Episode 126 |

Finding a Higher Level Consciousness Through Extreme Biohacking and Spirituality, Part 1 of 2 with Luke Storey

Most of us stop believing in Santa Claus when we’re children. But what if believing in him as an adult enhanced (rather than detracted from) our lives? Because we are fundamentally unable to access ultimate truth, we shouldn’t think of our beliefs as true or false. Rather, we should view our beliefs as either empowering or disempowering. Choosing empowering beliefs leads to an empowered life!Luke Storey explores this concept as well as many others in an episode that is a fascinating combination of biohacking and spirituality. We’ll talk about extreme higher-level consciousness topics as well as extreme self-experimentation. In addition to being a master in both of these realms, Luke is the host of the Life Stylist Podcast. In fact, he was one of the first guests on the Optimized Geek in an episode about fashion. Talking to him about biohacking and spirituality was fascinating and this is one of my favorite episodes. I think it’ll be one of your favorites too!

Episode 113 |

Tapping In to Your Infinite Potential with Dr. Robert Pope

Many of us know that we should be okay with failure because it’s an opportunity for learning and growth. Even so,  we tend to struggle and fight against failure when we experience it. A more productive response  is to meet failure with love and acceptance even as it’s happening, as difficult as that may seem.Dr. Robert Pope joins me today to discuss this new perspective on meeting failure and much more. We’ll talk about how to access more power and clarity, the difference between deciding and choosing your destiny, and why you shouldn’t struggle to get ahead in life. Robert is the creator of the Transperative Method as well as a healer, minister, transformational coach, and a great friend of mine.

Episode 103 |

Live Each Day Like It’s Your Last with Getrude Matshe

How would your life change if you saw every hardship and obstacle you encountered as a promise of a better future rather than as something that ruins your plans (or just your day)? This kind of perspective is often clear in hindsight, but may be harder to see in the moment. I hope that today’s conversation with Getrude Matshe, who opens up about her recent near-death experience and how past obstacles have led to her happy present, will help give you some of that perspective.Getrude Matshe is a native of Zimbabwe who now lives in New Zealand. She’s passionate about improving the human condition (which she ties to the concept of Ubuntu) and is working to make healthcare more accessible. Another of her deep passions is helping people find their individual life purpose and live consciously. She’s the author of Born on the Continent as well as a forthcoming book about her recent near-death experience, Dying in the Rice Paddies of Saba.

Episode 100 |

The 100th Episode! Lessons, Highlights, and Insights with Orion Talmay

Hello, and welcome to the Optimized Geek! I’m your host, Orion Talmay. Wait… that doesn’t sound quite right, does it? Well, that’s because this week, I’m stepping in to interview my husband (and the usual host of this show), Stephan Spencer. In case you haven’t figured out yet what the big occasion is, it’s that this is episode #100 of this amazing podcast!In our conversation today, Stephan pulls together some incredible information from past episodes, talking about some of the very best wisdom, tips and tricks, tools, and insights he’s gleaned from these 100 episodes of the Optimized Geek. If you aren’t a regular listener, this is a great place to start, because this episode is something of a snapshot of the very best and most valuable conversations that have taken place throughout the course of this podcast.

Episode 99 |

The Four Steps to Happiness with Valerie Sheppard

Happiness is something that we all want to achieve. Finding a way to create a life that is fun and successful is possible through a culmination of study, searching, and personal transformation. Today’s guest, Valerie Sheppard shares a four step process to finding happiness that she has distilled from her own personal journey and search for happiness. Valerie spent many years studying and searching for information about finding and achieving happiness. Her four step process consists of the commonalities she discovered in many different teachings.She is the bestselling author of Living Happy to Be ME. Besides being a popular coach, speaker, and author, she was previously a VP of Marketing for Conagra Foods where she managed a popular food brand portfolio with net sales close to a billion dollars.