A Life Well Designed Podcast


A Life Well Designed Podcast is where people come to learn how to take control of their life, and start the process of living with intention & integrity. Your life is the most important project you'll ever work on, so learn how to do it right! Come with us to explore design on every level. Your host, Jonathan Pritchard, has made a living of using applied psychology to convince an audience full of people he can read minds, and now uses his powers for good; not just evil. Come with him on his journey to create a life of success and learn from a host of teachers along the way. Topics range from motivation, object design, technology, networking, confidence building, dating, public speaking, and a lot more. Find out more at http://www.alifewelldesigned.com


  • ALWD 045: Abundance vs Scarcity, The Misers Dream

    ALWD 045: Abundance vs Scarcity, The Miser's Dream

    22/05/2016 Duration: 33min

    This might be the most important episode of the show so far because this week we dive into the fundamental element of success or failure: mindset. We talk about income inequality, monkeys, and magicians to illustrate the point that you are responsible for creating the life you want to live. If you disagree after listening to the episode, we'd love to hear from you!  MENTIONED IN THE SHOW T. Nelson Downs Watch Jeff McBride Perform the Miser's Dream Monkey Video Why an Economy Grows and Why It Doesn't

  • ALWD 044: Design Has No Value with guest co-host Kris Sheppard

    ALWD 044: Design Has No Value with guest co-host Kris Sheppard

    15/05/2016 Duration: 35min

    ABOUT THE SHOW This week is a little different. I wanted to discuss a strange idea, so I brought in a good friend of mine, Kris Sheppard, to talk about why design has no value. Press play to find out why! ABOUT THE GUEST CO-HOST Kris Sheppard is a designer, magician, and host of multiple podcasts of his own! MENTIONED IN THE SHOW Mouse Scouts Podcast Michael Hyatt Jon Acuff's Quitter & Start CONNECT Visit the site Facebook Instagram Twitter Snapchat

  • ALWD 043: Happy Mothers Day with Diane Pritchard (Jonathans Mom)

    ALWD 043: Happy Mother's Day with Diane Pritchard (Jonathan's Mom)

    08/05/2016 Duration: 54min

    ABOUT THE GUEST This week's special guest is about as special as it gets: Jonathan's Mom. She talks about what it's like being a Mom, what it was like being his Mom specifically, and as is her motherly obligation she tells embarrassing stories about the host. ABOUT THE SHOW Happy Mother’s Day to all you moms out there in podcast land! Hope you have a wonderful time, and get the recognition & appreciation you deserve!  Visit the site    

  • ALWD 042: How to Podcast with Quinton Sheer

    ALWD 042: How to Podcast with Quinton Sheer

    02/05/2016 Duration: 01h54min

    ABOUT OUR GUEST This week I have a very special guest. His name is Quinton Sheer, or Q as I’ve known him over the years. He used to run an internet radio show in the early 2000’s. Since then he’s gotten his law degree specializing in entertainment law. Us entertainers run into some weird questions, and it’s better to get that stuff hammered out BEFORE it becomes an issue. Q's Website ABOUT THE SHOW He’s wanting to get back into producing audio content, and since he stopped the landscape has changed dramatically. We sit down to talk about what it was like in the good old days, the importance of defining your voice, how to think about creative endeavors, and a lot more that goes into making a podcast. I pull the curtain back on my creative process and how I go about actually making the show work. What microphone I use, what programs, how I get the show from my computer and into whatever device you’re listening on now. There’s a lot in this show, that’s why it’s nearly 2 hours long. If you’re interested in the c

  • ALWD 041: The Prince  The Magician

    ALWD 041: The Prince & The Magician

    24/04/2016 Duration: 07min

    ABOUT THE SHOW This week is a quick listen, but there's a lot packed in there. Jonathan shares the parable of the Prince & the Magician from the novel The Magus by John Fowles. We're all magicians of our own lives, creating meaning where there may be none. As you listen to the story that covers 2 pages, think about your own life and how you've found beauty in the real and the unreal. It's a little out there, but enjoy the strange perspective on how we grow. CONNECT Facebook Instagram Twitter Snapchat Visit the site.

  • ALWD 040: National TV Appearance (Vegas Baby! Vegas!)

    ALWD 040: National TV Appearance (Vegas Baby! Vegas!)

    17/04/2016 Duration: 22min

    ABOUT THE SHOW Last week host Jonathan Pritchard shared the story of getting booed by 2,000 people in the 45 minute cringe-worthy story of his biggest professional failure. This week, he shares the story of his biggest professional success; nailing his performance on his first national TV appearance for 2 Million viewers. PS: This just happened last week! He's still under contractual obligation to not discuss some details, but he does what he can to share the lessons he learned from working with true professionals, and a fantastic team behind him. If you work with a team, wonder how tv shows get made, or what it means that it takes 10 years to make an overnight success, then this is one you'll want to listen to. Visit the site

  • ALWD 039: The Glorious Gift of Massive Failure

    ALWD 039: The Glorious Gift of Massive Failure

    10/04/2016 Duration: 47min

    ABOUT THE SHOW Why is failure a gift? Find out in this week’s episode of the show where Jonathan shares his favorite showbiz story that involves getting booed in front of 2,000 people (and his idol). Since then, he’s gone on to entertain the troops, be on America’s Got Talent, and more, but this story will always stay with him. There’s a lot to learn from failure, and the fear of failing shouldn’t keep you from reaching for success. Don't let a single event define who you are. Learn from the experience and do better next time (even if it's a complete and utter flop). If you like a little bit of schadenfreude in your life, you’re going to love this one. MENTIONED IN THE SHOW Banachek ALWD on. . . Facebook Instagram Snapchat Twitter Visit the site

  • ALWD 038: What is a Life of Freedom?

    ALWD 038: What is a Life of Freedom?

    04/04/2016 Duration: 13min

    In This Episode We cover the two types of freedom (positive & negative), what they mean, how they apply to your life, and the 4 stages of developing into a truly free individual. If you're not feeling in control, this is the episode that might change your life. Visit A Life Well Designed

  • ALWD 037: Negotiate Like a Boss

    ALWD 037: Negotiate Like a Boss

    27/03/2016 Duration: 28min

    ABOUT THE SHOW Negotiation is a powerful skill that remains intimidating to most people. After this episode, that won't be you! In a half hour you'll get insights on the right way to think about negotiating, tips & tricks from professionals, and one secret that you can put into practice TODAY that is responsible for one executive taking a company from $600 Million dollars to $4.4 BILLION. Plus, you'll get to find out how I was able to get a repossessed car back (which is basically a miracle!) when I was at rock bottom in my life several years ago. Since then, I used a process to get my life back on track, and that's what this whole project is all about: sharing that with you! This is a huge topic with a lot more to it than we can cover in a half hour, but the tips we touch on are massively powerful. Do yourself a favor and give it a listen. NOTE: I misspoke on a couple links in the episode. The proper addresses are included below. Don't listen to the addresses I say; they're wrong. These links are right!

  • ALWD 036: Power of Narrative with Jill Pollack

    ALWD 036: Power of Narrative with Jill Pollack

    20/03/2016 Duration: 01h11min

    ABOUT OUR GUEST Jill Pollack ​is the Chief Story Wrangler at StoryStudio Chicago, and she oversees writing training for more than 1,200 students each year. She is a presenter on the power of stories in our personal and professional lives and was again included in the Newcity Lit Top 50 list of literary leaders in Chicago. Since founding the studio in 2003, Jill has focused her attention on developing new approaches to teaching storytelling, and providing a wide variety of experiences in writing and publishing for StoryStudio writers. In 2009 she created the Words for Work business writing program. Connect with her on the website or on Twitter. ABOUT THE SHOW We chat about the power of personal narrative, the power of chaos, being your own boss, corporate speak, books play with your assumptions of how to read books, and a lot more. It's a great conversation for anyone interested in telling a better story (to themselves & others). MENTIONED IN THE SHOW House of Blue LeavesThe Rabbi's CatThe CorrectionsIf On

  • ALWD 035: Success Coach Mitch Matthews

    ALWD 035: Success Coach Mitch Matthews

    13/03/2016 Duration: 56min

    ABOUT OUR GUESTMitch Matthews is a high-octane speaker, success coach, and author of “Ignite.” He has worked with organizations like NASA, Disney, Principle Financial Group, and he speaks at college across the country. He has his own podcast “DREAM. THINK. DO.” so go check that out, too! Learn more about Mitch on his website. ABOUT THE SHOWIn this episode we chat about making big things happen, the importance of learning from others, the intellectual immune system (and how it derails success), signs & portents, complementary dreams, and how to get your dream job. Lots of great stuff. CONTESTWe’ll be giving away a physical copy of Mitch’s book “Ignite” on our Facebook page, so like us there to find out how you can win! THE SITEVisit ALifeWellDesigned.com to get the best information on building successful relationships & businesses, and awesome life in general. Sign up for our email list to get great content delivered straight to your inbox so you don’t miss a thing. (We promise we won’t spam you; only

  • ALWD 034: When Lightning Strikes with Jimmy Hickey

    ALWD 034: When Lightning Strikes with Jimmy Hickey

    06/03/2016 Duration: 01h12min

    ABOUT OUR GUEST Jimmy Hickey is the creator and co-owner of Findlay Hats. He's a former professional paintballer, current photographer, and all-around awesome dude. He works out of his garage, which doesn't prevent him from hitting the big time. ABOUT THE EPISODE While on vacation Jimmy sees one of his hats on a guy walking down the street in Rome. He gets a picture with the guy, and then lightning strikes: his post about the encounter hits the front page of Reddit (a community of millions of people). What follows is the busiest week he's ever seen, so in our conversation he walks us through what that's like, how he got started, the power of community, and a lot more. If you're thinking of starting your own business, or wondering how the power of social media can make or break your project, give this a listen. Plus, Jimmy surprised A Life Well Designed with a discount code just for our listeners (that's you!) so stick around to the end for a code worth 15% off your order! MENTIONED IN THE SHOW FindlayHats.com

  • ALWD 033: Sex  Relationships with Dr Liz Powell

    ALWD 033: Sex & Relationships with Dr Liz Powell

    28/02/2016 Duration: 01h12min

    ABOUT OUR GUESTLiz Powell is a psychologist, (licensed in Arizona and California), who likes to take a caring yet upfront approach to therapy and coaching. Her passion lies with treating underserved populations and works, in particular, with the LGBTQ, Kink/BDSM, and Polyamory/Open Relationship/Swinger population. http://sexpositivepsych.com/ ABOUT THE SHOW We talk about sex, relationships, polyamory, communication skills, and a whole lot more. If you're uncomfortable with adult themes and language please don't listen to this episode (though, you might get the most out of it). MENTIONED IN THE SHOW More than Two The Guide to Getting It On Sex At Dawn What Do Women Want Mating in Captivity Visit A Life Well Designed

  • ALWD 032: The Value of Hustle with Ricky Hirsch

    ALWD 032: The Value of Hustle with Ricky Hirsch

    21/02/2016 Duration: 46min

    ABOUT OUR GUEST  Ricky Hirsch is a Chicago-based entrepreneur who knows the value of hustle. As founder and CEO of Think Jerky, he launched the most successful food-based Kickstarter of all time, collaborates with some of the top chefs in the world (Gale Gand, Laurent Gras, & Matt Troost) to create jerky that looks nothing like your dad's truck stop snack, and is willing to talk to anyone. Think Jerky has been profiled on numerous outlets, and for good reason; Ricky is driven to be the best, and it shows. Connect with him Facebook, Instagram, and see what all the buzz is about at ThinkJerky.com (and use promo code "Think" to save 10%!) ABOUT THE SHOW Ricky gives us a behind-the-scenes view of what it takes to be the best at what you do, how to get connected to the top players in your field, and some of the potential drawbacks people might face as they consider moving into an entrepreneur role. The connection was a little spotty at times, but it's worth sticking through it to see how his mind works; it's g

  • ALWD 031: Healthy Boundaries

    ALWD 031: Healthy Boundaries

    14/02/2016 Duration: 15min

    ABOUT THE EPISODE This one was prompted by a question from one of my coaching clients who asked how to create space in her life for the things she knows is important, instead of always putting other people first. Figured this might be helpful for lots of other people, too! Visit the Site

  • ALWD 030: How to be More Attractive

    ALWD 030: How to be More Attractive

    08/02/2016 Duration: 10min

    About the Episode So you didn’t win the genetic lottery. Welcome to the club. This episode shares some simple techniques you can use to appear to be more attractive than you might believe possible. Mentioned in the Episode 36 questions to ask to fall in love Connect Visit A Life Well Designed

  • ALWD 029: Workplace Design with Keith Perske

    ALWD 029: Workplace Design with Keith Perske

    01/02/2016 Duration: 48min

    ABOUT OUR GUEST Keith Perske has spoken at TEDx, SXSW, Harvard University, and I’m honored to have him on the show. You’ll hear for yourself how passionate and smart he is about his work. ABOUT THE SHOW We talk about workplace design & employee experience management: what it is, why it’s more than architecture and office furniture, the biggest challenges to improving employee experience, and what to look for in a company to know whether or not management is keen on making the workplace somewhere that will be a positive experience. . . or not. If you, or someone you know, works in a space with other people, this is the episode for you. Full Show Notes

  • ALWD 028: Rebecca Niziol

    ALWD 028: Rebecca Niziol

    19/01/2016 Duration: 46min

    ABOUT OUR GUEST Rebecca is the co-founder of workwithsoul.com and is dedicated to helping women transition into being authentically who they are. She's a certified life coach, yoga & meditation teacher, retired dancer, writer, and connection catalyst. Connect with her on Facebook ABOUT THE EPISODE We talk about authenticity, how your inner reality dictates your outer reality, the importance of a physical practice, how to make connections, and a lot more. Full Shownotes

  • ALWD 027: Conversation with Heather Ditmars

    ALWD 027: Conversation with Heather Ditmars

    10/01/2016 Duration: 30min

    About Our Guest Heather a solo female traveler on an adventure around the world. She wasn't always living life on the move, and in this half hour chat, she explains the ins and outs of international travel, how to make it possible to go alone, and what it's all meant to her. Find Heather Online Instagram Facebook Website  Full Show Notes Here

  • ALWD 026: Making Resolutions That Stick

    ALWD 026: Making Resolutions That Stick

    03/01/2016 Duration: 14min

    You know the drill: it's January 1st and you resolve to be a better you. January 7th rolls around, and you've already failed miserably. In this episode we examine why you fail, and how you can fail forward when it comes to making new year's resolutions that stick! Full show notes here Get Connected Instagram Facebook Page Twitter Google+

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