The Create Your Own Life Show

The best in the world compete with themselves, continually trying to be the beat their best. They shift their vision to creating success for others, and their success becomes massive. They locate the best and learn everything they can from them. They know there's not short cut, it will take more time and more effort -- it's a mission and purpose, not a career. On the Create Your Own Life Show, I interview the best in the world from NYT Bestsellers to Super Bowl Champions to Billionaires. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, I interview the best, unpack in and help you to Create Your Own Life.
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Jan 20, 2019

Michael Woodward is the founder and CEO of jumbleThink. He and his team have built over 400 websites and web applications for small local businesses, international non-profit organizations, and Fortune 100 corporations. He has worked on projects for California Community Colleges, Crowdstrike, and Duarte.

Michael has also consulted with hundreds of other businesses through the Small Business Development Center at Butte College along with teaching courses on web design / development and marketing strategies. In 2018 he was name an Icon of Influence by The New Media Summit.

His passion is to help individuals and businesses make their dreams attainable through creative thinking / idea formation and strategy. Michael is married to Jennifer Woodward and father to Lucy and Lily.  He and his family currently reside in Boiling Springs PA.  His passions include New York City (specifically Manhattan), playing and building guitars, running, reading, and dreaming big.

Jan 18, 2019

Kale Panoho is a digital marketer, personal trainer and growth hacker in the startup and health industry. After leaving his role in a rapidly growing start up, he has merged his sales and management experience to launch a shared business, Central Fitness.

Graduating from Otago Polytechnic in exercise prescription and currently studying biochemistry at the University of Otago he is using these experiences to consult with startups and clients in the health and fitness space.

Jan 15, 2019

Nick Mitchell, is the CEO of Ultimate Performance (UP), the world’s only global personal training facilities with 12 locations in 8 different countries, with the newest location in Los Angeles, CA.  

Amazon Bestselling author and frequent columnist in Muscle & Fitness, Men’s Fitness and Men’s Health, it’s no surprise that Nick Mitchell has been hailed as one of the world’s leading body composition experts.

Jan 13, 2019

Cullen Haskins started his first business at just 10 years old because he wanted to acquire a pair of air jordans.

Working for two companies in his early 20’s and learning that his father wouldnt be able to retire. He went in to business for himself at 24 and never looked back.

Cullen has been able to create freedom for himself and others and has shared the age with such visionaries as T. Harv Ecker, Rock Thomas and previous CYOL guest Dennis Franks.

Jan 11, 2019

Gregg Clunis is a content creator and entrepreneur. He is the founder of Tiny Ventures, LLC, where he is focused on creating the education, tools, and resources to help everyday people improve their lives.

He's the host of Tiny Leaps, Big Changes, a top-ranked self-help podcast that makes personal development simple.

Gregg is passionate about understanding why people do the things they do, utilizing design thinking to solve complex problems, and sharing his personal experiences with others in the hopes of having a positive influence.

Jan 8, 2019

Uninspired & Overwhelmed proved to become Cathlene Miner’s greatest asset as she embarked on a powerful journey of healing and thriving from the inside out. Now heralded as #1 Best Selling Author of The 30 Day Self Perception Makeover!  

Public Speaker, Fitness Expert & Coach, and President of Non-Profit Helping Handbags, USA, Inc., Cathleen is changing lives and organizations for the better.  

She’s also President of Helping Handbags, USA where she collects once loved handbags, fills them with necessities and donates them to women that are staying in shelters and are getting back on their feet again.

Jan 6, 2019

GANON BAKER is regarded as one of the premiere basketball skill trainers in the World.

Ganon trains players from the NBA, NCAA, high school and middle school levels. His relentless passion, work ethic, and competency for the game has the respect of players and coaches all over the World. Since June 2001, Baker has been traveling all over the Globe impacting the game of basketball. He has been to 45 countries and counting working with players and coaches on their game.

NBA and WNBA players crave his knowledge and energy for getting them better. Ganon has worked with and shared the court with Kobe Bryant, Lebron James, Chris Paul, Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and many more

Jan 4, 2019

Persistence: (Noun) firm or obstinate continuance in a course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition.

Persistence is the single biggest trait of the most successful.

What are you doing to become more persistent in 2019?

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Jan 1, 2019

At just 23, Adi Arezzini created Teami in her mother’s bedroom. She saw Teami as a way to help people become healthier and happier, with teas to solve everyday issues.

Today, Adi has since grown the lifestyle tea brand to include tea-infused beauty oils and green tea mask + scrub. Teami is quickly outgrowing their 13,000 square foot office-warehouse hybrid located in Seminole, Florida and is sold nationally at Ulta Beauty, Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie, Riley Rose, Revolve Beauty, Francesca’s, Vitamin World, Lucky Vitamin and so many more!

Dec 30, 2018

Chef Ryan Rondeno is a true master of his trade and is ready to shake up the restaurant industry by bringing elegant dishes, bold flavor, and simple technique to the home front. He’s making his lavish recipes available to people across the U.S. as he offers some trade secrets, training through simple technique, tips and tricks, and revealing signature recipes for all ages.

With a passion for French, Italian and Regional American Cuisine, his focus remains on local, sustainable cuisine with a strong emphasis on bold flavors—not to mention the love of New Orleans cuisine and fresh California flavors. Most notably, Chef Ryan has also appeared, competed, and placed on some of the leading food network game shows.

Dec 28, 2018

What are you going to do in 2019? I was challenged by a friend.

We looked at who we helped in 2018 and made a master plan to help even more in 2019.

Dec 25, 2018

Today’s guests has done so many things I didn’t really know where to start, He’s founded an online music company while in college, highly successful businesses in the Voice over IP market and since 2008, he’s been the owner of the iconic Stand Up NY Comedy Club.

In 2013, he launched Stand Up Labs, a comedy incubator and Skitish Media in 2016.

In 2018, in collaboration with Teachable, he launched Stand Up Education, the same year he launched the first stand up comedy membership, the Laugh Pass.

Dec 23, 2018

David Litwak holds a degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences from UC Berkeley. He has worked for Criteo, Northrop Grumman and Skype in the past and has founded FIRST and RoboCup robotics teams throughout his academic career.

He has traveled to almost 70 countries on 4 continents, much of which is documented at his personal blog. He had the inspiration for Mozio while dealing with discount airliners in Europe and having to use multiple websites to compare buses vs. trains vs. planes.

Dec 21, 2018

Creating content should be done at a world-class level, otherwise, your content will never stand out. That's why I've worked so hard on creating this podcast. Today, my guest is world-class podcaster, Justin Schenck, and we are covering creating a world-class podcast.

About Justin:
Justin Schenck is on a mission to teach the world that it isn’t about where you come from, it’s about the decisions you make today to catapult yourself to who you want to become. Justin has been named a Top 8 Podcaster to watch in 2018 by and chosen as an ‘Icon of Influence’ in the new media space. What started out as a way to connect with top people and inspire others has become a way of life.

Now getting played in over 100 countries every single week he is able to make a greater impact than he could ever imagine. He not only speaks to organizations on how to overcome adversity and utilize podcasting to grow your business but he helps others launch and grow their own podcasts with

His vision? To teach the world how to live happy no matter where they are today. “It’s about the journey not the destination.”

Dec 18, 2018

Tony Whatley is a business mentor, best-selling author, podcast host, and entrepreneur.

He is best known as Co-Founder of, a massive online automotive community which grew into the largest of its kind. This website sees over 100,000 visitors per day, and has 300,000 registered members.

This company was later sold for multiple 7-figures. And... that was just a side-hustle business.

His book, Sidehustle Millionaire, teaches the mindset and strategies he used to build that business.

Dec 16, 2018

One of the most recognizable professional athletes in the world, Danica Patrick has driven in both the Indy Racing League and NASCAR’s Cup Division.

Danica was named to TIME’s “100 Most Influential People” list, has graced the cover of ESPN: The Magazine, Sports Illustrated and TV Guide.

She’s currently the owner of Somnuim Wine, Creator of the Warrior Clothing line and in 2017 authored the book Pretty Intense.

Dec 14, 2018

If you are the big fish in a small pond, then you need a new pond. Growth only occurs when you are asked to grow outside your comfort zone. 

The people around you should be doing things bigger than you, because when you surround yourself with people of that caliber, it not only forces you to grow; they expect more of you.

Dec 11, 2018

Matthew Januszek is the host of the Escape Your Limits podcast. Since co-founding Escape Fitness, taking it to a $33 million-dollar global business chosen by big brands and independent fitness professionals, such as the UFC, Equinox, 1Rebel, Sanctuary Fitness and more, Matthew has continued to be a powerful advocate for functional training. Their goal is to motivate and inspire people to get started and create exercise habits that last.

Matthew travels the world, helping studios and gyms to turn their visions into world-class fitness destinations and awesome training experiences. He has started five companies and sits on the board of three companies across three continents. In his spare time, Matthew also interviews industry experts to share insight and experiences for the Escape Your Limits podcast.

Dec 9, 2018

Dave Asprey, founder of Bulletproof and author of New York Times bestseller The Bulletproof Diet, is a Silicon Valley investor and technology entrepreneur who spent two decades and over $1 Million to hack his own biology.

Dave Asprey is the creator of the widely popular Bulletproof Coffee, host of the #1 health podcast, Bulletproof Radio, and author of the New York Times bestselling books, The Bulletproof Diet and Head Strong.  

Dec 7, 2018

I learned a lesson with a new program in my business, and it gave me a greater realization. 

The challenge is how can we continue to look at life as a game.

How will you continue to make life fun?

Dec 4, 2018

Alan Stein, Jr. is a coach, speaker and author with an expertise in improving organizational performance, cohesion and accountability. He spent 15+ years working with the highest performing basketball players on the planet… including NBA superstar Kevin Durant.

He now travels the world teaching organizations how to utilize the same strategies in business that elite athletes use to perform at a world-class level.

Dec 2, 2018

Ian Bell co-founded Digital Trends and serves as the company's CEO and Publisher. Ian was the recipient of Microsoft MVP award for Digital Media from 2004 through 2011.

Prior to Digital Trends, Bell has held positions at Intel, Lockheed Martin and The Ostler Group, a strategic marketing firm.

From Dan: Dan Gaul is the co-founder and Chief Technical Officer (CTO) for Digital Trends, a Portland, Oregon-based publisher of consumer-targeted websites. In his role, Dan is charged with oversight of tech operations for Digital Trends’ suite of platforms including: Digital Trends, the popular site for news, information and reviews on personal tech; its Spanish-language companion, DT Español, and The Manual an aspirational-living site targeted to males.

Nov 30, 2018

Have we become less social by becoming overly social online? We stare at tiny screens all day, and forget there are people around us.

Today I'm joined by my good friend Eric Termuende and we talk about what's currently happening and what we can do about it.

Nov 27, 2018

Ryan Hawk is the founder/host of The Learning Leader Show.  A top ranked business podcast with a "Who's Who" list of incredible guests.

Ryan has been a student of leadership and performance excellence most of his life – first as a high level athlete, then in the corporate world.  

He was a much-decorated sales professional, Sales Manager, Market Segment Leader, and ultimately a Vice President of Sales in a multi-billion company.  

He is a sought-after public speaker, an accomplished writer, and a trusted advisor to his clients.  He runs the Leadership Advisory practice at Brixey & Meyer.

Nov 25, 2018

Jim Tressel is the president of Youngstown State University, where he served as the the head football coach for 15 seasons, guiding the team to 4 1-AA National Championships.

Tressel is also the former head coach at Ohio State University for 10 seasons, in 2002 he achieved the first 14-0 record in college football since 1897, he also won the BCS national championship in the same year.

Tressel was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2015.

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