The Life Of Now Podcast

Christina Hernandez

Christina Hernandez struggled at an early with health issues, specifically with lyme disease and depression.

She found relief with the crazy home workout called INSANITY and other Beachbody workouts and it changed the game for her.

“If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine, it is lethal” – Paul Coelho
In this episode:

Internal vs external motivation and how to get more of it
“Secret to success”
Using the guidelines but going outside of that to make it work for you
Christina’s frustration with cellulite
How the word “skinny” isn’t any better than being called fat
Embracing the struggle and using it to create a positive change in your life
De-bunking the myth that it is EASY for “you”
Facing addiction and how to deal with it
How to identify and get past excuses

Ultimate success recipe from Tony Robbins:

Know your outcome
Know your reasons why
Take massive action
Notice your results
Change your approach

Resources mentioned:

21 Day Fix

Turbo Fire

Tony Robbins

Tony Horton interview

Bo Eason

Shakeology meal replacement shake
Connect with Christina:
Instagram: @thechristinahernandez

Facebook: @Thechristinahernandez

Twitter: @the_christinah

Pinterest: @thechristinah

Tony Horton Defining Success

You’ve heard me talk about it over and over on the impact today’s guest has made in my life.  THE Tony Horton joins me as my guest today.   Tony is the creator of numerous home workout programs that include P90X, P90X2, P90X3, Ten Minute Trainer, Power 90 and most recently released P90.

He is also an author of several books with the most recent being The Big Picture: 11 Laws That Will Change Your Life.

Tony also did some Improv comedy and MIMING on the streets to make ends meet.   He has trained celebrities like  Tom Petty, Billy Idol, Usher and Sheryl Crow just to name a few…..

In this episode:

Going from small apartment to “overnight success”
The fears and struggles Tony had to push through to reach success
Some of the books that helped create the right mindset needed
Those first bigger breaks with training a few celebrities
The person Tony needed to become
Simplifying nutrition
Defining success and happiness
Why most don’t succeed
Importance of humor with fitness
Tony’s epic vomiting incidents
Hint at his next project coming in 2016
2 sports that will definitely get you ripped
Why Greg lost more hair on his P90X journey
Tony’s definition of “artistic form of rhetoric”
The Fountain of Youth – speed work, balance and flexibility (pilates/yoga)

YouTube Video audio and video are a bit off with the Skype recording but here it is:

Resources mentioned in this episode:

Greg’s transformation

The “I Am” movie

Connect with Tony:

YouTube channel

Tony Horton Life

Nida Kazmi stops back for a visit on The Life Of Now to discuss how to gain clarity and focus in life.   The show took a little break while I need to shift some focus but we get into some of that as well.
In this episode:
1.) Meditation and gratitude – 5 or 10 minutes day

Don’t over complicate it
Perception and reception

2.) Knowing who you are

Admitting your faults
Being mindful
Define what you are looking for and write it down
Who is the person you need to become to make it happen

3.) Stop beating yourself up – internal conversation

Definition of “normal”

Internal motivation

Greg’s real secret to elite fitness

Nida on The Life Of Now episode 23

Greg on The Exponential You – episode 15

Darren Hardy’s Compound Effect

Limitless with Bradley Cooper

Greg’s daily motivation YouTube video

Michael Bernoff

LOA success story – Jess Lanci

John Wick

Fraser Bayley
Connect with Nida:

Jennifer Ellis is a brand strategist, marketing consultant and business coach who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer and found an even more sense of urgency in her life to life out her dreams and help her clients do the same.
In this episode:

Yoga and meditation and it’s importance
What fear do you have?
Intense, laser focus and why that’s necessary
How have priorities changed when faced with adversity?
Definition of slowing down to go fast
Jennifer’s definition of success
Dealing with cancer is a very positive way
The importance of fitness as a foundation in life
Not getting lost in comparison game and saying NO

Resources mentioned in episode:
Drive – Daniel Pink

Free ab videos –

Submit questions for Tony Horton future episode by e-mailing me
Connect with Jennifer:
Simple Mantra Marketing



Chandler Bolt is an Amazon best selling author of numerous books and courses.  He started a successful business while still in college then dropped out to pursue his dreams and was awarded the 2012 Entrepreneur of the Year by Young Entrepreneurs Across America.  He is full of energy, focus and determination.
In this episode:

What’s an entrepreneur house?
How Chandler removed adderall and improved his nutrition for clarity
Daily, monthly and yearly challenges that drive his competitive energy
Chandler discusses his morning ritual including a COLD shower and the importance of setting the tone of the day
Finding the positive in ALL situations in life; including traffic
The power of DECIDING

Chandler on Join Up Dots with David Ralph

Solopreneur Hour with Michael O’Neal

Hal Elrod – The Miracle Morning
Connect with Chandler:

Chandler’s books on Amazon


We are back at it for part 2 of our virtual conversation about life, technology, business and whatever else comes up. Kick off the New Year of 2015 in style and get ready for some super and crazy awesome things to come into your life this year.
Guest hosts in this episode:
Ronsley Vaz – Host of Bond Appetit and creator of Broadcast Your Message

Rey Brown – Host of Smart Phones Made Easy and creator of iPhone 6 Master Class

Sean Ackerman – Host of You Leading You – Episode 8

Scott Webber – Host of Not Bad For Dad – Episode 31

Nida Kazmi – Host of The Exponential You

Nathan Strong – Host of Stream Games Live TechGuyNate
In this episode:
Everyone chimes in with their opinions and experiences….

How technology has changed over the last 10-15 years and how we are using it now
Importance of your close inner circle of influence
Always surround yourself with positivity and those that push you to become better
Difference with being content with life and wanting more
Necessity of having a strong WHY and purpose to keep yourself from quitting
Who are the father/male role models of today?
How to build a tool kit for your kids to learn from

Resources in this episode:
Part 1 of this conversation (episode 68)

My guest today is a literal machine with an accent made from heaven.  One where he can probably say any vulgar or negative remark and STILL get the red carpet treatment from those around him.

He is the creator of the very successful DAILY show JOINUPDOTS on how we can make sense out of some of our crazy experiences and decisions in life.  He is the only man I know that can do so many interviews in a row that he actually catches some type of a buzz.

Improv conversations vs structures questions – Greg’s guest appearance on Join Up Dots
The importance of being unique as a podcast host
How not knowing a lot about other podcasts was a huge benefit when starting Join Up Dots
The key to David’s efficient system he uses to crank out a daily show
The best way to share personal stories to engage your audience
Using tangents and entertainment when teaching courses to make boring topics more interesting
How to use mnemomics and emotion to improve your memory
David’s 5-6 years that led up to the launch of his podcast and the boss that helped triggered a change for him
Where the concept of Join Up Dots started and how Steve Jobs influenced and played a major part
Once you see the light, there is no going back
The importance of a strong finish and tie the story together
The morning ritual and the power of it for success
How has life changed with success for David

Exercise to try:

Leave yourself a voice message with advice you would want your younger self to know

3 questions to ask yourself to find your passion:

What do you love doing?  Write it down
Where do I love being?
What am I truly great at?

Resources mentioned:
IFTTT – automate tasks

4 Hour Work Week – Tim Ferriss
Connect with David
Join Up Dots podcast



What happens when 7 podcasters from similar but very different backgrounds and 3 continents get together to discuss what they have learned along the way?  An engaging conversation about numerous topics of course!  I had the privilege to participate in this round table chat and enjoyed it immensely.  Grab a warm cup of coffee or your favorite drink and listen in.

We start off doing into deeper emotions of big events that pushed us to change and then move into technology and a few other items to lighten it up some.
Guest hosts in this episode:
Ronsley Vaz – Host of Bond Appetit and creator of Broadcast Your Message

Rey Brown – Host of Smart Phones Made Easy and creator of iPhone 6 Master Class

Sean Ackerman – Host of You Leading You – Episode 8

Scott Webber – Host of Not Bad For Dad – Episode 31

Nida Kazmi – Host of The Exponential You

Nathan Strong – Host of Stream Games Live TechGuyNate
In this episode:
Everyone chimes in with their opinions and experiences….

Facing Fears and how to handle them and use them for rapid growth
Finding the required belief system that is required to do your own thing
Finding the appropriate balance of time with family and building a business
Dealing with impostor syndrome
Fear of not taking advantage of the opportunities that are presented
How to handle the fear of limiting ourselves
Single most defining moments and relating that to life
Sean walks us the emotional experience of throwing out emotional attachments after disaster
Greg’s decision to be not average but the best he can be on October 5, 2009
Ronsley’s dinner event that triggered his self worth
How becoming a father changed the game for him for Nathan and Rey
Scott: Dealing with a distant relationship with his Dad
Being grateful for the technology that we have today
Gadgets and technology that we couldn’t go without today
Embracing technology vs fearing it

Resources in this episode:
Toastmasters – Public speaking group

Michael Bernoff – Mindset coach

Uber – Get your ride

Airbnb – rent a place for the night

3D printing

Breather app – rent a conference room

Jeff Stephens is known as the guy who builds online in the off hours, and teaches others that want more to do the same and burn the midnight oil.  He is a dad of 2 daughters, author and host of the CrazyDadLife Podcast.
In this episode:

What to expect with teenage daughters in the home
The importance of instilling confidence and leadership skills in your kids
Going for what you love in life
College degree or not?
Jeff’s journey from professional to entrepreneur/creative thinker
What book triggered a different mindset for Jeff
Signs to look for when seeking your passion
Time management tips for parents and balancing a career
Infamous “rock bottom” question
Catch 22 of low barrier to entry with online business world
Having a realistic time frame
Importance of engaging your kids into your goals and life vision
Why you should register the domain of your kid’s names
GenX advantages
Power of outsourcing

Resources mentioned:
Tim Ferriss – 4 Hour Workweek

Dave Ward – Powerful Lawyer To Surfer Dude (episode 14)
Connect with Jeff:
Crazy Dad Life website


Lara Loest works with hosts of some of iTunes’ highest rated podcast shows (Michael O’Neal, Chris Ducker, Grant Baldwin, Rick Mulready, Jordan Harbinger) by making their life easier with super professional show notes.  She is building a pretty cool lifestyle out in one of the nicest cities in the world, San Diego.  It wasn’t always that way for Lara.  She was struggling in life not very long ago and had to make some tough decisions.  By tackling fear and adversity, she is now beginning to see the rewards!
In this episode:

What’s life like in beautiful San Diego vs Wisconsin
The importance of our environment and how it relates to our frame of mind
The power of simplicity
Taking the desire for flexibility and telecommuting and turning into freelancing
Lara’s Eat, Pray, Love experience in Ireland
How traveling can be equivalent to a semester of college
Life before the podcasting world
Biggest fears tackled along the way
The concept of unlimited vacation

Resources mentioned:
Jordan Harbinger – Host, The Art of Charm

Chris Ducker Host, The New Business Podcast

Michael O’Neal Host, The Solopreneur Hour

Grant Baldwin Host, How’d You Get Into That?
Rick Mulready Host, Inside Social Media

Connect with Lara:
Show Notes Made Easy website