The Self-Help Rockstar Show
Summary: The Self-Help Rockstar Show (formerly the No Easy Answers podcast) is where self-help becomes cool. After overcoming his own personal obstacles and demons, host Barry Mangione is on a mission to share the tools, tricks, and timeless truths that helped change his life, to help create a worldwide army of self-help rockstars! Barry is an author, musician and life coach. He suffered through depression, divorce, bankruptcy, alcoholism, and thoughts of suicide. Yet he turned it all around to create a life filled with happiness, peace, and abundance. Inspiration Mondays feature songs to get you moving and inspired for the week ahead, along with Barry's unique Self-Help Rockstar commentary. Wisdom Wednesdays feature interviews with inspirational figures, thought leaders, and experts in their fields, giving you knowledge and experience to help live your best life possible. F-Word Fridays feature Barry giving the "Self-Help Rockstar Treatment" to a different f-word every week (forgiveness, fear, freedom, fun...) to lighten up the spirit of self-help and give listeners a good vibe and something to think about going into the weekend and beyond. Find out more about Barry at barrymangione.com
#28 - Do You Like Roller Coasters? (No Easy Answers)
Let's face it. Sometimes, life punches you in the balls. What do you do when that happens? In this episode, I talk about the rough start I had to my week, and what I did to push through it and not let it keep me down for too long. When life punches you in the balls, just remember BALLS: Breathe Accept Laugh Learn Start over Check out barrymangione.com for links to my book, my live streaming show on Concert Window, great offers from Onnit and Upgraded Self, and more!
#27 - What Do You Do When Life Punches You In The Balls? (No Easy Answers)
This episode is a Chapter Cast, in which I read one of the chapters of my book, "No Easy Answers: A Book of Life-Changing Questions." This chapter is titled, "How Long Can I Keep This Up?" It talks about the difference between living one day at a time and living from emotional paycheck to emotional paycheck, and it also give you my personal take on the idea of "leap and the net will appear." If you enjoy this chapter, you can find the links for the book at barrymangione.com.
#26 - How Long Can I Keep This Up? (Chapter Cast #6) (No Easy Answers)
In this episode, I talk about recognizing patterns in your life, and about making Spring resolutions. I believe Spring is a great time to either reassess your New Year's Resolutions, double down on them, or scrap them & start over. Spring is a time of renewal and rebirth. What better time to make a commitment to yourself to change your life for the better? Check out my other podcast episodes and sign up for email updates about upcoming events at barrymangione.com
#25 - Is It Spring Yet? (No Easy Answers)
This episode is a Chapter Cast, which features me reading a chapter from my book, No Easy Answers: A Book of Life-Changing Questions. This chapter is titled, "What Do I Have Control Over?" and talks about how discerning what you can and can't control can change your life. You can find links to my book and more at www.barrymangione.com
#24 - What Do I Have Control Over? (Chapter Cast #5) (No Easy Answers)
Whatever you're planning to do, big or small, your chances of success are greater if you start with good intentions. In this episode, I offer an formula to figure out what your intentions are with any project or activity you're doing now or plan to do in the future. I call this formula a "to-so-because" statement. Take a listen, and share your to-so-because statements with me on Twitter: @barrymangione
#23 - What Are Your Intentions? (No Easy Answers)
After finding out my father's wife suffered a major heart attack, like many people, I found myself asking "Why wait?" Why wait to live life to the fullest? Why wait around thinking we have all the time in the world? It takes a moment like this to remind us how quickly life can change, and how precious our time really is.
#22 - Why Wait? (No Easy Answers)
This episode is a "Chapter Cast," in which I read a chapter from my book, No Easy Answers: A Book of Life-Changing Questions. Each chapter in the book is a question that I asked myself on my journey through recovery, redemption, and reinvention. This chapter is titled, "How Did I Get Here?" In it, I talk about something I call "Taylor Swift Syndrome." You'll have to listen to the episode to find out exactly what Taylor Swift Syndrome is. Disclaimer: I have nothing against Taylor Swift. Really. I think she's an incredibly talented artist and songwriter. I very easily could have named this "syndrome" after numerous other singer/songwriters out there today. She just happened to be the one whose body of work I was familiar with when coming up with this concept. I hope any Taylor Swift fans listening to this episode will listen with open ears, open minds, and a healthy sense of humor.
#21 - How Did I Get Here? (Chapter Cast #4) (No Easy Answers)