SUCCESS & ADVERSITY
What is accidental success, and how is it related to adversity? The answer is fascinating, and it may not be what you expect.
Jeff Hall, today’s guest, has achieved massive success with Overflow Cafe, the company he created to help businesses master the SEO game and achieve high rankings online.
You may be surprised when you learn that his journey took him from one accidental success to another. Each time Jeff developed a new skill, he did it by taking bold action in the face of adversity. He put one foot in front of the other, even when we was stepping into the dark.
WINNING AGAINST THE ODDS
Adversity is relative, so what kind of challenges did Jeff Hall face and overcome? Here are just a few:
- A childhood of abject poverty
- Bites from bird eating spiders and fire ants
- Derision as a student for having only one pair of broken down shoes
- Humiliation for lacking the money to join school outings
DRIVEN BY PAIN
Jeff Hall’s outer world was often very tough. His inner game made him unstoppable, a trait he learned from his remarkable grandmother.
Jeff’s circumstances could have created a powerful victim story for him to live into. Instead, Jeff turned each painful setback into victory.
In this interview, you will learn:
- How Jeff became a resourceful salesman at the age of seven
- How he became a computer wiz without knowing a thing about computers
- How lying about his age took him closer to success
- How the name Overflow Cafe was just another accident
DISASTER TO MASTER
Today, Jeff’s knowledge and skill, and his company’s expertise offer businesses a powerful unfair advantage in our digital marketplace.
Love it or hate it, businesses need the Internet to grow and thrive in the 21st century. A key ingredient to growth online is strong SEO. Jeff and his Overflow Cafe offer you that.
It’s a wonderful ironic twist that a young man who knew nothing about computers became an internationally recognized SEO expert. He literally proved what one of my mentors, David T.S. Wood, often says, “Every master was once a disaster.”
You will find the life lessons and the business savvy in this interview with Jeff Hall eyeopening and highly entertaining.
You may even tweak your own inner game to make you unstoppable in the face of any obstacle.
BOOKS IN THIS PODCAST
Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact the World by Peter H. Diamandis and Steven Kotler
Total Recall by Arnold Schwarzenegger
JEFF’S FAVORITE QUOTE
“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.” – Zig Ziglar
CAN YOU LIVE TWICE?
Life after death is not a theory or a fantasy for Josh Mantz, the soldier who died from a sniper bullet in Iraq and came back to life after fifteen minutes.
Josh is today’s guest, and his stranger than fiction story reveals many lessons and secrets that can empower and enrich your life today.
You’ll be riveted by the things you’ll hear and the discoveries you’ll make as you listen to Josh talk to you straight from his heart. Here are a few of the fascinating things you’ll learn:
- The true meaning of an experience we have all had – TRAUMA
- The haunting story of the Santa Claus interpreter
- How trauma changes your beliefs about the world
- The root of leadership in everyone
- The different levels of leadership
- The real meaning of rejection
- How the feeling of abandonment touches all our lives
- How the feeling of shame may be secretly controlling your life
- What it means to be a “pirate of joy.”
- The new paradigm for living
- Powerful lessons of hope
These gems are only a few of the highlights of my conversation with Josh Mantz. You’ll be moved and uplifted by the humility and gratitude he gained from his life after death experience.
You’ll see and feel the bright ray of light behind the words, “beauty of a darker soul.”
BOOKS IN THIS PODCAST
The Beauty of a Darker Soul: Overcoming Trauma Through the Power of Human Connection by Joshua Mantz
Healing the Shame that Binds You by John Bradshaw
The Myth of Sisyphus by Albert Camus
The Universe Story by Brian Swimme
Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl
What does it mean to reinvent your life? Is it important, and can everyone do it?
I believe that self reinvention is not only important; it is the key to being fully alive. I think we really only have two choices. We reinvent ourselves, or we slowly die.
Bob Dylan said it best in one of his songs: “He not busy being born is busy dying.”
You’ll discover that the theme of today’s podcast is how to reinvent your life. When you listen closely to Jonathan Greene’s story, you’ll hear things that can set you free.
My comment suggests that you are not free. Well, I believe everyone desires greater freedom in life, consciously or unconsciously.
Here are some of the powerful gems to enrich your life that you will find in today’s podcast:
- The hidden truth about careers people choose
- How you can excel at something and still not love it
- How you can be compelling, confident ,and introverted at the same time
- The war between MUST and WANT
- Why your happiness often depends on doing what you WANT
- The relationship between life and acting
- The meaning and value of the Social Media Hierarchy
As you listen to Jonathan Greene today, you may also begin to learn how unlock the creativity that lives in all of us. You’ll gain encouragement to pursue and embrace your creative self.
You may feel a deeper appreciation for the adventure of changing your story and changing your life.
BOOKS IN THIS PODCAST
Tao Te Ching by Lao Tsu
The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod
Ego is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday
The Obstacle is the Way by Ryan Holiday
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain
The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson
Breaking The Male Code: Unlocking the Power of Friendship by Robert Garfield
Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Alborn
Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind: Informal Talks on Zen Meditation and Practice by Shunryu Suzuki and David Chadwick
QUOTES FROM THIS PODCAST
“The wise man is one who knows what he does not know.” – Lao Tsu
“A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.” – William Shakespeare
“Practice not doing, and everything will fall into place.” – Lao Tsu
“If you do not change your direction, you may end up where you are heading.” – Lao Tsu
Twitter – @TrustGreene