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The Inner Changemaker Podcast with Jay Wong | Purpose | Entrepreneurs | Motivation | Life Strategy

This is the podcast dedicated to purpose-driven entrepreneurs and multi-passionate creators. Tune in each week as we bring you an inspiring person and message to help you activate and tap into your inner changemaker. The only way to change the world is to first change yourself. Learn more at www.theinnerchangemaker.com
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Oct 13, 2015

This week, we have an awesome entrepreneur, and one of my first mentors, Chris Thompson. Chris Thomson is the CEO of Student Works Painting

 

They recruit, train and support 150 student business owners to paint over 6,000 homes every summer.  

 

He was the tenth student that ran a business with Student Works in 1984 and excelled to the point that he bought the company outright in 1993

 

In the episode, he shares his stories throughout the years of working with young students and first-time entrepreneurs. Their mistakes and what makes some of them succeed over the rest of their class.

 

He says running his program is like running a private school for super charged students and future changemakers.

 

“Their mantra is that “Excellence is a habit” and he even goes through the 4 refer-ability habits which anyone can take note and do in their life.

 

Chris is one of the coolest entrepreneurs that I have had the opportunity to learn from and I am glad we recorded this to give everyone some actionable steps to achieve greatness in your life.

 

This episode is packed with goodies as it covers all sorts of topics surround lifestyle design, success, mindset and entrepreneurship.

For show notes and links -goo.gl/F1XPyG 

 

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Oct 9, 2015

Do you want to have greater influence in your life? Do you want to be able to persuade others and have superior social skills?

How? The answer is foundationally set on how you own your story. Do you embrace your flaws? how about your failures? Showing your own vulnerabilities and being an authentic person. 

That is the beginning of influence. 

Listen and watch high-quality videos - bit.ly/1LndKPU

Oct 6, 2015

This week, we have the legendary Jayson Gaignard on the show. Jayson is the creator of Mastermindtalks, one of the most exclusive entrepreneurial events in the world, with speakers and guests such as Guy Kawasaki, Tim Ferriss, Cameron Herold, James Altucher and many more prominent names actively impacting our world.

He is also an accomplished author, and the host of a highly rated podcast as well. In the episode, He walks us through his story about not giving up and betting everything on relationships.

Jayson shares with us his story of going from making 22 times the national average income to over a quarter million dollars in cash debt. From there he went off to create his first mastermindtalks events which became the success it is today. 

Their tagline is "If you are the smartest person in the room, then you are in the wrong room." 

Jayson is honestly one of the most authentic human beings I have come across and it’s so great to see him rise to fame.

 

Today's podcast is brought to you by audible.com - get a FREE audiobook download and 30-day free trial at www.audibletrial.com/changemaker. Over 180,000 titles to choose from for your iPhone, Android, Kindle or mp3 player.

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Thank you for those of you that wrote in, giving me feedback on the show. I really do appreciate it.

 

If you guys have suggestions on the format of the show, more interviews, more solo episodes, future guests, sponsors, you can reach out to me via twitter @thejaywong or email me directly jay@thejaywong.com 

 

Now, onto the show! 

Oct 2, 2015

Do you guys enjoy this format so far? More interviews, more solo episodes or no solo episodes at all. Let me know what you guys think in terms of the format. Love to make any changes. 

This past week, we had Lee Brower on the show and it was awesome. We discussed the highest level of gratitude, empowering gratitude. That empowering level that allows us to rise up and see beyond ourselves.

So when did you last serve someone other than yourself? When did you put someone else's need before yours? If you are a content creator or entrepreneur, who do you serve? 

For Full Video - http://bit.ly/1LndKPU

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Sep 29, 2015

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!

Today's podcast is brought to you by audible.com - get a FREE audiobook download and 30-day free trial at www.audibletrial.com/changemaker. Over 180,000 titles to choose from for your iPhone, Android, Kindle or mp3 player.

This is one of the most fitting sponsors, as we always mentioned so many resources and books in these episodes, feel free to check out previous episodes and show notes on the website

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.

To download your free audiobook today go to audibletrial.com/changemaker Again, that's audibletrial.com/changemaker for your free audiobook. 

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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For show notes and important links - http://bit.ly/1h7Ad5f

 

Sep 25, 2015

Welcome to Lessons from the Sessions! 

Today's podcast is brought to you by audible.com - get a FREE audiobook download and 30-day free trial at audibletrial.com/changemaker. Over 180,000 titles to choose from for your iPhone, Android, or Kindle. We recommend so many books on the show, hope you guys have a chance to actually digest them.

 

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.

 

If you want to see the video, feel free to check out my blog at www.thejaywong.com/blog

For more videos, please visit my YouTube channel

That’s it for this week, until next time, live with passion, live your dream and live it now!

Music - Explosions In The Sky - Hand in Mine

Sep 21, 2015

Today's podcast is brought to you by audible.com - get a FREE audiobook download and 30-day free trial at www.audibletrial.com/changemaker . Over 180,000 titles to choose from for your iPhone, Android, Kindle or mp3 player.

I thought this would be a great added benefit For you, the listeners of this podcast since there are so many great book suggestions going on within these episodes.

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.

You can get the audio version of that book for free or any other book for the month. To download your free audiobook today go to www.audibletrial.com/changemaker Again, that's www.audibletrial.com/changemaker for your free audiobook.

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.

For Blog Post and Important Links - http://bit.ly/1FqKvZG

Connect with Berni: Website | Twitter | Newsletter aka Weekly Shin Kickings

Sep 18, 2015

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. 

Sep 15, 2015

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

For Shownotes and Links - http://www.theinnerchangemaker.com/penelope

Sep 11, 2015

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. 

To be apart of our changemaker community - www.theinnerchangemaker.com

Sep 9, 2015

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. 

For shownotes - www.theinnerchangemaker.com/021

To Connect with Corey - www.umtbc.com

Sep 4, 2015

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 jay@thejaywong.com 

 

For shownotes on the episode - www.theinnerchangemaker.com/019

 

Until next week guys,

 

Live with passion, live your dream, live it now! 

Sep 1, 2015

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. 

 

Connect with Mark -  Your Life on Purpose I Twitter

 

For more information of Your Life on Purpose - https://get.thetravelingcup.com/yourlifeonpurposeguide/

 

For shownotes - 

Aug 28, 2015

The #1 thing that we should all be grateful for is our parents. On my birthday weekend, I reflect on my path leading me all the way here. Through the podcast, traveling the world and my journey as an entrepreneur, my parents have been behind the scenes of it all. I dedicate this episode to my parents and the everyone's parents. Be grateful for them today.

For video performance - https://youtu.be/7njCwtAXOso

Aug 25, 2015

Adam Paulin is the CEO of Thin Ice : the very first Weight loss clothing line. Their products (insoles and ice vest) can help people lose up to 500 to 1000 calories in a day simply by wearing their clothes. 

Their products incorporate the use cold thermogenesis to help its users shed weight easily and is backed up by science. They failed to launch their crowdfunding campaign earlier this summer, but was able to bounce back to currently have raised close to $400,000 through over 2,300 packers. 

They are a perfect example of being changemakers. Looking to not only make an impact in the world, but changing the weight loss industry in the process! 

To learn more about their product and impact - https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/thin-ice-the-very-first-weight-loss-clothing-line#/story

To see important links and shownotes - www.theinnerchangemaker.com/adam-paulin

Aug 21, 2015

The conversation I had with Joe Rios was awe-inspiring to say the least. He is a normal guy turned international ultra-marathoner. While he has build his reputation as an ultra-marathoner and changemaker, he has also raised thousands of dollars for Team Diabetes and Children's Hospital. The lessons I got from our conversation is that anyone can start. You just need patience and consistent action in what you do everyday and you can also achieve greatness. 

To listen to the episode please visit - www.theinnerchangemaker.com/015

Watch video performance - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcI-GPSg4Vo

Follow Joe's blog - http://thrivewithjoe.com/

Aug 18, 2015

Joe Rios is a normal guy turned international ultra-marathoner.

 

Listen to his story as he walks us through the last 5 years of his transformation and how he crushes his B.H.A.G. He successfully finished seven marathons on seven continents and joins an exclusive list of people in the world that has been able to accomplish the same feat. 

 

Joe has some of the most awe-inspiring stories we have heard on the show thus far and what is even more impressive, is the impact he has created within his community. Whether it was raising money for diabetes or children's hospital, Joe Rios has successfully created ripple effects that goes beyond what is imaginable for one person. 

 

For shownotes and important links - www.theinnerchangemaker.com/015 

 

For Joe's Blog - http://thrivewithjoe.com/

Aug 14, 2015

The conversation with Andy Drish was tremendous. We covered lifestyle design and Andy even revealed his process for others to discover their genius. The three steps that he mentioned; gathering data, seeing patterns in the data, and developing an actionable plan. This process can be applied in almost all areas of life, from relationships, to business, but to apply it oneself is even more powerful. Discover your genius with this simple process today! For more shownotes and updates from future changemakers, please visit : www.theinnerchangemaker.com 

Feel free to also visit my YouTube channel if you want to see the video version of this episode. Search Jay Wong TV or simply click here

Aug 11, 2015

Andy Drish speaks on lifestyle design, facebook detoxes, and the three step framework he uses with his clients to help them discover their genius. I love this episode because it's all about entrepreneurism and it's all about self-awareness. For Shownotes and links, please go to www.theinnerchangemaker.com/013 and to learn more about how you can access to their free online course, please visit www.thefoundation.com 

Aug 7, 2015

Re-listening to the interview with Vitaly Pecherskiy from earlier this week, I realized that we really need to be our own heroes. We need to stop idolizing all these successful archetypes and focus on our skills, our communicative style, our mastery, and most important, our own artistry.

It's always great to learn from others, but perhaps it's even better to work on ourselves.

To Listen to the interview with Vitaly Pecherskiy -http://www.theinnerchangemaker.com/vitaly-p

Watch video performance - https://youtu.be/-iNSKR02VZs

Aug 4, 2015

Vitaly is the COO of StackAdapt, the world's leading native advertising platform. Vitaly has been featured in Adexchanger, Globe and Mail and even named Top 30 under 30 by marketing mag. In this fireside chat with Vitaly, we cover the truth of early stage entrepreneurism, why it is necessary to focus on you and stop worring about everyone else, and much more.

Jul 31, 2015

The conversation with Bobby was filled with tactics. 1) What is the value that you bring to the table? Whether you are an employer, employee, entrepreneur or student, Bobby recommends that you need to know your value. 2) What is your Val-You? Meaning, how well do you know yourself? How self-aware are you? Action packed episode! 

Jul 28, 2015

Bobby Umar is a 4x TEDx speaker and is considered a thought leader on personal branding and networking. In this episode, we go through the mindset of networking and how one can become an expert networker. Tip : It's all about giving. 

Jul 23, 2015

Stuart Knight shared with us powerful frameworks that can be applied in entrepreneurism, in relationships and in life. Whatver you want to accomplish in your life, you can reverse engineer yourself towards your goals. 

Jul 21, 2015

We have serial entrepreneur and acclaimed author; Stuart Knight with us. Stuart has build his entire brand on how people can have more powerful and authentic conversations with others. Stuart breaks down the framework to achieve anything in life, whether it is in business, entrepreneurship, and even relationships.

 

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