Rank #1: DB 149: The Most Important Conversation You'll Ever Have
Recently, we became familiar with the work of David Goggins, bestselling author of Can’t Hurt Me. David had an incredibly tough childhood --and was going down a very dangerous path in life. Ultimately he defied all odds, became an active Navy SEAL and then later a world class ultra athlete and world record holder. Now, unfortunately, we can’t recommend the book for our younger Big Dreamers as it certainly not intended for kids -- but for our adult Big Dreamers -- we highly encourage you to check out David’s inspiring work and follow his highly entertaining Instagram. While his content is not suitable for kids -- there are many important lessons David shares in his book and videos that younger Big Dreamers can benefit from. In this podcast episode, Eva shares David’s thoughts on the most important conversation you’ll ever have -- which of course is the conversation inside your mind. Your self-talk will determine whether you get started and whether you continue or quit when the going gets tough. We love David’s advice on the subject and Eva shares some examples of how she has applied it in her own life in recent months. Enjoy this powerful episode! For our show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/149
Rank #2: DB 001: Introduction | What To Expect | Meet your hosts Eva and Olga Karpman
In this episode, Eva and Olga explain why they created the Dream Big Podcast, what to expect, and share some fun facts about themselves. Plus, they challenge the Dream Big community to a Dream Big Challenge. Get your custom download at DreamBigPodcast.com/1
Rank #3: DB 002: Dana Wilde On How To “Train Your Brain” To Achieve Your Dreams
In this episode, Eva shares the SMART goal-setting framework and how she has used it to launch and grow the Dream Big Podcast. To create your own customizable SMART goal activity sheet, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/16
Rank #4: DB 034: The 7 Most Important Life Lessons I Learned When I Was 7
In today’s episode, Eva is on her own and shares the 7 most important she learned as a 7-year-old (she just turned 8!). For our customizable “Gratitude Is The Best Attitude” download and show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/34
Rank #5: DB 148: The Amazing Michael Hirsch On How Loveworks Inspires Students to Be Leaders & Dream Big
This week, we are so excited to introduce you to the amazing Michael Hirsch and the incredible organization he runs in Oklahoma called Loveworks. We know that Michael is amazing and Loveworks is incredible because we actually flew to Oklahoma a few months ago to meet Michael and visit the summer leadership camp that was in session at Loveworks, which coincidentally is also called Dream Big. Michael had discovered the Dream Big Podcast, and was kind enough to invite Eva to be the keynote speaker at the leadership camp. This was Eva’s first experience speaking on stage, and Michael and his team could not have been more gracious. Listen to this engaging interview to learn more about Michael, Loveworks, and Eva’s experience speaking at the summer leadership camp. For our show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/148
Rank #6: 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 #7: 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 #8: 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 #9: 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 #10: 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 #11: DB 070: Kristen Ulmer On Why You Should Embrace Fear Rather Than Avoid It!
Kristen Ulmer is a thought leader and fear specialist who radically challenges existing norms around the subject of this deeply misunderstood emotion. Learn how Kristen embraced fear during her reign as the best female big mountain extreme skier in the world at DreamBigPodcast.com/70
Rank #12: DB 074: Dr. Kate Stafford On The Ocean’s Magical Underwater Soundscape.
Dr. Kate Stafford has worked in marine habitats all over the world, from the tropics to the poles, and is fortunate enough to have seen (and recorded) blue whales in every ocean that they visit. In this episode, Dr. Kate shares some of her unbelievable recordings underwater in the Arctic where you’ll hear sounds from bearded seals and different whale species. For our show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/74
Rank #13: DB 135: Your Life Is A Gift! Be Grateful For It :)
Have you ever opened a gift either for your birthday or a holiday, and discovered that what was inside the box was not something you wanted? Let’s say your Grandma gave you a sweater in a color that you are not a fan of -- and you really don’t need any more sweaters any way. Now, if you tell your Grandma: “This is the worst present I have ever received. I hate the color. I don’t even need a sweater. Take it back.” How excited do you think Grandma will be to give you more gifts? Now contrast that to a situation where you receive a gift and you react with gratitude. “Grandma thank you so much. I love that you are always thinking about me and want me to stay warm this winter. You are the best. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.” With a reaction like that -- do you think your Grandma will be more or less likely to want to get you more gifts in the future. In this episode, Eva explains how life works the same way! The more you find to be grateful for, the more you will have to be grateful for. For our show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/135.
Rank #14: DB 069: Jim Kwik On Improving Your Memory (And Life!) With Acronyms
Jim Kwik is the founder of Kwik Learning and a widely recognized world expert in speed-reading, memory improvement, brain performance, and accelerated learning. Listen to Jim share his top tips for memory improvement with Eva and Olga: DreamBigPodcast.com/69
Rank #15: DB 030 : Astronaut Chris Hadfield On Achieving The Impossible & Making Burritos In Space
Rank #16: DB 147: Why Your Values Are Way More Important Than Money, Fame, or Power!
We are super proud of all of Eva’s accomplishments with the Dream Big podcast, the work she is putting into creating the Academy which will launch later this year, and how she continues to push outside of her comfort zone (most recently by delivering a Keynote at the Love Works Summer Leadership camp in Oklahoma). But we always emphasize that it is her values and character that are way more important than any fame, money, or accolades she can earn through the Podcast (and wherever her Big Dreams take her!). In this episode, Eva shares a powerful story about how money, fame and power cannot buy happiness. At the end of the day, your worth is not defined by the toys you have, the clothes you are wearing, the car you drive, the house you live in – what truly matters is the quality of the relationships you have and the memories you create with those you love. For our show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/147
Rank #17: 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
Rank #18: DB 068: Mentalist Oz Pearlman Will Blow Your Mind!
Rank #19: DB 084: Oceanographer David Gallo On Our Mysterious & Astonishing Oceans
David Gallo works to push the bounds of oceanic discovery. Active in undersea exploration (sometimes in partnership with legendary Titanic-hunter Robert Ballard), he was one of the first oceanographers to use a combination of manned submersibles and robots to map the ocean world with unprecedented clarity and detail. For our show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/84