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Motive For Life Podcast with Robert Christiansen

100 EpisodesProduced by Robert Christiansen | Motive For LifeWebsite

Motive For Life Radio Show delivers a broad range of life lessons you can use every day. Hosted by Robert Christiansen, the Motive For Life podcast helps people who are struggling with confidence and motivation in a world that emphasizes self-worth through achievement and success. There is anothe… read more

100 Episodes | 2018 - 2021

How To Not Look Like An Idiot

September 25th, 2021


We all have talked to ourselves in a voice that is critical and demeaning.  It is really hard to break the cycle of negative language and understand …

Becca Ribbing - Getting Unstuck

September 20th, 2021


Becca Ribbing is the author of The Clarity Journal and a coach. She's on a mission to help people break out of the cycles of uncertainty and struggle …

5 Steps To Finding Your Super Power

September 11th, 2021


Everyone has a superpower however we can get lost and diluted in the process of finding our personal power.  Robert breaks down the five steps to …

Makeala Addell - Finding Your Purpose

September 4th, 2021


Makeala Addell is a professed "army brat" and optimist.  She coaches women on how to find their purpose, schedule, and plan time to attain their goal …

Abby Elliott - Dog Training and Ozzy Osbourne

August 28th, 2021


Abby Elliott is an amazing dog trainer, was part of the Ozzy Osbourne reality show, and is someone who struggles with self-worth.  Abby and Robert crossed paths in a Mastermind course and the rest is history!

Alex Christian - Asking For What You Want

August 22nd, 2021


Alex Christian went from entry plumber to network engineer in less than a year by asking for what he wants from those who have what he wants.  Alex is a student of Motive For Life and this is his story.

Jean Werner - Executive, Mother, and Finding Time for Herself

August 14th, 2021


Jean Werner is a successful executive and leader for a national company, a mother of three, in a happy relationship, and completely content with her …

Interview: The Geraldine Campo Transformation

August 7th, 2021


In our exciting series of self-worth interviews, Geraldine Campo is a designer in Miami, FL who decided to change everything.  Losing 60 lbs, landing a dream job, and clearing her mind of negative thoughts were only the …

Interview: How Self-Worth Changed Emma Lee

July 31st, 2021


Emma Lee shares her personal journey as a mother, career beauty expert, and side hustle owner and how raising her self-worth has been a game-changer for her.  

Interview: Kim Porter Business and Life Coach

July 24th, 2021


Kim Porter was a very successful businesswoman, by all measures. However, none of it felt like a success.  Her first business was "Makeup by Kim …

Interview: Running a Mastermind with Intern Cecil Clark

July 17th, 2021


Cecil Clark is Motive For Life's first intern.  He assisted with the production and facilitation of two Mastermind courses hosted by Robert Christiansen.  In this interview, Cecil dumps what was done right, what he …

Interview: Healing Trauma with Dr. Don Wood

July 10th, 2021


Dr. Wood discovered a more efficient and effective solution for trauma using modern advancements in the study of neuroscience and cutting-edge …

How Mistakes Make You

July 5th, 2021


In this episode of Motive For Life's radio show, Robert Christiansen pulls apart the process of learning from our perceived mistakes.  Instead of …

Interview: Jen Turner Intuitive Life

June 26th, 2021


Jen Turner is an Intuition Coach, teaching people how to listen to their God-Voice and to act on it with confidence and purpose.  Jen is an amazing professional coach and motivator, lives in Orange County, CA, and is …

The Power of Gratitude

June 19th, 2021


Everyone must learn how to get through obstacles and the power of gratitude to launch you through and beyond your obstacles is essential to a great …

How To Launch A Side Hustle

June 12th, 2021


Side hustles are a fantastic way to do what you love and make a little money!  In this episode, we break down the principles of a side hustle …

How Self-Worth Affects Every Aspect of Our Lives

June 5th, 2021


How we value ourselves plays such a critical role in what opportunities we pursue that it can hardly be overstated. Self-worth is an ever-changing …

How To Deal with Procrastination

May 24th, 2021


We all feel from time to time like we are stuck in the mud and don't know how to get started back on the road of personal progress.  Sometimes, we just want to do nothing and get away with it.  However, it does not sit …

Interview: Fabienne Sandoval Award Winning Author

May 15th, 2021


Fabienne Sandoval is an award-winning author and life coach.

Her first book, Twenty8: The Age of Power, was awarded Best Self-Published Spiritual …

Almost Somebody

May 10th, 2021


For years, I would go after my dreams, invest my time and money into a project, only to turn away when I was about to cross the finish line.  It is …

How To Break Out Of Fear - 4 Questions

April 24th, 2021


When you're locked up and feeling powerless over the fear in your life, use these four great questions to help you navigate through the emotions and …

How to Break the Bondage of Bad Eating Habits

April 17th, 2021


No one wants to be addicted to bad food - it is your right to feel good about your body and to feel good about being in your body.  However, many people struggle with the bondage of bad eating habits, to the point of an …

How To Get Out Of Bad Debt

April 11th, 2021


This week we discuss the 5 steps you can take to be debt-free and on the road to financial wellbeing.   Nothing lifts self-worth faster than clearing up a financial obligation and these five steps are critical to …

How To Find Your Purpose - 5 Questions

April 4th, 2021


We have a world of opportunities available to us - more than any other time in history.  Finding a path that fits is often the most important decision we'll make and one that not easy.  Who wants to waste time on a …

Why Am I Here?

March 23rd, 2021


Why are we here on this planet?  There must be a purpose else we are aimlessly rolling through the universe without intention.  Since all …

Interview: Susan Foxley Master Yoga Teacher and founder of Foxley Fitness

March 13th, 2021


Susan, the founder of Foxley Fitness, is an author, certified life coach, and registered yoga master who has helped thousands of people live fuller, …

How To Break Out Of Bad Thinking

March 6th, 2021


Learn the four steps required to be free of negative thinking.  Robert goes deep into the addiction of negative thinking and into the practice of a …

Interview: Janice Bussing Dream Builder and Life Mastery Coach

February 27th, 2021


Janice Bussing joins the Motive For Life podcast to discuss her journey of transformation from a successful stylist of the rich and powerful to a …

How to Get to Where You Want to Go

February 20th, 2021


The vehicle of success is what you choose to ride.  The destination you pick is your choice, no one else, and it is up to you to point your vehicle in the right direction.  Only you can determine the speed and …

Best of the Week

February 14th, 2021


Collection of the week's social posts to lift self-worth.

  • I approve of myself
  • Start with love
  • Believers and supporters surround me

How To Be Prosperous And Happy - At The Same Time

February 8th, 2021


Prosperity is the flow of wealth and the availability of free time.  Happiness is the result of deep and meaningful relationships.  When brought …

How Worthy People Succeed More

January 30th, 2021


Robert goes on a passionate run in this powerful podcast about worthiness and why we have to embrace this personally to gain our next station in life.

Becoming a Whole Human Being

January 23rd, 2021


All is connected and matters when developing a holistic view of life.  Whether you want success in your career, money, or relationships, ignoring …

How to Build Powerful Affirmations

January 17th, 2021


What we think about, we become.  Therefore, we must change our thinking to what we want to become.  Affirmations are very powerful phrases, when …

The Obstacles of Execution

January 10th, 2021


The key thing for all success is execution. And fear is the obstacle of execution. I love a Branson says about ideas, they're like buses, they come around every 10 minutes. However, execution is where it is at.  And the …

Create Your Perfect Day - Meditation

January 7th, 2021


Whether you are an experienced meditator or just starting out, visualization is key to a successful life.  When we "see the outcome" we are able to …

New Year Goal Setting - Step by Step Process

December 26th, 2020


New Year Goal Setting - Using the Eight Life Category Model from Motive For Life, we take you through the step by step process to achieve the next …

What To Do When You Lose Your Disciplines

December 21st, 2020


Why do we give up the actions that got us success?  Good routines are so important to achieving our goals.  When we lose our ability to stay in our disciplines, to be consistent with the good actions we have - day in …

The Gift - Reading to Music - Meditation

December 12th, 2020


In this recording, The Gift is read slowly and is set to wonderful music.  Repeat each phrase and internalize them, and make them your new foundation …

Archetypal Astrology: Learn Your Life's Purpose with Josh Hedaya

December 5th, 2020


Robert and Devon dive into the world of archetypal astrology with their good friend Josh Hedaya.  Unpacking and learning about how the position of …

Shopping Cart Lessons

November 22nd, 2020


How you show up in one thing is how you show up in all things.  Taking the cart back is a key principle in Robert and Devon's lives (especially at Costco).  They deconstruct the value of a principle and how it manifests …

I'm Sorry is a Wet Band Aid

November 14th, 2020


The overuse and under-appreciated power of "I'm Sorry" permeates our culture and has lost its value to heal relationships.  Robert and Devon share …

A Massive Spiritual Experience

November 7th, 2020


"Do not apologize for who you are.  Stand tall."

Robert shares his massive spiritual experience in this interview with Devon Wayt.  This is uncut and …

Higher Self-Worth Is a Must

November 1st, 2020


Once the truth is heard, you cannot go back to who you were.  Higher self-worth is the foundation of confidence, and confidence is the route to success - in any aspect of your life.  Every advancement came because …

Tap Your Source of Power

October 25th, 2020


The drive to be successful can lead to low energy and a lack of motivation.  Tapping your source of power is critical to getting back on track and …

Reset Your Day

October 19th, 2020


Why reset your day?  Because everyone has a bad day from time to time and we need to learn how to stop and reset our thinking.  It is the ultimate in …

Find Your Inspiration

October 10th, 2020


Inspiration is the drawing upon imagination. Imagination is uniquely human and is the source of creativity. To be inspired is to be imaginative plus expression. The two go together - imagination without inspiration is …

Score a Great Job

October 3rd, 2020


Devon and Robert turn inward and offer a number of tactics, based on higher self-worth, which leads to bigger and better jobs.  Also, they discuss the Richest Man in Babylon, specifically around tithing and the relief …

Handle an Embarrassing Mistake

September 27th, 2020


We have all done it - opened our mouth when we should have kept it closed, taken action when we should have stayed put, engaged with that person who …

Deal with Procrastination

September 21st, 2020


Procrastination is one of the most common problems we hear about. People want to find the motivation and confidence to move forward with their goals and dreams. However, they are often stuck in a pattern of distractions …

Change Your Thinking - Change Your Life

September 13th, 2020


Change your thoughts, change your life. Just about everyone wants to change something about themselves. Whether it is health, relationships, or money, we are rarely satisfied with the status quo - we want to expand into …

The Need for Human Connection

September 7th, 2020


Struggled this week to be up, to be grateful for what I have, and the life the Creator has given me.  It took a lot for me to change my emotional …

How to Deal with Difficult People

August 30th, 2020


Devon and Robert bring real-world situations into this greater podcast.  They have tried and true tips and advice that has served them for years, and will serve you as well.  In this podcast, they discuss using each of …

Developing Mastery

August 23rd, 2020


Mastery is comprehensive knowledge or skill in a subject or accomplishment and requires total commitment to a skill.  Here are five aspects of …

COVID-19 Side Hustles

August 17th, 2020


Side Hustles and COVID is hard.  Devon and Robert discuss the number of side hustles they have going during the COVID -19 lockdown.  Hiring new …

How To Recognize a Great Opportunity

August 10th, 2020


What is the right opportunity for you?  Learn how to determine which opportunities are perfect for you and which ones are going to cost you a lot of …

Nail Your Next Interview

August 3rd, 2020


Robert and Devon both interviewed candidates - Devon hired and Robert did not.  In this podcast, they both discuss what was important to them and why it matters to show up prepared for the interview.  To nail your next …

Why You Need a Coach

July 26th, 2020


In this special podcast from Mammoth Lakes, CA, Robert recounts a fly fishing guide lesson that changed his life.  The importance of finding, and paying for a professional guide was critical to his success - and it is …

Build Confidence in Difficult Times

July 19th, 2020


We all face difficult situations.  The difference between successful and unsuccessful people is their ability to confidently push forward despite the …

How to Get Back on Track

July 12th, 2020


Two guys talking about self-worth.  Topics for this week's podcast, Devon and Robert discuss:

  • Stopping our disciplines.
  • Why do we get off track?

You Have What You Need to Get What You Want

July 5th, 2020


Everything you need to be successful already exists within you.  By learning to identify what you don't want so you can focus on the things you do …

What is Your Plan for Change

July 1st, 2020


A plan without a specific goal is worthless.  If we do not decide what we want, down to very specific details, we will not attain any meaningful …

COVID Frustration and Solutions

June 22nd, 2020


These are difficult times.  We've lost our ability to engage socially - at least in a way that fulfills our basic social needs.   Robert lets out his …

Side Hustle and COVID-19

April 6th, 2020


How do you maintain a positive attitude about your Side Hustle in the middle of the global crisis?  You have a choice!  Turn your attention to those things that build your positive attitude and take this time to invest …

Side Hustle - Starting Your Business

December 1st, 2019


Devon and Robert discuss their side hustle of whiteboard pens and how they plan to change the whiteboard experience.  Not content with the cheap whiteboard pen, the pair invested in their future and hired an engineer to …

Why Self-Worth Matters

November 25th, 2019


In this interview, Robert Christiansen details why self-worth is at the center of all advancement and collapse.  High self-worth propels us to …

How to Observe and Control Your Thoughts

October 28th, 2019


Robert and Devon discuss the need to observe and control their thinking as the primary way to live a better life.  Better thinking results in better …

How to Make Today Your Best Day

September 21st, 2019


Make a decision today is the best day of your life. Decide that no matter what, you refuse to let anything get in the way of your happiness.  This is a decision to lift your self-worth, to bring a higher joy to your …

How to Make Today Your Best Day

August 4th, 2019


Do you know what your best day is?  What would happen, who would you meet, and how would it unfold?  IN this podcast, Devon interview's Robert about …

How To Reprogram Your Mind

July 30th, 2019


We enter the world pre-programmed for survival.  Along the journey of life, we receive new programs and training from multiple sources that enable us …

Why People Destroy Their Lives

July 15th, 2019


In this great discussion, Robert and Devon pull apart the strange behaviors of self-destruction.  At work and in our personal lives, we see people do …

The Science of Getting Rich

July 7th, 2019

The Science of Getting Rich


There is a thinking stuff from which all things are made, and which, in its original state, permeates, penetrates, and fills the interspaces of the universe.

A thought in this substance …

How to Set and Hold Boundaries at Work

June 24th, 2019


Your boundaries at work are continually moving, shaped by the people, environment, and your career.  Your self-worth comes through when you establish boundaries.  They are the indicator of your worthiness because they …

What Do You Want

June 16th, 2019


Robert and Devon discuss the power of self-worth and how it controls every aspect of what you want and whether or not you keep what you attain.  …

Redefine Your Mind

June 11th, 2019


Devon and Robert riff on our need to redefine our minds.  Self-worth is at the center of attainment, and unless you are actively redefining the language, images, and emotions in our brains, we struggle to get what we …

Why Are You Here?

May 26th, 2019


Letting go of what others think is hard.  In this episode, Robert and Devon press into the uncomfortable and try to break free of the internal dialog of criticism and regret.  When we let go of "what others think" we …

The Gift of the Obstacle - Interview with Dylan Hoffman

May 19th, 2019


Dylan Hoffman, Adjunct Faculty of Jung Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, CA joins Robert Christiansen and Devon Wayt in a …

How To Do More With Less

May 12th, 2019


In this episode of the Motive For Life radio show, Robert Christiansen and Devon Wayt dive deep into the power of focus and eliminating the …

How Are You Limiting Your Success?

May 5th, 2019


In this special "inspired" episode, Robert turns over the rocks of our most profound, most challenging obstacles to find the hidden treasure of personal growth.  We limit our success, and it is up to us to see these …

How One Conversation Can Change Everything

April 30th, 2019


In this episode, Devon Wayt and Robert Christiansen turn over the rocks of self-worth and how deep, meaningful conversations with colleagues, …

How Whiteboarding Clears the Way to Deeper and More Meaningful Human Connection

April 14th, 2019


In this episode, Devon and I discuss how whiteboarding removes the formality of presentations and Powerpoints and opens the door to deeper human connections.  During our latest Motive For Life course, we dug deep into …

How We Are Building a Whiteboarding Community

April 1st, 2019


This week on the Motive For Life podcast, we host Lance Daniel Smith as he unveils his journey to quit smoking through non-movement yoga and deep …

Building Whiteboard Skills - Week 3: Nurses, Nuclear, and Lance

March 24th, 2019


We are building the Whiteboard Skills company - part-time and from our own money!  We've invested our own money and are trying to get to revenue as fast as we can.  It is week 3, and we focus on the buyer avatar, the …

Building Whiteboard Skills - Week 2: Social Media, Web Site, and Free Gift

March 20th, 2019


In Week 2 of building the Whiteboard Skills business, Devon Wayt and I dig into the challenges we faced while balancing the inner conflict, external …

Why We Started a Company Teaching Whiteboard Skills

March 10th, 2019


In this episode, we breakdown the importance of learning whiteboard skills and how the whiteboard plays a critical role in almost every profession.  …

How To Improve Your Life

March 5th, 2019


In this podcast, we discuss how lifting your self-worth changes eight major areas of your life, for the better! 

  1. Relationships
  2. Career or Vocation

CK Lin - Interview with Robert Christiansen

February 24th, 2019


What CK and I talked about (from CK's point of view):

  • How intermittent diet gave him more energy than ever
  • How he deals with his darker sides (with …

How To Find Purpose In Your Job

February 17th, 2019


Learn the three key actions you can take to improve your happiness and a sense of purpose in your job - no matter what you do.  When your reason for working is large enough, what you do for money becomes much more …

How To Write a 30-Day Success Statement

February 10th, 2019


Your brain is plastic and flexible. When we are young, it is easy to learn new skills. However, as we age, the mind becomes less elastic and we fall into routines that may not serve us now. Learn how to chunk your …

How to Enjoy Business Travel

February 5th, 2019


Business travel can be enjoyable, and if integrated into your life well, an advantage in your career.  Learn how to enjoy your business travel with these 6 techniques to "take the edge off" and turn drudgery into …

How To Break Through The Next Level

January 27th, 2019


With each new level of success comes the next level of difficulty.  There is an upper limit we all must push through to get to our next goal and …

How to Set Intentions

January 22nd, 2019


Intention setting is a practice you can use to change the quality of your life.  No matter your desire, setting intentions correctly will put you in the right direction of success and accelerate you towards your next …

How to Make Every Day Friday

January 6th, 2019


There are three key techniques you can use to make every day a great day - a Friday!  

  1. Gratitude List
  2. Setting Intentions
  3. Positive Responses

How To Break Out of Fear

December 30th, 2018


When we are locked up and feeling powerless over the fear in our lives, use these four great questions to help you navigate through the emotions and …

How To Keep Top Talent

December 15th, 2018


Top talent is hard to find and even harder to retain.  How do we keep the people we worked so hard to find?  By focusing on the individual, one at a …

How To Survive Making Mistakes

December 3rd, 2018


We all make mistakes - usually unintentional and without malice.  We want to help and for whatever reason, it all goes wrong. The impact of our actions is limited to the scope of our influence - the more responsibility …

The Gratitude List

November 25th, 2018


Writing a gratitude list is a practice I use to ground myself when I feel disconnected and alone.  These emotions typically happen first thing in the morning, and I use the technique to change the direction of my day …

How I Got My Wife to Forgive Me for Forgetting Her Birthday...Twice!

November 20th, 2018


Yes, I forgot my wife’s birthday, not once but twice. Forgetting her special day is unforgivable - almost. When I forgot the first time, the incident went on her permanent list. You know the one - the list our partner …

How Random Giving Changed My Life

November 8th, 2018


Random giving is a practice that frees us from judgmental thinking and limiting conditions.  It helps in many ways to change our perception of life and open doors to financial opportunities that were never possible.  

The 6 Laws of Public Speaking and Why You Need to Know Them

October 31st, 2018


Public speaking is not the #1 fear of people - corrupt govern officials holds the #1 slot.  According to Chapman University 2018 study, public …

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