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“You’re either a Doctor, a Lawyer, or a Failure.” And to avoid confusion, Doctor means one that can write prescriptions. Like many children of middle eastern immigrants to the United States, this is the message that was conveyed to Yoseph Elkaim when he wa growing up.. Yoseph went the lawyer route but soon decided that business was where his heart was. So he found a way to carve out a highly successful career. Along the way he was fortunate enough to work for Leon Panetta, who shared with him 6 secrets to success in life. Yoseph shares those secrets in this episode and so much more. He explains why he loves to be underestimated. How some people crumble when a wall stands between them and the things they want in life. Yoseph breaks down the walls. He recalls the time he was at a client meeting, felt a little strange, then woke up 2 days later in the hospital. When his business partner told Yoseph that he’d had a heart attack, Yoseph’s first question was “did we get the deal?” He was 38 at the time. And he talks about how that moment changed his life. This is a riveting discussion from one of the smartest and most articulate guests I’ve has on this show. And to think I played hard to get when Yoseph first reached out to me to be on Screw the Naysayers! Contact Yoseph: https://www.linkedin.com/in/yosephelkaim/ Please do not hesitate to reach out to me. I’d love to hear your thoughts, comments, and stories, or just make a connection. Email tim@screwthenaysayers.com Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/stnwithtimalison/ Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/screwthenaysayers/ LinkedIn- https://www.linkedin.com/in/tim-alison/ Screw The Naysayers- www.screwthenaysayers.com
At the age of 21 Randy Brown set three goals; become a Div. I assistant, become a Div. I head coach, and coach in the NCAA Final Four. A nail-biting loss in the 2000 Elite Eight to Michigan State kept him from achieving his final goal. 12 NBA players have resulted from Randy’s college coaching, including Steve Kerr, head coach of the Golden State Warriors. That’s not Randy’s story. In 1992 Randy was dragged off the basketball court, not told why, and arrived at the hospital to be told his his 4 year old daughter died suddenly. Six years later a second daughter (also 4) passed in the same way. His Book is called “Rebound Forward” and in it Randy talks about a big question. What do you do in the throes of life changing adversity? He was lost. Didn’t know how to grieve, so he worked longer, drank a bit more (leaning towards comfort and away from grief and family) and without knowing it started a cycle of running from adversity. That path saw him spend 24 months in Federal Prison. Today Randy is a Published author, public speaker, and Mentors Basketball Coaches. Contact Randy: https://www.linkedin.com/in/coachrb/ https://randybrown.coach/about/ Please do not hesitate to reach out to me. I’d love to hear your thoughts, comments, and stories, or just make a connection. Email tim@screwthenaysayers.com Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/stnwithtimalison/ Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/screwthenaysayers/ LinkedIn- https://www.linkedin.com/in/tim-alison/ Screw The Naysayers- www.screwthenaysayers.com
This week I’m calling BS on all the adults who keep telling their kids that they can do anything they want when they grow up. Not because the words are wrong. They’re spot on. The problem is most of these adults are guilty of telling their kids to do as they say, not as they do. Here’s the thing. Kids aren’t stupid. And if the adults around them are part of the 87% of employees in this world who are disengaged from their work, then you can be assured the kids can tell. We’re living in a world full of actors. People that say life is great, when their actions and demeanor say something different. In this episode of Mind Games I talk about lessons I learned from the actions of my Aunt (The first woman to reach the executive floor at Labatt’s Brewery) and my Mom (She graduated 3rd in the 1947 Business and Commerce Class for the University of Toronto. The announcement of her graduation in the local newspaper, noted that she had graduated from Business and Commerce, “a subject usually considered difficult for women.” I grew up surrounded by adult role models who refused to let societal norms determine their career or life trajectory. It’s not something we talked about. It was just there. Parents, if you want your kids to believe in the possibilities, then you’d best start believing too. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me. I’d love to hear your thoughts, comments, and stories, or just make a connection. Email tim@screwthenaysayers.com Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/stnwithtimalison/ Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/screwthenaysayers/ LinkedIn- https://www.linkedin.com/in/tim-alison/ Screw The Naysayers- www.screwthenaysayers.com
Corey Poirier is a multiple-time TEDx, and sought-after Keynote, Speaker. He has spoken on MoMonday’s and PMx stages, has shared the bill with everyone from John C. Maxwell to Deepak Chopra to Stephen MR Covey to General Hillier and has presented to hundreds of thousands of attendees since he began his speaking journey. Host of the top rated ‘Conversations with PASSION’ Radio Show, For The Love Of Speaking Show, and the founder of The Speaking Program, he has been featured in multiple television specials, and he has been featured in/on CBS, CTV, NBC, ABC, and is one of the few leaders featured twice on the popular Entrepreneur on Fire show. A columnist with Entrepreneur and Forbes, he has also interviewed over 4,000 of the world’s top leaders. In this episode Corey: Explains how he went from a failed entrepreneur and afailed stand up comic to the life he lives today as one of the most in demand public speakers in North America Key lessons learned from the more than 4,000 guests he’s interviewed Tells us about his upcoming book Gives real life advice for anyone that is interested in or pursuing a career as a paid speaker Contact Corey: Website: http://thatspeakerguy.com/ Please do not hesitate to reach out to me. I’d love to hear your thoughts, comments, and stories, or just make a connection. Email tim@screwthenaysayers.com Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/stnwithtimalison/ Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/screwthenaysayers/ LinkedIn- https://www.linkedin.com/in/tim-alison/ Screw The Naysayers- www.screwthenaysayers.com
Rich Rowley and his colleagues at the Mind Lab in Auckland, New Zealand are on a mission to revolutionize the way kids are taught. The Mind Lab is part of a unique private/public sector partnership that each year engages with more than 40,000 students (making it, in theory, the largest school in the world).   These elementary school age kids take Mind Lab Classes in topics such as: 3D Design & PrintingAnimationCodingCreativeInnovativeWeb & Graphic DesignElectronic EngineeringScience & EngineeringRoboticsFilm Making But Rich says these topics are just the vehicle. The real goal is to teach 21st century skills. In this episode, Rich talks about the project and why he is so committed to it (hint: he has a school age daughter). He also opens up about his own struggles at school as a student with A.D.H.D. (undiagnosed) and the journey that lead him to one of the world’s most unique and high tech education projects.Along the way, he shares his thoughts on the value of traditional grades, and the future value of University degrees. He doesn’t pull any punches.You can reach Rich: LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/rowleyrich/ Website: https://themindlab.com/ Please do not hesitate to reach out to me. I’d love to connect. Email tim@screwthenaysayers.com Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/stnwithtimalison/ Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/screwthenaysayers/ LinkedIn- https://www.linkedin.com/in/tim-alison/ Screw The Naysayers- www.screwthenaysayers.com
Our world is filled with people telling us they are “Doers,” the kind of person who gets things done. Most of these people believe it is true. You may be one of them. But have you ever taken the time to define what a “doer” is? Some people think it’s all about being busy. Dev Gadhvi used to think that way. The son of a truck driver from a small town in India, Dev was raised to belief that the key to success was hard work. His father instilled this work ethic in Dev at an early age, and in the traditional sense it served him well. Dev started at the bottom and worked his way up the corporate ladder. But something was missing. He found himself waiting for Friday’s knowing the weekend was coming. After thirteen years of doing what he’d been told, Dev decided there had to be more, so he quit his job and started his own business. Today Dev is a best selling author (his book is called 80% Mindset 20%Skills), a TEDx Speaker, and bills himself as India’s 1st and #1 Passionpreneur. How did Dev do it? He realized that being a doer was about more than hard work.  He started by investing time and money in his own personal development. He read vociferously, purchased professional development programs from people like Grant Cardone and Dab Lok, a created a Doer Mindset. In this episode Dev shares with us the things he’s learned on his journey and why he believes anyone can create the life they way.    Contact Dev: Website: https://www.devgadhvi10x.com/about-us   LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/devgadhvi10x/ Please do not hesitate to reach out to me. I’d love to hear your thoughts, comments, and stories, or just make a connection. Email tim@screwthenaysayers.com Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/stnwithtimalison/ Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/screwthenaysayers/ LinkedIn- https://www.linkedin.com/in/tim-alison/ Screw The Naysayers- www.screwthenaysayers.com
Do you remember the first time you went to a funeral? For me it was for my Grandfather. The day before the service we went to the funeral home for the visitation. The family drove right to the front door. The line of people waiting to pay their respects went all the way around the block. Some people waited for more than an hour, just to get into the home. I didn’t understand at the time. My grandpa was a retired small business owner. He sold coal which in those days people used to heat their homes. Hardly a glamorous business. Who were all these people? Why were they here? Then the stories started to flow. Everyone had a memory of my grandpa. But the tears came from people that had worked for him (he kept everyone on during the Great Depression), and from the families he kept warm by giving them free coal to heat their homes. I later learned that he never made any effort to collect for the coal. If people came in he accepted payments, but those that couldn’t, or chose not to, were never embarrassed. After his funeral, I hear a woman say to another, “If Ford Wilson had worked at hard at his business as he did at helping his community, he would’ve been a rich man.” IMHO my grandpa was the richest man I’ve ever met, and it has nothing to do with his success in business. Who is the richest woman or man you know? Please do not hesitate to reach out to me. I’d love to hear your thoughts, comments, and stories, or just make a connection. Email tim@screwthenaysayers.com Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/stnwithtimalison/ Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/screwthenaysayers/ LinkedIn- https://www.linkedin.com/in/tim-alison/ Screw The Naysayers- www.screwthenaysayers.com
During his high school years Quentin Allums used to play music on a street corner to help his mom pay the power bill. Today Quentin Allums is an entrepreneur, LinkedIn video creator,  storyteller, keynote speaker, and a personal branding and content strategist. He and his fellow misfits travel the world creating compelling, visual stories that create an emotional connection between their corporate clients and their target audience. Known for his distinctive all black wardrobe, “Q” as he is affectionately known is inspiring creative souls around the globe to pursue their dreams. With a reach of over 1 million monthly video views (and growing), Quentin is emerging as one of the top influencers of his generation. How did this self described social misfit do it? “Q” explains how he did it in this 3 minute mini episode. If you like what Q has to say check out Episode 24 Quentin Allums You can reach Quentin: LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/tagjustq/ Please do not hesitate to reach out to me. I’d love to connect. Email tim@screwthenaysayers.com Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/stnwithtimalison/ Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/screwthenaysayers/ LinkedIn- https://www.linkedin.com/in/tim-alison/ Screw The Naysayers- www.screwthenaysayers.com
You need to pass an introductory language test in Japanese (a language you don’t know), and you have two weeks to prepare! That’s the situation a young Adrian Shepherd found himself in. He was scheduled to do a spring term in Japan, but without notice the prerequisite language requirements were changed. Most people would have given up. Adrian hired a tutor, went down to the language department at his University, ignored the professor who told him he would never be able to do it in time, and easily passed the entrance exam in Japan. As fate would have it, Adrian fell in love with Japan (and his future wife), and is now a best-selling author, Asia’s #1 Time Management Expert and the creator of the One-Bite Time Management System. In this episode Adrian we talk about:: His near death experience when a Tsunami hit without warning, and he shares with us the impact it had on his mindset. His progression from an English teacher in Japan, to a Franchise owner, Multi-Level Marketer and then, How he became a self-taught time management expert by reading and then applying his experience as a teacher to simplify things The value of teaching our children about respect, discipline, and letting them learn that hard work pays off Contact Adrian: Website: https://adrianshepherd.com/   LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/isucceedbook/ Please do not hesitate to reach out to me. I’d love to hear your thoughts, comments, and stories, or just make a connection. Email tim@screwthenaysayers.com Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/stnwithtimalison/ Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/screwthenaysayers/ LinkedIn- https://www.linkedin.com/in/tim-alison/ Screw The Naysayers- www.screwthenaysayers.com
Beginning in 1880, the Government of Canada removed Indigenous children, beginning at the age of 4, and forced them into residential schools. Believe it or not, this practice carried on for 100 years! In some families five generations of children were separated from their families, in what Macleans Magazine called “a flat-out mission of assimilation into white society.” https://www.macleans.ca/society/why-our-kids-need-to-learn-about-residential-schools/ I consider myself to be socially aware and educated. I mean I do have a degree in History from the University of Toronto. Canada’s largest and one of the most respected universities in the country. How is it possible that I didn’t know about this until very recently. It’s impossible to believe, but it is true. Finding a path to reconciliation between an indigenous community that has been so badly wronged, and the broader Canadian population, including a growing number of immigrants, is a seemingly impossible task. Not for Sandi Boucher. Sandi talks about the importance of everyone understanding the social lens we use to view the world, and is on a mission to educate people on boths sides of the equation and help them contribute to and find reconciliation.   Sandi Boucher is an indigenous Engagement & Empowerment Facilitator at SandiBoucher.com. Sandi is an internationally recognized and much-loved speaker, thought leader, television host, seminar facilitator and best-selling author who has dedicated most of her life to Indigenous inclusion, empowerment, and engagement. Now her "puzzle pieces" have come together in "The PATH", Sandi's newest book that outlines the path Indigenous and non-Indigenous must take to get us to and through reconciliation.Named both the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce Business Person of the Year and the Nishnawbe Aski Development Fund Business Woman of the Year in 2016, Sandi is committed to her audiences, leaving an impression wherever she speaks. You can reach Sandi: LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/sandiboucher/ Website: https://sandiboucher.com/ Please do not hesitate to reach out to me. I’d love to connect. Email tim@screwthenaysayers.com Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/stnwithtimalison/ Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/screwthenaysayers/ LinkedIn- https://www.linkedin.com/in/tim-alison/ Screw The Naysayers- www.screwthenaysayers.com
Gallup reports that a staggering 87% of employees worldwide are not engaged. Of those, 17% are actively disengaged (translation- these employees are deliberately trying to sabotage the company they work for). For Dave Clare, this is evidence that leadership around the globe is in crisis mode, or as he puts it, leadership is broken. In a world where the only certainty is uncertainty organizational structures are under attack. There's a lack of trust in corporations and big shot CEO's and old hierarchies are being challenged with the changing nature of work. Dave says the answer is simple (not easy). Dave argues that a shift from a business model to a model business is not only desired, but required to ensure longevity. Business is a long-game. Building an invincible culture that unleashes creativity and innovation is paramount for continued success. Leaders I work with understand that they are responsible to create more leaders, not followers.  Dave Clare is a leadership coach, public speaker and the author of Simplified: Leadership Is Simple. You Lead People. Dave gave up a hard earned 6 figure corporate income to chase his goal of creating and inspiring 90 million purpose-driven leaders. He wrote a book that calls BS on the leadership industry and says we have over-complicated things and are wasting billions on leadership training that is outdated. Contact Dave: Website: https://www.daveclare.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/prophetforpurpose/ Please do not hesitate to reach out to me. I’d love to hear your thoughts, comments, and stories, or just make a connection. Email tim@screwthenaysayers.com Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/stnwithtimalison/ Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/screwthenaysayers/ LinkedIn- https://www.linkedin.com/in/tim-alison/ Screw The Naysayers- www.screwthenaysayers.com
How do you define success? As a teenager or young adult, how many people asked you that question? My guess is not many. There is a reason for that. In a society that values conformity, the definition of success has already been given to us. Get an education, get a job, start at the bottom, work your way up, accumulate assets (house, car, etc.), or some version of that. It’s all about personal achievements. The speed at which you achieve these milestones is the measure of your success. It’s important that we buy into this concept. Can you imagine the chaos that would emerge if we encouraged every child to create their own definition of success? If we stressed, from an early age, that you, and only you, get to decide what is important to you. The logical next step is to build your life around those things. Listen in as I tell you how to do that in this short clip. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me. I’d love to hear your thoughts, comments, and stories, or just make a connection. Email tim@screwthenaysayers.com Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/stnwithtimalison/ Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/screwthenaysayers/ LinkedIn- https://www.linkedin.com/in/tim-alison/ Screw The Naysayers- www.screwthenaysayers.com
After a decade+ experience in the non-profit world and hitting the CIO level, Estie Rand voluntarily left her job.  Internal politics had turned her workplace experience toxic. Quitting was not easy since she was the main supporter of her growing family. Her job search got off to a rocky start when she told an experienced head-hunter that her dream was to work as a small business consultant. This “professional” laughed and told Estie she needed another 20 years business experience and that no one would ever take her seriously. Luckily for her 427 clients (and growing), Estie didn’t let that uninformed opinion discourage her. In this episode Estie talks about the path she took to transition into a full time entrepreneur and explains why: Marketing is a lot like going on a first date Client education often comes before client acquisition Why she listens first and speaks third (she listens 2nd a well) Taking a strategic approach to online branding and marketing is so important. Estie has a down to earth communication style, and an obvious passion for helping her fellow entrepreneurs. Contact Estie: https://www.estierand.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/estierand/ Website: www.mattcubbler.com   Please do not hesitate to reach out to me. I’d love to hear your thoughts, comments, and stories, or just make a connection. Email tim@screwthenaysayers.com Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/stnwithtimalison/ Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/screwthenaysayers/ LinkedIn- https://www.linkedin.com/in/tim-alison/ Screw The Naysayers- www.screwthenaysayers.com
Fraser Cameron is an Epic Dad. That’s wasn’t always the case. The wake up call came for Fraser when his son Will met him at the gate one evening, and said “Dad why are you always so grumpy?” That jolting moment was the wake up call Fraser needed to make big changes. He quit his job, and embarked upon his journey to become an epic dad and to make a massive impact. You see Fraser believes that you can have it all. He says there is no such thing as work-life balance. It’s all about integration and getting simple and specific about the things you really want in live. For the parents out there, he also reminds us that time with our children is finite, especially when they are at an age when we can influence them and prepare them for the future. This short clip will inspire and challenge. By the way, Fraser tells us that an #EPICDAD is a dad that creates choice and opportunity at home, work and play. Making a massive impact along the way. It’s about creating time, freedom and fulfilment. Its about being an amazing father, husband, colleague and man! Truly having it all. When we do this, we show our kids how to create new possible. You can connect with Fraser on LinkedIn Please do not hesitate to reach out to me. I’d love to connect. Email tim@screwthenaysayers.com Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/stnwithtimalison/ Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/screwthenaysayers/ LinkedIn- https://www.linkedin.com/in/tim-alison/ Screw The Naysayers- www.screwthenaysayers.com
The myth that winners never quit is an oft repeated and harmful falsehood that is responsible for so much pain. If you don’t believe me, ask Seth Godin. In 2007 he wrote a book called “The Dip” that in his words, teaches you when to quit. He goes on to explain that winners quit all the time. He was right then, and he’s right today. So why has the concept that quitting is bad become ingrained into the belief systems of so many people, and why should you care? It gets there because we hear stories of successful people, often entrepreneurs or celebrities, who achieved their goal through sheer perseverance. Or so it seems. So when we’re having a tough go of it, it’s easy to tell ourselves that all we have to do is put our head down, keep doing what we’ve been doing, and wait for things to get better. This is a dangerous belief system because it flies in the face of common sense. Persisting in doing the same thing can take us closer to or further away from the things we want. We have to learn to distinguish between the goals that we’re chasing, and the path that we’re taking to get there. So how do you do that? Well first of all it's helpful to know why you believe that persistence is the right approach. So I share with you 3 reasons why many of us are in denial. And I also give you five key questions you can ask yourself if a part of you is questioning the path your on. Name one time when quitting something was the right thing to do? Please do not hesitate to reach out to me. I’d love to hear your thoughts, comments, and stories, or just make a connection. Email tim@screwthenaysayers.com Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/stnwithtimalison/ Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/screwthenaysayers/ LinkedIn- https://www.linkedin.com/in/tim-alison/ Screw The Naysayers- www.screwthenaysayers.com   Full episode at: iTunes: https://apple.co/2LkWSPV Screw the Naysayers Episode Page: https://screwthenaysayers.com/Mind-Games-3 Google Play Music: https://bit.ly/2NBgqMv Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2MF5T6g Stitcher: https://bit.ly/2uYCsRC Podbean: https://screwthenaysayers.podbean.com/e/Tim-Alison-Mind-Games-3/
Growing up Matt Cubbler’s purpose was clear. His job was to protect his “mentally retarded” brother (that was the term in use at that time for a child with autism). When Matt was 18 his brother died in a car accident. It was as if a part of Matt also died that day. He went on to serve his country with honor (he was highly decorated), in 2001, following 9/11 Matt was one of the select few who were selected to be an Air Marshall. Even the birth of his daughter did not save Matt. He knew he would protect and care for her, but he still felt broken. After the birth of his son, his grandmother handed Matt a homemade quilt made from some of his brother’s clothes. She kept them for 13 years before deciding the time was right. On that day Matt began to rediscover his purpose. That very night he went down into his office and wrote a 26,000 word book as a tribute to his brother. He published the book and donated proceeds to the special needs school his brother had attended. Bad knees and all he ran across the state (3 consecutive marathons) and raised another $25,000. He opened a fitness facility to work with people with neurological diseases. And now Matt has decided he knows how to change the mindset of an entire generation of children. Based upon his past track record I wouldn't bet against him. Contact Matt: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattcubbler/ Website: www.mattcubbler.com   Please do not hesitate to reach out to me. I’d love to hear your thoughts, comments, and stories, or just make a connection. Email tim@screwthenaysayers.com Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/stnwithtimalison/ Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/screwthenaysayers/ LinkedIn- https://www.linkedin.com/in/tim-alison/ Screw The Naysayers- www.screwthenaysayers.com   Full episode at:   iTunes: https://apple.co/2LkWSPV Screw the Naysayers Episode Page: https://screwthenaysayers.com/ Google Play Music: https://bit.ly/2NBgqMv Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2MF5T6g Stitcher: https://bit.ly/2uYCsRC Podbean: https://screwthenaysayers.podbean.com/e/67-Matt-Cubbler/
When word got out that 22 year old Rachel Chang had quit her job as an architect, a former classmate called her in tears saying, “If you can’t make it, what chance do the rest of us have.” In Rachel’s words, she had always been held to a very high standard. People outside of her firm thought she was leaving the profession because she couldn’t handle it. Her boss knew better. He knew Rachel would be quitting even before she did. Make no mistake here. Rachel was very good at her job. It was just obvious to everyone around her that she was not cut out to be stuck behind a desk. As her boss put it, “if you’re this good at a job you hate, then I can’t wait to see what you’ll do when you find something you’re passionate about.” For Rachel the hardest part about quitting were the mental blocks. The fear that she was going to disappoint so many people if she changed careers, or she was going to disappoint her parents, or that she would never find something that she was this good at again.   These fears held her back, until one day she realized she was ready to take back control of her own life. Are you living your life, or one that you fell into by chasing other people’s dreams? You can connect with Rachel on LinkedIn Please do not hesitate to reach out to me. I’d love to connect. Email tim@screwthenaysayers.com Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/stnwithtimalison/ Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/screwthenaysayers/ LinkedIn- https://www.linkedin.com/in/tim-alison/ Screw The Naysayers- www.screwthenaysayers.com
Would you step into the ring with Rocky Balboa (a young Sylvester Stallone to anyone that hasn’t seen the Rocky Movies)? If I had a choice in the matter, I know I wouldn’t. And I bet you wouldn’t either, unless you’re a UFC fighter or professional boxer. But sometimes life doesn’t let us decide what battles we have to fight. Take Zaheen Nanji for example. At the age of fifteen she left her parents behind in Kenya and moved to Canada. She brought with her a stuttering problem that started at age seven. At university Zaheen tried keeping it secret by dodging class activities that would reveal my repetitive sounds, drawn out syllables, and pained silences. But failing college wasn’t an option, so Zaheen decided to get speech therapy. No change. Finally her therapist told Zaheen that she has two choices. Stay where she was in life or use the resources she’d been given to face her fear...and practice doing life differently.So she practiced asking strangers the time even if she knew it. She ordered food with her broken words - not by pointing at the menu. Today Zaheen  is a professional speaker, entrepreneur, and a breast cancer survivor. She is also the author of the Amazon Best Seller “The Resiliency Reflex.”. In this episode Zaheen explains: That resilience is not an inherent trait - it’s an earned one. How she overcame a speech impediment to become a public speaker Why asking for help is not a weakness How she drew on her inner strength to battle breast cancer The importance of using language of intent The Seven Universal Cycles of Change Four questions you should ask to help you overcome fear Contact Zaheen LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/zaheennanji/ Website: www.zaheennanji.com Please do not hesitate to reach out to me. I’d love to hear your thoughts, comments, and stories, or just make a connection. Email tim@screwthenaysayers.com Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/stnwithtimalison/ Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/screwthenaysayers/ LinkedIn- https://www.linkedin.com/in/tim-alison/ Screw The Naysayers- www.screwthenaysayers.com
“I think I’d be a great fit for your show.” These are meaningful words for a podcast host, but not in the way you might think. For me it’s a bit like waving a red flag in front of my face. You’ll have my attention, but you better be prepared to tell me why, in a short concise statement. Sadly most often people that lead with this claim can rarely walk the talk! My guest on today’s show is Corey Poirier, otherwise known as That Speaker Guy. Corey is a busy guy. He is a much in demand public speaker who gives keynote addresses at events around the globe. He is also a best selling author, creator of the Speaking Program where he helps people learn how to tell their stories on stage, and the host of For The Love of Speaking Podcast. Each week Corey gets between 20-40 unsolicited requests to be on his podcast. Here at the Screw the Naysayers Podcast I get 10+ each week. The good news is we want to say yes. The bad news is there are only so many slots we can fill, and like any podcast host we’re looking for specific things. In this mini episode Corey and I talk about the do’s and don'ts of pitching yourself to be a guest on a podcast (or any other new media show).   Contact Corey at: Website: thatspeakerguy.com Please do not hesitate to reach out to me. I’d love to hear your thoughts, comments, and stories, or just make a connection. Email tim@screwthenaysayers.com Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/stnwithtimalison/ Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/screwthenaysayers/ LinkedIn- https://www.linkedin.com/in/tim-alison/ Screw The Naysayers- www.screwthenaysayers.com
What have we done to our children? And why do we human’s keep doing the same thing over and over somehow expecting a different result? (I’d credit Einstein but it turns out he never said this). These were the first thoughts that went through my head when I was talking to Sina Fak. The answer to the first question is we’ve done to our children what our parents did to us. They put us into boxes (schools), told us to memories textbooks, and most of all to follow rules.The outcome was predictable. As young adults most of us didn’t have the slightest idea of what really mattered to us. So we ended up making decisions without any direction, attaching ourselves to outcomes that we’d been told were important, only to end up feeling empty, confused, and frustrated.   For some of us things changed when we were shaken by an infrastructure rattling event like a heart attack, a divorce, or the death of a loved one. Sadly many others will go through life suffering through dull pains without ever addressing them. Sina Fak is on a mission to help those people, and in June 2017, he became a partner at The Passion Centre. Founded by Kira Day, The Passion Centre a is a social venture that focuses on self-discovery and personal intelligence models as the foundation for driving participant personal and/or professional ventures forward. In this episode Sina drills down on processes you can use to figure out who you are and what you want.   Contact Sina LinkedIn:Sina Fak Website: https://thepassioncentre.com/ Please do not hesitate to reach out to me. I’d love to hear your thoughts, comments, and stories, or just make a connection. Email tim@screwthenaysayers.com Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/stnwithtimalison/ Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/screwthenaysayers/ LinkedIn- https://www.linkedin.com/in/tim-alison/ Screw The Naysayers- www.screwthenaysayers.com
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