Bringing you the best strategies, tech, tools, and mindset to take your business or side hustle to the next level.
I'm your host, Ken. In each episode, I'll be sharing practical tips, inspiring stories, and expert insight to help you create a life and career you love.
So buckle up and get ready to find your path to success.
WARNING!! Results may include, but are not limited to:
unlocking your God given potential,
and reaching the NEXTLevel of growth and impact personally, professionally, and spiritually.
Each episode, we delve into one the 5 keys to success: mindset, purpose, relationships, health, and wealth. Our goal is to provide actionable insights and practical tools that will help you overcome challenges and achieve success on your path to greatness. Tune in and get ready to elevate your life to the NEXTLevel.
Visioning 2024 Success
In this episode, we announce an exciting event happening this Sunday, December 17th from 3pm to 5pm central time. It's a virtual gathering where we'll be coming together to design 2024. No matter where you are, you can join us and be a part of this creative process. Our main objective is to write down our aspirations and goals for the next few years. We firmly believe that setting intentions and putting them down on paper is the key to manifesting our desires. It's not enough to just have dreams; we need to take action and create a clear path to follow. Without a destination in mind, we'll just end up going in circles. But if we want to achieve something great, we need to set a course and stay focused. During this dedicated two-hour session, we'll brainstorm together, share our ideas, and have a fantastic time. Feel free to bring a drink along and make this a fun and productive experience. Let's set aside this time on Sunday to intentionally design 2024, making it our best year yet. I'm personally thrilled and can't wait to hear all of your amazing ideas. So mark your calendars and join us on Sunday, December 17th from 3pm to 5pm central time. Together, let's make a positive impact in our lives and in the world.
Discovering Your Core Values
In this episode, we delve into the topic of identifying our core values and how it can guide us in our personal and professional lives. To start off, I emphasize the importance of self-reflection as a means to uncover our true values. I suggest finding a quiet and comfortable space where we can deeply ponder on what truly matters to us. Whether it's by the calming presence of nature or the ambiance of a coffee shop, the goal is to create an environment conducive to introspection.
Another approach I propose is to reflect on our significant life experiences. By examining both the positive and negative moments, including achievements, challenges, and turning points, we can gain valuable insight into what truly resonates with us. I encourage listeners to focus on those peak moments in their lives when they felt the happiest, most fulfilled, and proud of themselves.
Furthermore, I introduce the idea of utilizing values assessment tools and questionnaires to help narrow down our core values. These resources can provide a structured framework to explore and validate our beliefs. Ultimately, the goal is to compile a list of five to ten core values that truly reflect who we are and how we want to show up in the world.
Lastly, I mention the importance of considering role models who align with our desired values. By choosing individuals who embody the values we aspire to, we can gain inspiration and guidance on how to cultivate these qualities in our own lives. I believe that identifying our core values is a crucial step towards living a more purposeful and authentic life, and I provide listeners with practical tips and strategies to embark on this self-discovery journey.
Pocket More Profits: Creative Ways to Make Personal Expenses Tax Deductible, Legally
In this episode, we're going to be talking about my recent trip to Ohio and how it allowed me to combine both personal and professional pursuits. I had the incredible opportunity to visit some friends in Ohio and provide relationship coaching. This was something I was really passionate about, so when one of my friends asked me to share my knowledge with their small church group, I eagerly agreed. I'm incredibly excited about this opportunity and I know it's going to be a lot of fun.
But that's not all! Another friend of mine in Ohio also happens to be someone I do marketing work for. While our friendship existed prior, the marketing aspect is relatively new. So, this trip is not only a chance for me to spend time with them, but also to work on some marketing projects together. Being self-employed, I feel incredibly grateful for the flexibility that allows me to combine work and personal trips like this.
During this episode, I want to encourage you to think about how you can make the most of your vacations, visits to friends, and other events by turning them into business expenses and deducting them from your taxes. Now, I want to make it clear that I'm not offering legal advice as I'm not a tax attorney or CPA. It's always important to consult with a tax professional for guidance. However, if you need a referral, I'd be more than happy to connect you with someone I trust.
The goal here is to maximize your deductibles legally, which ultimately means keeping more money in your pocket and preventing it from going to questionable entities at home or abroad. We should always take advantage of every opportunity to keep more money for ourselves. So, let's focus on doing good work and making smart financial decisions.
Perpetual Life and Work Success
In this episode, we delve into a captivating community known as 48 Days Eagles, which centers around the transformative work of life and career coach, Dan Miller. This dynamic community is built upon the premise that individuals can discover or create work they truly love in just 48 days or less. Aptly named 48 Days Eagles, the community symbolizes the notion of soaring to new heights, much like the majestic bird itself.
Throughout our discussion, we dive into the fundamental concept of ikigai. Picture it as a series of three interconnected circles, representing an ongoing journey towards personal growth. Although I stumble during my attempt to explain this concept, the core message remains clear - ikigai is a gradual, step-by-step process that propels us towards an improved life.
The initial step entails embracing God's unwavering love and acknowledging our Creator. From there, we transcend to sharing this love with others and nurturing authentic, trusted relationships. As we embark upon this path, exploring our curiosity becomes paramount. By engaging our innate sense of wonder, we uncover our passions, define our purpose, and cultivate our unique talents.
With these foundational elements in place, we then progress to crafting our offers to the world, utilizing our skills and passions to make a meaningful impact. And as the fruits of our labor begin to materialize, we bask in the joyous rewards, both tangible and intangible, that derive from doing work we truly love.
Yet, this journey is far from linear. Rather, it is circular, for at each level of achievement, we return to accept God's love once more. This cyclical approach ensures a continual strengthening of our faithfulness, as we consistently strive to fulfill our purpose and experience the undying love bestowed upon us.
As I delve into the intricacies of this multifaceted concept, I cannot help but find profound inspiration within it. It illuminates the path to creating a life and work that rekindles our soul and kindles our passion. Ultimately, it compels us to pursue excellence, find fulfillment, and embrace the transformative power of doing good work.
Join us as we delve into this awe-inspiring journey of self-discovery and learn how to architect a life and career that transcends boundaries, unleashes our potential, and infuses our everyday existence with boundless joy and purpose.
Prioritizing People: Nurturing Relationships Amidst the Digital Age
In this episode, we delve into a personal conversation about the impact of technology on relationships. I, or "we", had a heartfelt discussion centered around how technology has interfered with my relationship with my wife. It became evident that I was at fault for not prioritizing communication and being fully present in our interactions. My wife, being more talkative and relationship-focused, emphasized the importance of connecting and building relationships. While it doesn't come naturally to me, I acknowledged the significance of prioritizing these aspects and making a conscious effort to improve. We discussed how, even after years of marriage, it is essential to keep each other updated on our lives and careers as people grow and change. Without effective communication, assumptions can arise, ultimately leading to a breakdown in the relationship. This realization forced me to face the fact that technology was controlling me, rather than vice versa. It was an uncomfortable realization, but it motivated me to challenge myself and evaluate the amount of screen time and its impact on my relationships. I encourage the listeners to do the same - to carve out device-free moments each day, even if it feels uncomfortable initially. The result is a greater ability to engage in meaningful conversations and maintain strong connections. I personally realized the need to prioritize relationships over technology and career aspirations, as jobs and businesses will always be present, while relationships are delicate and require proper care. Therefore, it is crucial to invest time and effort into fostering and maintaining these bonds. So, let's strive to do good work while prioritizing the people in our lives.
Free Small Biz Coaching Opportunity
In the upcoming year, I have an exciting project in the works - the Building Small Business podcast. This podcast is specifically designed for solo entrepreneurs who are in their first year of business. My ultimate goal with this podcast is to assist 1,000 new entrepreneurs in earning their first $100,000. I know it's an ambitious goal, but I firmly believe that it is achievable, and I am taking all the necessary steps to make it happen.
As I embark on this new venture, I'm fully aware that there will be aspects I am unfamiliar with and steps that may seem unclear. However, I firmly believe in the power of taking that first step, even if it may be a misstep, as it will provide clarity for the next one. Though I have numerous ideas on how to support these entrepreneurs, sometimes it can be overwhelming to grasp them all.
That's why I am excited to offer a complimentary 30-minute coaching session to anyone who is interested in starting a business or needs assistance in monetizing their existing one. Not only will this coaching session be immensely helpful to individuals seeking answers, but it will also be recorded as a podcast episode. Rest assured, any confidential or sensitive information will be removed to ensure privacy.
I am truly thrilled to see who applies for these coaching sessions, to hear their unique stories, and to have them as special guests on the podcast. If you know someone who could benefit from this opportunity, please feel free to share the link. Let them know about the chance to receive free coaching and potential exposure for their business.
Let's take that next step together and strive towards doing exceptional work in the world of small businesses.
So Glad I Found This Podcast!
I started listening to Ken’s podcast ‘Finding The NEXTLevel’ and I am blown away by Ken’s honesty and expertise on the topic. I love how he mentioned in ‘A Purpose-Driven Business’ about reflecting on your most meaningful experiences to help you figure out your career goals. I can’t wait to listen to more episodes! - Celia V