Ep 71 Doer or Dreamer: Which Are You?  | Dev Gadhvi

December 31, 2018

Our world is filled with people telling us they are “Doers,” the kind of person who gets things done.

Most of these people believe it is true. You may be one of them.

But have you ever taken the time to define what a “doer” is?

Some people think it’s all about being busy. Dev Gadhvi used to think that way. The son of a truck driver from a small town in India, Dev was raised to belief that the key to success was hard work. His father instilled this work ethic in Dev at an early age, and in the traditional sense it served him well. Dev started at the bottom and worked his way up the corporate ladder. But something was missing. He found himself waiting for Friday’s knowing the weekend was coming. After thirteen years of doing what he’d been told, Dev decided there had to be more, so he quit his job and started his own business.

Today Dev is a best selling author (his book is called 80% Mindset 20%Skills), a TEDx Speaker, and bills himself as India’s 1st and #1 Passionpreneur.

How did Dev do it? He realized that being a doer was about more than hard work.  He started by investing time and money in his own personal development. He read vociferously, purchased professional development programs from people like Grant Cardone and Dab Lok, a created a Doer Mindset.

In this episode Dev shares with us the things he’s learned on his journey and why he believes anyone can create the life they way.   

Contact Dev:

Website: https://www.devgadhvi10x.com/about-us  

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Mind Games #5 If I Only Was A Rich Man w/Tim Alison

December 30, 2018

Do you remember the first time you went to a funeral?

For me it was for my Grandfather. The day before the service we went to the funeral home for the visitation. The family drove right to the front door. The line of people waiting to pay their respects went all the way around the block. Some people waited for more than an hour, just to get into the home.

I didn’t understand at the time. My grandpa was a retired small business owner. He sold coal which in those days people used to heat their homes. Hardly a glamorous business.

Who were all these people? Why were they here?

Then the stories started to flow. Everyone had a memory of my grandpa. But the tears came from people that had worked for him (he kept everyone on during the Great Depression), and from the families he kept warm by giving them free coal to heat their homes. I later learned that he never made any effort to collect for the coal. If people came in he accepted payments, but those that couldn’t, or chose not to, were never embarrassed.

After his funeral, I hear a woman say to another, “If Ford Wilson had worked at hard at his business as he did at helping his community, he would’ve been a rich man.”

IMHO my grandpa was the richest man I’ve ever met, and it has nothing to do with his success in business. Who is the richest woman or man you know?

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How to find your sweet spot w/ Quentin Allums

December 29, 2018

During his high school years Quentin Allums used to play music on a street corner to help his mom pay the power bill.

Today Quentin Allums is an entrepreneur, LinkedIn video creator,  storyteller, keynote speaker, and a personal branding and content strategist. He and his fellow misfits travel the world creating compelling, visual stories that create an emotional connection between their corporate clients and their target audience. Known for his distinctive all black wardrobe, “Q” as he is affectionately known is inspiring creative souls around the globe to pursue their dreams.

With a reach of over 1 million monthly video views (and growing), Quentin is emerging as one of the top influencers of his generation.

How did this self described social misfit do it? “Q” explains how he did it in this 3 minute mini episode. If you like what Q has to say check out Episode 24 Quentin Allums

You can reach Quentin:

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

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Ep 70 How to Find Your Calling by Searching for Answers| Adrian Shepherd

December 28, 2018

You need to pass an introductory language test in Japanese (a language you don’t know), and you have two weeks to prepare!

That’s the situation a young Adrian Shepherd found himself in. He was scheduled to do a spring term in Japan, but without notice the prerequisite language requirements were changed. Most people would have given up.

Adrian hired a tutor, went down to the language department at his University, ignored the professor who told him he would never be able to do it in time, and easily passed the entrance exam in Japan.

As fate would have it, Adrian fell in love with Japan (and his future wife), and is now a best-selling author, Asia’s #1 Time Management Expert and the creator of the One-Bite Time Management System.


In this episode Adrian we talk about::

  • His near death experience when a Tsunami hit without warning, and he shares with us the impact it had on his mindset.
  • His progression from an English teacher in Japan, to a Franchise owner, Multi-Level Marketer and then,
  • How he became a self-taught time management expert by reading and then applying his experience as a teacher to simplify things
  • The value of teaching our children about respect, discipline, and letting them learn that hard work pays off

Contact Adrian:

Website: https://adrianshepherd.com/  

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

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Reconciliation Begins With Understanding w/Sandi Boucher

December 27, 2018

Beginning in 1880, the Government of Canada removed Indigenous children, beginning at the age of 4, and forced them into residential schools. Believe it or not, this practice carried on for 100 years! In some families five generations of children were separated from their families, in what Macleans Magazine called “a flat-out mission of assimilation into white society.” https://www.macleans.ca/society/why-our-kids-need-to-learn-about-residential-schools/

I consider myself to be socially aware and educated. I mean I do have a degree in History from the University of Toronto. Canada’s largest and one of the most respected universities in the country. How is it possible that I didn’t know about this until very recently. It’s impossible to believe, but it is true.

Finding a path to reconciliation between an indigenous community that has been so badly wronged, and the broader Canadian population, including a growing number of immigrants, is a seemingly impossible task. Not for Sandi Boucher. Sandi talks about the importance of everyone understanding the social lens we use to view the world, and is on a mission to educate people on boths sides of the equation and help them contribute to and find reconciliation.  

Sandi Boucher is an indigenous Engagement & Empowerment Facilitator at SandiBoucher.com.

Sandi is an internationally recognized and much-loved speaker, thought leader, television host, seminar facilitator and best-selling author who has dedicated most of her life to Indigenous inclusion, empowerment, and engagement. Now her "puzzle pieces" have come together in "The PATH", Sandi's newest book that outlines the path Indigenous and non-Indigenous must take to get us to and through reconciliation.

Named both the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce Business Person of the Year and the Nishnawbe Aski Development Fund Business Woman of the Year in 2016, Sandi is committed to her audiences, leaving an impression wherever she speaks.

You can reach Sandi:

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

Website: https://sandiboucher.com/

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Ep 69  How To Fix A Broken Leadership Model | Dave Clare

December 26, 2018

Gallup reports that a staggering 87% of employees worldwide are not engaged. Of those, 17% are actively disengaged (translation- these employees are deliberately trying to sabotage the company they work for).

For Dave Clare, this is evidence that leadership around the globe is in crisis mode, or as he puts it, leadership is broken.

In a world where the only certainty is uncertainty organizational structures are under attack.
There's a lack of trust in corporations and big shot CEO's and old hierarchies are being challenged with the changing nature of work.


Dave says the answer is simple (not easy). Dave argues that a shift from a business model to a model business is not only desired, but required to ensure longevity. Business is a long-game. Building an invincible culture that unleashes creativity and innovation is paramount for continued success. Leaders I work with understand that they are responsible to create more leaders, not followers. 


Dave Clare is a leadership coach, public speaker and the author of Simplified: Leadership Is Simple. You Lead People. Dave gave up a hard earned 6 figure corporate income to chase his goal of creating and inspiring 90 million purpose-driven leaders. He wrote a book that calls BS on the leadership industry and says we have over-complicated things and are wasting billions on leadership training that is outdated.

Contact Dave:

Website: https://www.daveclare.com/

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

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Mind Games #4- How do you define success w/Tim Alison

December 25, 2018

How do you define success?

As a teenager or young adult, how many people asked you that question?

My guess is not many. There is a reason for that. In a society that values conformity, the definition of success has already been given to us. Get an education, get a job, start at the bottom, work your way up, accumulate assets (house, car, etc.), or some version of that.

It’s all about personal achievements. The speed at which you achieve these milestones is the measure of your success.

It’s important that we buy into this concept. Can you imagine the chaos that would emerge if we encouraged every child to create their own definition of success? If we stressed, from an early age, that you, and only you, get to decide what is important to you. The logical next step is to build your life around those things.

Listen in as I tell you how to do that in this short clip.

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Ep 68  Dreams Don’t Work Unless You Do | Estie Rand

December 24, 2018

After a decade+ experience in the non-profit world and hitting the CIO level, Estie Rand voluntarily left her job.  Internal politics had turned her workplace experience toxic. Quitting was not easy since she was the main supporter of her growing family.

Her job search got off to a rocky start when she told an experienced head-hunter that her dream was to work as a small business consultant. This “professional” laughed and told Estie she needed another 20 years business experience and that no one would ever take her seriously.

Luckily for her 427 clients (and growing), Estie didn’t let that uninformed opinion discourage her.

In this episode Estie talks about the path she took to transition into a full time entrepreneur and explains why:

  • Marketing is a lot like going on a first date
  • Client education often comes before client acquisition
  • Why she listens first and speaks third (she listens 2nd a well)
  • Taking a strategic approach to online branding and marketing is so important.

Estie has a down to earth communication style, and an obvious passion for helping her fellow entrepreneurs.

Contact Estie: https://www.estierand.com/

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

Website: www.mattcubbler.com  

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You Can Have It All w/Fraser Cameron

December 23, 2018

Fraser Cameron is an Epic Dad. That’s wasn’t always the case. The wake up call came for Fraser when his son Will met him at the gate one evening, and said “Dad why are you always so grumpy?”

That jolting moment was the wake up call Fraser needed to make big changes. He quit his job, and embarked upon his journey to become an epic dad and to make a massive impact.

You see Fraser believes that you can have it all. He says there is no such thing as work-life balance. It’s all about integration and getting simple and specific about the things you really want in live.

For the parents out there, he also reminds us that time with our children is finite, especially when they are at an age when we can influence them and prepare them for the future.

This short clip will inspire and challenge. By the way, Fraser tells us that an #EPICDAD is a dad that creates choice and opportunity at home, work and play. Making a massive impact along the way. It’s about creating time, freedom and fulfilment. Its about being an amazing father, husband, colleague and man! Truly having it all. When we do this, we show our kids how to create new possible.

You can connect with Fraser on LinkedIn

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Mind Games #3 - Why Winners Quit w/Tim Alison

December 22, 2018

The myth that winners never quit is an oft repeated and harmful falsehood that is responsible for so much pain.

If you don’t believe me, ask Seth Godin. In 2007 he wrote a book called “The Dip” that in his words, teaches you when to quit. He goes on to explain that winners quit all the time.

He was right then, and he’s right today.

So why has the concept that quitting is bad become ingrained into the belief systems of so many people, and why should you care?

It gets there because we hear stories of successful people, often entrepreneurs or celebrities, who achieved their goal through sheer perseverance. Or so it seems. So when we’re having a tough go of it, it’s easy to tell ourselves that all we have to do is put our head down, keep doing what we’ve been doing, and wait for things to get better.

This is a dangerous belief system because it flies in the face of common sense. Persisting in doing the same thing can take us closer to or further away from the things we want. We have to learn to distinguish between the goals that we’re chasing, and the path that we’re taking to get there. So how do you do that?

Well first of all it's helpful to know why you believe that persistence is the right approach. So I share with you 3 reasons why many of us are in denial. And I also give you five key questions you can ask yourself if a part of you is questioning the path your on.

Name one time when quitting something was the right thing to do?

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