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The People, Profits and Purpose podcast is brought to you by celebrated business speaker, coach, mentor, author and thought leader Nick Psaila. In this podcast Nick gets to interview and unwrap his special guests by really understanding what makes them tick. Nick dives deep into the mind and business of his guests on the show, and finds out what their purpose is and how they have created their wealth.
It’s also where Nick gets to share his concepts, tools, hacks and tips to help increase your profits and help you to build your personal and business life UP!

People Profits & Purpose Podcast with Nick Psaila Nick Psaila: Business speaker, Mentor, Author, Thought Leader

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The People, Profits and Purpose podcast is brought to you by celebrated business speaker, coach, mentor, author and thought leader Nick Psaila. In this podcast Nick gets to interview and unwrap his special guests by really understanding what makes them tick. Nick dives deep into the mind and business of his guests on the show, and finds out what their purpose is and how they have created their wealth.
It’s also where Nick gets to share his concepts, tools, hacks and tips to help increase your profits and help you to build your personal and business life UP!

    Ep 49 - Five Ninja Mind Hacks for Better Wellbeing - Coaching Conversations

    Ep 49 - Five Ninja Mind Hacks for Better Wellbeing - Coaching Conversations

    In today’s episode of Coaching Conversations,
    Nick and Chris jump straight into the Five Ninja Mind Hacks to make sure you’re “on your game!”
    A good mindset is enormously important to success in business – and it underpins your relationships to bring a healthier, balanced lifestyle.
    Learn to identify ways to feed a positive mindset by pushing back on the situations you can control. Couched in several plant-based analogies, explore how you can “re-fertilize” your environment so your mind is nourished and prepared.
    There’s a whole lot of good stuff in today’s “Coaching Conversations…… so enjoy!
    Time Code/Show Notes

    0.22   Welcome to the show and intro.
    2.05   Nick buys a houseplant and digs deep for five revelatory concepts. Be mindful of your environment and nourish the soil in accordance. Are you in the wrong environment – can you control your surroundings? When traveling, switch off the telly, turn up a podcast, watch a doco, learn something!
    4.12   Can you push back in certain situations and take control of your environment?
    4.41   Returning to the analogy of nutrient-rich soil, are you living a pressurised existence that is draining your “mindset”  of rich, nourishing life food?  A plant is only as good as the soil in which it lives. Is your mind thriving on the environmental foundations you - and others - have laid over the years?
    6.20   How are your fighting inevitable brain fog and unclear thinking from layers of business and personal stress? Recognize if you are quick to anger and look deeply at the environment you are in right now. Ask yourself “what is the spoiled type”. Your mind’s  “garden bed” will be barren if the soil is devoid of nutrients.
    7.50   Re-invest in the soil. If you take crop after crop without re- fertilizing, imagine the stress on those foundations. It’s the same with your mind. Rejuvenating your own foundations on a regular basis has only positive benefits.
    9.15   De-weeding. Weeds are strong and agile like negative thought patterns. Don’t let them take over and destroy all … nothing will grow in an arid environment.
    11.55   The only reason a weed exists is that you’ve allowed it nourishment – you’ve nurtured that negative thought, given it permission to thrive. You are stronger than any weed! And that includes conversations that are now at Covid-saturation. Avoid the negative, the sensationalism, the lock-down talk. Shift your focus.
    14.00   Be self-aware. What are the good seeds you want to sow?                  Read, watch, listen, discuss – these are sunshine and water to grow your seeds. You have a choice. Nourish yourself with the good stuff.
    19.00   Change pots! Growth occurs when the roots have a chance to spread. Growth occurs when you have more room to re-seed!
    As you become stronger, you’ll change pots multiple times but the plant still has your original DNA.
    22.40   Worry about the internal stuff – not the external stuff. Growth happens when you look inward and nurture your own thoughts. It is a real journey to becoming spiritually evolved and you can start now!
    24.45  Reach out to us if you’re curious about a mindset over-haul, contact us at ask@upcoach.com.au
     EPISODE SUMMARY       
    A good plant in the wrong soil is always going to struggle.
    So, what are the Five (Plant Based) Ninja Mind Hacks to take away?
    Environment and building the right soil type. De-weeding those negative thoughts. Planting quality seeds for a positive yield. And don’t forget to change the pot, or you’ll stunt that hard-earned growth.
    Warding off brain and decision fatigue is a simple commitment to looking after your own mental wellbeing – that is, re-investing in the “soil” that is your brain’s foundation. You must re-fertilize so growth happens!
    And finally, don’t forget, reading is to the mind, what exercise is to the body. Reinvest and rejuvenate your mind by alw

    • 25 min
    People Profits Purpose - Rodd Sanchez

    People Profits Purpose - Rodd Sanchez

    In today’s episode of People, Profits & Purpose Nick invites special guest, Rodd Sanchez, one of Australia’s most highly regarded Acupuncturists and Chinese Herbalists, to deconstruct the myths of non-Western medicine – what’s real, what works, and what doesn’t!
    If you’ve ever wondered how Chinese medicine can bring your body back into balance, this conversation is for you.
    Learn how to incorporate the holistic fundamentals of the ancients in this illuminating episode of “Coaching Conversations….
    Time Code/Show Notes
    0.22   Welcome to the show and intro.
    2.35  Rodd Sanchez, an experienced Acupuncturist and Chinese          Herbalist shares his heritage story and early inspiration through  Martial Arts. Hear how this Chilean-born, trained Nurse returned to his first love – Acupuncture.
    7.00  What is Acupuncture? Is it more than needles and pressure points? Rodd gives a succinct but passionate overview  of Acupuncture’s ancient techniques plus a brief  discussion of the pillars of healing Chinese Medicine including Herbs, Massage, Exercise Physiology et al
    9.35  Have you had acupuncture? Nick shares his own personal experience of how Rodd Sanchez used acupuncture to treat facial Palsy. 
    10.25   Nick and Rodd discuss more success stories. In China, Rodd treated up to 100 people per day with Bells Palsy. He explains why acupuncture can also assist with the complexion and aspects of beauty.
    13.10  Cosmetic Acupuncture? Would you do it? Some people call them Acupuncture Face-lifts but Rodd is quick to point out that these are not true face-lifts. You will, however, come away looking like you’ve had a holiday, all super relaxed!
    14.35  What are the side effects of Acupuncture? Can you put up with added relaxation, calmness, better sleep, improved digestion?  Rodd says he can “centralize” patients and improve productivity as well as treat their original condition
    16.45   What motivates Rodd in his business? Finding new skills and providing great service. Repeat. Plus diversify – in Rod’s case, this was Herbs. Do what you love and love what you do!
    21.30  Regardless of modality, Nick believes caring for the patient is too often lost in today’s society.
    22.20  Do you know what to look for in an alternate therapist? Rodd gives you inside tips on how to choose the right person for you.
    26.20  What do you want to be remembered for? Rodd has his legacy all mapped out. And it’s very honest and inspirational. Teaching and sharing your knowledge is core to a good heart.     
    28.20  If you’re interested in finding out how Rod Sanchez can help you, type in Rodd with two ‘Ds”. – he is based at Sydney                          Acupuncture and Sutherland Acupuncture, but happy to talk wherever you live in Australia.
    EPISODE SUMMARY       
    What’s stopping you from putting ancient mind-body healing into practice?
    There is so much more to a healthy, balanced life and often you’ll find it outside the realms of white coat medicine.
    Take advice from Rodd.
    You must choose your therapist carefully. Make sure your practitioner is registered. Ensure they come from sound organizations. Call the person and see if they resonate with you. (You can vibe differently with people – and you deserve to connect with your care provider)  
    Well-being and preventative medicine is so important to balancing life and work.

    • 31 min
    Ep 48: CRUSHING Business Obstacles & Keeping on Track - Coaching Conversations

    Ep 48: CRUSHING Business Obstacles & Keeping on Track - Coaching Conversations

    How do we reach our goals in the face of relentless obstacles?
    How do we stay focused when the path gets rocky?
    In this episode, Nick and Chris break down the ways to stay on track to reach the goals you’ve set - no matter how many times those goalposts move! And you’ll learn to identify the hurdles before they happen so you’re prepared to leap…  in the right direction!
    In the times we live in, it’s important for business owners to share and discuss the best ways to `stay the course’. There’s so much to learn in the latest episode of “Coaching Conversations” with Nick and Chris …. Enjoy.
    Time Code/Show Notes

    0.22   Welcome to the show and intro.
    2.10   Can you identify your actual goals? Be mindful of the difference between “goals” and “tasks” – Nick discusses the importance of recognizing that there will always be hurdles.
    3.55  Be prepared and do not be deterred. How do you manage your expectations? Are you realistic about the inevitable, physical, and mental speedbumps? Nick equates it to prepping for a Tough Mudda – you need to know what’s ahead, even if it’s simply to acknowledge that there will be problems!
    5.45  Is your end goal bigger than you? According to Nick and Chris, it’s an absolute must. And you are more connected to that goal when it is mired in a well-thought-out, deep-seated purpose. You must have a clear view of what the outcome will look like.
    7.20  Chris discusses hurdles in the building industry with examples of daily site obstacles such as no-show contractors, progress interruptions, dodgy workmanship, weather, and awkward clients. The mental anguish is real - and it piles on.
    8.30  Accumulative setbacks can crush mental health. How do you deal with perspective …? Is the problem a rock, is it a pebble or is it sand? Nick’s Jar analogy paints a picture we can all relate to. Can you delegate or outsource?
    11.35 Delegation. Is that a sound reaction when things go wrong and is it achievable with the team you currently have? Are you going into a gunfight with a knife?
    14.13: Chris returns the “Jar” Metaphor. If you move the “big rocks”, often you remove the pebble and sand-based activities as well.
    Map out your systems thoroughly and this will go far to eliminate the issues of “rocks”. Crazy? It makes sense!
    15.10  Sometimes you may have to re-calibrate your goal – focus a                chunk of time on smoothing that people or process problem.                          Give yourself time to achieve that goal within a goal!
    17.40  Do not dwell on the things you cannot change, Machinery breaks. People get sick. The weather goes bad. Don’t waste energy – be proactive and recognize that “it is, what it is” – and make a plan to move forward.
    18.50 Unwavering discipline is the key. Work towards the plan because things you didn’t anticipate will ALWAYS happen. MOVE ON.
    20.55  Dr Wayne Dyer says “Change the way you look at things and              the things you look at change”
    21.20  If you’re a goal-oriented business owner and want further                    direction... or you’re struggling and need a mindset over-haul, contact us at ask@upcoach.com.au
    EPISODE SUMMARY       
    So, go ahead and visualize the end goal and put yourself in that space!
    Do not lose sight of what is important.
    Keep that inner fire burning for success day after day; you’ll need that vision when things, inevitably, get tough.
    Make sure you identify whether it’s a people or process problem - and again,  keep moving forward. Do not dwell on the issue if it was out of your hands. Don’t knee jerk your response - it’s not a short sprint, it’s a marathon.
    And finally, when “growth occurs through friction and challenge”, facing obstacles on the way to success can only improve your resilience and power to achieve! Good luck and stay the course!

    • 22 min
    Ep 47: Health or Wealth - Which comes First? - Coaching Conversations

    Ep 47: Health or Wealth - Which comes First? - Coaching Conversations

    You invest in your business – but how often do you invest in your health?
    In this episode, Nick and Chris dig deep on the relevance of Wealth versus Health. If you forego balance, you accept the risk of running yourself into the ground because your business WILL suffer.
    But how do you prioritize mental and physical wellness when business is so tough right now?
    Listen to this inspirational chat on work-life balance in the latest “Coaching Conversations” with Nick and Chris ….
    Time Code/Show Notes

    0.22  Welcome to the show and intro.
    1.25   Nick dives headfirst into deconstructing the old adage, “if you don’t have your health, you have nothing… and counters it with the argument that money is life-blood for business owners. Health and wealth is an easier balance when you work for someone else because you can take paid sick leave. But the guilt piles on if you’re a business owner who takes a day off.
    3.45   What is your priority? Is it a consistent priority? If it is wealth,              Nick talks about what can suffer. Conversely, if your bank account isn’t prioritized, there’s some crashing realities you’ll also have to consider.
    7.05  What is your current status? Are you building your empire,                  burning the midnight oil? Is that level of commitment sustainable to good health?
    8.25  Nick asserts you must “listen to your gut”. How do you really feel about your current balance and can you recognize the tipping point? Too much other way and it can all go pear-shaped.
    11.40   Removing yourself from the race, regularly, gives you insight into how you are dealing with that “balance”. Chris talks about how walking each morning helps with insight.  
    12.33  Do you “invest in self” daily? Chris recounts the consequences off a Michelin starred chef who slept under kitchen benches so he was in the “office” before his staff each day.
    14.15   The million-dollar question is this; how do you integrate both health and wealth? Nick reveals his exercise regime and how it helps him focus on what’s immeasurably more important. Do you exercise daily? How about meditation?
    15.20  Everyone should find just fifteen minutes in their day to get the body moving. No excuse is valid.  Sometimes your body needs that spotlight because it’s saying “ I need you”. Listen to your inner voice and make sure moments in your day are about YOU.
    18.30  What works best for you is easily determined when you give yourself leeway to care about your health. Why does Health v Wealth have to be a “choice”? What if it was purely a case of integration?
    19.25   Every three months, take three days off. That’s Nick’s secret to re-energizing!
    23.00   If you’re a business owner needing guidance on work-life                integration, contact us asap at ask@upcoach.com.au
    EPISODE SUMMARY       
    Chasing wealth and status works…  until your brain and body doesn’t.
    Invest in “self”, daily. It will catch up with you if you don’t and dangerous coping mechanisms are never the answer.
    Ask yourself, right now, how is the division of Health and wealth serving you? Which one really comes first?
    Nick and Chris firmly believe that you must invest in “self” before you can invest in the business. If you listen to your gut, you’ll realise that it simply isn’t a choice. Learning to integrate both is, ultimately, worth striving for - and putting a value on your time and health, is priceless.
    So, perhaps a good place to start is to jump online and book a three day weekend, stat! And … look after yourself 😊

    • 21 min
    Ep 46: How to Juggle a Business & Kids - Coaching Conversations

    Ep 46: How to Juggle a Business & Kids - Coaching Conversations

    Are you running a business - and a family?
    Does your work take you away from your kids?
    If you’re deep down a rabbit hole searching for work-life integration,
    this episode of Coaching Conversations will delve deep into those conflicting fears – and how you can overcome them.
    Nick and Chris will draw on their own personal stories plus the latest in research and light bulb moments so you can give your business – and your family – the attention they need.
    Listen now for life hacks to work-life balance in the latest “Coaching Conversations” with Nick and Chris ….
    Time Code/Show Notes

    0.22   Welcome to the show and intro.
    2.10   The tables have turned and the spotlight is on Chris. His advice on navigating family life and running successful business pivots on the notion of “balance”. Energy and time is juggled but only to a tipping point. Chris uses a See-Saw analogy to deftly explain why you need to recognise that “tipping point” and be at peace with the acceptable to and froe.
    4.15    Do you challenge yourself to keep the See-Saw equally balanced? Because the reality is, you cannot be in both places at once. Ask yourself, where do you need to be spending your time, right now.
    Frustration, anxiety, stress and manifested health conditions are all by-products of trying to keep the See-Saw balanced. In short,  stop trying. It’s no good for you, your business or your family.
    6.20   The best way out of the rabbit hole of guilt, is to assess your priorities in any given moment, day or week. Chris insists on structuring your days and minutes – eg; “from 4 – 6.30 pm my family is my most important priority” This might mean closing your computer, muting your phone. Identify the priority and be comfortable saying “this is what matters most” in that moment.
    10.25   Discipline and ruthlessness.  If you want it badly enough, you will do it. As Nick succinctly says, “your kids don’t stop growing and you don’t get that time back”. It’s simple to make time when you make it the top priority in that moment.
    11.40  How do you prioritise your favourite things? Chris breaks down his typical day (it’s always curious to know how other people approach the same 24 hours!).
    16.25    Nick gives an insight into his particular style of “work-life integration”.
    18.00   You’d be surprised at the respect and understanding clients have when they know you’re prioritizing your family time.
    19.00  It works both ways. Being present applies to both your home              AND work life.
    23.00  If you’re a business owner needing guidance on work-life                integration, contact us asap at ask@upcoach.com.au
     EPISODE SUMMARY       
    What is your takeaway from this inspirational conversation?
    Is it that “being present in the moment” matters?
    When you break down those priorities, your kids need you as much, if not more, than your business does. So as a business owner with a young family, you must master the discipline to be “in the moment” - and keep that See Saw moving evenly days, weeks, months ahead.
    Own your time ruthlessly and give priorities your undivided attention.
    Apply and dedicate work where you need to. And stick to that routine.  
    Plus - know that the pressure you put on yourself to get things done and be all things to all people – is just that. Self-created pressure.
    Time to let it go, choose to be ruthless, and value your time with those most valuable in your life!  (Oh… and don’t take your phone to the dinner table, okay 😊)

    • 22 min
    Ep 45: Making the HARD decisions EASIER in your Business - Coaching Conversations

    Ep 45: Making the HARD decisions EASIER in your Business - Coaching Conversations

    How do you make decisions in business? Do you trust your instincts?
    Do you trust your processes when faced with weighing up pros and cons?
    In this episode of Coaching Conversations, Nick Psaila and Chris Herbert
    want you to “back yourself in business”. Qualify who you want to work with before you line up the options. If you’re not feeling it, learn how to dig deeper. The reasons will save you heartache, headaches and even bigger dollars.
    So … discover how to get the most out of good decision-making by identifying and trusting those gut instincts…. in the latest “Coaching Conversations” with Nick and Chris ….!
    Time Code/Show Notes

    0.22    Welcome to the show and intro.
    1.38  Nick gets to the nitty-gritty of trusting your gut with a tale about a difficult client – and we’ve all had those! Qualify your client on the front end and determine what you want from the transaction. Identify and trust your own feelings.
    4.40  Pre-engage with the client, whether that’s through your first line reception or call center. Check your filters and hoops so your clients fit your particular criteria.
    6.30   According to Nick, trusting your sixth sense is paramount;         emotions play a huge part in the decision-making process no matter how impartial your structures and filters in business may be. Identify those with similar energies. Finely tune your   “people radar” in the workspace just as you would in a social situation.
    8.25  Does your heart react faster than the brain? Nick talks about how you can make more influential decisions minus ego.
    11.01  Listen to your senses, use your logic. There’s a natural synergy to the elements of knowing what you value and knowing what you want. As Chris asserts, if your values do not align with a  client or colleague, you’re inviting a world of hurt.
    Is it worth your time moving forward? Listen to your instincts!
    13.40   Be aware of compromising your sanity and values for the dollar.        There should be no decision when the only options are losing your money or your soul.
     If you can free yourself from a working partnership that is going nowhere, you make yourself available to others where you can make a real difference. 
    16.00  Don’t concentrate on the one percent. Let them go and give your time and energy to the clients who share your values.
    20.00  If it feels wrong, it probably is! Chris paraphrases Tony                        Robbins “If you trade expectation with appreciation your entire life will change”…
    23.00  If you want to break down your decision making processes talk to us this week at ask@upcoach.com.au  
     EPISODE SUMMARY       
    The essence of today’s chat?
    Being true to yourself and acting with integrity.
    Know when to deconstruct a personal or business relationship should you feel like you’re banging your head against a wall….it’s a clear sign that you are not acting in line with your values.
    Listen to your gut. With a greater level of awareness, you can trust yourself in a decision and stick with it.
    And the reason you need to back yourself and trust your instincts? They’re “built” for you. Gut reactions are yours and yours alone; a bespoke system to guide you away from danger and towards those who share your energy and values.  

    • 23 min