88: Tony Hawk: Skateboarding, Chimpanzees, Parenting and Video Games

October 2, 2018
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Tony Hawk was age 9 when his older brother gave him a blue fiberglass skateboard, chipped and scratched from years of use. The first time Tony stepped on it and rolled down an alley behind the family’s house in San Diego, there was no epiphany, no revelation … no foreshadowing whatsoever that he would go on to become the most famous skateboarder of all time. He reached the end driveway, looked back at his brother and shouted, “How do I turn?”

Eventually, of course, Tony learned to do more than merely turn. Practicing at the now-defunct Oasis Skatepark, the undersized prodigy soon began to attract attention by performing maneuvers well beyond his years. At age 12 he was winning amateur contests throughout California, at 14 he turned pro, and at 16 he was widely regarded as the best competitive skateboarder in the world. By the time he was 25, he’d competed in 103 pro contests, winning 73 of them and placing second in 19—a record that will almost certainly never be matched. He was crowned vertical skating’s world champion 12 years in a row.

As a 17-year old high school senior, Tony’s annual income surpassed that of his teachers, mostly as a result of royalties from his primary sponsor, Powell Peralta skateboards. He was able to buy his first home before he graduated. Through the late ‘80s, he traveled the world, skating demos and contests. Then, in 1991, the sport of skateboarding died a quiet but sudden death. Tony’s income shrank drastically; times were so lean that he survived on a $5-a-day Taco Bell allowance.

But while many of his peers moved on to other, more traditional pursuits, Tony never gave up on the sport he loved. The next few years flew by in a blur of financial uncertainty. Confident that skating would rebound, Tony refinanced his first house and with a friend launched his own skateboard company, Birdhouse Projects. The first few years were rough: Birdhouse wasn’t making money, and Tony’s future was sketchy.

But, almost as abruptly as it died, skating’s popularity surged skyward, and the Hawk became the Phoenix. Birdhouse grew into one of the biggest and best-known skate companies in the world, and Tony signed a wide range of endorsement deals. In 1998, he and his family started a children’s skate clothing company called Hawk Clothing. A year later, skating rocketed to unprecedented heights, from which it has yet to descend. Tony’s career came with it; in fact, he provided much of the fuel.

In 1999, Tony teamed up with Activision to create the Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater video game franchise. The Tony Hawk video game series became one of the most popular game franchises in history (and has now surpassed $1.4 billion in sales). His life would never be the same. In a stroke of good timing, at the X Games that year, Tony also became the first skateboarder to ever land a 900, a maneuver that had eluded (and occasionally hobbled) him for 10 years . It was one of skating’s most gripping moments, playing out in front of a collection of his peers and fans, and on national TV. That exposure, along with his successful video game, helped establish Tony’s mainstream celebrity

Soon after the 1999 X Games, Tony retired from competition, although he continues to put on demos and exhibitions all over the world. His Boom Boom HuckJam Tour featured some of the top skateboarders, BMXers and freestyle motocross riders in a giant tour that played in large arenas and theme parks across the country. Tony’s action sports exhibitions and shows continue to pack venues worldwide.

Tony has won numerous awards, including Make-A-Wish’s Favorite Male Athlete, Teen Choice Awards’ Choice Male Athlete and Nickelodeon’s Kid’s Choice Awards’ Favorite Male Athlete, beating out such sports icons as Shaquille O’Neal, Tiger Woods, and Kobe Bryant. From video games to skateboards to online media to clothing to world tours, Tony has dominated the Action Sports market with his laid-back style. He is the most recognized Action Sports figure in the world and, according to some marketing surveys, one of the most recognizable athlete of any kind in the United States.

Today, his business skills have helped create a Tony Hawk brand that includes a billion-dollar video game franchise, successful businesses such as Birdhouse Skateboards, Hawk Clothing, and the Tony Hawk Signature Series sporting goods and toys. Tony regularly appears on television and in films, as well as on Sirius XM radio. His autobiography, HAWK—Occupation: Skateboarder was a New York Times bestseller and is currently available in paperback. In 2010, Wiley Publishing released How Did I Get Here? The Ascent of an Unlikely CEO. During 2012, in partnership with Google, Inc. Tony’s film production company, 900 Films, launched RIDE Channel on YouTube, the world’s most popular video site, and has now teamed with Complex Media to take it to the next level with TheRideChannel.com.

Tony is a role model for fans of all ages. His Tony Hawk Foundation has given away over $5.2 million to 556 skatepark projects throughout the United States. Tony’s foundation helps finance public skateparks in low-income areas in all 50 states, providing a safe place to skate, and helping to build the self-confidence of youths from Marathon, Florida to Sitka, Alaska. Skateparks that received financial assistance from the Tony Hawk Foundation currently serve over 4.8 million kids annually.

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87: Kara Saunders: CrossFit Inspiration, The CrossFit Games and “Rubbish” Food

October 1, 2018
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Kara (Webb) Saunders is a 7-time CrossFit Games Competitor, finishing 4th in 2018 and 2nd in 2017. Meredith logged in with her 9-year old daughter, Stella Rae (founder of @Wods4Kids :) , to speak with Kara--an incredible inspirational CrossFit athlete. In 2017, Kara opened her own gym, CrossFit Kova, in Albion, a suburb of Brisbane, Australia.  Up on the episode is nutrition, favorite CrossFit workouts, tips about training and some fun stuff too. 

Here is the letter mentioned in the episode:

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Dear 20 year old Kara,

Just a heads up that you're about to start this thing called CrossFit and it's going to rock your world. You're going to fall in love with it but face more challenges you could ever imagine. The cool thing is though, you're going to overcome them. Through the struggle and heartache you will rise a better woman than you would have been otherwise. At some point in time you'll think it's about winning and you will cry when you don't, but then it will become so clear that the process was what holds the most value to you. Work hard despite the outcome, build a good life with people to share this with and you will forever be content. There will be some amazing people by your side including the love of your life, so don't ever for a moment forget to see how lucky you are. Soak it all up. 

P.s. your mum raised you to be that special kind of resilient so when times get hard just remember its temporary and that stubborn head will come through with a win in some capacity every single time. 

Love from your 28 year old 4th Fittest Woman in the world self. 😘

* * *

"CrossFit matches my personality. CrossFit offers me the constant challenges that fuel my desire for more. On a simple level, I really like exercising because it makes me feel good, is actually good for me, and this style keeps me from getting bored. The variation will keep me entertained for a lifetime."

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77: Shay Eskew: What the Fire Ignited

June 26, 2018
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Shay is an All American and World ranked triathlete, burn survivor with scars over 65% of his body and is a sought out national motivational speaker. Despite being told he'd never compete in sports again at the age of 8, Shay is living testament to "Anything is Possible": 4x Ironman, 4x member of Team USA, ranked top 2% of Ironmen worldwide and has competed in 8 triathlon world championships, including the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii. His mantra has always been to not merely be a "finisher" but to be a "competitor." Last year, he finished 21st at the International Triathlon Sprint World Championships - all of this despite not being able to sweat on 1/3 of his body due to his scars and suffering from severe dehydration during each race.

Shay's story is a parent's nightmare - an innocent 8 year old set afire with gasoline by a neighbor's child. The severity of his burns resulted in the amputation of his right ear, years of rehab to regain use of his right arm after being permanently melted to his side, learning how to write left handed to resume attending school and the wearing of plastic orthotic braces for 3 years - including 35 surgeries over 30 years. Always the first to make light of his situation, Shay shares how having a detachable prosthetic ear can be quite entertaining, even when it pops off at unpredictable times.

His message underscores we all face adversity, some physical, some mental, but "everyone has a story" and it is how we embrace adversity that defines who we are. Shay truly believes getting severely burned as a child was a blessing and served as a motivator to excel in athletics and become a top 1% income producer. It's hard to imagine a kid who cried himself to sleep at night for years due to being compared to Freddy Krueger would one day be an extremely successful sales executive. "It's all about being memorable" Shay tells his audiences.

Shay is well-known in the national triathlon community. He was selected as 1 of 6 nationally most inspiriting stories in the 2012 Ironman Kona Inspired contest and featured during the NBC Broadcast of the 2012 Ironman World Championships. He was also featured as the amateur male athlete in the 2012 Ironman 70.3 World Championships and as a feature cover story "Forged by Fire" in the 2012 USA Triathlon Olympic Preview issue. Shay is also a sponsored triathlete and a member of the Ironman Foundation/Newton Running Triathlon Ambassador team.

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74: Leah Weinberg: Entrepreneurship & Color Pop Events

June 11, 2018
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Leah Weinberg is the Owner and Creative Director of COLOR POP EVENTS - a New York City based Wedding planning company. Color Pop Events focuses on the details and lives in the logistics. Now in her fifth year of business, Leah excels at her work as she leverages skills like organization, attention to detail and client service from her prior life as a commercial real estate attorney.

Her colorful work and party planning tips have been published online and in print with Vogue, Glamour, Marie Claire, Martha Stewart Weddings, the Knot, Brides and more.

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67: Nicole DeBoom: Running this World and Skirt Sports and Stuff

March 30, 2018
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Can I say how much I LOVE NICOLE DEBOOM? Thiiiiiiis much!

Nicole is the founder of Skirt Sports - she started with the goal of helping women find strength, power and happiness through running. Today Skirt Sports has expanded from its initial running skirt to a full line of inspirational women’s fitness apparel sold in hundreds of stores across the US and throughout the world as well as a huge focus on events as the main driving force for women to move their lives forward.

Shes continue to lead the company as the Founder & CEO, now balancing the challenge of staying fit, running a business and chasing around a young daughter!
 
She also has an amazing podcast "Run this World" where we first "met" officially!
 
Listen to this episode for a discount!
 

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58: Rachel Brenke: Fit Legally

January 18, 2018
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Founder of Business Bites podcast, and several successful business brands including TheLawTog®, FitLegally, and BlogLegally, Rachel is also a mother, wife to a disabled Army Veteran, practicing, lawyer, five-time author, cancer-survivor, Team USA Athlete, and champion of all endeavors entrepreneurial. 

Through her podcast, brands, and 1-on-1 services, Rachel helps creative entrepreneurs form businesses, draft contracts, and successfully navigate intellectual property law by providing copyright and trademark protection tools. 

“Creativity can be more than a passion—it can be a livelihood too. But only if you’re willing to develop the business plan and legal protection necessary to thrive.” – Rachel Brenke

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53: Randy Spelling: Unlimiting You: Step Out of Your Past and into Your Purpose

December 17, 2017
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Randy Spelling grew up in the entertainment industry as the son of, Aaron Spelling, one of the most prolific Hollywood producers in history. Up until his mid twenties, Randy acted in various hit primetime television shows such as Beverly Hills 90210, Malibu Shores, and Charmed. He starred in a daytime soap opera for four years called Sunset Beach and was featured in several feature films.This contributed to Randy earning a dedicated global following.In 2006, amidst a struggle with addiction and feeling lost, Randy went through a process of getting sober that led him to go within and find his purpose. Success and notoriety had not brought the deeper satisfaction Randy was desperately seeking.

With near-fatal outcomes, he made a choice to do the hard work of getting clean and started on a serious spiritual quest to find meaning in his life. While on the journey, he reconnected with his latent intuitive talents as well as his ability to listen deeply to the hearts of others, both of which turned out to be an excellent fit for the career of life coaching. Randy entered a two-year, credentialed coaching program to become an International Coaching Federation Certified Life Coach. Randy is a life coach, spiritual facilitator, author, and speaker, with his own life coaching and wellness company, Being in Flow. He provides one-on- one coaching with an emphasis on helping clients discover how to improve their lives and live free of limitations. Randy frequently holds workshops and face-to-face consultations in his hometown, Los Angeles, and other cities across the country. Randy's workshops, group coaching sessions, tele-seminars, and public speaking engagements fuel his passion for helping others. Whether it is with individuals, couples, families, or groups, Randy makes spiritual and universal truths simple, presenting them in grounded ways that can be used in everyday life. Randy lives in Portland, OR, with his wife and two young daughters.

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Unlimiting YouStep Out of Your Past and into Your Purpose 
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Short and sweet videos sharing 3 of the most powerful tools for turning a frown upside down in 10min or less!

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41: Ally Faber: Treacher Collins Syndrome & Nolan

October 6, 2017
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Ally Faber is the mom to Nolan, who has a rare genetic syndrome known as Treacher Collins. This was an incredibly positive, uplifting and heart-warming episode.

Ally writes, "Nolan is the best thing to have ever happened to our family and he's transformed the way I view life. I'm a married, vegan Oregon momma of TWO boys who decided to embark on a minimalism journey this calendar year for financial freedom, a healthier emotional state and a less wasteful and more conscious life as a consumer. I long to own less so that we can do more as a family."

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39: Dr. Aviva Romm: The Adrenal Thyroid Revolution

September 22, 2017
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Herbalist. Doctor. Midwife. (And don't forget leader of the NEW revolution).  Meredith and Dr. Aviva Romm discuss what the "Adrenal Thyroid Revolution" is all about, and some more amazing stories from Aviva on her childhood, midwifery practice, fight or flight, fasting (and insulin resistance) and her decision to become an MD to empower women to take charge of their lives and health.  

That whole constellation of new knowing lit a fire in me and my life path became clear—to do my part in helping make health care more fair­—and actually healthy—for women, and taking care of the health of the planet, because I learned that the two are inseparable.

– AVIVA ROMM

Learn more about Dr. Aviva here.

The Book:

Buy the book, The Adrenal Thyroid Revolution

Hashimoto’s • Chronic Overwhelm • Fatigue • Brain Fog • Hormone Imbalances • Anxiety or Depression • Stubborn Weight • Poor Sleep • Adrenal fatigue • Chronic Disease

If you’re struggling with any of these, then this book is for you. Through Root Cause personal assessments The Adrenal Thyroid Revolution teaches you to easily identify your personal root causes of these symptoms and guides you through a natural 5-Step drug-free protocol to reverse them in as little as two weeks!

Get your copy and let’s get you started on this groundbreaking action plan, written by a woman MD, for women,  that has already helped thousands of women transform their health and feel at home in their body again.

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