• 71: SUCCESS HACK! Connect More People

    · 00:07:06 · For The Love Of Money Podcast | Business | Philanthropy | Entrepreneur | Lifestyle and Success with Chris Harder

    Over the last couple years, taking a cue from my friend and mentor, Lewis Howes, I’ve made it my own personal mission to connect as many people as possible. Once you see that it’s a gift to connect two people who need each other – it’s a no brainer. So how do you go about connecting people? First off, when you meet new people or even when you’re talking to an old friend, get present and LISTEN! I know it sounds simple, but by really tuning in and learning what their goals are or what they’re passionate about, you’re able to connect them with others who have an expertise in an area they need help with or maybe they know someone who does. I’ve started making mental notes of everyone I talk to and lately, I’m able to connect them to someone else who can help them immediately. And it feels amazing! Not only do I get to have a hand in the magic, but often times the favor is returned down the road.  “The more people you can help with their dreams, the more they’ll help with yours.” Of course this isn’t the driving reason to do this, but it is incredible what happens when you find the right people, your tribe, to accelerate your journey or find shortcuts. And we all know how hard it can be to find the “right” people. With 2018 just around the corner, I challenge you to make an intention to ask what people are up to and connect more people. Make it your new addiction to become an ultimate connector. Are you in? In This Episode You Will Learn: Why it’s so important to find your people or your tribe How connecting more people can lead to more success for you How to be a better listener Resources: For more stories and tips on becoming unapologetically wealthy, follow me @Chriswharder on Instagram and check out fortheloveofmoney.com.

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  • 70: The PERFECT DAY Formula for Entrepreneurs with Craig Ballantyne

    · 00:52:22 · For The Love Of Money Podcast | Business | Philanthropy | Entrepreneur | Lifestyle and Success with Chris Harder

      After having a conversation with my guest, Craig Ballantyne, it’s hard to believe that he once struggled with crippling anxiety despite living “the life.” It’s what he likes to call the “paradox of freedom.” He had the freedom, but was still trapped when it came to having panic attacks. Sometimes his attacks came out of nowhere and other times they were predictable (drinking excessive amounts of caffeine or alcohol). He knew it was time to do something about them, however, when he had an anxiety attack for nearly six weeks straight.   Having since gotten a handle around his anxiety, Craig now enjoys sharing his story to help others work through theirs. And because we talk a lot about gratitude in this podcast, I love that one of his biggest tips is practicing gratitude and helping others daily.   Craig’s transparency in this interview is invaluable and I hope that if you or someone you know suffer from anxiety that you discover some helpful tools to help you control them moving forward.     --   Question Highlights: What was your upbringing like and how did it lead to your success and the epic knowledge you have today? What did you do to overcome your anxiety/panic attacks? Have you seen a trend among your clients of anxiety holding them back? How have you done well in both personal training and business? What is The Perfect Day Formula? Do you find that you have clients who sacrifice happiness at home for a thriving business? What would be better to start with – your book or The Perfect Day Kit? What role has generosity played in your success? What is one of your all-time favorite moments of giving? And more…   In This Episode You Will Learn:   How Craig overcame is struggle with anxiety and panic attacks Why anxiety is like a black box How gratitude, generosity and helping others has aided Craig in coping with anxiety Why we shouldn’t suffer in silence The importance of having good mentors Why you must figure out what moves you ahead toward your legacy in life – professionally and personally How the Three Cs help you establish rules for your life How your values drive anything you do Why it’s essential to prioritize your values And so much more…   Craig’s Thoughts…   “Everything is a learnable skill.”   “At the root of anxiety is self-doubt.”   “Admitting a weakness is a strength.”   “It wasn’t the law of attraction; it was the law of action attraction.”   “You can attract great opportunity into life when you do the work.”   “Control what you can. Cope with what you can’t. Concentrate on what counts.”   “When your actions are misaligned with your goals it causes internal stress in us.”   “If you want to do great things, you have to do fewer things.”   -- Author, trainer and coach, Craig Ballantyne is a Productivity & Success Transformation Coach from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He is the author of The Perfect Day Formula: How to Own the Day and Control Your Life — and his brand-new book, The Great Cardio Myth, debunks all the untruths you've been told about cardio being a silver bullet for weight loss and heart health. Craig has been a contributor to Men's Health magazine since 2000, and his articles have also appeared in Women’s Health, Oxygen, GQ, Maxim, National Geographic, Men’s Fitness and Muscle and Fitness Hers, amongst many others. His articles have also been featured on Inc.com, LifeHacker.com, and Telegraph.co.uk. In 2001, he created the popular home workout program, Turbulence Training, and in 2013 he created the Home Workout Revolution bodyweight exercise program. Over 100,000 men and women have used his 6 Minutes to Skinny weight loss system since 2014.  Craig is also the founder of the Certified Turbulence Training Program, certifying trainers from all corners of the globe. He holds an annual Turbulence Training Summit for fitness experts to become better trainers and get more clients so they make more money and live the Perfect Life. Craig has had to overcome many obstacles on his journey to success, and his toughest battle was fighting crippling anxiety attacks. He finally discovered how to beat them with his 5 Pillars of Transformation, and today Craig shows men and women how to use the 5 Pillars to do everything from losing 10 to 75 pounds, getting a raise and making more money, to finding the love of their life, and overcoming any obstacle in the way of success.   Resources:   Email: craig@godfather.com   http://craigballantyne.com IG: @realcraigballantyne Twitter: @realcraigballantyne   --   For more stories and tips on becoming unapologetically wealthy, follow me @Chriswharder on Instagram and check out fortheloveofmoney.com.

  • 69: The REAL Gift of Being Rich

    · 00:08:30 · For The Love Of Money Podcast | Business | Philanthropy | Entrepreneur | Lifestyle and Success with Chris Harder

    What’s the real reason you want wealth? The power, the “things” or the social standing? While all those things are great here’s my thoughts on being wealthy just to be wealthy.   “Don’t get rich just to get rich because you won’t feel any different than you do today.”   Get rich for the gift of who you become during the process to get there. Money isn’t going to make a lick of difference unless you change who you are. Now don’t get me wrong – I’m sure you’re an amazing individual already – but we’re looking for the upleveled version of you.   “The wealthy you should be an enhanced version of what you are today.”   You have to grow new strengths, be more open, expand your network and people and become more giving. After all, the more you give, the more you get, right?   “In order to really grow wealthy, you need to really grow.”   Yes, that means you need to be more consistent and more disciplined. But it also means – and here’s the kicker – you need to be more caring!   “Becoming wealthy is really a side effect of solving more peoples’ needs than you are today.”   How will your money make someone’s life better? Most of the successful people I know and hang around don’t talk about their wealth or all the things they have. Instead they talk about the impact they’re making and who they want to help next. It’s not about what you get back.   Becoming the enhanced version of yourself is THE ultimate gift because it’s about the person you get to be as you make your way through this life. The money and possessions are just the icing on the cake.   In This Episode You Will Learn:   What the ultimate gift of being wealthy is Why becoming wealthy has the potential to create a more enhanced version of yourself Why growth is required to increase your wealth   Resources:   2018 For the Love of Money Mastermind Apply to be a part of it at: http://ForTheLoveOfMoney.com/mastermind   For more stories and tips on becoming unapologetically wealthy, follow me @Chriswharder on Instagram and check out fortheloveofmoney.com.

  • 68: Is The PURSUIT of Money Just a MASK of MASCULINITY with Lewis Howes

    · 00:43:51 · For The Love Of Money Podcast | Business | Philanthropy | Entrepreneur | Lifestyle and Success with Chris Harder

      I was fortunate enough to receive an advance copy of my friend and mentor, Lewis Howe’s book, Mask of Masculinity. I devoured the book in just a couple of days and love how it brought me just as many moments of enlightenment and breakthroughs as it did resistance. And this is why I was so honored to have an in-person interview with Lewis the other day to talk about it.   If you’re a man who wants to understand the masks he wears or a woman who wants to obtain the “keys to the kingdom” and the tools to connect with the men in her life, I definitely recommend buying the book (or pre-ordering – it releases Oct. 31) and for sure listening to this episode as he explains more about his journey with this book and also gives an in-depth into his sincere and giving nature.   --   Question Highlights: Why did you write Mask of Masculinity and why right now? Was the book a healing process for you as well as other men? Do women wear these masks as well? Which of the 9 different masks did you tend to wear the most? When did wearing one of these masks really cost you something? How have these masks shown up in your business? What if someone likes their masks? How do we know if we have a healthy mindset? Do you ever find yourself purposely trying to avoid masks? What is one of your all-time favorite moments of giving? And more…   In This Episode You Will Learn:   Why Lewis wrote Mask of Masculinity How his new book helps men let go of their ego and heal How men are conditioned to react with anger and frustration What ways men use masks to fit in or to ensure they’re worthy of acceptance How we can break out of our default masks by getting to the root cause of them The importance of being aware of things that trigger your masks When money feels fulfilling or unfulfilling Why it’s necessary to have regular conversations about money The reason why Lewis still drives a 1991 Cadillac he bought for $4,000 Why having a holistic lifestyle is a non-negotiable for Lewis What the rewards and prices of wearing masks are And so much more…   Lewis’s Thoughts…   “If we want to be ultimate human beings, we should be committed to our vision, not our egos, which hurt us.”   “Reacting is never as good as responding from a place of grace.”   “How can I be driven to achieve what I want, but make sure I’m living in harmony as well?”   “Be who you want to be and embrace it, but have peace in your heart.”   “Ultimate fulfillment is when we continue to grow and contribute to others.”   “If self-worth is based on a mask, it’s temporary.”   “Even if you can’t give financially, you can still give your heart and energy to people and it will feel amazing.”   “Don’t stop being who you are. Step into who you fully are by embracing a holistic lifestyle.”   “The more you achieve and succeed, the more of an example you can set for others.”   --   Before LEWIS HOWES became a media sensation for empowering people and sharing 'Greatness' across the globe, he had his share of obstacles to overcome. From having a learning disability, which led to being alone and bullied in school, to being sexually abused as a child, to being injured and broke on his sister’s couch, Lewis’s story is the perfect example of how anybody can overcome the obstacles in their life and achieve greatness. Fast forward a few short years, and Lewis is a New York Times Bestselling author of the hit book, The School of Greatness and releases his new book, Mask of Masculinity on Oct. 31. He is a lifestyle entrepreneur, high performance business coach and keynote speaker. A former professional football player and two-sport All-American, he is a current USA Men’s National Handball Team athlete. He hosts a top 100 podcast in the world, The School of Greatness, which has over 40 million downloads since it launched in 2013. He was recognized by The White House and President Obama as one of the top 100 entrepreneurs in the country under 30. Lewis has been featured on Ellen, The New York Times, People, Forbes, Inc, Fast Company, ESPN, Sports Illustrated, Men’s Health, The Today Show and other major media outlets.   Resources:   Mask of Masculinity by Lewis Howes Available for pre-order now at: http://Maskofmasculinity.com   http://LewisHowes.com IG: @lewishowes FB: facebook.com/lewishowes  For more stories and tips on becoming unapologetically wealthy, follow me @Chriswharder on Instagram and check out fortheloveofmoney.com.

  • 67: The Fastest Way Out of Financial Struggle

    · 00:08:51 · For The Love Of Money Podcast | Business | Philanthropy | Entrepreneur | Lifestyle and Success with Chris Harder

      Do you know someone (or are you that someone) who struggles with growing their income? Today we’re going to crack the code of this financial struggle wide open and talk about ways to eliminate it!   Most often people think that it’s because the person is lazy, scared, or afraid to try new things. Or perhaps that they lack drive or the resources. I believe that it’s none of the above. In my opinion, I believe it’s because these people aren’t regularly expanding their minds. They become stuck because they’re not shifting paradigms and they’re not seeking different perspectives.   “You cannot expect to have new levels of success with old levels of growth.”   You will never reach new heights in your business if you are still applying old ideas and methods.   “When you exercise your mind, everything else expands right along with it.”   So how do you exercise your mind anyway? I say, expand, expand, expand!   Expand your circle of influence (you will likely transcend some in your current circle) Expand your ability to jump over hurdles that get in your way Expand your motivation and drive Expand your business acumen   Some of the best ways to do the above is through books, podcasts, coaches and masterminds. If you really want to bust out of that financial rut, all of the above apply. I know it’s a lot, but if nothing changes, nothing changes.   “You need new ideas to reach new levels of growth.”   Read new books that offer opposing views. Attend high-level events. Yes, it will be scary as hell, but you will leave a totally different, more expanded person (trust me!). And if you commit to growing your mind and your standards – you will grow your income as well.   In This Episode You Will Learn:   Why people remain stuck in financial struggle What isn’t holding people back Ways to expand your mind and grow financial success  Resources:   2018 For the Love of Money Mastermind Apply to be a part of it at: http://ForTheLoveOfMoney.com/mastermind   For more stories and tips on becoming unapologetically wealthy, follow me @Chriswharder on Instagram and check out fortheloveofmoney.com.

  • 66: From Trailer Park to Tech Mogul - The Inventor of Face Filters Jeremy Greene

    · 00:44:21 · For The Love Of Money Podcast | Business | Philanthropy | Entrepreneur | Lifestyle and Success with Chris Harder

      By all accounts, today’s guest and CEO of PingTank, Jeremy Greene, shouldn’t be running one of the most successful tech companies around. As a child who grew up poor, spent years in the foster care system and barely graduated high school, he was certainly not groomed to be an entrepreneur, but there was one difference… he had an innate sense to survive and hustle to get where he’s at today.   From a start in the music business to the face filters you see today in social media, Jeremy’s 8-Mile-esque story is mind-blowing. If you’re looking for an inside scoop on pitching your ideas and turning them into realities, Jeremy’s no-nonsense talk will set you straight about what works – and what doesn’t. --   Question Highlights: Tell us how you got started in the music industry Why did you drop your career in music? Where did you get the posture to present yourself to billionaires? When you were figuring out how to be an entrepreneur, were there setbacks? What’s your best trait as an entrepreneur? How do you get people to say yes? Where did you get your huge financial thermostat from? Do you feel that you’re able to make a bigger impact because of your wealth? Where do you like to make an impact with your money? And more…   In This Episode You Will Learn:   How Jeremy went from trailer park to tech mogul How Jeremy got his start in the music business Why Jeremy shifted his focus from music to technology Why you must fail in order to succeed The importance of instilling a fear of missing out mentality when pitching your product What Jeremy’s new app Mojiit is all about How one can make in impact without money Why hustling is so important to get the money to build a bigger platform Tips on how to part ways from people you’ve outgrown And so much more…   Jeremy’s Thoughts…   “I really understand that marketing plays a big aspect in everything you do in life.”   “If you could create and sell people on a product and you can build a good product, you could convince anyone to be a part of it.”   “Building a good company starts with building an amazing product first, marketing it right and giving people the fear of missing out.”   “You don’t learn anything until you have failures behind you.”   “If you want to disrupt anything, it starts with just being OK with the comfortability of you first. You can’t sell something to other people if you don’t believe it yourself.”   “Money doesn’t buy you happiness, but it makes you comfortable.”   “Money doesn’t define who you are and what you become. Where you grow up does not define where you’ll be one day. It’s OK to outgrow people, places and things.”   “You don’t need money to be successful. You have everything that’s built within you to be successful.”   “If you have money in the bank and you’re not helping people, you’re an a**hole.”   “Do what you love.”   -- Jeremy Greene is an American serial entrepreneur based in Los Angeles, California . He grew up in Maine. Greene was the number one musical artist on Myspace and ended up receiving record deals with P Diddy. He is the founder and chief executive officer of Mojiit. After his musical career ended Greene was inspired by The Social Network Movie to start a tech company and founded PingTank with a friend. Greene received publicity for his marketing stunts, including faking his arrest at a large party and then bringing out Tyga and Kylie Jenner for an impromptu performance. PingTank later did a deal with Facebook to be incorporated into Facebook Messenger. In early 2016, Green launced FwayGoApp, a party invitation and discovery application. In July 2017, he started Mojiit (Company) .    Resources:   IG: @realjeremygreene @mojiitapp   YouTube: Jeremy Greene   Youngry Summit – Oct. 28, 2017 http://Youngry.com/summit   --   For more stories and tips on becoming unapologetically wealthy, follow me @Chriswharder on Instagram and check out fortheloveofmoney.com.

  • 65: How to Create Explosive Growth through Masterminding!

    · 00:19:20 · For The Love Of Money Podcast | Business | Philanthropy | Entrepreneur | Lifestyle and Success with Chris Harder

    Today we’re doing a deep-dive on the topic of masterminds – why they work, what you might not know, how you can create or become a part of one yourself, and so much more.   First off, let’s define what a mastermind is. A mastermind is essentially a group of people all working together to mastermind on each other’s business (or another area).   “The idea is to go into a mastermind with massive, audacious goals and come out on the other end smashing those goals.”   Lori and I have personally invested and been involved in two business masterminds – one we didn’t complete, however we still learned so much from it. Our most recent has been a raging success exploding our income with an additional seven figures beyond our existing goal.   So how was this success possible? Below are some key areas that will help ensure a healthy ROI on your investment:   Family mentality: Everyone is treated as family and everyone is open to helping each other when they can facilitate – think any aspect of business that you don’t know how to do Group diversity: It’s necessary to have a diverse group of people and skills to ensure different perspectives Size is key: Not too small, not too big – 20-25 people is ideal Duration: A year commitment allows any breakthroughs to be implemented and completed Enough touchpoints to ensure accountability (quarterly, monthly and weekly) At the same point financially heading toward the same (or similar) financial goal   “When you get all the layers right, your significant investment turns into multiple returns.”   Masterminds are a magical formula that combines ideas, support, accountability and connections that when utilized correctly can help you reach your goals. Don’t try to do everything alone when you could literally have 20 or more people making life easier for you. Instead mastermind and catapult your business to new heights.   In This Episode You Will Learn:   What a mastermind is Why masterminds are crucial if you’re trying to smash your goals How Chris and Lori have received ROI with their masterminds Tips to ensure a successful mastermind How you can be a part of the 2018 For the Love of Money Mastermind  Resources: 2018 For the Love of Money Mastermind Apply to be a part of it at: http://ForTheLoveOfMoney.com/mastermind   For more stories and tips on becoming unapologetically wealthy, follow me @Chriswharder on Instagram and check out fortheloveofmoney.com.

  • 63: The REAL Reason 95% of Businesses Fail

    · 00:07:12 · For The Love Of Money Podcast | Business | Philanthropy | Entrepreneur | Lifestyle and Success with Chris Harder

    So, why do so many businesses fail, or more to the point, why do so many not even get off the ground? It may surprise you to know that often it’s not because it’s a bad business. It’s not because it’s a bad idea or product, and it’s not because the person isn’t a good “business person.”  “The reason 95% of all businesses fail is because everyone is allowed to call themselves an entrepreneur without actually acting like an entrepreneur.” So many people seem to think that being an entrepreneur is this fun, romantic and energizing endeavor – like a magical entrepreneurial movie. But it’s actually quite the opposite. It’s gritty, dirty, scary and downright uncomfortable at times. Entrepreneurship consumes your life. “You don’t build a business in your spare time, you build your business all the time.” If you’re not willing to do that, your business and your entrepreneurial career isn’t likely to go too far. It’s all about going that extra mile. You ask for help. You face rejection over and over. You have to learn what you don’t already know to reach your goals. True entrepreneurs do all the above (and more). And when they do, their business success follows. In This Episode You Will Learn: Why so many businesses don’t even get off the ground Why even good businesses fail About the traits necessary to be an entrepreneur Resources: Lori Harder’s The Bliss Project March 2-4, 2018 – Newport Beach, CA TheBlissProject.info For more stories and tips on becoming unapologetically wealthy, follow me @Chriswharder on Instagram and check out fortheloveofmoney.com.

  • 62: The Secret to MORE PROFITABILITY with Thor Conklin

    · 00:44:24 · For The Love Of Money Podcast | Business | Philanthropy | Entrepreneur | Lifestyle and Success with Chris Harder

    I think you’re all really going to love my conversation with founder of Peak Performance Group and profitability expert, Thor Conklin. He first caught wind of entrepreneurship while caddying for successful businesspeople at the age of 13. Not only did he help them navigate through challenging golf courses, he also asked questions, listened and learned tips on navigating his own businesses down the road. Of course he didn’t start any at that age, but he credits many foundational elements to that time in his life.   Today, Thor does his best to pay it forward by being the “caddie” for others in their businesses by helping them maneuver around problem areas or obstacles that can stray one off their path to profitability. He challenges his clients (and others) to use accountability as a tool to reach new levels of success (hint: you don’t have to do it alone!).   I love how Thor operates both in his businesses and his life – giving both his time and money to ensure others are moving forward to create maximum results (see special offer below). Be sure to listen to the full episode as he drops some amazing nuggets of knowledge that can help you get out of your own way and take action.   --   Question Highlights: Being a caddie, and being around business people, what’s the lesson that stands out the most to you? Who’s one of the people who’s had the biggest impact on the successful life you live? What does it mean to be a senior leader with Tony Robbins, and what kind of exposure did you have to him? What kind of impact has this relationship had on your life? Do you have a preparation ritual before you speak to or meet with people? Do you feel like the most successful people have some sort of strong morning ritual they start with? What are your thoughts when it comes to entrepreneurs regarding profit vs. revenue? Do you think we live in a time where people are being overfed knowledge? What’s typically the biggest waste you see when you dig into someone’s profitability? Do you have any tips to help people stop their limiting mindsets? What are your thoughts on profit? Have you seen a correlation between profit and impact? What role has generosity played in your life?     In This Episode You Will Learn:   How Thor used his job as caddie when he was younger to learn about business How Thor became a senior leader within the Tony Robbins Organization Why a morning ritual is part of most successful people’s lives What work/life balance means to Thor How PEAK Performance is able to help you – Profitability, Execution, Accountability and Knowledge Why execution and accountability trump knowledge What components make up Thor’s Ultimate Success Map Why it’s so important to find someone that you pay to hold you accountable Tips to help stop limiting beliefs Thor’s views on profit That there is no honor in trying to do things alone And so much more…   Chris’s Thoughts…   “If you can’t turn those sales into profits and those profits into cash, then why are we doing what we’re doing?”   “Most people think that they’re business owners, but their business owns them.”   “People know what to do. They just can’t figure out how to get it done.”   “Knowledge is not power. Correct knowledge applied properly is power.”   “We don’t want to admit that the problem might be us.”   “You need to make money so you can give it away.”   “I want to know that I had a hand in the psychology, the process and the actions of an individual.”   “Wealth is a byproduct of a value provided to the marketplace.”   -- Thor Conklin is a business owner, author, Consultant and content-driven podcaster. As an entrepreneur, the first company Thor created was a global risk management consulting firm in 1999 that served the private equity community. His top 15 clients had a combined revenue of $8.7 billion USD and operated in over 100 countries worldwide. Since that time he has bought and sold several multi-million dollar businesses making him a sought after, cross-industrial resource for entrepreneurs and executives in all stages of business.   Thor has a talent for slicing through the noise of every day distractions and bringing his audience intellectual commodities like his:“Ultimate Success Map,” a simplistic, easy-to- follow guide for individuals who need to break through to the next level of achievement and get the absolute most, not just from their business, but, from their lives. Thor is gritty, experienced and accessible as he brings to bear what holds people back from realizing their full potential. Through his latest venture, Peak Performance Nation, he teaches the tools, tips, tricks and strategies necessary to be a Peak Performer. He qualifies the psychology of success in one word: “Execution!” “Nothing you’ve learned matters – unless you can EXECUTE!” Thor Conklin serves as a professional mentor and facilitator of small entrepreneur groups within Atlanta’s Entrepreneur’s Organization (EO) where he is also Chair, Emeritus of the Learning Program. He is a Senior Leader within the Tony Robbins Organization and has been for the last 14 years.     Resources:   FB: @thorconklin Thorconklin.com   SPECIAL OFFER: Is something getting in your way or do you have a problem you need help solving? Drop Thor a line, 50 words or less, telling him about it and he’ll personally get back to you with a four-step process to either improve or completely eliminate the problem. Email him directly at: thor@thorconklin.com   --   For more stories and tips on becoming unapologetically wealthy, follow me @Chriswharder on Instagram and check out fortheloveofmoney.com.

  • 61: If You Just Had FAITH - A True Story

    · 00:09:18 · For The Love Of Money Podcast | Business | Philanthropy | Entrepreneur | Lifestyle and Success with Chris Harder

      Today I want to talk about having faith and how it ties to abundance. Faith is no small thing. It truly has the power to make or break different situations in your life. If you believe it will happen, it will happen.   You don’t have to know the how or the where… you just have to know. It’s acting on something even when you’re scared because you know abundance is out there.   My trainer, Abe, recently had a faith-testing situation. He hadn’t had a vacation in five years and desperately wanted to unplug with a month-long trip in Bali. But of course there was fear around it. Obviously a vacation like that is a lot of money, but on top of that, he wouldn’t be getting paid for that entire month while he was away. Long story short, Abe booked the vacation on faith.   “I had faith that the finances would work out.”   And they did! Abe’s finances appeared seemingly out of the blue. Here’s how abundance showed up for him… I hired him to train me 3-4 sessions a week. Plus, he received a surprise bonus and had the busiest month of his career the month before he left. Long story short? Abe came back from his trip fully rested and more abundant than ever.   Now, I’ve oversimplified the ease at which this all happened, because after all, faith is not intuitive to our brains. Our brains send out the emergency flares any time fear starts creeping in to keep us safe. But this is the exact spot where we need to interrupt those thoughts and do the opposite – no matter how uncomfortable it makes us.   “Just because it doesn’t feel intuitive doesn’t mean it doesn’t work.”   Let blind faith lead you. Don’t let fearful thoughts get in the way. Abundance only happens when you truly feel the faith at your core.     In This Episode You Will Learn:   How one man acted on faith and attracted abundance Why you don’t have to know the how or where in all situations Why it’s so important to have faith to attract abundance   Resources:   For more stories and tips on becoming unapologetically wealthy, follow me @Chriswharder on Instagram and check out fortheloveofmoney.com.

  • 60: SIDE HUSTLES! Everything You Need to Know with Chris Guillebeau

    · 00:22:57 · For The Love Of Money Podcast | Business | Philanthropy | Entrepreneur | Lifestyle and Success with Chris Harder

    I am so grateful that I was able to catch best-selling author, Chris Guillebeau, during this 100-city book tour and pick his brain about his current book, Side Hustle: From Idea to Income in 27 Days. If you’re thinking of picking up a side hustle, be sure to tune in as he talks about important factors to consider when choosing one and following through with it. Hint: His book offers a simple path that with hard work will help you rock your side hustle.   --   Question Highlights: After visiting every country in the world (193), what have you learned about business, money or people that has absolutely blown your mind? What have you noticed when it comes to entrepreneurship compared to the U.S.? How do people in other parts of the world view the idea of working so hard and long to make money compared to the U.S.? Do you have a favorite moment of giving? How realistic is it for someone to have a successful side hustle up and running, churning out cash, in 27 days? What’s one of your all-time favorite side hustle success stories? Where do most people typically get stuck or go wrong in their side hustle?   In This Episode You Will Learn:   Why Chris set out to visit 193 countries About the importance of sharing acts of generosity How a side hustle can add more security and create an additional asset What a side hustle is The range of money a side hustle can make About some of Chris’s side hustle success stories About some of the common things are stalling side hustle progress And so much more…   Chris’s Thoughts…   “The pursuit of wealth for wealth’s sake just becomes a compulsion and it’s not making us happier.”   “You can do good things for yourself and help people at the same time.”   “Helping others can help you help yourself.”   “Whatever success I have now is very closely related to those years of exploration and discovery and giving of myself.”   “I take complex concepts and turn them into a simple path.”   “You don’t have to live your life as others expect.”   -- Chris Guillebeau is the New York Times bestselling author of The $100 Startup, The Art of Non-Conformity, and other books. During a lifetime of self-employment, he visited every country in the world (193 in total) before his 35th birthday. Every summer in Portland, Oregon he hosts the World Domination Summit, a gathering of creative, remarkable people. His latest book, Born for This, will help you find the work you were meant to do.   Resources: FB: @chrisguillebeau IG: @193countries SideHustleSchool.com  Book: Side Hustle: From Idea to Income in 27 Days by Chris Guillebeau Found on Amazon http://amzn.to/2xR7MEy or wherever books are sold. Blog: The Art of Non-Conformity found at chrisguillebeau.com Daily Podcast: Side Hustle School https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/side-hustle-school/id1188487073?mt=2 --   For more stories and tips on becoming unapologetically wealthy, follow me @Chriswharder on Instagram and check out fortheloveofmoney.com.

  • 59: The "Up-Leveling" Trap and How to AVOID IT

    · 00:06:05 · For The Love Of Money Podcast | Business | Philanthropy | Entrepreneur | Lifestyle and Success with Chris Harder

    My Two Cents – Ep. 59 – The “Up-Leveling Trap” and How to Avoid It   We’re often told that if we want to get further and have more success we must start surrounding ourselves with those who are doing what we want to do or are doing bigger things. This is a good thing, however, when we continually spend time with these types of people we start falling into the “up-leveling trap,” which is comparison.   We start feeling like we’re not doing enough because we’re not where they are. But here’s the thing…mentors are supposed to be ahead of you! Don’t compare your journey to theirs. Be conscious of your own journey and love where you’re at.   “You have to pause and look back at how far you’ve come instead of looking at how far you have left to go.”   Be grateful that someone else has done it first and is willing to share how to get you there. Be grateful they’ve given you a “roadmap.”   “Be grateful for who you are and what you have right now and what you’re doing, but be equally excited about where you’re going.”   When you can find this balance between the two, you know you’re on a healthy journey to success and abundance.   The next time you find yourself about to fall into the up-leveling trap, do me (and yourself) a favor and make a conscious effort to stop comparison in its tracks. Catch your thoughts and meditate for five minutes in a quiet place. Think about and picture how far you’ve come in the last week, month, year and beyond. I promise it will shift your perspective and help ground you where you’re supposed to be.   It’s definitely normal for these thoughts to come up, but it is not OK to let them stop you, to wallow in them or let them be an excuse. Be grateful that others have paved the way for you and also allowed you to create your own unique path to success. And be assured that if you stay ambitiously on this path success and abundance will follow.   In This Episode You Will Learn:   What the “up-leveling trap” is and how to avoid it Why the gap between you and your mentors should be view as a roadmap Why it’s important to have gratitude for your journey   Resources:   For more stories and tips on becoming unapologetically wealthy, follow me @Chriswharder on Instagram and check out fortheloveofmoney.com.

  • 58: This Disabled Veteran Worth Millions is Paying it Forward with Joey Fazio

    · 01:01:56 · For The Love Of Money Podcast | Business | Philanthropy | Entrepreneur | Lifestyle and Success with Chris Harder

    I am so glad that today’s guest and wildly successful entrepreneur, Joey Fazio, and I were recently introduced by a mutual friend. Growing up in a military family, his life was a bit atypical as his father was gone often (at age 12 his dad was deployed and didn’t come home for three years). Joey left his parents’ home at the age of 17, joined college a little after only to eventually drop out at age 20 and join the military (Air Force) himself.   Always having an innate drive for success and dreams of bigger things, he left his secure military job to pursue the unknown. Unfortunately, his wife at the time (who had two children with) did not share his passion, and they divorced. So, at the age of 26, Joey started over with a negative net worth, but knew he would become a multi-millionaire by age 36. Spoiler alert: He’s now 36 and a multi-millionaire.   You don’t want to miss this episode as Joey shares his amazing, but sometimes difficult entrepreneurial journey. I truly appreciated how authentic and vulnerable our conversation was and I know that you will resonate with it as well – especially on topics of relationships, money and giving back.   --   Question Highlights:   What were you feeling like when you were starting over with nothing? What is your advice for those who feel someone they love is holding them back? What did you learn in the military that you use today? Where can someone develop discipline if they haven’t been in the military? Of your business, which is your favorite? Where does your insane entrepreneurial drive come from? Would you be able to make as big a difference as you do now without money? What does money mean to you? How do you want your kids to grow up viewing money and opportunity?   In This Episode You Will Learn:   About how Joey turned a negative worth into millions Advice on what to do if you have an unsupportive partner or spouse Why discipline is essential to growing a successful business The importance of working from the bottom up in a company Why time and opportunity is more important than money How Joey raises his kids to view money And so much more…   Joey’s Thoughts…   “Time is the most valuable resource that any of us have.”   “Act now – the sooner the better.”   “Couples that share goals and have the same vision have a much higher chance of succeeding than those with separate goals.”   “If you don’t have the partner who supports you and sees your vision – leave.”   “Start at the bottom. Work every position. Be the smartest person in the room.”   “If you have the opportunity to put yourself in a position of power and that truly helps people and makes a difference – do it.”   “You can’t help anyone from the bottom.”   “If you piss off 10 people to help a million – do it.”   “It’s not about the money, it’s about the opportunity.”   “If you’re going to help, go all in.”   -- Joseph Fazio, is a seasoned entrepreneur who has owned and operated businesses for 18+ years. Joseph has owned/owns 4 different franchised business models as well as proprietary concepts and start-ups. Specific to restaurants, Joseph owns several Denny’s franchises and is a certified restaurant operator. Joseph, has won multiple awards with the Denny’s organization and was named IFA Franchisee of the Year and was awarded by Congress in 2013 for work two Tint World stores that he owned.   Joseph, holds college degrees in both Computer Science and Human Resources Management and is a Disabled Veteran having served six years in the United States Air Force. Since separating from the Air Force, Joseph has owned/operated over 20 businesses and has excelled dramatically in both the fitness and entertainment arenas. In 2016, Joseph sold the largest outsourced personal training and gym management company in the United States, after growing his company to 2,000+ personal trainers and managing over 300 gyms. During this time, Joseph created the supplement company “FitStrong” that sponsored/managed 6 top 10 Olympians as well as roughly 100 other athletes/ambassadors. During this time, Joseph perfected athlete and celebrity marketing/management and currently works with some of the biggest names in social media as well as professional athletes and entertainers.   Joseph is now a multi-unit franchisee of Crunch Fitness and is developing Phoenix, Arizona. He has expanded the FitStrong brand to include nutrition shops, and is in the process of becoming the franchisor. Joseph, brings a plethora of business, marketing and branding knowledge to any team. Joseph’s background in computer science, combined with his involvement in the celebrity and athlete management space, empowers him with a high-level understanding of social media, information technology, and network marketing. Joseph’s various skill-sets make him a key player to have.   Resources:     IG: @joeyfazio13 Joseph.fazio@gmail.com   Guardians for Heroes: guardianforheroes.org   --   For more stories and tips on becoming unapologetically wealthy, follow me @Chriswharder on Instagram and check out fortheloveofmoney.com.

  • 57: Abundance HACK! How To Get GOOD At SALES

    · 00:12:03 · For The Love Of Money Podcast | Business | Philanthropy | Entrepreneur | Lifestyle and Success with Chris Harder

    Take a poll on how people feel about sales and my guess is that you’ll see a large portion of people who are uncomfortable with it or just plain don’t like it. If sounds like you, I encourage you to stay put and hear my take on it.   First off, sales intrigues me. I’m kind of a nerd that way, but I like it! And maybe it’s because I do approach it from a more positive perspective.   “You’re always selling someone on an idea that you believe in.”   Whether it’s a point of view or a product, I think most can agree with that statement, but link it to money and that’s when people start to get uncomfortable. And it’s likely because they had bad experiences that helped support that feeling. So my goal with this episode is to change those opinions and feelings around selling and help you get comfortable with it.   Let’s take the words “sales” and “money” out of the equation. Now you can focus on the people, and offer them a valuable solution for their problem.   “You’re currently placing too much value on money and not enough value on your customers’ needs.”   It’s all about an equal energy/value exchange. As Lisa Nichols puts it,   “Sales is just a dignified conversation enrolling two people into a new possibility to enhance their lives.”   Sales doesn’t have to be sleazy and it doesn’t mean that anyone is getting the wool pulled over their eyes. Sales is taking an interest in the actual people – not their money (even though that’s an amazing side effect).   “The best sales are caring conversations.”   But just like any relationship, don’t be surprised if the sale or friendship isn’t locked in right away. It takes time and follow-up to build a connection. Have patience and don’t make the mistake of stopping that conversation because you think they’re going to say no.   “Don’t create a false no in your head just because the person who you’re selling to isn’t ready to say yes.”   A person saying “not yet” is not a NO. Don’t get tripped up by doubts and don’t stop out of fear or being judged. The world needs your unique solutions!   “Not selling to protect your ego is being selfish – not caring.”   If you’re aligned in integrity and you whole-heartedly believe in your solution or product, it will eventually happen and abundance will appear. It is your moral obligation to share your solutions with others. Because if you’re not, who else will they turn to?  In This Episode You Will Learn:   Why people are so uncomfortable about sales How sales is essentially helping to solve peoples’ problems Why it’s so important to take an interest in those you’re trying to sell to    Resources:   For more stories and tips on becoming unapologetically wealthy, follow me @Chriswharder on Instagram and check out fortheloveofmoney.com.

  • 56: How and WHY To Find BALANCE with Jill Coleman

    · 00:47:06 · For The Love Of Money Podcast | Business | Philanthropy | Entrepreneur | Lifestyle and Success with Chris Harder

    Top fitness entrepreneur and founder of JillFit, Jill Coleman, has always had a love for fitness and was confident in her ability to effectively train herself and others. It was only when she decided to move her business completely online that she realized she had a lot to learn.   Immersing herself in all things business from books to a business coach, Jill built a business that now helps others build an online platform for their own fitness business. As with anything, her success didn’t grow overnight, however with an abundant and authentic mindset, she now has waitlists for her programs.   Jill truly believes that there is enough for everyone and if you’re staying authentic to who you are, you’re always going to attract the right people – and more money to go with it. If you’re looking to catapult your fitness business (or any other business) forward, this podcast is sure to inspire you to take action – especially if that action isn’t perfect. Don’t miss business lessons and nuggets of wisdom from this seasoned entrepreneur!   --   Question Highlights:   What is the back story to your successful fitness entrepreneur journey? Has perfectionism held you back and if so, how did you break through that? Were you 100% sure with the decision to move your business completely online? How do you find time to balance fun and business? How did you know it was time to start delegating in order to leverage your time? How did you convince yourself to invest in business coaching? Why are masterminds so effective? What trend are you seeing when it comes to money mindsets? What role has generosity played in your business?     In This Episode You Will Learn:   About Jill’s fitness entrepreneurial journey How perfectionism can hold you back About the significance of choosing time over money Why investing before you’re ready can catapult your business The benefits of having an abundance mentality Why Jill prioritizes her work over the money Why it’s so important to give not only money, but time, knowledge and emotional bandwidth And so much more…   Jill’s Thoughts…   “I’m not going to be for everyone, but the people I’m for I’m going to deliver them the best value.”   “I’m willing to take coaching or feedback, but it has to be from a source I trust.”   “Know what you’re good at, play to your strengths and do the best with the rest of it.”   “The more I spend, the more I bring in.”   “If I enjoy what I’m doing and I enjoy what I put out, I’m going to do more of it and keep doing it.”   “The more money I’ve made, the more I’ve given.”   “If it’s not shared, it’s not valuable.”   “I prefer the messiest action over the most perfect inaction.”   “The more I invest in myself, into others and experience, the more I get back 10-fold.”   -- Jill Coleman, is the co-founder of Metabolic Effect Inc. and the owner of JillFit, a health and wellness brand, with a unique focus on mindset. She holds a master’s degree in Human Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport and a BS in Health & Exercise Science from Wake Forest University. Jill’s 16-year journey in the health and fitness industry began when she got her very first job at a gym just for the free membership at 15. Since then, it’s a been a whirlwind of education in exercise science and nutrition, fitness competitions, landing several national covers for fitness modeling and plenty of business growth. Jill’s work has been featured in SELF magazine, Family Circle, SHAPE, Women’s Health magazine, Prevention magazine, among others. Jill’s passion lies in coaching in the areas of mindset, body and business, which she does via her elite yearly membership for women, The Best of You Coaching Club. -- Resources:   Best of You – Year-Long Business Mentorship Program in the Fitness Space bit.ly/jf_boy2018   IG: @jillfit FB: facebook.com/JillFit/ --  For more stories and tips on becoming unapologetically wealthy, follow me @Chriswharder on Instagram and check out fortheloveofmoney.com.

  • 55: MYTH BUSTING! Is "Balance" A Real Thing

    · 00:09:37 · For The Love Of Money Podcast | Business | Philanthropy | Entrepreneur | Lifestyle and Success with Chris Harder

    Ah, balance – it’s something you hear a lot of about. So is it real or is it a fairy tale? If the mere mention of balance has you feeling conflicted, you’re not alone. Do we let flow just happen or do we take the bull by the horns and make it happen?   As an entrepreneur, you have people like Tim Ferriss who promote a four-hour workweek while spending your time on remote islands or anywhere else in the world you want to work. And then you have the die-hard, Gary Vaynerchuk’s, who are all about the hustle and working harder and harder.   Honestly, I agree with both sides of that coin because either way and at some point, you’re going to feel guilty. It sets in when you’re working hard and take a break or not working as hard. Or it happens when you’ve got your sleeves rolled up, working hard and people tell you you’ve gotten out of touch and they never see you. That’s why I believe that daily or weekly balance is a myth – or at the very least, it’s misleading.   “Balance is something that’s always changing and that’s the key. You need to honor it and change with it.”   Lori and I like to talk about in terms of “seasons.” I cannot stress the importance enough of honoring the season you’re in. Don’t let someone else dictate what you should be doing, what do you feel like doing?   “The key is to trade ‘should’ with ‘I feel like.’”   Pay attention to what you’re feeling like. Are you amped and ready to power through for an extended period of time, or do you feel like going to the beach and eating pizza? Whichever season it is, know that eventually you’re going to want a change. If you’re working hard and in a productive mode, you’re eventually going to want a period of rest, travel or play. On the flip side, those beach days will soon lead to boredom and restlessness and you’ll likely crave a productive season.   While I’m no expert, my typical “doing” season is about 120 days max and my season of “rest” follows for about 30-45 days. Again, these are just MY seasons – yours may be very different as there’s no magic formula. Balance is purely subjective – it all boils down to how YOU feel.   So in an effort to help you find balance between your seasons, I challenge you to do two things:   Listen to and honor your season. Ignore all social media and other influencers (yes, even me) who are in a different season than you. Trust me. It will only make you feel guilty,   Once you figure out this balance, I know you’ll feel better. And when we feel better, we can do even more amazing things in life and business. In This Episode You Will Learn:   If balance is real or just a fairy tale How balance can be compared to the different seasons The difference between a productive and rest season   Resources:   For more stories and tips on becoming unapologetically wealthy, follow me @Chriswharder on Instagram and check out fortheloveofmoney.com.

  • 54: Changing The World, One Sex Toy at a Time with Polly Rodriguez

    · 00:45:01 · For The Love Of Money Podcast | Business | Philanthropy | Entrepreneur | Lifestyle and Success with Chris Harder

    Now that I’ve got your attention, I’d like for you to meet Polly Rodriguez, Founder and CEO of Unbound, a sexual wellness company. Raised in the Midwest, this was not the path she saw herself taking early on in life, however after a cancer diagnosis in college and consequently a premature onset of menopause at the age of 21, she was compelled to dig when she found a lack of information in regard to it. What started as a small quest to more comfortably purchase sexual wellness products, Unbound has now grown into a wildly successful business (despite multiple barriers and misconceptions to break down) that empowers countless women to explore their sexuality. Don’t miss this inspiring story that proves that anything is possible! -- Question Highlights: • What thoughts went through your head when you were diagnosed with cancer? • What is Unbound? • Where did you get the idea for it and how did it get started? • What was one of your biggest business challenges? • Was there any hesitation about starting a company in the sexual wellness field? Were you worried what your parents would think? • What does the landscape look like for women entrepreneurs? • What has to happen in order for it to be easier for women to have a successful start-up? • What initially drove you to give a portion of your business profits away? In This Episode You Will Learn: • How Polly came up with her business, Unbound • About the challenges of running a sexual wellness company • How Polly overcame the stigmas and misconceptions associated with sexual wellness products • Why giving away a portion of Unbound’s profits boosts team morale • Why getting cancer is a huge part of Polly’s success • Why it’s so important to have a career that’s more than just a job, that it has a purpose • And so much more… Polly’s Thoughts… “Everything’s a good experience if you have the right attitude.” “If you can be really vulnerable and honest about what it is about human sexuality that interests you, you can just simmer in that awkward moment and why you’re interested…and only good things can come from that.” “I had to be brutally confident that it would work out.” “Women, especially millennials, want a job that has a bigger meaning or purpose.” “It’s not just about selling, it’s about something more meaningful.” “Getting cancer was this weird gift that gave me permission to pursue a different path.” “Something that feels selfish can actually be a charitable act in a lot of ways.” -- From the start of her career, Unbound’s CEO, Polly Rodriguez, has always been committed to elevating the customer experience from acceptable to exceptional. With a background in strategy consulting, she began at the firm, Deloitte, where she innovated new, thoughtful approaches to outdated customer tactics. Translating this skillset to an entirely different industry, Polly’s next role was as Director of Growth for the YCombinator startup Grouper, which focused on the most flawed experience of all: dating in New York City (and subsequently globally). Yet, there was one interaction that continued to plague her — the process of shopping for, and finding, adequate sexual wellness products for the modern woman. It wasn’t until Polly was diagnosed with cancer at age 21 and went through premature menopause as a result of the radiation treatment that she faced the disparaging barriers that women encounter when seeking to explore their own sexuality. Wanting to ameliorate the process of shopping for sex products — one that is often overwhelming and uncomfortable — she took her place as the CEO of Unbound, a sexual lifestyle company that specializes in subscription boxes, one-off thematic sets, and most recently an original collection. With the goal of helping women empower themselves through sexual exploration, Polly continues to innovate new and unprecedented approaches to a rapidly evolving industry. Resources: Unboundbox.com -- For more stories and tips on becoming unapologetically wealthy, follow me @Chriswharder on Instagram and check out fortheloveofmoney.com.

  • 53: One CHOICE That Will Make You MORE MONEY

    · 00:09:34 · For The Love Of Money Podcast | Business | Philanthropy | Entrepreneur | Lifestyle and Success with Chris Harder

    My Two Cents today is about a simple, but powerful topic, and it’s about the importance of becoming more open…waaaay more open. Currently, I know a lot of people who don’t understand why they’re not further ahead than they are in life. The common denominator? All are working in silos – ideas, groups of people, etc. They’ve gotten so used to the way things are (and should be in their minds) and they aren’t open to anything different. I can say this because I’ve been this person. I’ve shut down so many different opportunities all because I had already made a decision as to what it would be like. But once I became more open to entrepreneurship, networking and new point of views, the new possibilities rolled in and became new realities. And as embarrassing as it is to admit, I’m also more open to new people that I may have judged in the past. In order to make this shift though I had to get over the fear first. “Our lack of openness comes from fear or fear of change.” I know that change and everything that goes along with it can be uncomfortable, but try different things on for size and see what happens. I’ve had so many life-shifting experiences that forced me to be more open and at the same time created amazing opportunities – in both life and business. What if that one small (or big) leap changes your life, too? So if you’re wishing for more abundance in your life, whether it’s money, happiness, memories or experiences, know that it comes down to this one powerful choice. And now’s as good a time as any to make it. “Your break is on the other side of choosing to be open.” In This Episode You Will Learn: • Why becoming more open will create more abundance in your life • How trying something “on for size” can lead to huge life changes • Why busting through fears is a part of being more open Resources: For more stories and tips on becoming unapologetically wealthy, follow me @Chriswharder on Instagram and check out fortheloveofmoney.com.

  • 52: Teaching Teen Tycoons - A Russian-American Success Story with Olenka Cullinan

    · 00:52:18 · For The Love Of Money Podcast | Business | Philanthropy | Entrepreneur | Lifestyle and Success with Chris Harder

      I heard today’s guest, Olenka Cullinan, speak at an event recently and I just knew her story had to be shared with this audience. In a nutshell, this entrepreneurial powerhouse left Russia at age 19 with only $450 to her name (that she borrowed from her uncle) determined to seize the American dream and build anything she wanted. While growing up in an entrepreneurial household (her mom was a die-hard entrepreneur with her own company), she chose to pursue education instead in an effort to distance herself from the entrepreneurial world. Once in the U.S., she worked three jobs at one point to complete her education degree (and completed it without owing a cent!).   While Olenka loved teaching people, she soon felt the pull to do more and leapt back into the entrepreneurial world while combining it with her training in education. She may have started off with humble beginnings, but she has since used the skills she knew she had and BUILT her own success. Olenka is determined to help others discover their passions and now teaches teenagers the skills to become successful entrepreneurs in her Rising Tycoons Academy. She truly believes in helping this country’s youth turn their dreams into a dream life. I already know I’ll be applying the principles she taught in this episode to my children down the road. Be sure to tune in to find out how you can too. --   Question Highlights:   Why didn’t you choose to be an entrepreneur right away when you came to the U.S.?   What is the opportunity landscape here in the U.S. compared to where you came from?   Do you believe there is an immigrant edge that gives you a leg up in terms of grit and hard work?   What is Rising Tycoons?   Where can adults do a better job in creating kid tycoons?   What is a “passionista?”   What is holding people back the most when it comes to pursuing their passionista journey?   Do you see teens struggle with the same limiting beliefs that adults struggle with when it comes to earning money?   How do you want your daughter to view money and success when she grows up?     In This Episode You Will Learn:   How Russian-born Olenka became an entrepreneur living the American dream   How nothing is required outside of your own mindset and skills to build success   Why opportunity is wide open for everyone   Why it’s so important to look at the actions that lead to results   How Olenka teaches teens success skills in entrepreneurship, leadership and personal development   Why parents must educate themselves on the world around their kids   Why it’s imperative that we stop preparing and start doing   And so much more…   Olenka’s Thoughts…   “If skills are learnable, then success is learnable, too.”   “Comfort and execution don’t live on the same block.”   “You always choose. You can look at any circumstance in your life and choose what it becomes. Is it going to become an excuse or an opportunity? Because you can’t have both at the same time.”   “We can only change the country by changing the next generation.”   “Stop preparing and start doing.”   “You have to practice the unsexy routine to get anywhere, but you have to give yourself small pieces of ‘candy’ along the way to remind yourself why you’re doing that.”   “Kids have no issues with having dreams. They only have issues finding pathways for those dreams.”   “The moment you stop looking at money as something to move you forward and start looking at it as something that creates love in your community, family and in the world around you, is when you’ll change your perspective.”   --   Olenka Cullinan is a CEO and Founder of Rising Tycoons, where she turns teens into mindful tycoons. Speaker and Success coach, Olenka has developed a “Backbone of Success”™ method that helps leaders become successful in life and the world. Olenka’s work with teenagers from 21 countries, combined with humor and personal experiences led to her recent appearances at TEDx (twice) and made her into one of the nation’s premier coaches. She has worked with startups, corporate leaders and some of the top youth organizations in the country: e.g. National Association of Secondary School Principals, National Association of Student Councils, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, TEDx, Job Corps, & Rotary Youth. Rising Tycoons Academies (RTA) program offers hands-on, real-world training, preparing a new generation of aspiring values-based entrepreneurial Leaders.   Resources:   olenkacullinan.com   Go to OlenkaCullinan.com/fire to receive Olenka’s free eBook: “Stop Preparing. Start Doing.” You can also find the sign-up for her digital academy.   IG: @olenkacullinan FB: facebook.com/olenacullinan   --   For more stories and tips on becoming unapologetically wealthy, follow me @Chriswharder on Instagram and check out fortheloveofmoney.com.