Do you dream of having a job that you love? Do you wish you could be excited to go to work? Do you want more than anything to have a career that you are so passionate about that somehow you manage to never work a day in your life while also working every second of every day? That's the ultimate right?
Well meet David and Courtney De Leon, the creators and Owners of OTL Fitness (Of The Lion) in Austin Texas.
When you meet this married couple, it is so clear that what they are doing in running this gym and building this community is absolutely what they are here to do and they do it with every ounce of their being. They are passionate, driven and successful, and not just in business. Their marriage is one that we all envy and you just have to look at them to see that their health is on point.
I was dying to know, what is your recipe for success? David was super quick to jump in with: "Hard work, hard work, consistency, hard work, ask questions...and actually care about people!" Sounds pretty on point to me. Enjoy :)
What does it take to run one of the most successful fitness businesses in the world?
Meet Joe Riggio and Dan Goodman, the owners, founders, directors, the brains and brawn behind the hugely successful Varsity House Gym in New York.
These two are the real deal. To them success is a choice and hard work, effort and passion are what drives them to continue to grow, improve and literally set the tone for the entire strength, fitness and athletic development industry.
Varsity lives on the border of New York and New Jersey. It is state of the art, purpose built and filled to the brim with buzzing athletes, members and staff and has been the centre point for their new venture: The Business of Strength.
Based on the operational systems the pair have implemented over the decade they have run the business together, Joe and Dan now run an educative program for up and coming strength and fitness professionals and entrepreneurs.
The passion these men have for what they do oozes out of them. Not only is it inspiring to hear them speak of their success so far and the plans they have yet to make a reality, but the conversation will lay the groundwork for you to make the changes necessary to make your life better.
You can absolutely turn passion into profit and it is something to not only chase but be super proud of.
This week on the Your Revolution Podcast, Jane Erbacher speaks with Strength & Conditioning coach Kevin Toonen.
Not your ordinary fitness professional, Kev has spent the last 20 years working in the military and still sits on the advisory board for the Tactical Strength & Conditioning Association here in Australia.
Combining his military background with an unquenchable thirst for learning, Kev has all the makings of both an incredible role model and a total game-changer. But that's not where it ends. Kevin is engaging, insightful, and undeniably passionate about creating better humans.
He's one of those people you meet that you know is going to change the world and I can't believe how lucky we are to have him on the podcast.
Incredibly proud and excited to present this episode which I hope you love listening to as much as I loved recording.
"The biggest risk is not taking any risk... In a world that changes really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks". Mark Zuckerberg.
We are constantly comparing ourselves and our lives with each other. Berating ourselves for not being as "good" as, as rich as, as fit as, as happy as seeming everybody else. (And occasionally comparing ourselves in terms of how much better we're doing than everybody else....)
You know what I'm talking about. We all do it. And why? Why do we put time, energy and focus into other peoples wins and losses rather than concentrating on what we have the power over: our lives.
Today we talk all about comfort zones. What is yours and why it is so important?
Just like we compare our wins and losses with those around us, all too often we compare our comfort zones with those around us. Just because something is hard for someone else and easy for us, that doesn't mean we've pushed any boundaries. Your comfort zone is something only you understand and have perspective on.
If you want more for your life, get after it. End of story.
This life is an adventure. It's our one opportunity and we get to live it once.
We all know this, but for some reason we hold ourselves back. We miss out. Live scared. Hide. But what is this fear really holding you back from?
There's something for all of us. Whether it's our bodies, our relationships or our careers, there's an area where we can do more, be more, feel more. But for some reason we don't. For some reason we just dip our toes in and hope for the best.
No matter what anybody tells you, hope won't lead to fulfilment. Action will. Getting uncomfortable. Learning. Growing. Improving. Living. persevering.
You've just got to have a little faith in you. Take that leap.
Meet Emily Hazell, the founder and owner of the incredible Serotonin Eatery, Education and Exercise here in Melbourne.
Named after the feel good hormone that makes us happy, Serotonin is not just a café, it’s a movement. A movement that is changing the way we understand food, health and our wellbeing.
Emily is the head serotonin dealer and at 28 years old and she is absolutely changing the way food is experienced. A lover of health and an advocate for wholesome nutrition, Emily has created a business like no other. Deeply connected to her core values, Emily has persisted in creating an experience for all of us that changes our understanding of how food, and exercise should leave us feeling.
Emily is an incredible game-changer whose determination, big dreams and attention to detail will leave us inspired to take a leap of faith in our own lives. Not to be missed and absolutely to be shared.
Thank you for sharing the happiness Emily.
Can you believe we are half-way through 2017?
Are you feeling a little underwhelmed with your progress?
Or maybe you're feeling a little overwhelmed by life?
Have you forgotten about the grand plans you had for 2017 on January 1?
Or maybe you have gotten caught back up in that hamster wheel of daily pressures? Chasing your tail? Feeling disappointed?
You're not alone, but it doesn't have to be this way. For any of us.
Here is a little checklist to get you on track to start living better every day.
Take 2017 back.
Frances Abbott is one of those people you meet who is here to shake things up. In the last 12 months she she has left her 9-5 job and followed her passion.
Leaving the safety and security of work is hard for anyone, but for this 26 year old, it has been the beginning of the biggest adventure of her life.
Are you a yes person? Do you struggle to say no? Do you often wind up overcommitted & overwhelmed?
You're not alone. Nearly all of us fall victim to people pleasing and nearly all of us need a little help with setting boundaries.
Setting boundaries with yourself is showing you that what is most important to you is most important to you. Constantly enforcing these boundaries with yourself is what is required in order for you to create and live a life that you love. Enable your actions to demonstrate your priorities and stop sabotaging yourself by saying yes.
Nothing in your life will change without you, so stop thinking about making your life better and start actually making it better.
Meet Samantha Eades. Co-founder of Style-Smiths and Jonny's and director of Samantha Eades. Sami is an entrepreneur, designer and total game-changer and her message today will change the direction of your life.
Life for Sami changed dramatically at 30 after an 11 year marriage ended and she left the fundamentalist religion she had been raised in. At this point in her life she had the option to make this devastation her story or to write a new one. She chose the latter and the past decade has been a blur of success, disruption, risk and love.
She is one of the most successful women in Australia and one of the most sought after designers in the world.
Her message is to find the beauty in your life. Inside and out. And live with this passion. Take risks, make mistakes, grab hold of your life with both hands and run.
Inspiring, exciting and super educational, this is the episode you will listen to twice and share with your friends.
Thank you Sami for being so incredible.
What can we learn from Hamish Blake?
Is he just a super funny guy who has lucked out massively?
Or has he actually worked his butt off to create the opportunities we see?
Have a listen and find out.
Clue: There's a reason this is the first reposted episode ever...
Meet Elyse Murphy - incredible Mum, wife, Chinese medicine Practitioner, acupuncturist and all-round super woman.
I asked Elyse to be on this podcast because she is one of those people you meet who just lights up the world. She is warm, funny, nice, fun, compassionate, open, generous and seriously just glows. Her son is happy, healthy and just the cutest thing ever and her husband somehow balances running a successful gym with being a professional athlete. So I was desperate to know how she does it all?!
How does she manage career, family, health and being so damn great all of the time? So today's podcast is all about balance and love. It's about tuning in to your body and nurturing it. It's about listening to what you need and staying on track with your life's purpose. It's about treating people well and recognising the joy there is in everything that surrounds us
Elyse is amazing and could not be better suited to our Strong Women Create Strong Communities series. I hope that you love this episode and that you love her as much as I do.
You know that thing you've always wanted? Dreamed of? Wished for? Hoped for? Yeah you know what I'm talking about about...
Well you're the reason you don't have it. Y
ou're the reason why your wishes haven't come true.
And you're the reason why all of this can change right now.
Last week on the podcast Penny Locaso talked about her "100 No's Project". Basically she is done with waiting and she's decided to ask for what she wants from here-on-in.
The 100 No's Project sets you the mission to receive 100 "no's" - i.e.: if you put yourself out there enough you're bound to get a heaps of yes's too.
So that's what today is all about. What are you willing to put into your life? Are you ready to get out of your comfort zone and get on to a path of so much better? Or are you just going to keep sitting back and wishing?
Welcome to Part 1 of the Your Revolution Strong Women Create Strong Communities Series. We are incredibly humbled to be joined by B.Kindred founder Penny Locaso.
Penny is on a mission to teach 1 million women how to nail their happy in work and life by 2020.
Recently Penny delivered a keynote in her bathing suit in front of 100 professionals, to demonstrate the power of getting comfortable with discomfort in order to make happy change. The moment went viral, was accoladed by professionals globally and inspired the #nakedforchange movement encouraging individuals to practice vulnerability for meaningful change in business and life.
A massive action taker, change expert and all round game-changer, Penny's message is simple, get curious about your life. Find out what excites you and with action comes clarity.
Sit back and enjoy every second of this episode with a notebook and pen. You'll want to take notes from this one!
For the month of June we will be delivering 2 episodes of the Your Revolution Podcast a week to celebrate the awesome women we have all around us.
Tune in every Monday and Friday in June.
Every day I discuss costs with people. The cost of education, of training, of healthy food, of betterment, learning, growth health. Does the cost stop you from taking action?
What about the cost of inaction? Of illness? Of dissatisfaction? Of a life whittled away by missed opportunities?
We're here to live big lives. To be happy, have experiences and make an impact.
Stop sitting on the sidelines.
Stop making excuses.
Pay the price or pay the price.
Time. Money. Effort. Energy. Regret.
What is it really costing?
Meet Brady Walker. Dad, husband, trainer, coach, business owner. While he has a lot on his plate and balancing them all in itself is impressive! It isn't even about what he does but rather it's how he does it that makes him extraordinary.
Brady is one of those people you meet who has that "it". The "x" factor. That zest for life that just makes you feel good and want to be better.
Energetic, passionate, driven and so much fun, Brady cannot help but inspire and influence. And today's podcast you get to hear how he does. How he balances all of his responsibilities and priorities and how he still every, single day strives to be better.
The Your Revolution Podcast is about inspiring you to live a life that excites you. To approach the life you have with energy and passion, and to give you the courage to make changes if you are not. Brady Walker is the Your Revolution Podcast. He's changing the health, fitness and lives of so many people every day and he's doing it with care, intention and so much passion.
Thank you Brady, you've changed my life for sure.
What does it take to be one of the best in the world in one sport? Then what about two sports? Meet Matt Murphy. Previously one of the best triathletes in the world and now top 10 Obstacle Course Racer, Matt is a rare breed of superstar. Passion, drive and determination oozes out of him as he normalises a life of pushing his absolute limits.
Matt is the perfect person to feature on the Your Revolution Podcast as he has absolutely created an extraordinary life for himself. He won't settle and daily he chooses to better himself in every way. Driven by the desire to be the best Dad and husband he can be, as well as continually fight for everything he can, Matt shows us all what we are actually capable of.
Currently chasing top 3 in the world for OCR (Obstacle Course Racing), Matt is also a business owner. As the director of Bright Bootcamps, Matt runs a successful training business in the beautiful Alpine region of Bright in Victoria's north. Bright Bootcamps is currently expanding into a custom built facility that will host not only the daily training of his clients but also a range of specific camps for people looking to take their training and fitness to the next level.
Matt Murphy is one in a billion. We all have so much to learn from this incredible man and we are so excited to welcome him to the podcast.
So often we say we don't have time or we're too busy, but all we're really saying is that it is not enough of a priority for us.
Priority is the centre point of time, energy and effort allocation. And if by analysing your schedule you feel like the allocation is off, then this is your cue to create change.
Our brains try to keep us safe and to our brains change is unsafe. But what about a life whereby you live by someone else's priorities? Or worse still priorities set for you by society? How safe is that?
The only question you need to ask is what is important to you? And how is your schedule reflecting and supporting this?
If your health is a priority, make time for it. If the love of your life is a priority, make time for them, engage with them, show them love, through your energy and enthusiasm as well as your time. Work taking up too much of your time? How productive are you actually being? And what about those kids? Number 1 priority? Yet you're stuck at work and grouchy and tired all the time as a result, not to mention ashamed of your body and disappointed in yourself so of course you snap at them constantly. That's not priority. That's turning the joys of your life into chores because you lack pride in the place that you are in.
What kind of life are you allowing for yourself by sacrificing your priorities for what you think you "should" be doing?
Want this to change? Then take notes on this one.
Meet Hayden Quinn. At just 30 years of age, Hayden has shown us what passion and hard work can do. Years ago he starred on Masterchef, but since then he has created TV shows, written books, opened a gym and inspired millions of people through education, insight and excitement about how they can live their best life.
Hilarious, natural and so driven, Hayden is a total game-changer. I sat through the interview amazed at the passion of this Aussie-guy-next-door. I learnt so much from his attitude, his perseverance and his energy.
Hayden isn’t a success today because of Masterchef 8 years ago. Hayden is a success because he chooses to be every day. He works hard and sometimes he struggles, but none of it has been handed to him and it’s his attitude and work ethic that keeps seeing him climb.
What I want for this podcast is for you to realise that his story isn’t a fairytale of luck but it’s a story that shows us that we can do anything we want. We don’t need to wait for perfect conditions to start we just have to start. And once we start that’s when the magic really begins. The process of our life is our life and the longer you put everything on hold because the conditions aren’t perfect, the further away your life gets.
So with that being said I hope you enjoy todays episode with Hayden as much as I enjoyed recording it for you.
I guess you could say haters are gonna hate. But what can we do about it?
This week on the Your Revolution Podcast, Jane Erbacher talks about criticism. Where does it come from and what can we do when it's directed at us?
It's clear the majority of time that when criticism comes our way it's not even about us. It's a reflection of insecurity and it's usually within the context of our deeply ingrained tall poppy syndrome. But does that help when we feel under attack? And when we are, what can we do?
Have a listen to find out how you can stand up for yourself and how you can stop the movement of jealousy and hate.
This week on the Your Revolution Podcast, Jane Erbacher speaks with Eliza Paschke.
Eliza is a bright, bubbly, enthusiastic and fun 30 year old with what seems to be a carefree life. But Eliza's story is one that many of us can relate to. For years Eliza has battled with anxiety and depression and at her lowest could barely leave the house.
This conversation is open and honest and really tackles some of the most relevant issues affecting our society today.
We underestimate the courage it takes to talk truthfully about our lives and I am so grateful to Eliza for sharing her experience. We can all learn something from each others story and I hope so much that Eliza's story leaves an impact on you and inspires you to change the conversation around mental illness.
Lee is not an ordinary man. He is one of those people you meet who takes set backs as lessons and bounces back stronger than before. He is one of those people we can all learn from and we are so lucky to have him share his story with us.
From professional cricket to studying a double masters, to surviving Survivor and now running a successful business and raising two young boys, Lee has done it all. But it hasn't all been smooth sailing and his story is one that will change your perspective, your attitude and potentially your life.
This weeks Your Revolution podcast is all about overcoming set backs and creating your own strength, both inside and out. Don't miss this opportunity to tune in and create the change necessary to make your life even better.