Episode #19: Tom Schwab Explains Why Podcast Guesting Will Generate Sales & Expand Your Brand

I sit down with Tom Schwab – navy veteran and one of the best online marketers I know. We discuss online marketing techniques, as well as how being a podcast guest can lead to a huge boost in our business and brand.

If you want to build leads for your business, expand your brand’s impact and footprint, or just learn about what it takes to be successful in online marketing, then don’t miss this episode!

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Episode #17: Everything You Need To Know About Coaching

With Darrah Wolfe

One of the best decisions I’ve ever made has been to hire a coach.  When I set out to create and launch my own podcast, I knew that I could accelerate my growth and maximize my potential if I hired an experienced coach.  And guess what?  17 episodes since I launched, I’m having the time of my life.  The podcast is super successful – helping people to thrive and live better lives.

It’s time to take action!  If there is something you’ve been dying to achieve but have struggled to accomplish – for whatever reason – then I want you to consider hiring a coach to help you get there.  But before you do, listen to my next guest – Darrah Wolfe – tell you everything you need to know about coaching.

I promise you, listening to this episode and hiring a coach will be the best decision you make in 2018.

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Episode #14: New Years Special – Review of 2017 & Sneak Peak of 2018!

Today is a special day for us.  It’s our 14th episode of the Next Year Now Podcast and it’s also the start of the new year.  New Year’s is a time for resolutions – things we want to do, things we want to accomplish, or things we just want to improve.  Because of that, I want to do something a little different today.

Instead of interviewing a guest expert like I normally do, I want to talk about some of the best habits and practices from last year’s guests, as well as highlight some of their book recommendations.  I’ll also offer my New Year’s resolutions for 2018 and close out the episode by sharing just a few of the really amazing guests I’ll be speaking with in early 2018!

Happy New Year Everyone!  May your 2018 be filled with laughter, love, and adventure!

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Episode #11: Simple Guidance From Nicolas Cole On How You Can Become Good At Anything

One of the topics I’ve always been fascinated by is how we cultivate excellence in our life.  My next guest, Nicolas Cole, has cracked the code on how we can become good at almost anything.

As a teenager, he became one of the highest ranked World of Warcraft players in the world and cultivated a massive, devoted following online.  Nicolas’ subsequent pursuits of excellence included bodybuilding, writing, and entrepreneurship.  He became a 3x Top Writer on Quora, a columnist for Inc magazine and recently launched his own agency, Digital Press.   Through each of these experiences, he’s learned and refined the habits and insights of becoming successful.

If you want to learn his secrets of success, the habits and practices to maximize your personal development, then don’t miss this conversation with Nicolas.  I promise you won’t regret it and you’ll discover several key habits and practices you can adopt today to help you become successful and boost your personal development.

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Episode #009: Learn To Meditate Mindfully And Become Happier, Healthier, & More Resilient

With Cory Muscara

My next guest, Cory Muscara, is one of the most knowledgeable people I know when it comes to meditation and mindfulness.  He’s a frequent guest on the Dr. Oz show and spent 6 months in silence practicing meditation 14+ hours a day.

If you’re struggling to manage the stress of everyday life – juggling work responsibilities, managing your kids schedules, finding time for you and your significant other, keeping the house clean, whatever it is – then I want you to consider meditation.  Last year I was at my breaking point with stress and on a lark, I decided to give it a try.  After the first 10 sessions on my Headspace App, I decided I would meditate for a year straight to see what, if any, positive effect it would have.  That was the best decision I made last year.  I tracked my well-being using a journal and spreadsheet everyday and that one change – meditating everyday – totally changed my life and well-being.

If you think you want to change your life too, then listen to this episode with Cory.  His insights, habits, and tips will help you start and maintain a healthy meditation practice today!

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Episode #005: Eliminate your fear and master writing today – 7 incredible writing tips with Kathryn Britton

Do you struggle to write well … to write consistently … and to share your knowledge and stories with the world?

For a long time, I did.  Growing up, I always thought that great writing was something others did – you know, the creative eccentrics, the lone geniuses.  I struggled with procrastination when writing, I struggled with imposter syndrome, and I struggled with the fear of judgment by others.

Because of that, I spent a long time avoiding writing – whether it was writing at work, writing for school, or just writing for my own enjoyment.  It wasn’t until I went back to graduate school that I faced and conquered these fears.  Now, I do consider myself a good writer and I’m confident sharing my work with the world.

Don’t make the same mistake I did.  Eliminate your fear and master your writing!

Today I speak with Kathryn Britton about how you can integrate writing into your life and become a great writer.  We’ll discuss the most effective habits and practices of writing and provide key insights to help you improve your writing.

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Learn The Most Effective Habits & Practices From Some Of The World’s Best Experts

I asked some of my favorite experts and thought leaders – people that are world class performers in what they do – for quick and uncommon habits and practices that we can adopt to help us thrive in life and at work every day. They really came through with some priceless wisdom and tips that will help you on day 1.

When you’re done reading, I would love to hear a quick and uncommon habit or practice from you, in the comments!

On Wellness, Health, & Fitness

Take 5 minutes each day to practice sitting completely still. This takes the meditation one step further. By committing to stillness, you’re forced to meet, be with, and find an inner grounding amidst all of the things you might typically try to move away from (e.g. an itch, low back pain, extra energy in the body). Doing this over time develops calm, resilience and confidence to meet the various discomforts that may arise.”     Cory Muscara, Long Island Center For Mindfulness
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Episode #003: How You Can Become A Creative Powerhouse With Monica Kang

From Nuclear Non-Proliferation Policy Expert to CEO And Founder of InnovatorsBox

I teach creativity and innovation courses at the Unvirsity of Maryland’s Academy of Innovation & Entrepreneurship.  One of the questions I ask my students often is, “How many of you think you are creative?”  The response is always the same – one or two hands respond yes – that’s less than 10% every time.

Most people just don’t think they are creative or can ever be creative.  If that describes you, or if you want to learn how you pump up your creativity, then today’s episode is definitely for you.

Today I speak with Monica Kang, CEO and founder of InnovatorsBox, a company that is helping individuals and organizations learn to be creative and reach their full potential.

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Episode# 002: Want More Success? Learn How By Getting More Grit With Caroline Miller.

Do you know what the number one predictor of success is in your life?  It’s not how smart you are (IQ).  It’s not how much money you have or come from.  It’s not how talented or well liked you are.  It’s how much grit you have.

The research on grit was made famously popular by my former graduate school professor and MacArthur Genius Award winner, Angela Duckworth.  She literally wrote the book on the theory of grit.

But it’s not enough to know the theory of grit.  If you really want to learn to be more successful – get that big promotion, build a lasting relationship, become a great parent, or just get really good at something – then this episode is an absolute must for you.  Today, I speak to Caroline Miller about how we can get more grit right now, and other unique insights from her book, Getting Grit.

I encourage you to check out this latest book of hers – it’s really the best practical guide there is to the developing more grit in your life – find it here Getting Grit: The Evidence-Based Approach to Cultivating Passion, Perseverance, and Purpose.

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Episode #001: Wire Your Brain For Confidence With Louisa Jewell

Growing up, I was always small for my age.  Like really small.  I was only 4’11” and 105 pounds as a freshmen in high school.  Because of that, I lacked a certain amount of confidence in my life.  I remember trying out for the basketball team and thinking there is no way I can make this team.  And this despite playing on competitive travel teams and being selected to various all-star teams.  I was good, but I just didn’t have the confidence to show it. 

That lack of confidence carried with me into my first job.  So much so that I struggled mightily for the first 3-4 years, ruminating about whether I measured up.  Eventually, I found ways to boost my confidence I did excel in my job.  But it took a long time.

If you’ve struggled with confidence, you’re still struggling with it, or maybe you just want to improve your confidence, then today’s episode is perfect for you.  Today I speak with Louisa Jewell about how her just released book, and how we can wire our brain for confidence.

I encourage you to check out her book called, Wire Your Brain for Confidence: The Science of Conquering Self-Doubt.


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