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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.

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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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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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Next Episode

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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If you have a question, comment, thought or idea, you can leave a voicemail for me or contact me via email.

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If you enjoyed the show, please rate it on iTunes and write a brief review. That would help tremendously in getting the word out and raising the visibility of the show so that we can inspire other World Changers just like you.

Next Episode

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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Elayna’s web site

Direct download: Episode_60.mp3
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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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Next Episode

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.

Listen to this episode: 

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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If you enjoyed the show, please rate it on iTunes and write a brief review. That would help tremendously in getting the word out and raising the visibility of the show so that we can inspire other World Changers just like you.

Next Episode

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

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