MW079 — Clinical Psychologist and Media Expert, Dr. Richard Shuster: Making Change Now

Is there a part of your life that leaves you uninspired, exhausted, or craving more? Whether it’s your career, relationship, or even your reflection – NOW’s the time for change. Not because you’re facing a life-altering experience (we sincerely hope you’re not), but because nows the best time — more than ever — to reflect on what really matters most to you.

Dr. Richard Shuster’s a licensed clinical psychologist and sought-after media expert who’s the host of The Daily Helping, a podcast whose guests educate and inspire listeners through their stories, expertise, and passion for helping make a difference in the lives of others. The podcast is regularly downloaded in over 35 countries and has been featured along with Richard’s clinical expertise on the Huffington Post,,, Readers Digest, and more. Richard’s mission is to help people become the best version of themselves, and as a consequence, make the world a better place. When he’s not working on the podcast, Richard conducts forensic and neuropsychological assessments for children and adults.

A life filled with deeper connections and authenticity is out there; listen in on how to start your journey!   

Key takeaways:

Surviving the in-between. Career advancement, money, toys – for many, these are motivators to get out of bed in the morning and continue working at a job that they loathe; but it can be a self-destructing, grey area. How do you survive this phase and how do get out of it? Start here…[10:17]

Walking the unknown. You know there’s something out there for you, your purpose, and your calling — but what? With so many choices and possibilities out there, taking a step forward can feel a little nerve-wracking. Gain just an ounce of confidence by asking yourself this ONE question…[15:27].

Connecting unplugged. Years ago there was talk of an amazing age of technology and automation that was upon us — which would bring less work and more time to spend with our family and friends. How times have changed! Defy all odds in this on-the-go world and create the life you crave by trying these THREE tips…[25:03].

Tune in and turn the volume up for a dose of inspiration and life lessons. That’s how we Live Lead and Play! 

Meet the host, Luke Iorio
All you really need to know is this: Luke Iorio is a dad, a spouse, an entrepreneur, a conscious growth strategist, coach, blogger, podcaster, a wide-angled observer, and enthusiastic participant in the game of life who seeks to ask and answer, “What’s truly possible?”
So where does that all come from? Well, for that we need to answer this: How does a shy kid from the suburbs of New Jersey grow up to become a conscious strategist, sought-after coach and speaker, and disrupter of life’s “good enough” status quo?
In a nutshell, Luke intentionally pushed through some of his most palpable moments, or what he calls inflection points. These moments included standing on stage, gripping a microphone, and getting totally out of his comfort zone. This repeated intention to “choose different” has catapulted Luke toward stellar success.
So, what happens AFTER you choose…when you start to take meaningful action? That’s when an inflection point becomes an open road — a pathway to living your intended purpose.
Luke’s path looks something like this…he became President of The Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching at age 32, and has since graduated more than 11,000 coaches, leaders, athletes, and professionals across 44 countries, all of whom share his vision and desire for expanding our human potential and creating lasting, conscious change.
You could say Luke’s manifesto reads something like an everyday philosopher and spirited entrepreneur having been inspired early on by the likes of Napoleon Hill and Og Mandino. Nowadays, his intrinsic curiosity and wisdom is paying off as a media personality quoted on The Huffington Post, Fox Business, and Next Avenue, and most recently taking to the airwaves to entertain life’s pivotal questions with the help of celebrated thought leaders, mentors, and everyday unsung heroes.

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