Lisa Pineda Interviews Nishant Garg on The Craft of Podcasting, Meditation, Building a World-Class Network, Healing Old Wounds, and Much More (#139)

In this episode, the tables are turned. My friend Lisa Pineda interviews me on how I started the podcast, my  journey of migration from India to US, the unfortunate death of my brother, how I built the world class network from zero, and much more. She has be been on my show as a guest. You can check out my interview with here at Lisa Pineda – Evolving Through Yoga, Meditation, and Much More

Lisa Pineda is an international yoga and meditation instructor, documentary executive producer of “The Yogi”,Two-time TEDx Speaker, and a global retreat leader. She combines decades of experience in healthcare, as an award winning multimedia journalist and a yoga instructor to create endless space for authenticity. Lisa advocates for individuals and families who are struggling to start a family with her creation of Yoga for Fertility, a mindfulness meditation app.

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Questions Lisa asks me:

  • What was the catalyst for you to start a podcast?
  • You have such an inspiring story. I just want to take a step back because you have only been living in this country for just a few years. What was that journey like? And the unfortunate passing of your brother?
  • You are so resilient and strong, you’ve been able to transform your life through these mindfulness practices and also your passion to see the transformation in others’ lives. What made you decide on this theme for your podcast?
  • You’ve interviewed everyone from business leaders to mindfulness experts, psychotherapists to share their insights on compassion, wellness, and wellbeing. Have you noticed this pivot, especially in this, in these times to focus more on these topics than ever before, what’s your takeaway from each interview?
  • Your number one episode with Raj, the business professor and author, if you’re so smart, why aren’t you happy? That was. Such an amazing episode. I really enjoyed your conversation with him. And I’m not surprised. Talk to us about that.
  • and much more!

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Sandra Fry — Non-Violent Communication, Improving Self-Talk, Establishing Boundaries without Guilt, and Much More (#138)

Most of the communication that we have in life is based in a need

-Sandra

Sandra Fry is a certified Coach and Trainer and a certified Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner. She has a mission to help women and men rediscover the person they were before life got in the way. She believes you are more than the roles you take in life. You are YOU! A unique, creative and resourceful individual. In this episode, she helps you navigate through the challenges of change and growth back to the self you love by helping you define your values, dreams, and purpose. Identify what is holding you back from the life you want, Find the tools that help you grow and achieve your goals, and much more.

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  • On moving from  Pennsylvania to West Texas
  • Leaving job as a  government contractor
  • What did you learn while working in medical field?
  • When people get ugly to you nowadays, how do you respond?
  • What was your motivation to get started into the personal development space?
  • On verbal and emotional abuse
  • Creating “I am” Statements
  • Morning ritual
  • How to work on intrusive thoughts
  • Effective communication
  • what are some of the things you have changed your mind about in the last few years?
  • and much more

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Susanne Grant — Short Advice From The Best In The World

I crafted a list of 10 life’s philosophical questions that I wanted to answers for myself. I could easily answer the questions based on my thinking. I thought—what would it look like if I ask the same set of questions to the best in the world from the different domain—so that I can learn from them—what they do, how they think on the same questions, and much more! I started this with a little experiment and soon—I got 50+ people to say yes to send their responses. Now, I take the pleasure of sharing the expert’s information with you so that we all can learn and grow from each other.

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Susanne Grant is an Award-winning Work-Life Balance Integration Expert and Intuitive Business Coach & Consultant and International Bestselling Author of the book Leaders: Women Who Change The World Through Their Business. She supports Busy Business Owners and CEOs to scale their business by becoming an authority in their field without putting in more hours.

After being diagnosed with Complex PTSD at 17 and a burnout at 25, Susanne knew it was time for a drastic change. Even though she was told she was beyond help, she found a way to recover from the “unrecoverable” in the years to come. Understanding the importance of (mental) health and the impact it has on your daily life, performance and intimate relationships has given her great insights which she is now honored to give back to her clients.

For more info, Connect with Susanne: Website | LinkedIn

Nishant: You have interacted with many successful people over the years – what have you
found are the most beneficial exercises that people really feel have changed their
lives for the better?

Susanne: I have the honour of interacting with a lot of successful people over the years who felt absolutely rubbish on the inside. Even though they looked successful on the outside, they felt like a failure on the inside. What this taught me is that success is a mindset, success is a choice. Often installed in us during the early years of childhood, it becomes our blueprint for future success. Unraveling this and what you personally believe what success means to you, is the key to living a life that is fulfilling and satisfying – and not just looking like a success on the outside. Others don’t get to decide what success means to you. Hence me saying success is a choice, you can feel like the most successful person in the world and not have anything to show for and vice versa. The most important exercise I’ve learned therefore is gratitude. Be grateful for what you have and who you are, because let’s face it, there is only one of you! And that is worth celebrating any day!

Nishant: How do you cultivate joy in your life? Whom do you consider the most happy and
fulfilled to you personally, and why? Could you share any instance(s) that caused
you unhappiness and how you dealt with it?

Susanne: My baby boy when he is eating food is the happiest and fulfilled person I know. He is two years old and he loves food. The way he touches it, eats it and enjoys it, is something I never got to experience due to severe food allergies when I was a child – and even now still. Seeing him, it is changing my perception of food completely. Because, if that is the way food can make me feel that good and not cause pain, inflammation, allergic reactions or generally unhappy, I definitely want to be eating more!

In the past I’ve dealt with this by avoiding certain types of food when my body responded that way, however, thanks to my baby boy I noticed my relationship with food is changing completely. Rather than it feeling like a necessary evil it is shifting towards the most wonderful and nutritional experience you can give yourself!  

Nishant: How do you find the balance between being appreciative of what you already
have and striving to achieve more?

Susanne: I believe this ties in with mindset as I mentioned above. It is ok to want more, even if you are perfectly happy with what you have now. It is part of life to explore, develop and change! Although growing up, I was taught it was greedy to want more, it is not true. Life is about creating, growing and expanding, so the balance I find is a state of being where I am grateful for what I have and happy to be moving towards new and exciting things too.

Nishant: What advice people should ignore when suffering with depression, anxiety, or
any other negative emotions? Do you have a particular message you would like
to give to the people?

Susanne: The thing people should ignore is when others say there is nothing you can do about it, you are just going to have to live with it. I was diagnosed with complex PTSD at 17 and was told I was beyond help and I managed to resolve it completely. For me, it was tied in with the food allergies as my gut health was completely to pieces. We know now that gut health is very important in regards to general health and mental health. So if you are not seeing the results you want, it might be worth exploring your gut health. There are 8 billion people on this planet, statistically speaking there will be a few people out there able to help you! I can guarantee you that! Just because you haven’t found a solution yet, it doesn’t mean you are never going to be able to improve or completely resolve it in the future.

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Wendy Quan on The Calm Monkey, Beating Cancer, Taking a Leap of Faith, and Much More (#137)

We’re afraid of dying young. We’re afraid of growing old. Why not make the most of where we are, right now?

Wendy Quan is the pioneer and industry leader in workplace mindfulness facilitator training & certification through her business, The Calm Monkey.  Her program is very practical, showing experienced meditators the best practices of how to implement mindfulness at work and become a skilled mindfulness facilitator. 

She is also a pioneer in combining change management with mindfulness to help people through difficult change.  She has taught at high profile events such as the Greater Good Science Center of UC Berkeley’s conference and other mindfulness industry conferences. 

With her corporate management background in human resources, information technology, organizational development and change management, together with her personal mindfulness meditation experience through cancer, she is a respected expert for workplace mindfulness. Her clients have included Google, the government of Dubai, Genentech, Citrix, the U.S. National Parks Service and more than 375 facilitators worldwide. 

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  • What is The Calm monkey?
  • How to live a life of less stress and more calm?
  • On discovering mindfulness and meditation
  • On her cancer recovery
  • Internal shift in the state of being
  • Integrative medicine
  • find credible sources of integrative and natural medicine
  • Difference between mindfulness and meditation
  • Spiritual type meditations
  • Facilitating and implementing mindfulness meditation teacher training programs in the workplace
  • Transitioning from a Corporate job to a full time business owner
  • Healing modalities?
  • Holistic way of looking at things
  • What is your relationship with self judgment as part of your mindfulness meditation practice?
  • and much more

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My Short Journey: Letter To A Friend on Pain, Rejections, Experiments, Books, Meditation, and Much More

My Short Journey: Letter To A Friend on Pain, Rejections, Experiments, Books, Meditation and Much More. A friend asked me what books I have read or re-read in the last few years that might have made the most impact on my life. I thought it’s a good opportunity to reflect back in life and take notes of the books I’ve re-read so far, how I started meditation, and other resources.. Before I get into the resources—I’d like to share my short journey starting 2017 which I have never written about.

A friend asked me what books I have read or re-read in the last few years that might have made the most impact on my life. I thought it’s a good opportunity to reflect back on life and take notes of the books I’ve re-read so far, how I started meditation, and other resources.. Before I get into the resources—I’d like to share my short journey starting pin 2017 which I have never written about.

Now, let’s the story begin!

Year 2017

In February of 2017, I found myself saying why it always happens to me. The woman I was dating for a few months had broken up with up me. I was emotionally devastated. I had hit the rock bottom emotionally. It always seemed to be the same story—the girls I wanted to date parted their ways after sometime. I told myself—I have had enough and now no more.

I started searching on YouTube something along the lines of “how to find love or how to attract a woman”. I don’t remember the exact keywords—you get my point. I stumbled upon Coach Corey Wayne and his teachings changed the direction of my life. I have never been the same since then. I started listening to his audio book and recognized all the old patterns and beliefs, which were not serving me. I listened to his book 18 times in just 3.5 months. I started to gain confidence with women. I must say that building confidence in any skill takes time. Gaining confidence with women didn’t happen overnight. I started going on bunch of dates, kept failing, kept rising, and changing my approach.

I used to practice approaching 10 different women every day to start the conversation just enough to keep going. Repetition is the mother of skill. Initially, It was super scary and I was a nervous wreck. I didn’t stop and kept going. Any skills development takes times through hardships, failures and rejections. I wrote about my dating experience extensively in this blog post Dating and Relationships: Rejections, Confidence, Alpha Male, and Self-Reliance. You can read his book for free by subscribing to his newsletters. To this date, I have listened to this book 57 times and almost every day—I watch his YouTube videos while eating dinner. Again, repetition is the mother of skill. Confidence in one area gives strength and courage to build confidence in other areas. As a super introvert myself—my confidence with women started to show in different areas.

In the September of 2017, I applied for a job and negotiated for 30% salary increase.

I was about to turn 30 in July 2017. This was the only book I had ever read in the Personal development and Self-help world. As the saying goes—“What you don’t know, you don’t know”. Coach Corey Wayne always mentioned the work of Tony Robbins and Wayne Dyer in his YouTube newsletters. As I was learning to unlearn my old patterns and seeing changes in myself, I decided to buy Tony Robbins book Money: Master the Game: 7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom that gave me new insights about investing money in S&P500, index funds, and much more.

Somewhere around October timeframe, I bought Jim Rohn’s books

I wanted to learn the sales process and applied for a part time, and to my surprise—I got a part time job in a trampoline store for 3 months that paid me $15 per hour. My goal was to learn the sales and not to make money as my full time job as a software engineer was more than enough to pay my bills and live a good life.

Also, I started Japa meditation Getting In The Gap Meditation with Dr. Wayne Dyer and making bed became part of morning routines.

Year 2018

I was getting better from the inside. I wanted to create passive income and tried my hands in network marketing. After a few months, I realized this is not my cup of tea and decided to part ways. Somewhere around the July timeframe, I came across the work of Brendon Burchard. His work appealed to me so much that I signed up for his 5 day High Performance event in Phoenix in September. His Release meditation helped me in being consistent and since then meditation for 20-30 mins is part of my daily routine.

In November of 2018, I signed up a workshop in LA, which is called Masters In Transformational Training. I signed up for their 5 days BASIC workshop which led to another 5 days Advanced workshop, and then 4 months of Legacy program. I spent 6 months in all those workshops and visiting LA almost every month became my normal for 6 months. In that period, I made new friends and still great friends with them. Those workshops gave me new awareness, insights, understanding about others and myself. There were so many breakthroughs. One of the important one was to letting go of the self-judgment that I have an accent and can’t succeed in a foreign land. Once I did let of that judgement, things turned around. What a beautiful and yet challenging 6 months.

I was doing bunch of experiments. I started running free mastermind virtual classes on productivity and to my surprise—only one friend showed up in all the classes. I didn’t give up.  I kept going.

Year 2019

In the March of 2019, I decided to buy a 2500 sq. ft. house for myself and the move happened in May with so much excitement and joy—until I found myself unhappy about living in such a big house. I didn’t want to deal with so many responsibilities and decided to sell it off. It took me 6 months to decide to sell the house. I needed more peace of mind than the financial benefits and chose the former.

I was also teaching free classes about productivity and energy management in coffee shops. There were times only one person would show up and many other times—no one.

Year 2020

I wasn’t feeling excited about my software job. It was on Jan 6 morning—I was feeling very depressed before going to the work after the winter break. I wrote down my feelings in a journal and the total pages filled were seven. I realized—what if I find a way to record these pages and help someone going through the same trajectory. That moment gave birth to the podcast “The Nishant Garg Show”.

In July of 2020, I had sold the house, moved to new part of town, and downsized to 650 sq. ft. apartment.

Let’s look at the resources now:

Books: Below is the list of books I started reading since 2017. Some I have read it a few times, and others I’ve read it dozens of times. Please note that there are some books I still revisit from time to time when the need and situation arises.

Meditation: I believe in simplicity and keep my meditation simple and sweet. Most of the time, I just close my eyes and practice silent meditation.

Motivation audios. Tony Robbins, Jim Rohn, and Les Brown are my favorite go-to people on YouTube whenever I need some motivation and I always feel motivated after listening to them.

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The Nishant Garg Show is listened to in 24 countries and is about extracting information on Mindfulness, Personal Development, Spirituality. I am on a mission to spread Mindfulness and I’d love for you to join me in this movement. For any question, please contact me. If you have enjoyed listening to my podcasts, please subscribe to the new podcast updates on Itunes. Please provide your reviews on Itunes which will really help me. Subscribe to the Newsletter. You won’t be spammed! I hate spams too! You will receive only one email every Friday on the latest published podcasts.

Ariel Garten — Co-founder of Muse: The Brain Sensing Headband, Meditation Practice, Kill Your Inner Critic, and Much More (#136)

“It is okay to suck at meditation”

– Ariel Garten

Ariel Garten is a neuroscientist, innovator, and entrepreneur whose driving purpose is to empower and help others overcome mental obstacles in order to live healthy, happy lives and reach their maximum potential. Garten is one of the Founders of InteraXon, the makers of Muse: the brain sensing headband. Muse is the award-winning wearable technology that assists and trains meditation and mindfulness.

Before founding InteraXon, Ariel was not only trained as a neuroscientist and psychotherapist, but also started her own international clothing line while she worked in labs researching Parkinson’s disease and hippocampal neurogenesis. Her creativity and entrepreneurial drive, combined with her fascination with the brain, lead her to bring together two like minded friends and together they founded InteraXon, a Silicon Valley backed startup that allowed people to control computers with their minds, the technology that sparked the creation of Muse.

The technology was the feature showcase at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics, where they allowed over 7,000 people control the lights on the CN tower, Canadian parliament buildings, and Niagara Falls with their brains from across the country. Muse is now used and loved around the world, in 5 languages with over 5,000,000 sessions of meditation.  Ariel and her team have been featured in over 1000 media pieces, including CNN, Forbes, Fortune, WSJ, etc. and recipients of multiple innovation awards.

These days, Ariel can be found at home playing with her 2 year old or on stage across the world speaking about happiness, meditation, understanding mental health, empowering women in business, or telling her own innovation story, consistently giving her audiences the tools they need to help them become their best selves.

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  • How did you get into the creative mode of fashion Designing?
  • Using  scientific principles and concepts in fashion designing
  • How do you define consciousness?
  • Do you believe in a spirituality?
  • On her experience as a Reiki Practitioner
  • What are some of your spiritual practices that you have in your daily life?
  • On her upbringing in a  Jewish tradition
  • How much time do you spend in your meditation practice?
  • Morning Routines
  • Would you attribute your creativity and innovation to your mom is a renowned artist?
  • Creating anything from a blank canvas
  • Unconditional love from her mom
  • Meditation practice
  • how do we use Muse  brain sensing headband?
  • Kill your inner critic
  • and much more

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Dr. Susan LaCombe — Coping with Trauma, Emotionally Available Therapist, Somatic Models, Connection of Trauma with Nervous System, and Much More (#135)

People are not lazy,  a good chunk of it is that people are tired depleted on the inside

– Susan Lacombe

Dr. Susan Lacombe is a closet-rebel psychologist working through her fears, trying to make an imprint on the world for something she believes is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT.  She was once very troubled—her trauma history had caught up to her early two clinical depressions before age 30.  She turned to therapy for an answer. Turned out to be the wrong solution—well for about 14 times Until . . . . . . around her 4th decade on this planet she found the right kind of therapy . . . or was it the right type of therapist? Tricky question.

The type of therapy her therapist used was a whole paradigm shift away from the others. It was a trauma-based somatic model. It not only made sense of her life, it suddenly became clear that the mental health field was approaching anxiety and depression with outdated methods. After a thousand clinical hours as a psychotherapist/psychologist and responding to hundreds of questions from people in therapy and seeing needless suffering, she wonders if we’re going about it all wrong.  

She believes that if we harness our energies to helping the unborn and later infant child, we’ll have far less issues with emotional dysregulation and with that, far lower rates of mental illness, anxiety, depression and related issues of abandonment, transference, authority issues and the like. She asks if we did that, could we change the trajectory of our trauma pattern as nations.

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Resources: DeCoding the Brain

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  • Self-regulation therapy
  • Internal family systems
  • Two levels of talking therapy
  • Emotional available therapist
  • Why do we need therapy?
  • How to manage your emotions better
  • How psychotherapy changes the other person it’s through the nervous system of the therapist.
  • Health of the nervous system of the therapist
  • What does a trauma can do for a nervous system?
  • Why mindfulness can be hard for traumatized people in the beginning?
  • Setting up an agreement with the client before providing any tool in a therapy session
  • Practicing grounding technique
  • Flight exercise when mind is racing
  • What would you recommend to somebody to stop overthinking?
  • What challenges do you face when working with clients who are having anxiety problems, depression, stress
  • The right brain gives us purpose
  • and much more

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Scarlett Lewis on Horse-Riding, School Shootings, Nurturing Healing Love, Grieving the Loss, Choose Love Movement, and Much More (#134)

“We can’t always choose what happens to us, but we can take our personal power back and how we choose to respond”

– Scarlett

Scarlett Lewis is the mother of Jesse Lewis who was killed in his first grade classroom during the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012 along with 19 classmates and 6 teachers and administrators in one of the worst school shootings in US history. She founded of The Jesse Lewis Choose Love Foundation in honor of Jesse and to spread a message he left on their kitchen chalkboard shortly before he died, Nurturing Healing Love, the formula for choosing love, and to promote social and emotional education in schools as well as a consistent message of compassion in our communities.

Scarlett is the recipient of the International Forgiveness Award, the Live Your Legacy Award and the Common Ground Award for her advocacy work for peace and forgiveness. When she became a parent for the first time, Scarlett wrote and published a children’s book, Rose’s Foal. Following Jesse’s death, Scarlett wrote, “Nurturing Healing Love”, a story about her journey of turning personal tragedy into something that can positively impact the world. An artist and avid horsewoman, Scarlett lives on a small horse farm in Connecticut with her son and animals.

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Scarlett book: Nurturing, Healing, Love

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  • How did you fall in love with the horses and living in a horse farm?
  • How to start learning horse riding?
  • Would do you say that being around the horses help you to stay calm, present and mindful?
  • What is difficult in maintaining the passion of horse riding?
  • How do you find the balance between being appreciative of what you already have versus striving for more and more in life?
  • Learned an important lesson that switched her out of operating from fear to operating out of love and it’s made all of the difference
  • Transitioning from a place of fear to passion
  • Grieving the loss
  • Taking responsibility and being part of the solution
  • Forgiving the shooter in the school shooting
  • There are reasons for every suffering
  • Anti-bullying programs
  • How to address the cause of the sufferings
  • Taking your personal power back through forgiveness
  • Gratitude can help you shift your lens of focus into a more positive place. You can only focus on one thought at a time
  • How to practice gratitude
  • Social and emotional intelligence learning for children
  • What would you say to any parent who might’ve lost their son due to any tragedy?
  • Thoughts on self-love and self-acceptance
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