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Sarah Grynberg was working as a breakfast radio producer, waking up at 4am, 5 days a week with a 2 and 4-year-old. Exhausted and stressed and struggling to balance it all, she felt she wasn’t able to keep up with the juggle. Sarah started to notice certain guests they had on the radio show and the messages they would share about leading a good life, or how they had overcome adversity to get to where they are now.
There is a quote, “the darkest hour is just before the dawn” – and Sarah believes this was very true in her life, that if she hadn’t been so exhausted and stressed, she may never have really noticed the messages these people were sharing, but the time was right and she knew something needed to change. So she did. Sarah started practicing what they preached and noticed the fog lift. Slowly, she felt more in control, less stressed, less exhausted.
New doors started opening – Sarah moved into her dream role at PodcastOne as a podcast producer – the role was everything she had hoped for, she was challenged, inspired, loved her team, and no more crazy breakfast radio hours! Sarah continued to meet and be exposed to so many wonderful people through her new job and continued to feel so inspired and grateful by the opportunity she had to be exposed to them and their messages. So much so, Sarah felt she had to share their important life lessons to others.
And so, her podcast A Life of Greatness was born. “I wanted A Life of Greatnessto be an inclusive series that would resonate with everyone, irrespective of their personal beliefs,” said host and producer Grynberg. “I believe everyone is capable of leading a great life. It is my hope the interviews in A Life of Greatness gives listeners the courage and motivation to make changes, big or small, to realise their true potential”.
“I started implementing some of the learnings from the people I was meeting through my work. I was meditating, I was practicing being mindful and had become a much more positive person overall”, explains Sarah.
“I felt so grateful and fortunate to have crossed paths with people who had enabled me to live a fuller, better life. ThroughA Life of Greatness, I want to help tell their stories and in doing so, hopefully enable others to learn what I have”.
“If only one person’s life can change from listening to this podcast, my heart is full, my job is done. I mean that from the bottom of my heart”, Grynberg said.
Over nine episodes, Sarah shares the unique and individual lives of New York Times bestselling author, neuroscientist and world leader in mindfulness, Dr Joe Dispenza, to comedian and entertainer Hamish Blake (who reveals a different, intimate side not often seen), and inspiring founding director of The Resilience Project, Hugh van Cuylenburg, to four-time New York Times bestselling author Gretchen Rubin, who has previously appeared on Oprah.
Sarah also speaks with author of Amazon bestseller, ‘The Five Side Effects of Kindness’, Dr DavidHamilton, who names Lady Gaga (and her mother) as some of his biggest fans. While author of ‘There Are No Goodbyes’, Elizabeth Robinson talked to Sarah about the “continued” life, after we die: “it’s about the simple, beautiful, meaningful moments that we have, that we share with those that we love – they’re the things that are the most remembered on the other side”, she reveals.
A Life of Greatness is a beautifully produced and special series that explores spirituality, the meaning of life, gratitude and how to achieve greatness and is available to download for free via Apple Podcasts and on the PodcastOne app and website (www.podcastone.com.au)