In 2021, I thought it would be a good idea to create a vision board because it had been so long since I had made one.
If you know me, I’ll try anything (and hopefully without judgment).
So I put a bunch of shit on there (mostly things that I wanted since that’s what I was told to do in the early 2000’s when it came to vision boards).
But after I made it I realized I no longer wanted ‘things’ as much as it was ‘who I wanted to become’.
Anyway I did put Marketing Legend and Entrepreneur Amy Porterfield on my vision board, 6 months before I even started podcast!
She is probably the number 1 person (up there with Gary Vee) that I look up to when it comes to entrepreneurship!
This week I got the amazing opportunity to interview her and it was fun telling her that!
The episode just dropped and its packed with goodness!
We talk about:
How she worked for Tony Robbins for 7 years...
Get ready to have your minds blown.
You’ve heard people say “I have to see it to believe it”. And if you know me, you know I’ll say, you have to believe it before you can see it.
Back in the 1800’s, William Gladstone, a former Prime Minister of Britain noticed that in the Odyssey, Homer described the ocean as dark red or wine red and not blue.
Not too long after that, a researcher started studying languages of different cultures that were geographically isolated, also had no mention of the color blue.
Yet the sky and the ocean are both blue.
Eventually these cultures started describing blue at around the same time in history. He also noticed patterns in their language describing other colors such as red, purple and green around the same time.
Check this out -> The Himba Tribe in Nambia still has no mention of the color blue in their language.
So in 2015 they did a vision...
They call her the Business Savage.
They said everything was handed to her.
They said it was because of her looks.
“Nothing’s been handed to me in my entire life.
It’s easy for people on the outside to look in and see these shiny things or what I’ve accomplished.
But they don’t know what I’ve been through.
They don’t know about the Lawsuits.
They don’t know I’ve been through Labor Board Claims.
Being cut from hockey teams (yes, she was a hockey player).
They don’t know the amount of debt I had to go into to get to the places I was at.
But I had a resiliency that I would never, ever, ever give up.”
“I don’t care how many doors are slammed in my face, or how many people try to knock me down.
As long as I have a heartbeat, I always will get back up.”
That is what a Business Savage is all...
Welcome Mindset Hackers to a brand new week and another opportunity for you to go out and create the life that you love!
We live in a day and age where we have so many tools to create the life that you want, the live that you truly deserve.
It has never been easier, with so many tools available, for you to live the life of your dreams, to have a voice, to get paid to do what you love.
But the promise of instant success is so seductive, and marketers use this as an angle to get your money.
What happens is people get lured into the idea of instant success, quick results.
What actually happens is people hit the wall in the first 3 to 6 months of their great endeavor, reality hits and the realization that it is harder than they though.
Self doubt starts to creep in. "Am I made for this?" "What's wrong with me?" "Why are other people succeeding when I am not"?
The truth is, success takes time. It doesn't need to be hard, but it does take time.
The expectation of quick results can be your...
March 15th 2020, we all remember that timeframe when the world shut down and many of us had to pivot. Some of us had our careers completely wiped out.
For Julie Hruska, she would teach her last 'in person' class on this day, then shut down her studio 6 years prior to her existing plans.
Julie then made her pivot, she declared what she wanted to do, which was expand in a time of contraction. Then it started, full send on getting active on LinkedIn, creating content, getting active on video, networking.
Julie posted this on her LinkedIn page recently:
"2 years ago, when the world locked down, I faced the dark unknown.
As a single mother of 3 and an entrepreneur, I had to pivot quickly to keep the lights on and food on our table. It sounds dramatic, because it was.
I knew that if I didn’t quickly shift to a virtual model for my business, my coaching company wouldn’t survive and my children would suffer.
The pivot was fast, but I was committed.
There was a steep learning...
Today on the Mindset Hackers Podcast it's time to drop some major heat with one of the most impressive entrepreneurs that I know, Ammar Assad.
Ammar owns 2 rental car franchises and learned how to 'detach' from his businesses and hire the right managers to allow those to function independently, they started business coaching to help others do the same.
Ammar is a leader within a top sales and coaching organization who helps other coaches go from average to elite. He has also been a pivotal colleague in my own entrepreneurial journey and a great friend as well.
Before we started recording, I asked Ammar what was one topic that he was excited to jam about and he said 'Taking Action', which was EXACTLY what I was wanting to talk about.
As you know, I often talk about the formula for success being this equation "Knowledge + Action - Overthink = Massive Results".
When you dissect any journey, and you use this formula, you can find out where the breakdown is: you are lacking the skills...
I remember when I was a kid, my grandfather used to always tell me:
"You've got to work hard, you've got to go to school and get a degree, then you can succeed".
When I was younger I used to love school, but then around high school I started hating it, and by the time college came around, I knew that I didn't want to pay crazy amounts of money to do something that I hated.
Without me realizing it, it became a battle of 'going to school to succeed' or 'having an average life'.
I didn't want school, so I resigned myself to living an average life.
By sheer chance, I got the opportunity to scrape dishes as a bus boy at the Country Club and be around very successful people that made it look easy.
But for me, I still had years of ups and downs before it started to feel easy, because my belief system was that it needed to be hard.
The crazy thing is I was programmed that success NEEDs to be hard.
How many of us have been told through our entire life: 'you've got to work hard for success'?
I had it pretty good in my 20’s until I blew it all up
Up until high school, I had always thought I would live an average life, I clearly remember walking to school one day with a somber thought of me ‘just getting by’ through life, hating my job because it was all I could get because I didn’t want to go to college and ‘do what they say’ to be successful.
On this episode of Mindset Hackers, I chat with Former Wall Street Lawyer, now an Executive Coach Hana Dhanji and we talk about the trappings of 'chasing success', the dopamine treadmill, and how to get off.
So many of us high performers try to control outcomes yet we miss out on the signs that the Universe is leaving right in front of us. We are always in a constant state of evolution and therefore what we know or can see at any given point, doesn't always give us the answers we need, but we need to trust that it will come into focus.
Hana has also been on the treadmill of success in her own path and she shares her backstory with us of chasing to become a Wall Street Lawyer and work in some of the biggest cities such as New York and Dubai, but realized that she was out of alignment.
Did you know your Subconscious Mind is responsible for 99.99 Percent of the information that is processed in your brain?
Today on Mindset Hackers we are going to dive into how the subconscious is keeping you on autopilot for so many things that you don't realize, and most of the time it's holding you back instead of moving you forward.
What if you could flip the switch and re-wire your subconscious mind to work FOR you instead of against you?
Don't believe me that its holding you back? In this episode I dive into a couple of minor examples of how the subconscious mind has held me back but the reality is it's affecting us far more than we realize.
The truth is our mind is wired to keep us alive, to keep us safe, and our modern world the dangers aren't the same as when we were living in the prehistoric times where we had to live in scarcity and in a tribe.
I'll share 5 tips that I personally use to re-program my subconscious to align myself with success.
Don't get me wrong, I do the...