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The UNLEASH Your Inner Genius Podcast

Unleash your Inner Genius - the motivation podcast that puts your self Improvement on Steroids. Each episode is designed to give you a step-by-step blueprint for developing the habits of successful people, growing your skills, dealing with failure and building the courage for taking massive action in your life and making an impact through your work. Get the free personality test resource guide by subscribing to my email newsletter at www.stopstartdo.com and follow me on twitter and Instagram @BenAustinBlog
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Oct 24, 2016

Have you ever wondered why sometimes you are the life of the party and other times you feel like an awkward junior high student talking to the popular kids?

My friend Katrina Razavi has the answer for you! She's spent YEARS perfecting her techniques for effective communication, rock star charisma, and Jedi-like influence and today she's going to share it all with you!

As a former introvert, she learned how to flex her "extrovert muscle" and connect with influencers on a profound and meaningful level. She has leveraged these skills to pitch in front of top Silicon Valley VC’s, approach VIP’s like Marc Cuban, Arianna Huffington, and Magic Johnson and EVEN go to VIP events like Kim Kardashian and Kanye's engagement party (now I'm really jealous!).

 

In this exclusive interview you'll learn:

  • The most common things you see people do WRONG in social situations!
  • How to keep conversations flowing naturally, even if you feel awkward right now.
  • Useful "Conversational Cue's" and Katrina's "3'S" technique!
  • How to master your “Power Pose” and convey confident body language.
  • How to shut up that negative inner voice (you know, the one that gets in the way ALL the time).

 

Guest Bio:

Katrina Razavi is the founder of CommunicationForNerds.Com. She helps people who struggle with communication make the impression they want and communicate in an authentic way.

She’s used her communication skills to pitch in front of top Silicon Valley VC’s, approach VIP’s like Marc Cuban, Arianna Huffington, and Magic Johnson and EVEN go to VIP events like Kim Kardashian and Kanye's engagement party.

Her work has been featured on the Huffington Post, LifeHack, Smart Business Revolution, and much more.

Katrina Razavi, Welcome to the Show!

 

Questions/Topics We Cover!

  • How did you become interested in communication and what's the story behind Communication for Nerds?
  • What has studying communication allowed you to do in your professional and work life? 
  • Let's talk about communicating as aspiring leaders who can influence and motivate others to take action.
  • What are the core beliefs someone needs to begin their journey as effective communicators?
  • Practical strategies for developing confidence in our social conversations and presentations?
  • Why do most of us struggle to communicate with confidence?
  • What are the most common things you see people do wrong in social situations?
  • Why are we so afraid to connect and put ourselves out there?
  • We are our worst critics. How can we STOP blaming ourselves when things go wrong?
  • What are effective strategies for developing confidence in social situations and presentations
  • What strategies can someone implement today that will help them keep conversations going naturally?
  • Are there any daily habits, rituals or practices that you teach to develop long-term core confidence?

 

Rapid Fire Questions:

What is the #1 habit you contribute most to your success?

  • Organizing

What is your current morning routine like?

  • Meditation
  • Gratitude
  • coffee

What is the #1 book you’ve recommended to others and why?

  • Presence - Amy Cuddy
  • The Power Of Habit - Charles Duhigg

What is your favorite online tool or app?

Is there a course either online or in person that you consistently recommend to others?

  • Toastmasters

Before you take off, can you let us know where the best place is to connect with you?

www.communicationfornerds.com

 

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Sep 19, 2016

Why do some people succeed and others fail?

 

Our next guest on the podcast Dr. Jeff Spencer has an interesting perspective on the question. 

For the past forty years, he’s been a professional student of human achievement and has worked with and alongside Gold-Medal Olympians, World-Champion Athletes, Fortune 500 Leaders, Including Sir Richard Branson, Tiger Woods, Lance Armstrong, Bono and U2, Maria Sharapova and many other top performers just like you. 

 

In this exclusive Interview with Dr. Jeff Spencer, you’ll learn:

    • The success framework Dr. Spencer used to become an Olympic athlete.
    • How to crack the code of the champions blueprint.
    • Why not getting what you want right away is a good thing. 
    • The distinction between passion and purpose.
    • How to find purpose by following your natural curiosity.  
    • How to create laser-like focus and not deviate from your goals.
    • How to differentiate between goals and wishes.
    • Why all objectives are often like romantic relationships.
    • How to develop a winning mindset, push through resistance, and excel as a leader. 

 

Questions and Topics Covered:

  • Tell us what you do and how you became interested in peak performance?
  • How did you discover that you wanted to dedicate your life to teaching others to be the best version of themselves?
  • How to distinguish between temporary passion and meaningful purpose
  • How did your career as an athlete influence your ability to master new subjects and skills later in life?
  • Champions Blueprint Workshop: 
  • Tell us about the workshop and what someone can expect if they attend?
  • Creating a Legacy Statement
  • How do we develop a state of readiness so that we can perform during those pivotal moments?
  • What steps can someone take right now if they want to start creating their champions blueprint?

 

Rapid Fire Questions:

What is the #1 habit you contribute most to your success?

  • Persistence

What mentor had the biggest impact on your life and why?

  • His Olympic cycling coach, especially when he said: “your highest obligation is to follow your curiosity.”

Do you have a morning routine or a ritual to prime yourself for the day?

  • Take the time to be aware of your conscious awareness before you do anything else, where revelation and problem solving are presenting to our consciousness.

  • Wait 2-3 minutes before we go into full conscious awareness.

What is the #1 book you’ve recommended to others and why?

Where’s the best place is to connect with you?

www.drjeffspencer.com (Signing up for his email list!)

 

 

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Sep 8, 2016

Diets don't work.

 

If you’ve ever attacked your health and fitness routine like a maniac, only to fall back into old bad habits… this is the show for you!

 

Enter Kris J. Simpson and his All Inclusive approach to keeping the weight off and creating high-performance health.

 

In this interview you will learn:

  • Kris’ unbeatable S-M-A-R-T Shift acronym for achieving your goals.
  • His incredible story of overcoming addiction and developing the strategies for living a life of richness, gratitude, and fulfillment.  
  • Strategies for balancing your F.E.A.R.S. (Food, Emotions, Activity, Relaxing and Sleeping).
  • Kris’ practices for creating a peak state and smashing your fitness and wellness goals.
  • How to keep the weight off by sustaining a balanced and normalized lifestyle.
  • Tactics for overcoming your F.E.A.R.S. (False Expectations Appearing Real Syndrome).
  • How to find peace, presence, and fulfillment in less than 20 minutes a day.

In the episode, Kris also gives you a copy of his new book, All Inclusive Diet: Finding Balance & Keeping the Weight Off. Tune into the episode to get the details!

 

Kris’s Bio:

 

Our next guest Kris J. Simpson is a veteran of the weight-loss, fitness, and physical rehabilitation industry. He is an elite personal trainer, former national bodybuilding champion and CEO and founder of Bodies By Design Fitness Studios. He was also featured as a spokesperson for health and fitness on CP24, City TV, and the E! Channel.


As a Weight-loss Coach, Seminar Leader, Speaker, and Author, Kris found his calling to
help other people restore balance and keep the weight off as he did for himself. As his motto states, he will continue to – Inspire to Aspire™

 

Kris welcome to the Unleash Your Inner Genius Podcast!

 

Question/Topics We Will Cover:

  • What’s the story behind your Interest in all things health, weight loss and fitness?
  • Why do you think so many top performers tend to yo-yo diet and struggle to keep the weight off?
  • In your book, you mention the 5-P’s of food logistics. Could you describe what they are and how someone living a busy/high-stress lifestyle can implement the 5-P’s?
  • In your book, you talk about the five facets of health. Could you say what those are and why each chapter begins with “awareness” and includes some form of tracking or measuring progress?
  • How do you recommend people approach fitness, health, and weight loss goals (the 7 Day S.M.A.R.T. SHIFT)?
  • Lastly, you HAVE to tell me about George your spiritual sensei who taught you to let go and go with the flow!

 

Rapid Fire Questions:

What is the #1 habit you contribute most to your success?

Do you have a morning routine or a ritual to prime yourself for the day?  

What is the #1 book you’ve recommended to others and why?

What is your favorite online tool or app?

  • Google Apps

What podcasts do you tune into regularly?

 

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  2. Compose a message to Kris@krisJsimpson.com
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  4. In the body text write: “ Hi Kris, I heard your wonderful interview on UYIG, could you please send me a free copy of your book? - Thanks! ”
  5. Get your free copy, with no hassle.

 

Other Books/Resources Mentioned:

A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose

The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself

Author Incubator - Angela Loria

 

Aug 25, 2016

Our next guest Andrew McDermot is the founder of the nutritional performance company First Finisher. He’s also a good friend and the host of the Champions Mindset Podcast.

Andrew welcome to the Unleash Your Inner Genius Podcast!

Question/Topics We Will Cover:

  • Tell us about the work you do and how you became interested in mindset, nutrition, health, fitness and peak athletic performance?

  • What’s the story behind your interest in supplementation and building a champions mindset?

  • What daily health, lifestyle, and nutritional principles do you recommend to others who live a busy high-stress life? 

  • Do you have any strategies for lowering stress and relaxing at the end of a hard day (PM Routine)?

  • What are the key supplements for the peak performer?

  • Do you use any nootropics to maintain a champions mindset?

  • What personal development strategies do you recommend for building a champions mindset (books, courses, daily practices, etc.)?

 

Rapid Fire Questions:

What is the #1 habit you contribute most to your success?

  • Waking Up early

Do you have a morning routine or a ritual to prime yourself for the day?

 

What is the #1 book you’ve recommended to others and why?

  • Mastery

What is your favorite online tool or app?

  • Evernote

What podcasts do you tune into regularly?

Where’s the best place is to connect with you?

 

Other Resources Mentioned:

Aug 9, 2016

Our next guest is Ron Tsang. He’s a presentation skill expert and author of the Amazon Canada #1 best-seller “From Presentation to Standing Ovation”.

Unlike most public speaking coaches, Ron is a former stock analyst who has been pitched to by thousands of CEOs and CFOs. Ron was responsible for evaluating these presentations, so he has a unique perspective on how to communicate at the highest levels.

Ron welcome to the Unleash Your Inner Genius Podcast!

 

Question/Topics We Will Cover:

  • Tell us about the work you do and how you became interested in public speaking?
  • What is your definition of effective communication?
  • For this next question, we’re going to assume that the person listening is not terrified of public speaking. For those of us who want to improve their ability to communicate to others, where do we begin?
  • What techniques or rituals do you recommend for getting in “the zone” before public speaking?
  • How do we develop a natural speaking personality and use it to win over hearts and minds of our audience?
  • Why is storytelling important and how can we use it to improve our presentations?
  • What’s the number one thing you consistently recommend to your clients in order to improve their public speaking and communication?
  • Any additional habits or suggestions for communicating with power and influence?

 

Rapid Fire Questions:

What is the #1 habit you contribute most to your success?

  • Learn new information and apply it!

Do you have a morning routine or a ritual to prime yourself for the day?

  • Meditate
  • Exercise
  • 5 Minute Journal Gratitude
  • Productivity Planner

What is the #1 book you’ve recommended to others and why?

What is your favorite online tool or app?

  • An egg timer in the shape of a pig!

What podcasts do you tune into regularly?

Where’s the best place is to connect with you?

 

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If you have already bought the book, get your freebies here - http://rhtsang.com/book/

 

Other Links Mentioned In This Show:

 

Jul 14, 2016

Our next guest is the Founder of The League of Creative Introverts, an online community for those who struggle with self-promotion and confidence.

Cat welcome to Unleash Your Inner Genius!

 

Question/Topics We Will Cover:

  • Tell us about the work that you do and who you help :)
  • What’s the story behind The League of Creative Introverts?
  • What does it mean to be an introvert in trying to make it in today's super connected world?
  • What are the most common excuses people use to stop working towards their goals?
  • What are some of the methods/tactics/habits you teach others to cultivate the courage they need to go and promote themselves?
  • For those who are introverts, how do we put ourselves in a position to succeed?

 

Rapid Fire Questions:

What is the #1 habit you contribute most to your success?

 

  • Waking Up Early

 

 What is the #1 book you’ve recommended to others and why?

 

 

 What is your favorite online tool or app?

 

 

 What podcasts do you tune into regularly?

 

 

 

Before you take off, can you let us know where the best place is to connect with you?

 

 

 

Cat is Giving Away A Free Bootcamp For Creatives To All UYIG Listeners!

Click Here To Get it

 

 

Other Books Mentioned During The Show

 

 

 

Jul 1, 2016

Our next guest is a good friend and an expert in the areas of health and wellness.

She is a Huffington Post blogger and speaks at conferences in the US and Europe about trust, intimacy, and intuition including the 2105 Bulletproof Biohacking Conference and the Upcoming OuiShare fest in May.

She's on a quest to always improve physical and mental health and to share what she learns with others.

Alison Cebulla, welcome to the Show!

 

Background/Your Story

  • How did you become interested in wellness and what's the story behind your career as a coach?

 Overcoming Shame

  • What is shame and why do most people believe that it's not an issue for them? Where does shame come from?
  • How does shame affect and control our lives?
  • Do you think perfectionism and procrastination come from shame?
  • What are some common shame triggers for men and women? Is shame different for men and women?
  • What is a practical process or habit someone could use to deal with their shame triggers?
  • How do we deal with imposter syndrome?

 Embracing Vulnerability and Empathy

  • What is vulnerability and why do we need to embrace it? What's the benefit for doing so?
  • What routines, habits or processes do you teach in order to embrace vulnerability on a daily basis?
  • How can we use gratitude and empathy in order to embrace vulnerability?

 Rapid Fire Questions:

Jun 7, 2016

Introduction:

Our next guest is the founder of SideHustleNation.com and is the host of a fantastic podcast by the same name.

He shares stories about entrepreneurs who are running "side hustles" and are making money doing it. His podcast was nominated for Best Business Podcast at the annual New Media Expo Podcast Award Show.

His work stands out in the noise of various entrepreneur advice and business shows, because he actually backs up his claims with case studies and hard numbers.

Topics/Questions Covered:

  • Q1: What are the most common reasons someone would want to start a side hustle? and what's been the biggest takeaway/reward for you in building Side Hustle Nation?
  • Q2: Can you tell us the story behind why you started Side Hustle Nation?
  • Q3: Nick, most people listening are in the early stages of their side hustle. They are either dreaming about it or in the early stages of actually doing it. What's the most common success barriers or fears you see in people who want to start a side business?
  • Q3: What skills, habits and routines did you need to develop in order to build Side Hustle Nation? What was the process you went through?
  • Q4: What are the productivity habits you personally swear by?
  • Q5: What does your daily routine look like?
  • Q6: Who were your mentors (either in person or virtual) and how did they help you streamline your growth as a business owner?
  • Q7: How do we get good enough to get paid in our side hustle?
  • Q8: We've all seen the success stories of someone who goes from 0 to 6 figures overnight. What do you think is a realistic timeframe for someone starting from 0 to start making money with their Side Hustle.
  • Q9: What prevents us from taking the next step in our business evolution?
  • Q10: Your podcast has over 164 episodes. What have you learned from interviewing some of the most successful people in the world? Tapping into marketplace
  • Q11: What are you most excited about right now?

Rapid Fire Questions:

What is the #1 habit you contribute most to your success?

The Skill Of Learning New Skills

What is the #1 book you’ve recommended to others and why?

The Go Givers

What is your favorite online tool or app?

Lastpass (password protection)

What podcasts do you tune into regularly?

Tropical MBA, Smart Passive Income

Before you take off, can you let us know where the best place is to connect with you?
www.SideHustleNation.com/Ideas

 

Check Out More At www.StopStartDo.com/Podcast

May 26, 2016

Our next guest is the founder of  Willpowered.co, is a published author and a good friend.

He teaches people how to improve their willpower and self discipline so that they can achieve any goal. His recently released book the Will of Heroes is getting stellar reviews on Amazon and was funded through a very kickstarter campaign.

His work stands out in the noise of performance psychology writers and he is an expert in the science of willpower.

Colin Robertson, welcome to the Show!

 

Topics Covered:

  • Q: What are the most common reasons someone would want to understand willpower and how to improve it? What has improving your willpower allowed you to do in your career?
  • Q: What caused you to be so interested in the science of willpower? And what's the story behind willpowered.co?
  • Q: What are some of the most common misconceptions about willpower?
  • Q: Most people dream about achieving their goals in business, health, love or happiness and yet so many of us fail to follow though. It's March as of this recording and most people have fallen off their new year's resolutions. How do we use the science of willpower to stick with and achieve our goals?
  • Q: Let's talk about your recently released book the Will of Heroes. What's it about and how can someone benefit from reading your book?
  • Q: Most people including myself have dreamed about writing a book and few of us actually do it. What skills, habits and routines did you need to develop in to write the Will of Heroes?
  • Q: What did you learn about yourself going through the process of writing the book?
  • Q: Let's talk about your habits and personal productivity. What are the productivity habits you personally swear by?
  • Q: What does your daily routine look like?
  • Q: Who were your mentors (either in person or virtual) and how did they help you streamline your growth as an entrepreneur and writer?
  • Q: What are you most excited about right now?

 

Rapid Fire Questions:

What is the #1 habit you contribute most to your success? Typing 1,000 words per day

What is the #1 book you’ve recommended to others and why? Mastery , Willpower Instinct and the Will of Heroes.

What is your favorite online tool or app? SumoMe

What podcasts do you tune into regularly? Audible and Joe Rogan

Before you take off, can you let us know where the best place is to connect with you? www.Willpowered.Co

May 17, 2016

My first guests on the UNLEASH Your Inner Genius Podcast are the founders of IDEA LEMON, an education platform that helps you discover your inner awesome so you can have your dream career.

Their newly released course titled Discover your Inner Awesome Master Class helps people including yours truly figure out what you want, gain confidence, and get to the next level in your career by establishing thought leadership.

And today we're going to talk about building a badass personal brand that makes you standout from the crowd.

Questions/Topics Covered During the Show:

Q: Most people listening are at the point where they realize that their career is not what they want. They want a promotion, or to be in a different industry or to start a business. And they are probably asking "How did it come to this?". What do you think is the reason that we often end up in this place, where we are so dissatisfied and feel stuck? 
Q: What is personal branding and how can it help someone who wants to be more than just the status quo? How has it helped people you've worked with?
Q:How do you build a badass personal brand that gets you noticed?
Q: If I am someone listening to this, and I want to stand out from the crowd. What's the first thing I should do?
Q: What are the most common roadblocks or success barriers that you see with people when they are developing their personal brand?
Q: What strategies or exercises can someone use to start building their personal brand?


Rapid Fire Questions:

What is the #1 habit you contribute most to your success? 
Martin - Perseverance (Journaling, podcasts)  
Raj recording his content, put himself close to the source of knowledge)

What is the #1 book you’ve recommended to others and why? 
Martin- A more Beautiful Question
RAJ - I Will Teach You To Be Rich - Ramit Sethi

What is your favorite online tool or app? 
Martin - Coach.me
Raj - voice memos app

What podcasts do you tune into regularly? 
Cracked podcast, Unmistakable Creative, Hidden brain, Microphone Check, Presidential

Want To Learn More?

  • Check out their website at www.Idealemon.com
  • Contact email: Getfresh@idealemon.com
  • Get Their Course: www.Discoveryourinnerawesome.com
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