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Hell Yes Life

On the Hell Yes Life podcast, you’ll hear inspiring stories and actionable tips from purpose-driven authors, speakers, leaders, artists, adventurers and world changers that will motivate you to start or grow your own passion-based, world-changing business.

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099: How to Grow your Business by Changing your Mindset with Stephanie Scheller

​Hell Yes Lifers, today my guest is Stephanie Scheller. After three years in corporate America, Stephanie ramped up her sales training and coaching business in only four and a half months to completely replace her corporate income and walked away to run Scheller Enterprises, a company focused on disrupting the way the world goes into and stays in business.As attention shifted to creating a global impact, Stephanie founded Grow Disrupt, a company passionate about helping business owners look at their business with different eyes to find opportunities to grow and streamline.… Read more


28 Apr 2020

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023: Carlyn Montes de Oca on Why She Created “Dog as My Doctor, Cat as Nurse”

Today on the Hell Yes Life podcast, I’m excited to have as my guest animal advocate Carlyn Montes De Oca. Carlyn is animal-human health expert, speaker and author of the brand new book “Dog as My Doctor, Cat as My Nurse: An Animal Lover’s Guide to a Healthy, Happy, and Extraordinary Life.” Carlyn is a former film editor and she has worked on such classic movies as "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids" and "Three Men and a Little Lady".… Read more

2 May 2017

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051: Spreading Positivity through PEAR Cards – with Nathan Anderson and Matthew Roberts

Note: Click here to access my bonus interview with Nathan and Matthew about the key factors to keep in mind when launching a Kickstarter campaign.Today my guests on the Hell Yes Life podcast are Nathan Anderson and Matthew Roberts. Nathan and Matthew are the founders of PEAR cards, and PEAR stands for Positive Engagement and Response.Nathan and Matthew created PEAR cards, a card-based activity for families, friends, coworkers, classrooms, or any social situation to help create positive communication.… Read more


26 Sep 2017

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015: How to Live Large with Less with Felice Cohen

Felice Cohen is the author of “90 Lessons for Living Large in 90 Square Feet (...or More)” which came about after a YouTube video of her 90-square-foot Manhattan studio went viral. According to Felice 90 Lessons is a want-to guide motivating others to “live large” in any sized space. Felice writes the blog “Living Large in Any Space” and has been a professional organizer for 20 years.Felice is also the author of “What Papa Told Me,” a memoir about her grandfather’s life before, during and after the Holocaust. The… Read more

21 Mar 2017

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013: How to Uncover your Passion through Life Purpose Alchemy with Lisa Cherry Beaumont

Lisa Cherry Beaumont is a Life Purpose Coach, Workshop Leader, and Author of bestselling book Life Purpose Alchemy: Discover what fulfils you and do what you love for a living. Using her unique 6-step system, Lisa helps people who are stuck doing work they don’t love, and those who find themselves hopping from one frustrating business to the next, to understand what’s meaningful to them so they can do work or create a business that makes them happy and keeps them motivated.… Read more

7 Mar 2017

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017: How to Find Your Voice and Speak Your Truth with Robert Galinsky

Today my guest is Robert Galinsky. Robert is a public speaking coach, spoken word artist, playwright, activist and, as he describes himself, a town crier. He currently teaches teenagers at Rikers Island Jail through the Literacy for Incarcerated Teens program and through GalinskyCoaching.com, and he is the founder of the Galinsky Vounteer Vanguard.He is the Head Speaker Coach for TEDxTeen and TEDxFultonStreet and he is a contributing editor for the new site The Fresh Toast.… Read more

28 Mar 2017

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019: How to Achieve Happiness from the Inside Out with Maura Sweeney

Maura Sweeney is an author, Huffington Post contributor, international speaker, podcaster and creator of the Foundations of Happiness eCourse. She is also the trademarked Ambassador of Happiness, a title she earned pursuing her own Hell Yes Life, starting in her 50's. Now Maura shares her "Living Happy - Inside Out" mantra through books, podcasts, videos, and blog posts. Combining reflective questions and insightful stories, Maura helps individuals find their voice, entrepreneurs develop their brand and leaders emerge into their most authentic, influential and highest versions of self. She… Read more

11 Apr 2017

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091: How to Achieve Everyday Peace with Dr. Dravon James

Hell Yes Lifers, today my guest on the podcast is Dr. Dravon James. Dravon is the founder of Everyday Peace and the author of the book, Freedom is Your Birthright. As motivational speaker, Dravon’s goal is to educate, empower and inspire others to build the life of their dreams no matter what shows up in their lives- good, bad, or otherwise.Dravon is the happy mother of two teenagers, a wife of 23 years, a successful pharmacist, motivational speaker, author, and an actress whose career credits include a recurring role on HBO’s acclaimed “The Wire”, as well as many stage plays and independent films.… Read more


3 Mar 2020

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059: On Finding Your Voice

Today on the podcast I wax rhapsodic on the topic of finding one's voice...or more specifically, my voice. Why are we doing what we're doing? Is it to get more likes or followers? Or is it because it's what we really think or care about? Are we asking ourselves the dream-killing question "What will they think of me?" or are we asking: "What do I think of me? What do I want to do? What do I love?… Read more


2 Feb 2018

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020: How to Live Your Great Big Life with Dawn Armstrong

This week my guest is Dawn Armstrong, the founder of Live Your Great Big Life. Dawn, who is otherwise known as the “Possibility Ninja”, has spent the last 15 years cultivating leaders and creating thriving communities with elite athletes, scientists, teachers, teens and most recently as a mentor life coach. Dawn is an athlete, biochemist, educator, leadership guru, disruptive speaker, adrenalin junkie and mother of two. A former teacher, Dawn saw an opportunity to create programs that would build courage, confidence and creativity in people and she went for it.… Read more

18 Apr 2017

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049: From the Presidents to Caspar Babypants: How Chris Ballew Found His True Calling as a Children’s Singer

In this episode of the Hell Yes Life, I speak with Chris Ballew as he recalls his meeting with Madonna while performing in the band The Presidents Of The United States of America. Chris talks about his experiences with Beck, in both performing and learning from the singer songwriter. Chris discusses The Beatles and their influence on his own career, how he dealt with fame and popularity, as well as how he went from famous rock star to children’s singer songwriter.… Read more


12 Sep 2017

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090: How to Fail Forward with Miha Matlievski

Hell Yes Lifers today my guest is Miha Matlievski, who is otherwise known as the Fail Coach. Miha has forged his approach to helping entrepreneurs and business execu­tives by using a monumental personal failure and eventual redemption to help get others where they need to go to find their personal success and fulfillment.At just 18 years old, Miha Matlievski, a Slovenian high school dropout, dreamed of becoming a suc­cessful entrepreneur. 12 years of hard work that resulted in four successful businesses and a personal net worth of $15M.… Read more


18 Feb 2020

Rank #12

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060: Why You Need to Set Boundaries with Crazymakers

In this episode, I talk about a topic that I have discovered (over the course of recording this episode) that I am passionate about, and that topic is...well, if you read the title of the episode, you know what the topic is: Crazymakers and how to set boundaries with them. In truth, we only start to touch on the actual boundary-setting piece, but I think this is a good primer on a topic I'll likely return to again in the future.… Read more


6 Feb 2018

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057: Hitting the Pause Button

This week on the Hell Yes Life podcast, I announce that I'm going on hiatus for awhile, and leave you with some  thoughts on what it means to live a Hell Yes Life to ponder during the break. Thank you for a great first season of the podcast,  and see you in 2018!Subscribe to HYL!You can subscribe to the Hell Yes Life podcast on iTunes or a number of other podcast apps. Please leave an honest rating and review.… Read more


7 Nov 2017

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How to Make Enemies with the Present Moment (and 2 Ways to Stop)

This week on the Hell Yes Life podcast, I'm doing another blogisode. It's called "How to Make enemies with the Present Moment, and 2 Ways to Stop. Feel free to listen to the episode, read the post below....or both! We'll be back next week with another interview episode.​How to Make Enemies with the Present Moment (And 2 Ways To Stop)Here's the thing about deciding to pursue your dreams: As soon as you do, you may well find yourself making enemies with your present circumstances.… Read more


24 Oct 2017

Rank #15

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How to Rise From the Ashes and Transform Your Life with Giovanna Capozza

Giovanna Capozza is my guest on the Hell Yes Life podcast this week. Giovanna is a Master Life Coach, Emotional & Spiritual Intelligence Educator and Mind/Body Expert. She began her spiritual and personal development journey over 20 years ago and now acts as a catalyst for the transformation of the mind and the belief systems that hold you back and sabotage your life, relationships and businesses.In 2013 Giovanna shifted her focus to work predominantly with women who are ready to start playing a bigger game and living a bigger life.… Read more


31 Oct 2017

Rank #16

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058: Lessons from the Sh*tstorm

On today's episode, I check in with an update about the family crisis I'm in the midst of that caused me to pause the podcast at the beginning of November. Over the course of this rather long, rambling episode, I also talk about some of the lessons I've learned so far from going through one of the most challenging times in my life. Toward the end, I go over the parameters of this "Season 2" of the podcast (Short version: I'm in Minimum Viable Podcast mode, and the only rule is, there are no rules.)… Read more


30 Jan 2018

Rank #17

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012: How to Connect with your Audience with Tom Schwab

Today my guest is entrepreneur Tom Schwab. Tom founded Interview Valet, which is a business that connects podcast hosts with podcast guests. Tom helps small business owners, entrepreneurs and solopreneurs get featured on leading podcasts their prospects are already listening to. He then he shows them how to turn listeners into customers.EXCLUSIVE OFFER for Hell Yes Lifers: Visit interviewvalet.com/hellyes and get the 9 Secrets to Getting Booked on your First Podcast, and more!On this episode you'll learn:Why Tom thinks we should wake up every morning saying "Hell Yes!"… Read more

28 Feb 2017

Rank #18

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011: Step 1 – Find your Hell Yes (5 Steps to a HYL)

In this first episode of my new mini-series, "5 Steps to a Hell Yes Life", we start with what may sound like an obvious step: Finding your Hell Yes.We talk about some of the mental barriers that may be holding you back from doing the excavation work needed to find your Hell Yes, and how you can overcome those barriers using a simple plan.I have created a simple guide to accompany this episode, which you can download here on the episode page. … Read more

23 Feb 2017

Rank #19

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026: Why Britany Felix Ditched the 9-to-5, Hit the Road, and Started Living Unconventionally

Britany Felix, host of the travel podcast, Living Unconventionally, is my guest on today's show. In the Spring of 2016, Britany Felix and her husband quit the highest paying jobs they’d ever had, sold almost everything they owned (including their home), and began traveling the Western United States in their RV. Britany is also the owner of Custom Podcast Editing where she helps everyday people discover the power of podcasting and how to get their message out into the world.… Read more

16 May 2017

Rank #20