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#9 – Jim Posner: A Journey From Wall Street Trader to Mindfulness Teacher [Podcast]

Jim Posner, Wall Street Trader turned Mindfulness Meditation Teacher joins me to discuss the value of meditation and his journey from a life of anxiety and stress to one of wellness and contribution. We speak about the benefits of meditation. We also go into his decision to transition from a stressful career on Wall Street to a meaningful career as a Mindfulness Meditation Teacher.

Listen with Apple iTunes
Listen with Google Play

Connect with Jim Posner:

Resources discussed:
John Kabat-Zinn: Creator of MBSR (Mindful Based Stress Reduction) with an array of books worth checking out.
The Don’t Panic Project Podcast by Jim Posner. Podcast (and on YouTube) empowering people suffering from anxiety, stress, and depression. Check out interviews with Andy Weir (author of The Martian) and Navy SEAL Andy Stumpf.

#7 – Sherpa John Lacroix: Running For My Life [Podcast]

Today’s podcast features an Interview with Sherpa John Lacroix, a fixture of the Colorado ultramarathon running scene and founder of Human Potential Running. Not only does Sherpa John organize some of the most scenic (and toughest) trail races around, he is also an accomplished ultramarathon runner himself. He’s finished 200-mile races, over a dozen 100-mile runs and countless other adventures in addition to his most recent one: a heroic attempt to run 300+ miles to raise awareness for mental health issues in our society. As a bonus, we are joined for part of this interview with his partner in Human Potential Running (and fellow runner) Hollis Lyman to provide further insights.


In this episode we discuss:
  • What it’s like to try running 305 miles, from Colorado’s lowest to highest points.
  • How much of distance running is physical vs mental.
  • Why he gave up a traditional career path to literally blaze his own trail.
  • The secret to accessing more of our human potential than we could ever imagine.
…and much more!


Connect with Sherpa John and his Human Potential Running series:


Also, listen to his podcast about distance running, “Ultra Stories” (where I am interviewed on Season 1: Episode 5)

#6 – Matt Frazier: Leaving My Ph.D. To Start A Business And Build A Community [Podcast]

In today’s podcast, I bring you, Matt Frazier. Matt is the founder of No Meat Athlete, a thriving community of plant-based health and fitness members. Matt also happens to be a coaching client, and we have worked together throughout the past year to help Matt be his best self, and bring even more energy and enthusiasm to his business and community.


In this episode you will learn:
  • Why Matt left a Ph.D. program in Applied Math to pursue a career in blogging.
  • What he learned spending a week in Seth Godin’s office.
  • How he has grown No Meat Athlete into a thriving online business.
  • The truth about “Tipping Points.”
  • What he wished he knew when he first started his business.
  • …and so much more.


Connect with Matt Frazier:


Announcement: Now Enrolling for Coaching in 2018!


I am now opening up enrollment for 2018 Coaching clients. If you are interested in working with me one-on-one in 2018, now is the time to learn more and apply. I have 5 spots available (as of today, December 11, 2017) and expect to close enrollment by the end of January 2018. Learn more and apply herehttps://raviraman.com/work-with-me/

#5 – Doug Cunnington: Finding Success Online Building Niche Websites [Podcast]

A conversation with Doug Cunnington. Doug decided to respond to a layoff from a well-paying job as an IT Project Manager by creating his luck and building an online business. To boot, he relocated to Bozeman, Montana to live a lifestyle more in tune with what he and his wife enjoy. Doug’s company is all about building niche affiliate sites that make money through referrals paid by Amazon.com. It’s a business I didn’t know much about before speaking with him. Now, after having built many successful niche sites for himself, he helps others do the same. If you have dreamed of leaving a corporate job and redesigning your lifestyle, you will definitely want to listen to this episode.

Connect with Doug Cunnington here:
Niche Site Project
Doug’s Youtube Channel

#4 – Andrew Hogan: The Path of Effortless Success [Podcast]

A conversation with Andrew Hogan. Andrew has been a coach for leaders and entrepreneurs for over 25 years. We discuss what it takes to achieve goals and succeed at work and in business. Specifically, does working hard really work? Is there another way to get results and make progress? Andrew thinks there is…it’s a path of “effortless success.” We also discuss his location independent lifestyle, and what it’s like to travel around for the country in an Airstream (with his partner and three dogs!).

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#3 – What I’ve Learned In Three Years of Entrepreneurship [Podcast]

The top lessons I’ve learned in the almost three years I’ve been in business as an entrepreneur. While I’m incredibly happy with where things are at and how life is progressing, things have not gone as planned! If you are contemplating leaving a corporate job to start a business – or are in the midst of building your business now – you will get a lot out of this episode!

#1 – Welcome to the Motivated Life [Podcast]

Welcome to Motivated Life, I’m Ravi Raman. On this podcast I’ll be sharing ideas and insights for advancing your career, growing your business and in general, living a great life. We can learn a lot from the paths others have taken to create a great life, and that’s the premise behind this show. In addition to my best ideas and insights, I’ll be sharing interviews with leading thinkers to learn the best of what others know and share it all with you.