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Exploring and discussing a variety of relationship topics and issues for people in all kinds of relationships; including partnerships, family, friends, co-workers, neighbors, roommates and more.

Jan 29, 2019

Gregg Levoy is a distinguished author, speaker, seminar leader and a frequent expert guest on various national news networks such as CNN, ABC-TV, NPR, and PBS. He is a regular contributing writer for Psychology Todayand the author of the books Vital Signs: The Nature and Nurture of Passion as well as Callings: Finding and Following An Authentic Life, the latter being one of Workforce Information Group’s "Top 20 Career Publications." Additionally, he also conducts workshops for business, educational, governmental, faith-based, and human potential industries.


Gregg joins me today to share how taking risks can inspire others and benefit the relationships in your life. We discuss how to transform and enhance stagnant relationships as well as the significant role that creativity plays in improving your relationships. We also share stories of the risks that people in our lives have taken that inspired us to take various risks as well as the ways to nurture your relationships by identifying your individual passions.


“Say yes to yourself so you can say yes to your relationships because they will all benefit from your enlivenment and they will suffer from your dispassion.” - Gregg Levoy


This week on Relationships! Let’s Talk About It:


  • Why people’s relationships become stagnant.
  • Risks that enhance your relationship.
  • What a vision quest is and how it affected my relationship with my wife.
  • How taking risks can empower you to establish new limits in your mind and help you clearly define what you really want.
  • How Gregg got inspired to travel to new places.
  • The main reason I started a podcast.
  • An inspiring message about pursuing a dream regardless of age.
  • Why part of my mission is to encourage people to take risks.
  • The individual steps to take when you’re stuck in a stagnant relationship.
  • The essence of stepping out in the relationship to bring the fire back.
  • What percentage of your needs should be met by your primary relationships.
  • How Gregg inspired one of his colleagues to take risks as he quit his day job to become a freelance writer.
  • How to instill passion and inspiration when taking risks.
  • The meaning of his father’s advice, “Don't take courses. Take professors.”
  • The significant risk of moving into the town where his twin brother lives after their mother’s efforts to separate them.
  • How his decision to divorce affected the people around him.
  • How my traveling and storytelling impacted my son’s desire to travel and have his own stories.
  • My wife’s inspiring risks and adventures that I never thought she would do and the impact of sharing these with others.
  • The legacies we want to leave.


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