365 Driven

Tony Whatley

Wealth, Health, Mindset, and Relationships. These are the four cornerstones of happiness and success. Within each episode we share powerful thoughts and introduce you to influencers, thought leaders, and experts within these subjects. Become 365 driven and discover your true potential. Hosted by Tony Whatley, the "Side Hustle Millionaire", an active entrepreneur, business coach, best-selling author, and speaker.

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Friendly Reminders to a Million People - with Scott Tatum - EP 263
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Friendly Reminders to a Million People - with Scott Tatum - EP 263
We have all heard the phrase, “You can’t pour from an empty cup.” Sometimes as business owners, we pour ourselves into our business and try to give what we can for our families, and this might leave nothing left for ourselves. Today’s guest emphasizes the importance of being a “self-care savage” and going down the path of becoming mentally independent by doing the critical mindset work. Scott Tatum is the founder of @UcanOutdoors, and he delivers daily “Friendly Reminders” via Instagram and TikTok where he has over 1 million followers combined, and over 6 million views on his quick and inspiring videos. From his Friendly Reminders, Scott reminds us that self-care and taking accountability for your own self-growth are vital to well-being and healing. Scott is a Nomad/Hiker/Explorer/Outdoor enthusiast advocating for Self Care, Mental Health, and our Public Lands. Scott utilizes the outdoors for his own form of therapy to heal the mind, body, and soul, which inspired him to spread his message to others.  In this episode, Scott shares his story of being stuck in a cycle of self-sabotage and feeling like he was close to giving up hope in life. Through getting in touch with nature, he connected with himself and believes nature is the antidote for healing. Sometimes changing our surroundings can be such a powerful tool that aids in helping us connect to who we truly are, and undoing the beliefs that have been ingrained in us since childhood. Tune in for a powerful episode! How Scott utilizes outdoors as a form of therapyHow he got started making videos Scott’s advice for getting started with social media and stop worrying about what others will thinkWe all have trauma and damage from the past and we need to deal with it because we carry it every dayYou cannot be your best for people if you're not your best for yourselfWhat Scott would tell his younger selfWhere Tony got his confidenceIt is hard to build confidence if you haven’t dealt with what is holding you backWe were a sponge to the beliefs around us as kids and we have to question if those beliefs are serving us currentlyHow Scott got past the negative feelings toward a difficult childhoodLook inward instead of continuing to look at everyone else and copy themHow Scott got out of his cycle of self-sabotage by connecting with nature and how it saved his lifeThe importance of connecting to nature and isolating  For resources and links mentioned in this episode, visit: 365driven.com/episode263
Friendly Reminders to a Million People - with Scott Tatum - EP 263
Yesterday
Friendly Reminders to a Million People - with Scott Tatum - EP 263
We have all heard the phrase, “You can’t pour from an empty cup.” Sometimes as business owners, we pour ourselves into our business and try to give what we can for our families, and this might leave nothing left for ourselves. Today’s guest emphasizes the importance of being a “self-care savage” and going down the path of becoming mentally independent by doing the critical mindset work. Scott Tatum is the founder of @UcanOutdoors, and he delivers daily “Friendly Reminders” via Instagram and TikTok where he has over 1 million followers combined, and over 6 million views on his quick and inspiring videos. From his Friendly Reminders, Scott reminds us that self-care and taking accountability for your own self-growth are vital to well-being and healing. Scott is a Nomad/Hiker/Explorer/Outdoor enthusiast advocating for Self Care, Mental Health, and our Public Lands. Scott utilizes the outdoors for his own form of therapy to heal the mind, body, and soul, which inspired him to spread his message to others.  In this episode, Scott shares his story of being stuck in a cycle of self-sabotage and feeling like he was close to giving up hope in life. Through getting in touch with nature, he connected with himself and believes nature is the antidote for healing. Sometimes changing our surroundings can be such a powerful tool that aids in helping us connect to who we truly are, and undoing the beliefs that have been ingrained in us since childhood. Tune in for a powerful episode! How Scott utilizes outdoors as a form of therapyHow he got started making videos Scott’s advice for getting started with social media and stop worrying about what others will thinkWe all have trauma and damage from the past and we need to deal with it because we carry it every dayYou cannot be your best for people if you're not your best for yourselfWhat Scott would tell his younger selfWhere Tony got his confidenceIt is hard to build confidence if you haven’t dealt with what is holding you backWe were a sponge to the beliefs around us as kids and we have to question if those beliefs are serving us currentlyHow Scott got past the negative feelings toward a difficult childhoodLook inward instead of continuing to look at everyone else and copy themHow Scott got out of his cycle of self-sabotage by connecting with nature and how it saved his lifeThe importance of connecting to nature and isolating  For resources and links mentioned in this episode, visit: 365driven.com/episode263
Real Success Isn't About Money - with Wylie McGraw - EP 262
02-08-2022
Real Success Isn't About Money - with Wylie McGraw - EP 262
With the constant bombardment of advice on how to be successful whether it’s a video on social media, a new book, or a seminar, it can be challenging to figure out what success actually means to you. You might hear that success requires doing whatever it takes, no matter how you feel about it, but today's guest is here to provide a very different perspective on success and what it means to live a truly fulfilled life. Wylie McGraw is a performance accelerator and he helps leaders of fortune 500 companies and other organizations to enhance their leadership and avoid burnout.  In this episode, Wylie explains how you can harness your fear and turn it into something you can use instead of letting it control you and hold you back from doing things that will force you to grow and showcase your unique talents. Wylie also shares his definition of success, and it has nothing to do with money. He works with highly successful people that are miserable because they have built their success on the backs of unresolved stress, and never took the time to take a deep dive into themselves to figure out what really matters to them. You won’t regret not making more money, but you will regret not becoming the best version of yourself. Tune in to hear the truth about what real success looks like. Key highlights Introduction to Wylie and his background in bull ridingWylie’s advice for people that retreat when they are scaredThe only want to grow is to embrace uncomfortable situations and use the power of fear and harness itHow Wylie defines successWylie’s experience in the militaryEmbracing our unique qualities and where our performance is maximizedSeek environments that challenge you and expose who you areWe should want to emulate how well someone is living their life not how much they have achieved Tony’s thoughts on a popular social media post complaining about being a small business ownerTony’s thoughts on Dave Chapelle's most recent specialNo financial milestone will make you happy if you don't address everything else going on inside youFailure is in its own way success because it means you’re learningThe truest value of life is peace and freedomOverconsumption of everyone else’s content will lead to stifled feelings For resources and links mentioned in this episode, visit: 365driven.com/episode262
Are You a Visionary or Integrator? - with Tomas Keenan - EP 261
26-07-2022
Are You a Visionary or Integrator? - with Tomas Keenan - EP 261
Do your strengths lie in creating a vision for your company and always coming up with new ideas, or are you more of the person that makes things happen and keeps everything running smoothly? In this episode, you’ll learn about the differences between being a visionary and an integrator, the strengths and weaknesses of both, and why companies need both to balance each other out. Today’s guest, Tomas Keenan, explains how to know whether you are a visionary or an integrator, and why you need to partner with someone with the opposite skillset.  Tomas Keenan works with Entrepreneurs who refuse to be average and are crushing 7+ figures in business. His expertise and experience have landed him features in Mobile Electronics Magazine, CE Outlook, CEO Blog Nation, Fit Small Business, The Startup Growth, The Goodmen Project, and several blogs and podcasts. Tomas is also a sought-after public speaker, 2X bestselling author, and host of the Step It Up Entrepreneur Podcast. He has interviewed industry leaders, influencers, high-level business and success coaches, business owners, and entrepreneurs who are making a difference in the world. Tomas believes the key to success is making progress every day, no matter how small the feat. Tomas shares his experience in finding his purpose, and his passion for helping others do the same. His advice involves removing limiting factors from your life to make room for things more aligned with your purpose and how to get your mindset right regarding those difficult decisions that will ultimately lead you on your path to greatness.  Key highlights People overlook the skill of observing and asking the right questionsThe world needs fewer people that are looking for a transactional relationship and more who are looking for lifetime relationships How to know if you are a visionary or integratorCan you be both a visionary and an integrator?Should you be business partners with friends?The importance of choosing business partners wiselyWhat to do if you lose passion for your businessTomas’ journey of finding his purposeTony’s journey of finding his purposeTomas’ realization that he wasn’t living his core valueLetting go of things to make room for more (business partners, companies that don't align with your purpose, or clients that are not ideal)People that are still trading time for money struggle to see the value of high-ticket coachingThe mindset in leaving jobs that aren't serving youBooks Tomas and Tony recommend For resources and links mentioned in this episode, visit: 365driven.com/episode261
Recognizing Opportunity and Learning as You Go - with Miguel Garcia - EP260
19-07-2022
Recognizing Opportunity and Learning as You Go - with Miguel Garcia - EP260
Sometimes an opportunity might present itself before we feel ready to take action, but we can’t always wait for the perfect time, because we may never feel fully prepared. Today’s guest is an inspiring example of what it looks like to recognize a great opportunity and figure it all out along the way. Miguel Garcia is a first-generation immigrant from Mexico, and a serial entrepreneur for over 20 years.  Miguel has built 8 companies from the ground up and gained valuable experience from exiting some of them for millions of dollars. He has built companies specializing in firearms and tactical gear retail, ammunition manufacturing, telecommunications, construction projects, government contracts, imported food products, consumer health products, manufacturing, and retail. Miguel has also been married for 38 years and is the father of 15 children, so he learned how to balance his businesses while keeping his family as his number one priority. He is a seasoned executive with strategic growth and problem-solving skills, with a great ability to take action. In this episode, Miguel shares his experience coming to The United States as a high school student who barely knew any English and seeing the opportunities this country had to offer. Miguel learned that you don’t have to know everything to be successful, you just have to be willing to do what it takes to figure it out along the way. Tune in to hear Miguel’s journey into entrepreneurship, his advice when having a business acquired, and how to make sure your family is always your number one focus. Key highlights Introduction to Miguel and his backstory of immigrating to The United States and becoming a business ownerFirst-generation immigrants are succeeding at a faster rate because they know the oppression of other countriesGoing from a one-bedroom apartment with 9 people to helping his parents buy their first homeThe benefits that America offers over other countriesLife after high school, going to college, and getting into the workforceMiguel's first experience with entrepreneurship Opening his first retail store in May 2006Getting into military bases with his store which grew to 30 storesPeople are the key to creating your successPros and cons between storefront business and online businessBeing copied by a competitorThe mental and emotional aspects of going through an acquisitionCovering your bases in an acquisitionMiguel is joining the 365 driven coachesAdvice for parents that are business owners and building your business around your familyThe significance of having a mentor and investing in yourself For more information about this episode, visit: 365driven.com/episode260
Community Building and the Future of Web 3 - with Heather Parady - EP 259
12-07-2022
Community Building and the Future of Web 3 - with Heather Parady - EP 259
Lately, you might be hearing a lot about NFTs, Web 3, and blockchain technology, but what does that all mean, and how could it affect you or your company? Today’s guest Heather Parady is here to break it all down for us. Heather is the host of the Unconventional Leaders podcast, the viral podcast Web 3 and NFTs for Newbies, and her newest podcast, Community Builders in Web 3. She is also the founder of the Content Lab and helps mission-driven leaders spread their messages through content marketing strategies. In this episode, Heather starts with a few tips to improve your storytelling for marketing purposes, and then dives right into everything you need to know about NFT’s, blockchain, web 3, and how absolutely essential it is to build a community. She shares what you need to pay attention to right now as a business owner in this fast-moving tech world, and different ways you can facilitate experiences for your community. Tune in to hear more! Key highlights Introduction to HeatherTrying something new as an entrepreneur, such as acting or improv classesThe idea of mental freedomWhy Tony and Heather classify themselves as creatives first, then as entrepreneursMaking your storytelling relevant to your audience when marketingHow Heather's podcast Web 3 and NFTs for Newbies went viral and got 1 million downloads in 8 monthsWhat is an NFT exactly?What is a blockchain?The benefits of blockchain for businessesThe difference between web 1, 2, and 3Web 3 is focused on community building Thoughts on the MetaverseWhat should you start paying attention to right now as a business owner in this new tech world?What are POAPS?Why you need a crypto walletWebsites you can go to make a walletAudience vs. communityDifferent ways you can facilitate experiences for your community For more information about this episode, visit: 365driven.com/episode259
Going From Worrier to Warrior - with Chris Saunders - EP258
05-07-2022
Going From Worrier to Warrior - with Chris Saunders - EP258
Negative experiences from our past can remain in our subconscious and affect us throughout our lives if we do not address and overcome them. Without even being aware of our traumas, we might be held back by them, not reaching our fullest potential, and trying to overcompensate to push away the pain. Today’s guest went through just that.  Chris Saunders is the president of Integrated Communications, which is a field mobility company, and he also leads a Marketing Agency called Yonder Digital. Chris is a member of the Arete Syndicate and he is a successful entrepreneur with a very inspiring story of how he went from someone that was always fearful of uncertainty, to now one of the strongest people he knows. Chris faced very difficult times recently, as most of us did, but this forced him to face the childhood trauma that he had been trying to push away for so long. In this episode, Chris shares his story of battling hopelessness and desperation, and knowing when it was time to ask for help. Through a special kind of therapy called EDMR, he was finally able to face his traumas and start to truly live in the present, and finally call the shots in his own life. Everyone deals with adversity, but winners realize it is the past that makes us who we are. Tune in to hear Chris’ story.  Key highlights Introduction to ChrisThe childhood trauma Chris endured that made it difficult to connect to his true selfThe massive shift Chris went through after investing in himself through the Arete SyndicateHow Chris' business was affected in recent timesChris’ experience with EMDR therapyHow the Arete syndicate saved Chris' lifeChris' experience with 75 hardTony’s experience with high functioning depressionHow things happen FOR us not TO usThe purpose statement Chris says every day to stay connected to his “why”The purpose statement he says with his kids every dayWhat’s next for Chris: A safe zone for men For more information about this episode, visit: 365driven.com/episode258
Earn Money With Videos - with Ken Okazaki - EP257
28-06-2022
Earn Money With Videos - with Ken Okazaki - EP257
Ken Okazaki is referred to as "the Video Marketing Guy." He has worked with international TV celebrities, CEOs, and business owners who know they need to be on video but lack the time, skills, or confidence to get started. Ken is the founder of Oz Media Global, a video marketing agency, and he loves helping businesses plan, optimize and launch their video campaigns. Ken has been able to learn what has worked with his world-class clients, and systematize the process to help businesses of all sizes. He teaches coaches, trainers, and consultants to create irresistible videos that land them leads and sales. With Ken's help, his clients have generated millions of dollars in extra profit from video marketing.  Ken has developed a system for video content production, a combination of hooks, triggers, and techniques to get viewers to take the desired action. This is an episode you will definitely want to take notes on and listen to a few times as Ken is very generous in giving a wealth of information on how you can create videos that capture your audience and convert that to dollars. Ken goes step by step through the process that he uses for his clients when creating video ads that use psychology to get people to want to take action after watching. Tune in to hear the most common video mistakes people make, and learn how you can look like a pro. Key highlights Introduction to Ken and his journey as an entrepreneurKen’s background as a large event planner in JapanThe work and time that goes into planning and executing a large eventThe “sweet spot” of when to promote an eventGetting hired for Jordan Belfort's world tour Japan event and why it didn’t happenWhy you should be using video for marketingTony’s tips for reels and TikTokKen’s advice for creating powerful video ads using psychologyThe importance of going the shortest distance to make someone feel emotion with your videoWhy you shouldn’t buy any new equipment and use the things you have already to make videosKen’s Storytelling format: HILDA - Hook, introduction, lead, deliver, askKen’s advice for beginnersKen’s thoughts on virtual backgroundsLighting tips and tricks to look like a proThe most common mistake people make with their background that makes them look like an amateur Where you should have light sources in your video to flatter you mostWhat is next for Ken?Ken’s advice to someone struggling to start with video content For more information about this episode, visit: 365driven.com/episode257
Change Your Perception to Change Your Life - with Brenda Ring Wood - EP256
21-06-2022
Change Your Perception to Change Your Life - with Brenda Ring Wood - EP256
Brenda Ring Wood is known as the “Professor of Change.” She has been an entrepreneur since high school and has seen many challenges in life, including battling cancer and spending 4 years in prison. Through those challenging times, Brenda realized it was up to her to make a significant shift in her life if she wanted true happiness. Shifting our perception of our circumstances and the world around us can make all the difference in our mindset and reality. The idea of the American Dream might not actually be most people’s dream, and Brenda believes it is time to stop trying to fit into the box we think we should fit into, and instead go after our own dream. In this episode, Brenda takes us through her journey of finding her true self and completely changing her perception of life after serving time in prison. She believes that you have to know who you are in order to be successful, and success isn’t just defined by money. Reputation, integrity, and character are the keys to long-lasting success, and Brenda explains the difference and importance of each one. Key highlights: Introduction to Brenda Ring Wood Why the “easy way” is usually a red flagLessons Brenda learned after going to prisonHer philosophy of underpromising and over-deliveringYou have to know who you are to be successfulHer first and final years in prison: What was different about them?Writing her first book in prisonSources that helped her in prison and were a catalyst for changeProblems with our justice and reform systemsWords of advice when someone is feeling low in lifeIt's okay to outgrow people - how do you know who should or shouldn't be on your journey?Sticking to what you say you're going to doThe importance of self-healthAdvice to the younger generation - get away from instant gratificationBeing aware of the people you can trustReputation, integrity, and character - the differences and importanceTony’s advice to millennialsChanging your perception and mindset to change your lifeBecoming the best version of yourselfBrenda’s TV show coming out soon, which features people doing extraordinary thingsWho you see yourself as is who you are going to be. You have to act like you are already in possession of what you wantLook at the steps to get there, don’t focus on how long the journey will be Quotes from the episode: “Perception is most people’s reality, but it doesn’t mean it's true. You have to make sure that what people perceive of you is actually true.”“If you truly want change, and you want to be inspired to do it, then find the resources, because they’re out there, and some of them are free.” For more information about this episode, visit: 365driven.com/episode256
Knowing When to Quit - with Rich Cardona - EP255
14-06-2022
Knowing When to Quit - with Rich Cardona - EP255
Rich Cardona is a retired Marine aviator, former Amazon employee, media company owner, podcaster, and most importantly, a proud girl dad. Rich is very focused on optimizing life with efficiency, routine, and manifestation, which has led him to where he is today. Rich’s business focus is podcast production and video content for 7-8 figure CEOs, and his journey to building his business involved a lot of letting go of things that didn’t align with his aspirations and vision for his life.  In this episode, Rich emphasizes how powerful it is to limit your availability, which means letting go of what doesn't serve the bigger picture you have for yourself. Although saying “no” can feel difficult, a lot of things are not worth letting go of your dream. That might mean waking up earlier, spending less time on social media, or even walking away from a position that you know is limiting your potential, just as Rich did. Tune in to hear Rich explain the power of “addition through subtraction.” Key highlights: Introduction to Rich and his background as a marine and Amazon employeeHow he quit his job at Amazon to be an entrepreneurTony’s advice for becoming a leader in your company even if your company doesn't put you on that pathWhy Rich applied to entry-level positions after quitting AmazonHow a lot of people are limiting themselves in what they are willing to do and learnKnowing which doors to shut and avoiding “shiny object syndrome”When to stop consuming content and take actionHow to get unique content when meeting your role modelsHow Rich got the idea for his globally ranked podcast, NFTs for NewbiesClues that you should consider a pivotAre you rolling with people you are not aligned with? The price of your dream is letting go of the thing you're doing right nowSacrifices don't always mean you're losing somethingThe power of saying “no” is one of the best skill sets you can haveThe value of your proximityAddition through subtraction and being in a “no” periodThe local vs. global benefitWhat Rich has learned from a social media hiatusThe power of conceptualizing and visualizing what you wantYour subconscious looks for opportunities to meet your goals Quote from the episode: “The world will give you more of what you give attention and energy to.” For more information about this episode, visit: 365driven.com/episode255
Uncertain Times Bring Opportunity for Exploration - with Joan Ball - EP254
07-06-2022
Uncertain Times Bring Opportunity for Exploration - with Joan Ball - EP254
Joan Ball is an associate professor in the Tobin College of Business at St. John’s University in New York City and the founder of WOMB Service Design Lab, an action research consultancy where she works with individuals, teams, and organizations to help people learn to thrive in uncertain times. Joan works with leaders of all experience levels and helps them to navigate and thrive through times of change and embrace the idea of pausing and inquiring. Disruptions and uncertainty happen to everyone, but learning to pivot around or push through is not always the best option. Joan is passionate about changing how we view uncharted territory and see it as a great opportunity to inquire about our true goals and wishes, and explore new routes that will set us on the path to living our own version of a fulfilled life. So many of us get caught up in a game of comparison and think that there is only one path to success, and if we don’t follow that path, we have failed. In this episode, Joan invites you to spend more time pausing and doing the work to make sure your identity and goals are in alignment. Her work lives in the space between ambition, impact, and well-being at a time when we are forced to reimagine what it means to live meaningful and successful lives in a rapidly changing world.  Key highlights: Introduction to Joan and how she got to where she is nowWhy do we pursue other people’s dreams?Joan explains the idea of time boxed experiments and active waitingNavigating no man’s landWe all have the capacity to persevere or panic, so how do we amplify the perseverance part?What are some indicators that change is needed?Practicing pause and inquirySelf-identity and direction - Who will I be and where am I going?Tony’s experience with a micromanager and having a hard conversationWhat are you avoiding that you know you need to confront?“What now” moments - assessing what your options are in a situation that is not ideal for usConnecting your goals to the steps that it takes to get thereThe significance of pausing and assessing our happiness with where we are currentlySometimes the next step is going backward for a little whileNot getting caught up with your ego and comparison game, sometimes we are happier with lessThe idea of a “true north” is deadCalibrating your journey and goals with your valuesIf you are in the midst of change with no direction, what is the first step to take? Quote from the episode: “I'd rather prevent unhappiness perhaps, than always have to be happy.” For more information about this episode, visit: 365driven.com/episode254
Are You Living in Freedom? - EP252
31-05-2022
Are You Living in Freedom? - EP252
Tony Whatley delivered this closing speech about Freedom at the 365 Driven "Advance 4" event on May 21, 2022, in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Tony speaks about 3 types of freedom we should all be striving for: financial freedom, time freedom, and mental freedom. Financial freedom isn't just about the numbers, but more so about the freedom to choose where your money is coming from and have the ability to make decisions that will bring in more money if that is what you want. It’s not being tied to a company or job where you don’t have control of the money you can acquire.  The next is time freedom. Tony talks about how we have been sold an idea that we have to hustle all the time in order to be successful. In reality, we should be intentionally delegating tasks to others in order to free up time for things that we enjoy. This is the key to scaling a business while getting your time back. Focus on your strengths and get help with everything else. The last freedom is mental freedom. Tony shares about his near death experience and the perspective on life he gained from going through that. The truth that we all have to face is that we will die someday. Wasting time and energy on what other people are going to think, or fearing judgment is a waste of time and holds us back from taking action, making a real impact, and creating a life we are truly proud of.  Key highlights: How Tony started his first company by teaching himself how to build websitesBeing more focused on giving than receivingSelling Tony’s first company at age 34Developing money maturityProviding value to othersYou don't have to work 24/7How to scale your business while getting your time backGetting rid of negative or toxic peopleHow Tony’s parents instilled discipline in himBeing fired from his corporate jobHis near-death experience and what he took away from thatAction, belief, consistency- take the action before you have the beliefHow Tony got better at public speakingLosing the fear of judgment Quote from the episode: “Regret is avoidable, but only with action.” For more information about this episode, visit: 365driven.com/episode252
How to Get Superhuman Confidence - with Ed Mylett - EP251
24-05-2022
How to Get Superhuman Confidence - with Ed Mylett - EP251
Ed Mylett is back on the 365 Driven podcast, and you already know this will be an episode packed with lessons and advice from Ed that you are going to want to take notes on. Ed is an incredibly successful businessman, creator of the Arete Syndicate, and one of Tony’s mentors. Since being on the podcast in April 2020, Ed has gone through the loss of his dad and spent the last year writing his upcoming book, The Power of One More, which is a very in-depth guide full of Ed’s powerful strategies and insight that will guide you to a happier and more successful life. In this episode, Ed takes us through some life changing lessons that are included in his book that will benefit anyone, no matter what stage you are in your life. Tony and Ed’s conversation brings out a side of Ed that no one has asked about before. Ed exposes how our society is programmed to avoid pain, which is keeping everyone stuck and repeating the history of those before us. You are sure to hear a perspective from Ed that other people don’t talk about because it is hard to hear, but he doesn’t shy away from the truth bombs that are guaranteed to motivate you to take action in making the changes necessary to reach the potential you didn’t think was possible. Key highlights: Introduction to Ed and what he has been up to the past yearDealing with the recent loss of his fatherThe concept of “Beginning with the end in mind” from Think and Grow RichThe concept of “memento mori”We all have visions on our life, the issue is depth perception, you think its further away than it isYou are one decision away, one meeting, one relationship, one thought, one book, one podcast away from a different lifeMost people don't meet their highest self because they are not willing to go through the pain of getting thereHow Ed developed his listening skills as a childTruth bomb that’s hard to hear: “The most insidious form of child neglect is a parent not pursuing their ultimate potential. You’re instilling in that child that it's okay to settle.”Most lessons our kids learn are caught not taughtWe are programed to avoid pain and not do hard thingsSuccessful people pursue the inconvenient thingHow our parents instill their limitations in usWhy Ed is different from other people on social mediaA different view of Ed: What his dogs mean to himHow to balance being successful and maintaining your family/parentingMost people are operating out of their memory and history, but happy people operate out of their imagination and dreamsHow to get your kids to be dreamers and have high confidenceSurround yourself with people that say “imagine when” not “remember when”Your identity is the thermostat setting of your lifeHow to train your RAS (reticular activating system)Anger is the manifestation of fearThe importance of finding emotional control in stressful situation: equanimityHow his book will apply to everyoneHow to get access to Ed’s virtual event for free Quotes from the episode: “It's not the events of our lives that define us, it's the meaning we attach to it.”“On the other side of temporary pain, you get introduced to your other self.”“What if the highest potential exists in something we haven't even started yet?”“Success is where your life matches the blueprint you have for it. You come up with a blueprint for your life and you get it” For more information about this episode, visit: 365driven.com/episode251
Through Adversity Comes Opportunity - with Cynthia Thurlow - EP250
17-05-2022
Through Adversity Comes Opportunity - with Cynthia Thurlow - EP250
Cynthia Thurlow is the CEO and founder of Everyday Wellness Project, and she’s the host of Everyday Wellness podcast, which was listed in “20 podcasts that will help you grow in 2020” by Entrepreneur magazine. Cynthia is an expert in nutrition and intermittent fasting, and she has a viral Tedx talk on this subject that has been viewed over 11 million times. She was also one of Tony’s earliest coaching clients, and a former guest on the show from 2019, although so much has happened since then, including the release of her book: Intermittent Fasting Transformation. Cynthia has been a nurse practitioner for over 20 years, and in this episode she shares all about her huge career shift, and the major catalyst in her life that set her on a path of opportunity and success. Through dealing with a major health scare, she learned that the toughest times can allow us to have the opportunity to grow into the people we’re meant to be.  Key highlights: Cynthia’s experience as a 2x Tedx speakerHow she got on stage 27 days after being hospitalized and almost dyingHow her second Tedx talk was a powerful catalyst for opportunityHow that talk led to Cynthia’s book that sold 14k copies in the first monthWhen you are in difficult circumstances, focus on what you can to get through itCynthia’s advice to do the 3 things you don't want to do first thing in the morning and set up your day for successTony’s advice for when the people close to you don't understand or acknowledge what you're doingWhy Cynthia left her job as a medical professionalTony’s advice to create boundaries with people that bring you downA big cultural difference between the US and UK and how we value our careersHow our culture has an unhealthy relationship with our careers and we are exceedingly toxic with labels and expectationsYou can’t serve everyone in your business- you have to know your avatar first and serve themYou can't have a big casting net or you won't catch anyonePeople are looking for specialists, not generalists, so you need to be specific in who you servePodcasting is the new networkingTony’s tip for fewer filler words while podcastingBe intentional about personal developmentHow Cynthia deals with imposter syndrome For more information about this episode, visit: 365driven.com/episode250
Fake Media Influence Exposed - with Kimanzi Constable - EP249
10-05-2022
Fake Media Influence Exposed - with Kimanzi Constable - EP249
Kimanzi Constable is an author of four books and a freelance writer whose articles have been published in Forbes, Entrepreneur Magazine, Business Insider, SUCCESS Magazine, NBC, CBS, FOX, and 80 other publications and magazines. He's a global traveler and digital nomad that has been to 83 countries and counting. He started his first business at just 19 years old, after having been previously homeless, dropping out of high school, and living in a shelter for 18 months. In 2011, Kimanzi discovered business podcasts and dove into writing his first book.  In this episode, Kimanzi shares all about the lessons he learned along the way, and everything you need to know about paid publications vs. pay-to-play PR. He explains just how he built an audience and took his business to the next level through writing articles. He walks you through how to pitch yourself to publications, and what being published can do for you and your credibility. Kimanzi also reveals how you can ruin your credibility by taking shortcuts and playing into the fake media influence games. Quote from the episode: “Be the person that goes out and finds the information, the scoops, the stories, and brings it to the people. And you’ll get the same notoriety over time and hopefully some success behind that.” Key highlights: Kimanzi’s background that led to being an author and freelance writerHow he built an audience by guest postingTony’s experience with getting published in magazinesPay to play vs. getting paid to writeTips on how to pitch yourself to publicationsWhat a good article contains: it's not about you, it's about what you can provideHis thoughts on HARO (Help a reporter out)How to pitch to a contributor and why you should pitch to them to feature youTony’s tips on pitching yourself a podcast guestWhat editors look for when vetting youRecommendations for cleaning up your LinkedinHow social proof relates to your ideal clientShould you care about social proof?Does being verified on IG matter?Why you should want to be published and what it does for you and your credibility For more information about this episode, visit: 365driven.com/episode249
Creating Balance Between Life and Business - with Jaime Villalovos - EP248
03-05-2022
Creating Balance Between Life and Business - with Jaime Villalovos - EP248
Jaime Villalovos has an incredible story of strength, perseverance, and growth mindset that took her from a childhood of welfare and food stamps, to being a 7-figure earner before the age of 30. She has helped thousands of people to successfully start their own business, and has coached many to become leaders earning multiple 6 and 7 figure incomes. Through her Happy and Strong movement, Jaime coaches leaders and entrepreneurs on how to build their dream life with more success in business and more balance, wellness, and fulfillment. Being known as the “balance queen”, Jaime has achieved all this with an inspiring marriage, raising four children, being a philanthropist, and staying involved with her church and community. In this episode. Jaime shares all about her background and journey to achieving all that she set out to do. Her story is also a testament to the power of finding a great mentor and realizing that to unlock the doors that you want to open, sometimes you have to seek those that have already found the key and check your ego at the door when it comes to following their advice. Jaime also dives into the importance of not staying stagnant and continuing to set goals, yet finding the perfect balance to not let work control your life, because the true goal is happiness. Quote from the episode: “The great ones, the champions, the 1%ers, it’s not just a business plan, it’s not just goals, it’s like an emotional game plan. What keeps them going when things are tough, when things are hard, when they want to quit, when they want to flip on the TV, and instead they turn it off and they make 10 more phone calls.” Key highlights: Jaime’s story growing up poor in a small rural town and how that inspired her to do betterThe importance of finding a great mentor or coachJaime’s tips for reaching out to a mentor you aren’t connected toTony’s advice for connecting with mentorsHow our entrepreneur journey changes through life’s phasesWhat a good team can do for your businessHow Jaime trains and hires staffTony’s time saving hacks for training new employees/team membersWhy you need an emotional game plan for when things get hardThe importance of growth and new challengesChallenging your belief systemJaime’s process for setting big goalsHow Jaime defines happiness and successHow a mentor might be able to help you see where you are stuckWhy you need fulfillment and contribution goals instead of a money “finish line”Jaime’s new book Happy and Strong launching May 17 For more information about this episode, visit: 365driven.com/episode248
What Story Have You Avoided Writing? - with Chandler Bolt - EP247
26-04-2022
What Story Have You Avoided Writing? - with Chandler Bolt - EP247
Chandler Bolt is the CEO of Self-Publishing School & SelfPublishing.com. He has been featured in Forbes 30 Under 30, and at one time, he was a broke college dropout that became a multi million dollar business owner in 18 months. Chandler is the author of 7 bestselling books, including his most recent book titled “Published.” Self Publishing School was an INC 5000 company the last 3 years in a row, as one of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the US.  In this episode of 365 Driven, Chandler breaks down everything you need to know to get started writing a best-selling book. Even if you think these lessons might not apply to you, Chandler explains that writing a book is one of the most valuable things you can do to build an impact and establish yourself as an expert in your field. If getting started sounds overwhelming, Chandler very simply breaks down just how anyone can get started with the writing process, as well as the do’s and don'ts of publishing a book. Quote from the episode: “If you’re thinking about starting a business, sell then build. Until you have revenue, you don’t have a business, you have a business idea.” Key highlights: Chandler’s story of dropping out of college and continuing to get educatedWhat led Chandler to start a publishing companyIt someone keeps coming for you for a thing, that might be what you should start a business aroundHow Tony used his audience to get an idea for a businessChander’s failure of a business and how that led to a successful businessHow to build a business before you launchThe difference between cash flow positive, neutral, and negativeThe riches are in the niches- be specific in who you are helping, then expand laterA book is one of the most valuable things you can do to build an impact Mistakes authors make when writing a bookChandler’s two rules for publishingWhat doesn’t matter when you're getting started on your bookThe M.O.R.E. writing methodChandler’s opinion of ghost writingShould we judge a book by its cover?Tips for marketing- why you need to market your bookDo you need a website?How to get people to review your bookHow to get a free copy of Chandler’s new book For more information about this episode, visit: 365driven.com/episode247
Become Visible to Become Profitable - with Dhomonique Murphy - EP246
19-04-2022
Become Visible to Become Profitable - with Dhomonique Murphy - EP246
Dhomonique Murphy is the #1 Go-To Industry Expert on Storytelling, Media Relations & Getting Featured on TV. She is a 3x Emmy Award Winning Storyteller, Motivational Speaker, Bestselling Author, Celebrity Interviewer, and is best known for helping individuals and companies capture attention, reach larger audiences, and get massive exposure for their brands through the fine art of strategic storytelling. Dhomonique is also Founder & President of Media Mastery Now, America’s Premiere Media Training Agency where she helps individuals and companies use the power of story and TV media to build their brands and businesses. She is also a beauty queen titleholder and has been featured on stages across the nation. In this episode of 365 Driven, Dhomonique breaks down exactly how you can use visibility to build your credibility, which in turn will lead to profitability. You won’t want to miss her tips for capturing the attention of media outlets, and what not to do when sending a pitch. Her methods help her clients leverage the power of storytelling to increase their visibility and the “know, like, and trust” factor to explode their brands, and she fully believes that you can do it too. Quote from the episode: “There’s a lesson in everything if we’re looking up instead of down.” Key highlights: Dhomonique’s background growing up in theater and being an extroverted childExperiencing her first failure and the lesson she learnedWhy everyone needs to drop the victim mentalityHer story of wanting to be an entrepreneur and dealing with naysayers Being fired from her news anchor jobThe event that led to her first EmmyHow visibility leads to credibility which leads to profitability How to pitch to media outletsHow to catch the attention of media outletsTips for overcoming doubt/imposter syndromeThe affirmations Dhomonique tells herself everyday For more information about this episode, visit: 365driven.com/episode246
The Truth About Digital Marketers - with Chans Weber - EP245
12-04-2022
The Truth About Digital Marketers - with Chans Weber - EP245
With 10 plus years of experience in digital marketing, Chans Weber is here to talk all things digital marketing, and what you should know before you think about hiring a team to do this for you. Chans is known for his skill in transforming companies’ visions and goals into tangible revenue. He is the Founder of Agile & Co, a digital marketing agency that helps businesses optimize their marketing strategy, and it has evolved into one of the most prolific digital marketing agencies in the country.  In this episode of 365 Driven, Chans breaks down exactly what a digital marketing team can do for you, and what most people don’t understand about digital marketing. Without taking the time to understand this area of business, it is easy to get connected with the wrong team that won’t actually help your business. Tune in to learn all about SEO and what every business owner needs to understand about digital marketing, even if you plan to have someone else do it for you. Quote from the episode: “The best thing that you can do for yourself is understand enough to be dangerous and talk about the world before you start that interview process and you hire somebody.” Key highlights: The issue with people thinking they should have quick successDimensions of digital marketing that people don't understandWhat small business can understand about digital marketingWhat SEO services doHow you might get down ranked from google’s algorithm and suppress your contentIntent driven marketing vs. audience based marketingLifetime value of a customer that people aren't paying attention toChans’ story of rock bottom before starting his businessChans’ hardest business experienceTony's opinion on business partnersThe value of recurring revenue contracts if it fits your industryWhat should people be looking for when hiring a digital marketing teamThe importance of having a relationship with your digital marketing companyWhere some small business owners fail as far as organic marketingWhy old school marketing works For more information about this episode, visit: 365driven.com/episode245
Motivation is a Myth - with Jill Sinclair - EP244
05-04-2022
Motivation is a Myth - with Jill Sinclair - EP244
Jill Sinclair is an author, TV personality, keynote speaker, executive coach, and mentor with a “get things done” mentality. She teaches others how to unlock their potential and stop letting excuses prevent them from taking action and making things happen. Having overcome a traumatic childhood, Jill doesn’t let her past have power over her. Through having 73 jobs and counting, Jill knows that we all have the power to choose our own path, and she is passionate about helping others to take those action steps and stop the procrasting and overthinking that are preventing success.  Jill’s tenacious spirit is contagious, and in this episode you will feel the passion and drive she has to spread her message that we are the only ones holding ourselves back with excuses, lack of accountability, and waiting for the day that motivation will magically appear. You will hear her hacks for tricking your mind to want to do the things that will move you forward, and how to rewire your brain for positivity.  Quote from the episode: “If it is to be, it is up to me.” Key highlights: Overcoming a difficult upbringing and how she chose to create her own path in lifeWhy you should tell people your goalsTransformation can happen in a shorter time than you thinkHow Jill works with her clients to get them to take the action steps and not overthinkJill’s mission to change livesThe importance of knowing your why - motivation isn't enoughThe difference between successful people and average peopleTake accountability for wherever you areThe fear of successFlipping the switch on responsibility that success gives youRewire your brain for positivity For more information about this episode, visit: 365driven.com/episode244