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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 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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How to break free from the 9-to-5 and find a fulfilling career

The Happiness of Pursuit Podcast – Episode #55 with Richard Phu, from The Ulitmate Man

How to break free from the 9-to-5 and find a fulfilling career

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When I was researching Richard Phu before this interview, I was instantly drawn to his content. The content itself is incredible, but if you want to see how to create a professional brand for yourself, it is one of the best I have seen.

Richard is an International Best-Selling Author, International Speaker, Mindset Coach and Podcast Host. He helps transform Achievers who feel behind in life to become unstoppable to reach the next level.

In this episode of The Happiness of Pursuit Podcast, we discuss Richard’s journey of how he built The Ultimate Man over a 4 year period while working in an unfulfilling corporate job. This is something so many people can relate too – they played it safe, got a good job, make a decent salary, but are completely unfulfilled. Fortunately, Richard shares how he broke free and how finding a mentor helped him get to the next level.

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

  • The importance of finding a mentor
  • How to F.O.R.G.E. your future (click here for the complete video)
  • Why you need to worry less, and take more action
  • How to PUSH (Persist Until Something Happens)

Where to connect with Richard Phu:

Richard Phu on The Happiness of Pursuit Podcast Episode 55

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HOP #52: Why you need to watch out for purple sweaters with Matt McWilliams

The Happiness of Pursuit Podcast – Episode #50 with Matt McWilliams

Why you need to avoid Purple Sweaters

We all need to be pushed into the deep end once in a while…

I had an opportunity to talk with Matt McWilliams a few times before having him on the podcast, as well as participating in a number of affiliate launches for some of his clients. For those of you who don’t know what an affiliate launch is, he explains it around the 5-minute mark of this episode, but for those reading, it is essentially a team of people (affiliates) who are paid a commission for promoting your product.

Matt’s story blew me away because the big aha moment when he knew he needed to build his own business came down to a purple sweater!

Most of his life, Matt dreamed of becoming a professional golfer. Something he did accomplish, but not something someone could live on, at least not well. When he was a kid, he and his close friend Hunter, often joked about how terrible it would be to fail at professional golf and end up teaching golf lessons to elderly women wearing purple sweaters…well as you can guess by the title of this show, that day came and it set off a chain of events for Matt that turned his life from frustration to a life of abundance and having the opportunity to work with one of his dream mentors (to hear Matt tell this story, skip to the 8-minute mark).

Everyone on life has that purple sweater – for many, it’s the 9-to-5, and missing out on quality time with their family. Don’t wait for the purple sweater – go build your future today.

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

  • How to build a six figure side business
  • The importance of jumping into the deep end (not dipping your toe in the water)
  • Understanding that life is not about money
  • Why you need to monetize your passion and find a way to live your vacation

BONUSES from MattMcWilliams.com/HOP

Matt has graciously put together some incredible bonuses for you that will include his Guide to Affiliate Marketing, How to earn $100K, and his Guide to getting Affiliates to Promote your products (all insanely valuable stuff).

BONUSES from MattMcWilliams.com/HOP

How to Connect with Matt McWilliams:

Twitter: @MattMcWilliams2

https://twitter.com/mattmcwilliams2

 

 

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From near suicide to complete freedom and a 6-figure business (in 3 years)

The Happiness of Pursuit Podcast – Episode #50

How Milena Cerin went From near suicide to complete freedom and a 6-figure business (in 3 years)

don’t die with the music still left inside you

From the moment I hit record – my jaw hit the floor…

Normally, when I interview guests, there is a typical pattern that goes something like this; they went to school, graduated from university, realized they picked the wrong career and hate the field they are in, and then quit to pursue their passion.

Today could not be further from that pattern!

Today’s guest opens with a story about finding love, or so she thought and being left to fend for herself and her children with absolutely nothing – literally begging for just enough money to be passed under the basement door – where she had been relegated too – just to eat.

This level of pain led her to an incredibly dark place, where at times she contemplated suicide just so she and her kids wouldn’t have to suffer…

That pain led to one of the biggest revelations, and what is now a 6-figure business.

Milena Cerin is a coach, speaker, and best-selling author. She has built her business on the ashes of personal tragedy and built a 6 figure business in 3 years. She believes living life on purpose is what brings happiness and success. Her message is that everyone has a voice.

I could not more thrilled than to share this as my 50th episode because it is one of the most vulnerable, heart-warming and motivating interviews to date!

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

  • How to live life on purpose
  • The reason you must embrace your childlike curiosity
  • How gratitude saved Milena’s life
  • How to discover the unique gift inside each and every one of us

How to connect with Milena Cerin:

Milena Cerin on The Happiness of Pursuit Podcast
Twitter: @milenacerin
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/milenahgresults
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/soulbusinessandlife
Website: http://hgresults.com
Website: http://training.milenacerin.com

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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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What Golf Will Teach You About Life and Business

Golf is the closest game to the game we call life. You get bad breaks from good shots; you get good breaks from bad shots – but you have to play the ball where it lies. – Bobby Jones

For those who are unfamiliar with Bobby Jones, he was an engineer, a lawyer, and the greatest golfer to ever play the game. While his only “profession” was as a lawyer, he remains the only golfer to win the “Grand Slam”. If anyone tried to do that today, they would be called ‘insane’, or an entrepreneur!

What Bobby Jones did over his career is what so many people today are struggling with – finding that balance between family, career and his passion for the game of golf.

Why?

Passion plays an incredibly important part in life, and when you learn to embrace it, it will be one of the most powerful sources in every aspect of your life – in business and personal.

How do you find your passion?

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If you are able to connect with your passion, you will have the stamina to put in the long hours necessary to succeed. Think about the last time you were doing something you hated doing, versus something you are passionate about  – if it takes 4-6 years to be successful, which path do you think your chances of succeeding are highest?

Entrepreneurship is a long, hard and often lonely journey. It comes with a lot of ups and downs, and to be successful you need to roll with the punches, or as Bobby Jones put it;

you have to play the ball where it lies

What we can learn from his example is that in order to be truly successful, we need to do the best with what we have. Accept the bad bounces, and welcome the good ones, and when all else fails play the ball where it lies.

If you’re trying to change your life, and land your dream job, sign up for the 7-Day Personal Branding Email Course here.

Have a great week!

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How to overcome rejection with NY Times Best Selling Author, Michael Port

The Happiness of Pursuit Podcast – Episode 34

How to overcome rejection with NY Times Best Selling Author, Michael Port

Have you ever had a big idea that you knew would completely change your life, and years went by and you “wish” you followed through on it? You’re not alone. I have spent the last 7 years failing, or giving a half-assed effort to pursuing my dreams. It wasn’t until I committed to going all in when I launched this podcast did I finally realize the importance of taking action.

What held me back? The fear of rejection! I was afraid of what people might think of my idea, my perspective, or not even know what a podcast was.

Today’s guest mastered the fear of rejection and has made a living teaching people the art of performance.

Called “an uncommonly honest author” by the Boston Globe, a “marketing guru” by The Wall Street Journal, and a “sales guru” by the Financial Times, Michael Port is a NY Times bestselling author of six books including Book Yourself Solid, The Think Big Manifesto and his hot new release, Steal the Show.

Interestingly, he is probably the only NY Times bestselling business book author to have also been a successful professional actor, guest starring on shows like Sex & The City, Law & Order, Third Watch, All My Children and in films like The Pelican Brief and Down to Earth.

These days, Michael can be seen regularly on MSNBC, CNBC, and PBS as an on-air expert in communication and business development.

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

  • How to overcome rejection
  • The importance of performance
  • How to tell stories that keep the audience on the edge of their seat
  • How to excel in any field

How to connect with Michael Port:

Michael Port on The Happiness of Pursuit Podcast

Website: http://www.michaelport.com/
Twitter: @MichaelPort
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/michaelport
Blog: http://www.bookyourselfsolid.com/blog/

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How to make more money, find true love, and overcome any obstacle with @CraigBallantyne

The Happiness of Pursuit Podcast – Episode #33

How to make more money, find true love, and overcome any obstacle with @CraigBallantyne, Author of The Perfect Day Formula

I know it must be getting old; every week I say ‘I’m so pumped,’ or ‘excited’ and ‘honoured’ to introduce the guest…This week is no different.

I have a fellow South Ontario Native joining me on the show, Craig Ballantyne. He is the author of The Perfect Day Formula, and incredibly inspiring entrepreneur with a massive goal to change the lives of 10 million people. I was so inspired and impressed with his Perfect Day Formula I put together this unboxing video:

In this episode, we go really deep on a number of the lessons you will find in the book, including the 5 Pillars that you see in the unboxing video. This is a very tactical episode with lots of actionable content, so make sure you are ready to take some notes.

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

Craig Ballantyne on The Happiness of Pursuit Podcast #33

  • 5 Pillars of Success and Transformation
  • The importance of Meditation
  • What you can learn from the Stoics (Ancient Philosophy)
  • How a clear vision can help you obtain any goal
  • How to make more money, find true love and overcome any obstacle

How to Connect with Craig Ballantyne:

Twitter: (@CraigBallantyne) www.Twitter.com/craigballantyne
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