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The Impact Entrepreneur

Mike Flynn takes you behind closed doors and invites you into his conversations with game changing entrepreneurs. These conversations go beyond success and failure, beyond product or service or platform, to uncover what is really behind the decisions these entrepreneurs make and what IMPACT they hope to have in the world.
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Nov 12, 2018

Chris Voss is the CEO & Founder of the Black Swan Group and author of Never Split The Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It. But before Chris donned his entrepreneur hat, he was the lead international kidnapping negotiator for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, as well as the FBI’s hostage negotiation representative for the National Security Council’s Hostage Working Group.

 

He has used his many years of experience in international crisis and high-stakes negotiations to develop a unique program and team that applies these globally proven techniques to the business world, and today we’re going to learn some of those techniques.

 

“You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.” –Zig Ziglar

 

In reflecting on the Zig Ziglar quote above, I found myself pondering a question: do you need to know what you want before you can help other people get what they want?

 

“Absolutely not,” Chris answered without hesitation. “It’s much more a question of is that the beginning of your thinking or confining your thinking.” What Chris means is that we can’t allow goal setting to narrow our focus because “whatever goal you have in mind is, at best, maybe 80% of what’s out there.”

 

Let’s use an FBI negotiation as an example. In any negotiation, there are two problems: being focused on a goal and being focused on how you’re going to get there.

 

The inherent danger in these problems – things that some might consider common course in their business or life – is that when you know exactly what you want, you can become inflexible and miss out on unexpected opportunities that come up.

 

“Never be so sure of what you want that you wouldn’t take something better,” Chris says. It helps the FBI get the best information, and it can help you get the most of what’s available in business and in life.

 

Conquering Fear

 

What role does fear play in negotiation, in business, and in life? “THE role.”

 

Chris says the hardest thing for us to do is admit that we’re afraid of anything. So how do you conquer or overcome that? There are two hacks:

 

  • Chris learned in his time on crisis intervention lines that if you can turn someone from grief to gratitude, regardless of what the issue is, they’ll be almost instantaneously healed.
  • The identification of the negative diminishes it, “every single time.” A study highlighted in the book The Upward Spiral: Using Neuroscience to Reverse the Course of Depression, One Small Change at a Time demonstrates that when people simply identify what they’re feeling (whether it’s sadness, disparity, fear, or something else) the electrical activity in the negative part of the brain drops. Not some of the time, but every single time.

 

So how do you deal with a negative feeling like fear? Self-identify it and then reorient yourself towards gratitude!

 

You can learn more incredible hacks like this in Chris’ “The Edge” newsletter.

 

“The Edge” is a free newsletter that comes out every Tuesday. It’s a short, easy read that will help you keep your negotiation skills up-to-speed.

 

To sign up, head over to https://blog.blackswanltd.com/the-edge or text “fbiempathy” to 22828.

 

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Nov 5, 2018

“If I have seen further than others, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” –Isaac Newton

 

Today’s guest, like Isaac Newton, has certainly stood on the shoulders of giants: his phenomenal parents, his longtime coach Alan Arata, the ‘96 Olympic decathlon gold medalist Dan O’Brien, and too many others to name.

 

With the teachings of these mentors as his rock-solid foundation, Eli Bremer became an Olympian, an Air Force Academy graduate, and a serial entrepreneur specializing in high-impact business activities.

 

These mentors “helped me understand who I was, who I am, and what my potential would be.” They were more than just leaders – they were partners who invested their time and shined a light on his potential, even when Eli couldn’t see it himself, “and that makes a big difference.”

 

Becoming an Olympic Modern Pentathlete

 

If you’re not familiar, the pentathlon is a unique Olympic sport tracing back to the original games.

 

The Greeks valued a well-rounded person, so they created the traditional pentathlon as the culminating event of early Olympic games. Comprised of a number of fighting skills, the traditional pentathlon included a short foot race, the javelin throw, the discus throw, the long jump, and wrestling. It was the ultimate test of the all-around athlete.

 

When the Olympics were revived in 1912, they kept the idea but chose different events for the modern pentathlon: fencing, freestyle swimming, equestrian show jumping, and a combined event of pistol shooting and cross country running.

 

Through the early 2000s, Eli was an up-and-coming modern pentathlete, winning in the 2007 Pan Am Games and earning a slot for the 2008 Olympics. Before the 2008 games, Eli was ranked in the top 10 in the world.

 

Lessons Learned Through Training

 

Through training for this taxing event, Eli learned a few lessons we can all benefit from.

 

“The harder I trained, I didn’t necessarily get better – but the more I learned how to recover and to balance everything out, the more I advanced.”

 

As a result, Eli got better at balancing more things in every area of his life and, ultimately, get more things done – a skill that certainly benefits him today in the entrepreneurial world.

 

Eli also learned to care more about the process than the results. “You just have to learn to focus on the process. Because if you let yourself focus on the outcome, it’s going to kill you.” And as soon as Eli made this psychological transition to committing to the process over anything else, his scores got better, he was more consistent, and he made fewer errors.

 

This last lesson took a longer time to learn, but it’s a goodie: “Quit trying to win and start trying to be good – because good athletes win more often.” Focusing on the outliers too much can put you in a dangerous state of mind, and this is as true in competition as it is in business or personal life.

 

“Winning can happen by accident, but being the best you can be or the best in the world is much more difficult than simply winning.”

 

Overcoming Catastrophe

 

Unfortunately, Eli experienced a disappointing Olympics after a catastrophic horseback riding accident hospitalized him just over a week before the competition.

 

The weeks after the accident were devastating, but those lessons Eli learned through training helped carry him through to one of the best performances in his athletic career. Just two months after his accident, he won a Bronze Medal at the World Cup Final, the top individual medal won by a U.S. athlete since 1979.

 

“The more I was able to rely on the fact that I had integrity with myself and had done everything I could to get ready for that competition, as much as it hurt to have a freak accident take me out, at least I could say that’s what took me out, as opposed to I didn’t do as much as I could to win the medal.

 

“That I can live with... it still hurts, but I can live with it.”

 

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Oct 29, 2018

“It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.” –J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

 

Jessica Honegger is the author of Imperfect Courage: Live a Life of Purpose by Leaving Comfort and Going Scared and the Founder of socially conscious fashion brand Noonday Collection, the world’s most successful fair trade fashion brand.

 

And in her book, Jessica shares the powerful story of Noonday: “The story of Noonday is so much bigger than me. It’s the story of artisans all around the world. It’s the story of entrepreneurs in young America. It’s the story of my partner and I and my family.”

 

This story all began with a trip to Washington, D.C., where Jessica was shown poverty firsthand for the first time – “and that was really what sparked bravery in me, seeing this context of living outside of my own bubble, living outside of myself, being willing to go pioneer a new script.”

 

Jessica grew up in a community where everyone followed very traditional scripts that had a narrow view of success, but being exposed to the Church of the Savior, its founder Gordon Cosby, and the greater efforts of Martin Luther King, Jr. inspired Jessica to write a new script.

 

She didn’t have the support of everyone she grew up with, she didn’t even have the support of the voice in her head all the time, but she had to walk through her fear to reach the life of impact and meaning that she was destined for.

 

Because we can’t let fear be a red flag, as Jessica describes. We have to view it as a yellow flag that means, no, walk this way and come see what’s on the other side of that fear. “You can’t really walk around fear – you just kinda have to walk through it.”

 

And when you read Imperfect Courage, it will guide you through these same steps so that you can live the life of impact and meaning that you were meant to live, too.

 

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Oct 22, 2018

“There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in.” –Graham Greene

 

Larry Hagner is the founder of The Dad Edge (formerly The Good Dad Project), a strong community of fathers with a simple but powerful mission: to help dads become the best, strongest, and happiest versions of themselves so that they can guide their kids to the best versions of themselves, too.

 

However, as a kid, Larry’s greatest fear was being a father. Growing up, he never saw a successful marriage modeled for him – he “always looked at marriage as a step to divorce” – and he didn’t have any positive male role models to speak of.

 

From that scared kid to the epic father that Larry is today is a huge gap – so I had to ask when the moment was that he opened the door to let the future in.

 

It all started with focusing on personal development. Larry, like a lot of us, was heavy growing up, and it really affected the way he thought about himself and approached life. However, he was pushed to wake up early, put the work in, and ended up losing 40 pounds over the course of a few months.

 

“I never felt so good in my life. I hated waking up that early, but we did it and that was the beginning of a whole new world for me and that’s when I started to really love fitness... and that’s when the future really opened up for me.”

 

You can see how that experience shaped the mission of The Dad Edge, too. It’s not all about relationship counseling or parenting tactics – it’s about becoming the best version of yourself so that you can share that with your children, and for most people, that requires taking action to fill a void in your life.

 

There’s a movement in The Dad Edge Alliance, of which I am a proud member, to “own your shit,” and that requires leaning into a place where you can be vulnerable and viewing that vulnerability as strength.

 

We don’t have to be invincible, we don’t have to be perfect, and we don’t have to have all the answers. It’s okay to reach out for help from your partner, or a wonderful community of like-minded people who will support you. Because none of us have this whole life thing all figured out, but together we can do better than any of us can do alone.

 

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Oct 15, 2018

Tony Grebmeier is probably best known for building a multi-million dollar business with his childhood friends, ShipOffers, but it is Tony's mission in life is to create a community where entrepreneurs know they can achieve anything they want and find fulfillment, despite their past.

 

Growing up wasn’t always easy without a present father, and it was the community of friends and mentors – as well as his amazing mother – who taught him that life’s not easy, but you can make it easier.

 

One of Tony’s earliest mentors, his next-door neighbor Dan, used to tell him, “You can do this – take it easy.” Although he didn’t necessarily understand it at the time, he has come to learn that this is an excellent way to live a fulfilled life.

 

In our fast-paced world, we can all use a reminder to slow down.

 

Now a mentor himself, Tony has his own suggestions (not advice) for those that look up to him: “Chase the wins, study the lessons, and never quit.”

 

I absolutely love this mantra, particularly the idea of studying the lessons you receive in life. Because there are lessons to be learned in both our wins and losses, and we will never achieve our greatest potential without learning from both.

 

So how do we study? Tony suggests creating “when life works” and “when life doesn’t work” lists, tools he learned from his friend Dr. Sean Stephenson.

 

You know when your life is working, and when it isn’t, so reflect on those moments. What were you doing? Get at least 10-14 items on each list – now you have the curriculum you need to study.

 

Then, every day, try to practice one item on your “when life works” list – and note that it all comes back to YOUR behavior, not what other people do to you.

 

Because when you change your behavior, you change your life.

 

For more great lessons on how you can change your life and be more fulfilled, get your copy of Tony’s Be Fulfilled Journal.

 

“I firmly believe that any man's finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle - victorious.” –Vince Lombardi

 

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Oct 8, 2018

Jessica Turner is the author of the brand-new book Stretched Too Thin: How Working Moms Can Lose the Guilt, Work Smarter, and Thrive and the creator of The Mom Creative, a blog “all about creating a life well-crafted, which means different things on different days.”

 

Jessica’s mother was a great role model, a mentor, and the strongest person Jessica ever met. Stretched Too Thin is dedicated to her, and when you listen to Jessica talk about her strength, it’s no surprise.

 

She persevered through a difficult childhood, then set out to do something more for her own family. So she worked full-time, but that didn’t stop her from dedicating time and love to her children and husband.

 

Although everyone isn’t lucky enough to have had such a great role model in their life, Jessica has some sage words of encouragement: “You have the opportunity to be that person to someone else – and what a powerful opportunity that is!

 

“Every day, we have the opportunity to impact people with the way we speak to them, with the kindness that we show to them, and with having them be seen just as they are.”

 

Because the most important work that any of us does is the work we do with other people. And even if you weren’t shown that as a kid, you still have the opportunity to invest in other people, every single day.

 

Are You Stretched Too Thin?

 

Jessica has a 9-5 job, her entrepreneurial endeavors, and a family. Plus, she has to make time for herself. That’s simply too much to focus on all at the same time.

 

We too often fall into the fallacy that we have to be everything all the time – but that’s just not possible. We have to create boundaries between the different roles in our lives, and in doing this, we give ourselves the room to be fully present in whatever role we are in at any given moment.

 

We also have to understand our priorities. We’re all juggling a lot of balls, but some of them are rubber and some of them are glass. If we drop a glass ball, it might crack. And if we continue to drop a glass ball, it will shatter. Your health and your family are glass balls – so when it comes down to it, those have to be your biggest priorities.

 

And when we view our lives through that lens, it helps us get clarity on where to invest our time. To help you with this, Jessica created a free time tracker that you can download at fringehours.com/tracker. She suggests writing down everything you do for a week so that you can get an objective look at where you are investing your time and then adjust from there.

 

Because we have to, as the title of Jessica’s book suggests, work smarter to thrive.

 

“The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection.” –Thomas Paine

 

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Oct 1, 2018

Shakespeare said, “Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.” And our guest, Flynn Cochran, is definitely someone who achieved greatness (although he was born with a great name).

 

Flynn is a former U.S. Navy SEAL Officer, a former McKinsey & Co. Engagement Manager, and a graduate of Harvard Business School. Today he is the Chief Strategy Officer at Echelon Front, where he shares the exceptional leadership experience and insight he learned from both the SEAL Teams and business world. He had the benefit of experiencing leadership lessons from the likes of Leif Babin and Jocko Willink (a previous guest on the show: Ep. 25 – Navy SEAL & Leadership Expert Jocko Willink: Taking Extreme Ownership), and he saw the power of Extreme Ownership firsthand.

 

When I look back at Flynn’s impressive resume, I see a throughline of intensity, from football to ROTC to the Navy SEALS to Harvard to Echelon Front. So I wanted to know, what drives this?

 

In many ways, it goes back to growing up as the sixth of eight kids. Growing up in a large family taught Flynn two huge lessons: you have to do something exceptional to get attention, be it good or bad, and everything is better as a team.

 

“Individual achievements are just that – individual. They don’t bring up the rest of the team.”

 

Think of the business world today, where disengagement is rising and, ultimately, costing industry $500B annually. If that had happened in the SEAL Teams, missions would fail and lives would be lost – but they didn’t show up disengaged because they knew what was at stake.

 

This is an element missing in business today, as well as in our own individual lives; we don’t have a clear idea of what’s at stake, what matters, and why we should take action on it.

 

Flynn warns us that it certainly isn’t easy to create an organization where everyone believes in a single, unified Why, but what worth doing is ever easy?

 

Going back to the idea of team unity, as opposed to the pursuit of individual achievement, is a great place to start. Building meaningful relationships with the people around you will allow you to stay more engaged because you care about how your work impacts them, and the same lesson can be applied to your life at home.

 

Again, everything is better as a team – and all great teams need an exceptional leader.

 

“Leaders who take the blinders off take their organizations to heights they haven’t seen, and they realize that their influence, their actions, can have a massive impact on where it goes.”

 

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Sep 24, 2018

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose... And when things start to happen, don’t worry. Don’t stew. Just go right along, you’ll start happening too. ... You will come to a place where the streets are not marked. Some windows are lighted. But mostly they're darked. A place you could sprain both your elbow and chin! Do you dare to stay out? Do you dare to go in? How much can you lose? How much can you win? ... You're off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So... get on your way!”

 

In this excerpt from Dr. Seuss’ Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, Dr. Seuss reminds us that our thoughts become our actions and our choices shape our destiny – something that our guest Jeff Moreno, Co-Founder & CEO of PWR Lab, learned early in life.

 

Even as a kid, Jeff had an unusual superpower: the power of observation. He was always watching and learning, and through his observation, Jeff saw that movement is life; the result of curiosity in action.

 

This ultimately led him to become a Doctor of Physical Therapy, and later a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, dedicating his professional life to understanding athletic development and movement skill acquisition in order to empower individuals with the opportunity and choice to be their best self – a choice that many don’t realize they can make.

 

In empowering others, Jeff is also passing on the blessing that a high school coach and mentor gave him: the understanding that if you put the time in and just step forward every day, you can get to what you want to do.

 

But too often, athletes and active individuals run into unnecessary obstacles in the form of avoidable injuries. Jeff tells us that 60% of athlete injuries are not the result of training errors, but due to the reactive nature of our health care system, there’s typically nothing a physical therapist can do about that until the injury happens.

 

Frustrated with this dynamic, Jeff decided to start playing with PWR!

 

PWR Lab is a team of data scientists, practitioners, and sports scientists whose purpose is to empower individuals and give them the opportunity to sustainably optimize performance through resilient health. Using their unique system of data collection and visualization, they are able to better address each person as a complex individual, and in turn, proactively keep players and teams moving forward.

 

Because performance is individual to each person, and it’s not just for the elite – it’s for everybody!

 

So how can we optimize our performance? Jeff believes it is the byproduct of three distinct things: Preparedness, Wellness, and Resiliency

 

If you focus on the long game by prioritizing these three things and trusting the process every day, in whatever you’re doing, you will eventually achieve your goal. People who play the short game, on the other hand, will at best experience unsustainable success.

 

Remember: “You're off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So... get on your way!”

 

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Sep 17, 2018

Dr. Carrie Rose is a Transformational Learning Expert, Entrepreneur, and Internet Marketing Influencer who was named one of Huffington Post’s Must-Follow Women Entrepreneurs in 2017.

 

She holds an Ed.D in Educational Leadership from the University of Central Florida, wrote her doctoral dissertation on Professional Development, and is best known for developing the innovative teaching strategies and methodology that are becoming an industry standard for internet marketing and online education.

 

Dr. Rose offers a unique insight grounded in unparalleled research in how the human brain connects with content – and the necessary marketing processes to engage any audience.

 

I really wanted to know what made Dr. Rose so fascinated that she became one of the internet’s foremost education experts, and the answer will probably surprise you.

 

Witnessing a traumatic event at the age of four caused Dr. Rose to develop selective mutism, meaning she didn’t speak for the better part of six years. At the same time, she had dyslexia, and the combination of those two circumstances resulted in her not being able to read when she entered third grade.

 

One remarkable teacher, Mrs. Taylor, helped Dr. Rose transform from “this shell of a human being to the highest standardized test scorer that school had seen, in one year.”

 

Wow.

 

In the process, Dr. Rose learned the powerful impact one human being can have on another, if they care, give it all of their heart, and know the right strategies to use.

 

Because while the best teaching methodologies are important and effective, it’s the relationships we form that really have the biggest impact. And that doesn’t just mean relationships with others – the relationship with yourself is just as important.

 

“Love is this resonance, it’s this frequency, and it feels the same leaving as it does coming in.”

 

If you pay attention, you’ll notice that offering love to a stranger, or even just offering love to yourself, makes you feel the same as having received it from someone else.

 

So, have you offered your love to anyone today? It could have a profound impact.

 

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Sep 10, 2018

Rick Miller joins us to talk about being Chief: an important topic in today’s political environment, the business world, and individual lives.

 

Rick is an unconventional turnaround specialist and servant leader. He has successfully turned around a Fortune 10, a Fortune 30, a startup, and a non-profit over the past 30 years. But Rick’s high-ranking titles are not what made him a chief – Rick is a chief because he has the ability to bring out the best in others and empower them to be chiefs, in whatever role they’re in.

 

And Rick has packaged these decades of wisdom in the wonderful book, Be Chief: It’s a Choice, Not a Title.

 

“Yes, people with titles have power – but people without titles have power, and everyone is at their best when they feel powerful and they make their own choices!”

 

So how do you convey this to not only individuals, but an entire organization of individuals?

 

Well, you have to speak to the business in their language: numbers.

 

And Rick tells us about a startling statistic that 7/10 people, while at work, aren’t contributing their best efforts. Some people say this is an engagement issue or a talent issue – but what it comes down to is that “70% of your human capital is underperforming, by choice!”

 

And according to Gallup, that lackluster performance results in U.S. companies losing $500 BILLION annually.

 

So if you want your business to improve, yes, you can develop a new product or sell more. But you’ll have a greater impact if you focus on your people and give them a reason to be enthusiastic about doing their best every day.

 

Remember: “anyone in your organization affects everyone in your organization.”

 

If you want to help everyone in an organization make and find meaning in their work, it helps greatly to give them a purpose or a mission that they can align to and get behind. So create value, not just for your customers or shareholders, but for your community and the world.

 

It’s time to move beyond the “do not harm” phase and enter the “do more good” phase of business.

 

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Sep 3, 2018

Last time Dorcas Cheng-Tozun was on the show, she joined me in sunny California to discuss the ins and outs of supporting an entrepreneurial spouse. Today, things are a bit different: Dorcas is in Nairobi, Kenya, sharing all about the big move and how moving overseas three times over the past decade inspired her book Start, Love, Repeat: How to Stay in Love with Your Entrepreneur in a Crazy Start-up World.

 

Dorcas is a woman who practices what she preaches. Like Tim Ferriss, she makes herself a guinea pig to test her hypotheses – and now she has an opportunity to test the principles from Start, Love, Repeat in the field.

 

Because with being an entrepreneurial – or the family member of an entrepreneur – comes distractions.

 

There’s so much going on and so many moving parts, and things like the work that needs to get done, taking care of your kids, housework, errands, and other activities can pull all of your focus.

 

But when you spend all of your time focusing on everything else, you can end up losing the touchpoints that a relationship needs in order to stay closely connected. And as that happens, questions and doubts about your relationship can slip into your mind.

 

So how do you come back from that or prevent yourself from getting to that place?

 

Critically, it’s important to recognize that “trust can be a choice.” You may not necessarily be feeling it in the moment, but if you choose to act like you do and choose to continue sharing with them, those actions can actually reinforce your bond.

 

“Your behavior comes first, and then your mind, spirit, and soul can follow.”

 

If you don’t make the choice to try, it can be devastating to a relationship. Because as it turns out, the number one reason people get divorced isn’t actually infidelity or any big event – it’s because they give up; they feel like the spark is gone and they just stop investing in the relationship.

 

One of the first steps when we’re talking about maintaining intimacy is the recognition that it’s not going to happen by itself.

 

So listen empathetically and get to know one another. That’s how you’ll ultimately connect emotionally. Really, it’s impossible to overemphasize just how important that is – because you CAN make a choice to create the conditions that help develop intimacy!

 

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Aug 27, 2018

One of the most popular pieces of advice in the entrepreneurial world is to hustle, hustle, hustle – what our guest Christopher Lochhead describes as “one of the dumbest pieces of advice of all time” – to reach a place of financial freedom and then coast.

 

This paradigm, then, is working hard now for the ultimate goal of not working... but I don’t think that’s really being an entrepreneur. That’s just making money.

 

And Christopher Lochhead – a retired three-time CMO, the co-author of both Play Bigger and Niche Down, and the host of Legends & Losers – knows a thing or two about being an entrepreneur.

 

Many of the leading “entrepreneurs” will teach us that success is having the freedom to sit on a beach drinking mai tais all day, but the unfortunate reality is that a lot of people are just trading comfort for aliveness.

 

Now, don’t get me wrong. Drinking mai tais on a beach can be a lot of fun (although I’d prefer a whiskey) – but there comes a time when doing nothing, or “trolling around in your net worth,” as Christopher describes it, is just boring.

 

And on a more existential level, that kind of comfort doesn’t come with a purpose or real fulfillment – because “who we are is a direct function of the difference that we make.”

 

The mistake almost everybody makes is that they get fooled into believing that the pathway to success is fitting in.

 

When in reality, “it’s the people who are different that make the difference” – and that’s true in entrepreneurship and in life.

 

Legendary entrepreneurs are known for the niche that they own, not their product or service. That comes later.

 

Too many entrepreneurs make the mistake of trying to compete with their product or company, so don’t make the same mistake – making the biggest difference comes down to being the most different.

 

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The Impact Entrepreneur Show is produced by Podcast Masters

Aug 20, 2018

Cara Miller doesn’t choose when and where to make inquiry about her impact – she’s awake to her purpose every day, and using her coaching skills to help others make better sense of the world, become more useful, and be of greater service.

 

And when Cara is working with other businesses, she’s sometimes the only person who is, in the moment, aware of the ultimate benefactors of that work. Whether you work at an investment firm or in food service, there is someone being directly impacted by what you do.

 

The simple fact that you’re using your gift has an impact on others, no matter what your gift is, and being aware of the multiple impacts of your gift can provide you with a great sense of fulfillment and gratitude, regardless of your role.

 

Too often, we get stuck in the middle, stuck in the minute-by-minute stuff that we’re doing, and we forget the people who are impacting us and the people being impacted by our actions.

 

So if you ever find yourself getting stuck there, take a moment to pause and recalibrate. Cara suggests holding onto three things, as they are here and now:

 

  1. The me. Can you stay in your physical body? Can you take a look at your sense, your judgements, your conclusions, your thinking?
  2. The we. What is going in on the space between you and everyone else? What is happening? What is the dynamic? Can you empathize with the shared experience?
  3. The thee. Can you connect and check in with where the spirit is present now? What is the spirit up to? Where is the spirit moving? Where is source? How is it moving here and how can we join that? What is God up to in this?

 

“I am trying, with everything in me, to hold tight to what’s going on in me right now, what’s going in with us right now, and what’s going on with the spirit right now so that I might join more fully with all of those layers.” And the closer you can do this to the moment the more effective it will be.

 

Cara shares another important mantra and exercise during this conversation, useful for when you need a reminder that your circumstances don’t define you.

 

It all starts with a simple question: Are you approaching the world as if it’s happening to you or it’s happening for you?

 

It can be a lonely and crippling thought that world is happening to you, falling on you, defining you, and limiting you. That line of thinking can also cause you to lose all responsibility and agency toward your actions.

 

If you can, instead, see that everything happening is creating opportunities for you to become an actor, influencer, and impacting force in the world, your perspective changes – all responsibility comes back to you, you have agency in every move you make, and you have to actively construct the way you move in the world.

 

And you can use this line of inquiry at any time, in any situation. It’s simple, sure – but powerful.

 

If you are interested in bringing more of this kind of inquiry into your organization or life, check out what Cara has to offer at inquiryp.com.

 

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The Impact Entrepreneur Show is produced by Podcast Masters

Aug 13, 2018

Like previous guest Jesse Itzler, Cara Miller, MDiv, PhD, has spent time in monasteries. One particular time, she spent the bulk of her week shelling almonds. As encouragement, she was asked to reflect on a question: What is this task doing to you? Not why are you doing this task, but what it this task doing for you?

 

The answers to that question, Cara realized, are infinite – and the possibility for that reflection isn’t hidden away in a monastery! Considering who you are doing a task on behalf of and why you are doing what you are doing can – and should – be an everyday practice.

 

This kind of reflection is what you’ll find in Cara’s work, too, as a professor, executive developmental coach, and the Founder of Inquiry Partners.

 

Cara draws on developmental psychology to coach people in many contexts, uses adaptive leadership theory to consult diverse organizations engaging in change efforts, and is committed to practices that support the sustainability of this integrative work.

 

These commitments, disciplines, and liberating structures reflect Cara’s desire to continually teach and practice an embodied form of leadership that brings alignment to her own and others’ spiritual and psychological development. Her ultimate purpose across these roles is to grow as an ongoing reflection of the deep, glorious, complex source of love – and to invite others to do the same.

 

And as an added bonus, Cara will be back again for part two of this enlightening conversation next week!

 

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The Impact Entrepreneur Show is produced by Podcast Masters

Aug 6, 2018

Dave Evans teaches Designing Your Life, an open enrollment class at Stanford and one of the most popular electives on campus, and co-authored the New York Times bestseller Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-lived, Joyful Life.

 

The “design thinking” methodology taught in the class and book is a process and a way of thinking about tough-to-solve problems, rooted in the principles of product design that Dave used while building products (like the original computer mouse) at companies like Apple and Electronic Arts.

 

Designing Your Life is a class unlike any other, and in a way that’s a shame – because there aren’t a lot of places where young people can talk about and learn about designing the life they want, but there should be.

 

It’s not exactly a complex philosophy, but it flies in the face of how most people solve problems, in any area of their life.

 

Most people tend to start with problem solving – however, in design thinking, you start with problem finding. The problem with traditional problem solving is that we tend to frame problems with an answer or a situation, and your assumed answer may be a bad answer or the situation may be entirely unavoidable (like gravity).

 

This is just one of the dysfunctional beliefs rampant in our society; a collection of popular Shoulds and Ought Tos that don’t actually contribute to much of anything. As Dave playfully describes, “There are really many fewer rules than they tell you. If you can stay out of addiction, jail, or trouble with the the IRS – you’re paying your bills, you’re not violating the law – the rest is actually up to you.”

 

It all comes down to one question: Do you live in the land of Is or the land of Should?

 

Designing Your Life starts with is – because the only place you can develop anything is reality.

 

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Jul 30, 2018

Bill Hart is an executive coach and the author of White Collar Warrior: Lessons for Sales Professionals from America's Military Elite, a book exploring the disciplines and commonalities between Army Rangers, Navy SEALs, and the best sales professionals in the country.

 

As a coach, Bill’s job is to come alongside people, help them get clear about what they truly want, help them create action plans that will close the gaps between where they are and where they want to be, and hold them accountable.

 

“It’s almost the opposite of boot camp – instead of breaking somebody down, I actually try to find a way to build them up.”

 

He’s looking for something to shine light: a strength of theirs that they don’t see yet, a God-given gift that can help them to become a difference maker.

 

But the only way to really bridge that gap and arrive at success is through work. It’s not something that’s given to you. It requires effort, intentionality, discipline, pursuit of mastery, adapting, overcoming, and patience: all the same thing that make up a warrior.

 

In White Collar Warrior, Bill breaks down these lessons learned through military training and service, through the lens of a sales professional, and applies them in a way that is realistic and achievable.

 

The individuals who have trained and served in the U.S. military are so well-equipped to be some of the most tremendous leaders, sales people, innovators, and disruptors that have ever existed – and thanks to Bill and his book, we can bring many of the same lessons into our own lives to better equip ourselves as leaders and impact makers.

 

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Jul 23, 2018

Rusty Labuschagne, formerly a successful businessman from Zimbabwe and now a powerful speaker, overcame a trauma that few have experienced: In 2003, he was framed and wrongfully convicted of drowning a poacher.

 

Rusty served 10 years in Zimbabwe’s prisons (including the notorious Chikurubi Maximum Security Prison during the Zim dollar crash), with food shortages, no running water, and people dying around him daily.

 

Everyone is faced with challenges – hopefully, not quite as harrowing as Rusty’s – but Rusty emphasizes that who you are and the depth of your determination will get you through life’s darkest moments. He shows how one can harness one’s inner strength and let go of what one cannot control.

 

After this episode, I hope you recognize that you possess all that you need to free yourself from the self-imposed prisons of limiting beliefs, what could have been, and what other people have told you and pursue that which you were born to do.

 

You have a tremendous inner strength, and Rusty is going to help you harness it.

 

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The Impact Entrepreneur Show is produced by Podcast Masters

Jul 16, 2018

Jordan Harbinger last joined The Impact Entrepreneur show on our second episode back in 2016. A lot has changed in our lives, so I wanted to catch up on Jordan new marriage, how he’s been developing himself as a person, and what’s been going on with his newest adventure, The Jordan Harbinger Show.

 

If you don’t know Jordan already, he’s a lawyer turned social dynamics expert and entrepreneur. He hosted The Art of Charm for 11 years, but now he’s running The Jordan Harbinger Show, where he deconstructs the playbooks of the most successful people on earth and shares their strategies, perspectives, and insights with the rest of us.

 

Getting fired from The Art of Charm and being forced to start a new project felt daunting at first – but in reality, Jordan had already created powerful relationships with fans and colleagues who were more than willing to support him through the transition. Even most of his team stayed with him!

 

“They say you lose your platform, you lose your business, then people aren’t going to be around anymore... and that was not the case at all,” Jordan says. “Which was great because it showed me that I made the right kinds of relationships!”

 

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The Impact Entrepreneur Show is produced by Podcast Masters

Jul 9, 2018

Nick Craig is the author of Leading from Purpose: Clarity and the Confidence to Act When It Matters Most and the President of the Core Leadership Institute, a leadership consulting firm committed to creating leaders and organizations with a deeper purpose and the courage to transform their business impact.

​In finding and connecting to your purpose, it’s best to start by stepping back into the stories of your life that are most connected to purpose.

 

Consider those magical childhood moments; the little stories or vignettes when something magical happened in front of us that changed our perception. Each of those stories has significant meaning for us because they helped shape the lens through which we view the world.

 

Also reflect on your most challenging life experiences. How is it you got through the most trying times? What was your way of surviving the journey?

 

We’ve talked about it on the show before, but the stories that we choose to define us and the stories that we tell about ourselves have a huge impact on how we see ourselves and how we show up in the world.

 

I think one of the most powerful exercises anyone can do is reflecting on these Impact Moments in your life and then plotting them out on a timeline – recognize the choices that you made, how you responded or reacted to different experiences, and bring awareness to the choices so that you can alter your trajectory going forward.

 

Just finding and understanding your purpose isn’t the end of this journey, though – if you truly want to lead with purpose, you have to be willing to fully own your purpose and live it in every action you take.

 

And following your purpose doesn’t always make you happier, at least not right away. It’s fulfilling, for sure, but it’s not necessarily a quick way to solve all of life’s problems. “Purpose is the most helpful to us when we’re not good at it, the world doesn’t want us to do it, we struggle with why we’re doing this, but we’ve got to do it anyway,” Nick says. “That’s purpose.”

 

Truly, you spend most of your time along this journey realizing that you’re not leading from your purpose – but the act of knowing it is the act of stepping back into it.

 

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The Impact Entrepreneur Show is produced by Podcast Masters

Jul 2, 2018

Many people (especially aspiring entrepreneurs) have a romantic view of what entrepreneurship looks like – and while there is a lot of freedom, getting there is a long and difficult journey. It’s The Struggle, Ben Horowitz posits in his poem. A highly rewarding and beautiful struggle, but a struggle nonetheless.

 

And it’s easy for entrepreneurs to get laser focused on their mission and let everything else slip through the cracks along this journey… if there’s not somebody there to help and offer support.

 

Our guest Dorcas Cheng-Tozun is an award-winning writer and speaker who explores the intersection of start-up life with marriage, family, and well-being through columns and her book, Start, Love, Repeat: How to Stay in Love with Your Entrepreneur in a Crazy Start-up World.

 

This isn’t your average book about entrepreneurship. It’s written from Dorcas’ point of view, as the veritable Chief of Staff for her husband’s entrepreneurial endeavors, and it offers an incredibly unique and insightful perspective on the entrepreneurial mind.

 

It also teaches entrepreneurs an incredibly important lesson about bringing their spouse in: your spouse is a stakeholder in your business, just like an investor would be, just like a key business partner would be – and their buy-in is essential. Beyond that, they can be your cheerleader, your unique competitive advantage encouraging you each step of the way.

 

“Build your business, do what you want to do, but don’t forget about the rest of your life,” Dorcas says. “Don’t forget about the other people in your life. Don’t forget about what you love to do, the things that feed your soul and spirit, that will enable you to survive these crazy ups and downs in the rollercoaster ride of being an entrepreneur.”

 

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Jun 25, 2018

When I think about someone listening to this show, I imagine each guest reaching out of the phone to offer the listener something we all desperately need: the ability to believe that we are capable of accomplishing great things and creating a huge impact. And today’s guest, Jason Coombs, has a profound story that I believe will do just that.

 

Jason Coombs is the Founder of Brick House Recovery, a faith-based addiction treatment center in Boise, Idaho – and Jason himself is living proof that this program works.

 

After a car accident, Jason was offered his first Oxycontin (crushed up and in a line) and an opportunity to get his own prescription. A few months later, the FBI and DEA knocked on his door to serve him four felonies and a misdemeanor… and that wasn’t even the worst of it.

 

The fraudulent doctor’s office that prescribed Jason was the center of the largest Oxycontin ring in history, and after it was gone hundreds of addicts had nowhere else to go. So they went to the black market, where prices skyrocketed and Jason drained his bank account. Eventually, Jason moved on to heroin – a cheaper and more available alternative.

 

Jason tried to control his drug use for nearly ten years, attempting five treatment programs and failing. He was taught “what” addiction was, “where” it could lead, and “why” it was destructive to him, but something was missing. Finally, following the program he now shares with others through Brick House Recovery, Jason and his family learned how to put the disease into remission, one day at a time.

 

Now, clean and sober for many years, Jason passes on this faith-based approach to his clients and their families.

 

We all get to decide whether what we’ve been given is a gift or not. We all get to control the narrative of our own life and how we share it with others – and we can choose to use our stories to make a huge, positive impact.

 

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The Impact Entrepreneur Show is produced by Podcast Masters

Jun 18, 2018

Armando Cruz is the bestselling author of The Legacy Code and the creator of The R.I.C.H. Man Experience. He helps growth-minded married men show up powerfully in their relationship with their wife, kids, health, and business to live out a legacy they can be proud of.

 

But just a few years ago, Armando felt dissatisfied, at the lowest point in his life. It was a prison of his own making, and it was made worse because, from the outside, everything looked great. He had a successful business, he was helping people, he was healthy, his family was growing, they went on vacations – so who was he not to be happy with that?

 

Armando just wanted something more, which is a feeling I think a lot of entrepreneurs, in particular, can relate to.

 

Armando says he was “tanking the business,” and there was fear – he couldn’t keep living that way. That’s when an influential coach and mentor reached out to Armando about a retreat that could help him.

 

Although they couldn’t afford this retreat, Armando’s wife offered one of the courageous acts of love he has ever experienced: she said he had to go, not for himself but for his family.

 

Armando found clarity on that retreat, and created the R.I.C.H. Man Experience.

 

R.I.C.H. is a redefinition of Rich, and living the R.I.C.H. Man life is about showing up Respected, Inspired, Connected, and Happy – “It’s an acronym for a value system that we use as a compass to help you make sure that you’re showing up as the best version of yourself, in every decision and every situation.”

 

The Legacy Code

 

In The Legacy Code, Armando breaks down the five steps anyone has to take to create a legacy that inspires:

 

  1. Awareness
  2. Vision
  3. Purpose
  4. Process
  5. Implementation

 

“Whenever you feel like you’re not moving fast enough, very often it’s directly related to a lack of clarity. So if you want to move quicker, get more clarity.”

 

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The Impact Entrepreneur Show is produced by Podcast Masters

Jun 11, 2018

Jesse Itzler is a former rapper, an entrepreneur, and the author of New York Times bestseller Living with a Seal: 31 Days Training with the Toughest Man on the Planet. It might seem like an odd resume to some, but Jesse doesn’t fit in anyone else’s box or allow anyone else to write his script – he’s here to write the script of his own life.

 

When Jesse started in the music business, he had no experience and no connections. When he got into private aviation, he had no airplanes.

 

But that didn't stop him from getting on the Billboard 100 or writing the New York Knicks theme song. That didn’t stop him from co-founding Marquis Jet, the world’s largest private jet card company, which he has since sold to Berkshire Hataway/NetJets.

 

Jesse says you shouldn’t wait for the right time to try something, and you shouldn’t wait until you have enough experience – “Get your foot in the door and figure it out after.”

 

Jesse took a similar “just do it” approach to writing his books Living with a SEAL and Living with the Monks. The former helped him hone his physical body, by jumping feet first into one of the most intense training regimens on the planet. The latter helped him explore the spiritual side of his life.

 

It felt like a struggle at first but by the end, “it reinforced that I want to live by putting as many experiences on my plate as I could.”

 

Want to live life full blast like Jesse? Well, he challenges all of you to put one thing on your calendars that seems so hard that the benefit of the challenge will last the entire year. There should be a challenge or a struggle (not necessarily a physical one) because those are the things that make you feel most alive and offer the most valuable lessons.

 

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Jun 4, 2018

Zach Obront is the Co-Founder of Book in a Box, which helps innovators and entrepreneurs turn their ideas into a book in just 6 months. At this point, Book in a Box has helped write, publish, and market about 900 books, and they have reached tens of thousands of people.

 

Zach’s co-founder was Tucker Max, a four-time New York Times bestseller, serial entrepreneur, and “reformed bad boy.” As you might expect, Zach first reached out to Tucker Max for a completely normal reason: to learn more about Edward Bernays, Sigmund Freud’s nephew who is sometimes referred to as “the father of public relations.”

 

Just what you expected, right? Well, the info about Bernays was questionable online, save for a great article by Tucker. Zach was nervous about potentially taking a leap to reach out, but he did anyway – it’s just an email, what’s the worst that can happen?

 

Within an hour, Tucker sent back a really thoughtful answer, and they stayed in touch. Eventually, they connected over a shared passion for publishing, created a new model for writing and publishing books, and started Book in a Box.

 

Zach teaches us that being an impactful entrepreneur doesn’t necessarily mean you have to be able to think outside of the box – it’s often better to be able to identify a potential problem and have the willingness to try creating a solution.

 

And while identifying the problem is certainly important, it’s that willingness to take a risk that really separates the extraordinary from the rest of the pack. The best ideas don’t do anything without action.

 

“My deep discomfort and fear comes from the feeling that I might be boring and not take a risk – the thought of taking a risk doesn’t feel risky to me.”

 

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The Impact Entrepreneur Show is produced by Podcast Masters

May 28, 2018

Cameron Herold is back, and he’s been busy since we last talked on episode 52! Cameron started a new podcast, Second in Command, in which he interviews the chief behind the chief to learn the tips, systems, and insights of the chief who actually runs the business; the COO.

 

Cameron also has an excellent new book called Vivid Vision: A Remarkable Tool For Aligning Your Business Around a Shared Vision of the Future.

 

What’s a Vivid Vision?

 

Most entrepreneurs have an idea of what they want their company to look like. However, their employees can’t necessarily see that same vision; the movie in their head.

 

But if you can pull those ideas out of your mind and write it down on a 3 to 5-page document that describes your business three years in the future, with clarity, then they can get everybody to see what they can see.

 

Here are some other things to consider when drafting your Vivid Vision:

 

  • The CEO writes it, and the COO’s job is to reverse engineer it and make it come true
  • You talk about it in the finished state, as if it’s already done.
  • Talk about the vision, and share it with everybody! “The more people that know where you’re going, the more they’ll help you get there.”
  • Cameron suggests getting a copywriter to take your words and make them pop.
  • Similarly, quality graphic design is a must because this is a forward-facing document that you share with customers, suppliers, bankers, employees, and prospects.
  • Try creating an audio recording of your vivid vision so that you can re-listen to it, while doing other things, to reinforce it.
  • You write the Vivid Vision in a way that it magnetizes people towards it – but if it attracts, it also has to push some people away. If you try to create something that everyone loves, no one actually cares.
  • Every single sentence of that Vivid Vision becomes a future statement, and you can figure out one or two projects to make each sentence come true.”

 

If you want to see an excellent example of a vivid vision, check out what Cameron wrote for the COO Alliance’s City Forums: https://cooalliance.com/city-forums-vivid-vision.

 

“I want to replace vision statements with Vivid Visions, worldwide, because vision statements or mission statements don’t work and businesses have been starving for this piece.”

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