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Inspiring

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Wonderful and inspiring podcast. Awesome guests and looking forward to move to come!!!

Great guests

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Really enjoying hearing from some guests that aren't just recycled from other show.

iTunes Ratings

31 Ratings
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26
3
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Inspiring

By mmize45 - Jul 14 2014
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Wonderful and inspiring podcast. Awesome guests and looking forward to move to come!!!

Great guests

By wcb-horns - Jul 04 2014
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Really enjoying hearing from some guests that aren't just recycled from other show.
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Life Stoked: Success | Startups | Lifestyle

Latest release on Feb 18, 2015

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Rank #1: 035 – What’s Next For Life Stoked (Season 1 Finale)

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They say that if you want to change your results, then start by changing your beliefs.

If you don’t like what you’re getting in life; If you want to achieve something, but you’re stuck. If you want different results, better results, new results…

Then the place to begin is with what you believe. It starts with a change in mindset.

I started the Life Stoked Podcast with a mission of finding out exactly what’s behind the mindsets of successful people. And I found it.

But not how I expected.

When I started the Life Stoked podcast there was never a plan for Season 1 (or a Season 2). It was just a podcast that would continue indefinitely.

But as I interviewed and studied successful people week after week I slowly but surely began to change.

My beliefs started to shift at a fundamental level. Somtimes it was in a specific moment where suddenly the world was different, but most often it was slowly over time.

Listen now: 035 – What’s Next For Life Stoked (Season 1 Finale)

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The Season 1 Finale

I started trying new things as I started to change. I got the itch to try another startup (software probably). Only this time it was different. This time I had a stronger foundation of beliefs and mindst, and I believed nothing could stop me.

It sounds cheesey, but it’s true. At some point I switched from thinking I wonder if I can pull this off to How could I NOT succeed???

The Season 1 Finale today is about the top lessons and takeaways from interviewing 20+ high performers. These are the things that looking back made the biggest mind shifts for me and launched me forward into what I’m building now.

What’s next for me (and the Life Stoked Podcast)

I talk about that in the session (towards the end). In short, I’m knee deep in a bootstrapped startup idea and LOVING it. I’ve had more successes in the past three months then the previous three years.

I have a LONG way to go, but this time it’s different because I am different.So I hope you like the show

And as for what’s next for the podcast, well I’m leaving Season 2 up in the air for now. What do you want it to be? I’m considering doing an insider journey of me building this startup, but only if there’s interest.

For those just finding me

I decided to put a bow on Season 1 for one really important reason: I want you to move forward too.

There is more than enough content here to change your beliefs, your mindset, and your life. I feel like if I continue to create more and more of the same focus of content then it winds up enabeling people to continue to listen to more and more of the same content and never move forward.

So if you are new to Life Stoked Nation, then go back to Session 1. Know that by the time you get back to the Season 1 Finale you’ll be completely new.

And if you’ve been with me from the beginning, what’s next for you?

What do you want to see in Season 2 of the podcast? Would you listen to a bootstrapper’s startup story?

Feb 18 2015

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Rank #2: 034: Where a powerful mindset can take you (with Zach Even-Esh)

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If you want to be a complete success, then you’ve got to be a complete individual.

If you climb the corporate ladder but sacrifice your marriage along the way, then I argue you are not a success. If you’re the fittest athlete at the gym but your kids never get to see you, then you are not a success.

That’s a lesson Zach Even-Esh learned the hard way on his journey to becoming the Underground Strength Coach. On his way to growing multiple successful businesses Zach sacrificed everything from family life to his health before he got it right.

Strong mind. Strong body. Strong life. That’s the mission Zach teaches coaches and athletes every day in his home grown businesses.

I’m stoked to have Zach as a guest on the Life Stoked show today to learn more about the missteps in his past, the wisdom he gained, and the driving force behind it all.

Zach talks about:
– The importance of designing his ideal day intentionally
– How fitness training leads to wins in every area of life
– How his faltering health led him to change his entire life for the better
– How a bad work environment can impact every area of your life
– The importance of getting your priorities right

Listen now: 034: Where a powerful mindset can take you (with Zach Even-Esh)

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One thing that was holding Zach back from breaking through to the next level.
Being a pessimist. Zach used to always find the negative in things.

When he learned to flip that around and found the “attitude of gratitude” then he was able to transform any obstacle into an opportunity.

One thing Zach gave up that allowed him to start making better progress.
Zach waged an all out war on the negative chatter in his head through reading and positive thinking.

One characteristic that separates Zach from the rest:
Zach’s way of thinking. He believes that anything he wants to do can be done.

“I know I’m not highly skilled in everything I want to do, but my attitude is powerful!”
– Zach Even-Esh

Book Recommendation

Awaken the Giant Withinby Tony Robbins

Zach read two pages every single night of this book even if he didn’t feel like it. Often times two pages would turn into ten. Fast forward years later and this book changed Zach’s life!

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Oct 06 2014

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Rank #3: 033: Dealing with business failure and how to prevent it (with Barrett Brooks)

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If you’ve chosen to pursue an entrepreneurial lifestyle then one thing is certain: failure. Not every project you pour yourself into is going to succeed.

Failure is an acquired taste though, and just knowing academically that failure is good doesn’t always help to dull the blow when it does finally come your way.

I’m stoked have Barrett Brooks on the show today to help us out. Barrett is at the perfect place right now to share some wisdom about moving on from a “failed” project after he recently shut down Living For Monday after two years in business.

Barrett’s experience, lessons learned, and mindset are incredibly refreshing and will give you the encouragement and tools you need to step out yourself and begin your adventure.

Barrett shares with us:

  • What it was like when he knew it was time to pull the plug on his business.
  • The mindset that helped him sail out of that experience.
  • What he’ll do differently on his next project.

Listen now: 033: Dealing with business failure and how to prevent it (with Barrett Brooks)

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Common strengths in Barrett’s story:
Through Barrett’s corporate career, launching and running Living for Monday, and now directing member success at Fizzle, Barrett developed his strengths of teaching and encouraging others (a common theme through each of those seasons).

One thing holding him back:
Financials. He didn’t have a lot of money starting out, and that meant he was chasing the money with his services from the get go.

One thing he stopped doing to accelerate his progress:
Barrett cut back on some fun social stuff everyone else was doing in order to pour more time into his business.

One characteristic that separates him from the rest:
He showed up every day. He picked himself and set out to do what he wanted to do every day.

One belief that fuels his journey:
Barrett believes in having a growth mindset. If you put in work, if you’re curious, and you’re willing to suffer through some of the tough stuff then you’ll continue to grow, increase in skill, and eventually succeed.

Book Recommendation

If you want to be valuable to yourself, your employer, or anyone else, then this book will help you get there.
Linchpin – Are you indispensable? by Seth Godin

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Sep 09 2014

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Rank #4: 032: Why it’s okay to suck at your calling

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Have you ever seen someone work at their craft and awesomeness just pours out of them? It’s fun to watch, right?

Now what if the craft they were amazing at was the exact thing you wish you could be doing?

That feels a little different doesn’t it.

Instead of being in awe of the artist, now it feels more like discouragement you’ll never be that good. And if you can’t be as good as ____, then what’s the use.

If you’ve ever felt like that, then I want to pass along some wisdom that will change everything for you. I know because that’s exactly what it did for me.

In today’s session you’ll learn:

  • Why you should expect, even hope, to be awful at your next endeavor.
  • The advice Jon Acuff gave me that changed everything.
  • How I’m living this out even as I record this session (an unexpected surprise).

Listen now: 032: Why it’s okay to suck at your calling

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A personal note on this session

I’ll be honest, this is a painful podcast to publish. Solo sessions have always been difficult for me even though it’s something I want to excel at one day.

With an interview I can get behind the mic with someone I greatly admire and just ask questions. But with a solo session it’s just me, and it feels pretty lonely and scary at this stage.

There were so many segments in this session I deleted, re-recorded, and fumbled through I almost scrapped the whole thing.

But I didn’t.

Because I believe in the message. Even if the delivery needs some work, and even if it wasn’t my best day for whatever reason, I believe the potential for this message to encourage someone else to start their life’s work.

So in the spirit of today’s message – here it is. And if you listen to the end you’ll get a special secret challenge from me to you (and I hope you take it).

Aug 22 2014

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Rank #5: 031: Finding your way to success in business and life (with Corbett Barr)

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When you stray off the path into the thick, wild jungle things get really tough really fast. It takes a tremendous amount of effort to move just a few feet at times, and there’s the constant question of whether you’re even heading in the right direction.

That’s what it’s like to be an entrepreneur.

Many of us turn back after just a little time in the jungle and never make the progress we dreamed of.

Whether your jungle is starting your own business, launching a new product, or trying anything new, Corbett Barr has some awesome wisdom to share with us to help you power through that transition.

Corbett shares with us:

  • The challenges of making the jump from corporate world to entrepreneur
  • What he did after his startup failed that led straight to what he’s doing now
  • The mindset that fueled it all

Listen now: 031: Finding your way to success in business and life (with Corbett Barr)

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Rapid Fire Questions

One thing holding him back from reaching the next level:
Worrying about what other people thought about what he was doing instead of just focusing on solving problems.

One thing he gave up to start making better progress:
Embraced minimalism so that he could live frugally enough to make his runway longer so he’d have more time to build a business.

One characteristic that separates Corbett from the rest:
Relentlessly focusing on listening to his audience and asking them how he can serve them.

Book Recommendation

The Wisdom of Insecurity – by Allan Watts

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Aug 19 2014

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Rank #6: 030: What I’ve learned helping 1,000+ people pursue self-employment (with Kevin Miller)

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I have too many responsibilities to chase my dream. I have to put food on the table. I have to keep the lights.

My only real option is to just keep going on the path that I’m on (even if I don’t love it).

Have you ever thought something like that? I know I have.

I’m fired up to have Kevin Miller on the show today who’s filled with incredible wisdom from battling, and winning, these same questions with over a thousand other business owners.

Kevin shares:

  • the often overlooked aspect of self-employment that holds people back (including himself)
  • the most important thing his dad, Dan Miller, taught him growing up
  • why finding fulfilling work is a responsibility, not a luxury

Listen now: 030: What I’ve learned helping 1,000+ people pursue self-employment (with Kevin Miller)

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One thing that was holding Kevin back:
Consistency. Kevin’s spontaneous nature can lack the consistency of actions required to build a brand and a business.

One thing Kevin gave up to become more successful:
Resisting the rigidity of scheduling and structure to his week. He’s still spontaneous and still enjoys the freedom of being a Free Agent, but accepting scheduling, routine, and rhythm allows him to be more consistent and reach more people.

One characteristic that sets Kevin apart:
Kevin believes finding fulfilling work is a responsibility, not a luxury.

Men, you need to provide more for your family than money. When you work at something you’re inspired in then you bring that fullness of heart home. When you’re slogging away for a paycheck then you’re robbing your family of that fullness.

(Kevin talks about this subject a ton over at Free Agent Uprising. Head on over if this hit you over the head too)

One belief that Kevin developed along the way:
You don’t have to accept what’s offered.

There is a strong pull in our culture to choose from what’s offered. Anytime you step outside that flow and choose your own path it’s lonely and scary, but it’s also the most rewarding thing you can do.

Book Recommendation

I’m going to preface this with Kevin’s testimony because it’s so powerful:

No other book that I know has changed so many peoples’ lives. Not just that they were inspired or motivated by it, but people are actually reading this and making real, lasting change in their life

A Million Miles in a Thousand Years by Donald Miller.

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Aug 12 2014

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Rank #7: 029: You don’t have to be the smartest, you just need THIS… (with Jordan Harbinger)

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Asking one simple question completely changed the trajectory of Jordan Harbingers life.

When Jordan was just an intern still attending law school he went to coffee with the top partner at his law firm. This particular lawyer had a reputation for never being in the office. But despite spending all his time playing golf and schmoozing clients, he still somehow made more money than all the other partners.

Jordan couldn’t resist the urge to find out what made this guy so special that he could make his own rules. So he asks him flat out:

“How come everyone says you make more money, but you’re never in the office?”

The lawyer explained, What I do is more important than everyone else. I’m playing golf, attending charity events, and buying dinner. What I’m really doing though is bringing in business, and I bring in more than anyone else.

That’s when Jordan had the lightbulb moment: All the work that goes into mastering the technical skills of becoming a lawyer are really secondary to learning people skills that ultimately determine your success level.

That lesson (among many others) fueled Jordan’s interest in non-verbal communication and starting The Art of Charm.

Hear Jordan talk about that and much, much more in this weeks session of the Life Stoked show: Jordan tells us:

  • The pivotal advice he learned from the top lawyer in his company
  • Why your “primary skill set” is really secondary to your ultimate success (or lack of)
  • How your beliefs are sabotaging you (and how to change them)

Listen now: 029: You don’t have to be the smartest, you just need THIS… (with Jordan Harbinger)

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Jordan co-founder The Art of Charm which teaches guys to master non-verbal communication. As you well know in business and in life, people buy YOU, and the way you sit, stand, walk and talk can go a long way in gaining people’s trust in order to make that sale.

Rapid Fire Questions

One thing Jordan gave up to start making better progress:
Making excuses, believing those excuses, and accepting them as fact (it’s all mindset guys!)

One habit that contributes to your continued success:
Follow your calendar RELIGIOUSLY!

Book Recommendation

The Charisma Myth: How Anyone Can Master the Art and Science of Personal Magnetism by Olivia Fox Cabane

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Aug 05 2014

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Rank #8: 028: The Power of Story – how to craft an amazing adventure for yourself

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It’s funny how the things we most crave are the things that hold us back the most.

It’s like that with almost everything if you think about it. We crave chocolate, but want to lose weight. We want to be a sports star, but prefer to sit on the couch.

And we want to live an amazing story, but we’re making all the wrong choices.

I know. I’ve been there. In fact it’s still something I fight every day. But now that I know the basics of what makes a story worth living I’m able to write better stories with my life. As a result I’m able to live more inspired, more fulfilled, and more free than ever.

Listen to this session of Life Stoked to hear me talk about:
– Powerful elements that must be a part of your life story
– Things you might think are important, but really don’t matter at all
– A story from my own life that was influenced by these lessons

Listen now: 028: The Power of Story – how to craft an amazing adventure for yourself

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Aug 01 2014

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Rank #9: 027: Making the leap from Corporate America to online entrepreneur (with Caleb Wojcik)

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Caleb was on the fast track to success.

He dedicated his collegiate career to building a glowing resume complete with internships, grades, and extracurricular involvement. He parlayed that momentum into a secure job at a multinational American company (Boeing). From there he worked hard to earn his MBA on the side.

All signs point straight to the top for Caleb.

But then the bottom fell out of the economy in 2008. For the next three years Caleb watched his secure company lay perfectly good people off from jobs they depended on.

Suddenly even his MBA didn’t make him feel secure about the ladder he was climbing (or the building it was leaning on).

How Caleb’s rewrote his story and created his own success

Caleb’s story up until now has been relatively common. But what Caleb did next is what sets him apart from the pack.

Caleb decided to take his success and his future into his own hands and build a lifestyle business. He got to work right away making connections, helping people, and delivering amazing content on his newly minted blog.

Hear the rest of Caleb’s story in this awesome behind the scenes interview with a guy who’s successfully made that jump from Corperate America to online entrepreneur.

Listen now: 027: Making the leap from Corporate America to online entrepreneur (with Caleb Wojcik)

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There are so many amazing takeaways from Caleb’s story, but I want to call out one big one for me here.


Be strategic, but also be moving – constantly.

Caleb points out that you must take the time to know and understand yourself, but then you must start experimenting right away. Just because you can’t clearly see the end of the road doesn’t mean the first few steps are wasted. How many times have we seen this amazing scenario unfold right here on the Life Stoked podcast, right? So inspiring!

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Have you ever taken the first step and been WOWed by where it led?

Jul 29 2014

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Rank #10: 026: Three Apps I Use To Fuel My Success

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You know when you’re walking down the street to lunch and BAM, there’s that insight you’ve been hoping for. Isn’t that an awesome moment of revaluation?

And isn’t it equally annoying when it’s gone before you can find a way to jot it down?

Deep moments of insight into who we are and the problems we’re solving don’t strike when we’re sitting at our desk. They strike when we’re out in the world living our lives. If you don’t have a system for capturing, organizing, and using these pieces then they’ll just go to waste!

In this podcast I share my personal system that helps me catalogue inspiration and insight as it happens so I can sift through it later. You’ll learn:

  • Three apps that make up my complete system (and how I use them)
  • How having all my personal insights in one place helps me make better decisions
  • The exact process I use to capture limiting beliefs

Listen now: 026: Three Apps I Use To Fuel My Success

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There’s a lot of pieces to put into place to build a strong foundation for a Life Stoked: beliefs, core values, dreams, visions, goals. It’s a lot!

Getting all of that information into a single place where you can step back and look at it thoughtfully makes all the difference in the world.

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Jul 25 2014

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