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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.

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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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Next Episode

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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Next Episode

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.

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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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Next Episode

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.

Direct download: Episode_77.mp3
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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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Next Episode

 

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.

Direct download: Episode_76.mp3
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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

Ask Me a Question

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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Next Episode

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.

 

Direct download: Episode_75.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EST

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