Words 2 Success

By Juan Grey

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A show designed for young game changers revealing cutting-edge secrets from successful entrepreneurs, artists, producers, authors and badass individuals living epic and purposeful lives.

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#8 Stephen Voyce: Award Winning Producer, Singer, Actor & Director on How to Transform from Pain to Greatness
Stephen Voyce is an upcoming force in the music scene. His style blends elements of Pop, Hip-Hop, and R&B to create his infectious sound. Voyce lives for his passion of creating music. With a large, rapidly growing fan base, multiple awards and nominations, and music that is topping charts, there is no doubt that Voyce will continue to grow in popularity. His most recent release that fans are raving about is his catchy tune, “Summer Lust.” There are five things you need to know about Stephen: He’s a vegetarian, unnaturally terrified of spiders, obsessed with Batman, Michael Jackson is his idol, but most importantly, he believes that everyone deserves to live out their dreams. In many ways, that almost naive ideology is the cornerstone of his charm. It is what makes him so… hopeful. But this wasn’t always the case for this Canadian/Nigerian singer, songwriter, producer and recently actor/filmmaker. When his career was in its infancy, his music served as a coping mechanism, a means for him to overcome loss, the loss of the most important woman in his life, his mum. She had instilled, in him, a sense of unending curiosity and in her passing, he saw that flame extinguish. As his journey progressed, he saw how his music touched hearts, and that rekindled that spark, one that ignited in him the decision to no longer let circumstance define his life, to choose to be the author of his own story. In his words: “Whatever you project into the universe, the universe projects back at you. So you might as well be a guiding light and watch the universe come back and guide you.”   Our favourite conversations & takeaways from the W2S episode with Stephen Voyce:   [2:56] - I think every kid of our generation was probably born from Michael Jackson...   [3:09] - Honestly music really became something that was so important in my life...To release the feeling and emotions... More than just a talent for me, it's a way of life in a way,  really showing other people that anything that you go you can survive.   [3:44] - I always knew music was part of me because I was born with a voice... Honestly didn't think music as a career until after my mum passed... Something I had to do... To safe myself... Something that I want to share with the world...   [6:59] - Never sing anything based on emotions...   [7:56] - Allow you to make the decision as whether not even need a record deal in today's world...There are a lot of options in the social media...   [8:32] - How do you learn about marketing, business?...  And what do you thing you got a do to get you to the next level?... It is the day that Instagram release the video feature...   [10:33] - What is that drive that you have... that need to have that connection with your fan is so important to you?... When I was down... I only survived it because I put myself out there... And people reached out to me... They made me feel like I could be stronger... Now I want to look back and elevate everyone else... I want you to live up to your own potential...   [11:59] - Someone in general that is driving to do what they want to be doing , they have many people they don't believe in it... Do you have any story that may they can connect to?..   [12:49] - Life will throw hurdles at you... see the lessons in it and learn from those lessons and try to pass something positive...   [13:22] - Everything you do, everything you say affects the World and everyone in it...   [13:29] - I am curious, do you have any habit or stuff you do daily?...Help you stayed grounded, stayed mindful.. Focus... Always hungry... Any specific things that you do like in the morning, at night or just part of your routine?... Feed my mind, body and whatever you call your soul... Keep your mind active... Always learn something new... Your body... Workout... Eat well... Connect with your emotions... Your soul loves connecting with your emotions... I LOVE YOU...
Feb 10, 2019
#7 Dimitris Skiadas: Ecommerce Strategist on How You Can Change Your Life Anytime
Dimitris Skiada is an ecommerce strategist who has completely transformed his life. He has been consulting e-com businesses since 2010. He has consulted more than 45+ Shopify store owners. He has worked with the biggest brands in Greece and with big marketers like Donald Wilson, Travis Petelle, Matt Schmitt, Will Velasquez, Thomas Bartke, John Hutchison, etc. He travels the world to public speak about ecommerce, google analytics, conversion rate optimization and mindset.   Our favourite conversations & takeaways from the W2S episode with Dimitris Skiadas:   [4:00] - How the transition… from your job… You becoming an entrepreneur… What did you mind switch as well?…   [7:39] - Go to school, go to college, work for 45 years and when you are 65 you can enjoy life and I was like: REALLY? Is this what life is all about?... I want to do something for myself...   [9:16] - I said I quit my job, I quit my job... The most difficult part when you quit your job is to make things happen for yourself...   [9:57] - Greece what hit by capital controls... I couldn't take money out of the bank... I lost all my income... I lost all my clients...   [10:59] - It's not so much about WHAT you know... It is more about WHO you know...   [14:04] - We have only one life to live... If you are stuck with a 9 to 5 job... You can really, really change your life, but you have two crucial elements...   [18:02] - I have this unlimited belief in myself that I can make things happen. Whenever I felt down this is what I did... If he can do it, I can do it too...   [20:16] - What would you say is the second level from there something you learn... to see your future before is actually there?... Visualizing your perfect client as actually living it...   [22:09] - I started empowering myself... Looking myself in the mirror... Said: I am worthy, I deserve this... It took me long time at the beginning... This stuff works.. Making dreams into reality...   [ 23:08] - What something you tell to a younger version of yourself today?... Life is really really small... Believe more in yourself and take action...   [25:13] - I have lived the last 3 years of my life, I have lived more than the last 32 years of my life... takes the courage to go all lean and go believe in yourself...   [25:39] - What's the stuff that keeps you going and fired up at this point?... For me: My little girl... Freedom... 5 million business... Play with my kid, enjoy my family, my parents... I will go for the second option...   [27:50] - What's the meaning of success for Dimitris Skiadas?...   [29:42] - What would be your "Words 2 Success"?   ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT DIMITRIS SKIADAS: Website: Dimitris Skiadas Conversion Masters Social Media: Facebook Youtube Instagram Linkedin
Feb 05, 2019
#6 Bob Van Buul: Business Mentor on Peak Performance for Young Entrepreneurs
Bob Van Buul is a business mentor and multiple business owner who helps entrepreneurs bring their ventures to the next level. He has been an entrepreneur from an early age starting multiple different companies and learning valuable lessons from each one. He has the mission to help as many people as possible live their best lives and loves to inspire the youth to make a real difference in the world and not only chase money for the sake of money.  Bob is also very knowledgable within the area of biohacking, systemizing and productivity.   Our favourite conversations & takeaways from the W2S episode with Bob Van Buul:   [4:55] - What's keeping you exciting and fired up daily?...   [5:43] - Things wrong right now in the road and one of the things is education system...   [6:40] - Whenever, you know you become more successful, you get older, I want you to return the favour..   [9:51] - Why do you want to do what you do?... What really drives you... All the big entrepreneurs, all the big companies always start by knowing WHY...   [10:52] - Reverse engineer your process where do you want to get to?... Start with the end goal... The goal can be having a business... How do we set up the business that is sustainable in the long run?...   [12:02] Do you create a lot of systems?... How important is that?...   [14:33] - I think keeping track on what you do is very important! ...   [14:39] - You have a super interesting ways of approaching peak performance... Your environment... Your biology... Your... If you don't sleep well, you are not going to perform well...   [20:14] - Do a bit of research and just follow the people who inspire you and who don't talk shit.   [21:57] - A big thing for me has been meditation... A lot of things are about anxiety... Headspace... So scare about the what IF's... Your breath can never be in the future or in the past...   [24:31] - My true friends sad, Bob we don't understand what you are doing. We don't understand why are you doing this, but you know, we support you, we love you... You find out who your true friends are.   [26:05] - I am pretty big on the brain... The brain always fascinate me a lot...   [28:16] - I am a connector 100%, I just know a lot of people... How to get clients... Connecting is the main thing I do.   [32:02] - Understanding the brain will really help your business... Brain goes to three phases every day... Peak, Trough, and Recovery...   [34:49] - Any particular habit that has help you to get where you are right now... Meditation, Reading, Podcast... Keep educating yourself...   [38:04] - Find an accountability partner... If you don't make, if you don't do this... There has to be consequences...   [40:10] - What would you say success is to you man?...   [47:56] - ... Little things daily that can make a difference to other people's lives. What's something that you can tell them?...   [51:17] - What would be your "Words 2 Success?     SOME TOP RECOMMENDED BOOKS READ BY BOB VAN BUUL:   The Tipping point - Author: Malcolm Gladwell Tools of Titans - Author: Tim Ferriss Tribe of Mentors: Short Life Advice from the Best in the World - Author: Tim Ferriss The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life - Author: Mark Manson DotCom Secrets: The Underground Playbook for Growing Your Company - Author: Russell Brunson   ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT BOB VAN BUUL: Website: Bob van Buul Social Media: Facebook Youtube Instagram Twitter Linkedin
Feb 04, 2019
#5 J. J. Soria: Hollywood Actor on Making Every Day Count
Joseph Julian (J.J.) Soria is a renown actor who possesses the talent, energy and experience to bring memorable characters to life on and off the screen. Most recently, he stars in 50 Cent's new tv show "The Oath" which is produced by Sony. Previous credits include projects such as Dexter, Line of Duty, The Purge: Election Day, Sons of Anarchy, Crank, and many many more.   OUR FAVORITE CONVERSATIONS & TAKEAWAYS FROM THE W2S EPISODE WITH J.J. Soria:   [8:44] - I think it’s really the mindset, that self-belief it’s what really got me to where I am now...   [9:04] - I started from the bottom… When doors won’t open for me, I will find another way, you know, whether be crashing auditions, be crashing an agency office… There is only your way.   [14:50] - What would you say are the most exciting projects?   [18:35] - Our job is to be committed and perform…   [21:36] - If you’ve been experienced in this industry (Acting) you should understand this is such a collaborated art... Just like sports... It takes a team...   [22:41] - Keep up the moral & the spirit and that’s what I love to do. I am a leader… I don’t need any award, I do need anybody to let me know how good actor I am…   [24:10] - To be very fortune enough to getting to play for a living…   [24:59] - What is the stuff that you do to get you in that peak state and keep you there?… What would you say you do to keep yourself may be physically, mentally, emotionally like at the best as possible?… Focusing on my breath…   [29:22] - Listen there is not right or wrong way, there is only your way   [32:43] - Don’t seek happiness, happiness comes and goes, seek peace of mind…   [34:57] - Are you making your decisions based on what society has told you?… or is it what you truly believe?.   [35:36] - What would be your Words 2 Success?   ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT J.J. SORIA:   Website: IMDb Social Media: Instagram Facebook Youtube
Jan 31, 2019
#4 Bryce Alderson: Former Professional Soccer Player on Re-Creating Yourself
Bryce Alderson is a former professional soccer player. He won 2 times the U-17 Canadian soccer player of the year. He played professionally in Canada, Germany, and the USA. He retired from soccer after an ankle injury in which he tore 3 ligaments.  At the age of 22, he transitioned from being a professional athlete to a professional entrepreneur. He purchased and managed a restaurant while beginning to build a nutrition/supplement company.  After 18 months he sold the restaurant and transitioned all of his focus and time into scaling his e-commerce nutrition business to over 6 figures a month, utilizing Shopify and Amazon FBA.   OUR FAVORITE CONVERSATIONS & TAKEAWAYS FROM THE W2S EPISODE WITH BRYCE ALDERSON:   [7:33] - Your ankle is destroyed… I have no motivation to continue with soccer… 18 months recovering phase…   [8:46] - Being a pro-athlete then having to like deal with customers… Amazing experience…   [9:32] - Looking for other things we can do… Other businesses that we can launch… I was fortunate because somebody who I’ve growth with and my business partner now Melisa (Melisa Vong), she was already in the space…   [11:10] - What are the things that you did as a young kid if you put yourself back in those shoes? To accomplish that because you getting there is a success by itself…   [13:22] - You don’t decide your future, nobody in the world gets decided the future, all you can do is you decide your habits and you decide your actions. And your habits and your actions will decide your future.   [15:38] - We’re always together and the day after I signed my contract when I walked into the lockers, nobody spoke to me…   [23:38] - At the end of the day, it comes down to fear. There is always people they will try to bring you UP if you are a good person everything like that, but there is always be people they are going to try to bring you DOWN, this is in anything, right in the entertainment industry…   [26:20] - Be patient and every day you need to come in, you need to perform every day… at the highest level you can…   [28:15] - If we move to entrepreneurship… what are the things you keep bringing to the table because of things you gained as an athlete?   [29:44] - Motivation is not real, it’s like a warmed bath… Discipline is the most important thing… You have to learn discipline from how you train to like what time you go to sleep… If you are not disciplined, you are going to get exposed.   [31:13] - We had an interesting conversation last time… What would you say was the main thing you enjoyed from our combo that is something that the listeners can get value from?… when you have a clear vision and you have a clear goal and you reverse engineer what needs to be done to get there…   [33:58] - One of the things that I extremely love from your story man, it is how did you recreate yourself… What piece of advice do you have for someone who wants to change or wants to change career path?…   [37:08] - What would be your “Words 2 Success”?   ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT BRYCE ALDERSON:   Social Media: Instagram Wikipedia Orphic Nutrition
Jan 28, 2019
#3 Melisa Vong: E-Commerce Expert on Winning as a Woman Entrepreneur
Melisa Vong is a serial entrepreneur, co-founder, mentor and investor in multiple 6-figure and 7-figure E-Commerce brands in the Beauty and Health space. She has played a critical role in successful brand launches, setting up and managing product development pipelines from concept to launch, ensuring flawless supply chain execution, and creating captivating marketing stories. Melisa's no-nonsense approach has been imperative in the development of her investment portfolio. Leading up to her success in E-Commerce, Melisa has left her mark as a public speaker and has been invited as a keynote speaker across many platforms including Wilfrid Laurier University, Ladies In Power, Grand River Collegiate Institute, Bee Social, Seneca, and many other established organizations across North America. While discovering the blueprint for launching successful e-commerce businesses, Melisa co-founded Quantum ROI Academy and Quantum ROI Capital to help others start and scale their own businesses and invest in emerging e-commerce brands. Melisa has inspired thousands of aspiring entrepreneurs and is on a mission to serve many more.   OUR FAVOURITE CONVERSATIONS & TAKEAWAYS FROM THE W2S EPISODE WITH MELISA VONG:   [3:13] - I started with internet marketing… I came across E-commerce   [5:18] - It wasn’t just like an overnight success, it was success over the years… timing, hard work and perseverance…   [5:51] - Sales is literally everywhere around us… network marketing   [10:09] - What was your first breakthrough?… Amazon FBA...   [11:46] - The best place to put your product is probably Amazon.. Starting with on a platform, getting that traction and building brand awareness…   [13:00] - What piece of advice can you give to some of these girls (inspiring entrepreneurs).. want to be in the e-commerce space, they are very passionated…   [13:48] - I think it will be great more women to step up into the leadership roles… we are told… we are not good enough…   [14:58] - Right now it’s probably the best time for young females to start a business… We need more women in this space… We have rewards for them… Organization that start to help females in leadership roles and business, and they actually offer 0% financing for business ventures   [16:30] - My word of advice is just do it.. If you are a woman in general that wants to kill it in entrepreneurship or e-commerce, you just got to put yourself out there and don’t take shit from anyone. Right? Anything the guys can do we can do just as well ending in heals.   [17:52] - It’s all comes on the focus… you got to outsource and be comfortable with it you got to optimize those processes and also you got to automate them… Anything you need to do more than once, you need to automate… Focus on outsourcing, optimization and automation…   [27:59] - What is success to you?   [31:55] - In 5 years from now I want to have a non-profit organization.. A facility or place where entrepreneurs or people can learn skills that entrepreneurs need on a day to day basis…   [34:02] - What would be your “Words 2 Success”?…   [35:19] - Never get failure get to your heart, but also never get success get to your head…   Some books that helped Melisa to achieve her meaning of success:   Think & Grow Rich - Author: Napoleon Hill   How to Win Friends and Influence People - Author: Dale Carnegie   4 hours work week - Author: Timothy Ferriss   ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT MELISA VONG:   Social Media: Twitter Facebook LinkedIn
Jan 25, 2019
#2 Brad Lambert: Hollywood Producer on The Power of Relationships
Brad Lambert is a Hollywood Film Producer, Talent Manager, Inspiring Entrepreneur and Speaker. He has worked with some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry such as Robert Downey Jr.; he spent time at Warner Brothers Studios. He has worked with many professional athletes, and he also is connected with some of the biggest social influencers in the world. Brad is honestly one of the most genuine people I know. He loves to inspire and connect where he does on a regular basis on his show "Producing Happiness." Great guy, great friend and a legend in the making We will talk about how to create real value, build lifelong relationships, and the power of authentic communication so you can make things happen no matter what are your odds.   Our favourite conversations & takeaways from the W2S episode with Brad Lambert:    3 min: 36 sec - Your mindset of steel... The way you connect with people is crazy...   4 min: 35 sec - What would you say is the thing that keeps you driven all the time?... I never get comfortable... In business if you get comfortable, you are death, you are going to disappear in the space...   6min: 39 sec - What something that has helped you to go over that fear daily?   8 min: 50 sec - The struggle will always be there... What was one of the hardest times for you to get to where you are right now?... Hollywood...   10 min: 31 sec - The are things you can control and there are things you cannot control...   11 min: 32 sec - In what you do, how can you, you know, improve yourself so that the competition almost becomes somewhere irrelevant?   16 min: 06 sec - You also have to have those mentors that have been around for a long time...   18 min: 22 sec - ... Relationships & Networking... What were some of the key points that student there you think they took away and added the most value to them?... If you can provide value in any situation, you are going to be successful...   21 min: 36 sec - Because most people make the mistake of asking for things... You have to build the relationship, you have to show that you are not just in it for something in return...   22 min: 21 sec - I want to add whatever value I can in people's lives... In a nutshell... WE ALL can provide value...   24 min: 48 sec - How did you go from having someone on your wall... To be people in your life?... Taking the time to be strategic in your approach... Be prepared... Be persistent...   32 min: 06 sec - Be smart with your words... If you really want to reach success, you really have to be careful with your words...   32 min: 26 sec - If you can go back may be 10 years... What would you tell your younger-self?   35 min: 53 sec - If some is that energy, negativity that is affecting you in your happiness and your success, cut them off, it's not worthy, move on... If you want trying to make it work, you have to communicate... courage... confidence...   39 min: 00 sec - What is success for Brad Lambert?   41 min: 10 sec - You have to write in the Words 2 Success book... What would be your Words 2 Success?   Additional information about Brad Lambert: Social Media: Instagram Producing Happiness
Jan 21, 2019
#1 Stefan James: Serial Entrepreneur on Life Mastery
Stefan James is an internet entrepreneur, life and business coach, philanthropist, and world traveler with an obsession for mastering every area of his life, fulfilling his potential as a human being and making a difference in the lives of others. He reaches millions of people through his online videos, training programs and masterminds.   Our favourite conversations & takeaways from the W2S episode with Stefan James:   2 min:32 sec - Once I discovered the world of self-development, I realized that I can change my life, I can be whoever I want to be…   6 min :17 sec - Someone has an audience... What would be your advice on how to listen to them, on how to ask them like what it is what they want to get, to be able to create a product...   15 min: 58 sec - If you can go back 10 years and install 3 habits to your morning ritual ... What those 3 habits would be...   21 min: 43 sec - What is the vision for my business and my career?...   24 min: 49 sec - If someone wants to model Stefan James right now.. What are the things, the main things you will teach...   29 min: 21 sec - As an Entrepreneur, as an Artist... How will you go about finding your ideal partner...   39 min: 06 sec - The worst advice that ever got was to be yourself…be your best-self!…   45 min: 00 sec - What is the meaning of success to you?   48 min: 26 sec - I think Entrepreneurs they have to work smarter not just harder...   49 min: 16 sec -  What would you write down in a piece of paper if you have to leave on that day and hand it? And what would be your Words 2 Success?   3 top recommended books read by Stefan James in the past year:   The 100: A Ranking Of The Most Influential Persons In History 50 Psychology Classics Clockwork: Design Your Business to Run Itself   Additional information about Stefan James: Website: https://projectlifemastery.com/ Social Media: Facebook Instagram Twitter Snapchat Youtube Periscope Pinterest Linkedin Itunes - Podcast Podcast - Stitcher   Congratulations to Stefan James for being featured in "Entrepreneur.com" in January 10th, 2019
Jan 19, 2019
About the W2S Show
This is the first episode of the Words 2 Success show, the most badass show on the planet. Juan Grey states his reasons for starting this Podcast and what to expect in the near future. Get comfortable and let the show begin. Vamos!
Jan 13, 2019