Episode 121: Laura Harris Smith – 30 Day Faith Detox – Quiet Brain – Healthy Living Handbook [podcast]

Episode 121: Laura Harris Smith – 30 Day Faith Detox – Quiet Brain – Healthy Living Handbook [podcast]

Welcome to The Shaun Tabatt Show! My friend Laura Harris Smith returns to the show today to talk about The 30-Day Faith Detox, share about her new oil blend Quiet Brain, and give us a sneak peek into her forthcoming book The Healthy Living Handbook.

Here’s what you’ll learn in this episode:

  • Laura shares some of her backstory and how she got “pushed” into pursuing a Faith Detox lifestyle. (00:50 – 05:41)
  • The 30-Day Faith Detox is a reset for a person’s body, mind, and spirit. Laura explains how she is able to simultaneously impact all three at the same time.(05:42 – 13:45)
    Following The 30-Day Faith Detox your body develops a sort of “super power” where it’s now able to let you know when you’re eating foods that are bad for you. (13:46 – 19:14)
  • Different colored fruits and vegetables nourish different parts of the body. Laura shares how God surprised her with that aspect of the book. (19:15 – 30:14)
  • Things that still surprise Laura as she looks back on the past 14 months since the book released.  (30:15 – 35:01)
  • Laura shares a few of the top questions her readers ask about The 30-Day Faith Detox. (35:02 – 37:06)
  • Habits and routines that have contributed to Laura’s ongoing health and wellness. (37:07 – 38:56)
  • Tips on cooking and food preparation during The 30-Day Faith Detox. (38:57 – 40:18)
  • Tools or products that have been a game-changer healthwise. (40:19 – 44:45)
  • Laura shares the story behind her new oil blend Quiet Brain. (44:46 – 56:21)
  • The Healthy Living Handbook releases December 2017. Laura gives a sneak peek at what we can expect in the new book. (56:22 – 1:00:00)
  • Places to connect with Laura on the web to get copies of her books and check out her new oil blend Quiet Brain. (1:00:01 – 1:01:26)

Laura Harris Smith - 30-Day Faith Detox

About the Book:  It’s time to push the reset button for your body, mind and spirit!

In this new, groundbreaking total-being cleanse, wellness expert and certified nutritional counselor Laura Harris Smith takes on not only your body but also your mind and spirit.

Day by day, prayer by prayer, you will confront 30 universal faith toxins like doubt, discouragement and anger. And flush them out.

Each day offers a simple body detox that associates specific body organs with the faith toxins you are flushing out, and by the end of the 30 days, you will have a total body detox.

Using ingredients right from your own kitchen, you’ll get delicious recipes for colorful smoothies, juices, soups and entrees. There’s even a section for veggie-haters! Make the connection between physical health and spiritual health, and start feeling better physically, mentally and spiritually.

Laura Harris Smith

About the Author:  Laura Harris Smith founded Eastgate Creative Christian Fellowship with her husband, Pastor Chris Smith, and she is the director for the Eastgate Creative Arts Conservatory, where among other things, she mentors young writers all over the world in her online creative writing classes. An actress, playwright, poet, and media dynamo, she was a TV host on the Shop at Home Network and is the author of multiple books. With one foot in ministry and one in media, Laura and her husband have six children and reside near Nashville, Tennessee.

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Previous Interviews:

The Shaun Tabatt Show Episode 46 – The 30-Day Faith Detox

Author Talks Episode 120 – Seeing the Voice of God

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Episode 116: What I learned from my data, initial goals, resources selected for my 1st life hacking sprint [podcast]

Episode 116: What I learned from my data, initial goals, resources selected for my 1st life hacking sprint [podcast]

It’s Friday, so that means it’s time for another Hack My Midlife Crisis episode!

Today I share an update on what I’ve learned from the data I’ve collected over the past 2 weeks, my initial goals, and the resources I’ll be putting to the test for my 1st life hacking sprint.

Here’s  more information on the specific tools I’m using to keep daily notes and compile the data I’m collecting:

Moleskine Evernote Smart Notebook ATracker Pro - Daily Task and Time Tracking Health App

Moleskine Evernote Smart Notebook – I chose this particular notebook for several reasons. First off, I’m old school and still love taking notes on paper. This particular Moleskine notebook is designed to take advantage of Evernote’s Page Camera feature, so you’re able to capture the pages of your notebook with your smartphone or tablet and upload them directly to Evernote. It was also very important to me that I work with a bound notebook for this project. In the past I’ve used legal pads, but my notes are too easily misplaced. This notebook will allow me to successfully keep my notes in one place.

ATracker Pro – Daily Task and Time Tracking – ATracker Pro empowers you to get a handle on how you’re actually spending your time each day. This is critical as you strive to understand your schedule and work to discover time that you can recapture to put towards achieving your goals.

Health App – The Health App is included out of the box on your iPhone. The primary thing I track with this app is my daily weight when I wake up each morning.

Do you have a daily journaling practice or apps that you use to make sense of your habits and daily schedule? I want to find out what’s working for you. Leave a comment below or e-mail me at [email protected]

Resources Mentioned in this Episode:

 

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Episode 113: Data Collection Update, How to Select a Teacher or Mentor, Hacks for Finding Great Deals on Audiobooks [podcast]

Episode 113: Data Collection Update, How to Select a Teacher or Mentor, Hacks for Finding Great Deals on Audiobooks [podcast]

It’s Friday, so that means it’s time for another Hack My Midlife Crisis episode!

Today I share an update on my data collection progress, talk about how I select a mentor or teacher to help me achieve goals and learn new skills, and I share a few of the hacks I’ve discovered for getting great deals on audiobooks.

Update on data collection progress:

Journaling is going well. I do it first thing in the morning. Here’s what I’m tracking:

  • Amount of sleep the night before
  • How I feel, sense of well-being as I begin each day
  • 3 things I’m thankful for
  • Reflection on significant accomplishments or experiences from the previous day
  • Reflection on things that are front of mind about the day ahead

Besides writing in my paper journal, I’m also tracking my daily schedule in ATracker Pro and recording my weight every morning in the Health App.

Here’s  more information on the specific tools I’m using to keep daily notes and compile the data I’m collecting:

Moleskine Evernote Smart Notebook ATracker Pro - Daily Task and Time Tracking Health App

Moleskine Evernote Smart Notebook – I chose this particular notebook for several reasons. First off, I’m old school and still love taking notes on paper. This particular Moleskine notebook is designed to take advantage of Evernote’s Page Camera feature, so you’re able to capture the pages of your notebook with your smartphone or tablet and upload them directly to Evernote. It was also very important to me that I work with a bound notebook for this project. In the past I’ve used legal pads, but my notes are too easily misplaced. This notebook will allow me to successfully keep my notes in one place.

ATracker Pro – Daily Task and Time Tracking – ATracker Pro empowers you to get a handle on how you’re actually spending your time each day. This is critical as you strive to understand your schedule and work to discover time that you can recapture to put towards achieving your goals.

Health App – The Health App is included out of the box on your iPhone. The primary thing I track with this app is my daily weight when I wake up each morning.

Do you have a daily journaling practice or apps that you use to make sense of your habits and daily schedule? I want to find out what’s working for you. Leave a comment below or e-mail me at [email protected]

Steps to selecting a mentor or teacher:

Ideas from many of the world’s best teachers and mentors are widely accessible these days. It’s critical that you look for somebody who has successfully achieved the goal you’re striving for or mastered the habit you’re working on. It’s also important to look for a mentor who has a track record of long-term, ongoing success.

Here are the specific steps I use to find the people I want to learn from:

  1. Ask my friends – If you have friends with similar interests, they can be a great place to start. I find they often help me to skip a few steps in the search process and introduce me to a more curated and niched list of possible teachers. Send an e-mail, give a shoutout on social media, or grab coffee or dinner with a friend or two. All of these are good options for quickly finding exactly who or what you’re looking for.
  2. Ask Amazon – Whether you have a list of suggested mentors from your friends or a few that you’ve come up with on your own, the next place to go in your search is Amazon. I especially love the part of each product page that says: “Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought.” This is where I often meet many great authors and their books for the very first time.
  3. Ask iTunes – iTunes is another great place to discover your new mentors. Here are a few of my go to shows for marketing and personal development ideas and resources:

James Altucher Show Art of Charm - Jordan Harbinger
Tim Ferriss Show  School of Greatness - Lewis Howes

Tony Robbins Podcast London Real - Brian Rose

GaryVee Audio Experience - Gary Vaynerchuk Social Media Marketing Podcast - Michael Stelzner

How do you find the people you want to learn from? Are there any podcasts I’m missing out on? I’d love to hear your ideas, so leave a comment below or e-mail me at [email protected]

Hacks for finding great deals on audiobooks:

If you’ve been following me for any length of time, you’ve no doubt figured out that I’m a huge fan of audiobooks. Between my daily commute, weekly runs, and if you take into account the weeks that I’m traveling for work, I sometimes have between 8-24 hours in a week that I can multitask and listen to an audiobook while I’m doing something else.

Here are the hacks I’ve found for keeping my Audible library filled with new books without breaking the bank:

  1. Become an Audible member. As an Audible member, you get a credit for one audiobook per month. You also get a discount on the more than 180,000 audiobooks available in their library. If you’d like to give Audible a try, be sure to use my promo link AudibleTrial.com/Shaun. You’ll get a free audiobook download and a 30 day free trial.
  2. Add Audible NarrationBefore you buy an audiobook, check out the Kindle edition first. Amazon has a feature called Add Audible Narration, which allows you to pick up the Audible audiobook edition for just a few dollars more.

Here’s an example using Michael Port’s excellent book Steal the Show:

  • Regular audiobook price: 20.99
  • Audible member price: 14.69
  • Kindle edition price: $4.99
  • Add Audible narration price: $2.99

If you buy the audiobook of Steal the Show via Add Audible narration, you get both the Kindle and audiobook editions for $7.98. That’s a savings of $13.01 off of the regular audiobook price and $6.71 off of the Audible Member price.

3. I’ve also found that searching on social media sites like Twitter and Facebook can be a great way to discover free audiobooks. There are often a number of companies partnering with Audible each month, offering a free premium audiobook download. The search termss I’ve had the most success with are “Free Audible” and “Free Audiobook.”

Do you have any hacks for getting great deals on audiobooks? I’d love to hear your ideas, so leave a comment below or e-mail me at [email protected]

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Episode 107: Shaun Tabatt – Hack My Midlife Crisis [podcast]

Episode 107: Shaun Tabatt – Hack My Midlife Crisis [podcast]

Today is my 39th birthday and I’m about to undertake one of the most difficult projects of my entire life. I’ve decided that it’s time for me to Hack My Midlife Crisis!

In the first part of this episode I explain the circumstances that led to the necessity of making some significant life changes and give an overview the process I’ve crafted for determining the life categories and specific goals I plan to work on.

The remainder of this episode focuses on the Shaun Tabatt origin story. I realize that I’ve asked hundreds of guests to tell me their story and figured that it was about time I share my own.

It’s going to be a wild ride as I hack my way to improving my health, family, faith, and vocation. Join me on this journey and let’s transform our lives together.

Are you going to join me on this journey of self-improvement and transformation? Here’s how to get started.

Step 1: Identity the life categories that need improvement

As I explain in this episode, I’m focusing on making improvements in four specific life categories. These are health, family, faith, and vocation. I can be a bit of a glutton for punishment, so don’t feel like you need to work on four life categories at once. Pick one, pick two. You decide what’s right for you. The only tool you’ll need for this step is a piece of paper and a pen or marker.

Hack My Midlife Crisis Life Categories

Step 2:  Brainstorm on specific change/improvement goals

Write down five to ten change/improvement goals for each of the life categories selected.

Hack My Midlife Change/Improvement Goals

Step 3: Select a starting goal from each life category

Choose a goal to potentially start with from each life category. Circle them, highlight them, make note of them somewhere. You’ll set these aside for know and visit them again in two weeks.

Step 4: It’s time to collect data, so you’re going to need some tools

For the next two weeks you’re going to be collecting data. In order to be successful, you’ll need to have a handle on your habits, routines and schedule. You may also need to compile data that is very specific to one of your life categories and related goals. Here are some examples of the health-related data points I’ll be tracking right out of the gate:

  • Weight each morning when I wake up
  • Hours slept each night
  • Exercise
  • What did I eat?
  • How much water did I drink?
  • What is my general state/feeling of wellness at the beginning and end of the day?

Here are the tools I’ll be using to keep daily notes and compile my data:

Moleskine Evernote Smart Notebook ATracker Pro - Daily Task and Time Tracking Health App

Moleskine Evernote Smart Notebook – I chose this particular notebook for several reasons. First off, I’m old school and still love taking notes on paper. This particular Moleskine notebook is designed to take advantage of Evernote’s Page Camera feature, so you’re able to capture the pages of your notebook with your smartphone or tablet and upload them directly to Evernote. It was also very important to me that I work with a bound notebook for this project. In the past I’ve used legal pads, but my notes are too easily misplaced. This notebook will allow me to successfully keep my notes in one place.

ATracker Pro – Daily Task and Time Tracking – ATracker Pro empowers you to get a handle on how you’re actually spending your time each day. This is critical as you strive to understand your schedule and work to discover time that you can recapture to put towards achieving your goals.

Health App – The Health App is included out of the box on your iPhone. The primary thing I track with this app is my daily weight when I wake up each morning.

What now?

The next Hack My Midlife Crisis episode will air Friday February 3rd. I’ll be sharing about what I’ve discovered in my first week of data collection. Also, I’ll be explaining the method I use to choose books and other resources that will propel me towards achieving my goals.

Do you have changes to make in your life this year? Join me. This is the year we take our lives back! Let’s walk this road of self-improvement and transformation together.

Subscribe to the e-mail list:

I don’t want you to miss out, so be sure to subscribe to The Shaun Tabatt Show’s e-mail list, where I’ll be providing regular updates on the ongoing progress of the Hack My Midlife Crisis journey.



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