The Mind Your Business Podcast

By James Wedmore

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All entrepreneurs want to know the secret to success. James Wedmore, a seven-figure online entrepreneur, believes success is created by mindset over strategy, magic over metrics, and attitude over action. In this podcast, James untangles the common misconception that hustle and hard work are all it takes to be successful.

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Episode 180: How To Be HAPPY
31:00

Is it possible to be happier? If so, how do we do it? In today’s episode I’m going to share the powerful experiences I had on my recent trip to Africa, and the amazing perspective this gave me about happiness.

If you enjoyed this episode and it inspired you in some way, I’d love to hear about it and know your biggest takeaway. Take a screenshot of you listening on your device, post it to your Instagram Stories and tag me, @jameswedmore!

In the episode you’ll hear:

  • What I noticed (and what surprised me most) about my visit to Africa
  • The story we’ve been sold about happiness
  • Why happiness is a default setting – and a choice
  • The questions we should be asking ourselves instead of “how can I be happy?”
  • Why happiness isn’t a “thing” we go out and do

For full show notes and links, visit: http://mindyourbusinesspodcast.com/podcast/180 

Aug 13, 2018
Episode 179: Smart Goals Are Stupid
24:06

On today’s show you’re going to hear me rant about something I’ve talked about in the past here on the podcast, but have never dedicated an entire episode to. I’m going to tell you why “smart” goals are stupid! Here’s to you going after the “impossible”…On today’s show you’re going to hear me rant about something I’ve talked about in the past here on the podcast, but have never dedicated an entire episode to. I’m going to tell you why “smart” goals are stupid! Here’s to you going after the “impossible”…

If you enjoyed this episode and it inspired you in some way, I’d love to hear about it and know your biggest takeaway. Take a screenshot of you listening on your device, post it to your Instagram Stories and tag me, @jameswedmore! 

In the episode you’ll hear: 

• What the point of a goal should be 

• What most life coaches are doing about their clients’ goals 

• The two things you actually create the moment you set a goal 

• Want to achieve more? This will have to happen first…

• How your stories are keeping you from performing at your best 

• A real-life example of why having a perspective on goals is so important 

• Our BIG goal for 2018 and what it means to me

For full show notes and links, visit: https://www.mindyourbusinesspodcast.com/podcast/179 

Aug 06, 2018
Episode 178: Creating Your Success from the Inside Out
43:08

In today’s episode I’m taking you down the rabbit hole and asking some tough questions. What does it really take to create success, and what would happen if you took a look and realized that you are the cause of your own life? Is what you’re experiencing even real? Only when we choose a new perspective, a new thought, a new story and a new belief, can we begin to change the world outside of us and step into new possibilities.

If you enjoyed this episode and it inspired you in some way, I’d love to hear about it and know your biggest takeaway. Take a screenshot of you listening on your device, post it to your Instagram Stories and tag me, @jameswedmore!

In the episode you’ll hear:

  • What your subconscious mind is doing and why we need to be aware of it
  • Why what you’re experiencing may not even be real…
  • Some examples of what happens when we just react to outer world
  • At the core, what being an entrepreneur really is (and isn’t)
  • What’s most likely holding you back

For full show notes and links, visit: http://mindyourbusinesspodcast.com/podcast/178 

Jul 30, 2018
Episode 177: Interpret Your Dreams, Change Your Life! with J.M. DeBord
01:14:06

Have you ever wondered if your dreams actually have meaning? Today I’m joined by J.M. DeBord, the bestselling author of two books about dream interpretation, to explore this topic. J.M. is also the lead moderator of the largest public online community for dreams, called Reddit Dreams, and he is the creator of DreamSchool.net and the D3 Dream Interpretation System. Today you’re going to find out what the function and purpose of your dreams really are, and the potential and possibilities they can unlock in your life.

If you enjoyed this episode and it inspired you in some way, I’d love to hear about it and know your biggest takeaway. Take a screenshot of you listening on your device, post it to your Instagram Stories and tag me, @jameswedmore!

In the episode you’ll hear:

  • What can be found in your dreams
  • Why it is necessary to dream and what can happen when you don’t acknowledge them
  • Examples of how dreams have influenced famous people
  • How we can start learning to interpret the language of dreams
  • His 4 keys for quick dream analysis

  • M. analyze my dreams, and those of my Instagram followers

For full show notes and links, visit: http://mindyourbusinesspodcast.com/podcast/177 

Jul 23, 2018
Episode 176: Becoming Unfriggin-Stoppable with Colin and Sarah Boyd
01:14:31

Today I'm joined by two guests who are going to show you how to become UNSTOPPABLE in your business (and life)!

Colin Boyd is an International speaker and communication expert, and what makes him unique is his obsession around helping influencers to communicate their ideas in a way that makes people take action.

Sarah Boyd is an authority on resilience, courage, and creativity. Sarah has deeply personal experience in navigating stressful life events, such as cancer and chronic health conditions, while building and running successful businesses in America and Australia. She is the Founder of Resilient Little Hearts Children's Publishing House, a children's book author. Sarah is passionate about lifting the limits off an individual's potential so he or she can pursue their dreams, live a meaningful life.

Life happens, but it's about not letting anything stop us. Colin and Sarah are examples of what can happen when you are determined to live your best life, no matter what.

If you enjoyed this episode and it inspired you in some way, I'd love to hear about it and know your biggest takeaway. Take a screenshot of you listening on your device, post it to your Instagram Stories and tag me, @jameswedmore!

In the episode you'll learn:

  • Sarah's life altering situation, how it has affected her and why she's so grateful for it
  • What happens when we consistently push pain away without working on it
  • Whether or not everyone has a deeper purpose
  • What your biggest regret will be
  • Sarah's 3-steps to follow when going through a painful experience

For full show notes and links, visit: http://mindyourbusinesspodcast.com/podcast/176

Jul 16, 2018
Episode 175: Hacking The Champion Mindset with Jason Parker
01:16:58

What would it look like for you to perform at an Olympic level? Are you doing that right now? In this episode I welcome my guest Jason Parker, who just happens to be an Olympic medalist and International speaker on high-performance and the mindset of top achievers. Today Jason will be sharing his champion mindset and how you can apply the same type of thinking, in order to take your life and business to the next level! If you enjoyed this episode and it inspired you in some way, I'd love to hear about it and know your biggest takeaway. Take a screenshot of you listening on your device, post it to your Instagram Stories and tag me, @jameswedmore!

In the episode you'll learn:

  • A simple but powerful lesson that Jason got from his early days in sports
  • The story he had created in his mind and how he was able to change it
  • Why it's so critical to know what to focus on and then take ACTION
  • How Jason reframes the challenges he faces
  • What it means to Olympify your life and business
  • The way he was introduced to visualization and how he incorporated it into his training
  • Jason's keys to unlocking the Olympian within you!

For full show notes and links, visit: http://mindyourbusinesspodcast.com/podcast/175

Jul 09, 2018
Episode 174: Dissolving These 4 Money Blocks
53:53

Got money blocks? There’s a good chance you do, but it’s important to be aware of them, as money is a big part of entrepreneurship, and the impact you can make in the world. In this episode I’m going to share with you 4 persistent money blocks and how you can change your mindset around each of them!

 If you enjoyed this episode and it inspired you in some way, I’d love to hear about it and know your biggest takeaway. Take a screenshot of you listening on your device, post it to your Instagram Stories and tag me, @jameswedmore!

In the episode you’ll learn:

  • What a “block” (and more specifically, a “money block”) is
  • What I’ve done to improve my relationship with money
  • The effects our beliefs are having on us
  • Why money can’t buy you happiness

  • How money is a tool and what it can be used for

  • Where money really comes from – and how it’s being created every day!

For full show notes and links, visit: http://mindyourbusinesspodcast.com/podcast/174 

 

Jul 02, 2018
Episode 173: How to Overcome Self-Sabotage
44:00

Have you ever dealt with self-sabotage? Chances are you have, and you didn’t even know it! In today’s episode, I’ll be explaining what self-sabotage really is and the steps you can take right now to not only gain awareness, but get past it.

If you enjoyed this episode and it inspired you in some way, I’d love to hear about it and know your biggest takeaway. Take a screenshot of you listening on your device, post it to your Instagram Stories and tag me, @jameswedmore! 

My new free 8-part video series, The Rise of the Digital CEO, is now live! You can get access to it at http://jameswedmore.com/rise.

In the episode you’ll learn:

  • Ways to look for clues and indicators that you are self-sabotaging yourself
  • My definition of self-sabotage and why it’s so deceptive
  • How resistance is related to self-sabotage
  • The 4 steps to take today
  • An example of when I was self-sabotaging myself, how I became aware of it, and what I did to overcome it

For full show notes and links, visit: http://mindyourbusinesspodcast.com/podcast/173 

Jun 25, 2018
Episode 172: Taking Your Offline Biz ONLINE with Dr. Shannon Irvine
36:01

In this special bonus episode I’m sharing another case study of a business owner who’s business has exploded! Today’s guest took her offline business online, and in the process, grew it 522%.

Dr Shannon Irvine is the founder of Mosaic Vision, a non profit that serves AIDS orphans in rural Uganda Africa. The mission of Mosaic Vision is to restore the lives of AIDS orphans. Dr Irvine is also a Phd in Psychology with an emphasis in neuro-psychology and neuro-plasticity. She uses her credentials to help the orphans in Uganda thrive. Dr Irvine is also a business mentor who loves helping others master their thoughts, habits, emotions, and schedules to live the life and business that honors God and their priorities.

Not only has her rapid growth surprised her, but it also completely changed her view of what a business can be, as you’ll hear all about in this episode.

If you enjoyed this episode and it inspired you in some way, I’d love to hear about it and know your biggest takeaway. Take a screenshot of you listening on your device, post it to your Instagram Stories and tag me, @jameswedmore!

My new free 8-part video series, The Rise of the Digital CEO, is now live! You can get access to it at http://jameswedmore.com/rise.

In the episode you’ll learn:

  • How Dr. Irvine has been able to help other business owners using her own personal experiences
  • The way she realized she getting caught up in “doing more” wasn’t the way to grow her business
  • What led her to join Business by Design and how it’s benefited her business
  • The process she used for her beta launch and the results she achieved with it
  • What really inspired Dr. Irvine to move into a model using leveraged content
  • The fears and stories she had to get through in order to move her business online
  • Some resistance that I’m still facing in my business….

For full show notes and links, visit http://mindyourbusinesspodcast.com/podcast/172  

 

Jun 22, 2018
Episode 171: The Authority DECEPTION – Who Am I To Be Doing This?
35:15

Have you ever asked yourself the question, “who am I to be doing this?” On today’s episode I’ll be talking about a concept that’s been on my mind, called “The Authority Deception” and the mindset shifts you can take to realize that you are enough to be an authority in your field.

 

If you enjoyed this episode and it inspired you in some way, I’d love to hear about it and know your biggest takeaway. Take a screenshot of you listening on your device, post it to your Instagram Stories and tag me, @jameswedmore!

My new free 8-part video series, The Rise of the Digital CEO, is now live! You can get access to it at http://jameswedmore.com/rise.

In the episode you’ll learn:

  • Who this episode is dedicated to, and why
  • Why an online business can be easy to start, but so challenging to operate and grow
  • How everyone is unique but no one is better than another person
  • Why you need a strong commitment to helping others
  • One of the most valuable things you can offer a client if you want to help that person

For full show notes and links visit: http://mindyourbusinesspodcast.com/podcast/171 

Jun 18, 2018
Episode 170: Launching WITHOUT a List with Serena Ryan
36:57

In this special bonus edition I’m sharing a powerful case study that will show you how you can launch your profitable business – without an email list. To kick off this new segment of the podcast, I’m showcasing the story of one of the members of our BBD community, Serena Ryan. 

If you enjoyed this episode and it inspired you in some way, I’d love to hear about it and know your biggest takeaway. Take a screenshot of you listening on your device, post it to your Instagram Stories and tag me, @jameswedmore!

 In the episode you’ll learn:

  • How attending BBD live unexpectedly led to Serena creating her own membership site
  • The stories she was telling herself that were holding her back
  • A big decision that Serena made – and how she ended up doing it
  • Some challenges and doubts she encountered leading up to her very first webinar (and why she almost cancelled it)
  • Where Serena is at now versus before attending BBD, and why she feels anything is possible to do for her now
  • What advice she’d give her former self and the true power of mentorship

For full show notes and links visit http://mindyourbusinesspodcast.com/podcast/170 

 

Jun 15, 2018
Episode 169: Am I On The Right Track?
24:25

How do you know if you’re on the right track? Today I’m answering another Listener Question of the Week and I’ll be answering this very question, which a lot of listeners may be asking themselves.

Would you like to have your own question answered on a future episode of this podcast? All you have to do is record an audio file or quick video and get me that sound bite of your question, by emailing me at MYBQuestions@Gmail.com.

If you enjoyed this episode and it inspired you in some way, I’d love to hear about it and know your biggest takeaway. Take a screenshot of you listening on your device, post it to your Instagram Stories and tag me, @jameswedmore!

In the episode you’ll learn:

  • How to start choosing your future intentionally and powerfully
  • What “reality” is and why being blind to it is one of the best things we can do
  • You aren’t truly in alignment if you’re doing this…
  • Money is everywhere – here’s what you need to do

For full show notes and links visit http://mindyourbusinesspodcast.com/169 

 

Jun 13, 2018
Episode 168: How to Solve ANY Business PROBLEM
01:02:45

I’ve got a special guest with me for today’s show, as my wife Chelsea is back on the podcast and we’re talking all about the problems faced in business. The title of this episode may be a bit misleading though. What we’re sharing isn’t really about solving problems, but rather about changing your mindset around what a problem is – and isn’t. As you’ll hear, what you have been calling a “problem” may actually be something completely different!

 

If you enjoyed this episode and it inspired you in some way, I’d love to hear about it and know your biggest takeaway. Take a screenshot of you listening on your device, post it to your Instagram Stories and tag me, @jameswedmore!

In the episode you’ll learn:

  • What motivated us to record this episode at this time
  • How to approach your problems
  • The role our challenges have played in getting us to where we are today
  • Why I get excited when facing a problem
  • How working in the business together as a team has been so rewarding, and examples of how we’ve elevated each other over our problems

 

Jun 11, 2018
Episode 167: Effortless Money Making
51:15

Today’s episode was inspired by a recent Instagram post I shared, in which I stated that money doesn’t come from effort. I’ve got to admit, this post got a little bit controversial, and there was a lot of discussion around the statement. Today you’re going to hear where money really comes from!

If you enjoyed this episode and it inspired you in some way, I’d love to hear about it and know your biggest takeaway. Take a screenshot of you listening on your device, post it to your Instagram Stories and tag me, @jameswedmore! 

In the episode you’ll learn:

  • How most people are operating when it comes to money
  • Where most people think money comes from…
  • How the thought that money is linked to effort is ingrained in us at an early age
  • The true consequences of holding on to our beliefs about money
  • Where money really comes from
Jun 04, 2018
Episode 166: Quantum Success
25:46

Ever wonder what it would take to make a quantum leap in your business? In this episode I’m going to share what it will take, and show you exactly what you need to do this!

In the episode you’ll learn:

  • What inspired me to do this episode and talk about this topic
  • What’s limiting you when it comes to where you want to go
  • How to make a “quantum leap” and when it will be possible for you
  • A powerful exercise to get you started…
  • Why a business model using finite resources, like time, is a broken one

  • The moment when you will be truly free to go anywhere you want
May 30, 2018
Episode 165: The Business BELIEFS of the Successful
45:15

Today I’m speaking to some of the industry’s leading experts about what their beliefs in business are all about – and you’re not going to want to miss what they have to say!

In the episode you’ll learn:

  • Why I asked these friends about their beliefs in business
  • What you can do if your view of business isn’t working
  • How our emotions and the stories we tell ourselves come into play
  • The ways you can start telling yourself a new story – today!

  • The personal stories about success from some of today’s top experts
May 28, 2018
Episode 164: My Struggle to 7-Figures PART 2
01:01:32

In this special Wednesday bonus episode, I’m continuing my conversation with Theresa Loe on all the struggles I had to build the business that I’ve created!

In the episode you’ll learn:

  • What I thought was holding me back (but what I know now it really was)
  • What a fear of being judged was really saying about me
  • How I started to let go of a fear of being judged
  • The way I let go of my old self and tripled revenue in my first 7-figure year
  • How I grow personally and why it’s more like a marathon instead of a sprint
  • There is no such thing as a problem…
  • The role that being coached has played in my growth
  • Why our internal state needs to be protected at all times, what advice my future self would give me and much more!
May 23, 2018
Episode 163: My Struggle to 7-Figures PART 1
01:01:41

This episode is a special one, and it’s a little bit different. I’m being interviewed by Theresa Loe, a Business By Design student and host of the Living Homegrown Podcast, about my origin story. If you’re a regular listener of the podcast you may have heard bits and pieces of how I started in business and got to where I am today, but in Part 1 of this two-part series we really go deep about the low points, struggles, setbacks and breakthroughs that I’ve experienced along the way. There’s a lot here that I’ve never shared publicly, and I hope you find value in my story that can help you in your own journey!

In the episode you’ll learn:

  • My earliest entrepreneurial ventures and the money story I was told growing up
  • The powerful lesson that taught me about profit and how I really learned how to bargain
  • How I first ventured into the online marketing world and learned marketing, SEO, and so much more…
  • A painful experience and “mistake” that became the best thing that ever happened to me
  • The way spirituality was introduced to my life and developed over the years to influence everything I do
May 21, 2018
Episode 162: The Paradox of Online Marketing
16:02

There’s a paradox that exists in the online marketing space, and in today’s short and sweet bonus episode I’m going to share it with you!

Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram, @jameswedmore, for all the details about how you can enter to win an all expense paid trip to our upcoming BBD Live Event!

In the episode you’ll learn:

  • Why people really buy from you – and how this can differ from why you started your online business in the first place

  • The significant shift I’ve noticed in the last 10 years online…
  • Why the paradox I’m talking about here is a good thing
  • What is “scaled connection” and how you can create it
  • Examples from our business of how we create scaled connection with our audience and the role your team will play
May 16, 2018
Episode 161: The Rise of the Digital CEO
49:49

In this episode I’ll be starting a conversation with you about this idea that I feel is keeping entrepreneurs stuck. How can you begin to step into the role of the Digital CEO and think, act and behave like the business owner that you need to be to create the actual business that you want?

Want a chance to attend my 3-day live event, BBD Live? I’ll be having a raffle to give away a free all expenses paid trip, and all you here are three easy ways that you can enter!

Share a screenshot of you listening to this episode and post it as a story on your Instagram feed, tagging me (@jameswedmore) and using the giveaway hashtag #TheRiseOfTheDigitalCEO.

Create a post on your Instagram feed, sharing anything that you got as a takeaway from this episode and most specifically, what you think it means, and looks like, for you to be a Digital CEO of your business.

I will be posting on my Instagram about this giveaway and if you like the post and leave a comment tagging 3 of your entrepreneur friends, inviting them to listen to this episode, you will also be automatically entered into the giveaway.

Please note that in order to be eligible you have to be following me on Instagram. This giveaway runs from Monday May 14th, 2018 to Sunday May 20th, 2018, closing at 11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time that day. Any entries received after that will not be eligible. Additional smaller consolation prize winners will be selected at random as well, with the winners being announced the week of May 21st, 2018 (certain conditions apply for all prizes). Good luck!

Are you ready for the Rise of the Digital CEO? Be the first in line for my free business-transforming series that will finally show you what it REALLY takes to scale your digital business to 7-figures and beyond! You can sign-up for the waitlist at http://jameswedmore.com/rise!

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Why what you learned in school will keep you BROKE!
  • How your view of your business will determine what’s possible for you
  • The 3-step process that directly attributed to the huge growth of IBM (and how it can apply to your business)
  • 6 of the biggest mistakes entrepreneurs are making that are sabotaging their growth and success

  • And a lot more!
May 14, 2018
Episode 160: Visualizing Your Business Into Existence with Carrie Green
55:25

Today I’m joined by my good friend Carrie Green, the founder and creator of Female Entrepreneur Association. Carrie is also the author of She Means Business , a TEDx speaker and so much more! You’ll hear all about Carrie’s incredible journey to where she is today, and how she’s used one tool to bring this amazing success into her life – visualization.

Are you ready for the Rise of the Digital CEO? Be the first in line for my free business-transforming series that will finally show you what it REALLY takes to scale your digital business to 7-figures and beyond! You can sign-up for the waitlist at http://jameswedmore.com/rise!

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • How grasping the power of your mind will literally change your life

  • What is the “bell jar” concept and how you can start using it 
  • Where Carrie’s desire to create a community for women came from

  • How we can get over the “Who am I to do this?” question
  • The ways you can implement visualization and what to do if it you find it isn’t working for you

  • Why Carrie always honors the process as an entrepreneur and what this means to her
May 07, 2018
Episode 159: 3 Steps to Manifest ANYTHING with Kathrin Zenkina
01:06:08

Today we’re sharing with you a 3-step process for manifesting ANYTHING in your life, with guest expert Kathrin Zenkina. Kathrin is the creator behind the booming personal development and coaching brand, Manifestation Babe, and she’s going to tell us how manifestation puts magic in our businesses! Are you ready to invite miracles into your life, and what would you do differently if you knew (without a doubt) that your success was inevitable?

In this episode you’ll learn:  

  • How Kathrin got started with manifesting, and the one book that changed everything for her
  • The dark times she experienced in 2016 and how a year long experiment with manifestation led to the amazing success she’s achieved
  • The belief system that Kathrin created for herself and the universal laws that play into manifestation
  • Examples of times she’s manifested what she wants in her life
  • Kathrin’s 3 steps to follow and the #1 mistake that people make when it comes to manifestation
  • What she does when she starts to feel doubt or worry
  • Why you need to be in a relationship with your money
Apr 30, 2018
Episode 158: Creating Opportunity with Eben Pagan
01:00:47

On today’s special bonus episode I’m talking with Eben Pagan about how to create, and recognize opportunity. You’re going to here why this is so important and as Eben says, something that we all must absolutely make a study of. Not only do we discuss opportunity today, but we cover so much more in this one in terms of business, relationships and creating the life we really want to live.

 

Eben Pagan is an entrepreneur and investor who has built over ten different online brands and businesses to the million dollar level. His businesses are all 100% virtual, with no office – and he’s been doing this for over 15 years now! Eben and his family spend more than six months per year traveling, and living the “virtual lifestyle.”

To celebrate the launch of his new book, OPPORTUNITY, Eben is doing his launch right now, and he will send you a copy of this book for free - you just cover shipping and handling. He also has a special bonus package that includes live training, downloads and other goodies worth $197, that you get as a gift when you order the book. As part of it, you get to join Eben for a special workshop: “The Best Opportunities Of 2018” where you’ll learn about important business, investing, and learning opportunities that are coming over the horizon. Hurry, this offer is good only until Thursday, April 26th, 2018!

Go Here To Get Your Free Copy Now: http://jameswedmore.com/opportunity

If you only read one new book this year, make sure that this is it! Order it now, and learn how to find and create a lot more opportunity in your life.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Why Eben titled his new book “Opportunity” and what inspired him to write it
  • His thoughts on goal setting and how it relates to creating opportunities
  • How to open yourself up to new opportunities
  • The formative experience that taught him that he could literally change his circumstances
  • What his reference points for success are today and how the metrics he uses for success has changed over the years
  • Ways you can recognize opportunities that align with your values and lifestyle, and some patterns around that he’s noticed

  • What his new book is all about – and what you can expect to get from it
Apr 24, 2018
Episode 157: Rewriting Your Money Story with Belinda Rosenblum
01:00:44

If you don’t like looking at your bank account, or get a queasy feeling every time you use your credit card, this episode is for you! I’m joined by expert guest and founder of OwnYourMoney.com, Belinda Rosenblum, who is helping thousands of people discover how “owning your money” creates certainty, security, and the life of financial independence they deserve. Today’s show isn’t about funnels or hacks to solve the issues around your finances, it’s about going to the actual source – the stories we’ve been telling ourselves about money.

Check out Belinda’s free training at http://jameswedmore.com/cash and get on the waitlist for my upcoming video training workshop at http://www.businessbydesigntraining.net!

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Belinda’s own origin story and show she was able to overcome her past experiences with money to help others
  • The 3-step process to rewriting your money story that you can start doing today
  • The connection that exists between our own money stories and our conclusions about success
  • A rule I made for myself when considering a purchase and the one phrase that Belinda wants us to take out of our vocabulary when it comes to money
  • Why forgiveness is needed…
  • and much more!
Apr 23, 2018
Episode 156: MAKING TIME
37:00

Are you struggling with time, and finding it difficult to get more done? If we as entrepreneurs were to take an honest assessment of our lives, chances are that everyone listening would say they have challenges around time. If this sounds like you, you’re in the right place. What I’ll be talking about in this episode will allow you to shift and transform your relationship with time!

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Where overwhelm really comes from
  • What it means to have a relationship with time (and what listeners of this podcast are saying about time)
  • How your own story about time may be benefiting you and why you need to change this story
  • Ways you can tell when you’re not taking full responsibility in your own life
  • What the consequences are for telling yourself a certain story about your relationship with time

 

Apr 16, 2018
Episode 155: Using Your Intuition with Emily Aarons
01:12:02

Intuition is a topic I’ve talked about often on this podcast, because it’s something that you need to use in order to make effective decisions as an entrepreneur. Not only will you make better decisions by using your intuition, but you will be more confident in the decisions you make - and do it with less stress. Today’s guest is intuitive healer and psychic business coach Emily Aarons, and she’s going to go deeper in explaining just why intuition is so critical, and how you can really develop and flex this muscle.

 Emily supports her clients on their healing journey by clearing and releasing blocks from their energy systems, as well as from all lifetimes, using the Akashic records so they can step fully into their power as entrepreneurs. Formally trained in Polarity Therapy, Emily has been clearing energy for nearly two decades. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Communications and Business Management from Salem State University. Combining her abilities as a healer with her love of business allows her to mentor and teach others how to run powerfully profitable businesses. Emily’s body of work includes guided meditations, a flourishing Facebook group called Life Made Simple, self-paced online intuition and business classes, in-person live events, 1:1 sessions, and an exclusive 12-month mentorship.

You can get Emily’s free guided mediation by visiting http://emilyaarons.com/podcast!

Apr 09, 2018
Episode 154: From 7 to 8-Figures
21:50

What’s the quickest way to go from being a 7-figure to an 8-figure business? I’m answering this question today, because no matter where you’re at, there’s always another level you’ll want to get to. So listen closely as I give you the roadmap!

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • True knowledge can only come from this…
  • What I’m doing to get to 8-figures in my own business

  • Why you need to have a very clear blueprint of what you’re working towards

  • The important role of your vision and the team that will be required to get there 
  • What can happen when you know your numbers – inside out

 

Apr 02, 2018
Episode 153: More ME Time
18:00

I’ve got another bonus episode for you, and in this one I’m answer a listener questioner of the week. Today I’m sharing my thoughts on how you, as entrepreneur, can schedule “me time” – and how to be truly present while you’re doing it!

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • The rest is in the work!
  • The first step you’ll need to take in all of this
  • What really happens to our creativity and productivity when we work too much
  • How important rest is to your entire life
  • There’s no one right way to rest and work – find your own balance!
Mar 28, 2018
Episode 152: The #1 Thing Holding You Back
20:02

Do you have a fear of being judged by others? If so, you’re not alone because everyone has this fear! On today’s episode, I’ll be talking about why this fear is the #1 thing that is holding you back right now, and how you can reframe your thinking to change it!

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • What your mind is constantly trying to do to you…
  • Why I want you to accept that you have a fear of being judged
  • How understanding these concepts unleashed me and tripled my revenue in one year alone!
  • What you have in common with the people that are judging you
  • It’s all a choice!

Check out my Membership Masterclass http://www.businessbydesigntraining.net/membership

 

Mar 26, 2018
Episode 151: Raise Your Vibration
40:38

On today’s episode I’m answering a question from a listener about how we can raise and maintain our vibration throughout the day. This is probably the most important conversation we’ve had out of all the podcast episodes, because it really is our number one priority in life to feel good, be happy and help others.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • How to tell where you are tuned into at any moment
  • Why releasing negative emotions is so beneficial, but there’s something else we have to do too…
  • The role that our thoughts play in determining our emotions, and how this results in the stories we tell ourselves
  • What I do to raise my own frequency, and what I try not to do
  • How to start letting go!

Don't forget to check out the TRIBE Workshop at: http://jameswedmore.com/tribe 

 

Mar 19, 2018
Episode 150: Adding Recurring Revenue with Stu McLaren
43:33

On today’s bonus episode, I’m talking to the membership guru himself, Stu McLaren! I recently asked my listeners on an Instagram Story what questions they’d like to ask Stu, and you’ll hear his answers here. Stu will be sharing his expertise on how you can start, launch and grow you very own, profitable digital membership!

Check out Stu's free TRIBE Workshop on March 15th at http://jameswedmore.com/tribe

 

Mar 15, 2018
Episode 149: The SECRET to a Rich Life
23:28

For today’s episode I don’t have steps or formulas for you to follow, but it’s just a conversation that I was inspired to share with you. I’m going to giving you the secret to having a rich life, and as you’ll hear, “rich” means so much more than just having money! 

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Why I originally rejected the idea that I’m talking to you about today
  • The amazing things that I’m grateful for in my own life, and how I’ve manifested them
  • Gratitude is a frequency of receiving, with no feeling of wanting or lack
  • What conclusion I came to about my life and a special invitation I have for you today
Mar 12, 2018
Episode 148: Hacking Possibility with Shelli Varela
01:14:53

My whole life is about what is possible, which is why I’m so very excited to be bringing you this episode with special guest, Shelli Varela. Shelli is a trailblazer and pioneer in the hyper-competitive world of firefighting and for over two decades she has been blazing trails, both literally and figuratively! She’s an author, TEDx speaker, podcast host, and so much more. After listening to today’s episode, you’ll really be thinking about what’s possible in your own life!  

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Shelli’s amazing backstory and the role her imagination has played throughout her life
  • The lesson she learned about labels and the three words that literally changed her life
  • What really happens when you lead with logic – and what to do instead
  • What is an “inner story” and her tips for how you can uncovering your own
  • The big realization Shelli had around fear
  • Her 5 pillars of hacking possibility
Mar 05, 2018
Episode 147: Spirituality & Business with Brandon Lucero
01:28:22

Today I’m joined by my good friend Brandon Lucero, and we’re having a conversation about how to integrate spirituality into business. Brandon and I have been friends for a long time, and we’ve both followed similar paths in our businesses. This is a very informal talk with lots of insight and discoveries that we’ve made along the way - I hope you enjoy it!  

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • The way Brandon and I met, and what we do to really get the ideas flowing when we’re together!
  • What “getting aligned” means to us
  • Why you really need to start coming from the place that anything is possible
  • What you can do to become a thought leaders who’s changing the world – starting today
  • Visualization isn’t the answer…
  • Early experiences that both Brandon and myself have had when it comes to manifesting what we desire!
Feb 26, 2018
Episode 146: How to Work LESS & Make MORE
50:31

Today’s episode is really going to get you thinking! I’m talking all about the mindset you’ll need to scale your digital business. We’ll also be talking about your team, the structures and systems to put in place, the metrics to watch and a whole lot more.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Growth in your business happens in stages (and why this matters)
  • Why scaling is about slowing down, rather than speeding up
  • There’s a story you’re telling yourself when it comes to what you’re worthy of
  • Where your focus really should be and why your vision must not be just about you
  • The metrics you’ll need to know when scaling
Feb 19, 2018
Episode 145: The Two Metrics That MATTER
17:02

In today’s bonus episode, I’m going to share with you the two essential metrics that you absolutely need to be aware of at all times in order to massively grow your business!

Feb 14, 2018
Episode 144: Finding Your Zone of Genius
34:28

For this episode I want to talk about something that’s been on my mind for some time now, and which is our strengths and our weaknesses. I’m going to share how you can discover yours, and why it’s not always about recognizing what you’re good at, but also knowing what your zone of genius isn’t!

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Who has strengths? Hint: we all do!

  • Whether we should be following our passion or not

  • What I’m good (and not so good at)…

  • 3 strategies for finding your own strength and weaknesses

  • What you should be focusing on, which may surprise you!

 

Feb 12, 2018
Episode 143: The Power of Perspective
41:06

Today I’m talking about something that is of the upmost importance, and is an underlying theme in most of the episodes of this podcast. We’re looking at perspectives, interpretations and the meaning we put on things. I’ll be sharing 6 things that will inevitably happen to all us, and how shifting our perspectives on each can change everything!

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Why very few things bother me now (and how you can do the same)
  • What really determines your inner state…
  • Powerful examples in my own life when I have reframed “bad” situations
  • Why hindsight is “20-20” and what happens when we get worried and fearful 
  • How to reframe dealing with competitors, low sales, feeling uninspired and more!
Feb 05, 2018
Episode 142: The Costly Mistake Big Brands Are Making
23:05

In this special bonus episode, I’m going to reveal a costly mistake that I noticed a big brand making recently. Trust me, this is one mistake that as online entrepreneurs, we cannot afford to make!

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • An exciting announcement on the personal front (and how it came to be)!
  • Why I was so saddened about a recent retail shopping experience – but also why I’m so glad that it happened
  • You need to be more than just answering your prospects’ questions...

  • One of the most effective things that you can do as a marketer right now!
Feb 01, 2018
Episode 141: Control Your Thoughts, Control Your Life
01:01:12

I’m excited to be bringing back Jim Fortin, as his past appearance on The Mind Your Business Podcast was one of our most downloaded episodes. I’ve had the opportunity to work with Jim myself, and you’ll hear how his work has created such a radical shift in my own life (and in a very short amount of time)! In this episode we’ll be talking about your thinking, how to be happy and so much more!

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • What happens when we get trapped in thought
  • What it means to devote ourselves to the evolvement of our own being…
  • There is no such thing as failure, just this!
  • Why positive thinking alone doesn’t work
  • How being intentionally happy has shifted my life - in big ways

For Jim's Free Training: 

http://www.jameswedmore.com/be

Facebook Group: 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/hpspgroup/

 

Jan 29, 2018
Episode 140: Create Marketing That Sells
22:08

Are you putting yourself out there, but not getting sales? Well, you’re in business to make money and there’s no way around selling. On this episode I want to talk to you about the things that I look at when I’m creating my own marketing, because if you’re marketing isn’t up to par, it will show in your business!

 

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • How I define “marketing”, and what it really does for your business
  • The last thing you’ll want to do when it comes to marketing if you’re a personal brand like I am!
  • The essential ingredients that go into all of my marketing activities
  • Why you’ll need to position yourself as an authority figure in your industry – and how to start doing this
  • Each piece of your content has to do these three things…
  • The role of stories in your marketing and an exercise you can do today to start crafting yours
  • My two favorite words of copy and how you can use them to effectively market you and your business!
Jan 22, 2018
Episode 139: Allowing Creativity
17:50

On today’s episode I’m sharing a recent struggle I had around my own creativity, and what I was unintentionally doing to contribute to this situation. You’ll hear that when it comes to creativity, you really need to just trust that it will come at its own time - and in its own way.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • When it comes to creativity, “allowing” is the key word
  • We all need creativity in our marketing – stop trying to do this
  • Creativity can take many different forms
  • The reason why I normally don’t place deadlines on myself…

  • Your environment and the people you surround yourself with play a big role in your own creativity

  • Inspiration is everywhere!
Jan 15, 2018
Episode 138: Tapping Into Your Intuition
47:49

I’ve really been looking forward to bringing this episode to you! Today I’m talking all about intuition and how I’ve used it in my own personal and business life. I’m going to give you the practical steps that you can start taking today to tap into your own intuition. So, are you ready to see what doing this can bring to your life?

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • How I define intuition and the four major types that you can tap into
  • The role of the rational mind and why you’ll need to have faith
  • About fascinating studies that prove the existence of intuition and ways that it can be developed
  • How your core beliefs relate to all of this
  • And much more!
Jan 08, 2018
Episode 137: How To DEAL With Those That Don’t “Get It!”
19:31

We’re kicking off 2018 with a special bonus episode, where I’m answering a Listener Question of the Week on how to deal with the people in your life that just don’t “get it.” Are you facing something similar? Then you’ll want to hear my thoughts on what you can (and can’t) do!

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • What often happens to your relationships when you discover a world of possibilities in your own life
  • Why it’s not your job to “fix” or “repair” anyone else!

  • The role of the sceptic within you…

  • The realization I made when I became aware of what I was doing to my own family

  • A reframe you can make that will shift the behavior of others

  • There’s only one thing that you really have control over…

  • A challenge and experiment I have for you to try!

 

Jan 03, 2018
Episode 136: Why Morning Routines Are A Waste Of Time
18:14

I just might anger some people with today’s episode, but stick with me here because I’ll be telling you why morning routines are a waste of time! I’m going to help you reframe things around this topic, and I share what to do instead.

In this episode you’ll learn:  

  • Why most people are doing morning routines in the first place
  • My challenge to you for getting rid of the “box”!
  • The very first step to take in this process…
  • Why finding things that make you feel good is a must
  • And more!
Dec 27, 2017
Episode 135: #1 Secret to Wealth Attraction
19:03

It’s time for another bonus Wednesday episode, and today I’m giving you the secret for attracting more wealth and abundance. It’s not complicated - it all boils down to just one word. I also have a special challenge for you to try as an experiment in your own life!

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Exceptions for when the secret I talk about won’t work…
  • Where to start when appreciating and being grateful for the blessings in your own life
  • The recent giving and donation experience that has opened my eyes to the possibilities of what we can accomplish
  • The special responsibility we all have as entrepreneurs on this planet
  • How abundant people really operate!
Dec 20, 2017
Episode 134: 10x in 12 Months
42:11

As we near the end of the year, it’s the perfect time for us entrepreneurs to start reflecting on the past 12 months and to begin dreaming more intentionally for 2018. It’s time to think bigger, act bigger, and do bigger, and on this episode I’m sharing how you can start doing this right away!

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • The significant breakthroughs I’ve made this year
  • What role detachment really plays
  • The thing that I said “No” to this year that just might shock you (and why I did this)!

  • Why just creating new products isn’t always the best answer to increasing your revenue

  • The one group of people you should be focusing on in your business 

  • What is leverage and how I use it in my life and business

  • The single best decision I made all year!
Dec 18, 2017
Episode 133: Reframing the REFUND
29:27

If you’re in business, there’s a really good chance that you’ve had to refund a customer before. You’ve probably experienced the sting and hurt, and even started questioning yourself or your business. What does a refund really mean though? In this special bonus episode, return guest of the podcast Mel Abraham joins me to look at how we can begin to “reframe the refund”!

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • How a refund is actually a good thing for your business!
  • Why a lack of refunds, or low number, can be an indicator of a problem needed to be addressed
  • There are implications of holding onto a story about refunds (and consequences of doing so)
  • Why we need to always be “honouring our offer”
  • Refunds are usually not due to an issue with your product, but instead this…

 

  • What you can do to insulate yourself from the things that can trigger you!
Dec 13, 2017
Episode 132: Go LOVE Yourself!
35:51

For today’s episode I’m joined by my wife Chelsea, and we’re talking all about love. More specifically, we’re looking at why loving yourself is so important, and what can happen in your life when you really commit to doing this!

 In this episode you’ll learn:  

  • How sometimes the most profound, life-changing ideas are also the most simple ones…
  • What’s the chatter in your head really saying?

  • How we can create more love for not only ourselves, but the entire world
  • The Universe will give you signs (you just have to be open to receiving them) 
  • What inspired Chelsea’s #iamlove campaign, and how you can participate!
  • The actions steps you can take now to expand your self-love
Dec 11, 2017
Episode 131: What's REALLY Driving You
01:02:37

We all have emotional drivers, but what are they, how did we get them in the first place and how have they affected the way we show up in our lives? Sonia Stringer is a professional speaker, coach and popular mentor in the network marketing and direct selling profession, and she’s going to help shed more light on this topic today.

In this episode you’ll learn:  

  • What uncovering our drives is really going to do for us 

  • The greatest reward as an entrepreneur is…(hint: it’s not money)!

  • There are both good and bad sides to our drivers

  • The ways our environments have contributed to the formation of these drivers

  • My own emotional drives and the biggest breakthrough I have made!

  • Three things you can do today…
Dec 04, 2017
Episode 130: How to Attract a Stellar Team
40:03

Today I’m revealing the 6 ingredients for attracting a stellar team, and if you follow the steps I share in this episode, you will become a better leader in the process!

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • How our team differs from most (and why we do it this way)…
  • When is a good time to start attracting your own stellar team
  • Why being able to communicate your vision so effectively is crucial
  • A tool I use to hire the right people and make sure they’re in the right roles 

  • How to create an environment for others to thrive

  • The one quote and philosophy that changed everything for me

  • Why I don’t use the terms “employee” or “staff” (and what I say instead)
Nov 27, 2017
Episode 129: 10 Lessons From 10 Years of Messing Up
36:54

As I approach my 10-year anniversary in business, I wanted to share the big lessons that I’ve learned during this time. It’s been one step (and lesson) at a time, and my hope is that something you hear today can help you in your business. If one or more of these lessons stands out for you, please reach out and leave a comment for me on the podcast’s website, at www.MindYourBusinessPodcast.com!

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • What can really happen for you when you master your own mindset
  • Something almost everyone is doing that can keep you a prisoner…

  • There’s a power with this “F-Word”!

  • Where money really comes from 

  • The choices you can make to have more fun in your day

  • Why simply copying what others are doing isn’t the way to go

  • No matter what business is in, you’ll have to learn to master this 
  • How structure can be the path to freedom! 
  • What you can start doing to get your power back

 

Nov 20, 2017
Episode 128: How I Cured My Fear of Flying
21:15

In today’s special bonus episode, I’m sharing with you how I cure my fear of flying. What does this have to do with you? There’s a much deeper lesson in this one that I’m sure can help everyone who listens.

In this episode you’ll learn:  

  • Life is simply a series of problems and solutions…
  • The only way to deal with problems as they appear
  • What happens to your consciousness when you’re in the middle of a problem
  • How your emotions come into play and what worrying is really doing during this whole process
  • The decision I made that ultimately freed me of my fear!
Nov 15, 2017
Episode 127: Creating Your Own Reality with Pam Grout
53:26

Today I’m talking with Pam Grout, the best-selling author of E-Squared (and so many more great books)! I’ve mentioned E-Squared many times on previous episodes of the podcast, as I think it’s an essential manual on how to live life. In this episode, Pam discusses how everything is indeed energy and that our thoughts do create our reality – and not the other way around.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • The way she came to writing her first two books (she hadn’t even heard of The Law of Attraction before that)!
  • What happens when we introduce gratitude to our daily lives
  • By naming something as “bad” or “unwanted”, you’re doing this…
  • Scared? Why being this isn’t such a bad thing!
  • What she means when says that your past is creating a present hologram
  • The powerful affirmation that she uses to start each day and the reason she says this
  • How we need to handle and process the world events that are happening today!
Nov 13, 2017
Episode 126: How The “F-Word” Makes You Unstoppable with Chris von der Mehden
16:59

In this short but very powerful bonus episode, I’m bringing Chris von der Mehden back on the podcast. Chris is the founder of Zero to Zen, and he’s going to talk all about what radical forgiveness is, why it is so important and how you can start to experience it - right now!

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Why so people resist giving forgiveness and the misinformation there is around it
  • Forgiveness is an energy, a frequency and something that can do this…
  • Who forgiveness is really for, and a process that we can use to forgive others and ourselves
Nov 08, 2017
Episode 125: Mysteries of the Mind-Body Connection with Steven Ozanich
01:12:06

I’m very excited today to be bringing you a conversation I had with the author of one of my all-time favorite books, Steve Ozanich. The reason this episode is so personal for me is that not long ago I had debilitating back pain, and by reading Steve’s book, The Great Pain Deception, it was miraculously cured. In this episode you’re going to hear how our thoughts, emotions and physical pain are all linked together. So if you are feeling any sort of pain, you’re going to learn why it’s so important to look inside yourself and see what is really going on!

In this episode you’ll learn:  

  • Steve’s own powerful story and how and why he wrote The Great Pain Deception

  • Why there really is no such thing as chronic pain from an old injury…
  • What happens to our health when we retire (and why)?
  • The big difference between getting rid of pain and truly healing
  • How pain can actually be a gift that’s here to serve or warn us

 

  • The one word that Steve uses to sum up his book!
Nov 06, 2017
Episode 124: How to STOP Playing Small with Lewis Howes
54:45

Today I’m talking with my good buddy Lewis Howes all about how to create your game plan for playing BIG! His latest book, The Mask of Masculinity, is being released this week, and in this episode Lewis reveals how we all are wearing a mask. He shares with us what these masks are, why we wear them and how we can begin to take them off!

 In this episode you’ll learn:

  • You might be making 6 or 7-figures in your business, but still playing small…
  • The powerful experience in grade school that led to Lewis wearing his mask for years
  • What happened when the “Athlete Mask” was ripped off of him
  • The two ways you can live your life – it’s your choice

  • The 9 different masks that Lewis identifies in his new book

  • One of the scariest moments of my life when I removed my own mask and what happened for me!
Oct 30, 2017
Episode 123: Grounding Meditation with Elena Lipson
11:03

As a bonus today, I’m sharing the grounding meditation that my special guest Elena Lipson did with us on a recent episode of the podcast. It was so good and now you’re going to have it to go back and listen to whenever you’d like. Enjoy!

Oct 25, 2017
Episode 122: Do Less BE More with Elena Lipson
01:27:11

On today’s show I have a special guest, Elena Lipson, and we’re talking all about the art of self-care. Want to know how to finally drop that “busy badge” you’re wearing and put on one of self-care instead? Elena even takes us through a guided meditation towards the end of the episode - I think you’re going to love today’s conversation!

 In this episode you’ll learn:  

  • How Elena is bringing meditation to the masses!

  • The moment she realized that she wanted to be an entrepreneur, and the physical breakdown that followed…
  • Why you need to be aware of your environment and the effects it has on your energy levels
  • The role of our patterns and how to change them
  • The one big lesson she’s learned about success that she wants to pass on to her son
  • What “I am the container” really means
  • Elena’s “Magic Moment Practice” that you can do in as little as three minutes a day!

 

Oct 23, 2017
Episode 121: Use Your Body to Access Unlimited Potential with Laura Hames Franklin
56:14

Your body is talking, but are you listening to what it has to say? My guest today is Laura Hames Franklin, who’s returning to the podcast to reveal the true role that your physical body plays in your life. I’m excited to bring you this one because I’ve worked with Laura for years and I’ve seen firsthand the transformative work that she’s done on me!

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • The way to access your subconscious mind through your body’s wisdom

  • Why going to the gym and doing yoga is great, but they might not be enough…

  • What has to happen before we can really start working with our bodies

  • How Laura applies the realizations she’s made about her body to her own business

  • A practical exercise you can do now to feel amazing!
Oct 16, 2017
Episode 120: 7 Beliefs About Money That Keep You Broke with Julie Ann Cairns
52:32

In this episode you’ll learn:  

  • The single powerful thought that led Julie Ann to writing her book
  • What she changed in her own thinking that turned her company around financially – with a swing of $6 million in just 4 years!

  • What’s the most difficult step to changing our beliefs and some common myths around money

  • How to get over the guilt of selling

  • Practical exercises you can start doing today to identify and work on your own limiting beliefs 
  • What role our identity and sense of worthiness plays in our relationship with money
Oct 09, 2017
Episode 119: Mastering Your Marketing Mindset with Brian Kurtz
01:29:13

Today I’m speaking with 36-year veteran direct response marketer Brian Kurtz, about how you can master your marketing mindset!

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • There’s a power in having true relationships - and it’s not just about having the most Facebook friends

  • Marketing isn’t everything, it’s the only thing (and it’s not evil)!

  • Why it’s better to own a niche than the world!
  • How asking yourself this single question can lead to powerful revelations
  • The Internet is the ultimate direct marketing medium, but the results have to be these two things…
  • The concept of “RFM” and how it can be applied to your business
  • Your mentors choose you (not the other way around)
  • What you can do to write, even if you don’t like doing copy
  • The “40/20/20” rule of direct marketing
  • Three powerful quotes that can help the frustrated entrepreneur - today! 
Oct 02, 2017
Episode 118: How to Get What You Want with NLP with Damon Cart
59:36

Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) can be used to achieve anything and everything in life, but what exactly is it? On today’s show, I’m talking with NLP Master Damon Cart and he’s going to share how we can start using NLP to get more of what we want!

 In this episode you’ll learn:

  • How I first stumbled upon NLP, and the journey Damon has taken to master it
  • The way radical responsibility can be introduced to our lives to overcome learned helplessness
  • The one thing we can use to pull us out of generalizations and limited beliefs
  • Why understanding your own values is absolutely necessary – and what happens when you don’t have this knowledge
  • Why we should be striving for a “state of excellence” at all times…
  • And much more!
Sep 25, 2017
Episode 117: Sh#t Your Ego Says with James McCrae
49:44

Today I’m interviewing someone who The Huffington Post refers to as “The Eckhart Tolle of the Internet Generation” – James McCrae! James is the author of Sh#t Your Ego Says, and he’ll be revealing what the ego is (and isn’t!) and ways that we can break free from it.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • How our egos often put on a “spiritual disguise”

  • Why insecurities and fears are part of the ego’s framework

  • Why we have an ego and the role that society plays in it
  • How we can actually discover luck!
  • How he uses intuition for decision making – and why it’s necessary for all of us to use
  • The indicators that you’ve fallen into a victim mentality
  • What is “higher self” and the message it has for all of us
Sep 18, 2017
Episode 116: Sell with Confidence with Sage Lavine
57:55

If you’re an entrepreneur, you’re going to have to sell. So, why not do it with more confidence? Today I have a bonus episode with the amazing Sage Lavine, who is the CEO of Women Rocking Business and the author of the brand new book of the same name. This is such an important conversation to have for everyone, and I think you’ll really get a lot from this interview with Sage!

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • What qualities women possess that give them an inherent advantage in business
  • Sage’s advice for people who have an aversion to selling (and those entrepreneurs who are just starting out)
  • Clarity and confidence will come to those who do this…
  • Why learning to promote yourself is actually the best thing you can do
  • Her thoughts on pricing and how to overcome the resistance to raising rates
  • Sage’s four leadership styles
  • Why women need to blend both their feminine and masculine sides for true success in business!
Sep 13, 2017
Episode 115: The DNA of Thought Leaders with Mel Abraham
01:00:28

In this special episode, I interview my good friend Mel Abraham (who also happens to be my neighbor)! Mel is a #1 best-selling author of The Entrepreneur’s Solution, and he hosts a top-ranked business podcast of the same name. He’s a globally recognized thought leader, business advisor, CPA and financial expert, and today Mel is going to talk about the art of frameworks, and how you can become a thought leader even in the most saturated of marketplaces!

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Why “communication is a two-way street” is a fallacy…
  • The three lines a customer will have to cross in order to buy from you
  • To be an influencer, this is how you must view change
  • What are Mel’s superpowers, and how you can apply them to your business
  • Master these two things - now!
  • Why you need to create a visual in your prospect’s mind (and how you can do this)
  • What to focus on before even thinking about your marketing…
Sep 11, 2017
Episode 114: How To Reprogram Your Subconscious Mind For Automatic And Lasting High Performance
01:09:51

If you’re a regular listener of this show, you’re probably an entrepreneur or selling professional looking to take your sales and performance to the highest level possible. Well, today’s guest can help you do just that! Jim Fortin is the founder of The Sales Psychology Academy, and a personal coach and trainer to some of the highest-producing selling and business professionals in the United States. I hope you enjoy this conversation I had with Jim, and I think you’ll see why it is one of my very favorite podcast episodes that I’ve ever recorded.

Want to learn more on how to break any bad habit without using willpower? Check out Jim’s introductory video training at www.SalesPsychologyAcademy.com/Brain.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Why people really won’t change their mindset (even when they say it’s needed)
  • The reasons Jim believes that the personal development industry is “broken”
  • How the right way to make last changing is the opposite of what most will do
  • What the three levels of thinking are…
  • The 6 words that will change your life!
  • Jim’s tips on making integrity a key part of your identity (and why it’s necessary)
  • The real reason why it is so hard to quit bad habits
Sep 04, 2017
Episode 113: Clear Your Mind
20:53

Just how important is it for you to have a clear mind? I’m going to talk about this today and give you practical tips on how it can be done!

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Why the space in your mind should be considered sacred
  • Questions you can ask yourself to declutter your brain
  • You need to have a place to “brain dump” – here’s what I do!
  • The concept of backlog
  • Why you should be aware of how fast you are acting on things
  • What your physical surroundings will tell you about the state of your mind
Aug 30, 2017
Episode 112: How 8-Figure Entrepreneurs Spend Their Time
01:05:18

In this episode I’m speaking with the man behind 8-figure companies such as Sumo and AppSumo - Noah Kagan! This is a raw conversation and one you won’t want to miss as Noah will be talking all about focus, goal setting and what it really takes to build and run 8-figure businesses!

In this episode you’ll learn:  

  • Noah’s simple formula for getting results
  • The big mistake many people starting businesses will make
  • Different ways that you can learn from the top entrepreneurs in the world
  • Noah’s “content multiplication” strategy for leveraging the content that you create
  • His framework for prioritizing and setting goals (the right way!)
  • How empowering his employees to be their own boss has supercharged his business
  • The one thing you have to do before you delegate

  • Why Noah believes that everyone should start a podcast!
Aug 28, 2017
Episode 111: The Manifesting Manifesto
36:24

Today I have an extra special bonus episode for you, where I’ll be sharing with you my Manifesting Manifesto (which you can get for free at www.JamesWedmore.com/Manifest)! There’s a reason I do these things to manifest what I want, and if they work for me, they can work for you too. So give it a shot! Start small and let me know how you make out with the steps for manifesting that I give in this episode.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • My theories on why these steps really work

  • Powerful examples of people and things that I’ve manifesting into my own life!

  • You can open yourself up to more possibilities when not being specific about the “how”...

  • A way that you can test your level of believability that something will happen

  • Why you need a certain level of detachment, and the ability to let go of something, in order to manifest it

  • The role gratitude plays in all of this!

 

Aug 23, 2017
Episode 110: The Akashic Records 101
52:02

Today I have a fascinating episode for you, as Felicia Giouzelis is joining us to talk all about the Akashic Records. You might have heard the term before, but are wondering what the heck it is and how it can benefit you. I’ve been hearing about the Akashic Records for a long time myself and wanted to learn more, which is why I am currently taken a course offered by Felicia and wanted to have her on the podcast as well to share her knowledge. I ask that you listen to this conversation with an open mind; be open to it and one small step can really change your life!

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • What the Akashic Records are and why they were created
  • How a powerful experience transformed Felicia from skeptic to believer
  • The role our belief system plays in all of this
  • How she uses the records to determine her daily business activities and which opportunities to pursue
  • The process and exercises to do to access this information
  • How you can use them to make more money!
Aug 21, 2017
Episode 109: Unleashing Abundance with Christian Mickelsen
53:38

Today I’m talking with my friend Christian Mickelsen, who is a #1 best-selling author, self-made multi-millionaire, business coach and healer. You’ll hear how Christian started from nothing and worked his way up to stardom in the coaching and personal growth world sharing the stage with Tony Robbins, Eben Pagan, Reid Tracy, Dan Millman, and many others. I can’t say enough about his latest book, Abundance Unleashed, in which he gives readers the applicable theories in which they too can achieve success. You’ll also find out how to get a free copy of the book, as Christian’s special gift to listeners. He’s on a mission to heal the world, and this episode is packed with fascinating insights!

 In this episode you’ll learn:

  • How Christian credits where he’s at in life to this one realization…
  • Why his new book was much harder to write than his first three
  • The reason we need to own that we’re all rich (right now)!
  • How he views time, and why productivity is actually about slowing down and not speeding up
  • Why Christian considers being able to surrender as “the ultimate life skill”
  • What his Peace Process is all about and how it helped me in a particular situation

 

 

Aug 14, 2017
Episode 108: How to Teach
01:05:31

Today I’m sharing with you my recent appearance on my good friend Anne Samoilov’s Fearless Launching Podcast. This episode is all about being an effective teacher and coach; so if you offer online products, run a team or just want to be a better role model for your family, there are lots of tips and strategies here for you!

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Being a great teacher starts before people take out their credit cards
  • How I became aware that what I’ve always been doing is actually teaching
  • What being coachable really means to me (and when you shouldn’t be coachable)
  • Why your intuition is such an important skill and muscle to develop
  • Why I’m such a fan of charging premium prices for all that you do
  • How the only way to teach and have others learn is through taking action and getting experience
  • As a coach, you never want to rob your students of a lesson!
  • Can you measure your success as a coach, and if so, how?
Aug 07, 2017
Episode 107: As The Twig Bends
11:39

As the twig bends, so grows the tree. In this special bonus episode, I share where this phrase came from and what it really means to me.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Why inspiration so often comes to us when our mind is “off”
  • What I try to practice each and every day
  • How we can be proactive in our choices, instead of being a victim to our own thinking
  • What thoughts will you choose today and where will they lead you?
Aug 02, 2017
Episode 106: How to Work With Your Spouse
41:47

Aloha! Today my wife Chelsea and I are coming to you again from Hawaii. In this episode we share our experiences working together in the business, and we reveal what we’ve learned over the past few years of doing so. If you currently work with your spouse, or are thinking about it, you’ll both want to hear this episode!

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Why I usually wouldn’t recommend working with a spouse – BUT why it’s been so amazing for me
  • Some of the bumps and challenges that we’ve faced working together
  • The #1 commitment that you have to make when working with your spouse
  • Why starting in customer service can be a good place for a spouse to start in the business
  • There’s a need to get clear on the roles you’ll play – are you a visionary or implementer?
  • “Good tension” really does exist!
  • The 51/49 concept and how it can make things easier for you and your spouse
  • It all comes down to communication. Here’s what you do instead of demanding something be done…
  • How to set clear boundaries and separate the office from your home life

 

Jul 31, 2017
Episode 105: Signs – Is The Universe Trying to Tell Your Something?
42:11

Aloha! You’re now listening to The Mind Your Business Podcast: Hawaii Edition. Today we’re talking about signs and how to take meaning from them. What if The Universe is conspiring to help you achieve everything that you want? Are you willing to listen and follow the signs?

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Amazing examples in my own life of signs from The Universe

  • Are signs always loud and obvious, or can they be subtle nods?

  • What happens when you start to listen to your intuition…

  • 5 ways you can be more open to receiving signs!
Jul 24, 2017
Episode 104: The Most Important Thing Every Entrepreneur Should Be Doing
31:06

Today I’m joined by my wife Chelsea, and we’re coming to you from the big island of Hawaii to share our 7 strategies for achieving better self-care. Why is this so important (especially for entrepreneurs)? Stay tuned!

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Where our true value lies – and it’s not in the hard work we’re putting in
  • Whether or not there is one best morning routine to implement
  • The one question you can ask yourself to help achieve balance in your life 

  • Are things getting stale? Change your environment and travel more!
  • Why don’t we as entrepreneurs celebrate our wins more often?
  • The role that your body plays in all this, and why you simply can’t ignore it

 

Jul 17, 2017
Episode 101: How to Not Give A F%*&
38:00

On today’s show I’m talking about why you need to stop caring so much, and how to start letting go by detaching from outcomes. I also give examples of how doing this has led to some of the greatest breakthroughs in my own life!

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • What really happens when we resist
  • Why setting goals can lead to problems - but eventually your breakthrough
  • What being the scientist in your business means
  • “How” you’re going to do it doesn’t really matter!
  • What’s the real purpose of a goal…
Jun 26, 2017
Episode 100: Finding Your Purpose with Mastin Kipp
46:51

Today’s a very special episode; not only is it our 100th episode of The Mind Your Business Podcast, but I have the honor of speaking with a fellow member of my mastermind group, Mastin Kipp. Mastin is an author, entrepreneur, inspirational speaker and founder of The Daily Love. In this episode, he shares his thoughts on purpose and reveals how you can live a life and business that aligns with it.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Why finding their purpose doesn’t come easy for all people

  • One of the most important questions you can ever ask yourself when trying to find your purpose

  • What happens when you blame others for the outcomes in your life

  • How fear is really just a response to uncertainty – which is needed to grow

  • Why we’re all looking for permission from others at a certain level

  • Whether successful or just getting started, everyone has blocks that hold them back!

  • Fear is not the devil – it’s really just a compass showing your where to go
Jun 19, 2017
Episode 099: Finding The Power of NOW with Sunny Lenarduzzi
58:07

I’m very excited for this episode, as I’m chatting with my friend Sunny Lenarduzzi about a very powerful book that we’re both reading at the moment – Eckhart Tolle’s, The Power of Now. We discuss the biggest lessons and takeaways we’ve gotten from it, and how we can use it as entrepreneurs in our daily lives. Ready to quiet your mind and find more peace and joy by living in the present? You’re going to get a lot out of this book and our conversation around it.

Jun 12, 2017
Episode 098: Your Relationship with Money with Stu McLaren
43:58

In this episode, I’m on the road in Toronto, Canada and speaking with my good friend Stu McLaren. Stu’s been in this industry for a long time, but he’s just getting started. You’ll hear how he’s launched and built his new business venture from zero to over $5 million in just 8 months! He’s adopted an extremely abundant mindset over the years and he shares how this has contributed to his amazing success. You’ll hear how it’s really just about getting clear on what’s important to you and aligning your life and business with those people and things. Do this and you’ll not only make more money, but you’ll make a much greater impact on the lives of others. 

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • The #1 thing that Stu has learned from the great mentors he’s had – and what it has to do with ego
  • How to stay relevant in the world today
  • Saying “No” to opportunities can be hard, but why you’ll need to do it…
  • How Stu decides which opportunities to pursue (and no, money is not the main indicator)!
  • The significant realization he made when it comes to his own relationship with money
  • The greatest gift we have as entrepreneurs, according to Stu
  • The “90/10” dream and how it’s made Stu a better businessman - while attracting high quality people into his life
  • Details about his upcoming podcast and live event!
Jun 05, 2017
Episode 097: How to Think Like Einstein with Laura Hames Franklin
46:10

On this episode, I’m speaking with my good friend Laura Hames Franklin. You’ll discover why I’ve always referred to Laura as my “secret weapon”, and today she reveals fascinating details on how we can all think like Albert Einstein. Keep an open mind because we’re talking about how you can improve your own mind body connection in order to access your full potential! 

In this episode you’ll learn:  

  • There’s an Einstein in all of us!
  • What’s really blocking people from reaching their full potential
  • How “genius” to Laura is having harmony between the left and right brain
  • She demonstrates a simple two-minute exercise you can do to strengthen the connection between your left and right brain
  • How your whole body is affecting your life and holds infinite possibilities

 

May 22, 2017
Episode 094: Protect Yo’self Before You Wreck Yo’self
53:23

Today I’m speaking with Annette Stepanian, a lawyer for entrepreneurs and creatives. The topics we’re talking about aren’t sexy or flashy, but they are absolutely essential for business owners to think about NOW, before something happens. This is about protecting you, and your business, and about how to be smart as you grow. Have no worries, Annette is breaking it all down on this episode of The Mind Your Business Podcast!

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • As business owners, we have a responsibility to proactive when it comes to legal issues
  • The first steps you should take (and some common mistakes made by entrepreneurs)
  • There are special considerations for online businesses versus brick and mortar ones
  • Your biggest asset is your content – protect it and don’t infringe on content belonging to others!
  • Which actions you can take if someone has stolen your intellectual property, and the mindset I have around this issue
  • Why a contract is a necessity, especially for entrepreneurs with service-based companies
  • Independent contractor or employee? Classifying wrong can be an expensive mistake…
  • The decision on becoming an LLC is a personal one that you don’t need to rush!
May 01, 2017
Episode 092: Listener Case Study - From Breakdown to Breakthrough
42:03

Today I’m joined by a listener of the podcast, and student of Business by Design, Kelli Wise. Kelli discusses her journey of how she got to where she is today in her business, and opens up about the tough times she’s had and how she was able to turn things around. She is a great example of how you don’t necessarily need to have a huge email list to have a successful launch, if you have the right mindset and take the right action steps.

 In this episode you’ll learn:

  • The confirmation Kelli received that she was indeed impacting the lives of her students
  • The critical step she took after creating her offer and testing it in the marketplace
  • How her program is helping creative entrepreneurs brand and market themselves to stand out
  • How Kelli took a breakdown from her first webinar and used the experience to pivot internally and propel herself forward
  • Why confidence and belief in yourself plays such a key role in how others will see you
  • Why Kelli refers to herself as the “Chief Executive Cheerleader” for her audience and what plans she has going forward in her business
Apr 21, 2017
Episode 091: Architecting The Perfect Day
17:52

Today I’m coming to you with a very special bonus episode, and sharing three things you can do to craft your perfect day. Not every day is going to go exactly to plan, but it all starts by setting the intention and getting clarity on what your perfect day looks like to you.

 In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Your definition of a perfect day can change over time
  • The morning I recorded this show didn’t start out as perfect, but I was able to recognize it and move on!
  • Perfect means whatever you want it to mean
  • Entrepreneurship is a like a wide-open canvas (and your day can be too)
  • What do I mean by “feel it first?”
  • Prioritization is a necessary skill that can be developed over time
  • Schedule time for fun (I’ve one our company’s core values)!

 

Apr 19, 2017
Episode 089: Defining Your Business & Life BY DESIGN
28:57

In this special bonus episode of The Mind Your Business Podcast, I’m showing you a better way for creating a vision for your life and business. My goal here is to prove that it is indeed possible to truly live your life and then make time for your business, and not the other way around.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Why working longer and harder is the fast track to burn out, not success
  • How “hustle” has become a safety blanket for entrepreneurs today
  • Why patience is absolutely crucial to have when creating a leveraged-based business versus one that trades time for money
  • Why you need to ask yourself what you love, what you’re good at and what will make you money!
  • You might be able to outsource many things, but you can’t outsource the CEO and no one can be the visionary in your business but YOU!
  • How looking at what you liked doing as a kid can lead you to your business by design today
  • The importance of both your internal and external strengths, and a tool you can use today for determining these things
  • Why you need to create values and rules in your business – and stick to them!

 

Apr 12, 2017
Episode 087: How to Actually Accomplish Your Goals
25:09

In this special bonus episode, James talks about how you can take your goal and actually turn it into a tangible result – like cash in the bank! He shares why it’s so important to not just set big goals, and how you can create the specific action steps to get there.

It’s necessary to blend things such as manifestation and spirituality with the action steps and the right plan. For James, the more he balances and integrates these things together, the better the results.

For a long time, his goal number seemed so far off and he just didn’t know how he was going to actually accomplish it. However, when you do know how to accomplish your goals the right way, you can literally create money on demand.

Being in the right environment is critical for achieving the results you’re after. To accommodate his growing team, James just moved his team to a bigger office, complete with a deck and view of the ocean. The importance of your environment can’t be underestimated!

After moving to New York in 2012 and almost burning out, James returned to Laguna Beach and he now has a much deeper appreciation for his hometown and where he chooses to live and operate his business.

It’s also key to find your “sweet spot.” For him, video creation has always been a fun and inspiring way to grow his business. You too should be infusing your creativity into your daily life, both personally and professionally.

Remember that a goal is not something that defines you or something you should identify your self-worth with. You are not measured by the levels at which you accomplish your goals, because you are the one that created the goal in the first place!

Steps to Accomplish Your Goals

Redefine the word, “Goal”

A goal is simply the indicator for the game that you are going to create, and it just identifies the level at which you need to show up. It allows you to determine what you need to do to play that game. For example, a 7-figure launch will require more stepping up than would a $10,000 launch.

For James it wouldn’t matter if he hit his goal, but what would really matter is if he stepped up and did what he said he was going to do for the launch.

Make three goals

For your next launch or promotion, set three goals: an audacious one that will stretch you (and literally cause others to think you were insane!), a safe goal or minimum you’d need in order to still be happy, and finally, a goal that lands somewhere in the middle of the other two.

Identify what it’ll take

Who do you need to be, and what is it going to take, in order for you to show up and align with your goals? Consider what it would look like if you were unstoppable!

You can still do you manifestations and set your intentions, but you absolutely must have a plan because no result is possible without inspired action.

Whatever platform or strategy you are using for your launch, you’re going to need a launch plan. There is no one “right way,” but the problem is most people choose parts of multiple plans and then they don’t execute fully on any of them.

Begin with the end in mind and work backwards. You should start with the last steps, as these are the ones that are the 5% of activities which generate 95% of the results.

Before taking action you will need indicators of performance, as every phase or step has mini-goals within the plan that correlate the main goal.

A lot of times we just need to be shown exactly what to do and then focus on the right things to put us back in the driver’s seat of goal setting. As the CEO or visionary of your business, you need to not just set big goals, but also to create a plan from that goal on how you’ll get there. Identify the right action items to get you the results and don’t forget that goal setting is just about setting up the game that you are about to play. Don’t be afraid to fail and as you play bigger games, you’ll learn some big lessons!

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Apr 05, 2017
Episode 080: Stop Surviving & Start Living with Dr. Mcayla
01:08:36

In this episode I’m joined by Dr. Mcayla, who is a licensed psychotherapist, Brain Training and MindSet Expert as well as an EMDR specialist. We’re talking all about our core beliefs – what they are and how to change them!

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • How Dr. Mcayla really began to understand what her true story was
  • What EMDR, or “Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing” is all about
  • Why isn’t the mind talked about more often, and in particular, the psyche?
  • How we’re constantly defining ourselves while we sleep…
  • Most of our actions, feelings and behaviors come from the subconscious mind, but not many of us know what we have there!
  • Ways that our ego will counteract our core beliefs
  • How I survived when I was younger…
  • Why the subconscious mind will push back memories that don’t make us look good!
  • Society doesn’t define our truths; what defines us is the kind of person we are

 

Feb 27, 2017
Episode 078: What It Takes To Launch
56:28

On today’s episode, James talks with Online Business Strategist Zach Spuckler about the major mindset shifts he has made over the last year that’s enabled him to grow his business exponentially. Zach also shares an effective alternative to doing a really big launch, which you won’t want to miss!

When Zach first joined James’ Inner Circle Mastermind a year ago, he worked by himself and had just hit the 6-figure mark in his business. He now has a team made up of multiple people, but notes that it was the inner work he did that allowed him to expand to this.

Zach admits that he used to be a workaholic, and that his health started to suffer because of this. He had to step back and ask himself why he originally wanted to start the business, which was to have freedom. Here are just a few of his major breakthroughs:

Hire a team

Hiring his first VA helped give Zach the systems, and space to grow. During his last launch, he realized that hiring was never an external issue, but he was so busy working that he didn’t know internally what he really wanted.

He says that it’s not difficult to find exactly what you want when looking for someone to help; be clear about what you want and need, and put it out to your online community!

James believes it’s important to ask yourself what it’s costing you to not hire someone. How could you fill that time and space by doing something else that focuses on the big vision of your company and drives revenue?

The internal struggle may get quieter at the level you’re at, but it will start back up again at the next level and will always be there in some form or another. When you think that you’re ready to hire somebody, Zach recommends you trust yourself to take the risk and to handle the fallout if it doesn’t work out, or find people to support you if this should happen.

James feels it’s important to know that a lot of people have an illusion that they have to get rid of the fear around hiring or investing in themselves before doing it, but this just isn’t the case.

Entrepreneurs are rewarded for taking the risks

Remember that other people will love doing the tasks that you assign them, and you don’t have to feel guilty for giving them work. Zach says it was important for him to understand that his team wouldn’t resent him for this and they respect him for giving them work and paying them for their time. As an entrepreneur, you can actually enjoy your life and business, while at the same time empowering your team to grow with you! James likes to remind others that part of the “work” is actually resting so that you can recharge yourself.

Charge more money

As Zach has “levelled up,” he charges more so that he can create intimacy with his higher-level clients. By charging more, he also attracts the right clients. If you don’t increase your prices, he says that the only thing you’re doing is de-valuing yourself in the process.

James adds that so often people base their pricing on what people will pay for the product or service, which can be a mistake as there will always be people that can, or can’t afford it at every level.

Zach realizes that as his business grows, everything he does has an opportunity cost and his time is limited. He is careful not to undercharge so that he can continue to serve others through his business.

Pricing really comes down to valuing yourself and it’s important to have a logical conversation with yourself and know the true value of what you can offer.

There’s an easier (and lighter) way to launch

Zach notes that so many people get paralyzed by the thought of launching. Webinars can take many months to perfect, and video series can be expensive and time consuming. You don’t have to get overwhelmed though; by doing a challenge (or a “week long event” as Zach likes to call it), you don’t even have to charge people money for them to have the opportunity to see what it’s like to work with you.

When doing a challenge, you just have to show up, give them simple step-by-step tasks and let them prove to themselves, and you, that transformation is possible.

Remember, people want to be sold to on the last day of the event, just because you’ve shown them what’s possible. Show your audience what you can do for them and let them decide if you’re a great fit or not!

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Feb 15, 2017
Episode 076: Breakthroughs with Surveys
34:04

Are you marketing yourself online and feel like your message is falling flat? Maybe people aren’t getting your offer and you’re looking for a way to connect with your audience? On today’s show, James looks at how using surveys (the right way!) can lead to more effective messaging and more sales. He shares the right questions to ask, how to ask them so you’ll get people to actually fill out your survey, the software he recommends and most importantly, how to properly interpret the answers you receive.

Your online niche is most likely always evolving, and surveys are a powerful way to stay in touch with your marketplace.

When it comes to strategies to use with your surveys, Ryan Levesque has an excellent book, Ask. In his book, he talks about the “one question” survey, which simply proposes the following question:

When it comes to _________, what is the number one biggest struggle or frustration you have right now?

Your job is to get really specific on the topic when you ask this question. The more specific the phrasing is, the more specific answers you will receive.

When you give your audience specific instructions for completing the survey question, ask them to be as detailed as possible and try to deter one-word answers such as “time” or “money.”

By having this question by itself on a page, it’ll have the full attention of the reader. There are follow-up questions that James notes can be used effectively as well. If you ask for the person’s name, email and phone number, but make this optional. The people who do give you this information will be your more qualified prospects!

 James’ six-question survey:

1. Have you ever tried _________? If no, why not?

Asking this will qualify the prospect, and the “why not” part gives you a list of the person’s objections.

2. What is the biggest obstacle or struggle that you are currently facing?

Here you are looking for the problem, or source of pain for him or her.

3. What are the negative consequences of this struggle?

By digging deeper, you will discover why it’s such a problem for them and what they are afraid will happen.

4. What is your ideal solution to this problem?

When this question is answered, they actually tell you what they’re looking for which is extremely valuable information for you to have!

5. What are the positive consequences and results of solving this problem?

This will tell you where they are heading, or what they are moving towards, in their own words.

6. If you had the chance to ask me one question, what would it be?

 Towards the end of this podcast episode, James actually gives the one question that people ask him most often, as well as his answer…

You can use either the one-question survey, the six-question one or a combination of the both. It’s important though to only send whatever you decide to use to your own list or community. Asking another group of people to complete your survey might not lead to answers from your ideal client.

There are multiple software platforms you can use to create your surveys, including Google Forms, which is free. However, James’ recommends looking at Survey Monkey or Survey Funnel, which have more features and functions, as well as the ability to ask just one question per page.

How do you interpret all of the survey results? First, read them all. It helps to print them out and read the question each time out loud, followed by the answer. Better yet, you can have someone else read them to you. The important thing is not to judge the responses, and to just be present with the words. Someone might not be able to fully communicate what he or she is trying to say with just words, but you can still feel the energy or emotion behind the response.

It is helpful to tally the answers to see what’s the most popular problem that others are facing. James created a big poster board and explains how he used it to analyze the problems and possible solutions. Interpreting this information could lead you to your next offer, course, podcast episode, blog or email to your list!

Ultimately it’s not about the quantity of completed surveys received, it’s all about the quality of your interpretation and how you are able to use the information in your business. 

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LINKS:

Getting Started With Surveys – James’ Free PDF or text “survey” to 5202177548 

Ask. by Ryan Levesque

Survey Monkey

Survey Funnel

Feb 08, 2017
Episode 073: Rocking Live Events
36:31

Are you looking for inspiration to host your own live event, or do something different with the ones you are creating? In today’s special bonus episode, James talks with Sage Lavine, CEO of Conscious Women Entrepreneurs and host of the International Women on Purpose summits. Sage shares her expertise on how you can crush it from stage, regardless if you are an introvert or an extrovert!

For about the first 8 years, James’ entire business had been made up of online courses and digital training. In the last year he’s made an effort to make it more in-person with his community, and he and his team recently just hosted the largest live event that they have ever done.

Sage notes that bringing yourself to the people that you serve is nourishing, and the attendees are really looking for a sense of belonging. Leaders are also being called into their truth or message and they need support from other people that are up to big things in the world today.

Sage started her million-dollar business in her living room, with 12 other women sitting around on purple couches. She feels that it all comes down to desire, and if you want to be in front of your people she highly recommends doing it.

There’s feedback that you get from a live room that you’re not going to get online, and “connection is currency.” This feedback can include success stories from people that you have impacted.

In a room there is more judgement than there would online. This can be scary, but Sage explains how judgment doesn’t necessarily have to be a bad thing.

When hosting an event, having a partner to “have your back” is important.

In order to drop the barrier when you get onstage, you need to be credible and then just be human and connect with the people that you’re speaking to.

You don’t have to be an extrovert to be on stage, and “hot seat” sessions and lunches allow for others to interact and form relationships. Unlike a lot of times online, relationships formed in-person can be deep and last a lifetime.

You have to flip the fear you feel when speaking and make it your friend. Sage says that when you feel the fear physically, such as in your throat or chest, it’s actually a reminder for you to connect with those that you are serving.

The fear that no one will show up to your live event is a common one, but live is a much different game than online. On a few occasions Sage had just one person show up for her speaking engagements, and in both cases she was hired by the person. 

When you’re live, you don’t need many people to show up. Remember that leading events brings you credibility!

Her favorite ways to fill a room include plugging into groups that are already meeting or contacting places like day spas that can help get the word out to people you want to reach.

You don’t need to put together a full day of content when just getting started, and Sage recommends hosting two-hour events to start.

She believes that the world is hungry for more introverted leaders, like James, because they tend to be more connected to themselves and a deeper truth. Whether you’re introverted or extroverted, your people will find you.

In her years of extensive study and training others, Sage has noticed three different types of leadership style: the facilitator, the stage/spotlight and a hybrid of both.

Once you know your type, you’ll be more easily able to market your workshops accordingly and the right people will come.

A live event can transform lives, and that also includes your own. Your clients are waiting for you and not just someone like you. Get out there and keep rocking it!

Submit Your Question!

LINKS:

Sage’s Workshop Leadership Quiz

Sage’s Website

 

 

 

Jan 25, 2017
Episode 056: How to Be Extraordinary
29:48

In this solo episode, James reviews “The Code of the Extraordinary Mind” by Vishen Lakhiani and discusses some major concepts from the book, which can allow you to live the best life possible.

In his book, Lakhiani reveals how he built Mindvalley, but got to a breaking point and almost had to close the doors. After making a major shift, which he refers to as “Bending Reality”, the company grew revenue over 400% in just 8 months and started attracting their dream clients along with an amazing team.

He did this by bringing the powerful presence of gratitude and happiness into the present moment, and in the book he says:

“Be happy now. Your thoughts and beliefs do create your reality, but only when your present state is joyful.”

The second step was creating an excited anticipation for the future. James notes that as entrepreneurs, we already have goals, but often run into frustration, become impatient and burn out. He says there is a huge difference between going through the motions of gratitude and having an experience of truly feeling it.

“Gratitude is the vibration of receiving, and if you’re grateful for what you already have, it only invites more to come your way”

Lakhiani refers to Dan Sullivan’s theory of appreciating the “reverse gap.” We often beat ourselves up when we’re not where we want to be in life, but we can take a moment to reflect and look back at how far we’ve come. To do this, make a list of the results that you’ve created in your personal and work life. This can be one of the best things you can do to move forward when feeling overwhelmed.

Every day, as part of your routine, Lakhiani says to identify three to five things that you’re grateful for. You can start with the small things that make you happy and you smile about.

“We shouldn’t do things so we can be happy, we should be happy so we can do things”

To shed our past, one of the most powerful things we can do is to practice the act of forgiveness. First, make a list of people that you don’t feel 100% complete with in your life. Then, follow the next steps:

1) Set the scene

Close your eyes, get present and imaging the person standing before you. Then recreate the scene that has triggered your emotions.

2) Step into the anger and pain

Relive the situation while bringing up the emotions as much as you can.

3) Forgive and love

Take a moment to actually step into the other person’s shoes and imagine what life might be life for them. Then, intentionally forgive them and imagine them doing the same for you.

James adds that carrying around frustrations of the past will affect your productivity, intuition and creativity, and these steps will act as “detox” for your soul.

“Take a moment to forgive and move on; the past is done and this is about now”

The book also asks readers three important questions to consider:

1) If time and money were no object and I did not have to seek anyone’s permission, what kind of experiences would my soul crave?

2) In order to have these experiences, how do I have to grow? What sort of man or woman do I need to evolve into?

3) If I have the experience that I have listed above and I’ve grown in these remarkable ways, then how can I give back to the world?

Make sure that you don’t have an attachment to your big goals, and remember that the future doesn’t define you if things don’t happen to go your way.

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LINKS:

“The Code of the Extraordinary Mind” by Vishen Lakhiani

Why Happiness is the New Productivity (Video)

Mindvalley

“The Great Pain Deception” by Steve Ozanich

“Waking Up” by Sam Harris

Forty Years of Zen

Dan Sullivan’s Website

 

Sep 26, 2016
Episode 050: Three Mindset Hacks for Success with Rick Mulready
35:20

In this episode, James is joined by a special guest, Rick Mulready, to discuss how to overcome the mindset hurdles that all entrepreneurs face.

Rick shares that he himself, despite the success he has achieved, is still working on figuring out entrepreneurship. He says that mindset is the foundation, and it drives success in both business and life.

He used to have a scarcity and fear-based mindset of not know how to do what he wanted to do with his own business. Rick also wasn’t even sure if he could do what he wanted to do, and he says he “floundered” for 14 months. At one point, he even thought he might have to go back to the corporate world.

His mindset is now a lot different than it use to be, and he’s proved that he can help others in their businesses while also supporting his own family.

Along the journey, you’re always going to have setbacks and you’re going to hit plateaus. Your mindset will help you think in different ways and allow you to know you can get through the hard times.

James adds that you may need to rebuild your mindset to get to the next level you’re aiming for.

Rick’s three mindset hacks:

1) Success is actually in the process of getting to the end goal

Rick believes what’s important is what you learn along the way, although he admits that he use to get caught up in the end goal and would get upset if he didn’t hit it.

Focusing on the process, instead of the end goal, allows for more fun along the way and also helps you to realize that you’re choosing the things you want to do.

We hear that it’s the struggle that makes it all worthwhile when we reach our goal, but it really comes down to being grateful for achieving success with ease.

James says to look for the path of least resistance, or the one that offers ease and flow. Abraham-Hicks’ definition of success is how much just you can have in a day, and if you want to increase your revenue, you should work less and play more.

2) Watch your “but”

When we think of an idea, there’s often a “but” that comes up. Rick shares that the first idea you had before this is the real winner, and when you permit your doubts to become the story and gain momentum is when you get into trouble.

James notes that people will look to justify why they shouldn’t do something, but a lot of the things we’re creating nee to be crazy, not logical. He recommends replacing “but” with “and.” When you’re using “but,” you’re literally cancelling out the thing that you want.

3) Just do it and stop the worrying

The only control we have is over what we can do now, in this moment. You can’t worry about a future that hasn’t happened yet. James says that during launches is a common time for entrepreneurs to worry as they often attach their own identity to the results.

Remember, the goal set is only used to determine the process that you are going to use. Determine how you can change the meaning, or the goal, so you’re not worrying, because when you’re worrying, you can’t be empowered to take the proper actions.

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LINKS:  

www.RickMulready.com

“Conversations with God” by Neale Donald Walsch

 

 

 

Aug 29, 2016
Episode 047: Inspired Launching with Kimra Luna
53:11

In today’s episode, Kimra Luna discusses her habits and mindset for success, while talking about how she uses inspiration and intuition to drive her business.

She says she didn’t realize how fast her business was going to grow, and originally thought it would take a few years to make 6-figures. Kimra shares that her first website was far from perfect, and she did it herself for about $100.

Perfectionism is the biggest mistake that she sees entrepreneurs making today. They often think everything has to be just right before releasing a course or product. Kimra created her first course in a weekend.

She was hesitant at first when starting her business, partly because of the way she looks.

“I’m the chick with piercings in the middle of her face and tattoos all over her. That wasn’t what I was seeing (in the industry).”

To let go of this, she just went back to why she was in business, which was to help people. She adds that not thinking about the money aspect made it easy for her to do what she does.

“I think sometimes you just need to take that little jump and get in front of people. They will respond based on what you give.”

The people who spend the money on their own personal development are the ones who get the best results.

Kimra created her signature program after being in business for only three months. The price was $1,200 when she first launched it, and it is now more than double that amount to purchase it.

Developing her own mindset, specifically when it comes to not complaining and changing her own thoughts, has been key. Learning to be grateful has helped her heal her life as well.

“Learn to appreciate the things around you; even if it’s just the breath you have.”

Kimra and her husband were on welfare for a number of years, but were able to manifest things such as a job for him, and a vehicle, by doing this practice daily for months.

She had been running Facebook groups for mothers when she decided to start a blog, which focused on things she was passionate about such as health and wellness. Kimra’s YouTube channel grew to 25,000 subscribers, and she developed a following on Pinterest.

Seeing her success on Pinterest, a mentor asked Kimra to teach his audience how to use it, which lead to webinars and he getting paid for one-on-one consulting. Doing this, she started to notice issues with her clients’ entire brands.

“I ended up becoming about branding. People paid me for the knowledge I had in my head.”

Kimra feels that people need to reach out to others more often. Her first launch generated $65,000 in revenue, and after that she reached out to James to thank him for how much his content had helped her.

“We forget to reach out and connect to the people that are inspiring us”

She believes that sometimes things happen that are supposed to in order for us to move forward in our journey.

James adds that amazing things can happen when the feedback loop is completed.

Kimra appeared on 60 podcasts in her first year of business, but was also declined often by hosts.

“You can’t get a yes if you never ask”

She only does something if it is going to feel good, and a lot of times we have to know what we don’t want to discover what we do want. When she first started, Kimra did webinars almost every week because she liked doing them and wanted to master the craft.

Kimra uses crystals as a way to help her stay grounded and connected with the Earth, and she’s also a reiki master. Over the years, she’s developed an awareness in things that she wishes she could infuse in other people.

She believes people should explore things like manifesting, crystals and energy as a way to make them happier, not just from a monetary standpoint.

“I utilize The Law of Attraction, spirituality and my intuition to guide me every day”

Submit Your Question!

LINKS:

http://FreedomHackers.com

www.KimraLuna.com

Episode 036: Gain Clarity by Asking the Right Questions

“The Power of Your Subconscious Mind” by Dr. Joseph Murphy

“You Can Heal Your Life” by Louise L. Hay

Aug 15, 2016
Episode 022: How Walking Can Change Your Life with Derek Halpern
27:42

Derek Halpern is the founder of SocialTriggers.com, a thriving business that sells software, online courses and digital training. In this episode, he talks with James and Phoebe about the seemingly unremarkable daily habits that help people become extraordinary in business. More specifically, how walking can change your life!

 

 

May 12, 2016
Episode 020: Know Thyself, Know Thy Business
56:46

Knowing yourself will allow you to understand more how you can show up and operate as an entrepreneur. In this episode, James explains what the Myers Briggs Personality Test is all about, while allowing the listener to answer the question “what type am I?”

Personality types aren’t meant to limit you. You can learn much about yourself, and along the way, discover a lot about the people around you.

At a business function in 2008, someone “read” James, based on his personality type, which fascinated him.

“What it did for me was open a door to discover this on my own”

He says he was an introvert growing up, referring to himself as shy and not knowing how to relate to others.

“I lived the first 25 years of my life thinking there was something drastically wrong with me because everywhere I looked, I found evidence that people were the exact opposite”

James discovered his Myers Briggs Personality Type is “INTJ”, which is one of the rarest of the 16 personality types in the framework. Myers Briggs allowed him to look at what he had as strengths, as opposed to weaknesses.

“I accepted who I was and really fell in love with that”

He created a journal that he kept for about 18 months, tracking and analyzing the personality types of people that he knew. He discovered a lot of similarities between them in terms of behaviors, mannerisms and even physical attributes. This has resulted in him being able to read people with great accuracy.

“It has allowed me to be more effective in communication. The moment you work with one more person in your life, communication becomes the number one most important thing”

He believes that the one breakdown we have in communication is not being able to understand where the other person is coming from and what’s going on with them.

Knowing people’s personality types can help in terms of hiring for new positions, as well as determining who the ideal client is for your business. The Myers Briggs system can even point you in the right direction for finding your purpose, or reaffirming the path that you are on.

“I believe that everyone has a purpose, and your purpose needsto be aligned with the things that come natural to you”

It’s important to note that no personality type is right or wrong, or better or worse, than another.

Myers Briggs is based on asking yourself a number of questions:

1. Are you an Extrovert (E) or Introvert(I)?

This question examines where you get your energy. If it’s from internal sources, such as thoughts, ideas and imagination, those are introvert qualities. Extroverts tend to get their energy from being around people.

Extroverts outnumber introverts about three to one, and it’s common for introverts to live their life feeling pressured to feel they need more friends and have to go out more often in groups.

Introverts often think first and speak second, enjoy peace and quiet and are great listeners. They love small gatherings and they believe that “talk is cheap.”

Extroverts talk first and think later, often have more friends and value that as something that’s important to them. They are not as affected by external stimuli and find listening more difficult than talking. Often, they require more affirmation from others.

2. Are you a Sensor (S) orIntuitive (N)?

This question revolves around how we see the world and take in information, which can be challenging to describe but can have the biggest impact on who we are and how we communicate.

About 60 to 70% of the population are sensors. Sensors prefer specific answers to specific questions, and are very detail oriented. They prefer jobs and tasks that yield a tangible result.

Sensors want to master things, and identify with being “the best” at something. These types of people would rather work with facts and figures than ideas and theories. They are very literally and tend to be more athletic than Intuitives.

Intuitives can be seen as being absent-minded and can get frustrated with details. They are future-oriented, looking at the“big picture.” They are able to draw a connection between people,things or ideas, and often are the type that will question authority.

 3. Are you a Thinker (T) or Feeler(F)?

This question looks at how we make decisions, whether in a logical way or from the heart.

Thinkers are calm and collected, looking for what is fair and truthful rather than what will make people happy. To be a good manager of people, you most likely need to be a Thinker to make the tough decisions that are necessary. They are mathematical, scientific and left-brained in general.

Feelers take other peoples’ feelings in to account, and are more empathetic.

4. Are you a Perceiver (P) or a Judger(J)?

This question looks at how you structure your day and life.

Perceivers are creative and spontaneous,as well as good at starting projects. However, they can be easily distracted and are not big planners. They can be slightly disheveled in their appearance (males with longer hair and females wearing clothes that flow).

Perceivers experience time in abundance, which is why they’re always late.

Judgers are very linear with their time, and structured in that they are probably the type that has to have “to-do” lists. As well, they are tasks finishers, taking a project from start to finish. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 03, 2016
Episode 019: Know Your Numbers (An Intro to Numerology) with Kari Samuels
53:06

In this episode, Kari Samuels links Numerology to personal and business success. What is it, and how can we use it in our businesses?

Kari explains how using numbers can help make decisions, discover optimal times when events should be happening or not happening, as well as revealing much about you as an individual.

She says everything boils down to numbers. A place on a map, numbers assigned at birth, date of birth, and your name are all calculated by numbers.

“Basically our whole life is a number.”

She says that people are divinely designed to come to life to incarnate during a certain day, period with a certain name because that’s the vibration that carries the spiritual lessons for that person.

When linking Numerology to business, Kari says knowing this information will help you become more successful and more aware of what is going on around you. As an example, Kari talks about the moon and how certain times of the moons cycle is better to make new business decisions in. As well, another part of the cycle is for making revisions.

“This is a science, a science that has been used for thousands and thousands of years; there is a reason it hasn’t gone away.”

Kari touches on energy, and how energy guides us and how people can feel energy from each other. She makes her business decisions with a positive energy, so she can really reach out and touch her clients.

“I truly feel people respond to energy more than information.”

She tells others to not look at their lives as a series of goals but rather to look at life as look at as energy.

“To me everything is energy, and that’s how I look at it.”

She concludes with reminding listeners that you’re cultivating the energy of your future, with every action you’re doing now.

Submit Your Question! 

INTERVIEW LINKS:

Kari's Website

Facebook Page

Apr 26, 2016
Episode 018: The Art of Feng Shui in Business with Karen Carter
34:12

Karen Carter is a professional Feng Shui consultant and healthy lifestyle designer, educator and best-selling author of "Move Your Stuff, Change Your Life" and "Make a Shift, Change Your Life." She coaches, trains and empowers people to use a variety of techniques to improve and enrich all areas of their lives. In this episode, we find out if moving things on your desk, in your home and in your office can really change your life! 

Karen shares that Feng Shui is a method of mindfully arranging your space so that it supports you.

She says that she was originally a skeptic, but needed to learn Feng Shui to get a project as a landscape architect.

Quantum physics plays a part in it, as everything is energy. Karen adds that Feng Shui deals with all the things you might never think of that could be detrimental to you, as well as minor things.

“Little, tiny and subtle things can make a big difference”

She started applying Feng Shui to her house, and soon after a major publisher contacted her to write a book that she hadn’t even pitched.

She feels that you should start by looking at changes that can be made in your home, as you spend a lot of time there. Karen focuses on her bed, as it’s a health generating area of the home.

With Feng Shui, it’s about setting your intention, your goals and what you want to do.

“I’m not really that interested in fixing a house as much as I am changing the outcome of somebody’s life”

If you have a business, you need to look at the biggest challenges you are facing, and get very specific with tracking. For example, it could be revenue generation, before and after Feng Shui is implemented.

A few suggestions she has for business owners is to make the front door inviting, easy to see and ensure it opens freely. A fresh and clean welcome mat will provide “inviting energy.”

Karen says that her rule is that whatever is closest to you will have the most impact, and she advises that you clear out the things that don’t support you anymore.

“If you are to truly propel yourself forward, cut the ties of the past that doesn’t serve you”

She believes that a lot of interior designers resist learning about Feng Shui as they feel it will be limiting to them.

Displaying your credentials (certificates, diplomas, etc.), getting a permanent work space as well as putting a plant in the prosperity area of your desk are just some suggestions she has.

Karen shares that you can always learn more to master Feng Shui.

“You have to know the basic rules, then apply”

When launching a product, trust in the universe and have something to anchor you against the anxiety, stress and energy (see Karen’s YouTube video in “INTERVIEW LINKS”).

She believes in “planning the party”, or celebrating something that hasn’t happened yet.

Karen concludes by reminding people to be mindful of where you want to go, and who you are. 

“Look around; see what you’re surrounding yourself with”

Submit Your Question!

INTERVIEW LINKS:

Karen’s Website

Karen’s YouTube Videos

"Move Your Stuff with Karen" Membership Program

"Move Your Stuff, Change Your Life" book  

"Make A Shift, Change Your Life" book

 

 

 

Apr 19, 2016
Episode 017: The Margin for Magic with Kate Northrup
39:43

Kate Northrup is the best selling author of “Money, a Love Story: Untangle Your Financial Woes and Create the Life You Really Want.” She’s grown a team of 3,000 wellness entrepreneurs in the network marketing industry and her work has been featured on The Today Show, Yahoo Finance, Huffington Post and in many other amazing publications. She is committed to empowering as many people as possible to have the ultimate luxury in life. In this episode, she shares all about creating that “margin for magic” in your business!

 

 

Apr 12, 2016
Episode 001: Why I Started This Podcast
33:20

Today we're talking all about what the heck is this podcast, why I started it and how you can get the most out of these episodes!

Jan 12, 2016