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44 minutes | 3 months ago
Rabbit Hole: How to Deal With Obstacles & Knowing When To Quit /Brett Steenbarger, Josh Mansour, Paula Giraldi
This is a ‘Rabbit Hole’ episode, where I explore the topic of ‘obstacles’ rather than the achievement of one particular person. I seek to understand why some people are able to overcome and even grow from life’s challenges, and why others can’t, and, if this mindset can be cultivated? I speak to world renowned psychologist Brett Steenbarger, I reflect on my conversation with NRL Athlete, Josh Mansour, and I speak to mother/cancer battler, Paula Giraldi. The catalyst for this journey was a personal injury. In August of 2020, just 4 weeks after gyms opened back up in Australia, I tore my pec muscle off my tendon. On Monday 10th of August the injury happened. On Tuesday the 11th, after confirming it was a torn pec, I changed my diet to lowered calories, largely plant based, no alcohol and had a 30 day plan that was focused on recovering as fast as possible. I felt I handled the injury pretty well, considering how serious it was and how important exercise is to me. The way I figured was, there was nothing I could do about it ,and it at least gave me the chance to spend more time with the kids and appreciate my wife more. This episode isn’t about me though. It’s about understanding the mindset of those who grow from obstacles and setbacks and those, who’re defeated by them. With what’s going on in the world, I can think of no better time to explore this subject than now. I lean on three people to help me understand the subject: Brett Steenbarger: A Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY. Brett works as a performance coach for hedge fund portfolio managers and traders and has written several books on trading psychology. He has also written several dozen peer-reviewed book chapters and journal articles on the topic of brief approaches to cognitive, behavioural, and emotional change and recently published a blog book on trading and spirituality. Josh Mansour: Josh is one of Australia’s most accomplished NRL players, having represented state, country and his club the South Sydney Rabbitohs. Paula Giraldi: In 2020, Paula found out she was pregnant with her fourth child to her longtime partner who she was in the middle of a messy separation with. Then she found out she had breast cancer. Paula’s story is about how ordinary Australian’s can be extraordinary people. SHOWNOTES Places We Go Why some people get stuck on setbacks, and others overcome them? Can the ‘solution’ and ‘growth’ focused mentality be cultivated? Changing from ‘Why?’ to ‘How?’ The power of ‘purpose’ when dealing with pain When quitting is a good thing Links https://www.viacharacter.org – Character strength survey TraderFeed Blog Brett Steenbarger Website Ryan Holiday – The Obstacle Is The Way Viktor Frankl – Man’s Search For Meaning Have feedback for the show? Let me know on LinkedIn at FabDM or Instagram at @FabXIII Also, make sure you give us a review on Apple Podcast/iTunes or your preferred podcast platform (it helps )
58 minutes | a year ago
Guy Kawasaki – Evangelist, Author, Entrepreneur, Father
Guy Kawasaki is a Silicon-Valley based author, speaker, entrepreneur, and evangelist. He was one of the Apple employees originally responsible for marketing their Macintosh computer line in 1984 and is now the Chief Evangelist at Canva and host of the podcast series, Remarkable People. In this episode we discuss everything from Steve Jobs’ personality and leadership style to Guy’s advice for parents. SHOWNOTES Key Topics We Discuss The power of an exceptional product How to be an evangelist Podcasting: tools and tactics Remarkable People: Guy’s new Podcast Technology’s role in Covid 19 How to get the attention of people in demand. Timing and value Steve Jobs and a culture of competence How would Steve Job’s personality play out in todays culture The richest vein for a tech company There is no single path to success, but there’s many ways to fail Links Canva Wise Guy (Book) Descript – Podcast Editing Guy Kawasaki – Remarkable People Podcast Guy Kawasaki – LinkedIn Guy Kawasaki – Website Have feedback for the show? Let me know on LinkedIn at FabDM or Instagram at @FabXIII Also, make sure you give us a review on Apple Podcast/iTunes or your preferred podcast platform (it helps )
83 minutes | a year ago
Will Young- Founder & CEO of Campos Coffee
If there’s one man we can thank for the quality and adoration of the Australian coffee culture, it’s Will Young from Campos. Will founded Campos in 1997 and today is the most iconic brand in Australian coffee, and one of the most recognisable brands in the country. In this discussion we talk about: scaling and maintaining quality, building a brand (by accident), the changing competitive landscape, and the importance of integrity and purpose. SHOWNOTES Key Topics We Discuss The genesis of Campos coffee Losing to Starbucks Beating Starbucks Scaling and maintaining quality How the challenge has changed since 1997 *Cup of Excellence program Navigating corrupt local governments Building the brand by accident The importance of values: Purpose & Integrity *I encourage everybody reading this to look up the ‘Cup of Excellence’ program. The program can help farmers go from being paid $1 per pound to $100 per pound – it can completely change the lives for the farmers and their communities. For example, 55% of people in Rwanda generate their income from coffee. If you can increase the price of coffee you purchase from Rwanda, you increase the GDP of the entire country. Links E Myth Revisited Cup of Excellence: Awards for coffee farmers Campos Youtube Campos Instagram Campos Facebook Campos Website Will Young – LinkedIn Have feedback for the show? Let me know on LinkedIn at FabDM or Instagram at @FabXIII Also, make sure you give us a review on Apple Podcast/iTunes or your preferred podcast platform (it helps )
102 minutes | a year ago
Stevan Premutico: Founder of Dimmi and Me&U – ‘A Purposeful Life’
Stevan Premutico founded Dimmi, a restaurant reservation technology which was acquired by Tripadvisor for $25m in 2015 and is now the founder and CEO of Me&U, which seeks to entirely change the way we order and pay for food and drinks at venues. Me&U has raised over $8m from investors such as Justin Hemmes of Merivale. This episode is about leadership, it’s about taking risks, it’s about fear, it’s about winning and it’s about losing. But most of all, it’s about living a life in the pursuit of ones full potential, a life without regret. SHOWNOTES Key Topics We Discuss Stevan left a senior job to find his purpose. Months in to being jobless, living in a friends attic and having no money, just an idea for Dimmi he had drawn on a napkin – Stevan was offered a dream job by Richard Branson, which he declined in order to pursue what he believed in. We discuss why he declined this dream role. What was easier vs. harder the second time round as a successful startup entrepreneur What Stevan learned most from Dimmi, which he’s applied to Me&U The system he uses to pick the best business ideas from the rest Why it’s important to surround yourself with the best The road ahead for Me&U Dealing with self-doubt The importance of purpose The power of self-belief Links Follow Stevan Premutico on LinkedIn Me&U Have feedback for the show? Let me know on LinkedIn at FabDM or Instagram at @FabXIII Also, make sure you give us a review on Apple Podcast/iTunes or your preferred podcast platform (it helps )
60 minutes | a year ago
Michelle Duval – Fingerprint For Success
Michelle helped found the field of professional coaching in Australia in 1997 and became a leading voice forging developmental and transformational coaching worldwide; working with leaders of billion dollar companies like Canva to Bathurst race car drivers, helping them discover their path forward. Now Michelle is the founder and CEO of Fingerprint For Success (F4S), a people analytics and coaching platform that assists startups, scale-ups and enterprise teams to map and develop innovative and entrepreneurial talent – based on 20 years of scientific study. On this episode we discuss how Michelle has not only navigated her career as one of Australia’s pioneering and leading executive & entrepreneur coaches, but how she’s finding the transition away from running a service based company to a tech startup. We dive into themes that Michelle’s discovered about the worlds highest achievers, and dissect my results from the Fingerprint For Success report. Key Takeaways Strengths and Blindspots: Strengths and blindspots only exist in context. My personal conviction and internal reference, for instance, works well in some business settings like the early stages of a startup, but, in a large corporate setting they could be an issue, causing conflict with other positions of authority and teams. We all have have strengths, we all have blindspots – and they’re often one and the same. The biggest difference between the highest achievers and everybody else, is an undistracted mind (focus). Over 20 years working as a coach, Michelle noticed significant and common differences between those who had billion dollar IPO’s, successful exits, top athletes and were elite’s in their respective fields, versus everyone else – and the biggest difference is the degree of undistracted focus to one audacious vision. The 1%, the highest achievers resolve their absolute focus and dedication to one thing. They’re not scattered, they’re not trying to juggle several major things at once – there is no distraction, but absolute focus on their one desired outcome. There can other components that are running within that one thing, but they all aim at the one direction, towards their vision. You must sacrifice balance, for success. Balance for breakthrough success, is a myth. Seeking to keep all of your cups half-full, only makes you realise how all of your cups are still half empty; each cup is a distraction and consumes energy to maintain. To achieve a giant leap in your field, a breakthrough success, you must be ‘all-in’, and shift the scales to one side. One can integrate different components of their life into their vision, and that may increase as their journey continues, but initially – there must be sacrifice, and absolute undistracted commitment. This dedication may not be sustainable for the long-term, but is required for at least the short-term. Note: All three points are related. An undistracted mind must inherently sacrifice the things that could distract it from singular focus. Those who’re able to do this, with their eye on a grand vision, seem to be able to achieve breakthrough success. However, the rare ability to do this proves to be a blindspot in other contexts – it can effect relationships and health. Also, once the vision has been achieved, this ability may no longer be required ,but, is often still employed or focused on the wrong areas, sabotaging new beginnings and areas of life which now can be pursued. “Hard work isn’t just all the hours you put in. It’s all the things you’ve got to say no to”. Links Fingerprint For Success – Try for free Follow Michelle Duval on LinkedIn Have feedback for the show? Let me know on LinkedIn at FabDM or Instagram at @FabXIII Also, make sure you give us a review on Apple Podcast/iTunes or your preferred podcast platform (it helps )
55 minutes | a year ago
Mark Fisher: The Path To Joy & Confusion
Mark Fisher is a former stage actor turned fitness nerd; he is the co-founder of Mark Fisher Fitness, a boutique fitness centre which has two physical locations in New York and was recognised on the Inc. 500 fastest growing companies in America list. Mark is also a sort after international speaker and consultant, where he’s worked with clients from Sony Music to Anytime Fitness, helping them change the way they think about culture and leadership. This conversation has very little to do with fitness or growing a gym, rather, this is a conversation about identity, self-awareness, pursuit and personal development. Enjoy the show. Show Links Mark Fisher Fitness Business For Unicorns Mark Fisher Instagram Two 12 Have feedback for the show? Let me know Instagram at @FabXIII Also, make sure you give us a review on Apple Podcast/iTunes or your preferred podcast platform (it helps )
54 minutes | 2 years ago
Matthew Browne: The Entrepreneur’s Entrepreneur
Matthew Browne is a serial entrepreneur, he’s the CEO & Co-Founder of Donesafe, the Co-Founder of Whispli, Venture Partner at Antler and the Chief Investor at Black Nova Group. In this episode we get a more exposed look into the mind and story of one of Australia’s best and fastest rising entrepreneurs. Show Links Donesafe Whispli Antler Black Nova Group Delta Talks Follow Matt on LinkedIn Have feedback for the show? Let me know Instagram at @FabXIII Also, make sure you give us a review on Apple Podcast/iTunes or your preferred podcast platform (it helps )
44 minutes | 2 years ago
Jason Feifer: The Do’s and Don’ts of Podcasting & Getting Media Coverage
Jason is the editor-in-chief of Entrepreneur magazine, and host of three podcasts: Pessimists Archive, Problem Solvers and Hush Money. In this episode we cover the do’s and don’ts of getting media coverage, and the best way to start podcasting. Show Links Entrepreneur Pessimists Archive Problem Solvers Hush Money Jason Feifer – website Two12 Conference Have feedback for the show? Let me know Instagram at @FabXIII Also, make sure you give us a review on Apple Podcast/iTunes or your preferred podcast platform (it helps )
114 minutes | 2 years ago
Paul Cale: War & Peace // The 8 Blackbelt Commando
Meet Paul Cale. He is a former Sergeant from the Second Commando Regiment; an elite branch of the Australian Defense Force who suffered more casualties than any other military unit through several tours of Iraq and Afghanistan. He also strangled a Taliban leader with his bare hands, has 8 black belts and runs his own successful company. Paul’s life is a labyrinth and in this episode, we open many doors from Martial Arts to PTSD to leadership. Enjoy the show. Show Links Paul Cale Facebook Paul Cale Instagram Knitetic Fighting Beyond Submission Youtube Have feedback for the show? Let me know Instagram at @FabXIII Also, make sure you give us a review on Apple Podcast/iTunes or your preferred podcast platform (it helps )
68 minutes | 2 years ago
Cameron Adams, Co-Founder of Canva: Growing With a Unicorn
Cameron Adams is the Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer of Canva. In this episode, Cameron talks about the mistakes and lessons he’s learned as he’s grown, and grown with, a company that started in an old shared office with three people into one now worth $3.6 Billion with over 15 million active users worldwide. This is a story of risk and fairy-tale reward, rife with nightmares along the way. This conversation takes us through the journey from where Cameron grew up, to the present and his vision for the future of Canva. Growing one of only a few of Australia’s ‘unicorn businesses’ meant that Cameron himself has had to personally grow and develop as a person and as a business leader. Mistakes made along the way They built a Christmas card feature; which was only used by a handful of people. They created a ‘Social Media’ layer on top of Canva, which didn’t work. They Created the ‘Canva button’ – an integration for partners like Etsy, at their request, which allowed people to create designs right from the partner’s platform. The partners deprioritised this feature for their roadmap and it was never used. 3 Key Lessons Be true to yourself and your vision: if someone is trying to get you to build something you don’t truly believe in, don’t. Be focused and not get too distracted by shiny things, a lot of opportunities may come up that look promising, but they don’t fit your roadmap and waste your time. Having to rely on other people to grow your business is a really bad place to be in, you always want to be in control of your own destiny. Show Links The Man in Blue Canva Got feedback for the show? Let me know Instagram at @FabXIII Also, make sure you give us a review on Apple Podcast/iTunes or your preferred podcast platform (it helps )
84 minutes | 2 years ago
Enson Inoue – The Modern-Day Musashi: Living Your ‘Way’
Enson Inoue is a former UFC fighter, Pride Fighter & Shotoo Heavyweight Champion from the old guard. This is not a conversation about Enson the “Mixed Martial Artist”; this is an episode about Enson “The Man”. A modern-day samurai in the pursuit of his ‘way’; living life under his code in the pursuit of becoming that which he shall never become. If you feel like you’re not living your most ‘authentic self’, or growing as an individual identity- this is the episode for you. “Being honourable is about integrity; it’s about choosing to do the right or wrong thing, whether people will know about it or not” GIVEAWAY I have a special gift for the listeners of this show; I have two handmade Destiny Forever bracelets to giveaway. Proceeds go to helping Enson with his charity work around Japan. The first two people to contact me on Instagram @FABXIII in reference to this episode or via my website www.scartissuepodcast.com will win. Show Links Desinty Forever Book: Live as a Man. Dies as a Man. Become a Man. Follow Enson on Instagram Got feedback for the show? Let me know Instagram at @FabXIII Also, make sure you give us a review on Apple Podcast/iTunes or your preferred podcast platform (it helps )
75 minutes | 2 years ago
Stephen M. R. Covey – Trust: The One Thing That Changes Everything
Stephen M. R. Covey is the bestselling author of The SPEED of Trust—The One Thing That Changes Everything. He is the former CEO of Covey Leadership Center, which, under his management, became the largest leadership development company in the world worth over $160m. Stephen personally led the strategy that propelled his father’s book, Dr. Stephen R....
73 minutes | 2 years ago
Prof. Iain McGregor – Making Sense Of Medicinal Marijuana
Professor Iain McGregor is a graduate of Oxford University and is currently the NHMRC Principal Research Fellow, Professor of Psychopharmacology and Director of the Psychopharmacology laboratory at the University of Sydney. Iain is also the Academic Director at The Lambert initiative, which is an Australian first in the field of medicinal cannabinoids and whose aim is to...
114 minutes | 2 years ago
Oscar McMahon – Young Henrys: A Dream. A Beer. A Soul.
Oscar McMahon is the co-founder of Young Henrys beer, one of Australia’s largest craft beer companies sold across 1,000 bars, clubs, hotels and major retailers. This is a guide to anybody with a creative soul who wants to learn how to build and scale a business without sacrificing their authenticity, creativity or the thing that...
80 minutes | 2 years ago
Christian “Boo” Boucousis: The Fighter Pilot CEO
Christian “Boo” Boucousis’ story is the real world example of how fighter pilots use the skills developed during their military careers to succeed in business. He is now a high-performance speaker and CEO of Afterburner Australia, CEO of Mode Developments and owner of Australian Aviation Magazine. Boo served as an elite Royal Australia Air Force...
75 minutes | 2 years ago
Rob Hango-Zada – There Is No One More Youer Than You: Lessons In Startup Success
Rob Hango-Zada is the co-founder and co-CEO of Shippit; the Australian poster child of a startup success story. In our conversation I wanted to scratch beneath the surface, I wanted to know why countless others have tried following that same template and failed, what separates Rob and Shippit from the rest? And, was the journey all smooth...
64 minutes | 2 years ago
Justin McDonell – The King Of Gyms: Franchising to 500+
Justin McDonell is the Co-founder & Chairman of the Collective Wellness Group which has brands such as Anytime Fitness, Orange Theory and Xtand Barre under its umbrella. With over 700 gym locations launched across several countries, Justin is the master of franchising. Key Lessons Find the best person, and have faith: Good people will outdo...
82 minutes | 2 years ago
Marc Randolph, Co-Founder of Netflix: Behind The Curtains
Marc Randolph has founded and co-founded over 6 businesses, one being the BI tool Looker and another being the $146 billion dollar behemoth, Netflix. Today, Marc coaches startup founders and helps them unlock what’s holding them back. This is a peek behind the curtains of the man who’s a master of startups. Key Lessons Balance is key...
71 minutes | 2 years ago
Josh Mansour – How The Obstacle Becomes The Way
State & Country representative athlete, Dally M Winger of The Year; Josh Mansour is one of the biggest names in the NRL today. The public knows him for his relentless style of football and his miraculous recovery from two traumatic injuries -but this is the private untold story about the man behind the athlete. A...
63 minutes | 2 years ago
Louis Ferrante – Part 2: The Mafia & The Man
Louis Ferrante is a former Gambino crime family mobster who, by the age of 21, had netted millions for the mafia. Today, Lou is a legitimate man, dedicating his life to enhancing the minds of others. He’s a best-selling author, a TV host and speaker. This is a story of redemption, of values and a...
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