Jiro Taylor is a fellow flow junkie and founder of the Flowstate Collective. Jiro splits his time between Bali and Australia, truly living a life in pursuit of flow, whether it’s surfing, snowboarding, practicing Qi Gong or leading adventure retreats. We talked about the different phases of flow and what keeps us from accessing it, how to use nature to get out of survival mode, and a cool breathing technique to access flow when there’s a crisis at the office.
As an international brand strategist Andrea Shillington built brands for Fortune 500 companies, seven star hotels and governments including the United Arab Emirates. She then pivoted, launching Brands for the Heart to help visionary entrepreneurs develop authentic brands. We talked about her journey to living a more authentic life after she achieved all the markers of success early in her career and found they weren’t satisfying, how it takes courage to show up authentically and, how being authentic — whether with clients, investors or your team — actually helps you be more productive and build your business more quickly.
Starting at the age of 13, Coss Marte built a $2M cocaine-and-marijuana empire in New York City before getting busted. While serving time, he developed a bodyweight exercise program that he could do in a 9'x6′ prison cell — he lost 70 pounds and went on to help his fellow inmates lose a total of 1,000 pounds. Once released, he was determined to build a legitimate business and, with the help of organizations like Defy Ventures, he’s gotten funding through Shark Tank and a successful Kickstarter to open his own gym, ConBody, where he hires formerly incarcerated as trainers. We spoke about his approach to “hustling,” how he stays resilient and the key inflection points in his journey to becoming fit and legit (including the incredible "stamp in the bible” story).
In 1972, when Lanny Bassham failed in his attempt to win the Gold Medal in International Rifle Shooting at the Munich Germany Olympic Games, he started searching for a course on controlling the mind under pressure. When he couldn’t find one, he began to interview Olympic Gold Medalists to discover what they were doing to win and went on to create a system of mental control he called Mental Management®. Within six years, Lanny Bassham dominated his sport, winning 22 world individual and team titles, setting 4 world records and winning the Olympic Gold Medal in Montreal in 1976. For the past 34 years, Lanny has been teaching Mental Management® to the elite of sport and business, including Olympians, Fortune 500 corporations and the Navy SEALS. We talk about how winners never try to win (and what they do instead), what it takes to change your self image and how to see everything that happens to your advantage.
This episode takes a cross-cultural approach to the mental game of entrepreneurship. My guest is Tim Romero, an innovator, author and entrepreneur who\u2019s lived in Japan for 20 years. He believes in the potential of its startup community, which is partly informed by his experience in the big earthquake in 2011 and observing how resilient the Japanese were. Tim gives us an inside view of recent examples of disruption in Japan (and his opinion of where potential innovation lies), the surprising trend of female entrepreneurship and how he sees entrepreneurs managing failure in a culture that has traditionally been very risk averse.
Today's guest is John P Morgan, a deep thinker and coach of leaders and entrepreneurs, who has a vision for a more connected and loving world. Among his many talents and adventures, he's travelled the world and lived nomadically for three years, recorded and toured as a band musician, competed as a black belt and triathlete, and performed as a professional magician. He’s interested in creating miracles, acting on what is seemingly impossible and we talked about the dangers of focusing on probability to achieve success. Like me, John is interested in bringing clarity through distinctions — is vision a path or a destination? — and the difference between taking action to create what you want and doing things to make things happen.
Jennifer Love is a serial entrepreneur and advisor who has been been involved in raising $100M+ and helping her clients get high-profile exposure on shows like Shark Tank and Biz Fix with Marcus Lemonis. Her latest initiative, and what she sees as her life calling, is One More Woman, and her vision is to help 10 million female entrepreneurs build $1M+ businesses by the year 2030.
We talk about what it means to be a maverick and what makes it challenging in today\u2019s society, how to develop a tolerance for uncertainty and risk \u2014 and her very practical approach to learning from failure. Jennifer Love is a serial entrepreneur and advisor who has been been involved in raising $100M+ and helping her clients get high-profile exposure on shows like Shark Tank and Biz Fix with Marcus Lemonis. Her latest initiative, and what she sees as her life calling, is One More Woman, and her vision is to help 10 million female entrepreneurs build $1M+ businesses by the year 2030. We talk about what it means to be a maverick and what makes it challenging in today’s society, how to develop a tolerance for uncertainty and risk — and her very practical approach to learning from failure.