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What if we were not alone as entrepreneurs, artists, athletes & creatives?



We are trained to believe that if we are not doing something productive at every moment of every day that we are failing, that we are being left behind. That we are not working towards success.



The Psychology of Entrepreneurship, hosted by Ronsley Vaz, brings to the public discussion insights from New York Times bestselling authors, founders of multi-million dollar companies, Olympic athletes, clinical psychologists, professors, high profile musicians and performing artists.



Ronsley and his guests will cover every perspective and angle there is on the internal workings that happen in the mind of an Entrepreneur.



Through conversations with these guest experts, whether they are jet fighter pilots or athletes or singers or entrepreneurs, we will find out why we believe that we're not good enough. Why we sell ourselves short on the things that we've done. To discover what really is imposter syndrome?



In a society that makes you conform to all sorts of structures, standing out and being yourself is a rebellious act. There's never been a better time for you to be yourself.



If you are an entrepreneur, artist, athlete or creative, one who makes something that didn't exist before, then this is for you. Become a FIRST RESPONDER - go to mustamplify.com/poe and click the button.

Psychology of Entrepreneurshi‪p‬ Ronsley Seriojo Vaz

    • Entrepreneurship
    • 4.6 • 9 Ratings

What if we were not alone as entrepreneurs, artists, athletes & creatives?



We are trained to believe that if we are not doing something productive at every moment of every day that we are failing, that we are being left behind. That we are not working towards success.



The Psychology of Entrepreneurship, hosted by Ronsley Vaz, brings to the public discussion insights from New York Times bestselling authors, founders of multi-million dollar companies, Olympic athletes, clinical psychologists, professors, high profile musicians and performing artists.



Ronsley and his guests will cover every perspective and angle there is on the internal workings that happen in the mind of an Entrepreneur.



Through conversations with these guest experts, whether they are jet fighter pilots or athletes or singers or entrepreneurs, we will find out why we believe that we're not good enough. Why we sell ourselves short on the things that we've done. To discover what really is imposter syndrome?



In a society that makes you conform to all sorts of structures, standing out and being yourself is a rebellious act. There's never been a better time for you to be yourself.



If you are an entrepreneur, artist, athlete or creative, one who makes something that didn't exist before, then this is for you. Become a FIRST RESPONDER - go to mustamplify.com/poe and click the button.

    68. Volume: Rachel Luna: Equity

    68. Volume: Rachel Luna: Equity

    What’s the difference between equity and equality? And why does it matter? Well, equality ensures that everyone has access to the same thing. Equity, however, is about getting everyone what they need to thrive. When we focus only on equality, we’re denying that there may be factors within our control, contributing to why some people aren’t thriving. And that makes us uncomfortable.

    In this volume of The Psychology of Entrepreneurship…

    Rachel Luna wants everyone to be aware of their identity at every moment.

    As host of the Permission to Offend podcast, Rachel Luna explores self-discovery on every episode. And when it comes to identity, Rachel sure has lots to examine. She has been featured in Forbes and Huffington Post for her many coaching and speaking accolades. She is the author of the best-selling book Successful People Are Full of C.R.A.P. and creator of The Faith Activated Journaling Experience. She’s also a former US Marine and Iraq War Veteran, a mother to two girls and a breast cancer survivor.

    Rachel believes that successful entrepreneurs must be aware of their identity on a day to day, moment to moment basis. If you don’t know who you are, how can you possibly know what you can offer? This also ties into her strong emphasis on equity in entrepreneurship and in society overall.

    In this volume, Rachel and I discuss the difference between equality and equity and why it matters. We explore her experiences with sexism in the military and why she’s had to break down the “we don’t see colour” mentality ingrained in her as a child. She explains the significance of equity so eloquently in this volume, and in such a way that made me rethink some of my long-held attitudes towards race and gender. We really do need to acknowledge our differences. It’s the only way we’re able to see where the cracks in the system may lie.

    Also within this volume:



    Rachel’s impressive accomplishments

    Her greatest moment

    The responsibility of motherhood

    Her history and love for the US Marines

    How to ask the right questions

    Seeing colour

    C.R.A.P.

    Being victimised vs. being a victim



    Links & Resources:

    Check out Rachel’s Website

    Buy Rachel’s Book

    Follow Rachel on Instagram

    Listen to the Permission to Offend podcast

    Read the book Believe It (mentioned by Rachel)

    Video: Australian Chief to Sexist Soldiers

    Video: Females in the Military

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    67. Volume: Kerwin Rae: Athlete

    67. Volume: Kerwin Rae: Athlete

    Being an entrepreneur is much like being a professional athlete. And when you’re an athlete, you have to be acutely aware of the status of both your physical and mental health. If you’re not practising self-care and taking time to nurture yourself, stress can easily take over. In business, self-awareness can mean the difference between success and burn-out.

    In this volume of The Psychology of Entrepreneurship…

    Kerwin Rae has coached hundreds of thousands of business professionals. But coaching himself is his biggest priority. 

    As Australia’s leading business strategist and high-performance specialist, Kerwin Rae has helped hundreds of thousands of businesses. His work spans 154 industries throughout 11 countries worldwide. Kerwin is a straight-shooter, and he certainly doesn’t mince words when it comes to telling business leaders what they need to do to grow their companies and expand their mindsets.

    Part of what makes Kerwin such an effective coach is his sports-minded approach. He views business as a sport and entrepreneurs as athletes. And he believes they should be training themselves as such.

    In this volume, Kerwin stresses the importance of self-awareness on the entrepreneurial journey. If you’re not nurturing yourself and paying attention to your limits, it’s easy to burn out. Kerwin tells me all about his affinity for self-care and why he never fails to prioritise activities crucial in his self-care routine. He’s a big believer that one of the main things missing from the entrepreneurial mindset is the athlete mentality. Kerwin defines this for me and gives plenty of examples of implementing this way of thinking into your own daily routines. As business people, we can always use a little more self-awareness. This guy doesn’t mess around, and his tough love is something you need to hear.

    Also within this volume:



    Business as a sport

    The 3 main types of training for the entrepreneurial athlete

    Conditioning your mind and body

    Self-care routines

    Burn-out

    The role of rest and recovery

    Self-awareness = self-leadership



    Links & Resources:

    Connect with Kerwin on LinkedIn

    Follow Kerwin on Instagram

    Kerwin’s Website

    Watch Kerwin’s YouTube Channel

    Self-Awareness: A Key to Better Leadership

    Business Insider: How the World’s Best Athletes View Downtime

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    65. Volume: Naveen Jain: Legacy

    65. Volume: Naveen Jain: Legacy

    Sometimes as entrepreneurs, we get caught up in being known. Maybe you want to be known for your success, known for the money you make or known for the enterprise you build. But legacy isn’t about bank accounts or the number of times your name is mentioned in magazines. It’s about leaving the world a better place than you found it.

    This is The Psychology of Entrepreneurship,

    I’m Ronsley Vaz. This uniquely produced audio docuseries follows me, and my guests from all walks of life. We examine world events and break down the reactions and responses to them from business-minded people. Then, together we go inside and unravel the inner workings of the mind of entrepreneurs, artists, athletes and academics. Our goal is to answer the question, “What is the psychology of our decisions?”.

    If you are an entrepreneur or would like to explore the entrepreneurial mindset, this is the podcast for you.

    Naveen Jain wants his legacy to be the things that he’s stood for.

    Naveen is a self-made Billionaire. Yes, you read that correctly. But he never brings up his money or even his success. As he obsessively talks about the companies he’s started, it’s the people he’s helped that take centre stage. That’s what he cares about. That’s what gets him to “jump out of bed with joy every morning.”

    Viome, Naveen’s latest venture, is an incredibly innovative company that wants to “make illness optional”. Viome offers unique testing that measures your unique gut microbiome, mitochondria and human immune cell function. Then with your individual test results, they can recommend exact nutritional advice to improve your health.

    In this volume, Naveen tells me why there’s no shame in creating profitable companies. In fact, he explains why you’re able to help more people, the more money you make. For Naveen, it’s never been about monetary success. He wants to leave a legacy of inspiring other people to solve the world’s problems. He wants to be known for what he stood for, not the dollar amount in his bank account. Entrepreneurship is about solving problems, and Naveen never stops thinking about the problems he can solve and the lives he can touch.

    Also Within This Volume:



    Naveen’s upbrings

    Why you should never forget where you came from

    Why Naveen will never try to lose his accent

    Chronic disease vs. Infectious Disease

    Why he’s never started a non-profit

    The 3 questions you should ask yourself before started a business

    What Naveen wants his legacy to be



    Links:

    Viome – https://www.viome.com/

    Naveen Jain on Health Theory – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKb7R5zFBpo

    Viome on Instagram  @MyViome

    Naveen on Instagram @NaveenJainCEO

    Video: Chronic Disease – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IP92d0Rf-UY

    Interview with Sir James Dyson – https://www.leadershipnow.com/leadingblog/2007/04/fast_company_interview_with_si.html

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    64. Volume: Tessie Castillo: Accountability

    64. Volume: Tessie Castillo: Accountability

    It’s one thing to explore tough subjects, and it’s entirely another to dedicate your career to them. But once you’re aware of unfairness in the world, at what point do you have the responsibility to do something about it? We all need to take accountability for our actions. But we also need to hold people in power accountable for their part in injustices.

    This is The Psychology of Entrepreneurship,

    I’m Ronsley Vaz. This uniquely produced audio docuseries follows me, and my guests from all walks of life. We examine world events and break down the reactions and responses to them from business-minded people. Then, together we go inside and unravel the inner workings of the mind of entrepreneurs, artists, athletes and academics. Our goal is to answer the question, “What is the psychology of our decisions?”.

    If you are an entrepreneur or would like to explore the entrepreneurial mindset, this is the podcast for you.

    Tessie Castillo dedicates her career to telling stories that often go unheard.

    Tessie is a journalist, author and public speaker specialising in criminal justice, drug policy, prison reform and racial equity. Her first book, Crimson Letters: Voices from Death Row is co-authored with four men currently on Death Row in North Carolina’s Central Prison. She met these men while volunteering at the prison, teaching a writing class in 2014. Tessie was struck by the humility, wisdom and accountability of the prisoners on death row, which in turn shifted her writing in a new direction.

    The four men who co-authored the book mentioned above with Tessie are Michael, J. Braxton, Lyle May, Terry Robinson and George Wilkerson. I had the amazing opportunity to speak with three of them, which if you have listened to our three previous volumes, you know. In this volume, Tessie takes us back to the class she volunteered to teach in 2014, which started this amazing journey.

    Like most of us, Tessie had some preconceived ideas of what the death row inmates would be like. In her words, she was expecting to walk into a room filled with “the worst of the worst”. Instead, she was captivated by the humanity surrounding her. In this volume, we explore the responsibility we all have to be accountable for not only our actions but our thoughts and ideas. Accountability does not just apply to someone being charged with a crime and living with those consequences. It also applies to being held accountable for how our views and beliefs affect others.

    Also within this volume:



    * The fascinating story of Tessie’s first day teaching death row prisoners

    * The instability of the warden system

    * The horrible truth of executions

    * Why having a good lawyer is the difference between life and death

    * Purpose beyond punishment



    Links & Resources:

    Tessie’s Website

    Tessie on Instagram

    Crimson’s Letters Book

    Crimson Letter Book Club 

    Donate to help spread the word

    The Death Penalty on Psychology of Entrepreneurship Volume 60

    Lyle May on Psychology of Entrepreneurship Volume 61

    Michael Jerome Braxton on Psychology of Entrepreneu...

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    63. Volume: Terry Robinson: Imprisonment

    63. Volume: Terry Robinson: Imprisonment

    We hear a lot of metaphors thrown around about mental imprisonment. And those are certainly easy to make if you haven’t stepped foot into an actual prison. But maybe hearing those types of thoughts from an actual prisoner, say one on death row, could really help put things into perspective.

    This is The Psychology of Entrepreneurship,

    I’m Ronsley Vaz. This uniquely produced audio docuseries follows me, and my guests from all walks of life. We examine world events and break down the reactions and responses to them from business-minded people. Then, together we go inside and unravel the inner workings of the mind of entrepreneurs, artists, athletes, and academics. Our goal is to answer the question, “What is the psychology of our decisions?”.

    If you are an entrepreneur or would like to explore the entrepreneurial mindset, this is the podcast for you.

    Terry Robinson refuses to let imprisonment define him.

    If you’ve listened to the last couple of volumes of this podcast, you know the direction I’m heading in with this one. I got to speak to yet another death row inmate, and yet again had my mind blown. The thing that makes this interview different from the others I’ve had is that Terry Robinson, or Chanton, as he prefers, maintains that he’s innocent. So for this volume, I’ve decided to present this conversation from that perspective.

    Chanton is an inmate on North Carolina’s Death Row and has been for the last twenty years. In April of 2000, he was found guilty of attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon and first-degree murder. A jury of his peers recommended a sentence of death. Chanton has claimed innocence for those entire 20 years, and his story has never wavered. He openly speaks and writes about the stigma against innocent people in prison and the uphill battle that exists to exoneration. You can read Chanton’s thoughts for yourself on the Walk in Those Shoes blog.

    In this volume, with the help of Chanton’s candid words, I explore the concepts of both innocence and imprisonment. I’m talking about the imprisonment of your own making, and the one of the very literal sense. Because despite the despair that is waiting to die in prison, Chanton offers a very uplifting look at inner peace. We discuss meditation and books, and the absolute necessity to embrace empathy above all else.

    Other topics within this volume:



    The story of Rodney Reed

    Chanton’s Innocence

    Chanton’s morning routine

    The book that got him through the first night in prison

    Why meditation is essential in prison

    The happiest day he had in prison

    What prison are you living in?



    Links & Resources:

    Crimson Letters: Voices from Death Row

    Chanton’s Writing on Walk in Those Shoes

    Book: We’re All Doing Time

    Video: Death Row Inmate Maintains His Innocence

    Video: A Former Prosecutor Apologizes for Putting an Innocent Man on Death Row

    Psychology of Entrepreneurship Volume 60: The Death Penalty

    Psychology of Entrepreneurship Volume 61: Lyle May

    Psychology of Entrepreneurship Volume 62: Michael Jerome Braxton

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    62. Volume: Michael Jerome Braxton: Perspective

    62. Volume: Michael Jerome Braxton: Perspective

    We all take freedom for granted. If you found yourself confined in prison, would you be able to find hope? Would you be able to see past your cement walls and steel doors? Sometimes seeing beyond your circumstances just takes a shift in perspective.

    This is The Psychology of Entrepreneurship,

    I’m Ronsley Vaz. This uniquely produced audio docuseries follows me, and my guests from all walks of life. We examine world events and break down the reactions and responses to them from business-minded people. Then, together we go inside and unravel the inner workings of the mind of entrepreneurs, artists, athletes and academics. Our goal is to answer the question, “What is the psychology of our decisions?”.

    If you are an entrepreneur or would like to explore the entrepreneurial mindset, this is the podcast for you.

    Michael Jerome Braxton’s perspective is you have to have compassion for yourself to have compassion for others.

    If you’ve listened to the last couple of volumes of this show, you know that we’ve been exploring the concept of the death penalty. Not only have we dove deep into the American prison system, but I have had the extraordinary opportunity to speak with Death Row inmates and ask them honest questions. In this volume, I got to speak with Michael Jerome Braxton, or Alim, as he prefers to be called. Alim is the name he took when converting to Islam.

    Alim is a rapper and a spiritual leader, and he’s spent 27 years on North Carolina’s Death Row. 10 of those years were spent in solitary confinement. He has an upcoming album dropping soon entitled “Mercy on My Soul”. In the meantime, you can listen to his current music on SoundCloud. He’s also a co-author of the book Crimson Letters: Voices From Death Row. Unlike our last volume, the crimes that landed Alim in prison are openly discussed in this conversation. But, like with each of these conversations, I am approaching this volume from what I can learn from the man he is now.

    What struck me about Alim was how all his words were laced with compassion and empathy. It’s hard to imagine I would feel the same after spending more than half my life locked in a cell. But Alim has given me hope that maybe we have more power over our own perspectives than we think.

    In this conversation, Alim candidly tells me about the transformation he experienced while incarcerated. He went from what he describes as “the worst of the worst” to a man of faith, a man of integrity, and a man of honour. Yes, that may be hard to believe since I’m describing a death row inmate. But if I’ve learned anything from doing these prison volumes, it’s that you have to strip yourself of any and all preconceived notions before listening to these men talk. This volume is all about perspective, and I hope you’ll walk away with a different one after listening.

    Also within this volume:



    Alim’s struggle with racial identity

    Alim’s journey to faith

    Taking responsibility for his actions

    Love, empathy, and compassion

    If you want to love yourself, you have to begin by loving others

    How his attitude shifted regarding his crimes

    Embracing despair in prison

    Birthdays on Death Row



    Links:

    Crimson Letters: Voices from Death Row

    Listen to Alim’s Music

    Seven Essential Facts About Multiracial Youth

    5 Reasons the Death Penalty is Wrong

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