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Massive life lessons after surviving 2 strokes at 31 years old

The Happiness of Pursuit Podcast – Episode #49

How Jordan Strauss survived 2 strokes at 31 and created a business helping people change their lives

When I doing the research for this interview, I was so humbled by Jordan’s story…

At the age of 31, Jordan suffered from 2 strokes – 2 strokes!

The same day I interviewed Jordan I was complaining about my 1 1/2 hour commute and this interview was EXACTLY what I needed to help me reset my thinking – to be grateful for the gifts I have, and the gifts I have to share with others.

What was even more surprising, was how Jordan kept his focus on building his business to teach people how to play guitar…

After years of being told that I could never make a living with music, I combined my passion for guitar, love of working with others into a full time career.

This interview is one of the most character-defining interviews I have had to date and I know you will find the motivation to help you get started on pursuing whatever dream you have been putting off.

What will you learn on this episode of The Happiness of Pursuit Podcast:

  • How to make the big changes in your life, by making big changes yourself
  • How having the right mindset helped Jordan survive and recover from 2 strokes
  • How to take action, NOW

How to connect with Jordan Strauss:

Jordan Strauss on The Happiness of Pursuit Episode 49

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jordanstrausspage/
Website: http://www.crushitthisweek.com/

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How Daniel Amenduri turned a $1,200 investment into a $1.1 Million business in 18 months

The Happiness of Pursuit Podcast – Episode #48 with Daniel Ameduri, Founder of FutureMoneyTrends.com

How Daniel Amenduri turned a $1,200 investment into a $1.1 Million business in 18 months

Our time here is finite…we need to go full throttle – be all in!

If you follow me on Instagram (@douglasjfoley), you will know how much I hate our education system, and how broken I feel it is…

Go to school, get good grades, find a “stable job”, save 10% and retire…that works great if you want a mediocre life – I know I sure don’t!

Today’s has encouraged and helped thousands of individuals pursue their own life’s passion, and if possible, monetize their interest in order to do what they love.

When Daniel shared his numbers, I was so blown away I had to get him to repeat the growth of his business that was solely focused on providing value. He literally turned an email newsletter and $1,200 into a $1.1 Million business…

What you will learn on this episode of The Happiness of Pursuit Podcast:

  • How to find your path
  • The basics of financial literacy and wealth building
  • How to monetize your passion
  • How to conquer fear and go all in
  • How Daniel launched his business and turned a $1,200
  • The big lie behind a “safe job”

More about Daniel Amenduri:

Daniel is a self-made millionaire and full time fact finder. “I credit my success to a strong desire to research economics and surrounding myself with the right people.”

After warning family and friends in 2007 about the coming market and mortgage collapse, he started his own YouTube channel, VisionVictory which has received 8 million video views. On March 18, 2008, Daniel called for Dow 8,000, the collapse of Lehman Brothers, AIG, and Washington Mutual. During the mortgage crisis, he helped people buy Put Options on Countrywide Mortgage, these Puts saw a gain of 1,400%.

When it comes to economics or macro-economic investing, he is a real trend forecaster. If you are interested in the stock market, gold/silver, real estate, or the future of the economy, subscribing to any of our newsletters will give you access to him. In fact, both of our premier subscriptions offer phone appointments with Daniel if you would like to discuss any investment or economic ideas with him (click here for more).

How to connect with Daniel Amenduri:

Daniel Ameduri on Happiness of Pursuit Podcast Episode 48

YouTube: Youtube.com/futuremoneytrends
Twitter: @futuremoneytren
Website: FutureMoneyTrends.com

 

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HOP #47: How to have and be whatever you want in life with Drew Taddia

The Happiness of Pursuit Podcast – Episode #47 with Drew Taddia

How to have and be whatever you want in life with Drew Taddia

Imagine this…you have a dream of becoming professional baseball player – but live in a country that can only play baseball 4 months out of the year, meanwhile everyone else you are competing against for a spot is playing 10, and often 12 months a year…

So what do you do?

You dream so big and work hard enough that failure is never an option!

Today’s guest did just that, and went on to be known as the ‘go-to’ guy regarding fitness and nutrition and has built an incredible company around helping people to reduce stress, avoid toxins and stand out from the competition.

What will you learn in today’s episode of The Happiness of Pursuit Podcast:

  • How to follow your passion and make it your career
  • What a proper detox will do for your body – and how to make it a sustainable life changing event
  • How to reduce stress through diet
  • How to create a sustainable lifestyle
  • The importance of dreaming big and having whatever you want in life

How to connect with Drew Taddia:

Drew Taddia on The Happiness of Pursuit Podcast

BONUS: Help Drew celebrate his five year anniversary with the launch of his app with a few bonuses: http://trueformlife.com/emb-app/
Membership Link: http://trueformlife.com/membership-early-bird-special/
My main website: Trueformlife.com
Radio website: Exploringmindandbody.com
Facebook page: Facebook.com/trueformlife

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The Simple Way To Be Happy At Work – Embrace The Suck

The Happiness of Pursuit Podcast – Episode #45 with Nick Steele

The simple way to be happy at work – embrace the suck!

I’ll be honest, when I was doing my research on this episode’s guest, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I couldn’t find a lot on his background or any big career milestones…

Go find something you suck at, and get great at it!

After having the opportunity to Interview Nick Steele about how he got out of Las Vegas and living from one payday loan to another to find happiness in his career, my mind was blown!

His story could easily be made into a Hollywood Romantic Comedy or prequel to “This is 40!”…

In this interview, Nick shares an incredibly intimate story about how he got his start in radio, met his future wife and how rolling the dice and submitting a resume with Superman in the background completely turned his life around. That choice led to finding real happiness, and marrying his wife and now current c0-host at 101.9 The Wolf in Sacramento.

Nick’s uncanny ability to be himself and take risks should be examples for how people can turn not only their careers around but their entire lives!

What you will learn in this episode of The Happiness of Pursuit Podcast:

  • The importance of being yourself (even when submitting a resume)
  • Why you need to leave the bad behind you
  • How to break free of negativity
  • How to find happiness at work

How to Connect with Nick Steele:

Facebook: Facebook.com/NKMornings

Instagram/Facebook: @ItsNick1019

Website: 1019thewolf.com

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Happiness is a choice here’s how to make it happen

The Happiness of Pursuit Podcast – Episode #44 with Maura Sweeney, Ambassador of Happiness

Happiness is a choice – here’s how to make it happen

Author, Podcaster, International Speaker and Huffington Post Blogger, Maura Sweeney is the officially trademarked Ambassador of Happiness. Featured on NBC-TV, Britain’s BBC and over 100 media outlets in the U.S. and abroad, Maura is also a lecturer on topics of Influence and Leadership. Engaged in a vocation she says required a half century of preparation, Maura now inspires others to become their biggest, happiest and most authentic selves. The former corporate manager, business co-owner and home schooling mom has traveled to nearly 60 countries. Passionate about people from every background, she shares stories that unite rather than divide and helps us see what’s best in us all. An endorsed coach recommended by Law of Attraction magazine, Maura recently released Foundations of Happiness, a multi-media, self-study course helping improve their emotional intelligence and find their way to personal happiness.

In today’s episode Maura digs into how she leveraged her energy to create positive work environments and inspire thousands of people to be better leaders and find happiness by taking action.

What will you learn on this episode of The Happiness of Pursuit Podcast?

  • Why you need to take action and pursue your dreams
  • How to “choose happiness”
  • The importance of surrounding yourself with “happy” people
  • Daily routines you can do to be happier

How to connect with Maura Sweeny, Ambassador of Happiness

My website: www.Maura4u.com
Twitter: @Maura4u
Facebook: www.facebook.com/maura4u

Bonus Content:

FREE book Favorite Happiness Quotes: http://maura4u.com/mauras-books/free-favorite-happiness-quote-book/

20% discount on Foundations of Happiness eCourse: http://maura4u.com/course/foundations-of-happiness/ Use coupon code: Happiness of Pursuit Podcast

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Life Lessons From Serial Entrepreneur Jeff Hoffman

If I couldn’t make it to the 6th floor, how was I ever going to make it to 50 countries?

The Happiness of Pursuit Podcast – Episode #42 with Jeff Hoffman

Life Lessons From Serial Entrepreneur Jeff Hoffman – Priceline.com, uBid.com, & Color Jar

A little over 9 months ago, I stumbled across a podcast interview on Inside Quest with Jeff Hoffman (which you can find right here). Before the interview started I had no idea who Jeff Hoffman was – after the interview was over I would never forget the lessons he shared! That 5o minute interview completely changed the direction of my life, how I approached my career, and how I looked at the opportunity entrepreneurship offers to the world.

That 5o minute interview completely changed the direction of my life, how I approached my career, and how I looked at the opportunity entrepreneurship offers to the world. I am incredibly grateful to have the opportunity to share his story on this episode of The Happiness of Pursuit Podcast.

In this interview, I had the opportunity to dig deeper with Jeff Hoffman on some of the most pivotal moments of his career, as well as some momentous decisions he made after he chose to leave the typical 9-to-5 to fulfill a lifelong passion for travel.

One of the most powerful lessons Jeff shared was the importance of using money as a tool to scale and make a greater impact in the world;

There is no shame in making money, the shame is not using it to help others.

What you will learn on this episode of The Happiness of Pursuit Podcast:

  • How Jeff Hoffman quit his job to follow his passion of visiting 50 countries
  • How getting clear about what you want in life, and writing it down will help guide your decisions
  • Why following your passion is more fulfilling, and way more profitable
  • How you can find your ‘Golden Purpose’
  • How to build a culture for exponential growth in your organization

Where you can connect with Jeff Hoffman:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffhoff
Website: http://colorjar.com/team/jeff-hoffman/

Jeff Hoffman on The Happiness of Pursuit Podcast - Episode #42

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One simple way to 10x your growth

How to 10x your growth

One simple trick to 10x your growth

Do you ever wonder how the super-elite are able to accomplish exponential success?

It’s actually quite simple…they have the right MINDSET

“Why waste time proving over and over how great you are, when you could be getting better? Why hide deficiencies instead of overcoming them? Why look for friends or partners who will just shore up your self-esteem instead of ones who will also challenge you to grow? And why seek out the tried and true, instead of experiences that will stretch you? The passion for stretching yourself and sticking to it, even (or especially) when it’s not going well, is the hallmark of the growth mindset. This is the mindset that allows people to thrive during some of the most challenging times in their lives.”
― Carol S. Dweck, Mindset: The New Psychology Of Success

Some were born into money, some came from nothing, but what many of the entrepreneurs who are changing the world have in common is a “Growth Mindset.”

They were able to embrace failures, learn from them and grow. They didn’t let the fear of failure hold them back, but rather they embraced the learning experiences around them.

Here are 16 wildly successful people who overcame huge obstacles courtesy of Huffington Post (click here for the stories).

  • Bill Gates’ first business failed.
  • Albert Einstein didn’t speak until he was four years old.
  • Jim Carrey used to be homeless.
  • Bethany Hamilton had her arm bitten off by a shark.
  • Benjamin Franklin dropped out of school at age ten.
  • Richard Branson has dyslexia.
  • Stephen King’s first novel was rejected 30 times.
  • Oprah Winfrey gave birth at age 14 and lost her child.
  • Thomas Edison failed 1,000 times before creating the light bulb.
  • Kris Carr turned her cancer into a business of hope and healing.
  • Jay-Z couldn’t get signed to any record labels.
  • Vincent Van Gogh only sold one painting in his lifetime.
  • Franklin Roosevelt became partially paralyzed at 39.
  • Simon Cowell had a failed record company.
  • Charlize Theron witnessed her mother kill her father.
  • Steven Spielberg was rejected from USC, twice.

All of these people have accomplished exponential results after what should have been career-ending setbacks.

How can you foster a growth mindset to accomplish 10x growth?

It takes time, patience and a lot of practice to develop a growth mindset, but here are a few ways to get started.

1. Get comfortable with being uncomfortable

The only way you can grow is to start doing things outside of your comfort zone. Starting today (literally when you read this) write down the most recent thing you passed on. It may be because it scared you, you were afraid what someone might think, or you keep putting off. The important thing for right now is to understand what the feelings are that are preventing you from being successful. Once you have a better understanding of what’s holding you back, the sooner we can break through them and begin to build an exponential future.

2. Never stop learning 

When I was originally writing these tips, I had this as fail fast, and fail often, however with the amount of tools we have available to us, so many of the failures that plague early entrepreneurs can be avoided with some research. Seek out the most successful people in your industry and read their autobiographies, they are likely going to share some of the biggest challenges they struggled with. There is no sense in replicating their failures, learn from them and get a basic foundation before you begin so you can avoid some of the major pitfalls.

Once you have that basic understanding, be fearless of failure. Nothing will prepare for success like failure. How you rebound and learn from that failure, is the difference between a “growth mindset” and a “fixed mindset”. Like Carol Dweck noted, “The passion for stretching yourself and sticking to it, even (or especially) when it’s not going well, is the hallmark of the growth mindset.”

3. Surround yourself with great people

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If you want to improve you need to surround yourself with people who you can learn from. Most people are familiar with Jim Rohn’s quote, “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” The challenge most people have with this is learning how to connect with right people and build a relationship with them.

There are thousands of books, articles and YouTube videos on growing your network and connecting with influencers. What I have found worked the best is being sincere and honest when you reach out to influencers. One of the best ways to learn from them is to do an interview.

One of the best resources I have used to connect with some of the most influential entrepreneurs in the world I learned from John Corcoran. He has some great free tools to help you connect with people, click here, including some great email templates.

What to do next for 10x growth

Take action.

That simple step is the difference between exponential entrepreneurs and wantrepreneurs. They use their discomfort to their advantage, learn what they need to do to be successful, and connect with the right people to move their mission forward.

If you’re stuck and need help un-locking your potential send me an email, or sign up for the Platform Playbook where I will show you the exact steps I took to land my dream job doing what I love.

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How to help Fort McMurray Fire Victims #FortMacFire

How to help Fort McMurray Wildfire Victims

Could you imagine being told you have 15 minutes to pack up everything you own, and get out of your house, never to return?

This is the exact circumstance that nearly, 100,000 Canadians were dealing with over the past week as wildfires ravaged through Fort McMurray, Alberta.

As we wrapped up our Mother’s Day celebrations, my wife and I were talking about what we would grab if we were told we had 15 minutes. It takes us more than 15 minutes to just our 2 kids out of the house, let alone gather up our personal belongings. The best we could come up with was my wife taking the kids while I grabbed whatever I could.

Fortunately, some of those evacuated did find some humour in their grieving process through a Facebook called “[Controversial Humor] Fort McMurray Everything goes!!!”, where evacuees shared some of the funniest things they packed, like Cheese slices and snow pants.

What has amazed me the most about this situation, is how Canadians come together to support one another in a time of need. This disaster has truly brought out the best in people, and the support continues to grow!

In that spirit, I have elected to forgo my typical milestone format where I share my biggest life lessons and share ways you can help the people of Fort McMurray recover from their wildfires.

How you can help the people of Fort McMurray:

Happiness of Pursuit Podcast - Help Fort McMurray

  1. Donate directly to the Red Cross (Click Here to Donate)

The Canadian Red Cross has people on the ground, and this is the best way to get help to the people of Fort McMurray directly. It will help you avoid many of scams and all of the donations made to the Red Cross are being matched by the Federal Government.

  • Text the word REDCROSS to 30333 and a $5 donation will be added to your wireless bill
  • Text the word REDCROSS to 45678 and a $10 donation will be added to your wireless bill
  • $10 dollars when you text the word FIRES to 45678.

BONUS: “TD will donate $100,000 to the Canadian Red Cross – Alberta Fires Appeal, and will also be accepting donations on behalf of the Canadian Red Cross through our branches, EasyLine and EasyWeb, starting May 6, 2016. To encourage Canadians to rally together to support our family, friends, colleagues and communities in Alberta, TD will match all donations made through TD Canada Trust by June 6, 2016 up to $100,000. A total donation of $200,000 in addition to other efforts already announced to support our customers.”

2. Send Clothes, Toiletries, Basics…

Think about it, you have 15 minutes to get out of your house before you loose it all! Under that amount of stress, most people will panic and grab whatever they can. Many forgot the basics, like their toothbrush, deodorant, pots, pans, etc.

Instead of having that garage sale this weekend to “get rid of your junk” for a profit of $100, give it to our friends in need.

There are literally thousands of local charities willing to help. The best option is to reach out to the Salvation Army (click here) to find your local donation location.

3. Offer a place to stay

It blew me away when I saw the article from AirBnB, who have waived their fees to allow people to offer up their home to those displaced by the wildfires. If you want to offer your home, a room, or if you’re looking for a place to stay, here’s some options from AirBnB (click here).

4. Just do something…

This is an incredibly difficult time for people of Fort McMurray if any of the above options don’t fit – just do something, anything! Put yourself in their shoes, you would need help!

If you have other suggestions, or ways people can help. PLEASE, please, please – leave them in the comments below.

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How to turn your passion into a wildly successful business

The Happiness of Pursuit Podcast – Episode #36

How to Turn Your Passion into a Wildly Successful Business with Nutrition RX founder Jennifer Broxterman

This episode of The Happiness of Pursuit Podcast is probably one of the best yet!

If you decide you can, or you decide you can’t – you’re right!

Personally, I got to re-connect with an old friend, who helped me survive physics and economics and for all of you, she shares some business secrets that you can implement immediately to not only make your businesses successful but help you find happiness.

One of my favourite things about this podcast is having the opportunity to reconnect with old friends, and in today’s episode, I have the privilege of interviewing Jennifer Broxterman, who is a Registered Dietitian, entrepreneur, and owner of NutritionRx, as well as a Foods and Nutrition professor at the University of Western Ontario.

I had always known Jennifer was going to be successful, but to hear her story in this episode blew me away. Not only has she built a thriving business, she is having fun and is incredibly happy while doing it!

One of the things that surprised me the most, was how dedicated Jennifer was to fulfilling her mission of starting a business in health in nutrition that she changed schools – this part of the story is incredible (about 12 minutes in).

What you will learn in this episode of The Happiness of Pursuit Podcast:

How to Connect with Jennifer Broxterman:

JENNIFER BROXTERMAN on The Happiness of Pursuit Podcast
Social Media Accounts:
Facebook: NutritionRxCrossFit London and here’s my personal page:
Twitter: @Nutrition_Rx 
Nutrition Nibbles: I also have a free nutrition newsletter that I send out every so often called Nutrition Nibbles, and you can sign up for it on the yellow sidebar of my website: http://www.nutritionrx.ca
Website: www.nutritionrx.ca
About Me: http://www.nutritionrx.ca/about-us/our-team/
Services & Rates: http://www.nutritionrx.ca/services-rates/nutrition-packages-rates/
And you should definitely check out Zen Habits. Here’s my all-time favourite blog post: http://zenhabits.net/simple-living-manifesto-72-ideas-to-simplify-your-life/
10 Surprising Ways My Life Changed When I Quit Competitive CrossFit: http://www.nutritionrx.ca/10-surprising-ways-my-life-changed-when-i-quit-competitive-crossfit/
Why I’m Not Doing the 2015 CrossFit Open: http://www.nutritionrx.ca/why-im-not-doing-the-2015-crossfit-open/

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How Marriage, Entrepreneurship and a Newborn Can Co-Exist with Brad & Morgan Robison

The Happiness of Pursuit Podcast – Episode #36

How Marriage, Entrepreneurship, and a Newborn can Co-exist with Brad & Morgan Robinson, Founders of Marriage Solutions, Cash Practice Blueprint, and the Automated Therapist

Firstly, I want to apologize to my HOP listeners for the 3-week absence. As you may know, if you follow me on Instagram (@douglasjfoley) or have been following this blog, it has been a tough 8 weeks. I am one of the last people who will accept excuses when it comes to your own personal progress, however I had to make some huge adjustments the last few weeks and re-evaluate some priorities in life – mainly family.

The longer version of the story can be found here on a very vulnerable blog post (click here). The short version of the story…

My kids came down with croup twice, one battle with pneumonia, my wife throwing her back out, me having to remove a wisdom tooth, and finally laryngitis. The health issues weren’t the biggest challenge – it was the lack of sleep and still trying to fulfill my commitments to my career, this podcast, my business, and my family. There just wasn’t enough time, or patience, in a day to commit to doing all 4 of those things well and I came to the realization after many conversations with Carrie that family had to come first. I was under the false impression that the things I was working on were all trying to “help give my family a better life” when in actuality they just needed me to be present!

I was under the false impression that the things I was working on were all trying to “help give my family a better life” when in actuality they just needed me to be present!

Fortunately, the dust has settled and I am so excited to get back to providing you all incredible value, and what I’m excited most about today is our guest is an expert in the struggle I just went through.

Morgan and Brad Robinson are both couples therapists and entrepreneurs who have founded Marriage Solutions, Cash Practice Blueprint, and the Automated Therapist. They also have an infant, who has posed challenges similar to what I dealt with the last few months in their life and business.

We talk openly about how they are coping with the changes and how you too can find ways for entrepreneurship, your marriage, and your children to co-exist.

What will you learn in today’s episode of The Happiness of Pursuit Podcast?

  • The importance of communication, especially listening
  • How to take risks and survive
  • Why “niching” down is crucial to success
  • How to adapt and survive business with a newborn
  • 2 crucial pieces of advice for creating an automated business (it’s right near the end of the podcast)

How to connect with Brand and Morgan Robinson:

Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/cashpracticeblueprint
Website: theautomatedtherapist.com

Brand and Morgan Robinson on The Happiness of Pursuit Podcast

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