There is always a story behind someone’s glory. It’s usually a tough one. Achievement and success must be earned. When they are, that’s rich.
Today’s episode is about a highly successful millennial entrepreneur. An online marketer and business coach named Marquel Russell.
His success is impressive. His determination and grit to achieve success are inspiring. His journey trul is a glory story.
Marquel is from the hood in Atlanta Georgia. He didn’t have positive male role models growing up. He looked up to and emulated gangsters and drug dealers, even Pablo Escobar.
Marquel’s early walk on the wild side landed him in jail. He was in lockup at 19 when his first child was born. How did he turn things around, write an awesome new story, and live into it?
That’s what you’ll discover in this powerful candid interview with Marquel Chili Gates Russell. Here are some of the highlights of a glory story you’ll learn from and enjoy:
- How Marquel’s entrepreneurial mom instilled believe and hope in him
- The funny story behind his first car, a 1984 baby blue Ford
- How the candy lady sparked his entrepreneurship
- Life skills Marquel learned in prison
- Discovering Bible study behind bars
- The influence of entertainment and club promotion on Marquel’s success
- How network marketing opened a door to a whole new way of life
- The personal development gurus that advanced Marquel’s growth
- Zig Ziglar’s great inspiration
- What happened when a mentor named Lonnie Robinson came into Marquel’s life
- The powerful effect of earning his first dollar online
- Marquel Russell’s first six figure payday
- The morning success ritual that fuels Marquel’s success
- How Marquel guides and inspires inner city youth
- His vision to impact the global economy by helping others
BOOKS IN THIS PODCAST
The War of Art by Steven Pressfield (Marquels favorite)
Do The Work by Steven Pressfield
The Daily Stoic by Ryan Holiday & Stephen Hanselman
The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod
A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of “A Course in Miracles” by Marianne Williamson
MARQUEL’S FAVORITE QUOTE
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” ―
FACING FEAR AND ADVERSITY
Being fearless isn’t the lack of fear. Rather, it is about acknowledging, facing and conquering fears. Fearlessness is being open to the results of the experience whether it be good or bad. There are so many lessons to learn from failure and adversity, but you will not give yourself the chance to grow if you keep yourself safe in what’s known and secure. Overcoming adversity is what makes a leader a great leader.
Today’s guest is a man who harnesses the power of fear. He is an expert on authentic leadership. His highly popular book, The Crucible’s Gift: 5 Lessons from Authentic Leaders Who Thrive in Adversity is empowering people to face what scares them, embrace it, and use it as a stepping stone for leadership. He also delivers this important message in his podcast, Executive After Hours. Get ready for expansion, growth and inspiration from Dr. James Kelley.
In this podcast, Dr. James Kelley reveals how to become and authentic leader.
You will discover:
- Major adversities that helped Dr. Kelley become the man he is today
- How a DUI experience helped him grow
- The power of “flipping” to combat fear.
- Your lizard brain’s dangerous agenda
- How Enlightened Warrior Training Camp changes lives in five days
- How your darkest moment can become your greatest gift
- How life in the Middle East redefined James Kelley’s comfort zone
- Secrets of Dr. Kelley’s Authentic Leadership model
- How to spot your false narratives on happiness and success
- The power of micro-moments of meaning
- How crucible moments can enrich your life
- How thinking about your eulogy can make you a better leader
- The importance of self-compassion
QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE
“We all have moments. The bigger question is not if we have them but if we are able to reflect on them and find a good in them to expand who we are as human beings.”
“You are allowed to have your pity if you want it but the important thing is not to wallow in it.”
“We are all creatures of our social construction that we’ve been created and raised in.”
“We only know our truth based on the environment that we are raised in.”
“Don’t let fear conquer you. You conquer your fear.”
“Fear is a fundamental factor on many of the choices that we make.”
“The world changes when your mind changes.”
“Somebody always has it worse than you.”
“If you are not evolving, you are dying.”
“When we have adversity, we often don’t know that that moment is transformational.”
“Money doesn’t actually equate to happiness.”
“Authenticity is trying to be a better version of yourself for the greater good of society.”
“Crucible moment is any fundamental moment in your life that forces you to take pause and re-evaluate and fundamentally shift who you are.”
“It’s so hard to take care of yourself. But when you do, it makes it easier to take care of other people.”
“To be right with yourself means you can be right with other people.”
“Do what is right but you don’t have to be right.”
BOOKS IN THIS PODCAST
The Obstacle Is the Way by Ryan Holiday
Secrets of the Millionaire Mind by T. Harv Eker
Solve for Happy: Engineer Your Path to Joy by Mo Gawdat
Triggers by Mark Reiter and Marshall Goldsmith
High Fidelity by Nick Hornby
Conversations Worth Having by Cheri B. Torres and Jacqueline M. Stavros
“Don’t let fear conquer you. Conquer fear.” – Dr. James Kelley
CONTACT DR. JAMES KELLEY
Dr. James Kelly’s Website – www.drjameskelley.com
LINKS AND RESOURCES FROM THIS EPISODE
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
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
How can you step into leadership? First, you must learn to lead yourself; only then, can you lead others.
The most effective leaders do not lead by coercion or force. They lead by example; they inspire people to follow them.
Willard Barth is a strong effective leader. He developed his leadership in the front lines of life and business.
He fought personal demons and conquered them. He endured hardship that could have broken him and driven him to play the victim. He became a warrior sage instead.
Warrior sage is not an easily earned title. It isn’t won in the classroom. It’s one of the spoils of war on the battlefield of personal growth.
It is won by having the courage to choose one hundred percent responsibility. When you do that, you own your strengths and your weaknesses, your victories and defeats.
This interview with Willard Barth is for you if you want to learn valuable lessons about leadership, growth, and transformation.
Join us. I promise you enrichment and entertainment.
BOOKS IN THIS PODCAST
The Anatomy of Transformation by Willard Barth
Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
Conversations with God by Neale Donald Walsch
Extreme Ownership: How Navy SEALs Lead and Win by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin
WILLARD’S FAVORITE QUOTE
“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” – Neale Donald Walsch
www.TaotBook.com – FREE copy of “The Anatomy of Transformation.”