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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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Feb 26, 2018

Steve Olsher is America’s Reinvention Expert and the author of the New York Times Bestselling book, What is Your WHAT?: Discover The One Amazing Thing You Were Born To Do.

 

Steve was born and raised an entrepreneur, and he’s constantly reinvented himself along his journey – from a 19-year-old club owner to the owner of liquor.com to the creator of the New Media Summit and beyond.

 

People don’t try to reinvent themselves unless they are driven by something, often pain – and the #1 crisis that most people will face is not a lack of money, but a lack of purpose.

 

Throughout decades of ups and downs, Steve was constantly going back to the same question: How am I naturally wired to excel, and what really does give fire to my soul?

 

In that question, the What is Your WHAT? framework was born.

 

Want to learn more about the framework and find your What? You’re in luck because Steve is generous enough to offer copies of his book for FREE at WhatIsYourWhat.com!

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Feb 19, 2018

I’m incredibly honored to have a Very Special (Secret) Guest on the podcast today, one of my biggest inspirations and supports in starting this podcast.

 

We start off fun, but this conversation gets raw, authentic, and real – for both of us! I I thank you all for joining me on this journey. We’re 100 episodes in, but we’re only just beginning.

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Feb 12, 2018

Daniel McGinn is a senior editor at Harvard Business Review and the author of Psyched Up: How the Science of Mental Preparation Can Help You Succeed. He was also recently named one of the top 100 leadership speakers for 2018 by Inc.

 

Daniel wanted to write a book about mental preparation and leadership for three reasons:

 

  1. Going back to high school, Daniel was on a number of sports teams. He wasn’t a star player, but he always tried his hardest. He became fascinated by the psychological and emotional tactics that coaches used to motivate their players, especially in the minutes leading up to a game.
  2. When Daniel got out of school, he saw former athletes turned professionals using some of those same techniques to psych themselves up for their jobs.
  3. When Daniel started working at HBR, he started seeing studies supporting the efficacy of mental preparation techniques for improving performance.

 

It’s interesting to look at the pep talk as an example of these preparation techniques. In sports, business, and even the military, there are three elements that these pre-engagement speeches need to be effective:

 

  1. Direction. The nuts and bolts; the offensive scheme, business plan, or battle strategy.
  2. Empathy. The leader needs to say things that make it clear he or she personally cares for the team. Actively try to build that connection so that the team wants to please and satisfy that leader.
  3. Meaning-making. Whatever the task is, make it seem more important, more meaningful, or related to a larger message.

 

Another prevalent and intriguing mental preparation technique is the pre-game ritual, which can be simultaneously “meaningless” and effective at building confidence (or even just making someone feel more comfortable).

 

LeBron James will walk to the center of the court and chalk his hands, and then he takes a handful of the chalk and makes it rain over his head; Jerry Seinfeld listens to Sinatra, puts on a suit jacket five minutes before the show, and paces in a certain pattern; Daniel puts on a pair of sound-blocking headphones.

 

So we don’t always need to get “psyched up” to mentally prepare ourselves, but high achievers (and their mentors or coaches) develop techniques, sometimes unconsciously, that help them succeed.

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Feb 5, 2018

Jon Gordon is an inspiring speaker and the author of several books, including best sellers The Power of Positive Leadership and The Energy Bus: 10 Rules to Fuel your Life, Work and Team with Positive Energy. Through his speaking engagements and books, Jon is truly a positive force on the world.

 

But when most people hear Jon speak or read his books, they usually just see his current success; they don’t take the time to engage with his work and learn about the adversity or inner journey that helped transform him into who he is today.

 

Whether it was losing an election or jumping into the Dot-com bubble right before it burst, Jon’s journey was full of harsh twists, surprising turns, and new beginnings.

 

After almost getting whiplash from those twists and turns, Jon paused to ask himself an important question, for the first time: What is my purpose?

 

Jon found that his purpose, his Why, was being a famous writer and speaker – so then he just needed to find a How. “And it didn’t go well early on.”

 

Eventually, Jon discovered the key that changed everything: “Your purpose isn’t about you. It’s about others.”

 

After that point, Jon still had to put in the work – a lot of work, for years – but he was on the right path. Little by little, newsletters and blogs and speaking engagements started to build on one another to create momentum.

 

“When you’re on the right path, God will move Heaven and Earth to support you. You’ll face obstacles along the way, but you’ll receive that support and that knowing that you’re on the right path.”

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