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Most people just don't understand how simple it is to advance in your career & climb the ladder of success all the way to the top. They think there's something mystical about it, something beyond their control, & that they have to be "chosen" to become the elite leaders of business & society. But the reality is, it's not hocus pocus or complex & complicated at all. There are 4 steps...4 concrete, actionable steps...that *anyone* can take to start moving up in the world NOW.
This is a message to anybody who is frustrated with some aspect of your life...whether your frustration is with your business, or a relationship, or your fitness...or whatever! There are two realizations you must have before success will materialize for you, & when I tell you what they are, you're probably going to say "well, no sh!t"...but I guarantee you're not really acting on these realizations. When you do...& I'm going to tell you how...things will go far, far better for you.
Everybody wants to be happy. Everybody wants to be successful. So why isn't everyone happy & successful? The truth is, it's not because people aren't willing to work hard. A ton of people in the world work hard & are still not happy & successful. The problem is in how they approach the work. In this episode, I talk about why choosing the hardest path possible is a good idea & the incredible thing that happens when you push yourself beyond your limits.
So many of you are good people who genuinely want to kill it in your business & life, but a ton of the advice you are getting on the internet...on Instagram & YouTube & on all the podcasts by the success gurus & "business coaches"...well, it's f*cking terrible & really counterproductive to your success. There are three pieces of advice in particular that are the worst. In this episode, I tell you what they are & actually provide the right advice, so you can make the impact & money you really want to make.
What really does make America...and YOU...great? I've been reading a ton of U.S. history, & I've learned more about the most incredible men & women our country has ever produced. It's been so impactful to me that I created a course called UNITED WE WIN: 7 Lessons in Excellence and Success From the Greatest Americans of All Time. The full course will only be available to my email subscribers, but I'm publishing the first lesson as a gift to you for Independence Day. Happy 4th of July, Mother F*ckers!
If you completed 75Hard - I introduced it in episode 290 - you know it's the program I created for winning the war against yourself & developing the kind of mental toughness that makes anything possible for you. You know it's changed your life & you'll never be the same. But you might be asking yourself..."now what? Where do I go from here? How do I take my mental toughness to an even higher level as I pursue my own full potential?" Take a listen to this episode & find out!
I don't know about you, but with all the crazy sh*t going on in the world & all the things going on in my own life, sometimes it's hard not to go insane or feel stuck & overwhelmed...not just professionally, but personally, too. The good news is that my guest on today's podcast is an incredibly insightful & brilliant woman who has a real gift for helping people live with peace & power & purpose. Dr. Nicole LePera, aka The Holistic Psychologist, is in the house!
The longer I live, the more I believe that people's success is determined by the questions they ask themselves. There's a bunch of people out there who really aren't succeeding & really aren't getting the results they say they want, because they don't have the right answer to the question, "will I put in the work when no one's looking?" And there are other people who are paralyzed with fear & regret because they constantly ask "what if?" Listen, regardless of the question, the answer is always GO HARD.
It's amazing to me how most people have an excuse for why they aren't winning. They have every tool...resource...opportunity. But there's a factor in the way they think & how they operate that is going to ruin them. Our culture is cursed & the mindset of the majority is hellbent on mediocrity. As sick & tired as I am about all this, I can't stop caring, & I won't stop working to make sure that the people who really, truly want to succeed know the hard truth about what it's going to take to do that.
Nike running shoes? Check. AirPods? Check. Weighted vest? Check. Alright...let's f*cking GO! Yes, that's right...today we made podcast history as the first episode recorded *while* doing the SECOND of TWO workouts, after an already long & busy day of running a 9-figure business. Was I tired? F*ck yeah, I was tired. But that doesn't mean I can't execute...& what you need to understand is that if want to enjoy your best possible life, you have to learn to push yourself hard, even after you're exhausted.
What can you learn about business from two guys from Tupelo, Mississippi? A lot. Josh West & Nick Weaver are two of the most incredible entrepreneurs I’ve met in a long time! They were best friends as kids & are now the founders of Blue Delta Jeans, a company that makes the best blue jeans I've ever worn in my life! We talked about their story, their struggle, & the lessons every entrepreneur can apply. You're not just going to learn a lot in this episode. You're going to laugh, too. A lot.
If you could take a time machine back to your biggest win in life…would you? If you’re thinking “Of course! I'd love to rocket back to Yesteryear to relive the Glory Days," then your chances of being a real success in life are probable zero. ZERO. Truly successful people have a completely different mindset. They are guided by a major rule in life: The 24-Hour Rule of Bragging. This rule protects you from mediocrity and helps you move on from massive mistakes.
Just "winning" isn't enough. "Winning" doesn't earn you glory or the right to brag. You have to DOMINATE. That's the mentality you have to have to truly be successful on an elite level...& this isn't an ego thing, either. It's not about just trying to prove you are way better than somebody else. It's not about feeling good because you decimated your competition. It actually has to do with YOU...your potential..& whether or not you die feeling proud of how you lived.
What if you could retrain your thought process to actually go the extra mile to the point where even if you were sleeping, your dreams would be driven by a sub-conscious commitment to excellence? I’ve actually experienced that & you can too. While everybody else is conditioning their minds to do the least that is still acceptable...YOU can condition your mind to do the most to WIN. You can actually become the person you want everybody to believe you really are.
How can you develop the kind of mindset that goes all in, all the time? I’m talking about the mentality that can keep the pedal on the gas…to get optimal results…regardless of whether things are going great for you, or you’re slogging your way through tough times. My guest Jason Khalipa is a Crossfit icon & a hugely successful entrepreneur. He’s won competitions at the highest levels, made millions of dollars, & led his family through his little daughter’s brutal encounter with leukemia. Through ups & downs, he knows what it takes to consistently crush it in business & life.
Do you feel alone? I’ve met thousands of people online & in-person who tell me they feel isolated & detached from average society because they personally have extremely high standards, a killer competitive attitude, & an extreme commitment to making the most of their lives...& it feels like nobody else does. The good news is there are others who are truly committed to excellence in everything they do. If you want to connect with them & be part of an incredible movement & family...take a listen to this podcast.
Every now and then, average people do win. But they don't keep winning...they don't make a lifestyle out of winning...because they make a huge mistake. In their moments of victory, they do something that causes them to lose focus & actually ends up being counter-productive to their long-term success. True winners don't do this. That's why all they do is win. What is it? Take a listen & find out.
As a guy who started with $0 in the bank 20+ years ago & now personally earns well into 8 figures a year, I've been around the broke & the ballers, losers & winners...& I can tell you this: those who never experience all the valuable things in life...the stuff money can buy & the stuff it can't...definitely suffer from an either/or mentality. They believe in a false choice & they even believe something false about God. So they waste their lives. Don't want that to happen to you? Listen to this podcast.
There’s a lot of you guys out there who think you can tolerate a little compromise or deviation in your performance or integrity…what I call “a hole in your bucket”…& still succeed. The reality is, some of the giants of history have been reduced to f*cking ruins because they allowed a hole in their bucket. What was it?…why is it so lethal?…& most important, how do you protect yourself from it? Take a listen & find out.
There are days that nothing in you wants to do anything productive. You have these huge goals, but you feel like being a lazy f*ck. You’d rather lay on the couch & eat donuts instead of run 20 miles. You’d rather watch Netflix for hours than invest the time & energy needed to build your business. Other “experts” talk about how to power through those negative emotions & perform. I can tell you how to do that, too…& more than that. I can teach you how to LOVE the days that test your will.
We all have bad days.We all have days where nothing seems to be going right, at work & in our personal lives. On those days, average people get their cages rattled, lose their focus, get derailed, & end the day with nothing accomplished. But the reality is, it doesn’t matter how much crap & chaos your day holds. You can keep your mind right, your attitude on point, & your day productive. In this episode, I tell you how I do it & how you can, too.
What would it be worth to you if you could 100X traits in yourself like confidence, self-belief, discipline, & grittiness...& completely transform your life? These are not traits you are born with, but skills you develop. I've spent more than twenty years figuring out how to master mental toughness & I'm putting everything I've learned into a program I call 75HARD. What's it all about & how can it help you become who you are meant to be & get the life you want? Take a listen.
What do you think is impossible? Pretty much everybody told my guest & friend James Lawrence that doing 50 Iron Mans in 50 days in 50 different states was impossible. But he did it. Not because he is a gifted athlete or had access to special resources, but because he learned how to create a mental toughness that is 1000 times stronger than iron. This episode will show you that you really can crush the absurdly huge goals that everybody else thinks you can't.
“You have to care about your customers.” If you’re in business, you hear it & say it all the time. But the reality is, deep down most people thinks it’s just a buzzword...a catchphrase entrepreneurs use to feel good about themselves. But I can tell you from building my business into 9-figures, it’s not a cheesy cliché...& you need to understand why it’s an essential key to dominating sales.
Do you want to succeed, but don't feel like you have the resources? Building a multi-million-dollar business from the ground up, there were tons of times I felt desperate & without options. I eventually found out why that was a good thing.
If you’re overwhelmed by what you think you need to know to master social media influence…relax. If you feel confused about what exactly you’re suppose to do to achieve massive results on Instagram and other platforms…don’t sweat it. In this episode, I boil everything down to the nuts & bolts & give you a simplified list of dos and don'ts. If you take seriously what I tell you & put it into practice, you’ll become the kind of influencer that generates massive amounts of impact & income.
The rules for social media success are changing. I'm a social media influencer myself & I employ thousands of influencers who represent my companies, & I can tell you this: the game is different now. It's so different that much of what used to work isn't going to work anymore. In this new era, if you want to build a focused & engaged following, leverage your platform for your business, & make millions off your personal brand...then you better take to heart what's in this episode & put it into practice.
There's an enormous amount of greed & insanity in the whole entrepreneur & success space. Do you really want to be a part of it? Do you really want to promote it in any way? I don't. That's why I've stepped away from speaking at most of the conferences & want nothing to do with the shady parts of that culture. What all of us should want...is to make money the right way (which is the most effective way) & to learn how to listen to people in a way that makes a huge impact on their lives.
When is enough, enough? When are you going to buy enough courses or go to enough conferences? I am all for you finding resources that actually provide value by teaching you something. I support you trying to develop yourself as a person & entrepreneur. The problem is, a lot of you need to declutter the nonsense in your lives, stop dabbling in "generating income" & start driving deep into building a real brand & legitimate company. You need to stop wasting time & double down on creating an empire.
What's the "magic number?" That's the question they ask on lottery commercials. If you get the "magic number" on Powerball or whatever, you are guaranteed millions. Well...I've got a 5-digit number for you that will guarantee success. It will guarantee you will create wealth - & a lot of it. What am I talking about? What's this so-called "magic number?" Take a listen & find out.
When someone does something really stupid or scandalous and gets caught...how do you respond? When someone has an epic moral failure or crashes and burns in business...do you like to join the rest of society & social media & pile on the judgement & criticism? How you choose to respond to people who do shady things - including shady things to you - will determine whether you live your life enslaved to hate & bitterness...or whether you live your life with freedom and power.
What's your attitude when you go through tough times? Do you think, "this isn't fair" or "I wish this wasn't happening to me"? To the average person, struggle is something to be avoided. But elite achievers find benefits in being knocked around by life. In fact...far from being averse or ashamed of struggle, they embrace it. They take pride in it. They think of it as a privilege. And that's why they always power through. How can you develop this mindset? That's what I talk about in this episode.
It was the early 1940s, right before World War 2. The suburbs of Chicago. There was a kid - we'll call him "Harry." He was shy, socially awkward, and a loner. But he powered through 20+ years of struggle, setback, rejection and repeated failure to become a multi-millionaire... and an American icon. His life story provides a blueprint for what the road to success really looks like and what it costs to achieve the life you really want. Listen to this episode to find out who he is & what he can teach you.
A long time ago I made a decision...I promised myself I would handle a common negative emotion in a positive way. Because I've been able to do that, it has massively impacted my ability to achieve success & happiness. In this episode, I tell you what it is & how handling it well transforms every aspect of your life. It's that important.
There are people in life who have been given opportunities & given every possible advantage & guess what? They still lose. And they are miserable. Then there are those who didn't grow up with a good family & didn't have any of the resources that most people do & had tons of really bad sh*t happen to them...but guess what? In spite of all that, they find a way to WIN. And those people are happy. They are proud of who they are. Which kind of person are you? Be honest. Winner or loser? Miserable or happy?
On Thanksgiving everybody gets in the mood to be grateful. That's good. But the problem is that exercising gratitude is something you should do everyday, because it's essential to success. In this episode, I talk about how I cultivate gratitude. I also explain that while winners recognize that life is hard & that there's bad sh!t in the world, they still believe that being alive is a good thing. They are thankful for life. They believe that there's good in the world worth fighting for...& they fight for it!
Heavy D & Diesel Dave are in the house! The guys from The Diesel Brothers, the hit show on The Discovery Channel, joined us in the studio and we talked about everything from custom builds & skid loaders to building a multi-million-dollar brand & what it takes to win big in business & succeed at everything you do. These guys are seriously good dudes - men of character who also happen to be first-rate entrepreneurs. Listen up & you'll laugh & learn a ton.
Why is that people nowadays think that if we disagree, we have to hate each other? Why do people think that if I share an opinion that is the opposite of yours, that it's somehow a personal attack & offensive? The media & politicians fuel this mentality & it's really killing our ability to get along & be good & decent people to one another. It's got to stop. There's a way to disagree - even strongly - with one another without despising each other. That's what we talk about in today's Sunday Sermon.
Why is it that some people experience terrible, evil things in their lives & they become monsters themselves...while other people go through just the same kind of suffering & sh*t & they are transformed into amazing, good people? I get it. It is hard to take the negatives of life & convert them into positives. It's hard to be wronged & still do the right thing. It's really hard to go through really bad things & become a force for good in the world. But it can be done. You just have to make the choice.
There's really no way I can summarize today's SUNDAY SERMON in a way that will do it justice. We recorded on a day that I was just sick & tired of society & all the crazy bullsh!t that we've all gotten used to experiencing on a day-to-day basis. So we talked about that & national division & common decency & Donald Trump & bad parenting & pursuing your potential & shady preachers & success coaches & God & "happiness is the new rich." It's all in this episode.
We got the four winners of the MFCEO iTunes Review Contest - Carly Damuth, Chris De Brock, Dr. Tom Recher, and Carmella Goslar - & they asked some incredibly practical & thoughtful questions about business & success that are relevant to anybody, at any stage in their journey. From "how service businesses can get their clients to pay them on time" to "how to leverage Amazon without being dependent on it," this is a high quality, high content conversation with a lot of fun, wisdom, & even some vulnerability.
How do you respond to people who are leading or coaching you? The reality is, your response to guidance & instruction is what is going to determine whether you're an average person or an elite achiever. Average people want to tell the coach or leader HOW to lead them. They care about personality, approach, communication style, & all sorts of other things. But elite achievers only care about one thing. In this episode, I tell you what it is.
I love history & when I was in high school, I wrote a paper on World War 2 fighter planes. The undisputed champion of all those fighter planes was the North American P-51 Mustang. In this episode, I use that plane & the brave pilots who flew it to explain how you can double your confidence when it comes to winning big at everything you do in business & in all of life.
People in the motivation & success industry – and people in general – are obsessed about “significance." Doing “significant” things. Living a “significant” life. This sounds noble...and it is. But there’s also a dark side to it. The search...the obsession...for significance can be problematic. That's what we talk about & we share some things for you to think about...to make sure your pursuit of significance is noble & authentic & not really some self-centered, egotistical thing.
One of the biggest things I've struggled with over the course of my life is having that little voice inside me that says that everyone else is smarter, more talented, or just plain better at [fill in the blank]. "They have some magic that I don't," the voice says. Now I've learned how to flip the voice on its @ss & use it to drive me. But the reality is, the whole self-doubt & comparison thing can really kill us. In this episode, I share 2 things that help me win that battle. They can help you win it, too.
Every day there are people who don’t achieve the goals that they could achieve if they just acted. In almost every case, the reason they didn’t act was because THEY TALKED THEMSELVES OUT OF IT. They let the "little loser voice" inside them dictate the terms of their life - who they are & what they can accomplish.But successful people take specific steps to take control of their mental conversation - and their lives. In this episode, I tell you what they do to dominate.
"What if?" is a question I hear people asking all the time...people who are in the middle of their entrepreneurial journey...or people who are in the midst of trying to accomplish a big goal. The reality is, people who constantly ask themselves that question are mentally abusing themselves. They are subjecting themselves to doubt & uncertainty. Successful people, entrepreneurs or otherwise, are different. They ask entirely different questions and operate under a whole different set of expectations.
Jocko Willink is among the best in the world on the subject of leadership & in this episode he joins me to talk about his new book "The Dichotomy of Leadership." We talk about the opposing qualities that leaders need to develop, as well as Jocko's tactics for dealing with lack of confidence, overly inflated egos, & a ton of other situations & challenges a leader will face with any team or business on the planet. This is as thorough an education on leadership as you're going to get...in less than 90 minutes.
Beer. Burt Reynolds. Knowing when to serve others & when to stand up for yourself. What my old bulldog Oscar taught me about life. How Vaughn the Impaler's yellow lab saved his little girl. Not gonna lie...we hit a lot of topics in today's episode, but all of them will make you smile, laugh, and help you become a better person...which is the whole point of the Sunday Sermon.
The so-called "gurus" tell you to set attainable goals, but I don't agree with that. I think you should set huge, unrealistic goals. Because if you fall short of those goals, it's massively disappointing. Those unrealized expectations hurt & that's a good thing, because pain teaches. In fact, pain does more than teach. If we use it, it can drive us to success like nothing else can.
It seems like everyday I get somebody emailing me or messaging me complaining or beating themselves up about something they said or did in the past. Part of me gets that, but most of me doesn't. Complaining about the past is illogical. Beating yourself up about your past is pointless. Instead, you should be using your past to benefit your present & your future. How do the happiest, most satisfied people do that? That’s what we talk about in today’s Sunday Sermon.
If it's true that everyone has the potential to be successful, why aren't the majority of people successful? It's not a matter of education or intelligence or natural giftedness. It's a matter of the will. Successful people are willing to do something that most people are not. They are willing to look bad...really bad...on their way to getting good at something & becoming someone who is truly great. Unsuccessful people aren't like this. The minute they look or feel stupid...they quit.
People always have lots of questions for me...about business, self-development, or whatever. So we decided to do another Q&A episode. We cover a wide range of topics in this episode, from qualities to look for in a hire & the best "techniques" of sales to how I've leveraged failures & why I'm not crazy about the question "What's your why?" This is super practical stuff, so listen & learn.
I’m finding it common to run into people who think they have found their purpose in life, but are still struggling with dissatisfaction on a daily basis. Restlessness is actually part of what it means to be a human being living in the real world. If you feel empty no matter how much you succeed, listen closely to today's episode. Vaughn, Tyler & myself talk about reasons for restlessness & dissatisfaction & what to do about it. If this is something you struggle with, just know this: YOU'RE NORMAL.
What's the #1 key to success? People want to act like it's mysterious. Gurus who don't know sh!t want to complicate it & make the answer sexier than it really is. The fact is, the secret is simple: DON'T QUIT. The people who succeed in life...the people who advance up the pyramid of success..are people of endurance. They are patient, power through pain after pain, & adjust & adapt & improve themselves...until they reach the top.
Whatever ever happened to common decency? There are things that everybody used to know & do...how to treat one another, how to talk to one another, how to be a good person..that hardly anyone knows & does anymore. That's the bad news. The good news is that if YOU know & do these things, you'll be rare. You'll stand out. Having good manners & being a decent person will help you dominate.
Have you ever hit rock bottom? Are you hitting rock bottom now? I get it. I've been there...in business & in life. Sometimes it's been my fault. Sometimes it hasn't. Well, listen...I can't explain this, but I've experienced it & I can tell you it's true: there's something really good about hitting rock bottom. In this episode, I give you three reasons why & urge you to wake up, rise up again, & dominate.
There's a ton of misinformation & flat-out lies out there about how to live with purpose & passion. The average "guru" on the internet misleads people into thinking they're weird because they struggle with doubt, uncertainty & dissatisfaction. In this episode, I share the real truth about purpose & passion, walking you through questions to ask yourself, expectations to adjust, & practical habits to develop that will help you operate more confidently & intentionally in every area of your life.
What's wrong with the world today? Like you, I get on the internet & social media & think, "WTF?" Like...it literally seems like society has become an insane asylum & the lunatics are running the place. Everybody is angry & resentful at everybody else. Well I heard a great story that provides a two word answer for what's wrong with the world. If we take that answer seriously, we'll all go a long way in fixing society...and our own lives.
Everybody has dreams for their future. But not everybody understands that what you hope to do on a much higher level later, you can begin to do right now. The guy who wants to someday speak to millions can give a talk to his 7 employees today. The girl who wants to perform on stage in Nashville someday can sing at a local country bar this weekend. Bottom line: when it comes to your dreams, if you're not doing what you can do now, you'll never do what you want to do later.
How do you become someone people would die for? In the age of social media, we talk about having "friends." But that term has become cheap. We think that if someone follows our page or likes our post, we're "friends." Not hardly. Real friends are a positive force in your life, energizing, truthful, supportive, and fiercely loyal. We all need real friendships because we can't do life by ourselves or succeed on our own. But if good friendships are what we want, a good friend is what we need to become.
Most people talk about happiness as if it's this mystical, mysterious force that you have no control over. That is 1000 percent false. Like so many other things in this world, happiness is something you have to earn. It is the result of actions you take. In this episode, I drop two practical things you need to DO...two practical things everybody CAN do...to earn the right to be happy.
You can learn a lot about success & entrepreneurship from a veteran of the music industry who has worked with superstars from Lady Gaga to Nelly. My buddy J. Erving is an influential executive, investor, & leader in talent management. He’s also an entrepreneur to the core & a guy committed to excellence. In this episode, he shares his story & we riff about everything from establishing credibility & authority in your industry to the leadership skills it takes to manage people who are exceptionally talented.
"Know your worth." That's a phrase I can't stand, because most of the time, people talk about how "worthy" they are when they haven't done anything to justify that claim. But at the other end of the spectrum are people who have a lot to offer, but they don't realize it & take advantage of it. You need to resist the temptation to "discount" yourself in business & life & "price" yourself more fairly & generously. Because if you do bring something worthwhile to the world, you deserve to benefit from that.
I've quoted Lombardi on the podcast before: "chase perfection." Problem is, most people emphasize the second word when the focus is really on the first. Perfection is an impossibility. We're supposed to chase it, not expect it. That's sounds counter-intuitive to a commitment to excellence, but it's not. In fact...perfectionism actually undermines excellence. In this episode, I tell you how & describe a better way of thinking & operating: one that embraces the chaotic process that produces success.
Most people who want to be millionaires don't see the connection between today & someday. Young kids don't think that killing it at their job at Burger King has anything to do with making millions in the future. Adults don't think how they cut their grass or wipe their @ss has anything to do with achieving their "dream life." The people who *actually* become wealthy are different. They recognize the link between now & later & they make every effort & sacrifice RIGHT NOW. They die to live the good life
There are a lot of eyeballs on the internet, 24/7, so if you're an entrepreneur & you're not capturing their attention, you're leaving a lot of income on the table. In spite of the huge opportunity the internet offers, for low-cost marketing & high volume sales, most people don't have any idea how to create ads that really convert. My buddy Billy Gene is an exception to the rule. A huge exception. In this episode, he shares his valuable knowledge & experience to help you transform your social media marketing status from "loser" to lucrative.
There are two main skills you need to make 6 figures or more in life: 1. sales and 2. leadership. In this episode, I focus on the skill of sales, unpack two fundamental practices that will you master it, & I even walk you through an exercise that will help you cultivate ease, comfort, & confidence with anyone & everyone you meet - which is critical to success in sales...& really, life in general. Bottom line: become a monster sales person & your potential for wealth and success is unlimited.
Fifteen years ago today, I was lying face-down on a street in Springfield, Missouri, in a pool of my own blood. Just a few seconds before that, I felt the excruciating pain of getting stabbed multiple times. Bottom line: a dude tried his best to kill me. So...what would you do if that happened to you? There's not a person alive who hasn't been hurt by someone. How you handle your emotions & respond to that hurt will determine the quality of your life & relationships & the things you're able to accomplish.
What’s the #1 lie of our society & what would your life look like if you completely rejected it? So many people out there right now are talking about how everybody needs to “love themselves” & keep telling themselves that…“You’re beautiful & worthy & good enough." But here's the problem: for those statements to be true, there has to be a change in mindset & a commitment to act & live in a certain way. Bottom line: you aren't entitled to feel good about yourself. You have to earn it.
So you say you're ready to fulfill your own true potential & achieve success & become a millionaire. That’s sounds so bad*ss, doesn't it? So sexy. So cool. Why wouldn’t everyone want to go all in on something like that? Because...the ACTUAL pursuit of success begins & ends with a principle that is totally unsexy & totally uncool, but utterly indispensable. What is it? Listen & find out.
Everyone associates the internet & social media with the future of business, but the reality is that these things have actually turned back the clock on all of us. Because everyone is connected, the world has become a much smaller place where everybody knows everybody & if you run your business like it's located in Small Town, USA - population: 100 - you'll experience big-time success. In this episode, I tell you exactly how to do that.
How do you get everyone to talk about you & your brand? A lot of people out there are trying hard to convince me to post about their product or snap a photo of me wearing their swag. They are handing out thousands of t-shirts to influencers & others to get a mention on social media. The truth is there's a way to get people to automatically, naturally, enthusiastically promote your brand, your product, your service...YOU. How do you do that? Listen to this episode to find out.
In business & life, people who master the "soft skills" make an impact & make money. Jordan Harbinger is one of the pioneers of podcasting & is an expert in social dynamics. A guy who built a massively successful brand by providing high quality content & generating meaningful conversations on critical issues, Jordan joins me in the studio & we talk about the interpersonal dynamics that translate into big-time influence & income.
"You are who you hang out with." We've heard that time & again, but until you take seriously the essential connection between your social life & your success, you're not going fulfill your potential. Bottom line: who you choose as your close friends matters. What peer group you're a part of affects your mind, your character, the amount of money in your bank account...everything. You need to level up your inner circle & cut out negative influences (even family) & in this episode, I tell you how.
How can you keep yourself from feeling like sh*t? There's one thing you can do - or not do - with your mouth that will not only help you preserve your energy and increase your self-respect, but will improve the overall quality & outlook of your life.
Any person's life, no matter if they are "successful" or not, is going to have ups and downs. If you're an entrepreneur, you can almost guarantee that you're going to go through a regular cycle of feeling good, like you're making progress, but then feeling like sh*t, like you & all your plans are falling apart & doomsday is coming. You need to know this is natural & normal...and the key is to learn a method of powering through these times & executing when your feelings are battling against you.
Why do you so often fall short of getting what you want, even when you go out and work hard? How is it possible that men like Nick Saban & Bill Belichick don't just win games & championships, but have established themselves as titans & gods even among the extremely successful? The answer is simple. It all comes down to standards & expectations.
"Just quit the job you hate & do what you love." We hear that all the time, don't we? But that's terrible advice. Because in order to get the opportunity to do something you love, you're going to have to do something you hate...for a long time. In this episode, I talk about the process that everyone who starts from zero & builds 7,8, & 9-figure enterprises KNOWS you have to go through. And I talk about the motive & mindset that drives the person who, when everyone else has quit, is the last one standing.
There's a question that I think – if you answer it rightly – will get you straight on what you’re doing with your business, your brand….even your whole life. If you answer this question correctly, you’re going to have a sense of strength and purpose that other people dream about. And you’re going to feel good about yourself. So here’s the question: is it better to be famous or impactful? That's what I talk through on today's episode. [Visit Andy's website](www.andyfrisella.com)
How do you make every day great? Or even perfect? There are four steps. They involve productivity, learning, gratitude, & enjoying things that money can't buy. When these things form the core of your day, you're day is going to be f*cking awesome, even if there's all sorts of chaos and sh*t going on. That's important for entrepreneurs & overachievers, because as great as building businesses & making money is, the stress & the drive to dominate in everything you do can drive you crazy...if you let it.
Too many people are overly invested in the lives of others. They wonder how much money other people make. They compare their lives and success to what they see posted on Facebook and Instagram. Not only is this unfair to you, it will also destroy your ability to make something valuable out of your own life.
I’m not the most multi-cultural person on the planet, but I did recently learn something about French culture that might actually be better than French fries. It's a concept the French came up with way back in the 1800s...a way of thinking about life & the responsibility we have to LIVE IT. It's the mindset of any person who rises from the ashes, who goes "from rags to riches", and it's why kids born into poor, f*cked up families can still become the most powerful & influential people on the planet.
What's the key to building a billion dollar brand? What's going to give you that edge over your competition? The so-called "gurus" will tell you it's the latest hi-tech silver bullet...that new platform or software that will make everything easy & efficient & will streamline & automate some aspect of your business so that customers will just come rolling in. But that's the true. The key is not easy or efficient, but it costs a lot less money & will make you FAR more. What it is? Listen & find out.
Do you consider yourself a good person? Do you seek power? If you answered “yes” to both questions, great. If you answered “yes” to the first but “no” to the second, what the f*ck is wrong with you? You’re what’s wrong with society. You’re the reason the world isn’t a better place. What do I mean? Listen to this episode and find out.
Anybody who is in business has experienced anxiety over the sales process. That’s normal. What’s also normal is that the people who can’t overcome that anxiety are going to crash & burn in business. That's too bad. Because there’s no reason that social anxiety over sales has to torpedo anyone’s dream of building a multi-million-dollar business. There are proven ways of dealing with your fear & getting to the point you actually enjoy the sales process. That’s what we talk about in today’s podcast.
Businesses ask me all the time, “how can we get our customers to trust us?” Trust is incredibly important. But when people ask me that, I already know something is wrong with their thinking. In this episode, I explain why, and identify what you really need to do to establish the kind of rock solid trust that leads to loyalty - which is THE quality you want in your customer base, in order to build a wildly profitable business and brand.
Whenever I tell people that they need to carry themselves with confidence and act like the MFCEO of their own lives, I always get someone who says something like this: “That’s easy for you to say, Andy. Because you really are a CEO. It’s easy to walk around with some swag in life when you actually hold a position with some status.” They don’t get it. The disposition comes before the position. In this episode, I explain what that means and why it's critical to your success.
What do all these things have in common? “In God We Trust.” An Eagle. The Greek heroes Achilles and Odysseus. The Roman hero Aeneas. Wealth. Excellence. Impact. Legacy. The MFCEO Project. 100-0....and YOU. In this episode, I answer that question, identify the driving force behind the 100-0 movement, explain what's at stake, and issue a challenge. Listen like your life depended on it...because it does.
Being decisive doesn’t mean you always make the right decisions. It means you know how to make a decision quickly & intelligently & keep moving forward, learning to adapt to whatever happens as a result of your decision. In this episode, I talk about how this decide/adapt/keep moving forward skill is not only found in the most successful, most highly paid CEOs, but in people who are absolutely crushing every aspect of their life.
All the so-called "experts" tell us to ignore our weaknesses and focus on our strengths. There's truth in that, but not across the board. The reality is, we need to determine whether our weaknesses are just inconvenient annoyances, or whether they are something that will destroy our business or life, if we don't do something about it. There's a process to dealing with our weaknesses, and there's a way that a good leader helps others deal with theirs. That's what this episode is about.
What's keeping you from being successful is your inability and lack of capacity to tell the truth. Throughout your day, you have the opportunity to say the things that people need to hear, but you don't do it. You don't want to hurt people's feelings. You don't want them to be mad at you. Whatever the reason, you buffer what you say or don't say it at all. But until you learn to speak the truth clearly and directly, you're never going to be the type of person who becomes wealthy or successful.
My buddy Ryan Michler from Order of Man joins me in the studio and we get riffing on topics like accepting responsibility, mastering skills, and taking back control of your life, whether it's in the area of career or relationships or whatever. There’s a plague of victim mindset running through our culture and it has to be stopped. If you're infected by it, I can’t stop it for you. You have to do it yourself and in this episode we tell you how.
When we’re trying to learn something new and accomplish a huge goal everyone else thinks is impossible, we should say, "it's easy." That's what my guest in this episode thinks, & he should know. Charlie Jabaley was an awkward fat kid who became a successful executive in the hip hop industry. He also set a goal to become a a real athlete & Nike ended up giving him a call. Trust me: he knows how to create the life he wants & in this episode, we tell you how you can too.
The average person approaches the whole concept of “finding yourself” in a passive way. Truly successful people know that “figuring out” who you are meant to be isn’t an issue of figuring out anything at all. It’s a decision. You decide who you are and order your life to reflect that decision. You create the character. You put on the clothes. You go through the motions. You visualize it until you realize it.
I’ve told you guys that my early years of business were rough. I made every mistake possible.I felt like an idiot working hard and getting no results. I hated it. So at some point I made a decision that when I “made it,” I was going to help people through those rough early years of entrepreneurship. In today's episode, I sit down with 7 entrepreneurs - the winners of our MFCEO testimonial contest - to answer their questions and provide some direction. They asked great question you're asking too.
So many people wait and wait and wait…to make a change…to get their sh*t together…to take advantage of an opportunity. They don't act with urgency until it's too late...and they suffer the consequences. But successful people are different. They live every day with urgency...even when they are way ahead! In this episode, I talk about how people suffer from "selective urgency," how to identify it, how to avoid it, and what to do in place of it...so that you can cultivate the habits high earners possess.
I can tell you from personal experience most people get exactly what they expect. Not what they want. Not what they say they want. They don't get what they deserve.THEY GET WHAT THEY EXPECT. What is that supposed to mean? In this episode, I explain this concept, why it’s important and how to apply it.
What's wrong with Millennials? I have built a strong, multi-million dollar brand, working almost exclusively with Millennials. Millennials are doing some badass sh*t. That said, they do have one downfall. They have an issue with patience. In this episode, I talk about how they - and you - can overcome that issue by developing "aggressive patience," while is a key to dominating everything in life.
There are 3 types of people: Number 1, Number 2, and Number 3. Most people are Number 3. They aren’t extraordinary in any way, but can perform basic tasks. Number 2 is good, but not great. Number 1? Those are the type who demonstrate initiative, creativity, and execution. They are rare and valuable. They get paid extremely well because they deserve it. They have the life they want because they earned it. In this episode, I talk about how to manage all three types and how to become a Number 1.
Can you draw a line in the sand? Can you decide that f*cking enough is enough and that the change you need to make is far more important than the sacrifice it will take to make it? The problem is, too many people can’t do that. Too many people think they can make endless compromises with themselves, and that they have plenty of time to get around to the life they want. F*ck that! They don’t. Successful people know that. And they resolve to cut the bullsh!t and get serious: Immediately.
Years before all entrepreneurs were using electronic media to promote their businesses…years before the bar was lowered WAY down and anybody could pitch themselves as a expert, coach, or guru…there was an elite group of trailblazers who built real businesses, impacted millions of lives, and created massive amounts of wealth. They became legends of success. Dean Graziosi is one of them. In this episode, he and I cover everything you need to know about how successful people think and act.
So many of you struggle with saying a word that so many of the people around you need to hear. If you learned to say this word, you would release so much of the frustration that you've internalized. If you learned to say it, people would respect you. You'd gain credibility. You'd gain confidence. Everything from your leadership to your productivity would improve. So what's the word?
One thing I’ve learned is that people are almost always wrong about why they aren’t succeeding in business (and life). They think they’re not a “born leader.” They think they aren’t selling because their product or service isn’t priced low enough. They’re worried that if they really put themselves into their brand, it won’t fly with people. The truth is, problems can be traced to flaws in how you operate as a person. In this episode, I talk about what those are and how you can get them straight.
I can’t tell you how often I hear people say, “I really mean it this time! This year is going to be different.” But then there's always a reason why it isn't. Listen: Are you in love with the idea of success? Or do you love actual success? The reality is, success takes sacrifice, time, and the willingness to make tough decisions. But it can be done. It’s hard, but not impossible. In this episode I challenge you to have a drastically different year in a very specific way.
Can you 100% guarantee success in anything? Yes. And it doesn’t mean that you have to work so many hours that you never sleep. What it does mean is that you identify the critical tasks that have to be completed TODAY. There’s no better day than the first day of the new year to review the system – the tool – that has helped me complete critical tasks and become rich and successful. If you faithfully and consistently use the tool, you can become rich and successful, too.
At the end of every year, people find excuses for why they didn't do what they PROMISED themselves they were going to do. But then they say sh*t like, "2016 was practice. 2017 was a warm-up. Now 2018 is game time!" Seriously? What a joke. They aren't going to make a change. They aren't really going to accomplish anything. And neither are you...but it's probably not because you're lazy. It's something else. In this episode, I tell you what it is--and how, if you really want to crush the new year, you can.
This 200th episode of our podcast is like the f*cking box of chocolates that your Aunt Paula is going to inhale this Christmas. It’s an educational and entertaining assortment of stories, rants, and practical insights about everything from being fearless and aggressive to raising 100-0 mindset kids and understanding that there’s really nothing you can’t bounce back from in life—except death. My dad and brother join me in the studio, so you know things get interesting real fast.
You can develop the same drive for success as The Greatest of All Time…elite athletes like Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade, and even Michael Jordan. There is zero reason you can’t be a Hall of Fame level performer in everything you do in life. That’s what my friend Tim Grover says, and he should know. He is the one of the most revered mental toughness and performance coaches in history. Those guys I just mentioned? They chose to work with him. In this episode, Tim and I talk about how YOU can be like them.
You know how many people who fully committed themselves to becoming a billionaire AT LEAST ended up becoming a millionaire or multi-millionaire? Every one of them. But most people don't get it. Most people still set "small realistic goals." You can't be like that if you want the kind of life that people would kill for. You have to redefine what's "realistic" and learn to visualize what's possible, which is every f*cking thing you can dream up. So set massive f*cking goals!
What’s your excuse for not making millions? My friend Randall Pich was raised by his mom in extreme poverty, in one of the most dangerous parts of the country. Now he’s the very wealthy founder of multiple brands, most notably Live Fit Apparel, a top social media influencer, and a model for how to build an enthusiastic following around an in-demand brand. In this episode, we talk about the connections between creativity and business, and how these things apply to the art of making money.
How does the story unfold for someone who is pursuing their million dollar dreams? What are the stages of success and the critical moments along the way? How does the person who achieves something truly great think? What do they do? Ed Mylett, one of the wealthiest, most successful guys I've ever had on the show, shares his life story and lessons on money, God, and "maxing out." Ed is the head of World Financial Group, a multi-million dollar financial organization.
When you begin developing into the person that you know you really are - and are meant to be - people close to you don't always take it well. They push back. They mock you. They laugh at you. When that happens, most people (you?) feel like a fraud and don't know how to power through the resistance they experience. I know. I've been there. But I figured out how to outlast that backlash, and in this episode, I tell you how you can, too.
A lot of people spend exorbitant amounts of time wondering what other people have that they don't. Especially when we are in the beginning of our success journey. I know. I used to do the same thing! In this episode, I nail down the specific action that successful people (in any area of life) do that unsuccessful people don't. I guarantee it will surprise you to find out what it is!
Many people in the world are in a situation that they find very, very comfortable. Maybe they are making enough money, are in good enough shape, and in decent personal relationships. Their lives aren't terrible, but they are also not great. So they get into this mentality of not really being motivated to change the status quo. The irony is that this comfort zone is actually uncomfortable. In this episode, I tell you what that means, and why you definitely want to push yourself beyond your comfort level.
Yes, you learn from losses. But you shouldn't celebrate losses as if they are moral victories. That's not the mindset that is going to propel you to the highest levels of success. True winners hate losing of any kind. You can't just console yourself with the "I did my best" mantra. That is a cop out. It's about going for the W: Every. Single. Time.
Brad Lea is the founder of LightspeedVT, an interactive learning software, and a veteran marketer and training expert. In what may be our funniest episode in months, we sat down and talked about the building blocks of training your team (and yourself): great content, repetition, role playing and real life application, and accountability. This conversation is full of insight (and laughs).
J.P. Dinnell is a Navy SEAL, business consultant, and Jocko Willink's partner at Echelon Front. In one of the best podcasts we've ever done, he and I talk about his SEAL training, his experience fighting in the battle of Ramadi, and lessons he's learned in war that very much apply to achieving success in business and real life. This is a special podcast. If you don't come away amazed by the insight and motivated by the stories, there's something wrong with you.
The most important thing you can do to achieve success is commit yourself to self-development. How many books have you read? What have you taught yourself lately? It is nobody's responsibility but yours to put good sh*t in your brain. There is no excuse you can make to not take your own improvement seriously. In this episode, I tell you what has worked for me and what can work for you.
Buckle up: this is a pretty wide-ranging conversation about everything that is going on with me right now, the vision I have for transforming the lives of the younger generation, and the plans we have for providing tools for REAL entrepreneurs who want to build a business and make millions of dollars. (I also throw in my thoughts on something essential to entrepreneurial success: the importance of recognizing the lifetime value of a customer.)
How you view conflict in your life has so much to do with what energy you're putting out, what progress you're making, and how far along you're going to get. What makes movies and books so exciting is the conflict! Yet people have such a terrible view of it. But if you want to be successful, you have to change your perspective about it. In fact, you have to come to believe that conflict is actually what creates the greatness in you.
Whether you're trying to build your personal brand or build your business, social media is huge. We know that, right? But it's amazing how many people spin their wheels on platforms like Instagram and Facebook and really don't get any return on their investment of time and energy. That's understandable. What worked just last year won't work now. But I've spent a ton of time figuring out the principles that drive social media success both now and in the immediate future. In this episode, I share them with you.
I am so proud and grateful for the community that has built up around The MFCEO Project podcast. The people who listen to this podcast understand that life is about dominating everything you do, about kicking ass, stepping on throats, and running up the score. So we decided to do something to step up our level of engagement with you and show our gratitude to you for being part of a movement that is changing the world. We call it the 2-Minute drill. Listen to find out what it's all about.
On your journey toward success in business in life, you're going to go through stages. Sometimes you feel as if you've earned your swag, sometimes you will feel as if you don't know what the f*ck you're doing. Regardless of how successful people feel, they do one thing that the rest of the world doesn't. In this episode, I tell you what that is, and how you can/should do it too.
When I first bought and drove luxury sports cars like my Lambo, I didn't tell anyone about it. I felt guilty and embarrassed because so many people think being motivated by material things is immoral. I have come to believe they are wrong. While life is more than material things, it is legit to use them as motivation. In fact, they are a great motivation. In this episode, I tell you why.
When people experience hard times or something they didn't plan on, the tendency is to freak out, start second-guessing themselves, and back track on their plans. In this episode, I tell a story about flying home from Vegas when something we heard scared the sh*t out of us. The lesson for us then, and the lesson for all of life, is this: Relax. And trust your instruments.
People always email or DM me and say stuff like "Oh, Andy, I'm going to be the best entrepreneur that you've ever seen. I know you'll be proud." But then they add, "Uh, but I don't know where to start." Well, in this episode, I tell you where the start. I give you the basic sh*t you need to do to get rolling in business and making money."
Does loads of talent determine your success? No. So stop looking at other people and say, "Man, if I had his talent, I'd be able to achieve my goals." That's total bullsh*t. Here's the reality: It's not lack of talent or ability or circumstances that keep you from success. It's the failure to make the right choices. You have to know what to do and to choose to do it.
My buddy Lewis Howes wrote a book called The Mask of Masculinity. He joined me in the studio and we talked about how getting honest and transparent and dealing with your sh*t will help you succeed. We also talked about how being vulnerable doesn't make you a p*ssy, but actually helps you be even more driven and competitive. This is one of my favorite episodes ever. Listen and learn.
When we're little, most of us are encouraged to be great. But when we get older, for some reason, the script changes. We're told to be practical, realistic. The people who used to support us now discourage us--so we can be average, like them. You need to learn how to react to people like that. You need to learn to get p*ssed at their negativity and drive it into productive action. Learn to do whatever it takes to "live a life that says 'I told you so' without having to say a word."
How do you beat burnout? Here's the reality: It's something that has happened (or will happen) to anybody who is trying to build/run a business and/or do something great and sustain it over the long haul. Have you lost hope in the process? Have you lost your vision for what you're trying to accomplish? There are a number of reasons why people burn out. I talk about these and other main causes for burnout and share what my experience has taught me about overcoming it and pressing on.
I've told a lot of you guys that when my best friend and I started our business, we were so broke we had to live in the back of our store and sleep on an old mattress from Goodwill. In this episode, I go into detail about actually sleeping on that mattress, how embarrassing it was, but what it taught me: Successful people know when they shouldn't take themselves too seriously. If you learn to laugh at yourself, you'll laugh all the way to the bank.
Are Millennials entitled? Do they lack work ethic? There's some legitimacy to those charges. But on the other hand, there are plenty of young people (men and women under 30) who have the drive and ability to do great things. In this episode, I talk about the key flaw in many Millennials. It might be what's keeping you from success, too.
In business and life, it's great when you really get rolling. But when a little success makes you bigger and busier, you might make certain critical mistakes that will derail you before you really get started. In this episode, I tell you what those mistakes are and how to avoid them.
You know how you take your life to the next level? You actually figure out what your limits are. You identify your limits physically, mentally, in your relationship, and in your career. Then you make a specific, intentional effort to go beyond those limits. You have to know where the point of failure is for you so you can overcome it on your way to success.
What do you do when you want to be successful, but you've got a relationship in your life that is counterproductive to all your personal and professional goals and dreams? The answer isn't easy, but it is simple: You cut them off. Yes, this kind of thing can be really messy. But you have to do it. In this podcast, I tell you why and how I've done it. If you want to fulfill your potential, you'll need to do it, too.
So many entrepreneurs now think they are going to start a business, make a half-ass product, charge a lot of money for it, and become wealthy. But here's the reality: that's not going to happen. Great entrepreneurs know the best, most effective marketing strategy you can possibly have. It's the most critical factor in a company's success. Do you know what it is?
People contact me and explain that they are making decent money, but don't feel like they are really making a difference in the world. So they tell me they are thinking of trying to start some sort of charitable organization or join a movement dedicated to some worthy cause. I tell them that is wrong thinking. They--and you--need to realize that you can make a difference right now. In this episode, I tell you how.
Is chasing money a bad thing? I don't think so. Money is not everything in life, but it's a great, great thing. And in this episode of the podcast, I re-emphasize how important it is to change your beliefs about money. Why? Because you have to think right about money to make a sh*t ton of it.
How have I worked through the process of building something successful? How have I developed the mindset that has helped me earn millions of dollars? I've tried different kinds of life hacks and mental tools over the years. One thing that I really believe in is holding yourself accountable. How do you do that? In this podcast, I share two practical tools - a set of questions and a mental dialogue - that have helped me immensely. Listen to find out what they are.
When you experience an extreme situation that presents an obstacle that is hard to overcome, something amazing can happen: it can end up becoming one of the best things that ever happens to you. The process of recovery, the journey of overcoming, can produce qualities in your character and assets you can add to the arsenal you use to achieve the highest levels of success. Bottom line: obstacles are opportunities for greatness. You have to choose to believe that.
Among other things, Mark Bell is a former champion power lifter, entrepreneur, the owner of the Super Training Gym, and the inventor of the Sling Shot. The MFCEO's wide-ranging conversation about the story of Mark's success will leave you educated and motivated. From pressing on through adversity to inventing and selling a product, no stone has been left unturned in this comprehensive discussion on what it takes to succeed in business and life.
How do you stand your ground against the goliath of your industry? Should you be flattered that industry leaders are following your steps on social media or worried they are about to pounce on us? Should we wait and get business open with a bang (sort of like a Trojan Horse) or should we tease our clientele with what's common and create a buzz--but risk giving our competitors a chance to prepare for us? These are questions Andy Frisella was asked by listeners and social media followers. The MFCEO's short answer: F*uck your competitors! Why are you worried so much about them? Focus on you."
Even if there was a quick and easy path to get rich and powerful, the MFCEO says you shouldn't take it. Why? Among other reasons: when you get money easily, you lose it easily. It takes time and experience to become the kind of person who can really handle large sums of money. And you cheat yourself out of the things you gain when you take the long and hard road: a great story and the right to respect.
If you are waiting to see what other successful people do just so you can do the same thing, you are doing yourself a disservice. It's one thing to notice what someone else does well. It's legitimate to cherry pick a good idea or best practice and apply it to your life and business. But here's the bottom line: whatever you draw from someone else should be adapted and be developed for you. Personalize it or pass on it. You don't want to be a carbon copy of someone else. It's less than you deserve and bad business.
One idea that doesn't belong in an authentic entrepreneur's mind is the idea that somebody is out to get you. That someone is trying to put obstacles in your way and keep you down. That's false. The reality is, it's up to you. You have to grow your skills. You have to create the opportunities. You need to put in the work. The only person you should be worried about is yourself.
How do the rich manage their money? Do they keep a budget like average people? Do they avoid impulsive purchases? How do they use credit cards? Do they care about their credit score? In this episode of The MFCEO Project, Andy Frisella covers the basic principles and best practices for anyone who wants to get and stay rich.
There's a common mistake that stalls a lot of people's progress. They may be on their way to achieving their goals, making more money, but then all of a sudden, they hit a brick wall. Why? It's because people assume that the same plan and practices that earned them some success at the early stages of their life can be applied to every other stage. It can't. Yes, there are fundamentals to success. But you also have to be adaptable. Your plan has to evolve. Your skill set has to be developed and reinvented. Bottom line: if you want to continue fulfilling your own true potential, you have to learn to change.
In today's day of entrepreneurship, we have young people (and old people, too!) who are constantly looking for the grand slam or overnight success. They want to try to mimic the stories they read about that say how someone took a rocket ship to mind-boggling wealth. Here's the reality: in spite of the rare stories that are posted all over the internet, there's no easy way to earn big money. You have to provide value. You have to execute in an exceptional way. You have to do the things that are difficult. But--in the end--these things pay off.
The most valuable thing you are going to learn in business isn't how to sell. It is how to manage a team, from the guy sweeping the floor to your highest-level VP. Mastering the art of leadership is hard, but worth it. So how do you learn how to lead? The first step is to make a habit of taking initiative. When you see something that needs to be done and you do it well, you're on your way to becoming an incredible leader--the kind that knows how to build wealth and build an empire.
Marketing has become so sophisticated over the last couple of years that developing an effective strategy can become overwhelming. In this episode of The MFCEO Project, Andy Frisella shares the basic principles and practices that have helped him promote his businesses and generate millions of dollars in revenue. In a wide ranging conversation, Andy discusses everything from basic marketing philosophy and common social media marketing mistakes to the use of brand ambassadors and use and abuse of the principle "sex sells."
What skill can determine whether you are going to be an average person who earns $40,000-$80,000 a year or an exceptional person who earns 6 to 7 figures a year? It's the skill of leadership. If you learn and master the effective management of people, your potential for success and greatness will be unlimited. How much time are you investing in the development of this skill? It is an investment that pays off.
Happy 4th of July! The men who founded America believed in something bigger than themselves. They believed in something that could make their lives better, as well as the lives of their families. But they also knew that they were up against impossible odds and that the cost of failure was high. Are you motivated to pursue amazing, seemingly impossible goals? Not just goals that benefit you, but others too? Have you considered the high cost of achievement? America was built by people who, in the face of massive adversity, decided to move on regardless. What about you?
Think about all the things that people have said to you that bother you. Go back to when you were a little kid. What did they say? Maybe it was that you were: fat. Stupid. A loser. A weirdo. Even though you were little when it happened, the hard truth is that you grow up and remember that sh*t. Here's the deal: People have a tendency to think their struggles or issues are worse than everybody else's. But the reality is that everybody deals with something. What it comes down to is this: When you get pushed to the brink by the negative memories and thoughts, what do you do? You can cave in and give up. Or you can dig deep and press on.
This one goes out to the guys (and gals) who are working hard and have a chip on their shoulder because everybody they know - even their friends and family -are telling them to "grow up" because they are crazy to "pursue an unrealistic dream." Guess what? Someday, when you are successful, they will tell you "you are a genius" and "I always believed in you." And it will be bull sh*t. But it doesn't matter. Those stupid things that people say are blessings. They will create the chip on your shoulder. They will drive you. And when you make them eat their words, it will feel damn good.
What if? What if? What if? Entrepreneurs are always sending Andy Frisella emails and direct messages freaking out about this or that. Most of the time, they are afraid of things that aren't really threats to their success. In this episode, Andy walks listens through the lineup of "bogeymen that don't exist." Instead of being afraid of these things, The MFCEO says, fear mediocrity. And fear never doing anything at all.
Good communication skills are critical to success. Unfortunately, society has become so soft and overly sensitive that people feel they need to be passive and tentative in the way they speak to others. They tone down the truth to avoid offending someone. They are vague in order to avoid hurting someone's feelings. Guess what? This doesn't work. In order to succeed personally and professionally, you need to speak clearly. You need to speak truthfully. You need to be direct.
The importance of excellence has always been one of Andy Frisella's foundational values and one of the basic assumptions of The MFCEO Project. But in 150 episodes, Andy has never explicitly explained why excellence is so important - why it's everything. From how it undergirds the confidence necessary for success to how it protects us from the danger of laziness, The MFCEO unpacks and breaks down his thoughts on excellence - and shows exactly why it's essential to personal and professional success.
What do you do when the person you love does not support you and your goals? Or, what do you when they support your overall goals, but they often nag you about your lack of progress? Do you suck it up and take it? Do you just tell them to go to hell? In this episode of Thursday Thunder, Andy Frisella unpacks his thoughts and answers this frequently asked question. The bottom line: a relationship is two people believing in the same things and being committed to the same goals. Is that what you have with your significant other or not?
Money, money, money! In today's episode, Andy Frisella shares his take on all things money: Is money the greatest thing in the world or the root of all evil? What's the difference between making money and earning it? How do the most successful people think about money and handle it? This is a favorite topic of The MFCEO's - one that he has talked about before, but is so important that it bears repeating.
We live in a society that has produced very soft, very delicate little snowflakes. An entitlement complex is running through the current generation. They think they should be handed the good things that come from a life of hard work--without actually working for them! But one of the worst qualities of so many people today is that they want to know what to think. They haven't learned how to think. That is an indispensable requirement for becoming successful.
It's popular today to go around saying, "I'm gonna be me. And I give zero f*cks what anyone thinks about it." While we should not be enslaved to other people's opinions, Andy Frisella says that what other people think about you matters. People are going to judge what kind of person you are by how you treat people and what you put out on social media. If you don't take that seriously, you're in trouble. Opportunity comes from other people--and how other people perceive you is huge. If you struggle with how to connect with people and build relationships that lead to opportunity, The MFCEO shares a tool in this episode that will help you!
Too many people complain that their friends and family aren't supporting their business. Here's the reality: you're going to need way more than the support of your friends and family to be successful. Plus, your friends and family aren't obligated to support you. When it comes to the real world of business, they owe you nothing. It's your job to provide a quality product or service that everyone would want to support. And it's your job to sell them on that quality product or service. But above all, you have to think of support in terms of a bank account. Don't constantly ask other people to make withdraws on your behalf. You want to be the guy who make more deposits in other people's accounts.
How do you suck the marrow from every 24-hour period you live and work on this Earth? Is there a difference between working hard throughout the day and making the day work hard for you? In this episode of The MFCEO Project, Andy Frisella shares his tips and tricks for moving beyond time management to time mastery. Other people may have more brains, talent, or money. But everyone has the same amount of time in their day. To be successful, we have to learn how to make that time count.
A chronic problem with the world of entrepreneurialism right now is the ubiquitous presence of "hustlers" who are showing the world their "baller" lifestyle. The problem is, they are just showing it. They aren't really living it; because they haven't done the hard work necessary to experience it. The reality is, people like the show and the style, but they've never developed the substance required for success. The MFCEO says: you can't fake it. You won't become an authentic success without taking the hard road and doing the hard work.
One of the common killers of inexperienced entrepreneurs is not knowing how to manage your cash flow. In this episode, Andy Frisella talks through the typical mistakes that he himself has made and the lessons he's learned from doing business for almost two decades. From not paying your invoices before they are due to finding innovative ways to generate cash, The MFCEO's advice will help any entrepreneur and any business avoid a cash flow crisis.
When you begin a new project or venture, you are extremely excited. But as the days pass, it becomes harder and harder to sustain enthusiasm. Things become monotonous. You become frustrated. You wonder: what is wrong with me? Answer: nothing. That's normal. But the reality is, when the excitement wears off, most people quit. That's too bad, the MFCEO says, because if you push through the excruciatingly hard times, it gets easier. It's gets more satisfying. It's gets awesome.
There are two groups of people on the Earth: Whiners and Winners. Whiners believe that life is a playground. They are surprised when they experience conflict. They are surprised when they get hurt. Winners are different. They succeed in life because they possess a battleground mentality. In this episode, Andy Frisella explains exactly what that means.
What really matters when it comes down to being successful? It's not motivation. It's discipline. Anybody can give 100 percent at the gym when they feel like it. Anybody can do the work they need to do when they feel like it. But it is the people who are completely unmotivated and even repulsed by the thought of hitting the gym or doing the work - and do it anyway! - that are the ones who truly dominate in everything they do.
When it comes to sales, you can't settle for mastering product knowledge.That's too myopic. You have to broaden your approach to include a comprehensive knowledge and expertise, not just of a particular product, but of the whole industry or field of which your product is one part. As Andy Frisella says, you have to be "the guy." You yourself have to be a holistic resource for your customer. Those who do that will reap benefits for your brand and bottom line.
You think you're making a sacrifice in the pursuit of your dream? You think you are giving up so much as you work to build your business? Andy Frisella says that you need to radically readjust your thinking on the matter. Pain and struggle and sacrifice are a normal part of achievement. You aren't doing anything that anyone who has ever achieved greatness hasn't done. You need to understand that. You need to quit your bitching and get work done.
What do you do when you have a business partner who can't get his head in the game? What do you do when you can't seem to motivate the other stakeholders in your business venture? In this episode, The MFCEO drops some truth bombs about the responsibility that every entrepreneur has to "paint the picture" that will cast a compelling vision that will motivate your team and create a winning culture.
What do you have to do to impress Andy Frisella so much he gives you his phone number? Joe and Mike Maki of Brokkr Wood and Metal Working pulled it off. How? By creating a product of amazing value and coordinating a surprise delivery to The MFCEO - who was blown away. In this episode, Andy talks to the Maki Brothers and breaks down his thoughts on building something of value, taking initiative, and doing the work necessary to open up amazing opportunities for yourself.
How did Andy Frisella build a huge social media following and motivate millions of listeners to download The MFCEO Project every month? How did he become a highly sought after speaker and consultant? He did it by creating killer content: Instagram captions that punch people in the mouth, Facebook posts that speak the truth and light people on fire, and podcast episodes that motivate and educate. In this episode he shares his guiding principles and practical tips for putting together the kind of material that draws a crowd and makes you money.
What's next for Andy Frisella? In this episode, The MFCEO shares his plans for further developing the podcast and the mission of The MFCEO Project. From starting a new YouTube show to developing a new array of digital resources, the mission is the same: Provide value. Help people maximize the potential of their business and lives. Also in this episode, Andy shares the principle that "doing the inefficient is essential." Sometimes the things that take the most time are the most important.
Every entrepreneur feels at times as if they are going through hell. Whether it is experiencing the paralysis of self-doubt, a gnawing sense of isolation, or discouragement and depression, struggle is par for the course. In this episode, Andy Frisella serves as a guide through the underworld and provides his thoughts on confronting and overcoming the trials and tribulations that are faced by men and women who are serious about running their own business.
In spite of what The MFCEO has said countless times, people are always clamoring for the "next level content" and "the secret" to success. Andy Frisella says, "no." There's no "next level content" that only the elite know. There's no "secret" available to a chosen few. It's really basic: "make a list, do the list. win now." The problem is that people don't really want to do what is necessary to be successful. They are more in love with the idea of success.
What do you get when five entrepreneurs of varying ages win a contest and come hang with The MFCEO? You get an hour of great questions and incredible answers. In this episode of the podcast, Andy Frisella hosts a Q&A with the winners of The MFCEO Project's 100th Episode Contest. From building confidence and being an alpha male to the service industry's neglect of social media, the conversation is rich, wide-ranging, and packed with insight.
How do you make a real change--in business and in life? How do you negotiate transitions, exchange bad habits for good ones, and transform how you look at life? In this episode of The MFCEO Project, Andy Frisella and Vaughn Kohler talk about the art of metamorphosis for the sake of success. (And as a bonus, Andy provides his take on common sense and common mistakes in relationships.)
"What if I get successful and lose all my friends?" That's a question that The MFCEO gets all the time. "Listen," says Andy Frisella. "As you move up the ladder of accomplishment, your peer group will change." Why? Because you will change. You will become a better, more badass person; and better, more badass people will be attracted to you and your life. It doesn't mean certain members of your old peer group are bad people. It just means that you've become very different people with different hopes, dream, and goals--and moving apart is natural. You better accept it. The alternative is keeping your friends--and staying average and mediocre.
Entrepreneurs are always asking how to get opportunities, how to network, and how to get opportunities. According to The MFCEO, the best way to find opportunities is to put yourself in motion: meet people, shake hands, get in conversations, and do sh*t! Bottom line: you don't find opportunities. You create them!
It's great if you are out there trying to build a business and life of value. But too many people out there are complaining that they have "haters." According to The MFCEO Andy Frisella, very few people have accomplished anything significant enough to have haters. The haters are imaginary; they exist in the minds of people who want to create excuses for their lack of progress. In reality, you might be on the receiving end of legitimate criticism. If that's the case, don't call it "hate." Accept it humbly. Learn from it. And use it to truly accomplish great things.
Mike Dillard is a dad, entrepreneur, thought-leader, and freedom fighter who has helped thousands of people build wealth to live the life of their dreams. Also the host of the "Self-Made Man" podcast, Mike joins the MFCEO crew to talk about the keys to success in business and life, with special attention paid to the process of self-development, as well as the finer points of online marketing and sales. Filled with Mike's practical insights and brave transparency, this episode is one of the best ever.
In entrepreneurship and in life, timing is vitally important. A good decision made at the wrong time is a wrong decision. Like a good NFL running back, you have to know when to let obstacles in your way pass--and when to move ahead and plow right through them. In this episode, Andy Frisella explains that while mastering the art of timing is very difficult, the very first step is to be aware of its incredible importance.
Gerard Adams, known as "The Millennial Mentor," is a thought leader, serial entrepreneur, angel investor, and philanthropist, with a simple purpose: to inspire others to leverage their passions to create the successful lifestyles they dream of. In this episode, Adams joins Andy Frisella and The MFCEO Project crew to discuss everything from work ethic to personal branding.
What is personal branding? Is it only important for a chosen few or everyone? Recently, Andy Frisella was featured in an Inc. Magazine article on the topic. Whether it is being mindful of the online presence you have cultivated over time, transferring solid social skills from real life to digital platforms, or creating content that is an authentic reputation of who you really are, successful entrepreneurs have to be aware of the critical issues connected to personal branding.
This is a 2-for-1 Thursday Thunder! First: are you an entrepreneur who likes to take "the shotgun approach?" Do you come out with a product, release it to the public, it goes "okay" but not good, so you just move on to another product--or even another company? According to Andy Frisella, most people don't understand that success takes time and tenacity. They don't have the aggressive patience necessary to succeed. Without it, they will bounce from one thing to the next and never enjoy the amazing results that are bound to come. Second: When it comes to personal branding, are you comfortable tooting your own horn? You need to be. If you don't, nobody else will do it for you.
When you're in business, most of your revenue is generated by repeat customers. So it is not only important to gain customers, it is vitally important to keep them. You cannot think of customers as a one-time transaction; but rather think of them in terms of their lifetime value. In this episode of The MFCEO Project, Andy Frisella explains how to gain, maintain, and retain customers. Bottom line: if you want to move up in the world of business, you've got to learn how to follow-up and follow-through.
"I'm doing my best." That's what people say all the time. But Andy Frisella asks, "what is your best?" According to The MFCEO, "your best" is always developing, always evolving. That's why you can't ever really say you've achieved your best. Instead, you should be constantly pushing yourself to your best, which will always be just out of your reach.
In the last couple weeks, a video by Simon Sinek discussing Millenials in the workplace has gone viral. In this episode, Andy Frisella interacts with Sinek's key points; sharing his thoughts on the strengths and weaknesses of the Millenial generation, as well as his insights for any employers or entrepreneurs who work with Millenials. Regardless of your age or generation, the basic principles of success and happiness remain the same: work hard, invest in deep relationships, and commit to the long haul.
It's already five days into the new year and some people who made grandiose resolutions have already compromised them. According to the MFCEO, that is exactly why they don't have the life they want - and that is entirely their fault. What is it going to take for people to understand that wanting success and being a real practitioner of success are two different things. Even if you've already screwed up your plan, stop being in love with the idea of success and start actually working toward it. Now.
"Never give up." In business and in life, we hear this a lot. But what does it take to persevere? What expectations for pursuing goals and dreams set people up for disappointment and failure. Here's the reality: anything worth doing in life is going to be very, very hard. You have to understand the mindset and the method for pressing on or you're not going to make it. In part 4 of the 4-part series Recalibrate, Andy Frisella unpacks his thoughts on the all-important quality of perseverance.
Thinking over the last year, Andy Frisella says he is incredibly grateful for the success of The MFCEO Project, as well as the successes of his other businesses. In this episode, two days before Christmas, Andy urges everyone to cultivate a positive attitude, focus on the things you are thankful for, and bring others with you on the road to success and happiness.
A few people in life are gifted with a natural talent for self-motivation. But most men and women on Earth struggle to motivate themselves. In this episode of The MFCEO Project - the third of the Recalibrate series - Andy Frisella unpacks his thoughts on overcoming the things that undermine our will to act - from self-doubt and discouragement to difficulty and defeat.
"Steve" is "the average mother f*cker." He buys all the success books. He goes to all the seminars. But nothing ever changes for him. Why? According to Andy Frisella, he doesn't have "The Intangibles." These are: heart, desire, drive, passion, intensity, a will to win. Do you have these? If you don't, nothing will ever change for you, either. If you do, you'll be part of the 1 percent that truly achieve success and greatness. Ultimately, your actions will answer that question.
What is greatness? How is a successful person different from someone who is great? Why doesn't the average person pursue greatness? What does it take to be considered great? How do you cultivate greatness in your life? In part 2 of the Recalibrate series, Andy Frisella gets more philosophical and unpacks his thoughts on a topic that is profoundly important to anyone who wants to live the best possible life.
Why do you take the time to whine and b*tch about your life? Why do you complain in person or on social media? Here's the reality: nobody cares. So why don't you take the energy that you spend (actually, waste) in complaining and channel it into something productive, like developing skills and getting sh*t done!
The MFCEO Project is all about action and execution. But that doesn't mean action without thinking or execution without reflection. In this episode of the podcast, Andy Frisella gets all philosophical and further unpacks his definition and understanding of success. This is part 1 of a 4-part series called "Recalibrate," a series meant to refresh your understanding of the core principles of success and get you reoriented and ready for the new year.
Look back at your life over the last several months. What did you accomplish? Did you stick to the resolutions you made back in January? Did you actually do the things that you planned to do or did you just talk about it? If you're looking for a reason to put off changing your situation and pursuing your best possible life, you'll always find one. Don't wait until New Year's to make a resolution. Make the resolution now--and act now.
Doing business today, people might think that online technology makes in-person contact less important. Only morons believe that. That’s like saying that since we have the internet, we no longer need to know the alphabet. Wrong. The alphabet is fundamental; and so is one-on-one interaction. In spite of websites and social media accounts, businesses still have to make real phone calls, sometimes even go door-to-door, and have real conversations with real people. In business and in all of life, successful people know how to approach and engage.
What you focus on throughout your day will become your life. In this episode of The MFCEO Project, Andy Frisella talks about how you use your brain and how your brain controls your attention, your appetites, and ultimately, your actions. Every thought that pulses through your mind has a result; so it is imperative that we control our thoughts and use them to achieve peak performance in every area of life.
How can you be an outlier in a world full of people dedicated to mediocrity? How can you train yourself to be mentally tough, accomplish critical tasks, and set goals and dreams for yourself that stretch you beyond your comfort zone into the highest levels of greatness? In this episode, bestselling author and performance coach Ben Newman rejoins the MFCEO crew and Andy Frisella shares his thoughts on everything from the practice of visualization to his favorite tool: The Power List.
Dan Fleyshman, the youngest owner of a public company, the founder of First Slice Media, and the author of "How To Set Up Your Business For Under $1000" joins Andy Frisella for an episode packed with information and insight. From specific tips about drawing up a business plan to big picture advice about management and marketing, these two titans wax eloquent about all things entrepreneurial. But the bottom line is this: If you have a good idea for a product or service, get to work. The best time to start is now.
Like naïve little kids at Christmas, the average person thinks success is magical. They think that achieving your goals, fulfilling your dreams, and living a life of health, wealth, and happiness happens when somewhere, in Never Never Land, the stars align, the Success Fairy waves her Magical One Hundred Percent Guaranteed Success Wand, and everything in your life miraculously turns to glitter and gold. But people who are destined to succeed know better. They know they are destined to succeed because they know that success is not magic. It comes from busting one’s ass. It is the inevitable result of hard work.
While you are ultimately responsible for your success, the effectiveness of your business will largely be determined by the people who work with you. For this reason, you have to know how to hire the right people and when to fire the wrong people. In this episode, The MFCEO shares his tips for recruiting the best help for your business and letting go of the dead weight.
People say this all the time: "I have this incredible idea. I've developed this awesome product or service concept. But I just don't have any money." So they justify failure because they had no funds. But according to Andy Frisella, lack of resources is a huge advantage. It forces you to get innovative and to work even harder.
The minds of successful people are always active. They have an opportunity mindset and want to make the most of everything that happens in their lives. That's the good news. But according to The MFCEO, the one downside of that mentality is that they think they can focus on everything; they think they can divide their attention and energy into every possible project. Spoiler alert: They can't. In this episode, Andy Frisella provides some practical tips for to how to focus on one thing; and how that laser-like focus can lead to even greater success.
Too many people attribute other people's success to luck. They don't really believe that hard work and persistence are the reasons that people do great things in life. They don't have faith in the process of execution. The first view of life allows you to sit on your ass and make excuses. The other view demands that you act and trust the process. The view that you hold determines the person that you are and the success you will enjoy in life.
What is The MFCEO Project all about? It's not just a podcast. It's not just a brand. It's a movement. According to Andy Frisella, our generation has lost the mindset and work ethic that leads to success and greatness. In this, the 100th episode, Andy unpacks his manifesto for restoring integrity and excellence to all of us as individuals and society as a whole. From making the decision to be a positive force in the world to urging people to take ownership of their lives, this is The MFCEO at his best--raw and real.
When you look at people's social media posts as well as their interactions in the real world, you'll notice something: They always try to emulate someone else. This happens all the time. The average person ends up becoming watered-down, carbon copies of other people. Successful people are different. They embrace their authentic self and are comfortable being who they are.
You've heard the old phrase, "there's a thin line between love and hate?" Well, successful people know the opposite is true. Intense, negative energy can be converted into positive passion. So if your business experiences a disgruntled customer, don't chock it up to "well, you win some, you lose some." You have been presented an amazing opportunity. Angry customers can become amazing advocates. You just need to adjust your mindset and adopt the right method.
If you want to succeed in life, you can't leave anything up to chance. You cannot go 40, 50, or 60 percent of the way toward excellence, but then leave a bunch of factors and variables free to handle themselves. Of course, some things are meant to be. You can't control everything, all the time. But the people who truly kill it in life are those who take control of every possible factor.
There's two ways to look at balance. There's the way average people understand it: it's a daily, possibly weekly, task. It's calibrating the different events and activities and obligations of our lives so that they all get equal time. But successful people look at balance far differently. Essentially, it's intense, single-minded investment up front with dividends later. If you want to be financially successful, you have to look at it the same way.
Most people exist as a byproduct of their environment. What does it take to create a life in which you can control your environment? How do you make yourself significant enough to make an impact, whether in business or all of life? In short, what do you need to do to get where you want to be? In this episode of the MFCEO Project, Andy Frisella is joined by Pejman Ghadimi, founder of Secret Entourage and the author of the bestselling book, Third Circle Theory.
Winners live an active daily life. They are proactive and organized. They take the whole of their lives and break it down into daily plans and specific tasks. Successful people don't achieve greatness by accident. If you want to be a champion and accomplish great things, you simply cannot be passive. Take control of your day!
Companies rise and fall…on leadership. Governments rise and fall…on leadership. Any movement that’s trying to do something good rises and falls…on leadership. Here’s the reality: the strength of a nation…of a culture…of the whole human race rises and falls on the strength of it’s leaders. Whether you’re the CEO of a multi-million dollar business or you’re just a dude with a 9-5 job who wants to fucking kill it at that 9-5 job, you have to learn to lead. There's no other way to be successful.
Life is short. We're going to die. So why would you spend your life doing things that you don't want to do, because you are afraid that if you did what you really wanted to do, you might screw everything up? Here's the reality: You're going to make mistakes and screw up either way. If you take the time to think about what you are really afraid of, you can use fear as an advantage.
Resourcefulness is the ability to creatively cope with difficulties and challenges, in business or in life. Whether it is knowing how to learn from their experiences or adjusting their game plan to make the most of their assets, men and women who develop and exercise their resourcefulness are bound to succeed. But the foundation of all resourcefulness is the mindset that says, "Failure is not an option."
Entrepreneurship is not for everyone. It is the hot thing right now, but it is being sold by shady people peddling the dream of making a million dollars in less than a year. If you are wondering whether or not you should start a business, embark on an entrepreneurial endeavor, or pursue any other big goal in life, here's what you need to realize: It's going to take time. It's going to take everything you have. You aren't going to be able to do it unless you are all in.
Do you ever run into people who say, "I don't have the resources to succeed" or "our company doesn't really have any assets, so that's why we're failing"? According to Andy Frisella, lack of traditional resources is one of the greatest assets you can have. This positive way of thinking, this no-resources-is-a-good-thing mindset is what The MFCEO calls "Zero Options Mentality." It's essential for success.
"Everything you do is competition," says The MFCEO. You can't hide from it. You can't pretend that life on Earth doesn't run by the rules of "compete or die." You will either be a do-nothing or a champion. The good news is that it is not a zero sum game. Anyone who adopts a killer competitive attitude and commits to hard work can win at life.
Just as businesses thrive on products that solve problems and bring value to customers, successful people are men and women who have learned how to provide value through who they are and what they do--no matter what it is. "No matter what job you're working," says Andy Frisella, "ultimately you always work for yourself." Whether it is forming the habit of hard work or always seeing the bigger picture, there are practical steps anyone can take to become a truly valuable person.
The difference between people who fail and people who succeed is that the latter are brutally honest with themselves. They don't make excuses for themselves. They don't blame any external factors or circumstances. They execute. They push through. And above all else, the believe they are in control of their lives. And they use that control to accomplish incredible feats that others only dream about.
How do you control momentum? How do you effectively convert movement into success? Whether it is learning how to focus on the benefits instead of the work or celebrating the small steps as victories, Andy Frisella shares his insight for how to get your life and/or business moving in the right direction.
The cheesy self-help gurus and self-proclaimed masters of success always repeat the same phrase, "Don't quit. Don't ever quit." Even though it's gotten to be a cliche and is often expressed in a sunshine-and-unicorns way, it is true. Success is hard. The world doesn't owe you anything. You are going to have to fight like hell for every inch of progress. Above all, you have to learn how to finish. You must quit quitting.
Sales skills aren't just helpful for business. They are applicable--and essential--for success in all of life. Joined by his brother, 1st Phorm President of Operations Sal Frisella, The MFCEO returns to a favorite subject. Ultimately, it's not about selling products and services. It's about selling yourself--and helping people.
"Why are you afraid of the work?" That's the question the MFCEO poses to people who aren't realizing their potential and pursuing the kind of life they really want. At first glance, Andy Frisella says, people might seem lazy. Sometimes they are. But often, people aren't lazy. They are afraid. The prospect of working hard terrifies them because they don't understand the benefits. They don't believe that their hard work will ultimately payoff.
There's so much craziness in the world. People are stressed out about everything from ISIS and environmental disasters to gun violence and racism. The truly great, successful people know how to be surrounded by this craziness and keep their cool. They know how to live in the middle of this chaos and still get sh*t done. The MFCEO knows this is a tough task, but he believes it can be done. In this episode, he shares his thoughts on how to do it.
"Hey, Andy! Can you give me some special advice for accomplishing my goals and dreams? My situation is unique." No. Stop right there. According to The MFCEO, nobody's situation is unique. Everybody has disadvantages. Everybody faces adversity. Success is hard for everybody. So stop making excuses and get sh*t done now.
What tools does The MFCEO use to pursue success? In this episode, Andy Frisella gets down to the nuts and bolts, outlining his daily practices for maintaining vision, setting goals, dealing with criticism, turning adversity into an asset, and more!
All successful people have at least one thing in common: They know how to make an impact on other people. Whether they are talking to the President of the United States or the bellhop at a low budget hotel, they know how to be friendly, engaging, and how to provide an amazing experience, life-changing experience. In short: They know how to be memorable.
What's the one word that gets mentioned again and again in our popular culture? What's the one word that people use again and again, to the detriment of their own lives? According to The MFCEO, that word is "fair." The entitlement mentality that says "I deserve better " is destructive. Ungrateful people who compare their situation to others and complain are destined to accomplish nothing. No matter who you are and what your background is, you can choose to make the best of the life you have been given.
This is part 2 of a 2-part series. The MFCEO hears this all the time: “Andy, I’m passionate and hard-working. But I just don’t know what to do with my life.” While he’s addressed this issue in Snapchat and Periscope in short segments, he’s never unpacked his thoughts in a systematic, comprehensive way.
Three days after July 4, 2016, Andy Frisella shares his thoughts on the real threat to our freedom. It is not a tyrannical government or an attack from ISIS. The greatest threat to every human being is the bondage of their own mindset, the slavery of their own excuses. According to the MFCEO, regardless of your background, situation, or circumstances, you are free. You are free to be great.
"Andy, I'm passionate and hard-working. But I just don't know what to do with my life." That's a question the MFCEO gets a lot. While he's addressed this issue in Snapchat and Periscope in short segments, he's never unpacked his thoughts in a systematic, comprehensive way. That's what he does is this two part series. This is part one.
So many people say, "This is my greatest hope and dream...but if it doesn't work out, there's always Plan B." Andy Frisella says, "No!" There-Is-Always-Plan-B kind of thinking is the mindset of failure. You need to be 100 percent committed. All or nothing.
There is an epidemic in America. From coast to coast, people think they can put in minimal effort and get maximum results. According to Andy Frisella, it doesn't work that way. Showing up is not enough. To be truly successful, you have to take pride in everything you do, pay attention to the details, and if necessary, go twenty extra miles. Put simply, you need to overachieve.
The MFCEO Project isn't just about motivation and success. It is committed to a total transformation of our culture, and very little is more critical to the positive development of people than parents. As Father's Day approaches, Andy Frisella and the crew talk to Larry Hagner from the Good Dad Project. It's not enough to be the MFCEO of your life. You have to be the MFCEO of your family, too.
What is one of the main reasons most people never do anything significant in life? Because their egos don't allow them to be seen doing something poorly. They never want people to see them experiencing loss or failure. According to Andy Frisella, you have to be willing to do something badly for awhile before you become good--and eventually great--at it. That is the natural path to excellence--and success.
Farokh Sarmad, better known as @farokhgoodlife, is a college-age entrepreneur and social media mogul who is killing it on Instagram. In this episode, The MFCEO and crew invite him into the studio to discuss the basics of business and badassery.
In a famous scene in Rocky 3, Apollo Creed tells Rocky Balboa, "There is no tomorrow!" Why do people procrastinate their commitment to greatness? Why do they put off until tomorrow the excellence they could achieve today? Andy Frisella and the MFCEO crew discuss that question and provide tips for defeating procrastination and dominating your life without wasting another 24 hours.
Average people have no idea what commitment really costs. They feel good about themselves when they exercise a couple weeks worth of focus and self-discipline. The reality is, true commitment requires a wholehearted investment of everything a person has. It requires a sustained effort over an extended period of time. True commitment requires a firm "yes," not a maybe. Knowing how to commit is what makes the difference between those who talk sh*t and those who do sh*t.
There are two things in life that utterly destroy your forward progress. The first is holding on to your past victories. The second is the mentality that says “I will just show up to work and do the bare minimum.” In this episode, Andy Frisella explains why these two things will kill your success—and what you need to do to rid them from your life.
Can one person really make a difference? Can a single man or woman really accomplish anything? In this episode, Andy Frisella talks about why he believes in individuals. From our greatest obstacle to achieving our potential to the supreme effectiveness of our actions, the MFCEO talks about the power and potential of human beings.
If you think humility has nothing to do with success, you're wrong. People who think they know everything and can do everything very seldom accomplish anything. Winning in business and life requires the ability to know what you know and what you don't know, and the commitment to surround yourself with people who help you maximize your strengths and minimize your weaknesses.
From nearly paralyzed to mobilizing the health and happiness ofmillions, Shawn Stevenson is the creator of The Model HealthShow,featured on iTunes as the #1 health podcast in the country,and the author of Sleep Smarter. In this episode, the MFCEO andVaughn the Impaler talk with Shawn about everything from businessand branding to sleep and success.
Young bucks: you can have an entrepreneur mentality and kill it within an established business. But you have to ask yourself a question: if you are in an entry-level position, how do you know if it’s a dead end job or a real career opportunity that just requires hard work, passion, and patience? In this episode, Andy Frisella shares the key signs that a company is committed to excellence—theirs and yours.
Lewis Howes is a lifestyle entrepreneur, podcast phenom, and the NY Times best-selling author of The School of Greatness. In this episode, he joins the MFCEO crew to discuss the power of vision, the advantages of adversity, and what it really takes to pursue greatness.
Most people don't understand that the world owes them nothing. They are selfish and suffer from a massive sense of entitlement. People who rise above the common lot and achieve alpine heights of success are those who put others first, care, and provide value.
Why is the success and motivation space crowded with so much B.S.? In this episode, Andy Frisella calls out the con artists and gets some things off his chest.
There is an epidemic in our country. From Facebook feeds to face-to-face conversations, people are whining, crying and complaining about everything. You can change culture of negativity if you stop making excuses like everyone else--and start leading.
Andy Frisella enjoys cussing; but there's one four-letter word he hates: luck. In this episode of the MFCEO Project, he explains why it's imperative to clean up your language and stop using that dirty word.
If he could travel back through time to 1999 (in a Lambo, not a DeLorean), what advice would millionaire entrepreneur Andy Frisella give to his younger, inexperienced self? It's the same advice he'd give anyone on ground zero of building their empire.
Pay your respects to personal responsibility, who by all indications, appears to be dead in America. In this episode of The MFCEO Project, Andy Frisella holds a funeral service for the thing that has built every great life, business, and even the U.S. of A.
As you pursue greatness, do you ever feel like a fraud? Do you even feel like, deep down, maybe everyone thinks you're someone that you're not? Don't sweat it. Everyone who has ever accomplished anything has wrestled with the same thing, too.
Can you name the seven deadly sins? Pride. Lust. Greed. Jealousy. Anger. Gluttony. Sloth. Well, there are seven deadly sins that kill entrepreneurs, too. From an obsession with certainty to lack of patience, Andy Frisella spits fire and brimstone as he rails against all of them.
When they are very little, baby elephants are often tied to a stake and conditioned to think they can't pull it out and move, even after they've gotten big enough to do so. They just accept their limitations. Andy Frisella says too many men and women are like that.
Andy Frisella loves all entrepreneurs, but he has a special place in his heart for those who are young or just starting to run a business for the first time in their lives. In this episode, he's joined by Nehemiah Davis, an entrepreneur, author, and philanthropist who is killing it at a young age.
Your life is not meant to be tolerated. It is meant to be lived--and loved! According to Andy Frisella, this means you have to ask yourself some tough questions. And you need to clearly identify the person who is ultimately responsible for your life not being what you want it to be: You.
Remember those Public Service Announcements that proclaimed, "Knowledge is Power?" Andy Frisella says it's not true. Education is not complete without experience and application. Mere information will do nothing for you. You've got to put it into action.
The days that you face a do-or-die, put-up-or-shut-up situation are the days that define us. Andy Frisella calls those "Test Days." Successful people don't just learn to face those days with determination. They learn to love them.
Returning to a favorite topic, Andy Frisella shares his thoughts on how character, conduct, and making cold hard cash are related. Are rich people evil? Is it noble to be poor? Can money be a legitimate driving motivation in life? The MFCEO answers these questions and more.
How do entrepreneurs deal with loneliness and isolation? When is the best time to transition from your current job to your dream scenario? What do you do when you second-guess yourself? In this episode, Andy Frisella answers these and other questions from entrepreneurs.
There is a conflict going on in America, a great war for the heart of the nation. But it's not between the Democrats and Republicans, the far right and the far left, or traditionalists vs. progressives. It's between those who promote the culture of winning and those who want the country to slide into excuse-making and laziness. Who will win this battle? It's up to you to decide.
What does it mean to be a man? In this episode, Andy Frisella is joined by Ryan Michler of Order of Man, and the two of them answer that question. From taking personal responsibility to developing the skill of adaptability, one thing is clear: being macho is not the same as being masculine.
Live your passion. That's what Andy Frisella says. But don't make the huge mistake of thinking that means life will be easy. Life wasn't meant to be easy. You're not meant to be a wilting flower. You are called to be tough-minded, battle-tested, and made better through struggle.
Everybody deserves the truth. In this episode, Andy Frisella fields tough questions: Does he really believe that success is for everyone? Does he ever struggle with discouragement or depression? The MFCEO keeps it real, raw, and honest.
Do you take pride in what you do? Not just when pursuing big goals, but also when performing little tasks? Not just when everyone is watching, but when you're all alone. Truly successful people take pride in everything they do. But what does that even mean? In this episode of Thursday Thunder, Andy Frisella shares his thoughts.
Andy Frisella and the crew jet to New York City to hang with Gary Vaynerchuk, the badass from Belarus and the High Lord of Entrepreneurialism. From The MFCEO's social media strategy to Gary Vee's approach to the creative process, this conversation is wide-ranging, heavy with truth, and more fire than you can handle.
Already failing your New Year's goals? Don't sweat it. Take the sheet of paper with your old goals, wipe your a** with it, and flush it down the toilet. The MFCEO is going to help you set bigger, better goals. The kind that people laugh at.
"Quit playing yourself," Andy Frisella says. What does that mean? Stop buying the get rich quick lie. Your success is going to take time and the experience you will gain will be invaluable.
Prepare to be enlightened or offended. Andy Frisella and guest Sean Whalen attempt to reconstruct a conversation they had over dinner. From "how can we fix what's broken in America?" to "how does passive parenting relate to failure in business and life?" these two revolutionaries cover a range of topics in this wild romp of a conversation.
"Relax," Andy Frisella says. "Nobody criticizes losers." If you are getting blowback from setting big goals and chasing huge dreams, the MFCEO says, "It's normal." Your pursuit of greatness will make people uncomfortable. He tells you why--and how to deal with it.
What are two of the most powerful words in the English language? According to Andy Frisella, they are "Thank" and "You." Whether you're pursuing success in business or happiness in life, cultivating gratitude is essential.
People boast all the time about the big goals they've set for themselves. But Andy Frisella asks, "are they REALLY your goals?" If they are, your day-to-day actions should demonstrate that. Otherwise, it's just talk.
Life and business are both full of problems. If you want to be successful, you better figure out how to approach them--and how to solve them. This is part 1 of a 2-part series.
To be successful, you have to win the battle of the mind. You have to take your thoughts and bend them to your will. Andy Frisella tells you how to "autocorrect" your negative thoughts.
In business and life, are you a tugboat or a lighthouse? That's Sean Whalen's critical question. A millionaire, entrepreneur, social media phenom, and founder of Lions Not Sheep, Whalen joins Andy Frisella for this episode of The MFCEO Project - and the two talk about everything from what ails American politics to a life that adds value.
In a culture that has succumb to the insanity that "everybody wins" and "everybody deserves a trophy," Andy Frisella says that competition is critical for success. It's good for business, America, and all of life. "Big Jim" Frisella, the MFCE-DAD, returns to the studio to contribute to the discussion.
You may not travel the world and get paid as a motivational speaker, but every entrepreneur has to learn how to transfer enthusiasm and move people to action. In this episode, Andy Frisella shares his methods for motivation.
Before you're successful, people will call you crazy. After you're successful, they'll call you genius. Before they will laugh, after they will flatter. Before they will say "You'll never do that," after they will say "I supported you all along." According to Andy Frisella, this is all part of the entrepreneur's journey. But successful people see "The After" before anyone else does.
How do you manage the growth of your small business? Jillian Tedesco of Fit Flavors joins Andy Frisella and Vaughn Kohler and the three of them discuss challenges entrepreneurs face as they grow more successful.
Who needs to validate you? Who needs to approve of your business idea? No one but person looking at you in the mirror every morning. In this Thursday Thunder edition of the MFCEO Project, Andy Frisella shoots it straight: You don't need permission to be great.
There's always more to say about sales. In this second episode dedicated to the topic, Andy Frisella talks about the importance of listening, focusing on your strengths, showing customers appreciation, and being "The Guy."
Do you fear the unknown? Andy Frisella says people get paralysis by analysis because they are constantly asking "What if?" You don't know what's going to happen--and you don't need to. Successful people experience whatever comes--and execute their plan anyway.
You ask, "What's going to happen if I take this risk?" Andy Frisella asks, "What's going to happen if you DON'T take that risk?" According to the MFCEO, successful people think differently about risk. They don't see it as something to be avoid, but embraced.
Everyone believes the competition in business is fierce. But if you think you face overwhelming odds, you're wrong. According to Andy Frisella, only about two people in a hundred actually have what it takes to press on and finish what they started. Will you join the 2 percent?
It's gut check time for entrepreneurs. Do you really want to run your own business or not? If it's not in your DNA, you are unlikely to succeed. In this episode of the MFCEO Project, Andy Frisella tells you how you can really tell you're an entrepreneur to the core--or not.
Too many people fear failure. Not only is it a fact of life, Andy Frisella argues, it is a learning experience, a sign that you're in the game, and - ultimately - not a big deal. So the MFCEO says: Get over it. And get over yourself.
Prepare to be instructed and inspired. In this episode of the MFCEO Project, UFC prize fighter Tyron Woodley joins the crew to talk about his story and shares his insights for success in business and life. From the tough streets of Ferguson, Missouri to the tough opponents in the Octagon, Tyron has experienced all sorts of adversity - and overcome it.
Perseverance is essential to success. In this short episode of THURSDAY THUNDER, Ben Newman, co-host of the MFCEO Project urges everyone not to quit before the final bell. Life is like a boxing match or a UFC fight. Only the one who presses on through all 12 rounds wins.
In this short episode, Andy Frisella cuts to the point: You could listen to Tony Robbins, Dale Carnegie, or any other success guru 24/7, but if you don't execute, you will do--and be--nothing.
Whether you operate from Los Angeles, CA or Little Flint, MO, Andy Frisella argues that the internet and social media have created a situation in which every business is a small town business. If you want to succeed, you have to think like the owner of an old time general store. Ben Newman and Vaughn Kohler join him in the studio.
So, you have excuses for why you fail to accomplish anything in business or life? Andy Frisella says, "To hell with your excuses." There is nothing--not one thing--that can keep you from success. Vaughn Kohler joins him in the studio.
While you are ultimately responsible for your success, there is one person who, unlike anyone else, can help make you or break you. Joined by his wife Emily, Andy Frisella shares his thoughts on your relationship with your significant other and the effects that he/she can have on every aspect of your life--on your business and beyond.
Recalling NC State Coach Jim Valvano's legendary speech at the 1993 ESPY Awards, Andy Frisella shares his thoughts on what makes a great day--a day that makes you happy to be alive. Vaughn Kohler joins him in the studio.
Meetings are an essential part of the life of any business, but contrary to popular belief, they don't have to suck. From trimming the fat off your agenda to the difference between information and formation, Andy Frisella tells you how to get together and get things done.
Some people say you shouldn't be driven be fear. Andy Frisella, The MFCEO, thinks that there are five things that should terrify you. If they do, you won't be afraid to live.
Success is realizing your own full potential. That's Andy Frisella's bedrock principle. In this episode of the MFCEO Project, he explains that success is a very misunderstood concept--and he sets the record straight. Joining him in the studio are Ben Newman, Vaughn Kohler, and special guest, "Big Jim" Frisella, Andy's MFDAD.
Should you stay focused on one business--or start many of them? In this ASK ANDY episode of The MFCEO Project, Andy Frisella tackles that question, as well as questions from a live Periscope broadcast. Joining him in the studio is his co-host Vaughn Kohler.
Entrepreneurialism isn't just about starting your own business. It's about creating amazing opportunities and dream scenarios for yourself. In this episode, Andy Frisella and Vaughn Kohler tell the story behind The MFCEO Project and share tips for how you can motivate successful people to work with you.
Which is it: Be productive, work smart, and finish your job early? Or hustle and put in the time beyond 10 to 6? In this ASK ANDY episode of The MFCEO Project, Andy Frisella clarifies his position.
Humility is huge. Not just for living a good life. For running a successful business, too. According to Andy Frisella, humble leaders inspire employees and customers, and humble businesses improve and dominate.
In this ASK ANDY episode of The MFCEO Project podcast, Andy Frisella answers two questions: (1) What do I do when the demand is more than the supply of inventory my company possesses and (2) How do I pitch an investor? Co-host Vaughn Kohler joins him in the studio.
Authenticity is essential for success and happiness. Whether it's business or life, people are drawn to what's real. In this episode, Andy Frisella explains the benefits of being yourself and tells you how to become cool with who you are.
(1) Why are core values important and (2) How do you make a good product great? In this ASK ANDY episode of The MFCEO Project, Andy Frisella answers questions from listeners. Vaughn Kohler joins him for the conversation.
Customer service is not about making a sale today. It is about forging a relationship and building loyalty over a lifetime. From the supreme importance of solving problems and finding solutions to the proven formula of education, trust, and loyalty, Andy Frisella shares his thoughts on the essentials of customer service.
How do you choose the right partner to go into business? How can you compete in an industry that is dominated by one or two giant companies? In his trademark no b.s. style, The MFCEO Andy Frisella answers these questions. Joining him in the studio is his co-host, Vaughn Kohler.
Busy is not the same as productive. In this conversation with co-hosts Vaughn Kohler and Ben Newman, Andy Frisella shares his tips for making the most of your time - from the "Power List" to discovering "daily habits that drive success," the information in this episode will help you structure your day for maximum success.
In this first "Ask Andy" episode of The MFCEO Project, Andy Frisella answers questions from listeners about mentorship, building a customer base, and choosing whether it's right to get an investor or go it alone.
In this special extended episode, Andy Frisella is joined by Washington Redskins linebacker Will Compton, as well as his co-hosts Vaughn Kohler and Ben Newman. From leading by example to showing appreciation for your team, this is an insightful and comprehensive discussion.
Don't fall for the get rich quick schemes and don't sweat the days you struggle. In this episode, Andy Frisella tells you how to press on, power through, and overcome anything in business and life. He is joined by co-host Vaughn Kohler and author, speaker and performance coach Ben Newman.
What do you do when you have passion and a strong work ethic, but no idea or direction for a business? How do you figure out if a product or service is a "million dollar" idea? In this episode, Andy Frisella, along with co-host Vaughn Kohler and special guest Theresa DePasquale, discuss the finer points of generating and testing a business idea.
Good sales skills aren't just for sales people. They are essential for success in life. In this episode, Andy delivers straightforward advice on success in sales, from starting with a good product to keeping the main thing front and center: helping people.
The brave men and women of our military have made incredible sacrifices for our freedom. Andy Frisella says that "In America, you have an obligation to be successful. Honor our vets by choosing to be great."
Peer pressure can make you or break you. Your peer group largely determines your success in both business and life. So it is critical to choose your friends wisely. Do they influence you to dominate--or do nothing?
Truly successful entrepreneurs are ethical business people. From “giving what you want to get” to “treating your team well,” doing the right thing is a good thing--and good for business.
Andy shares his manifesto on money and explains why making money matters. He dispels myths about money and shares principles for earning more of it. Money is not the root of all evil, he explains, and pursuing wealth can be a noble goal. When it comes to business and entrepreneurialism, however, how much money you make will be directly connected to how much value you bring to the world.
Is getting stabbed good for business? In this first conversation of the podcast, [Andy Frisella](www.andyfrisella.com), CEO of Supplement Superstores and 1st Phorm International, explains the purpose of the podcast and shares how he was brutally stabbed, left for dead, but eventually recovered and learned the importance of overcoming adversity for success in business and life.
The key is to develop a mindset that knows how “to turn adversity into an asset.” This is a provocative, motivating conversation that drives home what all successful people have in common: the ability to find the good in the bad.