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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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 Matt Keller God of the Underdogs Episode 95 on The Rory Vaden Show | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Matt Keller is the founding lead pastor of the 9th fastest growing church in America today, Next Level Church in Fort Myers, Florida. He is a passionate and inspirational nationwide speaker, who also relationally coaches hundreds of leaders and pastors through Next Level Coaching. He truly is a leader of leaders, encouraging them to take their leadership to the next level. As a husband, father, leading pastor, speaker, writer and coach, he leads by example. Matt is the author of several books, one being his new book God of the Underdogs. Show Highlights: • Anyone that has a huge goal, is an underdog. @Rory_Vaden • I knew a lot about what I didn’t want to be, but not a lot about what I did want to be. @MatthewKeller • To be a successful leader, you have to be flexible and teachable @MatthewKeller • Teachability is being willing to relearn what you think you already know @MatthewKeller • Everyone God used in a great way, started out as an underdog. @MatthewKeller • Biblical heroes had to overcome excuses to be used by God, live out their destiny, and change the world. @MatthewKeller • Jesus was an underdog. Until him, death was undefeated. He’s the only one who conquered death. @MatthewKeller • Maybe you can’t, but God can. @Rory_Vaden • Refuse those underdog excuses, you have the permission to believe you can change the world. @MatthewKeller • Choose a goal that is so big, that it would be impossible without God. That way when it comes true, you know it’s because God made it happen. @Rory_Vaden • Faith is a choice, choosing to trust that what is happening now is for a greater glory later on. @Rory_Vaden • The first decision to achieve your destiny in life is to refuse the excuses. @MatthewKeller If you are interested in Matt’s book, God of the Underdogs, visit www.mattkelleronline.com. The Rory Vaden show is a weekly podcast that Rory hosts every Wednesday, which is regularly in the Top 25 of Business News Podcasts and has listeners from all around the world. The show shares “insights and inspiration for movers and shakers in the world of business”™. Each week Rory shares ideas on how to increase your self-discipline and make better use of your time to help you achieve your goals in life. He also interviews one very special expert guest and thought leader every week. Subscribe on iTunes and please leave a rating and review!

 Jordan Harbinger The Art of Charm Episode 94 on The Rory Vaden Show | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Jordan Harbinger has always had an affinity for social influence, interpersonal dynamics and social engineering. He is the host of The Art of Charm – one of the most popular podcast in the world, with 1.3 million downloads every month. Through his podcast and his website, www.theartofcharm.com, Jordan primarily helps men to become more charismatic, better networkers, increase their confidence, and have deeper relationships. Show Highlights: • Before you ever open your mouth people are making assumptions about who you are. @Rory_Vaden • There is no right of passage into manhood like there was decades ago. @TheArtofCharm • Guys aren’t investing in the transition between being an ordinary guy and becoming an extraordinary man. @TheArtofCharm • Most guys aren’t ready to address any of the responsibilities manhood demands. @TheArtofCharm • Charisma is learnable. It’s a nurture, not a natural kind of process. @TheArtofCharm • When you change your nonverbal communication to be more confident people start to treat you differently. @TheArtofCharm • Are you disciplined enough to work out your body, but not willing to work out your personality? @TheArtofCharm • Outgrowing our past isn’t automatic, it’s manual. @TheArtofCharm • Charisma and confidence are the outward display of how we perceive ourselves @Rory_Vaden • It’s very difficult to be outwardly charismatic if you have trouble being inwardly confident. @TheArtofCharm • Truly confident men are honest about what they’re afraid of because they can be vulnerable and authentic. @TheArtofCharm • Rory shares the secrets of C.H.A.R.I.S.M.A. If you are interested in charisma, non-verbal communication, networking skills, and more, go to The Art of Charm podcast to learn more. The Rory Vaden show is a weekly podcast that Rory hosts every Wednesday, which is regularly in the Top 25 of Business News Podcasts and has listeners from all around the world. The show shares “insights and inspiration for movers and shakers in the world of business”™. Each week Rory shares ideas on how to increase your self-discipline and make better use of your time to help you achieve your goals in life. He also interviews one very special expert guest and thought leader every week. Subscribe on iTunes and please leave a rating and review!

 Darren Hardy The Entrepreneur Roller Coaster Episode 93 on The Rory Vaden Show | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Darren Hardy is the publisher and founding editor of SUCCESS Magazine and the New York Times Best Selling Author of The Compound Effect. Darren has mentored tens of thousands of entrepreneurs and other achievers through private programs and has done one-on-one mentoring with several top CEOs, world-class entrepreneurs and other high-performance individuals. In his new book The Entrepreneur Roller Coaster, he will prepare you for the wild ride of entrepreneurship. From it, you will learn the best strategies Darren has ever collected from the most successful people on the planet, covering the four essential skills necessary for entrepreneurial success: Sales, Recruiting, Leadership, and Productivity.   Show Highlights: • Darren believes that in the coming years, the amount of entrepreneurs will grow immensely, but most of them are not ready. They will try, but they will fail. • 66% of all small businesses fail. • The reasons why entrepreneurs fail are not external factors, but internal. Not technical, but emotional. @DarrenHardy • Everyone is an entrepreneur. They create and design the life they want to live. @DarrenHardy • When you separate from the herd, you expect everyone around you to be excited. They’re not. @DarrenHardy • When you stop being like other people, other people stop liking you. @DarrenHardy • First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win. – Mahatma Gandhi • How many people didn’t like Jesus of Nazareth? People couldn’t stand him. Yet he made a world changing impact. @DarrenHardy • Sometimes your ambition calls out the fear in others, making them resist you. @Rory_Vaden • Dogs don’t bark at parked cars. Once you begin shaking things up, people will notice. @DarrenHardy • Sales is not pushing and prodding, it’s questioning and listening. @DarrenHardy • We live in an era of epic distractions. All these tools we built for productivity have advanced far faster than our human capacity can mange them. @DarrenHardy   If you are interested in reading Darren’s new book The Entrepreneur Roller Coaster, visit www.rollercoasterbook.com.   The Rory Vaden show is a weekly podcast that Rory hosts every Wednesday, which is regularly in the Top 25 of Business News Podcasts and has listeners from all around the world. The show shares “insights and inspiration for movers and shakers in the world of business”™. Each week Rory shares ideas on how to increase your self-discipline and make better use of your time to help you achieve your goals in life. He also interviews one very special expert guest and thought leader every week. Subscribe on iTunes and please leave a rating and review!

 Nishant Kasibhatla Maximize Your Memory Power Episode 92 on The Rory Vaden Show | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Nishant Kasibhatla is a Guinness Record Holder in Memory, the 1st and only Grandmaster of Memory, and International Master of Memory in Singapore. He is a popular speaker and trainer with over 15 years experience in conducting training in areas such as Peak Mental Performance, Memory Improvement, Enhancing Productivity and Motivation for multi-national companies, schools, students & individuals of all walks of life around the globe. Click here for full client listing and testimonials. Some of his major achievements in the field of memory include: 1. Memorized a 1944 digit number. 2. Memorized a 1200 digit binary number. 3. Memorized the sequence of 7 decks of shuffled playing cards (364 cards) 4. Memorized the sequence of 1 deck of playing cards in 1 min 50 seconds. 5. Became the best Asian memorizer at the World Memory Championship 2003. In this episode, Rory and Nishant discuss: how memory works, how to improve one’s memory, and the informational capacity of the human brain. Interview Highlights • Want to increase your memory? Listen to the Daily Discipline podcast to hear the Guinness Record Holder’s memory techniques. @MemoryNishant • Memory is something that you can train by using techniques. @MemoryNishant • The three stages of memory are: registration, retention, and recall. @MemoryNishant • Can we run out of memory? No. There’s no limit to how much information we can store in our brain. @MemoryNishant • Scientists estimate that our brain stores up to 2.5 million gigabytes of information. @MemoryNishant • The first step to improve your memory is to get out of the trap of believing your memory is bad. @MemoryNishant • Don’t say your memory is bad. Say you have a good memory and look for the areas in your life where your memory is good. @MemoryNishant • All memory is based on how well we pay attention. Use Nishant’s “V-A-P” to pay better attention: • Visualization. We remember pictures better. Think of ways to convert information into a picture and your brain will reward you. @MemoryNishant • Association. Whatever information you want to learn, associate it with something you already know. @MemoryNishant • Pleasure. Try to find ways where you can have fun in the learning process. When learning is fun, learning is easy. @MemoryNishant • Whatever is bizarre or stands out will stay in your memory for a longer time. @MemoryNishant • Does memory get worse with age? You have a choice. As you age, your memory goes down if you don’t do anything about it. @MemoryNishant • Rory gives his 7 techniques (“tions”) to remember people’s names. Pickup Nishant’s new book Maximize Your Memory Power on Amazon.com. If you want more information on how to improve your memory, visit Nishant’s website: remembernishant.com/ The Rory Vaden show is a weekly podcast that Rory hosts every Wednesday, which is regularly in the Top 25 of Business News Podcasts and has listeners from all around the world. The show shares “insights and inspiration for movers and shakers in the world of business”™. Each week Rory shares ideas on how to increase your self-discipline and make better use of your time to help you achieve your goals in life. He also interviews one very special expert guest and thought leader every week. Subscribe on iTunes and please leave a rating and review!

 Shari Arison Doing Good is Good Business Episode 91 on The Rory Vaden Show | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

As of 2014, Forbes estimated Shari Arison’s fortune at US $4.9 billion, making her the 312th-wealthiest person in the world, and the fourth-wealthiest in Israel. Shari is an American-born Israeli businesswoman and philanthropist, She is the owner of Arison Investments that comprises several business companies, and has several philanthropic organizations that are subsidiaries of The Ted Arison Family Foundation. She is also the founder of “Good Deeds Day” which is one of the largest philanthropic movements in the world.  In 2013, Arison published her book Activate Your Goodness: Transforming the World through Doing Good, an instant NY Times bestseller, and a bestseller in Israel. Her new book is called The Doing Good Model and was just released. Last year Shari was also deemed the 64th most influential woman in the entire world. In this week’s episode, Rory and Shari discuss what is means to be “good” while running a successful multi­billionaire business model. Interview Highlights: • Shari’s whole philosophy is doing the right things for humanity, the world, and the environment actually creates profits. • Do good for people and for the planet, and you can still profit in everything that you do. #ShariArison • By caring for people, employees, customers, and the planet­ you will prosper. #ShariArison • Caring cannot stop at any level. Caring for each individual is equally important. #ShariArison • We have one planet that we live on. We need to care for that one planet as well. #ShariArison • If you do the right thing, it always comes back to you. Not only in karma, but profit. ­@Rory_Vaden • You cannot tell people to be value­based, it has to be educated, engaged in, and enrolled in. This takes time. #ShariArison • You can have a successful business and still be value­ based. • Connect to your heart and see what you are passionate about. If you are passionate, you can create amazing things. #ShariArison • You don’t need to go into dark places and turn on the light. Instead, you can grow the goodness and grow the light. #ShariArison • The issue is the future, and all of us are the collective future. We all have a responsibility to do good. #ShariArison Mark your calendars for “Good Deeds Day,” April 10th. Join 61 International countries in a day of celebration about the goodness of life. This cross culture event includes people of all ages and backgrounds. Add to the ever growing number of 3 million hours of volunteer work in 11,000 projects with 930,000 people in this one glorious day. You can also visit doinggoodmodel.com to purchase Shari Arison’s books and get more information about Shari’s business model. The Rory Vaden show is a weekly podcast that Rory hosts every Wednesday, which is regularly in the Top 25 of Business News Podcasts and has listeners from all around the world. The show shares “insights and inspiration for movers and shakers in the world of business”™. Each week Rory shares ideas on how to increase your self-discipline and make better use of your time to help you achieve your goals in life. He also interviews one very special expert guest and thought leader every week. Subscribe on iTunes and please leave a rating and review!

 Erin Casey Master Storytelling Episode 90 on The Rory Vaden Show | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 47:33

Erin has a bachelor’s in journalism from Sam Houston State University with a focus in advertising and photography. The combined study of words and imagery has proven beneficial to her career as a writer, editor and book coach. She has written hundreds of articles and interviewed local folks, celebrities and successful entrepreneurs. She has written articles on topics ranging from faith and religion, to entrepreneurship, as well as celebrity and business profiles. Her work has been featured in national newsstand publication including SUCCESS Magazine, Empowering Women, Live Happy, and Success from Home among others. Today Rory and Erin Casey talk about the power of telling a story. In this show, they will discuss the critical elements that make up a great story and the most common mistakes people make. Interview Highlights • Through history, story tellers were respected because they were able to share information while entertaining people. -@ErinKCasey • While we forget the majority of information we are exposed to everyday, we tend to remember stories. -@ErinKCasey • Context is what enables readers to see how your information relates to their lives. -@ErinKCasey • People don’t tell stories because it’s easier to just stick with facts and figures. -@ErinKCasey • People don’t buy based on facts. Buying is largely an emotion decision. -@ErinKCasey • I don’t know a better way to get over fear than to just do it. -@ErinKCasey • People want authenticity and connection. Stories create that connection. -@ErinKCasey • If you’re writing, you need to have a hook–something that draws people in. -@ErinKCasey • To be effective, you have to be relevant. -@ErinKCasey • Tell an “I” focused story with a “you” focused message. -@Rory_Vaden • If you’re going to go through the effort of writing a book, get an editor or a book coach to challenge it. -@ErinKCasey • 3 Takeaways to become a better story teller: 1. Pay attention. Don’t forget to look up at the world. Everyday we see something that could make a good illustration or good story. People relate to every day stories. 2. Write down what you see and experience. Revisit these notes on occasion to find inspiration. 3. Take some time to listen to your readers. Connecting is a two-way street. Buy your copy of Erin’s new book Get Personal: The Importance of Sharing Your Faith Story at Erin-Casey.com to learning how to tell your story better. You can also find resources from Erin at mywritersconnection.com. The Rory Vaden show is a weekly podcast that Rory hosts every Wednesday, which is regularly in the Top 25 of Business News Podcasts and has listeners from all around the world. The show shares “insights and inspiration for movers and shakers in the world of business”™. Each week Rory shares ideas on how to increase your self-discipline and make better use of your time to help you achieve your goals in life. He also interviews one very special expert guest and thought leader every week. Subscribe on iTunes and please leave a rating and review!

 Scott Halford Activate Your Brain Episode 89 on The Rory Vaden Show | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Scott Halford, CSP, CPAE is an Emmy Award winning writer and producer, an engaging presenter and a long-time consultant to Fortune 500 executive teams. His expansive knowledge in the areas of achievement psychology, which includes brain-based behavioral science, emotional intelligence, critical thinking, and the principles of influence add richness and depth to his programs. His workshops and keynotes are filled with humor, wit and depth. In this episode, Rory digs into behavioral neuroscience with expert achievement psychologist and award-winning writer Scott Halford. They delve into questions surrounding the brain, how much its composition dictates the direction of our lives, and what we can do to shape our brain to operate in a way that creates success. Interview Highlights • When we understand our biology, we are able to understand what drives our body. -@BeAShortcut • The era of “do more with less” is gone. Doing fewer things better is what works in congruency with the makeup of the brain. -@BeAShortcut • When you apply what you’ve learned your memory strengthens and your life becomes different. -@BeAShortcut • We remember what we hold to be important. -@BeAShortcut • Our brains are glad to do what we want them to do as long as we intentionally attend to the things we find important. -@BeAShortcut • There are three parts to the brain: 1) Reptilian brain 2) Mammal brain 3) Human brain. -@BeAShortcut • The human part of the brain this is the part of the brain that we can discipline to act in such a way to create success. -@BeAShortcut • We must sleep well and eat well to successfully discipline our brain and achieve success. -@BeAShortcut • We must be purposeful in our brain activity and give our brain down time throughout the day. -@BeAShortcut • Cardiovascular activity and trying new things will keep our brain actively growing as we grow older. -@BeAShortcut • It is important that we understand how to properly treat our brain in order to maintain a healthy flow of such chemicals. -@BeAShortcut Look for Scott Halford’s new book: Activate Your Brain: Understanding Your Brain Can Improve Your Work and Your Life online or at your local bookstore. Make sure to check out Scott’s blog at http://completeintelligence.com/ in order to keep up with him! The Rory Vaden show is a weekly podcast that Rory hosts every Wednesday, which is regularly in the Top 25 of Business News Podcasts and has listeners from all around the world. The show shares “insights and inspiration for movers and shakers in the world of business”™. Each week Rory shares ideas on how to increase your self-discipline and make better use of your time to help you achieve your goals in life. He also interviews one very special expert guest and thought leader every week. Subscribe on iTunes and please leave a rating and review!

 Matt R Moore Southern Gentleman Episode 88 on The Rory Vaden Show | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Author, entrepreneur, chef, musician, host, adventurer... Southern Gentleman. These are just some of the words used to describe Nashville, TN based Matt Moore. Moore's work has garnered critical acclaim as far reaching as the BBC and CBC to The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Southern Living, Esquire, Men's Journal, TODAY, FOX, The Art of Manliness, and countless others. As a chef, Moore specializes in updated Southern cuisine with Mediterranean and Middle Eastern influences. His next work, A Southern Gentleman's Kitchen is out now. In this show, Rory and Matt discuss the questions:  What is manliness? What does it mean to be a “southern gentleman?” How can being a southern gentleman increase the ROI on your business and personal relationships? Interview Highlights • A Southern Gentlemen is an adventure seeking man that values hospitality, generosity, intellectual curiosity, and chivalry. -@hhofd • The kitchen offers a chance for us to pursue understanding of our partner’s heart. -@hhofd • Sharing a meal is that common meeting ground we can all relate to. -@hhofd • Cooking is one of those strange environments where you are always curiously learning through the process of making a new dish. -@hhofd • There’s an increasing awareness and “want-to” from young and middle-aged men to learn how to be a better man. -@hhofd • If you’re sacrificing quality, that’s something that’s going to catch up to you in the long-run. -@hhofd • We live in a society today where people are trying to capitalize a little too much on every opportunity. -@hhofd • Our focus in life and business should be to “kill people with kindness” and create long-lasting relationships. -@hhofd • If you stay true to yourself and you’re an earnest and humble individual, it continues to pay future dividends beyond what you’d ever hit on a one-time deal. -@hhofd • Relationships matter most. Invest in the long-term of a relationship, not the short term of the dollar. -@hhofd • There’s intrinsic value in being genuinely kind that is hard to measure in our results-oriented world. -@hhofd You can buy Matt’s new book, “A Southern Gentleman’s Kitchen” on Amazon. To find more on Matt, visit his website: http://www.mattrmoore.com/ The Rory Vaden show is a weekly podcast that Rory hosts every Wednesday, which is regularly in the Top 25 of Business News Podcasts and has listeners from all around the world. The show shares “insights and inspiration for movers and shakers in the world of business”™. Each week Rory shares ideas on how to increase your self-discipline and make better use of your time to help you achieve your goals in life. He also interviews one very special expert guest and thought leader every week. Subscribe on iTunes and please leave a rating and review!

 Christine Hassler “Expectation Hangover” Episode 87 on The Rory Vaden Show | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Christine Hassler left her successful job as a Hollywood agent at 25 to pursue a life she could be passionate about… but it did not come easily. After being inspired by her own unexpected challenges and experiences, she realized her journey was indeed her destination. In 2005, she wrote the first guidebook written exclusively for young women, entitled 20 Something 20 Everything. Christine’s second book, The 20 Something Manifesto written for men and women stems from her experience coaching twenty-something’s.  Her newest book Expectation Hangover: Overcoming Disappointment in Work, Love and Life is the guidebook for how to treat disappointment on the emotional, mental, behavioral and spiritual levels. In this podcast, Rory and Christine discuss how to deal with disappointment and overcome “expectation hangovers.” Interview Highlights • Expectation hangovers happen when we have too many expectations and are left with a feeling of disappointment. -@christinhassler • Most people have their biggest leaps in growth when something bad happens in their life. -@christinhassler • Disappointment can be internal (emotional) or external (results). • Feelings > form. Focus on the feelings of what you want in life, then the form takes care of itself. • Live a life of values and vision–not expectations. • Both complacency and overdoing come from a place of insecurity and inadequacy. -@christinhassler • Reorient yourself from an “outside-in” perspective to an “inside-out” perspective. -@christinhassler • Leverage your disappointments by milking them for what they’re worth. You miss out on gold when you try to bypass disappointment. -@christinhassler • When you argue with reality, you only lose 100% of the time. • Vulnerability is not weakness. It’s authenticity. -@byronkatie • If we don’t experience the emotions of anger, shame, and guilt, then we don’t get to experience the emotions of love, passion, and creativity. -@christinhassler Visit christinehassler.com to find more about Christine. You can purchase her new book “Expectation Hangover” on Amazon or expectationhangover.com The Rory Vaden show is a weekly podcast that Rory hosts every Wednesday, which is regularly in the Top 25 of Business News Podcasts and has listeners from all around the world. The show shares “insights and inspiration for movers and shakers in the world of business”™. Each week Rory shares ideas on how to increase your self-discipline and make better use of your time to help you achieve your goals in life. He also interviews one very special expert guest and thought leader every week. Subscribe on iTunes and please leave a rating and review!

 Shon Kokoszka Becoming an Empire Builder Episode 86 on The Rory Vaden Show | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Shon Kokoszka is president of Empire Builders – one of the leading training organizations in the world. A John Maxwell-certified coach and highly regarded presenter, Shon has committed his life to motivating others to succeed. With more than 20 years of business experience, including hundreds of millions of dollars in closed sales, Shon knows what it takes to set big goals and exceed them. As a small-business owner, he has compiled an impressive record of growing businesses, developing teams and delivering exceptional client service. As a coach and mentor, he has inspired thousands of top performers through his insights, experience and energy. Shon and his wife, Rosy, have three children, Armando, Danté, and Marybella. They live in Austin, Texas. In this episode Rory and Shon discuss the final two lies holding people back from success found in the book, “The ONE Thing.” The lies discussed in this episode are: “A Balance Life” and “Big is Bad.” Interview Highlights • Balance does not exist. Success isn’t about balance, it’s about balancing. • “Go long” out of balance for success at work. Apply four undisturbed hours towards the ONE Thing that matters most. • “Go short” out of balance in your personal life. Don’t be away too long from the things that matter personally. • Switching tasks causes a 28% loss in productivity. If you focus solely on what matters and don’t switch tasks, you can achieve in four days what used to take five. What would you do with an extra day every single week? • We want to focus on the 20% of activities that give us 80% of the results. • When you build your organization strategically, it will get big all on its own. • When you engage empire builders into your organization, they will leverage, scale, and grow your company with and for you. • GPS = Goal, Priorities, Strategies • Every level of achievement requires its own combination of: what you do, how you do it, and who you do it with. • Life doesn’t line the dominoes up for us, but when there’s a vision we can line the dominoes up appropriately. • Your thinking sets your trajectory. Bigger thinking requires: bigger actions, bigger relationships, and bigger habits. • “People do not decide their future. They decide their habits and their habits decide their future.” -F.M. Alexander Visit the1thing.com to find the 66 Day Habit Calendar. Go to ’resources’ and click on the ‘tools and forms’ link. Once printed, post it on the outside of your door for accountability! The Rory Vaden show is a weekly podcast that Rory hosts every Wednesday, which is regularly in the Top 25 of Business News Podcasts and has listeners from all around the world. The show shares “insights and inspiration for movers and shakers in the world of business”™. Each week Rory shares ideas on how to increase your self-discipline and make better use of your time to help you achieve your goals in life. He also interviews one very special expert guest and thought leader every week. Subscribe on iTunes and please leave a rating and review!

 Joshua Medcalf Burn Your Goals Episode 85 on The Rory Vaden Show | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Joshua Medcalf is an entrepreneur who founded Train to be CLUTCH (T2BC), a business and life consultancy through which he works with top performers all over the world from many different professions. He is also the author of the book Burn Your Goals: The Counter Cultural Approach to Achieving Your Greatest Potential.  He is also the director of mental training for UCLA women’s basketball. And when time permits, he travels around the country doing workshops for a variety of business, sports and school groups. Learn more about Joshua Medcalf at http://t2bc.com/ Is it just writing down your goals that leads to achieving them, or is there more to it? In this episode we will explore the significance of goals and learn how to focus on what matters to transform you into the person you want to become. Interview Highlights • Heart-first leadership means putting people’s hearts first. - @joshuamedcalf • Being a transformational person instead of transactional person. • What are you committed to doing with your 86,400 seconds every single each day to close the gap between who you are and who you want to become? - @joshuamedcalf • Focus on True Mental Toughness: give your very best, treat people well, have a great attitude, and have unconditional gratitude regardless of our situation. - @joshuamedcalf • Don’t focus on far off ‘goals’ to bring you to the person you want to become. Instead, focus on ‘every day things’ you have control over. • Greatness isn’t sexy; it’s dirty hard work. - @joshuamedcalf • If you just focus on results, then it’s easy for you to forget working on your foundation. You’ll crumble without a foundation. • The difference between religion and Jesus: Religion = do. Jesus = done. - @joshuamedcalf • Work is a form a worship. It’s not working for something, it’s working from this place of knowing who you are and whose you are.  - @joshuamedcalf • Love changes us. Rules and regulations have never brought up the best in people. - @joshuamedcalf Joshua Medcalf: http://t2bc.com/ Judah Smith’s book, “Jesus Is” http://jesus-is.org/ Please leave a comment letting us know what your goal plan is on http://roryvadenblog.com. How do you manage goals? Do they matter? The Rory Vaden show is a weekly podcast that Rory hosts every Wednesday, which is regularly in the Top 25 of Business News Podcasts and has listeners from all around the world. The show shares “insights and inspiration for movers and shakers in the world of business”™. Each week Rory shares ideas on how to increase your self-discipline and make better use of your time to help you achieve your goals in life. He also interviews one very special expert guest and thought leader every week. Subscribe on iTunes and please leave a rating and review!

 Denise Lee Yohn, What Great Brands Do, Episode 84 on The Rory Vaden Show | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Denise served as lead strategist at advertising agencies for Burger King and Land Rover and as the marketing leader and analyst for Jack in the Box restaurants. Denise went on to head Sony Electronic Inc.’s first ever brand office, where she was the vice president/general manager of brand and strategy and garnered major corporate awards.  She is a regular contributor to the Harvard Business Review blog, Forbes, and Seeking Alpha, she writes the monthly column Brand New Perspectives to QSR Magazine, and she regularly appears on Fox Business TV as a commentator on breaking business news. In 2008 she launched her blog, brand-as-business bites™, which the Marketing Executives Networking Group (MENG) named as one of the top 20 marketing blogs. Denise also penned the book What Great Brands Do: The Seven Brand-Building Principles that Separate the Best from the Rest (Jossey-Bass). Find out more at www.deniseleeyohn.com. Interview Highlights • Brand is so much more than logo and advertising. - @deniseleeyohn • Culture and customer experience have much more to do with branding than your logo. - @deniseleeyohn • Great brands start inside. - @deniseleeyohn • Hear the story of a great brand turnaround from @deniseleeyohn • A brand can't be a promise; it needs to be a promise delivered. - @deniseleeyohn • You have to stand out and give people a reason to choose you. - @deniseleeyohn • What separates great brands from good brands… w/ @deniseleeyohn • Learn what “Brand Integration” is and why you need it! • The things you need to know to create a stand out brand. - @deniseleeyohn • Modern day strategies of branding. • What reputation is to a person, brand is to a company. • A brand is an extension of your personal reputation. • Your brand is the expression of your company’s values. • Salespeople are always building the brand of trust. The Rory Vaden show is a weekly podcast that Rory hosts every Wednesday, which is regularly in the Top 25 of Business News Podcasts and has listeners from all around the world. The show shares “insights and inspiration for movers and shakers in the world of business”™. Each week Rory shares ideas on how to increase your self-discipline and make better use of your time to help you achieve your goals in life. He also interviews one very special expert guest and thought leader every week. Subscribe on iTunes and please leave a rating and review!

 Gretchen Rubin, Better Than Before: How to Change Your Habits, Episode 83 on The Rory Vaden Show | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Gretchen Rubin is one of the most thought-provoking and influential writers on habits and happiness. Her books The Happiness Project and Happier at Home were both instant New York Times bestsellers, and The Happiness Project spent more than two years on the bestseller list, including at #1. Her books have sold more than two million copies, in 30 languages. Her new book, Better than Before, is about how we change our habits and was just released last week. Learn more at http://www.GretchenRubin.com. Interview Highlights • On this week’s podcast Rory chats with #1 New York Times bestselling author @GretchenRubin • @GretchenRubin and I discuss habits, happiness, and how to change your life • #1 NYT bestselling author of The Happiness Project, @GretchenRubin, talks about her new book • @GretchenRubin explains why “Rewards are dangerous when it comes to habits.” • How to change your habits with @GretchenRubin • Happiness issues are almost always the result of bad habits - @GretchenRubin • @GretchenRubin and I delineate the difference between simple and complex habits • How to make and break habits – for real with @GretchenRubin • What you are doing that is ruining your chance of good habits w/@GretchenRubin • @GretchenRubin explodes several common misconceptions about habits… • What you may not realize about habits and how to form them… • @GretchenRubin discusses w/ me why rewards undermine intrinsic motivation. • @GretchenRubin and I explore the difference between self-discipline, will power and habits • What you don’t understand about habits w/ @GretchenRubin • Listen to me  and #1 NYT bestselling author @GretchenRubin talk about habits and self-discipline The Rory Vaden show is a weekly podcast that Rory hosts every Wednesday, which is regularly in the Top 25 of Business News Podcasts and has listeners from all around the world. The show shares “insights and inspiration for movers and shakers in the world of business”™. Each week Rory shares ideas on how to increase your self-discipline and make better use of your time to help you achieve your goals in life. He also interviews one very special expert guest and thought leader every week. Subscribe on iTunes and please leave a rating and review!

 Jay Papasan The One Thing Episode 82 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Jay Papasan is the Vice President of publishing and Executive Editor at KellerINK, the publishing arm of Keller Williams Realty. He is best known for co-authoring with Gary Keller best-selling books, including The Millionaire Real Estate Investor which became both a New York Times best-seller and a BusinessWeek best-seller, and The ONE Thing, which reached #1 on the Wall Street Journal business best-seller list. In 2014 he was named by the Swanepoel Power 200 as one of the Most Powerful People in Real Estate. He and his wife Wendy are owners of The Papasan Real Estate Team (and they own a pet ostrich!) Learn more at: www.The1Thing.com Interview Highlights: • Statistically 28% of every week is wasted when you do this one thing… @JayPapasan explains • @JayPapasan get into an intellectual debate on the value of “discipline” in this week’s #podcast • #1 Wall St Journal bestselling author @JayPapasan spends time talking w/ me about #TheONEThing • What if you could quadruple your productivity by just focusing on #TheONEThing? • People who were “stoned” scored 6 points higher in IQ than those that were multitasking! [Listen] • Your brain is 1/50th of your body mass but uses up 20% of your energy • Open floor plans and they foster more creativity but not productivity. - @JayPapasan • On this wk’s #podcast I reconcile how the principles of #POPBk fit with #TheONEThing • My #podcast this week is with @JayPapasan who co-authored #TheONEThing w/ @GaryKeller • Saying “no” to things takes a lot of energy. Being healthy prevents distraction. - @JayPapasan • A great lie that thwarts productivity is believing everything matters equally. - @JayPapasan • The real human cost and the myth of multitasking. @JayPapasan and I discuss… • If you chase 2 rabits you will not catch either one. @JayPapasan from #TheONEThing explains… The Rory Vaden show is a weekly podcast that Rory hosts every Wednesday, which is regularly in the Top 25 of Business News Podcasts and has listeners from all around the world. The show shares “insights and inspiration for movers and shakers in the world of business”™. Each week Rory shares ideas on how to increase your self-discipline and make better use of your time to help you achieve your goals in life. He also interviews one very special expert guest and thought leader every week. Subscribe on iTunes and please leave a rating and review!

 Verne Harnish Scaling Up Episode 81 on The Rory Vaden Show | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Verne is founder of the world-renowned Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO) and chaired for 15 years EO's premier CEO program, the "Birthing of Giants", held at MIT. Founder and CEO of Gazelles, a global executive education and coaching company with hundreds of partners on six continents, Verne has spent more than 30 years educating entrepreneurial teams. The "Growth Guy" syndicated columnist, he's also a regular columnist for Fortune magazine. He's the author of Mastering the Rockefeller Habits and, along with the editors of Fortune, authoredThe Greatest Business Decisions of All Time, for which Jim Collins wrote the foreword. His newest book is called Scaling Up: How a Few Companies Make It...and Why the Rest Don't (Rockefeller Habits 2.0). Interview Highlights • Find out what the single biggest mistake companies make when they are scaling up from Verne Harnish @thegrowthguy • You know you have execellent strategy when you say no more than you say yes. – Verne Harnish @thegrowthguy • The 7/70 rule and how it can make you rich. Verne Harnish @thegrowthguy • You can’t afford to go after everyone. – Verne Harnish @thegrowthguy • 7 Levers you can move to increase your company’s cash position. – Verne Harnish @thegrowthguy • If you sell to C-Level you must listen to my interview of Verne Harnish @thegrowthguy • Customer funded businesses are ALWAYS the best businesses. – Verne Harnish @thegrowthguy • How to know if you’re #ScalingUp too fast w/ Verne Harnish @thegrowthguy • Make a definitive list of your next best customer. – Verne Harnish @thegrowthguy • If you’re a sales manager you must give your team specific clients to target. – Verne Harnish @thegrowthguy Other Show Highlights • The simple truth of the world’s wealthiest people • Most of us overthink, overreact and overcomplicate. • Why the permission of imperfect may be your key to wealth… • Don’t worry about what you can’t do; focus on what you can do. • What rich people do that most do not • Why most fail but you will triumph • You are rare. You are special. You are different. Listen… • Why reading this will make you one of the few destined for greatness The Rory Vaden show is a weekly podcast that Rory hosts every Wednesday, which is regularly in the Top 25 of Business News Podcasts and has listeners from all around the world. The show shares “insights and inspiration for movers and shakers in the world of business”™. Each week Rory shares ideas on how to increase your self-discipline and make better use of your time to help you achieve your goals in life. He also interviews one very special expert guest and thought leader every week. Subscribe on iTunes and please leave a rating and review!

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