104: LlamaLand Organics Founders Ismael & Lisa Petrozzi on Peruvian Superfoods and Creating Healthy Families

LlamaLand Organics Founders Ismael & Lisa Petrozzi on Peruvian Superfoods and Creating Healthy Families

Welcome to episode 104 of Optimal Health For Busy Entrepreneurs.

We have Ismael and Lisa Petrozzi, founders of LlamaLand Organics, stopping by for a fascinating discussion on Peru and its many superfoods along with their mission of creating healthier families. This conversation offers up numerous surprises and beneficial information on various superfoods you can bring into your life.


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In today’s episode, you’ll hear:

  • Lisa and Ismael’s origin stories
  • What led them to start LlamaLand
  • Being in business with your partner
  • The similarities between marriage and business
  • Peru (aka the land of superfoods) and its many surprises
  • Why Peru being so diverse could be beneficial to your microbiome
  • What lead them to introduce breakfast cereals and fruit spreads as the first products
  • A step-by-step breakdown of each of the superfoods and their benefits
  • Creating health habits and structure
  • Maintaining your mental health while growing your company
  • Getting all of your family on the same page with health
  • And much more

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103: Dr. Margaret Rutherford on Perfectly Hidden Depression and Upgrading Your Mind

Dr. Margaret Rutherford on Perfectly Hidden Depression and Upgrading Your Mind

Welcome to episode 103 of Optimal Health For Busy Entrepreneurs.

We have Dr. Margaret Rutherford, psychologist and author of Perfectly Hidden Depression: How to Break Free from the Perfectionism that Masks Your Depression, stopping for a fascinating discussion on upgrading our mind and taking control of the inner chatter that goes on in-between in our ears. Dr. Margaret has been in practice for over 25 years and is also the host of the SelfWork Podcast.


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In today’s episode, you’ll hear:

  • Dr. Margaret’s origin story
  • How Dr. Margaret landed on perfectly hidden depression
  • Constructive vs. destructive perfectionism
  • What is perfectly hidden depression
  • Balancing your drive and ambition without sacrificing your mental health
  • Some of the most common types of perfectionism
  • About identity and the facades we carry
  • Why gratitude sometimes isn’t what it seems
  • About feeling like an impostor and navigating those feelings
  • And much more

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102: Ari Rastegar on Becoming “The Oracle of Austin,” The Gift of Failure, and Optimizing Your Health

Ari Rastegar on Becoming “The Oracle of Austin,” The Gift of Failure, and Optimizing Your Health

Welcome to episode 102 of Optimal Health For Busy Entrepreneurs.

We have Ari Rastegar, Founder, and CEO of Rastegar Property Company, stopping by for a fascinating discussion on building up his real estate empire from scratch, the gift of failure, and optimizing your health as a busy entrepreneur. Besides being a real estate tycoon, Ari is someone who has his health and fitness dialed in. Ari lives by the philosophy that “everything you can imagine is real.” This was one of my more enjoyable conversations as Ari doesn’t hold back, which turned this episode into a major reality check that will have you looking yourself in the mirror.


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In today’s episode, you’ll hear:

  • Ari’s origin story
  • The Iranian revolution and the after-effects from it
  • The origins of Ari’s real estate empire
  • Know your what and your why, and the how will present itself
  • Why you should be obsessed with relationships and your craft
  • A little known secret that makes Amazon successful (and it’s easy to do)
  • Ari’s biggest mistakes in business
  • Why you should aim for singles and doubles instead of home runs
  • Why boring is beautiful
  • How Ari took control of his anxiety
  • How Ari keeps himself healthy and optimized
  • Where Ari recommends entrepreneurs start with taking control of their health
  • Why everything is infectious (this can be a positive or a negative)
  • The biggest obstacle for most entrepreneurs
  • The mantra Ari lives by from Benjamin Franklin
  • And much more

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