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What defines success? Is it financial wealth, the power to influence, education, or something else? Success Fundamentals explores micro and macro points of view to uncover the success behind institutions, systems, organizations, and everything in between.

Kris Sykes and Brian Goldsack interview people who provide unconventional viewpoints on factors around success and explore lesser discussed topics such as the impact of others' opinions, physical appearance, race, and romantic relationships as these less tangible elements all play an undeniable role in achieving success.

We take this conversation to the edge. Our show takes an honest look at controversial topics like politics, spirituality, and even religion to truly unravel how they all tie in creating success. We look forward to you taking this journey with us. #successfundamentals

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What defines success? Is it financial wealth, the power to influence, education, or something else? Success Fundamentals explores micro and macro points of view to uncover the success behind institutions, systems, organizations, and everything in between.

Kris Sykes and Brian Goldsack interview people who provide unconventional viewpoints on factors around success and explore lesser discussed topics such as the impact of others' opinions, physical appearance, race, and romantic relationships as these less tangible elements all play an undeniable role in achieving success.

We take this conversation to the edge. Our show takes an honest look at controversial topics like politics, spirituality, and even religion to truly unravel how they all tie in creating success. We look forward to you taking this journey with us. #successfundamentals

    The End Of The Journey, For Now - Kris Sykes & Brian Goldsack

    The End Of The Journey, For Now - Kris Sykes & Brian Goldsack

    In this 7th and final episode of the Success Fundamentals podcast, our hosts Kris Sykes and Brian Goldsack revisit their favorite interviews, guests, and takeaways. After more than 70 conversations, our hosts look at how their own definitions of success have changed, and why it’s not just about the money anymore. Kris and Brian also talk about their exciting new show, giving us a taste of what’s to come.

    HIGHLIGHTS

    Kris and Brian's favorite guests and key takeaways
    Looking back to the first few episodes
    How we define success, 78 episodes later
    Introducing: The 8 Questions Show

    QUOTES

    Kris: "In anything that you do, I think you have to look at what the intention is. If it's behind the wrong intent, you're never gonna be satisfied. You can have the car or the house or the clothing or whatever you want to have but if it's for you, then it's satisfying to you. If you're doing it to show off or to one up the next person, that's a stressful way to live."

    Kris: "Everybody's perception of what success is has to do with money. And money is a means of exchange. So as long as you're exchanging things, in America at least, it's gonna be of importance but it can't be the end-all, be-all."

    Brian: "If you can somehow find a way to sustain your lifestyle doing something that you love, I think that is the true definition of success."

    Brian: "We're going to ask each guest eight questions with the goal of you guys having an intimate, high level of understanding of each of these subject matters by the conclusion of each series. Each series is going to be a month long and by the end of it, you're gonna be able to go to thanksgiving dinner and speak at length about 12 new subjects every single year."

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    • 33 min
    Protecting Yourself In Business with Mark Goodman

    Protecting Yourself In Business with Mark Goodman

    Intellectual property can be one of, if not the most valuable asset for many businesses. Therefore, it makes sense that as an entrepreneur, you should be on top of protecting your intellectual property via the proper filing of applicable trademarks, patents, and copyright. In this episode of the Success Fundamentals podcast, Kris and Brian talk to patent law, intellectual property and business law expert Mark Goodman about the many ways to ensure that your IP is being protected to the fullest extent.

    HIGHLIGHTS

    What it really means to own intellectual property
    The difference between a patent, copyright and a trademark
    Why you should protect your business in the first place
    Can you put a lean on intellectual property?
    Protecting your intellectual property in every country
    Can you sell intellectual property?

    QUOTES

    Mark: "A logo can be the subject of a copyright and a trademark. But the trademark is protecting against people using it in a way that causes consumer confusion whereas copyright is just saying you can't make a copy of this artwork."

    Mark: "If you have an invention and you're going for a new business based on the invention, the law makes you file early in the process -- which can trip up some entrepreneurs because otherwise it might make more sense instead of spending a bunch of money on a patent lawyer at the beginning, let's get out there and see if we sell this product, see if it really works and then go ahead later and get the patent."

    Mark: "The problem is once you start selling, in the United States you have exactly one year to file a patent application or else you forever lose your right to do so. It becomes public domain. That is harsh for entrepreneurs."

    Follow Jonathan and check out his work through the links below:

    Website: https://www.goodmanlawnevada.com/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/markgoodmanlaw/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/GoodmanLawNV
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/goodmanlawnevada/

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    • 36 min
    How To Find The Work That Sparks You with Jonathan Fields

    How To Find The Work That Sparks You with Jonathan Fields

    In this episode of the Success Fundamentals podcast, Kris and Brian talk to Award-winning Author, Podcast Producer & Keynote Speaker Jonathan Fields. Their conversation centers around Jonathan’s groundbreaking work that attempts to demystify the different impulses that motivate us to be productive individuals. Jonathan also talks about the state of work today, and how technology has allowed us to redefine our relationship with work.

    HIGHLIGHTS

    The search for the 10 'Sparketypes'
    The 5 components of work that sparks you
    How to show up consistently everyday
    Lessons learned while training to be a luthier
    Not everything that sparks you should earn you a living
    We all need to do some self discovery
    How the digital medium is changing the nature of work

    QUOTES

    Jonathan: "One of the really big surprises when we started into this work, I kinda figured there's close to eight billion people on the planet. Well, there must be eight billion unique impulses, because we're all different, we're all individual, we're all special. And it would be nearly impossible to identify eight billion of these different things. What I was surprised by was how quickly distilled to these 10 universal impulses that just show up in different patterns."

    Jonathan: "When I talk about doing work that sparks you or that makes you come alive, I'm talking about work that gives you a feeling of purpose, gives you a feeling that you have access to that magical time feud state of flow, where the world seems to vanish away and you become utterly absorbed in the thing that you're doing almost losing the ability to distinguish between you and the activity."

    Jonathan: "The more that you can line up the work that you're doing with these impulses that are inside of you, the more all of those questions drop away. The more the question becomes actually, how can I make sure that I'm not doing this obsessively and nonstop because I love doing this so much and it's giving me so much back."

    Jonathan: "I don't believe that just because something sparks you, means that it necessarily should be the thing that also gives you your living."

    Follow Jonathan and check out his work through the links below:

    LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonathanfields1/
    Podcast - https://pod.link/1610198312
    Website - https://www.jonathanfields.com/

    Get a copy of SPARKED: Discover Your Unique Imprint For Work That Makes You Come Alive by Jonathan Fields

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    • 50 min
    Masculinity And Success with Nick McGowan

    Masculinity And Success with Nick McGowan

    In this episode of the Success Fundamentals podcast, Brian talks to the host of The Mindset and Self-Mastery Show, Nick McGowan. Nick talks about masculinity and whether or not gender has a role in success.

    Nick claims that there are no true masculine or feminine traits that lead to success, only principles that one should live by which we often learn from role models such as our parents, who just happen to be the closest to us. However, as our societies grow, these typical role models archetypes are already changing, signaling the need for us to expand our understanding and unlearn our old beliefs.

    HIGHLIGHTS

    What does it mean to be masculine?
    Masculine and feminine traits may not exist
    Principles are agnostic to sex
    We learn from people who are around
    Some things we learned since birth need to be undone

    QUOTES

    Nick: "At the core of a man, I think, there's really that honor, that courage, and that leadership that comes from within. That ties in to other pieces too. It's kinda like one of those big brain maps where you start with one bubble and opens up 15 others."

    Nick: "We as people, as humans want to find boxes and sit our ass in that box because we want to be part of something. So it can be easier to just jump at the masculine side and say well I'm just gonna take this and run with it."

    Nick: "I think there's a lot of men that run things, and it's great to see that women are starting to run things. And I'm not pro men, pro women, or against one of the other at all, I'm pro us figuring our stuff out."

    Follow Nick and through the links below:

    Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-mindset-and-self-mastery-show/id1604262089
    Website: https://nickmcgowan.com/home
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thenickmcgowan/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheNickMcGowan
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thenickmcgowan/

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    • 41 min
    Your Success And The Government with Anthony Miragliotta

    Your Success And The Government with Anthony Miragliotta

    In this episode of the Success Fundamentals podcast, Brian talks to campaign consultant Anthony Miragliotta about the role that governments have in the success of their people. As a believer of small government, Anthony believes that the role of governments in your individual pursuit of liberty and happiness should be minimal.

    As Ronald Reagan once said, “When the government expands, liberty contracts." However, whichever side of the political spectrum you lean towards, the main thing is to be more actively involved in matters of government, because it’s the government’s job to represent you and your interests. If you’re unhappy with the way the government is doing its job, the citizenry needs to have its will known. The power is in your hands.

    HIGHLIGHTS

    The government shouldn't tell you how to live your life
    A properly functioning government is a limited one
    Lessons in governance learned during the height of COVID-19
    Citizens need to be more involved in their governments
    Politics is a game of give and take

    QUOTES

    Anthony: "Government is known for spending money on wasteful matters. Right now, we're 30 trillion dollars in debt. And who's gonna pay it off? If I'm ever gonna have grandkids they're gonna be paying it off."

    Anthony: "One thing the COVID-19 pandemic really taught a lot of people is the bigger the government, then the less freedoms your people have. I go back to Ronald Reagan, another quote he said that I like, is 'When government expands, liberty contracts.'"

    Anthony: "One of the biggest things to do if you're really unhappy with the current political climate in your local town, your county, your state, or even America, the easiest way is to just get involved. I don't care what political party you belong to, but if you really believe in certain causes but you really think that the people who are in-charge of that are not doing effective jobs, get involved."


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    LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/anthony-miragliotta-aa9167161/
    Podcast - https://open.spotify.com/show/0F0d6jYcgm7vVuy7EyCDmb
    Website (Priscilla Mangini Enterprise): https://linktr.ee/priscillamanginienterprise

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    • 31 min
    How To Become A C-Suite Executive with AJ Jones II

    How To Become A C-Suite Executive with AJ Jones II

    In this episode of the Success Fundamentals podcast, Kris and Brian talk to Senior Vice-President and Head of Global Communications and Public Affairs for Starbucks, Aranthan “AJ” Jones II. AJ shares good advice for people wanting to climb the corporate ladder and achieve success by working with some of the biggest companies in the world.

    Besides all the technical requirements that every would-be c-suite executive needs to have, AJ also reveals that it’s about how you communicate your value and your relationship with time. Whether or not being at the helm of one of the world’s biggest companies is your idea of success, AJ’s advice is bound to help you achieve your goals, one way or another.

    HIGHLIGHTS

    The Starbucks brand is beyond coffee
    Follow the impact you want to make, not the fancy job title
    The elevator route vs the scaffolding route
    You won't get a c-suite position via job searches
    The relative nature of time can be for or against you
    Social media has eroded long-term thinking

    QUOTES

    AJ: "I start by saying, ask yourself the question, not what job you wanna have, but what impact you want to make. Because it's a lot easier to align your ambitions, your skill sets, your knowledge, and quite frankly your energies around the impact you believe you can make versus what job you can have."

    AJ: “The best communication you can have about your ambitions is somebody else communicating about your ambitions.”

    AJ: "Most positions you will get at this executive level won't be through applying to Indeed.com. It won't be there. It'll be through a search process or it'll be through a connection or a related relationship to that particular opportunity. Those are not gonna come directly to you, they are often gonna come by way of someone else to you."

    AJ: "If I go from farmer to retail, retail to entertainment, entertainment to oil and gas, I am searching you my ability to take the same skill set, repackage it and repurpose and restructure it to be able to deliver on behalf of any industry. That is way more valuable than being able to say, you know what, I've been in this industry for 35 years."

    Follow AJ and through the links below:

    Email: aranthan@yahoo.com
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ajjonesii/

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    • 1 hr 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

MrAdam0788 ,

What is success?

We all define success differently. Understanding the worldview we start from when defining our success is a foundational element of this podcast. The show really got me thinking about how I define my own success and the success of others around me.

1981Southbay ,

The #1 Podcast for Successful Professionals.

Brian and Kris are phenomenal hosts. They bring an interesting perspective on many different areas. They have had some awesome guests but I personally prefer the episodes with Brian and Kris where they go deep and various interesting topics.

Darnell Brown ,

My kinda podcast…

I don’t follow many podcasts, so the ones I do, I do so intentionally. What I appreciate about these two fellas is that they ask in-depth, piercing questions and feature guests with unorthodox views and insights.

I always challenge myself to challenge my beliefs and one of the best ways to do that is to learn things from unlikely sources. The guest on the Perseverance episode is a great example of this. Looking forward to more!

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