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Jeff Somers is the author of the Avery Cates series, the Ustari Cycle, Chum, and Writing Without Rules. He also generates 45% of all the freelance writing in the universe. In each episode, Jeff will pour a drink and discuss one of his works of short fiction, from inspiration to publication, and then read the damn thing with sound effects and asides. He invites you to pour a drink and settle in with him for a self-centered and self-deprecating tour of his literary universe. Also, take off you ...
 
Men of Abundance is proof that you can have massive abundance and prosperity, on your way to having more, by taking deliberate action, Enhancing your Mindset, Living an Attitude of Gratitude and Paying it Forward. These are real life stories of Abundant Leaders in your community. Every guest shares their Kick in the Gut moment. You know, that event that took you to your knees. Yes, they will make you feel that, again. Then each Abundant Leader will Pay it Forward by sharing a few Action Step ...
 
Dan Cumberland is on a mission to push you into the places where meaning and life intersect. Whether you call it purpose, passion, calling, vocation, dream job, or life's work, The Meaning Movement is here to help you identify and pursue it. Through the stories of experts and people in process, we're taking apart the myths of a single path and overnight success and replacing it with tried and true strategies for the slow and steady pursuit of meaning in your life and work. Whether you're rea ...
 
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Scott Aasman is an artist, illustrator and, until recently, a carpenter working out of Hamilton, Ontario where he lives with his wife Michelle and their two children. I had a great time exploring Scott's work, his identity, and his approach to both his creative process and his career. I left this interview feeling inspired. And I think you will too…
 
Rather you're struggling with depression or not - Looking for a career change, transition or side hustle or not, this conversation will get you thinking about what's posible in your life, when you focus on where you want to be. Meet our Feature Guest Stephen Somers is the co-founder of Marketplace SuperHeroes, an online education and services compa…
 
More income will not always fix your cashflow problem (personal or business). Fiscal education is the key to being financially free, or at least get you out of the poverty cycle you may be in. Meet our Feature Guest As president of Safe Harbor Retirement Planning, Mark Singer has served as a relentless retirement guide to thousands of individuals s…
 
I met Stephen Somers a few months back and immediately resonated with his story and his work. He is the CEO and co-founder of Marketplace Superheroes. As you'll hear in his story, what started as a curiosity and desire to self educate around online business turned into an informal externship, then partnership, and finally multiple new endeavors in …
 
Mark Zhang tried a lot of things before starting his current company, Manta Sleep. As I reflect on this interview that you're about to hear, I'm most impressed by our conversation about his trial and error approach to entrepreneurship. There's an important lesson for all of us in this. We rarely get it right the first time. Our first thing is rarel…
 
I needed today's conversation so much. Both this interview and the last one we release came while I was in a bit of an inflection point professionally with one of my other projects. As many of you know, I have run a few businesses. One of which was in a bit of turmoil. I'm happy to say now, that we came out the other side very well. If you want to …
 
Rob Marsh from The Copywriter Club says he’s a simple guy. Just a dad who writes words for a living. But he’s much more than that. In this episode, Rob lifts the curtain on a recent salary survey he did with his business partner Kira Hug at The Copywriter Club. They asked thousands of copywriters to spill the beans on their income, experience, nich…
 
There's an old saying: when the student is ready, the teacher appears. I looked this up, trying to find where it came from. It's pretty unclear. But it's a truth that you know when you experience it. When you're ready to level up and learn something, related things hit you differently. Certain interactions carry more weight and penetrate you deeper…
 
Melanie is a digital marketer turned Realtor who has landed in Austin, TX after years living as a nomad and traveling around the world. She runs a global real estate team, and works hard in and out of her real estate business to help as many people live happy, healthy and meaningful lives. In this interview all kinds of areas related to how you nav…
 
Did you realize you actually can reverse the aging process and buy back some of your health and extend your healthy life in this life? Well, you can. And Dr. Pat will show you how. Meet our Feature Guest I help you live Longer and Better by improving your Habits, Health and Happiness. I will help you when you cannot find help anyplace else. I’ve be…
 
So many of us have multiple passions that compete for time, attention, and resources — especially when it comes to our careers and work. So often we feel the need to choose one thing and leave behind all the rest in order to excel and succeed. But what if you don't actually have to choose? What if you can be successful at more than one pursuit at t…
 
Some just live in their community. Others are a part of their community in several ways. What about you? Meet our Feature Guest Travis Johnson is the host of the Nonprofit Architect Podcast Travis shares his perspective as the former Vice President of Books by Vets; a board member at the S.H.I.N.E. foundation; he’s donated over $30,000; volunteered…
 
Jeff Strietzel always wanted to help others — a value he learned from how his parents raised him. That desire guided him to pursue ministry, which then lead him to higher education. Now a professor of leadership, Jeff's found a space that he enjoys and a future that feels wide open. I really enjoyed my time with Jeff. He's thought long and deep abo…
 
After 25 years of transitioning from job to job, state to state and even country to country every 3-4 years, I can tell you transition is hard on the entire family. There are many ways to make a peaceful transition. Our feature guest today will share with you his journey and share with you tools to make the transition in your life. Meet our Feature…
 
Hani Cheng is a transformational coach. What does that mean? She helps people embrace change in all forms. I love the holistic approach she takes — incorporating meditation, mindset, and (to use her words) magic into her process. It was a blast to connect with Hani. We got to go places in our conversation that I don't often go with guests, digging …
 
Your past does not predict your future. Nothing should hold you back from accelerating and paying forward your superpower. If you feel something is holding you back, reach out to others for clarity. You will quickly discover you are not alone. You can accelerate your superpower. Meet our Feature Guest Mike is known for being a media master who know…
 
Are you truly living or just doing what you can to get by in life and business? If this last year taught us anything, those with Abundance not only survive, they thrive regardless of what's going on in the world. In fact, others in scarcity often rely on those in abundance. And I don't just mean an abundance in tangible resources. I'm mostly referr…
 
I don't always give advice when I see the need. But when I do... It can come off a bit harsh. It's just my nature. I want to do good and don't always have the time for the pleasantries. That's just one reason why our feature guest and I get along just fine. Meet our Feature Guest John Valentine was born at Great Lakes Naval Hospital in Chicago, gre…
 
Samantha Alvarez has done a lot of different work over the course of her career. By her count, she's had 65 jobs. She also finds herself now pursuing two parallel tracks professional —nursing and sales — along with a few more passion projects that she takes very seriously. I intended to get into all of that. But this conversation went a surprising …
 
Ray Blakney was haunted by a question: If they wrote a book about your life would anyone want to read it? His answer was no. So he stepped outside his comfort zone, quit his job, and had an adventure. That decision lead him down a path that has taken him to a place he could never have imagined. He's now an entrepreneur and lives in Mexico, living a…
 
You may be struggling needlessly in your career, relationship, college or any other part of your life. Did you know it may not be your fault? Seriously, you may be in the right career or relationship, but something about where you are is not right with your Authentic Identity. When you know your authentic identity, you will start to see a level of …
 
When you decide to make a career change, how do you choose your new path? While you can't know exactly where the road will lead, but you can know at least the general direction that the path will take you. This is exactly what Ben McAdam decided to do. With a background in music, he wanted to learn business. He followed that thread and it lead to s…
 
His client calls him “Australia’s best copywriter”. He’s the marketing genius behind one of the best-selling books of all time in Australia (2 million copies sold, one book in every 20 Aussie households). He’s one of the most innovative copywriters in the game at the moment (just wait until you hear me read his welcome email out on the podcast – it…
 
When you're used to operating in total chaos on a regular basis, wild transitions in life just don't seem to be such a big deal. Todays guest has a very un expected transition I feel you're going to find very useful. If not, Pay it Forward. Someone else certainly will. Meet our Feature Guest John served 23 years in the United States Marine Corps. H…
 
Catherine Ricafort and Scott McCreary are artists who have seen the top of their fields. And when they did, they saw how difficult of a life it was — even for the best of the best. So they made a change. And that change lead them to help others make similar changes. Catherine and Scott founded Artists Who Code — a volunteer-run organization whose m…
 
Gladys Holliday is a collage artist. When the COVID pandemic caused her to be furloughed, Gladys took the opportunity to explore her creativity. She threw herself into making without expectation of what would come out the other side. I'll let her tell her story, but ultimately she found something that feels more like what she was made to do than an…
 
Even when you have a great partner in your spouse, raising a newborn baby as a new parent can be a challenge. Like anything else in life, you do not have to "just figure it out along the way." Not only is that stressful, just figuring it out can be dangerous for you and your baby. Abundant leaders ask for help before they need it. Meet our Feature …
 
Holly Ojalvo has had a long career in both digital media and education. Over the past dozen years, she has been an editorial leader at outlets including The New York Times, Quartz, and USA TODAY, developing and executing content strategy, streamlining processes, launching and running initiatives, and mentoring, coaching, hiring, and training journa…
 
It's difficult, but try to imagine what you would do if all experts said you just had 6 months to live. And then, out of the blue, you learn you have a new lease on life. Could you just imagine the emotions of yourself and your family? Today, you get to follow just that journey. Meet our Feature Guest Dr. Allen Lycka has been acknowledged as one of…
 
Have you heard the saying "Your network is your net-worth"? It is a true statement. But don't just take that statement as a dollar figure. It's so much more than the monetary value. And when you can connect others, you're greatly increasing your ROI. Again, not just money. Meet our Feature Guest Neal Sperling is the Founder and CEO of a global busi…
 
We have have had conversations with many small community and world wide change agents her on Men of Abundance. Todays Abundant Leader has risked his life for you and I, and our families, many times over. We owe it to him to at least share his story.Meet our Feature GuestAt a young age, Nigel Bennett was shocked to witness first-hand the real impact…
 
Laura Huang is a researcher and professor at Harvard Business School. She researches and teaches on concepts of perception and bias in work and business. Her work has been featured in all kinds of impressive places: The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and a whole bunch of others. Through her work Laura helps people come to understand how others see th…
 
Get a slice of the pie, but don't take a slice of mine is a scarcity mindset that holds many people back from living a life of true abundance. If this makes no sense to you, let's talk it out. Get in involved in the conversation. Meet our Featured Guest Today’s guest is Joel (pronounced Joe-EL) Louis, founder and CEO of Integrator and Co., a digita…
 
Kim Krause Schwalm is a hell of a copywriter. She beat the late, great Jim Rutz in a head-to-head battle. Impressive stuff. Brian Kurtz called Jim Rutz “the copywriter closest to God”. If that’s true and Kim beat Jim, what does that make Kim? In any case, Kim’s back on the podcast today to discuss some fascinating topics… such as what to name your …
 
Tim Meuchel is the creator, bestselling author, and podcast host of The 10 Factor. Using his 10-Month Success Blueprint, Tim helps consultants and entrepreneurs create a thriving business built around their ideal lifestyle. Like many successful entrepreneurs, Tim failed his way to success. In 2008, he lost $334,200 after resigning from a twelve-yea…
 
Our guest today has had a fascinating career path. I could say that about all our guest, really. Who hasn't had a fascinating career path? But that's some of what makes these conversations so important! It's rarely linear. It never looks the way you think it will. But I digress. When Ximena Vengoechea realized that the path she was on wasn't going …
 
US Army Ranger gets launched 50 feet in an accident, then goes on to living an amazing life of abundance like few others have. You can do the same, with or without the tragic accident. Meet our Feature Guest Today’s guest is Zach Thomas. He is an entrepreneur, published author, coach and speaker. As a West Point graduate, Zach served his country as…
 
Over the years of working with people through questions of work, meaning, and what's next, I've worked with a few former dancers. Ballet dancers specifically. If you pursue ballet at a high level — much like professional sports — you know that there's a timeline. Your body can only sustain that level of athletics for so long. This is not to mention…
 
Today’s guest is Angelo Poli (PO-lee), transformation specialist and founder of MetPro, the advanced methodology that analyzes an individual’s specific response to diet and activity, and adjusts based on their personal needs and goals. Through MetPro’s tactful and personalized approach to health, Angelo and his highly-respected team have the abilit…
 
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