Habits and Hustle
Habits and Hustle

Habits and Hustle

Jen Cohen and Habit Nest

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Habits and Hustle helps share the stories, habits, and rituals of people's journeys on living fulfilled lives. Host Jennifer Cohen interviews thought leaders, entrepreneurs, and overall extraordinary people who share their insight and open up about the normally hidden aspects that have made a difference in their success.

Recent Episodes

Episode 364: Wade Lightheart: Plant-Based Bodybuilding, Vegan Diet Misconceptions, & Genetic Limitations
JUL 19, 2024
Episode 364: Wade Lightheart: Plant-Based Bodybuilding, Vegan Diet Misconceptions, & Genetic Limitations
Have you heard the common belief that plant-based diets don’t supply enough amino acids for building muscle? That misconception may no longer be true!  In this Fitness Friday episode, I chat with Wade Lightheart, a former professional bodybuilder, and a biohacking enthusiast who defied his genetic limitations to build a champion's physique. He shares his incredible journey of transforming his body and mindset through plant-based nutrition. We discuss his experiences with various diets, the importance of understanding your unique genetic makeup, the science behind plant-based nutrition for athletes, and how to optimize your diet based on your individual needs. Wade Lightheart is a 3-time All Natural National Bodybuilding Champion, Advisor to the American Anti-Cancer Institute, Director of Education at BiOptimizers Nutrition, Founder of the Prosperity & Health Alliance, and Enagic Master Trainer. What we discuss:  Misconceptions about plant-based diets  Genetic individuality when selecting a diet A bodybuilding championship on a plant-based diet 22 years ago The role of gut bacteria in nutrient absorption  Wade's experimentation with a 100% raw food diet  Genetic limitations Psychological and emotional aspects of extreme dieting  Thank you to our sponsor: Therasage: Head over to therasage.com and use code Be Bold for 15% off To learn more about Wade Lightheart:  Website: https://wadelightheart.net/  Instagram: @wadelightheart Find more from Jen: Website: https://www.jennifercohen.com/ Instagram: @therealjencohen Books: https://www.jennifercohen.com/books Speaking: https://www.jennifercohen.com/speaking-engagements Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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13 MIN
Episode 363: Scott "Carrot Top" Thompson: Exploring Fame, Fitness, and Funny Stories with a Comedy Legend
JUL 16, 2024
Episode 363: Scott "Carrot Top" Thompson: Exploring Fame, Fitness, and Funny Stories with a Comedy Legend
Have you ever wondered about Carrot Top's incredible career longevity? He has maintained an extraordinary 19-year residency at the Luxor in Las Vegas as a comedic legend. In this Habits and Hustle episode, I dive into Scott “Carrot Top” Thompson’s life, encouraging him to reveal the secret behind his stage name and personal brand.  Carrot Top shares laugh-out-loud stories of audition mishaps along with personal experiences that have shaped his comedic path. We discuss his rigorous fitness routine, the continuous effort to stay relevant in pop culture, and more!  Scott Thompson, known professionally as Carrot Top, is an American stand-up comedian and actor. He is widely known for his use of prop comedy. What We Discuss: (12:04) Evolution of Carrot Top's Comedy (17:59) Evolution of Comedy Performances (24:59) The Loneliness of a Comedian (29:54) Daily Fitness Routine and Health Habits (40:42) Financial Aspects of Comedy Residencies (46:32) Career Longevity and Staying Relevant (57:19) Maintaining the Carrot Top Brand …and more! Thank you to our sponsors: Magic Mind: Head over to www.magicmind.com/jen and use code Jen at checkout.  Find more from Jen:  Website: https://www.jennifercohen.com/ Instagram: @therealjencohen   Books: https://www.jennifercohen.com/books Speaking: https://www.jennifercohen.com/speaking-engagement Find more from Scott “Carrot Top” Thompson: Website: https://carrottop.com/  Instagram: @carrottoplive
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58 MIN
Episode 361: Raw and Real: Matisyahu on Music, Meditation, and Marching to His Own Beat
JUL 9, 2024
Episode 361: Raw and Real: Matisyahu on Music, Meditation, and Marching to His Own Beat
Have you ever felt pressure to present a perfect image to the world, hiding your flaws and struggles?  In today’s Habits & Hustle episode, I chat with reggae/hip-hop artist Matisyahu for a remarkably candid conversation. The former Hasidic Jewish rapper opens up about his journey of self-discovery, addiction struggles, and finding balance in life. Matisyahu's honesty is refreshing as he discusses his daily cannabis use, past cocaine addiction, and the challenges of maintaining sobriety. Rather than striving for an idealized version of himself, he's learned to accept his imperfections while still pursuing growth. As he puts it, he's traded in the "race car version" of himself for a more balanced "family station wagon" approach to life. This conversation reminds us that authenticity and self-acceptance are far more valuable than presenting a facade of perfection.  Matthew Paul Miller known by his stage name Matisyahu is an American reggae singer, rapper, beatboxer, and musician. Known for blending spiritual themes with reggae, rock and hip hop beatboxing sounds, Matisyahu's 2005 single "King Without a Crown" was a Top 40 hit in the United States. Since 2004, he has released seven studio albums as well as five live albums, two remix CDs and two DVDs featuring live concerts. What We Discuss: Matisyahu's journey from Orthodox Judaism to a balanced spiritual approach The impact of October 7th on Jewish identity and unity Challenges facing Jewish artists in the current political climate Balancing family life with a music career Struggles with addiction and the path to recovery The use of cannabis and its role in Matisyahu's life Finding authenticity in the music industry Reflections on fame, success, and personal growth The creation of the song "Ascent" and its powerful message The importance of self-acceptance and embracing imperfections Navigating career challenges and adapting to industry changes …and more! Thank you to our sponsors: Magic Mind: Head over to www.magicmind.com/jen and use code Jen at checkout.  Find more from Jen:  Website: https://www.jennifercohen.com/ Instagram: @therealjencohen   Books: https://www.jennifercohen.com/books Speaking: https://www.jennifercohen.com/speaking-engagement Find more from Matisyahu: Website: https://matisyahuworld.com/  Instagram: @matisyahu  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/matisyahu  YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@matisyahu
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67 MIN
Episode 360: Balancing Intensity and Recovery: Secrets to Long-term Fitness Success
JUL 5, 2024
Episode 360: Balancing Intensity and Recovery: Secrets to Long-term Fitness Success
Have you ever wondered what it takes to maintain a consistent and effective fitness routine? In today’s Fitness Friday episode of the Habits and Hustle podcast, I dig into the workout habits of a true fitness enthusiast- Strauss Zelnick.  Zelnick and I discuss the benefits of cross-training, not only to prevent boredom but also to reduce the risk of injury. By incorporating a diverse range of activities into your workout plan, you can keep both your body and mind engaged. We also stress the importance of recovery for long-term success. Lastly, we go over how important rest days are for health and long-term goals.  Strauss Zelnick is the founder of Zelnick Media Capital. Zelnick is best known as the chairman and chief executive of Take-Two Interactive Software Inc., a video-game publisher responsible for blockbuster franchises such as Grand Theft Auto, NBA 2K and Red Dead Redemption. What we discuss:  Strauss’s Intense Workout Routine Finding your own level of fitness and starting slowly Variety in a fitness routine to prevent boredom and injury Increasing workout volume and intensity as you age Hot power yoga for those who enjoy intense workouts The importance of listening to your body and taking rest days The key to building a sustainable and effective fitness routine Thank you to our sponsor: Therasage: Head over to therasage.com and use code Be Bold for 15% off To learn more about Strauss Zelnick:  Instagram: @strausszelnick    Find more from Jen: Website: https://www.jennifercohen.com/ Instagram: @therealjencohen Books: https://www.jennifercohen.com/books Speaking: https://www.jennifercohen.com/speaking-engagements Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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12 MIN