Today, we have a superstar guest with us in Lee Brower. Lee is an accomplished entrepreneur and was featured in the blockbuster movie and book the Secret!
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And in this one, we talk about books that I have honestly never heard of. Some are classics written by Napolean Hill. I always find his books instrumental in deconstructing your beliefs and one’s thoughts.
Now, onto our superstar for this week.
Lee Brower has been being featured in the blockbuster movie and book, the Secret. (See below) and is considered a leading expert on the topic of gratitude.
He is also the founder and creator of Empowered Wealth and a thought leader on helping families create immediate and enduring legacies that flourish generation after generation.
In this episode, Lee walks us through his viewpoints on gratitude and shares some stories along the way.
He specifically gives us a framework to apply in our lives right away and discusses the different between positive thinking and gratitude.
This is one of the most educational chats we have had on the show, so definitely check it out!
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Welcome to Lessons from the Sessions!
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This week, we had the pleasure of having Berni Xiong on the show and I loved her energy from the beginning. What I loved more was the fact that we talked about her failures and how people don’t know how to fail.
I did an old video that got a couple thousand views on the fear of failure. And how failure and success are not a binary notion.
It’s not one or the other. You need one to get to the other. In other words, you need failure to get to success.
Think back to when we were in school, and IF you were to fail, it would be this massive deal. Something is not right with you. You can’t read fast enough. You are not smart enough. It is always something that is lacking in you.
Well, schools base everything on the average student. The average learning speed. It’s how they can manage hundreds and sometimes thousands of new students every year.
Well, what worked In school does not necessarily apply to life. It’s just like coaching entrepreneurs. What works in starting your business from 0-100k is not what is going to make the business go from 100k to 500k.
Life is about change. That is what this show is about. How do we embrace that change? How do we fearlessly walk into the unknown.
I encourage you to think about your life. Are you measuring against the average person in society?
Because there is that stat floating around saying 85%,+ of ppl hate their jobs.
Because the average person is just that....average.
Because the average person is not fulfilled
I am sorry if this is offending certain people, but being average is not cool. Don’t buy into what others are saying that everyone is going to be around average, so just aim average.
If that is your thinking, well, you probably stopped listening to this show a long time ago.
Average is pathetic. That’s really what average is. And we are going to be average if you eat average food, think average thoughts, and do average things.
It does not take a genius to look around and see that there is a skew of wealth in the world. Why is it that 1% of the world own 99% of the money and resources available to the world?
Successful people follow patterns. They know what works and they break-out of the system of what everyone else is doing.
Mark Twain famously said - Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect
So think about it? No need to answer my question of the day or anything like that. But seriously take some time and ponder.
When was the last time you really failed at something? Did you tell others about it? Lewis Schiff wrote in his book business brilliant. 7 out of 10 multi-millionaires would say they are successful because failure is what showed them what they were great at.
Only 2 out of 10 people in the middle class would agree. Well, ask yourself. Do you want to be in the middle class? Do you want to be average?
I am not telling you that you should not be grateful if you are. Or if you happen to be in the middle class.
I am saying – If you want to be great. If being a changemaker or having the ability to make a positive impact in others lives is important to you, you must fail yourself out of the average.
I will say it again. You must fail faster. You must fail smarter. You must fail forward to being out of the average.
It was said during the interview. People who fail more have more attempts and is, therefore, successful by default because they tried more, failed more and the 1 or 2 times they were successful, that’s where it counts.
So don’t be afraid of failure. Embrace Failure. Because you never know what you might learn that will apply into success the next turn around.
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That’s it for this week, until next time, live with passion, live your dream and live it now!
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And in this one, we talk a bit about the Four Agreements written by Don Miguel Ruiz. I have definitely mentioned this book before in the past, but it is so instrumental in lifestyle design and constructing our own beliefs that it keeps coming up.
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Now, onto our kickass guest for this week.
Berni Xiong is an intuitive coach, speaker, and Reiki Master Teacher. She is the author of The Year of the Brave Bear: Speak Up. Stand Out. Change Your World., and contributing author of Chicken Soup for the Soul: Time to Thrive.
In this episode, Bernie walks us through how she went from corporate sales job, to stop to chasing someone else’s dream and follow her roaring misfit heart.
She started coaching from her living room with $200 start-up capital, no entrepreneurial background and a lot of ambition.
Though her seven year journey, she has gone through some serious trial and tribulations and once I heard her story and her attitude on her personal failures, I had to have her on the show.
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What do you really want out of life? No, I am not talking about what your parents want, or your school, or even your friends. What do YOU want? A wise man once said, "Live fully, die empty" You must be the leader of your life and take responsibility of your actions. Live freely and do what you really want to do.
Penelope Trunk is a famous blogger and serial entrepreneur. Inc Magazine named her "the world's most influential guidance counselor."
In our interview, Penelope did not hold back. She challenged my views on entrepreneurship and how it can potentially help design one's lifestyle.
She takes into account what having a family would mean for said entrepreneur and dishes out some unconventional advice.
The 12 unconventional pieces of advice - http://bit.ly/1QeIQqs
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I want to dedicate this episode to my listeners and tell you a little more about my story.
In the last 18 months leading up to this podcast, I have been gainfully employed, left for a year of vagabonding in Asia, came back broke, started a business, spoke internationally and launched a top rated podcast.
During this time, I have experienced great anxiety leading up to all BIG decisions, and I go in-depth about how I overcame the daily fear.
I try to openly share as much as I can. Hope you guys really enjoy this episode.
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This week, we have with us Corey Sheikh from Ottawa Lifestyle Centre. His lifestyle centre is designed for everyone looking for alignment in their lives from physical exercises, to relationship seminars and even full-on nutrition break down, these guys do it all.
In this conversation, we talk about combining spirituality and business and how when we ask better questions, we ultimately get better answers.
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Hey guys, thanks for joining us on another mini episode on The Inner Changemaker. If this is your first time, welcome! This is the podcast for purpose driven entrepreneurs where we try to inspire the next generation of changemakers, the millennial generation. It’s the place where I get to interview people that not only want to make a million dollars, but want to impact a million people. That is our definition of a millionaire.
Now onto this week’s featured changemaker -
“Realize that you can”. That was easily the best piece of advice that Mark Guay had to say in our chat about purpose earlier this week.
Here is a teacher, who cares for his wife who unfortunately has Lyme disease, He admits on the episode to struggling as an entrepreneur, trying to put it together and he has this amazing traction going on with his podcast, Your Life on Purpose.
That takes some serious courage. To be vulnerable. To be open about your failures and still come on a podcast like this one, and be real.
How often are we real in our lives? How often do we lie to others and ourselves?
We talked so much about discovering your purpose, and there are so many mini factors involving that topic…but maybe the first step needs to be our thoughts.
What are you constantly saying? Or thinking about?
Sounds extremely simple right? Well, let’s work backwards. How do we create habits?
Habits are the accumulation of our actions. Well, where do actions come from?
Actions are the accumulation of our beliefs. What we think about constantly, what we believe to be true.
How the hell are our beliefs formed, well, ladies and gentlemen, it comes from the thoughts that we have in our minds.
So if you want to live a different life that you have today, if you are not happy with your status in life, the place that you work, how much money you are making, your relationships, the responsibility of that falls onto you.
You and only you can tackle these thoughts. These beliefs, these actions and finally these habits.
So realizing you can. Sure, it’s easy. It is extremely quotable. We mentioned so many different resources in the episode, if you have not had a listen, I encourage you to do so because Mark actually challenged conventional thinking or at least he was challenged on his own podcasts from people such as Seth Godin, or Chris Guillibeau.
Either way, remember. Our thoughts lead to our beliefs, our beliefs lead to our actions and our actions become our habits. There is a really good quote out there that says, “we are what we constantly do” and “excellence is a habit”
So living in alignment with your purpose…its not going to happen overnight. Nothing is except sleep maybe, but if you have any inkling inside of you that it’s the right journey for you, I invite you to join me on it.
For more of Mark Guay and Your life on purpose (he has a whole guide on living with purpose) please visit – yourlop.com
To join our community of changemakers and get updated on future episodes and other cool stuff I am prepping for you guys.
If you have any feedback, good or bad, I would love to hear it. Email me directly firstname.lastname@example.org
For shownotes on the episode - www.theinnerchangemaker.com/019
Until next week guys,
Live with passion, live your dream, live it now!
Mark Guay is a teacher, entrepreneur and story teller at Your Life On Purpose and The Traveling Cup. He has interviewed 100's of changemakers including Seth Godin, Arianna Huffington, Chris Guillebeau and many other prominent names in the entrepreneurship world.
Through his experience and purposeful chats, he has uncovered frameworks on how young entrepreneurs and millennials can align themselves and truly live with purpose.
We cover everything from live purposefully, to vulnerability, to the flaw of the school systems and much more in this action packed episode.
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