Stay Grounded with Raj Jana
39. Dr. Steve Young - When One Billion People Need YOUR Help
“If you just work with amazing people, helping a billion isn’t as crazy as it sounds.”
I first heard this guest speak at a recent event and I was hooked immediately.
Dr. Steve Young has, what many would call, a crazy goal.
In fact he calls his mission to help a BILLION people love their way to building their greatest legacy by providing the tools and systems for success his ‘moonshot’ goal.
But as you’ll hear in this episode, it’s not as crazy as it sounds.
Since 2001 Dr. Steve has personally healed over 7 thousand people and influenced countless more indirectly. Using functional medicine and drawing upon science-based principles, Steve helps people resolve their physical ailments so they can return to health and high energy.
He’s all about the process - not the hacks. Specifically, Steve inspires people to transform their relationship with food so they can regain control of their body and leverage health to live a happier life.
“We all have this ability of heightened intuition. Our reality is so much more than the five senses.
“How do I get my productivity in today in a way that is serving of my health and my happiness.”
But this episode is about so much more than food, nutrition and weight loss. Instead, we dig deeper into what drives Dr. Steve to do what he does.
Steve explains that how we do one thing is how we do everything.
In other words, whatever you’re doing with food, you’ll be doing with your work and relationships too. But obstacles are just opportunities. When you can transform your roadblocks into a new door, fear dissolves and a new path opens up.
So if you’d like to live to 150 and you’re ready to explore a new relationship with food, life, goals, and health, you’re going to love this deep conversation with Steve.
As well as practical tips, we also talk about tuning into the ‘magic’ that’s always there to guide you towards the life where maximum happiness awaits.
So listen in now and discover why Steve has become one of my favorite people!
“You want to have goals, but you need to practice taking off your blinders and being open to what I call magic.”
“Our brains have infinite wisdom. The power is in the question.”
Some questions I ask:
- How did you land on your moonshot goal? [3:42]
- Was there a turning point in your life that made you shift from wanting to help people to look sexy, to wanting to help people heal? [4:20]
- When you talk about healing, are you referring to the body, the mind, or the spirit? [6:01]
- What are the starting steps to manufacture miracles in your own life? [10:55]
- Give me a story of how the power of saying YES led to an experience you didn’t expect. [14:10]
- How do you cultivate the trust to say yes to opportunities where the end result is unclear? [15:49]
- How do you balance staying yes with staying focused so you don’t get stuck with shiny object syndrome. [17:00]
- What have you learned that would help you fast-track your progess if you could do it all again with what you know now. [19:00]
- What questions can people ask themselves to make better choices about their health and happiness? [24:23]
- How do you celebrate life? [32:56]
- How many different times have you seen the same fear show up in your life? [39:00]
- Where does our intrinsic need to go faster come from? [42:00]
- In the midst of everything, how do you stay grounded? [44:37]
In this episode, you will hear about:
- Following the magical breadcrumbs from the universe. [1:30]
- How Richard Branson created a turning point for Steve and inspired him to upgrade his goal to a billion. [3:30]
- Pushing back against the messaging of the fitness industry - ‘you’re not good enough unless you can do this’. [5:15]
- The drive to help people on a deeper level that led to a shift from mechanical to ‘complete’ healing. [6:20]
- Steve’s incredible stories of profound healing. [8:20]
- ‘What is the universe trying to reveal that’s in your best interest’. Why being goal driven can make you blind and the importance of taking off the blinders and see what’s in the periphery. [11:00]
- The filter that Steve runs everything through to help him say yes to the right things. [18:10]
- How Steve defines self care for 2018 - and the power of overlapping activities and removing labels. [21:50]
- Why stress is not good or bad and why a lack of stress can make you die easier. [25:00]
- Why our relationship with food (not the tactical diets) dictates everything. [27:25]
- How Steve defines healthy, what you should eat 80% of the time, and the three core values to adopt when it comes to food. [31:30]
- How Steve embraces and transforms fear. [35:15]
How to contact Steve:
- Visit www.drsteveyoung.com for anything about health, mindset, healing, parenting, and living longer.
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282. 282. Bailee Buckendorf: Softening Into Adversity50:56When confronted with adversity, it is natural to tense up and resist what is happening. But what if there’s a more intuitive approach to managing adverse life experiences that leaves you feeling emotionally resilient, connected to forces unseen, and held by the graceful hands of life? Bailee Buckedorff’s life turned upside down when she lost her husband to suicide and was left to tend to her 3 young children on her own. Shortly afterwards, she “fell” into an opportunity to learn from and be held by Guru Singh, a celebrated 3rd generation yogi and master spiritual teacher. Fast forward 4 years, Bailee is now the founder of 13 Moons - an online community that showcases a library of Guru Signh’s teachings and provides tools like guided meditations and kundalini to help you stay grounded through a daily spiritual practice. This podcast is the story of a woman who has allowed herself to be led by spirit through the darkest of times. She fell into entrepreneurship through seemingly divine orchestration, by listening to what wants to happen and acting in the direction of what she hears. We discuss the power of slowing down in times of adversity, using reflection as a tool for growth, and the power of operating in life through the lens of your unique design. Hope you guys enjoy it.Resources mentioned13 Moons Website - https://the13moons.studio/Guru Singh’s Website - https://gurusingh.com/
281. 281. Nina Lombardo: Embodying The Divine Feminine51:15Emotional avoidance can leave us feeling empty and disconnected. In this episode, we'll explore the power of feminine embodiment and the impact it can have on helping you find the emotional fulfillment you've been searching for.This episode’s guest is the founder of The Way of Devotion, the incredible Nina Lombardo.In her work as a teacher, mentor, and artist, Nina supports women in embodying their most authentic mental, emotional, and spiritual expressions. Through workshops, retreats, and private mentoring, she provides women with somatic-based tools to embody their love and deepen their capacity for intimacy and connection, so they can create the lives and relationships they yearn for.But these tools and practices aren’t just for women. We all have both masculine and feminine energy within us. I was specifically drawn to Nina because her teachings are conveyed in a way that is accessible to men as well.Learning to harness and work with my inner feminine has created profound levels of depth and connection in my life. I hope this episode gives you the tools and information to unleash more emotional fulfillment in yours.Contact Info:www.wayofdevotion.comInstagramIf you have a moment, please leave the podcast a review on whichever platform you listen on. Reviews go a long way in helping me understand what you love (and don’t love) about the show.—Disclaimer: Please note that the information provided in this podcast is for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical or mental health advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of a qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical or mental health condition. Never disregard professional medical or mental health advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have heard on this podcast.
280. Raj Jana: Quieting Your Inner Critic50:00I’ve known for a while that April would be a big month. Earlier in the year, I booked an 8-day ayahuasca retreat with 21 other men. This is the most nights I’ve sat in a ceremony, and the first with a group of men. I spent the first three weeks of April prepping for the event. It was important to me to get clarity on the intentions I wanted to take into ceremony. The retreat was an invitation to explore what’s been hiding in my shadow - the source of my greatest fears and my greatest potential. It’s been a long road to get to this point in my life, but something inside me knew it was time to ask myself the bold questions that I was afraid to know the answers to.What resulted was the most transformative journey I’ve ever experienced. I found the root of my inner critic, and replaced the critical voice in my head with that of a compassionate guide. My relationship with myself has shifted entirely. More than that, I now understand what it means to love myself fully - and it’s changing how I show up in every single area of my life. I share many more details and takeaways in the episode, including: Using feelings in the body as a gateway to healingRecognizing and communicating with the different voices within Cultivating compassion for the protective mechanisms that cause pain. The power of seeing others as a mirror. What’s possible when you feel trapped emotions. Honoring the commitments I make with myself. And more…Thank you all for giving me the gift of your attention. I hope you enjoy this month’s reflection episode.P.S. If you have a moment, please leave the podcast a review on whichever platform you listen on. Reviews go a long way in helping me understand what you love (and don’t love) about the show. And don’t forget to subscribe to ensure you never miss an episode again!PSS. If you guys want support implementing any of the practices mentioned on this episode, head to www.liber8.health.—Disclaimer: Please note that the information provided in this podcast is for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical or mental health advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of a qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical or mental health condition. Never disregard professional medical or mental health advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have heard on this podcast.
279. 279. Mike Clark: Balancing Surrender vs Power01:03:35Mike Clark is a dear friend, seasoned serial entrepreneur, and passionate life enthusiast who’s on a mission to master the dance between embracing life's flow and stepping into personal power. With a track record of building and exiting several successful businesses and a deep-rooted passion for being alive, Mike's explorations have taken him into some fascinating realms of personal, spiritual, and creative development (which we cover in depth in the episode).When it comes to surrendering into one's truth and creating a life that is in alignment with ALL of you, it is necessary to embrace our authentic selves fully and prioritize STAYING connected to what really matters. Mike shares several examples from his own life where he consciously chose to surrender his ambitions when he knew they were not aligned with his true purpose. Clark's insights offer valuable advice on recognizing when to let go of endeavors that do not serve our authentic selves and finding courage in living according to our inner truth.We thrive on your feedback, so if you’ve enjoyed this show, please rate us and leave us a review. And don’t forget to subscribe to ensure you never miss an episode again.
278. 278. Mike Wareing: Embracing Humility and Lifelong Learning54:23Mike Wareing is one of the more inspiring human beings that I've had a chance to be around in Nosara. Mike is a seasoned fitness expert with over 40 years of experience and a passion for helping others embrace a healthy lifestyle with humility and grace. Born into the family that started America’s oldest gym (Wareing’s Gym), Mike has cultivated a unique perspective on health and well-being which he shares generously with those around him. His relentless pursuit of personal growth and ability to find meaning in life's challenges has made him an invaluable source of inspiration and guidance for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of themselves and the world around them.At 69 years old, his infectious energy and zest for life is beyond inspiring. I hope Mike's wisdom and outlook on life is an empowering reminder of the power we ALL have to stay young, vibrant, full of life as we move through the rollercoaster of life. Links:https://wareingsgym.com/We thrive on your feedback, so if you’ve enjoyed this show, please rate us and leave us a review. And don’t forget to subscribe to ensure you never miss an episode again.
277. 277. Raj Jana: Releasing Repressed Anger51:16Over the last several years, I’ve spent a lot of time learning how to feel several uncomfortable emotions like sadness, grief, and shame. But anger is another story. I’ve always had a hard time connecting to my anger, and I know I’m not alone. Most of us are not taught how to deal with anger in the moments we feel it because of all the conditioning and “rules” we have around expressing anger. As a result, it just gets stored in the body and fuels reactive behaviors and emotional triggers. These emotional triggers don’t fully stop occurring until you release what’s been buried in the unconscious mind for years, some decades.March was a profound month of learning to release repressed anger that never fully got felt growing up. I had a few profound healing experiences and enlightening conversations led to some significant breakthroughs in my emotional well-being. Thank you all for being. I’m beyond grateful that I get to share this journey with you all. Love you guys! If you have a moment, please leave the podcast a review on whichever platform you listen on. Reviews go a long way in helping me understand what you love (and don’t love) about the show. And don’t forget to subscribe to ensure you never miss an episode again!PS. If you guys want support implementing any of the practices mentioned on this episode, head to www.liber8.health.—Disclaimer: Please note that the information provided in this podcast is for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical or mental health advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of a qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical or mental health condition. Never disregard professional medical or mental health advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have heard on this podcast.
276. 276. Lindsay Sukornyk: Learning To Be The Parent You Needed49:40This episode is with my soul sister and dear friend, Lindsay Sukornyk. Lindsay is a TEDx speaker, transformational leadership coach for game changers, mama of 4, and one of the most inspiring souls I know. Her depth and willingness to navigate the edges of her psyche is one of my favorite things about her. In this deep dive conversation recorded LIVE in Nosara, Lindsay and I discuss using parts therapy to practice self love, learning to parent yourself as a form of self therapy, and how awareness is THE most powerful medicine of all. It was an incredibly enlightening conversation that left me nourished from the inside out. I hope you guys enjoy listening to this one as much as I did recording.Disclaimer: The content of this podcast is not intended to replace professional mental health support. Listeners should always consult with a licensed mental health professional before using any tools or strategies discussed on the show.LinksWebsiteInstagramWe thrive on your feedback, so if you’ve enjoyed this show, please rate us and leave us a review. And don’t forget to subscribe to ensure you never miss an episode again.
275. 275. Ali Katz: Living The Vision Of Your Life01:00:50In this episode, we hear from my dear friend Ali Katz, founder of newlawbusinessmodel.com, who shares her journey of reinvention after experiencing bankruptcy. We talk about how to lean into rock bottom experiences as catalysts for change, trusting that life has a much bigger vision for you than you can imagine during challenging times, and leaning into the deep inner work to alchemize everything that’s getting in the way of living your grand purpose. This raw and insightful conversation is packed with wisdom and inspiration. I hope you enjoy it.
274. 274. David Henzel: Choosing Love Over Fear44:56In this episode, we chat with my friend David Henzel, a serial entrepreneur and recovering introvert who is passionate about helping others move through their fears and create lives they love. David shares how a mantra he learned in a yoga class sparked a decade-long journey of doing things he was once terrified of doing. We also learn about David's latest venture, Managing Happiness, an online program that teaches people how to apply business principles to improve their relationships and leadership skills. Tune in to discover how David's journey can inspire you to transform your life too.Contact info:Managinghappiness.com Lovenotfear.comWe thrive on your feedback, so if you’ve enjoyed this show, please rate us and leave us a review. And don’t forget to subscribe to ensure you never miss an episode again.