DB 003: How BLACK Overcame Bullying With A Yo-Yo And Became A World Champion

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TODAY’S GUEST

In this episode, Eva and Olga welcome world Yo-Yo champion, Cirque du Soleil artist and TED speaker, BLACK.
Like millions of others, we first fell in love with BLACK’s craft through his magical performance at the TED conference.  As of this publication, his TED video has over 5M views and we encourage all of our listeners to enjoy BLACK’s performance here.

Known for practicing more than 10,000 hours to master the yo-yo, BLACK’s big dream is to show the world that anything is possible as long as you believe in yourself.  We are honored to have him as a guest on the Dream Big Podcast.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • How you can teach yourself any skill, even ones that are not formally taught at your school.
  • Why there is bullying at schools, and how understanding the reason behind bullying can help kids coping with the problem.
  • How improving at a skill (like yo-yo) can improve your confidence and have a positive impact on other areas in your life.
  • The importance of picking a career that you are passionate about (hint: it makes you a lot happier!)
  • How BLACK mixed video game moves and yo-yo tricks to create an art form that previously did not exist.
  • BLACK’s tips to our listeners for getting started with a yo-yo.

RESOURCES

FREE, PERSONALIZED ACTIVITY SHEET


At the time BLACK first became the World Yo-Yo Champion, there was no clear career path for him to make a living as a yo-yo performer.   But BLACK did not give up on his dream.  Instead, he invented an entirely new art form that combines yo-yo with other disciplines including martial arts and dance.  BLACK showed the importance of “thinking outside the box” and by doing so, he has been able to achieve great success as a professional yo-yo artist.

For this episode’s bonus sheet, we are encouraging all of our guests to think outside the box with a brain teaser challenge that literally requires you to “think outside the box.”  As always, this is a 100% free download that you can personalize with your face and name — and you can make one for each member of the family.   Click Here to claim you free download.

 

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DB 002: Dana Wilde On How To “Train Your Brain” To Achieve Your Dreams

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TODAY’S GUEST

In today’s episode, Eva and Olga welcome Dana Wilde, the best selling author of Train Your Brain and President/CEO of The Mind Aware, an organization currently helping thousands of entrepreneurs, small-business owners, and independent professionals to grow their businesses in record time. On her own podcast, The Mind Aware Show, Dana interviews celebrity experts on positive mindset and cutting edge marketing strategies for entrepreneurs. She is also passionate about helping animals, playing baritone ukulele, practicing Kundalini yoga, and creating raw food dishes.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • What it means to be a “Brain Trainer.”
  • What to do when you wake up on the wrong side of the bed.
  • What does Mind Awareness mean and why is it so important to be self-aware.
  • How you can train your brain to think more positively.
  • What mantras are and how kids can use them too.
  • The benefits of positive thinking in a variety of aspects of your life, from taking tests to improving skills at a sport and even convincing your parents to get a dog!
  • Why it is important to start the day with positive intention.
  • What Dana does for fun when she is not working, and why it is important to take breaks and how it can boost your productivity.
  • The correlation between happiness and success.
  • The secret to getting over moments of doubt.

RESOURCES

FREE, PERSONALIZED ACTIVITY SHEET

In this episode, Dana stressed the importance of mantras and how they could have a beneficial impact on your life. We are challenging you to do 7-days of positive mantras.  Start the day off right by reciting your mantra out loud and really believe the words as you say them.  We created this personalized mantra tracker sheet that you can use to add your own face and name to the sheet, and track your progress!   This is a 100% free download and you can create as many as you want — we encourage the entire family to participate!  Click here to claim you free download.

 

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THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSOR, POSTPALCLUB.COM

The sponsor of Dream Big is PostPalClub.com — a monthly membership club that includes 4 personalized postcards, pre-stamped and ready-to-send to friends and family.  For a limited time only, we are offering the 1st month of the Post Pal Club for only $1.   That’s just 25 cents each for 4 postcards and it already includes the stamps as well!!   To take advantage of this offer while it is still available use the code DREAMBIG at checkout.  You can learn more at PostPalClub.com!