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.
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