Live from the Live Better recording studio! Bret and Jason are here this week on the Live Better podcast (last podcast of the year!) reflecting on 2019, both personally and from a business standpoint.
As much as it is important to look ahead to a New Year, it's just as crucial to reflect on the past year. Many people look to the New Year as a fresh start, but reflection on the past provides more value than expected to succeed that next year, in a way that you want to.
Looking back at everything you did in 365 days is something you should be proud of! Some goals are accomplished and others maybe didn't go as planned and that is ok. Think to yourself, what do you want to do next year? What you did do this year that you want to continue? What you not accomplish that you want to this new year? What did you think you were going to do? Why did you do it? Why didn't you?
Sometimes you just need a second to reflect on the past year before diving head first into a fresh decade. Try not to set a New Years resolution just to set it, think about the strategy behind it and WHY you are choosing to do so.
Instead of setting resolutions (i.e. New Years resolutions), Live Better is setting an overarching direction for 2020 and setting goals and conversations underneath that direction.
We are starting the conversation early so that we already have momentum and can hit the ground running on January 1st.
During this episode, Bret and Jason are talking about both personal and business goals including (but also not limited to) the following: learning to play an instrument, exploring more calligraphy and creative writing, creating process around business and personal routines, participating in a variety of races (rather than just focusing on one big race like the marathon). If you struggle with creating and following through with goals or you are already looking ahead to where you want to go in 2020, this episode is for you!
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On today's podcast, we’re talking about GRATITUDE! We are practicing our own gratitude and sending our biggest thanks to our Live Better community. We have so much to be thankful for always, and specifically around this time of year.
During this episode we'll not only be showing our gratitude for our Live Better community, family and friends but also talking about actionable ways in which you can show gratitude to yourself and others on a regular basis. Whether it be helping someone get through something, or showing excitement, you name it, gratitude comes in more ways than just one.
Be present. Show gratitude. Have the best day ever!
Bret and Jason are coming to you LIVE on the Live Better Podcast this week in El Salvador!
The culmination of Bret and Jason's work…their purpose (AND passion)…is to help upgrade the lives of our community through health and wellness. This led them to create Live Better retreats.
Groups of people come together from all over the world in a beautiful destination for a week of self-reflection, discipline, fun, and sun. Without the distraction of home life (job, chores, social FOMO, errands, and cold weather…), you’re free to focus on exactly what you want to be doing. You (actually) have time to sit down and read, journal some thoughts on a new side hustle or reflect on a difficult time in your past, exercise every day, learn about yoga and mindfulness in an actionable way that helps you be better at [insert job description]. If this sounds like something you've been looking for, come join us.
You’ll come away from a Live Better Retreat being able to answer the following questions:
Listen in to this episode as the two talk about Live Better retreats, purpose and the way in which they both help others find their purpose through self-care.
On today's podcast, we’re going to borrow a concept from the world of psychedelics, specifically the way psychedelic drugs interact with the user. It is called “Set and Setting.”
Taken from Ido Hartogsohn, “The concept, which was first proposed by Timothy Leary and his group at Harvard, claimed that the character of a psychedelic experience is determined first and foremost by the user’s character, expectations and intentions (Set), as well as by the social and physical surrounding in which the drug experience takes place (Setting)."
Let’s suppose for a minute that in this hypothesis we swap “psychedelic experience/drugs” for “life” - it would read like this:
“The character of [life] is determined first and foremost by the user’s character, expectations and intentions (Set), as well as by the social and physical surrounding in which [life] takes place (Setting).”
From a wellness perspective, the combination of set and setting is very important. In this episode, we talk about ways to change your mindset (set) and how can we set up more environments (settings) to facilitate a better mindset for you being able to improve in some way (i.e. setting up your office to feel more creative).
In this episode, we talk about being in charge of your life. Your life is determined by YOUR actions, YOUR expectations and the way you want to be treated and how you want to it, and by the intention (effort and focus) you put behind it. If you are looking to up-level your life, and need some advice on how to get there, this episode is for you.
Welcome to the new and improved, Live Better Podcast!
To kick off the new season, this episode is centered around the "Best Day Ever" mindset. If you don't already know, the phrase "Best Day Ever" is used by co-founders Bret Gornik and Jason Loebig day in, day out. It's a mantra of how they live their lives and teach others to follow in their footsteps.
Listen in as Bret and Jason discuss with one another what the "Best Day Ever" mindset means with the steps to get there, how they apply it to their everyday lives, and the different tools and tactics they use to talk about and act upon it.
If you want to develop a way in which you approach life stronger, with more resiliency, Bret and Jason believe you must practice the way in which you make decisions, act, and evaluate your behavior. Your body is capable of doing great things; your mind is the power (or brakes) to the train.
This is what we call, the "Best Day Ever" mindset.
Our podcast is getting a makeover! After starting our podcast in 2016, we decided it was time for an upgrade. Welcome to the new and improved, Live Better Podcast.
Live Better is the experiential health brand that reaches thousands of women and men trying to live their best lives by sharing health, wellness, business, & lifestyle tips.
Whether you want to learn more about wellness, are navigating the process of following your dreams, or have already found your purpose in life, this is the podcast for you. In each episode, Nike Trainers and Performance Coaches, Bret Gornik and Jason Loebig share helpful tips, strategies and stories with guests that you can apply to your own life to pursue your purpose.
The dynamic co-founders interview guests (athletes, entrepreneurs, experts, coaches, best-selling authors, & thought leaders) who are making an impact on the world, using wellness to fuel whatever they want to do in life, better.
New episodes every Tuesday. Have the best day ever.
"I finished 32 seconds under (my goal of) 3 hours. There's no way I could have finished 1 second faster" - Bret Gornik
On this episode of the Live Better Podcast: Marathon Series, Bret and Jason are here post marathon to talk about their individual experiences going into detail on the physical and mental hurdles they experienced while running their first marathon.
On this episode of the Live Better Podcast: Marathon Series, Bret and Jason go into additional detail on their preparation for the Chicago Marathon. They speak specifically on the mental side of racing - knowing the horizon is so long for marathon training.
Listen in to hear more details on Bret + Jason’s marathon journey and cheer them on this Sunday if you are in Chicago! If you are running the marathon, striving towards any goal, looking to push yourself past mental limits, take a listen!
"You have to trust the process. That's all a successful race is. An appropriate amount of recovery relative to the amount of work you did." - Robyn LaLonde, Owner of EDGE Athlete Lounge, Nike Running Central Head Coach
On this episode of the Live Better Podcast: Marathon Series, Bret, Jason and Robyn discuss the physical and mental journey of running a marathon.
Listen in to hear Robyn's journey as an athlete, a coach and for more information on EDGE Athlete Lounge. If you are running the marathon, or any race, and are looking for last minute tips to perform your best, this episode is for you!
"It's magical. This is one of the biggest races in the world, the Chicago Marathon." - Mike Thomson, Founder of Fast & Fit Coaching
On this episode of the Live Better Show: Marathon Series, Bret, Jason and Mike discuss how to run your best marathon.
Listen in to hear Mike's inspiring journey as an athlete and a coach and learn about Fast & Fit Coaching philosophies. If you are running the marathon, or any race, and are looking to perform your best, this episode is for you!
Live Better co-founders Bret + Jason talk about their experience training for their first marathon - with a goal to run the 26.2 miles in under 3 hours. The two go into detail on why they chose to the run the marathon and how they've hit their goals along the way.
Matt and Kevin both played professional sports as well as participated and trained for Ironman and Marathons. Two entrepreneurs who have dedicated their business to finding a natural way to reduce stress on the body through CBD. They both tried CBD years ago and after finding amazing results their goal was to create the best product that was safe for athletes. That's where Beam was born.
We discuss why Matt and Kevin do what they do, the life of a professional athlete, the benefits and how to consume CBD, and what it takes to have the best day ever.
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We met Paul as he came on one of our Live Better Retreats in El Salvador. He is similar to us in the fact he left his steady paying corporate job to pursuer is purpose in wellness. He now coaches one-on-one clients, is a founding Barry's instructor in Seattle, runs Down Dog Athletics, and is always living his truth. He blends yoga and lifting to find the synergy between both worlds and in the body. You cannot find a human being with a bigger heart.
D'juan shares his whole story. This is a truly special episode. D'juan opens up about his injuries, his recovery both physically and mentally, his struggles after ending his NFL career short, and how he turned it all around to be one of the best coaches out there. He co-founded the Ultimate Athlete Bootcamp. He continues to push everyone though social media and online coaching. During this show we really learn about how mindset and overcome anything that is thrown your way. D'juan has a super powerful way of delivering information. This is the best ever.
Remy is truly a professional. In this episode we dive into actionable ways she stays organized, prioritizes tasks, schedules meetings, runs multiple businesses, and always has time for golden hour to shoot photos. She shares her story about being sober, quitting her job, and becoming a vegan. This is a special show geared around upgrades, movings forward, and respecting the body as the vessel to put good into the world. Enjoy.
We met Betina years ago through the Nike network and she has just crushed it ever since! She recently started the Dance with Mweyne Foundation which aids special needs in developing nations. She is a Nike Master trainer and runs women's wellness programs out of her home gym in California. She is a musician, "surfer", athlete, and incredible human being. Please enjoy.
Ryan has tested everything he preaches on himself first. His first book, Fuck Your Feelings, is a neuroscientist-based exploration of why some people succeed and others do not. His podcast, The Better Human Project, explores how people crush life. This episode is incredible and we can't wait to hear what you think!
Darren was the first to dive into the true business behind sports. He opened the world's eyes to the behind the scenes. He uses dedication and hard work to create his best life. He has to marathon under his belt while being a father and husband. He reports all the biggest sporting events all over the globe. During this episode, we share his story, how he keeps his systems running, his deep dive into all the stories he uncovers, and his persona strategies to live an amazing life.
Marcus believes in creating rhythm in one's life through movement, mindfulness, and positivity. He complete in crossfire, started his own very successful gym, creating the idea around Functional Body Building, and continuing to improve daily. He combines strength, mobility, and energy to optimize results. This episodes focuses on how the ideas of his method translate in the gym and in the rest of life. You can meet him in person in San Rafael, Cali or online with his amazing workout and nutrition program.
Jacquelyn has always loved to move her body. She found her calling through coaching and dance. She led groups through dance and other types of movement. With a goal of reaching more people, she took her skills online and created actionable programs to improve posture, gain mobility, practice more yoga, and feel better. Jacquelyn chats through her career progression, her life story, and her outlook on the best day ever.