127: The Decision Makeover - Mike Whitaker

September 5, 2017

The Decision Makeover

Mike Whitaker is a featured speaker and business development specialist. He is the founder of Idea Gateway and serves as a founder and board member for RevTech, a Dallas-based technology accelerator. In addition, Mike is launching three new platforms: The Idea Filter™, WisePath® and The Institute for Self Reliance to further assist personal goal achievement and income certainty in an uncertain economy. Mike has also served as Chairman & CEO for several companies and has launched a dozen other businesses in the areas of software development, manufacturing and professional services. He received his B.S. in Cognitive Psychology from the University of Kansas and his MBA from the Price College of Business at the University of Oklahoma.

CLICK HERE for Mike's website

CLICK HERE for Mike's book, "The Decision Makeover"

On today’s episode we discuss:

  • Why we all need a decision makeover

  • How can we be happy and successful

  • Overcoming the “this isn’t where I thought I’d be” thoughts

  • The power of a “reset”

  • Goals in life and the power of setting prime goals

  • Fulfilling the “deposits” of life

  • How successful people analyze decisions

  • Fail fast & fix fast

  • Perspective on our success path: freedom

  • Applying Mike’s system of success

  • How to become a “Decisionator”

And so much more…

Mike's Impact: Wants people to feel for a long time his tough love, the fierce loyalty he holds for what they want to achieve in life.

Mike's nuggets of wisdom

“We get what we decide”

“Define your own success”

“Decisions make life easier when you make them right”

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126: The Tree Metaphor - Stephen TrueLove

August 15, 2017

The Tree Metaphor

Stephen TrueLove utilizes coaching techniques that include a range of therapies and holistic practices. He has helped his clients overcome a variety of issues for over fifteen years; from bereavement to self-confidence, depression & anxiety to smoking cessation or weight loss, and much more.  Each client is looked at on a deep individual level where he helps them identify the issue and help them move past their limiting beliefs by creating the right mindset that allows them to be the person they were meant to be.

CLICK HERE for Stephen's website

CLICK HERE for Stephen's book, "Journey of Self Discovery and Learning"

  

On today’s episode we discuss:

  • drilling down into your life’s purpose

  • POBS - patterns of behavior (conditioning)

           A POB from Stephen’s life and when he discovered it

  • The tree metaphor

  • Helping ourselves and others discover "light bulb" moments

  • What happened to Stephen at the age of 34 that changed everything

  •  Who is Steven Gilligan?

  • How Stephen worked through deeply rooted fears in his life

  • What is NLP? Neuro-Linguistic Programming

  • Stephens book 

And so much more…

 

Stephen's impact: Wants to be remembered as someone who made an impact and who helped assist people to be the best version of themselves, to enjoy life, laugh more, and have open arms to welcome things into their lives, albeit good or bad.

 

Stephen's nuggets of wisdom

“The most empowering thing you can do for a person is allowing them the opportunity to see something for themselves because then they have the resources to make the changes that work best for them”

“We’re all on a journey”

 

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125: The Champions Mindset - Chris Romulo

July 11, 2017

The Champions Mindset

Chris Romulo is a Queens, New York native who always yearned for growth. In his early twenties, he transformed himself from a street kid into a Muay Thai Champion with over 40 fights and 5 titles under his belt. Today, he’s a coach at his gym CROM Physical Culture and mindset speaker to both youth and adults. Chris has taken what he’s learned in the ring and turned it into a practical curriculum, U.P.R.I.S.E. The curriculum shows you how to tap into your natural abilities and become the champion of your life.  In May of 2017, Chris co-authored and published his memoir, Champions Uprising, which displays his unwavering mindset of determination, grit, and perseverance of spirit.

CLICK HERE for Chris' website

CLICK HERE for Chris' book, "Champions Uprising"

  

On today’s episode we discuss:

  • Chris’s tip on how he drives himself out of bed in the morning
  • How Chris overcame fear and self-doubt that he carried through childhood
  • When Chris realized Muy Thai and martial arts was going to be the path for his life
  • The importance of getting the right people on your “bus”
    • The crabs in a barrel metaphor
  • The importance of accepting other people's behavior for what it is and moving on to improve yourself
  • Applying the principles of May Thai fighting to your life
  • Chris’s Acronym: C.H.A.M.P.S
  • The power of pushing outside of your comfort zone
  • Having a champion mindset at home
  • A lesson from a Muy Thai fighter
  • Chris' book

And so much more…

Chris' Impact: Wants to know that he inspired someone to be better and that he can be a reminder for someone that life can be beautiful and they can pick themselves up and dust themselves off and keep fighting and start that champions uprising when they feel like they’re down and out.

 

Chris' nugget of wisdom

“You want to make sure you’re attracting other champions to you. Not being stuck with the people who aren’t moving you forward… you want to be with the people who are on the same mission as you”

“We’re all victims of happenstance. We react to what happens in our life. instead of saying, “let me take control, let me know that my mind and my mindset is going to be the most powerful tool I can use when things are going great and maybe when things maybe aren’t going so great”

 

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124: Courage amidst tragedy - Rich Rotanz

July 4, 2017

Courage amidst tragedy

Rich Rotanz. Emergency Manager, Safety, and Fire Science Professional with forty years of experience in public policy, safety and mitigation, emergency management, fire protection, rescue tactics, hazardous materials incidents and planning/research for all natural, civil, and technological hazards including acts of terrorism.

CLICK HERE to contact Rich

 

On today’s (Part II) episode we discuss:

  • Lessons from Rich’s experience of 9/11
  • The importance of being aware of your surroundings
  • Stories of unsung heroes
  • Why focus is so important amidst tragedy
  • The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and why it was so crucial to rescue efforts
  • Moments of beauty amidst disaster
  • Incredible accounts of individuals stepping up to help out
  • The resiliency of the various rescue teams and volunteers
  • Applying lessons from major tragedies like 9/11 to your everyday life
  • Rich’s definition of courage

And so much more…

Rich's Impact: Want's to be remembered for being a dad and a husband

 

Rich's nugget of wisdom

“Courage takes on all forms”

 

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123: Enrichment Through Service - Rich Rotanz

June 27, 2017

Enrichment Through Service

Rich Rotanz. Emergency Manager, Safety, and Fire Science Professional with forty years of experience in public policy, safety and mitigation, emergency management, fire protection, rescue tactics, hazardous materials incidents and planning/research for all natural, civil, and technological hazards including acts of terrorism.

CLICK HERE to contact Rich

 

On today’s episode we discuss:

  • How Rich became so involved with the NYC Fire Department
  • Building a life of enrichment and character through service
  • Gratitude for opportunity and relationships
  • Proving your value through hard work
  • How Rich approaches sensitive communication in his line of work
  • Having a team mentality
  • Communication starts at home
  • The simple power of volunteer work

And so much more…

Rich's nuggets of wisdom

"You want to have integrity, you want to have endurance, and you want to have the desire to really go forward and also the courage to say, you know what, “I have to take this on?” OR “alright I failed” and even if you failed, you bounce right back up and keep trying"

“There’s no I in team”

 

Part 2 with Rich goes live next Tuesday – stay tuned!!

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122: Connection And Purpose Through Transformation - Luis Congdon

June 13, 2017

Connection And Purpose Through Transformation

This week is a re-run of one of my most popular episodes with Luis Congdon, The co-founder of Thriving Launch an online business resource and podcast to help business owners map out clear and practical tips that are essential to thrive in today's economy. Luis also hosts a podcast with his girlfriend called Lasting Love Connection where they interview the top relationship experts to help couples and singles keep their love passionate and strong and enduring. Luis lives a life of gratitude and transparency. He has a heart of giving and an incredible drive for entrepreneurship, I’m honored that he joined us on the Positivity Effect.

 

Luis’ story

  • Born in Columbia during the height of the cocaine cartel
  • Never knew his birth father and he lost his mother at the age of 5 years old
  • Was adopted to the United States and simultaneously felt loved and confused when that relationship ended in divorce
  • Through everything he had been through in life, he developed a drive to end human suffering around the age of 15
  • His journey led him to practice Buddhism for almost a decade
  • After many years of practicing Buddhism, he realized he was missing human connection
  • He fell in love with someone but she fell out of love with him and left.
  • He used that experience to springboard himself to be a successful marriage coach in the non-profit arena
  • Together, he and his now girlfriend Kamala developed two powerhouse internet resources:

Thought on becoming a monk: He was striving for perfection and realized he didn’t have to be.

Luis’ thoughts on having an online business

  • Took a long time to become okay with accepting payment
  • Through deep reflection of the value he provides, he can internally accept what he charges for an hourly rate
  • Recants on how it can be difficult sometimes to find that balance of generosity
  • We have to learn to be okay with what we desire (in his case income from an online business)

 

“Learn how to take care of yourself as an entrepreneur”

 

Thoughts on life

  • Why we need coaching/mentorship: “There are so many things we don’t know that we don’t know”
  • At birth: we are safe and 100% provided for
  • After birth: We begin the universal journey of learning to obtain what we want in life through tears, demands, & fighting.
  • We learn “no”
  • Everything is the highest order (i.e. our physical relationships and our spiritual relationships)
  • Happiness is magnified when we can share it with someone

 

Soul Food

  • God gives regardless. “Be like God” – Dr. Wayne Dyer
  • “Does the sun ever say to the flowers you owe me?” – Hafiz (Imagine what a love like that could do for the world)
  • “Love is how we feel about ourselves and how we relate to ourselves” – Don Miguel Ruiz
  • “Everything is energy” – Albert Einstein
  • Luis believes we add our own meaning to the world

 

Gratitude

  • “Every time we take a breath, that’s the last time we breathe that breath in that moment”

 

Book recommendation

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121: The Crystal Staircase - Jaret Grossman

June 6, 2017

The Crystal Staircase

Jaret Grossman is the co-founder of a popular fitness brand, Muscle Prodigy. Jaret's mission in creating this brand and product was to help debunk fitness myths that have existed for decades and help millions of people change their bodies naturally like he was able to without deprivation. Jaret was 96 pounds his freshman year of high school and was able to more than double his body weight, get down to 6% body fat, and become a 3x All-American wrestler. 

 

CLICK HERE for Jaret's personal blog

CLICK HERE for Muscle Prodigy

CLICK HERE for Jaret's Youtube channel

CLICK HERE for Jaret's book "Cracking The Code"

On today’s episode we discuss:

  • How fitness shifted his internal self-image
  • What is true "work ethic" and why it's so crucial to success
  • The importance of defining your vision and defining "deep reasons"
  • Breaking down Jaret's motivational audio track, "The Crystal Staircase"
    • Take action!
  • Why Jaret put a video out on youtube every single day for a year
  • Breaking down Jaret's motivational audio track, "time is so precious"
    • Productivity
  • Controlling what events/things mean to you
  • The power of being in a peak state and how Jaret applies this concept

And so much more…

Jaret's nuggets of wisdom

“It's out of my need, essentially to solve problems. Mainly that starts with trying to solve your own problems. You eventually gain some golden nuggets, and wisdom and insight, and that becomes valuable for other people”

“It'ss the middle ground of, well I'm not sure if this isn’t going to work, and we just hesitate. It’s this perpetual hesitation in a way. What’s really holding us back is some element of fear”

"If you can help as many people as possible, not only will it come back you, you will also experience more pleasure and the world will experience more pleasure"

Jaret's Impact: Wants to be remembered as someone who was a force for good and who always put out pure energy into the world

 

Another episode of the Positivity Effect goes live next Tuesday – stay tuned!!

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120: The Fingerprint Metaphor - Jim Rees

May 30, 2017

The Fingerprint Metaphor

 

Jim Rees is an Ultra Cyclist, Ironman Triathlete, Author and Executive Coach. Co-founder of The Long And The Short Of It, Jim and his business partner Mark Foster combine the experiences of two very different athletic styles: sprint and endurance. With that, they join as one mind to help their clients understand the required cognitive and emotional discipline for competition how that translates into specific behaviors for success and reaching high-performance targets. 

 

CLICK HERE for Jim's Website

CLICK HERE for Jim's book "A Quick Guide To Emotional Intelligence"

 

On today’s episode we discuss:

  • Applying a "weekend warrior" Ultra Cyclist mentality to everyday life
  • The meditative properties of cycling
  • The power of pushing through repetitive tasks
  • How mastering the skill of "choice" can help grow any area of your life
  • Pain/pleasure decisions
  • The power of taking personal responsibility
  • Tuning into your internal dialogue

And so much more... 

Jim's nuggets of wisdom

“Every decision we make is based on pain and pleasure”

The importance of dialing in our awareness to our pain/pleasure trigger points

“We have a feeling which then drives our thinking. Actually, it's the feeling-thinking trap that we get caught up in as human beings. As opposed to what really it should be is, thinking feeling”

 

Another episode of the Positivity Effect goes live next Tuesday – stay tuned!!

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119: Rhythm and Flow – Erin Elizabeth Wells

December 20, 2016

Positivity Effect by Dr. Tom 119:Rhythm And Flow - Erin Elizabeth Wells

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Rhythm And Flow

Erin Elizabeth Wells is a Productivity Strategist who works with high performers including corporate leaders, entrepreneurs, and influencers to improve their productivity, focus, and effectiveness in their work and daily life. Her approach focuses on creating productivity with purpose for her clients connecting to the WHY of our action rather than simply doing more faster. – she’s the founder of the productivity company Living Peace and now functions under the company title Chosen Course.

CLICK HERE for Erin’s Website

CLICK HERE to download her FREE Life Rhythm Map

On today’s episode we discuss:

  • Erin’s journey into the productivity world
  • Why disorganization occurs in all of us
  • Why it’s important to dial in the “Why” of organization
  • Focusing on our sense of purpose and direction
  • The value of entrepreneurship
  • Active vs. reactive
  • Getting a hold of your day
  • Tasks vs. goals
  • Why SMART goals may not work
  • Why you can’t compartmentalize balance in your life
  • Focusing on the WIN

 

Erin’s Impact: She hopes that the people who’s lives she’s touched would say that they lived life with intentionality because of her interactions and the things they were inspired to consider based on their conversations

Erin’s nuggets of wisdom

“How many times in our lives has something significant occurred, and the systems that were in place before that event no longer fit the life that we’re living”

“In any major life change, if you are introducing something new, and you don’t know why it’s important to you, the likelihood of it sustaining for a long period of time is small”

“We’re all very good at keeping ourselves busy. Just kind of having a whole bunch of things that show up in our worlds that drive our attention but they may or may not be the things that are most moving the things that we care about most deepest forward”

“I encourage people to throw out the old concept of annualized thinking. Don’t wait for a specific moment like January 1st.”

“Create the shape, but hold it loosly”

Another episode of the Positivity Effect goes live next Tuesday – stay tuned!!

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118: Visualizing Positivity – Glenn Poveromo

December 13, 2016

Positivity Effect by Dr. Tom 118: Visualizing Positivity – Glenn Poveromo

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Visualizing Positivity

Glenn Poveromo is a Personal Development Facilitator. He has created The Power of Visualization, a self-help program offering mental tools and strategies that empower you to live your best life possible. The Power of Visualization will teach you techniques that allow your powerful mind to work for you and gain the confidence you will need to achieve success in all areas of your life.

CLICK HERE for Glenn’s Website

On today’s episode we discuss:

  • What drove Glenn to spread positivity
  • Flipping the positivity switch
  • Glenn’s experience as a teacher and how he would drive his students towards positivity and generate a sense of hunger for life within each and every one of them
  • Why anything worthy in life begins with belief
  • How to find mentorship
  • Why age is not a requirement for positive growth
  • The power of mentoring the youth
  • How thoughts/emotions manifest physical reactions in your body
  • The guitar metaphor
  • The power of visualization

Glenn’s Impact: Glenn wishes to be remembered as someone who helped the world a little better.

Glenn’s nuggets of wisdom

“Anyone likes to be reinforced with positive feelings and positive emotions and I just saw that as my obligation, as my commitment as an educator to help impart that to the kids so that when they believed in themselves, they performed at an entirely different way if they didn’t believe in themselves”

‘You uplift people by your own spirit”

“I believe you have a responsibility to bring what you know out to people because you can help people in their awareness”

“How would you like to spend your living time? Would you like to spend it in a positive way of thinking and feeling or would you prefer to spend it in the negative way of thinking and feeling, and what’s the better choice?”

“I was not an innately positive person growing up.”

“We can speak to ourselves as a coach or a critic. The coach is going to give a solution, the critic is going to dig in with a knife”

“There’s a coherent between what we think and what we feel in our heart”

Another episode of the Positivity Effect goes live next Tuesday – stay tuned!!

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