For The Love Of Money Podcast | Business | Philant

For The Love Of Money Podcast | Business | Philant

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Giving you every tool you need to be unapologetically successful, these episodes will share the secrets, tips, and incredible stories of of how wealthy entrepreneurs, celebrities, and people of influence have risen to the top, and what they’ve done to make this world a better place as a result of their success. Host Chris Harder pulls out the best in people, proving that when good people make good money, they do great things! As a successful entrepreneur himself, he also believes that everyone has the right to an abundant lifestyle, and the responsibility to help others have the same. Money’s most important role is that it gives options and solves problems, and there are way too many stories of successful individuals doing GREAT things with their wealth that go unreported. Chris' goal is to expose those stories, therefor giving you the permission, motivation, and the tips & tools to love and attract money, become a smashing success, and in return, empower you to live generously in your earning and your giving. For more content, check out


23: An Entrepreneur's HACK Guaranteed to BOOST Your INCOME  

My Two Cents – Ep. 23 – An Entrepreneur's Hack Guaranteed to Boost Your Income 

Here it is, the business hack you’ve been waiting for… Delegation.

Ok, so this isn’t a new concept, but stick with me because I’m going to share my “formula” and rules that make this a game-changer for your business and life. While the idea of delegation is quite basic, it’s often not used to its full potential – if at all.

Just my two cents, but “You simply cannot and should not be doing everything yourself.”

I understand that it’s hard either giving up power or money, but this is exactly the reason you SHOULD. You’re not being efficient, it slows you down and you could end up potentially losing money as well.

“You should only be doing income-producing activities or activities that you love. That’s it. Nothing else.”

So how do you know if delegation is right for you? The following two rules will help you determine if you can afford to delegate or if your business is at a point to delegate tasks.

If you can hire out the task for less than you currently value your time at, then do it! Even if you have to hire it out for the same value as what you value your time at (or slightly more), and if it is delegating a non-income-producing activity, then do it.

Here’s how to estimate the hourly value of your time:

Take your gross revenue (or your estimated gross revenue) and divide it by the number of hours you put into your business. This is typically 2,080 hours a year (52 weeks x 40 hours a week). Example, if you made $80,000, your hourly rate would be about $39/hour.

If delegating a task would be less than this – do it! And keep in mind that even if it’s a higher rate, it will likely still save you time (which is ultimately more money).

And don’t forget, when you delegate you’re putting more jobs out into the economy as well. Not to mention you’ll likely be passing over duties that frustrate you. In turn you’ll likely feel a weight lifted – and be a happier person! I can tell you from experience that when you’re happier, you attract more customers/business.

“A happier entrepreneur is a more effective entrepreneur.”

I encourage you to start before you’re ready. Stop doing the things you hate. And spend time doing more of what you love – growing your business and having more fun with it.

To help you see where some of your inefficiencies are at (whether you’re an entrepreneur or business leader), be sure to make this list:

What’s your hourly value? List every activity that you currently do to grow your business that somebody else could be doing that falls under your hourly value. List things that cost the same as (or a little more than) your hourly rate that you’re currently doing, but would save you hours. Add anything else that you could delegate ­– get creative!

What were your results? I would love to hear! Be sure to tag me on Facebook or IG!

Now, go get delegating!


In This Episode You Will Learn About: 


A Business Hack








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22: The EXPERT in How to MONETIZE YOUR PASSION Online with Melyssa Griffin  

I am so excited (like geeking-out excited) for you to hear my conversation with Melyssa Griffin. She truly exemplifies the meaning of true entrepreneurship and giving, and I can’t wait for you listen. (This podcast is a must for anyone who has a passion and wants to make a living by doing just that.)

For those who may not know, Melyssa is a rockstar at teaching online courses and live workshops for entrepreneurs and bloggers who want to turn their after-work hobbies into full-time businesses. A few of her specialties include list-building, webinars, using Pinterest to get organic traffic, and content marketing. She also leads an active Facebook group of 60,000 members and helps almost 150,000 entrepreneurs with her weekly emails.

Early on, Melyssa actually had nothing to do with the blogging/online world. After college, she started out as an English teacher in Japan, but after some time just never felt like it was her true purpose, so she started to pursue more creative avenues. She wasn’t looking to start a business, she just really wanted to build an online community/blog that could help people become their best selves and be more creative.

Well, once her blogging began, it spiraled into so many different areas. Melyssa opened a small web studio and focused her blogging on her experiences with growing her business. And wouldn’t you know, people were really interested in what she learned and what she had to say.

It was during this time that Melyssa discovered that while she enjoyed the creative work she was doing and learning new things each day, she actually was having more fun (and fulfilling her purpose more) by teaching others what she was learning along the way and helping them find the freedom in their lives like she did. And so began helping as many people as possible,

“Monetize their passion.”

Ok, ok, easier said than done… Or is it? I know for many, this seems like a long shot. Can your passion really make you money? You’d be surprised. Melyssa’s clients range from yoga teaching to art lessons with a unique type of marker (seriously).

“People don’t realize that there are all these sub-niches out there with people who are willing to spend money to learn what you already have in your head.”

But you have to be willing to put in the work and put the information out there. Time is always a factor, but in this day in age, it’s easier than ever. Melyssa estimates that in 90 days and for less than $500, you can create a profitable business. Clearly, it won’t happen overnight, but you don’t need a HUGE audience. You just need to focus and be willing to forego a leisure activity or two. You can make it happen.

“The time often exists if we make space for it. It’s just a matter of are we willing to make that sacrifice in the vision of something bigger that’s out there for our lives.”

Melyssa goes on to talk about her fears and practices to help break through them. She also shares with us her money mindset struggle and why she feels it’s so important to be transparent and real when it comes to sharing her experiences (she shares her income and expenses on a monthly basis on her website). 

Melyssa is truly an entrepreneur who just keeps giving and giving…and giving. Whether it’s the Pinterest knowledge she drops on this podcast, a free workshop/online course or helping to raise money for Pencils of Promise, it’s so obvious that everything she does has others in mind.

Money is great, but at the end of the day, it’s about caring for people and finding a way to help each other. After all, Melyssa truly believes and practices what she says,

“The biggest thing you can give is your heart." 

And I couldn’t agree more.

In This Episode You Will Hear About:

Money Pinterest Entrepreneurship Blogging Online training Kindness Tribe Wealth Millionaires Purpose The Pursuit 

Resources: Pinterest e-Course: Free Pinterest Class: New Podcast, “Pursuit of Purpose” releases June 27. Go to and sign up to be the first to know! 

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21: Why I UNAPOLOGETICALLY Bought A Ferrari  

Wait a second, this is a podcast about giving, right? So why in the world am I talking about buying a Ferrari? While the title seems a bit contradictory, I assure you there’s more to it.

If you’ve listened to my other podcasts, you know that I’m all about smashing negative wealth stereotypes. And that’s why I want ALL my listeners to have the ability to BUST through any mental blocks they have around wealth and unapologetically celebrate and pursue their wealth and accomplishments – OUT LOUD.

There’s a catch though…you must deem yourself worthy of all the good things that you accomplish along the way.

“If you don’t believe you’re worthy, you’ll never really reach your maximum wealth ability, and you’ll never reach your ability to give in as big of a way as you want to.”

But there has to be a balance between giving to ourselves and to others. After all, what’s it all for if we don’t stop to acknowledge in some way, shape or form our achievements along the way?

Does this mean you have to go out and buy a car? Definitely not – cars are just one of my deep-rooted passions. However, it’s so important to find something that represents both the season/mood you’re in at the time of your accomplishment and who you had to become in order to get it. For example, right now. 

“I’m in the season of aggressive, fast, sexy, and eye-catching movement – full speed ahead.”

Surround yourself with whatever will support you and help you to go ALL in. Be unapologetic about what dangling “carrot” motivates you to produce more epic results. And as those results compound, you’ll be able to give the excess away to others.

And at the end of the day, that’s what it’s all about, right?

In This Episode You Will Learn:










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20: MILLIONAIRES in Their 20's...How Did Emily and Hayden Vavra Do It?!  

Interviewing some of the youngest, most successful people I know today triggered me to ask one of my favorite questions, “What was your money mindset growing up?”

I think people perceive wealthy individuals as “lucky” or “dealt the good hand in life,” when truly I feel like 9 times out of 10, entrepreneurs didn’t START off that way, which is why I like to hear (and share with my audience) everyone’s background and how it all began.

Interestingly, today’s guests Emily and Hayden Vavra, give two very different but REAL perspectives on the beginning of their entrepreneurial careers. Emily was raised by a hard-working single mother with the mindset that “money doesn’t grow on trees.” Hayden, however, was raised in a very large and privileged family of equally hard-working parents and with the belief that anything and any amount of money is possible.

Before entrepreneurial life, both had their careers – Emily made an average amount of money and Hayden played for a short time in the NFL. And while they were content, both knew as a couple that they were destined to do more.

“I started reading a lot more, attended my first event and working on personal development. So I think for me, a lot of it came from the mindset. I needed to first believe that I could do it.”
– Hayden Vavra  

From a happy, but mediocre, lifestyle to an insane entrepreneur empire, Hayden and Emily are an unstoppable power couple.

“We both have our individual dreams, goals and aspirations, but we definitely talk together about what’s on the horizon as well and crazy goals that most people would laugh about if they ever heard us talking.”  

Accomplishing things on your own is empowering and exciting (don’t ever let anyone tell you otherwise), but from my own personal experience, and hearing what Emily and Hayden had to say as well, crushing goals with the one you love is a completely priceless feeling.

You’re Going To Hear About:  

In This Episode You Will Hear About:

Money Business Entrepreneurship Isagenix Wealth Millionaires Mindset Happiness Pursuit Persistence Economy Relationships Growth

Resources Mentioned:

  Secrets of the Millionaire Mind, by T. Harv Eker Instagram @Haydenvavra Instagram @Emilyvavra

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“Your economy is YOUR economy.”

How you live, how you run your business and/or behave as an employee, what you spend and what your savings habits are – that’s all up to you. It’s in your hands…literally. I repeat, “Your economy is YOUR economy.”

So for all of my listeners who think we’re in “tough times” right now, I’m here to have you try on a new idea, change your way of thinking and ask you to find a new perspective.

“People see what they want to see.”

It’s easy to find comfort and misery in tough times. Whether it’s within your bank account or your relationships, I challenge you to think outside the box. As the old saying goes, “No one said it will be easy, but it will be worth it.”

“Knowing you can thrive in any city – at any time – is like having the magic ticket to success.”

In This Episode You’ll Hear About

Business Economy Wealth Success Entrepreneur Sales Demand Perspectives Thriving


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18: From SUPER BOWL Champion to Champion of EQUALITY with Brendon Ayanbadejo  

Born into an interracial family, Brendon Ayanbadejo’s early first years were spent in Lagos, Nigeria. After his parents had decided to go their separate ways, he and his siblings moved back to the U.S. with their mom.

“Growing up with a brother only 18 months older than me gave me my competitive edge or a bit of a ‘chip on my shoulder’ sort-of-speak. I felt like I always had something to prove. I had a little bit of talent with a whole lot of hard work.”

Speaking with someone as driven and as disciplined as Brendon today gave me immense inspiration and motivation to continue bettering myself from the inside out.

“I knew by the age of 10 years old that I wanted to be a professional athlete so my body was going to be that vessel along with my discipline and mentality of sacrifice and hard work.”

Taking us back down memory lane to where it all began for him, Brendon shares a tragic story of his childhood best friend, which was one of his earliest reasons behind staying drug-free and 100% focused for his future pro-athlete years that were to come. He mentions how his upbringing in a very open household allowed him to be free with both his thinking and his actions, instead of feeling the need to sneak around and “experiment.” This also led him to his decision to remain focused on his long-term goals.

“I think it’s a mixture of nature and nurture that got both my brother and I to the professional level. It started with nature, the DNA to run fast, build muscle mass and the durability, but it’s like having a beautiful piece of wood that you must carve into something special with nurture. That’s the discipline, handwork and strategizing.”

From a professional athlete to a franchise owner and huge advocate of serving his community and giving back, Brendon’s interview today covers all angles. He is proof that being unapologetically wealthy doesn’t equal greed. With his hands in helping those with diabetes, The American Heart Association, and helping feed the hungry, it’s safe to say that the world needs more Brendon Ayanbadejo’s.

“It’s not about how much money you make – do what you love. If your love turns into dollars and cents than that’s even more amazing.”

In This Episode You Will Hear About:

Helping Community Serving Impact Entrepreneurship Giving back Success Wealth Business Self-help Interracial Relationships Drive Discipline Pro-Athletes


Orange Theory Fitness Brentwood, Los Angeles Location Instagram @brendon310
17: Which Category Did YOU Come From...  

What does your upbringing mean to you, and how has it shaped your financial situation today? Good question, huh? In today’s episode,

I’ve broken down our “upbringings” into three categories that just may be the reason(s) behind your bank account. Is your past dictating your thoughts and habits regarding this topic? Let’s fund out. (You see what I did there?)

1. The “Struggle”

2. Let’s “Just get by”


“Regardless of what category you may fall under, it doesn’t determine your long-term outcome.”

As grown adults, each and every day is a new opportunity for us to choose. To choose our spending/savings habits, to choose our thoughts and to choose new expectations of ourselves.

“It’s important to know where you come from and the lessons and strengths that you’ve gotten out of it.” No matter which it is for you, the common thread between us all is the want for a life filled with abundance. However, how you define that and whatever that looks like for you is totally up to YOU.

“Find where you started and pick where you want to go.”

In This Episode You Will Hear About:

Money Business Wealth Upbringings Past Future Entrepreneur Finances Spending Saving Choosing Success Side Effects

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16: The Go Giver: PROFIT by GIVING with Bob Burg  

Bob Burg is a sought-after speaker at company leadership and sales conferences sharing the platform with everyone from today’s business leaders and broadcast personalities to even a former U.S. President. 

Bob is the author of a number of books on sales, marketing and influence, with total book sales of well over a million copies. His book, The Go-Giver, coauthored with John David Mann, has sold over half a million copies and it has been translated into 21 languages. It has been released in a new, expanded edition with a foreword by Huffington Post founder and publisher, Arianna Huffington.

Bob is an advocate, supporter and defender of the Free Enterprise system, believing that the amount of money one makes is directly proportional to how many people they serve. He is also an unapologetic animal fanatic, and serves on the Board of Trustees of Furry Friends Adoption & Clinic in his town of Jupiter, Florida. 

“Giving is one of the absolute keys to success.”

As explained by Bob himself, a “go-giver” is someone who shifts their focus from getting to giving, and by giving he means, “constantly providing value to the marketplace.”

With his own incredible success, Bob is the perfect man to get advice from. Setting yourself apart from the “others” in the business world, means that you must provide something that makes people feel as if it is more valuable for them to buy from you, than it is to NOT buy from you. You with me?

No if’s and’s or but’s, “The entrepreneur, or salesperson must make their main focus the consumer.”

Starting out on the Late Night News, Bob shares that the field of broadcasting just wasn't his thing and continued on to sales 

“With minimal training in sales, I floundered for a bit at first.”

But due to his resourcefulness and the drive to become better, it didn't take long for him to master the business.

Where you are in life and your business now is not the end result if you do not want it to be. Figuring out what your consumer wants + needs + desires, is the equation that will take you straight to the top!

So, for all of you future entrepreneurs out there, Bob serves us today with some of the best-ever advice given…

“Don’t make your target to make money, make your target serving others. The money is the reward for hitting the target, but it is not the target itself.” 

In This Episode You Will Learn:















Endless Referrals, by Bob Burg

The Go Giver, by Bob Burg

Richest Man in Babylon, by George Clason

The One Minute Series, by Kenneth Blanchard

How to Master the Art of Selling

15: It's Never BEEN EASIER To SUCCEED; and 5 Ways to do it!  

In today’s episode, I will explore “The 5 Reasons Why It Has Never Been Easier to Be Successful than It Is in This Very Day and Age.”

1. Share FREE content (it’s trendy).

2. Masterminds

3. You can make money online with almost no investment (literally).

4. We are in a time of selling information (not selling things).

5. There is NO such thing as competition. (There is enough to go around if you are confident and good at what you do.)

“The amount of information you need to start your own business is already out there!”

Not being successful isn't from a lack of resources, not in 2017 at least. It’s from a lack of your resourcefulness, don’t be that person. Set some goals and crush them!

“No one will know what you have to offer until you start offering it.”

If you want to be successful in life, all you have to do is offer massive value. Whether it be your work ethic, or you ingenious/original ideas etc., find the area that you kill it in, and make everybody want to learn from you.

“Giving is free.”

In This Episode You Will Hear About:

Success Motivation Entrepreneurship Resourcefulness Consistency Discipline Comfort Zone Conquering Goals Dreams Influencers Growing your audience Coaching E-courses


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14: Journey From a Broke Mindset to a MultiMillionaire's Mindset with My WIFE! Lori Harder  

Lori Harder, also my beautiful wife, is a leading expert in the field of fitness, transformational work, mindfulness, and self-love. As a self-made millionaire, successful entrepreneur, network marketing professional, author, cover model, and three-time fitness world champion, she offers a carefully curated set of practical tools to promote sustainable health, spiritual well-being, and financial freedom.

Through her books, unique coaching methods and programs, she has helped countless people connect with their soul, transform their bodies, empower their minds, gain financial independence, and fall in love with themselves and their lives. Throughout her career, Lori has regularly appeared on the covers of and published articles for Oxygen Magazine, STRONG Fitness Magazine, Health & Fitness Magazine and Prosper Magazine. She has also been featured on NBC, Fox, and TLC networks.

For those of you who may not know Lori’s past or how it all began for her, I have the honor of sharing my wife’s story with you today. Having a “money mindset” may not come naturally to everyone, but that doesn’t mean you can’t ever create it.

“My success hasn't always been like this and I know it’s something I will continue to work on for the rest of my life because I know that once you hit one level, there is a whole other level out there that you need to strive for.” -Lori Harder

Growing up, Lori was raised in a very conservative household. At a young age she was told, “Money is the root of all evil and you only need to make enough to survive. Anything more than that is evil and greedy.” With the constant battle in her head between money isn’t good vs. how does the world go ‘round without it, can you see how that would create a whirlwind for a young child just trying to “make it?”

Having two very different views on the subject when we first met, Lori’s money mindset began to shift after we started to spend more time with each other.

“It was refreshing to see that you and your family thought of money as just a thing that created awesome experiences. It was something you looked forward to and were proud of yourself for earning.”

Even though Lori still had the belief that money equaled greed, she still wanted to create a better life for herself – so she made it her mission to incorporate both beliefs. Why not make money, sufficient enough to live well and financially stress free, while still giving back and be of great service to others? DING DING (light bulb goes off)!

“Money doesn’t make you greedy, I believe that it just highlights more of who you already are. It will just amplify how you were already showing up in the world.”

Moving out to the West Coast, for us, put success and wealth in a whole other category. The entrepreneur mindset and the “shameless” money personalities out here, makes the opportunities endless. There is no cap or ceiling. If you have the passion and the heart to create something and make money off it then the world is your stage! (WELCOME TO HOLLYWOOD!)

I know from experience that Lori is NOT the only person to come from a family who has fearful thoughts around money. Whether you think you don’t deserve to have a lot of it, or that it’s evil, or you end up spending it faster than you truly earn it, whatever it may be, my wife and I are here today to break through some of those tough beliefs and to “give you permission” if you will, to take control of your own life and finances. Hard work should always be recognized and rewarded. You will forever be blessed if you think big and share your gifts.

In This Episode You Will Hear About:

Finances Business Wealth Success Abundance Gratitude Giving Money Mindset Entrepreneurship Worth Survival

Resources Mentioned:

Earn Your Happy Podcast Instagram @Loriharder

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13: MYTH BUSTING the Common Money Phrases  

Welcome to my version of “myth busters.” Today I’m sharing my two cents when it comes to blasting away old myth sayings about money. For example, “Money doesn’t buy happiness” or “Money doesn’t grow on trees.”

For decades, possibly even centuries, depending on how you were raised or who you surrounded yourself with, people have had hard times with money. That’s no secret. BUT, on the other, brighter hand, people (even some of the same people who once had problems) have also had extraordinary experiences with money. 

“All these negative money myths do is chip away at your healthy money mindset.”

Let’s get rid of these myths and stay focused on the facts. The old saying “money doesn’t grow on trees,” is basically telling us that “money is hard to come by.” I can’t lie, I may have heard that a time or two while growing up when asking my parents for some cash, but let’s be careful here. Why would we start to program children to believe that money is scarce when in fact it’s NOT.

“It’s not your resources that make you wealthy, it’s about your resourcefulness.”

I’m a firm believer in prayer and manifestation. I truly think that you attract what you believe. Take a second and ask yourself, “If I believe that money is scarce, will I ever really attract it?” Let that one sink in… Then tune back in for some more money myth busters!

12: The Founder of THRIVE - Making Money Matter with Cole Hatter  

Cole Hatter is an entrepreneur, investor, author and award-winning speaker. He invests in real estate, start-ups, and several funds exceeding $100 million. Cole is the founder of Thrive: Make Money Matter, an annual conference designed to teach entrepreneurs how to dominate in business and in life, while making the world a better place. Cole is a husband, father and philanthropist that strives to give back. Cole’s greatest passion is working to encourage, educate and empower people to live their lives in a way that makes a measurable difference in the world. Growing up in the church community, Cole knew that God’s goal for him one day was to serve people on an astronomical level.

“I grew up privileged in beautiful SoCal, specifically Newport Beach and along with the values I was raised with, I knew that when I was older I wanted to be able to give back and get paid for it.”

Looking into different fields such as medicine, the police department etc…Cole decided that he wanted to become a fireman.

“That meant I would get to play with fire, save people and get paid.”

Starting to pursue this path as early as high school, he attended night classes and weekend college classes to be able to knock out his prerequisites (EMT, Paramedics). At the age of 18, when everyone else his age was just beginning their courses, Cole had completed his and immediately began working for the department.

Two years later, Cole got into a tragic car accident putting him in a wheel chair, disabling him from walking and talking. Due to the circumstances, he moved back in with his family and was told that both his physical and mental being may just be permanently damaged. With that being said, and the perfect physical ability needed in order to be a fireman, Cole had to choose another path and begin again.

“While the corporate setting works great for others, I just knew it wasn’t a fit for me, so I decided to make moves while I was healing.”

Thankfully present-day Cole is 100% healed and has gained back not only his perfect mental and physical ability, but business, power, money and some major life lessons, including the destruction and hit of the 2008 recession.

Fast forwarding to today, Cole not only has his 12-year-old real estate company, but a stream of multiple incomes. “I have started about 30 companies. Twenty-six of them have failed, but the four that have not have been able to compensate for the failing 26 and also put me on the map as a successful entrepreneur.”

With amazing advice and tips, Cole’s interview gives an incredible outlook on life and business as a whole. With all the money in the world, he continues to work hard and knows that his job on Earth is not quite complete. He continues to give back, invests in potential business land mines and still makes time for his beautiful family.

But for all you upcoming entrepreneurs out there, one of the best take-away tips from Cole is toward the end of the interview, so make sure to listen all the way through!

Here’s a little hint… “Just because you can do something, doesn’t mean you should.”

In This Episode You Will Learn About:

Entrepreneur Events Charity Investments Real Estate Author Fireman Business Natural Urgency Manufactured Urgency Hardworking


The THRIVE Event:


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11: Our SECRET to Our SUCCESS  

 “Done Is Better Than Perfect”

I get asked a lot, “How do you get so much done? How do you and Lori accomplish such amazing things?” It’s really no secret…we just roll up our sleeves, dive right in and learn as we go! I owe a lot of credit to my wife, Lori.

I share some of my back story in today’s episode and how guilty I was of not even trying something unless I was 100% positive I was going to “knock it out of the park.” But let’s just be clear on one thing…there is absolutely no way a person can be 100% positive of anything! Am I right!? So what’s the matter? What’s the wait? There shouldn't be any! Having your significant other’s back and being their anchor are two different things. Don’t hold yourself or them down by anchoring, take leaps of faith and chances. You’ll be amazed at the outcome. It’s not about a perfected skill, or a large amount of money, it’s about whatever you have to give in that exact moment. Quit waiting.

“My wife was my wake up call. Now it’s MY turn to be YOURS.”

You're going to hear about:

Strengths Weaknesses Leaps of faith Expectations Success Impact Fulfillment Entrepreneurship Lessons Life Helping people


Lori Harder's 14-Day FREE Challenge!

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10: He's Already GIVEN AWAY 33 CARS, and Just Getting Started with Mike Zellmer  

“I start businesses that make the world a better place.”

Speaking of people who make the world a better place, Mike is all about servant leadership. Using Tony Robbins as an example, he speaks about Tony’s worth, not because it’s extraordinary, but because he doesn’t stop. Tony does what he does, 14,16, 20 hours a day, not because he needs the money or will ever “need” the money, but because he’s here to SERVE! 

“Tony’s mission is to impact more lives than anyone else in this world – probably other than Jesus.”

Of course we all want to grow our platforms, businesses, income, etc., but as Mike said, “People pick up on that.” We must differentiate ourselves from similar businesses around us by giving back…servant leadership. One thing that Mike talked about today that really stood out to me, was how he personally reflects and how he believes people can “find their own personal gifts.”

Mike has taken almost every personality test imaginable. He finds that reflection and knowing your passions is what will not only bring you money, but what will make work enjoyable. “It will make the next 50 years of your “work life,” feel like play-time. His tips and advice on starting a business and brand creation are just genius.

“You have to know your persona and reputation before looking for investors. What’s the feather in your cap?”

I also asked him his favorite way to learn, and like Tony Robbins and Tim Ferris preach, Mike believes in immersive learning.

“If you’re trying to learn a new language, you don’t just study one hour a week. You move to the country and immerse yourself. It’s the same thing with business – you have to go all in.”

Long hours and hard work will get you everywhere. Jumping in head first may come with failures and setbacks, but it will eventually allow you to accelerate at a speed you’ve only dreamed of.

In this Episode You Will Learn About:

Business Entrepreneurship Success Faith Time Investment Servant Leadership Impact Crowd Funding Angel Investing Kickstarter Coaching Immersive Learning

Resources: Tony Robbins Unleash the Power Within

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8: From KILLING HIMSELF to KILLING IT In Business with AJ Mihrzad  

AJ Mihrzad is the author of the best-selling book, The Mind Body Solution: Train your Brain for Permanent Weight Loss. With a passion for health, he studied Exercise Science and went on to earn a Master’s degree in Psychology due to his fascination with the connection between mindset and weight loss. His cutting-edge approach to permanent weight loss insists that the key to a healthy body is a healthy brain. His clients are walking proof – there are hundreds of them!

His writing has been featured in Entrepreneur Magazine, The Huffington Post, Men’s Fitness, and AJ is a keynote speaker at high-end entrepreneurial and personal development events, and also hosts the popular podcast, the Online SuperCoach Podcast (available on iTunes). Along with inspiring the lives of the general public, he is dedicated to helping coaches create an ethical and profitable online income through his business mentorship program available at

Growing up, AJ explains to us that in order to gain “power” he turned to food. It was his emotional drug of choice and before he knew it, he was 60 lbs. overweight! But as he got older, and food wasn't the only unhealthy option, AJ found himself dabbling in drugs and alcohol as well.

“I was just looking to numb the pain. It was almost like I had a death wish.”

Not just once, but three times, AJ recalls and shares with us his overdose experiences.

“I would wake up in the hospital totally unaware of what just happened, become depressed for the next few days and then go right back to my old ways again.”

At the age of 26, he overdosed on a stimulant that caused his heart to flat line, and AJ was pronounced dead at the hospital. Thankfully nurses were able to revive him, but he remained in a coma for the following 7 days. It was during this time of pain and suffering that AJ had finally hit his rock bottom and was ready for a change.

No one is “dealt a bad hand,” but playing the victim may cause a person to think that way. The mind is a powerful thing – it can either help you or hurt you.

“Not only was my victim mentality not serving me any longer, but it was literally killing me!”

Fast forwarding to today and a much more uplifting time, AJ is one of the most successful entrepreneurs that I know. He has completely turned his life around, continues to stay sober and has turned to positive pastimes such as reading, self-help, journaling and even coaching as his new way of life.

Even as we talked today, AJ remains 100% vulnerable and shared with us that there’s always room for improvement. There will always be those sneaky little stories that we tell ourselves, which hand-in-hand, then hold us back. He is the epitome of a hardworking individual whose goal now is to live each and every day to its highest potential – seeking out the good, the opportunities and the blessings we are all given.

I admire his story, his past and every bit of him that led him to where he is today. Whether it be giant leaps or a small stone’s throw, progress is progress!

“I used to drive a crappy car and now I drive a Bentley. Just a small example, but that’s how progress pushes me!”

In this Episode You Will Learn About:

Victim Mentality Setbacks Blaming Business Entrepreneur Power Experiences Second Chances Weight Gain Weight Loss Reading Mindset Journaling Mentoring Coaching The Online Super Coach Podcast The Mind Body Solution: Train Your Brain for Permanent Weight Loss by: AJ Mihrzad Joe Polish

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7: 30 BOOKS in 30 DAYS - My Lessons Learned  

The reason WHY I decided to read 30 books in 30 days. Yes, you heard me correctly. An entirely different book, every single day, for 30 days straight. You see, about two years ago, I wasn't complete fulfilled and in love with the person I was becoming. I found myself judging more than usual, drinking more than usual, eating crappier foods more than usual, and showing up for my self and others in a half-assed way (pardon my French.)

“When you have greatness inside of you but you aren't doing anything to pursue it, it can be a boring and lonely place. And when you are bored and lonely, you tend to fill your time with stupid things.”

It was time I started noticing the gap between myself and others (specifically my wife, who happened to be kicking ass in all aspects of life at this time.) After some mindless scrolling on Instagram (yes, guilty!) I came across Tai Lopez, the king of what I like to call “Bait-and-switch.” He has a knack for posting shiny things like cars, mansions, jets etc. to catch your eye and possibly even give you some mixed feelings about him as a person, but what he really is, is a freaking reading ROCKSTAR! Tai’s reading book club is larger than Oprah’s, from my understanding! WOWZA!

“I thought to myself, If this man has the time to read a book a day and still be successful, then #1 wow am I lazy and #2 this is something I can do too!”But, it doesn’t stop there. Find out how I gave back and my final donation to Make-A-Wish Foundation, in this episode! And, if you know what’s good for you, go ahead and follow my guy, Tai!

In this episode you'll hear about:

Reading Knowledge Showing up in Life Shortcuts Self Love Entrepreneur Greatness Empowerment Success Accountability Charity Foundation


Tuesday’s With Morrie – Mitch Albom The Legacy Journey – Dave Ramsey The Gifts of Imperfection – Brene’ Brown The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari – Robin Sharma How to Win Friends & Influence People – Dale Carnegie Entrepreneurial Strengths Finder – Jim Clifton The Four Agreements – Don Miguel Ruiz The Richest Man In Babylon – George S Clason Man’s Search for Meaning – Viktor E Frankl Lead Like Reagan – Dan Quiggle The Thank You Economy – Gary Vaynerchuk The Need to Say “No” – Jill Brooke Many Lives, Many Masters – Brian L Weiss The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho Leaders Eat Last – Simon Sinek The Starbucks Experience – Joseph A Michelli The Go Giver – Bob Burg The 7 Spiritual Laws of Success – Deepak Chopra The Science of Getting Rich – Wallace D. Wattles Whale Done – Ken Blanchard The Big Leap – Gay Hendricks How They Started – Carol Tice & David Lester Give & Take – Adam Grant The War of Art – Steven Pressfield Shark Tank Jump Start Your Business – Michael Parish DuDell What I Know For Sure – Oprah Winfrey The Blessed Life – Robert Morris Within – Dr. Habib Sadeghi Dare to Serve – Cheryl Bachelder The First Family Detail – Ronald Kessler The Bliss Habit E-Course: The Bliss Project Event:

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6: The King of FREE Media Spots, and WORKING With YOUR SPOUSE with Keith Miller  

Keith grew up in a Chicago suburb and attended college at Drake University when he landed his fist internship in radio at KISS FM in Chicago.

Since then, Keith finished school and moved to Cincinnati where he worked on a radio show that was heard in 15 different cities, daily. He got tired working for a large radio company and found an amazing job at Hubbard Broadcasting in Minneapolis, where he worked for 5 years. While in radio, Keith got to meet & hang out with big names like, 50 Cent, Nick Leshay, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Rob Thomas, Jewel and his date to the company Christmas party one year was the cast of the Real World Las Vegas!.

He fell in love, got a Bernese Mountain dog named Roxy, got married, and then Keith and his wife decided to open a doggy daycare in 2008… That was an instant success, and in 2011 they took another leap and opened Bubbly Paws which is a self-service dog washing/grooming salon which now has 3 (and growing) locations in the Minneapolis area. The focus of both businesses was to make sure they provided and amazing service, but also gave back to the pet community.

Keith and his wife are actively involved in the day to day operations of each business, and they now have a 13 month old son! Not feeling completely fulfilled in his radio career, Keith decided to take a leap of faith into something new. From radio DJ to business owner, him and his wife have made it successfully in the entrepreneur world.

“In radio, we would pre-record each episode. Basically all that did for me, was teach me how to be a great liar and BS my way through each day.”

Like many others who have dreams to start their own business, Keith’s biggest fear was failure. But with a year full of strategic planning, they finally decided to quit their mundane jobs and open a doggy daycare! Keith and his wife are the epitome of entrepreneurs. They first THOUGHT and VISUALIZED their dream, took MASSIVE ACTION even before they were ready, and finally made a dream their reality.

“Writing my first rent check for $10,000 especially during the recession and only having one client was scary, but you just need to do it!”

Having no idea where the business would take them today, they both still took the leap of faith, knowing there had to be more to live then their previous situation. Becoming insane with their marketing and advertising ideas, the doggy daycare has been mentioned even through Fed Ex’s National campaign and QuickBooks!

“We didn't just want to open a business, we wanted to give back and have fun with it!”

As we all know, having a successful business means having A1 customer service. Keith’s doggy day care has blown competitors out of the water, with their love for the customer and their pets (of course). With the natural drive for money, Keith’s passion has paid off, and then some!

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In this Episode You Will Learn About:

Entrepreneurship Business Business Ownership Radio Entertainment Franchises Pets and Animals Doggy Day Care Cliental Marketing Motivation Resources Mentioned:

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“I’ve always been told, “You can take the dollar and spend it or you can save it,” I always saved it.”

5: From FAMILY FARM to the BIG STAGES; The Man PAID to See the TRENDS in Business with Seth Mattison  

My interview with Seth today is basically just an inside look (listen) into our real-life daily conversations. Our double-date dinners and hangouts 100% of the time consist of business talk and motivational advice.

For those of you who are “new” to Seth, he is a jack of all trades. He researches, writes and speaks on workforce trends, generational dynamics and marketplace shifts. His work is truly phenomenal.

Just like us good-hearted, Mid-West boys, Seth comes from a rural town in Minnesota, raised on a 4th generational farm. He is the prime example of not judging a book by its cover. Now extremely well dressed and thriving in the big city of LA, Seth still reminisces on his upbringing and is “thankful everyday for where he came from.”

“I like to compare speaking to large crowds, to athletes. No matter how many games you have played in, you always have the pre-game jitters. The nervous excitement of wanting to do well.”

His business experience and speaking tips are invaluable, even for those of us who have been on a stage countless times but especially for those who haven't WANTED to be on stage, but have been too fearful to take the leap.

“Just remember to freakin’ have fun or else why are you doing it?”

He makes it clear how important it is to show up for yourself and for those you are trying to serve, every dingle day in some sort of way, whether it be large or small. He reminds us that you must put the work in, even when there is no fanfare so that it pays off when its time for the limelight. If you don't show up in the Spring and bust your butt in the Summer, there will be no harvest in the Fall. His advice is moving and should inspire enough to make anyone want to become their own entrepreneur. The freedom it brings is life changing…literally.

Seth also touches on the harsh reality (that we are all guilty of) of the time we spend consumed in social media or Netflix for example, when we could be focusing our attention and time on the things that will accomplish our goals and dreams.

“Love people, serve people, add value & have fun.”

Not only is he completely ingenious when it comes to business and entrepreneurship but is just an awesome and an amazingly well-redounded guy. I am honored to have interviewed Seth and to also call him a friend. The War at Work by: Seth Mattison Luminate (part digital magazine/part social network COMING SOON)

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Welcome to my new podcast, “For the Love of Money.” I’m here to share with you stories and tips on how to improve your money and your mindset.

Every episode will bring you a new twist on becoming unapologetically wealthy. It’s time for you to become smashingly successful so you can turn around and empower the world to do the same! There has never been a better time than now to take the opportunity and to make yourself into a success story.

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