Episode 163: Winston B. Clements | Resilience and Lessons on Self-Acceptance

Hey Life Athletes, welcome to episode 163 of the Life Athletics podcast!

Today’s guest Life Athlete is Winston B. Clements.

"You can learn from everybody."

Winston Ben Clements was born with a condition known as Brittle Bones disease, medical term Ostegenesis Imperfecta. An obvious characteristic is his small stature and his use of a wheelchair, which does not tell the story of the frequent and painful bone fractures that disrupted much of his childhood.

"My most important routine is my morning routine - because this puts me at the correct happiness and energy level."

Nonetheless, Winston graduated with BSc Honours in Computer Science and has built up a successful Technology career, working primarily within Management Consulting and the Financial Services. In addition to this, Winston is the Founder of an online platform known as “Positive Spin UK” with a mission of “Creating a world where nobody feels limited in what they can achieve.”

On this episode, Winston talks about how he stays resilient and very inspired to push forward, even when he is being viewed differently by everyone around him. In addition, he talks about his habits and goals - all of which makes him a great life athlete!

Connect with Winston:

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Episode 162: Nik Wood | Interview with the Energy Matters Podcast

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Life Athletes, hello and welcome to another episode of the Life Athletics podcast!

For this episode we have something a little different for you. For those of you new to the show I’m Nik Wood,  Host of the Life Athletics Podcast. Typically I interview Amazing people from around the world who Are clear on what  their game is in life and are winning.

“Be an athlete to inspire other souls”

This time, I’m not the interviewer but rather the interviewee.  I was recently interviewed for the “Energy Matters” Podcast and it was a pleasure to talk to hosts David and Cody about what I’m up to and I thought it was a great chance to share that with you now. I apprise them the reason of “Life Athletics”, I talk to people who in my estimation are winning the game.

 

“Mold a character to people's minds”

 

Whatever we’re up to in life we can benefit by listening to someone who’s really doing what they want and what they love - and that's exactly where I am at this point.

Learn more about how I handle my day-to-day life as a life coach - what I do to manage my time, how I overcome stress, and the reason behind my coaching.

Today we discuss choosing the game you’re playing. As usual, I find it fascinating that we can find ourselves playing in guilt, love, compassion, or the growth.

Enjoy!


 

Episode 161: Dean Powell | Winning Against Addiction

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Hey Life Athletes, welcome to episode 161 of the Life Athletics podcast!

Today’s guest Life Athlete is Dean Powell.

Dean is a Addiction Recovery Mentor, Quantum Shift Facilitator, Beta Release Practitioner, Counselor, Educator, Relationship Coach and Author of ‘Shoot Up’ – an autobiographical story from rock bottom to enlightenment.

"You can be addicted to something without even realizing it."

Dean is an experienced and sought after relationship Coach, author, educator and counselor with over twenty years’ practical experience working with individuals, couples, and groups.

Growing up, Dean was regularly exposed to, and on the receiving end of, violence and abuse. He left home as a teenager, and over time, became severely drug addicted. This later lead to alcoholism.

Dean’s addictions placed him in countless dangerous situations, made him incapable of sustaining intimate relationships, and left him suffering undiagnosed depression for many years. Dean has seen aspects of life and been spared from the kinds of harm that many of us only hear and fear about.

On this episode, Dean opens up about his own addiction, how he overcame it, and how he has made it his life advocacy to help others win against addiction.

Connect with Dean:

www.lifetorque.com.au

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Episode 160: School of Calisthenics | Don't Fear Failure

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Hey Life Athletes, welcome to episode 160 of the Life Athletics podcast!

Today’s guest Life Athletes are Tim Stevenson and David Jackson of the School of Calisthenics.

Both Tim and David have extensive experience in elite performance strength and conditioning as athletes and coaches. Together, they have come up with a learning platform that utilizes the science of sport, strength and conditioning, physical adaptation and how to practically and systematically apply all of those within the realm of calisthenics.

 "We have to accept that failure is not a dirty word."

On this episode, Tim and David tackle the hardest part of training and working toward your goal: the fear of failure. They emphasized on how fear was given a negative connotation and that this shouldn't be the case. For young people who are starting to pave their way toward athletic success, this mindset can be quite deterrent. In the School of Calisthenics, they teach students to embrace failure and think of it part of learning.

"Failure is when we're learning."

The School of Calisthenics is looking forward to joining the International Handstand Day this June 23rd, and they'd love for you to participate too!

"We gotta do something different if we want a different outcome."

Connect with the School of Calisthenics today:

www.schoolofcalisthenics.com

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Episode 159: Paula Pant | How to Become Financially Free and Be Able to Afford Anything

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Hey Life Athletes, welcome to episode 159 of the Life Athletics podcast!

Today’s guest Life Athlete is Paula Pant.

Paula was just like every one of us - she went to school, studied hard, graduated, and got a job. As a newspaper journalist, she was only given 2 weeks a year off. This was something she didn't enjoy.

So for some time, she did freelance work during the nights and weekends so that she could save up. Eventually, when she felt like she had saved enough, she packed her bags, quit her job, and traveled the world.

In her Paula's words, the summary of her life would be: she got a job, she hated said job, she quit and traveled the world, the came back to discover financial freedom.

A lot of us take finances for granted - and we really are living in excess, says Paula. 

On this episode, you will learn about how she and her partner bought a home that generates income for them instead of being a liability! 

Get ready to be inspired and to begin on your journey to financial freedom.
 

Connect with Paula:

www.affordanything.com

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Episode 158: Stef Sifandos | Relating with Each Other with Authentic Love

Hey Life Athletes, welcome to episode 157 of the Life Athletics podcast!

Today’s guest Life Athlete is Stef Sifandos.

Stef is a Relational Alchemist, Community Builder and Change Maker who facilitates transformational growth through neuro-empowerment practises, mindfullness, an integration of Eastern wisdom, diverse spirtual praxis and western psychology to improve, evolve end enhance the quality of your relationships.

"What are we passionate about? What passion projects do we daydream about constantly?"

He helps guide, facilitate, teach and provide a deepened perspective on life. Stef believes that it is "through our ability to observe ourselves in wholeness that we liberate ourselves from chronic and perpetual fear, pain and confusion. We then discover the courage to step into our truth and embrace life for what it can truly provide us with."

"You can't always flow. You become polarized by nature."

He believes that everyone can understand themselves better by connecting with their inner selves, as well as the people surrounding them - what relationships they're engaging in and where energy flows.

Figuring out what you don't want will help you identify what you DO want.

"Figuring out what you don't want will help you identify what you DO want."

Episode 157: Justin Stearman | Perception Is Projection

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Hey Life Athletes, welcome to episode 157 of the Life Athletics podcast!

Today’s guest Life Athlete is Justin Stearman.

Justin is the owner of Yoga Guide Magazine and Yoga Guide Media, a conscious lifestyle media company. He is a living proof that you can transform your life if you really put your mind to it.

Ten years ago, Justin was all about the nightlife, as his job revolved around promoting parties and alcohol. Over time, he realized how much he wanted to change his lifestyle. He started his transformation journey by taking a year off and doing a lot of meditating.  Then he started doing yoga.

Yoga, to him, was invigorating. He hasn't looked back since.

"People are willing to meet you where you're at."

With yoga and his new lifestyle, he started building communities and made friends that were interested in the same things, who were passionate about living life fully. That's how he came up with Yoga Guide Magazine. He wanted to create a platform that  would bring people together, people who were interested in yoga and wellness.

"Perception is projection. Whatever you project, people are going to perceive."
 

Justin's motivation is amazing, and his transformation and evolving consciousness is inspiring. Listen in to learn more about Justin Stearman!

Connect with Justin:

www.yogaguidemag.com

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Episode 156: Data Garden | Connect with Nature through Plant-Generated Music

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Hey Life Athletes, welcome to episode 156 of the Life Athletics podcast!

Today’s guest Life Athlete are Jon and Joe of Data Garden.

Data Garden builds community and connection to nature through experiences that extend human perception through sound. 

In 2011, Joe Patitucci along with Alex Tyson founded a zero-waste record label called Data Garden. Instead of CDs, vinyl records, and tapes, the label released digital albums via download codes on handmade printed artwork embedded with seeds that could be planted and grown into flowers.

"When something happens inside your body that creates a palpable shift in the environment, you'll hear something from the plant."

The fact that there seemed to be a connection between people who work closely with plants and subtle forms of energy greatly interested Joe. From that point on, he needed to learn how to connect to these energies without technology and continue to make this experience available to more people so that they could experience this connection.

This ultimately led to success, and they continued Data Garden's work in festivals and museums across North America.

Jon Shapiro then joined Data Garden and did not waste any time in exploring ways of presenting plant music in new spaces and formats. He explored the relationship between fluctuations in plant music with feelings in his body while practicing yoga. He began bringing musical plants to yoga classes and holistic healing spaces to explore how the relationship between plant music and energetic shifts in traditional healing.

On this episode, Jon and Joe take you on their story - how they came up with Data Garden and what they're looking forward to in the future.

Learn more about Data Garden:

www.datagarden.org

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Episode 155: Emily Gallagher | Opening Up with the Conscious Boss

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Hey Life Athletes, welcome to episode 155 of the Life Athletics podcast!

Today’s guest Life Athlete is Emily Gallagher.

Emily Gallagher is a connector, coach, speaker, experience creator & obsessive collaborator. She is the creator of Conscious Boss Clique, a growing network of 1200 wellness entrepreneurs who come together in person and online to learn from business leaders and to connect as a community.

"Surround yourself with epic people."

Emily has worked with hundreds of entrepreneurs privately, through her group coaching programmes and events and is passionate about creating a conscious community of collaboration, connection & empowerment.    

"Be generous. Give more."

She has helped hundreds of women to reconnect their fire, their belief, and build the confidence to launch and scale their businesses from $0 to five-figure-dollar months.

"Be generous. Give more."

Connect with Emily

www.emgallagher.com 

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Instagram: @consciousboss

 

Episode 154: Rick Cowley | Break Free with VisionQuest

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Hey Life Athletes, welcome to episode 154 of the Life Athletics podcast!

Today’s guest Life Athlete is Rick Cowley.

Rick is the founder of VisionQuest Bali, a retreat which "attracts awesome people who are reaching for bold things in their lives, are willing to be real, and are down for adventure."

"What makes you feel alive?"

He survived leukemia at the age of 21, and because of that, he started looking at life differently. Rick started to surrender to his life's passions - and he wants the same for everyone too. VisionQuest was originally designed for cancer survivors, to help them appreciate the value of life. Today, Rick runs VisionQuest and caters to the general population.

"Something happens when you write things down. It's a bridge from just an idea to the physical world."

Rick believes in writing goals down. He believes that bringing these ideas into the physical world helps in its materialization and keeps us grounded.

On this episode, Rick talks about how you too can break free and reconnect with your life's true passions, with your soul's authentic mission, and to surrender completely for more clarity.

"Be willing to let people say what they want to say, let people hear it, let people react to it."

Connect with Rick:

www.visionquestwithrick.com

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Episode 153: Gina Swire | Embracing the Beauty of Self-Love

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Hey Life Athletes, welcome to episode 153 of the Life Athletics podcast!

Today’s guest Life Athlete is Gina Swire.

Gina is a self love expert and coach. She teaches women how to fall back in love with themselves through her programs, one to one coaching and retreats.

"What is it that I need today?"

Having spent many years feeling like something was missing in her own life and then figuring out exactly what that something was, she now teaches exactly how she shifted her own life to thousands of women around the world. Gina lives in Bali and travels around for various retreats and speaking engagements. 

"Find your version of self-love."

Gina is currently in England but spends most of her days in Bali and travels around for various retreats and speaking engagements. 

On this episode, she shares her experience being a plus-size model who wasn't "plus" enough. During this time in her life, there always seemed to be something lacking. Find out how Gina pushed through and broke through this challenging time.

Find out more about Gina:

www.ginaswire.com

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Episode 152: Candace van Dell | Aligning with Your Higher Self

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Hey Life Athletes, welcome to episode 152 of the Life Athletics podcast!

Today’s guest Life Athlete is Candace van Dell.

Candace is a Spiritual Coach offering her soul-centered approach to healing.  Candace believes that many of the negative symptoms we experience whether it be sabotage, illness, addiction, depression, anxiety are signs that we are OUT OF ALIGNMENT with our True Self, we have forgotten who we truly are.  We have been conditioned to align with external authorities, opinions, societal ideals, out of date learning styles and perfectionistic standards.

"We are whole souls coming into this world, and we are perfect for our purpose. But our purpose might not be totally aligned with society's idea of what life should be."

Her philosophy is that we don’t need to be fixed we just need to be healed.  Candace’s work proves time and time again that the holes are our call to wholeness.  The “symptoms” in our lives and unwanted patterns are nothing more then a guide to show us where there is a lack of alignment in our beliefs and where that belief has been continued.

"A lot of times the emotion is too big that we think the emotion is us."

On this episode, Candace talks about her own failures and how she overcame them by focusing on how she can turn her past into a healing process, instead of allowing it define her as a victim.

 Follow Candace and her work on:

candacevandell.com

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Episode 151: Sarri Gilman | Listen To Your YES and NO

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Hey Life Athletes, welcome to episode 151 of the Life Athletics podcast!

Today’s guest Life Athlete is Sarri Gilman.

Sarri is a psychotherapist, a TEDx speaker, and an author who is on a mission to help people connect and listen to their boundaries. She wrote the book “Transform Your Boundaries” which gives on-hand experiences that will get you involved in developing your own boundary skills in your everyday life. She has been a therapist for over 3 decades and is now on a journey to educate people on the essence of boundaries.

"Boundaries really are just ‘What’s your YES’ and ‘What’s your NO’.”

This is a very powerful conversation about the YES and the NO inside of us. I, personally, experience how important it is to have the freedom to say NO. Sarri explains why it is significant to bring those boundaries up and connect with them. She also explains how our problems and struggles are relative to how we deal with our boundaries.

“Your boundaries have one job and that job is to take care of you.”

We are always locked up in the idea that saying YES is the right and polite thing to do. Listen to this episode and learn what boundaries are and what they truly mean.

"Keep reaching up for the things that make you feel better.”

 

To learn more about Sarri, her book, and her program, visit:

Sarrigilman.com

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Episode 150: Nik Wood | Road To 50 Episodes

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Hey Life Athletes, welcome to episode 150 of the Life Athletics podcast!

This is a special episode where I share with you my journey for the past 50 episodes - my experiences and realizations. I’ve been caught up with so many things in my life that I sometimes forget the true meaning of happiness and satisfaction. But, with the recent events, I have turned into someone I always want to be. As Life Athletes looking to level up, having goals and achieving them is a big win!

“I liked who I was, but I wanted more of myself.”

On this episode, I talk about the recent events in my life that have made a great impact on me, to my relationship, and to my career. Recently, I just started rebuilding a relationship with my father who has been estranged from me for several years. This reunion has thrown away all the negative emotions I have for him and now, I am completely free to live a life of YES.

“I have the perfect dad.”

Listen to this episode and find out what Life Athletics has taught me and why I always encourage people to win in all the games that they’re playing at. I always thank everyone for the support and for joining me on this journey.

“To understand your yes, you have to know who you are, who you want to be, and what your game is.”

 

Episode 149: Jason Cooper | A Boy’s Thoughts: Achieving A Childhood Dream

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Hey Life Athletes, welcome to episode 149 of the Life Athletics podcast!

Today’s guest Life Athlete is Jason Cooper.

Jason, a.k.a Loops Ocean, is a musician who started rapping at the age of 13. He is a very cheerful person with a very bright personality. As a child, he was always drawn to music and sound. Since then, creating sounds that will bring joy to people has become his dream. Now, he just released his very first rap album, “A Boy’s Thoughts”, with the sole purpose of people listening to it and hopefully light up their day.

"I had a sound in my head and I want to get that out there.”

On this episode, Jason reveals his secret behind his fun and lively attitude. He explains the theory of playfulness and why he brings humor in every situation. He shares some inspiring life hacks that could bring joy in every waking day.

“I’m not expecting to get a GRAMMY from it; I just want to MAKE it.”

Jason also shares his journey in achieving his childhood dream. He brings us behind the scenes on how his first album materialized. This is a fun episode that you will surely enjoy.

"You’re the only one that is negatively or positively affected by your reactions.”

 

Listen and Subscribe to Jason's music as LOOPS OCEAN on:

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Send him an email through loopsocean@gmail.com

Episode 148: Rolf Gibbs | Get Up - Get Going

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Hey Life Athletes, welcome to episode 148 of the Life Athletics podcast!

Today’s guest Life Athlete is Rolf Gibbs.

Rolf is the founder of UBUD RAW Chocolate Factory, a chocolate business based in Bali. UBUD RAW is a revolutionary concept in chocolate which is made from just two healthy plants: Cacao and Coconut. UBUD RAW chocolate tastes smoother and creamier than milk chocolate but also has a potent cacao flavor like a dark chocolate. Being branded “the best tasting chocolate” by thousands of people, he found inspiration and encouragement in running this chocolate company. The compliments and the health purpose of these chocolates serve as his motivation to continue despite negative feelings crawling up his sleeves.

"When we don’t cook things, there’s a lot more nutrition in it.”

This episode talks about life, passion, and motivation for running a business or continuing a career. You will definitely learn so much from this conversation that will guide you in your daily work and endeavor.

“The definition of one successful business is one still going.”

Join us in this fun and interesting episode that talks about chocolate, dance, game of life, intense experiences, challenges, and so much relatable stuff that will teach us new lessons and give us the inspiration to wake up each day and continue what we started.

"What I and other raw chocolate companies are doing is shifting the paradigm from chocolate being a candy to chocolate being something that is powerfully good for you.”

To learn more about UBUD RAW chocolates, visit:

UBUD RAW on Facebook

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UBUD RAW on Food Nomad

You may reach Rolf on:

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Episode 147: Andy Gordon | Dream, Believe, And Be On Top

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Hey Life Athletes, welcome to episode 147 of the Life Athletics podcast!

Today’s guest Life Athlete is Andy Gordon.

Andy is a coach, a consultant, and a creator who is going through an amazing transition in life. Setting aside his coaching career, for the time being, he revisited his dreams when he was younger. He went out of his comfort zone and entered the unfamiliar world of music, photography, and film. Surely, he has found happiness and fulfillment in this new path.

"I’m actually seeking out things that are stretching my comfort zone.”

This episode talks about his journey in finding his passion while leaving behind what’s comfortable for him. He encourages everyone to do what they want in life and to do them not for others but for themselves. It is not wrong to start something different because as long as your heart is in it, it will always draw a smile on your face.

"The biggest issue that I see is people doing it for others and not themselves.”

He recounts his experiences after becoming homeless and how he overcame that misery. He realized that looking into the bigger picture of life while appreciating little things can bring happiness. At the end of the episode, he gives an inspiring message for all the life athletes on how to win in life.

“If you’re going to do anything, be on top of it.”

Just do what you love and enjoy life!

 

You may reach Andy and learn more about what he does:

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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:

The Content Castle website

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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

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