Do Life Better Podcast

Why settle for an average life when you can create a life full of even more happiness, success and fulfilment?

About the show

Why settle for an average life when you can create a life full of even more happiness, success and fulfilment? In this podcast, we will share inspirational messages, proven methods, quick life hacks and interviews with expert guests so that you can do your life even better, both now and in the future. Your hosts, Dave Jorna, is among Australia'a most sought-after presenters for student leadership and personal development.

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Episodes

  • Money Can Buy You Happiness - Solo Round

    September 10th, 2018  |  13 mins 58 secs
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    How many times have you been told that money can't buy you happiness? If you are anything like me, it happened all the time when you were growing up. And, you are probably still being told the same thing now. However, recent research now proves that wrong. Money can, and does, buy happiness. The good news is that it isn’t about how much money you have, which means that you don’t need to be wealthy to experience the boost in happiness that money can create. You see, what researchers have found, is that it is all about the way you spend your money that makes the difference. So before you go spending your extra cash on that fancy new outfit or the new phone, you might want to use that hard earned money to buy you some happiness by spending it in one of these next 3 ways.

  • Commando Steve: Part 2 - Our Conversation After The Interview

    September 3rd, 2018  |  17 mins 55 secs
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    After we finished recording the previous interview, Steve Willis and I continued chatting and found ourselves diving even deeper into toxic masculinity, ego and exploring emotions, so we decided to press record again to give you this short bonus episode.

  • Commando Steve: Fear, Authenticity And Survivor

    August 27th, 2018  |  1 hr 5 mins
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    I’ve been excited about bringing you this episode for a while now, because to help celebrate the Do Life Better podcast reaching 50 episodes, I thought it would be very fitting to invite Steve Willis back again. After all, his previous episode has the most downloads of all our episodes. If you enjoyed the last chat with Steve, you’ll love this one. He opens up and shares a lot about his experiences and personal growth from being on the Australian Survivor, Champions vs Contestants, he also takes a deep dive into fear, acceptance, vulnerability and authenticity.

  • A.S.K. To Change Your Stories And Enhance Your Relationships - Solo Round

    August 20th, 2018  |  17 mins 9 secs
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    Have you ever had the moment when you were thinking negative things about someone only to find out that your thoughts were completely wrong? This form of negative thinking can become a story that you tell yourself over and over, and can end up damaging your relationships. I’ve experienced this many times myself. But, it doesn’t have to be this way. Changing your story to match reality can change your relationships. In this solo round, I share with you the ASK process for changing your stories and enhancing your relationships.

  • Everyday Heroism with Dan Stanford

    August 13th, 2018  |  33 mins 57 secs
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    Do you sometimes find yourself wishing that you had a bigger platform, a larger following or extra credibility so that you could make a bigger difference to more people? Yeah, well, me too. The way we turn major celebrities and social media stars into superheroes, means that we tend to overlook and even down play the difference we can make, right here and now. Not only that, but we also miss the incredible acts of everyday heroes in our lives. The ordinary people who make a difference, who inspire, who show tremendous acts of selfless and courage. Today’s guest, Dan Stanford, the author of Lose the Cape. Embrace ordinary” shares some powerful stories and insights on how to create, discover and celebrate every day heroic acts.

  • Habits And Routines For Bringing Your Best To Any Challenge - Solo Round

    August 6th, 2018  |  12 mins 20 secs
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    Join me on my drive into what was expected to be a challenging full-day program with up to 200 students. During this morning trip, I share with you my routine and habits which ensure that I show up at my best for any challenging moment.

  • The Most Powerful Questions to Ask Yourself with Paul Angone

    July 30th, 2018  |  47 mins 39 secs
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    I wish I spoke with today’s guest, Paul Angone, way back when I was in my early 20s or even before then. However, his wisdom and insights are just as relevant and impactful for me today. His messages help to provide so much clarity in discovering your unique offering, your purpose and your deepest values. He also talks about how to embrace the struggle and work through your fears, and much, much more. In today's episode, Paul shares about the importance of transitions in life, pivotal plot points in your story, soul values and the questions we should all ask ourselves.

  • Guide Others To Their Greatness - Solo Round

    July 23rd, 2018  |  21 mins 41 secs
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    Who are you intentionally building up? For many people, one of the greatest rewards is watching someone achieve great things knowing that you helped them get there. Not only does contributing to someone’s growth, development and successes increase your happiness, it also leave a tremendous legacy. In this solo round, I will share with you some ways you can intentionally and purposefully mentor someone so they can become the hero.

  • Purpose, Hope and Epic Challenges with Reid Anderton

    July 16th, 2018  |  30 mins 48 secs
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    What creates your greatest, most powerful sense of drive and determination? And, what provides you with your strongest sense of purpose and hope? Today’s guest is a truly inspiring example of incredible strength, drive and passion for making a positive impact. Reid Anderton is a record holder for solo cycling around Australia and is now attempting to break the Guinness World Record for cycling across Canada. Reid shares about turning tragedy into purpose and positive impact, the power of hope and much more.

  • You Can Do Hard Things - Solo Round

    July 9th, 2018  |  24 mins 46 secs
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    What’s your dream goal? Have you started working towards making it a reality, or is it still only in the dream stage because it seems too difficult? Last weekend, I turned one of my long-term dreams into a reality by finishing my first marathon. The training and race day were perfect opportunities for me to use many of the strategies we’ve shared on this podcast and to test them out in a fairly extreme situation, well extreme for me anyway! Maybe your dream isn’t to run a marathon, instead it might be to get a promotion, start a business, get that job, be accepted into your degree or something else. You have what it takes to do hard things by turning those dreams into goals and then into reality. You just need to take the right steps - physically and mentally. In this solo round, I share with you the strategies you can use to turn your dreams into a reality.

  • Habits for Living a Good, Full Life with Dr John Barletta

    July 2nd, 2018  |  26 mins 8 secs
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    What does a good, full life look like to you? There are specific things you can do to make this a reality. In this episode, Dr John Barletta and I chat about the deliberate things you can do create a good, full life.

  • Hardwiring Your Brain for Happiness, Calm and Strength with Dr Rick Hanson

    June 25th, 2018  |  54 mins 7 secs
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    I’ve been looking forward to bringing you today’s episode with Dr Rick Hanson ever since we organised the interview. I first heard of Rick a couple of years ago on the School of Greatness podcast with Lewis Howes, and his messages have helped me create a lot more happiness, self confidence and resilience in my every day life…and I know it will help you too. In fact, our earlier episode on savouring was inspired by what I previously learnt from Rick. In this episode, Rick will help you overcome the brain’s negativity bias, release painful thoughts and feelings, and replace them with self-compassion, hope, and inner peace. He will also show you how to turn your everyday experiences like the warmth of a friends smile or a pleasant meal, into lasting inner strengths which become hardwired into your brain, such as resilience, balance and positive emotions.

  • The Power of Your Words - Solo Round

    June 18th, 2018  |  12 mins 55 secs
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    What was your response the last time someone asked you, “How are you?”. The words you used influenced you and the person you were speaking with, and it could have given a powerful insight into your mindset, attitude and mental state. Words are more than just words, they create your reality. After all, the way you interpret the world around you is through your internal dialogue. Each and every encounter you have with someone is an opportunity to leave them feeling better for spending time with you. The words you use play a large role in creating this positive influence. In this short solo round, I’ll dive into the power of your words and the importance of choosing your words wisely so they uplift and empower you and those around you.

  • High Performance, Wellbeing and Valued Action with Annie Flamsteed

    June 11th, 2018  |  43 mins 40 secs
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    Have you ever wanted to create a greater sense of balance in your overall wellbeing, but weren’t sure how or what to monitor and change? Are you wanting to perform at your peak, but struggle getting there consistently? Today’s guest can help you. Annie Flamsteed is a young entrepreneur who’s turned her experience of the ups and downs that come with being a high performing athlete into a business designed to help young athletes perform at their peak, not just in the arena but all aspects of their life. Whether you are an athlete, business person, student, or anyone else trying to do your life even better, this chat with Annie is full of tips and strategies that will help you perform at your best. So, I hope you enjoy this chat with Annie Flamsteed.

  • Make This Moment Count - Solo Round

    June 4th, 2018  |  21 mins 38 secs
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    What if this moment right now is the most important moment of your day? After all, this is the only moment you can change, is full potential and has countless options, if you choose to see it and grasp it. This moment right now is so important because you can also use it to determine how you show up for what ever is coming next - if you stay in a stressed state, you will show up even more stressed. However, if you go into a state of bliss, peace, calm and gratitude, you will carry that with you into where ever you are going next. During this episode, I share with you some habits for making the most of each moment and increasing your presence. I also take you through a quick exercise for helping you to become truly present and grateful especially during times of worry, stress and anxiety.

  • Habits for Grit and Resilience with Dr John Barletta

    May 28th, 2018  |  20 mins 59 secs
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    Do you ever feel like quitting because it all seems too difficult? During these moments, the set backs can feel like they keep taking you further and further away from succeeding, so giving up becomes very tempting. Sound familiar? I’ve been there too. Yet, we all know of people who, despite the biggest obstacles, keep moving forward with hope, motivation and a sense of perspective. Maybe, you are like this too. What’s the difference? How come some people are able to move forward in the face of adversity while others crumble? It’s not about skill or intelligence, instead it’s your grit and resilience that counts. You are stronger than you would ever imagine, especially when you practice the right habits. In this episode, the Do Life Better podcast’s resident psychologist, Dr John Barletta, and I share strategies and habits for building your grit and resilience to help you move through challenging moments with greater positivity and purpose.