025: Timeless success wisdom from a prolific entrepreneur (with John Saddington)

team-johnDo you know what the secret to life is? One thing. Just one thing. You stick to that and everything else don’t mean $#!7.

That’s the wisdom Curly passes on in the movie City Slickers, and it’s the wisdom so many of us feel like we’re chasing.

We want to find the one thing that’s going to make us happy. We want to find the one thing that will transform us into a success story. We want to find the one thing that will make our business soar.

We look at guys like John Saddington (our guest on the show today) and think, “Wow, John’s got it all figured out. John found his one thing.”

After all, John was the youngest executive in the history of a Fortune 50 company. He holds two masters degrees. He’s started and successfully exited numerous software startups. All this and he’s in his early thirties, so he must have found his “one thing,” right?

Wrong. In fact, I was shocked when John told me, “I have no f-ing idea what I want to do with my life.”

In John’s eyes his story is just beginning. He may have some skins on the wall, but he knows there is still so much to learn and so far to go before he could ever consider himself experienced.

Starting and selling a successful business is just a single bullet point in the story John is creating with his life. That’s a powerful reminder for what we’re all really after – stories, not ‘w’s.

I’m thrilled to have John share that wisdom and so much more in our session today.

John shares with us:
- The moment when he realized what was really important in life.
- The powerful limiting belief he had to overcome to become a successful entrepreneur.
- Priceless advice for getting your next business idea off on the right foot.

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024: The real reason your goals didn’t work

People have long said that goals are the most basic building block for success. Without goals you’re just a ship without a rudder.

But there’s more to the story, and if you just jump in and start setting goals you’re going to set yourself up for disappointment.

I’ve done this myself, it’s how I know the feeling of teeing up a big audacious goal and striking out. It’s enough to make you give up on goal setting altogether!

Which is what a lot of people did.

A couple years back there was a big “no goals” movement amongst personal development blogs. Some really successful people came out and said, “Goal setting isn’t the way to achievement anymore.”

Scores of people followed suit and renounced goal setting as an effective achievement method. While I wasn’t one of them myself, I eventually experimented with a “no goals” year (albeit inadvertently).

What I learned during that year and the year following (where I course corrected) is what I want to share with you today.

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023: Bringing Your Vision To Life (with James Woosley)

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It’s easy to put other people on a pedestal who are farther down the road from you. Their advantages are clear, their efforts are fruitful.

But none of that will get you where you need to go (probably not news to you is it).

James Woosley has been there just like me, just like you, and just like everyone else who goes down the road of building their own thing. Only James has one big difference that sets him apart – he’s learned how to execute in the face of those challenges.

At the most fundamental level James’s gift is helping people bring their visions to life. James can see the picture in your mind and help you plot the path on the map that will get you there.

In today’s session James talks about some of the key pieces to getting this to work, and he also shares some really great personal insights about his own journey putting these pieces together.

Listen to this interview to learn:
- Why James’s coach called him the biggest underachiever ever, and what James did about it.
- The tools that James put in place so he could discover his best work.
- Why 80% of the journey is looking inward, not outward.

Listen now: 023: Bringing Your Vision To Life (with James Woosley)

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022: Starting Your Story (with Justin Lukasavige)

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How do you know where to start? How do you know the very first thing to do? Where do you begin?

These questions can stop you dead in your tracks before you ever take a single step towards your new vision. Getting passed this stage can be one of the most difficult parts of your story.

Justin Lukasavige has done it. Over and over. He’s done it so many times I can hardly keep up with his career path (forget hobbies and personal pursuits). Justin’s story started out as a commercial airline pilot. From there he became a financial coach, then someone who helps financial coaches, and eventually found himself helping startups with their marketing.

That’s a far cry from airline pilot!

Justin has some incredible wisdom and encouragement to share with us today in this interview about how we can become starters ourselves – even when we might not be totally sure what to start yet.

Listen now: 022: Starting Your Story (with Justin Lukasavige)

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021: Real success starts HERE (or pay the price!)

Successful people set goals, you know that already. But if you want to be successful and happy, then you’d better get the foundation right.

As I learned the hard way, achieving a big goal doesn’t always produce the results you want. You can reach a milestone only to be filled with tension and angst instead of fulfillment and satisfaction.

And that’s no way to live (and certainly not a Life Stoked).

That’s why it’s so important to discover your core values. These values act as a filter in your life for decisions big and small, and once you know them you’ll be able move forward with greater confidence, ease, and happiness.

Listen to this audio to learn:
- How reaching my goal of working for a web startup wasn’t as awesome as I’d hoped.
- The key foundation I was missing for future achievement.
- How to calibrate your ‘GPS’ to make tough decisions crystal clear.

Listen now: 021: Real success starts HERE (or pay the price!)

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020: How to build relationships that build your success (with John Corcoran)

john-corcoranRichard Branson is widely known for his bold stunts. He’s attempted to break world records circumnavigating the Earth in a balloon, crossing the English Channel, and crossing the Atlantic Ocean.

I’ve always assumed it was Branson’s boldness and taste for risk that made him an incredible entrepreneur (his Virgin Group now owns over 400 companies).

That is, until I met John Corcoran.

John notes that Branson credits his success to his ability to build relationships with others. Wow! What? I didn’t see that coming.

In this podcast John shares some incredibly valuable insight into exactly what it is that propels some of our favorite entrepreneurs, and also how we can build the same skills that helped them succeed.

Listen now: 020: How to build relationships that build your success (with John Corcoran)

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