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How Partnership is the New Leadership with Ty Bennett - #71

There’s never been a more abundant and prosperous time to be alive. There is no shortage of technologies and solutions to help you and your business to succeed. What separates the top performers … those of us at the very top of the pyramid is leadership. If you can lead effectively, then you can do anything. Today’s guest, Ty Bennet, accomplished author, speaker, and entrepreneur is going to share his unique take on leadership. Listen at


Prevent your inbox from blowing up w/ Todd Furneaux #70

Email advertising is a go-to resource for entrepreneurs and businesses alike. It’s everywhere and right now, it’s done in a way that is terrible for customers. Your inbox is no longer your inbox. My guest today, Todd Furneaux, has a product, AdKaddy, that aims to fix this problem. Listen at


How to become awesome at your job with Pete Mockaitis - #69

Today we’re speaking with one of the most popular podcast hosts in the world. I’m talking about Pete Mockaitis and his podcast, How To Be Awesome At Your Job. His podcast is one of the best places to learn about improving your performance at work and in life. Today’s conversation with Pete will give us a chance to pick his brain and learn the most important lessons and insights from over 400 episodes with some of the best experts and thought leaders you can think of. Listen at...


The secrets to working less and earning more w/ Phil Newton - #68

Today we’re speaking with Phil Newton, creator of Unhustled, where he helps other work less and earn more. If you’ve ever felt like life has started to overwhelm you, then you don’t want to miss this episode. Listen at


How You Can Finally Change Your Behavior with Matt Wallaert - #67

I am so excited about today’s discussion with our guest Matt Wallaert. He’s an expert in behavior change, which comes in handy whether we’re trying to change our own behavior or the behavior of our customers. Matt is a world class expert in this behavior change. He has a new book – Start at the End - coming out in just a few weeks, and is one of the most fascinating people I’ve met. Buckle up and get ready. Listen at


How I'm Living The Entrepreneur's Life with Tom Heffner - #66

We're flipping the script today! Instead of interviewing a world class expert to uncover the habits and practices that have fueled their success, I'm having someone interview me. In this episode, it is Alec Pulianas, my podcast editor and producer who will be asking me about my journey into entrepreneurship. In particular, how it has gone over the last few months since I left my full time job for good. This is different from the normal podcast and it's really a fun conversation between two...


Leading a Happy, Successful, & Meaningful Life w/ Tal Ben-Shahar #65

So many people talk about happiness today ... and they do it lacking any scientific chops and real world application. That's why I'm so excited about today's guest, Tal Ben-Shahar. Tal is one of the world’s best experts on happiness. If you want to discover real, concrete habits you can adopt right now, then don't miss this episode! Tal breaks it down and backs it up with groundbreaking research on what it takes to live and lead a happy and meaningful life. Listen at...


Building the Relationship of your Dreams w/ Yosef Lynn #64

In today's episode, we speak with Yosef Lynn about one of the most important topics in life ... marriage / relationships. Yosef, along with his co-author, Tod Jacobs, just released the book, Not a Partnership. It’s all about marriage. In the book, Yosef and Tod discuss what we keep getting wrong about marriage and how to get it right. If you’ve ever struggled with your marriage, or maybe you just want to make it stronger, then you DON’T want to miss today’s episode. I promise it will be the...


Market Yourself Like an Expert Online w/ Jay Ludgrove - #63

Do you create and post content online? Do you do any kind of online business? Then you know that one of the MOST important things you can do is to learn how to advertise and market to your customers online. It’s not the easiest and it’s not always intuitive. That’s why I’m excited to speak with Jay Ludgrove in this week's episode. Listen at


Innovative & High Performance Teaming with Amy Edmondson - #62

There’s a big myth I want to dispel right now. It’s the idea of the lone genius. The person that creates and develops amazing ideas and brings them to life alone, as the hero in the story. It’s simply not true. The big successes in organizations, in communities, in life ... they are almost always in the presence and with the help of other people. It’s called teaming. Today’s episode won’t discuss the myth, but I will talk all about teaming with the world’s best expert on teaming … and that...


Creating a Contagious Culture with Anese Cavanaugh - #61

"Culture eats strategy for breakfast," is a phrase made famous by management guru Peter Drucker. But cultivating that culture is easier said than done. That's where my guest this week - Anese Cavanaugh - can help you and your organization. She helps create a contagious culture for organizations that sets them on the path to success. She does this by influencing leadership, performance and interpersonal interactions through a model she developed, The IEP model. If you nerd out on all things...


Baking Challah Bread to create a mindful life full of happiness, with Beth Ricanati - #60

For all the foodies out there, this week's episode is for you. I speak with Beth Ricanati, an MD and author focusing on women's health and wellness. She recently released her first book, Braided: A Journey of a Thousand Challahs. It's a fascinating book that talks about her story of learning to bake Challah bread and how it helped her cultivate happiness and even wellness in her life. We cover a lot of ground, including topics like mindfulness, relationships, and how you can make this a...


The Coddling of the American Mind w/ Jonathan Haidt #59

After a brief hiatus for the holiday break, we are back with another fantastic episode to help you thrive in life. This week we speak with Jonathan Haidt, a social psychologist who studies morality (among other things) and who is the co-author of what might be the most important book you read in 2019, The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure. Here is a sobering stat from our discussion ... the number of girls from the ages...


The Most Important Thing You Can Learn This Year w/ Andrew Wittman - #58

If you listen to only one podcast episode this year, I want you to make it this week's episode with Next Year Now guest Andrew Wittman, Ph.D., former special agent for the Capitol Police, police officer, and US Marine Corps infantry officer. He's here to talk to us about the 7 Secrets of Resilience for Parents. It doesn't matter if you have kids or not. We can all benefit by becoming more resilience in our lives ... because if we want to help the people we love - our children, our friends,...


Living a Life That Truly Matters from Photo-blogger, Adrien Finkel - #57

It's Thanksgiving Holiday week and I'm thankful for for this week's guest - Adrien Finkel. She is a photographer, writer, and producer based in LA. Her just-released book, My Naked Truth, is a photo essay that explores triumphs, tragedies, and personal beliefs. Adrien interviewed over 200 people for this project and has a lot of really great insights to share about living a life that truly matters. Don't miss out on this Thanksgiving goodness and listen to it now! Listen at...


Train Your Brain w/ Dana Wilde - #56

Today’s guest, Dana Wilde is a brain trainer for entrepreneurs. She helps entrepreneurs and others to think better so that they can live better. She has a really unique background and approach to training the brain that I think will resonate with everyone. If you've been struggling to launch or grow your business, or you just want to learn to harness your brain better, then you don't want to miss this episode. Plus she has an awesome freebie to give you! Listen at...


Special Episode: Tom talks getting fit & healthy for good AND big changes to the show! #55

Today is a special episode. It marks one year since I started this podcast to help you to thrive at work and in life. To mark this occasion I wanted to do something different. I'm celebrating by sharing my own experience of improving my health & well-being AND by announcing some big changes to the podcast! In today's episode, I dive into how a recent visit to the doctor for my annual physical motivated me to take BIG action in my life. I hired Ted Ryce, a celebrity fitness and nutrition...


Get ahead financially with Wallet Hacks Founder Jim Wang #54

Today’s guest, Jim Wang, is a personal finance blogger and founder of Wallet Hacks. Jim reads what all of the experts are saying we should do and does something unique ... he tests them out to see which approaches work and which do not. He reminds me of Tim Ferris ... only he's running these experiments so that he can help us how to get ahead financially. If you ever thought money management or personal finance was difficult, then don't miss this conversation where Jim breaks it down to the...


Take the entrepreneurial leap with Christine McAlister #53

Today's guest, Christine McAlister, is the founder of Life With Passion. She specializes in helping high-achieving and motivated entrepreneurs break free from the 9 to 5 and reach their dreams! She is a rockstar business coach and an even better person. If you've been toying with the idea of launching your own business but haven't taken the leap, then don't miss this episode. Christine shares the most important lessons, insights, and tips for helping us to succeed. Listen at...


Erica Keswin Shows You How To Bring Your Human To work - #52

Chris Peterson, a legend in the Positive Psychology world, once said, "other people matter." Chris was highlighting that the best of the world is because of and in service of the people around us - our family, our friends, our classmates, and even our colleagues. If we want to truly enjoy life. If we want to thrive at work, then we better take the time to cultivate a workplace full of rich relationships and deep connections. This week's guest - Erica Keswin - is all about creating...