Melanie Warner is a bestselling author, speaker, publisher, and entrepreneur. She is the founder of the Defining Moments book series that offers positive stories of hope and healing from people who have overcome extreme challenges in life.
Warner was a successful magazine publisher for over 20 years and then tragedy hit her family when her son died. That emotional shut down led to divorce, shutting down her company, then bankruptcy, foreclosure, and even tax court. What had taken her 20 years to build was gone overnight. She had to rebuild her entire life from scratch - and found a way to do it in only 2 years.
In this episode, Melanie and Mark talk about whether everybody has a book in them, self-publishing vs using a publisher, and a key statement that applies to any form of content.
Tony Bradshaw grew up in a lower-income neighborhood in Nashville, TN. In early 1996, he realized he was mismanaging his money and knew something needed to change. That’s when he set out to learn how to handle money better. After learning how to handle money at age 25, Tony made his millionaire choice, his choice to become a millionaire by the age of forty. He accomplished his goal in 2011.
In this episode, Tony and Mark talk about the millionaire choice, the importance of personal development, video games, financial awakening, and more!
Emily Melious is the founder and CEO of Launch Consulting. She helps people live fulfilling lives and companies make the best use of their employees' efforts.
In this episode, Emily and Mark talk about the strengths versus weaknesses debate, her 3 factors required to be fulfilled and satisfied, and our last names!
Andrea Wilson Woods is a writer who loves to tell stories, and a patient advocate who founded the nonprofit Blue Faery: The Adrienne Wilson Liver Cancer Association. Andrea is the CEO and co-founder of Cancer University, a for-profit, social-benefit, digital health company. With Cancer U, Andrea synergizes her talents of coaching, writing, teaching, and advocacy. For over ten years, Andrea worked in the education field as a teacher and professor for public and private schools as well as universities. Andrea obtained her master’s degree in professional writing from the University of Southern California; her nonfiction writing has won national awards. Her new book, a medical memoir titled Better Off Bald: A Life in 147 Days, is a #1 Bestseller on Amazon in multiple categories.
In this episode, Andrea shares the story behind her book, Better Off Bald: A Life in 147 Days, why she documented her sister's final 147 days and her...
Emily Gaudreau is a former playboy photographer turned sexual abuse prevention educator. I help parents empower their kids against porn and the general pornification of our culture. Right after 9/11, I traveled to 35 different counties documenting the world's response to the event.
In this incredible episode, Emily and Mark talk about her travel experiences after September 11, 2001. From strip searches to not seeing another woman in a town, this is one awesome episode.
Julian Hayes II is Human Performance & Health Optimization Coach, and an Author. His mission is to provide the tools to help business leaders and busy entrepreneurs manage the dark sides of success while optimizing their health, energy, & personal performance with precision by leveraging their genetics.
Lastly, Julian has frequently contributed to many of the world’s largest publications such as Entrepreneur, SUCCESS, The Chicago Tribune, and Inc—where he’s written over 200 columns.
In this episode, Julian and Mark talk about the importance of structure in your environment, standards of health, role modeling, and the power of slowing down.
Dan Cockerell spent 26 years with the Walt Disney Company, starting as a parking attendant and through 19 jobs, becoming the Vice President of the Magic Kingdom in Orlando, Florida. After raising 3 great kids, they have started their own consulting and speaking company.
In this episode, Dan and Mark talk about the Disney Way, the power of role modeling, getting into the trenches, Disney's 4 quality standards, and more!
Michael Zipursky has advised organizations like Financial Times, Dow Jones, RBC, Omron, Sumitomo, and helped Panasonic launch new products into global markets, but more importantly, he's helped over 300 consultants from around the world in over 50 industries add six and seven figures to their annual revenues.
In this episode, Michael and Mark discuss strategies for being better at using email, why personal development is so important, and the power of acting now!
So...you want to be more productive but aren't quite sure how?
No, worries! There's no need for you to wonder or try to figure it out for yourself.
I did the research for you and discovered 15 productivity habits of successful people.
1. They know what brings them the biggest return on investment of their time. Ask yourself: what do you have to do (high-value work) and what can you outsource (busy work)? Successful people gravitate toward work that may be uncomfortable and difficult and they outsource what’s easy and familiar.
2. They get up early.
Drs. Todd & Kim Saxton are award-winning professors at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business, as well as co-authors of The Titanic Effect, The book is a practical guide to help startup founders, as well as their investors and supporters, successfully navigate the icebergs that so often sink startups in the ideation and early stages of development. They’ll tap into decades of academic and professional experience in business strategy, entrepreneurship, marketing, market research, and venture-funded startups to help you navigate the “debtbergs” that so often sink early-stage startups.
In this episode, Drs. Todd & Kim Saxton and Mark talk about the PEP framework for startup success, hidden debtbergs, and the first thing startups should do.