The Ridiculously Human Podcast

Ridiculously Human

Ridiculously Human is an original Podcast hosted by two South African buddies, Craig and Gareth. Both have fantastic faces for Podcasting ;) 🙂 Each episode, the hosts have conversations with guests who are recognised in their community as people who provide inspiration, motivation and hope. We explore their lives and background stories in fascinating and intriguing chats. We unpack how adversity or their sheer determination and mindset has been used to create a positive and meaningful impact in their and other people’s lives. The themes of wellness, business, spirituality and fun are traversed to educate, inspire and stoke your curiosity.

Short and Sweet - RHP#065 with Simon McCartney
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Superhumanship, is a podcast series which we run, helping you to navigate day to day life and encouraging you to be another ridiculously awesome human. Each week, we discuss and disseminate the top few pearls of wisdom shared by our previous weeks guest. This week we spoke about… We are co-creating with everyone and everything we interact with Everything is an exchange of energy All nervous systems in the collective field vibrate to the highest functioning nervous system How we show up, influences others…positively or negatively, there is no in-between Protective vs Receptive mode of mind and body Practical advice on improving self-love Authenticity and honesty are intrinsically linked to health Two versions of honesty - Inner honesty and Outer honesty It all comes down to love and presence Your energy speaks before you do Music By The Bambuseae Rhythm Section - Check them out here Right Hook Request HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE PODCAST? We know this is always a big one to ask and you hear it a million times but anything you can do to help us get our podcast out there into the ether will be massively appreciated! Please tell Your Friends & Share Online Subscribe, Rate & Review:  Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google Play | TuneIn | iHeartRADIO | Google Podcasts | Follow us on: Website | YouTube | Medium | Instagram | FaceBook | Twitter | LinkedIn |

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Jun 2020

23 min 29 sec

ex-Navy SEAL. Healing Expert. Coach. Speaker. Author. Spiritual Being. Inventor. Entrepreneur. Founder of True Body Intelligence. Everything that we do in life revolves around an exchange of energy. As a result, each interaction that we are involved in is effectively a co-creation. You’re co-creating when sitting with others around a table, through exchanging glances, your thoughts, your body language, and while you’re conversing. Our guest this week, Christopher Maher, is a naturally high vibing person. He makes it his mission to always bring his best self to each interaction that he has. His secret is to make sure that his central nervous system is operating in receptive mode, as opposed to protective mode. Christopher Maher, dealt with a lot of childhood trauma, but overcame it, and at the age twenty-two enrolled in Navy SEAL training. In his latter years as a SEAL, he was getting tighter, and closing in emotionally. Even though he had the exterior of an athlete, he was losing his vision, had to read lips, and was barely sleeping. A yoga mat and juicer, were the beginning of his healing journey. Christopher spent years healing, learning, and training. He undertook a deep and prolonged journey to seek knowledge. He studied a multitude of wellbeing methods under a variety of thought leaders. He would practice on himself daily for hours on end, so that he could one day teach what he had learned and experienced.   Once he was ready, Christopher set off on a deep spiritual awakening, a 30-day dark-room meditation retreat in Thailand. The experience was literally a portal that took him into another dimension of reality and opened up a whole new perspective on life. All this has led Christopher to develop a comprehensive system and techniques based on Eastern philosophy, of total physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual healing and integration. True Body Intelligence System, allows people to find love and peace through removing distortion in their body and becoming open again. This is a powerful podcast that we can all do with listening to at this time in our history, because it will allow us to take a deep look at our actions and how we are showing up in life. Christopher shared a ton of valuable information and advice with us on; dealing with our shadows, breathing to de-stress, deep inner work, receptive mode vs protective mode, co-creation, energy transfer, how to practice self-love, and many other fascinating stories from his life. We hope you enjoy this conversation as much as we did. Let’s find out what it means for Christopher Maher, to be Ridiculously Human.  Your fellow beings, Craig and Gareth SHOW NOTES Background, Context & Reference Connect with Christopher Maher: Website | Instagram | FaceBook | YouTube | LinkedIn | Email | Christopher’s book: Free For Life Christopher’s Online Program: 8 Stepping Stones to Inner Freedom Other relevant points discussed and mentioned:   Central Nervous System - CNS Stoicism Navy SEALs Meditation - Five Senses Dark Room Meditation, Thailand DMT Experience People Discussed Shelley Paxton Mandy Lehto Baron Von Stiegel Wim Hof Montak Chia Places Mentioned Milton Hershey School, Pennsylvania Music By The Bambuseae Rhythm Section - Check them out here The Simon Van Gend Band - Check them out here Right Hook Request HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE PODCAST? We know this is always a big one to ask and you hear it a million times but anything you can do to help us get our podcast out there into the ether will be massively appreciated! Please tell Your Friends & Share Online Subscribe, Rate & Review:  Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google Play | TuneIn | iHeartRADIO | Google Podcasts | Follow us on: Website | YouTube | Medium | Instagram | FaceBook | Twitter | LinkedIn | Pinterest | Related Podcasts You Might Enjoy  RHP #021: Joe Cross, Joe the Juicer. Filmmaker of Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead RHP #050: Darin Olien, The Superfood Hunter, Author, Vegan, Hydration Expert. Founder of Superlife and Barukas RHP #082: Bruce Lipton, Stem Cell Researcher, Developmental Biologist, Epigenetic Expert, Author, Keynote Speaker, Spiritual Scientist RHP #113: Ellie Mackay, Documentary Filmmaker, Science Communicator, Extreme Environment Drone Pilot, and Founder of Ellipsis Earth

Jun 2020

1 hr 55 min

Superhumanship, is a podcast series which we run, helping you to navigate day to day life and encouraging you to be another ridiculously awesome human. Each week, we discuss and disseminate the top few pearls of wisdom shared by our previous weeks guest. This week we spoke about… World events -> lessons learned Reacting in panic mode Slowing down and listening Culturally, we are progressing in life  How our roles in life change overtime Always treat people with the respect they deserve  Now, more than ever we need good leadership in the world What good leadership looks like Music By The Bambuseae Rhythm Section - Check them out here Right Hook Request HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE PODCAST? We know this is always a big one to ask and you hear it a million times but anything you can do to help us get our podcast out there into the ether will be massively appreciated! Please tell Your Friends & Share Online Subscribe, Rate & Review:  Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google Play | TuneIn | iHeartRADIO | Google Podcasts | Follow us on: Website | YouTube | Medium | Instagram | FaceBook | Twitter | LinkedIn |

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Jun 2020

19 min 52 sec

Author. Educationalist. Motivational Speaker. Soldier. World Traveller. Powerlifter. History Teacher. Lifelong Entrepreneur. Mentor. Leader. Buddy. Beloved Headmaster. There are many empowering strengths that we rely on as humans, allowing us to have trust and faith in each other. We seek consistency in traits like honesty, level-headedness, compassion, kindness, love, acceptance and openness. If we can find these in other people, it gives us the confidence to accept them as part of our tribe, and to be the leaders amongst us. Our guest this week, Shaun Fuchs, is a man who has spent his life in the firing line. Leadership, is something which comes naturally to him and is wired into his DNA.  For a man who loves the order and structure of institutions, Shaun Fuchs, is a difficult person to pigeon hole, besides the fact that he is a serious high achiever! Shaun is a dynamic teacher, a renowned water-polo coach, a beloved headmaster, a business leader…and a gay man who came of age when society was a lot more close-minded than it is today. Shaun’s wholeness as a human, his sincerity, authenticity, and openness, has provided the perfect platform to be the leader and mentor to 1,000s of people throughout his life. Shaun joins us for his second appearance on the Podcast (his first one is here). Today we proudly speak to him about his first book - ‘Fush - A Story of Pride, Respect and Leadership’. His experience of writing a book was one of the most nourishing, fulfilling and healing things he has done. It has rekindled old relationships and connections, and reminded him what a privilege it is to be alive and have been surrounded by such great people. In Fush, Shaun tells the story of his life which has been dedicated to changing the lives of others. From his early primary school days, having to learn to fight and protect himself and his brother, to his formative years at Jeppe High School, his time as an army infantry officer, to his life epoch as a powerlifter, and of course his memorable teaching career, Shaun has always had an irrepressible instinct to inspire others and to lead with a sense of calm and kindness no matter what the challenges.  And as a result of the hurdles he has had to leap along the way, whether life-affecting homophobia or other adversities, he has never victimised or bullied anyone because he knows what it’s like to be on the receiving end of discrimination.  Shaun’s easy to read, fun and insightful book, is filled with many lessons in each chapter. It’s a story that encourages a world of greater diversity, more inclusive environments, and where everyone has space to be themselves, no matter what their cultural, ethnic, religious or sexual backgrounds are. It encourages us to look within, to find our self-belief, and to have the faith that it doesn't matter what the situation you find yourself in, you can always overcome the obstacles. This is a memoir that will give you an opportunity to reflect on your own life, it will make you laugh, cry and reconsider what it truly means to live life to the fullest, and to lead by example. We hope you enjoy this conversation as much as we did. Let’s find out what it means for Shaun Fuchs, to be Ridiculously Human.  Your fellow beings, Craig and Gareth SHOW NOTES Background, Context & Reference Connect with Shaun Fuchs: Website | Instagram | FaceBook | LinkedIn | Shaun Fuchs book: Fush - A Story of Pride, Respect and Leadership Other relevant points discussed and mentioned:   Five Stages of Grief  London Bombings 2005 Anglo Boer War Afrikaners  Jeppe High School Fourways High School People Discussed Devin Lester Places Mentioned Hillbrow, Johannesburg Music By The Bambuseae Rhythm Section - Check them out here The Simon Van Gend Band - Check them out here Right Hook Request HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE PODCAST? We know this is always a big one to ask and you hear it a million times but anything you can do to help us get our podcast out there into the ether will be massively appreciated! Please tell Your Friends & Share Online Subscribe, Rate & Review:  Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google Play | TuneIn | iHeartRADIO | Google Podcasts | Follow us on: Website | YouTube | Medium | Instagram | FaceBook | Twitter | LinkedIn | Pinterest | Related Podcasts You Might Enjoy RHP #015: Shaun Fuchs, ex- School Principal. Educationalist and Entrepreneur RHP #051: Devin Lester, Professional Photographer, Dream Chaser, Technical Artist, Realist, Black Belt Karate and Founder of DLP RHP #069: Richard Mulholland, Punk Rocker, ex-Roadie, Speaker, Author, Serial Entrepreneur and Founder of Missing Link, Talk drawer and HumanWrit.es RHP #070: Ryan Hawell, Maritime Adventurer, Sales Extraordinaire, Team Builder, Dance Floor King, Energiser, Director of Operations for Steiner

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May 2020

1 hr 37 min

Superhumanship, is a podcast series which we run, helping you to navigate day to day life and encouraging you to be another ridiculously awesome human. Each week, we discuss and disseminate the top few pearls of wisdom shared by our previous weeks guest. This week we spoke about… The infectiousness of positivity Speaking from a place of love and truth The powerful act of showing up with love Feeling emotions, rather than ‘dealing’ with them Ego is the enemy Cleansing your vessel so energy can flow easier Self-enlightenment Detoxing body and mind Plant medicine Music By The Bambuseae Rhythm Section - Check them out here Right Hook Request HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE PODCAST? We know this is always a big one to ask and you hear it a million times but anything you can do to help us get our podcast out there into the ether will be massively appreciated! Please tell Your Friends & Share Online Subscribe, Rate & Review:  Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Soundcloud | TuneIn | iHeartRADIO | Google Podcasts | Follow us on: Website | YouTube | Medium | Instagram | FaceBook | Twitter | LinkedIn |

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May 2020

19 min 1 sec

ex-Springbok Rugby Player. Spiritual Guide. Rasta Heart. Smiler. Retreat Facilitator. Vision Manifestor. Big Hearted Jungle Man. Owner of Rama Organica Healing Sanctuary. World domination and conflict, are forces which have encapsulated humanity throughout the centuries. There are however, equal and opposite forces in this world which are just as powerful...love and compassion. The latter are often misconstrued and underutilised as a tool for power and connection.  Our guest this week, Joe Van Niekerk, is an absolute mountain of a man. His energy, presence and loving open-heart, radiate out of every orifice in his body.  Devastatingly, when he was 14 years old he lost one of the biggest loves of his life, his Dad. It was a moment that delivered one of greatest pain’s he would ever experience, and trauma he would hold on to unknowingly for the next 20 years of his life. Joe Van Niekerk is one of the finest rugby players the world has ever seen. As a youngster, he was somewhat of a prodigy. He was a sublime school sportsman and ended up representing his country at all levels in rugby. By the time he was 21 years old, he was lining up for the Springboks against the old foe, the mighty All Blacks. He ended his professional career in Toulon, France. A place where he blossomed and matured into a fine player and club leader. Towards the end, his body could also not take the bashing much longer, or deal with the intake of prescriptive medicines he was relying on every day to help recover from matches. So he started working on and exploring his inner game, by learning about people like the Dalai Lama, and reading up on practices like Buddhism and Self-Love. It was the start of calming his ego and letting go of his former identity. The day Joe stopped playing rugby, he went on a strict vegan diet, stopped taking all his prescriptive medicines, and really started cleansing his body. It was a 21-day juice fast that really shifted things for him physically and psychologically. His journey with plant medicine, ayahuasca, resulted in a life-changing moment. It allowed him to release pent-up trauma he had been holding onto since the day his Dad died, and also helped him to understand how many of his actions and behaviours were as a result of that trauma.  Joe Van Niekerk, must be one of the most loving, big-hearted, connected, and energetic people you can ever meet in your life. His smile, presence, and abundance of love, shine brightly from him and his little piece of heaven in the central-american jungle. He is now the owner of Rama Organica, a healing sanctuary, transformational community, and organic farm, located in the southern pacific zone of Costa Rica. Big Joe, or Jungle Joe as he now likes to be called, is a man who has lived an incredible life. Once revered for his brute force, and mastery skills on the rugby pitch, and now after a few years away from the limelight, stepping back in as a new and improved version of himself. JungleJoe333, stripped back, lean and loving, here once again to be revered... but this time in a completely different space and light. We hope you enjoy this conversation as much as we did. Let’s find out what it means for Joe Van Niekerk, to be Ridiculously Human.  Your fellow beings, Craig and Gareth SHOW NOTES Background, Context & Reference Connect with Joe Van Niekerk: Website | Instagram | FaceBook | YouTube |  Rama Organica - Medicine of Light Other relevant points discussed and mentioned:   King Edwards VII School, Johannesburg - KES Currie Cup Rugby Super Rugby All Blacks Springboks Toulon Rugby Vipassana Meditation Shamanism Krishna - Hindu God Plant Medicine Ayahuasca People Discussed AJ Venter Bob Skinstad Places Mentioned Costa Rica Music By The Bambuseae Rhythm Section - Check them out here The Simon Van Gend Band - Check them out here Right Hook Request HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE PODCAST? We know this is always a big one to ask and you hear it a million times but anything you can do to help us get our podcast out there into the ether will be massively appreciated! Please tell Your Friends & Share Online Subscribe, Rate & Review:  Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google Play | TuneIn | iHeartRADIO | Google Podcasts | Follow us on: Website | YouTube | Medium | Instagram | FaceBook | Twitter | LinkedIn | Pinterest | Related Podcasts You Might Enjoy RHP #010: Sean Roberts, Ex-Professional Football Goalkeeper and Player Agent RHP #034: Chris Kilham, Founder of Medicine Hunter and Plant Medicine Expert  RHP #035: Luke Storey, Transformational Coach and Host of The Life Stylist Podcast  RHP #066: Keegan Smith, NRL Performance Coach, Personal Growth Extraordinaire and Founder of RealMOVEMENTProject RHP #114: AJ Venter, ex-Springbok Rugby Player, World Class Athlete, Mental Health Advocate, Host of Life with AJ Podcast

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May 2020

2 hr 2 min

Superhumanship, is a podcast series which we run, helping you to navigate day to day life and encouraging you to be another ridiculously awesome human. Each week, we discuss and disseminate the top few pearls of wisdom shared by our previous weeks guest. This week we spoke about… Expert advice: Who do you believe? Same expertise, completely opposing views  Finding the truth in a sea of information isn’t easy Mental health / Anxiety: Topics is still in the shadows of our discussions Loss of identity as a human Strong alpha males being vulnerable is so empowering, brave, and a new way of leading The old archetypes of masculinity can, and should be questioned Personal growth involves making tough decisions Ideas on how to improve your mental health Music By The Bambuseae Rhythm Section - Check them out here Right Hook Request HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE PODCAST? We know this is always a big one to ask and you hear it a million times but anything you can do to help us get our podcast out there into the ether will be massively appreciated! Please tell Your Friends & Share Online Subscribe, Rate & Review:  Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google Play | TuneIn | iHeartRADIO | Google Podcasts | Follow us on: Website | YouTube | Medium | Instagram | FaceBook | Twitter | LinkedIn |

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May 2020

15 min 17 sec

ex-Springbok Rugby Player. World Class Athlete. Mental Health Advocate. Smiler. Motivational Speaker. Boere Seun. Truth Seeker. Host of Life with AJ Podcast. Many young boys and girls around the world spend their childhoods obsessing over their sporting heroes and heroines. The walls of their rooms are covered with posters of these icons, and they spend countless hours in their backyards pretending to be or to play like them. It’s beyond their wildest dreams that one day, they may get to play the sport themselves as a professional, or perhaps even meet their hero in the flesh.  Our Podcast guest this week, AJ Venter, is one of those heroes whom we got to meet and speak with! AJ Venter is an absolute beaut of a human being. He grew up like many farm boys in The Free State, by spending his school time barefoot on the ice-cold and rock hard rugby pitches, and social time with a pellet gun or rifle walking the fields of their family farm in his veldskoene. Rugby was his forte and playing was a passion which just allowed him to use his finesse and skill to climb the ranks through high school, provincial levels, and ultimately on to the international stage. After school, he had the opportunity to go on his first overseas trip to Italy and ended up staying there for 3 years. He could not believe his luck, and twice a week he would get on the train and go to Venice to just walk around, all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. AJ, ended up representing his country, South Africa, 25 times in the Green and Gold jersey of the Springboks. An honour that he will forever cherish. However, all good things do eventually come to an end, and as AJ says, “The day you retire from rugby, your real-life starts.” Any transition is difficult, but one of such vast changes can be extremely tough and confusing.  Retirement, his business and financial losses, together with two divorces and other relationships not working out, resulted in self-doubt and him questioning his abilities. These ultimately led to AJ having a nervous breakdown and suffering an anxiety attack.  Thankfully with the help he received, AJ managed to turn his life around by working on his internal game and mindset, day in and day out. He created new healthy habits, slimmed down his group of friends, started meditating, stopped watching the news, and is now reaping the rewards.  AJ has used his precarious situation to help others now too. It took him around a year to open up and start talking about his problems because it wasn’t something he really wanted people to know about. However, once he opened up the door of vulnerability, he realised it was not only part of his healing process, but it allowed others to speak about their issues too….and boy did those floodgates open! Most recently he has launched his own podcast, Life with AJ Venter, where he speaks to people from all different spheres about their life experiences. We hope you enjoy this conversation as much as we did. Let’s find out what it means for AJ Venter, to be Ridiculously Human.  Your fellow beings, Craig and Gareth SHOW NOTES Background, Context & Reference Connect with AJ Venter: Instagram | FaceBook | YouTube | Twitter | LinkedIn |  Other relevant points discussed and mentioned:   Springboks What the Health - Documentary King Cobra snake Book - Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell Charles Eisenstein on the Rich Roll Podcast Fantastic Fungi - Documentary Insight Timer - Meditation App People Discussed Ard Matthews Naas Botha  Sean Roberts  Places Mentioned Bethulie, Bloemfontein Rovigo, Italy Music By The Bambuseae Rhythm Section - Check them out here The Simon Van Gend Band - Check them out here Right Hook Request HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE PODCAST? We know this is always a big one to ask and you hear it a million times but anything you can do to help us get our podcast out there into the ether will be massively appreciated! Please tell Your Friends & Share Online Subscribe, Rate & Review:  Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google Play | TuneIn | iHeartRADIO | Google Podcasts | Follow us on: Website | YouTube | Medium | Instagram | FaceBook | Twitter | LinkedIn | Pinterest | Related Podcasts You Might Enjoy RHP #041: Paul De Gelder, Motivational Speaker and Shark Attack Survivor RHP #097: Ard Matthews, Rock Legend, Musician, Singer Song Writer, Soloist and Lead Singer of Just Jinjer RHP #102: Gareth Cliff, Podcast and Radio Host, Curiosity Seeker, Ex-Idols Judge, Master Debater, Founder of Cliff Central RHP #110: Beau Miles, YouTuber, Award-Winning Filmmaker, Poly-Jobist, Backyard Adventurer, and Doctor of Philosophy

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Apr 2020

1 hr 54 min

Superhumanship, is a podcast series which we run, helping you to navigate day to day life and encouraging you to be another ridiculously awesome human. Each week, we discuss and disseminate the top few pearls of wisdom shared by our previous weeks guest. We believe that in this day and age, we are all leaders and people of influence. Therefore, we need to adapt and realise that we have this opportunity to take responsibility, and by contributing positively to society, that in-turn we make ourselves better humans, both individually and collectively!! This week we spoke about… Micro adventures Garden camping, stargazing Storytelling - finding common ground Communication - disseminating facts from fiction Auter theory Ignorant arrogance Using negative data positively 99% of plastic pollution is missing Why you are buying a plastic bottle, not water Conservation changing technology Music By The Bambuseae Rhythm Section - Check them out here Right Hook Request HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE PODCAST? We know this is always a big one to ask and you hear it a million times but anything you can do to help us get our podcast out there into the ether will be massively appreciated! Please tell Your Friends & Share Online Subscribe, Rate & Review:  Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google Play | TuneIn | iHeartRADIO | Google Podcasts | Follow us on: Website | YouTube | Medium | Instagram | FaceBook | Twitter | LinkedIn |

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Apr 2020

21 min 45 sec

Documentary Filmmaker. Science Communicator. Solo Female Traveller. Extreme Drone Pilot. Ocean Activist. Storyteller. Biologeek. Founder of Ellipsis Earth. Humans are concurrently, wonderfully simple and strangely complex creatures. We have a habit of making our lives difficult, when the solutions are mostly basic. We seek things in faraway places, and fail to see what is under our noses. We love to hate, and struggle to love. We listen to the shouters, and ignore to hear the sages. We live and we learn, yet we forget. In many ways, we are our own worst enemies and are building rows upon rows of acquiescent robots, instead of heterodox thinkers. Our Podcast guest this week, Ellie Mackay, is a lady who spends more time in the jungle, outback, or ocean, than she does at home. If Indiana Jones were to ever meet his match then she would certainly be that lady! Growing up, Ellie's Mom would host exchange students from around the world. She got to experience people from different backgrounds, shapes, sizes, colours, races, genders, and sexualities. They would talk for hours telling her stories. Her favourite thing was to get out her atlas and ask, “So where do you come from?” She has a passion to tell the world the untold stories of the planet and also the people whose voices are not being heard. She has a special superpower which captivates your mind through storytelling. Her storytelling transcends the boundaries of the spoken word and also includes award-winning documentaries that she has filmed and directed. As a solo female traveller, she has had her fair share of near-miss moments, but also has a multitude of stories that will hold you in awe. All the travelling has grounded her soul, and constantly reminds her that life is such a privilege and something to be extra grateful for every single day. Ellie is a zero-waste living advocate, and in recent years founded a tech startup called Ellipsis Earth. By using drones and artificial intelligence, they monitor and find plastic pollution all around the world. As she explains, one of the major problems with plastic pollution is that we don’t know where 99% of it actually is!  As an activist, she will bob and weave with the best of them, but instead of delivering a knockout punch, she will invite the opposition to find the middle ground and work together. You cannot help but love this lady and the work she is doing! We hope you enjoy this conversation as much as we did. Let’s find out what it means for Ellie Mackay, to be Ridiculously Human.  Your fellow beings, Craig and Gareth SHOW NOTES Background, Context & Reference Connect with Ellie Mackay: Website | Instagram | FaceBook | YouTube | Twitter | LinkedIn | Vimeo | SoundCloud | Ellipsis Earth National Geographic Plastic Project - Sea to Source Other relevant points discussed and mentioned:   Book - Women Who Run With The Wolves by Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés Adventure Uncovered - Film Festival Flow State Book - Tiny Habits by B.J. Fogg Auteur Theory Jaws - The Movie Aloe Vera - Benefits Book - Supernormal by Meg Jay People Discussed Beau Miles David Attenborough Places Mentioned Isle of Wight  Borneo Papua New Guinea Music By The Bambuseae Rhythm Section - Check them out here The Simon Van Gend Band - Check them out here Right Hook Request HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE PODCAST? We know this is always a big one to ask and you hear it a million times but anything you can do to help us get our podcast out there into the ether will be massively appreciated! Please tell Your Friends & Share Online Subscribe, Rate & Review:  Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google Play | TuneIn | iHeartRADIO | Google Podcasts | Follow us on: Website | YouTube | Medium | Instagram | FaceBook | Twitter | LinkedIn | Pinterest | Related Podcasts You Might Enjoy RHP #013: Ashlyn George, Founder of Lost Girls Guide to Finding The World RHP #052: Wanjira Mathai, Youth Leadership Developer, Conservationist, Kenyan Smiler, Storyteller and Chairwoman of Wangari Maathai Foundation RHP #055: Helen Jukes, Amateur Urban Apiarist, Writer, Beekeeper, Writing Tutor, Author of A Honey Bee Heart has Five Openings RHP #068: Lilia Tarawa, ex-Gloriavale Daughter, Cult Convalescent, Author, Speaker, Smiler, Business Coach RHP #110: Beau Miles, YouTuber, Award-Winning Filmmaker, Poly-Jobist, Backyard Adventurer, and Doctor of Philosophy

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Apr 2020

2 hr 14 min

Superhumanship, is a podcast series which we run, helping you to navigate day to day life and encouraging you to be another ridiculously awesome human. Each week, we discuss and disseminate the top few pearls of wisdom shared by our previous weeks guest. This week we spoke about… Using communication to diffuse situations How to have difficult conversations Listening to others perspectives Removing ego and opening up Avoid assuming what others are thinking Comparing our insides to other people's outsides Spending time to get clear on who are you Asking for help and shining a spotlight on shame Disconnection between mind and body Music By The Bambuseae Rhythm Section - Check them out here Right Hook Request HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE PODCAST? We know this is always a big one to ask and you hear it a million times but anything you can do to help us get our podcast out there into the ether will be massively appreciated! Please tell Your Friends & Share Online Subscribe, Rate & Review:  Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google Play | TuneIn | iHeartRADIO | Google Podcasts | Follow us on: Website | YouTube | Medium | Instagram | FaceBook | Twitter | LinkedIn |

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Apr 2020

17 min 57 sec

Biker-babe Chic. Author. Transformational Coach. Ex-Harley Davidson Executive. Marketing Guru. Speaker. Rebel with a Cause. Nomad. Chief Soul Officer. The coronavirus is forcing us to hit the reset button. Not tomorrow, or the next day….but right now. It’s allowing us to reflect and look deeper into our souls, and to identify what is really important in life. It seems that a new internal dialogue and conversation is being bestowed upon us to become more soulFULL. Shelley Paxton, is a mid-western gal, who was born to rebell. Chasing her Mom around the kitchen with carving knives, was just the type of delightful daughter she used to be. There was however, a brief glimmer of hope when she was a decent competitive swimmer, but that soon quickly pivoted into becoming a really good drinker, shroom taker, and socialiser. After selling her soul to the corporate world with long hours and no life, Shelley got the opportunity to take a sabbatical at only 26 years old, and travel around Europe. She managed to reconnect with her Mom on that trip. They swapped the knives for sightseeing, and enjoyed doing things like the laundry and reading mail together :)  Her career opened up when she took a role in Turkey. Everything for her was pretty much on course, she had met her future ex-husband, her career was flying and she was making a real name for herself in her industry. But often what happens is that something needs to give, and for her, it was her health. Shelley and her husband really enjoyed many great fun-loving, years together. Sadly, like with many high flying professionals, their relationship was neglected and it ended in an extremely messy divorce. It was so messy that Shelley fell into depression, and tried to commit suicide by taking a drug overdose. Once back on track, Shelley landed arguably the sexiest job on the planet, the Chief Marketing Officer of Harley-Davidson. She thrived there, however, after six years the corporate jet setting lifestyle eventually caught up and took it’s toll. She was still pushing through by eating and drinking in excess.  After leaving Harley with enough money saved in her ‘fuck-you-fund’, she embarked on a self-discovery journey of epic proportions. It spanned continents, and included excursions, retreats and some straight talking coaches. A further life-shock of her Dad suffering multiple strokes, shifted her perspective a few extra notches on what was actually important in life.  Which brings us to this present moment, where Shelley is the Chief Soul Officer at Soulbbatical. The book she authored has morphed and grown into a community and movement of like-minded soul-liberators, who are harmonising the soulful balance in the universe. We hope you enjoy this conversation as much as we did. Let’s find out what it means for Shelley Paxton, to be Ridiculously Human.  Your fellow beings, Craig and Gareth SHOW NOTES Background, Context & Reference Connect with Shelley Paxton: Website | Instagram | FaceBook | Twitter | LinkedIn | Shelley’s book: Soulbbatical Other relevant points discussed and mentioned:   Harley Davidson Life Is Priceless Foundation Headspace App Hells Angels Beautiful Writers Podcast Book - Free for Life by Christopher Lee Maher Human Design People Discussed Mandy Lehto Brené Brown Linda Sivertson Places Mentioned Istanbul, Turkey Minneapolis, Minnesota Naples, Florida Music By The Bambuseae Rhythm Section - Check them out here The Simon Van Gend Band - Check them out here Right Hook Request HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE PODCAST? We know this is always a big one to ask and you hear it a million times but anything you can do to help us get our podcast out there into the ether will be massively appreciated! Please tell Your Friends & Share Online Subscribe, Rate & Review:  Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google Play | TuneIn | iHeartRADIO | Follow us on: Website | YouTube | Medium | Instagram | FaceBook | Twitter | LinkedIn | Pinterest | Related Podcasts You Might Enjoy RHP #020: Christie Lindor, Management Consultant, Author & Hostess of Mece Muse RHP #033: Tara Russell, Founder, President & Global Impact Lead of Fathom Travel RHP #057: Sophie Sabbage, Bestselling Author, Keynote Speaker, Patient Activist, Transformational Facilitator, Cancer Convalescent RHP #106: Mandy Lehto, Business and Executive Coach, Writer, Speaker, Podcast Host and Recovering Overachiever

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Apr 2020

1 hr 56 min

Superhumanship, is a bonus podcast series which we run, helping you navigate day to day life and preparing you to be another ridiculously awesome human. Each week, we discuss and disseminate the top few pearls of wisdom shared by our previous weeks guest. We believe that in this day and age, we are all leaders and people of influence, on varying scales. Therefore, we need to adapt and realise that we have this amazing opportunity to take responsibility, by contributing positively to society, and in-turn making ourselves better humans, both individually and collectively!!! This week we spoke about… Mental health and self belief Internal dialogue and the story we tell ourselves daily Facing our dark shadows Our ‘family’ of personalities Generational memory and epigenetics Keeping wellness simple Taking pride in your small steps The other 23 hours Seeking unease to invoke growth Psychedelics - the mystery of a mushroom Music By The Bambuseae Rhythm Section - Check them out here Right Hook Request HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE PODCAST? We know this is always a big one to ask and you hear it a million times but anything you can do to help us get our podcast out there into the ether will be massively appreciated! Please tell Your Friends & Share Online Subscribe, Rate & Review:  Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google Play | TuneIn | iHeartRADIO | Follow us on: Website | YouTube | Medium | Instagram | FaceBook | Twitter | LinkedIn |

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Mar 2020

20 min 53 sec

Mindset Shifter. Human Builder. Professional Coach. Personal Trainer. Orator. Smiler. Entrepreneur. Community Creator. Conversation Starter. Anthropologist. Straight Talker. Each day we are all blessed with a fresh and full 24 hours. Twenty-four hours of possibility, of creativity, of rest, of peace, of space. How we use that time, each and every day, is a choice. We can succumb to the distractions and be part of the inefficient roller coaster, or we can be focused, committed, plan, and then enjoy a good sense of fulfilment each night. Our Podcast guest this week, Mac Brazina, talks a lot about ‘the other 23 hours’. You see, that one hour that you spend in the gym is important, mostly for your aesthetics and fitness. However, what are you doing with the other 23 hours in your day to really improve your overall mindset and wellbeing? Mac is still a young lady, although she is wise beyond her years. Her wisdom can be attributed to being the oldest of five siblings, coming from a lineage of ‘power women’, the hardships and shortcomings she has faced, dealing with her shadows, taking a psychedelic journey, and training her body and mind. As with many people, there is a catalyst which often initiates a downward spiral towards a dark space. For Mac, that was when her Mom was diagnosed with complex regional pain syndrome, which is a degenerative disease of the central nervous system.  Mac is a firm believer in human potential. Once we begin to comprehend our mind and practice mind control, our potential becomes infinite. So, you can be anxious, you can be upset, you can be heartbroken, or in mourning, but you can still evolve and be a better person! With a change in mindset comes a change of energy, and we are at a time in our existence when, as humans, we need to embrace our feminine and masculine energies with equal proportions.  Mac, as you may have guessed, is one of those precious souls who has been sent here to help us bridge the gap between science and esoterism. To close the space between our own limiting beliefs and what is possible. To understand that we need to take control of our internal dialogues. To allow us to connect and balance our masculine and feminine energies. Psychedelics showed Mac that she wasn't a prisoner to her brain, and that her brain was not the one in control. They built a bridge of information for her spirit and physical existence to connect. They showed her what she was capable of, that she was not a victim, and that magic is totally real... A workout is the microcosm of daily life. There’s going to be reps that don’t feel great, and ones that do. Loads that seem impossibly heavy to lift, and ones that feel light as a feather. It’s all about how you approach your reps. It’s about one rep at a time. Knowing that each rep is an opportunity to dig into discomfort and reap what it has to offer you... We hope you enjoy this conversation as much as we did. Let’s find out what it means for Mac Brazina, to be Ridiculously Human.  Your fellow beings, Craig and Gareth SHOW NOTES Background, Context & Reference Connect with Mac Brazina: Website | Instagram | FaceBook | YouTube | Twitter | LinkedIn |  Other relevant points discussed and mentioned:   Rebuilding America's Warriors - RAW Complex Regional Pain Syndrome - CRPS Veterans In Pain Psychedelics Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test People Discussed Terence McKenna Timothy Leary Ram Dass Ken Kesey Places Mentioned St. Petersburg, Florida Music By The Bambuseae Rhythm Section - Check them out here The Simon Van Gend Band - Check them out here Right Hook Request HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE PODCAST? We know this is always a big one to ask and you hear it a million times but anything you can do to help us get our podcast out there into the ether will be massively appreciated! Please tell Your Friends & Share Online Subscribe, Rate & Review:  Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google Play | TuneIn | iHeartRADIO | Follow us on: Website | YouTube | Medium | Instagram | FaceBook | Twitter | LinkedIn | Pinterest | Related Podcasts You Might Enjoy RHP #034: Chris Kilham, Founder of Medicine Hunter and Plant Medicine Expert  RHP #035: Luke Storey, Transformational Coach and Host of The Life Stylist Podcast  RHP #050: Darin Olien, The Superfood Hunter, Author, Vegan, Hydration Expert. Founder of Superlife and Barukas RHP #082: Bruce Lipton, Stem Cell Researcher, Developmental Biologist, Epigenetic Expert, Author, Keynote Speaker, Spiritual Scientist

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Mar 2020

1 hr 28 min

Superhumanship, is a bonus podcast series which we run, helping you navigate day to day life and preparing you to be another ridiculously awesome human. Each week, we discuss and disseminate the top few pearls of wisdom shared by our previous weeks guest. We believe that in this day and age, we are all leaders and people of influence, on varying scales. Therefore, we need to adapt and realise that we have this amazing opportunity to take responsibility, by contributing positively to society, and in-turn making ourselves better humans, both individually and collectively!!! This week we spoke about… The importance of setting yourself challenges Getting completely out of your comfort zone Re-using, recycling, up-cycling Getting creative and curious Building your own things Storytelling skills Spreading a message without being preachy Building trust is the future currency Chasing happiness Teaching fortitude, challenge, and friendliness Taking accountability for everything that you do Not believing in boredom Music By The Bambuseae Rhythm Section - Check them out here Right Hook Request HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE PODCAST? We know this is always a big one to ask and you hear it a million times but anything you can do to help us get our podcast out there into the ether will be massively appreciated! Please tell Your Friends & Share Online Subscribe, Rate & Review:  Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google Play | TuneIn | iHeartRADIO | Follow us on: Website | YouTube | Medium | Instagram | FaceBook | Twitter | LinkedIn |

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Mar 2020

21 min

Doctor of Philosophy. YouTuber. Award-Winning Filmmaker. Poly-Jobist. Hobby Farmer. Part-Time Builder. Runner. Kayaker. Woodchopper. Backyard Adventurer. Humans have always been storytellers, it’s how knowledge and traditions have been passed on from generation to generation. These days, thanks to social media, more and more people have become storytellers. Fortunately, we still have some old-school type of blokes, like Beau Miles, who completely understand the art of storytelling, and do it in a way that is insightful, mesmerising and captivating. Beau Miles’ folks taught him to be curious. He has a vague idea of the parenting that his parents gave him, but does remember it being fairly free in a sense, and that they didn't believe in boredom. In fact, they hated the idea of boredom. Beau reckons he has never been bored a day in his life, or a minute in his life for that matter. He is not sure how anyone can be bored and says that we need to get creative and fill in the gaps. Create your own fun, and create your own sense of curiosity, because you've got the potential, like any human, to go out and make something of yourself in the world...!  Until recently, Beau was an outdoor education lecturer at Melbourne’s Monash University. He thinks the modern academic is flawed by specialising in one area, because the world doesn't work that way. His aim is to live and teach about broad, complex and curious ways of living. He encourages us to challenge ourselves on small and large proportions, and to think of our daily lives differently. Beau seems like a happy guy. Although he’d argue that he is not a happy kind of person. He is however, really optimistic...a super optimist! He is not in pursuit of happiness and nor will he teach his child to be in pursuit of happiness. He wants to teach fortitude, challenge, and friendliness. He'd teach friendliness over happiness any day of the week!  Beau Miles is a hardy doer. He has a talent for building with reclaimed wood and turns garbage into gleaming treasures. Being a Dad, he now has less time to travel to far-away places and enjoys re-inventing what is closest to him. He loves to set himself challenges of epic proportions. A lot of what he does is to create awareness for others, that there is adventure, fun and learning to be had wherever we seek it. He sets off across homelands, across mountain ranges, across seas and straits, around his block and on highways to work. To him, using our bodies and hands more for everything is key. Through his physical journey, he engages in the limitless potential of human perception. Along his adventures, he documents everything and creates world-class and award-winning films and documentaries. Through his non-preachy storytelling style, he engages viewers to recognise opportunities for adventure on their own doorstep and really makes them want to be better humans too. Beau wrote his PhD on the topic of, The Secret Life of the Sea Kayaker. He also loves a banana or two. We hope you enjoy this conversation as much as we did. Let’s find out what it means for Beau Miles, to be Ridiculously Human.  Your fellow beings, Craig and Gareth SHOW NOTES Background, Context & Reference Connect with Beau Miles: Website | Instagram | FaceBook | YouTube | LinkedIn |   Beau’s Films and Journal: Beau’s upcoming book - The Backyard Adventurer Other relevant points discussed and mentioned:   Mile an Hour Documentary - Beau Miles Phenomenology Steinbeck Books People Discussed Jean-Paul Sartre - Sartre Cliff Young - Australian Farmer Salvador Dali John Steinbeck Music By The Bambuseae Rhythm Section - Check them out here The Simon Van Gend Band - Check them out here Right Hook Request HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE PODCAST? We know this is always a big one to ask and you hear it a million times but anything you can do to help us get our podcast out there into the ether will be massively appreciated! Please tell Your Friends & Share Online Subscribe, Rate & Review:  Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google Play | TuneIn | iHeartRADIO | Follow us on: Website | YouTube | Medium | Instagram | FaceBook | Twitter | LinkedIn | Pinterest | Related Podcasts You Might Enjoy RHP #021: Joe Cross, Joe the Juicer. Filmmaker of Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead RHP #041: Paul De Gelder, Motivational Speaker and Shark Attack Survivor RHP #062: Emily Penn, Earth Changer, Ocean Conservationist, Artist, Plastic researcher and Assailant, Founder of Running eXXpedition RHP #105: Frank Solomon, Pro Big Wave Surfer, Lifesaver, Adventurer, Professional Travelling Surfer, Nomadic Explorer, Environmental Ocean Activist

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Mar 2020

1 hr 22 min

Superhumanship, is a bonus podcast series which we run, helping you navigate day to day life and preparing you to be another ridiculously awesome human. Each week, we discuss and disseminate the top few pearls of wisdom shared by our previous weeks guest. We believe that in this day and age, we are all leaders and people of influence, on varying scales. Therefore, we need to adapt and realise that we have this amazing opportunity to take responsibility, by contributing positively to society, and in-turn making ourselves better humans, both individually and collectively!!! This week we spoke about… Dealing with eating disorders The increase of suicides in teenagers The influence of social media on perceived happiness Skin products and taking care of what we put on our skin Knowing pre-dispositions in relation to your health How much our looks affect us How to feel good but not be obsessed Giving our best selves to our partners Setting your relationships up to win Creating boundaries and rituals to give partners space Delivering your message correctly Music By The Bambuseae Rhythm Section - Check them out here Right Hook Request HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE PODCAST? We know this is always a big one to ask and you hear it a million times but anything you can do to help us get our podcast out there into the ether will be massively appreciated! Please tell Your Friends & Share Online Subscribe, Rate & Review:  Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google Play | TuneIn | iHeartRADIO | Follow us on: Website | YouTube | Medium | Instagram | FaceBook | Twitter | LinkedIn |

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Feb 2020

16 min 19 sec

Motivational Speaker. Blogger. Coach of Mom’s. Woman Whisperer. Psychology of Eating Expert. Adolescent Motivator. Smiler. Founder of Cup Of Casey. Our Podcast guest this week, Casey Schmidt, was heavily influenced by the relationship she had with her parents and sisters. She was fortunate to have spent a few good years with her father before tragedy struck when he passed away at forty-five years old, from stage four lung cancer, even though he had not smoked since before she was born. Casey, is the youngest of three sisters. Growing up, she remembers her mom and sisters doing a lot more things together, especially around big events like homecoming. She had also always wished she could be thin like her sisters… So she started off on a very normal diet, just being conscious of what she was eating. She also became a really good swimmer, and would practice twice a day. At some point during that summer, Casey stopped controlling the diet, and the diet started controlling her. She remembers it feeling really scary because she had turned into someone that she had never known before. She didn't recognise herself by the fact that she was super withdrawn, didn't want to go out, was lying to her Mom all the time, and was covering up of her whereabouts to her dad and family. She was also covering up her eating disorder. From personally experiencing such tragedy and pain in those early teenage years, to now teaching kids herself, she is inspired and excited to let kids know that they are not invisible. They are not alone with their thoughts, fears and anxiety. Casey sees it as her goal to provide a psychological toolbox of tips, tricks and strategies to navigate life, and hopefully provide social support and emotional structure to weather all the storms that come their way, and ultimately live happier, and healthier lives.  Like many of us going through teenage hood and puberty, she suffered with bad skin. From a young age, Casey always wanted to be either a dermatologist or make-up artist. Now, Casey, works for a well-renowned skin care and make-up brand. She loves to make women feel better about their skin and encourages them to use safe and clean make-up and skin products, because what we put on our skin every single day has a huge impact on our overall health. Amongst the most important things in Casey’s life are her relationships. The relationships she has with her husband and kids are where she focuses the large majority of her time, and makes sure that she is 100% present with them whilst in their company.  What is the key ingredient to make a relationship work and thrive? Communication. Something which Casey and her husband remind themselves of and practise each and every day. Instead of jostling for positions and attention when they meet after a day's work, they give each other time to hug it out before saying what is on their mind. A big mantra of her’s is that it's all in the delivery of what you are trying to communicate. You can say the same thing, either kindly or impatiently, and each one will get you completely different reactions. We hope you enjoy this conversation as much as we did. Let’s find out what it means for Casey Schmidt, to be Ridiculously Human.  Your fellow beings, Craig and Gareth SHOW NOTES Background, Context & Reference Connect with Casey Schmidt: Website | Instagram | FaceBook | YouTube |  Other relevant points discussed and mentioned:   Greenwashing Beauty Counter - Skin Products Environmental Working Group - EWG Book - Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus People Discussed Oprah Winfrey Places Mentioned Chicago, Illinois Music By The Bambuseae Rhythm Section - Check them out here The Simon Van Gend Band - Check them out here Right Hook Request HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE PODCAST? We know this is always a big one to ask and you hear it a million times but anything you can do to help us get our podcast out there into the ether will be massively appreciated! Please tell Your Friends & Share Online Subscribe, Rate & Review:  Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google Play | TuneIn | iHeartRADIO | Follow us on: Website | YouTube | Medium | Instagram | FaceBook | Twitter | LinkedIn | Pinterest | Related Podcasts You Might Enjoy RHP #007: Eva Claire Marseille, Boeing 747 Pilot and First Officer. Fly with Eva RHP #027: Rosie Millen, Founder of Miss Nutritionist and Adrenal Fatigue Specialist RHP #077: Camille Knowles, Health Coach, Author, Natural Chef, Eczema Conqueror, Smiler and Founder of The Beauty Of Eczema RHP #089: Kate Swoboda, Author, Coach, Habit Queen, Kate Courageous, Founder of Your Courageous Life

Feb 2020

1 hr 40 min

Superhumanship, is a bonus podcast series which we run, helping you navigate day to day life and preparing you to be another ridiculously awesome human. Each week, we discuss and disseminate the top few pearls of wisdom shared by our previous weeks guest. This week we spoke about… Homeschooling, micro-schooling, independent and community learning Why education is an absolute necessity for all The negative consequences of no access to education Education being a luxury The convergence of skills and experiences later on in our lives The difficulty of not knowing what to do with your life Kierkegaard and the dizziness of freedom  Re-inventing yourself at 50 years old The idea around artful ageing Dealing with your limiting beliefs and rejection Music By The Bambuseae Rhythm Section - Check them out here Right Hook Request HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE PODCAST? We know this is always a big one to ask and you hear it a million times but anything you can do to help us get our podcast out there into the ether will be massively appreciated! Please tell Your Friends & Share Online Subscribe, Rate & Review:  Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google Play | TuneIn | iHeartRADIO | Follow us on: Website | YouTube | Medium | Instagram | FaceBook | Twitter | LinkedIn |

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Feb 2020

16 min 45 sec

Writer. Speaker. Dance Performer. Empowered Phoenix. Entrepreneur. Independent and Community Learning Advocate. Artful Ager. Silver Fox. Host of Super Power U Podcast. It’s not until you leave school that you actually realise how freakin’ awesome it is. It’s also not something to be taken for granted. There are children in the world who never get to experience the luxury of education, and would do absolutely anything to be able to afford a school uniform so that they are allowed to attend school. Our Podcast guest this week, Lisa Betts-LaCroix, is a huge advocate for empowered living and independent and community-based learning. Lisa was born in Canada, and grew up into a highly community-orientated and performance-oriented family. She identifies as mixed race, having a rather eclectic heritage of Japanese and French Canadian ancestors. Lisa was a theatrical girl, and remembers going to the theatre school with her dad and a deposit cheque in her hand ready to join. Her fear and limiting beliefs forced her to tear up the cheque and drive off....The irony is that she left traditional university two years later to go back to become an actor!  Acting is a very challenging world which she took on as a martial arts act, dealing with the challenge of how to stay your centred self with all the blows. She moved to the US in 1995 for pilot season in Los Angeles and was expecting to hate it, but fell in love with California. Lisa enjoyed a successful acting career, appearing in many well-known shows.  After having her first child, quitting acting, and joining her husband's tech business, they were destined for San Francisco...which she really didn’t want to do. However, she did convince him to sell everything, move into a big RV, and head off on the road. After a few twists and turns in her own career she eventually focused her energy on building communities that support parents and families with high ability, divergent thinking kids, who didn’t fit into the brick and mortar school model. Her newfound passion evolved over the years and she ended up co-founding a large network of 400+ families, educating kids in the SF Bay area.  In 2014, she experienced a serendipitous moment while walking past a ballroom dance studio, and peeking in to see a bunch of Latin teenagers who were dancing away. Eight months later, she plucked up the courage to attend her first class. A year later, at 50 years old, she decided to compete and earned herself a title of World Champion Pro-Am American Rhythm Ballroom dancer! This is a lady embracing everything life has to throw at her, and she is not afraid to stand up and face it head-on, by constantly re-inventing herself and her career. She has dealt with the hiccups confidently and gracefully, including growing out her naturally stunning grey locks and wearing them with pride and a beautiful smile. We hope you enjoy this conversation as much as we did. Let’s find out what it means for Lisa Betts-LaCroix, to be Ridiculously Human.  Your fellow beings, Craig and Gareth SHOW NOTES Background, Context & Reference Connect with Lisa Betts-LaCroix: Website | Instagram | FaceBook | YouTube | Twitter | LinkedIn | Pinterest | Super Power U Podcast: Other relevant points discussed and mentioned:   Podcast Movement 1988 Japanese Canadian Redress Redress of African-Americans for Slavery Acting Pilot Season People Discussed The Mamas and the Papas Seth Godin Music By The Bambuseae Rhythm Section - Check them out here The Simon Van Gend Band - Check them out here Right Hook Request HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE PODCAST? We know this is always a big one to ask and you hear it a million times but anything you can do to help us get our podcast out there into the ether will be massively appreciated! Please tell Your Friends & Share Online Subscribe, Rate & Review:  Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google Play | TuneIn | iHeartRADIO | Follow us on: Website | YouTube | Medium | Instagram | FaceBook | Twitter | LinkedIn | Pinterest | Related Podcasts You Might Enjoy RHP #016: Melissa Monte, Hostess of the Mind Love Podcast RHP #023: Erin Bailey, Founder of E-Bailey Fitness and Consulting. Viral Blogger RHP #040: Pamela Gay, PhD Astronomer and Astronomy Cast Host RHP #048: Fei Wu, Podcast Host, People Connector, Entrepreneur, Freelance Digital Marketer. Founder of Feisworld

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Feb 2020

1 hr 48 min

Superhumanship, is a bonus podcast series which we run, helping you navigate day to day life and preparing you to be another ridiculously awesome human. Each week, we discuss and disseminate the top few pearls of wisdom shared by our previous weeks guest. We believe that in this day and age, we are all leaders and people of influence, on varying scales. Therefore, we need to adapt and realise that we have this amazing opportunity to take responsibility, by contributing positively to society, and in-turn making ourselves better humans, both individually and collectively!!! This week we spoke about… The unknown and subconscious benefits of being in nature Sacred Geometry - Mandala’s and Fibonacci numbers Fractals in Nature - naturally occurring shapes in nature Nature’s natural stress reduction The strange subtleties in the way we see things The way our brains process things on a quantum level Negative ions released in the environment The healing and awakening properties of plants (CBD, Ayahuasca, Mushrooms, etc) The power and energy transfer of touch Key roles and benefits that touch has in day to day interactions Conveyance of information through touch Lessons from intense training Training your body and mind to the limit Music By The Bambuseae Rhythm Section - Check them out here Right Hook Request HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE PODCAST? We know this is always a big one to ask and you hear it a million times but anything you can do to help us get our podcast out there into the ether will be massively appreciated! Please tell Your Friends & Share Online Subscribe, Rate & Review:  Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google Play | TuneIn | iHeartRADIO | Follow us on: Website | YouTube | Medium | Instagram | FaceBook | Twitter | LinkedIn |

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Jan 2020

21 min 18 sec

Martial Artist. Movement Expert. UFC Fighter. Hemp Specialist. Sacred Geometry Artist. Father. Life Long Learner. Teacher. Founder of Raised Spirit. Being out in nature is one of the most energetic and soothing experiences a human can have. However, many of us are so blasé about our surroundings and never get to truly feel the many health benefits it provides. So in this modern day and age, most of us have lost our deeply rooted connection to nature. Our guest this week, Nick Osipczak, has a huge amount of knowledge about the benefits of nature which stemmed from his curiosity with art and ultimately sacred geometry.  Nick was born and raised in South London. A place he does not associate much with these days. At school he tried to get away with doing as little as possible, which is why he took art as one of his subjects. He found that he actually enjoyed it, especially when he used to draw faces. He would draw them almost mathematically, without being aware of it.  His mathematical mind served him well in school, when he became interested and obsessed with gambling. Spending six hours a day gambling with his mates played into his ability with numbers, statistics, and analysing situations.  In University, he turned his attention to martial arts. Nick’s progression through the ranks was rather quick. Each week he’d take his progress, extrapolate it, align it with his vision and the results kept coming. Nick went on to compete in the Ultimate Fighting Championships (UFC) between the ages of 24-26. Being a professional fighter taught him many valuable lessons in life, which have now weaved their way into how he operates as a kind and caring human, a teacher, as well as a businessman and father. Upon leaving the UFC, he embarked on a journey to learn and master the internal arts, or more specifically, Tai-Chi Ch’uan. This spiritual martial art focuses heavily on mind, body and soul, and is one of the most demanding arts in the world which requires pure dedication from it’s students. In November 2017, Nick began selling his own range of organic CBD, and has gradually increased the amount of hemp-based health products on offer. He believes that hemp will play a critical role moving forward, and in improving the way we interact with our planet.  His gift is being able to see the best in people, and helping them fulfil their potential. He believes this must begin with a healthy and balanced lifestyle, in order for us to have the necessary energy required to live the lives we deserve. We are much more powerful when our primary motivations are to serve others. He emphasises the co-dependent relationship between the mind, body and spirit, by combining ancient oriental wisdom with modern science and research. His philosophy is… The Body must be open, strong, balanced, coordinated, flexible, and connected The Mind must be able to concentrate, focus, relax, project, connect and open The Spirit will expand as you begin to know yourself on a deeper level of consciousness The Breath must be cultivated diligently, as this is what links the body, mind and Spirit together  We hope you enjoy this conversation as much as we did. Let’s find out what it means for Nick Osipczak, to be Ridiculously Human.  Your fellow beings, Craig and Gareth SHOW NOTES Background, Context & Reference Connect with Nick Osipczak: Website | Instagram | FaceBook | YouTube | Twitter | LinkedIn | YouTube | Raised Spirit Products: Other relevant points discussed and mentioned:   What 3 Words - App Kids found using the What 3 Words App Heads up Poker Texas Hold’em Poker Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Ultimate Fighter TV series Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Tai Chi Qigong Ayahuasca Sacred Geometry Fractals Mandala Flower of Life Ley Lines Sitar Daoism CBD Yijing or the Book Of Changes Spinal Wave Movements People Discussed Zach Bush Rich Roll Music By The Bambuseae Rhythm Section - Check them out here The Simon Van Gend Band - Check them out here Right Hook Request HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE PODCAST? We know this is always a big one to ask and you hear it a million times but anything you can do to help us get our podcast out there into the ether will be massively appreciated! Please tell Your Friends & Share Online Subscribe, Rate & Review:  Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google Play | TuneIn | iHeartRADIO | Follow us on: Website | YouTube | Medium | Instagram | FaceBook | Twitter | LinkedIn | Pinterest | Related Podcasts You Might Enjoy  RHP #028: Darryl Edwards, Founder of Primal Play. Movement and Play Specialist RHP #034: Chris Kilham, Founder of Medicine Hunter and Plant Medicine Expert  RHP #050: Darin Olien, The Superfood Hunter, Author, Vegan, Hydration Expert. Founder of Superlife and Barukas RHP #067: Jody Calitz, Women’s Health Expert, Ex-Pro Bikini Bodybuilder, Nutritionist, Vegan Athlete, Elite Personal Trainer

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Jan 2020

1 hr 35 min

Superhumanship, is a bonus podcast series which we run, helping you navigate day to day life and preparing you to be another ridiculously awesome human. Each week, we discuss and disseminate the top few pearls of wisdom shared by our previous weeks guest. We believe that in this day and age, we are all leaders and people of influence, on varying scales. Therefore, we need to adapt and realise that we have this amazing opportunity to take responsibility, by contributing positively to society, and in-turn making ourselves better humans, both individually and collectively!!! This week we spoke about… The difference between an overachiever and a high achiever The idea of Enoughness and coming to a state of inner peace Not being obsessed with the outcome of a goal and rather making the most of the journey Deconstructing yourself and becoming an observer Transitioning from corporate to entrepreneurship is a journey Understanding yourself is a journey The importance of experimentation in everything you do What are you identifying yourself as? What is your emotional scaffolding? Music By The Bambuseae Rhythm Section - Check them out here Right Hook Request HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE PODCAST? We know this is always a big one to ask and you hear it a million times but anything you can do to help us get our podcast out there into the ether will be massively appreciated! Please tell Your Friends & Share Online Subscribe, Rate & Review:  Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google Play | TuneIn | iHeartRADIO | Follow us on: Website | YouTube | Medium | Instagram | FaceBook | Twitter | LinkedIn |

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Jan 2020

20 min 59 sec

Business and Executive Coach. Writer. Speaker. ex-Investment Banker. PhD Historian. Podcast Host. Gentle Soul. Mother. Recovering Overachiever.  Life is pretty much one big experiment if you really think about it. Somehow, miraculously we are all plonked into this world when we are born and have to figure things out from day one. Sure, you are provided with parents and meet other people along the way who are going to influence and mentor you. However, for the most part, we are on this magical experimental journey taking each moment as it comes. Our guest this week, Mandy Lehto, has at times in her life felt like a bit of a misfit and as though she was not living the life she intended, or was at least, meant to live.  Mandy grew up as a farm girl in rural northern Ontario, Canada. She enjoyed a truly enriching and a self-sustaining lifestyle, with many great lessons for a young girl to learn. However, it’s fair to say that not everything was hunky-dory. She had a father who pushed her way too much. She learned from a young age that being a super-achiever was the way to get love and validation. The 3 P’s were a huge part of her life growing up: Be pleasing, passive and perfect. Everybody in her family, besides her, was musical. They could all sing or play musical instruments and she was just the smart one. It was like a clubhouse that she didn’t have the key to.  She did end up being the first woman in her family to ever to go to university. Her super achieving attitude earned a PhD from Cambridge University. She always had a massive passion for creative writing and in her twenties, she was obsessed with writing for a particular big-deal glossy magazine in the UK. She pitched ideas and wrote to the Editor again and again. When she finally heard back, commending her on her tenacity, she was encouraged to submit a piece. Mandy ended up chickening out and deleted the email. It was while working as a maternity nurse that an unexpected opportunity came knocking on her door. It led to Mandy getting a job in an investment bank. She learned the ropes and climbed the ranks extremely quickly. She looked incredibly successful to the outside world. However, her overachieving habits ended up with some heavy consequences, because inside she was dying. Her relationships were falling apart, she crashed through two marriages, and her health started falling to pieces as she suffered from severe adrenal fatigue. Yet she clung onto her ‘winning life strategy’. Her journey to heal herself involved acupuncture, seeing a shaman, joining a top coaching mastermind, a spirit animal retrieval meditation, and a dialogue with her vagina. In 2009, she resigned from investment banking and started her own coaching and corporate training business. For the past few years, she’s been having a love affair with herself, resting, nourishing, meditating, and slowing down. Letting go of old stories and ways of being that no longer serve her.  We hope you enjoy this conversation as much as we did. Let’s find out what it means for Mandy Lehto, to be Ridiculously Human.  Your fellow beings, Craig and Gareth SHOW NOTES Background, Context & Reference Connect with Mandy Lehto: Website | Instagram | FaceBook | Pinterest | Twitter | LinkedIn |  Other relevant points discussed and mentioned:   Timber Wolf Zither Instrument National Youth Jazz Orchestra, UK Herbie Hancock's Watermelon Man Adrenal Fatigue Five Rhythms Dancing - Gabrielle Roth Primal (Scream) Therapy Psychologies Magazine Benny Hill Music People Discussed Dr. Heather McKee Zach Bush John Wineland Brene Brown Music By The Bambuseae Rhythm Section - Check them out here The Simon Van Gend Band - Check them out here Right Hook Request HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE PODCAST? We know this is always a big one to ask and you hear it a million times but anything you can do to help us get our podcast out there into the ether will be massively appreciated! Please tell Your Friends & Share Online Subscribe, Rate & Review:  Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google Play | TuneIn | iHeartRADIO | Follow us on: Website | YouTube | Medium | Instagram | FaceBook | Twitter | LinkedIn | Pinterest | Related Podcasts You Might Enjoy RHP #027: Rosie Millen, Founder of Miss Nutritionist and Adrenal Fatigue Specialist RHP #059: Dr Heather McKee, Behaviour Change Specialist, Habit Coach, Bit Sized Habits Podcast Host, Research Geek, PhD in Weightloss Psychology RHP #076: Michael Bungay Stanier, Author, Coach, Speaker, Rhodes Scholar, Founder and CEO of Box Of Crayons RHP #095: Michael O’Brien, Author, TEDx Speaker, Executive and Leadership Coach, CEO of Peloton Coaching and Consulting

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Jan 2020

1 hr 55 min

Let’s finish off 2019 in style peeps! It’s been an incredibly gratifying process for us to pull together this Best of 2019 Podcast Series. What an absolute privilege it has been to speak to such amazing people this year. We have certainly grown as people ourselves and hope that you have taken home a gem or two, of wisdom too! We hope you enjoy this final compilation, as much as we did putting it together. This is week 3 of week 3, for the “Best of 2019 Series” Wishing you all a fantastic 2020! Click here to find out what it means for Kelsey Abbott, Karen Millsap, Michael O’Brien, Jacinta McDonell, Ard Matthews, Wayne Kaminsky, Lani Cooper, Dylan Herholdt, Grace Lee, Gareth Cliff, Jared Easley, Sara Quiriconi, and Frank Solomon, to be Ridiculously Human.  Your fellow beings, Craig and Gareth SHOW NOTES Names and links to each guest’s individual episode Kelsey Abbott Karen Millsap Michael O’Brien Jacinta McDonell Ard Matthews Wayne Kaminsky Lani Cooper Dylan Herholdt Grace Lee Gareth Cliff Jared Easley Sara Quiriconi Frank Solomon Music By The Bambuseae Rhythm Section - Check them out here The Simon Van Gend Band - Check them out here Right Hook Request HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE PODCAST? We know this is always a big one to ask and you hear it a million times but anything you can do to help us get our podcast out there into the ether will be massively appreciated! Please tell Your Friends & Share Online Subscribe, Rate & Review:  Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google Play | TuneIn | iHeartRADIO | Follow us on: Website | YouTube | Medium | Instagram | FaceBook | Twitter | LinkedIn | Pinterest |

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Dec 2019

2 hr 3 min

Is the 24th of December a strange day to launch a Podcast….eeerrrmmm?! YES, we thought so too :) However, 114 weeks in a row of releasing one or two Podcasts a week, we thought we’d just keep the consistency going!  We have put together a “Best of 2019” compilation, to remember and say thanks to our guests for all their time and for sharing their incredible stories with us. The lessons and reminders cover a diverse spectrum of what it means to be human. We hope these various clips will make you laugh, make you excited, make you cry, but most of all make you remember what a privilege it is to be alive and that we need to make the most of our time on this beautiful planet together. Wishing you a fulfilling and fun time over this festive period and that you get to enjoy the special time with your families and loved ones. We hope you enjoy this compilation as much as we did putting it together. This is week 2 of week 3, for the “Best of 2019 Series” Click here to find out what it means for Safwan Shah, Craig Haywood, Gareth Martin, Bruce Lipton, Bud Jeffries, John Demartini, Erik Bergman, Claude Silver, Carl Amery, Bernhard Baatjies, Kate Swoboda, Alexis (Lonnee) Ray, Bryan Falchuk and John Sanei, to be Ridiculously Human.  Your fellow beings, Craig and Gareth SHOW NOTES Names and links to each guests individual episode Safwan Shah Craig Haywood Gareth Martin Bruce Lipton Bud Jeffries John Demartini Erik Bergman Claude Silver Carl Amery Bernhard Baatjies Kate Swoboda Alexis (Lonnee) Ray Bryan Falchuk John Sanei Music By The Bambuseae Rhythm Section - Check them out here The Simon Van Gend Band - Check them out here Right Hook Request HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE PODCAST? We know this is always a big one to ask and you hear it a million times but anything you can do to help us get our podcast out there into the ether will be massively appreciated! Please tell Your Friends & Share Online Subscribe, Rate & Review:  Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google Play | TuneIn | iHeartRADIO | Follow us on: Website | YouTube | Medium | Instagram | FaceBook | Twitter | LinkedIn | Pinterest |

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Dec 2019

2 hr 14 min

Hosting and running a Podcast, really is a life changing experience. Each guest that we spoke to in 2019 had something unique and special to share with us. Each one of them has also taught us something and left us with ideas to ponder and reflect on. For that, it is our duty to honour them and look back on certain highlights throughout those conversations. We have put together a “Best of 2019” compilation, to remember and say thanks to our guests for all their time and for sharing their incredible stories with us. The lessons and reminders cover a diverse spectrum of what it means to be human. We hope these various clips will make you laugh, make you excited, make you cry, but most of all make you remember what a privilege it is to be alive and that we need to make the most of our time on this beautiful planet together. Wishing you a fulfilling and fun time over this festive period. Enjoy the office parties, enjoy the get togethers, enjoy laughing and celebrating with those who have helped shape and influence your 2019. We hope you enjoy this compilation as much as we did putting it together. This is week 1 of week 3, for the “Best of 2019 Series” Click here to find out what it means for Simon McCartney, Keegan Smith, Jody Calitz, Lilia Tarawa, Richard Mulholland, Ryan Hawell, Arno Carstens, Margo Aaron, Gavin Aung Than, Damara Ryder, Donovan Marsh, Michael Bungay Stanier, Camille Knowles, and Alex Moore, to be Ridiculously Human.  Your fellow beings, Craig and Gareth SHOW NOTES Names and links to each guests individual episode Simon McCartney Keegan Smith Jody Calitz Lilia Tarawa Richard Mulholland Ryan Hawell Arno Carstens Margo Aaron Gavin Aung Than Damara Ryder Donovan Marsh Michael Bungay Stanier Camille Knowles Alex Moore Music By The Bambuseae Rhythm Section - Check them out here The Simon Van Gend Band - Check them out here Right Hook Request HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE PODCAST? We know this is always a big one to ask and you hear it a million times but anything you can do to help us get our podcast out there into the ether will be massively appreciated! Please tell Your Friends & Share Online Subscribe, Rate & Review:  Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google Play | TuneIn | iHeartRADIO | Follow us on: Website | YouTube | Medium | Instagram | FaceBook | Twitter | LinkedIn | Pinterest |

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Dec 2019

2 hr 8 min

Superhumanship, is a bonus podcast series which we run, that is all geared towards authentic leadership. Each week we try to disseminate the wisdom shared by our guests and provide our two cents too. We believe that in this day and age, we are all leaders and all people of influence. New age leadership, is upon us. So therefore, we need to adapt and all realise we have this amazing opportunity to contribute to this shift in micro-leadership and micro-influence. This week we spoke about… Habits - How and why we both gave up coffee for 6 weeks and one month respectively…and then started again :) How travelling and adventure provides some of the best education we will ever receive Why giving back to those less privileged is important and that it can also provide you with a greater sense of purpose Bravery is something we all have within ourselves. We’ve all garnered it on some sort of level in our lives That society sometimes gives the impression that you should do something a particular way. However, doing the opposite is what might work best for you! Music By The Bambuseae Rhythm Section - Check them out here Right Hook Request HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE PODCAST? We know this is always a big one to ask and you hear it a million times but anything you can do to help us get our podcast out there into the ether will be massively appreciated! Please tell Your Friends & Share Online Subscribe, Rate & Review:  Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google Play | TuneIn | iHeartRADIO | Follow us on: Website | YouTube | Medium | Instagram | FaceBook | Twitter | LinkedIn |

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Dec 2019

27 min 8 sec

Pro Big Wave Surfer. Lifesaver. Adventurer. Spear Fisherman. Professional Travelling Surfer. Nomadic Explorer. Environmental Ocean Activist.  Travelling is probably one of the greatest gifts you can give to yourself in terms of your understanding of the world, and where and how you fit in. It really provides a perspective you would otherwise struggle to find in any other teachings you receive. Our guest this week has been to many corners of the globe, that others would never venture to. Often doing things at the drop of a hat, with little to no plans and very little cash. It is this adventurous spirit that has provided him with endless tales of exploration, that he can keep telling for the rest of his life.  Frank Solomon was born and grew up in Hout Bay, South Africa. Since he can remember he has been a water baby and now has a special connection with the ocean and is almost at one with it. Frank's introduction to big waves was as a result of his curiosity and cheekiness getting the better of him when he was a young 20 year old. There was a big surf competition in his ‘backyard’ at a place called Dungeons, in Cape Town. He was warned that he was too much of a novice to participate and should seek advice from the organisers for how to get involved in future years. Knowing much better than the rock-solid advice that was given to him, he walked over a mountain and paddled out to where the surfers were competing. As he explains, the waves were way bigger than he imagined and he ended up getting smoked, although he did make it back to shore safely. Back safe, he was hooked and two years later he would be competing in that exact competition! 2011 was a big year for Frank. He travelled for 7 months backpacking, using his Dad’s old Army backpack. It started off with an epic sailing trip for 68 days from South Africa to Thailand. It was also the year he also started competing in the Big Wave World Tour. To top it off, he appeared on the cover of the ZigZag surfing magazine in South Africa, which is a rather big deal in the surfing community.  In 2014, while surfing Rileys in Ireland, he fractured his L2 vertebra, and that really put things into perspective for him.  ‘Let’s Be Frank’, a movie about his life premiered in LA 3 years after the idea was thought up. That same year, 2016, Frank also got to surf the mother of all waves called Jaws, in Hawaii. An experience that not many can say they have attempted or even come close too. A good description for people that get to surf that wave is “Big Cahoonas!” While Frank continues to travel the world and surf whenever the opportunity arises, he has in recent years started an organisation called Sentinel Ocean Alliance. They currently have 100 underprivileged kids a week coming through their programme in South Africa.  Frank is an environmental and ocean activist by accident. In his way, he campaigns and raises awareness around how we can all contribute in our own little way to use less plastic, to be conscious of and take responsibility for our actions, so we can all make this world a better and cleaner place to live.  Frank is a free spirit, with a very humble and holistic approach to life. He enjoys the open road, the empty beaches, the unseen perspectives and unknown waves. And…..life keeps getting more interesting along the way.  We hope you enjoy this conversation as much as we did. Let’s find out what it means for Frank Solomon, to be Ridiculously Human.  Your fellow beings, Craig and Gareth SHOW NOTES Background, Context & Reference Connect with Frank Solomon: Website | Instagram | FaceBook | Twitter  |   Frank’s Films and Charity: Let's Be Frank Street Surfers - Documentary Sentinel Ocean Alliance Other relevant points discussed and mentioned:   Nippers Lifesaving Blue Bottles (Jellyfish) Billabong Junior Series Red Bull, Big Waves of Africa Shark Eyes - Shark Deterrent Stoicism Zigzag Magazine Corona - Plastic Reduction EyeForce Intermittent Fasting Hurley Maslow's - Hierarchy Of Needs People Discussed Grant Washburn Gary Linden Shanan Worrall Seneca Peter Hamblin Places Mentioned Hout Bay, South Africa Dungeons, Hout Bay Seal Island, Hout Bay Mavericks, California Crayfish Factory, Cape Town  Hell-Ville, Madagascar Atoll - Bassas da India  Jaws Wave, Hawaii Nazare, Portugal Music By The Bambuseae Rhythm Section - Check them out here The Simon Van Gend Band - Check them out here Right Hook Request HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE PODCAST? We know this is always a big one to ask and you hear it a million times but anything you can do to help us get our podcast out there into the ether will be massively appreciated! Please tell Your Friends & Share Online Subscribe, Rate & Review:  Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google Play | TuneIn | iHeartRADIO | Follow us on: Website | YouTube | Medium | Instagram | FaceBook | Twitter | LinkedIn | Pinterest | Related Podcasts You Might Enjoy RHP #026: Shanan Worrall, Founder of Shark Eyes and Big Wave Surfer RHP #041: Paul De Gelder, Motivational Speaker and Shark Attack Survivor RHP #050: Darin Olien, The Superfood Hunter, Author, Vegan, Hydration Expert. Founder of Superlife and Barukas RHP #062: Emily Penn, Earth Changer, Ocean Conservationist, Artist, Plastic researcher and Assailant, Founder of Running eXXpedition

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Dec 2019

1 hr 48 min

Superhumanship, is a bonus podcast series which we run, that is all geared towards authentic leadership. Each week we try to disseminate the wisdom shared by our guests and provide our two cents too. We believe that in this day and age, we are all leaders and all people of influence. New age leadership, is upon us. So therefore, we need to adapt and all realise we have this amazing opportunity to contribute to this shift in micro-leadership and micro-influence. This week we spoke about… Subconscious Programming: Being conscious of our internal dialogue Dreams take effort to achieve Addictions: Watch out for eating disorders in friends People with addictions are calling for help in an outside way that they don't know how to voice We have to listen more and be conscious of how others are behaving The difficulty in bringing up issues where you can see other people are suffering Having three drinks just to forget your day, is the same as going on Facebook for an hour and zoning out The repetitive nature of addictions Healthy habits: Cooking for yourself and forming a healthy connection and relationship with food Detoxing by unfollowing people on social media, unsubscribing to email newsletters, etc Making your life less complex wherever you can Line up your actions with your values. If it doesn’t feel right in your gut, don’t do it Load up your passport and see the world. Let travel be your best education Journaling as a powerful tool to get out your mental shit The power in collaboration Saving money in certain parts of your life, to spend on things you really enjoy Making an effort every single day to have fun Exercise: The importance of mobility in our life Yoga being so much more than just a few stretches Don’t be discouraged when you do something for the first time and you don’t like it!! Life Changes / Lessons / Why: Whenever you want to make change, it's really important to know the ‘why’ If you learning something along the way, it's never the wrong choice. It's just the correction We are all not honest enough with ourselves People are very quick to judge others, because it's a projection of themselves Societal / Self-inflicted Pressures: Putting pressure on yourself to overachieve If you're jealous of somebody, it means you want to do something too Living Cancer Free: A ‘cancer’ can be defined in many ways, e.g. poor relationships that we’re in Dis-ease is when we find ourselves disconnected from others and ourself Living free is really an empowered choice Take health seriously, get checked out and don’t be a hero! Carrying on doing what you have always done, even though you know it is wrong Collaboration / Providing Value: Self publishing a book Working together as a couple can be cool and awesome   Music By The Bambuseae Rhythm Section - Check them out here Right Hook Request HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE PODCAST? We know this is always a big one to ask and you hear it a million times but anything you can do to help us get our podcast out there into the ether will be massively appreciated! Please tell Your Friends & Share Online Subscribe, Rate & Review:  Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google Play | TuneIn | iHeartRADIO | Follow us on: Website | YouTube | Medium | Instagram | FaceBook | Twitter | LinkedIn |

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Nov 2019

54 min 2 sec

Storyteller. Content Creator. Wellness Travel Expert. Yogi. Author. Speaker. Addict Conqueror. Cancer Survivor. Coach. Movement Specialist. Founder of Live Free Warrior  While recovery from substance abuse is not always full of success stories, those that do live to tell the tale often become mentors for others in recovery too, or at least give them hope that there is a way out. For our guest this week, Sara Quiriconi, addictions and eating disorders controlled a big portion of her life. She was to be thrown a few other curve balls that put her life into perspective and made her realise what is really important. Sara grew up in a small town called Stratford, Connecticut. She spent time hanging out and working in a ski and snowboard shop her parents owned. She learned from a young age about entrepreneurship and the values of hard work. Her first entrepreneurial experience was selling bubble gum balls for 25¢ and she would split the monthly profits with her Grandfather and brother. As a young teenager, she really desired to be more liked and often felt like she was not living up to expectations. She increasingly sought external validation and approval from others. This led to her feeling disassociated with parts of herself. She tried to control her surroundings a lot, and the perfectionist in her grew. In an attempt to control things more, her struggle with anorexia crept in. In high school, someone was giving her a neck massage and found a little lump on her neck. She didn’t think anything of it and ended up giving it a little name, Bean. Overtime, little bean started to grow more and more, to the point it was almost the size of a golf ball. At 19, she was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma. The chemotherapy treatment, she hated. She was fearful every day about if her hair was going to fall out. As Sara says, “As a female, you really identify, even males, you identify with how you look. If you're already self-conscious about how you look and you don't like how your body is and then your hair’s gonna fall out...it doubles the, ‘I really don't like myself factor’.  Things started coming together for Sara after finding yoga! For the first time she started to FEEL again. It took ages though, 3-4 years, to really enjoy yoga. Yoga challenged her differently to other sports she was used to. It really helped her build physical and mental strength and resilience, which then started to positively impact other areas of her life. Yoga and self discovery sometimes lead to much bigger shifts and changes in our lives. We start to understand who we really are and what we really want from life. One of those for Sara, meant getting divorced and moving back to Miami. She also craved the warmth! Sara is known as the Live Free Warrior. She has written a book called Live Cancer Free, which is not only about cancer, but the other sorts of dis-eases that we have in our lives. She likes to teach people about the importance of everyday movement and has an aptly named series called Unfck Your Body! Her list of titles goes on, but the best part about this lady is that she shoots from the hip, speaks from great personal experience and articulates her message very astutely. We hope you enjoy this conversation as much as we did. Let’s find out what it means for Sara Quiriconi, to be Ridiculously Human.  Your fellow beings, Craig and Gareth SHOW NOTES Background, Context & Reference Connect with Sara Quiriconi: Website | Instagram | FaceBook | YouTube | Twitter | LinkedIn | Pinterest | Vimeo | Sara’s book and programs: Living Cancer Free - Book Live Free Renew - Program Unfcuk Your Body - Program Other relevant points discussed and mentioned:   Anorexia Bulimia Hodgkin's Lymphoma Ashtanga Yoga Vimeo People Discussed Nikki Sharp Places Mentioned Miami, Florida Music By The Bambuseae Rhythm Section - Check them out here The Simon Van Gend Band - Check them out here Right Hook Request HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE PODCAST? We know this is always a big one to ask and you hear it a million times but anything you can do to help us get our podcast out there into the ether will be massively appreciated! Please tell Your Friends & Share Online Subscribe, Rate & Review:  Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google Play | TuneIn | iHeartRADIO | Follow us on: Website | YouTube | Medium | Instagram | FaceBook | Twitter | LinkedIn | Pinterest | Related Podcasts You Might Enjoy  RHP #007: Eva Claire Marseille, Boeing 747 Pilot and First Officer. Fly with Eva RHP #036: Annie Clarke, Yoga Teacher and Founder of Mind Body Bowl  RHP #037: Kelly Rennie, Mums Fitness Expert and Founder of Busy Mum Fitness  RHP #057: Sophie Sabbage, Bestselling Author, Keynote Speaker, Patient Activist, Transformational Facilitator, Cancer Convalescent RHP #099: Lani Cooper, Australian Businesswoman, Stand-up Comedian,  Adorkable SmartAss EcoWarrior, Founder and CEO of MOBOT

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Nov 2019

1 hr 47 min

Superhumanship, is a bonus podcast series which we run, that is all geared towards authentic leadership. Each week we try to disseminate the wisdom shared by our guests and provide our two cents too. We believe that in this day and age, we are all leaders and all people of influence. New age leadership, is upon us. So therefore, we need to adapt and all realise we have this amazing opportunity to contribute to this shift in micro-leadership and micro-influence. This week we spoke about…   Childhood: The Civil Rights Movement. Have we moved on enough since that all took place? How the place you grew up has influenced you as a person Ripples of good actions reach further than you can imagine Be wary of gossip, it only creates negativity in the long run What do we miss out on when our folks die early? Adding value where you can in life Learning lessons from others A learning mindset changes the way you listen   Life Lessons: “If I knew then what I know now” - we can’t live that way Joining the Military provides structure and discipline Planning for what you want Putting yourself out there to go and meet a potential partner   Podcasting: Podcasting can transform your life Podcast to leverage your business Speaking to experts for personal and professional growth   Starting a business: Procrastination is your enemy Getting too caught up in the details before launching Imposter syndrome and self sabotaging thoughts  Validating your idea Align with people that compliment your skills Identifying your skillsets Reaching out to your network Asking for help Action brings clarity The best teacher is doing! Putting in the effort to find out what you like by listening to Podcasts, reading books, going on courses Creating on a shoe-string budget You are never too old to start   People / Community: Building networks by putting on events When creating a community, make it about the people in the community. Not about yourself! How to grow a solid network Delaying gratification for the benefit of growth Creating rapport is usually reciprocated down the track   Moving Forward: Timing is everything in life Being honest with yourself and learning from your mistakes Documenting your families stories Being humble is a super power Give more than you receive   Music By The Bambuseae Rhythm Section - Check them out here   Right Hook Request HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE PODCAST? We know this is always a big one to ask and you hear it a million times but anything you can do to help us get our podcast out there into the ether will be massively appreciated! Please tell Your Friends & Share Online Subscribe, Rate & Review:  Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google Play | TuneIn | iHeartRADIO | Follow us on: Website | YouTube | Medium | Instagram | FaceBook | Twitter | LinkedIn |

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Nov 2019

49 min 13 sec

Community Builder. Author. Entrepreneur. Podcast Host. Musician. ex-Naval Officer. Dad. Storyteller. Motivator. King of One-Liners. Co-Founder of Podcast Movement. There is a difficulty in turning goals or ideas into reality. We create hurdles and barriers, then become overwhelmed and often never get out of the starting blocks. We forget our ABCs - Action Brings Clarity. Our Podcast guest this week, Jared Easley, lost his Dad when he was young. In their short time together his Dad had a major influence on him and left a great legacy behind. Jared recalls his Dad being a person of utmost integrity who always treated people well. He treated people with kindness and would never say anything bad about anyone. All great lessons that Jared would carry with him throughout life. As a youngster, Jared, was a fine musician and always dreamed of a career on stage and performing some day. Alas, it was not to be and sadly, fear and self-doubt starved him of that dream.  Joining the Navy provided him with many more lessons, ideas, experiences and friendships that he could have hoped for. Working as an electronics technician played out nicely and being stationed in Pearl Harbor was a highlight. Being based in Hawaii, he met a lot of Filipino people and fell in love with them and their culture. Jared’s wife now, Rachel, is a lady of Filipino descent. He was quite a shy guy, and after he moved to Florida, he decided to put himself out there and went to an event at a club and lo and behold there she was at the party, and the rest is now sweet history :)  Jared joined the corporate world for around 10 years. However, at some point along that timeline he started to get itchy feet and wanted to do something else, something a little more fulfilling and that gave him purpose.  In 2013, Jared started his Podcast called ‘Starve The Doubts’ - the name being quite synonymous to his own journey as it took him about 9 extra months to start his Podcast because he had to overcome certain doubts he was having! Jared also did his fair share of attending various conferences and through doing that, to his dismay, he found out that there was not a specific ‘Podcast only’ conference. After some exploratory work and getting in touch with other people who had run large conferences, Jared and his co-founder, Dan Franks, launched a Kickstarter campaign and raised $10,000 in one day. They ended up raising $30k, which was the cash and recognition they needed to create Podcast Movement. In 2018, after effectively working two full-time jobs for a few years, they went all in on Podcast Movement. He had a 6-month runway of cash, and today they can proudly say that they run the largest Podcast conference in the world and have also created a business and small team around the Podcast.  Jared, to us, is one special man who is incredibly humble. He is a master in building and nurturing communities. He has extremely high values and ethics and is the frontman for diversity and inclusion in all that he does. He is charming and sees the world in an optimistic light, which is so refreshing. Besides having an incredible story, he has a vast amount of knowledge and wisdom that he shares with us around life, podcasting, community building and being a good person. To top it off, he has a sweet sounding Alabamian accent to make you just want to listen to more. We hope you enjoy this conversation as much as we did. Let’s find out what it means for Jared Easley, to be Ridiculously Human.  Your fellow beings, Craig and Gareth SHOW NOTES Background, Context & Reference Connect with Jared Easley: Website | Instagram | FaceBook | YouTube | Twitter | LinkedIn |  Jared’s Books, Podcast and Events: Book - Stop Chasing Influencers Book - Podcasting: Good to Great Podcast - Starve The Doubts Daily Podcast Newsletter - PodMov Daily Podcast Movement Facebook Group Evolutions Event Podcast Movement 2020 - Dallas, Texas Other relevant points discussed and mentioned:   Sweet Home Alabama - Song Bush - the band American Football Alabama Shakespeare Festival Chronic traumatic encephalopathy - CTE Internet Business Mastery Podcast Strength Finder - Book ATR2100 - Microphone Shiny Object Syndrome Kickstarter FinCon Outhouses People Discussed Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Rosa Parks Patrice Washington Steve Harvey Philip Taylor Thandi Ndlovu Places Mentioned Philadelphia Montgomery, Alabama Pearl Harbor Music By The Bambuseae Rhythm Section - Check them out here The Simon Van Gend Band - Check them out here Right Hook Request HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE PODCAST? We know this is always a big one to ask and you hear it a million times but anything you can do to help us get our podcast out there into the ether will be massively appreciated! Please tell Your Friends & Share Online Subscribe, Rate & Review:  Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google Play | TuneIn | iHeartRADIO | Follow us on: Website | YouTube | Medium | Instagram | FaceBook | Twitter | LinkedIn | Pinterest | Related Podcasts You Might Enjoy  RHP #021: Joe Cross, Joe the Juicer. Filmmaker of Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead RHP #024: Dr Thandi Ndlovu, CEO of Motheo Construction Group and Freedom Fighter RHP #046: Rick Clemons, Bold Move Expert, Host of Life (Un)Closeted Podcast, Status Quo Disruptor, Gay Bear RHP #058: Seth Godin, Blogger, Speaker, Marketing Guru, Bestselling Author of Linchpin, Tribes, Purple Cow and This Is Marketing

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Nov 2019

1 hr 44 min

Superhumanship, is a bonus podcast series which we run, that is all geared towards authentic leadership. Each week we try to disseminate the wisdom shared by our guests and provide our two cents too. We believe that in this day and age, we are all leaders and all people of influence. New age leadership, is upon us. So therefore, we need to adapt and all realise we have this amazing opportunity to contribute to this shift in micro-leadership and micro-influence.   This week we spoke about… Curiosity / Learning Being curious means that people are probably going to grow up learning a lot and participating in many things Having access to so much information now. We really don’t now how lucky we are!! Spending obsessive amounts of time researching things that interest you, rather than wasting a ridiculously amount of time on social media We wonder what learning languages will be like in the future with technology being able to translate things for us? It’s good to encourage learning a language, as it creates a lot of healthy brain connections in a growing child’s neurologically   Health We can only make excuses for a certain amount of things and then we really need to take responsibility in life Interesting to consider how much of how we are nature vs nurture Understanding your DNA and being aware of potential predispositions Being able to ‘edit out’ potential health issues before you are born   Organisation / Planning / Efficiencies The importance for countries, organisations, governments, libraries, etc to keep records of things What valuable information have we potentially lost out on by not keeping records of the past, or by information being destroyed? A good thing about living now and in the future is having everything recorded and online   Being Grateful How lucky we are to be living in this day and age. Less war, less famine, less poverty, greater sanitation, more forestation References: Steven Pinker and Andrew McAfee (More from Less book) Hans Rosling (Factfulness book) Understanding history to give us some sort of perspective now and for the future References: Yuval Noah Harari is on the right track. Martin Armstrong too - cycles and correlations Being grateful for when and where you were born, even if it was not the best place or best of times   People / Community How listening to the radio and reading books creates imagination Right brain activities are very important for our health and wellbeing There is something to be learnt from everyone Adjusting your conversation to suit the occasion, is a great skill and awareness to have Bridging the gaps between ideas and people Having the right support network and mentor in your career Keeping good people in your life   Communication Listening a lot more than you talk Being articulate helps to keep people engaged and to have a good debate Freedom of expression Having an opinion helps us to know what we think and it helps others know what they really think too Debating and seeking to be challenged in your thinking Investing the time in having tough conversations is the greatest compliment you can pay to someone   Life Lessons Experimenting and pushing the envelope Hard work and showing up each day Are you spending enough quality time with your family each day? How timing is absolutely everything in life Music By The Bambuseae Rhythm Section - Check them out here Right Hook Request HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE PODCAST? We know this is always a big one to ask and you hear it a million times but anything you can do to help us get our podcast out there into the ether will be massively appreciated! Please tell Your Friends & Share Online Subscribe, Rate & Review:  Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google Play | TuneIn | iHeartRADIO | Follow us on: Website | YouTube | Medium | Instagram | FaceBook | Twitter | LinkedIn |

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Oct 2019

55 min 8 sec

Podcast and Radio Host. Curiosity Seeker. Ex-Idols Judge. Master Debater. Conversation Starter. Tightrope Walker. History Aficionado. Chemistry Geek. Founder of Cliff Central. In a world where we are generally free to express our thoughts and minds, why is it that so many of us fear speaking out? Is it because finding a safe environment in our online and anonymous world, is difficult with so many strong and conflicting opinions?  Our guest this week, Gareth Cliff, has never been one to shy away from saying what he thinks. If anyone is walking a tightrope when it comes to creating discussions around sometimes taboo, but mostly important topics, it is him. Generally, he can debate himself out of any straw-man argument and steelman his way through other tough conversations. Gareth was always a curious kid, who would try and read up and find out as much as he could about many subjects. His school trips as a teenager were spent listening to the radio when his Mom would drive him and his siblings to school. Little did he know at the time as to what sort of subconscious programming that was doing to him, and that most of his career would be spent as a radio and podcast host. In February 1998, Gareth and his friend, John Kuhn, Launched GAL (Get a Life). It was the first-ever student portal and website exclusively aimed at the South African student community. John, sadly died, and the first tech bubble burst, before they could really turn GAL into the monster they had envisioned together. This was pre-dating Facebook, so it had the potential to change the world... At 23 years old, Gareth became the youngest commercial radio morning show host in South African history. For 10 years, he also hosted the biggest commercial morning show in 5FM history, and one of two of the biggest radio morning shows in terms of revenue and ratings in South Africa at the time. People in the world like Gareth, are important because they put their neck on the line to talk about certain topics where others would never venture. He opens up the dialogue and is happy to see where it goes. His whole life he has been interested in researching many things. He has a deep fascination for history which helps him put life into perspective. Some might think it’s slightly mad, but we think it’s super cool that he has his own chemistry laboratory in his house where he can play for days and days, experimenting with different concoctions from all the elements he has available!  In 2014, he launched CliffCentral.com, an online radio station. The stream is uncensored, unscripted and unradio. He hosts a show every single morning together with many other Podcasts too.  Gareth, as Rich Mulholland puts it, “Knows a lot of sh*t, about a lot of sh*t!” It’s impossible to be bored with this man in the room. Our conversation was rich and engaging and it was an absolute honour and privilege to have him on our Podcast.  We hope you enjoy this conversation as much as we did. Let’s find out what it means for Gareth Cliff, to be Ridiculously Human.  Your fellow beings, Craig and Gareth SHOW NOTES Background, Context & Reference Connect with Gareth Cliff: Website | Instagram | FaceBook | YouTube | Twitter | LinkedIn |  Gareth’s Show, Podcasts and Books Cliff Central Cliff Central Podcasts Gareth’s Books: Cliffhanger Gareth Cliff on Everything Other relevant points discussed and mentioned:   The Reality Check with Rich Mulholland Afrikaans Language Voortrekker Monument Tswana Language Parkinson's Disease Macular Degeneration Epigenetics CRISPR Rwanda and Burundi conflict Belgian Congo (DRC) during the time of King Leopold Radio 702 Pacman National Geographic Magazine Charlemagne Strawmanning - Debating Steal Man - Debating Penny Sparrow Twitter Incident People Discussed Rich Mulholland Gustav Preller Lord Charles Somerset Piet Retief Andries Pretorius Bruce Lipton John Berks Stan Katz Ard Matthews Dr. John Demartini George Carlin Helen Zille Christopher Hitchens Mmusi Maimane Winston Churchill Places Mentioned Johannesburg, South Africa Pretoria, South Africa Music By The Bambuseae Rhythm Section - Check them out here The Simon Van Gend Band - Check them out here Right Hook Request HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE PODCAST? We know this is always a big one to ask and you hear it a million times but anything you can do to help us get our podcast out there into the ether will be massively appreciated! Please tell Your Friends & Share Online Subscribe, Rate & Review:  Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google Play | TuneIn | iHeartRADIO | Follow us on: Website | YouTube | Medium | Instagram | FaceBook | Twitter | LinkedIn | Pinterest | Related Podcasts You Might Enjoy  RHP #009: Mbulelo Thinta, Interlocutor, Ultra-trail Runner and Host of Bleachers RHP #010: Sean Roberts, Ex-Professional Football Goalkeeper and Player Agent RHP #069: Richard Mulholland, Punk Rocker, ex-Roadie, Speaker, Author, Serial Entrepreneur and Founder of Missing Link, Talk drawer and HumanWrit.es RHP #092: John Sanei, Speaker, Trend Specialist, Business Strategist, Futurist, Author of FOREsight

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Oct 2019

1 hr 31 min

Superhumanship, is a bonus podcast series which we run, that is all geared towards authentic leadership. Each week we try to disseminate the wisdom shared by our guests and provide our two cents too. We believe that in this day and age, we are all leaders and all people of influence. New age leadership, is upon us. So therefore, we need to adapt and all realise we have this amazing opportunity to contribute to this shift in micro-leadership and micro-influence. This week we spoke about… Life-changing moments: History, why we need to understand it Life really is about luck and randomness a lot of the time How lucky and fortunate we are to be living now Counterfactual scenarios Is radical honesty the best way forward Adding humour and empathy to rehabilitation Not taking life too seriously Chance encounters and serendipity Taking opportunities when they come your way Trust takes time Actions speak louder than words   Parenting: Having a cheerleader or being a cheerleader for someone goes a long way Emulating people you look up to Responsibility as a parent. Not to shy away from what we get ourselves into There is always somebody out there who cares for you   Personal Development / Reflection / Philosophy: Receiving love, can provide bandwidth to think of a brighter future Words are very powerful, you can empower yourself and you can disempower yourself in one word You’ve got to become who you need to be, in order to have the ability to do what you need to do Before we can position ourselves externally, we have to position ourselves internally A basis for self-awareness - the four pockets of what we know and don’t know   Education / Work Ethic / Challenge: Chronological / Biological Age vs Mental / Intellectual Age If you really want something, there is a way! Do the grunt work Going above and beyond what is required Taking action on your wants and needs You can’t just talk, you have to take action Do a variety of things, go all in, but you can change often, success can be the change It’s honourable to be honest with yourself   Business / Career: Why are you working? Is it just to pay the bills? How, what success looks like, changes throughout life   Health / Life: How to improve your brain health Don’t just play things safe! Dying with regrets Our ability as humans to choose Music By The Bambuseae Rhythm Section - Check them out here Right Hook Request HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE PODCAST? We know this is always a big one to ask and you hear it a million times but anything you can do to help us get our podcast out there into the ether will be massively appreciated! Please tell Your Friends & Share Online Subscribe, Rate & Review:  Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google Play | TuneIn | iHeartRADIO | Follow us on: Website | YouTube | Medium | Instagram | FaceBook | Twitter | LinkedIn |

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Oct 2019

40 min 19 sec

PhD Neuroscientist. Behaviour Expert. Change Evangelist. Social Entrepreneur. Career Reinvention Specialist. Life and Business Strategist. Keynote Speaker. Positive Impactor. So many of us go through life wanting so much but actually never take any action to reach those dreams and desires. We become slaves to the story we are telling ourselves. Even though most things are probably within our grasp, there is always resistance which raises it’s little voice and finds an endless amount of reasons to justify why something cannot happen. Our guest this week, Grace Lee, is somebody who knows all too well about the fruits of hard work, dedication and persistence. Life has thrown her many more curveballs than most, and yet she has always managed to somehow deal with these challenges and resurrect herself and her situation. Dr Grace Lee, was always very close to her mother. She never built up a relationship, or even much rapport with her father at all. On the night of her 8th birthday, everything would change forever. Her whole family was involved in a head-on collision and she would never see her mother again. Grace spent a year in hospital recovering from severe injuries. Grace was a tenacious and determined young lady. As a teenager, she used to waitress tables and earn $2 a day. It was one serendipitous evening of serving some repeat clients when they asked her if she needed a place to stay. These ‘strangers’ offered to take her home, invited her back to their house and so she took them up on it. She was desperate at the time, and they knew that. This kind gesture would turn into something far greater and more beautiful than she could have ever imagined. Those two people are now her Foster parents. Her newfound security and the fact that her basic needs were being met, gave her the mental freedom to think about other things again.  After her first university degree, she chose to move outside of her comfort zone and moved to Edinburgh, Scotland, to pursue a Master’s degree in Neuroscience. With no financial aid, she gave herself one year to complete her degree before her savings ran out.  During her career, she was introduced to keynote speaking and coaching, which she now focuses on full time. Dr Grace Lee is not your stereotypical Neuroscientist and behaviour expert. She is a change evangelist, quantum leap accelerator, and a career reinvention specialist, who is on a mission to end the separation between work and fulfilment. Grace certainly is a very wise and special lady, who has a big place in our hearts. She tells her story with such enthusiasm and carries a big smile with great energy. It’s really hard to imagine what she has been through in her life and yet she continues to serve and help others in need because she believes that we are all designed for our own greatness. It’s discussions like these which really put things into perspective and give us hope and encouragement that where there’s a will, there’s a way.  We hope you enjoy this conversation as much as we did. Let’s find out what it means for Grace Lee, to be Ridiculously Human.  Your fellow beings, Craig and Gareth  SHOW NOTES Background, Context & Reference Connect with Grace Lee: Website | Instagram | FaceBook | YouTube | Twitter | LinkedIn | Pinterest |   Grace’s Programs and Podcast: Career Revisionist Career Revisionist Podcast: Other relevant points discussed and mentioned:   1997 Hong Kong Handover to China 80s Pontiac Car Neuroscience Oxford Dictionary of Difficult Words Places Mentioned Hong Kong  Manitoba, Prairie Province Edinburgh, Scotland  Music By The Bambuseae Rhythm Section - Check them out here The Simon Van Gend Band - Check them out here Right Hook Request HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE PODCAST? We know this is always a big one to ask and you hear it a million times but anything you can do to help us get our podcast out there into the ether will be massively appreciated! Please tell Your Friends & Share Online Subscribe, Rate & Review:  Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google Play | TuneIn | iHeartRADIO | Follow us on: Website | YouTube | Medium | Instagram | FaceBook | Twitter | LinkedIn | Pinterest | Related Podcasts You Might Enjoy  RHP #007: Eva Claire Marseille, Boeing 747 Pilot and First Officer. Fly with Eva RHP #040: Pamela Gay, PhD Astronomer and Astronomy Cast Host RHP #059: Dr Heather McKee, Behaviour Change Specialist, Habit Coach, Bit Sized Habits Podcast Host, Research Geek, PhD in Weightloss Psychology RHP #060: Helena Escalante, Translation and Communication Expert, Entrepreneur, Bibliophile, Chief Bookworm Officer of Entregurus

Oct 2019

1 hr 50 min

Superhumanship, is a bonus podcast series which we run, that is all geared towards authentic leadership. Each week we try to disseminate the wisdom shared by our guests and provide our two cents too. We believe that in this day and age, we are all leaders and all people of influence. New age leadership, is upon us. So therefore, we need to adapt and all realise we have this amazing opportunity to contribute to this shift in micro-leadership and micro-influence. This week we spoke about… Family / Childhood The freedom of growing up outdoors Divorce impacting family structure People / Community Having intuitive teachers A good pep-talk is great Being someone who helps other people out The fun and learnings of school sports tours The importance of reminiscing Religion Finding a community which has a sense of togetherness People stepping in to help during tough times Theology and the true meaning of the Greek and Hebrew ‘translations’ of the bible Why to question everything in life Spineless church elders Becoming the anti-christ What is true friendship Health Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia Purpura (TTP) Government hospitals in South Africa Privilege of having access to good healthcare Being on your death bed Remaining positive in hospital Forward journaling Death, puts things into perspective Support networks during tough times Listening to your body and acting early Mental and physical healing takes time Transitions / Life Changes Being patriotic Mindset shifts as you get older Transitioning to a new country Learning new languages and adjusting to new cultures Making compromises when meeting the right person Business / Hobbies Working in a family business Taking responsibility for your actions in life Learning new skills as an adult Entertaining people by playing music Stop doing things when you stop enjoying them Personal Development / Learning Re-programming your mind Asking people how they are doing Having a sense of humour goes a long way Music By The Bambuseae Rhythm Section - Check them out here Right Hook Request HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE PODCAST? We know this is always a big one to ask and you hear it a million times but anything you can do to help us get our podcast out there into the ether will be massively appreciated! Please tell Your Friends & Share Online Subscribe, Rate & Review:  Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google Play | TuneIn | iHeartRADIO | Follow us on: Website | YouTube | Medium | Instagram | FaceBook | Twitter | LinkedIn |

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Oct 2019

47 min

Sales Guru. Realtor. Theologian. Musician. Smiler. Dad. Positive Thinker. Community Builder. Fighter. Buddy. Legend.  Life is certainly one continuous journey that keeps on rolling and evolving from one experience to the next. We are often reminded that the journey is the important part to enjoy and need to remember the old saying of, “It’s about the journey, not the destination”.  Episode 100 for us, is however a milestone and one that we thought long and hard about as to who would be the ideal guest. The Ridiculously Human Podcast, is about normal people, no matter what their supposed status may be in society. Each one of us is unique and has a story to tell. If we can help tell the story of one of our buddies and greatest supporters, then that’s the best way we can bring in Episode 100!  The journey and story of our guest this week, Dylan Herholdt, has been one filled with many challenges, some of them self-inflicted, others you would never wish on your worst enemy. Dylan's parents got divorced when he was young, which meant that his level of responsibility was immediately upgraded, whether he wanted it to or not. From a young age, he took on the realm of the man of the house.  His folks’ divorce was confusing for him which resulted in anger issues and him also feeling a little lost in his early teens. At school, he took out his anger on some of his fellow pupils, but serendipity stepped in when he chased one of these pupils into a classroom, only to find a room full of people praying.  Dylan has always been a people’s person and someone who likes to help others in need. So the way he thought he could carry on doing that after school, was by going to bible college to study theology. He noticed, the more he studied the ancient Hebrew and Greek scriptures and translations of the Bible, the more he started questioning the true meaning of what it was actually saying.  In 2009, he moved to Portugal, which was extremely badly impacted by the 2008 global financial crisis. It was not necessarily the best time to arrive in a country where you don’t know the language, the culture, have many friends, or know what sort of work you are going to be doing. Fortunately, his parents had started their own property business and asked him to join them. As the economy was not doing well, he had to somehow supplement his income and started playing music in bars. Not long after his son, Ben was born, Dylan started to feel ill. For a while, he tried to shrug it off and ignored all the warning signs of what he probably knew the diagnosis would be. One day, Diane, his fiance, forced him to go to the hospital and what he had been dreading, became a reality. His TTP, which he first contracted as a 19 year old, had returned for the third time in his life. Dylan spent 5 months in hospital. He was constantly on dialysis machines and his blood platelet count would fluctuate from day to day. A couple of days before he was meant to go home, he contracted a bacterial infection from a fellow patient. It was that infection which sent him into a very quick downward spiral. All those months of positive self-talk, listening to Podcasts, being cheery and speaking to other patients and nurses, walking many kilometres up and down the hospital passages, and the gratitude journaling... now came into full force. Dylan fights on and knows that only he can make a success of this, of course with the help of the doctors and his amazing support team of family and friends too. At times when things are extremely tough, he reminds himself that he is lucky compared to others who are worse off.  This conversation is three buddies doing what they do best which is talking, enjoying and sharing moments of our short time on this planet. We hope you enjoy this conversation as much as we did. Let’s find out what it means for Dylan Herholdt, to be Ridiculously Human.  Your fellow beings, Craig and Gareth   SHOW NOTES Background, Context & Reference   Connect with Dylan Herholdt: Website | Instagram | FaceBook | LinkedIn |  Other relevant points discussed and mentioned:   Fourways High School Theology TTP - Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura Tick bite fever Helen Joseph Hospital Septicemia Oncologist Biltong Playball, South Africa Rosebank Primary Podcast - How I Built This with Guy Raz Podcast - Finding Mastery with Michael Gervais Haematology Book - The Biology of Belief ICU - Intensive Care Units PTSD - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Stoicism People Discussed Bruce Lipton  Places Mentioned Venda, South Africa Johannesburg, South Africa Madeira, Portugal Algarve, Portugal Santa Maria Hospital Music By The Bambuseae Rhythm Section - Check them out here The Simon Van Gend Band - Check them out here Right Hook Request HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE PODCAST? We know this is always a big one to ask and you hear it a million times but anything you can do to help us get our podcast out there into the ether will be massively appreciated! Please tell Your Friends & Share Online Subscribe, Rate & Review:  Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google Play | TuneIn | iHeartRADIO | Follow us on: Website | YouTube | Medium | Instagram | FaceBook | Twitter | LinkedIn | Related Podcasts You Might Enjoy  RHP #042: Jay Maryniak, No. 1 Functional Fitness Trainer and Founder of JTM Fit RHP #063: Travis Kuhn, Professional Bartender, Smiler, Entrepreneur, Founder of Perfect Serve RHP #083: Bud Jeffries, Strongman, Minister, Author, Motivational Speaker, Strength Coach, 1,000lbs Squatter, Co-Founder of An Unconventional Life RHP #097: Ard Matthews, Rock Legend, Musician, Singer Song Writer, Soloist and Lead Singer of Just Jinjer

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Sep 2019

1 hr 57 min

Superhumanship, is a bonus podcast series which we run, that is all geared towards authentic leadership. Each week we try to disseminate the wisdom shared by our guests and provide our two cents too. We believe that in this day and age, we are all leaders and all people of influence. New age leadership, is upon us. So, therefore, we need to adapt and all realise we have this amazing opportunity to contribute to this shift in micro-leadership and micro-influence. This week we spoke about… Childhood / Parenting / Relationships: Growing up in an all boys environment, as a woman Being an introverted young kid How getting bullied impacts kids hecticly in the long term Losing everything early in life Not having support of a female figure in your life, as a women yourself. The control of religion Eating disorders Having strong friends who are happy ask difficult questions Health: Chemical imbalances triggering eating disorders Yoga Yoga Yoga Not enjoying things in the beginning but pushing through The importance of drinking more water Self-myofascial release Not overcomplicating being healthy Environment: Plastic - how it impacts and disrupts the endocrine system Ocean plastic pollution Reality - out of sight, out of mind Recycled products Life Lessons / Learning: Manifesting a career or business Being excuse intolerant Pushing yourself out of your comfort zone Not caring what people think Big Life Events Braveness and stepping into the unknown Freak accidents can totally change your life Head injuries and concussion How big organisations prevent the truth being exposed How big injuries are often wake-up calls Business: Probably only your 5th serious business idea will work Having to protect your product from being copied Negotiation skills in business Influence: Listening to your dreams Not taking yourself too seriously Telling your story will help others Music By The Bambuseae Rhythm Section - Check them out here Right Hook Request HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE PODCAST? We know this is always a big one to ask and you hear it a million times but anything you can do to help us get our podcast out there into the ether will be massively appreciated! Please tell Your Friends & Share Online Subscribe, Rate & Review:  Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google Play | TuneIn | iHeartRADIO | Follow us on: Website | YouTube | Medium | Instagram | FaceBook | Twitter | LinkedIn |

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Sep 2019

52 min 34 sec

Australian Businesswoman. Role Model. Stand-up Comedian. Adorkable SmartAss. EcoWarrior. Brain Injury Survivor. Yoga Teacher. Therapist. Founder and CEO of MOBOT. Life can sometimes seem like a road of endless speed bumps, or a game of continuous curve balls. It’s your outlook and the way that you handle and deal with those challenges, that ultimately dictate how you act out your life.  Our guest this week, Lani Cooper, is a lady who has had to deal with her fair share of trials and tribulations. However, she also has a lot to thank for those tough times. They conjured up the grit and determination to make a difference in the world and to help her build a world class brand. Lani, was born into an extended family of men! Her Dad got sick when she was young and they ended up losing everything. She became more introverted because she was getting bullied at school, for being slightly overweight and also being a Jehovah's Witness.  As a youngster, Lani was definitely confused that to be accepted she had to be like the boys, instead of being herself and owning her feminine power. So it all went internal and she honestly didn't know, but it led to an eating disorder and then eventually to drug addiction. It was ultimately yoga and hydration that saved her life.  She always had an entrepreneurial flair and spark in her and all these experiences were manifesting into something. Then one day, it struck her like a lightning bolt. A product people could use which combined all the things she was passionate about and had experience in… SMR (Self myofascial release or trigger point therapy), hydration, plastic pollution, and community building. Within 9 months of the lightning bolt moment, she had a prototype and patent for MOBOT. MOBOT is the original foam roller water bottle.  ‘Courage’ should be Lani’s middle name. She moved over from Australia to the US in 2014, with two suitcases and only knowing two people. While playing touch rugby on the beach a guy took the game too seriously and ran straight into her, which ended up resulting in a serious brain injury.  She couldn’t understand voice tones, facial recognition, and would lose clarity. She had no sense of taste or smell, and couldn’t remember what food she liked, and had no filter when speaking. She also became very isolated, angry, and aggressive. To top it off, she almost lost her company and a lot of friends too. Her recovery involved a ton of meditation and other tools like hertz music, acupuncture, essential oils, water and of course SMR. This is a lady who can definitely play with the big boys now, if she so chooses. Her story is one of resilience, aptitude, community, reflection and determination. Her smile and giggle are infectious and her desire to make this world a better place and bring people closer together are second-to-none. We hope you enjoy this conversation as much as we did. Let’s find out what it means for Lani Cooper, to be Ridiculously Human.  Your fellow beings, Craig and Gareth SHOW NOTES Background, Context & Reference Connect with Lani Cooper: Website | Instagram | FaceBook | YouTube | Twitter | LinkedIn | Pinterest | MOBOT Details MOBOT Nation Shop MOBOT Products MOBOT - 20% Discount Code Other relevant points discussed and mentioned:   Jehovah's Witness Anorexia Pyroluria / Crypto Pyrrole Bulimia Reverse Osmosis Water Self Myofascial Release - SMR Trigger Point Therapy Neuro-Linguistic Programming - NLP Hypnosis  Naked and Afraid - Series All Gold - Tomato Sauce Alibaba Non-Disclosure Agreement - NDA Concussion Concussion - Film with Will Smith Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy - CTE Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber   People Discussed Karen Millsap Darin Olien Emily Penn Jacinta McDonell Alison Teal Places Mentioned Gold Coast, Australia Music By The Bambuseae Rhythm Section - Check them out here The Simon Van Gend Band - Check them out here Right Hook Request HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE PODCAST? We know this is always a big one to ask and you hear it a million times but anything you can do to help us get our podcast out there into the ether will be massively appreciated! Please tell Your Friends & Share Online Subscribe, Rate & Review:  Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google Play | TuneIn | iHeartRADIO | Follow us on: Website | YouTube | Medium | Instagram | FaceBook | Twitter | LinkedIn | Pinterest | Related Podcasts You Might Enjoy  RHP #062: Emily Penn, Earth Changer, Ocean Conservationist, Artist, Plastic researcher and Assailant, Founder of Running eXXpedition RHP #067: Jody Calitz, Women’s Health Expert, Ex-Pro Bikini Bodybuilder, Nutritionist, Vegan Athlete, Elite Personal Trainer RHP #074: Damara Ryder, Family Lawyer, ex-Investment Banking Director, Dancer, World Traveller, Networking Professional, Founder of Thrive Leadership RHP #096: Jacinta McDonell, co-founder of Anytime Fitness Australia, Founder of Human Kind Project and W1ll Yoga and Meditation Studio

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Sep 2019

1 hr 38 min

Superhumanship, is a bonus podcast series which we run, that is all geared towards authentic leadership. Each week we try to disseminate the wisdom shared by our guests and provide our two cents too.  We believe that in this day and age, we are all leaders and all people of influence. New age leadership, is upon us. So therefore, we need to adapt and all realise we have this amazing opportunity to contribute to this shift in micro-leadership and micro-influence. This week we spoke about… Childhood / Parenting / Relationships: Growing up in South Africa taught us to stretch the rules The struggle of Apartheid made people very resourceful, created a good work ethic, taught good skills and a certain level of toughness too Due to the media and propaganda, people were fearful of Mandela leaving prison - big lesson is to ALWAYS remember there are 3 sides to any story Being told as a child that you can do anything Make life happen on your own terms Funny how the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree Life Lessons / Learning: Adaptability and the importance of it. Change is a standard part of life. It’s critical to embrace change. Change helps you grow as a person and is the only thing that is constant! Teaching yourself to do things Getting your head down and doing things for yourself Building and designing your own path Don’t be confined by moulds society places on you Entrepreneurial spirit is innate in some people Strong work ethic helps pave success The importance of travelling and seeing and experiencing different cultures Being proud of the South African flag and wanting to build the country up The importance of trying many things, and not being afraid to venture out and experiment Using all the skills and experience you have garnered over life to take you to the next stage Everything adds up and manifests into something which makes more sense later on Health: Being really fit doesn’t always equate to being really healthy How exercising alone is not enough and a trap that many people fall into How a good diet can literally reverse disease, improve your memory, etc Food is code in your body. It can lift your mood or lower it You are either moving closer to health or away from it Nutritionists giving really bad advice - calories in, calories out Hospital food - jelly, custard, say whaaaat…?! Do your own research and read the opposite of what you think Not having good food available in your house leads to bad habits The compounding effect of bad and good things The unnatural ingredients in our food - preservatives, flavouring, colourants, artificial sweeteners etc Dose dependent - Paracelsus Law If you want to feel good, look good and perform at your best, you have to put some effort and time and money into these things Eating healthy tips The change of mindset you experience when you get healthier Having two different opposing ideas can be right at the same time The importance of gut health and microbiome We are 99% bacteria Factors contributing to a healthy gut, vegetables, sleep, exercise, controlling your thoughts. Gut bacteria takes 6 months to reset, drug resistant bacteria is a future problem Influence: Achieving goals formula: Set an immovable deadline, make a financial commitment and pay upfront, make a public announcement and tell it to everyone. Pain in life can be a teacher Business: Patience and time is so important to build something of value and high standards Learn to listen to your gut, be authentic and then use intellect and language in different ways to explain where you want to go as an entrepreneur Creating a structure and environment at work which makes people want to come into the office and feel part of it Music By The Bambuseae Rhythm Section - Check them out here Right Hook Request HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE PODCAST? We know this is always a big one to ask and you hear it a million times but anything you can do to help us get our podcast out there into the ether will be massively appreciated! Please tell Your Friends & Share Online Subscribe, Rate & Review:  Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google Play | TuneIn | iHeartRADIO | Follow us on: Website | YouTube | Medium | Instagram | FaceBook | Twitter | LinkedIn |

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Sep 2019

50 min 50 sec

Health Expert. Designer. Endurance Athlete. Businessman. Obsessive Experimenter. Web Specialist. Smiler. Food Guru. Life Changer. CEO of Fitchef. Fitness and being healthy are two things that you would say are inextricably linked with one another. If you are fit, you are healthy and if you are healthy, you are fit. Alas, neither of those are things that necessarily go hand in hand. Our guest this week, Wayne Kaminsky, is a man who understands this all too well. Wayne is a man who sees himself as a constant work in progress and has always experimented with his career, lifestyle and health. Pushing the physical and mental limits, are traits that have taught him many life lessons. Wayne was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. He was always told by his parents that he could achieve whatever he set his mind to. Something which he would remember his whole life. After his first assessment as a Graphic Designer, his University suggested he choose a different career! In true Wayne spirit, he challenged his lecturers with their teaching methods and styles, and confidently let them know that he would make it in the industry. Years later, he achieved the Creative Director level, while working in London. In 2009-2010, he was competing in every endurance event he could find. A 12-hour day of training was nothing for him and he could easily categorise himself in the top 1% of the world when it came to being physically fit. However, despite being incredibly fit, he was still slightly overweight, he was super sick and on 14 courses of antibiotics over a 2 year period. His focus was non-existent, he was burnt out, he had adult ADHD, and to top it off he was getting divorced too. His dieticians advice to him was to eat fewer calories...There was no focus on the quality of the calories.   So Wayne did what he does best and decided to enter Masterchef, South Africa. He would spend his time cooking, 4 to 5 versions, of one meal in a night, or 60-70 portions of meals on the weekends. To master the trade he was prepared to do the 10,000 hours it supposedly takes.  After living on his own food for only 3 weeks, he had lost the extra weight he was carrying, he stopped taking all the antibiotics he had been on, and he experienced amazing energy and focus. So he decided to launch his business, called FitChef. As Wayne says, “All diets fail for one main reason, people don’t have good food available right now!” So FitChef lives by the ethos of being a 100% clean brand that makes amazing food easily available. Wayne is a man you can only admire because of his attitude of not being afraid to try new things. Hard work, sacrifice, experimentation and vision, have manifested a set of skills that have allowed him to create and cultivate a food business that literally changes people’s lives. The testimonials and success stories roll in every single day. Wayne also shares his best bits of advice on how to eat well, why your microbiome and bacteria are things that you need to become seriously interested in, and also how he sets goals and sticks to them. We hope you enjoy this conversation as much as we did. Let’s find out what it means for Wayne Kaminsky, to be Ridiculously Human.  Your fellow beings, Craig and Gareth SHOW NOTES Background, Context & Reference Connect with Wayne Kaminsky: Website | Instagram | FaceBook | YouTube | Twitter | LinkedIn |  The FitChef Show Other relevant points discussed and mentioned:   Who's the Boss - TV Show Kibbutz Google Analytics Clifton Strengthsfinder Tests Cape Epic South African Master Chef 10,000 hours - Malcolm Gladwell’S Outliers Monopoly - Board Game Risk - Board Game Kinesthetic Learner Microbiome Paracelsus Law Comrades Marathon Intermittent Fasting  Bruce Lipton Human Food Project - American Gut Organization Rob Knight - TED Talk People Discussed Nelson Mandela Professor Tim Noakes Rob Knight Places Mentioned Johannesburg, South Africa WITS University Music By The Bambuseae Rhythm Section - Check them out here The Simon Van Gend Band - Check them out here Right Hook Request HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE PODCAST? We know this is always a big one to ask and you hear it a million times but anything you can do to help us get our podcast out there into the ether will be massively appreciated! Please tell Your Friends & Share Online Subscribe, Rate & Review:  Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google Play | TuneIn | iHeartRADIO | Follow us on: Website | YouTube | Medium | Instagram | FaceBook | Twitter | LinkedIn | Pinterest | Related Podcasts You Might Enjoy RHP #021: Joe Cross, Joe the Juicer. Filmmaker of Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead RHP #045: Alice Zaslavsky, Australian Masterchef Alumna, Best Selling Author and Founder of Alice in Frames RHP #047: Chantel Dartnall, Worlds Best Female Chef 2017, Owner of Mosaic Restaurant, Botanical Artist RHP #082: Bruce Lipton, Stem Cell Researcher, Developmental Biologist, Epigenetic Expert, Author, Keynote Speaker, Spiritual Scientist

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Aug 2019

2 hr

Superhumanship, is a bonus podcast series which we run, that is all geared towards authentic leadership. Each week we try to disseminate the wisdom shared by our guests and provide our two cents too.  We believe that in this day and age, we are all leaders and all people of influence. New age leadership, is upon us. So therefore, we need to adapt and all realise we have this amazing opportunity to contribute to this shift in micro-leadership and micro-influence. This week we spoke about… Childhood / Parenting / Relationships Single Parent upbringing Only meeting your Dad at 17. Instant forgiveness and reconciliation Saying I love you more Talking about our emotions Not letting people offend you too easily Everyone and every interaction is a teacher Tough times can motivate. Business Being a victim of the big companies unethical practises Understanding contracts you sign Re-branding timing Patience and perseverance and life goals Not forcefully chasing progression How some things are manifested over time Making the most of an opportunity What happens when you reach the goal Influence Helping and changing people through other means, not just financially Yard stick - what you measure you’re life, success and worth by Giving back and charity - being transparent on costs and earnings Life Lessons / Learning Are you enjoying what you are doing The difficulty of self-promotion The importance of getting the fundamentals right How intelligent musicians are Innocent rock stars Adulation - the truths Living minimalistically Having fun and laughing more Fun and laughter are the secret ingredient to longevity Music By The Bambuseae Rhythm Section - Check them out here Right Hook Request HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE PODCAST? We know this is always a big one to ask and you hear it a million times but anything you can do to help us get our podcast out there into the ether will be massively appreciated! Please tell Your Friends & Share Online Subscribe, Rate & Review:  Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google Play | TuneIn | iHeartRADIO | Follow us on: Website | YouTube | Medium | Instagram | FaceBook | Twitter | LinkedIn |

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Aug 2019

36 min 7 sec

Rock Legend. Musician. Singer. Songwriter. Smiler. Soloist. Philosopher. Laugher. Goofy Drunk. Optimist. Water Baby. Skipper. Lead Singer of Just Jinjer.  How we measure success in life is often measured against the wrong things, like how rich we are or how much money we make. It is fascinating how we seem to have become so skewed and linear in our thinking when it comes to our success yardstick. Our guest this week, Ard Matthews, can relate to all of this. Although he has never experienced huge wealth, he has had massive stardom, and has had to deal with the struggle of what success looks like and means to him. Ard grew up in a single-parent household with his Mom and never quite understood why he didn’t have a father figure like all the other kids. He had to attend church a few times a week, as his Mom was rather spiritual and devoted. It led him to start his first band with his rebellious church mates, and christian death metal was their chosen genre! At 17 years old, he met his Dad for the first time...and it was an instantaneous ‘father-son bromance’. Ard doesn’t recall why exactly, but he never had any hard feelings towards his Dad and just made the most of their time together, catching up on all of the lost years.  His folks were both musically talented and certainly passed down the genes to him. His ‘lucky’ break arrived when his mates egged him on to play the one song that he knew at the restaurant he was working at. As soon as he’d finished, his manager walked up to him and said he had to come back next week and play 10 songs. The saying ”never look a gift horse in the mouth’ had never been more true, so he took the opportunity with both hands! Ard eventually moved to London, but without a visa. All he could do was work on a farm for 6 days a week, 12 hours a day, for a wage of £60 a week. That just didn’t cut it for him though. His mate and him eventually got enough cash together to get some basic audio equipment and started busking in the streets of Leicester Square. They were soon earning £60 a night in front of large groups of people.  Back in South Africa, they were rocking out small gigs and then serendipity stepped up to the plate. Another band, called Ard up after seeing him perform a few times, and said that they wanted him to join them. That was the beginning of one of the biggest rock bands in South Africa at the time, Just Jinjer.  He led the way to the incredible success of Just Jinjer’s debut album, All Comes Round, which achieved double platinum status in it’s first year. The follow-up album, Something For Now, went double platinum the following year too!  They spent a few years in LA, living the life of a true rock band trying to crack it big in the US. For a few reasons, they never quite made it there, however, it’s a time looked back on fondly. These days, Ard is now focussing on his solo career and his work has many deeper meanings with love running strongly at the core! He spends his time kite-boarding, surfing, being on boats, performing, recording new music and travelling the world, and gigging around his beloved South Africa. Aesthetically, Ard looks like a typical rock frontman. Long dreadlocks (well, at least back in the day!), tattoos and a funky dressing style. However, underneath the layers, there is so much depth to him. Philosophical in his outlook on life, he is someone who could never hurt a flea, has never been in a fight, is a goofy drunk, laughs more than anyone you know, always sees the bright side of things, is an optimist and realist, and has a very gentle way of being.  We hope you enjoy this conversation as much as we did. Let’s find out what it means for Ard Matthews, to be Ridiculously Human.  Your fellow beings, Craig and Gareth SHOW NOTES Background, Context & Reference Connect with Ard Matthews: Website | Instagram | FaceBook | YouTube | Twitter | LinkedIn | Apple Music | Spotify | Ard’s Album - Impossible Machines Jagger Lounge Music Venue Other relevant points discussed and mentioned:   Longboarding Coastal Skipper Yachtmaster - Course Abhorrence - Band PIT curriculum - Musicians Institute (MI) Syllabus Black Steer SAMA - South African Music Awards Ocean Sentinel Alliance Searching for Sugar Man - Film 75 Fender Jazz - Guitar Uber Electric Bicycle People Discussed Art Blakey  Art Garfunkel Cat Stevens Dennis Chambers Brent Harris Parlotones Arno Carstens Arapaho Squeal Denholm Harding  Frank Solomon Rodriguez Black Coffee Places Mentioned The Bluff, Durban, South Africa Houtbay, South Africa Music By The Bambuseae Rhythm Section - Check them out here The Simon Van Gend Band - Check them out here Right Hook Request HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE PODCAST? We know this is always a big one to ask and you hear it a million times but anything you can do to help us get our podcast out there into the ether will be massively appreciated! Please tell Your Friends & Share Online Subscribe, Rate & Review:  Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google Play | TuneIn | iHeartRADIO | Follow us on: Website | YouTube | Medium | Instagram | FaceBook | Twitter | LinkedIn | Pinterest | Related Podcasts You Might Enjoy  RHP #010: Sean Roberts, Ex-Professional Football Goalkeeper and Player Agent RHP #069: Richard Mulholland, Punk Rocker, ex-Roadie, Speaker, Author, Serial Entrepreneur and Founder of Missing Link, Talk drawer and HumanWrit.es RHP #071: Arno Carstens, Platinum Singer-Songwriter, Lead Singer of Springbok Nude Girls, Fine Artist, Smiler, Rock Star, South African Legend RHP #092: John Sanei, Speaker, Trend Specialist, Business Strategist, Futurist, Author of FOREsight

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Aug 2019

1 hr 47 min

Superhumanship, is a bonus podcast series which we run, that is all geared towards authentic leadership. Each week we try to disseminate the wisdom shared by our guests and provide our two cents too. We believe that in this day and age, we are all leaders and all people of influence. New age leadership, is upon us. So therefore, we need to adapt and all realise we have this amazing opportunity to contribute to this shift in micro-leadership and micro-influence. This week we spoke about… Creative based learning for kids and adults Having a young mindset: Saying yes and figuring out the challenges along the way The importance of lining values with who you go into business with Trusting your intuition Doing business with your family Having tough conversations in the workplace and with families As a leader, remaining humble and being down to earth Not being aware of how stressed you are Mind body connection The discipline of doing exercise Expecting things in life to be easy Time management Being a mom and entrepreneur Information restriction Social Business - charity work Visiting 3rd world countries Excess consumption and options of people in 1st world countries Simplifying our lives Ending world hunger by 2030 Music By The Bambuseae Rhythm Section - Check them out here Right Hook Request HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE PODCAST? We know this is always a big one to ask and you hear it a million times but anything you can do to help us get our podcast out there into the ether will be massively appreciated! Please tell Your Friends & Share Online Subscribe, Rate & Review:  Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google Play | TuneIn | iHeartRADIO | Follow us on: Website | YouTube | Medium | Instagram | FaceBook | Twitter | LinkedIn |

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Aug 2019

34 min 25 sec

Business Woman. Yogi. Socialpreneur. Mom. Smiler. Multi-Business Founder. Creative Gallant. Naysayer Crusher. Fitness Enthusiast. Co-Founder Anytime Fitness Australia. To be or not to be...there are many ways in business to be, and many ways not to be. To be successful you can choose to be hard-nosed, aggressive, stubborn, and controlling, or on the other hand, humble, open, vulnerable, empathetic and human-centric. The latter is going to help you build a longer-lasting business empire and customers who care more.  Jacinta McDonell, grew up in Sydney, Australia. She was born into a family of fitness, health and entrepreneurship! Exercise and business have paved the way for the rest of her life’s journey.  Jacinta was not the academic type in school, but she did have a flare, love and passion for the creative subjects. After school finished, all she wanted to do was go out and get into the workforce. Some might think that business and family don’t go together, but Jacinta will proudly convince you otherwise. When she was 18, she opened a gym with her brother and Mom.  In 2007, her brother gave her an article in a magazine to read about gyms in America, that were open for 24-hours. That single article, piqued her interest and then the next day, her and Justin, were on the phone to Snap and Anytime Fitness in America, expressing their interest and wondering if they could buy the franchise for Australia. They had to deal with the naysayers, and people who told them that 24-hour gyms would never work in Australia. Over 500 clubs later and being inducted into the Fitness Industry Roll of Honour, we’ll let you decide who is smiling now :) Everything comes with it’s consequences though, and 3 years into their business the stress started taking toll, and her doctor said she should do something about it. That’s when she got involved with Yoga, and ever since, she has fallen in love with it and has her own solo practise which she does routinely.  In 2014, while she was going through a separation and when her youngest child was only six months old, something was ignited in her while she was at a Business Chick's event. So off she went to Malawi and turned her entrepreneurial passion towards ventures that aim to change the way businesses view ‘Giving’ and ‘Social Responsibility’. A strong advocate of using ‘business for good’ - Jacinta established The Human Kind Project in 2015. A not-for-profit foundation that funds life-changing projects in Africa and India.  Jacinta is certainly an incredible lady, she is a Mom to three young kids, and the inspiration to many other ladies and business women. Some of her secrets to success are; being super disciplined with your routines, limiting or not consuming irrelevant and distracting information, being 100% genuine and taking on difficult conversations, doing things for your overall health and wellness even if you don’t love doing them every time, and remaining true to who you are and what values you live by. We hope you enjoy this conversation as much as we did. Let’s find out what it means for Jacinta McDonell, to be Ridiculously Human.  Your fellow beings, Craig and Gareth SHOW NOTES Background, Context & Reference Connect with Jacinta McDonell: Website | Instagram | FaceBook | LinkedIn | Jacinta’s Social Businesses Human Kind Project W1ll - Yoga and Meditation Studio Other relevant points discussed and mentioned:   Rugby League Creative Based Learning Montessori  Les Mills Anytime Fitness, Australia Snap Fitness Necker Island Business Chicks Bikram Yoga The Hunger Project Food Waste by Tristram Stuart People Discussed Keegan Smith  Chuck Runyon Dave Mortensen Richard Branson  Emma Isaacs Matt Mullenweg Marianne Williamson Muhammad Yunus Cathy Burke Nelson Mandela Ita Buttrose Places Mentioned Sydney, Australia Malawi Music By The Bambuseae Rhythm Section - Check them out here The Simon Van Gend Band - Check them out here Right Hook Request HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE PODCAST? We know this is always a big one to ask and you hear it a million times but anything you can do to help us get our podcast out there into the ether will be massively appreciated! Please tell Your Friends & Share Online Subscribe, Rate & Review:  Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google Play | TuneIn | iHeartRADIO | Follow us on: Website | YouTube | Medium | Instagram | FaceBook | Twitter | LinkedIn | Pinterest | Related Podcasts You Might Enjoy  RHP #017: Lizanne Van Vuuren, Coxless Crew Pacific Ocean Rower and Osteopath RHP #018: Dali and Finn Schonfelder, The Founders of Nalu Clothing. Inspiring Young Entrepreneurs RHP #024: Dr Thandi Ndlovu, CEO of Motheo Construction Group and Freedom Fighter RHP #052: Wanjira Mathai, Youth Leadership Developer, Conservationist, Kenyan Smiler, Storyteller and Chairwoman of Wangari Maathai Foundation

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Aug 2019

1 hr 32 min

Superhumanship, is a bonus podcast series which we run, that is all geared towards authentic leadership. Each week we try to disseminate the wisdom shared by our guests and provide our two cents too. We believe that in this day and age, we are all leaders and all people of influence. New age leadership, is upon us. So therefore, we need to adapt and all realise we have this amazing opportunity to contribute to this shift in micro-leadership and micro-influence. This week we spoke about… Comparisonitis - comparing your beginning to somebody else’s middle Striving for happiness through the old conventional methods Friendships at various stages of your life will differ and why it’s ok to say no to friendships or put them on pause People who show up and support us in times of crisis Saying “No” more and making important and difficult decisions Alignment - saying yes to things in line with your values Communication in your relationships Entrepreneur Advice - For anyone looking to start their journey Scaling a business suitable for your needs and desires Daily routines - advice for optimal health and focus Self preservation - Giving yourself time each day to think The importance of recovery New Age Masculinity Not giving fuel to bad moments and bad days Limiting beliefs and subconscious programming Energy Management - having alignment with your spiritually, physical health, mental wellbeing, relationships, and finances Being smart with your money Surrounding yourself with the right people Music By The Bambuseae Rhythm Section - Check them out here Right Hook Request HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE PODCAST? We know this is always a big one to ask and you hear it a million times but anything you can do to help us get our podcast out there into the ether will be massively appreciated! Please tell Your Friends & Share Online Subscribe, Rate & Review:  Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google Play | TuneIn | iHeartRADIO | Follow us on: Website | YouTube | Medium | Instagram | FaceBook | Twitter | LinkedIn |

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Aug 2019

52 min 8 sec

Author. TEDx Speaker. Executive Business Coach. Mindset Shifter. altMBA Alumni. New Age Leader. Dad. Loving Husband. Peloton Pilot. Bad Day Slayer. Flawesome Human. So many of us in life are stuck in jobs that we don’t enjoy, we are in relationships that are not providing us with what we want, and are generally feeling uninspired by life. Yet, we fail to do anything about it and feel trapped. Fortunately, there are people on this planet who can help us make those changes without waiting for something bad to happen.  Michael O’Brien, at the age of 33, was out on the road enjoying a cycle in New Mexico, when his life would change forever. He was hit head-on by an SUV, that was travelling at 40mph. He remembers every bit of it and while lying on the asphalt all torn and broken up, he vowed to himself that things would need to change. Michael, joins us for his second time on the Podcast to discuss what he has been up to since we last spoke and also to speak about his latest book called, My Last Bad Day Shift. In this conversation, we traverse across life and business advice, which Michael (OB) has garnered from his personal experience and the many people he has taught and coached over the years. One of the overarching themes of the chat is around the importance of good communication. Do you discuss different phases of your life and what your expectations are with your partner? Do you say “No” enough? You may have heard the words, empathy, compassion, caring, kindness, being bandied around in the last few years. The good news is they are now creeping into the workplace and we are seeing a surge in new age masculinity, female mentorship, diversity, and equal pay. However, we still need men to lean in more and be comfortable with accepting different definitions of what it means to be a man. OB, practises this daily. From his latest book, we dive into a really important discussion around: How ‘bad days’ can hijack us and lead us down a slippery slope if we are not careful  Limiting beliefs - while they are there to protect us, we must not let them control us.  Energy Management and doing things that keep us in alignment with our spiritually, mental health, wellness, relationships and finances. Changing how we work and why it’s essential to give yourself time each day to think. The necessity of recovery, and not feeling guilty about it. What makes us fast, is recovery. Improving your financial knowledge and understanding why money is important to you. Having daily routines will help you prosper. Especially in the morning and evening. Surrounding yourself with the right people who challenge you, who think abundantly, who help when you are down, who have a different point of view, and who are practically optimistic. Seeing the evolution of OB as a person and human is incredible and makes us feel extremely proud. The growth of his personal brand, and the message he is sharing and spreading, are a testament to the change and impact he wants to have on this world. In a time of what sometimes seems like a crisis, we need more and more people to step up to the plate and lead with integrity. OB is the man for that. We hope you enjoy this conversation as much as we did. Let’s find out what it means for Michael O’Brien, to be Ridiculously Human.  Your fellow beings, Craig and Gareth SHOW NOTES Background, Context & Reference Connect with Michael O’Brien: Website | YouTube | Instagram | FaceBook | Twitter | LinkedIn |   Michael’s book: My Last Bad Day Shift (Use coupon code: SHIFT for 25% off shipping and handling. The book is free!!) Michael’s book: Shift - Creating Better Tomorrows. Winning at Work and in Life Michael’s Coaching Academy - The Pace Line Leadership Academy Other relevant points discussed and mentioned:   Godfather 2 Peloton Tour de France  Humpty Dumpty altMBA  Lewis Howes Mastermind - Greatness Mastermind The Millionaire Morning - Lewis Howes Dopamine Pomodoro Technique  Time's Up - Movement Me Too - Movement Health Care Business Women's Association - HBA Winnie the Pooh Eeyore People Discussed Seth Godin  Paul De Gelder Emily Penn Daniel Pink  Jordan Peterson Steven Pressfield Brene Brown Places Mentioned Albuquerque, New Mexico Music By The Bambuseae Rhythm Section - Check them out here The Simon Van Gend Band - Check them out here Right Hook Request HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE PODCAST? We know this is always a big one to ask and you hear it a million times but anything you can do to help us get our podcast out there into the ether will be massively appreciated! Please tell Your Friends & Share Online Subscribe, Rate & Review:  Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google Play | TuneIn | iHeartRADIO | Follow us on: Website | YouTube | Medium | Instagram | FaceBook | Twitter | LinkedIn | Related Podcasts You Might Enjoy  RHP #029: Michael O'Brien, Executive Coach. CEO of Peloton Coaching & Consulting  RHP #030: Alex Hutchinson, Author of Endure and Editor of Sweat Science  RHP #051: Devin Lester, Professional Photographer, Dream Chaser, Technical Artist, Realist, Black Belt Karate and Founder of DLP RHP #058: Seth Godin, Blogger, Speaker, Marketing Guru, Bestselling Author of Linchpin, Tribes, Purple Cow and This Is Marketing

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Jul 2019

1 hr 54 min

Superhumanship, is a bonus podcast series which we run, that is all geared towards authentic leadership. Each week we try to disseminate the wisdom shared by our guests and provide our two cents too.  We believe that in this day and age, we are all leaders and all people of influence. New age leadership, is upon us. So therefore, we need to adapt and all realise we have this amazing opportunity to contribute to this shift in micro-leadership and micro-influence. This week we spoke about… Articulating your story well Growing up in a diverse environment Being adaptable to change and building up resilience Enjoying challenges and not seeing them as barriers Chasing money will leave you feeling burn out Never taking your health for granted How pain in the mind affects the body and vice versa The importance of talking about your issues and challenges in life When you get your mindset right, then you can get through anything Showing up as our best selves Managing grief and pain in the workplace Human centric leadership Having a supportive group of people in your tribe Be ok with asking for help Creating healthy boundaries The power of choice Loving yourself more and not allowing others to project their expectations onto you Self-confidence and self-esteem Gratitude journalling and documenting your confidence check points Being brave and stepping into who you were created to be Music By The Bambuseae Rhythm Section - Check them out here Right Hook Request HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE PODCAST? We know this is always a big one to ask and you hear it a million times but anything you can do to help us get our podcast out there into the ether will be massively appreciated! Please tell Your Friends & Share Online Subscribe, Rate & Review:  Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google Play | TuneIn | iHeartRADIO | Follow us on: Website | YouTube | Medium | Instagram | FaceBook | Twitter | LinkedIn |

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Jul 2019

25 min 23 sec