Josh Delaney is a serial entrepreneur to the furthest extent of the word. One of the hardest issues I had with Josh, is that there is no real category to put him in; he is a full-time hustler. Josh broke into the business world at 18 years old starting his career as a professional network marketer & sales professional. Shortly after with his newly founded time freedom and success he went on to experiment with his health and fitness in his spare time and went from geek to fitness freak in less than 60 days.
In 2013, he co-founded the revolutionary non-profit, DoingMyPart.com, making it no longer an issue of money that people could not participate int charity; it created true people power. As if that was not enough, Josh later went on and purchased multiple Anytime Fitness franchises in a very short time, and with his sales & marketing skills he quickly transformed their culture.
He currently is working on making sales something more easily workable for the every day person.
Josh' Favorite Quote:
"Always happy, never satisfied."
Links from Today's Show:
-Goal: What is your goal? Its your broad idea of why your doing something; it can't be money, your team needs to be able to get behind it.
-Purpose: breaking down the goal in to smaller goals
-My Story: I was life-long student, got a bachelors in Religion and a master's in history. I spent some time in between at Oxford University studying literature. I slipped into teaching without a real goal, which is a great career if it is your purpose , but I had no purpose. Then, my mom had a stroke and I learned my goal was enhancing health.
Quotes from Today's Show:
“It is not that we have so little time but that we lose so much. ... The life we receive is not short but we make it so; we are not ill provided but use what we have wastefully.”
“The mystery of human existence lies not in just staying alive, but in finding something to live for.”
“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.”
Ray Higdon had it all in real estate, always the entrepreneur, always pushing hard. But when the economy shifted, his business saw a massive shift. Ray had been in several network marketing companies over the years, but never really stuck. With his back against the wall, he made it work, he won. Ray then went on to not only be the biggest earner in his company, but to pioneer a new way. Ray went on to create online network marketing.
Though it wasn't his his attention, Ray was so good at what he did, that he went on to create a whole new business. Since then, he has been one of the most successful online marketers and coaches. He has taught hundreds of people how to create the lives they dream of through his online platform; transcending network marketing.
Ray Higdon's Favorite Quote:
"Pain pushes you until a vision pulls you."
Ray Higdon's Favorite Book:
Think and Grow Rich - Napoleon Hill
Ready, Fire, Aim. - Michael Masterson
Wayne Root has been branded by media across the globe as “the Capitalist Evangelist.” A former Libertarian Vice Presidential nominee, Wayne is a fierce, enthusiastic and relentless defender of Reagan conservatism, Libertarianism, economic freedom and capitalism.
He is known for his fiery personality and unmatched levels of energy. On the political side, Wayne is a lifelong Republican-conservative firebrand, Fox News regular, and political commentator on hundreds of conservative talk radio stations.
He is also one of the most popular syndicated columnists in the conservative world- with millions of readers at sites like FoxNews, TheBlaze, TownHall, Breitbart, PersonalLiberty and DailyCaller. His columns often appear at The Washington Times.
On the business side, Wayne is one of a kind. Most businessmen go by the standard titles “Chairman, CEO or President.” Wayne prefers “CRPE”- standing for Chief Rainmaker and Pitchman Extraordinaire…“CE” standing for Capitalist Evangelist…and “HEB” standing for Human Energizer Bunny.
Wayne Root’s Favorite Quote:
"Attack each day with an enthusiasm unknown to mankind."
Wayne Root’s Favorite Book:
Think and Grow Rich - Napoleon Hill
Why Build a Blog:
-Create a brand
-Become an Opinion leader
-Wordpress.org: this is a free platform, but you will need somewhere to host it, but if you are really building a brand, its what you need.
-Wordpress.com: its free, and better than nothing. If you eventually plan on going to wordpress.org, then this is the best place to start because content can easily be commuted.
-blogger.com: its owned by Google, and thats the end to the positives.
-squarespace.com: I haven't used it, but its been recommended to me. I Lacks the ability to add a lot of SEO, which is the real downside to it.
I'll be adding a link to get the Facebook branding pdf in a day or two
Zach Obront is an entrepreneur and co-founder of Book in a Box. Zach stopped by the Create Your Own Life podcast to talk about history, business and of course Book in a Box. Zach has build numerous businesses over the years and imparted some of what he learned in a wide range of businesses, that even included an online high school.
He founded Book in a Box in August 2014, along with New York Times best-selling author, Tucker Max. The company looks to revolutionize the publishing industry and make book writing more attainable for anyone with a story to tell. The put a lot of focus on the writing process, in order to create a real, quality production, that everyone can be proud of; its an intriguing concept. The company has very quickly grown since its inception, and looks to change the way writing is done across the broad category of publishing.
Zach's Favorite Quotes:
"Nah, Frank Sinatra doesn't Carry Pianos." - Frank Sinatra
"To be happier with the changing of the seasons is a better state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring."
Zach's Favorite Book:
"Surely You're Joking Mr Feynman," Richard Feynman
About Monica Guzman:
The mission of Excellence by Monica Guzman is to provide coaching services which empower professionals of all backgrounds and skill level. Based on the principles of the “Wheel of Excellence” model, this approach provides a blueprint for professionals to excel in their current role or secure a position which maximizes full potential. With a focus on presentation, attitude, behavior, and affiliation.
Monica is an executive coach; she helps others to really achieve the goals that they would not achieve without push. She is the creator of the Wheel of Excellence, a unique way of helping people achieve their goals and business expansion. Look for her upcoming eBook, "Good is not Good Enough."
The Five Mistakes Women Make in Business:
No Excuses, Brian Tracy
Monica's Favorite Quote:
"Good is not good enough." -Monica Guzman
Links from Today's Show:
Monica's blog on the Five Mistakes
The Minimalist Guide to Fitness:
1.) Blood Sugar + Carbohydrates
What is the Glycemic Index? There's a number attached to every carb and how it stimulates your blood sugar, be sure to know them. However helpful it is, there still is not a one size fits all option. Depending upon your ancestry, certain foods may spike you more than other people.
About Gigi Souritzidis:
Originally from Greece, adopted by Americans from Connecticut; a true success story. Gigi currently lives the life she dreamed of and leads others to create that same life. Her business life started as a nurse, from there, she seized the opportunity to start her own business. Gigi discusses why she decided to make the leap into being an entrepreneur and what made her so successful.
Gigi's Favorite Quote:
"Like water about to boil, the difference between success and failure is one degree."
Gigi's Recomended Reading:
The Secret's of the Millionaire Mind, T. Harv Ecker
Links from Today's show:
You tell others what to do in a very commanding fashion. You do no help, but demand. You do not acknowledge things going on in your team members live's and help them through. Then, you wonder why people do no respect you. This is not referring to any person in particular, but rather the archetype of what the traditional corporate world looks for in a boss.
Business leaders are beginning to learn more and more that being a good leader is about leading by example, and leading with kindness. Sound's an awful lot like Sun Tzu's 'Art of War.' It has been known for many centuries that this is the most effective way to lead, but it is not until now that corporate culture is shifting.
The 1980's are the down time for this type of image, and the inspiration for such movies as 'Office Space.' A boss like Lundberg in the film that expects his employees to work weekends while he relaxes, cracking the whip every so often to tell them to work.
Here's some traits of the new modern era leader, such a Howard Schultz:
If some of these traits describe you, then, well done! As a leader, you are headed in the correct direction. If it does not, then realize you need to grow and work towards being that better person that can inspire others to greatness.
About Stephen Baker
Stephen Baker went from a kid playing street ball in California to achieving the NFL dream/ He spent 6 years as an NFL player, all with the New York Football Giants. Stephen had an amazing experience playing in the NFL, including reaching the pinnacle of winning the Super Bowl, when the kick was ‘wide right,’ and playing for dynasty coach, Bill Parcells.
Stephen Baker's Favorite Book:
Joe Lewis biography
Links from Todays Show:
John Hurd is an entrepreneur in the true sense of the word. John currently runs many income properties, as well as operating a property management country. He is responsible for the largest ranch sale in Montana history. He also started a company on a bet for $1000, and ran restaurants just because he was bored.
On this episode, John reveals to us the secrets of his success and his inspiration for it. He also explains the difference between income properties and investment properties, helping you understand just what you need. John shows you just how to address your economic health!
Have you ever thought of creating your own life? Have you ever thought you were meant for more? Have you ever let others tell you what to do? Have you ever thought you weren't good enough. You can have the business and life that you dream of.
I learned over the last few years that others weren't going to die for me, so its best not to let them live for me too. However, we seem to let the options of others tell us what to do and dictate how we will live our lives.
This podcast seeks to be the ultimate business lifestyle podcast. It stems from a conversation that I had with my father where he talked about the typical 40 year, 9-5 and I decided I wanted to create my own life. There have been some bumps in the road, and I'll share those with you, al long with actionable information from guest that have built million dollar businesses and freedom lifestyles.
The purpose of this podcast is to inspire you with the wins and success of others and show you by their example how to create your own life. You never know what is possible, and now can create your own life. You will be inspired and create not only success for your self but an abundance you can share with others.