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If you want to change the world, you must change the values held dear by the men who inhabit it. Created by Mike Dillard, Self Made Man is for men who want to achieve greatness. Who want to leave their mark on the world, and create a legacy of honor, integrity, and achievement in every aspect of their lives. Join the Self-Made Man community as we bring mentors into your world who can help you build a life of excellence in business, relationships, health, finance, and legacy. Learn more at www.SelfMadeMan.com

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If you want to change the world, you must change the values held dear by the men who inhabit it. Created by Mike Dillard, Self Made Man is for men who want to achieve greatness. Who want to leave their mark on the world, and create a legacy of honor, integrity, and achievement in every aspect of their lives. Join the Self-Made Man community as we bring mentors into your world who can help you build a life of excellence in business, relationships, health, finance, and legacy. Learn more at www.SelfMadeMan.com

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My respect!

By guinancio - Dec 04 2019
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Mike keep doing this amazing job. Good information and insights! Love it! Thank you!

Powerful Questions

By Steve Stavs - Sep 21 2019
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Mike you are an expert at asking powerful questions! So grateful for your work!!!!!!!

iTunes Ratings

461 Ratings
Average Ratings
413
18
10
7
13

My respect!

By guinancio - Dec 04 2019
Read more
Mike keep doing this amazing job. Good information and insights! Love it! Thank you!

Powerful Questions

By Steve Stavs - Sep 21 2019
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Mike you are an expert at asking powerful questions! So grateful for your work!!!!!!!
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The Mike Dillard Podcast

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If you want to change the world, you must change the values held dear by the men who inhabit it. Created by Mike Dillard, Self Made Man is for men who want to achieve greatness. Who want to leave their mark on the world, and create a legacy of honor, integrity, and achievement in every aspect of their lives. Join the Self-Made Man community as we bring mentors into your world who can help you build a life of excellence in business, relationships, health, finance, and legacy. Learn more at www.SelfMadeMan.com

Rank #1: How To Make A Fortune on AirBnb, Without Owning A Single Home… with Brian Page

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There are very, very few business opportunities out there that truly impress me these days, but what you’ll learn about today from our guest, Brian Page, is one of them.   A few years ago Brian found himself at a point in life where he needed a plan B.   His background was in real estate, but after the market crashed, he found himself on the sidelines.   As many people have over the past few years, he started looking into AirBnb, and saw a huge opportunity there, but there was one big problem…   He didn’t have the funds needed to buy a house that he could list on the platform.   I’ve often thought about buying and renting out properties on AirBnb as well, but I don’t want to spend a substantial amount of money to acquire them.   Well that’s when Brian came up with a solution that rocked my world…   Instead of buying properties, he rented them, and then placed them on the short-term markets of AirBNB, Home Away, and VRBO.   Each home might cost him $2,000 to rent, but he was making $6,000/mo from his AirBnb guests.   Within a year he’d acquired control of dozen properties, all of which were making him income, and he didn’t have to invest a dime into any of them.   It is without a doubt, one of the most brilliant, and exciting opportunities I’ve ever seen, where you can literally build a real estate empire within a few years, without any kind of seed capital, or without any risk exposure to the markets.   And the best part, is that Brian has automated the entire process. Everything, from cleaning and servicing the homes, to wowing his guests, is outsourced.   He can literally run his empire from his cell phone on a beach, and today he’s going to share the entire strategy with you.   If you’re currently looking for a way to replace your income, and potentially build a massive income stream, this is the single best opportunity to do so, that I’ve seen in years.

Aug 20 2019

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Rank #2: How To Build The Biggest Personal Brand In Your Industry... with Jack Canfield

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About 20 years ago, around the age of 18, I remember walking through the aisles of my local bookstore, and buying a copy of my very first personal development book. I had no idea what I was looking for, but I knew that I needed to start thinking differently about my future.

As I scoured the shelves, one book grabbed my attention. It was called, The Aladdin Factor, and it was written by a guy named Jack Canfield.

That book set me down the path of personal growth and development that has shaped my life ever since.

Since then, Jack has become of the of the biggest personal brands in self-help.

His Chicken Soup For The Soul book series has sold over 500,000,000 copies around the world.

And now that I had him on the phone for an hour, I wanted to ask him how he did it…

When you look out at the world of personal development, there are thousands of speakers and authors who come and go.

And yet only a handful have been able to make the kind of impact that Jack has…

Tony Robbins, Brene Brown, John Maxwell, Wayne Dyer, Mark Victor Hansen, and Jim Rohn are some of the names that come to mind.

Why?

What have these individuals done in order to become the biggest names in their industry over the span of decades?

How can you or I become the next Jack Canfield?

Well that’s what we’re going to find out here today straight from the man himself.

May 02 2019

53mins

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Rank #3: A Blueprint For Building Massive Wealth… with Kris Krohn

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The biggest problem when it comes to building wealth, is that there isn’t one clear-cut way to do it.

If you ask a successful, rich individual what the best way is to become wealthy, all of them will give you a slightly different answer.

And that’s tough because it creates confusion. Who is right, and which path do you follow?

Well that’s exactly what Kris Krohn experienced in his early 20’s, when he was trying to figure out the best way to create wealth with real estate.

Kris was dead-broke at the time, and he’d found plenty of answers when it came to building wealth, but he just didn’t know which one was correct.

So he did something that few people do…

He put all of his options on paper, and he ran the numbers…

What he discovered was a strategy that clearly stood above all the rest, which he’ll share with you here today.

Twelve years later, Kris has has bought and sold over 3,500 real estate properties, and makes millions of dollars per year in passive income.

In fact, his most recent deal alone will produce over $80,000 per month in cash flow.

Now there’s a second part to this story that we’re going to dive into as well, which is how I found Kris…

And that was a few months ago, while surfing YouTube.

He’s been producing a phenomenal stream of video content that is growing his channel by 20,000 to 30,000 subscribers per month, and I wanted to figure out what in the world he was doing, and how.

It’s safe to say that this is one of the most valuable episodes we’ve had here on Self Made Man, so buckle up, and please help me welcome Kris Krohn. 

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Aug 01 2018

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Rank #4: How To Identify Life Changing Opportunities… with Eben Pagan

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Has it ever felt like the most successful people you know in life just have this strange ability to be in the right place at the right time when it comes to taking advantage of new opportunities?

For example, our guest today is my friend and mentor, Eben Pagan.   Eben is one of the most successful entrepreneurs I know, having built a $100,000,000 empire in the online education space.   Well just over a year ago, he sent me an email, asking me if I had put any time or thought into investing in cryptocurrencies.   I told him that I’d actually purchased Bitcoin back in 2014, and that I’d been researching and investing in that space ever since. So he emailed eight other successful entrepreneurs he knew, and asked them the same question. Well it turns out every single one of them had also taken an interest, and invested in crypto over the previous one to two years, despite the fact that none of us had brought it up to anyone else in that group.   We had all seen the same opportunity. We had all come to the same conclusion about that opportunity, and we had all made a small fortune as a result.   Now what’s really interesting, is that Eben had not asked us that question just for the sake of it.   He was in fact, validating a theory he’d created while trying to unravel the true secret at the heart of the world’s most successful people.   What is that theory?   It’s that successful people are better at finding and creating opportunity, and better at making decisions about which opportunities to bet on.   If you look at the successful people you know, who are consistently successful in business, investing, with money, and in their financial lives — those who win not only in the short-run, but also in the long-run — you’ll see that these are the people who are constantly finding and creating great opportunities, then choosing the best ones to bet on   In other words, seeing and capitalizing on opportunities that others miss is actually a learnable skill.   Well being the genius that he is, Eben spent the last few years breaking down this intangible art, into an actual framework and process that helps you understand what opportunity is, how it works, how it’s changing, and how to get more of it in your life.   Identifying your opportunities, and then most importantly, sorting through them to decide which one’s you should pursue, is it… This is the foundation that every success story you’ve ever heard is built upon, and today Eben’s going to teach how to do it.   And by the way, he’s also going to give a free copy of his new book on Opportunity, to all of you here at SelfMadeMan. To get your copy, just head to NewOpportunityBook.com.

Apr 24 2018

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Rank #5: How To Make 7-Figures With Amazon… with Matt Clark

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Today’s interview is going to be pretty special for a lot of you out there, who want to build an online business, but who might feel like you’re just not cut-out for an information marketing type of model.

Obviously if you follow my work and this podcast, you know that I’ve done very well as an online publisher and educator.   I figured out about 10 years ago, that I’m really good at writing books and courses, and selling those online. And in fact, I’ve sold around $60 million worth of those products during that time.   Naturally, a lot of my students want to create the same kind of business.   Well what if you’re just not meant for that… What if writing or recording products is a true struggle for you?   What if writing sales letters or sales video scripts is something you’ve attempted to do for years, unsuccessfully… What if you don’t want to turn on the camera and start posting pictures and videos to instagram every week to become an influencer and leader in your niche?   The bottom line is that very few people are meant for this kind of business, and that’s okay.   If that’s you, then today’s episode is what you’ve been looking for.   The good news, is that there is a different kind of business you can build… One that you can run from anywhere in the world, where you don’t have to write sales letters, or fire up the camera.   All you need to do is find, and list great products for sale.   I’m talk about Amazon.   There are literally tens of thousands of average ordinary people who make a phenomenal living, buying products at wholesale, and listing them for sale on Amazon.   Many of them have now started to private label those products under their own brand, build up a customer base, and then sell that company for millions of dollars just one to two years later.   It’s one of the most simple, and relatable business opportunities in the world, and the guy who help start this revolution is on with us here today… His name is Matt Clark, and over the past 7 years, Matt’s company had produced more successful Amazon business owners, than anyone else in the world.   So if you’ve been trying to build an online business, but it just hasn’t clicked, starting an Amazon business just might be the answer you’ve been looking for, and Matt is here today, to walk you through the entire process.

Apr 19 2018

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Rank #6: Take Control of Your Brain, Take Control of Your Life With John Assaraf

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If there is one thing that I’ve learned over the past year from dealing with my health crisis, it’s that your thoughts literally create and control your destiny.

You can use your thoughts to heal your body, to calm your mind, and to rapidly change your life for the better…

I think Napoleon Hill nailed it when he titled his book, “Think and Grow Rich”...

But if it was just that easy, why isn’t everyone walking around fit, happy, healthy, and rich?

Why are the vast majority of people dealing with disease and stress, instead of living in their highest state of being?

Well one of the reasons is that our brains process and create new mental circuits about a fearful or negative event, 10,000 times faster, than they do for a positive event.

Our brains are wired to look for danger, and remember it.

They are not naturally wired to focus on abundance, safety, and happiness.

Once you’re aware of this, you’ll start to realize that retraining your brain takes a conscious effort. But once you learn how to control and direct your thoughts, you will start to create the life you truly want.

Forget marketing, forget social media, and business strategies.

Yes, those things are important, but mastering your brain first is THE secret ensuring those efforts are effective.

If you have read the books on Phil Knight of Nike, Steve Jobs, or Richard Branson, you know that all of them have one thing in common…

Each of them credit their success in life to adopting a daily mental training practice. and today you’re going to learn how to do the same from our guest, John Assaraf.

John is an incredible entrepreneur who’s built 5 multimillion dollar companies, written 2 New York Times Bestselling books and featured in 8 movies, including “The Secret” and “Quest For Success” with Richard Branson and the Dalai Lama.

Today, he is the founder and CEO of NeuroGym, a company dedicated to using the most advanced technologies and evidence based brain training methods to help you unleash your fullest potential and maximize your results.

I’ll just say this…

Buy John’s book, use what you learn for the next 100 days, and you will absolutely change your life forever.

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IgniteMyBrain.com NeuroGym.com Having It All: Achieving Your Life's Goals and Dreams

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Nov 07 2019

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Rank #7: How To Make Better Decisions… with Keith Cunningham

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We all strive to do our absolute best in our businesses and in our lives… We try to hire the best people, create the best products, and make the right decisions.   We put so much effort into making progress, but is that really where we should be spending out time?   Well today our guest poses an extremely interesting question…   Where would you be today, if you could simply go back, and unwind the biggest three mistakes you’ve made in life?   Maybe it was an investment decision…   Maybe it was a poor relationship choice…   Or maybe you trusted the wrong person in your business.   Now I don’t know about you, but if I could simply go back and unwind those events, I’d be 100X better off than I am today, despite all of my efforts to grow.   The advantages we can gain in life by simply making better decisions, far outweigh all of the hustle and grind we could ever muster.   This is a revelation Keith Cunningham had nearly 30 years ago. After amassing a real estate fortune worth over $100,000,000, Keith suddenly found himself filing for bankruptcy at the age of 40.   At a time in your life when you’re supposed to have everything figured out, Keith suddenly found himself with less than nothing… He actually owed millions in taxes to the IRS thanks to something incredibly insidious you’ll learn about today, called Phantom Income.   This crisis forced Keith to reevaluate his life and how he made his decisions, and the process he created as a result would change everything…   He quickly rebuilt his fortune, and has since dedicated his life to mentoring entrepreneurs like us, so that we can learn from his experiences. He is one of the best in the world at what he does, which is why you’ll find him on the stage at every Tony Robbins event, leading the lessons on business and entrepreneurship.   Today’s episode is one that can radically change your life for the better, so get ready to take some notes.

Mar 08 2018

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Rank #8: How To Build Lasting Wealth… With Garrett Gunderson

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If you’re an entrepreneur, this podcast has the power to save you at least $10,000 this year if you implement what you learn.

Some of you will end up keeping millions of dollars in the coming years as a result of this episode.

You see, at one point or another, you’re going to find out that making money, and keeping money are two completely different things.

And you’re also going to find out that the decisions, actions, and personality traits that allowed you to make your money, are actually a liability when it comes to saving and accumulating it.

So how do you avoid that trap?

Well if you want to build real wealth and true financial freedom, the single most important thing you can do is to make a plan and a process to allocate the money you’re making, as it comes in.

Now as business owners, the strategies and tools that we have available to us to build wealth, and reduce our taxes, are vast, and they are not created equal.

CPA’s and financial advisors are not created equal either, and if you implement the wrong plan, it can lead to dramatically different results.

Well, today we’re joined by Garrett Gunderson who is one of the smartest people I’ve ever met when it comes to saving money, reducing taxes, and building wealth.

He is an entrepreneur like you and me, but he’d dedicated his life to this topic and his company Wealth Factory, was created to help business owners like you and me, achieve the financial freedom that inspired us in the first place.

If you want to pay less in taxes, generate wealth automatically, and invest your money wisely, get ready to take some notes, because Garrett is about to blow you away.

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Dec 04 2019

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Rank #9: Ed Mylett - The $400 Million Man…

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About 9 months ago, a guy named Ed Mylett came out of nowhere, and made a massive splash in the entrepreneur and personal development space…

Within weeks he was on every major podcast, and even started a YouTube show of his own, where he was interviewing people like NFL star Terrell Owens, Kevin Harrington from Shark Tank, and Tony Robbins.

Next he announced business partnerships with Grant Cardone, and Andy Frisella, and within months his YouTube channel has grown to over 180,000 subscribers, and his Instagram account is quickly approaching 900,000 followers.

So I had to know…

Who is Ed Mylett?

Well it turns out that Ed is an incredibly successful entrepreneur, and a quintessential Self-Made Man who came from nothing, and built a $400,000,000 million fortune in the financial services in industry.

He’s a husband, a father, and a guy who leads his life with passion and with heart in a way that leaves you feeling truly inspired.

This has been one of my favorite interviews of the year, as we dive into why Ed has come out from behind the curtain and into the light of social media,

We’ll also get into the process that he takes his clients through in order to unlock their full potential.

From creating a successful marriage, to raising kids with wealth, to the role that hash browns play in his social media strategy, we cover it all…

Without further ado, please help me welcome, the one and only Ed Mylett.

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Jul 26 2018

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Rank #10: How To Build a 7-Figure Per Month Membership Business… with Brandon Poulin

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There’s an often used headline in the online entrepreneur space, that goes something like this… Learn how to turn your passion, into profits.   The reason you hear it so often, is because it’s a strategy that works, and today’s guest is an extraordinary example of what it means to turn your biggest passion, or problem in life, into a successful business venture.   Kaelin and Brandon Poulin are currently in their early 20’s, and over the past three years, they’ve built a little online business from scratch, that currently does over $1,000,000 per month in recurring revenue.   This all started when Kaelin hit her breaking point. She was 65 pounds overweight, unhealthy, and tired of what she saw when she looked in the mirror. So she did something about it, and within 12 months, she set a world-record for the fastest woman to ever qualify for a professional fitness competition license.   Her personal transformation story served as the foundation for her new passion… Helping other women reach their fitness goals, and transform their health.   Later that year with the help of her husband Brandon, they launched LadyBoss.com… A private membership community for women.   Today, they currently have over 140,000 active members who subscribe for $27/mo.   Do the math, and your jaw will drop. And did I mention they’re just 23 years old?   So how did they do it?   How did two young kids with zero previous marketing experience build an 8-figure business empire in one of the most competitive markets in the world?   Well you’re going to find out, as we dive into the details behind their marketing strategies for finding customers, retaining those customers, and building an incredibly loyal tribe.   Kaelin and Brandon’s success is incredibly impressive, and I have studied every part of their business for months.   If you want to learn how to build a recurring revenue membership business, you’re about to learn from the best of the best…   With that being said, make sure you head to SelfMadeMan.com after you listen to this episode, and watch the new class from Russell Brunson. It’s called, “The Truth About Making Money In An Online Business”.   And the reason you should go watch that class, is because Kaelin and Brandon built their entire business using Russell’s business model and software platform.   And right now, you can even watch the entire class for free, along with the rest of the library for the next 7 days.   Between these two resources, you’ll receive a Master’s Degree in online marketing.

May 15 2018

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Rank #11: This Is The Fastest Way To Make 6-Figures… with Russ Ruffino

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Today’s podcast is going to be incredibly valuable if you’re looking for the fastest and easiest way to build a 6-figure business that can replace your income, and then allow you to scale to 7-figures.

At the end of the day, making money is all about math.

If you want to make $20,000 per month selling a $40 Ebook, you’d have to acquire 500 new customers per month, and the only way you’re going to be able to do that, is by putting 80-90% of the that money back into advertising.

So yes, you might make $20,000 in revenue, but you’d be lucky if any of that was actually left over as profit.

Or you can take a second option which is a bit counter-intuitive...

Instead of selling a simple e-book, you could sell access to a group coaching program for around $3,000 to $5,000. This means you’d only need to find just one new customer per week.

Finding four high-end customers per month is actually much easier, and much more profitable than finding 500.

So if you have some specialized knowledge or a skill set that can really solve someone’s problem or that can help them achieve a desired result, this is a business model that I would highly recommend taking a very close look at, and to help you learn more about it today, we’re joined by Russ Ruffino.

Russ is the founder of Clients On Demand, and over the past few years he’s helped thousands of experts create an incredibly simple consulting business that has allowed them to quickly replace or exceed their traditional income.

I learned about Russ a few months ago because my friend Krisstina is one of his clients, and had great feedback about his company, and their services.

What I found is a team that truly cares about the success of their customers, and who is willing to guide them through the process of setting up a consulting business, every single step of the way.

This could be a life-changing opportunity for many of you, so get ready to take some notes, and please help me welcome, Russ Ruffino.

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Jan 31 2019

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Rank #12: Master Your Morning, And You’ll Master Your Life, with Robin Sharma

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It’s no secret that how your morning begins, will usually determine how the rest of your day will unfold.

My previous guests and friends have mastered this process, and seen their lives transform as a result…

Hal Elrod created the Miracle Morning process which dramatically changed his life the moment he started to apply it.

And Aubrey Marcus shares his approach in his book, Own The Day, Own Your Life.

In that book he shares a very simple premise… Which is that if you own and master your morning, you’ll own and master your day. And if you can experience the ideal day where you’re in flow, you’ll create the kind of life you could only dream about previously.

Well today we’re joined by another extremely successful gentleman who has created his own process for mastering your morning.

His name is Robin Sharma, and he has a fascinating story.

For most of his adult life, he was a litigation attorney, but it was a career that made him miserable. He dreaded going to work every day, so he finally decided that enough was enough. He quit his job and dedicated his life to learning about personal growth, productivity, spirituality, and fulfillment.

What he learned would eventually find its way into a book that he self-published and printed at Kinkos called, “The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari”.

15 million copies later, Robin has become one of the most successful and respected authors in the world.

At the heart of his success, is his morning routine which he’ll share with you today here in detail.

Whether you subscribe to Hal’s approach, or Aubrey’s, or Robin’s, one thing is certain…

If you want to change your life, the very first step you take every single morning is the single most important part of the process.

If you master your morning, you’ll win the day. And if you win the day, you’ll win in life.

So without further ado, please help me welcome, Robin Sharma.

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The 5 AM Club: Own Your Morning. Elevate Your Life. The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari: A Remarkable Story About Living Your Dreams The Greatness Guide: One of the World's Most Successful Coaches Shares His Secrets for Personal and Business Mastery The Prophet

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Jun 27 2019

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Rank #13: How to UnF*ck Yourself…With Gary John Bishop

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Welcome To The Mike Dillard podcast, where entrepreneurs like you get the knowledge and skills you need to bring your dreams to life.

Well gang, welcome to the new format and the inaugural episode of the Mike Dillard Podcast.

Wait a minute… What? Where did Self Made Man go?

If you’re wondering what in the world is going on, and why I’ve changed the name of the show, head over to my YouTube Channel and please watch the video that I just posted this week which will give you all of the details. Make sure you hit the subscribe button as well because I’m going to start posting videos there on a regular basis.

With that being said, I can tell you this…

Part of the reason for the name change is a result of the personal work I’ve done over the past year, that you’re about to discover here today.

We’re joined by Gary John Bishop, and this interview is one of the single most profound discussions that we've ever had on this podcast over the past four years.

So who is Gary? Well, for the most part, he was just a regular guy meandering through life, when he found himself attending a personal development conference many years ago on a whim.

He wasn’t necessarily searching for answers at the time, but he decided to go on the recommendation of a friend, and what he learned during the next few days would completely transform his life.

Now you’re clearly into personal development, which is why you’re listening to this podcast right now.

But here’s a question for you…

Why aren’t the lives of everyone who dives into the personal development process, radically changed?

How many people do you know, and maybe you’re one of them, have read all the books, listened to all of the podcasts, and attended all of the events… And yet they still struggle?

Well, that’s what you’re going to discover here today.

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GaryJohnBishop.com Follow Gary on Twitter | Facebook | Instagram Unfu*k Yourself: Get Out of Your Head and into Your Life Stop Doing That Sh*t: End Self-Sabotage and Demand Your Life Back

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Mar 21 2019

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Rank #14: What’s Working Today In Digital Marketing… with George Bryant

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Online marketing today is changing faster than ever… Facebook ad costs have doubled or even tripled in the past year, their policies have changed, and it’s forcing business owners to completely change their approach to customer acquisition. This transition can be the death of a business, as a once steady source of customers, slowly, and then suddenly, disappears. Before you know it, what used to work for you now doesn’t. Revenue starts to drop, profits start to decline, and before you know it, your business has all but dried up.   So what do you do? Well you need a new set of eyes to look at your campaigns, and to bring some new ideas to the table. Well that’s where our guest today George Bryant comes in. I met George at Aubrey Marcus’ house a few months ago, and quickly realized that this guy really knows his stuff. George built his own 7-figure business in the the competitive paleo nutrition space a few years ago, but today he spends the majority of his time helping companies like ONNIT, Men’s Health, Adidas, and Reebok, create online marketing campaigns that work. Well today George is going to bring us up to speed on how the online marketing space has changed in the past 12 months, and what you need to do in order to adapt, adjust, and thrive in this new environment. We’ll find out what he’s doing with his clients to help them double or even triple their sales within 30 days, and so much more… Please help me welcome, George Bryant.   Resources: Follow George on Instagram | LinkedIn CivilizedCavemanCooking.com Magic - Personal Assistant on Demand Process Street | Checklist, Workflow and SOP Software AirTable   Music: Music by: RetroVision Song: Cake Licensed under a Creative Commons License

Jun 29 2018

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Rank #15: How To Find Your Purpose… with Mastin Kipp

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Our guest today as one hell of a story… By the age of 21, Mastin Kipp was living life in the Hollywood fastlane…   As a music manager, sex, drugs, and rock and roll was more than a cliche, it was a lifestyle that was quickly running him into the ground.     After an altercation with the law, he had his moment of clarity, and decided to completely redefine his life.   Within a few years he’d find his purpose helping others, garnering the attention of Kim Kardashian, and a seat on Oprah Winfrey’s infamous couch.   Today Mastin has has touched the lives of millions of people, and joins us here on SelfMadeMan, to help you find your life’s purpose.   All of us have hidden mental and emotional blocks… Experiences, and stories that prevent us from achieving our full potential. Well it’s time to uncover them, and remove them from our lives once and for all, so we can move forward.

Mar 14 2018

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Rank #16: Finding Your Perfect Partner In Life… with Chris and Heidi Powell

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Today’s interview is one of my favorites…   We’re going to sit down with the biggest power couple in fitness, Chris and Heidi Powell.   If they sound familiar, it’s because they are the stars of ABC’s hit show, Extreme Weight Loss, and together, they have built up a social media following of more than 3 million fans.   Well my plan for this interview was to dive into how they’ve built their brand and their business empire.   And while that’s what we end up discussing, how they achieved their success was completely unexpected…   At the end of the day, what they’ve built is not a result of effective marketing… It’s the result of the relationship they have with each other.   When Chris met Heidi, he was completely broke and literally living out of his car.   Heidi was divorced with two kids, and the last thing she wanted was a relationship.   But the attitude that each of them brought to the table when it came to their dreams in life, and each other, was the magic pixie dust that changed everything.   There is nothing in this world, that has a greater impact on your destiny, or quality of life, than the partner you choose to spend it with. What you have here today, is an opportunity to see what’s possible when you choose the right person. You’ll have a chance to see the qualities you want to look for as you hear Chris and Heidi share their story, and you’ll walk away from this interview with a lasting example in your mind, of what a world-class relationship looks like, and what’s possible in life when you find the perfect partner.

May 09 2018

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Rank #17: Taking Your Biggest Risks Ever… with Anik Singal

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Today I’m excited to welcome Anik Singal to the show. I’ve known Anik for almost ten years now, and over that time, I’ve watched him build a huge online business, and partner with Robert Kiyosaki.

But what I didn’t know, is that a few years ago, Anik had a massive crisis… His business crashed, he found himself in debt, and everything that he’d built had crumbled.

He found himself having to start over from scratch, which is very similar to what I went through back in 2014.

In fact, our stories are eerily similar, and what’s even more interesting, is that we both bounced back, and came out taking our biggest swings ever.

Anik started a new company called Lurn, and he even he launched a massive, multi-million dollar co-working space for entrepreneurs just a few months ago.

And what’s really interesting is how they’ve funded the project, and how they plan to monetize it.

I’ve taking some big risks during my career as a business owner, so I know what it’s like to go all-in on your dream like Anik has.

This is a fascinating interview with one of the most successful online entrepreneurs out there today, and it’s filled with insights and lessons learned that you’ll want to pay close attention to…

Please help me welcome, Anik Singal.

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Aug 23 2018

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Rank #18: How To Permanently Stop Self-Sabotage...With Adam Lyons

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Have you ever wondered why you make the decisions with the best of intentions, that end up causing problems for you down the road?

Have you wondered why it can be so hard to stop bad habits and replace them with healthier ones?

Have you wondered why you tend to repeat the same choices, attract the same kind of relationships, or sabotage your success?

Well today you’re going to find out the answers to all of these questions and more with thanks to our guest and one of the smartest people I’ve ever met, Adam Lyons.

Adam has become one of the world’s biggest authorities on brain chemistry, and how affects the decisions that we all make on a daily basis.

And I have to say that this interview is absolutely fascinating because Adam is about to pull back the curtain and give you a behind the scenes look at the neuro-chemistry that’s driving our decisions and behaviors at a subconscious level.

All of the decisions that you make, and actions that you take are a result of your brain’s desire for five different chemicals.

We all know that smoking cigarettes and drinking alcohol are bad for your body over the long-term, and that they could even kill you, and yet people consume both on a regular basis?

Why?

Because that moment of consumption is triggering the release of a pleasure-based hormone like dopamine, which your brain is programed to pursue.

So before you know it, you’ve cracked open that beer, and lit up that cigarette, even though you’ve told yourself that you’re going to stop.

Maybe you constantly spend all of the money you make, and saving has always been a challenge for you.

Well that’s because you’re brain is getting pleasure every time you buy something. It’s basically a little crack addict that constantly needs another hit of that chemical, and before you know it, you’re on Amazon once again, and hitting the buy button.

Once you’re aware of why your brain does this, you can start to short-circuit and reprogram this pattern, which is the key to making better decisions in every area of your life.

This is one of those episodes that can have a dramatic impact on your life moving forward to get ready to take some notes, and please help me welcome Adam Lyons.

Resources:

PsychologyHacker.com Follow Psychology Hacker on Facebook | YouTube Brain Hacking: Rewire Your Mind to Have It All Thinking, Fast and Slow

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Oct 02 2019

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Rank #19: How To Never Forget A Name Again, with Chester Santos

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Have you ever walked into a social event and introduced yourself to someone, only to realize that you’ve forgotten what they said just seconds later?

I know that’s happened to me many, many times, and it’s a horrible feeling.

Have you been in a meeting, giving a presentation, or on a phone call where you need to remember specific details, but mind just goes blank?

Yep, I’ve been there as well.

Well today I have the privilege of introducing you to Chester Santos.

Chester is one of the world’s foremost authorities when it comes to memory, and today he’s going to teach you how to remember anything that’s important to you, forever.

He’s been a speaker at TED and Google, and has been invited to share his knowledge with millions of people around the world through appearances on CNN, ABC, NBC, and the Science Channel.

And what’s really interesting about today’s interview, is that he used me as his guinea pig.

After teaching me his system live during the call, he took me through an incredible challenge that demonstrated the power of his system in real time.

Within just a few minutes, I had to memorize a series of 15 random words, and then recall them in order both forwards, and backwards.

Did it work? Did I make it?

Please help me welcome the International Man of Memory, and let’s find out…

Resources:

ChesterSantos.com How to Win Friends & Influence People

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Track: Unknown Brain - Say Goodbye (ft. Marvin Divine) [NCS Release] Music provided by NoCopyrightSounds. Free Download / Stream: ncs.io/SayGoodbye

Nov 14 2019

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Rank #20: Why My Friend Walked Away From A $100MM Business… With Tom Dyson

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Today you’re going to sit down with me and eavesdrop as I catch up with an old friend that I haven’t seen in years...

His name is Tom Dyson.

Tom was the co-founder alongside Mark Ford, of the wildly successful investing and financial education company, the Palm Beach Research Group.

Together, they turned the business into a $100 Million company.

And then a few years ago Tom went through a divorce, depression overtook him, and he simply walked away from everything.

Well today you’re going to hear the fascinating story of what happened, and why it ended up being a massive blessing in disguise.

I’m thrilled to say that this story has an incredibly happy ending, but it certainly contains some very, very valuable lessons for all of us.

Now given the fact that both of us are still in love with global economics and investing, we couldn’t help but dive into that topic towards the end of today’s interview.

What’s going on with the markets? Is there a crash looming ahead, and what are Tom and I doing with our money?

I think you’ll be shocked to hear the answers to those incredibly important questions…

Resources:

Postcards From the Fringe Follow HoboFamily on Instagram

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Dec 13 2019

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How To Build A Massive Personal Brand, with Rory Vaden

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When it comes to starting a business from scratch that’s simple, inexpensive, and that can allow you to live life on your terms, there’s nothing more powerful than You, Inc.

What do I mean by You, Inc?

I’m referring to building a business and a brand that’s based on you…

As Jay-Z says it, “I’m not a businessman, I’m a Business, man!”

A You, Inc based business is extremely simple and it can be boiled down to three steps…

Build an audience.

Build a relationship with that audience.

And then offer products and services to that audience.

No employees, office space, overhead, or inventory required.

But how do you turn your name into a brand?

How do you break through the noise and actually build a following?

And what are some of the risks and pitfalls that come with a business that’s dependent upon you?

Well today you’re about to find out the answers to these questions and more with the help of Rory Vaden.

Rory is the co-founder of BrandBuildersGroup.com

They are a personal brand strategy firm for influencers and entrepreneurs, and offer services designed to help mission-driven messengers clarify your positioning, expand your reach, and increase revenue.

Some of their clients include people like Lewis Howes and Kevin Harrington, and they definitely know their stuff.

Building a personal brand is more powerful and lucrative than ever, and it can provide you with opportunities and open doors that are absolutely life-changing.

In fact, it’s why I’ve come full circle in my career, and why I’ve decided to go all-in on making my personal brand the #1 priority now and in the years to come.

Now without further ado, let’s learn how to build a personal brand with Rory Vaden.

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BrandBuildersGroup.com/dillard/ Take the Stairs: 7 Steps to Achieving True Success

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Jan 22 2020

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How TheHustle.co Gained 1 Million+ Subscribers, With Sam Parr

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Would you like to know how to make more than 8-figures per year, with nothing more than an email newsletter?

No information products, no coaching, no consulting…

All you have is an email newsletter sent out daily, without any products for sale, and you’re making over $10 million dollars per year as a result.

Sound too good to be true?

Well today I’d like to introduce you to someone who’s done exactly that…

His name is Sam Parr, and he’s the Founder of TheHustle.co

TheHustle.co produces a free daily email newsletter for entrepreneurs, investors, and tech fans that includes breaking industry news, insider stories, and valuable case-studies.

But what sets them apart is their unabashed, tell-it-like-it-is, conversational writing style.

Call it attitude or flare, their unique style has helped them amass a rabid readership of more than 1 million subscribers, and has helped them become one of the fastest growing media companies in the world as a result.

So how did they gain such a cult following? How do they make their revenue, and how can you apply their business model for yourself?

You’ll learn all of that and more here in this fantastic interview with Sam, and you’ll also be one of the first to hear about their brand new venture they just launched a few weeks ago.

Please help me welcome, Sam Par

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TheHustle.co Trends.co - use promo code "Mike" for 50% off your subscription Follow Sam on Twitter

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Jan 16 2020

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How To Live Forever, with Dr. Steven Gundry...

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We live in an incredibly rare and special period in history right now...

Why?

Because if you manage to stay alive for the next 20-25 years, there is a very good chance that you’ll have the opportunity to live forever.

The advances that are taking place right now in the medical field including gene editing, organ cloning, nano-technology, bionics, and cellular age reversal are happening at such an exponential rate, that we will have the ability to dramatically extend our lives here in the near future.

We are the first generation that will have the opportunity, but if you want to take advantage of it, you need to focus on keeping yourself as healthy as possible for the next 20 years.

Well today we’re joined by one of the most famous and respected surgeons and physicians in the world, Dr. Steven Gundry.

As you’re going to hear today, Dr. Gundry pioneered the discovery and reversal of cardiovascular disease, which is one of the top two killers in Americans today.

At the age of 70, Dr. Gundry continues to push the boundaries of medicine, and he still sees patients seven days per week, while also running one of the largest and most successful supplement companies in the world.

Well today he’s going to teach you what you need to do to preserve your health starting now, so you can make it to the medical technology revolution that’s just over the horizon.

Without your health, nothing else in the world matters.

Listen closely, take action, and understand that your business goals come second to your health. If you put your business first, then you will eventually end up losing both, and I don’t want that to happen.

So please help me welcome, Dr. Steven Gundry.

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DrGundry.com The Plant Paradox: The Hidden Dangers in "Healthy" Foods That Cause Disease and Weight Gain The Longevity Paradox: How to Die Young at a Ripe Old Age The Plant Paradox Cookbook: 100 Delicious Recipes to Help You Lose Weight, Heal Your Gut, and Live Lectin-Free The Plant Paradox Family Cookbook: 80 One-Pot Recipes to Nourish Your Family Using Your Instant Pot, Slow Cooker, or Sheet Pan

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Jan 10 2020

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How To Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It…

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Today I have the absolute pleasure of introducing you to someone incredibly dear to me… My friend Kamal Ravikant.

Kamal and I met at an event in Austin about two years ago and he has become a friend, a colleague, and a mentor, not because of what he has accomplished as an entrepreneur, (which is substantial), but because of what he has overcome, and how he chose to face those challenges.

Every business owner will go through their long dark night of the soul… An event or period in their life when everything that can go wrong, does go wrong. A time that breaks your spirit, and that even can destroy you identity.

During that period, everything you hold dear will be stripped away from you.

Your business, your money, your security, your confidence, and your self-worth. In fact the only thing you’ll have left,is the reflection staring back at you in the mirror.

It’s not the event or what went wrong that will define you, but what you choose to do in the moment, staring at yourself in the mirror, will.

This is exactly where Kamal found himself, stripped, broken, and ready to end it all.

And in that moment, he realized that there was one simple thing he could do to save himself, and turn it all around…

And that was to simply learn how to love himself… Truly, and genuinely, for the very first time in his life.

If you are depressed, unhappy, frustrated, angry, suicidal, or lost…

There is a way back, and you’re about to discover it.

I cannot think of a more valuable or powerful form of transformation than learning how to love yourself, so without further ado, please help me welcome Kamal Ravikant.

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Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends on It Follow Kamal on Instagram | Twitter | Facebook

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Jan 03 2020

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How To Get More Traffic, Leads, And Sales, With Vince Reed.

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Well, this is it… The very last podcast episode of 2019.

As you know this has been the most challenging and also the most rewarding year of my life, and I just want you to know how incredibly grateful I am for your support.

I have a feeling that 2020 is going to be an absolutely incredible year, and I’ll continue to do my best to provide you with the knowledge, inspiration, and skills you need to bring your dreams to life.

Now make sure you take a day or two this coming week to reflect back on 2019 and ask yourself what worked, what didn’t work, and what might you do differently here in 2020.

Write down your goals, and then start to work backward so you can see exactly what you need to accomplish, and by when in order to bring those goals to life.

If you’re a part of Mike Dillard Mentoring, you already know that we cover this process in detail so make sure you go back and review the goal-setting episode with David Osborne, how to create a life-changing morning routine with Hal Elrod, and how to create a Vivid Vision for your life and your business with Cameron Herold.

If you watch and implement these three lessons this week, you will be unstoppable in 2020.

If you don’t, you’re likely going to repeat 2019 all over again.

And if you aren’t a Member of MikeDillardMentoring yet, make sure you jump on the waiting list over at MikeDillardMentoring.com. It is an unprecedented opportunity to get an entire year of weekly mentoring from myself, and an all-star cast of the most successful entrepreneurs in the world.

We’ll be opening up registration to new students on January 1st.

Now with that being said, we’re going to end up the year talking about one of the most important topics in the world for entrepreneurs…

How to get more traffic, more leads, and more sales in 2020, and to help us do that, we’re joined by one of the best online marketers in the world, my friend Vince Reed.

Vince has an incredible rags to riches story that you’re going to hear today, and if you’ve ever been to the annual Traffic and Conversion event, you’ve probably seen him speak from stage, sharing his incredible knowledge when it comes to this important and fascinating topic.

If you want to find out how Vince and I are going to build our businesses, produce more leads, and generate more customers in 2020, this episode is going to tell you how.

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NetDivvy.com VinceReed.com Follow Vince on YouTube | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook

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Dec 26 2019

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What To Do If Your Health Fails…with David Fajgenbaum

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Imagine if you’re a doctor, and not only are you a doctor, but you’re an Oncologist who specializes in treating patients with cancer.

And one day you start to wake up with some strange symptoms… Fluid accumulating around your ankles, lower energy… And so you go into the hospital where you work to take some tests, and the next day you find out your body is quickly shutting down, organ by organ, but no one knows why.

Well that’s the position that Dr. David Fagenbaum found himself in.

Today you’re about to hear his amazing story as he fought to identify what was going wrong in his body, so he could have a chance to save it.

Today’s interview is a story of hope, perseverance, and of the fighting spirit.

If you or someone you know finds themselves in the midst of a health crisis, this incredible interview with David is going to provide you with critical hope, and the steps you need to take in order to heal.

Every challenge has a silver lining. Every challenge can become a win if you’re willing to shift the way you look at it. You are only a victim if you allow yourself to be, and David is living proof of what’s possible when you put your mind to work for you, instead of against you…

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Chasing My Cure: A Doctor's Race to Turn Hope into Action; A Memoir Follow David on Twitter Castleman Disease Collaborative Network

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Dec 19 2019

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Why My Friend Walked Away From A $100MM Business… With Tom Dyson

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Today you’re going to sit down with me and eavesdrop as I catch up with an old friend that I haven’t seen in years...

His name is Tom Dyson.

Tom was the co-founder alongside Mark Ford, of the wildly successful investing and financial education company, the Palm Beach Research Group.

Together, they turned the business into a $100 Million company.

And then a few years ago Tom went through a divorce, depression overtook him, and he simply walked away from everything.

Well today you’re going to hear the fascinating story of what happened, and why it ended up being a massive blessing in disguise.

I’m thrilled to say that this story has an incredibly happy ending, but it certainly contains some very, very valuable lessons for all of us.

Now given the fact that both of us are still in love with global economics and investing, we couldn’t help but dive into that topic towards the end of today’s interview.

What’s going on with the markets? Is there a crash looming ahead, and what are Tom and I doing with our money?

I think you’ll be shocked to hear the answers to those incredibly important questions…

Resources:

Postcards From the Fringe Follow HoboFamily on Instagram

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Track: ROY KNOX x Tim Beeren - Save Me (Feat. Svniivan) [NCS Release] Music provided by NoCopyrightSounds. Watch: youtu.be/_wgDPGBbfjU Free Download / Stream: ncs.io/SaveMe

Dec 13 2019

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How To Build Lasting Wealth… With Garrett Gunderson

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If you’re an entrepreneur, this podcast has the power to save you at least $10,000 this year if you implement what you learn.

Some of you will end up keeping millions of dollars in the coming years as a result of this episode.

You see, at one point or another, you’re going to find out that making money, and keeping money are two completely different things.

And you’re also going to find out that the decisions, actions, and personality traits that allowed you to make your money, are actually a liability when it comes to saving and accumulating it.

So how do you avoid that trap?

Well if you want to build real wealth and true financial freedom, the single most important thing you can do is to make a plan and a process to allocate the money you’re making, as it comes in.

Now as business owners, the strategies and tools that we have available to us to build wealth, and reduce our taxes, are vast, and they are not created equal.

CPA’s and financial advisors are not created equal either, and if you implement the wrong plan, it can lead to dramatically different results.

Well, today we’re joined by Garrett Gunderson who is one of the smartest people I’ve ever met when it comes to saving money, reducing taxes, and building wealth.

He is an entrepreneur like you and me, but he’d dedicated his life to this topic and his company Wealth Factory, was created to help business owners like you and me, achieve the financial freedom that inspired us in the first place.

If you want to pay less in taxes, generate wealth automatically, and invest your money wisely, get ready to take some notes, because Garrett is about to blow you away.

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Wealth Factory Garrett.live

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Dec 04 2019

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How To Make The Entrepreneurial Leap With Confidence With Teneshia Jackson Warner

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I think you’ll find today’s episode is extremely interesting for two reasons…

When Teneshia Jackson decided to make the leap into entrepreneurship, she did so with nothing more than two suitcases, guts, and an idea…

From her previous career, she’d identified an underserved niche in the marketing industry…

Creating marketing campaigns for companies that were designed to speak directly to multicultural audiences.

So she started a marketing agency from scratch to help them do exactly that.

Today, EgamiGroup is an award winning agency with clients that include Proctor and Gamble, HBO, Target, Verizon, Oprah, and Major League Baseball.

It’s an incredible accomplishment, and today she’s going to teach you some incredibly valuable lessons when it comes to starting a business from scratch, identifying your entrepreneur type, and how to overcome the hurdles all new business owners face in the beginning of their careers.

But that’s not all…

I have to admit that this interview was fascinating for me for a few reasons… One of which is the fact that I understand the value of creating marketing messages designed to appeal to different cultures, but that it’s never occured to me to do so.

I was born and raised in San Antonio Texas which is one of the most multicultural cities in the United States, but I don’t look at people in terms of race or culture.

We all have our biases when it comes to evaluating and judging others who do not look or sound like us, and we all deal with those biases in different ways. My way has been to intentionally ignore these differences, and to judge people based on their words and actions alone.

So it was quite a light-bulb moment for me when I heard Teneshia’s story on how she’s built an incredibly successful business by directly acknowledging these differences, and creating marketing campaigns that intentionally speak to them.

The bottom line is that you’re going to learn a lot today in an interview that I thoroughly enjoyed, and I believe you will as well.

With that being said, please help me welcome, Teneshia Jackson Warner.

Resources:

TheBigStretchBook.com EGAMI Group The Dream Project

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Nov 21 2019

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How To Never Forget A Name Again, with Chester Santos

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Have you ever walked into a social event and introduced yourself to someone, only to realize that you’ve forgotten what they said just seconds later?

I know that’s happened to me many, many times, and it’s a horrible feeling.

Have you been in a meeting, giving a presentation, or on a phone call where you need to remember specific details, but mind just goes blank?

Yep, I’ve been there as well.

Well today I have the privilege of introducing you to Chester Santos.

Chester is one of the world’s foremost authorities when it comes to memory, and today he’s going to teach you how to remember anything that’s important to you, forever.

He’s been a speaker at TED and Google, and has been invited to share his knowledge with millions of people around the world through appearances on CNN, ABC, NBC, and the Science Channel.

And what’s really interesting about today’s interview, is that he used me as his guinea pig.

After teaching me his system live during the call, he took me through an incredible challenge that demonstrated the power of his system in real time.

Within just a few minutes, I had to memorize a series of 15 random words, and then recall them in order both forwards, and backwards.

Did it work? Did I make it?

Please help me welcome the International Man of Memory, and let’s find out…

Resources:

ChesterSantos.com How to Win Friends & Influence People

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Track: Unknown Brain - Say Goodbye (ft. Marvin Divine) [NCS Release] Music provided by NoCopyrightSounds. Free Download / Stream: ncs.io/SayGoodbye

Nov 14 2019

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Take Control of Your Brain, Take Control of Your Life With John Assaraf

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If there is one thing that I’ve learned over the past year from dealing with my health crisis, it’s that your thoughts literally create and control your destiny.

You can use your thoughts to heal your body, to calm your mind, and to rapidly change your life for the better…

I think Napoleon Hill nailed it when he titled his book, “Think and Grow Rich”...

But if it was just that easy, why isn’t everyone walking around fit, happy, healthy, and rich?

Why are the vast majority of people dealing with disease and stress, instead of living in their highest state of being?

Well one of the reasons is that our brains process and create new mental circuits about a fearful or negative event, 10,000 times faster, than they do for a positive event.

Our brains are wired to look for danger, and remember it.

They are not naturally wired to focus on abundance, safety, and happiness.

Once you’re aware of this, you’ll start to realize that retraining your brain takes a conscious effort. But once you learn how to control and direct your thoughts, you will start to create the life you truly want.

Forget marketing, forget social media, and business strategies.

Yes, those things are important, but mastering your brain first is THE secret ensuring those efforts are effective.

If you have read the books on Phil Knight of Nike, Steve Jobs, or Richard Branson, you know that all of them have one thing in common…

Each of them credit their success in life to adopting a daily mental training practice. and today you’re going to learn how to do the same from our guest, John Assaraf.

John is an incredible entrepreneur who’s built 5 multimillion dollar companies, written 2 New York Times Bestselling books and featured in 8 movies, including “The Secret” and “Quest For Success” with Richard Branson and the Dalai Lama.

Today, he is the founder and CEO of NeuroGym, a company dedicated to using the most advanced technologies and evidence based brain training methods to help you unleash your fullest potential and maximize your results.

I’ll just say this…

Buy John’s book, use what you learn for the next 100 days, and you will absolutely change your life forever.

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IgniteMyBrain.com NeuroGym.com Having It All: Achieving Your Life's Goals and Dreams

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Nov 07 2019

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The Easy Way To Get More Testimonials With Patrick Tedjamulia

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As of a few weeks ago I noticed that my friend and previous guest on this show Brian Page, had amassed over 600 video testimonials for his online course which is something that you’ll rarely see.

Getting 600 people to pull out their phone and record a video review of your product or service doesn’t happen on it’s own. There had to be an intentional process taking place behind the scenes, so I reached out to his business partner Blake and asked him what they were doing.

Well it turns out they were using a new software tool called GetVideoPeel.com.

GetVideoPeel is a simple online software service that makes it extremely easy for people to send you video testimonials and reviews.

There’s no file editing, or need to upload to any kind of file-sharing or video hosting platform.

One click to record, one click to submit, and that’s it. They even integrate a legal release form right into the process.

I thought it was an absolutely brilliant idea so I reached out to the Founder of the service, Patrick Tedjamulia.

Now before Patrick started down his own path as a business owner, he was one of the heads of product development for Facebook which means he’s an extremely sharp dude.

Patrick’s expertise is looking at online user experiences and services, and finding ways to make them easier to use.

Find something that’s hard, create a way to make it simple, and bam, you have a thriving business on your hands.

Well today you’re going to get the entire story behind the development of GetVideoPeel.com, and some incredible ideas on how you can use it to dramatically increase your sales.

I’ve personally started using the software as of last week, and it’s pretty darn awesome.

Resources:

GetVideoPeel.com- use the code "mike" for a 15 % discount

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Oct 31 2019

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How To Make Millions Speaking From Stage With Pete Vargas

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I recently had the opportunity to sit down with a gentleman named Pete Vargas, and it turns out that over the past few years, Pete has become the go-to guy when it comes to anything and everything related to speaking from any kind of stage or platform…

If you want to know how to craft an amazing talk that can move an audience...

If you want to know how to craft an irresistible but casual, no pressure offer that can literally produce millions of dollars in sales in a single day... And if you want to learn how to get paid to speak from stages around the world, then Pete is your guy.

And just to clarify, when Pete and I talk about speaking from stage, that includes speaking from an actual stage with a live audience, as well as speaking on a podcast, or a webinar.

Well after he finished sharing a few stories with me about his work and what his clients have accomplished, I realized that I have been missing out on a massive, massive opportunity to make an impact, and grow my business.

I’ve always known there were opportunities when it came to speaking, but I had no idea how big those opportunities were.

In fact, a month later I flew out to Wisconsin and spent two days learning how to craft the perfect talk from Pete and his team, and it was just an incredible experience.

Now personally, here’s why I’m making stages a huge priority for my business next year…

It’s the best possible way to make an impact and build rapport with an audience.

There’s no competition… You have a captive audience who’s there to hear your message, and if you decide to make an offer at the end of your talk, people tend to buy.

And finally, it’s a consistent way to acquire new customers without having to worry about Facebook or Google’s algorithm.

Stages have always been around, and will continue to be around no matter what happens on the tech side.

Thankfully Pete was recently back in Austin for another business visit, so I invited him over the house to record this amazing interview so he can share his wisdom with you.

Next year I’m going to start speaking from all kinds of stages, both real and virtual, and I think you’re going to want to do the same by the time you finish this incredible interview with Pete Vargas.

You can also download his free training materials at http://www.MikeDillard.com/stages

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Why Stages Workshop

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Oct 23 2019

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How Giving Gifts Can Be The Ultimate Marketing Strategy...With John Ruhlin

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We’ve all heard the saying that goes, “people will forget what you said, they will forget what you did, but they will never forget how you made them feel…”

As we enter the season of giving and gratitude here in the US, sending gifts to our family members, friends, and customers is a tradition.

Giving a gift to someone can be an incredibly powerful act, for better or for worse.

As you’ll discover through the amazing stories you’ll hear today, when done thoughtfully and with care, sending a gift to someone can open the door to new relationships and opportunities in a way that nothing else can.

It can create a bond and a connection with someone that can last a lifetime, and that will never be forgotten.

But when done incorrectly, it can have the complete opposite effect that you desire…

It can actually cause the recipient to feel like another sheep in the herd, misunderstood, unappreciated, or even disrespected.

And unfortunately, most businesses shoot themselves in the foot every holiday season with impersonal, and lazy gift-giving campaigns they send to their customers, when they would have been much better off, sending nothing at all.

Well to help us understand the incredible powers and dangers that come with giving gifts, we’re joined by a gentleman who’s literally dedicated his life to this practice… John Ruhlin.

The story of how John discovered the power of gifts is absolutely incredible, and the wisdom he’s gained along the way when it comes to building relationships using gifts is unbelievably valuable.

Many of you will have your lives changed by this interview one way or another...

Please share it with your co-workers, business partners, and family members because the gifts you give do create strong feelings with your recipients.

You just want to make sure those are positive feelings of appreciation, love, and gratitude, instead of accidentally triggering the opposite.

With that being said, please help me welcome, John Ruhlin

Resources:

GiftologyPlan.com Giftology: The Art and Science of Using Gifts to Cut Through the Noise, Increase Referrals, and Strengthen Retention

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Oct 17 2019

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ChiliPad: Why You Should Never Give Up…With Tara Youngblood

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During my health challenges this past year and the insane amount of insomnia caused by the toxic mold that had overtaken my body, I tried anything and everything that I could that might allow me to get some sleep…

I tried dozens of supplements, I started using an Oura Ring to track my sleep, I installed blackout shades on all of my windows, meditated for almost an hour before bed, and started wearing blue-light blocking glasses…

And all of these aids provided some kind of benefit, but very few helped as much as a product called the Chilipad.

I heard about the Chilipad from Tim Ferriss a year or two ago, and that he’d become a massive fan of the product.

Last year I purchased one as well, and it’s been a game-changer.

The Chilipad circulates warm or cold water through a pad that you place under your sheets, and it keeps your body at the ideal temperature it needs to fall into a deep sleep pattern, which is when your body restores and heals itself.

Well I have to say that I was absolutely thrilled to get the chance to interview the Founder of the company, Tara Youngblood.

I had so many questions for her about the inspiration for the invention of the product, the manufacturing process, patents, marketing, shipping, customer service, and everything in between…

Tara answered all of those questions and so many more…

I have to say that this interview is absolutely priceless for anyone who has an idea for a physical product…

But beyond the practical business wisdom she’s going to share with you today, is an incredibly important message…

They launched the Chilipad about 13 years ago… And it didn’t really catch on and start to sell for the next 10 years.

But once the word got out, their business has 10X’d for the last three years in a row.

This is such a fantastic story and it was so awesome to get to talk the inventor of a product that I’ve been using every single day as a customer.

At the end of the show I asked Tara if she’d be willing to give you guys a discount on a Chilipad system for your bedroom, and she graciously offered to give my listeners a 20% discount, but this was a spur of the moment ask on my end, so she was not prepared during the interview with a coupon code to give you.

Thankfully I’ve been able to secure that for you, and I’m just going to give it do you right now…

If you want to save 20% on a Chilipad system, just go to www.GetChiliPad.com and during the checkout process, use the coupon code, “Mike20".

It’s an amazing product and an absolute steal when you consider the amount of improved sleep that you’ll experience night after night for years to come.

Resources:

GetChiliPad.com - use coupon code "Mike20" at checkout for 20% off Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business

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Oct 09 2019

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How To Permanently Stop Self-Sabotage...With Adam Lyons

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Have you ever wondered why you make the decisions with the best of intentions, that end up causing problems for you down the road?

Have you wondered why it can be so hard to stop bad habits and replace them with healthier ones?

Have you wondered why you tend to repeat the same choices, attract the same kind of relationships, or sabotage your success?

Well today you’re going to find out the answers to all of these questions and more with thanks to our guest and one of the smartest people I’ve ever met, Adam Lyons.

Adam has become one of the world’s biggest authorities on brain chemistry, and how affects the decisions that we all make on a daily basis.

And I have to say that this interview is absolutely fascinating because Adam is about to pull back the curtain and give you a behind the scenes look at the neuro-chemistry that’s driving our decisions and behaviors at a subconscious level.

All of the decisions that you make, and actions that you take are a result of your brain’s desire for five different chemicals.

We all know that smoking cigarettes and drinking alcohol are bad for your body over the long-term, and that they could even kill you, and yet people consume both on a regular basis?

Why?

Because that moment of consumption is triggering the release of a pleasure-based hormone like dopamine, which your brain is programed to pursue.

So before you know it, you’ve cracked open that beer, and lit up that cigarette, even though you’ve told yourself that you’re going to stop.

Maybe you constantly spend all of the money you make, and saving has always been a challenge for you.

Well that’s because you’re brain is getting pleasure every time you buy something. It’s basically a little crack addict that constantly needs another hit of that chemical, and before you know it, you’re on Amazon once again, and hitting the buy button.

Once you’re aware of why your brain does this, you can start to short-circuit and reprogram this pattern, which is the key to making better decisions in every area of your life.

This is one of those episodes that can have a dramatic impact on your life moving forward to get ready to take some notes, and please help me welcome Adam Lyons.

Resources:

PsychologyHacker.com Follow Psychology Hacker on Facebook | YouTube Brain Hacking: Rewire Your Mind to Have It All Thinking, Fast and Slow

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Oct 02 2019

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How To Keep Your Crypto Safe…With Alan Kong

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Hey gang, if you have invested in Bitcoin or other crypto assets, and if you’re interested in that industry, you are going to love this interview.

Now if you aren’t familiar with Binance, they are the largest and fastest-growing crypto exchange in the world.

They launched in July of 2017, and in 2018 alone, they produced over $440 million in profits despite the bear market.

Well, today we’re joined by their former Head of Growth, Alan Kong.

Now what really caught my attention was an email I received that lead to this interview.

It turns out that Alan was a student of mine and had gone through List-Grow and 7-Figure Sales Presentations during the past few years, providing him with skills that helped him land his position at Binance.

I was obviously thrilled to know I was connected in any way to their amazing success story, so I asked Alan to jump on the podcast to talk about what he’s up to today, and the industry at large.

Well, it turns out that Binance recently purchased a crypto wallet company called Trust Wallet which has been developed by our second guest today, Viktor Radchenko, and Alan has been tasked with increasing the adoption and use of Trust Wallet to help people like you and I, keep our crypto safe.

So today we’re going to take a deep dive into how crypto wallets work, how to keep your crypto safe from hackers, and what Alan and Viktor think is ahead for the industry at large.

It’s a fascinating interview and make sure you head to www.TrustWallet.com to check out the app.

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TrustWallet.com Binance.com

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Sep 27 2019

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Dealing With Lawsuits and Legal Compliance with Peter Hoppenfeld.

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Today we’re going to talk about one of the most difficult topics when it comes to life and business…

Having to sue someone, and getting sued.

When I was young and naive’ one of my goals in life was to literally never have to deal with their of those situations.

Well, guess what? Within the next few years, I found myself having to sue two different people for the first time in my life.

Unfortunately, both of them had mental health problems. Their actions were unreasonable, their motives were to intentionally cause myself and my business harm, and they had no desire to find an actual remedy to the situation.

They were not healthy people. They wanted conflict and that was their goal.

So I called up some of my older and wiser mentors at the time, and they all said the same thing… Don’t pursue a lawsuit unless you absolutely must, but if you must, then go all in.

So that’s what I did… It took almost a year in one case, and several years in the next, but I eventually won both cases.

So why am I bringing all of this up?

Because my goal of going through life without ever getting involved in a lawsuit, while putting myself in front of millions of people was naive.

As someone who conducts business with other people and companies, you are going to run into conflict, and you are going to run into mentally unstable people no matter how well you run your business.

It is an unfortunate part of life, so my goal today is to simply prepare you for that day which can be one of the most difficult experiences you’ll ever have.

To help me do that, we’re joined by the attorney who helped me handle those cases, Mr. Peter Hoppenfeld.

Today Peter’s going to make sure you have your legal basics in place and covered, and to give you some sound advice when it comes to doing business in a litigious world.

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PeterHoppenfeld.com

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Sep 18 2019

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How To Become The Platform Everyone Else Uses...With Brad Lea

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If you want to know the biggest secret to building a wildly successful business, you’re about to get it here in today’s interview with Brad Lea.

There is one thing that Facebook, Google, YouTube, Instagram, Sales Force, Mail Chimp, and countless other Billion dollar companies all have in common, and it’s what gives them so much leverage in the world.

And the good news is that you can build your business using the same strategy when you ask yourself one single question that Brad and I will be discussing with you here today.

Now if you aren’t familiar with Brad, he’s the Found of LightSpeedVT.

LightSpeedVT is an innovative e-learning platform that’s used by leaders like Daymond John, Grant Cardone, Top Chef, The World Series of Poker, and the UFC.

And what makes LightSpeedVt different, is that their focus is on the use of gamification to incentive the consumption and retention of your content, by your customers.

At the end of the day, if you’re selling education, and if you really want to make an impact on your customers, they have to consume and retain your content.

LightSpeed has the technology that enables you to do exactly that.

Now Brad’s core skillset also happens to be in sales. He provides some of the best sales training on the internet today, which is what we had originally planned to discuss during this interview, but as you’ll hear, the conversation quickly turned to the trials and tribulations that he went through, in order to build Lightspeed into the successful business that it is today.

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LightspeedVT

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Sep 11 2019

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This Simple Mental Exercise Stops Depression And Anxiety In Its Tracks…With Blair Dunkley

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Alright, so last week I posted what was easily the most detailed and vulnerable interview of my life where I walked you guys through my past year recovering from a mysterious traumatic brain injury, by taking advantage of all kinds of alternative therapies like EMDR, psychedelics, Katmine, neuro-bio feedback, and many more.

Well during that interview, I also mentioned that a friend of mine taught me a mental exercise that literally helped save my life when nothing else was working.

After a year of living with a body that was stuck in fight or flight… That was producing cortisol and adrenaline 24/7, I jumped on a call with today’s guest, Blair Dunkley.

On that call, Blair walked me through a visualization technique that allows you to literally pull fear, anxiety, frustration, and depression right out of your body, providing you instant relief.

I know it sounds a little crazy, but this simple mental exercise is what worked when everything else failed.

Within 24 hours of using it, my cortisol stopped, the adrenaline stopped, and my body started to recover for the very first time in almost a year.

Well, today Blair is going to share this technique with you so you can use it in your life.

If you or a friend of yours is stuck in fear, if you are dealing with constant anxiety, stress, depression or trauma of any kind, this simple mental exercise could dramatically change your life as it did for me.

Blair is a master when it comes to helping people rewire their mind to deal with a specific problem, or to help them break through to new levels of performance.

This is one of the single most valuable interviews we’ve ever produced here, so get ready to take some notes, and please help me welcome, Blair Dunkley.

Resources:

BlairDunkley.com/Mike

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Sep 04 2019

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My respect!

By guinancio - Dec 04 2019
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Mike keep doing this amazing job. Good information and insights! Love it! Thank you!

Powerful Questions

By Steve Stavs - Sep 21 2019
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Mike you are an expert at asking powerful questions! So grateful for your work!!!!!!!