The World Changer Show with Matt McWilliams






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“But we pay well, have free food, and a company arcade. This is a great job”

Those were the words of the leader of a fast-growing startup (we’ll call him Simon) who was hemorrhaging team members. As fast as he could hire one person, it seemed like two were out the door.

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What's it like to retire at the age of 27?

Austin Netzley knows. Or does he?

That's a topic we explore in today's episode along with much more.

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I always thought I was the smartest person in the room.

OK, so I still struggle with that major fault, but when I first became a leader seven years ago, my ego was uncontainable. To make matters worse, I based my vision of leadership on what I call “the myth of the solitary leader.”

To me, leadership was personified not by the coach getting hands-on with his team but by icons such as Bill Gates secluding himself in a cabin for a week to think big things. That was my vision…the solitary leader who single-handedly uses his genius to solve every problem, launch every new initiative, and change the world. I would, in my dreams at least, become a superhero, a caped crusader for my causes, and surely everyone would buy in to everything that I wanted to do.

The only problem was that I was wrong. Very wrong.

That's the topic of today's podcast. I share my struggles with this and the 3 reasons solitary leaders fail at decision making compared to a group.

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So who exactly am I and why do I call myself (and you) a World Changer?

Well, that's what today's episode is all about.

As we close down Launch Week, I wanted to spend the last day sharing my story. It's not all that special, if you don't count the 42 years of potential prison, the four firings (once by my own dad), and the countless failures, successes, and amazing breaks along the way.

In this episode, you'll see why I say, "My name is Matt and I am a World Changer."

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What are the habits of the wealthy?

They could very well be the same habits that help one to have a great marriage, be a great parent, live a long, health life, and ultimately change the world.

I was honored to recently spend more than an hour interviewing best-selling author, Tom Corley about some of the Rich Habits he has discovered and shared in recent years. Tom understands the difference between being rich and poor: at age 9 his family went from being multi-millionaires to broke in just one night.

For five years, Tom observed and documented the daily activities of 233 wealthy people and 128 people living in poverty. He discovered there is an immense difference between the habits of the wealthy and the poor. During his research he identified over 200 daily activities that separated the “haves” from the “have nots.” The culmination of his research can be found in his #1 bestselling book, Rich Habits – The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals.

His new book is Rich Kids: How to Raise Our Children to Be Happy and Successful in Life and you can win one of FIVE copies right here. 

Direct download: Episode_7.mp3
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If you want to change the world, there are certain attitudes you must adopt.

They are non-negotiable, absolutely essential to success, and you will notice them among all successful people.

So what are those attitudes? Well, you'll have to listen to Episode 006 to find out.

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Farnoosh Brock is a career expert among other things and has an inspiring story. She is an immigrant from Iran (she taught me how to pronounce it correctly). We discuss her four steps to overcoming a victim mentality, how to have an abundance mindset, how to get spousal support for your dreams and goals, and so much more. Farnoosh has an inspiring immigrant story, is a successful entrepreneur, and is helping others to live prolificly. She is definitely a world changer.

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World Changers, it is your job to see things as they should be first and then put those visions into action. Every great athlete uses detailed, clear, vivid visualizations. I didn’t know it at the time but I learned valuable lessons about leadership success growing up playing golf and working with a sports psychologist. Everything he taught me about golf performance applies to anything in life. Here's what I learned and what I use today.

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Have you ever heard (or asked) questions like these?

"Why do we have to go through all this change?"

"When is someone going to train me?"

"Who dropped the ball?"

If so, then John G. Miller's message on "Personal Accountability and the QBQI" is right for you.

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You are what you see. You become what you think about. You usually achieve only what you see yourself achieving. Your success as a leader is limited only by what you can picture in your mind. Your income is limited only by how much money you think you can make. Positively visualizing your goals as achieved (in the present tense) is one way to get yourself thinking bigger and living successfully. Here's how to do it.

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We did it! The first episode is here! I cannot tell you how excited I am.

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