Episode #107: Dominate Your Day Before Breakfast with Jeff Sanders

Author, 5 AM Miracle

Jeff SandersI first met Jeff Sanders in the spring of 2013, right about the time both of us were set to launch our podcasts.

Since then, a lot has happened. Both Jeff and I have seen our shows nominated for multiple awards, we’ve both had the chance to speak at a number of conferences, and quite a bit more.

In Jeff’s case, his journey also included being offered a book deal about this time last year. 5 AM Miracle: Dominate Your Day Before Breakfast, out now, is the one we discuss today. I couldn’t be more proud of him.

Jeff has positioned himself as the guy who bounces out of bed when most of us are sound asleep. He understands what it takes to tackle big goals and actually achieve them again and again. In fact, since he first launched the weekly 5 AM Miracle podcast on July 1, 2013, he has yet to miss a single Monday (126 and counting).

To join my conversation with Jeff, simply hit the play button below. I know you’re going to get a lot out of it.

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Episode #104: How to Be Present and Productive When There is Never Enough Time

A Conversation with 5 Gears co-author Jeremie Kubicek

jeremie kubicekToday’s guest is co-author of what you might call a “power” book.

If implemented, it has the power to literally transform the relationships of those you love the most and help you become a significant leader at work and in your community. If you can admit to the areas in your life where you tend to disconnect – personal, family, team, organization, and community – and if you are willing to deal with them. 

In their new book, 5 Gears: How to Be Present and Productive When There is Never Enough Time, Jeremie Kubicek and Steve Cockram suggest relational intelligence is the future competitive advantage for leaders. It is becoming the primary currency of leadership influence.

To join my conversation with Jeremie, simply hit the play button below.

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My 4 Keys to Goal-Setting Success

Hint: It's Not as Hard as You Think

Studies show that if you regularly set goals, especially if you write them down, then you’re easily in the minority.

Many of those same studies show that those of us who do track goals are far more likely to experience a more satisfying and meaningful life. So, it begs the obvious question: Why don’t more people practice goal setting?

pencil and paper

I think one of the main reasons is most of us have been brainwashed to believe – often inadvertently – that life is something that happens to us, as opposed to something we have the ability to shape and impact.

Another reason goal setting isn’t practiced more widely is because of a common, goal setting misconception: It’s just plain hard.

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Episode #097: Finding Your Balance Point with Brian Tracy

Co-written with Christina Stein

Brian TracyI’ve had more requests about interviewing today’s guest that anyone else I can think of.

Brian Tracy is the author of more than 50 books! In addition to author, he is a speaker, and entrepreneur, business coach and a CEO. His goal is to help  you achieve your personal and business goals faster and easier than you ever thought possible.

If you’re like everyone else, you have too much to do and too little time to do it. Problem is, that’s not going to change. Brian helps you get clear on what is really important so that you can spend more time doing the things that matter and less time on the things that don’t.

His latest book is his second co-written with his daughter Christina Stein. It’s called Find Your Balance Point: Clarify Your Priorities, Simplify Your Life, and Achieve More. It’s a delightful read and comes in at just 94 pages (more business books could benefit from brevity in my humble opinion).

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Episode #081: Smartcuts with Shane Snow [Podcast]

How Hackers, Innovators and Icons Accelerate Success

shane snowThe new book from today’s guest is one of my favorite to come along in a while. I honestly had no idea I would enjoy it as much as I did.

It wasn’t until after I’d read Smartcuts: How Hackers, Innovators and Icons Accelerate Success, the first but most certainly not the last book from Shane Snow, that I realized I was far from alone. Bestselling author Adam Grant calls it, “One of the most entertaining and thought-provoking books of the year.”

David Carr of the New York Times calls Shane, “A clear, beautiful writer who does not succumb to aphorism and business gobbledygook.”

In short, this is a narrative adventure that bucks common sense about success. Like computer hackers, a handful of innovators in every era use lateral thinking to find better routes to stunning accomplishments. Shane tells the stories of innovators who dared to work differently and lays out practical takeaways for the rest of us.

If you’re ready to “make a dent in the universe” and buck the norms doing it, this is  your book.

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