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
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
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
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.
Every minute of every day, you are creating yourself. Am I being dramatic? Am I playing with words? Am I making a bold statement just to get your attention?
No, no, and no. I’m expressing an idea that plays out in my life, in your life, and the lives of today’s guests. The reality that we find ourselves in 24/7 is a self-creation spun from the vivid narratives in our minds.
Every aspect of your life, your relationships, your wealth or poverty, your happiness or unhappiness is a result of a story you tell yourself, focus on, and develop through a series of conscious and unconscious thoughts.
You will experience the things I just wrote about as you listen to the compelling story of Natalie and Joeel Rivera, a couple drawn together by the irresistible pull of their similar unconscious stories.
They met through a series of “random” events, what some would call coincidences. They developed a creative business partnership; then they married.
Natalie and Joeel were on a mission to relieve suffering in the world. They began with a print magazine. Like many sensitive entrepreneurs, they felt the vibrations of change in our global economy.
They understood that the world was moving toward a digital way of life. They transformed their print magazine into a digital one that could reach a worldwide audience at lighting speed. They made the right choice and started riding a wave of success.
Without warning, their dream life exploded when Joeel became bedridden with an unknown illness that ravaged him for more than a year.
Pay close attention now. This horrible experience was only a tragedy if the couple allowed it to be. Huh? That’s right. Their earnings crashed, Natalie became Joeel’s primary caregiver, and they chose to see this entire experience as a journey toward joy and more success. And that is exactly what it became.
You will not be able to listen to their story and remain the same person after you’ve heard it. You will have grown, you will be richer and stronger, even if you don’t feel it immediately. You will be one step closer to creating an empowering story that in turn creates an unstoppable version of you.
Joeel’s illness led to his discovery of the value he could offer people with online education. He and Natalie created more than 75 online courses to help people like me and you to tap into our passions and natural abilities and monetize them while impacting the lives of others.
Their journey can become your adventurous journey of creating yourself.
BOOKS IN THIS PODCAST
Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl
The Power of Now by Ekhart Tolle
The Four hour Work Week by Tim Ferris
Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact the World by Peter H. Diamandis and Steven Kotler
QUOTES IN THIS PODCAST
“When we are no longer able to change our situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” – Viktor Frankl
“Those who have a ‘why’ to live, can bear with almost any ‘how’.” – Viktor Frankl
“Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.” – Les Brown
“The only limits to the possibilities in your life tomorrow are the buts you use today.” – Les Brown
CONTACT NATALIE & JOEEL
YOU ARE YOUR STORY
You don’t have to believe that you are your story. But, why wouldn’t you choose to believe it?
If you don’t like your current life, and you choose to say, “That’s the way it is. That’s reality, and I must accept it,” you will be right.
You won’t be right because it is an objective truth. You will be right because the words you say to yourself write the story that becomes your reality.
If you want to find intellectual arguments that debunk what I’m saying, you’ll find them.
I’m not interested in those arguments; I’m interested in the experiences of human beings whose lives offer irrefutable proof that your self talk define your beliefs, and your beliefs create your reality.
One of those human beings is today’s podcast guest. The trajectory of his life is one of the most brilliant demonstrations of the statement that you are your story.
Our guest is Randy Gage, an internationally respected and recognized prosperity mentor, an author who has written eleven books that have been translated into twenty-five languages, and a member of the Speakers Hall of Fame who has spoken to more than 2 million people across more than 50 countries.
Did I mention that he also loves to play softball?
It’s important to mention that Randy Gage is a multi-millionaire and a millionaire maker. His friends and business associates include some of the world’s most powerful people of influence. I’m not writing this to impress you. I want to impress upon you that Randy Gage should not “realistically” be the mega success that he is today. You’ll hear him say so in this podcast.
Many of Randy’s early life circumstances would paint a picture of a man headed for a life of crime and/or dereliction.
He was a teenage alcoholic and crystal meth addict. He was a thief who spent his sixteenth birthday in a jail cell waiting for trial on an armed robbery charge. He is a brilliant, articulate, high school droput.
In his early adulthood, he failed to pay taxes on his restaurant business, and the IRS seized and sold his restaurant.
He almost bled to death from a gunshot wound in his stomach.
You’ll be inspired and even transformed (if your mind and heart are open) by the abundant blessed life Randy Gage created in spite of those devastating circumstances by intentionally changing his mindset.
RANDY REWRITES HIS STORY
- Chapter 1 – Baxter Richardson, a teacher and dad to one of Randy’s friends, visits him in jail.
- Chapter 2-Baxter offers Randy this new story: “You don’t belong here. You’re capable of doing great things.”
- Chapter 3- Randy embraces Baxter’s story even though he doesn’t believe it yet.
- Chapter 4 – Randy tries his new story on for size and slowly live into it.
RANDY DISCOVERS PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT
- Randy joins Amway.
- Amway introduces him to thought leaders like Wayne Dyer (you’ll belly laugh when you hear this story in the podcast).
- Randy learns to fail forward until he becomes a top earning network marketer.
- Randy becomes a world renowned network marketing trainer.
- Randy evolves into a critical thinker and world famous prosperity coach.
THE POWER OF LANGUAGE
Language is a living energy force. That’s why all my guests and I are passionate about books and reading.
Randy Gage gives you a life-changing gift in this episode when he reveals how the novel, Atlas Shrugged, by Ayn Rand sparked his greatness, his genius, his creativity, and his ability to create enormous wealth.
You will also discover other gems in this podcast episode, gems that will empower you to believe that you are your story and give you the desire and confidence to rewrite it. Here are just a few:
- The entertaining intoxicating power of comedy
- How to switch from a problem mindset to a possibility mindset
- Memes – what they are, and how to protect yourself from them
- How to turn your ideas into innovations
- The challenges and opportunities of the age of chaos
- What education should look like in the future
- The awesome power of the two words, “What if.”
- Why this is the age of the artist/entrepreneur
BOOKS IN THIS PODCAST
Mad Genius by Randy Gage
Risky is the New Safe by Randy Gage
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins
Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact the World by Peter H. Diamandis & Steven Kotler
The Singularity is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology by Ray Kurzweil
RANDY’S FAVORITE QUOTE
“Be like water.” – Bruce Lee