Do Life Better Podcast

The habits, tips and strategies you need to live your life a little better each and every day.

About the show

My name is Dave Jorna, and my mission is to help people live their lives a little better each and every day. I enjoy chatting with people about the latest and best tips, strategies, and habits that help you be happier, healthier, and more purposeful, and I’m sharing these with you on my podcast. Please rate and review the podcast if you enjoy it. Let’s do life better each day.

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Episodes

  • 111: Dr Justin Coulson: Building Resilience (Part 1)

    May 25th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  33 mins 50 secs
    covid-19, dr justin coulson, focus, gratitude, happiness, happy families, health, healthy, hope, isolation, lead, leadership, meditation, mental health, mindfulness, motivation, positivity, productivity, psychology, raising resilient kids, relationships, resilience, resilient kids, study from home, success, wellbeing, wellness, work from home

    If your resilience is being tested more than ever right now, you're not alone. I know that mine is too! Just recently, I discovered some ways of building resilience that I hadn't considered very much beforehand, and these came from today's guest, Dr. Justin Coulson. I enjoyed chatting with Justin so much that we went longer than expected, and I don't want you to miss any of his powerful, actionable tips, so I've split the chat into two episodes. This is the first half.

  • 110: Stephen Scott: Courageous Leadership & Delivering On Meaningful Purpose

    May 18th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  49 mins 26 secs
    covid-19, focus, gratitude, happiness, health, healthy, hope, isolation, lead, leadership, meditation, mental health, mindfulness, motivation, positivity, productivity, psychology, relationships, resilience, stephen scott, study from home, success, the 15 disciplines, wellbeing, wellness, work from home

    If you are a leader, want to be a leader, are led by someone else, or want to make a difference for others, then this episode is for you. Given that effective leadership is so important during difficult times, I invited a very popular previous guest, Stephen Scott, to gain his tips and strategies for leading well in this climate.

  • 109: Change A Stress Into A Challenge And Here’s Why

    May 11th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  14 mins 17 secs
    cass dunn, covid-19, crappy to happy, focus, gratitude, happiness, health, healthy, hope, isolation, meditation, mental health, mindfulness, motivation, positive psychology, positivity, productivity, psychology, relationships, resilience, study from home, success, wellbeing, wellness, work from home

    Have you ever noticed that you're more productive, creative and make better decisions when you are feeling positive? It's the same reason why you may often come up with the perfect argument or reasoning but only after the heat of the moment has passed. When you are stressed, your brain works very differently to when you are feeling good. During this solo round, you'll discover why and how your brain operates under both conditions and what you can do to be more creative, productive. open and better in many areas by simply changing one thing.

  • 108: Matt Griggs: How To Stop Reacting & Survival Of The Wisest

    May 4th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  53 mins 25 secs
    covid-19, focus, gratitude, happiness, hope, kelee meditation, matt griggs, mental health, motivation, positivity, productivity, psychology, resilience, study from home, success, wellbeing, wellness, work from home

    One of the main areas of my life I’ve been working on lately is who I am being on the inside. After all, what’s happening on the inside shapes and colours everything that’s happening on the outside. And, in some situations, the only thing we can control or change is who we are being internally. Today’s guest, Matt Griggs, has been one of the biggest inspirations in my pursuit of gaining a higher level of presence and wisdom as well as the ability to be a considered response instead of an emotion fuelled reaction.

  • 107: Cass Dunn: Going From Crappy To Happy Isolation Style

    April 27th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  47 mins 50 secs
    cass dunn, covid-19, crappy to happy, focus, gratitude, happiness, health, healthy, hope, isolation, meditation, mental health, mindfulness, motivation, positivity, productivity, psychology, relationships, resilience, study from home, success, wellbeing, wellness, work from home

    How often do you find yourself thinking, "I'll be happy when all this passes". Or, do you often talk about how you'll be happy when you get that new job or promotion, find a new partner or get the new car? Instead of postponing happiness by making it conditional on certain events happening, it's important to remember that true happiness can found here and now. In this episode, we catch up with Cass Dunn, a coaching and clinical psychologist, and mindfulness expert. Cass’s last episode on how to go from Crappy to Happy in 12.5 minutes was one of the most popular episodes so far. This time, Cass is back for another episode to help us go from crappy to happy during the current climate.

  • 106: Dr Jo Lukins: How To Stop Should-ing On Yourself & High Performance Habits To Help Right Now

    April 20th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  47 mins 57 secs
    covid-19, dr jo lukins, elite, focus, gratitude, habits, happiness, high performance, hope, mental health, motivation, positivity, productivity, psychology, resilience, study from home, success, wellbeing, wellness, work from home

    Given that connection is even more important right now, I thought I would reconnect with some previous guests and get their advice and best tips for navigating these times. To start this series, I catch up with Dr Jo Lukins and discover how and why to stop should-ing on ourselves and how the habits of elite athletes can help us right now.

  • 105: 6 Steps To Be Happy And Thrive

    April 10th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  17 mins 23 secs
    covid-19, flourishing, focus, gratitude, happiness, hope, mental health, motivation, positive psychology, positivity, productivity, psychology, resilience, study from home, success, thriving, wellbeing, wellness, work from home

    Have you ever noticed that some days you feel more tired and flat than others? Or, that some people seem to be happy, productive and successful while others struggle? Well, chances are that when things are going really well, you are probably doing the 6 steps for flourishing, called PERMA(H). During this episode, I'll take you through these 6 steps so you can start using them today.

  • 104: Staying Motivated and Productive While Working From Home

    April 3rd, 2020  |  Season 2  |  9 mins 57 secs
    covid-19, focus, gratitude, happiness, hope, mental health, motivation, positivity, productivity, psychology, resilience, study from home, success, wellbeing, wellness, work from home

    Are you having to quickly adjust to working from home? If so, you’re probably finding out the hard way that this can take a whole new level of discipline, motivation and focus. This episode steps through the proven habits and strategies to keep you productive.

  • 103: Do These 4 Things During Difficult Times

    March 27th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  11 mins 43 secs
    covid-19, faith, happiness, hope, mental health, positivity, psychology, resilience, schools, students, success, teachers, wellbeing, young people

    When times are tough, it's natural to wish that things will be ok. However, wishful thinking doesn't help, because that can too often turn into a victim mentality. Instead we need to be hopeful. During this episode you will discover the true power of hope and how to be even more hopeful.

  • 102: The One Habit For Taking Valued Action

    March 27th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  18 mins 30 secs
    attitude, covid-19, gratitude, health, impact, influence, inspiration, mental health, mindfulness, motivation, positivity, relationships, wellbeing, wellness

    Right now, it's more important than ever to spend focus on your wellbeing, self care and the impact and influence you are having on those around you. So, who you are really being. Are you being a reaction to the world around and with in, or are you being a considered response?

  • 101: How I Find Strength And Calm During Difficult Emotions

    March 27th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  13 mins 43 secs
    covid-19, gratitude, happiness, hope, mental health, positivity, psychology, r.a.i.n., rain, resilience, success, wellbeing, wellness

    Welcome back for season 2! During these difficult times of COVID-19, let's focus on the strategies and habits you can use to continue doing your life that little bit better each day. One of the first places to start is knowing how you can still take positive action despite feeling stressed, anxious, worried and concerned. During this episode, you will discover the 4 things you can do still be at your best despite the emotions you are experiencing.

  • 100: Celebrating, Pausing, and Ending Season 1

    April 26th, 2019  |  12 mins 34 secs
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    Can you believe we have reached episode 100? Since we have come so far, it is time to pause and reflect. We can get so caught up in the day to day busyness that we can forget the bigger picture. Also, this is the end of a very long first season.

  • 99: Achieving Beyond Your Current Situation with Michael Puhle

    April 23rd, 2019  |  46 mins 58 secs
    achievement, anxiety, appreciation, athlete, attitude, biohacker, blessing, boss, brain, brain health, breath work, business, calmness, celebrity, challenge, champion, change, children, dave jorna, determination, do life better, education, elite, emotional intelligence, entrepreneurship, exercise, expert, family, fear, fitness, grateful, gratitude, greatness, grit, happiness, happy, health, healthy eating, home, hope, interview, kids, lead, leader, leadership, life, life hacks, living, meaningful life, meditation, meeting, meetings, mental health, mental health days, michael puhle, mindfulness, mindset, mood, movement, nutrition, overcoming anxiety, overthinking, persistence, personal trainer, podcast, positive, positive attitude, positivity, productivity, purpose, purposeful life, resilience, running, school, science, self care, self worth, signature strengths, sleep, social, stress, stress release, struggle days, students, success, successful, technology, values, volunteering, wellbeing, words with oz, worth, worthwhile life, you are enough

    What do you desire the most in life? For most of us, this can be a difficult question to answer. But, it's in seeking this desire that you can find your truest self, and in doing so, reach well beyond your current situation. Today's guest is Michael Puhle, his mission is to inspire the globe to be more ambitious and as a result, more fulfilled. He will share with you how you can achieve beyond your current situation.

  • 98: Creating a Fully Vibrant Life Free From Insecurity with Jaemin Frazer - Feel Good Friday

    April 19th, 2019  |  5 mins 35 secs
    achievement, appreciation, athlete, attitude, blessing, boss, brain, brain health, business, celebrity, challenge, change, children, dave jorna, determination, do life better, education, emotional intelligence, entrepreneurship, exercise, expert, family, fear, fitness, grateful, gratitude, greatness, grit, happiness, happy, health, healthy eating, home, hope, insecurity, insecurity project, interview, jaemin frazer, kids, lead, leader, leadership, life, life hacks, living, meditation, meeting, meetings, mental health, mindfulness, mindset, mood, movement, nutrition, oneminutecoach, persistence, personal trainer, podcast, positive, positive attitude, positivity, productivity, purpose, resilience, running, school, science, self care, self esteem, self worth, sleep, social, students

    What would it mean to you if you could live a fully vibrant life by being free from insecurity? Jaemin Frazer is an expert in the area of creating lasting change in people’s lives by removing doubt, fear and insecurity and will share with you the inspiration and wisdom you need to make positive change and help you show up at your best and bring your whole life to those around you in a loving way.

  • 97: Smarter, Sharper Thinking (Part 2) with Dr Jenny Brockis

    April 15th, 2019  |  27 mins 6 secs
    achievement, anxiety, appreciation, athlete, attitude, biohacker, blessing, boss, brain, brain health, breath work, business, calmness, celebrity, challenge, champion, change, children, dave jorna, determination, do life better, dr jenny brockis, education, elite, emotional intelligence, entrepreneurship, exercise, expert, family, fear, fitness, grateful, gratitude, greatness, grit, happiness, happy, health, healthy eating, home, hope, interview, kids, lead, leader, leadership, life, life hacks, living, meaningful life, meditation, meeting, meetings, mental health, mental health days, mindfulness, mindset, mood, movement, nutrition, overcoming anxiety, overthinking, persistence, personal trainer, podcast, positive, positive attitude, positivity, productivity, purpose, purposeful life, resilience, running, school, science, self care, self worth, signature strengths, sleep, smarter sharper thinking, social, stress, stress release, struggle days, students, success, successful, technology, values, volunteering, wellbeing, worth, worthwhile life, you are enough

    In this half of the chat with Dr Jenny Brockis, she dives into the other two key areas of creating smarter, sharper thinking to help you live and operate at your peak every day. Make sure you've listened to the first half of the interview (episode #95) already to give the background to the tips and strategies you'll hear in this episode.

  • 96: The Power Of Hope - Feel Good Friday

    April 12th, 2019  |  5 mins 34 secs
    achievement, anxiety, appreciation, athlete, attitude, biohacker, blessing, boss, brain, brain health, breath work, business, calmness, celebrity, challenge, champion, change, children, dave jorna, determination, do life better, education, elite, emotional intelligence, entrepreneurship, exercise, expert, family, fear, fitness, grateful, gratitude, greatness, grit, happiness, happy, health, healthy eating, home, hope, hopeful, hopefulness, interview, kids, lead, leader, leadership, life, life hacks, living, meaningful life, meditation, meeting, meetings, mental health, mental health days, mindfulness, mindset, mood, movement, nutrition, overcoming anxiety, overthinking, persistence, personal trainer, podcast, positive, positive attitude, positivity, productivity, purpose, purposeful life, resilience, running, school, science, self awareness, self care, self talk, self worth, self-awareness, signature strengths, sleep, social, stress, stress release, struggle days, students, success, successful, technology, values, volunteering, wellbeing, worth, worthwhile life, you are enough

    Do you wish or hope for things to work out? It turns out that there is a big difference between the two. One is a form of a victim mentality and the other is a survivor mindset. During this Feel Good Friday, I’ll share with you the power and outcomes of being hopeful and how to increase your levels of hope.