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Inspired To Greatness, with Matt Blake, features inspiring stories of life, business, entrepreneurship, and overcoming obstacles! Each episode will feature stories and guests that show the inspirational spirit of success.

Inspired To Greatness Matt Blake

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Inspired To Greatness, with Matt Blake, features inspiring stories of life, business, entrepreneurship, and overcoming obstacles! Each episode will feature stories and guests that show the inspirational spirit of success.

    ITG #21 - Time Management

    ITG #21 - Time Management

    Hello everyone, welcome to Inspired To Greatness… Today we have a great show all about Time Management, and we are joined by wonderful folks, Dana and David Hagstrom. They tell us their story and we chat about how they are helping online businesses, how to plan for retirement, and what a spider taco might be like!

    If you want to make good use of your time, you’ve got to know what’s most important and then give it all you’ve got.
    Lee Iacocca

    Time is money.

    Benjamin Franklin

    -It’s interesting to me that I’ve used this quote so often, as millions of other people do, I’m sure, and never knew it was a Benjamin Franklin quote. And I also thought about how Time is like money as I was show prepping… what’s interesting to me is not the ways that time is LIKE money (you can spend it or trade it)… but the main difference. Money you can lose or gain… I can always go out and make more money; but time… once it’s gone, it’s gone. And we spend so much time chasing money, that I think people really have lost the value of time.

    GUEST INFO:

    David & Dana Hagstrom
    Website: http://davidndana.com
    On FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/AskDavidnDana
    On Twitter: https://twitter.com/DavidnDana
    On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/AskDavidnDana
    On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/DavidnDana  

    Links we mentioned for them - http://davidndana.com/ideal - retirement planner
    http://davidndana.com/time - time management tool

    Tool to Try:
    Rescue Time: Track the time you spend on your computer and online - https://www.rescuetime.com/rp/ITGPodcast

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    The great dividing line between success and failure can be expressed in five words: “I did not have time.”
    
Franklin Field

    — Understanding the value of time and the importance of priorities is vital for the success of any person or business. If you don’t know how valuable time is you will waste it; and if you don’t have a set of priorities you won’t know how to spend the time you have.

    We are only given a finite amount of time in this life. You get to decide, for the most part, how you spend that time. Each day you decide what you are trading that time for… and when that day is over it’s gone, all the only thing left in it’s place is what you traded that day for. Make sure you trade your days for something worthwhile.

    Thanks for joining us on Inspired to Greatness, please check back with us each and every week for fresh tips and new guests. Visit our website at ITGPodcst.com and Look for us on Spreaker, iTunes, iHeart, and Spotify….

    See you next time!

    • 51 min
    ITG #20 - Emotional Intelligence

    ITG #20 - Emotional Intelligence

    Hey Everyone, I am VERY excited about this episode; which is the start of a 6 episode series. But FIRST: I want to apologize for a few little audio issues in the show, we are recording remotely, due to Covid-19, and the internet was not holding up its end of things today... it's not much, and it's only a few little spots, but I do apologize for the issues.

    Emotional Intelligence:
    the capacity to be aware of, control, and express one's emotions, and to handle interpersonal relationships judiciously and empathetically.

    According to Daniel Goleman , an American psychologist who helped to popularize emotional intelligence, there are five key elements to it:
    * Self-awareness.
    * Self-regulation.
    * Motivation.
    * Empathy.
    * Social skills.

    In this episode we will take a look at emotional intelligence overall... on the next 5 shows, we will discuss each of the 5 elements of Emotional Intelligence!

    “Use pain as a stepping stone, not a campground.” —- Alan Cohen

    “Whatever is begun in anger, ends in shame.” —- Benjamin Franklin

    “We are dangerous when we are not conscious of our responsibility for how we behave, think, and feel.” -— Marshall B. Rosenberg

    GUEST INFO:
    Terry Hammond - HPN - https://www.facebook.com/Partners-Meetings-and-Events-Matter-120242465221868/

    Brenda Ryan - The Referal Resource Guide - https://thereferralresourceguide.com/

    MIXER WITH A MISSION - https://www.facebook.com/events/549466309097052/
    DONATE to the Mixer - https://www.gofundme.com/f/1zoflhtrmo

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    “When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but with creatures of emotion.” -Dale Carnegie

    “Some people think only intellect counts: knowing how to solve problems, knowing how to get by, knowing how to identify an advantage and seize it. But the functions of intellect are insufficient without courage, love, friendship, compassion, and empathy.” -Dean Koontz

    A leader is a dealer in hope. -Napoleon Bonaparte

    Emotional intelligence trumps IQ all the time... you can learn skills and learn how to use tools... but it’s vastly more difficult to learn how to not be a jerk. In decades past it was the alpha male, they type a personality, the ultra-aggressive people that were successful... that’s just how it was, but in today’s society, having empathy, caring about others and their well being is what wins.

    Thanks for joining us on Inspired to Greatness, please check back with us each and every week for fresh tips and new guests. Visit our website at ITGPodcst.com and Look for us on Spreaker, iTunes, iHeart, and Spotify….

    See you next time!

    • 55 min
    ITG #19 - Know Your Worth

    ITG #19 - Know Your Worth

    Welcome to Inspired to Greatness, we are all about Inspiration, Motivation, and being Great!

    Today we are talking about KNOWING YOUR WORTH!

     “If you want to improve your self-worth, stop giving other people the calculator.” – Tim Fargo

    Guest Info:

    Amber Rogers - Title Resources: https://www.facebook.com/TitleResourcesSouthlake/

    Business Tip:
    Don’t be married to your business plan. Flexibility is key to growth, look at today for an example!

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    Book to Read: None of your Business - Shawn Dill & Lacey Book

    Tool to Try: www.and.co - invoicing and project software for small businesses.

    “We are what we believe we are.” – C.S. LEWIS

    If you believe that you are worthless you will probably become pretty worthless!

    “Self-worth comes from one thing – thinking that you are worthy.” – Wayne Dyer

    Until you know your worth you’ll continue to seek other people’s approval just to feel good about yourself.” – Sonya Parker

    Knowing your worth is about recognizing your purpose and your gifts and knowing that you bring value to this world, that your talents and attributes are completely unique, you are the only one who can be you, and you are worth exactly what you decide you are worth.

    Thanks for joining us on Inspired to Greatness, please check back with us each and every week for fresh tips and new guests. Visit our website at ITGPodcst.com and Look for us on Spreaker, iTunes, iHeart, and Spotify….

    If you would like to be a guest on the show please visit ITGPodcast dot com slash Be Our Guest… If you have a question or topic suggestion you can email the show at InspiredToGreatness Podcast AT Gmail Dot Com… You can find the show on Facebook, at Inspired Podcast, and on Instagram at Inspired To Greatness Podcast, and remember, everything is on our website at www.ITGPodcast.com

    • 49 min
    ITG #18 - Hard Work

    ITG #18 - Hard Work

    Welcome to Inspired to Greatness, we are all about Inspiration, Motivation, and being Great!

    Today we are talking about HARD WORK!

    "I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it." ~ Thomas Jefferson, former President of the United States

    Guest Info:

    Chad & Josh from Deluxe Roofing
    https://www.deluxeroofingdfw.com/

    Business Tip:
    Make a top 5 list:
    Make a list of 5 things that you WILL do every day. 5 things that will make you a better person, a better business owner, a better athlete, whatever you want to be… 5 things EVERY DAY. You don’t skip, you don’t put it off, you DO it!

    Tool to Try:
    Inigo Digital Business Cards - https://inigoapp.com/

    I know the price of success: dedication, hard work and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright, architect and writer

    Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is hard work. ~ Stephen King, American author

    It’s not about money or connection — it’s the willingness to outwork and outlearn everyone. ~ Mark Cuban, American investor

    Chop your own wood and it will warm you twice. ~ Henry Ford, American industrialist

    Hard work doesn’t just get you to success… hard work is also its own reward. There is a sense of pride in work completed. Imagine cleaning out your garage… that is often quite a job.  It’s hard, usually takes a while… but when it’s done you stand there smiling with your hands on your hips looking at your clean garage.  If you want to reach your defined level of success or build something worth building then you have to work hard… you have to work like you are trying to climb out of a bottomless pit like it’s life or death. 

    Thanks for joining us on Inspired to Greatness, please check back with us each and every week for fresh tips and new guests. Visit our website at ITGPodcst.com and Look for us on Spreaker, iTunes, iHeart, and Spotify….

    If you would like to be a guest on the show please vitas ITGPodcast dot com slash Be Our Guest… If you have a question or topic suggestion you can email the show at InspiredToGreatness Podcast AT Gmail Dot Com… You can find the show on Facebook, at Inspired Podcast, and on Instagram at Inspired To Greatness Podcast, and remember, everything is on our website at www.ITGPodcast.com

    • 1 hr 7 min
    ITG #17 - Building Success

    ITG #17 - Building Success

    Welcome to the Inspired To Greatness Podcast... Today we are talking about BUILDING SUCCESS!! This was probably one of my most favorite episodes we've ever done... if you want to get FIRED UP then give it a listen!

    Quotes for our Topic: ( Building Success)

    "Opportunities don't happen. You create them."
    -- Chris Grosser

    “Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm."
    -- Winston Churchill

    “If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to meet it!”
    – Jonathan Winters

    GUEST INFO:
    - Tony Perez - SOLID Real Estate Services - 682-233-0317
    - Tanya J Miller - TalkWithTanya - Tanyajmiller.com

    BOOK TO READ:
    Mind Matters - Tanya J Miller

    TIP:
    Give away FREE content this year!

    TOOL:
    www.Slidebot.io
    Super cool and easy presentation maker!

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    “Failure defeats losers, failure inspires winners.”
    – Robert T. Kiyosaki

    “Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle." – Napoleon Hill

    "If you don’t build your dream, someone else will hire you to help them build theirs." – Dhirubhai Ambani, founder, Reliance Industries

    “Don't settle for average. Bring your best to the moment. Then, whether it fails or succeeds, at least you know you gave all you had. We need to live the best that's in us.” —Angela Bassett

    Dreams don’t just appear, they are built!

    Success is not given, it is earned! You can define your success in many ways, but the only way to FEEL success is to give your ALL! 2nd place, when you have given it your absolute best, feels way better than 1st place with little effort! Because you know you have done everything you can do! Everything in your life is “your fault”. Every win, every loss, every mountain, and setback is yours to embrace and own. Once you own it all then you are the only one that can change it... blaming others for your setback and challenges only takes the power for success away from you and gives it to someone or something else. Take responsibility for everything, good and bad, that happens to you and the success feels much better... you KNOW that it was all you, you made it happen, your work earned your success.

    Thanks for joining us on Inspired to Greatness, please check back with us each and every week for fresh tips and new guests. Visit our website at ITGPodcst.com and Look for us on Spreaker, iTunes, iHeart, and Spotify….

    If you would like to be a guest on the show please visit ITGPodcast.com/BeOurGuest … If you have a question or topic suggestion you can email the show at InspiredToGreatness Podcast AT Gmail Dot Com… You can find the show on Facebook, at Inspired Podcast, and on Instagram at Inspired To Greatness Podcast, and remember, everything is on our website at www.ITGPodcast.com

    Thanks again, my friends… Go do amazing things, be awesome, Go Inspire, Motivate, and Dominate!

    • 1 hr 15 min
    ITG #16 - Making A Difference

    ITG #16 - Making A Difference

    Welcome to Inspired to Greatness... the show all about spreading inspiration, motivation, and being great., I am your host, I hope you are having an amazing day, my friends! Today we are talking about MAKING A DIFFERENCE...!

    "There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed." -- Ray Goforth

    “Believe with all your heart that how you live your life makes a difference.” Colin Brown

    Guest Info:
    Mary Hildebrandt with Mary Kay
    https://www.facebook.com/4MaryH/

    Business Tool:
    STREAK CRM for Gmail - www.streak.com

    Productivity Tip:
    Start competing for business awards.

    Something to Read:
    The Hustle, daily newsletter!
    http://ambassadors.thehustle.co/?ref=45cba1bee2

    “It's the curiosity that drives me. It's making a difference in the world that prevents me from ever giving up.”
    Deborah Meier

    “Focus on your work. Do what you're great at. Don't compare yourself to others and or waste time criticizing the lives and work of others. Do what matters most to you and make a difference doing that.”
    Germany Kent

    "Unless you walk out into the unknown, the odds of making a profound difference in your life are pretty low."
    Tom Peters

    “We can choose to be affected by the world or we can choose to affect the world.” Heidi Wills

    The best way to make a difference in this world is living your best life.... but why is no one living their best life? What do you WANT in life. Not just where you’d work or what you’d do. It’s no wonder no one is living their best life when so few people have DEFINED their best life. Go think about it... then define it.
    * Where would you live?
    * Where would you work?
    * What would you drive?
    * What would you do in your free time?
    * How would your family life look?
    * What COLOR would you pet be?

    Get specific, then write it down... if you don’t write it down, it’s not real! The sooner you do this the easier it will be to get there... now, once you have the detailed vision for your best life: what are you willing to do to get there? You have a blueprint for the most perfect life you could want... what are you willing to do, how hard will you work, what obstacles can you over come by making a difference to get to the perfect life??!?

    People may mock you... people may belittle your efforts or say your dreams are too big! But those people will NEVER make a difference... they are too scared to try or fail... or they are afraid to see YOU succeed when they won’t!

    But stay the course... make a difference and build your dream... that’s how you will make a difference in this world. You will inspire your kids to love their dream. You will inspire your spouse, your friends, your family... you will inspire everyone you touch to make their dreams a reality... and imagine the difference that will make!!

    The life you lead is your message to the world. Make sure it’s an inspiring message!

    Thanks for joining us on Inspired to Greatness, please check back with us each and every week for fresh tips and new guests. Visit our website at ITGPodcst.com and Look for us on Spreaker, iTunes, iHeart, and Spotify….

    If you would like to be a guest on the show please visit ITGPodcast.com/beourguest … If you have a question or topic suggestion you can email the show at InspiredToGreatness Podcast AT Gmail Dot Com… You can find the show on Facebook, at Inspired Podcast, and on Instagram at Inspired To Greatness Podcast, and remember, everything is on our website at a...

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Awesome show

I love the tactical, honest and real rawness Matt delivers in this podcast. I hit subscribe and definitely can’t wait for the next show!!!

For that listener that is ADDICTED to creating their future. For the listener who KNOWS they are destined for greatness but didn’t believe they could actually make money in it.

This podcast is for you. Matt asks very candid and heart opening questions.

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