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The Mind Your Business Podcast

All entrepreneurs want to know the secret to success. James Wedmore, a seven-figure online entrepreneur, believes success is created by mindset over strategy, magic over metrics, and attitude over action. In this podcast, James untangles the common misconception that hustle and hard work are all it takes to be successful.
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Sep 18, 2017

Today I’m interviewing someone who The Huffington Post refers to as “The Eckhart Tolle of the Internet Generation” – James McCrae! James is the author of Sh#t Your Ego Says, and he’ll be revealing what the ego is (and isn’t!) and ways that we can break free from it.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • How our egos often put on a “spiritual disguise”

  • Why insecurities and fears are part of the ego’s framework

  • Why we have an ego and the role that society plays in it
  • How we can actually discover luck!
  • How he uses intuition for decision making – and why it’s necessary for all of us to use
  • The indicators that you’ve fallen into a victim mentality
  • What is “higher self” and the message it has for all of us
Sep 13, 2017

If you’re an entrepreneur, you’re going to have to sell. So, why not do it with more confidence? Today I have a bonus episode with the amazing Sage Lavine, who is the CEO of Women Rocking Business and the author of the brand new book of the same name. This is such an important conversation to have for everyone, and I think you’ll really get a lot from this interview with Sage!

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • What qualities women possess that give them an inherent advantage in business
  • Sage’s advice for people who have an aversion to selling (and those entrepreneurs who are just starting out)
  • Clarity and confidence will come to those who do this…
  • Why learning to promote yourself is actually the best thing you can do
  • Her thoughts on pricing and how to overcome the resistance to raising rates
  • Sage’s four leadership styles
  • Why women need to blend both their feminine and masculine sides for true success in business!
Sep 11, 2017

In this special episode, I interview my good friend Mel Abraham (who also happens to be my neighbor)! Mel is a #1 best-selling author of The Entrepreneur’s Solution, and he hosts a top-ranked business podcast of the same name. He’s a globally recognized thought leader, business advisor, CPA and financial expert, and today Mel is going to talk about the art of frameworks, and how you can become a thought leader even in the most saturated of marketplaces!

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Why “communication is a two-way street” is a fallacy…
  • The three lines a customer will have to cross in order to buy from you
  • To be an influencer, this is how you must view change
  • What are Mel’s superpowers, and how you can apply them to your business
  • Master these two things - now!
  • Why you need to create a visual in your prospect’s mind (and how you can do this)
  • What to focus on before even thinking about your marketing…
Sep 4, 2017

If you’re a regular listener of this show, you’re probably an entrepreneur or selling professional looking to take your sales and performance to the highest level possible. Well, today’s guest can help you do just that! Jim Fortin is the founder of The Sales Psychology Academy, and a personal coach and trainer to some of the highest-producing selling and business professionals in the United States. I hope you enjoy this conversation I had with Jim, and I think you’ll see why it is one of my very favorite podcast episodes that I’ve ever recorded.

Want to learn more on how to break any bad habit without using willpower? Check out Jim’s introductory video training at www.SalesPsychologyAcademy.com/Brain.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Why people really won’t change their mindset (even when they say it’s needed)
  • The reasons Jim believes that the personal development industry is “broken”
  • How the right way to make last changing is the opposite of what most will do
  • What the three levels of thinking are…
  • The 6 words that will change your life!
  • Jim’s tips on making integrity a key part of your identity (and why it’s necessary)
  • The real reason why it is so hard to quit bad habits
Aug 30, 2017

Just how important is it for you to have a clear mind? I’m going to talk about this today and give you practical tips on how it can be done!

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Why the space in your mind should be considered sacred
  • Questions you can ask yourself to declutter your brain
  • You need to have a place to “brain dump” – here’s what I do!
  • The concept of backlog
  • Why you should be aware of how fast you are acting on things
  • What your physical surroundings will tell you about the state of your mind
Aug 28, 2017

In this episode I’m speaking with the man behind 8-figure companies such as Sumo and AppSumo - Noah Kagan! This is a raw conversation and one you won’t want to miss as Noah will be talking all about focus, goal setting and what it really takes to build and run 8-figure businesses!

In this episode you’ll learn:  

  • Noah’s simple formula for getting results
  • The big mistake many people starting businesses will make
  • Different ways that you can learn from the top entrepreneurs in the world
  • Noah’s “content multiplication” strategy for leveraging the content that you create
  • His framework for prioritizing and setting goals (the right way!)
  • How empowering his employees to be their own boss has supercharged his business
  • The one thing you have to do before you delegate

  • Why Noah believes that everyone should start a podcast!
Aug 23, 2017

Today I have an extra special bonus episode for you, where I’ll be sharing with you my Manifesting Manifesto (which you can get for free at www.JamesWedmore.com/Manifest)! There’s a reason I do these things to manifest what I want, and if they work for me, they can work for you too. So give it a shot! Start small and let me know how you make out with the steps for manifesting that I give in this episode.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • My theories on why these steps really work

  • Powerful examples of people and things that I’ve manifesting into my own life!

  • You can open yourself up to more possibilities when not being specific about the “how”...

  • A way that you can test your level of believability that something will happen

  • Why you need a certain level of detachment, and the ability to let go of something, in order to manifest it

  • The role gratitude plays in all of this!

 

Aug 21, 2017

Today I have a fascinating episode for you, as Felicia Giouzelis is joining us to talk all about the Akashic Records. You might have heard the term before, but are wondering what the heck it is and how it can benefit you. I’ve been hearing about the Akashic Records for a long time myself and wanted to learn more, which is why I am currently taken a course offered by Felicia and wanted to have her on the podcast as well to share her knowledge. I ask that you listen to this conversation with an open mind; be open to it and one small step can really change your life!

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • What the Akashic Records are and why they were created
  • How a powerful experience transformed Felicia from skeptic to believer
  • The role our belief system plays in all of this
  • How she uses the records to determine her daily business activities and which opportunities to pursue
  • The process and exercises to do to access this information
  • How you can use them to make more money!
Aug 14, 2017

Today I’m talking with my friend Christian Mickelsen, who is a #1 best-selling author, self-made multi-millionaire, business coach and healer. You’ll hear how Christian started from nothing and worked his way up to stardom in the coaching and personal growth world sharing the stage with Tony Robbins, Eben Pagan, Reid Tracy, Dan Millman, and many others. I can’t say enough about his latest book, Abundance Unleashed, in which he gives readers the applicable theories in which they too can achieve success. You’ll also find out how to get a free copy of the book, as Christian’s special gift to listeners. He’s on a mission to heal the world, and this episode is packed with fascinating insights!

 In this episode you’ll learn:

  • How Christian credits where he’s at in life to this one realization…
  • Why his new book was much harder to write than his first three
  • The reason we need to own that we’re all rich (right now)!
  • How he views time, and why productivity is actually about slowing down and not speeding up
  • Why Christian considers being able to surrender as “the ultimate life skill”
  • What his Peace Process is all about and how it helped me in a particular situation

 

 

Aug 7, 2017

Today I’m sharing with you my recent appearance on my good friend Anne Samoilov’s Fearless Launching Podcast. This episode is all about being an effective teacher and coach; so if you offer online products, run a team or just want to be a better role model for your family, there are lots of tips and strategies here for you!

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Being a great teacher starts before people take out their credit cards
  • How I became aware that what I’ve always been doing is actually teaching
  • What being coachable really means to me (and when you shouldn’t be coachable)
  • Why your intuition is such an important skill and muscle to develop
  • Why I’m such a fan of charging premium prices for all that you do
  • How the only way to teach and have others learn is through taking action and getting experience
  • As a coach, you never want to rob your students of a lesson!
  • Can you measure your success as a coach, and if so, how?
Aug 2, 2017

As the twig bends, so grows the tree. In this special bonus episode, I share where this phrase came from and what it really means to me.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Why inspiration so often comes to us when our mind is “off”
  • What I try to practice each and every day
  • How we can be proactive in our choices, instead of being a victim to our own thinking
  • What thoughts will you choose today and where will they lead you?
Jul 31, 2017

Aloha! Today my wife Chelsea and I are coming to you again from Hawaii. In this episode we share our experiences working together in the business, and we reveal what we’ve learned over the past few years of doing so. If you currently work with your spouse, or are thinking about it, you’ll both want to hear this episode!

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Why I usually wouldn’t recommend working with a spouse – BUT why it’s been so amazing for me
  • Some of the bumps and challenges that we’ve faced working together
  • The #1 commitment that you have to make when working with your spouse
  • Why starting in customer service can be a good place for a spouse to start in the business
  • There’s a need to get clear on the roles you’ll play – are you a visionary or implementer?
  • “Good tension” really does exist!
  • The 51/49 concept and how it can make things easier for you and your spouse
  • It all comes down to communication. Here’s what you do instead of demanding something be done…
  • How to set clear boundaries and separate the office from your home life

 

Jul 24, 2017

Aloha! You’re now listening to The Mind Your Business Podcast: Hawaii Edition. Today we’re talking about signs and how to take meaning from them. What if The Universe is conspiring to help you achieve everything that you want? Are you willing to listen and follow the signs?

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Amazing examples in my own life of signs from The Universe

  • Are signs always loud and obvious, or can they be subtle nods?

  • What happens when you start to listen to your intuition…

  • 5 ways you can be more open to receiving signs!
Jul 17, 2017

Today I’m joined by my wife Chelsea, and we’re coming to you from the big island of Hawaii to share our 7 strategies for achieving better self-care. Why is this so important (especially for entrepreneurs)? Stay tuned!

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Where our true value lies – and it’s not in the hard work we’re putting in
  • Whether or not there is one best morning routine to implement
  • The one question you can ask yourself to help achieve balance in your life 

  • Are things getting stale? Change your environment and travel more!
  • Why don’t we as entrepreneurs celebrate our wins more often?
  • The role that your body plays in all this, and why you simply can’t ignore it

 

Jun 26, 2017

On today’s show I’m talking about why you need to stop caring so much, and how to start letting go by detaching from outcomes. I also give examples of how doing this has led to some of the greatest breakthroughs in my own life!

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • What really happens when we resist
  • Why setting goals can lead to problems - but eventually your breakthrough
  • What being the scientist in your business means
  • “How” you’re going to do it doesn’t really matter!
  • What’s the real purpose of a goal…
Jun 19, 2017

Today’s a very special episode; not only is it our 100th episode of The Mind Your Business Podcast, but I have the honor of speaking with a fellow member of my mastermind group, Mastin Kipp. Mastin is an author, entrepreneur, inspirational speaker and founder of The Daily Love. In this episode, he shares his thoughts on purpose and reveals how you can live a life and business that aligns with it.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Why finding their purpose doesn’t come easy for all people

  • One of the most important questions you can ever ask yourself when trying to find your purpose

  • What happens when you blame others for the outcomes in your life

  • How fear is really just a response to uncertainty – which is needed to grow

  • Why we’re all looking for permission from others at a certain level

  • Whether successful or just getting started, everyone has blocks that hold them back!

  • Fear is not the devil – it’s really just a compass showing your where to go
Jun 12, 2017

I’m very excited for this episode, as I’m chatting with my friend Sunny Lenarduzzi about a very powerful book that we’re both reading at the moment – Eckhart Tolle’s, The Power of Now. We discuss the biggest lessons and takeaways we’ve gotten from it, and how we can use it as entrepreneurs in our daily lives. Ready to quiet your mind and find more peace and joy by living in the present? You’re going to get a lot out of this book and our conversation around it.

Jun 5, 2017

In this episode, I’m on the road in Toronto, Canada and speaking with my good friend Stu McLaren. Stu’s been in this industry for a long time, but he’s just getting started. You’ll hear how he’s launched and built his new business venture from zero to over $5 million in just 8 months! He’s adopted an extremely abundant mindset over the years and he shares how this has contributed to his amazing success. You’ll hear how it’s really just about getting clear on what’s important to you and aligning your life and business with those people and things. Do this and you’ll not only make more money, but you’ll make a much greater impact on the lives of others. 

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • The #1 thing that Stu has learned from the great mentors he’s had – and what it has to do with ego
  • How to stay relevant in the world today
  • Saying “No” to opportunities can be hard, but why you’ll need to do it…
  • How Stu decides which opportunities to pursue (and no, money is not the main indicator)!
  • The significant realization he made when it comes to his own relationship with money
  • The greatest gift we have as entrepreneurs, according to Stu
  • The “90/10” dream and how it’s made Stu a better businessman - while attracting high quality people into his life
  • Details about his upcoming podcast and live event!
May 22, 2017

On this episode, I’m speaking with my good friend Laura Hames Franklin. You’ll discover why I’ve always referred to Laura as my “secret weapon”, and today she reveals fascinating details on how we can all think like Albert Einstein. Keep an open mind because we’re talking about how you can improve your own mind body connection in order to access your full potential! 

In this episode you’ll learn:  

  • There’s an Einstein in all of us!
  • What’s really blocking people from reaching their full potential
  • How “genius” to Laura is having harmony between the left and right brain
  • She demonstrates a simple two-minute exercise you can do to strengthen the connection between your left and right brain
  • How your whole body is affecting your life and holds infinite possibilities

 

May 1, 2017

Today I’m speaking with Annette Stepanian, a lawyer for entrepreneurs and creatives. The topics we’re talking about aren’t sexy or flashy, but they are absolutely essential for business owners to think about NOW, before something happens. This is about protecting you, and your business, and about how to be smart as you grow. Have no worries, Annette is breaking it all down on this episode of The Mind Your Business Podcast!

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • As business owners, we have a responsibility to proactive when it comes to legal issues
  • The first steps you should take (and some common mistakes made by entrepreneurs)
  • There are special considerations for online businesses versus brick and mortar ones
  • Your biggest asset is your content – protect it and don’t infringe on content belonging to others!
  • Which actions you can take if someone has stolen your intellectual property, and the mindset I have around this issue
  • Why a contract is a necessity, especially for entrepreneurs with service-based companies
  • Independent contractor or employee? Classifying wrong can be an expensive mistake…
  • The decision on becoming an LLC is a personal one that you don’t need to rush!
Apr 21, 2017

Today I’m joined by a listener of the podcast, and student of Business by Design, Kelli Wise. Kelli discusses her journey of how she got to where she is today in her business, and opens up about the tough times she’s had and how she was able to turn things around. She is a great example of how you don’t necessarily need to have a huge email list to have a successful launch, if you have the right mindset and take the right action steps.

 In this episode you’ll learn:

  • The confirmation Kelli received that she was indeed impacting the lives of her students
  • The critical step she took after creating her offer and testing it in the marketplace
  • How her program is helping creative entrepreneurs brand and market themselves to stand out
  • How Kelli took a breakdown from her first webinar and used the experience to pivot internally and propel herself forward
  • Why confidence and belief in yourself plays such a key role in how others will see you
  • Why Kelli refers to herself as the “Chief Executive Cheerleader” for her audience and what plans she has going forward in her business
Apr 19, 2017

Today I’m coming to you with a very special bonus episode, and sharing three things you can do to craft your perfect day. Not every day is going to go exactly to plan, but it all starts by setting the intention and getting clarity on what your perfect day looks like to you.

 In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Your definition of a perfect day can change over time
  • The morning I recorded this show didn’t start out as perfect, but I was able to recognize it and move on!
  • Perfect means whatever you want it to mean
  • Entrepreneurship is a like a wide-open canvas (and your day can be too)
  • What do I mean by “feel it first?”
  • Prioritization is a necessary skill that can be developed over time
  • Schedule time for fun (I’ve one our company’s core values)!

 

Apr 12, 2017

In this special bonus episode of The Mind Your Business Podcast, I’m showing you a better way for creating a vision for your life and business. My goal here is to prove that it is indeed possible to truly live your life and then make time for your business, and not the other way around.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Why working longer and harder is the fast track to burn out, not success
  • How “hustle” has become a safety blanket for entrepreneurs today
  • Why patience is absolutely crucial to have when creating a leveraged-based business versus one that trades time for money
  • Why you need to ask yourself what you love, what you’re good at and what will make you money!
  • You might be able to outsource many things, but you can’t outsource the CEO and no one can be the visionary in your business but YOU!
  • How looking at what you liked doing as a kid can lead you to your business by design today
  • The importance of both your internal and external strengths, and a tool you can use today for determining these things
  • Why you need to create values and rules in your business – and stick to them!

 

Apr 5, 2017

In this special bonus episode, James talks about how you can take your goal and actually turn it into a tangible result – like cash in the bank! He shares why it’s so important to not just set big goals, and how you can create the specific action steps to get there.

It’s necessary to blend things such as manifestation and spirituality with the action steps and the right plan. For James, the more he balances and integrates these things together, the better the results.

For a long time, his goal number seemed so far off and he just didn’t know how he was going to actually accomplish it. However, when you do know how to accomplish your goals the right way, you can literally create money on demand.

Being in the right environment is critical for achieving the results you’re after. To accommodate his growing team, James just moved his team to a bigger office, complete with a deck and view of the ocean. The importance of your environment can’t be underestimated!

After moving to New York in 2012 and almost burning out, James returned to Laguna Beach and he now has a much deeper appreciation for his hometown and where he chooses to live and operate his business.

It’s also key to find your “sweet spot.” For him, video creation has always been a fun and inspiring way to grow his business. You too should be infusing your creativity into your daily life, both personally and professionally.

Remember that a goal is not something that defines you or something you should identify your self-worth with. You are not measured by the levels at which you accomplish your goals, because you are the one that created the goal in the first place!

Steps to Accomplish Your Goals

Redefine the word, “Goal”

A goal is simply the indicator for the game that you are going to create, and it just identifies the level at which you need to show up. It allows you to determine what you need to do to play that game. For example, a 7-figure launch will require more stepping up than would a $10,000 launch.

For James it wouldn’t matter if he hit his goal, but what would really matter is if he stepped up and did what he said he was going to do for the launch.

Make three goals

For your next launch or promotion, set three goals: an audacious one that will stretch you (and literally cause others to think you were insane!), a safe goal or minimum you’d need in order to still be happy, and finally, a goal that lands somewhere in the middle of the other two.

Identify what it’ll take

Who do you need to be, and what is it going to take, in order for you to show up and align with your goals? Consider what it would look like if you were unstoppable!

You can still do you manifestations and set your intentions, but you absolutely must have a plan because no result is possible without inspired action.

Whatever platform or strategy you are using for your launch, you’re going to need a launch plan. There is no one “right way,” but the problem is most people choose parts of multiple plans and then they don’t execute fully on any of them.

Begin with the end in mind and work backwards. You should start with the last steps, as these are the ones that are the 5% of activities which generate 95% of the results.

Before taking action you will need indicators of performance, as every phase or step has mini-goals within the plan that correlate the main goal.

A lot of times we just need to be shown exactly what to do and then focus on the right things to put us back in the driver’s seat of goal setting. As the CEO or visionary of your business, you need to not just set big goals, but also to create a plan from that goal on how you’ll get there. Identify the right action items to get you the results and don’t forget that goal setting is just about setting up the game that you are about to play. Don’t be afraid to fail and as you play bigger games, you’ll learn some big lessons!

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Feb 27, 2017

In this episode I’m joined by Dr. Mcayla, who is a licensed psychotherapist, Brain Training and MindSet Expert as well as an EMDR specialist. We’re talking all about our core beliefs – what they are and how to change them!

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • How Dr. Mcayla really began to understand what her true story was
  • What EMDR, or “Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing” is all about
  • Why isn’t the mind talked about more often, and in particular, the psyche?
  • How we’re constantly defining ourselves while we sleep…
  • Most of our actions, feelings and behaviors come from the subconscious mind, but not many of us know what we have there!
  • Ways that our ego will counteract our core beliefs
  • How I survived when I was younger…
  • Why the subconscious mind will push back memories that don’t make us look good!
  • Society doesn’t define our truths; what defines us is the kind of person we are

 

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