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112: Accidental Success

SUCCESS & ADVERSITY

What is accidental success, and how is it related to adversity? The answer is fascinating, and it may not be what you expect.

Jeff Hall, today’s guest, has achieved massive success with Overflow Cafe, the company he created to help businesses master the SEO game and achieve high rankings online.

You may be surprised when you learn that his journey took him from one accidental success to another. Each time Jeff developed a new skill, he did it by taking bold action in the face of adversity. He put one foot in front of the other, even when we was stepping into the dark.

WINNING AGAINST THE ODDS

Adversity is relative, so what kind of challenges did Jeff Hall face and overcome? Here are just a few:

  • A childhood of abject poverty
  • Bites from bird eating spiders and fire ants
  • Derision as a student for having only one pair of broken down shoes
  • Humiliation for lacking the money to join school outings

DRIVEN BY PAIN

Jeff Hall’s outer world was often very tough. His inner game made him unstoppable, a trait he learned from his remarkable grandmother.

Jeff’s circumstances could have created a powerful victim story for him to live into. Instead, Jeff turned each painful setback into victory.

In this interview, you will learn:

  • How Jeff became a resourceful salesman at the age of seven
  • How he became a computer wiz without knowing a thing about computers
  • How lying about his age took him closer to success
  • How the name Overflow Cafe was just another accident

DISASTER TO MASTER

Today, Jeff’s knowledge and skill, and his company’s expertise offer businesses a powerful unfair advantage in our digital marketplace.

Love it or hate it, businesses need the Internet to grow and thrive in the 21st century. A key ingredient to growth online is strong SEO. Jeff and his Overflow Cafe offer you that.

It’s a wonderful ironic twist that a young man who knew nothing about computers became an internationally recognized SEO expert. He literally proved what one of my mentors, David T.S. Wood, often says, “Every master was once a disaster.”

You will find the life lessons and the business savvy in this interview with Jeff Hall eyeopening and highly entertaining.

You may even tweak your own inner game to make you unstoppable in the face of any obstacle.

BOOKS IN THIS PODCAST

Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact the World by Peter H. Diamandis and Steven Kotler

Total Recall by Arnold Schwarzenegger

JEFF’S FAVORITE QUOTE

“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.” – Zig Ziglar

CONTACT JEFF

www.OverflowCafe.com

 

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93: Unlocking Leadership

THE MUSIC OF LEADERSHIP

What is leadership? What does a leader look like? Those are loaded questions. There will be as many answers as there are people who read this.

Today’s guest, Yigal Adato, is a passionate, committed leader who helps business people discover and step into their own authentic leadership.

He earned the right to teach leadership by walking his own talk, by holding himself accountable to high standards fro living, and by taking 100% responsibility for his actions and his results.

His journey is fascinating. His core passion is music. He sings and performs on stage, and he even had his own rock group, F.o.N. They opened Woodstock ’99 on the Emerging Artist Stage. His love of music and theatrical performance enrich his public speaking and leadership training today.

You’ll relate to his story about overcoming extreme negative self talk when he was a broke musician, then reinventing himself as an emerging entrepreneur.

You will learn one of the most original definitions of leadership from Yigal. It may not be what you think. He’ll inspire you with his vision of a true leader as a full healthy human being. A person who has enriching relationships, self respect, and the ability to contribute to the world as well as create wealth.

Yigal Adato is a pleasure to listen to, not only for his wisdom and knowledge, but for his ability to engage you with entertaining stories.

Join us for this animated conversation that will expand your mind, elevate your emotions, and leave you with a smile on your face.

BOOKS IN THIS PODCAST

The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl

Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin

Unbeatable Mind by Mark Divine

The Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John C. Maxwell

Radical Forgiveness by Colin Tipping

CONTACT IGAL

www.UnlockTheLeader.com

www.YigalAdato.com

Facebook

Twitter @yigaladato

LinkedIn

 

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85: Write That Book

Write That Book

How can you immediately stand out from the crowd? Write a book that positions you as the go to expert in your area of expertise. Then make sure it becomes an Amazon best seller.

The moment you do that new doors will open to you, and you will easily attract lucrative opportunities.

Right now you may be thinking that this sounds great but writing a book is far beyond your reach.Don’t worry. Most people believe that limiting thought. And that’s all it is, a thought, a belief, a fear based story that you can change.

Today’s guest, Julie Broad, helps business professionals discover the unique book inside them; she helps them write it, publish it, and make it soar to bestseller status on Amazon.

In this interview, she reveals the shocking truth about mainstream publishers and gets you excited about writing and self-publishing your book.

You’ll feel inspired and gain confidence from this real estate investor and Amazon publishing master. Listen to her engaging story, and find out how you can write a best selling book that brands you as an expert in the eyes of the world, even if you suck at writing.

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58: Playing To Win

PLAYING TO WIN

There is always a story behind the glory. Natalie Hayden’s story is about hardship, battle, bravery, and conquest.

She was a young TV news anchor and journalist passionate about her work. She was blindsided by Crohn’s a debilitating and painful disease.

She faced it with courage, faith, and a smile. Today, she inspires people who suffer from chronic illness. And, she celebrates her life.

Natalie’s focus is to inspire others and connect with those battling IBD in an honest and transparent way. As a passionate health advocate and journalist, she strives to show that there is more to life than your diagnosis and illness.​

You’ll discover that you are bigger than any obstacle; in fact you will learn how the obstacle is the way when you listen to to this joyful beacon of hope.

BOOKS IN THIS PODCAST

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Swim, A Memoir of Survival by Bill Coon

NATALIE’S FAVORITE QUOTES

Mother Teresa
“Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.

Life is beauty, admire it.

Life is bliss, taste it.

Life is a dream, realize it.

Life is a challenge, meet it.

Life is a duty, complete it.

Life is a game, play it.

Life is costly, care for it.

Life is wealth, keep it.

Life is love, enjoy it.

Life is mystery, know it.

Life is a promise, fulfill it.

Life is sorrow, overcome it.

Life is a song, sing it.

Life is a struggle, accept it.

Life is tragedy, confront it.

Life is an adventure, dare it.

Life is luck, make it.

Life is too precious, do not destroy it.

Life is life, fight for it.”

“Watch your thoughts; for they become words. Watch your words; for they become actions. Watch your actions; for they become habits. Watch your habits; for they become character. Watch your character for it will become your destiny.” – – Frank Outlaw

NATALIE’S FAVORITE SONG

Holy by Florida Georgia Line

CONTACT NATALIE

www.LightsCameraCrohns.com

Facebook

Twitter

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52: What’s Your Truth?

CAN YOU HANDLE THE TRUTH?

The truth will set you free. That’s powerful, and it’s scary.

The truth is that when you face your truth, yes, even your ugly truth, you empower yourself and enrich your world.

Tony Grebmeier will inspire you and give you the courage to face any truth, own it completely, and move on to new heights of fulfillment and success.

Tony has paid his dues in life and business. He won it all, and lost it all. He made fortunes and blew them. He had love and threw it away.

Then, the day came when Tony changed his story and changed his life.

You will be captivated, uplifted, and enriched by the tale of his journey.

BOOKS IN THIS PODCAST

The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous by Bill Wilson & Dr. Bob Smith

The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

TONY’S FAVORITE QUOTES

“Be the change you want to see in the world.” – Gandhi (apparently, this is the essence of the full quote below)

“We but mirror the world. All the tendencies present in the outer world are to be found in the world of our body. If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him. This is the divine mystery supreme. A wonderful thing it is and the source of our happiness. We need not wait to see what others do.” – Gandhi

“If you can change your behaviors, you can change your life.” – Tony Grebmeier

CONTACT TONY

www.TonyGShow.com

www.ShipOffers.com

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