Interview

1117: The Power of Forgiveness: Free Yourself From Anger and Grief with Author and Peace Activist Azim Khamisa

May 29, 2024

In a society plagued by youth violence and trauma, how can we stop the cycle of harm and help young people make better choices? Through empathy, compassion, and forgiveness, we can address youth violence.  We can’t fight violence for violence, as it will not solve things. However, doing good can help us overcome resentment, forgive others and ourselves, and ultimately find fulfillment and peace even amid life's greatest challenges.

Meet Azim Khamisa, author and peace activist in San Diego, California. In 1995, his 20-year-old son Tariq was murdered by a 14-year-old gang member. This tragic event prompted Khamisa to establish the Tariq Khamisa Foundation to promote nonviolence and prevent youth violence. In this episode, Azim Khamisa shared his personal story of loss and grief, emphasizing the transformative power of forgiveness in healing and empowerment. Tune in to learn more!

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1116: Accelerate Business Growth and Drive Leads: Unique Value Propositions, Consistent Follow-Up, and Optimized Website Workflow with Peak Performance Coach Michael Pedersen

May 22, 2024

In today's competitive market, businesses succeed by tailoring unique value propositions to customer needs, driving effective marketing strategies prioritizing value delivery. Follow-up strategies sustain momentum, propelling growth with productivity enhancements, community support, website optimization, and impactful video marketing. Success relies on proactive action, embracing accountability, and taking personal responsibility for business success. 

Michael Pedersen is a seasoned business growth strategist with over 40 years of entrepreneurial experience. As a business coach, he helps owners differentiate their companies and boost revenues through unique value propositions that meet customer needs. Today, Mike dives into topics like refreshing your forgotten website, crafting compelling video marketing, and leveraging accountability communities. Most importantly, he emphasizes consistent follow-through on small actions each day. Stay tuned!

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1115: Affordable and Transformative Education for Young Heroes through Mentorship with Lifelong Educator and Co-Founder of Apogee Strong Matt Beaudreau

May 21, 2024

Do you ever feel like traditional education systems aren't serving your true potential? Many people are realizing that the old ways of learning may not be the best fit for everyone. In a world where we're taught to conform and memorize rather than to think and innovate, it can be hard to find your path. This is where alternative education systems come into play. There's a global community built around these shared values, providing a roadmap and network for those seeking self-improvement.

Matt Beaudreau is the Co-Founder of Apogee Strong. He advocates for alternative education models that empower young individuals to define and pursue their unique paths to success. Matt focuses on mentorship, personal sovereignty, and community building. With his help, many young people have been inspired to challenge conventional schooling norms and embrace self-directed learning. Today, Matt discusses the importance of critical thinking, the failures of traditional education systems, innovative teaching methods, building resilience in youth, and fostering leadership skills, so stay tuned!

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1114: Help From Heaven: The Extraordinary Story of Cancer, Dolphins, and Divine Forgiveness with Cancer Survivor Carlos Vivas

May 20, 2024

Have you ever wondered about the life-changing lessons we can scoop up from surviving edge-of-your-seat, heart-pounding situations like being swept away by a mighty sea current, gasping for breath, or wrestling with a severe illness? Near-death experiences (NDEs), typically occurring when we're grappling with intense illness or distress, have always intrigued us all, haven't they? These deeply moving experiences often flip our perspective on life on its head, leading to a heightened sense of purpose, a renewed love for life, and a more profound connection with spirituality.

Carlos Vivas, a cancer survivor and humanitarian, is a beacon of resilience. With his experience surviving leukemia, a near-drowning incident, and his dedication to aiding the homeless, he talks about the value of forgiveness and gratitude. Today, Carlos discusses the importance of forgiving one's past, acknowledging your inner child, thanking those who've impacted your life, and much more so stay tuned!

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1113: Bridging Cultural Divides to Expand Your Business Globally with Founder of We As One Eugene Kwaku

May 19, 2024

Expanding your business globally can be challenging due to communication barriers that hinder effective collaboration and understanding. Overcoming language differences and cultural nuances requires patience, adaptability, and a willingness to embrace diverse perspectives. By investing in language training, cultural competency, and leveraging technology for seamless communication, businesses can bridge these barriers and thrive in international markets. 

Eugene Kwaku is an intercultural marketing expert helping companies overcome global communication barriers. Born in Ghana and raised in Japan, Eugene understands bridging cultural divides better than most. As a founder of We As One, a non-profit aiding Japanese outreach, Eugene has successfully launched international initiatives for clients. His unique background and problem-solving mindset equip him to globalize clients' untapped innovations. Today, Alec discusses the importance of simplifying complex plans and leveraging partnerships, not just content creation, to break through the noise of our digital world. Stay tuned!

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1112: Level 9 Virtual: Outsourcing Virtual Assistants, Proper Task Delegation, and Achieving Business Freedom with Founder Joe Rare

May 18, 2024

Are you tired of being stuck in the daily grind, working long hours to keep your business afloat? Many entrepreneurs start the journey without knowing what hard work they need to put in. But did you know that in business, you can have the freedom to spend time with your loved ones? Through outsourcing, proper delegation, and leveraging technology, you can create a roadmap to scale your business in a way that creates time rather than steals it. Break free from the daily grind and achieve a balanced lifestyle now!

Joe Rare is an entrepreneur, outsourcing expert, and founder of Level 9 Virtual, providing outsourcing and virtual assistant services to companies looking to scale leveraged. In this episode, you will learn how to build systems and processes that create leverage, assemble a virtual team, identify task importance, and more!

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1111: Let’s Meet Blockchain: Explore Blockchain Technology, Cryptocurrency, and Reclaiming Your Privacy with Blockchain Expert Sylvain Metz

May 17, 2024

 Have you heard terms such as blockchain, cryptocurrency, and decentralization? Do you want to understand more about these emerging new technologies? Most people are intimidated to learn this technology because of its complexity. If you are one of those people, rejoice, as there’s a way to finally understand these powerful ideas in a way that's engaging, accessible, and shows real-world applications.

Meet Sylvain Metz, an award-winning former newspaper journalist and author. He aims to demonstrate and explain blockchain and related concepts like cryptocurrency and NFTs in an accessible way. In this episode, he will discuss the evolution of money and the potential of blockchain technology to decentralize power and create new opportunities for privacy and security. Tune in to know more!

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1110: How to Legally Safeguard Your Startup: Key Legal and Strategic Insights with Business Law Attorney Mitch Beinhaker

May 16, 2024

Starting a business is tough. It's not just about knowing how to run a business but also understanding laws, planning ahead, and knowing the market. Small business owners often have to do many jobs at once - from running the day-to-day to handling the finances - all while trying to build a business that lasts. Often, they don't pay enough attention to getting ready for legal issues and planning for the future of the business, even though these are really important for keeping the business stable and helping it grow over time.

Mitch Beinhaker is a proven leader with over 30 years of experience specializing in developing people-oriented, results-driven leadership and engaged teams. He has also worked for over four decades with one of the largest corporations in the world, the U.S. military, and the federal government. Today, Mitch talks about business planning, documentation, and building a sustainable business. Stay tuned for more!

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1109: Eavesdrop with Ella: Marketing & Sales Alignment, Prioritize People Over Products, and Always Keep Going with Sales & Marketing Consultant Ella Parlor

May 15, 2024

Many companies are tired of feeling lost in the world of marketing. But as it is critical for your business, you must learn powerful marketing strategies beyond social media and fancy websites, such as Identifying distribution gaps, prioritizing people over products, and creating a marketing plan that drives sales. Step up and get ready to take your marketing to the next level!

Ella Parlor is a seasoned sales and marketing consultant who has worked with billion-dollar brands like the NFL and NBA. With experience spanning global brands and startups, Ella unveils the often-overlooked strategies behind marketing success. Today, Ella shares actionable advice to amplify sales and maximize brand impact, tactical strategies for properly activating marketing campaigns, and the importance of prioritizing people over products to build a successful long-lasting legacy.

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1108: Nobody’s Sleeping: Strategies For Better Sleep, Live Healthier, and Be More Productive with Sleep Specialist Dr. Bijoy John

May 14, 2024

Millions of people worldwide suffer from sleep problems, whether difficulty falling asleep, waking up throughout the night, or not feeling fully rested in the morning, but it doesn't have to be this way. Sleep is vital to our health and well-being, and getting enough quality sleep can improve our physical and mental health, productivity, and happiness.

Dr. Bijoy John is a board-certified physician and practicing sleep specialist with over 25 years of experience. He is the founder of Fix Sleep Academy, a company dedicated to helping people assess and improve their sleep through strategies and techniques. Today, he will share his seven powerful sleep strategies. He'll also discuss the importance of sleep for our overall health and how to overcome common sleep problems.

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