How to Align Your Personal Goals with That of Your Business | Brad Weimert | Part 2 of 3 | Episode #454

A tech entrepreneur that bicycles across America while speaking to at-risk-youth, Brad Weimert is famous for climbing TWICE the height of Mt. Everest to raise money for the same cause.

Climbing mountains, leading adventure trips for established entrepreneurs and guiding youth are only a few of the things that make Brad truly unique.  

His sales background and expertise in online payments has established him as a renowned entrepreneur and thought leader. The EasyPayDirect.com platform that he created now serves over 60,000 businesses worldwide.  

 

Connect with Brad:

Website: BradWeimert.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/weimert

Twitter: @BradWeimert

Instagram: bradweimert

 

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Peak Performance Nation

  

#1 Podcast on how to get things done.  Learn from Peak Performers in all areas of life and Business.  Do you know what to do but can’t figure out why you are not executing what you already know?   If so, this Podcast will give you the tools, strategies and psychology to not only break through the choke point but to truly become a Peak Performer.   Thor will be sharing his tools and strategies as well as interviewing inspiring Peak Performers that are Entrepreneur’s, Professional Athletes, Business leaders, Military, Technology guru’s, Health and Fitness masters, Relationships Experts as well as Music & Entertainment superstars.   Mission and Purpose – To engage, educate, entertain and inspire listeners to excel in any area of life through mastering the science of execution and Peak Performance.  You will learn the necessary road map, strategies, tools and psychology to win this game.

2017 in Review (#104)

Sometimes, what we need is a reminder of what we already know rather than learning something new.

Because many of you (myself included) are on vacation this week, I thought that, instead of writing a new post, I would highlight the top Friday Forwards of 2017 and give a quick summary of each.

The Human Element: In many ways, our focus on technology and Artificial Intelligence (AI) is causing us to lose our ability to effectively communicate with and relate to each other as humans. It doesn’t always feel like progress.

18 Summers: This post affected a lot of parents. Many wrote to tell me that it inspired them to make similar plans with their family.

BS of Busy: Saying we are busy has become a cultural crutch. Being busy doesn’t make us happier or more productive.

Bad Week: The story of how Dr. Mary-Claire King was able to push forward during the worst week of her life, leading to a medical breakthrough that has saved millions of women’ lives.

Freedom to Fail: Important lessons from a soccer coach on how we all need to have room to fail, learn from our mistakes and grow.

Beautiful Day: This is the story of a man who created a wonderful legacy for his family.

Tri-It: Reflections and lessons learned from running my first Olympic Triathlon, including why you should practice on stage.

RV Reflections Part 1 and Part 29 lessons learned about life and business from a 10-day RV trip with my family though Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons.

Burning Bridges: Why it’s never a good idea to burn a bridge, even when you need to walk away from a relationship.

Carpe The Diem: The improbable story of how my son and I ended up together at the greatest Super Bowl in history after I decided not to be a hypocrite and take a chance.

Quote of the Week

“Any idea, plan, or purpose may be placed in the mind through repetition of thought.”

Napoleon Hill

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Are Entrepreneurs Born or Made?

Like me, many of you instinctively knew that you had a strong desire to start a business and then at some point, the right innovative idea came along and in you jumped. Then along the way, the entrepreneurial journey turned out much harder than you had expected – both emotionally and financially.

Having built five different businesses over the past 21 years, one principle I stick to is the ability to manage my own behavior. Then add managing the behavior of the team, and you have the primary difference between success and failure. Did I always just know this, or where did I learn it? It begs the question of are entrepreneurs born or made?

At DNA Behavior International we extensively researched the subject of Entrepreneurial Genetics using our validated Business DNA Natural Behavior Discovery Process as the foundation. Our analysis that a person is born with entrepreneurial genes is supported by other similar findings in academic research and studies. However, being genetically predisposed towards entrepreneurialism doesn’t guarantee that an entrepreneur’s journey won’t be without challenges.

Our research concludes that entrepreneurs who have built a business with over $1m in turnover will have the following genes (natural hard-wired behavioral traits) in descending order of dominance:

  1. Resilience – achieves results, manages setbacks and rationally takes quick action.
  2. Risk Taker – confidently takes risks and tolerant of losses.
  3. Creativity – innovative with ideas and seeks to differentiate.
  4. Work Ethic and Focus – pursues goals and is often ambitious and competitive.
  5. Charisma – the ability to influence people to follow them, often having a balance between being outgoing and reserved.

These genes are more pronounced for those entrepreneurs who have built businesses with a turnover of more than $10m. And for the fast-growing number of women who are becoming entrepreneurs, the tendency for them is to be more moderate in the above-listed traits. However, they compensate with their natural ability to build stronger relationships.

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Entrepreneurs must be multifaceted and dynamic, yet be laser sharp and narrowly focused. Their many duties require a uniquely talented character, but differences in personality and perspective can determine success or failure. It is not surprising, therefore, that the number one genetic trait of an entrepreneur is resilience as this is foundational to survival in life and business.

Regardless of where you are on the entrepreneurial journey, there will be challenges. Without personal self-awareness of the above five key traits, even the most gifted entrepreneur will crash and burn. Whilst a strong sense of purpose will keep entrepreneurs motivated during challenging times, behaviorally smart individuals face challenges knowing that through them, they will learn and grow.

Look again at the five entrepreneurial genes and ask yourself these questions:

  1. Which of the above entrepreneurial genetic traits am I most dominant?
  2. Am I leveraging the dominant one? If not, why not?
  3. Who is alongside me as a partner or integrator (master key executive) to bridge the gap between the less dominant genes? And is that support successful?
  4. Who else do I need on the team and in what roles?
  5. Resilience is an essential quality to succeeding in any business, but how is my work/life balance?

Understanding the genes that make you a successful entrepreneur is very empowering. These insights provoke deeper thinking about the essential success factors and to consider how to activate your underused talents for building a business, and life, with meaning.

To learn more, please speak with one of our DNA Behavior Specialists (LiveChat), email inquiries@dnabehavior.com, or visit Communication DNA.

 

The #1 Way to Monetize Your Podcast | Doug Sandler | Part 1 of 3 | Episode #449

Doug Sandler has over 30 years of business experience as an entrepreneur, business owner, and leader. His book, Nice Guys Finish First is a #1 ranked Amazon Best Seller. He specializes in making connections, building relationships and strengthening bonds both inside and outside organizations.

His speaking and consulting business is geared towards improving relationships and winning business through his time tested sales, service and relationship building system. Doug is a nationally recognized speaker, trainer and podcaster. Doug has been titled by a leading social media marketing company in the top “100 of Social Media Thought Influencers to Follow.”

His podcast with Strickland Bonner, The Nice Guys on Business, has over 500 episodes and more than 1 Million downloads. Now Doug is using that experience to help businesses and brands grow their audience with TurnKey Podcasting. The concept-to-launch podcast production service is 100% customer-centric and specializes in over-the-top exemplary service with a high touch emphasis in this high tech space.

PS — Celebrating 1,000,000 downloads in October on our Nice Guys podcast. We can show you how to take a podcast to these heights too. You’re the expert, let us help prove it. TurnKey Podcast Production. 

 

Connect with Doug: 

Website: https://www.turnkeypodcast.com

Email: doug@dougsandler.com

Facebook Page: groups/niceguyscommunity

Twitter: @djdoug

LinkedIn: in/doug-sandler-1a346649

 

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Peak Performance Nation

  

#1 Podcast on how to get things done.  Learn from Peak Performers in all areas of life and Business.  Do you know what to do but can’t figure out why you are not executing what you already know?   If so, this Podcast will give you the tools, strategies and psychology to not only break through the choke point but to truly become a Peak Performer.   Thor will be sharing his tools and strategies as well as interviewing inspiring Peak Performers that are Entrepreneur’s, Professional Athletes, Business leaders, Military, Technology guru’s, Health and Fitness masters, Relationships Experts as well as Music & Entertainment superstars.   Mission and Purpose – To engage, educate, entertain and inspire listeners to excel in any area of life through mastering the science of execution and Peak Performance.  You will learn the necessary road map, strategies, tools and psychology to win this game.

Bigger and Better (#103)

When people say, “you can accomplish anything you put your mind to,” many of us laugh it off as rainbow and unicorn talk. Canadian blogger, Kyle MacDonald, however, fully embraced this mentality. His story was brought to my attention by my son who heard about it in school and said, “Daddy you will love this! It will make a great Friday Forward!”

In 2005, Kyle posted a picture of a red paperclip on his blog and in the barter section of Craigslist. He then asked if anyone wanted to make a trade for this red paperclip. His goal was to see if he could eventually trade the paperclip for a house.

Over the course of the year, Kyle made many successive trades, including a fish-shaped pen, an electric generator, a snowmobile and a trip to the Canadian Rockies.

Around this time, his trading progress had garnered some media attention. When he appeared on one TV interview, he wore a shirt with Cintas’ logo (the uniform company). The head of Cintas happened to see Kyle on TV wearing the shirt. They met up and the guy offered Kyle a trade. For the trip to the Canadian Rockies, he’d give Kyle one of Cintas’ vans.

At this point, Kyle stepped up his game as his goal had become more real.

He traded the Cintas van for a recording contract which, after a half dozen or so more trades, led him to getting a house in Kipling, Saskatchewan a year and a day after making his first trade.
 
So, what can we learn about our own goals for 2018 from Kyle’s red paper clip project?

  • Have a BHAG and share it: We all need at least one Big Hairy Audacious Goal (BHAG). When you share it with the world, you never know what might happen or who will help get you there. This is a main reason why I started visualizing each of my goals and sharing them.
  • Find the win-win:  Even though Kyle was the ultimate beneficiary, his project helped a lot of people get what they wanted. This was one of the reasons that he got on the press’ radar and why people around the globe were rooting for him. He focused on the win-win.
  • Community and connection: Kyle created a community around one red paperclip and developed genuine relationships with those he met along the way. This contributed to his project becoming a movement.
  • Be humble: Despite his rise to fame and success, Kyle is a humble, authentic guy – another likely reason why so many wanted to help him on his journey.
  • Marketing matters: Make no mistake, Kyle is a savvy marketer. He found smart ways to engage the media in his efforts, which was a big part of his success

Two years later, Kyle has a website, a new book and an entertaining, inspiring TED Talk describing his journey. By being curious, taking a risk and engaging those around him, he has changed his life in ways he never could have imagined. Kyle also combined his inspiration with perspiration, doing the hard work to turn his crazy idea into a reality. The difference between a dreamer and a visionary is execution and follow-though.

For 2018, how big and bold are you thinking?

Speaking of BHAG’s, my own is to publish my second book based on Friday Forwards in 2018 and have it be a NYT Bestseller. The first draft is done and is going to publishers in January.

I need two key things to help my odds. The first is to triple the distribution list to 100,000 subscribers in 2018. Sharing Friday Forward with others is what will make that happen.

I also need to attract a thought leader in the performance space such as Tim Ferriss, Brené Brown or Kim Scott to write the forward. If you can help make that happen, please let me know!

Quote of the Week

 “If at first the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it.”

Albert Einstein

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CEO Year End Newsletter

At this time of year, I want to thank all of you, our clients and partners, for supporting DNA Behavior. We’ve had another exceptional year of growth and could not have done it without you believing in our purpose of guiding people all over the world to become “behaviorally smart” in their life, work and decision-making.

“If you are not prepared to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary”
– Jon Rohn

In today’s fast-paced tech world the demand to innovate your business model has never been higher. This expectation is why we are continuing to take substantial risks in how we develop our behavioral technology platform so that a greater range of businesses can access specific sets of our validated people insights on a real-time basis to power their business platform.

This year, we completed a number of game-changing technology integrations with third-party business partners which digitize the use of behavioral insights, and we have laid the foundation for much more to be completed in 2018. This is enabling us to be part of delivering highly scalable services in the areas of:

  • Customizing client experiences
  • Wealth management and investment
  • Marketing
  • Regulatory compliance and risk management
  • Patient healthcare
  • Recruiting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Career development
  • University course selection and more


Further, through these technology integrations, we are continually enhancing our connection to broader business ecosystems which is contributing to the exponential demand for our services.

One of our big initiatives in 2017 was to build algorithms which “put personality into big data.” Working with a number of strategic partners on this, we have now cracked the code on how to help businesses segment their databases of clients, prospects, and employees to deliver customized experiences in every interaction. Ultimately, the future is in helping businesses transform big data into small data to improve client and employee engagement.

Another strategic development this year for our business has been to follow the “less is more” principle and develop customized 1-page DNA reports for each of our enterprise clients. We will be working in 2018 to make this opportunity available to all of our corporate users. What we have achieved is a much higher level of behavioral understanding and buy-in from every participant in the first instance, and a higher degree of ownership for the enterprise deploying the discovery process.

This year we performed a ground-breaking research study on the natural hard-wired behaviors which are necessary for entrepreneurial success (“entrepreneurial genetics”). The highlight was discovering the importance of resilience over risk-taking, creativity, work ethic and charisma. Please feel free to visit Business DNA Entrepreneurship to download our e-book documenting this research. I will be speaking at a lot of conferences in 2018 on Mastering Your Entrepreneurial Style.

Also, I have stepped up our work on helping investors take the emotion out of investing through the design of strategies which overcome the inherent behavioral biases that typically get in the way of performance. It has been fun to present these insights to investors and advisors during 2017, and a lot more will be happening in 2018.

Finally, I am very proud of my team who have learned to work well together to pick up the ball and implement three major technology integrations for new enterprise accounts in different countries. We have mastered the building of strong technology and customer service processes on a 24 by seven basis to manage this.

While digitizing the delivery of behavioral insights is a giant leap forward for us, we are nevertheless working on enhancing our core certification training programs so that “DNA Certified” becomes an industry standard people delivering human performance related services will have a strong desire to obtain.

Remember, you cannot do today’s job with yesterday’s methods and be in business tomorrow. Our team looks forward to serving you to build a stronger “know, engage and grow” platform in your organization during 2018 and beyond.

To you and your families, have a wonderful holiday season.

HUGH MASSIE
CEO AND FOUNDER, BEHAVIORAL FINANCE STRATEGIST
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