#25 Casie Danenhauer: Tackling Pelvic Health and Doing What She Loves Her Own Way

#25 Casie Danenhauer: Tackling Pelvic Health and Doing What She Loves Her Own Way

I had great grades, graduated with my Doctorate of Physical Therapy, and worked in jobs where I was valued. I was also constantly exhausted, dealing with chronic back pain, drifting in and out of anxiety and depression, and was having my own pelvic floor issues: I was literally peeing my pants.

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#24 Tambra Wayne: Founding Om Matters Took Purposeful Pause

#24 Tambra Wayne: Founding Om Matters Took Purposeful Pause

Tambra Wayne is a woman that is both a powerhouse and who takes purposeful pause. Having established herself in commercial real estate, easily striding alongside her male counterparts, she rose to great peaks in that world. Ten years ago Tambra took her first pause from Real Estate, feeling misaligned and needing to break, breathe and to explore the world. After a year, she was enticed to come back to Real Estate, but it wouldn't be for good and for many years thereafter she knew she needed to get out. Tambra explained, "I wanted to leave my job (for good) years before I (finally) did.  But I didn’t feel that was the responsible or the smart thing to do." 

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#23 Nik Wood is a Life Athlete Podcasting in Bali

#23 Nik Wood is a Life Athlete Podcasting in Bali

At 6 feet 7 inches tall, Nic is 50% Canadian and 50% Nicaraguan, with big bold eyes and a huge smile, he just can’t be missed. Nic and his friends joined our dinner table and we got to talking about life coaching and various ways in. Nic had recently moved to Bali from Korea. Three months into his stay in Bali, and he’d already launched his first podcast, Life Athletics, which proves his thesis through interviewing incredible individuals that life can be likened to a game, and we can all level up in key areas. 

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#20 Niraj Shah: A Stroke of Good Fortune

#20 Niraj Shah: A Stroke of Good Fortune

Of course a brush with death or incapacitation like that also intensifies and clarifies what is truly important, so it’s fair to say it helped me both streamline my activities and stop unconsciously treating both health and time as if they are limitless resources - they’re not. It created a sense of urgency.

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#19 Alua Arthur: A Life's Work With The Dying

#19 Alua Arthur: A Life's Work With The Dying

Death is a part of our story. We can’t say we love something and not also love its end. OtherwIse it is condItIonal love. The last breaths are such a sacred tIme, much like our first breaths. They should be treated the same way: with awe, wonder, befuddlement at the mystery of life and with planning, pomp, and celebration of LIFE. 

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#18: Aaron Goldberg: Lawyer, Screenwriter, Gongmaster

#18: Aaron Goldberg: Lawyer, Screenwriter, Gongmaster

You are meant to deal with all the stuff that’s coming up, and it’s essential for your inner journey.  And your outer journey is simply a reflection of your inner journey. Take your time.  Call upon your resources.  And make the full 180.  After plenty of time has passed and you’re confident that you’ve stayed the course and learned your lessons, then it’s an okay time to go back.  Because you won’t be the same person anymore.  And that’s the most important part of the 180.

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#17 From Luxury on Wall Street to Tent Living in Hawaii: Ali Slous of Kalani Retreat Center

#17 From Luxury on Wall Street to Tent Living in Hawaii: Ali Slous of Kalani Retreat Center

It took about a year to plan my exit strategy, including moving out of my apartment, donating most of my possessions, leaving my job, and, ultimately, booking a one-way ticket to the Big Island, where I signed up for a three-month volunteer engagement at Kalani. I went from living on the 29th floor of a luxury building on Wall Street to a tent in the jungle. 

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#16: Dianne Langford James: Breaking Cycles and Building Her Legacy

#16: Dianne Langford James: Breaking Cycles and Building Her Legacy

In her 20’s, Mama D fell victim to alcohol and drug abuse as a result of a marriage gone awry. For decades, she struggled with alcoholism, still doing the best she could to provide for her children through a slew of corporate jobs including work for a local telephone company and the state of Massachusetts.

It was less than a month before her 40th birthday when Dianne had her “a-ha” moment.

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#9 Just Do It: Lauren Rinkey, Aggregator of Awesome, Artist, Marketer, Lady of the Swoosh

#9 Just Do It: Lauren Rinkey, Aggregator of Awesome, Artist, Marketer, Lady of the Swoosh

Tony Robbins spoke in a class I co-teach at USC this past year and he said, "If you're not growing, you're dying." That hit home with me in a big way. I believe that to my core. With that, impeding changes make me feel like I'm living in a live version of a "Choose Your Own Adventure" book.

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#7: Pop Star Hannah Madison Taylor

#7: Pop Star Hannah Madison Taylor

A lifelong singer and songwriter, Hannah is passionate about using music to help others and is involved in the Recording Academy's GRAMMY in the Schools program. Her advice to anyone considering a 180 is to ask yourself that vital question: "If I don't explore this, will I always ask myself 'what if?' …" If the answer is yes, you owe it to yourself to start investigating what it would take to pursue your dream.

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