Tue, 30 December 2014
Do you want 2015 to be a breakthrough year? Today I want to share with you what I’ve realized in the past few weeks as I have been making plans to take my business and life to the next level. I realized there were some clear steps I took in 2014 that made the difference for me.
Today I’ll share 10 Essential Steps to Make 2015 a Breakthrough Year.
The cool thing about these steps is that any single one of them has the ability to open the floodgates for you. Any one of them could single handedly make 2015 a breakthrough year.
My hope is that when you listen, you immediately identify one or two MUSTS for you. I want you say “I know that one or those two will have the biggest impact. Those are the things I must do to make it a breakthrough year." Then I want you to take action on the first one.
So sit back and listen carefully as I reveal what made the biggest differences for me in 2014 and I pull back the curtain so to speak on how to overcome your biggest obstacles and make 2015 a breakthrough year for you.
Tue, 23 December 2014
You’re probably not a good listener. No offense, it’s just statistically likely. So, the question is then, why are you a bad listener and how do you fix it?
No one wants to be known as a bad listener. No one wants to forget an entire side of a conversation and have to ask someone to repeat. Everyone wants to be a good listener. Few people want to become a good listener. Just like everyone wants to play the guitar, while few want to learn to play guitar.
Today I’m going to share 7 reasons why you might be a bad listener and 7 ways to fix that. All of these are from experience. Trust me, I am a recovering bad listener. It’s something I struggle with every single day.
But I am getting better. Here’s what I’ve learned and how you, too, can be a better listener.
Fri, 19 December 2014
What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail? That is the powerful question that today’s guest asks. Have you ever asked yourself that question?
Tue, 16 December 2014
I left the restaurant manager in tears...and saved a dollar on my meal. Neither of those was my intention. To be perfectly honest, I didn't give much thought to what I'd done...and in the process learned how to uncage my heart.
I was in a particularly bad mood when I arrived at the restaurant. It was late. I was hungry. I knew what I wanted and I wanted it now.
I stood with my arms crossed and an obvious look of annoyance on my face. I was the only person in line and yet I was asked to wait.
Shift gears with me. This story isn’t going where you probably thought it was.
I was asked to wait because the person in front of me hadn’t paid yet. She was an employee there.
I looked over as they called to her, themselves annoyed somewhat at having to make me wait for her. She was holding a newborn in one arm and her tray in the other. She was in uniform and my best guess is that she immigrated here within the past five years, not having been born into the privileges which I take for granted every day.
In an instant, I no longer saw the source of my inconvenience. I saw a fellow human being. My hunger subsided. My impatience vanished at the sight of the baby and her struggling mother.
Fri, 12 December 2014
Are you stuck in a job you hate? One that sucks the life out of you and keeps you from reaching your true potential? Today’s guest knows that feeling. He’s truly been there, done that.
Thu, 11 December 2014
Have you started thinking about 2015 yet? It's a natural thing to do this time of year. We reflect on the year that's been and look forward to the year ahead.
Here's the ultimate question though as you look ahead to 2015:
Are you looking ahead with anticipation or dread?
Is 2015 going to give you the fresh start you're looking for or be a repeat of this year, which was a repeat of last year, which was a repeat of the year before?
Today, I want to share with you a the four keys to setting effective goals to help get you started in the right direction for 2015.
Tue, 9 December 2014
Have you ever thought of yourself as a prophet? Probably not. After all, what comes to mind when you think of prophets? Perhaps, crazy people from the olden days who walk around predicting the future or calling down fire on a mountaintop.
But you are a prophet. Yes, you.
And it's time to start acting like one.
Your words have immense power! And I want for you to use that power to your advantage.
Today, I share a story about a guy named Tom who prophesied his own downfall. I share what he did and what you can learn from it so that you don't make the same mistake.
Your future becomes what you say about it today. Choose your words wisely.
Fri, 5 December 2014
You’ve heard me say it before and trust me today won't be the last time I say this. The most effective way to change the world, the most effective way to grow your business, the most effective way to raise awareness for a cause, really the most effective way to accomplish just about anything is to build and nurture a powerful network.
That’s what today’s guest is all about. He not only teaches this stuff, but he uses it in amazing ways, so let’s get right into today’s interview and you can learn from a networking expert.
About John Corcoran
John started his career as a Writer in the Clinton White House, and today is an attorney and Chief Revolutionary behind SmartBusinessRevolution.com, where he shows entrepreneurs and small business owners how to turn relationships into more clients and increased revenues.
Tue, 2 December 2014
I had an interesting experience a while ago as I left my office for the night. I met a seven-year old who I think embodies what it is to be a World Changer. And she probably doesn't even know it. This very brief discussion with a seven-year old really lit a fire in me and was one of the inspirations for this podcast.
Seven-year old Jalen asked me, “Do you like Burger King?
I told her that I don’t and she mentioned that she was trying to sell a coupon for a free burger for a dollar.
“Is that for school?” I asked.
“No. I found it in the newspaper and I’m trying to sell it. It’s worth two dollars and I’m going to sell it for a dollar.”
It's that attitude that I believe more of us need and that's what I share in today's podcast.