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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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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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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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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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We are brought to you by the Lawton Marketing Group, a full-service advertising and design agency serving companies and entrepreneurs at all levels. They are your one-stop shop for all your website, logo, social media, print, app design and reputable management needs.

 

Visit LawtonMG.com for more info.

 

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The Impact Entrepreneur Show is produced by Podcast Masters

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