In recent months, 3 different Big Dreamers from around the world wrote to Eva about how to deal with people who say mean things about them online. Jenny from Long Island who recently started a YouTube channel, and is upset that commenters in her channel make fun of the way she dresses. Charlie from Dublin, Ireland who is thinking about starting a podcast but is self-conscious about his lisp and thinks that haters will poke fun at his voice. And Tim from Sydney, Australia who started a blog and is frustrated by the mean comments that have been posted about his writing skills. When we received a number of questions on the same topic, we know it is time to record a podcast episode on the issue. Fortunately, one of our mentors Brendon Burchard recently created a video entitled “How To Deal With Haters.” Eva was really moved by Brendon’s advice, and shares Brendon’s tips as well as how she has applied Brendon’s strategies to deal with the cyberbullies who have said mean things about our podcast. For show notes, please visit DreamBigPodcast.com/164
DB 163: Lori Harder On Overcoming Bullying And Finding Bliss
We always look for guests with inspiring life stories -- those who overcame struggles that would have caused most to quit but instead chose to transform their lives to achieve their Big Dreams. Lori Harder is the epitome of the ideal guest. In her discussion with Eva, Lori shares an emotional story of being bullied as a child because of her weight. Rather than let the bullies destroy her life, Lori embodied the idea that “the greatest revenge is success” and transformed her body (and life) through fitness. And she didn’t just dabble in fitness -- she went ALL IN and became a three-time fitness world champion and cover model. It was a true honor to have Lori on as Eva’s guest, and we know you will enjoy their conversation. For our show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/ 163
DB 162: Where Does Confidence Come From? Here’s The Secret!
In this episode, Eva answers a question from Jane who lives in Boise, Idaho. Jane wrote: “Eva, -- where do you get your confidence from? I’ve been a long time listener of the podcast -- and I’m amazed that you feel confident enough to have one-on-one conversations with Kobe Bryant, Evanna Lynch, General Stanly McRystal, astronaut Chris Hadfield and so many other amazing people who have accomplished so much in their life. I have been really struggling with my self-confidence I am super shy and don’t feel comfortable talking in class. When my teacher calls on me, I wish I could crawl under a rock rather than speak up in front of my classmates. If you have any advice on how I can develop more confidence, I would greatly appreciate it.” Eva shares how just 3 years ago she was so shy that she would refuse to place her own order at a restaurant, and explains how she has been able to build her confidence over the last 3 years so that she can now confidently interview world-class performers. It’s been an incredible transmission that we have had the pleasure to witness as her parents, and this episode will be especially powerful if your child struggles with confidence. For show notes, please visit DreamBigPodcast.com/162
DB 161: Surfing Legend Laird Hamilton On His Big Dream To Ride The World’s Biggest Waves
It is not very often that Eva interviews a guest who has had multiple full-length documentary movies made about them. Usually to do her research, Eva has to find numerous videos on Youtube and read articles authored by the guest to adequately prepare for an interview. With this week’s guest -- Laird Hamilton -- our family watched the movie: Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton -- and we immediately knew that Laird was a Big Dreamer who we would love to have on the podcast. We were thrilled when he agreed! Laird Hamilton is best known as an American big-wave surfer and pioneer in the world of action water sports. Over the last decade, Laird has transcended from surfing to become an international fitness icon and nutrition expert. Many of today’s top professional athletes and celebrities look to Laird for training guidance, including instruction in his unique underwater resistance workouts. It was a true honor to have Laird on as Eva’s guest, and we know you will enjoy their conversation. For our show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/ 161
DB 160: 3-Year Anniversary Of The Dream Big Podcast & Why Everything Is Figureoutable!
It is simply amazing that it has been 3 years since we launched the Dream Big Podcast. Our very first show, Episode #1 was published on October 19, 2016. Whether you have been part of Eva’s journey since 2016, or have just recently learned about the podcast -- we wanted to thank each and every one of you Big Dreamers for listening to the podcast, for supporting the show, and for being Eva’s inspiration to continue to record new episodes each and every week. We are proud to say that Eva has not missed a single Monday since we launched the podcast in 2016. Not a single one. In this episode, Eva reflects on the 3-year anniversary and explains how adopting the mantra “Everything is Figureoutable” (the title of Marie Forleo’s new bestselling book) has been the key secret to launching the podcast and keeping it going the last 3 years. For show notes, please visit DreamBigPodcast.com/160