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The Action Catalyst is a weekly podcast hosted by Dan Moore, President of The Southwestern Advantage, the oldest direct-sales company in America, and Partner with Southwestern Consulting. With more than 45 years in sales leadership and marketing management, Dan has a wealth of knowledge to share on how to make better use of time to achieve life, sales, and other business goals. Each week, he interviews some of the nation’s top thought leaders and experts sharing meaningful tips and advice. Please subscribe below, leave a rating and write a review! You can also get more free insights and inspiration at www.SouthwesternConsulting.com.

The Action Catalyst Dan Moore

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The Action Catalyst is a weekly podcast hosted by Dan Moore, President of The Southwestern Advantage, the oldest direct-sales company in America, and Partner with Southwestern Consulting. With more than 45 years in sales leadership and marketing management, Dan has a wealth of knowledge to share on how to make better use of time to achieve life, sales, and other business goals. Each week, he interviews some of the nation’s top thought leaders and experts sharing meaningful tips and advice. Please subscribe below, leave a rating and write a review! You can also get more free insights and inspiration at www.SouthwesternConsulting.com.

    The Author Incubator with Dr. Angela Lauria: Episode 328 of The Action Catalyst Podcast

    The Author Incubator with Dr. Angela Lauria: Episode 328 of The Action Catalyst Podcast

    Dr. Angela E. Lauria is the founder of The Author Incubator™ and creator of the Difference Process™ for writing a book that matters. In 2018, The Author Incubator was ranked #275 on the Inc. 500 fastest-growing companies and #87 on Entrepreneur magazine’s Entrepreneur 360. Dr. Angela won the Stevie Award’s Coach/Mentor of the Year Award and her program, The Author’s Way, was named Coaching Program of the Year. She was also named by Entrepreneur magazine as one of the top 10 most inspiring entrepreneurs to watch—one of only two women on the list. Dr. Angela has been helping people free their inner author since 1994, helping over 1,000 authors-in-transformation write, publish, and promote their books. Her clients have been seen everywhere from Vanity Fair to O Magazine to the Today Show, and their books have been responsible for over $100 million in cumulative revenue.







    She has a bachelor's and master's degree in journalism and media affairs from The George Washington University and a PhD in communications from The European Graduate School. She is the author of Make ‘Em Beg to Be Your Client: The Nonfiction Authors’ Guide to Selling, Serving, and Funding a Movement, Make 'Em Beg to Publish Your Book: How To Reach A Larger Audience and Make A Full-Time Income In The Extremely Overcrowded World of Personal Development, The Incubated Author: 10 Steps to Start a Movement with Your Message, and The Difference: 10 Steps To Writing A Book That Matters. She lives at The Author Castle in McLean, Virginia with her son, Jesse, and her castle cats, Princesses Feathers and Foxy McFuzz Bucket.







    Show Highlights







    What used to be a barrier was that people didn't know you could make a connection through a screen. One thing that's been helping me through this challenging time is the breakthrough of technology. —Dr. AngelaI think we're going to see some awesome things invented during this time of a pandemic. —Dr. AngelaThere are things you already do that make you feel better. Maybe you doodle. Whatever that is, do more of that right now. The biggest thing not to do is listen to what other people do. Do what you like. —Dr. AngelaLearning to trust yourself and your body is important. You know what you need to feel better right now. —Dr. Angela







    Dr. Angela's final thoughts: It's important to lean into love and gratitude. We have a lot to be grateful for right now, even in the scariness.







    The Action Catalyst is a weekly podcast hosted by Dan Moore, President of Southwestern Advantage, the oldest direct-sales company in America, and Partner with Southwestern Consulting. With more than 45 years in sales leadership and marketing management, Dan has a wealth of knowledge to share on how to make better use of time to achieve life, sales, and other business goals. Each week, he interviews some of the nation’s top thought leaders and experts, sharing meaningful tips and advice. Subscribe on iTunes and please leave a rating and review!

    • 26 min
    Coping with a Pandemic with Dr. Terry Lyles: Episode 327 of The Action Catalyst Podcast

    Coping with a Pandemic with Dr. Terry Lyles: Episode 327 of The Action Catalyst Podcast

    Dr. Terry Lyles holds a PhD in psychology and is recognized as a national/international educator, author of three books, speaker to universities, schools, Fortune 500 companies, world-class athletes, and public audiences. Dr. Lyles has trained hundreds of individuals including fire rescue workers in and around Ground Zero, international forensic medical teams in the Asian-torn tsunami area, and the Haiti relief effort sharing his time-tested, scientifically measured approach to stress utilization.







    Major corporations have also benefited from this training technology such as Gulfstream, Chrysler Group, GM, Banana Republic, Macy’s, Pfizer, Universal Studios, Tommy Hilfiger, and Dior to name a few.  NASCAR’s Richard Petty Motorsports, military Special Forces, Air Force fighter pilots, and Space Command have all utilized this specialized training. 







    Dr. Lyles has appeared on CNN, CNBC, HLN, NBC, ABC, FOX NEWS, USA Today, and U.S. News & World Report as a Human Engineering Life-Balance Specialist. He hosted a premiere talk show sponsored by Success magazine and was heard as "the Stress Doctor" in South Florida. He recently launched his Biometrictelemetry broadcasted on live TV with ABC ESPN in INDYCAR at the INDY 500.







    Show Highlights







    It's learning how to feel the fear and doing it anyway. All of us have fear. —Dr. Terry LylesWe first have to control the mind game. Know that you're okay and do everything you can to protect yourself, but still do what you need to do. —Dr. Terry LylesThe best gift you can give yourself every day is to be present. —Dr. Terry LylesYou have to monitor how much news you're watching. That will increase your anxiety and add pressure. That actually weakens our immune system which makes us more susceptible. —Dr. Terry LylesTake deep breaths to neutralize the cortisol effect. —Dr. Terry LylesChange your mindset and focus on what you really have control over. —Dr. Terry LylesOur thinking is one of the greatest control factors that we can really control. —Dr. Terry LylesProductivity isn't about your surroundings, it's about knowing how to adapt. —Dr. Terry Lyles







    Dr. Lyles's final thoughts: Life isn't about always knowing. It's about being and letting the results take care of themselves.







    Find Dr. Lyles's video series on navigating coronavirus here.







    The Action Catalyst is a weekly podcast hosted by Dan Moore, President of Southwestern Advantage, the oldest direct-sales company in America, and Partner with Southwestern Consulting. With more than 45 years in sales leadership and marketing management, Dan has a wealth of knowledge to share on how to make better use of time to achieve life, sales, and other business goals. Each week, he interviews some of the nation’s top thought leaders and experts, sharing meaningful tips and advice. Subscribe on iTunes and please leave a rating and review!





     



     





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    • 33 min
    Manage the Inner Critic with John Assaraf: Episode 326 of The Action Catalyst Podcast

    Manage the Inner Critic with John Assaraf: Episode 326 of The Action Catalyst Podcast

    John Assaraf is one of the leading mindset and behavioral experts in the world who has appeared numerous times on Larry King Live, Anderson Cooper, and The Ellen DeGeneres Show.







    His latest bestselling book, Innercise: The Proven Science to Unleash Your Brain’s Hidden Power, helps individuals recognize and release the mental and emotional blocks that prevent them from achieving their fullest potential.







    John has built five multimillion-dollar companies including taking one public on NASDAQ and growing Re/Max of Indiana to 1,200 sales associates and $4.5 billion a year in sales.







    He has written two New York Times bestselling books that have been translated to 35 languages and he has been featured in 10 movies, including the blockbuster hit, The Secret and Quest For Success with Richard Branson and the Dalai Lama. 







    Today, he is the founder and CEO of NeuroGym, a company dedicated to using the most advanced technologies and evidence-based brain training methods to help individuals strengthen their mindset and emotional skills so they achieve their goals faster and easier than ever before.







    Show Highlights







    I value life so much, and for me personally, I want to make sure that I can use my life in some way to make a positive impact on this world. —John AssarafThe meaning I give anything determines how I feel. I choose to give meaning that empowers me. —John AssarafEverything that is happening to me is happening for me and my spiritual growth. —John AssarafCan we frame things in a way where we build upon them instead of having them cause our destruction? —John AssarafFraming is a key mindset skill. —John AssarafThere isn't a human being who experiences a consistent uprise without fail. It doesn't exist. So let's figure out how to prepare when times are tough. —John AssarafI prime my day with what matters the most. —John AssarafIt's in awareness that we become empowered. —John Assaraf







    John's final thoughts: Let's help people understand that if the result that you're getting isn't what you want, the only reason that's happening is because you possibly don't have the right mindset, don't know how to manage your emotions, or possibly don't have the skills to know what to do.







    The Action Catalyst is a weekly podcast hosted by Dan Moore, President of Southwestern Advantage, the oldest direct-sales company in America, and Partner with Southwestern Consulting. With more than 45 years in sales leadership and marketing management, Dan has a wealth of knowledge to share on how to make better use of time to achieve life, sales, and other business goals. Each week, he interviews some of the nation’s top thought leaders and experts, sharing meaningful tips and advice. Subscribe on iTunes and please leave a rating and review!

    • 37 min
    Driven by Purpose with Mike Weber: Episode 325 of The Action Catalyst

    Driven by Purpose with Mike Weber: Episode 325 of The Action Catalyst

    Mike Weber grew up in the Midwest and earned his degree at Cornell University while selling books door-to-door with Southwestern Advantage.  He then enjoyed success as a sales rep for Great American Opportunities— Southwestern’s national fundraising company that helps kids raise millions of dollars for educational and community organizations that are changing lives.







    In 1993, he founded Southwestern’s Leadership Institute with a focus on equipping people with the skills and attitudes needed to excel in today’s dynamic world. For the past 20 years, Mike has motivated and inspired people from all walks of life to break out of restrictive patterns of thought and behavior, and open themselves up to achieve greater success in whatever their field.  







    Engaging and energetic, Mike’s

    passion is to ignite performance by helping people recognize and then challenge

    patterns and assumptions that may be holding them back from all they could

    accomplish and enjoy.







     Mike lives in New Hampshire, is married to Jane, the love of his life for more than 30 years. He has two adult sons, Kurt and Eric, as well as two wonderful daughters-in-law, Jessica and Nicolette. He’s coached soccer, run cross country, climbed snow-covered mountains, and driven the chase vehicle for a hot air balloon team. Mike now speaks internationally on the topics of leadership, resiliency, teamwork, communication, and life purpose.







    Show Highlights:







    There's a huge difference between teaching and training. Teaching is a transference of knowledge. In training, the goal is change of behavior. —Mike Weber Public speaking is a skill set just like playing an instrument. —Mike WeberWhen things get tough, you need a defined focus and meaningful purpose. A purpose drives everything. —Mike WeberYou need a routine or discipline of what you need to do to be successful. —Mike Weber Discipline and structure is what got me through when things got tough. —Mike WeberIn the morning, I wake up at the same time, stretch, and have a dedicated reading time. —Mike Weber







    Mikes final thoughts: You need to know who you are and what's important to you. If that's tied to what you have, you'll have some challenges. If it's tied to something bigger than yourself, then the ups and downs tend to mellow out.







    The Action Catalyst is a weekly podcast hosted by Dan Moore, President of Southwestern Advantage, the oldest direct-sales company in America, and Partner with Southwestern Consulting. With more than 45 years in sales leadership and marketing management, Dan has a wealth of knowledge to share on how to make better use of time to achieve life, sales, and other business goals. Each week, he interviews some of the nation’s top thought leaders and experts, sharing meaningful tips and advice. Subscribe on iTunes and please leave a rating and review!

    • 29 min
    Love Speaks with Sally Lou Loveman: Episode 324 of The Action Catalyst Podcast

    Love Speaks with Sally Lou Loveman: Episode 324 of The Action Catalyst Podcast

    Sally Lou Oaks Loveman, former audience producer for The Oprah Winfrey Show, lives her purpose by connecting with audiences. When she was 14, she tuned into her passion for television when she was an audience member at The Mike Douglas Show. She spotted a girl on the set with a clipboard, and while she had no idea what this girl did, she knew she would do it one day too.







    After her 35-year career in television and having entertained over half a million people from the Oprah stage, Loveman shares her “do what you love” message through her business, lovespeaks. In her new book, Speak: Love Your Story. Your Audience is Waiting, Sally Lou takes on a new audience—an audience of readers! Just like her pre-show warm-up at The Oprah Winfrey Show, Speak is participatory. Readers are invited to join in on the lessons shared in each chapter, and by the end of the book, her new audience has a start to their own story.







    Blending the genres of memoir and self-improvement, Speak shares Sally Lou’s story while offering tips to help readers become better speakers and storytellers. Filled with humor and truth, Speak encourages readers to speak, speak up, speak their story, speak their truth, and live a life where love always speaks. It doesn’t matter if you are a CEO, celebrity, supermodel, spin instructor, student, or a stay-at-home-mom or dad, speaking well in front of others is not only a career asset, it’s also a life asset.







    Book Sally Lou Loveman and help your listeners step up their speaking game and their human game by using their voice.







    The Lovespeaks Series Podcast: https://lovespeaks.com/podcast







    Speak: Love Your Story. Your Audience is Waiting: https://lovespeaks.com/speak















    Show Highlights:







    Remember, your story is happening as it's happening. You don't always see it until later. —Sally Lou LovemanMy keynote is about helping people find their voice so they can be a happier, better, more connected human. —Sally Lou LovemanWe all have an audience. You don't have to be a celebrity or a speaker—everyone has an audience. People are waiting to hear from you. —Sally Lou LovemanFear has no access when we are in our purpose. —Sally Lou LovemanYou take fear away by practicing. —Sally Lou LovemanEveryone should think about their walk-on song to remind themselves that they'll get through this. The ending might not be what they want, but you have remind yourself to have fun until you get to the ending. —Sally Lou LovemanIf you don't have a community of people, you won't get through it. —Sally Lou Loveman







    The Action Catalyst is a weekly podcast hosted by Dan Moore, President of Southwestern Advantage, the oldest direct-sales company in America, and Partner with Southwestern Consulting. With more than 45 years in sales leadership and marketing management, Dan has a wealth of knowledge to share on how to make better use of time to achieve life, sales, and other business goals. Each week, he interviews some of the nation’s top thought leaders and experts, sharing meaningful tips and advice. Subscribe on iTunes and please leave a rating and review!

    • 35 min
    Being Fully Present with Brian Biro: Episode 323 of The Action Catalyst Podcast

    Being Fully Present with Brian Biro: Episode 323 of The Action Catalyst Podcast

    Brian Biro is America’s Breakthrough Coach! He is one of the nation's foremost speakers and teachers of leadership, possibility thinking, thriving on change, and team-building. He has delivered more than 1,800 presentations around the world in the past 29 years. His clients include such diverse organizations as Lockheed Martin (94 events), the US Army, the University of Notre Dame, UCLA, the North Carolina Association for the Advancement of Teaching, senators, and representatives from 13 western states, the Virginia School Superintendents, Kaiser Permanente, Starbucks, Pizza Hut, IHOP, Microsoft, Oracle, Cisco, McDonalds, Dairy Queen, Allstate Insurance, Good Samaritan Hospital, RE/MAX, Shaklee, the American Rental Association and hundreds more. 







    A former vice president of a major transportation corporation in the Pacific Northwest, he helped lead a major turnaround that resulted in the company quadrupling in revenues, becoming solidly profitable, and being named the leader in the air freight industry for customer service and convenience by Distribution magazine.







    Brian is the author of 14 books including the bestseller, Beyond Success! which reached #16 on the Amazon.com top 100—from over 2 million titles, and his new book, The ROI of Kindness. Brian was rated #1 from over 40 speakers at four consecutive INC. Magazine International Business Conferences. He graduated with honors from Stanford and served as the President of the UCLA Graduate School of Management Student Association while earning his MBA from UCLA. He has appeared on Good Morning America, CNN's Business Unusual, and has been a guest on more than 300 radio programs throughout the country. He has also been a featured speaker at the Disney Institute in Orlando. Brian was named one of the UCLA Graduate School of Management’s 100 Most Inspirational Graduates in the history of the school. Most recently, Brian was also honored as one of the top 10 interactive speakers in North America and one of the top 60 motivational speakers in the world.







    Show Highlights







    The breakthrough is going from fear to love and doing things that you didn't think you could do. —Brian BiroDriving to be the best was tearing me apart because it's all about comparison. I shifted from the drive to be the best to the desire to be my best. —Brian BiroThere's no failure, it's just how can I get better. —Brian BiroWithin every adversity is planted the seed of equivalent or greater benefit. —Brian BiroThe shift in focus from fear to faith is how you get through the brick walls in your life. —Brian BiroWhen you're fully present, 100 percent of your mind, body, and spirit are with the person you're with. And you say to them, "you matter" and "you count." —Brian BiroWhat you focus on is not what you get, it's what you create. Focus on what you want to create. —Brian BiroWhen you're feeling the most down, be the most grateful, even if it's the smallest thing. Take charge of your energy. Focus on purpose and movement. —Brian Biro







    The Action Catalyst is a weekly podcast hosted by Dan Moore, President of Southwestern Advantage, the oldest direct-sales company in America, and Partner with Southwestern Consulting. With more than 45 years in sales leadership and marketing management, Dan has a wealth of knowledge to share on how to make better use of time to achieve life, sales, and other business goals. Each week, he interviews some of the nation’s top thought leaders and experts, sharing meaningful tips and advice. Subscribe on iTunes and please leave a rating and review!

    • 33 min

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227 Ratings

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Identity Leadership with Stedman Graham - Ep.282 - Phenomenal!

I have been on a significant transformational journey in my life over the past 5 years. I was searching for my identity. Nothing was clear for me. I was in a job that I did not appreciate and going down a path that took me far away from who I am. Listening to this podcast and hearing Stendman share his story and message made me see that the search to discover who I am and what I want was worth it. People in this world are stuggling to find themselves and it will only come through Identity Leadership. I found out about Stedman's current work through Justin Ehreche who is a leader in the Southwestern Family of companies. I am so glad I connected with Justin. He has led me to the one person who shares my passion for self-leadership. When I picked up a copy of Stedman's book I immediately saw how intertwined our stories were. It was as if he wrote what was in my head. Now listening to him share this message, I am blessed. I look forward to meeting with Stedman one day. I am his mentee from a distance until the opportunity is presents itself for us to meet.

Dan Moore, you did an excellent job with this episode. Thank you!

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