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Racing To The Top: The Tools You Need To Succeed In Life w/Simeon Ivanov

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Do you struggle to stick to goals that you’ve set yourself? Are you unsure about meditation and what it can offer you? Do you know how visualization can help you achieve your goals? On this episode, former professional racing driver, Simeon Ivanov, answers these questions and draws on his wide range of knowledge in business, sports and relationships to give tips and tricks you should be using to start living life to the fullest.

If you don’t create these daily rituals that push you forward then you will not be able to succeed.

- Simeon Ivanov

 

Takeaways

It’s important to track your daily goals, because people think that they remember things or follow routines, but if you don’t track it you probably aren’t doing it.

Your body's autopilot mode is not designed to make you happy, productive or creative and you need to snap out of it and do something different.

It’s important to visualize your goals and ambitions in your head. If you can do that and set it as a goal, then you can make it happen more easily.

 

Simeon began by telling us about his life so far and how he went from being a child who didn’t have a lot, to being a professional racing driver, to owning a multi million-dollar company to then stepping aside and opening Limitless Academy in Los Angeles. Simeon went on to discuss how reading has been so important in his growth and how important it is to actually implement the things you read. Following on from that Simeon explained how he uses visualization techniques that he learned from racing and how he implements them into the rest of his life. We finished up by talking about Simeon’s latest venture, Limitless Academy.

 

We also discussed:

  • The five stages of human development.
  • Your body's autopilot and how you need to push it to test yourself.
  • What tracking apps you should use.
  • Simeon’s personal experiences of letting work get on top of him and the effects it had.

Your mind has a habit of convincing itself that you have done certain things even if you haven’t, so it is key to begin tracking your progress. You may be unsure about whether meditation is for you, but just give it a go and see what it can do for you today. All you need to do is download an app like Headspace and try it for a week or two and see if you notice any improvements. Through the use of meditation, you will learn how to control your mind so that it doesn’t control you. A huge component of being successful is being happy, so start creating better habits today.

Guest Bio
Simeon Ivanov is a Bulgarian former racing driver who competed in Formula Renault 2.0 and World Series by Renault before quitting at the age of 19 to go and study Business Management in the UK at Kingston University. Following on from that he joined his brother and worked as a Managing Director of Vega Medical before recently making the move to Los Angeles to set up his own company called Limitless Academy. For more information head over to his Linkedin page; https://www.linkedin.com/in/ivanovsimeon/ 

How to Start Living Your Wonderful Today w/Beth Tancredi

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Have you found that your business life parallels your dating life? Do you need help feeling inspired? In this podcast Beth Tancredi, author of “Pursuing My Wonderful” discusses the best ways to manage your time effectively and how you can find something to do that inspires you so that you can start Pursuing Your Wonderful today.

You have to grab that inspiration as soon as it comes, because it will go away and it may go to somebody else. When it comes, you grab it. -Beth Tancredi

Takeaways

  1. Looking at the big picture can be daunting, so put goals and targets them into manageable bite-size chunks.
  2. You have to find something that works for you when looking to recharge your batteries and boost your creative juices; that could be exercise, seeing friends, music or personal treats.
  3. If you feel inspired by something it is important to grab it as soon as it comes because otherwise, you will lose it.

In this episode Beth began by talking about her book Pursuing My Wonderful and how it went from being a book about transitioning in business to the realisation that your dating life can be very similar to your business life. She went on to talk about time management and how important it is to mentally segment things and find routines that work for you. Later in the episode, Beth went on to discuss times in her life when her time management had suffered and how it affected her abilities in both her business and personal life. She then went on to talk about her mindfulness and meditative practices as well as her exercise routines and how this ties in with cleansing your soul. We finished off by talking about setting deadlines in your life and Beth offered some advice for entrepreneurs who may feel they are too busy for self care.

Beth also shared insights on;

  • How you bounce back and put things behind you.
  • Her preparation for sitting down to write a book.
  • How she gets inspired.
  • The importance of goal setting.

If you want to start Pursuing Your Wonderful, you need to plan your time effectively. Set realistic deadlines and break goals down into achievable, bite-sized pieces rather than aiming for the final goal, as you will ultimately fail and get down trodden. You need to find the time in your life to do things that recharge your batteries and cleanse your soul and this can be anything. Plan enough time in your week to do it and you will start reaping the rewards straight away.

Guest Bio

Beth Tancredi is a financial services and produce marketing expert, former VP at Merrill Lynch currently serving as General Manager at Rasmussen Reports. Now as a single mother, Beth is exploring the similarities between the business and dating world in her first book, Pursuing My Wonderful. Background includes working with The Weather Channel, Gannett Newspapers, Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch, Meridian Health and Rasmussen Reports to develop interactive and loyalty marketing programs.For information head over to her website; BethTancredi.com

The Big Mistake People Make With Carbs

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Sugar has been demonized by different experts and food industries, but did you know that your body actually needs it for energy? What are the right kind of carbs to consume? What does your body do in the absence of carbs and sugar? In this mini-episode, you will learn about consuming food in the right proportions for your body and avoiding cravings.

Your body, especially your brain, needs sugar. -Kristen Nolan

Takeaways

  1. When you don’t feed your body, you get energy from stress hormones which are released to break down muscle, fat and tissue.
  2. If you’ve been avoiding carbs, try adding 1/2 or 1/4 cup of fruit to your meals.
  3. If you cut out carbs, which are very necessary to your energy levels, you will eventually get cravings.

Your body combines glucose with oxygen to create energy. In the absence of good carbs, your body will use its backup method of producing energy, breaking down muscle, tissue and fat, which is very taxing on your system. You need healthy carbs coming into your body in the form of things like fruits and roots. Remember your body needs sugar to live.

How To Be The Best Leader You Can Be w/Donna Ceriani

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Neuroscience shows that your brain is like a battery that runs out during the day. Are you doing enough to inspire you and recharge your batteries regularly?Are you feeling stressed and tired? Are you working to the best of your abilities? On this episode, Donna Ceriani shares tips and tricks you can use to start living a healthier lifestyle, so you can put your best foot forward. Learn why you can’t be at your creative best and be the best leader you can be if you are stressed, eating badly and not exercising.

When you are in your element, when you are out in an area where you feel inspired, you can replenish your batteries, you are more productive, you are more creative and you are more inspired. –Donna Ceriani

Takeaways

  1. Nothing rejuvenates the brain better than good quality sleep. This should be paramount in your planning of everything.
  2. Recharging your batteries by being out in nature and doing something that inspires you can be effective for boosting your creativity and leadership abilities.
  3. Even just ten minutes of exercise a day can make a positive difference to brain function.

In this episode we began by talking with Donna about how she works with business executives to help them plot a roadmap to increase leadership success. Donna went on to to talk about goal setting and what goals to aim for. We went on to discuss stress and the health issues it can bring, and Donna spoke about her first hand experiences with the dangers of overworking yourself. Later in the episode we spoke about the importance of creating a routine that you stick to, no matter what, even if you are travelling with work. We finished off by talking about the need to plan your week so that you have time to do the things that will rejuvenate your mind and body.

We also discussed;

  • The right time to exercise
  • The importance of getting out in nature and doing something that inspires you.
  • The mistakes people make when travelling.
  • The rested edge versus the ragged edge.

If you are not showing up to work feeling refreshed and rejuvenated it impacts how you are able to do your best work and people will notice. With just a few simple steps you can begin turning your life around with regular exercise, clean eating and planning your time effectively so that you have enough time to do the things you enjoy. Treat your brain and body like a battery that needs to be charged, when you are at full power, you are a better leader and your business will thank you for it!

How Stacey Canfield Recovered From Burnout & Prioritized Self-Care

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A lot of entrepreneurs burn out because they think they need to push themselves and put off self-care. How does neglecting self-care affect your ability to show up as a leader and service provider for your clients? Why is self-care so connected to the effectiveness of your personal brand? Why is movement and feeding your body so important? On this episode, Stacey Canfield shared on her work and how she transformed her life by taking better care of herself.

It comes down to loving yourself more than you love your business or project. -Stacey Canfield

Takeaways

  1. Health doesn’t just affect your physical appearance. It also impacts things you can’t see like your energy levels, clear headedness and drive.
  2. Self-care tips: get a standing desk, swap coffee for bone broth, cook more and don’t work after 6pm.
  3. By giving up coffee, you don’t lose stamina or experience that 2pm crash.

At the start of the show, Stacey shared why being a model in the past made her a better photographer, and how she works with entrepreneurs to get them out of their heads and into their hearts. She also shared on how neglecting self-care affected her ability to show up as a leader, and how she transformed her priorities. Next, she shared on being able to fine-tune your focus and attention, and at the end of the show, she gave advice to entrepreneurs who still say they have no time for self-care.

Stacey also shared insights on

  • How she stays healthy and energized
  • How she up-levels people’s brands
  • The internal things affected by your self-care
  • Why cooking is her self-care

Taking better care of yourself will provide a huge shift in the way your brain functions. It will fine-tune your attention, make you more diligent in planning your days and activities, and you will start to focus on health beyond how you look. Self-care is a big buzz right now, but the biggest self-care you can do is feeding your body with the right food and moving your body on a consistent basis. There’s a meditation and a prayer that can be attached to making sure you feed your vessel properly.

Guest Bio

Stacey is an image artist, brand creator and master craftsman photographer. With over 30 years of photography experience, as well as being a former model, she brings both an eye for detail and a heart-centered focus to transforming the image, confidence and clientele of her clientele. Go to MyImageArtist.com for more information and to download a free guide, The 5 Must Have Marketing Photos Every Entrepreneur Needs to Be the Face of Their Brand.

Sacred Self-Care: The Role of Divine Navigation in Business & Personal Alignment w/Ronda Renée

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98% of what’s taught about entrepreneurship doesn’t make sense for 98% of entrepreneurs. How do you make sure your clients are buying into the most authentic experience of you? Why is it important for us to align with possibilities? What is the relationship between tasks, targets and goals? On this episode, Ronda Renée talks about divine navigation, giving more of yourself, and the importance of energy in business leadership.

A true possibility is going to feel so expansive that there’s no edge to it, and it’s something you’re doing for the energetic experience not specifically for a result. -Ronda Renée  

Takeaways

  1. When you get overwhelmed in your business, don’t turn to the business to fix it, look inward.
  2. By completing the task, you hit the targets, and by hitting the targets you hit the objectives.
  3. We need to receive more of ourselves in order to give more of ourselves.

At the start of the show, Ronda shared on divine navigation and how she uses that to help people get more out of their business and lives. Next she shared on how using your divine coordinates changes your life, and how she identifies that she’s overwhelmed in her business. We also discussed why you need to fill yourself up before you try to give to the rest of the world. Towards the end of the show, we talked about setting goals and targets.

Ronda also shared on;

  • How to identify a true possibility
  • Setting intentions for your goals
  • Why intention is always about experience
  • How to have a purpose and be purposeful

Your divine coordinates are your unique energetic soul signature. Using them changes your world, and their energy allows you to become a beacon in your business and life. Having a beautiful container that creates the ability to know what is aligned with you, makes the effort you put into your work easier. You are the product at the center of everything, and if you aren’t in alignment you won’t be the best version of yourself. With divine navigation, the truth of you comes forward and you will flourish.

Guest Bio

Ronda Renée has been called a modern day mystic with “x-­ray vision for your soul.” An international speaker, facilitator, two time best-­selling author, Life Fulfillment and Spiritual Business Mentor, Ronda has the unique ability for making the mystical practical. Having learned that all the “things” we think will make us happy never quite seem to, Ronda went on an intense inner exploration that led her to discovering her life’s work of teaching people how to live and work from their soul. Go to DivineNavigation.com for more information.

High Ticket Selling, High Performance & Connecting With Your Value w/Jennifer Diepstraten

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Investing in yourself at a higher level, helps others invest in you too. How do you raise your value and get higher level clients? What are the results of self-care in business? How does neglecting self-care block potential sales? On this episode, Jennifer Diepstraten shares on high ticket selling, investing and the power of being in alignment with your health and self-care.

It takes the same amount of energy, effort and focus to sell a $500 item as a $5000 item. The difference is your ability to communicate with clarity. -Jennifer Diepstraten

Takeaways + Tactics

  1. It’s impossible to come from the highest place of serving, if you haven’t been taking of yourself.  
  2. If you’re teaching personal development, business or have a lifestyle brand - you can’t cut self-care out.
  3. Don’t push through exhaustion and illness, your body is trying to tell you something VERY important.
  4. If you want to keep your body healthy, schedule exercise, when you eat, sleep and have snack time. 

At the start of the show, Jennifer shared on her service and why high ticket selling is so important. She also shared how a schedule helps her keep her body healthy, and the benefit of having a coach or a buddy to keep you accountable. We also shared the power of working from the highest place of serving, and how not resting affects how well your perform your business tasks. Towards the end of the show, Jennifer shared why selling is directly connected to changing the world.

 Jennifer also shared insights on;

  • How self-care grew her business by a factor of 9
  • The importance of congruence and authenticity in setting yourself apart
  • The power of paying attention to the small signs your body gives you
  • How entrepreneurs block their own sales
  • Her Millionaire Sales Mindset event and what she’ll teach

 

If you want to get the most out of your business, treat your body like your most important client. In a world with so much competition, a client is an internet search away from finding someone who offers the same services as you. What makes you stand out is your congruence, alignment, authenticity and communication. If you’re teaching people to optimize their lives - you cannot cut self-care out. It’s impossible to sell something you’re personally implementing. If you want to have high performance, you have to exude it from the inside out.

 

Guest Bio

Jennifer has been on a twenty-year journey to understand how relationships and communication influences what people do. Her journey includes graduating with Honors in Biopsychology from Vassar College and a Masters’ of Science degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine and 12 years in high-dollar corporate sales, where she was often asked to train colleagues on how to have conversations that could rekindle stalled negotiations.  She was frequently called on to resolve break-downs in communication with customers, and to give trainings to colleagues on creating honest and productive relationships with customers for one of the top optical equipment manufacturers in the world. Her passion is coaching and mentoring people whose relationships didn’t turn out quite the way they thought they would to create amazing relationships anyway, which she has been doing formally for 3 years. Go to Facebook.com/HighTicketSales for more information. Go to MillionaireSalesEvent.com to book a seat for her upcoming event!

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The Spa Life: How to Optimize Your Environment for Productivity & Success

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Leaving our health up to chance is a gamble that costs too much. How do you take control of your life and start living better today? Do you feel like you don’t have enough hours in the day to properly take care of yourself? On this episode Diane Halfman shares how you can improve all the facets of your life through simple planning and preparation.

Deep rest, healthy food, experiencing nature and all those other things feed your soul. When you do that, you can do anything – Diane Halfman

Takeaways + Tactics

  1. You need to make sure that the environment you create is optimized for productivity and excellence.
  2. Bad choices, whether they relate to food, sleep or whatever are more likely to lead to an unhealthy body and mind.
  3. You want to plan your day so that it is about what you ‘get’ to do, rather than what you ‘have’ to do.

At the start of the show we spoke about Diane’s life on the road and how she continues to live the same lifestyle through simple choices like bringing her own food, covering all electronics in the hotel with throws and traveling with her chiropractic pillow. Diane went on to talk about ways to shift your environment, and create systems and structures that actually support your life in all areas. Later in the podcast she went on to talk about times she had been overwhelmed and the ways this affected her productivity and leadership skills. We finished up by discussing time management and the way in which you should plan your days, and the need to let go of the, “too busy mentality”.

Diane also shared insights on;

  • Her history of working within the San Diego Police Department and the things she that saw influenced her ideas.
  • The costs of living her lifestyle
  • The processes you can use to help clear your mind
  • The ways you can shift your environment and create structures that improve your life

Your health is up to you, so you must make a conscious choice about how you live each of your days. You need to break bad habits involving food or lifestyle choices that may be preventing you from being the best version of yourself. You need to look at the flow of your day and how much space you have in your day for self-care. Once you start taking the time to look after yourself, all the other avenues of your life will start to improve.

Guest Bio

Diane teaches overwhelmed women how to have more balance in their life by creating systems and structures. Through sharing her proven organizing strategies, you will feel a greater sense of ease, comfort, and clarity in all areas of your life. Go to DianeHalfman.com for more information.

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From Ragged Edge to Rested Edge: How to Bring Calm, Confident Energy to Your Business w/Eleanor Beaton

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Presence is critical to great leadership and performance.  How does keeping your body healthy help you establish your presence as a leader? Why is self-care necessary in changing the paradigm for women in business? How do you keep yourself from cannibalizing your energy reserves? On this episode Eleanor Beaton shares on regimented self-care routines, and the role self-care efforts play in keeping her head in the game.

1100 net new businesses are opened everyday by women. The challenge is, we are having trouble extending that influence into the upper echelons of power. -Eleanor Beaton

Takeaways

  1. Just 2% of businesses owned by women cross the seven-figure mark.
  2. Compromising your energy diminishes your impact.
  3. There has to be a balance between pursuing ambition and staying in alignment.
  4. Presence is your ability to articulate a vision, your distinctness as well as your ability to engage and influence other people.

At the start of the show Eleanor shared on her work and the current paradigm for female entrepreneurs. We also discussed how self-care contributes to keeping her head in the game. “The bigger my business grows the more incumbent it is upon me to put self-care at the heart of things.” She also shared on energy reserves and how to stop cannibalizing them. We also talked about the balance between being on the driving edge and self-care. Towards the end of the show, we talked about the importance of team in growing a business, “it comes down to setting the direction and bringing powerhouse people together.”

Eleanor also shared insights on;

  • Keeping your nutrition and self-care dialed in during events
  • Why presence is critical to great leadership and great performance
  • The three aspects of presence
  • How to magnetize people in a stronger and more powerful way
  • What’s at stake if you don’t focus on self-care

Bold, empowered women will change the world and get seats at the table. Self-care is instrumental in empowerment because it allows us to bring our best selves forward. Establishing trust with the world starts with you, and we diminish that when our energy and well-being is compromised. We limit ourselves when we think small and try to do it all by ourselves. We push ourselves to the ragged edge when we take on too much. The goal is to be on the rested edge, so you can show up calm, confident, and ready to engage. The longer we stay attached to doing everything ourselves, the longer inequity will control the advancement of female entrepreneurs.

Guest Bio

Eleanor teaches professional women and entrepreneurs how to ask for what they deserve —Through her courses, workshops and private coaching programs, she shows women how to add 5-figures to their income and step onto the leadership track by teaching them the leadership skills of 7-figure business women. See more at: EleanorBeaton.com. Like her on Facebook: Facebook.com/StoryIsPower.

Conscious Visualization: How to Set the Standard for How You Want to Be Treated w/Melanie Layer

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You attract who you are in business. How do you make sure you’re the best version of yourself so you connect with the right people? How do you align gratitude, visualization and meditation to get the most out of your day? On this episode Melanie Layer shares how to go from being unseen to seen, and how to align your energy with what you’re doing.

The way I treat myself is exactly the standard for how other people treat me. -Melanie Layer  

Takeaways

  1. Some people need micro-changes and other people need the all in approach. The key is knowing your own personality.
  2. Decide who you want to be and have that person run the show.
  3. You should be treating yourself the way you want to be treated by the romantic partner you want.

At the start of the show, Melanie shared how the standard for how you treat yourself informs how other people treat you. We also talked about how things start to spiral downward when you stop making self-care a priority, and how to decide if you’re a person who needs micro-changes or big leaps. Melanie also gave some details on how her self-care efforts increased her profits, and why you need to stop blaming everything on not having enough time. Towards the end of the show, we shared on connecting success to your identity.

Melanie also shared insights on;

  • Why you attract who you are business
  • Her approach to gratitude, visualization and meditation
  • The power of consciously visualizing on something that serves you
  • Why setting standards helps you stay consistent

Your business is as important as you are. If you spend more time on yourself you’re going to make more money, and you’ll serve your clients at a higher level because you’ll be more connected. If you have had an issue staying consistent and visualizing, remember you can’t solve a problem with the mind that created it. Remember to connect your goals to your identity, and keep that identity congruent with everything that’s happening within you and around you.  

Guest Bio

Melanie Layer’s leading edge concepts and discoveries in self and business development are outstanding. She helps people who are feeling frustrated with their results and are ready to do whatever it takes to get the life they want by becoming their coach. Go to Facebook.com/TheBossVibe for more information on Melanie’s work.