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An excellent combination of interviews with successful entrepreneurs, athletes, investors, dreamers, and overachievers who share their insights for success!



M. Curtis McCoy is an author who has published books on Success, Motivation & Inspiration. Listen in on conversations with experts, professionals and inspirational people. Learn business insights and tips on becoming successful in many aspects of your life.



Hear from people who overcame extreme adversity and succeeded, even when the cards were stacked against them. This is the success podcast you can't miss!



Connect with us on the Success, Motivation & Inspiration Facebook group or visit us online at SuccessMotivationInspiration.com

Success, Motivation & Inspiration M. Curtis McCoy

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An excellent combination of interviews with successful entrepreneurs, athletes, investors, dreamers, and overachievers who share their insights for success!



M. Curtis McCoy is an author who has published books on Success, Motivation & Inspiration. Listen in on conversations with experts, professionals and inspirational people. Learn business insights and tips on becoming successful in many aspects of your life.



Hear from people who overcame extreme adversity and succeeded, even when the cards were stacked against them. This is the success podcast you can't miss!



Connect with us on the Success, Motivation & Inspiration Facebook group or visit us online at SuccessMotivationInspiration.com

    Jason Holzer on the Success, Motivation & Inspiration podcast

    Jason Holzer on the Success, Motivation & Inspiration podcast

    Jason Holzer is a coach, & speaker. He’s also the author of “Shattered By Suicide, Renewed by Resilience: How to Move Forward After Being Left Behind“. After losing his dad to suicide, Jason says he had a choice to either play the victim and look to others to feel sorry for him or decide to fight for the good life he deserves! Jason now spends his life helping others to realize their potential & achieve happiness.

    First off, man… I’m so sorry for your loss. I can’t even imagine.

    Below are some insights from Jason Holzer. Enjoy!

    Can you share one thing you loved or admired most about your dad?

    His work ethic… He always did things the right way. He was an electrician which meant he had to be very detailed oriented and focused on what he was doing at his job.

    How did your dad’s decision to take his own life impact you, & those who loved him?

    It was devastating. He was such a good man to so many people. He was funny, caring, and involved. His loss not only hit me hard, it hit the community hard as well.

    What is your advice for someone who’s down & thinking suicide may be the only way out?

    There are so many people who love you. Suicide only ends the chances of life getting better, and it will get better if we learn to stack good choices on top of each other. Things like daily exercises, eating healthier, picking the right group of friends, being thankful, setting goals that serve others etc…

    For our listeners who have lost someone due to suicide, what advice can you share with them?

    Continuous forgiveness is key. Every celebration is always a reminder that a loved one isn’t there so they are all bittersweet. However, forgiveness allows you to let go of the pain and negative emotions and give you the opportunity to focus on being present and finding happiness. Your life will never be the same, but it doesn’t have to define you. You still have the choice to make your life a little better every day.

    What made you decide to write your book & use this pain to help others?

    I felt there was a need in our society as I kept reading about suicide rates going up. I felt like if people knew what others went through went they lost someone to suicide, they would think twice about it. Also to help others who have gone through a similar circumstance to have someone that can relate to what they may be going through.

    If you could recommend one book for our audience, what would it be? (Other than yours)

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    • 16 min
    Ryan West on the Success, Motivation & Inspiration podcast

    Ryan West on the Success, Motivation & Inspiration podcast

    Ryan West hosts a podcast called Revealing Healing, where he brings on guests who have battled all kinds of health crisis and found ways to get through them. Ryan’s podcast is a show dedicated to telling motivating health stories. The Revealing Healing show hosted by Ryan West who is a brain tumor survivor himself! I’m excited to have him on the show!

    Below are some insights from Ryan West. Enjoy!

    What is your personal definition of success?

    This one is short answer for me. My definition of success is when you get paid as a result of what your creativity created. Hands down the best feeling ever is to work on something from scratch and see others benefit from it.

    Can you share the steps you take daily to improve?

    I don’t know if there is enough paper in the world to write down what I am trying to improve on. I’m going to answer this a little different by saying I try other things to help me improve on what I know I’m not good at. Here’s an example, for all of 2019 I have been trying to learn how to play the guitar. The reason I pushed myself to do that was because I have always wanted to learn but also because I know that once I feel confident playing the guitar I will all the sudden be good at three things I use to suck at. Why? Because I believe that when we teach ourselves how to do something that is creative, are brains automatically help us out and solve those those three things we were having problems with. Creativity is free. Let me say that again, creativity is FREE and when you tap into it you can do wonders for self-improvement.

    What is your advice for someone making an important decision?

    If you have time, think it over and then think it over again. I don’t think (no pun intended) that we allow ourselves enough time to think throughout the day. It is so undervalued how important that is. I watched the documentary about Warren Buffet last year and the one thing out of everything he said that stuck with me was how much he just thinks throughout the day. I thought maybe I was just some odd person (no comment) but when the richest person in the world suggests it I think I can get behind it. Some of the best ideas come from sitting in silence and thinking about what you could here or there. If time is limited like in so many cases, you make your best advised decision and don’t look back. You are in the role because you got the job, be confident.

    Tell me about a specific moment that set you on the path you’re on now?

    I always know I wanted to be an entrepreneur but didn’t know what made sense for me to push myself into. In October of 2018 I was at the doctor getting checked for something in my throat that didn’t feel right. Ultimately it was coming from my stomach as a result of stress from my job. I think a lot of that stress was brought on by myself and so the doctor asked me if I had ever thought about anxiety medication. I’m on a lot of medication from my tumor and the disease I have (acromegaly) and didn’t want anymore. Also, I didn’t think I needed anxiety medication or that it was for me. Long story short, my doctor convinced me to try it and within a few weeks I noticed a huge difference in how I thought. Shortly after I jumped head in on starting a podcast, developing a fitness app and soon to be a community platform to bring adversity survivor’s together. The best way I can explain how the anxiety medication helped and how it was a specific moment was that the my creativity was finally going the same speed as my drive to be successful. That’s it.

    If you could recommend one book for our audience, what would it be?

    I would recommend “The Tattooist of Auschwitz”. My whole entrepreneur spirit is built around turning adversity and misfortune into opportunity. You could make the argument that those who suffered through the concentration camps of WW2 ...

    • 48 min
    Mandy Napier on the Success, Motivation & Inspiration podcast

    Mandy Napier on the Success, Motivation & Inspiration podcast

    I’m excited to have Mandy Napier on the show today! Mandy is a Transformational Mindset Coach at Mindset for Success.

    Known as the ‘Mindset Alchemist,’ Mandy Napier is a Global Mindset & Peak Performance Coach, Speaker, Educator, and Author of ‘Creating Healthy Life Habits’. Mandy coaches high achieving driven professionals and individuals who have a desire and commitment to live life as the best version of themselves. She is adept at helping them clear their hidden programs and self-sabotaging patterns so they can step up to the next level in their lives. Mandy is a former athlete who has represented Australia in the sport of triathlon, competed in the gruelling Hawaiian Ironman World Championships and spent six years travelling the world with her backpack. From hitch-hiking through Eastern Africa, camping in the Sahara, journeying on the Congo by riverboat, visiting Iran, Pakistan and Myanmar (Burma) and trekking the Himalayas, to name a few places, she believes all these experiences have been integral in establishing and creating her successful business of 12 years, Mindset for Success

    Below are some insights from Mandy Napier. Enjoy!

    What is your personal definition of success?

    My definition of success is defined ultimately by how I feel. A feeling of accomplishment, confidence, peace and happiness.

    For me, this is made up of:

    * Running a successful and fulfilling business and helping my clients to breakthrough their current results and accomplish their goals

    * Challenging myself to accomplish new things and do things differently

    * Having great health and keeping fit; knowing I am looking after my body

    * Ensuring I make the most of my time and have travel and adventures

    * Having a great relationship with my husband, family and a close network of friends

    * Serving others

    Ultimately knowing I am living a life of meaning, joy and purpose.

    Can you share the steps you take daily to improve?

    Absolutely:

    Morning – this is my time.

    This is the most critical part of my day as it sets me up for the rest of the day. I exercise most mornings – in the summer we go to the ocean, swim and catch waves; sometimes I run there or do yoga and gym some evenings.

    Coffee at the beach with my husband or at home – healthy breakfast or coffee if intermittent fasting

    Then I go to my office – I read my daily quote, connect with my future vision and take a few minutes to plan my day

    I have a list of SET TASKS for my day that I do my best to complete daily and score out of 100%

    I make sure I stop during the day and re-calibrate. I either go outside and appreciate nature; tend the veggie garden or I sit in my chair and simply breathe for a few minutes to re-set.

    At the end of the day, I answer seven simple short questions – I have distilled these so there is NO excuse whatever happens. This helps me take a few minutes to recall my day and see what I did, could have done better and what I must do tomorrow.

    And each week I have a set of 10 questions I ask to review my week. This is what helps me keep focused and conscious and in charge of my business and life. And I read or listen to books on audible frequently.

    What is your advice for someone making an important decision?

    First, it’s helpful to know what this decision is part of – how will the decision impact your life and your goals? Spend a few minutes looking at the costs and benefits and if the options match your values and path. Sometimes asking other people’s advice can be helpful, but ultimately, it’s up to you. Don’t overthink it – you will know if you are doing this if you get stuck and can’t decide. Stop and ask your heart. If your heart feels good, i.e if the energy expands, it probably means this is the decision. And remember you can always make another decision.

    • 22 min
    Yash Gajjar on the Success, Motivation & Inspiration podcast

    Yash Gajjar on the Success, Motivation & Inspiration podcast

    Yash Gajjar is the youngest guest I’ve had on the show so far! Yash is a 14-year-old international speaker, author, and mentor. He started speaking since 5 and has spoken in front of crowds of hundreds and thousands. He started his first online business that reached over 16k in 5 months all organically when he was 12.

    He has also published a book called “Success Secrets for Teens by Yash Gajjar” which is a number one bestselling book. He has now been motivating teenagers across the world with personality development programs to help teens not only change their mindset but live the best quality of life. For the past 3 years, he’s helped thousands of teens build a positive mindset, get rid of stress and anxiety and live a life that is full of happiness.

    Yash helps parents improve their relationships with their kids and believes that as soon as your teen gets a mindset shift, their life will change. He goes internationally speaking at schools, colleges, and corporate events helping to inspire and motivate their audiences.

    Yash has been able to help train many teenagers through his programs and events and he shares that all his success in life is a result of him changing his mindset.

    Below are some insights from Yash Gajjar. Enjoy!

    What is your personal definition of success?

    My personal definition of success is doing what I love. Success to me is not money, a car, or anything like that. To me, success is following my passion because success equals happiness and I’m only happy if I follow my passion and when you are driven behind your passion and you’re doing what you love, the money comes naturally.

    Most people have adopted the world’s definition of success. All because some people’s definition of success is having a nice car, a mansion, or having fancy parties does not mean that’s your definition of success.

    Imagine a life where you wake up every morning pursuing your passion and doing something that only makes you feel fulfilled but helps make a positive impact on the world. That’s what success is.

    Can you share the steps you take daily to improve?

    For me, it’s as simple as planning my day and at the end of my day reflecting. Reflecting on the situation I faced and asking myself one question, Did I make progress? Did I make progress in my relationships, my career, my social life, my emotional life, my health, as long as I’ve made a little progress in every aspect I’m improving?

    Most of you want to improve in your life but what ends up happening is you only focus on improving in one aspect of your life. Many people go crazy and only focus on their careers. They end up improving and making a lot of money but then when they look back they realize how everything else sucks now. They hadn’t improved on here relationships, they hadn’t improved on there healthy, and they hadn’t improved on their emotional feelings. All that does is make you confused and even though you improved like crazy on one aspect you absolutely failed in the other aspects of your life.

    The 1 step I take to improving every day on a daily is making progress in every aspect of my life and not going crazy after only 1 part of my life. As you start to make more and more progress and improve daily in every part of your life you will end up being balanced. I would rather have 3 jacks with me then 1 king.

    What is your advice for someone making an important decision?

    My advice is not to focus on what other people say but trusting your gut.

    • 36 min
    Josh Tapp on the Success, Motivation & Inspiration podcast

    Josh Tapp on the Success, Motivation & Inspiration podcast

    Josh Tapp is host of The Lucky Titan podcast. He is dedicated to discovering & sharing the secrets that successful entrepreneurs use to manufacture lucky breaks in their business. He runs the Tribe of Titans, a community mastermind group to facilitate joint venture deals between his members.

    Below are some insights from Josh Tapp. Enjoy!

    What is your personal definition of success?

    Having an impact on individuals who desire to create an impact in their industry.

    Can you share the steps you take daily to improve?

    I use The the freedom journal by John Lee Dumas to facilitate my biggest goal every 100 days. Each day I set micro goals to help me accomplish my biggest goal and I implement a new habit every 10 days to help myself develop every day. I am accountable to mentors and the people who are a part of my mastermind.

    What is your advice for someone making an important decision?

    Take a step back and ask why you are going in the direction you are. If it isn’t in the direction of your life goal and mission, then stop and change trajectory immediately.

    Tell me about a specific moment that set you on the path you’re on now?

    I completely shut down my business that was thriving because It wasn’t in line with my life’s purpose and it set me on the path of the lucky titan.

    If you could recommend one book for our audience, what would it be?

    Talk Like Ted by Carmine Gallo.

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    Which character traits do you value most?

    Excellence and forgiveness.

    How do you push through tough times?

    I don’t push through the hard times. I recognize that i’m in a tough situation and I’m grateful to know it is a situation of my own making, then I choose to be happy with the hard time because I know it will make a great story someday.

    What inspires you?

    People creating an impact.

    How do you manage and prioritize opportunities?

    If it isn’t in line with my long-term goals I don’t accept them. I prioritize them based on the ability to outsource them.

    What advice would you give to your 18-year-old self?

    Don’t get caught up in the fastest path to money, instead focus on impact and community, only then will the money follow.

    Website

    https://theluckytitan.com/

    https://tribe.theluckytitan.com/

    • 27 min
    Diana Crabtree Green on the Success, Motivation & Inspiration podcast

    Diana Crabtree Green on the Success, Motivation & Inspiration podcast

    I’m excited to have Diana Crabtree Green on the show! Diana is a CPA with more than twenty years of experience in personal finance and taxes. She’s also the creator of Buck the Budget™. Clients come to Diana with many of the same concerns: they don’t know where their money goes and they need help getting ahead. In her personal life, she has long prioritized building wealth quickly while also streamlining her own record-keeping. (Diana says, “accountants don’t actually want to track their expenditures either”).

    Buck the Budget™ is a culmination of her simple techniques which have allowed herself and others to efficiently accumulate wealth and more easily manage money.

    Her platform is an easy three-step money management program that gives users clarity of their cash flows, freedom from daily tracking, & a monthly money tune-up. Buck the Budget™ was created to help their users get ahead… finally!

    Below are some insights from Diana Crabtree Green. Enjoy!

    What is your personal definition of success?

    Simply? Financial independence and financial freedom. Having this opens doors for SO MUCH more in life – options to operate as you want to. I have a pretty good handle on this personally, and it’s my mission to help others succeed in the same way.

    But to this end, I value progress and getting ahead in all areas of life, not just financially. I’m talking about forward progress with the things I do. This includes running, which is an easy example of “getting ahead”. But also rock climbing, raising a teenager, launching a business, working through tax season.

    With all of this in mind, I define success as each and every accomplishment along the path to getting ahead.

    Delivering a speech = SUCCESS!

    Saving and buying my first car when I was 16 = SUCCESS!

    Making a contribution to your 401(k) or Roth IRA = SUCCESS!

    Completing a tax return = SUCCESS!

    Making progress to a new high point on a route I’m trying to climb = SUCCESS!

    Can you share the steps you take daily to improve?

    To start, I make my bed first thing every day. SUCCESS! 🙂 It seems silly, but it’s a good start to accomplish something right out of the gate.

    I’m a stickler for checklists. I set out each day with what I want to accomplish and in order of priority. I prefer to get the bigger more critical tasks done first, so that I may reward myself later with easier sometimes personal tasks, or even free time! All of this allows me to push forward and get the necessary work done each day. This work, especially when spent growing a business which is where most of my work lately is spent, all leads to improvement.

    What is your advice for someone making an important decision?

    Consult with your most important advisor groups:



    * Your trusted inner circle – the people who believe in you and truly have your best interests at heart, and

    * Your values – Are you making a decision that will benefit you NOW or LATER? Are you satisfying a need for immediacy, and at what cost (security)? Is this a want or a need?

    * Your body – your gut, heart, and head will all have opinions, often conflicting, about what to do. Listen to them all, but remember that your head is always the wisest one of the group.



    Tell me about a specific moment that set you on the path you’re on now?

    I met a new client many years back who was (and still is) much my junior – she’s more than ten years younger than me. When we met, I had already dropped to working part-time and seasonally – work for tax accountants is concentrated in the Feb-Apr time period. In talking with her about my (really great!) life balance and work as a CPA – she looked at me starry-eyed and asked: “will you be my financial planner?” With that,

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