Thrive On Life Podcast
E108 Defying Odds and Investing in a Life Worth Living with Margaux Helmholz

E108 Defying Odds and Investing in a Life Worth Living with Margaux Helmholz

July 29, 2021

If you’re looking to learn about finances, personal growth, overcoming struggles, and more, then you’ve come to the right episode! Tune in as we chat with Margaux Helmholz about all the above, as well as dive into her own personal story of overcoming hardships to get to where she is today and how she has learned to THRIVE. See below for a full list of key topics and tune in to hear a story that is sure to leave you fired up and ready to fuel your passion! 

Key Topics

  • The importance of being satisfied with where you’re at 
  • How to learn from your struggles 
  • Her goals for her life 
  • The actions she is taking to get to where she wants to be financially 
  • How she invests her money 
  • Overcoming the struggles of others looking down on her 
  • The challenges of being a female entrepreneur 
  • Breaking down NLP 
  • How to tap into your flow and feel more high-energy at any time 
  • Her plans for the near future and how you can connect with her 
  • What “thriving” means to Margaux

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E107 Bring Your Fitness Dreams to Life with Angela Gargano, 4x American Ninja Warrior

E107 Bring Your Fitness Dreams to Life with Angela Gargano, 4x American Ninja Warrior

July 22, 2021

From crushing it on American Ninja Warrior to gracing the cover of Oxygen Magazine, Angela Gargano does it all! Tune in as we chat about her inspiring fitness story, overcoming struggles, and so much more. See below for a full list of key topics and tune in to hear Angela’s story of thriving! 

Key Topics

  • How she got on the cover of Oxygen Magazine
  • Angela’s story of getting into fitness
  • Her struggle of questioning her path 
  • How she got on American Ninja Warrior and her story with the show
  • The challenges she faced as a kid and how she overcame them
  • Her plans and dreams for the future
  • How to connect with her
  • What “thriving” means to Angela 

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E106 Thriving on Transformation; How a Panda Suit Changed Vanda Taupradist’s Life

E106 Thriving on Transformation; How a Panda Suit Changed Vanda Taupradist’s Life

July 15, 2021

Transformation starts from within! Vanda Taupradist, better known as Vanda The Panda (listen to learn why😉),  shares with us her inspiring story of transformation through weight loss and mindset shifts in this episode. Tune in as we chat about how to be authentic, her story of weight loss, how to stay motivated, and so much more. See below for a full list of key topics and tune in to hear Vanda’s inspiring story! 

Key Topics

  • The story behind how she got her nickname
  • How to be more authentic in today’s day and age
  • What helped her become more extroverted and outgoing 
  • The story of how her dad’s health impacted her own journey 
  • Vanda’s inspiring weight loss story 
  • Her routine for change and how she turned her life around
  • How to stay motivated 
  • Her workshops and how they have impacted her life 
  • Where she’s at in her life today 
  • What “thriving” means to her 

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E105 Protecting Your Flame with Alex Weber, American Ninja Warrior and International Speaker

E105 Protecting Your Flame with Alex Weber, American Ninja Warrior and International Speaker

July 8, 2021

Stop letting others stomp on your flame! All too often we allow others' thoughts and opinions to diminish our passions. However, in order to be our best selves, we have to stop allowing this. Tune into this raw conversation with American Ninja Warrior and Speaker, Alex Weber, as we chat about how to protect your flame, what true bravery looks like, slowing down, and so much more. See below for a full list of key topics and tune in to hear Alex’s impactful story! 

Key Topics

  • How Alex started “Men I Admire” 
  • The struggles Alex faced along the way 
  • Biggest lessons he has learned from starting the group 
  • How to focus on the positive side of things 
  • What true bravery looks like 
  • Protecting your fire
  • How to slow down more in life 
  • Why Alex left LA and moved to Austin 
  • Defining Alex’s legacy 
  • How to connect with Alex and get involved with “Men I Admire” 
  • What “thriving” means to him 

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E104 Shifting Your Mindset Towards Positivity with Braydon Alley

E104 Shifting Your Mindset Towards Positivity with Braydon Alley

July 1, 2021

Are you sick of negativity? Well, good news! It doesn’t have to be that way. Braydon Alley joins us to tell us about his journey with mental health and how he has used intention to shift his mindset in a more positive way. We also chat about how you can do it too, nutrition, the importance of sleep, and so much more. See below for a full list of key topics and tune in to hear Braydon’s impactful story! 

Key Topics

  • Braydon’s story with mental health and the mental health struggle in men 
  • His story of hitting rock bottom and how it helped him 
  • How to catch yourself before you get to rock bottom 
  • Defining a positive habit he wishes he had picked up 
  • The importance of good sleep on mental health and how to optimize your sleep 
  • Why you should “move with intention”
  • Nutrition tips and dieting culture 
  • How to have a mindset shift towards positivity 
  • The type of person who could benefit from connecting with Braydon 
  • What “thriving” means to Braydon  

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E103 Being Present and Living in the Now with Kayla Christian

E103 Being Present and Living in the Now with Kayla Christian

June 24, 2021

Do you find yourself often living either the past or the future instead of the present?

 

When we do this, it leaves us stressed and anxious about what we can’t change or control. Kayla Christian joins us today to chat about the importance of living in the present and how to detach from our old ways of living in order to do so. We also chat about her creative journey, how sports impacted her life, and so much more. See below for a full list of key topics and tune in to hear Kayla’s full, inspiring story! 

 

Key Topics

- The importance of being present and living in the now 

- Kayla’s struggle with anxiety 

- Her creative journey 

- How to detach from your old self and old identities

- Her journey of playing sports growing up and how that affected the rest of her life 

- The ways she overcame the feeling of not knowing who she was  

- What caused her to land in Austin, Texas, and what has changed in her worldview since moving here

- Who would benefit from connecting with Kayla 

- What “thriving” means to her 

 

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E102 Thrive Uncut: Stepping Into Freedom with CJ Finley

E102 Thrive Uncut: Stepping Into Freedom with CJ Finley

June 17, 2021

We’ve got a special episode for you this week! In this shorter episode, CJ chats about what’s new in his world and the things he is working on. Also a few solid pointers on how you can become free in your life. Tune in to hear more! 

Key Topics

- Breaking down our goal for the ThriveOn Life Podcast 

- The story behind ThriveOn Life and what we’re about 

- What’s going on in CJ’s life and biz right now

- What freedom really is and how to be free in your life 

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E101 Homeless to Thriving Entrepreneur with Isaac Mogannam, The Plant-Based Hacker

E101 Homeless to Thriving Entrepreneur with Isaac Mogannam, The Plant-Based Hacker

June 10, 2021

How did Isaac Mogannam go from living out of his car to being the co-founder of multiple successful plant-based restaurants in Austin, Texas? Tune in to find out! Plus hear all about how to be more sustainable with what you eat and the importance of doing so, the struggles Isaac faced in starting his businesses, and so much more.   

Key Topics

  • Isaac’s story of living out of his car to where he is at in life now 
  • How he got back on his feet after being homeless 
  • How veganism and the plant-based lifestyle fits into his story and what inspired him to go plant-based
  • Educating on how the meat and food industry affects the environment and animals 
  • Some ways that you can become more sustainable in your life 
  • The biggest struggles Isaac has faced in starting/running a plant-based business
  • The type of person who should reach out to Isaac 
  • What thriving means to Isaac

 

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E100 Seeking Happiness Through Practice and Discipline with Faiez Rana, CEO and Co-Founder of Prep To Your Door

E100 Seeking Happiness Through Practice and Discipline with Faiez Rana, CEO and Co-Founder of Prep To Your Door

June 2, 2021

It’s episode 100 and not only that, but we’ve got our OG guest back in the house! Faiez Rana, CEO and Co-Founder of Prep To Your Door is back on the show this week to discuss how things have been going with his business and the lessons he has learned recently. In addition, we chat about the importance of positive daily practices, discipline, meditation, happiness, and so much more. Tune in for an episode full of wisdom and positivity with the one and only, Faiez Rana. 

Key Topics

- Who is Faiez and how he and CJ connected 

- How he has achieved the things he has both in his company and personal life

- The big changes Faiez has made in his life and how you can implement them in your own life

- Some daily practices he applies to his life and how they have helped him 

- Debunking the myths behind meditation and discussing its importance

- Defining happiness and how to achieve it 

 

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E99 Defining What REAL Success Looks Like with Allie Holcombe

E99 Defining What REAL Success Looks Like with Allie Holcombe

May 26, 2021

Is “success” actually the fancy cars, loaded bank accounts, and mansions our society says it is? Or is it simply just loving what you do? Allie Holcombe is here on the podcast this week to chat about how to find REAL success in your life and find your voice in the world. This episode is sure to leave you inspired, so tune in to hear Allie’s story and see below for a full list of topics covered. 

Key Topics

- Allie’s story of growing up, living in New York, and eventually moving to Austin

- The importance of breaking out of your comfort zone and embracing change 

- Tips and advice on moving to a different city/state 

- What REAL success actually looks like

- Allie’s plans for the next chapter in her life 

- Tips on how to start a podcast 

- Being a woman in the business world and tips on navigating the challenges that can come with it 

- The importance of finding your voice as a female 

- What “thriving” means to Allie 

 

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