using zoom

Rich “Trigger” Bontrager – Using Zoom Like a Pro: Embracing the World Stage as a Business Owner (AoL 194)

In 2020, using Zoom has become commonplace for businesses and schools alike. Since so many people have become familiar with the platform, it only makes sense that there are ways we should or shouldn’t use the platform. Whether you’re a business leader, a member of a nonprofit, or a teacher, no one wants to attend a zoom meeting where the presenters aren’t engaging.

In this session of the show, Andy and I have the opportunity to speak with someone who has made it his mission to help others harness the power of the virtual stage.

More specifically, the Trigger, Rich Bontrager, coaches his clients to be better presenters through time proven broadcasting techniques.

In this conversion, we explore why his approach makes such a big difference when you’re trying to seperate yourself from the pack in virtual presentations.

Enjoy!

SPECIFICALLY, YOU’LL FIND OUT MORE ABOUT:

  • Even though Rich grew up with a stutter, how was he initially called into the speaking world? 10:16
  • Where many people might use bad experiences as excuses to not overcome, Trigger has used them to catapult them to the next level. How has he been able to do that? 12:09
  • What has Trigger learned from his past experiences which have made him a better communicator? 15:34
  • How did he get started in pastoring? 16:52
  • How can someone learn to regularly change of their pace a bit when it comes to speaking? 21:22
  • What are some things leaders shouldn’t hesitate to implement as we’re going forward in 2021? 23:44
  • How can someone come off as authoritative, confident, and natural on Zoom? 28:09
  • What are common blunders business leaders make when they go onto the virtual stage? 31:39
  • Where should we focus our eyes in a Zoom conversation? 33:46
  • What are some things people should be looking forward to going forward in this new world of online stages? 37:40
  • What in particular is Rich looking forward to as we move into the pandemic adjusted economy? 40:05
  • Who are three speakers who have launched Rich to where he’s at today? 42:49
  • What’s the biggest plot twist he’s experienced in day to day life? 43:15
  • What’s something every high school student must know? 43:52
  • Who gave him the best advice he’s ever received? 44:13
  • What’s it mean to live a life of abundance? 44:43

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Cohost: Andy Dix

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Andy’s 31 Questions Only You Can Answer

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SHOW NOTE EXTRAS:

Green Screen Tips and Tricks

How Comics helped Rich get over his Stutter

Paco Guar interviews Rich about Ways a Podcaster or Vlogger can use the Virtual Stage

How teacher/educator Tyler Christensen uses the Virtual Stage


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George Campbell & Jim Packard – Eliminating Self Sabotaging Behavior: How the Power of Habit Is Essential to Goal Achievement (AoL 193)

Self sabotaging behavior is a common theme when it comes to personal and business development (or the lack thereof). Whether it’s the lack of willpower to get healthier, the determination it takes to go through college, or the focus it takes to build one’s business, there’s one thing that is certain when it comes to accomplishment: setting a goal is one thing – but actually achieving that goal is something completely different.

In this session of the show, Ya’el Johnson and I get to talk to two completely different kinds of individuals who have made it their passion to help others figure out how to achieve goals like this.

Through their app called the Consistency Chain, they’re helping tons of people build good habits in place of the ones that have lead them to where they are now.

In their recent book built on the same premise, The Consistency Chain for Network Marketing, authors George Campbell & Jim Packard suggest that the main reason that people don’t do well with network marketing is that they simply haven’t built the right habits to actually grow their business. Interestingly, George goes on to say that he was only successful when he realized he was the common denominator between all these opportunities.

In this conversion, we explore how they came to that conclusion and some of the concepts one should consider when trying to achieve anything in this world – let alone building a network marketing business!

Enjoy!

SPECIFICALLY, YOU’LL FIND OUT MORE ABOUT:

  • As enthusiasts of the industry, how did George and Jim get into Network Marketing initially? 12:55
  • How do you know when you’re working with the right business when it comes to network marketing? 21:18
  • How did Jim & George realize they were on to something when they felt the 80/20 rule applies to those who are successful in network marketing? 26:24
  • How do they give themselves milestones on a regular basis to keep them going in their journey? 30:17
  • What are some of the ways that people are using the Consistency Chain app in their daily lives? 37:17
  • What are some of the things George and Jim are looking forward to moving forward in 2021? 42:10
  • Who are Jim and George’s personal influencers and teachers? 45:23
  • What’s the biggest plot twist they’ve seen in their day to day life? 48:43
  • Is there a particular gift they like giving others? 50:31
  • What is something they’ve become good at saying no to? 52:33
  • How does someone realize they’re living their own personal mission? 53:59

ITEMS and PEOPLE MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

George and Jim Online: Website, Facebook, LinkedIn
Cohost: Ya’el Johnson
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Marshmallow Test
Seinfeld
Jay Abraham – Getting Everything You Can Out of All You Got (Amazon Link)
Jim Rohn
Dale Carnegie

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SHOW NOTE EXTRAS:

Joe Malarkey at the United States Bowling Congress’ Event

Joe Malarkey on Customer Service

Tom Chenault interviews Jim and George (MLM Application)

Margo Lovett and Deborah Thorn interview Jim and George (Traditional Business Application)


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Desmond Clark – Creating a Standard of Winning – Key Insights for Developing Lifelong Skills for Success (AoL 192)

As we’re getting started in this second year of potentially a two or three year pandemic “clean up” plan, there’s going to be plenty of time for us to really adjust and think about where we fit in the world. It’s a great time to develop our skills for success.

What do I mean by that?

Well, it’s a forced transition period for all of us. What might have been our identity in the past, might not work in the PAE.

That said, one group of individuals who all have to go through this major life change sometime in their career are professional athletes. Like our guest, Desmond “Dez” Clark says, if your identity was wrapped up into your job (as an athlete), you’re going to have issues when you can’t do that job anymore.

Luckily for Dez, he knew who he was before his career as a professional athlete. So when he finished up, yes, there was a transition period, but he was the same Dez who used the game as a means to get what he wanted.

In this chat with him, Ya’el and I learn a little bit of what he’s learned over the years through these transitions and how he’s been able to stay the course during his life using those experiences.

Enjoy!

SPECIFICALLY, YOU’LL FIND OUT MORE ABOUT:

  • Where did Desmond’s early leadership mentality come from? 8:46
  • How did he develop a vision for his athletic life and able to stick to it? 12:11
  • When did Dez realize it was time to transition into a new life/identity? 17:07
  • Why does he believe his success wasn’t a coincidence? 20:50
  • How did Dez start realizing that failures aren’t necessarily endings but just learning opportunities no matter the cost? 25:00
  • How does he actively build relationships to help him and those around him get to the next level? 28:11
  • Is there a secret to gauging if a conversation is a winning conversation? 29:43
  • What’s a bad day look like to Dez? 38:25
  • What is he looking forward to in 2021? 41:06
  • Which teachers have helped him get to where he’s at today? 42:53
  • If he could ask anyone living a dead a question, who and what would he ask? 43:11
  • Which issue should be discussed more today, yet hardly anyone does? 44:01
  • What advice does he hear adults give children which he’d like to call BS on? 44:21
  • What’s the secret to achieving personal freedom? 45:02

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Desmond Online: Website, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram
Cohost: Ya’el Johnson
Powered By: FREE GUIDE: Uncover Your Personal Mission

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SHOW NOTE EXTRAS:

Highlights from Dez’s NFL Career

Dez shares discusses his role as President of the NFL Alumni Chicago Chapter

Kevin Hicks interviews Dez

Tim Schumm interviews Dez


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building companies

Marek Zmyslowski – Building Companies Abroad: Key Do’s and Don’ts when Investing In Businesses Outside the First World (AoL 191)

Welcome to 2021, everyone. What an interesting ride it’s been… and we’re not out of woods yet. However, if you’re interested in building companies (and who isn’t these days?), I’m really feeling hope in the air. Hope of a fresh start.

If anyone knows about fresh starts, it’s this session’s guest Marek Zmyslowski. He’s had a couple in his career – but one he’s most notable for is the one he had to go through as he was writing his book Chasing Black Unicorns.

In his book, Marek shares with us the story of why and how he built the Amazon of Africa… but then how selecting a bad business partner eventually got him in hot water with Interpol… and what he learned from the whole ordeal.

In our conversation with Marek, new co-host Ya’el and I explore some of the items Marek has learned you want to do or don’t do when you’re building companies in up and coming countries.

Enjoy!

SPECIFICALLY, YOU’LL FIND OUT MORE ABOUT:

  • What was Marek’s first business? 10:08
  • What were some of the key steps he took to get some of his first ventures started? 14:23
  • How did Marek come to the decision to buy out his business partner when things started going south? 17:54
  • How was Marek able to move past the drama with Interpol and his business partner? 23:19
  • In which ways has Marek been able to leverage his experience into positives today? 29:12
  • What has Marek done for his own pandemic pivot? 32:04
  • Who are three influencers or teachers which have helped him get to where he’s at today? 35:47
  • What’s been the biggest plot twist he’s seen in his day to day life? 37:56
  • What’s something he feels is going to change entrepreneurship in the future, and what specifically is he excited about? 39:15
  • Which message in the world is a disservice to youth? 43:49
  • How can someone be a difference maker in their community? 47:13

ITEMS and PEOPLE MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Marek Online: Website, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram
Cohost: Ya’el Johnson
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Tony Robbins
Tim Ferriss
Joe Rogan’s podcast

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SHOW NOTE EXTRAS:

Introduction of Chasing Black Unicorns

Marek’s TEDx on becoming Interpol’s most wanted criminal

Marek’s talk on the LetsDoHumans Podcast

Marek Chatting with Candice Horbacz


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young professional

Emily Mishler – Perspective for the Young Professional: Why Authenticity Wins when Building Your Network (AoL 190)

As we’re quickly hurtling towards 2021, many a young professional is finding it harder and harder to sync into the “real world” once they’re out of college. For me, it’s been over 10 years since I got out. And it took me quite awhile to get my bearings. I can only imagine what it’s like now as the world is changing faster and faster outside the ivory tower of academia.

Personally, I think 2020 has been a wake up call in more ways than one. Sure, we’ve been talking about pivoting all year since the virus officially dropped. But one thing we haven’t discussed is the need for better networking skills.

For yours truly, I struggled with this for awhile when I got out of school. In fact, I wasn’t all that great at it even when I started this podcast. However, it was through the podcast, that I have been able to build my networking skills. It’s definitely not the same perspective I have on the art as I did when I first entered into the “real world”. It would have been nice to have been taught some of the stuff you’ll learn in today’s conversation in school.

So, if you’re a young professional, entering the workforce, or have an expendable entry level position, what can you do to hedge your bets? Well, I think a great start is to look at someone like Emily Mishler as a fine example of how to get yourself out there.

Listen in as Andy and I find out how she’s been able to reach the professional level she has as a late 20-something.

Enjoy!

SPECIFICALLY, YOU’LL FIND OUT MORE ABOUT:

How was Emily able to be as productive as she was during her college years? 11:08
How can a young professional leverage their network to build something they’ll be really proud of? 15:44
What are some common misconceptions that younger people have about networking? 18:37
If someone wants to begin networking, what would Emily recommend as a starting strategy? 23:03
What advice would Emily have for those who have multiple passions and is having a hard time focusing on single passion because they feel if they focus on one that it will be on the expense of the others? 29:11
How has Emily been able to pivot in 2020? 31:46
What is Emily’s favorite opening line for networking? 35:12
Which one book, one film, and one song would Emily add to the national curriculum? 36:06
What has she been learning about recently that she’s super excited to implement? 36:36
Is there something specific that each high school student must know? 37:49
What’s it mean to live a life of abundance? 38:29

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SHOW NOTE EXTRAS:

Emily Featured as Miss Purdue

Emily’s Interview on the Grow Stack Drive (GSD) Podcast with Ken Joslin

Jas and Jo Interview Emily and learn more about Curiosity and her children’s book series

Emily Discusses the Creative Society


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live the life

Justin Breen – Live the Life You Want – How to Build Your Own Epic Business (AoL 187)

In the last five years, I’ve learned a lot of things from doing this show. If someone is looking, I really think it can help someone live the life they want. However, while I might have learned plenty since starting the show, I’d say a big part of that knowledge is simply developing new perspectives on what I already thought I knew.

While I’ve had several changes of perspective, three have stood out the most this year.

The first big perspective change I had was that it really does take awhile to master a craft. For example, while I feel I know a lot about producing a great sounding show, there’s always tweaks I can be making to improve the show as a whole. But it’s only from that experience that I know to make those changes. You’re not going to learn meaningful knowledge overnight.

The second perspective shift I’ve received from the show was actually a big game changer. I realized the more people are doing work aligned with what’s important to them in life and how others see them, the closer they are to doing work that isn’t really… work.

And the third realization came from understanding this past year one thing: The more people you meet and let into your life, the more opportunity you have to grow.

I share those three perspectives with today’s guest, Justin Breen.

In fact, when I realized he was building his business on these three core beliefs, it occured to me that I should probably embrace them more myself.

Listen in as he shares with Veronica and I why these beliefs are important to him and how they’ve empowered him to live the life he’s proud of.

Enjoy!

SPECIFICALLY, YOU’LL FIND OUT MORE ABOUT:

  • What initially drew Justin to a career in journalism? 9:13
  • In 2017 Justin realized there was a shift in journalism. What happened that made him realize it was time to start to live the life he desired? 11:43
  • What inspired Justin to write his book Epic Business the way he did? 18:04
  • What are some of the things someone should expect to learn about in his book? 19:53
  • How can someone put their family needs first when they believe the work that they’re doing is supporting their family long term? 24:01
  • How important is a knowledge of PR and media connections in business success? 31:09
  • For someone who’s just starting out in their business, what should they know about being more respectful of journalists and building relationships with them? 34:26
  • How did Justin learn the skill of leading with relationships in building his business as opposed to being highly transactional? 37:58
  • What does the future of BREpic look like and what is he looking forward to? 43:25
  • Who are Justin’s favorite teachers who have helped him get to where he’s at today? 45:21
  • Which documentary would he recommend people check out? 45:37
  • What’s the best advice he’s ever received? 45:58
  • Is there an issue more people should be paying attention to? 46:12
  • What’s it mean to live a life of abundance? 46:36

ITEMS and PEOPLE MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Justin Online: Website, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter
Cohost: Veronica Kirin
Powered By: Kennected
Greg Reid AoL Interview
Epic Business – Justin Breen (Amazon Link)
Three Feet from Gold – Greg Reid (Amazon Link)
Kolbe A Index
Documentary: Thirteenth

Justin’s Networking Groups
Provisors (Local chapters around the country)
Strategic Coach
Entrepreneur’s Organization
Abundance 360 (Elon Musk level)

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SHOW NOTE EXTRAS:

AoL Past Guest Manuj interviews Justin

Kristi Ross Interviews Justin – Summary of BrEpic and Some Key Considerations on Growth

Rob Rosmis interviews Justin – The Importance of the Story

Jordan Ostroff interviews Justin – Developing a Unique Brand


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identity shift

Rob Scott – Tackling Humanity’s Core Problem – How an Identify Shift Can Lead To Your Personal Breakthrough (AoL 184)

There’s a lot to be said when it comes to having a personal breakthrough. In fact, having one might just change the rest of your life. However, when it comes to having a breakthrough through an identity shift, what does that actually mean? Shouldn’t a breakthrough come before having a change of identity?

Interestingly, according to today’s guest, Rob Scott, you can find a way to change your perspective on who you are and how the world influences you. Not only that, but when you do, the world can become a much more friendly and/or productive place.

In this session, Andy and I chat with Rob about how he could have had all the reasons to be a failure at life, but instead used identity shifting techniques to become the person he is today.

Enjoy!

SPECIFICALLY, YOU’LL FIND OUT MORE ABOUT:

  • How did Rob discover his fundamental shift? 9:35
  • What kind of identity shifting techniques did he have to use to get to where he’s at today? 15:14
  • What mindset issues does Rob typically see while working with his clients? 22:17
  • There’s three steps to changing one’s limiting beliefs: awareness, a new choice, and a subconscious pattern. What do those mean, exactly? 23:51
  • How does someone install a new lens in how they see the world? 26:34
  • What would it be like working with Rob when he’d be helping with identity shifting? 38:04
  • What is Rob looking forward to in his work? 50:09
  • Is there a power coaching question Rob likes to ask his coaching clients? 52:02
  • What are three books Rob gifts or gifts to others? 53:05
  • Why is self sabotage such a problem amongst most human beings? 54:10
  • What’s one thing every high school student must know? 55:44
  • Is there a secret to achieving personal freedom? 56:52

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SHOW NOTE EXTRAS:

Rob at The Foundation Live Event 2015

Rob Talks @ Google

The #1 Skill in Personal Development

How to Change Your Story – Tools to Use to be Resilient


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