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Why you need to enjoy the journey, not the destination

It wasn’t until I was alone, with the gun on the table when I realized I had hit bottom…

-Wilson Horrell

The Happiness of Pursuit Podcast – Episode #72 with Wilson Horrell

It’s hard for me not to start every single episode with “I was blown away by this guest…”

Podcasting has been one of the most powerful gifts when it comes to my personal development. I have the opportunity to share some of the most powerful and vulnerable stories that are beyond inspiring.

When I started The Happiness of Pursuit Podcast, I wanted to inspire people to find happiness in the pursuit of their dreams by taking action. In this episode, we not only talk about the power of action but more importantly how taking action saved Wilson’s life.

Wilson Horrell was a hard working, successful business owner. During a trip to Las Vegas, he hit the jackpot, literally, and won over $2 Million. Following that win, Wilson went on a wild ride with drugs and alcohol which led to him losing everything, including his family. While his story is a sad and common one amongst lottery winners, what Wilson did after is amazing.

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

  • The importance of finding a community
  • The necessity of taking action immediately
  • Why you need to enjoy the journey, not the destination

How to connect with Wilson Horrell:

The Happiness of Pursuit Podcast - Episode #72 with Wilson Horrell

More about Wilson Horrell:

Wilson Horrell is a 40-year-old father of two children, and a husband of a beautiful wife named Amanda. In the December of 2002, Wilson won $2.3 million on a $.025 slot machine in Las Vegas. By 2011, he had a $300 a day pill addiction and was not seen after 6am without a drink in his hand. After reaching rock bottom and waking up with a gun next to him in bed, he decided to get help. Through rehab, community, and 12-step fellowship, Wilson was able to get sober and has been sober since July of 2011.

About one year into recovery he found Olive Branch CrossFit and a crew of wonderful people. Somewhere along his fitness journey, he found the love of trail running and set his sights on the Lift Heavy Run Long 50mile/400deadlift club.

He has since become a partner in Lift Heavy Run Long and believes it is his mission to try and support and encourage people to be active and enjoy their lives. Wilson has no stance on the different varieties of exercise, but is confident that activity, of any type, will enrich people’s life.

Wilson started the Lift Heavy Run Long Podcast in an effort to build community and help people to feel comfortable about sticking their toe into the intimidating world of fitness and activity.
Wilson has a weekly blog on www.liftheavyrunlong and writes under the nickname of “Beefcake”.

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How to build an online business from scratch

The Happiness of Pursuit Podcast – Episode #70 with John Lagoudakis

The knowledge you need is everywhere around you…

Imagine building a business so you could be home with your kids, have time freedom, and a decent predictable income…then one day in a single email and it is all gone! That’s what happened to this episode’s guest!

John Lagoudakis is constantly seeking opportunity. In 1999 he built an IT business to help companies with Y2K. Following that business, he built an affiliate marketing business so he could spend more time with his family, at least until catastrophic changes in Google’s ad platform literally killed the business overnight.

Today, John is one of Australia’s leading Internet marketers. He has been awarded a Top 100 Clickbank Affiliate and has been featured on CNN Money, Forbes, Fortune, Inc., Newsweek and the Today Show.

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

  • How to start your own online business
  • The reason you MUST start reading immediately
  • John’s favorite books
  • The biggest lessons from entrepreneurial failures

How to connect with John Lagoudakis:

John Lagoudakis on Happiness of Pursuit #70

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How to Start a Business by Accident with Kris Reid

The Happiness of Pursuit Podcast – Episode #68 with Kris Reid, “The Coolest Guy in SEO” and Founder of Ardor Media Factory.

There’s a theme amongst many of this show’s guests that starts something like this…

“Well after I lost my job in 2008…”

Like millions of others, I lost my job in 2008 as a result of the economy downturn. I was fortunate to find another job quickly, but part of me wonders if I had taken the leap into entrepreneurship sooner what life would look like today?

Fortunately, this episode’s guest took that leap and has built an incredibly successful SEO business that operates primarily online. Here’s some background to give some context:

My name is Kris Reid. I am a Software Engineer, originally from Brisbane where I graduated from the Queensland University of Technology (A university for the real world).

I was backpacking around the world a few years ago and because of my love for software development, I built an online game. As the completion day came near for the game I made, I thought that I should learn how to market if anyone else is ever going to play with it. So, I started studying how Google works and learned about Search Engine Optimisation. I quickly discovered how important backlinks are – not just any backlinks, but only quality backlinks with relevant and compelling content on powerful industry-specific websites.

Then, I set out to build the perfect service to provide just that – high-quality backlinks with compelling content on industry-specific websites.

Fast forward a few years later, I now have a permanent office based here in Davao City, Philippines. It’s a quiet beach-side city that gives me access to virtually-unlimited skilled writers, editors, and content marketers to provide essentially limitless amounts of super high-quality powerful backlinks.

What I loved about Kris’ story, was the simple fact that his business came from taking action. He had followed a passion in building a game, however, he needed to find a way to bring it to market and in doing so found a great business opportunity.

That is yet another example of why I encourage listeners to simply take action! That simple choice will lead to so many opportunities for you in business, in your relationships and in life.

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

  • The importance of taking action
  • Why you need to pursue your passion, despite the critics
  • How to start a business by solving a problem
  • The importance of learning from the past (lessons from Stoicism)

How to connect with Kris Reid:

Kris Reid on The Happiness of Pursuit Podcast

  • https://www.facebook.com/ardorseocom
  • https://twitter.com/coolestguyinseo
  • https://www.linkedin.com/in/coolestguyinseo

BONUS CONTEST: COMPREHENSIVE WEBSITE AUDIT (Click Here)

Books we discussed in the show:

  • Ego is The Enemy, Ryan Holiday
  • The Obstacle Is The Way, Ryan Holiday
  • 10% Happier, Dan Harris
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How to bounce back from anything (even the darkest of days)

The Happiness of Pursuit Podcast – Episode #65

How to bounce back from anything (even the darkest of days) with Michael Weinberger, founder of A Plan for Living

It takes such little effort to have such a profound affect on your own life…

Every once in a while you come across someone who completely blows your mind – this interview was one of those times!

In this episode, I interview Michael Weinberger, who took his life struggle with bipolar, suicide and addiction and turned it into a business, A Plan for Living, that helps people make the progress they need to turn their life around.

A Plan for Living was developed by Michael Weinberger a software engineer who put his own life back on track using these strategies and decided to create a website application to make A Plan for Living available to everyone.

Michael was diagnosed with bipolar disorder at age 17 and for many years lived with instability, out of control emotions and upheaval as a result of his condition. “I either self-medicated or didn’t take my prescribed medication,” he says, “I gained and lost and gained 150 pounds. I was expelled from college, arrested, married, divorced, started a business and lost clients. My life was filled with ups and downs and erratic behavior.”

At a low point at age 32 in the wake of a divorce, a failed business, relocation and another big weight gain, he took an intentional overdose of medication, which landed him in the hospital and on suicide watch.

Just reading Michael’s bio, I knew I was going to be in for an interesting interview, but Michael blew me away with his perspective and some really simple exercises that anyone can do to help reframe their state of mind – and refocus on the great things in their life to begin to make progress.

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

  • The Happiness Formula
  • How to have a phenomenal life
  • How to come back from ANYTHING
  • The importance of building a mindfulness routine

How to connect with Michael Weinberger:

HOP #65 with Michael Weinberger, Happiness of Pursuit Podcast

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/APlanForLiving
Twitter: https://twitter.com/APlanForLiving
Website: www.aplanforliving.com

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How to beat burnout and defeat depression

The Happiness of Pursuit Podcast – Episode #64

How to beat burnout and defeat depression with Victoria Klein, ‘VK the VA”

Always follow your curiosity – follow the excitement

First and foremost, I have an incredible amount of respect for all of the brave men and women in uniform who serve to protect our freedoms every day. Even more important, are the men and women who support them at home – and today’s guest is a military life who found a way to beat the burnout and defeat depression.

VK helps ambitious entrepreneurs organize, prioritize, + delegate seamlessly so they can regain their freedom to take a real, non-working vacation anytime they want to. She accomplishes this with the Behind the Boss Mask podcast, personalized OBM support, + Burnout Busting mentoring.

With 12+ years of entrepreneurial experience, Victoria started her 5th business (VK the VA) in August 2015. Within 3 months, had a full client roster earning nearly $5,000 per month. After 12 months of dedicated client work, she combined her professional + personal knowledge to transition from Virtual Assistant to Online Business Manager, Burnout Busting Mentor, Speaker, and Guest Expert.

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

  • Where burnout comes from
  • How to beat the burnout
  • Why you need to understand “Hustle and Hard work” and “Working Smart”
  • The importance of curiosity
  • 5 Q.U.I.C.K. Steps to finding the perfect VA

How to connect with VK the VA (Victoria Klein):

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How decluttering your life will lead to big wins

The Happiness of Pursuit Podcast – Episode #63 with Julie Coraccio

How decluttering your life will lead to big wins

Follow your heart and you will unlock amazing possibilities

I have to make a confession…

I had never heard of a CPO before, yet when Julie Coraccio shared her perspective on why she chose to the title of “Chief Possibility Officer” it all came together.

Julie is an award-winning professional organizer, author and certified life coach in Raleigh, NC. She is passionate about supporting people in creating the life they choose, deserve and desire. She also hosts the popular weekly podcast “Clearing the Clutter Inside & Out.

Julie is passionate about supporting you in getting organized and clearing clutter so you can share your gifts with the world.

What really blew me away with Julie’s story was how she took a career as a nanny to hosting a TV show and now as an entrepreneur. Every story she shares provides inspiration to those who are stuck trying to understand how they make the leap into building a better life.

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

  • How decluttering will open up opportunity in all areas of your life
  • Why you need to declutter your mind and body (not just get rid of your stuff)
  • How Julie went from Nanny to Entrepreneur

How to connect with Julie Coraccio:

Julie Caraccio on The Happiness of Pursuit Podcast
Website: http://reawakenyourbrilliance.com/
Podcast: http://reawakenyourbrilliance.com/self-help-podcast/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ReawakenYourBrilliance
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ReawakeBrillian
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/SeibertRadio

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The career advice you NEED to hear

The Happiness of Pursuit Podcast – Episode #61

The career advice you need to hear with mentor and host of Finance Career Launch, David Mariano

I’m excited to interview all of my show guests, but when David sent me his bio I knew I was going to be in for a great show…

Like me, David is building his podcast and business after hours, while working a full-time job. This story is a common thing we have seen amongst podcast guests, however, what is unique about David’s story is how he turned a simple question that he was asked by friends and peers into a growing business.

If you are thinking about starting a business on the side, or wonder what it really takes, then this episode is for you.

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

  • How to capitalize on your expertise
  • Turning that “thing you’re good at” into an income
  • The importance of learning and growing every day

How to connect with David:

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How to make a living doing what you love

The Happiness of Pursuit Podcast – Episode #60

How to make a living doing what you love with Christien Louviere CEO of SellPersonal

Everybody has an expertise in something – now go out and monetize yours.

Forget the resume! Forget the 9-to-5! We live in a digital world and if you don’t have a personal brand you are going to be left behind…

This week’s guest, Christien Louviere, has built a business around helping people establish their personal brands and enabled them to monetize their expertise. What blew me away with Christien, was how found this journey and he himself realized that he could monetize his very own expertise.

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

  • Why you must have a personal brand
  • How to monetize your expertise
  • Where to find ideas to monetize
  • Where to get started building your personal brand

How to connect with Christien Louviere:

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Website: https://sellpersonal.com/
Twitter: @CLouvi
SnapChat: @CLouvi

 

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How to get unstuck and unleash your inner greatness

The Happiness of Pursuit Podcast – Episode #59

How to get unstuck and unleash your humble badass with Matthew Bivens

My name is Matthew Bivens and I help men and women who feel like they are living at the cusp of their greatness, gain the B.A.L.A.N.C.E. needed for sustainability, and create a life where they feel like they are “Having It A.L.L.”.

“Having It A.L.L.” means having an Abundant Loving Life. It’s feeling a sense of unconditional Love and experiencing true Abundance in the 7 most important areas of Life.

Matthew Biven’s intro almost says it “ALL” – Abundant Loving Life…

Throughout this interview, Matthew shares some SIMPLE processes you can put into practice immediately to create balance in your life and unlock your inner greatness. He has packaged some of the best ones up here: Matthew’s Bonuses

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

  • How to unlock your inner greatness
  • Why you need to find balance in your life to get more
  • How to have it “ALL”
  • The need for experimenting and learning quickly
  • The 5-6-7 principal

How to connect with Matthew Bivens:

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  • http://www.matthewbivens.com/
  • Twitter: @mattbivens
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The secret to personal and professional growth

The Happiness of Pursuit Podcast – Episode #58

The secret to personal and professional growth with Sunniva Holt

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I was introduced to Sunniva by show favorite, Regan Hillyer who appeared on Episode #31, so I knew that she was going to be a great fit for the show, and she hit it out of the park (sorry, for the baseball analogy, but I still pumped about the Toronto Blue Jays postseason success).

Sunniva Hold is a serial entrepreneur, property developer, coach, speaker, social media queen and author of “The Hustle Life” (a must read). She is also a self-made multi-millionaire by the age of 30, and uses her expertise to teach people around the world how to accelerate their levels of successful results and outcomes from a stockpile of experience across multiple business and wellness related disciplines.

Like many of the guests of the show Sunniva broke the traditional mold of working your 9-to-5 to start what has become a real estate empire. There are so many great life lessons throughout this interview that you can apply to your life immediately.

One of the most interesting stories, was how Sunniva found a way to create an incredible personal brand that helped her health by eating raw foods, with her direct and “raw” commentary. That brand evolved into “The Daily Raw” (click here).

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

  • The benefits of eating wall to your entire life
  • How to grow in every aspect of your life (professionally and personally)
  • Why you need to own who you are, and understand criticism (no the haters)
  • How to become comfortable with being uncomfortable

How to connect with Sunniva Holt:

Sunniva Holt on The Happiness of Pursuit Podcast - Episode 58

Facebook: The Daily Raw
Facebook: Sunniva Holt
Instagram: @TheDailyRaw
Instagram: @sunnivaholt
http://thedailyraw.com/
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