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The Action Catalyst is a weekly podcast hosted by Co-founder of Southwestern Consulting™ and New York Times bestselling author, Rory Vaden. The show shares “insights and inspiration to help you take action”™. Each week, Rory shares ideas on how to increase your self-discipline and make better use of your time to help you achieve your goals in life and business. He also interviews one very special expert guest and thought leader every week. Please subscribe below and leave a rating and review! You can also get more free insights and inspiration at www.RoryVadenBlog.com.

The Action Catalyst is a weekly podcast hosted by Co-founder of Southwestern Consulting™ and New York Times bestselling author, Rory Vaden. The show shares “insights and inspiration to help you take action”™. Each week, Rory shares ideas on how to increase your self-discipline and make better use of your time to help you achieve your goals in life and business. He also interviews one very special expert guest and thought leader every week. Please subscribe below and leave a rating and review! You can also get more free insights and inspiration at www.RoryVadenBlog.com.
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The Action Catalyst is a weekly podcast hosted by Co-founder of Southwestern Consulting™ and New York Times bestselling author, Rory Vaden. The show shares “insights and inspiration to help you take action”™. Each week, Rory shares ideas on how to increase your self-discipline and make better use of your time to help you achieve your goals in life and business. He also interviews one very special expert guest and thought leader every week. Please subscribe below and leave a rating and review! You can also get more free insights and inspiration at www.RoryVadenBlog.com.

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Episodes

Head and Heart: Episode 264 of the Action Catalyst Podcast

12/12/2018
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Martin Fridson is “perhaps the most well-known figure in the high yield world,” according to Investment Dealers’ Digest. At brokerage firms including Salomon Brothers, Morgan Stanley, and Merrill Lynch, he became known for his innovative work in credit analysis and investment strategy. For nine consecutive years, he was ranked number one in high yield strategy in the Institutional Investor All America Research Survey. Fridson received his BA cum laude in history from Harvard College and his...

Duration:00:42:51

Be Willing to Zig and Zag: Episode 263 of the Action Catalyst Podcast

12/5/2018
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Warren Struhl has spent the last 28 years starting, nurturing, and building businesses. Warren's current business passion is MyPhoto, which is the world's easiest way to take any digital photo and make it into a handcrafted photo product for walls, desks, and shelves. His television commercials can be seen nationally. At the age of 28, Warren founded his first business, PaperDirect, Inc., when he recognized the potential growth of laser and inkjet printers. Available for the first time in...

Duration:00:40:04

Maximize Every Day: Episode 262 of the Action Catalyst Podcast

11/28/2018
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Debbie Turner recently retired after nearly three decades in the media business. Most recently, she was the Vice President of Television Operations for the E.W. Scripps Company, overseeing 33 stations in 24 markets. Prior to the merger of Scripps and Journal Communications in 2015, Turner was the Executive Vice President of Journal Broadcast Group, responsible for the group's television stations in ten markets. She spent more than 20 years at the CBS affiliate in Nashville, TN, the majority...

Duration:00:54:51

From Fear to Fun: Episode 261 of the Action Catalyst Podcast

11/21/2018
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Greg Muzzillo founded Proforma in 1978, one year after graduating from college. He started the company’s franchising operations in 1986. Today, Proforma has more than 700 franchise offices worldwide with over $500 million in sales. The company has been named in Inc. magazine’s list of the 500 Fastest Growing Private Companies in America three times. Prior to founding Proforma, Mr. Muzzillo worked with the auditing firm of Haskins & Sells (predecessor to Deloitte & Touche). In addition to his...

Duration:00:44:02

Keeping a Positive Attitude with Mac Anderson (Part 2 of 2): Episode 260 of the Action Catalyst Podcast

11/13/2018
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Mac Anderson is the founder of Simple Truths and Successories, Inc., the leader in designing and marketing products for motivation and recognition. These companies, however, are not the first success stories for Mac. He was also the founder and CEO of McCord Travel, the largest travel company in the Midwest, and part owner and vice president of sales and marketing for Orval Kent Food Company, the country's largest manufacturer of prepared salads. His accomplishments in these unrelated...

Duration:00:45:21

Reinforcing the Positive with Mac Anderson (1 of 2): Episode 259 of the Action Catalyst Podcast

11/7/2018
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Mac Anderson is the founder of Simple Truths and Successories, Inc., the leader in designing and marketing products for motivation and recognition. These companies, however, are not the first success stories for Mac. He was also the founder and CEO of McCord Travel, the largest travel company in the Midwest, and part owner and vice president of sales and marketing for Orval Kent Food Company, the country's largest manufacturer of prepared salads. His accomplishments in these unrelated...

Duration:00:41:16

Rhythm of Success: Episode 258 of the Action Catalyst Podcast

10/31/2018
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Freddie Ravel is the GRAMMY-nominated Keynote Maestro who combines his expertise for business breakthroughs and virtuoso piano performances with a clear and concise application of music’s communicative and scientific powers to inspire, ignite and lift the minds, hearts, and potential of audiences around the world. Backed by number one hits and collaborative successes with Madonna, Earth, Wind and Fire, Prince, and Carlos Santana to leading the teams of J Lo, Jimmy Kimmel, and Lady Gaga, the...

Duration:00:55:14

Networking: Cultivating Relationships: Episode 257 of the Action Catalyst Podcast

10/24/2018
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Dr. Ivan Misner is the Founder & Chief Visionary Officer of BNI, the world’s largest business networking organization. Founded in 1985, the organization now has over 8,400 chapters throughout every populated continent of the world. Last year alone, BNI generated 9.1 million referrals resulting in $13.1 billion dollars’ worth of business for its members. Dr. Misner’s PhD is from the University of Southern California. He is a New York Times bestselling author who has written 22 books. He is...

Duration:00:48:41

Good Stress: Episode 256 of the Action Catalyst Podcast

10/17/2018
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Dr. Terry Lyles holds a Ph.D. in psychology and is recognized as a national/international educator, author of three books, speaker to universities, schools, Fortune 500 Companies, world-class athletes, and public audiences. Dr. Lyles has trained hundreds of individuals including Fire Rescue workers in and around Ground Zero, International Forensic Medical Teams in the Asian torn Tsunami area and the Haiti relief effort, sharing his time-tested, scientifically-measured approach to stress...

Duration:00:56:30

The Servant Leader: Episode 255 of the Action Catalyst Podcast

10/10/2018
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Todd Browne began his career at Tom James in August 1990. Through hard work, a steadfast commitment to staying at Tom James, and living out the principles of success that Tom James was founded on, Todd rose through the ranks and became President in 2011 and CEO in 2016. With a mediocre track record prior to Tom James, including flunking out of college after one semester, Todd credits his success first and foremost to his Lord Jesus Christ, as well as Spencer Hays, Jim McEachern, his father...

Duration:00:56:02

Behaviors Always Follow Values: Episode 254 of the Action Catalyst Podcast

10/2/2018
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In November of 2004, Kimberly Ritzer walked into a little boutique during its opening week with one intention: congratulating the stranger behind the counter for being courageous enough to open her own business. What ensued was a lesson in celebrating each other’s differences and strengths. The stranger behind the counter was Megan Tamte, a third-grade teacher turned stay at home mom, turned aspiring entrepreneur. Kimberly had been a Senior Designer of Owned Brand Product at Dayton’s,...

Duration:00:54:32

Adventures in Entrepreneurship: Episode 253 of the Action Catalyst Podcast

9/27/2018
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Germain Böer is an innovator in all that he does. His courses use technology and creative assignments that challenge students to think, and feature speakers who have created unusual companies. He also conducts experiential learning programs that transform students into self-driven entrepreneurs. After working for Arthur Andersen & Co., the Institute of Management Accountants., and two universities, Prof. Böer joined The Owen School in 1977 as a professor of management accounting, Since that...

Duration:00:48:54

Invest in Mentorship: Episode 252 of the Action Catalyst Podcast

9/14/2018
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Jeff Dobyns has enjoyed extraordinary success providing comprehensive financial planning to retirees, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and executives by taking the time to truly know his clients, understand their goals, and develop and execute their ongoing strategic financial plans. Jeff has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Ohio University and has held executive positions with financial planning firms for nearly two decades. After serving as Vice President of Investments of...

Duration:00:48:36

How to Lead Tremendously: Episode 251 of the Action Catalyst Podcast

9/5/2018
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Tracey C. Jones is nationally known for her leadership expertise, as well as her ability to connect on a core level with her audiences. With her signature wit, she masterfully weaves leadership concepts and actionable strategies together with humor and a deep understanding of life in the workplace. At the core of her philosophy on leadership is a simple belief that a commitment to lifelong learning results in a resilience and positive attitude that can alter the work environment for the...

Duration:00:51:45

Gratitude to Paying It Forward: Episode 250 of the Action Catalyst Podcast

8/29/2018
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JT Olson is a sensational speaker and an avid proponent of adoption, the pro-life movement, and orphan care. He has given talks on God’s transformation of his pain into passion, the sanctity of life, growing a healthy marriage, encouraging dreamers and entrepreneurs to pursue their calling, and coaching leaders on building a stronger organization. After being orphaned as a child alongside his four siblings, JT Olson went on to start Both Hands -- a faith-based non-profit serving orphans and...

Duration:00:39:18

Positivity Despite Tragedy : Episode 249 of the Action Catalyst Podcast

8/22/2018
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While on vacation in Mexico, the unexpected happened for Jake Hirning. In a matter of seconds, his life was changed forever. As Jake dove into a wave, the force of the ocean rammed him into the ocean floor, breaking his neck. A plane flew into Mexico and transported him to San Antonio, where 11 doctors took him to surgery. The surgery was successful, and Jake lived, but now he is paralyzed from the chest below and has minimal use of his hands. Through this tragedy, Jake has taken on every...

Duration:00:31:48

How to Get a Meeting with Anyone: An Interview with Stu Heinecke

8/20/2018
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If you knew you would be 100% successful at getting an appointment with your ideal customer, what would that do for you? One meeting can change everything. What if you could to that 100 times, with 100% effectiveness? How long would it take for your business to be where you want it to be? If I told you that there is a way, would you believe me? It seems incredible, doesn’t it? But it’s true. What I am about to share will be embraced by only a few, even though many will want to answer the...

Duration:00:52:30

The Power Paradox: Episode 248 of the Action Catalyst Podcast (Part 2 of 2)

8/15/2018
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Dacher Keltner, Ph.D., is the founding director of the Greater Good Science Center and a professor of psychology at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of The Power Paradox: How We Gain and Lose Influence and Born to Be Good, and a co-editor of The Compassionate Instinct. Show Highlights: When the role models don't model the proper role, they'll model the improper and it's only a matter of time before that trickles down. -Dan Moore Disregard for morals and ethics is...

Duration:00:23:51

The Power Paradox: Episode 247 of the Action Catalyst Podcast (Part 1 of 2)

8/8/2018
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Dacher Keltner, Ph.D., is the founding director of the Greater Good Science Center and a professor of psychology at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of The Power Paradox: How We Gain and Lose Influence and Born to Be Good, and a co-editor of The Compassionate Instinct. Show Highlights: Enduring leadership is sustained by service. -Dacher Keltner You're only as good as the connections you have with the people you lead. -Dacher Keltner "Power tends to corrupt, and...

Duration:00:29:33

Keeping the Vision Alive: Episode 246 of The Action Catalyst Podcast (Part 2 of 2)

8/1/2018
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Kelly Wright has over 25 years of experience in leadership, sales, operations, and strategy roles. Her deep Go-To-Market and general P&L management delivers critical expertise to the boardroom. Kelly has helped teams navigate multiple stages of growth, through an IPO, global expansion, leadership transitions, business model changes, and the demands of being a private and public company. Kelly has broad depth of experience in driving companies to best leverage technology, data, information,...

Duration:00:21:56