Thrive On Life Podcast
E93 Paving Your Own Path Despite the Judgement of Others with Faith Ashenden

E93 Paving Your Own Path Despite the Judgement of Others with Faith Ashenden

April 14, 2021

Being a trailblazer is a beautiful thing, however, it can come with its share of pushback from others around you. Luckily, Faith Ashenden didn’t let that hold her back from pursuing her passions and what she believed in! Tune in to hear her story of overcoming adversity, pursuing a new business, and so much more. See below for a full list of topics covered in this episode with Faith. 

Key Topics

 

  • Who is Faith and what she’s about
  • Juggling business and family 
  • Her husband’s influence on her starting her business
  • What inspired her to start branching away from the western model of health/medicine and the pushback she received from others 
  • How she dealt with the judgement and pushback from those close to her 
  • What mindset looks like to Faith 
  • Tips for higher-level thinking 
  • What her business looks like today and where she sees it going 
  • How she went about hiring people
  • The type of people Faith works with 
  • What “thriving” means to Faith

 

Connect with Faith

Faith’s Instagram

Faith’s Website

 

Connect with CJ Finley:

CJ's Instagram  

Thrive On Life Instagram

Thrive On Life Website

E92 Living in Acceptance of the Present with Brandon Bergado

E92 Living in Acceptance of the Present with Brandon Bergado

April 8, 2021

We tend to get so caught up in worrying about the past or the future that we miss out on the present moment. Tune into this episode of the podcast to hear from Brandon Bergado about how a serious hockey injury forced him to give up his dreams and change his path, and the ways he has gone about seeking a life of acceptance. We also chat about his journey through starting his brand, Small Talk, with a few of his friends and the lessons learned throughout that experience. Tune in for more and see below for a full list of topics covered in this episode with Brandon Bergado. 

Key Topics

  • What forced Brandon to quit hockey and transition into what he’s doing now 
  • Why Brandon started “Small Talk” and breaking down what it is 
  • The struggles he has faced in starting it 
  • The importance of delegating to a team 
  • How his team managed conflict and growing pains 
  • Brandon walking CJ through the process of “Small Talk” 
  • How Brandon balances school and personal growth
  • The type of person that should reach out to Brandon 
  • What thriving means to Brandon 

Resources

Meditations by Marcus Aurelius 

Connect with Brandon

Brandon’s Instagram

Small Talk Instagram

 

Connect with CJ Finley

CJ's Instagram  

Thrive On Life Instagram

Thrive On Life Website 

E91 Trusting Your Gut and Learning by Doing with Chelsea Mansfield

E91 Trusting Your Gut and Learning by Doing with Chelsea Mansfield

March 31, 2021

Making big moves in your life requires you to lean into your gut and simply learn by doing! But how do you go about better trusting your gut even when it’s hard? Tune in to learn from Chelsea Mansfield as she shares her story of uprooting from her hometown, moving to Austin, Texas, adjusting to her job, and so much more! 

Key Topics

  • How Chelsea got her nickname and her background in sports 
  • What brought her to Austin, Texas, and the challenges she faced when moving to ATX
  • How to not let your corporate job and your boss “eat you alive” 
  • Chelsea’s experience with learning about her hormones and the harmful effects of birth control on women 
  • Her mindset-shift in her relationship with alcohol 
  • Breaking down the type of person who would vibe with Chelsea
  • What “thriving” means to her

 

Connect with Chelsea

Instagram

 

Connect with CJ Finley

CJ's Instagram  

Thrive On Life Instagram

Thrive On Life Website 

E90 Doing Hard Things When Nobody’s Watching with Wes Patterson

E90 Doing Hard Things When Nobody’s Watching with Wes Patterson

March 24, 2021

Doing the hard things is already tough enough when others are watching, but what about when nobody else is around? Will you still do the hard things then? Wes Patterson believes you should!

 

He joins us on the show today to chat about his story of growing up with nothing in South Chicago and how he turned his life around to become a successful serial entrepreneur and coach. Tune in to hear his inspiring story and see below for a full list of topics covered in this episode with Wes Patterson. 

Key Topics

  • Wes’s story of being made fun of growing up and how he used chasing success to fight it 
  • The importance of reducing your ego to start loving yourself
  • Wes’s story of growing up in South Chicago, the struggles that came with it and how it motivated him to be successful
  • The importance of having a why and not letting your struggles hold you back 
  • His journey through entrepreneurship
  • The importance of learning from other people and mentors 
  • A story of when Wes had to fire his own father 
  • His big dream vision for his life 
  • What Wes is working on/offering and how to connect with him 
  • What “thriving” means to Wes

 

Connect with Wes

Wes’s Instagram

Quick Fitness Instagram

 

Connect with CJ Finley:

CJ's Instagram  

Thrive On Life Instagram

Thrive On Life Website

(CJ's Instagram https://www.instagram.com/cj.finley 

Thrive On Life Instagram https://www.instagram.com/thriveonlife 

Thrive On Life Website https://www.thriveonlife.com )

E89 Growing a Blog and Changing Our Approach to Health with Katey Yurko, Creator of Violet Fog Potions

E89 Growing a Blog and Changing Our Approach to Health with Katey Yurko, Creator of Violet Fog Potions

March 17, 2021

Katey Yurko has a vision to see people making the mind-body connection with the food they eat. She is passionate about helping people like you improve the health of their skin, gut, and overall mood through her company and her blog, “Violet Fog”. She joins us in this episode to chat about how she started her blog, what has helped her grow it, and even gives us an inside look into her Violet Fog Potions. Tune in to learn more about Katey and to hear her full story.

Key Topics

  • How Katey came up with the name “Violet Fog” 
  • What brought Katey to Austin 
  • Breaking down Katey’s blog and explaining how/why she started it 
  • How she grew Violet Fog and what helped her to stand out
  • Dissecting her writing process for her blog
  • The struggles of making money as a creative 
  • Katey’s daily routines 
  • How she came up with the Violet Fog potion 
  • Katey’s plan and vision for the future of Violet Fog
  • Defining the people who would vibe with Katey 
  • What “thriving” means to Katey

 

Connect with Katey

Katey’s Instagram

Violet Fog Instagram

Katey’s Website

 

Connect with CJ Finley:

CJ's Instagram  

Thrive On Life Instagram

Thrive On Life Website

(CJ's Instagram https://www.instagram.com/cj.finley 

Thrive On Life Instagram https://www.instagram.com/thriveonlife 

Thrive On Life Website https://www.thriveonlife.com )

E88 Keeping Your Mission In Focus with James Quigley, Business Coach and Consultant

E88 Keeping Your Mission In Focus with James Quigley, Business Coach and Consultant

March 10, 2021

Are you FOCUSED in on your mission? James Quigley joins us on the ThriveOn Life Podcast this week to offer YOU some practical tips on how to get focused in on your mission to grow your business and influence in today’s world. Tune in to hear James’ full story and to learn more about the topics listed below. 

Key Topics

- James’ experience emceeing in Kuwait

- The struggles he faced at a young age and the steps he took to turn it around through fitness and entrepreneurship

- James’ story of being fired by his mentor/friend and how it was exactly what he needed at the time 

- Lessons James wished he had known sooner 

- The importance of aligning your actions with your words 

- The importance of having clearly defined values and a clear mission that you stand by 

- Why you need to know what your customer wants 

- How to not feel bad for selling to people 

- James’ bigger vision mission 

- The most common problems James sees 

- James’ “perfect customer”

- What thriving means to James

 

Connect with James

James’ Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/jamespquigley/)

James’ Website (https://www.thejamesquigley.com)

 

Connect with CJ Finley:

CJ's Instagram  

Thrive On Life Instagram

Thrive On Life Website 

(CJ's Instagram https://www.instagram.com/cj.finley 

Thrive On Life Instagram https://www.instagram.com/thriveonlife 

Thrive On Life Website https://www.thriveonlife.com )

E87 Living Mindfully: A Conversation About Stoicism with Noah Huisman

E87 Living Mindfully: A Conversation About Stoicism with Noah Huisman

March 3, 2021

Stoicism has become very popular and somewhat of a trend in recent times, but what really is it? Noah Huisman joins us on the show to break it all down for us and debunk any myths you may have heard about it. So tune in and learn about how Stoicism has changed Noah’s life and how it can begin to change yours!

Key Topics

- How Noah became interested in Stoicism and how it has helped him 

- Breaking down what Stoicism is 

- What Stoicism lacks to offer  

- The importance of taking advantage of life and living it to the fullest now

- Breaking down the meaning of CJ’s tattoos

- What “thriving” means to Noah

Resources Mentioned

Meditations by Marcus Aurelius

Connect with Noah

Noah’s Instagram

Noah’s Website

 

Connect with CJ Finley:

CJ's Instagram  

Thrive On Life Instagram

Thrive On Life Website 

E86 Overcoming Fear and Breaking Comfort Zones to Build a Successful Business with Madeline Salamon, Founder of Credo Foods

E86 Overcoming Fear and Breaking Comfort Zones to Build a Successful Business with Madeline Salamon, Founder of Credo Foods

February 24, 2021

Building a business is one of the hardest things we as humans can do, however, it is so rewarding. There are many fears that must be overcome in order to build a business and this week’s guest, Madeline Salamon, is a testament to that. In this episode, she walks us through the fears she had to overcome in starting her business, Credo Foods, as well as her journey of going vegan, some useful tips regarding your diet and nutrition, and so much more!

Key Topics

- Why the Salamon family decided to go vegan 

- Evidence-based nutrition vs fad diets 

- The importance of eating true fiber and going oil-free

- Maddie’s story of facing fear and moving to Austin 

- How to know when a relationship, situation, idea, etc. isn’t right

- The story of how Madeline and her husband met and how he has supported her journey 

- The life of being a mom and an entrepreneur and how she balances both

- Her vision for the future of Credo Foods

- The importance of finding your “why”

- What “thriving” means to Madeline 

Resources Mentioned

How Not to Die - Gene Stone

Fiber Fueled - Will Bulsiewicz

 

Connect with Madeline

Madeline’s Instagram

Credo Foods Instagram

Credo Foods Website

 

Connect with CJ Finley:

CJ's Instagram  

Thrive On Life Instagram

Thrive On Life Website 

 

“It’s always scarier in your mind than it is in real life.” -Madeline Salamon

E85 Designing a Health Routine to Help You Thrive with Dr. Matt Delgado

E85 Designing a Health Routine to Help You Thrive with Dr. Matt Delgado

February 17, 2021

In a world where so many people wait until they have a problem to start working on their health, Dr. Matt Delgado, Co-founder of Lifespring Chiropractic, encourages you to do the opposite. 

 

He believes that our health is defined by our regular health routine and the ways we are taking care of our health in our day-to-day lives. Tune in to this episode to hear Dr. Matt share his personal health routine and to learn how you can improve your own. See below for other topics touched on during this episode as well. 

 

Key Topics

-  Dr. Matt’s health routines

- What caused him to start on his health journey

- The biggest things he changed in his process

- The importance of accessing all the education that is available in today’s world

- Managing people making fun of you for eating healthy and organic

- Why moderation doesn't work in health

- Why you should be integrating chiropractic in your life and the benefits of chiropractic care

- Why you should ask your doctors about their own health routines 

- What “thriving” means to Dr. Matt

Connect with Dr. Matt

Dr. Matt’s Instagram

Lifespring Chiropractic Instagram

Business Website

 

Connect with CJ Finley:

CJ's Instagram  

Thrive On Life Instagram

Thrive On Life Website

E84 Relationship Q&A; An Inside Look Into the Couple Behind ThriveOn Life, with CJ and Erin Finley

E84 Relationship Q&A; An Inside Look Into the Couple Behind ThriveOn Life, with CJ and Erin Finley

February 10, 2021

Happy Valentines Day y’all! In recognition of the holiday this weekend, we welcomed the ThriveOn Wife, Erin Finley back to the show to chat about her and CJ’s marriage and answer some relationship questions based on their own experiences. Whether you’re single, dating, or married, there is quality relationship info in here for everyone! Tune in for more and see below for the list of questions/topics covered in this episode with CJ and Erin Finley. 

Key Topics

  • What comes to mind when they think about Valentines day
  • The biggest takeaways from their previous relationships
  • The importance of timing in relationships 
  • How to improve communication and be intentional with it 
  • Sharing their biggest surprises about marriage 
  • Sharing their biggest relationship struggles 
  • The differences that come with being a couple in both entrepreneurship and the corporate world
  • How to know if someone is “the one” or not
  • How to keep the spark in your marriage 
  • Sharing their favorite parts of their relationship with one another

Connect with Erin

Erin’s Instagram

Erin’s Website

 

Connect with CJ Finley:

CJ's Instagram  

Thrive On Life Instagram

Thrive On Life Website 

 

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