Episode 099: Prosperity With Purpose with Ray Edwards

Why You Should Choose to Prosper

Have you ever had the opportunity to talk with someone that you have looked up to for a long time? What would you ask them? What would you talk about? Recently I had the opportunity to do just that…my guest and I talk about fear, business and how to prosper with purpose.

Episode 099:  How to Change the World Through Business with Ray Edwards

Today’s Topics

In today’s episode, our guest and I talk about:

  • What the root of business is
  • How business is inherently good
  • What “prosperity with purpose” means
  • The importance of authenticity in business
  • The role Ray’s faith plays in his life

About Today’s Guest

Ray is a copywriter by trade (meaning he writes sales copy, so don’t ask him how to copyright your new widget). He has worked with some of the most powerful voices in leadership and business including New York Times bestselling authors Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen (Chicken Soup for the Soul), and Tony Robbins. He is also a speaker and author, hosts my favorite podcast, wrote the #1 Amazon Bestseller Writing Riches, and a good friend.

Why You Should Embrace Fear to Find Your Calling

You need fear. To live a life that actually means something, to do what you were born to do, to find your calling and fulfillment in life, you need to embrace fear. My advice to anyone who feels like they are wandering through life: Stop running from fear and start running to it.

Why You Should Embrace Fear to Find Your Calling

The Only Thing We Have to Fear

Fear is not something to be afraid of as Franklin D. Roosevelt suggested. It’s the very thing crying out to you, telling you what you are meant to do.

Episode 058: Jeff Goins on Finding Your Calling

Have you ever wondered if finding your calling was something for everyone or just for those who were really special? When you read stories of people who have “made it” you assume they must have just known. They must have had clarity. But that’s not true. That’s what today’s episode is all about.

Jeff Goins on Finding Your Calling

What if we all had something we were born to do?

That’s the subject of the latest book by best-selling author, Jeff Goins. Jeff is someone who, in a short amount of time, quit his job working for a nonprofit, launched an online business, and began living his dream.

Episode 050: Connecting Products to Your Purpose and Creating Moments that Matter with Andy Hayes [PODCAST]

What if you could create products that connected to your purpose? That’s exactly what today’s guest is all about.

Episode 050: Connecting Products to Your Purpose and Creating Moments that Matter with Andy Hayes [PODCAST]

What’s it like to be so stressed out from work that it causes physical problems? Many of you can relate. You know that feeling all too well.

Today’s guest was so stressed that he broke out in rashes, suffered debilitating illnesses, passed out on a bus, and ultimately left his high-paying job to start his own company, based on his life purpose…and yours.

Episode 037: Greg Faxon on Living Deliberately and Finding Your True North [PODCAST]

What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail? That is the powerful question that today’s guest asks. Have you ever asked yourself that question?

Greg Faxon Interview

So, what is it? What is the thing you would do if you knew you could not fail?

Is that what you are doing right now, professionally? What about in your relationships?

Today’s guest is more than a decade younger than me, but I learned a lot from this interview. In fact, I took more notes of my own after listening than I have on any previous interview.

I’ll think you’ll enjoy it and learn a ton as well.

The 5 Attitudes You Must Adopt to Unleash the World Changer Inside of You

If you want to change the world, there are certain attitudes you must adopt.

They are non-negotiable, absolutely essential to success, and you will notice them among all successful people.

So what are those attitudes? Well, you’ll have to listen to Episode 006 to find out.

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“There’s lots of bad reasons to start a company. But there’s only one good reason…” From @PhilLibin of @Evernote (Tweet That)

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5 More Reasons Why Entrepreneurs Live Longer

Why do entrepreneurs live nearly six years longer than the rest of the population?

Yesterday I shared the number one reason why: control. Despite the stress of “going it alone” and the perceived risk entrepreneurs take (the reality is that entrepreneurship is the least risky career path), entrepreneurs are in control. Or at least they feel in control, and that is what matters most according to the research.

5 reasons why entrepreneurs live longer
Freedom, impact, less stress…3 reasons why entrepreneurs live longer. Find out more. (Tweet That) | Share this Graphic on Pinterest | Share on Facebook

But what are some other reasons why entrepreneurs live 7.47% longer than everyone else? Here are five.

5 more reasons why entrepreneurs live longer

1. Freedom

Aracelli McWilliams feeding a giraffe
This moment made possible by entrepreneurial freedom.

When I worked for any of my previous companies (including my dad), I always had a schedule. That schedule didn’t change because someone (even someone as cute as our daughter) asked me to do something.

5 World-Changing Attitudes You Must Adopt Today

If you want to change the world, there are certain attitudes you must adopt.

They are non-negotiable, absolutely essential to success, and you will notice them among all successful people.

NOTE: I go more in-depth and share some personal stories in the audio. Click the play button above to listen.

#1 I am a risk taker

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World changers take risks.

They do as Reid Hoffman, one of the co-founders of LinkedIn, suggests. They jump off a cliff and then assemble an airplane on the way down. They demonstrate faith, which Martin Luther King, Jr. described as taking the first step on a staircase when you don’t even see the second step.

Remembering Nelson Mandela and his Six Life Lessons

The world truly lost a legend yesterday.

Nelson Mandela was a champion of principle. He fought for what he believed in and left a legacy for the entire world.

Life lessons from Nelson Mandela

Last night, as the news broke of Nelson Mandela’s death, I tweeted:

How is it that a man in his position could rise to worldwide prominence? How is it that hundreds of years from now, people will use the words “modern-day Nelson Mandela” to describe another man or woman? And how can we leave a legacy like he has?

Odds are that none of us will ever go through what Mandela went through in his life. He spent 27 years in prison, often in conditions so dreary and dark that it led to him developing a case of tuberculosis shortly before his release in 1990. And yet we can all learn six powerful traits from him.

What if I Don’t Want to Lead? | Reluctant Leader by Robert Kennedy III

The title of this post presents a valid question…what if you don’t want to be a leader?

I know, it’s hard for “natural leaders” to understand this mentality. (There is no such thing as a “natural leader” by the way)

But some people simply do not want to be leaders. What if that is you?

Reluctant Leader Duck

I’ve asked Robert Kennedy III to answer that very question. Robert is an educator/trainer/coach at heart. He loves to help people create hope, generate excitement and a belief in their capacity to change lives, starting with their own. He is a motivator-extraordinaire! He lives in Baltimore County, He lives with his family in Maryland where he runs his business and is active as a leader in his local church. He is also the author of a phenomenal book, 28 Days To A New Me: A Journey of Commitment.