Episodes

  • Are you paying attention to what's really important? We spend our lives hustling daily to make money, and at times we neglect the thing that brings us the most joy and fulfillment. Money can buy us many things, but without connection and authentic relationships, happiness will always seem out of reach.

    Aaron T. Walker was a successful businessman, who spent most of his time making money. At the young age of 27, he sold his first business to a Fortune 500 company. But one day Aaron arrived home with his pockets full of money and a house full of strangers. That was the day he almost lost his family. Aaron soon realized that his relationships needed to take priority and took action.

    “If you make relationships paramount, the money will come as a result of pouring into other people.” – Aaron Walker

    Aaron has inspired many through his leadership, mentorship, and consistent pursuit of excellence. He has even founded more than a dozen other companies over the past 41 years, including Iron Sharpens Iron and The Mastermind Playbook. Today, Aaron continues to reach new heights and broaden his perspective of the terrain by examining his experiences and growing from them.

    On this episode of the #IAmMovement podcast, Aaron and I discuss how a mastermind group can escalate your success, the key component to living a fulfilled life, and why isolation is the enemy to excellence

  • Do you use past life events to fuel your fire? Everyone alive today has lived through an extreme emotional event. Some come out stronger and with a sense purpose, while the others play the victim. It’s your choice whether you use an extreme emotional event to fuel your fire, or to extinguish it.

    At his core, C-Roc is a grinder – he’s a guy who had a fire lit in his heart at an early age after his hero gave up on him. That fire led him to inspire others to see the greatness inside themselves using past life events to fuel their ambition.

    C-Roc’s passion is truly helping others. Whether it’s his employees, partners, real estate agents, or anyone else looking to better their business, personal life, or mental game, C-Roc always is up for the challenge. He has spoken in front of thousands of real estate agents, showing them how to grow their business. He dives deep into his past during these talks to show how you can feed off good and bad experiences. Today, Michael “C-Roc” Ciorrocco is a motivator, facilitator, dynamic public speaker, a fierce friend, and coach.

    On this episode of the #IAmMovement podcast, Mike and I discuss why it’s okay to be obsessed with success, how you can use emotional moments as motivation, and why you shouldn’t feel embarrassed to acknowledge your achievements.

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  • What’s a “good” life to you? We’re programmed to think a good life entails getting a college degree, a decent job, a family, and a home. What we don’t realize is that most people with a “good” life are stuck inside a cubicle most of the day, trading time away from their families for money. So, is “good” really good enough?

    Mike Sjogren did all the right things. He got the grades, the degree, and a decent job. He had a good life. It all changed when Mike’s son was born with a health condition. Having to trade time away from his family for a paycheck to pay the bills, Mike soon realized that something would need to change. That’s when Mike and his wife, Krysten, went on to create Occupied, LLC, a national short-term rental management company in 2017 as a vehicle to build passive income. A mere 18 months later, their short term rental portfolio replaced their income, and Krysten and Michael both left their corporate jobs. Today, Mike is a husband, father, investor, entrepreneur, CPA, author, speaker, instructor, and short term rental expert.

    On this episode of the #IAmMovement podcast, Mike and I discuss why he became The Airbnb Guy, how the accountability group M1 changed Mike’s life and his identity, and why you need to be 100% fully committed in order to reach your goals.

  • Ask yourself, “What am I worth?” Do you have a hard time answering that question? Sometimes we don’t know our true worth because it’s constantly being defined by other people.

    As a widow and single mother, Denise Liebetrau used to struggle with this question. On top of managing a life with kids and a demanding career, she found herself working her way up the corporate ladder. But Denise — no longer wanted to be constrained by other people’s definition of who she is and what she could contribute. After struggling to define her worth and who she is, Denise gained clarity and opened her highly successful business, Prosper Consulting. Today, Denise wants to serve a broader community of business leaders with her expertise so they can increase their profit, impact, and financial freedom.

    On this episode of the #IAmMovement podcast, Denise and I discuss ways in which we can build up our self esteem and our core values, how we can master our mindset, and the steps we can take towards defining our identities.

  • When you look in the mirror, who do you see? Do you see the BEST you? Self-improvement can be an uncomfortable process, intertwined with failure in the pursuit of our goals. But failing is part of what helps you to become the very BEST you.

    After a self-proclaimed struggle with networking, Jeremy Ryan Slate stuck with his journey of self-improvement and struck gold with his Create Your Own Life Podcast, which has been downloaded over 2.5 million times. Alongside a multitude of amazing stats, he was ranked #1 in the business category and ranked #78 in the Top 100 on iTunes. Now, Jeremy and his wife, Brielle, help leaders use the power of podcasts to change the world with Command Your Brand Media.

    On this episode of the #IAmMovement podcast, Jeremy and I discuss how networking can be a learned skill through trial and error, why failure is such an important step in growing and learning, and the main reason why so many people won’t try to self improve.

  • How do you handle rejection? Most people see rejection as a personal attack, failure, or loss, while the people who always come out on top see it as an opportunity for self improvement. The question is, which one are you?

    At age 22, Michael Altshuler started a copier company that would go on to become a multimillion-dollar business. After selling the company to multibillion-dollar industry giant IKON Office Solutions in 1997, Michael relocated to Florida and embarked on his new career as a motivational speaker and sales consultant. Over the next 20 years, he embarked on several other ventures. Some were successful, and some were not . . . in fact, Michael faced rejection many times. But all of his experiences shaped who he is, what he does, and how he helps.

    At heart, Michael is a game-changer who wants to leave the world better than he found it by positively impacting individuals and businesses along the way.

    On this episode of the #IAmMovement podcast, Michael and I discuss how crucial it is to start small, gain confidence, and build momentum. We also discuss how clarity will help you take those initial steps towards your success and how we can learn how to handle rejection. Listen in as we reveal the power of influence.

  • If you’re not happy it's because you’re not serving others. We have the ability to impact the lives of those around us, to bring joy, love, encouragement and change. Whether it's the 10 closest people you know or people from every country and nation. Each and every one of us has a gift, a story, an experience or wisdom that we can use to change the lives of our neighbours. The question is: Are you fulfilling your purpose and sharing your gift?

    Evan Carmichael believes in entrepreneurs. At 19, he built and then sold a biotech software company. At 22, he was a venture capitalist raising $500k to $15M. He now runs a YouTube channel for entrepreneurs with over 2 million subscribers and 300 million views, wrote 4 books, and speaks globally. Forbes called him one of the world's top 40 social marketing talents. He's set 2 world records, owns Canada's largest salsa dance studio and has a giant Doritos bag in front of him all day long to remind him that he's stronger than the Doritos.

    On this episode of the #IAmMovement podcast, Evan and I discuss The world’s number one problem, why we are privileged to have the opportunities of today and how providing people with value will accelerate your success.

  • There are two types of people, those that thrive in times of uncertainty, and those that hide away and hibernate. COVID-19 has left us all with massive amounts of uncertainty for our futures. It’s up to you to decide what you do with this opportunity.

    Nick Bradley is a business scale-up specialist, helping entrepreneurs grow their business to create freedom, build wealth, achieve their mission, and live life more on their terms.

    He is the founder of The Fielding Group and he works with Private Equity firms across the UK and the US. Nick is also the host of the UK's #1 Business Podcast on iTunes - "Scale Up Your Business". His mission is to help bring entrepreneurial skill-set and mindset to people all over the world as a driving force of progression and prosperity. Nick is a dedicated family man who has a strong background in physical fitness, having completed 67 marathons and 24 ultramarathons worldwide.

    On this episode of the #IAmMovement podcast, Nick and I discuss:

    How to get the most out of the COVID-19 situation that we face The biggest mistakes made by entrepreneurs The power of gratitude And much more!
  • Are you afraid of failure? Sometimes, all the tools we need for success are right in front of us, but we’re so obsessed with failing that we hold back and miss out on golden opportunities. Life will throw challenge after challenge at us, and if we don’t fight tooth and nail to overcome our fear of failure, the success we desire will always be out of reach.

    Nick was born with Hanhart syndrome, a rare birth defect that left him with no legs, an undeveloped right arm, and a left arm with one finger. Doctors told his parents that his mobility would be limited. Despite all of this, Nick is constantly defying the odds. He is a bestselling author, world renowned keynote speaker and a professional model/bodybuilder. He is using his challenges to inspire others to push beyond their limiting beliefs and live a life that has NO LIMITS.

    On this episode of the #IAmMovement podcast, Nick and I discuss how embracing failure is a key point in achieving massive personal growth, the importance of persistence in achieving your goals, and why we should focus on our strengths and outsource our weaknesses.

  • Are you letting the judgements of others hinder you from achieving your goals? Self empowerment is one of the key qualities that many successful entrepreneurs have. Remember that you determine your success. It’s time to take ownership of your decisions and create a brighter future for yourself!

    Anik Singal is the Founder and CEO of Lurn, Inc. Having trained over 300,000 Entrepreneurs all over the World - he is recognized as one of the World's Top Entrepreneurship coaches and is on a mission to empower more than 1,000,000 Entrepreneurs. Anik is also incredibly passionate about giving back. For nearly two decades, he has played a major role in building schools around the world. He dreams of providing education to those who are not currently receiving it.

    On this episode of the #IAmMovement podcast, Anik and I discuss limiting beliefs and the effect it has on our success, how self empowerment is a key component in growth and how going back to the basics can be a crucial decision in our businesses. Join in as we learn about the Simple Formula to Success.

  • Are you spending your time on what's really important? Understanding the value of time can be a difficult thing to grasp. We all want more of it, but we’re only given a certain amount of it each day. How much of your time is invested in building financial freedom?

    By age 24, Mike founded his first construction company in the hopes of finding financial freedom. He went from working 90 hours a week and missing out on important events with his family, to starting a construction company that scaled quickly (with more than 100 employees!). He sold his company at a $12 million valuation, making it onto the Inc. 2009 “2500 Fastest Growing Companies in America” list. Today, Mike is an investor, speaker, podcaster and founder of Investing for Freedom. Mike helps busy professionals and business owners find true freedom to live their best life.

    On this episode of the #IAmMovement podcast, Mike and I talk about the importance of managing your choices, where our worth really lies, and the value of knowing what you really want. Listen in to discover the tips and tricks behind building financial freedom.

  • How stable is the foundation for your business? Growing a business takes time and dedication. Without a solid foundation, it’s easy for everything to come crashing down.

    “You want to go to college, get a good job, and climb the corporate ladder.” That’s what Paul was told before starting his career in the banking industry. However, it didn't take long for Paul to realize that “having a job isn't as safe as everyone says it's gonna be.” Today, Paul is a business owner and coach, helping companies systematize their work so the owner can step back and build a life that they love.

    On this episode of the #IAmMovement podcast, Paul and I talk about the key components in expanding a business, and some of the speed bumps that you can expect along the way. Listen in for the ultimate guide in business expansion.

  • If you got knocked down, would you get back up? Adversity tends to strike when we least expect it, and kicks us when we’re down. It takes an enormous amount of strength, determination and most importantly, courage to get back up and say: “I won’t stop until I win”.

    After experiencing his positive outlook on life, it’s hard to believe that Jose Flores is bound to a wheelchair. Being born with a neuromuscular condition, Jose was told that he wouldn't make it through his teenage years. Despite the hardships that life threw his way, Jose decided to keep on fighting, keep moving forward and go after what he wants. Today, Jose is an Entrepreneur, International Speaker, Best Selling Author, Husband, and a loving father.

    On this episode of the #IAm Movement podcast, Jose and I talk about the difficulties that life can bring and how to overcome them, the power of having mental toughness and resilience, and how, with courage and sheer determination, you can achieve anything you set your mind to. Join in to discover the power of positivity.

  • What would it take for you to live your best life? We do our best to connect, but the world we live in surrounds us with stress and confusion almost daily. It begs the question — how did the most joyful among us get (and remain) that way?

    Although it's difficult to tell from his sunny disposition, Preston Smiles fought through a troubled upbringing and plenty of unhealthy self-talk to be where he is today. Now, Preston spreads love, clarity, and effective business practices as a leader, coach and mentor to others.

    Through his career speaking online and at in-person events, including the Bridge Experience, it is Preston’s mission to empower, inspire and ignite radical growth through love.

    On this episode of the #IAmMovement podcast, Preston and I trade thoughts on the different paths we take as we shape our identity and the four vital parts that make up our humanity. We also discuss strategies for pushing past bad habits and knee-jerk reactions in order to cultivate a healthy, positive, and impactful presence on the planet. Join in to center your identity in love - what we believe is the key to happiness.

  • You’ve probably heard it said that we, as humans, don’t know what we have until it’s gone. And that’s true, isn’t it? We overlook the good things we receive or grow bored of them quickly. But when we nurture a worldview and an internal sense of gratitude and real value, our lives become even fuller and more fulfilled.

    After transitioning from military service to life as a civilian entrepreneur and businessman, Wally Carmichael found himself chasing success in a lot of misguided ways. One moment in paradise changed all of that, and Wally began to put his focus on gratitude, abundance, and re-organizing his priorities to focus on his family. He founded the Men of Abundance podcast to help guide others to a similar mindset and continues to teach through the show and through coaching.

    On this episode of the I Am Movement podcast, Wally and Rock discuss actively practicing gratitude for what we have and all the good things that come when we do, the importance of recognizing your natural strengths while learning to understand (and even adopt) different ones, and creating a mindset of abundance in a world that emphasizes scarcity. Listen in to open your mind to the overflow of good things in your life.

  • Our popular media holds up actors, models and musicians as the happiest, most glamorous members of our society. We imagine that they must have the perfect life. But all the money and attention in the world can’t fill you up if you’re unsure of your own identity.

    After a career in the spotlight as a supermodel, Lucia Giovannini recognized that there were holes in her life that were too big to patch up with expensive vacations and shopping sprees, so she set out to create an identity that felt more genuine. Now, Lucia is the internationally acclaimed author of A Whole New Life, a transformational speaker and Fire-Walker trainer, and she shares her wisdom with anyone who has yet to step into their own joy, confidence and power.

    On this episode of the I Am Movement podcast, Lucia and Rock explore the methods we use to cope when we’re not living in our true identity, how we grapple with - and take control of - change in our lives, and the specific puzzle pieces we need to transform into who we are meant to be. Listen in for a dose of strong wisdom and peaceful positivity.

  • When was the last time you looked at someone speaking on a stage or teaching online and thought, “I wish I were as smart as them”? Most of us have, but what many of us don’t tend to realize is that those gurus have no real edge that we don’t. We just haven’t tapped into ours yet.

    Jonathan Levi admits that he harbors a deeply-rooted obsession with learning. Although shy and unsure of himself growing up, once he put himself in tune with the unique ways that he learns, Jonathan became unstoppable. These days he teaches others the techniques, science and philosophies behind effective, insatiable learning through his online platform, SuperHuman Academy, the accompanying podcast and his book, The Only Skill That Matters.

    On this episode of the I Am Movement podcast, Rock and Jonathan delve into proactively becoming the kind of person who wants to achieve what you want to achieve, building a business that serves and sells, and how passionate, radical curiosity – paired with the right strategies for learning – can shift your identity in any way you choose. Join the conversation and learn to take advantage of your brain’s natural talents.

  • How do you take charge of who you are? Do you have habits and rituals to give you the perspective you need to shut out the world and pursue your own identity and happiness?

    Mark Metry knows the labels he faces as a young man of 20, but he’s breaking them all down on a mission to spread wisdom, positivity and full transparency to anyone who’s discouraged by the “perfect” lives they see. Currently, Mark lends his voice and his wisdom to the Humans 2.0 podcast, and he has been featured in Forbes as a TEDx speaker.

    On this episode of the I Am Movement podcast, Rock and Mark lay down insight on the divide between generations and the learning curve each one faces, strategies for gaining perspective when life gets overwhelming, and why talking to yourself should be like talking to your best friend.

  • If someone asks, “Who are you?”, the answer seems simple, right? You probably don’t have to think about it too hard. But do you know why you answer the way that you do – and do you wish the answer was different?

    Michael Woodward is a speaker who dedicates himself to teaching others, through lessons on faith and entrepreneurship, to stand in their worth, creativity and value. He continues this work as well through the JumbleThink podcast.

    On this episode of the I Am Movement podcast, Rock and Michael sit down to discuss the recipe for shaping a healthy identity with mentorship, introspection and your own natural talents, the difference between an identity built for others and one built only by you, and how understanding all these things in order to construct a self-image, a lifestyle and a lasting impact that fills you up and radiates joy. Join the conversation to change your reality for the better.

  • What’s your source of power? A lot of us tend to stay inside the box we’ve been building since birth – but when you cultivate a perspective that allows you to live with intention, evaluate what you strive for and remain secure in the energy you’re blessed with, you’ll find that the world is yours.

    Melissa Krivachek is an author and consultant with accolades ranging from international best-seller lists to Forbes and Inc Magazine. She pours her passion into re-energizing the top 1% of businesses and entrepreneurs to help them reach unimaginable heights.

    On this episode of the #IAmMovement podcast, Rock and Melissa discuss what it means to cultivate the energy you put into the world and exist as a force of life, what we pick up from our upbringing and how to put it behind us, and how to recognize our relationship with money as we care for our individual hierarchy of needs. Listen in for hidden gems you won’t hear anywhere else.