Doug is the host of the Adversity Advantage Podcast where he interviews people from all walks of life on how they have turned their trials into triumphs and the exact tips, methods and tactics they used.





Daniel Pink On The Power Of Regret: Make Peace with Your Past & Overcome Failure

      Today’s guest is Daniel Pink. Daniel is the author of five New York Times Best sellers, including his latest, “The Power of Regret: How Looking Backward Moves


Jenna Willis On Why She Ditched Acting For Fitness & How To Survive a Breakup

      Today’s guest is my good friend, Jenna Willis, and Jenna and I met several years ago working out together at Gabby Reece’s house. She’s also a colleague


Wade Lightheart On How To Transform Your Trauma & 3 Spiritual Principles To Live By

    Today’s guest is health and nutrition expert. Wade Lightheart. Wade is also the co-founder and president of Bioptimizers, a digestive and health optimization company, and also serves as


Dr. Anna Lembke On How To Control Impulsive Behavior & Manage Dopamine Effectively

    Today’s guest is one of the world’s leading experts in the neuroscience of addiction and recovery, and has been one of the most popular guests on the podcast.


Colin O’Brady on Overcoming Limiting Beliefs to Become UNSTOPPABLE

        Today’s guest is Colin O Brady. Colin is a ten-time world record breaking explorer, speaker, entrepreneur, and expert on mindset. His feats include the world’s first


A Teen’s Perspective On Dealing With Major Depression, Severe Anxiety & Low Self Esteem w/ Sadie Sutton

Today’s guest is Sadie Sutton. Sadie is a 19 year old college sophomore from the Bay area and after receiving a year and a half of intensive treatment for severe depression and anxiety, she was inspired to share her story with fellow teens going through their own personal growth.

She started a podcast back in 2019 and has accumulated over 105 episodes reaching over 75,000 listeners. Sadie conducts impactful and inspirational interviews with subject matter experts, fellow teenagers, and social media personalities to break down the stigma surrounding mental health and inspire teens to create their life worth living. Sadie is a psychology major at the University of Pennsylvania and hopes to pursue a career in clinical psychology to further her impact in the mental health field.


Brian Kelly (The Points Guy) On Budget Travel Tips, Maximizing Credit Card Rewards & Minimizing Airport Nightmares

Today’s guest is Brian Kelly. Brian is the founder of The Points Guy, the leading voice when it comes to loyalty programs, credit cards, and travel. Brian launched The Points Guy in 2010 during his time as a Wall Street road warrior, where he developed his keen sense from maximizing travel experiences while minimizing spending. Since then, Brian has grown the company into a powerhouse travel and lifestyle media platform with a team of distinguished editors and freelancers that spans the globe. And I cannot think of a better time to have this conversation with everything going on in the travel world.

We talk about the credit card perks most people don’t know about, how to earn points from using your card, the best card type to use in what situation or purchase, how to maximize rewards and discounts with the points earned, and so much more!


Steve Magness On The Shocking SCIENCE Of Mental TOUGHNESS & How to Become More CONFIDENT

Today’s guest is Steve Magness. Steve is a world-renowned expert on health and human performance. He is the co-author of the best-selling Peak Performance and The Passion Paradox, and the author of The Science of Running. He’s the co-host of two podcasts, The Growth Equation Podcast and On Coaching with Magness and Marcus. Steve has served as a consultant and speaker for NASA, the Houston Rockets, Murphy Oil, the Brooklyn Nets, the Cleveland Guardians, the Seattle Sounders, the New Orleans Pelicans, and more. The occasion for today’s chat is his latest book, Do Hard Things: Why We Get Resilience Wrong and The Surprising Science of Real Toughness.

We talk about how being in the moment matters when aiming for success, confidence requires work and consistency, why perfectionism isn’t sustainable, how to use failure as motivation to keep going, and so much more!


Terri Cole On Setting Boundaries, Codependency & How to STOP People Pleasing

Today’s guest is Terri Cole. Terri is a licensed psychotherapist. She’s a relationship expert. She’s an empowerment coach, author, and a total boundary boss. And I think this conversation is gonna help you out so much with all things mental health, relationships, boundaries, and more.

We talk about the truth about narcissism and what makes one a narcissist, how setting boundaries in any relationship can save and strengthen it, why it is important to have a good relationship with yourself first and above any bonds, and so much more!


Don Saladino On Building a Summer Body, Common Fitness Misconceptions & Why The Scale Lies to You

Today’s guest is celebrity trainer Don Saladino. Don is one of the most trusted names in health and fitness and has a reputation for training some of your favorite movie stars. His client roster includes Ryan Reynolds, Hugh Jackman, Sebastian Stan, and Blake Lively. Don’s wisdom and expertise on fitness, nutrition, and getting shredded is unmatched and I think you’re really going to enjoy our discussion.

We talk about why and why not a calorie deficit diet works, how the anatomical composition of the body affects which type of workout routine to follow, how to get started on a routine for the best results, and so much more!


Jordan Lee Dooley On How To Remain Hopeful When Your Biggest Fears Become Reality

Today’s guest is Jordan Lee Dooley. Jordan is the national bestselling author of Embrace Your Almost and Own Your Everyday and is the host of the top rated podcast, SHE. She’s also the founder of the Own It Academy, a digital education company, as well as Soul Scripts, a word company known for its phrase, “Your brokenness is welcome here.”

We talk about finding clarity when you’re going through moments of adversity, why you shouldn’t allow one story to become your identity, identifying your priorities first prior to taking a step forward, how to get out of a difficult situation when you feel hopeless, and so much more!


Laurie Santos On Why You’re Not HAPPY & How To Fix It

Today’s guest is Dr. Laurie Santos who’s a professor of psychology and head of Silliman College at Yale University. Dr. Santos is an expert on human cognition and the cognitive biases that impede better choices. Her course, Psychology and the Good Life, teaches students what the science of psychology says about how to make wiser choices and live a life that’s happier and more fulfilling. The class is Yale’s most popular course in over 300 years and has been adapted into a free Coursera program that has been taken by over 3.9 million people to date.

Dr. Santos has been featured in numerous news outlets including the New York Times, NBC Nightly News, Today’s Show, CBS This Morning, NPR, GQ Magazine, and much more. Dr. Santos is a winner of numerous awards both for her science and teaching from institutions such as Yale and the American Psychological Association. She has been featured as one of Popular Science’s Brilliant 10 Young Minds and was named Times’ leading campus celebrity. Her podcast, The Happiness Lab, which launched in 2019, has over 72 million downloads.

We talk about what real happiness is, how our choices affect our happiness, why being happy all the time is not ideal, why we shouldn’t focus on predicting what will make us happy, staying optimistic when things don’t go as we plan them to, and so much more!


Mark Bell On How to Earn Self Respect & Master the Mental Game of Life

Today’s guest is fitness icon, Mark Bell. You may recognize Mark from his popular podcast, which I was fortunate to be a guest on or from his innovative fitness products, or perhaps from his entertaining social media content. But Mark is so much more than that. He is one of the most respected people in the health and fitness space and has tons of life lessons and wisdom as well as an incredible story to share which we are going to unpack today.

We talk about body transformation, how one can stay consistent to achieve a fit body, mastering patience and calmness daily, forming habits that promote self respect, the challenges of parenthood, and so much more!


Craig Siegel On How to Radically Reinvent Yourself & Why You Must Use THIS Mindset Hack to Be Successful

Today’s guest is Craig Siegel, founder and creator of the rapidly growing CLS podcast and brand. What you may or may not know is that Craig has an incredible story. Craig had a successful career on Wall Street financially, before finding himself miserable during the pandemic. After hitting rock bottom, mentally and emotionally, Craig dove deep into running and personal development to cultivate a transformative identity shift. Craig’s energy and passion for life and personal growth is infectious and entertaining, and it is the driving force behind his success today, personally and professionally.

We talk about how transformative staying active can be in anyone’s life, why identifying non-negotiables in your life opens a path for better opportunities, how to overcome the negative thoughts in your head, the type of validation you should be seeking, and so much more!


Mollie West Duffy On How To MASTER Burnout, Comparison & Uncertainty

Today’s guest is Mollie West Duffy. Mollie is the co-author of the Wall Street Journal bestselling book, No Hard Feelings: The Secret Power of Embracing Emotions at Work. She’s an expert in organizational development and leadership development. You may also recognize her from her highly popular Instagram page, @lizandmollie, where she and her co-author, Liz Fosslien, share on all things life, mental health, feelings, and more. The occasion for today’s chat is their latest book, Big Feelings: How to Be Okay When Things Are Not Okay. And I think y’all are gonna get so much out of this discussion.

We talk about our emotional wellbeing, the strength in finding the courage to be open about your vulnerability, why we shouldn’t discredit our achievements no matter how little they may seem, using envy to push ourselves to become better, what can we do to prevent burnout, and so much more!


David McRaney On Why You Can’t Change Someone’s Mind & What to Do Instead

Today’s guest is David McRaney, host of the popular science podcast, You Are Not So Smart. And David seeks to shed light on the surprising psychology about why people change their minds and how we can persuade others. In his latest book, How Minds Change: The Surprising Science of Belief, Opinion, and Persuasion, David delves into the latest psychological and neuroscientific research and explains that to change mind, we must do what the science suggests, avoid debates and start having conversations.

We talk about how our minds work, how our circumstances and the environment we have affect our thought process, why our beliefs make it difficult to change our perspective, how we should process the information we get exposed to, and so much more!


Aurora Culpo On How To Transform Your Relationship With Your Body & Find Inner Peace

Today’s guest is wellness influencer, Aurora Culpo. Aurora is a mother of two and a certified yoga instructor and has a passion for providing real, raw, and relatable insights on


Dr. Rangan Chatterjee On What It Takes To Discover True Happiness & Why Success Isn’t The Answer

Returning to the podcast today is Dr. Rangan Chatterjee. Dr. Chatterjee is regarded as one of the most influential medical doctors in the UK and wants to change how medicine will be practiced for years to come. His mission is to help a hundred million people around the globe live better lives. He hosts the most listened to health podcast in the UK and Europe, Feel Better, Live More, which regularly tops the Apple podcast charts. The podcast has received 50 million downloads to date and is consumed by over two and a half million people every month. He is known for his ability to simplify complex health advice and finding the root cause of people’s health problems.

We talk about what real happiness means, how we can learn the skill to become truly happy, the difference between core happiness and junk happiness, why we shouldn’t mistake success as real happiness, and so much more!


Cathy Heller on Self Awareness, Mindset Transformation, & Living an Abundant Life

Today’s guest is Cathy Heller. You may know Cathy from her popular podcast, Cathy Heller Presents Don’t Keep Your Day Job, which has over 30 million downloads, where she has interviewed everyone from Matthew McConaughy to Malcolm Gladwell to Bobby Brown. You may also know her as the author of the bestselling book, Don’t Keep Your Day Job, or from her reputation as a singer-songwriter where her career began.

We talk about how our ego triggers stress, depression, and fear; how awareness allows us to understand reality, the importance of learning how to transform our mindset, the ways we unconsciously sabotage ourselves, and so much more!


Brooke Hemingway On Using Your Addictive Personality to Transform Yourself & Build Your Dream Life

Today’s guest is Brooke Hemingway. Brooke is a 40 something mom of six, who went from the traditional Western medicine world to holistic health and real wellness five years ago. She also went from being busy having babies and supporting her husband full time while he worked as the chief of ER to becoming a full-fledged entrepreneur while nursing babies, having babies, homeschooling, and flailing her way through the messy middle to come out way further along than she could have ever imagined. She started her first business with her fifth baby being six weeks old, became a million plus dollar earner right after the birth of her six child, and went on to create three more six-figure businesses.

We talk about developing habits that lead to building confidence, how to turn your addictive personality into an advantage, why success is a process that requires a lot of patience, and so much more!