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What Do You Want To Do Before You Die? With Buried Life's Ben Nemtin

The Science of Success

In this episode we bring former Buried Life star Ben Nemtin onto the show to discuss one of the most important questions in our lives - what do you want to do before you die?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


26 Aug 2021

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Don't Bury Your Goals with Ben Nemtin

Not Almost There

Ben Nemtin is a Canadian producer, writer, speaker, and television personality. Ben Nemtin was born in Victoria, British Columbia. After graduating high school, Nemtin was selected as a member of the Under 19 Canadian national rugby team and earned academic and athletic scholarships to attend the University of Victoria. At University, fed up with the monotony of day-to-day life, Nemtin and his friends set out on a two-week road trip with a camera and a borrowed RV to complete a list of "100 things to do before you die." Along their journey, they asked people the question, "What do you want to do before you die?" For each item they accomplished on their list, they helped a complete stranger do something on their own list. Ben and his friend’s journey gathered attention, so the idea was picked up as a television show on MTV, The Buried Life, of which he is the creator, executive producer, and cast member. Nemtin is co-author of the book, What Do You Want To Do Before You Die?, which entered The New York Times Best Seller list. The show is no longer on air but Ben continues to use those ideals as well as the topic of mental health which he shares as one of the most sought-after keynote speakers. →IN THIS EPISODE… Joe talks with Ben about his journey from the pressure of being a collegiate athlete to discovering a quest for a deeper meaning for life through his MTV show, The Buried Life. Ben discusses goal setting, making bucket lists, and mental health. Ben provides many actionable ways you can get started today living your most fulfilling life, and not a life of longing or living vicariously through others. 🔍 Breakdown with Ben Nemtin: Chapter 1 (0:00​) Introducing Ben Nemtin Joe introduces Ben. Chapter 2 (1:50) From national rugby to The Buried Life Ben tells Joe about the peaks and the large valley that took him from a top rugby athlete to exploring more of what life has to offer with his friends. Chapter 3 (6:07​) Surround yourself with friends Diving deeper, Ben explores how he was able to surround himself with the right people who helped inspire and motivate him. Chapter 4 (18:03) Brain fitness Changing the stigma of mental health and being able to talk about it and seek help for it, Ben speaks out about changing the narrative. Chapter 5 (23:14) What to do after achievement Creating your list should evolve as you evolve, so ideally there will not be a moment when you are done.  Your list should be a reflection of you and fulfilling continually. Chapter 6 (26:54) Accountability for your goals 76% of people feel they lived a life for someone else, and not themselves. Ben explains how important it is to have an accountability partner to ensure you are completing the goals you set for yourself. Chapter 7 (​30:14) 30 over 3 Joe shares a plan he started with his wife. This framework is set so ⅓ is about you, ⅓ is about your family, and ⅓ is about giving back. Joe has this templated framework available for you to download on notalmostthere.com. Chapter 8 (​32:20) Most significant gift There have been so many opportunities to provide life-changing gifts for people over the years, and Ben shares his most memorable including giving a girl a bionic hand. Chapter 9 (42:28) Managing your time How you can carve out time if you find yourself thinking you don’t have enough time in your day. Ben gives actionable advice on how to do that, and it begins with prioritizing your day. Chapter 10 (46:18) Speed round questions Ben answers Joe’s questions about who inspires him, his favorite book, and more. Chapter 11 (49:37) Wrap-Up Joe concludes the episodes and provides a tool through the Not Almost There website to help with your own goals/bucket list Material Referenced in this interview: →What Do You Want To Do Before You Die? By Ben Nemtin 📞 Connect with Ben →https://www.bennemtin.com/ →https://www.bennemtin.com/set-a-goal/ →https://www.facebook.com/bennemtin/ →https://twitter.com/bennemtin →https://www.instagram.com/bennemtin/ 👊 To learn more about Not Almost There by visiting this link  → Not Almost There http://notalmostthere.com/​ Connect with Joe on social here: →Instagram https://www.instagram.com/joe_chura/​ →Facebook https://www.facebook.com/notalmostthere/​ →Twitter http://twitter.com/joechura


15 Mar 2021

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Ben Nemtin of MTV's 'The Buried Life': What Do You Want to Do Before You Die? (ep. 336)

Live Inspired Podcast with John O'Leary

In 2006, Ben Nemtin and three childhood friends started The Buried Life: a list of 100 things to do before you die. For every item on the list they accomplished, they helped a stranger cross something off their bucket list. Ben has crossed off 93 including write a New York Times bestselling book What Do You Want to Do BeforeYou Die?, make a TV show, be interviewed by Oprah (who called their mission “truly inspiring") and play basketball with President Obama (who said Ben is an “inspiration for a new generation”). Today, Ben shares what inspired the bucket list quest, its impact on millions to thrive personally and professionally and the practical steps you can take to create your bucket list today. SHOW NOTES: Growing up in Pleasantville: Although Victoria, British Columbia + his childhood was idyllic, Ben put unsurmountable pressure on himself leading to anxiety and crippling depression as a young adult. After being dropped from the national rugby team, Ben dropped out of school and became isolated. Rediscovering a zest for life, Ben + three friends set out on a two-week road trip with a bucket list of 100 things they’d like to do before they die, and helping others accomplish something on their list along the way. MTV's The Buried Life The series name The Buried Life was inspired by Matthew Arnold’s poem written in 1852 by the same name. "But often, in the world's most crowded streets, But often, in the din of strife, There rises an unspeakable desire After the knowledge of our buried life." Read the full poem here.  A-Ha, the Ripple Effect: During the 14-year journey, The Buried Life team was inspiring others to create and go after their own personal goals and passions. When creating an item for the list, which included play basketball with President Obama, ride a bull and sing the National Anthem to a packed stadium, they pretended they had $10 millions and that anything was possible. Get the full list here.  In 2006, a man named Brent wanted to deliver pizzas to the homeless shelter he spent three years living in. He pulled himself out of that homeless shelter by starting a business that relied heavily on a now-broken down truck. With $408, the team bought him a truck and felt the profound impact they were having on others. Valuing authenticity, they battled to executive produce The Buried Life when MTV signed them to a contract in 2010. “No goal is greater than any other goal.” Kissing the Stanley Cup was a reminder that no matter how mundane or epic a list item was, it was important as long as it was important to them. “You’re 77% more likely to achieve your goal if you have someone checking in on you.” Take action on your bucket list: Take 30 minutes to develop your initial list with things that are important to you, understanding it will evolve as you evolve. Create accountability by sharing your goals with others. Break down the bigger, more important items into smaller, tangible steps. “You are the architect for your own inspiration. Start taking steps towards your goals to create inspiration through action.” “Accountability and inspiration through action will drive us towards our personal goals.” Of the original 100, Ben looks forward to crossing off “make a movie” and “go to space”. Organically over time, Ben graduated into the next evolution of his career as the outrageous list items seemed less intriguing. How to manage + improve your mental wellbeing: Acknowledge that feeling any type of anxiety or depression is okay. Speak to someone you trust about these feelings, giving others the chance to help you. Develop a Resilience or Mental Health Toolkit with things that increase your wellbeing. BEN NEMTIN'S LIVE INSPIRED 7 1. What is the best book you’ve ever read? The Overstory by Richard Powers and Third Door by Alex Banayan. 2. What is a characteristic or trait that you possessed as a child that you wish you still exhibited today? Naivety. 3. Your house is on fire, all living things and people are out. You have the opportunity to run in and grab one item. What would it be? Mugs from when my grandfather was in the war. 4. You are sitting on a bench overlooking a gorgeous beach. You have the opportunity to have a long conversation with anyone living or dead. Who would it be? President Obama. 5. What is the best advice you’ve ever received? The truth will set you free. 6. What advice would you give your 20-year-old self? Slow down and smell the roses. 7. It’s been said that all great people can have their lives summed up in one sentence. How do you want yours to read? What do you want to do before you die? *** About our sponsor: Keeley Companies wholeheartedly believes that if you get the people right -the results will follow. They set themselves apart with a forward-thinking culture that empowers their people and fosters loyal partnerships. Keeley Companies are a proud sponsor, partner, and super fan of the Live Inspired Podcast. Learn more about Keeley Companies.


25 Feb 2021

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Ben Nemtin - Rethinking Your Bucket List

Beyond Speaking

Star of the MTV show The Buried Life Ben Nemtin joined us to share his insights on the importance of setting personal goals, how to become the architect of your own inspiration, and what it was like playing basketball with Barack Obama at the White House. To learn more about Ben Nemtin visit: https://premierespeakers.com/ben_nemtin Beyond Speaking is hosted by Brian Lord and produced by Eric Woodie


9 Feb 2021

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Bucket Lists, Buried Dreams, and Living Life Without Regret with Ben Nemtin

Better Etc. with Trista Sutter

Today on the podcast, Trista speaks with best-selling author, speaker, and one of the stars of MTV’s The Buried Life, Ben Nemtin, whose guidance helps people everywhere live their lives without holding back. Ben opens up about his personal experience with anxiety and depression and how his struggles eventually led him to find a support system and change his life for the better. Trista and Ben dive into the value of asking for help and guidance, unburying your dreams, and living the life you really want. Ben shares the story of how The Buried Life came to be, starting with that one time they casually crashed the VMAs and pitched it as a pilot to MTV (spoiler alert: it worked and they got the TV show of their dreams)! The two also cover bucket lists, regret, accountability, and so much more, with the ultimate goal of becoming their better selves.Learn more about Ben by visiting bennemtin.com. To connect with Ben or send him your bucket list, you can find him on Instagram @bennemtin, and you can follow your host Trista on her Instagram at @tristasutter.Be sure to rate, subscribe, review, and share with a friend so that we can all continue to be better together! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 7mins

17 Nov 2020

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If Not Now, Then When Will You Cross Something off Your Bucket List? with Ben Nemtin


Ben Nemtin is a Best Selling Author of, What Do You Want to Do Before You Die and the star of the MTV show The Buried Life. Ben is also the co-founder of the Buried Life Movement. Ben and his friends embarked on a journey to cross off their impossible bucket list items. In doing so, they would also help someone else achieve one of their dreams as well. What was originally supposed to be a fun two-week road trip ended up being a ten-year-long journey helping others achieve their dreams. Find out Ben’s story on this week’s episode. Key Takeaways A bit about Ben and how he made his first movie. Ben thought he was totally alone in his depression. What was supposed to be a two-week road trip, ended up lasting over 10 years. The day-to-day has a way of pushing our personal goals aside. How do you get your items off a bucket list and actually get working on them? Typically we wait until we feel inspired to go after our personal goals. We need to get over our own personal fears. How did Ben get out of his depression? Ben shares a story about how he and his friends helped someone scratch something off of their bucket list. Ben and his friends achieved the impossible by playing basketball with President Obama. Ben explains how you can change your core belief system. What “impossible” goal did Ben and his friends help someone else achieve? What does Ben wish he knew back then that he knows now? Keep Getting Better Theburiedlife.com


16 Sep 2020

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Peak Mind with Michael Trainer

Follow @michaeltrainer and @bennemtin and let us know your thoughts.https://www.bennemtin.comSubscribe to our email list with exclusive offers: http://www.peakmind.orgSupport our partner BLUblox:Http://www.blublox.comWant better sleep and performance?BLUblox - best blue light blocking glasses in the game."peak" for 15% off Support our partner One Farm:https://onefarm.com/peak/"peak mind" at checkout for 20% off your order!One Farm is:Single SourcedUSDA OrganicFull SpectrumOnly use Supercritical CO2 extractionSmall Batch


2 Jul 2020

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Peak Mind with Michael Trainer

Follow @michaeltrainer and @bennemtin and let us know your thoughts.https://www.bennemtin.comSubscribe to our email list with exclusive offers: http://www.peakmind.orgSupport our partner BLUblox:Http://www.blublox.comWant better sleep and performance?BLUblox - best blue light blocking glasses in the game."peak" for 15% off Support our partner One Farm:https://onefarm.com/peak/"peak mind" at checkout for 20% off your order!One Farm is:Single SourcedUSDA OrganicFull SpectrumOnly use Supercritical CO2 extractionSmall Batch

1hr 15mins

24 Jun 2020

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Big, Scary, Bucketlist Goals with Ben Nemtin

The Influencer Podcast

In this episode you’ll learn why being young, dumb and broke is super valuable and how to develop an unwavering belief in your dreams. Ben also outlines his powerful mental health toolkit and how he suggests bringing yourself back up when you’re feeling down. We chat about how most people are super willing to help you achieve your big goals, once you declare them, and how to look at risks and determine whether they’re real risks, or fake risks. What an incredibly inspiring discussion. Tune in now!  For exclusive content surrounding this and all podcast episodes, sign up for our amazing newsletter at www.theinfluencerpodcast.com. And don’t forget to snap and post a photo while listening to the show and tag me (@julssolomon)! One more thing! Make sure you subscribe to the podcast to stay up-to-date on the latest influencer insights and strategies.

1hr 10mins

17 Jun 2020

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Ben Nemtin’s Battle with Depression Led to a Broken-Down Van, a Camera, and a Bucket List of 100 Impossible Things - Ep 003

At The End of The Tunnel

Impact can occur in mysterious ways and we never really know the full, far-reaching nature of actions. Ben Nemtin, one of the creators of the wonderfully inspiring MTV show The Buried Life, has lived a life that shows just how much we can affect change through following our own passions and purpose. He joins us on the show today to share his journey, with all the ups, downs, and surprises along the way. We start out in his early years, his athletic aspirations, and the subsequent struggles he had with depression and anxiety. The way out of these low points came through lucky encounters and open-heartedness, something that Ben sees clearly now in retrospect.Click here for full transcript and show notes.

1hr 36mins

10 Jun 2020