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Now displaying: July, 2018
Jul 31, 2018

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.

In this episode you will learn:

  • How to avoid the #1 mistake that online businesses make when trying to grow.
Jul 27, 2018

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.

 

In this episode, we learn:

 

  • My story of a country music bar in Chicago, a missed plane, and a chance meeting that radically changed someone’s music career
  • The lesson? Have your awareness OPEN to opportunity
  • How entrepreneurship, athletics, and music are similar in that you have to put in the work WAY before the payoff
  • Dwayne ”The Rock” Johnson’s story of how NOT making it to the NFL was the best thing that never happened to him
  • Know what you can’t control and what you can. You CAN control your mindset, your work ethic, how you treat people, and how you respond to every situation.
  • The accidents are there to prepare you for something you aren’t even aware is ready to show up in your life
  • You have to have a belief system that your future is going to be brighter than your past
  • Focus on somebody else today and go do something productive to make your day better.

 

Episode Resources:

 

www.trafficmasterylive.com

Jul 24, 2018

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?

 

In this episode, we learn:

 

  • Happiness is not about accumulating THINGS, but it’s who you get to share your things with that will make you happy
  • Three buckets of happiness:
    • Do the things that are physically challenging, because they reward your body AND your mind
    • Do the things you love that contribute to others and make them better
    • Do the things you are constantly hungry to learn and be challenged by
  • The happiest people are those who are proactively pursuing a goal that creates feelings of wealth, abundance, achievement, and joy
  • Don’t focus on your weaknesses, but go with what you enjoy and know you’re good at
  • Key Happiness Takeaway: Your job in life is to find the thing that “lights you up,” that you do well, and then find ways to tie that into helping more people
  • The best news about the three buckets is that YOU get to define them!

 

Episode Resources:

 

www.trafficmasterylive.com

 

Dan Sullivan, Strategic Coach

 

Unique Ability: Create the Life You Want by Catherine Nomura

 

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari

Jul 20, 2018

"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!

Jul 17, 2018

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.

 

In This Episode We Learn: 

  • Mark gives us tools for leading businesses.
  • Mark shares how to find meaning through your business ventures.
  • Mark reveals the importance of training the mind.

Episode Resources

Unbeatable Mind

SEAL Fit

Mark’s Facebook Page

Mark’s LinkedIn Page

 

Jul 13, 2018

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!

Jul 10, 2018

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!

 

In this episode we learn:

 

  • Colin’s experiences in the 29029 Challenge on Stratton Mountain in Vermont
  • Colin’s journey as a West Coast hippie who set off to explore the world with his backpack and a surfboard
  • The tragic accident in Thailand, when Colin jumped a flaming jump rope and caught fire
  • Colin’s mother’s relentless positivity that helped him focus on his goals during his painful recovery
  • The three-week span that saw him win the Chicago Triathlon, obtain a sponsor, quit his job, and move to Australia as a professional triathlete
  • When Colin set his sights on the Explorers Grand Slam and started his non-profit, Beyond 7/2
  • Colin’s newest challenge in climbing the highest peak in each of the 50 states
  • How Colin has dealt with grief, pain, and struggles to move forward with a growth mindset

 

Episode Resources:

 

www.trafficmasterylive.com

www.colinobrady.com

www.20310.madeofchallenges.com

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