The Loudest Boos Come From The Cheapest Seats | Marcus Aurelius Anderson

February 25, 2019

Marcus Aurelius Anderson turned 40 years old broke, divorced, bedridden, and paralyzed from the neck down.Today Marcus is a TEDx Speaker, Peak Performance Mindset Coach, and the Best Selling author of “The Gift of Adversity.”

Oh yea, he also studies martial arts under one of Bruce Lee’s proteges and is in the best shape of his entire life. If Marcus wants to talk to the world about the gift of adversity, we should listen.

His story began when he was preparing to serve overseas with the U.S. infantry and suffered a serious spinal injury. After dying on the operating table... twice, the surgeons saved his life, but told him he'd never walk again.

Resignation turned to anger with everyone around him, then anger he directed at himself for being so complacent about life. Fueled by a desire to get a second chance Marcus now found that the biggest naysayers came from the medical community.

In this show Marcus explains how he used the gift of adversity to overcome paralysis and pain and to ultimately find his purpose.

Marcus approaches mindset coaching with direct honesty. He says that for most of us the answer you want is in the adversity you’re avoiding.

He reminds us that our greatest enemies are comfort and complacency and laments that some people will go 75 years or more being complacent. He uses the power of his story to drive home the point that our life could end tomorrow. And he challenges all of us to do more.

We also talk about the importance of working with a coach. Our mind has enormous power. It can be used to justify just about anything, including complacency. If you want to take your life to the next level, you need someone to hold you accountable.

Our conversation also touched on the impact technology is having on our ability to create real relationships and encourages people of all ages to believe in our ability to make a difference.

Top 3 tips from this episode

  • Seek out adversity and run towards it
  • Invest in your happiness
  • If you want to be happy start right now

He also calls BS on all the people that say they practice gratitude but in fact just pay lip service to it.  For Marcus his gratitude was radical and adversarial.

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From Dishwasher to Tech Success | Cory Warfield  

February 22, 2019

Twenty years ago Cory Warfield was homeless and living on the streets. He ended up in a small ski town in Colorado, sharing a  garage with no running water.

He got off his butt and started washing dishes in pizza joints and ended up working in the restaurant industry for many years.

Today Cory is Co-founder and CEO of Shedwool, a fast growing Employee Scheduling SAS provider, a Semi-finalist in the Miller Lite / Daymond John Tap the Future 2018, a Brand Ambassador for Daymond John “Rise and Grind,” Co-founder/Mentor for You Global Consultants Network , and a Philanthropist / Volunteer (1% for the Planet, Turning Point, Malala Fund). In his spare time he recently launched an online business accelerator!

The amazing thing is Cory did all that in less than three years. You’d be hard pressed to find anyone who could more plainly explain how to bootstrap a million dollar + SAS business. Combined that will Cory’s servant. In this episode we get down and deep on his entrepreneurial journey.


Cory:

  • Tells us how he came up with the idea for his business
  • How a guy that didn’t know anything about coding found his Shedwool co-founder through a Craigslist ad
  • How being homeless in the past fuels his promise to never again let himself get in that situation
  • Surprised me by sharing that he is also a performing artists with more than 100 recordings
  • What is was like rapping in front of Daymond John
  • Why he never listens to naysayers
  • How he knew he was onto something when for the first time ever his wife said he had a pretty good idea
  • Why he believes that google takes every excuse off the table for someone who says they don’t know how to do something
  • Why so many people fail at their adventure at almost exactly the same point and time
  • And tells us about his new pro-bono online business accelerator

You can reach Cory:

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

Website: https://shedwool.com/

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The Future Is Hear…Stop Complaining | Anthony Delgado  

February 20, 2019

Some people complain. Anthony Delgado gets on with solving problems.

He’s a serial entrepreneur whose latest venture has big goals. He wants Puerto Rico to become the Hong Kong of the Caribbean. His mission began in the aftermath of the hurricane damage in Puerto Rico. Anthony wanted to do something to help. His friends told him to send a donation or mail a letter to the Governor. Anthony bought a 1-way ticket to Peurto Rico and hopped on a plane.

The biggest problem was power. Being a tech guy Anthony looks at all the sunshine, and with the help of friends back home he gave away 300 solar panels with batteries. The next biggest problem was the damage to tourism, where a huge number of people had lost their jobs.

Anthony’s answer? Take advantage of the warm weather to host a major tech event. Then he decided to start a coding school in Peurto Rico that combines education with travel.

Anthony Delgado is the CEO and Co-Founder of Disrupt Digital, a full-service digital agency servicing SMB clients around the world. Disrupt is a technology innovation firm that specializes in using coding and technology to change the world.

He is also the Chairman of Disrupt University, an alternative education company that offers various coding bootcamps and online learning programs that educate underserved communities around the globe including Puerto Rico. He is also a member of the Forbes Technology Council and a writer for the online magazines technology topics.

In this episode he:

  • Explains how the worst tuna fish sandwich of his life led to something special
  • Shares his reactions in seeing the damage to Puerto Rico
  • Reminds us that children are our seeds...the leaders of our future
  • Takes us through the launch of his company and shares how his  thought process evolved
  • Tells us to stop complaining. There has never been a better time to be an entrepreneur

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The Disconnect between Education and the Real World | Jolene Stillinger

February 18, 2019

In what universe can a person consistently miss deadlines without facing serious ramifications?

This was the first question that popped into my head when Jolene Stillinger opened up about the way kids are being educated today.

Could it really be true that 16 year old students are in a system where there is no expectation to meet deadlines? Students can wait until the very last day of class and hand in assignments and still get credit for them.

In moments like this I really start to question if our public education system can be saved. Flash forward ten years and 50% of those students will be working in the gig economy. That means getting out there, getting your own work, doing quality work, and meeting deadlines. This is not some kind of optional skill.

When are we going to realize that our children base most of their decisions on the things they see us doing? Not the words or information we try to stuff in their head at school.

Full credit to Jolene for going deep and openly sharing her experiences as a mother and as a successful entrepreneur. She has two kids, one in High School and a 3 year old.

In her words Jolene had build her own support system. Her mother, and even her best friend doubted her ability to take a non-traditional route and to start a business. Thankfully Jolene believed otherwise.

Today she is a successful entrepreneur who has built a 7 figure business. She owns and operates FEEDFOXX a full service digital marketing agency, and is also the founder, producer and host of WiseChaseTV, which is an entrepreneurial video magazine and podcast.

In this episode we go deep on the challenges of being a mother with a daughter in HS and the changes she’s seen in the school system. Things like no homework, no study skills, and no deadlines. And she’s honest is talking about the challenges she faces in balancing her business career with her role as a mother.

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How To BootStrap Million Dollar Companies | Connor Gillivan  

February 15, 2019

Connor Gillivan is the co-founder of FreeeUp.com. He has built two companies to over $10 million in yearly sales within the eCommerce industry, is a leading voice for entrepreneurship and digital marketing, and is the author of Free Up Your Business: 50 Secrets to Bootstrap Million Dollar Companies.

Connor started his first eCommerce business, Portlight, drop shipping on the Amazon Marketplace when he was 20 years old and still in college. Together with his co-founders he built a 60 person team located all over the world, partnered with over 1,000 US suppliers, and had total sales of more than $25 million of total.

He started his second business, FreeeUp, in 2015 when he and his business partner became frustrated with their online hiring experiences.  They built a 60 person team with freelancers from all over the world, but it took years and endless amounts of turnover to arrive at that team.

Just over 3 years into the business FreeeUp has grown their user base to over 15,000 clients around the world.

In this episode Connor we dig deep into his journey. Connor

  • Credits his fast start in entrepreneurship to some of the people that surrounded him when he was growing up
  • Shares his thoughts on the importance of exposing children to the idea that entrepreneurship can be a viable career option
  • Talks about the things he learned working in South Africa during his time in College
  • Tells us how 2 College Sophomores built a business that sold more than $25 million on Amazon
  • Explains how frustrations in scaling his first company led to the creation of FreeUp
  • Offers tips for anyone that wants to be a freelancer
  • And so much more.

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Build Your Own Dream | Bobby Umar

February 13, 2019

HEADLINE: GREAT JOB! YOU’RE FIRED!

I hear stories like this every day. People get up every day, go to work, do everything that is asked of them and more, and then they’re on the street looking for work.

Bobby Umar knows what that is like. It turns out working 80 hours a  week combined with poor diet choices has consequences. In Bobby’s case, at age 36 his doctor told him he had diabetes. Bobby asked for 2 weeks off to get his blood sugar under control, and suggested he cut back to 50 hours a week. Three weeks later he was let go.

During my stint in the corporate world, I was part of a management transition team put in place after a merger between 2 companies. The big boss calls a meeting, walks to the whiteboard and writes “MM” in big letters. “Anybody know what that means,” he asks? Silence. He gets a big smile and says “Meat Market.” More silence. “That means we can lay anybody off and we don’t need cause”.

Are all bosses like that? Of course not. But it makes a person think.

I’m no economist, but I can almost hear the corporate axes being sharpened. Mothers, fathers, husbands, and wives are going to be facing involuntary transitions. Soon.

In this environment Bobby Umar advocates building your own dream. How about you? Whose dream are you following?

Contact Bobby:

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

Website: https://www.raeallan.com/

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It’s Not Where You Begin That Matters | JT McCormick

February 11, 2019

JT McCormick shouldn't have succeeded. He was born the mixed-race son of a drug-dealing pimp father and a orphaned, single mother on welfare. He was raised in the slums of Dayton, Ohio, suffered incredible abuse and racism, and had multiple stints in the juvenile justice system. He barely graduated high school and has no college degree.

But succeed he did.

Starting by scrubbing toilets, JT hustled and worked his way into better opportunities, eventually hitting it big in the banking and mortgage industry.

And then the mortgage industry fell apart. He lost his job, and literally all of his money. In his words he was “negative broke.”

That setback sent JT on a journey of discovery that changed everything. He looked in the mirror and realized that the person he had become was in his words “a monster.” He was reminded of his father, the one person he never wanted to be like.

Flash forward 10+ years and JT is the CEO of Scribe Media, a company that in 2018 was acknowledged by Entrepreneur Magazine as having the best culture in America.

In this raw discussion JT:

  • Opens up about the details of his abuse as a child
  • Shares lessons that he learned from both his parents that he still uses today
  • Calls BS on the term Work-Life Balance
  • Points out that most of us have no idea what real poverty is
  • Explains why he feel blessed to have been born in the USA
  • Tells us that three letters (i.e. CEO) do not make you a leader
  • Explains his philosophy of Servant Leadership
  • And inspires all of us to put in the work to be the best version of us

Contact JT:

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

Website: scribemedia.com  

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The Three Common Traits of Success Women Digital Entrepreneurs  | Candyce Costa 

February 8, 2019

Imagine you had a chance to interview women entrepreneurs from all over the globe, who are working in the digital space? What would you most like to know.

Candyce Costa is on a mission to get those answers for you. This ballet dancer/teacher, turned Social Media entrepreneur is also the Founder and Publisher of Digital Women E-Magazine. The magazine launched in 2018 and the early results include a reach in excess of 750,000, and interviews with 99 Women Entrepreneurs from around the world including Europe, Canada and the United States

In this episode Candyce shares with us:

  • Three common traits that stood out in so many of her guests
  • The three most important things she learned in dancing that she applies to her business career
  • Why watching her dance students perform made her more nervous than her own performances
  • Why she started Digital Women E-Magazine and what her plans are for the future
  • The thing she found the most challenging when she first became an entrepreneur (Hint: Most entrepreneurs will easily relate)

Candyce speaks 2 different dialects of Portuguese, Spanish and English, has lived in four different countries, owns two businesses, a house, and shares her world with her dog and her love of 20+ years.

You can reach Candyce:

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

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How To Have Difficult Conversations | Dawn Metcalfe  

February 6, 2019

Have you ever lost someone or something you really cared about because of miscommunication?

The truth is everyone loses when difficult conversations go wrong. And even if things are eventually resolved, we can’t erase the impact stress and conflict have on our bodies, or get back time that was wasted talking about things that didn’t matter.

Dawn Metcalfe is an author, public speaker, Managing Director of  a Successful Training Organization, and the creator of Hard Talk. Dawn says that the reason so many people struggle with difficult conversations, is that they let the Homer Simpson in them come out. I bet you didn’t realise that we all have our own version of Homer Simpson hanging out inside out mind!

Homer does what feels good in the moment. So if someone says something that makes us feel threatened (in any way), our gut instinct is to defend our position and in many cases go on the attack.

Dawn says the person we should let control difficult conversations is Mr. Spock. The voice of reason that focuses on getting the outcome we want.

Look for more truth bombs in this episode including:

  • Her assertion that very few people are psychopaths
  • What we need to know about fundamental attribution bias (and why)
  • The importance of defining your purpose before starting a hard talk
  • How to recognize when your at risk of falling into the Spiral of Doom
  • The only 2 reasons people don’t change their behaviour

You can reach Dawn at:

Website: www.hardtalk.info

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

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How To Teach The Art Of Thinking | Ron Malhotra

February 4, 2019

How can we expect our children to succeed if we don’t teach them to use their minds?

Having grown up in the knowledge economy many parents still believe that the key to success is knowledge. What they don’t understand is that information is no longer the problem. Knowledge is no longer the commodity.

In this episode Ron Malhotra talks about the importance of teaching our children:

  • How their mind works
  • To manage their thoughts and ideas
  • To apply discernment
  • To understand the language of money and business
  • To be 100% accountable for the things that happen to them
  • The importance of respecting your body

He explains why wealth and success have become dirty words and why that is a bad thing.


He explains how he defines success and why he believes everyone should have purpose, strive to be the best version of themselves, and to use their potential to make a difference for others

He attributes rising levels of anxiety and mental illness to the reality that as we grow older we anchor ourselves to negative emotions, and over time the power of our brain to auto correct gets dimmed.

He shares with us the five foundational elements of life, and reminds us that
all of the answers are within.

Ron is an Award-Winning Wealth Planner, Influence & Success Expert, Author of 4 Books, Radio Host, International Public Speaker, MD of Maple Tree Wealth, Founder of ‘The Successful Male Global’ & Creator Of The Success Blueprint Program.

Ron’s been featured in Australian Financial Review, Money Magazine, Smart Investor, Entrepreneur, ABC & more...

Contact Ron:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/ronmalhotra/  

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