Screw the Naysayers
Ep 138 How To Be The Architect Of Your Own Destiny | Rocky Romanella 

Ep 138 How To Be The Architect Of Your Own Destiny | Rocky Romanella 

July 17, 2019

Rocky Romanella is blue-collar guy who rose through the ranks at UPS and at one time oversaw an operation with more than 78,000 employees. He then became a CEO and Board member of a small telecom company. These days he is the Founder and CEO of 3SIXTY Management Services and the author of a killer leadership book titled Tighten the Lug Nuts. I know that you will enjoy hearing the story behind the title.

This episode is packed full of advice on leadership, living your life with purpose, and legacy. Rocky shares with us:

  • His views on naysayers and how he deals with them
  • Two things his dad told him that have served him so well
  • Why he believes that what really counts is what we do when people are not watching
  • Why he encourages young people to think about one word they want people to remember them by when their career is over
  • Why he thinks millennials are getting a bad rap simply for asking questions
  • Why he wrote his recent book
  • His concept of balanced leadership
  • And why he decided to use a unique writing style

Rocky is a humble, articulate, ordinary guy who’s done amazing things. Enjoy….

You can reach Rocky at:

Website: https://www.3sixtymanagementservices.com/ 

Please do not hesitate to reach out to me. I’d love to hear your thoughts, comments, and stories, or just make a connection.

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Stitcher: https://bit.ly/2uYCsRC
Podbean: https://screwthenaysayers.podbean.com/e/138-Rocky-Romanella/

Ep 137 The College Scam Is Bankrupting An Entire Generation | Jordan Paris 

Ep 137 The College Scam Is Bankrupting An Entire Generation | Jordan Paris 

July 15, 2019

Only dead fish go with the flow. I direct the flow. I swim upstream.” This one sentence less than a minute into my interview with Jordan Paris set the stage for a discussion between two kindred soles, even if there is a 40 year biological age difference.

At the tender age of 21 Jordan is a published author and Host of the Growth Mindset University podcast, ranked #26 on Itunes in Education and #3 in Training. He’s been featured in Yahoo Finance, NASDAQ, Market Watch, Men's Health, and many high profile podcasts. His guest list includes the likes of James Altucher, Dan Lok, Mark Manson and many more.

This episode is reminiscent of episode 1 of Screw the Naysayers when Don Wettrick talked about the big lie, being that the only path to success is through a four year college program. Jordan is heading into his senior year (his parents insisted on College) but pulls no punches in calling out a system that is bankrupting an entire generation while in his words simultaneously enriching College Presidents and bloated administrations. Some of the examples he shares about is own college experiences should give every parent reason to reflect.

Along the way he shared stories about his podcast, the importance of deferred gratification, and why he has pledged never to work for anyone else again.

Prepare for a high energy, thought provoking, discussion. Enjoy.

You can reach Jordan at:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jordantparis/
Website: https://jordanparis.com

Please do not hesitate to reach out to me. I’d love to hear your thoughts, comments, and stories, or just make a connection.

Email-  tim@screwthenaysayers.com   
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LinkedIn- https://www.linkedin.com/in/tim-alison/
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iTunes: https://apple.co/2LkWSPV
Screw the Naysayers Episode Page: https://screwthenaysayers.com/Jordan-Paris
Google Play Music: https://bit.ly/2NBgqMv
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2MF5T6g
Stitcher: https://bit.ly/2uYCsRC
Podbean: https://screwthenaysayers.podbean.com/e/137-Jordan-Paris/

We’re Not Gonna Take It. It’s Time To Call Out The Scam Artists

We’re Not Gonna Take It. It’s Time To Call Out The Scam Artists

July 12, 2019

Tim's been getting a lot of flack on social media for raising awareness around the hordes of so called "experts" who are using social media to separate people from their hard earned money.

One of those so called experts even said that Tim was lazy and that if we wasn't prepared to name names, he should be quiet.

Tim does not name names but in this episode he calls out the tactics that are indicative of "experts" whose brand promise does not align with their actions. It's fun, it's short, and for those that are playing the scam game, likely a little uncomfortable. 

Screw the Naysayers. We're Not Gonna Take It.

 

 

Ep 136 How To Slay Your Inner Dragons | Ash Playsted 

Ep 136 How To Slay Your Inner Dragons | Ash Playsted 

July 10, 2019

Ash Playsted is an entrepreneur, mentor, and Mindset Transformation coach. He calls himself the dragon slayer because his mission in life is to help people tame or slay the “inner dragons” that keep them awake at night.

Ash has started and exited five different businesses, a significant achievement in a world where most startups close when the founder leaves. 

Ash and I hit our stride early and had a free flowing conversation about mindset and his journey of discovery. We talked about:

  • The impact his family upbringing had on his mindset, and why he decided he had to break free from a belief system based upon staying in his comfort zone. 
  • The power of following doubting voices
  • The importance of not allowing external events or emotions into our minds
  • The importance of developing good habits in deciding what to take into your mind
  • Centering your mindset around learning from everything
  • Learning to use situational gratitude to block out negative emotions or ideas
  • The risk associated with a tortured artist mindset
  • The rise and fall of false guru’s on social media
  • Why we should all be aware of the cause and effect impact on social media
  • Why time and effort on social media needs to fit contextually into a bigger process

And got really deep on the issue of finding your purpose and what that really means. This episode is jam packed with practical advice on mindset. Pure gold. Enjoy

You can reach Ash at:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ash-playsted-mindsettransformationcoach/ 

Please do not hesitate to reach out to me. I’d love to hear your thoughts, comments, and stories, or just make a connection.

Email-  tim@screwthenaysayers.com 
Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/stnwithtimalison/
Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/screwthenaysayers/
LinkedIn- https://www.linkedin.com/in/tim-alison/
Screw The Naysayers- www.screwthenaysayers.com 

iTunes: https://apple.co/2LkWSPV
Screw the Naysayers Episode Page: https://screwthenaysayers.com/Ash-Playsted                        
Google Play Music: https://bit.ly/2NBgqMv
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2MF5T6g
Stitcher: https://bit.ly/2uYCsRC
Podbean: https://screwthenaysayers.podbean.com/e/136-Ash-Playsted/

Ep 135 How To Find Your Cloud Nine Life | Jordan Gross

Ep 135 How To Find Your Cloud Nine Life | Jordan Gross

July 8, 2019

Jordan Gross is a two-time startup founder, a TEDx speaker, and a #1 best-selling author of a book called Getting COMFY: Your Morning Guide to Daily Happiness. He has another book on the way titled Your Journey To Cloud Nine. I guess I should mention that Jordan is an ancient 24 years old.

As some of you will know I love talking about happiness (it’s been at the core of my life philosophy for more than 30 years now). In preparing for this interview I was ready to take on this young expert, almost 40 years younger than me. Partly because the way we experience happiness definitely changes over time. So I’m thinking this youngster has a lot to learn. It turns out that I’m the one who did the learning. This was such an enjoyable conversation.

In this episode Jordan shares with us the process he’s using to write his next book. This includes asking people of all ages and all walks of life to share when they last felt free and electrifying joy, or in his vocabulary a “cloud nine” moment. He even sat down with homeless people and asked them to describe the happiest part of their day. Their answers may surprise you. 

Near the end I ask Jordan where he would be in ten years. He flips the question and focuses on what he hopes to achieve. For me, and likely for you, it was a spine tingling moment. Learn from this episode and key am eye on Jordan. He won’t disappoint. Enjoy.

You can reach Jordan at:

Website: https://www.journeytocloudnine.com/ 
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jordan-gross-8271905b/ 

Please do not hesitate to reach out to me. I’d love to hear your thoughts, comments, and stories, or just make a connection.

Email-  tim@screwthenaysayers.com 
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LinkedIn- https://www.linkedin.com/in/tim-alison/
Screw The Naysayers- www.screwthenaysayers.com 

iTunes: https://apple.co/2LkWSPV
Screw the Naysayers Episode Page: https://screwthenaysayers.com/Jordan-Gross                       
Google Play Music: https://bit.ly/2NBgqMv
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2MF5T6g
Stitcher: https://bit.ly/2uYCsRC
Podbean: https://screwthenaysayers.podbean.com/e/135-Jordan-Gross/

Who Are You Taking Advice From?

Who Are You Taking Advice From?

July 5, 2019

In this episode Tim talks about the 5 types of people who offer advice to anyone that wants more in their life, but has allowed the world to see their doubts. The first four characters make up 99% of the people you will engage. They are described as:

  • Frustrated Failures
  • Desperate Desperadoes
  • Predatory Pimps
  • Clueless Cheerleaders
  • Truthful Trailblazers

Learn how to recognize each type of advice giver. 

Ep 134 The Messy Middle Of A Tech Startup | Marc Champagne

Ep 134 The Messy Middle Of A Tech Startup | Marc Champagne

July 3, 2019

Marc Champagne is the co-founder of KYŌ ((kee-oh) meaning “today” in Japanese. 

KYŌ is an app that fuel people's daily reflection through questions from some of the most inspiring figures in the world. This was a fascinating conversation that touches on three of the big topics we speak often about on Screw the Naysayers.

We went deep on the importance of being mindful and living in the present. We talked about Marc’s transition from the world of corporate employee with a steady paycheck to co-founder of a tech company (his mother supports him but still doesn’t understand). And we dug into the realities of starting a new business. In Marc’s eyes there are three big phases in the life of a Tech Startup. The honeymoon period, which lasted about six months for Marc, was followed by the “messy middle.” That’s where Marc is now. He’s three years into the process and expects this to be reality for another 1-2 years. When people ask “how’s business,” Marc replies “it’s good. We’re building.” The last stage is where you grow big or fail. 

KYŌ is definitely a long term play, but it is starting to show great promise with more than 68,000,000 users. Unlike other Meditation Based Apps, KYŌ uses simple but powerful questions to get you to focus on the here and now, or as Marc said, to kick us out of autopilot. The average user spends between 3-7 minutes, including time spent journaling your answer. This makes it an ideal tool to fit into a busy lifestyle.

For me this discussion was educational and informative.  Enjoy... 

You can reach Marc:

Website: www.kyoapp.com  
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marc-champagne-14767b17/ 

Please do not hesitate to reach out to me. I’d love to hear your thoughts, comments, and stories, or just make a connection.

Email-  tim@screwthenaysayers.com 
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Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/screwthenaysayers/
LinkedIn- https://www.linkedin.com/in/tim-alison/
Screw The Naysayers- www.screwthenaysayers.com 

iTunes: https://apple.co/2LkWSPV
Screw the Naysayers Episode Page: https://screwthenaysayers.com/Marc-Champagne                      
Google Play Music: https://bit.ly/2NBgqMv
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2MF5T6g
Stitcher: https://bit.ly/2uYCsRC
Podbean: https://screwthenaysayers.podbean.com/e/134-Marc-Champagne/

Ep 133 Why Battle Scars Are Beautiful | René Michele 

Ep 133 Why Battle Scars Are Beautiful | René Michele 

July 1, 2019

René Michele equips and empows female survivors of child sex abuse and trauma with the keys to overcoming their past, and thrive in every area of their life. Transformational strategies include smashing limiting beliefs, rebuilding Identity, restructuring mindsets, and reframing experiences. 

René speaks and teaches from a place of deep understanding after experiencing 25 years of sexual, physical and psychological abuse beginning when she was ten years old. 

For me the thing that stood out when I spoke with René was her strong, confident demeanor. In this episode René talks about:

  • Growing up with an alcoholic mother who made a series of bad choices in partners
  • Being a drug-addicted, broken and hopeless
  • The strategies that enabled her to transform into a woman of determination and purpose, motivated to succeed and rise above the events that nearly took her life 
  • Her new book which is titled "Battle Scars are Beautiful, from Victim to Victory." 
  • How she learned to ignore the Naysayers that constantly said things like “that won’t work Rene.”
  • Working with women survivours of childhood sexual abuse and helping them enjoy a great sexual experience with their partners (in her words to stop faking it).
  • Why she never wants to be known as a victim
  • Why parents need to be having age appropriate conversations with their children beginning at a very early age

René joins a growing list of strong powerful women who are proving that where you start does not have to determine where you end. Enjoy.

You can reach René:

Website: https://www.renemichele.com/ 
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/renemichele/

Please do not hesitate to reach out to me. I’d love to hear your thoughts, comments, and stories, or just make a connection.

Email-  tim@screwthenaysayers.com 
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LinkedIn- https://www.linkedin.com/in/tim-alison/
Screw The Naysayers- www.screwthenaysayers.com 

iTunes: https://apple.co/2LkWSPV
Screw the Naysayers Episode Page: https://screwthenaysayers.com/Rene-Michele                      
Google Play Music: https://bit.ly/2NBgqMv
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2MF5T6g
Stitcher: https://bit.ly/2uYCsRC
Podbean: https://screwthenaysayers.podbean.com/e/133-Rene-Michelle/

Why People Stay In Jobs They Hate

Why People Stay In Jobs They Hate

June 28, 2019

For five years in my twenties I was living a lie. From the outside looking in I had everything. The problem was my job was killing me. The stress was relentless, I was an absent father, a poor husband, and was abusing my body with too much alcohol and bad food choices. 

In this episode of I talk about my thought process at the time, especially why I chose to stay in the job for so long. I also share with you lessons learned through time and from my interviews and discussions with so many others that have been in similar situations. 

Ep 132 Vanity Stats Don’t Put Food On The Table | Mary Henderson

Ep 132 Vanity Stats Don’t Put Food On The Table | Mary Henderson

June 26, 2019

Mary Henderson is a personal branding specialist who helps coaches, consultants and corporate executives define and commercialize their personal brand using B2B selling strategies on LinkedIn. She is widely regarded as an expert in this area.

Mary believes that 90% of the “so called influencers” on LinkedIn are basing all their measurements on vanity stats. For Mary this is a problem because she also believes that vanity stats don’t put food on the table.

In this episode Mary talks about:

  • The strategies she has developed to build a B2B business on LinkedIn.
  • The limitations and obstacles she faced growing up in a family with traditional mediteranean values.
  • When and why she decided she was tired of being defined by labels.
  • Her experiences as an entrepreneur prior to the start of her current business and how that helps her advise her clients.
  • And so much more

This episode is all about learning and is jammed pack with great advice from one of the worlds best personal branding experts. Enjoy

You can reach Mary at:

Website:  https://www.maryhendersoncoaching.com/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/maryhendersoncoaching/

Please do not hesitate to reach out to me. I’d love to hear your thoughts, comments, and stories, or just make a connection.

Email-  tim@screwthenaysayers.com
Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/stnwithtimalison/
Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/screwthenaysayers/
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Screw The Naysayers- www.screwthenaysayers.com

iTunes: https://apple.co/2LkWSPV
Screw the Naysayers Episode Page: https://screwthenaysayers.com/Mary-Henderson
Google Play Music: https://bit.ly/2NBgqMv
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2MF5T6g
Stitcher: https://bit.ly/2uYCsRC
Podbean: https://screwthenaysayers.podbean.com/e/132-Mary-Henderson/