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My Worst Investment Ever Podcast
Annie Duke – Do Things in Parallel

My Worst Investment Ever Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2022 44:32


BIO: Annie Duke loves to dive deep into decision-making under uncertainty. Her latest obsession is the topic of quitting. STORY: Annie's worst investment ever was becoming a poker player. LEARNING: It's ok to do a few different things at a time. Quit more if you have to.   “Quit more.”Annie Duke  Guest profilehttps://www.linkedin.com/in/annie-duke-30ab2b5/ (Annie Duke) loves to dive deep into decision-making under uncertainty. Her latest obsession is the topic of quitting. In particular, she is on a mission to rehabilitate the term and get people to be proud of walking away from things. Annie is an author, speaker, and consultant in the decision-making space, as well as Special Partner, focused on Decision Science at https://firstround.com/ (First Round Capital Partners), a seed stage venture fund. Annie's latest book, https://amzn.to/3Sxe1o4 (Quit: The Power of Knowing When to Walk Away), was released October 4, 2022, from Portfolio, a Penguin Random House imprint. Her previous book, https://amzn.to/3fGyiJd (Thinking in Bets), is a national bestseller. Worst investment everAnnie had been pursuing a Ph.D. in cognitive science for five years. The plan was to become a tenure track professor. Right at the end of her time at university, Annie started suffering from stomach problems, which became acute. She got pretty sick and landed in the hospital. Annie then decided to take a year off. She needed money during that year off, so she started playing poker to make money. Annie considers going into poker her worst investment ever because there wasn't a lot of process behind that decision. She just thought it would be a fun way to make the money she badly needed. She didn't think about the consequences of that decision, and even though she did well at playing poker and had some pretty good wins, Annie wishes she had put more thought into it. Lessons learnedIf the time and investment are small to complete something, just do it. Do things in parallel. That means it's ok to do a few different things at a time. Keep your investments robust, not just against luck, but against your poor decision-making. Andrew'sAndrew's takeawaysYour focus doesn't need to be single-minded. No.1 goal for the next 12 monthsAnnie's number one goal for the next 12 months is to finish her PhD. to create more time for things that are outside of work. Parting words  “Don't be afraid of quitting. When things aren't working out, get to that decision earlier. It's going to move you along in your life faster.”Annie Duke  [spp-transcript]   Connect with Annie Duke https://www.linkedin.com/in/annie-duke-30ab2b5/ (LinkedIn) https://www.facebook.com/AnnieDukeAuthor/ (Facebook) https://twitter.com/annieduke (Twitter) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClDhEz5b55RH1ZfEZd7Y3hA (YouTube) https://www.annieduke.com/newsletter/ (Website) https://www.annieduke.com/books/ (Books) Andrew's bookshttps://amzn.to/3qrfHjX (How to Start Building Your Wealth Investing in the Stock Market) https://amzn.to/2PDApAo (My Worst Investment Ever) https://amzn.to/3v6ip1Y (9 Valuation Mistakes and How to Avoid Them) https://amzn.to/3emBO8M (Transform Your Business with Dr.Deming's 14 Points) Andrew's online programshttps://valuationmasterclass.com/ (Valuation Master Class) https://astotz.kartra.com/page/become-a-better-investor-community (The Become a Better Investor Community) https://academy.astotz.com/courses/how-to-start-building-your-wealth-investing-in-the-stock-market (How to Start Building Your Wealth Investing in the Stock Market) https://academy.astotz.com/courses/finance-made-ridiculously-simple (Finance Made Ridiculously Simple) https://academy.astotz.com/courses/best-business-book-club (Best Business Book Club) https://academy.astotz.com/courses/gp (Become a Great Presenter and Increase Your Influence) https://academy.astotz.com/courses/transformyourbusiness (Transform Your Business with Dr. Deming's 14 Points)...

My Worst Investment Ever Podcast
Randall Crowder – Don't Settle for the Easy Way

My Worst Investment Ever Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 42:37


BIO: Randall Crowder is an entrepreneur, angel investor, and venture capitalist who is currently the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Phunware, a publicly-traded technology company on NASDAQ. STORY: Randall spent too much time being a venture capitalist when all he ever wanted was to be an entrepreneur. LEARNING: Sometimes, the easy way is absolutely the wrong way. Don't just take what's right before you, especially when you know it's not what you want to do. Nothing good comes easy; you must fight or work for the good things in your life.   “Know who you are and what you want to do, and don't settle for the easy way when you know the right way.”Randall Crowder  Guest profilehttps://www.linkedin.com/in/randallcrowder/ (Randall Crowder) is an entrepreneur, angel investor, and venture capitalist who is currently the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Phunware, a publicly-traded technology company on NASDAQ. Worst investment everRandall had been an angel investor for over five years and felt it was time to hang those boots. He partnered with a few people and ventured into a healthcare tech venture fund. The idea was to invest in healthcare companies. The fund performed well, but Randall still considers this his worst investment ever, not because he lost any money, but because he wasn't being true to himself. He had always wanted to be an entrepreneur so starting a venture fund didn't fulfill this desire. However, he kept finding a reason to justify staying at the fund. From not having an idea he's passionate about to maybe he'd learn the venture capital side of things to be a better entrepreneur. All these excuses convinced him to continue running the fund. Randall felt miserable doing a job that was never what he set to do, and he knew it. Lessons learnedHave the discipline to think about what you're most passionate about and go for it no matter how hard it is to get it. Sometimes, the easy way is absolutely the wrong way. Don't just take what's right before you, especially when you know it's not what you want to do. Know who you are and what you want to do. Don't settle for the easy way when you know the right way. Be careful whom you choose to start a business with. Andrew's takeawaysStarting a business is a long-term venture. So when picking your business partners, choose people you want to work with long-term. Andrew believes three things make one company successful over another: The right leader The right direction Coordination of the efforts of the management team Nothing good comes easy; you must fight or work for the good things in your life. Actionable adviceSchool is not your resource; your resourcefulness is your resource. You can be resourceful even if you don't have money, status, or connected parents. You just have to be willing to put yourself out there and try to create fire. No.1 goal for the next 12 monthsRandall's number one goal for the next 12 months is to do his best to be the best father and husband he can be. Parting words  “Everybody's got their own journey, and sometimes it might rub you the wrong way. But always be kind and look for ways to help other people; I guarantee you, it'll be more rewarding and your best investment.”Randall Crowder  [spp-transcript]   Connect with Randall Crowder https://www.linkedin.com/in/randallcrowder/ (LinkedIn) https://twitter.com/CrowderOfficial (Twitter) https://www.facebook.com/randall.crowder.3 (Facebook) https://www.youtube.com/c/randallcrowder (YouTube) https://www.phunware.com/videos/ (Podcast) http://www.randallcrowder.com/ (Website) Andrew's bookshttps://amzn.to/3qrfHjX (How to Start Building Your Wealth Investing in the Stock Market) https://amzn.to/2PDApAo (My Worst Investment Ever) https://amzn.to/3v6ip1Y (9 Valuation Mistakes and How to Avoid Them) https://amzn.to/3emBO8M (Transform Your Business with Dr.Deming's 14 Points) Andrew's online programshttps://valuationmasterclass.com/...

My Worst Investment Ever Podcast
Vijay Pravin Maharajan – Spend Time, Not Money Before You Invest

My Worst Investment Ever Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 21:39


BIO: Vijay Pravin Maharajan is the Founder and CEO of bitsCrunch GmbH, a Blockchain Analytics company focused on securing the NFT ecosystem. STORY: Vijay lost over 90% of his savings after investing blindly in cryptocurrency. LEARNING: Do thorough due diligence before investing in anything. Don't follow people blindly.   “Before you spend your money, take your time to research the investment.”Vijay Pravin Maharajan  Guest profilehttps://www.linkedin.com/in/vijaypravin/ (Vijay Pravin Maharajan) is the Founder and CEO of https://bitscrunch.com/ (bitsCrunch GmbH), a Blockchain Analytics company focused on securing the NFT ecosystem. He has a masters in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology from Technische Universität Munchen (TUM), Germany. Vijay is a 3x TEDx Speaker. He's also the first Indian to be invited for a TEDx talk in Germany below 30. He was nominated as ‘Top Men Leaders to look up to in 2021' by Passion Vista magazine. He was also awarded as ‘Top 40 Data Scientists under 40' in India. And finally, he was nominated as ‘20+ Inspiring Data Scientists to follow in 2020' by AI (Artificial Intelligence) Time Journal from the United States. He previously worked a Siemens Mobility, Volkswagen AG, and Telefónica GmbH in Germany. Worst investment everAfter completing his master's in Munich, Vijay's friends pulled him into the crypto space. He took close to 80% of his savings and put them into crypto. Vijay ended up losing almost 90% of his investment. His biggest mistake was not doing any research. He just followed his friends blindly. Lessons learnedDo thorough due diligence before investing in anything. Don't follow people blindly. Andrew's takeawaysNever invest in something that somebody told you about. Don't get caught up in the emotion of new investments. Actionable adviceSpend time, not money, before you invest. First, take your time to research the investment. No.1 goal for the next 12 monthsVijay's number one goal for the next 12 months is to go out there, educate more people about the NFT space, and be a good father. Parting words  “Thanks, Andrew. You're saving a lot of people from getting screwed up or getting lost.”Vijay Pravin Maharajan  [spp-transcript]   Connect with Vijay Pravin Maharajan https://www.linkedin.com/in/vijaypravin/ (LinkedIn) https://twitter.com/VijayPravinM (Twitter) https://www.facebook.com/VijayPravin.Maharajan (Facebook) https://www.youtube.com/c/VijayPravin (YouTube) https://www.instagram.com/vijaypravin_official/ (Instagram) https://unleashnfts.com/ (Website) Andrew's bookshttps://amzn.to/3qrfHjX (How to Start Building Your Wealth Investing in the Stock Market) https://amzn.to/2PDApAo (My Worst Investment Ever) https://amzn.to/3v6ip1Y (9 Valuation Mistakes and How to Avoid Them) https://amzn.to/3emBO8M (Transform Your Business with Dr.Deming's 14 Points) Andrew's online programshttps://valuationmasterclass.com/ (Valuation Master Class) https://astotz.kartra.com/page/become-a-better-investor-community (The Become a Better Investor Community) https://academy.astotz.com/courses/how-to-start-building-your-wealth-investing-in-the-stock-market (How to Start Building Your Wealth Investing in the Stock Market) https://academy.astotz.com/courses/finance-made-ridiculously-simple (Finance Made Ridiculously Simple) https://academy.astotz.com/courses/best-business-book-club (Best Business Book Club) https://academy.astotz.com/courses/gp (Become a Great Presenter and Increase Your Influence) https://academy.astotz.com/courses/transformyourbusiness (Transform Your Business with Dr. Deming's 14 Points) Connect with Andrew Stotz:https://www.astotz.com/ (astotz.com) https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewstotz/ (LinkedIn) https://www.facebook.com/andrewstotzpage (Facebook) https://www.instagram.com/andstotz/ (Instagram) https://twitter.com/Andrew_Stotz (Twitter) https://www.youtube.com/c/andrewstotzpage (YouTube)...

Beauty Care Pod
Chris Gibson: The Making of a YouTube Sensation

Beauty Care Pod

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2022 56:41


Chris joined on the show giving us a brief history of his childhood, how he told us about his journey to esthetics and holistic health coaching. He shared his story of how he was able to clear his very difficult acne as well as how he has since been maintaining a health young looking skin as well as how he was able to sell lots of his book and grow his YouTube audience all with being consistent. About Chris Chris Gibson is a sought-after skincare expert and holistic health coach/esthetician. He is also the Best-Selling Author of the acclaimed book Acne Free In 3 Days (1 Million+ Copies Sold) and has a very successful YouTube channel, Chris Gibson Live! The YouTube channel (163K subscribers) is dedicated to providing expert information and product reviews on skincare and wellness topics for both skin issues and anti-aging. His social media reach is well over 300K, increasing every day, and can bring you more listeners and subscribers. He was recently featured in USA Today on the topic "7 Freaky Chemicals In Your Skin Care Products and How to Avoid Them”. Chris has been popularly featured on CBS, ABC Family, Fox News, The Daily Buzz, and numerous lifestyle television and radio show across the country and in Canada. Links Website - chrisgibsonlive.com YouTube - youtube.com/chrisgibsonlive Book - amazon.com/Acne-Free-Days-Cured-Condition/dp/0976427206

My Worst Investment Ever Podcast
Jem Bourouh – Know What You Want to Do and Who You're Doing It For

My Worst Investment Ever Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2022 35:56


BIO: Jem Bourouh is 24 years old and a serial entrepreneur from Germany. With his Google Ads agency Adcubator, Jem and his team have spent more than $318 million profitably. STORY: Jem's worst investment ever was enrolling for a Bachelor's degree without thinking clearly about what he wanted to do with his life after university. This saw him try out many things that failed due to a lack of proper focus. He is yet to finish his degree. LEARNING: XXX   “Don't pursue something you're genuinely unhappy with just because you think it's something you need, or you think society will like it.”Jem Bourouh Guest profilehttps://www.linkedin.com/in/jem-bourouh/ (Jem Bourouh) is 24 years old and a serial entrepreneur from Germany. With his Google Ads agency Adcubator, Jem and his team have spent more than $318 million profitably. After being in the direct-to-consumer space for more than 4 years, he's decided to bootstrap his own e-commerce brands and invest in and acquire other businesses such as marketing agencies and e-commerce brands. Worst investment everJem's worst investment ever was enrolling for a Bachelor's degree without thinking clearly about what he wanted to do with his life after university. This saw him try out a myriad of things that failed due to a lack of proper focus. His dream was to be a millionaire; he just didn't know how to become one. So while studying, he started doing different jobs and even tried to learn internet marketing. Jem started his first dropshipping venture and failed miserably after three months. After this, he changed universities and moved to a new city. Jem is still enrolled at this university and is yet to finish his degree. Lessons learnedFirst, understand what you want to do and for who you're doing it. Always strive for greatness in life. Andrew's takeawaysFocus on the journey to get to the goal. Follow one course until success. Maybe it's worth returning to that thing you're very close to completing, but you put it aside for various valid reasons. Actionable adviceIf there's something that you don't enjoy and are genuinely unhappy with, then there is no point in pursuing that path just because you think it's something you need or you think society will like it. No.1 goal for the next 12 monthsJem's number one goal for the next 12 months is to grow his company, https://www.ecom-incubator.com/home1630555565163 (eCom Incubator), and train more people. Parting words  “Don't stop; you've got this. Believe in yourself, and don't ever quit. Just pursue what you want to do with intimacy, and you'll make it. You're gonna be happy no matter what.”Jem Bourouh  [spp-transcript]   Connect with Jem Bourouh https://www.linkedin.com/in/jem-bourouh/ (LinkedIn) https://www.facebook.com/jembourouh/ (Facebook) https://twitter.com/JemBourouhDE (Twitter) https://www.instagram.com/jembourouh/ (Instagram) https://www.youtube.com/c/JemBourouh (YouTube) https://www.jembourouh.com/ (Website) Andrew's bookshttps://amzn.to/3qrfHjX (How to Start Building Your Wealth Investing in the Stock Market) https://amzn.to/2PDApAo (My Worst Investment Ever) https://amzn.to/3v6ip1Y (9 Valuation Mistakes and How to Avoid Them) https://amzn.to/3emBO8M (Transform Your Business with Dr.Deming's 14 Points) Andrew's online programshttps://valuationmasterclass.com/ (Valuation Master Class) https://astotz.kartra.com/page/become-a-better-investor-community (The Become a Better Investor Community) https://academy.astotz.com/courses/how-to-start-building-your-wealth-investing-in-the-stock-market (How to Start Building Your Wealth Investing in the Stock Market) https://academy.astotz.com/courses/finance-made-ridiculously-simple (Finance Made Ridiculously Simple) https://academy.astotz.com/courses/best-business-book-club (Best Business Book Club) https://academy.astotz.com/courses/gp (Become a Great Presenter and Increase Your Influence)...

Money Skills For Therapists
How to Know When It's Time to Leave Private Practice with Maegan Megginson

Money Skills For Therapists

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 35:34


How do you know when it's time to retire from private practice and move onto something new? What could the transition look like as you move into the next chapter of your professional life? Maegan Megginson comes back on the podcast to share her expertise around when it's time to transition out of private practice and what that transition period could be like.Linzy and Maegan, both of whom have moved out of private practice and into other professional arenas, share their authentic experiences with this transition and answer this question that listeners have been asking. Don't miss this important topic, and consider what you can do today to help yourself avoid burnout to stay in private practice, or take action steps to eventually transition into something new. Connect with MaeganDownload Maegan's free guide “Four Business-Building Mistakes That Will Leave Your Burnt Out And Broke (and How to Avoid Them)” here: https://megginson-consulting-group.ck.page/d739179df2Check out more of Maegan's work at: www.maeganmegginson.comWant to work with Linzy?Check out the FREE masterclass, The 4 Step Framework to Getting Your Business Finances Totally in Order, where you'll learn the framework that has helped hundreds of therapists go from money confusion and shame to calm and confidence, as well as the three biggest financial mistakes that therapists make. At the end, you'll be invited to join Money Skills for Therapists and get Linzy's support in getting your finances finally working for you. Click here to find a masterclass time that works for you! For a full transcript of the episode and much more, check out the blog post on our website!

My Worst Investment Ever Podcast
Keith Johns – Don't Let FOMO Push You into Investments

My Worst Investment Ever Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 21:23


BIO: Keith Johns helps corporate leaders who are feeling stuck in their 9-5 break free from corporate by building and scaling a purpose-driven business. STORY: Keith came across two Facebook marketing programs and bought them for five figures because he didn't want to miss out. He only had time to implement one of the programs. He is yet to implement the second one to date. LEARNING: Don't let the fear of missing out (FOMO) push you to do something before you're ready. Don't let emotions or flawed thinking affect your investment decision.   “Pay attention to your emotional state when investing.”Keith Johns  Guest profilehttps://www.linkedin.com/in/keithjohns/ (Keith Johns) helps corporate leaders who are feeling stuck in their 9-5 break free from corporate by building and scaling a purpose-driven business. Keith believes you're not crazy for wanting more, and you can have more purpose, freedom, income, and free time in your work. Worst investment everKeith quit his job to start a coaching business. When he was ready to diversify where he marketed his services, he invested in two Facebook marketing programs. Keith bought the two programs for five figures. It was only after he paid for the programs that he realized he had made an emotional decision out of fear of being left out. Now he didn't have the time to integrate two Facebook systems simultaneously. One program is still lying somewhere on the back burner, unimplemented. Lessons learnedPay attention to your emotional state when investing. Before you invest, have a plan. Consider talking to someone with more experience who can help you navigate those waters more successfully. Don't be in a hurry to invest in anything you don't understand. There will always be plenty of entry opportunities at different moments. Don't let the fear of missing out (FOMO) push you to do something before you're ready. Andrew's takeawaysDon't let emotions or flawed thinking affect your investment decision. Actionable adviceThe minute you're inspired, have an idea, or are excited about something, share that excitement so somebody else knows what you're up to. Keith's recommended resourcesRead https://amzn.to/3eL2oe4 (Questions Are the Answer: A Breakthrough Approach to Your Most Vexing Problems at Work and in Life) more at ease and more comfortable knowing I don't have to have all the answers, but I could be the most effective person in the room if I listen better and ask better questions. No.1 goal for the next 12 monthsKeith's number one goal for the next 12 months is to take his business, get it running and then leave other people to run it so he can have time to do other things. Parting words  “I really appreciate the time. If anyone's interested in contacting me, I'm on LinkedIn, reach out and say hi; I'd love to have a conversation.”Keith Johns  [/spp-transcript]   Connect with Keith Johns https://www.linkedin.com/in/keithjohns/ (LinkedIn) Andrew's bookshttps://amzn.to/3qrfHjX (How to Start Building Your Wealth Investing in the Stock Market) https://amzn.to/2PDApAo (My Worst Investment Ever) https://amzn.to/3v6ip1Y (9 Valuation Mistakes and How to Avoid Them) https://amzn.to/3emBO8M (Transform Your Business with Dr.Deming's 14 Points) Andrew's online programshttps://valuationmasterclass.com/ (Valuation Master Class) https://astotz.kartra.com/page/become-a-better-investor-community (The Become a Better Investor Community) https://academy.astotz.com/courses/how-to-start-building-your-wealth-investing-in-the-stock-market (How to Start Building Your Wealth Investing in the Stock Market) https://academy.astotz.com/courses/finance-made-ridiculously-simple (Finance Made Ridiculously Simple) https://academy.astotz.com/courses/best-business-book-club (Best Business Book Club) https://academy.astotz.com/courses/gp (Become a Great Presenter and Increase Your Influence) https://academy.astotz.com/courses/transformyourbusiness (Transform...

My Worst Investment Ever Podcast
Nick Karadza – Learn How to Identify and Solve Problems

My Worst Investment Ever Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2022 23:20


BIO: Nick Karadza and his brother Tom quit their jobs in the software industry to start Rock Star Real Estate. The company has over 60 people and works with thousands of clients who have purchased billions of dollars in income property across Ontario. STORY: Nick bought his first fixer-upper property when he was 21. What he thought would be a quick-fixing job turned out to be much more work than he had anticipated. After much hard work, he sold the property and made a negligible profit. LEARNING: Understand the real estate market before you invest in it.   “Whoever handles the most crap wins.”Nick Karadza  Guest profileNick Karadza was buying rental properties around the Greater Toronto Area. He couldn't find anyone to help him find the data he needed to make educated decisions about local investment property. Together with his brother Tom, they quit their jobs in the software industry to start http://www.rockstarbrokerage.com/meet-the-team/ (Rock Star Real Estate). What began as two brothers working out of a closet with zero clients has turned into a team of over 60 people, working with thousands of clients, who have now purchased billions of dollars in income property all across Ontario. They have authored https://rockstarinnercircle.com/books/ (three books), host a growing https://rockstarinnercircle.com/podcast/ (podcast), and run an educational membership program with over 1,000 clients, and 22 different instructors lead classes. The entire purpose of Rock Star Real Estate is to help Canadians build and buy assets that will help them live life on their own terms. Worst investment everNick bought his first property when he was 21. He believed it would be a straightforward process where he'd buy the property, fix it, sell and make his money. Well, it was a lot more work than Nick had anticipated. He was working full-time at the time, so he had to wake up early in the morning and work late at night fixing the property. Nick put in long hours fixing the property and then sold it and made a profit of $4,000. The overall return investment was negligible for the amount of work and time Nick put into that property. Lessons learnedHave a great understanding of the real estate market segments before you start investing. You'll have bigger opportunities if you stop worrying about the little stuff and level yourself up to more significant problems. Hands-on investment experience allows you to grow as a person, and the skills you gain open new doors for you. People want to grow their network with people that can identify and solve problems. Andrew's takeawaysYou'll find many opportunities when you learn to identify problems and solve them. Actionable adviceLook for more information to get a little bit more of an understanding before you get into real estate. Nick's recommended resourcesGrab Nick's https://rockstarinnercircle.com/books/ (free books) that cover Canadian real estate. No.1 goal for the next 12 monthsNick's number one goal for the next 12 months is to find bigger problems, turn them into opportunities and see where that takes his company. Parting words  “Andrew, I think what you're doing is great, and if anyone's listening, opportunities are always out there. Just go grab them.”Nick Karadza  [spp-transcript]   Connect with Nick Karadzahttps://www.facebook.com/RockStarInnerCircle/ (Facebook) https://rockstarinnercircle.com/podcast/ (Podcast) https://www.youtube.com/user/rockstarinnercircle (YouTube) https://rockstarinnercircle.com/ (Website) https://rockstarinnercircle.com/books/ (Books) Andrew's bookshttps://amzn.to/3qrfHjX (How to Start Building Your Wealth Investing in the Stock Market) https://amzn.to/2PDApAo (My Worst Investment Ever) https://amzn.to/3v6ip1Y (9 Valuation Mistakes and How to Avoid Them) https://amzn.to/3emBO8M (Transform Your Business with Dr.Deming's 14 Points) Andrew's online programshttps://valuationmasterclass.com/ (Valuation Master

My Worst Investment Ever Podcast
Miguel Rodriguez – Protect Your IP Before Pitching Your Idea

My Worst Investment Ever Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 22:33


BIO: Miguel Rodriguez is the CEO of the US Presidential Service Center. He has retired from an outstanding US government career and is currently a facilitator with the George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management Program. STORY: Miguel was actively involved in developing government contracting with companies. Some of these companies would take his ideas and start side projects without his knowledge. This led him to learn the importance of protecting his intellectual properties the hard way. LEARNING: Always have an NDA with you before pitching your ideas. Get compensated for your intellectual property.   “Protect your intellectual property right from day one when entering any business transaction.”Miguel Rodriguez  Guest profilehttps://www.linkedin.com/in/miguel-rodriguez-ph-d-23b2a933/ (Miguel Rodriguez) is the CEO of the https://theinnofthepatriots.com/the-uspsc (US Presidential Service Center). He has retired from an outstanding US government career and is currently with the https://www.gwu.edu/ (George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management Program) as a facilitator. Worst investment everMiguel was actively involved in developing government contracting with companies. He didn't realize for a very long time that in the course of this consulting, he was exposing his intellectual properties to the companies he was working with. Some of these companies would take his ideas and start their own projects on the side without acknowledging Miguel as the owner of these ideas. It wasn't until he learned just how much he was losing that Miguel started copywriting his intellectual properties. Lessons learnedWhenever you engage in any business discussion where you're presenting your ideas or works, ensure everyone involved signs an NDA that protects intellectual property from going beyond that discussion. If there's a need for anyone to own your intellectual property, ensure that you receive a monetary return from that. Andrew's takeawaysBe careful when bidding for a massive project. Don't let the excitement make you do anything to get it because you may lose something in the process and still not land the project. Actionable adviceProtect your intellectual property right from day one when entering any business transaction. Before you give your pitch, let everyone know your deliverables and how you expect to be paid. No.1 goal for the next 12 monthsMiguel's number one goal for the next 12 months is to develop strong relationships with other companies worldwide that will work together to build jobs and address food shortages in Africa and Latin America. Parting words  “Don't be discouraged by failure because it's in failure that we learn. So take that failure and keep moving forward.”Miguel Rodriguez  [spp-transcript]   Connect with Miguel Rodriguez https://www.linkedin.com/in/miguel-rodriguez-ph-d-23b2a933/ (LinkedIn) https://theinnofthepatriots.com/the-uspsc (Website) Andrew's bookshttps://amzn.to/3qrfHjX (How to Start Building Your Wealth Investing in the Stock Market) https://amzn.to/2PDApAo (My Worst Investment Ever) https://amzn.to/3v6ip1Y (9 Valuation Mistakes and How to Avoid Them) https://amzn.to/3emBO8M (Transform Your Business with Dr.Deming's 14 Points) Andrew's online programshttps://valuationmasterclass.com/ (Valuation Master Class) https://astotz.kartra.com/page/become-a-better-investor-community (The Become a Better Investor Community) https://academy.astotz.com/courses/how-to-start-building-your-wealth-investing-in-the-stock-market (How to Start Building Your Wealth Investing in the Stock Market) https://academy.astotz.com/courses/finance-made-ridiculously-simple (Finance Made Ridiculously Simple) https://academy.astotz.com/courses/best-business-book-club (Best Business Book Club) https://academy.astotz.com/courses/gp (Become a Great Presenter and Increase Your Influence)...

The Lien Zone Podcast: A Podcast About Construction Law, Contracts, Liens and Bonds
Top 3 Common Lien Release Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

The Lien Zone Podcast: A Podcast About Construction Law, Contracts, Liens and Bonds

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 20:22


We have seen a lot of mistakes folks make when it comes to issuing lien releases. In this podcast, we are going to discuss the three most common lien release issues and how you should approach each. Don't skip this episode we'll explain why these are mistakes you can't afford to make. Make sure to … + Read More The post Top 3 Common Lien Release Mistakes and How to Avoid Them appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.

My Worst Investment Ever Podcast
Sahil Vaidya – Wear an Attitude of Gratitude

My Worst Investment Ever Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 24:24


BIO: Sahil Vaidya co-founded The Minimalist in 2015, one of India's fastest-growing creative solutions companies. In 2019, Sahil was featured in the Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia list. STORY: Sahil's worst investment was investing too much time chasing dopamine hits. LEARNING: Incorporate gratitude in your life. Don't be fooled by the shiny object syndrome.   “Gratitude is really underrated.”Sahil Vaidya Guest profilehttps://www.linkedin.com/in/sahil-vaidya-59592043/ (Sahil Vaidya) is the co-founder of https://www.theminimalist.in/ (The Minimalist), one of India's fastest-growing creative solutions companies. An engineering graduate from IIT Bombay, Sahil co-founded the company during his final year in 2015. Marshaling a crew of over 170+ creative minds, Sahil wakes up every day with a single-minded focus: to turn The Minimalist into India's most inventive company in the creative business. In 2019, Sahil was featured in the prestigious Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia list. He has also been the driving force behind the company's growth, which resulted in The Minimalist being featured in LinkedIn India's Top 25 Startups List (2018). In 2021, Sahil and Chirag launched their book https://amzn.to/3BeIEav (Think Like The Minimalist), which is a short read on their unique IP of Minimalist Thinking. Filled with detailed techniques, examples, and anecdotes, the book is a potent tool for design, marketing, and branding students, practitioners as well as leaders to master the art and science of thought-provoking design. Worst investment everSahil's worst investment was investing too much time chasing dopamine hits. When he started his business, it was an instant success. He received a lot of accolades, awards, and recognition. Sahil thoroughly enjoyed that attention and high. He desired to cultivate a bigger external image. Sahil started chasing things like better looks, more fame, better relationships, and a much bigger company. It took a lot of time for Sahil to realize that the stuff he was after wasn't really important. Lessons learnedIncorporate gratitude in your life. Write down a list of all the things you're grateful for every day. That external high you're chasing will never be enough, so pursue meaningful things. Andrew's takeawaysDon't be fooled by the shiny object syndrome. Follow one course until successful. PR doesn't generate revenue. Go over your financial statements monthly. Wear an attitude of gratitude. Actionable adviceStart meditating as soon as possible. No.1 goal for the next 12 monthsSahil's number one goal for the next 12 months is to do a lot of inventive work for his clients so that his company is known as the company that does unique, unconventional, innovative work. Parting words  “It's been a fantastic opportunity to be a guest here. I hope the audience constantly incorporates the learnings they get from these sessions and become better versions of themselves.”Sahil Vaidya  [spp-transcript]   Connect with Sahil Vaidya https://www.linkedin.com/in/sahil-vaidya-59592043/ (LinkedIn) https://twitter.com/SahilV93 (Twitter) https://www.theminimalist.in/ (Website) https://amzn.to/3BeIEav (Book) Andrew's bookshttps://amzn.to/3qrfHjX (How to Start Building Your Wealth Investing in the Stock Market) https://amzn.to/2PDApAo (My Worst Investment Ever) https://amzn.to/3v6ip1Y (9 Valuation Mistakes and How to Avoid Them) https://amzn.to/3emBO8M (Transform Your Business with Dr.Deming's 14 Points) Andrew's online programshttps://valuationmasterclass.com/ (Valuation Master Class) https://astotz.kartra.com/page/become-a-better-investor-community (The Become a Better Investor Community) https://academy.astotz.com/courses/how-to-start-building-your-wealth-investing-in-the-stock-market (How to Start Building Your Wealth Investing in the Stock Market) https://academy.astotz.com/courses/finance-made-ridiculously-simple (Finance Made Ridiculously Simple)...

High Impact Leaders
Top 10 Small Business Lead Generation Mistakes Part 1 of 2

High Impact Leaders

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2022 13:10


Small Businesses are always looking for new lead generation ideas. But many of the things that entrepreneurs do before they even make their first cold call or before they attend their first business card exchange practically ensure that they actually fail in the Lead Generation department.In this episode, I'm going to give you my top 10 mistakes that small businesses make when trying to find new customers. In addition, I'm going to give you a couple of simple solutions to each. Just follow this guide, and customers will actually come to you!The internet is a great equalizer for small businesses. However, you have to make it easy for people who are looking for your products or services to find you on the internet. Search engine optimization (SEO) should be your top priority as a small business owner. You have to make it easy for people to find your website when they search Google. All it takes is a bit of research and learning.The keywords and phrases you use on your website are vital. When you design your content, you have to focus on what your customer wants. For instance, instead of writing content about being the best endodontist, write about straightening teenage teeth. If you create informative content, Google will send people to your website.Google picks top websites based on the frequency of people clicking on and staying on certain sites. It's almost like a beauty pageant judge. Your pages are ranked based on how often they are picked to determine your rank. That rank determines your “findability.”One of the easiest ways to rank better is by starting to post your knowledge. Share with the world what makes you an expert! Write some blog posts. Spread free knowledge. If it's worth buying or saves people time, they'll investigate your company further. The more you share, the more people see you on social media platforms and learn about you. The more they learn, the more they're likely to become qualified leads and soon-to-be customers. If your content is worthwhile, your customer base will seek out more. Give them a web form to offer their contact information. *DING!* Built-in leads!Show Notes: Top Ten Small Business Lead Generation Mistakes that Entrepreneurs Make (and How to Avoid Them)(https://www.leadersinstitute.com/top-ten-small-business-lead-generation-mistakes/)

My Worst Investment Ever Podcast
Tony Whatley – Just Walk Away

My Worst Investment Ever Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 4, 2022 29:19


BIO: Tony Whatley is an entrepreneur, business mentor, best-selling author, podcast host, and speaker. STORY: An unplanned pregnancy saw Tony stay in a bad relationship that worsened daily and threw him into depression. LEARNING: Don't be afraid to walk away from a bad situation. Always know your self-worth.   “Walking away is probably the hardest decision you'll make. But it's also probably the best decision.”Tony Whatley Guest profilehttps://www.linkedin.com/in/tonywhatley/ (Tony Whatley) is an entrepreneur, business mentor, best-selling author, podcast host, and speaker. He is best known as Co-Founder of LS1Tech, an online automotive community that grew into the largest of its kind. This website grew to over 300,000 registered members and was later sold for millions in only 5 years. Amazingly… it was just his part-time business! Tony shares his mindset and business strategies within his book, https://amzn.to/3Beil5j (Sidehustle Millionaire). He also teaches entrepreneurs how to start, scale, and sell their businesses within his podcast and consulting brand https://365driven.com/podcast/ (365 Driven). Worst investment everTwo years out of college, Tony was working an entry-level engineering job. He decided to move closer to downtown Houston and just do what single dudes do—party and live the youth of their 20s. Tony met a woman during all the partying, and an unplanned pregnancy happened. They decided the right thing to do was to keep and raise the child together. Tony had an apartment lease that he couldn't break, so he moved in with the woman and paid both rents. Soon enough, the two realized they weren't meant to be in a relationship. The connection just wasn't there. But they just stuck it out because they didn't want to disappoint their parents. In no time, Tony started to spiral down and got into a depressive state, but he hung around for another six months after his son was born. The relationship kept getting toxic, and finally, one of the arguments escalated to the point where she told Tony to leave. He took that as a sign, packed up what little he had, got the cheapest place he could afford, and restarted his life. Lessons learnedKnow your self-worth. Never be afraid to walk away from a bad relationship. Don't let the fear of being judged keep you in a bad relationship. Andrew's takeawaysStop escalating your problems. Just walk away because the situation just gets worse. Be a role model to your kids. Actionable adviceIf you're going to get in a relationship with somebody, ask yourself if this person will bring you energy or if they'll just rob your energy. Tony's recommended resourcesListen to Tony's https://365driven.com/podcast/ (The 365 Driven Podcast), which features successful people doing incredible things worldwide. The guests share advice, strategies, and tips on how to improve your life daily. No.1 goal for the next 12 monthsTony's number one goal for the next 12 months is to finish writing his second book—a philosophical guide to living and excelling. Parting words  “No matter how bad you think your situation is, focus on the things that are actually within your control, and release the stress and anxiety around things that are beyond your control because those are going to happen either way.”Tony Whatley  [spp-transcript]   Connect with Tony Whatleyhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/tonywhatley/ (LinkedIn) https://www.instagram.com/365driven/ (Instagram) https://www.facebook.com/tony.whatley.1 (Facebook) https://365driven.com/ (Website) https://amzn.to/3Beil5j (Book) https://365driven.com/podcast/ (Podcast) Andrew's bookshttps://amzn.to/3qrfHjX (How to Start Building Your Wealth Investing in the Stock Market) https://amzn.to/2PDApAo (My Worst Investment Ever) https://amzn.to/3v6ip1Y (9 Valuation Mistakes and How to Avoid Them) https://amzn.to/3emBO8M (Transform Your Business with Dr.Deming's 14 Points) Andrew's online...

Ever Better Podcast | Inspiring Stories | Motivating | Transition with Grace | Fulfillment | Wisdom

I invite you to attend my free webinar: 10 Leadership Limiters and How to Avoid Them.  It takes place on September 16, at noon EST. Register now at www.everbetteru.com/webinar.  ++++++++++++++++++++ This is the final episode of Ever Better Today, Season Two!  I'll be back at some point in the future so stay tuned!  ++++++++++++++++++++ It's Coach Question Friday when I ask a question that I often ask clients!  For the final episode of Ever Better Today, I'd like you to consider how you can share your ideas more widely. How can you reach more people? How can you have a greater impact?  ----------------------------------------------- Welcome to Ever Better Today: the daily podcast for creating your optimal business, career, or overall life in ten minutes or less. I'm Lisa Conners Vogt, Executive and Leadership Coach and founder of Ever Better Coaching and Consulting. Let's jump in! ---------------------------------------------- How can you share your ideas more broadly? Set your goals. Who do you want to reach and why?  When I set out to produce Ever Better Today, Season Two, I said that I was going to do 250 episodes. That was roughly one episode per weekday for a year. My main goals were to become more comfortable with creating ideas, articulating, and sharing them. I knew that this would help me to document my body of work and identify patterns that I could focus on moving forward. Before I knew it, I had reached 100 episodes and I recognized that I had achieved my goals. Creating another 150 episodes wouldn't help me move the needle on achieving my main goals. So I'm turning my attention to client work and other projects….at least for now!  But….I'll be back!What are your goals?   Identify key topics and themes. As I created daily podcasts, I narrowed down my topics to leadership and related tactics and tools. What are you key topics and themes? It's totally normal for your topics and themes to evolve! But they can't evolve until you get started.  Identify a platform to share your ideas. Think about how you can share your ideas. Try podcasting, blogs, creating workshops, webinars, seminars, or being a guest on podcasts. If you try something and it's not working for you, it's totally fine to try something else! What platform seems most natural for you? Remember, it all takes practice! Have a team to support you. On my end, I have a wonderful editor named Ryan Higgs and virtual assistant named Louisa to help me produce, publish and publicize each episode.Who's in your corner? How can you stretch yourself to get your ideas into the world?  ----------------------------------------------- To learn more about working with Ever Better, send me an email here or book a complimentary call with me here

Ever Better Podcast | Inspiring Stories | Motivating | Transition with Grace | Fulfillment | Wisdom

I invite you to attend my free webinar: 10 Leadership Limiters and How to Avoid Them.  It takes place on September 16, at noon EST. Register now at www.everbetteru.com/webinar.  +++++++++++++++++++++++ As you move up the ranks from an entry-level job to senior managerial positions, you have fewer peers to confide in. You'll need to create an evolving circle of confidantes. It may not be easy, but it's important to achieve. And when you do, it won't be lonely at the top.  ---------------------------------------------- Welcome to Ever Better Today: the daily podcast for creating your optimal business, career, or overall life in ten minutes or less. I'm Lisa Conners Vogt, Executive and Leadership Coach and founder of Ever Better Coaching and Consulting. Let's jump in! ---------------------------------------------- It doesn't have to be lonely at the top. Here are some tips:  Find a coach. Identify someone you trust to share your challenges and success with on a confidential basis. This relationshop can cover all aspects of your business, career, and overall life.  Surround yourself with people you can trust. Find your circle of advisors and people you can trust to share your challenges with. This should be a two-way relationship. They need to be able to rely on you just as you rely on them.  Speak at conferences. This will help you create more your connections and meet people who are also in senior roles. Put yourself in places where you'll be among peers.  Involve yourself in hobbies and activities. Build relationships with people who can become confidantes outside of work. As you pursue hobbies and activities that you enjoy, those relationships will evolve and you'll learn from each other.  ----------------------------------------------- To learn more about working with Ever Better, send me an email here or book a complimentary call with me here

Ever Better Podcast | Inspiring Stories | Motivating | Transition with Grace | Fulfillment | Wisdom

I invite you to attend my free webinar: 10 Leadership Limiters and How to Avoid Them.  It takes place on September 16, at noon EST. Register now at www.everbetteru.com/webinar.  ========================================== Leadership involves articulating your vision, creating alignment within your organization and driving execution. ----------------------------------------------- Welcome to Ever Better Today: the daily podcast for creating your optimal business, career, or overall life in ten minutes or less. I'm Lisa Conners Vogt, Executive and Leadership Coach and founder of Ever Better Coaching and Consulting. Let's jump in! ---------------------------------------------- The Work of Leaders DiSC Assessment identifies and describes your work style, and explains the benefits and opportunities for growth within the framework of vision, alignment, and execution.  Here are the three Work of Leaders elements: Vision, Alignment and Execution.  Vision is an imagined future condition for the organization or team. It expands assumptions about what can be accomplished. It unifies people and provides purpose.  How you craft your vision and how you communicate your vision is related to your DiSC style. You might prioritize details, or you might prioritize the big picture, you might be extremely bold, or you might focus on analysis.  Alignment involves gaining buy-in from the organization and your team. It takes a team to achieve a vision. Alignment sets the stage by proposing a plan for effective implementation, provides a forum for questions and concerns, brings people together behind the vision and it generates excitement.  If a team is aligned towards a vision and they understand the strategic plan and where they're going in the future, they're going to be much more resilient and less likely to jump ship when things get tough. Execution is how you turn vision into reality. Vision is achieved through tactics. Choose the right person for each position, consider resources, and finances for your organization.  Using OKRs - objectives and key results - or another form of metrics is important for managing execution. They provide team milestones and the opportunity to recognize and celebrate progress.  The work of leaders varies at different levels. CEOs should be focused on vision and alignment while delegating execution.  Middle managers should be focused on some vision and alignment with a greater emphasis on managing execution.   Entry level managers will primarily focus on execution and managing execution.  ----------------------------------------------- To learn more about DiSC Assessments and working with Ever Better, send me an email here or book a complimentary call with me here

My Worst Investment Ever Podcast
Marylen Ramos-Velasco – Strike a Balance Between Taking Care of Yourself and Others

My Worst Investment Ever Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2022 18:28


BIO: Marylen Ramos-Velasco is the Founder and CEO of Customized Training Solutions (CTS) Pte. Ltd. – “Asia's Most Trusted Customized Solutions Provider.” STORY: Marylen spent her life doing too much for people who didn't deserve her time and effort at the expense of her health. She started taking better care of herself and creating boundaries when she suffered several gastritis attacks. LEARNING: Strike a balance between taking care of yourself and others. Prioritize self-love and self-care. Always think about your value.   “Every one of us needs balance.”Marylen Ramos-Velasco  Guest profilehttps://www.linkedin.com/in/marylen-ramos-velasco/ (Marylen Ramos-Velasco) is the Founder and CEO of https://www.ctsolutionsglobal.com/ (Customized Training Solutions (CTS) Pte. Ltd). – “Asia's Most Trusted Customized Solutions Provider.” She has 15 years of experience in sales & marketing, customer service, events management, and operations in the hospitality industry. Since moving to Singapore, she has worked in event services focused on specialized training and summits. With her gift of leadership and strength in partnership to drive clarity and change, she is living her purpose to make life easier for others. Her solutions include but are not limited to training, coaching, and consulting for leaders and organizations. While she helps trainers, coaches, speakers, and consultants with personal branding, sales, and marketing services. Worst investment everMarylen's worst investment ever was doing too much for people who didn't deserve her time and effort. She also tended to forget about herself and was poor at setting boundaries, which caused her a lot of burnout, stress, and even depression. As a result, she suffered several gastritis attacks and had to get a hospital procedure done. This was when Marylen realized she had forgotten about self-love and self-care. She had failed to invest in her body and soul. Lessons learnedYou cannot serve from an empty vessel. So take time to replenish your spirit so that you're able to help others. Strike a balance between taking care of yourself and others. Prioritize self-love and self-care. Invest in the right people, and be sure to set boundaries. Andrew's takeawaysSelf-care means taking care of yourself first. Always think about your value. Always put money down when working with an accountability partner for motivation and accountability. Actionable adviceInvest in your mind, body, and soul. Marylen's recommended resourcesVisit https://www.ctsolutionsglobal.com/ (Customized Training Solutions) for various resources, including blogs, online resources, and upcoming programs to help you handle or create balance in your private and professional life. No.1 goal for the next 12 monthsMarylen's number one goal for the next 12 months is to create more win-win-win outcomes for herself, her clients, and partners through the work she does around education, empowerment, and inspiration. Parting words  “Investing in yourself is the best investment you can ever make in your life. And continue to live with passion and purpose.”Marylen Ramos-Velasco  [spp-transcript]   Connect with Marylen Ramos-Velascohttps://www.linkedin.com/in/marylen-ramos-velasco/ (LinkedIn) https://twitter.com/MarylenRVelasco (Twitter) https://www.facebook.com/marylen.m.ramos (Facebook) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQP7oVbRYg7W-c-8mSvWIKQ (YouTube) https://www.ctsolutionsglobal.com/ (Website) Andrew's bookshttps://amzn.to/3qrfHjX (How to Start Building Your Wealth Investing in the Stock Market) https://amzn.to/2PDApAo (My Worst Investment Ever) https://amzn.to/3v6ip1Y (9 Valuation Mistakes and How to Avoid Them) https://amzn.to/3emBO8M (Transform Your Business with Dr.Deming's 14 Points) Andrew's online programshttps://valuationmasterclass.com/ (Valuation Master Class) https://astotz.kartra.com/page/become-a-better-investor-community (The Become a Better Investor...

Ever Better Podcast | Inspiring Stories | Motivating | Transition with Grace | Fulfillment | Wisdom

I invite you to attend my free webinar: 10 Leadership Limiters and How to Avoid Them.  It takes place on September 16, at noon EST. Register now at www.everbetteru.com/webinar.  ----------------------------------------------- Do you sometimes act as if you are not qualified for a role even though you know you are? Do you downplay your ideas and accomplishments so that others won't feel threatened? If so, you are acting like an "intentional imposter."  ----------------------------------------------- Welcome to Ever Better Today: the daily podcast for creating your optimal business, career, or overall life in ten minutes or less. I'm Lisa Conners Vogt, Executive and Leadership Coach and founder of Ever Better Coaching and Consulting. Let's jump in! ---------------------------------------------- Why would anyone be an intentional imposter?  Avoiding Conflict We've all seen examples of women who confidently speak their truth and face a firestorm of criticism because of it. Maybe you've witnessed this or even experienced it yourself. This can cause individuals to play smaller.  Consider Dr. Christine Blasey Ford who was harassed, ridiculed, and experienced death threats because she shared her experience of being assaulted by Brett Kavanaugh in high school.  Avoiding the Spotlight Sometimes being in the spotlight can result in public shaming and people speaking out against an individual whom they don't know. This very real experience of trolling can cause individuals to avoid the spotlight so that they can continue to live their lives as they have been. Unfortunately, they may not be living and speaking their authentic truth and they are not making a difference in the world as they might.  Consider what happened when Dr. Brene Brown gave a TEDx talk in 2010 that becamse wildly popular. Word of her research and her relatable explanations of shame became widely quoted - and the trolls came for her online. She openly discusses how hurtful and potentially damaging the barrage of negative comments about her looks and her work could have been. She discusses this in her Netflix special, The Call to Courage. Avoiding Responsibility: Which May Reveal Symptoms of Imposter Syndrome  Sharing your ideas in a meeting or public forum can result in being assigned with leading a task force or taking on a special assignment. This can be great for your career. But it can also be one more responsibility for which you won't receive additional compensation. It may also put you into a role for which you don't feel qualified. This can cause imposter syndrome to reveal itself. Listen to Ever Better Today Episode 104 to learn more about Imposter Syndrome.  How to break the cycle of intentional impostering. Take steps to stop intentional impostering little by little.  Practice sharing your authentic ideas a bit more every day. When you do this regularly, people will get used to hearing from you and expect it. You'll create the understanding and expectation that you have valuable ideas and qualifications.  Expect to be invited in as a leader. And if you're not, remember what Shirley Chisholm said: “If they don't give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.”  ----------------------------------------------- To learn more about working with Ever Better, send me an email here or book a complimentary call with me here

Ever Better Podcast | Inspiring Stories | Motivating | Transition with Grace | Fulfillment | Wisdom

I invite you to attend my free webinar: 10 Leadership Limiters and How to Avoid Them.  It takes place on September 16, at noon EST. Register now at www.everbetteru.com/webinar.  ----------------------------------------------- If you feel like you're not qualified for the role you're in and you're going to be discovered…you may have imposter syndrome. Even if you don't, chances are that someone you know or work with does. ----------------------------------------------- Welcome to Ever Better Today: the daily podcast for creating your optimal business, career, or overall life in ten minutes or less. I'm Lisa Conners Vogt, Executive and Leadership Coach and founder of Ever Better Coaching and Consulting. Let's jump in! ---------------------------------------------- Imposter syndrome is the feeling that you are not qualified to be in your current role, and that you are going to be found out and humiliated. What drives feelings of Imposter Syndrome?  1. Comparison  Comparison is addiction to failure. Comparison also drives imposter syndrome.  Imagine you're a CEO who's struggling with a challenge and you compare yourself to another CEO who handled a similar situation gracefully. You may judge yourself harshly in comparison and conclude that you aren't qualified. In reality, every CEO struggles with challenges and no two CEOs have the same qualifications.  Rather than comparing yourself to someone else, think about the valuable skills and experiences you bring to your role. In addition, seek a different perspective from people around you like your leadership team, coaches, and someone who knows your capabilities and will provide honest feedback.  2. Lack of Practice and Negative Feedback Individuals are often afraid of speaking up in meetings or sharing their ideas in other forums because when they've done this in the past they've been discouraged, laughed at, or had their ideas hijacked. They may feel that they are jeopardizing their job if they share an idea that isn't accepted by others. Overcoming this belief takes practice.  To elevate your voice, you need to practice saying your idea authentically while making eye contact with key people in the room. And if someone takes your idea and presents it as their own, call them out with a direct and matter-of-fact statement.  3. Reinforcement of Inconsistent Qualification Requirements  Women and people of color are often judged to be lacking in qualifications for roles even when their academic and business successes exceed those they are being judged against. This can lead individuals to start believing that they are truly not qualified and that they have to work twice as hard to gain the respect of their colleagues.  Address feelings of inadequate qualifications with your support system and with reminders of all you've accomplished.   ----------------------------------------------- To learn more about working with Ever Better, send me an email here or book a complimentary call with me here

My Worst Investment Ever Podcast
Eric Sim – Find a Buyer First Before You Buy Property

My Worst Investment Ever Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2022 22:22


BIO: Eric Sim is the author of Small Actions: Leading Your Career To Big Success, giving 66 actionable tips to help one achieve career success. STORY: Eric bought a condo with the hopes of selling it at a higher price. Unfortunately, the government changed, affecting the demand for condos. Eric is yet to sell the property or rent it for income. LEARNING: Don't let your past successes blind you when investing. Identify your buyer before you even buy that real estate.   “Never expect 100% of your investments to make money. Sometimes you lose, sometimes you win.”Eric Sim  Guest profilehttps://www.linkedin.com/in/simeric/ (Eric Sim) is the author of https://amzn.to/3dO0EQO (Small Actions: Leading Your Career To Big Success), giving 66 actionable tips to help one achieve career success. He is a successful banker, having worked with Citi in Singapore, Shanghai, and Hong Kong before joining UBS Investment Bank as a managing director. Worst investment everEric bought a massive piece of property north of Singapore. It was a 2,400-square foot home. It did well because demand was high. One year later, Eric decided to buy another property. The prices had gone up this time, and he paid a lot more for the second property. There had been plans to construct a high-speed rail from Singapore to Malaysia. This saw properties in Malaysia increase in demand. About three years later, the Malaysian government changed. The new government put the high-speed rail plans on hold. This saw property prices drop due to low demand and high supply. Eric tried to sell his property but couldn't as there was no demand. He wanted to rent it out, but it was just not worth it because prepping the property to rent it out would cost 1-2 years of rental income. He is still holding onto the property. Lessons learnedDon't let your past successes blind you when investing. Before you buy property, seriously think about the demand. Who will buy that property when you want to sell it one or two years later? Never expect 100% of your investments to make money. Sometimes you lose, sometimes you win, so don't be too hard on yourself. Don't let one lousy investment ruin your life. Andrew's takeawaysSometimes investing in condos can be a trap where you just get into it because you're excited and then get stuck in it because nobody will buy it. Identify your buyer before you even buy that real estate property. Actionable adviceDo your due diligence and make the correct type of comparison. List down the facts and be your own devil's advocate. Eric's recommended resourcesRead the https://amzn.to/3dO0EQO (Small Actions: Leading Your Career To Big Success) for 66 actionable tips to help you supercharge your career. No.1 goal for the next 12 monthsEric's number one goal for the next 12 months is to use his money to create impact and to live a meaningful life. Parting words  “Think big. Start small. Act now.”Eric Sim  [spp-transcript]   Connect with Eric Sim https://www.linkedin.com/in/simeric/ (LinkedIn) https://amzn.to/3dO0EQO (Book) Andrew's bookshttps://amzn.to/3qrfHjX (How to Start Building Your Wealth Investing in the Stock Market) https://amzn.to/2PDApAo (My Worst Investment Ever) https://amzn.to/3v6ip1Y (9 Valuation Mistakes and How to Avoid Them) https://amzn.to/3emBO8M (Transform Your Business with Dr.Deming's 14 Points) Andrew's online programshttps://valuationmasterclass.com/ (Valuation Master Class) https://astotz.kartra.com/page/become-a-better-investor-community (The Become a Better Investor Community) https://academy.astotz.com/courses/how-to-start-building-your-wealth-investing-in-the-stock-market (How to Start Building Your Wealth Investing in the Stock Market) https://academy.astotz.com/courses/finance-made-ridiculously-simple (Finance Made Ridiculously Simple) https://academy.astotz.com/courses/best-business-book-club (Best Business Book Club) https://academy.astotz.com/courses/gp (Become a Great

The Thoughtful Leader Podcast
#182: Are These Helpful Actions *Hurting* Your Team?

The Thoughtful Leader Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2022 10:08


It's nice to be a helpful leader, rather than being an obstacle or causing your team to do more work “managing” you. However, all that helpfulness can go too far if we're not careful. Many good people leaders are motivated by supporting their people, so it's easy to fall into the helpfulness trap. In this episode, I take a look at three seemingly helpful actions that may actually be hurting your team. Apply For Your Complimentary Coaching Session I invite you to a complimentary Discovery Coaching Session, where we will: Get clear on your most important goals and what is most important to you Identify blockers and limiting beliefs that are holding you back; and Develop key actions you can take to move forward and make progress. You will leave the Discovery Coaching Session with a sense of clarity, purpose and practical steps to move you forward. There is no obligation to pursue further coaching after this session - but many people do!  >>> Click here to apply for your complimentary coaching session.  Like the Show? Leave a Review On Apple Podcasts ✅

The Growth Equation Podcast
Part One: Today’s Media Landscape and How it Changes All of Us (The Pitfalls of Audience Capture, And How to Avoid Them)

The Growth Equation Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 32:24


Brad and Steve discuss how “audience capture” works both ways: you don't only capture an audience but an audience also captures you. While this is certainly true for folks with leadership roles or public personas, it is true for all of us, and increasingly so in an internet age where it is easier than ever… The post Part One: Today's Media Landscape and How it Changes All of Us (The Pitfalls of Audience Capture, And How to Avoid Them) appeared first on The Growth Equation.

Church Life Today
The Atmosphere of Narnia, with Michael Ward

Church Life Today

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 31:01


Fr. Michael Ward is a member of the Faculty of Theology and Religion at the University of Oxford. He is the author or editor of several books, including Heresies and How to Avoid Them, The Cambridge Companion to C. S. Lewis, and After Humanity: A Guide to C. S. Lewis' ‘Abolition of Man'. But it was another one of his books that Walter Hooper, the esteemed literary advisor to the Estate of C. S. Lewis, lauded as “unsurpassed in showing a comprehensive knowledge of and depth of insight into C. S. Lewis' works.” That book is the groundbreaking and persuasive Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C. S. Lewis. Fr. Ward brought his world-class expertise on the works of C. S. Lewis to a new volume recently released from Ignatius Press, for which I myself happened to serve as editor. This book is The Chronicles of Transformation: A Spiritual Journey with C. S. Lewis. In the book we take Narnia seriously as a place where the choices and actions, the desires and dispositions of children affect their own destinies and the fate of the world. It is a place where children learn what it means to grow in maturity, to become responsible and develop character. But it is also a place where adults can always start over in relearning what is all too quickly forgotten, for the sake of their own moral and spiritual transformation. For his part, Fr. Ward authored the chapter on Lewis's Prince Caspian. In his chapter, Fr. Ward helps us to get acquainted with and be delighted by what it feels like to live inside a chivalric tradition. We first recorded this episode a few years ago when Fr. Ward visited Notre Dame to give a lecture on Prince Caspian. Our conversation moves broadly across and deeply into the imagination of C. S. Lewis. As for me, I'm Leonard DeLorenzo, this is Church Life Today, a production of the McGrath Institute for Church Life. I'm glad you're here.

My Worst Investment Ever Podcast
Mark Graban – Don't Shame Yourself for Your Differences

My Worst Investment Ever Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 30:34


BIO: Mark Graban is an author, speaker, consultant, and podcaster. His podcasts include Lean Blog Interviews, Habitual Excellence, and My Favorite Mistake. He's also affiliated with the technology company KaiNexus and the healthcare advisory firm Value Capture. STORY: Two of Mark's worst investments were investing $4,000 in a company he knew nothing about and living in denial about his ADHD diagnosis for over 20 years. LEARNING: Be careful when choosing individual stocks. Don't be in denial about things. You're beautiful as you are.   “If you think you might have a problem, you probably have a problem. It's worth talking to a professional to get help.”Mark Graban  Guest profilehttps://www.linkedin.com/in/mgraban/ (Mark Graban) is an author, speaker, consultant, and podcaster. His podcasts include https://www.leanblog.org/category/podcast-interviews/ (Lean Blog Interviews), https://www.valuecapturellc.com/thought-leadership/our-podcast-habitual-excellence/ (Habitual Excellence), and https://www.markgraban.com/my-favorite-mistake-reflections-from-business-leaders-podcast/ (My Favorite Mistake). He's also affiliated with the technology company https://www.kainexus.com/ (KaiNexus) and the healthcare advisory firm https://www.valuecapturellc.com/ (Value Capture). His books include his most recent, titled https://www.measuresofsuccessbook.com/ (Measures of Success: React Less, Lead Better, Improve More). He has a BS in industrial engineering from Northwestern University and an MS and an MBA from MIT. His website with all of his books, podcasts, and more is https://www.markgraban.com/ (MarkGraban.com). Worst investment everIn early 2000, Mark was trying to get started with a retirement account when a colleague told him about a stock they had invested in. The colleague raved about how the stock had skyrocketed, making them a lot of money. The company was called Commerce One. Mark didn't know anything about it and didn't do any research. He just took his colleague's advice and invested $4,000. Before long, the value fell by about 50%. Another one of Mark's worst investments is living in denial about his ADHD diagnosis. He has struggled with attentiveness, especially at work in meetings and conferences. He would often blame and shame himself for not paying attention. He regrets not doing something about it 20 years ago. Lessons learnedBe careful when choosing individual stocks. Let professionals do it for you through diversified mutual funds or index funds. Don't be in denial about things. Don't shame yourself for your differences. Andrew's takeawaysIf you're struggling with anything, don't be afraid to talk about it. You're beautiful as you are. No.1 goal for the next 12 monthsMark's number one goal for the next 12 months is to write a book based on the lessons from the https://www.markgraban.com/my-favorite-mistake-reflections-from-business-leaders-podcast/ (My Favorite Mistake) podcast series. Parting words  “Embrace the idea of transparency and openness when you've made a mistake at work.”Mark Graban  [spp-transcript]   Connect with Mark Graban https://www.linkedin.com/in/mgraban/ (LinkedIn) https://www.facebook.com/mark.graban (Facebook) https://twitter.com/markgraban (Twitter) https://www.instagram.com/mgraban/ (Instagram) https://www.youtube.com/user/mgraban (YouTube) https://www.markgraban.com/my-favorite-mistake-reflections-from-business-leaders-podcast/ (Podcast) https://www.markgraban.com/ (Website) https://www.measuresofsuccessbook.com/ (Book) Andrew's bookshttps://amzn.to/3qrfHjX (How to Start Building Your Wealth Investing in the Stock Market) https://amzn.to/2PDApAo (My Worst Investment Ever) https://amzn.to/3v6ip1Y (9 Valuation Mistakes and How to Avoid Them) https://amzn.to/3emBO8M (Transform Your Business with Dr.Deming's 14 Points) Andrew's online programshttps://valuationmasterclass.com/ (Valuation Master Class)...

IT Visionaries
What Venture Capitalists Are Looking For in ‘NextGen' Innovation With Thomas Krane, Managing Director, Insight Partners

IT Visionaries

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 40:17


Shy of having a crystal ball to predict the future, venture capitalists have to rely on other skills to determine what companies to fund. With a decade of experience, Insight Partners Managing Director Thomas Krane knows how to spot innovative startups that are bringing a significant value-add to the market. Just as importantly, he's also looking for CEOs that understand the market value and how to make their product profitable. Learn more about the next generation of software VC!Tune in to learn:About How Insight Partners has grown in the last decade (08:43)Where the best innovation are in new startups for security, DevOps, or automation (15:09) How 10x is the standard improvement rate for NextGen Cybersecurity development (22:06)What factor is enabling the break-neck speed of tech innovation (28:22)About Thomas' career hop from the astronomy lab to venture capital (34:14)Where Thomas looks to find the next big thing to invest in (39:40)Mentions:“The Biggest Mistakes Companies Make With Cybersecurity—and How to Avoid Them” (article in The Wall Street Journal)Why Your Code is My Code with Sonatype's Derek Weeks (prior podcast episode of IT Visionaries)IT Visionaries is brought to you by Salesforce Platform. If you love the thought leadership on this podcast, Salesforce has even more meaty IT thoughts to chew on. Take your company to the next level with in-depth research and trends right in your inbox. Subscribe to a newsletter tailored to your role at Salesforce.com/newsletter.Mission.org is a media studio producing content for world-class clients. Learn more at mission.org.

My Worst Investment Ever Podcast
Gavin Wren – Invest Your Time in the Right People

My Worst Investment Ever Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 31, 2022 25:53


BIO: Gavin Wren is a founder, consultant, and content creator from London, helping the world learn more about food. His background in media has seen him photographing food around the world for the likes of National Geographic and writing in the national press. STORY: Gavin's worst investments have been the relationships he's put in a lot of effort and time to build, only to realize they weren't beneficial for him. LEARNING: Don't bend yourself out of shape for people. Learn to walk away from bad situations.   “Don't be a people pleaser. It doesn't get you anywhere.”Gavin Wren  Guest profilehttps://www.linkedin.com/in/gavin-wren/ (Gavin Wren) is a founder, consultant, and content creator from London, UK, helping the world learn more about food. His background in media has seen him photographing food around the world for the likes of National Geographic and writing in the national press. Today he helps organizations develop their strategy for the future of sustainable food whilst also creating content on TikTok, which reaches millions of people each month. He's the founder of three businesses and a non-profit but loves nothing more than good pizza or strong espresso. Worst investment everGavin's worst investment over the years has been investing in the wrong relationships. Spending months or years building relationships that weren't beneficial to him has been worse than losing money. According to Gavin, one can get over financial losses quickly. You'll be depressed for a few days or weeks, and then you get over it and move on. But the bad personal business relationships are pretty insidious, and you never quite recover from them. One instance Gavin recounts is this person with a lot of influence and power he badly wanted to work for. Gavin wanted to be part of their circle and work with them. He did everything he could, got close to the person, and started working with them. Gavin soon realized that there was a misalignment of values, and something just didn't sit right with him about this person. But Gavin kept pushing because he knew he wanted to be associated with that person. A year later, Gavin was stuck, intensely stressed, and always anxious. Eventually, he stopped working for that person, which was the biggest relief ever because he didn't get anything out of it. All he did was do a lot of work for very little money. Lessons learnedTrust your gut. If stress and anxiety arise around a person, question whether that relationship has a long-term benefit. Drop your ego and do the work that you want to do and that you enjoy. Not the work that you think someone else is going to enjoy. Don't bend yourself out of shape for people. Speak your mind and be honest. Andrew's takeawaysLearn to walk away from bad situations and just bite the bullet. Actionable adviceBefore forming bonds with people, ask questions to get more information and decide whether those are the right bonds. No.1 goal for the next 12 monthsGavin's number one goal for the next 12 months is to keep growing his TikTok account and find a way to start monetizing it. Parting words  “Just keep trying to help people and learn in the process.”Gavin Wren  [spp-transcript]   Connect with Gavin Wrenhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/gavin-wren/ (LinkedIn) https://twitter.com/GavinWren (Twitter) https://www.instagram.com/gavin.wren/ (Instagram) https://www.tiktok.com/@gavin.wren (TikTok) Andrew's bookshttps://amzn.to/3qrfHjX (How to Start Building Your Wealth Investing in the Stock Market) https://amzn.to/2PDApAo (My Worst Investment Ever) https://amzn.to/3v6ip1Y (9 Valuation Mistakes and How to Avoid Them) https://amzn.to/3emBO8M (Transform Your Business with Dr.Deming's 14 Points) Andrew's online programshttps://valuationmasterclass.com/ (Valuation Master Class) https://astotz.kartra.com/page/become-a-better-investor-community (The Become a Better Investor Community)...

The Rachel Cruze Show
Money Traps to Avoid So You Can Build Wealth

The Rachel Cruze Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2022 30:44 Very Popular


Is financial peace in your 30s even possible? Absolutely! In this episode, I'll show you how to face the fears that make most 30-somethings do stupid things with money. Plus, we'll talk about whether or not credit cards are offering you a false sense of security. You may be surprised to learn how much debt actually costs you.   Here's what's coming up: ·      5 Money Fears People Have in Their 30s (and How to Avoid Them) ·      This Is the True Cost of Debt ·      The Credit Card Traps Everyone Falls for but You Don't Have To   Helpful Resources: Christian Healthcare Ministries Financial Peace University EveryDollar                                                 Sponsors pay the producer of this show, The Lampo Group, LLC, advertising fees for mentioning their services or products during programming. Advertising fees are not based upon or otherwise tied to any product sale or business transacted between any consumer or sponsor. The following sponsors have paid for the programming you are viewing: Christian Healthcare Ministries.

Scale Your Sales Podcast
#147: Laura Valerio - Prioritize Strategic Goal When Implementing a Sales-Enablement Program

Scale Your Sales Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2022 29:54


In this week's episode of the Scale Your Sales podcast, I'm joined by Laura Valerio, a sales enablement expert who is more of a Jedi master than a mere expert. She discussed her experience as a senior sales leader, mentioning that she had worked in both the buyer's and seller's roles while also assisting organizations in the implementation of sales enablement programs. She also touched on diversity, her hopes for diverse teams, and the reasons why it is so crucial. One of Laura's three pillars, which she discussed, is basically about being focused on your consumer and using empathy to understand them as well as their future. When developing a sales enablement program, you should set objectives and concentrate on both your own and the customer's strategic goals. She is a committed, enthusiastic, results-driven sales leader with a wealth of sales expertise, and there is a lot packed into that. Laura Valerio has successfully led worldwide business sales enablement initiatives at companies including Expedia, Deliveroo, and Vodafone. She has expertise managing different sales teams internationally and was named the year's top enablement executive by Sales Enablement Pro in 2022. Welcome to Scale Your Sales Podcast Laura Valerio. Timestamps: 00:00 - Prioritize Strategic Goal When Implementing a Sales-Enablement Program 03:00 – The Pitfalls of Organizations & How to Avoid Them 08:10 – The Big Blocker of the Enablement Function 10:45 – Prioritize Providing a Consistent Experience For Customers 13:59 – How to Create A Great Customer Experience 15:00 – How Diversity Can Have Implications in Real Life 23:10 – Structuring a Clear and Repeatable Sales Process www.linkedin.com/in/lauravalerio1/ Janice B Gordon, the awarding-winning Customer Growth Expert and founder of Scale Your Sales Framework. She is by LinkedIn Sales 15 Innovating Sales Influencers to Follow 2021, the Top 50 Global Thought Leaders and Influencers on Customer Experience Nov 2020 and 150 Women B2B Thought Leaders You Should Follow in 2021 Janice helps companies worldwide to reimagine revenue growth through customer experience and sales. Book Janice to speak virtually at your next event https://janicebgordon.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/janice-b-... Twitter: https://twitter.com/JaniceBGordon Scale Your Sales Podcast: http://scaleyoursales-podcast.co.uk/ More on the blog https://scaleyoursales.co.uk/blog Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/janicebgordon Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ScaleYourSal...

My Worst Investment Ever Podcast
Andrew Stotz – 12 Steps to Financial Independence

My Worst Investment Ever Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 8:11


12 Steps to Financial Independencehttps://astotz.kartra.com/page/12-Steps-To-Financial-Independence (Download the 12 Steps to Financial Independence cheat sheet.) In this episode, Andrew Stotz explains the 12 steps to financial independence. 1. Have no written financial planSolution: Create a plan and follow it 2. Allow others to complicate your investingSolution: Keep investing simple 3. Think short term; start too lateSolution: Start early; time really is money 4. Want to get rich quick in the marketSolution: Get real about stock market return 5. Rely on others too muchSolution: Do it yourself 6. Make big mistakes early in lifeSolution: Avoid mistakes when you are young 7. Do not save enough moneySolution: Build wealth through savings 8. Underestimate the impact of feesSolution: Keep financial costs low 9. Take too much riskSolution: Diversify to reduce risk 10. Ignore bonds in favor of stocksSolution: Own both stocks and bonds 11. Trade too muchSolution: Trade infrequently 12. Try to time the marketSolution: Stay invested and watch it grow  Andrew's bookshttps://amzn.to/3qrfHjX (How to Start Building Your Wealth Investing in the Stock Market) https://amzn.to/2PDApAo (My Worst Investment Ever) https://amzn.to/3v6ip1Y (9 Valuation Mistakes and How to Avoid Them) https://amzn.to/3emBO8M (Transform Your Business with Dr.Deming's 14 Points) Andrew's online programshttps://valuationmasterclass.com/ (Valuation Master Class) https://astotz.kartra.com/page/become-a-better-investor-community (The Become a Better Investor Community) https://academy.astotz.com/courses/how-to-start-building-your-wealth-investing-in-the-stock-market (How to Start Building Your Wealth Investing in the Stock Market) https://academy.astotz.com/courses/finance-made-ridiculously-simple (Finance Made Ridiculously Simple) https://academy.astotz.com/courses/best-business-book-club (Best Business Book Club) https://academy.astotz.com/courses/gp (Become a Great Presenter and Increase Your Influence) https://academy.astotz.com/courses/transformyourbusiness (Transform Your Business with Dr. Deming's 14 Points) Connect with Andrew Stotz:https://www.astotz.com/ (astotz.com) https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewstotz/ (LinkedIn) https://www.facebook.com/andrewstotzpage (Facebook) https://www.instagram.com/andstotz/ (Instagram) https://twitter.com/Andrew_Stotz (Twitter) https://www.youtube.com/c/andrewstotzpage (YouTube) https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/my-worst-investment-ever-podcast/id1416554991?mt=2 (My Worst Investment Ever Podcast)

My Worst Investment Ever Podcast
Ron Baker – Have Your Skin in the Game

My Worst Investment Ever Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 17, 2022 38:05


BIO: Ron Baker is the founder of VeraSage Institute—the leading think tank dedicated to educating professionals internationally. He's also a radio talk-show host of The Soul of Enterprise: Business in the Knowledge Economy on Voice America. STORY: Ron partnered with a group of friends and invested $70,000 to start a software company. All the partners had no experience or skills to run the business leading to its failure. LEARNING: Seek out successful people and try to learn from them. Learn from your losses.   “When it comes to business, you've got to have your total skin in the game.”Ron Baker  Guest profilehttps://www.linkedin.com/in/ronbaker1/ (Ron Baker) started his CPA career in 1984 with KPMG's Private Business Advisory Services in San Francisco. Today, he is the founder of https://www.verasage.com/ (VeraSage Institute)—the leading think tank dedicated to educating professionals internationally—a radio talk-show host on Voice America; the show is The Soul of Enterprise: Business in the Knowledge Economy. Ron has authored seven best-selling books, including https://amzn.to/3ITZKhj (The Firm of the Future); https://amzn.to/3O3VXP7 (Pricing on Purpose); https://amzn.to/3Pa0YHo (Measure What Matters to Customers); and https://amzn.to/3c4uXBO (Implementing Value Pricing). His forthcoming book, https://amzn.to/3uP8Dmt (Time's Up!: The Subscription Business Model for Professional Firms), will be published in November 2022. Worst investment everRon partnered with a couple of friends and started a software company. He invested about $70,000 into the company. The group wanted to write a software program to help firms value price. They hired a software engineer and spent a lot of money to get the program going. They were all delusional and believed they were sitting on top of something radical and innovative. Their most significant setback was their lack of skills and experience in building a software company. All the partners also had other jobs and were treating business as a side-hustle, not paying it the full attention it needed. Needless to say, the business wasn't successful. Lessons learnedSeek out people who are successful and try to learn from them. Make sure that you have partners who have skin in the game. Andrew's takeawaysLearn from your losses. If you lose money, at least make sure you gain knowledge from the experience. Never overlook the randomness of success and failure. Focus more on avoiding loss by reducing your risk as much as you focus on growth and success. Actionable adviceDon't be delusional and go into business just to confirm your biases. Keep in mind that business is much more complicated than most people think. Ron's recommended resourceshttps://amzn.to/3c4uXBO (Implementing Value Pricing) for anyone who wants to learn more about pricing. https://amzn.to/3uP8Dmt (Time's Up!: The Subscription Business Model for Professional Firms) for anyone who wants to understand the subscription model. Ron believes that in five years, we'll have the option to subscribe to everything, so now is the time to perfect your subscription business. No.1 goal for the next 12 monthsRon's next project is to get his upcoming book https://amzn.to/3uP8Dmt (Time's Up!: The Subscription Business Model for Professional Firms) published and then go and speak and evangelize about it.   [spp-transcript]   Connect with Ron Bakerhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/ronbaker1/ (LinkedIn) https://twitter.com/ronaldbaker (Twitter) https://www.facebook.com/ron.baker.923/ (Facebook) https://www.thesoulofenterprise.com/ (Podcast) https://amzn.to/3aCPNb5 (Books) Andrew's bookshttps://amzn.to/3qrfHjX (How to Start Building Your Wealth Investing in the Stock Market) https://amzn.to/2PDApAo (My Worst Investment Ever) https://amzn.to/3v6ip1Y (9 Valuation Mistakes and How to Avoid Them) https://amzn.to/3emBO8M (Transform Your Business with Dr.Deming's 14 Points) Andrew's online...

The Auto Biography: One Family's Automobile Accidents and How to Avoid Them.

Have you ever heard the saying, "the cobbler's children go without shoes?" Well, my dad is a mechanic. So while we always had plenty of vehicles to go around (and more than the number of drivers in our household at certain times), none of them worked perfectly—or even well, to be honest. This often added a "high adventure" element to family trips. How many people have had a minivan overheat in the desert, a truck catch fire by a lake, and a van lose gas on a busy road, all in the course of a few years? We've had all that and then some. So listen in as we share our family's automobile accidents, explain how we addressed them, and tell you how to avoid them. Introducing The Auto Biography: One Family's Automobile Accidents and How to Avoid Them. In today's episode, Kim Een will tell us about the adventures he had building a dune buggy from a kit.

My Worst Investment Ever Podcast
Andrew Stotz – 12 Barriers to Financial Independence

My Worst Investment Ever Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2022 11:21


12 Barriers to Financial Independencehttps://astotz.kartra.com/page/12-Barriers-To-Financial-Independence (Download the 12 Barriers to Financial Independence cheat sheet.) In this episode, Andrew Stotz explains the 12 barriers to financial independence. 1. Have no written financial planSolution: Create a plan and follow it 2. Allow others to complicate your investingSolution: Keep investing simple 3. Think short term; start too lateSolution: Start early; time really is money 4. Want to get rich quick in the marketSolution: Get real about stock market return 5. Rely on others too muchSolution: Do it yourself 6. Make big mistakes early in lifeSolution: Avoid mistakes when you are young 7. Do not save enough moneySolution: Build wealth through savings 8. Underestimate the impact of feesSolution: Keep financial costs low 9. Take too much riskSolution: Diversify to reduce risk 10. Ignore bonds in favor of stocksSolution: Own both stocks and bonds 11. Trade too muchSolution: Trade infrequently 12. Try to time the marketSolution: Stay invested and watch it grow  Andrew's bookshttps://amzn.to/3qrfHjX (How to Start Building Your Wealth Investing in the Stock Market) https://amzn.to/2PDApAo (My Worst Investment Ever) https://amzn.to/3v6ip1Y (9 Valuation Mistakes and How to Avoid Them) https://amzn.to/3emBO8M (Transform Your Business with Dr.Deming's 14 Points) Andrew's online programshttps://valuationmasterclass.com/ (Valuation Master Class) https://astotz.kartra.com/page/become-a-better-investor-community (The Become a Better Investor Community) https://academy.astotz.com/courses/how-to-start-building-your-wealth-investing-in-the-stock-market (How to Start Building Your Wealth Investing in the Stock Market) https://academy.astotz.com/courses/finance-made-ridiculously-simple (Finance Made Ridiculously Simple) https://academy.astotz.com/courses/best-business-book-club (Best Business Book Club) https://academy.astotz.com/courses/gp (Become a Great Presenter and Increase Your Influence) https://academy.astotz.com/courses/transformyourbusiness (Transform Your Business with Dr. Deming's 14 Points) Connect with Andrew Stotz:https://www.astotz.com/ (astotz.com) https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewstotz/ (LinkedIn) https://www.facebook.com/andrewstotzpage (Facebook) https://www.instagram.com/andstotz/ (Instagram) https://twitter.com/Andrew_Stotz (Twitter) https://www.youtube.com/c/andrewstotzpage (YouTube) https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/my-worst-investment-ever-podcast/id1416554991?mt=2 (My Worst Investment Ever Podcast)

YAP - Young and Profiting
#YAPClassic: The Path to Financial Freedom with Peter Mallouk

YAP - Young and Profiting

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 39:16


If you want to grow and protect your wealth and secure your financial future, the best time to start is now. Investing can seem intimidating and confusing, but Peter Mallouk, CEO of Creative Planning, sought-after financial thought leader, and New York Times bestselling author is here to demystify investing and financial planning and get you on a path to financial freedom. In this episode, Hala and Peter discuss why now is the best time to start investing, what plans you should have in place before you invest, and at what point you should consider getting an independent financial advisor, and Peter gives tips about compounding, insurance, and diversifying. Topics Include: - Importance of optimism and the truth about “the good ole days”   - The media and the narrative of negativity  - Why is now the best time to be investing?  - S&P 500 and the importance of diversifying  - Real-life experience of the importance of diversifying  - The power of compounding  - Why it's important to know what we want  - Financial independence vs retirement  - Important plans to have in place before starting investing - Difference between broker and independent financial advisor  - When should you get an independent financial advisor  - Tips for someone working at a corporation - Advice about insurance  - What to look for in financial planning - Peter's New Book, The Path  - Peter's secret to profiting in life   - And other topics… Peter Mallouk is the CEO of Creative Planning, a wealth management firm, that has been ranked #1 in America by outlets such as CNBC and Barron's. Peter has been on Worth Magazine's Power 100 rankings and has received other accolades such as the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.  He is also a financial industry thought leader and author of several books, including The 5 Mistakes Investors Make and How to Avoid Them and The Path, co-authored by Tony Robbins. Sponsored By: Open Door Capital - Go to investwithodc.com to learn more! Jordan Harbinger - Check out jordanharbinger.com/start for some episode recommendations Shopify - Go to shopify.com/profiting, for a FREE fourteen-day trial and get full access to Shopify's entire suite of features Faherty - Head to fahertybrand.com/yap and use code YAP at checkout to snag 20% off ALL your new spring staples First Person - Go to getfirstperson.com and use code YAP to get 15% off your first order Resources Mentioned: YAP Episode #84: The Path to Financial Freedom with Peter Mallouk: https://www.youngandprofiting.com/84-the-path-to-financial-freedom-with-peter-mallouk/ YAP Episode #72: Post-Covid Predictions and Investing Tips with Peter Mallouk: https://www.youngandprofiting.com/72-post-covid-predictions-and-investing-tips-with-peter-mallouk/  Peter's Books: https://www.amazon.com/Peter-Mallouk/e/B00NA6DO18  Peter's Website: https://creativeplanning.com/  Peter's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/peter-mallouk/  Peter's Twitter: https://twitter.com/PeterMallouk/  Peter's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialPeterMallouk/  Connect with Young and Profiting: Hala's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/htaha/     Hala's Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/yapwithhala/     Hala's Twitter: https://twitter.com/yapwithhala  Clubhouse: https://www.clubhouse.com/@halataha   Website: https://www.youngandprofiting.com/  Text Hala: https://youngandprofiting.co/TextHala or text “YAP” to 28046 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Made to Thrive Show
Skin Health, Acne Free In 3 Days! The Skin Masterclass with Chris Gibson

The Made to Thrive Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 67:31


Chris Gibson is a sought-after skincare expert and holistic health coach/esthetician. He is also the Best-Selling Author of the acclaimed book Acne Free In 3 Days (1 Million+ Copies Sold) and has a very successful YouTube channel - Chris Gibson Live! The YouTube channel (116K+ subscribers) is dedicated to providing expert information and product reviews on skincare and wellness topics for both skin issues and anti-aging. He was recently featured in USA Today on the topic "7 Freaky Chemicals In Your Skin Care Products and How to Avoid Them”. Chris has been popularly featured on CBS, ABC Family, Fox News, The Daily Buzz, and numerous lifestyle television and radio show across the country and in Canada. Join us as we explore:Why it was a long journey with acne that got Chris into the world of health and skincare If you can really cure stubborn, chronic acne in only 3 days!?!?How important the skin microbiome is for healthy skin and looking youngAn incredible masterclass on skin care products – what to look for, what to avoid, how much to spendWhy Chris is beating the drum about exfoliationIf a lack of red light is what is causing so much skin damage from the sun?Chris's big prediction about skincare! (I agree with him!!)Something I've never heard about – facial yoga!Contact:Website - https://chrisgibsonlive.com/meetchris/Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/c/CHRISGIBSONLIVEInstagram - @chrisgibsonfriends Mentions:Book – Acne Free in 3 Days: How I Cured My Acne Condition in 3 Days, https://www.amazon.com/Acne-Free-Days-Cured-Condition/dp/0976427206Video - 5 BEST Face Yoga Exercises For Anti Aging , https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yt_N-biHAjM   Schedule a FREE 15 min discovery call with Steve and let's get started on your journey to thriving: https://bit.ly/3BcTsFwSUPPORT THE SHOW ON PATREON:As much as we love doing it, there are costs involved and any contribution will allow us to keep going and keep finding the best guests in the world to share their health expertise with you. I'd be grateful and feel so blessed by your support: https://www.patreon.com/MadeToThriveShowCONTACT Steve Stavs and join our community:https://www.facebook.com/MadeToThriveZA/     https://www.facebook.com/SteveStavsZA/https://www.instagram.com/stevestavsza/  Send me a WhatsApp to +27 64 871 0308. 

My Worst Investment Ever Podcast
Justin Cunningham – Face Your Fears and Show Up

My Worst Investment Ever Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 33:32


BIO: Justin Cunningham helps thought-leader business owners make simple changes to radically grow profits through standing out, creating transformative content and offers, and optimizing effectiveness. STORY: Justin overworked himself while planning an event in Los Angeles so much that he was out of his depth during the event. LEARNING: Face your fears and show up. Stay true to your passion. Your outcomes do not define you.   “Luck is when passion meets opportunity.”Justin Cunningham  Guest profilehttps://www.linkedin.com/in/justincunningham1/ (Justin Cunningham) helps thought-leader business owners make simple changes to radically grow profits through standing out, creating transformative content and offers, and optimizing effectiveness. Justin is a former international music performer, designer, event producer, and editor of NZ Entrepreneur magazine. His business career as a global sales trainer, accelerated results educator, and the founder of the https://ishiftresults.com/ (SHIFT agent movement) and the celebrated ‘SHIFT Your results' system. Justin is best known for his fast results recipes for time-poor businesses and his ability to simplify the complexity of standing out and being rewarded in saturated markets. In short - Justin helps frustrated business rockstars go BIG! Take https://ishiftresults.com/quiz/ (The ‘Shift Your Results' - Business Owner Quiz) reveals the unconscious ways we are blocking our goals and results and how to overcome that. Worst investment everJustin wanted to go to Los Angeles and create an event called Creative supernova. He intended to support creative entrepreneurs. He was motivated, pumped, and fired up to host the event. Justin had a business partner helping him with the finances, and she also had a lot of relationships in Los Angeles. Promotions for the event started, but nothing was happening. No tickets were being sold at this stage. He'd already spent about $30,000. Justin went to LA, and even though he didn't have any support structure there, he stayed seven weeks on the ground hustling. He managed to get about 90 people to sign up for the event. Justin's biggest mistake was doing so much by himself to make the vent happen. He spent so much time hustling and getting it ready. He was also dealing with the grief of losing his dog and stepfather. This left him so burned out that when he went on stage during the event, he was out of his depth despite being a successful sales trainer. Lessons learnedFace your fears and show up. Stay true to your passion. Your outcomes do not define you. Where your attention goes, your energy flows. Andrew's takeawaysBurnout is real. Don't try to do too much at once. This could break you. Actionable adviceYou can be afraid or excited about what the future holds. Either way, the future is going to come. So make your choice and go forward because taking action will always get you closer to whatever you want to be. You might not always get what you want. But you may get more than you expected. No.1 goal for the next 12 monthsJustin's goal for the next 12 months is to be consistent and persistent. Parting words  “You've got one choice; go big.”Justin Cunningham  [spp-transcript]   Connect with Justin Cunninghamhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/justincunningham1/ (LinkedIn) https://www.facebook.com/justincunninghamonline (Facebook) https://sociatap.com/justincunningham/ (Website) Andrew's bookshttps://amzn.to/3qrfHjX (How to Start Building Your Wealth Investing in the Stock Market) https://amzn.to/2PDApAo (My Worst Investment Ever) https://amzn.to/3v6ip1Y (9 Valuation Mistakes and How to Avoid Them) https://amzn.to/3emBO8M (Transform Your Business with Dr.Deming's 14 Points) Andrew's online programshttps://valuationmasterclass.com/ (Valuation Master Class) https://academy.astotz.com/courses/how-to-start-building-your-wealth-investing-in-the-stock-market (How to Start Building Your Wealth Investing...

My Worst Investment Ever Podcast
Mohammed Aneez – Learn Leadership Qualities and Build the Right Team

My Worst Investment Ever Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2022 24:59


BIO: Mohammed Aneez is a multidisciplinary designer and has been Co-founder and Design Director at Emnicent Designs. STORY: Mohammed co-founded a design studio with three friends from college. Even though the company was profitable, the co-founders didn't have enough entrepreneurial experience to scale the business according to their goals. LEARNING: Focus on good leadership. Learn from other leaders.   “Good leadership will build you a profitable company.”Mohammed Aneez  Guest profilehttps://www.linkedin.com/in/aneez117/ (Mohammed Aneez) is a multidisciplinary designer and has been Co-founder and Design Director at http://www.emnicent.com/ (Emnicent Designs). His expertise lies in product design for enterprise solutions, digital transformation, and usability design for business-to-business (SaaS) products across domains. With cross-domain experience and a veteran of design methodologies, Aneez leads multiple teams in-house and at client locations. He also provides free design consultations for various startups from India. He believes that creativity and entrepreneurship are skills that are innate in every human being and must be embraced. He likes to indulge in design practices that are experimental. Worst investment everAfter college, Mohammed and his three friends started a design studio. The four were good designers, but none had business experience. However, they succeeded in running a profitable company. The company was cash-flow positive in under a year and had many projects coming in. Their problem was high demand and low supply at the end of the first year. They didn't have sufficient designers for the demand. Due to a lack of entrepreneurial experience, the four were just going by the gist of it. They had zero structure for handling sales, marketing, finance, hiring, etc. By the end of the first year, one of Mohammed's co-founders had a family emergency, and he felt getting a job would be better. He was not into the entrepreneurial spirit, so he left the company. At the end of the second year, another co-founder left because he felt the company was more focused on making profits than the initial goal. When the co-founders came together, their goal was to do much more research and drive the design community forward. Now the company was just a design studio that provided services to different companies. After the second guy left, Mohammed started to think about why he had launched the business. He realized that his lack of leadership skills had made the co-founders and the business generally stray from its initial goal. Lessons learnedLearn leadership qualities and how to ensure that it's imbibed in the company culture. Learn from other leaders. Get to know how they keep the ball rolling and become great. Focus on building the right team. Andrew's takeawaysScaling is very crucial for a company to continue running. No.1 goal for the next 12 monthsMohammed's goal for the next 12 months is to learn to be a better leader. Parting words  “You don't need a lot of people to trust and be around you. Just find that one person who is ready to listen and talk.”Mohammed Aneez  [spp-transcript]   Connect with Mohammed Aneezhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/aneez117/ (LinkedIn) http://www.emnicent.com/ (Website) Andrew's bookshttps://amzn.to/3qrfHjX (How to Start Building Your Wealth Investing in the Stock Market) https://amzn.to/2PDApAo (My Worst Investment Ever) https://amzn.to/3v6ip1Y (9 Valuation Mistakes and How to Avoid Them) https://amzn.to/3emBO8M (Transform Your Business with Dr.Deming's 14 Points) Andrew's online programshttps://valuationmasterclass.com/ (Valuation Master Class) https://academy.astotz.com/courses/how-to-start-building-your-wealth-investing-in-the-stock-market (How to Start Building Your Wealth Investing in the Stock Market) https://academy.astotz.com/courses/finance-made-ridiculously-simple (Finance Made Ridiculously Simple)...

My Worst Investment Ever Podcast
Cory Warfield – Generating Revenue Is Better Than Raising Capital

My Worst Investment Ever Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 14:12


BIO: Tech founder, LinkedIn influencer, Metaverse architect, community builder, advisor and consultant to web3 and blockchain projects, philanthropist, and lover of dogs - it's LinkedIn's (beloved) “Crytpo Guy” Cory Warfield! STORY: Cory spent so much time and emotions trying to raise capital for his company instead of focusing on generating revenue from a product that was already selling. LEARNING: Focus on producing revenue, and investors will come knocking.   “If you ask for money, you get advice. But if you ask for advice, you get money.”Cory Warfield  Guest profileTech founder, LinkedIn influencer, Metaverse architect, community builder, advisor and consultant to web3 and blockchain projects, philanthropist, and lover of dogs - it's LinkedIn's (beloved) “Crytpo Guy” https://www.linkedin.com/in/corywarfield/ (Cory Warfield)! Worst investment everCory's made his worst investment ever as a first-time founder trying to raise capital. Raising about $800,000 for his company caused the demise of the company. Cory spent so much time and emotion creating pitch decks trying to raise money. After he raised the capital, the funders came in and hired all sorts of unnecessary staff. They also scrapped Cory's MVP, which was earning revenue, and instead spent a lot of money launching an inferior product. Cory believes that had he instead spent that time trying to find ways to increase revenue, the company could have raised that $800,000 quicker. The company would have had enough capital to scale the way he had wanted it to. Now Cory bootstraps every venture he's part of. Lessons learnedThe best investment that an early-stage company can get is revenue. When you have customers putting their money into your product, you'll have enough validation, and investors will throw money at you. In addition to revenue, building a community is even more important. And if you offer value to that community, you can monetize it. Andrew's takeawaysFocus on sales and generating profit so that you can bootstrap your start-up instead of just raising capital to run it. Actionable adviceIf you are pursuing investment capital, don't appease or kiss investors' butts. Just act like they're no big deal. Psychologically, it makes them start to bid on you in their own mind. It makes them want that deal. No.1 goal for the next 12 monthsCory's goal for the next 12 months is to help as many people as possible get into the metaverse. He wants to help them create their own meta worlds, communities, and other metaverses and environments. He wants to see more people embrace this new world happening in real-time. Parting words  “If you're wondering whether or not you should go for it. I think the answer is always very simple: go for it.”Cory Warfield  [spp-transcript]   Connect with Cory Warfieldhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/corywarfield/ (LinkedIn) Andrew's bookshttps://amzn.to/3qrfHjX (How to Start Building Your Wealth Investing in the Stock Market) https://amzn.to/2PDApAo (My Worst Investment Ever) https://amzn.to/3v6ip1Y (9 Valuation Mistakes and How to Avoid Them) https://amzn.to/3emBO8M (Transform Your Business with Dr.Deming's 14 Points) Andrew's online programshttps://valuationmasterclass.com/ (Valuation Master Class) https://academy.astotz.com/courses/how-to-start-building-your-wealth-investing-in-the-stock-market (How to Start Building Your Wealth Investing in the Stock Market) https://academy.astotz.com/courses/finance-made-ridiculously-simple (Finance Made Ridiculously Simple) https://academy.astotz.com/courses/gp (Become a Great Presenter and Increase Your Influence) https://academy.astotz.com/courses/transformyourbusiness (Transform Your Business with Dr. Deming's 14 Points) Connect with Andrew Stotz:https://www.astotz.com/ (astotz.com) https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewstotz/ (LinkedIn) https://www.facebook.com/andrewstotzpage (Facebook) https://www.instagram.com/andstotz/ (Instagram)...

My Worst Investment Ever Podcast
AJ Aluthwala – Make Decisions Based on Numbers Not Emotions

My Worst Investment Ever Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 19, 2022 22:51


BIO: AJ Aluthwala is a specialist in discovering, planning, and executing customized online marketing strategies for businesses to attract massive amounts of online traffic and convert that traffic into sales. STORY: AJ and his business partner agreed to get into an unprofitable business only to help a friend. They lost a ton of money, and the friendship failed too. LEARNING: Don't partner with anybody, especially friends, based on emotion. Always know your numbers. Review your financial statements monthly.   “Always know your numbers.”AJ Aluthwala  Guest profilehttps://www.linkedin.com/in/aj-aluthwala/ (AJ Aluthwala) is a specialist in discovering, planning, and executing customized online marketing strategies for businesses to attract massive amounts of online traffic and convert that traffic into sales. He also helps companies develop their own proprietary apps to help them improve customer experience and increase the value of their business. He has worked with over 200 companies around the US and worldwide. AJ has lived and worked in Asia, Europe, and North America and has visited over 15 countries worldwide. AJ and his family moved to sunny Florida in 2014. He is offering listeners a free white paper on “5 Things to Look for When Selecting a Mobile App Developer' which you can download at https://elleapps.com/gift-download (ElleApps). Worst investment everIn 2013, AJ and a partner were running a wholesale business. They did not want to get into the retail side at all because they knew it was cutthroat. However, they had a friend who begged to get involved in their business. His idea was to take the wholesale business to retailers for better profit and more significant margins. To help out this friend, the two partners accepted his idea and got into the retail side. They acquired property, vehicles, and other things to run the business. However, the company was losing around $5,000 a month, which was excruciatingly painful. AJ had to borrow $10,000 from his wife to keep the business afloat. Eventually, they had to close everything up in a few months. The partners didn't part ways on good terms, and the friendships fell apart. So AJ not only lost money in this investment but a friend too. Lessons learnedDon't partner with anybody based on emotion. Before starting a business, do your research and look at numbers; if numbers make sense, you can start the business. Be careful when getting into business with friends. Andrew's takeawaysStay open to new ideas, but don't get distracted from your vision. Create, or hire someone to draw financial statements and then review them monthly. Actionable adviceMake sure you run the numbers, then make decisions based on the numbers, not on emotions. AJ's recommended resourcesThe https://elleapps.com/gift-download (5 Things to Look for When Selecting a Mobile App Developer) whitepaper. No.1 goal for the next 12 monthsAJ's goal for the next 12 months is to expand and build an A-grade team to handle a couple of new projects starting up.   [spp-transcript]   Connect with AJ Aluthwalahttps://www.linkedin.com/in/aj-aluthwala/ (LinkedIn) https://www.facebook.com/anjana.aluthwala (Facebook) https://www.instagram.com/ajaluthwala/ (Instagram) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-V_-OtE1MVZ4YIMESDlLwQ (YouTube) https://kallistoart.com/kallistoarticles/ (Website) Andrew's bookshttps://amzn.to/3qrfHjX (How to Start Building Your Wealth Investing in the Stock Market) https://amzn.to/2PDApAo (My Worst Investment Ever) https://amzn.to/3v6ip1Y (9 Valuation Mistakes and How to Avoid Them) https://amzn.to/3emBO8M (Transform Your Business with Dr.Deming's 14 Points) Andrew's online programshttps://valuationmasterclass.com/ (Valuation Master Class) https://academy.astotz.com/courses/how-to-start-building-your-wealth-investing-in-the-stock-market (How to Start Building Your Wealth Investing in the Stock Market)...

My Worst Investment Ever Podcast
David Aaker – Don't Let Tax Savings Drive Your Investment Decisions

My Worst Investment Ever Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 17:53


BIO: David Aaker, sometimes called the Father of Modern Branding, is the author of 18 books on branding and related topics. He is the vice-chair of Prophet, a global branding, growth, and transformation consultancy. STORY: David was an advisor to a software company acquired by Microsoft in the 80s. He had stock in the company but decided to sell it to save on taxes. The stock would now be worth millions of dollars. LEARNING: Don't let saving taxes drive your investment decisions. Keep your money in the market for as long as possible.   “Don't sell your stocks to save on taxes.”David Aaker  Guest profilehttps://www.linkedin.com/in/davidaaker/ (David Aaker), sometimes called the Father of Modern Branding, is the author of 18 books on branding and related topics. The last three are https://amzn.to/39nh5lc (Aaker on Branding), https://amzn.to/3MTDX9M (Creating Signature Stories), and https://amzn.to/3MNkVSd (Owning Game-Changing Subcategories). He is the vice-chair of https://www.prophet.com/ (Prophet), a global branding, growth, and transformation consultancy. Worst investment everDavid was an advisor to a software company that was a competitor to Windows in the 80s. The company was better than Windows but couldn't get any of the big computer companies to adopt it. And so they sold to Microsoft. David had stock in this company that he wanted to keep for his daughters. He later decided to sell his stocks to avoid income tax. Had David kept the stocks, his daughter would have millions of dollars today. Lessons learnedDon't let saving taxes drive your investment decisions. Andrew's takeawaysThe real long game in building a portfolio is letting time work its magic. So keep your money in the market for as long as possible. No.1 goal for the next 12 monthsDavid's goal for the next 12 months is to help people understand how to build brand assets and emphasize structures and financials in their strategic thinking. Parting words  “People should manage their charitable giving portfolio as they do their stock portfolio.”David Aaker  [spp-transcript]   Connect with David Aakerhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/davidaaker/ (LinkedIn) https://www.facebook.com/AakerOnBrands (Facebook) https://twitter.com/davidaaker (Twitter) https://www.prophet.com/thinking/aaker/ (Website) https://amzn.to/3y0Xpxf (Books) Andrew's bookshttps://amzn.to/3qrfHjX (How to Start Building Your Wealth Investing in the Stock Market) https://amzn.to/2PDApAo (My Worst Investment Ever) https://amzn.to/3v6ip1Y (9 Valuation Mistakes and How to Avoid Them) https://amzn.to/3emBO8M (Transform Your Business with Dr.Deming's 14 Points) Andrew's online programshttps://valuationmasterclass.com/ (Valuation Master Class) https://academy.astotz.com/courses/how-to-start-building-your-wealth-investing-in-the-stock-market (How to Start Building Your Wealth Investing in the Stock Market) https://academy.astotz.com/courses/finance-made-ridiculously-simple (Finance Made Ridiculously Simple) https://academy.astotz.com/courses/gp (Become a Great Presenter and Increase Your Influence) https://academy.astotz.com/courses/transformyourbusiness (Transform Your Business with Dr. Deming's 14 Points) Connect with Andrew Stotz:https://www.astotz.com/ (astotz.com) https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewstotz/ (LinkedIn) https://www.facebook.com/andrewstotzpage (Facebook) https://www.instagram.com/andstotz/ (Instagram) https://twitter.com/Andrew_Stotz (Twitter) https://www.youtube.com/c/andrewstotzpage (YouTube) https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/my-worst-investment-ever-podcast/id1416554991?mt=2 (My Worst Investment Ever Podcast)

People and Projects Podcast: Project Management Podcast
PPP 360 | How Hands On Should You Stay? Mistakes That Managers Make, With Dr. Janet Polach

People and Projects Podcast: Project Management Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 29:33


Mistakes (New) Managers Make If you are currently in a management role, do you remember what it was like when you first took on that new position? Do you remember what your struggles were? Janet Polach joins us today to talk about her book The Seven Mistakes New Managers Make: How to Avoid Them and Thrive. Though it's a book for new managers, my take is that we could all benefit from being reminded about the traps we can easily fall into as we seek to become more effective leaders. Learn more about Janet and her book at InTheLead.co.   Join our Global LEAD52 Community Ready to take your leadership skills to the next level? LEAD52 is your 5-minute weekly pass to leadership intelligence. You get 52 weeks of learning, delivered right to your inbox, taking less than 5 minutes a week. And it's all for free. Join us at https://GetLEAD52.com. Thank you for joining me for this episode of The People and Projects Podcast! Talent Triangle: Leadership   Crime Time by Frank Schröter Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/9136-crime-time License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license It's Funky by Frank Schröter Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/8061-it-s-funky License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

My Worst Investment Ever Podcast
Priya Kumar – Don't Trust Somebody With Your Money Blindly

My Worst Investment Ever Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 25:10


BIO: Priya Kumar is an internationally acclaimed motivational speaker, bestselling author, and now screenwriter. She has written 15 inspirational books that have won 42 international awards. STORY: Priya ignored the need to learn basic accounting and instead left her money matters in the hands of her accountant. The accountant took advantage of her ignorance and swindled all her money. LEARNING: Learn basic accounts and finance. Analyze your profit and loss statement and balance sheet every month.   “Learn accounts so that you're always aware of where your money is going.”Priya Kumar  Guest profilehttps://www.linkedin.com/in/priyakumar-motivationalspeaker/ (Priya Kumar) is an internationally acclaimed motivational speaker, bestselling author, and screenwriter. She has written 15 inspirational books that have won 42 international awards. She has worked with over 2000 multi-national corporates across 47 countries and has touched over 3 million people through her workshops and books. Priya has written over 700 columns for national and international publications. The media have extensively featured her work in India and abroad, and she has been invited as a celebrity guest on several business, entertainment & reality shows. Priya was awarded the Times of India, Speaking Tree, and Good Karma Award as India's most Inspirational Author. Known as The Biography Specialist, Priya is currently penning the official biography of Mr. Pullela Gopichand, the Olympics Badminton Coach. Priya wrote the biography of Late Shri O.P. Munjal, the founder of the Hero Group, and Subhashish Chakraborty, the founder of DTDC, which made it to the most famous biography of 2015 on Amazon. Worst investment everPriya didn't know anything about finance or accounting, so she hired an accountant to manage her money. She didn't know that he was stealing her money through forgery and deceit to the point that Priya had no money in the bank. The theft went on for a year and a half. Circumstances aligned, and it came to Priya's notice through her bank that she had issued some checks, which she hadn't. She reported the whole thing to the police, and the accountant was caught. However, there was no way to bring the money back. It's been six years, and the case is still in court. Priya is yet to get any money back. Lessons learnedWhen you delegate your accounts to somebody, put systems around it. Learn finances and accounting so that you're always aware of where your money is going. Andrew's takeawaysMake sure you get your profit and loss statement and your balance sheet every month. Reconcile your accounts at the end of every month. You don't need to become a financial or accounting specialist. Just learn the basics. Actionable adviceIf you want to be wealthy and protected, invest in learning finance basics. No.1 goal for the next 12 monthsPriya's goal for the next 12 months is to be centered and solid and do whatever it takes for her to find herself. Parting words  “Be responsible. Whatever happens, it is your doing and your creation.”Priya Kumar  [spp-transcript]   Connect with Priya Kumarhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/priyakumar-motivationalspeaker/ (LinkedIn) https://www.facebook.com/authorpriyakumar/ (Facebook) https://twitter.com/kumarpriya (Twitter) https://www.instagram.com/priyakumar7272/ (Instagram) https://www.youtube.com/user/priyakumar1973 (YouTube) https://www.priya-kumar.com/ (Website) https://amzn.to/3aCMWPi (Books) Andrew's bookshttps://amzn.to/3qrfHjX (How to Start Building Your Wealth Investing in the Stock Market) https://amzn.to/2PDApAo (My Worst Investment Ever) https://amzn.to/3v6ip1Y (9 Valuation Mistakes and How to Avoid Them) https://amzn.to/3emBO8M (Transform Your Business with Dr.Deming's 14 Points) Andrew's online programshttps://valuationmasterclass.com/ (Valuation Master Class)...

My Worst Investment Ever Podcast
Toni McLelland – An Influencer Isn't Always a Specialist

My Worst Investment Ever Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 5, 2022 26:05


BIO: Toni McLelland MSc resides in London, England, UK, and spends time in Wales. She is a critical friend, business mentor, and founder of The Compassionate Business Model. STORY: Toni hired someone on social media she thought would help her in an area she was interested in. The individual was an influencer and not an expert in the area. LEARNING: Do your homework and due diligence. Excellent professionals should have no problem providing you with recommendations.   “Watch for commitment and consistency from professional service providers.”Toni McLelland  Guest profilehttps://www.linkedin.com/in/toni-mclelland-msc-criticalfriend-tonisfairydust/ (Toni McLelland) MSc resides in London, England, UK, and spends time in Wales. She is a critical friend, business mentor, and founder of https://1stlifegroup.com/services/the-compassionate-business/ (The Compassionate Business Model). Toni is an inspirational people leader who is passionate about navigating C Suite and board members through the world of business, crisis, and change management in her work around organizational culture. Specializing in Social Impact, Social Justice, and Social Mobility business, she works with leading established organizations and brings the learning back to start-ups serving vulnerable groups. A previous Central Government employee, she brings a wealth of experience. She is adept at contingency, regulation safeguarding, and compliance in business while showing business leaders how to be compassionate and profitable. Toni holds weekly LinkedIn live shows - Mondays at 1.30 pm BST, Audio rooms -Wednesdays at 6.30 pm BST & Fridays at 1.30 pm BST. Lastly, she sprinkles around her own much-needed #TonisFairyDust. Get her Complimentary consultation book https://1stlifegroup.com/contact/ (here). Worst investment everToni was on a social media platform and had been watching this person for a very long time. They had a vast following and a lot of engagement. Toni thought that they knew what they were talking about. She needed some help in that area, so she reached out to the person and invested in her services. Toni was sure that she would get specialist help. In reality, she found herself working with an influencer who had no expertise in the industry she worked in. Lessons learnedDo your homework and due diligence. When engaging someone online for professional help, ensure that they understand what you need and not just spend their time as an influencer. Always get a recommendation and check out testimonials about the professional whose services you're interested in hiring to confirm there are any guarantees with what they're saying they're capable of delivering. Andrew's takeawaysExcellent professionals should have no problem providing you with recommendations. Actionable adviceListen to that inner voice telling you something's not right. No.1 goal for the next 12 monthsToni's goal for the next 12 months is to touch as many people as possible with her learning. Parting words  “When you stop learning, you stop growing.”Toni McLelland  [spp-transcript]   Connect with Toni McLellandhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/toni-mclelland-msc-criticalfriend-tonisfairydust/ (LinkedIn) https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100078228044879 (Facebook) https://twitter.com/1stLifeGroup (Twitter) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmAdMP6qCjYo4gyDTCOutfA (YouTube) https://1stlifegroup.com/services/the-compassionate-business/ (Website) Andrew's bookshttps://amzn.to/3qrfHjX (How to Start Building Your Wealth Investing in the Stock Market) https://amzn.to/2PDApAo (My Worst Investment Ever) https://amzn.to/3v6ip1Y (9 Valuation Mistakes and How to Avoid Them) https://amzn.to/3emBO8M (Transform Your Business with Dr.Deming's 14 Points) Andrew's online programshttps://valuationmasterclass.com/ (Valuation Master Class) https://academy.astotz.com/courses/how-to-start-building-your-wealth-investing-in-the-stock-market (How

My Worst Investment Ever Podcast
Michelle Hon – Don't Build a Business Only to Boost Your Ego

My Worst Investment Ever Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 25:43


BIO: Michelle Hon is the author of The Chill Mom, founder, and business coach for moms at MomBoss Academy. STORY: Michelle spent half of her life savings on a soup and salad bar that she had to close down after a month due to the wrong location. LEARNING: Don't build a business for yourself or boost your ego. Build a business because it fills a market gap. Build systems and frameworks that enable you to implement and replicate your business ideas.   “Swallow that humble pie and ask for help from experts.”Michelle Hon  Guest profilehttps://www.linkedin.com/in/michhon/ (Michelle Hon) is the author of https://amzn.to/3MoTqhX (The Chill Mom), founder, and business coach for moms at https://www.momboss.academy/ (MomBoss Academy). She was named by Zine as one of the “Top 10 Mommy Influencers in the World,” and she's been featured regularly on Channel News Asia, The Asian Entrepreneurs, Lifetime Asia, Asian Money Guide, SmartParents, and many other publications. Worst investment everIn 2010, Michelle decided to open a soup and salad bar after working in employment since age 16. She spent almost a year researching and coming up with a thick business plan. She got a space, renovated it, formulated the recipe, and was ready to open the doors. Within the first month of business, she knew the company would not work because it was in the wrong location. Lessons learnedDon't build a business for yourself or just to boost your ego. Build a business because it fills a market gap. Get advice from someone in the same business space. Borrow from systems and frameworks that successful people or businesses are using instead of trying to build new ones. Andrew's takeawaysBuild systems and frameworks that enable you to implement and replicate your business ideas. Don't get so excited about your idea and forget to focus on how to implement it. Actionable adviceSlow down and find people who have done this before and ask them about their systems and the critical things that have gotten them to where they are today. No.1 goal for the next 12 monthsMichelle's goal for the next 12 months is to take her family on holiday. Parting words  “Just go for it. We have this one sweet life. Whatever you want to do, just go for it. You never know where it will take you.”Michelle Hon  [spp-transcript]   Connect with Michelle Honhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/michhon/ (LinkedIn) https://www.instagram.com/thechillmom/ (Instagram) https://twitter.com/thechillmom (Twitter) https://podcasts.apple.com/sg/podcast/the-chill-momboss-build-a-profitable-business-from/id1476131353 (Podcast) https://www.momboss.academy/ (Website) https://amzn.to/3MoTqhX (Book) Andrew's bookshttps://amzn.to/3qrfHjX (How to Start Building Your Wealth Investing in the Stock Market) https://amzn.to/2PDApAo (My Worst Investment Ever) https://amzn.to/3v6ip1Y (9 Valuation Mistakes and How to Avoid Them) https://amzn.to/3emBO8M (Transform Your Business with Dr.Deming's 14 Points) Andrew's online programshttps://valuationmasterclass.com/ (Valuation Master Class) https://academy.astotz.com/courses/how-to-start-building-your-wealth-investing-in-the-stock-market (How to Start Building Your Wealth Investing in the Stock Market) https://academy.astotz.com/courses/finance-made-ridiculously-simple (Finance Made Ridiculously Simple) https://academy.astotz.com/courses/gp (Become a Great Presenter and Increase Your Influence) https://academy.astotz.com/courses/transformyourbusiness (Transform Your Business with Dr. Deming's 14 Points) Connect with Andrew Stotz:https://www.astotz.com/ (astotz.com) https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewstotz/ (LinkedIn) https://www.facebook.com/andrewstotzpage (Facebook) https://www.instagram.com/andstotz/ (Instagram) https://twitter.com/Andrew_Stotz (Twitter) https://www.youtube.com/c/andrewstotzpage (YouTube) https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/my-worst-investment-ever-podcast/id1416554991?mt=2 (My Worst...

Hello PhD
175. Four Research Traps (And How to Avoid Them)

Hello PhD

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2022 43:18 Very Popular


The day-to-day reality of many graduate programs is that you'll spend most of your time doing research. Even if you don't end up working in a lab or doing experiments forever in your career (and most people don't!), being able complete experiments is going to help you efficiently progress through your program and eventually GRADUATE. […] The post 175. Four Research Traps (And How to Avoid Them) appeared first on Hello PhD.

My Worst Investment Ever Podcast
Leonard Kim – Avoid Investing in Pink Sheets Stocks

My Worst Investment Ever Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2022 28:36


BIO: Leonard Kim is the worst investor you will ever meet and has made countless mistakes. STORY: Leonard invested over $6,000 in penny stocks and preferred shares whose value went to less than a penny. LEARNING: Avoid stocks on the OTCBB; trade in the NASDAQ shares instead. Focus on the company's ability to make profits instead of the stock price.   “Don't invest in stocks that are at the sub-penny level.”Leonard Kim  Guest profilehttps://www.linkedin.com/in/mrleonardkim/ (Leonard Kim) is the worst investor you will ever meet. He's made countless mistakes like investing in stocks on the https://www.investopedia.com/terms/p/pinksheets.asp (Pink Sheets), https://www.investopedia.com/terms/o/otcbb.asp (OTC Bulletin Board (OTCBB)), and companies bound for bankruptcy like MoviePass. He's bought preferred shares from public companies that have gone bust and invested in private companies that have failed. On the contrary, he's an extraordinary marketer who has won countless awards and been recognized as a top marketer by Forbes, Brand 24, MadCon, and more. He's also done an internationally recognized TEDx Talk and is the author of https://ditchtheact.com/ (Ditch the Act), a book on personal branding and humanizing your company with McGraw Hill business. Worst investment everLeonard put money in a https://www.investopedia.com/terms/p/pennystock.asp (penny stock) that he thought had the potential to go up, and it did. It hit $7, but it quickly went down to 50 cents, so Leonard lost his money. Leonard also invested $6,000 in a company whose stock was listed in the OTCBB and sold for around 50 cents. The company sold series B preferred shares with a one-year hold where you couldn't sell them. After a year, the stock was trading at less than a penny, and it's still at that value to date. Lessons learnedAvoid stocks on the OTCBB; trade in the NASDAQ shares instead. Don't invest in stocks that are at the sub-penny level. Handle your investments by yourself. Invest in stable investments like oil. Andrew's takeawaysFocus on the company's ability to make profits instead of the stock price. Avoid investing with friends. Actionable adviceBuild a conservative investment profile and figure out how to invest more. No.1 goal for the next 12 monthsLeonard's goal for the next 12 months is to continue creating value through his content. Parting words  “The secret to marketing yourself is to differentiate yourself.”Leonard Kim  [spp-transcript]   Connect with Leonard Kimhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/mrleonardkim/ (LinkedIn) https://www.instagram.com/mrleonardkim/?hl=en (Instagram) https://twitter.com/MrLeonardKim (Twitter) https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2693/grow-your-influence-tree (Podcast) https://ditchtheact.com/ (Book) Andrew's bookshttps://amzn.to/3qrfHjX (How to Start Building Your Wealth Investing in the Stock Market) https://amzn.to/2PDApAo (My Worst Investment Ever) https://amzn.to/3v6ip1Y (9 Valuation Mistakes and How to Avoid Them) https://amzn.to/3emBO8M (Transform Your Business with Dr.Deming's 14 Points) Andrew's online programshttps://valuationmasterclass.com/ (Valuation Master Class) https://academy.astotz.com/courses/how-to-start-building-your-wealth-investing-in-the-stock-market (How to Start Building Your Wealth Investing in the Stock Market) https://academy.astotz.com/courses/finance-made-ridiculously-simple (Finance Made Ridiculously Simple) https://academy.astotz.com/courses/gp (Become a Great Presenter and Increase Your Influence) https://academy.astotz.com/courses/transformyourbusiness (Transform Your Business with Dr. Deming's 14 Points) Connect with Andrew Stotz:https://www.astotz.com/ (astotz.com) https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewstotz/ (LinkedIn) https://www.facebook.com/andrewstotzpage (Facebook) https://www.instagram.com/andstotz/ (Instagram) https://twitter.com/Andrew_Stotz (Twitter) https://www.youtube.com/c/andrewstotzpage (YouTube)...

My Worst Investment Ever Podcast
Dig Deep Into the Business Model Quick Take

My Worst Investment Ever Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 29, 2022 24:58


BIO: Vanessa Ho built a student-alumni-run angel investment network and educates students and fresh graduates on startup and private sector investments. STORY: Vanessa invested blindly in a startup she was introduced to by an angel investor. She never did any research. There was no market for the company's product, so it never made any returns. LEARNING:  Dig deep into the business model and ensure the startup has a product that the market needs. Don't invest in a company just because it's popular and others do it.   “Learn the fundamentals of angel investing.”Vanessa Ho  Guest profilehttps://www.linkedin.com/in/vanessahomeiqi/ (Vanessa Ho) built a student-alumni-run angel investment network and educates students and fresh graduates on startup and private sector investments. Formerly she was a venture capital analyst and a social media content creator and host. Currently, she is in a socialfi startup called https://www.socol.io/ (So-Col) doing business development and marketing. Worst investment everAn angel investor introduced Vanessa to a company dealing with paywalls for media outlets. The company looked good on paper, and Vanessa trusted the angel investor, so she didn't do a lot of due diligence. She simply put money into the company blindly. She didn't even read the investment contract. Three months later, the company hadn't made any progress, and the owners were getting worried about sustainability. Vanessa kept checking the news, and many months later, she realized that the company wasn't going anywhere. She decided to write it off. Lessons learnedDon't be swayed by big founder names and glamorous titles. Dig deep into the business model and ensure the startup has a product that the market needs. Do your due diligence even if other angel investors are backing up the startup you want to invest in. Andrew's takeawaysDon't invest in a company just because it's popular and others do it. Don't invest in a startup if you don't have enough money to risk or if you're new to investing. Weigh your risk before you invest in a startup. Invest in 10 startups, never in just one. Actionable adviceLearn the fundamentals of angel investing before putting your money into it. No.1 goal for the next 12 monthsVanessa's goal for the next 12 months is to build a syndicated fund to bring value to private sector investing.   [spp-transcript]   Connect with Vanessa Hohttps://www.linkedin.com/in/vanessahomeiqi/ (LinkedIn) https://www.socol.io/ (Website) Andrew's bookshttps://amzn.to/3qrfHjX (How to Start Building Your Wealth Investing in the Stock Market) https://amzn.to/2PDApAo (My Worst Investment Ever) https://amzn.to/3v6ip1Y (9 Valuation Mistakes and How to Avoid Them) https://amzn.to/3emBO8M (Transform Your Business with Dr.Deming's 14 Points) Andrew's online programshttps://valuationmasterclass.com/ (Valuation Master Class) https://academy.astotz.com/courses/how-to-start-building-your-wealth-investing-in-the-stock-market (How to Start Building Your Wealth Investing in the Stock Market) https://academy.astotz.com/courses/finance-made-ridiculously-simple (Finance Made Ridiculously Simple) https://academy.astotz.com/courses/gp (Become a Great Presenter and Increase Your Influence) https://academy.astotz.com/courses/transformyourbusiness (Transform Your Business with Dr. Deming's 14 Points) Connect with Andrew Stotz:https://www.astotz.com/ (astotz.com) https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewstotz/ (LinkedIn) https://www.facebook.com/andrewstotzpage (Facebook) https://www.instagram.com/andstotz/ (Instagram) https://twitter.com/Andrew_Stotz (Twitter) https://www.youtube.com/c/andrewstotzpage (YouTube) https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/my-worst-investment-ever-podcast/id1416554991?mt=2 (My Worst Investment Ever Podcast)

My Worst Investment Ever Podcast
Jitender Girdhar – Question Opinions and Beliefs

My Worst Investment Ever Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 31:53


BIO: Jitender Girdhar is a best-selling author, TEDx speaker, entrepreneur, Op-Ed writer at The Times of India, mentor, and NLP professional. STORY: Jitender's worst investment ever was not investing in growing his mind when he was younger. This saw him make poor investments. LEARNING: Your beliefs and opinions become your identity. Leave past knowledge and beliefs behind and be curious to learn new things.   “The action everybody needs to take is to question their strong belief. Questioning is the beginning of intelligence.”Jitender Girdhar  Guest profilehttps://www.linkedin.com/in/jgirdhar/ (Jitender Girdhar) is a best-selling author, TEDx speaker, entrepreneur, Op-Ed writer at The Times of India, mentor, and NLP professional. He is best known for his articles on Mind & Body, Human Behavior, and Cricket, and for his thought-provoking book https://amzn.to/39Un3K4 (Think EPIC), which became a #1 international bestseller in just a few months and got success in various countries. His contributions to multiple disciplines broadly address the narratives of human behavior. He has a great following on https://www.linkedin.com/in/jgirdhar/ (LinkedIn) and is an ardent reader and a sports fanatic. Worst investment everJitender's worst investment ever was not working on growing his mind after completing his education. Instead, he spent all his energies working to rise through the ranks. He ended up making wrong investments and lost money by ignoring his mind. He wishes he had spent more energy when he was younger to improve his mind. Lessons learnedStop living a mechanical life. You won't get much out of it. To create something new and see things from a fresh perspective, you need to leave past knowledge and memory behind. Your beliefs and opinions become your identity. Andrew's takeawaysStart safe, then start thinking freely as you grow older. Actionable adviceQuestion opinions and beliefs, and be curious. No.1 goal for the next 12 monthsJitender's goal for the next 12 months is to keep learning and sharing. Parting words  “Stay hungry for learning. Stay foolish, and when somebody says something against your opinion, you won't get hurt.”Jitender Girdhar  [spp-transcript]   Connect with Jitender Girdharhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/jgirdhar/ (LinkedIn) https://twitter.com/jgirdhar01 (Twitter) https://www.facebook.com/JGirdhar01/ (Facebook) https://www.instagram.com/jg.author/ (Instagram) https://www.jitendergirdhar.com/ (Website) https://amzn.to/39Un3K4 (Book) Andrew's bookshttps://amzn.to/3qrfHjX (How to Start Building Your Wealth Investing in the Stock Market) https://amzn.to/2PDApAo (My Worst Investment Ever) https://amzn.to/3v6ip1Y (9 Valuation Mistakes and How to Avoid Them) https://amzn.to/3emBO8M (Transform Your Business with Dr.Deming's 14 Points) Andrew's online programshttps://valuationmasterclass.com/ (Valuation Master Class) https://academy.astotz.com/courses/how-to-start-building-your-wealth-investing-in-the-stock-market (How to Start Building Your Wealth Investing in the Stock Market) https://academy.astotz.com/courses/finance-made-ridiculously-simple (Finance Made Ridiculously Simple) https://academy.astotz.com/courses/gp (Become a Great Presenter and Increase Your Influence) https://academy.astotz.com/courses/transformyourbusiness (Transform Your Business with Dr. Deming's 14 Points) Connect with Andrew Stotz:https://www.astotz.com/ (astotz.com) https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewstotz/ (LinkedIn) https://www.facebook.com/andrewstotzpage (Facebook) https://www.instagram.com/andstotz/ (Instagram) https://twitter.com/Andrew_Stotz (Twitter) https://www.youtube.com/c/andrewstotzpage (YouTube) https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/my-worst-investment-ever-podcast/id1416554991?mt=2 (My Worst Investment Ever Podcast)

My Worst Investment Ever Podcast
Anthony Milewski – Do You Understand the Country Risk?

My Worst Investment Ever Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 34:19


BIO: Anthony Milewski is an investing veteran and Chairman of Nickel 28 – a battery metals-focused investment company focusing on metal streaming and royalty agreements. STORY: Anthony and a friend partnered to drill oil in Indonesia. They pooled $10 million and hit the ground running. After facing one disaster after another, the partners gave up on the venture, having spent all the money, and not a single well was dug. LEARNING: Understand the context of the foreign country you're investing in—research both the expected return and expected risk.   “Why are you investing? Do you need to do this? What's the alternative?”Anthony Milewski  Guest profilehttps://www.linkedin.com/in/anthonymilewski/ (Anthony Milewski) is an investing veteran and Chairman of Nickel 28 – a battery metals-focused investment company with a focus on metal streaming and royalty agreements. The company trades on the Toronto stock exchange. Anthony has been active in the battery metals industry, including investing in cobalt and actively trading physical cobalt. Previously, he was a member of the investment team at Pala Investments Limited, a leading venture capital firm. Worst investment everA former partner and friend in Australia shared an idea with Anthony about these oil drilling blocks coming up for auction in Indonesia. Anthony figured it was a good idea, and so the two partnered and raised roughly $10 million. They were awarded a block. The two partners thought they were to drill a couple of wells and become oilmen. It never happened. They faced one disaster after another, from corruption locally to landowners fighting them to the inability to mobilize because they were being held to ransom by locals. Ultimately, they spent all the money they had raised but never drilled a well. The partners' undoing was their naivety to how complicated it would be to do an oil and gas deal with local landowners without a strong local partner. Lessons learnedUnderstand the context of the foreign country you're investing in. If a return feels out of whack, even if experts are right, always make sure that you understand the risk. When you see a return that looks like an outsize return, ask why? Then identify what the why is because that is the risk. Andrew's takeawaysSplit your research between the expected return and expected risk. Reducing risk reduces the expected return. Understand your investment environment. Actionable adviceBe thoughtful when investing in places where you don't know anything about. Work with a management team that has an edge in that place. And if you don't trust that investment, buy something else. No.1 goal for the next 12 monthsAnthony's goal for the next 12 months is to do a triathlon.   [spp-transcript]   Connect with Anthony Milewskihttps://www.linkedin.com/in/anthonymilewski/ (LinkedIn) https://twitter.com/A_Milewski (Twitter) https://www.nickel28.com/ (Website) Andrew's bookshttps://amzn.to/3qrfHjX (How to Start Building Your Wealth Investing in the Stock Market) https://amzn.to/2PDApAo (My Worst Investment Ever) https://amzn.to/3v6ip1Y (9 Valuation Mistakes and How to Avoid Them) https://amzn.to/3emBO8M (Transform Your Business with Dr.Deming's 14 Points) Andrew's online programshttps://valuationmasterclass.com/ (Valuation Master Class) https://academy.astotz.com/courses/how-to-start-building-your-wealth-investing-in-the-stock-market (How to Start Building Your Wealth Investing in the Stock Market) https://academy.astotz.com/courses/finance-made-ridiculously-simple (Finance Made Ridiculously Simple) https://academy.astotz.com/courses/gp (Become a Great Presenter and Increase Your Influence) https://academy.astotz.com/courses/transformyourbusiness (Transform Your Business with Dr. Deming's 14 Points) Connect with Andrew Stotz:https://www.astotz.com/ (astotz.com) https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewstotz/ (LinkedIn) https://www.facebook.com/andrewstotzpage (Facebook)...

My Worst Investment Ever Podcast
John Spence – Don't Let Material Things Define You

My Worst Investment Ever Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 22, 2022 30:21


BIO: John Spence is an author, international executive coach, professional development educator, virtual trainer, strategic planning facilitator, keynote speaker, and developer of online learning programs. STORY: When John was a young CEO of one of the Rockefeller Foundations, he invested in the trappings of a CEO, such as big houses, boats, wines, artwork, etc., all in the name of impressing people. All these things were lost in days when Hurricane Andrew hit Miami. LEARNING: Don't let material things define you. The ultimate freedom is the freedom of mind. The accumulation of things is uncorrelated to happiness.   “Be grateful for everything you have now.”John Spence  Guest profilehttps://www.linkedin.com/in/johnbspence/ (John Spence) is an author, international executive coach, professional development educator, virtual trainer, strategic planning facilitator, keynote speaker, and developer of online learning programs. John is recognized as one of the top business thought leaders and leadership development experts in the world and was named by the American Management Association as one of America's Top 50 Leaders to Watch, along with Sergey Brin and Larry Page of Google and Jeff Bezos of Amazon. As a consultant and coach to organizations worldwide, from startups to the Fortune 10, John is dedicated to helping people and businesses be more successful by “Making the Very Complex… Awesomely Simple.” Worst investment everJohn became the CEO of one of the Rockefeller Foundations when he was 26 years old. This saw him earn a significant salary. John decided to use his earnings to invest in houses, boats, artwork, wine collections, and everything else that were the trappings of being the CEO of a multinational company. At a young age, John thought that those were the things that would impress other people. In 1989, Hurricane Andrew hit Miami and destroyed everything John owned. In just a matter of days, all his properties and belongings were gone. John had invested so much time, energy, effort, and ego in all that stuff, and it was all taken away in one day. Lessons learnedEven when you suffer a significant loss, stay focused on your values and remember that others have been through worse. Material things are lovely, but they don't define you. You're stronger than you think you are. Be grateful for everything you have now. Andrew's takeawaysThe ultimate freedom is the freedom of mind—the freedom to think and detach. The accumulation of things is uncorrelated to happiness. Actionable adviceLook at the things that are truly important and valuable in your life. No.1 goal for the next 12 monthsJohn's goal for the next 12 months is to learn more and meet more people. Parting words  “Just live by your values, treat other people with love and have fun.”John Spence  [spp-transcript]   Connect with John Spencehttps://www.linkedin.com/in/johnbspence/ (LinkedIn) https://twitter.com/awesomelysimple (Twitter) https://www.facebook.com/johnspenceleadership/ (Facebook) https://www.instagram.com/johnspencespeaker/ (Instagram) https://www.youtube.com/user/flycasterjbs (YouTube) https://johnspence.com/ (Website) https://amzn.to/39BdVdd (Books) Andrew's bookshttps://amzn.to/3qrfHjX (How to Start Building Your Wealth Investing in the Stock Market) https://amzn.to/2PDApAo (My Worst Investment Ever) https://amzn.to/3v6ip1Y (9 Valuation Mistakes and How to Avoid Them) https://amzn.to/3emBO8M (Transform Your Business with Dr.Deming's 14 Points) Andrew's online programshttps://valuationmasterclass.com/ (Valuation Master Class) https://academy.astotz.com/courses/how-to-start-building-your-wealth-investing-in-the-stock-market (How to Start Building Your Wealth Investing in the Stock Market) https://academy.astotz.com/courses/finance-made-ridiculously-simple (Finance Made Ridiculously Simple) https://academy.astotz.com/courses/gp (Become a Great Presenter and Increase Your Influence)...

My Worst Investment Ever Podcast
Nat Berman – You're Smart Enough to Invest on Your Own

My Worst Investment Ever Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 35:41


BIO: 15 years of experience running his own business, more than enough money, time, and freedom; now Nat Berman teaches the practical steps he's taken to achieve these results in what now takes only 3-4 hours a day. STORY: Nat got wind of a stock that Jim Cramer would tout on his show and invest in. Nat decided to invest $30,000 in the stock without further research. He lost the money in a short period. LEARNING: Do your research. Never buy a stock that somebody tells you about.   “Pause. Read. Invest.”Nat Berman  Guest profileAfter fifteen years of experience running his own business, more than enough money, time, and freedom, now https://www.linkedin.com/in/nathanielberman/ (Nat Berman) teaches the practical steps he's taken to achieve these results in what now takes only 3-4 hours a day. Worst investment everNat knew a guy that worked for Jim Cramer directly. He got wind of the stock that Cramer was going to tout on his show and would put in his charitable trust. Nat put in $30,000. He lost a lot of it in a short amount of time. Lessons learnedDo your own research, assess your risk, and understand what you're comfortable losing. Everybody is smart enough to make their own investments. Andrew's takeawaysInvest in the S&P 500 or an index fund if you're learning how to invest. Never, ever buy a stock that somebody tells you about. Make your decision that this is the stock that you want to own for a particular reason. Build a portfolio of about 10 stocks to diversify your risk. Actionable adviceWhenever someone tells you about an amazing stock, pause, read about it, and see what kind of news there is about it. Check out the financials too. Just don't do anything for at least 24 hours to a week. No.1 goal for the next 12 monthsNat's goal for the next 12 months is to be proud of himself and be able to look into the mirror every day and know that he's satisfied and comfortable with where he is. Parting words  “Stay focused.”Nat Berman  [spp-transcript]   Connect with Nat Bermanhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/nathanielberman/ (LinkedIn) https://www.facebook.com/uncoached/ (Facebook) https://www.instagram.com/realnatberman/ (Instagram) https://www.tiktok.com/@uncoached (TikTok) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRglWniQUVhIjjNIJ4tk9tA (YouTube) https://uncoached.com/ (Website) Andrew's bookshttps://amzn.to/3qrfHjX (How to Start Building Your Wealth Investing in the Stock Market) https://amzn.to/2PDApAo (My Worst Investment Ever) https://amzn.to/3v6ip1Y (9 Valuation Mistakes and How to Avoid Them) https://amzn.to/3emBO8M (Transform Your Business with Dr.Deming's 14 Points) Andrew's online programshttps://valuationmasterclass.com/ (Valuation Master Class) https://academy.astotz.com/courses/how-to-start-building-your-wealth-investing-in-the-stock-market (How to Start Building Your Wealth Investing in the Stock Market) https://academy.astotz.com/courses/finance-made-ridiculously-simple (Finance Made Ridiculously Simple) https://academy.astotz.com/courses/gp (Become a Great Presenter and Increase Your Influence) https://academy.astotz.com/courses/transformyourbusiness (Transform Your Business with Dr. Deming's 14 Points) Connect with Andrew Stotz:https://www.astotz.com/ (astotz.com) https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewstotz/ (LinkedIn) https://www.facebook.com/andrewstotzpage (Facebook) https://www.instagram.com/andstotz/ (Instagram) https://twitter.com/Andrew_Stotz (Twitter) https://www.youtube.com/c/andrewstotzpage (YouTube) https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/my-worst-investment-ever-podcast/id1416554991?mt=2 (My Worst Investment Ever Podcast)