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056: Ego is the Enemy

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I have found more and more that Ryan Holiday is correct, “Ego is the Enemy.” It is the enemy of happiness, fulfillment, and deep meaning. It is the enemy of relationships and connection. It is the enemy of so many things.

In this episode, I discuss a great quote from the book by Tony Adams which is “Play for the name on the front of the jersey, and they’ll remember the name on the back.” What does it mean to play for the name on the front of the jersey and how can this simple mindset shift create more joy, happiness, and fulfilment in your life?

Listen and find out. Enjoy the episode!

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055: Learning + Action = Success

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“It is impossible to learn that which one thinks one already knows,” Epictetus says.

This was taken from the book, Ego is the Enemy, a great new read by Ryan Holiday.

If you go through life either thinking you already know everything, you cease to learn and grow. You never truly reach your potential and instead remain stagnant.

The real formula for life is to constantly learn and take action.

In this episode, I discuss common pitfalls people face when it comes to growth and getting results in life.

Enjoy!

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054: What Dying Can Teach Us About Living

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How would you live your life if  you were diagnosed with terminal metastatic lung cancer? What would go through your head? How would you spend your remaining time on this earth?

If you are Paul Kalanithi, one of the ways you would spend it is by writing an autobiography about your experience with the intention to inspire and connect with people long after you are gone.

This book had it all. It was well-written. It was interesting. Most of all though, it was truly meaningful.

Pick this one up. I know you will love it.

You can find it at, https://www.amazon.com/When-Breath-Becomes-Paul-Kalanithi/dp/081298840X

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053: Lessons from One of the Greatest Athletes to Play the Game

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Andre Agassi was one of the greatest tennis players to ever play the game. He almost single handedly changed the image of the game and exposed tennis to a much broader fan base. He made millions of dollars, had giant endorsement deals, married a superstar – twice, and was admired by millions of people around the world.

He also dealt with some dark and dirty secrets, battled depression, and hated the game he was so good at. In his book, Open, he reveals so much about his life – good and bad. It was truly an inspiring story of a tremendous individual.

There are many lessons I learned from this book but there is one no greater than the one I am sharing on the podcast today. Enjoy!

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052: The Man Who Built a Shoe Empire

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Very few people in history have built such an iconic brand as Phil Knight has done with NIKE. Billions of people around the world know about Nike and what Nike represents.

In his autobiography, Shoe Dog, you get a glimpse into the mind of a business legend – a man who built himself from nothing to one of the richest men in the world.

The book was incredible and the lessons learned even better. Today I share a few of those lessons with you.

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051: Management Lessons from a Business Legend

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One of the greatest business leaders in history is Andrew Grove, Co-Founder and CEO of Intel. His leadership helped to create one of the most influential companies in the world.

In his book, High Output Management, he talks about what it takes to manage and run an incredible business. It is a true gift to get to explore the mind and learn from one of the greats in business.

In this episode, I discuss the 2 things you must do to get results from you and your team. You do not want to miss this!

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050: Creating Raving Fans

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Imagine building a business that people couldn’t stop talking about. Imagine a business where people couldn’t wait to transact with you and tell everyone they know about you. The greatest businesses in the world that have been built to last have done an amazing job at building a fantastic service or product and delivering it in a way that continues to add value to people’s lives.

In this episode, I dissect Zappos legendary process for creating raving fans that built them a billion-dollar business.

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049: The 4 Keys to Building an Elite Team

 

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At the end of the book Delivering Happiness, author Tony Hsieh, provides us with a framework for building an elite team. It is the same framework he used to build his billion dollar company.

One the greatest keys to success – personally and professionally – is to build a great support system around you.

 I am going to teach you that framework in this episode. Enjoy!

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048: This One Thing Could Be Stopping You From Success

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Do you have that one (or more) thing in your life that you aren’t happy with but have not seemed to be able to change it?

Maybe it is the diet you have been meaning to stick to. Maybe it is the workout program that has been eluding you. Maybe it is the business you have wanted to start or improving your performance at your current job. This list could go on and on.

There really is only one reason why you haven’t been able to change that habit, behavior, or thing in your life.

Today’s episode explores that ONE THING.

Enjoy!