Brilliant Thoughts: The Tao of Alibaba with Brian Wong
When China went through its internet revolution there was very little in the way of retail and finance infrastructure, so the internet filled in the gaps, says Brian Wong, former VP of Alibaba Group. Today 52% of China's retail sales are done through e-commerce, compared to 19% in the USA. Brian details his time working at Alibaba from when it was a start-up in the fastest-growing economy and industry to its current position as the largest e-commerce company in the world. He talks about the influences of eastern philosophy on doing business in China, universal management principles, and the role government plays in funding infrastructure where digital businesses can thrive. He also discusses super apps, leading without leading, and embracing change Brian Wong is the author of The Tao Of Alibaba: Inside the Chinese Digital Giant That Is Changing the World. Learn more about him at brian-wong.com and follow him on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/bwong/. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
27 Jan 2023
On Your Terms: The Genetics of Sleep with Dr. Michael Breus
Whether you are a morning person or someone that snoozes multiple times before waking, how you sleep is all due to genetics. Dr. Michael Breus is a clinical psychologist and expert in sleep and insomnia. Today, he discusses the four chronotypes – the types of sleepers. Instead of early bird or night owl, are you a lion, wolf, bear, or dolphin? Each type has an optimal time for doing everything from going to bed and drinking coffee, to having sex and making decisions. He also discusses the best and worst sleeping positions, managing insomnia, how temperature affects sleep, and the effects of caffeine, alcohol, and cannabis. As well as sleep apnea, new medical devices, and other products to help you get the best night’s rest. Learn more about Dr. Breus’ research on sleep and take the quiz to find out what chronotype you are at thesleepdoctor.com. Follow him on Instagram at @thesleepdoctor. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
25 Jan 2023
In the Details: The Big Question Is: Are You Happy? with Sebastian Terry
Motivational speaker, author, and adventurer Sebastian Terry is on a mission to do 100 things in his lifetime that put him outside his comfort zone. When he first started, his goals were more thrill seeking, but now it’s more about growth and connection, creating traditions and having a positive influence on the world. He has jumped out of a plane naked, delivered a baby, done standup comedy, and kissed a celebrity. On today’s episode, Sebastian talks with Karen about how discomfort is the gateway to growth and how adversity gifts us with perspective. Every six months, he writes his own eulogy and evaluates where he is in his life. He discusses how to start your own 100 Things project and map your goals for your life. Learn more about Sebastian Terry at his website sebastianterry.com and follow him on Instagram @seb100things. His book is called 100 Things: What's on Your List? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
24 Jan 2023
rich & REGULAR: 94: Reposessions
We’re in a repossession frenzy; they’re on the rise while many people are hurting financially. This week, Kiersten and Julien Saunders explain how repossessions work and how the industry is currently operating, with fewer repo companies in business and higher demand. Kiersten and Julien discuss how to know when your car is stolen, towed, or has been repossessed. They talk about solutions if you find yourself on the bad side of a deal and unable to make payments, including what to be aware of, deficiency amounts, loan modifications, and adjusting the loan terms. They also get into how to get the best deal when selling or buying a car. Learn more at richandregular.com, purchase Cashing Out: Win the Wealth Game by Walking Away by Kiersten and Julien Saunders and follow on Instagram @richandregular. Support rich & REGULAR by sharing and rating us five stars on Apple Podcasts. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
23 Jan 2023
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Brilliant Thoughts: Employing and Developing People with Autism with Thomas D'Eri
About 80% of people with autism are either unemployed or underemployed. Thomas D'Eri and his family knew they needed to do something to help Andrew, his brother on the autism spectrum, lead the full adult life he was capable of. So Thomas opened Rising Tide Car Wash with his father ten years ago; they now have a chain of three car washes employing more than 90 people with autism. Today, he talks with Tristan about designing an organization around people with autism and their talents, including structured hiring processes, job auditions, training programs, and consistent feedback. They also discuss the individual level of purpose and how people with autism have different social skills than neurotypical people. His lessons for hiring, training, and developing staff can be used by all types of companies. Thomas D'Eri is the author of The Power of Potential: How a Nontraditional Workforce Can Lead You to Run Your Business Better. Follow Rising Tide Car Wash on Facebook and Instagram. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
20 Jan 2023
On Your Terms: Setting Gentle Intentions for 2023 with Lee McDonough
New Year's resolutions can be punishing - stop doing this, start doing that. Instead, Lee Chaix McDonough recommends setting gentle intentions for 2023 and holding goals loosely, allowing them to guide rather than dictate. She also builds flexibility into her plans, allowing goals to pivot as life changes. Previously, Lee was a psychotherapist using an approach called acceptance and commitment therapy. Now she is coaching coaches and provides her advice for coaches starting out. She also discusses the idea of valued living, the link between pleasure and profit, and the importance of offering yourself forgiveness. Lee Chaix McDonough is the founder of Coach With Clarity, check out her podcast, and her book ACT On Your Business: Braving the storms of entrepreneurship and creating success through meaning, mindset, and mindfulness.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
18 Jan 2023
In the Details: Hitting Bottom to Rise Back Up With Jessica Zweig
"If we don't hit bottoms, we can't rise back up,” says Jessica Zweig. At 26 years old, she started her first company. But went from breakdown to breakthrough in her early 30s with over $75k of credit card debt and - $100 in her bank account. She had a true pivot moment after an experience going to her parents about a phone bill she couldn't pay. Now she runs a successful business, employing 25 people as a personal branding expert and founder/CEO of Simple Be Agency. She talks with Karen about how to get back into alignment, responding versus reacting, radical responsibility, the higher self and how our challenges shape us. Jessica also delves into her spiritual life and recent journey to Egypt. Learn more about Jessica Zweig at jessicazweig.com, her book is out in paperback today with a new workbook. It’s called Be: A No Bullsh*t Guide to Increasing Your Self Worth and Net Worth By Simply Being Yourself. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
17 Jan 2023
rich & REGULAR: 93: Credit Card Balance Transfers
Are credit card balance transfers a good thing? While many are struggling with consumer debt at the moment and interest rates are rising, balance transfers can be a good financial choice for some. Today, Kiersten and Julien talk about what credit balance transfers are, who they’re good for, and what you should be aware of. They discuss fees associated and partial transfers, as well as how promotional periods work and the importance of scheduling payments. Resources: All the Hacks podcast Financial Freedom by Grant Sabatier and his website bankbonus.com US News rankings NerdWallet.com Learn more at richandregular.com, purchase Cashing Out: Win the Wealth Game by Walking Away by Kiersten and Julien Saunders and follow on Instagram @richandregular. We are forever indebted to you for your support. If you like what you heard, head over to Apple Podcasts to leave us a five-star review!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
16 Jan 2023
Brilliant Thoughts: Selling Authentically with Colin Coggins and Garrett Brown
Most of us will put up walls the moment we realize somebody is trying to sell something to us. Colin and Garrett noticed a stigma towards salespeople, that the general perception is they are pushy and manipulative. “But when we ask people who they think of when they hear the greatest salesperson on the planet, the top two answers are Martin Luther King Jr. and Steve Jobs,” says Colin on this week’s episode. They teach how to sell authentically, finding that people will buy from you based on your imperfections. They discuss leading with vulnerability and pathological optimism, being purpose-driven, and giving more than receiving. Colin Coggins and Garrett Brown are the authors of The Unsold Mindset: Redefining What It Means to Sell, follow them on Instagram and Twitter @colinandgarrett. Find them on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/colincoggins/ and linkedin.com/in/garrettjbrown/. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
13 Jan 2023
On Your Terms: Living a Healthy Self-Employed Life with Jeffrey Shaw
“Existing as an entrepreneur in an unhealthy ecosystem doesn't have to be our reality,” says Jeffrey Shaw. He says that to create a healthy ecosystem you need three factors – personal development, business strategies, and daily habits. As one of the most preeminent portrait photographers in the United States, he learned how to set up better circumstances for success while being self-employed. He chats with Erin about finding ideal clients, learning about the emotional journey of customers, and knowing the power of motivation and momentum. Learn more about Jeffrey at jeffreyshaw.com and listen to his podcast The Self-Employed Life. His books are called The Self-Employed Life and LINGO. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11 Jan 2023