How would your life change if you saw every hardship and obstacle you encountered as a promise of a better future rather than as something that ruins your plans (or just your day)? This kind of perspective is often clear in hindsight, but may be harder to see in the moment. I hope that today’s conversation with Getrude Matshe, who opens up about her recent near-death experience and how past obstacles have led to her happy present, will help give you some of that perspective.
For episode 100, Orion Talmay takes the reins and turns the tables on her husband, Stephan Spencer. In their conversation, Stephan pulls together some incredible information from past episodes, talking about some of the very best wisdom, tips and tricks, tools, and insights he’s gleaned from these 100 episodes of the Optimized Geek. If you aren’t a regular listener, this is a great place to start, because this episode is something of a snapshot of the very best and most valuable conversations that have taken place throughout the course of this podcast.
Today I talk with Valerie Sheppard who is the bestselling author of Living Happy to Be ME. Besides being a popular coach, speaker, and author, she was previously the VP of Conagra Brands where she managed a popular food brand portfolio with net sales close to a billion dollars. She is also a catastrophic stroke survivor and believes in living life through happiness no matter what the situation. She has broken down achieving happiness down to a four step process and she shares that process with us today.
On the show today is Yehuda Ashkenazi. Yehuda is my Kabbalah teacher here in Los Angeles at the Kabbalah Centre, so I can vouch firsthand for his deep understanding of Kabbalistic principles and his ability to explain them clearly. Don’t worry if this Kabbalistic concept isn’t immediately clear, he will help to reveal and demystify some of the teachings and secrets of Kabbalah. We talk about transforming the negative into the positive, and how to align our outer physical world with our inner spiritual world. He has dramatically improved many lives, including mine, and I look forward to him changing yours as well!
My guest on today’s podcast is Adam Siddiq who believes in using energetic discipline to optimize your soul, life and emotions to achieve peak performance and leave a positive impact on the world. If you’re listening to this show, you’re probably the type of person who’s enlightened enough to know that the healthy response to being cut off in traffic isn’t to succumb to shallow road rage, but rather to plug into forgiveness, understanding, and calm. But let’s be realistic: that’s far easier said than done. Adam brings incredible value to our conversation today, partly in his explanation of how he approaches this sort of everyday aggravating situation from an elevated response rather than letting himself fall into a reactive state.
Today's guest is Dr. John Demartini, who is the founder of the Demartini Institute and the creator of the Demartini Method. He focuses deeply on our individual values, and emphasizes the importance of living in alignment with them. He goes into depth about our innate values and how important it is to live by them, and how understanding others’ values can help our personal relationships.