Back in January of 2011 I suffered the worst injury of my athletic career: a torn Achilles. It didn’t actually hurt, but I had heard enough stories about what a torn Achilles felt like to know it wasn’t good. I sat down immediately on a bench and figured if I didn’t do something quick I might be stuck here for a while. So I got up, grabbed my stuff and headed to my car. With the help of a friend I drove home, rested and called my wife to tell her what happened. From there the story is about the process of healing and recovery where I learned so much. In this episode I’ll share details about this personal challenge illustrated through the following points:
- What I did to aid the process, both physically and mentally
- My response to the doctor’s prognosis and how that helped me
- What I learned about myself through this ordeal
- How to deal with your own Achilles heel injury (because it will happen)
What is your personal Achilles heel moment that you have faced? How did you deal with it? What did you learn from the process? I’d love to hear your stories and who knows? You story may be the words someone else reading this might need.
Ever heard of D-I-Y or Do it Yourself? Well, we’ve almost moved past that to D-I-F-M or Do It For Me. Think about it. Uber and Lyft exist so someone else can drive you to where you need to go. Lexus created an auto-park feature for its car. Subscription boxes are becoming more popular because not only do you get something delivered to you, but most of the time it’s a surprise so you don’t even have to make a decision on what to buy. This sort of “concierge” mentality can be viewed as a bit ridiculous, but what implications does this have for you?
In this episode we will discuss:
How service-based businesses have been forward thinking for a long time
Why living where you do may be the biggest innovative advantage you have
The one thing you must measure before you start any business
The difference between a hobby and business
What type of DIFM ideas do you have? Please share and I’m sure the feedback will help refine it!
School is overrated. Now with a Bachelors and Masters Degree under my belt that sounds hypocritical coming from me, but knowledge doesn’t necessarily translate to real world skills.
You can’t afford to wait for the economy to rebound. It’s not going to happen.
In this episode, I’ll explain the following reasons why you need a PHD (permanent hustle degree):
- Why there is NO substitution for experience
- Networking shouldn’t just be a goal, it should be part of your lifestyle
- How public speaking is just like selling
- Why you need a side hustle and when you should start one (or many)
What’s your experience with school and how has it shaped you into the person you are today? What idea has been brewing in your head/heart that you need to share with the world? Comment below because we need to know!
So I’ve jumped on the podcast bandwagon after seeing the majority of the entrepreneurs that I follow regularly do them consistently with great results. I’m not a huge radio/music listener, but I see the benefits of audio learning.
In this introductory podcast I’ll cover:
- How podcasts are a “passive” learning tool
- Why I use sports analogies with my coaching clients
- Why I don’t market myself as a Life Coach
- Why flexibility and reinvention is key to your success
This is going to be a fun ride and I need your feedback and comments to tackle the subjects that matter most to you. Please leave your comments/suggestions about the podcast below and I’ll get back to you ASAP!