The Soulfully Optimized Life with Adam Siddiq

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My grandpa was unjustly imprisoned when he was only 6 years old. His imprisonment lasted 20 years. Later in life, when the PDPA (Communist party) in Afghanistan had seized control, many people were being unjustly imprisoned. My grandpa found hi
On today’s episode, my grandpa explains what he believes is important for any leader or ruler of a government to know and implement in order to take the best care of their country. Having experienced a horrible fate from a corrupt leadership an
On today’s episode, my grandpa explains why he named me “Adam”. Adam is an uncommon name in Farsi speaking cultures. The word translates to “human”. Given my grandpa’s horrendous adversities in life, he chose to give me a name for a greater pur
On today’s episode, my grandpa gives advice for those going through difficulties in life right now. It should be noted that my grandpa had been imprisoned when he was 6 years old for decades, had his uncles, brother, and cousins die of executio
Today’s episode is an emotional one. I ask my grandpa about his experience when he reunited with his father after over 30 years of separation due to exile. Here’s the eighth segment of the SHACKLED interview series. The SHACKLED interview serie
On today’s episode, my grandpa shares what his experience was like on the day he was released from prison. Here’s the seventh segment of the SHACKLED interview series. The SHACKLED interview series will appear here on the blog as well as my pod
Today’s episode is short, but it’s very, very powerful. I asked my grandpa what he learned from all his adversities, which include being imprisoned at 6 years old for decades, living through his uncles and cousins being executed and his brother
Khaled Siddiq was imprisoned for decades at the age of 6. He lived through hard times with his family members being executed and dying of disease, many of them at a premature age. After his release from prison, he wasn’t allowed to see his fath
Here’s the fourth segment of the SHACKLED interview series. The SHACKLED interview series will appear here on the blog as well as my podcast and on YouTube. Khaled: I was reading books while I was in prison during the times I didn’t have clas
Exciting news! My book – SHACKLED: A Journey From Political Imprisonment To Freedom – was published 3 weeks ago! It’s available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other book retailers worldwide. I wrote SHACKLED alongside my grandpa, as it chronicl
Before we go into the second segment of the SHACKLED interview series, I just wanted to see if you’ve gotten the book, and if so, if you’ve read it. If you haven’t gotten the book yet, it’s available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other book re
Exciting news! My book – SHACKLED: A Journey From Political Imprisonment To Freedom – was published 3 weeks ago! It’s available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other book retailers worldwide. I wrote SHACKLED alongside my grandpa, as it chronicl
If you’re a business owner or entrepreneur, chances are you’ve heard of Jay Abraham. Jay has spent his entire career solving problems and fixing businesses. Jay has established a highly revered reputation across basically every business industr
This article was first published in The Huffington Post. Gary Vaynerchuk is an extraordinary entrepreneur. He built his family’s wine business a $4 million dollar business to a $45 million dollar business in five years, and then to a $60 mill
I remember when I picked up Chicken Soup for the Soul by Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen. I was eight years old at the time and our English class made a trip to the school library. I wandered off from the group, searching through books
Have you ever wanted to travel the world? Do you feel like staying in a classroom and following a traditional approach to education doesn’t suit your needs? Would you rather attend a program that involves learning your specialty by traveling to
Spiral dynamics is a theory co-authored by Don Edward Beck and Christopher Cowan that has been implemented by many world leaders and organizations to create greater cooperation, collaboration and harmony amongst people – working with their worl
To live life with an aim to be liked is… Not authentic. You sacrifice and hide many parts of yourself in order to be accepted. Not you. If you were being you, you wouldn’t be seeking to be liked by people. Not fun. It’s just not fun, period. N
Regret is poison. It stings. It sucks. When you’re young, you have time. When you’re about to die, it’s a tragedy. Therefore, it’s wise to hear what those who are in the later years have to say. They’ve lived through all the seasons of life mul
There is a gift in everything. I’ve heard so much jargon about “negative” and “positive” – emotions, feelings, vibes, thoughts, etc. What’s negative to one person can be positive to the other. And where does negative begin? Where does positive
I used to get so angry if I didn’t achieve a goal, and yet, soon afterwards, I’d have a grander focus than that goal. As this happened more often, I began to realize how much time and energy I’d waste in frustration, thinking about how I didn’t
On today’s episode, I give an update on what it’s been like writing “Shackled” with my grandfather. The book chronicles his life story – being politically imprisoned for twenty years at the young age of six years old, experiencing the tragedies
On today’s episode, I talk about what “The Soulfully Optimized Life” is really all about. Instead of having some sort of blog post defining it, or giving any bullet points, I’m just going to let you discover for yourself by tuning into the epis
After a long time away from the podcast, I’m back with a whole new level of depth that I’m committed to sharing and amplifying for you. On today’s episode, I share some thoughts and messages I’ve shared over Facebook recently, with extra added
Today, our special guest is Ryland Engelhart, who is the Mission Fulfillment Officer for Cafe Gratitude and Gracias Madre (two of my favorite restaurants which I frequently dine at). If you live in Los Angeles, San Diego, Newport Beach, or San
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