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EPISODE 26: Hack Your Way to Achieving Your Optimal Performance Level as High Performing Entrepreneurs

As high performing entrepreneurs, we need our health and bodies to be at their optimum performance level in order to get work done more effectively and efficiently.

Today’s awesome guest is Tommy Cassano, a Personal Fitness Trainer with 15 years of experience in the health and wellness industry. He’s worked with professional athletes such as Maria Sharapova, Brendan Brazier, Rebecca Soni, plus multiple NBA players and pro boxers.

This episode is crazy pack full of doable, effective, and healthy tips to get your bodies and mind in optimum condition. Tommy shares his personal routine and more interestingly, he also talks about how visualization and use sacred plant medicines have positively impacted his life.

Key takeaways:

  • Meditation and visualization increase athletic performance by improving motivation, coordination and concentration.
  • To take your performance from good to excellence, you first need to develop Self Love and to help increase Self Love, get involved in activities that allow you to be actively sweating.
  • A typical routine to achieve optimum performance: Get proper sleep, drink at least 1 liter of clean water daily, take activated charcoal in the morning to detoxify the body, do active sweating, do fasting once or twice a week.
  • Sacred plant medicines expose your true self and it supports you in facing your own fear within in order to live your live fully.

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Time-Stamped Show Notes

[00:00] Intro

[00:22] A bit of background on Tommy Cassano (and who his clients are)

[02:54] Tommy’s advice on how to take your performance from good to excellent.

[03:52] The common attribute of celebrities, CEO’s / top professionals, and sports athletes.

[05:00] What physical activity can you do to increase your self love?

[05:44] How many sweating minutes should you give yourself ?

[06:26] Active sweating vs Passive sweating (infrared saunas) and why the former is better.

[07:17] How much sleep should you be getting?

[09:00] Do Meditation / Visualization first thing in the morning.

[09:40] Drink AT LEAST a liter of CLEAN water.

[10:45] Tommy’s choice of water.

[12:02] How much water should you be taking in?

[13:12] Piss clear!

[13:26] Activated Charcoal and how Tommy uses it.

[15:45] The benefit of a fasting lifestyle.

[16:37] Why you should choose more High Intensity workouts vs. slow steady activities.

[17:35] What if you’re not after weight loss and you still want to feel strong?

[20:05] Tommy’s recent health hack: Longevity Herbs.

[22:10] How visualization works for Tommy and how he uses it to support his training for races.

[24:00] Tommy’s takeaways regarding plant medicines (entheogens)and their relationship to vitality.

[26:50] We are not sick we are just toxic…toxic in thoughts and action.

EPISODE 25: How Self Awareness and Transformation Apply to High Performing Entrepreneurs

Today’s episode is recorded from my home in Byron Bay with an intimate and incredible group of people throwing questions in the room about business, transformation, self-awareness, and how it all applies to high performing entrepreneurs. Listen in to hear a different perspective – from how to approach key influencers to building a tribe of raving fans, and more.

Key Takeaways:

  • A song is not a song unless there’s a space between the notes. And I feel that life is the same way. Otherwise, if we’re just busy, then our life is just noise and we’re not actually enjoying listening to our own song.
  • The new type of manifesting is not about making anything happen. It’s about receiving the ones due for you.
  • Everything you want is already done your job is to receive it and see it.
  • When approaching Key Influencers, keep in mind that they get approached all the time. Instead of asking for what they can do for you, try the other way around. Ask them what they need next in their business and try to support that if you can. This mindset and action might consequently be better in terms of getting a response or a business opportunity.
  • Collaboration is a necessary component for us to actually go back to ourselves as true Human Beings. We are done with the age of working separately from each other. We need to stop looking at what separates us and look at what unifies us and what unifies us is that we all live on this Earth as humans. We all want love and the collaboration allows that.
  • The thing is most of humanity has business and spirituality as separate categories when they are exactly the same. Your business is just as spiritual as your meditation practice. Your business is just a spiritual as your walks on the beach. So, when you realize that there’s no separation between the two of them your business becomes an opportunity for you to grow.

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Time-Stamped Show Notes

[00:00] Intro

[00:59] Importance of space between the notes

[01:49] Manifest more by being in a space

[02:02] The Western World approach vs the feminine approach to Manifesting

[02:30] The new type of Manifesting

[02:58] My achievement mindset was a program

[03:45] Everything you want is already done

[04:43] How to approach Key Influencers

[05:12] Palm Up vs Palm Down Networking

[07:00] Business Collaboration is the way of the future

[08:20] How to generate income quickly?

[08:57] Seize daily opportunity to find people to work with and sell

[09:55] How to build a tribe of raving fans?

[13:07] Balancing business strategies and self-growth

EPISODE 24: 8 Questions to Help Bring More Meaning to Your Life

This is a different type of podcast. Rather than providing you with information, which can actually be a distraction from seeking the information within yourself, I’ll be asking you series of questions to rekindle that spark within you.

I just got back from an incredible 2 ½ weeks in the Andes Mountains and I got the privilege of spending time with some medicine men and women with over 40 years of experience in the sacred ancient art of healing. There is so much wisdom  to receive from them as well as to discover even more from within myself. Hopefully, in this episode, I can provide support in reconnecting you with the wisdom that you already have within.

Key Takeaways

  • When you are honest with you not trusting yourself at times is when you are most being honest with yourself.
  • Achievement stemming from insecurity rarely feels truly rewarding.
  • Say I love you more often.
  • Our connection to the world and everyone around us can say more about us than all of our accomplishments.
  • What we think our real purpose is for existing is most likely what we don’t expect.
  • Laughing is a beautiful medicine.
  • There’s a very long road from the head to heart. Once we sit in the heart and we make our choices from the heart we actually stop making life happen and life happens to us.

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Time-Stamped Show Notes

[00:00] A different kind of podcast.

[00:19] My recent travel in the Andes Mountains with incredible medicine men and women.

[01:01] Questions to ask yourself to rekindle that spark within yourself and that wisdom you already have within you.

[01:24] Do you trust yourself?

[02:03] What’s between you and fully trusting yourself?

[02:45] When was the last time you said I love you to your mom and dad?

[03:12] Are you sure what the school’s told you about the history of the human family, if it is real?

[03:30] Another question is if nobody gave a crap about your accomplishments, who are you?

[04:01] Why did you really come here and incarnate here on this Earth?

[04:24] When did you stop laughing with life?

[04:46] What are the gifts that lie dormant within yourself that are waiting to come out?

[05:24] The long road from the head to heart.

[05:51] How this pertain to business and life.

EPISODE 23: How to Create Transformation Within Yourself

This is a section from one of the esoteric talks that I’ve conducted. The main intention of this activity is to allow people to create transformation within themselves. Try to listen to this recording with openness in your minds and hearts. I hope that this will help to support you in manifesting freely; to find clarity and to heal yourselves of trauma, and to enable you in removing the blockages that keep you from living the full experience of what it is to be human.

Key takeaways:

  • Let’s stop being tourists in our own bodies. Get in tuned with our own bodies to find out what’s causing the trauma, challenges, or blockages that prevents us from being as close as we can to our true nature as human beings and truly get in the flow of actual life.
  • Your pain may not be even yours, to begin with.
  • The more we talk, the less we say. Know your relationship to silence and its impact in giving out and receiving messages to others and to yourself.
  • Let go of expectations.
  • Life is one big smeared out NOW. The Western world keeps pushing us to look towards the future when everything we need is with us right here, right now.
  • If you can, live in a place that you love and is conducive to your true nature.
  • Oftentimes when it doesn’t feel right, it’s usually a distraction.

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Time-Stamped Show Notes

[00:00] The real deal when people get “sick”

[00:42] Tourists in our own bodies

[01:13] Where do you hold blockages within your body?

[01:40] Your pain may not be even yours, to begin with

[02:45] “Money Challenges”

[04:01] My role as a disruptor.

[04:49] The more I talk, the less I say.

[05:24] Let go of expectations

[05:34] Life is one big smeared out NOW

[06:02] Connect to the place you live

[06:29] Instinct vs Emotion

[07:25] The metaphor of the greyhounds and metal rabbit.

[07:54] What is your rabbit?

[10:08] My role as a world bridger

[10:42] Building pockets of life

EPISODE 22: How Sacred Healing Plant Medicines Could Support High Performing Entrepreneurs in Their Truths?

This is a mashup of my recorded live talks where I speak of my travels to the Amazon jungles and the transformational impact of the sacred healing plant medicines plus a bit more.

I know of businesses which have positively benefited from leaders undergoing this transformational experience and in this episode I talk about THAT change that happens in the leadership role. I also get to clarify what MY real role is in people’s transformation throughout their jungle experience as well as the different elements that I feel, are disrupting our real connection to our human nature and to Mother Earth.

Key takeaways:

  • Our wanting distracts us from what we actually need.
  • Part of being human is to enjoy life’s mystery and to listen to its true message for you.
  • Stop being busy knowing everything and start listening.
  • People often get in a way of someone else’s transformation by being so helpful. Sometimes taking a backseat allows for more of the real connection and change to unfold.
  • Instead of providing answers, I answer questions with questions. Often then is when people discover their own clarity within themselves that no one can take away.
  • We are programmed to fear not knowing everything because we fear the chaos that may result with it. Not realizing that Nature is chaos, and chaos is part of the natural order of humanity. We have lost our humanity so when we get back to our humanity it’s part of being human to enjoy the mystery, and to not know what’s going to have to happen next, and to listen.
  • As Tesla says, we’re transmitters and receivers. As electromagnetic beings we are connected to nature around us. When we are too busy knowing everything, what seems to happen is we stop listening. We’ve forgotten how to listen and we need to remember how to listen.

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Time-Stamped Show Notes

[00:00] Our wanting distracts us from what we actually need.

[00:12] Bringing people in the Jungle and my role in their transformation.

[01:03] The jungle transformational experience results to people coming up with more questions, instead of answers.

[01:32] How I handle questions to get the most effective answers.

[01:52] The powerful change in the leadership role that results after engaging in sacred healing medicine.

[02:46] Nature is chaos.

[03:30] Stop being busy knowing everything and start listening.

[04:02] My wish for a Utopian Village

[04:45] The retirement of the future

[05:18] We, human beings, are the the ultimate technology.

[05:47] The Human Spirit will prevail.

EPISODE 13: Beyond the Hustle with the Seven-Time World Champion Female Surfer

The most successful female surfer in history, Layne Beachley, is a seven-time world champion. Now that she has retired from active competition, she is a sought-after motivational speaker, trainer, and mentor. Beachley works with individuals and teams on the subjects of personal fulfillment and creating success. She also directs the charity she founded, Aim for the Stars. It provides mentoring, support, and financial aid for young girls and women, allowing them to fulfill their potential, become leaders, and give back to their communities.

Key Takeaways

  • Achievement and fulfillment are not the same animal.
  • Reprogramming can pay huge dividends.
  • Cultivate a give-back program.
  • Success is not just about trophies, acclaim, and money in the bank.
  • Determine if you are fueled by fear or by love.

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Time-Stamped Show Notes

 

[00:00] Introduction to Layne Beachley, seven-time world champion female surfer.

[02:23] Advice for the successful, high performing entrepreneur.

[03:56] You are enough.

[08:22] A shift in perspective can offer peace of mind.

[09:43] Examining what is driving you.

[12:02] Fueled by fear or fueled by love.

[16:25] Achievement vs. fulfillment.

[18:35] Beyond achievement.

[22:15] Partner with the oceans.

[24:05] Your unique advantage.

[26:45] Cultivate a give-back project.

[31:02] Compassion is an action word.

[31:44] How you can be an influencer.

[34:45] The opposite of empathy.

[38:11] Aim for the Stars Foundation, creating leaders.

[39:15] Contact info.

EPISODE 10: New Healing for a Waiting World

Hempstore is currently established as the largest hemp product distribution company that offers over 400 unique hemp products to buyers all over the world. Since hemp can be used in the production of over 50,000 diverse products, the field is wide open for other high-functioning entrepreneurs who may want to look at how they can benefit the world with some great new hemp products.

Key Takeaways

  • The market is open for interested entrepreneurs who have ideas for great hemp products. At present, over 50,000 product uses have been identified.
  • New studies worldwide are showing promising results for possible medical uses.
  • Game-changers can use it to build healthier bodies, and to relax.
  • You can participate in a marijuana ceremonial experience with a shaman.

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Time-Stamped Show Notes

[00:00] Introduction to Alex Impey, owner of Hempstore.

[01:56] Cannabis and hemp oil has been used to treat illness and diseases all over the world, for at least the last few hundred years

[04:20] Entrepreneurs can use it to build healthier bodies, as well as for relaxation.

[13:11] Is addiction an issue?

[20:16] After Vietnam – A short history lesson.

[27:20] Shamanistic and ceremonial use of hemp or cannabis.

[34:08] New studies and promising medical uses.

[38:54] Over 50,000 hemp products that can help the world, an entrepreneur’s dream.

[43:34] Recommended books and media. except for your personal safety.

 

EPISODE 9: Bridging the Worlds of Business and Spirituality

Rak Razam is a positive disruptive influence in the world of consciousness, an author, producer, director, filmmaker, and trail-blazer. He first visited the Amazon in 2006 as a freelance journalist, for an ayahuasca shamanism retreat. Through his books, films, and teachings, he strives to introduce the mainstream world to the potentials of plant medicines as healing modalities. But he takes it a step further. Razam shares how some high-performing entrepreneurs are using this potent plant medicine to change themselves and their businesses for the better, and to create a new world model.

Key Takeaways

  • Razam invites you to explore plant medicines as a healing modality and initiation.
  • Entrepreneurs are major change-makers in the world.
  • Connecting with Mother Earth can restore our balance as a society.
  • The importance of body/mind/soul integration in life and in business.
  • Entrepreneurs can model leadership as examples to others.

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Time-Stamped Show Notes

[00:00] Introduction to Rak Razam, and the fascinating world of plant medicine.

[02:12] Ayahuasca and spiritual initiation.

[05:48] The initiation experience.

[07:43] Mind/Body/Soul integration.

[08:42] The Gaia mind and today’s high-performing entrepreneur.

[14:24] A caveat about the decision to sit with the medicine.

[18:22] Connecting with the Source.

[31:29] The entrepreneur as a leader in sustainability.

[38:11] For more information: the website.

EPISODE 7: Healthy Tips for Enhanced Productivity

David Wolfe is a leading educator and presenter at the annual Longevity Conference Institute of Integrated Nutrition, and at the Body Mind Institute. He has been traveling around sharing his message for the past 22 years. Wolfe has appeared at more than 2,500 events, is a best-selling author of several books, including Longevity Now and Superfoods. He shares some of his favorite methods to elevate and sustain wellness for super-achievers who want a healthy body, high energy, and enhanced productivity.

Key Learnings David Wolfe Recommends:

  • Drink one liter of water upon rising.
  • Take activated charcoal in water morning and night.
  • Make one meal a day a smoothie to rest digestion.
  • Embrace the cold with cryotherapy.
  • Spend one full hour in nature every day to recharge.

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Time-Stamped Show Notes

[00:00] Background on David Wolfe, entrepreneur, best-selling author, leading educator, organic farmer, and chocolate-lover.

[01:20] Activated charcoal every day helps remove toxins from your body.

[05:09] Drink at least one liter of water as soon as you get up in the morning.

[08:10] Replace one meal per day with a super-food smoothie for extra energy.

[10:32] Always have greens with food. Avoid combining protein and starch in the same meal.

[11:25] Cutting-edge entrepreneurs embrace 5-day juice fasts to detoxify. Some top performers, including pro athletes, are into whole body cryotherapy (WBC).

[17:28] The growing desire to reconnect with the sacred.

[21:10] Medicinal mushrooms for peak performers.

[24:55] One measured hour in nature every day.

[27:40] The magic of sleeping less.

[30:12] Support standards of quality within the food industry. Be part of the change.

[35:50] For Australian tour dates, connect with Wolfe on his website and on Facebook.

EPISODE 4: Will Work for Chocolate: Evolution of a Conscious Company

Pana Barbounis had an idea. He wanted to make quality chocolate. He didn’t want to make just any chocolate, his would be one of the finest chocolates in the world. It wouldn’t just taste wonderful, it would be good for those who ate it, it would be vegan, organic, hand-made, and hand-packaged. Customers would be able to taste the difference. His company would also be kind to the earth. The company’s motto would be “Love Your Insides, Love the Earth.” He delivered his first bars to local companies via his Vespa scooter.

Now, little more than four years later, Pana Chocolate is available in over 4,000 stores and 25 countries around the world. It is one of the largest vegan, organic chocolate companies on the planet. He has a huge Instagram following, and as Jeffrey Slayter points out, his is the perfect example of a conscious company. He’s been invited to the show to share what he has learned with those who are also growing successful businesses.

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Time-Stamped Show Notes

[00:00] Introduction of Pana Barbounis, CEO of Australia’s Pana Chocolate, including a brief history of the company.

[03:10] Barbounis believes in giving back, and when he founded his company in 2012 he honored the earth by planting 10,000 trees. Every year since then, he has increased the number of trees planted.

[05:07] Give-back programs encourage employee engagement in the company culture and increase loyalty, making it not just a good idea, but a good business decision as well.

[07:02] His biggest challenge in business is a staff of over 100. He details some of the things he has learned from his own experience.

[09:40] Barbounis cautions entrepreneurs against chasing down every idea and spreading yourself too thin or losing direction.

[11:20] Hard-won advice on leadership for other CEOs. Don’t wait for things to happen and always evolve.

[14:40] Sharing ideas within a team often reveals more than one way of achieving a result.

[16:15] How Barbounis went about branding his product, and how other CEOs can adapt techniques to their own product or service.

[20:30] In 2017 Barbounis wants to see continued growth, a great company culture, improved communication, and further work on projects of sustainability.

[21:23] Examples and tips on being a conscious company for other CEOs doing over $1,000,000 in business per year.

[24:02] Barbounis talks about environmental impact and the shift in buyers demanding products that are in tune with their own personal beliefs and mission, as well as the impact of social media.

[28:42] Maintaining consistency in company culture and product quality.

[33:00] Altering your perspective and pre-conceived beliefs opens new doors in terms of growth and profits.

[37:00] Barbounis shares a few inspiring words for his team at Pana Chocolate for the new year.