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
This 200th episode of Change Your Story, Change Your Life looks at the stories behind our beliefs about money.
It explores some facts and myths that may affect your life in ways your never thought about. You’ll learn:
- The fascinating link that unites these three things – sewing machines, cars, and hamburgers
- A brief history of franchises
- The powerful difference between linear and residual or exponential income
- Why exponential income is so attractive and so scary
limiting beliefs, Sylvester
Listen in for a surprising, thought provoking, entertaining ride.
EMBRACE ALL CHALLENGES
You can run from challenges, or make friends with them. Choose the latter, and you will create your reality. Actually, you always create your reality. When you embrace all challenges, you create the reality you want.
That’s the theme that runs throughout this podcast. It is the theme of Eddie Lorin’s life. Eddie is our featured guest today. He is the creator of a real estate investment trust that allows everyone, yes everyone, to invest profitably in real estate. A person can begin their investment journey with as little as $1,000.
Eddie champions the underdog. Orphaned at seventeen, Eddie achieved success and fulfillment with grit, hard work, and a winner’s mindset. Now, he is passionate about empowering others who want to improve their lives.
You will discover many powerful life lessons and rich nuggets in this podcast. Here are just a few:
- A message of hope and forgiveness from a holocaust survivor
- The power of the Serenity Prayer
- The rich meaning of Impact Investing
- How to create wealth through contribution
- How to develop an abundance mindset
- How to turn blight into light
- Luxurious living on a budget
- Slashing taxes with Opportunity Zones
- Why you should be thankful for what you don’t have
In a nutshell, this conversation with Eddie Lorin is all about self-empowerment. You’ll hear it in Eddie’s words; you’ll feel strongly in his passionate energy; you’ll learn it from our spontaneous dialogue.
Listen to Eddie Lorin’s story if you would love to turn any mountain into a molehill.
BOOKS IN THIS PODCAST
How to Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie
Radical Forgiveness by Colin Tipping
The Obstacle Is the Way by Ryan Holiday
EDDIE’S FAVORITE QUOTE
“There is never a good time to do a bad deal or a bad time to do a good deal.” – Somebody
This is an escape story. It’s about a clever man with an unquenchable thirst for freedom.
His name is Alex Gluskin. He tricked the KGB and gamed the communist Soviet system to escape from Russia at the age of twenty-six.
He loves talking about it. And, he’s a great storyteller. He will entertain you and enrich your mind in this podcast interview.
He grew up in a society that dictates what you should believe and controls your life with fear.
Many people resign to this enslavement. They accept their circumstances and call it fate. Not Alex Gluskin. He wanted out and got creative.
As he tells it, he learned to lie before he learned to talk. He mastered black market business by the time he was twenty.
He studied the world around him and foresaw the collapse of the Soviet system. He learned about North America and freedom. And, he made a firm decision. He would do whatever it took to leave Russia.
I won’t spoil the fun by telling you how he did it. That would be like revealing the end of a great thriller. I’ll let Alex captivate and entertain you with his true life escape story.
Make no mistake. This story is not late night TV fluff. It’s got valuable lessons about creativity, networking, achieving massive success, and winning the life game with any hand you’re dealt.
Alex’s insight into the mindset of successful investing is worth the price of admission. He became a top investment strategist in Canada, made millions for his clients and himself, and retired to a lifestyle by design in 2005.
One of the most powerful things you will gain from Alex Gluskin is a deeper appreciation of your opportunities and personal power that are precious gifts of life in the free world.
You may think that you already know that. But do you? Really? The truth is that we all tend to take for granted the things we have always had. The things we didn’t have to fight for with our lives.
You may get a fresh perspective on the saying, “There’s no such thing as a free lunch,” a perspective that will inspire you to be, do, and have more. Much more of everything you deserve in life.
BOOKS IN THIS PODCAST
Blink by Malcolm Gladwell
Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
The Slight Edge: Secret to a Successful Life by Jeff Olson
Term Limits by Vince Flynn
Enemy of the State by Vince Flynn & Kyle Mills
The Midnight Line: A Jack Reacher Novel by Lee Child
ALEX’S FAVORITE QUOTE
“The strongest man in the world is he who stands most alone.” – Henrik Ibsen