The last 12 months have been absolutely amazing. I’ve achieved so many things in 2018 that I’m grateful for. I’m especially grateful for all the amazing people and conversations I had on my podcasts, The Optimized Geek and Marketing Speak.
While it’s impossible for me to pick a favorite episode, I thought I would highlight a few uplifting Optimized Geek episodes that will give you an inspirational start to 2019.
In 2019, I’ll be rebranding the Optimized Geek to the Get Yourself Optimized podcast—stay tuned for even more interviews and amazing guests, along with a few other surprises! Don’t forget to browse the archives for more incredible content…
If you’ve ever struggled with finding your purpose in this world, then I highly recommend listening to this episode with the amazing Kute Blackson. Kute is the author of You Are The One, a powerful speaker, and a coach who creates transformational experiences for his clients. In our conversation, Kute reveals his inspirational life story and explains how to say “Yes!” to the calling that’s in your heart.
Are you the first one in the office and the last one to leave? Do you feel like the only way to achieve success is by working 80 or 90 hours per week? Adam Markel has been there. He was a workaholic who put himself in the hospital, then decided that he needed to reinvent his life. If you feel like 2019 is the year you need to pivot out of your current situation, take a listen to this episode for some very practical advice (and also check out Adam’s book, Pivot: The Art and Science of Reinventing Your Career and Life).
Every single one of us has fears that can stop us in our tracks. Many people mistakenly believe that successful people have become bold and fearless by defeating their fears. That’s not true at all! Kirsten Ulmer is a big mountain extreme skier who you might say is an expert in fear. Her advice is to lean into your fears and accept them. Leave your comfort zone and do things because of your fear, not in spite of it.
What’s you genius, and how can you leverage it to achieve your goals? Mike Zeller is a social entrepreneur who started eight different businesses in five different industries and has had some amazing success. In this episode, he not only talks about how to tap into your own unique genius, but how to create a peer group of high performers that will bring out the best in you and help you take your life to the next level.
Sometimes, we need to hear an amazing story to be reminded of what is possible in this world. Jabez LeBret’s story certainly is incredible. Jabez was a homeless high school dropout when he decided to turn his life around by getting his GED in finance. That led to him creating an award winning marketing agency. But in another stunning twist, he decided to sell his business to pursue his true passion, education, and founded a non-profit. If you want to understand what we are capable of in this life, I highly recommend this episode!
For more amazing advice and insights, check out the Get Yourself Optimized website.