Over her 40+ year career, Linda Smith has reached the summit of the legal profession. She’s litigated on behalf of IBM and Intel, and dealt with male egos as big as Michael Dell’s and Mick Jagger’s without ever breaking a stride.
Linda is also a blogger and author at MeanestWomanAlive.com. She writes about confronting gender stereotypes, self-sabotage, alpha males, and how to seize and hold on to leadership positions. She believes that women should abandon the societal norms dictated by men and use their own playbook - as well as uniquely feminine advantages - to dominate in business.
Today, Linda joins the podcast to discuss that playbook, Smashing Glass and Kicking Ass: Lessons from the Meanest Woman Alive. We talk about why a lack of women in leadership roles holds both women and great companies back, the potentially traumatic experiences that helped Linda become who she is today, and what “mean” really means.
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From the moment I first heard Rob Actis’ voice in an audition, I knew that he would be the voice of The Miracle Morning audiobook series. As he was recording the first book, he started doing his SAVERS, stopped sleeping in until noon, and, amazingly, discovered that he was narrating a book that was changing his life in real-time.
Rob decided at the age of 4 that he wanted to speak to the world. 54 years later, he’s a radio personality, commercial voice actor, and the leader of a new movement getting people motivated to take action in their lives.
Today, Rob joins the podcast to discuss his new (and first) book, The Law of Action: Gain Perfect Clarity, Boost Your Confidence and Get More Results NOW. We talk about facing your fears head-on, what’s really going on when we procrastinate, and how to get unstuck when you’re in the planning stage - and truly transform your life.
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Today’s conversation turned out to be some of the most practical, actionable advice we’ve ever given on the AYG podcast.
Ryan Snow is a #1 best-selling author, sales leader, business coach, and teacher. With extensive experience in the classroom and many years of work as a coach and mentor, his mission is to help people achieve extraordinary results in life, and in sales, through personal and professional development.
Furthermore, Ryan inspired me to write The Miracle Morning book series—and for that, I’m forever indebted to him. Together, we co-authored The Miracle Morning for Salespeople, and Ryan has since been offering hugely popular workshops based on the book all over the country.
Today, Ryan joins the podcast for a deep dive into his 5 Gs of Goal Setting. We talk about dreaming big, setting yourself up for future success (especially if you don’t love what you’re doing right now), and how to conquer your bad habits through accountability.
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Benjamin Hardy has been the #1 writer on Medium.com since 2016. He writes about self-improvement, motivation, learning, and entrepreneurship, organically receives over 1,000 new email subscribers daily, and works to help his readers live in alignment with their highest values and visions.
Last month, Benjamin sent me a copy of his new book, Willpower Doesn’t Work: Discover the Hidden Keys to Success. I started reading it immediately and was hooked. It’s phenomenal. Challenging everything we’ve been taught about what it takes to improve our lives, ourselves, and achieve our goals (hint: it’s not willpower), Benjamin enlightens us with a new paradigm that I believe is revolutionary in personal development.
Today, he joins the podcast to talk about the book, what it means to be 100% committed to anything you truly want to achieve, and the power of shaping your environment. If you’ve ever set goals and fallen short of them, this is a must-listen.
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When I was diagnosed with cancer, someone I had admired for years reached out and selflessly offered to help me navigate my cancer journey. Expert internet marketer and recent stage 3 colorectal cancer survivor Mike Koenigs felt it was his duty to help in any way he possibly could, and this belief is the foundation of his success in the business world.
Mike is a 13-time #1 bestselling author, speaker, active online personality, and entertainer with over 54,000 customers in 121 countries. He put together some of the biggest sales in online history - and has never stopped authentically reinventing himself.
Today, Mike joins the podcast to discuss the dangers of overworking, the power of showing vulnerability in your business, and his upcoming Promote & Profit event, taking place this May 7-9 in San Diego, CA.
AND… I’ll be speaking on the 9th, so I’d love to meet you there! :^)
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For 11 ½ years, Jordan Harbinger hosted The Art of Charm. With over 4 million monthly downloads, it was one of the most successful podcasts in the world. However, an amicable split between Jordan and his partners became less than amicable, and with the rug swept out from under him, he had to rebuild from nothing.
Jordan has since launched The Jordan Harbinger Show, and has quickly created an even better podcast - and one that does incredible numbers. In just a matter of months, he’s already received over 3 million downloads and over 1,000 reviews.
Today, Jordan joins the podcast to talk about how devastated he initially was, how he bounced back, the ways helping others can lead to unexpected successes, and why it’s so crucial that every minute of his podcast is worth his listeners’ time.
If you’re interested in hearing more from Jordan, click here to check out The Jordan Harbinger Show.
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Dr. James Kelley is a professor of marketing at the United Arab Emirates University in Al Ain, Dubai, the host of the Executives After Hours podcast, and the author of The Crucible’s Gift: 5 Lessons from Authentic Leaders Who Thrive in Adversity, which releases April 23.
In his new book, Dr. Kelley explores how to lead an extraordinary life from a leadership perspective, the power of self-awareness and reflection, and the concept of relatableness: how to build trust and loyalty by giving someone the power of feeling listened to.
Today, Dr. Kelley joins Jon Berghoff on the podcast to talk about the importance of diversity, challenging relationships, how to move negotiations in a mutually beneficial way, and more.
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After retiring at age 40, Tim Rhode became the creative force behind 1lifefullylived.org—a non-profit that helps people master their lives, so together WE can change the world.
He is also the co-founder of GoBundance, which is a tribe for healthy, wealthy, generous men who choose to lead epic lives.
I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Tim now for quite a few years, and I can truly say, he’s one of the most positive, uplifting and generous people I’ve ever met.
Although Tim barely graduated high school and never attended any college, he went on to create the life of his dreams. After a very humble beginning (he was a grocery clerk until 25) Tim went on to build a real estate empire, which has afforded him the opportunity to retire at the early age of 40.
Today, Tim shares the story of how he created financially freedom and the steps you can take to do the same!
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In October of 2016, I woke up in the middle of the night, struggling to breathe. Days later, I was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia—a very rare and aggressive form of cancer—with a survival rate of 30%. I was told that I had a matter of days to start chemotherapy, or I would die.
I took a somewhat unique approach to beating cancer that combined the best of Western medicine with holistic practices to detoxify my body as the chemo wreaked havoc upon it. Not only did I survive, but I experienced less side effects than most cancer patients.
Today, I’m doing my first solo episode, in a very long time, to tell my story and present the Miracle Equation that helped save my life. Whether you know someone who has been diagnosed with cancer, you yourself have been diagnosed with cancer, or you simply want to minimize your risk of ever getting cancer, this episode is for you.
Show Notes: HalElrod.com/211
Today I got together with my long-time friend, Carey Smolensky, to discuss an important topic that I don’t often talk about – happiness. Carey wanted to know where it sits in relation to passion and the way I live my life, and it was a joy to explore.
Carey has also been helping to produce spectacular live events for years, including our annual Best Year Ever Blueprint, and after years of us twisting his arm he’s finally producing his own first major event—The Passion Summit—in Chicago on May 7th and 8th.
At The Passion Summit, I will be presenting a brand new keynote—titled What Matters Most?—and helping to answer this universal question that we don’t typically ask. (If you’re interested in attending The Passion Summit, click here to register. Use the code YOPALVIP to save up to $350.)
But before that, I think you’ll really enjoy today’s conversation about Happiness & Fulfillment.
Show Notes: HalElrod.com/210
Phil Hellmuth Jr. set out from a very early age to become the greatest poker player of all time. 14 World Series of Poker Championships (and counting) later, it’s clear he succeeded. Beyond poker, he’s also a New York Times bestselling author, a TV commentator, and a tech investor.
Now, Phil has a new goal: to inspire a global audience to do better, think bigger, do more, and achieve their dreams. His new book is called #Positivity, and in it, he shares his unique perspectives, as well as tools and strategies that you can implement right away.
Today, Phil joins the podcast to share stories about setting (and meeting) goals of all sizes, why honesty sells, and why it’s so important to follow your code - no matter what it is.
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For the last two years, I’ve become a huge fan of Aubrey Marcus – podcast host, author, and the founder and CEO of Onnit, the leading supplement company for human optimization.
Within the first few minutes of hearing Aubrey’s podcast (two years ago) I felt an instant connection with him as a deeply thoughtful, highly evolved, and exceptionally brilliant individual – one who I could learn A LOT from – and I think you will too.
Aubrey recently released the book Own The Day, Own Your Life (available now for pre-order) - his personal manual for getting the most out of your body and mind on a daily basis. I’m about halfway through the book now, and I made significant changes to my daily routine – after reading just the first few chapters.
Today, Aubrey joins me on the podcast to talk about his book, how to flip the script when the voice in your head is telling you not to do something that’s good for you, and how we can set ourselves up for success in a world that doesn’t always have our health and well-being in mind.
Get access to the full show notes: halelrod.com/208.
Or click here to WATCH Hal and Aubrey’s interview via video on YouTube.
This week on the Achieve Your Goals podcast, we’re doing something a little bit different… I’m answering questions straight from The Miracle Morning community about all sorts of topics, including how I plan my week, how to keep up with your SAVERS when you’re short on time, my favorite tools for staying organized, and upcoming projects I’m looking forward to sharing with you.
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Elaine Pofeldt is an author and independent journalist who writes for Fortune, Money, CNBC, Inc., Forbes, Crain’s New York Business, and the Economist Intelligence Unit.
In her new book, The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business: Make Great Money. Work the Way You Like. Have the Life You Want, recently published by Random House, she outlines the secrets of successful solo entrepreneurs—in all types of industries—who have built and are running 7-figure businesses, so that you can learn how you can do the same.
Today, Elaine joins the podcast to talk about how she caught on to this trend, why it’s happening, and how you—as an entrepreneur or wantrepreneur—can use these strategies to grow or launch your business.
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Having survived a near-death experience myself (or maybe two of them?), I am pleased to bring you today’s guest Dr. Richard Shuster, who walked away from a near-death experience that forever changed his life’s journey - and led him to become the neuroscientist and altruist he is today.
After Jon Berghoff’s recent appearance on Richard’s podcast, The Daily Helping, Richard joins us to teach you how to Face YOUR Fears and Find Your Mission, sharing his inspiring true story - and the unexpected twists and turns that brought him into alignment with his mission.
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After many years earning 22 times the national average income, Jayson Gaignard realized that he wasn’t 22 times happier, so he decided to walk away. He felt stuck on the entrepreneurial hamster wheel, building a business he hated to buy things he didn’t need, to impress people he didn’t necessarily like. While he looked highly successful on the outside, he was completely bankrupt on the inside.
Fast forward to today, and Jayson’s life is virtually unrecognizable from what it was only a few short years ago...
Praised by Forbes as a “Networker to Watch” in 2015 and Founder of one of the top events in the world for entrepreneurs — MastermindTalks — which has featured world-renowned entrepreneurs such as Tim Ferriss, Gary Vaynerchuk, James Altucher, Guy Kawasaki, and hundreds more.
Today, Jayson joins the podcast to share stories about recovering from his personal rock bottom, along with his strategies for building a community that makes a meaningful impact.
You’ll also learn why the right combination of ignorance, confidence, and hard work can help you achieve your biggest goals!
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My good friend Jeremy “Brotha James” Reisig has dedicated his life to creating music with a message. After years of creating, playing, and performing for audiences of all ages, Brotha James is getting ready to release his debut album—Abracadabra—and today, he’s playing songs, telling stories, and letting you know how you can help bring this vision to life.
To support Brotha James and become a part of the making of this wonderful new album, check out his crowdfunding campaign by visiting http://kck.st/2BoCQtJ or simply search "Brotha James" in Kickstarter!
Show Notes: http://halelrod.com/203
We’ve got a special conversation lined up for the Achieve Your Goals podcast today. Jon Berghoff gets interviewed by Dr. Richard Shuster, host of The Daily Helping Podcast.
Told differently than you’ve ever heard it before, Jon Berghoff shares the story of his journey and the many unexpected turns along the way that made him who he is.
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Almost everyone has big plans to change their lives for the better starting each New Year’s Day, yet so many people will fall out of the groove and lose the motivation to push forward. Will you still be hitting the gym, eating healthier, writing that book, or pursuing that new personal or professional goal after January has come and gone?
Jon Berghoff and I share our top 3 strategies to help you achieve your goals in 2018 and beyond!
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