109: How Junior Achievement (JA) Worldwide Is Developing Future Leaders

109: How Junior Achievement (JA) Worldwide Is Developing Future Leaders

Want encouragement about the future of our youth? My guest Asheesh Advani, President and CEO of Junior Achievement (JA) Worldwide, describes all the ways JA is preparing young people for employment and entrepreneurship. As one of the world’s largest NGOs, JA is in more than 100 countries and reach 12 million students each year. Asheesh is a visionary and inspiring leader. You’ll love hearing the passion in his voice as he describes the impact JA is having on the lives of students around the globe. And he’s equally committed to developing his own team so they can serve their constituents in the most powerful way possible. Asheesh also describes how you can get involved as a volunteer in JA in your area.

You’ll discover:

  • The impact on career choice of high school students who shadow someone in a work setting
  • How AI lets students experiment with different career experiences
  • Why it’s so important for non-profits to do impact tracking for their programs
  • What Asheesh does to invest in the development of his leadership team
  • The benefits Asheesh gained from getting 360 feedback and working with a coach

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108: Create a Thriving Business with These 4 Consistent Actions

108: Create a Thriving Business with These 4 Consistent Actions

Do you procrastinate about business development? My guest Janine Bolon knows how you feel. In this lively conversation, Janine explains how she learned to block time for four all-important activities and what you can do to make them enjoyable and fun. She describes the actual messages she leaves with people and why she has so many calls afterwards. If you’re committed to building strong relationships that lead to clients working with you, get ready to take notes and apply Janine’s ideas!

Janine has been a serial solopreneur since the age of 10. She is owner of The8Gates, LLC, which produces 4 podcasts, 15 online coaching classes and markets her 10 books. She is also a mom of 4 rambunctious human beings who continue to keep her need for structure in check. Janine’s programs and classes are all designed for one purpose: to help you have abundant cash flow while enjoying the family and friends who surround you.

You’ll discover:

  • The 4 elements in Janine’s system that should be on your calendar every week
  • How to create audio messages that are authentic and compelling…and result in people wanting to talk to you
  • The low-tech, automated solution Janine uses to stay in touch and follow up
  • Why it’s critical to set aside time each week for your own education

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107: How Your Brain Influences Your Performance

107: How Your Brain Influences Your Performance

Want to learn ways to take better care of your brain so you think and perform at higher levels? My guest Cindy Shaw has answers! Cindy explains the roles that food (what to eat and what to avoid), sleep and stress management play in optimizing the function of your brain. We had a fascinating discussion, and I’m certain you’ll have some ah-ha’s as you take in her insights and advice on this vital organ.

Cindy is the founder of The Better Brain Academy. She’s a Certified Brain Health Coach with Amen University, and she uses her expertise as a brain health and mental performance trainer to help people transform their lives. By blending leading-edge neuroscience, brain health and self-improvement strategies, Cindy helps others naturally improve their moods, boost their performance, supercharge their energy and focus, and optimize their well-being.

You’ll discover:

  • Why brain health is critical to overall health
  • The 5 brain centers that can be over or under active
  • 5 foods to add to your diet to help you optimize brain health…and the ones to avoid
  • How to incorporate SHIDDs – Small Habits I Do Daily – into your daily routine
  • The impact of proper amounts of sleep and probiotics on your brain functioning

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106: Create More Free Time and Deliver Greater Value

106: Create More Free Time and Deliver Greater Value

Do you feel stress or anxiety on a regular basis? That was the situation my guest Joe Perrone found himself in several years ago. As a small business owner, he had achieved greater financial success than he’d ever imagined, but he was not happy or at peace with himself. In this interview, Joe shares the various ah-ha’s he’s had in his journey to greater joy in every part of his life.

Joe is the owner of 2 businesses in New Haven Connecticut – New England Collision and Astro Auto Repair. He’s learned how it work ON his business instead of IN it. You’ll be amazed to hear that Joe spends just 15-20 hours each week on site. Today he works with other business owners who’d like to have more free time, energy and money. His ebook, “5 Keys to Time Freedom” has excellent tips for creating days that are fulfilling and anxiety-free.

You’ll discover:

  • What Joe did to recover from the anxiety and panic attacks he experienced from allowing his business to run him
  • Why Joe is so committed to lifelong learning
  • How Joe made the transition from working IN his business to working ON it
  • The impact that thinking of himself as a “business owner” had on Joe’s behavior
  • The habits Joe has put in place to focus on giving and delivering value to others

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105: Fear Less to Stay Happy and Be More Productive

105: Fear Less to Stay Happy and Be More Productive

Do you have any people who are “tornado magnets” in your life? If you find yourself consumed with too many thoughts about someone who’s creating issues for you, this episode is a must-listen. Dr. Roger Hall shares how to deal with these individuals…along with an amazing number of other ideas that you can use immediately to remove your negative, fearful thoughts and replace them with positive, more helpful ones. Roger is the author of Staying Happy, Being Productive: The Big 10 Things Successful People Do. He is a Business Psychologist with clients all over the country, and he trains leaders to monitor and manage their thinking.

You’ll discover:

  • The underlying fears that people often get paralyzed by
  • How to do an “airtime test” to find out what’s causing you concern or worry
  • What one executive does to make sure he doesn’t “infect” others with his bad mood
  • Why Roger considers worry as malignant advanced planning and how to shift to seeking a positive solution
  • The advantage of focusing on the right process rather than the result
  • Why it’s so important to have people around you who will tell you the truth

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