It's important to know when to grow and scale your business. Today, Ed shares a conversation he had with a business owner. That conversation centered around the belief that the business owner had that he was spending too much to acquire customers.
After a conversation with Ed, it was determined that spending too much was not his problem. In fact, Ed wishes he was spending more on acquiring customers! Ed we quickly able to steer the business owner to the right questions and metrics to look at for business growth.
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How do you respond when your plans are changed by circumstance? If we are honest, we have to admit that we don’t like relinquishing control of our plans and schedules, but let’s take a look from a new perspective. How many times have those chance interruptions led to something great? You may not like those accidents or bad luck circumstances, but let’s talk about them as being the place of opportunity.
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How can you be happy raising kids? It’s a question I get asked often, especially since my wife and I are raising a large family. The truth is that you can read all the books by all the experts, but in the end you realize that each child is different, and you have to follow your own path and figure out your own style. Those rules don’t just apply to raising kids, but to achieving overall happiness in life. No one is happy ALL the time, but there are some guidelines to remember and follow to cultivate a happy and fulfilled life. When it comes down to it, don’t we all want more happiness?
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Unique Ability: Create the Life You Want by Catherine Nomura
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari
"If your goals don't scare you, they aren't big enough!" - That's what we are talking about today. When you are trying to achieve a goal, it stretches you to do something that you would not normally do.
This extra pressure on you is called "positive stress" or "positive tension"and it is responsible for your push towards achieving your goals.
Listen as Ed shares his story of climbing mountains in pursuit of a new goal - a scary goal!
Do you wish you had the mental toughness of a Navy SEAL in order to be confident enough to deal with any threat? Would you like to be able to steer any negative situation to a positive outcome? Would you like to be known as a leader among your peers? Mark Divine joins me on today’s show and he is an expert in human performance as it is displayed in mental toughness, leadership and physical readiness
After a 15-year career as a Commander in the US Navy SEAL Reserve Force, Mark became a quite an entrepreneur. Mark’s businesses include Unbeatable Mind, SEALFIT, and NavySEALS.com. Mark has taught college classes and has written several books including Unbeatable Mind, The Way of the SEAL, 8 Weeks To SEALFit, and KOKORO Yoga. Mark has a BA in Economics and an MBA in Finance and has even worked as a CPA. Mark also has certifications in martial arts and yoga. The unique blend of his experience and training has enabled Mark to become fit in both body and mind, and a willingness to train others to achieve great results personally and in their businesses.
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Have you ever noticed that the simple act of keeping score in a game inevitably changes how we look at the game. When no one keeps score, there is no pressure and you really don’t know if you are winning or losing. Because of that you really aren’t invested in the outcome of the game.
Keeping score puts an innate accountability on the game - it changes the game. And as someone who is extremely competitive, I can tell you that it messed with your head. No one likes to lose, especially someone as competitive as I am.
In my years of coaching volleyball, I have seen what happens to the players on the team that is not winning when the pressure of the game kicks in. When this happens, players tense up and the stress is evident in their bodies, but for peak performance to actually happen, the body needs to be loose and open. It’s the exact opposite of the stress reaction! So the very thing that will help you win, is the last thing your body naturally wants to do.
Having the mindset that the score of the game is always zero to zero allows you to keep your body from taking over and ruining your chances of having success.
In this mini-episode, I share with you 2 very important things you always should do in order to win! Join me for this quick session to get your mind where it needs to be and then your actions can follow!
What does it take to stop you from reaching your goals? Are you someone who gives up easily or can you find the strength and determination to push forward in the face of adversity? Why do some people have a “can-do” attitude no matter what obstacles come their way? What is it that makes the difference? You’re about to hear one man’s story that will answer these questions and more about the human spirit and the amazing resilience of the human body.
Colin O’Brady is an endurance athlete from Portland, Oregon. He is a two-time record holder, completing the Explorers Grand Slam in a world-record time of 139 days. This challenge has climbers reaching the tallest peak on all seven continents and skiing the last degree to both North and South Poles. Colin is the only person to reach all seven summits in less than 120 days. Fewer than 50 people have ever completed the Explorers Grand Slam, and only 4 have ever done it in under one year’s time. Almost ten years ago, Colin overcame a tragic accident that left him with severe 3rd degree burns and with the news from doctors that he would never walk normally again. Colin has proved those doctors wrong in SO many ways. He is currently on a quest to break another record by climbing the highest peak in each of the 50 states this summer. Visit his website to learn how you can join him when he comes to a mountain near you!
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