What is failure? And why has it gotten a bad rap?
Most of us have gone through an education system that stigmatizes mistakes. Make mistakes, and you get low grades. Make enough mistakes, and you fail.
Failing earns you the label of loser, a person of low intelligence. If you accept the label, you step into a low status identity. That identity becomes the frame through which you view the world.
CHANGE THE FRAME
Refuse to see failure as something negative. Answer the question, “what is failure,” like this. Failure is an important necessary step on the road to success. You’ll be in great company.
Thomas Edison is a prime example of man who delighted in failure. On the subject of his many “failed” attempts to invent the light bulb, Edison said, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work. Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”
MINDSET – MINDSET – MINDSET
You may know exactly what the word mindset means. But until you experience the power of shifting your mindset, of changing your limiting beliefs (stories) to empowering ones, you won’t fully appreciate the meaning of mindset.
Today’s podcast guest is Todd Palmer. His story will nudge and inspire you to view the world through an empowering frame. His story will help you discover a mindset that fires you up and can make you unstoppable. Todd is a guy who failed forward to success. His answer to what is failure was always positive.
YOU WILL LEARN
- How Todd turned massive debt into exciting opportunity
- How to shift your thoughts from lack to abundance
- How being a single parent can lead to enormous success
- The power of life balance
- Why DNA is more important that your resume
- Todd’s 4 pillars of success for your business
- The crucial difference between leadership and management
- MUCH MORE…
BOOKS IN THIS PODCAST
The Freak Factor: Discovering Uniqueness by Flaunting Weakness by David J. Rendall
The Magic of Thinking Big by David Schwartz
The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
TODD’S FAVORITE QUOTE
“Success is doing what you want, when you want, where you want, with whom you want, as much as you want.” – Tony Robbins
FREE 30 minute conversation with Todd: Contact Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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