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Episode 055 – How Does Ron Carucci Define Successful Leaders In the World?

In Episode 055, Jack has invited Mr. Ron Carucci, the co-founder and managing partner at Navalent, working with CEOs and executives pursuing transformational change for their organisations, leaders, and industries. Ron is the best-selling author of 8 books, including the recent Amazon #1 Rising to Power. He is a regular contributor to HBR and Forbes and has been featured in Fortune, CEO Magazine, BusinessInsider, MSNBC, Business Week, Smart Business, and thought leaders.

In this interview, I will ask Ron questions about leadership as my group has recently studied and discussed what it takes to be a successful leader. So, this topic has come timely.

How Does Ron Describe Leadership?

"There's so many definitions of leadership that are just uninspiring and sickening. But the reality is leadership is hard.  I think one definition of leadership that I love is that it's the ability to disappoint people at a rate they can absorb. You're having to say no. You're making hard choices. You're making trade offs that make some people frustrated. You're creating change. You're disrupting.  It doesn't mean you have to be a jerk about it. I mean you should be kind and gracious but the reality is if you're going to lead, you're going to suffer because it's a very difficult and painful calling and it's not for everybody."

Who are you?

"For entrepreneurs, the greatest difficulty in leadership is they don't have an identity. If I walk into a startup company or a small business and I ask them, tell me about your strategy.  I get the mission statement. I get the value statement. I get the financial statement. I get the last five customer orders. I get some sales goals. I got a bunch of things I don't get the answer to who are you?  Why would people choose you over the competitor? Why would people choose you over anybody else to do what you're doing? Why are you better than anybody else that warrants you the ability to compete in this space? Those are the questions that entrepreneurs fail to answer. They are often under the presumption that if I build it, they will come. If I create it, people will want it and they don't. They spend so much time working in their little business. They don't step out enough to work on their business and make it scalable.

4 Characteristics of Leadership 

1.  Context - Leaders could curiously ask questions about what was happening around them.

2.  Breadth - Leaders could stitch the scenes of a story together.  It means creating cohesion brining the pieces together and forming them into a whole.

3.  Choice - Leaders have the ability to make hard choices. 

4.  Connection - Leaders were the people everybody wanted to be around.

Ron's Most Favourite Quote
"If we want a world where those inclined to abuse their power do it less, it's important to find the courage to use our power to do good."

Want to know more about Ron? 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/roncarucci
LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/navalent
Email: ron@navalent.com
Website: http://navalent.com
Free e-Book: http://www.navalent.com/transformation
Ron's TEDx talks: Talk 1 and Talk 2

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Episode 054 – Overview of Cash Flow Quadrant by Dr. D. Anthony Miles (Part II)

In Episode 054, Jack has invited Dr. D Anthony Miles back to the show to give an overview of the concept of the Cash Flow Quadrant advocated by Robert Kiyosaki. Part I will focus on the implications and ramifications of the right-hand side of the Cash Flow Quadrant (i.e. the Business Owners and the Investors).

Take a look on the "Right" side of the CFQ

"The right side of the CFQ that you want to be is "B" which stands for business owners and "I" which stands for investors.  Your income does not equal time or time does not equal money. Rather that means that you have more passive income as a positive linear income.  When you think of it like someone works for our system is the system.  A business owner owns the system and investor owns a system but in a different way as he invests in a system that works for them."

Bs & Is have multiple streams of income

"When you're a B or an I, you have multiple streams of income.  You're not dependent on one income.  Remember we said that the Bs and the Is do not rely on one revenue stream. When you get laid off, does your revenue dry up so you have no backup.  The Bs and Is know that they invest in different projects and when they invest in different projects, they are business owners."

Three Types of Leverage

"There are three types of leverage - other people's time, other people's money and other people's talent. When you use other people's talent or the people that work for you would use other people's time, that's time that you're not using your own time but  using other people's time and when you use other people's tools and resources, we use other people's talent and resources.  So that's the really strong differences between the Es and the Ss, and the Bs"

Want to know more about D? 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/DAnthonyPhD
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/danthonymiles
Email: dmiles@MDIcorpventures.com
Website: https://www.mdicorpventures.com
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/D.-Anthony-Miles/e/B006JRNDVQ

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Episode 053 – Overview of Cash Flow Quadrant by Dr. D. Anthony Miles (Part I)

In Episode 053, Jack has invited Dr. D Anthony Miles back to the show to give an overview of the concept of the Cash Flow Quadrant advocated by Robert Kiyosaki. Part I will focus on the implications and ramifications of the left-hand side of the Cash Flow Quadrant (i.e. the Employees and the Self-Employed).

Why did D decide to introduce CFQ in his entrepreneurship program?

"One of the reasons that I decided to implement some of the concepts from the CFQ, is because I have to rebuild it, really be honest with the people that teach entrepreneurship and most college programs either never started their own business, currently didn't have a business or had never been in business for themselves.  So by teaching people to build a business, they can really relate to people because they have never started a business and that's the one of the tragedies of our colleges and universities. There are very few entrepreneurs or actual entrepreneurs that actually teach entrepreneurial concepts and theories.  So take this a consideration when you have someone to tell you about trying to start a business and they never put their head out of the jungle and started a business."

What Do You Value as an Employee?

"When you're an employee, you value to things, you value security and you value minimising risk. If you go to school and get your degree and you're preparing yourself for the workforce, you basically value security and a steady pay check. That was another part of it because based on how you're structured in terms of being an employee, you cannot and will not take a chance on having a business because you need something solid. You need something stable. So they value security over freedom. They stay away from risk and when they look for a job, instead of looking for opportunities, they look for jobs. That's the difference. When you have an employee mindset and here's the ugly truth for you to be successful at anything, you have to recognise that when the industrial revolution went on to, now we're in a digital revolution, so now we have a paradigm shift, so now a college degree is a commodity."

How about Self-Employed?  What are their challenges?

"The S-quadrant are people that are really self employed.  Their mindset is 'I make per hour', I have this contract and that contract and the problem is you're all alone and because you're all alone, there's more risk involved and when there's more risk involved.  You're responsible for the business, so when people come and go, most of the logical progression for people that want to get out of the entrepreneurship project is to go into the S-quadrant. It's like this: you're frustrated with the job and normally just hits you in your forties. I've seen this happen over and over, hits you in your forties. You didn't get that promotion, your career projection and go as you want it so you're frustrated. So, you say, "I'm going to start my own business". So you go on to the S-quadrant and you're not prepared to be an entrepreneur and this is where some people crash and burn. When they go on to the S-quadrant, they said, "I'll be a consultant".  Now another issue that ties into this, like we have a lot of people getting PhDs and leadership.

Well, leadership the ugly step brother of the management side. So now we have people trying to build consulting practices, study studying leadership and helping companies where leadership hasn't planned out because people don't understand that. When you say, I'm a consultant for leadership, this is in the S-quadrant.  So I always tell my friends, don't say you're going to help people with their leadership problems. You tell people you help them with management problems


Want to know more about D? 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/DAnthonyPhD
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/danthonymiles
Email: dmiles@MDIcorpventures.com
Website: https://www.mdicorpventures.com
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/D.-Anthony-Miles/e/B006JRNDVQ

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Episode 050 – Why Did Dr. D. Anthony Miles Say That All Businesses Are Guilty Until Proven Innocent?

In Episode 050, Jack has interviewed Dr. D. Anthony Miles who is an entrepreneur, award-winning researcher, award-winning professor, statistician, legal expert witness, business expert, and best-selling author. 

 He is the CEO and Founder of Miles Development Industries Corporation®, a consulting practice, and venture capital acquisition firm. He is also a legal expert witness, provides expert testimony on business scams, false advertising claims, and trade dress. He provides expert testimony for local, state and federal cases; both civil and criminal cases. He has presented his research at conferences around the country. We will find out why D. say that all businesses are guilty until proven innocent.

What is exactly "Entrepreneur Risk"?

"It is basically the things that caused are risky business that can cause the business to either fail or lose profitability. I'm not the father of the name and I was doing my doctoral research. I was fascinated that a lot of studies, especially in economics and business and entrepreneurship research but they never talked about entrepreneurial risk. What are some of the risky things that happens when you start a business? When I conducted my research, I did research on 500 plus my businesses in my particular area in the US, and I found certain patterns and I want to see if there are anything that stood out to me. And I basically came up with five categories, the risks that I've seen with business ventures based on my research on small businesses."

What is "market saturation" and why is this important?

"It will come up on or the market climate risk. And when you consider starting your business, you have to consider the market. You have to consider the climate. So the market climate has about four components that you need to be worried about in terms of market saturation. You have to worry about competition, you have to worry about market entry and exit. You also have to worry about competition intensity and what that translates into market saturation, right?  Case in point, if you have 30 competitors in the marketplace, one of them is going to be the leader and everybody else is going to be the followers. So if you're trying to penetrate that market, you're going to have a hell of a time penetrating that market because the market is so saturated with all those competitors."

What are the first few steps someone has to take in order to survive in the first few years in business?

"The first thing that you want to do is obviously you want to do research, you want to look for gaps in the marketplace, look for gaps. Gaps are like gods. Maybe you should start a business where all the businesses have missed the gap and sometimes it's apparent and sometimes it's not, but you always want to look for gaps in the marketplace of like case in point ... You have to look at opportunities and they say, what is it? The third eye of entrepreneurship, you have the ability to see something before everybody else does. .Open your third eye or look for opportunities. Look for problems. If the businesses built like this and entrepreneurship. What problem are you solving for the customer? If you're not solving a problem for the customer, you don't have a business. That's the way you have to think." 

D's Most Favourite Quote
"All businesses are guilty until proven innocent."


Want to know more about D? 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/DAnthonyPhD
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/danthonymiles
Email: dmiles@MDIcorpventures.com
Website: https://www.mdicorpventures.com
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/D.-Anthony-Miles/e/B006JRNDVQ

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Episode 049 – How Did Darin Steen Help Entrepreneurs To Become Successful?

In Episode 049, Jack has interviewed Mr Darin Steen, who is a best-selling author, a motivational speaker, an expert in fat loss, fitness, gaining muscle, aging gracefully, and is the more sought after "Reach Your Full Potential Coach" for individuals over 8 countries.  We will find out how Darin works with his high-end clients who paid him a lot of money for his services especially finding their physical fitness and eating plans that work for his clients. 

Why Do I Say 52 Years Young instead of 52 Years Old?

"Any word that someone thinks or says has made him feel in a certain way. When most people in their forties and fifties say they're this old that doesn't make their old.  I choose words to think and say that it makes me feel young and feel good.  So it makes you smile and it makes you feel so good to say I'm 52 years young and we want to try to do that. We want to get in the habit of that throughout the day and you would be amazed at how your thoughts and your words will dictate your life."

How Do I Work With My Premium Clients?

"My clients are not bodybuilders. I've had over 700 people graduate from my 12 week transformation program where I do online with people all over the world and in my brick and mortar building here in Chicago are entrepreneurs because I charged very high fees because you get a better customer, you make more money, you work less and help more people because they follow through.

My clients are busy entrepreneurs who are stressed out 40 years old, midlife crisis. The doctor says they're gaining 20 or 30 pounds because they're working so hard, 70 or 80 hours a week.  Why is health so important?  What we all want wealth, but we work 70, 80 hours a week. Really? You're working 24 hours a day as an entrepreneur you're never able to shut it off ever and you don't even sleep some nights, so it's more than 70 hours.  So we worked our butts off especially at first to get the money and then we get sick and then we got to spend our money to get our health back and a lot of people can't even do that because they buy into the like the western doctors, surgeries, medications, and that's not how you're going to get your health back to the doctors. No offence. They are generally in the sickness business and people like myself are in the health business, so I want to help entrepreneurs not to do that vicious cycle I just described.

Faith (Not Fake) It to Make It ...

"Why put out that energy that I don't believe in my product and you have to have a faith. You have to have faith.  Don't say "fake it to make it!" but "faith it to make it"  because faith makes my core field good, right?  So don't say and think words that make your core feel bad and if you are really serious about this, pay a mentor. Take the short path to where you want to go and just get there. Get the job done in one year or six months. If someone hires a mentor that's good with the technology in six months to two years, they they can create a to $300,000 a year business. If not a million dollar business. It's very possible, but you're not. You're going to waste five, 10 years if you don't take the short path."

Darin's Most Favourite Quote
"Anyone & Everyone Does Have The Power To Change... To Make The Rest of Their Life ... the Best of Their Life ..."

Want to know more about Darin? 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FatlossLifestyle
Twitter: https://twitter.com/DarinSteen
LinkedIn: ​https://www.linkedin.com/in/darinsteen
Email: Darin@FatlossLifestyle.com
Website: http://www.fatlosslifestyle.com/

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Episode 048 – How Did Kay Sanders Inspire Conscious Entrepreneurs Making A Difference In the World?

In Episode 048, Jack has interviewed Ms. Kay Sanders, who is an Intuitive Business Coach, Bestselling Author and known as the Creator of Possibilities, about why mindset is such an important piece of growing a business and how one can determine if his mindset is the problem or the things he is doing.  

Kay helps conscious entrepreneurs to find that missing piece to create momentum in their Business and re-ignite their Manifesting Mojo so they can make a difference in the world, create more freedom in their life and tap into the magic and power of manifesting their hearts desire.

What happened when Kay moved from Germany to the US in 2006?

"I came to the US in 2006 with my now ex-husband. He was in the military and met him over there. And he actually got stationed in Texas, so I came with him, I thought it was going to be a great life and happy family and all that stuff. But unfortunately that wasn't the case. My ex- husband left me and my son two months after we got here. Basically I was stranded here, no family, no support, and my ex-husband at that time tried to destroy me literally. And he was trying to get into port and everything, but I was too hard headed.

I would have had to go back to school but I didn't really want to do that. I had that deep desire, I want to be my own boss again. I mean in Germany I had my own business. I had my own money and all that.  So when I came here, they will always say America, I mean the land with the unlimited opportunities."

The Big Lesson for Kay in Her Coaching Business

"I really got into the world of coaching. It took me a few years because I literally what I was doing until I got certified as a personal development coach. That's when I rebrand into business coaching but then still I did all the right things that I need to do to grow my business, marketing myself and all these things, learn about sales and all of those things that you do in your business, but nothing was working.  It was like really banging my head against the wall. I didn't know what was going on.  And my coach at that time told me that it's not about what you're doing and your business but "who you need to become" in order to become successful. That's when things really shifted for me. It took me a while to kind of realize what he meant with that.

Mindset is everything

"I mean mindset is like everything and mindset is attached to everything that you're doing in business in life. If you have that self worth issue or fear of success or not feeling good enough, it's gonna show up in everything that you're doing. So if you are trying to attract clients or are trying to make money, it's going to put that barrier up and you're not going to do anything.  You're not going to manifest anything. I mean that's like the five steps that I always teach my clients."

Kay's Most Favourite Quote
​"Your message is meant to be heard, do not hide your gifts, your message, or yourself behind the illusions that your message is not worth sharing."

Want to know more about Kay? 
Facebook:​ https://www.facebook.com/kaysanders80
LinkedIN: ​https://www.linkedin.com/in/kaysanders80
Email: kay@kaysanders.com
Website: https://www.kaysanders.com

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