Psychiatrist on Social Jetlag, How Marijuana Affects Sleep, and Managing the Anxious Mind | E68 Jennifer Reid

There is nothing better than waking up in the morning feeling refreshed and energized. I love a good night’s sleep. On the flip side, if I didn’t get enough quality sleep, I might as well just take the L and call itContinue reading “Psychiatrist on Social Jetlag, How Marijuana Affects Sleep, and Managing the Anxious Mind | E68 Jennifer Reid”

How to Become an Awesome-Sauce Manager, Deal with Underperforming Employees, and Build a Competent Team | E66 Makeda Andrews

I never realized how much of an impact my manager could have on my job satisfaction until I’ve had both the good and the lousy. Experiencing both has assured me one thing, I want to become an exceptional leader. To continue learning,Continue reading “How to Become an Awesome-Sauce Manager, Deal with Underperforming Employees, and Build a Competent Team | E66 Makeda Andrews”

Justin Talks About How the Show Got Started, Guest Selection, His Career, and More I E65 Andrew Biernat

I have something different for you today. This is a replay from my good friend Andrew Biernat’s show: Your Personal Growth, Personal Brand Podcast. Andrew asked me a lot of great questions about The Struggle is Real including how the show gotContinue reading “Justin Talks About How the Show Got Started, Guest Selection, His Career, and More I E65 Andrew Biernat”

Sex is a Learned Skill, Overcome Bedroom Boredom, and Find Your Pleasure Potential | E63 Susan Bratton

With high school teachers and porn stars being our instructors, I’m not surprised sex is awkward and unrealistic. But at least we have our friends to talk to right? We’ll through my personal experience, we are comfortable boasting about the highs ofContinue reading “Sex is a Learned Skill, Overcome Bedroom Boredom, and Find Your Pleasure Potential | E63 Susan Bratton”

 TEDx Speaker on Betting on Yourself, Seeking Discomfort, and Taking Chances | E61 Ahmad Jabbir

I love listening to stories that require someone to take a chance and today’s episode is packed with those. You’ll hear from my friend, Ahmad Jabbir. He exhibits and embodies the phrase “bet on yourself.” One of my favorite stories he tellsContinue reading ” TEDx Speaker on Betting on Yourself, Seeking Discomfort, and Taking Chances | E61 Ahmad Jabbir”

Using Your Money to Make a Life Instead of Using Your Life to Make Money | E59 Laura Rotter

I feel today’s episode is a perfect follow-up to my recent conversation with Jeremy Schneider. In that episode, we discussed how to easily invest your money in order to predictively grow your wealth. Today I want to extend that conversation.  I knowContinue reading “Using Your Money to Make a Life Instead of Using Your Life to Make Money | E59 Laura Rotter”

How to Get Started Investing, the Cost of Actively Managed Funds, and a 2-Step Plan to Retire in 15 Years | E57 Jeremy Schneider

Investing is complicated…but does it need to be? Starting your investing journey can be super overwhelming especially in this age of information overload: stocks, crypto, FAANG, options, bonds. This brings up the obvious question: what should I invest in? Personally, I wantContinue reading “How to Get Started Investing, the Cost of Actively Managed Funds, and a 2-Step Plan to Retire in 15 Years | E57 Jeremy Schneider”

Building a Legendary Marriage with Tactical Empathy, Generative Questions, and a Whole Lot of Patience | E56 Larry Hagner

I have a really fun episode for you today. I’ve been following today’s guest for a few years now and I finally got the courage to pitch him to come on the show. I’m really excited that he said yes because heContinue reading “Building a Legendary Marriage with Tactical Empathy, Generative Questions, and a Whole Lot of Patience | E56 Larry Hagner”

Mental Health Counselor on How to Stop Criticizing Your Body and Health is More Than Your Weight | E54 Sophie Killip

Our teenage years present many challenges. One universal obstacle I saw few of us avoid was the trap of comparing ourselves to others, particularly our physical bodies. Someone was always thinner, more muscular, prettier, taller, or had better skin. Many of thoseContinue reading “Mental Health Counselor on How to Stop Criticizing Your Body and Health is More Than Your Weight | E54 Sophie Killip”

Creator of Blind Dating Show on Dealing with Criticism, Law of Attraction, and Overcoming Self-Doubt | E53 Harrison Forman

Do you know what’s worse than being set up on a blind date? Going on that date in front of a live audience. Oh, and when I say blind date, I mean literary blind-folded. That’s the concept for the New York CityContinue reading “Creator of Blind Dating Show on Dealing with Criticism, Law of Attraction, and Overcoming Self-Doubt | E53 Harrison Forman”

Podcast Producer on Using Sides Projects to Develop New Skills, Meet People and Launch a Career | E51 Alex Williamns

With New Year’s quickly approaching, I’m guessing you will be thinking about how you want to spend more of your free time in 2022. Friends, family, and your health are all great choices but I want to dangle one more idea outContinue reading “Podcast Producer on Using Sides Projects to Develop New Skills, Meet People and Launch a Career | E51 Alex Williamns”

Student Loan Forbearance is Ending Soon…Here is How to Decide on a Repayment Strategy | E50 Andrew Paulson

For many of us, student loans are a huge financial burden throughout our 20s and well into our 30s. Student loans can be hard to keep up with because payments can be the same amount as mortgages. But unlike mortgages, I’m guessingContinue reading “Student Loan Forbearance is Ending Soon…Here is How to Decide on a Repayment Strategy | E50 Andrew Paulson”

The Damaging Consequences of Loneliness and What You Can Do About It | E49 Michael Bauman

In this extraordinary era of pandemic isolation, it makes sense that people are feeling more alone than ever. Although stay-at-home orders and social distancing exacerbated loneliness, this trend started way before Corona took on a whole new meaning. This rise of lonelinessContinue reading “The Damaging Consequences of Loneliness and What You Can Do About It | E49 Michael Bauman”

Financial Therapist on Attachment Theory, Salary Differences, and Creating Financial Intimacy | E47 Ed Coambs

Nothing kills the mood like discussing money issues but as much as we don’t want it to be a reality, money is a significant aspect of relationships. If a couple isn’t on the same page financially, you can almost guarantee a bumpyContinue reading “Financial Therapist on Attachment Theory, Salary Differences, and Creating Financial Intimacy | E47 Ed Coambs”

Networking Online, Give Give Get Archetype, and a Networking Lesson Leads to an Invitation to the PGA Championship | E46 J. Kelly Hoey

Today’s guest is the spunky J. Kelly Hoey, author of Build Your Dream Network: Forging Powerful Relationships In A Hyper-Connected World. Along with being an author, Kelly is a sought out speaker for her networking insights. She also has some pretty coolContinue reading “Networking Online, Give Give Get Archetype, and a Networking Lesson Leads to an Invitation to the PGA Championship | E46 J. Kelly Hoey”

How to Ask for More One-On-One Time and Make It Easy for Your Manager to Say Yes | E45 (Bonus) Kyle & Justin

Surprise episode! My little brother, Kyle Peters, joins me on the podcast to discuss his favorite takeaway from E44: one-on-one meetings. We discussed why one-on-one meetings could serve you at work. We’ll outline our one-on-one meeting structure. Finally, Kyle shares how heContinue reading “How to Ask for More One-On-One Time and Make It Easy for Your Manager to Say Yes | E45 (Bonus) Kyle & Justin”

How to Gain Leadership Experience as a Junior Employee, Being Liked vs Being Respected, and Better 1 on 1 Meetings | E44 Ben Brearley

Ben Brearley has been leading people for over 15 years. He saw the struggle managers had with the balancing act of leadership. Ben started writing articles to serve those who aspired to be an attentive and considerate manager. At the time, BenContinue reading “How to Gain Leadership Experience as a Junior Employee, Being Liked vs Being Respected, and Better 1 on 1 Meetings | E44 Ben Brearley”

Master Trainer on How to Overcome Your Gym Anxiety and Start Your Fitness Journey | E42 Kawan Karadaghi

Many of us go through quite the physical transformation in our 20’s. Our metabolism slows down and we can no longer eat junk food for every meal. When we get older, we have to be more intentional about our fitness routines. IContinue reading “Master Trainer on How to Overcome Your Gym Anxiety and Start Your Fitness Journey | E42 Kawan Karadaghi”

Former Inmate on Believing in Yourself, Creating Your Comeback, and Proving Them Wrong | E41 Nate Dukes

Joining me on today’s podcast is Nate Dukes. Nate is an author, speaker, property investor, leader at his church, and serves on the board of a non-profit for underprivileged youth. Already an impressive resume for someone in their 30s. But what isContinue reading “Former Inmate on Believing in Yourself, Creating Your Comeback, and Proving Them Wrong | E41 Nate Dukes”

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