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The Mind For Life Podcast is about better thinking for better living. This is a personal development podcast to help you get your mind right for success in life. Join us each week as we interview guests who take us through their incredible stories of success and failure and how they have learned and grown through their experiences and as we learn how to change our perspectives to live a better life.

Mind For Lif‪e‬ Jeff Bogaczyk

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The Mind For Life Podcast is about better thinking for better living. This is a personal development podcast to help you get your mind right for success in life. Join us each week as we interview guests who take us through their incredible stories of success and failure and how they have learned and grown through their experiences and as we learn how to change our perspectives to live a better life.

    MFL 60 – How To Build Your Personal Brand with Cynthia Johnson

    MFL 60 – How To Build Your Personal Brand with Cynthia Johnson

    Building Your Personal Brand with Cynthia Johnson















    On this episode, Cynthia Johnson shares about how to build your personal brand. She is an entrepreneur, marketing professional, author, and keynote speaker. She is Co-Founder and CEO at Bell + Ivy, a digital marketing and personal branding agency in Santa Monica, CA.







    Previously, she was Partner & Director of Marketing for RankLab, a digital marketing agency listed in Inc. Magazine’s Fastest Growing Private Companies until RankLab was acquired in 2015 by AAC Holdings, Inc. Cynthia is an Advisory Board member for The Millennium Alliance, a leading technology, business, and educational advisory firm serving Fortune 1000 C-Level executives.







    Cynthia was listed as top personal branding experts in 2017 by Entrepreneur, top 50 marketers on SnapChat by Mashable, and Most Influential Women in Business by Tenfold Research. Her work has been featured in Entrepreneur, Forbes, Huffington Post, TIME, and several other industry-specific publications. Her first book Platform published in February 2019 with Penguin Random House.







    Places to Connect With Cynthia:







    Cynthia’s website







    Cynthia on Twitter







    Cynthia on Medium







    Cynthia on Facebook







    Cynthia on Instagram







    Cynthia on LinkedIn







    Cynthia on Pinterest







    Cynthia’s Book – Platform















    Top Takeaways







    * Cynthia lays out a solid argument for why you need to begin thinking about your personal brand.  I think this is important if you are wanting to advance in your career or to establish yourself as an expert within your field.  Again, there’s a deep need for content from media outlets and they will seek out people to fill that content.  As Cynthia said, many times, those people are not qualified experts in those areas, but just have a good marketing campaign to get themselves featured.  If you’re an expert in a field, it’s a good idea to begin building your platform because, though you might think your job is secure, if something happens, you need that platform, that base to show to companies and others, especially in this digital age, that you are qualified in your field.* Cynthia gives some incredibly valuable tips on how you can get published by major publications and shares her secrets for finding the right people and making the right pitch.  Her segment on Twitter Advanced Search is worth the price of admission for this podcast by its...

    • 39 min
    MFL 59 – How To Get Ahead with Zak Slayback

    MFL 59 – How To Get Ahead with Zak Slayback

    Zak Slayback is a career expert who works to help individuals and corporations get ahead at work. He was originally on the podcast back in episode #18 speaking about the value of substance over status. He is the author of the forthcoming How to Get Ahead (McGraw-Hill, 2019) and the owner and president of Get Ahead Labs, a boutique consulting firm that helps corporate clients become business development powerhouses.







    He’s also the marketing & portfolio support partner at the San Francisco-based venture capital firm, 1517 Fund. Zak focuses on supporting portfolio companies with talent, hiring, marketing & PR.







    He was one of LinkedIn’s most influential voices on education in 2015 and has been published in Newsweek, the New York Examiner, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Christian Science Monitor, the Foundation for Economic Education, among others, and has also appeared on The Glenn Beck Program, HuffPost Live, Michelle Malkin Investigates, and Stossel. 







    Zak’s books:







    * How To Get Ahead: A 6-Step System to Unleash Your Personal Brand and Build a World-Class Network So Opportunities Come To You* The End of School: Reclaiming Education from the Classroom







    Resources and Places to Connect with Zak







    Website:  www.zakslayback.com







    Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/zslayback







    Twitter – @zslayback







    Join Zak’s Email list for pre-order information on his upcoming book.







    Top Takeaways







    * Everyone needs a personal brand. Your online profile is your resume and as a necessary part of growing in your career, you need to give it some consideration.* Build your email list. Relying on social media platforms is a dangerous one due to the instability and constant changes in the algorithms of those platforms. You own your email list and no algorithm change can affect it.* Zak’s cabinet of models – mentors, teachers, and advisors . You work professionally with your mentors and you want to find people you would like to emulate in your unique space. Teachers or coaches or consultants transfer knowledge to you. You learn from them. They don’t just tell you what to do but they help you get to the place where you learn how to figure that out on your own. Advisors are people who give you advice based on their own personal experience. We all need these three types of people in our lives.







    Join the 52 Essential Skills Course at Mind For Life.  It’s FREE!   Download the Essential Skills Personal Assessment and Join the Mind For Life Essential Skills Facebook Group.

    • 49 min
    MFL 58 – Concussions and Neural-Visual Training With Dr. Joe Clark

    MFL 58 – Concussions and Neural-Visual Training With Dr. Joe Clark

    Concussions and Neural-Visual Training with Dr. Joe Clark

    On this program, we have the great honor of hosting Dr. Joe Clark, professor of neurology at the University of Cincinnati.  Dr. Clark has lived in Oxford, Paris, and Moscow and he currently serves as a professor at Cincinnati in the department of neurology where part of his responsibilities have to do with concussion research.

    He has a bachelor of arts in Chemistry, a Master’s of Science degree in biophysics from Michigan State, and his Ph.D. is from Michigan State in Physiology.  He is also a certified athletic trainer and he not only speaks English, but he is fluent in French and conversational in Russian.  He has authored or co-authored over 100 scientific journal articles as well as three scientific texts.

    In our interview, Dr. Clark talks about concussions, concussion prevention, CTE, and how you can train your brain to strengthen your neural networks and think better.

     

    Resources and Places to Connect with Dr. Clark:

    Personal

    Website:  http://www.josephfclark.com/

    Full Academic CV:  https://researchdirectory.uc.edu/p/clarkjf

    LinkedIn



    Mind For Life Essential Skills Course:

    Here’s an article explaining what it’s all about – The 52 Essential Skills You Need For Success In Life And Business

    Also, here’s our 52 Essential Skills Resource Page for more information on each of the 52 essential skills.

     

    This is part of the 52 Essential Skills Course at Mind For Life.  You can join us on this journey of personal development throughout 2018.   It’s FREE!   Download the Essential Skills Personal Assessment and Join the Mind For Life Essential Skills Facebook Group.

     

     

     

    • 55 min
    MFL 57 – Taking Risks with Brian Lischer of Ignyte Brands

    MFL 57 – Taking Risks with Brian Lischer of Ignyte Brands

    Taking Risks with Brian Lischer of Ignyte Brands

    Brian Lischer, Founder, and CEO of Ignyte, is an entrepreneur, author, speaker, and brand strategist. He is a leading voice on a range of issues, including the psychology of branding.

    Brian founded Ignyte, an award-winning branding agency, in 2013. After working for more than a decade in marketing and design, he decided to put his passion for behavioral sciences to work by helping brands discover and express their authenticity. Under Brian’s leadership, Ignyte has grown into a highly sought-after agency that transforms brands around the globe. Brian works closely with the agency’s key accounts to ensure optimal positioning and authentic brand experiences.

    Brian studied psychology and communication at the University of California San Diego. A frequent blogger, speaker, and columnist, Brian has written for publications including Forbes, Huffington Post, and Brand Quarterly. Major media outlets cite him as a branding expert and successful entrepreneur.

    Brian is an active member of the Young Entrepreneurs Council, Entrepreneurs’ Organization, MIT Enterprise Forum, and American Marketing Association. He is an advisor to startups and is also involved as an investor and partner in a range of digital ventures. Brian donates his time and resources to charitable organizations helping to create positive change in the world.

    In addition to his various business ventures, Brian is a devoted thrill-seeker and can often be found surfing, snowboarding or mountaineering. When he’s not in the mountains or the sea, Brian dedicates his time to developing his mindfulness practice, which includes yoga, meditation, and Buddhist teachings.

    Resources and Places to Connect with Brian:

    Personal

    Website: www.brianlischer.com

    Twitter: @BrianLischer

    LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/lischer

    Company

    Website: www.ignytebrands.com

    Twitter: @IgnyteBrands

    Facebook: www.facebook.com/ignytebrands



    Top learning moments:



    * We live in a world of uncertainty.  For the most part, we don’t know what tomorrow brings and we can sometimes allow our fear of the unknown, or our fear of the future to prevent us from stepping out and doing things we may not be comfortable with.  In some cases, the potential we have in our lives to do some amazing things never happens because we refuse to take a risk.  Brian talked about some of the risks that he had to take in his life – leaving his job and starting a company when he realized where his passions were taking him – and how he overcame the fears associated with those risks.  Sometimes the risks in life are real – they have real consequences like we can lose our life or something, but many times they are small dragons with a loud roar.  Asking ourselves the question – what’s the worst that can happen, and then putting a realistic picture on the very worst helps us to see that the worst isn’t really that bad – and most times, it’s not a matter of life or death.

    * The second thing has to do with what do we do if we aren’t naturally predisposed to the life of a risk-taking adventurer.  Brian mentioned how he has always had something inside of him which propelled a risk-taking sort of life but what do we do when that’s not necessarily in our nature?  He talked about having the courage to step forward in life and do things you may not be comfortable doing.  I heard recently about a study that was taken of ...

    • 52 min
    MFL 56 – Understanding Emotional Intelligence with Dr. Matt Fazio

    MFL 56 – Understanding Emotional Intelligence with Dr. Matt Fazio

    Understanding Emotional Intelligence with Dr. Matt Fazio

    Matt Fazio, Ph.D. teaches composition and communication courses at Robert Morris University and Point Park University. He manages the Marketing Department for a Pittsburgh-based accounting firm where he handles everything from the internal and external communications of the firm to the advertising and graphic work.

    Matt has presented his academic work at national conferences and has been published in scholarly journals and book chapters. He recently co-authored a middle-grade novel, Detours and Designs, which is available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Google Play for presale.

    Additionally, he is involved with the community and sits on the Board of Directors for the Baldwin Brentwood Whitehall Chamber of Commerce.

    Resources and Places to Connect with Matt:

    Detours and Designs Website

    Detours and Designs Facebook Page

    Detours and Designs on Instagram

    Dr. Matt Fazio on Twitter

    Article:  5 Questions to 2X Your Emotional Intelligence

    Matt’s Book:

    Detours and Designs – Matt Fazio and Josh Malacki

     Top learning moments:



    * Unlike IQ which tends to remain static for the majority of your life, your EQ can change and that enables you to find ways to improve emotional intelligence.  So, it’s important to understand that we aren’t trapped by a low EQ but that we can take active steps to improve ourselves in this area.

    * Reading fiction can help improve emotional intelligence.  Part of improving EQ is the ability to take a reflective position regarding other people’s emotional states.  This takes practice and many times in our real-life relationships, we don’t always remember to make time for that reflection and therefore overlook the emotional aspect of someone else’s personality.  In reading fiction, we have the time to stop and think about the character and take the time to reflect upon their emotional states.  It functions as practice and by continual practice, we start to develop a habit which then becomes a regular part of how we think.



    Mind For Life Essential Skills Course:

    Here’s an article explaining what it’s all about – The 52 Essential Skills You Need For Success In Life And Business

    Also, here’s our 52 Essential Skills Resource Page for more information on each of the 52 essential skills.

    This is part of the 52 Essential Skills Course at Mind For Life.  You can join us on this journey of personal development throughout 2018.   It’s FREE!   Download the Essential Skills Personal Assessment and Join the Mind For Life Essential Skills Facebook Group.

     

    • 49 min
    MFL 55 – Why Humor Is Vital For Your Success – Karyn Buxman

    MFL 55 – Why Humor Is Vital For Your Success – Karyn Buxman

    Why Humor Is Vital For Your Success – Karyn Buxman

    Karyn Buxman is a TEDx speaker, successful author, and neurohumorist. A pioneer in her field, Karyn shows high performers how to expand their influence, strengthen their relationships and boost their resilience. From NASA to the Mayo Clinic to the Million Dollar Round Table, companies hire Karyn to educate, inspire, and entertain their audiences again and again.

    If writing burned calories, Karyn would be a Size 2! She’s written for numerous peer-reviewed journal and she’s the author of eight books. Her upcoming book is “Funny Means Money” (ForbesBooks, Spring18).

    The media loves Karyn Buxman—she’s appeared in publications such as USA Today, Investor’s Business Daily, Forbes, Shape, and Women’s Day. Karyn is one of 194 professionals (and one of only 43 women) in the world to be inducted into the National Speaker’s Association’s Speaker Hall of Fame. Wowing audiences with her high content and high energy—Karyn Buxman is serious about humor.

    Resources and Places to Connect with Karyn:

     

    Karyn’s Website

    Karyn on Twitter

    Karyn on Facebook

    Karyn on LinkedIn

    Karyn’s TED Talk on How Humor Can Save The World

    The Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor:  non-profit, member-driven, international community of humor and laughter professionals and enthusiasts.

    Karyn’s Books:

    Lead with Levity: Strategic Humor for Leaders

    What’s So Funny About Heart Disease: A Creative Approach to Coping With Your Condition

    What’s So Funny About… OR Nursing?: A Creative Approach to Celebrating Your Profession

    What’s So Funny About Diabetes?: A Creative Approach to Coping with Your Disease

    What’s So Funny About… Nursing?: A Creative Approach to Celebrating Your Profession

    Amazed and Amused: How to Survive and Thrive as A Healthcare Professional

    This Won’t Hurt A Bit! And Other Fractured Truths in Healthcare 

    I’ve Got One Nerve Left and You’re Standing On It

    Nursing Perspectives on Humor by Karyn Buxman

     Top learning moments:



    * Humor has some incredible benefits – physically for your circulatory system and psychologically for how you deal with stress.  We often think that humor is some side benefit that just helps us to enjoy life better, but the research shows that humor has some incredible physical benefits including helping to reduce stress, dealing with physical pain, and even, as Karyn mentioned, changing your genetics to positively impact future generations.

    * You don’t have to be funny to have a sense of humor.  We think that if we’re not the class clown we can’t benefit from humor.  Karyn mentioned two aspects of humor that make up our HQ – the appreciation of humor and the application of humor.  So open your eyes to the funny things you see every day and begin to intentionally develop an appreciation for humor and then share it with other people.  You don’t want to be that person that’s always telling jokes because you think that’s what defined you as an individual, but you do want to authentically share funny things...

    • 51 min

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