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A Way to Be Happier at Work

Whether it's online or in person, do you bring yourself to the office? Return guest William Arruda, the world authority on personal branding, tells us what that means, suggests ways to do it, and explains why it makes us more satisfied with what we do. After the conversation, we'll take a quick trip to the 'mind gym,' a powerful place to strengthen mental health. About Guest William Aruda William Arruda is a dynamic motivational speaker and the world’s leading authority on the topic of…

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Pursuing a Dream

Do you have an idea, hobby, or passion that you've wanted to pursue? Will you ever do anything with it? When unfulfilled, these interests can cause us stress, especially when we're not satisfied in other areas of our lives. Guest Adam Bloom has been pursuing his dream for years and it's landed him on the road, on The Tonight Show and now on The Chill Factory as an inspiring case study of ways to pursue a dream. After the interview, Jordan Friedman answers the most common question about…

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Thirtysomething Panic

Are you doing what you’ve always wanted to do? Are you where you should be in your work and personal lives? Are you bummed or panicked because the answers to those questions are, “No!” Guest and “The Thirtysomething Coach” Carrie Spaulding gives us compelling ways to quiet thirtysomething panic, and for that matter, twenty, forty and fiftysomething freakouts. After the conversation, Jordan Friedman teaches probably the most powerful stress reducer we can use. About Guest Carrie Spaulding, PCC…

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Leaders Should Chill!

Is it really a leader's responsibility to reduce the stress of their colleagues, students and communities? And if it is, where do you start in a world full of seemingly endless challenges? Executive coach and leadership expert Ora Shtull provides a thought-provoking playbook for becoming a super chill leader. After the conversation, Jordan spins some binaural beats so you can see if this audio stress reducer would be a relaxing option for you. About Guest Ora Shtull Ora Shtull is a leading…

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Best of The Chill Factory (Vol. 1)

Like a fabulous greatest hits album, this episode of The Chill Factory showcases especially motivating, perspective-setting and moving clips from our first 20 episodes, including a passions reality check, apps that drag you down, aging with chill, and ways to make lots of lives easier. Featured Guests and Episodes Kathy Caprino: Should You Stay or Should You Go? (Ep. 1) Amanda Baden: You Voted for Who?! (Ep. 2) William Arruda: Be Yourself, It's Better for Your Health (Ep. 3) Robin Copple: Ah,…

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What’s Holding You Back?

Do you second guess yourself? Do you get the respect you deserve? Are you hiding any 'dirty little secrets'? Career and leadership expert Kathy Caprino says your answers reveal whether you have power gaps that are holding you back, and provides examples of how to close them. Stay tuned after the interview because Jordan Friedman introduces a very special project to help thousands in need—one sparked by one of The Chill Factory's listeners! About Guest Kathy Caprino Kathy Caprino, M.A. is an…

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Silent For a Month

Do you think you could be silent for a while day? What about for a week? How about a whole month? Tai Bendit just returned from a 30-day silent retreat and he talks with Jordan Friedman about why he did it, what he discovered, and the challenges and benefits of not talking for any amount of time. About Guest Tai Bendit Tai Bendit is a Product Manager and Data Scientist at LinkedIn where he works with teams to build LinkedIn products. He graduated from The Wharton School of Business where his…

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Explaining Ukraine to Kids

Why are they bombing those people? Will we have to move, too? Is there going to be a nuclear war? Kids are stressed and anxious about the invasion of Ukraine just like adults, and Jordan Friedman talks with psychologist Amanda Baden about how to notice and respond to their worries. After the conversation, we've got a new and cool way to give some peace to Ukrainians and their families. How are You Coping? Share something you're doing or thinking that's helping you cope with the stress of the…

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Coping With the Stress of Ukraine

As the catastrophic invasion of Ukraine unfolds before our eyes, many far from the conflict are worried, outraged and anxious about our uncertain future. Jordan Friedman talks with psychologist Cassie Haas about ways to think about, limit and live with these unsettling emotions now and for the forseeable future. After the conversation, we take a couple of calming minutes to experience the opposite of war. About Guest Cassie Haas, Psy.D. Dr. Haas is a clinical psychologist who provides mental…

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What’s Your Story?

Do you use stories to make friends, get remembered, impress professionally and feel more valued? Jordan Friedman talks with storytelling CEO Jerome Deroy about why and how to tell stories to enliven all areas of your life. Jordan then offers concrete ways to make bad news and world events less stressful and overwhelming. Listen if you: Want to know what personal storytelling means The many benefits of telling stories 5 steps for choosing, forming and telling compelling stories Examples of how…

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