ML42 – Perseverance of a Navy Seal Lessons by Jesse Itzler

What is perseverance?

Hitting a plateau or finding yourself in a rut can be challenging. With work, family, social and recreation demands pulling us in different directions we can find ourselves burned out. When you feel overwhelm coming on and you fight the desire to put it on autopilot, how do you get yourself out of the rut? For Jesse Itzler, former MTV VJ, rapper, successful jet rental leader and husband to the youngest female self-made billionaire, Sara Blakely, found himself floating to autopilot, he went extreme. Intentionally creating an experience that would test his commitment, his drive, his resiliency and his sanity, he hired a Navy Seal to live with him for 31 days and put him through the most grueling, physically and mentally demanding “workout” of his life.

Perseverance

Episode Summary: Perseverance of a Navy Seal Lessons by Jesse Itzler

November: Living with a SEAL: 31 Days Training with the Toughest Man on the Planet

by Jesse Itzler

Book Description

“Entrepreneur Jesse Itzler will try almost anything. His life is about being bold and risky. So when Jesse felt himself drifting on autopilot, he hired a rather unconventional trainer to live with him for a month-an accomplished Navy SEAL widely considered to be “the toughest man on the planet”!
LIVING WITH A SEAL is like a buddy movie if it starred the Fresh Prince of Bel- Air…and Rambo. Jesse is about as easy-going as you can get. SEAL is…not. Jesse and SEAL’s escapades soon produce a great friendship, and Jesse gains much more than muscle. At turns hilarious and inspiring, LIVING WITH A SEAL ultimately shows you the benefits of stepping out of your comfort zone.”

Book Club Review

ML41 – Embrace the Suck, Invest in Raw Land, and Grow By Letting Go with the Land Geek Mark Podolsky

Mark Podolsky, The Land Geek, is widely considered the Country’s most trusted and foremost authority on buying and selling raw, undeveloped land within the United States. He has completed over 5,000 unique transactions. This level of success is largely due to his core business philosophy – and one that translates to all business industries – – “Happy Customers Guaranteed.”

Mark is a fellow podcaster and host of one of the top rated Investment shows: The Best Passive Income Model and The Art of Passive Income.

Mark Podolsky

Episode Summary: Embrace the Suck, Invest in Raw Land, and Grow By Letting Go with the Land Geek Mark Podolsky

ML40 – Steps to Creating an On-Purpose Business and Be Liberated From The Chaos with Scott Beebe

Scott Beebe is the Founder and Head Coach of MyBusinessOnPurpose.com, where he liberates Small Business owners from the chaos of working IN their business. He is the host of the Business On Purpose podcast and created the Four Steps To Business Freedom, a six month group coaching experience built exclusively for Small Business owners to guide them in creating the systems and processes they need to get their businesses and lives back on track.

Scott Beebe

Episode Summary: Steps to Creating an On-Purpose Business and Be Liberated From The Chaos with Scott Beebe

ML39 – Attracting Money Through Poverty Consciousness with Nitin Chhoda

Struggle as proportional to resiliency

Nitin Chhoda came to the United States just after 9/11 in 2002 with no money, no family, no friends. But he had a dream, a passion and the commitment to work for it. During those first years, he worked as a waiter, often waiting until the customers left so he could eat because he couldn’t afford food. He slept in his car because he couldn’t afford rent.

Nitin is the founder of Total Activation, a skincare and nutrition line, along with several other businesses grossing high seven figures annually. AND the author of Total Activation: The 5 Step Fitness Mantra.
He overcame self-doubt, developed confidence, and transformed into a successful entrepreneur.

Nitin Chhoda

Episode Summary: Attracting Money Through Poverty Consciousness with Nitin Chhoda

ML38 – Passion Pulls, Integrating Who We Are with What We Care About with Venture Capitalist Randy Komisar

Randy Komisar is a Venture Capitalist out of Silicon Valley, at Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers, right there on Sandhill road. The heart and soul of tech investing. He is the former CEO of LucasArts Entertainment and Crystal Dynamics, and acted as “virtual CEO” for WebTV and GlobalGiving. He served as CFO of GO Corp. and senior counsel at Apple Computer, following a private practice in technology law. He is a Founding director of TIVO and a graduate of Harvard law school. Plus a great guy.

Randy Komisar

Episode Summary: Passion Pulls, Integrating Who We Are with What We Care About

October: The Monk and The Riddle: The Art of Creating a Life While Making a Living

by Randy Komisar

Book Description

“What would you be willing to do for the rest of your life…? It’s a question most of us consider only hypothetically-opting instead to “do what we have to do” to earn a living. But in the critically acclaimed bestseller “The Monk and the Riddle”, entrepreneurial sage Randy Komisar asks us to answer it for real. The book’s timeless advice – to make work pay not just in cash, but in experience, satisfaction, and joy – will be embraced by anyone who wants success to come not just from what they do, but from who they are.At once a fictional tale of Komisar’s encounters with a would-be entrepreneur and a personal account of how Komisar found meaning not in work’s rewards but in work itself, the book illustrates what’s wrong with the mainstream thinking that we should sacrifice our lives to make a living.”

Discussion Questions

Book Club Review

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The book club is designed to explore books that will help us on our leadership journey. It is a part of the Modern Leadership Podcast where we breakdown a book weekly in each episode. You can catch the podcast here.

This month’s book is: The Monk and the Riddle: The Art of Creating a Life While Making a Living by Randy Komisar

ML37 – Is Fear Driving Everything in Your Business? with Cort Dial

When Intel, Chevron, Disney, and Apple want to cultivate a new breed of leader, they turn to Cort Dial. By guiding individuals through frank self-evaluation, personal change, and the pursuit of extraordinary performance, Cort creates All-In Leaders, high achievers who recognize the power of human connection. He is the author of 2016’s #1 business book according to Globe & Mail, Heroes and Heretics

Cort Dial

Episode Summary: Is Fear Driving Everything in Your Business?

ML36 – The Confidence to Be a Serial Connector with Steve Robertson

Why Are Strawberries Red?

Steve Robertson is the CEO of Julian Krinsky Camps & Programs, an organization specializing in youth-to-adult programming that turns curiosity into passion and skill. What started out as a weekly tennis camp quickly grew to include golf, cooking, business, fitness, academics and more.

Steve has been with the company for 18 years. In this role, his primary responsibility is to cultivate a culture that results in memories lasting a lifetime.

Steve Robertson

Episode Summary: The Confidence to Be a Serial Connector with Steve Robertson

ML35 – The New Science of Peak Performance with Author Dr. Anders Ericsson

Dr. K. Anders Ericsson is the co-author of Peak: Secrets From the New Science of Expertise. He is a Conradi Eminent Scholar and Professor of Psychology at Florida State University. He received his Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Stockholm, Sweden and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Carnegie Mellon. He has worked with a Nobel Prize winner and written extensively on performance and increasing ability. Additionally, he is a Fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences and a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences.

Anders Ericsson

 

Episode Summary: The New Science of Peak Performance with Author Dr. Anders Ericsson