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Rich Life Lab

There are a small percentage of people who live truly rich lives. They are happy, fulfilled, financially free and full of love. But many are not. Some have money and great achievements but aren’t fulfilled. I have embarked on a living experiment to discover: what is a truly rich life? And how rich can life become? Join me each week as I interview people who have discovered how to live a rich life, and share their insights to help you to create yours! Find our more including my blog at: www.richlifeguy.com

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Laura Gossner Otting: Finding Inspiration When Success Doesn't Feel Like It Should
This conversation is with Founder, Best-selling Author, Keynote Speaker, Executive coach, Mom and limitless inspiration, Laura Gassner Otting.  In this wide-ranging conversation we talk about: - Her perspective on a rich life and the richness of life.- Her ritual each year - she picks one word to represent and focus on for that year.- The importance of having people in your life who will tell you the truth and provide a mirror to you as you pursue your goals. - Navigating major family transition moments. - The power of what she calls the “family meeting”. - The most surprising attributes of successful people (For her last book she interviewed over 100       people ranging from gold medal Olympians to business Titans and there were some things that stuck out). - How to the renegotiate your relationship with difficult and mixed emotions as you pursue your goals your dreams. - The relationship between introversion, extroversion and luck. - How to engineer luck. - How to get closer to the truth of who you are your true self. And so much more. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did and please share it if anyone you know needs to hear it or could be served by it! Laura Gassner Otting is a founder, keynote speaker (including her Ted talk from last year that has almost 2 million views). She helps audiences by inspiring people to push past the doubt and indecision. She helps people to think bigger and accept greater challenges that reach beyond their current limited scope of belief. Laura dropped out of law school and became a presidential appointee in Bill Clinton's White House where she helped shape AmeriCorps. She then went on to become the youngest VP of a leading global search firm until years later she realized that her values were not aligned anymore with that firm and founded one of the fastest growing search firms in the country. Years later she ultimately she sold that company to the same team she started it. Since then she has appeared regularly on Good Morning America and The Today show. Her writing has been published in Harvard Business Review, Forbes and HR magazine. She's a Wall Street Journal bestselling author of three books, including her most recent Wonderhell: How Success Doesn't Feel Like It Should and What To Do About It.www.hurdengroup.com
87:07 11/28/23
Bryan Bottarelli: Embracing Risk to Live a Richer Life
Today's conversation is about risk. Risk is ever present in our lives. Every decision we make involves risk and the outcomes that we create all are in relationship to the amount of risk that we're willing to take and how we manage that risk.Bryan Bottarelli is an expert in teaching people to have a healthy relationship with risk. He is the Head Trade Tactician and Founder of Monument Traders Alliance and runs a trading room called the War Room, which is a live, interactive trading room.But his fascination with risk started young and never stopped. Whether it was selling the Star Wars figures he collected as a little boy for 50 times their value or using $125 of grass-cutting money to buy a Michael Jordan rookie card that he later sold for $1,500, it was clear Bryan Bottarelli was a born trader – possessing the unique ability to identify opportunities and leverage those investments.Graduating with a business degree from the highly rated Indiana University Kelley School of Business, Bryan got his first job out of college trading stock options on the floor of the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE). There he was mentored by one of the country’s top floor traders in the heart of the technology boom from 1999 to 2000 – trading in the crowded and lively Apple computer pit. Executing his trades in real time, Bryan learned to identify and implement some of his most powerful trading secrets… secrets that rarely make their way outside the CBOE to individual traders.Today, he instructs hundreds of thousands of readers and followers to embrace and use risk to create extraordinary outcomes in life. Don't forget to hit subscribe so you never miss a new episode! Subscribe on Apple Podcasts HERESubscribe on Spotify HEREShow links:Trade of the DayThe War RoomFollow on Facebook Follow on InstagramZurich Axioms BookCBOEShow Notes; Smart speculation [7:29]Risk of inaction [10:59]Zurich Axioms [15:38]Early exposure to risk [20:40]Asymmetric Risk [25:33]Overweighting the downside [29:27]The danger of playing it safe [32:03]Losses are inevitable [35:24]How to begin embracing risk [37:51]Appreciating the role of risk [40:29]Working on the CBOE [41:43]Lessons from the world's elite traders [52:25]Uncovering opportuntiy [57:03]Bryan gives his top trades [59:05]Following Bryan [1:03:52]www.hurdengroup.com
72:07 6/2/23
Shannon Graham: Space Travel, The Overview Effect and Visionary Leadership
This week I sat down with Shannon Graham, the first person I've ever known who has a ticket to go into space. He's also the Founder of a space company. Astranaut is the first company ever created to take visionaries to space to experience The Overview Effect and help them integrate their subsequent vision for humanity into action.For the last 20 years, Shannon has been a success mentor to visionary founders running incredible companies and changing the world. He's the founder of a multi-year, peak performance coaching program he calls Legacy, where he works with founders to fully establish and live out the full potential of their business, of their leadership, and of their impact.Shannon is the author of a book called The Expanded Leader. According the Graham, "The expanded leader is one who leads from wholeness and overflow rather than emptiness and sacrifice. The result is an organization built as a function of the leader's wholeness potential and full expression.From the depth of these founding elements comes the creation of a culture that leads to even more richness, innovation and creativity. The resultant shift transcends the organization to have global impact, transforming competition into collaboration and helping leaders realize the fulfillment that comes from having amazing experiences in and of their own lives.Leadership is not intended to be a restrictive box that imprisons you. It is intended to be a framework for expansion for both the leader and the organization."If you are a leader or you aspire to be a leader in your own life or a leader in your business, Shannon shares the gives insights, tools and frameworks he uses to coach and support the luminaries that he serves. Don't forget to hit subscribe so you never miss a new episode! Subscribe on Apple Podcasts HERESubscribe on Spotify HEREShow links:www.shannongraham.comInstagram FacebookShow Notes: Astranaut the space company [4:23]The Overview Effect [6:00]Shannon's first business [16:07]Coaching beginnings and motivation [21:05]Changing undesirable behaviors [24:05]The coaching industry [33:05]Qualities of a great coach [40:42]What to look for in a coach [44:36]Elements of a Rich Life [51:25]Daily habits that fuel peak performance [59:18]Shifting away from negative self talk [1:02:34]www.hurdengroup.com
66:24 5/19/23
Scott Harrison: From Emotional Bankruptcy to Impacting 17 Million Lives With Clean Water
Scott Harrison is the founder of Charity: Water, a nonprofit organization that's focused on providing clean water to people and places that don't have it.Scott was also recognized in Fortune Magazine's 40 under 40 list, Forbes magazine's Impact 30 List, and he was named number 10 in Fast Company's hundred most creative people in business. He is also a World Economic Forum young global leader. In addition to all of this, he recounted his journey in vivid detail in his NYT bestselling book Thirst: A Story of Redemption, Compassion, and a Mission to Bring Clean Water to the World.Scott has lived an incredible hero's journey filled with life lessons for us all. He spent his twenties as one of the top club promoters in New York City, indulging his darkest vices, and he hit a point where he realized that he had  hit spiritual, moral and emotional bankruptcy.He decided to change his life and went on to spend two years on a hospital ship off the coast of Liberia, and he saw the effects of dirty water.He's gone on to use the entrepreneurial talents that helped him become a top club promoter in New York, to build a remarkable, innovative non-profit, using a business model based in transparent giving and a 100% donation promise. Thanks to the help of 1 million donors in the last 16 years, Charity: Water has raised over 740 million and funded over 120,000 water projects in 29 countries. When these projects are completed, they will provide 16.8 million people with clean, safe drinking water.Don't forget to hit subscribe so you never miss a new episode! Subscribe on Apple Podcasts HERESubscribe on Spotify HEREShow links: https://www.charitywater.org/The Spring: A Charity Water VideoThirst: The BookScott Harrison WikipediaSHOW NOTES: Charity: Water Today [5:42]Gas poisoning as a child [11:51]Becoming a club promotor [18:53]Filler versus image promotor [21:47]Entrepreneurial instinct [24:34]Growing discontent and waking up [28:09]Tithing time in Liberia [32:03]What is and isn’t “rich” [34:45]Holding onto hope and building the Nike of charities [44:53]The importance of clean water [52:31]Transparency model [1:01:18]Building a well [1:05:17]1 million lives [1:07:50]Finding inspiration for change [1:14:22]One message to make the world a better place [1:18:06]www.hurdengroup.com
82:34 5/11/23
Miren Oca: Saving Lives and Building a Conscious Business, Guided by a Higher Purpose
Imagine having to leave college unexpectedly and starting a business out of necessity early in life.Imagine years later owning a thriving, conscious company that is deeply embedded in the community and is driven by the higher purpose of saving lives every day. Imagine  having the teenagers who you employed in your business return years later as adults, wanting to work for you because you made such a profound impact on who they were and on their lives. Today's guest is Mirin Oca, an inspiring, heart-centered entrepreneur, conscious capitalist and founder of Ocaquatics – A thriving swim school in south Florida. In this episode we talk about her early beginnings, the resourceful tactics she used to build her business from the ground up and how Ocaquatics has gone on to become a staple in the community. Miren shares the values she lives by and has used to build a successful, sustainable, business which enriches the lives of its employees, customers and community. She also describes how she overcame the challenge of navigating COVID as an indoor swim school! Ocaquatics is a certified B-Corp and an award winning swim school that prioritizes all of it's stakeholders equally including a passion for a sustainable environment. They partner with Carbon Neutral and 1% for the Planet. Miren's work and mission and team are all interconnected. They literally save lives every day by teaching children how to swim.  Don't forget to hit subscribe so you never miss a new episode! Subscribe on Apple Podcasts HERESubscribe on Spotify HERELinks:https://www.ocaquatics.com/https://www.linkedin.com/in/miren-oca-80561261/https://www.consciouscapitalism.org/https://onepercentfortheplanet.org/Episode Website:https://www.buzzsprout.com/1969968/12780655www.hurdengroup.com
62:48 5/4/23
Tony Schwartz: Overcoming Regret, Self-Acceptance and Managing Energy to Live a Full Life #18
Today's conversation is with Tony Schwartz. He's the New York Times best-selling author who's written 6 books and the Founder and CEO of The Energy Project. A firm that helps individuals and companies skillfully manage their energy in a world of relentlessly rising demand and complexity. Tony started his career as a journalist, and the first book he wrote was "The Art of the Deal" which he co-authored with Donald Trump. The decision to  write that book is something that Tony went on to deeply regret. That experience prompted him to take an entirely different path in his life.It led to a lifelong investigation of the factors that shape our beliefs and identity, the influence of our early caregivers and the ways that we can heal and grow by accepting and acknowledging both the best and worst in ourselves. Tony has a an amazing body of work that we talk about at great length. including how energy relates to our own transformation, how, by understanding the different sources and types of energy inside us, we can better manage our relationships and how much we accomplish in life. We talk about the danger of looking for value from the outside world rather than inside ourselves.We talk about how his childhood and upbringing led to so much of what he came to discover about the human condition. But ultimately what he came to describe as defenders that develop inside each of us and are on aspect of the parts of ourselves we tend not to like. We also talk about the three different selves that make up our personality and why understanding Those different parts of our personality is a path to a very rich life indeed.This was one of my all-time favorite conversations. It is exceedingly rare to find someone as insightful about the human condition as Tony Schwartz.Don't forget to hit subscribe so you never miss a new episode! Subscribe on Apple Podcasts HERESubscribe on Spotify HERELinks: https://www.tonyschwartz.com/https://theenergyproject.com/Episode Website: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1969968/12734376www.hurdengroup.com
82:26 4/27/23
Marc Lichtenfeld: Unlocking the Mystery of Dividend Investing to Live a Richer Life #17
Marc Lichtenfeld, Chief Income Strategist for the Oxford Club and author of the best seller "Get Rich With Dividends: A Proven System for Double Digit Returns" shares his tips for dividend beginners and experts alike. As a young man, he became very focused on the power of dividend stocks to create wealth. He current helps over 500,000 readers each week to build wealth and unlock the power of finding the very best dividend stocks.Don't forget to hit subscribe so you never miss a new episode!  Subscribe or review on Apple Podcasts HERESubscribe or review on Spotify HERETo your richest possible life!NathanFollow me for daily ideas about unlocking your own richness.https://www.linkedin.com/in/richlifeguy/Show links: www.wealthyretirement.comhttps://twitter.com/stocksnboxingwww.oxfordclub.comShow Notes:Marc's financial background and upbringing [7:48]Marc explains his deeply held financial values [13:14]The closest thing to a guaranteed wealthy retirement [17:11]How long it takes to start seeing results from a dividend portfolio [21:41]When to add to more to your investments [24:12]How much to save and invest [26:00]Why he wrote a third edition of Get Rich with Dividends [34:48]Dividend Aristocrat Explained [37:00]How many dividend stocks in a starter portfolio [42:51]How to start with a tiny amount of investable assets [45:12]Why bear markets can be a good thing if you own dividend stocks [46:05]Marc explains his 10-11-12 system for investing [51:51]When and how to use faster-paced trading [56:28]Getting induced into the Florida boxing hall of fame and how he got his first gig years ago [1:00:07]How to create and cultivate passions throughout life [1:03:09]Marc's advice on expressing more creativity in work and in life [1:07:02]Why making space for your passions fuels everything else [1:10:24]Marc discusses his work to help with financial literacy [1:13:52]www.hurdengroup.com
78:46 4/20/23
Marian Tupy: How much BETTER or WORSE is the world getting? #16
Marion Tupy is the founder and editor of www.human progress.org and a senior fellow at the Cato Institute. He's also co-author of the Simon Abundance Index.He specializes in globalization and global wellbeing and is co-author of a recent book called "Superabundance, the Story of Population Growth, Innovation, and Human Flourishing on an Infinitely Bountiful Planet. His articles have been published in The Financial Times, The Washington Post, the LA Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Atlantic, and many more. And he's appeared on the BBC, CNBC, MSNBC, CNN, Fox News and many other channels. Marion's research and conclusions run counter to most of what we hear in the news about the direction of our planet and the direction of our civilization. He and his partner studied 200 years of data to show the actual facts about the progress of humanity and the level of flourishing and abundance we currently have. We discuss a concept for measuring abundance which he calls "time price" and also talk about whether the planet can sustain the current population at its growth rate. We discuss As you'll see, Marion's data says a lot about the richness of life that we currently have and may be looking to have in the future. I hope you enjoy this conversation because it's certainly helped to shape my perspective.Show links: www.human progress.org Superabundance BookThe Lancet Show Notes: [6:37] What creates the overwhelmingly negative narrative about the state of the world. [14:35] The core thesis of Marian's book Superabundance[20:16] Marian explains why using time to measure price increases over time is optimal. [26:52] How much the cost of things has changed in the last 200 years. [30:26] Happiness statistics. [35: 38] Individual abundance versus global abundance measurements. [38:16] What level of population can the world sustain. [42:47] Why Marian believes we won't ever run out of oil. [55:34] The importance of a clean abundant natural world and why it's not as bad as some say. [59:50] The difference between optimism and complacency. [1:04:46] Does money lead to happiness? [1:11:39] The greatest risks for future abundance. www.hurdengroup.com
82:12 4/13/23
Jeff Schiefelbein: Living an "Undivided Life", Serial Entrepreneurship and Award Winning Culture #15
Jeff is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Undivided Life. A culture expert and nationally recognized motivational speaker with a passion for human formation and innovation, Jeff’s journey into serial entrepreneurship began at Texas A&M University, where during college, Jeff developed and launched the nation’s largest college safe-ride program to reduce drunk driving, CARPOOL.Before Undivided Life, Jeff co-founded 5, an energy advisory firm, where he designed and implemented a culture architecture that propelled the firm to numerous accolades for growth, culture, innovation, and leadership. Jeff began his energy career at First Choice Power, where he served in several roles, including Vice President of Sales.   Jeff lives in Irving, Texas, with his wife and their six kids.Personal Awards: National Daily Point of Light Award, Texas Governor’s Volunteer Service Award, Texas A&M University 12 Under 12 Young Alumni Spotlight Company Awards: Best Companies to Work for in Texas, Texas Monthly (6x), Entrepreneur 360, Most Entrepreneurial Companies in America, Entrepreneur (3x), Best Workplaces in America, Inc Magazine (5x), Inc 5000 Fastest Growing Company List, Inc. Magazine (5x), America’s Fastest Growing Companies, Financial Times, Aggie 100 Fastest Growing Aggie-Owned Companies (4x), Best Small Workplaces in America, Fortune (5x), and more. Don't forget to hit subscribe so you never miss a new episode and drop a review. It's the best way to support my growing podcast. Subscribe or review on Apple Podcasts HERE Subscribe or review on Spotify HERE To your richest possible life! Nathan Follow me for daily ideas about living a richer life. https://www.linkedin.com/in/richlifeguy/ Show Notes:Second mountain in career [9:00]The astounding story of Jeff stopped being afraid [12:53]Jeff's entrepreneurial journey [22:48]Building an award winning culture [35:44]Undivided life explained [40:35]How to build an Undivided Life [1:03:27] Episode links: www.undivided.lifehttps://www.energyby5.com/homehttps://carpool.tamu.edu/Follow Jeff! https://www.linkedin.com/in/schiefelbein/www.richlifeguy.comwww.hurdengroup.com
71:15 3/23/23
Dr. Anna Yusim: The Science of Spirituality, Psychedelics and Letting Go to Creating Lasting Fulfillment #14
Dr. Anna Yusim is an internationally-recognized, award-winning Board-Certified, Stanford- and Yale-educated Psychiatrist & Executive Coach with a Private Practice in New York City and Connecticut.  She is the best-selling author of Fulfilled: How the Science of Spirituality Can Help You Live a Happier, More Meaningful Life.  On the Clinical Faculty at Yale Medical School, Dr. Yusim is presently creating a Spirituality & Mental Health Center at Yale.  With clients including Forbes 500 CEOs, Olympic athletes, A-list actors and actresses, and the Chairs of academic departments at top universities, Dr. Anna Yusim has helped over 2000 people in 60 countries achieve greater impact, purpose, and joy in their life and work. After working as a neurobiology researcher with Dr. Robert Sapolsky Ph.D. and completing her studies at Stanford, Yale Medical School, and the NYU Psychiatry Residency Training Program, Dr. Yusim felt that something was missing from her life. In her quest to find it, she traveled, lived and worked in over 70 countries, while studying Kabbalah, learning Buddhist meditation, and working with South American shamans and Indian gurus.  In this wide-ranging conversation we talk about the intersection of mental health and spirituality and Dr. Yusim's own path from mathematics, to psychiatry to spirituality. We discuss the 4 ways humans process emotions, the 3 categories of addiction, the power of letting go, what it means to have a heart-opening, which compounds are considered "psychedelic" and the potential of these compounds in mental health, spirituality and treatment.I hope you enjoy this incredible conversation with  truly brilliant change-maker.  Don't forget to hit subscribe so you never miss a new episode and drop a review. It's the best way to support my growing podcast.Subscribe or review on Apple Podcasts HERESubscribe or review on Spotify HERETo your richest possible life!NathanFollow me for daily ideas about living a richer life. https://www.linkedin.com/in/richlifeguy/Show Notes: How to sustain an optimistic perspective [1:46]Anna explains cognitive reappraisal and working with emotions [4:41]Anna describes her upbringing, background and path toward Psychiatry [12:49]Anna describes her own spiritual transformation and traveling to over 70 countries [15:30]Anna discusses higher consciousness and the concept of matter being immortal [28:30]Anna describes the importance of spirituality on mental health, addiction and longevity [33:00]Anna shares her perspective on the keys to a rich life [36:13]Anna describes the difference between substance addiction, behavioral addiction and psychological addiction [40:34]The 4 ways we process emotions and which one is healthiest [43:00]Anna describes how her interest in psychedelic therapy began and what falls into the category  [53:00]Misconceptions about psychedelics [59:08]Anna describes the Yale Mental Health and Psychedelic center.  [1:02]Anna describes the concept of heart opening and why it's so powerful [1:08]Anna shares her favorite exercise to look within ourselves and determine where our next evolution begins [1:12]Episode links: http://annayusim.comDavid Hawkins Book: Letting Go https://rythmia.com/https://michaelpollan.com/books/how-to-change-your-mind/www.hurdengroup.com
70:40 3/16/23
Ted Capshaw: How to "Stay True" to Who You Are and Have it All #13
Ted Capshaw lives a life build around his idea to "Stay True".  For many years he has partnered with some of the most prominent businesses in the US to support founders, executives, boards and leaders of all stripes and experiences levels, helping them transform in similar ways. He lives a life that is both deeply authentic and also very prosperous. He's proof that you can actually have it all  - Abundant financial success, thriving relationships, great health and a legacy that makes you proud.  In this wide-ranging conversation we discuss how to strengthen relationships, be a leader in your own life, process difficult emotions, reorient yourself when you run astray and build a life that "keeps the main thing the main thing", as he often says. If you're interested in transforming your life to be filled with greater meaning and success, this conversation is for you.Don't forget to hit subscribe so you never miss a new episode and drop a review. It's the best way to support my growing podcast.Subscribe or review on Apple Podcasts HERESubscribe or review on Spotify HERE To your richest possible life! In love, NathanFollow me! https://www.linkedin.com/in/richlifeguy/www.richlifeguy.comShow Notes: Ted's shares his background and how to pull out the richest elements of your own life to add depth to your relationships [2:05]Ted describes the concept "Stay True" and why he bases his life around it. [12:33]How Ted thinks approaches transformation [18:42]Transforming through difficult emotions [24:42]Using the worst moments and best moments of your life to create change. [29:53]Ted describes his own balanced success and how he's achieved it. How he chooses what to say yes or no to and invites listeners to think about the vision they have for themselves [33:49]Ted explains why depth in business is important and add to the bottom-line [46:04]Ted shares how the business world changed through the pandemic and contraction and where he sees the greatest problems and opportunities [49:47]Ted's framework of fulfillment and prosperity. [56:00]Ted's suggested steps to begin transforming your life towards greater fulfillment, self-understanding, deeper relationships and prosperity. 1:02:30How to answer the question "Who am I?" [1:05:21]Pillars of Vision [1:06:40]Episode Links: www.tedstruth.comhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/tedcapshaw/www.hurdengroup.com
64:05 3/9/23
Corey Blake: Owning Your Hero's Journey, Elevating Business by Raising Consciousness and Connecting Personal Purpose #12
Corey Blake is the founder and CEO of Round Table Companies (RTC). Prior to starting RTC in 2005, Corey starred in one of the 50 greatest Super Bowl commercials of all time among a dozen commercials for Fortune 100 brands. His work with books and graphic novels has yielded 17 independent publishing awards and mentions/features in the NY Times, WSJ, USA Today, Inc., Forbes, and Wired. In 2021, Corey launched Round Table Storytelling Academy, where he focuses on his passion for creating courageous company cultures where employee purpose is connected to organizational purpose. He is an avid supporter and sponsor of Conscious Capitalism who has appeared on their main stage at seven national events. In 2019, Corey launched Conscious Capitalism Press in partnership with Conscious Capitalism, Inc. He is also the creator of the Vulnerability Wall—whose clients include Microsoft, ADP, Marketo, and Workday— and the Vulnerability is SexyTM card game. His documentary of the same name won 2017 ADDY and HERMES awards for branded content.Don't forget to hit subscribe so you never miss a new episode and drop a review. It's the best way to support my growing podcast.Subscribe or review on Apple Podcasts HERESubscribe or review on Spotify HERETo Your Richest Possible Life!Nathan aka The Rich Life GuySpecial Offer: Take Advantage of the Special Offer From Round Table CompaniesVisit: www. roundtablecompanies.com and use CODE: NATHAN5 Show Notes:Corey's most enriching experience in the last 6 months [9:03]An overview of the tenants of Conscious Capitalism [12:22]Difference between Stakeholder Capitalism and Conscious Capitalism [14:16]The art of storytelling [17:57]Corey describes the importance and prevalence of hero's journey in our lives. [27:18]Corey shares a tool he built to uncover your personal hero's journey [38:48]We discuss my experience with Corey's personal purpose process [43:42]Corey explains how his interest and training in Gestalt Therapy feeds his approach to his work [47:55}Corey explains his passion for taking company culture from ephemeral to fully understood and measured. [52:52]How employees can connect to their company values and mission through their own personal purpose.{1:02:06]Corey explains his unique approach to helping leaders transform their companies through quantifying how the current team is designed to live out the mission and values: [1:06:41}Corey gives examples of how his process has taken companies through powerful  transformation [1:10:30]Links from show:Round Table Companies: https://www.roundtablecompanies.com/*Use code "NATHAN5" for a special offer*  *Personal Purpose Exercise*www.hurdengroup.com
80:34 12/16/22
Billy Nobel: Playing the World's Biggest Stages, Living Life on Your Terms, Great Teachers and The Life of Art #11
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to stand on a stage and look out at an ocean of people fans dancing and cheering as they listen to you play music? Today's guest lives it. Billy Nobel joined me on the podcast this week. Billy is the keyboard and piano player in Tim McGraw's band. He graduated from Carnegie Mellon with a degree in music and ended up landing in Nashville, where he currently lives. We talk about his musical upbringing, what it took to make music a career, when he decided to go all in, the qualities to look for or to emulate in  great teacher. We talk about overcoming uncertainty,  what it feels like to play in front of tens of thousands of people and what it's like working as part of one of the biggest musical acts in the world today from the traveling and touring to the lessons he's learned.Subscribe to the show so you never miss a new episode.Subscribe or review on Apple Podcasts HERESubscribe or review on Spotify HEREAnd if you like the podcast, drop a review! The experience of playing to a massive audience [3:20]How Billy makes a living as a musician [6:40]Finding flow with other musicians [12:04]The qualities of a great teacher [14:45]Parents role in supporting creative interests [25:06]Studying music in college [32:37]The building blocks of training and practice [34:56]Going all in on music [45:20]Auditioning for Tim's Band [47:55]What it's like to play with a world-class band [53:26]The ups and downs of touring [58:56]Balancing the financial uncertainty of a professional artist [1:03:58]Sponsor: The Oxford ClubSupport and Connect: Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/richlifeguy/www.hurdengroup.com
67:22 12/2/22
Lynne Twist: Living a Committed Life - Finding Freedom and Fulfillment in a Purpose Larger Than Yourself #10
For the last 40 years, Lynne Twist has been been a recognized global visionary. She has dedicated her life to global initiatives that serve the best instincts in all of us. We all seek out meaning in our lives and Lynne has a special way of calling us to a life filled with meaning.  What she calls "A committed life".  From working with Mother Teresa in Calcutta to the refugee camps in Ethiopia and the threatened rainforests of the Amazon,  as well as guiding the philanthropy of some of the worlds wealthiest families, Lynne’s on-the-ground work has brought her a deep understanding of  people’s relationship with money. Her life experiences inspired Lynne to write her best-selling, award-winning book “The Soul of Money: Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Life” (W.W. Norton, 2003) which has been translated into nine languages including Korean, Chinese, Vietnamese, French, Spanish, German, Japanese, Bulgarian and Portuguese.Lynne has co-presented on stage with some of today’s most influential thought leaders, including Oprah Winfrey, Steven Covey, Marianne Williamson, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Jane Goodall, Van Jones, and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.As a result of her work, she's been featured in 10 films, received an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Centenary College and dozens of awards.On a personal note, her first book is one of my all-time favorites. This conversation was inspiring and energizing.  To your richest possible Life, Nathan (The Rich Life Guy) Hurd Don't forget to subscribe to the show so you never miss a new episode. Subscribe or review on Apple Podcasts HERESubscribe or review on Spotify HEREAnd if you like the podcast, drop a review. It's the best way to support my growing podcast.Enjoy!Nathan a.k.a. The Rich Life GuyEpisode links:Lynne Twist's Book: Living a Committed LifeLynne Twist's Book: The Soul of Money Soul of Money InstitutePachamama AllianceBuckminster FullerBook: A Fuller ViewUnofficial Sponsor:The Oxford ClubShow Notes: The quote that Lynne has driven her life's work [3:48]Lynne's first moment of awakening [10:43]The definition of a "committed life" [23:33]Lynne describes what her life's purpose is [31:18]The 3 "money myths" that drive the scarcity in the world [33:13]Realizing there is always enough [40:08]Lynne describes guidance from source [49:00]Lynne explains her hope for the future [53:45]An incredible story of how to live a committed life [1:00:00]www.hurdengroup.com
73:53 11/9/22
Derrick Dye: First Class Travel for Pennies on the Dollar, Elevate Your Life With Award Travel #9
This week I sat down with Derrick Dye, the co-founder of one of the largest award travel blogs and Facebook communities, Travel-on-Point(s).  A practicing trial lawyer by day, he and his wife, Sarah, became fascinated with award travel and have built on of the largest travel blogs and communities, Travel-on-Point(s), up from scratch starting in 2019.  Their community is known for being especially supportive and responsive to people who are getting started and learning the points and miles world. In this wide-ranging conversation, we talk about how enriching travel can be in life, the huge difference luxury travel makes to the experience, the foundational building blocks of award travel, how to build a strategy for your own life, why every financial plan should include award travel and so much more.  Don't forget to hit subscribe so you never miss a new episode and drop a review. It's the best way to support my growing podcast. Subscribe or review on Apple Podcasts HERE Subscribe or review on Spotify HERE Enjoy!Nathan a.k.a. The Rich Life GuyEpisode links:www.travel-on-points.comTravel-on-Point(s) Facebook GroupUnofficial Sponsor: The Oxford ClubShow Notes: The virtues and enrichment that comes from travel. [13:15 ]The story of how he got into award travel.  [18:35]Derrick explains what's possible with award travel. [25:30]The many upgrades between luxury travel and standard.  [28:20]What Travel-On-Points does differently from all the other award travel blogs. [31:00]Valuation of points as a “currency” explained [34:20]The biggest misconceptions people have about points and miles. [37:25]The foundational pillars for success and core concepts to build a strategy. [42:55]Biggest mistakes people make in earning points and miles.  [48:00]How to get started initially [51:25]Derrick explains what he would do if he was starting over. [55:40]Derrick shares some of the expert secrets and misconceptions most travelers don’t understand [59:15]Several tactics to simplify the process of managing your award travel strategy, keeping track of various cards, etc. [1:02:45]Hotel status, which chains are worth pursuing and what you’re entitled to with various levels of status [1:06:45}Why points and miles should be considered a financial tool and part of a financial budget [1:11:26]The value of the community, the shared interest of travel and shares about a few bucket-list trips they have taken with friends. [1:16:46]www.hurdengroup.com
83:23 10/27/22
Chip Conley: Why Your Best Days are Ahead of You, Long-Life Learning and Becoming a Modern Elder #8
What if your best days were ahead of you not behind you?  What if aging was something to look forward to, not resist?  Nathan's guest today is Chip Conley, "Modern Elder" and  founder of the first Midlife Wisdom School. Chip is a hospitality maverick and visionary who founded America’s second-largest boutique hotel company before selling it to Hyatt Hotels and becoming the Strategic Advisor and Global Head of Hospitality for Airbnb. He was instrumental in guiding the founders of this start-up into the unicorn, global hospitality brand it is today. Chip is also the founder of Modern Elder Academy, the first midlife wisdom school dedicated to transforming aging and a New York Times bestselling author.  He has another brand new project called Generations over Dinner. Don't forget to hit subscribe so you never miss a new episode and drop a review. It's the best way to support my growing podcast.Subscribe or review on Apple Podcasts HERESubscribe or review on Spotify HERELinks from the episode: Bruce Feiler's Book: Life in the Transitions Joseph Campbell: The Hero's JourneyPhillip Pizzo, MD: Stanford Distinguished Careers Institute Harvard Longitudinal Study: George Vaillant Richard RohrArthur Aron's 36 QuestionsLynne Twist Book: The Soul of MoneyBecca Levy: Yale School of AgingChip Links: Wisdom Well BlogWisdom at Work: The Making of a Modern ElderModern Elder AcademyGenerations Over DinnerLinkedinFacebookTwitterInstagramShow Notes: The Happiness U-Curve [8:38]What leads to a low point in happiness around mid-life [10:32]Chip's hotel background and building an empire [13:38]Becoming a modern elder and the mid-life chrysalis [15:41]The factors that prompt mid-life "crisis" or "lifequake" and middleessence [18:15] 3 stages of transition [21:52]Long-life learning and a rich and meaningful life [25:00]Obstacles to fulfillment in life [29:50]#1 Factor in long-term life satisfaction [34:26]Chip's beliefs on creating financial wealth and what it can offer [34:26]Reconning with identity [42:45]4 Pillars of the Modern Elder Academy [47:15]Generations Over Dinner [49:29]www.hurdengroup.com
56:44 10/20/22
Matthew Neuberger: Influence Anyone With Integrity, Meta Skills for Life, Finding Your Calling and Vivid Vision: Matt Neuberger #7
#6 - Matthew Neuberger is the Founder and CEO of Neuberger and Company, a sales, leadership and executive training/consulting firm.  Matthew Neuberger is a nationally recognized business development expert, who specializes in executive sales consultation and sales productivity training. Matthew is an authentic, enthusiastic speaker, consultant, and coach who can inform, as well as motivate Presidents, CEO’s, other Senior Managers and Sales Professionals. By focusing on buyer’s and seller’s attitudes and behaviors, not just techniques, Matthew’s clients are able to achieve “superior selling” results. He lives in Owings Mills, Maryland with his wife and two daughters.  Don't forget to hit subscribe so you never miss a new episode and drop a review. It's the best way to support my growing podcast.Subscribe or review on Apple Podcasts HERESubscribe or review on Spotify HEREShow Notes: Matt's describes his first taste of true wealth [7:45]Matt tells the story of cold calling the chairman of CBS, how that led him to his early career and ultimately to finding his calling.  [10:45]Matt describes the moment he realized he needed to leave his lucrative career and why [19:50]Matt describes the most important meta skills for life [24:30]We discuss what it actually means to be self-aware and how to cultivate it in yourself [28:45]The childhood experiences that propelled Matt to master the art of communication and persuasion [41:00]Matt shares the counterintuitive trait of the best executives [51:00]Matt begins a detailed breakdown of the basic steps in creating influence from mindset to the tactical elements of connection [53:15]The three primary communication styles {58:20]Matt explains the simple tactic he uses with clients to boost their open rates to 60% [1:04:45]Matt explains the importance of creating a vision , how to connect to it and how he first had this realization and how it's changed his life [1:27:15]Links mentioned: https://www.neuberger.sandler.com/Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/search/results/all/?heroEntityKey=urn%3Ali%3Afsd_profile%3AACoAAABKlcoB-ItRQmsQOGhGyL-Y_k8zbZlv--o&keywords=matthew%20neuberger&origin=RICH_QUERY_SUGGESTION&position=7&searchId=73b1f3ad-d998-4e31-a426-4229aa8a26b4&sid=q2TRobert Cialdini Book (Influence): https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08HZ57WYN/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i0www.hurdengroup.com
91:51 10/6/22
Gary Zukav, Linda Francis and Alexander Green: Creating Authentic Power, Fear Into Love, Letting Go of Attachments and Investing through Crisis. #6
My long-time colleague and Chief Investment Strategist for The Oxford Club, Alexander Green and I, were honored to sit down with  the legendary American spiritual teacher and the author of four consecutive New York Times Best Sellers, Garv Zukav, in addition to his partner Linda Francis (who co-wrote two of the bestselling books with him). Their books have sold over 6 million copies and have been published in 32 languages.  Gary Zukav graduated high-school early and was offered a full scholarship to Harvard. The day he graduated, he volunteered for the US Army Special Forces, becoming a Green Beret officer.  Beginning in 1998, Gary appeared 36 times on The Oprah Winfrey Show  – more than any other guest – to discuss transformation in human consciousness concepts presented in his book The Seat of the Soul.  Oprah calls The Seat of the Soul, her favorite book other than the Bible. He and Linda have gone on to found The Seat of the Soul Institute where they provide programs and tools that help you create emotional awareness, responsible choice, intuition, trust, and spiritual partnerships – partnerships between equals for the purpose of spiritual growth (creating authentic power).I hope you enjoy these amazing human beings!*Don't forget to hit subscribe so you never miss a new episode and please drop a review. It's the best way to support my growing podcast.Subscribe or review on Apple Podcasts HERESubscribe or review on Spotify HERE Show Notes: Gary, Linda and Alex each describe their definition of a "Rich Life" [6:20]Gary explains how he came to write his first book "The Dancing Wu-Li Masters" with no background in Quantum Physics, which went on to win The American Book Award For Science. [19:37]Gary explains what it was like to get a cold-call from Oprah and what happened after he appeared on her show for the 1st of what ended up being 35 visits. More than any other guest! [28:30]Gary introduces the difference between five sensory perception and what he calls "multi-sensory" perception and first defines "Authentic Power". [34:08]Gary explains how to develop "Authentic Power" [36:42]Gary goes through what he calls the 4 Intentions of the soul [37:08]Linda Francis explains how to notice different emotions in your body. She describes what they feel and where they tend to appear. They she shares how to shift fear-based emotions into love [39:15]What fear does to investors in the market, especially during moments of contraction.  Alex describes market psychology and how to handle investments during moments of contraction. [43:26]Gary describes the many forms of both fear and love in detail, then describing the most important tool to discern between them and manage your life [47:27]Alex revisits some practical tools to address and work through fear during market volatility like we currently have, then Linda explains why not to "avoid fear", but rather convert fear into awareness with simple practice. [51:55]Gary describes the power of attachments and how to avoid letting external circumstances define your life and happiness [54:30]Gary describes what he believes is the new social structure of business, currently forming [1:00:00]Linda explains the concept of "Spiritual Partnership" and how to cultivate deep, loving, connected relationships in life [1:04:00]Drop a revwww.hurdengroup.com
75:29 9/29/22
Ignite Your "Inner Game" To Be A Conscious Leader In Your Life: Carley Hauck #5
#4 - Carley Hauck is an acclaimed author, organizational and leadership development consultant, Stanford Instructor, sought-after speaker and executive team coach, who ignites conscious leadership in individuals, teams, and executives to activate business to be a force for good.She partners with some of the top organizations in the world supporting psychological safety, trust, inclusive leadership, innovation, and human centered cultures where everyone feels they belong.Carley is the founder of Leading from Wholeness, a leadership and organizational development consulting firm.  Her highest values are harmony, service through joy, learning and growth to create positive change in the world. For almost 15 years she has partnered with business stakeholders at leading Fortune 100 companies and high-growth startups to understand their organizational, leadership development, and culture needs including: Capital One, Pixar, Intuit, Bank of the West, Asana, Advent Health, LinkedIn, Clif Bar, HP,  Gilead and many others.Since 2013, Carley has served as an adjunct instructor at Stanford University and UC Berkeley Haas School of Business.  and facilitates powerful courses on leadership and management.Carley’s book SHINE-Ignite Your Inner Game to Lead Consciously at Work and in the World debuted February 2021 with Sounds True and was named one of the best books to read in 2022 by Mindful magazine.She holds an MA in Organizational Psychology. She is certified in the IEQ-9 Enneagram Leadership Assessment, a Psychological Safety Practitioner with the Fearless Organization, and a certified collective trauma facilitator with Thomas Hubl.Carley loves being outside on the trails in nature, practices yoga and meditation everyday, enjoys cooking healthy plant based meals, singing, SUP and swimming, and engages in ocean and nature conservancy.*Don't forget to hit subscribe so you never miss a new episode and please drop a review. It's the best way to support my growing podcast.Subscribe or review on Apple Podcasts HERESubscribe or review on Spotify HEREShow Notes: Carley shares the benefits she’s gotten from going on silent retreats [6:05]Clarity of mind and shifting incessant recurring thoughts. [11:47]Carley explains what “Inner game” is from her book “Shine: Ignite Your Inner Game to Lead Consciously at Work and in the World” [15:45]She shares how her childhood influenced her career aspiration [18:17]Carley shares the routine she uses to create a strong conscious mindset every morning [24:30]Where she often sees leaders fall “out of balance” and what the true “power skills” are [35:42]How to confront and work through emotions instead of avoiding them [49:26]An example of a leader with excellent inner and outer game from her book and life [57:45]www.carleyhauck.comCarley's Book: ShineLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/carley-hauck/Shine Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/www.hurdengroup.com
72:34 9/22/22
Money Memories, Knowing How Much Is Enough and Conscious Wealth: Brandon Hatton #4
#3 - Brandon is President and Chief Investment Officer of Hatton Investments.  He endeavors to help his clients live abundant, intentional lives. He specializes in family dynamics around multi-generational wealth and advises clients who seek to use their financial assets to help make a positive impact through investments and philanthropy. He is the author of "Conscious Wealth". Conscious Wealth helps readers achieve not only family communication and healthy personal interactions with money but also a means to greater impact the world through investments and a Conscious Wealth philosophyFalling back on the lessons learned during his own journey, Brandon provides a clearly illustrated mindset around money and a framework around investments, both of which allow readers to focus on what matters most during their wealth creation journey.Brandon has traveled the world many times over, opened a school in Egypt with a team of four co-founders, and taught history in Lebanon and Brazil. He enjoys sailing, reading poetry, and cooking whenever he has a chance.Brandon explains what Conscious Wealth is [10:05]The one question he was taught to ask prospective clients in his early wealth management days and why the financial industry perpetuates scarcity and fear [15:54]Brandon describes the first level in Conscious Wealth, Abundance. [19:49]Brandon's own money story about the danger of pursuing money above all else [23:50]How to discover your own level of scarcity [29:32]Determining how much money is enough [36:00]The "Enough Equation" [38:32]Difference between "enhancement" and "enrichment" and transforming money into purpose [42:08]Higher levels of Conscious Wealth: Impact and Unity [47:37]www.brandonhatton.comwww.hattoninvestments.comhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/brandonthatton/www.hurdengroup.com
54:07 9/15/22
Selling at the Top, How To Be Fully Present in Your Life, Turning Worries into Progress: Whit MacCuaig #3
#2 - Whit MacCuaig is the Vice President of Development and Finance at Chesapeake Real Estate Group (CREG). He has managed the development of Million's of Square feet of industrial real estate, deploying hundreds of millions in investment capital and construction financing.He also happens to be a long-time friend and one of the people living the most authentic lives I know. For many years, I've observed Whit making bold decisions with his career, his time, his family and his life.  Always moving to be in alignment with his deepest priorities.  In this conversation we discuss his experience of selling his home at the top of the recent real-estate bubble and his views on what's likely coming next.  We discuss learning to trust intuition, how to cultivate humanity in the work you do, how to prioritize the most important people in your life, how to free up your headspace to stay connected and present in your life and much more.  Show Notes:Selling a house at the peak of the housing market: [4:40]Trusting your instinct and intuition: [19:10]What Whit thinks is coming with commercial real estate: [27:00] How Whit thinks about his career and derives meaning from his work [33:48]Whit shares an incredible story of cultivating humanity in his work [38:50]Why being present with his family brings Whit the most richness in his life [45:42]How to make sure you prioritize the people you love in action not just intention [47:22]How to clear your mind to stay mentally present with loved ones and friends outside of work [51:34]Whit shares a belief that helps him feel less conflict and more connection with other people [59:16]Connect with Whit!: https://www.linkedin.com/in/whit-maccuaig-2a0057a4/www.hurdengroup.com
66:56 9/8/22
Creating Museum Days, Finding and Rediscovering Purpose, Sampling Exposure and The Cosmic Algorithm of Life with John Strelecky #2
#1 - John Strelecky is a #1 Bestselling inspirational author. His books (https://www.johnstrelecky.com/books/) have been translated into over forty-three languages and sold more than seven million copies worldwide. They have won bestseller of the year awards seven times and collectively spent more than one thousand three hundred weeks on bestseller lists, including more than three hundred weeks in the #1 spot. John’s entry into the world of writing began following a life changing experience when he was thirty-three years old. From that, he was inspired to sit down and tell the story shared in his first book - The Cafe on the Edge of the World. Within a year after its release, word of mouth support from readers had spread that book across the globe - inspiring people on every continent, including Antarctica. It has been a #1 Bestseller in multiple countries. John went on to write many other books including sequels to “The Cafe on the Edge of the World”, the “Big Five for Life” series of books, and more. When he isn’t writing, John is often outdoors in his kayak, riding a surfboard, playing beach volleyball, or traveling the world with his family. Their longest adventure was a year-long backpacking trip to see animals in the wilds of Africa, Malaysia and Australia.*Don't forget to hit subscribe so you never miss a new episode and please drop a review. It's the best way to support my growing podcast.Subscribe or review on Apple Podcasts HERESubscribe or review on Spotify HERE Resources Reference in the Episode: Study on Intuition:https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/9036851/Book on Teaching Kids Confidence: https://www.amazon.com/Confident-Child-Raising-Children-Themselves/dp/0393328961 John's Almamader: https://www.kellogg.northwestern.edu/ Big Five for Life Online Course: https://www.bigfiveforlife.net/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/johnstrelecky/ (@johnstrelecky)Twitter: https://twitter.com/JohnStrelecky (@JohnStrelecky)Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnstrelecky/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/johnstreleckySHOW NOTES: John explains his infamous hat [6:00]The intuition of book recommendations [14:00]Learning to trust your intuition [15:10]Where lack of self- confidence comes from [24:30]John explains one of life's greatest goals - being a participant and observer [30:45]The importance of picking challenges in life [47:00]John's path to becoming an author [49:00]John explains how to create what he calls "Museum Days" [54:20]How to discover and rediscover purpose [1:04:00]"Sampling exposure" to awaken big ideas [1:20:30]John describes the importance of "Non-Negotiables" [1:23:40]John's concept of the "Cosmic Algorithm" [1:28:20]John's explains "The Velcro Wall" and how it helps us know what to say yes to [1:37:00]How the "Ascending Life Curve" completely shifts the way we think about aging [1:40:00]Get in touch with me: My website: www.richlifeguy.comLinkedin: www.hurdengroup.com
114:01 8/29/22
Rich Life Lab: Trailer #1
Nathan is living a life long experiment to uncover and share the elements of a truly rich life. Not just financially.  Rich in time, rich in health, rich in mind, rich in heart and of course, rich in money.  He interviews those who have discovered life's richness, so that you can create the richest life imaginable for yourself.  www.hurdengroup.com
02:15 7/25/22