Dr. Ben Michaelis: High Performance Mental Health

Today my guest is Dr. Ben Michaelis an action-oriented psychologist, elite performance coach, professional thought partner, and the author of Your Next Big Thing: Ten Small Steps to Get Moving and Get Happy. In his private practice based in Manhattan, Dr. Michaelis works with entrepreneurs, authors, actors, musicians, artists, and executives. He’s frequently featured as a mental health expert on various television and radio programs such as The Today Show, Fox News, MSNBC, and he’s written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Vanity Fair, The Oprah Magazine, Parents Magazine, Women’s Health, Glamour, and many others.

SUMMARY
00:03:37 – The NYC Marathon.
00:11:26 – Big life changes and travel.
00:17:58 – Who his the book written for.
00:24:07 – Societies current mental health challenges.
00:32:31  – The inner critic is not sufficient.
00:35:35 – Finding the right therapist for you.
00:42:38 – Lightning round.
00:48:01  – Questions about writing.

LINKS – (In order of appearance)
Your Next Big Thing: Ten Small Steps to Get Moving and Get Happy by Dr. Ben Michaelis
For Like Minds – Connect with People Like You
Siddhartha: A Novel – by Hermann Hesse
Calm App

Lea Endres: The Internet is My Religion

Today my guest is Lea Endres. Lea is an entrepreneur and educator and a human rights advocate, a renowned facilitator. She spent most of her life working to make the tools of leadership available to everyone. She’s an accomplished screenwriter and the coauthor of Jim Gilliam’s memoir. The Internet is my religion. In this conversation, we explore what it was like for Lea to help Jim get his memoir written and we also talk about her unlikely journey to become CEO of a large tech company – and a pretty incredible story. I hope you enjoy this conversation with Lea Endres.

SUMMARY
00:01:17 – What’s life about?
00:02:06 – The creation of Nation Builder.
00:07:08 – Giving the Internet is My Religion, away for free.
00:13:32 – Lea’s trip to Malaysia changes her.
00:23:20 – What it took to financially write the book.
00:25:06 – Nation Builder Books.
00:32:26 – The ideal author for Nation Builder Books to publish.
00:34:13 – Lighting round.
00:39:15 – Writing specific questions.

LINKS – (In order of appearance)
The Internet is My Religion – by Jim Gilliam and Lea Endres
Nation Builder
Green for All
Nation Builder Books
Jelina Chocolate
The Talent of the Room by Michael Ventura