198: Rethinking Education for the 21st Century with Jeff and Laura Sandefer

Wednesday, December, 13th, 2017 at 8:59 am by YoPalHal

   For decades, parents, educators, and students have talked about the constraints and frustrations of traditional schooling. In almost all schools, students end up figuratively chained to their desks and bored out of their minds—and they suffer personally and academically as a result. That all changed for our family, two years ago when we discovered Acton Academy. Founded by Jeff and Laura Sandefer, who faced this situation with their own children, and took matters into [Read More...]

197: Elevating Gratitude on the Planet by 1% with Mr. Thank You

Thursday, December, 7th, 2017 at 7:29 am by YoPalHal

   There’s always someone to thank and appreciate. So why don’t we tell people what they mean to us more often? Why do we let excuses like — “I’m too busy” or “What difference will it make?” — get in the way of showing our appreciation to the people who bring value to our lives? John Israel, Founder of the Mr. Thank You Project, joins the podcast to share his mission—to elevate the level of [Read More...]

196: Cracking the Community Code – What just happened at BYEB 2017?

Thursday, November, 30th, 2017 at 10:50 am by YoPalHal

   When Community is given a transcendent purpose, it becomes one of the fastest ways for members of that community to come alive as individuals. That’s what you’ll quickly discover from today’s discussion. For context, every year we host the Best Year Ever [LIVE] experience in San Diego, CA. I’m guessing you’ve heard me talk about it by now 😉 Only a few weeks ago, we wrapped up the 4th annual BYEB, which brought together [Read More...]

195: The Interactive Mindfulness Practice That’s Based on Improv

Wednesday, November, 22nd, 2017 at 6:00 am by YoPalHal

   Have you ever wondered how some people are always able to stay relaxed under pressure, no matter what gets thrown at them? Or why some leaders always seem to be able to develop highly productive teams that achieve huge things in the face of uncertainty? These aren’t qualities only a select few people are born with… they’re skills that you can learn. And, they are the same skills that today’s guests, Betsy Crouch and [Read More...]

194: Meet One of the “50 Must-Follow Women Entrepreneurs In 2017”

Wednesday, November, 15th, 2017 at 6:00 am by YoPalHal

   It was December 2014, in San Diego, California. She had recently quit her job, was 3 months pregnant, and was trying to get her business off the ground. She knew absolutely nothing about who I was and she hadn’t read The Miracle Morning. Yet there she was, shaking my hand at the first ever Best Year Ever [Blueprint] LIVE experience. Despite being dragged to this event by a friend (who happened to have an [Read More...]