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The Win the Day podcast is hosted by acclaimed author, speaker and entrepreneur James Whittaker. Learn how to take ownership of your financial, physical and mental health.

Through interviews with some of the most accomplished people on the planet, you'll get all the tips and strategies you need to win the day, every day.

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The Win the Day podcast is hosted by acclaimed author, speaker and entrepreneur James Whittaker. Learn how to take ownership of your financial, physical and mental health.

Through interviews with some of the most accomplished people on the planet, you'll get all the tips and strategies you need to win the day, every day.

    36. Lose Yourself to Find Yourself with Bruce Kirkby | Win the Day podcast

    36. Lose Yourself to Find Yourself with Bruce Kirkby | Win the Day podcast

    Episode 36: Lose Yourself to Find Yourself with Bruce Kirkby
    “My biggest fear is that when I die the person I am meets the person I could have become.” – Author Unknown
    Our guest today is a truly extraordinary individual and one of the world’s leading wilderness experts. Bruce Kirkby grew up in Toronto as an engineering physicist by trade, but he had that itch that there was more to life than simply going through the same boring motions each day. 
    Despite almost failing English in high school, Bruce became a wilderness writer and adventure photographer, and today he’s visited 80+ countries and is renowned for connecting wild places with contemporary issues. Some of his most notable accomplishments include the first modern crossing of Arabia’s Empty Quarter by camel, a descent of Ethiopia’s Blue Nile Gorge by raft, a sea kayak traverse of Borneo’s northern coast, and a coast-to-coast Icelandic trek.
    Bruce is the author of three bestselling books, winner of multiple National Magazine Awards, and has been featured in The New York Times. His TV show Big Crazy Family Adventure was released by the Travel Channel in 2015 and followed Bruce’s journey with his wife and two young children from their home in Canada to India with one condition – the only mode of transportation they couldn’t use was airplanes.
    In this interview, we'll look at:

    The moment when Bruce realized the traditional path wasn’t for him
    When he was taken hostage at gunpoint in Ethiopia
    What it was like traveling with his young family to Mt Everest and the Great Wall of China
    Lessons from living in a Buddhist Monastery in Tibet
    How to escape the modern grind and start enjoying life, and
    Parenting tips for 2020 and beyond.

    Perhaps the best lesson from this interview is how to reconnect with what it means to be human.
    Bruce has an incredible energy, some amazing stories, and I know you’re going to love this episode!
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    YouTube version: https://youtu.be/7gheyelj70M
    Blog version: https://jameswhitt.com/newsletters/
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    Show links:
    📷 Bruce Kirkby on Instagram
    https://instagram.com/brucekirkby 
    ⚡ Bruce Kirkby website
    http://brucekirkby.com
    🌎 Big Crazy Family Adventure on the Travel Channel
    https://www.travelchannel.com/shows/big-crazy-family-adventure/articles/big-crazy-family-adventure
    📚 Bruce’s brand-new book Blue Sky Kingdom: An Epic Family Journey to the Heart of the Himalaya
    https://amzn.to/2Hkig79
    💚Blue Sky Kingdom trailer:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvTcaNRWJcs&authuser=1 
    🎙️ We Are Podcast: Learn how to make money from your podcast
    https://wearepodcast.com/events 
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    35. The Power of NOW with Brandon T. Adams | Win the Day podcast

    35. The Power of NOW with Brandon T. Adams | Win the Day podcast

    Episode 35: The Power of Now with Brandon T. Adams

    “I’m in a battle every single day. A war. People who succeed have the burning desire to win, and the persistence to get up and fight every day.” - Brandon T. Adams

    Today we're stepping it up! For the first time EVER, the Win the Day show has been filmed in a professional recording studio in Los Angeles, California. Check it out here 🎞️

    Our guest today has fit a LOT into his 30 years. Brandon T. Adams grew up in rural Iowa helping out with his father’s packaged ice business. That job taught him the value of hard work, but on the brink of flunking out of college Brandon was given a book that completely changed his trajectory and became the foundation to everything he’s achieved today.

    Since that defining moment, Brandon has become a podcaster, speaker, inventor, author, and business adviser. His work as a crowdfunding expert has raised more than $35 million and led to him working with high profile clients such as Kevin Harrington (from hit TV show Shark Tank), Jeff Hoffman (billionaire founder of Priceline), and the renowned non-profit XPRIZE.

    In this interview, we talk about Brandon's darkest days where he faced depression, loneliness, and bankruptcy. We'll also go through:


    Growing up in rural Iowa with a small town mindset
    Overcoming a debilitating speech impediment
    His dysfunctional college life as a raging alcoholic
    What it really takes to be successful in 2020 and beyond; and
    How he became an award-winning television producer, entrepreneur, crowdfunding expert, and speaker.

    Brandon holds nothing back in this interview. If you want both the motivation to succeed AND the blueprint on how to do it, this is the episode for you!

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    YouTube version: https://youtu.be/PrwEgv0k4t0

    Blog version: https://jameswhitt.com/the-power-of-now-with-brandon-t-adams/

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    Show links:

    📝 Brandon T. Adams on Facebook:
    https://fb.com/BrandonTAdams

    📷 Brandon T. Adams on  Instagram:
    https://instagram.com/brandontadams

    ⚡ Brandon T. Adams website:
    https://www.brandontadams.com

    🎙️ We Are Podcast: learn how to make money from your podcast:
    http://wearepodcast.com

    📙 Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill:
    https://amzn.to/2GkFCCT

    🌎 Think and Grow Rich: The Legacy by James Whittaker:
    http://amzn.to/2EQH8QD

    💚 The Road to Success by Brandon T. Adams and Samantha Rossin:
    https://amzn.to/3lJMij3

    🗝️ Success In Your City (TV show):
    https://amzn.to/3nNVkNF

    🔥 BRAND NEW! Andrew Carnegie’s Mental Dynamite by Napoleon Hill and James Whittaker:
    https://amzn.to/322dNxF

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    34. 5 Ways to Stay Productive During a Pandemic | Win the Day podcast

    34. 5 Ways to Stay Productive During a Pandemic | Win the Day podcast

    Episode 34: 5 Ways to Stay Productive During a Pandemic

    “We don't rise to the level of our expectations, we fall to the level of our training.” – Archilochus

    Is it possible to stay productive, happy and healthy during a pandemic? Absolutely! You just need the right plan. 

    In this episode, I'm going to share with you the five changes I've made during the pandemic to help me succeed in life and business. The most important is how I've changed my morning routine, because we win the day based on what we do in the morning. I’ll also share with you a story that I’ve never mentioned before about a particularly challenging day earlier this year. 

    These are the exact changes I’ve made in the last few months that have enabled me to fill my cup at a time when I really needed it, and hopefully they work for you too.

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    YouTube version: https://youtube.com/c/JamesWhittaker1/videos

    Blog version: https://jameswhitt.com/newsletters/

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    Show links:

    🔥 BRAND NEW! 'Andrew Carnegie’s Mental Dynamite' by Napoleon Hill and James Whittaker:
    https://amzn.to/322dNxF 

    💚 Episode 26: From Failure to Fable — Interview with Michael Fox:
    https://youtu.be/gGFoE-8XgJc

    🔮 Episode 27: How to Thrive in an Uncertain Future with George Chanos:
    https://youtu.be/prM7FvhTAgw

    ✈️ Episode 28: How to Elevate Your Life with Jessica Cox:
    https://youtu.be/smFXzz8Kmbg

    ☮️ Episode 29: How to Stress Less and Accomplish More with Emily Fletcher:
    https://youtu.be/WPcI-oLR1Es

    💌 Episode 30: How to Create Life-changing Relationships with Keith Ferrazzi:
    https://youtu.be/TO_GDSvP_PA

    🎁 Episode 31: Becoming Unstoppable with Kerwin Rae:
    https://youtu.be/9Gp1nAJYIyc

    ⏳ Episode 32: From Solitary to Service with Coss Marte:
    https://youtu.be/tDfXT6nJ61U

    🧠 Episode 33: Reprogramming Your Brain with John Assaraf:
    https://youtu.be/woLJPsubWLY

    🎧 We Are Podcast — Learn how to make money from your podcast:
    http://wearepodcast.com/

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    • 20 min
    33. Reprogramming Your Brain with John Assaraf (How to Achieve ANY Goal) | Win the Day podcast

    33. Reprogramming Your Brain with John Assaraf (How to Achieve ANY Goal) | Win the Day podcast

    Episode 33: Reprogramming Your Brain with John Assaraf

    “Do more of what you love, less of what you tolerate, and none of what you hate.” – John Assaraf

    Today, we’ve got one of the leading mindset and behavior experts on the planet, John Assaraf. You probably know John from the 2006 film ‘The Secret’.

    Since then, John has built a billion-dollar company, numerous multimillion-dollar companies, written two New York Times bestselling books, and been featured in eight movies, including 'The Secret' and 'Quest for Success' alongside Richard Branson and the Dalai Lama. 

    But his journey to success was anything but smooth. Growing up with a fixed mindset, John was expecting to follow a similar path to his father who lived paycheck to paycheck as a taxi driver with a bad gambling habit. John left high school after Grade 10 and eventually found work in a warehouse, but he was hanging out with some unsavory people which left him with two career horizons: jail or the morgue. 

    It was only at 19 years old, through the influence of a successful businessman, that John began taking ownership of his life for the first time. This mentor asked John three simple but profound questions that changed his trajectory forever. And when his mind changed, his world did too.

    Today, he is founder and CEO of NeuroGym, a company dedicated to using the most advanced brain training methods to help individuals unleash their fullest potential and maximize their results. In this interview, we talk about how you can reprogram your brain for massive success.

    We’ll go through:


    The three simple but profound questions that changed John's life forever;
    The debilitating health condition in his early 20’s that sparked his life’s work;
    John’s daily routine for peak performance;
    What to do with negative people in your life (or people who refuse to change); 
    How you can achieve ANY goal;
    And so much more.

    If you want to know how to create powerful habits that you'll actually stick to, this is the episode for you.

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    YouTube: https://youtube.com/c/JamesWhittaker1/videos

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    Show links:

    🔥 BRAND NEW! 'Andrew Carnegie’s Mental Dynamite' by Napoleon Hill and James Whittaker:
    https://amzn.to/322dNxF 

    📝 John Facebook:
    https://fb.com/JohnAssarafPage

    🧠 John website:
    https://johnassaraf.com

    📷 John Instagram:
    https://instagram.com/johnassaraf

    🚀 Winning the Game of Money with John Assaraf
    https://myneurogym.com/go/?p=JAAFF9597&w=LBAT2017REG

    💪 'Innercise' by John Assaraf:
    https://amzn.to/2QMhX5P

    📙 'You2' by Price Pritchett:
    https://amzn.to/31MFE4m

    💡 'Think and Grow Rich' by Napoleon Hill:
    https://amzn.to/2GkFCCT

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    • 52 min
    32. From Solitary to Service with Coss Marte (How a drug dealer earning $5M/year built a fitness empire from his prison cell) | Win the Day podcast

    32. From Solitary to Service with Coss Marte (How a drug dealer earning $5M/year built a fitness empire from his prison cell) | Win the Day podcast

    Episode 32: From Solitary to Service with Coss Marte

    “Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill

    At 11 years old, Coss Marte began using drugs. At 13, he was selling crack on the streets to make ends meet. With a lack of positive role models, and an environment riddled with crime, there were few legitimate avenues available to him. Yet, despite regularly witnessing extreme acts of violence, Coss survived as he inched his way up the food chain.

    At 19, he found himself at the helm of one of the largest drug delivery services in New York City. Through a team of more than two dozen couriers, dispatchers and street soldiers, Coss distributed vast quantities of cocaine and marijuana to all segments of society – from public housing residents to cops, judges and doctors, but especially Wall Street executives who had the salaries to match their insatiable appetite for his product.

    At its peak, the business was earning more than $5 million a year. Coss’ drug venture was so successful that he needed eight mobile phones just to store the sheer number of customer contacts.

    Eventually, the law caught up with him, and 23-year-old Coss was sentenced to prison and forced to turnover all proceeds from his criminal enterprise. It was the latest and most severe of a string of arrests that had seen him incarcerated 10 times since he first began dealing.

    While in prison, a series of events forced Coss to take ownership of his life, and he began his road to redemption – only this time as a fitness entrepreneur.

    Since being released, Coss has trained 50,000+ people from around the world. He’s an author, a TEDx speaker and recently launched a crowdfund for a nonprofit that helps equip formerly incarcerated people with the skills to succeed in the digital world so they don’t need to return to a life of crime.

    In this interview, we talk about:


    What it was like selling crack on the streets of New York City during its darkest days
    How he built a drug empire as a 19-year-old earning $5M a year
    How to survive in one of the toughest prisons in the country
    The one book that finally led to him taking ownership of his life
    How he created a fitness empire from solitary confinement
    And a whole lot more.

    If you want to know how to succeed when life feels hopeless, this is the interview for you!

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    YouTube version: https://youtu.be/tDfXT6nJ61U

    Blog version: https://jameswhitt.com/from-solitary-to-service-with-coss-marte

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    Show links:

    💪 ConBody:
    https://conbody.com

    🎧 Ex-Dealer, Ex-Junkie Podcast:
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ex-dealer-ex-junkie/id1493490245

    💚 Second Chance Studios:
    https://kickstarter.com/projects/secondchancestudios/second-chance-studios

    📚 ConBody the book:
    https://amzn.to/3hPqEbq

    🎤 TEDx Talk:
    https://youtu.be/3npsu-wnL6o

    📸 Coss Marte on Instagram:
    https://instagram.com/cossmarte

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    • 50 min
    31. Becoming Unstoppable with Kerwin Rae | Win the Day podcast

    31. Becoming Unstoppable with Kerwin Rae | Win the Day podcast

    Episode 31: Becoming Unstoppable with Kerwin Rae

    “Do or do not. There is no try.” – Yoda

    Kerwin Rae is one of the world's foremost business growth experts. In an extraordinary career, he’s helped 100,000 businesses in 150+ different industries, in more than a dozen countries, to achieve better results.  

    But Kerwin certainly had to attend the school of hard knocks to get where he is today. At 7 years old, he was diagnosed with dyslexia, ADHD, and other learning difficulties. At 15, he had the first of seven near-death experiences. And at 19, he became addicted to drugs. 

    It looked like the stars simply wouldn’t align for his life, and he hadn’t even read a book in full until he was 23 – which is coincidentally the same year he started his first business. 

    Then, a series of transformational moments occurred that made Kerwin realize he had FAR more potential than he ever thought possible. At that point, he realized that his rollercoaster journey – through difficult lessons and significant hardships – had actually equipped him with an unparalleled ability to help others succeed. And he’s been kicking massive goals ever since. 

    In this episode, we talk about:


    The most transformational moments that took him from believing he was ‘stupid’ to feeling superhuman.
    How to meditate in a 200km/h skydiving freefall.
    The exact methods he uses to improve his own performance each day.
    How he read the tea leaves for the pandemic and was able to use it to his advantage.
    The parenting style he has with his six-year-old son, Noah, and the relationship with his ex-wife.
    How to balance hunger for future achievements with happiness in the present.
    And a whole lot more!

    You'll be ready to Win the Day after this one 😉

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    YouTube version:
    https://youtu.be/9Gp1nAJYIyc

    Blog version:
    https://jameswhitt.com/becoming-unstoppable-with-kerwin-rae/

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    Show links:

    📝 Kerwin Rae Facebook:
    https://fb.com/kerwinrae

    📷 Kerwin Rae Instagram:
    https://instagram.com/kerwinrae

    ⚡ Kerwin Rae website:
    https://kerwinrae.com 

    🔥 Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink:
    https://amzn.to/2FCsbDN 

    🧭 Unstoppable with Kerwin Rae podcast:
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/unstoppable-with-kerwin-rae/id1435769990

    📙 The Way of the Superior Man by David Deida:
    https://amzn.to/3afb9Xi 

    🎙️ We Are Members: create a thriving business from your podcast:
    http://wearepodcast.com/membersonly

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    • 47 min

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