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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
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EST

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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What will the number 1 job be 20 years from now? Do you know? Odds are it hasn’t even been thought of yet.  So how do you prepare for it? In a world that is changing so rapidly how do you ensure that you will be able to make a living–let alone change the world. In today’s episode we interview a man who has made a career out of adapting to our ever changing world.

SHOW NOTES: http://www.mattmcwilliams.com/089

Today’s Topics

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

  • What is disruption, and why is it important?
  • The opportunities available today
  • What job security really means
  • The key to succeeding
  • What it means to be an interpreneur

About Today’s Guest

Today’s guest is a dynamic entrepreneur and intrapreneur who is widely recognized as one of the world’s leading experts on disruption and innovation. He launches billion dollar businesses, transforms entire industries, revamps government institutions, and for over three decades continues to be at the forefront of global trends. He has worked with companies such as Linkedin, eBay, Sony and Universal Studios. He’s an adjunct professor at the University of Southern California, a sought after speaker and consultant and is often interviewed and quoted on major television networks and in major publications, both online and in print. He’s the author of Disrupt You!: Master Personal Transformation, Seize Opportunity, and Thrive in the Era of Endless Innovation.

Episode Links and Resources

JAY’S BOOK: Disrupt You!: Master Personal Transformation, Seize Opportunity, and Thrive in the Era of Endless Innovation.

JAY’S FREE COMPANION WORKBOOK: Tweet Jay @JaySamit or email him at jayalansamit [at] gmail.com

FREE BOOK: Who Will Change The World If Not The Entrepreneur?

EPISODE: Episode 003: Interview With John G. Miller of QBQ on Personal Accountability

Contest

Text DISRUPT to “33444” to enter to win a FREE Copy of Jay Samit’s book Disrupt You!

 

The winner will be announced during Episode 090.

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Next Episode

In Episode 90 we talk about how a single African tribe has completely dominated the world of running…and why it matters to you…it is fascinating. Don’t miss it!

Question: What obstacles do you see that could be huge opportunities?You can leave a comment by clicking here.

Direct download: Ep_89.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EST

When you think of a leader, what do you think of? Do you think of Bill Gates secluding himself in a cabin for a week to think big things. A solitary leader who single-handedly uses his genius to solve every problem, launch every new initiative, and change the world? Well, in today’s episode we’re going to hang up your superman cape and share the 3 reasons that you can’t lead alone.

SHOW NOTES: http://www.mattmcwilliams.com/088

Everywhere we look there are leaders being held up as single-handedly taking on the world and fearlessly leading their companies to record profits and accolades.  Donald Trump, Mark Cuban, Jack Welch, Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffet, Bill Gates. Society tries to tell us that these leaders lead fearlessly and lead alone. But the truth is actually very different.

In this episode we talk about:

  • Individual leaders come to decisions slower than groups
  • Leaders often fail to seek input from their team
  • 3 reason why you can’t lead alone
  • The difference between getting input and “decision by committee”

Episode Links and Resources

STUDY: Patrick Laughlin’s 2002 Study

FREE BOOK: The 8 Things Your Team Wants

PODCAST: Episode 087: Insight Out with Tina Seelig

BOOK: The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni

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On Episode 89 we have an interview with Jay Samit about his book, Disrupt You!: Master Personal Transformation, Seize Opportunity, and Thrive in the Era of Endless Innovation. This was one of my favorite interviews, don’t miss it!

 

Question: Why do you think it is important to get input from everyone on the team? You can leave a comment by clicking here.

Direct download: Ep_88.mp3
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Have you ever had a great idea?  I mean a really really great idea?  Did you turn it into reality?  The odds are that the idea is still just that…an idea.  In today’s episode we are going to talk about how to Get your Ideas Out of Your head and Into the World.

SHOW NOTES: http://www.mattmcwilliams.com/088

About Today’s Guest

Today’s guest has a Ph.D in neuroscience from Stanford University Medical School, is Professor of the Practice in the Department of Management Science and Engineering at Stanford School of Engineering, and executive director of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program. She is the internationally bestselling author of What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20, and the new book, Insight Out: Get Ideas Out of Your head and Into the World.

Connect with Tina

Twitter: @tseelig

Email: tseelig [at] gmail.com

In Today’s Episode

Our guest and I talk about:

  • The “Inventional Cycle” – what is it? and why is it important?
  • The importance of being entrepreneurial.
  • How to foster creativity and invention.
  • The importance of imagination.
  • What happens to imagination as we get older?

Episode Links and Resources

TINA’S BOOK: Insight Out: Getting Your Ideas Out of Your Head and Into the World

POST: The Proven Formula For Success at Anything

PODCAST:  Episode 082: From Successful to Very Successful

FREE BOOK: Who Will Change The World If Not The Entrepreneur?

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In Episode 88 we talk about the idea of being a solitary leader and share the 3 Reasons You Can’t Lead Alone.  Don’t miss this episode.

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

Direct download: Ep_87.mp3
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Who are your biggest critics?  Think about that question for a moment.  Who are the people in your life who are most critical of your dreams?  Who are the people that leave you feeling depleted, deflated and depressed? In today’s episode you will learn the 1 thing that will silence your critics forever...

SHOW NOTES: http://www.mattmcwilliams.com/086

We all have had a critic in our lives at one point or another. You know, the type of person that when you leave their presence, your energy is depleted, your joy stripped, and your dreams crushed.

In today's episode we talk about:

  • What is the definition of a critic (and who is not a critic)?
  • The one tactic to silence your critics forever.
  • Does "loving your enemies" mean you have to put up with critics in your life?
  • Critics only have power over us if we let them.
  • What if your critic is a family member?

We also announce the winner of the free copy of Margaret Neale and Thomas Lys' book, Getting (More Of) What You Want  from Episode 85.

Episode Links and Resources

FREE BOOK: Fear No More: Learn How to Overcome Your Negative Voices, Silence Your Critics & Conquer Your Greatest Obstacles

POST: Personal Growth Means Tough Decisions

PODCAST: 082 Making the Leap From Successful to Very Successful

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On Episode 87 we have an interview with Tina Seelig, the author of the new book Insight Out: Get Ideas Out of Your Head and Into the World.  We talk about how to harness your potential and turn your ideas into reality. Tina does a couple exercises with me that demonstrate how much creativity we all have inside of us.  Don’t miss this episode!

 

Question: What can you do to remove your critics from your life today?You can leave a comment by clicking here.

Direct download: Ep_86.mp3
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How often do you negotiate each day? Odds are, you are negotiating all day long. Whether it’s negotiating your salary, a large purchase, a decision at work, where to go to lunch or convincing your child to do their chores. We negotiate all day long. Today’s guests will help you get the most of the negotiations you find yourself in.

SHOW NOTES: http://www.mattmcwilliams.com/085

About Today’s Guests

Margaret Neale is an Adams Distinguished Professor of Management at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University, where her research focuses primarily on negotiating and team performance. She is the author of over 70 articles on the topics of bargaining and negotiating and is the coauthor of three books.
Thomas Lys is the Eric L. Kohler Chair in Accounting at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He was an editor of the Journal of Accounting and Economics for eleven years and has served as a consultant for General Electric and IBM, among other companies.

Together Margaret and Thomas wrote the new book, Getting (More Of) What You Want: How the Secrets of Economics and Psychology Can Help You Negotiate Anything, in Business and in Life.

In Today’s Episode

Our guests and I talk about:

  • What is negotiation?
  • When should we negotiate?
  • When should you walk away from a negotiation?
  • Should you make the first offer?
  • Does Win-Win really work?
  • What is the role of emotions in negotiation?

Margaret and Thomas explain how everyone is negotiating every day. This interview can benefit you whether you’re negotiating a car purchase or getting your child to do their chores.

Enjoy my interview with Margaret Neale and Thomas Lys.

Enter to Win a Free Copy of Getting (More Of) What You Want

I am giving away 1 free copy of Margaret and Thomas’ book, Getting (More Of) What You Want to one listener.

Click Here to Enter to win.

All entries must be in by Midnight PST on August 16, 2015.  The winner will be announced during Episode 086 on August 18, 2015.

Get an extra entry into the drawing by sharing this post on Twitter

Episode Links and Resources

CONTEST: Enter To Win a free copy of Getting (More Of) What You Want

POST: How To Ask For a Raise: 9 Tips to Get What You Want

BOOK: Influence by Robert Cialdini

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In Episode 86 we talk about how to silence your critics forever. We will give you several tips on how to make sure your dreams are not crushed by the critics in your life. Also, we will announce the winner of the free copy of Getting (More Of) What You Want.  

Question: What is your biggest struggle with negotiating? Or, if you consider yourself skilled at it, what is your best negotiating tip? You can leave a comment by clicking here.

Direct download: Ep_85.mp3
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What makes a leader? Is it circumstances? Genetics? Some people choose not to be a leader because they believe that leadership is “luck of the draw”--that some people are just born leaders. In today’s episode we are going to debunk this myth and explain how YOU can become a great leader.

SHOW NOTES: http://www.mattmcwilliams.com/084

We’ve all either had, or seen that person who just seems to be a natural leader…they are charismatic, they’re problem solvers, they’re good public speakers. So the question is, are great leaders born or made?

This is the question that we answer in this episode.

Here are some of the things we talk about in the episode:

  • How do you become a leader?
  • You are a leader by choice
  • What great leaders and parents don’t do
  • What great leaders and parents do.
  • The one reason most people choose not to be leaders

Episode Links and Resources

POST: The Hidden Danger of Playing the Blame Game

POST: How To Encourage Others and Inspire Your Followers

POST: What My Favorite Band Taught Me About Leading Well

PODCAST: The Shocking Similarities Among Great Leaders

PODCAST: The One Thing Every Leader Must Learn To Do

FREE RESOURCE: 21 Questions Every Leader Should Ask

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On Episode 85 we have an interview with two college professors that have written a book that is all about getting what you want through negotiations in business and life.  One thing that our guests note is that we are all negotiating every day. Don’t miss this episode!

 

Question: What choices can you make today to be a great leader? You can leave a comment by clicking here.

Direct download: Ep_84.mp3
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What do David Neelman, founder of Jet Blue, John Chambers, CEO of Cisco, and business mogul Sir Richard Branson have in common? They along with Pink, Ty Pennington, Adam Levine and countless other high profile achievers have publicly embraced their diagnosis of ADHD, and for good reason. In today’s episode, my guest and I discuss how this trait is a blessing, not a curse.

SHOW NOTES:  http://www.mattmcwilliams.com/083

 

About Today’s Guest

Today’s guest is a Medical Doctor, board certified Psychiatrist and Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He is the founder of The Institute for Neuropsychiatry in Lake Charles, LA, a radio and television show host, author of the NY Times Bestseller Better Than Normal and the brand new book that is available today, The ADHD Advantage.

In Today’s Episode

Our guest and I talk about:

  • What is ADHD?
  • What are the symptoms of ADHD?
  • 11% of children ages 4-17 are diagnosed with ADHD
  • ADHD and Multi-tasking
  • What is the “Explorer Gene”?
  • How to embrace an ADHD diagnosis

This interview is a great interview for everyone, not just those with ADHD.  Dr. Archer talks about how we all process information in different ways. The key is understanding how you process information and then learning to use it to your advantage.

Enjoy this interview with my friend, Dr. Dale Archer.

Episode Links and Resources

POST: How to Turn Your Worst Disadvantages Into Your Biggest Assets

FREE WORKSHEET: Turning Disadvantages into Assets Worksheet

FREE WORKSHEET: Find Your Focus Trigger

EPISODE: The One Thing Every Leader Must Learn To Do

DR. ARCHER’S BOOKS:

The ADHD Advantage

Better Than Normal

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In Episode 84 we are going to ask a question that is frequently asked in business and leadership circles….Are great leaders made? Or born?  The answer may surprise you.

Question: What is something in YOUR life that could be considered a “disability” but is actually an advantage? You can leave a comment by clicking here.

Direct download: Ep_83.mp3
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Did you know that not all successful people are equal? What separates the very successful from the successful? In today’s episode you will learn 4 things you must learn to do to make the leap from successful to very successful…

SHOW NOTES: http://www.mattmcwilliams.com/082

 

If you look back at the most successful people in history, You will find that each of them clearly learned to do four things. Some learned them earlier than others. But eventually they learned them all before they reached the level of very successful.

In this episode we talk about:

  • The difference between being successful and very successful
  • Some examples of very successful people

The four things you must learn to do to be very successful:

  • You must learn the magic word
  • You must learn to play dumb
  • You must learn to play and rest
  • You must learn to take action

 

Episode Links and Resources

CONTEST:  Learn more about how to win a copy of Jason Kotecki’s book, Penguins Can’t Fly and a $25 Gift Card.

EPISODE 80: The One Thing that Every Leader Must Learn To Do

BOOK: Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell

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In Episode 083 we have another fantastic interview to share with you.  Matt interviews Dr. Dale Archer and they talk about how having ADHD can be an advantage, not a disorder.  They also discuss his book, The ADHD Advantage.  Don’t miss this episode!

Question: What is the one thing you will do this week to make the leap to very successful? You can leave a comment by clicking here.

Direct download: Ep_82.mp3
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What do Gandhi, Mother Teresa, MLK, Walt Disney, George Washington, Jesus and Steve Jobs have in common?  They were nonconformists.  They colored outside the lines.  They changed the world.  Today’s episode is an interview that will make you laugh, dream and color outside the lines!

SHOW NOTES: http://www.mattmcwilliams.com/081

 

About Today’s Guest

Today’s guest is an artist, author, speaker, husband, father, and self-proclaimed cereal aficionado.  He has made it his mission in life to annihilate Adultitis by uncovering the secrets of childhood and sharing them with others. Ladies and Gentlemen, here is Matt’s interview with Jason Kotecki.

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

  • What is Adultitis?
  • How do we escape it?
  • Rules that don’t exist
  • The dumbest “non-rules”

Some of the non-rules we discuss are,

  • Thou shalt not jump in puddles
  • Thou shalt act your age
  • Thou shalt color in the lines
  • Thou shalt brag about how busy thou art

The Contest:

Between now and July 28, 2015…

Comment below with your favorite non-rule (feel free to include picture evidence of you breaking it!)

OR

Tweet your favorite non-rule (photo proof is best…) using the hashtag #notarule

The winner will be announced on the Aug 4th episode and will win a copy of Jason’s book, Penguins Can’t Fly as well as a $25 Gift Card.

 

Episode Links and Resources

POST: The Real Reasons You Are Overworked

POST: Finding Beauty in the Messiness of Life

 

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Join me for episode 82, we are going to talk about 4 “Musts” that will take you from successful to VERY successful.  You don’t want to miss it!

Question: Share your favorite ‘non-rule’ for a chance to win a copy of ‘Penguins Can’t Fly’ and a $25 Gift Card You can leave a comment by clicking here.

Direct download: Ep_81.mp3
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Every great leader must learn to do this one thing. In today’s episode we’re going to break down this habit and teach you how to implement into your leadership.

SHOW NOTES: http://www.mattmcwilliams.com/080

This episode marks big changes for the World Changer Show.  Here are some of the changes:

  • New Co-host -- Mark Sieverkropp
  • Video-cast of the podcast (see below)
  • Mark will be doing much of the show prep for the podcast

In today's episode we talk about this exact topic...delegation.

Delegation is one thing that every great leader does.  Delegation will give you more Freedom and Trust.

In this episode Matt shares 4 things that he has learned about delegating:

  • My team is smart
  • My team is not perfect
  • My team likes to do different things than me
  •  Trusting just feels better

 

Action item: Pick one task that you are currently doing that you can delegate to a member of your team.

Episode Links and Resources

POST: Overworked and Proud Of It: Workload as a Status Symbol

RESOURCE:  One-on-One Meetings for Leaders (posts and free download!)

PODCAST EPISODE: The Lie of Influence (referenced in a podcast review read in the episode)

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penguins cant fly, jason koteckiIn Episode 081 Matt interviews author Jason Kotecki about his book "Penguins Can't Fly" and 39 Other Rules That Don't Exist. They talk about escaping "adult-itis"...you don't want to miss this episode!  

 

Question:  How would you rate your ability to delegate?  How would your team rate it?

Direct download: Episode_80.mp3
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The title of today’s episode is “The Power of Starting Something Stupid”…yes, I said Stupid. This is something that, I’ll admit, I’ve probably had more experience doing than almost anyone. But that isn’t necessarily a bad thing…in fact, it’s something that the highest achievers in all industries do on a regular basis.

In today’s episode, our guest and I discuss:

  • Acting on Stupid Ideas
  • What it actually means to “Crush” fear
  • How pride holds us back
  • The myths of procrastination

…and much more!

About Today’s Guest

Today’s guest is a social entrepreneur, the CEO and Founder of Global Consulting Circle, an international speaker and consultant for the corporate growth and personal development industries, the bestselling author of The Power of Starting Something Stupid, has shared the stage with the likes of Stephen R. Covey, Stephen M.R. Covey and Kevin Rollins, and in 2010 was recognized as one of the Top Forty Under 40 “best and brightest young businessmen” in Hawaii.

But his life hasn’t been all accomplishments and accolades.  He has experienced indescribable pain and anguish, first from the sudden passing of his brother-in-law and only a short time later the death of his infant son.  But he would be the first to tell you that these sobering experiences, while unwanted, have made him the man he is today.  It is these experiences that have given him the drive to act on his stupid ideas and made him determined to not regret a single day in his life.

He is an author, speaker, consultant, coach, entrepreneur, husband and father.

You are going to LOVE this interview with my friend, Richie Norton.

Listen to This Episode

Episode Links and Resources

POST: Get Rid of Procrastination once and for All

POST: Why Ignorance Might be Your Biggest Asset

INTERVIEW: Itay Talgam, The Ignorance Maestro

BOOK: The Power of Starting Something Stupid by Richie Norton

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Join me for episode 80, the first episode of the all-new World Changer Show. My new co-host, Mark Sieverkropp and I will be talking about the one thing that every leader eventually needs to learn to do well.  This is something that took me a long time to learn myself and is perfect for the first episode in this new format.

Question: What is your “stupid” thing you’ve been putting off doing? What crazy idea have you not yet acted upon? You can leave a comment by clicking here.

Direct download: Episode_79.mp3
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How’s your energy level right now?  Do you need a boost? There are two types of people in the world…those who need an energy boost right now and those that will need an energy boost at sometime in the future.  Today, I am going to share with you 5 Caffeine-Free Ways to Boost Your Energy and be more productive.

SHOW NOTES: http://www.mattmcwilliams.com/078

I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that at some point in your life, you have had a lack of energy…Let’s face it…Changing the world can be exhausting.  Between work, family, entertainment and activities and everything else that you are doing every day, there is bound to be times when you feel like you don’t have the energy to get through the next 10 minutes…let alone the rest of the day!

Of course there are way more than 5 ways to boost your energy…I want to hear what works for you. Leave a comment below with your go to energy-boosting habit, strategy or tip.

In today’s episode, I go in depth about my top 5 ways to boost your energy without grabbing that 4th cup of coffee…and it might sound like an exaggeration, but one of these ways literally changed my life! You can listen to the full episode below.

  • Go Green
  • Get up and move
  • Relax
  • Get the right lighting
  • Be cool

Action item: Pick one of these tips and put it into practice.

Action item 2: Leave a comment below and share what you do to boost your energy.

Episode Links and Resources

POST: How to Retain More of What You Read

Taiwanese Report on the effect of plants on your mood

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Join me for episode 79 with someone who is determined to live a life of no regrets.  He has known the pain of losing a child and the joy of living life on his own terms.  He has written best selling books and shared the stage with some of the foremost leadership experts of the past few decades.  He’s created a business that helps people lean into their fears, make a difference and live without regrets.  Don’t miss this interview!

Upcoming Announcement

I will have an exciting announcement to share with you in Episode 80! It’s something that I’ve been working on for a few months now and it’s going play a big part in taking the World Changer Show to the next level! You DON’T want to miss it!

 

Question: What do you do when you need to boost your energy? You can leave a comment by clicking here.

Direct download: Episode_78.mp3
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At any point in time, we’re either going through a transition, we just came out of one, or we’re about to go through one. How do we handle the difficult transitions in life? Today’s guest will show you how.

The title of the episode is “How to Navigate Life’s Difficult Transitions” and the title says it all. It’s one that truly applies to everyone. My belief is that all of us are either in a transition, just came out of a transition, or about to enter one.

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • Why change is so scary
  • The four stages of transition
  • The secret ingredient of navigating transition
  • Why discontentment is healthy

About Today’s Guest

Brian Holmes, the Founder and President of the Strategic Living Institute (SLI), a life changing organization dedicated to teaching people to harness the power and potential that God has given them. SLI’s mission and method is revolutionary, providing individuals the opportunity and means to receive inner life healing, purpose specific training and development, and the practical activation necessary to be mobilized as leaders of cultural transformation.

Each year, Brian travels extensively, speaking in conferences and leadership forums around the world. He has authored numerous books and curriculums, including the internationally acclaimed, ‘The Ties That Bind’, a study on identifying and breaking unhealthy connections and soul ties. In addition to his books, Brian has also created numerous video and audio programs which are specifically targeted to unlocking and releasing the full potential of every individual. Brian is a board certified counselor; a certified facilitator for The Pacific Institute; an author and lecturer; a Certified Life, Business, and Leadership Coach; a Master Coach Trainer; and mentor to people in all fields.

Listen to This Episode

Episode Links and Resources

POST: This is Helping “Ordinary” People Have Extraordinary Success

PODCAST INTERVIEW: Jeff Goins on Finding Your Calling

My interview on Brian’s Podcast on Limting Beliefs

FREE BOOK: 8 Signs You Have a Crappy Job

Brian’s Website

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Join me for episode 78, 5 Ways to Boost Your Energy. When it’s the middle of the afternoon and you need a boost, what do you do? You could reach for the coffee, but caffeine loses its effect after a while. Not to mention it’s only a temporary lift. You need lasting energy. So what do you do? In episode 78, I’ll share five ways to boost your energy at the office or at home. Number three literally changed my life.

 

Question: What transition have you gone through that put you in a better place in life? What did you learn from it? You can leave a comment byclicking here.

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Aren’t great leaders supposed to know it all? That was the lie I told myself for nearly a decade. Today’s guest destroyed that belief once and for all. In this episode of the World Changer Show, he’ll share why great leaders must be ignorant (or at least act like it).

It’s not very often that I read a book and recommend it as highly as I recommend the one we’re talking about today. I was honored to join the author in a wonderful conversation about leadership, why ignorance is a necessary leadership trait, and what we can learn from world-class composers and conductors.

In this episode, we discuss:

-Why you shouldn’t be a know-it-all leader.

-How ignorance is central to great leadership.

-What you can learn about leadership from six world class conductors, all with very different styles.

-What it was like to be mentored by the great Leonard Bernstein.

-How “experts’ syndrome” can hold you back and how to overcome it.

-Why you must embrace the gaps in life (and how to do it).

-What makes some music timeless and others forgettable.

-How allowing individuals to express their uniqueness actually makes for better teamwork.

 

About Today’s Guest

 

Our guest today is a protégé of the great conductor Leonard Bernstein and has conducted orchestras around the world. He is also the author of the amazing new book, The Ignorant Maestro, which has quickly become one of my favorite leadership books. Make sure to check out his popular TED Talk below in the resources section. To date, it has more than 3 million views.

He is an orchestral conductor turned into ‘conductor of people’ – be it in in government, academia, business, education, therapy –  anywhere the creation of human harmony through cooperation is desired. He teaches leadership to Fortune 500 companies, nonprofits and universities, and at conferences around the world, including TED, Google’s Zeitgeist, and the World Economic Forum at Davos.

And, to top it all off, he is one of the most enjoyable, humble, and nicest people I’ve had the privilege of interacting with on this podcast. Please welcome to the World Changer Show, Itay Talgam.

 

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Join me for episode 77 with Brian Holmes. The title of the episode is “Now to Navigate Life’s Difficult Transitions” and let’s just say that you don’t want to miss this episode. My belief is that all of us are either in a transition, just came out of a transition, or about to enter one, so this truly does apply to all of us.

 

Question: How can you embrace ignorance more to better lead those who follow you? You can leave a comment by clicking here.

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There are certain things that no successful person ever says. Successful people are intentional about the words they speak, to themselves and to others. Today, I’m going to share 29 things successful people never say.

Some of these 29 things might seem obvious. Others some might surprise you, especially if you’ve based your definition of success on what Hollywood or the media says.

It is by no means a complete list, so I want to hear from you. Leave a comment below with what you would add. You can also tweet it using the hashtag #SuccessNeverSays.

In today’s episode, I go into detail about each of these, why successful people never say these things and how simply saying these can harm you and keep you from success. You can listen to the full episode below the list.

  • I never failed along the way.
  • My dreams can wait.
  • I never thought about quitting.
  • Everyone believed in me.
  • No one believed in me.
  • I did it all by myself.
  • I relied on others.
  • I never lost any sleep.
  • It’s too late to start.
  • There’s plenty of time to start.
  • Everyone thought it was a good idea.
  • It was always fun.
  • It was no fun.
  • I’ve kept all the same friends.
  • I never celebrate the little milestones.
  • I listen to my doubters.
  • I listen to no one.
  • This is what my parents wanted for me.
  • I avoid conflict.
  • I never learned to delegate.
  • I watch a lot of TV. (OK this doesn’t apply to people whose career is in TV)
  • I let things like email, social media, and phone calls distract me.
  • I keep quiet.
  • I speak exactly what is on my mind.
  • I never ask for help.
  • I never cry.
  • I said yes to everyone.
  • I said no to everyone.
  • I’ve got it all figured out.

Action item: Think of things that you say to yourself and others that you need to stop saying. Then stop saying them.

Action item 2: Tweet about that or something else successful people never say. Include the hashtag #SuccessNeverSays. Below are some images you can post on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.

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Episode Links and Resources

Jeff Goins Interview

POSTS ON DELEGATION: What Every Great Leader Eventually Learns | The Real Reasons You Are Overworked

CHEAT SHEET: Positive Declarations Starter Guide

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Join me for episode 76 with someone I am so excited to introduce you to, although you may know him already. He is a protégé of the great conductor Leonard Bernstein and has conducted orchestras around the world. He is also the author of the amazing new book, The Ignorant Maestro, which has quickly become one of my favorite leadership books. If you want a preview of this interview, check out his popular TED Talk above in the resources section. Todate, it has more than 3 million views.

 

Question: What would you add to this list? What else do successful people never say? You can leave a comment by clicking here.

 

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Have you ever thought about starting a business? According to a recent reader and listener survey, nearly 100% of you have. I believe that starting a business can be one of the most exciting, liberating, and fulfilling things you’ll ever do. And it’s a great way to impact the world in a positive way…if you do it right.

Show notes: http://www.mattmcwilliams.com/074

Today’s guest has been a part of fifteen startups and has worked with companies ranging from eBay, Oracle, Adobe, Honda, Yahoo, and Apple to numerous small businesses just getting off the ground. He’s a leading expert in helping aspiring business owners to launch the right way.

Here’s a sample of what Trajan and I cover in today’s interview:

  • What has Trajan learned from working with 15 startups?
  • The advantages of entrepreneurship – and the mythical advantages.
  • Why you should think big…and start and act small.
  • What holds people back from starting their own business?
  • How do you discipline yourself to focus?
  • Why you should stop saying “Wouldn’t it be cool if ____?” in your business.
  • What you can learn from Zappos, Papa John’s, and Kleenex.
  • How to test a product BEFORE you make it.
  • Why shouldn’t make long-range plans before you start.

About Trajan

Trajan has been a self-proclaimed internet nerd since 1995. His career spans the past two decades working in Silicon Valley for some big companies and some small companies. Today, he works for himself teaching other aspiring business owners how to start their businesses the right way.

Fun facts about Trajan:

  • He has a couple of patents on internet technology and a couple of degrees.
  • If you’re a designer you’ll know his name is also a font, but he wants you to know that he wasn’t named after the font.
  • He loves to travel and speaks a few languages. He also loves to fight and has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do.
  • He competes in triathlons.
  • He lives in Europe “where the food is better.”

Episode Links and Resources

PODCAST: Autopsy of a Failed Business

POST: Of Risk and the Entrepreneur

FREE BOOK: Who Will Change the World…if Not the Entrepreneur

Trajan’s Site Invincible Startup

Follow Trajan on Twitter

Show notes: http://www.mattmcwilliams.com/074

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You will never hear yes if you never ask. What holds you back from making the impossible asks in your life? Usually, it’s because you’re stuck in the most dangerous place in the world…your comfort zone.

What is the Impossible Ask?

The impossible ask is the question that scares you the most. In fact, just thinking of asking it terrifies you. It’s the question that has never been asked before. It’s the question that seems…well impossible to ask. It’s crazy. It’s potentially embarrassing. It leads to unknown places.

It’s different for everyone. And asking it will change your life.

The impossible ask might be when you ask your boss for that huge raise. It might be when you ask a publisher to publish your book. It could be any number of things.

But most people never ask.

Today, I’ll show you how to bust out of your comfort zone and make the impossible ask.

Episode Links and Resources

POST: You’ll Never Hear Yes

BOOK: Never Eat Alone by Keith Ferrazi

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Join me for episode 74 with Trajan King, who will show you how to start a business the right way.

 

Question: What are you missing out on just because you’re too afraid to ask the right question? You can leave a comment by clicking here.

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I used to be a very grumpy person. OK, I still am sometimes, but it used to be a whole lot worse. Until I discovered the power of something so simple, it almost seemed too good to be true. I learned how to smile more.

In today’s episode I’ll share with you:

  • How I learned how to smile. (Yes, for some of us this takes learning)
  • The positive effects of smiling more on your mind, body, and performance.
  • The secret to smiling more.
  • 6 ways you can get in the habit of smiling more.

This episode is literally guaranteed to bring a smile to your face, so listen carefully and you’ll reap the benefits of smiling more.

Episode Links and Resources

FREE WORKSHEET: How to Set Positive Expectations

POST: How to Stop Being Negative

Show notes page: http://www.mattmcwilliams.com/072

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Since the dawn of time, most great leaders have had one thing in common. It’s not often highlighted in the annals of leadership. It’s rarely written about or listed as a strategic advantage. It might surprise you, but it’s responsible for freeing nations, leading movements, and inspiring generations.

The shocking similarity among great leaders is that they were angry. More importantly, they used their anger.

Great leaders are angry.

Angry at the status quo.

Angry at average.

Angry at injustice and oppression.

Angry at the missing pieces.

Angry at second place.

Angry at anything that holds them back or others back.

Angry at obstacles.

Anger has such a negative connotation, but when we look at the greatest leaders throughout history, they used their anger to free people from oppression, start world-changing movements, think of new solutions to old problems, and ultimately to leave a powerful legacy.

Today, I’ll show you why anger is an ally and how to use it to your advantage.

Episode Links and Resources

FREE GUIDE: 21 Questions Every Leader Should Ask

Quote

“The supreme task is to organize and unite people so that their anger becomes a transforming force.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

TWEET THAT: http://ctt.ec/ceap3

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Join me for episode 72, The Secret to Smiling More Often. Do you want to know the secret to smiling more often? Of course you do! Smiling more has been shown to have all sorts of positive effects on the body and mind. Smiling is the result of feeling happy, right? Not exactly. In fact, the secret to smiling more often is not a reaction to a feeling at all. In the next episode, I’ll reveal to you the secret to smiling more often and what it could mean for you.

 

Question: How have you used anger to your advantage? You can leave a comment by clicking here.

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You have something to say to the world. You have a contribution to make. Each of us has ideas that can reshape the world, in large ways or small.

That is how Dorie Clark opens her new book, Stand Out: How to Find Your Breakthrough Idea and Build a Following Around It.

She goes on to say:

Whatever your issue, if you really want to make an impact, it’s important for your voice to be heard.

I could not agree more. You do have a voice and it should be heard. But the question ishow?

Well, Dorie will show you how.

Here’s what I said about the book in an Amazon review:

I’ve been in the marketing space for more than a decade. I read the book because I thought it would help the people I talk to…aspiring bloggers, business owners, and thought leaders. I honestly didn’t expect anything for ME! And yet it’s one of the most highlighted books I own. Everyone can learn WHY they should stand out, HOW to do it and ultimately WHO can benefit. This book is a MUST READ for anyone looking to share their ideas, message, and talents with the world.

In today’s episode, we go in-depth into many of ideas and principles in the book, starting with why you should find your breakthrough and build a following around it – why you should stand out!

We also talk about:

  • Why so many of us shrink back when it comes to sharing our ideas and voice.
  • What has helped Dorie overcome her fears.
  • How to stand out (without getting arrested or being born famous).
  • Why you shouldn’t want to just “blend in.”
  • The questions you need to ask yourself to discover your breakthrough idea or message.
  • How to be seen as an authority in your industry.
  • The always popular much, much more.

About Dorie

Dorie Clark is a marketing strategy consultant, professional speaker, and frequent contributor to the Harvard Business ReviewForbes, Entrepreneur, and the World Economic Forum blog. Recognized as a “branding expert” by the Associated Press,Fortune, and Inc. magazine, she is also the author of Reinventing You: Define Your Brand, Imagine Your Futureanother fantastic book that I highly recommend.

Clark consults and speaks for a diverse range of clients, including Google, the World Bank, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, the Ford Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Yale University, the Mount Sinai Medical Center, and the National Park Service.

We were born less than a year apart in the same hospital, which her father and my mother both worked in at the same time. Small world, huh?

For more about Dorie, check out her About Page.

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Does your family have a negative history? What about your job? Is there something that it seems you inherited or as “always been that way?” If so, you are the one to break the cycle. In today’s podcast episode, I’ll show you how.

That’s right. I declared that you are a cycle breaker.

You can break the negative cycles of your father, your mother, your grandparents, your predecessor at work, or your team’s performance. You are capable of putting an end to anything you put your mind to.

That means though that you have to take responsibility for doing so. You can’t blame your parents or family history. You can’t blame the team leader before you or your boss. You can’t blame God.

A Warning

If you aren’t the one to break a cycle, it may never be broken. It will come back to haunt future generations. And it will be your fault.

If you want to learn how to break the negative cycles in your family, your business, and your community, today’s episode is for you. 

Episode Links and Resources

FREE Declarations Cheat Sheet

Jeff Goins’ Free Training: 7 Steps to Pursuing Your Calling

Jeff Goins’ Free Training on How to Become a Full-Time Writer

John Corcoran Free Training: How to Cold Email any VIP

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Join me for episode 70 with Dorie Clark, author of the brand new bestseller, Stand Out. This is an amazing book and even better interview. If you’ve ever wondered how YOU can find your breakthrough idea and actually build a following (and business) around it, this episode is for you. This is one that no platform builder or world changer should miss.

 

Question: Have you broken a cycle? If so, how did you do it? You can leave a comment by clicking here.

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Have you ever been rejected? That’s like asking if you’ve ever drank water. Rejection is a part of the human experience. But…have you ever purposefully been rejected…over and over again? Today’s guest has.

At the risk of giving away too much of his story, today’s guest, Jia Jiang, went on a rejection journey. After facing a crippling rejection, he started rejection therapy by purposefully seeking out opportunities to be rejected.

After his journey, he had a breakthrough. He realized that rejection isn’t something you should shy away from, but something that you can use to your advantage.

He will share with you why rejection is so hard to handle, what you can learn from rejection, how to use it to your advantage, and how to make a proper paper airplane (using a $100 bill at a bank).

About Jia

Jia Jiang came to the United States with the dream of being the next Bill Gates. But despite early success in the corporate world, his first attempt to pursue his entrepreneurial dream ended in rejection. Jia was crushed, and spiraled into a period of deep self doubt. But he realized that his fear of rejection was a bigger obstacle than any single rejection would ever be, and he needed to find a way to cope with being told no without letting it destroy him. Thus was born his “100 days of rejection” experiment, during which he willfully sought rejection on a daily basis–from requesting a lesson in sales from a car salesman (no) to asking a flight attendant if he could make an announcement on the loud speaker (yes) to his famous request to get Krispy Kreme doughnuts in the shape of Olympic rings (yes, with a viral video to prove it).

Jia learned that even the most preposterous wish may be granted if you ask in the right way, and shares the secret of successful asking, how to pick targets, and how to tell when an initial no can be converted into something positive. But more important, he learned techniques for steeling himself against rejection and ways to develop his own confidence–a plan that can’t be derailed by a single setback. Filled with great stories and valuable insight, Rejection Proof is a fun and thoughtful examination of how to overcome fear and dare to live more boldly.

Episode Links and Resources

BOOK: Rejection Proof by Jia Jiang

All of the 100 Days of Rejection videos

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Join me for episode 69, How to be a Cycle Breaker. In this episode, I will show you how you can break the cycles that have bound you to mediocrity or defeat. Does your family have a negative history? What about your job? Is there something that it seems you inherited or as “always been that way?” If so, you are the one to break the cycle.

 

Question: How have you used rejection to your advantage? You can leave a comment by clicking here.

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How to Avoid the Trap of Measuring Your Impact

You cannot measure influence with numbers. When I first started my blog, I spent a lot of time caring about things like subscribers, followers, and number of this or that. The problem with that is that none of those measured my true influence in the lives of others.

If you’ve ever fallen in the trap of trying to measure your influence, this episode is for you. So many of my listeners get caught up, like we all do, in statistics. We want to know our Klout score, how many downloads we got, or how many followers we have. But the voice that says those numbers matter is a lie.

When I first started, I measured every single day obsessively. One day I would get ten sign-ups, the next day none. Then I’d wonder, what did I do wrong to get zero subscribers? The answer is nothing. That’s just what happens day-to-day.

Over time, I realized that I shouldn’t be focused on those numbers. I should be focused on my followers, not my follower count. I should be focused on you.

You are the ones who write to me and share things like:

Your post today was life-changing.

I finally found the courage to have a difficult conversation.

I will be a better father today.

I’ve been putting off asking for a raise…that stops today!

Thank you for inspiring me to start my own business.

Words like those are immeasurable. How can you possibly put a value on life-changing? How do you quantify courage? Better fathers and new businesses don’t make for pretty spreadsheets.

One changed life, one more courageous leader, one better dad, one inspired entrepreneur…that is influence, not numbers.

Today’s episode busts the lie that tells you that statistics, not people, matter most.

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FREE BOOK: Fear No More – How to Overcome Your Negative Voices, Silence Your Critics, and Conquer Your Greatest Obstacles

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Join me for episode 68 with Jia Jiang. a man with an amazing and inspiring story of overcoming rejection…on purpose for 100 days. It’s wild story that will show you how to get past your biggest fears and overcome rejection.

Question: How are you influencing others? You can leave a comment byclicking here.

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Today's guest is helping in the fight against one of the greatest epidemics of our time: fatherlessness. If you don't think it's an epidemic, consider the sobering statistics below.

The US Department of Health/Census reports that 63% of youth suicides are from fatherless homes. 90% of all homeless and runaway children are from fatherless homes, as reported by The US D.H.H.S. and Bureau of the Census. 85% of all children who show behavior disorders come from fatherless homes (Center for Disease Control). 85% of all youths in prison come from fatherless homes (Fulton Co. Georgia, Texas Dept. of Correction).

This is clearly an epidemic. It might be the single biggest problem facing our nation and the world.

The reality is that children need fathers. While we appreciate, honor, and offer as much help as possible to single mothers like my mom, the statistics don't lie. A nation and a world without fathers is faltering.

Today's guest doesn't claim to have all the answers, but he is on a mission to address the problem. He hosts a call-in, text-in and email-in podcast for fatherless children get their life questions answered, in an effort to thwart the ill effects of living without fatherly advice.

Please join me in welcoming to the show, Dr. Shane Wall.

About Shane

Dr. Shane Wall is host of the Hi Dad Show, a call-in, text-in and email-in podcast for fatherless children get their life questions answered, in an effort to thwart the ill effects of living without fatherly advice. He is the founder and pastor of The Feast of the Lord in Orangeburg, SC, where he and his wife Jasmyne reside.

Pastor Wall is the author of the book, What Are You Doing After the Dance? and his newest book, Understanding.

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Hi Dad Podcast

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Join me for episode 67, The Lie of Influence. If you've ever fallen in the trap of trying to measure your influence, this episode is for you. So many of my listeners get caught up, like we all do, in statistics. We want to know our Klout score, how many downloads we got, or how many followers we have. But the voice that says those numbers matter is a lie. Come back for episode 67 to learn why.

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Do yourself a favor…the next time you start to say something bad about yourself, SHUT UP! Seriously, shut up. Don’t say it.

You can think it, but don’t say it. Don’t mumble it under your breathe. Don’t say it to someone else. Don’t write it down.

Your negative thoughts don’t have to become reality. In fact they can’t be, because you are too valuable to the rest of us to live that way.

So shut up.

Your parents or grandparents probably told you:

If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all.

The same applies to talking to and about yourself.

I’m not telling you to live in fantasy land. The world will keep you from ever doing that. It will knock you down, drag you around, tell you lies, and leave you the cleaning bill. I am telling you to control what only you can…your words about yourself.

In today’s episode, I will share six strategies to help you overcome the negative words you say about yourself. This might be one of the most important episodes I ever do, because I see this problem in so many people, from friends, family, and coaching clients.

If you want to be successful, you have to change the way you talk about yourself. This episode will show you how.

Episode Links and Resources

FREE CHEAT SHEET: Starter Guide to Positive Declarations

FREE WORKSHEET: How to Overcome Limiting Beliefs

Quotes

“Like food is to the body, self-talk is to the mind. Don’t let any junk thoughts repeat in your head.” ― Maddy Malhotra - TWEET THAT

“Relentless, repetitive self talk is what changes our self-image.” ― Denis Waitley - TWEET THAT

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Next Episode

Join me for episode 66 with Dr. Shane Wall, who is playing a large role in addressing the problem of fatherlessness in this country. He hosts a call-in, text-in and email-in podcast for fatherless children get their life questions answered, in an effort to thwart the ill effects of living without fatherly advice. This is a powerful episode that you don’t want to miss.

 

 

Question: What do you need to stop telling yourself? What positive words can you replace it with? You can leave a comment by clicking here.

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At an early age (four years old), today’s guest decided to become a millionaire. Twenty-one years later, he achieved it. That might sound like the end of the story, but it’s actually the beginning.

Deciding at the age of four to become a millionaire is not very common. Usually four-year olds want to become a firefighter, an astronaut, or perhaps an athlete or doctor. But JV Crum III was an entrepreneur at heart, starting his first business at five years old, and made a decision early in life that he wanted to become a millionaire.

When he achieved that dream at the age of twenty-five, he discovered it wasn’t all it was cracked up to be. He was basically living the American Dream but he writes, “I thought that becoming a millionaire would be the whole answer, but I wasn’t happy nor was I fulfilled.” We discuss how he came to that realization and what it was like to realize that he hit his goal, had all the stuff he dreamed about and discover he wasn’t truly happy.

I also ask JV if he thinks entrepreneurs are born, made, or if that path in life is something you have to decide on. His answer might surprise you.

We also discuss the power of visualization, specifically how he coaches someone through his conscious process. And since JV has spent decades studying ultra-successful people, I ask him about some of the common traits among them.

This is an interview that you don’t want to miss.

About JV

Our guest today is a best selling author, world-renowned business coach, and mentor. He became a self-made entrepreneur millionaire in his twenties and is an investor who has built and sold companies. Our guest is a visionary strategist and is also a speaker in the areas of conscious business, fast profit growth, and youth leadership. He holds graduate degrees in three areas – law, and MBA, and a Masters in Psychology.

He is the Founder and Director of a global non-profit that supports the development of youth leaders from age 6 to 25 who are giving back to their communities and uplifting humanity. The non-profit he founded, Conscious World Foundation, produces the annual Conscious World Day to both honor youth from around the world and inspire others with their heart-felt stories of giving back and making their difference.

On a personal level he is an adventurer and world-traveler who loves the outdoors, nature, and all things related to water, from class-five water rafting to skiing.

He’s helping people to live with consciousness and purpose. He’s showing the world that wealth and social responsibility are not mutually exclusive. And he’s inspiring a new generation to think big and think bold. JV is a true world changer.

Episode Links and Resources

Conscious Millionaire Website

Conscious World Foundation

Conscious Millionaire Book (Only $0.99 on Kindle as of Friday, April 2)

Connect with JV: LinkedIn | Facebook | Twitter

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Join me for episode 65, How to Overcome Negative Self-Talk. I’ll share with you six strategies to help you overcome the negative words you say about yourself.

Question: What successes have you had in life that didn’t fully satisfy you? How did you react? You can leave a comment by clicking here.

Direct download: Episode_64.mp3
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Have you ever been told to “keep both eyes on the ball”? A friend of mine said that very thing a while back. His business is struggling and he is battling the constant fight to maintain balance between the future (vision) and the present (day-to-day responsibilities). He, and his business it seemed, was at the end of their ropes.

According the Small Business Administration, almost 90% of all businesses in America fail. My friend was about to become a statistic. In today’s episode I share with you what I shared with him.

While it’s geared towards the struggling entrepreneur, it applies to everyone, whether your business is struggling, wildly successful, or you have no business at all.

Episode Links and Resources

FREE BOOK: Who Will Change the World…if Not the EntrepreneurGet it here.

Quotes

If there is no struggle, there is no progress. – Frederick Douglass

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Join me for episode 64 with JV Crum III, author of The Conscious Millionaire. He’ll share his journey of deciding to become a millionaire at a very young age, achieving that exact goal, and then realizing there was more to life than that. He’s helping people to live with consciousness and purpose. He’s showing the world that wealth and social responsibility are not mutually exclusive. He’s inspiring a new generation to think big and think bold. And his interview is awesome.

Question: Have you ever allowed the day-to-day work to get in the way of your big dreams? You can leave a comment by clicking here.

Direct download: Episode_63.mp3
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Darin Sargent was born with a gift. It might not look like a gift to you and me, but Darin thinks it is.

Darin was born with only one hand. Here’s what he writes about it:

"I have been born with a unique gift of having only one hand and it has helped me see life from a different perspective than most.  I believe what you read on my blog and in my books will reveal that to you and in some way help you with the challenges that life seems to often bring our way."

I don’t know what Darin would be doing today if he had two hands. But I do know this…that when he walks into a room full of antsy teenagers to tell them that they can overcome obstacles, two-handed Darin doesn’t stand a chance. One-handed Darin, on the other hand, commands immediate attention.

He could have focused on all the things he can’t do with only one hand. Instead he turned that missing hand into a conversation starter.

If you want to be inspired and learn how to overcome any obstacle, this episode is for you.

About Darin

I can’t write about Darin any better than he can. Here’s what he says:

I am the author of The HandBook: Five Forces To Form Your Future (Insignia Books), a brand new book on 5 key principles that will transform your destiny and help you make the impact you were placed on this planet to make.  I also wrote Thank You Mr. Jenkins (Adsum Press) which is the true heart-warming story of a teacher who decided to make a difference in the life of one child that was born differently.  It will inspire you to embrace your uniqueness and understand that it is a blessing and not a curse.

In 2008 I started a Motivational Business called Let Me Give You A Hand and I have been fortunate enough to speak to thousands of young people and adults across the nation.  My message of overcoming and embracing who we are while facing the many challenges that come against us, has resonated with audiences worldwide.  Being born the way I have allows me to relate to those struggling with their identity, helping them create an attitude of success in their life.  I am all about helping young people and adults overcome!

I also pastor a great church in the San Diego, California area and am blessed to be leading a pretty incredible group of people.  In 1993 I married the love of my life and we have 3 amazing kids that still think having a dad with one arm is kind of cool!

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Episode Links and Resources

Darin’s site

FREE WORKSHEET: How to Turn Your Worst Disadvantages into Your Greatest Assets – This process isn’t easy. That’s why I created a FREE step-by-step guide to show you how to systematically turn your worst disadvantages into your biggest assets.

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“If you want to make an impact, you must be committed to the collision.” – Darin Sargent (put @darinsargent on ctt)

“I refuse to let someone who may have given up on their dreams talk me out of mine.” – Darin Sargent

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Join me for episode 63, What to do when your business is at the end of its rope. According the Small Business Administration, almost 90% of all businesses in America fail. Does that feel like it might be you? I’ll share hope, inspiration, and a critical mindset shift you have to make today.

Question: What obstacle have you allowed to hold you back? How will you overcome that? You can leave a comment by clicking here.

Direct download: Episode_62.mp3
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What do you really want to be? What do you really want to do? What do you really want to have?

Those are three powerful questions that you probably rarely ask yourself. More likely you say things like:

“If only I ____.”

“If I could just ____.”

“I’d settle for ____.”

And you sell yourself short. You aim for mediocrity…and that is exactly what you get. But there is always a gnawing deep in your soul to be more, to do more, to have more.

Today you’ll learn a technique that will make it possible to experience more.

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Episode Links and Resources

FREE WORKSHEET: Do you even know what your true dreams are? This free worksheet will help you discover them.

FREE WORKSHEET: Learn how to set positive expectations with this free worksheet.

BOOK: Influence by Robert Cialdini.

POST: Be a Furniture Mover – How to Visualize and Rehearse Success

Quotes

“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Dare to visualize a world in which your most treasured dreams have become true.” – Ralph Marston

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Join me for episode 62, with one of my favorite people in the world Darin Sargent. Here’s what I want you to do. Google his name. His story is unbelievably inspiring. He is helping people across the world to overcome their obstacles and…well just WOW. You are going to LOVE this interview.

 

Question: How can you act as if with one of your dreams? You can leave a comment by clicking here.

 

Direct download: Episode_61.mp3
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What were you doing when you were nine years old? Personally, at the age of nine I was busy learning this new entertainment system called Nintendo and starting my own spy agency. Today’s guest, however, was starting a worldwide movement.

 

 

Four years later, she is thirteen years old and leaving her mark on the world. Elayna Hasty has such a remarkable story already. Here’s a little bit about her and her movement. Listen below for more of her story and how she started this movement at such a young age.

About Elayna

Elayna is recognized as an anti-bullying advocate and openly shares her experiences through public speaking as part of her Girls Against Bullying Girls Workshops. G.A.B. Girls is a not for profit organization that promotes leadership, self-esteem, community involvement and communication skills to children of all ages. The goal between the girls is to unite against bullying. At the age of nine, Elayna decided that she wanted to make a difference. Elayna was bullied going into her new school. She also witnessed a fifth grade boy taking away a lunch bag and teasing a kindergartener. Elayna knew it was not right. Elayna even had a friend who resulted in being homeschooled due to bullying. For Elayna, her friend’s incident hit close to home. At that moment, Elayna knew it was time to make a change.

Elayna has put in more than 1,000 hours of community service since 2010. She has participated in Kids Against Hunger, Williams County Animal Shelter, Williams County Cancer Association and Queens For A Cause. Elayna has been recognized by several organizations; Over My Shoulder Foundation, Super Girl Radio, Kids Are Heroes and Yes FM Christian Radio. She is also a member of One Girl, One Voice, Core and attends her church youth group weekly . Elayna has received a Proclamation for her community Service from her hometown of Montpelier, Ohio, the True Beauty Award, Kids Are Heroes Award, National American Miss Preteen Volunteer Service Award (for Ohio), was a 2010 Recipient of the Cheryl Harter People’s Choice Award, and received a proclamation from her hometown for Bullies Free Week. She was also spotlighted in BYOU magazine for her work. Elayna enjoys competitive cheerleading, volleyball, Campus Life and spending time with her friends.

Elayna works vigorously in trying to reach out to students across the country. She encourages them and shares her motto; “Encourage, Lead, and Empower.” Elayna receives and personally answers letters to each girl and mom asking for bullying support.

She helps in empowering students nationwide to be comfortable and proud of their own true beauty. Elementary workshops cater to younger girls by encouraging self-esteem, leadership, and compassion for others. The girl’s role play and break into small group discussions regarding bullying. They also help younger girls discuss what makes them special. Advanced workshops are designed for middle school girls to open up about the mean girl syndrome, trying to fit in, and finding the courage to go out into the community to make their own positive mark.

One of Elayna’s favorite sayings has to do with words of wisdom given to her by her mother and the late Mother Teresa.

“Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God’s kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, and kindness in your smile.”

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Episode Links and Resources

Elayna’s web site

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Have you ever pushed down pain to the point that you could no longer feel? Or pushed fear down to the point where you could no longer conceive of doing what you fear? Or allowed potential discomfort to paralyze you? I have. And it almost destroyed me. The pursuit of a pain-free life will do that to you.

Life is painful sometimes. My aunt Mary recently passed away from a two-year battle with cancer. Her last days were unimaginably painful. While we miss her tremendously, we all breathed a sigh of relief for her sake when she was taken home.

I’ve never experienced the kind of physical, emotional, or spiritual pain she went through. But I have been through pain. Because of the things I have done, risks I have taken, and people I have trusted. For the longest time, I had no clue what to do with it, but over time, I learned how to use pain.

Some people aren’t willing to go through pain. These poor souls will never reach the bottom. They will never cry tears of defeat. Or feel the thrill of bouncing back to reach new heights.

If you want to live a pain-free life, just follow the outline in the show today. But, I doubt you’ll want to…in fact, I think you’ll like the second part of the show better, because you embrace challenges. You accept pain as inevitable in a life lived fully.

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Episode Links and Resources

FREE BOOK: When Your Team Says You Suck: How to Get, Give, and Use Feedback

FREE BOOK: Fear No More – Learn How to Overcome Your Negative Voices, Silence Your Critics & Conquer Your Greatest Obstacles

BOOK: The Gift of Pain by Dr. Paul Brand

Visit the Show Notes Page for more: http://www.mattmcwilliams.com/059

Direct download: Episode_59.mp3
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Have you ever wondered if finding your calling was something for everyone or just for those who were really special? When you read stories of people who have “made it” you assume they must have just known. They must have had clarity. But that’s not true. That’s what today’s episode is all about.

What if we all had something we were born to do?

That’s the subject of the latest book by best-selling author, Jeff Goins. Jeff is someone who, in a short amount of time, quit his job working for a nonprofit, launched an online business, and began living his dream.

And now, in his book The Art of Work, he wants to help you do the same. The book is full of inspiring anecdotes from people who are doing meaningful work and living out their life’s purpose every day. They have found their calling.

And Jeff argues this is not something reserved for the social elite. We all can discover what we were born to do and start doing it today.

Listen to Jeff’s interview and get a preview of his new book, which you can get for free for a limited time (just pay shipping). Learn how to find your calling, discover what you were meant to do, and pursue your passions.

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Episode Links and Resources

Get Jeff’s new book, The Art of Work free

Sign-Up for Jeff’s free webinar, The Four Surprising Secrets of People Who’ve Found Their Calling

Jeff’s blog

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Join me for episode 59, How to Live a Pain-Free Life. I don’t want to spoil the episode too much, so make sure to come back and listen :)

Question: Are you living out your calling right now? Why or why not?You can leave a comment by clicking here.

Direct download: Episode_58.mp3
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So you’ve been knocked down. Now what? How do you bounce back from defeat? That’s what today’s episode is all about.

The reality of life is that you will suffer defeat. There will be times when you choke, succumb to pressure, or just lose it in the furnace that is a stressful and important situation.

At almost every major golf tournament each year, someone “blows it.” Someone who has never won a major championship before (there are four each year), leads with 18 holes to go. Or perhaps even only three or four holes. And they “find a way to lose.”

Two results of defeat

And as history looks back on these players, there are two possible narratives that emerge:

“He never recovered from that defeat.”

“He bounced back and used that experience as a catalyst to success.”

Golfweek writer Jeff Rude wrote an incredible article recently entitled, Takes special player to bounce back from major flub. The article reads not so much as a lesson for golfers, but for everyone. Business owners, parents, students, salespeople, you name it.

The condensed version is that there are 7 steps to overcoming defeat:

  1. Don’t give up.
  2. Get in that position again.
  3. Use defeat as motivation
  4. Stay confident…even cocky.
  5. Keep the desire.
  6. Keep visualizing success.
  7. Work hard.

I go in-depth on each of those steps in today’s episode.

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Episode Links and Resources

FREE DOWNLOAD: Get the 7 Steps to Bouncing Back from Defeat (printer-friendly)

BOOK: Life is Not a Game of Perfect: Finding Your Real Talent and Making It Work for You (Bob Rotella)

VIDEO: Les Brown’s “You Gotta Be Hungry”

POST: When You Always Won (Visualization)

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Join me for episode 58. I’ll be joined by one of my favorite authors, Jeff Goins. We talk about how to find your calling, discovering what you are meant to do, and his new book, the Art of Work (which you can get for FREE right here – just pay shipping)

 

Question: How do you respond to defeat? What tips do you have for someone who feels defeated? You can leave a comment by clicking here.

Direct download: Episode_57.mp3
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I'm so excited to bring back today's guest for part two of his interview on redefining rich. Part one was so good and we received a ton of awesome feedback...but part two is even better.

Matt Ham's story starts with what he calls a "good life crisis." Not a mid-life crisis, but a crisis rooted in settling for the American Dream as he knew it.

That led him on a quest to redefine rich using his four principles, which make up an acronym for the word RICH.

R - Recognize you're broken

I - Invest in others

C - Choose gratitude

H - Humble yourself with confidence.

In part one, we covered the R and part of the I. Today, we'll wrap up with the rest of I, C, and H.

If you haven't listened yet, make sure to go back and listen to part one in episode 54.

About Matt

After chasing the world’s version of richness in his own life, Matt found himself empty. Regardless of his material well-being or his financial prowess, he felt a longing for more. Truthfully, he lived a life rooted in comparison; He was trapped in what he calls The Good-Life Crisis.

Life was good, but then again, it wasn’t.

Matt shares stories, thoughts, and ideas that help uncover life that is truly life, thus answering the question:

“Am I living richly?”

Matt Ham is dedicated to guiding others toward rich living. His own experiences have led him to the understanding and freedom of a rich life, and through his RICH Principles he helps folks uncover true richness, identifying real treasure and discovering true joy and contentment.

A successful small-business owner ranking in the top 1% of all agents in his industry, Matt’s proudest title is that of husband and dad. Matt and his wife, Liz, have three sons under the age of three, of whom the younger two are identical twins. An avid triathlete, Matt trains and competes in races of various distances throughout the year, including the Half Ironman. Matt and his family make their home in Wilmington, North Carolina.

Direct download: Episode_56.mp3
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Where have all the mentors gone? Today we’re going to discuss the miracle of mentoring and how to find the right mentor for you.

I recently had lunch with a friend and the topic of mentoring came up. My friend is short on time. His schedule is crammed already and he feels like he hardly has time to breathe.

So what advice did I give him?

To mentor someone.

Yes, that is right. I suggested he spend an additional two hours each week mentoring someone.

The lost art

Mentoring has become a lost art. I think it is due, in part, to availability of information at our fingertips 24/7. Who needs a mentor when we have Google, right?

But Google won’t ask the tough questions that you need to be asked in life.

Google won’t ask you what God looks like or why you really hired that person or what’s keeping you awake at night.

It won’t make you think deeply and rarely will it give you an unexpected nugget of truth that changes your life. That’s not its job.

Years ago, when large, now-fossilized animals roamed the earth (you know, the 1950’s), mentoring was still commonplace. It was necessary.

Mentoring is how teenagers and twenty-somethings learned their jobs. It’s how they learned to be husbands and fathers, wives and daughters. It’s how humanity passed knowledge from one generation to the next. It’s how painful life experiences became valuable life lessons for those willing to listen.

And we’ve lost that. But you can help change that.

In today's episode of the World Changer Show, I’ll share with you about the miracle of networking and how to find the right one for you.

Direct download: Episode_55.mp3
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What does it mean to truly be rich? That's the question today's guest is answering every day. He is literally redefining rich through his book, his podcast, and his online platform.

Matt Ham's story starts with what he calls a "good life crisis." Not a mid-life crisis, but a crisis rooted in settling for the American Dream as he knew it.

That led him on a quest to redefine rich, with his four principles, an acronym for the word RICH.

R - Recognize you're broken

I - Invest in others

C - Choose gratitude

H - Humble yourself with confidence.

Those might not make much sense until you listen, but when you do, you'll be blown away by Matt's world-changing message. It was so good, that we went for more than an hour, so I broke the episode into two parts. Part one airs today and part two will air next Friday, so come back for that!

About Matt

After chasing the world’s version of richness in his own life, Matt found himself empty. Regardless of his material well-being or his financial prowess, he felt a longing for more. Truthfully, he lived a life rooted in comparison; I was trapped in what I call, The Good-Life Crisis.

Life was good, but then again, it wasn’t.

Matt shares stories, thoughts, and ideas that help uncover life that is truly life, thus answering the question:

“Am I living richly?”

Matt Ham is dedicated to guiding others toward rich living. His own experiences have led him to the understanding and freedom of a rich life, and through his RICH Principles he helps folks uncover true richness, identifying real treasure and discovering true joy and contentment.

A successful small-business owner ranking in the top 1% of all agents in his industry, Matt’s proudest title is that of husband and dad. Matt and his wife, Liz, have three sons under the age of three, of whom the younger two are identical twins. An avid triathlete, Matt trains and competes in races of various distances throughout the year, including the Half Ironman. Matt and his family make their home in Wilmington, North Carolina.

Direct download: Episode_54.mp3
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“Your best is yet to come.” You’ve certainly heard that before. Perhaps, like me, you’ve rolled your eyes at it when a well-meaning parent or friend said it.

“There’s no way I’ll ever accomplish more than I have.”

“I’ll never build my business bigger than it was before the collapse.”

“This is the best job I’ll ever have.”

Have you ever said things like that to yourself?

You hold yourself back when you say things like that. Typically for one of three reasons.

Today, I'll share those three reasons with you and how to avoid the trap of making the past the best of your life. Your best really is yet to come. Listen to today's episode to found out how.

Direct download: Episode_53.mp3
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According to statistics, most of us don't like our jobs. That's a big problem. When we're not doing work we love, we're unable to fulfill our true purpose, our happiness is sapped, and our relationships are often destroyed.

Today's guest can help with that. His purpose is simple: to help people find work they love. He helps others find the career that they were meant for.

I believe that this is important work. Just three decades ago, almost two-thirds of Americans liked their jobs. The divorce rate was lower, the overall happiness of the population was higher, our productivity (in the US) was the best in the world . Today, that is no longer the case.

Have you found work that you truly love? Are you excited about it every day or at least most days? If not, today's episode is for you. Join me and Scott Barlow as we show you how to find work that you love.

About Scott

Scott Anthony Barlow is the Founder of Happen to Your Career, a company that helps you stop doing work that doesn’t fit, figuring out what does and then teaching you to make it happen! He has been helping people develop their careers and businesses for over 10 years as a Human Resources Leader, Business Development Expert, and Career Coach.

With over 2000 interviews experience from his HR career, Scott interviews others telling their story of finding work they love on the Happen to Your Career Podcast .

Scott and his wife Alyssa have 3 children and live in Moses Lake, Washington.

Direct download: Episode_52.mp3
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Can business success lead to business failure? Yes. I’ve allowed it to happen. Seven years removed from my time at one business, I had time to do an autopsy. Here is what I learned.

One of my favorite authors, if you haven’t noticed already is Greg McKeown, author of the book,Essentialism. He writes about what he calls the clarity paradox. The question he asked is:

Why don’t successful people and organizations automatically become very successful?

He then presented four stages which moderately successful business often go through:

Phase 1: When we really have clarity of purpose, it leads to success.
Phase 2: When we have success, it leads to more options and opportunities.
Phase 3: When we have increased options and opportunities, it leads to diffused efforts.
Phase 4: Diffused efforts undermine the very clarity that led to our success in the first place.

 

The business I was a part of at the time went through all four phases. I’ll share our experience and give you a closeup view, an autopsy of our failed business.

Direct download: Episode_51.mp3
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What if you could create products that connected to your purpose? That's exactly what today's guest is all about.

What's it like to be so stressed out from work that it causes physical problems? Many of you can relate. You know that feeling all too well.

Today's guest was so stressed that he broke out in rashes, suffered debilitating illnesses, passed out on a bus, and ultimately left his high-paying job to start his own company, based on his life purpose...and yours.

About Andy

Andy is the the founder of PlumDeluxe.com, the website that helps you create moments that matter. Plum Deluxe was founded in 2007 as an online community to foster a national conversation about mindfulness and connection, encouraging individuals to create moments that matter with friends and family - whether that's hosting a dinner party, going to a yoga class, treating themselves to a spa day with a friend, or just optimizing their daily routines to include more self care.

He started his company to share the lessons he learned from his mother, who lost her 6 year battle with cancer. According to Andy, those 6 years were the best years of her life - her fitness improved, she spent a lot of time with friends and traveling, and her positivity was off the charts. Andy's hope is to help others be more positive and live a good life without the need for a major life event.

His mom taught me that no matter your circumstances, you can choose to create moments that matter, every day.

Plum Deluxe exists to help you decide what kinds of moments are important to you – in order for you to live a life you love.

Direct download: Episode_50.mp3
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How is having a powerful network like being able to skip the lines at the movies? Well, today's guest knows better than most, because that's exactly what he gets to do.

In this episode, we have our first return guest, Mark Sieverkropp, and he's here to tell you how you can skip the lines of life, just like at the movies.

Plus, we'll talk the upcoming Networking with Purpose LIVE event. There's still time to register, so go to the show notes page at http://www.mattmcwilliams.com/049 to sign-up. Mark and I preview some of the topics of the event and discuss a few of the most asked questions we've received about the event.

Is this event right for you?

It’s decision time. On the one hand, hundreds of people have already registered and are ready to change their world with this information. Others hesitate, wondering if this event is really for them. I guess that depends.

If any of these 5 things describe you, this event is definitely for you:

  • You feel stressed knowing that you don't have the right connections and contacts if you truly need them.
  • You're looking to launch a new business or career this year but don't have the right relationships to help.
  • You feel like you don't have enough time to network and build the right relationships.
  • You're turned off by the slimy, icky feeling you get at "networking" parties or other events.
  • You see others succeeding because of their networking and say, "That'll never be me." (FALSE! It can be you).

On the other hand, if any of these things describe you, you should NOT attend:

  • You already have a powerful network of intimate relationships that you can call on when you need them most.
  • You're rich beyond belief and don't want to make anymore money.
  • You can't find two hours in your schedule to either attend the event live or watch the replay, no matter how life-changing it may be.
  • You're not ready to devote a small amount of time each week to developing a powerful network.
  • You're afraid or unwilling to get past your fears of relationship-building and learn how to connect with people in new ways.

If anything on that first list resonated with you, I invite you to join me, Mark, and John (and 100s of others) for this event. The cost is small in comparison to the impact this event could have on your business, your career, your family, and your future.

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Have you ever worked in an environment so toxic, you just knew you had to get out? But you couldn’t get out…because you needed the job. I’ve been there. Most people have. But there is something you can do about it.

Have you ever said, “I can’t afford to lose this job.” You stayed in a job you hate and it made you absolutely miserable. Maybe that describes you right now. Well, if that is you, I'm here to help.

The fact is that when you are stuck in a job you hate, it is almost impossible to fulfill your purpose and do what you've been called to do.

When you say the words, "I can't afford to lose this job," what you are really saying is: "I have no backup plan."  It means your network is ice cold, that your name is not out in the community at all, and that no one has recently reached out to you about a job prospect. (That is the ultimate sign of a warm network and good visibility…when others are constantly reaching out to you about working for them or others)

So, what do you do when you need a new job and your network is as cold as ice? Well, that's what today's episode is all about.

Direct download: Episode_48.mp3
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Have you ever seen a need in the world and felt a passion boil up inside of you? You saw a problem and knew something needed to be done. Then a voice said, "What are you going to do about it?" That's exactly what happened to today's guest. And she chose to do something big.

Today's guest heard all the same statistics that many of us have heard. She saw the same problems. And she decided to do something with the passion she felt for a major issue in the world.

Fifty years ago, there were nearly ten times more trees in the world than there are today. We've lost nearly ten billion trees. So, what can we do about that? How about starting with planting one million?

That's what Caroline Nettle is doing. Her tree planting holidays are helping to address a global problem. All because she took action.

About Caroline

After many years in the corporate world travelling around the globe, Caroline Nettle embarked on a journey of self discovery and healing. Having achieved this, she has decided that what she would like to do with the remainder of her years is to plant trees where they are needed most. Her project, called Tree Planting Holidays, will be offering holidays to those that want to help her to plant a forest in Botswana.

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Today we’re going to talk about networking. No, not the kind of networking you might be thinking of. The kind where you all stand around and that one guy, who’s always overdressed comes up and the first thing he does is slides a business card in your hand and starts talking about himself. Not that kind. I'm talking about the kind of networking where you intentionally build relationships with others and who you can benefit…and maybe they might even benefit you someday.

I’ll share with you today 10 simple strategies for building a powerful network you can USE (yes its ok to use your network) that you can use when you need it most.

The old saying goes: “It’s not what you know, but who you know.”

Strike that…it’s not who you know, but how well you know them.

The facts of networking

FACT: Every job I’ve ever had in my life came from my network. I’ve literally never worked for someone who I didn’t know or wasn’t referred to me by someone I know. Not once have I ever landed a job because of an application or résumé site. I tried them and they led nowhere.

FACT: Of the 50+ people I’ve hired in my life, exactly one was not a referral from someone else. Everyone I’ve ever hired in my life was the result of a relationship. Except that one guy…and we fired him within a year.

FACT: Every client I’ve ever obtained was the result of my network. Going back to my first business more than ten years ago, every client I’ve ever worked with came to me or was introduced to me by someone else. I’ve never advertised my services because I’ve never needed to.

How do I maintain a large network that keeps growing every week? How do I keep it warm so that when I need it, it’s there for me? Listen to today's episode for all 10 ways.

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There are greater problems in the world, you know, but first start with the world you know. That's the mantra of today's guest, who is truly changing not only his world, but the world of others around him.

Today's guest is truly an ambassador. He is a networker extraordinaire who will show you what it means to build your own brand, even when you work for someone else. He'll share some ways that he has built a powerful network and how to start changing the world by changing the world you know.

About Mike

Mike Ambassador Bruny helps working professionals who are hard at work for someone else’s brand. He helps them have more impact, better connections and create more opportunities for themselves by building their OWN brand. He calls this work, “Brand Inside a Brand Coaching.”

He's worked at Intel for almost 10 years as an Operations Manager and Employee Ambassador Strategist. His philosophy is simple: get to know the people and what they want; let them know what you want; see where you can merge the two as often as possible.

He is originally from Brooklyn, NY, born to Haitian parents and is a former college athlete (football and track).

Outside of Intel, He is a certified life coach and professional speaker at all kind of great institutions of higher learning and conferences like SXSW. He recently created a program called, The New Art of Conference Networking: Hashtags to Handshakes that teaches conference participants and organizers how to transfer online contacts to powerful offline relationships.

He’s helping others to create more impact, better connections and create more opportunities for themselves by building their OWN brand. There are greater problems in the world he knows, but first he is starting with the world he knows.

Direct download: Episode_45.mp3
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It was a miracle that anyone still worked for us. I was a 28-year old executive in a fast-growing company. I was in way over my head.

I had a well-deserved reputation as a hothead and a jerk.

I was feared.

I was cocky.

And the lines of communication between my team and me were beyond cut off. They were non-existent.

So, it was indeed a miracle that anymore still worked for us.

The only saving grace was that there was another leader in the company who was great. His awesomeness apparently made up for me. Plus, I do suppose I had a few redeeming traits.

The good news is that, over time, I learned three valuable lessons. Those are the three lessons I want to share with you today. The three things a leader should never, ever, ever, ever do.

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When I first became a leader (or least when I finally realized I had four other people who reported to me), I knew I needed help. I went to the bookstore one Saturday afternoon and the first book I bought was from today's guest.

I remember reading that book, The Top Ten Mistakes Leaders Makeover the next week and along with other books, made me into a much better leader.

I'm honored to introduce today's guest, someone who I consider a virtual mentor and someone who recently has become a great friend, Hans Finzel.

About Hans

Dr. Hans Finzel is a successful author, speaker, teacher and leader.  He has a great legacy in leadership as he served as President and CEO of non-profit WorldVenture for twenty years. He and his wife Donna recently founded a new ministry, HDLeaders, devoted to training leaders around the globe.  Hans is chief leadership guru on the podcast, “The Leadership Answerman.”

Hans is the author of eight books, including his bestseller The Top Ten Mistakes Leaders Make, the first book I ever bought on leadership. His books have been translated into over twenty foreign language editions. He is a graduate of Columbia International University(BA), Dallas Seminary(ThM) and Fuller School of Intercultural Studies(DMiss).

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Afew years ago, I spent time in a recovery group. My goal in the group was to learn more about why I was often so angry and to learn how to avoid it turning into the rage I so often felt. What I learned along the way was surprising, though. I learned ten amazing lessons about living with passion, leading with purpose, and ultimately leaving a legacy of which I could be proud.

Through the process of attending the meetings and getting to know the members, I learned the most important lesson of all that I want to share before I share the other ten lessons.

When I attending my first meeting, I will admit that I entered with the attitude that myproblems were not as bad as everyone else’s problems. In other words, my poop didn’t stink as badly as the rest of them people there.

If I am abundantly clear, I looked down on everyone else there.

What I expected and what I indeed saw at first was a group of alcoholics, drug addicts, and weirdos. Not the types of people I would otherwise associate with. What I found after only a few weeks were some of my best closest friends and nicest people I’ve ever known.

Hearing about (and sometimes witnessing) their transformation is one of most beautiful things I’ve ever seen.

That was the first thing I had to learn, but I learned ten more things that I want to share with you.

Direct download: Episode_42.mp3
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What if the worst day of your life could actually be something that led to discovering one of your callings? That's what happened to today's guest when he rushed to his son's school only to find his lifeless body lying there.

Now, this story has a happy ending though. His son lived and the event led to today's guest discovering one of his callings in life:

To save others from the same fate.

Today I am joined by our first international guest since Farnoosh Brock (who technically lives in the U.S. but was raised in Iran), Niels Kaastrup-Larsen.

About Niels

Niels is a Swiss-based dad, husband, entrepreneur and hedge fund manager turned podcaster. His podcast TopTradersUnplugged.com is the leading podcast within the hedge fund industry.

He divides his time between, his hedge fund, his podcast and his family’s charity kidsheart.org.

Niels wants to revolutionize the hedge fund industry as well as the way schools are equipped to handle cardiac arrests and other heart related emergencies following his own son’s cardiac arrest in 2011.

The bio could be much longer, but in the end, all you really need to know is that Niels is a father, a husband, and a man who cares deeply about, loves, and admires those closest to him and is humbled and grateful for the opportunity to create, to connect and to serve.

Direct download: Episode_41.mp3
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It's that time of year again...when everyone is thinking about the year ahead. What's 2015 looking like for you? Do you have a clear vision for what you want to achieve and do this year?

Today's guest can help you get clear on your objectives for this year. He's someone I consider to be a mentor and he's the man who originally inspired my blog and ultimately my podcast.

Today, Michael Hyatt and I talk about the power and importance of setting goals and how to make 2015 your best year ever.

Some of the questions we cover are:

Let's be honest...goal setting sounds boring. What’s so important about goal setting?

What's the difference between goals and New Year's Resolutions?

If goals are so important, why don’t some people, maybe most people, set goals?

What are some goals of yours that you hit in 2014?

What do you do when you miss your goals?

Why is dealing with the past first so important?

What do you say to someone who hasn’t dreamed in what seems like forever?

Who should we share our goals with?

How do you use goals as a filter for what you should be doing throughout the year?

From Mark Alan Williams: How does your faith impact how you go about setting goals and what kind of goals that you set?

What makes 5 Days to Your Best Ever stand out from the crowd of products that teach goals?

About Michael

Michael Hyatt is a leadership and personal development expert with a lifelong track record of achieving big goals and inspiring others to do the same.

He is the author of eight books, including Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World, a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestseller. And, he was recently named one of Forbes magazine's Top 50 Social Media Influencers of 2013. Michael is also the former CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishers, the seventh largest trade book publishing company in the U.S.

Michael is a top-rated blogger on leadership, personal development, productivity and platform-building at MichaelHyatt.com, where he has 500,000 monthly readers, over 235,000 Twitter followers, and nearly 50,000 Facebook fans.

Michael has been married to his wife, Gail for thirty-six years. Together, they have five daughters, five grandsons, and three granddaughters. They make their home outside of Nashville, TN.

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