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Questioning your direction in life? Tired of all the naysayers in this world? Learn how to break free from a system that encourages you to settle.

The Naysayers laughed when Host Tim Alison quit a six-figure job and started his own business. They stopped laughing when his sales topped $10,000,000. Along the way Tim learned that the support of even one person can drown out the voices of a thousand naysayers.

Five days a week, Tim and his guests share inspiring stories and practical advice you can use to overcome adversity and shatter limiting self-beliefs.

Screw the Naysayers Tim Alison

    • Self-Improvement

Questioning your direction in life? Tired of all the naysayers in this world? Learn how to break free from a system that encourages you to settle.

The Naysayers laughed when Host Tim Alison quit a six-figure job and started his own business. They stopped laughing when his sales topped $10,000,000. Along the way Tim learned that the support of even one person can drown out the voices of a thousand naysayers.

Five days a week, Tim and his guests share inspiring stories and practical advice you can use to overcome adversity and shatter limiting self-beliefs.

    Give Without The Expectation Of Anything In Return

    Give Without The Expectation Of Anything In Return

    On this weeks Freestyle Friday Tim shares a background story about his interview with Bob Burg, Co-Author of the international best selling book "The Go Giver." It highlights the importance of doing the small stuff and reminds us to value those we can count on to help without expecting anything in return. 

    • 8 min
    How (and When) I Found My Why

    How (and When) I Found My Why

    People often ask me how I found the courage to quit a six-figure job, move to a tiny fishing village in Nova Scotia Canada, and to start my own educational software business. Especially when I had two kids under the age of five and I was the sole wage earner in the family. Then there was the fact that I didn’t know how to code software. 
    Looking back it’s easy for me to see where I found the courage to quit that job, move back to Nova Scotia, and start a business most everyone predicted was certain to fail. It’s actually very simple. For the first time in my life my WHY was bigger than my fear of failure. 
    In this mini episode I explain how I found my why and how my why has evolved over the past 30 years.
    Today's episode was inspired by my conversation with Corey Poirier, the Best Selling Author of The Book of Why (and How). I’ve read the book and I believe that it should be mandatory reading for anyone that is seeking to live a life filled with purpose and meaning. Corey has a launch on right now and you can learn all about that at www.thebookofwhy.com 
     

    • 7 min
    Ep 200 How To Find Your Why | Corey Poirier

    Ep 200 How To Find Your Why | Corey Poirier

    I'm so pumped to have Corey back as a return guest on Screw the Naysayers. Corey’s personal story is one of overcoming obstacles. He was raised by a single mother, grew up in a small town, barely graduated high school (a teacher gave him a 49+1) and battled anxiety and hypochondria in his early 20’s. Since those days he has become a multiple-time TEDx speaker, the host of 3 top rated interview shows, founder of The Speaking Program, and he has been featured in multiple television specials. He’s a columnist with Entrepreneur and Forbes magazine,and has built a multiple-six figure business 
    He joined me today to talk about his new book titled The Book Of Why (And How). T Harv Eker, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Secrets of the Millionaire Mind™ had this to say about The Book of Why. "Corey has interviewed over 5,000 of the world's top performers, and reveals the secrets of achieving true success. This book is a must read for anyone who wants to take their business, career or life to the next level."
    John Lee Dumas, Entrepreneurs On Fire says that "You owe it to yourself to learn from the best, and Corey Poirier brings the HEAT!.”? 
    And John Gray author of Men are from Mars says "Success can be elusive, but it can be found, and it’s easier when you know the secrets. This book is a gateway to many of those secrets."
    I’ve read the book and I believe that it should be mandatory reading for anyone that is seeking to live a life filled with purpose and meaning. Corey has a launch on right now and you can learn all about that at www.thebookofwhy.com 
    We had an awesome conversation. Corey:
    Shares that in the early days of his music career, his girlfriend at the time said “please stop singing you’re hurting my ears.” He later went on to be nominated for Rock Recording of the Year in Atlantic Canada.
    Says that there is no stopping and no going back once you have your why
    Reminds us that they don’t build statues for critics
    Tell us that his goal is to create a positive ripple wherever he goes
    And went deep on a process anyone can use to find their why
    Corey is a great interview and absolutely one of my favourite people. Enjoy…
    You can reach Corey at:
    Website: http://thebookofwhy.com/ 
    Please do not hesitate to reach out to me. I’d love to hear your thoughts, comments, and stories, or just make a connection.
    Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/stnwithtimalison/ Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/screwthenaysayers/ LinkedIn- https://www.linkedin.com/in/tim-alison/ Screw The Naysayers- www.screwthenaysayers.com Full EpisodeiTunes: https://apple.co/2LkWSPV Screw the Naysayers Episode Page: https://screwthenaysayers.com/podcastGoogle Play Music: https://bit.ly/2NBgqMv Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2MF5T6gStitcher: https://bit.ly/2uYCsRCPodbean: https://screwthenaysayers.podbean.com/e/200-Corey-Poirier/

    • 52 min
    7 Tips To Unlock Those Imaginary Golden Handcuffs

    7 Tips To Unlock Those Imaginary Golden Handcuffs

    “The salary is what they pay you to give up on your dreams”. Nathan Seaward, Ep. 190 Screw the Naysayers.
    Anyone that has ever felt stuck in a job that no longer fulfilled them can probably relate to those words. Nathan has earned the right to make this statement. He walked away from a 15 year career as an commercial airline pilot with one of the largest airlines in Asia, to become a life coach. It was a huge gamble, but in his heart, Nathan knew that flying wasn’t his forever job. 
    The thing that makes Nathan’s story special is that he broke free from the “golden handcuffs”, which for an airline pilot are linked to a seniority system that assigns desirable routes based on years of service. If you leave and come back, you start all over again at the bottom. For me those golden handcuffs came in the form of a six figure income and stock options that would only vest if I stayed with the company. In both cases those “handcuffs” were designed to incent us to focus on the status quo, even if doing so meant giving up on our dreams. 
    In this mini-episode Tim shares seven tips for any of you that might be feeling trapped in a career that no longer fulfils you. 

    • 6 min
    Ep 199 The Go-Giver: Advice From A Legend | Bob Burg

    Ep 199 The Go-Giver: Advice From A Legend | Bob Burg

    Bob Burg is an internationally renowned public speaker and author. For years Bob was best known for his book Endless Referrals. Things changed when he co-authored the business parable, The Go-Giver, a Wall Street Journal and BusinessWeek Bestseller that has sold over 925,000 copies. The book has been translated into 28 languages. It was rated #10 on Inc. Magazine’s list of the Most Motivational Books Ever Written, and was on HubSpot’s 20 Most Highly Rated Sales Books of All Time.
    The American Management Association named Bob one of the 30 Most Influential Leaders and he was named one of the Top 200 Most Influential Authors in the World by Richtopia.
    In this episode Bob:
    Says that the opposite of a naysayer is not someone who is only a cheerleader
    Notes that a lot of people see social media as shortcut to actually doing the work in terms of building relationships
    Tells us that outbound marketing is where it's at in terms of people who are consistently building business relationships
    Reminds us that people will do business with and refer others to people they know, like, and trust
    Says that he and Go-Giver co-author John David Mann felt confidence in their book. But gives all the credit to the readers to make the book work.
    Tells us that the essence of influence is pull as opposed to push. After all, how far can you push a rope?
    Says that no one will buy from you because you have a quota, need the money or because you are a nice person
    Reveals that money is an echo of value….the thunder to value’s lightening
    And so much more
    This episode is chucked full of great business, sales, and mindset tips from one of the world’s very best. Enjoy…
    You can reach Bob at:
    Website: https: https://burg.com/
    Please do not hesitate to reach out to me. I’d love to hear your thoughts, comments, and stories, or just make a connection.
    Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/stnwithtimalison/ Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/screwthenaysayers/ LinkedIn- https://www.linkedin.com/in/tim-alison/ Screw The Naysayers- www.screwthenaysayers.com Full Episode
    iTunes: https://apple.co/2LkWSPV Screw the Naysayers Episode Page: https://screwthenaysayers.com/podcast                          Google Play Music: https://bit.ly/2NBgqMv Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2MF5T6g Stitcher: https://bit.ly/2uYCsRC Podbean: https://screwthenaysayers.podbean.com/e/199-Bob-Burg/ 

    • 45 min
    If You Want It Bad Enough You’ll Find A Way

    If You Want It Bad Enough You’ll Find A Way

    “When you know what you want, and you want it bad enough, you'll find a way to get it.” One of Jim Rohn’s most famous quotes.
    For those that don’t know Jim Rohn was arguably one of the most influential authors and motivational speakers of his generation. He died in 2009. Jim was an absolute quote factory. Perhaps most famously known for advising that  “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” I can’t count the number of times guests on my Screw the Naysayers podcast have shared this quote.
    Jim also said “If you don’t like how things are, change it. You are not a tree”. And then there is one of my favorites, “If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.”
    The man was a genius and most likely forgot more things about entrepreneurship and mindset than I will ever know. That’s why I’ve always hesitated to say much when people say, “If you want it bad enough you’ll find a way.” Who am I to question the wisdom of a man like Jim Rohn?
    But I do feel as if the quote is open to misinterpretation. Listen in to learn why.

    • 7 min

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Kmollion ,

A Must-Listen for Anyone Who Wants a Kickass Career

Tim tells it straight. I wish every college student would listen but it is never too late to find fulfillment in your work at any age. Tim is a no-nonsense, vetted business advisor and it shows through. He interviews individuals who have followed their dreams to inspire you to do it too. Highlights: Listen to Tim's story, listen to Seth Godin, and listen to Coret Poirier.

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Got connected to Tim’s podcast via LinkedIn and I’m so happy that I did. His positive energy and fearlessness in tackling some controversial and relevant issues was absolutely entertaining. Keep up the awesome work, Tim!

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Entertaining and informative content for small business owners

Tim invites guests whose expertise is essential for small business owners trying to figure out how to grow their companies. I highly recommend!

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