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226: Professional Victims

ARE THERE PROFESSIONAL VICTIMS?

I wish I could answer no, but I can’t. Unfortunately, the truth is that there are many professional victims, and their club is growing exponentially in today’s world.

This episode explores the victim mindset that I have labelled Rearden Syndrome. The name refers to a principal character, Hank Rearden, in Ayn Rand’s 1957 novel, Atlas Shrugged. The book quickly became an entrepreneur’s manifesto, and it still is today.

Our podcast guest is Randy Gage, a mega-successful entrepreneur, multi-millionaire, international award winning speaker, and prosperity trainer and coach to people around the world who are committed to their personal and financial growth. Atlas Shrugged has been and still is a powerful inspirational book for Randy.

Here are a few of the life changing insights you’ll find in my conversation with Randy Gage:

  • The true nature of the professional victim
  • The personal and financial habits of a victim
  • How and why victims get addicted to blame
  • The shocking truth that we all teach people how to treat us.
  • Why you may let others decide what you are worth
  • The importance of value creation in the 21st century
  • Why you should face the fear of getting paid for your value rather than your time

You can listen to this episode passively or actively. By choosing the latter, you are choosing to live into a self-directed empowering narrative for a very fulfilling life.

BOOKS IN THIS PODCAST

Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

Mad Genius by Randy Gage

Risky is the New Safe by Randy Gage

Radical Rebirth (available later this year) by Randy Gage

WHERE TO FIND RANDY

www.RandyGage.com

Randy Gage on Twitter

224: Fly High

Will You Dare to Fly Too High?

This episode explores the powerful social story that controls many of our lives today.

It is a story that demands our obedience, our conformity, our silence, and our willingness to destroy our dreams that challenge the status quo.

It is a story that made the industrial age and corporate culture dominant for many decades. It is a story that is disintegrating. But, it still hold son to us and stops us from creating, growing, and standing out.

In 2020, we are living in the Connection Age , the Connection Economy. To be fully alive in this new and exciting time, we must not conform. We must, instead, find the courage to create art. I’m not talking about paintings, or sculptures, or music.

You may create those. But, art, in the Connection Age, means your unique authentic voice, your STORY.

These liberating ideas are from a wonderful book, The Icarus Deception, by Seth Godin.

You deserve to listen to this episode. It will help you unleash your pure, strong, authentic voice. It will help you give yourself full permission to create, stop worrying about others’ approval, and, ultimately, feel fully alive.

206: Good Hood

how to overcome adversity

GOOD HOOD

This episode will empower you to triumph over any of life’s circumstances.

You will hear the true inspiring story of a man who was born into extreme adversity and chose to create an extraordinary life in spite of it.

The man is Johnny Wimbrey. He was raised in a battered women’s shelter. He learned to survive on the street as a fourteen year old drug dealer. He had a rap sheet before he was twenty.

Today, he is an internationally acclaimed speaker, author, coach and team builder to pro athletes, high performing business people, politicians, and media celebrities.

He is also devoted husband, father, and humanitarian who helps relieve suffering worldwide.

You will not only learn and be inspired by what he says. You will also discover how a compelling communicator speaks when you hear and feel his authentic energy.

Here are just a few of the gems in this interview with  Johnny Wimbrey, the good hood:

  • How a friend’s murder led to Johnny’s redemption
  • Why Johnny gave away his gun forever
  • How an answered prayer opened the door to happiness and success
  • Harsh lessons from the street life that hold the secrets to massive legitimate success
  • Why the only thing between you and your dream life could be a label that someone else gave you
  • How you can and should become a first generation millionaire
  • How eliminating two small everyday words can empower and transform your life
  • The magic of surrounding yourself with thinking that out-thinks you
  • The real meaning of the word RESPONSIBILITY

JOHNNY’S FAVORITE BOOK

The Book of Proverbs – The Holy Bible

JOHNNY’S BOOK

From the Hood to Doing Good by Johnny Wimbrey

JOHNNY’S FAVORITE QUOTES

“Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records.” – William Arthur Ward

“Surround yourself with thinking that out-thinks you.” – Johnny Wimbrey

CONTACT JOHNNY

@JohnnyWimbrey

www.CoachJohnny.com

www.CostarAuthor.com

 

202: Own Yourself

own yourself

OWN YOURSELF

This episode is an interview with Jennifer Leigh, a woman who refused to be defined by anyone’s standards but her own.

Her journey of self-determination will inspire you fully own yourself.

Jennifer is a successful crisis management and social strategy consultant who works with companies and people to help them through growth and change. She earned the right to do what she does by creating a new life when her marriage and business fell apart. She picked up the pieces and launched Graceful and Gumption, her current company that empowers others. 

Here are just a few of the empowering gems you’ll discover in this episode:

  • How Jennifer became the compassionate “pitbull in a dress”
  • A positive spin on being high maintenance
  • The important difference between alpha feminine and alpha masculine
  • Insight – we teach people how to treat us
  • The growth secrets Jennifer learned by working in palliative care
  • How Jennifer learned to heal and remain true to herself

BOOKS IN THIS PODCAST

A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks (Jennifer’s favorite)

Every Breath by Nicholas Sparks

JENNIFER’S FAVORITE QUOTE

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” – Plato

CONTACT JENNIFER

Graceful and Gumption.com

 

197: Ideal Story

ideal story

IDEAL STORY

It’s good to pursue ideals. Right? Not always.

When you set goals that are really ideals, you create a blueprint for disappointment and failure.

How do you know the difference between an ideal and a real goal? That’s what this ideal story reveals.

This episode presents the core ideas of Dan Sullivan’s brilliant book, The Gap and the Gain: Building Your Progress and Happiness on How Your Brain Works for You.

Dan is a powerful agent of change whose thinking can dramatically transform your personal and financial life.

In today’s podcast you’ll learn:

  • The huge difference between and ideal and a real goal
  • Why pursuing an ideal is like trying to reach the horizon
  • Why looking back is more productive than looking forward
  • How to set and pursue goals that constantly energize you
  • Why you should want a progress vs. results mindset

Dan Sullivan created Strategic Coach, a company that has catapulted the success of entrepreneurs for decades. he has a gift for explaining profound truths in very simple ways that you can understand and apply.

Your ideal story may not be so ideal. Listen, find out why, switch your thinking to a powerful new mindset, prosper, and grow.