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Health coach turned podcaster, Chase interviews industry leaders in fitness nutrition and mindset. Messages to help you live a life EVER FORWARD.

Chase Chewning, MS, ACE CHC

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How we organize our day, the tasks we do at night, our bedtime routine, and our bedding all impact the quality of our sleep. 

We all know a person (or two or three) who brag about being able to run on 3-4 hours of sleep… but why? For Susana Saeliu, sleep is the foundation of her day… and for good reasons! “If I get a good night’s sleep, I perform best the next day and I want to be the best version of myself every day,” she says. Do you agree?

Susana is an adrenaline junkie, but she also values rest and relaxation. As an entrepreneur, car racing enthusiast, and EDM fan, she’s no stranger to a fast-paced life of excitement. Though, to be able to keep up with such a demanding life, you need high-quality sleep and bedding that’s perfect for you. 

Thus, Pluto Pillow, the first and only custom sleep pillow that’s crafted to your body stats, how you sleep, and what you like, was born. 

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Key Highlights

  • Susana sheds light on why sleep is so important for health and well-being while sharing the story behind why she developed the Pluto Pillow.

  • There’s variety in sleep preference: What may work for someone else may not work for you.

  • Susana shares her nighttime routine and the sleep hacks and strategies she uses to improve her sleep at night. 

  • Shocking discoveries from sleep research and Pluto customer feedback & How to know it’s time to get new pillows.

  • What it was like to be on Shark Tank as a growing entrepreneur and how it impacted Pluto during the pandemic.

Powerful Quotes by Susana Saeliu

There are times when I try to cram as much as I can in before bedtime because I feel that if I knock these things out, I will have a good night’s sleep without worrying, but because I’m rushing into all these tasks… I find myself then having a hard time falling asleep.

I know exactly what my North Star is and… sometimes I’m zigging and zagging… but I’m working towards that.

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You may be feeling lonely, disconnected, or lost - all of which can be signs of depression or past trauma. No matter what you are going through, we believe in every person’s intrinsic ability to heal. At times, a catalyst is needed to access your healing or breakthrough in your journey. Field Trip’s combination of medically administered psychedelic medicine with integrative therapy may be the catalyst you need.

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Every child has a dream of what they’ll be when they grow up. For Jesse Bradley, his dream was to be a professional athlete. His dream came to fruition, but at a price he never imagined he’d have to pay. 

During his time traveling the world, he landed in Zimbabwe playing professional men’s soccer. Though, medication meant to protect him from malaria brought on a brutal bout of illness, ending his dream career. “… and yet, it was the greatest growth period of my life,” he says, “I was fighting for my life for one year, it took 10 years to fully recover.”

When it seems like your life is falling apart, what do you rely on? For many, it’s hope, yet half of Americans experience hopelessness.

The good news is there are simple steps you can take to overcome hopelessness and find the light at the end of the tunnel. Jesse Bradley is here to share what he’s learned from his inspiring journey of illness, recovery, forgiveness, and resilience.

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Key Highlights

  • Jesse sheds light on how vulnerability helped him learn to grieve and still have hope, despite the pain and loss he was experiencing.

  • Surviving the darkness of mental health and suicidal thoughts.

  • Jesse shares his thoughts on his relationship with hope and how his definition of hope has changed since becoming ill.

  • The impact of forgiveness, relationships, and gratitude on your quality of life.

  • Jesse gives insight into how to overcome hopelessness and start a forgiveness practice.

Powerful Quotes by Jesse Bradley

When you feel like everything’s stripped away, you know, you wrestle with that question “Well, who am I and what am I all about? Where am I going? What are my options?” … and I think that’s where you grow the most.

When that, in the deepest part of my being, is there, that connection, that love from God, that seemed to rescue me from those options of anything I could do to harm myself.

Hope is much more of a foundation than a feeling.

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The pandemic, political disagreements, war… there are so many sources of separation and loneliness in the world. That’s why, now more than ever, we must shed light on the importance of human connection, attunement, and cultivating presence within ourselves as well as with others.

Meaningful connection is an innate, primal need from the time we’re born to the time we return to the dirt of the Earth. 

When we find that connection, we enter a flow state and even our brain waves become synchronized. Imagine the immense change and growth we could experience if we put more energy into connecting with ourselves and one another!

Dr. Edward Bodkin and Ashley Pallathra have co-authored the insightful book, Missing Each Other, that delves into the idea that learning about yourself makes it easier to connect with others. Listen in as they share glorious pieces of wisdom about self-awareness, human connection, and attunement.

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Key Highlights

  • How to bring more awareness and mindfulness into your life while staying present with the people around you.

  • Why is it so important to cultivate meaningful connections with others, especially now?

  • What happens physiologically when we’re completely immersed in presence with another human being.

  • Where did the concept of attunement come from and how is it used?

  • Dr. Bodkin and Ashley break down the 4 Components of Attunement & How to make conversations more meaningful.

Powerful Quotes by Dr. Edward Bodkin and Ashley Pallathra

This is something that everyone craves… especially with the rates of loneliness increasing and the difficulties of mental health. 

You can measure these waves of brain activity and when you see two people who are really in tune with each other, their brain waves literally get in sync with each other. They start to have the same rhythm and they synchronize to each other.

Everyone is always evolving and changing and you’re never going to be able to perfectly understand them, or even yourself, in any one given moment.

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Having been diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder Type 2 at the age of 20, Scout Sobel dropped out of college, couldn’t keep a job, and struggled to function as a part of society. 

It wasn’t until she found entrepreneurship a few years later that she found a purpose and a drive to be productive, creative, and take control of her life. 

Now, Scout Sobel is the Author of The Emotional Entrepreneur, Host of the Okay Sis Podcast, and Founder of Scout’s Agency. Most of all, she’s an advocate for people, especially women, to persevere in building the business of their wildest dreams, despite the hardships, challenges, or mental illness they experience.

Many people fear entrepreneurship not because of a lack of resources, funding, or education, but because they’re afraid to put themselves out there and start the journey. Do you resonate?

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Key Highlights

  • Scout explains her personal journey with entrepreneurship and mental illness that inspired The Emotional Entrepreneur.

  • The importance of cultivating emotional independence and radical responsibility as a business owner & How to foster emotional independence within yourself.

  • Ways anxiety shows up in entrepreneurs’ lives, as well as Scout’s life, & Working with your anxiety instead of against it.

  • Scout and Chase detail their experiences with living in a scarcity money mindset and finding financial abundance.

Powerful Quotes by Scout Sobel

Even when you live your purpose, even when you achieve your big dreams, challenging emotions come up and the way you navigate them will allow you to reflect and create an opinion on what you just achieved.

Entrepreneurship has high highs and low lows, just like my disorder does, and since I’d been in therapy since I was 14, I also recognized that entrepreneurship is the biggest personal development game in the world… in. the. world.

What are your relationships to your emotions and how can you use them to propel your life forward and feel fulfilled every single day?

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After being diagnosed with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), a chronic hormonal condition affecting 1 in 10 women, Rachel Blank struggled to find healthcare that met her needs and helped her manage her PCOS symptoms. 

Thus, she turned to the internet for support and later created Allara, an all-in-one virtual chronic collaborative care platform for women living with PCOS. 

Allara’s revolutionary platform not only gives you direct access to virtual healthcare, but it allows each of your healthcare providers to connect with one another so that you receive the best care possible. 

You deserve answers. You deserve solutions to your healthcare problems. You deserve a unified front that will support and care for you throughout your life, regardless of who you are or the condition(s) you have.

Listen in to learn how to be your own health advocate and seek out better healthcare solutions that suit you and your lifestyle!

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Key Highlights

  • Rachel shares her personal experience with unexplained health issues, being diagnosed with PCOS, her struggle with symptom management, and becoming her own healthcare advocate.

  • How PCOS affects your health and how Allara supports and cares for people with PCOS.

  • Rachel sheds light on the major downfalls of the current healthcare system and why innovation in telemedicine and digital healthcare is so important, especially in 2021.

  • Challenges and opportunities Allara faces in developing their virtual healthcare platform, including the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • How can influencers and content creators avoid spreading misinformation about health issues while still sharing their personal experiences?

Powerful Quotes by Rachel Blank

Women with PCOS, on average, take 2-3 years and multiple doctors to get a diagnosis, partially because… you’re going to so many different places and nobody’s connecting the dots for you.

The women that we’re talking about are facing some very serious healthcare comorbidities, so… For physicians, it is really important to them that we help these women get their health under better control and that we have a better way to improve these outcomes for them.

If we’re talking about a patient who is pre-diabetic, if we’re only treating their insulin resistance with medication, that’s not going to be successful. If we’re only treating their nutrition and lifestyle issues, but not helping them with the insulin resistance, they’re probably not going to be successful. You really need [that] integrated team approach that combines the medical aspect and the nutrition and lifestyle aspect.


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With all the stress and overstimulation we experience as humans in the 21st century, it’s becoming more and more difficult for us to exist and thrive in a state of peace and mindfulness. 

But what if we could cultivate our innate parasympathetic nervous system, or the “rest and digest” state, to bring more ease, well-being, love, and connection into our daily lives? 

Well, we can!

Through his struggle with addiction and failure, Robbie Bent discovered the life-changing benefits of meditation, breathwork, and psychedelic plant medicine. Since pursuing mind, body, and soul wellness, Robbie’s life completely changed and he’s now been sober for almost 6 years. 

From hitting rock bottom to becoming the Co-Founder and CEO of Inward Breathwork, Robbie Bent is on a mission to help others reach optimal health and gain control of their emotions through breathwork, meditation, hot and cold therapy, and more. 

“If you’re listening and need a break… this is it and it works for anybody."

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Key Highlights

  • How society has changed in the past few decades – Cell phone addiction, overstimulation, and stress-induced changes in our breathing patterns.

  • The difference between the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system.

  • How do you gain control of your nervous system and move into the “rest and digest” state through breathwork?

  • Robbie shares the science behind how cold therapy (like ice baths), heat therapy (like saunas), and breathwork increase longevity, boost mood and immunity, and benefit your overall health and well-being. 

  • The life-changing power of community and vulnerability.

  • How to start changing your health and well-being with small, simple steps.

Powerful Quotes by Robbie Bent

Your brain doesn’t know the different between real stress, like “I’m in danger,” and perceived stress, and so as a result, we’re always in this stress state. And the stress state can be useful, it’s like what we use to survive, however, it makes it very difficult to connect with emotion, to connect with meaning, and so we’re finding ourselves more and more in this state that we’re not meant to be in.

If you’re struggling to sleep, struggling with anxiety or focus, it could be that you have a breathing problem.

When you’re faced with stress, you can actually, through your breath, change your nervous system state. 

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Andrea Owen is a life-coach who helps high-achieving women let go of perfectionism, control, and isolation and choose courage and confidence instead.

She is known for her signature platform, “Your Kick-Ass Life”, which began in 2008 as a blog on all things women’s empowerment, before expanding it into a suite of educational tools such as podcasts and books.

Andrea is the author of 52 Ways to Live a Kick-Ass Life (2013), How to Stop Feeling Like Sh*t (2018), and, most recently, Make Some Noise: Speak Your Mind and Own Your Strength (2021).

Listen in as Andrea talks about the anger that motivated her to write Make Some Noise—driven by her belief that there is still so much to do in the realm of women’s empowerment in the 2020s, and that true change begins when women gain the courage to make some noise at the individual level.

She also gives her thoughts on what men can do to contribute to this cultural shift and why different lived experiences between males and females can actually serve as a bridge rather than a divide towards equality.

 

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Key Highlights

  • Andrea explains why restrictive societal expectations for women isn’t “the elephant in the room”, but the room itself.

  • How can men gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of women’s empowerment through their uniquely male lens?

  • What can women do as individuals to create real change on a cultural level?

  • Andrea shares why she believes that resiliency starts with a willingness to be vulnerable.

  • How can men and women work together to pave the way for greater respect and openness for each other’s differences?

Powerful Quotes by Andrea Owen

If you’re a man, anytime you bristle at something or think, “That can’t be true,” [...] just get curious about it. I’m not mad that that’s your immediate reaction. I’m just asking you to be curious about why you disagree.

For us as a culture, the only way we’re going to heal ourselves from atrocities that have happened due to our differences is to have more compassion and empathy. That starts with realizing that the world doesn’t revolve around you.

It’s our life journey to become better humans and it’s our life responsibility to make the world a better place.

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When actress Noel Elie was diagnosed with Lyme disease, she decided not to rely on mainstream medicine but instead opted to utilize alternative treatment modalities, beginning with plant therapy.

For Noel, her very first introduction to plant medicine through microdosing psilocybin and ayahuasca served as an amazing gateway into her journey toward holistic healing.

“I don’t look at it as being defiant; I look at it as being curious,” says Noel, speaking on her decision to look the other way despite her doctors’ advice at the outset of her diagnosis.

“Our bodies talk to us if we listen.”

Noel describes the painful letting-go process that followed when she realized that she and her husband had to find a new home after testing the house for mold, and how this process helped her become more intentional about her health and possessions.

Finally, Noel touches on the power of intuition and how to surrender yourself to it when faced with a decision.

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Key Highlights

  • Noel reflects on her decision to pursue integrative medicine versus settling for conventional options.

  • What exactly did Noel do to test for molds in her home, and why did she conclude that she could no longer live in that house?

  • Noel shares her transformative experience with plant medicine.

  • How do you become more in-tune with your intuition?

Powerful Quotes by Noel Elie

For anybody out there that has that little voice that says “yes” or “no”, maybe listen. You’re not always going to have the answers as to why—maybe it’ll come down the road; maybe it won’t come at all—but anytime I have listened to that voice, it has served me, exponentially.

You have divine sovereignty over our body, so claim it.

Healing does not have to be painful.


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Joe Percoco is the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Titan, which he refers to as “a premier investment firm, but for everyone.” Titan is Joe’s response to Wall Street’s reputation for catering almost exclusively to the ultra-wealthy.

His team is dedicated to the long-term growth of investors’ capital by following their “time-tested investment philosophy: identifying the rare species of stocks known as “compounders” and holding on tight.”

Listen in as Joe offers some high-level wisdom on the world of finance and why it’s crucial to think like an owner instead of a gambler in the investment world.

Asked about the necessity of risk in the investment world, Joe refers to the well-known saying: “Ships weren’t meant to stay in the harbor.” Hard-earned cash is not meant to be stuffed under your bed. Anybody who wants to grow their wealth has to take risks in the market.

In fact, adopting this attitude toward investing forges a mindset that sees opportunity even in a downturn in the economy. It is a mindset that gets you to say, “Let’s deploy every ship we’ve got ashore, because this is an amazing time to buy and invest.”

Joe also explains Titan’s unique vision-mission as an investment firm and his expectations for the future of the industry.

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Key Highlights

  • The equivalent of “batting average” in investing is your “compound growth rate”. Joe explains why so many people overlook this factor in their investment journey and why understanding it is the difference between ending up with a decent retirement account and ending up with “a massive wealth nest” that you can pass onto the next generation.

  • Joe defines “risk” in the financial world and how to assess whether or not to lean into it.

  • Joe speaks on the importance of thinking like an owner instead of a gambler whenever you invest.

  • What is one practical step you can take today to start creating a strategy for financial growth?

  • Joe describes his vision to develop technology that allows investors to build a global portfolio with the touch of a button.

Powerful Quotes by Joe Percoco

Investing is actually really simple, but it’s really hard to do. The biggest driver in the difference between having a good chunk of money in one’s retirement account versus a massive wealth nest that will go to another generation is what’s called your “compound growth rate”.

Most people don’t understand risk, but it’s inherent to be able to grow one’s wealth.

Ships weren’t meant to stay in the harbor. [...] You have hard-earned dollars. [...] You need to set sail. If you’re smart about it, you’ll make it to a better destination.


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Aug 23, 2021

EFR 516: How Entrepreneurs Can Win in Business Without Chasing Profit with Ryan Kelley

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Ryan Kelley is the Founder and President of The Home Loan Expert, which he built from the ground-up, with zero capital, in the middle of the Great Recession in 2008. Today, the company is one of the fastest-growing direct mortgage lenders in the country.

Asked how he did it, Ryan says that, from the very beginning he simply put his focus on anything but profit and never taking his foot off the gas, even as he began to experience growth. In an industry typically characterized by greed, The Home Loan Expert found tremendous success by running in the opposite direction and paying it forward.

Ryan speaks on the initiatives that fuel his passion for what he does.

His love for the outdoors inspired him to establish The Keep Climbing Foundation, which initially came from an idea between him and his friends to climb mountains to raise money for childhood cancer. Today, the foundation supports a variety of causes that are in need of financial support and awareness.

Having missed out on the opportunity to serve in the military, Ryan was driven to create Hero Loan, a program that shortens the turnaround time to complete a VA home loan—from up to 60 days down to as little as 14 days.

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Key Highlights

  • There was a point in Ryan’s life when he thought he would run out of money buying groceries. He shares how he found the willpower to stay the course in business instead of giving it up for his old, well-paying job.

  • How did Ryan know for certain that his dream was worth fighting for even when he didn’t know exactly how he would achieve it?

  • Ryan shares how his regret for not having served in the military inspired him to establish the VA Hero Loan program.

  • What would Ryan tell his younger self to let him know that he is on the right path?

Powerful Quotes by Ryan Kelley

We were kicking butt in St. Louis. We were that renegade brand. But it wasn’t just how good we were at mortgages. We were giving back and doing a lot of other things like raising money. These are important to me.

It’s not just about climbing mountains. It’s about, keep climbing in life.

It is so important, regardless of your business, to know your clients, to be your clients: to breathe like your clients, to eat like your clients, to do the same things as your clients. The more you can put yourself in their shoes, you won’t have to sell.

Find something that’s important to you. Maybe it’s mentoring. Maybe it’s rescuing stray dogs. If you find something in life that’s more than just work, you do the work just to help you do more of that.

For transgender activist Precious Brady-Davis, her turning point came when she realized that she had to love herself firstbefore she would be able to open her heart and attract those who could truly love her. “People can’t give you what you don’t have.”, she says.

Having grown up in the Pentecostal faith, she recalls her seemingly endless struggle with being othered by her own religious circle for being a biracial, gender-nonconforming kid. But the same “neglect, instability, and abandonment” that she experienced daily as a child only fueled her determination to find acceptance—even if it meant stepping away from her faith community.

Her journey led her to become what she is today: “A trans woman fully actualized, absolutely confident, and precious.” She lives with her husband Myles—who is transmasculine—and infant daughter Zayn.

In July 2021, Precious released her memoir, I Have Always Been Me, in which she looks back on 35 years that began with immense trauma, and how she was able to turn it all around.

 

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Key Highlights

  • Precious looks back on her struggle to embrace her identity while being othered by her own faith community.

  • How does Precious define and express love as a member of the LGBTQ community who still believes in God?

  • What can someone do today to gain greater awareness of and appreciation for diversity (i.e. race, sexual, orientation, etc.)?

  • Precious gives two pieces of advice on embracing your authentic self, no matter how your identity is perceived by society.

  • How do you stop feeling shame for who you are?

Powerful Quotes by Precious Brady-Davis

Once I came into alignment that I could be a person in the LGBTQ community and that I could still be spiritual, that opened up so many doors for my mental health and for my physical being.

Shine in the places that you can. Be yourself. You will find a place where they will love and accept you. Get involved in a community that is affirmational.

Shame is that thing that you have to talk to and say, “Fall off.” Shame is that self-talk of, “I am not that.” [...] Fighting shame is a muscle that you have to build over time.

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