Ep 70: Focus and Crush Your Goals. 9 tips to become a mighty goal crusher



In episode 69, we talked with DaVida Wingfield, the president of Celebrity Philanthropy and the personality behind the Wingfield report. We covered investing in yourself, embracing wisdom, growing a successful business by being adaptable and DaVida shared how her experience with Oprah Winfrey led to a dynamic shift in her business. This week, I want to unpack the concepts we discussed and talk through how to focus and crush your goals.

Ep:69: Golden nuggets: So good that I’m using them again!

  • Embrace wisdom and knowledge through mentorship
  • Investing in yourself will pay dividends
  • Focus on your strength and not on your challenge
  • Always have something to offer

Topic: Focus and Crush Your Goals

Setting Goals is the most important step!

Steps to focus

  1. Strategy
  2. Sacrifice
  3. Consistency
  4. Intelligent work
  5. Exercise
  6. Eat better
  7. Get sleep
  8. Always be ready
  9. Do one thing at a time

Key: If you are not at your best, you won’t perform at your optimal level.

Actionable tip:

  • Establish time periods to work one project at a time

Inspiration:

Strength intimidates the weak and insecure. Be strong and don’t make yourself small so others can feel big. But remember that strength is not loud, rude and untempered. Strength is patient, kind, wise, graceful, tenacious, humble and selfless. Be strong!

Resources:

DaVida Wingfield

http://www.wingfieldreport.com

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Replay – Ep 58: Passion, Purpose, Path, 3 P’s of EmPowerment – Get in the Awesome Zone!



In this episode, I re-cap my talk with Arsha Jones with Capital City Co. from episode 57. If you haven’t listened to that episode, it is a must listen! I share my thoughts on the difference between dreamers, sustainers, and builders. I talk about leveraging your skills and passions to create opportunity. I talk through how you can find your passion, your purpose, and your path.

Golden nuggets: 

  • Conversations are the best way to learn
  • Everyone has a general purpose and a specific purpose
  • You must balance your specific purpose

Actionable tip:

  • Write your vision down
  • Visualize your success
  • Start today – even if it’s a small step

Inspiration: 

  • “I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game’s winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that’s why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan, NBA Hall of Famer.

Links: 

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Ep 69: School of Hard Knocks with DaVida Wingfield of Celebrity Philanthropy



In this episode, I talk with DaVida Wingfield, the president of Celebrity Philanthropy and the personality behind the Wingfield report. We talk about investing in yourself and embracing wisdom. We talk through how DaVida started and grew a successful business by tackling challenges and being adaptable. DaVida also shares how her experience with Oprah Winfrey led to a dynamic shift in her business.

Golden nuggets:

  • Embrace wisdom and knowledge through mentorship
  • Investing in yourself will pay dividends
  • Focus on your strength and not on your challenge
  • Always have something to offer

Actionable tip:

  • Set aside 10% of your budget to invest in personal development

Inspiration:

  • The school of hard knocks is for the unwise and unlearned – Learn from others mistakes. – Unknown

Resources:

DaVida Wingfield

http://www.wingfieldreport.com

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Ep 68: Question Everything And Get Out Of Your Way! With Dan Paulson of InVision Development International



In this episode, I talk with Dan Paulson of InVision Development International. Dan is an accomplished speaker, author, facilitator, and coach. We talk about how Dan made his transition from Corporate America to running his own successful business. He walks us through how he positioned himself to make the big leap and how passion in not always the best thing to pursue. We chat about how he used luck, stupidity, blind ambition, failure, and tenacity to get where he is today.

Golden nuggets:

  • Passion doesn’t always equal a business
  • Trial and error is your friend
  • Be patient

Actionable tip:

  • Question everything

Inspiration:

Talent hits a target no one else can see, genius hits a target no one else can see.  –  Arthur Schopenhaur

Resources:

InVision Development International

www.plan-coach-develop.com

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Ep 67: Young, Juiced, and Tenacious! With Octavia Gilmore of Creative Juice.



In this episode, I talk with Octavia Gilmore of Creative Juice LLC. Octavia is a Millennial entrepreneur that is blazing her own trail running an award winning creative agency. Creative Juice brings a fresh, unique, innovative perspective to its clients. We talk about how to know when to take the big leap into the world of business ownership. Octavia shares how she leverages employee knowledge to make the company great. We also talk about her keys to success and how Creative Juice incorporates its values into business to separate itself from the competition.

Golden nuggets:

  • Learn from your mistakes
  • Be positive
  • Have mentors
  • Build strategic partnerships

Actionable tip:

  • Have a plan and write it down.

Inspiration:

“Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.” — Napoleon Hill

Resources:

Creative Juice: https://itscreativejuice.com/

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Ep 66: Chase Your Lion! Kill fear and run toward the roar!



I attended a men’s conference this past weekend that changed my life. The theme of the conference was “Chase the wild”. Chase the wild is a call to the wild side that God has hard-wired into us all as men. We were intrinsically created by our Creator to overcome overwhelming obstacles, dream big dreams conquer new heights and dominate daunting challenges. Now, obviously this applies to everyone but I thought that this concept was an awesome subject that applies to all business owners and entrepreneurs regardless of gender. This episode title is an adaptation of the Book titled “Chase the Lion” by Mark Batterson.

In this episode, I share  my notes from the conference and how I think they apply to entrepreneurship.

Golden nuggets:

  • Kill fear
  • Know your path
  • Don’t play it safe
  • Get in your natural habitat
  • Unleash tenacity!

Believe in your dream:

  1. Be willing to look foolish
  2. Unlearn fear
  3. Take the first step – without knowing the second step
  4. Play offense – Golden State Warriors

Actionable tip:

  • Run toward the roar!

Inspiration:

“The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.” – Vince Lombardi, head coach of the Green Bay Packers (1959-1967).

Resources:

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Ep 65: Intrapreneurs Arise! Devonne Wilhoit (American Transmission Company)



In this episode, we talk about Intrapreneurship. An intrapreneur (as defined by Investopedia) is an inside entrepreneur, or an entrepreneur within a company, who uses entrepreneurial skills without incurring the risks associated with those activities. I talk with Devonne Wilhoit of American Transmission Company. Devonne is an innovative Information Technology (IT) Professional with over 22 years’ experience. She currently works as a Consultant Business Relationship Manager building strong collaborative teams, facilitating communication, and solidifying partnerships between IT and business functional areas.

We talk about investing in yourself, establishing your brand, and making yourself marketable. We step through how thinking like an Intrapreneur can benefit your professional career in a big way.

Golden nuggets:

  • Invest in your brand
  • Market your skillset
  • Think innovatively
  • Put pressure on your potential

Actionable tip:

  • Take on a new challenge

Inspiration:

“Throughout history, people with new ideas–who think differently and try to change things–have always been called troublemakers.”–Richelle Mead

Resource:

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Ep 64: Bouncing Back From Setbacks. The Two Sides Of Obsession.



In this episode, I recap our conversation with Eric Litwin who is a # 1 New York Times best-selling author of the original four Pete the Cat books, The Nuts and Groovy Joe. He is a creative entrepreneur who brings literacy and music together. We talked about not accepting the status quo, breaking old ideas, how to get better, and how to utilize low cost experimentation. This week, I wanna talk about bouncing back after setbacks, and how to push through in your business despite personal loss.

Golden nuggets: 

  • Learn your body and listen
  • Ask for help
  • It’s ok to let go
  • The dark side of obsession

Actionable tip:

  • Don’t do things that hurt
  • Pause and reflect

Inspiration: 

“I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.” – Steve Jobs, co-founder and CEO of Apple.

Links: 

The Nut Family: www.thenutfamily.com

Groovy Joe: groovyjoestories.scholastic.com

Free Music From Eric: http://www.thelearninggroove.com/#!songs-and-activities/c129x

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The Psychological Price of Entrepreneurship

https://www.inc.com/magazine/201309/jessica-bruder/psychological-price-of-entrepreneurship.html


Ep 63: What Happened to Passion? Out with the old, In With The New. Find your Niche And Do Your Dance!



In this episode, I talk with Eric Litwin. Eric is a # 1 New York Times best-selling author of the original four Pete the Cat books, The Nuts and Groovy Joe. He is a creative entrepreneur who brings literacy and music together. As a “recovering” teacher, Eric’s mission is to help shift how early literacy is approached by bringing more music and interactivity into instruction.

Golden nuggets: 

  • Don’t accept the status quo
  • The best way to get better is practice and emersion
  • Break old ideas and bring in new ones

Actionable tip:

  • Utilize low-cost experimentation concept to create products that bring value to people
  • Find your niche

Inspiration: 

“Sing your song, dance your dance, create your creation, change your world. No matter what, never give up on you and leave no regrets.” – Elzie D. Flenard, III

Giveaway!

For the “Enterprisers” Eric is giving away a signed copy of his newest book, Groovy Joe: Dance Party Countdown!

To enter the giveaway, click https://www.ericlitwin.com/give-away-group-c!  Be sure to enter before midnight on Monday, October 2nd!

Links: 

The Nut Family: www.thenutfamily.com

Groovy Joe: groovyjoestories.scholastic.com

Free Music From Eric: http://www.thelearninggroove.com/#!songs-and-activities/c129x

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