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Neuroscience Meets Social and Emotional Learning
Think and Grow Rich Book Review PART 4 on ”Perfecting the Skills of Organized Planning, Decision-Making and Persistence”

Neuroscience Meets Social and Emotional Learning

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 18:57


Welcome back to PART 4 of Making 2022 You Best Year Ever with EPISODE #194 on “Perfecting the Skills of Organized Planning, Decision-Making and Persistence” as we continue our deep dive into Napoleon Hill's Classic book, Think and Grow Rich, that has sold over 15 million copies worldwide. On this episode, you will learn: ✔︎ Review PART 1, 2, 3 to Reinforce the First 6 Chapters of Think and Grow Rich. ✔︎ Why the Skills of Organized Planning , Decision-Making and Persistence are important and Timeless Leadership Characteristics. ✔︎The Major Attributes of Leadership. ✔︎ The Major Causes of Failure in Leadership. ✔︎ Strategies to Improve Your Decision-Making and Persistence Muscles. For those new, or returning guests, welcome back. I'm Andrea Samadi, author, and educator from Toronto, Canada, now in Arizona, and like many of you who tune in, have been fascinated with learning, understanding, and applying the most current brain research to improve productivity in our schools, our sports, and workplace environments. This month, I decided to share my notes with you on a book that I have been studying every January since 2018, with Paul Martinelli, who has studied this book for most of his career. It was the book that my mentor Bob Proctor has studied for his entire life, over 57 years, and a book that some of the wisest people in the world have studied. If you have been following our episodes of Napoleon Hill's Classic book, you will recall how PART 1 began with a reminder from Grant Cardone that “in order to get to the next level of whatever it is that we are doing, we must think and act in a wildly different way than we previously have been.”[i]  We outlined all of the 15 principles that we will be diving into and in PART 2[ii] we looked at the importance of positive thinking, being crystal clear with what we want, and choosing faith over fear in pursuit of our goals. PART 3[iii] we examined the importance of putting these goals on autopilot with what Hill calls “autosuggestion” and then further honing our craft by studying, learning, and developing specialized knowledge that will separate you from others, making you truly unique with your talent that you'll continue to perfect in your lifetime, while using your imagination to keep building and perfecting whatever it is that you want to create in your life. Now we move into Chapter 7 on Organized Planning, Chapter 8 on Decision, and Chapter 9, my all-time favorite, on Persistence. If you think about it, we have developed our vision in the first six chapters, have probably created a plan to move towards what we want, and are using our mind, our five senses, and even thinking beyond our five senses with our 6 faculties of the mind that we reviewed on episode #67.[iv] These next three chapters are integral for making sure our plans stay on track, that we take continual action steps towards our crystal-clear vision, with a never give up attitude. Which leads us to… Chapter 7 Organized Planning This chapter holds some timeless secrets for success that are so important, you can go to Amazon and find hundreds of books that focus on “organization” whether in your personal or professional life.  You can browse through Netflix and find shows based on the importance of keeping your home “organized” with the show Tidying Up with Marie Kondo[v] where she explains the energy that frees up when your home goes from disorderly to orderly. Hill reminds us in the beginning of this chapter on the importance of organized planning when he states “if the plan you adopt does not work successfully, replace it with a new plan” (CH7, Page 117, TAGR) and that “temporary defeat should only mean one thing—the certain knowledge that there is something wrong with your plan.” (CH7, Page 117, TAGR). Remember Thomas Edison “failed” 10,000 times before he perfected the incandescent light bulb. “A QUITTER NEVER WINS AND A WINNER NEVER QUITS” Hill suggests writing this sentence out on a piece of paper “and place it where you will see it every night before you go to sleep, and every morning before you go to work.” (CH7, Page 118, TAGR). I remember in 6th grade, my teacher, Mr. Ron Walker had a poster above the clock in our classroom at Norman Ingram Public School in Toronto, with a beat-up kid trying to learn hockey. He has band aids all over him, cuts, and bruises, but at the top of the poster was written that phrase “A QUITTER NEVER WINS AND A WINNER NEVER QUITS.”  I used to stare at that poster often, not because I wanted to learn that sport, maybe a bit because it was right over the clock that I kept my eye on, but that phrase would later be something that would become a habit and would lead me to places that most people would never see, because the win often occurs AFTER most people would typically give up. We'll examine this on a deeper level in the Persistence chapter. In this chapter, on Organized Planning, Hill writes about the TOP 11 Major Attributes of Leadership, and while all of them are important, the ones that stood out to me are that leaders possess: Unwavering Courage “that comes from knowledge of self and of one's occupation”(CH 7, Page 120, TAGR) Self-control “people who cannot control themselves cannot control others”(CH 7, Page 120, TAGR) Definiteness of Decision “People who waver in their decisions show that they are not sure of themselves” (CH 7, Page 120, TAGR) Definiteness of Plans “The successful leader must plan the work and work the plan.”(CH 7, Page 120, TAGR) The Habit of Doing More Than Paid For “One of the penalties of leadership is the necessity and of willingness, upon the part of the leaders, to do more than they require of their followers” (CH 7, Page 120, TAGR) and Mastery of Detail of everything that pertains to “the leader's position” (CH 7, Page 120, TAGR) You will see how these characteristics of leadership all tie into the next few chapters we will be looking at. Napoleon Hill also lists the TOP 10 Major Causes of Failure in Leadership in this chapter, and the first one is “The inability to organize details” (CH.7, page 122, TAGR) where “the successful leader must be the master of all details connected to that position” (CH.7, page 123, TAGR). While I think ALL the 10 Major Causes of Failure are important to read through, and take an honest look at, the first one will set you up for success if you can master organization in your personal and professional life as the ability to organize details in our workplace begins with the ability to organize details within ALL the major areas of our life. I covered the nine environments of our life, on our episode that launched 2021 last January, on EPISODE #103 “3 Ways to Reset, Refuel and Recharge Your Brain”[vi] and I do highly recommend taking a 360 look at our life every year to evaluate where energy might be leaking that could be directed somewhere else. Our environments (that surround us) either inspire us or expire us. They either add energy and move you ahead or drain your energy and hold you back. Whether this is fair or not, it's easy to walk past someone's work environment and notice if it's organized, (giving energy vs draining energy) or sit in their car, and look around and notice if it's kept clean, (giving energy vs draining energy) or open up their closet and see how their clothes are organized, (you get the picture) Our environments and how we keep them give anyone a glimpse into how we value organization in the major areas of our life. The statement “How you do anything is how you do everything” which says a lot and means that the small details matter. Hill put the inability to organize details as his first Major Cause of Failure and he even leaves a spot open for you to add you own idea to this list, in spot #31. He reminds us to “know thyself” and we couldn't agree more. Our second episode on this podcast was called “Know Thyself”[vii] still remains as one of our most popular episodes. We launched our podcast with the topic of Self-Awareness to kick off our first social and emotional learning competency since to “know thyself” is the most substantial achievement we can have in our lifetime. “The major value in life is not what you get. It's what you become.” (Jim Rohn, American author, speaker and entrepreneur). Hill reminds us that “you should know all of your weaknesses so that you may either bridge them or eliminate them entirely…you can know yourself only through accurate analysis.” (CH 7, Page 144, TAGR). Do you know yourself? Your strengths AND weaknesses? Hill offers a 28-question inventory to help us to self-assess ourselves, decrease our faults, and increase our virtues. Chapter 8 Decision Hill opens up this chapter by sharing that an “accurate analysis of over 25,000 men and women who had experienced failure disclosed the fact that lack of decision was near the head of the list of the 30 major causes of failure.” (CH 8, Page 157, TAGR). He says that this is not a statement of theory, but a fact and that successful people “had the habit of reaching decisions promptly and of changing these decisions slowly, if and when they were changed.” (CH 8, Page 157, TAGR) He shared that one of Henry Ford's outstanding qualities was “his habit of reaching decisions quickly and definitely and changing them slowly.” (CH 8, Page 158, TAGR) How do you make decisions? Remember that you “have a brain and mind of your own. Use it and reach your own decisions.” (CH 8, Page 159, TAGR). Making decisions requires courage and “the great decisions which served as the foundation of civilization were reached by assuming great risks.” (CH 8, Page 160, TAGR). You can read through some examples that Hill provides of those famous people in history who made decisions that required courage. Some of them are so moving, that they inspired me many years ago, before deciding to move from Toronto to the United States, to purchase a poster that has been in my office ever since I made this move, with the word Courage is written on the top, along with the poem by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe that says “The moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision which no man could have dreamed would come his way. Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it.” (Goethe) This is true (with a committed decision all sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred) and cannot be experienced until AFTER the committed decision is made, and all other options or bridges are burned. Like we mentioned in PART 2 of this study, in Chapter 1 where “Every person who wins in any undertaking must be willing to burn his ships and cut all sources of retreat.” (CH 2, page 21, TAGR).  Barnes did this when he found his way to New Jersey to meet with Edison, and Dr. David Sinclair did it when he left Australia for MIT.[viii] Do you make decisions quickly and change them slowly? “You have a brain and mind of your own. Use it and reach you own decisions.” (CH8, Page 159, TAGR). Chapter 9 Persistence This chapter is to me, the most important chapter of the book. It's so important that I put a tab labelled PERSISTENCE instead of just a chapter number so I could refer to this chapter often when needed. People who reach high levels of success in their life can usually tell you where they have applied persistence to get what they wanted, with the mixture of their will (one of the higher faculties of the mind). Successful people are often “known as cold-blooded and sometimes ruthless. Often they are misunderstood. What they have is willpower, which they mix with persistence” (CH. 9, Page 175, TAGR) to get what they want. The word “persistence” is “to character, what carbon is to steel.” (CH 9, Page 178, TAGR). “Without persistence, you will be defeated, even before you start. With persistence, you will win.” (CH 9, Page 178, TAGR). STRENGTHENING YOUR “PERSISTENCE” MUSCLES I was taught to use this skill in my early days of working with Proctor. There was an activity he would have us to do that was meant to develop “Persistence” so that it became a habit. He would have us read this chapter, for 14 days in a row. The entire chapter, every day, for 14 days, and if for some reason, you missed a day, you would need to start over again. This was much easier for me in the days before I had children, and I read this chapter often. Fast forward to 2019 when Paul Martinelli challenged us to read the chapter for 14 days in a row, I thought “that's a piece of cake” and I took the challenge. I would have to say this was one of the most difficult things I have done in recent years and could see exactly how it builds your persistence muscles. I set my alarm to wake up a bit earlier than usual, and went to my office, and every morning, would read this chapter using the small light in my office, so I didn't wake anyone else up in the house. I wouldn't say it was easy but try it yourself and see how you do. It was smooth sailing for me until one morning I was at my desk reading, and one of the kids came into my office not feeling well, and I put my book down to solve her tummy ache and get her ready for school. The day had started, and I had missed reading the chapter. I didn't have a block of time in the work day to do this, so I had to take something off my schedule, to get back on track. This activity will open your eyes to how different roadblocks will come your way, and take your eye off your goals, and without the use of your will, you would probably let that one thing fall off your radar. And you will have to start over again at day 1 if that happens. Try this challenge, and tick off every day that you read the Persistence chapter from start to finish and see if you can do this 14 days in a row. It's an eye-opening activity that will give you incredible self-awareness. Try it, and let me know what you notice. Never underestimate the compounding effect of consistency. “A good example of the power of persistence is show business. From all over the world people have come to Hollywood seeking fame, fortune, power, love or whatever it is that human beings call success…But Hollywood is not easily nor quickly conquered. It acknowledges talent, recognizes genius and pays off in money only after one has refused to quit. The secret is always inseparably attached to one word—persistence.” (CH 9, Page 180, TAGR). It requires discipline—the ability to give yourself a command and follow through. Who do you know who is persistent? If you are in the profession of sales, someone who is persistent will be conditioned to not take “no” for an answer in the sales cycle. When the customer says “no” the persistent sales representative will ask questions to see if there is any possible way forward. Asking questions helps them to discover if there is an opportunity, or not. They may uncover that the person said no because they just spent their budget with another company and had no more budget left to spend with you, even if they love your product. A persistent salesperson who can develop and maintain strong relationships with their customers would then be able to ask if it would be possible for them to cancel the order with the other company and purchase with you. It may lead to an opportunity, or not, but without persistence, one would never know. WHEN TO GIVE UP There's always the point where whatever it is we want is out of our reach, and when we have tried all angles, pushed past when most others would have given up, that I think it's ok to give up, only if you put in your best effort. I don't quote my Dad (Frank) often, as sometimes our best teachers in life teach us important life lessons the hard way without any sugar coating that would not lead to intended results. My Dad used to always say “What's for you won't go by you” which helped me a few times I didn't get the job I wanted in my early 20s. I do still believe that saying to be true, and remember that force negates, that there is always a time that you will know you've given your best shot, and this opportunity just wasn't for you. Which leads us to the conclusion of this episode. I'll see you next week as we move into the final chapters of the book, with Chapter 10 on the Power of the Mastermind, Chapter 11 (one of the most misunderstood chapters in the book) The Mystery of Sex Transmutation, Chapter 12, The Subconscious Mind and Chapter 13, The Brain. I hope you are finding value in visiting these timeless principles, used by some of the wisest people in the world, to make your 2022, your best year ever. See you next week! REFERENCES: [i] Neuroscience Meets Social and Emotional Learning Podcast EPISODE #190 PART 1 “Making 2022 Your Best Year Ever”  https://andreasamadi.podbean.com/e/think-and-grow-rich-book-review-part-1-how-to-make-2022-your-best-year-ever/ [ii]Neuroscience Meets Social and Emotional Learning Podcast EPISODE #191 PART 2 on “Thinking Differently and Choosing Faith Over Fear”  https://andreasamadi.podbean.com/e/think-and-grow-rich-book-review-part-2-how-to-make-2022-your-best-year-ever-by-thinking-differently-and-choosing-faith-over-fear/ [iii]Neuroscience Meets Social and Emotional Learning Podcast EPISODE #193 PART 3 on “Putting Our Goals on Autopilot with Autosuggestion and Our Imagination”   https://andreasamadi.podbean.com/e/think-and-grow-rich-book-review-part-3-using-autosuggestion-and-your-imagination-to-put-your-goals-on-autopilot/ [iv] Neuroscience Meets Social and Emotional Learning Podcast EPISODE #67 “Expanding Your Awareness with a Deep Dive into Most Important Concepts Learned from Bob Proctor Seminars: https://andreasamadi.podbean.com/e/expanding-your-awareness-with-a-deep-dive-into-bob-proctors-most-powerful-seminars/ [v] Tidying Up with Marie Kondo on Netflix https://www.netflix.com/title/80209379 [vi]Neuroscience Meets Social and Emotional Learning Podcast EPISODE #103 on “3 Ways to Reset, Recharge and Refuel Your Brain” https://andreasamadi.podbean.com/e/the-neuroscience-of-leadership-3-ways-to-reset-recharge-and-refuel-your-brain-for-your-best-year-ever/ [vii]Neuroscience Meets Social and Emotional Learning Podcast EPISODE #2 “Know Thyself” https://andreasamadi.podbean.com/e/self-awareness-know-thyself/ [viii] Neuroscience Meets Social and Emotional Learning Podcast EPISODE #191 PART 2 on “Thinking Differently and Choosing Faith Over Fear”  https://andreasamadi.podbean.com/e/think-and-grow-rich-book-review-part-2-how-to-make-2022-your-best-year-ever-by-thinking-differently-and-choosing-faith-over-fear/

RISE UP with Dragon
EPISODE 77 - RISE UP WITH DRAGON - An Interview with Sharon Lechter

RISE UP with Dragon

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 46:15


So grateful for the opportunity to spend time deep diving with the Nightingale of empowering humans to greatness in Mindset and Financial success. Sharon Lechter is the Co-Author of the international bestseller Rich Dad Poor Dad, and 14 other books in the Rich Dad series. With over 10 years as the co-founder and CEO, she built the empire into the world's leading personal finance brand. In 2008, she was asked by the Napoleon Hill Foundation to help re-energize the powerful teachings of Napoleon Hill just as the international economy was faltering. Sharon has released three bestselling books in cooperation with the Foundation, including Think and Grow Rich-Three Feet from Gold, Outwitting the Devil and her latest project, Think and Grow Rich for Women, released in June of 2014. She is also featured in the 2017 movie Think and Grow Rich: The Legacy and has released the book Save Wisely, Spend Happily in cooperation with the American Institute of CPAs. Sharon is a highly sought-after mentor and has worked with major brands like Disney and Time Warner and served two U.S. Presidents as an advisor on the topic of financial literacy. Now, Sharon is back and playing big again, and she wants you to as well with the Play Big Movement. It's time to shed the limitations that have stopped you in the past. It's time to play big, master your money and time and create maximum impact. ASSETS AND ADVERTISEMENTS: Website: sharonlechter.com Personal Success Equation: Complimentary Guidebook to help people discover their own personal success equation. personalsuccessequation.com Money Mastery Course: https://mm.sharonlechter.com ATM: (Abundance, Tips and Mentoring) DAILY DEPOSITS: https://atm.sharonlechter.com

Neuroscience Meets Social and Emotional Learning
Think and Grow Rich Book Review PART 3 ”Putting Our Goals on Autopilot with Autosuggestion and the Imagination”

Neuroscience Meets Social and Emotional Learning

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 23:37


Welcome back to PART 3 of Making 2022 You Best Year Ever with EPISODE #193 on “Making Your Goals Automatic by Putting Autosuggestion into Practice with Your Imagination“ as we continue our deep dive into Napoleon Hill's Classic book, Think and Grow Rich, that has sold over 15 million copies worldwide. On this episode, you will learn: ✔︎ Review PART 1 and 2 to Reinforce the First 3 Chapters of Think and Grow Rich. ✔︎ Chapter 4: How to Use Autosuggestion to Set Your Goals on Autopilot. ✔︎ Chapter 5: Why We Must Acquire and Know How to Use Specialized Knowledge to Reach High Levels of Success ✔︎ Chapter 6: Why Imagination is Everything. For those new, or returning guests, welcome back to Season 7 of our Podcast. I'm Andrea Samadi, author, and educator from Toronto, Canada, now in Arizona, and like many of you who tune in, have been fascinated with learning, understanding, and applying the most current brain research to improve productivity in our schools, our sports, and workplace environments. This month, I decided to share my notes with you on a book that I have been studying every January since 2018, with Paul Martinelli, who has studied this book for most of his career. It was the book that my mentor Bob Proctor has studied for his entire life, over 57 years, and a book that some of the wisest people in the world have studied. If you have been following our episodes of Napoleon Hill's Classic book, you will recall how PART 1 began with a reminder from Grant Cardone that “in order to get to the next level of whatever it is that you are doing, you must think and act in a wildly different way than we previously have been.”[i]  We outlined all of the 15 principles that we will be diving into and in PART 2 we looked at the importance of positive thinking, being crystal clear with what we want, and choosing faith over fear in pursuit of our goals. Before I began recording these episodes, I didn't know how many it would take to cover these chapters thoroughly, but if you are like me, and just want to learn, keep listening and see if you can add anything new to your goal-setting/achieving process. We really could keep going all year, as each principle we could talk about for an entire month. Therefore, I think it's important to revisit this book, every year, as we are working on new goals, to continue to improve our own process, and take our understanding of each principle, to a new level. Whatever it is you are working on—a new job or position at work, or smaller steps to a huge vision that you have, it's normal to be skeptical of anything new, especially when the ideas are so abstract. At first glance the title of this book sounds crazy. Think and Grow Rich! Sounds a bit out there. The only reason I am covering this book on this podcast, is because it is such a classic, and has the ability to  challenge anyone's “thinking” and the principles have been used successfully from some of the wisest people in the world. I have met many people while working in the speaking industry who had successfully created beautiful lives with these principles, and they kept coming back to deepen their study, awareness and understanding. It's a process. When I read about how Jim Carrey[ii] used these ideas when he first came into the film industry, visualizing his first $10M check, I wasn't surprised at all.   For this episode we will move into chapter 4 on Autosuggestion, Chapter 5 on Specialized Knowledge, and Chapter 6 on Imagination. What I'm noticing is how these chapters all work together, like my mentor Proctor says, “like the colors of the rainbow” as we think back to PART 1 of this book study and remember this whole process began with the realization that we must think about what we want (or desire as Hill would say) with a high degree of clarity, increasing our awareness of the world,  adding an unwavering belief and expectation around the attainment of what we want, (by choosing faith over fear, overcoming all obstacles) and then put this worthy goal on autosuggestion by repeating the 6 steps from the Desire Chapter twice a day (reading and writing out our vision).   If I were to want to STOP and FREEZE at any moment of these 15 principles, it would be right here, with the importance of understanding chapter 4 on autosuggestion because if we think about it, for anyone who has attained ANY level of success in their life, it began in their mind first and is best said with this poem by Walter D. Wintle. “If you think you are beaten, you are If you think you dare not, you don't, If you like to win, but you think you can't It's almost a cinch you won't. If you think you'll lose, you've lost For out in the world we find, Success begins with a fellow's will It's all in the state of mind. I'm really starting to think that the “secret” in these pages lays somewhere with our ability to “think” and now Hill introduces the term autosuggestion or a way of self-conditioning our non-conscious mind. Sounds deep, but exciting, at least I think it is. I'm sure this is why this book is the #6th bestselling book on Amazon, but I wonder how many people read the book this way and put this much thinking into each chapter. I definitely didn't until Paul Martinelli walked me though each chapter of the book. REVIEW WHAT WE'VE LEARNED in PART 1 and PART 2 to reinforce what we've covered before adding a new layer. KNOW WHAT WE WANT: Begin with identifying what you really want. Clearly defined goals written as if you have already attained your goal. I'm so happy and grateful now that---and write out what you want by a certain date. ADD FEELINGS AND EMOTIONS: Engage your emotions, feelings, and expectation which has a magical power that continues to drive what you are seeking, towards you, and you towards it. GET YOUR SENSES INVOLVED: Use all of your 5 senses to see yourself in attainment of your goal, feel it, even put something in your physical surroundings that you can touch like I did years ago when I put a small cactus in my room in Toronto, to help me to visualize moving to this new location. This small cactus helped me to imagine (beyond my senses) the beautiful landscape and mountains of AZ when I looked outside of my window in Toronto, and could only see snowbanks, frost and icicles. THE POWER OF REPETITION: Write and repeat what you want twice a day, with whatever method works for you. Grant Cardone uses a legal notepad, I read my goals out from where they are written on my wall, and write them on a notepad, and have seen others using letterboards where they have to take the time to write out their goals using letters, or whiteboards they can write on and erase their every day. ACT AS IF WHAT YOU WANT IS YOURS: When someone asks you what you are working on, your language is imperative for the direction of where you are going. Do you say “I'm trying for xyz” or “I'm in the process of achieving xyz” that gives a whole different level of confidence. Whenever I hear someone say they will “try” something, it's a clear indicator it's not even on their radar. There's no such thing as “try.” You are either doing something, or you're not. CHOOSE FAITH OVER FEAR: When you keep moving, past all obstacles, you will notice that new people, circumstances and situations will come your way to help you. There is no such thing as “something for nothing.” This only comes with hard work and perseverance. Which leads us to the next step in the process with Chapter 4: Autosuggestion or “Self-Suggestion” (Chapter 4, Page 69, TAGR). This chapter is best described with a quick lesson on how the mind works. I first wrote about this in my first book, The Secret for Teens Revealed[iii] (page 71) Lesson 2: What is Your Mind? I first learned this concept while working with Proctor in the seminar industry, and it really did change the way that I think. The idea of creating order in our mind with the image of the stickperson originated from Dr. Thurman Fleet in 1934 and is a way of thinking of our mind. If you look at the image in the show notes labelled A, B and C of the stickperson. Our conscious mind (A) in the diagram, is the part of our mind that we use when we are consciously doing something like reading, studying, learning, solving problems, or playing sports. ***Non-Conscious Mind (B)[iv] is the part of our mind that accepts whatever enters it. This is an extremely powerful concept and since I learned this BEFORE I had children, I was very careful of not playing the news around the kids, even when they were babies. We know that watching and listening to the negativity on the news is not good for us, as it all seeps into our mind when it's in this submissive state (or a baby's mind that is wide open to whatever you put into it) and this can change how we feel. That's because what we are hearing is going right into our non-conscious mind and impacting our body and in turn, as adults, impacting our results. If you have young children, you can use this to their advantage by guarding their mind from negativity and adding positivity when you can, by whispering in their ear before they go to bed at night something powerful like “you will achieve all of your goals and live a wonderful happy life” as you send them off to sleep. Always be mindful of what you have playing in the background of your home. With this principle of autosuggestion, it really does matter. It's also important to think about this when we sit down to eat. Our mind goes into a submission state, when it's not thinking, and anyone else's negative thoughts can go straight into our non-conscious mind. It's very important that we are careful who we surround ourselves with, as their thoughts can impact our mood, for this reason. We have all “felt” this happen, and this image explains why. Our Body (C): I know that you will know that our thinking and attitude can impact our health, since our body inherits what our mind expresses. Healthy thoughts, put our body in the best environment for health and conversely, when we dwell on negative situations, that can stress our body and can cause dis-ease. A healthy dose of optimism can go a long way with coping with life's stressful situations. Just by looking at the stickperson diagram, we can see how autosuggestion is one way to access our non-conscious mind so that we must be in integrity of what we are thinking, and feeling, creating the results we want. When our thoughts and feelings are lined up, it's called PRAXIS and is the first step towards putting this principle into action. By repeating your goals twice a day, eventually, with time, you will believe what you are saying, build faith, and it's the belief mixed with faith that will drive your behavior moving forward. REVIEWING YOUR HIGHER FACULTIES: Before we move onto the next chapter, Chapter 5, on Specialized Knowledge, I think it's important to bring up one of the BIG IDEA'S I learned from working with Bob Proctor, who has been reading this book for his entire life (over 57 years). If you go back and listen to EPISODE #67[v], you will see BIG IDEA #4 where I explain the importance of learning to live beyond our 5 senses (or what we can see, hear, smell, taste and touch) that can be limiting. We can access new information, deeper flashes of insight, higher levels of creativity, if we learn to live with our 6 intellectual faculties that operate beyond our 5 senses for a competitive advantage. Napoleon Hill thought that intuition (or the sixth sense as he calls it) and imagination are so important that he added them to his chapters or principles that we will dive into in later episodes. Intuition is a mental tool that gives us answers, by picking up the energy or feeling from another person or situation. Sometimes we feel we just know the answer, or we have a gut feeling. That is our intuition at work, and we must learn to develop and listen to it. With practice, we can learn to trust our intuition and become confident with that which we feel or know. Then, we can move confidently toward that which we want without any doubt, because we've used this higher faculty that instills a level of trust within  ourselves. Chapter 5-Specialized Knowledge To further hone in on what we want, chapter 5 reminds us to add an understanding of specialized knowledge which separates you from everyone else, making you special with the knowledge you have acquired. In chapter 5 we learn that knowledge (general or specialized) must be “organized and intelligently directed” (CH 5, page 79, TAGR) “and is only potential power. It becomes power only when, and if it is organized into definite plans of action and directed to a definite end.” This makes sense when we think about everything we learn in school (general knowledge) that has no use unless we apply and use it in some way (specialized). Hill explains this is the “missing link in all systems of education … the failure of educational institutions to teach their students HOW TO ORGANIZE AND USE KNOWLEDGE AFTER THEY ACQUIRE IT.” (CH 5, Page 80, TAGR). Henry Ford even said that he has a row of buttons on his desk that he can push to find out answers to anything he wants (general knowledge) and that any “person is educated who knows where to get knowledge when needed, and how to organize that knowledge into definite plans of action. Through the assistance of his Master Mind, Henry Ford had at his command all the specialized knowledge he needed to enable him to become one of the wealthiest men in America.” (Ch.5, Page 81, TAGR). If you think about this principle and what it means, I think about why some books become best sellers, and others are still great, but are missing something. Think about Stephen Covey's 7 Habits of Highly Effective People that we covered on EPISODE #68[vi] on The Neuroscience of Personal Change. Why was Covey's book so successful and named the number 1 most influential book of the 20th century, selling more than 40 million copies in 50-plus languages[vii]. I think one of the reasons was that it contained specialized knowledge (The 7 Habits) in a framework that showed us how to organize and use it, after we read the book. We are taught what to do with each habit, with clear steps on how to implement this new and specialized knowledge into our life to manage ourselves, and others. Next, think about another book, Eckhart Tolle's The Power of Now[viii] that might still be an incredible book, but it was missing something. If you have read this book, you might be able to recall something about it, or that Tolle worked with Oprah on a series to teach these concepts, or you might remember specifics about the book, but was there a framework to help you to apply what the book was teaching us? Can you remember anything about it? There were incredible lessons in this book, but they were not organized in a framework to help people to use and apply them. “Knowledge is not power until it becomes organized in definite plans and action.” (Ch 5, Page 80, TAGR) and Hill reminds us that just because Henry Ford had little formal education, it didn't mean that he was not “educated.” The word educate comes from the Latin word “educo” that means to “educe, to draw out, to develop from within. An educated person is not necessarily one who has an abundance of general or specialized knowledge. Educated people have developed the faculties of their mind (that we reviewed with BIG IDEA #4 above) so that they may acquire anything they want, or its equivalent, without violating the rights of others.” (CH 5, Page 80, TAGR). How to Use Specialized Knowledge to Reach New Heights? How good are you at what you do? Are you continually looking to improve your talent? When you can take someone who has developed their talent in a way that comes natural to you, but amazes others, you have developed something unique. This must be improved, honed and further developed to continue to grow, expand and meet with success. Do you see how each principle in this book is a part of a formula? It's a process… Be sure that whatever your idea or goal is, that you continue to grow and refine it, adding more and more specialized knowledge to what you are building, which brings us to the last piece of the formula in this episode. Chapter 6-Our Imagination. The final part of this episode is when we add our imagination to the mix, to think beyond what we can see, and into the unknown world where our unattained vision lays. Imagination is Everything[ix] according to author Earl Nightingale. All great inventions are created in two separate places: the mind of the inventor and the physical world when the inventor creates it. Our lives reflect how well we use our imagination, because when we hit one plateau of success, it will be our imagination that will take us to what's next. When we create our crystal-clear vision, that we read and write twice a day, we are activating our imagination to do this.  When we write and read our vision in detail it activates cells of recognition in our brain that when we imagine what we write, eventually our brain will accept and recognize what we are telling it, and it will go from feeling like a crazy pipe dream, to eventually something that you can see yourself doing. Then one day, what you imagined, becomes your reality. Think of all the inventions over the past 50 years that changed how we live our lives. Someone had to think of how the world has changed in the past 10 years with the image in the show notes showing how Amazon has almost no stores, Uber owns almost no cars, Facebook creates no content, Airbnb owns no real estate, Netflix is not a TV channel and Bitcoin has no physical coins. All of these ideas began in someone's imagination, and are transforming the world. Did you know that in 2020, Jeff Bezos' annual salary from Amazon was “$81, 840 which qualities as middle-income wage in his home state of California.”[x] Bezos' increase in wealth came in 2020 mostly from Amazon stock prices. He is now said to “make more in one second than most people make in one week. He makes about $8.9 billion per month, $2.5 billion per week, or $321 million per day”[xi] Which brings us to one of the most famous quotes of this book. Napoleon Hill writes “If you are one of those people who believe that hard work and honesty will bring you riches, perish the thought. It is not true. Riches, when they come in huge quantities are never the result of hard work! Riches come, if they come at all, in response to definite demands, based on the application of definite principles, and not by change or luck.” (Chapter 6, Page 108, TAGR). I'm sure we can all see how the Pandemic causes many of us to shop online, which meant there was a demand for what Bezos had created and Bezos was prepared and ready when this demand hit and I'm sure he had a clear pathway for his vision that wanted to build. REVIEW OF PART 3 To sum up this episode, and prepare for Chapter 7 on Organized Planning, Chapter 8 on Decision, and 9 on Persistence, don't forget to review the important steps in PART 1 and 2 that we went over in the past 2 episodes. Next, Review how our mind thinks: with the concept of the stick person so we can see how repeating and writing out our goals is an easy way to put them on autosuggestion. Learn to live beyond our five senses: (or what we can see, hear, smell, taste and touch) that can be limiting. Revisit episode #67 and pay attention to the definition of intuition and imagination, since Hill felt they were important enough to list both of these in his 15 principles. Keep Learning: by thinking of how you will continue to acquire and organize specialized knowledge that will take you to new levels with your craft. Let Your Imagination Soar: Hill suggests reading the entire book first but coming back to this chapter “to put your imagination to work” (Ch. 6, Page 100, TAGR). Remember this is all a part of a process. If it seems like there are many ideas stacked together, just keep reading, and thinking and each time you put in some more thought to the potential of these ideas, your awareness will expand, giving you a new level of confidence for whatever you are working on. See you in a few days with the next 3 chapters. RESOURCES: Chapter 4: Autosuggestion Published on YouTube July 28, 2018  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYOc329tEYQ Chapter 5: Specialized Knowledge Published on YouTube July 28, 2018 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MV9KVZ0sQ7Q REFERENCES: [i] Neuroscience Meets Social and Emotional Learning Podcast EPISODE #190 PART 1 “Making 2022 Your Best Year Ever”  https://andreasamadi.podbean.com/e/think-and-grow-rich-book-review-part-1-how-to-make-2022-your-best-year-ever/ [ii] What Oprah Learned from Jim Carrey October 12, 2011 https://www.oprah.com/oprahs-lifeclass/what-oprah-learned-from-jim-carrey-video [iii] The Secret for Teens Revealed by Andrea Samadi, Published September 15, 2008 https://www.amazon.com/Secret-Teens-Revealed-Teenagers-Leadership/dp/1976820030 [iv] ***If you have heard of the term sub-conscious mind used where I say non-conscious, it's just because I have substituted non-conscious as a more recent term for what we used to call the subconscious mind. [v]Neuroscience Meets Social and Emotional Learning Podcast EPISODE #67 “Expanding Your Awareness with a Deep Dive into Most Important Concepts Learned from Bob Proctor Seminars: https://andreasamadi.podbean.com/e/expanding-your-awareness-with-a-deep-dive-into-bob-proctors-most-powerful-seminars/ [vi]Neuroscience Meets Social and Emotional Learning Podcast EPISODE #68 “The Neuroscience of Personal Change: With Stephen R. Covey's 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”  https://andreasamadi.podbean.com/e/the-neuroscience-of-personal-change/ [vii] How Stephen Covey's The 7 Habits Guides Leaders in Times of Challenge and Uncertainty by Marcel Schwantes, https://www.inc.com/marcel-schwantes/stephen-covey-the-7-habits-of-highly-effective-people-leaders.html [viii] The Power of Now by Eckert Tolle August 1, 2004 https://www.amazon.com/Power-Now-Guide-Spiritual-Enlightenment/dp/1577314808 [ix] Imagination is Everything YouTube by Earl Nightingale https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e25hRhKPm4M [x] Mind-Blowing Facts About Jeff Bezos' Wealth Published July 27, 2021 by Dawn Allcot https://www.yahoo.com/now/5-mind-blowing-facts-jeff-182204262.html?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAABJswqzQ-kSEQG-_kMdVZLAFZZRj0X13NDhrKwPFWjvxnht_QzHjo0yPUi5ydMf8G33y7o8SmqRJeHTVTOo3ADKOGRmSXd2d5DGyWiTinM0qb-IoVUVzkXxHpDA0NIvj8BS3hF9mHF5OGCxjC8Fuf_ikfLkGkmENcWHExq_zvzrR [xi] IBID

7 Figure Flipping with Bill Allen
[517] Success Secrets From a 1960s Vinyl Record

7 Figure Flipping with Bill Allen

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 10:56


Just before Christmas I got a box in the mail from my mentor Russell Brunson.It contained some awesome things……including a set of vinyl records with ACTUAL recordings made by Napoleon Hill in the 1960s.I couldn't believe my eyes when I opened the box.Napoleon Hill studied success and was the godfather of the mastermind concept that forms the foundation of just about everything we do here at 7 Figure Flipping.These records are pure gold.And almost NO ONE has heard these recordings before.So I want to play one of these records for you today.It contains something everyone needs to hear (without this, you WON'T achieve your goals in life or in real estate or business or anything else)...Listen in now!It has to do with something Napoleon Hill called “definiteness of purpose.”When I heard this I knew I had to share it. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Master Mind, Body and Spirit
Paul Davis: Finding and Living Your Life's Purpose

Master Mind, Body and Spirit

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 87:07


Paul William Davis is an intuitive advisor, an entrepreneur, a best-selling author and an award-winning business growth consultant and speaker.    Help us fight censorship! Get immediate access to exclusive and censorship free content by donation or free by becoming a member here    

Internet Marketing and Entrepreneurship with Miles
The Law Of Attraction Made Easy

Internet Marketing and Entrepreneurship with Miles

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 21:57


Look, you can create the life of your dreams... As long as you know HOW! There is a process that I first learned from Napoleon Hill's Think & Grow Rich book that I've used to create a remarkable life... You're learning that today. This video summarizes what I've learned from more than 20 years studying and applying the law of attraction in my life to help you build the life of your dreams, too. For more videos on the law of attraction and attraction marketing watch this: www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOo-_wvKuFM For the perfect day exercise, as mentioned, watch this next: www.youtube.com/watch?v=23QJmgWr4Ys And the real key is to follow the synchronicities once you get these 3 steps explained in the video sorted out: www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNDBru6Zo8E If you want the specific steps how to use law of attraction marketing, read this: www.milesbeckler.com/attraction-marketing/ You can do it! Miles Beckler

Neuroscience Meets Social and Emotional Learning
Think and Grow Rich Book Review PART 2 ”Thinking Differently and Choosing Faith over Fear.”

Neuroscience Meets Social and Emotional Learning

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 26:13


Welcome back to PART 2 of Making 2022 You Best Year Ever with EPISODE #191 on “The Importance of Thinking Differently and Choosing Faith over Fear” as we continue our deep dive into Napoleon Hill's Classic book, Think and Grow Rich, that has sold over 15 million copies worldwide. Be sure to click here to access the images in the show notes. For those new, or returning guests, welcome back to Season 7 of our Podcast I'm Andrea Samadi, author, and educator from Toronto, Canada, now in Arizona, and like many of you who tune in, have been fascinated with learning, understanding, and applying the most current brain research to improve productivity in our schools, our sports, and workplace environments. This month, I decided to share my notes with you on a book that I have been studying every year, with Paul Martinelli, who has studied this book for most of his career. On our first episode[i] and PART 1 of this book study, where we cover the Author's Introduction and Desire chapter, we opened with a quote from Undercover Billionaire Grant Cardone, who said, “In order to get to the next level of whatever you're doing, you must think and act in a wildly different way than you previously have been” and this is where I wanted to begin this episode, with reviewing Chapter 1 “Thoughts Are Things” with the idea that we must “think” in a wildly different way than we previously have to obtain NEW results in 2022. On this episode, you will learn ✔︎ How to go from fear to hope, using faith, in pursuit of your goals. ✔︎ How to “think” wildly different than you did last year. ✔︎ Examples of people who “thought” their way to their goals, making their ability to “think” the best investment of their lifetime. ✔︎ The 6 STEPS you must take every day, that will put your goal on autosuggestion. ✔︎ Common mistakes made when goal-setting/achieving. ✔︎ 4 steps to overcome your fears, helping you to break through to new levels in 2022. ✔︎ How to becoming unwavering with our faith, helping us when obstacles appear. How Do We “Think in a Wildly Different Way” to Get New Results? The answer is--by expanding our awareness. I'm sure you see now why studying Think and Grow Rich by reading and thinking about every word we are reading is so very important. We could spend a whole year studying this book, which is why I think we should all keep reading it, gaining more awareness long after January and this book study ends. Look at it this way. Remember the last lesson where we looked at how ideas are formed, and how it's up to us to act on our ideas and bring them to fruition. IMAGE: Levels of Frequencies of Thought Look at the image in the show notes of the levels of frequency and think of this as an example of where you are now, or the thoughts, feelings, and actions you are currently living with, giving you a certain result. Then imagine all the lines above where you are now, leading to where you want to go. Think of these frequencies like radio stations. To tune into the radio station you want, you need to turn the dial to that frequency. This is exactly the same idea to think about when we want to tune into the frequency that our goals exist on. And it won't be with the level of thinking you have at your current level. That's the whole point of Marshall Goldsmith's book What Got You Here, Won't Get You There: How Successful People Become Even More Successful.[ii] To ATTAIN your goal, or a new result, you will need to “think and act in a wildly different way that you previously have been” like Grant Cardone, reminded us. That's because the goal is on a different frequency than where you are now. To hit this NEW target, you will need to think NEW thoughts, take NEW actions, that will create NEW results, and none of them will be what you are currently doing. When I first saw this image, I remember wondering “well how on the earth do I magically get on the same level of vibration as the thing that I really want?” and the first time I did this exercise, I wrote down that I wanted to live in the United States (when I lived in Toronto at the time) and had no idea how I would ever make that happen. In the beginning, we don't need to know all the details on “how” we will do what we want to do. How Do You Move to a New Frequency? Over the years, and once I had achieved a few goals this way, it became obvious how this works. Think back 5 years ago to the person you were then. You have probably grown and changed since then and may be nothing like the person you once were. You had new experiences that took you to a new frequency. It can happen with a new job, where you must think in an entirely different way than you had to with a previous job, or maybe you moved to a new location, like I did, and had new experiences that have changed you. Now you can see the importance of why Napoleon Hill called this book “Think and Grow Rich” because it is crucial that we change our thinking to obtain the new results we are looking for. When we change our thinking, we will have new experiences, that will change our conditions, circumstances and environment, changing our vibration or frequency level and put us exactly where we need to be for the attainment of our goal. Only then, will we be able to look back and explain how we did it to others. Yesterday, I ran into my good friend Jeff Gould on the hiking trails, otherwise known as South Mountain Cowboy, who has been horseback riding on these mountains for the past 40 years and he looks younger than most of us who run up and down the hills daily. While chatting with Jeff this morning, who is a huge supporter of this podcast, he shared what he's learning from the episodes, and that he's always challenging himself to “think differently” by tuning into these episodes, which is probably what keeps him looking and feeling so young! I agreed with him that happiness comes naturally when we do what we love, continually challenge ourselves to grow, and live life doing whatever it is that makes us happy. It's a simple formula really--we radiate energy when we are doing what we love and enjoy the most, aligning ourselves with more and more experiences, as we continually expand and grow in pursuit of our vision. Can you see how 2022 can be your best year ever? It just takes your vision, and your will to achieve it, and I love seeing people like Jeff, living their dream on a daily basis. Jeff Gould, Southmountain Cowboy, on Telegraph Pass Mountain, AZ. Edwin C. Barnes In Chapter 1 “The Power of Thought” Hill talks about Edwin C. Barnes who also had a vision that he wanted to achieve when he “thought” his way into a partnership with Thomas Edison. Hill shares how Barnes had this burning desire to work with Thomas Edison. This was his goal, and was way out there for him, because he didn't even know Edison, and was short on money to pay for his rail fare to get him to New Jersey to meet him. Barnes overcame all the obstacles he faced, and Edison described meeting the man he would eventually partner with by recalling the day he arrived. He said, “he stood there before me looking like an ordinary tramp, but there was something in the expression of his face which conveyed the impression that he was determined to get what he had come after.” (Page 2, TAGR). Edison recognized the look in his eyes and it's what allowed him to eventually go into partnership with Barnes, who had no money, or influence to bring to the table, but he did have “initiative, faith and the will to win” (CH 1, page 4, TAGR) which was all Edison needed to see. Barnes thought wildly differently to obtain what he wanted, and Edison picked up the energy or vibration that came from him, and it was easy for him to trust this was going to be a lucrative partnership. There are more important examples in this chapter, that I hope you will read, to see why we should never quit when we experience defeat, and why persistence is a power that often gets a person what they want, but only when one persists long after most people would usually give up. Have you even seen this principle in action? I saw an example of this recently while researching Dr. David Sinclair, who we covered on EPISODE #189[iii] when I uncovered that he had to self-fund his trip from Australia to MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) to interview to work in their lab, which he did. He didn't let his lack of funds stop him from finding his way to MIT and had many obstacles to overcome when he would eventually begin his work, when he experienced criticism for the direction he wanted to take, when other researchers questioned whether “aging was even a thing”[iv] to study. He had a clear vision of what he wanted and didn't let any obstacles get in his way, even though he faced many that began in his early days and was just something he had to push through. Chapter 2: DESIRE Which brings us to Chapter 2: DESIRE and why we must know what we want, with a crystal-clear vision, and hold an unwavering belief that we can have it, and expect that we will have it, remembering this is where it all begins. That “all achievement, begins with an idea.” (Napoleon Hill). Barnes had a “burning desire” (CH2, page 19 TAGR) that “was not a hope.  It was not a wish. It was a pulsating desire, which transcended everything else. It was definite.” (CH2, page 19, TAGR). Barnes wanted to work with Edison, even though there was no evidence of these two meeting. It wasn't like Edison and Barnes had been talking about this idea for a while, it was Barnes's idea, and when he started to move this idea into form, I'm sure he thought it was crazy and something he wouldn't be shouting out from the rooftops. Going from where we are now, to where we want to go, is a process. You are never ready when you start something, but you will never be 100% ready. You just need to start and do the thing that you want to do. When I moved from Canada to the US in early 2001, I remember following this process, and not sure of “how” exactly I was going to do it. Proctor would always remind us that we don't need to know “how” we will do what we want, but just get it started and the way will be shown. That was true. The way will always be shown, along with a billion obstacles that will show up as well, to try to deter you from moving forward. You just need to know WHAT you want and WHY, and this will drive your behavior. You can only explain HOW you did it after the fact, looking back, once you arrive there. Do you know what you want? Do you have that burning desire that Edison saw in Barnes's eyes? Remember, it's difficult to see our own potential, but others can surely see it in us. That burning desire of what you want radiates from you, and others can pick up this energy, and like Edison did with Barnes, help move you to where you need to go. That's why you can't be shy about what you are working on. You will need all the help you can get, from as many different sources as possible. And there's something else to consider. “Every person who wins in any undertaking must be willing to burn his ships and cut all sources of retreat.” (CH 2, page 21, TAGR).  Barnes did this when he found his way to New Jersey to meet with Edison, and Dr. David Sinclair did it when he left Australia for MIT. I remember doing this when I left Toronto. There was no going back saying “oh it didn't work out” because I had burned all ships and had no other options. You must be committed with your decision (which is another chapter) but you will see how all of these chapters tie into each other. The Latin root word for the word decision literally means “to cut” so when you make a decision, you must never go back. You've burned your ships and cut all sources of retreat. Which brings us to the important 6 Steps to Achieve Your Goal in chapter 2.  You will notice that these steps are written with the idea of drawing finances to you, but these 6 steps can be used to bring ANY goal your way. These are the 6 steps I have written on my wall, that I read every day, and Grant Cardone, Uncover Billionaire says he does this as well, all 6 steps, every day, twice a day. I've watched him do it using a legal pad of paper in less than 3 minutes. Either way, the 6 steps to put any goal into our non-conscious mind, so that it eventually happens on autopilot, without much effort,  is as follows: Write out a clear description of what you want. You must be prepared to give something of value up in return for what you want. There no such thing as “something for nothing.” When you begin working on your action steps, it will become clear what you are giving up. Set a date when you intend to have this goal that you desire. Create your action plan, to carry out what you want, whether you are ready for it or not. Write this out in detail! Read what you wrote twice a day! “As you read, see and feel and believe yourself already in the possession” (CH 2, page 23, TAGR) of what you want. It's this simple, but not really, because most people won't follow these steps. I was surprised when I watched Grant Cardone demonstrating how he WRITES and READS his goals twice a day, mostly because I know where this idea originated from, and most people miss that reading out loud part. Cardone didn't. He knows these six steps and didn't miss one of them. It's easy to read this book, and grab some ideas to implement, and make some mistakes, and not do exactly what the book suggests. That's why it's called “Think and Grow Rich.” Common Mistakes That Are Made When Setting Goals-That Will Guarantee That None of this Will Work? People set goals on what they know they can do, or what they've done in the past. You will be sure to fail this way, because there is no inspiration in going after what we already know we can do. You need to really stretch yourself, and think of what you want, that takes you beyond where you have ever been before in this process. You'll be sure to fail if you don't change your plans when they aren't working. If your Plan A fails, do you have a Plan B? Remember—you don't need to know exactly how you will attain your goal. Just begin, do the work, and eventually you will achieve it, and only then will you be able to explain this process to others. Chapter 2 has some examples of well-known, highly successful people who have put these ideas into action and ends with Hill summarizing the process for us when he says “I want to convey the thought that all achievement, no matter what it's nature or purpose, must begin with an intense, burning desire for something definite. Through some strange and powerful principle of mental chemistry, nature wraps up in the impulse of strong desire that something which recognizes no such word as impossible and accepts no such reality as failure. We must remember that there's a difference between “wishing for” something and being ready to receive it. Remember that look that Edison saw in Barnes's eyes? Do you have that look with whatever it is you want? If I was standing in front of you, and asked you “what do you really want” would you answer this question clearly and confidently, with that look in your eye, and be able to show me how you would use the 6 steps, with your action plan, or would this question catch you off guard, like when Proctor first asked me, and I wasn't prepared to answer it? This brings new meaning to the quote— “Luck is when preparation and opportunity meet.” How? Over time, we become better at what we do. Every day that we write and repeat our vision out loud, it etches deeper into our being. Our vision becomes who we are, and we never let it rest, until we perfect our craft and achieve our goals.  Keep going and remember “if a person is not prepared when the opportunity arises, it will only make them look foolish.” (Earl Nightingale). How Do I Overcome my Fears? What happens when you begin moving towards your big, outrageous idea, and FEAR, or DOUBT starts to set in, ruining your vision, and making you want to give up? This will happen. It will happen more times than you'd like. Dr. Sinclair mentioned it happened to him when he finally got to MIT to work on his vision of creating anti-aging strategies and people he worked with challenged his ideas, urging him to reconsider his vision, and that “anti-aging” wasn't a thing to do study. He talked about this on Joe Rogan's podcast that he called home and was worried that he had made a mistake with his vision. It's easy to see HOW this happens, when it's not you who is experiencing the fear.  Look at the image in the show notes where you see your INSPIRED IDEA that you are working on with focused thought. I write about this in my first book, The Secret for Teens Revealed[v], and it's something I learned from my early days of working with Proctor. The Terror Barrier or The Change Mechanism To break through to a new level, you will need to break through what Proctor called the Terror Barrier, and I re-named it The Change Mechanism in my first book. It's what happens when you have a major shift in your life, and you begin to feel scared deep inside that maybe you have made a mistake. Your entire Central Nervous System starts to go off as you begin to think of this new thought. I remember feeling this when I quit my teaching job, broke my contact with TDSB and went to work for Proctor for $10 an hour. It didn't help that my Dad screamed at me that I would regret this decision for the rest of my life, but I really did believe that there was more I needed to learn. You will go through these 4 stages with your new idea. Stage 1: Help I'm Stuck (Bondage). When you are here, you are living in your comfort zone. Life is easy, because you are not stretching outside your comfort zone. There is no discomfort or fear. But, if you were to be honest, this type of life is playing it safe. You might know you are capable of so much more, but are afraid to take the necessary steps needed for this change. You are stuck here, in your old paradigm. If you look at the image in the show notes, I show a person who is thinking x thoughts in their conscious mind, with x thoughts in their non-conscious mind, getting x results. They are not doing anything new, and their results will stay the same. We have all been here, stuck, not sure of how to make a change. Stage 2: I'm Frustrated If we live life stuck for too long, you will become frustrated, because it's natural that we want to BE, DO, and HAVE more with our life. We are either creating (expanding) and growing, or we are going the other way, disintegrating, not growing, and frustrated. The feeling of frustration can be motivating, and push you to make a change, and try something different. Stage 3: I'm Making Changes, But Feeling So Uncomfortable At this stage, you have taken a new idea (I label it a Y idea in my diagram) in your conscious mind, but your non-conscious mind still has the old X idea (or whatever you are currently doing) so there is cognitive dissonance at the brain level. The new idea might be a new job, moving somewhere else, or maybe an entire career change, and suddenly, in the middle of the decision-making process, your entire central nervous system goes out of control, and you are overcome with fear. It's because your non-conscious mind is still operating with your old idea, or whatever you are currently doing, and you will think that you have made a mistake and question your decision. At this point, we must understand that the opposite of FEAR is FAITH, leading us to Chapter 3 of the book. We feel fear because we lack understanding, FAITH is based on understanding, and when we have it, we can move forward, and never look back at our old life. We will only advance forward to new opportunity with understanding, and the use of FAITH. It's here that we BREAK FREE from our past, and experience the final stage, Stage 4: Freedom Freedom is achieved when we step outside of our comfort zone, feeling uncomfortable, but doing it anyway, and keep moving towards growth. You'll see in my diagram the Y (or new idea) in the conscious mind, over time will create a Y idea in your non-conscious mind, and with time, you will notice that you made the switch, broke free from your past where you were stuck, into a more fulfilling life, creating new results. You did this using faith that Hill says “is the head chemist of the mind.” (CH 3, page 45, TAGR). How Do We Develop Faith? “Faith is a state of mind that may be induced, or created by affirmations or repeated instructions..through the principle of auto-suggestion” (CH 3, page 46, TAGR). We develop Faith by following the 6 Steps, writing and reading our goal out loud every day, twice a day, until it moves into our non-conscious mind on autosuggestion. It's a process. If you have never read your goal out loud before, I will tell you that it feels weird in the beginning. When I first started doing this activity, I would close my window, thinking my neighbors will think I'm crazy, especially when I did this process trying to win grant funding for some of the projects I worked on. The first time you do this, you will feel weird, until with time, your words flow quickly, confidently, and easily. You will read your goals out loud “as if you were already in possession of them” (CH 3, page 48, TAGR). I found it helps to say something like “I'm so happy and grateful now that….” and whatever it is that you want “now that I'm awarded a $50,000 grant to work with students in our schools” or whatever it is that you might be working on. This is the part where we may all have different beliefs with this process, but if you are like me, and believe that there is something bigger than you, you can call it whatever you want (God, Spirit, Infinite Intelligence) whatever you call it, you will feel it in this process. Hill wrote that “FAITH is the element, the chemical which when mixed with prayer, gives one direct communication with Infinite Intelligence.” (CH 3, page 49, TAGR). We must have FAITH in our DREAMS, not in our DOUBTS. This is a process, that comes from following the 6 steps of reading/writing our goals every day and doesn't need to take a lot of time, Grant Cardone did it in less than 3 minutes. Faith is a state of mind that will develop as you become more self-aware, self-confident and with experience. Remember—to Become Unwavering with our Faith You must go through the Terror Barrier and match up your conscious mind, with your non-conscious mind. You will continue to build faith through autosuggestion when you write and repeat your goals. Pick one idea that you are working on, and as you move towards it, with new actions, you will develop more self-confidence, self-awareness and self-esteem. This will lead to BELIEF….one day you will be working and think back to the early days when you didn't have the level of confidence, faith and belief that you have today, and you will be grateful that you stepped outside of your comfort zone, through the fear, with faith at your side, into a new life that had more opportunity than you ever realized. Whatever it is that you are working on, remember with that understanding you can move past the fears, doubts, and uncertainties to hope, and this changes your entire mindset, giving you faith, fueling you to keep moving forward. I hope you are enjoying studying this book with me as I'm diving deeper into my notes more thoroughly than I've ever done in the past. Some of the wisest people in the world have studied these principles, and it doesn't matter what your background or level of education is. The playing field is equal for all of us. This book is the essence of success that can be used in anyone's life. I'll see you in the next few days as we move onto Specialized Knowledge, Imagination and Organized planning next episode, with an interview coming with Nick Jonsson, from Singapore, the author of the important and timely book, Executive Loneliness: The 5 Pathways to Overcome Isolation, Stress, Anxiety and Depression in the Modern Business World. FOLLOW ANDREA SAMADI:  YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/AndreaSamadi   Website https://www.achieveit360.com/  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/samadi/  Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/Achieveit360com   Neuroscience Meets SEL Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/2975814899101697   Twitter: https://twitter.com/andreasamadi   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/andreasamadi/  REFERENCES: [i]Neuroscience Meets Social and Emotional Learning Podcast EPISODE #190 PART 1 “Making 2022 Your Best Year Ever”  https://andreasamadi.podbean.com/e/think-and-grow-rich-book-review-part-1-how-to-make-2022-your-best-year-ever/ [ii]What Got You Here, Won't Get You There: How Successful People Become Even More Successful by Marshall Goldsmith, June 12, 2008  https://www.amazon.com/What-Got-Here-Wont-There/dp/1846681375 [iii]Neuroscience Meets Social and Emotional Learning Podcast EPISODE #189 on “Understanding Hormesis: Why Stress and Adversity Make Us Physically and Mentally Stronger” https://andreasamadi.podbean.com/e/understanding-hormesis-why-stress-and-adversity-make-us-physically-and-mentally-stronger/ [iv] The Backlash Dr. Sinclair Faced from the Scientific Community Published Jan.29, 2019 with Joe Rogan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDdAI-X3y1o&t=618s [v] The Secret for Teens Revealed by Andrea Samadi, Published September 15, 2008 https://www.amazon.com/Secret-Teens-Revealed-Teenagers-Leadership/dp/1976820030

Up Your Creative Genius
Pete Cohen: How to own what you are doing so you achieve more and better yourself

Up Your Creative Genius

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 37:35


Pete works with teams and large groups to tackle corporate challenges, raise social awareness and build capability for the future. Connecting with others through his background in psychology, communication, music, business and technology to lead and marshal people from different functions, disciplines, organisations and sectors to work together on projects with a common purpose. Pete's client base ranges from big banks and telecommunication companies to emerging ventures in the digital product and renewable energy industries. He assembled and led cross-functional software development teams using agile and other methods to maintain focus on customer value and deliver impactful business outcomes. Pete is also a musician, he performed in 13 countries over 20 years, releasing 5 albums co-written with my collaborator to critical acclaim. He has a deep understanding in how to create a sense of emotional safety that helps people move beyond what divides them to find common ground. Work, too, is a creative act, and he believes each of us has a valuable part to play in creating a more equitable shared future. Timestamp 1:20 How Patti and Pete become friends 2:09 Pete's background and his life journey 7:23 Pete's 30 days kickstart challenge programme 10:52 Pete's clubhouse podcast 13:36 MI365 coaching practice 15:54 Pete's tip on how to connect with the future you 17:44 How Pete starts his day and his daily routine 23:31 How Pete's parents influenced his mindset 26:08 Inspirational idols that Pete has in his life 29:52 Trust yourself and have faith Pete Cohen's Social Media Instagram https://www.instagram.com/petecohen_/?hl=en Linkedin https://au.linkedin.com/in/petecohen Website https://petecohen.com/ Follow Patti Dobrowolski - Instagram https://www.instagram.com/upyourcreativegenius/ Follow Patti Dobrowolski - Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/in/patti-dobrowolski-532368/ Up Your Creative Geniushttps://www.upyourcreativegenius.com/ Patti Dobrowolski 00:03 Hello superstars. Welcome to the Up Your Creative Genius podcast where you will gain insight and tips to stomp on the accelerator and blast off to transform your business and your life. I'm your host, Patti Dobrowolski. And if this is your first time tuning in, then strap in because this is serious rocket fuel. Each week, I interview fellow creative geniuses to help you learn how easy it is to up your creative genius in any part of your life. Hey, everybody, it's Patti Dobrowolski with Up Your Creative Genius. Oh, my gosh, I have Pete Cohen today. Pete Cohen is my best friend, you need to know that he lives in the UK. He's a coach. He's an author. He's the most amazing speaker, he will inspire an entire room of people to jump on their feet, you know, hold the duck on their head, you know, act wild and crazy and then have these amazing breakthroughs. I have been in many room with you on clubhouse. I've been inspired by you from the moment I met you. And I am so thrilled to have you here. Pete, I know how busy your schedule is. So thanks for squeezing me in. Welcome. Pete Cohen 01:20 Listen, it's an absolute pleasure. I was just had a flashback when you were talking about me because you and I worked together in Nice. And we had a global audience. And there were interpreters. Patti Dobrowolski 01:31 Yes, the translators in the translation booths. Yeah. Pete Cohen 01:35 And I when I was talking, I was watching them. And they were moving their hands to so much. What are they doing? Patti Dobrowolski 01:42 And thinking slow down, slow down, they have to translate slow down. Pete Cohen 01:48 Yeah. But when I spoke to them and ask them, first off, they were Italian, which might not seem. Patti Dobrowolski 01:53 That's why their hands waving. Pete Cohen 01:55 But they said we had to feel what you were saying. And that's why we're moving on. Patti Dobrowolski 02:00 Yeah, I love that. Pete Cohen 02:02 You know, that's what I one of the things I love about you, Patti, you could speak in a different language. And I would still feel like, wow, it's awesome. Patti Dobrowolski 02:09 So I feel the same way about you, Pete. You're just incredible. And so, you know, you have to tell me, how did you decide to do this? Like, you are so well known all over the UK and the world now. Right? You were known around the world a little bit. But now, I mean, you had that coach bus that went around Britain, you know, just tell me tell the audience a little bit about your story from the beginning, how Pete Cohen and then how did it begin? And then what's happening now? Okay, move us from time. Pete Cohen 02:43 Okay, so I mean, we talk about pivoting, right, which is what your podcast is all about. And I think for me, I first made a pivot when I wanted to be an actor, you know, just like you, I had a big problem. I had a big problem with acting, it was learning lines twice, I've got two major roles in productions. And both times different directors just said, look, it's taking you too long to learn the lion. So we're going to have to give that part to somebody else. And we're going to give you a smaller role. So I always wanted to act, because I love to be on stage, I love to share, you know, it's not that I want to be seen even though I did want to be seen for a long time. Patti Dobrowolski 03:19 Yes. Pete Cohen 03:19 I want to share. Patti Dobrowolski 03:20 Yeah. Pete Cohen 03:20 And I've had that wonderful opportunity. I was on TV in the UK for 10 years, I had my own TV show, I've been published by the biggest publishers in the world. And I was then another guy, none of that none of that matters. Now, probably like you like all of your listeners, we've had times where we have to pivot, but most of the times that pivots come because circumstances push us into the pivot, rather than we don't have to wait for disaster or prognosis to decide, you know, to be different. Patti Dobrowolski 03:51 Yes, it's true. And I will say this, that you really have pivoted in a major way in your frame of mind and your mindset about who you are and why you're here in the world. And so, you know, that was really an incredible change. So, you know, you mentioned one little thing, which this is something we shared in common. In our early years, we really did strive to be seen, we wanted to be seen that was the most important thing. Don't get me wrong. I love being seen. And I love being on stage. It's incredible, right? To be able to share what it is in a big audience, like you do. But you made a big mindset shift about that and tell me how did you get to this place where you're more focused on what you can do to help other people okay and on yourself? Because that is a big part of your platform. Pete Cohen 04:44 Well, I mean come on, Patti. I mean, you and I are very humble, right? We're very, very humble people. Patti Dobrowolski 04:50 I think you're more humble than I am. I'm a Leo. I can't help myself. I just get a little fool of myself sometimes. But yes, I'll pull it back. Yes. Pete Cohen 04:58 I don't think so. I think you're right Very, very humble and you get to an age, I think, where you realise that it's not really about me. It's about what I'm doing. Yeah, but it's not. Let's just be honest here, Patti, you know, I was a bit of a fraud for many years because I've been talking to people about I'm a coach. Right? Right. That's why do those people come to me? And it's like, okay, where are you? Where do you want to go? Let's sort this out. Let's talk about the future. But if you ask me about the future, I hated the question. I remember someone saying to me a guy in America, he said, Come on, let's talk about you in five years time, I said, I don't want to talk about that. Because I didn't say this. I don't have a clue what that looks like. But it was only through, as you know, my wife having a brain tumour not being given long to live, that my coach who was in Dallas at the time told me, you know, find people that are still alive and find out why. And then he said, Ask her what she's going to do when she gets better. I didn't ask her that question for three years, then I remember exactly where I was. That day. I said to her, you know, kind of Rafael asked me to ask you, what do you want to do when you get better? And she cried? Because she wasn't thinking about the future. So then guess what I did? I googled, I remember exactly where I was when I wrote the words. Throw your future into my computer. Guess who came up? Patti Dobrowolski. Well, yeah, who would have believed because I'm quite ballsy in terms of she watched your TED talk. She drew the future, the future that she drew, that is the house that we're in right now. you know. Patti Dobrowolski 06:28 Yeah. Yeah. Pete Cohen 06:29 And what was even more amazing about all of this isn't, I then reached out to your agent, your agent contacted you? You came on my podcast. But you made a few comments about the way it looked afterwards. Patti Dobrowolski 06:41 Oh, yeah. Yeah, I forgot. Something in the background there. You need, like riots backfire? Yeah, right, right. Pete Cohen 06:50 But we became great friends, you came over to the UK, you spoken at both of my big conferences, you've been an amazing friend.And you have taught me you are massively Pivotal, in what the work I now do, which is about knowing who you want to be an identifying because what got you here, it ain't got to get you there. Now, if you don't draw your future, you don't form a relationship with your future. Just literally stop and go. And go back. Go back. Patti Dobrowolski 07:23 I love that. For those of you that are just listening, he held up a stop sign just then when he said Stop, you know, because I think unless you know your history, right, and so know where you came from, my friend when he would say, you know, you have to know the past, in order to project into the future, you have to understand yourself from both ends of the spectrum. But what you did this year was you did this 28 Day Challenge 30 Day Challenge? 28 day, yeah, 30 day challenge for people so that they could step into their future self not. I love that challenge number one, because every day he gives you like, you know, 10 minutes to Pete. So you're inspired, and then something that you have to do. And here's what I loved about it the most was, you were obsessed. You know, last year, you were obsessed about the future. And in it showed up in so many ways. It showed up in such beautiful detail in that 30 Day Challenge, which I love. I love that. And this is who you are, right? Tell me about how into so you weren't into the future, right in the past, then you were into the future? And tell me now, like, how has that changed you as a person to be looking into the future? Pete Cohen 08:42 Well, when you talk when you were just talking, I went through a few different emotions when you were talking about that. And I really hit me that there is fear that is attached. There must have been fear for me in thinking about the future in an inspirational way. You know, because if you put yourself out there and you say, Well, who knows what might happen, right? That was one thing. But the other thing I just reminded me of as a child, I was always full of energy. And people would say, because I was always looking forward to something. You know, I'm not just talking about my birthday, or my Christmas or my opening the there was always something to be excited about. Patti Dobrowolski 09:18 Yeah, yeah. Pete Cohen 09:19 And that is the greatest quality of a human being is that do you want to keep going? There's something in front of you. I want to do that. I want to do that. And if it's something that I was talking to some people about this yesterday about, I think I can't remember who said it but about being a rebel. I was a rebel, but I didn't have a cause. Yeah, you know, and a Rebel Without a Cause as most of us rebelled against what we were told because it was nonsense. It was about thinking like everybody else. So I was just rebelling, but then I realised that a cause and my cause is to get as many people inspired about growing and contribute making a difference. And connecting you know me. Patti Dobrowolski 09:55 Yeah, that's right. That's right. That's right. Pete Cohen 09:59 Yeah, two pieces. All right, well, and Patti Dobrowolski 10:01 The thing that I think is fascinating is that then during the pandemic, you decided to get on clubhouse. And clubhouse for those of you that are listening have never been on clubhouse. Let me just say that it's podcast in every moment, right? You're always live on on stage and you have the opportunity to get on stage with people that you would never meet. Otherwise, I mean, they just showed up there in clubhouse. And then what was fantastic as you took the mantle in clubhouse, and you became a moderator, and an extremely skilled moderator where people really are able to share and you listen so much better than anybody in the moderation, especially me, I always take tips on that listening. But tell me, what was that like for you in clubhouse? Pete Cohen 10:52 Well, you know, clubhouse came into my life when my mum, probably one of the most difficult times of my life, you know, it was December last year that my mum was diagnosed with lung cancer. I got on clubhouse in January. And it was escapism as much as anything else, because I wanted something to do. But I was really trained very well, my dad, my dad has always said, you know, you've met my dad, he's not here anymore, either. He said, You know, it's not what you know, it's who you know. So I want to build a network, but I want to shine a light on and he was a Rotarian for over 50 years. Rotary. The motto of a Rotarian is you seek basically you seek service over self. So I want to serve. I love it. People think oh, how do you do that? It's really difficult. It's not difficult I've ever done. It's like, you know, it's like, hey, set you in a room and clubhouse is like you're in a club, and then someone comes in, hey, hey, Listen, party's over here. She did not talk draw your future. Hey, come over. Oh, hey, you over there. This person is over that. It's like, what fun? Patti Dobrowolski 11:58 That's what you really are. You're a connector. And so you'll place this person with that person, you'll get this person with that service. You know, you took the guy in Africa who had an orphanage, and you raised all this money for him. Right? You did a 24 hour like a Kickstarter online. It was amazing. Pete Cohen 12:17 We did a leadership conference, which which was, yeah, look, it's amazing, right? When you know who you are. And you know what you stand for? Even if you don't know who you are, you don't know what you stand for. One of the greatest things you can do is do something for other people. Patti Dobrowolski 12:30 Yeah. Pete Cohen 12:30 When we talk about pivoting, you know, pivoting for me is about collaborating, you know, it's about what can we do now? What can't we do? What is possible? What is the world need right now? And I think no, I mean, party, I don't mind standing. I am really concerned about the world right now. I mean, I am genuinely concerned. I have never ever, ever seen so much polarity and thought, you know, I never seen I mean, you're obviously in America, you see, even more than we do. Patti Dobrowolski 12:57 In Texas, think about the polarity right here, right? Pete Cohen 13:01 And it's gonna I hate to say this is not something I think it's going to get worse. But ultimately, the question I'm going to say is, Well, who do I need to be doing this? And who do I need to surround myself with? Because if you don't pivot in that direction, yeah, then I think you're going to get lost and call out and you're going to get caught up in a whole load of hype and whole load of, there's never been a time in history, with more uncertainty, more fear, more worry, more doubt, more restrictions. And I just think ultimately, we have to decide to up our creative genius and decide what is the future that I want to create? Patti Dobrowolski 13:36 Yes, and how can I do it every single day, get up and do something for good every day, you know, kindly go out and spread whatever it is and you're all around, you know, your coaching practice is huge. MI365 You know, that's 365 you are every single day, helping people to improve and helping people to start their business get it going say a little about that. So people understand what you do now, not just clubhouse, but I am because that is a big focus of yours. But also, you know, tell us about your coaching practice. Pete Cohen 14:14 Well, I'm very proud of my brand, you know, this brand that we created seven years ago, I wanted to get me 365 But that had already gone. That's right. It was gone. I got my because the am I the M stands for you know, the mindset What is your mindset on you know, the motivation. The AI is really the important letter, the AI stands for the identity of the person that you want to be and being inspired about being that person and having a go at doing that for 365 days. That's a long time for a lot of people. But if you really focused on being a better version of you, and you knew that was MI365 is really about identifying with who you could be because as my background is in sports, I Psychology if an athlete comes to, I'd love to hear what you think about this, let me just explain. If an athlete comes to me and I say, Okay, what do you want? They might be able to articulate what they want. But sometimes they need a bit of help, not to articulate it, but to see it. What do you want? So, okay, I want to win the World Medal, the Olympic gold. Okay, how do you know that you have? And of course, they have to go? Well, because I can see it. Okay. Okay, that person there? I'm sorry. That's not you. That is not you. That could be you. Right? It's there for you. But who is that person? Because that person is saying yes to things that you're saying no to? And is saying no to things you're saying yes to? Unless you build a relationship to that person? Yeah, then it's going to be difficult. It's going to be really, really difficult. I wonder, what's your thought about that? Patti Dobrowolski 15:54 I want to, I want to ask you. So yes, we know this from research that if you connect yourself to a future, you you have 42% better chance of success in achieving your goals. That's the stats on it. When you connect with future you, no matter how you do it, whether you get to have conversations with them, or you write them a letter or you draw a picture, right? All these things help you to do that. But what I want to know is, how do you actually connect with future you? How do you do it? You know, how does it impact how you show up in the world? And what you choose to do? Pete Cohen 16:29 It's such a great question. Because in therapy, right, you know, you and I have had therapy, we've given therapy, the exercise where they say, you know, if you could go back to your younger self, what would you say, you know, if I'd go back to my younger self, I'd say you're brilliant, don't worry about any of this stuff. Patti Dobrowolski 16:47 That's right. Pete Cohen 16:48 You're gonna if you just need to go for it, just get on with it, you know, your future is going to be so bright. But then we carry a future self. And I think most of us are living a future that we don't want. You know, I really do believe that. And I think if you wake up to the fact that there is a future you that's already out there, you just haven't connected with it. So it's like, building a relationship, building a friendship. And I envisaged my future self talking to me, I think to myself, what would you do? You know, that's how I do it my future? Patti Dobrowolski 17:17 And then you write that down? Do you write it down? Pete Cohen 17:21 Yeah, definitely. Patti Dobrowolski 17:23 Do you do any kind of meditation or anything like that? What's a day in the life of Pete Cohen and I kind of want to get an idea for that. So I'm gonna want to know that, you know, how did you how did you grow into this? And then what does it look like? So I can pull a few of those tips into my world. So you wake up at like, 3am? Pete Cohen 17:44 Well, it's definitely not everybody's cup of tea, what I do so it all starts off with a good night's sleep. And sleep has always been a bit of a challenge to me. But you know, I look to go to bed at around nine o'clock, right? And then I will wake up at four. My wife said to me other day, why are you getting up at four? Because if I had a late night, I said, because it's just a routine, you know? I need to stick to my routine. So I get up at four, I come downstairs, I put on the hot water. So I can have a cup of coffee, I drink a whole lot of water. And the first thing I do Patti is, I just love to learn. So I'm pick things I'm interested in and I make notes on it. Then at five o'clock, I'm going to access what I've got my exercise equipment right here. You know, I love movement, unlike you. I mean, you're a massive movement, advocate and life is motion. I don't always feel like it. But I got to move I got to sweat. And then I'll just do a little meditation. I've got a journal that we have. And then I go live on clubhouse. And that to me is such a privilege because I'm then I'm so ready. I've had two hours to get ready to then talk. And it's I'm vibrating. I've learned something I want to teach it. I want to share it. Patti Dobrowolski 18:04 Yeah, yeah. Sweat already. You're sweaty. Pete Cohen 18:54 Yeah, I make a cup of coffee. I sit with her for a few minutes. And then I'm bang. Let's go. And then that's what I do. I know what I love to do. And I love to help people work out when is it that you feel most alive? And I feel most alive right now just talking to you. You know, it's like I there's nowhere else on earth. I'd rather be right now than just being here knowing that someone will listen to this. And someone will go Oh, that's interesting. I never thought of that like that before. Patti Dobrowolski 19:21 Yeah, yeah. I love that. So So then you're on clubhouse, and you're on there for a while, but then you start to do coaching with people don't usually isn't part of your day doing one to one coaching. Pete Cohen 19:32 Only a bit. I used to do a lot. You know, I have a group that you have been a part of. I mean, you've effect I mean, how does that feel for you? Come on. Let me let me throw this back on you. Yeah, our relationship is pretty unique, right in terms of the impact that you've had on my life, my wife's life, the impact I've had on your life, all the people I coach, all of the people that have been through that been through the 30 day programme, have seen you because you're a part of that. All of the people that are on my elite coaching programme they all know you because they've been through another one of your courses. What's that like for you, knowing the impact that you've had on people? I'm a lot of people, you don't even know those people. They've you've never met them? Patti Dobrowolski 20:10 Yeah, you know, I never I think I don't think about that I don't think about the impact that I have, I just know that there's more people to reach. So I'm always looking for the person that is waiting out there like Siona, right? Who is trying to change the world by getting them to stop making plastic toys, who's 10 years old with their own podcast? I mean, come on, the people that I met through, you are just incredible. So what I know is that I'll randomly get these notice, you know, an email from somebody almost every single day of somebody who's seen me somewhere, or watch the video or done that. And I think to myself. Okay, good. If that's my legacy universe, I'm all in, you just show me the next door you want me to walk through. And if it continues to be this door, and I'm expanding it, that's the way to do it. And I think that's what I'd love about what you've been doing is you continue to modify and change and pivot with what your audience needs, what your community is asking for what you're listening for, which that's so essential. I think, when you're building your brand, and you're coming up with the identity of who you are and what you bring to the world. Pete Cohen 21:24 Well, you've just given me something just in terms of I really want to celebrate this year, the people that I've been on this journey with, so I'm going to celebrate them whether that's on clubhouse or with through a podcast, because what a privileged position to be, have a positive impact in people's lives. I think that I know mine, I know, I'm not going to be here forever. But while I'm here, I definitely want to just do what I can. Patti Dobrowolski 21:52 Yeah. Pete Cohen 21:52 With what I have and what I have. I mean, you know, Napoleon Hill wrote about this idea that of retirement that people buy into this idea. And then they're focusing on something which is the end. And I think, yes, that's why people die soon after they retire. That's right. I don't want to these are my best years, right? And right you for us, these should be our best years, because we've got all of this experience that we've been through. Yeah, we can share that with others. So I just feel like I've just got started when people ask me, What have you done, I think, I don't really want to tell you, but I will, because you're obviously interested. Let me tell you why you're gonna do. Well, and it's part of the essence of you. And this is something that I think is essential to changing yourself and changing your mindset. Like, really, to become a better person a better you, every single moment requires that you're grateful. So let me just say back to your question that you said to me, I'm so grateful, like you that I have the opportunity to serve, and that I'm alive, that I have a body that I'm healthy, that I can go out and serve people in any way that I can. And if that's true, and even if it's not true, if I don't feel great, I'm still going to get on the phone, I'm still going to get in front of an audience. I'm still going to do stuff. Because like you do, we're about service. So where did that idea of service you talked about your dad being a Rotarian. But where else did you learn about service? My parents? Patti Dobrowolski 23:24 They were your inspirator your mom was so incredible. Your dad both of them? They were so incredible Pete Cohen 23:31 Yeah. I mean, and also, you know, that whole thing of what's been passed on to me I want to pass on to others. I don't know if you feel the same thing, but it's almost like it's an honour that people have poured into me they believed in me when I didn't believe in myself people who aren't here anymore. It's like, wow, they've left something with me. I'm getting goosebumps as I'm saying this I can feel my hands even my hands are changing colour. You know, in the the idea of look what has been given to me I want to give it to you, you can do what you want with it, but I'm still gonna give it you know, and I think it does take many people a certain kind of age maybe to get to to realise I think more and more people are waking up to being able to realise that life is at its best when you are contributing, and you're growing. Patti Dobrowolski 24:16 Yeah. Pete Cohen 24:16 I was thinking before we came on today a party that was that I want what I do to speak louder than me. You know what I'm doing when no one else is looking who I'm being it's not holding a flashlight over myself. You know, I'm watching myself. I'm not judging myself. I'm just looking out for myself. Because no one else can look out for me in the way that I can look out for myself. You know? Patti Dobrowolski 24:37 Yeah, I I love that. Nobody could look out for me or the way I can look out for myself. Pete Cohen 24:45 Yeah, I mean, you do you always look out for me. You just be you always look out for me. You're very intuitive. You sent me messages. Sometimes I was thinking about you because that's another thing. When you were talking I was also thinking about how you're very intuitive, I would say Spiritual, which is you are guided by something that is bigger than you, you know, you have faith in the universe that everything will turn out okay. And that's very warming to me because it's nice to be reminded of that, that there's, whether it's true or not, I'm not here to prove that to anybody. Yeah, that's what I do believe. But it's not yes minded times. Patti Dobrowolski 25:21 Well, and I think that's what creates the positive energy that you exude is this place where you understand, you have a calling, you have a purpose, you've got a service, you're going to use the genetic encoding that you got from your parents, from their parents, from their parents, from whoever else, in your environment from Rafa who helped you to become your best self. Now you have to hold the mantle. And when you hold that mantle, who do you look to inspire you out in the world, like you always quote Napoleon Hill, you quote, other people that have inspired you. And so who in your sphere is inspiring you now, who's inspiring you now? Pete Cohen 26:08 Um, well, I was just thinking I have to go back. Oprah. I'm sorry. I mean, Oprah was a massive game changer for I was watching Oprah in the early 90s. And my friends were going, why are you watching Oprah Winfrey? Patti Dobrowolski 26:20 She is fantastic. Yeah, well, I love you both, too. And I was thinking too, about what you were saying. Because I think this is it. It's often when you are up against something that you find you must need to make these big pivots right in what you're doing. It might be your career, might be your focus, it might be whatever is happening. And it's the discomfort that forces you out of who you are, to step into who you could be, and you have to, you know, feel the discomfort of it. I think of the times where you felt uncomfortable, and we've shared a conversation about it. And then you have totally recommitted to something new, which I think that is an amazing thing about evolution is that, you know, as beings in the world, we have the opportunity when we come up against ourselves in a hard place to evolve. And so what do you do when you get into that stuck place in yourself or your business or with a person? What do you do? Pete Cohen 26:22 And she was bringing people to the table, that I never would have heard of people like Caroline Mays, who's this medical intuitive. Yes. Just saw Dr. Phil, you know, yeah. But now who inspires me? Well, obviously one of those people you've met, you know, that's my wife, you know, you know, she, she's incredible. She doesn't realise just the impact that he has on this world and what she's been through and what she does now in terms of create what she created for you. And Julie, this beautiful quillt, you know, I love the video that you sent when she sent it to you, you asked her to make something so she never would have imagined herself years ago. And I think that's also another important point, because she wouldn't have imagined it. Yes, that she had to go through something in order to find out really what her calling was. And her calling is to create. Yeah, you know, and, again, I don't think you realise just how much of an impact you've had on her. We love you, Patti, you know. I remember hearing someone recently talking about oh, yeah, it was Mel Robbins, actually, who also is an amazing lady. Patti Dobrowolski 28:36 Yeah, she's fantastic. 12345 go Pete Cohen 28:40 54321. Patti Dobrowolski 28:43 That's good. Pete Cohen 28:44 You wait, she talks about being stuck. I saw a video with her talking about she goes, it's good to be stuck because it's a signal to do something, but you don't stay stuck. It's a signal to move. And I think I've always known that. It's that when I feel stuck, I've got to do something. I don't understand people that when they get stuck, then I'm kind of contradicting myself. Because sometimes if I feel stuck, I'll distract myself, but I'm getting much better at going. Now. Don't do something that is productive. Don't waste time. You know, I'm not saying there's anything wrong with looking out the window and putting your feet up and all of that stuff. Patti Dobrowolski 29:19 Taking a walk, you know, to clear your head and figure out what it is. Pete Cohen 29:24 Yeah, I'm having faith and I do have a lot more faith actually over the last few years or if I'm stuck on something is to leave it. Patti Dobrowolski 29:30 Yeah. Pete Cohen 29:31 So you know what? That's again, Napoleon Hill used to call it he used to call it his sub. Hey sub, you know, asking his subconscious mind to give you before you go to sleep at night. Hey, sub? Can you get out for me? So when I wake up in the morning, the answer will be there. Patti Dobrowolski 29:45 Write down a little piece of paper, stick it under your pillow. Yeah, any kind of tips like that. I love those. Pete Cohen 29:52 Having faith. He was a very spiritual man and he endured a lot of criticism from people when my book came out talking about sexual transmutation, talking about cosmic hammer force talking about higher intelligence, speaking out against religion, speaking our education. And that's why we're someone like him being able to bring his work to remind people, I think it's important. Patti Dobrowolski 30:15 Yes, I think some of the thinkers from the past, they were able to spend the time to do some deep thinking, and they figured out a way to be able to support themselves or not, and still think these things and work them through. And I often think that we don't get quite enough time to do that. And there's a whole book on really what the internet has done in terms of our thinking, and our children's thinking about how it's such a short and shallow attention span, that you've never really dropped down. And I think you've been very good about finding a way to drop down into yourself, whether you're on a train going to give a keynote, or whether you're, you know, having I know it's a fast drop down. But you definitely drop in, in that morning time to bring forth such great things. Pete Cohen 31:09 Well, you know, so two things that came to mind when you said that the first one is just going back to MI365. My goal has always been I didn't know at the beginning, but it's to get people to own what they're doing. I want people to own it. I want it to be theirs. I don't want it to be mine. Right. Your progress, your fitness, your health, your business that you did. I might have been a guide, I have helped you, but you were the one and I want people to own Patti Dobrowolski 31:33 Yes, Pete Cohen 31:33 They do. Patti Dobrowolski 31:34 Yes. Pete Cohen 31:34 That was the first thing. The other thing that you just pointed out there about dropping down. I know I have a talent. And I'm sure other people do that getting people to drop down themselves by asking them a few questions. So you ask questions that people that go, no one's ever asked me that question. And you get people to really go to a place of real importance and real significance. The heart. The core? Yes. You know what? Patti Dobrowolski 32:01 Well, I love that. Because that's so true. You ask the best questions, but where do they come from? So you tap your creative genius in this very unique way. But I wonder, well, how does that drop in for you? So how do you know the question to ask? Pete Cohen 32:20 I just trust myself. I just I don't know whether I've always been like that. I don't it's such a great question. I don't really think I've ever given it any. My initial answer was from just a higher place. It's coming to me. Patti Dobrowolski 32:33 Yeah. So it's just coming through? That's right. It's sitting in the warehouse. Pete Cohen 32:40 Yeah. And I'm not Yeah, I'm not. So again, a massive connection between the two of us because you talk about up your creative genius. I don't know whether it was you it might have been actually that just made me think what does that word mean? Genius. And then I looked at it and it doesn't mean it really means the moral authority. Yeah, within a human being that voice. And the Romans believed every house had a genius. You know, this is a house. Patti Dobrowolski 33:09 That's right. That's right. Pete Cohen 33:10 Who are you listening to? Patti Dobrowolski 33:11 He's pointing to his body. So if you're not watching this, then he's pointing to your body is your house. And it really is, it's your vehicle, right? For bringing through whatever comes to you. And when you trust yourself, then what comes to you. This is what you're saying. What comes to you then comes out of your mouth, you trusted enough to say it? Pete Cohen 33:32 Well, anyone who's listened to the podcast, right the way through, you've obviously been listening to the genius, because there is another part of you that maybe there's been points where you thought, Oh, I've heard enough of this. I'll go and do something else. No, there's something in you that is engaged and you want to get to the end. You want to finish what you've started. Yeah, we just don't live in a world where we're really encouraged to, were not encouraged to be free free thinkers. Patti Dobrowolski 33:56 No, no, not at all. We were encouraged to be little lambs, following the sheep following everybody else going off, and then dropping off the edge of the cliff like that Dilbert cartoon. You know, I remember that. I say that for a long time. Like, don't be a sheep. But now Pete, how can people connect with what you're doing right now? How can they connect with you? I know I'm gonna put it all in the show notes. But what are you doing in January, you're doing something really cool, right? You're doing this stop something. Start something, just say a little bit about this. Although I think you'll probably be a little bit later. You'll be in February. So I would say in the future, let's go. So you get to do start something stop something. And that'll continue, right. Pete Cohen 34:39 Yeah. So basically this year we had 7000 People go through our kickstart programme, which is free. Anyone can do that. I'm sure you just put the link in there. But this year, we're doing a programme where anyone can join at any time where we are encouraging people to form a relationship to where they want to be with their health, their energy, their relationships, their welfare work. Who is that person? Right? Because they're not you. They're a part of you. But there's some work to do to become this person. What is it that you need to start doing? What is it? That we're providing an environment where people can actually go to work on putting the things in play going beyond the honeymoon period of studying something for a few weeks, get on a streak, become a different person. And obviously, I've already asked you Patti to be a part of this. Patti Dobrowolski 35:26 Oh, yeah, this, look at this. Anything I love that. Pete Cohen 35:30 Can't say this is a chess piece of the statue of David. You know, listen, Michelangelo carved that out that piece of marble. There were famous sculptures who looked at it and discarded. It said it's got too many fractions in it. But he did it. He did it. Why he saw what he wanted. He was asked how did you do it? He goes, I just got rid of what didn't need to be there. We all have that we can all carve it out. The greatest thing, what will be your greatest achievement? Not what has what will be? Will it not be who you decide to become so? Patti Dobrowolski 36:05 Yes, I love it. This is going to be so great. And I love you so much that you spent time with us today because this was incredible. This little golden drops that are dropping in. So you go back and listen to it over and over again. Follow Pete Cohen, get into a clubhouse and listen to him get in one of his rooms. Let him inspire you because it will change your life. I know it changed mine. And I'm so grateful to you, Pete for everything you and Hannah have brought into the world and into my world. Really just amazing. Thank you so much. Pete Cohen 36:40 Thank you. Patti Dobrowolski 36:41 And I will look forward to more opportunities for adventure with you Pete Cohen let's go let's do this shall we? Thanks so much for listening today. Be sure to DM me on Instagram your feedback or takeaways from today's episode on up your creative genius. Then join me next week for more rocket fuel. Remember, you are the superstar of your universe and the world needs what you have to bring. So get busy. Get out and up your creative genius. And no matter where you are in the universe, here's some big love from yours truly Patti Dobrowolski and the up your creative genius podcast. That's a wrap.

The Investing Advantage Podcast
6 Steps to Planning and Hitting Your Goal for 2022

The Investing Advantage Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2022 24:40


Welcome back to today's show!   Let's talk about setting goals and accomplishing them this year. May you take these incredible tips to mind and apply them to your business and personal life if you will.   [00:01 - 02:15] Opening Segment  Thank you for tuning in for today's show! I share our topic for today's show Let's look at our agenda for today   [02:16 - 21:44] Getting to the Goal The Metaphor for Goal Setting The Overarching Theme We talk about the six steps What are your priorities this year? Napoleon Hill's Definition of Purpose Limiting beliefs are dangerous The rules you do to get to your goal Some lesson you can learn from El Capitan Routines that ought to support your priorities   [21:45 - 24:39] Closing Segment Final Thoughts We will begin coaching sessions next month! If you are interested in my coaching and consulting program, please reach out to me through email at  shane@shanemelanson.com or see below for my website link. I want to make sure to cater those interested, so please use the word “coaching” on the body or subject line. Don't forget to connect with me and grab ahold of my free book through my website below Tweetable Quotes:   “If you look at an NFL player, their primary objective in most cases is to make it to the hall of fame. Right? So everything that they do on a daily basis, weekly, monthly, quarterly, yearly all of it is there to support them to get to the hall of fame.” - Shane Melanson   “What is it that we're trying to accomplish? What are we trying to achieve?” - Shane Melanson   “If you really want something, then you do it.” - Shane Melanson __________________________________________________________________________ LEAVE A REVIEW + help someone invest in commercial real estate with confidence by sharing this episode or click here to listen to our previous episodes.   Follow The Investing Podcast on all Streaming platforms. Deezer, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, or visit our YouTube Channel.   If you enjoyed this podcast and would like to go even deeper into the world of commercial real estate, head over to my website for more information on my services, new book, and my blog.   Follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Or email me at shane@shanemelanson.com

The Reality Revolution Podcast
Think And Grow Rich By Napoleon Hill (Unabridged Audiobook- With Chapter By Chapter Commentary)

The Reality Revolution Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2022 599:46


THE PODCAST EDITION IS MUCH LOWER QUALITY DUE TO FILE SIZE. Be sure to check out the youtube version for better quality Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill is the ultimate success classic, timeless, powerful and profound. This book changed my life. Once I read this book I was able to conceptualize a path toward achieving my goals, it inspired me to start a mastermind and helped me to understand auto suggestion and the subconsciousness.  This book has changed the lives of millions of people. So many have claimed it as the master key to their success. Bob Proctor carries a copy everywhere he goes reading it on a daily basis. Napoleon Hill, most famous of all teachers of success spent a fortune and the better part of a lifetime of effort to produce the Law of Success philosophy that forms the basis of his books and that is so powerfully summarized and explained for the general public in this book. In Think and Grow Rich, Hill draws on stories of Andrew Carnegie, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, and other millionaires of his generation to illustrate his principles. This book will teach you the secrets that could bring you a fortune. It will show you not only what to do but how to do it. Once you learn and apply the simple, basic techniques revealed here, you will have mastered the secret of true and lasting success. Money and material things are essential for freedom of body and mind, but there are some who will feel that the greatest of all riches can be evaluated only in terms of lasting friendships, loving family relationships, understanding between business associates, and introspective harmony which brings one true peace of mind! All who read, understand, and apply this philosophy will be better prepared to attract and enjoy these spiritual values. BE PREPARED! When you expose yourself to the influence of this philosophy, you may experience a CHANGED LIFE which can help you negotiate your way through life with harmony and understanding and prepare you for the accumulation of abundant material riches. PS make sure to listen in the first week if you do not want ads between chapters. Music (SEE COMMENTS FOR A FULL PLAYLIST) Alternate Universe Reality Activation - get full access to new meditations, new lectures, recordings from the reality con and the 90 day AURA meditation schedulehttps://realityrevolutionlive.com/aura The New Earth Activation trainings - Immerse yourself in 12 hours of content focused on the new earth with channelings, meditations, advanced training and access to the new https://realityrevolutioncon.com/newearth Listen my book on audible https://www.audible.com/pd/The-Reality-Revolution-Audiobook/B087LV1R5V BUY MY BOOK! https://www.amazon.com/Reality-Revolution-Mind-Blowing-Movement-Hack/dp/154450618X/ Music From Epidemic Sound (see comments for playlist) All My Napoleon Hill Videos - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKv1KCSKwOo8w6E042nT560WbNfsWGcFX All My Manly P Hall Videos in One Playlist - https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKv1KCSKwOo9XRvgyMncsaHQV3sNtdul2 All My Neville Goddard Videos In One Playlist - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKv1KCSKwOo8kBZsJpp3xvkRwhbXuhg0M Sleep Meditations - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKv1KCSKwOo_5Sv8NSXuDWudAVmoDns6Z Guided Meditations https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKv1KCSKwOo_BfNnb5vLcwouInskcEhqL All my videos about Dr. Joseph Murphy - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKv1KCSKwOo_OtBhXg2s85UuZBT-OihF_ For all episodes of the Reality Revolution – https://www.therealityrevolution.com Like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/The-Reality-Revolution-Podcast-Hosted-By-Brian-Scott-102555575116999 Join our Facebook group The Reality Revolution https://www.facebook.com/groups/523814491927119 Follow Us on Redditt https://www.reddit.com/r/TheRealityRevolution/ Subscribe to my Youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOgXHr5S3oF0qetPfqxJfSw Contact us at media@advancedsuccessinsitute.com#napoleonhill #wealth #prosperity Intro 00:00Author's Preface 7:42Chapter 1 Introduction 23:39Chapter 2 Desire 1:01:20Chapter 3 Faith 1:50:11Chapter 4 Auto Suggestion 2:37:51Chapter 5 Specialized Knowledge 2:54:25Chapter 6 Imagination 3:29:53Chapter 7 Organized Planning 4:03:44Chapter 8 Decision 5:36:28Chapter 9 Persistence 6:05:30Chapter 10 Power Of The Master Mind 6:44:43Chapter 11 The Mystery Of Sex Transmutation 7:03:01Chapter 12 The Subconscious Minnd 7:52:18Chapter 13 The Brain 8:10:27Chapter 14 The Sixth Sense 8:25:44Chapter 15 How To Outwit The Six Ghosts Of Fear 8:50:21

Neuroscience Meets Social and Emotional Learning
Think and Grow Rich Book Review PART 1 ”How to Make 2022 Your Best Year Ever”

Neuroscience Meets Social and Emotional Learning

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 23:23


“In order to get to the next level of whatever you're doing, you must think and act in a wildly different way than you previously have been. You cannot get to the next phase of a project without a grander mind-set, more acceleration, and extra horsepower.” Grant Cardone, author of the 10X Rule: The Only Difference Between Success and Failure [i] MAKING 2022 YOUR BEST YEAR EVER: WITH CHANGE I chose this quote to launch this episode, and our 7th Season of The Neuroscience Meets SEL Podcast with Grant Cardone,[ii] who I've been watching for years before he starred on Undercover Billionaire[iii] when I saw him working with (at that time) 16 year-old Caleb Maddix[iv], teaching this young man, who is now in his 20s, how to truly make an impact on the world and live his life with a success mindset. Since the day I watched him coaching this teen, I realized he has a heart for helping our next generation to become successful, while inspiring the rest of the world with his 10x Rule book, countless programs that focus on financial education, and encouraging anyone who will listen to shift their mindset to make 2022 their Best Year ever. To do that, Cardone reminds us that we must all THINK differently and “change what we did last year.” For those new, or returning guests, welcome back to Season 7 of our Podcast and Happy New Year! I'm Andrea Samadi, author, and educator from Toronto, Canada, now in Arizona, and like many of you who tune in, have been fascinated with learning, understanding, and applying the most current brain research to improve productivity in our schools, our sports, and workplace environments. I wanted our first episode to launch our 7th Season to be different from past years. Instead of releasing an episode with goal setting or achieving tips, I challenge you to do something different this year. We all know that in order to achieve different results in 2022, we must CHANGE and I'm pretty sure we all have a list of things that we want to do differently to really make a mark on this year, but to make sure I was on track, I thought I'd better check in with what Uncover Billionaire, Grant Cardone is suggesting we change this year, since his results are proof that he knows what he's talking about. Cardone suggests in order to make this change, we must keep 6 things in mind that will drive us towards our goals.  We must have: Discipline: By waking up early, watching the sunrise, and getting to bed early. This practice gives you 2 extra hours to launch your day, which translates into an extra month a year to work on your dreams or yourself. It will also help you to become highly motivated and will be a driver for your year, boosting our Confidence: To further drive what you are doing and help you to fill up your calendar with meaningful work where you will create your Action Plan with Activity: and be open to listening to Feedback: From the marketplace (or your network) on how you can improve. Surrounding Yourself with Your Network: Of other like-minded, successful people who will encourage you/holding you accountable. And there is only one outcome-- Success: This is Our Duty/Obligation. We Must WIN/SUCCEED in 2022. To truly make an impact on this year, so it's our best year ever, I think we should all take a look at what Cardone suggests and do whatever it takes so that we achieve our end result (or whatever it is we are working on) at the end of this year.  But how exactly do we do this? Make 2022 Your Best Year Ever by Studying the Best-Selling book Think and Grow Rich[v] I challenge you to practice Cardone's TIP #1 with me, and develop discipline by waking up early, and study the #6th All-time Amazon Best-Seller, Think and Grow Rich with me this month. This is a book that has sold over 15 million copies worldwide, that has timeless principles used by some of the greatest minds of the 20th century, and I hope that together, we will uncover some new ideas that will bring us all new results in 2022. I've been launching my year this way since 2019, with Paul Martinelli, who co-founded and built The John Maxwell Team[vi], by diving deep into the many secrets within Napoleon Hill's Think and Grow Rich book from someone who has studied and taught the principles within this book for his entire career. It was this book, that my mentor Bob Proctor[vii] was inspired by, and often opened up and quoted during his career teaching and speaking about wealth principles around the world, as he carried the same weathered copy around with him, reading, studying, as his bible, that he would open up first thing in the morning, and then again before he went to bed. During the six years I worked with Bob, I knew this book was important to him, and there were times it sat in the middle of the table we were sitting at, and we all just knew not to touch it. I remember looking at it, thinking “what else could he really be learning from this book?” as the pages looked like they were about to fall out, and disintegrate. Napoleon Hill talks about a “secret” that is hidden within the pages of this book, and I have a few ideas of what I think the secret is. Bob would never tell us what the secret was, and would say “if I tell you, then you won't look for it yourself” which is probably true. Bob Proctor's original copy of Think and Grow Rich. I used to think that the secret was that “all achievements begin with an idea” and we just have to gaffe this idea with a pencil, write it down, and act on it, (using the 6 steps that Napoleon Hill suggests in the Desire chapter) or someone else will surely launch it. But each time I studied the book, and the author's preface, that describes this secret, I thought about it again, and each year, come up with a NEW idea or perception of what I think the “secret” is.  Bob would say that books will have new meaning each time you read them because you change each year, and you see something in yourself that wasn't there the last time you read it. When you finish the book, and this book study with me, I wonder what you think the secret is in the book? HOW TO READ THINK AND GROW RICH-WITH EFFORT You've got to put some effort into this book study. It took me until 2019 to read this book properly. You know what I mean. You can read a book, flip through the table of contents, skim their meaning, grab some ideas, write them down, even apply them to your life, but then you put the book away, and don't think about the ideas ever again. This is not the way to read this book, and it wasn't until Paul Martinelli started teaching it to me, that I saw HOW to read Think and Grow Rich properly, uncovering the secret for myself, and finally putting it use, the way I think Napoleon Hill intended. I think.  If Bob has been studying this book for more than 50 years (reading it twice a day), then I think I'm only scratching the surface of how it's intended to be read and applied. KEEP THE BOOK ON YOUR DESK SO THAT YOU READ AND IMPLEMENT THE IDEAS YOU LEARN This book is always on my desk and opened often and I do highly suggest that you purchase a copy that you keep on your desk so you can refer to the pages on your own, and participate in the activities that I will suggest as we go through the important concepts of these 16 principles that really do have incredible power. I put a tab so I can quickly find the 6 steps to put any idea on auto-suggestion from the DESIRE Chapter (they are also written on my wall) and I practice them daily, and know all about the 30 Major Causes of Failure (so I can avoid them) in the Organized Planning Chapter, with my own #31 added to the end. It was the successful founder of US Steel (the first corporation in the world with a market capitalization of over $1 billion, Andrew Carnegie,[viii] who encouraged the young reporter and author of the book, Napoleon Hill, to uncover why some of the most successful people in the world, became that way, using the principles that Hill would use to create this book. Carnegie thought it was a shame that many of the top leaders in the world, like Thomas Edison or Henry Ford, would go to their grave without sharing their knowledge and success strategies to help others. This book will change your thinking, open up the door to new ideas, help you to create new habits and results. This is why I host this podcast, because like Hill, I think it's important to share the most current research, and any success strategies (for free) so that we can all benefit from this information and apply it to our work and personal lives, since we just weren't taught these concepts in school. I'm grateful that this year, I was reminded of this book by my friend Hans Ajay[ix], who let me know he was studying certain chapters to launch his year. There are many ways to study this book, to make the principles seep into your mind subconsciously, and thanks to Ajay, I decided it was time to look at my notes over the past few years and share them on the podcast to launch 2022 with a new angle. In this podcast series, I will review all chapters of Napoleon Hill's Think and Grow Rich, with my notes added, after years of study, and hope these ideas will challenge you to do things differently this year, perhaps with more intention, and that you continue to study this book for years to come. I was so excited to see that even before I had released this episode, some of my social media posts have inspired some of the top leaders in my network, like Matt Stewart,[x] from Scotland, who runs the EntrepreneurMe programs with our next generation of entrepreneurs in the school market, to consider re-reading the book this year.  I hope that you will join us, so that we can all make the change needed to make 2022 our best year ever, together. In this series you will learn:   ✔︎ How to apply the 15 success principles to your life, used by the most successful leaders of the 20th century like Thomas Edison, John D. Rockefeller, and Henry Ford. ✔︎ How to harness the power of your non-conscious mind, when you can create new habits, that you put on autopilot, and work for you, instead of against you. ✔︎  Create a clear vision of what you want to create in your life in 2022 to make it a year that is pivotal for the next few years to come. ✔︎  Create the mindset needed to attain this vision with a 6-step plan of how to do it. Try something new this year and see if diving deep with me into the pages of Think and Grow Rich can make a difference for you, like it has made for millions of people all over the world, who have taken the principles seriously. THINK AND GROW RICH PART 1: INTRODUCTION/THOUGHTS ARE THINGS/ Author's Preface and Introduction “What Exactly is The Secret?” The book begins with the mention of this money-making “secret” that's contained within the book's pages and how Carnegie believed this “secret” should be taught in all schools and colleges and if it were taught properly would “revolutionize the entire educational system and that the time spent in school could be reduced to less than half.” (vi, Think and Grow Rich, 2003 edition). As you read through this book, you'll be reminded of this secret in the pages that jump out at you and every chapter mentions it. I first thought this “secret” was that we must have an idea, and write it down, something that we really want. Then I thought about the VERY first thing Bob Proctor said to me when he met me was after finding out I was a school teacher, in Toronto, and he asked me “What I Really Wanted” to do with my life, and back then, the late 1990s, I definitely didn't have a clear picture of my goals written out to go through with him step by step (like I do now). I was taken back a bit, because no one ever asked me anything like this before. Hill says that “the secret will stand out to you when you are ready for it” and when it appears, you will recognize it. I didn't have a clear picture of what I wanted back then but do now. If  you've been following this podcast, you'll agree that it's clear that I want to make an impact on the field of education by bringing together simple neuroscience, with social and emotional learning skills, to help make life easier for future generations with these evidence-based strategies. I wrote down that I wanted to become an expert in the field of educational neuroscience years before I had taken a neuroscience course or understood the structure and function of the brain.  I would never have gone on a podcast back then sharing my vision with the world and if you were sitting next to me, and this was written in my notebook, I'm sure I would never let you see that I had written that and might even hide it from anyone who might be looking. Does this resonate with you? What do you think? Where are YOU in this process of what you REALLY want? Can you paint a clear picture of it for anyone who asks? If you look at the image in the show notes (sorry I didn't write neater, I didn't think I would ever share these notes) you will see that we must first THINK to create an IDEA. Hill called the book Think and Grow Rich, and if there is a secret in this book, I now think it's that “there's work required, to actually think” and begin this entire process.  If you aren't sure of what your vision is, and it's not yet clear, then sit quietly somewhere and use your imagination and intuition to think for a while. Stuck With Your Vision? Ask Yourself These Questions: What do others say you are good at? What do you enjoy doing that you would do even if you weren't paid for it. Think of an area of life where you are dissatisfied. How would you like this area to improve? It's normal to want to be, do, have more in your life so that you can extend your services and help more people with your services. You can't see your own potential, but you can be made aware of it. I think it's really important to tell people where they are excelling in life, so they know what you see, that they might not be able to see themselves.   Once you have a vision, write it down and follow these steps for: Applying the Power of Thought: What's your VISION? If I was to ask you “what do you really want?” would you be able to describe your plan clearly and confidently to me? Or would you hesitate, like I did when Proctor first asked me this question.  Do you have CLARITY around this vision? It's not an accident that Brendon Burchard, author of the New York Times Best Seller, High-Performance Habits, found that CLARITY[xi] was one of the habits that research found moved the needle more than any of the other habits for those who are high-performers vs non-performers, meaning that when you have clarity, you are more likely to make decisions that support your vision. Become crystal clear about who you are, and what you want, and you will be able to answer this question quickly and with confidence. The clearer your vision, the less doubt, fear and confusion you will have. What's your BELIEF around your vision? Your belief will drive your behavior and help get you out of bed in the morning and keep moving towards what you envision. Do you believe that you will receive your vision? Are you ready/prepared for it? When you are laser focused on your vision, it will be all that you can see. I talked about “Using the Reticular Activating System to Set Your Intent and Achieve it”[xii] earlier this year, that explains how there is a part of our brain (RAS) that will help you to achieve whatever it is that you are focused on (good or bad) so you might as well use this part of your brain to your advantage. Do you EXPECT that your vision will come true? Expectation hooks you up with what you want and brings it closer to you. Have you ever heard that what you seek, is also seeking you? You will move towards it, and it will move towards you. Remember—you can be hooked up to what you want, but if you don't expect it, you won't bring it towards you. You also cannot force this, or it will not come. Force negates. You seek something first, then it seeks you. What is your vision? What is your goal? Are you prepared? There is no such thing as something for nothing. You must do the work. Be sure to review EPISODE #67[xiii] on “Expanding Your Awareness with Lessons Learned from Bob Proctor's Seminars” especially with BIG IDEA #5 how we bring an idea from our mind (spiritual realm) and bring it to fruition (physical realm) actually making it happen. When I asked Bob about the quantum world that Dr. Dan Siegel[xiv] talks about in our interview, where there is this plane of possibility where we can create anything, Bob answered with “I believe the physical realm that we live in and the spiritual world, are all connected, like the colors of the rainbow.” When we take an idea, it comes in from spirit, hits our intellectual mind, and it's up to us whether we move it into form.  Have you ever had an idea that you thought was brilliant, and you never did anything with it, and then suddenly you see someone else has created it? That's because there is only one mind, and that we can all tap into these ideas.   This is how ALL ideas happen. They start in the mind of the person who creates it, and then after dedicated work, they hit their target, and people watching might say “Oh wow, that person is so lucky” not realizing the work that went into the attainment of the goal. There are usually years of hard work, persistence, of failures, wrong turns, course corrections, but all starting with that clear vision or idea with an end goal or target. “Luck is when preparation and opportunity meet.” How? Over time, we become better at what we do. Never let it rest, until we perfect our craft. Keep going and remember “if a person is not prepared when the opportunity arises, it will only make them look foolish.” (Earl Nightingale). HOW TO CREATE YOUR VISION FOR AN IMPROVED 2022: To review the INTRO and CHAPTER 1 of Think and Grow Rich, remember that to achieve NEW results in 2022, we must do something differently than we did in prior years. I hope that you continue to listen to this deep dive into Think and Grow Rich, and wake up early, with me, improving our discipline and confidence levels with this new habit. EXAMPLE of ANDREA'S VISION: Grant Cardone reminds us that “Average is a Failing Formula.” (page 70 10x Rule) and he suggests that we write our goals down in the morning/night as if we have already achieved them. Here's my FIRST vision of wanting to become an expert in educational neuroscience from January 2019, 6 months before I launched this podcast. I hadn't even bought the new template for my website when I wrote this and was going to call the podcast Social and Emotional Learning Meets Neuroscience. I had no idea where this idea would lead to, but knew whatever it was, that it needed to have Neuroscience and SEL meshed together somehow. Figure out what it is that you REALLY want, something that's much bigger than you, (that you might not want others to see because it's so big to you) and then believe that you can have it. When I wrote this, I had no idea this podcast was going to become the top Top 15 Best SEL Podcasts for 2021, and Top 20 Best Neuroscience Podcasts for 2021 and would feature some of the leading experts in neuroscience, education and the brain, but I believed this vision was possible even when I didn't know what an RSS feed was  (that I now know drives ALL podcasts out to the world). What's YOUR vision? Do you have it written down? Did this episode give you some ideas on making 2022 your best year ever? Please do what Matt did and take a picture of you studying with me and let me know you have learned. It will help motivate others to do the same. Remember: “All achievements begin with an idea.” (Napoleon Hill) and then you expand and refine your ideas as you progress towards them. I'll see you in the next couple of days where we will move onto DESIRE, FAITH and THE 6th SENSE. REFERENCES: [i] Grant Cardone, The 10XRule https://www.amazon.com/10X-Rule-Difference-Between-Success/dp/0470627603 [ii] Grant Cardone Make 2022 Your Best Year Ever published on YouTube Dec. 30, 2021 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5QGEBkxuL0 [iii] Undercover Billionaire starring Grant Cardone https://www.amazon.com/Undercover-Billionaire-Season-2/dp/B091J1WPJL [iv] Andrea Samadi interviews Caleb Maddix (Jan 4, 2016) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFKA6CPt_sI&list=PLb5Z3cA_mnKiiOxLqeDi_Jd2eG15S-ALF [v] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Think_and_Grow_Rich [vi] See Paul Martinelli's work over the years as co-founder of the John Maxwell Team https://www.facebook.com/paul.martinelli/videos/1287039331710834/ [vii] The Secret to Think and Grow Rich Revealed by Bob Proctor Published on YouTube April 11, 2019  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cU-_vjDssVA [viii] Andrew Carnegie https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Carnegie [ix] Hans Ajay https://www.instagram.com/hansajayb/ [x] Matt Stewart https://www.instagram.com/entrepreneurme/?ref=badge&hl=en [xi] Brendon Burchard on How to Find Clarity https://brendon.com/blog/how-to-find-clarity/ [xii]Neuroscience Meets Social and Emotional Learning Podcast BONUS EPISODE  “Using the Reticular Activating System to Set Your Intent and Achieve it” https://andreasamadi.podbean.com/e/brain-fact-friday-on-using-the-reticular-activating-system-to-set-your-intent-and-achieve-it/ [xiii]Neuroscience Meets Social and Emotional Learning Podcast EPISODE #67 on “Expanding Your Awareness with Lessons Learning from Bob Proctor's Seminars” https://andreasamadi.podbean.com/e/expanding-your-awareness-with-a-deep-dive-into-bob-proctors-most-powerful-seminars/ [xiv] Neuroscience Meets Social and Emotional Learning Podcast EPISODE #28 with Dr. Daniel Siegel on “Mindsight: The Basis for Social and Emotional Learning” https://andreasamadi.podbean.com/e/clinical-professor-of-psychiatry-at-the-ucla-school-of-medicine-dr-daniel-siegel-on-mindsight-the-basis-for-social-and-emotional-intelligence/

Wired For Impact
How to Transform Sexual Energy Into Maximum Potential with Tyson Adams

Wired For Impact

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 67:50


Tyson Adams is a Men's Coach with expertise in sexual transmutation, entrepreneurial flow, trauma recovery, and psychedelic spiritual awakenings with intricate knowledge of shadow work and depth psychology. After breaking a twenty-year porn addiction, Adams began to explore Eastern philosophies like Taoism and Tantra as well as Western personal development. Adams coaches clients and hosts men's workshops on money mindsets, body practices, nervous system regulation, and more.  He specializes in working with men and sexuality, i.e., porn, ED, performance anxiety, premature ejaculation, sex addiction and becoming multi orgasmic. In This Episode, You'll Learn:Sexual Transmutation - Turning Raw Sexual Energy into Productivity and HealthHow to Have a Mindful Masturbation RitualHow to Control Ejaculation and Become a Better LoverSex Advice for CouplesPsychedelics and Spirituality

The Marketing Secrets Show
Money Mindset Secrets…

The Marketing Secrets Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 37:50


Did you know this may be holding you back from success in your business? Hit me up on IG! @russellbrunson Text Me! 208-231-3797 Join my newsletter at marketingsecrets.com ClubHouseWithRussell.com Magnetic Marketing ---Transcript--- Russell Brunson: What's up everybody? This is Russell Brunson. Welcome back to Marketing Secrets podcast. One of the questions I get asked a lot about, and I don't spend a lot of time talking about it, is actually money and mindset around money, and how that works, and things that can help you to make more money, things that hold you back from making money. They have nothing to do with your skill set, it just has everything to do with the conversations, the beliefs, the things inside of your mind. This interview with Josh Forti, it was really fun and hopefully you enjoy it. Hopefully it'll help you if you do have money blocks, to help you get unstuck. If you don't think you have money blocks, you probably do. And this hopefully, interview, will make you very aware of those things, and help you to find those things and knock them out in your life. That said, we'll keep the theme song, and when we come back, listen in on this interview with me and Josh Forti. What's up everybody? Welcome back The Marketing Secrets podcast. I'm here today again with Josh Forti, and we're having so much fun today. We just recorded one episode and now we're going deep into episode number two, which we're going to be talking about mindset as it relates to things that are very specific to you guys as entrepreneurs. I'll Josh talk more about this as he's going to be queuing up the question, but hope you guys enjoy this episode as well. Josh Forti: All right, man. First off, we got to talk about your shirt. I feel like there's got to be a story behind this. Guys, for those of you that are listening on audio, let me just explain real quick. It is a skull and crossbones, but it's not just a skull and crossbones. It's got bunny ears on the skull. It's got little waves off to the side. What does it say on the sleeve? Russell: It says, "Psycho bunny." Josh: Psycho bunny. Russell: This is actually a really cool brand called Psycho Bunny, and I bought a couple of their things. I'm like, "This is a cool brand." And then I was shopping with Bart Miller in Vegas, and they have a Psycho Bunny shop. I went in there- Josh: Oh dang! Russell: And they had shirts and jackets and suit jackets that have the Psycho Bunny inside. It's just a fun, cool brand, and I really like it. Psycho Bunny. Josh: Okay. There's no grand, huge story behind how you got it. You just liked it. Russell: I should buy the company because it'd be really cool. Anyway, nope. Nothing. Josh: Guys, when you're a funnel hacker and when you decide to take over the world and create empires, you can randomly decide on a podcast that you're just going to ... "I should buy the company." That's not a normal thing that most people get to say, but it's super dope. Russell: This could be a fun episode in the future because as we acquired two big companies last year and I'm learning about this and having more fun with it, there are some cool ... For most of us, we look at a company, like, "There's no way I could buy that company," but then like Tai Lopez who just bought RadioShack and he bought Pier 1 Imports and all these companies… Josh: Dress Barn. Yeah. Russell: Now, I bought a couple companies and I'm like, oh, my gosh, there's actually a really cool strategy where it doesn't technically cost you any money if you do it correctly. We bought Dan Kennedy's company for a steal. We've launched the first thing. Now we made our money back. And now moving forward, everything I do with Dan Kennedy's company is pure, unadulterated profit to the bottom line. And that's exciting because ... All of a sudden it's like, you can actually buy companies when you understand the core principles of what we do. Anyway, that's a topic for another day, but it's kind of a fun one. Josh: So much fun stuff. Topic for another day. We'll do many episodes. Now is not the time. We're going to dive into what I think goes really well with our last episode. Last episode we talked about goal setting and setting things up, and that last bit of it was around identity and beliefs and values and rules and things like that. I want to talk about mindset here, and specifically the mindset ... There's a couple core key areas, because what's interesting is a lot of times we think mindset is we have to train our minds to think a certain way, or we have to overcome false beliefs about bad things. Like, "I'll never be successful" or "I'll never be this." But it goes both ways, because often times we can have fear of success. We can have fear that, oh, my gosh, what happens if I actually achieve that goal? There's so many different things around that, that we could dive into, but I want to kick off with this one specifically around mindset around money. I do want to talk about not just money, failure, doing the impossible, things like that, but I want to start with money because I feel like money is one of these things that we all have some form of weird relationship with it. Very few people grew up in a home where their parents and everybody around them had a healthy relationship with money, because most people ... I would say 90 plus percent of the people that I've met do not have a healthy relationship with money. They don't understand it. They don't understand what it represents, how it works, any of the things with it. For you, I want you to take us back because one of things, and I've kind of told you this at the beginning, a lot of people in the ClickFunnels world, like Russell. I was talking to Brad Gibb the other day. Shout out to Brad. He's awesome. He's like, "Russell has come and he's taken these handcuffs off of us, to where now we just can print money." It's ridiculous. It's kind of a cheat code. When we talk about it to all of our friends, we go around and we're like, "Yeah, we just kind of make money on the Internet." They're like, "How do you do that?" We're like, "We don't know. We just do what Russell says and it just works." Russell: It's a magic trick! Josh: It just shows up. It's amazing. We've kind of unshackled the making of money, if we follow what it is, but keeping money. But our thoughts around money, our beliefs around money, how we perceive and value money, how we think money is going to change us. All of these different other things around money, those things are now new problems that a lot of us are running into, or have not yet applied the things that you've told us to do because of those beliefs. I think both of those are true. I've seen so many people ... I made not a ton, ton of money, but certainly 10 times more money than I'd ever made in my life when I first got started, and blew it all because of my poor, very unhealthy, almost toxic relationship with money. Take us back, what are the money shifts or the beliefs around money, specifically in mindset, that you had to go through. I'm just going to kind of leave that open ended and see where you take it. Russell: The first thing I think that would be useful for everyone is for everyone to actually, honestly sit down and look at their relationship with money and understand it ... It's funny because if you would ask Russell 15 years ago Russell if this was actually a real thing, I'd be like, "No, this is stupid. Just make money. It's easy." But I had a friend who I worked with, man, probably 12, 13 years ago on a project and he was someone who is super charismatic, super dynamic, super talented person. When he was younger, he used his talents and his gifts and he made a whole bunch of money really, really fast. Crazy, crazy money. Money that doesn't make any sense. When he got that money, he started doing stupid things with it. He got into drugs and alcohol and all the problems that are associated with when you make too much money too fast as a kid, and almost destroyed his life. He almost died. He almost lost his family and his marriage. All these things happened. He lost all the money, which was probably a blessing. And then he refixed his life. And then he got back to the spot where he's like, "I want to make money again." I watched him for probably 10 years of his life, where he would do all the right things, he would get close to making a bunch of money and then he would literally subconsciously destroy everything he had built, and it kept happening. At first I was so confused by it. I'm like, "You were so close. How do you keep messing this up? I don't understand it." Then he told me a story. He didn't know this subconsciously but we had a conversation one night where he told me a story. I was like, "Oh, my gosh. Subconsciously, you are linking the destruction of your family, your health and all these things to making money, because that's what happened the very first time. Now every time you get close to it, your whole subconscious mind is like, no, and starts making you do stupid things to destroy yourself from actually having success." I've seen ... Now, it's been a decade of me watching this. And as much as I love this person, I keep seeing him. He's so talented, so many gifts, and keeps not having any success because of this thing that happened in his youth. His is an extreme example, but this is happening to all of us. You think about when you were growing up, what are the things that your parents said about money? What are the things that you heard at church about money? What are the things you heard in different spots? There are so many things that have been ingrained in our head that we don't even know consciously. And also, we start having success in whatever. We start making money or we start getting close to making money, and all these warning signals are popping off in your head, like, don't get money because of this because you'll become a bad person and you're going to fall away from God. You're going to be doing this. You're going to be the bad person. You look at TV. Myron Golden is the first one that ever pointed this out to me. You look at every movie, every superhero movie, for the most part, the bad guy is the rich billionaire who is this horrible person. This is ingrained in our heads that money is going to make us evil. Those things are real, and even if you don't think that they're affecting you, they probably are. Josh: And then you don't consciously believe it. Subconsciously they control you. Russell: Yeah, it's affecting you. I've seen this in my own journey. When I first started making money, I thought everyone was going to be excited. I was like, "This is so cool." I was so excited to teach everybody else. I started making money. I start teaching people and try to show my friends and my family and what happened. The response I got was not what I thought it was going to be. It was not like, "This is amazing-" Josh: At all. Russell: "Let's try it." Instead it was weird, especially for my wife. My wife struggled with it even more so than me because I've had success in parts of my life in the past where ... In wrestling, I was a state champ, I was an all-American. I hit these different things, but there was this weird side of success you aren't expecting where the people around you who you think are going to be celebrating with you, they don't. In fact, I remember my mom when I bought my dream house ... My house is ... You've been to my house. Josh: Your house is insane. It's so awesome. Russell: It's like the coolest thing in the world. When I was growing up, I wanted an insane house. I remember I was finally at a spot where I could buy this house. In the reality, I didn't pay it off immediately. I could've just paid cash for it. I didn't. But within two years I think I paid it off, which was a big deal for me. But I remember when I was buying my house, I remember a comment my mom said. She was like, "You don't want to buy a house like this because then you're going to be one of those rich people up on the hill." I was like, "What does that mean, mom?" She was like, "They're the ones that are always looking down at everybody else." I'm like, "What?" All of a sudden I was scared to tell my mom about my success because my mom viewed the rich people as this thing over here. And then other people. It was this weird thing where all of a sudden it makes you want to shrink down, it makes you want to hide because you're like, "I don't want people judging me because of this thing." For all of you guys, for all of us, there's these things that may happen, where comments are made, when people we love and respect were to all of a sudden to ... The side of success that you think is going to happen doesn't. Especially in money. I think money is a big one because it's such a thing. Josh: Yeah. I also think that because of the stories that we're told by everybody else, like you're saying, subconsciously it's ingrained in our society, what money is and how it works, nobody understands it. Taylor Welch ... You know Taylor, right? Taylor Welch? Russell: Yep. Josh: He's the one ... He and I have become ... I don't want to say good friends, but certainly friends over the past little bit. He was actually the very first person I ever interviewed on my podcast. Russell: Very cool. Josh: He got me into money. He was like, "Study money. Because once you understand how it works, it'll completely change your perspective of it." I always joke around with my mom. I'm like, "Money's not real. It's all fake." In America specifically, the U.S. dollar is not real. It's all fake and it's all made up. She always pushes back. She's like, "It's not fake because I can guy groceries with it." I'm like, "That right there, that shows that I have a different relationship ..." And side note, I freaking love my mom. My mom and I have an amazing relationship. But my mom and I have a completely different fundamental relationship with money. That was a very interesting learning lesson for me. When you change your relationship with money, when you change how it works, when you understand it differently and when you change your relationship with it, it also becomes not hard to get or keep, because now you're not needy of it. Your relationship changes with it. I always think about ... Take it back to dating. I'm not even going to say the book because I don't want people to go ... It's not a great book, but I was reading a clip out of this book one time and the guy in it goes, "Money and ..." Let's say, relationship. Money and girls are kind of the same thing. Those are not the words he used, but money and girls are the same way. If you're desperate and needy of it, you'll never have it. But if you don't care, it'll come abundantly. That was a very interesting shift for me as well. Anyway, I didn't mean to interrupt you but that was very interesting. Russell: It's key. As I studied Tony Robbins, the biggest thing I learned ... One of the biggest things. I shouldn't say the biggest, but is just becoming aware of things. I think the first step for of any us is being aware of how this is actually affecting you. For a lot of us, at whatever level you're at, the reason you're not at the next level is because there's some belief around it that's keeping you from there. It's interesting, I remember when I had the goal, when I hit a million dollars in a year, I didn't hit it three years in a row. Every year I was within $50,000. Like, $75,000. How am I not hitting this? It was like, I had these weird beliefs around that thing. As soon as I broke it, I was like, this is easy. Going from million to 10 million was next. Getting to two, three, five, eight million was easy, but then 10 million was this gap where I was stuck. It's beliefs. What's easy? What's hard? A couple things ... Again, this is one of those topics. I've never taught this before so I don't have the, here's the Russell three step framework. Things have happened in my life that I became aware of this for myself. One of them was, I had a coach ... I've had her a couple times throughout my life. She's awesome. One of my favorite coaches of all time. Her name is Tara Williams. Tara ... It was interesting because I always thought ... Again, especially people who are religious, there's always this belief of is money going to make me evil? You hear these things on the side. I definitely had this subconscious fear around that. If I get too much money, I'm going to forget God. I'm going to forget my family. All these things couple happen. Because they do. They happen to so many people. We see it. I had that fear behind it. I remember, especially when I bought my house, I was like, I bought this house and it's crazy. Anyway, Tara was at our house, actually, doing a coaching session with my wife and I. It was an interesting thing. But she said a couple things in that meeting that had a big impact on me. One of the things was ... She asked my wife this specifically. "Do you think this is bad that he bought this house?" My wife is like, "Yeah." She has so much guilt associated with it, because she's like ... It was interesting because Tara brought back, "Because you guys have money, talk about things you've done. Last year you gave a million dollars to OUR. Last year you did this. Last year you did this. How many people have you helped? How many entrepreneurs have you empowered? How many jobs have you created?" We started going through this whole thing, and it was like, all these things you're doing has been creating wealth for you. You have this wealth. You can just give it away and you guys do give a lot away, but is it bad for you now to enjoy some of it, to buy a house? Still she was like, "I don't know. Is it bad or not?" She's like, "Now you have this house, what have you guys done with this house?" I was like, "We have our kids here and we have our family here. We bring people here. We're able to serve people at a different level because we have these things." All of a sudden it was like, oh, my gosh, this isn't a bad thing. I remember hearing Richard Branson, somebody asked him ... Who was it? It was another one of those moments for me that opened my mind. But someone asked Branson, "Do you feel guilty that you're not down at the soup kitchen helping feed these people?" Branson's response was so powerful. He said, "The people of the soup kitchen who are feeding people, that's amazing. We're so grateful for them. They're giving their time and their effort. It's powerful. I'm not going to go to the soup kitchen and feed people soup, but I can give the soup kitchen $50,000, and that's going to feed 10,000 people. It's different service but it's still service, and this is able to help even more people." I started thinking about that. Man, these tools that we create, like wealth and the things that we have can be so much more impactful if we use it correctly. It's not a bad thing. It's just understanding these are tools that we have. Anyway ... Josh: It's interesting you say that and phrase it that way because that was one of the things, actually, Brad Gibb, he's a very good friend of mine as well, and we talk a lot. And he's taught me probably more about money as far as investing how it works and how to use it and things like that, probably more than anybody else. Very, very smart. One of the things that he said is money is not all the same. He's like, "You can have a million dollars over here and a million dollars over here and one of them be used for good and to multiply and to be productive, and one of them be used just to indulge and be gluttonous and to be greedy. Is money good or bad? It's not good, it's not bad. It is. It is a tool for exchange. How you go and use it will determine whether or not it's good or bad for you in your own life." When he put it that way, I was like, if I have my money and I'm investing and I'm multiplying it and it's creating freedom and then I'm using that to be able to go out and give back, all of a sudden money is now good. It makes me be able to do my job better. But if I'm just going and I make a million dollars and I go to Vegas and I put 100 grand on black, cool. Maybe once in your lifetime. But that is not a good thing anymore. Now it's taking away from your gift. It can either be an amplifier or it can be something that takes away. That was a really, really big shift for me. It was like, how am I using it? Russell: It's powerful. Again, it just comes down to there's so many subconscious things that are weird about it. Next thing I want to talk about for entrepreneurs too ... And this is a trap with money that I got caught into for almost 15 years. When I stared my business, I remember I started making some money. I figured out what my wife and I needed to live. I think at the time it was $8,000 a month that was giving us the most amazing lifestyle ever. We set it up where our paycheck was eight grand a month and that's what was coming from the company. And everything else in the company I kept reinvesting back into the company. For a while that's important. That's where we're going to grow, where we're going to expand it. I look at my business for the next decade at least, maybe longer, I never pulled anything else out. It only kept getting reinvested, reinvested. And eventually ... Some of you guys heard my story. 10, 12 years ago we had this big crash where everything got shut down and we lost everything. And the thing that sucked is when it all was said and done, I had nothing. We never pulled money out. We never invested. We never did anything. It was all being reinvested back into the business. I got my guarantee, we had our certainty, eight grand a month coming in consistently every single time, but then nothing happened. I remember when we launched after that happened and everything crashed and we were rebuilding back up, during that time we had no money so everything is being reinvested back into the business because we had no business at that point. We started figuring this out. That's where I met Todd. We launched Click Funnels. When we launched Click Funnels, I instantly went back to my same pattern. Like, cool, all the money goes back into Click Funnels. That's how we're going to do this thing. Todd was like, "Dude, just so you understand, I did not build this thing to just have a good paycheck and let this thing keep growing. This is not worth it for me unless we pull money out." I remember I was like ... I had so much fear and I was like, "No. We can't do this." This is one of Todd and I's first and probably only real things where he was just like, "It's not worth it to me unless this is producing money that's being put over here for my family, for my church, for my faith, all the things I want to be doing." Again, we fought back and forth for a couple of months. The very first time we had some profit. I was like, "What do I do with this profit? Put it back in the business." Todd was like, "No, we need to pull it out of the business," and we fought back and forth. Finally, we figured out a way to make us both happy where we figured ... At the time, we need three months of money in reserve. Worst case scenario, that's there. But then after that's over, all of the money, 100% of the money needs to be pulled out and given to the owners. Otherwise we're going to be like you were, Russell, 15 years in and you've got nothing to show for it. All the stress, all the effort, all the energy, and nothing to show for it. That's how we set things up. I remember it was so scary for me. In fact, when we started pulling out and distributing out the profits every single month, I kept mine in there for two years. I didn't touch a penny of it because I'm like ... It's in my separate account. It's over there. What was crazy, though, is that all of a sudden this thing that I was doing started actually producing wealth for me, which took the stress down. I started seeing this thing happening, and all of a sudden it started giving me options where I had no options ahead of time. I think for a lot of entrepreneurs it's like, we have this thing ... It's funny because I see even big people like Gary Vee talk about this, like, "I don't care about money. I dump all my money back in. I'm just building this brand." I'm like, I thought that was the thing for a while too, but it's not. If the business is not producing wealth for the owners, what's the point of it? Eventually you got a job and that's it. It needs to be doing something or else it's not serving you, and therefore, it's not a gift. Josh: Was that the thing, though, helping you overcome that? Was it just doing it? Is that what helped you overcome it? Russell: Yeah, Todd forced me. If it wasn't for Todd, I would still be pulling out eight grand a month and that would be where I would be living. 100%. Todd forced me to do it and it stressed me out. I was so scared. For two years I didn't touch the money and all of a sudden it was like, oh, my gosh, there's this money here. Now I have the ability to ... This thing I had created, this value I was trying to put into the world was paying us back, and now we could ... Now we had all sorts of options. Especially when you're really pushing and you're working hard and you're grinding on something, if aren't seeing some tangible value back from it, it's not serving you. It's just taking from you. Again, this was my personal money, one of my personal issues I struggled with. This may or may not be that, but I would say for all of you guys, looking at this as you are creating a business and creating wealth, you need to be pulling things out. What you do with it is up to you. Like you talked about, use it for good, evil. You can give it to charity. You can do whatever. But if the business is just paying for itself, the business will continue to eat up all your money. It will. You leave money it, it's going to continue to eat it up and it'll disappear as fast as it can possibly happen. But if you start pulling it out and it's over here and it's different, man, it becomes more efficient. It becomes more effective. Everything becomes better because of that. Josh: It's funny, because my thing ... I had that same struggle except I wasn't even paying myself. I was literally just, what are my bills for the month, the bare minimum, and then that was it. And then I met my now wife and I started thinking about finances and she wanted stuff. I was like, but also the business. It was kind of like this thing. Katie came along and was like, "Josh ..." The very first ... She didn't give me a lot of tactical things. It was very mindset-focused. I remember one of the biggest tactical things that she gave me out of the very few that she did, she was like, "You need to pay yourself a paycheck, and that paycheck needs to not only be enough to cover all of your expenses, but it needs to in excess." When I started to put away multiple thousand dollars a month into savings or into being able to invest outside of the company, it changed my whole entire perspective. Weirdly enough, magically, the business made more money. It was like, made it every month. It was like, we're entrepreneurs. We figure out problems. Our brain programs for it. And then I started looking at it as myself as an expense. I was like, I'm a line item on the books. Just like I pay a contractor, that's me. All of a sudden, the business made enough money to cover that. But before that, it didn't. It was crazy. Russell: It's interesting because when you start seeing the results ... I've talked about this before. If you look at my Disc profile, there's the D-I-S-C, and then there's your values. My number one value is ROI. If I can't see the ROI of a situation, it makes it harder for me to do it. I was in business for a decade and a half and the ROI I was getting was good. I was like, "I'm helping people and having success, and it's fun to see the success stories." That was the ROI I was getting, and it was good. It kept me going. But man, I look at the last seven years of Click Funnel, it was like the pressure and the stress and all of the type of things. If it wasn't for the ROI, it took this pressure, but here's the ROI of it, I wouldn't have been able to do it. As soon as I started seeing the ROI and the ROI gets bigger and bigger and bigger, all of a sudden it's like, this becomes fun again and you get excited. How do I make the ROI ... For me, it's all about the ROI, the return on investment, any situation is the key. If you don't have the ROI, it gets hard. It's hard to be creative. It's hard to come up with the next idea, the next thing, and the stress and the pressure that comes. What's the return on investment for the effort you're putting into it? But if you see the ROI and you start amplifying it, then it becomes a more fun game. That's where you start growing from a million to a 10 to 100 and beyond because it's like, I see this game. I'm playing it. I'm getting the return on investment. But I never saw that before because the only return on investment I was getting was this one thing, and those things they feel good, but it's hard to keep score with the feel goods. You got to have a scoreboard to see, like, oh, my gosh, I'm winning. Can I win even more? What's it going to look like? And now it gives you options and opportunities… Josh: You mean you're telling me that all the stress and pressure isn't worth $8,000 a month? Russell: You know, I could get ... I was like ... Nowadays with all of the inflation, I can work at McDonald's for eight grand a month, I think. It's crazy. Josh: Man. Russell: But back then- Josh: That's crazy. Russell: That was the ... Anyway, it's crazy. Josh: You can buy Bitcoin and keep up with inflation. Bitcoin, the savior of money. One more. I kind of want to dive ... I wasn't going to make this a money episode, because that's kind of where it's been. When did you make the shift ... One of the big problems with entrepreneurs, talking maybe a little bit more established entrepreneur, is once they're making money ... I was talking with Brad about this and he was talking about in the inner circle. He was in there ... Or in Category Kings, right? The guy's like, "What's the main problem that you solve?" Brad was like, "So interesting. We thought we could answer that question." Then he asked us it and we try to do it, and it was like, dang, what is the main problem that we solve? What he said is one of the things that they came down to was entrepreneurs know that if they have money, it should be doing more. But they don't know what to do with it. This is something that you probably are an amplified example of this, because you're really, really good at making money. You don't even need to think about what your money should be doing because you can just go make more of it. Once again, that because you've unshackled us. It's like, "All right, want a new car? Go build a funnel. You want a palace? Go build a funnel. Want to take a vacation? Launch a funnel. Just do a funnel and you print money." For you, when did that shift happen for you when you actually started paying attention to, I can't just leave my money in an account right now? I can't just buy cars and houses because those don't make me ... You have houses, you've got the cars, you've got everything you've ever wanted and you still have money left over, so when did you make that shift of, my money needs to be doing more, and how did you solve that problem? Russell: Interesting. This is one that's been more recently solved for me, actually, which is fascinating. For a long I was just hoarding it. Just hoarding it, keeping it here. Then Brad and Ryan ... You have to invest it. I'm like, "I don't want to do that." They forced me to do ... I give them a bunch of money every year and they do whatever they do with it, and that's awesome. I'm like, "Okay, cool. Something is happening." But then the money kept adding up. I remember one day I was like, "I'm in a weird spot where I could buy almost anything I want. What do I want? I'm going to go and spend some money." I remember going to eBay and I was like, "I'm going to buy anything I want." I was searching for stuff, and I spent four hours on eBay when all of a sudden I spent three grand. I was like, "That's it. I got everything I wanted." I was like, "Oh, crap, now what do I do with it?" It was interesting, because for me, it was like ... Again, this is something ... It's been a recent development. I can't remember if it was this podcast or the one I talked about it, I was like, I didn't know what to do with this. Yeah, I could invest in real estate, but that wasn't inspiring to me. I have money in crypto, but that's not inspiring. What's the things that's going to inspire me to want to do more? Again, it's ROI for me. What's going to give me the ROI of now I got to create more money so I can do this thing? So I have a lot of things. Again, we give money to charity. All those things are good and they get me excited. But I was like, what would be the thing that, for me, would amplify? When we bought Dan Kennedy's company, it was the first time I felt it. I bought his thing. We reorganized it, cleaned it up, and I was like, "Oh, my gosh, I'm able to take these things that were so precious to me and I can bring them back to the world, and I can monetize them. I can actually make money off of this thing." I got really excited. I told you I started buying old books. I started investing in Napoleon Hill books and Charles Haanel and Orison Swett Marden and Samuel Smiles and all these people, the founding fathers of personal development and business and all these kinds of things. I've literally spent a small fortune ... I've spent a lot of money in the last couple months on these old, old books, because now it's like, I'm not investing in real estate that's over here. I'm investing in these things I don't care about. Now it's like I'm investing in something that I can take and that I can turn this into more money, and I can turn it into help. I can serve my entrepreneurs. I can do more things with it. For me, that's what's been stimulating for me. That was the investment of ... It was like, I can dump it back into things, but it was like something that's meaningful to me. For some people, crypto is meaningful. For some people it's NFT. Finding the thing that's not just like, I'm investing to invest, but what's the thing that you're passionate about it where it becomes more than just ... For me, that's what I'm geeking out on. You know this, next door I'm building a 20,000 square foot library to house all these books, to build an event center, to build all these kind of things because this is what I feel like my life's mission is. I'm curating all these ideas and I'm bringing them back to people in the simple new form to help these ideas and these concepts live on. For me, that's double fulfilling because it'll make me money, but it's also something that can serve the people I've been called to serve as well. Again, buying Kennedy's company, I'm serving these people, but I'm also making money, which gives me the ability to serve more people. It's kind of fun. Josh: What was the shift, though? For a while you didn't do that, right? Russell: For a while I just sat there. I didn't know what it was. Josh: Who or what got you to the point where you're like, "Okay, I've got to go figure this out"? Yes, this is what you ended up doing with it, but I think a lot of people, there's got to be that thing that's like, "This is when I realized I got to figure out ..." Or some people just let it sit their whole life, I guess. You know what I'm saying? Russell: I heard stories about ... I don't know how true ... But like Scottie Pippen or Mike Tyson, he made half a billion dollars and he's broke. I was like, I don't want to be that dude who made a half a billion dollars and is broke right now. I need to figure out ... I always joke with Brad and Ryan when we were writing their webinar page initially, I was like ... On 30 Rock, there's that scene where Liz Lemon is talking to Alec Baldwin and he's like, "I need that thing that rich people do where they turn money into more money." He's like, "Investing?" He's like, "Yeah. I want to do that." For me, it was like, I've got money here. I need to figure out how to turn money into more money, that's not just me doing the whole thing. How do we amplify what we're doing? How do we have that exponential growth? That was kind of the thing that got me into it. Again, initially it was doing the things that weren't exciting. I'd invested money in real estate and I hated that, so I had Brad and Ryan, I invested money with them. That was cool. It was passive. It wasn't passionate. I was trying to figure out what's the thing that I'm going to be passionate about, where now it becomes part of a game. Now I can see the ROI on this thing. I invested $40,000 this weekend on old books, how do I turn that into $400,000 or four million or 40 million? Can I do that? Now begins ... Now it's fun. Some people, real estate is that game. I got friends who own 100 houses, or 200 houses, and that's the game that they love. I look at Tai Lopez and he's buying these businesses. That's the game that he loves. What's the game you're going to love, the investing game you're going to love? There's a million ways to invest, but when you find one that you love, then it becomes ... Now it becomes a fun part of the game. I think it's understanding first off you need to do it, otherwise you're going to ... You mentioned this ... I can't remember if it was before we started recording, but people who have won Two Comma Club and they got nothing, or Two Comma Club X and they're broke. Entrepreneurs are good at generating money, but there's this other part that you got to learn how to invest it correctly. Otherwise, you're going to pull a Tyson or a Pippen and be broke in a couple of years from now. Yeah, I got 3 Two Comma Club awards on the wall, but I'm trying to figure out how to feed my family this weekend, and that's now where you want to be… Josh: That's so crazy that's a reality for people. It really, really is. I think that's one of the things that I am very, very thankful to have learned relatively early on, is ... Russell: They're two different skill sets. Making money- Josh: They are. Russell: And keeping money are not the same thing. Josh: Yeah. Russell: They are completely different skill sets. In fact, typically, the people who are good at making money are the worst at managing it. Josh: Keeping it. Russell: It's like yin and yang. Understanding that if you're good at making it, you find people around you, like Brad and Ryan, I was like, "Here's money. Do that thing you do because I don't want to mess it up." Josh: Yeah. Russell: In fact, it's funny, before I invested money with Brad and Ryan, I invested it in two different deals. I was like, "This is the greatest thing in the world." Both of them, literally both of them turned out to Ponzi schemes. I got to write off multiple of millions of dollars last year because I gave money to ideas that were so good that me as the entrepreneur was like, "This is genius. This is the greatest thing in the world." Ponzi scheme. I got sold on the thing. It's funny, one of my friends just sold his business for eight figures and he messages me. He was like, "All right. I want to ask your opinion. Where should I put this money?" I was like, "Dude, do not ask me. If I think it's a good idea, it's going to be a Ponzi scheme. Find someone who, that's their life, is that, like Brad and Ryan. Go give your money to them," or find something like I'm doing now with the books and stuff, where it's like now. This is something that fits into my skill set. I think it was ... What's the old dude who invests all the money? Warren Buffett, that said only invest in things you understand. It's like, I understand how to turn old information into money. I'm investing in information and intellectual property because I can turn that into more money, and so that becomes something I can invest in, because I understand the game. I don't understand- Josh: So interesting. Russell: This, but I do understand this, therefore, I will invest in the thing I understand because I can turn this into more money. Josh: That makes sense. Side note on Warren Buffett, you know 80% of his wealth or something like that came off of nine trades? Russell: Really? Josh: Nine investments that he made, it produced 80% of his wealth or something like that. Isn't that insane? Russell: That is fascinating. Josh: That's why when ... I read the quote from him, it was in the context of this quote. It was like, Warren Buffett is like, everyone thinks they have to make a bunch of good decisions. He was like, "I try to make three good decisions a year." I was like, "Oh, my gosh. What the heck?" And then I found out that 80% of his wealth came from ... It was eight or nine trades or something, or investments, and I was like, "All right. I guess that makes sense, then, if you only need to make ..." Anyway, last question, rapid fire question on money. Is there anything that you could do, if you could go back and change something about what you've done or your handling with money, is there anything that you would change, and if so, what's the biggest thing that would be? Russell: Good question. I think I would've started ... Number one, I would've started pulling money out of my business faster. Number two, I would've had a plan for what I would do with that money. I wish I would've said, "I'm going to pull out ... After three months of thing, pull out all the profit, I'm going to put 25% in real estate, 25% in crypto, 25% in something else, and just have that happening in the background, I'd be a much wealthier man today." It took me a long, long time before I did that. Todd forced me to start putting money into crypto, which was one of the greatest gifts ever for me. Brad and Ryan are now forcing me to put money over here. It's like taking that and putting it in spots where again, it's not going to be 100%. I'm going to fall for two Ponzi schemes a year probably, but if I can get one of them to win and three of them to fail, or whatever that is, that's the big thing. I always thought that I will start pulling money out when blah. When I hit Two Comma Club, when I hit a million. The problem is that win never comes. You got to structure from day number one. When money comes in, boom. Profits come out. This happens here. I pay myself first. From the money I pay myself, 10% is going to go for me to go do stupid things, 25% is going to go into real estate or Bitcoin or stocks or whatever. And dividing that stuff up so it's happening at a small level, because when that happens, I wasted a decade and a half before any kind of investments happening. Can you imagine if I had 15 years of the stuff I was doing, turning into something? I missed out on so much of that, that I wish I would've done. Josh: You just got to make sure that you have a small percentage there, which is dedicated to losing bets and Bitcoin to Josh. If you have that, then we're good. For the rest of your life, you're going to be losing bets, so that's how that's going to work. Guys, I hope you enjoyed this episode with money. I'll let you sign it off, but this was awesome. We get to hear Russell Brunson talk about money, which is something that, you make a ton of it, but you don't really talk about it, which is awesome. Thanks for sharing a little bit more. Russell: Thank you. I apologize I don't have a framework for this yet, but this gets me thinking, man, if I could figure out something for entrepreneurs, this is the next thing to do, so then I'll talk more about it as I figure things out. But it's fascinating. I remember I bought a Dan Kennedy course on wealth creation, and it was fascinating because I'd heard Dan talk about building businesses and all that sort of stuff, but it was the first time he ever talked about wealth. Again, same thing. Fascinating. I'm like, oh, my gosh. I never thought about that side of the coin because most entrepreneurs don't talk about it, or don't think about it. I think it's important for us to think and talk and do more with it because again, 15 years of never investing anything, man, it would've been nice. I'd be in a different spot right now than I am today, for sure. Thank you, Josh, for hanging out and talking about money. Hopefully you guys enjoyed this episode. If you did, let us know if you want more about money and wealth and these kind of things. Let us know and we'll go deeper on topics. Just take a screen shot of this on your phone, post it, and tag me and write your #1 question you want to hear, and maybe we'll talk about it on the next podcast. Thanks again. Thank you, Josh, and I will see you guys soon.

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Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 64:08


Ever wonder why you feel like you belong in some groups and the black sheep in others? In this episode, the Javascript dudes sit down with Brett Haralson, a software developer and manager at Wix who's learned the fundamentals of cultivating world-class communities. They discuss what Brett does FIRST to start building a community, how to handle negativity before and when it pops up, and what you NEED to do after you “find your tribe”. “It's the relationships and friendships made that are life-changing. To create a community, you need to make people feel like they belong.” - Brett In This Episode: What Brett looks for FIRST to build a life-long and robust community (not just an Instagram following) Worried about negativity in your community? Brett lays out how to “safeguard the spirit” and integrate critique productively (and how to boot out the jerks) Brett's go-to steps to quickly become a valued member of any community (hint-hint: it's about lingo and value) Once you “find your tribe”, Brett shares what you NEED to do to keep your communities alive and thriving Roundtable Picks: Steve's Orion web browser (https://browser.kagi.com/) Brett's Resident Evil Village (https://www.residentevil.com/village/us/) Resident Evil books (https://amzn.to/3zxVWNX) Foundation TV show (https://tv.apple.com/us/show/foundation/umc.cmc.5983fipzqbicvrve6jdfep4x3?itscg=MC_20000&itsct=atvp_brand_omd&mttn3pid=Google%20AdWords&mttnagencyid=a5e&mttncc=US&mttnsiteid=143238&mttnsubad=OUS2019859_1-562857103877-c&mttnsubkw=124664317132__46IBNxxU_&mttnsubplmnt=) Charles's Lost Cities board game (https://amzn.to/337L7Ga) Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill (https://amzn.to/3zzjLox) Wheel of Time TV show (https://amzn.to/3F9Zk2t) Connect with Brett: https://twitter.com/brettharalson https://www.instagram.com/brettharalson https://www.linkedin.com/in/brett-haralson/

The Capital Raiser Show
Mind Magic 10: The Self Confidence Formula by Napoleon Hill

The Capital Raiser Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 10:15


2022 is upon us and it is a great time to break down some tools from Napoleon Hill that can help us create a greater year. I also go ahead and provide some analysis of what I am hearing from this formula.  

Sales Tips For Smart People
01.03.2022 - Clean Slate Monday

Sales Tips For Smart People

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 19:47


Eric Lofholm is excited to bring you another FREE resource to maximize your business and personal results! During the month of December, Eric will cover Napoleon Hill's Principles of Success. Check in daily (Mon-Fri at 7:45am Pacific) for new messages and growth strategies! Bonus Video Calendar

Zone Of Action
Billionaires Think Differently

Zone Of Action

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 10:37


We often have difficulty writing even a few lines about what our dreams are. Yet we can go on for hours listing reasons why we can't achieve our dreams. Hard to win game of life when we are playing against ourselves. Be on your side. No more negative self-talk starting now.Check us out -  Instagram and Twitter: JeroldJax Facebook: … Jerold Action Jackson…. InfiniteBlueOcean.comGet my books, In the zone, The masterplan to living your best life and Why he wont commit to you, A guide to overcoming a broke mentality and getting the relationship you want – Both on Amazon Kindle, and AudibleHappiness starts with you. Not with your relationship, not with your job, not with your money, but with you in the Zone of Action.

Mitchell Report Unleashed Podcast
Episode 327: Finding Your Purpose In 2022 With Evan Carmichael

Mitchell Report Unleashed Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 2022 24:13


Evan Carmichael #Believes in entrepreneurs. Gary Vaynerchuck called him the DJ who inspires people and Ed Mylett called him the modern-day Napoleon Hill. At 19, he built and then sold a biotech software company. At 22, he was a venture capitalist raising $500k to $15M. He now runs a YouTube channel for entrepreneurs with over 2 million subscribers and 300 million views, wrote 4 books, and speaks globally. He wants to solve the world's biggest problem, people don't #Believe in themselves enough. Forbes named him one of the world's top 40 social marketing talents and Inc. named him one of the 100 great leadership speakers and 25 social media keynote speakers you need to know. He's set 2 world records, uses a trampoline & stand-up desk, owns Canada's largest salsa dance studio where he met his wife, and has a giant Doritos bag in front of him all day long to remind him that he's stronger than the Doritos. Toronto is his home. He's a husband, father, TSM Fan, and Teemo main. :20 Where did you come up with the goal to help 1 billion many entrepreneurs? 1:57 What is one of the biggest struggles you had to face that you used to push yourself forward in the successful person you are? 4:10 Content creation is the biggest platform we have, many look to us for advice, questions & understanding when it comes to burning out creating, what is one common message to say to folks when it comes to content creation? 6:28 What is your advice to people who do not believe in themselves, that have low confidence, or have a hard time believing that can accomplish anything in life? 12:55 I read one of your quotes on Instagram about spending 5% of your time planning and 95% of your time doing. What does that mean to you and how can the audience implement that right now? → CONNECT WITH EVAN CARMICHAEL ←Evan's website: http://www.evancarmichael.com/Evan's FB - https://www.facebook.com/evan.carmichaelFacebook Fan Page  - https://www.facebook.com/EvanCarmichaelcom/YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/ModelingTheMasters Twitter: https://twitter.com/EvanCarmichaelInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/evancarmichael/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/evancarmichael/Snapchat: https://www.snapchat.com/evancarmichaelPinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/evancarmichael/Evan's Books:1) Your One Word Book - The Powerful Secret to Creating a Business and Life That Matter http://www.evancarmichael.com/oneword/ 2)Top 10 Rules for Success: Rules to Succeed in Business and Life from Titans, Billionaires, & Leaders who Changed the Worldhttp://www.evancarmichael.com/top10/3) 254 Confidence: Your daily guide to building unstoppable confidence in your life, work, and relationships.https://amzn.to/2L2WnqA4) 3 Point Landing Journal: Your powerful companion to go from just watching another video to actually taking action in your lifehttps://amzn.to/2MHabdR5) New book (March 17, 2020 launch): Built to Serve - https://evancarmichael.com/vip6) Movement Makers Program Page: https://believe.evancarmichael.com/join-now7) BrandLytics Program Page: https://believe.evancarmichael.com/brandlytics-2→ CONNECT WITH ME ON SOCIAL MEDIA ←INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/officially.rory/TWITTER: https://twitter.com/officiallyroryLINKEDIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mitchellrory/YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/user/Rory519

The Marketing Secrets Show
BECOMING The Person Who Can Achieve Your Goals...

The Marketing Secrets Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 2022 36:25


It's new years, and I know you have a lot of goals. Listen to this episode to find out how to become the person you need to be to actually achieve what you want! Hit me up on IG! @russellbrunson Text Me! 208-231-3797 Join my newsletter at marketingsecrets.com ClubHouseWithRussell.com Magnetic Marketing ---Transcript--- Russell Brunson: What's up everybody. This is Russell Brunson. Welcome back to the Marketing Secrets podcast. Today's episode, you guys have a chance to listening on a really fun actually interview that Josh Forti and I did today about goal setting and what that looks like. I know that we're... At the time we're recording this, it's almost the new year. And so he asked me the questions about how I set goals. How do I make sure I hit my goals and reach them? And what does that look like? And I was excited because it's actually a topic that I'm writing it sensibly about in my new book. And so anyway, a lot of things are top of mind, and we had some fun with it. It went longer than we thought. And so I had to go fast through some things. Someday maybe I'll do a three or five day or two week, two month long event teaching these topics. But hopefully it gives you a head start to kind of figure out what is you want in life? What kind of goals you want to set for this year, and then how you actually make sure you achieve those. Stuff that's fascinating to me and hopefully you guys will find some cool stuff in as well. And at the end of it, there's assignments, so make sure you do it. And if you do that, in fact, I'd block out two or three hours during this new year's break as you're figuring out what you want to with your life over the next 12 months and go through this audio and then actually do the assignment at the end. And if you that, your chances of hitting that goal will dramatically go up. All right, with that said, we're going to cue up the theme song. And when we get back, you have a chance to listen in on an interview with me and Josh Forti. What's up, everybody. Welcome back to the Marketing Secrets podcast. Today I'm here once again with Josh Forti, and at the time we're recording this it's a little after Christmas. We're getting ready for the new year and world domination. I think today we're going to be talking about how to focus and goal setting, all that kind stuff. Is that right? Is that the- Josh Forti: Yeah. Today's episodes a good one. I'm so excited for this because I mean, we get to listen to Russell Brunson tell us how he picks his goals, how he's going to plan the world. It's going to be great. Russell: I'm excited too because some of you guys know I'm actually working off and on, just depends on, but I have another book in the works that I'm working on and it's my first personal development book. But for me, personal development's definitely around picking a target and running towards it with definiteness of purpose and trying to accomplish the thing. And so as I've been not... I wrote 200 pages of the book, and I told you this when you were out in Boise. Josh: I know. I'm waiting for my copy, Russell. Russell: And then I said, I hated it. So I got... I didn't hate the book. It's actually good stuff. I'm putting it in the new behind the scenes newsletter. I'm putting the chapters in there. So it's being reused, but I wasn't happy with how it turned out as a book book. And so I'm starting over from scratch and rethinking it all. And so that's the phase I'm in right now. But a lot of it is tied around what we're talking about today, so it should be good. I'm excited for this. Josh: Heck yeah. Awesome. Well, let's kick it off and get started with that note. So whenever we sit down for podcast, I go and it's interesting because now that we are doing so many, normally when I do long-form interviews or because we record in batches, right. Normally when I sit down, I'm just like record go. But you can only do that so many times with somebody before you have to start planning topics ahead a time, right? So I'm on the plane yesterday or a couple days ago, whenever we flew back home, and we got to upgrade to first class for like $47. It was great. I'm there on my computer, just have room. And so I was thinking, walking through the topics that we wanted to cover over the next couple episodes and one that kept coming up and my mind kept coming back to is goal setting. Right? We're sitting here. We're coming to the end of this year. The last two years have really just been crazy, right? Like 2020 was super, super uncertain. 2021 was a little bit more certain, but we all know we're not back to reality yet. Right? With everything. And so I was like, all right, how do you set goals? Not only in the midst of just chaos, but just in general, right? Because there's so many different ways you can think about goals and set goals and do targets and all the different things. And so as we wrap up this year, as we bring this year to an end, and as we look ahead to 2022, what are the areas specifically that you look at as far as setting goals, and how do you set goals effectively that you're going to stick to? Because I think that's a big thing for a lot of people is they can write down, like I want to make $1 million this year, or I want to lose weight. You know what I'm saying? But how do we actually do that? Right? Do you break it down? How does that work? Russell: Yeah. So I'd say, again, this is like, we could write a whole 25 book topic on this. So I'll just go over some of the highlights of things I think about. One of them actually I got from Scharf and that was interesting. He spoke at Funnel Hacking Live Orlando, and we did a little session on stage, and it was interesting because he was talking about it from a team building standpoint, but I took this principle back, and I started implementing it with my family and then in my own personal life. And he talked about how a lot of people set a goal like I want to make a million dollars. And he said if you structure it and if you look at it like a football game or a football team, it's different, right? He said, if you sit and look at the goals, there's always the main goal of anyone who's a football player. They want to be in the Hall of Fame. That's their legacy, their legend. There's the Hall of Fame goal. Right? And so that's the first thing is what's the Hall of Fame goal? And then you break it down from there and say okay, now what's the Super Bowl? What do you have to do to win the Super Bowl in football, what the Super Bowl for you, what it is. And then from there you break down to like, okay, what are the things you've got to do to win this game, this quarter, this half and things like that. Right? So it's breaking things down like that. And so I did this with my family like two or three years ago. It was really cool. We said for our family, what's our Hall of Fame goal for our family? What is the big thing where we're like, I made it into the Hall of Fame. I'm a legend. This is amazing. So we set a goal for the family. And I've been thinking about that with ClickFunnels and with me and my mission. What's my Hall of Fame goal? So that's the first thing to think through because it's not something like I'm going to get this year, I'm going to get it. But it's like, I've got to be doing a lot of things to eventually when I retire, I did this thing and I'm in the Hall of Fame, right? What is that for you? Because if you don't know what that is, it's hard to reverse engineer everything backwards. A lot of times entrepreneurs are good at just running, ready, fire, aim, but we're not thinking, and I'm as bad as anyone else. Right? Again, I want to make a million dollars. Then 10, then 100. You keep looking at these things as opposed to what's the end goal of where you're trying to get to. So that's first thing, Hall of Fame goal. And then what's your version in the Super Bowl? And the Super Bowl is more like, in my mind, the next 12 months, like what are you going to do, right? Josh: Yeah. Russell: And so that's the bigger one I think a lot of people are thinking about when you're trying to January 1st setting your New Year's goal. This is your Super Bowl goal. Next 12 months, this is the thing I want to accomplish. And it's not 12 things. Football teams aren't like, okay, I'm going to win the Super Bowl, and I'm going to win this. I'm going to win this. No, there's just one goal. There's one thing that you're focusing on. And then underneath there, there's all the things you've got to do to be able to accomplish that. And that's where these sub-goals come in. Right? And so that's the first phase. Any questions about it before I move on to the next? Josh: Yeah, well, no, just a comment on that. I was reading. I don't have the book next to me. The book Essentialism. Have you ever read that book? Russell: Yes. Back in the day, I did. Josh: Okay. Super, super good. Right? And one of the things that he talks about there is he's like, it's always funny to me when companies say that their company has a lot of priorities. He's like, you can't have a lot of priorities. You can have a priority and then everything else comes secondary. Right? So whenever I walk into a company they're like, our priority is customer service and this, and then list all the other ones. He's like, then you don't have any priorities. Right? And so he is like, when you sit down, what's the number one thing? What is the thing that if that thing happens, it is a success? Right? The whole year, that's what the thing was. And so sitting down, I noticed that for me and my company, for us, our number one priority for next year is not, yes, we have a revenue goal and yes, we have quarter goals and all the different things. But for us, the number one goal is we want to build the very best product in the space for what we do. Right? That is the goal. For 12 months, that is our goal. And so now everything else comes secondary. And so when you're talking about that is like, what is the goal? I love football, right? So football is how I do all my analogies? Right? The Super Bowl is the 12 month goal. Right? And what's interesting about that is the Super Bowl is a collective team goal. The Hall of Fame is an individual goal. Right? Which is super interesting because then you can have your own individual, but then as a team, and as I'm starting to grow a team more, things like that, having that really clear goal, I think, was really cool. So no, just some comments, but no questions on that. '. Russell: I love that. Very cool. So then, and you could tell who I'm studying right now by some of my phrases. I've been going deep into Napoleon Hill and Charles Haanel and all the old time people right now. That's where my mind's been with. And it's interesting because as I study all them, especially Napoleon Hill, what he talks about all the time is you've got to pick a goal, and then you have to move forward with definiteness of purpose. And he uses that phrase, and took me forever. Finally I couldn't even like say the word right because it's such a weird word, but definiteness of purpose. And when I think about that definiteness of purpose is like, this is what I'm doing, the Super Bowl. I'm going forward. There's the goal. I'm not just dabbling and hopefully I'll figure out my way. I've got my sights on the goal, and I'm moving forward with definiteness of purpose. It means everything is going towards that thing. Right? And so, that's the biggest thing. And I was reading a Charles Haanel book last night, and he's the guy that wrote Master Key System and a bunch of other really cool old books. And what he talked a lot about is just desire. A Lot of people are like, oh, I want to go. I want to hit Two Comic Club, but then their desire isn't big enough to actually get them moving forward with definiteness of purpose. Right? And he shared this story, and I've heard this story a thousand times over the years. I'm sure everyone's heard it. I think my math teacher used to tell, he said it was Euclid that told this story. In this book it was someone different. I don't know what that story is, but basically the dude comes up to the gurus like, "I want to learn how to do whatever. I want to learn how to make money online. I want to learn how to whatever the thing is." Right? And so the guru's like, "Well meet me tomorrow morning at the beach, and I'll show you how to do that." So the next morning, meets the dude at the beach. The guru walks him out in the water, and they get deeper and deeper and deeper. And he gets the point where the water's up to the kid's head or whatever. And he grabs head and shoves it under the water, and he holds him there, and the guy's fighting and failing. And the point is where he is about to die. And then he pulls the guy out of the water and the guy's like, "What are you doing?" And he's like, "When you want the thing you want as bad as you wanted air, you're going to get it." And that's this desire thing. So we have the goal. We have to move forward with definiteness of purpose. That becomes the focal point of every thing we're doing. And then the last piece is that desire. Because most people that I find who don't have success, it's because they don't have desire. Right? For me, when I was wrestling, and I wanted to be state champ, I had so much desire. I couldn't stop thinking about it. It was day and night. I'd sit in class, and all I could think about was different wrestling moves and what I could do to increase my strength and my cardio better and how to get the moves better because my desire was so strong for that thing. And for me, business was the same one. When I got into business, I just wanted to figure this out and to make money and to grow a company. I had so much desire that it happened. Right? I think most people just don't have desire. Like, oh, let's just set a goal, and hopefully I make that. If that's what you're going into it, you're not going to be successful. What's the Yoda quote? Josh: Do or do not. There is no try. Russell: Yeah. If you ask him what's your goal? And they're like, "Oh, I'm going to try to whatever." It's like, you're not going to make it. Why not? Because you said I'm going to try to do it. Josh: Right. Russell: You have to be definiteness of purpose. I'm going to be a state champ. I'm going to hit it a Two Comma Club. I'm going to make a million dollars. I'm make 10, I'm going to make a hundred. I'm going to get to a billion dollars. I'm going to get to 200,000 customers. This is what I am doing. And my desire's high. I'm moving forward with definiteness of purpose, and that's where it begins with. Josh: Yeah, and I think part of the thing that goes with that is Tony Robbins. Gosh, every time you bring Tony Robbins in, it's never bad. Right? You could do that every single year, and it would never get old. Right? . Russell: Yeah. Josh: But he says this a million times. He's like, you have to be so specific with what you want. Right? He's like people come to me all the time and I've heard him say this a million times, but just, we got second row right behind you because Parker Woodward came over. Shout out, Parker. He's like staring into your soul. And he's like, you want a million? And he is like, you want more money? Fine. Here's a dollar. You have more money move. Get out of my way. Right? Or get out of here. I'm like, dang. Right? If you're not so specific with what you want, you'll get it. Russell: Yeah. Josh: Right? But it's not going to be what you actually want because you're not specific with it. And so with definiteness of purpose, I feel like one of the keys to that is to be very specific with what that purpose is. Russell: Yep. Yep. Josh: You know what I'm saying? Russell: Oh, I want to get better. I want to get, yeah. It's got to be something tangible. You can touch it. And you know when you got it. You know when you went to the Super Bowl if you got to the Super Bowl or not. You can be like where's your goal last year? Oh, did you hit it? Oh, I don't know. Therein lies the problem. Right? That specific goal, move forward with definiteness of purpose because your desire's not high enough. You don't know if you hit it or not? That's a problem. Josh: Yeah. One more thing on that. I think it also helps you if you can get really... Setting clear goals is like a muscle, I feel like. It's a skillset that's learned. And I was listening to Alex Becker, which I know you know Alex. And dude's like just a mega-genius man. His mind. If I can ever get him on the podcast, I'll let you know because- Russell: You'd get a 30-second podcast with him. Josh: Right. Right. It'd be a profanity-laced thing full of truth. And you'd be like, wow, I have to process. Anyway, I was listening to him. I was watching his training on YouTube Ads and going through. And he is like, what people need to understand is that all of marketing is the exact same thing when it comes to running ads. Right? And actually I still have it written up on my board. He goes, every single person wants the exact same thing. They want a result. They want a consistent system to get there, and they want it fast. That's it. Right? He's like, if you just are able to specifically call out the result, provide the specific system to get there, and do it faster than anybody else, you will win every single time. Right? I feel like a lot of goal setting is that. Right? It's what is the result that you're actually trying to go after and get to? If you're not specific on that result, try marketing something where there's no specific outcome. It's so hard. Right? And so the more clear you can get on that specific outcome, the more clear that you can get on the outcome that you're providing for your customer. I feel like that's a learned skill that transfers in other areas besides just goal setting. You know what I mean? Russell: Oh, for sure. That's awesome. Josh: Yeah. Russell: Becker's smart, man. I did one call with him one time, and it was literally like three minutes long. He's like, "Kid, it's all I got," and it was done. I was like, that was amazing. Anyway, so. Josh: Yeah. Yeah. Becker, he's a freak of nature. That's for sure. Russell: Yeah. Okay, I got four more things to talk about related to it. Josh: Okay. Russell: I got this from Tom Bilyeu because Tom's one of those people who is again, just brilliant. And he said something in three or four podcasts, just kind of like as a blah, blah, blah. Just went off on it. And I remember one day, so I finally, I messaged him on text message. I sent an audio message. I was like, okay, you said this. I want to make sure I understand this right. And he wrote back to me, and he messages back. He's like kind of, but you kind of got it all wrong. I'm like, what? So I scheduled a call with him because I was like, I'm writing this book and this thing you just shared was so powerful. I need to map it out. So I spent an hour with him on the phone and mapped it out. I drew it out. I was like, is this what you're talking about? He's like, "Oh yeah. That's what I'm talking about." So it's going to be in the new book because it's core foundational. I'm going to go through with you guys because a lot of times, and I didn't know this, there were things that I did unconsciously related to these things, but now that I consciously know this, I'm going deep in it. In fact, I'm planning our Two Comma Club X Managed Circle members are going to Mexico in March, and I'm thinking I'm going to do a three-day event in Mexico just going deep on this alone because this is the key to everything you want in life. So there's the pre-frame you guys ready for me to jump? Josh: I'm ready. I'm hooked. Russell: Okay. So what Tom said was interesting. He said a lot of times we set a goal, but what we don't realize is that for us to get the goal, we can't be who we are today. Because if we were, we'd already have the thing, right? We have to actually evolve and change and become something different if we're going to achieve the thing we do. So then how do you become something different? And that's where you're in this weird limbo thing. Right? And so there are four core things that really tie into this. And so I'll talk briefly on each one as much as we can in the time we have. So the first one is after you know this is the goal, very specific, definiteness of purpose. I desire to go there. The first thing we have to do is have an identity shift. Right? Our identity has to be different than what we are right now. If we don't shift it, then we struggle. So I started looking back at the things I've had success in life. For me, the very first one was a wrestler. And I remember I got into wrestling. I liked it. And I was good at it, but I wasn't great. I don't have time probably to tell the specific story, but I remember a specific story where something happened where that day I was like, I'm a wrestler. This is me. This is who I am. I'm a wrestler. And as a wrestler, I'm going to do what wrestlers do. Right? And Tom, when I was talking to him, I mentioned that. And he's like, now imagine this. Instead of saying I was a wrestler, what if you said I'm a world class wrestler or I'm a state champion wrestler. He's like just by changing the identity that you're putting on yourself, changes how you view everything. Right? And for me, I viewed myself as a champion wrestler, and I view myself like I'm someone who's a state champion. Therefore, I started looking at what do the state champions do? How are they doing it? What do they believe? What do they think? What do they do? What do they value? And I started matching my beliefs, values, and rules based on that. But the first thing is that you have to realize what's the identity you want to put on yourself? And I think most people don't do it consciously. I didn't do it consciously. But when you become aware of it, it changes things. At Funnel Hacking Live, Anthony Trucks talked about identity, and it was such a powerful thing. If we figure out how to put these identities on ourselves, it makes everything else become easier. So the first thing is understanding, okay, what's the identity I've got to put on my shoulders if I'm going to become the person who's going to be able to reach that goal? And we've got to think through that and strategize and figure that out because if you don't, if you pick the wrong identity, like, oh, I'm an athlete, that's good. But I'm not become a world class wrestler if my identity's an athlete. If my identity is I'm a world class wrestler, I'm going to become a world class wrestler. Right? You've got to... When I got into business, it was the same thing. I was dabbling and dabbling and dabbling until I figured out I wanted to be an entrepreneur. And then after that, it wasn't just an entrepreneur. It's shifting, and it's changed throughout time, but the identity is the key because everything struck. You start doing things differently when you have a different identity. One of the identities I've I've recently, and I did a podcast about this, that I've put on myself is that I'm not just an entrepreneur or I'm not like... I'm a curator. And just by me saying that, I've literally bought, I would say conservatively, probably 3000 books in the last three months that I'm buying that I'm going through them, curating old books, trying to figure out all these kind of things because I have the identity. I put the identity upon myself, and all of a sudden, it shifts my behavior because of that. Josh: Yeah. Russell: So identity's the first thing. And again, we could talk for a day on identity, but understanding what is the identity that you're going to have to have to be able to become the person who's going to go get that thing. Josh: Okay. Can I touch on that just really briefly? Russell: Yeah. Josh: Okay. Only because, I don't know, I've spent like a hundred thousand dollars in coaching on this exact topic. So it was so crazy, when I was working with Katie and lots of other people. Have you ever read the book Psycho-Cybernetics? Russell: Yes. Josh: Dude, that book changed. That was the first personal development book I ever read. Russell: I'm trying to find the rights to that book right now, just so you know. Josh: Dude. Dude, ah. Russell: It's so good. Josh: Why do you get to do all cool stuff, Russell? Russell: Curating, that's my identity. It's what I do. Josh: Yeah. But I read that book and it, I mean, it completely changed my whole perspective on life. Right? And for the premise of the book, for those of you don't know, there's a guy. He was a plastic surgeon. He rebuilds people's faces and stuff. And he realized that when he would make even the smallest tweaks in people's faces that it would change their entire life. Everything about their life and their change based on how they saw themselves basically in the mirror. Right? And so this whole premise of the identity, part of it is when you have an identity shift, you actually believe it now. And there's so many people that are like, they want something, but the reason they don't do it is because they don't believe it's possible. They see themself as the person that's able to do that. Right? And so one of the things I thought about doing with the podcast sometime down the road is openly Dream 100ing people. How cool would it be to have on the board of, "Hey guys, we're all Dream 100ing Elon Musk right now." Right? How cool would that? But if you have the identity I'm going to Dream 100 Elon Musk, then all of a sudden, it just becomes, oh, for the next three, five, 10 years, it doesn't matter if you haven't gotten there yet. That's just who you are. It's just what you're trying to do. It's just what you're doing. And by default, your brain starts thinking differently. So anyway, I love that. I don't want to take anymore out of that, but that one concept changed my whole entire life of understanding that if you shift your identity, by default, you'll get to where you want to go. Russell: Yeah. It's huge. And again, I look at the things I've been successful in my life in, and again, looking backwards, I was like, oh my gosh, I didn't realize that I had an identity shift tangible. And in fact, I remember the day that it happened, and it changed everything for me. It was the day I became a wrestler. It was the day I became an entrepreneur. It was the day... It shifts things. And so, ah, anyway, so that's number one. So identity. Now under identity, if you look at my graphic, identity is at the top, and there's three pillars that go underneath identity. And they're all super powerful, and they all have different purposes and things. So if you look at one of the legs under identity is beliefs. What do you believe? And beliefs are cool. Because beliefs, I feel like beliefs can change. I have to figure what are the beliefs I need to have to be able to achieve this thing, right? If I believe that making money's difficult, I am not ever going to make money. If I believe making money's easy, it's going to be really easy for me to make money. Right? If I believe that I'm a good athlete, I'm going to be able to be a good athlete. If I believe that eating healthy is going to make me have more success, I'm probably going to eat more healthy. And so in the second phase, figure out what are these beliefs that you need to have? And some of them you already have inherently, a lot of them you don't yet. And so that's why when you have this identity, it's like, well man, if I want to be a world class wrestler, what do world class wrestlers believe? If I want to be an entrepreneur, what do world class entrepreneurs believe? Right? What are those beliefs? That is sitting down physically, I've been doing this recently. This is part of my New Year's thing I'm doing now is I'm listing out here are all the things I either believe or I need to believe to be able to hit this goal. Right? And so I start writing out these beliefs. Now the thing about beliefs that's hard is just by you writing down I believe this thing, does not necessarily mean you're going to believe that thing. Josh: Yeah. Russell: And this is where like most of personal development is affecting this tier, this leg of this thing. If I knew to believe I need to be successful, like I'm going to go read a bunch of Tony Robbins books because he's going to help me instill this belief in me until I actually believe it. Or I'm going to listen to a bunch of podcasts or whatever that thing might be. Right? Or if I believe that eating healthy is going to make me more successful. You may say I know I need that belief, but I don't really believe right now. That's why I keep going back to cookies and candies and ice cream or whatever. Right? So you need to instill that belief, so this is where a personal development comes. If I believe this belief is going to help me get the thing I need to do, I need to go listen to everybody that's talking about health or fitness or whatever that is until that belief becomes so ingrained in my psyche that now I actually believe it. Because when I believe it, now it becomes really easy to do. When I believed in wrestling that if I got on top of anybody in this country that I could turn them, then guess what? As soon as I got on top of anybody in this country, I could turn them, right? Because I believed it at such a deep level. I always tell people my core job at ClickFunnels is be the belief cheerleader. If I can get you guys to believe in yourselves, that's it because it's not that difficult. All these things are not hard. The hardest thing is getting you to believe it's actually going to work. Right? And believe if I buy ads, it's going to work, believing that I'm going to lose money on the front end, but it's going to be successful. I believe that if I put myself out there, it's not going to be scary. I believe, so it's like, I've got to get you to believe those things, but if you can do it, then it becomes easy. So I look at who's already achieved what I want? What are the things that they believe? And then I've got to start focusing on getting those beliefs wired into my brain so that I actually believe them. Okay? Josh: Yeah. Russell: And I always tell people this, the biggest problem we have as humans is we always want to try to conform the world to what we believe, and that's not the right strategy. Especially, I see this in religion all the time where people are trying to convince like, this is what God should believe. It's like, no, no, no. If you really want to be successful in religion, you've got to figure out what does God believe? And then you shift your beliefs to that. You don't try to bend God's will to yours. That's insane. Why would you even think that's okay. We need to believe that he believes, it's not trying to get him to believe what I believe. Right? And that's the extreme example is religion in God, but it's true in anything. Right? If I was going to be basketball player, I would go figure out what Michael Jordan believes, and I would do everything I can to believe what he believes. I would not be trying to conform Michael Jordan's belief patterns to mine. Okay? Because he's done it, and I haven't yet. Right? And so that's the next step is figuring out what are the beliefs I have to have to be successful? And then I've got to go and start plugging the stuff into my ears and my head and be reading and listening and everything until these beliefs become so real that they become real. Because that's the hardest thing. The beliefs are the one, the other two I'm going to share are much more simpler, I think. Beliefs are the ones that are, they come and they go. And this is where it takes the mental mind power to make those things actually stick. Does that make sense? Josh: Yeah. Yeah. No for sure. No, I have so many thoughts on that. But for the sake of time, oh my gosh. Belief, I think that's the hardest thing. Like you said, it's one of the hardest things though. But I love the religion example because it's like, what was that? There's that one quote on it that says we will question everything except for the things we truly believe. Russell: Yeah. Josh: Right? And religion is a perfect example of this. I believe that Jesus came down to die on the cross for my sins. I believe that. Russell: Yeah. Josh: I've never even questioned it, and I've questioned pretty much everything in my belief. But I'm like, if I believe Christianity to be true, I by default believe that. Right? I believe that that happened. And so when I talk to people that don't have that world view, you're not even having the same conversation. It's not even worth debating on some particular topic about right or wrong or this because they don't believe this and I do. And it's a fundamental different thing about you. So yeah, anyway. Russell: Yeah. Josh: Talk a million years on it. Russell: That's true because, so when I'm on mission for my church, I, not to get religion, but I had that same thing. I was out there knocking on doors, telling people about God and about Jesus. And all of a sudden I realized, oh my gosh, most people don't believe in this. Josh: Right. Russell: And it was freaky for me. All the way back to do I actually believe in Christ? Do I actually believe there's a God? And I had to question those things and figure it out and get the belief. And then it was strengthening everything I was doing moving forward. But same thing in anything we're doing in life. So beliefs are beliefs. Josh: We'll do the Mormon episode because I have questions for you on that. I've got to finish the podcast first. We're not done all the way done yet. But that'll come once I know everything you believe, Russell, then I'm going to come question you on it. Russell: Yeah. I'm excited. One thing it'd be cool if you guys want, if you type in to Google type in Tom Bilyeu Impact Theory beliefs. He actually has a list that he makes all people who join his member site go through these belief patterns. And they're fascinating. And it's seeing Tom mapping out for his community here's the beliefs that we have as a community if we're going to have the impact. And so it's worth it to go look at his beliefs. It's as related to his members and his membership platform. But it's something you guys can use this as well if you are serving group of entrepreneurs or a group of whoever you're serving, when they come in, helping them to identify and strength. Like these are a the beliefs you have to have to be successful in our world. And Tom did it such a cool way. I've not yet done that in my world, but I'm planning on that because again, if people are joining my coaching program, they want to become more like me, therefore, what do I believe that got me here? I need to be able to identify those things and give them to people and then help drill those things into their mind because that's what's going to be successful as they believe those things. And so belief is just, anyway. We can go again, this is another three day event just on beliefs. Josh: All right, all right. Russell: Okay. I'll go through the other two. The other two are not simpler, but they're easier. Okay, so we have identity at the top, right? Identity shift, boom. Beliefs, and again, map these things out, you guys literally between now and New Year's or whatever you're listening to this, sit out and write out here's all the beliefs I have to believe to be able to be successful in this thing that I'm trying to figure out. And for me, it's funny as I've been doing this, I've been listening to a lot of Tony Robbins's stuff or reading Napoleon Hill. Tony will tell, like when he speaks, he's like, you've got to believe this, and he shares a belief. And I started putting those things in. Like I want to keep building up my belief. These are all things I believe in because if I can believe those things in myself, again, my likelihood of success. So this is an ever-going thing. It's not just like, here's my beliefs, and it's done. It's like if you're hearing speakers or podcasts or books or whatever, like, oh this is the belief I need to have. I see why this is such a powerful thing to start adding these things into your version of your beliefs. Okay? The next one. So you have your beliefs. The next one I'm going to go to is values. And values and beliefs are very similar, but values, I feel like, are more so... Beliefs are things that I've got to be working on to get myself the belief things to move forward. Values are what I actually value. For me, I value hard work. Okay? In fact, I have so many friends who their beliefs are different. One of my really good friends, John Jonas, who owns OnlineJobs.ph, super successful company, great entrepreneur. But he values being able to work as little as humanly possible and still make money. And he does. And he's been very successful. I value working my face off because my whole value system growing up was wrestling. We worked hard. We had at work everybody. So I value hard work, and I love it, and I enjoy it, and I'm never going to... My values are not John's, and that's okay. They're going to be different, but I need to know what my values are because if I'm going to go into something, if this is not aligned with my values, I'm not going to have success with it. So I need to know what my values actually are. And so what are the things you value? I value hard work. I value giving. I value creation. I value... Top of my head, I don't have my list here, but what are the things you actually value? Okay? And then as you're looking- Josh: We know hard work has to be close to the top of that list because that's the one that came out first when you can't remember anything else. Russell: And for sure, for me, it is. It's such a core value. But if me and John were both going after the same goal, which is let's grow our company by whatever, he's going to struggle because his value's not going to be hard work, and vice versa, for he's like I want to take four to five days of vacation every single month, that goal is never going to work for me because I don't value those things like he does. And so it's going to be constant odds with ourselves. Right? So listing out here's all the values you have and understanding those things and again, you can shift your values and values change. But values are harder to change, I believe. Beliefs, I can change, not faster, but those things are multiple whereas values, based on my life experience, these are things I value, and those things are there. They're not going to shift or disappear or leave. These are my values. Josh: Yeah, very rarely. Russell: Yeah. Josh: Yeah. Russell: But if I list those things then I can look at as I'm trying to become this person, do these fit in my values? If not, it's like, how do I structure this in a way where it still fits and it's still congruent with my values because otherwise you're going to be odds to yourself. And I know so many people who are like, they have one value but they have a goal and they're those things are at odds with each other. And that's why they never succeed because they're just, I want this goal, but I don't value this. Therefore, you can't hit it. Josh: Yep. Russell: So beliefs, values, and the last ones are your rules. Okay? And your rules are like, you set up these, it's almost like guideposts to get the thing. Right? So when I was wrestling, I had a lot of rules. My rules were I do not cut corners. I have a story behind that, but I do not cut corners. I don't drink carbonation. One of my other rules was I'll never go more than 24 hours without doing some kind of cardio because I had a belief that after 24 hours, if I haven't worked out that my cardio would drop down, and I didn't want to lose anything. So I had a rule saying I cannot work out. So I could take Sunday off, but I can't take Saturday and Sunday. Right? I had a rule of no more than 24 hours of no cardio. I had rules of what time I woke up in the morning, what time I went to bed. I had all these rules, and rules bleed into routines. Right? So you set these rules, and from there you create a routine. So looking back, here's the goal I have, I'm moving forward with definiteness of purpose. Here's all the rules I have to create to give me boundaries to make sure that I move forward and I hit those things. And so for me, my rules right now are like, okay, I have to make sure I write for two hours every morning before I come in. Because if I don't do that, none of my writing gets done. I have a rule about this and rule about this, and I have these different rules I create for myself to give me boundaries, to be able to actually hit my goal. And then the rules again, here's the rules. The rules are translating into routines. Right? So here's my rules. I tie these into my morning routines, my afternoon routines, my night routines. And now I've got the things I need to guide me to the goal. Whew. So there's a lot of stuff in there. Josh: That's really, really good though. I feel like if someone were to just go and apply that right there, that sounds simple, but it's not. Russell: Yeah. Josh: Right? If you were to actually go sit down like that, you could map out that for a while, and I see why you want to do a three day event on it or something like. That'd be awesome to go through each one of those because you're literally rewriting. So how I think of the mind is I think of the mind as a computer system, and then the story, the master story, ha-ha. The master story of your mind. Right? But the master story is the computer program that you program it. Right? So there's the Windows operating system inside of a computer, right? Or the Mac. And so the master story is like the operating system. And by going through and identifying and writing down those three things, it's like you're rewriting your operating system almost that by, or if you've never done it, you're writing your operating system because your subconscious mind by default then just carries that 80% of the way. Right? And that's the coolest thing is if you can just switch your subconscious mind, 80% of the work is done. It'll do it for you. Right? You've only got to battle that last 20%. So that's super cool. Russell: Yeah. So if we were to recap this really quick, for those who are like, I want to do this exercise with my kids or my family or by myself, I sit down and say, "Okay, what's the Hall of Fame goal?" Where do you want to go someday? Right? So you've got that, right? Then from there, say, "What's the Super Bowl goal?" That's what I'm going to accomplish the next 12 months. Here's my Super Bowl goal. And I have that, and say, "Okay, now to do this, I've got to have desire, and I've got to have definiteness of purpose." Meaning I have to really, really want the thing or it's not going to happen. Why do I want it? How do I amplify that desire in my head? And where am I going, right? Now we come back and say, "Okay, what's the identity I need to take on to be able to achieve this thing?" Right? And be specific with the identity. I'm a wrestler versus I'm a world class wrestler versus I'm an Olympic level wrestler. Right? So here's the identity to have. So write that down. And identity is just one thing. This is the one thing I am. Then now what are all the beliefs I have that I need to have to be able to be successful in this thing? Okay, I've got to believe this. I've got to believe this. I've got to believe this. This is what I already do believe, but a lot of it's new beliefs I need to create to be able to be successful. Right? And then who are the things I value and making sure I'm not out of alignment here. I value this. I value this. Here are the things I value. And then here's the rules I need to create for myself to make sure I actually move forward and hit that thing. And I'm going to take these roles, and I'm going to convert them into routine to make sure that I'm in the guardrails to my success. And so that's the pieces and ah, it's so much fun. Again, this will be a book someday if I ever get it done. But these are the pieces that are- Josh: Yeah, Russell, we need it. Come on, man. Not like your life's busy. Get it done. Russell: I'm working my fastest. It's going to be amazing. So anyway, I hope that helps you guys. As you're sitting down this year, this is literally what I'm doing. We're recording this December 28th. I've been mapping these things out. And my goal is January 1st, I'm waking up, and I'm just going to sit down and I'm going to flush these things and spend hours just putting it... Again, I've been percolating on them and taking notes on stuff, and I'm going to map it out, have it printed out. And this is the next 12 months of my life. This is the goal. This is where we're going and moving forward with definiteness of purposes. I'm going to just amplify my desire. Here's the identity I've got to take on to make it successful. Here's my beliefs, my rules, my values. And let's go and start running. So hopefully that helps. Josh: One more super rapid fire question then we can wrap it up. Russell: Okay. Josh: Do you have a coach that helps you with this, or do you do it all yourself? Russell: Oh, very good question. So during my life, I always go on and off with different coaches that have helped different parts. Right now. I do not have a coach. How do you say this right without being creepy. I don't have a coach who's living right now. Right now I am looking at authors as my coach. And for me right now, Napoleon Hill is the person I'm focusing on, who I'm literally going through so much of his stuff right out and having him accountable to me. I will in the near future rehire a coach to help me, but I'm still trying to, I don't know if that makes sense or not, but I'm trying to- Josh: Yeah, no, no, for sure. Russell: Yeah. Josh: That's awesome. That's good. Russell: Anyway. Josh: All right. Thanks Russell. That was awesome. Russell: Hope you guys enjoy it. If you enjoyed this episode with me and Josh, please let us know. Take a screenshot of the podcast on your app, tag me in it. Let us know your favorite thing, biggest takeaway. And with that said, I hope you guys enjoy the new year, planning it out. And I want you to all hit your Super Bowl goals over the next 12 months. So let's do it. If you do that, you'll change the world in your own little way, and it'll be awesome. So thanks, Josh. Thanks everybody, and we'll see you guys on the next episode.

The Reality Revolution Podcast
Why Some Succeed While Others Fail By Harry A Lewis (Unabridged Audiobook)

The Reality Revolution Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 60:21


Two ways are open before you in life. One points to degradation and want, the other, to usefulness and wealth. In the old Grecian races one only, by any possible means, could gain the prize, but in the momentous race of human life there is no limiting of the prize to one. No one is debarred from competing; all may succeed, provided the right methods are followed. Life is not a lottery. Its prizes are not distributed by chance. There can hardly be a greater folly, not to say presumption, than that of so many young men and women who, on setting out in life, conclude that it is no use to mark out for themselves a course, and then set themselves with strenuous effort to attain some worthy end; who conclude, therefore, to commit themselves blindly to the current of circumstances. Is it anything surprising that those who aim at nothing, accomplish nothing in life?No better result could reasonably be expected. Twenty clerks in a store; twenty apprentices in a ship-yard; twenty young men in a city or village — all want to get on in the world; most of them expect to succeed. One of the clerks will become a partner, and make a fortune; one of the young men will find his calling and succeed. But what of the other nineteen? They will fail; and miserably fail, some of them. They expect to succeed, but they aim at nothing; content to live for the day only, consequently, little effort is put forth, and they reap a reward accordingly.  All My Anthony Norvell Episodes - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKv1KCSKwOo_XHLvIXgYWWKbweUfzocyZ All My Neville Goddard Videos In One Playlist - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKv1KCSKwOo8kBZsJpp3xvkRwhbXuhg0M All my videos about Dr. Joseph Murphy - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKv1KCSKwOo_OtBhXg2s85UuZBT-OihF_ For coaching – https://www.advancedsuccessinstitute.com For all episodes of the Reality Revolution – https://www.therealityrevolution.com Like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/The-Reality-Revolution-Podcast-Hosted-By-Brian-Scott-102555575116999 Join our facebook group The Reality Revolution https://www.facebook.com/groups/523814491927119 Subscribe to my Youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOgXHr5S3oF0qetPfqxJfSw Contact us at media@advancedsuccessinstitute.com#success #prosperity #wealth #audiobooks

Sales Tips For Smart People
12.31.2021 - States of Being, Labels, and Stories

Sales Tips For Smart People

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 20:33


Eric Lofholm is excited to bring you another FREE resource to maximize your business and personal results! During the month of December, Eric will cover Napoleon Hill's Principles of Success. Check in daily (Mon-Fri at 7:45am Pacific) for new messages and growth strategies! Bonus Video Goal Setting Day Class Replay Calendar

Sales Tips For Smart People
12.30.2021 - Ideas to Stimulate Your Thinking for 2022

Sales Tips For Smart People

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 16:37


Eric Lofholm is excited to bring you another FREE resource to maximize your business and personal results! During the month of December, Eric will cover Napoleon Hill's Principles of Success. Check in daily (Mon-Fri at 7:45am Pacific) for new messages and growth strategies! Bonus Video Calendar

Focus on WHY
238 Reflections with Actions with Amy Rowlinson

Focus on WHY

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 37:29


Amy Rowlinson shares her reflections with actions from these recent podcast episodes: 233 Refocus, Re-energise and Reconnect with Leon Bamforth 234 Creating Brave Spaces with Sarah Fox 235 Success Not Perfection with Andy Bounds 236 Written in the Stars with Sajna Rahman 237 Who Thinks Wins with Marcus Dimbleby   KEY TAKEAWAY “Are you in the water waiting to be saved or are you striding purposefully up the bank looking to solve problems?”   BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS* Untamed by Glennon Doyle – https://amzn.to/3Jrj9Gb The Jelly Effect: How to Make Your Communication Stick by Andy Bounds - https://amzn.to/3H8GF91 The Snowball Effect: Communication Techniques to Make You Unstoppable by Andy Bounds - https://amzn.to/3mdC7Gl Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill - https://amzn.to/3mDFoPp The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership by Diana Chapman, Jim Dethmer and Kaley Warner Klemp - https://amzn.to/3pylIy0 Rich Woman by Kim Kiyosaki - https://amzn.to/3z72xyD   RESOURCES Dave Snowden YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7oz366X0-8 The Thinking Leader Podcast episode with Dave Snowden – Cynefin Framework - https://www.redteamthinking.com/podcast/dave-snowden Arnold Schwarnegger video on success - https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=eWJVvNptHZ4 Poem - The man who thinks he can by Walter D Wintle     ABOUT THE HOST - AMY ROWLINSON Amy is a Life Purpose Coach, Podcast Strategist, Top 1% Global Podcaster, Speaker, Mastermind Host and Property Investor. Through coaching and workshops, Amy works with businesses to Focus on WHY to create people-centred environments, by improving productivity and employee engagement by focusing on fulfilment, values and purpose.   WORK WITH AMY Amy inspires and empowers entrepreneurial clients to discover the life they dream of by assisting them to make it their reality through their own action taking. Helping them to focus on their WHY with clarity uniting their passion and purpose with a plan to create the life they truly desire. If you would like Amy to help you to launch your podcast or to focus on your WHY then please book a free 20 min call via www.calendly.com/amyrowlinson/enquirycall KEEP IN TOUCH WITH AMY Sign up for the weekly Friday Focus - https://www.amyrowlinson.com/subscribe-to-weekly-newsletter   CONNECT WITH AMY https://www.linkedin.com/in/amyrowlinson/ https://www.instagram.com/focusonwhy/  https://www.instagram.com/amy.rowlinson/ https://www.facebook.com/RowlinsonAmy/ https://www.facebook.com/focusonwhy/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/focusonwhy/ https://www.joinclubhouse.com/@amyrowlinson   HOSTED BY: Amy Rowlinson   DISCLAIMER The views, thoughts and opinions expressed in this podcast belong solely to the host and guest speakers. Please conduct your own due diligence.  *As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

Sales Tips For Smart People
12.29.2021 - 7 Ideas to Increase Your Results

Sales Tips For Smart People

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 19:18


Eric Lofholm is excited to bring you another FREE resource to maximize your business and personal results! During the month of December, Eric will cover Napoleon Hill's Principles of Success. Check in daily (Mon-Fri at 7:45am Pacific) for new messages and growth strategies! Bonus Video Goal Setting Day - Dec 30th Calendar

Sales Tips For Smart People
12.28.2021 - Interview with Ben Gay III

Sales Tips For Smart People

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 62:33


Today, Eric interviews the last known living Protégé of Napoleon Hill. Eric Lofholm is excited to bring you another FREE resource to maximize your business and personal results! During the month of December, Eric will cover Napoleon Hill's Principles of Success. Check in daily (Mon-Fri at 7:45am Pacific) for new messages and growth strategies! Calendar

Lab Coat Agents Podcast
The Importance Of Acquiring Cash Flowing Real Estate Investments-with Rod Khleif-EP 146

Lab Coat Agents Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 46:50


On this episode of the Lab Coat Agents Podcast, Jeff talks to Rod Khleif; He has been in the business for a long time and has recovered from $50 million in losses from the crash in 2008. Rod is a person who understands the psychology of overcoming failures and is now creating massive success. Tune in for his incredible insights! Episode Highlights: Rod is a big-time investor in the real estate world and author of a book called ‘How to Create Lifetime Cash Flow Through Multi-family Properties'. Many realtors are performing at a very mediocre and below level, and many of them are going to ride the roller coaster because they have a hard time finding success, which is a topic that people need to hear, says Jeff. Rod met a guy who taught him the importance of mindset and psychology. How indeed 80 to 90% of your success and anything is your mindset and psychology.  Rod thought he was a real estate God when he earned $8300 an hour over a 40-hour workweek for the year, and he felt like he could do no wrong; Then, 2008 happened and he lost everything.  Nobody has it better than you to find the assets and capitalize on them. There's nothing you can't do, or be, or have if you set your mind to it, says Rod. When you first buy a car, you never really notice them before purchasing the vehicle, and they are everywhere. That is your reticular activating system, and that is why goals are so important.  Napoleon Hill talks about in his book- if you don't want it, you're not going to be able to push through fear and limiting beliefs. Once you have goals selected, write why you have to achieve every one of those goals with vivid language that inspires you, says Rod. Get pictures of your goals, put them around you, do vision boards of things you want, and put a screensaver of the same because that is how you make this stuff happen. Jeff asks Rod, “What are two or three things that are on your vision board now?” Rod recently closed on a 300 unit apartment complex about 2300 doors to his students in the last couple of years, but building a self-sustaining school in Latin America is something he is going to do.  What comes after fall is winter, so you should consider making investments. Also, you should be thinking about how you might pull through if the market collapses because when it does, sales drop through the floor, says Rod. If you haven't experienced failure, you assume success will continue, says Jeff. Residential real estate brokers don't know how to evaluate a multifamily property properly. Some of the best deals Rod has seen are where a residential broker doesn't know how to value multifamily property. You choose the meaning you place on something that happens to you. Two people can have the same perceptually horrible thing happen to them, but one person could come out stronger, and the other person comes out destroyed, says Rod. There is no greater force in human psychology than the need to remain consistent with how we identify ourselves. If you have achieved a big goal, you have to have other goals lined up. You need a vision for your future, says Rod. Jeff inquires, “Is there anything tactical or technical in the list that an agent, realtor, or real estate professional can hang if they go through failure?” With cash flow, you can survive anything, and it is the biggest thing Rod wants to tip to any agent or realtor.  If you are selling real estate but not acquiring assets, you make a big mistake because you are in the perfect position to capitalize. 3 Key Points: Rod got his real estate broker's license when he turned 18. Back then, you could become a broker through education, but now you need some experience. The world needs leaders, but you have to pay attention to what you are focusing on. Positive or negative focus is critical, says Rod. Tony Robbins calls an important principle the science of achievement versus the article of fulfillment, where achievement is a science, but fulfillment is an art, and you have  to tap into what motivates you, says Rod. Resources Mentioned:  Lab Coat Agents | Website | Facebook | Facebook Group | Twitter | Instagram  Jeff Pfitzer   | Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter Rod Khleif   | Website | Boot Camp | Lifetime CashFlow | Text Multifamily to 72345 Chime (sponsor) RedX (sponsor)

Find Your Flow Podcast
Find Your Flow Podcast - How To Find Like Minds

Find Your Flow Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 25:46


How to find like-minded people. This is a concept that Napoleon Hill discusses in, “Think And Grow Rich.”

Sales Tips For Smart People
12.27.2021 [Lesson 19] Review

Sales Tips For Smart People

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 19:08


Eric Lofholm is excited to bring you another FREE resource to maximize your business and personal results! During the month of December, Eric will cover Napoleon Hill's Principles of Success. Check in daily (Mon-Fri at 7:45am Pacific) for new messages and growth strategies! Calendar

Zone Of Action
Things To Take Into 2022

Zone Of Action

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 19:14


Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.Don't waste your precious time and energy comparing yourself with others. Life is not a competition. Don't worry about being better than others. Focus on your strengths. Be clear about what you want. Do your thing and stay on it.Respect comes not because you have done something great. Respect comes because you have done something right.Check us out -  Instagram and Twitter: JeroldJax Facebook: … Jerold Action Jackson…. InfiniteBlueOcean.comGet my books, In the zone, The masterplan to living your best life and Why he won't commit to you, A guide to overcoming a broke mentality and getting the relationship you want – Both on Amazon Kindle, and AudibleHappiness starts with you. Not with your relationship, not with your job, not with your money, but with you in the Zone of Action.

David Neagle | The Successful Mind Podcast
The Successful Mind Podcast – Episode 448 – Mindset Monday’s – What Am I Resisting?

David Neagle | The Successful Mind Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021


Napoleon Hill says there are seven major positive emotions (or states of mind)—desire, faith, love, sex, enthusiasm, romance, and hope. He says there are seven major negative emotions (or states of mind)—fear, jealousy, hatred, revenge, greed, superstition, and anger. I would also add resistance to that list. When you're in resistance, your subconscious mind is […] The post The Successful Mind Podcast – Episode 448 – Mindset Monday's – What Am I Resisting? appeared first on Successful Mind Podcast.

Sales Tips For Smart People
12.24.2021- All Lessons

Sales Tips For Smart People

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 15:46


Eric Lofholm is excited to bring you another FREE resource to maximize your business and personal results! During the month of December, Eric will cover Napoleon Hill's Principles of Success. Check in daily (Mon-Fri at 7:45am Pacific) for new messages and growth strategies! Bonus Video Calendar

Moments with Marianne
Stop Drifting with David Ibarra with David Ibarra & Success is Not a Fluke with Alone Ulman

Moments with Marianne

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 52:01


Stop Drifting is a story of great imagination to inspire new ways of mastering your mindset to achieve your dreams. Based on the Think and Grow Rich Science of Success Principles by Napoleon Hill, just reading this inspirational tale wakes you up to exciting new ways of thinking, being, and living. David R. Ibarra is a leadership consultant, speaker, and author from Salt Lake City. At 28 years old he started his first business, beginning an entrepreneurial career that spans the hospitality, automotive, and leadership consulting industries. He is the founder of eLeaderTech, IBG, David Ibarra Enterprises and the Think and Grow Rich Institute – Latin America. https://davidribarra.com Everybody wants success and fulfillment, but even people who work hard miss out, and when they do succeed, they often chalk it up to luck. But as Alon shares in his book Success is Not a Fluke. It has rules that can be learned and harnessed with unbelievable ease, speed and power.Alon Ulman has extensive leadership experience. He is an Israeli Naval Lieutenant Colonel (Reserve), Chief Instructor in The Naval Officers Academy, and a graduate with honors of the Britain Royal Naval College (BRNC). Alon has a BA in Economics and an MBA in Business Administration both with distinction. He is a Master Coach, was an academic lecturer and is the creator of "The Winner's Code”. Alon has worked with tens of thousands of people, and lead them to outstanding achievements.https://www.winnerscode.co.il/אודות/about-us/

Sales Tips For Smart People
12.23.2021 [Principle 17] Cosmic Habit Force

Sales Tips For Smart People

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 29:07


Eric Lofholm is excited to bring you another FREE resource to maximize your business and personal results! During the month of December, Eric will cover Napoleon Hill's Principles of Success. Check in daily (Mon-Fri at 7:45am Pacific) for new messages and growth strategies! Bonus Video Calendar

Focus on WHY
236 Written in the Stars with Sajna Rahman

Focus on WHY

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 43:14


Hitting rock bottom was the beginning of a new life for Sajna Rahman. Making the decision to do well in her career, Sajna focused on a clear vision, a purpose and a plan. Unlocking her purpose, Sajna took herself on a spiritual journey of self-awareness that she walked in faith to achieve. Vibrationally aligning with what she truly believed, one night in Bangladesh, she lay on a house rooftop with her husband looking up at the stars. Together they reflected on their lives and started to build a new picture of their future. Seven years later they got everything that they had that night written in the stars.   KEY TAKEAWAY “Become the person you want to become now and you will gravitate towards who you're going to become. The task that I would give people is to take one habit from that future self and practice that now.”   BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS* Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill - https://amzn.to/3mn5dmB Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway by Susan Jeffers - https://amzn.to/3H3qU2O   ABOUT SAJNA RAHMAN Sajna transitioned from being an intrapreneur to entrepreneur at the end of 2019 and has now built a global coaching and speaking business through the global pandemic. To leave behind a successful career after 24 years was one the scariest decisions that she had ever made. However, it transpired to be the best leap for her as she now truly feels fulfilled in her professional and personal life. Sajna will share her growing pains in entrepreneurship and her battles with her Imposter Monster Aka Imposter Syndrome and how she overcame it.   CONNECT WITH SAJNA https://www.linkedin.com/in/sajna-rahman-82028813/ https://linktr.ee/sajnarahman ABOUT THE HOST - AMY ROWLINSON Amy is a Life Purpose Coach, Podcast Strategist, Top 1% Global Podcaster, Speaker, Mastermind Host and Property Investor. Through coaching and workshops, Amy works with businesses to Focus on WHY to create people-centred environments, by improving productivity and employee engagement by focusing on fulfilment, values and purpose.   WORK WITH AMY Amy inspires and empowers entrepreneurial clients to discover the life they dream of by assisting them to make it their reality through their own action taking. Helping them to focus on their WHY with clarity uniting their passion and purpose with a plan to create the life they truly desire. If you would like Amy to help you to launch your podcast or to focus on your WHY then please book a free 20 min call via www.calendly.com/amyrowlinson/enquirycall KEEP IN TOUCH WITH AMY Sign up for the weekly Friday Focus - https://www.amyrowlinson.com/subscribe-to-weekly-newsletter   CONNECT WITH AMY https://www.linkedin.com/in/amyrowlinson/ https://www.instagram.com/focusonwhy/  https://www.instagram.com/amy.rowlinson/ https://www.facebook.com/RowlinsonAmy/ https://www.facebook.com/focusonwhy/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/focusonwhy/ https://www.joinclubhouse.com/@amyrowlinson   HOSTED BY: Amy Rowlinson   DISCLAIMER The views, thoughts and opinions expressed in this podcast belong solely to the host and guest speakers. Please conduct your own due diligence.  *As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

Sales Tips For Smart People
12.22.2021 [Principle 16] Budgeting Time and Money

Sales Tips For Smart People

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 30:39


Eric Lofholm is excited to bring you another FREE resource to maximize your business and personal results! During the month of December, Eric will cover Napoleon Hill's Principles of Success. Check in daily (Mon-Fri at 7:45am Pacific) for new messages and growth strategies! Bonus Video Bonus Course Calendar

Sincerely HER Podcast
Mindset | Self-Discipline | Note 413

Sincerely HER Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 2:11


Self-discipline will keep you on the path to achieving your goals despite any obstacles you may face. Do you have the self-discipline to reach your goals? "Self-mastery is the hardest job you will ever tackle. If you do not conquer self, you will be conquered by self." — Napoleon Hill   Let's chat: Twitter | @iamSincerelyTam Instagram | @iamSincerelyTam   Sign-up: Quick Bites   Get Show Notes: SincerelyTam.com

Sales Tips For Smart People
12.21.2021 [Principle 15] Maintenance Sound of Health

Sales Tips For Smart People

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 24:35


Eric Lofholm is excited to bring you another FREE resource to maximize your business and personal results! During the month of December, Eric will cover Napoleon Hill's Principles of Success. Check in daily (Mon-Fri at 7:45am Pacific) for new messages and growth strategies! Bonus Video Bonus Course Calendar

The Real Estate Sales Podcast
TRES 127: Think and Grow Rich for Real Estate Agents

The Real Estate Sales Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 9:51


Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill is regarded as one of the best professional development books anyone can purchase. In today's episode of The Real Estate Sales Podcast, Jimmy discusses the concepts most applicable to real estate agents to give you a foundation for success and growth, focusing on the importance of mental preparation.  Own your desire The stronger your desire, the harder you'll work to achieve a goal. If you search for extreme growth, you'll be more likely to find it. Do you believe it is possible? Have you found someone who has done what you want to do, and can you model that path? Once you know a goal is possible, you'll feel better able to achieve it. Organized plan of action A loose plan is never as effective as a well-organized plan of action.  Determine what steps are needed to ensure daily activities get you to your goals and accomplish them. Have faith Do you have faith that following those daily activities will get you where you need to go? Having faith that you'll get your desired results will happen in just a matter of time. Resistance  Do you have the understanding, faith, and organized plan to get something done? If you encounter obstacles or discomfort in your work, break through it to find new levels of success. The power of the mastermind Surround yourself with people looking to grow, and model yourself after them.  Jimmy has different groups he meets monthly, weekly, and yearly to renew his spirit and keep his desire to move towards his goal. Power of your unconscious mind Our unconscious directs us and filters messaging we hear and see. It learns what to filter based on what we think about. So, if you worry about something, you'll focus on more things to worry about. Focus on the positive elements that move your business forward, and you can expect more positive factors to come to mind. If you've never read Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon, you should.  It's a great addition to any reading list that keeps you growing and maintaining momentum. Do you have a video or content idea that is perfect for your business? Share it with Jimmy! Connect with Jimmy Burgess on LinkedIn and Facebook and his YouTube channel.  If you like what you heard today, we'd love it if you'd share a rating or review and then subscribe to the podcast and tell others about it as well. You can find The Real Estate Sales Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Audible, and our website, The Real Estate Sales Podcast.

Sincerely HER Podcast
Mindset | A Well-Defined Purpose in Life | Note 411

Sincerely HER Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 3:20


Some people discover their purpose early in life, while others take a lifetime to figure it out if they do at all. "There is no hope of success for the person who does not have a central purpose, or definite goal at which to aim." — Napoleon Hill   Let's chat: Twitter | @iamSincerelyTam Instagram | @iamSincerelyTam   Sign-up: Quick Bites   Get Show Notes: SincerelyTam.com

The Johnny King Show
Understanding Men with Alexi Turner

The Johnny King Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 55:17


Episode 283: In this episode you'll learn about…Helping people understand their archetype. (0:51)Men and attraction. (7:38)Manager archetype. (19:46)The pressures of the feminist movement. (30:14)More common patterns of trauma. (39:56)Recommended reads. (47:48)Queen's Code by Alison ArmstrongCaptivating by Stasi & John EldredgeWild At Heart by John Eldredge Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus by John GrayThink and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

The Daily Mastermind
A Masterclass on Persistence by Napoleon Hill

The Daily Mastermind

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 13:10


Calvin Coolidge said this about Persistence...   "Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan 'Press On' has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.”    Join me today as we discuss the keys to developing persistence and the obstacles you will face...directly from teh man himself...Napoleon Hill.  :)

Conocimiento Experto
260 - Las Leyes del Exito - Lecturas Recomendadas Conocimiento Experto

Conocimiento Experto

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 62:34


¿Qué hay para mi dentro del resumen de lecturas recomendadas del programa conocimiento experto Las Leyes del Exito de Napoleon Hill? Aprende las bases del desarrollo Profesional y Personal Disruptivo de la mano del autor del libro Piense y Hagase RicoEnlace del libro: https://amzn.to/3ooNDjqGrupo de Facebook IMPACTO EXPERTO: https://www.facebook.com/groups/impactoexpertoMonetiza tus Redes Sociales: https://impactoexperto.com/Participa del Reto 60/100 para ser una Mejor Versión: https://conocimientoexperto.com/reto60100Accede a mi sito oficial y desarrolla tu modelo de negocio:https://www.salvadormingo.com/Accede al Programa Principios Experto: https://conocimientoexperto.com/principiosAccede a nuestro grupo privado en Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/conocimientoexpertoMis programas:* Programa Principios Experto: https://conocimientoexperto.com/principios* Libro Conocimiento: https://www.conocimientoexperto.org/unavidaconproposito* Programa Posicionamiento de Expertos en Internet: https://conocimientoexperto.com/programaexperto* Más contenidos gratuitos: https://www.conocimientoexperto.org* Aplicación Móvil Conocimiento Experto: https://www.conocimientoexperto.org/apps/* Programa Conocimiento Experto Elite: https://conocimientoexperto.com/eliteMis redes:* Sígueme En Instagram en: https://www.instagram.com/salvadormingo/* Sígueme en Facebook en: https://www.facebook.com/Conocimientoexperto* Sígueme en Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/SalvadorMingoConocimientoExperto* Sígueme en Twitter en: https://twitter.com/s_mingoEl autor Napoleón Hill es como el abuelo del género de libros de autoayuda. Aunque su apogeo fue a principios del siglo XX, muchas de sus ideas siguen llenando las páginas de los principales libros de motivación y secretos del éxito de hoy en día. Puede que los tiempos hayan cambiado, pero las personas siguen siendo personas. Una de las especialidades del autor era observar la naturaleza humana y averiguar cuáles de nuestros hábitos pueden llevarnos al éxito y cuáles a la ruina.En su primer libro de 15 volúmenes, el autor expone una serie de lecciones que puedes tomar a pecho y empezar a poner en práctica inmediatamente. Estas lecciones te inspirarán para sacar tus sueños de la fase teórica y llevarlos al mundo real mediante la acción decisiva.En este análisis, aprenderás:- Los principios de la Mente Maestra- cómo la autosugestión puede convertirte en un mejor orador en público; y- por qué debes seguir siempre la Regla de Oro.Edición Septiembre 2008Napoleón Hill nació en 1883 en Virginia y murió en 1970 tras una larga y exitosa carrera como conferenciante, autor y asesor de líderes empresariales. Piense y hágase rico es el bestseller de todos los tiempos en su campo, habiendo vendido 15 millones de ejemplares en todo el mundo, y establece el estándar del pensamiento motivacional actual.Enfoque Liderazgo y Desarrollo PersonalSe FirmeSalvador MingoConocimiento Experto#PienseyHagaseRico#DesarrolloPersonal#DesarrolloProfesional

The Art of Passive Income
Create Wealth And Enjoy Early Retirement With Land Investing

The Art of Passive Income

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 27:06


Jason and Clint Spearow are two of our Flight School Graduates who are doing very well with their land investing business. They are the owner of Spearow Land, a family-owned and operated company located in Sugar Land, Texas. Growing up on a ranch, Jason and Clint have always had a passion for land. Jason began his land investing journey after stumbling across one of Mark's podcast videos where he purchased the Land Investing Tool Kit. He later invited Clint to attend one of the Land Geek Bootcamps that was held in Las Vegas. There, they acquired sufficient knowledge about land investing, and soon after, they were both enrolled in Flight School. With knowledge of how valuable land investing can be, Jason and Clint started selling lands in 2016. Since then, they have sold approximately 120 properties valuing over 3.2 million dollars. Today, they continue to enjoy their passion as they strive to provide customers with properties they will love and enjoy for generations to come.Listen in as they discuss:Their land investing journeyTheir craziest cash dealHow many hours do they work in their business on a weekly basisAdvice for newbies who wants to become land investors and retire in a few yearsTheir overhead cost and utilization of virtual assistantsAnd, more!TIP OF THE WEEKMark: My tip of the week is learn how you can duplicate Jason Spearow's incline success and it all starts with just a phone call. Just go to thelandgeek.com/training.Jason: My tip is County Cad website where I locate properties and stuff, and I've been using the Land Glide App, too. Also, books called Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki and Sharon Lechter, Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill, and The Goal by Eliyahu M. Goldratt.WANT TO LISTEN MORE?Did you like this episode? If so, tune into another one of our exciting episodes with special guest Anton Ivanov as we discuss how to create passive income on your rental properties. Isn't it time to create passive income so you can work where you want, when you want and with whomever you want?

Restaurant Unstoppable with Eric Cacciatore
850: Laura McCutcheon Founder and Owner of Halelife Bakery

Restaurant Unstoppable with Eric Cacciatore

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 102:15


With Excitement allow me to introduce to you today's guest: Founder, and Owner of Halelife Bakery, Laura McCutcheon. Laura's diverse background in the world of marketing, advertising, branding, and business development for non-profits and corporations set her up well for success in the food and beverage industry. After being diagnosed with celiac disease, and having a son who also suffered from his own gluten-free illness, Laura moved to Tampa, FL to get the medical support she and her family needed. What started as a gluten-free blog turned into a business that focused on sharing the best gluten-free, vegan, and allergy-free products out there. In 2018 that business turned into Halelife Bakery. Halelife Bakery is a dedicated gluten-free & vegan bakery offering gourmet cupcakes, donuts, cakes, bars, brownies, and more. Focused on providing safe delicious baked goods for those who are living with food allergies, intolerances or specific preferences. Check out Outwitting The Devil: The Secret To Freedom and Success by Napoleon Hill as mentioned in today's episode Show notes… Calls to ACTION!!! Join Restaurant Unstoppable Network and get your first 30 days on me!  Connect with my past guest and a community of superfans. Subscribe to the Restaurant Unstoppable YouTube Channel Join the private Unstoppable Facebook Group Join the email list! (Scroll Down to get the Vendor List!) Favorite success quote or mantra: "Most people's greatest success comes one step beyond their greatest failure." In today's episode with Laura McCutcheon we will discuss: Branding Emotional branding A restaurant focused on people with allergies and dietary restrictions Start where you can Using a blog to market your restaurant Streamlining processes Invent a word for the name of your business Retaining employees best practices Today's sponsor: Diageo Bar Academy equips bartenders, servers, managers, and hospitality professionals with the insights, stories, and tools to be better - raising the bar on industry standards. Diageo Bar Academy reaches a diverse audience, with backgrounds and skill levels of all ranges- providing them with skills, knowledge, and the techniques they need to improve their personal and professional lives. 7shifts is a modern labor management platform, designed by restaurateurs, for restaurateurs. Effectively labor management is more important than ever to ensure profitability and restaurant success. Trusted by over 400,000 restaurant professionals, 7shifts gives you the tools you need to streamline labor operations, communicate with your team, and retain your talent. Best of all 7shifts integrates with the POS and Payroll systems you already use and trust (like Toast!) turning labor into a competitive advantage for your business. Restaurant Unstoppable members get 3 months, absolutely free. MarginEdge is completely free for new customers until September. No setup fees. No integration fees. No commitment. Take your back office paperwork down to 2-3 minutes a day while creating real-time financial views to inform your path ahead. Knowledge bombs Which "it factor" habit, trait, or characteristic you believe most contributes to your success? Loyalty What is your biggest weakness? Loyalty What's one question you ask or thing you look for during an interview? Are you an empathetic person? What's a current challenge? How are you dealing with it? Managing growth Share one code of conduct or behavior you teach your team. Empathy What is one uncommon standard of service you teach your staff? Patience What's one book we must read to become a better person or restaurant owner? Fierce Conversations: Achieving Success at Work & In Life, One Conversation At A Time by Susan Scott GET THIS BOOK FOR FREE AT AUDIBLE.COM  What's one thing you feel restaurateurs don't know well enough or do often enough? See their team members as humans Name one service you've hired. Milan Marketing What's one piece of technology you've adopted within your restaurant walls and how has it influence operations? Clover and TrazOro If you got the news that you'd be leaving this world tomorrow and all memories of you, your work, and your restaurants would be lost with your departure with the exception of 3 pieces of wisdom you could leave behind for the good of humanity, what would they be? Lead by example Your only as strong as your team Attention to detail and quality control are keys factors in a successful business Contact info: Instagram: @halelifebakery Email: laura@halelifebakery.com Thanks for listening! Thanks so much for joining today! Have some feedback you'd like to share? Leave a note in the comment section below! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of the post. Also, please leave an honest review for the Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast on iTunes! Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and I read each and every one of them. And finally, don't forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates. Huge thanks to Laura McCutcheon for joining me for another awesome episode. Until next time!   Restaurant Unstoppable is a free podcast. One of the ways I'm able to make it free is by earning a commission when sharing certain products with you. I've made it a core value to only share tools, resources, and services my guest mentors have recommend, first. If you're finding value in my podcast, please use my links!

The Marketing Secrets Show
Curation Secrets

The Marketing Secrets Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 15:51


A new way to look at your role as an expert or an influencer. Hit me up on IG! @russellbrunson Text Me! 208-231-3797 Join my newsletter at marketingsecrets.com ClubHouseWithRussell.com Magnetic Marketing ---Transcript--- What's up everybody? Good morning. This is Russell Brunson, and I want to welcome you back to the Marketing Secrets podcast. Today we're going to talk about curation secrets. All right. I just dropped my kids off at school and I've been thinking about this for the last, man, couple months. I keep thinking about doing a podcast about it, and then I struggle, I can never remember the word curate. I always forget that word so every time I try to do it, I'm like, "Oh, what's that word? What's the word? It starts with a C." Anyway, but I remembered this morning, so you're getting a podcast. I hope you're okay with that. So I want to talk about curation, that word curate, because I think that the future... People always ask me like, "What's the future? What's going to be the big thing in '20..." What year we in? 2021. So what's 2022, "What's the big thing? And what's the future?" And it's interesting because I honestly believe the future for all people like us, for businesses, for brands, for influencers, for whatever you want to call yourself, is really understanding and mastering curation and from a lot different angles and directions. I come back and I look at what I've done over the last 20 years of my business, right? People always ask, "What are you? Are you an author, an entrepreneur or a speaker or whatever?" I'm like, "When all is said and done, if I really look at it, if I'm completely honest with myself, I'm a curator." That's what I do. I curate ideas, right? I go and I find the best ideas in the world and I curate them together and then I give them to my audience. Like you think about Dotcom Secrets, Experts Secrets, Traffic Secrets. What are those books? Those books are me spending 20 years of my life curating ideas, right? I go and I've read hundreds of, maybe even thousands of these kind of books, and courses and podcasts and audience, and I go and I take these principles and these things, and I test them and I try them and I try to figure out what's going to work. And from all of the stuff, all of the learning, the ideas, the everything, I take all these things and I curate them into a way that I can engage my audience, right? And so for me the curation initially all happens through my books. So here's Dotcom Secrets, it's my curation of everything I've learned and experimented and tested on sales funnels. And essentially, look, you notice for the most part... There are definitely things in all my books that are my thoughts, but for the most part, it's like, I took a framework of other people's thoughts, ideas, and I tested, tried all sorts of stuff. And from the curation, from the testing those things, out popped my frameworks. In fact, I was talking to this guy that goes to church with me yesterday about this. And he asked he's like, "How do you develop your frameworks?" And at first I didn't know how to answer. And I was like, "Well, it's kind of like I try to take the best from everybody, right? And it's kind of like grabbing sand and I throw it in this big sifter, right? And I'm sifting it out and I'm taking everybody's principles and I'm sifting it and all the sand's falling out and what's left behind is the truth, the principles, the core philosophies or ideas that are actual truth." "And from there is where I build out these frameworks." And I think for all of us, it's kind of similar, right? We're going out there, we're studying, we're learning, we're testing, we're trying, we're figuring things out, whatever business, whatever market, whatever thing you're doing, and then from that, your frameworks kind of appear, right? They rise from the top after you're sifting and sorting through all the things that are being put out there and you're taking it back to your audience and you share like, "Here's the things that are working, here's what I figured out." And so you're curating ideas. And so it's interesting because I started thinking about that and I was actually talking to Dan Usher on my team and Dan... Sorry, I'm turning left here, make sure I don't get hit by a car live on my podcast. All right we're good. Anyway, so Dan, I was talking about that. I was like, "I had this big realization that my role, I'm a curator, I curate ideas, right?" And then Dan kind of help take it to the next level. He talked about his favorite artist is Rufus, right? And so Rufus is, I think that's not the full name of the band. I'm probably messing it up. But anyway, for those who know this artist, that's a band or an artist, whatever, right? And Dan loves this person. Follows them, listens to all his things. He's one of his thousand true fans, right? Buys all the CDs, merch, everything. But what's interesting he says that Rufus, this band, they go and they curate things. So it's like, "This is our favorite art, this is our favorite things, this is our favorite..." And so Dan just recently moved from Canada to Boise, bought his very first house or he is renting his first house, and when he is like, "I have this house now I got to buy furniture, I got to buy paintings or pictures and all this stuff," He didn't go and try to figure out, "Well, what's my taste, what's my style?" He said, "Okay, I trust Rufus. Rufus is my favorite band, but I also trust their style, I trust their design." And he went and he found stuff that these guys had already curated, like here's the best pictures, here's the best furniture, here's all these things. And he just bought what these guys recommended. They had curated, he trusted this person, this band, this person that he trusted as a curator, right? Because he's got the best music, he's got the best taste, got the best everything. And he just took that and went and pimped out his entire apartment with Rufus stuff, right? Not just the Rufus's things, but things that they had said, "These are our favorite items," right? And basically, that person curated things together. And I started thinking about this, in our world, when you start your own company or you start your own brand, right? People come in for a thing, people come into my world because they want to build funnels. But then they get to know me, they build a personality... they build a connection with me as a person, they start seeing all these other things that I do, right? And it's interesting because the questions I get most of the time nowadays, even in my inner circle, people paying 50 grand a year to be in this inner circle, and I open up for Q&A's and like, "What questions you got?" The questions are rarely ever about marketing. They're about all these other areas of my life, right? They're like, "How do you do these things with your family? How are you able to keep balance with your family and your business and your religion, all these kind of things." I have a lot of people ask me about my religion, "I want to understand your faith more." I have a lot of people ask me about my supplements, right? Like, "How are you still in good shape? What supplements do you take? How do you eat? What's your eating protocols," right? "What's your morning routine?" People started asking me all these other things. They came to me for funnel building, right, but then they trust my opinion. And now they're asking me what I think about all these other things. And so, obviously I haven't at this point done that but if I were to go curate a book on my supplement routines or curate a product on my eating or my religion or my personal development beliefs or all these different things because they came in and they're connected with me just like Dan is connected to these artists because he loves their music, but because he trusts them, likes, knows and trusts them, he's looking at the curation of all the things that they offer and they talk about and he's diving into all those things. And I really think that's the future for all of us who are artists, who are influencers, who are creators, experts, whatever you want to call yourself, is people are going to come in for your core expertise but then they're leaning on you to curate concepts and principles and ideas in all aspects of their life. And so this kind of leads me to honestly what I feel is the next phase of my own personal mission. I haven't talked a ton about this publicly yet, because it's still happening. A couple places I've talked about so you may or may not have heard of this, but one of the big projects I'm doing right now is I'm actually building next door to the ClickFunnels HQ office, a library, a 20,000 square foot library. And people are like, "Why are you building a library. That makes no sense this, you're going to give people library cards?" I'm like, "No, no, no, I'm building this library curated with the books and the things that mean the most to me." And I've had this weird feeling where I keep getting drawn to these people who have died, who have written amazing books in the personal development, in the advertising space. And so in fact, recently I went out and I spent multiple seven figures acquiring Napoleon Hill, a huge Napoleon Hill estate, with a whole bunch of first edition copies of a whole bunch of stuff he's done. Over 250 pages of stuff that he, from his typewriter he hand-typed and then wrote his notes on and it never got published, a bunch of books that he wrote that never got published. All these things I bought and I've collected them now, and old magazines and all these things from Napoleon Hill, but also Dale Carnegie. And also Orison Swett, who's the guy who started Success Magazine as well as his mentor and other... And I've been going down this rabbit hole, literally traveling the world, acquiring these old things. I've spent insane amounts of money in the last 45 days on eBay, acquiring all these books and things. And I'm getting all of the best, the best, all of these.... the best personal development books, the old advertisers, the old business people and I'm collecting all their stuff, so I can start going through them and studying them and then curating them and putting them back together and something I can then give back to my audience saying, "Okay, I was able to go deep for the last two years on all of these, the personal development from the early 1800s till now and go through all the thoughts, all the philosophies, all of the things. And from these, I've tested in my own life, in lives of people that I've had a chance to work close with. These are the things that rose to the top," right? Right now I'm going through the process of taking all of the sand, right? Literally I would say conservatively, I've bought a thousand books in the last, man, 60 days from people who have passed on in the personal development space and I'm taking this, this is the sand, right, and I'm going to be going through all of this material and sifting it out and sorting it and letting the sand kind of fall out and seeing what are the nuggets that are left behind, the things that are universal principles that are true today, tomorrow and forever, that I can then take and turn into frameworks so I can then give back to you guys. In fact heard Rich Schefren say this one time, he said, "My job, my role, is to think for a lot of other people." I feel like I'm the same way. You could have gone and read the 300, 400 different marketing books, gone through 10, 15 years of testing and trial, signed up for the masterminds of courses, listened to all the podcasts, all the things I did over the last 20 years, you can go do that and go figure it out or you can trust me. If you trust me, trust me to curate together and say, "Boom, here's DotCom Secrets, here's Expert Secrets, here's Traffic Secrets, here's the core things you need to know." Right? And for me, it's the same thing anyway, you can go and spend multiple seven figures on eBay, buying every old book on these topics and go through them and study them and test them and try them. Or you can come back to me as a curator and say," Look, I trust you, Russell." And I can say, "Cool, of all the stuff I went through after sifting and sorting, these are the things that rose to the top. Here's the frameworks I developed. Let me give these back to you now." Right now, I'm doing the thing with Dan Kennedy's company. I bought Dan Kennedy's company. I got 40 years of intellectual property. I literally have hard drives with insane amounts of stuff on it. I'm going through there right now, and I'm sifting and I'm sorting and I'm curating and bringing the best stuff out, so I can come back to you guys and be like, "Boom, here's the stuff." And for me so far it's been so exciting. I'm having the time in my life doing it, but that's my role is I'm a curator. And eventually I'll curate stuff on my health beliefs. I'll curate stuff on my religious beliefs. I'll curate things, all these things so that when you're coming to and you connect with me as an influencer or an expert, or whatever you want to call me, that you'll come for one thing. But then if you like the way that I live my life, if you like the things I'm doing, you'll probably look for other things like, "Well, what else does he have? What else does he recommend? What are the things that have given him the biggest impact? I want those things as well" Because that's what I'm realizing in my life is that that's my role. I'm a curator, but I wanted also for you guys to realize that you're probably a curator as well. You probably never looked at it that way, but you're curating ideas, concepts, principles, and you're sharing them with your audience, right? And the better you become at this, the more talented you are at taking these ideas and simplifying them for your audience. Think about this, I read all these books, spent all this time in masterminds, and from there I wrote the DotCom Secrets book, which simplified all these principles, right? And then from there, we created software that simplified it even a step further. Our role is to take these principles and simplify them and simplify them and simplify them, and whoever can make them the most simple will be the person in the market who makes the most money. So your job is to curate ideas, simplify them, if you can turn them into software, because that's one of the best ways to make money off anything, but it's that curation process. And then giving them back and like, "Boom, here's the most simple version of all this stuff. I did all the work for you. I've curated, I've simplified it. And I'm giving it back to you in a format that you can actually take and apply. And you're going to get a thousand years worth of thought and effort and work. And you can get it all in this book or this course, or this software," whatever it is, however you curate your stuff and bring it back to the market. So I hope that that helps you guys to kind of look at your business and what you do and your role a little bit differently. I know for me it has, it's got me really excited when I'm like, "Okay, this is my role, I'm a curator, I'm getting paid to think for a lot of people. Therefore, I need to put in the time and the energy, the effort to go and find these things to put them together." And someday, just so you guys know, this library I'm building's going to be amazing, because you'll walk in and the library's sectioned off based on things I'm passionate about, right? So there's definitely going to a religion section. And then in there under glass, like bolted glass, fireproof glass, will be all the first editions of some of the most amazing religious books that I've had a chance to purchase in the last year or so. And then you go to the personal development section, there'll be like, "Here's all of the personal development books I've acquired." The first edition printings under glass. Then behind it will be all the physical versions of all of the books, but they'll be... Yeah, then same thing in business and advertising, same thing in all the areas of my life I'm passionate about. I'm again acquiring all the first edition copies of these different books to put them under a glass, and then also just tons of copies of all the other ones. And so when someone comes in there and they're like, "I want to go deep with Russell." It's like, "Cool, here's the section library where we talk about this." You can go, you can find the actual things you can study and you can learn them or here's Russel's curated version of... Here's the book or the course or the thing that gives you the simplified version of it. So anyway, I'm excited, I'm geeking out. Hope you are as well. Hopefully that, by me recording this episode, I can remember the word curate, because I always forget that word, but that is the role that we are doing. And the better you get at this, again, people will come in because they want to listen to your music, but then they're going to buy things based on your style of furniture and pictures on the wall or, in the example of Dan and his favorite artist, Rufus. Or with me, they come in for marketing advice but then hopefully here in the near future, they get personal development advice, health advice, health advice, and other things I am passionate about at the geek-out level that I think most people aren't able to. So anyway, it's exciting. I'm going to curate something today for you. I hope you do as well. Thanks for everything guys. And we'll talk to you soon.