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SFS 055: Are You Selfish if You Prefer the Window Seat? - Selfish for Success: Entrepreneur | Business | Psychology | Self Esteem | Happiness | Health

5/16/2018
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Are you more selfish if you prefer the window seat on an airplane? That's what an article in the The Telegraph says. And they quote two psychologists who claim this is science. My first question after reading the article was: Where’s the science? There's no study referenced, no definition of “selfish”provided (of course they mean it negatively), and they treat the concept of selfishness very superficially. This may seem like a frivolous article, but it reflects some major problems with the...

Duration:00:11:41

SFS 054: Andy Lurling on Managing Fear and Advising 7 Disruptive Startups - Selfish for Success: Entrepreneur | Business | Psychology | Self Esteem | Happiness | Health

5/9/2018
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Andy Lurling is a serial entrepreneur, mostly known for founding iOpener Media GmbH, which develops a technology that allows gamers to participate virtually and in real time. He's also a co-founder of LUMO Labs, a two-year venture builder program that besides providing seed funding, actively supports entrepreneurs with a ''hands on'' approach. LUMO labs is active in Eindhoven (The Netherlands) and Los Angeles. Episode Highlights: Why Andy takes 5 minutes a day to envision success How he...

Duration:00:22:42

SFS 053: 5 Reasons It’s So Hard to Pursue Things You Really Want (and the Solution) - Selfish for Success: Entrepreneur | Business | Psychology | Self Esteem | Happiness | Health

5/2/2018
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When there's something you really want, it can sometimes be the hardest thing to pursue. It might be a dream career, a person you're wildly attracted to or excellent health, but you find yourself not going after it and even pushing it away or avoiding it. Unfortunately, this happens with many people, and they end living without ever pursuing the things they really wanted. This is tragic, because (in my view) the purpose of life is to go after and achieve your dreams. This came up for me...

Duration:00:28:19

SFS 052: Peter Kortenhoeven on Virtual Reality and Balancing Being a Creative and an Entrepreneur - Selfish for Success: Entrepreneur | Business | Psychology | Self Esteem | Happiness | Health

4/25/2018
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Peter Kortenhoeven is co-founder and creative director of Pillow’s Willow VR Studios, a game developer that focuses on virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality. He’s been an animator, lead animator and art director for several gaming companies, and then founded Pillow’s Willow in 2016. Episode Highlights: How Peter manages being a creative artist while building a profitable business Why Peter feels what he's doing as an artist and entrepreneur is important and significant What...

Duration:00:22:39

SFS 051: What is An “Ambitious Dreamer”? (And Why You Should Be One) - Selfish for Success: Entrepreneur | Business | Psychology | Self Esteem | Happiness | Health

4/18/2018
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Are you an Ambitious Dreamer? Do you have big goals and dreams, and doing what's necessary to go after and achieve them? Today, I explain what an ambitious dreamer is and why YOU should become one (if you're not one already). Episode highlights: Why an extraordinary life requires being an ambitious dreamer Some famous examples of ambitious dreamers (and why they were so successful) 4 powerful reasons why you should become an ambitious dreamer How dreaming big gets beaten out of us at a young...

Duration:00:15:34

SFS 050: Why EMOTIONAL FUEL is Critical for Success (and How to Get It) - Selfish for Success: Entrepreneur | Business | Psychology | Self Esteem | Happiness | Health

4/11/2018
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Emotional fuel is critical for success as an entrepreneur. We talk about what emotional fuel is, why it's so important, and how you can generate it at will. Episode highlights: Positive vs negative emotional fuel How emotional fuel is created Emotional fuel is what motivates you to take action and pursue goals every day Why building a business requires TONS of emotional fuel 3 simple ways to generate emotional fuel Don't Miss a Thing Get every episode automatically! Resources Mentioned SFS...

Duration:00:19:11

SFS 049: Casey Wahl on the Mental Challenges & Opportunities of Innovating Business in Japan - Selfish for Success: Entrepreneur | Business | Psychology | Self Esteem | Happiness | Health

4/4/2018
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Casey Wahl is founder and CEO of Wahl & Case, a professional recruitment and executive search firm headquartered in Tokyo, Japan that creates digital solutions to solve the pain and frustration that exists in recruitment today. Casey was born in upstate New York, but spent his childhood in the Saudi Arabian deserts. Soon after he graduated from college, he moved to Japan, later earning an Executive MBA from the Instituto de Empresa in Madrid. Casey has lived and worked in Tokyo for the past...

Duration:00:29:23

SFS 048: 6 MORE Reasons You Should Feel Proud To Be An Entrepreneur - Selfish for Success: Entrepreneur | Business | Psychology | Self Esteem | Happiness | Health

3/28/2018
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In our last episode, I talked about how pride has been attacked throughout the ages and is said to be the ultimate sin. But in fact pride is crucial to your success, self-esteem and happiness as an entrepreneur. Today I give you 6 MORE reasons you should feel proud to be an entrepreneur: 1. You face big challenges 2. You increase wealth and prosperity for yourself and everyone else 3. You use your mind to the greatest extent 4. You change the world 5. You are productive 6. It takes a ton...

Duration:00:14:15

SFS 047: Calm’s Co-Founder & Co-CEO Michael Acton Smith on How “Mental Fitness” is Key to Business and Life Success - Selfish for Success: Entrepreneur | Business | Psychology | Self Esteem | Happiness | Health

3/21/2018
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Michael Acton Smith is co-CEO and co-Founder of Calm, an App for Mindfulness and Meditation, which was Apple’s app of the year for the iPhone in 2017. He’s also the founder of Firebox.com and Mind Candy – the creators of the global children's phenomenon Moshi Monsters. Today we talk about how Michael, with his company Calm, wants to revolutionize mental health by helping people take care of their minds with the "same respect and care" they do their physical bodies. Episode Highlights: Why...

Duration:00:35:13

SFS 046: 6 Reasons You Should Feel PROUD To Be An Entrepreneur - Selfish for Success: Entrepreneur | Business | Psychology | Self Esteem | Happiness | Health

3/14/2018
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Pride has been attacked throughout the ages and is said to be the ultimate sin. Instead, you're urged to be humble. But pride is crucial to your success, self-esteem and happiness as an entrepreneur. Today we discuss what pride actually is and why you deserve to feel it as an entrepreneur. Episode highlights: 6 reasons you should feel proud as an entrepreneur (and why) What pride is and isn't Why you need pride to have confidence in yourself and your business vision How pride fuels you to...

Duration:00:20:54

SFS 45: Amarpreet Kalkat on Pacing and Handling Fear While Building a Cutting-Edge Company - Selfish for Success: Entrepreneur | Business | Psychology | Self Esteem | Happiness | Health

3/7/2018
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Amarpreet Kalkat is the co-founder and chief technologist of Frrole, a social data startup defining the next-generation of consumer intelligence. We dive into his cutting-edge product, and explore his greatest mental and emotional challenges as an entrepreneur in building his company. Episode Highlights: The importance of pacing when building a business His biggest fear as an entrepreneur (and how he handles it) What he finds most exciting about being an entrepreneur Don't Miss a Thing Get...

Duration:00:24:17

SFS 044: Shark Tank’s Daymond John Says Being Selfish is a Key to Success - Selfish for Success: Entrepreneur | Business | Psychology | Self Esteem | Happiness | Health

2/28/2018
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It's rare to hear selfishness portrayed in the media positively, especially from well-known entrepreneurs. In an interview on CNBC, Shark Tank entrepreneur and founder of FUBU Daymond John says that the way high-profile people "maximize" their days is that, "They're selfish." John says: "We've given up our power to everybody. We wake up in the morning, answer a million emails with everybody's problems, look on social media; everybody's doing better than us. Get and talk to the kids for a...

Duration:00:15:49

SFS 043: John Lee Dumas on How to Build a Successful Podcast With Raving Fans - Selfish for Success: Entrepreneur | Business | Psychology | Self Esteem | Happiness | Health

2/21/2018
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John Lee Dumas is an entrepreneur and host of the wildly-popular podcast Entrepreneurs ON FIRE, awarded 'Best of iTunes', where he interviews the worlds most successful Entrepreneurs 7-days a week. With over 1900 interviews, 1.3 million monthly listens, and an annual revenue well over 7-figures, JLD, as he’s known to his fans, is just getting started on his Entrepreneurial journey. Entrepreneur on Fire was one of the first podcasts I ever listened to, and John Lee Dumas more than any other...

Duration:00:14:08

SFS 042: Being SELFISH With Your Time - Selfish for Success: Happiness | Lifestyle | Career | Relationships | Health | Self Esteem

2/19/2018
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Time is your most precious commodity as an entrepreneur. If you don't protect it, it will be devoured by unimportant activities and relationships that suck your energy and ability to build and enjoy the life you desire. Therefore it's crucial you're SELFISH with your time. The reason I chose this topic today is that I've decided to go back to doing 1 podcast episode per week instead of 3. It's been fun putting out more content, but I didn't realize how much time it would require. I decided...

Duration:00:09:59

SFS 041: The Power of CLARITY in Your Business Purpose - Selfish for Success: Happiness | Lifestyle | Career | Relationships | Health | Self Esteem

2/16/2018
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Being rationally selfish means figuring out what you want, and then going after it to create a flourishing life. To do that effectively, you have to be CLEAR about what you want. Crystal clear. The human mind is extremely powerful and can guide you to almost anything you want. But it can only do what you tell it to do. If you give it vague, fuzzy orders, it will create vague, fuzzy directions, and your chances of getting what you want will greatly diminish or be impossible. The key to...

Duration:00:11:36

SFS 040: Jay Papasan on The ONE Thing, Reframing Fear and What Success Requires - Selfish for Success: Happiness | Lifestyle | Career | Relationships | Health | Self Esteem

2/14/2018
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Jay Papasan is a bestselling author that serves as vice president and executive editor at Keller Williams Realty International, the worlds largest real estate company. The books Jay’s helped craft have collectively sold over 8 million copies. His most recent book with Gary Keller entitled, The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results has sold over a million copies worldwide and garnered more than 300 appearances on national bestseller lists, including #1 on The...

Duration:00:39:59

SFS 039: How to Stop Beating Yourself Up - Selfish for Success: Happiness | Lifestyle | Career | Relationships | Health | Self Esteem

2/12/2018
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Self criticism is common among high achievers and those that set high standards for themselves. Entrepreneurs frequently fit into this category. Today I talk about how to stop beating yourself up while maintaining high standards and big and bold business and life goals. Episode highlights: Debunking the belief that criticizing yourself makes you better Why beating yourself up has NO positive benefits A powerful way to stop beating yourself up How to continually get better as an...

Duration:00:13:35

SFS 038: Grit vs Strain – Does Success Require Pushing Beyond Your Limits? - Selfish for Success: Happiness | Lifestyle | Career | Relationships | Health | Self Esteem

2/9/2018
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The idea of GRIT being an essential component of success has become popular in recent years. What is grit and does it require pushing beyond your mental and physical limits for you to succeed as an entrepreneur? Today we explore this question. The answer can make the difference between success and failure in your business. Episode highlights: Why grit is necessary for business and life success Why grit doesn't mean pushing beyond your limits The distinct difference between grit and pushing...

Duration:00:24:00

SFS 037: Building Confidence, NLP and Living a Zest-Filled Life With Sports Presenter, Podcaster & Author Tony Wrighton - Selfish for Success: Happiness | Lifestyle | Career | Relationships | Health | Self Esteem

2/7/2018
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Tony Wrighton has been a presenter on Sky Sports since 2006, and is also a personal development author and podcaster. He has three books published with Virgin Books in 12 languages and is one of the country's foremost experts on NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming). He’s the host of the top-rated podcast Zestology, interviewing a wide range of experts in the field of health and personal development. He regularly appears as a guest on other shows talking about energy, vitality, and...

Duration:00:36:24

SFS 036: Do Entrepreneurs Only Care About Making Money? - Selfish for Success: Happiness | Lifestyle | Career | Relationships | Health | Self Esteem

2/5/2018
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Do entrepreneurs only care about making money? This is what you hear everywhere. And it's why people don't trust entrepreneurs and certainly don't think of them as heroes. But is this really true? The answer to this question is vital for success as an entrepreneur, i.e., attaining not only profit, but pride, self-esteem and happiness in your business and life. Episode highlights: Why money and profit are good and moral motivations Making money is NOT the primary motivation for most...

Duration:00:22:51

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