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How embracing discipline, drive, and determination can lead you to your best life regardless of the circumstances you are confronted with. Maya Angelou once said, “The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise.” This is true for any endeavor we undertake, especially when we do self-work. Our lives will be shaped by what we want, but our ultimate greatness will be determined by those who we affect. In this episode, we talk to Rael Bricker about his journey from working in South African mines to finding out about health issues to finally finding his true calling - working toward helping others be excellent. To excel is to go beyond the standard, to stand apart or to stand out. Let’s discuss in this episode how you can access your own excellence and challenge your and other’s path to reaching it.
How a simple approach to conflict resolution and hard conversations might allow you to truly be seen, heard, and validated. Because you know, the elephant always comes with a mouse. David Wood, founder of Focus CEO believes in the power of naming things. Specifically, David has created a system that can allow you to identify, describe, simplify, organize and, more importantly, engage with difficult people, conversations and even yourself. These named things, he calls Mice. Naming what's right in front of us gives shape and form to what can be invisible - insult, shame, fear, curiosity, etc. In this episode, David and I discuss how we can better manage our lives, take accountability and be more productive. We review his Mice methodology and roleplay some Mice I have in my life. Naming things, being engaged, and fighting denial is necessary work. Right? Let’s talk about it.
How developing strategic, trusted partnerships can allow you to overcome fear,  take charge and make the right decisions. As entrepreneurs, we all tend to have an obsessive take on our business which can sometimes lead to micromanagement, unilateral decision-making, and a healthy fear of delegation. That’s not the space that we want for ourselves or our companies. In this episode, we speak to attorney Dara Rosenbaum, founding partner at Rosenbaum and Taylor, about developing trusted partnerships. We not only discuss how attorneys can support your business goals and demystify the law for you, but we also cover how to let go of the reins and give some of the responsibility of your business to subject matter experts. It’s hard work to build a mutual, trusting relationship, but vetting and asking the right questions can help establish your expectations and their competence from the start. Let’s discuss how it can be done.
How dedicating just minutes a day to reading can vastly improve your family’s success trajectory. Top CEOs read 60 books a month. Your child reading for 30 minutes a day can critically improve their grade scores. What would happen if you and your family read every day? You would be in line with top CEOs, and your kids would kill it in school. That’s a part of Danny Brassell’s mission. In addition to being a multi-book author, speaker and coach, Danny wants to help parents and students understand the importance of developing strong reading habits and the effect they can have on your lives. This former South Central LA teacher has fought for literacy globally: reaching developing countries and spreading this message throughout the US to get you and your family to read more. In this episode, we talk about his journey, why reading is actually fundamental, and how Danny is doing his part to fight cyberbullying through word choice.
How telling your story can create a path to healing yourself by helping others to heal. Leah M. Forney believes that the power of storytelling is but one of the many tools you can employ to heal, thrive and win. In this episode we discover how one woman overcame multiple sexually violent assaults to thrive and become a celebrated author and filmmaker of her and other women's stories. We discuss Leah’s upcoming film and book, her process in writing and why she has continued to champion the stories of Black women. We discuss motherhood and how our childhood role models shape our initial understanding of the world. It’s an episode not to miss if you want to have a deeper understanding of healing through trauma, storytelling or women’s lived experiences.
One of the greatest strategies to wellness that you can be offered is the opportunity to affordably see the world. Marco Torres wants you to see the world, and to make that happen; he has created a company to facilitate the ability for businesses to provide you travel perks. In this episode, we talk to Marco about his passion for travel and how that informed his business ventures. Starting in Puerto Rico, Marco was determined to be the best at delivering papers as a boy, the best restaurateur as a young adult and now the best entrepreneur. Let's listen to his story, hear about his business and resolve ourselves to travel more. Travel more, in this case means that a business foots part of the bill. As part of my "Wellness Series," we look at mobility through the lens of seeing the world.
How music can directly impact mood, health, fitness, and well-being. It's no secret that music has properties that allow us to tap into frequencies, and wavelengths that catalyze mood, thought, and focus. Did you know that changing how your body recovers from injury is possible based on the music you are exposed to? I didn't, but my guest, Mark Romero is not only a world-renowned musician and frequent collaborator with NASA, he is a killer guitarist. As part of my "Wellness Series," let's explore how music not only frees but how it also heals.
How we relate to others and ourselves can determine our trajectory of success. Know thyself. It's a mandate that so many of us have quoted, yet so few are truly invested in. Why? I believe that knowing yourself is as liberating as it is frightening. That means that many of us are operating in this world with how we think we are being perceived and not infact how people interact with us. That's a problem that we can fix. Enter Dave Molenda. Dave Molenda isn't just an author, coach, and entrepreneur; he is the proponent of self-assessment and using that assessment to move positively through the world. As part of my "Wellness Series," we look at what it takes to know yourself and how that affects the world around you. Let's go!
How spiritual wellness is a cost-free collaborative process of learning, experiencing, and connecting to something that already exists plentifully. Everyone thinks that they have it figured out. You ask most people about spirituality and they will give you their religion and the belief system it prescribes. But what would happen in a world where we all openly discussed our personal experiences with a higher power and all the ways in which that higher power communicates. That's why I'm talking to spiritual coach and shaman Martin Theis about accessing learning from all things. As part of my "Wellness Series," we question if all things are created by a Creator, then we can learn wellness from both oceans and teachers, right? Let's discuss.
How discovering one's true mission and points of fulfillment can not only change individual lives but entire communities of people. We consistently hear that change starts with you. What if we were to embrace that ideal truly? If person by person, we made ourselves better and for a net effect of that, the world became better. That is Stephen Milverton's take on empowerment, change and community. He posits that as each of us journeys toward our purpose, we then can then form villages with others who are accessing their version of purpose. As part of my "Wellness Series," we talk about wellness through growth, enlightenment, community, employment and the danger of cults.
How you can improve your overall health by investing in long standing cures that pre-date Western medicine. Every day there's a new superfood, antioxidant, or berry that can revolutionize your dietary needs and health. For entrepreneurs, leaders and pretty much everyone, we consistently look for the item with the greatest return on investment. We want the cheat code to longevity. But how can we determine the right dosage, herbs and combinations if we are infact engaging with unregulated medicine? That's the talk we are having with Magic Barclay. She is an expert on holistic and organic treatments and tells her own story of recovery from multiple illnesses. As part of my "Wellness Series," we look at how being informed about global methods of healing and nutrition can round out some of the practices we adopt, with Magic Barclay.
How you invest your resources can be the difference between life and death. Bronson isn't only a company founder and investor; he is passionate about his contribution to ending human trafficking and all the atrocities that exist in that ecosystem. So, we not only talk about how to make money and invest soundly but also how access to resources can lower the risk of being trafficked in much of the world. Many instances of someone stolen away to be trafficked in the news play out like it's "Taken," but instead it's often done to impoverished people hoping for a better life. As part of our "Wellness Series," we look at wellness through the lens of financial literacy and equity to discuss these passions of Bronson.
If we learn more from failing than we do from winning, at what point do we truly embrace our wins? In today’s episode we talk to JM Ryerson about mindset, adopting a winning outlook and how that outlook can be tested by loss, life and failure. JM Ryerson is an international speaker, mindset & business coach, author, and host of the Let's Go Win Podcast. We also discuss how to acquire a mindset of abundance. We talk toxic positivity and how it can be weaponized to disempower you and what you can do to reclaim that power. We talk family, relationships and the communal path to winning. This episode is full of storytelling, laughs and insights. It’s a feel good hour that will leave you inspired, examining the effect of the people in your life and thinking about your legacy. Let’s go win!
You can live your best life at any age. Did you know there’s no age limit to finding your purpose and allowing your life experiences to fuel that purpose? Seriously. You can create wealth for yourself and your family at any point in life by aligning yourself with your goals, vision, and best self. That is the philosophy of the podcast and the mission statement of LaQuita Monley. In this episode, you will learn that your future will be shaped by how you evaluate your decisions. If you use your lived-in experience to inform the right choices, you will be happier, healthier, and wealthy into your 50s, 60s, and beyond. That sounds pretty great, doesn’t it? Let’s talk about it.
Give Me Twenty Minutes And Let’s Discover How You Can Be Present For Yourself Now and Not Later. It’s July 4th weekend, what better way to celebrate than to have a conversation around the independence of choosing to be present for yourself. Give yourself the permission to try again today. Whether it’s a project, a new career, a family goal or mission, today is your best guaranteed moment to actualize what will make you happy. Tomorrow may come but as we all know, it’s not guaranteed. Take less than 30 minutes right now to improve your today, your tomorrow, your remaining years. That is true independence. Happy 4th of July weekend.
Tomorrow Will Be Shaped By Empowering Children With Emotional Intelligence And Critical Thinking, Then Letting Them Lead The Way. Nate Turner is a Human Propulsion Engineer. He literally thinks and passionately acts to drive progress. This isn’t just true in his profession but also his personal life. From the viral TEDTalk, ”We Owe Generation Z An Apology Today,” to authoring over seven books, to being a committed father, husband, and friend, Nate thinks, writes, proposes, and produces about what’s next. Looking at much of his published work, the future will be determined by how we engage with young people. In this episode, we talk about innovative education, radical and effective parenting, visualizing your future self, and reconciling your past. The future is black. Happy Father’s Day and Juneteenth.
The Way You Speak With Others Can Have The Greatest Effect On Your Life and Business. You want to learn how to win through communication? Language and communication, both verbal and non-verbal are the source of understanding. It is how others understand us that will oftentimes determine how we form trust, build relationships and ultimately succeed. However, sometimes what we mean does not always have the same meaning for others. People think differently and it can't be helped if one thing has a different meaning to another person. This is where Brenden Kumarasamy comes in. He coaches individuals on how to use language and communication to bridge gaps in thinking, to become more persuasive and to win.
How The Perception of Nigeria Affects The Likelihood Of Getting Outsource and Freelance Work. Olubusayo, also known as Chriswebtech, has been in digital marketing for as long as we have been in the Pandemic. He has witnessed and worked through the rise of NFTs, Discord servers and TikTok Marketing. He also works on the other side of the world. Life in Kwara, Nigeria is one of mixed blessings and hardships. On the one hand, you have a community and a thriving multi-disciplined network of people who hunger to learn, innovate and excel. On the other hand, the global community sees your network as exploitative due to its continued reputation of fraud. Add to that, much of the world is adverse to working with outsourced talent. What’s a guy to do?
From A Place With Little Internet Bandwidth Is Born An Entrepreneur With Great Skill And Ambition. Kamran Ahmed is disciplined, soft-spoken but knowledgeable. Every answer he provides is metered and well thought out. That is his business, being thoughtful. From his hometown of Mansehra, Pakistan, Kamran runs a thriving market research, business proposal and virtual assistant business. He has a grasp of what his clients want and how to get referrals. He also faces frequent power and internet blackouts and language hurdles. This is his story.
You Deserve The Rich And Satisfying Life You May Believe Has Been Taken From You. Loss feels overwhelming. There,  I’ve said it. We also recognize that overwhelming may feel different depending on who you are. That’s where Nesreen comes in as a professional certified in life and grief coaching. She is the owner of Harbor Light Coaching, and she understands grief on a profoundly personal level and as a trained and certified coach. That makes her not only empathic but effective. In this episode, I open up about loss and the effect of grief in my own life, both as an individual and as an entrepreneur. We discuss methods to identify distress in your own life, combat toxic positivity, and how to surround yourself with a network that uplifts, listens, and acts. This is an episode that you don’t want to miss.
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