Fearless Happyness Podcast

Max Nijst

Max and his guests share Experience, Strength, Hope, and Faith. Dealing with PTSD in general or Military related, Trauma, Physical, verbal, and sexual abuse addiction, alcoholism and Overcoming Life Obstacles, and Becoming Successful! Accomplishing your dreams!! Helping others be fearless in their pursuit of happiness!!

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The Fearless Happyness Podcast Episode 74 with Kekua Kobashigawa
5d ago
The Fearless Happyness Podcast Episode 74 with Kekua Kobashigawa
Best-selling author of “Do Big Shit,” public speaker, and devoted mother, Kekua once found herself in what she calls “the WTF point” of life - feeling insignificant after experiencing marital betrayal and emotional abuse with no idea of when she disappeared. Faced with the fact that she now had to rebuild her life, Kekua started by rebuilding within first. Then, she spent years rebuilding herself from the inside out. Finally, she learned how to undo the insecurity she felt, break generational patterns, and define and create the success she always wanted. Now, the owner of HBIC Development, Kekua, has made it her mission to coach and mentor other women ready to find their inner power and create outward confidence to live the life they, too, always dreamed of. The years that she spent rebuilding her life from the inside out helped Kekua not only rediscover the confidence that she had within but also take control of her own life and find the right path to help teach other women to do the same. “The accomplishment that I’m most proud of is that my children are proud of me,” Kekua says. They had front-row seats as their mother grew from defeated and confused into the best version of herself she could be and learned that they also could rise from anything that life throws at them. Listen in as Kekua and I discuss her heartbreak, losses, and how she took the time to rebuild a life leading her to FEARLESS HAPPYNESS!
The Fearless Happyness Podcast Episode 74 with Kekua Kobashigawa
5d ago
The Fearless Happyness Podcast Episode 74 with Kekua Kobashigawa
Best-selling author of “Do Big Shit,” public speaker, and devoted mother, Kekua once found herself in what she calls “the WTF point” of life - feeling insignificant after experiencing marital betrayal and emotional abuse with no idea of when she disappeared. Faced with the fact that she now had to rebuild her life, Kekua started by rebuilding within first. Then, she spent years rebuilding herself from the inside out. Finally, she learned how to undo the insecurity she felt, break generational patterns, and define and create the success she always wanted. Now, the owner of HBIC Development, Kekua, has made it her mission to coach and mentor other women ready to find their inner power and create outward confidence to live the life they, too, always dreamed of. The years that she spent rebuilding her life from the inside out helped Kekua not only rediscover the confidence that she had within but also take control of her own life and find the right path to help teach other women to do the same. “The accomplishment that I’m most proud of is that my children are proud of me,” Kekua says. They had front-row seats as their mother grew from defeated and confused into the best version of herself she could be and learned that they also could rise from anything that life throws at them. Listen in as Kekua and I discuss her heartbreak, losses, and how she took the time to rebuild a life leading her to FEARLESS HAPPYNESS!
The Fearless Happyness Podcast Episode 71 with Justin Henderson
Aug 31 2022
The Fearless Happyness Podcast Episode 71 with Justin Henderson
Know Your Worth with Justin Henderson A natural-born salesman with a passion for helping people, Justin Henderson turned that passion into changing people’s lives by assisting them in creating their perfect dream home. But his path to happiness and fulfillment didn’t come easy and has been filled with many obstacles, heartaches, and challenges. Born and raised in the Lone Star state, Justin got into trouble at a young age and developed a drug addiction that would lead to serious convictions and prison time. Facing the possibility of a lifetime behind bars and experiencing a heartbreaking loss, Justin fell to his knees, asking for help from the only one who could help him from above. He knew that he owed it to himself and his family to do better and never wanted to feel the type of loss he felt again. Once released, Justin decided to rebuild his life the right way. But unfortunately, he quickly learned that it would not be easy and found that society can be a bit unforgiving. Faced with serious rejection and judgment for his mistakes, Justin found it hard to find adequate work. Then Justin, like many in his predicament, sought a position in the oil industry, and a new beginning for his life was created. In 4 short years, Justin worked his way up to a supervisor position and was enjoying a new career when an injury to his lower back caused him to be out of work, out of money, and unsure what to do next. Then, one evening, a chance encounter gave Justin a new opportunity that would not only help him discover his passion for sales but also his purpose in life. Now 18 years sober and the owner of Lone Star Boys Contracting and WH Custom Homes, LLC, Justin spends his freedom staying focused on what he can create instead of what people tell him he can’t start because of his past. He has made it his mission to help residents in the state he loves to create a home they love. “I saw what it was like to give someone their dream bathroom, dream floor, dream kitchen and the level of happiness and joy it brought to their lives when they got what they wanted. It is one of the best feelings in the world,” Justin says. Listen in as Justin and I discuss his early struggles with addiction, what led him to the road to recovery, and how he overcame deep rejection, heartache, and hardships to build a path towards FEARLESS HAPPYNESS!
The Fearless Happyness Podcast Episode 69 with Craig Bruce
Aug 17 2022
The Fearless Happyness Podcast Episode 69 with Craig Bruce
Craig is a certified health and functional diagnostic consultant who is passionate about guiding other executives to own their destinies and become the biggest advocate for their health and lifestyle.  ​Craig empowers other executives who find themselves in a similar situation to a life that is harmonious, healthy, and limitless!  Craig says owning your mindset, health, and lifestyle are critical to living the life you have worked so hard to build. Yet often, we find ourselves competing priorities, putting others first, and not taking care of these important elements of our life. As a former burned-out global executive, Craig struggled with exhaustion, poor sleep, inconsistent food choices, and feeling confident in his skin. He was so driven that it was starting to kill him! Craig kept on this endless cycle until, one day, I landed in the doctor’s office who ordered bed rest. For him, bed rest meant working with a laptop and phone in hand from bed. At that moment, he realized he had to make a change and become an advocate for his own health and lifestyle. So I went on a journey to transform my health and change my lifestyle through science-based behaviors.  Craig now empowers other executives who find themselves in a similar situation to a life that is harmonious, healthy, and limitless!  Listen in as Craig, and I discuss his personal and professional challenges and how he now helps other executives become the best they can be.
The Fearless Happyness Podcast Episode 68 with Dr. Nicole Lynn Coyle
Aug 10 2022
The Fearless Happyness Podcast Episode 68 with Dr. Nicole Lynn Coyle
Dr. Nicole Lynn Coyle specializes in spiritual Psychology focusing on your mind and spirit. After closing her business three months ago after being open for ten years, she decided to bring her practices online to help others and spread the word and importance of Mental Health. Dr. Nicole founded with aspirations of guiding people back in control of their anxiety, depression, and overall mental health by offering integrative therapy practices. Since 2020 over 40% of Americans have reported dealing with some mental health issue. At this point, Dr. Nicole was motivated to develop and apply current and new techniques for those seeking help by understanding that medication is not the only way to treat the mind, body, and soul. In this episode, Dr. Nicole will share some insight on regulating mental hiccups, such as anxiety and depression, by implementing simple techniques and practices you can do from home. Dr. Nicole and Max speak about different practices that have helped them throughout the years and how Dr. Nicole left the world of Fashion Design and entered into Medical Practices to help others. Dr. Nicole dissected the truth behind mental health and how we can deal with it in everyday life. Dr. Nicole states, “Things hidden when they are hidden often gain more power when you acknowledge it, see it and talk about it. It loses its power and has no control over you if you can let everybody see it.” Listen in as Dr. Nicole have another great discussion surrounding mental health and how medication is not always the answer. In addition, Dr. Nicole has some great tips for us!
The Fearless Happyness Podcast Episode 67 with Corey Poirier
Aug 3 2022
The Fearless Happyness Podcast Episode 67 with Corey Poirier
Today's special guest is Corey Poirier, a man who was given up on by the educational system who rose and battled adversity and is now the Founder of BLU talks and co-author of the Wall Street Journal. Corey is also a successful Author who wrote USA Today's Best Seller "Quitless." Corey didn't have success written on his chest throughout his journey in life. He worked for it. Raised by a single mother, Corey became an inspiration by becoming an Author and a public speaker, where he has taken many stages, including TED Talk and Harvard University. In this episode, Max and Corey discuss the importance of gaining confidence and ignoring the chance of rejection. Corey speaks about the most significant challenges he faced along his career, such as reading a book for the first time at 27, barely passing high school, and learning the patience to be told "No." To Corey, there isn't a Fear of anything in general; there is a concentrated Fear of letting down those he has helped. A typical pattern in his story is he has faced people who focus on failure over regret. However, Corey's point throughout the episode is not to be afraid of trying something new. Your next niche might be one step away, but you're too worried and filled with anxiety to take it. Corey is a fantastic man who has overcome so much. Listen in as we talk about Corey's personal and professional challenges and how he overcame them and rose to the top!!
The Fearless Happyness Podcast Episode 66 with Anjeleigh L. Robinson-Partridge
Jul 28 2022
The Fearless Happyness Podcast Episode 66 with Anjeleigh L. Robinson-Partridge
Anjeleigh Lonnette Robinson-Partridge is the Founder of a National Certification Coaching and Mentoring Company, NP Training Network. With over hundreds of clients across the country and online. Anjeleigh teaches her clients the skill of testing-taking strategies by utilizing her experiences as a Nursing Instructor and knowledge as a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner to help her clients achieve their board certification goals at various nursing levels.  After witnessing her journey from failure to triumph, her late brother, Lonnie Robinson, encouraged her to create a space that specialized in helping others to achieve their goals of certification and career success while overcoming their fear of failure.  Anjeleigh has a Master of Science in Nursing from Winston-Salem State University. She is a Certified Nurse Educator, and an American Heart Association certified Basic Life Support Instructor. In addition, Anjeleigh is a Family Nurse Practitioner at North Raleigh Integrated Primary Care in Raleigh, NC.    Anjeleigh is a wife, a mother of 3 children, and one dog. She enjoys serving her community at her local church, Christ Family Church, in Cary, NC. Listen in as we talk about her challenges in both her personal and professional life. We talk about her brother Lonnie Robinson and how he impacted her before he passed from COVID and even after his death. Anjeleigh is one amazing person who has overcome so much!
The Fearless Happyness Podcast Episode 65 with Rabbi Manis Friedman
Jul 13 2022
The Fearless Happyness Podcast Episode 65 with Rabbi Manis Friedman
World-renowned author, counselor, lecturer, and philosopher, Rabbi Manis Friedman combines ancient Torah wisdom with modern wit to captivate audiences worldwide. He hosts his critically acclaimed cable television series, Torah Forum with Manis Friedman, syndicated throughout North America, and is known as “Youtube’s Most Popular Rabbi.” Rabbi Friedman’s first book, Doesn’t Anyone Blush Anymore? Published by Harper San Francisco in 1990, the media widely praised it. Following the publication of the book, he was featured internationally in over 200 print articles and interviewed on more than 50 television and radio talk shows. In addition, he has appeared on CNN, A&E Reviews, PBS, and BBC Worldwide and has been the subject of articles in the New York Times, Rolling Stone, Seventeen, Guideposts, Insight, Publisher’s Weekly, and others. Rabbi Friedman is a noted Biblical scholar recognized for his sagacious grasp of Jewish mysticism. In 1971, he founded Bais Chana Institute of Jewish Studies in Minnesota, the world’s first yeshiva exclusively for women, where he continues to serve as dean. In addition, from 1984-1990, he served as a simultaneous translator for the Lubavitcher Rebbe’s televised talks. With the launch of itsgoodtoknow.org, Rabbi Friedman is now using the latest technology to spread morality to a broader audience worldwide through his books, videos, and personal meetings. He has made it his mission to reach every one of the billion people on youtube to help them improve their relationships and deepen their connection with God. Listen in as we discuss his personal and professional challenges and how Rabbi Friedman has made it his mission to help others.
The Fearless Happyness Podcast Episode 64 with Lauren Brollier Newton
Jul 6 2022
The Fearless Happyness Podcast Episode 64 with Lauren Brollier Newton
Lauren is an award-winning inspirational speaker and transformational coach, certified through the Brave Thinking Institute. She works with organizations and individuals, helping them build their dreams, accelerate their results, and create richer, more fulfilling lives.  Faced with devastating news, Lauren had a choice: rebuild her life from the ground up in a  way she would love or stay with the status quo. Taking the road less traveled, she decided to live her dream. As a result, Lauren founded Soul Savvy to help others connect with the most infinite side of themselves so they can live a life they love.  Lauren has spent over a decade as an educator and coach. She started her career in  California public schools, first as a teacher and then as a coach helping teachers deliver the best instruction. Her ability to break down overarching spiritual and success concepts into bite-sized pieces makes her a standout in her field. Through her coaching and speaking, she has inspired thousands of people to live a life they love.  Out of 3,500 eligible coaches, she won the Outstanding Impact Award for 2021 from Brave Thinking Institute, recognizing her impact on clients and reach  in the industry.  Lauren lives in northwestern Wyoming with her husband, Cameron, and their two cats, Little and Cadbury. She loves exploring the beautiful landscape of the Wyoming mountains,  reading, and riding horses.  Listen in as we talk about Lauren's personal and professional challenges and how she has not only overcome them but has become a very successful award-winning inspirational speaker and transformational coach.