The Lion's Den For Business Men
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The Lion's Den for Businessmen gives high-achieving men in their prime, or "Lions," tips, strategies and stories to inspire and encourage them toward a more extraordinary life.
It also acts as a gathering point for The Lions Pride. The Lions Pride is a company and movement uniting high achievers seeking a life where success means more than making tons of money. To a world where family, business, health, hobbies and time freedom can coexist.
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213: From rock bottom to on top of the world
2 days ago
Money isn’t the primary reason or an excuse for doing or not doing something in your life. My guest today knows that from experience after a rough road that made him suicidal before landing him on top of the world. Michael Isom is the founder of Vault AIS, and lives a raw, real, relevant and ruthlessly committed life. But it wasn’t always that way for him. At age 22, Michael stumbled into a job selling some of the first cell phones on the market, and made more in his first month doing that than he ever had in a year up until that point. And the money just kept coming. Six years later, he started a business with one of my favorite podcast guests of all-time: New York Times bestselling author Garrett Gunderson. After a rough patch caused by the death of two business partners in a plane crash, Garrett and Michael parted ways. That’s when Michael fell prey to a major myth in the financial industry: that high risk creates high returns. When he did that, he lost $4 million in a bad investment. Worse than that, though, he lost his best asset. His best investment. He started to lose himself. He shut down his three offices, fired his 16 employees and lived off savings for the next two and a half years. Those years, he said, were a blur of alcohol and cycling to numb the pain and keep him from coming to grips with what he had done. His family left him, telling him to get clean, and he ended up with a gun his mouth, crying and screaming at God for answers. Since then, he’s learned that the best investment, your #1 asset, is you. And if you don’t take care of yourself, you can’t take care of the people you love. If you feel any of the pain of letting yourself go—whether because of a bad investment or for other reasons, you need to listen to Michael’s story of redemption. You’re not alone, Lions. If you feel like no one understands your situation, you need to hear what Michael has to say about mindset. And if you want to hear the moving story of how Michael bounced back from suicidal to on top of the world, click play in the player above to get started. Listen to this episode to hear me talk with Michael Isom about getting on top of the world after wanting to end it all and more:
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5 days ago
Rated 5 out of
Excellent Interviewer and Worthwhile Material!
I was recently interviewed by Robert Mallon, and have listened to some of his podcasts. Robert does a great job drawing out the essence of his featured guest's experiences on the show, and the inspirational message from them for his listeners. With his easy going conversational style, it felt like talking with an old friend. Thank you for having me on your podcast, Robert. It was a real pleasure!
Author: The Last Places on Earth: Journeys in Our Disappearing World
Marina Del Rey, CA
Date published: 2016-04-26