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The Action Catalyst

Summary: The Action Catalyst is a weekly podcast hosted by Dan Moore, President of The Southwestern Advantage, the oldest direct-sales company in America, and Partner with Southwestern Consulting. With more than 45 years in sales leadership and marketing management, Dan has a wealth of knowledge to share on how to make better use of time to achieve life, sales, and other business goals. Each week, he interviews some of the nation’s top thought leaders and experts sharing meaningful tips and advice. Please subscribe below, leave a rating and write a review! You can also get more free insights and inspiration at www.SouthwesternConsulting.com.

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 Impossible is Possible with Ben Nemtin—Episode 336 of The Action Catalyst Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 36:52

Ben Nemtin is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of What Do You Want to Do Before You Die? and a star of MTV’s highest-rated show ever on iTunes and Amazon called The Buried Life. As the cofounder of The Buried Life movement, Ben’s message of radical possibility has been featured on The Today Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN, FOX, and NBC News. President Obama called Ben and The Buried Life “inspiration for a new generation” and Oprah declared their mission “truly inspiring.” An acclaimed keynote speaker, Ben has headlined business conferences and Fortune 100 leadership teams around the world, garnering standing ovations from AIG, Anthem, Amazon, FedEx, Harvard, Microsoft, Verizon, and more. Ben is recognized as one of the World’s Best Motivational Speakers as well as World’s Top Organizational Culture Thought Leaders by Global Gurus (2019, 2020). In his first year of university, Ben was unexpectedly hit with a depression that forced him to drop out. In an attempt to feel more alive, he created the world’s greatest bucket list with his three best friends. They borrowed a rickety old RV and crisscrossed North America, achieving the unthinkable. And most importantly, every time they accomplished a dream, they helped a complete stranger cross something off their bucket list. From playing basketball with President Obama to having a beer with Prince Harry, from reuniting a father and son after seventeen years to surprising a young girl with a much-needed bionic arm—Ben’s bucket list quest has inspired millions to thrive personally and professionally. Show Highlights: * When I was going through depression, I decided I was only going to surround myself with people who inspired me. —Ben Nemtin* Once you get space and perspective, you realize dark times are the best time to evolve and grow. It forces you to look at things you might not want to. —Ben Nemtin* Things you think are your weaknesses can be your strengths when you embrace them. —Ben Nemtin* Build awareness around the idea that some people are serving you more than others. —Ben Nemtin* When you give other people a chance to be a hero, they usually take it. —Ben Nemtin* There's an incredible ripple effect when you help someone and do what you love. —Ben Nemtin Ben's final thoughts: Creativity is an undervalued pillar of wellness. When I suppress my creativity, I start to flatline. When I'm able to express that, it's so valuable. It allows me to be myself without having a mask or filter. For me, I try to continue to be creative. Speaking is my canvass. The Action Catalyst is a weekly podcast hosted by Dan Moore, President of Southwestern Advantage, the oldest direct-sales company in America, and Partner with Southwestern Consulting. With more than 45 years in sales leadership and marketing management, Dan has a wealth of knowledge to share on how to make better use of time to achieve life, sales, and other business goals. Each week, he interviews some of the nation’s top thought leaders and experts, sharing meaningful tips and advice. Subscribe on iTunes and please leave a rating and review!

 Perspectives From a Serial Entrepreneur with Steve Hoffman—Episode 335 of The Action Catalyst Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 30:56

Steve Hoffman, or Captain Hoff as he’s called in Silicon Valley, is the Chairman and CEO of Founders Space, one of the world’s leading incubators and accelerators. He’s also an angel investor, limited partner at August Capital, serial entrepreneur, and author of several award-winning books including Make Elephants Fly and Surviving a Startup. Hoffman was the Founder and Chairman of the Producers Guild Silicon Valley Chapter, Board of Governors of the New Media Council, and founding member of the Academy of Television’s Interactive Media Group. While in Hollywood, Hoffman worked as a TV development executive at Fries Entertainment, known for producing over 100 TV shows, acquired by MGM. He went on to pioneer interactive television with his venture-funded startup Spiderdance, which produced interactive TV shows with NBC, MTV, Turner, Warner Brothers, History Channel, Game Show Network, and others. In Silicon Valley, Hoffman founded two more venture-backed startups, in the areas of games and entertainment, and worked as Mobile Studio Head for Infospace, with such hit mobile games as Tetris, Wheel of Fortune, Tomb Raider, Thief, Hitman, Skee-Ball, and X-Files. Hoffman went on to launch Founders Space with the mission to educate and accelerate entrepreneurs. Founders Space has become one of the top startup accelerators in the world. Hoffman has trained hundreds of startup founders and corporate executives in the art of innovation and provided consulting to many of the world’s largest corporations, including Qualcomm, Huawei, Bosch, Intel, Disney, Warner Brothers, NBC, Gulf Oil, Siemens, and Viacom. Hoffman has a bachelor's degree from the University of California in computer engineering and an master's of fine arts degree from the University of Southern California in cinema television. He currently resides in San Francisco but spends most of his time in the air, visiting startups, investors, and innovators all over the world. Show Highlights: * To grow, you have to find a new, big need that no one else has found. That's the challenge for entrepreneurs. —Steve Hoffman* There are a lot of smart people out there, but they're not all designed to be entrepreneurs. You need three qualities to be a CEO: curiosity, leadership, and stamina. —Steve Hoffman* The biggest challenge in founding a startup is when the market turns against you. —Steve Hoffman* The key is not to dwell on your failures or ignore your failures. Look at what you learned and then move on. —Steve Hoffman* When a crisis hits, you have to figure out how much cash you have before you run out and you have to figure out a plan to get to the other side. —Steve Hoffman* Use your downtime to innovate. —Steve Hoffman* You don't have to have a billion-dollar idea to innovate. Many of the best innovations start small. —Steve Hoffman* Innovating is about trying something and seeing if you can do it better to generate more demand. —Steve Hoffman Steve's final thoughts: It doesn't matter what type of business you're in, you can always innovate. The Action Catalyst is a weekly podcast hosted by Dan Moore, President of Southwestern Advantage, the oldest direct-sales company in America, and Partner with Southwestern Consulting. With more than 45 years in sales leadership and marketing management, Dan has a wealth of knowledge to share on how to make better use of time to achieve life, sales, and other business goals. Each week, he interviews some of the nation’s top thought leaders and ...

 Cracking the Leadership Code with Alain Hunkins—Episode 334 of The Action Catalyst Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:55

Alain Hunkis, author of CRACKING THE LEADERSHIP CODE: Three Secrets to Building Strong Leaders, is a sought-after speaker, consultant, trainer, and coach. Over his 20-year career, he has led over 2,000 groups in 25 countries. Alain’s clients include Wal-Mart, Pfizer, Citigroup, General Electric, State Farm, IBM, General Motors, and Microsoft. He has designed and facilitated seminars on numerous leadership topics, including teambuilding, conflict management, communication, peak performance, innovation, engagement, and change. Alain serves on the faculty of Duke Corporate Education and has published over 400 articles on leadership. Show Highlights: * It doesn't matter what industry or organization you're apart of, we're all in the people business. —Alain Hunkins* Most of the world functions on the backs of human relationships. I've realized, especially in this pandemic, is the importance of connection. —Alain Hunkins* Use the lessons that this crisis is offering so we have a deeper richness in our relationships. —Alain Hunkins* At the core of connection is empathy. —Alain Hunkins* When we're not feeling safe and listened to, we have a hard time accessing our cognitive needs. —Alain Hunkins* Part of leadership is the discernment of when to go fast and when to go slow. —Alain Hunkins* Being a leader has nothing to do with your title or job, it's a state of mind. —Alain Hunkins* Leadership is about increasing our impact on the world around us. —Alain Hunkins* You can't change what you don't notice. Awareness is key. —Alain Hunkins* If you need help, reach out. Get clear on asking for what you need. —Alain Hunkins Alain's final thoughts: Look at what makes you tick because that's what drives you. If you're not clear on that, you can spend a lot of time climbing the ladder to figure it out. The Action Catalyst is a weekly podcast hosted by Dan Moore, President of Southwestern Advantage, the oldest direct-sales company in America, and Partner with Southwestern Consulting. With more than 45 years in sales leadership and marketing management, Dan has a wealth of knowledge to share on how to make better use of time to achieve life, sales, and other business goals. Each week, he interviews some of the nation’s top thought leaders and experts, sharing meaningful tips and advice. Subscribe on iTunes and please leave a rating and review!

 Wealth Without Wall Street with Russ Morgan and Joey Mure—Episode 333 of The Action Catalyst Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 34:37

The Wall Street mindset separates families, entrepreneurs, and business owners from their money while others use it for their advantage. The secret to freedom is having your money work for you, not someone else, when wealth building. Both Russ Morgan and Joey Mure work tirelessly to be the hub for financial insight and education for individuals, business owners, and investors nationwide. They believe that taking control over your finances will lead to greater prosperity and a more stress-free way of life. They invite you to join their community as you take control of your path to financial freedom. Joining the community will allow you to make better decisions regarding your financial future through coaching, access to legal and tax experts, and networking with like-minded individuals who are exploring multiple ways to create passive income. Learn more about their podcast at wealthwithoutwallstreet.com/podcast, and visit wealthwithoutwallstreet.com/action for exclusive content for The Action Catalyst listeners. Show Highlights: * People are searching for finances that are stable and not tied to market swings. Wealth Without Wall Street is providing that alternative for people. —Joey Mure and Russ Morgan* One of the biggest obstacles we had was the challenge of hiring the right people. We would go with our gut instinct and it wouldn't always be a good fit. —Joey Mure and Russ Morgan* The world is changing and we need to figure out how to change so that we don't miss out. —Joey Mure and Russ Morgan* We started the podcast because we really wanted to connect with our clients on a weekly basis. Then, it started going worldwide and we started having people call us after a few months. —Joey Mure and Russ Morgan* Our podcast was about helping people take action. There are lots of ideas out there but if people don't take action, it doesn't matter, it's just words. —Joey Mure and Russ Morgan Joey and Russ' final thoughts: We need an objective third-party to step in and help us. We need to be humbled. If you're in the middle of a dramatic change, I would encourage you to seek out a coach. The Action Catalyst is a weekly podcast hosted by Dan Moore, President of Southwestern Advantage, the oldest direct-sales company in America, and Partner with Southwestern Consulting. With more than 45 years in sales leadership and marketing management, Dan has a wealth of knowledge to share on how to make better use of time to achieve life, sales, and other business goals. Each week, he interviews some of the nation’s top thought leaders and experts, sharing meaningful tips and advice. Subscribe on iTunes and please leave a rating and review!

 Innovation, Depression, and Overcoming Fear with Forrest Walden—Episode 332 of The Action Catalyst Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 38:57

Forrest Walden is the founder and CEO of Iron Tribe Fitness. He pioneered the brand from his home garage in 2010, quickly franchising the company to include multiple locations throughout the country. He graduated from Auburn University and lives in Homewood, Alabama, with his four children and wife, Mendy. Learn more about Forrest here. Show Highlights * During COVID-19, I've been stressing to my team, how can we create value outside of our walls? —Forrest Walden* I think this pandemic pushed the online delivery of business 10 years into the future. —Forrest Walden* We had to pivot and figure out our avatar, and adjust our business. —Forrest Walden * As I'm thinking of how we're going to move forward, I thought, I should ask my customer what they've liked and haven't liked during this time. —Forrest Walden* I went through a bout of depression and it began a process of finding where I put value in my identity. —Forrest Walden Forrest's final thoughts: For me, Jesus tells me what to do next and I tap into that and walk in faith to see what he'll provide. The Action Catalyst is a weekly podcast hosted by Dan Moore, President of Southwestern Advantage, the oldest direct-sales company in America, and Partner with Southwestern Consulting. With more than 45 years in sales leadership and marketing management, Dan has a wealth of knowledge to share on how to make better use of time to achieve life, sales, and other business goals. Each week, he interviews some of the nation’s top thought leaders and experts, sharing meaningful tips and advice. Subscribe on iTunes and please leave a rating and review!

 Creating Habits to Reach Your Dreams with Alan Stein Jr.—Episode 331 of The Action Catalyst Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 30:04

Alan Stein, Jr. teaches proven strategies to improve organizational performance, create effective leadership, increase team cohesion and collaboration, and develop winning mindsets, rituals, and routines. A successful business owner and veteran basketball performance coach, he spent 15 years working with the highest-performing athletes on the planet (including NBA superstars Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, and Kobe Bryant). In his corporate keynote programs and workshops, Alan reveals how to utilize the same approaches in business that elite athletes use to perform at a world-class level. He delivers practical lessons that can be implemented immediately. His clients include American Express, Pepsi, Sabra, Starbucks, Reeds Jewelers, FDA, Omnicell, and numerous college athletic programs. The strategies from Alan’s book, Raise Your Game: High-Performance Secrets from the Best of the Best, are implemented by corporate teams and sports teams around the country. His inspirational words are featured on a 12-foot mural outside the Penn State Football Training Center so that players run past it on the way to practice every day. Show Highlights: * The best piece of advice I've been given is to find the intersection of what you're really good at and what you enjoy the most. —Alan Stein Jr.* It's vital to have very high self-awareness and be aware of the rollercoaster of emotions that you're feeling right now in the pandemic. —Alan Stein Jr. * There are only two things we have 100% control over all the time: our attitude and our effort. —Alan Stein Jr. * If working hard is a choice, not working hard is also a choice. —Alan Stein Jr. * Just because something is basic in premise doesn't mean it's easy to do. —Alan Stein Jr.* During times of adversity, it's most important to be grateful for what you have and to serve others. —Alan Stein Jr. * Are the habits you have today on par for the dreams you have for tomorrow? —Alan Stein Jr. Alan's final thoughts: I'm a positive person but I do have negative thoughts sometimes. I'm not always hunky-dory but I'm a true believer that if you do the right things, things will unfold the way they're supposed to and the future will be bright. It's critical to look at things like that. The Action Catalyst is a weekly podcast hosted by Dan Moore, President of Southwestern Advantage, the oldest direct-sales company in America, and Partner with Southwestern Consulting. With more than 45 years in sales leadership and marketing management, Dan has a wealth of knowledge to share on how to make better use of time to achieve life, sales, and other business goals. Each week, he interviews some of the nation’s top thought leaders and experts, sharing meaningful tips and advice. Subscribe on iTunes and please leave a rating and review!

 How to Manifest Your Mindset with Reese Evans—Episode 330 of The Action Catalyst Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:00

Reese Evans is a Master Manifestation and Abundance Coach, Creator of the YES SUPPLY METHOD, and is on a mission to teach the world the power of their subconscious mind and universal laws to create the life you're meant to live. After starting on her path to her coaching business, and working with dream clients, she knew there was something missing. She was feeling like her mission deserved much more growth, and she wanted to go so much deeper with her clients to make lasting, deeply impactful shifts on a spiritual, emotional, and energetic level, AND create more abundance—but she didn’t know how. After discovering the power of the subconscious mind, our doorway to the infinite, with coaching techniques like Neuro-Linguistic Programming, hypnotherapy, emotional freedom techniques tapping, and energy work, she found her answer. She now coaches her students in the YES SUPPLY METHOD Certification to create massive positive as a mindset, manifestation, relationship and business coach, and she has created an impact in her business beyond what she even knew was possible by helping people release trauma and repressed emotions so they can break free and create quantum leaps. Show Highlights * It's important to allow your own emotions to happen. Be aware but look inside and think about how you can deal with it yourself. —Reese Evans* As entrepreneurs, we need to think about the current problems and how we can solve them. You can actually see yourself thrive, maybe even more than before. —Reese Evans* When there's a roadblock, I ask myself, "How do I want things to be instead?" What if I turn this lemon into lemonade? —Reese Evans* You are not your thoughts, you're the thinker of your thoughts. —Reese Evans* Most of the time, if we don't have what we want, it's not because the opportunity isn't there, it's because we are resisting it. —Reese Evans* If you want to change your behavior, you need to do so on a subconscious level. —Reese Evans* If you want to make a habit stick, you need to see yourself as that person in your identity. —Reese Evans* If you're struggling, realize that this can help you in your problem-solving and more. Use it as a stepping stool to get to where you want to be. It's about creating a shift in perspective. —Reese Evans Reese's final thoughts: Allow yourself to play, be creative, and take baby steps to live the life you want. Don't put pressure on yourself, just give yourself permission versus waiting for it. The Action Catalyst is a weekly podcast hosted by Dan Moore, President of Southwestern Advantage, the oldest direct-sales company in America, and Partner with Southwestern Consulting. With more than 45 years in sales leadership and marketing management, Dan has a wealth of knowledge to share on how to make better use of time to achieve life, sales, and other business goals. Each week, he interviews some of the nation’s top thought leaders and experts, sharing meaningful tips and advice. Subscribe on iTunes and please leave a rating and review!

 The Way Out of Anxiety is Through with Brad Lemley: Episode 329 of The Action Catalyst Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 35:06

Brad Lemley is a science journalist who has written for the Washington Post, Discover magazine, and dozens of other national publications. He has written or co-written 10 books, mostly on achieving physical and emotional health. He is a passionate advocate for self-directed, nature-based health care, and believes strongly that robust health is within reach of anyone who possesses the right information. Show Highlights: * No part of being human is to be despised, feared, or pushed away. You have to grab on to the totality of human life and say this part I'll keep, this part I'll discard. —Brad Lemley * Most of the good things in the world have happened because people let their emotions propel them. —Brad Lemley* Being open and available through your emotional life is one of the most important things a human can do. —Brad Lemley* We are aggregations of people and you need to respect all the sub-personalities that you are. —Brad Lemley* It's the formidable people in the world who make things happen. —Brad Lemley* I think if people can take fear, embrace it, understand it, and take the energy from it, they'll become the type of people to make the world better. —Brad Lemley* When people lead stress-free lives, they become psychologically delicate, which is not good. —Brad Lemley Brad's final thoughts: Keep letting it in. Let the information in and your emotions in. If you allow yourself to entertain the totality of yourself as a human being, you won't feel it all the time. You become stronger because you've done that. The Action Catalyst is a weekly podcast hosted by Dan Moore, President of Southwestern Advantage, the oldest direct-sales company in America, and Partner with Southwestern Consulting. With more than 45 years in sales leadership and marketing management, Dan has a wealth of knowledge to share on how to make better use of time to achieve life, sales, and other business goals. Each week, he interviews some of the nation’s top thought leaders and experts, sharing meaningful tips and advice. Subscribe on iTunes and please leave a rating and review!

 The Author Incubator with Dr. Angela Lauria: Episode 328 of The Action Catalyst Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 26:21

Dr. Angela E. Lauria is the founder of The Author Incubator and creator of the Difference Process for writing a book that matters. In 2018, The Author Incubator was ranked #275 on the Inc. 500 fastest-growing companies and #87 on Entrepreneur magazine’s Entrepreneur 360. Dr. Angela won the Stevie Award’s Coach/Mentor of the Year Award and her program, The Author’s Way, was named Coaching Program of the Year. She was also named by Entrepreneur magazine as one of the top 10 most inspiring entrepreneurs to watch—one of only two women on the list. Dr. Angela has been helping people free their inner author since 1994, helping over 1,000 authors-in-transformation write, publish, and promote their books. Her clients have been seen everywhere from Vanity Fair to O Magazine to the Today Show, and their books have been responsible for over $100 million in cumulative revenue. She has a bachelor's and master's degree in journalism and media affairs from The George Washington University and a PhD in communications from The European Graduate School. She is the author of Make ‘Em Beg to Be Your Client: The Nonfiction Authors’ Guide to Selling, Serving, and Funding a Movement, Make 'Em Beg to Publish Your Book: How To Reach A Larger Audience and Make A Full-Time Income In The Extremely Overcrowded World of Personal Development, The Incubated Author: 10 Steps to Start a Movement with Your Message, and The Difference: 10 Steps To Writing A Book That Matters. She lives at The Author Castle in McLean, Virginia with her son, Jesse, and her castle cats, Princesses Feathers and Foxy McFuzz Bucket. Show Highlights * What used to be a barrier was that people didn't know you could make a connection through a screen. One thing that's been helping me through this challenging time is the breakthrough of technology. —Dr. Angela* I think we're going to see some awesome things invented during this time of a pandemic. —Dr. Angela* There are things you already do that make you feel better. Maybe you doodle. Whatever that is, do more of that right now. The biggest thing not to do is listen to what other people do. Do what you like. —Dr. Angela* Learning to trust yourself and your body is important. You know what you need to feel better right now. —Dr. Angela Dr. Angela's final thoughts: It's important to lean into love and gratitude. We have a lot to be grateful for right now, even in the scariness. The Action Catalyst is a weekly podcast hosted by Dan Moore, President of Southwestern Advantage, the oldest direct-sales company in America, and Partner with Southwestern Consulting. With more than 45 years in sales leadership and marketing management, Dan has a wealth of knowledge to share on how to make better use of time to achieve life, sales, and other business goals. Each week, he interviews some of the nation’s top thought leaders and experts, sharing meaningful tips and advice. Subscribe on iTunes and please leave a rating and review!

 Coping with a Pandemic with Dr. Terry Lyles: Episode 327 of The Action Catalyst Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 33:38

Dr. Terry Lyles holds a PhD in psychology and is recognized as a national/international educator, author of three books, speaker to universities, schools, Fortune 500 companies, world-class athletes, and public audiences. Dr. Lyles has trained hundreds of individuals including fire rescue workers in and around Ground Zero, international forensic medical teams in the Asian-torn tsunami area, and the Haiti relief effort sharing his time-tested, scientifically measured approach to stress utilization. Major corporations have also benefited from this training technology such as Gulfstream, Chrysler Group, GM, Banana Republic, Macy’s, Pfizer, Universal Studios, Tommy Hilfiger, and Dior to name a few.  NASCAR’s Richard Petty Motorsports, military Special Forces, Air Force fighter pilots, and Space Command have all utilized this specialized training.  Dr. Lyles has appeared on CNN, CNBC, HLN, NBC, ABC, FOX NEWS, USA Today, and U.S. News & World Report as a Human Engineering Life-Balance Specialist. He hosted a premiere talk show sponsored by Success magazine and was heard as "the Stress Doctor" in South Florida. He recently launched his Biometrictelemetry broadcasted on live TV with ABC ESPN in INDYCAR at the INDY 500. Show Highlights * It's learning how to feel the fear and doing it anyway. All of us have fear. —Dr. Terry Lyles* We first have to control the mind game. Know that you're okay and do everything you can to protect yourself, but still do what you need to do. —Dr. Terry Lyles* The best gift you can give yourself every day is to be present. —Dr. Terry Lyles* You have to monitor how much news you're watching. That will increase your anxiety and add pressure. That actually weakens our immune system which makes us more susceptible. —Dr. Terry Lyles* Take deep breaths to neutralize the cortisol effect. —Dr. Terry Lyles* Change your mindset and focus on what you really have control over. —Dr. Terry Lyles* Our thinking is one of the greatest control factors that we can really control. —Dr. Terry Lyles* Productivity isn't about your surroundings, it's about knowing how to adapt. —Dr. Terry Lyles Dr. Lyles's final thoughts: Life isn't about always knowing. It's about being and letting the results take care of themselves. Find Dr. Lyles's video series on navigating coronavirus here. The Action Catalyst is a weekly podcast hosted by Dan Moore, President of Southwestern Advantage, the oldest direct-sales company in America, and Partner with Southwestern Consulting. With more than 45 years in sales leadership and marketing management, Dan has a wealth of knowledge to share on how to make better use of time to achieve life, sales, and other business goals. Each week, he interviews some of the nation’s top thought leaders and experts, sharing meaningful tips and advice. Subscribe on iTunes and please leave a rating and review!     https://theactioncatalyst.com/feed/podcast/

 Manage the Inner Critic with John Assaraf: Episode 326 of The Action Catalyst Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 37:06

John Assaraf is one of the leading mindset and behavioral experts in the world who has appeared numerous times on Larry King Live, Anderson Cooper, and The Ellen DeGeneres Show. His latest bestselling book, Innercise: The Proven Science to Unleash Your Brain’s Hidden Power, helps individuals recognize and release the mental and emotional blocks that prevent them from achieving their fullest potential. John has built five multimillion-dollar companies including taking one public on NASDAQ and growing Re/Max of Indiana to 1,200 sales associates and $4.5 billion a year in sales. He has written two New York Times bestselling books that have been translated to 35 languages and he has been featured in 10 movies, including the blockbuster hit, The Secret and Quest For Success with Richard Branson and the Dalai Lama.  Today, he is the founder and CEO of NeuroGym, a company dedicated to using the most advanced technologies and evidence-based brain training methods to help individuals strengthen their mindset and emotional skills so they achieve their goals faster and easier than ever before. Show Highlights * I value life so much, and for me personally, I want to make sure that I can use my life in some way to make a positive impact on this world. —John Assaraf* The meaning I give anything determines how I feel. I choose to give meaning that empowers me. —John Assaraf* Everything that is happening to me is happening for me and my spiritual growth. —John Assaraf* Can we frame things in a way where we build upon them instead of having them cause our destruction? —John Assaraf* Framing is a key mindset skill. —John Assaraf* There isn't a human being who experiences a consistent uprise without fail. It doesn't exist. So let's figure out how to prepare when times are tough. —John Assaraf* I prime my day with what matters the most. —John Assaraf* It's in awareness that we become empowered. —John Assaraf John's final thoughts: Let's help people understand that if the result that you're getting isn't what you want, the only reason that's happening is because you possibly don't have the right mindset, don't know how to manage your emotions, or possibly don't have the skills to know what to do. The Action Catalyst is a weekly podcast hosted by Dan Moore, President of Southwestern Advantage, the oldest direct-sales company in America, and Partner with Southwestern Consulting. With more than 45 years in sales leadership and marketing management, Dan has a wealth of knowledge to share on how to make better use of time to achieve life, sales, and other business goals. Each week, he interviews some of the nation’s top thought leaders and experts, sharing meaningful tips and advice. Subscribe on iTunes and please leave a rating and review!

 Driven by Purpose with Mike Weber: Episode 325 of The Action Catalyst | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:49

Mike Weber grew up in the Midwest and earned his degree at Cornell University while selling books door-to-door with Southwestern Advantage.  He then enjoyed success as a sales rep for Great American Opportunities— Southwestern’s national fundraising company that helps kids raise millions of dollars for educational and community organizations that are changing lives. In 1993, he founded Southwestern’s Leadership Institute with a focus on equipping people with the skills and attitudes needed to excel in today’s dynamic world. For the past 20 years, Mike has motivated and inspired people from all walks of life to break out of restrictive patterns of thought and behavior, and open themselves up to achieve greater success in whatever their field.   Engaging and energetic, Mike’s passion is to ignite performance by helping people recognize and then challenge patterns and assumptions that may be holding them back from all they could accomplish and enjoy.  Mike lives in New Hampshire, is married to Jane, the love of his life for more than 30 years. He has two adult sons, Kurt and Eric, as well as two wonderful daughters-in-law, Jessica and Nicolette. He’s coached soccer, run cross country, climbed snow-covered mountains, and driven the chase vehicle for a hot air balloon team. Mike now speaks internationally on the topics of leadership, resiliency, teamwork, communication, and life purpose. Show Highlights: * There's a huge difference between teaching and training. Teaching is a transference of knowledge. In training, the goal is change of behavior. —Mike Weber * Public speaking is a skill set just like playing an instrument. —Mike Weber* When things get tough, you need a defined focus and meaningful purpose. A purpose drives everything. —Mike Weber* You need a routine or discipline of what you need to do to be successful. —Mike Weber * Discipline and structure is what got me through when things got tough. —Mike Weber* In the morning, I wake up at the same time, stretch, and have a dedicated reading time. —Mike Weber Mikes final thoughts: You need to know who you are and what's important to you. If that's tied to what you have, you'll have some challenges. If it's tied to something bigger than yourself, then the ups and downs tend to mellow out. The Action Catalyst is a weekly podcast hosted by Dan Moore, President of Southwestern Advantage, the oldest direct-sales company in America, and Partner with Southwestern Consulting. With more than 45 years in sales leadership and marketing management, Dan has a wealth of knowledge to share on how to make better use of time to achieve life, sales, and other business goals. Each week, he interviews some of the nation’s top thought leaders and experts, sharing meaningful tips and advice. Subscribe on iTunes and please leave a rating and review!

 Love Speaks with Sally Lou Loveman: Episode 324 of The Action Catalyst Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 35:58

Sally Lou Oaks Loveman, former audience producer for The Oprah Winfrey Show, lives her purpose by connecting with audiences. When she was 14, she tuned into her passion for television when she was an audience member at The Mike Douglas Show. She spotted a girl on the set with a clipboard, and while she had no idea what this girl did, she knew she would do it one day too. After her 35-year career in television and having entertained over half a million people from the Oprah stage, Loveman shares her “do what you love” message through her business, lovespeaks. In her new book, Speak: Love Your Story. Your Audience is Waiting, Sally Lou takes on a new audience—an audience of readers! Just like her pre-show warm-up at The Oprah Winfrey Show, Speak is participatory. Readers are invited to join in on the lessons shared in each chapter, and by the end of the book, her new audience has a start to their own story. Blending the genres of memoir and self-improvement, Speak shares Sally Lou’s story while offering tips to help readers become better speakers and storytellers. Filled with humor and truth, Speak encourages readers to speak, speak up, speak their story, speak their truth, and live a life where love always speaks. It doesn’t matter if you are a CEO, celebrity, supermodel, spin instructor, student, or a stay-at-home-mom or dad, speaking well in front of others is not only a career asset, it’s also a life asset. Book Sally Lou Loveman and help your listeners step up their speaking game and their human game by using their voice. The Lovespeaks Series Podcast: https://lovespeaks.com/podcast Speak: Love Your Story. Your Audience is Waiting: https://lovespeaks.com/speak Show Highlights: * Remember, your story is happening as it's happening. You don't always see it until later. —Sally Lou Loveman* My keynote is about helping people find their voice so they can be a happier, better, more connected human. —Sally Lou Loveman* We all have an audience. You don't have to be a celebrity or a speaker—everyone has an audience. People are waiting to hear from you. —Sally Lou Loveman* Fear has no access when we are in our purpose. —Sally Lou Loveman* You take fear away by practicing. —Sally Lou Loveman* Everyone should think about their walk-on song to remind themselves that they'll get through this. The ending might not be what they want, but you have remind yourself to have fun until you get to the ending. —Sally Lou Loveman* If you don't have a community of people, you won't get through it. —Sally Lou Loveman The Action Catalyst is a weekly podcast hosted by Dan Moore, President of Southwestern Advantage, the oldest direct-sales company in America, and Partner with Southwestern Consulting. With more than 45 years in sales leadership and marketing management, Dan has a wealth of knowledge to share on how to make better use of time to achieve life, sales, and other business goals. Each week, he interviews some of the nation’s top thought leaders and experts, sharing meaningful tips and advice. Subscribe on iTunes and please leave a rating and review!

 Being Fully Present with Brian Biro: Episode 323 of The Action Catalyst Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 33:37

Brian Biro is America’s Breakthrough Coach! He is one of the nation's foremost speakers and teachers of leadership, possibility thinking, thriving on change, and team-building. He has delivered more than 1,800 presentations around the world in the past 29 years. His clients include such diverse organizations as Lockheed Martin (94 events), the US Army, the University of Notre Dame, UCLA, the North Carolina Association for the Advancement of Teaching, senators, and representatives from 13 western states, the Virginia School Superintendents, Kaiser Permanente, Starbucks, Pizza Hut, IHOP, Microsoft, Oracle, Cisco, McDonalds, Dairy Queen, Allstate Insurance, Good Samaritan Hospital, RE/MAX, Shaklee, the American Rental Association and hundreds more.  A former vice president of a major transportation corporation in the Pacific Northwest, he helped lead a major turnaround that resulted in the company quadrupling in revenues, becoming solidly profitable, and being named the leader in the air freight industry for customer service and convenience by Distribution magazine. Brian is the author of 14 books including the bestseller, Beyond Success! which reached #16 on the Amazon.com top 100—from over 2 million titles, and his new book, The ROI of Kindness. Brian was rated #1 from over 40 speakers at four consecutive INC. Magazine International Business Conferences. He graduated with honors from Stanford and served as the President of the UCLA Graduate School of Management Student Association while earning his MBA from UCLA. He has appeared on Good Morning America, CNN's Business Unusual, and has been a guest on more than 300 radio programs throughout the country. He has also been a featured speaker at the Disney Institute in Orlando. Brian was named one of the UCLA Graduate School of Management’s 100 Most Inspirational Graduates in the history of the school. Most recently, Brian was also honored as one of the top 10 interactive speakers in North America and one of the top 60 motivational speakers in the world. Show Highlights * The breakthrough is going from fear to love and doing things that you didn't think you could do. —Brian Biro* Driving to be the best was tearing me apart because it's all about comparison. I shifted from the drive to be the best to the desire to be my best. —Brian Biro* There's no failure, it's just how can I get better. —Brian Biro* Within every adversity is planted the seed of equivalent or greater benefit. —Brian Biro* The shift in focus from fear to faith is how you get through the brick walls in your life. —Brian Biro* When you're fully present, 100 percent of your mind, body, and spirit are with the person you're with. And you say to them, "you matter" and "you count." —Brian Biro* What you focus on is not what you get, it's what you create. Focus on what you want to create. —Brian Biro* When you're feeling the most down, be the most grateful, even if it's the smallest thing. Take charge of your energy. Focus on purpose and movement. —Brian Biro The Action Catalyst is a weekly podcast hosted by Dan Moore, President of Southwestern Advantage, the oldest direct-sales company in America, and Partner with Southwestern Consulting. With more than 45 years in sales leadership and marketing management, Dan has a wealth of knowledge to share on how to make better use of time to achieve life, sales, and other business goals. Each week, he interviews some of the nation’s top thought leaders and experts, sharing meaningful tips and advice. Subscribe on iTunes and please leave a rating and review!

 Let Go to Grow with Gigi Butler: Episode 322 of The Action Catalyst | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 32:48

Gigi Butler, entrepreneur and founder of Gigi’s Cupcakes, admits her story of success is full of sweet irony. Gigi opened her first Gigi’s Cupcakes location just off Music Row in Nashville, Tennessee in 2008. Gigi’s Cupcakes is now the largest cupcake franchise in the world. With an entrepreneurial spirit that needed an outlet at the age of 15, Gigi opened her first business, Gigi’s Cleaning Company, which she continued to grow once she moved from California to Nashville in 1994. She cleaned houses during the day and sang at downtown Nashville honky-tonks at night. After a decade of pursuing a career as an entertainer, the heartaches of the music industry hit home. Gigi decided to step back and focus on her financial future. While building a sweet empire was never part of her plan, Gigi realized that her culinary and business skills could take her places that she never dreamed about. She decided to take a chance on her other passion—baking. After being turned down by various banks and down to her last $33, Gigi went out on a limb and in 2008, leveraged several personal credit cards to fund the first Gigi’s Cupcakes store. She gambled everything she had to open her first location. Fortunately, her sweet treats quickly became Nashville’s delicacy dessert of choice. Shortly thereafter, Gigi’s Franchising, Inc. was born, and Gigi’s Cupcakes locations began popping up throughout North America. Over the course of the next decade and as the number of Gigi’s Cupcakes locations grew, Gigi became a sought-after public speaker. Her motivational, inspirational and entrepreneurial "rags-to-riches" story has become a centerpiece for corporate events, business and social gatherings, as well as on college campuses (and especially those with entrepreneurial programs). Always leaving the crowd wanting more, Gigi offers the attendees access to her deepest thoughts, fears, successes, and failures, with an emphasis on how to fight fear and look at fear as a motivator rather than an obstacle. Gigi’s autobiography, The Secret Ingredient: Recipes for Success In Business and Life was released in December 2018. Gigi shares her personal success story, her hard-won business acumen, and the life-changing inspiration that she’s gained from a challenging life. Each chapter includes a piece of business advice and a delicious sweet and savory recipe. The book is available here on her website, on Amazon, or anywhere books are sold. Show Highlights: * While I was cleaning, I was learning so many things because I was in the midst of successful people. It's so important to brand yourself. —Gigi Butler* Opportunities come, but people are too afraid to say, "Why not?" —Gigi Butler* You have to let go to grow. That's been the hardest lesson for me, but you have to do it to grow. —Gigi Butler* After Undercover Boss, our goal was to become a consistent company. —Gigi Butler* You need to be in the "why not" instead of the "what if." —Gigi Butler Gigi's final thoughts: Fear cannot be something that stops you. It has to be your motivator, not your obstacle. The Action Catalyst is a weekly podcast hosted by Dan Moore, President of Southwestern Advantage, the oldest direct-sales company in America, and Partner with Southwestern Consulting. With more than 45 years in sales leadership and marketing management, Dan has a wealth of knowledge to share on how to make better ...

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