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Navigating the Transitions of Ideas and Dreams with Michael Woodward

Navigating the Transitions of Ideas and Dreams with Michael Woodward

Update: 2018-12-21
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Have you ever been stuck in the transition of the past and the future? The life you are living now no longer fulfills your created purpose. You see the next dream and idea, but you don't know how to navigate the transition. Having one foot in the past and one in the future is a difficult tension to reconcile. Both the old life and the new dream suffer and neither flourish. So how do you make the pivot from the past and into the future?


In today's episode we chat about navigating the transition. Along the way I share some stories from our own journey. While the episode might not give you the answers to your specific journey, it will help you have some strategies to face the future while addressing the past.


Today's episode is sponsored by: OpportunityInChina.com and Flocksy

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Many people choose to celebrate their golden years by kicking back relaxing and sailing into the sunset. What if your golden years where your most impactful years? What if your wisdom and knowledge could change culture and society with answers that bring real change? Ilana Landsberg-Lewis is doing just that by challenging grandmothers to become 'Grandmothers on the move'! In today's episode we chat about:Building missions of compassion without agendaFinding your voiceBecoming a human megaphoneCreating global movementsThe women's movementMoving past conflictSeeing and creating the long viewHuman RightsEpisode SegmentsSegment One - 1:18 minutesSegment Two - 20:18 minutesRapid Fire Questions - 56:01 minutesMore about Ilana Landsberg-LewisIlana Landsberg-Lewis has spent her entire adult life engaged in the struggle for the rights of women and girls. From her early days as a human rights and labor lawyer to her years at the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), Ilana has worked with women’s groups around the world, and has learned that no amount of so-called expertise can replace that of women at the frontlines of their own struggle for justice.Ilana has been the executive director of the Stephen Lewis Foundation since she co-founded it in 2003 – a charitable foundation that has sent over 100 million dollars (every penny raised) to sub-Saharan Africa, to community-based organizations at the frontlines of the AIDS pandemic.She launched the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign in 2006, and it has since grown into a social movement – with over 10,000+ grandmothers in Canada, Australia, the U.K. and the U.S. to support African grandmothers raising millions of orphaned grandchildren. The G2G Campaign has raised over $27 million dollars in the last decade, and Ilana has been deeply grateful to learn from indomitable grandmothers the world over. Website: https://ilanalandsberglewis.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/grandmothersonthemove/This episode was sponsored byOpportunityInChina.comFlocksy
The Superpower of Thankfulness with Michael Woodward
I want to wish you a very happy Thanksgiving week. Many of you have already celebrated with a big turkey, spent time with friends and family, hit the stores and dropped money shopping in the madness of Black Friday, watched your favorite college or pro team play football. We took a moment to be thankful and we are off to the next think. Now we are fully into the holiday season and have past Halloween and Thanksgiving and into our march towards Christmas and New Years we begin to reflect on the past year and look to the future. I want to challenge you to get a leap on 2019 and slow down now. Often we jump into the next year with our bucket list items, our new dreams, the ideas that we will concur but we never come up with a plan to get there. Starting with gratitude and thankfulness is an incredible superpower to propel us into the future we want to create. It’s easy to be thankful when things going well or when life is great, but what happens when things seem grey, bleak, or in ruins. How can you be thankful then? Two of my favorite movies of all time are Holiday Inn and White Christmas…and strangely they talk about this very topic in both movies through their incredible songs. In Holiday Inn Bing Crosby sing’s Irving Berlin’s song ‘I’ve got plenty to be thankful for’. If you don’t know the lyrics, here you go:I've got plenty to be thankful for (Irving Berlin / Bing Crosby : Holiday Inn)I've got plenty to be thankful forI haven't got a great big yachtTo sail from shore to shoreStill I've got plenty to be thankful forI've got plenty to be thankful forNo private car, no caviarNo carpet on my floorStill I've got plenty to be thankful forI've got eyes to see withEars to hear withArms to hug withLips to kiss withSomeone to adoreHow could anybody ask for more?My needs are small, I buy 'em allAt the five and ten cent storeOh, I've got plenty to be thankful forI've got eyes to see withEars to hear withArms to hug withLips to kiss withSomeone to adoreHow could anybody ask for more?My needs are small, I buy 'em allAt the five and ten cent storeOh, I've got plenty to be thankful forAnd in White Christmas Bing Crosby sing’s another of Berlin’s amazing songs… Count your blessings….Count your blessings (Irving Berlin / Bing Crosby : White Christmas)When I'm worried and I can't sleepI count my blessings instead of sheepAnd I fall asleep counting my blessingsWhen my bankroll is getting smallI think of when I had none at allAnd I fall asleep counting my blessingsI think about a nursery and I picture curly headsAnd one by one I count them as they slumber in their bedsSo if you're worried and you can't sleepCount your blessings instead of sheepAnd you'll fall asleep counting your blessingsI know for me the past year has been one of many big victories. It’s been an incredible year of growth for the podcast, I was named an ‘Icon of Influence’ in the podcast space by New Media Summit, our podcast hit number one on iTunes business charts. We’ve also met and become friends so so many incredible people who where guest or connected with us because of the podcast. Beyond the podcast it’s been a hard year in many ways. Transitioning and building a new business can be hard and that is exactly what we’ve been doing with closing down Woodward Design Group, the web agency that I own, and going all in with the new stuff we are doing at jumbleThink. It’s a journey of faith and at times exciting and at other times filled with fear. I know it’s not just me. I can think of many people who have really rough year struggling through financial issues, health, depression over politics, and recently loosing all they had in recent fires. It’s been a great year for many but a rough year for so many others.So how do you stay thankful in seasons of turmoil, disappointment, and devastation? Here are some of the ways that I navigate those seasons of life.Look back at what has been great. Find things that I can be thankful for even in dark seasons.Look for a better futureCelebrate with othersFind small things to be thankful for and celebrate those.Being thankful in difficult seasons can be hard, but it will help motivate you towards the future. Thankfulness has been scientifically proven to be beneficial in life in many way.Opens doors to more relationshipsImproves physical healthImproves psychological healthEnhances empathy and reduces aggressionHelps you sleep betterImproves self-esteemIncreases mental strength Thankfulness is a superpower. I know it can be hard to keep positive and thankful when things get rough, but it will be worth it. So take a moment today and be thankful. Small changes in gratitude will go a long way in your journey of creating your dreams and ideas. Make the choice to stop and reflect. It’s good for you. Episode SponsorsOpportunity in China: https://opportunityinchina.com/Flocksy: https://flocksy.com/
Learning to Pivot Your Business with Adam Capes
Evolving and growing a business can be challenging and difficult to do. Learning to pivot your business is critical for the long term success of your entrepreneurial journey. So how do you pivot your business? Today on the podcast Adam Capes shares his story to pivoting his businesses to build long term success on his journey. We also discuss:-The importance of business partners-Celebrating and growing from the failures in business-Creating a new model for business and charity -Doing good-Making business decisions while giving back-Finding your motivation-Cultivating relationships in businessSegment 1: 1:10 minutesSegment 2: 24:07 minutesRapid Fire Questions: 41:18 minutesRecommended Reading: Start with WhyAdam has always had longstanding passions for entrepreneurship, travel and philanthropy.Prior to co-founding G2G Collection and The Giving Plan Foundation, Adam graduated from Cornell University and launched Jezebel Magazine when he was just 23 years old, one of the fastest growing city publications in the country, which he sold in 2003.As one of the earliest members of Private Escapes, a destination club, Adam identified two problems inside the first-generation business models – availability and financial security. This led him to co-found Equity Estates in 2006, the most successful Luxury Residence Fund in the country, raising over $60 Million and building a world-class portfolio of vacation homes that is still around and thriving today.In 2012, Adam combined his passion for philanthropy with his entrepreneurial drive to start his first social enterprise, Getaway2Give (G2G), which is one of the fastest growing social enterprises in the country. It has also raised over $12 Million for charities and is positioned to be a game changer for charitable fundraising in the U.S.Website: https://www.getaway2give.net/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/adam-capes-0515732/Todays Episode is Sponsored by:Opportunity in China: https://opportunityinchina.com/Flocksy: https://flocksy.com/
How to build a lifestyle of Entrepreneurship with Stephen Little
Entrepreneurship is an interesting journey. It's filled with highs and lows. For many entrepreneurs they end up giving up along the way. What does it look like to create a sustainable journey of entrepreneurship? Stephen Little has lived a life of entrepreneurship and started his first business at 15. In today's episode he shares how building your businesses around the end game is critical to their success, however it's even better to know the life you want to create so you can remember why you started.In the episode we discuss:A life of entrepreneurshipM&A versus InvestingCreating your exit strategyKnowing your business's true valuePhilanthropyBuilding businesses that do goodCreating businesses of impactInvesting in growth valueRecommended ReadingThe Surrender Experiment Play BiggerEpisode SponsorsOpportunity in ChinaFlocksy About Steve LittleSerial entrepreneur, investor, philanthropist and M&A expert, Stephan Little generates accelerated value growth and very high exit multiples for his clients. He sold his first company at age 15 for a significant 6-figure sum and since has led 6 of his own successful startups to private acquisitions of over $100 million each, and provided explosive growth and lucrative exitsat 8-12X multiples for many dozens more – with top tier Silicon Valley venture firms and now with Zero Limits Ventures. As Founder and Managing Partner of Zero Limits Ventures Steve and his team spot unique opportunities for valuation growth where others don't, whether triple bottom line "evolved enterprise" models, social engagement strategies or other vehicles beyond revenue and earnings growth. Known as "The Activator", Steve has mentored hundreds of executives and entrepreneurs, helping clients overcome complex challenges and assure peak performance and conscious leadership to generate astounding financial returns. Steve has raised more than $1B in startup and growth funding for 11 different businesses.Steve is also a 4-time champion body-builder and power-lifter, an accomplished musician, and a dedicated and loving father to two amazing and talented daughters.As a purpose driven entrepreneur who recognizes how blessed his life is, Steve is committed to address the needs or a broad range of vital initiatives giving generously to:Support Younglife Africa and the daily care needs of hundreds of children and orphans in Malawi Africa.Support The Pachamama Alliance permanent protection of the sacred headwaters of the Amazon rain forest.Support the BVI Art Reef Project and the creation of a new underwater coral reefs in the US and British Virgin IslandsAssist Oceans Unite with the extensive global ocean cleanup initiatives around the wordSupport Beneath The Waves and the preservation of shark species in the US and British Virgin IslandsSupport for Virgin Unite, the non-profit foundation created to unite people and entrepreneurial ideas to create opportunities for a better world.
The World of Paid Speaking with Thom Singer
What does it take to speak at a professional level? Thom Singer's journey into public speaking was a leap of faith into the unknown. Now he is a well respected speaker sharing on 'The Paradox of Potential'. In the episode we discuss:-Embracing the journey ahead-How to become a Professional Speaker-The Art of Giving Small and his TedX Talk-Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do-Podcasting-Pivoting careersTedX Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sIL_4zOzG8Website: http://thomsinger.com/Recommended Reading: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective PeopleToday's episode is sponsored by Opportunity in China: https://opportunityinchina.com/Flocksy: https://flocksy.com/After a successful career in sales and marketing, Thom Singer became a growth leadership speaker in 2009. A decade later he has brought his high energy presentations and action-oriented content to over 750 audiences. Thom knows that as the speaker or master of ceremonies he has a responsibility to set the tone for a strong conference attendee experience. Known as "The Conference Catalyst" he creates an atmosphere of fun and interaction that lasts beyond his presentation.Thom earned his Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) in 2014 and is committed to the business of meetings. He is the author of 12 books and is the host of the popular "Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do" podcast. On his show he has interviewed over 350 entrepreneurs, solopreneurs, business leaders and others with a focus on discovering how the most successful people get farther across the gap between potential and results.
Creating Super Fans with Viv Conway and Tash Meys
What does it take to create your own super fans? Viv Conway and Tash Meys found their super fans by Acing the Gram...Instagram. Not only have they built their own following on Instagram but they now help others connect with their super fans too. They have taken their side hustle and made it into a leading Instagram Marketing Company, Ace The Gram.In today's episode we chat about:EntrepreneurshipInstagramBuilding Influencer CampaignsTurning a side hustle into a full-time business.Social media marketingBuilding an audience on social mediaThe Millennial GenerationGetting business leads through InstagramRecommended ReadingAwaken the Giant Within by Tony RobbinsThe Big LeapYou Were Born RichTwo millennials on a mission to help everyone reap the infinite benefits of nailing Instagram... that’s Viv Conway and Tash Meys. Viv and Tash have cracked the code of influencer marketing through social media, becoming powerful voices on Instagram through their side hustle.Viv and Tash focus on all things Instagram, including influencer marketing, giveaways and how to use Instagram to drive traffic to your website/product. The pair have over 200k net followers on their personal Instagram's and have worked with clients from 70 followers to 1.9 million followers across Australia, the USA, and New Zealand.Website: http://acethegram.com/jumbleAce The Gram Podcast: https://www.acethegram.com/podcast/Today's episode is sponsored by Opportunity in China
Finding Your Focus with Michael Woodward
Today on the podcast we are talking about focus. If you are chasing big ideas and dreams you need focus (some would even say Hyper Focus). As an entrepreneur you need focus. I don’t know about you, but it seems that everyday the noise of life gets louder and clarity, true focus, is harder to find. We live in an age to 24/7 news with the cable news networks, constant connection the internet and through our social channels. Our lives are dictated by texts, immediate connection by phone, constant feeds of data about our friends on social networks, the latest on our favorite celebrity or tv show…and so much more.  When I was a kid back in the 80s and 90s life was different… I know, I know I just said when ‘I was a kid’. But things have radically changed. Back then we played outside, got bored, watched network news or Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune. If we played sports it was one or two days a week (not every day, all weekend). We were more connected in an intimate way… but now things are different, the demands are different. Maybe we were just naive, but I think it’s a deep change in our society.All this noise, these responsibilities, expectations pull is in a million directions. It clutters our thinking, tells us what to think, how we measure up (or don’t), and keeps us running at a pace that makes life impossible. We have lost our focus, lost our moral compass, lost our voice…all because we have let the noise dictate our every move.Do you feel it? Do you see it too? I know for me it makes me feel like we live in an impossible world. It’s overwhelming. But what happens when we lock this noise out and start to focus? What happens when we choose to live on our terms, create a new way, and make what’s impossible…possible?  That’s why we are talking about focus. So what is focus? Mirriam-Webster defines is like this:a center of activity, attraction, or attentiona point of concentration, to cause to be concentrateddirected attention, to bring into focusa state or condition permitting clear perception or understandingadjustment for distinct visionyour focal lengtha point at which rays (as of light, heat, or sound) converge or from which they diverge or appear to divergea point of convergence of a beam of particlesthe place of origin of an earthquake or moonquake Focus is massively important to the journey of making dreams and ideas become reality. The only way to get focus is to be intentional. It can be hard to do. It will cost you something, but it will be worth it if you really believe in what you are doing and creating. So what are some steps you can take to find more focus?Turn off the noise - It’s time to turn off the devices, stop watching the TV, checking the news every 2 minutes, spending hours on your social channels. It’s time to untether from the distraction and find your voice, your ideas, your path forward. It’s not bad to be informed and entertained but many of us our finding that it’s also stealing our life by stealing our time. Not only do you find more clarity, but you will find more time simply by disconnecting from the noise.Be selective in who and what you connect with. Many of the messages today are stealing our own identities and beliefs from us. Many of these messages and people are well intentioned (some are not) but if they aren’t building you up and encouraging you to push into your dreams they actually start to steal from you. You are what you consume. Is what you are consuming encouraging you, causing you to grow, driving you to your dreams and destiny?Nerd out - When you focus you geek out on what you are doing and learning. It might drive others crazy, but it will drive you to making things happen. When you focus on the task at hand and ‘go down the rabbit hole’ it will cause you to learn.  Consume as much as you can about the topic. Have fun and experiment. You will grow. You will see new ideas, paths forward, and begin to realize those dreams.Be selective in what you do - There are millions of organization, programs, activities you can do. Many of them you might even love, but you need to sacrifice being busy doing things with choosing to do the ‘right’ things moving your dreams and ideas forward. Focus is a choice and sometimes the choice is hard to do. Focus on the ideas and doing things that more those dreams and ideas forward.Take time to be with the ideas instead of doing. Often we believe that we need to do. In that process we don’t stop to reflect. Slow down so that you can learn from your focus. Reflect, learn, evolve the dreams and ideas…and keep moving forward.Ultimately living a life of focus is your choice. The world around you typically will keep you from your destiny. It will not encourage your dreams and ideas. It will give you someone else to listen too, clutter your life with busyness, steal from your dreams and ideas. You have to chose to be focused to move forward and make your dreams and ideas a reality.  Today's podcast is sponsored by Opportunity in China: https://opportunityinchina.com/
From Hollywood to Luthier with Mark Geiger
Mark Geiger has spent years building things from Hollywood sets to custom guitars. He decided to leave his job at Paramount and start building guitars full time as a custom guitar maker (Luthier). Along the way he found a passion to teach others how to master the craft of guitar making too. In today's episode we chat about:Building a career as a LuthierWorking in HollywoodInnovation and invention in the music industryThe importance of collaboration with your customersBecoming a society that 'Builds Again'Why problem solving is a skill you can use everywhereMark Geiger built his first guitar in 1975 in lieu of the Les Paul he couldn't afford. The outcome wasn't too bad and he got his first order from a local guitarist shortly after. He has been building electric and acoustic instruments ever since.  After a long run as a foreman in set construction for Paramount Pictures, he decided to pursue lutherie as more than a hobby and set up shop. He couldn't think of a better job than building guitars. For him it has everything: It has to be engineered to withstand hundreds of pounds of pressure from the constant tension of strings and the rigors of playing. It has to be beautiful, not just in decoration, but in proportion and execution. Most important of all, it has to sound rich, vibrant, and possess the soul and personality of both its maker and its new owner.Mark believes that no factory can accomplish what happens between the builder and the player. It is that marriage that creates something unique, and personal. Through both modern and old world construction methods, Mark is constantly striving to build instruments of exceptional playability and sound. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GeigerGuitars/Today's episode has been sponsored by Opportunity in China: https://opportunityinchina.com/
Faith and Business with Joseph Warren
Have you ever felt like you are hiding your ‘real’ self? Maybe you feel like you need to segment your life to give people what they want.Many of us hide authentic selfs, our faith, our family, and segment ourselves into the persona for the situation. Joseph Warren and I discuss why we need to be more transparent and how faith needs to be a foundation of our business.In today's episode Joseph shares on:Poverty MindsetMoney and EvilAsking permission to helpTrue successFaith and BusinessShowing up authenticHow to build your first 100K businessBusiness IsolationCoWorkingJoseph Warren is the host of First $100K™ podcast and the owner of 2 coworking spaces in Tampa, FL where he has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs to make their first $100K... or next. His clients include solo-preneurs to small businesses to enterprise companies such as UBER, CISCO, INTEL and more.He's also a 10x failed entrepreneur turned overnight success. I brought him on my show to share the #1 reason why 90% of entrepreneurs are struggling to make their first $100K... and why no one's talking about it... please welcome Joseph Warren!Interview Segments - This is where you can find each section of the interview.An Intro to Joseph: 1:11 minuteGoing Deeper into the Topics: 21:42 minutesRapid Fire Questions: 46:27 minutesInstagram: @realjosephwarrenWebsite: http://www.josephwarren.net/Podcasts: Broken Catholic and First 100KEpisode Sponsored by Opportunity in China: https://opportunityinchina.com
Rediscovering Fun with Michael Woodward
Today on the podcast we are talking about Having FUN!!!If you are an entrepreneur, business owner, or simply alive (Little secret: if you are listening I can guarantee that you are alive) we are going to chat about why having fun is so important to live a fulfilled life.It’s easy to live life and get stuck in the grind, business, responsibilities or the tasks you have to do. You get buried in life and all of a sudden you are responding to it without purpose or direction…you start to lose your joy, happiness, or drive to keep going? Sound familiar?I want you to think back to your childhood, your teens, or even college years. Those years without the stress of responsibility or expectations…. Can you remember just having fun? Maybe playing video games, playing outside, hanging with friends, that crazy road trip. It wasn’t that life was always easy….but can you remember what it was like?For me I can think back a few years when I first got married (to the best woman ever) and we had so much fun. We traveled, did crazy cool stuff, even had season passes to Disneyland. Our friends even would say that we were the fun ones (for some of you that might be hard to imagine). But it’s true. Fun was built into our lives….it was part of who we are.So how does fun impact your life? Are you having fun any more? What crazy cool thing have you done lately?I know for me things have gotten busier and busier. More and more responsibilities and in the grind of things I started to lose the power of having fun. Sometimes it happens quickly, but often life happens and we just forget to be intentional about how we live life. So how intentional are you about building the life you want to live? My guess is that you might be stuck in the flow of letting life happen to you and responding to every day situations.Well today I want to challenge you to rethink what you are doing. Kill the grind and start living an intentional life that builds fun into it. If you are feeling stuck…introduce fun. If you are feeling burnt out, step back and get rest (and listen to last weeks episode about rest) and start to bring fun back into life too. 6 reasons fun at the office is the future of work | Article on Ciphr (https://www.ciphr.com/advice/fun-in-the-office/)Happy employees are healthier and more productive – so don’t overlook the importance of having fun in the workplace1. Happy employees are healthier2. Having fun improves communication and collaboration3. Fun breeds creativity4. Promoting fun attracts an audience5. Having fun makes employees more productive6. Having fun encourages advocacyHaving fun looks different to everyone. So you need to step back and really think about what fun looks like for you. As an entrepreneur or business owner, you get to paint that picture and create that culture.What can fun look like?-Travel-Learning-Play-Charging environment-The people you are around, your family -Rest-Watching movies / tv / playing games (entertainment)-Getting outdoors (hiking, camping)-Exercise (running, crossfire)-Creative projects.-And so much more.So take a moment and think back… I want you to ask yourself these questions..Are you having fun?How are you different when you are having fun?How do you view life when you are having fun?When was the last time you had fun? At work, at home, in community?What’s holding you back from having fun? How can you change that?What are you doing to be intentional to build fun into your life?We are going into the holiday season…Canadian Thanksgiving (well that one already passed), Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years…. For many this is a sad season, but why not use it as your ‘micro experiment’ to find fun again. What’s going on around you (in your town, city)? How can you connect with others during this season and do fun things? What’s something new you can learn (maybe crafty, historical). Now it’s up to you to start making the change…becoming intentional about fun. See how it impacts you, sparks creativity, makes you more motivated, fills you with happiness and joy. Get out there, make it happen and start sparking more fun in your life again!Today’s Episode is Sponsored by Opportunity In China: https://opportunityinchina.comArticle Link: https://www.ciphr.com/advice/fun-in-the-office/Cool Thing Entrepreneurs Do Interview: https://thomsinger.com/uncategorized/jumblethink-ceo-michael-woodward/Build a Website in a Day Virtual Workshop: https://jumblethink.com/teachme
Building Your Business Tribe with Ronan Leonard
Do you ever feel like you are leading but no one is following? It’s time for you to find and build your tribe. Our society is starting to remember why tribe is so important. It can help you can use to to connect in deeper ways with your peers and lead at a new level. In today’s episode Ronan Leonard shares on the importance of tribe for our business life. He also shares how a good mastermind group can help unlock your journey into finding your tribe. In today's episode Ronan shares on:Overcoming DisasterIf not you, then who?Finding & creating your tribeWhy you need accountabilityWhy a mastermind?Taking ownership and responsibilityFinding the context to contentHow to leverage in your businessRonan’s Recommended ReadingSapiens: A Brief History of HumankindRonan Leonard connects small business owners to support groups through the innovative concept of virtual Masterminds. Without a co-founder or a business coach solopreneurs are often overwhelmed with to-do lists. They need impartial advice to get the right support to help them achieve clarity and better results.Ronan believes we’ve lost our connection to a “tribe“ A community that will help you solve your problems and accelerate your learning. He believes that there is more value in making real peer-to-peer connections than paying external contractors who have no vested interest in your success. Passionate about helping others he is committed to giving away 1 in 6 spots on the platform to social enterprises and entrepreneurs from developing countries to create a truly global community. Ronan loves seeing the benefits that Mastermind groups have on each person who participates and has helped 100’s of business owners increase clarity, confidence and productivity by creating the support network for them to achieve their true potential. 9 Million YouTube Views! Ronan was just 23 he helped rescue passengers and fellow staff when the cruise ship he worked on sank off the wild coast of South Africa. https://youtu.be/MjTuAV036yY For 9 years he continued to work on cruise ships sailing the world as a casino manager. His 1st business (a casino party company) grew from just 2 casino tables to over 50 and the largest gaming events company in Australia.Interview Segments - This is where you can find each section of the interview.An Intro to Ronan: 1:11 minuteGoing Deeper into the Topics: 17:01 minutesRapid Fire Questions: 50:22 minutesFree Resource:How to Create Your WhyWebsite:  https://www.eccountability.io/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ronan-leonard/Today's episode is sponsored by Opportunity in China - https://opportunityinchina.com/'Build a website in a day' Virtual Workshop by jumbleThink - https://www.jumblethink.com/squarespace-training
Building a Passion Based Business | Anik Singal
What does true success look like as an entrepreneur? We must first redefine success and entrepreneurship to be able to find true entrepreneurial success. Anik Singal was able to find success early but it took economic collapse to find passion and purpose. In today's episode Anik shares on:Passion based businessEducation and Self-EducationRedefining entrepreneurshipGiving backFinding joy and happiness in workOvercoming failureAdjusting your dreamAnik’s Recommended ReadingThink and Grow RichRich Dad Poor DadeSCAPEAnik Singal is the founder and CEO of Lurn, Inc. He is widely considered, by the industry, as one of today’s most successful online marketers. His specialties include profit-generating product launches and evergreen funnels, building backends and funnels, article marketing, search engine optimization, affiliate marketing and business management consulting.BusinessWeek recognized him in the Top 3 of the Best U.S. Entrepreneurs Under 25. He’s an Inc500 CEO, listed 2-times among the Fastest Growing Companies in America. While in college at the University of Maryland, he was awarded Company of the Year from MTech and named Entrepreneur of the Year by the Hinman CEOs.His online marketing businesses generate over $20 Million per year in sales; and he has helped contribute to over $120 Million in online publishing sales. Today, Anik teaches people how to create their own online passion-based businesses. He then guides them through his step-by-step process to maximize profit and grow revenue. He has trained over 250,000 students around the world, many have gone on to become incredibly successful and true industry-leading experts.Anik is also incredibly passionate about giving back. For nearly two decades, he has devoted his life to building schools around the world. He dreams of providing education to those who are not currently receiving that birth-right! As of today, Anik has been a key driver in helping build four schools in India. He plans to scale his mission globally, all through his non-profit organization, For All Our Good.Interview Segments - This is where you can find each section of the interview.An Intro to Anik: 1:19 minuteGoing Deeper into the Topics: 27:23 minutesRapid Fire Questions: 57:59 minutesWebsite:  https://escapebook.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AnikSingalcom/
Redefining Virtual Work for Entrepreneurs | Sandra Lewis
Going from Solopreneur to a team can be overwhelming. Sandra Lewis spent years in the corporate world but wanted to create her own freedom. She started a remote staffing agency to help others as they grow their business and reclaim their lives. Now she is redefining how we think and work with virtual assistants. This is creating a new philosophy of work today and how we can grow our businesses.In today's episode Sandra shares on:Virtual StaffingGrowing your teamFinding the right staff for your company cultureMoving past solopreneurGoing from Employee to EntrepreneurCreating work with purposeSandra’s Recommended ReadingRaising the Bar by Gary EricksonSandra Lewis is the Founder and CEO of Worldwide101, a premium subscription staffing company connecting demanding founders and executives with ridiculously talented remote staff.Sandra believes flexible, remote work is the way of the future and that it creates an unparalleled win-win for businesses and talent alike.Sandra has worked with hundreds of the world's top CEOs, Founders and Executives to help them win-back their time by grow their businesses by delegating key tasks to ridiculously talented remote staff. The unique model of Worldwide101 has been recognized by some of the most respected publications across the country including Forbes and Inc. magazines, as well as being named one of the "Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America" By Entrepreneur Magazine.Setting an example of the efficiencies gained working virtually, Sandra manages her entire team on a virtual basis.Interview Segments - This is where you can find each section of the interview.An Intro to Sandra: 1:38 minuteGoing Deeper into the Topics: 19:07 minutesRapid Fire Questions: 46:36 minutesEpisode Sponsor: Opportunity In ChinaWebsite:  https://worldwide101.com/jumblethink/
Entrepreneurial Financial Freedom | Grant Sabatier
It seams like most of us are struggling to live financial free every day. This is especially true from entrepreneurs. Grant Sabatier lived the life of scrapping by and decided it was time for a change. Through entrepreneurship, side hustling and investing Grant was able to go from broke to financial freedom.In today's episode Grant shares on:How to look at moneyRedefining successMaking learning easy through curiosityFinding creative business opportunitiesMeaning & Mindfulness to MoneyBurnoutUsing failure to drive successMoving past ‘trading time for money’Measuring your net worthGeneralist vs NicheA passion to teach othersGrant’s Recommended ReadingBlue Ocean StrategyGrant Sabatier is the creator of Millennial Money and author of Financial Freedom: A Proven Path to All the Money You Will Ever Need.Dubbed "The Millennial Millionaire" by CNBC, Grant Sabatier went from $2.26 to $1 million in 5 years through entrepreneurship, side hustling and investing. After reaching financial independence at the age of 30, Grant Founded MillennialMoney.com, where he writes about making and investing money and co-hosts the Millennial Money Minutes podcast. Since launching in 2015, Grant has reached over 10 million readers and listeners through his blog and podcast.Grant has been featured in over 200 international media outlets including The New York Times, The Washington Post, National Public Radio, ABC Nightline, Chicago Tribune, USA Today, Inc. Magazine, Forbes, The Sydney Morning Herald, and many others.Interview Segments - This is where you can find each section of the interview.An Intro to Grant: 1:00 minuteGoing Deeper into the Topics: 26:49 minutesRapid Fire Questions: 54:21 minutesWebsite:  https://millennialmoney.com/Twitter: @millennialmoneyBook: https://financialfreedombook.com/LinkedIn: @gsabatierToday's episode is sponsored by https://opportunityinchina.com/
Can Holistic Health beat Big Pharma? | John McGarvey
What does it take to have 'good' health? Big Pharma doesn't seem to be making us any healthier. While in Tibet, John McGarvey (Co-founder and CEO of Dao Labs) discovered ancient Chinese medicine. This journey made him rethink health and solving modern problems with old approaches. He is now on a journey to share products that nurture positive health into our lives.  In today's episode John shares on:Authenticity in businessUnexpected journey of entrepreneurshipHolistic HealthHolistic health vs Big PharmaChinese medicineOld approaches to solve modern problemsFinding better healthJohn's Recommended ReadingShoe Dog by Phil Knight John McGarvey is a Minneapolis-based entrepreneur and a seasoned executive in the natural food industry. John took a frozen food company from nearly zero to over 10,000 points of sales distribution across the United States. Most recently, John co-founded DAO Labs, a supplement and lifestyle company. DAO Labs is changing the way western consumers approach health, by embracing the 2,500 year-old formulas and practices of Chinese medicine in sustainable, easy-to-understand formats. John earned his M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management and holds a B.A. from Northwestern University. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife and two kids.Interview Segments - This is where you can find each section of the interview.An Intro to John: 1:11 minutesGoing Deeper into the Topics: 17:12 minutesRapid Rire Questions: 44:13 minutesWebsite:  https://mydaolabs.com/Blog:  https://mydaolabs.com/blogs/the-wayInstagram: @daolabsEpisode SponsorToday's episode is sponsored by Opportunity In China. Have you been looking for a way to change your career or social prospects? Do you see the world around you changing, and haven’t quite figured out what path to take? You’re not alone in seeking opportunity. Visit opportunityinchina.com for access to scholarships to attend university in China, or if you have a bachelor’s degree already, opportunityinchina.com provides access to jobs in the education sector all across China. Working in China is not only often well-paid, but it will place you among 1/5 of the worlds population, boosting your social network, bringing you more deeply into the story of globalization, opening doors you never knew existed. Seize your opportunity now: visit our website now for more information at opportunityinchina.com By the way, they have a podcast too, search for opportunity in china podcast on your app to learn more.
The Business of International Learning | MC Miller
So you went to college, you owe thousands in student loans, and now you can't find a job in the competitive job market. What do you do next? Why not think outside the box and do something different? MC Miller and his team is on a mission to help others think outside the normal solution by placing them in well paying jobs throughout Asia. This could be a short term or long term placement. By thinking outside the traditional or normal way of living he has helped many find the true freedom they in their own lives.  In today's episode MC shares on:Teaching in ChinaLiving and working in AsiaThe international industry of educationUnderstanding different culturesThe impact politics in global educationTravelUnderstanding a global communitySlow traveling by teachingEntrepreneurship in AsiaMC's Recommended Books80/20 Sales and MarketingGetting Things DoneMC Miller has years of experience in international higher education cooperation development, international academic exchange program development, student and faculty recruiting for all grade levels. Professionally capable in written and spoken Mandarin Chinese. MC is the founder and CEO of Opportunity in China. Opportunity in China is a foreign talent placement service not only recruits professionals to educational, technical, and other professional roles throughout China, but they also guide you through the process of understanding in greater depth your potential in interaction within the Chinese market and society. They match individuals with a career-starting job, tailored to their preferences and aspirations, in virtually any major Chinese city, all while supporting the journey as it progresses with their professional network, free media products, and other services. Frequently, they also offer exclusive scholarship and other study opportunities in China. Whether the goal is to begin a career in China or to sign-up for a one-year travel and cultural experience, their team can open doors and equip individuals for whatever journey they decide.Interview Segments - This is where you can find each section of the interview.An Intro to MC: 0:44 minutesGoing Deeper into the Topics: 20:03 minutesRapid Rire Questions: 45:17 minutesWebsite:  https://opportunityinchina.com/Podcast on iTunes:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/opportunity-in-china-podcast/id1330500492?mt=2YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9igxGdLi-uiCynZJ_cENlg
Your Business Needs Video | Jason Hsiao
The online world of social media is reinventing how we market and advertise our business. On all the platforms video is king. But how do you create your videos if you don't have a massive budget, time to get videos created, or the expertise to creator your own? This was the question that Jason Hsiao and Animoto set out to answer.  Jason, his other co-founders, and their team has spent years building an online application to make the video creation process easy for the average small business owner but powerful enough for big corporations to use too. He also gives us insights into what it truly looks like to create an innovative start-up.In today's episode Jason shares on:Why your business needs videoCreating a Start-up cultureBeing best at one thingBelieving in your ideasThe builder paradigmAnimotoEmpowering others to createHow to get started as a start-upEntrepreneurship as a teamCreating great contentJason's Recommended BooksDelivering Happiness by Tony HsiehRadical Candor by Kim ScottThe Advantage by Patrick M. LencioniJason Hsiao is the co-founder and Chief Video Officer of Animoto, an award-winning online video maker that makes it easy for anyone to create professional-quality marketing videos, even if they have no technical skills and have never created a video before. With the mission of empowering everyone to create powerful videos regardless of age or experience, Jason founded Animoto with his high school and Dartmouth College friends back in 2006. Animoto’s certified partnerships with Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and the Small Business Administration give it unique insight into the changing social media and business landscape -- which may be why more than 1-million businesses around the world are already using Animoto to create marketing videos. Prior to founding Animoto, Jason was a producer for MTV Networks and Comedy Central.Interview Segments - This is where you can find each section of the interview.An Intro to Jason: 0:45 minutesGoing Deeper into the Topics: 29:20 minutesRapid Rire Questions: 50:34 minutesAnimoto:  https://animoto.com/jumblethink
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