Risk Without Regret: Stories from Risk Takers, Inspiring Entrepreneurs, Small Business Owners

Based out of Dayton, Ohio, Randy Johnson hosts a weekly podcast titled Risk Without Regret. The main goal of this show is to inspire and motivate you to follow your dreams, take more risks, build a business around your passions, and have no regrets along the way. Some episodes, I'll discuss a quote I came across and really dig in deeper for 10-20 minutes. Quotes that mean something to me, and I think deserve to be expanded upon to make you think about them more and how they can relate to you. The rest of the episodes will be more of an interview format. I'll bring guests onto the show that have an inspiring story to share about their journey. These might range from 30-90 minutes, and some may even pass the 2 hour mark. These amazing people will come from all walks of life and they bring insane amounts of wisdom to the table. I refer to all of my guests as risk takers. Individuals who didn't follow the typical path, they paved their own. They enlighten us all about how they started their business, or travel the world, or work from their laptop on a beach, or make 7-figures, or even just how their life experiences shaped them into who they are today. Some are more successful than others, but they all share the same mindset of taking risks, doing what they love, helping others, and living life to the fullest. Enjoy!
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Feb 22, 2016

Thanks for checking out my conversation with Kolby Kolibas. He shares his story from the Olympics to corporate America, to The Healthy Primate, and so much more! He also talks about stress and why your life is killing you.

Feb 18, 2016

After reading that title, you must be thinking I'm crazy. How could someone be happy or grateful about losing a job? That sounds terrible! Well, trust me, so many good things can come from a negative situation like this.

Today marks four years of being free from the 9-5 mindset. It's crazy how fast time flies, but they say that happens when you're having fun, right? There are probable more than 13 reasons why I'm glad to be where I'm at but these are the main ones. Hopefully when you listen to this episode, you're able to think how this relates to you and your job and what changes you might want to make in your career or life. Enjoy!

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Feb 9, 2016

Today's guest is <a href="" target="_blank">Michael Carbone</a>. He's originally from Canada where he went down the typical path of going to college and getting a corporate job. You know, just doing the standard 9-5 grind that so many people do. Everything seemed great from the outside, but inside, he was feeling unfulfilled. Unfortunately, most people stay in this position their whole lives and never make a change. But Michael was different.

He's going to share his story about how an Ironman race changed his life, how teaching others to win more at online poker was a gamechanger, why webinars are so lucrative, as well as using fear to force you to take more action in your life. And towards the end, he talks about traveling to Paris a few months ago... the day after the terrorist attacks. He elaborates on how that experience can relate to business, as well as showing you how fragile life is and why you should live your life to the fullest everyday.

This is definitely one of my favorite conversations so far, and I know you're going to take several things away from this episode. Enjoy!

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<strong>Featured books:</strong>

<a href="" target="_blank">Stop Chasing Influencers</a> by <a href="" target="_blank">Kimanzi Constable</a> and <a href="" target="_blank">Jared Easley</a>. I took a quote out of that book and dug deeper into it in <a href="">the last episode</a>. Since then, I finished the book and I highly recommend it to anyone that wants to start an online business. It gives you so many new ideas that you can use with your podcast, online course, online coaching business, <a href="" target="_blank">e-commerce website</a>, and more. If you want to check it out, just go to <a href="" target="_blank"></a>.

<a href="" target="_blank">Will It Fly</a> by <a href="" target="_blank">Pat Flynn</a>. As you probably know, I'm a big fan of Pat as I've mentioned him in several of the episodes, so it was a no-brainer to add this book to my Amazon wishlist. About a week ago, I jumped on a Skype call with my friend Jason Reaves from the <a href="" target="_blank">Live Life Loudly</a> podcast. After helping him for a couple hours, he said he wanted to thank me by sending me this book. Thanks again Jason, it was much appreciated!

So it showed up a few days later and I started reading it instantly. It's already adding a lot of value but the coolest part is the <a href="" target="_blank">free online companion course</a> that comes with it. This book is all about testing your next business idea at the beginning so you don't waste a lot of time and money. Most people just build something and hope people want it. You know that old quote, "If you build it, they will come." That's terrible biz advice and that's why their business usually fails. So if this sounds awesome to you, just visit <a href="" target="_blank"></a> and order this book today!

<strong>Best quotes from this episode:</strong>

<blockquote>I teach something I know and then package it up beautifully and offer it to people who want to learn that topic.</blockquote>

<blockquote>We all have something that we know and love and are passionate about that other people want to learn as well.</blockquote>

<blockquote>I didn't want a backup plan, because to me, that's a distraction.</blockquote>

<blockquote>If you're not hosting webinars at this point, you're probably leaving money on the table.</blockquote>

<blockquote>Webinars help you build your list, create relationships, and make sales, all at once.</blockquote>

<blockquote>I'm really passionate about being on that stage and helping inspire people.</blockquote>

<blockquote>These influencers are not these untouchable people.</blockquote>

<blockquote>I remember thinking about how insane the idea was, and that made me want to do it.</blockquote>

<blockquote>I hired someone that knew what they were doing to help me and teach me what I needed to do. Then I put in a ton of work, and I'm getting results.</blockquote>

<blockquote>I don't need a Plan B. I just obsess over Plan A and find a way to get it done.</blockquote>

<blockquote>I needed the risk of quitting my job to get results. I needed that risk to scare me into taking action.</blockquote>

<blockquote>For me, comfort equals complacency.</blockquote>

<blockquote>The more fear I had of failure, that fear makes me take action.</blockquote>

<blockquote>If you're spending all day working on it because you have nothing else and nothing is paying your bills, trust me, you'll find a way to make it work.</blockquote>

<blockquote>It's always easier to see someone else do something first and then you can do it because it becomes simpler.</blockquote>

<blockquote>When people think I'm crazy, that's when I know I'm doing something right.</blockquote>

<blockquote>Remove yourself from toxic environments and from people that tell you that you can't do it. Surround yourself with people who are more positive and more motivating.</blockquote>

<blockquote>You can know the most basic thing and there's still people who have never heard of it.</blockquote>

<blockquote>Even if you have the most basic knowledge, you shouldn't take it for granted. There's always people who don't know anything about that topic or are just new to it. So you can always find an audience of people who want to learn more.</blockquote>

<blockquote>If you're struggling with something, tell your struggles. People will relate to it.</blockquote>

<blockquote>Life is very fragile, and the more you sit and think about it, the more it makes you want to live your life.</blockquote>

<blockquote>There's a lot of beauty in facing situations where you're afraid.</blockquote>

<blockquote>If you just think about things and don't actually dive into them yourself, you might feel a little more afraid until you actually do it.</blockquote>

<blockquote>The more you think about something—versus actually doing it—the riskier it will seem.</blockquote>

<blockquote>Never in a hurry, never worried, never desperate, and never stopping short.</blockquote>

<blockquote>If you're not where you want to be, do something about it.</blockquote>

<blockquote>Live your truth and live your dream.</blockquote>

<blockquote>No one ever did anything big out of comfort. Because comfort makes you sit back and take things for granted.</blockquote>

<blockquote>When you're in a moment of discomfort, that's when you take massive action to get out of it, because you want to move away from that pain into a moment of pleasure.</blockquote>

<strong>Connect with Michael:</strong>

Website: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>
Unleash Yourself Podcast: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>
Instagram: <a href="" target="_blank">@michaelcarbone8</a>
Twitter: <a href="" target="_blank">@michaelcarbone8</a>
Facebook: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>

<strong>People, websites, & products mentioned:</strong>

<a href="" target="_blank">Tim Ferriss</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">The 4-Hour Work Week</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Lewis Howes</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">The School of Greatness</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Marc Fitt</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Jon Nastor</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Keith Breseé</a>

Thanks again for listening and reading the show notes. Be sure to <a href="" target="_blank">subscribe and leave a review</a> on iTunes and I can't wait to share the next episode with you soon. Until next time, hustle harder and take massive action to reach your dreams!

Feb 4, 2016

I'm in the middle of this <a href="" target="_blank">amazing book</a> and I stumbled across this epic quote: "You can make your dream happen a lot quicker with two simple tips: 1) cutting out the distractions, and 2) focusing on what is most important." This quote was taken from the book <em><a href="" target="_blank">Stop Chasing Influencers</a></em> by <a href="" target="_blank">Kimanzi Constable</a> and <a href="" target="_blank">Jared Easley</a>. Listen to this short podcast episode where I dig in deeper and really explain what this quote means and how it can relate to you.

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Let's face it, distractions are everywhere. It's 2016 and you are flooded with social media, smart phones, movies, tv, etc. everywhere you go. It's extremely hard to block all of that out unless you lock yourself in a dark room with no connection to the outside world.

Ok, that's probably a bit extreme, but in this day in age, you must focus on what's important. To do that, you have to discipline yourself. Remove everything that distracts you as best as you can. I took the tv out of my bedroom and cancelled my Netflix. That's a start and it was something easy to let go of.

So what are your big goals? What do you want to accomplish with your time in your life? What's the one thing you need to focus on that will get you there? Go do that one thing. Today. Right now.

Again, I highly recommend this book. If it sounds like something you'd love to check out, <a href="" target="_blank">buy it here!</a>

Thanks again for listening! Be sure to <a href="" target="_blank">subscribe/review</a> the podcast on iTunes and I can't wait to share the next episode with you soon. Until next time, take those risks, have no regrets along the way!