Episode 218: Life Engineered – Interview Rusty Lindquist

Episode 218: Life Engineered- Interview Rusty Lindquist

Welcome to the Love Your Story podcast! When we talk about living your life story with intention, we are essentially saying, let’s engineer our lives. Let’s look at what we want and purposefully create thought patterns and habits to be who we want to be.

Rusty Lindquist was interviewed in the early years of the podcast – episode 21 – Remember that because you’re going to want to go back and listen to his story if you haven’t heard it yet – His father thought he was being called on by God to sacrifice his son and that led Rusty and his mother to run for their lives. This man lived alone, hiding out in a forest as a 10 year-old. He knows how to go from trauma to success, so he’s got cred.

Rusty founded Life Engineering to help individuals, parents, leaders, and organizations cut through everything and achieve excellence. Life Engineering provides the tools and the training, the motivation and the methodology, an entire system designed to help people move beyond where they have been, to go farther than they thought they could… to achieve more, to do more, to become more. It’s about more than just short-term success. It’s the disciplined pursuit of excellence.


Tune into the audio program for my discussion with Rusty Lindquist and to get a real look at what life engineering looks like and answers to these questions:

Let’s start with your story – what was the path to creating Life Engineering?

What are the main components of engineering a life?

What activates and unleashes our energy? – Our potential…

What about apathy? What happens when you feel like the effort isn’t worth the outcome?

Let’s talk about human potential and science. What do you scientifically know about how to access human potential? What motivates us?


To contact Rusty:



Learn to sustain energy and begin your purposeful journey – YouTube

The Greatest Asset On Earth – YouTube

Leadership Development and Live Training – Life Engineering


Time, talent, energy….understanding how to activate and sustainably employ that energy so you can reach the outcomes you want. Anything worth having is going to take work. I can tell you now, having a few decades of living under my belt, that time just keeps rolling on. Before you know it another 10 years have passed, and what have you done? Did you do, experience, become what you wanted? If not, now is the time to use the resources, like what Rusty has talked about, like what I talk about on the show, the 21 Challenges, life coaches, etc. to help you engineer what you want. I love that we live in an age where we have so many resources for our success. So many that it’s sometimes overwhelming – so many podcasts, so many books, so many life coaches, so many programs, but all it takes is one good one. Start somewhere if you need support and greater understanding of what it looks like to go a little further than you’ve gone in the past. Image that satisfied feeling a year from now, when you’ve created something you really feel great about. Or lived in an active way that created opportunities for you.

Your challenge this week is just to think about what you want in your life, and then consider what type of engineering could help you get it.

Thanks for being here. Check out www.loveyourstorypodcast.com for links to buy Living Intentional and Fearless Everyday, to get the show notes with Rusty’s contact information, to hear all the past 200+ episodes and all the great stories in each one.

Have a great 2 weeks creating your best life – every step counts.

About the author, Lori

Lori is the host and producer of the Love Your Story podcast, a podcast dedicated to sharing candid interviews and conversations about living our best life stories on purpose. Lori pulls no punches in capturing interviews that shine a light on how we make it through the hard stuff – stress, anxiety, suicide, eating disorders, rape, the death of children, abuse, divorce and the real stuff we have to deal with. But, she also shares interviews with Olympians and incredible athletes, life coaches, therapists, and people who are changing the world – most often these two categories are one and the same. She has a master’s degree in Folklore--her research focuses on the personal narrative. She is the author of six books and over 100 magazine and newspaper articles, including her latest, L.I.F.E. – Living Intentional and Fearless Every Day. She consults with individuals on a personal and business level in helping them find their stories, reframe the ones that are holding them back, and manage the stories they currently tell themselves in order to create the story they personally want to live.

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