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Beyond The Stethoscope

Mar 2, 2020

Favorite quotes of the episode: “Get out of your own way, you are the obstacle.”

“Purpose is the character of your life.”

“Once you have a feeling around what your purpose is, you can make plans and those plans are tangible.”

“It’s ok that purpose isn’t tangible, it only needs to mean something to you.”

“We need to be kinder to ourselves. We try to achieve more than we can.”

Episode Overview

In this episode, I talk with Dr. Ben Carvosso. He is a High Performance Coach with 28 years’ experience. Having started his personal development career at age 19, Dr. Ben has spent the last 28 years refining the art of helping to bring out the best in individuals and teams. Using a variety of coaching methodologies, mentoring and success strategies he inspires people for their ideal life to find and achieve their life's work.

Dr. Ben started off in business purchasing a Health Centre at age 23. He built that business up over 14 years to become one of Australia's largest Allied Health practices.

About 12 years into his business career Ben also built a Radiology Company from scratch. Starting as Owner, HR Manager, Supply Manager, PR Manager, Marketing Manager, Sales Manager, Finance controller and at times Cleaner. Over 7 years, he built it to a company that had 4 Comprehensive Radiology sites throughout SE Melbourne employing over 34 staff and turning over $3.5M annually.

In 2018 Dr. Ben published what was to become an Amazon Bestseller, Life CEO - Take charge and start doing your life's work, not your busy work.

This book is a coaching manual designed to help business owners design their ideal life so that they stopped the busy, full and instead found fulfillment. All aspects of their life became profitable, including their business.

So with that, let’s jump right in. 


  • Ben’s Career Path; how he decided to become an entrepreneur, author and the genesis of his company.


  • How to find your purpose and infuse it into everything you do.


  • Why trying to achieve work-life balance is a losing strategy.


  • Rather than trying to figure out what this work/life dynamic should be called, should we just start thinking about work as a piece of life, rather than try to balance it all?


  • Do you find this work-life balance struggle is present with Long Service Leave in your Country? Don’t Australians get something like 4 weeks paid vacation a year?

5 Questions Segment

Q1. We know that the most successful and happy people have a morning routine, what do you do each morning or evening that sets your day up for success? Something achievable but a bit of a stretch. So for example, I get up at the same time each morning, 5:30 am. Then go for a swim in the ocean, for a run or to the gym.

Q2. What's your definition of Success? For me, a successful day is where I set my intentions (have intentions not expectations for the day) and along the way, experience joy. For me, that’s success and happiness.

Q3. What's your definition of Happiness? Experience joy each day.

Q4. What do you know now that you wish you would have known 10 years ago? I wish I would have known that life is long and that life is short.

Q5. What do you think is the biggest issue facing busy professionals today? We’ve got to stop the busy.



Going For It, Victor Kiam

Life CEO, Ben Carvosso

The Road Less Stupid, Keith Cunningham


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