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The Go-Giver Podcast

Bob Burg

Would you like your business — and your life — to be a lot more fun, a lot less stressful, and a lot more profitable? Do you want to sell more, lead better, be more influential, and live a life of significance? In this show, based around the Five Laws of Stratospheric Success from the international bestseller, “The Go-Giver”, you'll learn how to naturally create a life of joy and prosperity. Your host, Bob Burg, coauthor of “The Go-Giver” will share his insights and interview notables including today’s top entrepreneurs, business and thought leaders.

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181 Creating Your Big Idea – Bob Sager
181 Creating Your Big Idea – Bob Sager
Innovation, Business Strategies, Creative Thinking, Ideas, Connection Summary Not focusing on your competition is NOT the same as ignoring them. We’ll look at that in our Thought of the Day. And in our interview segment, Bob Sager shows us how to be creative and innovative as a way of distinguishing our businesses FROM the competition… in a very crowded and noisy marketplace. That and more on today’s show. Bob’s Thought of the Day We’ll explore: The difference between FOCUSING on your competitors and ACKNOWLEDGING them. Why it’s important to learn about your competitors but to focus on your customer. That successful people live in the world that IS, not the world they WISH it is. That your role is to create value for those in your target market—those you serve and wish to serve. Interview with Bob Sager You’ll discover: The importance of presenting yourself in an innovative way, so people will pay attention. The top three problem areas for businesses. The principle of “magnification” in order to engage prospective customers. How Bob Sager’s game, What’s the BIG Idea? elevates your creative thinking skills. That coming up with good ideas means coming up with a lot of ideas. An overview of Bob Sager’s subscription service for business strategies. Click to Tweet People only pay attention until they THINK they know what you’re saying. Then they quickly move on. @sagerbob #communication You have 5 seconds or less to capture people’s attention. @sagerbob #attention If you want to come up with good ideas, you have to come up with a lot of ideas. @sagrebob #ideas Interview Links Find Bob Sager on LinkedIn. Follow Bob Sager on Twitter. Chat with Bob Sager on Clubhouse: @bobsager. 101 Freaking Brilliant Business Ideas: And Ten Ways YOU Can Create Your Own by Bob Sager Discovering Your Greatness: A Higher Level Thinking and Action Guide by Bob Sager Living a Wealthy Life: Stories of Gaining an Abundance in All Five Forms of Wealth by Bob Sager Visit Spear Point Solutions’ website. Connect with Spear Point Solutions on LinkedIn. Follow Speak Point Solutions on Facebook. Explore Spear Point Solutions’ Resources. Learn More About the What’s the BIG Idea Game Show. Check Out What’s the BIG Idea Show’s Facebook Page. Watch What’s the BIG Idea Show on Youtube. Resources The Go-Giver Success Alliance look Bob’s Ten Feel-Good Questions Endless Referrals: The Go-Giver Way The Go-Giver The Go-Giver Leader The Go-Giver Influencer GoGiverSalesAcademy.com Endless Referrals: The Go-Giver Way 2-Day Workshop TheGoGiver.com GoGiverSpeaker.com Burg.com How to Post a Review
Jun 1 2021
29 mins
180 Standing on Her … Tippi Toes - Sarah Nuse
Happiness, Success, Integrity, Accountability, Intentionality   Summary   What does it really take … to be happy? We’ll look at that in our Thought of the Day. And in our interview segment, international franchisor Sarah Nuse will share wisdom from her fantastic book, Destined for Greatness. That and more on today’s show.   Bob’s Thought of the Day   We’ll explore:   The idea that the pursuit of happiness is part of our human nature.That acting incongruently with your values makes it nearly impossible to be happy. A converse truth: when you’re willing to stand on principle—even turning down a business opportunity others think you’re crazy to refuse—you WILL be happier.Knowing that much more often than not, staying true to your principles will not be self-sacrificial but rather the best business AND financial move you could make.   Interview with Sarah Nuse   You’ll discover:   The fascinating story of how needing to earn some extra cash in college would lead to an international business career. And how desperation can catapult you to greatness.The power (and necessity) of doing the uncomfortable when building a business. Sarah and her sister, Megan’s Shark Tank appearance...and the intrigue that transpired.The importance of aligning your business with who you are and who you want to be.Details about Sarah’s Destined for Greatness Accountability Program.How accountability and intentionality can help you accomplish your dreams, expand your goals, and deepen your relationships.   Click to Tweet   Soil responds to seeds, not wishes. ~ Sarah Nuse #fuelyourfireIf you want to be great, you just have to be good every single day. ~ Sarah Nuse #greatnessBeing held accountable helps me to grow, change, and dream bigger, because I’m not alone. ~ Sarah Nuse #accountability   Thought of The Day Link: Episode 16 Alignment, Success, & Happiness https://thegogiver.com/2016/05/016-alignment-success-happiness/  Interview Links SarahNuse.com TippiToesDance.com Destined for Greatness: Living an inspired life, from head to Tippi Toes by Sarah Nuse Listen to Sarah’s Podcast Hire Sarah to Speak Take Sarah’s Course Follow Sarah on Facebook Follow Sarah on Instagram   Resources   The Go-Giver Success Alliance Bob’s Ten Feel-Good Questions Endless Referrals: The Go-Giver Way  The Go-Giver  The Go-Giver Leader The Go-Giver Influencer GoGiverSalesAcademy.com Endless Referrals: The Go-Giver Way 2-Day Workshop TheGoGiver.com GoGiverSpeaker.com Burg.com  How to Post a Review
May 25 2021
29 mins
179 Tweets … and Deeper Meanings
Twitter, Social Media, Quotes, Excellence, Listening   Summary   The challenge of communicating effectively on Twitter can actually help us to be better communicators. We’ll look at that in our Thought of the Day. Then in the second segment, we’ll look at a few powerful tweets and then expound on them a bit in order to attain an even deeper understanding. That and more on today’s show.   Bob’s Thought of the Day   We’ll explore:   Why Twitter can be a hotbed for misunderstanding, hurt feelings, and an insult or two.The importance of caring enough to ask ourselves how what we are about to say (and how we are about to say it) will likely be interpreted by the other person.Why we must train ourselves to communicate in a way that works for everyone involved.    Segment 2   You’ll discover several timeless, wisdom-filled quotes and why they are so powerful:   "Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you." –Ruth Bader Ginsburg, former United States Supreme Court Justice"Excellence is not an ‘aspiration.' Excellence is not a 'hill to climb.' Excellence is the next five minutes. Or it is nothing at all.” –Tom Peters, author of The Excellence Dividend"The older I grow the more apt I am to doubt my own judgment." –Benjamin Franklin, inventor, printer, and United States diplomat Click to Tweet   The challenge of communicating effectively on Twitter can actually help us to become better communicators."Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you." – RBG #change"The older I grow the more apt I am to doubt my own judgment." ~Benjamin Franklin #judgment"Excellence is not an ‘aspiration.' Excellence is not a 'hill to climb.' Excellence is the next five minutes. Or it is nothing at all.” @tom_peters, author of “The Excellence Dividend” #excellence   Links from Today’s Episode   Cascades: How to Create a Movement that Drives Transformational Change by Greg Satell  The Excellence Dividend: Meeting the Tech Tide with Work That Wows and Jobs That Last by Tom Peters  THINK AGAIN: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know by Adam Grant Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World by Adam Grant Principles: Life and Work by Ray Dalio   Resources   The Go-Giver Success Alliance Bob’s Ten Feel-Good Questions Endless Referrals: The Go-Giver Way  The Go-Giver  The Go-Giver Leader The Go-Giver Influencer GoGiverSalesAcademy.com Endless Referrals: The Go-Giver Way 2-Day Workshop TheGoGiver.com GoGiverSpeaker.com Burg.com  How to Post a Review
May 11 2021
15 mins
178 Rewire Your Brain for Success - Frederique Murphy
Beliefs, Visualization, Brain, Mind, Success Summary   One is never too successful to retrain their brain. We’ll look at that in our Thought of the Day. And in our interview segment, Frederique Murphy shows leaders all over the world how to do that very thing. And that’s what we’ll discuss. That and more on today’s show.   Bob’s Thought of the Day   We’ll explore:   A surprising experience from a number of years ago: while speaking at the Million Dollar Round Table of Insurance’s international convention, I discovered that many of the very top producers had major issues with actually asking for referrals.The importance of developing an abundance mindset in order to overcome an unconscious belief system that keeps us from attaining success and abundance.   Interview with Frederique Murphy   You’ll discover:   How Frederique came to devote herself to the topic of neuroscience.The moment she knew she was going to help others discover what she learned herself.The difference between the mind and the brain.What neuroplasticity is, and how you can make it work for your success.Why you must lead beyond the edge of your comfort zone.Three elements you must have in order to change: beliefs, attitude, and behavior.The power of using imagery to help your brain visualize reaching your goal. Click to Tweet   Awareness leads to change. The more aware you are, the better equipped you are to lead your life where you want to be. @IrishSmiley #awarenessUse the power of your mind to rewire your brain. @IrishSmiley #brainWhat is neuroplasticity, and how you can make it work for your success? @IrishSmiley #knowledge   Interview Links   FrederiqueMurphy.com Lead Beyond The Edge: The Bold Path to Extraordinary Results by Frederique Murphy Frederique’s Blog, Podcast & Speaking Page  Connect with Frederique on Facebook Connect with Frederique on LinkedIn Follow Frederique on Twitter Follow Frederique on Instagram Follow Frederique on Pinterest Frederique’s YouTube channel   Resources   The Go-Giver Success Alliance Bob’s Ten Feel-Good Questions Endless Referrals: The Go-Giver Way  The Go-Giver  The Go-Giver Leader The Go-Giver Influencer GoGiverSalesAcademy.com Endless Referrals: The Go-Giver Way 2-Day Workshop TheGoGiver.com GoGiverSpeaker.com Burg.com  How to Post a Review
Apr 20 2021
34 mins
177 Peaceful Prosperity - Kenya Nelson Stevens
Peace, Organization, Prosperity, Finances, Mindset Summary   What we decide to believe about ourselves is so often what we become. We’ll look at that in our Thought of the Day. And in our interview segment, Kenya Nelson Stevens will share her thoughts and wisdom on what she calls “Peaceful Prosperity.” That and more on today’s show.   Bob’s Thought of the Day   We’ll explore:   Why financial prosperity has little to do with numbers and everything to do with our thoughts, feelings, and emotions around them.How telling myself as a kid that I was horrible at math eventually hurt me in business.  Why you should make a proactive study of financial prosperity and begin reprogramming those less-than-helpful beliefs about yourself.   Interview with Kenya Nelson Stevens    You’ll discover:   Why Kenya is called an “accountant with the heart of a teacher.”The importance of understanding accounting principles and practices such as balance sheets, profit and loss statements, and more.Kenya’s Positive Prosperity Cycle.Why organization and a clear vision is such a vital part of prosperity.The importance of health and wellness to your prosperity.Why everyone has the capacity and power to prosper in every aspect of their life, regardless of their situation or background. Click to Tweet   “When we have peace, it leads to clarity, and clarity leads to prosperity.” ~Kenya Nelson Stevens #peacefulprosperity“The abundance of the universe is truly available for everyone.” ~Kenya Nelson Stevens #abundance #peacefulprosperity“Everyone has the capacity and power to prosper in every aspect of their life, regardless of their situation or background.” ~Kenya Nelson Stevens #peacefulprosperity   Interview Links   KNS.Solutions Kenya’s wellness website SmallTownGirlBoss.com Kenya’s Quickbooks page Hire Kenya to speak Connect with Kenya on Facebook Connect with Kenya on LinkedIn Follow Kenya on Instagram   Resources   The Go-Giver Success Alliance Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know by Adam Grant Bob’s Ten Feel-Good Questions Endless Referrals: The Go-Giver Way  The Go-Giver  The Go-Giver Leader The Go-Giver Influencer GoGiverSalesAcademy.com Endless Referrals: The Go-Giver Way 2-Day Workshop TheGoGiver.com GoGiverSpeaker.com Burg.com  How to Post a Review
Apr 13 2021
23 mins
176 Mindset Reset - Lisa Jimenez
Mindset, Success, Attitude, Vision, Alignment Summary   Are our lives really that similar to a certain classic science fiction movie? We’ll look at that in our Thought of the Day. And in our interview segment, Lisa Jimenez joins us with a powerful formula for resetting our minds and releasing our self-imposed limitations. That and more on today’s show.   Bob’s Thought of the Day   We’ll explore:   The similarities between “The Matrix” (the movie) and the matrix controlling our minds.Why many beliefs we unconsciously accepted limit our potential success and happiness.    Interview with Lisa Jimenez   You’ll discover:   Why harnessing the power of the mind is the most important tool you have.How to shift the hierarchy of who you are by embracing the Mindset Reset Formula.Why, at your core, you are pure potential energy. How one client radically shifted a very special relationship and recreated her life. How radically transforming yourself serves both you... and the world you impact.How embracing your spiritual nature can manifest into desired physical results. The importance of meditation, breath work, and journaling.Information regarding Lisa’s next retreat.   The Mindset Reset Formula   Embrace Your DualityLet GoAdopt Spiritual TruthCraft Your Victory VisionLeverage Alignment     Click to Tweet   In this episode of The Go-Giver Podcast, @RichLifeLisa shows us how to reset our minds and release that which holds us back from our ultimate potential. #prosperityLife with a prosperity mindset is inevitably prosperous. Life with an ease mindset is inevitably easy. Life with a fulfillment mindset is INEVITABLY fulfilling.” @RichLifeLisa #prosperity“You become who you practice to be.” @RichLifeLisa #practice   Interview Links   LisaJCoaching.com Mindset Reset: How to Retrain Your Brain and Transform Your Life! by Lisa Jimenez (Click here to order an autographed copy.) Conquer Fear! A Unique Blend of Psychology and Theology To Change Your Beliefs and Thus Your Results by Lisa Jimenez Slay the Dragon: How to Get Out of Your Own Way and Get What You Want by Lisa Jimenez Catalina Mindset Reset Retreat Lisa’s Blog & Podcast Connect with Lisa on LinkedIn Connect with Lisa on Facebook Follow Lisa on Twitter Follow Lisa on Instagram   Resources   The Go-Giver Success Alliance Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know by Adam Grant Bob’s Ten Feel-Good Questions Endless Referrals: The Go-Giver Way  The Go-Giver  The Go-Giver Leader The Go-Giver Influencer GoGiverSalesAcademy.com Endless Referrals: The Go-Giver Way 2-Day Workshop TheGoGiver.com GoGiverSpeaker.com Burg.com  How to Post a Review
Apr 6 2021
28 mins
175 Magically Making the Impossible … Happen - Mahdi Gilbert
Attitude, Magic, Relationships, Success, Motivation   Summary   So often the difference between victimhood and victory is a personal decision. We’ll look at that in our Thought of the Day. And in our interview segment, you’ll meet a man I greatly admire, and who will absolutely take anyone’s excuses away, and who does it with more than a touch of magic. That and more on today’s show.   Bob’s Thought of the Day   We’ll explore:   An important truth: you cannot live in victimhood AND become a victor.What it takes to be victorious and overcome tragic events or situations of victimhood: you must make a decision that you will not allow yourself to be defined by those events.   Interview with Mahdi Gilbert   You’ll discover:   Why Madhi became involved in magic as a youngster.The magic of Madhi’s can-do attitude.The inside story of Madhi’s appearance on Penn & Teller’s “Fool Us.”How Madhi helps people feel like heroes whenever they see his magic.His next project: walking across America performing magic for people.   Click to Tweet   I want people to feel like heroes whenever they see my magic. ~Mahdi Gilbert, Magician #attitudeEven if you don’t think you have the gas to make it down the road, just go. ~Mahdi Gilbert, Magician #motivationOn this episode of The Go-Giver, magician Mahdi Gilbert reveals the secret to overcoming obstacles...through a truly magical attitude. #success   Interview Links   MahdiTheMagician.com Mahdi’s appearance on Penn & Teller’s “Fool Us”  Madhi’s Speaking page Connect with Mahdi on Facebook Mahdi’s YouTube channel Follow Mahdi on TikTok   Resources   The Go-Giver Success Alliance Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know by Adam Grant Bob’s Ten Feel-Good Questions Endless Referrals: The Go-Giver Way  The Go-Giver  The Go-Giver Leader The Go-Giver Influencer GoGiverSalesAcademy.com Endless Referrals: The Go-Giver Way 2-Day Workshop TheGoGiver.com GoGiverSpeaker.com Burg.com  How to Post a Review
Mar 23 2021
24 mins
174 Counterintuitive Charisma
Charisma, Relationships, Success, Business, Questions   Summary   The key to “having charisma” might just be exactly the opposite of what we think it is. We’ll look at that in our Thought of the Day. Then in the second segment, I’ll share a suggestion on how to accomplish it. That and more on today’s show.   Bob’s Thought of the Day   We’ll explore:   Two traditional definitions of “charisma,” along with another...that I like best.Why it’s not sustainable to base your success on natural charisma alone.An example from 19th-century England about the power of the right type of charisma.Why listening is a critical element of charisma.A powerful quote from Adam Grant’s new book, Think Again. The big lesson: Your level of charisma is not about you but about how you make others feel about themselves.   Segment #2   You’ll discover:   The value of Feel-Good Questions in making others feel genuinely good about themselves and, as a result, about you.The One Key Question that’ll set you apart from practically everyone they’ve ever met.F-O-R-M Questions that will always be welcomed by those you’re speaking with.  Click to Tweet   What is TRULY the essence of Charisma? There’s a good chance it’s the opposite of what most people think it is. Find out on this episode of The Go-Giver Podcast. #charismaIs “Charisma” something that you either have or you don’t? The answer, as we learn in this episode of The Go-Giver Podcast, is not at all. Actually, far from it. #charismaWant to learn some surprising questions that will result in your being seen as Charismatic? Listen to this week’s episode of The Go-Giver Podcast. #charisma   Resources   The Go-Giver Success Alliance Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know by Adam Grant Bob’s Ten Feel-Good Questions Endless Referrals: The Go-Giver Way  Order The Go-Giver  Order The Go-Giver Leader Order The Go-Giver Influencer TheGoGiver.com GoGiverSpeaker.com Burg.com  How to Post a Review
Mar 16 2021
19 mins
173 Creating Transformational Change - Greg Satell
Change, Values, Purpose, Leadership, Movements   Summary   What does it take to create and sustain transformational change? We’ll look at that in our Thought of the Day. And in our interview segment, we’ll have a discussion with the author of a magnificent book on that very topic. That and more on today’s show.   Bob’s Thought of the Day   We’ll explore:   Why we must never stop looking for ways to better the world.What it takes to do so: creating a plan, executing that plan, and implementing the correct strategies and tactics.   Interview with Greg Satell   You’ll discover:   Lessons about creating transformational change from two movements: one that failed (Occupy Wall St.), and one that succeeded (Otpor).The importance of using humor to dispel tension.Why you must reach out to those outside your movement, and welcome those who wish to join you.A key for creating impact: small groups loosely connected, united by a shared purpose.That violence doesn’t work in terms of winning over the masses..What we can learn from two of the most notable transformational changes in modern history, Mahatma Gandhi’s leading of the Indian independence movement, and the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s leading of the civil rights movement. The immense, game-changing importance of communicating shared values.    10 Principles for Transformational Change    Revolutions don’t begin with a slogan. They begin with a cause. The vision always needs to be rooted in solving problems people genuinely care about. That’s why you can’t bribe or coerce change. Once you start trying to engineer change through incentives, you are signaling that this is a change that people don’t really want to make.    Transformation fails because people oppose it, not because people don’t understand it. For any significant change, there are going to be some people who aren’t going to like it and they are going to undermine it in ways that are dishonest, underhanded, and deceptive. That is your primary design constraint. Change of any kind threatens the status quo, which never yields its power gracefully.    Be explicit about your values. Values represent constraints and constraints bring meaning and credibility. A movement without values is nothing more than a mob.    Resist the urge to engage those who attack and undermine you. In fact, as a general rule, you should avoid them until you have gained significant momentum. It will only frustrate you and slow you down.    Focus on building local majorities. You want to be continually expanding your majorities within communities and clusters. When you go outside your majority, however, you get pushback. Stay on the inside pushing out.    Shift from differentiating values to shared values. Differentiating values are what make people passionate about an idea, but shared values create entry points for people to join your cause. You overcome your opposition by listening and identifying shared values in what they say that can be leveraged to attract others to your cause.    Mobilize people to influence institutions. Every action has a purpose. You are always mobilizing someone to influence something. For everything you do, you ask who are we mobilizing and to influence what?    Scale change through empowerment. Instead of trying to get people to do what you want, find people who want what you want and give them resources to help them take action. It is through taking action, not taking orders, that people take ownership of the movement and make it their own.    Survive victory. The victory phase is the most dangerous phase. You need to think about how to “survive victory” from the start. It’s not enough to make a point, you have to want to make a difference.    Transformation is always a journey, never a particular destination. The most important thing you can do to bring change about is simply to get started. If not now, when? If not you, who?  Click to Tweet   “The first step to building a platform for change is making people feel comfortable.” Greg Satell @Digitaltonto #changeOn this episode, discover a key element for creating change and impact: “Small groups, loosely connected, but united by a shared purpose.” @Digitaltonto #purpose“You get to the shared values by listening to your most ardent opponents.” Greg Satell @Digitaltonto #values   Interview Links   GregSatell.com Cascades: How to Create a Movement that Drives Transformational Change by Greg Satell Mapping Innovation: A Playbook for Navigating a Disruptive Age by Greg Satell DigitalTonto.com Greg’s Speaking page Greg’s Resources Connect with Greg on LinkedIn Connect with Greg on Facebook Follow Greg on Twitter Greg’s YouTube channel   Resources   Endless Referrals: The Go-Giver Way  Order The Go-Giver Order The Go-Giver Leader Order The Go-Giver Influencer GoGiverSalesAcademy.com Endless Referrals: The Go-Giver Way 2-Day Workshop TheGoGiver.com GoGiverSpeaker.com Burg.com  How to Post a Review
Mar 2 2021
37 mins
172 Creating Value … is YOUR Choice! - Amanda Buse
Small Business, Value, Women-Owned Business, Girl Boss   Summary   How important is it to your self-image, and to your business’s bottom line, to walk in your value? We’ll look at that in our Thought of the Day. And in our interview segment, Amanda Buse joins us with some excellent insights and strategies on how to communicate your value to your prospects, customers, and clients … and have a business that’s both very enjoyable and very profitable. That and more on today’s show.   Bob’s Thought of the Day   We’ll explore:   An answer to a blog reader’s question regarding the statement, “Money is an echo of value; the thunder to value’s lightning.”Why a lack of money is absolutely not a commentary on one’s intrinsic value; only the value they’ve brought and communicated to the marketplace. Insights about the term, “walk in your value® based on the experience of Amy Wells.   Interview with Amanda Buse   You’ll discover:   Why women tend to undervalue what they have to offer.A fascinating study: women-owned businesses only make 30% of the revenue that male-owned businesses do (and the reasons behind this).Two keys to earning at the highest levels: a system, and belief in yourself.How fear and imposter syndrome hold us back.A simple way to stay in touch with your network and earn more referrals.What’s included in Amanda’s free Girl Boss Virtual Goody Bag   Click to Tweet “90% of our success is mindset. The other 10% is strategy and execution.” ~Amanda Buse“If you are not able to understand your own value and see it for yourself, no one else will see it.” ~Amanda Buse“You need a system and you need belief to earn at the highest levels.” ~Amanda Buse    Interview Links   SmallTownGirlBoss.com FREE Resource: Girl Boss Virtual Goody Bag Connect with Amanda on Facebook Connect with Amanda on LinkedIn   Resources   Endless Referrals: The Go-Giver Way  Order The Go-Giver Order The Go-Giver Leader Order The Go-Giver Influencer GoGiverSalesAcademy.com Endless Referrals: The Go-Giver Way 2-Day Workshop TheGoGiver.com GoGiverSpeaker.com Burg.com  How to Post a Review
Feb 23 2021
27 mins
171 Grappling with the Gray - Rabbi Yonason Goldson
Ethics, Relationships, Business, Morality, Decisions   Summary   Deep within our hearts, we always know what the right thing to do is, don’t we? Or do we? We’ll look at that in our Thought of the Day. And in our interview segment, Rabbi Yonason Goldson joins us with some ancient wisdom that will help us to navigate through those often gray areas that life sets before us. That and more on today’s show.   Bob’s Thought of the Day   We’ll explore:   Some examples of what are known as “moral dilemmas.”An example of an ethical dilemma from the book, Grappling with the Gray.   Interview with Rabbi Yonason Goldson   You’ll discover:   Why it’s not always about knowing what the right thing to do is.The purpose of study: to learn how to think in an ethical way.The difference between the ethical and the legal.Why we are sometimes resistant to do the right things.Why compliance can be the enemy of ethics.The importance of refining yourself so you can consistently do the right things.Why relationships are the bedrock of success in every aspect of our lives.   Click to Tweet   “There’s no app for being ethical.”~ @yonasongoldson #ethics“It’s not a question of always knowing what the right thing to do is. It’s knowing how to approach complex situations and do the best we can to get to the most equitable and ethical resolution.”~ @yonasongoldson #ethics“Legal is not necessarily the same as ethical. The last refuge of unethical is … ’But it’s not illegal.’”~ @yonasongoldson #ethics   Interview Links   Rabbi Goldson’s website Grappling with the Gray: An Ethical Handbook for Personal Success and Business Prosperity by Rabbi Yonason Goldson Proverbial Beauty: Secrets for Success and Happiness From the Wisdom of the Ages by Rabbi Yonason Goldson Rabbi Goldson’s blog The Rabbi & The Shrink Podcast Rabbi Goldson’s speaking page Rabbi Goldson’s TEDx Talk Ethical Masterclass Series Connect with Rabbi Goldson on LinkedIn Connect with Rabbi Goldson on Facebook Follow Rabbi Goldson on Twitter Follow Rabbi Goldson on Instagram Follow Rabbi Goldson on TikTok Rabbi Goldson’s YouTube channel   Resources   Endless Referrals: The Go-Giver Way  Order The Go-Giver Order The Go-Giver Leader Order The Go-Giver Influencer GoGiverSalesAcademy.com Endless Referrals: The Go-Giver Way 2-Day Workshop TheGoGiver.com GoGiverSpeaker.com Burg.com  How to Post a Review
Feb 16 2021
25 mins
170 Navigating Your Blind Spots - Likky Lavji 
Blind Spots, Trust, Relationships, Leadership, Limiting Beliefs   Summary   Knowing our weaknesses can actually put us into a position of strength. We’ll look at that in our Thought of the Day. And in our interview segment, Likky Lavji helps us cut right through those blind spots that keep us from realizing those uncomfortable but important-to-know weaknesses. That and more on today’s show.   Bob’s Thought of the Day   We’ll explore:   Successful people make a point to discover, to learn, to understand the truth.A powerful quote from business icon, Ray Dalio: “I believe that the biggest problem that humanity faces is an ego sensitivity to finding out whether one is right or wrong and identifying what one’s strengths and weaknesses are.”The three types of weaknesses and how to approach them for ultimate success..   Interview with Likky Lavji   You’ll discover:   Why it’s important to check your own blind spots.Some of the blind spots and limiting beliefs people have.How to determine your blind spots.Likki’s powerful story of overcoming a childhood stutter.The importance of acknowledging and appreciating others in order to build trust.How Likki learned to develop more trust after experiencing a number of major life losses. Click to Tweet   “It was my blind spot of not receiving which prevented me from giving as well.” @LikkyLavji #blindspots“When you don’t acknowledge and appreciate others, trust is hard to build.” @LikkyLavji #successOn this episode of The Go-Giver, @LikkyLavji shares how to navigate your blind spots and overcome limiting beliefs. #beliefs #success   Interview Links   LikkyLavji.com Free Resource: Blind Spot Assessment  Likky’s podcast appearances Likky’s blog Hire Likky to speak Connect with Likky on Facebook Connect with Likky on LinkedIn Follow Likky on Twitter Follow Likky on Instagram   Resources   Endless Referrals: The Go-Giver Way  Order The Go-Giver Order The Go-Giver Leader Order The Go-Giver Influencer GoGiverSalesAcademy.com Endless Referrals: The Go-Giver Way 2-Day Workshop TheGoGiver.com GoGiverSpeaker.com Burg.com  How to Post a Review
Feb 9 2021
28 mins
169 Confirmation Bias - It’s Real!
Confirmation Bias, Thinking, Decisions, Emotions, Beliefs   Summary   Imagine a world where we only accept as truth that which we already believe and ignore whatever we don’t. Actually, you need not imagine it. It’s … what we do. We’ll look at that in our Thought of the Day. Then in the second segment, we’ll see what we can do about lessening its effect on us. That and more on today’s show.   Bob’s Thought of the Day   We’ll explore:   A reminder about cognitive dissonance, which we discussed in Episode 133: it is one of the most negatively powerful ways a person will unconsciously allow their emotions to keep them from making a correct decision or a necessary change.A definition of confirmation bias: “The tendency to search for, interpret, favor, and recall information in a way that confirms one’s preexisting beliefs or hypotheses.”Daniel Goleman’s powerful quote, from his book Emotional Intelligence: “The emotional mind takes its beliefs to be absolutely true, and so discounts any evidence to the contrary.”An example of confirmation bias from a conversation I recently had on Twitter.   SEGMENT #2   We’ll explore:   Why people who are suffering from confirmation bias... don’t realize they are doing so.The importance of continually asking yourself--especially the more strongly and passionately you feel about a thing--if you might be experiencing confirmation bias.A recent interaction when I realized I had confirmation bias.   Click to Tweet   How does confirmation bias dramatically hold us back from clear decision-making? Find out in this episode of The Go-Giver Podcast. #confirmationbias  The degree to which one suffers from cognitive dissonance and confirmation bias is directly proportional to the emotional investment they have in their current  belief. #confirmationbiasStay aware of the possibility that confirmation bias might be running through your thought process, and ultimately, your decision-making process. #decisionsWhen it comes to confirmation bias, the most important thing we can do is to continually stop our unconscious thinking and ask ourselves questions. #thinking   Resources   Episode 133 Confirmatin Bias https://thegogiver.com/2019/01/133-cognitive-dissonance/ Endless Referrals: The Go-Giver Way  Order The Go-Giver Order The Go-Giver Leader Order The Go-Giver Influencer GoGiverSalesAcademy.com Endless Referrals: The Go-Giver Way 2-Day Workshop TheGoGiver.com GoGiverSpeaker.com Burg.com  How to Post a Review
Jan 26 2021
20 mins
168 Brilliantly Resilient - Kristin Smedley & Mary Fran Bontempo
Resilience, Courage, Relationships, Family, Change Summary   Devastating life events can happen. The question is: If or when they do, can we be resilient enough to overcome them and thrive? We’ll look at that in our Thought of the Day. And in our interview segment, Kristin Smedley and Mary Fran Bontempo, two women who have had to be resilient, will share with us how to be brilliantly so. That and more on today’s show.   Bob’s Thought of the Day   We’ll explore:   A fascinating question: How is it that some people are able to live fruitful and productive lives despite going through traumatic situations, while others are never able to recover?The inspiration that comes from seeing others turn a catastrophic situation into something positive.   Interview with Kristin Smedley & Mary Fran Bontempo     You’ll discover:   Kristin and Mary Fran’s story of creating Brilliantly Resilient.Why it is not helpful to say to someone, “everything happens for a reason.”How small, intentional steps can help you get out of a big crisis.Three steps to becoming brilliantly resilient: reset, rise, reveal.A success story from someone who’d been sucker punched but was brilliantly resilient.The importance of not being married to outcomes.   Click to Tweet   “We wanted to be the resource we didn’t have.” @MaryFBontempo @KristinSmedley #resilienceOn this episode of The Go-Giver, discover the 3 steps to becoming brilliantly resilient. @MaryFBontempo @KristinSmedley #resilience“What can you actually do in this moment to effect change?” @MaryFBontempo @KristinSmedley #resilience   Interview Links   BrilliantlyResilient.net Brilliantly Resilient: Reset, Rise & Reveal Your Brilliance! by Kristin Smedley & Mary Fran Bontempo Thriving Blind: Stories of Real People Succeeding Without Sight by Kristin Smedley The 15 Minute Master: How to Make Everything Better 15 Minutes at a Time by Mary Fran Bontempo Brilliantly Resilient Podcast Brilliantly Resilient Programs Free Resources Connect with Brilliantly Resilient on Facebook Follow Brilliantly Resilient on Instagram Brilliantly Resilient on YouTube   Connect with Mary Fran Bontempo on LinkedIn Follow Mary Fran Bontempo on Twitter   Connect with Kristin Smedley on LinkedIn Follow Kristin Smedley on Twitter   Resources   Endless Referrals: The Go-Giver Way  Order The Go-Giver Order The Go-Giver Leader Order The Go-Giver Influencer GoGiverSalesAcademy.com Endless Referrals: The Go-Giver Way 2-Day Workshop TheGoGiver.com GoGiverSpeaker.com Burg.com  How to Post a Review
Jan 19 2021
27 mins
167 Creating a New Version of You! - Randy Gage
Prosperity, Business, Love, Relationships, Rebirth   Summary   Authenticity should never be used as an excuse for not growing. We’ll look at that in our Thought of the Day. And in our interview segment, Randy Gage looks at how to up your game to actually re-create yourself. That and more on today’s show.   Bob’s Thought of the Day   We’ll explore:   The concept of integrity and a powerful saying attributed to Gandhi.Why we must continually upgrade ourselves in order to live from our highest essence; our whole selves; our true authentic selves.   Interview with Randy Gage   You’ll discover:   The importance of being willing to pivot during the pandemic. What it means to have a radical rebirth.The reason behind -- and essence of -- Randy’s newest book, “Radical Rebirth.”Why Randy says, “I had to kill off the parts of me that I didn’t like and develop the parts of me that I loved.”The difference between those who want to reinvent themselves, and those who don’t.Randy’s theory on the infinite nature of prosperity.   Click to Tweet   “You don’t have to take prosperity from someone else to give it to yourself. All true prosperity is infinite.” @Randy_Gage #prosperity“You can’t accept love from anyone else until you love yourself.” @Randy_Gage #prosperity“I had to kill off the parts of me that I didn’t like and develop the parts of me that I loved.” @Randy_Gage #prosperity On this episode of The Go-Giver @Randy_Gage explores the question, “How do I become the highest possible version of myself?” #prosperity Interview Links   RandyGage.com Radical Rebirth: Kill Off the Old You and Create a New Life! by Randy Gage Risky is the New Safe by Randy Gage Mad Genius by Randy Gage The Prosperity Series booklets by Randy Gage Randy’s Blog The Power Prosperity Podcast  Book Randy to Speak Connect with Randy on Facebook Connect with Randy on LinkedIn Follow Randy on Twitter Follow Randy on Instagram Randy Gage’s Prosperity TV    Resources   Endless Referrals: The Go-Giver Way  Order The Go-Giver Order The Go-Giver Leader Order The Go-Giver Influencer GoGiverSalesAcademy.com Endless Referrals: The Go-Giver Way 2-Day Workshop TheGoGiver.com GoGiverSpeaker.com Burg.com  How to Post a Review
Jan 5 2021
30 mins
166 The Power of Imagination - Dr. Sofie Nubani
Imagination, Thinking, Mindset, Creativity, Laughter   Summary   A famous candymaker taught us some delicious lessons about imagination. We’ll look at that in our Thought of the Day. And in our interview segment, Dr. Sofie Nubani takes us through some powerful strategies for powering up our imagination. That and more on today’s show.   Bob’s Thought of the Day   We’ll explore:   The power of imagination, as explored through my favorite movie of all time, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.The practically limitless power we have at our disposal when tapping into our imagination.   Interview with Dr. Sofie Nubani   You’ll discover:   Sofie’s backstory, philosophy of life, and how she defines creativity.Practical ways to be more creative.Some of the thinking styles that take us to higher creativity.The importance of divergent thinking (discovering many possibilities) and convergent thinking (choosing the best solution).Two powerful examples of creativity from Sofie’s book.All about her new project, The Circle of Creative Masters.The importance of laughter, and how to achieve laughter mindset.   Click to Tweet   On this episode of The Go-Giver, @NubaniSofie reveals how to use creative thinking to innovate and succeed. #creativity“Originality is your own unique flavor.” ~@NubaniSofie #creativity“It doesn’t matter what discipline you are with or what field you are representing, you can always become creative within that domain.” ~@NubaniSofie #creativity   Interview Links   DrSofieNubani.com CircleOfCreativeMasters.com LaughterMindset.com Optimize Your Creative Mindset: Unleash the Power of Your Imagination by Sofie Nubani Connect with Sofie on Facebook Connect with Sofie on LinkedIn Follow Sofie on Twitter Follow Sofie on Instagram Follow Optimize Your Creative Mindset on Instagram   Resources   Endless Referrals: The Go-Giver Way  Order The Go-Giver Order The Go-Giver Leader Order The Go-Giver Influencer GoGiverSalesAcademy.com Endless Referrals: The Go-Giver Way 2-Day Workshop TheGoGiver.com GoGiverSpeaker.com Burg.com  How to Post a Review
Dec 29 2020
32 mins
165 Desire, Courage, Heart, Humility: Shannon’s Story - Shannon Ferraby
Confidence, Bravery, Belief, Leadership, Relationships   Summary   What exactly IS courage? We’ll look at that in our Thought of the Day. And in our interview segment, Shannon Ferraby desired a certain lifestyle for her family, and she desired it enough to face her fears and take the necessary steps. That and more on today’s show.   Bob’s Thought of the Day   We’ll explore:   A powerful quote regarding bravery from Bran's (Game of Thrones) Dad ... and from from my Dad!Why we should look fear in the eye and take action that will either destroy that fear, or at least advance our situation even if the fear still exists afterwards.   Interview with Shannon Ferraby   You’ll discover:   A inspiring story of Kathy's and my initial introduction to Shannon.Why Shannon decided, despite note having any prior experience, to go into sales, and how she learned along the way.The importance of keeping your commitments.The difference between helping people MAKE their dreams come true, and helping people LIVE their dreams come true.How to help someone recognize their value.A peek into Shannon’s new book.   Click to Tweet   “By helping other women believe in themselves, I would up believing in myself again, too.” ~Shannon Ferraby #confidence“It’s believing in yourself, your abilities, and your value, and then enjoying that life you are creating right before your eyes.” ~Shannon Ferraby #confidence“I make it my mission to do whatever I can to try and break down the walls so they can be brave enough to try one more time.” ~Shannon Ferraby #bravery   Interview Links   Lilla Rose  Success Unwrapped by Shannon Ferraby Overcoming Mediocrity: Successful Women  Book Shannon to Speak Shannon’s Great Hair Inspiration Join Shannon’s Success Unwrapped Facebook Group Connect with Shanon on Facebook Follow Shannon on Instagram (Success Unwrapped) Follow Shannon on Instagram (Shannon Your Hair Hero)   Resources   Endless Referrals: The Go-Giver Way  Order The Go-Giver Order The Go-Giver Leader Order The Go-Giver Influencer GoGiverSalesAcademy.com Endless Referrals: The Go-Giver Way 2-Day Workshop TheGoGiver.com GoGiverSpeaker.com Burg.com  How to Post a Review
Dec 22 2020
27 mins
164 From Time Poor to Time Rich - Steve Glaveski
Time, Success, Productivity, Leadership, Culture   Summary   Have you ever wondered how and why we accept certain things as being correct without truly understanding why? We’ll look at that in our Thought of the Day. And in our interview segment, Steve Glaveski, author of Time Rich, counters a very long-standing workplace tradition. That and more on today’s show.   Bob’s Thought of the Day   We’ll explore:   An important question: Why do we unquestionably accept things as they are?A thought experiment regarding this often counterproductive element of human nature.The importance of not accepting the status quo...just for the sake of the status quo.   Interview with Steve Glaveski   You’ll discover:   The history of the 9 to 5 workday.Why working in a “flow” state helps executives become 5 times more productive.Why inbox zero is often a reflection of a lack of focusing on our own priorities.A reminder from Peter Drucker: “There’s nothing worse than the wrong thing done right.”The danger of “polishing” your work too much.   6 strategies for becoming more productive at work:   PrioritizeCutOutsourceAutomateTest (your assumptions)Start (your engines)   Click to Tweet   “The larger an organization gets, the more process paralysis they experience because they are trying to protect an existing and common business model.” ~@SteveGlaveski #leadership“Say yes to things that are going to move you closer to your goals.” ~@SteveGlaveski #productivityJoin us on this episode where @SteveGlaveski reveals 6 key strategies for becoming more productive at work. #productivity #time   Interview Links   TimeRichBook.com SteveGlaveski.com LemonadeStand.online CollectiveCampus.io NoFilter.media Time Rich: Do Your Best Work, Live Your Best Life by Steve Glaveski Employee to Entrepreneur: Earn Your Freedom to do Work That Matters by Steve Glaveski Harvard Business Review Article: The Case for the Six-Hour Workday by Steve Glaveski Steve’s Blog & Podcast Connect with Steve on LinkedIn Follow Steve on Twitter Follow Steve on Instagram Steve’s YouTube channel   Resources   Endless Referrals: The Go-Giver Way  Order The Go-Giver Order The Go-Giver Leader Order The Go-Giver Influencer GoGiverSalesAcademy.com Endless Referrals: The Go-Giver Way 2-Day Workshop TheGoGiver.com GoGiverSpeaker.com Burg.com  How to Post a Review
Dec 15 2020
29 mins
163 Black Sheep Values - Brant Menswar
Purpose, Black Sheep, Values, Family, Leadership   Summary   What’s the relationship between our values and our happiness? We’ll look at that in our Thought of the Day. And in our interview segment, Brant Menswar looks at how we can go about discovering--and I mean truly discovering--what those values are.   Bob’s Thought of the Day   We’ll explore:   The difference between happiness and pleasure.My definition of happiness: a genuine and ongoing feeling of joy and peace of mind, the result of living congruently with one’s values.Why our actions must be congruent with that which we hold to be of value.   Interview with Brant Menswar   You’ll discover:   The meaning of “Black Sheep” values and why they are so very vital to one’s happiness.Brant’s background as a true... “rock star.”How an absolutely terrifying family situation inspired a major change in Brant’s life. Why you must start with your non-negotiable values.The lie we believe about purpose.How to begin identifying your black sheep values.   Click to Tweet   “Every black sheep is 100% authentically original, and it cannot be twisted or changed into something it wasn’t meant to be.” ~@BrantMenswar #blacksheep“When you discover what your non-negotiable values are, it’s the activation of those values that allows you to choose a purpose in alignment with them.” ~@BrantMenswar #blacksheep“There is a difference between ‘important’ and ‘non-negotiable.’” ~@BrantMenswar #blacksheep   Interview Links   BrantMenswar.com FindYourBlackSheep.com Black Sheep: Unleash The Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You by Brant Menswar Rock 'N" Roll With It: Overcoming The Challenge Of Change by Brant Menswar Book Brant to Speak Connect with Brant on Facebook Connect with Brant on LinkedIn Follow Brant on Twitter Follow Brant on Instagram Brant’s Podcast   Resources   Endless Referrals: The Go-Giver Way  Order The Go-Giver Order The Go-Giver Leader Order The Go-Giver Influencer GoGiverSalesAcademy.com Endless Referrals: The Go-Giver Way 2-Day Workshop TheGoGiver.com GoGiverSpeaker.com Burg.com  How to Post a Review
Dec 8 2020
30 mins
162 Dunkin’ Leadership--More Than Coffee and Donuts - Robert Rosenberg
Leadership, Business, Influence, Communication, Franchising   Summary   While it’s important to know the definition of influence, it’s even more important to understand its “essence.” We’ll look at that in our Thought of the Day. And in our interview segment, one of the titans of leadership over the last 35 years of the 20th century--and the author of a fantastic new book--will guide us with some absolute gems of wisdom. That and more on today’s show.   Bob’s Thought of the Day   We’ll explore:   The difference between pushing and pulling in leadership.A powerful reminder from Dale Carnegie’s classic, How to Win Friends and Influence People: “Ultimately, people do things for THEIR reasons, not OUR reasons.”Why your influence is dependent upon how abundantly you can actually focus not on your own interests, but rather on the interests of those you’re wanting to lead.   Interview with Robert Rosenberg   You’ll discover:   How Robert’s new book can help leaders in their personal and business lives.The key lesson Robert learned from accompanying his father on a business trip: quality is better than price.The importance of giving the consumer something that doesn’t exist in the marketplace.Why you must take 100% of the responsibility as the leader.A critical leadership lesson: running a business is just as much a social entity as a commercial one--maybe more so. The importance of communication and defining terms correctly.How Robert helped franchisees understand how remodeling their stores could be a great return on investment.The story behind Dunkin’ Donuts Munchins.    Click to Tweet   ”For me, it all begins with precise language and a clear and unchanging definition of terms.” ~Robert Rosenberg, Former CEO of Dunkin’ Donuts #leadership“As a leader, you do not blame your followers. You take 100% of the responsibility.” ~Robert Rosenberg, Former CEO of Dunkin’ Donuts #leadership“A healthy dose of humility can be the best asset in the pursuit of learning and betterment.” ~Robert Rosenberg, Former CEO of Dunkin’ Donuts #leadership   Interview Links   Around the Corner to Around the World: A Dozen Lessons I Learned Running Dunkin' Donuts by Robert Rosenberg  Connect with Robert on LinkedIn   Resources   Endless Referrals: The Go-Giver Way  Order The Go-Giver Order The Go-Giver Leader Order The Go-Giver Influencer GoGiverSalesAcademy.com Endless Referrals: The Go-Giver Way 2-Day Workshop TheGoGiver.com GoGiverSpeaker.com Burg.com  How to Post a Review
Dec 1 2020
47 mins