Episode Highlights: How to “discover” what you’re naturally wired to excel at when you’re good at more than one thing, the real reason why most people feel they’re out of alignment, the crazy simple (yet unconventional) way to discover what you truly enjoy doing.(You MUST listen to this if you’re stuck at a day job.), how do you know when you’re ready to “cut the rope” and go all in?...
Episode Highlights: Top SEO trends and opportunities for your website, proven tips and tricks for creating the best SEO content, how to pick and test the right keywords and which tools you should be using, agency or Employee: Which is better for company in terms of SEO?, top Tactics to build up big site links...
Key takeaways: How to recognize the upper-limit problem, and how to correct that, keys to knowing your true genius and how you express it to make the greatest contribution, tips to prioritize and commit...for real change to happen, how to face failure, even if you know you are in your genius...
Episode highlights: Tools to creating massive transformation in your life, 7 master steps to change and one thing that neurologically works for transforming trauma, keys to increasing clarity through asking better internal questions, how journaling in review is the key to changing behavior...
Episode highlights: How he visualized and built his new business, YourBlogWorks.com, how to productize your business (So you aren’t reinventing the wheel every time), tips and tricks in republishing old contents in your website, how to maintain a big team with low cost, tools to use to systemize and productize your business...
Best-Selling Author, Speaker and Success Mentor – David Neagle
David Neagle is the founder of Life Is Now, Inc., a multimillion-dollar coaching company, and bestselling author of the amazing book, ‘The Millions Within’.
He has been in the coaching and mentorship industry for more than 20 years, and has helped thousands of entrepreneurs, experts, and self-employed professionals gain the confidence and find the right mindset to increase their revenue.
David’s coaching company has expanded to more than 30 countries, and he has been featured on Forbes, CBS, NBC, Wall Street Journal, Inc, Entrepreneur, and Fox.
All you need to know about having the right mindset in your personal life and business (from his book – ‘The Millions Within’)
How to manage anxiety and depression as an entrepreneur
How to find and hire people that complement you
How to evaluate your client (know what they are good and bad at)
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Jaime: Welcome to Eventual Millionaire. I am Jaime Masters. And today on the show, we have David Neagle. Now, he’s got an amazing book called The Millions Within, how perfect for this show. He also has a multimillion dollar coaching company called Life is Now, which is also awesome. Thanks so much for coming on the show today.
David: Jaime, it is such a pleasure to be here. I can’t wait to get into this thing.
Jaime: You have no idea. So, your topics just seem perfect for my people. So, can you first go over what the heck The Millions Within are? Because a lot of people are probably like millions within are good but I want millions without or out, right, outside.
David: Yeah. Actually, it’s a funny story about that book because we were sitting around at a dinner in Vegas and we were bouncing around ideas for the book. The book was just about finished. And there was a friend of mine sitting there. And we all went around and we did this roundtable. And I said, “What does David help people do?” And she said, “He helps people find the millions within.” And I was like that’s the name of the book. So, that’s where it came from. But the idea is that whatever desire that we have inside is what we have the ability to express outside. So, if a person wants to be a millionaire, they already have the ability to do it.
They may not know that. They may not be aware of it. They may have not developed the skills to do it yet but they absolutely have the ability to do it. That’s what the book is about showing them how to do.
Jaime: Okay. It’s one thing to say. It’s another thing to be in. And I know you work with clients. And this is what I wanted to get to the nitty gritty of because people have heard, of course, you believe it, you can achieve it, which don’t get me wrong, cliché and true way harder to do in practice than it is just to say, right?
David: Absolutely, yeah.
Jaime: So, how do you actually work with clients to help them understand t...
Episode highlights: How Joey became ridiculously huge in his industry, pivotal pain points in achieving his goals, how to find and hire the best people for your business (it's one of the reasons his company grew so fast!), how to make decisions when you face the unknown, key distractions for business owners making less than 6 figures, becoming an expert in fear...
Episode highlights: Discover What Rapid Transformational Therapy™ Is And How It Works, the Secrets To Radiant Self Confidence (The 5 “Rules Of The Mind” That Build Your Self-Esteem), keys to switching and installing a person's belief, how to cultivate self-belief and counteract criticism...
Episode highlights: Why you should never have a single point of failure, how to know when you have crossed the line of aggressive marketing, pivotal changing points in business, why goal setting can be extremely, dangerous and what is more valuable...
Episode Highlights: Why did he decide to write his second book, Choose (And who is it for?), Biggest mistake people make before starting their business, The "5 Market Must-Haves”, How to identify the the ideal market size, Ryan's list of the 25 most lucrative niche markets...
Episode highlights: How Eric turned Single Grain from a failing company to a digital marketing powerhouse, proven marketing tips for companies that work right now, how to approach the changes in the market to grow your business, top marketing trends you should be paying attention to, tips on cultivating company culture...
Episode highlights: Learn how to take your life to the next level using The Miracle Equation, Hal's amazing definition of a "miracle", the difference between "The Miracle Morning" and "The Miracle Equation", the Two Decision that Move Your Biggest Goals from Possible to Probable to Inevitable, how to redefine your mission and set goals in life...
Entrepreneur, mentor, angel investor (and mom of twins!) coaching entrepreneurs and leaders. Host of Glambition Radio – Ali Brown
Ali Brown is one of the world’s most recognized entrepreneurial coaches. Named the “Entrepreneurial Guru for Women” by Business News Daily, she provides business coaching and advice to over 250,000 followers via AliBrown.com, her social media channels, and her Glambition® Radio show and has been on ABC’s Secret Millionaire.
Why “making better programs” than your competition is not enough anymore (and what to do about it)
How she changed her business focus and evolved the old business practices to achieve more success and happiness
Secrets to making an impact as woman entrepreneur in the masculine world of business.
Why you need to disrupt your metrics (and some tips on how to do it)
Why you need to start looking in your industry, and whatever everyone’s doing…..do the opposite.
The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks
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Jaime: Welcome to Eventual Millionaire. I'm Jaime Masters, and I have Ali Brown on the show. Now, I've been watching her since way at the beginning. She's been on ABC's Secret Millionaire. She's got a podcast on a radio show called Glambition Radio, which is super-awesome. She's a guru. Even though she doesn't call herself a guru, other people call her the guru. Thank you so much for coming on the show today, Ali.
Ali: It's great to be here, and congrats on your show. You've been doing this a while, huh?
Jaime: A long time. Nine years. Yeah.
Jaime: But, you've been doing this longer than me, so I bow down to you. The first question I wanted to ask you was about the transition and change you've seen over the years. Because, I feel like this industry has grown a lot, and changed a lot, since you started. So, tell us a little bit about the before, and the up-to-now.
Ali: Oh, gosh. Yeah. This is like This Is Your Life, kind of thing, right?
Ali: Okay. I'm going to be dating myself a bit, but this really gives a lot of context. And, I want everyone to take this in, that when I started my business, about 20 years ago, I was doing copy-writing, and I loved it. I was in my 20s. I was in New York. And, the defining moment was someone handing me the AOL CD. If you remember that – Jaime, you look like you're 12. I don't know how old you are, but –
Jaime: I appreciate that, but no.
Ali: Okay. Good skincare. – A CD that you put into your computer, and would hook you up with dial-up internet. And, I remember, at that moment, thinking, “My little business is about to change.” Because, what I did at that time,
Episode Highlights: How to discover your unique purpose and start living the life you're designed to live, why human design isn’t geography. It’s like a living knowledge, the spiritual woo woo area where people get caught up in, what's "Popcorn content” has to do with all of this...
Episode highlights: Jay's proven 6-step process to create your own talk trigger, why the best way to grow any business is for your customers to grow it for you, why you should make a strategic operational decision to do one thing your customers won’t expect, case studies and real life examples that make all the difference, how Talk Triggers Ignite Your Story Marketing...
Episode highlights: How to level up your networking to make a huge impact on your business, secrets to cultivating business relationships, tips to pave the way to get funding in your business (and when it's time to exit), the two 'magic' questions you should be asking your client...
Episode highlights: How Freshbooks evolved from little software company to a million-dollar company (pivotal moments of each phase), how 'letting go' can be a huge turning point in your life, the shocking truth about hiring your dream team, why every problems a people problem, and every solutions a people solution...
Episode Highlights: The keys to success after facing failure as an entrepreneur, how to deal with being the idea guy and having ideas fail, where is that line of transparency, especially if you only have 10 or 20 employees, how to be attached to the highest-level outcome but not be attached to how you get there...
Check out the episode highlights: How she became a financial expert and what made a pivotal difference in her company finances and growth as an entrepreneur, how she came up with an idea with no prior knowledge and how it worked, why your budget and constraint system should be the captain of the ship, why her goal is always to be the least important person in her company...
Check out the episode highlights: How she created a $50 million postcard empire, why speed of particle flow alone determines power, how she created a marketing team that is now an industry juggernaut, why you need to go BIG on your quantity, and then tweak it for quality ...
I recently sat down with my friend Justin Ledford, author of Visions to the Top, to discuss how visualization strategies can improve productivity in business. Justin is a visualization expert and knows what makes people productive.
Justin shared how to build a visualization mindset, four steps to visualization and productivity tips to make your business more effective and efficient.
Check out these episode highlights: How Kajabi became what it is today, how to create, sell, and market your online course, how to infuse your courses so it’s not just another marketing program, possible trends in the next 10 to 20 years in the internet...
A few highlights from this episode: How to shift your focus from earning for wealth to earning for philanthropy, how to deal with online haters, how studying every day has a huge impact on your success...
A few Learning Objectives for this episode: How to recognize what makes you truly happy, tips and tricks on managing your whole day, what helps and motivates people to write, tips on writing your own book...
Things you will learn from Kelsey: How to mitigate your goals and being happy in your life, how to push yourself out of your comfort zone, how to know your limitation and take risks, how to balance your personal life and business...
Things you will learn from Todd Tresidder: Why you can fail 99 times out of 100 in business and still have all of the wealth you ever need, how to keep pursuing your biggest obstacle even though you fail, learn the 6 types of leverage
Know the risks and rewards of hiring, how to determine whether to spend on a new marketing funnel or not, how deep do you go into learning before delegating...
A few highlights from this episode: How to ACTUALLY systemize your business, how to determine the most important roles to hire and how to find the right person for your business, how to move people around into different roles and give them the reigns, what to do when you get burnout and are ready to throw in the towel...
Few things you will learn from this episode: Why staying small is the next big thing for a business, should business owners hire or not, how to know if you are good in managing people and how to find your strengths, how to understand the roles you need in your business, how to understand where to put your resources, how to mitigate your current needs and your future needs...
Things you will learn: Her journey as an entrepreneur, how to rebuild your business from nothing, how to manage and balance work and family as a woman and mother, how to mitigate your team member and clients, how to use Feel, Felt, Found technique in your business, in growing as an entrepreneur, when is the time to invest in yourself and when is time to stop...
Few things you will learn from Paul: Paul's transition from being an employee to an entrepreneur, when is the right time to hire, step-by-step process in find a good talent with a security clearance, how to manage and motivate employees, how to pick your ideal clients, how to have manage your time for business and family effectively...
Few things you will learn from this episode: The email management system that no longer requires you, how to perfect your inbox management system, how to free up several hours during the week by doing this one thing, how to set up timeline, testers, and price for a new business...
I recently sat down with my friend Matthew Pollard, known as The Rapid Growth Guy and the author of The Introvert’s Edge.
We’ve known each other for years, and it was awesome chatting with him.
Matthew is known for being productive and efficient. He’s created business systems and processes that support his desired lifestyle. And he shared his top four productivity principles he’s used to create a thriving company.
Learnings for this episode: How to dive into a new startup idea (and make it huge), how to jumpstart your business into an industry that has almost no innovation, how to present your idea into the world - what works and what doesn’t, how doing the one thing that you've been putting off can help move forward to your goal of a million...
A few highlights from this episode: Hacks to turn your decisions into successful habits, why 87% of investment results in decision making and how to make better decisions with your money, the two things that are absolutely critical to push through some of these challenging times, how creating that Monday morning checklist can help move forward towards your goal of a million...
A few Learning Objectives for this episode: How to identify your top priority and actually do something with it, how the One Thing is helping people be more productive and more aware of their priorities, how to be accountable to your team and family, the four thieves of productivity, how to systematically create a process to plan and create goals that are engaging...
Counselor, speaker, and consultant – Joe Sanok
I’m excited to have my great friend, Entrepreneur and Counselor, Joe Sanok on the show! In this episode, Joe talks about how his business, Practice of the Practices teaches healthcare professionals, mostly counselors in private practice, chiropractors, massage therapists how to start, scale, and grow their private practices online and offline with really innovative ideas. (things you don’t learn in grad school!)
As a BONUS to Eventual Millionaire listeners, Joe’s giving away over 30 different tools for FREE Visit practiceofthepractice.com/em. (You’ll find different checklists for different phases of practice and five different e-books)
A few Learning Objectives for this episode:
How he launched Practice of the Practice to blog about what he learned in business, marketing, and private practice.
The low-hanging fruit out there for anyone that’s at the start, grow, or scale phase.
How to prioritize and scale and market your business online and offline
Easy platforms to learn to be at the top 10 percent
The processes that can help you continue to scale so that you can leave for weeks on end and have your practice still make you money.
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Jaime Masters: Welcome to Eventual Millionaire. I am Jaime Masters and I am ridiculously excited to have my very good friend, Joe Sanok, on the show. He runs Practice of the Practice. He teaches different therapists and psychotherapists how to actually start and grow their practice. Thank you so much for coming on the shoe today.
Joe Sanok: Jaime, I am so excited to be here.
Jaime: When we were giggling, or I was giggling, you were probably laughing like a man beforehand.
Joe: I can giggle. I have two daughters. I can giggle every once in a while.
Jaime: Because we have been friends for such a long time, so it’s so amazing to have you on the show. Explain to everybody what exactly Practice of the Practice does.
Joe: We help healthcare professionals, mostly counselors in private practice, chiropractors, massage therapists, to start, scale, and grow their private practices with really innovative ideas. So, things that we typically don’t learn in grad school.
Jaime: And that’s the funny thing. No offense, but when you look at the service professional side, what they’re learning on the skillset side is amazing. What they’re learning on the business side, like literally people will come to me and be like, oh, I’m supposed to get my business cards and hand them out at networking events, right? And that’s sort of the old-school way. Don’t get me wrong. That stuff can actually work too. But you actually go over a lot more ideas. So, what do you say “innovative” is?
Joe: I think a lot of those traditional ways still really work in the private practice space.
Founder of Advance Your Reach – Pete Vargas
For well over a decade we have seen how speaking is the fastest way to grow a business or organization – we see so many people with important messages getting frustrated with other channels. Each marketing channel has a purpose (and we now do use more than just speaking ourselves), however when you want to connect with your audience in a more personal way – speaking is the way to go.
And it’s not just about speaking in person OR booking large national stages (though there are benefits to both). Digital stages (including podcasts) and even the local stages in your backyard are goldmines of possibility for people with a message to share.
We believe Stages are one of the fastest ways to build your business, and they both started their businesses by getting on stages. Did you know that there are 40 different online stages and 40 different offline stages that you can be on? To see your business explode, you only need to know how to get on a select few of them.
In this session, Pete Vargas will teach you the step-by-step system that he and his team have used to FIND & BOOK over 25,000 stages across the world (including Mindshare, the White House & Oprah).
Learning Objectives for this Session:
Find out who controls stages and how to win them over
The Business Model of Speaking: all the Offline and Online Stages you can get on
Gold mining: How to find the right stages for you (this is one of the biggest challenges people face)
Learn our step-by-step marketing campaign that’s been responsible for winning over 25,000 stages!
Bold Promise: Start winning stages within the Next Week!
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Jaime: Welcome to “Eventual Millionaire.” I’m Jaime Masters, and I finally have on the show today Pete Vargas III, who has no middle name. Funny I just found that out. You can find him at advanceyourreach.com, and he is really amazing at helping people in business be on the stage, and actually be good at it and sell more.
Thanks so much for coming on the show today.
Pete: Yeah, I’m excited to be here. I feel like I have known you for a long time. We have so many common friends, and we’re finally connecting.
Jaime: I know, I really do feel like I already know you, especially now that I know you have no middle name, where we’re actually connected. But Pat Flynn was the one that was like, “Oh, Pete Vargas, blah blah blah.” And your name was dropped everywhere. I thought I knew all the people, but I didn’t know you yet. So tell me a little bit about how you came into being, so that way – not into actually being, but you know what I mean.
Pete: Yes, let’s got there. Well, mom and dad – no, I’m just joking. Yeah, Pat, I love Pat, so I hope the blah blah blah was good blah blah blah.
Amazing, good. No, I – yeah, I grew up in Texas, and I went to school in Texas, and thought I was going to go into the corporate world,
Founder of the world’s largest online nutrition coaching company, Precision Nutrition – Dr. John Berardi
I invited amazing business owner Dr. John Berardi on the show, not only to hear about how he grew to over 50 employees, but to give us the research on how we can be smarter, better business owners.
Our health, and mental state affects our business, and I wanted to know the simple changes we needed to make to get into a peak state. You won’t want to miss this!
Check out PrecisionNutrition.com for more info!
Intermittent fasting book: http://www.precisionnutrition.com/intermittent-fasting
Nutrition for kids: http://www.precisionnutrition.com/all-about-nutrition-for-kids
Thanks so much for listening!
Jaime: Are you ready for something different today? I've been doing research, over a hundred millionaires that I've been interviewing, especially for this book coming up. One thing that I noticed that I thought was really interesting is less than ten percent of them are either overweight or obese. I thought that was interesting especially because you hear the reports that over fifty percent of America is overweight or obese. I was trying to find out more information on this, especially because personally I know that I work better when I eat better. Since you guys are all business owners, self-employed, entrepreneurs, I wanted to bring you some more information on maybe what we can be doing to make ourselves better. Right? Better, faster, stronger, superhuman. So I actually brought Dr. John Berardi on the show. He's going to be talking all about that. Not only the nutrition side of things which is a little bit different, he also talks about how he grew a huge nutritional business, in a huge multi-million dollars, and he's amazing at that too. I got to ask him a ton of questions about that. It's packed with information, with small tweaks and changes you can be doing in your personal life or in your business to make a big difference. So it's a little different, and I hope you like it. Take care.
Jaime: Welcome to Eventual Millionaire. I'm Jaime Tardy, and today I'm really excited to have Dr. John Berardi on the show. He owns a company called Precision Nutrition, and as I was writing my book, I was trying to find out more information, especially research driven scientific information on how to be better business owners by what we eat and how we exercise. He was highly recommended by many, many people. He actually was named one of the twenty smartest fitness coaches by Livestrong dot com. The other thing is, apparently he also helped train UFC fighters, one specifically George St. Pierre who I adore. You guys know that. We're really excited to have him on the show today. Thanks so much for coming on, John.
John: Thank you for having me. This is a real honor to be part of this. I just appreciate you reaching out and giving me the forum to share some great information with all of viewers and listeners.
Jaime: Awesome. What I'm going to do and we're going to do this a little bit differently than I normally do. Normally we only talk about business, but at first we're going to talk about business with John because he has a ridiculousl...
Founder of WPEngine – Jason Cohen
Jason has had 4 businesses that were all a million or more in revenue. He gives hardcore advice and tactics to get you more revenue, AND tells us how to know if we have a great business idea.
His newest startup is WPEngine (my hosting company that I LOVE!) and he describes in detail how he knew that this would be a million dollar plus business before he started.
Check out WPEngine.com for more info!
He also has an amazing blog at ASmartBear.com
Thanks so much for listening!
Jaime: I’m so lucky to have Jason Cohen on the show today. He is a serial entrepreneur who has started over four businesses that have all done revenue of over $1 million – way over on some of them – so he is the guy to listen to. Today he goes through, step-by-step, exactly how he recently created WP Engine, which is a hosting company that I use, and he has got it over $1 million already, even though it’s still a baby. He talks about how to validate your idea – what he went through, the step-by-step process that he went through to figure out whether it was a good idea or not. It’s not just people saying ‘Yes, that’s a good idea.’ That’s not it. He also talks about how to increase and double your revenue – he’s all about doubling. I hope you get a ton out of this interview – I know I did.
Announcer: Welcome to the Eventual Millionaire podcast with your host, Jaime Tardy. Real talk and real advice from real millionaires, with a sharp focus on you – the eventual millionaire.
Jaime: Welcome to Eventual Millionaire. I’m Jaime Tardy and today on the show we have Jaosn Cohen. Jason is super cool,I met him in Austin, Texas, and he is the founder of WP Engine which I actually just switched over to, about two or three weeks ago, for my hosting company. So far I love them, they’ve been wonderful – which is what he wants he hear! HE doesn’t want to hear me say they suck! One of the things that I’ve found really interesting about his background is that he’s started over four companies, all with over $1 million in revenue, all profitable, which is also huge, and he hasa ton of experience, so I’m super excited to have him on the show today. Thanks so much for coming on, Jason.
Jason: Thanks for having me.
Jaime: You have an incredible track record. The first thing I want to ask is did you always know you wanted to be an entrepreneur?
Jason: I always knew that I needed to do things my own way and the really nice way to say that and hopefully make some money is to become an entrepreneur instead of just a disgruntled employee which, I have no doubt, I would have done if I hadn’t been lucky enough to find this path instead.
Jaime: Fired over and over again, right?
Jason: I think you’re either built to need to do your own thing and start your own company or not. Hopefully that can be channeled in a positive way and you’ll also be successful and stay on that path. Some people watch movies like the Facebook movie and say ‘That sounds fun, I want to do that,’ and they won’tsucceed because it’s not in their DNA. I think they just have it.
American entrepreneur, best selling author and public speaker – Seth Godin
I bring you THE Seth Godin. He usually doesn’t like talking about money specifically because it’s not part of his mission. He wants people to create their art, regardless of the money. But I had to ask, what if the money doesn’t come?
Learn in this interview why Think and Grow Rich might not be the best book, why it’s only about the money to a point, and Seth’s thoughts on climbing past your fears and flying closer to the sun.
You will love this!!
Go to SethGodin.com for more info!
Thanks so much for listening!
Welcome to Eventual Millionaire. I’m Jaime Tardy and today I am lucky to have Seth Godin on the show. I am super excited. He has written a new book called The Icarus Deception. It was all through kick starter. Did an amazing job on that and I am really excited. Thank you so much for coming on, Seth.
SETH GODIN: Thanks for having me and thanks for the generosity in the work you do.
JAIME TARDY: Thank you. That’s the first time someone has ever thanked me, as I’ve had them show. Thank you very much. Tell me first a little bit about Icarus Deception, because I know my friend Natalie Sisson took pictures of it, because I don’t have it yet. She took pictures of it so I could read and get a gist more about what I wanted. Go ahead and tell us a little bit more about it.
SETH GODIN: I don’t know if I can give you a gist, but I can give you a rant.
JAIME TARDY: Please.
SETH GODIN: We all grew up and our parents grew up and our grandparents grew up with an industrial mindset. Industrialists make a lot of money. They made us all rich. Industrialism is about polishing the systems that exist to make them a little faster, a little cheaper and a little bit more reliable. Black Friday and buying a lot of stuff for Christmas and getting a raise and getting a good parking space and going to a famous college and making yes a million dollars, those are all industrial outputs and we’ve been doing it for so long we think it’s normal.
I wrote this rant for several reasons. The first is it’s not normal. It has only been going on for 100 years. Second it’s ending. It’s ending really in quite a crash the way all old eras end and there is a new revolution right here, our revolution, that has nothing to do with calmly and repeatedly churning out a little bit more of what we used to do and everything to do about connection and art and making a ruckus and making a difference and mattering and doing work that we’re proud of and so what drives me every day and has for a long time is what sort of impact do we have the privilege to make.
JAIME TARDY: Tell me what is this new revolution? How can we know what this next trend is so we can be a part of it?
SETH GODIN: Matt Ridley has a great riff. This is a computer mouse and he points out that there is no one on earth who knows how to make one; no one. If it weren’t for the organized efforts of 50,000 people, you could not make a mouse. Between getting the metal, creating the plastic, understanding the software, understanding the hardware, understanding the operations and then shipping it to your house, this is the work of a team of people and that team of people coordinated everything with nothing but this.
When we think about how rich and detailed our interactions are now compared t...
Originator of GTD, founder of David Allen Co – David Allen
David Allen is the godfather of productivity. If you haven’t read his books yet, you must. But it’s one thing to read a great productivity system, and it’s very different to implement it and sustain those tactics in your everyday life. In this episode I grill David to find out how to make daily overwhelm disappear, and how to organize everything in business and life. (and keep it organized!!)
You don’t want to miss this!
Here is a quick visual of the GTD workflow so you can understand how to implement pieces into your life today.
You can follow David on Twitter
Thanks so much for listening!
Jaime: Have you ever felt overwhelmed? Have you ever said “I wish I had enough time,” or “I don’t have enough time for that?” That’s something that entrepreneurs say over and over and over again. Today’s episode I feature the godfather of productivity, David Allen, from the book Getting Things Done. Now if you haven’t heard of it yet, you need to go out and get it, or watch this episode because he does a whole recap on exactly what that is. He doesn’t think you should have anything, anything in your head. No to-do’s, no remembering the milk, no, none of that stuff. All of it should be out in a system that you can trust. Now I’ve learned all about Getting Things Done, and I thought it was really difficult to implement at first until I did this interview with him. Listen in because he sort of scolds me on exactly what I should be doing, and it’s helped tremendously. I did this interview a few weeks ago, and I just wanted to do the intro after I had done a few weeks of it. Let me just say it has really changed all of my productivity. Thank you so much, David Allen, from me, and I hope you enjoy listening to it. David is a riot. Take care.
Jaime: Welcome to Eventual Millionaire. I’m Jaime Tardy, and I’m really excited today to have David Allen. He wrote the amazing book called Getting Things Done. I’m sure you’ve heard of it before. If you haven’t, you might have been living under a rock. We like to call him the godfather of productivity. I’m so excited he said yes to come on the show today. Thanks so much for coming on, David.
David: Sure thing, Jaime. I’m happy to be here.
Jaime: So just so you know the people that are listening to this either want to be entrepreneurs or are entrepreneurs. What I would love to know because you’ve been doing this for a very long time, do you have any tips, like one or two quick tips on what entrepreneurs can do to really get their schedule better? If you know, people that are entrepreneurs have a thousand ideas and not a lot of productivity habits that we stick with. So do you have any one or two things that we might be able to do?
David: You know, overall, especially for people who are kind of running their own show and wearing a lot of different hats, it becomes particularly critical that you get the appropria...
Entrepreneur (http://Priceline.com , http://uBid.com , ColorJar), Experienced CEO, Worldwide Motivational Speaker, Board Advisor, Film and Music Producer – Jeff Hoffman
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Jaime Masters: Welcome to Eventual Millionaire. I am Jaime Masters, and you have no idea how excited I am to have Jeff Hoffman on the show. Now, Jeff has been a part of amazing companies like Priceline.com, uBid.com, most recently ColorJar.com, along with a huge bio of film producer and all this other stuff.
And what I found so amazing when I met him personally, a few months ago, is he spoke on stage, captivated the audience, and then went out in the audience and talked to absolutely everyone, which is kind of unheard of for speakers.
So, thank you so much for coming on. I know I’m talking to you like you’re not here, but I really appreciate you coming on the show. Thanks so much for coming on today.
Jeff Hoffman: You bet. Thank you for having me.
Jaime Masters: It’s rare, unfortunately, to see speakers actually sitting in the audience. And then also – you had a crowd around you, and you took the time to actually be with everyone, whereas all the other speakers were bouncing around, and flying on planes, and not going to anything. So, why do you do that?
Jeff Hoffman: It’s two reasons. Thank you for even noticing that. One of them is because that’s the commitment I made to giving back, by mentoring. So you can’t just – when you’re giving back, you don’t just do it when it’s easy and convenient. Right? You do what you have to do when the opportunity presents itself. But the other way – the other reason – honestly, is that that’s how I learned, as well.
You don’t learn something by standing on stage then immediately hopping in a limo to the airport and going home. You learn something by interacting with people and finding out – like the conversations you and I had there in Austin. Finding out what people are focused on, worried about, learning about. So, it helps me build my knowledge base and it helps me keep my commitment to trying to give back.
Jaime Masters: So, you don’t feel like you know everything? Or, I mean, know – I’m saying this facetiously, right, but you’ve probably, I’m sure, done this over, and over, and over, and asked people questions, and mentored people. You don’t feel like you sort of know already what’s going on?
Jeff Hoffman: Well, no, because there’s always something new. For example, not that many years ago, we would have never predicted that we would use our phone for everything but phone calls. Right?
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