Archive for the ‘Master Blog’ Category

Head and Heart: Episode 264 of the Action Catalyst Podcast

Martin Fridson is “perhaps the most well-known figure in the high yield world,” according to Investment Dealers’ Digest.  At brokerage firms including Salomon Brothers, Morgan Stanley, and Merrill Lynch, he became known for his innovative work in credit analysis and investment strategy.  For nine consecutive years, he was ranked number one in high yield strategy in the Institutional Investor All America […]

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Be Willing to Zig and Zag: Episode 263 of the Action Catalyst Podcast

Warren Struhl has spent the last 28 years starting, nurturing, and building businesses. Warren’s current business passion is MyPhoto, which is the world’s easiest way to take any digital photo and make it into a handcrafted photo product for walls, desks, and shelves. His television commercials can be seen nationally. At the age of 28, Warren founded his first business, […]

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Maximize Every Day: Episode 262 of the Action Catalyst Podcast

Debbie Turner recently retired after nearly three decades in the media business. Most recently, she was the Vice President of Television Operations for the E.W. Scripps Company, overseeing 33 stations in 24 markets. Prior to the merger of Scripps and Journal Communications in 2015, Turner was the Executive Vice President of Journal Broadcast Group, responsible for the group’s television stations […]

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From Fear to Fun: Episode 261 of the Action Catalyst Podcast

Greg Muzzillo founded Proforma in 1978, one year after graduating from college. He started the company’s franchising operations in 1986. Today, Proforma has more than 700 franchise offices worldwide with over $500 million in sales. The company has been named in Inc. magazine’s list of the 500 Fastest Growing Private Companies in America three times. Prior to founding Proforma, Mr. […]

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Keeping a Positive Attitude with Mac Anderson (Part 2 of 2): Episode 260 of the Action Catalyst Podcast

Mac Anderson is the founder of Simple Truths and Successories, Inc., the leader in designing and marketing products for motivation and recognition. These companies, however, are not the first success stories for Mac. He was also the founder and CEO of McCord Travel, the largest travel company in the Midwest, and part owner and vice president of sales and marketing for […]

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Reinforcing the Positive with Mac Anderson (1 of 2): Episode 259 of the Action Catalyst Podcast

Mac Anderson is the founder of Simple Truths and Successories, Inc., the leader in designing and marketing products for motivation and recognition. These companies, however, are not the first success stories for Mac. He was also the founder and CEO of McCord Travel, the largest travel company in the Midwest, and part owner and vice president of sales and marketing for […]

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Mistakes and Failures: A Valuable Teacher or Blunt Force Trauma?

John Dewey famously said that “Failure is instructive.”  To that, I boldly say, maybe.  The point of this blog is to help you think differently about mistakes and failures in your life and indeed use them to help you grow. Our Fear of Failure Anyone reading this blog has probably experienced the fear of failure. Sadly, fear of failure oftentimes […]

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Do You Want Higher Levels of Performance? Take a Lesson in Courage.

You and I both aspire to higher levels of performance.  Perhaps one of the best ways to think about how to make that growth happen is to reflect on something that drives most of us on a daily basis. The engines in our cars. Let’s say you decide that you want to start using your automobile to pull your boat […]

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Rhythm of Success: Episode 258 of the Action Catalyst Podcast

Freddie Ravel is the GRAMMY-nominated Keynote Maestro who combines his expertise for business breakthroughs and virtuoso piano performances with a clear and concise application of music’s communicative and scientific powers to inspire, ignite and lift the minds, hearts, and potential of audiences around the world. Backed by number one hits and collaborative successes with Madonna, Earth, Wind and Fire, Prince, and […]

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Top Producers are ALWAYS Teaming for Compounded Interest

Albert Einstein is said to have stated that “the power of compound interest is the most powerful force in the universe.” Compound interest is the addition of interest to the principal sum. By reinvesting interest, the base grows larger and when that base grows again by a percentage, the amount of growth is compounded. Bankers and financial planners will regale […]

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Networking: Cultivating Relationships: Episode 257 of the Action Catalyst Podcast

Dr. Ivan Misner is the Founder & Chief Visionary Officer of BNI, the world’s largest business networking organization.  Founded in 1985, the organization now has over 8,400 chapters throughout every populated continent of the world.  Last year alone, BNI generated 9.1 million referrals resulting in $13.1 billion dollars’ worth of business for its members. Dr. Misner’s PhD is from the […]

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Are You More than 50 Miles from Home?: Outsourcing Leadership Development

Reagan era politician and well-known political strategist Edwin Meese is famous for saying the following: “An expert is somebody who is more than 50 miles from home, has no responsibility for implementing the advice he gives, and shows no sides.”—Edwin Meese Sage wisdom, and it’s even truer today for leadership development.  Why?  Let’s break it down. More than 50 miles […]

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Good Stress: Episode 256 of the Action Catalyst Podcast

Dr. Terry Lyles holds a Ph.D. in psychology and is recognized as a national/international educator, author of three books, speaker to universities, schools, Fortune 500 Companies, world-class athletes, and public audiences.  Dr. Lyles has trained hundreds of individuals including Fire Rescue workers in and around Ground Zero, International Forensic Medical Teams in the Asian torn Tsunami area and the Haiti […]

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The Servant Leader: Episode 255 of the Action Catalyst Podcast

Todd Browne began his career at Tom James in August 1990. Through hard work, a steadfast commitment to staying at Tom James, and living out the principles of success that Tom James was founded on, Todd rose through the ranks and became President in 2011 and CEO in 2016. With a mediocre track record prior to Tom James, including flunking out […]

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Behaviors Always Follow Values: Episode 254 of the Action Catalyst Podcast

In November of 2004, Kimberly Ritzer walked into a little boutique during its opening week with one intention: congratulating the stranger behind the counter for being courageous enough to open her own business. What ensued was a lesson in celebrating each other’s differences and strengths. The stranger behind the counter was Megan Tamte, a third-grade teacher turned stay at home […]

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Adventures in Entrepreneurship: Episode 253 of the Action Catalyst Podcast

Germain Böer is an innovator in all that he does. His courses use technology and creative assignments that challenge students to think, and feature speakers who have created unusual companies. He also conducts experiential learning programs that transform students into self-driven entrepreneurs. After working for Arthur Andersen & Co., the Institute of Management Accountants., and two universities, Prof. Böer joined […]

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Invest in Mentorship: Episode 252 of the Action Catalyst Podcast

Jeff Dobyns has enjoyed extraordinary success providing comprehensive financial planning to retirees, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and executives by taking the time to truly know his clients, understand their goals, and develop and execute their ongoing strategic financial plans. Jeff has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Ohio University and has held executive positions with financial planning firms for nearly two decades. After […]

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How to Lead Tremendously: Episode 251 of the Action Catalyst Podcast

Tracey C. Jones is nationally known for her leadership expertise, as well as her ability to connect on a core level with her audiences. With her signature wit, she masterfully weaves leadership concepts and actionable strategies together with humor and a deep understanding of life in the workplace. At the core of her philosophy on leadership is a simple belief that […]

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Goals

Goals. Why do we need to have them? I’ve done roughly 250+ workshops all across the country. Each and every time, I ask how many people in that room have their goals written down. Note that these are mostly salespeople. I would say when I ask that question, there’s truly about 25% of the room that actually writes them down. […]

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Gratitude to Paying It Forward: Episode 250 of the Action Catalyst Podcast

JT Olson is a sensational speaker and an avid proponent of adoption, the pro-life movement, and orphan care. He has given talks on God’s transformation of his pain into passion, the sanctity of life, growing a healthy marriage, encouraging dreamers and entrepreneurs to pursue their calling, and coaching leaders on building a stronger organization. After being orphaned as a child alongside his four siblings, […]

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