031 The Success Wheel – Nick J Murphy

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Nick was approaching the end of the writing process for his upcoming book, Unboxed, when sickness walloped his family. In his struggle to balance writing, his company and this podcast with tending to his family’s needs, he realized the measures you’ll need to keep on track if life throws you a curveball when you least need it to.

In this week’s minisode, Nick lays out his tried and true four-stage “success wheel” process to help you when you find life piling on unexpected challenges.

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS EPISODE:

(0:45) – How life has decided to drop in on Nick lately when he needs some time to work.

(2:48) – Part 1 of the Success Wheel: making a decision

(3:22) – Part 2: declaring and dedicating your decision in order to be held accountable.

(4:04) – Part 3: doing what it takes to get it done.

(5:17) – Part 4: recommitting yourself to your goals.

TWEETABLES:

“When we have big goals and real timelines, life still happens.”

“What is it that you’re absolutely, one hundred percent deciding that you’re going to manifest for yourself?”

“Dedication and declaration are two ways to ‘create’ that motivation when you’re not really feeling it.”

“There’s no substitute for doing the work.”

“The nature of commitment is that it goes away.”

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030 How to Spark Personal Transformation – Josh McLean

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Josh McLean is a financial analyst and continual learner who lives with his family in Portland, OR and finds energy and drive through self-improvement. Success and stability have not always been a staple of Josh’s life, having struggled with anxiety, drug and alcohol dependency, and even a brain injury in the previous two decades. But thanks to personal transformation, he’s since worked as a finance manager with Nike and KinderCare Education, and recently published his first book, Catalyst: Ignite Your Spark Within to Achieve Powerful Transformation.

On his first ever podcast appearance, Josh discusses his lifelong public speaking anxieties, the dark path his life took during his teenage years, and how he broke through to become the successful analyst, writer and family man he is today.

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS EPISODE:

(2:32) – How Josh has struggled with speaking publicly from his earliest years, and why he recently decided to fight back against his fear.

(4:39) – The steps Josh took to reevaluate his life, figure out what he treasured most, and change the trajectory of his career.

(10:00) – What Josh’s book Catalyst is all about and who are the “restless achievers” he’s writing for.

(11:27) – Breaking down the four categories of Josh’s potential readers and what they can hope to get out his book.

(14:57) – Josh’s struggles in high school and as a very young college student, and how he tried coping with drugs and alcohol.

(19:10) – How much of Josh’s fear was internalized and how much was reinforced by his day-to-day experiences?

(22:10) – “Virtual mentorship” and how Josh’s reading skills played such a massive part in his personal development.

(26:45) – Other virtual mentor opportunities for those who aren’t as inclined to read, and the danger of information overload.

(30:20) – Setting “legacy goals” and how there’s a wrong way to go about reaching your targets.

(37:30) – Josh pitches Catalyst and discusses his “ideal reader.”

(39:56) – Josh plays Rapid Fire, has the first “pass” answer, and offers his parting piece of advice.

TWEETABLES:

“For me, personal transformation isn’t about ignoring fear, it’s about moving through fear.”

“The book’s really for the restless achiever—somebody who knows deep down that there is something more deep inside of them.”

“Either you can consciously continue to play small and basically give up on life, or you can choose to take ahold of your full potential and start the journey.”

“[My book is] really about personal transformation and what’s holding you back in order to achieve your full potential.”

“The insight has come from hitting my face on the ground, making mistakes and getting back up, deciding to play another around or to live another day.”

“There are people who are sharing their message, and it’s your responsibility to go find them and plug in.”

“I believe your current state is not permanent.”

Guest Resources:

Josh on LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/joshmclean/

Website – https://www.catalystignite.com/

Catalyst: The Book – https://www.catalystignite.com/books/

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029 – We Have a Lot to Be Thankful For – Nick J. Murphy

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We have a lot to be thankful for. If you’re going to step back and take stock of what you have in life and how you can make the most of it, there isn’t a better time of year to do it than today, Thanksgiving! Before you dig into what is hopefully a splendid feast, take just a few minutes to check out this week’s Transform U minisode.

In this special minisode, Nick breaks down five aspects of his life he’s most thankful for and how you can use them to find perspective on your own.

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS EPISODE:

– Not taking your health for granted and taking time to appreciate how vulnerable we are.

– Why our successes mean little without family, and how the definition of “family” is more flexible than you think it is.

– Finding valuable perspective in both the good and bad experiences in our life.

– Appreciating the mentors who provide us with constructive criticism and support on our path to live our most successful lives.

– How personal freedom allows us to carve out a niche in the world

TWEETABLES:

“The idea that we could have everything taken away, and that without our health we really have nothing to go on, is really, really eye-opening.”

“I want you to have the belief that you can have it all.”

Resources:

Website – https://www.nickjmurphy.com

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028 The 4 Simple Steps to Building Your Digital Brand – Ryan Rhoten

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Ryan Rhoten uses digital marketing strategies to help business professionals develop their own brands. He is the author of CareerKred: 4 Simple Steps to Build Your Digital Brand and Boost Credibility in Your Career, as well as the host of the BRAND New You and CareerTech podcasts, the latter of which explores how technology is changing the career landscape.

In this episode, Ryan lays out his four-step process for building a Kredible brand, why you should secure your personal brand before you even need it, and the pitfalls of “rental property” on the Internet.

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS EPISODE:

(2:27) – Ryan explains how getting turned down for a promotion led to his brand work and podcast.

(5:50) – “Tom the Turkey” and Ryan’s advice for those unsure about their own brand.

(8:32) – The relationship between a company’s brand and a personal brand.

(10:40) – Step 1: defining what your brand is.

(17:10) – When and how should you start laying the groundwork for your brand?

(21:19) – Step 2: integrating your brand, and why Nick rebranded himself.

(27:20) – How social networks are the “rented land” of the Internet, and why you shouldn’t build your whole profile around them.

(29:51) – Step 3: creating your brand.

(36:17) – The importance of consistency in building a personal brand.

(39:50) – Step 4: engaging with your brand, and why you should think of Twitter as a bar.

(44:40) – How you can bend LinkedIn to your advantage.

(50:12) – Ryan endures the Rapid Fire gauntlet and relates a surprising act of generosity in the Starbucks line.

TWEETABLES:

“If you want to talk to somebody [who’s] smarter than you and has more knowledge than you, give them a platform to speak on.”

“The world is already your coworkers and the world is already seeing you in one light. If you want to excel or you want to move forward you have to know how they view you.”

“Even if you don’t think you want to move into another position, start doing it now, because it doesn’t hurt you to become more self-aware.”

“You can’t just sit back and think about things, you actually have to go and do things.”

“If you take nothing else away from today’s session, go buy your domain name.”

“As you put out content, people will like it, or they won’t, but the people who like it will stick with you.”

“Be on the platforms where the people you wanna hang out with are. Don’t try to be everywhere.”

“Prepare for things that you’re not expecting so that when they do happen they’re not nearly as bad.”

Guest Links

Ryan Rhoten’s website – http://ryanrhoten.com/

The BRAND New You Show – http://ryanrhoten.com/podcast/

The CareerTech Podcast – https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-careertech-podcast/id1416873792?mt=2

CareerKred – http://ryanrhoten.com/careerkred/

Ryan’s Twitter – https://twitter.com/ryanrhoten

Ryan’s LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryanrhoten/

Ryan’s YouTube channel – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCexxtDt5rzfZc3FprjtiIw

Resources mentioned in this Episode:

16Personalities – https://www.16personalities.com/

StandOut – https://www.tmbc.com/standout/

Fascination Advantage – https://www.howtofascinate.com/

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027 Our Relationship with Time – Nick J. Murphy

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Time is a tricky thing. We know time is always passing and that we only have so much of it, yet society, culture and even our media tell us that we need to wait for JUST the right time for the big changes and turning points in our lives. But this way of thinking leads us to put off the necessary steps until next week, or next month, or next year… and then when look back and realize our dreams never came true.

In this minisode, Nick wants you to rethink your concept of time and why you need to make it work for you rather than the other way around.

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS EPISODE:

– How the old fashioned concept of time enables procrastination and settling for less.

– The vital lesson Nick’s friend Mark taught him about time.

– Debunking the myth that there’s a “right time” for anything.

TWEETABLES:

“There’s just never the right time—so the beauty in that is that there’s also never the wrong time.”

“Stop putting time between you and your success.”

“Today is the right time.”

“Appreciate the time we have and use it to create a life on our own terms.”

LINKS:

Website – https://www.nickjmurphy.com

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026 Overcoming Hardship to Create a Fulfilling Life – Alicia Johnson

Alicia Johnson should have a PhD in creating fulfillment from hardship! Today, she is a counselor working with those who want to conquer their greatest fears and take charge of the purpose laid out before them. Having faced immense hardship throughout her life, Alicia and her husband Steve now helps others understand and move beyond their own pain at Longevity Relationship Consulting. She firmly believes that we all have the ability to improve our lives as long as we are willing to take the necessary action.

In this episode, Alicia lays out her troubled early years as a single mother and addict, explains how she came to terms with the pain in her life without erasing it, and traces her remarkable path through academia and the professional world.

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS EPISODE:

(2:36) – Alicia recounts her earliest memories and formative financial experiences.

(4:46) – The traumas Alicia endured at young ages, how she turned to drugs for refuge, and becoming a mother.

(10:59) – Alicia’s repeated suicide attempts and why she didn’t have much in the way of a support system.”

(12:36) – Her fruitful time in a career skills program and the surprising jobs she took on as a result.

(16:20) – How Alicia’s emotional issues peaked, and her fortuitous experience with an evangelist.

(21:44) – How she was able to move through her pain by revisiting her trauma.

(26:20) – Getting her GED, working at IBM, and going to college in her 50s.

(36:40) – The experiences that led Alicia to seek work as a counselor.

(43:00) – Which figure from the Bible Alicia would share a drink with, as well as her parting piece of advice.

TWEETABLES:

“I was looking for love and I was looking for acceptance in all the wrong places.”

“[Our mother] taught us to walk with our heads up.”

“God changed my life in an instant, but He didn’t take away my experiences and He didn’t take away my pain.”

“I had to face those lies that were seeded at that moment.”

“The only way you can dismantle a lie, is with the truth.”

“Take it one day at a time, one week at a time, one month at a time, and before you know it you’re gonna be through.”

GUEST LINKS:

Longevity Relationship Consulting – https://longevityrelationships.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LongevityRelationship/

SHOW LINKS:

Website – https://www.nickjmurphy.com

Get Nick’s Daily Dose: Text NEVERSETTLE to 44222

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