Ep 104 The Risks Of Chasing Fame And Money | Brian Keating

March 20, 2019

 Have you ever wanted something so bad you could almost taste it? You know the feeling I’m talking about. You feel like you’ve been walking in a desert sun for hours. You’d do anything for a cold glass of water.

Brian Keating can tell you about that feeling. In 2014 Brian was on a quest to unlock one of cosmology’s biggest mysteries. He was part of a team of astronomers wielding BICEP2, the most powerful cosmology telescope ever made, who thought they’d glimpsed the spark that ignited the Big Bang! As a scientists Brian and his associates were trained to follow a process which included publishing their findings for fellow scientists to review.

But this was different. A Nobel Prize hung in the balance, and they needed to be first. They went public with a definitive statement. Millions around the world tuned in to the announcement. Then the rumours began to spread. Had these cosmologists truly read the cosmic prologue or, driven by ambition in pursuit of Nobel gold, had they been deceived by a galactic mirage? The later proved to be true.

Brian joined me to talk about his book, Losing the Nobel Prize. He honestly admits getting caught up in the chase and taking shortcuts. But he goes on to say that losing the Nobel Prize was also a great gift. He also provocatively argues that the Nobel Prize actually hampers scientific progress by encouraging speed and competition while punishing inclusivity, collaboration, and bold innovation.

We also got into a fascinating conversation about legacy and changes Brian would like to see in the ways we teach children about science.

You may not learn about the origin of the big bang, but this is a real discussion that will challenge you to think about the lens you use to see the world.

You can contact Brian at:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drbriankeating/

Website: https://briankeating.com/

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Ep 103 If It Doesn’t Kill You | Jay Andrews 

March 18, 2019

 Jay Andrews knows a thing or two about defying the odds. Life was proceeding just as planned. He followed the traditional path and had a great paying corporate job. Then in a short period of time,Jay was diagnosed with an incurable disease, beat cancer, and was a miracle survivor of a car accident the doctors said should have killed him.

Back on his feet Jay made major changes in his life. Today Jay is a Mindset Coach and Author of Three Strikes And You're IN - the Story of Resilience." He is also widely recognized as one of the most positive LinkedIn content providers.

In this episode Jay:

  • Talks about the impact his near brush with death (times 3) had on his mindset
  • Shares his thoughts on backup plans
  • Dives deep on the consequences of listening to the wrong people
  • Explains why passion is a great place to start when seeking a meaningful career
  • And shares his thoughts on legacy

It was a lively discussion between two Mindset Coaches!

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LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasonrandrews73/

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The Journey To 100

March 15, 2019

Tim reflects on the first 100 episodes, highlights 3 key themes that emerged and shares his plans for the next 100!  A short and sweet 10 minutes. 

Ep 102 The Road Less Travelled | Ryan Rondeno  

March 13, 2019

Haters are going to hate you. That was Chef Ryan Rondeno’s reply when I asked what comes to mind when he hears the word naysayers. He doesn’t strike me as the type of person that pays much attention to naysayers.

Like many highly successful people, Ryan is carving out his own path.

Born and raised in New Orleans he started working in restaurant kitchens in his teens. When he graduated from High School he moved on from his food service career and went to college to study Engineering.

After one year Ryan decided give up on engineering and instead to study culinary arts. Since then he has trained with numerous globally-renowned chefs including Emeril Lagasse and Mathais Wolfe. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina Chef Rondeno moved to Atlanta where he continued to work for Emeril Lagasse.

In 2008 he made a bold decision and moved to Los Angeles, where he became a private chef for Will Smith and others. Ryan loved working for Will but also felt stifled. He was on a mission to blend the spicy flavours of creole cooking with LA’s healthier eating culture. It turns out that Will’s palette was not as adventurous as Ryan’s.

In July of 2014 Ryan founded Rondeno Culinary Designs. Today his entrepreneurial ventures include pop up restaurants, the Rondeno Spice Collection (Nola Creole Rub, Citrus Herb Rub, and Ancho-Chili BBQ Rub), and a gourmet meal prep service that combines New Orleans cuisine with  grass-fed organic meats and locally-grown organic produce.

Ryan’s story is a great reminder that there are so many different ways to create a career that aligns with the things you care about. In this episode we talk about his journey, the challenges he faced in starting his own business, and his vision for the future.  Enjoy.

You can contact Chef Ryan at:

Website: https://www.rondenoculinarydesigns.com/

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Ep 101 How To Create, Rule, and Expand Your Legacy  | Gian Marco Palazio 

March 11, 2019

Gian Marco is the president of CASCO Safety Group (Central America Safety Company), Central America’s leading distributor of specialized industrial safety and rescue equipment. He is the president of Café Las Flores, Nicaragua’s finest coffee company and leading integrated specialty coffee brand from plantation to retail.  

He is also the author of LEGACY: How Leaders Transcend the Past, Balance the Present and Serve for Generations.

Gian Marco spoke to me from his home in Nicaragua, a tiny nation that has seen its fair share of troubles. Educated in the United States, Gian Marco returned to Nicaragua in 1998 and was part of the first generation that brought consciousness to young entrepreneurs in his country. It was like starting from scratch, rebuilding an economy that was completely destroyed during a Civil War in the 1980’s.

After years of rebirth, his beloved country is once again facing major challenges. The country is in the midst of a heavy economic crisis that saw a 19% drop in gdp in just 20 months. The economic crisis has been accompanied by political and human rights violations and atrocities. In his words, this crisis will have huge ramifications for now and for generations to come.

In this honest and griping interview Gian Marco talks about the challenges he faces as a business owner who is primarily focused on keeping the doors open and people employed. He has the income and wealth to leave. For now he stays. He uses the power of his story to talk about the importance of legacy. It’s a powerful message.

You can contact Gian Marco at:

Website: https://www.gmpalazio.com/  

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gmpalazio/

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Ep 100 This is Marketing | Seth Godin

March 8, 2019

Seth Godin is a teacher, an author, marketing guru, a podcast host and has one of the longest running and revered marketing blogs on the internet. He has written an astonishing 19 bestselling books, most of which have stood the test of time.

He’s in the Guerrilla Marketing Hall of Fame, the Direct Marketing Hall of Fame and, just recently, the plain old no-modifier Marketing Hall of Fame.

In this episode Seth explains:

  • How one bad decision cost him more than $1B dollars
  • Why advertising doesn’t work anymore
  • How to know when facebook sucking you and your money into a vortex
  • Why you need to target the smallest viable audience
  • The purpose of his famous Purple Cow (the answer may surprise you)
  • Why winners quit all the time
  • That his ability to write best selling books is not a gift
  • That if he wanted to tell untruths he could 10x the sales of his workshops
  • The relationship between the Cuban Missile Crisis and the myth of rational choice
  • That the chance of success for a company selling an average product for average price is zero
  • That private 4 year colleges are using tension, fear, and the myth of status to run a really huge scam that is ending now
  • Why parents that know its a scam are still encouraging their kids to go to college
  • Why parents should encourage kids under the age of 8 to participate in acts of non-compliance in service of the community
  • His ideas about the role of schools and parents in a child's education
  • Why Marketing is everything

You can contact Seth at:

Website: https://www.sethgodin.com/

Podcast:  https://www.akimbo.me/

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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Listen To Your Inner Guidance Without Doubts | Cathlene Miner

March 6, 2019

Has anyone ever told you to do something that doesn’t quite feel right?

I’m sure it has. It happens to everyone. Sometimes we listen to that gut feeling, and sometimes we don’t.

Cathlene Miner believes that only when all elements of life are in balance is possible to truly manifest a life of intention and allow your dreams to unfold. And one of the keys to making that happen is learning to listen to your inner guidance without doubts.

Cathlene is  a Best Selling Author of The 30 Day Self Perception Makeover!  She’a Public Speaker, Fitness Expert & Coach, and President of Non-Profit Helping Handbags, USA.

She also hosts a live radio show and a Podcast.

Cathlene’s story includes an unexpected teen pregnancy (her OBGYN told her she should give up her baby), a teenage eating disorder, as a single mom of two working 4 jobs at a time to pay the bills, followed by marriage and then two more children.

 

In this episode she talks about her journey, we go deep on the challenges parents face today, and she explains why she decided to home school her two youngest children. Cathlene also talks about a charity she brought to the U.S. called Healthy Handbags.

You can contact Cathlene at:
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cathleneminer/  
Website: https://www.cathleneminer.com/

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How To Overcome Imposter Syndrome | Mark Steel

March 4, 2019

 Everything about Mark Steel screams success.

Twenty years experience in corporate sales with one of the largest tech companies in the world. Recognized as a High-Impact employee for 3 years in a row with a steady progression in roles where he played a part in adding more than $1.5B in revenue.

He’s delivered over 2000 presentations on productivity, collaboration, and employee engagement. Mark also has 15 years experience as a sales trainer. And in his spare time he has successfully summited two mountains.

In 2017 Mark left the corporate world and started his own company called Present Your Success. In 2018 he joined the podcasting world with his aptly named show titled Climb Every Day.

Mark has always been the picture of confidence. But you know what they say. Don’t judge a book by its cover. Throughout most of his time in corporate sales Mark suffered from what he calls imposter syndrome. Underneath the confident exterior was a man who felt like he didn’t deserve the success that was coming his way. Over time his internal narrative became more and more negative. It impacted his happiness, his marriage, and his health.

In this episode Mark opens up about his struggles with imposter syndrome, talks about the ways it impacted his life, the moment he realized that to be happy he had to  leave the corporate world, and how he still struggled to find the courage to make the move.

This is an honest and unvarnished discussion. There are so many lessons to be learned.

You can contact Mark at:
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/steelspeaks/
Website: https://www.marksteel.com/  

Podcast: https://www.climbeveryday.com/

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Caged Vision | Carey Rome  

March 1, 2019

Have you ever had an idea that is stuck to your head like velcro? And I mean really stuck. I have. It excites you, scares the hell out of you, frustrates you, keeps you awake at night and sometimes you wish it would just get the hell out of your head. If this happens to you be thankful. Those are the ideas that can really change your life.

Carey Rome is the CEO of Cypress Resource and host of the Caged Vision Podcast.

Carey explains that “Caged Vision is the feeling of having an idea. Not one that’s popcorn, meaning it’s just a fleeting idea. But an idea that will not leave you alone. And idea that you continue to build on. That will eat you alive if you don’t figure out a way, how to move it forward, how to make it progress”.

In this episode Carey:

  • Happily admits he had to take the State CPA exam 7 times before he passed
  • Talks about his struggles in school as an auditory learner
  • Explains why he chose to study accounting at College
  • Admits that when he launched his podcast he didn’t tell his wife for a few months
  • Tells us that 92.3% of companies do not have a system for pushing strategy down into their organization and for managing strategy.
  • Explains that only 1% of us can be happy making money on a product or service we don’t care about selling to customers we don’t care about
  • Says that when it comes to starting a business he doesn’t know any shortcuts. But insists there is a consistent path
  • Shares his thoughts on approaches parents can use to determine their kids don’t become a widget in a cog

You can contact Carey at:
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/careyrome/
Website: https://www.cypressresources.com/
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Change Your Perspective Change Your Reality | Adam Wilber

February 27, 2019

Adam Wilber is an Entrepreneurial Wizard, Corporate Trainer, and a Master Magician.

In addition to inventing tricks and props for himself, Adam works in Creative Product Development at Ellusionist, a company that invents tricks for other magicians. With the creative capacity to think through both sides of the illusion, Adam not only fooled audiences, but he also stunned his fellow magicians. Today, Ellusionist is the world’s largest magic company with a line of must-have magic essentials.

He won the FU award on the hit TV Show “Fool Us” with Penn & Teller. He’s made appearances on Discovery Channel, SyFy, CBS and has racked up over 10 Million youtube views. He has 5 Patents to his name, is the author of 5 books including his best selling book Creativity: The Magic Formula, and has performed thousands of shows across the globe.

I think it’s fair to say Adam knows a thing or two about creativity. He takes all those skills, and the processes he’s learned to provide creativity workshops for corporate clients around the globe.

Adam used to believe some people are born creative and some aren’t. He acknowledges there are some freak geniuses out there who are born with something the rest of us don’t have. Beyond that he now believes that we are all born with the ability to be creative.

In this episode Adam:

  • Drills down on the creative process and explains some of the strategies and techniques he uses to help teams breakthrough limiting beliefs and create magic for their business.
  • Explains the differences between brainstorming, which he describes as vomiting up everything you can think of, and the process he teaches
  • Talks about the biggest pushback he gets from corporate decision makers. The answer might surprise you.
  • Explains why clarification of the problem is usually the biggest challenge
  • Emphasizes the importance of the right environment
  • Tells us what it’s like to create a magic trick that fuels other master magicians.Pen and pencil with me 24 hours a day
  • And even tries to convince me to put a waterproof notepad on the wall in my shower

You can contact Adam at:
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/adam-wilber
Website: https://www.adamwilber.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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