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Are you living your bravest life? In today’s fearful world, living bravely has become indispensable for living well. Join me on the Live Brave Podcast as I share practical wisdom and empowering conversations with world-renowned thought leaders such as Marianne Williamson, Steve Forbes, Sri Sri Ravi Shanker and Tal Ben-Shahar that get to the heart of what holds us back. This podcast will inspire you to master fear, reframe failure and find the courage to step fully into your own power to enjoy greater success and fulfillment in your work, relationships and life. Want to be a change maker but too often doubt if you can? Listen, dare, then do.
Welcome to the Live Brave Podcast
Welcome to the very first episode of the Live Brave Podcast! I hope this podcast will inspire you to find more courage in your own life. To trust yourself more deeply, to speak more bravely, to connect more deeply, to embrace your humanity and to step more fully into your own power and purpose.
EPISODE 2: MARIANNE WILLIAMSON
Confront your deepest fear, change the world
Author of 12 books, Marianne Williamson has inspired millions globally to choose love over fear. In this passionate conversation, she makes a fiery and unapologetic call to action to take full responsibility, stop selling yourself short and step into our power to change the world.
EPISODE 3: PROFESSOR TAL BEN-SHAHAR
Is your quest for happiness making you miserable?
Creator of the most popular class in Harvard University’s history, bestselling author and positive psychology expert Tal Ben-Shahar unpacks the science of happiness to reveal the keys to a happier life and why expecting to be happy sets us up to suffer.
EPISODE 4: EMMA ISAACS
Overthinking it? Why daring to just ‘wing it’ can be your smartest move
Are you an over-thinker? Ever get stuck planning, preparing and procrastinating until you’re sure you can’t fail? Many do. “Stop thinking, start doing,” says Emma Isaacs, founding CEO of Business Chicks. Emma shares why action beats planning every single time and how to find the courage to jump in and bounce back stronger when you don’t land on your feet.
EPISODE 5: SRI SRI RAVI SHANKAR
Creating peace from the inside out
World renowned spiritual leader and humanitarian Sri Sri Ravi Shankar shares how to enjoy more peace of mind amid our busy lives and break down the psychological walls that fuel disconnection, depression, anxiety and inequality.
EPISODE 6: MARGIE SOLO RIFF
Plans derailed? Fear not. You are exactly where you’re meant to be.
Life is not linear. No matter how great your plans, it’s inevitable they will sometimes take a turn that you didn’t prepare for and don’t want. But life’s greatest gifts often emerge from our derailed plans. So if you’ve found yourself wrestling with a reality that is not what you planned on, you’ll enjoy hearing Margie’s journey of dealing with the curve balls that have come her way and how you can build your resilience to adapt faster to change and bounce back from setbacks with the mindset needed to turn every loss into a win.
EPISODE 7: LAYNE BEACHLEY
You will never feel ‘enough’ when you are driven by fear
World champion surfer and winner of seven world titles, Layne Beachley shares how fear drove her success but robbed her ability to enjoy it. Her courage to finally confront the truth of her life and to let go her constant striving holds a powerful lesson on living a truly brave life and redefining what it really means to succeed.
EPISODE 8: KRISTINA KARLSSON
Dare to dream the boldest vision for your life
Do you have a vision for your life that inspires you? Are you working toward goals that light you up? If yes, Margie’s conversation with Kristina Karlsson, founder of KikkiK and author of Your Dream Life Starts Here, will help you stay in action toward bringing it into reality. If no, it will help you give yourself permission to dream bigger and stop selling yourself short while providing practical strategies to get, and stay, in action. So if you’re feeling stuck or just need a reminder about why your biggest dreams matter, tune in. Your life is as big as you dare to dream it.
EPISODE 9: MARGIE SOLO RIFF
Got imposter syndrome? Get over your fear of being uncovered as a fraud.
If you’ve ever worried that one of these days people are going to discover that you aren’t as smart, knowledgeable, worthy, or [fill-in-the-blank] as they think, you’re not alone. In this podcast, Margie unravels the psychology behind the Imposter Syndrome, explaining why its the domain of high-achievers and how you can stop letting your fear of being exposed hold you back and keep you from owning your value and celebrating your success.
EPISODE 10: RICH FERNANDEZ
How mindfulness wakes us up to life
Developed at Google to help employees thrive and perform better under pressure, the Search Inside Yourself (SIYLI) initiative is now a global program with a mission to make mindfulness mainstream. Rich Fernandez, CEO of SIYLI, shares how you can cultivate mindfulness in your daily life to stay calm under pressure, manage stress, make better decisions, build deeper relationships and combat distraction to quiet your all too busy ‘monkey mind’.
EPISODE 11: MARGIE SOLO RIFF
Enough with proving, pleasing and impressing! Just be your ‘flawsome’ self.
In this episode, Margie unpacks why the most impressive people are those who aren’t trying to impress. They are so at home in their own skin that they have no need to prove, please or impress. They don’t name drop. They don’t puff out or pretend. They are just themselves. While we all like to be liked, by learning to let go our need to be more like anyone else, we liberate ourselves to become the best version of the fabulous, fallible and flawsome person we already are.
EPISODE 12: KRISTIN NEFF
Too hard on yourself? Why self-compassion isn’t just nice, it’s smart.
Many people can be pretty tough on themselves, focusing more on their faults and failings than on their strengths and wins. Maybe you’re one of them? If so you must listen to this interview with one of the world’s top experts on self-compassion, Dr Kristin Neff. She will share how to quiet your inner critic by being kinder to yourself and why doing so will actually help to boost your motivation, improve your learning and achieve more than you would by being super hard on yourself.
EPISODE 13: MARGIE SOLO RIFF
Don’t wait to know everything before you begin.
If you’ve been putting off getting into action, this episode is for you! So much of our potential and creativity never gets to see the light of day. Why? Because we have bought into the belief that we have to know everything or be masterful or have a fail-proof plan before we even start out. Margie will not only talk about the importance of stepping into action but how you can do it and why it will help you move forward far more quickly than waiting until you’re sure you’re ready (because that may take a lifetime!).
EPISODE 14: RACHAEL ROBERTSON
A lesson from Antarctica on embracing adventure.
Ever wondered what it would be like to spend a year in Antarctica? Former Antarctic Expedition Leader, Rachael Robertson shares how she ‘accidentally’ found herself leading a team of 120 in the world’s most extreme workplace; what it taught her about human nature and embracing adventure in our everyday lives.
EPISODE 15: MARGIE SOLO RIFF
What emotions are you spreading?
Emotions are contagious. The challenge we face in our everyday lives is spending more time feeling the positive emotions – optimism, gratitude, connection, confidence – that fuel our wellbeing and success, and less with the negative ones- fear, anxiety, resentment, blame – that don’t. Margie talks about how to short-circuit the low order (often destructive) emotions that sabotage success and hurt relationships and amplify the high order emotions that help you thrive. If you’ve been feeling flat or stuck or negative, listen up!
EPISODE 16: WARWICK FAIRFAX
A very public failure. How to create your own ‘second chance’.
There are few business figures who’ve suffered such a public fall from grace in Australia as Warwick Fairfax. At age 26, he took over his family’s 150-year-old media empire and within a few years, the Fairfax media dynasty had ended. In this rare interview, Warwick shares his extraordinary journey of re-finding himself after a very public failure. His ‘hard-won wisdom’ will inspire you to live life on your terms and find deeper purpose when life knocks you down.
EPISODE 17: MARGIE SOLO RIFF
How have you interpreted your failures? Why re-framing failure is vital for success.
Is a past experience of failure keeping you from taking the actions required to enjoy greater fulfillment and success? When we look at successful people we often overlook their setbacks and only see their triumphs. How you choose to interpret your failures will either move you forward or hold you back. Every failure can be turned into a stepping stone; every mistake a lesson on what not to do; every setback an opportunity to dig deeper and discover courage you didn’t know you had. Every story of success is also a story of pushing past failure. What story are you writing?
EPISODE 18: MARGIE SOLO RIFF
What makes a great marriage
There is no such thing as a perfect marriage, but as I celebrate my 25th wedding anniversary to a great man who has helped me become a better version of myself, I wanted to share a little hard-won wisdom about keeping love alive over the long haul. Whether you’re starting or ending a relationship or, like me, have been in one for over half your life, I hope my insights and stories of forgiveness and love will inspire you.
EPISODE 19: STEVE FORBES
Why you’ve got to risk more failure
Forbes Editor-in-Chief and two-time US Presidential candidate nominee, Steve Forbes shares why taking a leap into the unknown and reframing failure is crucial for success. Having led the digital transformation of Forbes, his insights will help you navigate uncertainty, take smarter risks and find opportunities amid disruption.
EPISODE 20: MARGIE SOLO RIFF
The gift of giving thanks
We all know that gratitude is important, but let’s face it, sometimes it’s hard not to get pulled into negative comparisons; to dwell on what’s wrong, or missing or who’s to blame. In this heartfelt podcast, Margie shares how we can practice living from gratitude, regardless of what is going on in our lives and how by doing so, it magnifies our blessings and helps us deal with our hardships with greater courage, grace and humor.
EPISODE 21: LINDA CRUSE
When you dare to change the world the impossible becomes possible
Linda Cruse is a force of nature whose humanitarian work around the globe has won her the praise of Sir Richard Branson, the Dalai Lama and HRH Prince Charles. It began when, as a stressed out single mum, she was struck with temporary blindness. It rocked her to the core but made her confront the question: “What is the point of living if it has no point?”. In this uplifting interview, Linda will share incredible stories that may well set your life on a whole new trajectory also. Her example will remind you that you are capable of far more than you think. You can find more about Linda, and her latest book – Leading from the Frontline – at www.lindacruse.com
EPISODE 22: MARGIE SOLO RIFF
Brave New Year: Dare to pursue your boldest vision in 2019
What would you love to accomplish in 2019? As you begin a new year, I invite you to “begin with the end in mind” and imagine what your ultimate vision of success looks like over the next 12 months. Only when you dare to connect with the boldest and most inspiring vision for your life (however scary!) will you find the courage, grit and resilience you need to become the person you’re capable of being. For more, read Margie’s Brave New Year blog at margiewarrell.com/blog