Fri, 25 December 2015
From humble beginnings that started on a farm just off the Island of Montréal, Rock Thomas rose to the top to become a self-made millionaire, owning several successful businesses including six RE/MAX franchises, with over 250 salespeople. His RE/MAX franchises are consistently voted the top-producing offices in Quebec. In fact, he managed to increase sales an impressive 15-50% every year during his 17 years in Real Estate.
Rock was recognized for his business leadership when he took 1st Place for Business Excellence and Professionalism, by the Montreal Chamber of Commerce in 2005. It wasn't always that way. Despite initial financial success, Rock Thomas knew there was something missing from his life that money wasn't filling. So he embarked on a quest for knowledge. For four years, he traveled the world, investing hundreds of thousands of dollars in personal development and success training. He studied one-on-one with only the finest teachers, including Deepak Chopra, John Gray, David Deida, David Wolf, Anthony Robbins, Jack Canfield, and Wayne Dyer, Steven Covey, just to name a few.
Make no mistake, Rock Thomas didn't just gather success systems, self-actualization techniques and life strategies, he assimilated the information, processed the techniques and brings together the best of the best. The resulting speeches and seminars are a synergy of years of non-stop learning, combined with Rock's own cutting-edge success formula.
In 2003 he formed Rock Thomas International, a personal development, and training company. Rock has now taken his passion for life and keen entrepreneurial skills to the world. Today Rock Thomas is living his life to the fullest. Offering customized keynote speeches for corporations, associations and non-profits, one-on-one coaching and motivational seminars, he is fulfilling his dream of facilitating others to succeed where they never thought possible. Even working as one of Tony Robbins Trainers, Rock has impacted the lives of thousands through his energetic teachings. He strives to be an inspiration for others through authentic living and a healthy lifestyle.
[4:47] How a mastermind group saved Rock more than $1 million
[8:52] The dangers of recruiting down and how a mastermind group can help you
[12:02] The SAVERS method and how it can positively impact you
Direct download: SW_227_Rock_Thomas.mp3
-- posted at: 1:24am EST
Sat, 19 December 2015
A serial entrepreneur turned investor, Matt is driven by the idea that you don't
have to put your family or your future in jeopardy to start and run a successful
business. A graduate of the #1-ranked undergraduate entrepreneurship program in the
United States, the Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Houston,
Matt graduated summa cum laude with a double-major in finance and entrepreneurship.
After a stint in corporate finance, he founded his first business at the age of 22
and grew that business into a multi-million dollar, industry-leading enterprise
with thousands of products. Over the next four years, he launched and grew three
more multi-million dollar businesses focused on bottom line profitability. Matt is
now hyper-focused on practical things that business owners can do to drive growth
and profitability, which he considers the true measure of any business. Learning
and teaching these practices has become Matt's personal passion and the mission of
Amazing.com. He has authored numerous articles for some of the world's most
respected business publications, including Forbes, Business.com, and Under 30 CEO.
Matt is determined to teach would-be entrepreneurs all over the world how to start
and run a business without making the same catastrophic mistakes as nearly eighty
percent of those who try.
[4:47] How people have gone from government assistance to making a business selling
tens of millions in sales and paying for a house with cash
[10:06] Starting up your business on Amazon
[14:01] The importance of making your own brand on Amazon
[17:53] How Amazing.com is helping people start their business
[24:41] What ONE THING you need to do to be on your way to having your own
Direct download: SW_226_Matt_Clark.mp3
-- posted at: 1:45am EST
Sun, 13 December 2015
Publicist and writer, Allison Kugel, founded her company, Allison Dawn PR, back in 2003 after great success as a media savvy entrepreneur. Allison Kugel’s decade-established company, Allison Dawn PR, has now joined forces with business development and social media executive Jared Kugel, to form Full Scale Media.
As an entrepreneur, Allison launched two Internet-based companies in the early 2000s, developing and trademarking innovative brand packaging and creating distribution networks that put her products onto major retail shelves across the United States, Canada, Europe, South America and Asia.
[4:45] How to look at your business and see what's newsworthy to aid in publicity
[10:16] How studying overlooked things can aid your business' development and lead to unique opportunities
[14:19] What it is about her new publicity app that could disrupt the PR firms stranglehold
Direct download: SW_225_Allison_Kugel.mp3
-- posted at: 12:30am EST
Sat, 5 December 2015
Dane Maxwell was scammed for $12,000 when he bought a website for sale online at the age of 22. Embarassed and broke, he lived in his parents’ basement for a year trying to make it work. Finally inspiration struck, and with less than $200 to his name, he created his first six-figure business. Since then, he has created more than four different six-figure products with no idea what to build, no money and zero credibility. He accidentally discovered how to “Start From Nothing,” and now teaches this framework to aspiring entrepreneurs all over the world. His lucrative software companies run on autopilot while he gets to focus on what he loves.
[4:40] Dane's first business creation and how it solved a pain point to generate income
[8:37] Whether Dane would rather own a lot with a Home Depot on it or a software company making $50,000/month
[13:21] How you find pain points to start your business
Direct download: SW_224_Dane_Maxwell.mp3
-- posted at: 10:06pm EST
Fri, 27 November 2015
Jack Canfield is a Harvard graduate with a Master's Degree in psychological education, the founder and former CEO of Chicken Soup for the Soul® Enterprises, the Founder and Chairman of The Canfield Training Group, a multiple New York Times bestselling author, and author of The Success Principles: How to Get From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be.
Jack Canfield holds the Guinness Book World Record for having seven books simultaneously on the New York Times Bestseller List. He also holds the Guinness Book World Record for the largest book-signing ever for Chicken Soup for the Kid’s Soul. And he's the only author to have won both the ABBY (American Booksellers Book of the Year) Award and the Southern California Book Publicist Award in the same year --- honoring him as both an outstanding writer and a consummate book marketer.
[3:50] How a man with a traumatic brain injury was able to use the success principles to defy all the odds and become a motivational speaker
[8:46] Hear about Jack's goal of training 1,000,000 people
[13:16] How having money may not make you happy if you're missing this one ingredient
[18:31] If you have to be passionate about the job you're chasing or if it's enough just to be passionate about not having a corporate job
[24:01] How Google's stance on degrees is going to help job seekers
Text "free gift" to 96000
Direct download: SW_223_Jack_Canfield.mp3
-- posted at: 8:37pm EST
Fri, 20 November 2015
Christian Fioravanti is the founder and creator of Attractionology, co-founder and co-creator of "20 Minute Video Payday" and founder and publisher of "Project Catapult". He has been a small business owner since 2007. He owns and operates several web-based businesses and has authored several books and other pieces of literature related to business.
[4:45] A good reason for dealing with physical products
[9:12] The secret sauce for giveaways
[14:56] The sweet spot to make free offers really work
[20:31] The Jason Hartman bumper sticker tag
[27:58] The funnel process that's 3 years ahead of everyone else
[31:08] If there's a barrier to what size companies can use funnels
Direct download: SW_222_Christian_Fioravanti.mp3
-- posted at: 4:00am EST
Sat, 14 November 2015
Victor Prince is author of "Lead Inside the Box: How Smart Leaders Guide Their Teams to Exceptional Results" and is the Managing Director of DiscoveredLOGIC. He has 20+ years of experience in corporate and government leadership positions using and teaching advanced problem-solving techniques.
Victor was a consultant and case team leader for Bain & Company, a leading management consulting firm. He worked on and led strategy engagements with clients in the US, UK, France and Spain in a variety of industries. While at Bain, he was also a trainer in the Associate Consulting Training program, a two-week intensive session held annually to train new college hires from across all of Bain's global offices in all aspects of Bain's consulting methodology.
Most recently, Victor was the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).
[5:01] How to try and hire only the best and how to evaluate your current team to maximize results
[9:38] How you can tailor your job posting and interviewing to figure out what kind of worker you're dealing with.
[14:01] Whether a team can survive if you have nothing but exemplars and how to deal with it if you don't
Direct download: SW_221_Victor_Prince.mp3
-- posted at: 1:06am EST
Fri, 6 November 2015
Jason Hartman talks with Kevin Ring, Director of Strategic Initiatives for Families Against Mandatory Minimums, former lobbyist and associate to Jack Abramoff.
[2:48] Hear about the kind of money a lobbyist can make
[11:23] The amount of money he spent as a lobbyist that got him sent to prison on bribery charges.
[15:03] The United States incarceration rate and the government’s ability to find a crime you committed
[22:21] How much money Kevin had to spend, while cooperating with the government, to defend himself in court
[27:17] The dangers of privatized prisons
[32:40] What people can do to change the system
Direct download: SW_220_Kevin_Ring.mp3
-- posted at: 6:41pm EST
Sat, 31 October 2015
Jason Hartman talks with Mark Ford, an American author, entrepreneur, publisher, real estate investor, filmmaker, art collector, and consultant to the direct marketing and publishing industries.
Ford is the author of essays and books on entrepreneurship, wealth-building, economics, and copywriting. He has also written a book of poetry and a book on word use titled Words that Work.
Ford's business writing is published under the pen name Michael Masterson. His books, Automatic Wealth and Ready, Fire, Aim, were recognized on the Wall Street Journal and New York Times Best Sellers lists.
Ford is active in real estate development both in the United States and abroad.
[3:07] The history of the financial newsletter
[10:04] Breaking down "Ready, Fire, Aim"
[13:33] His movie making ventures
[17:42] Finding your optimal selling proposition
[23:05] Real estate investing
[28:53] How we let some industries teach us terribly
Direct download: SW_219_Mark_Ford.mp3
-- posted at: 1:45am EST
Fri, 23 October 2015
Jason Hartman talks with Mitch Russo, former CEO and President of Business Breakthroughs with Tony Robbins, co-found of Timeslips Corp and author of The Invisible Organization: How Ingenious CEOs are Creating Thriving, Virtual Companies.
[5:10] How he got into creating virtual companies
[9:30] The real issue you HAVE to understand in order to be prepared to take your company virtual
[15:22] Dealing with staff output and hours with a virtual company
[20:15] How to screen all the available technologies and which ones he likes
[26:17] When creating virtual companies hit an inflection point
Direct download: SW_218_Mitch_Russo.mp3
-- posted at: 11:46pm EST