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Brian Bosley

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Be More Interested Than Interesting: Brian Fretwell's Guide to Authentic Interactions and Potential Unlocked
6d ago
Be More Interested Than Interesting: Brian Fretwell's Guide to Authentic Interactions and Potential Unlocked
Has the quest for authentic connections in a digital world ever seemed like an uphill battle to you? Then you'll find solace and inspiration in our conversation with Brian Fretwell, an enchanting storyteller and the brain behind Finding Good. Brian takes us through his own transformation—from a small-town Idaho kid influenced by a pivotal football coach to becoming a guiding light for countless individuals seeking to unlock their potential. His journey is not just about personal triumph but also about the power of stories in building trust and fostering supportive environments.Picture this: a world where sharing our successes is as natural and accepted as admitting our faults. That's the world Brian hopes to cultivate, where vulnerability is not a weakness but a bridge to deeper connections. Through discussions on the psychology of sharing achievements and the dynamics of meaningful conversations, we discover how to approach others with genuine curiosity and the right questions—turning even the briefest of exchanges into opportunities for growth and understanding. As we peel back the layers of creating authentic connections, Brian's insightful anecdotes provide a roadmap to a richer, more connected life.By the end of our journey, we're equipped with Brian's innovative tools like 'success mapping'  which promises to revolutionize how we think strategically and take ownership in various aspects of our lives. And for those seeking to enhance their connection skills, Brian offers a sneak peek into the upcoming Finding Good certification course. Reflecting on untapped potential culminates in a tender moment relating to Brian's grandson's experiences, leaving us with a poignant reminder of the endless possibilities that await when we foster genuine connections. Join us as we celebrate the stories that shape us and the bonds that propel us forward.Check out Brian's work and services. CLICK BELOW!https://www.findinggood.com/Living Purposed We want to gather with a purposeful intention to explore the world around us. ...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifySupport the Show.https://bamboolab3.com/
Chase The Dreams You Feel Are Too Big To Chase: Jamie Lynn Hyde's Tale of Transformation, Tenacity, and Triumph
May 13 2024
Chase The Dreams You Feel Are Too Big To Chase: Jamie Lynn Hyde's Tale of Transformation, Tenacity, and Triumph
Journey with me as I sit down with the remarkably prolific Jamie Lynn Hyde, also known to her readers as JL Hyde, who shares the rollercoaster ride of her literary career. From the shores of Delta County, Michigan to the bustling life of a full-time writer, Jamie has conquered the literary landscape with seven books to her name since the pandemic began and an eighth to be released July 2024. Revel in her tales of transformation, her battle against imposter syndrome, and the pursuit of maintaining humility amidst her skyrocketing success—all while boasting an enviable 4.6-star average rating on Amazon.As we traverse the terrain of Jamie's authorial life, we tackle the mental and emotional frontiers of the writing world. We examine the importance of supportive networks and the joy found in life’s simple pleasures, whether it’s a game of cribbage or a bear sighting in Gladstone. The conversation also touches on the darker aspects of fame and the personal strength required to set boundaries for mental health. Jamie's approach to crafting narratives that defy the norm offers an eye-opening perspective on the liberating power of breaking free from traditional expectations.Wrapping up, our discussion casts a warm glow on family ties and the strength drawn from one's roots, even amidst the whirlwinds of success and public life. Jamie shares her excitement for the upcoming final book in her Grady Lake series and her plans for a well-earned respite, embracing the tranquil Michigan summer and its local festivities. Her story is a testament to the human spirit's capacity to adapt, overcome, and flourish. So, grab your favorite beverage, settle in, and prepare to be inspired by an author who is genuinely reshaping the contours of storytelling. I highly recommend you click below and explore her amazing books:https://www.jlhyde.com/pages/booksLiving Purposed We want to gather with a purposeful intention to explore the world around us. ...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifySupport the Show.https://bamboolab3.com/
A Soldier's Song: Jason Grom's Journey of Family, History, and Meaningful Success
May 6 2024
A Soldier's Song: Jason Grom's Journey of Family, History, and Meaningful Success
When Jason Grom returned to our show, not only did he bring with him the echoes of past victories but also a treasure trove of fresh revelations from the intersecting paths of his personal and professional life. As a Vice President at Ameriprise Financial, he's seen the palpable impact of our previous discussions ripple through the lives of listeners, and this time, he's here to celebrate the strides taken since—spanning the joyous Disney escapades with his family, to the five-star launch of his latest book. Our exchange traverses the landscapes of family learning, the rediscovery of personal passions, and the stepping stones of a career that's as much about touching lives as it is about financial planning.I've always believed that history is more than just dates and battles—it's the heartbeat of those who lived it. That's why sharing the emotional journey of converting my grandfather's World War II diaries into "A Soldier's Song" brings a sense of fulfillment that's hard to articulate. From transcribing his handwritten notes to the cathartic release of presenting the published book to his grandmother, we uncover the importance of safeguarding personal histories and the life lessons that soldier on through the ages. It’s a tale that underlines the essence of family, the imprints of the past, and the inheritance we leave for future generations.As we march towards the horizon of our daily lives, it's the routines we cultivate, the values we hold dear, and the growth we seek that form the mosaic of our existence. This episode isn't just about the triumphs and trials of Jason and myself; it's about embracing each sunrise as a canvas for achievement and allowing the principles of family, health, wealth, meaningful work, and faith to serve as our compass. So join us on this reflective foray into the heart of what it means to live purposefully, to cherish the reading lamp's gentle glow, and to nurture the legacies we're all crafting, one day, one decision at a time.Please check out the links below:A Soldier's Song:Amazon:  https://www.amazon.com/Soldiers-Song-World-Sergeant-Anderson/dp/B0CZPKH4Z5/ref=cm_cr_arp_mb_bdcrb_top?ie=UTF8 Barnes & Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-soldiers-song-jason-grom/1145514557?ean=9798990371002Moments of Happiness:https://www.amazon.com/s?k=moments+of+happiness+leckrone&i=stripbooks&ref=nb_sb_nossThink 2 Perform Values Exercise:https://www.think2perform.com/values/Living Purposed We want to gather with a purposeful intention to explore the world around us. ...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifySupport the Show.https://bamboolab3.com/
"Wherever You Go, Run for Mayor": Scott Rethke's Journey of Financial Mastery and the Richness of Connection
Apr 1 2024
"Wherever You Go, Run for Mayor": Scott Rethke's Journey of Financial Mastery and the Richness of Connection
Have you ever paused to reflect on the paths that lead to financial prosperity or wondered how to intertwine life's leadership lessons with monetary success? Scott Rethke, a seasoned pro from Ameriprise Financial, joins me for an invigorating chat that traverses his 22-year journey, sharing nuggets of wisdom that have fueled his fulfilling career. As we meander through Scott's all-American upbringing to the clever origins of his team's name, we uncover the life strategies that have anchored his professional and personal achievements.This week's episode isn't just about dollars and cents; it's a heartfelt celebration of human connections, the pursuit of purpose, and the transformative power of books. We delve into the enriching experiences of recommending reads, exploring the biographies that have shaped our perspectives, and the profound impact of writing and journaling. Scott's ability to pivot back to a full-time advisor role without missing a beat is a testament to the resilience and adaptability that marks a truly successful career.Drawing the curtains on this illuminating session, we toast to friendships that foster wisdom and the guiding principles that chart our course towards triumph. Our discussion spans the spectrum from professional focus to the joy of spreading kindness within our communities. So come along and join our village of listeners who seek to live with intentionality and purpose—because after all, the stories we share and the connections we forge are the very threads that weave the fabric of our lives.https://www.ameripriseadvisors.com/scott.r.rethke/Living Purposed We want to gather with a purposeful intention to explore the world around us. ...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifySupport the Show.https://bamboolab3.com/
Embracing Raw Purpose: A Personal Odyssey of Purpose and Perseverance
Mar 25 2024
Embracing Raw Purpose: A Personal Odyssey of Purpose and Perseverance
As I mark my 57th trip around the sun, I find myself reflecting on the concept of "Raw Purpose" – the driving force behind our existence and actions. This week, I'm inviting you into a deeply personal space, sharing my own path to understanding this powerful idea. It's a journey that has taken me from offering a testimonial to navigating life's hurdles with a sense of direction and perseverance. Celebrate with me as I consider the enormity of human achievement, from the Wright brothers taking to the skies to mankind's giant leap on the moon, and how each of us contributes to this collective stride forward with our unique purpose.This episode is an intimate conversation about uncovering the thread that weaves through our passions, abilities, and the impacts we make – the essence of our life's purpose. Whether it's altering the trajectory of our family legacy or bolstering the ones we cherish, I share insights from my tenure at Ameriprise Financial and a pivotal promise to my father that have shaped my view of purpose. By understanding the role our brain's amygdala plays in fear perception, I encourage you not to shy away from life's darker moments but to harness them in defining and fulfilling your calling. Join me in this heartfelt exploration and consider how committing to your purpose daily can not only enrich your life but also illuminate the path for generations to come.Living Purposed We want to gather with a purposeful intention to explore the world around us. ...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifySupport the Show.https://bamboolab3.com/
Championship Character: RJ Boudro's Blend of Wrestling, Faith, and Nurturing the Spirit
Mar 18 2024
Championship Character: RJ Boudro's Blend of Wrestling, Faith, and Nurturing the Spirit
As I sat reflecting on the transformative power of discipline, I couldn't help but be reminded of RJ Boudro, the exceptional wrestling coach who graced our Bamboo Lab podcast with tales of triumph and the undying strength of faith. RJ, with his latest state championship tucked under his belt, opens up about the evolution of his life - from his role as a coach to his personal spiritual journey and its profound impact on his community. His commitment to guiding young athletes, coupled with his dedication as a school counselor and a family man, illustrates the undercurrent of his success: a steadfast belief in something greater than himself.The warmth of "The Barn", RJ's unique approach to fostering spirituality outside the traditional church setting, serves as a beacon of acceptance and personal reflection, welcoming skeptics and seekers alike. It's here that we uncover the heartening narratives of individuals like Tyler Sigmond, whose experiences echo within the walls of this safe haven, revealing the power of simple gatherings in transforming lives. The episode shines a light on the essence of daily rituals, such as prayer and meditation, not just as a means to seek blessings but as a vehicle for steering our lives with intentionality and grace.My journey from a collegiate athlete to a host with a resolve to live by family, integrity, service, and humility offers a backdrop to RJ's inspiring outlook on life. As we navigate through tales of hardship, the quest for improvement, and the delicate balance of vulnerability and strength, the episode serves as a testament to the virtues of facing life with a clear set of values. RJ's poignant reflections on the past and aspirations for the future leave us pondering our own paths, encouraging us all to savor the present, embrace growth, and tread a trail that leads not just to success but to a meaningful legacy.Living Purposed We want to gather with a purposeful intention to explore the world around us. ...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifySupport the Show.https://bamboolab3.com/
Rekindling Enduring Values: Kevin Korhorn's Lifelong Journey of Triumph and Wisdom
Mar 11 2024
Rekindling Enduring Values: Kevin Korhorn's Lifelong Journey of Triumph and Wisdom
When old friends reunite, the air crackles with stories of triumph and whispers of wisdom. That's precisely the atmosphere you'll step into as Kevin Korhorn, a virtuoso of finance and life, rejoins me, Brian Bosley, to peel back the curtain on the strides he's made since his last visit. We'll traverse the contours of Kevin's world—from the pride of a father watching his kids conquer milestones to the integrity of a man whose life's work is a testament to his enduring values and strong Faith. It's a session replete with the kind of warmth and reverence that can only be kindled by a friendship spanning over three decades.Venture into the realms of passion and purpose as Kevin unfurls the fabric of his life, revealing how the raucous zest of his rugby days has transmuted into the steadfast fervor for family, business, and giving back. I'll share my musings on how Kevin's ebullience for the morning dew and his daybreak routine are infectious, daring us all to elevate our own daily rituals. Our exchange will not shy away from the prickly aspects of life; we'll confront the beast of type 2 diabetes with Kevin's personal testament to the transformative power of lifestyle choices, punctuated by stories of icy plunges and the sobering realities of financial foresight in a capricious world.As our conversation unspools, we'll navigate the concept of living in your 'zone of genius' and how Kevin's firm, Korhorn Financial Group, is navigating their North Star using the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS). Our dialogue will meander through the significance of small acts with mighty echoes, the undying importance of Faith and service, and the meticulous balancing act of personal and professional life. So, as the embers of this discussion glow, prepare to be kindled by the resonance of Kevin's experiences and the invaluable insights that have the power to reshape the way we see our own journeys.Please click the links below for further information on Kevin and his amazing work:https://www.korhorn.com/https://www.youtube.com/c/WiseMoneyShowLiving Purposed We want to gather with a purposeful intention to explore the world around us. ...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifySupport the Show.https://bamboolab3.com/
Grief to Gratitude: Kent King's Journey of Resilience and Optimism
Mar 4 2024
Grief to Gratitude: Kent King's Journey of Resilience and Optimism
Ever wondered how some people manage to turn their darkest days into steps toward a brighter future? Kent King's story is a powerful example of such transformation. From grappling with the impact of family divorce to the heart-wrenching loss of a child amidst a global pandemic, Kent shares with us a raw, unfiltered look into the trials that have tested his resilience and the life-affirming philosophy that every new day is an opportunity to find joy and strength.Join me as we travel the road of personal triumphs with Kent, a teacher, entrepreneur, success coach, and volunteer firefighter who embodies the spirit of perseverance. Our conversation is a deep exploration into the role of adversity in shaping one's inner strength, the crucial breakthroughs when overcoming self-imposed barriers, and how teaching math morphed into imparting life's most valuable lesson: overcoming adversity. Kent's candid storytelling and infectious optimism demonstrate that even when life seems to collapse around us, there remains a silver lining.This episode is a tapestry woven with stories of survival, resilience, and the pursuit of happiness. Kent's approach to social media stands out as a beacon of positivity, and his insights into setting ambitious goals, appreciating the present, and championing a positive mindset are nothing short of motivational. Wrap up your day with this dose of encouragement and remember, it's indeed a great day to have a great day.https://www.mathrecalculated.com/Living Purposed We want to gather with a purposeful intention to explore the world around us. ...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifySupport the Show.https://bamboolab3.com/
What You Expect, Always Shows Up!: Brooke Krebill-Passchier's Life-Altering Insights
Feb 26 2024
What You Expect, Always Shows Up!: Brooke Krebill-Passchier's Life-Altering Insights
Ever wondered how transforming your inner narrative can unlock a life of abundance and fulfillment? Brooke Passchier, a beacon of inspiration and the dynamo behind Unleashed Potential Coaching, joins us once again to reveal the seismic shifts in her life, from marriage to entrepreneurial ventures. Her story, coupled with the wisdom in her book "Uncaged: Break Free by Changing Your Inner Story," proves that changing our internal dialogue can drastically alter our external world. We unpack the essence of self-love and the intricacies of relationships, offering you tools to craft a reality brimming with success and happiness.Authenticity and vulnerability stand at the heart of our latest episode, as we draw inspiration from figures like Jim Carrey, who remind us that being visible – even risking rejection – is pivotal to manifesting our deepest desires. The power of a morning routine to influence our mindset and the importance of aligning with those who foster our growth are also up for discussion. Prepare to be moved by personal anecdotes and professional insights that could spark a revolution in your personal and professional life, encouraging you to embrace your true self.This journey of self-discovery doesn't end with just inspiration; it's about practical action and the courage to face change head-on. We address the fears that might be holding you back and introduce the concept of using our imagination as a tool for growth. By shifting focus to gratitude and intention, you'll learn how to manifest the life you've always wanted. Join us for an episode that not only celebrates our global reach but also arms you with the strategies to make your own mark on the world.https://www.amazon.com/UnCaged-Brooke-Krebill/dp/1737207303https://www.brookepasschier.com/Living Purposed We want to gather with a purposeful intention to explore the world around us. ...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifySupport the Show.https://bamboolab3.com/
Own Your Own Bullshit: Christina Bowman's Leap From People-Pleaser to Empowered Nomad
Feb 19 2024
Own Your Own Bullshit: Christina Bowman's Leap From People-Pleaser to Empowered Nomad
They say the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, but for Christina Bowman, it was a leap from the familiar comforts of a small village to the vast world beyond. Join me as we traverse Christina's inspiring evolution, from a people-pleaser to a self-assured nomad, who after her divorce, embraced the globe as her playground. This episode is a vibrant tapestry woven with stories of resilience, self-discovery, and the relentless pursuit of personal growth. Christina's candid reflections on her family's influence, the profound loss of a close friend that steered her towards travel, and the powerful lessons of the 75 Hard challenge, showcase the multifaceted nature of transformation.Sometimes, the most potent revelations emerge from places we least expect. Christina and I delve into the transformative impact of therapy, the revelation of an ADHD diagnosis, and the courage to overcome obstacles that once seemed insurmountable. We celebrate the courage it takes to face fears, invest in new ventures, and maintain meaningful connections, while also recognizing the importance of letting go of the guilt that hinders growth. With Christina's journey as our compass, we explore the neuroscience behind positive self-talk, the liberating experience of solo travel, and the power of vision boards, affirming that the road to self-improvement is as much about the mindset as it is about the milestones.Embark on an odyssey where solitude becomes a solace and fears transform into stepping stones. As Christina shares her stories of challenging fear, investing in real estate with no prior knowledge, and forging human connections across the globe, we're reminded of the profound strength in vulnerability. Her experiences serve as a poignant reminder that growth demands us to shed the weight of guilt, take risks, and above all else, believe in the good within ourselves and others. Every chapter of Christina's story, from the harrowing escalator mishap to the embrace of authenticity, underlines the limitless potential within each of us to sculpt lives that resonate with fulfillment and joy.https://andyfrisella.com/pages/75hard-infoLiving Purposed We want to gather with a purposeful intention to explore the world around us. ...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifySupport the Show.https://bamboolab3.com/
Finding Comfort in the Discomfort: Amanda Loewen's Rise to Jiu-Jitsu Mastery and Beyond
Feb 14 2024
Finding Comfort in the Discomfort: Amanda Loewen's Rise to Jiu-Jitsu Mastery and Beyond
Sometimes life throws you onto an unexpected path that leads to personal greatness—just ask Amanda Loewen, Oregon's first female third-degree Jiu-Jitsu black belt. On the Bamboo Lab podcast, we had the honor of chatting with Amanda about her extraordinary journey from horseback trails to the disciplined mats where she mastered the art of submission wrestling. As she shared her story, I was reminded of the power of timing and how the universe has a way of aligning things perfectly when we least expect it.This episode is a treasure trove of life lessons as Amanda opens up about the transitions that have shaped her, including the tough decision to seek healthier environments and relationships. Her resilience in overcoming challenging obstacles is not just inspiring; it's a profound reminder of the importance of trusting the process. We also delve into the importance of self-worth, the humbling experiences of competition, and how teaching others can amplify our own growth and understanding.Amanda's insights extend far beyond the Jiu-Jitsu mat. They include the courage to pursue one's passions, the value of therapy, and why it's crucial to listen to those who have walked before us. As she gears up for her next chapter as a sheriff's deputy and plans to open her own 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu studio, Amanda exemplifies that it's never too late for new challenges. So, join the conversation, share your thoughts, and let's continue inspiring each other to reach for our personal best, just as Amanda does every day.Please explore these amazing sponsors of Amanda:-VHTS (very hard to submit) use code Amanda10 for a discount-Garden of life -S4L Equestrian TeamNon profit link to donate or sponsor: https://www.zeffy.com/en-US/donation-form/5b7a2740-30a0-4be3-9f5a-b105dedc2b3cWebsite: S4Lranch.com Living Purposed We want to gather with a purposeful intention to explore the world around us. ...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifySupport the Show.https://bamboolab3.com/
Resilient Reflections: Geno Lechuga's Secrets to Peak Performance and Lifelong Growth
Feb 5 2024
Resilient Reflections: Geno Lechuga's Secrets to Peak Performance and Lifelong Growth
When the going gets tough, the tough get going, and nobody embodies that spirit quite like my dear friend and peak performance aficionado, Geno Lechuga. Together, we've conquered countless challenges, and in this episode, we're inviting you into our world of resilience and self-improvement. As we stroll down memory lane, we uncover the secrets to our enduring bond and share the collective wisdom that has been a catalyst for our personal growth. Geno's unique lifestyle and diet choices serve as a testament to the power of stepping out of one's comfort zone.What's the relationship between a post-workout meditation and a high-five in the mirror? More than you might think, and it's all about the small but mighty practices that can transform your life. My own routine has taught me the immense value of acknowledging the hardships that refine us, and Geno and I dive into a heartfelt discussion about the positive impact of self-talk and nightly reflections on well-being. We also shine a light on the magic of giving back, through tales of community service and the joy of influencing the younger generation to lead lives marked by kindness and generosity.Ever wondered how a cold plunge at midnight or embracing a hearty banana first thing in the morning can contribute to your health and fitness? Well, hold onto your hats because we're taking you on a whirlwind journey from the icy depths of Lake Algonquin to the warm embrace of an infrared sauna. We'll explore the surprising benefits of these practices, along with the importance of a disciplined diet as we age, all while maintaining a sense of humor about the universal struggle to resist those delicious temptations. By the end of this episode, you'll be charged up to make 2024 your most vibrant year yet, armed with practical tips and real stories to kickstart your journey to a healthier, more fulfilling life.Living Purposed We want to gather with a purposeful intention to explore the world around us. ...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifySupport the Show.https://bamboolab3.com/
Triumph Through Trials: An Intimate Portrait of Resilience with Dana Jameson
Jan 22 2024
Triumph Through Trials: An Intimate Portrait of Resilience with Dana Jameson
When life handed Dana Jameson an array of heartaches, she chose resilience over defeat. Her candid conversation on our latest podcast episode is a testament to the enduring human spirit, as Dana, a mother, grandmother, and widow, opens up about the personal calamities she's faced and the unwavering strength that carried her through. Her story, rich with humor and the warmth of memories, echoes the spirit of her grandparents' wartime love story, and showcases a remarkable journey of self-discovery, loss, and forgiveness.Navigating through life's unexpected twists can leave us feeling rudderless, but Dana's experiences remind us that finding joy and identity amidst adversity is possible. Her struggles, from adjusting to new family dynamics on a horse farm to redefining her purpose beyond the roles of spouse and parent, speak to the transformative power of personal growth. As Dana shares her path to reinvigorating her passion for photography and embracing the legacy she leaves behind, listeners will find inspiration to manifest positivity and cultivate a mindset geared towards hope and healing.We wrap our profound dialogue with a reflection on the commonalities that unite us in our human experience. Dana's journey is punctuated by her practice of mindfulness, the ability to silence the inner critic, and the importance of choosing joy in the ordinary moments. Whether you're seeking solace from your own inner battles or looking to embrace the journey of life with grace, this episode promises to resonate deeply, offering tools for intentional living and the courage to forgive and love oneself. Join us as we celebrate the indomitable Dana Jamison, whose story is not just about survival but about thriving in the face of life's most challenging storms.Living Purposed We want to gather with a purposeful intention to explore the world around us. ...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifySupport the Show.https://bamboolab3.com/
"The Power of Moments": From Brain Injury to Beacon of Hope with Naomi Riley
Jan 17 2024
"The Power of Moments": From Brain Injury to Beacon of Hope with Naomi Riley
When Naomi Riley, a beacon of inspiration, graced the Bamboo Lab podcast, the air was thick with stories of resilience and the promise of growth. Our conversation traversed her journey from the shadow of a brain injury to the spotlight of advocacy, as she generously unfolded the pages of her life for our listeners. Naomi's vulnerability and wisdom in facing mental health challenges and championing inclusive education reflected a wellspring of strength that can embolden us all.The heart of our exchange lay in the practical strategies Naomi shared, road-tested through her own experiences. We wove through the significance of gratitude, the art of living in the moment, and the transformative power of emotional intelligence. Each listener can glean from Naomi's ten resilience-building strategies, embracing them as lifelines to navigate their personal voyages. This episode is a tribute to human connection and the incredible impact of seeking and offering help in times of crisis.Our journey with Naomi didn't just pause at the profound—it soared into strategies for daily life and mental well-being. From setting achievable goals to spreading kindness, the wisdom imparted holds a mirror to the simple yet powerful steps that can steer us toward personal fulfillment. As Naomi's narrative unfolded, it was clear that each moment weaves into the next, creating a tapestry of experience that, with intention and care, can shape a life of purpose and joy.https://textpledge.us/Strive-Love-LiveBrianLiving Purposed We want to gather with a purposeful intention to explore the world around us. ...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifySupport the Show.https://bamboolab3.com/
People, Planet, Profit, and Purpose with thought-leader Kumar Vijayendra
Jan 8 2024
People, Planet, Profit, and Purpose with thought-leader Kumar Vijayendra
When Kumar Vijayendra shares his story, you can almost see the vibrant tapestry of his journey from India to the U.S., woven with threads of resilience and purpose. On The Bamboo Lab Podcast, we're thrilled to present a conversation that's more than business as usual, with Kumar—an authority on sustainable operations and the mind behind "The Sustainable Entrepreneur." Uncover the four Ps that form the cornerstone of his approach to sustainability: People, Planet, Profit, and Purpose. His insights promise to illuminate the path for small business owners aiming to create not just profit but a positive impact on the world.Navigating the intricate balance of self-care and leadership, this episode reveals how personal well-being can supercharge a small business's growth and team dynamics. The 4P framework isn't just a concept but a lived reality that Kumar and I both advocate for heartily. Small business owners will find a treasure trove of strategies to incorporate sustainability into their operations, resonating with the heartbeat of consumer preferences that now lean heavily towards environmentally conscious choices. Together, we paint a picture of how these practices are not only beneficial for the planet but can also catalyze the growth and longevity of a business.As we wrap up this inspiring session, I invite listeners to embrace the shared wisdom, highlighting the butterfly effect of good practices in business and beyond. Sharing stories, embracing potential, and integrating sustainability into the core of one's business model—these are the pillars that uphold the vast structure of what we discuss. Whether you're a seasoned entrepreneur or just starting out, this episode serves as a reminder to show love and respect not only to others but also to oneself. Join us in cultivating a community that thrives on support, continuous improvement, and a tenacious pursuit of success that's in harmony with our planet.https://iamkumarv.com/https://www.amazon.com/Sustainable-Entrepreneur-Profitable-Business-Planet/dp/B0C9SK1D8PLiving Purposed We want to gather with a purposeful intention to explore the world around us. ...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifySupport the Show.https://bamboolab3.com/
From Financial Wisdom to Teen Empowerment: Derrick Kinney's Journey to Purposeful Generosity
Jan 2 2024
From Financial Wisdom to Teen Empowerment: Derrick Kinney's Journey to Purposeful Generosity
When Derrick Kinney graced our microphones once again, we knew you were in for a treat. His evolution from financial advisor to a venerated media personality and author of "Good Money Revolution" is nothing short of inspiring. But it's his latest passion project, Simple Teen Success, that's set to ignite a spark in the leaders of tomorrow. Get ready to be dazzled by the insights of a man who's not only shaping the financial world but also carving out a stylish niche in the realm of content creation.Navigating the shift from crunching numbers to becoming a pillar of the community, my own tale is a testament to the unexpected paths success can take. It all began with a heartfelt initiative at my high school alma mater, celebrating educators and students, which unexpectedly drew clients who shared my community spirit. But beyond that, it's the raw, unfiltered moments—like that speech at Michigan State—that truly connect us. This episode is a celebration of the authentic self, and a reminder that sometimes, the most professional thing you can do is show up as you are.As we wrap up this exchange of lessons and laughter, we turn our attention to the power of generosity and its ability to transform both businesses and lives. Stories from missed handshakes with former President Clinton to the visceral openness of Matthew Perry's memoir remind us that sharing our true selves is what resonates most deeply. Join us as we explore how giving back through Simple Teen Success isn't just about shaping young minds—it's about enriching our own lives in the process. So, let's raise a glass to empowerment, positivity, and the beautiful journey to making a difference—one teenager at a time.https://www.simpleteensuccess.com/Living Purposed We want to gather with a purposeful intention to explore the world around us. ...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifySupport the Show.https://bamboolab3.com/
The Paradox of Choice: Navigating Modern Dating with John Moser
Dec 25 2023
The Paradox of Choice: Navigating Modern Dating with John Moser
Ever found yourself overwhelmed by the endless options on dating apps? You're not alone. We've brought back author John Moser, known for his deep dive into our minds' connections in his book "Link: The Fascinating Way Our Minds Connect." He's here to share his personal insights on dating apps, drawn from his own dating sabbatical and subsequent plunge back into the world of swiping right.Moser joins us in a candid conversation on the paradox of choice that dating apps present, akin to finding the perfect apple in a gargantuan grocery store. We share our experiences and strategies to overcome this daunting paradox, emphasizing the importance of setting limitations and giving priority to real-life interactions. We also discuss the addictive nature of dating apps, stressing the significance of stepping back from the screen for genuine connections.Wrapping up our insightful chat, we highlight the challenges and potential pitfalls of dating apps, stressing the importance of second chances and real, less pressured experiences. With reference to a New York Times study, we explore alternative ways of meeting potential partners and the role of emotional connection in forming fruitful relationships. Whether you're new to the world of dating apps or an experienced user, we believe our discussion offers invaluable insight and advice for navigating this ever-evolving landscape. So, buckle up, and let's explore the fascinating world of dating apps together.Living Purposed We want to gather with a purposeful intention to explore the world around us. ...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifySupport the Show.https://bamboolab3.com/
Nudges From The Other Side: Mary Connaughty-Sullivan's Connection with the Afterlife
Dec 18 2023
Nudges From The Other Side: Mary Connaughty-Sullivan's Connection with the Afterlife
Are you ready to join us on a profound journey of love, loss, and the connections that traverse the boundaries of life and death? We sit down with our remarkable guest, Mary Connaughty-Sullivan, a woman whose spirit is as tenacious and resilient as they come. Despite battling a rare neurological condition that affects her voice, Mary's steadfast determination and lifelong pursuit of knowledge shine through, from her work in the financial sector to her graduation from the Funeral Director's Program.Mary opens up about the heart-rending loss of her son, Aaron, her solace in the signs and messages she believes she received from him posthumously, and her path to transforming her journal entries into a poignant book titled "Nudges from the Other Side". The conversation takes an in-depth look at grief, its impact, and the extraordinary strength it takes to carry on.The episode takes a captivating turn as we explore the enigmatic realms of consciousness, energy, and the afterlife. Mary shares her beliefs in reincarnation and her exploration of quantum physics, and talks about the comfort and connection she feels through inexplicable coincidences and 'nudges' from Aaron. Wrapping up this profoundly touching episode, we encourage you, our valued Bamboo Pack audience, to strive; and to live with love, respect, and intention. Tune in for an episode filled with powerful experiences and valuable insights about handling grief, finding comfort, and navigating life's journey with grace and resilience.https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/book/1144162878https://www.amazon.com/Nudges-Other-Side-Mary-Connaughty-Sullivan/dp/1637774850Living Purposed We want to gather with a purposeful intention to explore the world around us. ...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifySupport the Show.https://bamboolab3.com/
True darkness isn’t the lack of light, it’s the lack of hope: with Rylo Kinn
Nov 13 2023
True darkness isn’t the lack of light, it’s the lack of hope: with Rylo Kinn
Have you ever wondered how life’s hardships can be reimagined into a healing narrative? Join us for a heart-to-heart with author Rylo Kinn. He reveals to us his journey from small-town boy to a published author, all while using his love for writing as a therapeutic tool. His profound transformation of personal experiences during trying times, like his divorce and the COVID-19 pandemic, into a powerful work of art, is nothing short of inspiring.Explore with us as Rylo takes us through his writing process, from the early mornings to crafting lifelike characters from his own experiences. He didn't let darkness define him; instead, he found his true purpose through it and made something beautiful. We also delve deep into overcoming the crippling fears of writing and imposter syndrome that plague many creative minds. Rylo's triumph over these obstacles and the joy of celebrating the success of a published book is a testament to the power of perseverance.Lastly, we discuss the art of storytelling. How does one transform painful experiences into engaging narratives? Rylo's secret weapon - cliffhangers. The thrill of an unexpected twist keeps his readers hooked, proving that even the most challenging of stories can captivate an audience. We also explore the different appeals of books based on their length and reflect on the influential works of well-renowned authors. So, buckle up for a rollercoaster ride through the transformative power of writing in this not-to-be-missed conversation with Rylo!https://www.amazon.com/Drakon.../dp/1778228011/ref=sr_1_1...https://bamboolab3.com/#rylokinn Living Purposed We want to gather with a purposeful intention to explore the world around us. ...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifySupport the Show.https://bamboolab3.com/
Transcending Trauma: Athena Johnson's Leap to Authentic Living
Nov 7 2023
Transcending Trauma: Athena Johnson's Leap to Authentic Living
Join us on a journey of self-discovery, resilience, and transformation with our remarkable guest, Athena Johnson. Athena, a lifelong learner fascinated by cosmology, quantum physics, and consciousness, shares her inspiring story of growing up in Minnesota, braving the corporate world in the former Soviet Union, and the joys and challenges of being a transgender woman.This episode dives into Athena's raw and profound reflections on her family history, the mining work of her grandfather, and her own internal explorations. You'll hear her discuss her experience of growing up in a dysfunctional household, the process of coming to terms with her transgender identity, and how she navigated trauma to find her true self. Athena's insights on the importance of emotional intelligence and vulnerability in leadership are thought-provoking and illuminating.Athena also courageously touches on the societal challenges she faced when she came out as a transgender person in her workplace. She talks about her traumatic brain injury, the impact it had on her life, and her decision to live authentically. Athena's reflections on the interconnectedness of all beings, the courage required to transform suffering, and the power of being who you truly are, are deeply inspiring. This episode is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and a dose of wisdom, healing, and inspiration you won't want to miss.Living Purposed We want to gather with a purposeful intention to explore the world around us. ...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifySupport the Show.https://bamboolab3.com/