Episode 146: Kaila Krayewski | The Content Castle: A Creative Home for Writers

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Hey Life Athletes, welcome to episode 146 of the Life Athletics podcast!

Today’s guest Life Athlete is Kaila Krayewski.

Kaila is the founder of The Content Castle, a haven that provides a conducive environment for talented writers who want to get their books, poems, and manuscripts done. It is a 6-bedroom house in Koh Samui, Thailand, purposely built to inspire creativity in writers.

"The Content Castle is, as I say, a creative haven for writers.”

On this episode, she talks about what The Content Castle is and who are given the amazing experience to live in the house. She reveals the Content Castle’s application process, the aid they provide for writers, and the camaraderie that is being built inside this wonderful home.

"I think Search Engine Optimization is not as important anymore as pure good writing.”

Kaila shares us some simple tips on how to become a good writer. Listen to this episode and get inspired to pick that pen up and start writing. She also shares her habit of action, her motivations, her failures, and how these pushed her to succeed.  

“How to become a good writer? First of all, READ.”

If you have a novel to compose, a book to write, a manuscript you are eager to finish, you are welcome to apply here.

 

If you want to know more about The Content Castle, visit:

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You may email Kaila at kaila@helloarchipelago.com

Episode 145: Allie Cameron | Sustainable Fashion With Hara The Label

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Hey Life Athletes, welcome to episode 145 of the Life Athletics podcast!

Today’s guest Life Athlete is Allie Cameron.

Allie is the founder of HARA The Label, a line of intimate apparel made out of bamboo fabric. It is a clothing label designed for the good of the people and for the earth collectively. Its mission is to help the planet and raise awareness about the issues within the fashion industry. She aims to use HARA as a platform for change and educate people how to achieve that change.

"What we wear actually impacts the environment we live in.”

On this episode, Allie reveals the secret behind the use of bamboo fabric in HARA. She shares her challenges, thought pattern and journey in bringing HARA to what it is now. She also shares how she was working with her brother, how she learned the clothing business, and how the process went.

"If I’m doing this for the right reasons and really putting my heart in it, then let’s do it.”

 This is a powerful conversation about sustainable and ethical fashion. Listen in and find out how she was able to succeed in this business for less than a year. Allie encourages life athletes to do what they are passionate about and everything will fall into place.

 “You don’t need to have certain background, you just need passion, motivation, and love; and basically anything is possible.”

Be a part of the change.

 

Learn more about HARA on:

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Episode 144: Dai Manuel | Mind and Body Fitness

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Hey Life Athletes, welcome to episode 144 of the Life Athletics podcast!

Today’s guest Life Athlete is Dai Manuel.

Dai comes with several titles – a Certified Fitness Professional, a Life Enhancer, an Entrepreneur, a Keynote Speaker, a Cross Fit Athlete; but ultimately, a Father. He wrote the book “Whole Life Fitness Manifesto” which teaches equipment-free workouts for a whole-life fitness that blends mindfulness and personal development.

"Often, I just ask people ‘when was the last time you felt really good?’.”

This episode talks about health, fitness, and well-being. Suffering from obesity as a teenager, he educated himself with these aspects and turned from FAT to FIT. If you want to learn how he did it, listen to this conversation.

"And that’s my game. It’s enhancing the lives of others.”

 Dai also talks about his habit of action, his failures, and his inspirations. This is an inspiring episode for all the life athletes who want to feel good about themselves.

 “Find that passion that pulls and drives you and literally just motivates you to level up.”

 

Learn more about Dai:

www.daimanuel.com

You may reach Dai on his socials:

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Episode 143: Tom Hickman | Creating An Impact Through Ultra Marathon

Hey Life Athletes, welcome to episode 143 of the Life Athletics podcast!

Today’s guest Life Athlete is Tom Hickman.

Tom, together with his friend, is running Bali’s first coast-to-coast ultra marathon overnight on August 19th/20th. Their goal is to raise $10,000 in order to put 7 kids through primary school with Classroom of Hope. His mission is to help the unfortunate ones change their lives.    

"This is definitely a new version of myself in terms of my running.”

On this episode, Tom talks about creating an impact on society, changing lifestyle and becoming a better version of himself. After being heartbroken, he chose to run to relieve the pain instead of going to the bar and drink like most men do. This became the start of his life-changing journey and commitment.

"There are moments of satisfaction and fulfillment but the deeper fulfillment is being in the path.”

 Join the run and help create an impact. See how a few dollars can help change someone else’s lives.

 “I’ve always been prepared to try things.”

 

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You may reach Tom on:

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Learn more about The Bali Coast-to-Coast Ultra:

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Episode 142: Daniel Packard | A Committed Love Athlete

Hey Life Athletes, welcome to episode 142 of the Life Athletics podcast!

Today’s guest Life Athlete is Daniel Packard.

Daniel is the man behind Love Athlete Academy whose mission is to help people who feel that they are not enough to be loved. He offers online training, coaching, retreat, free master class and a free book that will surely make you realize your worth. He believes that like training the physical body, Love Athletes can also train their consciousness for leveling up in Love.

"I wake up every morning trying to fall in love with myself more and more every day and show other people how to fall in love with themselves every day.”

On this episode, he talks about vulnerability, self-worth, inner software and lots of inspiring lessons on love and what it takes to be loved. Daniel shows people that what they are now is enough and that they don’t need to change anything or be better at something just to be loved.

"You don’t need to be any different to be loved.”

If you think that you are not good looking enough, not funny enough, not successful enough, THINK again! Listen to this episode and it will surely change how you feel about yourself.

 “When we tell ourselves we’re not enough to be loved and there’s something wrong with us, we basically tell God he made a mistake.”

 

You may reach Daniel on:

Love Athlete Academy

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You may also grab a copy of his book for free:

Love’s One Lesson: The One Thing That Can Change Everything

Episode 141: Christian Nilsson | Experience Self-Transformation Through Yoga

Hey Life Athletes, welcome to episode 141 of the Life Athletics podcast!

Today’s guest Life Athlete is Christian Nilsson.

Chris is a certified yoga instructor who found self-love after years of hating what he sees in the mirror. Yoga has transformed his life and has turned him into this amazing person he is now. He started yoga at the age of 31; but despite starting late, he became one of the best – proving that it is never too late to do anything.

"I can stand in front of the mirror now and say that I love myself the way I look and the way that I feel.”

On this episode, Chris shares his yoga experience and how it changed his life. He was introduced to yoga by his girlfriend and little did he know that this was the start of a journey of happiness and satisfaction.

"My life changed a lot thanks to yoga.”

He believes that teaching is all about allowance and that people should allow themselves to discover whatever it is that they want to do – on or off the mat.

 “Just know that everything is possible.”

Join us in this conversation and be inspired to pursue that one thing you want to do in your life.

 

You can reach Chris on:

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Episode 140: Rob Chrisman | The Man Behind The Music

Hey Life Athletes, welcome to episode 140 of the Life Athletics podcast!

Today’s guest Life Athlete is Rob Chrisman.

Rob is someone who has been a part of this podcast for a long time. He is the man behind the music of the Life Athletics podcast and has been very supportive when this endeavor started out. He is a musician, a guitar player, a rapper and a producer. He creates his own music by putting his emotions, feelings, success and failures into it all – and he is here to share his music with us.

"Let’s dive in and learn this stuff.”

He talks about the new album called The Shadows of our Laughter which is a concept album about time traveling. He believes that we are what we are today because of what we are in the past, good or bad; and that it is never too late to learn something. At the end of the interview, he will play the song live for us.

"I have to do it for me and not trying to impress other people.”

Rob has a very lively personality. He is able to share so many things in this episode including his inspirations in getting into music, his new project, his rapping, his motivations and his failures as a person.

 “If you want to do something 10 years ago, do it today. Do it right now!”

This episode features the new theme music for the Life Athletics podcast composed by our very own Rob Chrisman.

 

Listen to Rob’s music:

https://robscenity.bandcamp.com/

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Episode 139: Trent Simmons | Learning Ultimate Life Lessons Through Ultimate Frisbee

Hey Life Athletes, welcome to episode 139 of the Life Athletics podcast!

Today’s guest Life Athlete is Trent Simmons.

Trent is an Ultimate Frisbee player for 20 years playing an average of 25 tournaments a year until he decided to run tournaments himself. He launched Selfless Tournament which became a success. His life has been dedicated to the sport which helped him establish his principles in life.

"The real point of sport is to challenge your self.”

He also launched an international youth development NGO, 10 Million Discs, which aims to give 10 million discs to kids from around the globe and teach them life skills, mutual respect, self-accountability and conflict resolution.

"Your enemy is not your opponent.”

He believes that being your own referee tests what is more valuable to you – winning the game or keeping your integrity.

 “If at first you don’t succeed, go bigger.”

On this episode, Trent talks about the life lessons brought by the sport, external validation versus internal validation and what it truly means to win.  

 

Learn more about Trent and what he does:

10 Million Discs

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You may send him an email:

10milliondiscs@gmail.com

 

Episode 138: Ana Wood | Looking From The Heart With Try Love On

Hey Life Athletes, welcome to episode 138 of the Life Athletics podcast!

Today’s guest Life Athlete is Ana Wood.

Ana is a coach and is currently launching a platform for spiritual awakening called “Try Love On” for people who wants to live from a deeper essence and look from the heart. She is a very optimistic person who believes that love is a never-ending journey of exploration.

"My game is to expand in the experience of love.”

For Ana, love is something that is greater than any word can define. The beauty that lies within love is through experiencing and embracing its mystery.

"It’s not what we do but where we do it from.”

On this episode, she talks about the essence and the truth of living. She brings us to a deeper level of our emotions where we get to appreciate life more.

“I feel that love is transcendent because it can’t be explained; it can’t be defined.”

Listen to this episode and fall in love with life.

 

You can find Ana on:

Try Love On

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Episode 137: Robin Hallsten | Exploring Life's Limits

Hey Life Athletes, welcome to episode 137 of the Life Athletics podcast!

Today’s guest Life Athlete is Robin Hallsten.

Robin is also a podcast host like me. He is a one-of-a-kind traveler who steps out of his comfort zone and pushes his limits. He explores all the possibilities in life and let it lead his way. He also wants to experience the true essence of living free. And when I say free, I mean literally FREE. He, together with a friend of his, is trying to start a project called, Free Loading Trip, where they show people how to survive by just asking for food and accommodation from people. They plan to document a 30-day trip in Sweden without using their personal money.

"We don’t know how we’re gonna get through but I just know we’re gonna make it.”

On this episode, Robin talks about how he ended up with the life he has today. By leaving home, selling his apartment, quitting his job, he went on a journey of uncertainty that a lot of people fear about.

"What is our purpose?”

Robin believes that we should let life take us not to where we want to go but to where we need to go – and he wants to leave this advice to all the life athletes out there wanting to level up in their games in life.

“For happiness to exist, there has to be sadness. For pleasure to be around, there has to be pain.”

 

You may reach Robin through:

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Episode 136: Dr. Brett Hill | The Key To Health And Wellness

Hey Life Athletes, welcome to episode 136 of the Life Athletics podcast!

Today’s guest Life Athlete is Dr. Brett Hill.

Brett is the co-founder of Australia’s leading health podcast, The Wellness Couch. He is a co-host of The Wellness Guys and That Paleo Show, the number one health podcast in Australia. I am truly honored to be able to appear on one of their shows, recently - Episode 303 of The Wellness Guys.  He has authored several books and is on the course of writing a new book called Rock Bottom where he recounts the challenges in his life.

"I’m someone who is really passionate about health and wellness."

On this episode, Brett talks about emotions and how to deal with them. He encourages people to be more empathetic to their selves. As a man, we are often oppressed by the notion that men aren’t supposed to be emotional. But he believes that opening yourself up makes you no less of a man.

"The reality is that when you love yourself, then you have so much more love to give everyone else around you.”

Brett plays three games in life: One, being a full-out dad. Two, having fun as much as he could. And three, creating an impact to society.

“Just be kinder to yourself.”

 

Learn more about Brett:

drbretthill.com

thewellnesscouch.com

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Episode 135: Preston Smiles | All In The Name Of Love

Hey Life Athletes, welcome to episode 135 of the Life Athletics podcast!

Today’s guest Life Athlete is Preston Smiles.

Preston is a Personal Freedom Coach, who helps people conquer their fears in order to live the life they dream. He is a social media influencer, a speaker and a published author who vows never to stop reminding people of the one truth – LOVE is who and what we are.

"I am a messenger of LOVE sent here to remind us all of our truth that love is all there is, was, and ever will be."

He believes that amplifying love amplifies life as well. It is all in his book titled: Love Louder. He has an extremely bright personality that will make you want to know him more.

"For me, it’s about creating my own – declaring, defining and designing a life that feels good for me.”

On this episode, you will discover a man who is willing to give his all in the name of LOVE.   

“It’s not the happy people that are grateful; it’s the grateful people that are happy.”

 

You may find him at:

prestonsmiles.com

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Episode 134: Cait Scudder | Bring Out Your Radiance

Hey Life Athletes, welcome to episode 134 of the Life Athletics podcast!

Today’s guest Life Athlete is Cait Scudder.

Cait is a Radiant Living Coach whose mission is to help people become the best version of themselves. She helps them find their inner desire to get to where they want to be in life. She believes that change starts from within.   

"There’s something deeper in me calling."

For Cait, finding her radiance was like a vine-swinging journey. From being a basketball player to a Spanish teacher, she strived to find the best version of herself.  Finally, she found her destiny by bringing out the radiance within people.

"I think I’m playing the game of continual transformation."

On this episode, Cait shares her perspective on inner radiance and how she was able to lead a glowing life. If you are stuck in life, not knowing where to go, she is the perfect person to get in touch with.

Cait believes that it is important to live our own light and not focus on the light of others. Our happiness, our health, our vitality is ours, and ours alone.

 

If you want to find your radiance, reach out to Cait:

www.caitscudder.com

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Episode 133: Nik Wood with The Wellness Guys | Life Is A Game

Hey Life Athletes, welcome to episode 133 of the Life Athletics podcast!

Today’s guest Life Athlete is ME.

This episode is a rebroadcast of an episode from The Wellness Guys podcast where I was given the opportunity to share my views and philosophies in life. This podcast is based in Australia and is hosted by these amazing people – Laurence Tham, Brett Hill and Damian Kristof. It was an exciting experience to be on the other side of the show.

"The essence of the Life Athletics is everyone is playing a game in life. And the clear you are in what your game is, the more satisfied you’ll be."

On this episode, I discussed about how people become life athletes and how they win at the games they’re playing. For those who haven’t yet realized what their game is, this is the perfect time to learn about the games in life and how to win them.

"I believe that everyone is always playing a game and that everyone is always winning the game they’re playing."

Winning in life is not about being the best in what you do. It is about finding satisfaction and happiness in whatever game you decide to play in life. If you are still unsure at the game you’re playing, don’t miss this episode!

“Know your whys; know what you’re up to; then figure out how to get there.”

Know your game and win! Level up!

 

For the original show, you may visit:

The Wellness Guys

 

Episode 132: Amanda Riker | Go Healthy With Pure Jars

Hey Life Athletes, welcome to episode 132 of the Life Athletics podcast!

Today’s guest Life Athlete is Amanda Riker.

Amanda is a yoga teacher in St. Pete, Florida. She is a part of Body Electric Yoga Company, a very successful studio in St. Pete. She discovered her passion in teaching yoga when she became a replacement in a yoga class in South Korea.

"At the end of the day, I just want to provide something that is making someone happier and healthier."

She just started her business called PURE JARS – a whole food meal inside mason jars. These delicious and healthy meals come in 6 varieties – perfect for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It has the complete nutritional package for the health conscious individuals who don’t have the time to cook.

"I think making time for the things you love is necessary in life."

With Amanda’s busy schedule, she found out that doing what you love is what fills a tiring day with joy.

“Don’t be afraid to ask for help.”

She believes that there are so many people who are willing to offer a helping hand – all it takes is to ask.  

“Don’t think twice. Try not to let fear overcome. Just jump in – Just go.”

 

Order your PURE JARS at:

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Episode 131: Alexandra Ernst | One Step Towards Building Your Business

Hey Life Athletes, welcome to episode 131 of the Life Athletics podcast!

Today’s guest Life Athlete is Alexandra Ernst.

Alexandra is the founder of Bali Bracelet – a product made out of brass and surfboard resin. She started this business about 4 years ago and has gone a long way since then. She is a full-time entrepreneur and a traveler. She has traveled in 14 countries in the past 3 years and doesn’t stay in one place for more than 2-3 months. According to her, everything in her life is happening the way it should be.

"When you have a business, you should always be evolving."

In the past 3 years, Alexandra has tried multiple designs for her bracelet business. Before using brass and surfboard resin, she used recycled surfboard foam. She believes that building your business along the way is wiser that trying to come up with everything during starting out.  

"If you have an idea about something, it is important to just do it, go for it and do what you believed in."

She encourages people to just launch their ideas because if you let those ideas sit for too long, it might become too late. It is never easy to start a business, but she convinces people to trust in their selves.

“We are ultimately our own divine creators of whatever it is that we want”

Alexandra is launching a 3-month program of coaching for people who wants to start their business, which will start on June 1st this year. This endeavor will be for business aspirants who are on their start-up and idea phase. She wants people to pursue the life they wanted and never to hold back.

You may reach Alexandra through:

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Episode 130: David Block | Creating Powerful Music through Human Experience

Hey Life Athletes, welcome to episode 130 of the Life Athletics podcast!

Today’s guest Life Athlete is David Block.

David is the man behind Human Experience Creations – his principal music project. He is a composer, a multi-instrumentalist and a producer who has worked in the business for 10 years and has collaborated with different artists around the world. He believes that creation is what he does best.

"The real art comes through you. It doesn’t belong to you."

David travels around the world and connects with groups everywhere which inspires him in his work. He shows through his music that creativity is our greatest human resource. For him, people should come together as a global community and uplift each other, share new ideas and build something together.

"Just sit down and start working on something."

After being broken about a failed endeavor recently, David learns that sufferings happen and it helps you do better in the future. It’s okay to be bad at first because it is part of the process in succeeding.  

“The three keys to success are patience, passion and persistence.”

David believes that if you wait long enough and you try hard enough, you will become successful.

Get David’s music gift from his website: humanexperiencecreations.com

Also visit: twospiritphotography.com

Episode 129: Alex Malone | On a World Work Trip

Hey Life Athletes, welcome to episode 129 of the Life Athletics podcast!

Today’s guest Life Athlete is Alex Malone.

Alex is a digital strategist who left everything back in the Netherlands (including all the furniture in her apartment) and went on a world work trip. She is the girl who fell in love with the freedom that only traveling can give. 

"Yes, it is pretty scary in the beginning."

The first adventure she took was when she traveled alone around South America for 6 months. Being a true-blue digital nomad, she went on adventures and took in the diverse cultures of every country she visited by working and living in these countries for a while.

"I win my game by being very open to everything that comes along."

Alex is very open to everything. She discourages overthinking and just taking the risk. They may be messy at first, but soon enough, you will be able to discover your true self because of these risks.

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Episode 128: John Williams | Break Free and Do What You Love

Hey Life Athletes, welcome to episode 128 of the Life Athletics podcast!

Today’s guest Life Athlete is John Williams.

John Williams is the founder of The Ideas Lab, a site that runs transformational programs, leading people to find good businesses and making ideas happen. John is also the author of the bestselling book Screw Work, Let's Play.

"We don't have to do something we don't enjoy."

On this episode, John talks about how he started out as a software developer and eventually became a chief technology officer at a European startup incubator. He runs the Ideas Lab programs and is keeping himself busy with helping others do what they love.

 "It's not enough to sit around and muse through life."

John is a firm believer in working toward your dreams, even when the situations don't permit it. There will always be roadblocks; but it's supposed to be that way. It's our obsession with happiness that is a problem, John stresses.

"Oftentimes, we forget the narrative of life."

Learn more about John:

theideaslab.org
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Get your £200 discount from The Ideas Lab's programs! Reach out to hello@theideaslab.org and tell them Life Athletics sent you!

Episode 127: Conan Stevens | A Big Man with Bigger Goals

Hey Life Athletes, welcome to episode 127 of the Life Athletics podcast!

Today’s guest Life Athlete is Conan Stevens.

It's not every day (it's actually pretty rare) for me to be "smaller" than others. Today's guest is a 7 feet tall and 300 pounds! 

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Conan is an Australian actor who has played the roles of Gregor Clegane (aka The Mountain) on The Game of Thrones, as well as the orc chieftain Bolg on the movie version of The Hobbit. He has also appeared on Spartacus: Vengeance as Sedullos.

On today's episode, Conan shares his journey toward becoming a Hollywood actor. Previously, he has gone through so many jobs and was contemplating on which career he would really like to stick with. He worked in security prior to becoming an actor, but he really didn't like being exposed to too much violence. So he worked hard and persevered.

"It takes a lot of dedication."

For Conan, it wasn't all success and fame. He also went through times of frustration, of doubting himself, of not being sure where he is headed. But the thing with Conan is that is focused, he has a clear idea of what his goals are, and he is willing to work hard for his dreams. His motivation is admirable - 20 years of working out and lifestyle modifications to achieve the physique he has today is amazing!

"Don't let anybody put you down from achieving your goals - no matter what they are."

Learn more about Conan on his website: conanstevens.com