Episode 48 Improve Focus

Episode 48 Improve Focus

This episode uses a very different metaphor of bricklaying. You've probably heard Will Smith or some other guru talk about it. Coach Chris adds a different perspective.
Taking life one day at a time helps you improve focus. The biggest problem most people have is that they can't focus on one thing. For example, there are several "creatives" out there that have a million different things happening at once. What this does is limit your ability to truly thrive in the important areas.
Look at each topic you focus on as bricklaying. If you're focused on five different topics, how long will it take you to build a house? If your #YouTube channel is about pop culture, fashion, music, makeup and dancing, you're essentially attempting to build five different houses at once. You'll either spend years building a few mediocre houses or you'll never finish any of them. Take the time to improve focus. It will give you the ability to be better where it counts.
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Episode 47 Bryan Falchuk Do a Day

Do a Day ft. Bryan Falchuk

Bryan Falchuk has transformed his life and developed an approach to help others do the same that he teaches in his best-selling book “Do a Day”, and he’s here today to share that philosophy with all of you. Bryan Falchuk (FAL-chuck) is a best-selling author, speaker, and life coach. He has faced major adversities and learned how to overcome and achieve. From obesity to running marathons, from career struggles to succeed as a C-level executive, from watching illness threaten his family to finding lasting health, he has been through many trials, which have helped to shape his unique approach to inspiring others to succeed. Bryan’s work has been featured in several top publications like Inc. Magazine, The LA Times, Chicago Tribune and more. He has spoken at multiple TEDx events and has been a featured guest on over 100 podcasts and radio shows. Find Bryan Falchuk Links: Website Instagram Twitter ...
50 cent shoes his skill

Entrepreneur of the Week: Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson

Curtis Jackson is one of the most accomplished entrepreneurs in the world. You may know 50 Cent as the social media antagonizer. As much as he's known for his antics, Jackson is also known for his business moves. 50 Cent shows are everywhere but the most popular, Power, is available on Sunday nights on Starz.

Accomplishments

50 Cent has done more than release number one rap albums. During his career, he's had a clothing line, beverages, movies and television shows. As entrepreneurs, fear is a trait that we must leave behind. Fifty has clearly shown that with his business savvy. "One of his largest deals was the cash-out from Glaceau after Coca-Cola just happened to purchase the company for $4.1 billion. Jackson, who was a minority shareholder in the company, earned $100 million from the deal after taxes, according to Forbes, on water." One of his greatest accomplishments in my personal opinion is The 50th Law of Power book. Jackson teamed up with writer Robert Greene to publish this amazing piece of art. This is yet another example of 50 Cent staying ahead of the curve.

Top Skill

50 Cent said his best skill is being direct. He's never been afraid to go at anyone or speak his mind about anything. This characteristic helped him launch his rap career with the controversial record "How to Rob." On the song, Jackson made a clear point to mention popular artists and actors at the time. 

What now?

You can catch just one of the 50 Cent shows on Starz on Sunday nights. He can also be seen on several Netflix movies and even some great Hollywood films. Jackson will always be the social media bully everyone loves to hate. It's simply who he is.  ...

Episode 46 Work Hard AND Smart

Work Hard AND Smart

Working hard is a requirement for success. It's hilarious that people even attempt to debate this. They say "work smart." In reality, you can't have one without the other. Both, working smart and hard, are required to be successful and live the life you want. I'll use an example. When you first start to build a business, you have to learn. You can't jump in and immediately begin "working smart." There are way too many unknown unknowns. That may sound confusing so I'll make it even more simple. "Unknown unknowns are things that we don't know, we don't know. Basically, there are things that you are completely unaware of. This isn't a bad thing because we can also learn and grow. That learning stage is a part of working hard. You have to work hard to acquire knowledge and information. Reading blog posts, listening to podcasts such as this one and watching educational YouTube videos are all a form of working hard. The learning stage is another one of those life requirements. ...
Powerful Priorities

What I Learned from Losing My Car

Getting a car is a big deal. It doesn’t matter how old you are or what kind of car it is. The fact that you have a vehicle that you own, means you’re somebody.” At this point in my life, I lacked powerful priorities.

This is how I thought back in 2016. I did everything I could to actually purchase my first car on my own. Nothing about the situation was easy. I was forced to sacrifice a lot to make this purchase. This gave me the illusion that I was ready for it all. In reality, I was not nearly prepared.

I made the purchase in June of 2016. I felt proud. No one could tell me that I didn't deserve this. The black seats were some of the most comfortable ever. Connecting my phone to the Bluetooth felt like cashing a million-dollar check. The best part was it was fully mine. No sharing with anyone this time.

One day in December of that same year, I was preparing to leave my house for business. When I went downstairs, my car was gone. I had no idea this happened. As my frustrated began to build, I had to think about how this happened. I realized I didn’t take care of my part. My priorities were not in place at the time.

Powerful Priorities

Priorities give us structure. We need something to fall back on when our days get rough. Average people operate based on their emotions. This isn’t a smart way to live because emotions can change very frequently and without warning. Powerful priorities, on the other hand, give us a set foundation.

Some people are in this situation now. They don't have control over their lives. Some family or friends have taken control. To be the best version of yourself, you should create your own priorities. These must be shaped by you. Don't allow others to create priorities for you or they won't last. Having someone tell you what's important in your life is the easiest way to wake up hating what you do. ...
Start Podcasting

Start Podcasting Now Without Any Experience

Everyone should have a podcast. It doesn't matter who you are, what you want to talk about or how nervous you get in front of the microphone. A podcast helps you deliver a message. To be more specific, if you want to generate income online, you should start podcasting now. Here are three reasons why you have to start podcasting now.

Reason 1: Affordability

For some reason, everyone thinks podcasting costs hundreds of dollars per month. This is very far from the truth. You can start your show for free and continue to produce content for as little as $20 per month. Depending on how often you want to post, it could be slightly more expensive. But getting started is as easy as skipping a few trips to Starbucks.

Reason 2: Deliver a Message

Everyone has a message. We all have something to save. The difference is some people are willing to do whatever takes for their message to be heard. Business owners need people to know why their products or services are great. Entrepreneurs want people to know and see their expertise. In the online world, it takes time and consistency to create a brand. Branding is still worth the work! Start podcasting to create a brand presence that's consistent and gives people a clear vision of your company. A podcast can help your business have a strong online presence. Imagine if you sell soap and interview top health and wellness experts. You'd constantly have a flow of traffic to your content!

Reason 3: Sell

The best use of a podcast is to give away free content and information that leads to selling your products. It'll be pretty difficult to sell on a podcast. The key is to provide so much value that they want more. Then, they click your description links following you on social media and subscribing to your mailing list. Start podcasting to develop the ultimate positioning. ...
Work Smart

Working Smart Must be Earned

One of my biggest pet peeves is when people tell me some bullshit about working hard. You have to work hard. Regardless of what any shitty guru or social media asshole told you. Working hard is what makes you rich but it's not the only thing and it definitely won't keep you there. My main point is that you must work hard and earn that ability to work smart. "Well, garbage truck drivers work hard. If working hard made you rich, they'd all be rich." First of all, shut the fuck up. The reason those guys aren't rich is because they work hard doing a job that anyone can do. You can't become rich if you're easily replaceable. Most rich people have a unique set of skills that require their personal presence. Janitors work hard but they can easily be replaced. Their job isn't that difficult.

Work Hard

When I say work hard, I'm talking about the beginning stages. I'm describing that time when you're learning and consuming a ton of information day in and day out. Working hard is when you start that first podcast and it fails or when your business plan isn't good enough to keep you afloat. Working hard is when you're learning. This part HAS to come before you become to work smart.

Work Smart

What is working smart? In my opinion, working smart can be delegating tasks to save yourself the time or finding people that can do a specific job for you and better than you. Working smart is about using the information you learned to make your life a lot easier. You can do this with pretty much anything.

Earn It

Earning the right to work smart is all about investing in yourself. Once you know the information, history, and market around what it is that you want to do, you can begin to work smart. How can you work smart if you don't know the basics? There are levels to this. You can't jump into any industry and think you can "work smart" and it'll work out for you immediately. No, it doesn't work that way. Working hard is about failing and learning during those stages. Working smart is about doing things differently that second time around. Ultimately, you can't be successful without one or the other. ...