Find Your Awesome with Craig Haywood

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“You are basically a construct of your parents’ ideal for themselves. But that doesn't necessarily mean that it’s yours.”

- Craig Haywood


Doctor of Chiropractic. Science Enthusiast. Networking Machine. Smiler. Deep Thinker. Rock Solid Buddy. Truth Seeker. Pragmatist. Co-host of The Ridiculously Human Podcast. Craig was born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.  He struggled a bit as a youngster with self-esteem issues. At times, he sometimes felt disconnected with his parents, he blamed himself for their fighting and would use food as a coping mechanism, and he ate a lot!! When he was 17 years old, he developed a passion for chiropractic medicine after a chiropractor treated his family’s sausage dog. A rather serendipitous scenario led him to accept a job in the Netherlands, where he could surround himself with some big thinkers at the forefront of the health industry.

Craig now lives in Gold Coast, Australia with his wife Chantelle. He is passionate about guiding others through boosting their health span and productivity at home and at the workplace using his knowledge of neuroscience, ergonomics and the human condition. Along with Gareth Martin, they help individuals and organizations better equip themselves to be micro-leaders and micro-influencers of the future.

“New challenges are so valuable in our lives. […] By doing something new, you grow so much.”

- Craig Haywood

We cover a lot of ground in this episode: from the programming we receive from our parents, to the ability of our first waking thought to shape the rest of our day—either positive or negative, to the value of experiencing new things. We are all many things in our lives, and all of our parts are not separate. By embracing our multiple parts, we can truly embrace ourselves. Enjoy, magical beings!

“Everyone has a story. […] If you sit down with anyone for long enough, and listen for long enough, there will be such interesting stuff in there that you can learn from.”

- Craig Haywood

 

Find Craig online at:
http://ridic-human.com 

Follow him on Instagram at:
https://www.instagram.com/chirocraighaywood

Music:
bensound.com


Find Your Awesome with Katherine Greenfield

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“Love is inside of us. People, in forgetting our true nature, forget the power of love.”

- Katherine Greenfield


Katherine Greenfield is a consciousness consultant who is often referred to as a sherpa of the inner journey. She guides her clients to access and integrate their essential nature as they live into and express the deepest, most beautiful and profound aspects of themselves, remove obstacles to living and expressing their truth and accomplish the incredible work they’re here to do. Katherine provides her clients the keys to unlock doors to their own inner wisdom and innate capacity to heal. She reminds us all that the more we step into a life guided by our innermost Self, the more the true nature of reality is revealed to us and with it our own awesome power.

“The deeper longing and impassioned pleading that one has in that space for knowledge, the more will be revealed.”

- Katherine Greenfield

There’s a whole lot of truth in our dreams. They offer a window into our true selves and our consciousness. Katherine and I talk about some of the lessons we can learn about ourselves in dreams and how the universe only shows us what it feels we’re ready to see. If you’re a dreamer—when you’re asleep or awake—there’s gold in here for you. 

“Connect with your innermost truth and express it in the world—bring it to the world.”

- Katherine Greenfield

“That’s what we all need to do, is to go into our innermost [self] and to follow the path through our heart to our greatest self and to express that into the world.”

- Katherine Greenfield

 

Find Katherine online at:
http://www.katherinegreenfield.com 

Find her on Instagram at:
https://www.instagram.com/theilluminatedimagination/ 

She’s also on Facebook at:
https://www.facebook.com/katherine.greenfield.3

Music:
bensound.com


Find Your Awesome with Cody Byrns

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“I want to enjoy my time here on earth. You are what you spend time doing and the people you surround yourself with.”

- Cody Byrns


Cody Byrns is an internationally recognized speaker, best-selling author, and the founder of The Cody Byrns Foundation for Burn Survivors. In May of 2013, Cody’s life was drastically changed. While stopped at a red light on the highway, Cody was rear-ended by a box-truck that failed to stop. He received many injuries that day, including severe burns to almost 40% of his body. After years of countless surgeries and rehabilitation, Cody has chosen not to let his scars keep him bound in bitterness and defeat. Instead, he uses his story to uplift others. His vision is to help people live free from the bonds of scars (physical and emotional), equipping others with the proper steps to walk out of their past hurt and defeat, and run towards their God-given potential. As a thought leader, he speaks worldwide to provide relevant, applicable, and thought-provoking messages. 

“I cannot change what happened to me, but I can change what I do today and make the most of what I do today.”

- Cody Byrns

We start this episode talking about clown college, and we quickly pivot to how Cody’s life changed in flash as a result of a traumatic car accident in 2013. We talk about the attitude that got him through his recovery and helped him move on with his life in pursuit of his vision. It’s all here: finding humor in the trauma, the incredible importance of forgiveness, and embracing your scars. This episode doesn't dwell on the past; it’s about using the past as a stepping-stone to stand fully in your awesome. 

“If you need to forgive somebody, forgive them. It’s so important, because forgiveness is for yourself.”

- Cody Byrns  

 

Find Cody online at:
https://www.codybyrns.com/

He’s on Facebook at:
https://www.facebook.com/TheCodyByrns 

Follow Cody on Instagram at:
https://www.instagram.com/thecodybyrns/

Music:
bensound.com


Find Your Awesome with Jennifer Longmore

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“We didn’t come here to contract; we didn’t come here to play small.”

- Jennifer Longmore


Jennifer Longmore is a success strategist for high-achieving executives and entrepreneurs who want to leave their mark on their organization and ultimately, the world. Over the past 15 years, Jennifer has worked with over 100,000 individuals from C-suite executives to politicians to entertainment industry A-players and more. Jennifer helps these high-performers get clear on their priorities and purpose, step into greater leadership roles, expand their wealth consciousness, achieve their goals, and ultimately live a more purposeful, prosperous, and joyful life and career. Her approach comes down to identifying your core purpose and impact, and then strategizing your game plan around that—incorporating emotional IQ, energy management to avoid burnout, and balancing work and personal life to keep productivity high. She also helps her clients increase their net worth by identifying and plugging any profit leaks.

“A lot of people don’t succeed in business because they have a Plan B. […] As long you have a Plan B, you’re never really all in.” 

- Jennifer Longmore 

Jennifer is not your typical business coach—no guests of the Find Your Awesome Podcast are “typical.” She’s an intuitive reiki master who reads Akashic records and has a gift for helping people heal so they can build the business of their dreams. In this conversation, Jennifer drops plenty of wisdom bombs as she shares her journey from forensic social work to corporate life to stepping into her power as an entrepreneur. 

“The great thing about business is that it pokes the wound that already needed to be healed.” 

- Jennifer Longmore  

 

Find Jennifer in her Facebook group, the Purpose Posse, at:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1385522621756737/

Learn more and get free gifts on her website at
http://www.souljourneys.ca

Music:
bensound.com


Find Your Awesome with Gareth Martin

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“I really encourage people to sleep more. I think it’s the most important thing.”

- Gareth Martin


Transformation Coach. Bodybuilder. Yogi. Ex-Investment Banker. Natural Chef.

Meditation Teacher. Smiler. Traveller. Lover Of Challenges. Networker. Organization

Guru. Podcast Host. Gareth Martin knows all too well about trying many things in life. He believes experiencing new things is important to help grow you as a person and find out who you are and what you want in life. Gareth was born and grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa. He thrived on competition and camaraderie, but also found peace and solitude in individual sports, namely swimming.

“There are so many lessons that you can learn from all of your experiences, all the people you meet, all the things you see.”

- Gareth Martin

At age 16, he was involved in a life-threatening head-on collision while riding his motorbike, which he believes gave him a different perspective on life. He knows it’s important to make the most of every opportunity because you never know when your time might be up. Today, Gareth works as a Transformational Coach, and is the co-host of The Ridiculously Human Podcast. It took him a couple of years of transformation and upskilling to get him here, though. Gareth believes in not letting anyone else’s thoughts stop you from doing what you want in life. Embrace each opportunity and make the most of every interaction you have.  

“We have so much potential if we just take our health seriously.”

- Gareth Martin 

Gareth and I had fun talking about a little bit of everything, from black mambas to the importance of sleep and being your best self. We hope you enjoy listening to this conversation as much as we enjoyed creating it.

 “Seek to be challenged in your thinking, listen, and give other people time to have the stage and say what they want. Ask some more questions if it doesn’t make sense. And only then give your thoughts.  ”

- Gareth Martin

 

Find Gareth on his website at:
https://garethmartin.net 

Listen to his podcast at:
https://ridic-human.com/

Follow him on Facebook at:
https://www.facebook.com/GarethEMartin/

And he’s on Instagram at:
https://www.instagram.com/garethemartin/

Music:
bensound.com


Find Your Awesome with Sarah Nannen

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“Life is full of hard stuff. So, if we’re not going to have some pleasure along the way, then we’re missing the point.”

- Sarah Nannen

Sarah Nannen is a keynote speaker, empowerment coach, and authored the best-selling book Grief Unveiled: A Widow’s Guide to Navigating Your Journey in Life After Loss. Sarah became a military widow and solo mom of four young children in 2014 when her husband died in an aviation accident. Her journey through grief opened her eyes to a renegade way of living life that goes beyond just surviving the ride. This idea now informs her work with people breaking through their limitations to live extraordinary lives. Sarah guides those in painful life transitions to identify and sustainably integrate the life of their new dreams into reality. Her podcast, Grief Unveiled, offers up weekly conversations dedicated to real talk and real truth about grief and living, breaking free from limitations and into extraordinary possibility.   

“Why are we celebrating people’s commitment to overriding their systemic alarm system to accomplish something that maybe could have waited until you were healthy?”

- Sarah Nannen

 We jump right into this episode, talking about radical ownership of our lives. We dig into the challenges inherent in our culture’s focus on celebrating self-sacrifice, whether that’s playing through pain or showing up at work after little to no sleep. There is a lot to unpack in this episode if you’ve experienced grief, but there are loads of valuable insights for anyone simply looking to establish their own boundaries and to be more truthful about their pursuit of enjoyment and pleasure in life. 

“Constant frustration, chronic resentment and anger. All three of those things are screaming at us to let us know that we need to reevaluate what is really just boundaries—with ourselves more than other people, a lot of the time.”

- Sarah Nannen 

 “[Pleasure] doesn’t negate the pain, but also pain doesn’t negate the possibility of experiencing even small moments of pleasure.”

- Sarah Nannen 

Find Sarah on her website at
www.sarahnannen.com

Follow her on Instagram at
http://www.instagram.com/sarah_nannen/

And she’s on Facebook at
https://www.facebook.com/griefunveiled/

Get her free meditation for peace at
https://www.sarahnannen.com/meditation 

Music: bensound.com

Find Your Awesome with Geoff Laughton

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“Stop waiting. […] You don’t have time to wait for some ideal thing to happen, to wake up to love with everything you’ve got, repair what needs to be repaired, go after the dreams you’ve been putting on the back burner.”

- Geoff Laughton

Geoff Laughton is an internationally in-demand Relationship Coach and the author of the internationally best-selling books, “Instant Insights on Building a Conflict-Proof Relationship” and “Built to Last: Designing & Maintaining a Loving, Lasting, and Passionate Relationship” and a co-author of the new bestseller, “Ready! Set! Date!” For 23 years, he’s been guiding couples and individuals in designing and building conscious, spirit-led relationships and lives they truly desire. He’s also an innovator in modern day men’s evolution and empowerment through his international The Evolving Man Men’s Community. Inspired and taught by his marriage of 37 years, Geoff coaches people in having relationships and lives that go beyond the settling that so many people have come to accept to create truly expansive relationships that match their fully authentic selves.

“I really realized I had to change. But what I thought then that I needed to change was just my body. So, I lost 100 pounds over a nine-month period; I looked fabulous. But I didn’t change anything else. Dumb move.”

- Geoff Laughton

We start this episode comparing notes about how we each chose not to let logic get in the way of love. From there, Geoff describes how he learned to let his heart take a larger role in his life, and how he found a better balance between mind and heart. We touch on healthy masculinity and the need to balance our masculine and feminine sides. Whether you are single or in a relationship, there’s something in here for you. 

“Love is not enough. […] Love is the ante, that's your ante to be in the game in the first place.”

- Geoff Laughton

“Shit doesn’t happen by you sitting on your couch. Stuff happens because you’re working hard, you’re in action. The key difference is I don’t get anywhere near as tired or worn out when I am doing a lot for what my being is here to have happen. Then I feel alive.”

- Geoff Laughton

Find Geoff online at:
https://www.yourrelationshiparchitect.com

He’s on Facebook at:
https://www.facebook.com/buildyourdreamrelationship

Check out his YouTube channel at:
https://www.youtube.com/c/Yourrelationshiparchitect

You can find out more about his men’s work at:
https://www.theevolvingman.com

Music: bensound.com

Find Your Awesome with Peter McDougall

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Welcome to the 100th episode of The Find Your Awesome Podcast! To celebrate this milestone, I brought my husband Pete back on the show. We sat on our lanai and talked about human design, lessons and scary things.

Thank you so much for listening to The Find Your Awesome Podcast. Here’s to another 100 episodes!

“When I do decide that I want to get out of my cave, I’m all in.”

- Peter McDougall  

“The whole point is in the experience.”

- Peter McDougall

Music: bensound.com