Risk Everyday with Kristy Arnett

This show is for RISK TAKERS and DREAM MAKERS. Former professional poker player Kristy Arnett has made it her life's mission to teach people to take calculated risks. She is a now a podcaster, YouTuber and author of the upcoming book, "The Biggest Gamble: A memoir about Love & Risk." What’s between what we say we want and what we have is fear. The way we move past fear is by taking risks. Risk everyday and watch your life transform. Join the movement #riskeveryday
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Dec 27, 2016

As 2016 comes to a close and I begin to dream about 2017, I am so excited that Ed O'Keefe's book, "Time Collapsing: The New Art of Speed, Power, Money, and Meaning" has come into my life. And my hope is you'll walk away from this last interview of the year with a new perspective to make 2017 your best yet. 

Not only is Ed a father of 7 (all under the age of 12), he's an incredibly successful entrepreneur. He went from completely broke to cracking the code to starting and taking multiple businesses from zero to multiple 7 and 8 figures. Over the years, with his passion for studying high performers and through his own business experience, he has distilled down the time-collapsing strategies that help people get from point A to point B with record speed. 

In this interview, Ed talks about: 

  • Examples of time collapsars
  • How leapfrog to success
  • What it means to create your own tsunami with results
  • The mistake high achievers make of falling into a permission trap
Dec 21, 2016

The holiday season can be stressful. The travel. The family. The shopping. All of it. But it doesn't have to be. 

On this podcast, I talk about how to shift our mindset in a way that we can have the BEST holiday ever. 


The song featured on the show is called, "Slow Burn" by Autograf. 

Dec 13, 2016

What I know for sure is that what stands in the way between what we say we want and what we have is almost always fear. And the way we move past fear is through RISK. Looking back at my life, I realize now that the biggest risk I ever took was for my marriage. I fought for it. What it required was risking getting hurt again. Lots of people told me I was stupid for staying, but I knew what I wanted. It sure as hell wasn't easy, but it was worth it. 

Dec 6, 2016

All the time, we hear people saying, "Be yourself!" or "Just be confident!" 

But does that actually mean? And how do we do that? 

Relationship coach and author Aaron Steinberg has the answer, and it's PRACTICING HONESTY. 

"Where you feel like you would have to take a risk to communicate what you're thinking or what you're feeling, take that risk," says Aaron. 

Also in this podcast, we talk about

-Why we stop being honest in the first place

-What happens when we tell little lies to ourselves and others

-Why "picking our battles" is bull shit


To learn more about Aaron, go to his website or get his book, The Honesty Practice on Amazon


Check out Aaron's other interview on the WTF Am I Doing with My Life? Podcast where he talks about conflict as an opportunity

Nov 29, 2016

Whether you are a CEO, a teacher, a mom, a coach, or an ice cream scooper, your speaking skills are important. Our ability to communicate effectively affects our relationships, career and self-esteem. And the great part about it is that with practice, ANYONE can be a great speaker. 

Grant Baldwin, a professional speaker, entrepreneur, author, and family man has taught hundreds of people this skill because he knows first hand that speakers are not born, they are grown. Years ago when his wife (high school sweetheart) was five-months pregnant with his first daughter, Grant made the decision to quit his job to find something he was passionate about doing. 

On this podcast, Grant talks about: 

The excitement/pressure during the time he was soul searching

How he knew his calling was to be a speaker

The first steps in becoming a professional speaker

What to do if you freeze while speaking

Listen to Grant's podcast, The Speaker Lab, or check out his course on speaking, available at


The song featured in this podcast is called, "Slow Burn" by Autograf.

Nov 22, 2016

Last week, I drove down to Tijuana to visit a few of my friends who did this crazy thing and bought a hospital (my friends are kind of crazy, but the good kind. Passionate crazy). So of course, this isn't just any hospital. It's a groundbreaking cancer-research hospital that specializes in alternative medicine and Gerson Therapy and is going to revolutionize the way we treat cancer. It's called The Centro Hospitalario Internacional del Pacifico S.A., or CHIPSA and they are creating miracles. I don't know if I'd believe it if I didn't see it with my own eyes. 

One such miracle who I met on the trip is Ryan Luelf. He is a 35-year-old father of three, from Tulsa, Oklahoma, who was diagnosed with Stage 4 B-Cell non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma a little over a year ago. The treatment options available to him through traditional medicine were grim. In fact, Ryan’s own doctor stated that he had a higher chance of dying from chemotherapy than the lymphoma in the next 6 months.

Unwilling to accept those options, Ryan investigated his options, including the Gerson Therapy which is an all natural protocol developed my Dr. Max Gerson that utilizes an organic, plant-based diet, with raw juices, coffee enemas to strengthen the immune system and re-ignite the body’s ability to heal itself. He started that immediately and when he couldn't find alternative therapy in the U.S., that's when he went to CHIPSA. 

He was diagnosed in October 2015 and tests from June have showed complete resolution in some areas and near complete resolution in others. Ryan says that in two weeks, he hopes to have scientific proof that he's 100% cancer free. 

On the podcast, Ryan shares his story and talks about:

  • Why he chose alternative treatment
  • The tough resistance he faced from friends and family about not going the traditional route
  • Overcoming getting scammed out of $45,000 in the Philippines
  • The mindset that kept him going through the tough times
  • What's next for him and his family

Read more about Ryan's story and specific treatments he used on CHIPSA's blog.

Ryan's Facebook

Ryan's Website

The song featured on the show is "Slow Burn" by Autograf.

Nov 15, 2016
There are a few common excuses we like to give about why we aren’t living a healthy lifestyle. 
“I don’t have enough time."
“I can’t afford a trainer."
“I don’t belong to a gym or have equipment."
Dai Manuel, a fitness entrepreneur and lifestyle mentor, understands this and his workouts, blog, and book, The Whole Life Fitness Manifesto, serve as his answer for all of these excuses. Dai’s mission is to empower people to live a FUNctionally fit life.
“What I found is that when I really dig into why someone wants to lose 20 pounds or why someone wants to get in shape and get them to connect their long-term vision emotionally, it shifts them from 'I should get in shape to I want to get in shape.’" says Dai.
On this episode we discuss: 
  • Dai's struggle as an obese teenager and how he turned his struggle into his purpose
  • Debunks the myths that keep us from getting in shape
  • How to create vision for our health
  • What led him to his decision to quit drinking
  • What’s the first right step to take towards a healthy, FUN life. 
The song featured on this podcast is "Slow Burn" by Autograf


Nov 8, 2016

Bummers are inevitable, but it's the choices we make after that not only define who we are, but also create our future. Life coach and Rite-of-Passage Facilitator Chrissy Brady-Smith comes on the podcast to talk about how to turn a bummer into a breakthrough. 


The song featured on the show is called "Slow Burn" by Autograf. 

Nov 4, 2016

Without us even knowing, our thoughts, which can be crazy as f***, dictate how we feel and the actions (or lack thereof) that we take. In one 10 minute mindfulness meditation this week at the beach, I identified some of these. And they were wack. 


The song featured in the show is "Slow Burn" by Autograf. 


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Nov 1, 2016

Whether we're going on date, up against a deadline, or trying to figure out what color to paint the house, most of us experience anxiety. Ashley James, a holistic health expert and neurolinguistic master trainer, explains why anxiety exists and shows us an easy exercise we can all use to lessen or even eliminate anxiety. 


The song featured on this show is "Slow burn" by Autograf. 



Oct 28, 2016

Given that we are all biochemically different, it makes sense that we also all have different needs when it comes to food intake. But how come most of us have no idea what foods are best for us? 

Entrepreneur and host of the Learn True Health podcast Ashley James comes on the podcast to talk about holistic health, as well as the benefit and science behind the approach. She also teaches us how we can identify our own food needs. 

The song features in the show is "Slow burn" by Autograf. 

Oct 25, 2016

At age 14, JimDre Westbrook made a promise to himself that he would wait until marriage to have sex. Fast forward, he's now 32, still a virgin, and strong in his commitment. 

JimDre says that his faith in God has carried him thus far and has faith that his purpose is bigger than even he can see at the moment. At age 30, he launched a blog at to share his story, and has since turned it into a coaching business, best-selling books, and an appearance on The Steve Harvey Show. In addition to that, he's got a clothing brand called Live At Your Own Pace. 

With his business, books and blog, JimDre's message is to be who you are, confidently. When you live from a place of integrity within yourself, success and love follows. 

Oct 21, 2016

No matter the question, the answer is love. We have gotten away from that this political season. We have allowed our differences in opinion to divide us. It's torn apart friendships, families, and of course, our country. But that doesn't have to be the case, and it starts with us. 


The song featured in this podcast is "Slow Burn" by Autograf.

Oct 19, 2016

Other than our family, I believe there are a handful of people who walk into our lives and leave permanent footprints. Daniel Negreanu is one of those people to me. He has been a mentor and was actually the first to introduce me to the world of emotional intelligence and personal development. 

For those who are unfamiliar with the poker world, Negreanu is considered of the most influential poker ambassadors in history and is number one on the all-time money list with nearly $33 million in tournament winnings. Amongst his poker achievements are six World Series of Poker bracelets, two World Poker Tour titles, Global Poker Index Player of the Decade, and a member of the Poker Hall of Fame. 

Off the table, he's dedicated his life to make a difference. Every year he hosts the St. Jude Against All Odds Celebrity Poker Tournament and last year alone, he raised almost half a million dollars for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. 

This year's event is Saturday, November 5th. If you'd like to purchase a dinner ticket or play in the tournament, you can do so at the St. Jude website. Poker players will be playing for the chance to win a seat to the 2017 WSOP Main Event. Second place winner will win a five-day getaway to "Getaway to Fiji": Namale Resort & Spa.


Oct 14, 2016

Do you say, "yes" when you want to say "no"? Do you feel stressed and overwhelmed because there is too much on your plate? Do you tell people what they want to hear because you're afraid to hurt their feelings or start a conflict? Do you stay quiet even though you have a different opinion? If you said yes to any of these questions, you have displayed people-pleasing behavior. And it's not good for you. Here's why and here's how to stop!

Oct 11, 2016

When we think about relationship coaching, usually, we automatically assume it's only for intimate relationships. Entrepreneur, author and relationship guru Christal Fuentes is out to change all that.  She founded of The Ladies Coach, a website designed to support women to live their biggest lives through the deepening of their relationships with EVERYONE, including the one they have with themselves. 

She has also recently published a book called, How to be H.O.T. - Your guide to becoming Happy Open and Trusting  in Your Relationships.

Now to the gentlemen listening out there, don’t tune out. Not only is all of the information in the interview really applicable to both sexes, there are a few things she touches on that may give you all an insight into the opposite sex. 

We begin by talking about her path from hospitality into relationship coaching, talk about common blocks people have when it comes to finding a significant other, why a healthy relationship with ourselves is key, what we can learn about our relationship with our parents, and how to begin cultivating self love. 

Christal has so graciously offered to send three of you guys a copy of her book — if you tweet at both us @theladiescoach @kristyarnett  or     snapchat us @christalfuentes @kristy.arnett       or leave a comment on the article at   with your biggest AHA moment for the podcast, you enter yourself to win! 

Oct 7, 2016

For some reason, beating ourselves up is easier than celebrating ourselves. Whether it's our birthday or a job promotion or 1 pound closer to our weight loss goal we've got to take time to celebrate! 

Oct 4, 2016

Professional poker player, writer and coach Tommy Angelo came face to face with his WTF moment when he was drunk and turned the wrong way down a one-way street. Luckily for him he was pulled over and no one was hurt. From that day on, he committed himself to changing his life. Meditation was the game changer. 

Sep 30, 2016

In vulnerability, there is connection and growth. On this episode of the podcast, a listener puts herself in the hot seat and gets coached in a live session. Feeling frustrated and upset about a recent situation with her ex, Sarah looks for insight on how to move and set boundaries in the future. 



Sep 27, 2016

What does it look like when a person gathers all of her life experiences to find her true calling and build a successful business from the ground up? Look no further than Anna Crowe, CEO of Crowe PR. 

A public relations and branding expert, Anna has more than 14 years of integrated marketing communications experience, and has worked with iconic brands such as Capitol Records, AT&T,Sony, Marc Jacobs, Kenneth Cole, and Jennifer Lopez.

Looking for own creative freedom, in 2014, she founded Crowe PR. In two short years, the company has quickly with an impressive client list with range of companies, brands and industries—from popular lifestyle brands and consumer tech to promising start-ups and Fortune 500 leaders.

Anna also teaches undergraduate marketing courses at University of San Diego’s School of Business Administration, has been actively involved with the San Diego County Medical Society Foundation and serves on the board of San Diego-based animal charity, Art for Barks. All this, while her top priority is her husband and two sons. 

I know what you're thinking... is she super human? 

On this episode we talk about:

Finding your path and what that really looks like

How not to get overwhelmed when you’re going for your dreams

What it means to have it all

The importance of company culture

She even gives me tips as to what to do as a budding brand myself with this podcast

The song featured on this podcast is "Slow Burn" by Autograf

Sep 23, 2016

At some point, we all f*** up. We're human. It's inevitable. Sometimes our f*** ups are minor, sometimes they are epic. Regardless, we need to know who to handle it when it happens. 


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Song Credit: Autograf "Slow Burn"

Sep 16, 2016

Stretching is the practice of continually getting out of your comfort zone in small and consistent ways. So often we get caught up in doing things the way we had before, expecting different results. But the truth is if we want to achieve something we haven't before we've got to be willing to do things we've never done before. 


The song featured on this podcast is, "Slow Burn" by Autograf. 

Sep 13, 2016

Liz Nierzwicki is entrepreneur and best selling author who runs an online fitness and mindset program. Her motto is, "Live Your Soul's Truth." She comes on the show today to talk about how success begins in the mind, and that we must conquer that first before we can gain control of our health and wealth. 

To reach out to Liz, head to or and follow her @liznierzwicki on all social platforms.

The song featured on this podcast is "Slow Burn" by Autograf. 

Sep 9, 2016

I'm taking literal and figurative shots. I talk about a WTF moment I had when taking an actual tequila shot and also bring on my husband to talk about how he's supporting me taking a shot in my career. 

Sep 6, 2016

Sabastian Huynh was staring down the barrel of a gun pointed at him at age 17 when he realized that he was in so much emotional pain, he didn’t care whether or not he was killed. An immigrant of Vietnamese and Chinese Decent, Sebastian says that looking back, he sees that he joined the Chinese Mafia looking for brotherhood and acceptance, but found himself backed into a corner. A literal corner. Jail. And death. He tells his story of how he escaped the Chinese Mafia, turned his life around, and became an entrepreneur, author, leader, and family man. 

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