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  • I’m glad to introduce to you our special guest, Ryan Coon. He is a co-founder and the CEO of Avail, an all-in-one software solution designed for do-it-yourself landlords. Before Avail, Coon was an investment banking associate at BMO Capital Markets.

    Ryan has a hardworking spirit, and together with his co-founder Laurence Jankelow, they developed the idea for their company on a napkin that now solves the needs of thousands of landlords. His goal is to help the real estate market to become as transparent and as efficient as the stock market is.

    Today, Ryan and I talk about his leap from the corporate world to his real passion in life. He also shares his advice on starting a new venture and communicating with investors.

    Episode Highlights:

    ● Redirection Towards Entrepreneurship [1:29]

    ● Tips for Career Change and Getting Into Business [3:50]

    ● What They Do at Avail [7:09]

    ● Tools You Can Find on Avail [12:01]

    ● Real Estate for First-Timers [13:20]

    ● Raising Capital and Growing Your Business [15:01]

    ● Book Recommendations [18:30]

    AND MUCH MORE!

    Resources Mentioned In This Episode:

    ● If you are a future or aspiring business leader who wants to achieve the next level of success in your profession, get started by getting my FREE video short course: The Secret to Unleashing Your Top 1 Percent.

    ● Learn more about Ryan, his team, and what they can do for you at www.avail.co. They also have articles, guides, and resources that you can check out!

    ● Connect with Ryan:

    o LinkedIn

    o Twitter

    ● Book Recommendations:

    o Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose by Tony Hsieh

    o Measure What Matters: How Google, Bono, and the Gates Foundation Rock the World with OKRs by John Doerr

    o Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike by Phil Knight

    Quotes:

    “Be creative. There are unlimited opportunities out there. You just have to be willing to go for it.”

    “The truth is overnight successes don’t really happen.”

    “There are some things that frankly as an entrepreneur, you do, and you don’t wanna do.”

    “Raising outside capital is not as glamorous as it sounds. It’s a lot like dating. Going on a lot of dates, you have to find the right match and the right chemistry. ”

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  • Servant leadership is the perfect balance between leader and servant. Last week, we brushed over servant leadership but in this episode, it's our main topic. We are joined by Stephen Shedletzky, the Head of Brand Experience and Igniter at Simon Sinek Inc.

    Stephen engages with people in meaningful ways so that we connect with depth and live in a more fulfilled world. With a knack for sharing the right words at the right moment, he delivers evidence-based content in a provocative, captivating, and light-hearted way.

    Feeling stifled on his corporate track, Stephen was struck by Simon Sinek’s vision of a more inspiring, safe, and fulfilling world. He joined the team in 2012. What started as a position answering fan emails, Stephen now leads Brand Experience and the team of Igniters to ensure every product and communication authentically reflects the organization’s most deeply-held beliefs.

    Listen as Stephen and I talk about leadership in general, finding your why, and applying the why framework in your organization. Lessons from this episode are of high value and importance, especially during these trying times. You don’t want to miss this one. Also, don’t forget to check out the resources mentioned in this episode to jumpstart your why and be your absolute best.

    Episode Highlights:

    ● Stephen’s Journey to a Leadership Career [2:58]

    ● Leadership During a Pandemic [7:20]

    ● Finding your Why: Great Advice for Leaders [11:00]

    o Components of a Why [12:45]

    o Applying the Why Framework [18:50]

    ● Three High-Profile Servant Leaders [20:30]

    ● Book Recommendations [26:30]

    ● Importance of Taking a Risk [30:36]

    o Stephen’s Email to Simon Sinek [33:03]

    ● Winning vs. Playing a Game to Keep Playing [36:11]

    ● Leading With an Infinite Mindset [40:28]

    AND MUCH MORE!

    Resources Mentioned In This Episode:

    ● If you are a future or aspiring business leader who wants to achieve the next level of success in your profession, get started by getting my FREE video short course: The Secret to Unleashing Your Top 1 Percent.

    ● Stephen guides leaders and organizations to adopt the mindset and actions needed to lead in the Infinite Game. Know more about him by visiting simonsinek.com

    ● With the right mix of passion and professionalism, Stephen was an obvious choice to narrate the audiobook for the 2017 best-seller Find Your Why.

    ● Check out these live online classes that may help you jumpstart your why.

    ● Check out the Start With Why Podcast which Stephen co-hosted and with more than 715,000 downloads in over 180 countries.

    ● Watch these powerful Simon Sinek’s TEDx Talks on leadership.

    o How great leaders inspire action

    o Why good leaders make you feel safe

    ● Connect with Stephen:

    o YouTube

    o Request Stephen Shedletzky

    ● Book Recommendations:

    o Start With Why by Simon Sinek

    o Find Your Why by Simon Sinek

    o The Infinite Game by Simon Sinek

    o Finite and Infinite Games by James P. Carse

    o Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl

    o Give and Take by Adam Grant

    Quotes:

    “Some organizations and people more see ‘leadership’ as a noun rather than a verb. I see leadership as doing what we can to serve those on our span of care.”

    “Capitalism works at its best when our organizations solve human needs, not just meet market opportunities.”

    “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” - Peter Drucker

    “When we have values and beliefs that drive us, it allows us to do things with human dignity.”

    “Our ‘why’ is our origin story. It’s who we are and who we are is where we come from.”

    “We benefit from the objective perspective of another because we could only be subjective with ourselves.”

    “A ‘why’ has two distinct components: contribution and impact.”

    “We often remark our remarkable things as quite unremarkable.”

    “You will only find your why when you want to find them.”

    “Leading with an infinite mindset is a lifestyle. It’s not a checklist.”

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  • Today, we are joined by a world-renowned coach, speaker, and author. Taking all lessons, mindsets, rituals, and routines that our guest picked up along the way from elite performers, Alan took the intentional pivot into the corporate space to teach the same principles to businessmen and women.

    Alan Stein, Jr. teaches proven strategies to improve organizational performance, create effective leadership, increase team cohesion and collaboration, and develop winning mindsets, rituals, and routines. A successful business owner and veteran basketball performance coach, he spent 15 years working with the highest-performing athletes on the planet (including NBA superstars Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, and Kobe Bryant).

    In his corporate keynote programs and workshops, Alan reveals how to utilize the same approaches in business that elite athletes use to perform at a world-class level. He delivers practical lessons that can be implemented immediately. The strategies from Alan’s book, Raise Your Game: High Performance Secrets from the Best of the Best, are implemented by corporate teams and sports teams around the world.

    In this episode, Alan and I talk about lots of basketball stuff. So, if you are a basketball fan and a businessman or woman, you are in for a treat! Alan shares remarkable habits of an athlete and a coach that are worth-emulating and applying into the corporate world. Tune in!

    Episode Highlights:

    ● Getting Into the “Arena”: Alan’s Journey to Being a High-Performance Coach [2:40]

    ● Coaching Soon-to-be Superstars [8:15]

    ● NBA Players Then and Now [10:00]

    ● Insights from “The Last Dance” Documentary [13:00]

    ● Comparing Michael Jordan vs. Lebron James [18:10]

    ● Emulating Remarkable Habits of an Athlete and Coach [21:20]

    ● Importance of Relationships in Sports and in Businesses [34:40]

    ● The Mindset of a Servant Leader [36:50]

    ● Book Recommendations [38:30]

    AND MUCH MORE!

    Resources Mentioned In This Episode:

    ● If you are a future or aspiring business leader who wants to achieve the next level of success in your profession, get started by getting my FREE video short course: The Secret to Unleashing Your Top 1 Percent.

    ● Alan is a world-renowned coach, speaker, and author. Know more about him and his strategies through this website: alansteinjr.com

    ● Grab a copy of Alan’s book, Raise Your Game: High Performance Secrets from the Best of the Best, to help you improve performance, leadership, and culture within your organization.

    ● Connect with Alan:

    o Email

    o Twitter

    o Facebook

    o Instagram

    ● Book Recommendations:

    o Toughness by Jay Bilas

    o Leading with the Heart by Mike Krzyzewski

    o The Gold Standard by Mike Krzyzewski

    o The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy

    Quotes:

    “Generally speaking, there are less gym rats today than there were 10 or 15 years ago.”

    “Kids and players today have so many things vying for their attention, social media being the major one.”

    “The NBA is entertainment. The goal of NBA is to put butts in the seats and to sell advertising on TV.”

    “The key to Kobe’s success is that he never gets bored with the basics. He always tries to master the fundamentals.”

    “Coaching is a relationship business.”

    “Any business starts as a relationship business.”

    “Your relationship with your employees and customers combined with the relationship you have with yourself is gonna dictate your long-term sustainable results.”

    “High-utility skills such are emotional intelligence and leadership are never gonna go out of style.”

    “If you are a CEO and you have a 100-person company, it is important to realize that you don’t have 99 people that work for you. You work for 99 people.”

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  • “My story starts with my parents. That is also where my success starts as well.” These are the humble words of today’s guest, Kevin Zhang.

    Kevin Zhang is a serial eCommerce entrepreneur and the CEO of Kreator eCommerce, a global eCommerce organization, including over 60 team members with facilities in 3 countries. Age 23, Kevin achieved acclaim in the digital strategy and eCommerce community for generating $20M in sales in his first year as an entrepreneur. Kevin was proclaimed the "eCommerce Rookie of the Year" by Affiliate World and is the youngest member of the Forbes Business Council.

    Aside from managing his business, Kevin is an active advocate for eCommerce education and has provided mentorship to thousands of students around the world. Kevin is determined to empower and inspire future generations of eCommerce entrepreneurs.

    In this episode, Kevin and I talked about building a massive online brand from SCRATCH. Yes, you read it right. This involves finding and hiring the right employees for your brand and then managing them effectively. We’ll talk about all of this in this episode jam-packed of information. Tune in!

    Episode Highlights:

    ● Kevin’s Journey to Success [2:35]

    ● Becoming the eCommerce Entrepreneur [11:10]

    ● Building the Kreator Consulting from Scratch [17:40]

    ● Tips for Effectively Managing Remote Employees [23:05]

    ● How to Find and Hire Your Ideal Virtual Assistant [33:55]

    ● Is Your Employee Ready to Be a Manager? [38:48]

    ● Book Recommendations [40:30]

    AND MUCH MORE!

    Resources Mentioned In This Episode:

    ● If you are a future or aspiring business leader who wants to achieve the next level of success in your profession, get started by getting my FREE video short course: The Secret to Unleashing Your Top 1 Percent.

    ● Are you interested in working or learning with Kevin? Get to know him and his work through his website: kevinzhang.com

    ● Learn strategies and methods on building massive online brands from scratch through this FREE training with Kevin Zhang.

    ● Learn more about eCommerce and what Kreator Consulting can do for you here.

    ● Check out Upwork, a platform that connects businesses of all sizes to freelancers, independent professionals, and agencies for all their hiring needs.

    ● Connect with Kevin:

    o LinkedIn

    o Facebook

    o Instagram

    ● Book Recommendations:

    o How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

    o Shoe Dog by Phil Knight

    o Contagious by Jonah Berger

    o Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

    Quotes:

    “My parents couldn’t give me much from the material perspective. But, they gave me everything from the values and mindset perspective.”

    “In 2018, fifty percent of all businesses had no online presence. The share of retail that was online was only 8%.”

    “I spend a lot of time and resources training and doing skills development for my employees.”

    “You have no clue until you actually ask.”

    “You should only spend your time doing the most high-value activity.”

    “You shouldn’t automate something you don’t understand.”

    “It’s gonna be tough in the beginning. You’re gonna make mistakes when hiring. It’s about hiring, training slowly and firing fast.”

    “The manager’s role is the most important role in an organization.”

    “The big pieces are proactiveness, and the desire to problem-solve.”

    “Every business is a people-driven business.”

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  • I’m pleased to welcome our special guest, Kirsty Verity. She is the CEO and Co-Founder of REAL Coaching.

    Kirsty radically changed her life as she transitioned from being a corporate marketing director to becoming an entrepreneur. After a 20 year corporate career, she now runs her own successful multi-million dollar Amazon business and co-founded REAL Coaching with Isaac Kuhlman, her beloved business partner. REAL is dedicated to coaching Amazon sellers to develop their businesses with the right strategies to achieve their freedom goals. They specialize in taking sellers who are stuck or plateaued in their business and breakthrough to reach the success that they desire.

    In this episode, Kirsty shares with us her journey of pursuing her dream lifestyle as she becomes a dedicated entrepreneur. It wasn’t an instant gold mine for her as a businesswoman, but the right decisions and a concrete action plan helped her reach the success she has today. Tune in with us to know more about starting a business and selling on Amazon.

    Episode Highlights:

    ● Kirsty Shares How and Why She Traded Her Corporate Job for a Chance at Entrepreneurship [2:51]

    ● Basic Do’s and Don'ts in Amazon Selling [12:31]

    ● Things to Keep in Mind as You Build Your Brand [15:35]

    ● Creating a Sustainable Business Around Your Lifestyle Goal [19:50]

    ● Tips and Strategies for New Entrepreneurs [30:42]

    ● A Quick Intro Into the Amazon Advertising Platform [34:50]

    ● Book Recommendations [38:27]

    AND MUCH MORE!

    Resources Mentioned In This Episode:

    ● If you are a future or aspiring business leader who wants to achieve the next level of success in your profession, get started by getting my FREE video short course: The Secret to Unleashing Your Top 1 Percent.

    ● Get to more about Kirsty and her coaching team at www.goteamreal.com. They have a blog as well as a podcast called Sprint to Profit for Amazon sellers.

    JungleScout is Kirsty’s recommended market research tool. It is an all-in-one platform for selling on Amazon.

    ● Connect with Kirsty:

    o LinkedIn

    o Facebook

    o Instagram

    ● Book Recommendations:

    o The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferris

    o The ONE Thing by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan

    o Ask by Ryan Levesque

    o The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod

    Quotes:

    “I actually had a year off. I actually got a camper van, went traveling around Australia like a little nomad before I actually got my job. That’s when I felt kind of the most content, the most kind of chilled, calm.”

    “I enjoy the challenge that I got from the corporate environment, but it started to become seemy, it started to become stressful. As you go up the ladder in the corporate environment or any job, you get to do less of the fun stuff, and you get to do a lot more of the crap.”

    “It’s not just about building another business; for me, it was more about having some kind of financial freedom and time freedom.”

    “If you don’t know what you’re aiming for, then you end up going around in circles.”

    “For me, I just need to focus where the people are. That could apply to any business.”

    “Focus on one channel that you have the most affinity with. Where do you hang out the most? That’s the area that you’re gonna understand the most first.”

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  • I’m geared up to welcome our guest for today, Justin Christianson. He is the Co-founder and President of Conversion Fanatics, a full-service conversion rate optimization company helping companies like Burt's Bees, RenewLife, PaleoValley, Lumber Liquidators, Ministry Of Supply and many more increase conversions and marketing performance by 30% to 1850%.

    As a former bull rider, Justin has always had a knack for accomplishing the impossible, and he is now solving one of the biggest problems facing marketing, which is conversion rate. He found early on in his career that split testing is the key component to helping clients connect with their audience, and this, in turn, has helped 200 of his clients generate over 100 million dollars in additional revenue.

    Aside from all this, Justin is also the number one best selling author of the Conversion Fanatic: How To Double Your Customers, Sales & Profits With A/B Testing, and he’s currently a contributor at Forbes.

    In today’s episode, Justin and I talk about digital marketing, conversion rates, and even psychology! He also shares with us his journey from network marketing to setting up his own business.

    Episode Highlights:

    ● Justin Talks About His Marketing Journey of Almost 20 Years and Shares Why Numbers Play an Important Role in His Work [2:23]

    ● Understanding Trends on Human Behaviour Through the Lens of Marketing [7:26]

    ● Do All Companies Care About Demographic Data?[12:50]

    ● Key Strategies for Businesses During and After a Pandemic [15:06]

    ● Actionable Marketing Strategies for Business Growth [23:28]

    ● Book Recommendations [26:58]

    AND MUCH MORE!

    Resources Mentioned In This Episode:

    ● If you are a future or aspiring business leader who wants to achieve the next level of success in your profession, get started by getting my FREE video short course: The Secret to Unleashing Your Top 1 Percent.

    ● Learn more about Justin and his company through their website conversionfanatics.com.

    ● Grab a copy of Justin Christianson’s book Conversion Fanatic: How To Double Your Customers, Sales & Profits With A/B Testing on Amazon. Backed up by real-world case studies, Conversion Fanatic shows you how to convert more website visitors into paying customers faster and at a lower cost than your competition.

    ● Connect with Josh:

    o Facebook

    o Twitter

    o LinkedIn

    o Instagram

    o YouTube

    ● Book Recommendations:

    o Playing to Win: How Strategy Really Works by A.G. Lafley and Roger L. Martin

    o Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert B. Cialdini

    o The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason

    o The Ultimate Gift by Jim Stovall

    o The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Miguel Ruiz

    Quotes:

    “I just like the psychology of what makes people tick.”

    “The numbers don’t lie if you're looking at the numbers from a right perspective.”

    “Everybody is in the people business.”

    “It’s understanding that trade-off, where you’re actually going, and who’s making the decision.”

    “The only two reasons why people buy is to avoid pain or gain pleasure.”

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  • Mental health has been a buzz word for the past few years as it should be. And to help reduce its stigma, we’ll be talking about it today with our returning guest, Mark Metry.

    Mark Metry is an emcee and TEDx Keynote speaker delivering mind-blowing talks centered around human potential, mindset, social anxiety, mental health, transformation and using podcasting/marketing to grow awareness & business and has spoken alongside Olympian gold medalists to Fortune 500 executives and has even hosted an event next to James Altucher and soon to be speaking next to Gary Vaynerchuk.

    Mark is also the host of the Global Top 100 podcast called Humans 2.0, featured by Forbes, NASDAQ, and Yahoo Finance as the "Top 21 Growing Podcasts you must listen to in 2019." Mark's show has been listened to over 10 million times and features the greatest leaders of our time and frequently converses with Billionaires, Professional Athletes, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists, and New York Times Bestselling authors exploring today's dynamic of the human experience in modern technological times of 2019.

    Listen as Mark and I discuss social anxiety, introversion, and many more bits surrounding it! This episode will also give you a background, and a peek on Mark’s writing process for his book, Screw Being Shy.

    Episode Highlights:

    ● Mark’s Journey on Living with Social Anxiety [4:20]

    ● Introversion vs. True Social Anxiety [6:00]

    ● Background and Writing Process of Screw Being Shy [17:30]

    ● Major Causes of Death Around the World [22:55]

    ● Importance of Eating a Healthy Diet (And Some Supporting Research Studies) [24:40]

    ● Serotonin and Gut Microbiome: The Brain-Gut Connection [28:34]

    ● Addressing Mental Health Issues from Various Standpoints [32:45]

    ● Most Basic Functions That Makes Us Human [40:10]

    AND MUCH MORE!

    Resources Mentioned In This Episode:

    ● If you are a future or aspiring business leader who wants to achieve the next level of success in your profession, get started by getting my FREE video short course: The Secret to Unleashing Your Top 1 Percent.

    ● Get to know more about Mark Metry through his personal website: markmetry.com

    ● In Case You Missed It: Mark joined us previously on the Top 1 Percent Episode 46: Breaking Free From Human 1.0 with Mark Metry

    ● Listen and subscribe to Mark’s podcast, Humans 2.0, a mental-health focused Global Top 100 Show for entrepreneurs about the modern technological context of our world and provided anyone with the full tools they need to develop themselves on a regular basis.

    ● Learn to manage your social anxiety by grabbing a copy of Mark’s book, Screw Being Shy

    ● Connect with Mark:

    o Facebook

    o Twitter

    o LinkedIn

    o Instagram

    Quotes:

    “It’s totally okay to be shy every once in a while. It’s a completely natural emotion.”

    “At least in America, Middle East, and Asia, Social Anxiety is the most common anxiety condition.”

    “Mental health is already a major stigma. For the average person who goes through these issues, it’s hard enough to talk about it.”

    “Most people today are using alcohol not to celebrate, but to medicate.”

    “The most frequent aisle where a child has a breakdown and start crying is the cereal aisle.”

    “Humans evolved to develop colored eyesight to find fruit in trees.”

    “Five to ten percent of serotonin is in our brain. Ninety to ninety-five percent is in the gut microbiome.”

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  • The use of artificial intelligence, or AI, has surged in the last five years and will probably continue to do so. But there’s another emerging technology that probably not a lot of people know about – that is blockchain.

    In this episode, we are lucky to be joined by Sami Rusani, the Chief Revenue Officer of ShipChain Inc., a blockchain technology company redefining the massive transport and logistics industry. Sam is a serial entrepreneur, blockchain advocate/investor, and talent manager; Sam has worked with some of the biggest brands in the world, such as Sony, Fender, Virgin, Universal Music, Ogilvy, Heineken, VISA, and Mercedes.

    With a deep dive into artificial intelligence and blockchain technology, Sam’s mission is to disrupt the old, change the world and make a positive impact while doing it.

    Sami lays down for us the fundamentals of blockchain and how it is driving the fourth industrial revolution. We also talk about the importance of planning and the role of the community in branding. Lots of nuggets here in this episode, so don’t miss out!

    Episode Highlights:

    ● Looking Back: Sami Shares His Story and Journey [2:30]

    ● Building a Globally Recognized Brand [15:25]

    o The 1/9/90 Model [18:20]

    ● The Role of Community in Branding [22:15]

    ● Three Important Keywords to Success [24:20]

    ● Creating a Dynamic Plan [30:12]

    ● How Blockchain is Driving the Fourth Industrial Revolution [34:05]

    ● Shifting to Artificial Intelligence [42:00]

    ● Book Recommendations [48:48]

    AND MUCH MORE!

    Resources Mentioned In This Episode:

    ● If you are a future or aspiring business leader who wants to achieve the next level of success in your profession, get started by getting my FREE video short course: The Secret to Unleashing Your Top 1 Percent.

    ● Get to know more about Sami Rusani through his personal website: samirusani.com

    ● Sami is the Chief Revenue Officer of ShipChain, Inc., where he helps companies who move a lot of product scale globally. Know more about ShipChain here.

    ● Connect with Sami:

    o Facebook

    o Twitter

    o LinkedIn

    o Instagram

    ● Book Recommendations:

    o Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

    o The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey

    o Trust Agents by Chris Brogan

    o Tribes by Seth Godin

    Quotes:

    “It really comes down to how you present yourself, your company, brand, or product by storytelling.”

    “It’s important to follow innovation as an entrepreneur today, or even as a human being.”

    “Reading is not enough. You’ve got to implement what you read.”

    “I don’t approach like a sales guy. I just approach like somebody who is curious.”

    “Branding consists of two very different and important parts: Brand Awareness and Brand Connotation.”

    “Create a great brand story that people want to hear.”

    “Don’t think that you can just go out and push your stuff onto people. That’s not branding, that’s poor-selling at best.”

    “Set realistic expectations.”

    “Don’t chase the dollar. Offer something of quality and have a long-term goal. Patience is key.”

    “You’ve got to constantly look at innovation, regardless of what you are doing.”

    “If you want to attract something, it’s all in your mind. You gotta have that mindset of attraction.”

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  • How does one get into consulting? Learn about the job and the hows of it from a real and successful consultant, Michael Zipursky.

    Michael Zipursky is the CEO of Consulting Success. He's advised organizations like Financial Times, Dow Jones, RBC, Omron, Sumitomo, and helped Panasonic launch new products into global markets. Still, more importantly, he's helped over 370 consultants from around the world in over 50 industries add six and seven figures to their annual revenues. He is one of the world's top authorities on growing a consulting business.

    His work has been featured in MarketingProfs, Institute of Management Consultants, Fox Business, Chartered Management Institute, Duct Tape Marketing, and Conscious Millionaire. He is the author of 5 books on consulting and business growth, his most recent the Amazon Bestseller The Elite Consulting Mind.

    Michael helps consultants attract more clients, increase their fees, win more proposals, and grow their business.

    In this episode, Michael and I talked about the Four Models of Consulting and the right path to take as a consulting beginner. He also gave excellent tips on how to jumpstart your career and how to increase your pricing! Tune in!

    Episode Highlights:

    ● Consulting: Definition and What People Should Think About It [2:55]

    ● Who Hires Consultants, and Why? [5:15]

    ● Story Behind Consulting Success [8:15]

    ● The Consulting Success System [11:35]

    ● Four Models of Consulting [15:30]

    ● Tips for Consulting Beginners [19:45]

    ● A Peek on The Elite Consulting Mind [21:52]

    ● Book Recommendations [34:25]

    AND MUCH MORE!

    Resources Mentioned In This Episode:

    ● If you are a future or aspiring business leader who wants to achieve the next level of success in your profession, get started by getting my FREE video short course: The Secret to Unleashing Your Top 1 Percent.

    ● Get to know more about Michael Zipursky and everything about consulting through his website: consultingsuccess.com

    ● Learn how to land more clients, increase your fees and win more proposals with this free 47-page Consulting Blueprint

    ● Are you an Early-Stage Consultant? Check out the Momentum Course, where you can find over 51 straight to the point consulting video training and more!

    ● Consulting Success offers the Clarity Coaching ProgramTM, a proven coaching program and framework for consultants to develop an optimized business model with clear messaging, premium fees, and a marketing system that generates ideal clients.

    ● Michael hosts The Consulting Success Podcast, where you’ll find interviews with high-performing successful consultants about proven principles, strategies, and mindsets to attract clients, increase your income, scale your consulting business and live a life of true freedom and meaningful success.

    ● Connect with Michael:

    o Facebook

    o Twitter

    o LinkedIn

    ● Michael’s Books:

    o Consulting Success

    o The Elite Consulting Mind

    o Profitable Relations

    ● Book Recommendations:

    o Straight-Line Leadership by Dusan Djukich

    o Rebirth by Kamal Ravikant

    o Am I Being Too Subtle? by Sam Zell

    o The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life by Alice Schroeder

    o Eat Their Lunch by Anthony Iannarino

    o Flip the Script by Oren Klaff

    o This is Marketing by Seth Godin

    o Linchpin by Seth Godin

    Quotes:

    “Consulting is providing advice and expertise to add value to another person’s or organization’s goals and problems.”

    “Complexity doesn’t scale well. Complexity just creates a lot of complexity.”

    “There’s a lot more room in the world for simplicity.”

    “Around pricing, usually, what holds most people back is not the lack of skill. It’s simply a belief that they can’t increase their prices, or if they do, they might lose business.”

    “The idea is you want to figure out a win-win where your client is going to have a significant return on their investment, and you get rewarded and compensated very well for that solution, expertise, and guidance to the table.”

    “Most consultants are perfectionists. They delay taking actions because they want things to be just right.”

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  • Get ready for a very inspiring story. We’re glad to have with us today, Josh Perry, a Pro BMX Athlete and a Multiple Brain Tumor Survivor.

    Josh Perry was born and raised on Cape Cod, MA, where he developed his passion for BMX bike riding. When he was 17, he moved to Greenville, NC to ride with the best riders in the world, including Dave Mirra, and pursue a career as a pro BMX athlete. In April of 2010, at the young age of 21, Josh underwent surgery to remove a brain tumor, taking up the entire left side of his brain and leading him to go blind. In November of 2012, he had Elekta’s Gamma Knife Radiation treatment to treat two areas of re-growth from the initial surgery.

    With his experiences with brain tumors and injuries, Josh became very passionate about learning about food and the correlation to our health and wellbeing, as well as sharing information with others in hopes of helping them become well.

    Today, Josh and I talked about his journey to becoming a BMX Athlete, and his experience in learning he has a brain tumor. What a strong and inspiring man he is! We also talked about food and nutrition, and his passion for helping others become well.

    Episode Highlights:

    ● Resilient Josh Perry: Pro BMX Athlete & Brain Tumor Survivor [3:38]

    ● Josh’s Post-Surgery Recovery [13:32]

    ● Gamma Knife Radiosurgery: Josh's Second Round of Treatment [15:38]

    ● Becoming Health Conscious [18:10]

    ● How to Test and Track Your Blood? [22:05]

    ● Simple Health Tips and Advice for Everyone [27:27]

    ● A Peek Through Josh’s Typical Day [30:15]

    ● Electrolytes and Exogenous Ketones [35:00]

    ● Book Recommendations [38:58]

    AND MUCH MORE!

    Resources Mentioned In This Episode:

    ● If you are a future or aspiring business leader who wants to achieve the next level of success in your profession, get started by getting my FREE video short course: The Secret to Unleashing Your Top 1 Percent.

    ● Get to know more about Josh Perry, his inspiring story of being a brain tumor survivor, and his eating habits through his website: joshperrybmx.com.

    ● Connect with Josh:

    o Facebook

    o Twitter

    o YouTube

    o LinkedIn

    o Instagram

    o Email

    ● Book Recommendations:

    o Grain Brain by David Perlmutter

    o The Ketogenic Bible by Jacob Wilson

    o Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

    o Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself by Joe Dispenza

    Quotes:

    “About 70-75% of our genes can be influenced with lifestyle.”

    “What we think, act, and what we consume affect our genetic makeup.”

    “When you get hit in the head, your glucose uptake in the brain for energy goes down. But, the transporters that shuffle ketones from the blood into the cells go up.”

    “It’s not diet. It’s a lifestyle.”

    “Part of the process is learning how to critique meals and snacks on the go so that way, you can live this lifestyle.”

    “When you are on a low carbohydrate ketogenic diet, you are reducing the amount of starch and carbohydrates in what you are eating. When that happens, your blood sugar levels start to lower to an optimal range. In doing so, your insulin levels start to level as well.”

    “Salt is your friend. If you don’t have enough, you can be insulin-resistant to some degree.”

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  • Our special guest for today is one of the world’s leading business thinkers, David Burkus. His forward-thinking ideas and bestselling books are changing how companies approach innovation, collaboration, productivity, and networking.

    As a skilled researcher and inspiring communicator, David’s award-winning books have been translated into more than a dozen languages, and his TED Talk has been viewed over 2 million times. By making cutting-edge organizational research accessible and applicable, he pushes audiences to reconsider how they work both individually and in teams and unlocks the methods top performers use to thrive at work and in life. A renowned expert, David’s writings have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, USAToday, Fast Company, and more.

    In this episode, David shares with us his in-depth knowledge of the world of networking. Regardless of what industry you belong to, I’m sure there’s a lot for you to gain as you tune in with us. Enjoy!

    Episode Highlights:

    ● How David Got Started with His Latest Book: A Friend of A Friend (3:19)

    ● More Than a Book on Advice (7:54)

    ● Understanding the Small World Effect (11:08)

    ● Weak Ties and Dormant Ties: What’s the Difference and How Can We Utilize Them? (17:03)

    ● Becoming a Super Connector (25:16)

    ● David’s Take on Email Introductions (29:34)

    ● The Socially Awkward Super Connector Adam Rifkin (34:36)

    ● Book Recommendations (36:40)

    AND MUCH MORE!

    Resources Mentioned In This Episode:

    ● If you are a future or aspiring business leader who wants to achieve the next level of success in your profession, get started by getting my FREE video short course: The Secret to Unleashing Your Top 1 Percent.

    ● Go to David’s site, davidburkus.com, to know more about him and get access to helpful resources.

    ● Connect with David:

    o Twitter

    o Facebook

    o LinkedIn

    o Instagram

    o YouTube

    o Instagram

    ● Book Recommendations:

    o Never Lose a Customer Again: Turn Any Sale Into Lifelong Loyalty in 100 Days by Joey Coleman

    o Business Model Generation by Alexander Osterwalder and Yves Pigneur

    o List of Daniel H. Pink’s Books

    Quotes:

    “As we say in the research world, advice is a sample size of one. What I’m looking for is much larger sample sizes so we can know what’s universally true.”

    “Your best strategy is to figure out where you are in the network of your industry, city, or wherever you are looking to have a little more success in. And then figure out where you want to be, who you need to be connected to, and what the right pathway there is.”

    “The most fascinating to me, in small-world networking, is if you have a Facebook account, you are 4.2 introductions away from anybody on Facebook. ”

    “Weak ties and dormant ties are the reason why the small world effect falls into place.”

    “Put in the work now, and it will be easier later.”

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  • If you could live or work anywhere, where would it be? Way back in 2007, Tim Ferriss popularized the digital nomad lifestyle through his book, the Four Hour Work Week. It helped to spawn a revolution of people freeing themselves from traditional work. One example is Johannes Voelkner.

    Johannes Voelkner is the Founder of the Nomad Cruise, where location independent entrepreneurs and digital nomads come together for a business conference on a cruise boat twice a year. After becoming a Digital Nomad in 2010, it was two years into that journey when Johannes realized that he definitely missed having like-minded people around him. So he took action and started to build the community that ultimately led to one of the largest digital nomad Facebook groups and the accidental creation of Nomad Cruise, which now attracts nearly 500 participants on each voyage and is one of the largest ‘workation’ events in the world. He is also the founder of Homebase Global, a travel community for remote workers.

    Listen and learn more about the emerging digital nomad lifestyle and the various nomadic hot spots all over the world. Tune in to find out if this lifestyle is fit for you! Enjoy!

    Episode Highlights:

    ● Johannes Journey to Being a Digital Nomad (2:50)

    ● Facebook Post to Nomad Cruise: Behind-The-Scenes Story (7:25)

    ● Becoming A Digital Nomad And Travel The World (11:00)

    ● Nomadic Hot Spots All Over the World (16:00)

    ● Design Your Life at Sea – Learn more about Nomad Cruise (20:40)

    ● Book Recommendations (23:30)

    AND MUCH MORE!

    Resources Mentioned In This Episode:

    ● If you are a future or aspiring business leader who wants to achieve the next level of success in your profession, get started by getting my FREE video short course: The Secret to Unleashing Your Top 1 Percent.

    ● Are you an aspiring digital nomad? Know more about the digital nomad lifestyle and Johannes through his website: nomadcruise.com

    ● Connect with Johannes:

    o Facebook

    o Instagram

    o LinkedIn

    Book recommendations:

    o The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss

    o Scaling Up by Verne Harnish

    o The Lean Startup by Eric Ries

    Quotes:

    “Being a digital nomad, or someone who combines work with traveling around the world is a really good way to fulfill your dreams.”

    “When you are traveling, you need to stick to your schedule or keep the same routine.”

    “Either you are becoming a part of a community, or you join the nomad communities where you actively meet other people around the world who are doing this as well.”

    “You can meet on one (1) cruise more people and make more connections than I did in four (4) years of traveling.”

    “You really need a community. You either need to be traveling with your partner, or you need to meet other people who are doing this as well; otherwise, this lifestyle can get very lonely quickly.”

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  • We’re glad to have with us today Joe Calloway, an expert on business leadership whose client list reads like an international Who's Who in business, ranging from Coca Cola and Delta Air Lines to Cadillac and American Express. Joe also works with small to mid-sized companies, including franchisees, medical practices, and a range of professional services groups.

    Joe is the author of Be the Best at What Matters Most and six other ground-breaking business books, including Becoming A Category of One: How Extraordinary Companies Transcend Commodity And Defy Comparison, which received rave reviews from The New York Times, Retailing Today, Publishers Weekly and many others. His newest book is The Leadership Mindset.

    Today, Joe and I talk about his transition from being a keynote speaker to becoming a top business consultant. Tune in with us as Joe also shares his fascinating insights that can enlighten anyone in the business world!

    Episode Highlights:

    ● How Joe Took a Turn on His Career Path [3:28]

    ● What You Can Do to Stand Out in the Marketplace You’re In [10:53]

    ● Joe Shares His 3 Customer Rules [13:27]

    ● Useful Tips from Joe’s 3 Core Concepts [21:13]

    ● Top Daily Goals Joe Strives For [29:25]

    ● Book Recommendations [33:22]

    AND MUCH MORE!

    Resources Mentioned In This Episode:

    ● If you are a future or aspiring business leader who wants to achieve the next level of success in your profession, get started by getting my FREE video short course: The Secret to Unleashing Your Top 1 Percent.

    ● Learn more about Joe and what he can do at your leadership meeting or strategic planning retreat through his website joecalloway.com. The site also features his life’s literary works!

    ● Connect with Joe:

    o Facebook

    o Twitter

    o YouTube

    o LinkedIn

    o Email

    ● Book Recommendations:

    o This is Marketing: You Can't Be Seen Until You Learn To See by Seth Godin

    o Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make the Competition Irrelevant by W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne

    Quotes:

    “I’m not a big fan of buzzers and bells to differentiate, anything that comes close to a gimmick, because those wear off.”

    “I don’t know what I’m selling until I know what they’re buying.”

    “If you can learn the difference between a distraction and an opportunity, that’s a big deal.”

    “If I’m doing the exact same thing today that I was doing a year ago, then I am, to a certain extent, irrelevant because everything changes all the time. I have to try and stay one step ahead of that.”

    “For me, a startup business, as much as anything else, is an information-gathering process.”

    “This is such a cliché, but it’s true now more than ever, you gotta be flexible, you gotta be willing to change.”

    “Information and ideas are everywhere, and if you’re not proactively going after them, then shame on you. It’s gonna hurt your business; it’s gonna hurt your career.”

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  • Our guest for today is Dane Maxwell. He wants you to ask yourself the question, “What have you always wanted to be?”. Dane loves to sing, and he pursued business after hurting his voice at the age of 21. He started 16 businesses, failed at 11, succeeded with 5, and helped create over 15 multi-millionaires from his training. Now, he continues to guide individuals in their own entrepreneurial journeys.

    In this episode, Dane talks about how he carved his path into the world of business. He even shares his 5 Question Process and tries it on me! Tune in with us as Dane shares more of his entrepreneurial insights that can help you improve your strategies.

    Episode Highlights:

    ● Dane Finds His Place in this World (2:09)

    ● The Right Mindset to Bring with You as an Entrepreneur (4:50)

    ● Starting Your Business with Happiness and Love (9:26)

    ● Some of Dane’s Most Successful Students (16:30)

    ● The 5 Question Process (25:05) 5 questions

    ● Dane and I Try the 5 Question Process (28:16)

    ● A Sneak Peak of Dane’s Upcoming Book - Start From Zero: Build Your Own Business & Experience True Freedom (47:34)

    ● What You Need to Get to That Million (51:25)

    AND MUCH MORE!

    Resources Mentioned In This Episode:

    ● If you are a future or aspiring business leader who wants to achieve the next level of success in your profession, get started by getting my FREE video short course: The Secret to Unleashing Your Top 1 Percent.

    ● Visit www.startfromzero.com/one for the exclusive excerpt access to Dane’s upcoming book! You can also preorder it here.

    ● Check out Dane’s SFZ Podcast and also learn about the DJP Framework at www.startfromzero.com.

    ● Connect with Dane:

    o Facebook

    o Instagram

    o Personal Website

    Napkin Finance: Build Your Wealth in 30 Seconds or Less by Tina Hay

    The Back of the Napkin and Blah Blah Blah: What To Do When Words Don't Work by Dan Roam

    ● As highly approved by Dane, head over to www.strategyzer.com to know more about their Business Model Canvas

    ● Dane’s categorized book recommendations according to your needs are all in here.

    Quotes:

    “I really struggled to belong in the world. I still do some days. When I found entrepreneurship, I really found a home.”

    “When you love people more than you ever thought you could, possible, it’s easily counterintuitive but very profitable thing to do.”

    “Becoming successful in business does not fix the sense of worthiness and significance.”

    “Love of money is a good thing; it’s the attachment that’s not.”

    “Technicians trade time for money, entrepreneurs trade time for ownership, equity, and freedom.”

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  • In this episode, we are joined by author, executive coach and keynote speaker, Jason Treu. Jason helps companies, executives, managers, and HR departments develop the highest performing and most engaged leaders, talent and teamwork. He helps people to gain self-awareness, to discover blind spots and identify past traumas that are hindering that leap from being a successful company.

    His bestselling book Social Wealth, has 50,000+ copies sold, 130+ five star reviews on Amazon, and #1 in four business and self-help categories. He also developed a game called Cards Against Mundanity that will help you build a strong foundation for your people and help them perform at their highest level.

    Listen and learn more about leadership, teamwork, and self-improvement! Find out the three questions to ask your team that will help you build trust which then leads to productivity. Enjoy!

    Episode Highlights:

    ● Story Behind Cards Against Mundanity - Teamwork & Culture Building Game (1:28)

    ● Key Concepts on How to Improve Trust Within a Group (11:30)

    ● 3 Questions to Ask Your Team (18:20)

    ● Jason’s View on Leadership (19:40)

    ● Finding Your Own Blind Spots and Negative Patterns (25:40)

    ● Book Recommendations (34:00)

    AND MUCH MORE!

    Resources Mentioned In This Episode:

    ● If you are a future or aspiring business leader who wants to achieve the next level of success in your profession, get started by getting my FREE video short course: The Secret to Unleashing Your Top 1 Percent.

    ● Know more about Jason through his website: jasontreu.com

    ● Grab a copy of Jason’s book, Social Wealth: How to Build Extraordinary Relationships By Transforming the Way We Live, Love, Lead and Network, #1 business bestseller to master your business relationships

    ● Download the game, Cards Against Mundanity, and get additional suggestions on how to continue building a high performing culture here.

    ● Watch Jason’s TedX Talk, How to Get CoWorkers to Like Each Other

    ● Connect with Jason:

    o Facebook

    o Twitter

    o Instagram

    o LinkedIn

    ● Book recommendations:

    o Insight by Tasha Eurich

    o Daring Greatly by Brené Brown

    o The Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown

    o The Power of Vulnerability by Brené Brown

    o Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...and Others Don't by James C. Collins

    Quotes:

    “Trust is the foundation for every relationship and every great team.”

    “Our world today is about the experiences that we share with other people and the words we use to describe them.”

    “Someone has to have your back for you to take a major leap of faith.”

    “Success and failure are on opposite sides of the coin when it comes to risk.”

    “The biggest fear we have with a group of people or an individual is disappointing them and letting them down.”

    “You want to have people who are honest and authentic and ask hard conversations with each other.”

    “To help you, they have to give you hard feedback.”

    “Understanding vulnerability, connection and belonging is the essence of leadership and being a great manager. If you can’t do those things, the rest won’t really matter because it would be very difficult to get people to perform on their top one percent.”

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  • This episode of the podcast features the Two-time Olympic Medalist, American Ninja Warrior, and now author, Jonathan Horton!

    For 28 years, Jonathan dedicated his life to the sport of gymnastics. Although he wasn’t the most talented child to ever walk through the doors of a training facility, he battled his way to becoming a champion on the collegiate, national, world, and Olympic stages, winning two Olympic medals at the 2008 and 2012 Olympic games. Recently, Jonathan wrote his first published book titled “If I had known,” which is geared toward young people with ambitious athletic and entrepreneurial goals.

    Trevor and Jonathan touch on Jonathan’s journey to becoming an Olympian. Some major takeaways from his story are not to give up and that success isn’t about how we start, but how strong we finish.

    Listen and learn why Jonathan says that he is “the most successful failure in the history of men’s gymnastics in the United States.” Tune in!

    Episode Highlights:

    ● Journey to Becoming an Olympian (3:48)

    ● Jonathan’s Claim to Fame (11:17)

    ● A Peek on Jonathan’s Second Book, Falling Forward (13:40)

    ● Jonathan’s Journey to the Olympics (14:55)

    ● On Being an Athlete and Entrepreneur (20:02)

    ● Behind the Scenes of American Ninja Warrior (21:45)

    ● How to Stay Fit? (25:20)

    ● Tips on Building Faith and Confidence in Yourself (29:35)

    ● Book Recommendations (34:00)

    AND MUCH MORE!

    Resources Mentioned In This Episode:

    ● If you are a future or aspiring business leader who wants to achieve the next level of success in your profession, get started by getting my FREE video short course: The Secret to Unleashing Your Top 1 Percent.

    ● Learn more about Jonathan through his website: jonathanhorton.net

    ● Get a copy of Jonathan’s book, If I Had Known: Life Lessons from an Olympic Pro Athlete. This is the perfect read for anyone wanting to see what it takes to be one of the best in the world.

    ● Jonathan’s second book, Falling Forward, is about his entire journey to the Olympics. Grab a copy now!

    ● Connect with Jonathan:

    o Facebook

    o Twitter

    o Instagram

    ● Book recommendations:

    o Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell and Patrick Robinson

    o How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

    Quotes:

    “Unfortunately, there’s a lot of people that think their talent will carry them to the finish line, and they don’t have a work ethic. So, they kinda phase-out.”

    “Often, you’d find people making it to the top, whether it is athletics or business, because of the time that they put in.”

    “Competitive athletics has a way of teaching you valuable lessons.”

    “Switch things up, or you’ll get burnt out, and you won’t work out anymore.”

    “It’s really hard to get into a routine and build confidence and faith in yourself if you can’t set a routine and commit to it every single day.”

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  • Did You Know? Gary Keller and Jay Papasan’s book, The ONE Thing, was supposed to be called The Success Habit. Know more about this best-selling book by listening to this episode!

    We are joined by Jay Papasan, a bestselling author and serves as vice president and executive editor at Keller Williams Realty Inc, the world’s largest real estate company. He is also co-owner and co-founder of several successful businesses, including KellerINK, Keller Capital, and, alongside his wife Wendy, Papasan Properties Group in Austin, Texas.

    Before Jay Papasan co-authored the bestselling Millionaire Real Estate series with Gary Keller, he worked as an editor at Harper Collins Publishers. There he worked on such best-selling books as Body-for-Life by Bill Phillips and Go for the Goal by Mia Hamm. The books he co-authored have collectively sold over 3.5 million copies. His most recent work with Gary Keller on The ONE Thing has sold over a million copies worldwide and garnered more than 500 appearances on national bestseller lists, including #1 on The Wall Street Journal’s hardcover business list.

    Listen and learn more about Jay’s best-selling books. PLUS, Jay shares some tips and strategies on becoming a real estate investor and evaluating real estate properties. Tune in!

    Episode Highlights:

    ● Jay’s Working Relationship with Gary Keller (2:40)

    ● Lessons from the Book, The ONE Thing (8:40)

    ● Book Recommendations for Business Leaders (11:35)

    ● Tips on Becoming a Real Estate Investor (15:30)

    ● How to Evaluate Real Estate Properties? (21:10)

    AND MUCH MORE!

    Resources Mentioned In This Episode:

    ● If you are a future or aspiring business leader who wants to achieve the next level of success in your profession, get started by getting my FREE video short course: The Secret to Unleashing Your Top 1 Percent.

    ● Know more about Jay and his speaking events through his website: jaypapasan.com

    ● Connect with Jay:

    o Facebook

    o Twitter

    o LinkedIn

    o YouTube

    o Instagram

    ● Jay’s Best-Selling Books:

    o The Millionaire Real Estate Agent by Dave Jenks, Gary W. Keller, and Jay Papasan

    o The Millionaire Real Estate Investor by Jay Papasan

    o The ONE Thing by Gary W. Keller and Jay Papasan

    ● Book recommendations:

    o The War of Art by Steven Pressfield

    o Managing Oneself by Peter Drucker

    o Positioning by Al Ries and Jack Trout

    o The Effective Executive by Peter Drucker

    Quotes:

    “If you are going to write a book as a businessperson, what problem are you going to solve for the reader, and what problem is it going to solve for your business? You need to be very clear on those two things.”

    “Identify the thing that matters most, and when appropriate, turn that thing into a habit.”

    “We could all spend more time on our priorities.”

    “If you are going to run a business, eventually, you have to be very effective at casting your mission.”

    “If you surround yourself with amazing people that are attached to the same vision, everything is easier.”

    “The way to get rich for sure almost always involves some sort of compounding where time is your friend.”

    “Research shows that about $75,000 to $80,000 of household income mostly go away.”

    “If you want a shortcut, you won’t learn.”

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  • It is never a mistake to start developing your leadership qualities as early as now. If you want to grow, by any measure, you’ll need to step up as a leader at some point.

    Today’s episode is all about leadership and who better to discuss it with than a retired military veteran with 24 years of distinguished service, Douglas Ward. During his time, he held numerous leadership roles to include instructor and manager of over 500 personnel. Additionally, Douglas was the Troop Chief for a hand-selected group of special communicators who supported and deployed into austere environments with Special Operations Forces.

    Upon retirement, he supported government agencies as a subject matter expert in non-standard communications and as a business development executive. These experiences have enabled him to pass on the knowledge and lessons of leadership under extreme conditions for companies needing management team building.

    “Your job is to stand up for your people. Back them up. Empower them to do their job.” This is just one of the many powerful messages Douglas has shared with us through this episode. Are you an aspiring leader? If so, then you don’t want to miss this episode!

    Episode Highlights:

    ● A Peek Into Anchor Strategies (2:45)

    ● Hands-on Leadership Strategies (4:55)

    ● Finding Your Employee’s Strengths and Weaknesses (10:08)

    ● Relaying Your Company’s Mission and Vision (16:45)

    ● Overcoming the Fear of Delegation (19:40)

    ● The Best Leaders are Relatable (23:19)

    ● Common Challenges in the Workplace and Tips to Overcome It (25:18)

    ● Book Recommendations (40:45)

    AND MUCH MORE!

    Resources Mentioned In This Episode:

    ● If you are a future or aspiring business leader who wants to achieve the next level of success in your profession,, get started by getting my FREE video short course: The Secret to Unleashing Your Top 1 Percent.

    ● Know more about Douglas and his leadership strategies and trainings through his website anchorstrategiesllc.com

    ● Connect with Douglas:

    o Email

    o Twitter

    o LinkedIn “If you are in business, you should be on LinkedIn.”

    o Instagram

    StrengthsFinder 2.0

    ● Book recommendations:

    o The Effective Executive by Peter Drucker

    o How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

    Quotes:

    “Body language and eye contact, those types of things are going to tell a different story than what you are being told.”

    “Look at your workplace as if it is a bookshelf. Every book on there is one of the team members. Every one of those books, you should have a better understanding, at least a little bit of a summary.”

    “If you don’t train them (employees) and invest in them, they’re gonna leave anyway.”

    “Your (company) vision should be not more than two sentences.”

    “Simplification is always more effective over the long term than complication.”

    “Be open. Be transparent. They are going to value that more than if you try to hide something on why you did something a certain way.”

    “People will hold their ideas if they feel that you are not gonna take their communications and take them seriously.”

    “There’s a lot of people out there who would take a job for $10,000-$15,000 less if they know they are at a place that’s making a difference and they are making a difference than going to a place and having to live in a toxic environment.”

    “If you want to be a good leader, you also have to be effective.”

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  • Today, we are joined by Jedidiah Collins. Before becoming a certified financial planner, Jed spent seven years in the National Football League (NFL) as a fullback His most prominent stretch is with the New Orleans Saint, playing three seasons. Now, he is geared towards empowering people as a behavioral coach.

    In this episode, Jed and I talk about his journey into the world of money and how he what drove him to create Rookie to Veteran. He also shares eye-opening insights, one of which is “I don’t believe in the words budget or retirement because those are limiting. If you wanna have an abundance mindset, you use cash management and you use freedom because those are truly objectives and choices and not destinations.”

    Episode Highlights:

    ● The Mission and Passion Fueling Rookie to Veteran (3:38)

    ● Jed’s Emotional and Life-Changing Journey throughout His NFL Career (8:18)

    ● The Game of Inches (13:12)

    ● Meaning Behind the Statement “Enjoy the Hunt” (20:07)

    ● The Inspiring Story of Erik Weihenmayer (24:45)

    ● The Lesson: Most Over Now (28:18)

    ● Book Recommendations (37:59)

    AND MUCH MORE!

    Resources Mentioned In This Episode:

    ● If you are a future or aspiring business leader who wants to achieve the next level of success in your profession, get started by getting my FREE video short course: The Secret to Unleashing Your Top 1 Percent.

    ● Know more about Jed and his training framework Rookie to Veteran through his website jedidiahcollins.com.

    ● Watch out for Jed’s upcoming book, Your Money Vehicle, which will be available by the end of February this year.

    ● Connect with Jed:

    o Facebook

    o Twitter

    o LinkedIn

    o YouTube (launching soon!)

    o Instagram

    ● Your Money Vehicle book by Jed, end of Feb

    ● Book recommendations:

    o The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle

    o Mind Gym by Gary Mack

    The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy

    The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson

    Start with Why by Simon Sinek

    Quotes:

    “You have to be a little crazy to chase a passion and take the leap of faith.”

    “Failure is temporary, failure comes and goes. It’s only really defeat if you let it. If you learn from it, failure is one of the greatest things, it gifts.”

    “At the end of the day, we’re not buying excuses. We’re not even buying promises. We’re buying outcomes. “Be A Pro” is the beginning of that.”

    “We all focus and fixate so much on the destination, we forget the journey. If you don’t enjoy the hunt, the kill rarely satisfies. ”

    “I don’t believe in the words budget or retirement because those are limiting. If you wanna have an abundance mindset, you use cash management and you use freedom because those are truly objectives and choices and not destinations.”

    “So often we got caught in the losses. A practice I implement with my daughters now is at the very end of the day, we’re laying in bed, and it’s “What was your favorite part of the day? Let’s talk about the win of the day, win of the moment”. Because if you’re not enjoying those, you’re gonna pass by and you’re gonna continually feel the grind and not the growth.”

    “Opportunity cost is not what you chose, it’s not the combination of things you’re choosing or the options out there, it’s what you gave up.”

    “As a very new business owner I need to continually look at what is my most and anything that takes away from that in the now is something I have to have confidence in doing.”

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  • John Mitchell’s 12-minute-a-day Think It, Be It technique is recognized today as the top practical application in the world of the legendary book, “Think and Grow Rich.” When he applied his technique and made it his new morning routine, it impacted his daily mindset and his life. John saw his income go up by 25 times, over what it was the prior 20 years. Also, he met his wife by doing this. The science behind John’s technique was profiled in a Time Magazine cover story. He also teaches this technique as a class at the University of Texas in Austin.

    In today’s episode, John and I dig deeper into his famous mental technique, the 12-Minute-A-Day Methodology. John tells us the story on how his life started to change as he turned 50. Listen in as he shares powerful insights on the factors affecting success and discover how you can effectively apply the change in your daily life.

    Episode Highlights:

    ● John’s Entrepreneurial Journey and Getting His Defining Moment at 50 (3:00)

    ● Putting Together the Practical Application of the Book “Think and Grow Rich”(10:02)

    ● Understanding the 12-Minute-A-Day Methodology (12:15)

    ● HOW the Methodology Works (18:06)

    ● WHY the Methodology Works (23:58)

    ● The 2 Scientific Discoveries That Affects A Person’s Achievement in Life the Most (31:28)

    ● Finding the Right Audience (42:48)

    AND MUCH MORE!

    Resources Mentioned In This Episode:

    ● If you are a future or aspiring business leader who wants to achieve the next level of success in your profession, get started by getting my FREE video short course: The Secret to Unleashing Your Top 1 Percent.

    ● Sign up for the FREE webinar, hosted by John, on www.theunfairedge.com and learn about the entrepreneur “success formula.”

    ● Check out John’s online course and coaching services at www.thinkitbeit.net, a human performance company for high achievers.

    ● See the legendary book for yourself: Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

    ● Connect with John:

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    o Email

    Quotes:

    “I realized if I didn’t start making over a million dollars a year, I’d never have that exceptional life that I’ve always dreamed of. It wasn’t so much [about] the money as much as it was creating freedom and that sense of accomplishment. ”

    “By applying science to my life for the first time ever, I was influencing my daily thoughts and actions. And clearly I was operating at a higher level than I ever had before.”

    ‘’In the book, it says there’s a secret for creating success. But the author is only gonna give you half of the secret. It’s on you to figure out the other half.”

    “The central concept that I uncovered was what you envisioned in detail on a daily basis is what shows up in your life.”

    “We live in this world of clutter, and we have so much coming at us that we don’t even recognize a profound when it hits us up the head. ”

    “What the book basically says is that you have to program yourself every day to override that innate programming.”

    “You’ve got to override that operating system that gears you to survival, and you have to do it every day.”

    “People are not used to influencing themself with repetition, only with logic. That’s why they’re great at influencing the intentions but not great at impacting what determines their success, which is their every day thoughts and ongoing actions.”

    “My take on the secret is you don’t just imagine what you want, and it magically appears. The missing part of the secret was yes, you gotta envision in detail what you want but more important than that, exactly how are you going to get it.”

    “We got strategies coming at our ears. What we need is to make those strategies show up in our thoughts and actions. That’s what makes this different than everything else in the success and human achievement field.”

    “Control itself is your everyday actions. Focus is your ongoing thoughts, and your ongoing thoughts determine your everyday actions.”

    “Success in life is way simpler than you think it is. When you feed yourself this immense amount of intention and clarity and feed that clarity to yourself every day, the magic happens.”

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