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Have you ever had the opportunity to talk with someone that you have looked up to for a long time?  What would you ask them?  What would you talk about? Recently I had the opportunity to do just that…my guest and I talk about fear, business and how to prosper with purpose.

SHOW NOTES: http://www.mattmcwilliams.com/099

Today’s Topics

In today’s episode, our guest and I talk about:

  • What the root of business is
  • How business is inherently good
  • What “prosperity with purpose” means
  • The importance of authenticity in business
  • The role Ray’s faith plays in his life

About Today’s Guest

Ray is a copywriter by trade (meaning he writes sales copy, so don’t ask him how to copyright your new widget). He has worked with some of the most powerful voices in leadership and business including New York Times bestselling authors Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen (Chicken Soup for the Soul), and Tony Robbins. He is also a speaker and author, hosts my favorite podcast, wrote the #1 Amazon Bestseller Writing Richesand a good friend.

 

Episode Links and Resources

VIDEO: Hans Rosling’s 200 Countries, 200 Years, 4 Minutes – The Joy of Stats

BOOK: See You At The Top by Zig Ziglar

BOOK: Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

BOOK: The Fountain Head by Ayn Rand

FREE RESOURCES: The World Changer Vault

Matt’s Pick of the Week

Influence by Robert Cialdini

 

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Share the Love

Next week’s episode is Episode 100!!! Join us next week for a special celebration episode of the World Changer Show…Including appearances by several past guests from the first 100 episodes! You definitely don’t want to miss this episode!

Question: If you could talk with anyone in the world, who would it be? You can leave a comment by clicking here.

Direct download: Episode_099.mp3
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You and I work with other people every day.  There is very little that we do in our lives that doesn’t require us to interact and collaborate with other people. In today’s interview I talk with two people who are focusing on how to help each of us work and think with people who think differently.

SHOW NOTES: http://www.mattmcwilliams.com/098

Today’s Topics

In today’s episode, our guest and I talk about:

  • The importance of collaboration
  • Why you should work with people who think differently
  • Determining how you think and process information
  • What are your talents?
  • How people process information

About Today’s Guests

Dawna Markova, Ph.D., is the CEO emeritus of Professional Thinking Partners. Internationally known for her research in the fields of learning and perception, she is a former senior affiliate of the Society for Organizational Learning, originated at MIT’s Sloan School of Management, and the co-author of the international bestseller Random Acts of Kindness.

Angie McArthur is a senior partner of Professional Thinking Partners, and since joining the company in 1998 has co-facilitated and designed global conferences, leadership retreats, training programs, and ongoing one-on-one Thinking Partnerships in organizations from non-profits to Fortune 500s. Angie has also worked extensively with youth as part of PTP’s sister company SmartWired, developing materials, interactive websites, and programs around the world in multiple languages, and recently co-authored the parenting book I Am Smart.

Episode Links and Resources

WEBSITE: Collaborative Intelligence

PODCAST: Episode 083: The ADHD Advantage with Dr. Dale Archer

PODCAST: Episode 088: The 3 Reasons You Can’t Leave Alone

FREE REPORT: 3 Killer Ways to Use DISC Profiles…and 3 Huge Mistakes to Avoid

BOOK: The ADHD Advantage

BOOK: Better Than Normal

APP: Smart Spark

APP: Thinking Talents

Contest

Text “WCSGIVEAWAY” to “33444” to enter to win a FREE Copy of Dawna and Angie’s book, Collaborative Intelligence or Click Here

Matt’s Pick of the Week

Slack

 

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Next Episode

In Episode 99 we will be sharing an interview with one of the people that I’ve looked up to for quite some time.  It’s a great interview and I know you won’t want to miss it!

Question: What is one thing you can do today to collaborate better with others? You can leave a comment by clicking here.

Direct download: Episode_098.mp3
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Odds are you have experienced burnout in your life.  You know, those times when you wake up tired, you go to bed worn out and the rest of your waking hours are filled with anxiety, irritability and a feeling of hopelessness? Today we share Part 2 of our discussion on How to Overcome Burnout and start enjoying your life again...

SHOW NOTES: http://www.mattmcwilliams.com/097

Today’s episode is Part 2 of a 2-part series on How to Overcome Burnout and Enjoy Your Life Again. You can listen to Part 1 here. Today we are going to talk about the ways 5-8 to avoid burnout.

This topic is one that many people will relate to. It’s a strange, and somewhat terrifying experience when you realize the things that used to bring you so much joy are now literally sucking the life out of you.

This episode came out of a conversation that I had about a year ago with my co-host, Mark, when he was still working a full-time job and trying to build a business on the side. He was the definition of “burning the candle at both ends” and he was approaching burnout. The suggestions we talk about in this episode (and Part 1 last week) are the ways I gave Mark to overcome his feelings of burnout and enjoy his life again.

Today’s Topics

In today’s episode, we talk about ways 5-8 for overcoming burnout:

    • Family Date Night
    • Get out with just your spouse
    • Take an afternoon off
    • Talk about it with a friend

And here is the full list of 8 Ways to Overcome Burnout:

    • Plan a week off
    • Keep time off simple
    • Eliminate something from your schedule
    • Create a daily family ritual
    • Family Date Night
    • Get out with just your spouse
    • Take an afternoon off
    • Talk about it with a friend

Episode Links and Resources

POST: Find Something to Look Forward To

FREE WORKSHEET: 12 Step Guide to Handling Stress

PODCAST: Episode 096: 8 Ways to Overcome Burnout (And Enjoy Your Life Again) Part 1

PODCAST: Episode 082: Making the Leap From Successful to Very Successful

PODCAST: Episode 094: What Drives You? with Ridgely Goldsborough

Matt’s Pick of the Week

Jeff Goins’ Free video series

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Next Episode

Episode 98 is an interview with Dawna Markova and Angie McArthur about how to collaborate effectively in their business and personal lives.  If you interact with other people (and everyone does…), you won’t want to miss this episode! 

Question: What is one thing you will do this week to overcome burnout? You can leave a comment by clicking here.

Direct download: Ep_97_.mp3
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Have you ever felt burned out? I mean, really burned out — you wake up tired, you go to bed worn out and the rest of your waking hours are filled with anxiety, irritability and a feeling of hopelessness? In today’s episode we’ll share 4 ways to overcome burnout and start enjoying your life again.

SHOW NOTES: htttp://www.mattmcwilliams.com/096

Today’s episode is Part 1 of a 2-part series on How to Overcome Burnout and Enjoy Your Life Again. Today we are going to talk about the first 4 ways to avoid burnout, and in Part 2 we’ll talk about ways 5-8.

This topic is one that many people will relate to. It’s a strange, and somewhat terrifying experience when you realize the things that used to bring you so much joy are now literally sucking the life out of you.

This episode came out of a conversation that I had about a year ago with my co-host, Mark, when he was still working a full-time job and trying to build a business on the side. He was the definition of “burning the candle at both ends” and he was approaching burnout. The suggestions we talk about in this episode (and Part 2 next week) are the ways I gave Mark to overcome his feelings of burnout and enjoy his life again.

Today’s Topics

In today’s episode, we talk about:

  • A time when I felt burned out
  • The importance of remembering your “why” to avoid burnout
  • The first 4 Ways to overcome burnout
    • Plan a week off.
    • Keep time off simple.
    • Eliminate something from your schedule, NOW.
    • Create a daily ritual with your family (or friends, or self).
  • I share what my daily ritual is with my family.

Episode Links and Resources

POST: Find Something to Look Forward To

FREE WORKSHEET: 12 Step Guide to Handling Stress

PODCAST: Episode 082: Making the Leap From Successful to Very Successful

PODCAST: Episode 094: What Drives You? with Ridgely Goldsborough

Matt’s Pick of the Week

The Calm App

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Next Episode

Episode 97 is Part 2 of this 2-part series on Overcoming Burnout.  If you’ve ever felt burned out, worn out or just beat down by life, you won’t want to miss this episode! 

Question: What are some ways you have overcome burnout? You can leave a comment by clicking here.

Direct download: Episode_96.mp3
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Do you remember where you were when you heard Robin Williams died? The whole world was in shock…this seemingly happy, joyful person we all loved had silently been hurting and was in pain. How many people do you know that might be silently struggling? In today’s episode I talk with someone who has dedicated his life to helping those who struggle.

SHOW NOTES: http://www.mattmcwilliams.com/095

Today’s Topics

In today’s episode, our guest and I talk about:

  • Writing when you aren’t a writer
  • The importance of telling a story
  • Jamie’s transition from surf company salesman to Non-Profit leader.
  • How To Write Love On Her Arms is helping those who are hurting

About Today’s Guest

Today’s guest is the founder of To Write Love on Her Arms (TWLOHA), a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and thoughts on suicide.  TWLOHA has one of the largest online audiences of any non-profit (2.5 million) and he has been interviewed by NBC Nightly News, CBS’s Sunday Morning, and Rolling Stone magazine, among others.  He is the only non-musician to win an MTVU Woodie Award.  He speaks frequently, telling the TWLOHA story and encouraging audiences at universities, concerts and music festivals.

Episode Links and Resources

POST: Oh Captain, My Captain: The 2 Greatest Lessons I Learned from Robin Williams

PODCAST: Episode 91: Harnessing the Power of Your Authentic Voice with Todd Henry

WEBSITE: To Write Love On Her Arms

MOVIE: To Write Love On Her Armsthe movie

HELP: 24-Hour Helpline and links to local resources

HELP: Suicide Prevention Hotline

Contest

Text “WCSGIVEAWAY” to “33444” to enter to win a FREE Copy of Jamie Tworkowski’s book, If You Feel Too Much or Click Here

Matt’s Pick of the Week

The Calm App

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Next Episode

In Episode 96 we talk about something that is all too prevalent in today’s society…burnout, and how to overcome it. If you’ve ever felt burned out, worn out or just beat down by life, you won’t want to miss this episode! 

Question: How will you tell your story this week? You can leave a comment by clicking here.

Direct download: Episode_95.mp3
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Why do you think the way you do? Why do you act the way you act? Why do you do everything you do? Do you know? Does it matter? Well today’s guest will explain why it is vitally important to figure out why you exist…and how to express it.

SHOW NOTES: http://www.mattmcwilliams.com/094

Today’s Topics

In today’s episode, our guest and I talk about:

  • The power of Entrepreneurship
  • Ridgely’s biggest successes
  • Why your “why” is important
  • The process for discovering your “why”
  • Ridgely takes me through the process he goes through with his coaching clients to find their “why”
  • My “why”

About Today’s Guest

Author and International Speaker, Ridgely Goldsborough, believes in taking complex and challenging issues and making sense out of them. He started his first business at the age of 16 and after graduating from Law School in 1987, has founded 43 companies. He has written 11 books, hosted his own television show and created dozens of audio and video programs on success and prosperity, and conducted dozens of online marketing campaigns.

Ridgely is the co-founder of the WHY Engine, the revolutionary marketing and messaging program used by professionals worldwide to attract ideal clients based on the company’s WHY (and I might add, not just companies but this is powerful for individuals as well).

Episode Links and Resources

Ridgely’s website

FREE WORKSHEET: How to Set Positive Expectations

FREE BOOK: Who Will Change the World, If Not the Entrepreneur?

PODCAST: Episode 045: Building Your Own Brand and Starting with the World You Know with Mike Bruny

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Question: What is your why? You can leave a comment by clicking here.

 

 

Direct download: Episode_94.mp3
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Have you ever had a job you hated? I mean REALLY hated? Are you in you in it now? Well in today’s episode, we’re going to talk about how to leave a job you hate using the power of a great network.

SHOW NOTES: http://www.mattmcwilliams.com/093

Today’s Topics

In today’s episode, our guest and I talk about:

  • Power of building a network
  • How to use projects to change your life and world
  • How to get out of a job you hate

About Today’s Guest

Mark Sieverkropp is a Podcaster, blogger, author, entrepreneur, connector, leader, consultant and speaker.

He is the author of Project:Success, which climbed to #3 in the Self-Help category in the Amazon Kindle Store as well as Start a Conversation with Anyone, Anywhere. He is also the co-founder and former co-host of the Happen To Your Career Podcast and the current co-host of this podcast, The World Changer Show. Mark is passionate about connecting with others, finding ways to add value to them and helping other people do the same.

Episode Links and Resources

PODCAST: Episode 032: John Corcoran on How to Build an Amazing Network and Working in the White House

PODCAST: Episode 026: Chandler Bolt on Saving 10,000 Lives, Thinking Big, and Being More Productive

PODCAST: Episode 049: Networking with Purpose

FREE BOOK: 8 Signs You Have a Crappy Job

BOOK: The Power of Starting Something Stupid by Richie Norton

Contest

Text CONNECTOR to “33444” to enter to win a FREE Copy of Judy Robinett’s book, How to Be a Power Connector  or Click Here.

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Question: What one action have you delayed taking that you need to take today? You can leave a comment by clicking here.

Direct download: Episode_93.mp3
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Are you living up to your full potential? If not, why aren’t you? Odds are, you have unknowingly developed habits that are actually holding you back. In today’s interview I talk with someone who has learned how to recognize, confront and overcome these damaging habits.

SHOW NOTES: http://www.mattmcwilliams.com/092

Today’s Topics

In today’s episode, our guest and I talk about:

  • Getting past our distractions
  • What is the “joy route”
  • The effect of limiting beliefs
  • Learning to love and accept yourself
  • The importance of self care

About Today’s Guest

Today’s guest is named one of the Top 100 Women to Watch in Wellness by Mind Body Green, and labeled a modern thought leader on the rise by Café Truth.  She is an inspirational author, speaker, travel writer, and life coach who left her successful career in advertising to follow her heart and be a writer and the best selling author of Find Your Happy, Find Your Happy Daily Mantras, and the new book, Adventures For Your Soul: 21 Ways to Transform Your Habits and Reach Your Full Potential.

Episode Links and Resources

PODCAST: Episode 003: John G. Miller of QBQ on Personal Accountability

PODCAST: Episode 091: Harnessing the Power of Your Authentic Voice with Todd Henry

POST: Why You Should Embrace Fear to Find Your Calling

FREE WORKSHEET: Overcoming the 7 Barriers to Success

BOOK: The Art of Work by Jeff Goins

BOOK: War of Art by Steven Pressfield

Contest

Text ADVENTURES to “33444” to enter to win a FREE Copy of Shannon Kaiser’s book, Adventures for your Soul  or Click Here.

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Next Episode

In Episode 93 we talk about something that is all too prevalent in today’s society…burnout, and how to overcome it. If you’ve ever felt burned out, worn out or just beat down by life, you won’t want to miss this episode! 

Question: What makes  you joyful? You can leave a comment by clicking here.

Direct download: Ep_92.mp3
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We live in a noisy world.  It has never been easier to express your thoughts, opinions, or even what you ate for breakfast.  The problem is, billions of other people are doing the same thing. So how do you stand out amid all the noise and chatter…well that’s what my guest and I talk about in today’s episode.

SHOW NOTES: http://www.mattmcwilliams.com/091

Today’s Topics

In today’s episode, our guest and I talk about:

  • What is your “authentic voice”?
  • Do you find or develop your voice?
  • The steps of developing your voice.
  • Todd’s favorite person he’s interviewed.

About Today’s Guest

Todd Henry is the founder of Accidental Creative, a company that helps creative people and teams generate brilliant ideas.  He regularly speaks and consults with companies about how to develop practices and systems that lead to everyday brilliance.  He is the author of three books: The Accidental Creative, Die Empty and his new book, Louder Than Words: Harness the Power of Your Authentic Voice. His books have been translated into more than a dozen languages, and he speaks internationally on creativity, productivity, leadership, and passion for work.

Episode Links and Resources

PODCAST: Episode 012: Tammy Helfrich on Finding the Right Community and Sharing Your Voice

POST: You Have This Superpower and Don’t Even Know It

BOOK: The Art of Work by Jeff Goins

BOOK: War of Art by Steven Pressfield

Contest

Text AUTHENTICVOICE to “33444” to enter to win a FREE Copy of Todd Henry’s book Louder Than Words.

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Next Episode

In Episode 92 I interview Shannon Kaiser about her new book Adventures for the Soul: 21 Ways to Transform Your Habits and Reach Your Full Potential.  We talk about the importance of being true to yourself and finding what makes you happy.

Question: Why do you think it’s important to develop your authentic voice? You can leave a comment by clicking here.

Direct download: Episode_91.mp3
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When you experience pain, what do you do? How do you react? Do you avoid it at all costs? Or do you, embrace it, use it to propel you to greater success and accomplishments than you ever thought possible? Today we talk about how a single African tribe has come to totally dominate the running world, and what it means for you.

SHOW NOTES: http://www.mattmcwilliams.com/090

DISCLAIMER: Parts of this story that are a bit graphic, so if your children listen to this podcast with you, we would suggest that perhaps you listen to it first and determine whether you want them to hear it–it’s not explicit, we just describe some of the extreme pain that these Kenyan runners endure…

In the world of running, as of a few years ago, 5 American high school runners had ever broken the 4:00 mile…one high school in this Kenyan tribe (the Kalenjin Tribe) had 4 breaking a 4:00 mile at the same time! Seventeen American men in history have ever run a marathon under 2:10:00…32 Kalenjin men ran that fast in a single month recently.

What is it about this tribe that has led them to dominating the world of running…and why does it matter to you?  We talk about this and more in this episode.

Here’s what we talk about today:

 

  • The definition of “mental toughness”
  • 4-step process to “bounce back”
  • The Kalenjin Tribe’s right of passage (this is the graphic part…)
  • The importance of pain in driving you to greatness
  • The connection between pain and priorities

Episode Links and Resources

BOOK: Golf is Not a Game of Perfect by Bob Rotella

PODCAST: Episode 057: How to Bounce Back From Defeat 

PODCAST: Episode 072: The Benefits of Smiling More (And How To Do It)

POST: Are You Truly Passionate About The Things That Matter Most?

POST: How to Overcome Defeat: Lessons from Bob Rotella, Adam Scott & More

POST: Insane Dedication Leads to Insane Success: Lessons from Sugar Ray Leonard

FREE WORKSHEET: Declarations Cheat Sheet

FREE WORKSHEET: Turn Your Disadvantages Into Your Biggest Assets

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Next Episode

On Episode 91 we have an interview with Todd Henry about his book, Louder Than Words:  This was one of my favorite interviews, don’t miss it!

 

 

Question: How have you used pain to push you to success? You can leave a comment by clicking here.

Direct download: Ep_90.mp3
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