FREEDOM! We all want it. People fight for it. They live and die for it. So, we must all know what it is.
The truth is that if you ask one hundred people to define freedom, you will get one hundred different answers. All of them are valid. All of them are right.
The guest on today’s podcast is John Krotec, a man who is passionate about freedom. He’s an entrepreneur, writer, and army veteran.
He gained his understanding of freedom by fighting tough battles in his own life and winning. His journey highlights the theme of this show, Change Your Story, Change Your Life.
When John abused alcohol, he had to change his story. When he suffered a brain injury in a car crash, he had to change his story. When his marriage was on the rocks, he had to change his story. He did it every time and grew into the inspiring person he is today.
You’ll gain a lot by listening to John’s story. You’ll learn what it really mens to be bigger than your circumstances. You’ll come away with a greater appreciation for a business model that marries contribution and profit.
John created a company based on that model called Greenzone Hero. It honors and supports veterans who fought for our freedom. Greenzone Hero also gives veterans a platform to share their stories.
You’ll tap into your innate sense of compassion for war veterans who have sacrificed their well being and their lives to create more freedom and abundance for all of us.
John may even ignite a new entrepreneurial flame in you that can enrich your business, your life, and the lives of others.
BOOKS IN THIS PODCAST
The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen
The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row by Anthony Ray Hinton and Lara Love Hardin
One Mission: How Leaders Build a Team of Teams by Chris Fussell and C. W. Goodyear
Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World by General Stanley McChrystal and Tantum Collins
Code of Trust: An American Counterintelligence Expert’s Five Rules to Lead and Succeed by Robin Dreeke and Cameron Stauth
The Code of the Extraordinary Mind by Vishen Lakhiani
The Beauty of a Darker Soul: Overcoming Trauma Through the Power of Human Connection by Joshua Mantz
All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque and Arthur Wesley Wheen
Dracula by Bram Stoker
Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact the World by Peter H. Diamandis and Steven Kotler
The Road to Serfdom by F. A. Hayek
“Polarization only works in sunglasses, not in sustainable communities.” – John Krotec
Straight Outta Combat – Podcast
A WOMAN CLAIMS HER LIFE
What does it mean to own your power? This podcast will answer that question and inspire you to live the life you deserve and not settle for anything less.
Today’s guest is Edna Keep, an ordinary woman who accomplished extraordinary things by by having the courage to live her dream.
Edna’s dream was to stop struggling as a single mom living in subsidized housing. She set her mind to it, and she did it.
Next, she wanted to create wealth for her and her family. She did it.
Today, she continues to expand her wealth and coaches others to live independent lives of abundance.
Anyone can accomplish what Edna Keep has accomplished – if they are willing to step into and through their fears.
Edna has created wealth through real estate investing. That takes guts. The first time you face a six figure buying decision, fear will rear its ugly head.
Edna conquered that fear. Even before she made her first real estate purchase, she chose to invest in Robert Kiyosaki’s intense real estate investment training. The cost? Almost $40,000.
High ticket courses like that one trigger a crippling fear of loss in many people, and they run for cover. Edna walked right into the face of that fear and won.
You will learn the mindset that leads to enormous wealth when you listen to Edna. You will gain the confidence that you can be, do, or have anything you want.
Plus, you will learn how to create your fortune using other people’s money.
Edna’s passion, courage, and insights will give you the exact formula to change your story and change your life.
BOOKS IN THIS PODCAST
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
Why “A” Students Work for “C” Students and “B” Students Work for the Government by Robert Kiyosaki
Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
Cashflow Quadrant by Robert Kiyosaki
Secrets of the Millionaire Mind by T. Harv Eker
EDNA’S FAVORITE QUOTE
“Income seldom exceeds personal development.” – Jim Rohn
CLAIM YOUR WORTH
What is an expert, and what is expertise? I’m sure there are as many answers to this question as there are people who hear it.
David C. Baker is an expert on expertise. He has thought long and hard about what makes someone an expert, and he illuminates the subject with precision, clarity and depth in his book, “The Business of Expertise.”
If you are an entrepreneur who wants to take your business to new heights, you’ll gain insight on how to do it from my interview with David, today’s guest.
The power and value of David’s knowledge and his view of expertise extend way beyond business. They will enrich people who who want to deepen and strengthen their sense of self worth.
A successful expert masters a set of skills and a body of knowledge. They will never be felt by the people who need them if the expert lacks confidence and self worth.
A surefire sign of wavering self worth is the inability to say no to prospective clients who are not a good fit for your business.
Your ability and willingness to say no to new clients and customers, to requests for discounts, to lowering your standards that are beyond a prospect’s comfort zone will ensure the integrity of your business and elevate its perceived value.
If you have any difficulty saying no in life and business, you deserve to listen to this interview with David C. Baker.
David also offers a refreshing view of intelligence. He equates intelligence with pattern matching. People who quickly perceive patterns are more likely to embrace systems that help businesses to expand and thrive.
Listen to David and learn strong positioning secrets; learn how to step into your power and easily say, “I’m smart, and I know it,” without feeling uncomfortable or arrogant.
Another great reason to listen to this interview is to spend time with a multifaceted man who has humble beginnings and an exciting sense of adventure.
BOOKS IN THIS PODCAST
The Business of Expertise by David C. Baker
Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott
Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel H. Pink
When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing by Daniel H. Pink
To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Motivating Others by Daniel H. Pink
DAVID’S FAVORITE QUOTE
“Learning never exhausts the mind.” – Leonardo da Vinci
There are schools, and there are schools. Some are highly respected by society. They offer book learning, a competitive grading system, and a fast track to the top of the social ladder.
Some of these schools have have higher prestige, status, and celebrity than others. A diploma or degree from one of these institutions can open many doors that lead to respect, social acceptance, and wealth.
The street can also serve as a school. So can a prison. Your education in these hard knuckle schools will not earn you society’s blessings or certificates that open doors. But they can definitley give you a priceless education.
They can teach you survival and a profound understanding of human psychology, They can unleash creativity. They can cultivate compassion; They can offer you hard won lessons of great wisdom.
These schools can destroy you. If they don’t, they can forge integrity and strength of character and prepare you to enrich the world with your unique brand of authenticity and contribution.
Will Latif Little forged his character and special gifts on the streets of Philadelphia and in Holmesburg Prison, a terrifying penitentiary known as the Terradome to its inmates.
Will Little served ten years in the Terradome for murder. His own tagline describes him as a man who went from convicted murderer to committed life coach. Here are some of his accolades:
- He leaves people forever changed.
- No one forgets Will Little.
- He’s a category of one.
Those words do not express unearned praise. Will played a high stakes game to win them. It was a life and death game.
Will emerged from prison, a wise, loving, intuitive, and compassionate person with a gift for healing others. He heals damaged and disturbed psyches; he heals souls.
He is an author, speaker, and mentor to troubled youth.
Give yourself the special gift of hearing this authentic inspiring man on today’s episode of Change Your Story, Change Your Life.
BOOKS IN THIS PODCAST
ICY – Inner City Youth: The Life & Times of Will Little byWill Latif Little and Christopher Skog
The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John C. Maxwell
WILL’S FAVORITE QUOTE
“Where there is a will, there is a way.” – Pauline Kael
Power To Transform
You are what you identify with. You identify with thoughts that grow into images that you allow to live in your mind.
Let’s say you have a menial job. Does it define you? Only if you identify yourself as menial.
Today’s guest is a man who refused to identify with self images that limited his growth, creativity, and his shot at greatness.
He has played a variety of roles in life, from the mundane to the extraordinary. He conquered obesity; he overcame a stutter, he transformed from stocking clerk to seven figure entrepreneur.
He was featured on an ABC reality TV Show, Extreme Weight Loss.
Today, Mike Giannulis helps entrepreneurs go from good to great. His story will touch you and give you the power to become unstoppable in the face of any obstacle.