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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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Now displaying: January, 2018
Jan 29, 2018

Kevin Lacz is a former SEAL Team THREE sniper, breacher, and combat medic. He joins the show to chat about his experiences as a SEAL, how he’s applying those lessons in his life today, taking risks, and his book, The Last Punisher.

 

Being a SEAL taught Kevin important lessons about casting a vision, developing a strategy, and taking advantage of opportunity – lessons that are just as important on civilian life as they are in military life.

 

  • “You can’t win the game if you’re sitting on the sidelines. You need to be active and proactive.” Opportunities don’t wait for you take action.
  • Although you need to take action, you shouldn’t do so prematurely. We all want things to happen quickly, but you can’t get ahead of the ball – especially when you are working with other people.
  • Everybody has a limit. It’s okay to tactically pull back and wait for a better time, and it’s important to understand where your limits are.

 

Being a SEAL was an important part of Kevin’s life, but it isn’t what defines him – “I don’t want to be defined as just a SEAL. I want to be able to be a positive force in every part of my community. I think that’s necessary for my peace of mind, and as an example to my kids.”

 

So take these lessons to heart, get off the bench, and start making an impact in your community – and pick up a copy of The Last Punisher if you need any more inspiration. Anyone can be a force of positivity in this world.

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Jan 22, 2018

Eren Bali is the Co-Founder & Chairman of Udemy (formerly CEO), an online learning and teaching marketplace with over 55,000 courses and 15 million students. He saw that the future of learning was democratized online, and then he pioneered that future.

 

In our constantly-changing world, you cannot expect to go to college, learn everything that you need to know, and then be done with learning for the rest of your life. “You have to make learning a continuous part of your life.”

 

The most important skill for succeeding in today’s world is learning how to learn by yourself; the ability to identify a personal gap in knowledge, find instruction, and implement what you learn.

 

 

Plus, with resources like Udemy, education is more accessible than ever before – potential entrepreneurs and curious learners can access world-class education for cheap, and sometimes even free, and find valuable mentors in, say, podcasts.

 

Now Eren is looking to pioneer the future of healthcare: He founded a new company, Carbon Health, which aims to create the world’s largest connected healthcare network.

 

Carbon Health is an app that integrates with pharmacies, labs, insurance providers and specialists to allow you to access your treatment plans, manage prescriptions, see lab results, schedule appointments, and much more – all through this one app.

 

Carbon is currently available in the Bay Area, and they hope to expand throughout the U.S. to become the “world’s largest hospital,” in the same way that Udemy is the “world’s largest school.”

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Jan 15, 2018

Hint Water is a modern-day David versus Goliath story, but Kara Goldin didn’t wake up one day intending to take on the beverage market and disrupt Big Bev. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth… at least initially.

 

Kara previously worked for AOL, where she helped grow their eCommerce business to a $1 billion enterprise. She had four kids and wanted to do something different, but she encountered health challenges that made it difficult.

 

After seeing several doctors and not getting any real answers, she decided to take things into her own hands and hit the reset button on her nutrition – starting with her beloved Diet Coke, which was truly an addiction.

 

So Kara set out on a mission to solve a problem for one person: herself.

 

When Kara first cut Diet Coke out of her diet, she was still craving a sweet drink (and, frankly, she just didn’t like the taste of water). She started adding cut fruit into her own water, and the weight loss she experienced just from that small change was dramatic.

 

When she tried to find something similar at the store, all she could find was Vitamin Water… which had just as much sugar as the soda she was trying to cut out of her diet.

 

Although she couldn’t find the product she wanted, she did find other people who were struggling with the same problem – and an opportunity. Since then, Kara has grown Hint® into a  $90 million beverage company, and they show no signs of slowing down.

 

What exactly is Hint Water?

 

“Hint® is water—just more delicious.” It has no sugar, diet sweeteners, stevia, preservatives, calories, or GMOs. It is only flavored with natural fruit oils and essence, and it is indeed tasty!

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Jan 8, 2018

Dr. Isaac Jones is a functional nutrition expert, doctor of chiropractic, and certified in human potential medicine. He recently founded Elevays to teach high performers performance nutrition, natural medicine, healthy recipes, organic product reviews, healthy travel hacks, and much more.

 

I first met Dr. Jones at the Advance Your Reach Summit in 2016, but I’ve been following his podcast, The Superhuman Entrepreneur, for years – and I absolutely love his mission: “to help entrepreneurs and executives activate their highest level of human performance so they can get an unfair competitive advantage, get more done in less time, and multiply their impact and capabilities.”

 

When Dr. Jones was a child, like many of us, he was prescribed medicine for his acne, ADHD, and any other “problem” that popped up… but he came to realize that that system was broken because it did not address the root problems that created the symptoms.

 

After this realization, Dr. Jones transformed his health through natural lifestyle changes and high-performance strategies.

 

Because of the results that Dr. Jones sees in his own transformation and the 1000’s of people he works with globally, he knows it’s possible for anyone to access high performance – or what he calls becoming “superhuman.”

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Jan 1, 2018

After a decade of coaching extremely successful individuals in their businesses, our guest Kelly Clements understands where the true power comes from: the relationship that they have with their spouse, specifically. This precious relationship is a huge driver towards success, yet it’s often the relationship that suffers most in the pursuit of excellence.

 

Kelly is the author of The Power of Play, Praise and Purpose: The Best Kept Secrets of Thriving Entrepreneurial Couples, in which she has created a process to not only revive these relationships, but also help these relationships THRIVE.

 

When shared, purpose can unite a couple – however, when it’s not shared, it will divide them. And Kelly believes that everybody has a purpose, but that purpose is only revealed when we step into our best self.

 

However, we can’t necessarily coach our spouses, so Kelly’s program gives each person in a relationship the opportunity to learn, grow, and focus on themselves.

 

When entrepreneurs are at work, they can get in a state of flow – and that can be addicting. Play at home is so powerful because it activates the same part of our brains as flow, or alcohol. Play is the only thing that recharges the batteries; “Play precedes productivity.”

 

How can we start incorporating more play today? Kelly suggests...

 

  • 15 minutes of play every day
  • One date night every week
  • A quarterly or annual getaway

 

Start by just saying yes, and then you can figure out the pace that is right for you.

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