Do Life Better Podcast

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

100 episodes of Do Life Better Podcast since the first episode, which aired on October 21st, 2017.

  • 84: Your 5 Determines Your Happiness And Success - Feel Good Friday

    March 1st, 2019  |  4 mins 45 secs
    achievement, anxiety, appreciation, athlete, attitude, blessing, boss, brain, brain health, breath work, business, calmness, 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, inner strength, interview, kids, lead, leader, leadership, life, life hacks, livin, living, matthew ames, 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, social, stress, stress release, stronger than you know, struggle days, students, success, successful, technology, values, volunteering, wellbeing, will to live, worth, worthwhile life, you are enough, you are the average of the 5 people you associate with the most

    It’s time to revisit your 5. You are literally the average of the 5 people you associate with the most. Your values, beliefs, mindset, relationships, health and wellbeing, levels of happiness, ambitions, income, whether you smoke or not, and much more are all directly related to the 5 people you associate with the most. When you surround yourself with the rigth people, you spend less time questioning and doubting yourself, less time worrying about the negativity of others, and more time being and building your greatest self. You then have more to give those you love, to your family, your friends and colleagues. During this Feel Good Friday, I share with you the importance of surrounding yourself with the best 5 people for you.

  • 83: Being Open To Everything And Affected By Nothing (Part 1) with Matt Griggs

    February 25th, 2019  |  52 mins 6 secs
    achievement, anxiety, appreciation, athlete, attitude, blessing, boss, brain, brain health, breath work, business, calmness, 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, inner strength, interview, kelee meditation, kids, lead, leader, leadership, life, life hacks, livin, living, matt griggs, matthew ames, meaningful life, meditation, meeting, meetings, mental health, mental health days, mick fanning, 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, stronger than you know, struggle days, students, success, successful, surfing, technology, values, volunteering, wellbeing, will to live, worth, worthwhile life, you are enough

    Imagine the level of self belief and confidence you could create if you weren’t affected by the negativity of others and if you weren’t inhibited by your own fears. Attaining this degree of detachment and clarity of mind would enable you to notice much more around you and help you live a life with far greater freedom to be your truest self and take on your biggest dreams. Today’s guest, Matt Griggs, is a true example of what it means to be open to everything and affected by nothing. Matt is a high performance coach, hailing from Sydney. A former professional surfer himself, Matt has coached, world champions, Australasian champions, published 2 best-sellers, coached and lectured on performance to many leading executive groups world-wide. Matt is at the forefront of performance coaching, having worked with Mick Fanning (2007/09 World Surfing Champion), Stephanie Gilmore (current and 4 x Women’s World Surfing Champion), Owen Wright (current World Tour surfer), first grade NRL players and many other elite athletes. Matt also teaches a unique meditation (Kelee) that helps people detach from disharmonious thoughts and emotions, so they may distill their natural ability to its purist point. Matt has a 360-degree view of performance and brings his deeper understanding of health, happiness and high performance to everyone from professional athletes to businessman. I’ve decided to split this chat over two episodes because we went on for a while! I found his experience on the world stage for surfing as a competitor and coach incredibly intriguing, and then his understanding of the mind blew me away - especially when it comes to the meditation technique he uses, Kelee Meditation.

  • 82: Doing Life Gratefully Challenge - Feel Good Friday

    February 22nd, 2019  |  5 mins 10 secs
    achievement, anxiety, appreciation, athlete, attitude, blessing, boss, brain, brain health, breath work, business, calmness, 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, inner strength, interview, kids, lead, leader, leadership, life, life hacks, livin, living, matthew ames, 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, social, stress, stress release, stronger than you know, struggle days, students, success, successful, technology, values, volunteering, wellbeing, will to live, worth, worthwhile life, you are enough

    What if we spent as much time looking for the positives as we do focusing on the negatives, the stresses, the things that make us worried and anxious. There is an abundance of positives around you, that is, when you stop and intentionally notice it. Even when things are going wrong, when you are having a struggle day, or when everything seems to be going against you, if you look for it, you will still find positives all around you. Where you focus is where you end up. If you focus on the negatives, that’s where you and your energy will end up. However, if you focus on the positives, your energy and internal dialogue will follow. Let’s start something. When you take one photo per day of something you are grateful for, you start noticing more positive things and moments each and everyday. In fact, it has been proven to even reduce depression. So, I’m going to start posting one image per day of something I am grateful for as part of my instagram stories, and I'd love for you to join me.

  • 81: Crappy To Happy In 12.5 mins with Cass Dunn

    February 18th, 2019  |  1 hr 12 mins
    anxiety, appreciation, athlete, attitude, blessing, boss, brain, brain health, breath work, business, calmness, cass dunn, celebrity, challenge, champion, change, children, crappy, crappy to happy, crappy to happy podcast achievement, 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, livin, 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, social, stress, stress release, struggle days, students, success, successful, technology, tiff_xo, values, volunteering, wellbeing, worth, worthwhile life, you are enough

    If you could make significant changes to key areas of your life by doing one simple thing for 12.5 mins per day, would you do it? It turns out, that by doing just 12.5 mins of mindfulness each day you will noticeably improve in areas such as your health, happiness, wellbeing, relationships and self compassion. Mindfulness is a practise that is thousands of years old, but in recent times has become a lot more popular in the health and wellness sector. Today’s guest, Cass Dunn, is a clinical and coaching psychologist, resident psychologist at tiffxo.com which is an online health and fitness program, author of the upcoming book, Crappy To Happy, and co-host of the wildly popular podcast, Crappy To Happy.

  • 80: You Are Stronger Than You Know - Feel Good Friday

    February 15th, 2019  |  7 mins 41 secs
    achievement, anxiety, appreciation, athlete, attitude, blessing, boss, brain, brain health, breath work, business, calmness, 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, inner strength, interview, kids, lead, leader, leadership, life, life hacks, livin, living, matthew ames, 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, social, stress, stress release, stronger than you know, struggle days, students, success, successful, technology, values, volunteering, wellbeing, will to live, worth, worthwhile life, you are enough

    You have more inner strength than you could ever imagine. For today's Feel Good Friday, I thought we would do something special by revisiting the incredibly powerful words and story of our very first guest, Matthew Ames. You may remember that after he fell ill with Strep A, he was given a 1% chance of survival only if they amputated his limbs. The resilience, hope and love shown by Matthew and his wife, Dianne during the recovery and in forming their new life continues to inspire me today. I thought there was no one better than Matthew to give you a little boost today and remind you that yes, you are far stronger than you know.

  • 79: Master The Habits Of Elite Athletes with Dr Joann Lukins

    February 11th, 2019  |  1 hr 18 mins
    achievement, anxiety, appreciation, athlete, attitude, australian defense force, blessing, boss, brain, brain health, breath work, business, calmness, celebrity, challenge, champion, change, children, dave jorna, determination, do life better, dr jo lukins, 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, livin, living, meaningful life, meditation, meeting, meetings, mental health, mental health days, mindfulness, mindset, mood, movement, north queensland cowboys, 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, worth, worthwhile life, you are enough

    Success leaves clues. If you study those who are successful and replicate their habits and strategies, you will reduce unnecessary mistakes and road blocks, and increase your chances of achieving your goals. In today's episode, I chat with Dr Joann Lukins who spends her day inside the heads of individuals, teams and organisations such as the North Queensland Cowboys, Townsville Fire and Australian Defence Force – seeking to understand what makes them tick and assisting them to reach their potential. Jo shares some of the habits, thought processes and strategies of elite athletes that you can replicate to create success in your life.

  • 78: Want What You Have - Feel Good Friday

    February 8th, 2019  |  5 mins 42 secs
    achievement, anxiety, appreciation, athlete, attitude, blessing, boss, brain, brain health, breath work, business, calmness, 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, interview, kids, lead, leader, leadership, life, life hacks, livin, 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, social, stress, stress release, struggle days, students, success, successful, technology, values, volunteering, wellbeing, worth, worthwhile life, you are enough

    Bring to mind the last thing you purchased or achieved believing that it would make you happier. How long did that happiness last? And how long did it take before the novelty wore off and you started chasing after the newer model or the next goal? My guess is it probably only took a few weeks. Getting what you want doesn’t great real happiness, instead it’s wanting what you have. During this Feel Good Friday, I’ll take you through some ways you can gain extra happiness even if you don't have all the things you want.

  • 77: Why A Meaningful Life Is Simpler and More Beneficial Than You Think - Solo Round

    February 4th, 2019  |  18 mins 56 secs
    achievement, anxiety, appreciation, athlete, attitude, blessing, boss, brain, brain health, breath work, business, calmness, 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, interview, kids, lead, leader, leadership, life, life hacks, livin, 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, social, stress, stress release, struggle days, students, success, successful, technology, values, volunteering, wellbeing, worth, worthwhile life, you are enough

    The idea of living a life that is worthwhile has been shown by a growing amount of research to be closely linked with a wide range of positive health outcomes. However, a new study has found that living a worthwhile and meaning life has positive affects on nearly every aspect of your life, not just your health. Don’t start searching for more meaning in your life just yet though, because that sense of searching is actually connected with a lower experience of a meaningful life. So, what do you do then? It turns out that it’s quite simple, and I’ll take you through these easy steps and habits in this solo round.

  • 76: Play By Your Rules - Feel Good Friday

    February 1st, 2019  |  5 mins 4 secs
    achievement, anxiety, appreciation, athlete, attitude, blessing, boss, brain, brain health, breath work, business, calmness, 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, interview, kids, lead, leader, leadership, life, life hacks, live by your rules, livin, living, 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, resilience, running, school, science, self care, self worth, signature strengths, sleep, social, stress, stress release, struggle days, students, success, successful, technology, values, volunteering, wellbeing, worth, you are enough

    Too often, we set our life’s goals based on the fear of not living up to someone else’s ideals or expectations. We also find ourselves making our choices based on the fear of not experiencing the same as everyone else, of being left behind, or of being judged for opting out. But, when this happens, you end up living life based on their rules, not your own. During this Feel Good Friday, I dive into why and how you can set your own life’s goals and make your own choices based on your values, beliefs and gifts.

  • 75: It Ain't Weak To Speak with Sam Webb

    January 28th, 2019  |  57 mins 32 secs
    achievement, anxiety, appreciation, athlete, attitude, blessing, boss, brain, brain health, breath work, business, calmness, 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, interview, it ain’t weak to speak, kids, lead, leader, leadership, life, life hacks, livin, living, living.org, livinorg, meditation, meeting, meetings, mental health, mental health days, mindfulness, mindset, mood, movement, neighbours, nutrition, overcoming anxiety, overthinking, persistence, personal trainer, podcast, positive, positive attitude, positivity, productivity, purpose, resilience, running, sam webb, school, science, self care, self worth, signature strengths, sleep, social, stress, stress release, struggle days, students, success, successful, technology, values, volunteering, wellbeing, worth, you are enough

    What if starting one conversation could help you change or save a life? Often, that’s all it takes. Unfortunately though, this one crucial conversation never happens for too many people because of the stigma around mental health and vulnerability, and because we just don’t know what to say. It’s time to break the stigma and speak up. Today’s guest has been doing some incredible work surrounding mental health and suicide prevention for almost 6 years now. Sam Webb, previous star on Neighbours, co-founded LIVIN after after losing a close mate to suicide and knew that enough was enough and more needed to be done surrounding the stigma of mental health, especially in young men. LIVIN is all about living your life at the top and connecting, supporting and encouraging one another top open up about their feeling and challenges because “It ain’t weak to speak.”

  • 74: Stop Being Comfortable - Feel Good Friday

    January 25th, 2019  |  5 mins 44 secs
    achievement, anxiety, appreciation, athlete, attitude, blessing, boss, brain, brain health, breath work, business, calmness, 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, interview, kids, lead, leader, leadership, life, life hacks, livin, living, 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, resilience, running, school, science, self care, self worth, signature strengths, sleep, social, stress, stress release, struggle days, students, success, successful, technology, values, volunteering, wellbeing, worth, you are enough

    You aren’t here to play small, to hold back, or to tell yourself that you don't deserve that goal or dream. You are here to go for it, to back yourself, and to live your life to it’s fullest. And, that means leaving your comfort zone, because it’s only when you leave comfort behind and enter the courage zone that the real magic begins. In this Feel Good Friday, I share with you some tips and inspiration on the importance of leaving your comfort zone to make an important change in your life.

  • 73: Live More With Less: Lottie Dalziel

    January 21st, 2019  |  38 mins 35 secs
    achievement, anxiety, appreciation, athlete, attitude, banish, blessing, boss, brain, brain health, breath work, business, calmness, 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, interview, kids, lead, leader, leadership, life, life hacks, livin, living, lottie dalziel, 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, resilience, running, school, science, self care, self worth, signature strengths, sleep, social, stress, stress release, struggle days, students, success, successful, technology, toska active, values, volunteering, waste free, wellbeing, worth, you are enough, zero waste

    As you know, on the Do Life Better podcast I like to focus on things that you can do to enhance the quality of your own life and how you can positively impact the lives of your loved ones, friends, family, and those you encounter each day. And today, I’m excited about bringing you something a little different. This episode will give you some strategies and inspiration to make a difference on bigger scale, and help you become healthier along the way. Today’s guest, the incredibly high-performing and driven Lottie Dalziel, is the founder of Banish, a revolutionary online marketplace that not only provides the best eco-friendly products in the industry, but it offers consumers all of the support they need to reach their zero-waste goals. We chat about strategies you can use to help you live more with less.

  • 72: You Only Have This Moment Once - Feel Good Friday

    January 18th, 2019  |  4 mins 46 secs
    achievement, anxiety, appreciation, athlete, attitude, blessing, boss, brain, brain health, breath work, business, calmness, 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, interview, kids, lead, leader, leadership, life, life hacks, livin, living, 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, resilience, running, school, science, self care, self worth, signature strengths, sleep, social, stress, stress release, struggle days, students, success, successful, technology, values, volunteering, wellbeing, worth, you are enough

    If you had $86400 and someone stole $10, would you throw away the remaining $86390 chasing down that $10 or trying to get even with that person. Or, would you simply move on since you still have the remaining amount in the bank. You would probably move on wouldn’t you. We all have 86400 seconds in a day, yet we sometimes let that 10 seconds of someone else’s negativity or own stress ruin what ever is left of your 86390 seconds within that day. This Feel Good Friday will give you some motivation, tips and habits to helping you move on from those unhelpful moments and help you make each moment count.

  • 71: Why Smiling More Will Improve Your Life - Solo Round

    January 14th, 2019  |  16 mins 2 secs
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    Have you ever thought about how regularly you smile? Or, the effects a big, wide, cheesy grin can have on your overall health, lifespan and levels of success? It turns out, that a simple smile may be far more powerful than you ever thought. During this solo round, I’ll share with you the incredible impact a simple smile can have over your relationships, success, attractiveness and overall wellbeing. I’ll also dive into some strategies and habits for optimising the impact of your smile.

  • 70: You Are Enough - Feel Good Friday

    January 11th, 2019  |  4 mins 56 secs
    achievement, anxiety, appreciation, athlete, attitude, blessing, boss, brain, brain health, breath work, business, calmness, 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, interview, kids, lead, leader, leadership, life, life hacks, livin, living, 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, resilience, running, school, science, self care, self worth, signature strengths, sleep, social, stress, stress release, struggle days, students, success, successful, technology, values, volunteering, wellbeing, worth, you are enough

    Welcome to the very first Feel Good Friday. And, thank you to everyone in the Do Life Better community who voted on the name for these short episodes in which I will help you have a strong finish to the week with some quick life hacks or words of motivation. Today's episode dives into why you are enough simply for being you and how your value is non conditional.

  • Want A More Successful Year? Use These Habits (Best Of 2018)

    January 7th, 2019  |  37 mins 32 secs
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    Do you have big goals and dreams for this year that will allow you to become happier, have greater confidence, and be more successful? I hope you said, “Yes!”. I know I certainly have my vision and plans for taking 2019 to the next level, but to get there I have to start with myself. After all, you can’t achieve new goals if you are still thinking and acting exactly the same as you were before. Instead, you need to focus on your strengths, continue to increase your confidence and resilience, and discover how you can make the biggest difference possible. So, to help kick start your year, and because of the huge response from the last one, I’ve created another mash up for you from some of our most popular and inspiring guests including Steve Willis, Laura Geitz, Dan Stanford and Dr Rick Hanson.