14 – David Binns – The High Cost of Success On Your Health – And Why You Might Need a Mind Body Reset

“The High Cost of Success On Your Health – And Why You Might Need a Mind Body Reset”

Today’s guest is my good friend, the founder of Mind Body Reset, performance and wellness coaching company for real estate agents. He is a great man, leader, solid guy and person who has gone through a very big personal transformation in the last few years. Today we are going to get into what ‘Mind Body Reset’ is, what brought him to create it and the huge health crisis he found himself in (and how he got himself out.)

 

David had been carrying an extra 50 pounds of weight for a few years. He was sitting with full bank account, but in huge jeans, without sleep, and was very angry. He knew he couldn’t be doing that any more, he had to reformulate his life.

And when he dove deep into why he was so angry, what did he find? A total absence of love – it was not the circumstances, he was angry at himself. That was the moment he started tuning in with a ruthless commitment to get happy. It is necessary to make corrections and adjustments in your life and business or life will do it for you in a lot of different ways – inescapable truth of life. It took a monumental life event for him to wake up to that.

Through ten years of personal development and leading programs he has been able to formulate a whole new paradigm of performance for real estate agents. He realized that the main need is to take the mysticism out of mindset and actually bring it to a framework of reality that people can actually use. And the other aspect of the company is around wellness – there is no one in the real estate industry that is providing people with holistic coaching.

 

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David emphasizes that it’s not about being perfect, it’s about what are you doing 90%of your time. Keep in mind that your business should support your life, not run your life!

 

 

Resources mentioned in this episode:

 

Highlights:

  • He was overworked, overwhelmed, and exhausted. He had to tune in to ruthless commitment to get happy to make things right.
  • Set incredibly clear, heavy, strict boundaries. You will not get David on the phone before 10am in the morning. (and he is a realtor!)
  • “There is nothing happening in this business that needs to happen before that. It’s my time.”
  • “I was in training to lead one of the largest development programs on the planet. So you would think that I have my stuff together. But it took monumental level of life interruption to wake me up to the power of who I am and what I’m actually capable of.”
  • “Craving is different from hunger. Hunger is real, craving is not.”
  • Your business should support your life. Not Be Your Life.
  • He lost 40 lbs after fully committing to his health and well being.

 

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13 Frank De Lio – From Forklift Driver to Financial Advisor Giant

Frank De Lio is one of my mentors and the number one leader at our company. He is huge… He runs the best training’s in the company hands down and everyone undoubtedly agrees on that from coast to coast.

Frank is responsible for a huge part of my growth in the last few years. Part of his vision is having an impact on people’s lives, helping them overcome the obstacles with the right tools and a good dose of reality. (A really good dose of reality.)

In this conversation he talks about his beginnings – his desire to be an entrepreneur which led him to putting on a garage sale with his dad’s tools for sale (without his permission!), to bringing a newspaper to school showing stock options to friends, all the way to owning his own financial services office and nation wide team! For this final transition, Frank had to stay open, for the right offer, which was a huge pivot in his career.

He puts a big emphasis on dealing with failure and straightening yourself up from it. “Success is about your perception of failure and the opportunity to learn, so you have to embrace it in order to move forward towards your goals.”

Frank de lio & family

Frank knows a huge problem in business today is in relation to self delusion and the real effort that’s required to truly become successful. I personally feel Frank is tapped into what people are really searching for in their progress towards success. I myself have had several deep, reaffirming, realigning conversations with Frank which have helped me stay on track. 

When ever I personally get a chance to meet with Frank or sit in his training’s I do. (Every week on Wednesday! Wouldn’t miss it for the world!)

Frank isn’t afraid to tell us, we have to go speak to people who have more knowledge and more experience to give us advice. Because a solid dose of reality helps a lot when we are making tough decisions and career moves.

Whats really amazing about Frank is how much of a family man he is, and how much he cares about his three daughters and wife. For him, ‘there’s no separation of business from other segments of life, so we have to be continuously searching for something that can help us with our thinking, with our mindset and skill set in order to be able to beautifully interconnect all of our life stories.’

This guy is so amazing, he will make you want to get to work!

 

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Highlights:

  • Frank was selling and dreaming big when he was a kid! He sold his dads tools when he was a child at a garage sale. (which his parents weren’t aware of.)
  • “Be a great talent scout – lookout for great people and dont be afraid to tell them they are.”
  • “If your mind is not aligned with your actions, your efforts will be fruitless”
  • “You should stay open to learn and explore, especially when you’re younger, because that’s how you know what you like, what you don’t like, what you’re good at. That’s where you gain experience.”
  • “I think you can’t do good work, unless you’re pissing off people half of the time.”
  • “Yes, love is part of happiness. But that’s everything we’ve been boiled down to: happiness and freedom. So I want to give people permission to chase after whatever goals they want.
  • “Real world self esteem comes from self discipline”

Resources:

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12 – Giovanni Marsico – Knowing Yourself Is The Ultimate Game Changer In Business

I am humbled by this interview. I get to interview one of my most favourite mentors in this episode: Giovanni Marsico. I was so excited for this interview, I forgot to introduce him in the beginning and just got right down to it.

I’ve known Gio for a long time. But there’s a lot I don’t know about his journey from nothing. And equally important, how he manages to continue to be such a leader and giver to people like me. People in his ever growing tribe. So I got the chance to sit down with him and ask him all the questions I’ve wanted to know.

Giovanni is the founder of Archangel. Archangel is incredible. Its what people like me and my wife needed when we needed it: A community of people just like us, entreprenuers, ‘the crazy ones’, leading from the heart. 

He is on his mission…. His is on his mission so much it amazes me and its the first question I lead with. He serves us. He represents our tribe. My tribe. His is our Professor X – and we are his X Men. 

At his events, he curates the most amazing speakers to match the most amazing audiences: Gary Vaynerchuck, Seth Godin, Robin Sharma have spoken on his stages. And Elizabeth Gilbert and Lisa Nichols are both on their way.  

He describes himself as a comic book nerd –  he was in the gifted school. He used the pain of being bullied because of his gifts to build a tribe of people, a community of people that are like him.

He gets us. His conversations, his marketing, his ideas, leave me and so many others feeling so understood, its remarkable. Gio is also a shower nerd, as you’ll hear in the episode – he takes 30 minutes showers, which is where he does his best thinking. (He can fit 10 people in his shower if he wanted to… Not that he does.)

Giovanni attributes his success to his craving for the neuro-chemical feeling of helping someone and watching them transform.

Honestly, this episode is jam packed with tonnes of solid amazing content and fun laughs along the way. The most amazing thing that struck me in this conversation was that Giovanni knows himself so well, I think he just might know himself better than any other entrepreneur I’ve ever met. And its clear to me, that that’s what has brought him the most success. Listen in, I know you’ll enjoy it.

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Highlights:

  • “People want to be around people that are like them. “
  • “Money is not the mission. It’s a measuring stick of the impact you’re creating but its not the mission itself.”
  • His way of teaching business is completely different from the traditional model of teaching business. He teaches building your tribe first, then figuring out how to serve them.
  • He spent hours and hours having conversations with the people he wanted to work with, just getting to know them. Giving them his time, getting to know their stories, their problems, and learning how he can help them.
  • Giovanni believes the 10,000 hours to mastery is completely true.  The professional athletes right now that are crushing it are doing so because for every hour on the court, they are putting 10 hours off the court.
  • “The launch a business quick/get rich quick” mentality sucks. Because the thing people pay for is the value you create.
  • “Look for patterns – You’ll find value there and how to serve your people. Find their patterns in language, in behaviours, thoughts, feelings. The more conversations you have, the more you’ll find those patterns.”
  • “Hiring a copywriter to talk in your voice – isn’t you. No one can talk in your voice, better than you can.”
  • Entrepreneurs are momentum based creatures.  If they’re not changing, they’re dying.”

Resources Mentioned In This Episode:

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11 – How To Travel The World, Crush It In Business, Living With Your Family In 40+ Countries – Brandon Pearce

This is a special treat for me. Why? Because Brandon Pearce has the life I want. Period.

I’m willing to bet he spends less time on his business than you or I combined. He’s traveled the world with his wife and three kids for over 10 years, and he’s been to over 40+ countries, all while his businesses run on auto pilot.

Yes, that’s right, I said business(es). His daughter even has a business! It’s a video production company called Crystal Cut Studios (I mean come on!)

In this episode I’m sharing with you a conversation of pure gold I had with Brandon Pearce. He is the founder of Music Teachers Helper, founded in 2004, now a one hour a work week job.

Brandon has been featured on The 4 Hour Workweek with Tim Ferriss, The $100 Startup and other amazing travel-living-life-hacking-less-working books.  Brandon has a magic touch running other businesses as well. And he did all of this while traveling for more than 10 years with his family.

Together with his family, Brandon designed Family Adventure Summit and Family Adventure Academy (just for parents), which are events focused on how to educate kids on the road from birth to university, how to earn location independent income, and create thriving family relationships. (Isn’t this freaking amazing!?) They also organize the “At home in the world family retreat”, where you can deeper explore how to be at home with yourself, at home with your family and at home with the world, wherever you happen to be.

Brandon emphasizes how important a role great books have had on his road to growth and transformation. By cutting his work time he made his business more successful and even managed to start new ones that branched out of the Musics Teachers Helper. (He tracks his time like a NINJA and makes sure that he uses it wisely. He even developed a super sophisticated but simple to use time tracking tool – which I started using recently.)

He treats his time with so much love and care – he tracks it not only to look back and see if he is spending it on the things that he values, but because that keeps him present on what he is focusing and working on.

 

Highlights:

  • “All you need is a commitment and a desire and you can figure out how to make it work. But it doesn’t come by accident. It does have an element of luck and timing, but it also requires the ability to recognize the moment and to do the work to put it out there.”
  • If traveling inspires you, you can find a way to do it, but maybe it’s not for everybody, maybe something else is calling, so pay attention to it regardless of what it is!
  • He is the founder of Music Teachers Helper, founded in 2004, now a 1 hour a week job.
  • Brandon was one of the first success stories featured in the 4 Hour Workweek.
  • Together with his family, Brandon designed Family Adventure Summit and Family Adventure Academy (just for parents), events focused on how to educate kids on the road from birth to university, how to earn location independent income, and create thriving family relationships.
  • They also organize “At home in the world”, a family retreat where you can deeper explore how to be at home with yourself, at home with your family and at home with the world, wherever you happen to be.
  • Brandon emphasizes how much great books have had on his road to transformation.
  • By cutting his work time he made his business more successful and even managed to start new ones that branched out of the Musics Teachers Helper.

 

Resources Mentioned In This Really Great Episode:

10 Kris J Simpson – Innovate or Evaporate! How To Make It In Business (21 Years Looking Back)

Kris J Simpson is an absolute hero.

No like, he’s an actual hero. Last year he saved a family from their burning home in his neighbourhood. He literally went in, through the smoke and fire and found a family that had no escape out of their home.

Kris is also the owner of a gym in my neighbourhood, called Bodies By Design. He is the author of “The All Inclusive Diet”, an international best selling book that gave me a lot of great tips on health and meal prep which is fantastic for me, because I don’t cook and I do not eat well.

Today on the show, we are talking about his twenty one years in business. Yes Twenty One! Kris shares his story about how ‘BBD’ was born and how much persistence had to do with overcoming not only financial challenges, but legal and mental and emotional challenges as well. “Necessity makes us move faster”, says Kris and business is always changing and evolving, so you have to adapt. (This is NOT cliche when its coming from a guy who’s been successful for twenty one years with a gym that nearly never opened.)

Having that in mind, he wants his children to make as many mistakes as possible, because that’s where change happens. We are going to fall down anyway, the question is how much time we are going to spend on the floor.

Being a person who lost everything, and managed to regain it all back and more, he emphasizes how much power comes from healing and how important it is to ask for help. Now that he’s on the other side, he uses his experience to give and help others heal. 

Kris is someone I admire and look up to as a business person and as a father. And it helps that he is a physical specimen of near perfection… so yeah there’s that too. Regardless, Kris is someone I’m proud to call friend and Im proud to have on the show today. And I think you’ll enjoy and resonate with why when you listen.

 

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Highlights:

  • His gym just celebrated 21 years in business! What an accomplishment!
  • “When our butts are on fire – we get into action like never before”.
  • They were running out of money, before they even opened the doors! (Talk about trials and tribulations in life and business.)
  • He is an incredibly physically fit man! An example of health and vitality!
  • “Innovate or evaporate” – meaning get creative, stay ahead of the curve, or you’ll be behind the curve and get forced out of the market.
  • A lawyer he had a trade/barter deal with re-neg’d on the deal they made. That lawyer placed a lien on his business and his business partners house, even though the lawyer didn’t fulfill his end of the deal!
  • Always have everything documented and in writing. Even the customers, and people you do business with. Even a lawyer!
  • Even though we dont talk about it in this episode, he did save a family from their burning house. There’s a picture of him being recognized by the Mayor of the City below.

 

Resources mentioned in this episode:

9 Brian Francis – A Unique, Impactful Way to Attract New Clients

I met Brian Francis at a networking event a few weeks ago. Its funny, because when we met, he was already speaking to a friend of mine. (What an interesting thing!) And what struck me about Brian was how approachable and comfortable he was talking in person.

He was confident. Not like the majority of other people at the event. Cuz you know, networking events can be awkward for people sometimes. But not Brian. He was comfortable and confident, had a great energy and smile. He was happy to connect with me and share with me about his upcoming event he was hosting.

As we chatted, I realized he had an interesting business idea and model.

He’d taken his years of event production and stage experience, and created a new way for businesses to market to and attract their ideal clients. I thought it was brilliant! Which is why I wanted to interview Brian on the show.  His business is called Creative Ideals.

Instead of doing your normal, going to events, networking, then hope to meet someone in your target market, why not create an event to target your market and have them come meet you face to face at your event!?   Brilliant!    Listen to the episode and enjoy, and Brian shares his unique business idea and how it works. (Including a couple of great case studies!

Brian Francis

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Highlights:

  • Brian and his company are hosting a great event coming up – check it out!
  • “Lead generation is an experience of your brand.”
  • “We dont turn anyone away. We’re open to listening to anyone.”
  • Use the online world to bring together a face to face interaction with your prospect.
  • “Cold calling, is a great way to learn to connect with someone from nothing, over the phone.”
  • “Sales and Marketing is a Power Couple when brought together as one. Like A-Rod and J-Lo.”

Resources:

 

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Episode 8 Jamie Prickett – Do You Have A Dark Side And Can It Drive You to WIN?

I respect Jamie Prickett so much. Jamie and his wife Leeann are some of my favourite local business heroes. As far as I’m concerned they are Canadian superheroes.
As CEO and President of Experior Financial Group, they are an inspiration to me because they have built from the ground up, a 100% Canadian owned financial services company that actually does whats right for people.
I’ll be honest with you, being on the inside of financial services myself, its crazy how many agents and companies think of profits first before their clients best interest. But a few years ago, I joined Experior myself as a financial advisor and while there were many reasons why I joined, the main one is because the company and executives passed all my stringent stress tests of high values in integrity, honesty and doing whats right for people.
I work with Jamie. He is my CEO and I’m proud to say it.  (How many people get to interview their CEO!?)
The business has resisted and fought past the many BS criticisms and attacks Jamie’s competitors have tried to throw his way. Him and his wife have come under a lot of attack. A LOT. He has done something unique that no one else has done in the industry. Like all great change agents, they are coming under fire from naysayers. But despite all this, they are thriving!
Jamie was a wrestler in high school and all he wanted to do was be an Olympic athlete and win the gold. But that didn’t happen. Instead him and his wife created a unique business model that does not exist anywhere else.   He created an opportunity for people to make hundreds of thousands of dollars in their own business, while owning their book of business and becoming a shareholder in the company all at the same time.
Business can be a ruthless, cutthroat world. But Jamie just loves to shove his victories and success in peoples faces. Is that his dark side? You be the judge.

 

Highlights:

  • If its easy its sleazy.
  • Jamie Attributes Consistency As The Most Important Key To His Success
  • He believes in his business and his company soooo much – he just lives, breathes and dies for it.
  • Even if he was offered $100 Million for his company right now, he wouldn’t take it.
  • He went through two different iterations in his business that failed then got screwed up by other people until this one became successful and took off. And even then, he had to start over once again.
  • To win in business, it can be a cruel and nasty venture. You need a solid, safe, reliable environment. And he’s built that in Experior.
  • Jamie believes everyone has a dark side. Instead of running from it, embrace it and let it fuel you to win.
  • Jamie shares a great story about a terrible, dangerous task a boss asked him to do that might have killed him. Which he rejected on the spot to the immediate cursing of his boss.
  • Jamie was the host and Emcee at his company gala and he was hilarious! Even though he’s the CEO – he had his staff and business partners splitting in their sides.

Resources mentioned in this episode:

 

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Episode 7 Vanessa Ferraro – Why Selling Your Time Is A Losing Game

“The old way of doing business is falling apart. There is a new way to do business and we need to embrace it.”
Vanessa Ferraro is a leading six figure online business strategist and wealth advocate for women. Through the power of Soul Wisdom and Healing along with powerful and potent laser-lucid-clear-strategy she helps service based female entrepreneurs experience more abundance and create a bigger impact.  
Wow! That’s a power-mouth full!
Which is perfectly perfect, because Vanessa is a super powerhouse of a woman. It didn’t happen overnight and its been a journey for sure. But Vanessa is going to be the first millionaire in her family and I believe her!  (Sorry to any siblings! I don’t know you yet!) I’ve known Vanessa for years and we done many self development and business workshops together, so we often cross paths. But I have to tell you… I have never seen her this powerful! This on point! This ahead of the game!
I had to sit down with her to find out what she’s doing and where shes getting her mojo from!
Her last few months have been ah-may-zing for me to see! Because she has packaged her offerings in a crucial and beautiful way on Facebook and online. And she is getting tonnes of great response and business because of it! What is she doing? Well listen in and find out!

Highlights:

  • “We are in the GOLDEN AGE … let’s have fun!”
  • “I hit 6 figures quick because I share”
  • “The old way of doing business is falling apart. There is a new way to do business and we need to embrace it.”
  • Selling your time is a losing game and always will be
  • Your Soul is a Message – What is it saying?

 

Resources mentioned in this episode:

Book- “Soul over matter”- Doctore Shao, Adam Markell

The Link to the beautiful song she shared – love peace and harmony by Dr. Master Sha

A Link to the Dan Meltzer youtube video

Her website – www.coffeebreakwithvanessa.com

 

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Episode 6 Andrea Ivanka – Better Ways To Market to Your Customers and Serve Them Really, Really Well

“If you’re doing a form of marketing because you think you should be, because its the newest hot thing, instead of it being authentic, its not going to work.”   Andrea Ivanka knows how to market to your target customers authentically and powerfully. I know her. I’ve known her for years. And she makes marketing easy… (Somehow!) Her clients love her, they follow her, they stand by her and did I mention they love her? I did. Okay Good.
Andrea is the founder of the Authentic Conversion System – ACS, which stands for “Attract, Convert and Serve.” She knows how to market to people easily and effortlessly, and in such a way where they dont feel like they’re being marketed to at all! Its a natural flowing conversation, whether online or offline. I know this because I am a huge fan of Andrea Ivanka!  She has created several Brilliant ways to Cross Promote her brand and services to her customers and they love her for it.
Andrea broke six figures with a Wix Website. (Huh!?)  She is the creator of the Total Boss Club: The best community for women to be the boss they were meant to be!    The amazing thing about Andrea is that she is unafraid to stand in the fire with her people.  She says “Cancer is when you’re committed to comfort. (Eeek! That’s bad for me cuz I love comfort!) Andrea believes the right community and the right problem you’re solving equals major success.
Listen to this episode and try not to fall in love with Andrea! (It will be difficult!)
Show Highlights:
  • When things are going really well, you dont want to mess up a good thing. But something says, you know you can make a good thing better. Don’t be afraid to do it.
  • “People have the right strategy at the wrong time.”
  • “Fail forward fast.”
  • Females in business are often in their masculine energy in business. This doesn’t help them often and keeps them in a box.
  • You show up as your best self, when you are having fun, being yourself, being authentic.
  • She prefers mindspace – over mind set. Because she knows people can get stuck in their mind-set. Mindspace means open and flexible.
  • “Good artists copy. Great artists steal.” – Picasso

Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:
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Episode 5 Gustavo Ortega – How To Get 1 Billion Views On YouTube

In this episode of The Business Brilliance Podcast, Viewer Discretion is advised!

Today we talk to Gustavo Ortega! Gustavo just celebrated a major milestone! His videos have just suprassed over 1 Billion Views on YouTube.

I met Gustavo in Jamaica when I was on a vacation with my family. And let me tell you, it was an interesting coincidence meeting Gustavo there. (I dont believe in coincidences and neither should you.)  I was not having a good time on the vacation with my family, due to a number of problems I wont mention here. But I was in the dumps. And along comes Gustavo and saves me!

We’ve been in contact ever since. And he is a truly brilliant business owner! (You’d have to be to reach a big milestone like that!) Gustavo starts the episode off by initiating an intention or a prayer for the episode which I felt was powerful and humbling.

He is a video producer, a filmmaker and generally joyful and successful human being. He does corporate video production, music videos, film production, documentaries and more.

He is a man of God – but he is not a man of Religion. There is a difference.

Tune in to the episode to hear what Gustavo has learned and discovered throughout his life and the magical experiences that led him to create a life serving a unique message. And how by following a few set principles since he was a young age, he was able to create a life of joy, of success and service to mankind. His work is powerful, creative, unique, modern and special.  Hear how he started out in a boy band and ended up as one of the world’s most sought after video producers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Show Highlights:

  • “Management produces growth. God is very interested in Management”
  • Management is staying on top of your needs. Staying on top of your
  • “I would work my 9-5, then go home and work on my gift. And eventually, my Gift Made Room For Me”
  • Dont chase money. You dont need to. You need to solve problems.
  • If you solve problems, you wont need to chase money. Chase the need and be hungry to solve it.
  • The greatest thing you could teach a child is entrepreneurship.

Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

Gustavo Ortega Vimeo Page https://vimeo.com/gustavoortega

Gustavo’s Website – www.gustavoortega.com  – We highly recommend the “2017 highlight reel” – Its Beautiful

Dr Myles Munroe  – Main Website

Dr Myles Munroe – Youtube Channel

 

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