Health & Fitness

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.

EPISODE 3: From Down and Out to Millionaire

Joshua Smith, now a highly successful entrepreneur, has seen his share of struggle. At twenty-one years of age he planned to commit suicide. Instead of ending in tragedy, his low point turned out to be a wake-up call. Smith subsequently managed to overcome alcoholism, lost 118 pounds, got fit, and has created eight companies in the tens of millions of dollars. He is married to his high school sweetheart, has three children, and was making over $1 million dollars a year in business by the age of twenty-five. At age twenty-eight, he was voted by The Wall Street Journal to be among the top thirty realtors in the country.

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Time-Stamped Show Notes

[00:00] Joshua Smith went from contemplating suicide to running eight successful companies in a span of about ten years. He went from making $10 an hour to making in excess of $10 million annually.

[02:26] The average millionaire has seven streams of income. Smith’s include real estate, health and fitness clubs, speaking and coaching engagements, group training and a software company.

[09:30] Smith’s software required no promotion or advertising, as 42% of his consulting clients purchase it automatically.

[11:23] Smith recounts gaining perspective from working with hospice patients in end-of-life care. He explains his ultimate scoreboard.

[17:55] Using a daily planner and reflection guide to live intentionally.

[20:29] The importance of implementing systems in business versus trying to out-work the competition.

[26:40] Corporate culture and employee retention through daycares, virtual working, and accomplishment-based work environments.

[30:50] Humble beginnings, growing up on food stamps, and what a millionaire would do if he lost everything.

[36:30] Smith advocates saying yes to daily quiet time, and saying no to anything that does not align with your intentions.

EPISODE 2: Psychedelics Revisited

James Fadiman, Ph.D. has some pretty impressive credentials. He earned his BA at Harvard and completed his graduate studies at Stanford. He’s written ten books including The Psychedelic Explorer’s Guide for those who seek the divine through sacred plants and psychedelic substances. He taught at San Francisco University, Brandeis, and Stanford. He is a business consultant, novelist, and studies microdosing on psychedelics for treating illnesses and enhanced health. He has been studying psychedelics since the sixties, not just directly, but through clinical experience as well. Today we’re exploring how this relates to high performing entrepreneurs.

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Time-Stamped Show Notes

[00:00] Introduction of Jim Fadiman, his background and major accomplishments.

[01:35] A professor introduced Fadiman to the world of psychedelics, which he now studies in relation to microdosing and its uses for enhanced health and wellness.

[04:27] Fadiman explains microdosing with regard to LSD, mushrooms, and other substances.

[07:20] In talking with entrepreneurs who have used psychedelics, most claim it gives them the ability to better use the knowledge they already have, and the ability to function more effectively.

[14:01] The trend towards microdosing in high functioning professionals is not just growing in the U.S., but in countries around the world.

[20:22] As a professor at Stanford, Fadiman asks students not if they are going to be successful, but what they will do with their lives while being successful.

[21:02] Microdosing as a possible treatment for severe depression.

[22:39] The spiritual factor of plant-based psychedelics versus synthetics, and our deep connection with nature.

[27:04] Fadiman advises international researchers on pursuing psychedelic studies.

[31:05] Organizations like MAPS (Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies) and Hefner Foundation research marijuana and potential uses for individuals, psychiatric hospitals, and universities.

[37:12] Fadiman’s website and microdosing information site include articles, talks, and information.

EPISODE 1: The CEO’s Guide to Fear and Self-defense

Tony Blauer, CEO and Founder of Blauer Tactical Systems, has developed the world’s first behavioral-based self-defense program, a system built entirely around psychology, physics, and physiology. By redefining self-defense and utilizing a worldwide network of thousands of trainers…