by: Yuri Elkaim

 

Happy Friday, Healthpreneurs! Welcome to episode 89 of the Healthpreneur Podcast! To finish off the week with a bang we’ve got Daniele Hargenrader, author and founder of Diabetes Dominator. Daniele took radical leaps to change her mindset and lifestyle with diabetes; something that she now empowers others to do as well.

Daniele is extremely active in the diabetes community. She offers coaching services, an informational blog, online training courses, free resources, an online community, a Diabetes Empowerment Summit, and is an international speaker. As a nutritionist, diabetes and health coach, and certified personal trainer, she walks her clients through the Six Pillars of Total Health, which includes the mind as well as body.

Today on the show, Daniele and I will discuss how she came on the scene and how she has grown her business into what it is today. We’ll chat about how she has kept herself accountable and on task, and why she believes mindfulness is a practice that must be cultivated for lasting success. This episode is a must-listen for any entrepreneur in the health space who wants actionable advice to make a lasting impact.

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In this episode Daniele and I discuss:

  • Going from victim to action.
  • Posting about products you haven’t created yet.
  • How spirituality ties into entrepreneurship.
  • Providing value to people before they even buy.
  • The advantages of collaborating with peers and being authentic.

 

4:00 – 11:30 – Daniele’s background, history with diabetes, turnaround, and transition

11:30 – 15:00 – Public accountability and accountability partners

15:00 – 22:00 – Mindfulness for entrepreneurial success, authenticity, and hustling for good

22:00 – 26:00 – The importance of a good accountant and the fear of “giving away” too much

26:00 – 29:00 – The magic of collaboration

29:00 – 36:00 – The Rapid Five

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What You Missed:

Our last episode featured Lori Kennedy, RHN, the founder of The Wellness Business Hub.

When Lori worked full-time as a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, she realized that she lacked the fundamental skills to start up and run a business – you know, the things they don’t teach you in school. After hard lessons learned and money spent on mentorship, growth, and knowledge, Lori has created a business that is changing the game for entrepreneurs in the health space who want to reclaim their time and take control of their business.

Lori and I will be discussing her frustrations with one-on-one coaching, how her offering evolved to include group coaching, and why she believes everything starts with good copywriting. She’ll also dive into her first sales funnel and process, which is very much like the one she uses today.

If you’re feeling burnt out by one-on-one coaching, need some tips to make more consistent income, or are looking for a way to transition into group coaching, this will be an extremely valuable episode for you.

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Transcription

It’s Friday again. Welcome! I love bringing you new and exciting people that are doing cool things in various realms of the health and fitness industry. Today we are speaking with Daniele Hargenrader, who is the founder of Diabetes Dominator. Talk about a great name, right?

She is a best-selling author, nutritionist, certified health coach, certified personal trainer, and international keynote speaker. She guides people to think, eat, and move intuitively to achieve a quality of health and life they previously thought was unattainable. She does this through her proven six pillars of total health system, which cultivates the practices and powers of self-love, choice, and community.

Daniele is an amazing person. She’s the best-selling author of “Unleash Your Inner Diabetes Dominator,” which was the number one book in three separate diabetes and health categories. She’s run several successful online summits in the diabetes space. She’ll talk about her journey’s highs and lows and her interesting upbringing that got her into this. It’s perhaps like our own struggles that got us into the health space.

She’ll talk about the secret sauce that’s allowed her to move forward and achieve great success from when she started to where she is now. She is going to talk about lots of cool stuff, as we always do, but there’s also a lot of power in what she does. She’s focused on diabetes, and this is a great example of someone who’s carved out their niche and has dominated that space.

Lots of great wisdom and insights in this interview. So, without any further ado, let’s welcome Daniele Hargenrader onto the podcast and let’s have some fun.

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Daniele, welcome to the Healthpreneur podcast, how are you?

Daniele:                               I’m doing very well, thank you. I appreciate you having me on.

Yuri:                      Yes, it’s a pleasure to have you here. I’m always excited to speak with awesome people in our space. You have carved out a nice space in the diabetic niche. Why did you get into diabetes specifically?

 

Daniele’s background, history with diabetes, turnaround, and transition

Daniele:                               I’m going to start from the beginning.

I was diagnosed with Type I Diabetes in 1991. Back then, nobody had internet and there was no Google. Unfortunately, information that was given out back then was very bleak.

My parents were told, “Okay, your daughter has Type I Diabetes. Here’s your insulin. Here’s your glucometer, and good luck.” It was grim; there was lots of talk about complications and all these other things, but what wasn’t said was the truth. For me, that was where I began.

I was lucky to have a wonderful, loving family unit. It was just me, my mom, and my dad. They were very grounded and easygoing people, so whatever challenges came up were always met with, “We’re going to figure this out.”

I had that great support system. But what happened three years later was sudden and shocking: My father passed away the day after my twelfth birthday. It happened within about a week. He had a heart attack, went into the hospital to have a quadruple bypass surgery, and never made it out of the surgery.

Yuri:                      Wow.

Daniele:                               So to say that shook up our entire family would be an understatement. What that led to for me at twelve years old, hitting puberty, and diagnosed with Type I Diabetes, was a very serious clinical depression and binge eating addiction. I was over 200 pounds by the time I was thirteen. I spent the entirety of my teenage life, until I was almost 20, obese, hopeless, helpless, depressed, and just in a very bad place – and blaming diabetes for all of it.

That’s where the turnaround started. When I looked in the mirror at about 19 years old and saw the person looking back at me, I knew that person was not who I was. One thing I did know about myself, and I say this not in a bragging way, was that I knew I was smart.

I am grateful every day to my father for that. In first grade, with my first report card, he gave me five dollars for every A that I got, and nothing else for anything else. So, from six years old, I equated being smart with being lucrative.

I decided to learn my way out of this, and I went to school and I got my degree in nutrition science. I became a certified personal trainer. I did these things completely out of my comfort zone. None of this was natural to me, but I did it because I knew that was the way I was going to get well.

Through that journey, which I’m very much cutting short, I realized that through getting myself well – what I call going from obese to athlete, going from extremely unhappy and hopeless to happy every day, grateful to be alive, and just constantly living in a state of gratitude – I knew I could figure it out. What I figured out was that diabetes wasn’t to blame.

It was the choices I was making around my diabetes management, with what I had available to me. I was making poor choices, so I created many systems because I’m a scientific person. I like to be able to repeat things repeatedly.

So, throughout my journey, I realized that I had created systems that could help other people. It was impossible to ignore the internal draw to share what I learned with the rest of the diabetes community. I wanted to shorten other people’s time in that suffering range from what I had experienced.

Yuri:                      That’s awesome. That’s why I love speaking to people like you. For the most part, it’s from our own health challenges that we want to help others, and it’s always coming from such a genuine place, which is awesome.

So, you had this experience. You had this drive to help others. How did you start? What did you start doing to get in front of the right people and start serving them?

Daniele:                               That’s a great question. I always tell people that health entrepreneurialism is incredible and fulfilling, but you must be driven and know that it’s going to take time to build your authenticity and be your true self. You must figure that out on the journey, because you’re not used to being in front of people and being vulnerable.

I went to personal training school, which is a five hundred hour in-person course in the gym. I learned anatomy and physiology, so when I finished that course, I became a personal trainer. I was not a personal trainer before that. I always tell people that before I went into this personal training school, I couldn’t do one single push up.

I want to tell people to go outside their comfort zone, because when I came out 6 months later, I could do so many more. It’s just a very quick turnaround with that.

I started personal training, then realizing I already had the nutrition degree, I started putting them together. Obviously, when people come to you for physical fitness things or challenges that they’re trying to overcome, you can’t not address the nutritional side.

I began using my nutrition degree with my personal training clients. My husband is my business and life partner, and I couldn’t ask for anyone better to be on my team. We do a lot of business training.

We believe heavily in coaching, because you need to learn from people who are already where you would like to be. In 2013, we went to a seminar called Experts Academy, put on by Brendon Burhcard. After that, we made the very difficult but concentrated decision to no longer do any in-person consulting, and we switched all the business that we did online.

I was already doing some online coaching, but it took a business model turnaround to only doing things online. Then, what I did was – and this is truly the thing that helped me the most – I began interviewing people on YouTube using Google hangouts. It was all free.

I would interview people who were in the diabetes space and thriving, whatever that means to you, living happy and healthy. I wanted to interview as many people as I could, because my goal was to find the patterns. I like to pull patterns out of things.

What’s the difference between these people from all ages, races, backgrounds, and types of diabetes? What’s the difference between the people who are living happy and healthy, and the people who are struggling?

I’ve interviewed over 100 people, but in that time, I could build authentic, meaningful relationships with the people that were in the community I wanted to serve. That was the biggest way I got myself in front of the people that I needed to be in front of. I built authentic relationships with the people who were already in that space.

Yuri:                      That’s awesome. And you built tremendous amounts of value for the viewers watching the videos as well.

So, you started to get some momentum online, and as you said, it takes a while to build a sustainable business. What were some of the initial challenges that you faced, whether they were physical or internal; just from a mindset perspective, perhaps?

Daniele:                               You’re hitting on a lot of things that are important to me and I don’t get asked these things very often.

Yuri:                      That’s why I do what I do.

 

Public accountability and accountability partners

Daniele:                               This is great. I think everybody who does coaching of any sort understands that, unless you have a continuity program, which we’ve moved out of, you’re trading your hours for dollars. Sometimes, you don’t have anybody in the very beginning because you’re just starting out.

So, it’s the insecurity mindset of, “Okay am I going to make this work financially? Am I going to be able to keep myself driven in that direction?” People that do it understand that there are no bosses breathing down your neck, and you must set your own deadlines. I became good at setting my own deadlines by involving my audience. I would say things on social media, or announcing things on social media, that I hadn’t even created yet, but knew I was going to.

 Yuri:                      Super smart.

Daniele:                               Had I not put that time limit on myself, it would not have happened in the frame that I would’ve like it to. That was a challenge: keeping myself on task and being able to utilize the people who were depending on me, no matter how small it was in the beginning.

You know, it doesn’t matter. If there are five people waiting for you to put out an eBook, well then you better put that eBook out. You must get yourself some task.

I thought, “Can I keep doing this at home by myself?” And I don’t stay by myself. My husband works for the Department of Defense. He’s in internet information security, so he’s my tech guy of the best type, but he’s here. And he’s a project manager by profession, so it is helpful to have a husband who is a project manager as well.

But if you don’t have one, get yourself someone. Find someone or one of your friends that can check in on you once a week and ask you if you’ve completed a task. It’s very self-driven, and I think you must not just accept it, but embrace it. Love it.

Don’t get mad at the fact that you’re by yourself. This is a choice. A lot of people who are in this space that I talk to struggle with this.

Yuri:                      That’s such a good insight. For everyone listening, that whole notion of public accountability is awesome. If you have something that you want to release, post it on Facebook and people will hold you accountable to that. If you’ve publicly declared what you are going to do and you don’t fulfill that, then you’re incongruent with your word.

That’s a good piece of advice.

When you’re thinking, “Can I make this happen,” what were the action you took to get through those challenging times that made a difference in moving your business forward?

 

Mindfulness for entrepreneurial success, authenticity, and hustling for good

 Daniele:                               I have to be honest and say that I’m a very spiritual person. It’s funny even when I say it now, because I spent many years of my life being an atheist. For me, spiritual practices – you don’t have to call them that, but they are to me because I choose for them to be that – are things like daily journaling. You could do a gratitude journal and start by writing three things you’re grateful for and why. For me it just became a brain dump; every morning I wake up and write three pages in my journal.

I think the biggest hindrance that people have to that is that they think they have to do it a certain way for it to be “right” or “meaningful.” But sometimes it’s just, “I love my cats. I’m going to Zumba in an hour. I have to go to the supermarket.”

Sometimes it turns into something else and sometimes it doesn’t, but just the act of getting those thoughts outside of my head and on to a piece of paper opens a lot of space for me to think about the business things that I want to do. Otherwise, all those things are rattling around up there.

That has been one of the most helpful things for me in business; keeping my mind well. Mindfulness is a word we talk about, it’s a thing that people know about, but I try to always say to people that it’s a practice. Just like exercising. Just like brushing your teeth.

You should figure out whether that’s meditation for you, whether that’s journaling for you, whether that’s yoga, or whether that’s just going out into the woods or outside barefoot and grounding. You know, feeling the energy of the earth.

You don’t think of these things immediately as business advantages, ways to get better in your business relationships, or whatever you’re trying to do with your entrepreneurial life, but to me they are crucial. That’s how I stayed on track.

Yuri:                      That’s awesome. A common thread that we’ve seen with a lot of the people that we’ve had on the show so far, is this element of spirituality or mindfulness. I would say almost everyone has a practice, whether it’s meditation, journaling, or something. I think that’s unique to the health space.

Obviously, there are a lot of entrepreneurs outside of health who are into this as well, but I think because we’re so aware of this stuff, and we preach this to our audience, it’s a lot easier for us to live this. That’s awesome advice.

Daniele:                               You have to lead by example. It’s the only you’re going to be authentic, I think.

You can’t say one thing and be doing something else. It doesn’t work.

Yuri:                      So, what’s your take on hustle?

Daniele:               Hustle? I think you’ve got to have it. I was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and not in the outskirts or the suburbs. In the city. So, I’ve lived in some rough neighborhoods, I’ve lived in some great neighborhoods, and the whole point is that no matter where I was, I was always hustling.

When I was nineteen and in college, I was a bartender. I was helping my other friend with her bus. I think that the mindset of hustle is just always trying to add value somewhere. When I was nineteen, I wasn’t focused on it being for the greater good. I was worried about it being for me. But now, I think if you’re hustling and you’re focusing on coming from a place of love, and that hustle benefiting a whole bunch of other people, it’s almost impossible not to hustle when you’re an entrepreneur.

This is just my opinion, but if you’re in that mindset and saying, “I need to give my gifts to the world in a way that’s going to benefit a whole bunch of people who may need this information,” you have to hustle. I don’t know if you can chill and relax and be an effective entrepreneur, at least in the beginning.

You can build up your business to a point where you have a whole team, which is where we’re headed now. Then you can start chilling more, but you still got to be hustling even when you’re chilling, I think.

Yuri:                      It’s tough for us entrepreneurs to chill.

We say, “Oh my god. I’ve got this idea. I want to do this,” and it’s been half an hour on the beach and we want to make it happen.

Do you think that taking more action is better than the quality of action, or do you think they lend themselves to each other?

Daniele:                               Well, no. Always quality over quantity. I say that for everything. Even when I was a personal trainer, I was telling people about exercise form. I would rather see someone do two fantastic push-ups than ten crappy ones where your hips are dipping down. I’d much rather the quality over the quantity.

That’s why it can get even more challenging when your life partner is your business partner. You’re both as passionate as the other one about making these things happen.

We’ve implemented a strategy that works very well, which is scheduling R&R every 90 days, just like we schedule our online summits or group coaching. Our R&R, our rest and relaxation time, is as crucial to our ability to be productive, valuable, and ourselves as anything else. That could be driving about an hour up to the mountains for a weekend or just going to the beach.

We’re lucky. In Philadelphia, you can drive an hour or two either way to go to the beach or the mountains. Or, we just stay in the house and force ourselves to chill. We rent a couple movies that we haven’t seen and don’t talk about business. We’ll catch each other. One of us will start saying something and the other will say, “Nope. Write it down. We’ll talk about it on Monday.” And we will.

I think it’s incredibly important to give yourself the R&R you need, so that you can be a valuable service instead of a harried or crazed one.

Yuri:                      I’m sure you’ve experienced that a lot of the breakthroughs come in those periods of chill.

Daniele:                               Oh yes.

Yuri:                      It’s not when you’re doing stuff. I remember one of the biggest breakthroughs I had in the last two years. I was sitting in an outdoor spa near a mountain close to Toronto. I was sitting in this hot pool and there it was! I just got the answer.

You can’t get that when you’re in the trenches.

Daniele:                               I totally agree. A lot of times when I’m sleeping on my R&R, I don’t want to do, but I’ll wake up, grab my phone, hit the voice record, and say something. It comes out like garbble in morning. But it does happen. I’ll pick out a few words and remember what it was.

 

The importance of a good accountant and the fear of “giving away” too much

Yuri:                      What’s a lesson that you had to learn the hard way? How can you help others avoid that mistake?

Daniele:                               Finding a competent accountant. If you are going to have a business that earns money, you need to have an accountant unless you are an accountant by trade. But I still don’t recommend that you do your own accounting. If that’s not your business, it’s going to take a lot of time away from it.

We tried recommendations from friends, but the reality is that we went through three accountants who were not what we needed and gave us advice that wasn’t so great. We ended up having to fix some things. Luckily, because we were new and this was a first-time thing, we could file certain papers.

My point is, do your research. Find an accountant recommendation from somebody who is far above where you want to be, and preferably in a similar business background. Just because somebody does accounting for certain types of businesses, they might not know the intricacies of health and wellness versus general contracting.

Do your research and interview them. Be sure you like their vibe and what they’re saying. I’d say that was probably the hardest lesson that we had to learn the hard way.

Yuri:                      That’s big. Initially, it’s not something you think of. I remember when I started my business as a sole proprietor, my accountant was the former partner of one of my clients. He was a former CRE, which is like the IRS in Canada. He ran an operation out of basement for cash.

The thing I realized after working with him for two years was that he had a risk averse employee type of mentality. He didn’t understand the intricacies of entrepreneurship and running a business, and the fact that I don’t intend on having less money when I’m 60 than I do now.

That was a huge shift, and I completely agree. You get to a point where you’re making money, but it’s not how much money you make, it’s how much money you keep. Having the right accountant can help that.

That’s good advice.

Daniele:                               If they’re not entrepreneurially focused and they don’t work with entrepreneurs, the likelihood of them guiding you in the direction that will best serve you and your business is unlikely. So, it’s on you. Unfortunately, we learned the hard way, but I hope that by listening to this, somebody doesn’t have to.

Yuri:                      Hopefully. That’s why we have this.

So, you started back in the day with the Google hangouts that you were putting up on YouTube, highlighting other people with diabetes and how they overcame it and succeeded with it. Other than the video stuff, what’s one marketing strategy that’s worked well for you that our listeners might be able to benefit from?

Daniele:                               I would say marketing strategy. Giving away highly valuable stuff for free. I know that’s 101, but I think that one of the biggest things that entrepreneurs get really scared about is giving away too much.

I don’t think that that’s possible. I mean, I guess it could be. But giving away things where people can immediately take action, so much so that even if they took action on just one of the things, they will notice a gigantic difference in their life. That could be an eBook or portion of an online course.

I created a six week online course, and sometimes, depending on certain giveaways we’ll promote, we’ve splintered that off into a smaller foundation course. It goes over a high-level overview, and it’s three hours’ worth of teaching and videos. Giving that away for free leads people into thinking what the rest of the course is about.

If they got so much from the first three videos, they can’t even imagine what they’re going to get from the rest of the course. So, it’s giving away more than you think you should.

Another thing that has been hugely helpful for me is collaboration. I’m a diabetes coach, meaning I do one-on-one coaching, group coaching, and have a system. Most of the people that I work with are also successful diabetes coaches. We do things together without the fear of taking each other’s clients or whatever that mentality is.

The magic of collaboration

The reality is that there are – I don’t even know the percentage – a million times more people with diabetes who need help from qualified, passionate experts than there are qualified, passionate experts. So, when you collaborate with other people who are doing that, you’re increasing visibility. Working with people who are doing the same thing as you are, doing it well, and doing it from the same place, that kind of collaboration creates magic.

I’ve found some of my best friends who, when I first started out, I would see their websites and think, “Oh man, I’ll never be able to get as good as so-and-so,” and now they’re one of my best friends and we do things together all the time.

The things you feel you need to keep real close to your vest because you’re afraid somebody’s going to steal it from you, living in that mindset, when it comes to business, is detrimental to business growth.

You must be willing to open up and be vulnerable. In the last 8-10 years, I’ve had two negative experiences where I’ve shared something with somebody and they went off with it. The thing is, I don’t care. I don’t say that in a flippant way. Some of these ideas were things that I wanted to be out in the world to help the community, and this person went ahead and brought it out to the world.

My name’s not on it, but it’s helping the world. That’s how I reconcile that. It’s there and it’s what I wanted. I told the universe I wanted this to be out there, and someone else took action on it and now it’s out there. That’s how I am, and I think that collaboration is key. Don’t be afraid of hanging out with other people who are doing the same thing as you.

Yuri:                      It’s very wise. I tell people all the time, the best way to build your online business is to spend more time offline. It’s connecting with people, because those relationships are invaluable. It’s one thing if you have an offline practice, a physical location people can walk by. But online, people aren’t walking by your website. It can be a lonely place unless you have the right people to support you. That’s really good advice.

 

The Rapid Five

Daniele, this has been awesome. Are you ready for the Rapid Five?

Daniele:                               Yes. I’m very excited about it. Let’s do it.

Yuri:                      So, you’ve got no idea what these questions are. Our listeners probably do if they’ve been listening for a couple episodes. Whatever comes top of mind is probably the right answer. Number one, what is your biggest weakness?

Daniele:                               My biggest weakness is probably self-doubt. Honestly, I think I’m just like everyone else. I believe in my ability to figure anything out, but at the end of the day when I’m learning something new, I sometimes say, “Oh my goodness, I don’t know if I can do this.”

And I’m probably one of the most, I don’t want this to come off wrong, but masculine females. I’m very black and white. I’m very decisive. I’m very much, “Let’s get this done and let’s not cry about it.” I’ve realized through my entrepreneurial journey that sometimes you should just cry about it.

So sometimes I’ll journal and I’ll cry, boo hoo, then I’ll say, “Okay, just get back on task.” Self-doubt. It’s very short lived, but it never goes away.

Yuri:                      I don’t think anyone can relate to that. Number two, what is your biggest strength?

Daniele:                               My biggest strength is love. That’s the first thing that popped into my head, and that’s probably the truest truth that I have. I believe that I am love. And I know that might sound very woo woo and spiritual, but I do believe that I am here on this earth to spread love, whatever that means and whether it’s in the diabetes community or not. And not just love, but self-love.

We’re always talking about how the world needs more love, and it does. As much as it can get. And we’re saying we need to do this and we need to do that, and we do, but we starts with me, and we can’t control what anybody else is going to do.

The only things in this world that we can control are our own choices, so I choose to have a picture above my bed that says love, so the first thing I see in the morning is love. I wake up and I think love, because it’s the first thing I see.

I don’t care who you are, who you meet me with, or what attitude you meet me with. I’ll meet you with love. Even if you’re negative, I’ll meet you with love and then I’ll walk away. I lived in an angry and hateful state for most my teenage life and into my young twenties, and I can’t do that any longer. I am love. That is my biggest strength.

Yuri:                      That’s awesome. That’s not something that’s very easy to do, and there are a lot of people that live their whole lives in a state of anger, resentment, and hate. We need more people like you who have that ability, because it’s needed.

Daniele:                               I’m trying. I’m trying to make a love army. An army of love, not for war.

Yuri:                      Totally. Alright, number three. What’s one skill you’ve become dangerously good at to grow your business?

Daniele:                               Authentic networking. You could put me in front of any person – a janitor, or a CEO – it doesn’t matter. We will connect. I don’t do well talking about the weather or what color shoes you’re wearing. I pretty much meet people and get right into what they love or  what makes them passionate.

I’m dangerously good at making people feel comfortable, loved, and safe, so they’re willing to open up and share their own truth, whatever that may be.

Oftentimes, I’ll talk to new people that I’ve never spoken to before and they’ll say to me after five minutes, “I haven’t told anybody that before. I don’t know why I’m even saying this to you right now.” I’ll respond, “I do. It’s okay.”

Yuri:                      That’s awesome. That’s good though, because it’s completely needed. We live in a world that is so superficial right now. The sole surface. We’ve got all these friends on Facebook who we don’t even know, and we’re more concerned about how many likes a post got as opposed to going deeper with someone who’s right in front of us.

Daniele:                               Totally.

Yuri:                      That’s great. Number four. Well, you’ve already answered this. I was going to ask what you do first thing in the morning. Yours is journaling, right?

Daniele:                               Journaling, yeah. I also have a habit, and it’s because of the love, where I say whenever I open my eyes, “Thank you for this day.” At this point, it’s not a thought process. It just happens.

Of course, that was the practice, but being grateful the second I wake up literally changes my physiology. It changes my cellular functionality. It changes the way my brain waves are. It changes everything. The other thing is – and this is something that I’m known for in my space – I’m obsessive about hydration.

I always have a stainless steel water bottle by the side of my bed, so the first thing I do when I wake up is chug as much water as I comfortably can, which is usually about sixteen ounces. That’s how I start my day. I think water is the answer to so many health problems that people have, and they don’t realize the simplicity of what drinking enough water can fix. That’s the other thing that I do.

Yuri:                      But I don’t like the taste of water. Can’t I have, like, Coke or something?

Daniele:                               I’m a tough love person. I’d say, “Okay, you don’t like the taste of water. I get it. Throw some orange slices in there. Crush up some strawberries and put it in there. I don’t care what you do, put any fruit you want in there. Mint, cucumber. There’s no limit to the healthy things you can put in water to alter the taste. Or just hold your nose and chug it and know that you’re doing something really wonderful for yourself, and you deserve it.”

That’s also where people get hung up. They don’t want to do that thing because they don’t feel like they deserve it. It’s like, “Look, you deserve the water. Stop pretending you don’t like the taste of it. I’m sorry, but it doesn’t taste like anything. So…”

Yuri:                      Right. Exactly. Finally, complete the sentence. I know I’m being successful when…

Daniele:                               When I feel joyful and fulfilled. When I think about what I’ve done and I can say, “This is bringing me joy.” I feel fulfilled, and I feel like other people feel the same way.

Yuri:                      Very nice. There you go guys. Daniele Hargenrader on the show. Daniele, thank you so much for joining us. What is the best place for people to stay in touch with your or follow your work online?

Daniele:                               They can come over to diabetesdominator.com. That is my hub. You can find all my social media there. I have lots of free resources to download. Ebooks, meal plans, and all kinds of things like that.

Yuri:                      That’s a good URL. Very nice. Daniele, thank you so much. It’s been a great conversation. I know our listeners will get a lot of value out of this. Thank you for continuing to spread the love and for being you. I know it’s making a huge difference in a lot of people’s lives.

Daniele:                               Thanks so much. I appreciate it, and thank you for doing what you do and spreading the knowledge and love yourself.

Yuri:                      Thank you.

Daniele:                               We need it.

 

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Yuri’s take

I hope you thoroughly enjoyed that interview. It was a lot of fun speaking with Daniele and seeing how loving and compassionate she is. She’s open to connecting with people in a way that is not fluff, right? It’s not surface. It’s deep.

It’s cool to connect with people like Daniele because I believe it is needed in our world, which is, sadly, very superficial nowadays. We’re more focused on how many likes we have on Facebook than what the person in front of us is saying as we’re having dinner.

I’m always amazed when people go for dinner with their kids and the parents have the iPads ready to deploy so the kids can behave or become hypnotized at dinner so they don’t do crazy stuff. That’s just terrible. It’s such a poor way of parenting. I can’t say that I’m not judging, because I am judging by saying that, but if you’re a parent who has iPads given to their kids at dinner, I don’t know.

Anyways, that’s all for this episode. To be very honest with you, I’m way off-topic and off on tangents, but nonetheless, I hope you got some value out of this interview. Once again, it’s been a pleasure bringing this to you.

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With that said, I want to wish you a happy weekend. Today is my mom’s birthday, so Happy Birthday, mom! I love you very much. Thank you for all the support over the years. I guess we’re going to be celebrating tonight and this weekend, and I hope you guys have an amazing time this weekend. I’ll see you on Monday for a solo round. Continue to go out there and be great, do great, and I’ll talk to you then.

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