Self-Help

The Front Row Factor: Transform Your LIfe with the Art of Moment Making

Jon Vroman, Author, Co-Founder Front Row Foundation, Moment Maker

One of iTunes top rated podcasts, this show is filled with incredible stories that will motivate and inspire you. It's fun -- we laugh. It's deep -- we feel. It's insightful -- we learn. It's authentic -- we share. This show is for people who have an insatiable appetite for learning, growing and making a difference in the world. Hey. I'm Jon, your host. In 2005, I co-founded a charity called Front Row Foundation, which helps kids and adults with life threatening illnesses to have a front row experience at the live event of their dreams. We then provide the tools to live EVERYDAY in the front row, which is one of the reasons we host this show. We believe... - You can learn a lot about living life from people fighting for it - Your ability to make the most of little moments can lead to larger movements in your life and for those you impact. On this show, each week, you'll learn with and from authors, elite athletes, film makers, business owners and anyone else choosing to live big and give big. I'm on a mission to show you how to Live Life In The Front Row™ through the transformative art of moment making. I'm ahusband, father of two energetic boys, and social entrepreneur. I'm proud of our #1 bestselling book The Front Row Factor: Transform Your Life with The Art of Moment Making. The book is a collection of inspiring stories, compelling science, and life strategies that challenge you to explore your values, establish priorities and reconnect to a higher purpose and deeper meaning within your life. Let's do this!

Episodes

#101: Celebration with Front Row Founder Jon Vroman
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2017-09-21 04:42:46 UTC 01:32:29
#101: Celebration with Front Row Founder Jon Vroman

''When we have purpose, we find power.'' - Jon Vroman

What started as an organization to help people brave life-threatening illnesses, has grown into something much bigger than I ever imagined.

If you’re brand new to the show, The Front Row Foundation is like Make-a-Wish meets Tony Robbins. We create life changing experiences for kids and adults who are fighting for their lives by putting them in the front row of their dream event.

Today, we want to celebrate a major milestone! We’ve recently surpassed a decade of creating these experiences, which has resulted in over 100 magical moments for Front Row recipients!

But what amazes me even more, is how this foundation has evolved over the years. It’s not just a wish organization, it’s a philosophy for life. We have built a community and culture that continues to ask the question:

how do we live every day in the front row fully engaged, closer to the things that make us come alive and make us feel like every moment of our life is meaningful?

To celebrate, I wanted to get together with some of the people who have been there from the beginning. Which brings us to today’s special conversation...

In today’s roundtable discussion, 5 best friends—myself, Hal Elrod (International Bestselling Author of The Miracle Morning and #1 donor to The Front Row Foundation), Jon Berghoff (Managing Partner of the Flourishing Leadership Institute), John Ruhlin (Author of Giftology), and John Kane (Director of Sales at Cutco and first person to ever get the Front Row tatoo!)—revisit how The Front Row Foundation has brought us together and share stories of how we’ve supported each other over the years.

Here’s a Quick Breakdown of Our Chat…
  • [12:15] The power of relationships—5 best friends express their gratitude for being a part of a company culture that brought them together.
  • [14:40] When the best things in life come from the most unexpected places—John Kane demonstrates this with one of his favorite John Ruhlin stories.
  • [19:00] Why nobody “makes it” on their own—You’ll hear how a willingness to serve and support one another allowed 5 friends to succeed beyond their wildest dreams.
  • [20:10] Find out what the Front Row Foundation means to each of the 5 friends and how an organization that started off as a way to help people fight life threatening illnesses, has grown into something much bigger!
  • [23:10] An incredibly touching story of Front Row recipient Sophie and the moment she got to meet Kelly Clarkson—this story will really help you appreciate how precious life truly is!
  • [31:36]Big lessons from The Front Row Factor: Transform Your Life with the Art of Moment Making—including how to empower your life by tapping into the past, present and future.
  • [41:10] How a partnership was born between The Best Year Ever Blueprint and The Front Row Foundation and why it’s giving attendees a higher sense of purpose.
  • [51:55] Why fundraising can align with the things you love to do—Learn how to give back with your time, talent and/or treasure!
  • [01:13:16] Smiling in the midst of adversity—What Hal’s battle with cancer can teach us about making the most out of difficult situations.

''Nobody succeeds alone.'' - Hal Elrod

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[FR DADS] Problem Solving Journals for Kids with Tuan Nguyen
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2017-09-21 04:42:46 UTC 33:32
[FR DADS] Problem Solving Journals for Kids with Tuan Nguyen

Tuan Nguyen is a philanthropist and entrepreneur who began his life with a simple goal of always making a positive difference in people's lives. Surviving death during his escape after the fall of Vietnam in 1975, he sees the world from a lens of gratitude and has been the foundation for all his hopes, dreams, and vision. His story demonstrates how volunteerism is the best platform for professional and personal development.

As a serial entrepreneur, Tuan has ran several multi-million dollar Internet companies and business advisory practices and has delivered over 300 speaking engagements including 3 TEDxTalks (within 20 months). 

#100: Loss, Love, and the Ingredients of Greatness with Chef Charles Carroll
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#100: Loss, Love, and the Ingredients of Greatness with Chef Charles Carroll

''Hire great people and make sure they have everything they need to be successful.'' - Charles Carroll

What’s one of your all-time favorite dishes? I bet you can think of at least a few! For most of us, food plays a big role in our lives. Not only does it fuel us, but it can enrich our lives, bring us closer together and give us memories to cherish for years to come.

But what can food teach us about living a successful life?   

Today, I get the chance to speak with eight-time Culinary Olympian Chef, Charles Carroll, who serves up an inspiring recipe for personal greatness and shares some of the incredible life lessons that food can teach us!

Charles Carroll is the Executive Chef at the River Oaks Country Club in Houston, Texas, which is among the top country clubs in the United States. He has received over seventy national and international awards, including three Presidential Medallions from the American Culinary Federation. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Chef Carroll was the manager of the 2004 United States Regional Culinary Olympic Team, which won three gold medals and was ranked third internationally.

During our discussion, we dive into his most recent book—The Recipe: A Story of Loss, Love, and the Ingredients of Greatness—a parable about a boy who overcomes tragedy and carves out a life of excellence by learning lessons from the kitchen.

Here’s a Quick Breakdown of Our Chat…
  • [07:55] Learn to achieve the seemingly impossible!—Charles shares his process for getting things done and his simple secret to success.
  • [14:23] How does being a dad help Chef Charles in the kitchen and how does being in the kitchen help him as a dad?
  • [17:39] Discover the values his parents instilled in him that attributed to his success as a chef!
  • [20:30] Learn how you can build a world-class team!—Take it from someone who has 3 restaurants, 6 kitchens, and 75 cooks who love what they do.  
  • [26:16] How can serving others lead to opportunities that you never even thought were possible?
  • [30:00] Chef Charles reveals his most enjoyable dishes from around the world.

''Worry about the small things, because the big things will take care of themselves.'' – Charles Carroll

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Confidence & Co-Parenting with Dr. Mark Trahan
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2017-09-21 04:42:46 UTC 43:43
Confidence & Co-Parenting with Dr. Mark Trahan

This episode is for Front Row Dads! Over the next several months, we're going to be releasing an episode every Friday that will help you deepen your sense of purpose as a father. Today, I bring you Dr. Mark Trahan! 

Mark Trahan, PhD, LCSW, is an assistant professor of Social Work at Texas State University. Dr. Trahan has spent the last fifteen years working with individuals, families, and couples as a therapist, researcher, and teacher. His areas of research interest include the role of fathering confidence in father engagement and the use of technology, specifically virtual reality, to assist in creating more confidence in men and fathers. Dr. Trahan is currently working on research projects with incarcerated men and returning combat soldiers, with future plans to use virtual reality for parenting and communication skills training. Dr. Trahan enjoys teaching and is passionately engaged in educating social work students. He loves spending time with his family, mountain biking, fly-fishing, and watching college football.

#99: Kiss the Ground with Award Winning Director and Bestselling Author Josh Tickell
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#99: Kiss the Ground with Award Winning Director and Bestselling Author Josh Tickell

''I am 100% convinced that we can stop and reverse climate change.'' - Josh Tickell

Do you ever wonder how the choices we make impact the future of our planet? What if I told you, we could grow enough food to feed all of humanity, while at the same time, reverse climate change?

You may be thinking, “OK Jon, that sounds nice, but is there really anything I can do about it?”

Yes, there is! And in today’s conversation with Josh Tickell, you’re going to find out why.

Josh Tickell is a Sundance award winning film director and bestselling author. His films and books focus on critical, “big picture” social issues including alternative energy, conscious capitalism and reversing climate change.

Josh co-directed the 2017 Lionsgate release, GOOD FORTUNE, the rags to riches biopic of Paul Mitchell and Patron cofounder, John Paul DeJoria. His first movie, FUEL, won the Sundance Audience Award for Best Documentary and to theatres globally. He regularly films and interviews luminaries such as Elon Musk, Dan Aykroyd, Woody Harrelson, Sheryl Crow, and Shailene Woodley.  

Tickell’s movies have won more than 40 major awards, been selected as a NYTimes Critics’ Pick and shortlisted for an Oscar and shown in the White House. He has spoken at more than 100 colleges and Fortune 500 businesses globally. He is a guest on shows such as The Tonight Show, Good Morning America, Morning Joe and on the Today Show.

Tickell’s new book, Kiss the Ground – How The Food You Eat Can Reverse Climate Change, Heal Your Body and Save the World with a forward by Whole Foods Founder, John Mackey, is being turned into a movie from executive producer Leonardo DiCapprio also entitled KISS THE GROUND.

Here’s a Quick Breakdown of Our Chat…
  • [09:07] 2 books, 2 movies, and 1 kid — How Josh and other extremely busy people manage to get it all done!
  • [11:44] Josh describes what it was like growing up, from Australia’s outback to Louisiana’s poor and polluted and how this inspired a successful career as a film director.
  • [15:20] A powerful vision for the future of our planet and the positive reality that humans can co-create.
  • [18:32] A wild story about how Josh and Ryland Englehart met and the partnership that followed!
  • [24:24] Kiss the Ground — How The Food You Eat Can Reverse Climate Change, Heal Your Body and Save the World.
  • [31:26] Learn how you can shop smarter and reengineer your food choices.
  • [45:39] Why should millennials start farming?
  • [54:40] The Regenerative Revolution that will change your body and the world through food.

''If you can visualize something, you can make it happen.'' – Josh Tickell

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The Grown-Up's Guide to Teenage Humans: Decode Their Behavior, Develop Unshakable Trust, and Raise a Respectable Adult with Teen Whisperer Josh Shipp
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2017-09-21 04:42:46 UTC 01:02:03
The Grown-Up's Guide to Teenage Humans: Decode Their Behavior, Develop Unshakable Trust, and Raise a Respectable Adult with Teen Whisperer Josh Shipp

This episode is for Front Row Dads! Over the next several months, we're going to be releasing an episode every Friday that will help you deepen your sense of purpose as a father. Today, I bring you Josh Shipp. 

Josh Shipp is an author, global youth empowerment expert, and acclaimed speaker. A former at-risk foster kid turned youth advocate, he is renowned for his documentary TV series (A&E), that followed his ground-breaking work with teens.

He is the author of the national bestseller “The Teen’s Guide to World Domination“, and was listed on Inc. Magazine’s 30 under 30 list.

He’s worked with groups of parents, educators & mental health professionals plus has spoken to more than TWO Million teens live.

Josh's ultimate goal is to help as many young people as possible. He trains other speakers through Youth Speaker University and his online mentoring program for teens A Year of Awesomeness has a world-wide reach. His free newsletter offers exclusive strategies to parents, educators, and youth workers.

#98: Powerful Partnerships, The Paradox of Time and Answering the Call with Top Real Estate Agent Karen Briscoe
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#98: Powerful Partnerships, The Paradox of Time and Answering the Call with Top Real Estate Agent Karen Briscoe

''Be the pebble that causes the ripple'' - Karen Briscoe 

If you look at the most revered people on the planet, it may seem like they are somehow different than the rest of us. How do they become so successful? What’s their big secret?

Yes, some are born with unique talents and gifts, but believe me, the vast majority of people who change the world, are no different from you and I.

In today’s conversation, Karen Briscoe shares her wisdom around succeeding with habits and reminds us that we all have the ability to uncover excellence, make a difference, and change the world… If we choose to!

Karen Briscoe is Principal of the Huckaby Briscoe Conroy Group (HBC) and author of “Real Estate Success in 5 Minutes a Day”. Karen and her team have been recognized by the Wall Street Journal as one of the 250 Top Realtor® teams in the United States, and they have sold more than 1,500 homes valued at over $1.5 billion. 

Here’s a Quick Breakdown of Our Chat…
  • [07:52] What was life like growing up for Karen?—Find out exactly where her entrepreneurial spirit and negotiating skills came from.
  • [11:12] Getting into the world of residential real estate—Why you can start at any time!
  • [15:17] Find out how she’s making an impact with her transformational book Real Estate Success in 5 Minutes a Day.
  • [20:18] Karen reveals the 3-part process to kicking excuses to the curb and seizing major opportunities that the Universe presents to you!
  • [25:40] Take your business to an entirely new level by landing game changing partnerships.
  • [30:10] Discover the many ways to harness the power of mentorship.
  • [35:23] Learn how to be the pebble the causes the ripple!
  • [42:00] How to see contribution as an opportunity to change the world.

''If I can do it, so can you.'' - Karen Briscoe 

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#97: Making One Step to the Summit with Mountaineer Lisa Thompson
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2017-09-21 04:42:46 UTC 01:04:51
#97: Making One Step to the Summit with Mountaineer Lisa Thompson

''I realized I am much stronger mentally and physically then I gave myself credit for.'' - Lisa Thompson

Finding the absolute edge of our limits is never an easy task, but is a critical part of achieving any kind of greatness in life. How then, can we push beyond what we believe is possible without going too far? Where is the line and how can we realize our true potential, even with goals that may be uncomfortable, extremely difficult, or seemingly out of reach?

Today, I get to talk with my friend Lisa Thompson, who is going to show you how to get one step closer to accomplishing your toughest goals and taking life to entirely new heights!

Lisa Thompson is an accomplished mountaineer who has stood on top of six of the world's highest mountains, including, as you will hear, Mt. Everest.

Throughout her life, she has become adept at gracefully overcoming challenges in order to accomplish unexpected things.  She is a cancer survivor, and she is still the only person in her entire family to graduate from college. Afterwards, she grew her career from a field service engineer to the leader of a $25m organization.  

When she isn’t in the mountains, she spends her time traveling and sharing her story with other motivated people.

Here’s a Quick Breakdown of Our Chat…
  • [12:58] Find out what life was like for Lisa growing up and how she came to love mountaineering.
  • [14:35] How the simple statement — one more step — can help you push beyond life’s biggest obstacles, build momentum, and accomplish more than you ever thought was possible.
  • [19:30] How did spite drive Lisa into a life of mountaineering and what can her experiences teach us about building self-confidence, overcoming adversity, ignoring the naysayers, and strengthening the mind?
  • [24:55] Why being diagnosed with Cancer never stopped her from accomplishing her toughest goal (at that time) of climbing The Himalayas.
  • [30:40] Lisa shares the critical factors to winning her fight against cancer.
  • [32:45] How to get and give the most out of every moment and the ‘See, Hear, Feel’ technique to intentionally feeling present.
  • [38:83] Lisa’s shares her Mt. Everest moments and why we are all capable of so much more than we think!
  • [53:00] What death can teach us about how to better appreciate life today.

''If you want me to do something, tell me I can’t and watch me prove you wrong.'' - Lisa Thompson

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#96: Rush To Curiosity & Magic Plans with Front Row Ambassador Adam Stock
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2017-09-21 04:42:46 UTC 43:47
#96: Rush To Curiosity & Magic Plans with Front Row Ambassador Adam Stock

''our calendar is an expression of your priorities.'' - Adam Stock

Are you spending time in ways that reflect your values and priorities? Are you in touch with the things that bring you the most joy in life?

Today, I talk with Adam Stock, who reminds us all how to live with more intention, leverage the power of curiosity, and appreciate the little things in life that make us happiest.

For nearly two decades Adam Stock has been helping clients navigate the many financial challenges in the PRESENT, so they can experience a more meaningful and joyful financial FUTURE.   

Dedicated to honing the craft of financial planning, Adam has obtained his CFP and the exclusive Masters' of Science Degree in Financial Planning.  

He is the President and Founder of The Next Level Planning Group, a team of 10 dedicated to solving an acute structural problem that exists in the financial services industry. Adam and his team go way beyond "better than" tactics to discover optimal strategies.

He is married to his wife of nearly 18 years, Melinda, and Father to 4 amazing children, ages 10, 7, 4, and 1.    

Here’s a Quick Breakdown of Our Chat…
  • [07:41] The entrepreneurial “Struggle to Juggle” —How to prioritize and balance between your personal and professional life.
  • [16:33] Learn how to excel exponentially by intentionally booby-trapping your success!
  • [20:19] Bring more joy into your life by learning to appreciate the micro moments.
  • [27:03] The power of both positive and negative role models.  
  • [28:45] How quickly can you get to curiosity? Adam explains why being curious is so important to his legacy.
  • [29:50] Why it’s never too late to transform a relationship.
  • [32:49] Making the world a better place and helping people who need help.

''Don’t rush to judgment, rush to curiosity.'' - Adam Stock

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#95: Getting Your Book Done with Writing Coach Azul Terronez
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2017-09-21 04:42:46 UTC 01:08:19
#95: Getting Your Book Done with Writing Coach Azul Terronez

''You are only a good teacher if you learn.'' - Azul Terronez

Have you ever thought about writing a book, but didn't know where to start? You probably have a million ideas rolling around in your head, but can’t exactly figure out how to process all the information and present it in a way that makes sense for your intended audience.

Maybe you’ve already committed to the process of writing a book, but you are constantly asking yourself ‘why am I writing this?’ or ‘who am I writing this for?’

These hurdles are very normal when it comes to learning how to write a book, which is why I wanted to invite my good friend Azul Terronez to join me on the podcast.

Azul is an educator, TEDx speaker and the author of of the best selling book The Art of Apprenticeship: How to Hack Your Way into Any Industry, Land a Kick-Ass Mentor and Make a Killing Doing What You Love. He is the Co-Founder of Authors Writing Academy and coaches authors like Pat Flynn from Smart Passive Income and Dana Malstaff, of Boss-Mom.com.

Azul also coached me through the writing process for The Front Row Factor book, which would never have been possible without his encouragement, guidance, wisdom, and ongoing support!

Be sure to listen to the entire episode, as Azul shares an incredible offer that you won’t want to miss!

To find out more about Azul and his coaching services, visit his website at  CoachAzul.com.  

Here’s a Quick Breakdown of Our Chat…
  • [08:30] Find out how Azul created a new life for himself by deciding to coach online influencers and thought leaders through the book writing process.
  • [13:00] The most important question to ask yourself if you’re considering writing a book.
  • [17:10] Learn how to speak to your intended audience and make a clear connection with your reader.
  • [21:50] Ok, you know you want to write a book, but what now? Azul breaks down the step-by-step process he uses to help clients gain clarity and go from idea to execution.
  • [32:23] When is it time to hire a coach to help you write your book?
  • [41:12] Azul recounts some of the most transformational moments of his life.
  • [46:45] What makes a good teacher great? Azul shares his tips and the awesome piece advice that he got from Seth Godin

''Ask the question ‘what is this for?’ and then really listen.'' - Azul Terronez

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#94: Lost To Found In 90 Days with Rachel Adams Lee
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2017-09-21 04:42:46 UTC 01:01:20
#94: Lost To Found In 90 Days with Rachel Adams Lee

''Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.'' - Rachel Adams Lee

We all want to lead happy and successful lives, but sometimes in the pursuit of success, we lose sight of what matters most.

So, do your actions line up with the person you really want to be? What could you eliminate that would add something to your life? What could you say “no” to that would bring more “yes’s” into your world?

Today I’m talking Rachel Adams Lee who is here to share how she transformed her life and found true happiness.

Rachel is the CEO & founder of Rachel Adams Group at Keller Williams Realty.  She is currently ranked in the top 1% of all Realtors in Placer and Sacramento counties. In 2015 and 2016 she was named “Wall Street Journal’s Top 1000 Agents” in the US.

Her team is anticipated to close $50 million in sales for the year 2017.  When not actively selling homes, Rachel can be found traveling the US, coaching others on how to build a successful real estate team with a winning mindset.  

She has a love for public speaking and enjoys seeing the positive affect her experience brings to others lives. While real estate is in her blood, her greatest joy comes from encouraging others to lead their best lives.  

Rachel’s love for inspiring others, combined with her own unique and powerful journey, led her to create the "Lost to Found in 90 Days" book and program.  

Here’s a Quick Breakdown of Our Chat…
  • [07:00] Despite building a “successful” real estate business, she was completely miserable on the inside. Discover the mantra that shifted her thinking and allowed her to find true happiness.
  • [12:20] Learn how to bounce back and find opportunity in life's most difficult moments.
  • [16:20] Are your actions in line with who you really want to become? Rachel shares her tips for leading a more intentional life!
  • [24:20] Are you a self-proclaimed people pleaser? Rachel was, but not anymore! Learn the secret to balancing the “yes’s” and “no’s”.
  • [30:50] Who are you surrounding yourself with? Rachel shares a friendly approach to editing your peer group and making sure the people you hang out with fully support your journey!  
  • [39:10] How to silence the noise, take a tech timeout and set clear work boundaries with your clients.
  • [47:30] Catapult the life of your dreams with Rachel’s book Lost to Found in 90 Days.

''I never knew what I wanted until I silenced the noise.'' – Rachel Adams

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#93: Redefining the Impossible with Dancing Wheels Founder Mary Verdi-Fletcher
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#93: Redefining the Impossible with Dancing Wheels Founder Mary Verdi-Fletcher

''Oftentimes people think disability is inability, which it’s not.'' – Mary Verdi-Fletcher

When was the last time you felt fully alive, free to express yourself fully and completely?

In an effort to protect ourselves from harm or being exposed to what we aren’t comfortable with, we often will create mental barriers that can hold us back. What would life look like if we decided to knock those barriers down? What then would be possible?

Today I’m talking with my inspirational friend Mary Verdi-Fletcher. She’s here to discuss how she’s using dance to educate and inspire the disabled and able bodied alike to believe our disabilities don’t define us.

Mary Verdi-Fletcher is a true pioneer. She is America’s first professional wheelchair dancer and has taken a field where disabilities were not accepted and worked endlessly to shatter stereotypes, change attitudes, bring hope, advocate for inclusion, and essentially be an agent of change.

Despite being born with spina bifida, Mari has worked tirelessly to open the doors of opportunity for people with disabilities who wanted to pursue their goals on an equal ground with their non-disabled peers. This determination ultimately led her to found The Dancing Wheels Company in 1980 in Cleveland, Ohio, which was specifically formed to employ professionally trained dancers, with and without disabilities.

The Dancing Wheels Company has reached audiences of over 5 million people with awe-inspiring school assembly programs, workshops, residencies, and main stage concert performances worldwide.  

If you’ve ever had moments of doubt or convinced yourself that you couldn't do something, I can promise this conversation will show you what’s possible when you believe in yourself.

Here’s a Quick Breakdown of Our Chat…
  • [10:30] Mary discusses her Dancing Wheels School and Company, its mission and how one encouraging phrase from her mother made it all possible.
  • [16:25] Mary’s definition of dancing and how she uses this interpretation as inspiration to achieve any goal.
  • [18:50] Learn how the lives of Mary’s able bodied students are positively affected due to their close interaction with their disabled dance partners.
  • [21:05] The single biggest obstacle Mary would have to overcome in her early 20s and how that decision would open the door for everything to follow.
  • [28:05] Listen as Mary recounts her favorite Dancing Wheels success stories and the one story which will bring a tear to your eye.
  • [35:08] Learn Mary’s advice to live by and how she uses it to turn any obstacle into an opportunity.

''The arts are an avocation that chooses you. You don’t choose it.'' – Mary Verdi-Fletcher

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#92: Peace is a Choice with Life Coach Christine Khetarpal
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#92: Peace is a Choice with Life Coach Christine Khetarpal

''Peace is about not having stress and relaxing in the moment.'' - Christine Khetarpal

When was the last time you had to face a really difficult decision? One that you knew could change the trajectory of your life.

If you’ve ever struggled to find the answers, trust me, you’re not alone. But there’s good news! Where you are today, does not have to be where you are tomorrow. Ready to find the clarity you’ve been searching for?

For over 25 years, my friend and today’s guest, Christine Khetarpal, has been passionate about helping her clients make clear, confident choices that emerge them into a life they love and deserve.   

As a Certified Life Coach, Christine’s practice, Emerge Now Coaching focuses on guiding men and women through the process of deciding, “Should I stay or leave my marriage?”

Christine personally knows the impact of putting off a difficult decision. After spending over 5 years living in fear of making the “wrong” decision, experiencing stress-related health issues like shingles and continuing to hang on to hope that things will eventually get better on their own, she now realizes that hope by itself is wonderful, but the real key is making powerful choices and taking courageous action.  

Christine’s message to you is “Peace is a choice. And by standing in your power to choose, you can start to make choices that will guide you towards living your life in the front row.

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat…

  • [07:50] Why peace is a choice, even during life’s most challenging moments.
  • [13:32] Christine shares her story and explains how she used peace to find happiness in her own life.
  • [17:39] What does peace really mean?
  • [22:46] Learn what E.M.E.R.G.E stands for, so you can gain new perspective and positively transform your life.
  • [25:42] Need to overcome an incredibly hard decision? Find out when it may be time to hire a coach who can lead you through life’s most challenging moments.
  • [28:00] Discover 3 questions you can ask to become a better communicator in any relationship.
  • [33:18] What to do when you’re contemplating your commitment to something important in life.

''Am I really living a life that I want?'' - Christine Khetarpal

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#91: Discover The Art of Moment Making with Jon Berghoff and Jon Vroman
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#91: Discover The Art of Moment Making with Jon Berghoff and Jon Vroman

''Anything of any magnitude starts with a micro movement.'' - Jon Berghoff

Your entire life is made up of countless moments, and each one carries an opportunity to experience joy, fulfill your sense of purpose, and make a difference. That is the art of moment making!

What if there was a way for you to recognize and create more of these moments, not only in your life, but in the lives of those who matter the most? That’s what today’s conversation with my good friend Jon Berghoff is all about!

We want to invite you to participate in our upcoming event, The Front Row Summit, which is happening July 24-26, inside Cuyahoga Valley National Park. This is a 3-day, in-person event, limited to an intimate group of 50 individuals.

It’s a tremendous opportunity for anybody who wants to find deeper purpose and transform their life through the art of moment making. Whether you’re a parent, an entrepreneur, or someone who just wants to make the most of every moment, this event was made for you. You can learn more and apply by clicking here.

The Front Row Summit also gives you a chance to make a difference by co-creating the future of the Front Row Foundation. You’ll be encouraged to bring your ideas and insights to the table, to help support the evolution of the organization.  

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat…

  • [09:51] What is a moment maker and why does it matter?
  • [17:51] How do micro moments lead to macro movements?
  • [25:08] What to expect at the The Front Row Summit, including reconnecting with nature, finding your purpose and the future of leadership!
  • [33:42] Why nothing is impossible when you can master the art of asking great questions.
  • [43:20] Stories that demonstrate the power of capturing front row moments.
  • Want to hang out with Jon & Jon at the Front Row Summit? Apply here!  

''The way you show up in the world, is one moment at a time.'' - Jon Vroman

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#90: Loving Louder, Amplifying Your Life, and Coming Together with Motivational Messenger Preston Smiles
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2017-09-21 04:42:46 UTC 50:44
#90: Loving Louder, Amplifying Your Life, and Coming Together with Motivational Messenger Preston Smiles

''It’s not happy people that are grateful, it’s grateful people that are happy.'' - Preston Smiles

What actions are you not taking because of fear? What’s holding you back from making bold moves, taking action, and creating the reality of your dreams?

In today’s conversation, I’m delighted to be speaking with Preston Smiles. Preston is a motivational messenger whose mission is to  empower, inspire and ignite a multi-generational movement of radical growth through conscious, creative content, acts of love and living boldly.

Preston believes, as I do, that we’re here to leave the planet better than we found it, and he’s committed to motivating you to join him on that mission, so you too can live your best life NOW.

Today we’re going to vibe higher, talk about gifts and gratitude, discuss stories of listening to your “first voice”, learn what it means to show up BIG for others, hear some of Preston’s life changing moments, and a whole lot more! 

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat…

  • [08:00] Preston kicks things off by sharing a super fun exercise that will help you vibe higher and positively impact the people around you!
  • [10:45] Turn the volume up on your life by turning the volume up on love!
  • [13:09] Discover true happiness with the gift of gratitude.
  • [18:44] Preston shares a heartfelt story that demonstrates the power of showing up for people when it matters the most.
  • [29:18] Preston shares his incredible journey from being shamed for learning differently as a kid to the life changing moments that pushed him towards an abundant life full of love.
  • [41:20] Giving yourself permission to level up your life.

''You get in life what you give to life.'' - Preston Smiles

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#89: Building Online for Speakers, Coaches and Authors with Amber Vilhauer
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2017-09-21 04:42:46 UTC 01:05:48
#89: Building Online for Speakers, Coaches and Authors with Amber Vilhauer

''I believe we are all capable of great things.'' - Amber Vilhauer

If you had the opportunity to change your life, would you? How would the story unfold if you had the strength to face your biggest fears and maximize your true potential?

Today I’m talking with my good friend and trusted business coach, Amber Vilhauer. She’s here to shed light on the process she’s used to create a highly successful and sought after online business, while also sharing her best tips for busting through self-imposed limitations and unlocking extraordinary results in your life.

Amber is an online business growth mentor who supports authors, speakers and coaches to establish a powerful, integrated online presence that gets results and empowers them to make a difference in their industry.

Since starting her multi-six-figure company NGNG Enterprises (standing for No Guts No Glory) in 2007, she has spent her career impacting her community and building strong strategic alliances with industry leaders and game-changers across the web.

Amber has supported thousands of entrepreneurs on six continents to get results. She is the launch manager behind several #1 bestselling books including those for Mark Victor Hansen, Brendon Burchard, Lisa Nichols and Les Brown.

If you’re an aspiring author, speaker, life coach with a message or just someone wanting to increase your online presence and turn your passion into profit, you’ll definitely want to hear what Amber has to say.

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat…

  • [14:20] Learn what you need to do to build momentum and become more efficient at time management.
  • [16:40] The must-have project management system and other task management tools utilized by Amber for maximizing productivity.
  • [22:45] Amber shares how she hit rock bottom at 16-years-old and the decision making process that completely transformed her life.
  • [35:37] Are you prepared to push beyond fear and maximize your true potential? Find out why anyone is capable of creating extraordinary success!
  • [41:43] The single most important factor to succeeding as a coach, speaker, and/or author.
  • [47:45] Amber breaks down her thought process for helping someone earn more money in their business and create more freedom in their life.
  • [53:15] Discover one of the most effective methods for building your team and growing a results-driven business.

''I’m here to make sure that other people feel heard, empowered and loved'' – Amber Vilhauer

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#88: Purpose, People and Profits with CEO Scot Lowry
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2017-09-21 04:42:46 UTC 01:01:41
#88: Purpose, People and Profits with CEO Scot Lowry

It’s no surprise that the quality of our lives can be directly tied to the quality of the conversations we have with the people we know, love and trust. Yet, so many of us struggle to create REAL relationships...

How do you show up for the people that matter the most? Have you lost sight of your true purpose?

Today, Scot Lowry is here to share his framework for mastering conversation and developing authentic relationships, so you can positively impact every area of your life!

Scot’s purpose is to lift people who are lifting the world. He is passionate about creating scalable, purpose-rich cultures that empower people and organizations to access their full capacity, love their work, manifest their dreams, and maximize positive contributions in the world.

He is currently the father to two teenage boys, a youth hockey coach, and the CEO of Fathom, an award-winning revenue acceleration marketing firm based in Cleveland, OH. Scot is also a Strategic Advisor to The Flourishing Leadership Institute (FLI).

Scot studied Finance and Entrepreneurship with degrees from the University of Florida (BS) and the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University (MBA), where he is also an associate instructor of entrepreneurship. In his free time, you can find him kiteboarding, playing or coaching ice hockey, or mountain biking.

In today’s conversation, Scot shares his inspiring journey, including how his original path to success only led to an empty and unfulfilling life. On the outside, he had it all. But beneath the surface, Scot was miserable. It turns out, he was completely misaligned with his “Why” and what matters the most.

You’ll find out why authentic relationships matter so much, how to better communicate with your spouse & kids, the importance of creating authentic dialogue in the workplace, and his incredible story of getting a Front Row tattoo!

''If we can talk about it, we can fix it.'' - Scot Lowry

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [02:45] Why having authentic conversations with your kids can be the best form of support.
  • [06:20] Learn how you can improve company performance and create value for clients by embracing authentic dialogue in the workplace.
  • [10:15] Have you ever had an argument with a spouse or colleague that had spiralled out of control? Find out what you can ask yourself to get things back on track!
  • [13:30] Learn how to give your “lizard brain” a break so you can communicate more effectively during difficult conversations.
  • [16:00] How to cultivate a company culture with great communication by re-framing the questions you ask.
  • [19:39] Find out how Scot’s company, Fathom, is helping middle market CEO’s to solve problems and generate more revenue.
  • [24:00] Discover the 3 P’s to naturally bring out the best in your organization.
  • [28:17] Scot shares the story of when he committed to getting a tattoo to help raise an additional $20,000 in support of the Front Row Foundation. Find out why his decision goes far beyond the charity!  
  • [44:00] He had followed the typical script to achieving success… only to find out he was completely miserable. Find out why relationships with people really matter and how you can transform an empty and unfulfilling life into one that gives you purpose and positively impacts the world
  • [48:15] The difference between hope and optimism and how it affects your ability to get the results you want in life.

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#87: MWF Motivation, Becoming the CEO of Your Life and World Peace with Rob Dial
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2017-09-21 04:42:46 UTC 01:05:55
#87: MWF Motivation, Becoming the CEO of Your Life and World Peace with Rob Dial

''Pain is inevitable, suffering is a choice.'' - Rob Dial

How many times in your life have you found yourself saying “Life’s not fair” or allowed yourself to quit when things simply became too difficult?

What if you could bust through the emotional barriers and self-limiting beliefs? If nothing was holding you back, how would that transform your life?

Today’s conversation is with my good friend and Performance Coach, Rob Dial. He’s here to inspire and instruct you to overcome life’s many adversities along the path to true self-fulfillment and happiness.

Rob is a leader in the business and personal growth space and the Founder of MWF Motivation. He is passionate about "hacking" the human mind to unlock parts of ourselves that we never knew existed.

Rob is also a published author, podcast host, blogger and speaker that engages with people all over the world to help them become the best version of themselves.

In this personal and inspiring discussion, Rob details how he managed to overcome the debilitating effects of an emotionally absent, alcoholic father, en route to finding his path of helping people change their lives for the better.

If you’re ready to stop making excuses and start living a life that makes you feel complete, regardless of the hand you were dealt, you definitely won’t want to miss this conversation.

Here’s a breakdown of our chat…

  • [7:35] Find out how Rob overcame the uncertainty associated with a troubled childhood and confronted his demons face on.
  • [15:15] Learn what ‘acting like the CEO of your life’ entails and how doing so can unlock the door to your personal growth.
  • [21:30] Learn to be present, feel significant and find true happiness.
  • [27:45] How to guarantee your success forever, no matter what happens to you financially.   
  • [33:45] How to bust through fear and overcome self-limiting beliefs so you can accomplish ANYTHING.
  • [41:25] Rob’s step-by-step approach to finding your “Why” and uncovering your deepest motivations.
  • [50:30] Find out what drives Rob to wake up every day and why we all have a responsibility to create a more peaceful world.

''You’re already enough… there’s nothing else you need.'' - Rob Dial

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#86: Beyond Your Body, MTJM & Escaping Papua Indonesia with Adventure Athlete Tommy Danger
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2017-09-21 04:42:46 UTC 01:06:51
#86: Beyond Your Body, MTJM & Escaping Papua Indonesia with Adventure Athlete Tommy Danger

''I literally knew that whatever I dreamed of I could do'' - Tommy Danger

Has there ever been a moment in your life when you thought “I could never do that in a million years!”?

What if instead, you believed that you could? What would be possible if you pushed past your self-limiting beliefs and decided to show up big in every aspect of your life?

Today’s conversation is with my good friend and adventure athlete, Tommy Danger, who will inspire you to push your life to the ultimate limit!

Tommy learned in his mid 20's that life wasn't about the money you make, but the lives you change. Through his love of adventure he founded a non-profit foundation called More Than Just Me that uses adventure projects to raise money and drive awareness for important causes around the world.

He is currently in the middle of his third project called More Than Just Mountains where he is climbing the Seven Summits (the highest peak on each continent) with two of his close friends to raise awareness for Cystic Fibrosis.

It's been almost 10 years since Tommy made a massive change to his lifestyle and since then he has biked from Los Angeles to Boston, ran from Seattle to Daytona Beach, and has completed four of the Seven Summits.

He currently lives in Park City, UT with his beautiful wife Alyx, their pup Boo, and a little Danger baby on the way.

In this exciting discussion, Tommy shares the lessons he’s learned through his many adventures and exactly how he’s using them to positively impact the world.

He walks us through his incredible trek through Papua, Indonesia and how he barely made it out alive. The journey included everything from hiking through tropical jungles and traversing through rivers, to climbing steep cliffs and negotiating with tribal chiefs.

If you want to learn how to turn your biggest dreams into reality, push your body to unimaginable limits, and make the most out of each and every moment that life has to offer, you definitely won’t want to miss this convo!

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat…

  • [08:22] Where did his incredible sense of adventure come from and what exactly is the story behind his nickname, Fat Tommy?
  • [12:20] Hear about his first big adventure, biking coast-to-coast from California to Boston, to raise money for at-risk teens.
  • [15:00] The importance of believing that YOU can turn your dreams into reality.
  • [16:30] Learn how More Than Just Me is using adventure to bring awareness to important causes.
  • [20:15] How to see the positive side of anything, find your internal happiness and change the world in the process!
  • [24:40] His crazy adventure to run across the US (20 miles per day for 6 months) and the single moment that made all the blood, sweat and tears 100% worth it.
  • [30:20] Find out how the More than just Mountains project is helping to drive awareness to those affected by Cystic Fibrosis.
  • [32:50] Learn how to tap into the power of your mind and push your body to the ultimate limit.
  • [40:20] The story of how he barely escaped from a remote location buried deep in the heart of Papua, Indonesia.

''We have birth and we have death. What happens between is up to us.'' - Tommy Danger

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#85: Serial Entrepreneurship, Front Row Moments & Scaling Impact with Problem Solver Jeff Hoffman
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2017-09-21 04:42:46 UTC 58:35
#85: Serial Entrepreneurship, Front Row Moments & Scaling Impact with Problem Solver Jeff Hoffman

''The quality of your life is 100% dependent on the quality of the people in it.'' - Jeff Hoffman

What can you do when the only people in your circle of influence don’t believe in you?

How could stepping out of your comfort zone change the trajectory of your life and give you new perspective on the world?

Have you ever wanted to scale your business, but don’t know where to start?

These are just a handful of the powerful questions that serial entrepreneur, Jeff Hoffman, answers during today’s powerful conversation on the Front Row Factor podcast.

Jeff Hoffman is a successful entrepreneur, proven CEO, worldwide motivational speaker, and published author. He has been the founder of multiple startups, CEO of both public and private companies, and senior executive in many capacities. Jeff has been part of a number of well-known companies, including Priceline.comuBid.com, ColorJar, and more.

Jeff is a frequent keynote speaker, co-author of the book SCALE, a teacher for innovation workshops to major corporations, and a featured business expert as seen on Fox News, Fox Business, CNN, CNN International, Bloomberg News, CNBC, ABC, NPR, and in publications including Forbes, Inc., Time, Fast Company, the Wall Street Journal, and more.

Jeff received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the national CEO council for his contributions to the field of entrepreneurship, and he received the Champion of Entrepreneurship Award from JP Morgan Chase, Citibank, and Rising Tide Capital, as well as receiving the George Brown Award for International Cooperation.

Outside of the world of technology, Jeff has produced movies, has produced musical events including concerts, tours, and charity events with such artists as Elton John, Britney Spears, NSYNC, and others, and serves on numerous charity and non-profit boards.    

In this comprehensive discussion, Jeff describes his entrepreneurial journey, including the lessons he’s learned along the way and what it truly means to succeed. We talk about creating a vision and accomplishing big goals, how to make it as an entrepreneur, tips for scaling your business, the power of contribution, powerful front row moments, and a whole lot more!

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat…

  • [12:50] What can you do when the only world you know doesn’t believe in your biggest goals and dreams?
  • [15:00] Are we really all that different? Find out what Jeff discovered from traveling to 90+ countries, including the real truth about what connects and divides the human race.
  • [20:00] Learn how to embrace the beauty in others, surround yourself with amazing people and create unforgettable front row moments that can positively impact the world!
  • [25:50] What does it truly mean to be successful? Listen to Jeff’s surprising definition and the tool he used to design the ultimate life!
  • [31:09] Long-term plans get punched in the face! Learn how you can create a strong vision and successfully accomplish your toughest goals.
  • [34:20] Discover the 2 most important steps you can take in order to succeed as an entrepreneur.... And guess what? Money has nothing to do with it!
  • [36:08] Should you scale your business? If so, how? As the co-author of Scale: Seven Proven Principles to Grow Your Business and Get Your Life Back, Jeff will tell you exactly what you need to know!
  • [40:39] The 3 most important questions to ask yourself that influence how people remember you when you die.
  • [43:03] Don’t miss this incredibly powerful recipient story that defines what it really means to live life in the front row.  
  • [53:39] Jeff’s advice to anyone who wants to give back but has no idea where to start.

''Every human being should have their own red carpet moment.'' - Jeff Hoffman

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#84: Climbing Blind, Channeling Ego & 7 Summits with Adventurer Erik Weihenmayer
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2017-09-21 04:42:46 UTC 01:03:49
#84: Climbing Blind, Channeling Ego & 7 Summits with Adventurer Erik Weihenmayer

''If I can’t move forward, then I’ll move in another direction.'' - Erik Weihenmayer

Have you ever been faced with a challenge that people told you was impossible? Did you let fear stop you from moving forward or did you persevere when nobody thought you could?  

In this inspiring conversation with Erik Weihenmayer, he’ll teach you how to harness the power of adversity, overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles, and live a life of purpose and impact!  

Erik Weihenmayer is one of the most celebrated and accomplished athletes in the world. In 2001, he became the only blind person in history to climb Mount Everest. When he stood on the top of Carstensz Pyramid in 2008, he completed his quest to climb all of the Seven Summits - the tallest peak on each of the seven continents.

In September 2014, Erik and blinded Navy veteran, Lonnie Bedwell, kayaked the entire 277-miles of the Grand Canyon on the Colorado River, considered one of the most formidable whitewater venues in the world. Erik continually seeks out new adventures, focusing his efforts on empowering people traditionally swept to the sidelines of life. He founded an organization called No Barriers, which helps people with challenges tap into the human spirit, break through barriers, and contribute to the world.

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of their Everest ascent, Erik and his team founded a new No Barriers program, No Barriers Warriors, which uses teamwork and the mountains as a transformative force to help veterans reclaim their lives after devastating injuries.

Erik is the author of two best-selling books: his memoir, Touch the Top of the World and The Adversity Advantage, which offers lessons for turning challenges into greatness. He is an internationally recognized speaker and brings his message of living a No Barriers Life to audiences around the world.

What I love most about this conversation is Erik’s unique ability to step back and find new perspective and solutions to problems that allow him to keep moving forward. At the point when most people would decide to give up, Erik just finds another route.

This discussion is loaded with inspiring stories and proof that regardless of your abilities, what’s inside of you is stronger than what’s in the way.    

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat…

  • [05:50] Learn about Erik’s “Open Heart Policy” and how it can help you find hope and possibility, even during life's most challenging moments.  
  • [07:43] Erik describes his first attempt at rock climbing as a blind kid and how it completely changed the trajectory of his life.
  • [09:00] Learn how to courageously overcome the naysayers, and turn judgement and ridicule into fuel for your toughest obstacles.
  • [14:00] Erik talks about summiting Mt. Everest, the moment that still brings tears to his eyes, and the role his incredible team played in the process.
  • [17:30] How to surround yourself with incredible people who will step up when you need them most.  
  • [19:42] Why you should stop rejecting your ego and start channeling it to do something great.
  • [23:00] Find out how Eric turned his past achievements into catalysts to push beyond his limits, learned to Kayak blind, traveled 277-miles of the Colorado River, got knocked over and beat down, and kept on moving forward!  
  • [33:00] How to manage fear and break through barriers when you’re way over your head!
  • [38:50] Erik describes why family is the greatest “no barriers” journey of them all and how he hopes to be remembered by his kids.
  • [53:30]Learn how you can rebuild and rediscover yourself in the midst of adversity.

''Your ego is the thing that makes you great.'' - Erik Weihenmayer

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#83: Stealing Fire, Finding Flow, and Hurling Down Mountains with Bestselling Author Steven Kotler
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2017-09-21 04:42:46 UTC 01:01:37
#83: Stealing Fire, Finding Flow, and Hurling Down Mountains with Bestselling Author Steven Kotler

''Flow are those enjoyable, wonderful, delightful moments of thorough engagement with the present.'' – Steven Kotler

What do the richest, happiest, and most revered people in the world know about success, that most people don’t? What if there was a way for you to tap into a higher level of consciousness and completely upgrade your life?

In today’s episode of the Front Row Factor podcast, Steven Kotler, is here to let you in on the secret formula that the uber successful are using to lead extraordinary lives.

Steven is a New York Times bestselling author, an award-winning journalist and the co-founder and director of research for the Flow Genome Project. He is one of the world’s leading experts on ultimate human performance.

His writings have been translated into over 40 languages and appeared in over 80 publications, including The New York Times, Atlantic Monthly, Forbes, Wired and TIME. He also writes “Far Frontiers,” a blog about science and culture for Forbes.com, appears frequently on television and radio, and lectures widely on technological, scientific and cultural issues, both to corporate and education institutions.

In this super entertaining conversation, Steven and I dive deep into his latest book, Stealing Fire: How Silicon Valley, the Navy SEALs, and Maverick Scientists Are Revolutionizing the Way We Live and Work.

You’ll quickly learn that stepping into an altered state of mind isn’t just for drug induced dancing bears and dead head gatherings. There is a wide spectrum of altered states of consciousness, including flow, which you can harness to improve performance, optimize your health, and achieve the impossible!

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat…

  • [09:12] Ever wonder where information actually comes from? Find out what Steven thinks and what your intuition has to do with it!
  • [11:20] Steven’s unconventional and surefire method for making any project a success.
  • [14:30] Find out why everything Steven does is organized around creating “flow.”
  • [16:14] What exactly is flow and how can it be used to optimize your mental and physical well-being?  
  • [19:00] Learn the science behind flow and it’s proven ability to fight against autoimmune conditions and life threatening illnesses.  
  • [20:20] What Stealing Fire can teach you about tapping into a heightened state of mind so you can live an extraordinary life.
  • [28:30] Steven reveals the 4 powerful forces of extasis that can improve your human performance, including the most addictive state on earth!
  • [34:00] Why isn’t everybody talking about this high performance success formula and how are these altered states of consciousness now proving to create authentic mystical experiences?
  • [43:30] Is it  possible to hunt for flow and intentionally program you're self-conscious mind?
  • [50:30] The dangers of tapping into altered states of consciousness and why we need to use these techniques wisely.

''Everything I do, is done to generate flow.'' - Steven Kotler

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#82: Blind Adventure, Growing Up Fast & Redefining What's Possible with Tim Conners
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2017-09-21 04:42:46 UTC 01:02:53
#82: Blind Adventure, Growing Up Fast & Redefining What's Possible with Tim Conners

''You never know until you do it.'' - Tim Conners

What preconceived notions and limiting beliefs are holding you back from dreaming big and living life fully? When was the last time you stepped out of your comfort zone and did something courageous?

In this powerful conversation, my friend Tim Conners, will challenge you to see life from a whole new perspective!

At the young age of 15 Tim’s life was thrown upside-down after receiving a diagnosis of t-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia. For about three months Tim would find himself in remission from the cancer, but before he had time to catch his breath it was back. Not only was it back, but this time it was attacking his optic nerves in his eyes. In approximately 48 hours Tim would lose his sight, but the real concern was how to keep him alive.

Tim would go on to receive a bone marrow transplant. What was supposed to save his life almost took him in the process. He experienced heart, lung, and kidney failure. Against all odds including doctors who prepared his family for their last goodbyes, he would make it.

Tim has chosen to use this life changing experience to gain a positive perspective and says it has "opened up his eyes to everything that was in front of him”.  Although he still faces complications today, he continues to persevere through them, and work toward his mission of living life fully, making a difference, and redefining possible.

Tim is attending his senior year at Ithaca College, studying "Communications Studies" in New York and has already taken a path as a motivational speaker, a blind adventurer, and released his first book It’s Impossible Until You Do It.

He believes people can move mountains if they move them together, and on May 22nd he is embarking on his latest endeavor called “MounTimPossible” to climb the highest mountain in Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro. His goal is to raise money for the organizations that not only saved his life, but gave him the strength to start living again so they can provide the same services to other children like him as well.

I got the pleasure of meeting Tim a few years ago, while giving a speech at Ithaca College. His story and outlook on life completely inspired me and I’ve been fortunate to call him my friend ever since.

Today, Tim is here to share his story with the Front Row Factor community. His sense of adventure, desire to live big, and his profound ability to see the world, despite being blind, is truly inspiring. Tim will show you that anything in life is possible if you willing to put your mind to it.

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat…

  • [10:09] Why nothing is impossible if you’re willing to set your mind to it.
  • [14:38] Find out how Tim beat Cancer, pushed through the adversity of losing his vision, and why he’s now taking on the challenge of climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro.   
  • [23:30] How to prioritize what matters the most, live life fully and never take no for an answer.
  • [27:19] America’s Ambassador of Hope shares his 5 principles to becoming successful.
  • [31:50] Find out how Tim’s commitment to adventure has raised over $10,000 and is positively impacting the world.
  • [33:22] Why Tim said “YES” to Mt. Kilimanjaro and what it can teach you about capitalizing on the present moment.
  • [37:29] Learn how you can help yourself by serving others.
  • [43:46] Why it’s so important to surround yourself with the right people.
  • [47:10] How to structure a challenging environment that brings out the best in you.
  • [56:42] Tim shares a powerful memory that will teach you about what it means to truly see the world!

''I believe we can move mountains if we move them together.'' - Tim Conners

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#80: The Year of Thank You with John "Izzy" Israel
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2017-09-21 04:42:46 UTC 01:04:59
#80: The Year of Thank You with John "Izzy" Israel

''What you appreciate, appreciates.'' - John Israel

What would happen if you decided to express a higher level of gratitude for the people that impact your life? And I’m not just referring to your closest friends and family. Think about the Uber driver, the grocery clerk, your children's teachers, or even your garbage man! How could acknowledging them transform your life and shape the world we all live in?

Purveyor of Gratefulness, John Israel, is a writer, speaker, business owner and Founder of The Year of Thank You project. His mission is to elevate the level of gratitude on the planet… one card at a time.

What does that even mean? Well, in this episode you’ll find out why my good friend John is on a mission to write 5 thank you cards a day, for 365 days and how it’s completely changing his life.

In addition to John’s inspiring mission, you’ll learn how to change your emotional state of mind, how to turn resentment into gratitude, why it’s so important to receive gratitude graciously, how to express it, and a whole more!

Although we often talk about gratitude, how well do we really understand the impact it can have on us? This powerful episode will demonstrate the ripple effect that gratitude is capable of creating and will leave you inspired to acknowledge and appreciate the people in your own life.

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat…

  • [06:05] John expresses what he loves the most about his wife AND the family values that show up the most for team Israel!
  • [12:34] How an abundance of thank you cards led to unexpected and transformative moments for John and his wife.
  • [17:11] How he’s elevating his level of gratitude for the planet... one card at a time.
  • [23:10] How to positively impact the world through the act of expression.
  • [27:57] How to change your emotional state of mind so you can show your true gratitude towards others.
  • [31:00] John explains the wide spectrum of people that he loves to acknowledge and how he does it, from friends, family and people he works with, to the unexpected garbage men, waiters, pilots and more!  
  • [38:18] Find out why it’s so important to receive gratitude graciously!
  • [43:59] How do you write a thank you card to someone that you hurt?
  • [47:46] Why gratitude is a choice.
  • [51:49] The peace that comes with sharing your love and gratitude.

''If you can tell them you love them, you should.'' - John Israel

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#80: Front Row Canada, Find Your Physical Limits, and Purpose + Profits with Angie Macdougall
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#80: Front Row Canada, Find Your Physical Limits, and Purpose + Profits with Angie Macdougall

''There’s something that you can only learn about yourself when you’re out there by yourself.'' - Angie Macdougall

It’s easy to sit back and watch from afar. But the experience is different when you choose to live life in the front row. How are you participating in your own life? Who are you surrounding yourself with? How do they push you beyond what you thought was possible?

On today’s episode of the Front Row Factor, I interview my longtime friend and one of the best examples of someone who is living life in the front row, Angie Macdougall.

Since 1994, Angie started selling CUTCO® while she was a student at the University of Calgary. After graduation, Angie moved to Victoria, B.C. to open up a District Office. As Vector Marketing Canada grew, Angie was promoted to Division Manager and relocated to Calgary, Alberta. Angie achieved distinction in that role and was promoted to Western Canada Area as Manager in 2014. In 2016, Angie was named National Sales Manager of Canada.

Angie is a remarkable human that I look up to and admire. We’ve worked together, we’ve traveled together and she is a powerful moment maker! Angie is also an Ironman triathlete, President of Front Row Canada, has been happily married for 15 years, is a Mother to 2 amazing kids and resides in beautiful BC, Canada.

During today’s conversation, Angie shares her story, including how training for endurance sports has challenged her to push herself well beyond what she ever imagined was possible. We also talk about the spillover effects this has had on her career and how it’s impacted the lives of people around her.

This interview has so much great information. Angie will inspire you to push beyond your own limits, overcome your biggest fears, and choose how you show up for yourself and for others!

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat…

  • [11:40] Angie takes us back and gives us a peek into her childhood and what it was like growing up in a small town.
  • [12:50] Find out how endurance sports changed what she thought was possible AND what it taught her about overcoming fear, testing her limits and strengthening her mindset.
  • [19:30] When things get hard, that’s ok!
  • [21:45] Jon shares a fun story that demonstrates the anticipation principle and the power of hope.
  • [25:47] Angie shares some recipient stories about uniting as a team and pushing the limits for someone else.
  • [31:55] Why Angie chooses to support the Front Row Foundation and what makes it such an incredible charity to be a part of.
  • [36:56] The correlation between business success and giving back.
  • [42:36] Angie shares examples of how you can choose to make any moment a better experience.
  • [48:04] Angie provides a powerful explanation as to what it means to live life in the front row.
  • [54:02] Learning to capture and share the simple moments.
  • [58:24] The importance of authentically showing up as yourself.

''Having a front row moment is feeling fear and doing it anyway.'' - Angie Macdougall

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#79: Front Row Factor: Transform Your Life with the Art of Moment Making
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#79: Front Row Factor: Transform Your Life with the Art of Moment Making

''Tomorrow is guaranteed to nobody'' - Jon Vroman

When you get to the end of your life, will you look back and ask:

Did I live life to the fullest?

Did my life matter?

Did I use my gifts and talents to make a difference?

If you answered “YES” to any of these questions, then you definitely won’t want to miss this interview!

In today’s episode of the Front Row Factor podcast, we’re doing something a little different. A few weeks ago I was interviewed by my good friend Jon Berghoff on Hal Elrod’s Achieve Your Goals podcast about the launch of my new book. There was a ton of positive feedback and JB pulled so much valuable information out of this conversation, that I wanted to release it to the Front Row Factor community.

For those who don’t already know, my new book Front Row Factor: Transform Your Life with the Art of Moment Making has been in the making for many years and it’s finally about to launch. The book is a collection of inspiring stories, compelling science, and life strategies that will challenge you to explore your values, establish priorities and reconnect to a higher purpose and deeper meaning within your life.

In our conversation, you’ll hear all about the collaborative process that went into publishing the book AND why I’m terrified to finally release it to the world!

We talk about the power of proximity, what the past and future can teach us about living in the present, how your physical environment impacts your success, and some incredibly powerful stories from Front Row Foundation recipients who have had to fight for their life.

You’ll also hear what it means to create a Front Row moment and how to make more of them so you can transform your own life!

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat…

  • [07:20] The collaborative creation of The Front Row Factor: Transform Your Life with the Art of Moment Making
  • [10:00] Living in the present and appreciating life’s precious moments.
  • [12:50] How to recognize a Front Row moment and create more of them in your own life.
  • [17:00] Jon shares the transformational moments leading up to the creation of the Front Row Foundation.
  • [19:00] Learn why proximity equals power!
  • [26:00] How to use hope to bring power to the present moment.
  • [28:30] My realization that people can pull strength from past experiences.
  • [33:50] The 3 areas of focus that you should pay attention to if you want to become a moment maker.
  • [41:00] What does your physical environment have to do with achieving greatness?
  • [49:15] A recipient story that demonstrates the power of the mind.

''Your mindset determines how to make the most of every moment that you’re given'' - Jon Vroman

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#78: The Millionaire Mindset, 6-Figure Flipping & Wealth Beyond Dollars with Matt Aitchison
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#78: The Millionaire Mindset, 6-Figure Flipping & Wealth Beyond Dollars with Matt Aitchison

''How do I become wealthy and healthy in all areas of my life?'' - Matt Aitchison

Do you ever feel like you’re living unintentionally? Are your actions in line with your values? Maybe you’re wealthy in one area of life, but completely bankrupt in another?

These are the big questions that today’s guest, Matt Aitchison was faced with before he found purpose, redefined wealth, and created a life beyond what he ever thought was possible.

Today, Matt is a millennial entrepreneur, 7-figure real estate investor, and wealth building mentor who has had great success following his turbulent start. After being expelled his senior year of high school, to later facing felony charges in college - when all hope seemed to be lost - Matt decided that his past would not equal his future. 

He committed to personal development and leading an intentional life, and since graduating from UC Santa Barbara has gone on to found and participate in multiple companies within the real estate, construction, and education spaces. 

Matt has been ranked in the Wall Street Journal Top 1000 for real estate teams nationwide, personally flipped over 100+ houses in 5 years, hosts a top ranked motivational podcast called Millionaire Mindcast, and now passionately mentors others on increasing their income, impact, and influence through both one-on-one coaching and his real estate flipping course, 6 Figure Flipper.

During this energetic convo, you'll get to hear my good buddy "Matty A." share his journey and the defining moments leading up to his success. We talk about all kinds of cool topics, including building a legacy, redefining what it means to be wealthy, why finding your purpose is an evolutionary process, the mindset tool that allowed him to level up, and A LOT more! 

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat…

  • [08:15] Find out how Matt is helping other people, just like you, build wealth through real estate investing!
  • [12:42] What legacy means to Matt and why it’s not just about the tangible assets he leaves behind.
  • [13:43] The defining moment that led to his success AND how it’s completely prepared him to face anything that life throws his way.
  • [23:40] Wealth beyond dollars and finding true happiness by redefining what it means to be rich!
  • [28:31] Why is money important to you and how much is really enough? 
  • [34:26] The importance of determining your intentions before you go after any goal.
  • [39:00] Unpacking the disciplines, habits, and principles from the world’s most successful Millionaires.
  • [42:53] The life-long pursuit of finding your purpose.
  • [48:31] Discover the millionaire mindset tool that has allowed Matt and other busy entrepreneurs to level up in life!
  • [54:56] Giving yourself permission to unplug, disconnect… and maybe even binge watch a little Netflix.

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#77: Essentialism with New York Times Bestseller Greg McKeown
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2017-09-21 04:42:46 UTC 50:29
#77: Essentialism with New York Times Bestseller Greg McKeown

''However much time you think you have left, you have less.'' - Greg McKeown

What’s important to you right now? How are you being intentional with your time and who are you giving it to?

In today’s episode, Greg McKeown is here to empower you to reclaim control of your choices and decide where you spend life’s precious time and energy.  

Originally from London, England, Greg McKeown is the author of the New York Times bestseller, Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less and the founder of McKeown, Inc., a company with a mission to teach Essentialism to millions of people around the world. His clients include Adobe, Apple, Airbnb, Cisco, Google, Facebook, Pixar, SalesForce, Symantec, Twitter, VMware and Yahoo!.

Greg is an accomplished public speaker and has spoken to hundreds of audiences in countries around the world, including Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, China, England, Holland, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Norway, Singapore, South Africa and the United States.

In 2012 he was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. Greg now lives in Silicon Valley with his wife and their four children.

I can personally say that Greg’s book had a profound impact on the way I see life, which we’ll get into during today’s conversation.

You’ll also learn how eliminating everything that is not essential, can allow you to make the highest possible contribution towards the things that really matter the most.

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat…

  • [5:17] Why Greg removed the shackles of traditional schooling and is educating his kids through adventure!
  • [09:30] Greg explains what Essentialism is.
  • [10:15] Greg shares 2 incredibly profound insights that Essentialism has taught him.
  • [18:00] Find out how Greg’s book changed Steve Harvey’s life and how it can change yours too!
  • [22:20] What is important to you right now?
  • [26:30] Learn how to talk to your kids about Essentialism.  
  • [28:30] How Essentialism can help reshape the educational system.
  • [36:52] Greg shares a Front Row moment where he showed up BIG for his best friend!
  • [40:30] Why getting back on track is so much more important than falling off.

''The things that matter are not what I thought mattered at the time.” - Greg McKeown

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#76: The Art of Affirmations with Brianna Greenspan
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#76: The Art of Affirmations with Brianna Greenspan

''Whatever it is that you want to do in life, don’t be afraid to do it. Don’t be afraid to fly. - Brianna Greenspan

Has anyone ever told you that you can’t do something? Did you choose to listen or did you decide to prove them wrong?

In today’s conversation, Brianna Greenspan shares how she was able to turn her most difficult adversities into her strongest superpower!

Brianna has been using the power of positive affirmations for the past 10 years to overcome the physical challenges that being born with a chronic invisible illness brings about. When Brianna decided that the labels and limitations of her medical team did not align with what she believed to be possible for her life, everything began to change. From back and neck braces, surgeries, and too many doctors' visits to count to competing in her first 10k and hiking Half Dome at Yosemite National Park, Brianna is living proof that the power of positive affirmations coupled with extraordinary faith and immense effort really can overcome the biggest obstacles.

Brianna is a Chronic illness advocate, mentor for teens and young adults with chronic illnesses, marketing consultant at FamilyTreeDna.com, author, Front Row Foundation ambassador and has been a great personal friend for years. Brianna is passionate about nature, sustainability, wellness, her advocacy work, and inspiring others to achieve their goals.

Brianna is hands down one of the most positive people I know and you’ll see why in today’s interview! Brianna discusses her incredible journey and explains how she’s been able to turn her limitations into strengths. You’ll find out why building bridges and making connections is so important to her and how helping others in their achievements can also lead to your own success. We also talk about the recipient story that changed her life, the power of environment, moment making, what a dream box is, her book “The Miracle Morning Art of Affirmations” and a whole lot more!

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [02:40] Brianna talks about her gratifying trip to Australia AND how helping others can help you achieve a better life!
  • [08:21] Find out about the challenges Brianna faces every day living with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and the lessons it has taught her about taking consistent action.
  • [13:03] Find out what Brianna’s superpower is!
  • [15:11] Find out what the Front Row Foundation means to Brianna and the recipient story that changed her life.
  • [21:30] Brianna talks about her book, The Miracle Morning Art of Affirmations: A Positive Coloring Book for Adults and Kids.
  • [31:10] The power of shaping your environment intentionally.
  • [36:10] The importance of building community, making connections and empowering your kids to follow their dreams.
  • [37:23] Find out how Brianna’s Dad became the “Father of genetic genealogy” and what his story can teach you about following your dreams.
  • [42:36] Hear about Brianna’s exciting quest this year!
  • [44:60] Two of Brianna’s favorite Front Row Moments.

''I hope I’ll be remembered as the girl that did it anyway, despite all the naysayers.'' - Brianna Greenspan

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#75: Breaking World Records, Rowing The Ocean & Clearing Bombs with Charitable Adventurer Charlie Martell
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#75: Breaking World Records, Rowing The Ocean & Clearing Bombs with Charitable Adventurer Charlie Martell

''Somebody at some point has to get across that ocean from land to land. Why not me?'' - Charlie Martell

When life takes a turn for the worst, how do you react? More importantly, how do you prepare?

Today, Charlie Martell joins us from Baghdad, Iraq to talk about his 2012 attempt to row the North Pacific Ocean and how he survived an unexpected typhoon that capsized his boat during his journey.

A double Guinness World Record holder, Royal Engineer Charlie Martell is no stranger to adventure. Active service in Iraq, Bosnia and Northern Ireland led to a post-Army career in the humanitarian sector, where he specialized in post-conflict resolution. Working in mine-affected countries such as Cambodia, Angola and the Republic of Georgia opened his eyes to what specialists like him could do for communities living amongst mines, bombs and other debris of war.

Charlie’s previous expeditions include a 300-mile ski-trek to the Magnetic North Pole and a four-man row across the North Atlantic Ocean. Together these expeditions raised more than £250,000 for charity.

In this episode, Charlie shares his inspiring story and talks about the importance of planning for the unexpected. You’ll find out how he manages his mindset during adversity, the importance of visualizing your goals, the Kelly Clarkson song that helped him survive a Typhoon, and why he’s willing to put his life at risk again in a 2nd attempt to cross the North Pacific.

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [06:47] Charlie shares some of the incredible records he’s set and his dream to become the 1st person ever to row solo across the North Pacific Ocean.
  • [09:30] Find out where Charlie’s driving force for winning came from!
  • [11:15] Hear about the life-threatening typhoon that capsized his boat during his 1st attempt traversing the Pacific Ocean.
  • [18:20] Lessons on how to manage your mindset and emotions in the midst of adversity.
  • [23:40] Facing fear and the role that faith plays in Charlie’s life.
  • [26:15] The charitable element of Charlie’s adventures and efforts.
  • [28:20] Charlie’s unexpected yet spectacular “recovery” by a Russian ship.
  • [33:00] Why it’s critical to plan for the unexpected.
  • [35:40] The impact visualization has on achieving your goals.
  • [48:37] Find out why a lifelong adventure with countless world records wants to be remembered for his sense of humanity

''No act of human kindness is ever wasted.'' - Charlie Martell

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#74: Café Gratitude with Owner Ryland Engelhart
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#74: Café Gratitude with Owner Ryland Engelhart

''There is no waste in nature. We invented the idea of waste.'' - Ryland Engelhart

Do you feel hopeless about climate change and the damage we are doing to the planet?

In today’s conversation, Ryland Engelhart shares a proactive approach for how we can shift our behavior to reduce, restore, regenerate and rebuild a healthy ecosystem on the planet.

Ryland is a Co-Owner and Mission Fulfillment Officer of Café Gratitude, and the Co-Founder of Kiss The Ground, a non-profit that inspires and educates the public about the connection between soil, human and planetary health. 

He is is an activist, inspirational speaker and life coach, dedicated to culture, love, building community and demonstrating sustainability in business.  

Ryland is also the co-creator of an award-winning, transformational documentary film, called “May I Be Frank.”  

We chat about all sorts of fun stuff in today’s episode, including why soil is the key to saving the world, the importance of algae in the ocean, and how “Sacred Commerce” can make a difference to your working environment. We also talk about Café Gratitude, Kiss The Ground, investing in your team, and being grateful for what you get. This conversation is high level thinking with practical steps we can all take right now to care for each other and for our planet.

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [09:10] Find out how Ryland uses the presence of love to make a difference and contribute to the world!
  • [12:15] The simple act of being present.
  • [17:55] Ryland shares his mission to feed the world and cool the planet through Regenerative Agriculture. Find out how you can make an impact!
  • [26:08] What’s the difference between conventional, organic, and biodynamic agriculture and why is soil like the gut health of the planet?
  • [30:57] What are the true consequences if we don’t take action and what does algae have to do with the oxygen we breath?
  • [36:48] What is the mission and vision for Kiss The Ground?
  • [39:38] Awaken the community of love in your working environment with Sacred Commerce.
  • [45:00] Honoring the people in our lives that have passed.
  • [46:16] Investing in your team and the 10 tools for building a grateful community.

''We are the source of love that we’re looking for'' - Ryland Engelhart

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#73: Getting Paid to Speak and Why You Decide with Grant Baldwin
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#73: Getting Paid to Speak and Why You Decide with Grant Baldwin

''You get to decide how you go through life.'' - Grant Baldwin

How do you show up in your life? Do you let your past dictate how you live today? There’s no doubt that some of us are dealt worse hands than others, but how you live and experience every day of your journey is completely up to you.

YOU get to decide if life is great. YOU get to say whether or not today is going to be a good one. YOU get to choose how to wake up and make a difference. Are you ready to take control? Are you ready to live life in the Front Row?

In today’s conversation, Grant Baldwin is here to inspire you to live life on your terms and decide for yourself how you go through life. He also teaches you what it takes to get into a career as a professional speaker.

Grant is the creator of the Booked And Paid To Speak training program, a nationally known keynote speaker and author. His podcast and training site “The Speaker Lab” provides weekly training to speakers at all levels of their business.

As a speaker, Grant has given hundreds of presentations and has spoken to over 400,000 people in 45 different states through leadership conferences, conventions, and other events. His book and curriculum for students, “Reality Check”, is taught in 400 schools around the country.

In today’s episode, you’ll learn about how Grant went from a youth pastor to starting his career as a professional speaker. Grant shares his top tips for achieving success in the speaking industry and lays out the steps you can take for landing your first paid gig!

You’ll also hear about what it takes to build a successful marriage and family, the importance of relationships, the role that environment plays in your success, and why who you are is much more important than what you do.

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [03:55] Find out the key to a happy marriage!
  • [07:45] Grant shares stories from his early life as a youth pastor and his humble beginnings starting a career as a professional speaker.
  • [14:26] The dreams that make Grant come alive and how he’s helping new speakers land their first paid gig.
  • [17:05] Discover S.P.E.A.K - your road map to a successful speaking career.  
  • [22:25] Why YOU are the decision maker when it comes to how you experience life.
  • [25:50] How Grant passes on important lessons to his kids.
  • [27:10] The importance of relationships and shaping your environment.
  • [33:22] Grant shares an important mantra that he lives by every day.  

''Who you are is more important than what you do.'' - Grant Baldwin

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#72: Ultimate Health with Megan Lyons
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#72: Ultimate Health with Megan Lyons

''Health is a continuous journey of improvement'' - Megan Lyons

Have you ever struggled to maintain a healthy lifestyle, while trying to balance work, family, and everyday life? Have you let your health take a back seat to other priorities? Maybe you recognize the importance of living a healthy life, but you lack the support or you’re confused by all the conflicting information.

Well, there’s an easier way! In today’s conversation, I’m talking with health and wellness coach, Megan Lyons, who is going to inspire you to reach your health goals and feel better about your body.

Megan has shared her game-changing approach to wellness with thousands of people through personalized health coaching, health and wellness blogging, and motivational and educational speaking. As founder and owner of The Lyons’ Share Wellness she’s deeply passionate about inspiring others to feel their healthiest and happiest.

 Megan is the author of “Start Here: 7 Easy, Diet-Free Steps to Achieve Your Ultimate Health and Happiness,” a Top 10 Amazon Bestseller in Nutrition, which cuts through the mass media's conflicting and confusing promises, and instead spells out the most important nutrition information.

Megan holds degrees and certifications from Harvard University, Northwestern University, and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, and is a candidate for a Masters in Holistic Nutrition. She also  lectures widely at hospitals, corporations, and organizations.  

During today’s show, Megan recounts stories of the lives she’s been able to impact, as well as the Front Row moments from her own journey to achieving better health. We also talk about why water is so important, when to hire a health coach, the importance of celebrating successes and her realistic approach to achieving a happier and healthier life.

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat…

  • [04:20] Focusing on the positive and appreciating family.
  • [05:40] Find out how Megan helps people achieve their ultimate health and happiness.
  • [07:00] Megan shares 2 inspiring stories of people she’s helped make life-changing transformations.  
  • [10:00] Megan shares her realistic approach to health.  
  • [11:15] Why water is so important to your health AND how to create better water sources in your own home.
  • [19:27] Why your approach to health needs to change as your body does.
  • [22:54] When should you hire a health coach and how it will help you get to the next level.
  • [24:56] The importance of celebrating successes.
  • [30:35] Find out what part contribution plays in Megan’s life
  • [33:25] Why do we as humans feel the need to knock others down in order to lift ourselves up?

''I truly thrive on seeing other people excel.'' - Megan Lyons

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#71: Saving the World Through Upcycling with Matt Duncan
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#71: Saving the World Through Upcycling with Matt Duncan

''It’s about changing the way the entire family looks at the materials and the resources.'' - Matt Duncan

Do you ever feel like your ability to impact the sustainability of our planet is insignificant? What if there was a way to collectively decrease our ecological footprint while also educating kids for generations to come?

During today’s show, Matt Duncan shares his inspiring vision for how we can begin to think differently about the environment and the resources we use on a daily basis.

Matt Duncan, MAEd is an outdoor experiential educator, author, and entrepreneur whose focus is on teaching families the importance of protecting and preserving our environment. Along with his partner Brianna Greenspan, he co-founded Earth-Centric Innovations, a company which creates educational opportunities around green technologies that help to protect the planet.

Matt is also the co-author of The Upcycled Toys Club, which is an upcycling activity book intended to spark your child’s creativity by allowing parents and children to work together to create new toys, utilizing resources that are free, easily obtained, and readily available in your home.

Matt’s passion for the environment was sparked at a young age as a Boy Scout, and ever since he has always been fascinated by the wonders of nature, and is constantly on the lookout for new and innovative ways to instill the love of nature to his students. Matt’s other passions include camping, rock climbing, and any other activities that bring him closer to the Earth!

Matt was raised in Southern California, and now frequently travels to wherever adventure and nature’s beauty lie!

In this episode, Matt shares his vision for the way people look at trash. We also talk about instilling green values as a family, The Upcycled Toys Club, the value of making things better, and how we can shift our mindsets about the resources we consume.

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat…

  • [05:33] Matt takes a moment to recognize his Dad and how forward thinking of a man he was.
  • [07:11] Matt shares his 2017 vision to change the way people look at trash
  • [11:33] The path to instilling green values as a family.
  • [12:37] What is The Upcycled Toys Club and how is it protecting the earth?
  • [16:18] Find out what happens when a child is involved in the process of creating their own toys.
  • [22:10] Matt shares some of his favorite upcycling stories from around the world! [HINT: You’ll discover a cool trick to amplify your iPhone speaker!]
  • [26:30] The value of taking something in the world and making it better.
  • [34:39] Changing the way we live our lives and thinking differently about how the resources we use are impacting the world.

''30 years from now I’d like every child to know how precious the resources that we have are.'' - Matt Duncan

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#70: Visioning Strategies, Costa Rica Dreaming & Self-Publishing Success with Author Justin Ledford
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#70: Visioning Strategies, Costa Rica Dreaming & Self-Publishing Success with Author Justin Ledford

''Opportunities are everywhere, we just have to have the mind to seize them.''  - Justin Ledford

What is your vision for making your dreams come true? Do you believe you’re worthy of pursuing a front row seat to life?

During today’s show, Justin Ledford shares his powerful step-by-step approach to creating a compelling vision and being intentional about stepping up and accomplishing your biggest goals!  

Justin is an all around fun guy who loves living for the moment while planning for the future. He truly lives life to fullest and works smart so he can play hard.

His book Visions To The Top is a bestseller and teaches people how to use visualization as a daily habit to catapult themselves towards their best life ever.

He also has an online course called Self Publishing Pro which teaches people how to go from no idea to bestseller in 90 days.

In this episode, Justin shares actionable tips for visualizing your future and guides you through his powerful approach. We talk about The Daily V.I.S.I.O.N.S. Method, rewiring your subconscious mind, bringing past power into the NOW, seizing opportunity, and how all of this plays into reaching your dreams.

“You can have whatever you want in life as long as you know what you want, you have a plan for it, you intend it, and then you go out and get it.” - Justin Ledford

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat…

  • [07:15] Jon and Justin talk about the “Brag Session” and Justin shares his!
  • [08:56] Find out about Justin’s Costa Rica dream and how he actually made it happen.
  • [13:30] Find out what The Daily V.I.S.I.O.N.S. Method is and how it can help YOUR dreams come to life!
  • [16:10] Justin talks about energy and what it means to be a spiritual being.
  • [17:40] How to trigger your mind to BELIEVE using Justin’s 5 Steps to Visualization.
  • [29:00] Why visualization works, the importance of programming your subconscious mind and The Story of the Ant & the Elephant.
  • [36:60]  Justin recounts when he cut his hand off and why this became his Front Row moment.
  • [42:40] How to seize opportunity each and every day!
  • [47:18] How Justin wants to be remembered and the legacy he wants to leave.

''Our brain will believe what we program it to believe.'' - Justin Ledford

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#69: Relationships Built Through Adventure, eCommerce & Journaling with Brad Weimert
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#69: Relationships Built Through Adventure, eCommerce & Journaling with Brad Weimert

''Appreciate the little steps and know that the little steps are the victory'' - Brad Weimert

Do you know what really makes you happy? What are your core values? How did your past choices impact your life? Is it possible to wake up each day loving what you do with the people that you love?

In this episode, we have adventurer and entrepreneur Brad Weimert here to talk about being deliberate with your path, making value-based decisions, and finding fulfillment in what you do.

A mountain climber, adventurer and entrepreneur at heart, Brad Weimert developed his entrepreneurial and marketing spirit from rich life experiences.

At the age of 20, Brad began breaking national sales records as the #1 sales representative in a company of more than 30,000 and continued to do so year after year.  In 2007, Brad crossed the country by bicycle, giving speeches to at-risk youth.

With a sound basis in sales and entrepreneurship, Brad founded Easy Pay Direct; a payment gateway that has since been touted as the most critical tool on the market to facilitate high-level eCommerce and currently serves more than 60,000 merchants.

In today’s conversation, Brad shares valuable insights on building relationships through unique experiences, how structure facilitates flexibility, and the complexity of people. We talk about his adventures, the path to Easy Pay Direct, and the power of witnessing people. You’ll also learn tips on journaling from Brad himself!  

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [03:25] How to develop an American Ninja Warrior mindset so you can push through life’s biggest obstacles!
  • [08:07] Pulling adventure into business and how this helps build relationships.
  • [10:00] Discover the path to deeper relationships through difficult conversations.
  • [17:25] How Brad built Easy Pay Direct by listening to his customers and making value based decisions.
  • [24:50] How to find alignment and create structure so you can wake up and love what you do every day.  
  • [25:50] The journaling technique for creating magic moments and patterns of what’s most valuable.  
  • [31:16] The power of being witnessed!
  • [34:12] Find out how Brad’s Front Row moment with middle school kids in Phoenix crushed his preconceived ideas about how people behave.  
  • [43:00] “What do you do?” vs. “How do you spend your time?”

''When you fall on your face the first time, that’s one of the most difficult times to keep going.'' - Brad Weimert

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#68: Beyond Freedom and Perform Beyond Your Perceived Limits with Former Navy Seal Eric Davis
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#68: Beyond Freedom and Perform Beyond Your Perceived Limits with Former Navy Seal Eric Davis

''Freedom is the weakest goal you can have. That’s a goal for prisoners.'' - Eric Davis

Who do you ultimately want to become in this life? Are you making the most of every moment? Are you willing to do anything in order to pursue your biggest goals?

Today I’m talking with former Navy SEAL Eric Davis, who believes your freedom is the weakest goal you can have. As he puts it, “It’s the little patch of dirt that stands between you and the REAL goal. What would life look like if you were already free… because you are!”

Eric Davis is a former U.S. Navy SEAL who has been recognized as one of the premier sniper instructors in the U.S. military and has served as a Master Training Specialist at the SEAL sniper school in Coronado, CA.

Eric has spent years developing, writing and executing curriculum for the SEAL Teams. He trained Marcus Luttrell of Lone survivor and Chris Kyle of American Sniper.

Since departing from the SEAL teams, Eric has worked in corporate performance, sales and leadership training, bringing an unprecedented amount of innovation, efficiency and structure to the domain of business and personal performance.

Eric is also the author of "Raising Men: Lessons Navy SEALs learned from their training and taught to their sons".

In today’s session, Eric shares his background and the lessons he learned as a Navy SEAL, including how to never give up on your dreams. We also talk about the Sniper Stock Formula, the power of environment, the secret to better performance, and the importance of making every moment count, so you can take control of your life and impact the world around you.

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [07:45] Why freedom may be the weakest goal you can have.
  • [10:26] How to never give up on your dreams so you can live the life you want your kids to live.
  • [17:52] The secret formula to performing beyond your perceived limit and how he used it to drop the failure rate at sniper training school!
  • [21:11] Discover the Sniper Stock Formula to becoming an expert at becoming an expert.
  • [31:56] The importance of making every moment count.
  • [35:17] Why brotherhood is so important to your success.
  • [38:03] How process leads to performance and structure determines behavior.
  • [43:45] What is the meaning of life to you? Find out what Jon and Eric both think!

''I train people to perform beyond their perceived limits.'' Eric Davis

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#67: Overcoming Defeat & Finishing Strong with Ironman Drew Frank
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#67: Overcoming Defeat & Finishing Strong with Ironman Drew Frank

''I can’t stop now. I’ve got to keep pushing, I’ve got to go faster, I’ve got to go stronger.'' - Drew Frank

How do you react when you come face to face with the most challenging moments of your life? Do you have the mental fortitude to push forward or do you crumble at the first sight of adversity?

Today I’m talking with my long-time friend Drew Frank, who is here to share his process for overcoming defeat and conquering life’s biggest challenges!

Drew started selling CUTCO in the summer of 2003 just after he graduated high school. After graduating from Penn State, he was promoted to run an office in Denver, Colorado. Since then, Drew and his office have won seven national championships and have sold over $48 million worth of Cutco knives. He and his team hold the national record for most CUTCO sold in one year and he has won 16 silver cups, which is the Cutco equivalent to winning the Super Bowl!

Despite Drew’s EPIC success as a sales professional, he’s also had to cope with life’s many adversities, including a personal failure when competing during an Ironman Triathlon. In our chat, Drew shares the biggest lessons he learned from this failure and the mindset shift he made in order to crush his second attempt!

Our convo is a nice reminder that every problem and every challenge, no matter how difficult, can always be put in perspective. Consider that your worst day, may be everyday for somebody else. Gratitude then, offers up an opportunity to look at life from a different angle so that you can conquer any challenge that life throws your way.

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [07:54] Drew shares his secret to lasting relationships.
  • [12:37] How his decision to compete in the Ironman Triathlon resulted in positive gains for his business!
  • [17:05] How to remove the fluff and prioritize what matters the most.
  • [23:24] The biggest lessons learned from a failed Ironman and the shifts he made to crush his second attempt!
  • [33:01] The power of gratitude.
  • [36:21] Drew’s process for dealing with failure and overcoming the most challenging times in life.
  • [42:51] Find out what role contribution and service play in Drew’s life and why he’s such a big supporter of the Front Row Foundation.
  • [51:49] How his team raised nearly $100,000 for the Front Row Foundation.
  • [57:00] Why every single thing you do in life gets you either closer or further away from your goals.
  • [58:36] What can you do to make 2017 the best year of your life?

''Surround yourself with positive people who support you, believe you and push you'' - Drew Frank

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#66: Mental Resiliency, Loving Lag Time & Front Row Poetry with Author Jenna Bayne
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2017-09-21 04:42:46 UTC 01:01:33
#66: Mental Resiliency, Loving Lag Time & Front Row Poetry with Author Jenna Bayne

''The universe will only give you the opportunity if you’re ready for it.'' - Jenna Bayne

What if you had the courage to be yourself? What would life be like if you focused on your value, rather than your flaws? What if you could appreciate what you have before you you strive to get more?

On this episode, I’m talking with one-of-a-kind author, Life Strategist and Master of Hugs, Jenna Bayne, about how to celebrate the magic moments, live in the present and seize life’s biggest opportunities!

Jenna is the size of a mouse but has the heart of a lion. She is a genuine and loving friend to those who come into her world and her passion for maximizing human potential is the basis for everything that she does.

Jenna is the author and creator of Bayne Books which is a books series that combines an educational component of personal growth and development with the entertaining component of poetry. She is known for being the "Next Dr. Seuss" and expects to live up to this label in the near future.

Her most recent work - I am Part of Nature - is an affirmation book intended to appreciate the magnificence of the body and how to show up for it the way it shows up for you.

In today’s inspiring conversation, Jenna relives the obstacles she had to overcome with her own body image and how she is now helping others do the same. We talk about overcoming criticism, building mental resilience, how your brain learns, and why it’s essential to love the lag time between the not yet and the no longer.

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [04:49] How to celebrate the magic moments, live in the present and seize life’s biggest opportunities!
  • [10:05] The 3 life-guiding principles to maximizing your full potential.
  • [13:34] How your brain learns and why this is so important to your personal growth and development.  
  • [14:37] Loving the lag time between the not yet and the no longer.
  • [16:46] The single most important question you can ask to move past criticism and overcome any obstacle.
  • [19:00] Jenna shares some inspiring stories and explains what it’s like being a life strategist for teens.
  • [29:39] A powerful strategy for building mental resilience.
  • [35:47] Jenna relives her Front Row moment with Hal Elrod.
  • [46:12] What is it that makes you feel cared for?
  • [48:45] Jenna shares a poem that will help you conquer your biggest fears!

''When we teach each other, we lift each other up.'' - Jenna Bayne

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#65: Saying Yes & Getting a Jump Start on Your Best Year Ever with Josh Painter
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#65: Saying Yes & Getting a Jump Start on Your Best Year Ever with Josh Painter

''No matter what happens, I’ll survive. No matter what happens, I’ll find a way.'' - Josh Painter

When was the last time you said no to something you felt was undeserving of your time? Have you ever thought of what might happen if you said YES more often?

On this episode, I’m talking with Josh Painter, a Front Row Foundation donor whose experience saying yes completely changed the trajectory of his entire life!  

Josh Painter is a top selling real estate broker who thrives by building lifetime relationships with his clients. Since launching Pacific Lifestyles Realty to serve Temecula, California and its surrounding region in 2010, Josh has built a powerhouse roster of 40 agents and personally sold over 500 homes. Of course, his success didn’t happen overnight. You can check out his full story here.

Creating a wildly successful business isn’t the only thing that matters to Josh. In fact, he believes his company is simply the vehicle to making a bigger difference in the world. As one example, he and his team have generously donated over $16,000 to the Front Row Foundation which allowed Front Row recipient, Jayden Avilla, a chance to experience an unforgettable Front Row moment.

During today’s interview, you’ll see what else makes Josh such an incredible human being, including the Impact Club, an organization that is creating massive change with small donations. You’ll also see Josh’s approach to setting short term goals, overcoming rock bottom moments, the power of saying “Yes”, and living life fully and authentically.

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [12:49] Find out about Josh’s outrageous goal to meet Eddie Vedder and how he actually fulfilled it.
  • [19:39] How the Impact Club is leveraging small donations to make a big difference.
  • [27:33] Discover why there’s no glory in mediocrity.
  • [28:48] Overcoming epic failures and rock bottom moments.
  • [32:09] How saying yes to a cup of coffee transformed Josh’s entire life.
  • [38:58] The secret to saying it like it is and being your authentic self.
  • [41:30] The importance of living in the NOW.
  • [44:48] The purpose of life and making the most of every moment.
  • [50:42] Knowing when to say “I quit” vs. having the fortitude to push on.

''If it can be done, then why not me?'' - Josh Painter

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#64: Becoming What You Think You Are with Darvece Monson
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#64: Becoming What You Think You Are with Darvece Monson

''I knew that I could make my life whatever I wanted it to be'' - Darvece Monson"

Can you think of the most difficult time in your life and how you were able to battle through that hardship? Maybe that moment has yet to come? Or maybe you or someone you know is facing that moment right now and the uphill battle seems insurmountable. 

Today I’m talking to Front Row Foundation recipient Darvece Monson, a courageous human being who has overcome more than her fair share of life challenges and is here to give you the power to do just the same!

In 2015, at just 34 years old, Darvece Monson founded "More Than Your Kidneys" at her hospital bedside table with $50 and a refurbished computer. A lifelong "Health Nut", nurse of 18 years, model, writer, performer, personal trainer, fitness instructor, nutritional counselor, and now newly diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease, among other health complications. In her continued pursuit to find a transplant candidate, Darvece was driven by the lack of services available to her and was thus compelled to make a difference.

This interview takes us through the ups and downs of the last 19 months when her life took a turn that was completely unexpected.  We talk about how today, she’s not only fighting for her life, but also helping others do the same. You'll find out how she finally became the person she always thought she was AND how she finds joy, even during the darkest times of her life. As a bonus, I also ask her to freestyle a little spoken word, as the front row team tipped me off that if you hand her the mic, you should prepare to be blown away.  They were right!

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [04:02] How her battle with Chronic Kidney Disease completely disrupted the world she knew and how she became a Front Row recipient.
  • [12:25] How her search for helpful resources led to her life’s mission and the non-profit organization, More Than Your Kidneys.  
  • [14:51] Darvece shares her Front Row moment and the famous comedian that she was destined to meet!
  • [25:07] How she overcame an incredibly difficult childhood and became the courageous, bold, passionate woman that she is today.
  • [27:52] Darvece throws down an EPIC freestyle spoken word performance during our call that will blow you away!
  • [33:31] How to find the joy in everything, even when life gets tough!  
  • [43:03] What her Front Row experience taught her about dreaming BIG.
  • [51:25] Find out the process for donating a kidney and helping someone in need.
  • [01:06:21] Some powerful parting advice for anyone who is diagnosed with a life altering disease!

''Now is the time to become the person you already think you are.'' - Darvece Monson

Interested in supporting Darvece?

To find out more about getting tested and becoming her kidney donor contact:

Name: Kanisha, Donor Coordinator Phone: 773-702-4500 Other info: explain you would like to get tested to be a donor for Darvece Monson, DOB 08/31/80

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#63: Success Through Failure with Wrestling Champ Jim Harshaw
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#63: Success Through Failure with Wrestling Champ Jim Harshaw

''My experience as a wrestler was fail, fail, fail, before I finally succeeded.'' - Jim Harshaw

Today I’m talking with a Division 1 All-American wrestler and all around great guy, Jim Harshaw, about success through failure.  

Jim Harshaw has learned many life lessons on the wrestling mat. Having been a Division I All-American and won three Championships for the University of Virginia, trained at the Olympic Training Center and competed overseas for Team USA, he has experienced significant triumph and devastating defeat.

He relates those powerful lessons of failure, struggle and setback to empower his audiences to overcome their own challenges and achieve success despite their inevitable failures. Jim is a speaker, executive coach and host of the Success Through Failure podcast.

This interview is packed with so many gold nuggets of wisdom! In our discussion, Jim will open your eyes to the power of failure and how it can be an awesome teacher for anyone who wants to succeed in life. We also talk about overcoming self-limiting beliefs around public speaking, the productive pause method, discovering your core values, the ultimate toy room, Jake the Snake, and a lot more!  

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [07:49] Being thankful for family and coping with the moments that are out of your control.
  • [12:29] Discover the 4 part framework that allowed Jim to create an environment of excellence and overcome his greatest failures in life.
  • [23:47] What can we learn from the pain of failure and how can we leverage it to lead better lives?
  • [28:06] How he went from bombing as a self-doubting speaker to rocking the TEDx stage.    
  • [35:35] How to find clarity of action and peace of mind through Jim’s productive pause method.
  • [42:54] What are the 3 areas of your life that you want to improve the most? [HINT: Jon shares his and you won’t want to miss it!]
  • [49:56] What does Jake the Snake have to do with you hitting your biggest dreams and goals in life?

''It’s not about me, it’s about the message that I’m sharing.'' - Jim Harshaw

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#62: Hitting Deadlines, Full Surrender & A Little Grace with Stephen Scoggins
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#62: Hitting Deadlines, Full Surrender & A Little Grace with Stephen Scoggins

''You can do today what others won’t, so you can have tomorrow where others don’t.'' - Stephen Scoggins

Today I’m talking with Stephen Scoggins about how to fully surrender so you can G.R.O.W. in all areas of your life!  

While sleeping in his car, Stephen started Custom Home Exteriors, which is now a multi-million dollar business. He then went on to became a top-selling author and speaker with a huge heart for helping others. He founded the Journey Principles Institute, whose team is dedicated to the relentless pursuit of serving others by helping them grow past life’s obstacles and allowing them to fulfill their true life-giving purpose and passion.

During today’s interview, Stephen shares his incredible journey, including a battle with depression, homelessness, and being on the brink of suicide. Find out how he transformed his life and why he’s now on a path to serving others overcome their own life struggles.

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [09:54] Learn how your team can develop a “whatever it takes” mentality in order to hit ANY deadline.
  • [19:57] Become the hero of your own journey with The Ultimate Life Kit!
  • [22:55] The value of life and understanding what’s most important.  
  • [25:22] 2 messages from 2 mentors that helped him steer the ship away from disaster and into an adventure of uncharted territory.
  • [56:21] Discover the 3 breakthroughs of life.
  • [57:30] The power of grace and surrender.
  • [58:14] What is prides prison and how could this be holding you back?
  • [59:19] Learn to surrender so you can G.R.O.W. in every aspect of your life.

''I surrender myself to something stronger than myself and in that I find renewed strength.'' - Stephen Scoggins

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#61: Your Best Year Ever with Jon Berghoff
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#61: Your Best Year Ever with Jon Berghoff

What does your best year ever look like?  In 12 month from now, if things were exactly as you wish, what would be different?  How can we accelerate our individual and collective evolution? How can we manage our emotions and develop mental resilience? My guest today says, “Our questions are fateful” and we ask some HUGE questions that can shape the future in some very exciting ways.

For those who don’t already know who Jonny B is…

Jon serves as co-founder and Managing Partner of the Flourishing Leadership Institute. He previously served as the head of sales for the direct sales team at Vitamix Corporation, where revenues grew by 400% in less than 4 years, and their team expanded from 175 to 600+ members. His work on Appreciative Leadership, Emotionally Intelligent Negotiating and Influence has brought him to Australia, Japan, UK, and South America. Jon is in high demand, known for his authenticity and highly engaging style of creating powerful learning experiences for participants.

Jon also serves on the Board for the Front Row Foundation, is my partner with the Dads Retreat and Speaker Trainer Experience.  He along with our friend Hal Elrod, co-hosts the Best Year Ever Blueprint.  Over the past 3 years, I’ve watched people from all over the world make massive shifts in their lives as a result of being at this event (myself included).   I asked Jon if we could take a look behind the scenes at how he designs this event and why people are so impacted after just 3 days.

If you are going to BYEB, you’ll love this call — consider it a preview/training call!

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat…

  • [11:30] What questions did Jon ask and what guiding principles were used to create such an experiential event? *you can use as a guide for your own personal and business planning
  • [22:40] Jon shares two powerful stories which provide perfect examples for you to model
  • [26:43] How can your business do GOOD and do WELL?  (ie.  Be profitable & give to the world in huge positive ways)
  • [32:15] What does it mean to say, “the truest value comes from the unknown relationships that are yet to be formed”?
  • [34:42] An effective strategy to get the most out of the Best Year Ever Blueprint event or ANY event you attend
  • [38:01] How Jon answers my question “What are the images (ie. vision) you see for the event?”  If you’re going or have not idea what BYEB is, his answer will still melt your face off 
  • [41:48] Discover one small step you can take TODAY to start creating your best year ever

 

#60: Bourbon, Bold Moves & Radical Generosity with Andrew Smallwood
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#60: Bourbon, Bold Moves & Radical Generosity with Andrew Smallwood

''Every time you see me you’re going to see a better version of me'' - Andrew Smallwood

Today I’m talking with Andrew Smallwood about serving others and making a difference!

Andrew is the Chairman of the board of directors for Front Row Foundation and is helping grow the charity to have its biggest year in revenue to date. He is also the founding gastronaut and president of Eatership Inc. which delivers products and services to connect people with enhanced, exceptional dining experiences.

He is passionate about finding the best fine dining restaurant experiences in every city, state, country, and continent he visits as well as the best cheeseburger.

Andrew is a member and mentor at the Nashville Entrepreneur Center and invested his undergraduate years becoming the first ever Organizational Sciences major at The George Washington University.

During today’s interview, Andrew explains his role with the Front Row Foundation and how it’s helped him and the people around him, live a fully engaged life. We get a chance to talk about The Front Row philosophy, the power of feeling together, how to show up BIG for others, a challenge to make bold moves, radical generosity, and so much more!   

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [05:14] Andrew explains how he became Chairman of the board of directors for the Front Row Foundation.
  • [07:37] Find out how Andrews family shaped who he is and the traditions they share around the table!
  • [14:31] Why he chooses to invest so much of his time to the Front Row Foundation AND how it’s led to living a fully engaged life for him and the people around him.
  • [19:10] The power of feeling together!
  • [25:17] Discover how Best Year Ever Live can completely change your life.
  • [31:35] Find out how a team of Ambassadors and $11 donations are moving mountains and making a difference.   
  • [35:42] How an Uber ride and a bottle of bourbon lead to thousands of dollars towards the foundation.
  • [49:33] Andrew shares how he sees the world and how to show up bigger and better for the people in your life.
  • [51:38] A challenge to make bold moves for radical generosity.
  • [55:21] The difficulty of striking a balance between positive and challenging emotions at the exact same time.

''I would love the message of my life to be one of kindness and generosity'' - Andrew Smallwood

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#59: Ignite Your Personal Evolution with Mike Merriam
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#59: Ignite Your Personal Evolution with Mike Merriam

''As long as you’re acting in alignment with your positive core, you’re guaranteed success.'' - Mike Merriam

Today I’m talking with Mike Merriam about the values, strengths and priorities that make up your Positive Core!

Mike is a successful and dynamic business executive, author, keynote speaker, and the CEO of Evolving Enterprise, where he is committed to the mission of inspiring human systems to their highest and best form by encouraging the development of for-purpose and socially conscious individuals, businesses, and organizations.

Through his books, keynote speaking, leadership training, and whole-system Appreciative Inquiry Summits, Mike teaches people and entire systems of people in a company or community how to create the foundation and the framework to develop new configurations of strengths, talents, wisdom, experiences, and perspectives that render their weaknesses irrelevant.

He recently authored his first book, Closer Than You Think - Six Fundamental Questions to Ignite Your Personal Evolution, and is most interested in helping people and organizations discover and implement their Values, Strengths, and Priorities, which he calls, the “Positive Core”.

During today’s interview, Mike shares his story and the inspiring transformation that allowed him to leave a life of mediocrity. We get a chance to talk about his new book “Closer Than You Think”, the Positive Core concept, the A.V.I.D framework, acting in the face of fear, Appreciative Inquiry, and the fundamental questions you can ask to maximize life and unlock your true potential.

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [08:55] Find out how Mike left a mediocre life and uncovered his full potential.
  • [13:30] What makes up your “Positive Core” and how can it guarantee your success in anything you do.
  • [15:30] Mikes shares how he moved from a stressful life that he hated to living life in the Front Row.
  • [18:56] Discover the 6 fundamental questions to ignite your personal evolution.
  • [27:19] How to maximize your values, strengths and priorities so you can create a radical future.
  • [30:21] Conquer every day with the A.V.I.D framework!
  • [32:38] How to act in the face of fear and crush limiting beliefs.
  • [38:02] The importance of spending time with people that serve you the most.
  • [43:56] Mike explains why he supports The Front Row Foundation.
  • [45:54] Mike asks Jon the #1 question that will give you the biggest glimpse into someones life.

''Act in the face of fear... Feel the fear, but do it anyway.'' - Mike Merriam

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#58: The #FrontRowLife Challenge Day #50
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#58: The #FrontRowLife Challenge Day #50

''It’s finding a moment where you have something to appreciate.'' - Nina Perez

Today I’m talking with Nina Perez about her inspiring daily commitment to live life in the Front Row!

Nina Perez, originally from Argentina, is widely recognized as one of Vancouver’s best salsa and tango dancers, instructors, and performers, and is known for her style and grace on the dance floor. As the Founder of DanceToday.TV, her focus is on providing high-quality and professional instruction in a positive and fun environment.

During today’s interview, Nina shares her story and the inspiring commitment that she and her son are making to document their favorite Front Row moments every day for an entire year. We talk about how this experience has impacted their lives and the lives of those around them.  

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [07:02] Find out how a life long passion for dance led Nina to a professional career as a dance teacher.
  • [08:26] Discover Nina’s approach to becoming a great teacher, both in her professional life AND as a parent.
  • [13:31] Why Nina and her son Gavin are documenting living life in the Front Row.
  • [20:20] The importance of recognizing the full worth of life’s most precious moments.
  • [21:48] Where did this Front Row challenge all start and how has it inspired others to join in?
  • [29:30] Nina shares her strategy for consistently capturing and posting her Front Row moments.
  • [35:48] Investing in yourself and the trip Nina took that changed her life forever.
  • [41:43] How is Nina becoming the greatest version of herself? [HINT: She’s basically the female version of Jason Bourne!
  • [43:06] What dance can teach you about leading and following in your own relationships.

''It doesn’t have to take a long time for you to just put your hands up'' - Nina Perez

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#57: The Miracle Morning for Salespeople with Ryan Snow
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2017-09-21 04:42:46 UTC 01:06:54
#57: The Miracle Morning for Salespeople with Ryan Snow

''We attract the people we become'' - Ryan Snow

Today I’m talking with Ryan Snow about The Miracle Morning for Salespeople!

Ryan Snow is a #1 Best-Selling Author, Sales Leader, Business Coach, and Teacher at heart. With over seven years in a classroom and several more as a business coach and mentor, his mission is to help people achieve extraordinary results in life and in sales through personal and professional development.

Ryan’s first book, The Miracle Morning for Salespeople with Hal Elrod and Honorée Corder, expands on Hal’s original Miracle Morning message of exponential growth by seizing the first vital hours of the morning to grow personally by connecting that personal development with professional development and habits to increase sales.

Ryan prides himself on helping salespeople, sales teams, entrepreneurs, and small business owners overcome fears and limiting beliefs and develop daily habits that will catapult their sales and business to new levels.

During today’s interview, Ryan shares his story and what to expect from his new book. We also talk about focusing on the things that matter the most, living in the present moment, mindset, relationships, environment, and so much more!

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [09:30] The Front Row moment that helped Rayn realize he was capable of achieving anything he put his mind to.
  • [15:36] Helpful tactics for staying focused on the things that matter the most.
  • [17:58] Discover Ryan’s meditation practice and how it helps him overcome daily challenges.
  • [23:49] What is the Miracle Morning and how can it kick-start anyone’s day, even your kids!
  • [28:15] The benefits of journaling and celebrating the small victories.
  • [32:31] What is the difference between the The Miracle Morning and The Miracle Morning for Salespeople?
  • [39:49] How can transition time between activities impact how we show up in the Front Row of life?
  • [43:29] The single most important steps to managing mindset, relationships and environment.
  • [47:32] How to say no to people who want one-on-one time with you?
  • [53:55] Understanding that good or bad, everything happens for a reason.

''I don’t ever want to get to the end and feel like I settled for mediocrity'' - Ryan Snow

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#56: Creating Magic Moments with Magician Jeff Kaylor
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2017-09-21 04:42:46 UTC 01:07:26
#56: Creating Magic Moments with Magician Jeff Kaylor

''The most important thing that we have is the present moment and being with the people in front of us'' - Jeff Kaylor

Today I’m talking with Jeff Kaylor, who is here to show you how to think like a magician so you can create magic moments in your life and the lives of those around you!  

Jeff Kaylor is a magic creator, consultant, performer, speaker, and cinematographer. He has been on a tour of the world, performing and teaching magic in over 300 cities in 21 countries. Jeff is also the co-founder of the Magic Estate in Orlando, Fl which he explains during the show.

Jeff is currently touring the country speaking for companies and creative societies with his “Creating Magic Moments” speech. Jeff teaches the techniques of world renowned magicians so that his audience can create memorable moments and unforgettable relationships in their lives and businesses.

During today’s interview, Jeff describes how he got his start as a magician and how it helped him break out of his shell. We dig deep on a number of powerful topics like breaking patterns to amplify your life, creating deeper, more intentional relationships, the importance of living in the present, and believing in the people around you.

This interview is loaded with so much value and solid advice from a new friend that I truly admire. You won’t want to miss a bit of it!

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [07:00] Find out why Jeff lives with a mindreader, motivational speaker, illusionist, magician, inventor, dolphin trainer, lawyer, and a comedian.
  • [13:06] Jeff shares how he’s helping others create magic moments in their own daily experiences.
  • [15:56] Find out how breaking patterns with a rubber shrimp got Jeff booked at the #1 tourist destination in the world!
  • [21:03]How to train yourself to be creative and use the Magic Moment Mindset to improve your life AND the lives around you.
  • [26:27] The importance of living in the present moment and breaking routine.
  • [43:31] What do best friends, Worthday’s, and bacon roses all have in common?
  • [49:08] Discover how to love the people in your life, better.
  • [54:09] Believing in the people around you so they can believe in themselves.
  • [58:16] Jeff shares his thoughts on death and the major impact that his Father had on his life.

''How can I make everyone else the main event?'' - Jeff Kaylor

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#55: The Book Of Open with Jason MacKenzie
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2017-09-21 04:42:46 UTC 58:32
#55: The Book Of Open with Jason MacKenzie

''You have so much power to influence the world, you just have to believe it.'' - Jason MacKenzie

Today I’m talking with Jason MacKenzie, who is here to talk about the power of vulnerability!

Jason is a father, speaker, author and coach.  He shows people around the world how to create their best lives by finally finding the courage to share their real stories.   

Jason is sharing the important life lessons he has learned from his harrowing personal journey.  He is a survivor of his wife's battle with bipolar disorder and subsequent suicide and has overcome a decade-long battle with alcohol.  His driving purpose is to propel those who want more from their lives to increasingly higher levels of personal and professional performance through cultivating the power of vulnerability.  He teaches them it’s in the crucible of authenticity where they will develop unlimited strength, courage and wisdom.

His goal is to equip every person with the tools to be honest with themselves about who they really are and to make choices that will create more of what they want in their lives.

During today’s interview, Jason shares his incredible journey of hardships and transformational moments. We also talk about the power of vulnerability, making small contributions, teaching your kids to take ownership, his new book, and lot’s more!

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [04:46] Jason explains that he’s finally building the life he was put on this earth to build.
  • [10:35] Jason shares the story of his wife’s battle with bipolar disorder and the moments leading up to her tragic suicide.  
  • [18:11] Find out how The Hero’s Complex enabled Jason’s drinking problem and the powerful words that completely transformed his life forever.
  • [23:04] How vulnerability can help identify what to CREATE and LOVE the most in your life.
  • [32:24] How to find your passion through openness and making small contributions.
  • [36:05] When is vulnerability self serving and intrusive and how you can turn it into the key ingredient to serve others.
  • [39:57] Advice to Fathers for creating an unbreakable bond with their children.
  • [44:01] Teaching your kids to take ownership of their lives through the power of choice.
  • [45:48} Why it’s okay admit to your kids when you just don’t know.

''When you’re afraid to tell yourself the truth, you can’t be honest with anybody else.'' - Jason MacKenzie

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#54: Order of Man with Ryan Michler
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2017-09-21 04:42:46 UTC 56:19
#54: Order of Man with Ryan Michler

''I’m really comfortable now doing it my own way. In fact, I thrive on it.'' - @orderofman

Today I’m talking with Ryan Michler, who is here to talk about being a man!

Ryan Michler is the creator of Order of Man, a community that focuses on anything from self-mastery to family, from money to contribution and that's just scratching the surface.

Ryan is a husband, father, Iraqi Combat Veteran and shares what’s on his mind.

He believes that most, if not all, of the world's biggest problems could be solved if males everywhere learned how to be better husbands, fathers, friends, and leaders. He's on a mission to help all men become the men they were meant to be.

During today’s interview, Ryan shares the incredible journey of self-discovery that led him to doing things HIS way and what he’s doing now to help men around the world transform their lives.

During our chat we talk about uncovering your strengths, fatherhood, The 3 P’s to becoming a man, taking action, and so much more!

Men, this show is for you. Enjoy.

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [05:13] Find out how Ryan’s company, Order of Man got started and how it can help you become the man you were meant to be!
  • [08:34] Finding peace and caring less about what other people think.
  • [11:47] Ryan shares how he stepped up big and jumped into the front row of life by doing things his way!
  • [18:45] How to tap into your strengths and uncover what really sets you apart.
  • [21:13] Teaching your kids life lessons through family traditions.
  • [23:30] Discover the 3 P’s to becoming a man and the importance of creating a rite of passage with your kids to transition into adulthood.
  • [28:19] Ryan talks about his time serving in Iraq and the value of separation.
  • [35:54] Creating a world where your kids are completely self-reliant.
  • [37:11] How Ryan uses the power of questions to to strike a balance between compassion and toughness with his kids.
  • [49:57] The importance of taking action and taking control of your life.

''I have a moral obligation to share what I have learned, so that men don’t experience the same things that I experienced.'' - @orderofman

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Bonus Q&A with Will Little
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2017-09-21 04:42:46 UTC 13:32
Bonus Q&A with Will Little

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#53: Teach Peace with Will Little
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2017-09-21 04:42:46 UTC 52:03
#53: Teach Peace with Will Little

Today I’m talking with Will Little, who is here today to teach peace!

Will and his four sisters were raised in a single parent home. Without a father or father figure, Will followed a difficult path eventually dropping out of high school in the 10th grade. By 19, Will was convicted of 3rd degree murder and was facing serious jail time.

While in prison, he chose to turn his life around and got his diploma. He started educating himself, devouring books, writing poetry, and transforming the lives of the people around him.

After ten years, rehabilitated and reformed, Will was released from prison to start a new life, but finding employment wasn’t easy with his criminal record. Not wanting to go back to a life of guns and drugs, Will decided to become a barber. He used one of his unemployment checks to get the supplies needed and learned how to be a barber on the job.

Today he’s on a mission to share his message and is promoting PEACE through a movement he started called “Peace Live In It” which is all about creating positive energy, promoting peace, and preventing violence.

During today’s interview, Will takes us on his unbelievable journey and shares how 10 years behind bars completely transformed his life. During our chat we discuss so many great topics, including the importance of knowledge, overcoming anger, the power of forgiveness, giving  back, and understanding your purpose in life.'

''I started writing poetry, which became my therapy''

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [06:25] Will shares his INCREDIBLE life story from growing up in a violent home without a father, to selling drugs and watching friends die. Find out how he was eventually convicted of 3rd degree murder.
  • [14:43] How a love for poetry became his therapy inside prison and allowed him to transform his life and the lives of those around him.  
  • [20:07] Find out why the prison system is broken and is built to bring people back.
  • [24:25] Discover why knowledge is the key to a life of pleasure.
  • [27:58] How to overcome anger and redirect your energy to positively impact the world!
  • [30:35] Learn to heal yourself through the power of forgiveness.
  • [41:32] Giving back and understanding your purpose in life before you reach death.  

''The best thing you can have to enjoy a life of pleasure, is knowledge'' - Will Little

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4 MIN FRIDAY - Create Magic with Appreciative Inquiry
08:17
2017-09-21 04:42:46 UTC 08:17
4 MIN FRIDAY - Create Magic with Appreciative Inquiry

Each week, Jon delivers an inspirational and educational “4 Minutes In The Front Row” episode where he shares ideas for being fully alive, or as we like to say, Living Life In The Front Row™. Proximity is power, and what you keep in your front row influences your mindset. What are you feeding your mind each week? Creating a powerful front row, with people, places and things will support the #1 most important factor — YOUR MINDSET!

How you get to the Front Row is by either changing your seat, or accepting, embracing and rocking out in the one you have. You deserve a front row seat. You're worth it. Let’s go get it, together!

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#52: The Entitlement Cure with New York Times Best Selling Author John Townsend
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2017-09-21 04:42:46 UTC 41:21
#52: The Entitlement Cure with New York Times Best Selling Author John Townsend

''Very successful people fail all the time and they’re not afraid of it'' - John Townsend

Today I’m talking with Dr. John Townsend, who is here to discuss the concept of entitlement.

John is a New York Times bestselling author, business consultant, leadership coach and psychologist. He has written or co-written 30 books, selling 10 million copies, including the Boundaries series; Leadership Beyond Reason; and his newest book, The Entitlement Cure.

John is founder of the Townsend Institute for Leadership and Counseling, which offers graduate degrees and credentialing in Organizational Leadership, Executive Coaching, and Counseling. He is the Clinical Director of the American Association of Christian  Counselors.

For more than twenty years Dr. Townsend has engaged with leaders, organizations and  individuals around the globe, offering them life-changing solutions to their problems.

During today’s interview, John educates us on the the concept of entitlement and how it prevents people from tackling challenges and finding success. During our chat we discuss his new book, the difference between opportunity and entitlement, why you should let your kids experience failure, stopping to celebrate the wins, discovering your life’s mission, and so much more.

John brings so many years of wisdom to this interview, that I can promise you won’t want to miss this discussion!

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [04:37]  Find out how to become a world-class leader with the Townsend Institute of Leadership and Counseling
  • [08:43] John Townsend shares one of the most transformational moments of his life.
  • [13:18] The Entitlement Cure: Finding Success In Doing Hard Things The Right Way
  • [16:18] How to teach your children the difference between opportunities and entitlement
  • [18:46] The difference between “I deserve this” and “I’m responsible to get this” AND Jon Vroman’s transformative moment!
  • [23:37] The balance between letting your kids struggle and deciding to step in to help.
  • [29:27] Why stopping to celebrate is a critical step before moving on to the next big thing.
  • [32:42] Taking the time to carve out your life's mission.

''Change your wording from ‘I deserve this’ to ‘I’m responsible to get this’.'' - John Townsend

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4 MIN FRIDAY - Art of Affirmations
03:56
2017-09-21 04:42:46 UTC 03:56
4 MIN FRIDAY - Art of Affirmations

Each week, Jon delivers an inspirational and educational “4 Minutes In The Front Row” episode where he shares ideas for being fully alive, or as we like to say, Living Life In The Front Row™. Proximity is power, and what you keep in your front row influences your mindset. What are you feeding your mind each week? Creating a powerful front row, with people, places and things will support the #1 most important factor — YOUR MINDSET!

How you get to the Front Row is by either changing your seat, or accepting, embracing and rocking out in the one you have. You deserve a front row seat. You're worth it. Let’s go get it, together!

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Bonus Q&A with Bart Wisniowski
10:52
2017-09-21 04:42:46 UTC 10:52
Bonus Q&A with Bart Wisniowski

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#51: Build Your Bucketlist with Bart Wisniowski
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2017-09-21 04:42:46 UTC 57:04
#51: Build Your Bucketlist with Bart Wisniowski

''I want to inspire 10,000 people to knock something off their bucketlist''

Today I’m talking with Bart Wisniowski about creating and conquering your Bucketlist!

Bart is the Founder and Chairman of Radness at BucketList.org, an organization with a mission to help people create, manage, and check off their biggest dreams and goals.

During today’s interview, Bart takes us on his entrepreneurial journey and the steps leading up to founding BucketList.org. During our discussion, we chat about business mentors, time & resources, the corporate bucketlist, productivity & planning, encouraging your kids to dream big, and much more!

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [11:06] 3 pieces of advice for young entrepreneurs who want to succeed with their business.
  • [12:57] Find out why Bart sold his web development business to start a company that’s dedicated to helping people track and achieve their bucketlist goals.
  • [14:20] Bart describes the moment where he moved from the back row to the front row of life.
  • [16:31] What you can do to find a quality business mentor.
  • [20:17] How to stop making excuses and do the things you want, when time and resources are limited.  
  • [23:55] How to incorporate the bucketlist into your company culture and help employees live out their biggest dreams.
  • [32:07] Bart gives you some of his best productivity and planning tips.
  • [37:46] How to encourage your kids to dream big so they can knock things off their own bucketlist.
  • [41:10] Taking risks and the value of hard work.

''If I put my mind to something, it takes a lot to stop me.''

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4 MIN FRIDAY - Timing Over Topic
05:20
2017-09-21 04:42:46 UTC 05:20
4 MIN FRIDAY - Timing Over Topic

Each week, Jon delivers an inspirational and educational “4 Minutes In The Front Row” episode where he shares ideas for being fully alive, or as we like to say, Living Life In The Front Row™. Proximity is power, and what you keep in your front row influences your mindset. What are you feeding your mind each week? Creating a powerful front row, with people, places and things will support the #1 most important factor — YOUR MINDSET!

How you get to the Front Row is by either changing your seat, or accepting, embracing and rocking out in the one you have. You deserve a front row seat. You're worth it. Let’s go get it, together!

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Encore Q&A with Jim Sheils
09:40
2017-09-21 04:42:46 UTC 09:40
Encore Q&A with Jim Sheils

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#50: Family Board Meetings with Author & Entrepreneur Jim Sheils
01:06:19
2017-09-21 04:42:46 UTC 01:06:19
#50: Family Board Meetings with Author & Entrepreneur Jim Sheils

''There’s absolutely no substitute for quality time'' - Jim Sheils

Today I’m talking with Jim Sheils about the most important and powerful board meeting you’ll ever have!

Jim Sheils is on a clear mission in this lifetime: deepen relationships and improve education for entrepreneur families.

His popular “Family Board Meeting” strategy has helped parents worldwide reconnect with their children in fun & experiential ways. By creating “The Education Matrix”, Jim is also helping to change our educational system and better prepare our children for the more practical affairs of life.

Jim’s company, Board Meetings International LLC, hosts parent/child retreats and specialized events. Using the principles of experiential education, they teach the important lessons not taught in school and strengthen the relationship between successful entrepreneurs & their children.

Jim is an avid surfer, enjoys traveling and spending quality time with family and friends, especially his beautiful wife Jamie, his two sons, and their little sister, Maggie.

During today’s interview, Jim shares how he developed a passion for parenting and is now helping entrepreneurs create deeper connections with their families. We also chat about the importance of rhythms, dealing with overwhelm, educating your kids, The Family Board Meeting, and lot’s more!

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [10:59] How the family board meeting strategy is helping entrepreneurial families!  
  • [13:34] The 3 guidelines for creating deeper connections with your children
  • [16:14] How to Rhythmize your life so you can accomplish greatness
  • [22:46] The pinnacle moment that led to his passion for parenting
  • [30:28] The Board Meeting Retreat - the only retreat on Earth designed to grow entrepreneurial family connection and educate kids in the values that YOU care about.
  • [34:25] A willingness to break protocol, be vulnerable, and give your kids the best education possible
  • [39:31] Find out how to deal with overwhelm

''Rhythms are the absolute tool to freedom'' - Jim Sheils

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4 MIN FRIDAY - The Best Birthday Gift
05:57
2017-09-21 04:42:46 UTC 05:57
4 MIN FRIDAY - The Best Birthday Gift

Each week, Jon delivers an inspirational and educational “4 Minutes In The Front Row” episode where he shares ideas for being fully alive, or as we like to say, Living Life In The Front Row™. Proximity is power, and what you keep in your front row influences your mindset. What are you feeding your mind each week? Creating a powerful front row, with people, places and things will support the #1 most important factor — YOUR MINDSET!

How you get to the Front Row is by either changing your seat, or accepting, embracing and rocking out in the one you have. You deserve a front row seat. You're worth it. Let’s go get it, together!

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#49: The Miracle Morning for Parents with Mike McCarthy
01:15:09
2017-09-21 04:42:46 UTC 01:15:09
#49: The Miracle Morning for Parents with Mike McCarthy

Today I’m talking with Mike McCarthy about how to bring out the best in your kids and your SELF!

Mike McCarthy is a serial entrepreneur and co-founder and CEO of the GoBundance Adventure Masterminding Group, co-author of the Miracle Morning for Parents and Families, co-creator of GratefulParent.com, investor in Tomoka Brewing Company, and is the Regional Owner for the Keller Williams Realty Greater Pennsylvania Region, which covers Delaware, Pennsylvania, and Southern New Jersey.  

One of Mike’s top priorities is spending time and traveling with his wife Lindsay, their son, Tyler and daughter, Ember.

In his spare time, he runs trails, kayaks, climbs mountains and brews his own beer. He loves to snowboard in the winter and during the summer months he’s climbed 24 of the 54 highest peaks in Colorado and has a lifetime goal to bag them all.

During today’s interview, Mike shares how he and his wife teamed up with Hal Elrod to write the book “The Miracle Morning for Parents and Families”. We also chat about how Mike overcame depression, the 5 pillars of GoBundance, giving our kids the best education, the Front Row Dads Retreat, and much more.

''Find someone who doesn’t believe in themselves, and believe in them.'' - Mike McCarthy

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [05:41] The ah-ha moment that lead to writing “The Miracle Morning for Parents & Families”
  • [11:02] What is the Miracle Morning?
  • [12:56] What pulled Mike from depression and helped him grow his Keller Williams team to over 6,000 agents
  • [22:29] The importance of surrounding yourself with the right tribe
  • [24:34] The 6 pillars of the GoBundance tribe, which is a great checklist for your own life
  • [32:25] The 6 things you can do with your kids in order to get the day started off right and live a charmed life
  • [39:25] We get into a chat about education and the role we play as educators in our children's lives
  • [49:34] The Front Row Dads Retreat - The live event where you can learn to be a great dad!

''If you want to have a big life and have a big business, you better not be a control freak'' - Mike McCarthy

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4 MIN FRIDAY - Give Your Attention To The Right People
04:51
2017-09-21 04:42:47 UTC 04:51
4 MIN FRIDAY - Give Your Attention To The Right People

Each week, Jon delivers an inspirational and educational “4 Minutes In The Front Row” episode where he shares ideas for being fully alive, or as we like to say, Living Life In The Front Row™. Proximity is power, and what you keep in your front row influences your mindset. What are you feeding your mind each week? Creating a powerful front row, with people, places and things will support the #1 most important factor — YOUR MINDSET!

How you get to the Front Row is by either changing your seat, or accepting, embracing and rocking out in the one you have. You deserve a front row seat. You're worth it. Let’s go get it, together!

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#48: Collaboration, Power of Now & Going All In with Award Winning Filmmaker Nick Conedera
01:06:48
2017-09-21 04:42:47 UTC 01:06:48
#48: Collaboration, Power of Now & Going All In with Award Winning Filmmaker Nick Conedera

''Amazing things happen when human beings create stuff'' - Nick Conedera

Today I’m talking with Nick Conedera about the making of his film, Sharp.

Nick is a filmmaker, artist, marketer, and entrepreneur. He started making short films at age 14 and has won numerous national awards for his work.

Nick went on to major in film production at Chapman University during which he spent a summer selling Cutco Cutlery. Inspired by his experience selling knives, Nick decided to write a movie script, for which he raised $222,000 from private investors and hired 100 artists and professionals during one of the worst recessions of this generation. His film, Sharp, was just released on iTunes.

During today’s interview, Nick shares how he raised over 200k to make the movie. We also chat about collaboration, creativity, being an observer of our thoughts, and so much more.

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [11:14] How Nick went from an unfulfilled, self-employed videographer in downtown L.A., to firing his clients and pursuing his passion
  • [18:01] Find out how Nick convinced investors to give him over 200k to make his film
  • [22:16] What is the movie Sharp all about?
  • [32:14] The challenge of filmmaking and the 3 keys to collaboration
  • [39:44] Nick shares his mission to impact the world through film
  • [48:04] The value of being in business for yourself
  • [52:33] Why everyone should start learning about money
  • [54:02] The importance of separating yourself from your thoughts

'''There’s no separation between entrepreneurship and personal growth.'' - Nick Conedera

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4 MIN FRIDAY - 8 People Who Deserve A Front Row Seat To Your Life
04:52
2017-09-21 04:42:47 UTC 04:52
4 MIN FRIDAY - 8 People Who Deserve A Front Row Seat To Your Life

Each week, Jon delivers an inspirational and educational “4 Minutes In The Front Row” episode where he shares ideas for being fully alive, or as we like to say, Living Life In The Front Row™. Proximity is power, and what you keep in your front row influences your mindset. What are you feeding your mind each week? Creating a powerful front row, with people, places and things will support the #1 most important factor — YOUR MINDSET!

How you get to the Front Row is by either changing your seat, or accepting, embracing and rocking out in the one you have. You deserve a front row seat. You're worth it. Let’s go get it, together!

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#47: ADHD Superpowers, Life Rules & Skydiving with Peter Shankman, Founder of HARO
49:57
2017-09-21 04:42:47 UTC 49:57
#47: ADHD Superpowers, Life Rules & Skydiving with Peter Shankman, Founder of HARO

''Let’s try it and see what happens'' - @PeterShankman

Today I’m talking with Peter Shankman, a man whose journey will inspire you to take action and love every moment of life!

Peter is a spectacular example of what happens when you merge the power of pure creativity with  Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and a dose of adventure, and make it work to your advantage. A bestselling author, entrepreneur, speaker, podcaster and worldwide connector, Peter is recognized worldwide for radical new ways of thinking about customer service, entrepreneurship, social media, PR, marketing and advertising.

During today’s interview, Peter shares how he harnesses ADHD to conquer every aspect of life and how he’s helping others do the same. We discuss a variety of topics including the life changing event that made him who he is, suffering through painful moments, ADHD, the power of hope, his failures, philosophies, and lot’s more!

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [06:29] Find out how Peter started his career online and founded HARO
  • [09:15] Why you should stop caring about what others think and focus on living your life
  • [12:12] Sometimes you have to get hurt before you can get stronger
  • [16:40} Discover the coolest ways to gain publicity for your business
  • [19:18] How Peter harnessed the power of ADHD to conquer every aspect of life
  • [26:30] How to shape your environment and set yourself up for success
  • [29:39] The power of hope
  • [32:20] The lonely road to entrepreneurship
  • [33:10] Finding your purpose and enjoying the ride
  • [35:33] The importance of humility

''The only thing that would ever scare me about death, is if I truly didn’t live my life before it'' - @PeterShankman

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4 MIN FRIDAY - Does It Serve You?
04:15
2017-09-21 04:42:47 UTC 04:15
4 MIN FRIDAY - Does It Serve You?

Each week, Jon delivers an inspirational and educational “4 Minutes In The Front Row” episode where he shares ideas for being fully alive, or as we like to say, Living Life In The Front Row™. Proximity is power, and what you keep in your front row influences your mindset. What are you feeding your mind each week? Creating a powerful front row, with people, places and things will support the #1 most important factor — YOUR MINDSET!

How you get to the Front Row is by either changing your seat, or accepting, embracing and rocking out in the one you have. You deserve a front row seat. You're worth it. Let’s go get it, together!

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#46: Expectation Hangovers & Bringing Romance Back To Bed with Christine Hassler
58:40
2017-09-21 04:42:47 UTC 58:40
#46: Expectation Hangovers & Bringing Romance Back To Bed with Christine Hassler

''Create agreements, not expectations'' - @ChristinHassler

Today I’m talking with Christine Hassler who is here today to cure the Expectation Hangovers!

Christine is a life coach, speaker, podcaster and best-selling author, who is transforming lives and helping people discover their passion, pursue their dreams, and make an impact on the world.

Her newest book Expectation Hangover: Overcoming Disappointment in Work, Love and Life is the guidebook for how to treat disappointment on the emotional, mental, behavioral and spiritual levels.

During today’s interview, Christine shares how she broke free from depression and has since been able to lead a truly fulfilling life. We discuss a variety of topics including expectation hangovers, goal setting, the “Zone of Genius”, forgiveness, gratitude, evening routines, the spiritual practice of Tantra, and so much more!

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [07:38] How she shattered self-limiting beliefs and liberated herself from depression
  • [18:22] How to find the sweet spot and avoid the expectation hangover
  • [22:48] Creating space for your goals so you can have your best year yet!
  • [24:50] Taking your business and life to the next level by nurturing your “Zone of Genius”
  • [29:23] Using the “Temper Tantrum Technique” to release anger and reconnect with your passion
  • [33:21] Discover the true meaning of forgiveness so you can start healing your wounds
  • [40:13] Finding gratitude for the little things in life
  • [44:55] Evening routines and bringing the romance back to bed
  • [43:48] The spiritual practice of Tantra and reconnecting with the essence of who you are
  • [50:05] The beauty that comes with life after death

''Practice cooperation and co-creation over manifestation'' - @ChristinHassler

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4 MIN MONDAY - National Front Row Day
04:38
2017-09-21 04:42:47 UTC 04:38
4 MIN MONDAY - National Front Row Day

Each week, Jon delivers an inspirational and educational “4 Minutes In The Front Row” episode where he shares ideas for being fully alive, or as we like to say, Living Life In The Front Row™. Proximity is power, and what you keep in your front row influences your mindset. What are you feeding your mind each week? Creating a powerful front row, with people, places and things will support the #1 most important factor — YOUR MINDSET!

How you get to the Front Row is by either changing your seat, or accepting, embracing and rocking out in the one you have. You deserve a front row seat. You're worth it. Let’s go get it, together!

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#45: Creating a Legendary Life and Play Bigger with Chris Lochhead
01:20:27
2017-09-21 04:42:47 UTC 01:20:27
#45: Creating a Legendary Life and Play Bigger with Chris Lochhead

''Category designers introduce the world to something new that solves a problem we didn’t know we had'' - @lochhead

Today I’m talking with Christopher Lochhead who is here today to help you figure out how to build a legendary company!

Christopher Lochhead is a co-founding partner at Play Bigger Advisors. He is passionate about category design, being an executive coach, winning and good scotch.

In his 25+ years of experience, he’s worked with lots of great people, started companies, designed new categories, raised capital, built brands, made a lot of friends, a few enemies, shipped new products, been thrown out of school at 18, discovered he was dyslexic, gone public, bought and sold companies, crushed competitors, pissed people off, broke his nose on his surf board, broken his arm skiing, been called a "Human Exclamation Point" by Fast Company and "slightly off-putting" by The Economist, gotten de-listed from NASDAQ, given hundreds of speeches, traveled 6+ million air miles, drank a lot of whiskey, experienced the bliss of winning, the pain of failure and learned how to laugh about the whole thing.

During today’s EPIC interview, Christopher shares his story and how he became a world-renowned entrepreneur. We discuss a variety of topics including category design, innovation, defining the “Frotos” and how to play bigger so you can become a legendary business leader who dominates any market.

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [08:37] How to play like a band and jam out on the best book of your life
  • [16:33] The 2 most important values Chris’s parents instilled into him
  • [18:14] Find out how Chris got his start as a successful entrepreneur
  • [22:00] How entrepreneurship saved his life and his moral obligation to give back
  • [28:39] Discover the 3 factors to becoming a legendary entrepreneur
  • [33:16] How to create and dominate any market by teaching the world to think differently
  • [42:40] Uncover what truly separates your business from the rest by defining the “Frotos”
  • [47:05] When does asking for validation and feedback become dangerous to your business?
  • [52:25] Find out how you can dream, plan and live your best life yet at the 1LifeFullyLived event!

''The greater the innovation, the greater the education'' - @lochhead

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4 MIN FRIDAY - Deciding You Are Worth It
04:24
2017-09-21 04:42:47 UTC 04:24
4 MIN FRIDAY - Deciding You Are Worth It

Each week, Jon delivers an inspirational and educational “4 Minutes In The Front Row” episode where he shares ideas for being fully alive, or as we like to say, Living Life In The Front Row™. Proximity is power, and what you keep in your front row influences your mindset. What are you feeding your mind each week? Creating a powerful front row, with people, places and things will support the #1 most important factor — YOUR MINDSET!

How you get to the Front Row is by either changing your seat, or accepting, embracing and rocking out in the one you have. You deserve a front row seat. You're worth it. Let’s go get it, together!

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Encore Q&A with Niyi Sobo
13:08
2017-09-21 04:42:47 UTC 13:08
Encore Q&A with Niyi Sobo

BONUS SHOW!!!! You wanted more, so this is the encore episode! This a quick follow up interview from the main show, usually about 10-15 minutes and its questions from YOU to our guest. Join the community at FrontRowFriends.com and let us know what questions we should ask our future guests! We’ll give you a shout out on the show! Listen to all full-length episodes online at FrontRowFactor.com, on iTunes or Soundcloud. Enjoying the Front Row Factor Podcast? If you're an iTunes user... we’d love to have you Subscribe, Rate & Review the show! \o/ <-----our electronic front row symbol!

#44: Finding Confidence, Dominate Under Pressure, & Err On Aggression with Former NFL Player Niyi Sobo
01:05:59
2017-09-21 04:42:47 UTC 01:05:59
#44: Finding Confidence, Dominate Under Pressure, & Err On Aggression with Former NFL Player Niyi Sobo

''Through systematically building belief about a certain goal, I can eventually reach it.'' - Niyi Sobo

Today I’m talking with Niyi Sobo, who delivers one of the most powerful interviews to date!

Niyi is a sports motivation coach and Founder of ImNotYou.com, a resource that helps high performing athletes adopt the dominant mindset needed to achieve their biggest goals in sports AND in life. He’s an ex Firefighter, former NFL running back, podcaster, husband, and Father of 5 wonderful children.  

During today’s interview, Niyi shares his story and how he’s helping athletes perform at an entirely different level. We discuss a variety of topics including building confidence, overcoming fear, and creating the ultimate mindset to conquering your goals.

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [08:39] Niyi shares what he learned from his career in the NFL
  • [12:45] How to structure the ultimate environment for success
  • [18:47] Positive reinforcement… from 80,000 roaring fans!
  • [21:09] How a strong vision can help you achieve absolutely anything
  • [25:08] How to eliminate the fear of failure so you can reach your BIGGEST goals
  • [27:55] The difference between “I failed” and “I am a failure” and how a mindset shift can change your life
  • [31:53] What and who he credits for his unstoppable mindset
  • [35:41] Purpose over passion and becoming the most confident version of yourself
  • [40:16] Why celebrating taking action is pivotal to your success
  • [48:52] The evening routine that allows him to make the most of EVERY day

''You really only have today… Tomorrow isn’t promised at all'' - Niyi Sobo

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4 MIN FRIDAY - Validation Vs. Feedback
03:26
2017-09-21 04:42:47 UTC 03:26
4 MIN FRIDAY - Validation Vs. Feedback

I’m going to want your feedback on this one!

What’s the difference between validation and feedback?

Where in your life do you seek out or crave validation? Is it helping, hurting or some mixture of both?

Where in your life do you search for feedback? Is it helping, hurting or is it situational?

How do you see the difference between validation and feedback? Is one more important than the other? Is the answer entirely based on context?

Where might you need more feedback where you’re currently seeking validation?

Is it possible you simply need validation and not feedback? 

I’d love to hear your thoughts on this one! 

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Encore Q&A with Stephen Christopher
09:54
2017-09-21 04:42:47 UTC 09:54
Encore Q&A with Stephen Christopher

BONUS SHOW!!!! You wanted more, so this is the encore episode! This a quick follow up interview from the main show, usually about 10-15 minutes and its questions from YOU to our guest. Join the community at FrontRowFriends.com and let us know what questions we should ask our future guests! We’ll give you a shout out on the show! Listen to all full-length episodes online at FrontRowFactor.com, on iTunes or Soundcloud. Enjoying the Front Row Factor Podcast? If you're an iTunes user... we’d love to have you Subscribe, Rate & Review the show! \o/ <-----our electronic front row symbol!

#43: Escaping the Islands, Pics vs. Presence and Online Solutions with Seequs CEO Stephen Christopher
01:09:29
2017-09-21 04:42:47 UTC 01:09:29
#43: Escaping the Islands, Pics vs. Presence and Online Solutions with Seequs CEO Stephen Christopher

''Trust in yourself more than you currently do, because you have the information right now'' - Stephen Christopher

Today I’m talking with my friend Stephen Christopher, who is responsible for bringing the FrontRowFoundation.org website to life.

Stephen is the Founder and CEO of Seequs, a full-service digital marketing agency that helps businesses break through the digital noise and be heard AND seen online. As a technology marketing expert, he has dedicated years of his life to studying humans, how we work, why we make certain choices, and how to properly use that information to help businesses grow and thrive.

During today’s interview, we talk about a variety of topics including social media & living in the moment, building relationships, evening routines, and advice for taking action so you can succeed in your business and life.

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [11:55] How to put your problems in perspective
  • [15:34] When to turn off the phone and fully experience the moment
  • [20:01] Seeking validation vs. providing value
  • [25:09] Strategies for becoming a better relationship builder
  • [34:35] Reading, resonating, and taking action!
  • [36:17] The evening routine to accomplishment
  • [41:21] The Front Row Opera House analogy
  • [49:48] How Seequs is helping businesses
  • [53:31] You have the knowledge you need to succeed right now

''I want to be remembered for helping business owners achieve things that they never thought possible'' - Stephen Christopher

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4 MIN FRIDAY - When People Bore You
02:44
2017-09-21 04:42:47 UTC 02:44
4 MIN FRIDAY - When People Bore You

Each week, Jon delivers an inspirational and educational “4 Minutes In The Front Row” episode where he shares ideas for being fully alive, or as we like to say, Living Life In The Front Row™. Proximity is power, and what you keep in your front row influences your mindset. What are you feeding your mind each week? Creating a powerful front row, with people, places and things will support the #1 most important factor — YOUR MINDSET!

How you get to the Front Row is by either changing your seat, or accepting, embracing and rocking out in the one you have. You deserve a front row seat. You're worth it. Let’s go get it, together!

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Encore Q&A with John Kane
13:35
2017-09-21 04:42:47 UTC 13:35
Encore Q&A with John Kane

BONUS SHOW!!!! You wanted more, so this is the encore episode! This a quick follow up interview from the main show, usually about 10-15 minutes and its questions from YOU to our guest. Join the community at FrontRowFriends.com and let us know what questions we should ask our future guests! We’ll give you a shout out on the show! Listen to all full-length episodes online at FrontRowFactor.com, on iTunes or Soundcloud. Enjoying the Front Row Factor Podcast? If you're an iTunes user... we’d love to have you Subscribe, Rate & Review the show! \o/ <-----our electronic front row symbol!

#42: Unleashing Greatness and Shattering Self-Limiting Beliefs with Ironman John Kane
01:17:29
2017-09-21 04:42:47 UTC 01:17:29
#42: Unleashing Greatness and Shattering Self-Limiting Beliefs with Ironman John Kane

''Who shows up in your life, when life is really knocking you down?'' - John Kane

Today I’m talking with someone I admire to the highest degree, Mr. John Kane. He’s been a friend for over 20 years and is a founding member of the Front Row Foundation.

John is a Director of Sales Development at Vector Marketing Corporation and has spent the past 18 years engaged in supporting the personal and professional growth of people. The focus of his work has been in recognition and incentive based programs, event planning, team building, program development and training. He has a unique ability to create lasting relationships and is known for pushing people beyond the impossible, while serving others along the way.

During today’s interview, we talk about John’s decision to participate as an Ironman triathlete and the lessons he learned along the way. We also talk about transformations, dark moments & self-limiting beliefs, unleashing greatness, fundraising, community, and making lasting connections with others.

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [11:13] Transformations and moving into the front row of life
  • [16:52] John describes what makes the Front Row Foundation unique and how it’s serving the world
  • [24:15] Find out about his life changing Ironman journey
  • [32:17] Why fundraising can align with things you love to do
  • [34:55] Why we don’t do anything great by ourselves
  • [40:13] How to overcoming dark moments and shatter self-limiting beliefs
  • [47:38] Find out what John treasures the most from his Ironman experience
  • [58:44] How he fundraised $25,000 in 10 days and the prize you could win if you beat that record!
  • [01:01:58] Being intentional about connecting with people

''I did not do an Ironman... About 500 people did'' - John Kane

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4 MIN FRIDAY - 3 Keys to Choosing A Thriving Environment
04:30
2017-09-21 04:42:47 UTC 04:30
4 MIN FRIDAY - 3 Keys to Choosing A Thriving Environment

Each week, Jon delivers an inspirational and educational “4 Minutes In The Front Row” episode where he shares ideas for being fully alive, or as we like to say, Living Life In The Front Row™. Proximity is power, and what you keep in your front row influences your mindset. What are you feeding your mind each week? Creating a powerful front row, with people, places and things will support the #1 most important factor — YOUR MINDSET!

How you get to the Front Row is by either changing your seat, or accepting, embracing and rocking out in the one you have. You deserve a front row seat. You're worth it. Let’s go get it, together!

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Encore Q&A with Bari Tessler
24:43
2017-09-21 04:42:47 UTC 24:43
Encore Q&A with Bari Tessler

BONUS SHOW!!!! You wanted more, so this is the encore episode! This a quick follow up interview from the main show, usually about 10-15 minutes and its questions from YOU to our guest. Join the community at FrontRowFriends.com and let us know what questions we should ask our future guests! We’ll give you a shout out on the show! Listen to all full-length episodes online at FrontRowFactor.com, on iTunes or Soundcloud. Enjoying the Front Row Factor Podcast? If you're an iTunes user... we’d love to have you Subscribe, Rate & Review the show! \o/ <-----our electronic front row symbol!

#41: The Art of Money with Bari Tessler: Body Check Ins, Knowing Your Value & Finding Your Financial Happiness
01:07:25
2017-09-21 04:42:47 UTC 01:07:25
#41: The Art of Money with Bari Tessler: Body Check Ins, Knowing Your Value & Finding Your Financial Happiness

“Your money tells a story. It represents what’s really important to you.” - @baritessler

Today we’re talking all about money with Bari Tessler.

Bari is a Financial Therapist, Mentor, Coach, Mama-preneur, and the Founder of The Art of Money. She has guided thousands of people to new, empowered, and refreshingly honest relationships with money through her nurturing, body-centered approach.

Her new book - The Art of Money: A Life-Changing Guide to Financial Happiness - will help anyone transform their relationship with money and, in so doing, transform their life.

During this interview, Bari will show you how to break through any self-limiting beliefs you have around money! We also talk about her new book, when to get financial help, practicing money dates, body check-ins, teaching our kids about money, and so much more.

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [06:37] Bari shares her story and the moments leading up to the launch of her new book The Art of Money - A Life-Changing Guide to Financial Happiness
  • [11:00] It’s about money, but it’s never about money
  • [18:07] Discover why 90% of us have a bad relationship with our money
  • [23:33] How can your personal finances affect the prices you set in your business?
  • [28:10] Knowing when to ask for financial help
  • [33:14] Practicing money dates with your better half :)
  • [34:49] Find out the biggest financial challenge that Bari had to overcome
  • [40:39] The balance between the present moment and thinking about your financial future
  • [45:33] How a body check in can significantly change your relationship with money
  • [49:13] What actions can you take to better educate your children about money

“Some people actually believe if they make more money, all their money issues will go away” - @baritessler

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#40: The Big Bang Theory Experience with Robin Littman: Full Acceptance, Self Reliance & 1000 Trophies Rolled Into One
53:04
2017-09-21 04:42:47 UTC 53:04
#40: The Big Bang Theory Experience with Robin Littman: Full Acceptance, Self Reliance & 1000 Trophies Rolled Into One

''If we’re not here for each other, than who are we here for, what is our purpose?'' - Robin Littman

Robin Littman, joins us today to share her daughter Rachel’s inspiring recipient story. Despite being faced with some major life challenges, the family has learned what it takes to overcome adversity. In this episode, Robin will tell you how they are all celebrating life in the Front Row!

Robin is a retired labor attorney with a second career as a super mom and volunteer extraordinaire. She is a daughter, wife, mother of adult twin daughters, friend, and survivor.

She has always performed community service or supported non-profit organizations and has known from an early age that giving her time, money and leadership abilities would be an essential part of the adult she would become.

During this interview, we talk about giving back, how her daughter thrives with a life altering disease, living in the moment, and celebrating life’s experiences.

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [06:10] How to minimize difficulties and overcome challenges in your life
  • [07:39] Your responsibility to give back and make the world a better place
  • [14:52] Find out how Robin’s daughter thrives despite having a life altering disease
  • [25:19] Robin shares her daughter’s unbelievable Front Row Experience at a live showing of The Big Bang Theory - FRONT ROW TIP - Provocative dancing makes everything more awesome!
  • [36:39] Celebrating adversity and stepping into your confidence
  • [41:20] Living in the present and appreciating life’s precious moments

''You should never be someone that someone else has to survive'' - Robin Littman

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4 MIN FRIDAY - 3 Keys To Move Your Project Forward
05:41
2017-09-21 04:42:47 UTC 05:41
4 MIN FRIDAY - 3 Keys To Move Your Project Forward

�Each week, Jon delivers an inspirational and educational “4 Minutes In The Front Row” episode where he shares ideas for being fully alive, or as we like to say, Living Life In The Front Row™. Proximity is power, and what you keep in your front row influences your mindset. What are you feeding your mind each week? Creating a powerful front row, with people, places and things will support the #1 most important factor — YOUR MINDSET!

How you get to the Front Row is by either changing your seat, or accepting, embracing and rocking out in the one you have. You deserve a front row seat. You're worth it. Let’s go get it, together!

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Encore Q&A with John Ruhlin
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Encore Q&A with John Ruhlin

BONUS SHOW!!!! You wanted more, so this is the encore episode! This a quick follow up interview from the main show, usually about 10-15 minutes and its questions from YOU to our guest. Join the community at FrontRowFriends.com and let us know what questions we should ask our future guests! We’ll give you a shout out on the show! Listen to all full-length episodes online at FrontRowFactor.com, on iTunes or Soundcloud. Enjoying the Front Row Factor Podcast? If you're an iTunes user... we’d love to have you Subscribe, Rate & Review the show! \o/ <-----our electronic front row symbol!

#39: Giftology with John Ruhlin: Radical Giving and Loving On People
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#39: Giftology with John Ruhlin: Radical Giving and Loving On People

''I help leaders not suck at saying thank you'' - John Ruhlin

Today’s guest on the podcast is one of my best friends, John Ruhlin. His unique experience in sales, business, and building relationships is going to blow you away and I can promise that you’ll receive a ton of value from this interview!

John Ruhlin is the founder of The Ruhlin Group, a gift logistics company that helps clients like the Chicago Cubs, Wells Fargo, Caesar's Entertainment, Miami Dolphins, Morgan Stanley, and The John Maxwell Company execute year-round gifting strategies.

John's unique approach to relationships led him to become the #1 salesman for a $250 Million direct sales company by the time he was 23 (out of 1.5 Million reps). He now speaks widely about strategic gifting and relationship building and helps CEOs and sales teams drive referrals and open doors to elusive decision makers.

During today’s discussion, learn how YOU can use gift giving to connect with people who would otherwise be impossible to meet. We also chat about best practices for introducing yourself, how to make people a priority, radical generosity, the history of gift giving, and one of John’s most inspiring gift giving stories of all time!  

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [07:07] Giftology, interviews with elite level entrepreneurs, and spending time with family
  • [10:10] How to introduce yourself and tell someone what you do in 6 words or less?
  • [14:26] How to make people feel like a priority in life
  • [22:17] How does gift giving work and what to do when it backfires?
  • [27:22] Radical generosity and the history of gift giving
  • [30:28] The book for anybody who values relationships
  • [34:58] The etiquette behind introducing others
  • [42:25] Find out how you can get paid to read John’s new book - Giftology - AND - The Front Row Factor offer for anyone who buys!

''A gift ushers you into the presence of the great.'' - Solomon

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#101: Celebration with Front Row Founder Jon Vroman
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#101: Celebration with Front Row Founder Jon Vroman

''When we have purpose, we find power.'' - Jon Vroman

What started as an organization to help people brave life-threatening illnesses, has grown into something much bigger than I ever imagined.

If you’re brand new to the show, The Front Row Foundation is like Make-a-Wish meets Tony Robbins. We create life changing experiences for kids and adults who are fighting for their lives by putting them in the front row of their dream event.

Today, we want to celebrate a major milestone! We’ve recently surpassed a decade of creating these experiences, which has resulted in over 100 magical moments for Front Row recipients!

But what amazes me even more, is how this foundation has evolved over the years. It’s not just a wish organization, it’s a philosophy for life. We have built a community and culture that continues to ask the question:

how do we live every day in the front row fully engaged, closer to the things that make us come alive and make us feel like every moment of our life is meaningful?

To celebrate, I wanted to get together with some of the people who have been there from the beginning. Which brings us to today’s special conversation...

In today’s roundtable discussion, 5 best friends—myself, Hal Elrod (International Bestselling Author of The Miracle Morning and #1 donor to The Front Row Foundation), Jon Berghoff (Managing Partner of the Flourishing Leadership Institute), John Ruhlin (Author of Giftology), and John Kane (Director of Sales at Cutco and first person to ever get the Front Row tatoo!)—revisit how The Front Row Foundation has brought us together and share stories of how we’ve supported each other over the years.

Here’s a Quick Breakdown of Our Chat…
  • [12:15] The power of relationships—5 best friends express their gratitude for being a part of a company culture that brought them together.
  • [14:40] When the best things in life come from the most unexpected places—John Kane demonstrates this with one of his favorite John Ruhlin stories.
  • [19:00] Why nobody “makes it” on their own—You’ll hear how a willingness to serve and support one another allowed 5 friends to succeed beyond their wildest dreams.
  • [20:10] Find out what the Front Row Foundation means to each of the 5 friends and how an organization that started off as a way to help people fight life threatening illnesses, has grown into something much bigger!
  • [23:10] An incredibly touching story of Front Row recipient Sophie and the moment she got to meet Kelly Clarkson—this story will really help you appreciate how precious life truly is!
  • [31:36]Big lessons from The Front Row Factor: Transform Your Life with the Art of Moment Making—including how to empower your life by tapping into the past, present and future.
  • [41:10] How a partnership was born between The Best Year Ever Blueprint and The Front Row Foundation and why it’s giving attendees a higher sense of purpose.
  • [51:55] Why fundraising can align with the things you love to do—Learn how to give back with your time, talent and/or treasure!
  • [01:13:16] Smiling in the midst of adversity—What Hal’s battle with cancer can teach us about making the most out of difficult situations.

''Nobody succeeds alone.'' - Hal Elrod

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[FR DADS] Problem Solving Journals for Kids with Tuan Nguyen
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[FR DADS] Problem Solving Journals for Kids with Tuan Nguyen

Tuan Nguyen is a philanthropist and entrepreneur who began his life with a simple goal of always making a positive difference in people's lives. Surviving death during his escape after the fall of Vietnam in 1975, he sees the world from a lens of gratitude and has been the foundation for all his hopes, dreams, and vision. His story demonstrates how volunteerism is the best platform for professional and personal development.

As a serial entrepreneur, Tuan has ran several multi-million dollar Internet companies and business advisory practices and has delivered over 300 speaking engagements including 3 TEDxTalks (within 20 months). 

#100: Loss, Love, and the Ingredients of Greatness with Chef Charles Carroll
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#100: Loss, Love, and the Ingredients of Greatness with Chef Charles Carroll

''Hire great people and make sure they have everything they need to be successful.'' - Charles Carroll

What’s one of your all-time favorite dishes? I bet you can think of at least a few! For most of us, food plays a big role in our lives. Not only does it fuel us, but it can enrich our lives, bring us closer together and give us memories to cherish for years to come.

But what can food teach us about living a successful life?   

Today, I get the chance to speak with eight-time Culinary Olympian Chef, Charles Carroll, who serves up an inspiring recipe for personal greatness and shares some of the incredible life lessons that food can teach us!

Charles Carroll is the Executive Chef at the River Oaks Country Club in Houston, Texas, which is among the top country clubs in the United States. He has received over seventy national and international awards, including three Presidential Medallions from the American Culinary Federation. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Chef Carroll was the manager of the 2004 United States Regional Culinary Olympic Team, which won three gold medals and was ranked third internationally.

During our discussion, we dive into his most recent book—The Recipe: A Story of Loss, Love, and the Ingredients of Greatness—a parable about a boy who overcomes tragedy and carves out a life of excellence by learning lessons from the kitchen.

Here’s a Quick Breakdown of Our Chat…
  • [07:55] Learn to achieve the seemingly impossible!—Charles shares his process for getting things done and his simple secret to success.
  • [14:23] How does being a dad help Chef Charles in the kitchen and how does being in the kitchen help him as a dad?
  • [17:39] Discover the values his parents instilled in him that attributed to his success as a chef!
  • [20:30] Learn how you can build a world-class team!—Take it from someone who has 3 restaurants, 6 kitchens, and 75 cooks who love what they do.  
  • [26:16] How can serving others lead to opportunities that you never even thought were possible?
  • [30:00] Chef Charles reveals his most enjoyable dishes from around the world.

''Worry about the small things, because the big things will take care of themselves.'' – Charles Carroll

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[FR DADS] Confidence & Co-Parenting with Dr. Mark Trahan
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[FR DADS] Confidence & Co-Parenting with Dr. Mark Trahan

This episode is for Front Row Dads! Over the next several months, we're going to be releasing an episode every Friday that will help you deepen your sense of purpose as a father. Today, I bring you Dr. Mark Trahan! 

Mark Trahan, PhD, LCSW, is an assistant professor of Social Work at Texas State University. Dr. Trahan has spent the last fifteen years working with individuals, families, and couples as a therapist, researcher, and teacher. His areas of research interest include the role of fathering confidence in father engagement and the use of technology, specifically virtual reality, to assist in creating more confidence in men and fathers. Dr. Trahan is currently working on research projects with incarcerated men and returning combat soldiers, with future plans to use virtual reality for parenting and communication skills training. Dr. Trahan enjoys teaching and is passionately engaged in educating social work students. He loves spending time with his family, mountain biking, fly-fishing, and watching college football.

#99: Kiss the Ground with Award Winning Director and Bestselling Author Josh Tickell
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#99: Kiss the Ground with Award Winning Director and Bestselling Author Josh Tickell

''I am 100% convinced that we can stop and reverse climate change.'' - Josh Tickell

Do you ever wonder how the choices we make impact the future of our planet? What if I told you, we could grow enough food to feed all of humanity, while at the same time, reverse climate change?

You may be thinking, “OK Jon, that sounds nice, but is there really anything I can do about it?”

Yes, there is! And in today’s conversation with Josh Tickell, you’re going to find out why.

Josh Tickell is a Sundance award winning film director and bestselling author. His films and books focus on critical, “big picture” social issues including alternative energy, conscious capitalism and reversing climate change.

Josh co-directed the 2017 Lionsgate release, GOOD FORTUNE, the rags to riches biopic of Paul Mitchell and Patron cofounder, John Paul DeJoria. His first movie, FUEL, won the Sundance Audience Award for Best Documentary and to theatres globally. He regularly films and interviews luminaries such as Elon Musk, Dan Aykroyd, Woody Harrelson, Sheryl Crow, and Shailene Woodley.  

Tickell’s movies have won more than 40 major awards, been selected as a NYTimes Critics’ Pick and shortlisted for an Oscar and shown in the White House. He has spoken at more than 100 colleges and Fortune 500 businesses globally. He is a guest on shows such as The Tonight Show, Good Morning America, Morning Joe and on the Today Show.

Tickell’s new book, Kiss the Ground – How The Food You Eat Can Reverse Climate Change, Heal Your Body and Save the World with a forward by Whole Foods Founder, John Mackey, is being turned into a movie from executive producer Leonardo DiCapprio also entitled KISS THE GROUND.

Here’s a Quick Breakdown of Our Chat…
  • [09:07] 2 books, 2 movies, and 1 kid — How Josh and other extremely busy people manage to get it all done!
  • [11:44] Josh describes what it was like growing up, from Australia’s outback to Louisiana’s poor and polluted and how this inspired a successful career as a film director.
  • [15:20] A powerful vision for the future of our planet and the positive reality that humans can co-create.
  • [18:32] A wild story about how Josh and Ryland Englehart met and the partnership that followed!
  • [24:24] Kiss the Ground — How The Food You Eat Can Reverse Climate Change, Heal Your Body and Save the World.
  • [31:26] Learn how you can shop smarter and reengineer your food choices.
  • [45:39] Why should millennials start farming?
  • [54:40] The Regenerative Revolution that will change your body and the world through food.

''If you can visualize something, you can make it happen.'' – Josh Tickell

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The Grown-Up's Guide to Teenage Humans: Decode Their Behavior, Develop Unshakable Trust, and Raise a Respectable Adult with Teen Whisperer Josh Shipp
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The Grown-Up's Guide to Teenage Humans: Decode Their Behavior, Develop Unshakable Trust, and Raise a Respectable Adult with Teen Whisperer Josh Shipp

This episode is for Front Row Dads! Over the next several months, we're going to be releasing an episode every Friday that will help you deepen your sense of purpose as a father. Today, I bring you Josh Shipp. 

Josh Shipp is an author, global youth empowerment expert, and acclaimed speaker. A former at-risk foster kid turned youth advocate, he is renowned for his documentary TV series (A&E), that followed his ground-breaking work with teens.

He is the author of the national bestseller “The Teen’s Guide to World Domination“, and was listed on Inc. Magazine’s 30 under 30 list.

He’s worked with groups of parents, educators & mental health professionals plus has spoken to more than TWO Million teens live.

Josh's ultimate goal is to help as many young people as possible. He trains other speakers through Youth Speaker University and his online mentoring program for teens A Year of Awesomeness has a world-wide reach. His free newsletter offers exclusive strategies to parents, educators, and youth workers.

#98: Powerful Partnerships, The Paradox of Time and Answering the Call with Top Real Estate Agent Karen Briscoe
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#98: Powerful Partnerships, The Paradox of Time and Answering the Call with Top Real Estate Agent Karen Briscoe

''Be the pebble that causes the ripple'' - Karen Briscoe 

If you look at the most revered people on the planet, it may seem like they are somehow different than the rest of us. How do they become so successful? What’s their big secret?

Yes, some are born with unique talents and gifts, but believe me, the vast majority of people who change the world, are no different from you and I.

In today’s conversation, Karen Briscoe shares her wisdom around succeeding with habits and reminds us that we all have the ability to uncover excellence, make a difference, and change the world… If we choose to!

Karen Briscoe is Principal of the Huckaby Briscoe Conroy Group (HBC) and author of “Real Estate Success in 5 Minutes a Day”. Karen and her team have been recognized by the Wall Street Journal as one of the 250 Top Realtor® teams in the United States, and they have sold more than 1,500 homes valued at over $1.5 billion. 

Here’s a Quick Breakdown of Our Chat…
  • [07:52] What was life like growing up for Karen?—Find out exactly where her entrepreneurial spirit and negotiating skills came from.
  • [11:12] Getting into the world of residential real estate—Why you can start at any time!
  • [15:17] Find out how she’s making an impact with her transformational book Real Estate Success in 5 Minutes a Day.
  • [20:18] Karen reveals the 3-part process to kicking excuses to the curb and seizing major opportunities that the Universe presents to you!
  • [25:40] Take your business to an entirely new level by landing game changing partnerships.
  • [30:10] Discover the many ways to harness the power of mentorship.
  • [35:23] Learn how to be the pebble the causes the ripple!
  • [42:00] How to see contribution as an opportunity to change the world.

''If I can do it, so can you.'' - Karen Briscoe 

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#97: Making One Step to the Summit with Mountaineer Lisa Thompson
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#97: Making One Step to the Summit with Mountaineer Lisa Thompson

''I realized I am much stronger mentally and physically then I gave myself credit for.'' - Lisa Thompson

Finding the absolute edge of our limits is never an easy task, but is a critical part of achieving any kind of greatness in life. How then, can we push beyond what we believe is possible without going too far? Where is the line and how can we realize our true potential, even with goals that may be uncomfortable, extremely difficult, or seemingly out of reach?

Today, I get to talk with my friend Lisa Thompson, who is going to show you how to get one step closer to accomplishing your toughest goals and taking life to entirely new heights!

Lisa Thompson is an accomplished mountaineer who has stood on top of six of the world's highest mountains, including, as you will hear, Mt. Everest.

Throughout her life, she has become adept at gracefully overcoming challenges in order to accomplish unexpected things.  She is a cancer survivor, and she is still the only person in her entire family to graduate from college. Afterwards, she grew her career from a field service engineer to the leader of a $25m organization.  

When she isn’t in the mountains, she spends her time traveling and sharing her story with other motivated people.

Here’s a Quick Breakdown of Our Chat…
  • [12:58] Find out what life was like for Lisa growing up and how she came to love mountaineering.
  • [14:35] How the simple statement — one more step — can help you push beyond life’s biggest obstacles, build momentum, and accomplish more than you ever thought was possible.
  • [19:30] How did spite drive Lisa into a life of mountaineering and what can her experiences teach us about building self-confidence, overcoming adversity, ignoring the naysayers, and strengthening the mind?
  • [24:55] Why being diagnosed with Cancer never stopped her from accomplishing her toughest goal (at that time) of climbing The Himalayas.
  • [30:40] Lisa shares the critical factors to winning her fight against cancer.
  • [32:45] How to get and give the most out of every moment and the ‘See, Hear, Feel’ technique to intentionally feeling present.
  • [38:83] Lisa’s shares her Mt. Everest moments and why we are all capable of so much more than we think!
  • [53:00] What death can teach us about how to better appreciate life today.

''If you want me to do something, tell me I can’t and watch me prove you wrong.'' - Lisa Thompson

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#96: Rush To Curiosity & Magic Plans with Front Row Ambassador Adam Stock
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#96: Rush To Curiosity & Magic Plans with Front Row Ambassador Adam Stock

''our calendar is an expression of your priorities.'' - Adam Stock

Are you spending time in ways that reflect your values and priorities? Are you in touch with the things that bring you the most joy in life?

Today, I talk with Adam Stock, who reminds us all how to live with more intention, leverage the power of curiosity, and appreciate the little things in life that make us happiest.

For nearly two decades Adam Stock has been helping clients navigate the many financial challenges in the PRESENT, so they can experience a more meaningful and joyful financial FUTURE.   

Dedicated to honing the craft of financial planning, Adam has obtained his CFP and the exclusive Masters' of Science Degree in Financial Planning.  

He is the President and Founder of The Next Level Planning Group, a team of 10 dedicated to solving an acute structural problem that exists in the financial services industry. Adam and his team go way beyond "better than" tactics to discover optimal strategies.

He is married to his wife of nearly 18 years, Melinda, and Father to 4 amazing children, ages 10, 7, 4, and 1.    

Here’s a Quick Breakdown of Our Chat…
  • [07:41] The entrepreneurial “Struggle to Juggle” —How to prioritize and balance between your personal and professional life.
  • [16:33] Learn how to excel exponentially by intentionally booby-trapping your success!
  • [20:19] Bring more joy into your life by learning to appreciate the micro moments.
  • [27:03] The power of both positive and negative role models.  
  • [28:45] How quickly can you get to curiosity? Adam explains why being curious is so important to his legacy.
  • [29:50] Why it’s never too late to transform a relationship.
  • [32:49] Making the world a better place and helping people who need help.

''Don’t rush to judgment, rush to curiosity.'' - Adam Stock

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#95: Getting Your Book Done with Writing Coach Azul Terronez
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#95: Getting Your Book Done with Writing Coach Azul Terronez

''You are only a good teacher if you learn.'' - Azul Terronez

Have you ever thought about writing a book, but didn't know where to start? You probably have a million ideas rolling around in your head, but can’t exactly figure out how to process all the information and present it in a way that makes sense for your intended audience.

Maybe you’ve already committed to the process of writing a book, but you are constantly asking yourself ‘why am I writing this?’ or ‘who am I writing this for?’

These hurdles are very normal when it comes to learning how to write a book, which is why I wanted to invite my good friend Azul Terronez to join me on the podcast.

Azul is an educator, TEDx speaker and the author of of the best selling book The Art of Apprenticeship: How to Hack Your Way into Any Industry, Land a Kick-Ass Mentor and Make a Killing Doing What You Love. He is the Co-Founder of Authors Writing Academy and coaches authors like Pat Flynn from Smart Passive Income and Dana Malstaff, of Boss-Mom.com.

Azul also coached me through the writing process for The Front Row Factor book, which would never have been possible without his encouragement, guidance, wisdom, and ongoing support!

Be sure to listen to the entire episode, as Azul shares an incredible offer that you won’t want to miss!

To find out more about Azul and his coaching services, visit his website at  CoachAzul.com.  

Here’s a Quick Breakdown of Our Chat…
  • [08:30] Find out how Azul created a new life for himself by deciding to coach online influencers and thought leaders through the book writing process.
  • [13:00] The most important question to ask yourself if you’re considering writing a book.
  • [17:10] Learn how to speak to your intended audience and make a clear connection with your reader.
  • [21:50] Ok, you know you want to write a book, but what now? Azul breaks down the step-by-step process he uses to help clients gain clarity and go from idea to execution.
  • [32:23] When is it time to hire a coach to help you write your book?
  • [41:12] Azul recounts some of the most transformational moments of his life.
  • [46:45] What makes a good teacher great? Azul shares his tips and the awesome piece advice that he got from Seth Godin

''Ask the question ‘what is this for?’ and then really listen.'' - Azul Terronez

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#94: Lost To Found In 90 Days with Rachel Adams Lee
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#94: Lost To Found In 90 Days with Rachel Adams Lee

''Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.'' - Rachel Adams Lee

We all want to lead happy and successful lives, but sometimes in the pursuit of success, we lose sight of what matters most.

So, do your actions line up with the person you really want to be? What could you eliminate that would add something to your life? What could you say “no” to that would bring more “yes’s” into your world?

Today I’m talking Rachel Adams Lee who is here to share how she transformed her life and found true happiness.

Rachel is the CEO & founder of Rachel Adams Group at Keller Williams Realty.  She is currently ranked in the top 1% of all Realtors in Placer and Sacramento counties. In 2015 and 2016 she was named “Wall Street Journal’s Top 1000 Agents” in the US.

Her team is anticipated to close $50 million in sales for the year 2017.  When not actively selling homes, Rachel can be found traveling the US, coaching others on how to build a successful real estate team with a winning mindset.  

She has a love for public speaking and enjoys seeing the positive affect her experience brings to others lives. While real estate is in her blood, her greatest joy comes from encouraging others to lead their best lives.  

Rachel’s love for inspiring others, combined with her own unique and powerful journey, led her to create the "Lost to Found in 90 Days" book and program.  

Here’s a Quick Breakdown of Our Chat…
  • [07:00] Despite building a “successful” real estate business, she was completely miserable on the inside. Discover the mantra that shifted her thinking and allowed her to find true happiness.
  • [12:20] Learn how to bounce back and find opportunity in life's most difficult moments.
  • [16:20] Are your actions in line with who you really want to become? Rachel shares her tips for leading a more intentional life!
  • [24:20] Are you a self-proclaimed people pleaser? Rachel was, but not anymore! Learn the secret to balancing the “yes’s” and “no’s”.
  • [30:50] Who are you surrounding yourself with? Rachel shares a friendly approach to editing your peer group and making sure the people you hang out with fully support your journey!  
  • [39:10] How to silence the noise, take a tech timeout and set clear work boundaries with your clients.
  • [47:30] Catapult the life of your dreams with Rachel’s book Lost to Found in 90 Days.

''I never knew what I wanted until I silenced the noise.'' – Rachel Adams

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#93: Redefining the Impossible with Dancing Wheels Founder Mary Verdi-Fletcher
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#93: Redefining the Impossible with Dancing Wheels Founder Mary Verdi-Fletcher

''Oftentimes people think disability is inability, which it’s not.'' – Mary Verdi-Fletcher

When was the last time you felt fully alive, free to express yourself fully and completely?

In an effort to protect ourselves from harm or being exposed to what we aren’t comfortable with, we often will create mental barriers that can hold us back. What would life look like if we decided to knock those barriers down? What then would be possible?

Today I’m talking with my inspirational friend Mary Verdi-Fletcher. She’s here to discuss how she’s using dance to educate and inspire the disabled and able bodied alike to believe our disabilities don’t define us.

Mary Verdi-Fletcher is a true pioneer. She is America’s first professional wheelchair dancer and has taken a field where disabilities were not accepted and worked endlessly to shatter stereotypes, change attitudes, bring hope, advocate for inclusion, and essentially be an agent of change.

Despite being born with spina bifida, Mari has worked tirelessly to open the doors of opportunity for people with disabilities who wanted to pursue their goals on an equal ground with their non-disabled peers. This determination ultimately led her to found The Dancing Wheels Company in 1980 in Cleveland, Ohio, which was specifically formed to employ professionally trained dancers, with and without disabilities.

The Dancing Wheels Company has reached audiences of over 5 million people with awe-inspiring school assembly programs, workshops, residencies, and main stage concert performances worldwide.  

If you’ve ever had moments of doubt or convinced yourself that you couldn't do something, I can promise this conversation will show you what’s possible when you believe in yourself.

Here’s a Quick Breakdown of Our Chat…
  • [10:30] Mary discusses her Dancing Wheels School and Company, its mission and how one encouraging phrase from her mother made it all possible.
  • [16:25] Mary’s definition of dancing and how she uses this interpretation as inspiration to achieve any goal.
  • [18:50] Learn how the lives of Mary’s able bodied students are positively affected due to their close interaction with their disabled dance partners.
  • [21:05] The single biggest obstacle Mary would have to overcome in her early 20s and how that decision would open the door for everything to follow.
  • [28:05] Listen as Mary recounts her favorite Dancing Wheels success stories and the one story which will bring a tear to your eye.
  • [35:08] Learn Mary’s advice to live by and how she uses it to turn any obstacle into an opportunity.

''The arts are an avocation that chooses you. You don’t choose it.'' – Mary Verdi-Fletcher

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#92: Peace is a Choice with Life Coach Christine Khetarpal
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#92: Peace is a Choice with Life Coach Christine Khetarpal

''Peace is about not having stress and relaxing in the moment.'' - Christine Khetarpal

When was the last time you had to face a really difficult decision? One that you knew could change the trajectory of your life.

If you’ve ever struggled to find the answers, trust me, you’re not alone. But there’s good news! Where you are today, does not have to be where you are tomorrow. Ready to find the clarity you’ve been searching for?

For over 25 years, my friend and today’s guest, Christine Khetarpal, has been passionate about helping her clients make clear, confident choices that emerge them into a life they love and deserve.   

As a Certified Life Coach, Christine’s practice, Emerge Now Coaching focuses on guiding men and women through the process of deciding, “Should I stay or leave my marriage?”

Christine personally knows the impact of putting off a difficult decision. After spending over 5 years living in fear of making the “wrong” decision, experiencing stress-related health issues like shingles and continuing to hang on to hope that things will eventually get better on their own, she now realizes that hope by itself is wonderful, but the real key is making powerful choices and taking courageous action.  

Christine’s message to you is “Peace is a choice. And by standing in your power to choose, you can start to make choices that will guide you towards living your life in the front row.

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat…

  • [07:50] Why peace is a choice, even during life’s most challenging moments.
  • [13:32] Christine shares her story and explains how she used peace to find happiness in her own life.
  • [17:39] What does peace really mean?
  • [22:46] Learn what E.M.E.R.G.E stands for, so you can gain new perspective and positively transform your life.
  • [25:42] Need to overcome an incredibly hard decision? Find out when it may be time to hire a coach who can lead you through life’s most challenging moments.
  • [28:00] Discover 3 questions you can ask to become a better communicator in any relationship.
  • [33:18] What to do when you’re contemplating your commitment to something important in life.

''Am I really living a life that I want?'' - Christine Khetarpal

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#91: Discover The Art of Moment Making with Jon Berghoff and Jon Vroman
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2017-09-21 13:59:29 UTC 01:12:35
#91: Discover The Art of Moment Making with Jon Berghoff and Jon Vroman

''Anything of any magnitude starts with a micro movement.'' - Jon Berghoff

Your entire life is made up of countless moments, and each one carries an opportunity to experience joy, fulfill your sense of purpose, and make a difference. That is the art of moment making!

What if there was a way for you to recognize and create more of these moments, not only in your life, but in the lives of those who matter the most? That’s what today’s conversation with my good friend Jon Berghoff is all about!

We want to invite you to participate in our upcoming event, The Front Row Summit, which is happening July 24-26, inside Cuyahoga Valley National Park. This is a 3-day, in-person event, limited to an intimate group of 50 individuals.

It’s a tremendous opportunity for anybody who wants to find deeper purpose and transform their life through the art of moment making. Whether you’re a parent, an entrepreneur, or someone who just wants to make the most of every moment, this event was made for you. You can learn more and apply by clicking here.

The Front Row Summit also gives you a chance to make a difference by co-creating the future of the Front Row Foundation. You’ll be encouraged to bring your ideas and insights to the table, to help support the evolution of the organization.  

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat…

  • [09:51] What is a moment maker and why does it matter?
  • [17:51] How do micro moments lead to macro movements?
  • [25:08] What to expect at the The Front Row Summit, including reconnecting with nature, finding your purpose and the future of leadership!
  • [33:42] Why nothing is impossible when you can master the art of asking great questions.
  • [43:20] Stories that demonstrate the power of capturing front row moments.
  • Want to hang out with Jon & Jon at the Front Row Summit? Apply here!  

''The way you show up in the world, is one moment at a time.'' - Jon Vroman

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#90: Loving Louder, Amplifying Your Life, and Coming Together with Motivational Messenger Preston Smiles
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#90: Loving Louder, Amplifying Your Life, and Coming Together with Motivational Messenger Preston Smiles

''It’s not happy people that are grateful, it’s grateful people that are happy.'' - Preston Smiles

What actions are you not taking because of fear? What’s holding you back from making bold moves, taking action, and creating the reality of your dreams?

In today’s conversation, I’m delighted to be speaking with Preston Smiles. Preston is a motivational messenger whose mission is to  empower, inspire and ignite a multi-generational movement of radical growth through conscious, creative content, acts of love and living boldly.

Preston believes, as I do, that we’re here to leave the planet better than we found it, and he’s committed to motivating you to join him on that mission, so you too can live your best life NOW.

Today we’re going to vibe higher, talk about gifts and gratitude, discuss stories of listening to your “first voice”, learn what it means to show up BIG for others, hear some of Preston’s life changing moments, and a whole lot more! 

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat…

  • [08:00] Preston kicks things off by sharing a super fun exercise that will help you vibe higher and positively impact the people around you!
  • [10:45] Turn the volume up on your life by turning the volume up on love!
  • [13:09] Discover true happiness with the gift of gratitude.
  • [18:44] Preston shares a heartfelt story that demonstrates the power of showing up for people when it matters the most.
  • [29:18] Preston shares his incredible journey from being shamed for learning differently as a kid to the life changing moments that pushed him towards an abundant life full of love.
  • [41:20] Giving yourself permission to level up your life.

''You get in life what you give to life.'' - Preston Smiles

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#89: Building Online for Speakers, Coaches and Authors with Amber Vilhauer
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2017-09-21 13:59:29 UTC 01:05:48
#89: Building Online for Speakers, Coaches and Authors with Amber Vilhauer

''I believe we are all capable of great things.'' - Amber Vilhauer

If you had the opportunity to change your life, would you? How would the story unfold if you had the strength to face your biggest fears and maximize your true potential?

Today I’m talking with my good friend and trusted business coach, Amber Vilhauer. She’s here to shed light on the process she’s used to create a highly successful and sought after online business, while also sharing her best tips for busting through self-imposed limitations and unlocking extraordinary results in your life.

Amber is an online business growth mentor who supports authors, speakers and coaches to establish a powerful, integrated online presence that gets results and empowers them to make a difference in their industry.

Since starting her multi-six-figure company NGNG Enterprises (standing for No Guts No Glory) in 2007, she has spent her career impacting her community and building strong strategic alliances with industry leaders and game-changers across the web.

Amber has supported thousands of entrepreneurs on six continents to get results. She is the launch manager behind several #1 bestselling books including those for Mark Victor Hansen, Brendon Burchard, Lisa Nichols and Les Brown.

If you’re an aspiring author, speaker, life coach with a message or just someone wanting to increase your online presence and turn your passion into profit, you’ll definitely want to hear what Amber has to say.

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat…

  • [14:20] Learn what you need to do to build momentum and become more efficient at time management.
  • [16:40] The must-have project management system and other task management tools utilized by Amber for maximizing productivity.
  • [22:45] Amber shares how she hit rock bottom at 16-years-old and the decision making process that completely transformed her life.
  • [35:37] Are you prepared to push beyond fear and maximize your true potential? Find out why anyone is capable of creating extraordinary success!
  • [41:43] The single most important factor to succeeding as a coach, speaker, and/or author.
  • [47:45] Amber breaks down her thought process for helping someone earn more money in their business and create more freedom in their life.
  • [53:15] Discover one of the most effective methods for building your team and growing a results-driven business.

''I’m here to make sure that other people feel heard, empowered and loved'' – Amber Vilhauer

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#88: Purpose, People and Profits with CEO Scot Lowry
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#88: Purpose, People and Profits with CEO Scot Lowry

It’s no surprise that the quality of our lives can be directly tied to the quality of the conversations we have with the people we know, love and trust. Yet, so many of us struggle to create REAL relationships...

How do you show up for the people that matter the most? Have you lost sight of your true purpose?

Today, Scot Lowry is here to share his framework for mastering conversation and developing authentic relationships, so you can positively impact every area of your life!

Scot’s purpose is to lift people who are lifting the world. He is passionate about creating scalable, purpose-rich cultures that empower people and organizations to access their full capacity, love their work, manifest their dreams, and maximize positive contributions in the world.

He is currently the father to two teenage boys, a youth hockey coach, and the CEO of Fathom, an award-winning revenue acceleration marketing firm based in Cleveland, OH. Scot is also a Strategic Advisor to The Flourishing Leadership Institute (FLI).

Scot studied Finance and Entrepreneurship with degrees from the University of Florida (BS) and the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University (MBA), where he is also an associate instructor of entrepreneurship. In his free time, you can find him kiteboarding, playing or coaching ice hockey, or mountain biking.

In today’s conversation, Scot shares his inspiring journey, including how his original path to success only led to an empty and unfulfilling life. On the outside, he had it all. But beneath the surface, Scot was miserable. It turns out, he was completely misaligned with his “Why” and what matters the most.

You’ll find out why authentic relationships matter so much, how to better communicate with your spouse & kids, the importance of creating authentic dialogue in the workplace, and his incredible story of getting a Front Row tattoo!

''If we can talk about it, we can fix it.'' - Scot Lowry

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [02:45] Why having authentic conversations with your kids can be the best form of support.
  • [06:20] Learn how you can improve company performance and create value for clients by embracing authentic dialogue in the workplace.
  • [10:15] Have you ever had an argument with a spouse or colleague that had spiralled out of control? Find out what you can ask yourself to get things back on track!
  • [13:30] Learn how to give your “lizard brain” a break so you can communicate more effectively during difficult conversations.
  • [16:00] How to cultivate a company culture with great communication by re-framing the questions you ask.
  • [19:39] Find out how Scot’s company, Fathom, is helping middle market CEO’s to solve problems and generate more revenue.
  • [24:00] Discover the 3 P’s to naturally bring out the best in your organization.
  • [28:17] Scot shares the story of when he committed to getting a tattoo to help raise an additional $20,000 in support of the Front Row Foundation. Find out why his decision goes far beyond the charity!  
  • [44:00] He had followed the typical script to achieving success… only to find out he was completely miserable. Find out why relationships with people really matter and how you can transform an empty and unfulfilling life into one that gives you purpose and positively impacts the world
  • [48:15] The difference between hope and optimism and how it affects your ability to get the results you want in life.

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#87: MWF Motivation, Becoming the CEO of Your Life and World Peace with Rob Dial
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#87: MWF Motivation, Becoming the CEO of Your Life and World Peace with Rob Dial

''Pain is inevitable, suffering is a choice.'' - Rob Dial

How many times in your life have you found yourself saying “Life’s not fair” or allowed yourself to quit when things simply became too difficult?

What if you could bust through the emotional barriers and self-limiting beliefs? If nothing was holding you back, how would that transform your life?

Today’s conversation is with my good friend and Performance Coach, Rob Dial. He’s here to inspire and instruct you to overcome life’s many adversities along the path to true self-fulfillment and happiness.

Rob is a leader in the business and personal growth space and the Founder of MWF Motivation. He is passionate about "hacking" the human mind to unlock parts of ourselves that we never knew existed.

Rob is also a published author, podcast host, blogger and speaker that engages with people all over the world to help them become the best version of themselves.

In this personal and inspiring discussion, Rob details how he managed to overcome the debilitating effects of an emotionally absent, alcoholic father, en route to finding his path of helping people change their lives for the better.

If you’re ready to stop making excuses and start living a life that makes you feel complete, regardless of the hand you were dealt, you definitely won’t want to miss this conversation.

Here’s a breakdown of our chat…

  • [7:35] Find out how Rob overcame the uncertainty associated with a troubled childhood and confronted his demons face on.
  • [15:15] Learn what ‘acting like the CEO of your life’ entails and how doing so can unlock the door to your personal growth.
  • [21:30] Learn to be present, feel significant and find true happiness.
  • [27:45] How to guarantee your success forever, no matter what happens to you financially.   
  • [33:45] How to bust through fear and overcome self-limiting beliefs so you can accomplish ANYTHING.
  • [41:25] Rob’s step-by-step approach to finding your “Why” and uncovering your deepest motivations.
  • [50:30] Find out what drives Rob to wake up every day and why we all have a responsibility to create a more peaceful world.

''You’re already enough… there’s nothing else you need.'' - Rob Dial

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#86: Beyond Your Body, MTJM & Escaping Papua Indonesia with Adventure Athlete Tommy Danger
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2017-09-21 13:59:29 UTC 01:06:51
#86: Beyond Your Body, MTJM & Escaping Papua Indonesia with Adventure Athlete Tommy Danger

''I literally knew that whatever I dreamed of I could do'' - Tommy Danger

Has there ever been a moment in your life when you thought “I could never do that in a million years!”?

What if instead, you believed that you could? What would be possible if you pushed past your self-limiting beliefs and decided to show up big in every aspect of your life?

Today’s conversation is with my good friend and adventure athlete, Tommy Danger, who will inspire you to push your life to the ultimate limit!

Tommy learned in his mid 20's that life wasn't about the money you make, but the lives you change. Through his love of adventure he founded a non-profit foundation called More Than Just Me that uses adventure projects to raise money and drive awareness for important causes around the world.

He is currently in the middle of his third project called More Than Just Mountains where he is climbing the Seven Summits (the highest peak on each continent) with two of his close friends to raise awareness for Cystic Fibrosis.

It's been almost 10 years since Tommy made a massive change to his lifestyle and since then he has biked from Los Angeles to Boston, ran from Seattle to Daytona Beach, and has completed four of the Seven Summits.

He currently lives in Park City, UT with his beautiful wife Alyx, their pup Boo, and a little Danger baby on the way.

In this exciting discussion, Tommy shares the lessons he’s learned through his many adventures and exactly how he’s using them to positively impact the world.

He walks us through his incredible trek through Papua, Indonesia and how he barely made it out alive. The journey included everything from hiking through tropical jungles and traversing through rivers, to climbing steep cliffs and negotiating with tribal chiefs.

If you want to learn how to turn your biggest dreams into reality, push your body to unimaginable limits, and make the most out of each and every moment that life has to offer, you definitely won’t want to miss this convo!

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat…

  • [08:22] Where did his incredible sense of adventure come from and what exactly is the story behind his nickname, Fat Tommy?
  • [12:20] Hear about his first big adventure, biking coast-to-coast from California to Boston, to raise money for at-risk teens.
  • [15:00] The importance of believing that YOU can turn your dreams into reality.
  • [16:30] Learn how More Than Just Me is using adventure to bring awareness to important causes.
  • [20:15] How to see the positive side of anything, find your internal happiness and change the world in the process!
  • [24:40] His crazy adventure to run across the US (20 miles per day for 6 months) and the single moment that made all the blood, sweat and tears 100% worth it.
  • [30:20] Find out how the More than just Mountains project is helping to drive awareness to those affected by Cystic Fibrosis.
  • [32:50] Learn how to tap into the power of your mind and push your body to the ultimate limit.
  • [40:20] The story of how he barely escaped from a remote location buried deep in the heart of Papua, Indonesia.

''We have birth and we have death. What happens between is up to us.'' - Tommy Danger

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#85: Serial Entrepreneurship, Front Row Moments & Scaling Impact with Problem Solver Jeff Hoffman
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#85: Serial Entrepreneurship, Front Row Moments & Scaling Impact with Problem Solver Jeff Hoffman

''The quality of your life is 100% dependent on the quality of the people in it.'' - Jeff Hoffman

What can you do when the only people in your circle of influence don’t believe in you?

How could stepping out of your comfort zone change the trajectory of your life and give you new perspective on the world?

Have you ever wanted to scale your business, but don’t know where to start?

These are just a handful of the powerful questions that serial entrepreneur, Jeff Hoffman, answers during today’s powerful conversation on the Front Row Factor podcast.

Jeff Hoffman is a successful entrepreneur, proven CEO, worldwide motivational speaker, and published author. He has been the founder of multiple startups, CEO of both public and private companies, and senior executive in many capacities. Jeff has been part of a number of well-known companies, including Priceline.comuBid.com, ColorJar, and more.

Jeff is a frequent keynote speaker, co-author of the book SCALE, a teacher for innovation workshops to major corporations, and a featured business expert as seen on Fox News, Fox Business, CNN, CNN International, Bloomberg News, CNBC, ABC, NPR, and in publications including Forbes, Inc., Time, Fast Company, the Wall Street Journal, and more.

Jeff received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the national CEO council for his contributions to the field of entrepreneurship, and he received the Champion of Entrepreneurship Award from JP Morgan Chase, Citibank, and Rising Tide Capital, as well as receiving the George Brown Award for International Cooperation.

Outside of the world of technology, Jeff has produced movies, has produced musical events including concerts, tours, and charity events with such artists as Elton John, Britney Spears, NSYNC, and others, and serves on numerous charity and non-profit boards.    

In this comprehensive discussion, Jeff describes his entrepreneurial journey, including the lessons he’s learned along the way and what it truly means to succeed. We talk about creating a vision and accomplishing big goals, how to make it as an entrepreneur, tips for scaling your business, the power of contribution, powerful front row moments, and a whole lot more!

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat…

  • [12:50] What can you do when the only world you know doesn’t believe in your biggest goals and dreams?
  • [15:00] Are we really all that different? Find out what Jeff discovered from traveling to 90+ countries, including the real truth about what connects and divides the human race.
  • [20:00] Learn how to embrace the beauty in others, surround yourself with amazing people and create unforgettable front row moments that can positively impact the world!
  • [25:50] What does it truly mean to be successful? Listen to Jeff’s surprising definition and the tool he used to design the ultimate life!
  • [31:09] Long-term plans get punched in the face! Learn how you can create a strong vision and successfully accomplish your toughest goals.
  • [34:20] Discover the 2 most important steps you can take in order to succeed as an entrepreneur.... And guess what? Money has nothing to do with it!
  • [36:08] Should you scale your business? If so, how? As the co-author of Scale: Seven Proven Principles to Grow Your Business and Get Your Life Back, Jeff will tell you exactly what you need to know!
  • [40:39] The 3 most important questions to ask yourself that influence how people remember you when you die.
  • [43:03] Don’t miss this incredibly powerful recipient story that defines what it really means to live life in the front row.  
  • [53:39] Jeff’s advice to anyone who wants to give back but has no idea where to start.

''Every human being should have their own red carpet moment.'' - Jeff Hoffman

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#84: Climbing Blind, Channeling Ego & 7 Summits with Adventurer Erik Weihenmayer
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#84: Climbing Blind, Channeling Ego & 7 Summits with Adventurer Erik Weihenmayer

''If I can’t move forward, then I’ll move in another direction.'' - Erik Weihenmayer

Have you ever been faced with a challenge that people told you was impossible? Did you let fear stop you from moving forward or did you persevere when nobody thought you could?  

In this inspiring conversation with Erik Weihenmayer, he’ll teach you how to harness the power of adversity, overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles, and live a life of purpose and impact!  

Erik Weihenmayer is one of the most celebrated and accomplished athletes in the world. In 2001, he became the only blind person in history to climb Mount Everest. When he stood on the top of Carstensz Pyramid in 2008, he completed his quest to climb all of the Seven Summits - the tallest peak on each of the seven continents.

In September 2014, Erik and blinded Navy veteran, Lonnie Bedwell, kayaked the entire 277-miles of the Grand Canyon on the Colorado River, considered one of the most formidable whitewater venues in the world. Erik continually seeks out new adventures, focusing his efforts on empowering people traditionally swept to the sidelines of life. He founded an organization called No Barriers, which helps people with challenges tap into the human spirit, break through barriers, and contribute to the world.

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of their Everest ascent, Erik and his team founded a new No Barriers program, No Barriers Warriors, which uses teamwork and the mountains as a transformative force to help veterans reclaim their lives after devastating injuries.

Erik is the author of two best-selling books: his memoir, Touch the Top of the World and The Adversity Advantage, which offers lessons for turning challenges into greatness. He is an internationally recognized speaker and brings his message of living a No Barriers Life to audiences around the world.

What I love most about this conversation is Erik’s unique ability to step back and find new perspective and solutions to problems that allow him to keep moving forward. At the point when most people would decide to give up, Erik just finds another route.

This discussion is loaded with inspiring stories and proof that regardless of your abilities, what’s inside of you is stronger than what’s in the way.    

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat…

  • [05:50] Learn about Erik’s “Open Heart Policy” and how it can help you find hope and possibility, even during life's most challenging moments.  
  • [07:43] Erik describes his first attempt at rock climbing as a blind kid and how it completely changed the trajectory of his life.
  • [09:00] Learn how to courageously overcome the naysayers, and turn judgement and ridicule into fuel for your toughest obstacles.
  • [14:00] Erik talks about summiting Mt. Everest, the moment that still brings tears to his eyes, and the role his incredible team played in the process.
  • [17:30] How to surround yourself with incredible people who will step up when you need them most.  
  • [19:42] Why you should stop rejecting your ego and start channeling it to do something great.
  • [23:00] Find out how Eric turned his past achievements into catalysts to push beyond his limits, learned to Kayak blind, traveled 277-miles of the Colorado River, got knocked over and beat down, and kept on moving forward!  
  • [33:00] How to manage fear and break through barriers when you’re way over your head!
  • [38:50] Erik describes why family is the greatest “no barriers” journey of them all and how he hopes to be remembered by his kids.
  • [53:30]Learn how you can rebuild and rediscover yourself in the midst of adversity.

''Your ego is the thing that makes you great.'' - Erik Weihenmayer

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#83: Stealing Fire, Finding Flow, and Hurling Down Mountains with Bestselling Author Steven Kotler
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2017-09-21 13:59:29 UTC 01:01:37
#83: Stealing Fire, Finding Flow, and Hurling Down Mountains with Bestselling Author Steven Kotler

''Flow are those enjoyable, wonderful, delightful moments of thorough engagement with the present.'' – Steven Kotler

What do the richest, happiest, and most revered people in the world know about success, that most people don’t? What if there was a way for you to tap into a higher level of consciousness and completely upgrade your life?

In today’s episode of the Front Row Factor podcast, Steven Kotler, is here to let you in on the secret formula that the uber successful are using to lead extraordinary lives.

Steven is a New York Times bestselling author, an award-winning journalist and the co-founder and director of research for the Flow Genome Project. He is one of the world’s leading experts on ultimate human performance.

His writings have been translated into over 40 languages and appeared in over 80 publications, including The New York Times, Atlantic Monthly, Forbes, Wired and TIME. He also writes “Far Frontiers,” a blog about science and culture for Forbes.com, appears frequently on television and radio, and lectures widely on technological, scientific and cultural issues, both to corporate and education institutions.

In this super entertaining conversation, Steven and I dive deep into his latest book, Stealing Fire: How Silicon Valley, the Navy SEALs, and Maverick Scientists Are Revolutionizing the Way We Live and Work.

You’ll quickly learn that stepping into an altered state of mind isn’t just for drug induced dancing bears and dead head gatherings. There is a wide spectrum of altered states of consciousness, including flow, which you can harness to improve performance, optimize your health, and achieve the impossible!

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat…

  • [09:12] Ever wonder where information actually comes from? Find out what Steven thinks and what your intuition has to do with it!
  • [11:20] Steven’s unconventional and surefire method for making any project a success.
  • [14:30] Find out why everything Steven does is organized around creating “flow.”
  • [16:14] What exactly is flow and how can it be used to optimize your mental and physical well-being?  
  • [19:00] Learn the science behind flow and it’s proven ability to fight against autoimmune conditions and life threatening illnesses.  
  • [20:20] What Stealing Fire can teach you about tapping into a heightened state of mind so you can live an extraordinary life.
  • [28:30] Steven reveals the 4 powerful forces of extasis that can improve your human performance, including the most addictive state on earth!
  • [34:00] Why isn’t everybody talking about this high performance success formula and how are these altered states of consciousness now proving to create authentic mystical experiences?
  • [43:30] Is it  possible to hunt for flow and intentionally program you're self-conscious mind?
  • [50:30] The dangers of tapping into altered states of consciousness and why we need to use these techniques wisely.

''Everything I do, is done to generate flow.'' - Steven Kotler

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#82: Blind Adventure, Growing Up Fast & Redefining What's Possible with Tim Conners
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2017-09-21 13:59:29 UTC 01:02:53
#82: Blind Adventure, Growing Up Fast & Redefining What's Possible with Tim Conners

''You never know until you do it.'' - Tim Conners

What preconceived notions and limiting beliefs are holding you back from dreaming big and living life fully? When was the last time you stepped out of your comfort zone and did something courageous?

In this powerful conversation, my friend Tim Conners, will challenge you to see life from a whole new perspective!

At the young age of 15 Tim’s life was thrown upside-down after receiving a diagnosis of t-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia. For about three months Tim would find himself in remission from the cancer, but before he had time to catch his breath it was back. Not only was it back, but this time it was attacking his optic nerves in his eyes. In approximately 48 hours Tim would lose his sight, but the real concern was how to keep him alive.

Tim would go on to receive a bone marrow transplant. What was supposed to save his life almost took him in the process. He experienced heart, lung, and kidney failure. Against all odds including doctors who prepared his family for their last goodbyes, he would make it.

Tim has chosen to use this life changing experience to gain a positive perspective and says it has "opened up his eyes to everything that was in front of him”.  Although he still faces complications today, he continues to persevere through them, and work toward his mission of living life fully, making a difference, and redefining possible.

Tim is attending his senior year at Ithaca College, studying "Communications Studies" in New York and has already taken a path as a motivational speaker, a blind adventurer, and released his first book It’s Impossible Until You Do It.

He believes people can move mountains if they move them together, and on May 22nd he is embarking on his latest endeavor called “MounTimPossible” to climb the highest mountain in Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro. His goal is to raise money for the organizations that not only saved his life, but gave him the strength to start living again so they can provide the same services to other children like him as well.

I got the pleasure of meeting Tim a few years ago, while giving a speech at Ithaca College. His story and outlook on life completely inspired me and I’ve been fortunate to call him my friend ever since.

Today, Tim is here to share his story with the Front Row Factor community. His sense of adventure, desire to live big, and his profound ability to see the world, despite being blind, is truly inspiring. Tim will show you that anything in life is possible if you willing to put your mind to it.

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat…

  • [10:09] Why nothing is impossible if you’re willing to set your mind to it.
  • [14:38] Find out how Tim beat Cancer, pushed through the adversity of losing his vision, and why he’s now taking on the challenge of climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro.   
  • [23:30] How to prioritize what matters the most, live life fully and never take no for an answer.
  • [27:19] America’s Ambassador of Hope shares his 5 principles to becoming successful.
  • [31:50] Find out how Tim’s commitment to adventure has raised over $10,000 and is positively impacting the world.
  • [33:22] Why Tim said “YES” to Mt. Kilimanjaro and what it can teach you about capitalizing on the present moment.
  • [37:29] Learn how you can help yourself by serving others.
  • [43:46] Why it’s so important to surround yourself with the right people.
  • [47:10] How to structure a challenging environment that brings out the best in you.
  • [56:42] Tim shares a powerful memory that will teach you about what it means to truly see the world!

''I believe we can move mountains if we move them together.'' - Tim Conners

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#80: The Year of Thank You with John "Izzy" Israel
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#80: The Year of Thank You with John "Izzy" Israel

''What you appreciate, appreciates.'' - John Israel

What would happen if you decided to express a higher level of gratitude for the people that impact your life? And I’m not just referring to your closest friends and family. Think about the Uber driver, the grocery clerk, your children's teachers, or even your garbage man! How could acknowledging them transform your life and shape the world we all live in?

Purveyor of Gratefulness, John Israel, is a writer, speaker, business owner and Founder of The Year of Thank You project. His mission is to elevate the level of gratitude on the planet… one card at a time.

What does that even mean? Well, in this episode you’ll find out why my good friend John is on a mission to write 5 thank you cards a day, for 365 days and how it’s completely changing his life.

In addition to John’s inspiring mission, you’ll learn how to change your emotional state of mind, how to turn resentment into gratitude, why it’s so important to receive gratitude graciously, how to express it, and a whole more!

Although we often talk about gratitude, how well do we really understand the impact it can have on us? This powerful episode will demonstrate the ripple effect that gratitude is capable of creating and will leave you inspired to acknowledge and appreciate the people in your own life.

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat…

  • [06:05] John expresses what he loves the most about his wife AND the family values that show up the most for team Israel!
  • [12:34] How an abundance of thank you cards led to unexpected and transformative moments for John and his wife.
  • [17:11] How he’s elevating his level of gratitude for the planet... one card at a time.
  • [23:10] How to positively impact the world through the act of expression.
  • [27:57] How to change your emotional state of mind so you can show your true gratitude towards others.
  • [31:00] John explains the wide spectrum of people that he loves to acknowledge and how he does it, from friends, family and people he works with, to the unexpected garbage men, waiters, pilots and more!  
  • [38:18] Find out why it’s so important to receive gratitude graciously!
  • [43:59] How do you write a thank you card to someone that you hurt?
  • [47:46] Why gratitude is a choice.
  • [51:49] The peace that comes with sharing your love and gratitude.

''If you can tell them you love them, you should.'' - John Israel

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#80: Front Row Canada, Find Your Physical Limits, and Purpose + Profits with Angie Macdougall
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#80: Front Row Canada, Find Your Physical Limits, and Purpose + Profits with Angie Macdougall

''There’s something that you can only learn about yourself when you’re out there by yourself.'' - Angie Macdougall

It’s easy to sit back and watch from afar. But the experience is different when you choose to live life in the front row. How are you participating in your own life? Who are you surrounding yourself with? How do they push you beyond what you thought was possible?

On today’s episode of the Front Row Factor, I interview my longtime friend and one of the best examples of someone who is living life in the front row, Angie Macdougall.

Since 1994, Angie started selling CUTCO® while she was a student at the University of Calgary. After graduation, Angie moved to Victoria, B.C. to open up a District Office. As Vector Marketing Canada grew, Angie was promoted to Division Manager and relocated to Calgary, Alberta. Angie achieved distinction in that role and was promoted to Western Canada Area as Manager in 2014. In 2016, Angie was named National Sales Manager of Canada.

Angie is a remarkable human that I look up to and admire. We’ve worked together, we’ve traveled together and she is a powerful moment maker! Angie is also an Ironman triathlete, President of Front Row Canada, has been happily married for 15 years, is a Mother to 2 amazing kids and resides in beautiful BC, Canada.

During today’s conversation, Angie shares her story, including how training for endurance sports has challenged her to push herself well beyond what she ever imagined was possible. We also talk about the spillover effects this has had on her career and how it’s impacted the lives of people around her.

This interview has so much great information. Angie will inspire you to push beyond your own limits, overcome your biggest fears, and choose how you show up for yourself and for others!

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat…

  • [11:40] Angie takes us back and gives us a peek into her childhood and what it was like growing up in a small town.
  • [12:50] Find out how endurance sports changed what she thought was possible AND what it taught her about overcoming fear, testing her limits and strengthening her mindset.
  • [19:30] When things get hard, that’s ok!
  • [21:45] Jon shares a fun story that demonstrates the anticipation principle and the power of hope.
  • [25:47] Angie shares some recipient stories about uniting as a team and pushing the limits for someone else.
  • [31:55] Why Angie chooses to support the Front Row Foundation and what makes it such an incredible charity to be a part of.
  • [36:56] The correlation between business success and giving back.
  • [42:36] Angie shares examples of how you can choose to make any moment a better experience.
  • [48:04] Angie provides a powerful explanation as to what it means to live life in the front row.
  • [54:02] Learning to capture and share the simple moments.
  • [58:24] The importance of authentically showing up as yourself.

''Having a front row moment is feeling fear and doing it anyway.'' - Angie Macdougall

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#79: Front Row Factor: Transform Your Life with the Art of Moment Making
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2017-09-21 13:59:29 UTC 01:10:44
#79: Front Row Factor: Transform Your Life with the Art of Moment Making

''Tomorrow is guaranteed to nobody'' - Jon Vroman

When you get to the end of your life, will you look back and ask:

Did I live life to the fullest?

Did my life matter?

Did I use my gifts and talents to make a difference?

If you answered “YES” to any of these questions, then you definitely won’t want to miss this interview!

In today’s episode of the Front Row Factor podcast, we’re doing something a little different. A few weeks ago I was interviewed by my good friend Jon Berghoff on Hal Elrod’s Achieve Your Goals podcast about the launch of my new book. There was a ton of positive feedback and JB pulled so much valuable information out of this conversation, that I wanted to release it to the Front Row Factor community.

For those who don’t already know, my new book Front Row Factor: Transform Your Life with the Art of Moment Making has been in the making for many years and it’s finally about to launch. The book is a collection of inspiring stories, compelling science, and life strategies that will challenge you to explore your values, establish priorities and reconnect to a higher purpose and deeper meaning within your life.

In our conversation, you’ll hear all about the collaborative process that went into publishing the book AND why I’m terrified to finally release it to the world!

We talk about the power of proximity, what the past and future can teach us about living in the present, how your physical environment impacts your success, and some incredibly powerful stories from Front Row Foundation recipients who have had to fight for their life.

You’ll also hear what it means to create a Front Row moment and how to make more of them so you can transform your own life!

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat…

  • [07:20] The collaborative creation of The Front Row Factor: Transform Your Life with the Art of Moment Making
  • [10:00] Living in the present and appreciating life’s precious moments.
  • [12:50] How to recognize a Front Row moment and create more of them in your own life.
  • [17:00] Jon shares the transformational moments leading up to the creation of the Front Row Foundation.
  • [19:00] Learn why proximity equals power!
  • [26:00] How to use hope to bring power to the present moment.
  • [28:30] My realization that people can pull strength from past experiences.
  • [33:50] The 3 areas of focus that you should pay attention to if you want to become a moment maker.
  • [41:00] What does your physical environment have to do with achieving greatness?
  • [49:15] A recipient story that demonstrates the power of the mind.

''Your mindset determines how to make the most of every moment that you’re given'' - Jon Vroman

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#78: The Millionaire Mindset, 6-Figure Flipping & Wealth Beyond Dollars with Matt Aitchison
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2017-09-21 13:59:29 UTC 01:07:15
#78: The Millionaire Mindset, 6-Figure Flipping & Wealth Beyond Dollars with Matt Aitchison

''How do I become wealthy and healthy in all areas of my life?'' - Matt Aitchison

Do you ever feel like you’re living unintentionally? Are your actions in line with your values? Maybe you’re wealthy in one area of life, but completely bankrupt in another?

These are the big questions that today’s guest, Matt Aitchison was faced with before he found purpose, redefined wealth, and created a life beyond what he ever thought was possible.

Today, Matt is a millennial entrepreneur, 7-figure real estate investor, and wealth building mentor who has had great success following his turbulent start. After being expelled his senior year of high school, to later facing felony charges in college - when all hope seemed to be lost - Matt decided that his past would not equal his future. 

He committed to personal development and leading an intentional life, and since graduating from UC Santa Barbara has gone on to found and participate in multiple companies within the real estate, construction, and education spaces. 

Matt has been ranked in the Wall Street Journal Top 1000 for real estate teams nationwide, personally flipped over 100+ houses in 5 years, hosts a top ranked motivational podcast called Millionaire Mindcast, and now passionately mentors others on increasing their income, impact, and influence through both one-on-one coaching and his real estate flipping course, 6 Figure Flipper.

During this energetic convo, you'll get to hear my good buddy "Matty A." share his journey and the defining moments leading up to his success. We talk about all kinds of cool topics, including building a legacy, redefining what it means to be wealthy, why finding your purpose is an evolutionary process, the mindset tool that allowed him to level up, and A LOT more! 

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat…

  • [08:15] Find out how Matt is helping other people, just like you, build wealth through real estate investing!
  • [12:42] What legacy means to Matt and why it’s not just about the tangible assets he leaves behind.
  • [13:43] The defining moment that led to his success AND how it’s completely prepared him to face anything that life throws his way.
  • [23:40] Wealth beyond dollars and finding true happiness by redefining what it means to be rich!
  • [28:31] Why is money important to you and how much is really enough? 
  • [34:26] The importance of determining your intentions before you go after any goal.
  • [39:00] Unpacking the disciplines, habits, and principles from the world’s most successful Millionaires.
  • [42:53] The life-long pursuit of finding your purpose.
  • [48:31] Discover the millionaire mindset tool that has allowed Matt and other busy entrepreneurs to level up in life!
  • [54:56] Giving yourself permission to unplug, disconnect… and maybe even binge watch a little Netflix.

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#77: Essentialism with New York Times Bestseller Greg McKeown
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2017-09-21 13:59:29 UTC 50:29
#77: Essentialism with New York Times Bestseller Greg McKeown

''However much time you think you have left, you have less.'' - Greg McKeown

What’s important to you right now? How are you being intentional with your time and who are you giving it to?

In today’s episode, Greg McKeown is here to empower you to reclaim control of your choices and decide where you spend life’s precious time and energy.  

Originally from London, England, Greg McKeown is the author of the New York Times bestseller, Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less and the founder of McKeown, Inc., a company with a mission to teach Essentialism to millions of people around the world. His clients include Adobe, Apple, Airbnb, Cisco, Google, Facebook, Pixar, SalesForce, Symantec, Twitter, VMware and Yahoo!.

Greg is an accomplished public speaker and has spoken to hundreds of audiences in countries around the world, including Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, China, England, Holland, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Norway, Singapore, South Africa and the United States.

In 2012 he was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. Greg now lives in Silicon Valley with his wife and their four children.

I can personally say that Greg’s book had a profound impact on the way I see life, which we’ll get into during today’s conversation.

You’ll also learn how eliminating everything that is not essential, can allow you to make the highest possible contribution towards the things that really matter the most.

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat…

  • [5:17] Why Greg removed the shackles of traditional schooling and is educating his kids through adventure!
  • [09:30] Greg explains what Essentialism is.
  • [10:15] Greg shares 2 incredibly profound insights that Essentialism has taught him.
  • [18:00] Find out how Greg’s book changed Steve Harvey’s life and how it can change yours too!
  • [22:20] What is important to you right now?
  • [26:30] Learn how to talk to your kids about Essentialism.  
  • [28:30] How Essentialism can help reshape the educational system.
  • [36:52] Greg shares a Front Row moment where he showed up BIG for his best friend!
  • [40:30] Why getting back on track is so much more important than falling off.

''The things that matter are not what I thought mattered at the time.” - Greg McKeown

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#76: The Art of Affirmations with Brianna Greenspan
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2017-09-21 13:59:29 UTC 55:16
#76: The Art of Affirmations with Brianna Greenspan

''Whatever it is that you want to do in life, don’t be afraid to do it. Don’t be afraid to fly. - Brianna Greenspan

Has anyone ever told you that you can’t do something? Did you choose to listen or did you decide to prove them wrong?

In today’s conversation, Brianna Greenspan shares how she was able to turn her most difficult adversities into her strongest superpower!

Brianna has been using the power of positive affirmations for the past 10 years to overcome the physical challenges that being born with a chronic invisible illness brings about. When Brianna decided that the labels and limitations of her medical team did not align with what she believed to be possible for her life, everything began to change. From back and neck braces, surgeries, and too many doctors' visits to count to competing in her first 10k and hiking Half Dome at Yosemite National Park, Brianna is living proof that the power of positive affirmations coupled with extraordinary faith and immense effort really can overcome the biggest obstacles.

Brianna is a Chronic illness advocate, mentor for teens and young adults with chronic illnesses, marketing consultant at FamilyTreeDna.com, author, Front Row Foundation ambassador and has been a great personal friend for years. Brianna is passionate about nature, sustainability, wellness, her advocacy work, and inspiring others to achieve their goals.

Brianna is hands down one of the most positive people I know and you’ll see why in today’s interview! Brianna discusses her incredible journey and explains how she’s been able to turn her limitations into strengths. You’ll find out why building bridges and making connections is so important to her and how helping others in their achievements can also lead to your own success. We also talk about the recipient story that changed her life, the power of environment, moment making, what a dream box is, her book “The Miracle Morning Art of Affirmations” and a whole lot more!

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [02:40] Brianna talks about her gratifying trip to Australia AND how helping others can help you achieve a better life!
  • [08:21] Find out about the challenges Brianna faces every day living with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and the lessons it has taught her about taking consistent action.
  • [13:03] Find out what Brianna’s superpower is!
  • [15:11] Find out what the Front Row Foundation means to Brianna and the recipient story that changed her life.
  • [21:30] Brianna talks about her book, The Miracle Morning Art of Affirmations: A Positive Coloring Book for Adults and Kids.
  • [31:10] The power of shaping your environment intentionally.
  • [36:10] The importance of building community, making connections and empowering your kids to follow their dreams.
  • [37:23] Find out how Brianna’s Dad became the “Father of genetic genealogy” and what his story can teach you about following your dreams.
  • [42:36] Hear about Brianna’s exciting quest this year!
  • [44:60] Two of Brianna’s favorite Front Row Moments.

''I hope I’ll be remembered as the girl that did it anyway, despite all the naysayers.'' - Brianna Greenspan

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#75: Breaking World Records, Rowing The Ocean & Clearing Bombs with Charitable Adventurer Charlie Martell
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2017-09-21 13:59:29 UTC 54:43
#75: Breaking World Records, Rowing The Ocean & Clearing Bombs with Charitable Adventurer Charlie Martell

''Somebody at some point has to get across that ocean from land to land. Why not me?'' - Charlie Martell

When life takes a turn for the worst, how do you react? More importantly, how do you prepare?

Today, Charlie Martell joins us from Baghdad, Iraq to talk about his 2012 attempt to row the North Pacific Ocean and how he survived an unexpected typhoon that capsized his boat during his journey.

A double Guinness World Record holder, Royal Engineer Charlie Martell is no stranger to adventure. Active service in Iraq, Bosnia and Northern Ireland led to a post-Army career in the humanitarian sector, where he specialized in post-conflict resolution. Working in mine-affected countries such as Cambodia, Angola and the Republic of Georgia opened his eyes to what specialists like him could do for communities living amongst mines, bombs and other debris of war.

Charlie’s previous expeditions include a 300-mile ski-trek to the Magnetic North Pole and a four-man row across the North Atlantic Ocean. Together these expeditions raised more than £250,000 for charity.

In this episode, Charlie shares his inspiring story and talks about the importance of planning for the unexpected. You’ll find out how he manages his mindset during adversity, the importance of visualizing your goals, the Kelly Clarkson song that helped him survive a Typhoon, and why he’s willing to put his life at risk again in a 2nd attempt to cross the North Pacific.

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [06:47] Charlie shares some of the incredible records he’s set and his dream to become the 1st person ever to row solo across the North Pacific Ocean.
  • [09:30] Find out where Charlie’s driving force for winning came from!
  • [11:15] Hear about the life-threatening typhoon that capsized his boat during his 1st attempt traversing the Pacific Ocean.
  • [18:20] Lessons on how to manage your mindset and emotions in the midst of adversity.
  • [23:40] Facing fear and the role that faith plays in Charlie’s life.
  • [26:15] The charitable element of Charlie’s adventures and efforts.
  • [28:20] Charlie’s unexpected yet spectacular “recovery” by a Russian ship.
  • [33:00] Why it’s critical to plan for the unexpected.
  • [35:40] The impact visualization has on achieving your goals.
  • [48:37] Find out why a lifelong adventure with countless world records wants to be remembered for his sense of humanity

''No act of human kindness is ever wasted.'' - Charlie Martell

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#74: Café Gratitude with Owner Ryland Engelhart
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2017-09-21 13:59:29 UTC 01:02:19
#74: Café Gratitude with Owner Ryland Engelhart

''There is no waste in nature. We invented the idea of waste.'' - Ryland Engelhart

Do you feel hopeless about climate change and the damage we are doing to the planet?

In today’s conversation, Ryland Engelhart shares a proactive approach for how we can shift our behavior to reduce, restore, regenerate and rebuild a healthy ecosystem on the planet.

Ryland is a Co-Owner and Mission Fulfillment Officer of Café Gratitude, and the Co-Founder of Kiss The Ground, a non-profit that inspires and educates the public about the connection between soil, human and planetary health. 

He is is an activist, inspirational speaker and life coach, dedicated to culture, love, building community and demonstrating sustainability in business.  

Ryland is also the co-creator of an award-winning, transformational documentary film, called “May I Be Frank.”  

We chat about all sorts of fun stuff in today’s episode, including why soil is the key to saving the world, the importance of algae in the ocean, and how “Sacred Commerce” can make a difference to your working environment. We also talk about Café Gratitude, Kiss The Ground, investing in your team, and being grateful for what you get. This conversation is high level thinking with practical steps we can all take right now to care for each other and for our planet.

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [09:10] Find out how Ryland uses the presence of love to make a difference and contribute to the world!
  • [12:15] The simple act of being present.
  • [17:55] Ryland shares his mission to feed the world and cool the planet through Regenerative Agriculture. Find out how you can make an impact!
  • [26:08] What’s the difference between conventional, organic, and biodynamic agriculture and why is soil like the gut health of the planet?
  • [30:57] What are the true consequences if we don’t take action and what does algae have to do with the oxygen we breath?
  • [36:48] What is the mission and vision for Kiss The Ground?
  • [39:38] Awaken the community of love in your working environment with Sacred Commerce.
  • [45:00] Honoring the people in our lives that have passed.
  • [46:16] Investing in your team and the 10 tools for building a grateful community.

''We are the source of love that we’re looking for'' - Ryland Engelhart

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#73: Getting Paid to Speak and Why You Decide with Grant Baldwin
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#73: Getting Paid to Speak and Why You Decide with Grant Baldwin

''You get to decide how you go through life.'' - Grant Baldwin

How do you show up in your life? Do you let your past dictate how you live today? There’s no doubt that some of us are dealt worse hands than others, but how you live and experience every day of your journey is completely up to you.

YOU get to decide if life is great. YOU get to say whether or not today is going to be a good one. YOU get to choose how to wake up and make a difference. Are you ready to take control? Are you ready to live life in the Front Row?

In today’s conversation, Grant Baldwin is here to inspire you to live life on your terms and decide for yourself how you go through life. He also teaches you what it takes to get into a career as a professional speaker.

Grant is the creator of the Booked And Paid To Speak training program, a nationally known keynote speaker and author. His podcast and training site “The Speaker Lab” provides weekly training to speakers at all levels of their business.

As a speaker, Grant has given hundreds of presentations and has spoken to over 400,000 people in 45 different states through leadership conferences, conventions, and other events. His book and curriculum for students, “Reality Check”, is taught in 400 schools around the country.

In today’s episode, you’ll learn about how Grant went from a youth pastor to starting his career as a professional speaker. Grant shares his top tips for achieving success in the speaking industry and lays out the steps you can take for landing your first paid gig!

You’ll also hear about what it takes to build a successful marriage and family, the importance of relationships, the role that environment plays in your success, and why who you are is much more important than what you do.

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [03:55] Find out the key to a happy marriage!
  • [07:45] Grant shares stories from his early life as a youth pastor and his humble beginnings starting a career as a professional speaker.
  • [14:26] The dreams that make Grant come alive and how he’s helping new speakers land their first paid gig.
  • [17:05] Discover S.P.E.A.K - your road map to a successful speaking career.  
  • [22:25] Why YOU are the decision maker when it comes to how you experience life.
  • [25:50] How Grant passes on important lessons to his kids.
  • [27:10] The importance of relationships and shaping your environment.
  • [33:22] Grant shares an important mantra that he lives by every day.  

''Who you are is more important than what you do.'' - Grant Baldwin

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#72: Ultimate Health with Megan Lyons
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2017-09-21 13:59:29 UTC 41:22
#72: Ultimate Health with Megan Lyons

''Health is a continuous journey of improvement'' - Megan Lyons

Have you ever struggled to maintain a healthy lifestyle, while trying to balance work, family, and everyday life? Have you let your health take a back seat to other priorities? Maybe you recognize the importance of living a healthy life, but you lack the support or you’re confused by all the conflicting information.

Well, there’s an easier way! In today’s conversation, I’m talking with health and wellness coach, Megan Lyons, who is going to inspire you to reach your health goals and feel better about your body.

Megan has shared her game-changing approach to wellness with thousands of people through personalized health coaching, health and wellness blogging, and motivational and educational speaking. As founder and owner of The Lyons’ Share Wellness she’s deeply passionate about inspiring others to feel their healthiest and happiest.

 Megan is the author of “Start Here: 7 Easy, Diet-Free Steps to Achieve Your Ultimate Health and Happiness,” a Top 10 Amazon Bestseller in Nutrition, which cuts through the mass media's conflicting and confusing promises, and instead spells out the most important nutrition information.

Megan holds degrees and certifications from Harvard University, Northwestern University, and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, and is a candidate for a Masters in Holistic Nutrition. She also  lectures widely at hospitals, corporations, and organizations.  

During today’s show, Megan recounts stories of the lives she’s been able to impact, as well as the Front Row moments from her own journey to achieving better health. We also talk about why water is so important, when to hire a health coach, the importance of celebrating successes and her realistic approach to achieving a happier and healthier life.

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat…

  • [04:20] Focusing on the positive and appreciating family.
  • [05:40] Find out how Megan helps people achieve their ultimate health and happiness.
  • [07:00] Megan shares 2 inspiring stories of people she’s helped make life-changing transformations.  
  • [10:00] Megan shares her realistic approach to health.  
  • [11:15] Why water is so important to your health AND how to create better water sources in your own home.
  • [19:27] Why your approach to health needs to change as your body does.
  • [22:54] When should you hire a health coach and how it will help you get to the next level.
  • [24:56] The importance of celebrating successes.
  • [30:35] Find out what part contribution plays in Megan’s life
  • [33:25] Why do we as humans feel the need to knock others down in order to lift ourselves up?

''I truly thrive on seeing other people excel.'' - Megan Lyons

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#71: Saving the World Through Upcycling with Matt Duncan
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#71: Saving the World Through Upcycling with Matt Duncan

''It’s about changing the way the entire family looks at the materials and the resources.'' - Matt Duncan

Do you ever feel like your ability to impact the sustainability of our planet is insignificant? What if there was a way to collectively decrease our ecological footprint while also educating kids for generations to come?

During today’s show, Matt Duncan shares his inspiring vision for how we can begin to think differently about the environment and the resources we use on a daily basis.

Matt Duncan, MAEd is an outdoor experiential educator, author, and entrepreneur whose focus is on teaching families the importance of protecting and preserving our environment. Along with his partner Brianna Greenspan, he co-founded Earth-Centric Innovations, a company which creates educational opportunities around green technologies that help to protect the planet.

Matt is also the co-author of The Upcycled Toys Club, which is an upcycling activity book intended to spark your child’s creativity by allowing parents and children to work together to create new toys, utilizing resources that are free, easily obtained, and readily available in your home.

Matt’s passion for the environment was sparked at a young age as a Boy Scout, and ever since he has always been fascinated by the wonders of nature, and is constantly on the lookout for new and innovative ways to instill the love of nature to his students. Matt’s other passions include camping, rock climbing, and any other activities that bring him closer to the Earth!

Matt was raised in Southern California, and now frequently travels to wherever adventure and nature’s beauty lie!

In this episode, Matt shares his vision for the way people look at trash. We also talk about instilling green values as a family, The Upcycled Toys Club, the value of making things better, and how we can shift our mindsets about the resources we consume.

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat…

  • [05:33] Matt takes a moment to recognize his Dad and how forward thinking of a man he was.
  • [07:11] Matt shares his 2017 vision to change the way people look at trash
  • [11:33] The path to instilling green values as a family.
  • [12:37] What is The Upcycled Toys Club and how is it protecting the earth?
  • [16:18] Find out what happens when a child is involved in the process of creating their own toys.
  • [22:10] Matt shares some of his favorite upcycling stories from around the world! [HINT: You’ll discover a cool trick to amplify your iPhone speaker!]
  • [26:30] The value of taking something in the world and making it better.
  • [34:39] Changing the way we live our lives and thinking differently about how the resources we use are impacting the world.

''30 years from now I’d like every child to know how precious the resources that we have are.'' - Matt Duncan

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#70: Visioning Strategies, Costa Rica Dreaming & Self-Publishing Success with Author Justin Ledford
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#70: Visioning Strategies, Costa Rica Dreaming & Self-Publishing Success with Author Justin Ledford

''Opportunities are everywhere, we just have to have the mind to seize them.''  - Justin Ledford

What is your vision for making your dreams come true? Do you believe you’re worthy of pursuing a front row seat to life?

During today’s show, Justin Ledford shares his powerful step-by-step approach to creating a compelling vision and being intentional about stepping up and accomplishing your biggest goals!  

Justin is an all around fun guy who loves living for the moment while planning for the future. He truly lives life to fullest and works smart so he can play hard.

His book Visions To The Top is a bestseller and teaches people how to use visualization as a daily habit to catapult themselves towards their best life ever.

He also has an online course called Self Publishing Pro which teaches people how to go from no idea to bestseller in 90 days.

In this episode, Justin shares actionable tips for visualizing your future and guides you through his powerful approach. We talk about The Daily V.I.S.I.O.N.S. Method, rewiring your subconscious mind, bringing past power into the NOW, seizing opportunity, and how all of this plays into reaching your dreams.

“You can have whatever you want in life as long as you know what you want, you have a plan for it, you intend it, and then you go out and get it.” - Justin Ledford

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat…

  • [07:15] Jon and Justin talk about the “Brag Session” and Justin shares his!
  • [08:56] Find out about Justin’s Costa Rica dream and how he actually made it happen.
  • [13:30] Find out what The Daily V.I.S.I.O.N.S. Method is and how it can help YOUR dreams come to life!
  • [16:10] Justin talks about energy and what it means to be a spiritual being.
  • [17:40] How to trigger your mind to BELIEVE using Justin’s 5 Steps to Visualization.
  • [29:00] Why visualization works, the importance of programming your subconscious mind and The Story of the Ant & the Elephant.
  • [36:60]  Justin recounts when he cut his hand off and why this became his Front Row moment.
  • [42:40] How to seize opportunity each and every day!
  • [47:18] How Justin wants to be remembered and the legacy he wants to leave.

''Our brain will believe what we program it to believe.'' - Justin Ledford

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#69: Relationships Built Through Adventure, eCommerce & Journaling with Brad Weimert
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#69: Relationships Built Through Adventure, eCommerce & Journaling with Brad Weimert

''Appreciate the little steps and know that the little steps are the victory'' - Brad Weimert

Do you know what really makes you happy? What are your core values? How did your past choices impact your life? Is it possible to wake up each day loving what you do with the people that you love?

In this episode, we have adventurer and entrepreneur Brad Weimert here to talk about being deliberate with your path, making value-based decisions, and finding fulfillment in what you do.

A mountain climber, adventurer and entrepreneur at heart, Brad Weimert developed his entrepreneurial and marketing spirit from rich life experiences.

At the age of 20, Brad began breaking national sales records as the #1 sales representative in a company of more than 30,000 and continued to do so year after year.  In 2007, Brad crossed the country by bicycle, giving speeches to at-risk youth.

With a sound basis in sales and entrepreneurship, Brad founded Easy Pay Direct; a payment gateway that has since been touted as the most critical tool on the market to facilitate high-level eCommerce and currently serves more than 60,000 merchants.

In today’s conversation, Brad shares valuable insights on building relationships through unique experiences, how structure facilitates flexibility, and the complexity of people. We talk about his adventures, the path to Easy Pay Direct, and the power of witnessing people. You’ll also learn tips on journaling from Brad himself!  

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [03:25] How to develop an American Ninja Warrior mindset so you can push through life’s biggest obstacles!
  • [08:07] Pulling adventure into business and how this helps build relationships.
  • [10:00] Discover the path to deeper relationships through difficult conversations.
  • [17:25] How Brad built Easy Pay Direct by listening to his customers and making value based decisions.
  • [24:50] How to find alignment and create structure so you can wake up and love what you do every day.  
  • [25:50] The journaling technique for creating magic moments and patterns of what’s most valuable.  
  • [31:16] The power of being witnessed!
  • [34:12] Find out how Brad’s Front Row moment with middle school kids in Phoenix crushed his preconceived ideas about how people behave.  
  • [43:00] “What do you do?” vs. “How do you spend your time?”

''When you fall on your face the first time, that’s one of the most difficult times to keep going.'' - Brad Weimert

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#68: Beyond Freedom and Perform Beyond Your Perceived Limits with Former Navy Seal Eric Davis
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#68: Beyond Freedom and Perform Beyond Your Perceived Limits with Former Navy Seal Eric Davis

''Freedom is the weakest goal you can have. That’s a goal for prisoners.'' - Eric Davis

Who do you ultimately want to become in this life? Are you making the most of every moment? Are you willing to do anything in order to pursue your biggest goals?

Today I’m talking with former Navy SEAL Eric Davis, who believes your freedom is the weakest goal you can have. As he puts it, “It’s the little patch of dirt that stands between you and the REAL goal. What would life look like if you were already free… because you are!”

Eric Davis is a former U.S. Navy SEAL who has been recognized as one of the premier sniper instructors in the U.S. military and has served as a Master Training Specialist at the SEAL sniper school in Coronado, CA.

Eric has spent years developing, writing and executing curriculum for the SEAL Teams. He trained Marcus Luttrell of Lone survivor and Chris Kyle of American Sniper.

Since departing from the SEAL teams, Eric has worked in corporate performance, sales and leadership training, bringing an unprecedented amount of innovation, efficiency and structure to the domain of business and personal performance.

Eric is also the author of "Raising Men: Lessons Navy SEALs learned from their training and taught to their sons".

In today’s session, Eric shares his background and the lessons he learned as a Navy SEAL, including how to never give up on your dreams. We also talk about the Sniper Stock Formula, the power of environment, the secret to better performance, and the importance of making every moment count, so you can take control of your life and impact the world around you.

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [07:45] Why freedom may be the weakest goal you can have.
  • [10:26] How to never give up on your dreams so you can live the life you want your kids to live.
  • [17:52] The secret formula to performing beyond your perceived limit and how he used it to drop the failure rate at sniper training school!
  • [21:11] Discover the Sniper Stock Formula to becoming an expert at becoming an expert.
  • [31:56] The importance of making every moment count.
  • [35:17] Why brotherhood is so important to your success.
  • [38:03] How process leads to performance and structure determines behavior.
  • [43:45] What is the meaning of life to you? Find out what Jon and Eric both think!

''I train people to perform beyond their perceived limits.'' Eric Davis

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#67: Overcoming Defeat & Finishing Strong with Ironman Drew Frank
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#67: Overcoming Defeat & Finishing Strong with Ironman Drew Frank

''I can’t stop now. I’ve got to keep pushing, I’ve got to go faster, I’ve got to go stronger.'' - Drew Frank

How do you react when you come face to face with the most challenging moments of your life? Do you have the mental fortitude to push forward or do you crumble at the first sight of adversity?

Today I’m talking with my long-time friend Drew Frank, who is here to share his process for overcoming defeat and conquering life’s biggest challenges!

Drew started selling CUTCO in the summer of 2003 just after he graduated high school. After graduating from Penn State, he was promoted to run an office in Denver, Colorado. Since then, Drew and his office have won seven national championships and have sold over $48 million worth of Cutco knives. He and his team hold the national record for most CUTCO sold in one year and he has won 16 silver cups, which is the Cutco equivalent to winning the Super Bowl!

Despite Drew’s EPIC success as a sales professional, he’s also had to cope with life’s many adversities, including a personal failure when competing during an Ironman Triathlon. In our chat, Drew shares the biggest lessons he learned from this failure and the mindset shift he made in order to crush his second attempt!

Our convo is a nice reminder that every problem and every challenge, no matter how difficult, can always be put in perspective. Consider that your worst day, may be everyday for somebody else. Gratitude then, offers up an opportunity to look at life from a different angle so that you can conquer any challenge that life throws your way.

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [07:54] Drew shares his secret to lasting relationships.
  • [12:37] How his decision to compete in the Ironman Triathlon resulted in positive gains for his business!
  • [17:05] How to remove the fluff and prioritize what matters the most.
  • [23:24] The biggest lessons learned from a failed Ironman and the shifts he made to crush his second attempt!
  • [33:01] The power of gratitude.
  • [36:21] Drew’s process for dealing with failure and overcoming the most challenging times in life.
  • [42:51] Find out what role contribution and service play in Drew’s life and why he’s such a big supporter of the Front Row Foundation.
  • [51:49] How his team raised nearly $100,000 for the Front Row Foundation.
  • [57:00] Why every single thing you do in life gets you either closer or further away from your goals.
  • [58:36] What can you do to make 2017 the best year of your life?

''Surround yourself with positive people who support you, believe you and push you'' - Drew Frank

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#66: Mental Resiliency, Loving Lag Time & Front Row Poetry with Author Jenna Bayne
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#66: Mental Resiliency, Loving Lag Time & Front Row Poetry with Author Jenna Bayne

''The universe will only give you the opportunity if you’re ready for it.'' - Jenna Bayne

What if you had the courage to be yourself? What would life be like if you focused on your value, rather than your flaws? What if you could appreciate what you have before you you strive to get more?

On this episode, I’m talking with one-of-a-kind author, Life Strategist and Master of Hugs, Jenna Bayne, about how to celebrate the magic moments, live in the present and seize life’s biggest opportunities!

Jenna is the size of a mouse but has the heart of a lion. She is a genuine and loving friend to those who come into her world and her passion for maximizing human potential is the basis for everything that she does.

Jenna is the author and creator of Bayne Books which is a books series that combines an educational component of personal growth and development with the entertaining component of poetry. She is known for being the "Next Dr. Seuss" and expects to live up to this label in the near future.

Her most recent work - I am Part of Nature - is an affirmation book intended to appreciate the magnificence of the body and how to show up for it the way it shows up for you.

In today’s inspiring conversation, Jenna relives the obstacles she had to overcome with her own body image and how she is now helping others do the same. We talk about overcoming criticism, building mental resilience, how your brain learns, and why it’s essential to love the lag time between the not yet and the no longer.

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [04:49] How to celebrate the magic moments, live in the present and seize life’s biggest opportunities!
  • [10:05] The 3 life-guiding principles to maximizing your full potential.
  • [13:34] How your brain learns and why this is so important to your personal growth and development.  
  • [14:37] Loving the lag time between the not yet and the no longer.
  • [16:46] The single most important question you can ask to move past criticism and overcome any obstacle.
  • [19:00] Jenna shares some inspiring stories and explains what it’s like being a life strategist for teens.
  • [29:39] A powerful strategy for building mental resilience.
  • [35:47] Jenna relives her Front Row moment with Hal Elrod.
  • [46:12] What is it that makes you feel cared for?
  • [48:45] Jenna shares a poem that will help you conquer your biggest fears!

''When we teach each other, we lift each other up.'' - Jenna Bayne

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#65: Saying Yes & Getting a Jump Start on Your Best Year Ever with Josh Painter
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#65: Saying Yes & Getting a Jump Start on Your Best Year Ever with Josh Painter

''No matter what happens, I’ll survive. No matter what happens, I’ll find a way.'' - Josh Painter

When was the last time you said no to something you felt was undeserving of your time? Have you ever thought of what might happen if you said YES more often?

On this episode, I’m talking with Josh Painter, a Front Row Foundation donor whose experience saying yes completely changed the trajectory of his entire life!  

Josh Painter is a top selling real estate broker who thrives by building lifetime relationships with his clients. Since launching Pacific Lifestyles Realty to serve Temecula, California and its surrounding region in 2010, Josh has built a powerhouse roster of 40 agents and personally sold over 500 homes. Of course, his success didn’t happen overnight. You can check out his full story here.

Creating a wildly successful business isn’t the only thing that matters to Josh. In fact, he believes his company is simply the vehicle to making a bigger difference in the world. As one example, he and his team have generously donated over $16,000 to the Front Row Foundation which allowed Front Row recipient, Jayden Avilla, a chance to experience an unforgettable Front Row moment.

During today’s interview, you’ll see what else makes Josh such an incredible human being, including the Impact Club, an organization that is creating massive change with small donations. You’ll also see Josh’s approach to setting short term goals, overcoming rock bottom moments, the power of saying “Yes”, and living life fully and authentically.

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [12:49] Find out about Josh’s outrageous goal to meet Eddie Vedder and how he actually fulfilled it.
  • [19:39] How the Impact Club is leveraging small donations to make a big difference.
  • [27:33] Discover why there’s no glory in mediocrity.
  • [28:48] Overcoming epic failures and rock bottom moments.
  • [32:09] How saying yes to a cup of coffee transformed Josh’s entire life.
  • [38:58] The secret to saying it like it is and being your authentic self.
  • [41:30] The importance of living in the NOW.
  • [44:48] The purpose of life and making the most of every moment.
  • [50:42] Knowing when to say “I quit” vs. having the fortitude to push on.

''If it can be done, then why not me?'' - Josh Painter

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#64: Becoming What You Think You Are with Darvece Monson
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#64: Becoming What You Think You Are with Darvece Monson

''I knew that I could make my life whatever I wanted it to be'' - Darvece Monson"

Can you think of the most difficult time in your life and how you were able to battle through that hardship? Maybe that moment has yet to come? Or maybe you or someone you know is facing that moment right now and the uphill battle seems insurmountable. 

Today I’m talking to Front Row Foundation recipient Darvece Monson, a courageous human being who has overcome more than her fair share of life challenges and is here to give you the power to do just the same!

In 2015, at just 34 years old, Darvece Monson founded "More Than Your Kidneys" at her hospital bedside table with $50 and a refurbished computer. A lifelong "Health Nut", nurse of 18 years, model, writer, performer, personal trainer, fitness instructor, nutritional counselor, and now newly diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease, among other health complications. In her continued pursuit to find a transplant candidate, Darvece was driven by the lack of services available to her and was thus compelled to make a difference.

This interview takes us through the ups and downs of the last 19 months when her life took a turn that was completely unexpected.  We talk about how today, she’s not only fighting for her life, but also helping others do the same. You'll find out how she finally became the person she always thought she was AND how she finds joy, even during the darkest times of her life. As a bonus, I also ask her to freestyle a little spoken word, as the front row team tipped me off that if you hand her the mic, you should prepare to be blown away.  They were right!

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [04:02] How her battle with Chronic Kidney Disease completely disrupted the world she knew and how she became a Front Row recipient.
  • [12:25] How her search for helpful resources led to her life’s mission and the non-profit organization, More Than Your Kidneys.  
  • [14:51] Darvece shares her Front Row moment and the famous comedian that she was destined to meet!
  • [25:07] How she overcame an incredibly difficult childhood and became the courageous, bold, passionate woman that she is today.
  • [27:52] Darvece throws down an EPIC freestyle spoken word performance during our call that will blow you away!
  • [33:31] How to find the joy in everything, even when life gets tough!  
  • [43:03] What her Front Row experience taught her about dreaming BIG.
  • [51:25] Find out the process for donating a kidney and helping someone in need.
  • [01:06:21] Some powerful parting advice for anyone who is diagnosed with a life altering disease!

''Now is the time to become the person you already think you are.'' - Darvece Monson

Interested in supporting Darvece?

To find out more about getting tested and becoming her kidney donor contact:

Name: Kanisha, Donor Coordinator Phone: 773-702-4500 Other info: explain you would like to get tested to be a donor for Darvece Monson, DOB 08/31/80

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#63: Success Through Failure with Wrestling Champ Jim Harshaw
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#63: Success Through Failure with Wrestling Champ Jim Harshaw

''My experience as a wrestler was fail, fail, fail, before I finally succeeded.'' - Jim Harshaw

Today I’m talking with a Division 1 All-American wrestler and all around great guy, Jim Harshaw, about success through failure.  

Jim Harshaw has learned many life lessons on the wrestling mat. Having been a Division I All-American and won three Championships for the University of Virginia, trained at the Olympic Training Center and competed overseas for Team USA, he has experienced significant triumph and devastating defeat.

He relates those powerful lessons of failure, struggle and setback to empower his audiences to overcome their own challenges and achieve success despite their inevitable failures. Jim is a speaker, executive coach and host of the Success Through Failure podcast.

This interview is packed with so many gold nuggets of wisdom! In our discussion, Jim will open your eyes to the power of failure and how it can be an awesome teacher for anyone who wants to succeed in life. We also talk about overcoming self-limiting beliefs around public speaking, the productive pause method, discovering your core values, the ultimate toy room, Jake the Snake, and a lot more!  

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [07:49] Being thankful for family and coping with the moments that are out of your control.
  • [12:29] Discover the 4 part framework that allowed Jim to create an environment of excellence and overcome his greatest failures in life.
  • [23:47] What can we learn from the pain of failure and how can we leverage it to lead better lives?
  • [28:06] How he went from bombing as a self-doubting speaker to rocking the TEDx stage.    
  • [35:35] How to find clarity of action and peace of mind through Jim’s productive pause method.
  • [42:54] What are the 3 areas of your life that you want to improve the most? [HINT: Jon shares his and you won’t want to miss it!]
  • [49:56] What does Jake the Snake have to do with you hitting your biggest dreams and goals in life?

''It’s not about me, it’s about the message that I’m sharing.'' - Jim Harshaw

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#62: Hitting Deadlines, Full Surrender & A Little Grace with Stephen Scoggins
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#62: Hitting Deadlines, Full Surrender & A Little Grace with Stephen Scoggins

''You can do today what others won’t, so you can have tomorrow where others don’t.'' - Stephen Scoggins

Today I’m talking with Stephen Scoggins about how to fully surrender so you can G.R.O.W. in all areas of your life!  

While sleeping in his car, Stephen started Custom Home Exteriors, which is now a multi-million dollar business. He then went on to became a top-selling author and speaker with a huge heart for helping others. He founded the Journey Principles Institute, whose team is dedicated to the relentless pursuit of serving others by helping them grow past life’s obstacles and allowing them to fulfill their true life-giving purpose and passion.

During today’s interview, Stephen shares his incredible journey, including a battle with depression, homelessness, and being on the brink of suicide. Find out how he transformed his life and why he’s now on a path to serving others overcome their own life struggles.

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [09:54] Learn how your team can develop a “whatever it takes” mentality in order to hit ANY deadline.
  • [19:57] Become the hero of your own journey with The Ultimate Life Kit!
  • [22:55] The value of life and understanding what’s most important.  
  • [25:22] 2 messages from 2 mentors that helped him steer the ship away from disaster and into an adventure of uncharted territory.
  • [56:21] Discover the 3 breakthroughs of life.
  • [57:30] The power of grace and surrender.
  • [58:14] What is prides prison and how could this be holding you back?
  • [59:19] Learn to surrender so you can G.R.O.W. in every aspect of your life.

''I surrender myself to something stronger than myself and in that I find renewed strength.'' - Stephen Scoggins

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#61: Your Best Year Ever with Jon Berghoff
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#61: Your Best Year Ever with Jon Berghoff

What does your best year ever look like?  In 12 month from now, if things were exactly as you wish, what would be different?  How can we accelerate our individual and collective evolution? How can we manage our emotions and develop mental resilience? My guest today says, “Our questions are fateful” and we ask some HUGE questions that can shape the future in some very exciting ways.

For those who don’t already know who Jonny B is…

Jon serves as co-founder and Managing Partner of the Flourishing Leadership Institute. He previously served as the head of sales for the direct sales team at Vitamix Corporation, where revenues grew by 400% in less than 4 years, and their team expanded from 175 to 600+ members. His work on Appreciative Leadership, Emotionally Intelligent Negotiating and Influence has brought him to Australia, Japan, UK, and South America. Jon is in high demand, known for his authenticity and highly engaging style of creating powerful learning experiences for participants.

Jon also serves on the Board for the Front Row Foundation, is my partner with the Dads Retreat and Speaker Trainer Experience.  He along with our friend Hal Elrod, co-hosts the Best Year Ever Blueprint.  Over the past 3 years, I’ve watched people from all over the world make massive shifts in their lives as a result of being at this event (myself included).   I asked Jon if we could take a look behind the scenes at how he designs this event and why people are so impacted after just 3 days.

If you are going to BYEB, you’ll love this call — consider it a preview/training call!

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat…

  • [11:30] What questions did Jon ask and what guiding principles were used to create such an experiential event? *you can use as a guide for your own personal and business planning
  • [22:40] Jon shares two powerful stories which provide perfect examples for you to model
  • [26:43] How can your business do GOOD and do WELL?  (ie.  Be profitable & give to the world in huge positive ways)
  • [32:15] What does it mean to say, “the truest value comes from the unknown relationships that are yet to be formed”?
  • [34:42] An effective strategy to get the most out of the Best Year Ever Blueprint event or ANY event you attend
  • [38:01] How Jon answers my question “What are the images (ie. vision) you see for the event?”  If you’re going or have not idea what BYEB is, his answer will still melt your face off 
  • [41:48] Discover one small step you can take TODAY to start creating your best year ever

 

#60: Bourbon, Bold Moves & Radical Generosity with Andrew Smallwood
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#60: Bourbon, Bold Moves & Radical Generosity with Andrew Smallwood

''Every time you see me you’re going to see a better version of me'' - Andrew Smallwood

Today I’m talking with Andrew Smallwood about serving others and making a difference!

Andrew is the Chairman of the board of directors for Front Row Foundation and is helping grow the charity to have its biggest year in revenue to date. He is also the founding gastronaut and president of Eatership Inc. which delivers products and services to connect people with enhanced, exceptional dining experiences.

He is passionate about finding the best fine dining restaurant experiences in every city, state, country, and continent he visits as well as the best cheeseburger.

Andrew is a member and mentor at the Nashville Entrepreneur Center and invested his undergraduate years becoming the first ever Organizational Sciences major at The George Washington University.

During today’s interview, Andrew explains his role with the Front Row Foundation and how it’s helped him and the people around him, live a fully engaged life. We get a chance to talk about The Front Row philosophy, the power of feeling together, how to show up BIG for others, a challenge to make bold moves, radical generosity, and so much more!   

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [05:14] Andrew explains how he became Chairman of the board of directors for the Front Row Foundation.
  • [07:37] Find out how Andrews family shaped who he is and the traditions they share around the table!
  • [14:31] Why he chooses to invest so much of his time to the Front Row Foundation AND how it’s led to living a fully engaged life for him and the people around him.
  • [19:10] The power of feeling together!
  • [25:17] Discover how Best Year Ever Live can completely change your life.
  • [31:35] Find out how a team of Ambassadors and $11 donations are moving mountains and making a difference.   
  • [35:42] How an Uber ride and a bottle of bourbon lead to thousands of dollars towards the foundation.
  • [49:33] Andrew shares how he sees the world and how to show up bigger and better for the people in your life.
  • [51:38] A challenge to make bold moves for radical generosity.
  • [55:21] The difficulty of striking a balance between positive and challenging emotions at the exact same time.

''I would love the message of my life to be one of kindness and generosity'' - Andrew Smallwood

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#59: Ignite Your Personal Evolution with Mike Merriam
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#59: Ignite Your Personal Evolution with Mike Merriam

''As long as you’re acting in alignment with your positive core, you’re guaranteed success.'' - Mike Merriam

Today I’m talking with Mike Merriam about the values, strengths and priorities that make up your Positive Core!

Mike is a successful and dynamic business executive, author, keynote speaker, and the CEO of Evolving Enterprise, where he is committed to the mission of inspiring human systems to their highest and best form by encouraging the development of for-purpose and socially conscious individuals, businesses, and organizations.

Through his books, keynote speaking, leadership training, and whole-system Appreciative Inquiry Summits, Mike teaches people and entire systems of people in a company or community how to create the foundation and the framework to develop new configurations of strengths, talents, wisdom, experiences, and perspectives that render their weaknesses irrelevant.

He recently authored his first book, Closer Than You Think - Six Fundamental Questions to Ignite Your Personal Evolution, and is most interested in helping people and organizations discover and implement their Values, Strengths, and Priorities, which he calls, the “Positive Core”.

During today’s interview, Mike shares his story and the inspiring transformation that allowed him to leave a life of mediocrity. We get a chance to talk about his new book “Closer Than You Think”, the Positive Core concept, the A.V.I.D framework, acting in the face of fear, Appreciative Inquiry, and the fundamental questions you can ask to maximize life and unlock your true potential.

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [08:55] Find out how Mike left a mediocre life and uncovered his full potential.
  • [13:30] What makes up your “Positive Core” and how can it guarantee your success in anything you do.
  • [15:30] Mikes shares how he moved from a stressful life that he hated to living life in the Front Row.
  • [18:56] Discover the 6 fundamental questions to ignite your personal evolution.
  • [27:19] How to maximize your values, strengths and priorities so you can create a radical future.
  • [30:21] Conquer every day with the A.V.I.D framework!
  • [32:38] How to act in the face of fear and crush limiting beliefs.
  • [38:02] The importance of spending time with people that serve you the most.
  • [43:56] Mike explains why he supports The Front Row Foundation.
  • [45:54] Mike asks Jon the #1 question that will give you the biggest glimpse into someones life.

''Act in the face of fear... Feel the fear, but do it anyway.'' - Mike Merriam

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#58: The #FrontRowLife Challenge Day #50
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2017-09-21 13:59:30 UTC 56:11
#58: The #FrontRowLife Challenge Day #50

''It’s finding a moment where you have something to appreciate.'' - Nina Perez

Today I’m talking with Nina Perez about her inspiring daily commitment to live life in the Front Row!

Nina Perez, originally from Argentina, is widely recognized as one of Vancouver’s best salsa and tango dancers, instructors, and performers, and is known for her style and grace on the dance floor. As the Founder of DanceToday.TV, her focus is on providing high-quality and professional instruction in a positive and fun environment.

During today’s interview, Nina shares her story and the inspiring commitment that she and her son are making to document their favorite Front Row moments every day for an entire year. We talk about how this experience has impacted their lives and the lives of those around them.  

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [07:02] Find out how a life long passion for dance led Nina to a professional career as a dance teacher.
  • [08:26] Discover Nina’s approach to becoming a great teacher, both in her professional life AND as a parent.
  • [13:31] Why Nina and her son Gavin are documenting living life in the Front Row.
  • [20:20] The importance of recognizing the full worth of life’s most precious moments.
  • [21:48] Where did this Front Row challenge all start and how has it inspired others to join in?
  • [29:30] Nina shares her strategy for consistently capturing and posting her Front Row moments.
  • [35:48] Investing in yourself and the trip Nina took that changed her life forever.
  • [41:43] How is Nina becoming the greatest version of herself? [HINT: She’s basically the female version of Jason Bourne!
  • [43:06] What dance can teach you about leading and following in your own relationships.

''It doesn’t have to take a long time for you to just put your hands up'' - Nina Perez

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#57: The Miracle Morning for Salespeople with Ryan Snow
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2017-09-21 13:59:30 UTC 01:06:54
#57: The Miracle Morning for Salespeople with Ryan Snow

''We attract the people we become'' - Ryan Snow

Today I’m talking with Ryan Snow about The Miracle Morning for Salespeople!

Ryan Snow is a #1 Best-Selling Author, Sales Leader, Business Coach, and Teacher at heart. With over seven years in a classroom and several more as a business coach and mentor, his mission is to help people achieve extraordinary results in life and in sales through personal and professional development.

Ryan’s first book, The Miracle Morning for Salespeople with Hal Elrod and Honorée Corder, expands on Hal’s original Miracle Morning message of exponential growth by seizing the first vital hours of the morning to grow personally by connecting that personal development with professional development and habits to increase sales.

Ryan prides himself on helping salespeople, sales teams, entrepreneurs, and small business owners overcome fears and limiting beliefs and develop daily habits that will catapult their sales and business to new levels.

During today’s interview, Ryan shares his story and what to expect from his new book. We also talk about focusing on the things that matter the most, living in the present moment, mindset, relationships, environment, and so much more!

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [09:30] The Front Row moment that helped Rayn realize he was capable of achieving anything he put his mind to.
  • [15:36] Helpful tactics for staying focused on the things that matter the most.
  • [17:58] Discover Ryan’s meditation practice and how it helps him overcome daily challenges.
  • [23:49] What is the Miracle Morning and how can it kick-start anyone’s day, even your kids!
  • [28:15] The benefits of journaling and celebrating the small victories.
  • [32:31] What is the difference between the The Miracle Morning and The Miracle Morning for Salespeople?
  • [39:49] How can transition time between activities impact how we show up in the Front Row of life?
  • [43:29] The single most important steps to managing mindset, relationships and environment.
  • [47:32] How to say no to people who want one-on-one time with you?
  • [53:55] Understanding that good or bad, everything happens for a reason.

''I don’t ever want to get to the end and feel like I settled for mediocrity'' - Ryan Snow

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#56: Creating Magic Moments with Magician Jeff Kaylor
01:07:26
2017-09-21 13:59:30 UTC 01:07:26
#56: Creating Magic Moments with Magician Jeff Kaylor

''The most important thing that we have is the present moment and being with the people in front of us'' - Jeff Kaylor

Today I’m talking with Jeff Kaylor, who is here to show you how to think like a magician so you can create magic moments in your life and the lives of those around you!  

Jeff Kaylor is a magic creator, consultant, performer, speaker, and cinematographer. He has been on a tour of the world, performing and teaching magic in over 300 cities in 21 countries. Jeff is also the co-founder of the Magic Estate in Orlando, Fl which he explains during the show.

Jeff is currently touring the country speaking for companies and creative societies with his “Creating Magic Moments” speech. Jeff teaches the techniques of world renowned magicians so that his audience can create memorable moments and unforgettable relationships in their lives and businesses.

During today’s interview, Jeff describes how he got his start as a magician and how it helped him break out of his shell. We dig deep on a number of powerful topics like breaking patterns to amplify your life, creating deeper, more intentional relationships, the importance of living in the present, and believing in the people around you.

This interview is loaded with so much value and solid advice from a new friend that I truly admire. You won’t want to miss a bit of it!

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [07:00] Find out why Jeff lives with a mindreader, motivational speaker, illusionist, magician, inventor, dolphin trainer, lawyer, and a comedian.
  • [13:06] Jeff shares how he’s helping others create magic moments in their own daily experiences.
  • [15:56] Find out how breaking patterns with a rubber shrimp got Jeff booked at the #1 tourist destination in the world!
  • [21:03]How to train yourself to be creative and use the Magic Moment Mindset to improve your life AND the lives around you.
  • [26:27] The importance of living in the present moment and breaking routine.
  • [43:31] What do best friends, Worthday’s, and bacon roses all have in common?
  • [49:08] Discover how to love the people in your life, better.
  • [54:09] Believing in the people around you so they can believe in themselves.
  • [58:16] Jeff shares his thoughts on death and the major impact that his Father had on his life.

''How can I make everyone else the main event?'' - Jeff Kaylor

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#55: The Book Of Open with Jason MacKenzie
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2017-09-21 13:59:30 UTC 58:32
#55: The Book Of Open with Jason MacKenzie

''You have so much power to influence the world, you just have to believe it.'' - Jason MacKenzie

Today I’m talking with Jason MacKenzie, who is here to talk about the power of vulnerability!

Jason is a father, speaker, author and coach.  He shows people around the world how to create their best lives by finally finding the courage to share their real stories.   

Jason is sharing the important life lessons he has learned from his harrowing personal journey.  He is a survivor of his wife's battle with bipolar disorder and subsequent suicide and has overcome a decade-long battle with alcohol.  His driving purpose is to propel those who want more from their lives to increasingly higher levels of personal and professional performance through cultivating the power of vulnerability.  He teaches them it’s in the crucible of authenticity where they will develop unlimited strength, courage and wisdom.

His goal is to equip every person with the tools to be honest with themselves about who they really are and to make choices that will create more of what they want in their lives.

During today’s interview, Jason shares his incredible journey of hardships and transformational moments. We also talk about the power of vulnerability, making small contributions, teaching your kids to take ownership, his new book, and lot’s more!

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [04:46] Jason explains that he’s finally building the life he was put on this earth to build.
  • [10:35] Jason shares the story of his wife’s battle with bipolar disorder and the moments leading up to her tragic suicide.  
  • [18:11] Find out how The Hero’s Complex enabled Jason’s drinking problem and the powerful words that completely transformed his life forever.
  • [23:04] How vulnerability can help identify what to CREATE and LOVE the most in your life.
  • [32:24] How to find your passion through openness and making small contributions.
  • [36:05] When is vulnerability self serving and intrusive and how you can turn it into the key ingredient to serve others.
  • [39:57] Advice to Fathers for creating an unbreakable bond with their children.
  • [44:01] Teaching your kids to take ownership of their lives through the power of choice.
  • [45:48} Why it’s okay admit to your kids when you just don’t know.

''When you’re afraid to tell yourself the truth, you can’t be honest with anybody else.'' - Jason MacKenzie

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#54: Order of Man with Ryan Michler
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2017-09-21 13:59:30 UTC 56:19
#54: Order of Man with Ryan Michler

''I’m really comfortable now doing it my own way. In fact, I thrive on it.'' - @orderofman

Today I’m talking with Ryan Michler, who is here to talk about being a man!

Ryan Michler is the creator of Order of Man, a community that focuses on anything from self-mastery to family, from money to contribution and that's just scratching the surface.

Ryan is a husband, father, Iraqi Combat Veteran and shares what’s on his mind.

He believes that most, if not all, of the world's biggest problems could be solved if males everywhere learned how to be better husbands, fathers, friends, and leaders. He's on a mission to help all men become the men they were meant to be.

During today’s interview, Ryan shares the incredible journey of self-discovery that led him to doing things HIS way and what he’s doing now to help men around the world transform their lives.

During our chat we talk about uncovering your strengths, fatherhood, The 3 P’s to becoming a man, taking action, and so much more!

Men, this show is for you. Enjoy.

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [05:13] Find out how Ryan’s company, Order of Man got started and how it can help you become the man you were meant to be!
  • [08:34] Finding peace and caring less about what other people think.
  • [11:47] Ryan shares how he stepped up big and jumped into the front row of life by doing things his way!
  • [18:45] How to tap into your strengths and uncover what really sets you apart.
  • [21:13] Teaching your kids life lessons through family traditions.
  • [23:30] Discover the 3 P’s to becoming a man and the importance of creating a rite of passage with your kids to transition into adulthood.
  • [28:19] Ryan talks about his time serving in Iraq and the value of separation.
  • [35:54] Creating a world where your kids are completely self-reliant.
  • [37:11] How Ryan uses the power of questions to to strike a balance between compassion and toughness with his kids.
  • [49:57] The importance of taking action and taking control of your life.

''I have a moral obligation to share what I have learned, so that men don’t experience the same things that I experienced.'' - @orderofman

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Bonus Q&A with Will Little
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2017-09-21 13:59:30 UTC 13:32
Bonus Q&A with Will Little

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#53: Teach Peace with Will Little
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2017-09-21 13:59:30 UTC 52:03
#53: Teach Peace with Will Little

Today I’m talking with Will Little, who is here today to teach peace!

Will and his four sisters were raised in a single parent home. Without a father or father figure, Will followed a difficult path eventually dropping out of high school in the 10th grade. By 19, Will was convicted of 3rd degree murder and was facing serious jail time.

While in prison, he chose to turn his life around and got his diploma. He started educating himself, devouring books, writing poetry, and transforming the lives of the people around him.

After ten years, rehabilitated and reformed, Will was released from prison to start a new life, but finding employment wasn’t easy with his criminal record. Not wanting to go back to a life of guns and drugs, Will decided to become a barber. He used one of his unemployment checks to get the supplies needed and learned how to be a barber on the job.

Today he’s on a mission to share his message and is promoting PEACE through a movement he started called “Peace Live In It” which is all about creating positive energy, promoting peace, and preventing violence.

During today’s interview, Will takes us on his unbelievable journey and shares how 10 years behind bars completely transformed his life. During our chat we discuss so many great topics, including the importance of knowledge, overcoming anger, the power of forgiveness, giving  back, and understanding your purpose in life.'

''I started writing poetry, which became my therapy''

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [06:25] Will shares his INCREDIBLE life story from growing up in a violent home without a father, to selling drugs and watching friends die. Find out how he was eventually convicted of 3rd degree murder.
  • [14:43] How a love for poetry became his therapy inside prison and allowed him to transform his life and the lives of those around him.  
  • [20:07] Find out why the prison system is broken and is built to bring people back.
  • [24:25] Discover why knowledge is the key to a life of pleasure.
  • [27:58] How to overcome anger and redirect your energy to positively impact the world!
  • [30:35] Learn to heal yourself through the power of forgiveness.
  • [41:32] Giving back and understanding your purpose in life before you reach death.  

''The best thing you can have to enjoy a life of pleasure, is knowledge'' - Will Little

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4 MIN FRIDAY - Create Magic with Appreciative Inquiry
08:17
2017-09-21 13:59:30 UTC 08:17
4 MIN FRIDAY - Create Magic with Appreciative Inquiry

Each week, Jon delivers an inspirational and educational “4 Minutes In The Front Row” episode where he shares ideas for being fully alive, or as we like to say, Living Life In The Front Row™. Proximity is power, and what you keep in your front row influences your mindset. What are you feeding your mind each week? Creating a powerful front row, with people, places and things will support the #1 most important factor — YOUR MINDSET!

How you get to the Front Row is by either changing your seat, or accepting, embracing and rocking out in the one you have. You deserve a front row seat. You're worth it. Let’s go get it, together!

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#52: The Entitlement Cure with New York Times Best Selling Author John Townsend
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2017-09-21 13:59:30 UTC 41:21
#52: The Entitlement Cure with New York Times Best Selling Author John Townsend

''Very successful people fail all the time and they’re not afraid of it'' - John Townsend

Today I’m talking with Dr. John Townsend, who is here to discuss the concept of entitlement.

John is a New York Times bestselling author, business consultant, leadership coach and psychologist. He has written or co-written 30 books, selling 10 million copies, including the Boundaries series; Leadership Beyond Reason; and his newest book, The Entitlement Cure.

John is founder of the Townsend Institute for Leadership and Counseling, which offers graduate degrees and credentialing in Organizational Leadership, Executive Coaching, and Counseling. He is the Clinical Director of the American Association of Christian  Counselors.

For more than twenty years Dr. Townsend has engaged with leaders, organizations and  individuals around the globe, offering them life-changing solutions to their problems.

During today’s interview, John educates us on the the concept of entitlement and how it prevents people from tackling challenges and finding success. During our chat we discuss his new book, the difference between opportunity and entitlement, why you should let your kids experience failure, stopping to celebrate the wins, discovering your life’s mission, and so much more.

John brings so many years of wisdom to this interview, that I can promise you won’t want to miss this discussion!

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [04:37]  Find out how to become a world-class leader with the Townsend Institute of Leadership and Counseling
  • [08:43] John Townsend shares one of the most transformational moments of his life.
  • [13:18] The Entitlement Cure: Finding Success In Doing Hard Things The Right Way
  • [16:18] How to teach your children the difference between opportunities and entitlement
  • [18:46] The difference between “I deserve this” and “I’m responsible to get this” AND Jon Vroman’s transformative moment!
  • [23:37] The balance between letting your kids struggle and deciding to step in to help.
  • [29:27] Why stopping to celebrate is a critical step before moving on to the next big thing.
  • [32:42] Taking the time to carve out your life's mission.

''Change your wording from ‘I deserve this’ to ‘I’m responsible to get this’.'' - John Townsend

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4 MIN FRIDAY - Art of Affirmations
03:56
2017-09-21 13:59:30 UTC 03:56
4 MIN FRIDAY - Art of Affirmations

Each week, Jon delivers an inspirational and educational “4 Minutes In The Front Row” episode where he shares ideas for being fully alive, or as we like to say, Living Life In The Front Row™. Proximity is power, and what you keep in your front row influences your mindset. What are you feeding your mind each week? Creating a powerful front row, with people, places and things will support the #1 most important factor — YOUR MINDSET!

How you get to the Front Row is by either changing your seat, or accepting, embracing and rocking out in the one you have. You deserve a front row seat. You're worth it. Let’s go get it, together!

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Bonus Q&A with Bart Wisniowski
10:52
2017-09-21 13:59:30 UTC 10:52
Bonus Q&A with Bart Wisniowski

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#51: Build Your Bucketlist with Bart Wisniowski
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2017-09-21 13:59:30 UTC 57:04
#51: Build Your Bucketlist with Bart Wisniowski

''I want to inspire 10,000 people to knock something off their bucketlist''

Today I’m talking with Bart Wisniowski about creating and conquering your Bucketlist!

Bart is the Founder and Chairman of Radness at BucketList.org, an organization with a mission to help people create, manage, and check off their biggest dreams and goals.

During today’s interview, Bart takes us on his entrepreneurial journey and the steps leading up to founding BucketList.org. During our discussion, we chat about business mentors, time & resources, the corporate bucketlist, productivity & planning, encouraging your kids to dream big, and much more!

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [11:06] 3 pieces of advice for young entrepreneurs who want to succeed with their business.
  • [12:57] Find out why Bart sold his web development business to start a company that’s dedicated to helping people track and achieve their bucketlist goals.
  • [14:20] Bart describes the moment where he moved from the back row to the front row of life.
  • [16:31] What you can do to find a quality business mentor.
  • [20:17] How to stop making excuses and do the things you want, when time and resources are limited.  
  • [23:55] How to incorporate the bucketlist into your company culture and help employees live out their biggest dreams.
  • [32:07] Bart gives you some of his best productivity and planning tips.
  • [37:46] How to encourage your kids to dream big so they can knock things off their own bucketlist.
  • [41:10] Taking risks and the value of hard work.

''If I put my mind to something, it takes a lot to stop me.''

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4 MIN FRIDAY - Timing Over Topic
05:20
2017-09-21 13:59:30 UTC 05:20
4 MIN FRIDAY - Timing Over Topic

Each week, Jon delivers an inspirational and educational “4 Minutes In The Front Row” episode where he shares ideas for being fully alive, or as we like to say, Living Life In The Front Row™. Proximity is power, and what you keep in your front row influences your mindset. What are you feeding your mind each week? Creating a powerful front row, with people, places and things will support the #1 most important factor — YOUR MINDSET!

How you get to the Front Row is by either changing your seat, or accepting, embracing and rocking out in the one you have. You deserve a front row seat. You're worth it. Let’s go get it, together!

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Encore Q&A with Jim Sheils
09:40
2017-09-21 13:59:30 UTC 09:40
Encore Q&A with Jim Sheils

BONUS SHOW!!!! You wanted more, so this is the encore episode! This a quick follow up interview from the main show, usually about 10-15 minutes and its questions from YOU to our guest. Join the community at FrontRowFriends.com and let us know what questions we should ask our future guests! We’ll give you a shout out on the show! Listen to all full-length episodes online at FrontRowFactor.com, on iTunes or Soundcloud. Enjoying the Front Row Factor Podcast? If you're an iTunes user... we’d love to have you Subscribe, Rate & Review the show! \o/ <-----our electronic front row symbol!

#50: Family Board Meetings with Author & Entrepreneur Jim Sheils
01:06:19
2017-09-21 13:59:30 UTC 01:06:19
#50: Family Board Meetings with Author & Entrepreneur Jim Sheils

''There’s absolutely no substitute for quality time'' - Jim Sheils

Today I’m talking with Jim Sheils about the most important and powerful board meeting you’ll ever have!

Jim Sheils is on a clear mission in this lifetime: deepen relationships and improve education for entrepreneur families.

His popular “Family Board Meeting” strategy has helped parents worldwide reconnect with their children in fun & experiential ways. By creating “The Education Matrix”, Jim is also helping to change our educational system and better prepare our children for the more practical affairs of life.

Jim’s company, Board Meetings International LLC, hosts parent/child retreats and specialized events. Using the principles of experiential education, they teach the important lessons not taught in school and strengthen the relationship between successful entrepreneurs & their children.

Jim is an avid surfer, enjoys traveling and spending quality time with family and friends, especially his beautiful wife Jamie, his two sons, and their little sister, Maggie.

During today’s interview, Jim shares how he developed a passion for parenting and is now helping entrepreneurs create deeper connections with their families. We also chat about the importance of rhythms, dealing with overwhelm, educating your kids, The Family Board Meeting, and lot’s more!

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [10:59] How the family board meeting strategy is helping entrepreneurial families!  
  • [13:34] The 3 guidelines for creating deeper connections with your children
  • [16:14] How to Rhythmize your life so you can accomplish greatness
  • [22:46] The pinnacle moment that led to his passion for parenting
  • [30:28] The Board Meeting Retreat - the only retreat on Earth designed to grow entrepreneurial family connection and educate kids in the values that YOU care about.
  • [34:25] A willingness to break protocol, be vulnerable, and give your kids the best education possible
  • [39:31] Find out how to deal with overwhelm

''Rhythms are the absolute tool to freedom'' - Jim Sheils

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4 MIN FRIDAY - The Best Birthday Gift
05:57
2017-09-21 13:59:30 UTC 05:57
4 MIN FRIDAY - The Best Birthday Gift

Each week, Jon delivers an inspirational and educational “4 Minutes In The Front Row” episode where he shares ideas for being fully alive, or as we like to say, Living Life In The Front Row™. Proximity is power, and what you keep in your front row influences your mindset. What are you feeding your mind each week? Creating a powerful front row, with people, places and things will support the #1 most important factor — YOUR MINDSET!

How you get to the Front Row is by either changing your seat, or accepting, embracing and rocking out in the one you have. You deserve a front row seat. You're worth it. Let’s go get it, together!

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#49: The Miracle Morning for Parents with Mike McCarthy
01:15:09
2017-09-21 13:59:30 UTC 01:15:09
#49: The Miracle Morning for Parents with Mike McCarthy

Today I’m talking with Mike McCarthy about how to bring out the best in your kids and your SELF!

Mike McCarthy is a serial entrepreneur and co-founder and CEO of the GoBundance Adventure Masterminding Group, co-author of the Miracle Morning for Parents and Families, co-creator of GratefulParent.com, investor in Tomoka Brewing Company, and is the Regional Owner for the Keller Williams Realty Greater Pennsylvania Region, which covers Delaware, Pennsylvania, and Southern New Jersey.  

One of Mike’s top priorities is spending time and traveling with his wife Lindsay, their son, Tyler and daughter, Ember.

In his spare time, he runs trails, kayaks, climbs mountains and brews his own beer. He loves to snowboard in the winter and during the summer months he’s climbed 24 of the 54 highest peaks in Colorado and has a lifetime goal to bag them all.

During today’s interview, Mike shares how he and his wife teamed up with Hal Elrod to write the book “The Miracle Morning for Parents and Families”. We also chat about how Mike overcame depression, the 5 pillars of GoBundance, giving our kids the best education, the Front Row Dads Retreat, and much more.

''Find someone who doesn’t believe in themselves, and believe in them.'' - Mike McCarthy

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [05:41] The ah-ha moment that lead to writing “The Miracle Morning for Parents & Families”
  • [11:02] What is the Miracle Morning?
  • [12:56] What pulled Mike from depression and helped him grow his Keller Williams team to over 6,000 agents
  • [22:29] The importance of surrounding yourself with the right tribe
  • [24:34] The 6 pillars of the GoBundance tribe, which is a great checklist for your own life
  • [32:25] The 6 things you can do with your kids in order to get the day started off right and live a charmed life
  • [39:25] We get into a chat about education and the role we play as educators in our children's lives
  • [49:34] The Front Row Dads Retreat - The live event where you can learn to be a great dad!

''If you want to have a big life and have a big business, you better not be a control freak'' - Mike McCarthy

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4 MIN FRIDAY - Give Your Attention To The Right People
04:51
2017-09-21 13:59:30 UTC 04:51
4 MIN FRIDAY - Give Your Attention To The Right People

Each week, Jon delivers an inspirational and educational “4 Minutes In The Front Row” episode where he shares ideas for being fully alive, or as we like to say, Living Life In The Front Row™. Proximity is power, and what you keep in your front row influences your mindset. What are you feeding your mind each week? Creating a powerful front row, with people, places and things will support the #1 most important factor — YOUR MINDSET!

How you get to the Front Row is by either changing your seat, or accepting, embracing and rocking out in the one you have. You deserve a front row seat. You're worth it. Let’s go get it, together!

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#48: Collaboration, Power of Now & Going All In with Award Winning Filmmaker Nick Conedera
01:06:48
2017-09-21 13:59:30 UTC 01:06:48
#48: Collaboration, Power of Now & Going All In with Award Winning Filmmaker Nick Conedera

''Amazing things happen when human beings create stuff'' - Nick Conedera

Today I’m talking with Nick Conedera about the making of his film, Sharp.

Nick is a filmmaker, artist, marketer, and entrepreneur. He started making short films at age 14 and has won numerous national awards for his work.

Nick went on to major in film production at Chapman University during which he spent a summer selling Cutco Cutlery. Inspired by his experience selling knives, Nick decided to write a movie script, for which he raised $222,000 from private investors and hired 100 artists and professionals during one of the worst recessions of this generation. His film, Sharp, was just released on iTunes.

During today’s interview, Nick shares how he raised over 200k to make the movie. We also chat about collaboration, creativity, being an observer of our thoughts, and so much more.

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [11:14] How Nick went from an unfulfilled, self-employed videographer in downtown L.A., to firing his clients and pursuing his passion
  • [18:01] Find out how Nick convinced investors to give him over 200k to make his film
  • [22:16] What is the movie Sharp all about?
  • [32:14] The challenge of filmmaking and the 3 keys to collaboration
  • [39:44] Nick shares his mission to impact the world through film
  • [48:04] The value of being in business for yourself
  • [52:33] Why everyone should start learning about money
  • [54:02] The importance of separating yourself from your thoughts

'''There’s no separation between entrepreneurship and personal growth.'' - Nick Conedera

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4 MIN FRIDAY - 8 People Who Deserve A Front Row Seat To Your Life
04:52
2017-09-21 13:59:30 UTC 04:52
4 MIN FRIDAY - 8 People Who Deserve A Front Row Seat To Your Life

Each week, Jon delivers an inspirational and educational “4 Minutes In The Front Row” episode where he shares ideas for being fully alive, or as we like to say, Living Life In The Front Row™. Proximity is power, and what you keep in your front row influences your mindset. What are you feeding your mind each week? Creating a powerful front row, with people, places and things will support the #1 most important factor — YOUR MINDSET!

How you get to the Front Row is by either changing your seat, or accepting, embracing and rocking out in the one you have. You deserve a front row seat. You're worth it. Let’s go get it, together!

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#47: ADHD Superpowers, Life Rules & Skydiving with Peter Shankman, Founder of HARO
49:57
2017-09-21 13:59:30 UTC 49:57
#47: ADHD Superpowers, Life Rules & Skydiving with Peter Shankman, Founder of HARO

''Let’s try it and see what happens'' - @PeterShankman

Today I’m talking with Peter Shankman, a man whose journey will inspire you to take action and love every moment of life!

Peter is a spectacular example of what happens when you merge the power of pure creativity with  Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and a dose of adventure, and make it work to your advantage. A bestselling author, entrepreneur, speaker, podcaster and worldwide connector, Peter is recognized worldwide for radical new ways of thinking about customer service, entrepreneurship, social media, PR, marketing and advertising.

During today’s interview, Peter shares how he harnesses ADHD to conquer every aspect of life and how he’s helping others do the same. We discuss a variety of topics including the life changing event that made him who he is, suffering through painful moments, ADHD, the power of hope, his failures, philosophies, and lot’s more!

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [06:29] Find out how Peter started his career online and founded HARO
  • [09:15] Why you should stop caring about what others think and focus on living your life
  • [12:12] Sometimes you have to get hurt before you can get stronger
  • [16:40} Discover the coolest ways to gain publicity for your business
  • [19:18] How Peter harnessed the power of ADHD to conquer every aspect of life
  • [26:30] How to shape your environment and set yourself up for success
  • [29:39] The power of hope
  • [32:20] The lonely road to entrepreneurship
  • [33:10] Finding your purpose and enjoying the ride
  • [35:33] The importance of humility

''The only thing that would ever scare me about death, is if I truly didn’t live my life before it'' - @PeterShankman

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4 MIN FRIDAY - Does It Serve You?
04:15
2017-09-21 13:59:30 UTC 04:15
4 MIN FRIDAY - Does It Serve You?

Each week, Jon delivers an inspirational and educational “4 Minutes In The Front Row” episode where he shares ideas for being fully alive, or as we like to say, Living Life In The Front Row™. Proximity is power, and what you keep in your front row influences your mindset. What are you feeding your mind each week? Creating a powerful front row, with people, places and things will support the #1 most important factor — YOUR MINDSET!

How you get to the Front Row is by either changing your seat, or accepting, embracing and rocking out in the one you have. You deserve a front row seat. You're worth it. Let’s go get it, together!

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#46: Expectation Hangovers & Bringing Romance Back To Bed with Christine Hassler
58:40
2017-09-21 13:59:30 UTC 58:40
#46: Expectation Hangovers & Bringing Romance Back To Bed with Christine Hassler

''Create agreements, not expectations'' - @ChristinHassler

Today I’m talking with Christine Hassler who is here today to cure the Expectation Hangovers!

Christine is a life coach, speaker, podcaster and best-selling author, who is transforming lives and helping people discover their passion, pursue their dreams, and make an impact on the world.

Her newest book Expectation Hangover: Overcoming Disappointment in Work, Love and Life is the guidebook for how to treat disappointment on the emotional, mental, behavioral and spiritual levels.

During today’s interview, Christine shares how she broke free from depression and has since been able to lead a truly fulfilling life. We discuss a variety of topics including expectation hangovers, goal setting, the “Zone of Genius”, forgiveness, gratitude, evening routines, the spiritual practice of Tantra, and so much more!

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [07:38] How she shattered self-limiting beliefs and liberated herself from depression
  • [18:22] How to find the sweet spot and avoid the expectation hangover
  • [22:48] Creating space for your goals so you can have your best year yet!
  • [24:50] Taking your business and life to the next level by nurturing your “Zone of Genius”
  • [29:23] Using the “Temper Tantrum Technique” to release anger and reconnect with your passion
  • [33:21] Discover the true meaning of forgiveness so you can start healing your wounds
  • [40:13] Finding gratitude for the little things in life
  • [44:55] Evening routines and bringing the romance back to bed
  • [43:48] The spiritual practice of Tantra and reconnecting with the essence of who you are
  • [50:05] The beauty that comes with life after death

''Practice cooperation and co-creation over manifestation'' - @ChristinHassler

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4 MIN MONDAY - National Front Row Day
04:38
2017-09-21 13:59:30 UTC 04:38
4 MIN MONDAY - National Front Row Day

Each week, Jon delivers an inspirational and educational “4 Minutes In The Front Row” episode where he shares ideas for being fully alive, or as we like to say, Living Life In The Front Row™. Proximity is power, and what you keep in your front row influences your mindset. What are you feeding your mind each week? Creating a powerful front row, with people, places and things will support the #1 most important factor — YOUR MINDSET!

How you get to the Front Row is by either changing your seat, or accepting, embracing and rocking out in the one you have. You deserve a front row seat. You're worth it. Let’s go get it, together!

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#45: Creating a Legendary Life and Play Bigger with Chris Lochhead
01:20:27
2017-09-21 13:59:30 UTC 01:20:27
#45: Creating a Legendary Life and Play Bigger with Chris Lochhead

''Category designers introduce the world to something new that solves a problem we didn’t know we had'' - @lochhead

Today I’m talking with Christopher Lochhead who is here today to help you figure out how to build a legendary company!

Christopher Lochhead is a co-founding partner at Play Bigger Advisors. He is passionate about category design, being an executive coach, winning and good scotch.

In his 25+ years of experience, he’s worked with lots of great people, started companies, designed new categories, raised capital, built brands, made a lot of friends, a few enemies, shipped new products, been thrown out of school at 18, discovered he was dyslexic, gone public, bought and sold companies, crushed competitors, pissed people off, broke his nose on his surf board, broken his arm skiing, been called a "Human Exclamation Point" by Fast Company and "slightly off-putting" by The Economist, gotten de-listed from NASDAQ, given hundreds of speeches, traveled 6+ million air miles, drank a lot of whiskey, experienced the bliss of winning, the pain of failure and learned how to laugh about the whole thing.

During today’s EPIC interview, Christopher shares his story and how he became a world-renowned entrepreneur. We discuss a variety of topics including category design, innovation, defining the “Frotos” and how to play bigger so you can become a legendary business leader who dominates any market.

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [08:37] How to play like a band and jam out on the best book of your life
  • [16:33] The 2 most important values Chris’s parents instilled into him
  • [18:14] Find out how Chris got his start as a successful entrepreneur
  • [22:00] How entrepreneurship saved his life and his moral obligation to give back
  • [28:39] Discover the 3 factors to becoming a legendary entrepreneur
  • [33:16] How to create and dominate any market by teaching the world to think differently
  • [42:40] Uncover what truly separates your business from the rest by defining the “Frotos”
  • [47:05] When does asking for validation and feedback become dangerous to your business?
  • [52:25] Find out how you can dream, plan and live your best life yet at the 1LifeFullyLived event!

''The greater the innovation, the greater the education'' - @lochhead

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4 MIN FRIDAY - Deciding You Are Worth It
04:24
2017-09-21 13:59:30 UTC 04:24
4 MIN FRIDAY - Deciding You Are Worth It

Each week, Jon delivers an inspirational and educational “4 Minutes In The Front Row” episode where he shares ideas for being fully alive, or as we like to say, Living Life In The Front Row™. Proximity is power, and what you keep in your front row influences your mindset. What are you feeding your mind each week? Creating a powerful front row, with people, places and things will support the #1 most important factor — YOUR MINDSET!

How you get to the Front Row is by either changing your seat, or accepting, embracing and rocking out in the one you have. You deserve a front row seat. You're worth it. Let’s go get it, together!

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Encore Q&A with Niyi Sobo
13:08
2017-09-21 13:59:30 UTC 13:08
Encore Q&A with Niyi Sobo

BONUS SHOW!!!! You wanted more, so this is the encore episode! This a quick follow up interview from the main show, usually about 10-15 minutes and its questions from YOU to our guest. Join the community at FrontRowFriends.com and let us know what questions we should ask our future guests! We’ll give you a shout out on the show! Listen to all full-length episodes online at FrontRowFactor.com, on iTunes or Soundcloud. Enjoying the Front Row Factor Podcast? If you're an iTunes user... we’d love to have you Subscribe, Rate & Review the show! \o/ <-----our electronic front row symbol!

#44: Finding Confidence, Dominate Under Pressure, & Err On Aggression with Former NFL Player Niyi Sobo
01:05:59
2017-09-21 13:59:30 UTC 01:05:59
#44: Finding Confidence, Dominate Under Pressure, & Err On Aggression with Former NFL Player Niyi Sobo

''Through systematically building belief about a certain goal, I can eventually reach it.'' - Niyi Sobo

Today I’m talking with Niyi Sobo, who delivers one of the most powerful interviews to date!

Niyi is a sports motivation coach and Founder of ImNotYou.com, a resource that helps high performing athletes adopt the dominant mindset needed to achieve their biggest goals in sports AND in life. He’s an ex Firefighter, former NFL running back, podcaster, husband, and Father of 5 wonderful children.  

During today’s interview, Niyi shares his story and how he’s helping athletes perform at an entirely different level. We discuss a variety of topics including building confidence, overcoming fear, and creating the ultimate mindset to conquering your goals.

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [08:39] Niyi shares what he learned from his career in the NFL
  • [12:45] How to structure the ultimate environment for success
  • [18:47] Positive reinforcement… from 80,000 roaring fans!
  • [21:09] How a strong vision can help you achieve absolutely anything
  • [25:08] How to eliminate the fear of failure so you can reach your BIGGEST goals
  • [27:55] The difference between “I failed” and “I am a failure” and how a mindset shift can change your life
  • [31:53] What and who he credits for his unstoppable mindset
  • [35:41] Purpose over passion and becoming the most confident version of yourself
  • [40:16] Why celebrating taking action is pivotal to your success
  • [48:52] The evening routine that allows him to make the most of EVERY day

''You really only have today… Tomorrow isn’t promised at all'' - Niyi Sobo

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4 MIN FRIDAY - Validation Vs. Feedback
03:26
2017-09-21 13:59:30 UTC 03:26
4 MIN FRIDAY - Validation Vs. Feedback

I’m going to want your feedback on this one!

What’s the difference between validation and feedback?

Where in your life do you seek out or crave validation? Is it helping, hurting or some mixture of both?

Where in your life do you search for feedback? Is it helping, hurting or is it situational?

How do you see the difference between validation and feedback? Is one more important than the other? Is the answer entirely based on context?

Where might you need more feedback where you’re currently seeking validation?

Is it possible you simply need validation and not feedback? 

I’d love to hear your thoughts on this one! 

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Encore Q&A with Stephen Christopher
09:54
2017-09-21 13:59:30 UTC 09:54
Encore Q&A with Stephen Christopher

BONUS SHOW!!!! You wanted more, so this is the encore episode! This a quick follow up interview from the main show, usually about 10-15 minutes and its questions from YOU to our guest. Join the community at FrontRowFriends.com and let us know what questions we should ask our future guests! We’ll give you a shout out on the show! Listen to all full-length episodes online at FrontRowFactor.com, on iTunes or Soundcloud. Enjoying the Front Row Factor Podcast? If you're an iTunes user... we’d love to have you Subscribe, Rate & Review the show! \o/ <-----our electronic front row symbol!

#43: Escaping the Islands, Pics vs. Presence and Online Solutions with Seequs CEO Stephen Christopher
01:09:29
2017-09-21 13:59:30 UTC 01:09:29
#43: Escaping the Islands, Pics vs. Presence and Online Solutions with Seequs CEO Stephen Christopher

''Trust in yourself more than you currently do, because you have the information right now'' - Stephen Christopher

Today I’m talking with my friend Stephen Christopher, who is responsible for bringing the FrontRowFoundation.org website to life.

Stephen is the Founder and CEO of Seequs, a full-service digital marketing agency that helps businesses break through the digital noise and be heard AND seen online. As a technology marketing expert, he has dedicated years of his life to studying humans, how we work, why we make certain choices, and how to properly use that information to help businesses grow and thrive.

During today’s interview, we talk about a variety of topics including social media & living in the moment, building relationships, evening routines, and advice for taking action so you can succeed in your business and life.

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [11:55] How to put your problems in perspective
  • [15:34] When to turn off the phone and fully experience the moment
  • [20:01] Seeking validation vs. providing value
  • [25:09] Strategies for becoming a better relationship builder
  • [34:35] Reading, resonating, and taking action!
  • [36:17] The evening routine to accomplishment
  • [41:21] The Front Row Opera House analogy
  • [49:48] How Seequs is helping businesses
  • [53:31] You have the knowledge you need to succeed right now

''I want to be remembered for helping business owners achieve things that they never thought possible'' - Stephen Christopher

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4 MIN FRIDAY - When People Bore You
02:44
2017-09-21 13:59:30 UTC 02:44
4 MIN FRIDAY - When People Bore You

Each week, Jon delivers an inspirational and educational “4 Minutes In The Front Row” episode where he shares ideas for being fully alive, or as we like to say, Living Life In The Front Row™. Proximity is power, and what you keep in your front row influences your mindset. What are you feeding your mind each week? Creating a powerful front row, with people, places and things will support the #1 most important factor — YOUR MINDSET!

How you get to the Front Row is by either changing your seat, or accepting, embracing and rocking out in the one you have. You deserve a front row seat. You're worth it. Let’s go get it, together!

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Encore Q&A with John Kane
13:35
2017-09-21 13:59:30 UTC 13:35
Encore Q&A with John Kane

BONUS SHOW!!!! You wanted more, so this is the encore episode! This a quick follow up interview from the main show, usually about 10-15 minutes and its questions from YOU to our guest. Join the community at FrontRowFriends.com and let us know what questions we should ask our future guests! We’ll give you a shout out on the show! Listen to all full-length episodes online at FrontRowFactor.com, on iTunes or Soundcloud. Enjoying the Front Row Factor Podcast? If you're an iTunes user... we’d love to have you Subscribe, Rate & Review the show! \o/ <-----our electronic front row symbol!

#42: Unleashing Greatness and Shattering Self-Limiting Beliefs with Ironman John Kane
01:17:29
2017-09-21 13:59:30 UTC 01:17:29
#42: Unleashing Greatness and Shattering Self-Limiting Beliefs with Ironman John Kane

''Who shows up in your life, when life is really knocking you down?'' - John Kane

Today I’m talking with someone I admire to the highest degree, Mr. John Kane. He’s been a friend for over 20 years and is a founding member of the Front Row Foundation.

John is a Director of Sales Development at Vector Marketing Corporation and has spent the past 18 years engaged in supporting the personal and professional growth of people. The focus of his work has been in recognition and incentive based programs, event planning, team building, program development and training. He has a unique ability to create lasting relationships and is known for pushing people beyond the impossible, while serving others along the way.

During today’s interview, we talk about John’s decision to participate as an Ironman triathlete and the lessons he learned along the way. We also talk about transformations, dark moments & self-limiting beliefs, unleashing greatness, fundraising, community, and making lasting connections with others.

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [11:13] Transformations and moving into the front row of life
  • [16:52] John describes what makes the Front Row Foundation unique and how it’s serving the world
  • [24:15] Find out about his life changing Ironman journey
  • [32:17] Why fundraising can align with things you love to do
  • [34:55] Why we don’t do anything great by ourselves
  • [40:13] How to overcoming dark moments and shatter self-limiting beliefs
  • [47:38] Find out what John treasures the most from his Ironman experience
  • [58:44] How he fundraised $25,000 in 10 days and the prize you could win if you beat that record!
  • [01:01:58] Being intentional about connecting with people

''I did not do an Ironman... About 500 people did'' - John Kane

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4 MIN FRIDAY - 3 Keys to Choosing A Thriving Environment
04:30
2017-09-21 13:59:30 UTC 04:30
4 MIN FRIDAY - 3 Keys to Choosing A Thriving Environment

Each week, Jon delivers an inspirational and educational “4 Minutes In The Front Row” episode where he shares ideas for being fully alive, or as we like to say, Living Life In The Front Row™. Proximity is power, and what you keep in your front row influences your mindset. What are you feeding your mind each week? Creating a powerful front row, with people, places and things will support the #1 most important factor — YOUR MINDSET!

How you get to the Front Row is by either changing your seat, or accepting, embracing and rocking out in the one you have. You deserve a front row seat. You're worth it. Let’s go get it, together!

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Encore Q&A with Bari Tessler
24:43
2017-09-21 13:59:30 UTC 24:43
Encore Q&A with Bari Tessler

BONUS SHOW!!!! You wanted more, so this is the encore episode! This a quick follow up interview from the main show, usually about 10-15 minutes and its questions from YOU to our guest. Join the community at FrontRowFriends.com and let us know what questions we should ask our future guests! We’ll give you a shout out on the show! Listen to all full-length episodes online at FrontRowFactor.com, on iTunes or Soundcloud. Enjoying the Front Row Factor Podcast? If you're an iTunes user... we’d love to have you Subscribe, Rate & Review the show! \o/ <-----our electronic front row symbol!

#41: The Art of Money with Bari Tessler: Body Check Ins, Knowing Your Value & Finding Your Financial Happiness
01:07:25
2017-09-21 13:59:30 UTC 01:07:25
#41: The Art of Money with Bari Tessler: Body Check Ins, Knowing Your Value & Finding Your Financial Happiness

“Your money tells a story. It represents what’s really important to you.” - @baritessler

Today we’re talking all about money with Bari Tessler.

Bari is a Financial Therapist, Mentor, Coach, Mama-preneur, and the Founder of The Art of Money. She has guided thousands of people to new, empowered, and refreshingly honest relationships with money through her nurturing, body-centered approach.

Her new book - The Art of Money: A Life-Changing Guide to Financial Happiness - will help anyone transform their relationship with money and, in so doing, transform their life.

During this interview, Bari will show you how to break through any self-limiting beliefs you have around money! We also talk about her new book, when to get financial help, practicing money dates, body check-ins, teaching our kids about money, and so much more.

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [06:37] Bari shares her story and the moments leading up to the launch of her new book The Art of Money - A Life-Changing Guide to Financial Happiness
  • [11:00] It’s about money, but it’s never about money
  • [18:07] Discover why 90% of us have a bad relationship with our money
  • [23:33] How can your personal finances affect the prices you set in your business?
  • [28:10] Knowing when to ask for financial help
  • [33:14] Practicing money dates with your better half :)
  • [34:49] Find out the biggest financial challenge that Bari had to overcome
  • [40:39] The balance between the present moment and thinking about your financial future
  • [45:33] How a body check in can significantly change your relationship with money
  • [49:13] What actions can you take to better educate your children about money

“Some people actually believe if they make more money, all their money issues will go away” - @baritessler

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#40: The Big Bang Theory Experience with Robin Littman: Full Acceptance, Self Reliance & 1000 Trophies Rolled Into One
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#40: The Big Bang Theory Experience with Robin Littman: Full Acceptance, Self Reliance & 1000 Trophies Rolled Into One

''If we’re not here for each other, than who are we here for, what is our purpose?'' - Robin Littman

Robin Littman, joins us today to share her daughter Rachel’s inspiring recipient story. Despite being faced with some major life challenges, the family has learned what it takes to overcome adversity. In this episode, Robin will tell you how they are all celebrating life in the Front Row!

Robin is a retired labor attorney with a second career as a super mom and volunteer extraordinaire. She is a daughter, wife, mother of adult twin daughters, friend, and survivor.

She has always performed community service or supported non-profit organizations and has known from an early age that giving her time, money and leadership abilities would be an essential part of the adult she would become.

During this interview, we talk about giving back, how her daughter thrives with a life altering disease, living in the moment, and celebrating life’s experiences.

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [06:10] How to minimize difficulties and overcome challenges in your life
  • [07:39] Your responsibility to give back and make the world a better place
  • [14:52] Find out how Robin’s daughter thrives despite having a life altering disease
  • [25:19] Robin shares her daughter’s unbelievable Front Row Experience at a live showing of The Big Bang Theory - FRONT ROW TIP - Provocative dancing makes everything more awesome!
  • [36:39] Celebrating adversity and stepping into your confidence
  • [41:20] Living in the present and appreciating life’s precious moments

''You should never be someone that someone else has to survive'' - Robin Littman

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4 MIN FRIDAY - 3 Keys To Move Your Project Forward
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2017-09-21 13:59:30 UTC 05:41
4 MIN FRIDAY - 3 Keys To Move Your Project Forward

�Each week, Jon delivers an inspirational and educational “4 Minutes In The Front Row” episode where he shares ideas for being fully alive, or as we like to say, Living Life In The Front Row™. Proximity is power, and what you keep in your front row influences your mindset. What are you feeding your mind each week? Creating a powerful front row, with people, places and things will support the #1 most important factor — YOUR MINDSET!

How you get to the Front Row is by either changing your seat, or accepting, embracing and rocking out in the one you have. You deserve a front row seat. You're worth it. Let’s go get it, together!

Get 4-Min In The Front Row delivered to your inbox by signing up at FrontRowFactor.com.

Let us know what questions you’d like Jon to answer, what topics to explore and how we can deliver big for you each week

Encore Q&A with John Ruhlin
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Encore Q&A with John Ruhlin

BONUS SHOW!!!! You wanted more, so this is the encore episode! This a quick follow up interview from the main show, usually about 10-15 minutes and its questions from YOU to our guest. Join the community at FrontRowFriends.com and let us know what questions we should ask our future guests! We’ll give you a shout out on the show! Listen to all full-length episodes online at FrontRowFactor.com, on iTunes or Soundcloud. Enjoying the Front Row Factor Podcast? If you're an iTunes user... we’d love to have you Subscribe, Rate & Review the show! \o/ <-----our electronic front row symbol!

#39: Giftology with John Ruhlin: Radical Giving and Loving On People
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2017-09-21 13:59:30 UTC 54:19
#39: Giftology with John Ruhlin: Radical Giving and Loving On People

''I help leaders not suck at saying thank you'' - John Ruhlin

Today’s guest on the podcast is one of my best friends, John Ruhlin. His unique experience in sales, business, and building relationships is going to blow you away and I can promise that you’ll receive a ton of value from this interview!

John Ruhlin is the founder of The Ruhlin Group, a gift logistics company that helps clients like the Chicago Cubs, Wells Fargo, Caesar's Entertainment, Miami Dolphins, Morgan Stanley, and The John Maxwell Company execute year-round gifting strategies.

John's unique approach to relationships led him to become the #1 salesman for a $250 Million direct sales company by the time he was 23 (out of 1.5 Million reps). He now speaks widely about strategic gifting and relationship building and helps CEOs and sales teams drive referrals and open doors to elusive decision makers.

During today’s discussion, learn how YOU can use gift giving to connect with people who would otherwise be impossible to meet. We also chat about best practices for introducing yourself, how to make people a priority, radical generosity, the history of gift giving, and one of John’s most inspiring gift giving stories of all time!  

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [07:07] Giftology, interviews with elite level entrepreneurs, and spending time with family
  • [10:10] How to introduce yourself and tell someone what you do in 6 words or less?
  • [14:26] How to make people feel like a priority in life
  • [22:17] How does gift giving work and what to do when it backfires?
  • [27:22] Radical generosity and the history of gift giving
  • [30:28] The book for anybody who values relationships
  • [34:58] The etiquette behind introducing others
  • [42:25] Find out how you can get paid to read John’s new book - Giftology - AND - The Front Row Factor offer for anyone who buys!

''A gift ushers you into the presence of the great.'' - Solomon

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#103: Conquering Self Doubt with Positive Psychology Expert Louisa Jewell
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#103: Conquering Self Doubt with Positive Psychology Expert Louisa Jewell

For many of us, lack of confidence leaves us stressed out, anxious, and unable—not to mention unwilling—to go after our dreams. What if you could stop questioning yourself, leave regrets and anxiety behind and move further towards accomplishing your biggest goals?

In this episode, positive psychology expert Louisa Jewell shows you how to use the principles of positive psychology to overcome harmful chronic self-doubt. Her tips and strategies will make a real difference in your day-to-day life—at work and at home.

As Louisa puts it, “Happiness is really having the confidence to show up in the world as your true authentic self and to live your true authentic life.”

Here's What You'll Discover 
  • The importance of celebrating your accomplishments and the surprising thing it can reveal about your life. [07:58]
  • A strategy for writing your first book and tackling any other major project—especially if you struggle with perfectionism. [10:20]
  • Why you’ll never eliminate all your self-doubt and why that’s actually a good thing. [20:15]
  • The reason working hard and being good at what you do doesn’t build confidence—and how to use the power of self-efficacy to get there! [32:10]
  • How to fail and get back up quickly—Louisa shares her simple strategy! [40:49]
  • And much more...

Show Notes: http://frontrowfactor.com/louisa-jewell

[FR DADS] Coaching Kids with Jon Berghoff
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2017-10-07 14:11:07 UTC 43:08
[FR DADS] Coaching Kids with Jon Berghoff

This episode is for Front Row Dads! As a part of a mini-series, we've been releasing an episode every Friday that will help you deepen your sense of purpose as a father. Today, I bring you Jon Berghoff. 

Jon serves as co-founder and Managing Partner of the Flourishing Leadership Institute, where it's his job to use the power of strategically designed questions to facilitate rapid, strengths-based, whole system transformation for organizations and communities.

Jon also serves on the Board for the Front Row Foundation, is my partner with the Dads Retreat and Speaker Trainer Experience, part-time host of the Achieve Your Goals podcast with Hal Elrod, and co-founder of the Best Year Ever Blueprint.

#102: The Road Back To You with Author Ian Cron
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#102: The Road Back To You with Author Ian Cron

''You owe it to the people you love to know yourself well.'' - Ian Cron

Do you ever wish you had a deeper understanding for who you are? What about a deeper love, compassion, and appreciation for others?

It’s easy to fall into that trap of thinking that we know everything there is to know about something—that there’s nothing left to learn about ourselves or the people around us. From a guy who has taken pretty much every personality test you can imagine, I didn’t think there was much more to discover about myself... But I was wrong!   

Today, I’m joined by Ian Cron, who is here to explain the power of the Enneagram and to talk about his latest book—The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery.

Ian Cron is a popular and critically acclaimed bestselling author, Enneagram teacher, nationally recognized speaker, psychotherapist, and Episcopal priest.

He draws on an array of disciplines and resources—from art, music and poetry,  psychology, Christian spirituality—to awaken others to what it means to be fully human.  

Known for his transparency, humor, and spiritual insightfulness, Ian has presented at conferences, churches, seminaries, retreats, and universities around the world.  

Today we are unpacking a unique and wildly awesome tool for personal growth—the Enneagram. Not only did it help me learn more about who I am, but it made a huge difference in my relationship with my wife and my ability to be a great dad.

Ready to see the world in a totally different way?

Here’s a Quick Breakdown of Our Chat…
  • [05:32] How important is it to go through pain in order to find your purpose?
  • [08:45] Why you never know when a moment you create will completely change someone else's world.
  • [14:45] The power of the Enneagram—the tool that will help you better understand who you really are.  
  • [22:00] What makes the Enneagram so much different from personality tests like Myers Briggs, DISC & Strength Finders?
  • [24:45] Ian shares the big takeaways he learned from writing his book The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery.
  • [29:37] Learn how the Enneagram saved Ian’s marriage and the positive difference it can make in any relationship!
  • [32:50] Learn to amplify your strengths without being ignorant to your weaknesses.

''It’s really important to get a front row seat to your own life. That’s the best show in town.'' - Ian Cron

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[FR DADS] Epic Travel and School on the Road with Aaron Amuchastegui
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2017-10-07 14:11:07 UTC 50:28
[FR DADS] Epic Travel and School on the Road with Aaron Amuchastegui

This episode is for Front Row Dads! Over the next several months, we're going to be releasing an episode every Friday that will help you deepen your sense of purpose as a father. Today, I bring you Aaron Amuchastegui.

#101: Celebration with Front Row Founder Jon Vroman
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#101: Celebration with Front Row Founder Jon Vroman

''When we have purpose, we find power.'' - Jon Vroman

What started as an organization to help people brave life-threatening illnesses, has grown into something much bigger than I ever imagined.

If you’re brand new to the show, The Front Row Foundation is like Make-a-Wish meets Tony Robbins. We create life changing experiences for kids and adults who are fighting for their lives by putting them in the front row of their dream event.

Today, we want to celebrate a major milestone! We’ve recently surpassed a decade of creating these experiences, which has resulted in over 100 magical moments for Front Row recipients!

But what amazes me even more, is how this foundation has evolved over the years. It’s not just a wish organization, it’s a philosophy for life. We have built a community and culture that continues to ask the question:

how do we live every day in the front row fully engaged, closer to the things that make us come alive and make us feel like every moment of our life is meaningful?

To celebrate, I wanted to get together with some of the people who have been there from the beginning. Which brings us to today’s special conversation...

In today’s roundtable discussion, 5 best friends—myself, Hal Elrod (International Bestselling Author of The Miracle Morning and #1 donor to The Front Row Foundation), Jon Berghoff (Managing Partner of the Flourishing Leadership Institute), John Ruhlin (Author of Giftology), and John Kane (Director of Sales at Cutco and first person to ever get the Front Row tatoo!)—revisit how The Front Row Foundation has brought us together and share stories of how we’ve supported each other over the years.

Here’s a Quick Breakdown of Our Chat…
  • [12:15] The power of relationships—5 best friends express their gratitude for being a part of a company culture that brought them together.
  • [14:40] When the best things in life come from the most unexpected places—John Kane demonstrates this with one of his favorite John Ruhlin stories.
  • [19:00] Why nobody “makes it” on their own—You’ll hear how a willingness to serve and support one another allowed 5 friends to succeed beyond their wildest dreams.
  • [20:10] Find out what the Front Row Foundation means to each of the 5 friends and how an organization that started off as a way to help people fight life threatening illnesses, has grown into something much bigger!
  • [23:10] An incredibly touching story of Front Row recipient Sophie and the moment she got to meet Kelly Clarkson—this story will really help you appreciate how precious life truly is!
  • [31:36]Big lessons from The Front Row Factor: Transform Your Life with the Art of Moment Making—including how to empower your life by tapping into the past, present and future.
  • [41:10] How a partnership was born between The Best Year Ever Blueprint and The Front Row Foundation and why it’s giving attendees a higher sense of purpose.
  • [51:55] Why fundraising can align with the things you love to do—Learn how to give back with your time, talent and/or treasure!
  • [01:13:16] Smiling in the midst of adversity—What Hal’s battle with cancer can teach us about making the most out of difficult situations.

''Nobody succeeds alone.'' - Hal Elrod

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[FR DADS] Problem Solving Journals for Kids with Tuan Nguyen
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[FR DADS] Problem Solving Journals for Kids with Tuan Nguyen

Tuan Nguyen is a philanthropist and entrepreneur who began his life with a simple goal of always making a positive difference in people's lives. Surviving death during his escape after the fall of Vietnam in 1975, he sees the world from a lens of gratitude and has been the foundation for all his hopes, dreams, and vision. His story demonstrates how volunteerism is the best platform for professional and personal development.

As a serial entrepreneur, Tuan has ran several multi-million dollar Internet companies and business advisory practices and has delivered over 300 speaking engagements including 3 TEDxTalks (within 20 months). 

#100: Loss, Love, and the Ingredients of Greatness with Chef Charles Carroll
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#100: Loss, Love, and the Ingredients of Greatness with Chef Charles Carroll

''Hire great people and make sure they have everything they need to be successful.'' - Charles Carroll

What’s one of your all-time favorite dishes? I bet you can think of at least a few! For most of us, food plays a big role in our lives. Not only does it fuel us, but it can enrich our lives, bring us closer together and give us memories to cherish for years to come.

But what can food teach us about living a successful life?   

Today, I get the chance to speak with eight-time Culinary Olympian Chef, Charles Carroll, who serves up an inspiring recipe for personal greatness and shares some of the incredible life lessons that food can teach us!

Charles Carroll is the Executive Chef at the River Oaks Country Club in Houston, Texas, which is among the top country clubs in the United States. He has received over seventy national and international awards, including three Presidential Medallions from the American Culinary Federation. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Chef Carroll was the manager of the 2004 United States Regional Culinary Olympic Team, which won three gold medals and was ranked third internationally.

During our discussion, we dive into his most recent book—The Recipe: A Story of Loss, Love, and the Ingredients of Greatness—a parable about a boy who overcomes tragedy and carves out a life of excellence by learning lessons from the kitchen.

Here’s a Quick Breakdown of Our Chat…
  • [07:55] Learn to achieve the seemingly impossible!—Charles shares his process for getting things done and his simple secret to success.
  • [14:23] How does being a dad help Chef Charles in the kitchen and how does being in the kitchen help him as a dad?
  • [17:39] Discover the values his parents instilled in him that attributed to his success as a chef!
  • [20:30] Learn how you can build a world-class team!—Take it from someone who has 3 restaurants, 6 kitchens, and 75 cooks who love what they do.  
  • [26:16] How can serving others lead to opportunities that you never even thought were possible?
  • [30:00] Chef Charles reveals his most enjoyable dishes from around the world.

''Worry about the small things, because the big things will take care of themselves.'' – Charles Carroll

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[FR DADS] Confidence & Co-Parenting with Dr. Mark Trahan
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2017-10-07 14:11:07 UTC 43:43
[FR DADS] Confidence & Co-Parenting with Dr. Mark Trahan

This episode is for Front Row Dads! Over the next several months, we're going to be releasing an episode every Friday that will help you deepen your sense of purpose as a father. Today, I bring you Dr. Mark Trahan! 

Mark Trahan, PhD, LCSW, is an assistant professor of Social Work at Texas State University. Dr. Trahan has spent the last fifteen years working with individuals, families, and couples as a therapist, researcher, and teacher. His areas of research interest include the role of fathering confidence in father engagement and the use of technology, specifically virtual reality, to assist in creating more confidence in men and fathers. Dr. Trahan is currently working on research projects with incarcerated men and returning combat soldiers, with future plans to use virtual reality for parenting and communication skills training. Dr. Trahan enjoys teaching and is passionately engaged in educating social work students. He loves spending time with his family, mountain biking, fly-fishing, and watching college football.

#99: Kiss the Ground with Award Winning Director and Bestselling Author Josh Tickell
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#99: Kiss the Ground with Award Winning Director and Bestselling Author Josh Tickell

''I am 100% convinced that we can stop and reverse climate change.'' - Josh Tickell

Do you ever wonder how the choices we make impact the future of our planet? What if I told you, we could grow enough food to feed all of humanity, while at the same time, reverse climate change?

You may be thinking, “OK Jon, that sounds nice, but is there really anything I can do about it?”

Yes, there is! And in today’s conversation with Josh Tickell, you’re going to find out why.

Josh Tickell is a Sundance award winning film director and bestselling author. His films and books focus on critical, “big picture” social issues including alternative energy, conscious capitalism and reversing climate change.

Josh co-directed the 2017 Lionsgate release, GOOD FORTUNE, the rags to riches biopic of Paul Mitchell and Patron cofounder, John Paul DeJoria. His first movie, FUEL, won the Sundance Audience Award for Best Documentary and to theatres globally. He regularly films and interviews luminaries such as Elon Musk, Dan Aykroyd, Woody Harrelson, Sheryl Crow, and Shailene Woodley.  

Tickell’s movies have won more than 40 major awards, been selected as a NYTimes Critics’ Pick and shortlisted for an Oscar and shown in the White House. He has spoken at more than 100 colleges and Fortune 500 businesses globally. He is a guest on shows such as The Tonight Show, Good Morning America, Morning Joe and on the Today Show.

Tickell’s new book, Kiss the Ground – How The Food You Eat Can Reverse Climate Change, Heal Your Body and Save the World with a forward by Whole Foods Founder, John Mackey, is being turned into a movie from executive producer Leonardo DiCapprio also entitled KISS THE GROUND.

Here’s a Quick Breakdown of Our Chat…
  • [09:07] 2 books, 2 movies, and 1 kid — How Josh and other extremely busy people manage to get it all done!
  • [11:44] Josh describes what it was like growing up, from Australia’s outback to Louisiana’s poor and polluted and how this inspired a successful career as a film director.
  • [15:20] A powerful vision for the future of our planet and the positive reality that humans can co-create.
  • [18:32] A wild story about how Josh and Ryland Englehart met and the partnership that followed!
  • [24:24] Kiss the Ground — How The Food You Eat Can Reverse Climate Change, Heal Your Body and Save the World.
  • [31:26] Learn how you can shop smarter and reengineer your food choices.
  • [45:39] Why should millennials start farming?
  • [54:40] The Regenerative Revolution that will change your body and the world through food.

''If you can visualize something, you can make it happen.'' – Josh Tickell

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[FR DADS] The Grown-Up's Guide to Teenage Humans: Decode Their Behavior, Develop Unshakable Trust, and Raise a Respectable Adult with Teen Whisperer Josh Shipp
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[FR DADS] The Grown-Up's Guide to Teenage Humans: Decode Their Behavior, Develop Unshakable Trust, and Raise a Respectable Adult with Teen Whisperer Josh Shipp

This episode is for Front Row Dads! Over the next several months, we're going to be releasing an episode every Friday that will help you deepen your sense of purpose as a father. Today, I bring you Josh Shipp. 

Josh Shipp is an author, global youth empowerment expert, and acclaimed speaker. A former at-risk foster kid turned youth advocate, he is renowned for his documentary TV series (A&E), that followed his ground-breaking work with teens.

He is the author of the national bestseller “The Teen’s Guide to World Domination“, and was listed on Inc. Magazine’s 30 under 30 list.

He’s worked with groups of parents, educators & mental health professionals plus has spoken to more than TWO Million teens live.

Josh's ultimate goal is to help as many young people as possible. He trains other speakers through Youth Speaker University and his online mentoring program for teens A Year of Awesomeness has a world-wide reach. His free newsletter offers exclusive strategies to parents, educators, and youth workers.

#98: Powerful Partnerships, The Paradox of Time and Answering the Call with Top Real Estate Agent Karen Briscoe
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#98: Powerful Partnerships, The Paradox of Time and Answering the Call with Top Real Estate Agent Karen Briscoe

''Be the pebble that causes the ripple'' - Karen Briscoe 

If you look at the most revered people on the planet, it may seem like they are somehow different than the rest of us. How do they become so successful? What’s their big secret?

Yes, some are born with unique talents and gifts, but believe me, the vast majority of people who change the world, are no different from you and I.

In today’s conversation, Karen Briscoe shares her wisdom around succeeding with habits and reminds us that we all have the ability to uncover excellence, make a difference, and change the world… If we choose to!

Karen Briscoe is Principal of the Huckaby Briscoe Conroy Group (HBC) and author of “Real Estate Success in 5 Minutes a Day”. Karen and her team have been recognized by the Wall Street Journal as one of the 250 Top Realtor® teams in the United States, and they have sold more than 1,500 homes valued at over $1.5 billion. 

Here’s a Quick Breakdown of Our Chat…
  • [07:52] What was life like growing up for Karen?—Find out exactly where her entrepreneurial spirit and negotiating skills came from.
  • [11:12] Getting into the world of residential real estate—Why you can start at any time!
  • [15:17] Find out how she’s making an impact with her transformational book Real Estate Success in 5 Minutes a Day.
  • [20:18] Karen reveals the 3-part process to kicking excuses to the curb and seizing major opportunities that the Universe presents to you!
  • [25:40] Take your business to an entirely new level by landing game changing partnerships.
  • [30:10] Discover the many ways to harness the power of mentorship.
  • [35:23] Learn how to be the pebble the causes the ripple!
  • [42:00] How to see contribution as an opportunity to change the world.

''If I can do it, so can you.'' - Karen Briscoe 

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#97: Making One Step to the Summit with Mountaineer Lisa Thompson
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#97: Making One Step to the Summit with Mountaineer Lisa Thompson

''I realized I am much stronger mentally and physically then I gave myself credit for.'' - Lisa Thompson

Finding the absolute edge of our limits is never an easy task, but is a critical part of achieving any kind of greatness in life. How then, can we push beyond what we believe is possible without going too far? Where is the line and how can we realize our true potential, even with goals that may be uncomfortable, extremely difficult, or seemingly out of reach?

Today, I get to talk with my friend Lisa Thompson, who is going to show you how to get one step closer to accomplishing your toughest goals and taking life to entirely new heights!

Lisa Thompson is an accomplished mountaineer who has stood on top of six of the world's highest mountains, including, as you will hear, Mt. Everest.

Throughout her life, she has become adept at gracefully overcoming challenges in order to accomplish unexpected things.  She is a cancer survivor, and she is still the only person in her entire family to graduate from college. Afterwards, she grew her career from a field service engineer to the leader of a $25m organization.  

When she isn’t in the mountains, she spends her time traveling and sharing her story with other motivated people.

Here’s a Quick Breakdown of Our Chat…
  • [12:58] Find out what life was like for Lisa growing up and how she came to love mountaineering.
  • [14:35] How the simple statement — one more step — can help you push beyond life’s biggest obstacles, build momentum, and accomplish more than you ever thought was possible.
  • [19:30] How did spite drive Lisa into a life of mountaineering and what can her experiences teach us about building self-confidence, overcoming adversity, ignoring the naysayers, and strengthening the mind?
  • [24:55] Why being diagnosed with Cancer never stopped her from accomplishing her toughest goal (at that time) of climbing The Himalayas.
  • [30:40] Lisa shares the critical factors to winning her fight against cancer.
  • [32:45] How to get and give the most out of every moment and the ‘See, Hear, Feel’ technique to intentionally feeling present.
  • [38:83] Lisa’s shares her Mt. Everest moments and why we are all capable of so much more than we think!
  • [53:00] What death can teach us about how to better appreciate life today.

''If you want me to do something, tell me I can’t and watch me prove you wrong.'' - Lisa Thompson

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#96: Rush To Curiosity & Magic Plans with Front Row Ambassador Adam Stock
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2017-10-07 14:11:07 UTC 43:47
#96: Rush To Curiosity & Magic Plans with Front Row Ambassador Adam Stock

''our calendar is an expression of your priorities.'' - Adam Stock

Are you spending time in ways that reflect your values and priorities? Are you in touch with the things that bring you the most joy in life?

Today, I talk with Adam Stock, who reminds us all how to live with more intention, leverage the power of curiosity, and appreciate the little things in life that make us happiest.

For nearly two decades Adam Stock has been helping clients navigate the many financial challenges in the PRESENT, so they can experience a more meaningful and joyful financial FUTURE.   

Dedicated to honing the craft of financial planning, Adam has obtained his CFP and the exclusive Masters' of Science Degree in Financial Planning.  

He is the President and Founder of The Next Level Planning Group, a team of 10 dedicated to solving an acute structural problem that exists in the financial services industry. Adam and his team go way beyond "better than" tactics to discover optimal strategies.

He is married to his wife of nearly 18 years, Melinda, and Father to 4 amazing children, ages 10, 7, 4, and 1.    

Here’s a Quick Breakdown of Our Chat…
  • [07:41] The entrepreneurial “Struggle to Juggle” —How to prioritize and balance between your personal and professional life.
  • [16:33] Learn how to excel exponentially by intentionally booby-trapping your success!
  • [20:19] Bring more joy into your life by learning to appreciate the micro moments.
  • [27:03] The power of both positive and negative role models.  
  • [28:45] How quickly can you get to curiosity? Adam explains why being curious is so important to his legacy.
  • [29:50] Why it’s never too late to transform a relationship.
  • [32:49] Making the world a better place and helping people who need help.

''Don’t rush to judgment, rush to curiosity.'' - Adam Stock

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#95: Getting Your Book Done with Writing Coach Azul Terronez
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#95: Getting Your Book Done with Writing Coach Azul Terronez

''You are only a good teacher if you learn.'' - Azul Terronez

Have you ever thought about writing a book, but didn't know where to start? You probably have a million ideas rolling around in your head, but can’t exactly figure out how to process all the information and present it in a way that makes sense for your intended audience.

Maybe you’ve already committed to the process of writing a book, but you are constantly asking yourself ‘why am I writing this?’ or ‘who am I writing this for?’

These hurdles are very normal when it comes to learning how to write a book, which is why I wanted to invite my good friend Azul Terronez to join me on the podcast.

Azul is an educator, TEDx speaker and the author of of the best selling book The Art of Apprenticeship: How to Hack Your Way into Any Industry, Land a Kick-Ass Mentor and Make a Killing Doing What You Love. He is the Co-Founder of Authors Writing Academy and coaches authors like Pat Flynn from Smart Passive Income and Dana Malstaff, of Boss-Mom.com.

Azul also coached me through the writing process for The Front Row Factor book, which would never have been possible without his encouragement, guidance, wisdom, and ongoing support!

Be sure to listen to the entire episode, as Azul shares an incredible offer that you won’t want to miss!

To find out more about Azul and his coaching services, visit his website at  CoachAzul.com.  

Here’s a Quick Breakdown of Our Chat…
  • [08:30] Find out how Azul created a new life for himself by deciding to coach online influencers and thought leaders through the book writing process.
  • [13:00] The most important question to ask yourself if you’re considering writing a book.
  • [17:10] Learn how to speak to your intended audience and make a clear connection with your reader.
  • [21:50] Ok, you know you want to write a book, but what now? Azul breaks down the step-by-step process he uses to help clients gain clarity and go from idea to execution.
  • [32:23] When is it time to hire a coach to help you write your book?
  • [41:12] Azul recounts some of the most transformational moments of his life.
  • [46:45] What makes a good teacher great? Azul shares his tips and the awesome piece advice that he got from Seth Godin

''Ask the question ‘what is this for?’ and then really listen.'' - Azul Terronez

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#94: Lost To Found In 90 Days with Rachel Adams Lee
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#94: Lost To Found In 90 Days with Rachel Adams Lee

''Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.'' - Rachel Adams Lee

We all want to lead happy and successful lives, but sometimes in the pursuit of success, we lose sight of what matters most.

So, do your actions line up with the person you really want to be? What could you eliminate that would add something to your life? What could you say “no” to that would bring more “yes’s” into your world?

Today I’m talking Rachel Adams Lee who is here to share how she transformed her life and found true happiness.

Rachel is the CEO & founder of Rachel Adams Group at Keller Williams Realty.  She is currently ranked in the top 1% of all Realtors in Placer and Sacramento counties. In 2015 and 2016 she was named “Wall Street Journal’s Top 1000 Agents” in the US.

Her team is anticipated to close $50 million in sales for the year 2017.  When not actively selling homes, Rachel can be found traveling the US, coaching others on how to build a successful real estate team with a winning mindset.  

She has a love for public speaking and enjoys seeing the positive affect her experience brings to others lives. While real estate is in her blood, her greatest joy comes from encouraging others to lead their best lives.  

Rachel’s love for inspiring others, combined with her own unique and powerful journey, led her to create the "Lost to Found in 90 Days" book and program.  

Here’s a Quick Breakdown of Our Chat…
  • [07:00] Despite building a “successful” real estate business, she was completely miserable on the inside. Discover the mantra that shifted her thinking and allowed her to find true happiness.
  • [12:20] Learn how to bounce back and find opportunity in life's most difficult moments.
  • [16:20] Are your actions in line with who you really want to become? Rachel shares her tips for leading a more intentional life!
  • [24:20] Are you a self-proclaimed people pleaser? Rachel was, but not anymore! Learn the secret to balancing the “yes’s” and “no’s”.
  • [30:50] Who are you surrounding yourself with? Rachel shares a friendly approach to editing your peer group and making sure the people you hang out with fully support your journey!  
  • [39:10] How to silence the noise, take a tech timeout and set clear work boundaries with your clients.
  • [47:30] Catapult the life of your dreams with Rachel’s book Lost to Found in 90 Days.

''I never knew what I wanted until I silenced the noise.'' – Rachel Adams

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#93: Redefining the Impossible with Dancing Wheels Founder Mary Verdi-Fletcher
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#93: Redefining the Impossible with Dancing Wheels Founder Mary Verdi-Fletcher

''Oftentimes people think disability is inability, which it’s not.'' – Mary Verdi-Fletcher

When was the last time you felt fully alive, free to express yourself fully and completely?

In an effort to protect ourselves from harm or being exposed to what we aren’t comfortable with, we often will create mental barriers that can hold us back. What would life look like if we decided to knock those barriers down? What then would be possible?

Today I’m talking with my inspirational friend Mary Verdi-Fletcher. She’s here to discuss how she’s using dance to educate and inspire the disabled and able bodied alike to believe our disabilities don’t define us.

Mary Verdi-Fletcher is a true pioneer. She is America’s first professional wheelchair dancer and has taken a field where disabilities were not accepted and worked endlessly to shatter stereotypes, change attitudes, bring hope, advocate for inclusion, and essentially be an agent of change.

Despite being born with spina bifida, Mari has worked tirelessly to open the doors of opportunity for people with disabilities who wanted to pursue their goals on an equal ground with their non-disabled peers. This determination ultimately led her to found The Dancing Wheels Company in 1980 in Cleveland, Ohio, which was specifically formed to employ professionally trained dancers, with and without disabilities.

The Dancing Wheels Company has reached audiences of over 5 million people with awe-inspiring school assembly programs, workshops, residencies, and main stage concert performances worldwide.  

If you’ve ever had moments of doubt or convinced yourself that you couldn't do something, I can promise this conversation will show you what’s possible when you believe in yourself.

Here’s a Quick Breakdown of Our Chat…
  • [10:30] Mary discusses her Dancing Wheels School and Company, its mission and how one encouraging phrase from her mother made it all possible.
  • [16:25] Mary’s definition of dancing and how she uses this interpretation as inspiration to achieve any goal.
  • [18:50] Learn how the lives of Mary’s able bodied students are positively affected due to their close interaction with their disabled dance partners.
  • [21:05] The single biggest obstacle Mary would have to overcome in her early 20s and how that decision would open the door for everything to follow.
  • [28:05] Listen as Mary recounts her favorite Dancing Wheels success stories and the one story which will bring a tear to your eye.
  • [35:08] Learn Mary’s advice to live by and how she uses it to turn any obstacle into an opportunity.

''The arts are an avocation that chooses you. You don’t choose it.'' – Mary Verdi-Fletcher

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#92: Peace is a Choice with Life Coach Christine Khetarpal
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#92: Peace is a Choice with Life Coach Christine Khetarpal

''Peace is about not having stress and relaxing in the moment.'' - Christine Khetarpal

When was the last time you had to face a really difficult decision? One that you knew could change the trajectory of your life.

If you’ve ever struggled to find the answers, trust me, you’re not alone. But there’s good news! Where you are today, does not have to be where you are tomorrow. Ready to find the clarity you’ve been searching for?

For over 25 years, my friend and today’s guest, Christine Khetarpal, has been passionate about helping her clients make clear, confident choices that emerge them into a life they love and deserve.   

As a Certified Life Coach, Christine’s practice, Emerge Now Coaching focuses on guiding men and women through the process of deciding, “Should I stay or leave my marriage?”

Christine personally knows the impact of putting off a difficult decision. After spending over 5 years living in fear of making the “wrong” decision, experiencing stress-related health issues like shingles and continuing to hang on to hope that things will eventually get better on their own, she now realizes that hope by itself is wonderful, but the real key is making powerful choices and taking courageous action.  

Christine’s message to you is “Peace is a choice. And by standing in your power to choose, you can start to make choices that will guide you towards living your life in the front row.

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat…

  • [07:50] Why peace is a choice, even during life’s most challenging moments.
  • [13:32] Christine shares her story and explains how she used peace to find happiness in her own life.
  • [17:39] What does peace really mean?
  • [22:46] Learn what E.M.E.R.G.E stands for, so you can gain new perspective and positively transform your life.
  • [25:42] Need to overcome an incredibly hard decision? Find out when it may be time to hire a coach who can lead you through life’s most challenging moments.
  • [28:00] Discover 3 questions you can ask to become a better communicator in any relationship.
  • [33:18] What to do when you’re contemplating your commitment to something important in life.

''Am I really living a life that I want?'' - Christine Khetarpal

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#91: Discover The Art of Moment Making with Jon Berghoff and Jon Vroman
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#91: Discover The Art of Moment Making with Jon Berghoff and Jon Vroman

''Anything of any magnitude starts with a micro movement.'' - Jon Berghoff

Your entire life is made up of countless moments, and each one carries an opportunity to experience joy, fulfill your sense of purpose, and make a difference. That is the art of moment making!

What if there was a way for you to recognize and create more of these moments, not only in your life, but in the lives of those who matter the most? That’s what today’s conversation with my good friend Jon Berghoff is all about!

We want to invite you to participate in our upcoming event, The Front Row Summit, which is happening July 24-26, inside Cuyahoga Valley National Park. This is a 3-day, in-person event, limited to an intimate group of 50 individuals.

It’s a tremendous opportunity for anybody who wants to find deeper purpose and transform their life through the art of moment making. Whether you’re a parent, an entrepreneur, or someone who just wants to make the most of every moment, this event was made for you. You can learn more and apply by clicking here.

The Front Row Summit also gives you a chance to make a difference by co-creating the future of the Front Row Foundation. You’ll be encouraged to bring your ideas and insights to the table, to help support the evolution of the organization.  

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat…

  • [09:51] What is a moment maker and why does it matter?
  • [17:51] How do micro moments lead to macro movements?
  • [25:08] What to expect at the The Front Row Summit, including reconnecting with nature, finding your purpose and the future of leadership!
  • [33:42] Why nothing is impossible when you can master the art of asking great questions.
  • [43:20] Stories that demonstrate the power of capturing front row moments.
  • Want to hang out with Jon & Jon at the Front Row Summit? Apply here!  

''The way you show up in the world, is one moment at a time.'' - Jon Vroman

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#90: Loving Louder, Amplifying Your Life, and Coming Together with Motivational Messenger Preston Smiles
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#90: Loving Louder, Amplifying Your Life, and Coming Together with Motivational Messenger Preston Smiles

''It’s not happy people that are grateful, it’s grateful people that are happy.'' - Preston Smiles

What actions are you not taking because of fear? What’s holding you back from making bold moves, taking action, and creating the reality of your dreams?

In today’s conversation, I’m delighted to be speaking with Preston Smiles. Preston is a motivational messenger whose mission is to  empower, inspire and ignite a multi-generational movement of radical growth through conscious, creative content, acts of love and living boldly.

Preston believes, as I do, that we’re here to leave the planet better than we found it, and he’s committed to motivating you to join him on that mission, so you too can live your best life NOW.

Today we’re going to vibe higher, talk about gifts and gratitude, discuss stories of listening to your “first voice”, learn what it means to show up BIG for others, hear some of Preston’s life changing moments, and a whole lot more! 

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat…

  • [08:00] Preston kicks things off by sharing a super fun exercise that will help you vibe higher and positively impact the people around you!
  • [10:45] Turn the volume up on your life by turning the volume up on love!
  • [13:09] Discover true happiness with the gift of gratitude.
  • [18:44] Preston shares a heartfelt story that demonstrates the power of showing up for people when it matters the most.
  • [29:18] Preston shares his incredible journey from being shamed for learning differently as a kid to the life changing moments that pushed him towards an abundant life full of love.
  • [41:20] Giving yourself permission to level up your life.

''You get in life what you give to life.'' - Preston Smiles

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#89: Building Online for Speakers, Coaches and Authors with Amber Vilhauer
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#89: Building Online for Speakers, Coaches and Authors with Amber Vilhauer

''I believe we are all capable of great things.'' - Amber Vilhauer

If you had the opportunity to change your life, would you? How would the story unfold if you had the strength to face your biggest fears and maximize your true potential?

Today I’m talking with my good friend and trusted business coach, Amber Vilhauer. She’s here to shed light on the process she’s used to create a highly successful and sought after online business, while also sharing her best tips for busting through self-imposed limitations and unlocking extraordinary results in your life.

Amber is an online business growth mentor who supports authors, speakers and coaches to establish a powerful, integrated online presence that gets results and empowers them to make a difference in their industry.

Since starting her multi-six-figure company NGNG Enterprises (standing for No Guts No Glory) in 2007, she has spent her career impacting her community and building strong strategic alliances with industry leaders and game-changers across the web.

Amber has supported thousands of entrepreneurs on six continents to get results. She is the launch manager behind several #1 bestselling books including those for Mark Victor Hansen, Brendon Burchard, Lisa Nichols and Les Brown.

If you’re an aspiring author, speaker, life coach with a message or just someone wanting to increase your online presence and turn your passion into profit, you’ll definitely want to hear what Amber has to say.

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat…

  • [14:20] Learn what you need to do to build momentum and become more efficient at time management.
  • [16:40] The must-have project management system and other task management tools utilized by Amber for maximizing productivity.
  • [22:45] Amber shares how she hit rock bottom at 16-years-old and the decision making process that completely transformed her life.
  • [35:37] Are you prepared to push beyond fear and maximize your true potential? Find out why anyone is capable of creating extraordinary success!
  • [41:43] The single most important factor to succeeding as a coach, speaker, and/or author.
  • [47:45] Amber breaks down her thought process for helping someone earn more money in their business and create more freedom in their life.
  • [53:15] Discover one of the most effective methods for building your team and growing a results-driven business.

''I’m here to make sure that other people feel heard, empowered and loved'' – Amber Vilhauer

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#88: Purpose, People and Profits with CEO Scot Lowry
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#88: Purpose, People and Profits with CEO Scot Lowry

It’s no surprise that the quality of our lives can be directly tied to the quality of the conversations we have with the people we know, love and trust. Yet, so many of us struggle to create REAL relationships...

How do you show up for the people that matter the most? Have you lost sight of your true purpose?

Today, Scot Lowry is here to share his framework for mastering conversation and developing authentic relationships, so you can positively impact every area of your life!

Scot’s purpose is to lift people who are lifting the world. He is passionate about creating scalable, purpose-rich cultures that empower people and organizations to access their full capacity, love their work, manifest their dreams, and maximize positive contributions in the world.

He is currently the father to two teenage boys, a youth hockey coach, and the CEO of Fathom, an award-winning revenue acceleration marketing firm based in Cleveland, OH. Scot is also a Strategic Advisor to The Flourishing Leadership Institute (FLI).

Scot studied Finance and Entrepreneurship with degrees from the University of Florida (BS) and the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University (MBA), where he is also an associate instructor of entrepreneurship. In his free time, you can find him kiteboarding, playing or coaching ice hockey, or mountain biking.

In today’s conversation, Scot shares his inspiring journey, including how his original path to success only led to an empty and unfulfilling life. On the outside, he had it all. But beneath the surface, Scot was miserable. It turns out, he was completely misaligned with his “Why” and what matters the most.

You’ll find out why authentic relationships matter so much, how to better communicate with your spouse & kids, the importance of creating authentic dialogue in the workplace, and his incredible story of getting a Front Row tattoo!

''If we can talk about it, we can fix it.'' - Scot Lowry

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [02:45] Why having authentic conversations with your kids can be the best form of support.
  • [06:20] Learn how you can improve company performance and create value for clients by embracing authentic dialogue in the workplace.
  • [10:15] Have you ever had an argument with a spouse or colleague that had spiralled out of control? Find out what you can ask yourself to get things back on track!
  • [13:30] Learn how to give your “lizard brain” a break so you can communicate more effectively during difficult conversations.
  • [16:00] How to cultivate a company culture with great communication by re-framing the questions you ask.
  • [19:39] Find out how Scot’s company, Fathom, is helping middle market CEO’s to solve problems and generate more revenue.
  • [24:00] Discover the 3 P’s to naturally bring out the best in your organization.
  • [28:17] Scot shares the story of when he committed to getting a tattoo to help raise an additional $20,000 in support of the Front Row Foundation. Find out why his decision goes far beyond the charity!  
  • [44:00] He had followed the typical script to achieving success… only to find out he was completely miserable. Find out why relationships with people really matter and how you can transform an empty and unfulfilling life into one that gives you purpose and positively impacts the world
  • [48:15] The difference between hope and optimism and how it affects your ability to get the results you want in life.

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#87: MWF Motivation, Becoming the CEO of Your Life and World Peace with Rob Dial
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#87: MWF Motivation, Becoming the CEO of Your Life and World Peace with Rob Dial

''Pain is inevitable, suffering is a choice.'' - Rob Dial

How many times in your life have you found yourself saying “Life’s not fair” or allowed yourself to quit when things simply became too difficult?

What if you could bust through the emotional barriers and self-limiting beliefs? If nothing was holding you back, how would that transform your life?

Today’s conversation is with my good friend and Performance Coach, Rob Dial. He’s here to inspire and instruct you to overcome life’s many adversities along the path to true self-fulfillment and happiness.

Rob is a leader in the business and personal growth space and the Founder of MWF Motivation. He is passionate about "hacking" the human mind to unlock parts of ourselves that we never knew existed.

Rob is also a published author, podcast host, blogger and speaker that engages with people all over the world to help them become the best version of themselves.

In this personal and inspiring discussion, Rob details how he managed to overcome the debilitating effects of an emotionally absent, alcoholic father, en route to finding his path of helping people change their lives for the better.

If you’re ready to stop making excuses and start living a life that makes you feel complete, regardless of the hand you were dealt, you definitely won’t want to miss this conversation.

Here’s a breakdown of our chat…

  • [7:35] Find out how Rob overcame the uncertainty associated with a troubled childhood and confronted his demons face on.
  • [15:15] Learn what ‘acting like the CEO of your life’ entails and how doing so can unlock the door to your personal growth.
  • [21:30] Learn to be present, feel significant and find true happiness.
  • [27:45] How to guarantee your success forever, no matter what happens to you financially.   
  • [33:45] How to bust through fear and overcome self-limiting beliefs so you can accomplish ANYTHING.
  • [41:25] Rob’s step-by-step approach to finding your “Why” and uncovering your deepest motivations.
  • [50:30] Find out what drives Rob to wake up every day and why we all have a responsibility to create a more peaceful world.

''You’re already enough… there’s nothing else you need.'' - Rob Dial

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#86: Beyond Your Body, MTJM & Escaping Papua Indonesia with Adventure Athlete Tommy Danger
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#86: Beyond Your Body, MTJM & Escaping Papua Indonesia with Adventure Athlete Tommy Danger

''I literally knew that whatever I dreamed of I could do'' - Tommy Danger

Has there ever been a moment in your life when you thought “I could never do that in a million years!”?

What if instead, you believed that you could? What would be possible if you pushed past your self-limiting beliefs and decided to show up big in every aspect of your life?

Today’s conversation is with my good friend and adventure athlete, Tommy Danger, who will inspire you to push your life to the ultimate limit!

Tommy learned in his mid 20's that life wasn't about the money you make, but the lives you change. Through his love of adventure he founded a non-profit foundation called More Than Just Me that uses adventure projects to raise money and drive awareness for important causes around the world.

He is currently in the middle of his third project called More Than Just Mountains where he is climbing the Seven Summits (the highest peak on each continent) with two of his close friends to raise awareness for Cystic Fibrosis.

It's been almost 10 years since Tommy made a massive change to his lifestyle and since then he has biked from Los Angeles to Boston, ran from Seattle to Daytona Beach, and has completed four of the Seven Summits.

He currently lives in Park City, UT with his beautiful wife Alyx, their pup Boo, and a little Danger baby on the way.

In this exciting discussion, Tommy shares the lessons he’s learned through his many adventures and exactly how he’s using them to positively impact the world.

He walks us through his incredible trek through Papua, Indonesia and how he barely made it out alive. The journey included everything from hiking through tropical jungles and traversing through rivers, to climbing steep cliffs and negotiating with tribal chiefs.

If you want to learn how to turn your biggest dreams into reality, push your body to unimaginable limits, and make the most out of each and every moment that life has to offer, you definitely won’t want to miss this convo!

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat…

  • [08:22] Where did his incredible sense of adventure come from and what exactly is the story behind his nickname, Fat Tommy?
  • [12:20] Hear about his first big adventure, biking coast-to-coast from California to Boston, to raise money for at-risk teens.
  • [15:00] The importance of believing that YOU can turn your dreams into reality.
  • [16:30] Learn how More Than Just Me is using adventure to bring awareness to important causes.
  • [20:15] How to see the positive side of anything, find your internal happiness and change the world in the process!
  • [24:40] His crazy adventure to run across the US (20 miles per day for 6 months) and the single moment that made all the blood, sweat and tears 100% worth it.
  • [30:20] Find out how the More than just Mountains project is helping to drive awareness to those affected by Cystic Fibrosis.
  • [32:50] Learn how to tap into the power of your mind and push your body to the ultimate limit.
  • [40:20] The story of how he barely escaped from a remote location buried deep in the heart of Papua, Indonesia.

''We have birth and we have death. What happens between is up to us.'' - Tommy Danger

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#85: Serial Entrepreneurship, Front Row Moments & Scaling Impact with Problem Solver Jeff Hoffman
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#85: Serial Entrepreneurship, Front Row Moments & Scaling Impact with Problem Solver Jeff Hoffman

''The quality of your life is 100% dependent on the quality of the people in it.'' - Jeff Hoffman

What can you do when the only people in your circle of influence don’t believe in you?

How could stepping out of your comfort zone change the trajectory of your life and give you new perspective on the world?

Have you ever wanted to scale your business, but don’t know where to start?

These are just a handful of the powerful questions that serial entrepreneur, Jeff Hoffman, answers during today’s powerful conversation on the Front Row Factor podcast.

Jeff Hoffman is a successful entrepreneur, proven CEO, worldwide motivational speaker, and published author. He has been the founder of multiple startups, CEO of both public and private companies, and senior executive in many capacities. Jeff has been part of a number of well-known companies, including Priceline.comuBid.com, ColorJar, and more.

Jeff is a frequent keynote speaker, co-author of the book SCALE, a teacher for innovation workshops to major corporations, and a featured business expert as seen on Fox News, Fox Business, CNN, CNN International, Bloomberg News, CNBC, ABC, NPR, and in publications including Forbes, Inc., Time, Fast Company, the Wall Street Journal, and more.

Jeff received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the national CEO council for his contributions to the field of entrepreneurship, and he received the Champion of Entrepreneurship Award from JP Morgan Chase, Citibank, and Rising Tide Capital, as well as receiving the George Brown Award for International Cooperation.

Outside of the world of technology, Jeff has produced movies, has produced musical events including concerts, tours, and charity events with such artists as Elton John, Britney Spears, NSYNC, and others, and serves on numerous charity and non-profit boards.    

In this comprehensive discussion, Jeff describes his entrepreneurial journey, including the lessons he’s learned along the way and what it truly means to succeed. We talk about creating a vision and accomplishing big goals, how to make it as an entrepreneur, tips for scaling your business, the power of contribution, powerful front row moments, and a whole lot more!

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat…

  • [12:50] What can you do when the only world you know doesn’t believe in your biggest goals and dreams?
  • [15:00] Are we really all that different? Find out what Jeff discovered from traveling to 90+ countries, including the real truth about what connects and divides the human race.
  • [20:00] Learn how to embrace the beauty in others, surround yourself with amazing people and create unforgettable front row moments that can positively impact the world!
  • [25:50] What does it truly mean to be successful? Listen to Jeff’s surprising definition and the tool he used to design the ultimate life!
  • [31:09] Long-term plans get punched in the face! Learn how you can create a strong vision and successfully accomplish your toughest goals.
  • [34:20] Discover the 2 most important steps you can take in order to succeed as an entrepreneur.... And guess what? Money has nothing to do with it!
  • [36:08] Should you scale your business? If so, how? As the co-author of Scale: Seven Proven Principles to Grow Your Business and Get Your Life Back, Jeff will tell you exactly what you need to know!
  • [40:39] The 3 most important questions to ask yourself that influence how people remember you when you die.
  • [43:03] Don’t miss this incredibly powerful recipient story that defines what it really means to live life in the front row.  
  • [53:39] Jeff’s advice to anyone who wants to give back but has no idea where to start.

''Every human being should have their own red carpet moment.'' - Jeff Hoffman

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#84: Climbing Blind, Channeling Ego & 7 Summits with Adventurer Erik Weihenmayer
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#84: Climbing Blind, Channeling Ego & 7 Summits with Adventurer Erik Weihenmayer

''If I can’t move forward, then I’ll move in another direction.'' - Erik Weihenmayer

Have you ever been faced with a challenge that people told you was impossible? Did you let fear stop you from moving forward or did you persevere when nobody thought you could?  

In this inspiring conversation with Erik Weihenmayer, he’ll teach you how to harness the power of adversity, overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles, and live a life of purpose and impact!  

Erik Weihenmayer is one of the most celebrated and accomplished athletes in the world. In 2001, he became the only blind person in history to climb Mount Everest. When he stood on the top of Carstensz Pyramid in 2008, he completed his quest to climb all of the Seven Summits - the tallest peak on each of the seven continents.

In September 2014, Erik and blinded Navy veteran, Lonnie Bedwell, kayaked the entire 277-miles of the Grand Canyon on the Colorado River, considered one of the most formidable whitewater venues in the world. Erik continually seeks out new adventures, focusing his efforts on empowering people traditionally swept to the sidelines of life. He founded an organization called No Barriers, which helps people with challenges tap into the human spirit, break through barriers, and contribute to the world.

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of their Everest ascent, Erik and his team founded a new No Barriers program, No Barriers Warriors, which uses teamwork and the mountains as a transformative force to help veterans reclaim their lives after devastating injuries.

Erik is the author of two best-selling books: his memoir, Touch the Top of the World and The Adversity Advantage, which offers lessons for turning challenges into greatness. He is an internationally recognized speaker and brings his message of living a No Barriers Life to audiences around the world.

What I love most about this conversation is Erik’s unique ability to step back and find new perspective and solutions to problems that allow him to keep moving forward. At the point when most people would decide to give up, Erik just finds another route.

This discussion is loaded with inspiring stories and proof that regardless of your abilities, what’s inside of you is stronger than what’s in the way.    

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat…

  • [05:50] Learn about Erik’s “Open Heart Policy” and how it can help you find hope and possibility, even during life's most challenging moments.  
  • [07:43] Erik describes his first attempt at rock climbing as a blind kid and how it completely changed the trajectory of his life.
  • [09:00] Learn how to courageously overcome the naysayers, and turn judgement and ridicule into fuel for your toughest obstacles.
  • [14:00] Erik talks about summiting Mt. Everest, the moment that still brings tears to his eyes, and the role his incredible team played in the process.
  • [17:30] How to surround yourself with incredible people who will step up when you need them most.  
  • [19:42] Why you should stop rejecting your ego and start channeling it to do something great.
  • [23:00] Find out how Eric turned his past achievements into catalysts to push beyond his limits, learned to Kayak blind, traveled 277-miles of the Colorado River, got knocked over and beat down, and kept on moving forward!  
  • [33:00] How to manage fear and break through barriers when you’re way over your head!
  • [38:50] Erik describes why family is the greatest “no barriers” journey of them all and how he hopes to be remembered by his kids.
  • [53:30]Learn how you can rebuild and rediscover yourself in the midst of adversity.

''Your ego is the thing that makes you great.'' - Erik Weihenmayer

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#83: Stealing Fire, Finding Flow, and Hurling Down Mountains with Bestselling Author Steven Kotler
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2017-10-07 14:11:07 UTC 01:01:37
#83: Stealing Fire, Finding Flow, and Hurling Down Mountains with Bestselling Author Steven Kotler

''Flow are those enjoyable, wonderful, delightful moments of thorough engagement with the present.'' – Steven Kotler

What do the richest, happiest, and most revered people in the world know about success, that most people don’t? What if there was a way for you to tap into a higher level of consciousness and completely upgrade your life?

In today’s episode of the Front Row Factor podcast, Steven Kotler, is here to let you in on the secret formula that the uber successful are using to lead extraordinary lives.

Steven is a New York Times bestselling author, an award-winning journalist and the co-founder and director of research for the Flow Genome Project. He is one of the world’s leading experts on ultimate human performance.

His writings have been translated into over 40 languages and appeared in over 80 publications, including The New York Times, Atlantic Monthly, Forbes, Wired and TIME. He also writes “Far Frontiers,” a blog about science and culture for Forbes.com, appears frequently on television and radio, and lectures widely on technological, scientific and cultural issues, both to corporate and education institutions.

In this super entertaining conversation, Steven and I dive deep into his latest book, Stealing Fire: How Silicon Valley, the Navy SEALs, and Maverick Scientists Are Revolutionizing the Way We Live and Work.

You’ll quickly learn that stepping into an altered state of mind isn’t just for drug induced dancing bears and dead head gatherings. There is a wide spectrum of altered states of consciousness, including flow, which you can harness to improve performance, optimize your health, and achieve the impossible!

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat…

  • [09:12] Ever wonder where information actually comes from? Find out what Steven thinks and what your intuition has to do with it!
  • [11:20] Steven’s unconventional and surefire method for making any project a success.
  • [14:30] Find out why everything Steven does is organized around creating “flow.”
  • [16:14] What exactly is flow and how can it be used to optimize your mental and physical well-being?  
  • [19:00] Learn the science behind flow and it’s proven ability to fight against autoimmune conditions and life threatening illnesses.  
  • [20:20] What Stealing Fire can teach you about tapping into a heightened state of mind so you can live an extraordinary life.
  • [28:30] Steven reveals the 4 powerful forces of extasis that can improve your human performance, including the most addictive state on earth!
  • [34:00] Why isn’t everybody talking about this high performance success formula and how are these altered states of consciousness now proving to create authentic mystical experiences?
  • [43:30] Is it  possible to hunt for flow and intentionally program you're self-conscious mind?
  • [50:30] The dangers of tapping into altered states of consciousness and why we need to use these techniques wisely.

''Everything I do, is done to generate flow.'' - Steven Kotler

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#82: Blind Adventure, Growing Up Fast & Redefining What's Possible with Tim Conners
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2017-10-07 14:11:07 UTC 01:02:53
#82: Blind Adventure, Growing Up Fast & Redefining What's Possible with Tim Conners

''You never know until you do it.'' - Tim Conners

What preconceived notions and limiting beliefs are holding you back from dreaming big and living life fully? When was the last time you stepped out of your comfort zone and did something courageous?

In this powerful conversation, my friend Tim Conners, will challenge you to see life from a whole new perspective!

At the young age of 15 Tim’s life was thrown upside-down after receiving a diagnosis of t-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia. For about three months Tim would find himself in remission from the cancer, but before he had time to catch his breath it was back. Not only was it back, but this time it was attacking his optic nerves in his eyes. In approximately 48 hours Tim would lose his sight, but the real concern was how to keep him alive.

Tim would go on to receive a bone marrow transplant. What was supposed to save his life almost took him in the process. He experienced heart, lung, and kidney failure. Against all odds including doctors who prepared his family for their last goodbyes, he would make it.

Tim has chosen to use this life changing experience to gain a positive perspective and says it has "opened up his eyes to everything that was in front of him”.  Although he still faces complications today, he continues to persevere through them, and work toward his mission of living life fully, making a difference, and redefining possible.

Tim is attending his senior year at Ithaca College, studying "Communications Studies" in New York and has already taken a path as a motivational speaker, a blind adventurer, and released his first book It’s Impossible Until You Do It.

He believes people can move mountains if they move them together, and on May 22nd he is embarking on his latest endeavor called “MounTimPossible” to climb the highest mountain in Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro. His goal is to raise money for the organizations that not only saved his life, but gave him the strength to start living again so they can provide the same services to other children like him as well.

I got the pleasure of meeting Tim a few years ago, while giving a speech at Ithaca College. His story and outlook on life completely inspired me and I’ve been fortunate to call him my friend ever since.

Today, Tim is here to share his story with the Front Row Factor community. His sense of adventure, desire to live big, and his profound ability to see the world, despite being blind, is truly inspiring. Tim will show you that anything in life is possible if you willing to put your mind to it.

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat…

  • [10:09] Why nothing is impossible if you’re willing to set your mind to it.
  • [14:38] Find out how Tim beat Cancer, pushed through the adversity of losing his vision, and why he’s now taking on the challenge of climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro.   
  • [23:30] How to prioritize what matters the most, live life fully and never take no for an answer.
  • [27:19] America’s Ambassador of Hope shares his 5 principles to becoming successful.
  • [31:50] Find out how Tim’s commitment to adventure has raised over $10,000 and is positively impacting the world.
  • [33:22] Why Tim said “YES” to Mt. Kilimanjaro and what it can teach you about capitalizing on the present moment.
  • [37:29] Learn how you can help yourself by serving others.
  • [43:46] Why it’s so important to surround yourself with the right people.
  • [47:10] How to structure a challenging environment that brings out the best in you.
  • [56:42] Tim shares a powerful memory that will teach you about what it means to truly see the world!

''I believe we can move mountains if we move them together.'' - Tim Conners

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#80: The Year of Thank You with John "Izzy" Israel
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2017-10-07 14:11:07 UTC 01:04:59
#80: The Year of Thank You with John "Izzy" Israel

''What you appreciate, appreciates.'' - John Israel

What would happen if you decided to express a higher level of gratitude for the people that impact your life? And I’m not just referring to your closest friends and family. Think about the Uber driver, the grocery clerk, your children's teachers, or even your garbage man! How could acknowledging them transform your life and shape the world we all live in?

Purveyor of Gratefulness, John Israel, is a writer, speaker, business owner and Founder of The Year of Thank You project. His mission is to elevate the level of gratitude on the planet… one card at a time.

What does that even mean? Well, in this episode you’ll find out why my good friend John is on a mission to write 5 thank you cards a day, for 365 days and how it’s completely changing his life.

In addition to John’s inspiring mission, you’ll learn how to change your emotional state of mind, how to turn resentment into gratitude, why it’s so important to receive gratitude graciously, how to express it, and a whole more!

Although we often talk about gratitude, how well do we really understand the impact it can have on us? This powerful episode will demonstrate the ripple effect that gratitude is capable of creating and will leave you inspired to acknowledge and appreciate the people in your own life.

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat…

  • [06:05] John expresses what he loves the most about his wife AND the family values that show up the most for team Israel!
  • [12:34] How an abundance of thank you cards led to unexpected and transformative moments for John and his wife.
  • [17:11] How he’s elevating his level of gratitude for the planet... one card at a time.
  • [23:10] How to positively impact the world through the act of expression.
  • [27:57] How to change your emotional state of mind so you can show your true gratitude towards others.
  • [31:00] John explains the wide spectrum of people that he loves to acknowledge and how he does it, from friends, family and people he works with, to the unexpected garbage men, waiters, pilots and more!  
  • [38:18] Find out why it’s so important to receive gratitude graciously!
  • [43:59] How do you write a thank you card to someone that you hurt?
  • [47:46] Why gratitude is a choice.
  • [51:49] The peace that comes with sharing your love and gratitude.

''If you can tell them you love them, you should.'' - John Israel

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#80: Front Row Canada, Find Your Physical Limits, and Purpose + Profits with Angie Macdougall
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2017-10-07 14:11:07 UTC 01:07:54
#80: Front Row Canada, Find Your Physical Limits, and Purpose + Profits with Angie Macdougall

''There’s something that you can only learn about yourself when you’re out there by yourself.'' - Angie Macdougall

It’s easy to sit back and watch from afar. But the experience is different when you choose to live life in the front row. How are you participating in your own life? Who are you surrounding yourself with? How do they push you beyond what you thought was possible?

On today’s episode of the Front Row Factor, I interview my longtime friend and one of the best examples of someone who is living life in the front row, Angie Macdougall.

Since 1994, Angie started selling CUTCO® while she was a student at the University of Calgary. After graduation, Angie moved to Victoria, B.C. to open up a District Office. As Vector Marketing Canada grew, Angie was promoted to Division Manager and relocated to Calgary, Alberta. Angie achieved distinction in that role and was promoted to Western Canada Area as Manager in 2014. In 2016, Angie was named National Sales Manager of Canada.

Angie is a remarkable human that I look up to and admire. We’ve worked together, we’ve traveled together and she is a powerful moment maker! Angie is also an Ironman triathlete, President of Front Row Canada, has been happily married for 15 years, is a Mother to 2 amazing kids and resides in beautiful BC, Canada.

During today’s conversation, Angie shares her story, including how training for endurance sports has challenged her to push herself well beyond what she ever imagined was possible. We also talk about the spillover effects this has had on her career and how it’s impacted the lives of people around her.

This interview has so much great information. Angie will inspire you to push beyond your own limits, overcome your biggest fears, and choose how you show up for yourself and for others!

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat…

  • [11:40] Angie takes us back and gives us a peek into her childhood and what it was like growing up in a small town.
  • [12:50] Find out how endurance sports changed what she thought was possible AND what it taught her about overcoming fear, testing her limits and strengthening her mindset.
  • [19:30] When things get hard, that’s ok!
  • [21:45] Jon shares a fun story that demonstrates the anticipation principle and the power of hope.
  • [25:47] Angie shares some recipient stories about uniting as a team and pushing the limits for someone else.
  • [31:55] Why Angie chooses to support the Front Row Foundation and what makes it such an incredible charity to be a part of.
  • [36:56] The correlation between business success and giving back.
  • [42:36] Angie shares examples of how you can choose to make any moment a better experience.
  • [48:04] Angie provides a powerful explanation as to what it means to live life in the front row.
  • [54:02] Learning to capture and share the simple moments.
  • [58:24] The importance of authentically showing up as yourself.

''Having a front row moment is feeling fear and doing it anyway.'' - Angie Macdougall

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#79: Front Row Factor: Transform Your Life with the Art of Moment Making
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2017-10-07 14:11:07 UTC 01:10:44
#79: Front Row Factor: Transform Your Life with the Art of Moment Making

''Tomorrow is guaranteed to nobody'' - Jon Vroman

When you get to the end of your life, will you look back and ask:

Did I live life to the fullest?

Did my life matter?

Did I use my gifts and talents to make a difference?

If you answered “YES” to any of these questions, then you definitely won’t want to miss this interview!

In today’s episode of the Front Row Factor podcast, we’re doing something a little different. A few weeks ago I was interviewed by my good friend Jon Berghoff on Hal Elrod’s Achieve Your Goals podcast about the launch of my new book. There was a ton of positive feedback and JB pulled so much valuable information out of this conversation, that I wanted to release it to the Front Row Factor community.

For those who don’t already know, my new book Front Row Factor: Transform Your Life with the Art of Moment Making has been in the making for many years and it’s finally about to launch. The book is a collection of inspiring stories, compelling science, and life strategies that will challenge you to explore your values, establish priorities and reconnect to a higher purpose and deeper meaning within your life.

In our conversation, you’ll hear all about the collaborative process that went into publishing the book AND why I’m terrified to finally release it to the world!

We talk about the power of proximity, what the past and future can teach us about living in the present, how your physical environment impacts your success, and some incredibly powerful stories from Front Row Foundation recipients who have had to fight for their life.

You’ll also hear what it means to create a Front Row moment and how to make more of them so you can transform your own life!

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat…

  • [07:20] The collaborative creation of The Front Row Factor: Transform Your Life with the Art of Moment Making
  • [10:00] Living in the present and appreciating life’s precious moments.
  • [12:50] How to recognize a Front Row moment and create more of them in your own life.
  • [17:00] Jon shares the transformational moments leading up to the creation of the Front Row Foundation.
  • [19:00] Learn why proximity equals power!
  • [26:00] How to use hope to bring power to the present moment.
  • [28:30] My realization that people can pull strength from past experiences.
  • [33:50] The 3 areas of focus that you should pay attention to if you want to become a moment maker.
  • [41:00] What does your physical environment have to do with achieving greatness?
  • [49:15] A recipient story that demonstrates the power of the mind.

''Your mindset determines how to make the most of every moment that you’re given'' - Jon Vroman

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#78: The Millionaire Mindset, 6-Figure Flipping & Wealth Beyond Dollars with Matt Aitchison
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2017-10-07 14:11:07 UTC 01:07:15
#78: The Millionaire Mindset, 6-Figure Flipping & Wealth Beyond Dollars with Matt Aitchison

''How do I become wealthy and healthy in all areas of my life?'' - Matt Aitchison

Do you ever feel like you’re living unintentionally? Are your actions in line with your values? Maybe you’re wealthy in one area of life, but completely bankrupt in another?

These are the big questions that today’s guest, Matt Aitchison was faced with before he found purpose, redefined wealth, and created a life beyond what he ever thought was possible.

Today, Matt is a millennial entrepreneur, 7-figure real estate investor, and wealth building mentor who has had great success following his turbulent start. After being expelled his senior year of high school, to later facing felony charges in college - when all hope seemed to be lost - Matt decided that his past would not equal his future. 

He committed to personal development and leading an intentional life, and since graduating from UC Santa Barbara has gone on to found and participate in multiple companies within the real estate, construction, and education spaces. 

Matt has been ranked in the Wall Street Journal Top 1000 for real estate teams nationwide, personally flipped over 100+ houses in 5 years, hosts a top ranked motivational podcast called Millionaire Mindcast, and now passionately mentors others on increasing their income, impact, and influence through both one-on-one coaching and his real estate flipping course, 6 Figure Flipper.

During this energetic convo, you'll get to hear my good buddy "Matty A." share his journey and the defining moments leading up to his success. We talk about all kinds of cool topics, including building a legacy, redefining what it means to be wealthy, why finding your purpose is an evolutionary process, the mindset tool that allowed him to level up, and A LOT more! 

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat…

  • [08:15] Find out how Matt is helping other people, just like you, build wealth through real estate investing!
  • [12:42] What legacy means to Matt and why it’s not just about the tangible assets he leaves behind.
  • [13:43] The defining moment that led to his success AND how it’s completely prepared him to face anything that life throws his way.
  • [23:40] Wealth beyond dollars and finding true happiness by redefining what it means to be rich!
  • [28:31] Why is money important to you and how much is really enough? 
  • [34:26] The importance of determining your intentions before you go after any goal.
  • [39:00] Unpacking the disciplines, habits, and principles from the world’s most successful Millionaires.
  • [42:53] The life-long pursuit of finding your purpose.
  • [48:31] Discover the millionaire mindset tool that has allowed Matt and other busy entrepreneurs to level up in life!
  • [54:56] Giving yourself permission to unplug, disconnect… and maybe even binge watch a little Netflix.

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#77: Essentialism with New York Times Bestseller Greg McKeown
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2017-10-07 14:11:07 UTC 50:29
#77: Essentialism with New York Times Bestseller Greg McKeown

''However much time you think you have left, you have less.'' - Greg McKeown

What’s important to you right now? How are you being intentional with your time and who are you giving it to?

In today’s episode, Greg McKeown is here to empower you to reclaim control of your choices and decide where you spend life’s precious time and energy.  

Originally from London, England, Greg McKeown is the author of the New York Times bestseller, Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less and the founder of McKeown, Inc., a company with a mission to teach Essentialism to millions of people around the world. His clients include Adobe, Apple, Airbnb, Cisco, Google, Facebook, Pixar, SalesForce, Symantec, Twitter, VMware and Yahoo!.

Greg is an accomplished public speaker and has spoken to hundreds of audiences in countries around the world, including Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, China, England, Holland, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Norway, Singapore, South Africa and the United States.

In 2012 he was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. Greg now lives in Silicon Valley with his wife and their four children.

I can personally say that Greg’s book had a profound impact on the way I see life, which we’ll get into during today’s conversation.

You’ll also learn how eliminating everything that is not essential, can allow you to make the highest possible contribution towards the things that really matter the most.

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat…

  • [5:17] Why Greg removed the shackles of traditional schooling and is educating his kids through adventure!
  • [09:30] Greg explains what Essentialism is.
  • [10:15] Greg shares 2 incredibly profound insights that Essentialism has taught him.
  • [18:00] Find out how Greg’s book changed Steve Harvey’s life and how it can change yours too!
  • [22:20] What is important to you right now?
  • [26:30] Learn how to talk to your kids about Essentialism.  
  • [28:30] How Essentialism can help reshape the educational system.
  • [36:52] Greg shares a Front Row moment where he showed up BIG for his best friend!
  • [40:30] Why getting back on track is so much more important than falling off.

''The things that matter are not what I thought mattered at the time.” - Greg McKeown

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#76: The Art of Affirmations with Brianna Greenspan
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2017-10-07 14:11:07 UTC 55:16
#76: The Art of Affirmations with Brianna Greenspan

''Whatever it is that you want to do in life, don’t be afraid to do it. Don’t be afraid to fly. - Brianna Greenspan

Has anyone ever told you that you can’t do something? Did you choose to listen or did you decide to prove them wrong?

In today’s conversation, Brianna Greenspan shares how she was able to turn her most difficult adversities into her strongest superpower!

Brianna has been using the power of positive affirmations for the past 10 years to overcome the physical challenges that being born with a chronic invisible illness brings about. When Brianna decided that the labels and limitations of her medical team did not align with what she believed to be possible for her life, everything began to change. From back and neck braces, surgeries, and too many doctors' visits to count to competing in her first 10k and hiking Half Dome at Yosemite National Park, Brianna is living proof that the power of positive affirmations coupled with extraordinary faith and immense effort really can overcome the biggest obstacles.

Brianna is a Chronic illness advocate, mentor for teens and young adults with chronic illnesses, marketing consultant at FamilyTreeDna.com, author, Front Row Foundation ambassador and has been a great personal friend for years. Brianna is passionate about nature, sustainability, wellness, her advocacy work, and inspiring others to achieve their goals.

Brianna is hands down one of the most positive people I know and you’ll see why in today’s interview! Brianna discusses her incredible journey and explains how she’s been able to turn her limitations into strengths. You’ll find out why building bridges and making connections is so important to her and how helping others in their achievements can also lead to your own success. We also talk about the recipient story that changed her life, the power of environment, moment making, what a dream box is, her book “The Miracle Morning Art of Affirmations” and a whole lot more!

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [02:40] Brianna talks about her gratifying trip to Australia AND how helping others can help you achieve a better life!
  • [08:21] Find out about the challenges Brianna faces every day living with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and the lessons it has taught her about taking consistent action.
  • [13:03] Find out what Brianna’s superpower is!
  • [15:11] Find out what the Front Row Foundation means to Brianna and the recipient story that changed her life.
  • [21:30] Brianna talks about her book, The Miracle Morning Art of Affirmations: A Positive Coloring Book for Adults and Kids.
  • [31:10] The power of shaping your environment intentionally.
  • [36:10] The importance of building community, making connections and empowering your kids to follow their dreams.
  • [37:23] Find out how Brianna’s Dad became the “Father of genetic genealogy” and what his story can teach you about following your dreams.
  • [42:36] Hear about Brianna’s exciting quest this year!
  • [44:60] Two of Brianna’s favorite Front Row Moments.

''I hope I’ll be remembered as the girl that did it anyway, despite all the naysayers.'' - Brianna Greenspan

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#75: Breaking World Records, Rowing The Ocean & Clearing Bombs with Charitable Adventurer Charlie Martell
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2017-10-07 14:11:07 UTC 54:43
#75: Breaking World Records, Rowing The Ocean & Clearing Bombs with Charitable Adventurer Charlie Martell

''Somebody at some point has to get across that ocean from land to land. Why not me?'' - Charlie Martell

When life takes a turn for the worst, how do you react? More importantly, how do you prepare?

Today, Charlie Martell joins us from Baghdad, Iraq to talk about his 2012 attempt to row the North Pacific Ocean and how he survived an unexpected typhoon that capsized his boat during his journey.

A double Guinness World Record holder, Royal Engineer Charlie Martell is no stranger to adventure. Active service in Iraq, Bosnia and Northern Ireland led to a post-Army career in the humanitarian sector, where he specialized in post-conflict resolution. Working in mine-affected countries such as Cambodia, Angola and the Republic of Georgia opened his eyes to what specialists like him could do for communities living amongst mines, bombs and other debris of war.

Charlie’s previous expeditions include a 300-mile ski-trek to the Magnetic North Pole and a four-man row across the North Atlantic Ocean. Together these expeditions raised more than £250,000 for charity.

In this episode, Charlie shares his inspiring story and talks about the importance of planning for the unexpected. You’ll find out how he manages his mindset during adversity, the importance of visualizing your goals, the Kelly Clarkson song that helped him survive a Typhoon, and why he’s willing to put his life at risk again in a 2nd attempt to cross the North Pacific.

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [06:47] Charlie shares some of the incredible records he’s set and his dream to become the 1st person ever to row solo across the North Pacific Ocean.
  • [09:30] Find out where Charlie’s driving force for winning came from!
  • [11:15] Hear about the life-threatening typhoon that capsized his boat during his 1st attempt traversing the Pacific Ocean.
  • [18:20] Lessons on how to manage your mindset and emotions in the midst of adversity.
  • [23:40] Facing fear and the role that faith plays in Charlie’s life.
  • [26:15] The charitable element of Charlie’s adventures and efforts.
  • [28:20] Charlie’s unexpected yet spectacular “recovery” by a Russian ship.
  • [33:00] Why it’s critical to plan for the unexpected.
  • [35:40] The impact visualization has on achieving your goals.
  • [48:37] Find out why a lifelong adventure with countless world records wants to be remembered for his sense of humanity

''No act of human kindness is ever wasted.'' - Charlie Martell

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#74: Café Gratitude with Owner Ryland Engelhart
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#74: Café Gratitude with Owner Ryland Engelhart

''There is no waste in nature. We invented the idea of waste.'' - Ryland Engelhart

Do you feel hopeless about climate change and the damage we are doing to the planet?

In today’s conversation, Ryland Engelhart shares a proactive approach for how we can shift our behavior to reduce, restore, regenerate and rebuild a healthy ecosystem on the planet.

Ryland is a Co-Owner and Mission Fulfillment Officer of Café Gratitude, and the Co-Founder of Kiss The Ground, a non-profit that inspires and educates the public about the connection between soil, human and planetary health. 

He is is an activist, inspirational speaker and life coach, dedicated to culture, love, building community and demonstrating sustainability in business.  

Ryland is also the co-creator of an award-winning, transformational documentary film, called “May I Be Frank.”  

We chat about all sorts of fun stuff in today’s episode, including why soil is the key to saving the world, the importance of algae in the ocean, and how “Sacred Commerce” can make a difference to your working environment. We also talk about Café Gratitude, Kiss The Ground, investing in your team, and being grateful for what you get. This conversation is high level thinking with practical steps we can all take right now to care for each other and for our planet.

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [09:10] Find out how Ryland uses the presence of love to make a difference and contribute to the world!
  • [12:15] The simple act of being present.
  • [17:55] Ryland shares his mission to feed the world and cool the planet through Regenerative Agriculture. Find out how you can make an impact!
  • [26:08] What’s the difference between conventional, organic, and biodynamic agriculture and why is soil like the gut health of the planet?
  • [30:57] What are the true consequences if we don’t take action and what does algae have to do with the oxygen we breath?
  • [36:48] What is the mission and vision for Kiss The Ground?
  • [39:38] Awaken the community of love in your working environment with Sacred Commerce.
  • [45:00] Honoring the people in our lives that have passed.
  • [46:16] Investing in your team and the 10 tools for building a grateful community.

''We are the source of love that we’re looking for'' - Ryland Engelhart

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#73: Getting Paid to Speak and Why You Decide with Grant Baldwin
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#73: Getting Paid to Speak and Why You Decide with Grant Baldwin

''You get to decide how you go through life.'' - Grant Baldwin

How do you show up in your life? Do you let your past dictate how you live today? There’s no doubt that some of us are dealt worse hands than others, but how you live and experience every day of your journey is completely up to you.

YOU get to decide if life is great. YOU get to say whether or not today is going to be a good one. YOU get to choose how to wake up and make a difference. Are you ready to take control? Are you ready to live life in the Front Row?

In today’s conversation, Grant Baldwin is here to inspire you to live life on your terms and decide for yourself how you go through life. He also teaches you what it takes to get into a career as a professional speaker.

Grant is the creator of the Booked And Paid To Speak training program, a nationally known keynote speaker and author. His podcast and training site “The Speaker Lab” provides weekly training to speakers at all levels of their business.

As a speaker, Grant has given hundreds of presentations and has spoken to over 400,000 people in 45 different states through leadership conferences, conventions, and other events. His book and curriculum for students, “Reality Check”, is taught in 400 schools around the country.

In today’s episode, you’ll learn about how Grant went from a youth pastor to starting his career as a professional speaker. Grant shares his top tips for achieving success in the speaking industry and lays out the steps you can take for landing your first paid gig!

You’ll also hear about what it takes to build a successful marriage and family, the importance of relationships, the role that environment plays in your success, and why who you are is much more important than what you do.

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [03:55] Find out the key to a happy marriage!
  • [07:45] Grant shares stories from his early life as a youth pastor and his humble beginnings starting a career as a professional speaker.
  • [14:26] The dreams that make Grant come alive and how he’s helping new speakers land their first paid gig.
  • [17:05] Discover S.P.E.A.K - your road map to a successful speaking career.  
  • [22:25] Why YOU are the decision maker when it comes to how you experience life.
  • [25:50] How Grant passes on important lessons to his kids.
  • [27:10] The importance of relationships and shaping your environment.
  • [33:22] Grant shares an important mantra that he lives by every day.  

''Who you are is more important than what you do.'' - Grant Baldwin

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#72: Ultimate Health with Megan Lyons
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#72: Ultimate Health with Megan Lyons

''Health is a continuous journey of improvement'' - Megan Lyons

Have you ever struggled to maintain a healthy lifestyle, while trying to balance work, family, and everyday life? Have you let your health take a back seat to other priorities? Maybe you recognize the importance of living a healthy life, but you lack the support or you’re confused by all the conflicting information.

Well, there’s an easier way! In today’s conversation, I’m talking with health and wellness coach, Megan Lyons, who is going to inspire you to reach your health goals and feel better about your body.

Megan has shared her game-changing approach to wellness with thousands of people through personalized health coaching, health and wellness blogging, and motivational and educational speaking. As founder and owner of The Lyons’ Share Wellness she’s deeply passionate about inspiring others to feel their healthiest and happiest.

 Megan is the author of “Start Here: 7 Easy, Diet-Free Steps to Achieve Your Ultimate Health and Happiness,” a Top 10 Amazon Bestseller in Nutrition, which cuts through the mass media's conflicting and confusing promises, and instead spells out the most important nutrition information.

Megan holds degrees and certifications from Harvard University, Northwestern University, and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, and is a candidate for a Masters in Holistic Nutrition. She also  lectures widely at hospitals, corporations, and organizations.  

During today’s show, Megan recounts stories of the lives she’s been able to impact, as well as the Front Row moments from her own journey to achieving better health. We also talk about why water is so important, when to hire a health coach, the importance of celebrating successes and her realistic approach to achieving a happier and healthier life.

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat…

  • [04:20] Focusing on the positive and appreciating family.
  • [05:40] Find out how Megan helps people achieve their ultimate health and happiness.
  • [07:00] Megan shares 2 inspiring stories of people she’s helped make life-changing transformations.  
  • [10:00] Megan shares her realistic approach to health.  
  • [11:15] Why water is so important to your health AND how to create better water sources in your own home.
  • [19:27] Why your approach to health needs to change as your body does.
  • [22:54] When should you hire a health coach and how it will help you get to the next level.
  • [24:56] The importance of celebrating successes.
  • [30:35] Find out what part contribution plays in Megan’s life
  • [33:25] Why do we as humans feel the need to knock others down in order to lift ourselves up?

''I truly thrive on seeing other people excel.'' - Megan Lyons

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#71: Saving the World Through Upcycling with Matt Duncan
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#71: Saving the World Through Upcycling with Matt Duncan

''It’s about changing the way the entire family looks at the materials and the resources.'' - Matt Duncan

Do you ever feel like your ability to impact the sustainability of our planet is insignificant? What if there was a way to collectively decrease our ecological footprint while also educating kids for generations to come?

During today’s show, Matt Duncan shares his inspiring vision for how we can begin to think differently about the environment and the resources we use on a daily basis.

Matt Duncan, MAEd is an outdoor experiential educator, author, and entrepreneur whose focus is on teaching families the importance of protecting and preserving our environment. Along with his partner Brianna Greenspan, he co-founded Earth-Centric Innovations, a company which creates educational opportunities around green technologies that help to protect the planet.

Matt is also the co-author of The Upcycled Toys Club, which is an upcycling activity book intended to spark your child’s creativity by allowing parents and children to work together to create new toys, utilizing resources that are free, easily obtained, and readily available in your home.

Matt’s passion for the environment was sparked at a young age as a Boy Scout, and ever since he has always been fascinated by the wonders of nature, and is constantly on the lookout for new and innovative ways to instill the love of nature to his students. Matt’s other passions include camping, rock climbing, and any other activities that bring him closer to the Earth!

Matt was raised in Southern California, and now frequently travels to wherever adventure and nature’s beauty lie!

In this episode, Matt shares his vision for the way people look at trash. We also talk about instilling green values as a family, The Upcycled Toys Club, the value of making things better, and how we can shift our mindsets about the resources we consume.

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat…

  • [05:33] Matt takes a moment to recognize his Dad and how forward thinking of a man he was.
  • [07:11] Matt shares his 2017 vision to change the way people look at trash
  • [11:33] The path to instilling green values as a family.
  • [12:37] What is The Upcycled Toys Club and how is it protecting the earth?
  • [16:18] Find out what happens when a child is involved in the process of creating their own toys.
  • [22:10] Matt shares some of his favorite upcycling stories from around the world! [HINT: You’ll discover a cool trick to amplify your iPhone speaker!]
  • [26:30] The value of taking something in the world and making it better.
  • [34:39] Changing the way we live our lives and thinking differently about how the resources we use are impacting the world.

''30 years from now I’d like every child to know how precious the resources that we have are.'' - Matt Duncan

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#70: Visioning Strategies, Costa Rica Dreaming & Self-Publishing Success with Author Justin Ledford
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#70: Visioning Strategies, Costa Rica Dreaming & Self-Publishing Success with Author Justin Ledford

''Opportunities are everywhere, we just have to have the mind to seize them.''  - Justin Ledford

What is your vision for making your dreams come true? Do you believe you’re worthy of pursuing a front row seat to life?

During today’s show, Justin Ledford shares his powerful step-by-step approach to creating a compelling vision and being intentional about stepping up and accomplishing your biggest goals!  

Justin is an all around fun guy who loves living for the moment while planning for the future. He truly lives life to fullest and works smart so he can play hard.

His book Visions To The Top is a bestseller and teaches people how to use visualization as a daily habit to catapult themselves towards their best life ever.

He also has an online course called Self Publishing Pro which teaches people how to go from no idea to bestseller in 90 days.

In this episode, Justin shares actionable tips for visualizing your future and guides you through his powerful approach. We talk about The Daily V.I.S.I.O.N.S. Method, rewiring your subconscious mind, bringing past power into the NOW, seizing opportunity, and how all of this plays into reaching your dreams.

“You can have whatever you want in life as long as you know what you want, you have a plan for it, you intend it, and then you go out and get it.” - Justin Ledford

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat…

  • [07:15] Jon and Justin talk about the “Brag Session” and Justin shares his!
  • [08:56] Find out about Justin’s Costa Rica dream and how he actually made it happen.
  • [13:30] Find out what The Daily V.I.S.I.O.N.S. Method is and how it can help YOUR dreams come to life!
  • [16:10] Justin talks about energy and what it means to be a spiritual being.
  • [17:40] How to trigger your mind to BELIEVE using Justin’s 5 Steps to Visualization.
  • [29:00] Why visualization works, the importance of programming your subconscious mind and The Story of the Ant & the Elephant.
  • [36:60]  Justin recounts when he cut his hand off and why this became his Front Row moment.
  • [42:40] How to seize opportunity each and every day!
  • [47:18] How Justin wants to be remembered and the legacy he wants to leave.

''Our brain will believe what we program it to believe.'' - Justin Ledford

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#69: Relationships Built Through Adventure, eCommerce & Journaling with Brad Weimert
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#69: Relationships Built Through Adventure, eCommerce & Journaling with Brad Weimert

''Appreciate the little steps and know that the little steps are the victory'' - Brad Weimert

Do you know what really makes you happy? What are your core values? How did your past choices impact your life? Is it possible to wake up each day loving what you do with the people that you love?

In this episode, we have adventurer and entrepreneur Brad Weimert here to talk about being deliberate with your path, making value-based decisions, and finding fulfillment in what you do.

A mountain climber, adventurer and entrepreneur at heart, Brad Weimert developed his entrepreneurial and marketing spirit from rich life experiences.

At the age of 20, Brad began breaking national sales records as the #1 sales representative in a company of more than 30,000 and continued to do so year after year.  In 2007, Brad crossed the country by bicycle, giving speeches to at-risk youth.

With a sound basis in sales and entrepreneurship, Brad founded Easy Pay Direct; a payment gateway that has since been touted as the most critical tool on the market to facilitate high-level eCommerce and currently serves more than 60,000 merchants.

In today’s conversation, Brad shares valuable insights on building relationships through unique experiences, how structure facilitates flexibility, and the complexity of people. We talk about his adventures, the path to Easy Pay Direct, and the power of witnessing people. You’ll also learn tips on journaling from Brad himself!  

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [03:25] How to develop an American Ninja Warrior mindset so you can push through life’s biggest obstacles!
  • [08:07] Pulling adventure into business and how this helps build relationships.
  • [10:00] Discover the path to deeper relationships through difficult conversations.
  • [17:25] How Brad built Easy Pay Direct by listening to his customers and making value based decisions.
  • [24:50] How to find alignment and create structure so you can wake up and love what you do every day.  
  • [25:50] The journaling technique for creating magic moments and patterns of what’s most valuable.  
  • [31:16] The power of being witnessed!
  • [34:12] Find out how Brad’s Front Row moment with middle school kids in Phoenix crushed his preconceived ideas about how people behave.  
  • [43:00] “What do you do?” vs. “How do you spend your time?”

''When you fall on your face the first time, that’s one of the most difficult times to keep going.'' - Brad Weimert

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#68: Beyond Freedom and Perform Beyond Your Perceived Limits with Former Navy Seal Eric Davis
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#68: Beyond Freedom and Perform Beyond Your Perceived Limits with Former Navy Seal Eric Davis

''Freedom is the weakest goal you can have. That’s a goal for prisoners.'' - Eric Davis

Who do you ultimately want to become in this life? Are you making the most of every moment? Are you willing to do anything in order to pursue your biggest goals?

Today I’m talking with former Navy SEAL Eric Davis, who believes your freedom is the weakest goal you can have. As he puts it, “It’s the little patch of dirt that stands between you and the REAL goal. What would life look like if you were already free… because you are!”

Eric Davis is a former U.S. Navy SEAL who has been recognized as one of the premier sniper instructors in the U.S. military and has served as a Master Training Specialist at the SEAL sniper school in Coronado, CA.

Eric has spent years developing, writing and executing curriculum for the SEAL Teams. He trained Marcus Luttrell of Lone survivor and Chris Kyle of American Sniper.

Since departing from the SEAL teams, Eric has worked in corporate performance, sales and leadership training, bringing an unprecedented amount of innovation, efficiency and structure to the domain of business and personal performance.

Eric is also the author of "Raising Men: Lessons Navy SEALs learned from their training and taught to their sons".

In today’s session, Eric shares his background and the lessons he learned as a Navy SEAL, including how to never give up on your dreams. We also talk about the Sniper Stock Formula, the power of environment, the secret to better performance, and the importance of making every moment count, so you can take control of your life and impact the world around you.

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [07:45] Why freedom may be the weakest goal you can have.
  • [10:26] How to never give up on your dreams so you can live the life you want your kids to live.
  • [17:52] The secret formula to performing beyond your perceived limit and how he used it to drop the failure rate at sniper training school!
  • [21:11] Discover the Sniper Stock Formula to becoming an expert at becoming an expert.
  • [31:56] The importance of making every moment count.
  • [35:17] Why brotherhood is so important to your success.
  • [38:03] How process leads to performance and structure determines behavior.
  • [43:45] What is the meaning of life to you? Find out what Jon and Eric both think!

''I train people to perform beyond their perceived limits.'' Eric Davis

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#67: Overcoming Defeat & Finishing Strong with Ironman Drew Frank
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#67: Overcoming Defeat & Finishing Strong with Ironman Drew Frank

''I can’t stop now. I’ve got to keep pushing, I’ve got to go faster, I’ve got to go stronger.'' - Drew Frank

How do you react when you come face to face with the most challenging moments of your life? Do you have the mental fortitude to push forward or do you crumble at the first sight of adversity?

Today I’m talking with my long-time friend Drew Frank, who is here to share his process for overcoming defeat and conquering life’s biggest challenges!

Drew started selling CUTCO in the summer of 2003 just after he graduated high school. After graduating from Penn State, he was promoted to run an office in Denver, Colorado. Since then, Drew and his office have won seven national championships and have sold over $48 million worth of Cutco knives. He and his team hold the national record for most CUTCO sold in one year and he has won 16 silver cups, which is the Cutco equivalent to winning the Super Bowl!

Despite Drew’s EPIC success as a sales professional, he’s also had to cope with life’s many adversities, including a personal failure when competing during an Ironman Triathlon. In our chat, Drew shares the biggest lessons he learned from this failure and the mindset shift he made in order to crush his second attempt!

Our convo is a nice reminder that every problem and every challenge, no matter how difficult, can always be put in perspective. Consider that your worst day, may be everyday for somebody else. Gratitude then, offers up an opportunity to look at life from a different angle so that you can conquer any challenge that life throws your way.

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [07:54] Drew shares his secret to lasting relationships.
  • [12:37] How his decision to compete in the Ironman Triathlon resulted in positive gains for his business!
  • [17:05] How to remove the fluff and prioritize what matters the most.
  • [23:24] The biggest lessons learned from a failed Ironman and the shifts he made to crush his second attempt!
  • [33:01] The power of gratitude.
  • [36:21] Drew’s process for dealing with failure and overcoming the most challenging times in life.
  • [42:51] Find out what role contribution and service play in Drew’s life and why he’s such a big supporter of the Front Row Foundation.
  • [51:49] How his team raised nearly $100,000 for the Front Row Foundation.
  • [57:00] Why every single thing you do in life gets you either closer or further away from your goals.
  • [58:36] What can you do to make 2017 the best year of your life?

''Surround yourself with positive people who support you, believe you and push you'' - Drew Frank

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#66: Mental Resiliency, Loving Lag Time & Front Row Poetry with Author Jenna Bayne
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#66: Mental Resiliency, Loving Lag Time & Front Row Poetry with Author Jenna Bayne

''The universe will only give you the opportunity if you’re ready for it.'' - Jenna Bayne

What if you had the courage to be yourself? What would life be like if you focused on your value, rather than your flaws? What if you could appreciate what you have before you you strive to get more?

On this episode, I’m talking with one-of-a-kind author, Life Strategist and Master of Hugs, Jenna Bayne, about how to celebrate the magic moments, live in the present and seize life’s biggest opportunities!

Jenna is the size of a mouse but has the heart of a lion. She is a genuine and loving friend to those who come into her world and her passion for maximizing human potential is the basis for everything that she does.

Jenna is the author and creator of Bayne Books which is a books series that combines an educational component of personal growth and development with the entertaining component of poetry. She is known for being the "Next Dr. Seuss" and expects to live up to this label in the near future.

Her most recent work - I am Part of Nature - is an affirmation book intended to appreciate the magnificence of the body and how to show up for it the way it shows up for you.

In today’s inspiring conversation, Jenna relives the obstacles she had to overcome with her own body image and how she is now helping others do the same. We talk about overcoming criticism, building mental resilience, how your brain learns, and why it’s essential to love the lag time between the not yet and the no longer.

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [04:49] How to celebrate the magic moments, live in the present and seize life’s biggest opportunities!
  • [10:05] The 3 life-guiding principles to maximizing your full potential.
  • [13:34] How your brain learns and why this is so important to your personal growth and development.  
  • [14:37] Loving the lag time between the not yet and the no longer.
  • [16:46] The single most important question you can ask to move past criticism and overcome any obstacle.
  • [19:00] Jenna shares some inspiring stories and explains what it’s like being a life strategist for teens.
  • [29:39] A powerful strategy for building mental resilience.
  • [35:47] Jenna relives her Front Row moment with Hal Elrod.
  • [46:12] What is it that makes you feel cared for?
  • [48:45] Jenna shares a poem that will help you conquer your biggest fears!

''When we teach each other, we lift each other up.'' - Jenna Bayne

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#65: Saying Yes & Getting a Jump Start on Your Best Year Ever with Josh Painter
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#65: Saying Yes & Getting a Jump Start on Your Best Year Ever with Josh Painter

''No matter what happens, I’ll survive. No matter what happens, I’ll find a way.'' - Josh Painter

When was the last time you said no to something you felt was undeserving of your time? Have you ever thought of what might happen if you said YES more often?

On this episode, I’m talking with Josh Painter, a Front Row Foundation donor whose experience saying yes completely changed the trajectory of his entire life!  

Josh Painter is a top selling real estate broker who thrives by building lifetime relationships with his clients. Since launching Pacific Lifestyles Realty to serve Temecula, California and its surrounding region in 2010, Josh has built a powerhouse roster of 40 agents and personally sold over 500 homes. Of course, his success didn’t happen overnight. You can check out his full story here.

Creating a wildly successful business isn’t the only thing that matters to Josh. In fact, he believes his company is simply the vehicle to making a bigger difference in the world. As one example, he and his team have generously donated over $16,000 to the Front Row Foundation which allowed Front Row recipient, Jayden Avilla, a chance to experience an unforgettable Front Row moment.

During today’s interview, you’ll see what else makes Josh such an incredible human being, including the Impact Club, an organization that is creating massive change with small donations. You’ll also see Josh’s approach to setting short term goals, overcoming rock bottom moments, the power of saying “Yes”, and living life fully and authentically.

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [12:49] Find out about Josh’s outrageous goal to meet Eddie Vedder and how he actually fulfilled it.
  • [19:39] How the Impact Club is leveraging small donations to make a big difference.
  • [27:33] Discover why there’s no glory in mediocrity.
  • [28:48] Overcoming epic failures and rock bottom moments.
  • [32:09] How saying yes to a cup of coffee transformed Josh’s entire life.
  • [38:58] The secret to saying it like it is and being your authentic self.
  • [41:30] The importance of living in the NOW.
  • [44:48] The purpose of life and making the most of every moment.
  • [50:42] Knowing when to say “I quit” vs. having the fortitude to push on.

''If it can be done, then why not me?'' - Josh Painter

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#64: Becoming What You Think You Are with Darvece Monson
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#64: Becoming What You Think You Are with Darvece Monson

''I knew that I could make my life whatever I wanted it to be'' - Darvece Monson"

Can you think of the most difficult time in your life and how you were able to battle through that hardship? Maybe that moment has yet to come? Or maybe you or someone you know is facing that moment right now and the uphill battle seems insurmountable. 

Today I’m talking to Front Row Foundation recipient Darvece Monson, a courageous human being who has overcome more than her fair share of life challenges and is here to give you the power to do just the same!

In 2015, at just 34 years old, Darvece Monson founded "More Than Your Kidneys" at her hospital bedside table with $50 and a refurbished computer. A lifelong "Health Nut", nurse of 18 years, model, writer, performer, personal trainer, fitness instructor, nutritional counselor, and now newly diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease, among other health complications. In her continued pursuit to find a transplant candidate, Darvece was driven by the lack of services available to her and was thus compelled to make a difference.

This interview takes us through the ups and downs of the last 19 months when her life took a turn that was completely unexpected.  We talk about how today, she’s not only fighting for her life, but also helping others do the same. You'll find out how she finally became the person she always thought she was AND how she finds joy, even during the darkest times of her life. As a bonus, I also ask her to freestyle a little spoken word, as the front row team tipped me off that if you hand her the mic, you should prepare to be blown away.  They were right!

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [04:02] How her battle with Chronic Kidney Disease completely disrupted the world she knew and how she became a Front Row recipient.
  • [12:25] How her search for helpful resources led to her life’s mission and the non-profit organization, More Than Your Kidneys.  
  • [14:51] Darvece shares her Front Row moment and the famous comedian that she was destined to meet!
  • [25:07] How she overcame an incredibly difficult childhood and became the courageous, bold, passionate woman that she is today.
  • [27:52] Darvece throws down an EPIC freestyle spoken word performance during our call that will blow you away!
  • [33:31] How to find the joy in everything, even when life gets tough!  
  • [43:03] What her Front Row experience taught her about dreaming BIG.
  • [51:25] Find out the process for donating a kidney and helping someone in need.
  • [01:06:21] Some powerful parting advice for anyone who is diagnosed with a life altering disease!

''Now is the time to become the person you already think you are.'' - Darvece Monson

Interested in supporting Darvece?

To find out more about getting tested and becoming her kidney donor contact:

Name: Kanisha, Donor Coordinator Phone: 773-702-4500 Other info: explain you would like to get tested to be a donor for Darvece Monson, DOB 08/31/80

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#63: Success Through Failure with Wrestling Champ Jim Harshaw
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#63: Success Through Failure with Wrestling Champ Jim Harshaw

''My experience as a wrestler was fail, fail, fail, before I finally succeeded.'' - Jim Harshaw

Today I’m talking with a Division 1 All-American wrestler and all around great guy, Jim Harshaw, about success through failure.  

Jim Harshaw has learned many life lessons on the wrestling mat. Having been a Division I All-American and won three Championships for the University of Virginia, trained at the Olympic Training Center and competed overseas for Team USA, he has experienced significant triumph and devastating defeat.

He relates those powerful lessons of failure, struggle and setback to empower his audiences to overcome their own challenges and achieve success despite their inevitable failures. Jim is a speaker, executive coach and host of the Success Through Failure podcast.

This interview is packed with so many gold nuggets of wisdom! In our discussion, Jim will open your eyes to the power of failure and how it can be an awesome teacher for anyone who wants to succeed in life. We also talk about overcoming self-limiting beliefs around public speaking, the productive pause method, discovering your core values, the ultimate toy room, Jake the Snake, and a lot more!  

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [07:49] Being thankful for family and coping with the moments that are out of your control.
  • [12:29] Discover the 4 part framework that allowed Jim to create an environment of excellence and overcome his greatest failures in life.
  • [23:47] What can we learn from the pain of failure and how can we leverage it to lead better lives?
  • [28:06] How he went from bombing as a self-doubting speaker to rocking the TEDx stage.    
  • [35:35] How to find clarity of action and peace of mind through Jim’s productive pause method.
  • [42:54] What are the 3 areas of your life that you want to improve the most? [HINT: Jon shares his and you won’t want to miss it!]
  • [49:56] What does Jake the Snake have to do with you hitting your biggest dreams and goals in life?

''It’s not about me, it’s about the message that I’m sharing.'' - Jim Harshaw

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#62: Hitting Deadlines, Full Surrender & A Little Grace with Stephen Scoggins
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#62: Hitting Deadlines, Full Surrender & A Little Grace with Stephen Scoggins

''You can do today what others won’t, so you can have tomorrow where others don’t.'' - Stephen Scoggins

Today I’m talking with Stephen Scoggins about how to fully surrender so you can G.R.O.W. in all areas of your life!  

While sleeping in his car, Stephen started Custom Home Exteriors, which is now a multi-million dollar business. He then went on to became a top-selling author and speaker with a huge heart for helping others. He founded the Journey Principles Institute, whose team is dedicated to the relentless pursuit of serving others by helping them grow past life’s obstacles and allowing them to fulfill their true life-giving purpose and passion.

During today’s interview, Stephen shares his incredible journey, including a battle with depression, homelessness, and being on the brink of suicide. Find out how he transformed his life and why he’s now on a path to serving others overcome their own life struggles.

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [09:54] Learn how your team can develop a “whatever it takes” mentality in order to hit ANY deadline.
  • [19:57] Become the hero of your own journey with The Ultimate Life Kit!
  • [22:55] The value of life and understanding what’s most important.  
  • [25:22] 2 messages from 2 mentors that helped him steer the ship away from disaster and into an adventure of uncharted territory.
  • [56:21] Discover the 3 breakthroughs of life.
  • [57:30] The power of grace and surrender.
  • [58:14] What is prides prison and how could this be holding you back?
  • [59:19] Learn to surrender so you can G.R.O.W. in every aspect of your life.

''I surrender myself to something stronger than myself and in that I find renewed strength.'' - Stephen Scoggins

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#61: Your Best Year Ever with Jon Berghoff
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#61: Your Best Year Ever with Jon Berghoff

What does your best year ever look like?  In 12 month from now, if things were exactly as you wish, what would be different?  How can we accelerate our individual and collective evolution? How can we manage our emotions and develop mental resilience? My guest today says, “Our questions are fateful” and we ask some HUGE questions that can shape the future in some very exciting ways.

For those who don’t already know who Jonny B is…

Jon serves as co-founder and Managing Partner of the Flourishing Leadership Institute. He previously served as the head of sales for the direct sales team at Vitamix Corporation, where revenues grew by 400% in less than 4 years, and their team expanded from 175 to 600+ members. His work on Appreciative Leadership, Emotionally Intelligent Negotiating and Influence has brought him to Australia, Japan, UK, and South America. Jon is in high demand, known for his authenticity and highly engaging style of creating powerful learning experiences for participants.

Jon also serves on the Board for the Front Row Foundation, is my partner with the Dads Retreat and Speaker Trainer Experience.  He along with our friend Hal Elrod, co-hosts the Best Year Ever Blueprint.  Over the past 3 years, I’ve watched people from all over the world make massive shifts in their lives as a result of being at this event (myself included).   I asked Jon if we could take a look behind the scenes at how he designs this event and why people are so impacted after just 3 days.

If you are going to BYEB, you’ll love this call — consider it a preview/training call!

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat…

  • [11:30] What questions did Jon ask and what guiding principles were used to create such an experiential event? *you can use as a guide for your own personal and business planning
  • [22:40] Jon shares two powerful stories which provide perfect examples for you to model
  • [26:43] How can your business do GOOD and do WELL?  (ie.  Be profitable & give to the world in huge positive ways)
  • [32:15] What does it mean to say, “the truest value comes from the unknown relationships that are yet to be formed”?
  • [34:42] An effective strategy to get the most out of the Best Year Ever Blueprint event or ANY event you attend
  • [38:01] How Jon answers my question “What are the images (ie. vision) you see for the event?”  If you’re going or have not idea what BYEB is, his answer will still melt your face off 
  • [41:48] Discover one small step you can take TODAY to start creating your best year ever

 

#60: Bourbon, Bold Moves & Radical Generosity with Andrew Smallwood
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#60: Bourbon, Bold Moves & Radical Generosity with Andrew Smallwood

''Every time you see me you’re going to see a better version of me'' - Andrew Smallwood

Today I’m talking with Andrew Smallwood about serving others and making a difference!

Andrew is the Chairman of the board of directors for Front Row Foundation and is helping grow the charity to have its biggest year in revenue to date. He is also the founding gastronaut and president of Eatership Inc. which delivers products and services to connect people with enhanced, exceptional dining experiences.

He is passionate about finding the best fine dining restaurant experiences in every city, state, country, and continent he visits as well as the best cheeseburger.

Andrew is a member and mentor at the Nashville Entrepreneur Center and invested his undergraduate years becoming the first ever Organizational Sciences major at The George Washington University.

During today’s interview, Andrew explains his role with the Front Row Foundation and how it’s helped him and the people around him, live a fully engaged life. We get a chance to talk about The Front Row philosophy, the power of feeling together, how to show up BIG for others, a challenge to make bold moves, radical generosity, and so much more!   

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [05:14] Andrew explains how he became Chairman of the board of directors for the Front Row Foundation.
  • [07:37] Find out how Andrews family shaped who he is and the traditions they share around the table!
  • [14:31] Why he chooses to invest so much of his time to the Front Row Foundation AND how it’s led to living a fully engaged life for him and the people around him.
  • [19:10] The power of feeling together!
  • [25:17] Discover how Best Year Ever Live can completely change your life.
  • [31:35] Find out how a team of Ambassadors and $11 donations are moving mountains and making a difference.   
  • [35:42] How an Uber ride and a bottle of bourbon lead to thousands of dollars towards the foundation.
  • [49:33] Andrew shares how he sees the world and how to show up bigger and better for the people in your life.
  • [51:38] A challenge to make bold moves for radical generosity.
  • [55:21] The difficulty of striking a balance between positive and challenging emotions at the exact same time.

''I would love the message of my life to be one of kindness and generosity'' - Andrew Smallwood

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#59: Ignite Your Personal Evolution with Mike Merriam
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#59: Ignite Your Personal Evolution with Mike Merriam

''As long as you’re acting in alignment with your positive core, you’re guaranteed success.'' - Mike Merriam

Today I’m talking with Mike Merriam about the values, strengths and priorities that make up your Positive Core!

Mike is a successful and dynamic business executive, author, keynote speaker, and the CEO of Evolving Enterprise, where he is committed to the mission of inspiring human systems to their highest and best form by encouraging the development of for-purpose and socially conscious individuals, businesses, and organizations.

Through his books, keynote speaking, leadership training, and whole-system Appreciative Inquiry Summits, Mike teaches people and entire systems of people in a company or community how to create the foundation and the framework to develop new configurations of strengths, talents, wisdom, experiences, and perspectives that render their weaknesses irrelevant.

He recently authored his first book, Closer Than You Think - Six Fundamental Questions to Ignite Your Personal Evolution, and is most interested in helping people and organizations discover and implement their Values, Strengths, and Priorities, which he calls, the “Positive Core”.

During today’s interview, Mike shares his story and the inspiring transformation that allowed him to leave a life of mediocrity. We get a chance to talk about his new book “Closer Than You Think”, the Positive Core concept, the A.V.I.D framework, acting in the face of fear, Appreciative Inquiry, and the fundamental questions you can ask to maximize life and unlock your true potential.

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [08:55] Find out how Mike left a mediocre life and uncovered his full potential.
  • [13:30] What makes up your “Positive Core” and how can it guarantee your success in anything you do.
  • [15:30] Mikes shares how he moved from a stressful life that he hated to living life in the Front Row.
  • [18:56] Discover the 6 fundamental questions to ignite your personal evolution.
  • [27:19] How to maximize your values, strengths and priorities so you can create a radical future.
  • [30:21] Conquer every day with the A.V.I.D framework!
  • [32:38] How to act in the face of fear and crush limiting beliefs.
  • [38:02] The importance of spending time with people that serve you the most.
  • [43:56] Mike explains why he supports The Front Row Foundation.
  • [45:54] Mike asks Jon the #1 question that will give you the biggest glimpse into someones life.

''Act in the face of fear... Feel the fear, but do it anyway.'' - Mike Merriam

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#58: The #FrontRowLife Challenge Day #50
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#58: The #FrontRowLife Challenge Day #50

''It’s finding a moment where you have something to appreciate.'' - Nina Perez

Today I’m talking with Nina Perez about her inspiring daily commitment to live life in the Front Row!

Nina Perez, originally from Argentina, is widely recognized as one of Vancouver’s best salsa and tango dancers, instructors, and performers, and is known for her style and grace on the dance floor. As the Founder of DanceToday.TV, her focus is on providing high-quality and professional instruction in a positive and fun environment.

During today’s interview, Nina shares her story and the inspiring commitment that she and her son are making to document their favorite Front Row moments every day for an entire year. We talk about how this experience has impacted their lives and the lives of those around them.  

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [07:02] Find out how a life long passion for dance led Nina to a professional career as a dance teacher.
  • [08:26] Discover Nina’s approach to becoming a great teacher, both in her professional life AND as a parent.
  • [13:31] Why Nina and her son Gavin are documenting living life in the Front Row.
  • [20:20] The importance of recognizing the full worth of life’s most precious moments.
  • [21:48] Where did this Front Row challenge all start and how has it inspired others to join in?
  • [29:30] Nina shares her strategy for consistently capturing and posting her Front Row moments.
  • [35:48] Investing in yourself and the trip Nina took that changed her life forever.
  • [41:43] How is Nina becoming the greatest version of herself? [HINT: She’s basically the female version of Jason Bourne!
  • [43:06] What dance can teach you about leading and following in your own relationships.

''It doesn’t have to take a long time for you to just put your hands up'' - Nina Perez

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#57: The Miracle Morning for Salespeople with Ryan Snow
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#57: The Miracle Morning for Salespeople with Ryan Snow

''We attract the people we become'' - Ryan Snow

Today I’m talking with Ryan Snow about The Miracle Morning for Salespeople!

Ryan Snow is a #1 Best-Selling Author, Sales Leader, Business Coach, and Teacher at heart. With over seven years in a classroom and several more as a business coach and mentor, his mission is to help people achieve extraordinary results in life and in sales through personal and professional development.

Ryan’s first book, The Miracle Morning for Salespeople with Hal Elrod and Honorée Corder, expands on Hal’s original Miracle Morning message of exponential growth by seizing the first vital hours of the morning to grow personally by connecting that personal development with professional development and habits to increase sales.

Ryan prides himself on helping salespeople, sales teams, entrepreneurs, and small business owners overcome fears and limiting beliefs and develop daily habits that will catapult their sales and business to new levels.

During today’s interview, Ryan shares his story and what to expect from his new book. We also talk about focusing on the things that matter the most, living in the present moment, mindset, relationships, environment, and so much more!

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [09:30] The Front Row moment that helped Rayn realize he was capable of achieving anything he put his mind to.
  • [15:36] Helpful tactics for staying focused on the things that matter the most.
  • [17:58] Discover Ryan’s meditation practice and how it helps him overcome daily challenges.
  • [23:49] What is the Miracle Morning and how can it kick-start anyone’s day, even your kids!
  • [28:15] The benefits of journaling and celebrating the small victories.
  • [32:31] What is the difference between the The Miracle Morning and The Miracle Morning for Salespeople?
  • [39:49] How can transition time between activities impact how we show up in the Front Row of life?
  • [43:29] The single most important steps to managing mindset, relationships and environment.
  • [47:32] How to say no to people who want one-on-one time with you?
  • [53:55] Understanding that good or bad, everything happens for a reason.

''I don’t ever want to get to the end and feel like I settled for mediocrity'' - Ryan Snow

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#56: Creating Magic Moments with Magician Jeff Kaylor
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#56: Creating Magic Moments with Magician Jeff Kaylor

''The most important thing that we have is the present moment and being with the people in front of us'' - Jeff Kaylor

Today I’m talking with Jeff Kaylor, who is here to show you how to think like a magician so you can create magic moments in your life and the lives of those around you!  

Jeff Kaylor is a magic creator, consultant, performer, speaker, and cinematographer. He has been on a tour of the world, performing and teaching magic in over 300 cities in 21 countries. Jeff is also the co-founder of the Magic Estate in Orlando, Fl which he explains during the show.

Jeff is currently touring the country speaking for companies and creative societies with his “Creating Magic Moments” speech. Jeff teaches the techniques of world renowned magicians so that his audience can create memorable moments and unforgettable relationships in their lives and businesses.

During today’s interview, Jeff describes how he got his start as a magician and how it helped him break out of his shell. We dig deep on a number of powerful topics like breaking patterns to amplify your life, creating deeper, more intentional relationships, the importance of living in the present, and believing in the people around you.

This interview is loaded with so much value and solid advice from a new friend that I truly admire. You won’t want to miss a bit of it!

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [07:00] Find out why Jeff lives with a mindreader, motivational speaker, illusionist, magician, inventor, dolphin trainer, lawyer, and a comedian.
  • [13:06] Jeff shares how he’s helping others create magic moments in their own daily experiences.
  • [15:56] Find out how breaking patterns with a rubber shrimp got Jeff booked at the #1 tourist destination in the world!
  • [21:03]How to train yourself to be creative and use the Magic Moment Mindset to improve your life AND the lives around you.
  • [26:27] The importance of living in the present moment and breaking routine.
  • [43:31] What do best friends, Worthday’s, and bacon roses all have in common?
  • [49:08] Discover how to love the people in your life, better.
  • [54:09] Believing in the people around you so they can believe in themselves.
  • [58:16] Jeff shares his thoughts on death and the major impact that his Father had on his life.

''How can I make everyone else the main event?'' - Jeff Kaylor

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#55: The Book Of Open with Jason MacKenzie
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#55: The Book Of Open with Jason MacKenzie

''You have so much power to influence the world, you just have to believe it.'' - Jason MacKenzie

Today I’m talking with Jason MacKenzie, who is here to talk about the power of vulnerability!

Jason is a father, speaker, author and coach.  He shows people around the world how to create their best lives by finally finding the courage to share their real stories.   

Jason is sharing the important life lessons he has learned from his harrowing personal journey.  He is a survivor of his wife's battle with bipolar disorder and subsequent suicide and has overcome a decade-long battle with alcohol.  His driving purpose is to propel those who want more from their lives to increasingly higher levels of personal and professional performance through cultivating the power of vulnerability.  He teaches them it’s in the crucible of authenticity where they will develop unlimited strength, courage and wisdom.

His goal is to equip every person with the tools to be honest with themselves about who they really are and to make choices that will create more of what they want in their lives.

During today’s interview, Jason shares his incredible journey of hardships and transformational moments. We also talk about the power of vulnerability, making small contributions, teaching your kids to take ownership, his new book, and lot’s more!

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [04:46] Jason explains that he’s finally building the life he was put on this earth to build.
  • [10:35] Jason shares the story of his wife’s battle with bipolar disorder and the moments leading up to her tragic suicide.  
  • [18:11] Find out how The Hero’s Complex enabled Jason’s drinking problem and the powerful words that completely transformed his life forever.
  • [23:04] How vulnerability can help identify what to CREATE and LOVE the most in your life.
  • [32:24] How to find your passion through openness and making small contributions.
  • [36:05] When is vulnerability self serving and intrusive and how you can turn it into the key ingredient to serve others.
  • [39:57] Advice to Fathers for creating an unbreakable bond with their children.
  • [44:01] Teaching your kids to take ownership of their lives through the power of choice.
  • [45:48} Why it’s okay admit to your kids when you just don’t know.

''When you’re afraid to tell yourself the truth, you can’t be honest with anybody else.'' - Jason MacKenzie

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#54: Order of Man with Ryan Michler
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#54: Order of Man with Ryan Michler

''I’m really comfortable now doing it my own way. In fact, I thrive on it.'' - @orderofman

Today I’m talking with Ryan Michler, who is here to talk about being a man!

Ryan Michler is the creator of Order of Man, a community that focuses on anything from self-mastery to family, from money to contribution and that's just scratching the surface.

Ryan is a husband, father, Iraqi Combat Veteran and shares what’s on his mind.

He believes that most, if not all, of the world's biggest problems could be solved if males everywhere learned how to be better husbands, fathers, friends, and leaders. He's on a mission to help all men become the men they were meant to be.

During today’s interview, Ryan shares the incredible journey of self-discovery that led him to doing things HIS way and what he’s doing now to help men around the world transform their lives.

During our chat we talk about uncovering your strengths, fatherhood, The 3 P’s to becoming a man, taking action, and so much more!

Men, this show is for you. Enjoy.

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [05:13] Find out how Ryan’s company, Order of Man got started and how it can help you become the man you were meant to be!
  • [08:34] Finding peace and caring less about what other people think.
  • [11:47] Ryan shares how he stepped up big and jumped into the front row of life by doing things his way!
  • [18:45] How to tap into your strengths and uncover what really sets you apart.
  • [21:13] Teaching your kids life lessons through family traditions.
  • [23:30] Discover the 3 P’s to becoming a man and the importance of creating a rite of passage with your kids to transition into adulthood.
  • [28:19] Ryan talks about his time serving in Iraq and the value of separation.
  • [35:54] Creating a world where your kids are completely self-reliant.
  • [37:11] How Ryan uses the power of questions to to strike a balance between compassion and toughness with his kids.
  • [49:57] The importance of taking action and taking control of your life.

''I have a moral obligation to share what I have learned, so that men don’t experience the same things that I experienced.'' - @orderofman

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Bonus Q&A with Will Little
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Bonus Q&A with Will Little

BONUS SHOW!!!! You wanted more, so this is the encore episode! This a quick follow up interview from the main show, usually about 10-15 minutes and its questions from YOU to our guest. Join the community at FrontRowFriends.com and let us know what questions we should ask our future guests! We’ll give you a shout out on the show! Listen to all full-length episodes online at FrontRowFactor.com, on iTunes or Soundcloud. Enjoying the Front Row Factor Podcast? If you're an iTunes user... we’d love to have you Subscribe, Rate & Review the show! \o/ <-----our electronic front row symbol!

#53: Teach Peace with Will Little
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#53: Teach Peace with Will Little

Today I’m talking with Will Little, who is here today to teach peace!

Will and his four sisters were raised in a single parent home. Without a father or father figure, Will followed a difficult path eventually dropping out of high school in the 10th grade. By 19, Will was convicted of 3rd degree murder and was facing serious jail time.

While in prison, he chose to turn his life around and got his diploma. He started educating himself, devouring books, writing poetry, and transforming the lives of the people around him.

After ten years, rehabilitated and reformed, Will was released from prison to start a new life, but finding employment wasn’t easy with his criminal record. Not wanting to go back to a life of guns and drugs, Will decided to become a barber. He used one of his unemployment checks to get the supplies needed and learned how to be a barber on the job.

Today he’s on a mission to share his message and is promoting PEACE through a movement he started called “Peace Live In It” which is all about creating positive energy, promoting peace, and preventing violence.

During today’s interview, Will takes us on his unbelievable journey and shares how 10 years behind bars completely transformed his life. During our chat we discuss so many great topics, including the importance of knowledge, overcoming anger, the power of forgiveness, giving  back, and understanding your purpose in life.'

''I started writing poetry, which became my therapy''

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [06:25] Will shares his INCREDIBLE life story from growing up in a violent home without a father, to selling drugs and watching friends die. Find out how he was eventually convicted of 3rd degree murder.
  • [14:43] How a love for poetry became his therapy inside prison and allowed him to transform his life and the lives of those around him.  
  • [20:07] Find out why the prison system is broken and is built to bring people back.
  • [24:25] Discover why knowledge is the key to a life of pleasure.
  • [27:58] How to overcome anger and redirect your energy to positively impact the world!
  • [30:35] Learn to heal yourself through the power of forgiveness.
  • [41:32] Giving back and understanding your purpose in life before you reach death.  

''The best thing you can have to enjoy a life of pleasure, is knowledge'' - Will Little

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4 MIN FRIDAY - Create Magic with Appreciative Inquiry
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4 MIN FRIDAY - Create Magic with Appreciative Inquiry

Each week, Jon delivers an inspirational and educational “4 Minutes In The Front Row” episode where he shares ideas for being fully alive, or as we like to say, Living Life In The Front Row™. Proximity is power, and what you keep in your front row influences your mindset. What are you feeding your mind each week? Creating a powerful front row, with people, places and things will support the #1 most important factor — YOUR MINDSET!

How you get to the Front Row is by either changing your seat, or accepting, embracing and rocking out in the one you have. You deserve a front row seat. You're worth it. Let’s go get it, together!

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#52: The Entitlement Cure with New York Times Best Selling Author John Townsend
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#52: The Entitlement Cure with New York Times Best Selling Author John Townsend

''Very successful people fail all the time and they’re not afraid of it'' - John Townsend

Today I’m talking with Dr. John Townsend, who is here to discuss the concept of entitlement.

John is a New York Times bestselling author, business consultant, leadership coach and psychologist. He has written or co-written 30 books, selling 10 million copies, including the Boundaries series; Leadership Beyond Reason; and his newest book, The Entitlement Cure.

John is founder of the Townsend Institute for Leadership and Counseling, which offers graduate degrees and credentialing in Organizational Leadership, Executive Coaching, and Counseling. He is the Clinical Director of the American Association of Christian  Counselors.

For more than twenty years Dr. Townsend has engaged with leaders, organizations and  individuals around the globe, offering them life-changing solutions to their problems.

During today’s interview, John educates us on the the concept of entitlement and how it prevents people from tackling challenges and finding success. During our chat we discuss his new book, the difference between opportunity and entitlement, why you should let your kids experience failure, stopping to celebrate the wins, discovering your life’s mission, and so much more.

John brings so many years of wisdom to this interview, that I can promise you won’t want to miss this discussion!

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [04:37]  Find out how to become a world-class leader with the Townsend Institute of Leadership and Counseling
  • [08:43] John Townsend shares one of the most transformational moments of his life.
  • [13:18] The Entitlement Cure: Finding Success In Doing Hard Things The Right Way
  • [16:18] How to teach your children the difference between opportunities and entitlement
  • [18:46] The difference between “I deserve this” and “I’m responsible to get this” AND Jon Vroman’s transformative moment!
  • [23:37] The balance between letting your kids struggle and deciding to step in to help.
  • [29:27] Why stopping to celebrate is a critical step before moving on to the next big thing.
  • [32:42] Taking the time to carve out your life's mission.

''Change your wording from ‘I deserve this’ to ‘I’m responsible to get this’.'' - John Townsend

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4 MIN FRIDAY - Art of Affirmations
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2017-10-07 14:11:08 UTC 03:56
4 MIN FRIDAY - Art of Affirmations

Each week, Jon delivers an inspirational and educational “4 Minutes In The Front Row” episode where he shares ideas for being fully alive, or as we like to say, Living Life In The Front Row™. Proximity is power, and what you keep in your front row influences your mindset. What are you feeding your mind each week? Creating a powerful front row, with people, places and things will support the #1 most important factor — YOUR MINDSET!

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Bonus Q&A with Bart Wisniowski
10:52
2017-10-07 14:11:08 UTC 10:52
Bonus Q&A with Bart Wisniowski

BONUS SHOW!!!! You wanted more, so this is the encore episode! This a quick follow up interview from the main show, usually about 10-15 minutes and its questions from YOU to our guest. Join the community at FrontRowFriends.com and let us know what questions we should ask our future guests! We’ll give you a shout out on the show! Listen to all full-length episodes online at FrontRowFactor.com, on iTunes or Soundcloud. Enjoying the Front Row Factor Podcast? If you're an iTunes user... we’d love to have you Subscribe, Rate & Review the show! \o/ <-----our electronic front row symbol!

#51: Build Your Bucketlist with Bart Wisniowski
57:04
2017-10-07 14:11:08 UTC 57:04
#51: Build Your Bucketlist with Bart Wisniowski

''I want to inspire 10,000 people to knock something off their bucketlist''

Today I’m talking with Bart Wisniowski about creating and conquering your Bucketlist!

Bart is the Founder and Chairman of Radness at BucketList.org, an organization with a mission to help people create, manage, and check off their biggest dreams and goals.

During today’s interview, Bart takes us on his entrepreneurial journey and the steps leading up to founding BucketList.org. During our discussion, we chat about business mentors, time & resources, the corporate bucketlist, productivity & planning, encouraging your kids to dream big, and much more!

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [11:06] 3 pieces of advice for young entrepreneurs who want to succeed with their business.
  • [12:57] Find out why Bart sold his web development business to start a company that’s dedicated to helping people track and achieve their bucketlist goals.
  • [14:20] Bart describes the moment where he moved from the back row to the front row of life.
  • [16:31] What you can do to find a quality business mentor.
  • [20:17] How to stop making excuses and do the things you want, when time and resources are limited.  
  • [23:55] How to incorporate the bucketlist into your company culture and help employees live out their biggest dreams.
  • [32:07] Bart gives you some of his best productivity and planning tips.
  • [37:46] How to encourage your kids to dream big so they can knock things off their own bucketlist.
  • [41:10] Taking risks and the value of hard work.

''If I put my mind to something, it takes a lot to stop me.''

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4 MIN FRIDAY - Timing Over Topic
05:20
2017-10-07 14:11:08 UTC 05:20
4 MIN FRIDAY - Timing Over Topic

Each week, Jon delivers an inspirational and educational “4 Minutes In The Front Row” episode where he shares ideas for being fully alive, or as we like to say, Living Life In The Front Row™. Proximity is power, and what you keep in your front row influences your mindset. What are you feeding your mind each week? Creating a powerful front row, with people, places and things will support the #1 most important factor — YOUR MINDSET!

How you get to the Front Row is by either changing your seat, or accepting, embracing and rocking out in the one you have. You deserve a front row seat. You're worth it. Let’s go get it, together!

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Encore Q&A with Jim Sheils
09:40
2017-10-07 14:11:08 UTC 09:40
Encore Q&A with Jim Sheils

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#50: Family Board Meetings with Author & Entrepreneur Jim Sheils
01:06:19
2017-10-07 14:11:08 UTC 01:06:19
#50: Family Board Meetings with Author & Entrepreneur Jim Sheils

''There’s absolutely no substitute for quality time'' - Jim Sheils

Today I’m talking with Jim Sheils about the most important and powerful board meeting you’ll ever have!

Jim Sheils is on a clear mission in this lifetime: deepen relationships and improve education for entrepreneur families.

His popular “Family Board Meeting” strategy has helped parents worldwide reconnect with their children in fun & experiential ways. By creating “The Education Matrix”, Jim is also helping to change our educational system and better prepare our children for the more practical affairs of life.

Jim’s company, Board Meetings International LLC, hosts parent/child retreats and specialized events. Using the principles of experiential education, they teach the important lessons not taught in school and strengthen the relationship between successful entrepreneurs & their children.

Jim is an avid surfer, enjoys traveling and spending quality time with family and friends, especially his beautiful wife Jamie, his two sons, and their little sister, Maggie.

During today’s interview, Jim shares how he developed a passion for parenting and is now helping entrepreneurs create deeper connections with their families. We also chat about the importance of rhythms, dealing with overwhelm, educating your kids, The Family Board Meeting, and lot’s more!

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [10:59] How the family board meeting strategy is helping entrepreneurial families!  
  • [13:34] The 3 guidelines for creating deeper connections with your children
  • [16:14] How to Rhythmize your life so you can accomplish greatness
  • [22:46] The pinnacle moment that led to his passion for parenting
  • [30:28] The Board Meeting Retreat - the only retreat on Earth designed to grow entrepreneurial family connection and educate kids in the values that YOU care about.
  • [34:25] A willingness to break protocol, be vulnerable, and give your kids the best education possible
  • [39:31] Find out how to deal with overwhelm

''Rhythms are the absolute tool to freedom'' - Jim Sheils

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4 MIN FRIDAY - The Best Birthday Gift
05:57
2017-10-07 14:11:08 UTC 05:57
4 MIN FRIDAY - The Best Birthday Gift

Each week, Jon delivers an inspirational and educational “4 Minutes In The Front Row” episode where he shares ideas for being fully alive, or as we like to say, Living Life In The Front Row™. Proximity is power, and what you keep in your front row influences your mindset. What are you feeding your mind each week? Creating a powerful front row, with people, places and things will support the #1 most important factor — YOUR MINDSET!

How you get to the Front Row is by either changing your seat, or accepting, embracing and rocking out in the one you have. You deserve a front row seat. You're worth it. Let’s go get it, together!

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#49: The Miracle Morning for Parents with Mike McCarthy
01:15:09
2017-10-07 14:11:08 UTC 01:15:09
#49: The Miracle Morning for Parents with Mike McCarthy

Today I’m talking with Mike McCarthy about how to bring out the best in your kids and your SELF!

Mike McCarthy is a serial entrepreneur and co-founder and CEO of the GoBundance Adventure Masterminding Group, co-author of the Miracle Morning for Parents and Families, co-creator of GratefulParent.com, investor in Tomoka Brewing Company, and is the Regional Owner for the Keller Williams Realty Greater Pennsylvania Region, which covers Delaware, Pennsylvania, and Southern New Jersey.  

One of Mike’s top priorities is spending time and traveling with his wife Lindsay, their son, Tyler and daughter, Ember.

In his spare time, he runs trails, kayaks, climbs mountains and brews his own beer. He loves to snowboard in the winter and during the summer months he’s climbed 24 of the 54 highest peaks in Colorado and has a lifetime goal to bag them all.

During today’s interview, Mike shares how he and his wife teamed up with Hal Elrod to write the book “The Miracle Morning for Parents and Families”. We also chat about how Mike overcame depression, the 5 pillars of GoBundance, giving our kids the best education, the Front Row Dads Retreat, and much more.

''Find someone who doesn’t believe in themselves, and believe in them.'' - Mike McCarthy

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [05:41] The ah-ha moment that lead to writing “The Miracle Morning for Parents & Families”
  • [11:02] What is the Miracle Morning?
  • [12:56] What pulled Mike from depression and helped him grow his Keller Williams team to over 6,000 agents
  • [22:29] The importance of surrounding yourself with the right tribe
  • [24:34] The 6 pillars of the GoBundance tribe, which is a great checklist for your own life
  • [32:25] The 6 things you can do with your kids in order to get the day started off right and live a charmed life
  • [39:25] We get into a chat about education and the role we play as educators in our children's lives
  • [49:34] The Front Row Dads Retreat - The live event where you can learn to be a great dad!

''If you want to have a big life and have a big business, you better not be a control freak'' - Mike McCarthy

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4 MIN FRIDAY - Give Your Attention To The Right People
04:51
2017-10-07 14:11:08 UTC 04:51
4 MIN FRIDAY - Give Your Attention To The Right People

Each week, Jon delivers an inspirational and educational “4 Minutes In The Front Row” episode where he shares ideas for being fully alive, or as we like to say, Living Life In The Front Row™. Proximity is power, and what you keep in your front row influences your mindset. What are you feeding your mind each week? Creating a powerful front row, with people, places and things will support the #1 most important factor — YOUR MINDSET!

How you get to the Front Row is by either changing your seat, or accepting, embracing and rocking out in the one you have. You deserve a front row seat. You're worth it. Let’s go get it, together!

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#48: Collaboration, Power of Now & Going All In with Award Winning Filmmaker Nick Conedera
01:06:48
2017-10-07 14:11:08 UTC 01:06:48
#48: Collaboration, Power of Now & Going All In with Award Winning Filmmaker Nick Conedera

''Amazing things happen when human beings create stuff'' - Nick Conedera

Today I’m talking with Nick Conedera about the making of his film, Sharp.

Nick is a filmmaker, artist, marketer, and entrepreneur. He started making short films at age 14 and has won numerous national awards for his work.

Nick went on to major in film production at Chapman University during which he spent a summer selling Cutco Cutlery. Inspired by his experience selling knives, Nick decided to write a movie script, for which he raised $222,000 from private investors and hired 100 artists and professionals during one of the worst recessions of this generation. His film, Sharp, was just released on iTunes.

During today’s interview, Nick shares how he raised over 200k to make the movie. We also chat about collaboration, creativity, being an observer of our thoughts, and so much more.

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [11:14] How Nick went from an unfulfilled, self-employed videographer in downtown L.A., to firing his clients and pursuing his passion
  • [18:01] Find out how Nick convinced investors to give him over 200k to make his film
  • [22:16] What is the movie Sharp all about?
  • [32:14] The challenge of filmmaking and the 3 keys to collaboration
  • [39:44] Nick shares his mission to impact the world through film
  • [48:04] The value of being in business for yourself
  • [52:33] Why everyone should start learning about money
  • [54:02] The importance of separating yourself from your thoughts

'''There’s no separation between entrepreneurship and personal growth.'' - Nick Conedera

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4 MIN FRIDAY - 8 People Who Deserve A Front Row Seat To Your Life
04:52
2017-10-07 14:11:08 UTC 04:52
4 MIN FRIDAY - 8 People Who Deserve A Front Row Seat To Your Life

Each week, Jon delivers an inspirational and educational “4 Minutes In The Front Row” episode where he shares ideas for being fully alive, or as we like to say, Living Life In The Front Row™. Proximity is power, and what you keep in your front row influences your mindset. What are you feeding your mind each week? Creating a powerful front row, with people, places and things will support the #1 most important factor — YOUR MINDSET!

How you get to the Front Row is by either changing your seat, or accepting, embracing and rocking out in the one you have. You deserve a front row seat. You're worth it. Let’s go get it, together!

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#47: ADHD Superpowers, Life Rules & Skydiving with Peter Shankman, Founder of HARO
49:57
2017-10-07 14:11:08 UTC 49:57
#47: ADHD Superpowers, Life Rules & Skydiving with Peter Shankman, Founder of HARO

''Let’s try it and see what happens'' - @PeterShankman

Today I’m talking with Peter Shankman, a man whose journey will inspire you to take action and love every moment of life!

Peter is a spectacular example of what happens when you merge the power of pure creativity with  Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and a dose of adventure, and make it work to your advantage. A bestselling author, entrepreneur, speaker, podcaster and worldwide connector, Peter is recognized worldwide for radical new ways of thinking about customer service, entrepreneurship, social media, PR, marketing and advertising.

During today’s interview, Peter shares how he harnesses ADHD to conquer every aspect of life and how he’s helping others do the same. We discuss a variety of topics including the life changing event that made him who he is, suffering through painful moments, ADHD, the power of hope, his failures, philosophies, and lot’s more!

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [06:29] Find out how Peter started his career online and founded HARO
  • [09:15] Why you should stop caring about what others think and focus on living your life
  • [12:12] Sometimes you have to get hurt before you can get stronger
  • [16:40} Discover the coolest ways to gain publicity for your business
  • [19:18] How Peter harnessed the power of ADHD to conquer every aspect of life
  • [26:30] How to shape your environment and set yourself up for success
  • [29:39] The power of hope
  • [32:20] The lonely road to entrepreneurship
  • [33:10] Finding your purpose and enjoying the ride
  • [35:33] The importance of humility

''The only thing that would ever scare me about death, is if I truly didn’t live my life before it'' - @PeterShankman

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4 MIN FRIDAY - Does It Serve You?
04:15
2017-10-07 14:11:08 UTC 04:15
4 MIN FRIDAY - Does It Serve You?

Each week, Jon delivers an inspirational and educational “4 Minutes In The Front Row” episode where he shares ideas for being fully alive, or as we like to say, Living Life In The Front Row™. Proximity is power, and what you keep in your front row influences your mindset. What are you feeding your mind each week? Creating a powerful front row, with people, places and things will support the #1 most important factor — YOUR MINDSET!

How you get to the Front Row is by either changing your seat, or accepting, embracing and rocking out in the one you have. You deserve a front row seat. You're worth it. Let’s go get it, together!

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4 MIN MONDAY - National Front Row Day
04:38
2017-10-07 14:11:08 UTC 04:38
4 MIN MONDAY - National Front Row Day

Each week, Jon delivers an inspirational and educational “4 Minutes In The Front Row” episode where he shares ideas for being fully alive, or as we like to say, Living Life In The Front Row™. Proximity is power, and what you keep in your front row influences your mindset. What are you feeding your mind each week? Creating a powerful front row, with people, places and things will support the #1 most important factor — YOUR MINDSET!

How you get to the Front Row is by either changing your seat, or accepting, embracing and rocking out in the one you have. You deserve a front row seat. You're worth it. Let’s go get it, together!

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#46: Expectation Hangovers & Bringing Romance Back To Bed with Christine Hassler
58:40
2017-10-07 14:11:08 UTC 58:40
#46: Expectation Hangovers & Bringing Romance Back To Bed with Christine Hassler

''Create agreements, not expectations'' - @ChristinHassler

Today I’m talking with Christine Hassler who is here today to cure the Expectation Hangovers!

Christine is a life coach, speaker, podcaster and best-selling author, who is transforming lives and helping people discover their passion, pursue their dreams, and make an impact on the world.

Her newest book Expectation Hangover: Overcoming Disappointment in Work, Love and Life is the guidebook for how to treat disappointment on the emotional, mental, behavioral and spiritual levels.

During today’s interview, Christine shares how she broke free from depression and has since been able to lead a truly fulfilling life. We discuss a variety of topics including expectation hangovers, goal setting, the “Zone of Genius”, forgiveness, gratitude, evening routines, the spiritual practice of Tantra, and so much more!

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [07:38] How she shattered self-limiting beliefs and liberated herself from depression
  • [18:22] How to find the sweet spot and avoid the expectation hangover
  • [22:48] Creating space for your goals so you can have your best year yet!
  • [24:50] Taking your business and life to the next level by nurturing your “Zone of Genius”
  • [29:23] Using the “Temper Tantrum Technique” to release anger and reconnect with your passion
  • [33:21] Discover the true meaning of forgiveness so you can start healing your wounds
  • [40:13] Finding gratitude for the little things in life
  • [44:55] Evening routines and bringing the romance back to bed
  • [43:48] The spiritual practice of Tantra and reconnecting with the essence of who you are
  • [50:05] The beauty that comes with life after death

''Practice cooperation and co-creation over manifestation'' - @ChristinHassler

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#45: Creating a Legendary Life and Play Bigger with Chris Lochhead
01:20:27
2017-10-07 14:11:08 UTC 01:20:27
#45: Creating a Legendary Life and Play Bigger with Chris Lochhead

''Category designers introduce the world to something new that solves a problem we didn’t know we had'' - @lochhead

Today I’m talking with Christopher Lochhead who is here today to help you figure out how to build a legendary company!

Christopher Lochhead is a co-founding partner at Play Bigger Advisors. He is passionate about category design, being an executive coach, winning and good scotch.

In his 25+ years of experience, he’s worked with lots of great people, started companies, designed new categories, raised capital, built brands, made a lot of friends, a few enemies, shipped new products, been thrown out of school at 18, discovered he was dyslexic, gone public, bought and sold companies, crushed competitors, pissed people off, broke his nose on his surf board, broken his arm skiing, been called a "Human Exclamation Point" by Fast Company and "slightly off-putting" by The Economist, gotten de-listed from NASDAQ, given hundreds of speeches, traveled 6+ million air miles, drank a lot of whiskey, experienced the bliss of winning, the pain of failure and learned how to laugh about the whole thing.

During today’s EPIC interview, Christopher shares his story and how he became a world-renowned entrepreneur. We discuss a variety of topics including category design, innovation, defining the “Frotos” and how to play bigger so you can become a legendary business leader who dominates any market.

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [08:37] How to play like a band and jam out on the best book of your life
  • [16:33] The 2 most important values Chris’s parents instilled into him
  • [18:14] Find out how Chris got his start as a successful entrepreneur
  • [22:00] How entrepreneurship saved his life and his moral obligation to give back
  • [28:39] Discover the 3 factors to becoming a legendary entrepreneur
  • [33:16] How to create and dominate any market by teaching the world to think differently
  • [42:40] Uncover what truly separates your business from the rest by defining the “Frotos”
  • [47:05] When does asking for validation and feedback become dangerous to your business?
  • [52:25] Find out how you can dream, plan and live your best life yet at the 1LifeFullyLived event!

''The greater the innovation, the greater the education'' - @lochhead

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4 MIN FRIDAY - Deciding You Are Worth It
04:24
2017-10-07 14:11:08 UTC 04:24
4 MIN FRIDAY - Deciding You Are Worth It

Each week, Jon delivers an inspirational and educational “4 Minutes In The Front Row” episode where he shares ideas for being fully alive, or as we like to say, Living Life In The Front Row™. Proximity is power, and what you keep in your front row influences your mindset. What are you feeding your mind each week? Creating a powerful front row, with people, places and things will support the #1 most important factor — YOUR MINDSET!

How you get to the Front Row is by either changing your seat, or accepting, embracing and rocking out in the one you have. You deserve a front row seat. You're worth it. Let’s go get it, together!

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Encore Q&A with Niyi Sobo
13:08
2017-10-07 14:11:08 UTC 13:08
Encore Q&A with Niyi Sobo

BONUS SHOW!!!! You wanted more, so this is the encore episode! This a quick follow up interview from the main show, usually about 10-15 minutes and its questions from YOU to our guest. Join the community at FrontRowFriends.com and let us know what questions we should ask our future guests! We’ll give you a shout out on the show! Listen to all full-length episodes online at FrontRowFactor.com, on iTunes or Soundcloud. Enjoying the Front Row Factor Podcast? If you're an iTunes user... we’d love to have you Subscribe, Rate & Review the show! \o/ <-----our electronic front row symbol!

#44: Finding Confidence, Dominate Under Pressure, & Err On Aggression with Former NFL Player Niyi Sobo
01:05:59
2017-10-07 14:11:08 UTC 01:05:59
#44: Finding Confidence, Dominate Under Pressure, & Err On Aggression with Former NFL Player Niyi Sobo

''Through systematically building belief about a certain goal, I can eventually reach it.'' - Niyi Sobo

Today I’m talking with Niyi Sobo, who delivers one of the most powerful interviews to date!

Niyi is a sports motivation coach and Founder of ImNotYou.com, a resource that helps high performing athletes adopt the dominant mindset needed to achieve their biggest goals in sports AND in life. He’s an ex Firefighter, former NFL running back, podcaster, husband, and Father of 5 wonderful children.  

During today’s interview, Niyi shares his story and how he’s helping athletes perform at an entirely different level. We discuss a variety of topics including building confidence, overcoming fear, and creating the ultimate mindset to conquering your goals.

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [08:39] Niyi shares what he learned from his career in the NFL
  • [12:45] How to structure the ultimate environment for success
  • [18:47] Positive reinforcement… from 80,000 roaring fans!
  • [21:09] How a strong vision can help you achieve absolutely anything
  • [25:08] How to eliminate the fear of failure so you can reach your BIGGEST goals
  • [27:55] The difference between “I failed” and “I am a failure” and how a mindset shift can change your life
  • [31:53] What and who he credits for his unstoppable mindset
  • [35:41] Purpose over passion and becoming the most confident version of yourself
  • [40:16] Why celebrating taking action is pivotal to your success
  • [48:52] The evening routine that allows him to make the most of EVERY day

''You really only have today… Tomorrow isn’t promised at all'' - Niyi Sobo

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4 MIN FRIDAY - Validation Vs. Feedback
03:26
2017-10-07 14:11:08 UTC 03:26
4 MIN FRIDAY - Validation Vs. Feedback

I’m going to want your feedback on this one!

What’s the difference between validation and feedback?

Where in your life do you seek out or crave validation? Is it helping, hurting or some mixture of both?

Where in your life do you search for feedback? Is it helping, hurting or is it situational?

How do you see the difference between validation and feedback? Is one more important than the other? Is the answer entirely based on context?

Where might you need more feedback where you’re currently seeking validation?

Is it possible you simply need validation and not feedback? 

I’d love to hear your thoughts on this one! 

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Encore Q&A with Stephen Christopher
09:54
2017-10-07 14:11:08 UTC 09:54
Encore Q&A with Stephen Christopher

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#43: Escaping the Islands, Pics vs. Presence and Online Solutions with Seequs CEO Stephen Christopher
01:09:29
2017-10-07 14:11:08 UTC 01:09:29
#43: Escaping the Islands, Pics vs. Presence and Online Solutions with Seequs CEO Stephen Christopher

''Trust in yourself more than you currently do, because you have the information right now'' - Stephen Christopher

Today I’m talking with my friend Stephen Christopher, who is responsible for bringing the FrontRowFoundation.org website to life.

Stephen is the Founder and CEO of Seequs, a full-service digital marketing agency that helps businesses break through the digital noise and be heard AND seen online. As a technology marketing expert, he has dedicated years of his life to studying humans, how we work, why we make certain choices, and how to properly use that information to help businesses grow and thrive.

During today’s interview, we talk about a variety of topics including social media & living in the moment, building relationships, evening routines, and advice for taking action so you can succeed in your business and life.

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [11:55] How to put your problems in perspective
  • [15:34] When to turn off the phone and fully experience the moment
  • [20:01] Seeking validation vs. providing value
  • [25:09] Strategies for becoming a better relationship builder
  • [34:35] Reading, resonating, and taking action!
  • [36:17] The evening routine to accomplishment
  • [41:21] The Front Row Opera House analogy
  • [49:48] How Seequs is helping businesses
  • [53:31] You have the knowledge you need to succeed right now

''I want to be remembered for helping business owners achieve things that they never thought possible'' - Stephen Christopher

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4 MIN FRIDAY - When People Bore You
02:44
2017-10-07 14:11:08 UTC 02:44
4 MIN FRIDAY - When People Bore You

Each week, Jon delivers an inspirational and educational “4 Minutes In The Front Row” episode where he shares ideas for being fully alive, or as we like to say, Living Life In The Front Row™. Proximity is power, and what you keep in your front row influences your mindset. What are you feeding your mind each week? Creating a powerful front row, with people, places and things will support the #1 most important factor — YOUR MINDSET!

How you get to the Front Row is by either changing your seat, or accepting, embracing and rocking out in the one you have. You deserve a front row seat. You're worth it. Let’s go get it, together!

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Encore Q&A with John Kane
13:35
2017-10-07 14:11:08 UTC 13:35
Encore Q&A with John Kane

BONUS SHOW!!!! You wanted more, so this is the encore episode! This a quick follow up interview from the main show, usually about 10-15 minutes and its questions from YOU to our guest. Join the community at FrontRowFriends.com and let us know what questions we should ask our future guests! We’ll give you a shout out on the show! Listen to all full-length episodes online at FrontRowFactor.com, on iTunes or Soundcloud. Enjoying the Front Row Factor Podcast? If you're an iTunes user... we’d love to have you Subscribe, Rate & Review the show! \o/ <-----our electronic front row symbol!

#42: Unleashing Greatness and Shattering Self-Limiting Beliefs with Ironman John Kane
01:17:29
2017-10-07 14:11:08 UTC 01:17:29
#42: Unleashing Greatness and Shattering Self-Limiting Beliefs with Ironman John Kane

''Who shows up in your life, when life is really knocking you down?'' - John Kane

Today I’m talking with someone I admire to the highest degree, Mr. John Kane. He’s been a friend for over 20 years and is a founding member of the Front Row Foundation.

John is a Director of Sales Development at Vector Marketing Corporation and has spent the past 18 years engaged in supporting the personal and professional growth of people. The focus of his work has been in recognition and incentive based programs, event planning, team building, program development and training. He has a unique ability to create lasting relationships and is known for pushing people beyond the impossible, while serving others along the way.

During today’s interview, we talk about John’s decision to participate as an Ironman triathlete and the lessons he learned along the way. We also talk about transformations, dark moments & self-limiting beliefs, unleashing greatness, fundraising, community, and making lasting connections with others.

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [11:13] Transformations and moving into the front row of life
  • [16:52] John describes what makes the Front Row Foundation unique and how it’s serving the world
  • [24:15] Find out about his life changing Ironman journey
  • [32:17] Why fundraising can align with things you love to do
  • [34:55] Why we don’t do anything great by ourselves
  • [40:13] How to overcoming dark moments and shatter self-limiting beliefs
  • [47:38] Find out what John treasures the most from his Ironman experience
  • [58:44] How he fundraised $25,000 in 10 days and the prize you could win if you beat that record!
  • [01:01:58] Being intentional about connecting with people

''I did not do an Ironman... About 500 people did'' - John Kane

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4 MIN FRIDAY - 3 Keys to Choosing A Thriving Environment
04:30
2017-10-07 14:11:08 UTC 04:30
4 MIN FRIDAY - 3 Keys to Choosing A Thriving Environment

Each week, Jon delivers an inspirational and educational “4 Minutes In The Front Row” episode where he shares ideas for being fully alive, or as we like to say, Living Life In The Front Row™. Proximity is power, and what you keep in your front row influences your mindset. What are you feeding your mind each week? Creating a powerful front row, with people, places and things will support the #1 most important factor — YOUR MINDSET!

How you get to the Front Row is by either changing your seat, or accepting, embracing and rocking out in the one you have. You deserve a front row seat. You're worth it. Let’s go get it, together!

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Encore Q&A with Bari Tessler
24:43
2017-10-07 14:11:08 UTC 24:43
Encore Q&A with Bari Tessler

BONUS SHOW!!!! You wanted more, so this is the encore episode! This a quick follow up interview from the main show, usually about 10-15 minutes and its questions from YOU to our guest. Join the community at FrontRowFriends.com and let us know what questions we should ask our future guests! We’ll give you a shout out on the show! Listen to all full-length episodes online at FrontRowFactor.com, on iTunes or Soundcloud. Enjoying the Front Row Factor Podcast? If you're an iTunes user... we’d love to have you Subscribe, Rate & Review the show! \o/ <-----our electronic front row symbol!

#41: The Art of Money with Bari Tessler: Body Check Ins, Knowing Your Value & Finding Your Financial Happiness
01:07:25
2017-10-07 14:11:08 UTC 01:07:25
#41: The Art of Money with Bari Tessler: Body Check Ins, Knowing Your Value & Finding Your Financial Happiness

“Your money tells a story. It represents what’s really important to you.” - @baritessler

Today we’re talking all about money with Bari Tessler.

Bari is a Financial Therapist, Mentor, Coach, Mama-preneur, and the Founder of The Art of Money. She has guided thousands of people to new, empowered, and refreshingly honest relationships with money through her nurturing, body-centered approach.

Her new book - The Art of Money: A Life-Changing Guide to Financial Happiness - will help anyone transform their relationship with money and, in so doing, transform their life.

During this interview, Bari will show you how to break through any self-limiting beliefs you have around money! We also talk about her new book, when to get financial help, practicing money dates, body check-ins, teaching our kids about money, and so much more.

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [06:37] Bari shares her story and the moments leading up to the launch of her new book The Art of Money - A Life-Changing Guide to Financial Happiness
  • [11:00] It’s about money, but it’s never about money
  • [18:07] Discover why 90% of us have a bad relationship with our money
  • [23:33] How can your personal finances affect the prices you set in your business?
  • [28:10] Knowing when to ask for financial help
  • [33:14] Practicing money dates with your better half :)
  • [34:49] Find out the biggest financial challenge that Bari had to overcome
  • [40:39] The balance between the present moment and thinking about your financial future
  • [45:33] How a body check in can significantly change your relationship with money
  • [49:13] What actions can you take to better educate your children about money

“Some people actually believe if they make more money, all their money issues will go away” - @baritessler

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#40: The Big Bang Theory Experience with Robin Littman: Full Acceptance, Self Reliance & 1000 Trophies Rolled Into One
53:04
2017-10-07 14:11:08 UTC 53:04
#40: The Big Bang Theory Experience with Robin Littman: Full Acceptance, Self Reliance & 1000 Trophies Rolled Into One

''If we’re not here for each other, than who are we here for, what is our purpose?'' - Robin Littman

Robin Littman, joins us today to share her daughter Rachel’s inspiring recipient story. Despite being faced with some major life challenges, the family has learned what it takes to overcome adversity. In this episode, Robin will tell you how they are all celebrating life in the Front Row!

Robin is a retired labor attorney with a second career as a super mom and volunteer extraordinaire. She is a daughter, wife, mother of adult twin daughters, friend, and survivor.

She has always performed community service or supported non-profit organizations and has known from an early age that giving her time, money and leadership abilities would be an essential part of the adult she would become.

During this interview, we talk about giving back, how her daughter thrives with a life altering disease, living in the moment, and celebrating life’s experiences.

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [06:10] How to minimize difficulties and overcome challenges in your life
  • [07:39] Your responsibility to give back and make the world a better place
  • [14:52] Find out how Robin’s daughter thrives despite having a life altering disease
  • [25:19] Robin shares her daughter’s unbelievable Front Row Experience at a live showing of The Big Bang Theory - FRONT ROW TIP - Provocative dancing makes everything more awesome!
  • [36:39] Celebrating adversity and stepping into your confidence
  • [41:20] Living in the present and appreciating life’s precious moments

''You should never be someone that someone else has to survive'' - Robin Littman

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4 MIN FRIDAY - 3 Keys To Move Your Project Forward
05:41
2017-10-07 14:11:08 UTC 05:41
4 MIN FRIDAY - 3 Keys To Move Your Project Forward

�Each week, Jon delivers an inspirational and educational “4 Minutes In The Front Row” episode where he shares ideas for being fully alive, or as we like to say, Living Life In The Front Row™. Proximity is power, and what you keep in your front row influences your mindset. What are you feeding your mind each week? Creating a powerful front row, with people, places and things will support the #1 most important factor — YOUR MINDSET!

How you get to the Front Row is by either changing your seat, or accepting, embracing and rocking out in the one you have. You deserve a front row seat. You're worth it. Let’s go get it, together!

Get 4-Min In The Front Row delivered to your inbox by signing up at FrontRowFactor.com.

Let us know what questions you’d like Jon to answer, what topics to explore and how we can deliver big for you each week

Encore Q&A with John Ruhlin
13:55
2017-10-07 14:11:08 UTC 13:55
Encore Q&A with John Ruhlin

BONUS SHOW!!!! You wanted more, so this is the encore episode! This a quick follow up interview from the main show, usually about 10-15 minutes and its questions from YOU to our guest. Join the community at FrontRowFriends.com and let us know what questions we should ask our future guests! We’ll give you a shout out on the show! Listen to all full-length episodes online at FrontRowFactor.com, on iTunes or Soundcloud. Enjoying the Front Row Factor Podcast? If you're an iTunes user... we’d love to have you Subscribe, Rate & Review the show! \o/ <-----our electronic front row symbol!

#39: Giftology with John Ruhlin: Radical Giving and Loving On People
54:19
2017-10-07 14:11:08 UTC 54:19
#39: Giftology with John Ruhlin: Radical Giving and Loving On People

''I help leaders not suck at saying thank you'' - John Ruhlin

Today’s guest on the podcast is one of my best friends, John Ruhlin. His unique experience in sales, business, and building relationships is going to blow you away and I can promise that you’ll receive a ton of value from this interview!

John Ruhlin is the founder of The Ruhlin Group, a gift logistics company that helps clients like the Chicago Cubs, Wells Fargo, Caesar's Entertainment, Miami Dolphins, Morgan Stanley, and The John Maxwell Company execute year-round gifting strategies.

John's unique approach to relationships led him to become the #1 salesman for a $250 Million direct sales company by the time he was 23 (out of 1.5 Million reps). He now speaks widely about strategic gifting and relationship building and helps CEOs and sales teams drive referrals and open doors to elusive decision makers.

During today’s discussion, learn how YOU can use gift giving to connect with people who would otherwise be impossible to meet. We also chat about best practices for introducing yourself, how to make people a priority, radical generosity, the history of gift giving, and one of John’s most inspiring gift giving stories of all time!  

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [07:07] Giftology, interviews with elite level entrepreneurs, and spending time with family
  • [10:10] How to introduce yourself and tell someone what you do in 6 words or less?
  • [14:26] How to make people feel like a priority in life
  • [22:17] How does gift giving work and what to do when it backfires?
  • [27:22] Radical generosity and the history of gift giving
  • [30:28] The book for anybody who values relationships
  • [34:58] The etiquette behind introducing others
  • [42:25] Find out how you can get paid to read John’s new book - Giftology - AND - The Front Row Factor offer for anyone who buys!

''A gift ushers you into the presence of the great.'' - Solomon

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