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The best in the world compete with themselves, continually trying to be the beat their best. They shift their vision to creating success for others, and their success becomes massive. They locate the best and learn everything they can from them. They know there's not short cut, it will take more time and more effort -- it's a mission and purpose, not a career. On the Create Your Own Life Show, I interview the best in the world from NYT Bestsellers to Super Bowl Champions to Billionaires. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, I interview the best, unpack in and help you to Create Your Own Life.
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Jan 31, 2016

Whats up with Fat?

Through my further education in fitness and also consumption of Bulletproof Coffee, I have become more aware of how necessary fat is in our diet. The problem is that the media has led a crusade against fat, and its making us dumber. As usual, it comes down to the real motivation is money.



Why fat is good: 

  • It helps mental function
  • It helps you get skinny
  • It makes you more anabolic
  • Keeps you fuller longer


Links From Today's Show:
Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar--Your Brain's Silent Killers
MCT's and Alzheimer's 
Kerry Gold Brain Butter

Jan 29, 2016

Derek Loudermilk was a successful professional cyclist, but retired early to start a new career. After wrapping up a master’s degree in microbiology at Montana State in May 2014, he discovered the Four Hour Work Week and set off to create a cycling coaching business to act as his muse.

Derek set off on a year-long adventure to explore the world and run his business. So far, he has been to 27 countries and all 50 US states, and lived on four continents. He values traveling slowly and really getting to know and participate in a culture.

He currently lives in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia where he surfs, does yoga, meditates, hikes, runs, reads, writes, give talks, coaches, explores, SCUBA dives, and eat lots, in addition to hosting the Art of Adventure podcast!

As someone who has a broad range of interests and multiple career transitions, his goals is to teach others how to learn what they need to know to navigate each new ‘ecosystem’ of life.

For his master’s degree, he discovered a new species of virus in the boiling acid hot springs of Yellowstone National Park that may represent one of the most ancient forms of life.

As a former Pro cyclist and NCAA runner he founded Derek Loudermilk Coaching to help cycling and endurance athletes take their sport practice to the next level and navigate endurance sports culture.


Derek's Favorite Quote:
"Whether you think you can or you can't, you're right."
-Henry Ford


Derek's Favorite Book:
Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success


Links From Today's Show:

Jan 27, 2016

Robert Tercek is one of the world’s most prolific creators of interactive content. In 2009, he was named one of the “25 Executives to Watch” by Digital Media Wire. Variety has named him one of the “Digital Dozen” most influential players in new media. The Industry Standard dubbed him a “TV Anarchist”.

Tercek has served in executive leadership roles at major media companies, most recently as President of Digital Media at OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network, and previously as Senior Vice President of Digital Media at Sony Pictures Entertainment and earlier as Creative Director at MTV: Music Television. He also co-founded five startup ventures, including 7th Level, Inc which went public in 1993.

Mr Tercek has provided strategic insight and advice to many companies seeking to enter the networked entertainment market, including: Nokia, Motorola, AMD, MSN, Sony Computer Entertainment, Taito, Bandai Networks, Siegel and Gale, CMP Media Group, VNU Media Group, and The Anthony Robbins Companies.

He has supervised new media strategy and the creation of online programs for many of the world’s leading motivational speakers and authors, including Anthony Robbins, Oprah Winfrey, Suze Orman, Dr Mehmet Oz, Elizabeth Lesser, Jean Chatsky, David Bach, Marcus Buckingham, Deepak Chopra, Debbie Ford, and Martha Beck.

He is the author of Vaporized: Solid Strategies for Success in a Dematerialized World. Robert believes that the world as we know is drastically changing, if companies do not keep up with its changes, then they will be left behind. Companies have to learn to realize that data is their most important asset, but they have no place for it on their balance sheet. Robert will teach you how to keep up with a digital world changing with the speed of light.


Robert's Favorite Quote:
"The reasonable man adapts to the world, the unreasonable man persists in adapting the world to himself." -George Bernard Shaw


Robert's Favorite Book:
Being Digital
The Third Wave


Link's From Today's Show:

Jan 25, 2016

The Flip Flop CEO is the brain child of Janine Finney and Lory Muirhed. The mother-daughter team has a very unique experience in building a successful network marketing experience. Lory got out of college and went into a career, but realized she wanted so much more. She discovered network marketing, and was excited to tell everyone about it, but when telling her mother Janine about it, the response was not quite what she hoped for. Janine was very negative on the idea, since she had been approached many, many times in the past.

These two women have a goal of changing the network marketing industry and getting rid of much of the industry speak. They want to share their transformational experience with others and help to spread the freedom which they enjoy so much!


Janine and Lory's Favorite Book:
Think and Grow Rich: The Landmark Bestseller - Now Revised and Updated for the 21st Century
The Master Key to Riches (Dover Empower Your Life)
Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life


Janine and Lory's Favorite Quote:
"Listen to your heart above all other voices."


Links From Today's Show:
The 45 Second Presentation
The Flip Flop CEO - Book

Jan 21, 2016

It seems like Jay Samit has been a pivotal part of every important event in the last 20 years. In today’s ever-changing and often-volatile business landscape, adaptability and creativity are more crucial than ever. It is no longer possible—or even desirable—to learn one set of job skills and work your way up the ladder. Rather, today’s entrepreneurs and business leaders must anticipate change to create opportunities for professional success and personal satisfaction. In Disrupt You!, Jay Samit—a digital media expert who has launched, grown, and sold start-ups and Fortune 500 companies alike—describes the unique method he has used to invent new products and grow established businesses throughout his career.

Samit has been at the helm of businesses in the ecommerce, digital video, social media, mobile communications, and software industries, helping to navigate them through turbulent economic times and guide them through necessary transformation so that they stay ahead of the curve and profitable. In Disrupt You!, he shows how the strategies that help companies flourish can be applied at an individual level. By challenging assumptions, pinpointing one’s unique value, and identifying weaknesses in the structure of current industries, anyone can achieve success and prosperity.

Incorporating stories from his own experience and anecdotes from other innovators and disruptive businesses—including Richard Branson, Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, YouTube, Circ du Soleil, Odor Eaters, Iams Dog Food, Silly Putty, and many more—Samit shows how personal transformation can reap entrepreneurial and professional rewards. Disrupt You! offers clear and empowering advice for anyone looking for a big break; anyone with a big idea but no idea how to apply it; and for anyone worried about being made irrelevant in an era of technological transformation. This engaging, paradigm-shifting book demystifies the mechanics of disruption for individuals and businesses alike.


Jay's Favorite Quote:
"Imagination is the key that sets me free."
-Harry Houdini


Jay's Favorite Book:
The Peter Principle: Why Things Always Go Wrong


Links From Today's Show:
Disrupt You!: Master Personal Transformation, Seize Opportunity, and Thrive in the Era of Endless Innovation

Get your FREE Disrupt You! Workbook (in the subject line of the form type "Work Book")


Jan 20, 2016

Justin Matthew spent many years in venture capital (million dollar producer 3 years).

The next move was 10 years later when he became the business manager for one of the largest YouTube channels in the world HouseHoldhacker at the time known for pranks etc. He played a major role into turning the channel into the highest respected science show on the web and negotiated multiple business deals with fortune 500 companies.

That then led to private clients in fact over 8,000 to date and even making 5 figures a month on He believe Social Media for companies is EVERYTHING for years to come and my growth backs that up.

Taking my experience from corporate sales and then managing the YouTube channel and all their social media Justin realized he was 1 of very few that had business skills and social media..he formed JM Consulting which developed into managing and building Social Networks for companies.

He found great success right off the bat which has led to the founding of another company Monopolize Social Media. Where he get 10 clients a week. Then, after crushing it, Justin packed up, moved to Utah and formed iBoom Media.

iBoom is a sponsor of the Create Your Own Life podcast, causing massive growth in social media, I had to give them on a spot on the show. Instagram went from near 1,000 to almost 4,000 and Twitter from 400 to almost 2,000; the results are incredible.


Justin's Favorite Quote:
"Surround yourself with like-minded people."

Justin's Favorite Book:
Winning Ugly: Mental Warfare in Tennis--Lessons from a Master


Link's From Today's Show:

Jan 18, 2016

In addition to being a Fast Company branding expert blogger, David Brier is a multi-award-winning brand specialist whose work h!s been featured in the New York Times, Forbes, Package Design magazine, The Dieline, Adweek, INC, Fast Company and numerous other publications in print and online.

Being in the top 5% of presenters on Slideshare with over 800,000 views worldwide, David has created brands for a wide range of rebrands, startups and refreshing old brands in the food, tech, health services, tourism, arts, architecture, gourmet industries amongst many others. Recognized for his brilliant use of words, design and imagery, David is one of the most sought-after branding specialists working today.

He's worked with top brands like Este Lauder, Rolling Stone, the New York Times Magazine. All too often, entrepreneurs find themselves promoting the space instead of really separating themselves. In this episode, David helps you to create that brand!



David's Favorite Quote:

"Rules enable you to follow, knowledge enables you to lead."


David's Favorite Book:
Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative


Links From Today's Show:
David's FREE Ebook

Jan 15, 2016

John Lee Dumas was to know, are your goals SMART? Well, he has had quite an experience to know a thing or two about setting a goal. John is the founder and host of Entrepreneur on Fire , Quotes on Fire as well as the name in podcasting. But just three years ago, John was still trying to figure out what he wanted to do with his life.

John served his country in the military then went through a stint of careers, not quite finding one that fit him. It wasn't until the age of 32, that he decided to scratch his own itch and create a daily, entrepreneurship podcast. Flash forward 3 years, millions of downloads later, and John proves he knows a thing or two about setting a goal.

John created the Freedom Journal, which you can get at, to help entrepreneurs accomplish their goals in 100 days. John learned its all about setting SMART goals; Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Time Bound. In this episode, John is your coach to help you reach your goals.


John's Favorite Quote:
"Try not to become a person of success but rather a person of value."
Albert Einstein


John's Favorite Book:
The Chimp Paradox: The Mind Management Program to Help You Achieve Success, Confidence, and Happiness


Links From Today's Show:

Jan 13, 2016

Mark Sanborn, CSP, CPAE, is president of Sanborn & Associates, Inc., an idea studio dedicated to developing leaders in business and in life. Mark is an international bestselling author and noted expert on leadership, team building, customer service and change.

Mark holds the Certified Speaking Professional designation from the National Speakers Association (NSA) and is a member of the Speaker Hall of Fame. He was recently honored with the Cavett Award, the highest honor the NSA bestows on its members, in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the speaking profession. Mark is also a member of the exclusive Speakers Roundtable, made up of 20 of the top speakers in America.

Mark is the author of eight books, including the bestseller The Fred Factor: How Passion In Your Work and Life Can Turn the Ordinary Into the Extraordinary which has sold more than 1.6 million copies internationally. His other books include You Don’t Need a Title to be a Leader: How Anyone, Anywhere Can Make a Positive Difference, Teambuilt: Making Teamwork Work, The Encore Effect: How to Achieve Remarkable Performance in Anything You Do and his most recent book, Up, Down or Sideways: How to Succeed When Times are Good, Bad or In Between. His latest book is Fred 2.0: New Ideas on How to Keep Delivering Extraordinary Results which was released March 2013.

Mark’s list of over 2400 clients includes Costco, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, FedEx, Harley-Davidson, Hewlett Packard, Cisco, KPMG, Morton’s of Chicago, New York Life, RE/MAX, ServiceMaster, ESPN, GM, IBM, Avnet, Sandvik and John Deere.


Mark's Favorite Quote:
"Discipline is the ability to do what needs to be done even when you don't feel like doing it."

"The world will never lack for wonders but wonder."
-G.K. Chesterton

Mark's Favorite Book:
The Bible

Links from Today's Show:
You Don't Need a Title to Be a Leader: How Anyone, Anywhere, Can Make a Positive Difference


Jan 11, 2016

Bob Burg is a sought-after speaker at company leadership and sales conferences sharing the platform with everyone from today’s business leaders and broadcast personalities to even a former U.S. President.

Bob is the author of a number of books on sales, marketing and influence, with total book sales of well over a million copies. His book, The Go-Giver, coauthored with John David Mann has sold over half a million copies and it has been translated into 21 languages. It is now being released in a new, expanded edition, with a foreword by Huffington Post founder and publisher, Arianna Huffington.

Bob is an advocate, supporter and defender of the Free Enterprise system, believing that the amount of money one makes is directly proportional to how many people they serve. He is also an unapologetic animal fanatic, and serves on the Board of Trustees of Furry Friends Adoption & Clinic in his town of Jupiter, Florida.


Bob Burg's Favorite Quote:
"All things being equal, people will do business with people that they know like and trust."
-Dale Carnegie


Links From Today's Show:
The Go-Giver, Expanded Edition: A Little Story About a Powerful Business Idea
Tim Ferris / Ryan Holiday Interview

Jan 8, 2016

Jarrod Glandt left college in his 3rd year atSan Diego. He got a job selling print and online advertising and at 21 and quickly became the #2 rep in the country making $150k/yr.  His territory, and income got cut into a third and his situation quickly changed.

He left that job to go work for his father, but it wasn't quite what he was looking for. He came across a video of Grant Cardone, and decided he needed Grant, and only Grant to hire him.

After initially reaching out with no luck. he followed up everyday for about 2 months before he was invited to interview (on a Sunday). After the dust cleared, he was offered the job. It was an entry-level salesperson, receptionist, extra hand, do whatever it takes type of role. That’s when the hard work started.

He started at $2500 per month plus a small residual commission on deals he wrote. He was broke, in debt, making hardly any money, sleeping on an air mattress, and selling a brand new product nobody knew about. He learned the value of real, hard work.

That’s when it all changed. It’s funny what 6 days a week and 75-80 hours of work will do for business. Becoming a true student of the game is what really made the difference for Jarrod. He currently is the EVP for Grant Cardone and the Co-Host of Young Hustlers podcast, he's here to kick your sales into gear.


Jarrod's Favorite Quote:
"Don't be a little bitch."
-Grant Cardone


Jarrod's Favorite Books:
Sell or Be Sold: How to Get Your Way in Business and in Life
The 10X Rule: The Only Difference Between Success and Failure
The Closer's Survival Guide: Over 100 ways to ink the deal
If You're Not First, You're Last: Sales Strategies to Dominate Your Market and Beat Your Competition


Links from Today's Show:

Jan 6, 2016

Patrick King is a Social Interaction Specialist, in other words, a dating, online dating, image, and communication and social skills coach based in San Francisco, California, and has been featured on numerous national publications such as He’s also a #1 Amazon best-selling dating and relationships author with the most popular online dating book on the market, and writes frequently on dating, love, sex, and relationships.

He focuses on using his emotional intelligence and understanding of human interaction to break down emotional barriers, instill confidence, and equip people with the tools they need for success. No pickup artistry and no gimmicks, simply a thorough mastery of human psychology delivered with a dose of real talk, perfected and honed through three years of law school.

He’s not so different from anyone else… he has always just had the ability to see people perhaps a little better than they could themselves, along with an innate instinct to help. He also might have been a late bloomer, with his first anything coming at age 19, giving him a unique before/after perspective that is so valuable to his clients.

When he’s not helping clients conquer the world, he’s either fronting an 80′s cover band or training for his next 10k.


Patrick's Favorite Book:
So Good They Can't Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love


Patrick's Favorite Quote:
"Chop the wood in front of you."


Links From Today' Show:
Noah Kagan's Coffee Challenge

Jan 4, 2016

Justin Janowski has been a top performer in sales and sales management for the past decade. He honed his edge in direct sales of Cutco Cutlery, finishing in the top 1% of salespeople in the company's 60+ year history. He was running his own direct sales business by the age of 22. In 2011 he made a successful transition into a career in financial planning for a Fortune 500 company.

Justin's immense success and understanding of sales, sales management, financial fitness, and the art of influence have enabled him to greatly accelerate the income and career trajectory of many of of Epic Impact's clients.



Justin Janowski's Favorite Quote:
"How You do anything is how you do everything."
-T. Harv Eker


Justin's Favorite Books:
Man's Search for Meaning
The Slight Edge: Turning Simple Disciplines into Massive Success and Happiness
Think and Grow Rich: The Landmark Bestseller - Now Revised and Updated for the 21st Century


Links From Today's Show:


Jan 1, 2016

I love podcasting, its really my passion but it took my a long time to do it correctly. This is my second go round at a podcast, but I learned a lot about how to do it correctly and I also learned I was doing it with the wrong things in mind. My real purpose should always be the audience and not just throwing out as much content as I can. Quality content is king and I needed to change my operating procedure.

So, what did I do differently? Here it goes:

The Production

  • Fiverr for a Logo
  • Took the Podcast Blueprint Course 
  • Got Music on Pond5
  • Used Garage Band and actually did editing
  • Auphonic for audio leveling
  • Bought an ID3 File Tagger
  • Sent out 98 emails for guest to be on the show


The Launch

  • Sent about 100 Personal Emails 
  • About 300 texts (I forgot to mention this in the episode)
  • About 500 Facebook messages
  • About 3,000 Linkedin Messages
  • Sent out to about 200 Mailing List Members 
  • Bothered anyone with an iPhone


Things I Used:
Samson Meteor Mic