Rank #1: DB 039: Strength Sensei Charles Poliquin On Training World-Class Athletes And His Fitness Tips For You!
In today’s episode, Eva and Olga welcome Charles Poliquin, also known as the Strength Sensei, who has trained over 800 Olympic Athletes. For our customizable nutrition download and show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/39
Rank #2: DB 152: Back To School Challenge - Choose Positive Friends!
This episode is being published around the time that most of our younger Big Dreamers are back to school after summer vacation. To start the school year off right, Eva thought it would be fun to do a Back To School challenge. Typically, in the first month of school, students tend to gravitate towards the groups of classmates that they will spend the majority of their time with throughout the school year. Eva challenges all of the students listening to choose friends with positive attitudes about school and life in general. She also explains WHY choosing to surround yourself with positive people will have an impact on how you perceive the world, and the scientific evidence to back it up! By the same token, she highlights the dangers of surrounding yourself with negative peers. This is such an important lesson to teach our kids at a young age, and a good reminder for the adult Big Dreamers listening as well.
Rank #3: DB 003: How BLACK Overcame Bullying With A Yo-Yo And Became A World Champion
In this episode, Eva and Olga welcome world yo-yo champion BLACK. He shares with the Dream Big community his journey from being bullied at school to becoming the world’s best yo-yo performer.
Rank #4: DB 099: What Should You Do When You Get Angry (And What You Should Never Do!)
This episode covers a topic that is rarely discussed on the podcast, and that is anger. We often talk about the importance of having a positive attitude, but sometimes -- especially when something that is unfair has happened -- we are human and get angry. But what you do (or do not do) when you get angry is the focus of this episode. Eva shares a classic story to illustrate her point -- that it is best to control your temper and make sure you are calm rather than responding in anger. We think you’ll love the story she shares, and the lesson we can all learn from it. For our show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/99
Rank #5: DB 115: Jocko Willink, Retired Navy Seal Officer, On Why Discipline Equals Freedom
Jocko is a decorated retired Navy SEAL officer. He was a Navy SEAL for 20 years, and was the commander of SEAL Team Three, Task Unit Bruiser, the most highly decorated Special Operations Unit of the Iraq War. Now, Jocko teaches leadership, strategy, tactics, fitness, and jiu-jitsu to people all over the world. For our show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/115
Rank #6: DB 117: Ruby Rose Turner, Star of “Coop And Cami Ask The World” On Shining Your Light On The World
Ruby Rose Turner is an actress, dancer, singer and model who began her professional career at the age of 7 as a dancer on an episode of Univision Miami's longest running hit TV show, "Sabado Gigante." Currently, Ruby stars in the Disney Channel series "Coop And Cami Ask The World,” in which she plays the title role of Cameron “Cami” Wrather. For our show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/117
Rank #7: DB 004: 5 Ways To Stay Positive & The 7-Day Positive Mindset Challenge
In this episode, Eva shares the power of having a positive mindset and offers her top 5 ways for staying positive. For our customizable download challenging you to keep a positive mindset of 7 days, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/4
Rank #8: DB 119: Chris Colfer, Golden Globe Winning Actor & Author of Land Of Stories On Creativity & Courage
Chris Colfer rose to fame as a Golden Globe-winning actor best known for his role as "Kurt Hummel"" on Glee. But to Eva, Chris is the author of one of her favorite book series -- The Land Of Stories. Eva has devoured all of the books in the series, so she was beyond thrilled when Chris agreed to come on the podcast. And as you’ll hear, he was super nice, gracious with his time, and has tons of amazing advice for you Big Dreamers! And later that same evening, we saw that Chris was on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon! So he started his morning talking to Eva and end with Jimmy. Now that’s an epic day of interviews :) For our show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/119
Rank #9: DB 030 : Astronaut Chris Hadfield On Achieving The Impossible & Making Burritos In Space
Rank #10: DB 035: Minimalist Joshua Fields Milburn On Living A Meaningful Life With Less
Rank #11: DB 013: Celebrity Dog Trainer Zak George On Positive Training & The Dog Lover Challenge
Rank #12: DB 024: One-Handed Pianist Nicholas McCarthy On Fulfilling A Big Dream That Many Thought Was Physically Impossible
In today’s episode, Eva and Olga welcome Nicholas McCarthy, the only one-handed pianist to graduate from the Royal College of Music in its 130-year history. For our customizable “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” download and show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/24
Rank #13: DB 091: Simon Sinek On The Importance Of Starting With Why!
Simon Sinek is an unshakable optimist, and we were thrilled he agreed to come on the Dream Big Podcast -- as we have been great admirers of his work for years. If you haven’t read “Start With Why” -- we consider it a must-read and offer our highest recommendation. For our show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/91
Rank #14: DB 043: Vanessa Van Edwards On How To Make New Friends & Feel Confident
In today’s episode, Eva and Olga welcome best-selling author Vanessa Van Edwards, who shares some great tips on how to make new friends and be more confident when interacting with people. For our customizable “Me Too!” challenge and show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/43
Rank #15: DB 082: Jolly Good Fellow Chade-Meng Tan On Finding Inner Peace To Achieve World Peace
Chade-Meng Tan is a Google pioneer, award-winning engineer, international bestselling author, thought leader and philanthropist. He retired from Google as its Jolly Good Fellow at the age of 45. He is currently the Chairman of the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute and Co-chair of One Billion Acts of Peace, which has been nominated eight times for the Nobel Peace Prize. For our show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/82
Rank #16: DB 090: How Achieving Your Big Dreams Is Like Playing The Bean Boozled Game
In this solo episode, Eva shares an analogy about how chasing your Big Dreams is a lot like playing the Bean Boozled game. It’s a super fun episode and an analogy that will definitely resonate with anyone who has ever done the Bean Boozled challenge. For our show notes and fun rhyme, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/90
Rank #17: DB 081: Going Deep With Extreme Cave Diver Jill Heinerth
Jill Heinerth is an extreme cave diver who gets to dive deep inside underwater caves, search for never before seen ecosystems inside giant Antarctic icebergs, and explore the magical underwater world. Jill’s curiosity and passion about our watery planet is the driving force in her life. For our show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/81
Rank #18: DB 124: The Chicken & The Eagle Story -- Why You Should Choose Friends Who Are Also Big Dreamers!
We have spent a lot of energy sharing our thoughts on how you achieve your Big Dreams -- but in looking at our past episodes we realized that we have focused almost exclusively on the individual’s journey. These topics -- such as developing self-belief, persistence, and hard work -- are all vital to achieving your Big Dreams. But we realized we had not adequately addressed the importance of your peer group, specifically making sure you surround yourself with other Big Dreamers rather than Debbie Downers. Expanding on the old phrase “Birds of a feather flock together,” Eva shares the story about the Chicken and the Eagle. This fable about a majestic eagle living with chickens does not have the happiest of endings, but we believe the lesson is an important one that all of our Big Dreamers (especially the young ones) must learn! Please enjoy this powerful episode. For our show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/124
Rank #19: DB 121: How Big Dreamers Are Just Like LOBSTERS!
In today’s episode, Eva shares a powerful life lesson taught to us by Lobsters. Yes, LOBSTERS. You never know who is going to be your mentor on the Dream Big Podcast. Haha. So you are probably wondering at this point -- Lobsters? What in the world can Lobsters teach us about life? Don’t worry -- I would be wondering the same thing myself -- but then our family came across a video of a Rabbi - Dr. Abraham Twerski -- who shared such a beautiful and powerful story about Lobsters that we just had to share it with our Big Dreamers. And of course, Eva shares how she applied the story in her own life and how all you Big Dreamers can do the same!For our show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/121
Rank #20: DB 098: Zig Ziglar’s Timeless Quote: You Don't Have To Be Great To Start, But You Have To Start To Be Great
In this week’s episode, Eva answers a question from a Big Dreamer who is interested in starting her own podcast. Jenny from Long Island has been waiting for 2 years to launch her podcast because she is trying to get everything perfect before she publishes her 1st episode. Eva shares a great Zig Ziglar quote -- “You Don't Have To Be Great To Start, But You Have To Start To Be Great” -- and encourages Jenny to get started now. There is a great lesson for all Big Dreamers, young and old, who are pressing the snooze button on their dreams. There is never going to be a perfect time to start, and you always learn so much about yourself during the process. For our show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/98