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The Next Level with Jeff Agostinelli

Each week we’ll bring you a new episode with an EXCEPTIONAL entrepreneur, author, thought leader, speaker or leader in their field. The goal of The Next Level Podcast is to inspire and educate by extracting key lessons from those who have already been there. Each week our special guest will gift you a download, secret, tip or strategy to help YOU get to The Next Level.
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Oct 31, 2016

Erin joined Demeter in 2013 to help “Heal the Planet through Agriculture”. Her childhood memories on her grandparent’s “philosophically organic” farm infused her with a deep passion for Horticulture. In her mid 20’s, she went from classroom to hands-on, building her first greenhouse and growing lots of food, flowers, and herbs on her heirloom nursery farm. Needing an educated market, she started her town’s first thriving farmer’s market and picked up accounts at restaurants and schools. Always a fan of brilliant minds and the intelligence of nature, she studied geniuses such as Rudolf Steiner and Viktor Schauberger. After 5 successful years farming, Erin took her work to a national level collaborating with leading organic food companies, non-profits, educational systems, thought leaders, chefs, and authors on nutrition, farming, food systems, and much more. The culmination of her work led her to partner with Demeter USA with the aligned mission to educate farmers, consumers, and retailers as the Farmer Education Coordinator and Raw Materials Matchmaker. Her other full time job includes being a mother, photographer, and social media storyteller. We dive into topics like, what got Erin started with agriculture, Erin’s beginnings of educating the marketplace, a brief history of the Biodynamic standard, what is Biodynamic?, the affects of modern agriculture, the “closed loop” concept of Biodynamic farming, the restoration of soil, the wide range of standards that exist in Organic food certification, soil science and carbon sequestration, the two main carbon sinks, being connected to the soil, nature, food, the outdoors, Victory gardens, and so much more...

Oct 24, 2016

Gillian Mandich is a happiness researcher and is currently completing her PhD at Western University in Health and Rehabilitation Science, specializing in Health Promotion. She is a yoga and Yoga Tune Up® teacher; TV host and Community Producer of “Gillian Mandich: Cooking Adventures”; co-host of Holistic Health Diary Podcast and TV show; guest health host on the Home Shopping Network (HSN); sits on the Advisory Board at Examine.com; is the creator, producer, and host of Health Science Radio on 94.9 CHRW, and writes for numerous print and online media. We dive into topics like, the unlikely path that got Gillian started as a happiness researcher, what the research says about happiness and how it affects the other areas of your life, anxiety, stress, depression, and happiness, Gillian’s favorite happiness strategy through all her years of practice and research, the correlation between gratitude and happiness, creating an environment that reduces barriers to reaching your goals, the distinction between “health care” and “sick care”, the practice side of happiness, things you can do to get back up when you are faced with challenges, how happiness and sadness are completely different constructs, how happiness looks different for each one of us, and so much more...

Oct 17, 2016

Successful author, speaker, entrepreneur, and innovator, Dallas Hartwig is a coveted influencer in the behavior change industry. Dallas’s passion is making the world better by offering people organized opportunities to make better lifestyle choices, opening new doors to human connection and self-expression. In consulting with individuals and organizations, Dallas offers a unique perspective on where to start with healthy behavior change, gives guidance on how to continually improve, and facilitates both individual independence and meaningful community. In 2009, he co-founded Whole9 and the original Whole30 program. Dallas Hartwig is the New York Times bestselling co-author of The Whole30 and It Starts With Food. He is a functional medicine practitioner, behavior change expert, and health consultant. In his free time, Dallas snowboards, travels for photography, and rides his motorcycles. He lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, with his son. We dive into topics like Dallas's unconventional upbringing, having a slower more connected way of living, what, Dallas' big driver was to bring a more connected way of living into the marketplace, getting back to your roots, the societal norm or getting up early, living to work, and keeping your nose to the grindstone, the danger of chronic stress, the connections between stress and food choices, the meaningful sensation of being loved and accepted and how that stabilizes the stress response, how we evolved to be social creatures and what that means for our hard wired tendencies, the difference between real connection and connecting through social media.

Oct 10, 2016

Aaron Anastasi is a SoCal native who graduated with a master’s degree from Princeton Theological Seminary. He’s also a serial entrepreneur with online businesses such Superior Singing Method, an online singing program that grosses seven-figures annually. Aaron has the #1 singing/life lesson channel on YouTube, over 11.5 million organic views and over 130 thousand subscribers total on his three channels. Along with being an LA based actor and filmmaker, Aaron is a prominent success coach. His new book, The Voice of Your Dreams, released in April, 2016, and reached Amazon's top 100 best sellers within the first week of release. We dive into topics like, how Aaron honed is singing, the birth of The Superior Singing Method, the practice of being AND doing, the magic of shifting your way of being 3-5 minutes at a time, how to get the ball rolling on any project, getting over the hump of getting started, how Aaron combines his life and business, bringing your WHY into everything you do, how shifting into contribution and service can ignite your success, what being stuck actually means, and so much more...

Oct 3, 2016

Charlie Hoehn is a marketing strategist and keynote speaker. After a virtual internship with Seth Godin, he went on to advise many bestselling authors and prolific entrepreneurs. He worked alongside Tim Ferris for years as his Director of Special Projects, whom he helped edit and launch the #1 New York Times bestseller The 4-Hour Body. Charlie’s book Play It Away — which Tony Robbins called “The cure to your stress!” — sold thousands of copies, and is the #1 Google search result for “cure anxiety.” He has spoken at the Pentagon, and has been featured on NPR’s TED Radio Hour, Fast Company, Harvard Business Review, and many others. He lives in Austin, Texas. If you’ve never had to google cure anxiety, you may not know the that our guest today was the guy who wrote those top articles We dive into topics like falling into the trap of working around the clock, taking work too seriously, Charlie's shift away from conventional jobs into working with best selling authors like Ramit Sethi and Tim Ferris, working to the point of complete exhaustion, how Charlie tried everything to overcome anxiety, how play is actually a survival mechanism, letting kids develop through play, starting to prioritize play, the key elements of worry free play, some steps to alleviate panic attacks, not taking your thoughts too seriously - this is a big one, one key practice for combating ruminating, and so much more...

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