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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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!

<strong><a href="" target="_blank">Check out The One Thing book here!</a></strong>

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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>

<strong><a href="" target="_blank">Check out The One Thing book here!</a></strong>

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!

Mar 18, 2016

On today's show, I talk with a passionate traveler and science writer from Houston, Texas by the name of Kayt Sukel. Some of the topics that she often talks about range from love to politics to sex to neuroscience and everything in between. Her work has appeared in USA Today, The Washington Post, National Geographic Traveler, and several other well-known publications. She's the author of two books, she does public speaking at events like TEDMED, she claims to overshare on Twitter, and if you asked Forbes, they would say she knows more about sex than you do. Without giving it all away, hit play and listen to my conversation with Kayt!

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<a href="" target="_blank">Sleep Smarter: 21 Essential Strategies to Sleep Your Way to A Better Body, Better Health, and Bigger Success</a>
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<strong>Best quotes from this episode:</strong>

<blockquote>I may not have 20 million Twitter followers or be some famous writer's daughter, but I have something to say and this is what I'd like to talk about.</blockquote>

<blockquote>But also, I understood as I accepted his invitation, that it was gonna help me tell a better story.</blockquote>

<blockquote>I'm ok with that, because I think this work is important.</blockquote>

<blockquote>If you talk to anybody who's currently incarcerated in prison, they're gonna tell you that they're there for love or money.</blockquote>

<blockquote>I wasn't depressed, I just felt the weight of all my responsibilities.</blockquote>

<blockquote>We're all risk-takers.</blockquote>

<blockquote>It's not a personality trait, risk-taking is a process.</blockquote>

<blockquote>Risk is just being able to embrace uncertainty when you're going to make a decision. And there are very few decisions that we make that don't have some amount of uncertainty involved.</blockquote>

<blockquote>Neurosurgery is really a series of adjustments, but then again, most of life is.</blockquote>

<blockquote>What did I learn here so I can do this better next time? What is the lesson? How can I apply this so I can actually achieve whatever long term goal I've set for myself?</blockquote>

<blockquote>If you want to get better at dealing with risk, you gotta take more risks.</blockquote>

<blockquote>You're never gonna improve or gain new skills unless you're willing to take a risk.</blockquote>

<blockquote>Success can eliminate as many options as failure. -Tom Robbins</blockquote>

<blockquote>Easier isn't always better.</blockquote>

<blockquote>I think a lot of times, we mistake fear with intensity.</blockquote>

<blockquote>The brain puts a lot of stock in novelty. That pushes our limits and yet it gives us a lot of rewards as well.</blockquote>

<blockquote>I think when you understand that ultimately any decision is one big calculation in your brain, and that risk is a part of it, a calculated risk makes sense.</blockquote>

<blockquote>Success to me isn't just about making money, it's about carving out a life for yourself that has wealth in all aspects of it.</blockquote>

<blockquote>Risking without regrets means making time to go after the things that you've always dreamed of.</blockquote>

<blockquote>Risk is not a one size fits all approach.</blockquote>

<blockquote>And as you're making those little small changes, over time, they make it so you're more comfortable with the big ones.</blockquote>

<blockquote>What would you do if you weren't afraid?</blockquote>

<blockquote>What's the worst that can happen?</blockquote>

<strong>Connect with Kayt:</strong>

Website: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>
Twitter: <a href="" target="_blank">@kaytsukel</a>
Facebook: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>

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

<a href="" target="_blank">This Is Your Brain on Sex: The Science Behind the Search for Love</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">The Art of Risk: The New Science of Courage, Caution, and Chance</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">fMRI orgasm</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Forbes article</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Steph Davis</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Tom Robbins</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">TEDMED talk - Eliminating Penalties for Playing Out of Bounds</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Think Again – a Big Think Podcast</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Death, Sex & Money Podcast</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Serial Podcast</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Adulthood Made Easy Podcast</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Reply All Podcast</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Thinking, Fast and Slow</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">The Invisible Gorilla: How Our Intuitions Deceive Us</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Secret Sex Lives: A Year on the Fringes of American Sexuality</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Unbound Book Festival</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!

Mar 13, 2016

"To be really successful at anything, you don't have to be the best. Being the best is too hard and there's only one person who gets to be that. It's too elite. You can be an expert if you know a little more than the average person. If you read 3 books on any topic or learn that amount of information on a skill or industry, you can make a good living at it on your own. You just have to want to do it. If you're passionate about it, the money will follow."

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When people think of the word expert, they instantly think of the best of the best. While that person would be an expert, you don't have the best the number one in the world at something to truly be an expert.

Take a listen to this episode and listen to the examples of why I think everyone out there is an expert at something. If people constantly ask you questions about a certain thing, guess what, you're probably an expert at that thing.

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

<a href="" target="_blank">Create Your Online Shop</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Uber</a> (discount code: randyj440ue)
<a href="" target="_blank">Lyft</a> (discount code: randy711364)
<a href="" target="_blank">NSNG Life</a>
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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!

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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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!

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!

Jan 29, 2016

I love it when people reach out to me about being on the podcast, which is exactly what this episode's featured guest did. Fat Tony is a 33 year old freelance photographer and entrepreneur from Long Beach, California. As soon as the call started, I could tell this was gonna be a super exciting and entertaining episode to be a part of. As well as the type of episode I couldn't wait to share with you, so here we are!

He's been to 35 countries, he landed his dream job right out of college at one of the top magazines in the world, and everything seemed to be going just as he planned. But then he just wasn't feeling it anymore, he was searching for new dreams. With no plan B or safety net, most people would be terrified. Not this guy. Hhe quit his job and went straight back to traveling around the globe like a badass!

Well I don't wanna give too much away, so hit that play button below and get to know Fat Tony's story and what he's currently working on. This is an episode you won't stop listening to, so get comfy or turn the cruise control on in your car, and enjoy!

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<strong>Featured products/services:</strong>

<a href="" target="_blank">Ask.</a> by <a href="" target="_blank">Ryan Levesque</a>. I finished this book in less than 2 days. I was so interested in the content and I literally couldn't put it down. The first half talks about his story and the second half explains the "Ask Formula" that he's developed. It's basically about asking questions to prospects, getting them into a really advanced sales funnel, and then transitioning them into customers through a series of surveys and stories. But it's all about asking the right questions, which most businesses don't do, which means they think they know what customers want when they actually don't. So if this sounds interesting to you, go <a href="" target="_blank">check it out at here!</a>

<a href="" target="_blank">Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook</a> by <a href="" target="_blank">Gary Vaynerchuk</a>. The second book is by one of my favorite entrepreneurs and this is his 3rd book. I've talked about his first book before called <a href="" target="_blank">Crush It!</a>, and I have his second book on my <a href="" target="_blank">Amazon Wishlist</a> called <a href="" target="_blank">The Thank You Economy</a>, and now I just started reading this one a couple days ago. It's all about how to tell your story in a noisy social world. The title of the book means that, just like boxing, you want to throw a few small punches before you throw the big knockout punch. So that means a few subtle soft sells then a more direct sell. It's about building trust with your community and speaking the native language for each individual social media platform. I'll have this book done in a few days and I'll be anxiously awaiting <a href="" target="_blank">his next book</a> which is due out in March. But if you want to grab this book and really ramp up your social media strategy, <a href="" target="_blank">just visit this link now!</a>

<strong>Show notes:</strong>

[04:45] Tell us who you are...

[05:50] Did you go to college for photo/video?

<blockquote>I realized that the designer sits at a computer all day and a photographer travels the world and does a bunch of cool shit.</blockquote>

[07:05] Did you do freelance work while you had a fulltime job?

<blockquote>I got a taste of this lifestyle, of this freedom, and world travel, and adventure. That was really what made me think, eventually I want to have a life more like this.</blockquote>

[09:55] Seems like you have the world traveler life for sure now. Do you?

<blockquote>I definitely got bit by the travel bug when I was at the job because I was getting paid to do the traveling.</blockquote>

<blockquote>You can have a great time in a shitty place or you can have a shitty time in a great place, depending on who you're with and your experiences while you're there.</blockquote>

[15:15] How did you get into the vegan lifestyle?

<blockquote>If you don't know what the ingredients are, don't put it in your body.</blockquote>

[18:40] Have you always been a person that goes to the gym?

[23:00] Talk about the 5th grade family trip in NYC and how you fell in love with photography...

<blockquote>I love that feeling of looking through a viewfinder, finding a composition, taking the image, getting it back, and being able to share that with people.</blockquote>

<blockquote>If I put my mind to something, I was going to do it.</blockquote>

<blockquote>If you set goals and work towards them, it's gonna happen.</blockquote>

[25:25] Have you always wanted to be an entrepreneur?

[27:00] How did you get into video?

<blockquote>I basically learned on the job which was great because I was getting paid to hone in my skills and become better at this.</blockquote>

<blockquote>Everybody watches YouTube videos and now I'm just one of the people who makes them.</blockquote>

[31:25] What did that feel like on your last day of your job to quit and go on your own?

<blockquote>I don't want to change these things about myself. This is who I am. I'm proud of this. This is what I think is right for me.</blockquote>

[37:45] Did you go straight into freelance right after you quit?

<blockquote>When you're pretty good at a lot of things, it's hard to release some control and trust other people.</blockquote>

<blockquote>I needed to work with people on a more regular basis than just sitting in my condo by myself.</blockquote>

<blockquote>Having a partner not only helps keep me sane, it helps me push myself further, and it gives me another creative eye to help look at the stuff that I might oversee. It also gives me more ideas, plus it's a lot more fun to work with somebody than alone all the time.</blockquote>

[42:30] Talk about the podcast you started...

<blockquote>As I was listening to these a ton, it just became natural for me to want to create my own.</blockquote>

<blockquote>I just want to have interesting conversations with people that I might not normally have otherwise, record them, and share them with people. -Tim Ferriss</blockquote>

<blockquote>If you do the homework, the test is easy. -Dave Mirra</blockquote>

[49:35] What is Break Parallel?

[56:55] Has social media helped you over the years?

<blockquote>I've definitely had interactions with people that have followed my personal Instagram and have been inspired to make positive changes in their lives just because I set a good example that they can follow.</blockquote>

<blockquote>It's a no-brainer, it's 2016 now, so social media is a part of everything.</blockquote>

[59:55] Do people always tell you that you're "living the dream?"

<blockquote>Yes, this is my dream, but if you have your own dreams, then it's up to you to make it happen.</blockquote>

<blockquote>You can have everything else you need, but if you don't have the mindset to make it happen, then you're going nowhere.</blockquote>

<blockquote>If there's something ingrained in you that is holding you back, you need to do a little self-analysis on yourself to figure out why you're like that, undo that, then change that about yourself.</blockquote>

[1:02:30] What inspires you?

[1:04:10] Is there anything unique about what you do?

<blockquote>I accel at telling those stories and I accel at that quick workflow that allows me to deliver the product faster than just about anyone else.</blockquote>

[1:06:20] Were there things you had to give up early on to get to where you are now?

<blockquote>I had given up so much, and didn't even realize it, to have a full-time job.</blockquote>

[1:07:25] Any fears you had back then or now?

<blockquote>It was hard for me to give it up because it was what I knew and what I loved.</blockquote>

<blockquote>Leaving the full-time job? Not so much. But making a full transition to a different industry was a big fear.</blockquote>

<blockquote>There was definitely an ego component to it where I enjoyed having a certain status, I enjoyed people knowing who I was. And nowadays that I'm making that transition, I don't really care if people know who I am.</blockquote>

<blockquote>I want to do the work that inspires me and that energizes me and that leads me to my goals, but I don't necessarily need to be the face of the work. I'm happy enough now letting the work speak for itself.</blockquote>

[1:12:05] Any mastermind groups or mentors in your life?

<blockquote>It's so easy to have self-doubts. But maybe that's a good thing because maybe that means you're pushing yourself.</blockquote>

[1:14:40] Where did the name Fat Tony come from?

[1:16:45] Has there been a moment that stands out that really makes you proud to do what you do?

<blockquote>I think the biggest compliment you can ever get is for somebody to say that you've inspired them.</blockquote>

[1:20:45] Is being an entrepreneur easier if you're single?

<blockquote>This is cool and I'm appreciative, but even though I'm here and doing these things, I'm lonely.</blockquote>

[1:22:30] What's a big risk you've taken?

<blockquote>If you calculate the risk, then you're probably not gonna have many regrets.</blockquote>

[1:23:20] What's the best way to connect with you?

<strong>Connect with Fat Tony:</strong>

Website: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>
Instagram: <a href="" target="_blank">@fattonybmx</a>
Twitter: <a href="" target="_blank">@fattonybmx</a>
Facebook: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>
Break Parallel: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>
The Expansion Project Podcast: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>

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

<a href="" target="_blank">Best Speech You Will Ever Hear - Gary Yourofsky</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Forks Over Knives</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">CrossFit</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Rob Darden</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">PurePharma</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">A Day in the Life of Brooke Ence</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">FUEL TV</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Joe Rogan</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Tim Ferriss</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Andy Hurley</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Dave Mirra</a>
<a href="" target="_blank"> Bergeron</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">John Resig</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Secrets of the Millionaire Mind</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Darlene Adamusik</a>

Thanks again for listening and reading the show notes. Be sure to <a href="" target="_blank">leave me a review on iTunes</a> and I can't wait to share the next episode with you soon. Until next time, think less, risk more, regret nothing!

Jan 23, 2016

When it comes to being happy, you really need to do things you love. People always say, "Follow your passion." While I believe that and agree, I think there's more to it than just that. In this short episode, I break down this quote and explain how it relates to me, and how you should think about it this way... "Find three hobbies you love: one to make you money, one to keep you in shape, and one to be creative."

Thanks again for listening! Be sure to <a href="" target="_blank">leave me a review on iTunes</a> and I can't wait to share the next episode with you soon. Until next time, think less, risk more, regret nothing!

Jan 15, 2016

A Facebook friend of mine, Jason Reaves, reached out to me about a month or so ago. He actually initiated a group message on Facebook which also included Joshua Santos, a person I was not familiar with. Jason gave the backstory and was basically the middle man, connecting Joshua and myself together.

After learning more about Joshua, I knew he was the perfect candidate to be on this podcast, so I set out to make that happen. One of the coolest things he's done recently was connecting Andy Frisella and Sean Whalen together. Both of these guys are in your face, smart business men, and have big followings. Funny thing, Joshua didn't really know either of them, and both guys thought the other knew Joshua. Turns out, he just wanted to bring them together to create magic, which is exactly what happened.

Sit back, relax, and listen to Joshua's inspiring story about building relationships and consistently adding value. Enjoy!

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<strong>Show notes:</strong>

[02:55] Tell us who you are...

<blockquote>If you're value-based and you're not trying to cheapskate your customers, then things end up turning out pretty well for you in the long run.</blockquote>

[06:15] Did you go to college?

<blockquote>I never really went to class, I just kinda dropped out.</blockquote>

<blockquote>The name of the game is showing the hustle. Showing that you really want it.</blockquote>

<blockquote>Putting yourself on the line without really thinking about what your friends and family are thinking about you at the time.</blockquote>

[08:50] Explain the "concierge" title...

<blockquote>I had a knack for connecting people to other people and building these relationships.</blockquote>

<blockquote>I've been providing some value to them just as they've done to me and so many other people.</blockquote>

[10:35] Is this monetized?

<blockquote>I've never asked for any payment ever.</blockquote>

<blockquote>Provide value and you won't be able to not accept any money. -Ray Higdon</blockquote>

<blockquote>You'll dictate money the more value you provide.</blockquote>

<blockquote>It just goes to show that what I'm doing right now is paying off, not just monetarily but from a passion perspective.</blockquote>

[13:00] Did you have a regular job while you were building this up?

[14:05] How did you get connected with the MFCEO podcast?

<blockquote>Create the legacy that you want to create for your family.</blockquote>

<blockquote>Most people just wanna hit play on their laptop and hopefully the money comes out of the sky. They wanna live this laptop lifestyle and that's just not the way it is.</blockquote>

[16:35] What fears do you have?

<blockquote>My main goal is to experience fear.</blockquote>

<blockquote>If I take the foundational values that I have right now, the integrity, the hustle, the vision, I'll make it anywhere.</blockquote>

<blockquote>When you're entering in a field 100% full throttle, like taking that risk without any regret, that's when things really start happening for you.</blockquote>

[21:35] Why are you moving to California this year?

[22:55] Explain the kinds of people in your mastermind group, and masterminds in general...

<blockquote>You are the average of the five people you hang out with.</blockquote>

<blockquote>You're gonna have to cut out a lot of people in your life, and that's gonna be on a consistent basis.</blockquote>

<blockquote>A mastermind is all about having fun, learning, growing, assessing where it is that you are and where you want to be, and going out there and doing it.</blockquote>

[27:45] What have you had to give up?

<blockquote>I had to give up the time that I would sit and do nothing.</blockquote>

[30:15] Any advice you don't agree with?

<blockquote>Whatever you decide to listen to needs to be congruent with the person that you want to become.</blockquote>

<blockquote>If you know there's something that you want to do—that you may have some serious fear towards, but you know you have to get over that hurdle to see what's on the other side of the hedge—then go ahead and explore it.</blockquote>

<blockquote>You just need to be yourself.</blockquote>

[34:05] Talk about Mike Dillard / Self Made Man...

[34:35] Skills everyone needs...

<blockquote>Be relentless in your desire to learn, even if you don't feel like it sometimes.</blockquote>

<blockquote>Always be willing to take another person's perspective and welcome the meta-level of learning.</blockquote>

[37:50] Is hustle more important than talent or skills?

<blockquote>The person with a hustle mentality is eventually going to get good at what they do.</blockquote>

<blockquote>When [a hustler] gets good at what they do, and they still have that hustle in their blood, that person is going to have the most opportunities down the road.</blockquote>

<blockquote>Always be the first one to get there and the last one to leave so you can be ahead of the curve.</blockquote>

[40:35] Is there a specific moment that stands out that makes you proud?

<blockquote>When you're working hard, other people will notice.</blockquote>

<blockquote>At the end of the day, my main goal is to provide value.</blockquote>

<blockquote>It's because of the possibility of this really working out that makes me want to chase it even more.</blockquote>

<blockquote>One of my missions in life is to just wake people up, shake them up a little bit, and make them realize that you could be gone tomorrow. This is it. You have two decisions: become great and continue to do that, or sit on the couch and be forgotten.</blockquote>

<blockquote>The ones who look weird to the world and society, those are the guys that I want to stick around with.</blockquote>

[46:00] Any specific habits that keep you going?

[48:55] What inspires you?

<strong>Favorite Book:</strong> <a href="" target="_blank">The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles</a> by Steven Pressfield

<blockquote>Get off your ass and continue to work—continue to master your craft—because the world is begging you for it.</blockquote>

<blockquote>Wherever you go, there you are.</blockquote>

<blockquote>But rest assured, if your actions are aligned with your vision, the Law of Attraction will work for you.</blockquote>

[58:00] How has social media helped you over the years?

[1:01:00] Did you ever have an "aha moment" in your journey?

<blockquote>When you truly find what you want to do, and you can do it day, night, weekend, Chirstmas, New Years... you really get to experience the full power of following your passion.</blockquote>

[1:04:00] What's a big risk you've taken?

<blockquote>When you've crossed a certain threshold in your life and you're married to your passion and the vision that you've created in your mind and you're going to do anything in the world to manifest it into reality, nothing matters anymore.</blockquote>


<strong>Connect with Joshua:</strong>

Facebook: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>
Twitter: <a href="" target="_blank">@joshuajsantos</a>
Instagram: <a href="" target="_blank">@jsconsultinghub</a>


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

<a href="" target="_blank">Gary Vaynerchuk</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Ray Higdon</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Andy Frisella</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">The MFCEO Project - Podcast</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Sean Whalen</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Mike Dillard</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Self Made Man - Podcast</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Wesley Chapman</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Joshua Jordison</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Tai Lopez</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Mark Cuban</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">John Lee Dumas</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Steven Pressfield</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Tim Ferriss</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Order of Man - Podcast</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Joe Rogan - Podcast</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Lewis Howes</a>


Thanks again for listening and reading the show notes. Be sure to <a href="" target="_blank">leave me a review on iTunes</a> and I can't wait to share the next episode with you soon. Until next time, think less, risk more, regret nothing!

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