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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Jul 5, 2016

Bestselling author Tucker Max has changed his image over the years. He's most well-known for writing about getting drunk and hooking up with random girls, but he's since turned his knowledge about book publishing into a massively successful business.

While he doesn't think everyone has a book in them, he believes those that do might never get it published. Whether you hate writing, your intimidated by the traditional publishing process, or you simply don't have the time to do it, his newest company (Book in a Box) solves all of these problems for you.

In about 12 hours of your time, you can go from an idea to a finished book that your target audience will rave about.

Listen to our conversation as we touch on a variety of topics. He explains the transition period between law school and becoming an author, he talks about how the Book in a Box business idea came about, and we also discuss how you can get paid for doing something you love. Enjoy!

I hope you enjoy this episode and be sure to subscribe to the podcast here!

Everything mentioned

I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell (book)
I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell (movie)
Book In A Box
Alex Dooley
Andrew Warner / Mixergy interview with Tucker
Zach Obront
Lewis Howes / School of Greatness interview with Tucker
Melissa Gonzalez
The Pop Up Paradigm: How Brands Build Human Connections in a Digital Age
Gary Vaynerchuk
Vayner Media
Jack Dorsey
Daily Burn
Dr. David Kashmer
The Hidden Curriculum: What They Don't Teach You At Medical School
Thrive Market
Deep Eddy Vodka
The Book In A Box Method: The New Way to Quickly and Easily Write Your Book (Even If You're Not a Writer)

Connect with Tucker

Company Website:
Personal Website:
Twitter: @tuckermax
Instagram: @realtuckermax

Best quotes from this episode

The things that are exciting in your 20s aren't usually very exciting in your 30s.
If you're in the entertainment business, you've got to be able to tell a great story.
That was fine for awhile. I made pretty good money, it was fun, it was interesting, but I had no desire to be a marketing guru.
It's hard for me to think of a writer that I've ever met who's a real entrepreneur. It's a totally different mindset.
Everyone wants to be a star, no one wants to put in the work.
I became obsessed with this idea because she called me out on it.
Socrates didn't write a word down. Plato wrote everything down. Jesus never wrote any of his words down. Buddha never wrote any of his words down. None of these people wrote their words down, a scribe did. So why can't I create a modern process for scribes?
I felt so stupid, I felt so dumb. Because there was nothing stopping me from doing this idea like 6 years ago.
I could have had this years ago if I didn't have such limited thinking.
Very few people have big ideas in them.
Most people know something that's valuable to a small group of people.
If you're a professional and you get paid to do something, you're probably getting paid for the knowledge and wisdom in your head. So it's not "How can I sell copies of my book?", the question is, "How can I put my knowledge and wisdom in my book and use the book as an all-purpose marketing tool for me or my company or my career?"
Once you look at a book not as an end goal but as a marketing tool, then it totally changes everything.
The ideas that most people hold in their head about publishing are ideas that publishing companies think are important, not ideas that people think are important.
We're in the business of producing the absolute best books possible for the author.
I would say, at best, 20% of people have genuinely either new or original ideas.
What do you have to say that's interesting and valuable to an audience?
I wish I was one of those people who from an early age was always hustling and selling and creating value.
At Book in a Box, I just fired myself. We just hired a CEO to take over for me.
There's no bigger waste of time than trying to learn how to do something you're bad at. You're way better off hiring someone to do that for you so you can do the things you're really good at.
All the critical mistakes we've made in our business have either come down to being too arrogant about our knowledge & not questioning enough, and hiring the wrong people.
That's the cool thing about business though, it's like baseball. It's even better than baseball. In baseball, if you hit .300, you're a Hall of Famer. In business, you can hit .100 and be a massive success.
If you're going to fail, that's fine. But you need to understand why. If you're taking 9 different ideas and failing 9 different times, I think the problem might be you.
There's so many people trying to teach the wrong things.
Some people want lifestyle businesses and there's nothing wrong with that.
If you want to be a baller entrepreneur and you want to build a massive baller company, you don't want to be selling your time. You don't want to be in the business, you want to be in the business of creating leverage for other people.
There's a limit to how big you can scale an agency. There's no limit to how big you can scale a software-based process.
If you have problems turning what you love into a business, it's probably some psychological issue you have, it's not the process. The process is very simple. It's not easy to do, but it's very simple to understand.
Something you love doing, something people will pay you for, and something that you're good at. Where those three areas intersect, that's where you can build a business.
Most people, when they say "how do I turn my passion into a business," what they are really asking is "how can I get paid to do nothing." That's bullshit. No way to do that.
If you want to start a business, the easiest thing to do is find a problem that is really painful to people. Then create a solution that they will pay for.
Starting a business is really easy if all you do is think about it in terms of other people's problems.


Thanks for listening

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Jul 3, 2016

We all need some amount of money, that's a fact. How we spend that money is vastly different.

I would classify myself as a frugal person: someone that spends money on the things that add value to my life, and saving money on the things that don't matter as much.

In this episode, I'll dig into the difference between being frugal and being a cheapskate. We all love saving money, but there are times when it makes sense to spend. Enjoy!

I hope you enjoy this episode and be sure to subscribe to the podcast here!

Everything mentioned

Shipstation shipping software
Dymo thermal label printer
Podcast Movement 2016
Mackie 402VLZ4 mixer
Audio-Technica headphones
Zoom H4N audio recorder
Audio-Technica ATR-2100 dynamic microphone
Kayak - great travel deals
Article about frugality

Best quotes from this episode

If you need a machine and don't buy it, then you will ultimately find that you have paid for it and you don't have it. -Henry Ford
Cheap and frugal people both love to save money, but frugal people will not do so at the expense of others.
Frugality is about assessing the bigger picture and having the patience to cash in on the simple savings strategies.
Being cheap is about spending less; being frugal is about prioritizing your spending so that you can have more of the things you really care about.
You don't need the best of everything to get started.
Stop being a cheapskate on the things that matter to you.

Thanks for listening

Be sure to subscribe to the podcast here and I can't wait to share the next episode with you soon! And feel free to leave a comment below with your feedback and any questions you have.

Jun 18, 2016

On today's episode, I talk with Andrew Norelli. Andrew is a standup comedian and has been doing comedy for the past 18 years.

He talks about working a boring sales job for a few years that eventually helped push him into comedy.

From open mic nights where nobody would show up to several years later performing on all the popular late night shows, we'll go through his whole journey from the beginning. We also talk about what it takes to be a comedian these days, the type of dedication that is needed, and how all of this can relate to you if you're thinking about going down a path that's different than the typical 9-5. Which most of you hopefully are.

I hope you enjoy this episode and be sure to subscribe to the podcast here!

Book I'm reading

Virtual Freedom - Written by Chris Ducker, this book is all about hiring virtual staff to take over some of the tasks you either don't know how to do, or hate doing, or frankly shouldn't be doing. I'm at a point where I'm doing so many things that I'm spreading myself too thin. So if you're like me and have the superhero syndrome where you try to do everything yourself, you should definitely check this book out. Learn more...

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Everything we mentioned

Bones (Andrew's latest album)
Jim Gaffigan
Jerry Seinfeld
Stryper concert
George Carlin
Tibbits Opera House
Laughs Comedy Club
The Improv at Harrah's

Connect with Andrew

Twitter: @andrewnorelli

Best quotes from this episode

You gotta be willing to work. You gotta be very self-disciplined when you're self-employed. And when you're carving your own path, that's probably one of the hardest parts.
I think part of success in any alternative career path is to start as early as you can.
The risk part comes when you're basically doing something and you're making no money.
I think that's another mistake people make, they start then stop. They start and they stop like five or six times.
Accept that life happens and don't let things side-track you.
I think you have to have hustle and work hard, I don't care how funny you are. You can't just be funny.
If you don't have fear, then you don't know what you're doing. What's wrong with you if you don't have fear? You should have some fear or you're not paying attention to life or to your career. There has to be some level of fear that's at least driving you and making you better at the very least. Definitely some self-doubt too. That's how you get better.
Nobody's stuff is perfect.
If I feel like I did everything that I could've done and had planned on doing and it didn't work, no, that's perfectly ok. That does not bother me. Not at all. You'll drive yourself crazy if it does.
If you start trying to please everybody all at once, whether it be industry people or crowd-members, then you're probably gonna end up pleasing either no one or you're gonna end up pleasing people and it's not gonna matter.
All art and entertainment needs to have segments that are completely uncensored and totally free. It's proven in every society to be important. An important part for people to express themselves, to challenge conventional thinking, and to fight the establishment & people with power.
People pay a little closer attention to a message in their inbox, as long as it's from someone they know.
Why do we have words when we have cleavage?
I think that's maybe why I kept going in comedy. I've had a lot of little moments where I was so glad that I didn't stop trying and that I never quit. And that keeps me going.
You appreciate it more when it's a long process and you have to learn everything along the way.
If you don't know whether to say yes or no, then just say yes.
It's a balancing act, because there are times when it actually is in your benefit to say no. Hopefully when you say no, you do something else constructive.


Thanks for listening

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Jun 3, 2016

So many people struggle trying to start a business because they think they have to know everything. And if there's something they don't know, they think they have to figure it out on there own.

Search around on the internet and you can literally find the answers to every single question you could possibly have. But a lot of times, it makes sense to seek out advice from others. The problem lies in who you ask though.

If you're trying to start a food truck, you shouldn't get getting advice from a lawyer. True, the lawyer might be successful, but you should be reaching out to people that are doing exactly what you're trying to do. And those people better be successful at it and be a couple steps further than you are.

Hopefully this episode makes you realize that a lot of people out there are willing to help you. You just have to build up your confidence to ask them for help or to pick their brain for an hour. Remember, if you want to get something you've never had, you're gonna have to do things you've never done. Get out of your comfort zone, that's where the magic happens!

Thanks again for listening and reading the show notes. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast here and I can't wait to share the next episode with you soon! And feel free to leave a comment below with your feedback and any questions you have.

My online course

Create Your Online Shop - In this course, I will teach you how to create your own e-commerce website without any web design experience and with no software. If you have products or services for sale, but you don't sell them online yet, this course is perfect for you. Click the link and signup to be one of the first people to get access to this at the lowest price ever offered. I'll also be hosting a webinar very soon that will give you a behind the scenes look at what you can expect, so be sure to signup to get notified about that as well. Learn more...

May 25, 2016

If you're like me, you love good food. Even better when it's something unique and local, right? Zombie Dogz is a super popular food truck here in Dayton, Ohio, and I sat down with the creators this week on the podcast. Hot dogs have been an American classic for decades, and in most cases, they've been boring the whole time. Not anymore.

David and Lee Ann VanArtsdalen have created a culinary experience like no other with their gourmet hot dogs and the amazing toppings they add to each one. But don't just take my word for it, check out their Facebook page. A quick glance and you'll see tens of thousands of fans—and I'm talking diehard/raving fans—that spread the Zombie Dogz brand like wildfire. I hope you enjoy this episode and be sure to subscribe to the podcast here!

My online course

Create Your Online Shop - In this course, I will teach you how to create your own e-commerce website without any web design experience and with no software. If you have products or services for sale, but you don't sell them online yet, this course is perfect for you. Click the link and signup to be one of the first people to get access to this at the lowest price ever offered. I'll also be hosting a webinar very soon that will give you a behind the scenes look at what you can expect, so be sure to signup to get notified about that as well. Learn more...

Connect with Zombie Dogz

Instagram: @zombiedogzdayton

Everything we mentioned

Americana Festival
Cyclops Fest
Yellow Springs Street Fair
Bell, Book and Comic
Bighorn Pretzel Company

Best quotes from this episode

Planning on paper is very different than implementing it in real life.
We're a caring business. It's important to be socially-responsible and we're not just in it for the money.
People really respected the fact that we admitted when we were wrong and just made it right. And that's all you can do. We aren't perfect, we're still human beings.
It's our business, it's our livelihood. We have to make it work, and you have to make adjustments.
Location is the most important thing. Just because you have a concept and a good idea, you're not gonna put it in the worst spot in town.
Obviously you want a lot of people in your line, but you want to see the other people succeeding also.
I think if I knew everything we know now before we started, I don't know if I would have done it. We work 90-100 hours a week for 8-9 months straight.
A lot of people don't implement their ideas because they're fearful.
We don't want to disappoint anybody, and we take that very seriously.
You can't teach people experience. You just have to do it.
I can't tell you how your business is going to run, but here's the basics. And it's up to you now to implement it and work hard and make it work on your own.
Your heart has to be in it, you have to want it.
You can't just think about the money, because that didn't come to us for a long time.
You need to give first, then receive later.
It's in our blood, but I never saw myself running my own business.
Take your time and do it right the first time.
We could have just done it one or two days a week on the weekends and it would have been fine, but you have to do it full-time.
It's a big leap and it's scary but you just gotta do it. You gotta commit, just like anything in life.

Thanks again for listening and reading the show notes. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast here and I can't wait to share the next episode with you soon! And feel free to leave a comment below with your feedback and any questions you have.

May 18, 2016

When I hear people say they are bored, it blows my mind. How can anybody be bored these days? With all of the technological advances, everyone has access to everything and we are all connected 24/7. There's no reason anyone should ever be bored. Being lazy on the other hand, I think we all get stuck in that phase from time to time.

People that say they are bored, some of these things come to mind: no goals, they are on cruise control, no imagination, taking things for granted, no hobbies, and more.

I get lazy sometimes, and it's usually because I get distracted too much, I procrastinate, lack of motivation, and poor habits.

If you notice the people around you are saying they are bored, be careful, they might drag you down to their level. But don't think that means it's ok to be lazy. Both are places you don't want to be stuck.

My quick tips would be to eat better, exercise, get high-quality sleep, get some hobbies, increase your skills, and cancel all distractions. Easier said than done, but everything in life is a marathon, not a sprint. Take it one step at a time and you'll get there with consistent action and positive daily habits.

Thanks again for listening! Be sure to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes and I can't wait to share the next episode with you soon. Until next time, take those risks and have no regrets along the way!

May 9, 2016

One of my favorite people to follow is Joshua Fields Millburn of The Minimalists. His style of writing and the way he explains minimalism really resonates with me. If you ever wanted to live a more meaningful life, you're going to love this episode.

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People, websites, & products mentioned:
Ryan Nicodemus
Essential: Essays by The Minimalists
Minimalism: Live a Meaningful Life
Everything That Remains: A Memoir by The Minimalists
As a Decade Fades
Create Your Online Shop
Spyr Media
Matt D'Avella

Connect with Joshua:
Twitter: @jfm / @theminimalists
Facebook: /
Instagram: @joshuafieldsmillburn / @theminimalists

Best quotes:

While living the "American Dream," I learned it wasn't my dream.
It took getting everything I thought I wanted to realize that everything I ever wanted wasn't actually what I wanted at all.
I made really good money in the corporate world (six figures), but I spent even better money. And that equation never works.
Why the hell are you so happy? -Ryan Nicodemus
When I find value in something, I tend to share it with my friends and family.
I think that's the meaning in life: growing and giving. The more you grow, the more you have to give.
When you look in the rearview, your scars make up the best part of yourself.
When you buy stuff to be happy, the happiness doesn't last far past the checkout line.
Happiness is when our short term actions align with our long term values.
Just being busy for the sake of busy is a supposed sign of productivity. But it's not necessarily productive. Busy usually gets in the way of true meaningful work.
I was living the ideal life to a lot of people. And the reason it was ideal to them is it was something they aspired to be. But they didn't realize that once they got there, it wasn't going to make them happy.
As I climbed the corporate ladder, I got closer to these guys that I aspired to be like. And what I realized as I got closer to them, they were miserable. At least the majority of them were.
There's nothing wrong with making money, I'm certainly not allergic to money. But it's no longer the primary driver for doing what I do.
Debt is an anchor in our lives.
There is no such thing as good debt.
I found that the best way to give myself a pay raise was to spend less money.
Minimalism is a tool that allows me to get rid of the excess so I can focus on whats truly important.
It doesn't mean it's a perfect life, and it's certainly not an easy life. It's just about living a simpler life, one that is within our means.
Being on autopilot tends to lead us into bad decisions.
Going with the flow is easy. And if you go with the flow long enough, you end up at the rapids. And then you're in a world of hurt because you weren't prepared for that.
That's why you'll never see me tweet a picture of my breakfast, because I don't find that it adds value to other peoples lives.
I like to do other things that make me uncomfortable, it's what I call my discomfort zone. I find that the place from which I grow the most is when I put myself in a bit of an uncomfortable situation.
As we move along a path from a novice to intermediate to an expert, it just has to do with putting in the work. Being willing to drudge through the drudgery.
I don't have a college degree at all and I've never taken a writing class. The reason I started teaching a writing class online was because a lot of people kept asking me a ton of questions about writing.
Don't start a business until someone asks you to start it. -Derek Sivers
The teacher learns more than the student.
If you want to get better at just about anything, teach it. Even if you're not very good at it. Because it will force you to communicate to yourself in the same way you would communicate to others.
I'm constantly trying to find new ways to spread the minimalism message to people. We wanted to show people that minimalism isn't a radical lifestyle, it's a practical lifestyle.
While all these people lead considerably different lives, they all share one thing in common: they're all striving to live a meaningful life with less.
Sometimes you wake up in the middle of the day. Sometimes you wake up in the middle of your life. -Yarrow Kraner
That's what happened to me. I woke up in the middle of my life and realized that there was more to life than just bills and money and status and achievement. There was something else, and I needed to find that.
Ultimately, we all just want to live a more meaningful life.
The path that I was on was leading me to a place that I didn't want to be. And so, the bigger risk for me would be staying.

Thanks again for listening and reading the show notes. Be sure to subscribe and leave a review 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!

Apr 30, 2016

No matter how much money you make, if you're spending more than you make, your equation is broke. It's simple math.

Most wealthy people live within their means, and actually live far below their means. Most people that complain about bills and stress about money, they are living beyond their means, often well beyond them.

Hit play on this short 10 minute episode and listen to my thoughts about this quote. Enjoy!

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Apr 23, 2016

On today's episode, I talk with Geoff Woods. He is an entrepreneur who has spent most of his life in Southern California, but he recently moved to Austin, Texas. We'll discuss why he moved there and some of the defining moments that led him to start thinking differently about life and business. We'll also talk about his podcast and how he teamed up with some amazing people along the way and how you can do the same.

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<strong>Show notes:</strong>

Was in medical device sales for the last 5-6 years. Awesome job, made a lot of money, work from home.

A series of defining moments cause you to take action. End of 2013, colleague had a stroke at 35.

Geoff and his wife just had a baby and just bought a house, wife was a stay at home mom. If something happens to him, the income stops. He didn't have passive income, that kept him up at night.

The week after this, his company decided to slash his income by 40%. Wondered how he was gonna pay the mortgage and put food on the table. Heard the Jim Rohn quote, "You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with."

<blockquote>If I wanted to be earning 7-figures a year, I needed to surround myself with 7-figure-earners. If I wanted to be in control of my schedule and be a successful entrepreneur then I needed to surround myself with people who are already living that life and seeking advice from them instead of seeking advice from the people who had not done it.</blockquote>

<blockquote>It all started because I focused on one thing, which was forming relationships with the right people.</blockquote>

Launched The Mentee Podcast in January 2015. Fast forward a year later, was able to quit a $200k a year sales job in just 10 months.

Partnered up with Gary Keller and Jay Papasan of Keller Williams Realty to launch a big media company, required him to relocate to Austin, Texas. He was in SoCal almost his whole life.

<blockquote>This is a job where at any single moment, my company can decide to shrink my territory, boost my quota, or change my commission rate. I have zero control. Or I could legitimately decide to leave and partner up with the guy who's built the largest real estate company in the world, a guy who is a billionaire. What's more secure for my long term growth and my long term well being?</blockquote>

How would you describe what you do these days? Content.

<blockquote>It all comes down to creating quality content and figuring out how you can get that content in front of as many people as possible (the right people) to the point where it actually makes an impact in their life first. Just give incredible value to the point where they're willing to give you an email address, they're willing to buy your stuff & do business with you, and to really scale that.</blockquote>

<blockquote>I was limiting myself. My perception of what was possible was clearly off.</blockquote>

The first time he sat down with a heavy hitter, and they asked how they could help him, he said his goal is to get $12k/month in passive income within the next 7 years. (That was a year ago that he said that.) And as he said it, he didn't really feel confident. He couldn't see how that could ever possibly happen in his life.

<blockquote>At the end of the day, you have to be able to describe where you need help in one sentence, very clearly.</blockquote>

And the guy went, "No way man." Geoff said, "Ya I know, it's too high of a goal." And the guy said, "You'll do it way faster than that." And since that guy had already done it, it was qualified, and it really opened Geoff's mind. He was limiting himself.

<blockquote>I know exactly what my one thing is, and I'm integrating it into every conversation.</blockquote>

<blockquote>80% of everything you need already exists in your circle of influence. The people you know, your existing relationships could already give you what you need 80% of the time, but the problem is you just don't tap into your relationships.</blockquote>

Fast forward, he surrounded himself with amazing people for a year. Now Geoff's goal is to get to $25k/month within the next 6 months. Now what changed? Simple. He just surrounded himself with people who had already done it instead of trying to figure it out on his own and crossing his fingers.

<blockquote>I'm going to the people that have done it and said tell me what to do.</blockquote>

I didn't ask for anything. They asked "what's up" and I told them what's up. What ends up happening is they start asking questions. Now I'm able to tell them exactly what I'm looking for and either they're the person, they know the person, or I've planted a seed and when they meet that person they're gonna remember me and they'll consider making the introduction.

<blockquote>This is how I have made so many connections, because I just simply tell everybody and their mom where I need help.</blockquote>

<blockquote>Don't let the simplicity undermine the significance.</blockquote>

<blockquote>It's not that hard, you just gotta put some consistency behind it.</blockquote>

<blockquote>Stop whining. Stop making up excuses because there's gonna be another guy out there or another girl out there who won't make an excuse and who will take action. And they will be the one's who get it done.</blockquote>

His mentor Dave, he heard him speak at an event, and he knew he had to talk to him. Had no idea what he could say to him.

<blockquote>I have mentors for everything. From business to finances to relationships to health.</blockquote>

<blockquote>I tried something different, I dropped my ego.</blockquote>

<blockquote>It's situations like that, that you can't help but say it's meant to be. But you'd never know if you didn't take action.</blockquote>

<blockquote>There's so many things laying right in front of you in your life right now and you have no idea because you don't dare to take action. You don't dare to step out of your comfort zone and take a shot.</blockquote>

<blockquote>Recognizing that the worst thing that could happen is that you get a no and you're just as well off as you would be if you did nothing at all.</blockquote>

For his membership program, his goal is to have 700 people paying him $37/month ($25k/mo).

<blockquote>I don't believe that you need to go to college or that you need to get a higher level of degree to be successful.</blockquote>

<blockquote>When I look at the things that I actually learned in college, I'm not applying a single damn thing. I invested six figures for an experience. Which I loved the experience, but if I had invested that in starting a business, I'd be way further off now.</blockquote>

<blockquote>You need to figure out what you're passionate about. You need to surround yourself with people who inspire you, who are already doing what you want to be doing, what you could only hope one day to have the opportunity to do. And when you surround yourself with those types of people they end up opening your eyes and showing you ways that you can do things that you never thought you could do before.</blockquote>

<blockquote>You don't have to look at what society tells you is the way, you can write your own ticket. You can do it your way, you just gotta surround yourself with the right people along that way.</blockquote>

<blockquote>You end up making a lot of sacrifices but you have to recognize that sometimes you have to do what it takes even when you don't want to, to get what you want in the long run.</blockquote>

<blockquote>I surround myself with frickin ridiculously amazing people. It's my drug. I can't help but feel inspired when I'm around people who are making an impact in the world and are making a killing doing it.</blockquote>

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

<a href="" target="_blank">Jim Rohn</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">John Lee Dumas</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Gary Keller</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Jay Papasan</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Ryan Moran - The conversation that will get me to $25k/mo in passive income</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Geoff's articles</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Shark Tank's Daymond John on building an empire with no money & the power of broke</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Jerry Maguire - Show Me The Money!</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">David Dunn</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Gene McNaughton</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Tony Robbins</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Chet Holmes</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Create Your Online Shop</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Pat Flynn & David Siteman Garland</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Michael Carbone - Risk Without Regret Interview</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Free 15-minute call with Geoff Woods!</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Mike Dillard on becoming financially free</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Joshua Santos - Risk Without Regret Interview</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Amy Woods - An interview with Geoff's wife</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Think and Grow Rich: The Landmark Bestseller</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">How to Win Friends & Influence People</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Never Eat Alone: And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Wisdom from Rich Dad, Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money, That the Poor and the Middle Class Do Not!</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Rich Dad's CASHFLOW Quadrant: Rich Dad's Guide to Financial Freedom</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">The Mentee Podcast</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Download Geoff's Free Guide - 7 Steps to a 7 Figure Network</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Join Geoff's Mastermind - The Inner Circle</a>

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Apr 5, 2016

No matter how much you want it to be true, it just isn't. Humans cannot successfully <a href="" target="_blank">multitask</a>. Our brains are fast, but not that fast. Even computers can't multitask, they just work faster than the human brain, so it appears like they are processing code simultaneously, when they really aren't.

I was motivated to record a podcast on this subject after reading a chapter out of <a href="" target="_blank">this book</a>. I literally couldn't put this new book down last night. Also, it's 2016, and everyone claims to be an expert at multitasking. So I'm here to share why they're not. Hit the play button and enjoy!

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

<blockquote>If you chase two rabbits, you will not catch either one. -Russian Proverb</blockquote>

<blockquote>To do two things at once is to do neither. -Publilius Syrus</blockquote>

<blockquote>Multitasking is merely the opportunity to screw up more than one thing at a time. -Steve Uzzell</blockquote>

<blockquote>You can do two things at once, but you can't focus effectively on two things at once. -<a href="" target="_blank">Gary Keller</a></blockquote>

<blockquote>If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?</blockquote>

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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 and have no regrets along the way!

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