The Art of Breaking Out with Craig McBreen







June 2015
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"It's all about health, happiness, and a life worth living because in the end, we only regret the chances we didn't take."

This quote from Mike Goncalves' Twitter bio is a major reason I had him on the show. So we discuss health, happiness, and a life worth living, and quite a bit more. 

Mike runs a property called The Wellness Bucket, a site full of tools and resources to help you feel and look your best. And his message really resonated with me because…

1. I was a chubby kid and honestly yo-yo'd with my weight until I was in my 40s, and; 

2. I honestly feel you can't make the big changes without healthy and consistent habits.

The Wellness Bucket is Mike's personal mission to help individuals believe in themselves and in all that is possible. He wants people to live a happier, healthier life. To feel, look, and live the best we can and NOT wait for permission from others to give us that chance. You should also check out his daily videos.

If you are looking to live a happier, healthier lifestyle, check out what Mike has to say.

Some questions I ask:

  • Can you create an ideal life and business?
  • What does showing up mean to you?
  • How important is it to niche down?
  • What is more important when it comes to losing weight, diet or exercise?

You'll also learn:

  • Mike's opinion on the guilty pleasures of life.
  • His thoughts on Paleo and Veganism
  • About the "two gallons of water a day" trick.
  • Why you should exercise first thing in the morning.
  • Why you should take a time inventory.

Resources and links discussed in this show:

Jim Carrey's Commencement Address

Toastmasters International

Awaken The Giant Within by Anthony Robbins

The 90/10 Principle 

5 Regrets of the dying

Mike's YouTube Channel


Direct download: Mike_Goncalveshealth_happiness_and_a_life_worth_living.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm PST

Who is Mars Dorian? He's a digital artist and storyteller. And he's created a name for himself with a unique illustrative style, stand-out writing, and an uber slang that's all his own. He's successfully created his own brand language.

In this episode Mars and I discuss how he found his calling, walk through his creative process, and talk about bringing balance to life and work.

Mars is now writing books and his artwork can be seen all over the online realm. His services range from creating book covers, viral slideshows, visual cartoon content marketing to share-worthy infographics and e-product branding. In his own words, he designs and works with go-getters who want to stand out by doing outstanding stuff.

His motto: When you’re not trying to fit in, you’re free to stand out. And standing out means Breaking Out. So, if you want to break out creatively you should check out what Mars has to say.

Some questions I ask:

  • Can you create an ideal business around multiple interests—not being a complete master or must you "niche down”?
  • How do you find ideal clients?
  • What does showing up mean to you?
  • Is the future of work about learning a variety of skills and combining them in interesting ways?
  • Can you create an ideal life and business?

You’ll also learn:

  • How a shift in focus altered his course for the better.
  • About his "social battery" and a networking secret that starts with Twitter.
  • Why you just need to ship it.
  • The creative habits that keep him on track.
  • How Mars eliminates physical and mental distractions to get things done.

Resources and links discussed in this show:

Hugh Howey

PaintTool SAI

Blog Buster and Attack Planet

About Mars Dorian

Direct download: Mars_Dorian_on_the_Art_Standing_of_Out.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:18pm PST