Episode 197 |

Freedom through a Systems Mindset with Josh Fonger

Do you run your business or does your business run you? As entrepreneurs, it’s easy to get buried in the details and lose sight of longer-term goals while you fritter away your time picking up the slack or fixing minor day-to-day issues. I admit that I get caught up in the minutia way too often. “Majoring in the minors and minoring in the majors,” as they say.Ideally, you should be working smart rather than hard by applying your genius on the highest value activities. The best and probably the only way to achieve scale is by building intelligent systems into your business. In other words, you should be working on your business, not in your business.On this episode number 197, my guest is Josh Fonger, high-performance business coach, speaker, and co-founder of Work the System. You may already be familiar with the name Work the System from the book of the same title, authored by Josh’s co-founder, Sam Carpenter. Josh will unpack for us some key principles and distinctions from the Work the System methodology. He’ll talk us through the three pillars of a systems mindset, how to think and act more strategically in your business, and how to clear your mind to really focus in on your vision. Now, on with the show.

Episode 193 |

Thinking and Growing Rich with John Shin

One of the more powerful books I've ever read is Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill. It was first published over 80 years ago. Since then, it's sold over 70 million copies worldwide. It truly is timeless and has changed many people's lives, mine included. Many millionaires and billionaires have credited the book as a primary reason for their success. Among them is our guest for this episode, John Shin. John is not only a wildly successful entrepreneur but also a motivational speaker, philanthropist, movie producer and author of the brand-new book How Rich Asians Think. Just so you can appreciate the scale of what John has built, I'll share with you that John commands a sales force of nearly 6,800 agents. Whether you've read or haven't read Think and Grow Rich, keep reading because you are in for a treat to learn how an amazing book has changed an amazing person’s life and can change yours too.

Episode 182 |

Creating A Lasting Legacy with Dr. Sean Stephenson

It takes work to be your best self and reach your full potential in life. It's tempting to make excuses when things get tough. Sometimes you might even think about giving up. Then you meet someone who has achieved greatness despite incredible odds and all your little excuses pale into insignificance. Dr. Sean Stephenson is one of those people. Sean was born with a rare bone disorder that stunted his growth. The doctors did not expect him to survive at birth. By the time he was eighteen, he had fractured his bones over 200 times. Despite this, Sean overcame the challenges to become an incredible speaker, inspiring millions, appearing on Oprah and sharing the stage with US Presidents and the Dalai Lama. Sean is not just a motivational speaker. He is one of those rare people who has become a guiding light for what's possible. Join us as we talk about everything from the benefits of having entrepreneurial parents to self-care and attracting wealth. Sean will also reveal how a three-foot tall man can teach you a thing or two about walking tall.

Episode 181 |

How To Future-Proof Your Career with Carter Cast

According to the Bureau of Labor statistics, the average person now holds ten different jobs before the age of 40. With the rise of AI and rapid technological change, this number is likely to increase in the future. The question is, how can you future-proof yourself in your chosen field while avoiding self-sabotaging behavior that can derail your career or get you laid off? Our guest in this episode is Carter Cast. Carter has reinvented himself several times, starting out as Marketing Manager at PepsiCo, moving on to become CEO of Walmart.com, and later a venture capitalist and professor. In his work life, he has been forced to confront some hard truths, which he documented in his book, The Right and Wrong Stuff: How Brilliant Careers Are Made and Unmade. Carter's formula for avoiding career disaster involves knowing yourself and your weaknesses, becoming more agile and learning to control risky behaviors. As our work lives inevitably become less certain and more intellectually demanding, Carter's insights are essential for anyone who has long-term career or business goals.

Episode 180 |

How to Go from Victim to Invincible with Brian Martin

This is an important episode and it probably affects people you care deeply about including yourself, I bet. After all, we've all been through some childhood trauma and what they say is, “What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger,” and as pervasive as domestic violence is, it's never okay. The victims aren't just those who were directly targeted by the perpetrators. The collateral damage always includes the kids, even if their exposure was as a “witness only.” This is called Childhood Domestic Violence or CDV. Our guest is Brian F. Martin. He is not only a successful entrepreneur who's been involved with many high-profile brands in the executive level, including Adweek, Pfizer and Walmart, he's also a passionate advocate for children who have been affected by domestic violence.He founded an amazing nonprofit, the Childhood Domestic Violence Association and shared his own harrowing story of growing up with domestic violence in the powerful book, Invincible. The foreword of that book was written by Tony Robbins, who is also deeply affected by domestic violence. We'll be taking a deep look into the causes, effects and solutions to this disturbing phenomenon. We'll also be talking about PTSD and trauma more broadly and how people can overcome negative experiences in their own lives. I was touched by this too and I'll be going into this in the episode. How do you then work towards fulfillment and success? How do you blossom? If you've ever faced real adversity in your life or know someone who has, especially in their childhood, you’ve got to read this episode.