Drop Shipping Skill ft. James Holt – Episode 51

James Holt joins the podcast to drop shipping.

Drop Shipping Skills

James has been in business for a while and has learned a lot. In this episode, he has advice for aspiring drop shippers. I personally wanted to know more about drop shipping. One point James made very clear was the importance of building a brand, even for drop shippers. He also gave out three tips to help aspiring drop shipping experts get started. Follow James on Twitter @StartSellingSSS Join his mailing list. ...

Episode 50 The Dark Knight Rises

The Dark Knight Rises

The Dark Knight Rises is one of my favorite movies ever. It's a cinematic masterpiece. More importantly, there are specific themes throughout the movie, very teachable moments. First, Bane shows himself to be a philosopher and a villain. You have to appreciate his style and grace. When he and Batman were battling in the sewers, he gave us one of the best quotes ever. "Peace has cost you strength. Victory has defeated you." This was a clear sign about Batman's inability to relate to the new world. Batman locked himself away thinking that he was safe forever and that everything would always be okay. Bane showed us that comfort is simply an illusion. In another great scene, Bruce Wayne is attempting to escape the prison. He tied the rope around himself multiple times before jumping and failed every single time. The one time he tried it without the rope, Bruce made the jump and escaped the prison. This a metaphor for the safety nets in our lives. What ropes are holding your life together and holding you back at the same time? ...

Ep. 49 Write Your Life ft. Ed Latimore

Write Your Life ft. Ed Latimore

Writer and Twitter expert Ed Latimore joins the podcast to discuss his writing. He provides us with insight on how to build a Twitter following. Ed Latimore is also one of the few bloggers remaining! He makes sure to release amazing content to his audience with consistency. Even after all of those accolades, Ed still has a degree in Physics and is an amazing speaker. Visit EdLatimore.com Follow him on Twitter @EdLatimore ...

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. ...