120: Former Governor of North Carolina James Martin on Leadership, Politics, and Why Science & Religion Can Co-Exist

Former Governor of North Carolina James Martin on Leadership, Politics, and Why Science & Religion Can Co-Exist

Welcome to episode 120 of Optimal Health For Busy Entrepreneurs.

We have the author of “Revelation Through Science”, an organic chemist, and the former Governor of North Carolina James Marting stopping by for a fascinating discussion on why science and religion can co-exist along with his extensive political career. Governor Martin was just the 3rd republican governor elected and the only one to serve two terms. But before his political career was underway, he had an extensive career as an organic chemist, to which he returned after retiring from politics.


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In today’s episode, you’ll hear:

  • Gov. Martin’s origin story (which includes a little music talk)
  • Where his interest in organic chemistry came from
  • How science and religion can co-exist
  • The motivation for writing Revelation Through Science
  • The politics of science and religion
  • Where the shift from organic chemistry to politics happened
  • How politics have changed over the years
  • Why it’s important to your personal development and career to consume all sides of viewpoints
  • How he became only the 3rd Republican Governor of North Carolina
  • Little known factors that can swing elections and politics overall
  • What campaigning is like
  • Why Gov. Martin made only 1 promise during his tenure (and this is a great lesson to use in life and business)
  • And much more

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119: Sahara Rose De Vore on Travel Coaching, Being a Trailblazer, and Creating a Life By Design

Sahara Rose De Vore on Travel Coaching, Being a Trailblazer, and Creating a Life By Design

Welcome to episode 119 of Optimal Health For Busy Entrepreneurs.

We have wellness travel coach and founder Sahara Rose De Vore stopping by for a fascinating discussion on travel and how it relates to business, why companies should incorporate travel into their wellness initiative along with her story of creating a life by design. She’s the owner of Sahara Rose Travels, LLC, and the Founder of The Travel Coach Network. After spending a decade traveling the globe solo to over 84 countries, Sahara now empowers and educates companies on the wellness and work performance benefits of travel.


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In today’s episode, you’ll hear:

  • Sahara’s origin story
  • Lessons from being an only child and how that applies to entrepreneurship 
  • How Sahara afforded to travel before starting her business
  • How travel prepared Sahara for entrepreneurship
  • Sahara’s pivotal business moment in Spain
  • The thing about travel that the majority of people miss
  • How Sahara got started with travel coaching
  • How travel can improve your creativity, performance, and much more
  • The benefits of business travel
  • Why you don’t have to get on a plane to experience the benefits of travel
  • The (unintentional) origin story of the Travel Coaching Network
  • The benefits of mentorship
  • And much more

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116: Chris Hines (aka Coach Chris) on Building a Healthy Personal Brand and Becoming a Master of Your Craft

Chris Hines (aka Coach Chris) on Building a Healthy Personal Brand and Becoming a Master of Your Craft

Welcome to episode 116 of Optimal Health For Busy Entrepreneurs.

We have author, personal branding expert, and high-performing entrepreneur, Chris Hines (aka Coach Chris) stopping by for a fascinating discussion on building a personal brand, mastery, and how fatherhood has made him a better entrepreneur and human being. Lastly, Chris is the host of The Personal Branding Playbook.


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In today’s episode, you’ll hear:

  • Chris’s origin story
  • Lessons from growing up in Watts that helped mold him into who he is today
  • A brief talk on basketball
  • Why you can’t afford to overlook people skills in both life and business
  • How dealing and learning to communicate with gang members helped Chris in the software and business world
  • Why Chris stuck with podcast even when it wasn’t popular (lessons in health here)
  • A discussion on mastery and why Chris believes it takes only 5 years now for mastery
  • How to go about building a SaaS company even if you don’t know how to code
  • How Castocity (one of his SaaS companies) is going to benefit podcasters
  • How Chris balances fatherhood with business and fitness
  • What kids have taught Chris about business and life
  • What’s at the core of a personal brand and the 1 question you should ask yourself?
  • How to transform your personal brand in a year
  • Building a podcast network (this can apply to building a team in your business)
  • And much more

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