Thrive On Life Podcast
E165 Building Consistent Habits to Create a Thriving Life, with Antonio Vaglica

E165 Building Consistent Habits to Create a Thriving Life, with Antonio Vaglica

May 19, 2022

In this episode, we welcome Antonio Vaglica, founder of ConsistencyWins, to the podcast to chat about the power of consistency plays in helping you #thriveonlife. We also chat about how he personally creates consistency in his life, his brand ConsistencyWins, setting intentions, the importance of building systems, and more!

 

Tune in to hear Antonio’s story of thriving and see below for a complete list of topics covered in this episode.

 

Key Topics

  • Why Antonio has attached himself to “consistency” + his background through baseball
  • His transition from being an athlete to having it all taken away
  • How he found his true passion
  • What causes inconsistencies in people’s lives
  • Why intention is essential 
  • The importance of working hard when no one is watching
  • His brand, ConsistencyWins, and his vision for it
  • Building systems vs goals
  • The big things he is working towards
  • What type of person should connect with Antonio?
  • Cultivating a leader mindset and why it is important
  • What does “thriving” mean to Antonio

 

Connect with Antonio: 

Antonio’s Instagram

Connect with CJ Finley:

CJ's Instagram  

Thrive On Life Instagram

Thrive On Life Website



E164 Why Am I Here On Earth

E164 Why Am I Here On Earth

May 17, 2022

Have you ever asked yourself "why am I here?" or "what is my purpose?" 

In this solo episode, CJ discusses why he believes he is here on earth, and why you should be seeking answers to these questions that you are asking yourself. 

Key Topics

  • Why entering the "arena" helps you find your purpose.
  • Life is finite, so make the most of it. 
  • How you can help CJ spread the THRIVE mission.

Connect with CJ Finley:

 

CJ's Instagram

cjfinley.com

 

ThriveOnLife Podcast Instagram

thriveonlife.com

E163 Challenging the Impossible; How to Push Your Limits to Start Thriving, with Joel Runyon

E163 Challenging the Impossible; How to Push Your Limits to Start Thriving, with Joel Runyon

May 12, 2022

“Impossible is not a statement, it’s a challenge.” - Joel Runyon 

 

In this episode, we welcome Joel Runyon to the podcast to discuss what it means to challenge the impossible and push your limits for a better life. We also chat about the importance of just showing up as you are, why you don’t have to be an “expert” to make an impact, how he accomplished running seven ultramarathons on seven different continents, and more!

 

Tune in for more and see below for a complete list of topics covered in this episode!

 

Key Topics

  • How Joel accomplished running seven ultramarathons on seven different continents and the hardest part of conquering that challenge 
  • His background in running 
  • How he built his mindset to be able to withstand that challenge 
  • Joel’s blog, how he got started in blogging, and how it has evolved into what it is now
  • Why you don’t have to be an “expert” to make an impact
  • How running and pushing yourself helps with both the monotonous, daily tasks and the business world
  • Explaining how the saying, “anything is possible” is a lie and why that’s actually encouraging 
  • Viewing the “impossible” as a challenge vs a statement 
  • How to take steps to push your limits and test the impossible 
  • Showing up is better than not doing anything at all 
  • Joel’s experience raising money to build schools through running and how he came up with the idea 
  • How you can start making an impact now
  • Increasing accountability with yourself 
  • Joel’s brand and how to connect with him
  • What does “thriving” mean to Joel

 

Connect with Joel: 

Joel’s Instagram

Connect with CJ Finley:

CJ's Instagram  

Thrive On Life Instagram

Thrive On Life Website 



E162 Turn Fear Into Your Friend

E162 Turn Fear Into Your Friend

May 10, 2022

We have all been afraid of something at some point in our life. 

Yet what differentiates us, is whether or not we let those fears consume and conquer us. 

In this 1-minute episode, CJ touches on the concept of turning your fear into your friend, and using your fears as a guide, rather than something to run away from.

 

Key Topics

  • Why you should list out your fears. 
  • Society conditions us to be afraid. 
  • Your fears are holding you back.
  • How conquering fears builds confidence and momentum.

Connect with CJ Finley:

 

CJ's Instagram

cjfinley.com

 

ThriveOnLife Podcast Instagram

thriveonlife.com

E161 Turning Pain Into Purpose, with Erin Finley

E161 Turning Pain Into Purpose, with Erin Finley

May 5, 2022

We welcome Erin Finley back to the show as we discuss what it means to turn your pain into purpose. In this episode, we also chat about the importance of seeking discomfort, why you can’t wait for a tragedy to make changes in your life, overcoming worry, and so much more. Tune in for more and see below for a full list of topics covered in this episode. 

Key Topics

  • What does it mean to “turn pain into purpose”?
  • How do we define pain?
  • Why you can’t wait for a tragedy to happen for you to “wake up” to life
  • Put yourself in uncomfortable situations 
  • What does “pain” look like to Erin today?
  • The importance of reflecting on your past to improve
  • Why do people focus on unimportant things?
  • Dealing with worry and overwhelm + how to overcome it
  • Does the obsession with achievement in our society have a negative impact on someone finding their purpose?
  • Why you need curiosity to thrive

 

Connect with Erin: 

Erin’s Instagram

Connect with CJ Finley:

CJ's Instagram  

Thrive On Life Instagram

Thrive On Life Website 


E160 My Pain Became My Purpose

E160 My Pain Became My Purpose

May 3, 2022

We have all dealt with tremendous pain at some point in our lives. 

Yet, not all of us learn how to turn that pain into a much bigger purpose.

In this short episode, CJ introduces the concept of turning pain into purpose, and how he and his wife are on a lifelong mission to help others around them live a more fulfilling life by conquering the pain and tragedies everyday life puts us all through.  

Tune in to hear the pain CJ has been battling, and how he started his path to using it as fuel for a bigger purpose. 

 

Key Topics

  • CJ's lifelong endurance of pain.
  • Why mental pain was tougher to conquer.
  • The questions CJ began to ask himself to master his pain.
  • How Erin helped CJ find his purpose.
  • Asking for help when you need it. 

Connect with CJ Finley:

 

CJ's Instagram

cjfinley.com

 

ThriveOnLife Podcast Instagram

thriveonlife.com

E159 How to Thrive in Your Relationships and Seize Opportunity  | Rebroadcast from the “In The Arena Podcast” with Coach Bray

E159 How to Thrive in Your Relationships and Seize Opportunity | Rebroadcast from the “In The Arena Podcast” with Coach Bray

April 28, 2022

In this episode, CJ is interviewed by Coach Braydon Alley, the host of the In The Arena podcast. We chat about what it means to be “a great man”, why community is essential, how to go after what you want and seize opportunity, thriving in your relationships, and so much more!

 

Tune in for more and see below for a full list of topics covered in this episode!

 

Key Topics

  • What are you grateful for?
  • What defines a “great man”
  • How to be more confident in your life
  • The events that have helped CJ to grow in his vulnerability and how you can grow yours
  • Community and why it is essential to a thriving life
  • Why you need to lower your ego + how to do so
  • How to go after what you want (the story of CJ’s marriage)
  • Setting yourself up for success in the dating-world
  • Why self-awareness is so important in relationships
  • What does it mean to be “a man in the arena”

 

Connect with Braydon: 

Instagram

Connect with CJ Finley:

CJ's Instagram  

Thrive On Life Instagram

Thrive On Life Website



E158 A Big Lie You Are Told

E158 A Big Lie You Are Told

April 26, 2022

Have you been writing your own definition to a "successful" life? Or have you let your family, friends, and society dictate what "success" looks like, and then playing by their rules instead of your own? 

In this short episode, CJ reflects on a lie that all of us are told...and that is that "success" is linear. 

Tune in to hear why he believes you should be determining your own path towards success, and how you can go about doing so.

 

Key Topics

  • Success IS NOT linear.
  • What causes us to believe success is linear.
  • Why we struggle to create our own version of success.
  • Steps you can take to find more happiness and peace within your life.

Connect with CJ Finley:

 

CJ's Instagram

cjfinley.com

 

ThriveOnLife Podcast Instagram

thriveonlife.com

E157 Educate with Purpose: How We Can Build a Thriving Education System, with Dr. Mona Kiani

E157 Educate with Purpose: How We Can Build a Thriving Education System, with Dr. Mona Kiani

April 21, 2022

It’s no secret our education system is failing, but don’t lose hope! We can be the change…

 

In this episode, we welcome Dr. Mona Kiani, the Founder of Educate With Purpose, to the show to chat with us about how she is working to be the change in rebuilding a broken education system. We also chat about how to teach self-love, the importance of questioning the system and even our purpose, tips for teachers/educators who have students with struggling home-lifes, and so much more!

 

Tune in for more and see below for a full list of topics covered in this episode!

 

Key Topics

  • Describing Mona’s mission to revolutionize education
  • The need for change in education for those who are underprivileged
  • Her experience teaching in a gang-heavy area of LA and the struggles that came with it + the lessons through it
  • How she balanced and dealt with kids who were struggling in their home or personal lives, while still being a good teacher
  • The importance of questioning the education system
  • Making mistakes as a teacher and how to learn from them
  • How can we teach more self-love?
  • The ways Mona is cultivating self-love through her teaching
  • The 3 things we all need for a better life 
  • How she is teaching students to serve others through entrepreneurship
  • Why we should be questioning our purpose and knowing our “why” behind what we do
  • The toughest barriers she has had to overcome in communicating her vision
  • Explaining WHY our education system is failing and why people struggle to change
  • How to cultivate a society of people who are passionate about helping educate young people + why it is important
  • Questioning “Why do I have to teach this?” as a teacher
  • The toxic cycle in our education system and what we can do about it
  • How to connect with and/or support Mona 
  • What does “thriving” mean to her?
  • Final thoughts + Biggest Takeaway

 

Connect with Dr. Mona: 

Dr. Mona’s Instagram

Educate with Purpose Instagram

Educate with Purpose Website

Connect with CJ Finley:

CJ's Instagram  

cjfinley.com

ThriveOnLife Podcast Instagram

thriveonlife.com

E156 UNLEARNING your bad habits.

E156 UNLEARNING your bad habits.

April 19, 2022

Have you ever reflected on the bad habits that are holding you back? Maybe you have...what have you done to change those bad habits?

In this short episode, CJ reflects on the bad habits he is working towards "unlearning," and asks you the listener, to reflect on your habits, keep the good, unlearn the bad, and live a more fulfilling life!

 

Key Topics

  • Bad habits accrued from school, family, and friend groups.
  • Why unlearning your bad habits is important to opening space for good ones.
  • How CJ acknowledges the two "bad" characters within him.
  • Why relinquishing control is vital to your peace. 

Connect with CJ Finley:

 

CJ's Instagram

cjfinley.com

 

ThriveOnLife Podcast Instagram

thriveonlife.com

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