Thrive On Life Podcast
E131 ThriveOn Financial Freedom; Why & How to Start Investing in Cryptocurrency, with Yash Chitneni

E131 ThriveOn Financial Freedom; Why & How to Start Investing in Cryptocurrency, with Yash Chitneni

January 20, 2022

Everyone wants to be financially free but few know how to get there. Yash Chitneni is well on his mission to financial freedom, and he joins us this week to chat about cryptocurrency, why you should invest, and his story of being able to quit his job last summer because of crypto! We also chat about identity, creating content, and so much more. Tune in for more and see below for a full list of topics covered in this episode with Yash.

Key Topics

  • Introducing Yash and breaking down who he is 
  • How Yash got into creating content & media 
  • Why he recently quit his job 
  • The importance of identifying “processes” in your life 
  • How Yash got into cryptocurrency and how it has helped him on his goal to financial freedom
  • Resources to learn more about crypto
  • Why you should invest in crypto 
  • How to get in contact with Yash 
  • What does “thriving” mean to him

 

Connect with Yash: 

Yash’s Instagram

Connect with CJ Finley:

CJ's Instagram  

Thrive On Life Instagram

Thrive On Life Website 

E130 Stepping into Surrender; How to Overcome Your Fears, with Kristin Weitzel

E130 Stepping into Surrender; How to Overcome Your Fears, with Kristin Weitzel

January 13, 2022

Kristin Weitzel joins us this week to chat about the benefits and importance of ice baths, how to stop shaming yourself, and facing the fear of failure! We also chat about her business, the physiological difference between men and women + the research gap there, and so much more. Tune in for more and see below for a full list of topics covered in this episode with Kristin.

Key Topics

  • Peoples aversion to cold and why you should start doing ice baths 
  • Why belief is half of the battle 
  • Breaking down the mental side of the ice bath and why men tend to struggle more with it 
  • What is “surrender” and how Kristin supports people through the process 
  • The physiological breakdown of what is happening to your body when you’re in the cold or an ice bath 
  • The importance of managing your breath and how the cold helps your nervous system 
  • How the body adapts and tips to strengthen it 
  • The difference between men and women from a physiological standpoint
  • Why women fear risk more than men
  • How to stop shaming yourself and practice doing hard things 
  • One thing that has surprised her in her client-work with ice baths 
  • CJ’s personal past struggle with communication and vulnerability and some of the ways + tools to overcome these feelings 
  • How to “dare to suck” and face your fears of failure 
  • Her brand/business and how she got there 
  • Why it’s not about men versus women but the research gap 
  • When is the right time of the month for women to get into an ice bath 
  • The difference in benefits of ice for men and women 
  • Does the time of day matter for getting into ice? 
  • What does “thriving” mean to Kristin

 

Connect with Kristin: 

Kristin’s Instagram

Connect with CJ Finley:

CJ's Instagram  

Thrive On Life Instagram

Thrive On Life Website 

E129 Focus on Yourself; How to Stay True to You and THRIVE, with Erin Finley as host

E129 Focus on Yourself; How to Stay True to You and THRIVE, with Erin Finley as host

January 6, 2022

“It’s less about what you set for yourself to achieve each year and more what you do every day, as that becomes who you are.” - Erin Finley

 

As we do every quarter, we welcome the ThriveOn Wife, Erin Finley back to the show but this time she is the host and CJ is in the hot seat! In this episode, we discuss CJ’s goals for 2022, the lessons learned in the past year, how to find & pursue your passion, and so much more! We also chat about ice baths, the importance of community, and how to stop seeking validation for others and just focus on yourself. Tune in for more and see below for a full list of topics covered in this episode.

Key Topics

  • By the end of this year, what is ONE thing CJ hopes to have accomplished in the year? 
  • What he believes he could improve in 2022
  • The importance of community and how having a community of men has benefited CJ’s life
  • Lessons CJ has learned in regards to processing emotions and how you can implement them into your life 
  • What do you need to let go of in 2022? 
  • The dangers of seeking public validation and how to let go of it 
  • How to find your passion and pursue it 
  • CJ’s journey with an autoimmune disease and his process of recovery through it 
  • Living a healthy life vs seeking a “quick fix”
  • Ice baths and how they have changed CJ’s life + the importance of recovery
  • Writing and journaling; why he does it and how it can help you improve your life + achieve your goals 
  • How to stop worrying about what others think 
  • What CJ hopes this podcast will bring to you as a listener 
  • Erin’s takeaways as the host of this episode

 

 

Connect with Erin: 

Erin’s Instagram

Connect with CJ Finley:

CJ's Instagram  

Thrive On Life Instagram

Thrive On Life Website

Thank You THRIVE fam!

Thank You THRIVE fam!

December 30, 2021

End of year gratitude episode to show appreciation for listeners, guests, friends, family, and all supporters of this show!

In this episode, CJ gives thanks to everyone who has kept his dream (this podcast) alive. As well as touching on some of the things that will be coming soon.

2022 can be a year for massive growth if you CHOOSE to make it that way. And CJ wants you to make sure that you know that!

Enjoy your end of the year celebrations, and continue striving in 2022 to create your own path, make every heartbeat count, and #THRIVEONLIFE

E127 Step Into Who You Were Made to Be; How to Thrive in 2022

E127 Step Into Who You Were Made to Be; How to Thrive in 2022

December 23, 2021

Noah Huisman joins us again this week to chat about what he and CJ have been working on, the benefits of opening up to opportunity, how to thrive in 2022, and so much more! We also chat about their latest project together, why you are enough, and the fear of failure. Tune in for more and see below for a full list of topics covered in this episode and a link to Noah's previous episode with us.

Key Topics

  • Breaking down what CJ & Noah have been working on together
  • Why they both feel a draw to Austin and the perks of living in the ATX
  • The power held in opening yourself up to opportunities and the benefits that can come with it
  • The top things Noah did this year to step into who he has become and how you can step into who you were made to be
  • Overcoming the fear of failure 
  • Why YOU are enough and how to believe that truth and trust yourself
  • Learning patience and why it’s important that things take time
  • Discussing CJ & Noah’s latest project: The Oasyss Sauna 
  • How Oasyss came to be, the mission behind it, and the vision going forward into 2022
  • Why knowing what problem you solve is more important than a “business plan” 
  • What will it look like for Noah to “thrive” in 2022?

 

Check out Noah's previous episode here: E109 The What, Why, and How of Entrepreneurship with Noah Huisman

Connect with Noah: 

Noah’s Instagram

Connect with CJ Finley:

CJ's Instagram  

Thrive On Life Instagram

Thrive On Life Website 

E126 ThriveOn Intuition: How to Be a Better Entrepreneur, with Zach Pograb

E126 ThriveOn Intuition: How to Be a Better Entrepreneur, with Zach Pograb

December 16, 2021

Trust yourself! Zach Pograb joins us this week to chat about how to lean into your intuition and why, tips & tricks for being a better entrepreneur, and so much more! We also chat about Web 3, NFTs, and how to consistently produce value. Tune in to hear Zach’s story of #thriving and see below for a full list of topics covered in this episode.

Key Topics

  • Breaking down the “mountains” Zach has overcome and how it has affected his life today
  • How to handle being at the “top of the mountain” 
  • Tips for how/where to start in entrepreneurship
  • Zach’s tips and tricks for being a better entrepreneur & marketer 
  • Why you should become “obsessed with learning” 
  • The importance of the people around you and having people to speak into you
  • How to consistently put out value into the world 
  • Breaking down “Web 3”, Crypto & NFTs, and the Metaverse 
  • What Zach is working on right now in the virtual space 
  • How he plans to use his brand in “Web 3” 
  • Who should connect with him & who can learn from him
  • What “thriving” means to Zach

 

Connect with Zach: 

Zach’s Instagram

Connect with CJ Finley:

CJ's Instagram  

Thrive On Life Instagram

Thrive On Life Website

E125 Pivoting for Success; Knowing When to Let Go & Make a Change, with Mike Limongelli

E125 Pivoting for Success; Knowing When to Let Go & Make a Change, with Mike Limongelli

December 9, 2021

Sometimes life just has something better for you out there...you just have to lean in! Entrepreneur and author, Mike Limongelli, joins us this week to chat about his story of starting his first business, why he pivoted from it, what he is building now, and so much more! We also chat about and read an excerpt from his new children’s book, Ellie and the Earth (linked below). Tune in to hear Mike’s story of #thriving and see below for a full list of topics covered in this episode.

 

Get Mike’s new book here: https://www.ellieandtheearth.com 

 

Check out Mike’s previous TOL Podcast episode by clicking here.

Key Topics

  • How Mike got into entrepreneurship and what influenced him to do so 
  • When he started struggling with school and the education system
  • How the schooling/education system is failing kids growing up in it + what needs to change 
  • Mike’s story of building his first business: a vegan ice cream shop in Austin, TX
  • The importance of building rapport to make the sale 
  • How to know when it’s time to make a change in your life
  • Mike’s life after the ice cream shop; what he has been building since and is working on today
  • Letting go of your ego 
  • How he plans to bring a vegan Italian restaurant to Austin
  • The story of his latest book, Ellie and the Earth, and how it came to be 
  • How Mike raised $5k in less than a week for his book on Kickstarter
  • Reading an excerpt from Ellie and the Earth with commentary from Mike
  • What “thriving” means to Mike

Connect with Mike: 

Mike’s Instagram

 

Connect with CJ Finley:

CJ's Instagram  

Thrive On Life Instagram

Thrive On Life Website

E124 Competing with Yourself; Tips for a More Fulfilling Life, with Eric Hinman

E124 Competing with Yourself; Tips for a More Fulfilling Life, with Eric Hinman

December 2, 2021

You are your biggest competition! Eric Hinman joins us this week to chat about how to be competitive with yourself and why, the top struggles he has faced along his journey, how he overcame them, and so much more! We also chat about what true success looks like and how he built a personal brand on Instagram. Tune in to be inspired by Eric and see below for a full list of topics covered in this episode. 

 

Key Topics

  • A story of how an accident before planning to compete in Ironman affected him and still does to this day 
  • Breaking down preparation for the Ironman competition
  • Why did Eric decide to participate in Ironman 
  • How to be competitive with yourself and condition your mind 
  • The top struggles he has faced and how he overcame them
  • What is something about him that would surprise listeners? 
  • Tips to live a more fulfilling life
  • How to be valuable to others & defining true success
  • Eric’s story through creating content and building a personal brand through Instagram 
  • His favorite “problem to solve” 
  • Who should connect with Eric
  • What the future holds for him 
  • What “thriving” means to Eric

 

Connect with Eric: 

Eric’s Instagram

Connect with CJ Finley:

CJ's Instagram  

Thrive On Life Instagram

Thrive On Life Website 

E123 Leaning Into Opportunity & Embracing Who You Are, with Nikki Koplitz

E123 Leaning Into Opportunity & Embracing Who You Are, with Nikki Koplitz

November 18, 2021

What opportunities should you be leaning into? Nikki Koplitz joins us this week to chat about her experiences with overcoming fear, moving to Denver, and embodying who she really wants to be! We also chat about transitioning from society’s view of body image to embracing who you are and what you love. Tune in to hear more from Nikki and see below for a full list of topics covered. 

 

Key Topics

  • What inspired her to say “yes” to come on the podcast 
  • Overcoming imposter syndrome 
  • Why you might be making excuses for yourself and how to stop
  • Struggling with loneliness in entrepreneurship
  • The fears women face in weightlifting in regards to body image 
  • Focusing on being a “good athlete” as a woman instead of society’s view of body image 
  • Her transition from moving from society’s view to what she really wants to embody 
  • The struggles that can come with being a “jack of all trades” instead of an expert in one field 
  • What inspired her to start a YouTube Channel 
  • Her motive behind moving to Denver and how the whole thing came about 
  • Growing up in New Jersey and her move to New York 
  • How going to therapy has helped her mindset 
  • What the near future looks like for Nikki 
  • What type of person should connect with her 
  • Asking what “Thriving” means to Nikki  

 

Connect with Nikki: 

Nikki’s Instagram

Connect with CJ Finley:

CJ's Instagram  

Thrive On Life Instagram

Thrive On Life Website

E122 How Comedy, Health, and Marketing are All Related, with Allison Wojtowecz

E122 How Comedy, Health, and Marketing are All Related, with Allison Wojtowecz

November 11, 2021

Whoever said you could only have one career hasn’t met Allison!

 

She is not only a stand-up comedian but also works in marketing and content creation as well. In this episode, we chat about her story of getting started with stand-up, balancing both careers, managing negative feedback, and so much more. Tune in to hear more from Allison and see below for a full list of topics covered. 

 

Key Topics & Timestamps

  • 0:00 Intro
  • 0:30 How Allison trolled CJ the first time they met. 
  • 5:36 How did Allison get involved in digital marketing and content production?
  • 11:05 What are tips for the average person to start creating content and building a social media following?
  • 14:03 What type of businesses did Allison start off producing content for?
  • 16:57 How did Allison become a comedian? 
  • 17:50 How to find comedy / get involved with comedy in your town. 
  • 18:45 If someone wants to try being a comedian, what steps should they take?
  • 21:38 Allison does Shitfaced Shakespeare. 
  • 27:10 How Allison took unpaid internships to gain experience and get to the next level. 
  • 29:43 What Allison did to gain a digital marketing job at Paleo FX. 
  • 36:00 How does Allison handle being overwhelmed? 
  • 43:28 How does understanding marketing help her on the comedic stage? And how does the comedic stage help her with digital marketing? 
  • 47:35 What does it feel like to be heckled while on stage? 
  • 52:30 What are the next steps in Allison’s life and career?
  • 57:12 What does THRIVING mean to Allison? 

 

Connect with Allison: 

Allison’s Instagram

Connect with CJ Finley:

CJ's Instagram  

Thrive On Life Instagram

Thrive On Life Website 

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