When you think of salesmen, what do you think of? At one point in my life I thought of salesmen as being a bit slimy. I grew up in the tri-state area of New York City and we had this guy Crazy Eddie who would come on the TV and scream about what sales he was running on his appliance stores each week.
Many others think of a sleezy car dealer who's going to try to get you in a crumby old car at a ridiculous price and for a crazy interest rate.
But the best salesmen aren't slimy and they aren't looking to swindle anyone out of anything. The best sales people are actually working with the best of intentions.
Our guest today, Randall Grizzle, looks at sales as a generous act. He's literally helping people to get over their fears to get closer to their dreams. He operates under a strong ethical code, and that code has given him more success than any sleezy car dealer could ever hope for.
Even though you've probably never heard of him, Randall is the man responsible for helping to build companies like Dotcom Secrets into multimillion dollar empires. Now, he's recently launched a new venture where he's creating virtual sales floors for companies around the world.
Randall sat down with me to share some of the secrets that have made him successful. You'll definitely want to listen to this with a pen and paper, and be sure to also get his book Closer Secrets at http://www.closersecrets.com.
2018 is over, and it seems like it went by in a heartbeat. In fact, each year seems to be going by quicker and quicker.
I don't have much for you in this year end message except to sum up everything we've learned this year together into a simple message: don't let fear defeat you.
Don't let fear keep you in the same place you've always been in 2019. Keep growing, keep building, and keep getting stronger.
Happy New Year from the Warrior Soul Family to you.
Each year, people set New Years resolutions and each year most people fail to reach the standard they set for themselves at the beginning at the year.
It's after Christmas, 2018 now and trainers are out there all over the internet trying to convince you to take a step toward fitness in 2019. This is a good thing. If you want to be your best, fitness needs to take a front seat in your life.
But the problem that most people have with keeping to their resolutions is that they don't do anything to associate those goals with the rest of their lives.
As nice as it would be to be trim, fit, muscular, or ripped, it's all nice to have, but not essential for survival. If you want your goals to survive past that first period where work becomes overwhelming or that first period of stress, the goal needs to be about something more.
Fitness needs to become a key aspect, in your mind, that allows you to become everything you do.
Remi Adeleke is an actor and author who served as a US Navy Seal for 13 years. He is also one of the most inspiring people I've ever met.
Born in Nigeria to a well to do family, Remi's father died when he was only 5 years old. Upon his death, the Nigerian government froze his family's assets, and Remi's American mother was forced to move him back to the US.
Remi grew up in a rough neighborhood in the Bronx. By his teenage years, he was dealing drugs and running scams. After a drug deal gone bad, Remi decided that this life wasn't for him and decided to fulfill his dream to become a US Navy Seal.
This dream was instilled in him after watching Michael Bay's move The Rock. Remi went to the recruiter, but learned that there were two warrants out for his arrest.
Through a twist of fate, Remi was able to get those warrants expunged and he went on to join the Navy. After two attempts to get through BUD/s Remi made it through and became a Seal. He went on to serve for 13 years until leaving in 2016.
At the end of his Seal career, Remi was looking for his next mission. That's when another twist of fate got him onto one of Michael Bay's movie sets where he landed a role in Transformers: The Last Knight.
This is a story about transformation, determination, and sheer faith in God. Remi's upcoming book Transformed chronicles his life and everything that led to his current success.
To pre order Remi's Book: http://www.transformedstory.com
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Like any addiction, a grudge will wear a hole into you. Unlike many addictions, a grudge doesn't involve putting a substance into your body.
Instead it survives by getting you to focus only on the dark corners of your mind. Holding a grudge means that you are focused, not on those things that will make your life better, but on the person you're holding your grudge against.
The thing is that holding a grudge doesn't really affect the other person. Your hate and your focus on that other person's life really just affects you.
It puts you into a hole and into a life you never wanted to be in in the first place. All you're doing by holding a grudge is allowing the other person to grow faster than you.
How do you get over a grudge? It's not necessarily forgiveness, but rather just letting it go. The key is in taking your attention off of the other person and onto making your life better. Work on your fitness, your career, your business, and your positive relationships.
I've lost three people this year to opiate related deaths and I've lost 8 over the last five years. Each loss has been heartbreaking because, in each case, the deceased left behind families who were destroyed from the grief and loss.
Here's the thing: no one grows up wanting to become a drug addict. People do not go down this road willingly. In each case, it began with an injury and a prescription.
When the prescription ran out, the pain didn't stop and an addiction was already developed.
We tend to think of opiates as being an "evil" drug, but I don't think that's the case either. The problem isn't with the drug itself, but rather with the way we manage pain.
The truth is that pain and injury can be made less severe with better life practices. In this episode I discuss ways of managing pain without opiates.
As I mention in the podcast, I am not a doctor, and everything I discuss here should be done only with the approval of your physician. I also implore you to advocate for yourself in your interactions with your doctor in determining treatments that will work for you.
To learn more about other resources to manage pain, check out the following episodes:
As a podcast host, I get to hear a lot of peoples' stories. Within each story there's someone who faced adversity, overcame it, and came out the other end a better, stronger, and more capable person.
Craig Grossi's story is no different. As a US Marine serving in one of the most dangerous districts in Afghanistan, Craig faced both horror and loss.
But amidst the danger and the terror, Craig also found joy. Last year, we brought him on to discuss his book Craig and Fred. Fred is a little white dog that Craig found in that combat zone. His book is the story of how Craig saved Fred and brought him back to the US, and how Fred eventually saved Craig from the darkness he experienced after his service.
Since we first spoke to Craig, he and Fred have been all over the place, traveling across the country to spread their message of stubborn positivity. They've also been working to help veterans and other dogs by raising money for charities.
This is, in my opinion, one of the great stories of our time, and I wanted to revisit Craig and Fred so that they could spread their message of stubborn positivity to our audience for the holidays.
When you're young, having friendships is almost a right of passage in life. There's lots of opportunities to meet people through school, sports, and clubs.
When you serve in the military, you're constantly surrounded by friends and acquaintances. You have people you can confide in.
But as you get older, it gets harder and harder to maintain those relationships. So many people find themselves in a position where their wife, husband, or girlfriend is the only person they really communicate with regularly.
But what happens if you go through a divorce or a breakup? That's when you can find yourself socially stranded without anyone to toss you a lifeline.
In this episode, I take you through three easy techniques for re-establishing your social network.
Fitness is a lifelong pursuit, but it can mean different things at different times in your life. When I was younger, I was a competitive powerlifter and bodybuilder. Training meant that I was going to physically push my body to it's limits almost every time I walked into the gym.
Today, training is very different. I don't train for competition and I'm not looking to lift obscene amounts of weight. Instead, I train to feel better, prevent injury, and to be healthier. The aesthetic benefits of looking strong and muscular are side benefits.
That means that, while I keep my training challenging, it's not the knock down drag out fight that it once was. In this way, training supports the rest of my life goals of being a good business man, a good partner, and a good leader.
Additionally, training keeps me mentally clear and allows me to feel my best no matter what's going on in my life.
Paul Tokgozoglu is a digital marketer and podcast host who is also the CEO of Excelsior Industries: A company working to revolutionize the education industry using Artificial Intelligence.
Paul and his team are creating an automated platform that will allow a person to learn anything online by accessing available content in a curated and automated fashion.
Paul also hosts the Beyond Homo Sapien Podcast about how emerging technology and ideas are driving forward human expansion and staging the species for the next leap forward in evolution.
Beyond this, Paul has led an extremely interesting life. He is currently serving as an officer in the United States Army. After going through a very rough personal period, Paul had some tests done and found out that he's on the autistic spectrum.
Outside of his business ventures, Paul is also an avid Jiu Jitsu practitioner with nearly a decade of training under his belt.
Learn more about Paul and his projects at the links below:
Take Paul's Free Course on how to identify and overcome the limiting beliefs that are sabotaging your mind in 3 easy steps that leave you feeling energized and ready to conquer your goals!
The past can be one of two things for you: it can be a ghost that constantly haunts you or it can be a source of strength.
It becomes a ghost when we find ourselves constantly going back and dissecting events. You wish that some way, some how, you could just go back and take advantage of that chance or not make the mistakes you did.
Its thoughts like this that probably keep you awake at night. Turning your mind into a machine that you can't turn off. During the day, it steals your focus, taking you away from the present. And it keeps you from fully living because living happens in the now.
On the other hand, the past can also be a source of strength. This can happen when you find a way to become grateful for your past. Both the good and the bad offer up opportunities for gratitude.
Those opportunities lie in the lessons you learned and the opportunity to apply them to the present.
This episode takes you through exactly how to use gratitude to overcome one of the greatest obstacles you'll ever know: the ghosts of the past.
Each week, Chris Albert delivers a fitness Q and A from members of the Warrior Soul Fitness Academy Private Facebook Group. If you'd like to join, it's free of charge and you don't need to buy anything. Just hit this link and request to join.
Nicole from the group asked about accessory work. These are exercises that don't include one of the main lifts like the squat, the deadlift, the overhead press, or the bench press. She asked which accessory exercises she should be doing and with what frequency?
The answer here is that it highly depends on what your goals are and on what your body needs. An athlete will need certain accessory exercises depending on her sport and where she needs to become stronger. Chris gets into the details on this and reveals how he programs accessory work into his routines.
Next, Chris brings up the popularity of SOF training for non special operations people. He brought it up because there are so many programs on the market centered on training like a SOF operator. The problem with these programs is that most people are not SOF operators and that their goals are very different. He discusses why athletes and fitness enthusiasts simply should not train this way.
Finally, Chris discusses the difference between curcumin and turmeric. Many people are getting confused about the differences between these two and the benefits they offer.
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One would think that an industry that centers around biology would base it's products and ideas around scientific fact. Unfortunately, that's often not the case. That's why Sal Di Stefano and Mind Pump Media exist, to bring the truth about fitness to the masses.
Sal and the other guys at Mind Pump are, in my opinion, some of the most intelligent people in the fitness world today. Sal got his start as a personal trainer and eventually went on to own his own gym.
After 17 years in the fitness industry, he partnered up with Adam Schafer, Justin Andrews, and Doug Egge to produce Mind Pump. Their show is described as "Howard Stern meets fitness." It's raw, sometimes shocking, but always entertaining and informative.
In this episode we discuss fitness, finding truth in the information age, and rising above the victim mentality to find your purpose in life.