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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.

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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.

    Impossible is Possible with Ben Nemtin—Episode 336 of The Action Catalyst Podcast

    Impossible is Possible with Ben Nemtin—Episode 336 of The Action Catalyst Podcast

    Ben Nemtin is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of What Do You Want to Do Before You Die? and a star of MTV’s highest-rated show ever on iTunes and Amazon called The Buried Life. As the cofounder of The Buried Life movement, Ben’s message of radical possibility has been featured on The Today Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN, FOX, and NBC News. President Obama called Ben and The Buried Life “inspiration for a new generation” and Oprah declared their mission “truly inspiring.”







    An acclaimed keynote speaker, Ben has headlined business conferences and Fortune 100 leadership teams around the world, garnering standing ovations from AIG, Anthem, Amazon, FedEx, Harvard, Microsoft, Verizon, and more. Ben is recognized as one of the World’s Best Motivational Speakers as well as World’s Top Organizational Culture Thought Leaders by Global Gurus (2019, 2020).







    In his first year of university, Ben was unexpectedly hit with a depression that forced him to drop out. In an attempt to feel more alive, he created the world’s greatest bucket list with his three best friends. They borrowed a rickety old RV and crisscrossed North America, achieving the unthinkable. And most importantly, every time they accomplished a dream, they helped a complete stranger cross something off their bucket list. From playing basketball with President Obama to having a beer with Prince Harry, from reuniting a father and son after seventeen years to surprising a young girl with a much-needed bionic arm—Ben’s bucket list quest has inspired millions to thrive personally and professionally.







    Show Highlights:







    * When I was going through depression, I decided I was only going to surround myself with people who inspired me. —Ben Nemtin* Once you get space and perspective, you realize dark times are the best time to evolve and grow. It forces you to look at things you might not want to. —Ben Nemtin* Things you think are your weaknesses can be your strengths when you embrace them. —Ben Nemtin* Build awareness around the idea that some people are serving you more than others. —Ben Nemtin* When you give other people a chance to be a hero, they usually take it. —Ben Nemtin* There's an incredible ripple effect when you help someone and do what you love. —Ben Nemtin







    Ben's final thoughts: Creativity is an undervalued pillar of wellness. When I suppress my creativity, I start to flatline. When I'm able to express that, it's so valuable. It allows me to be myself without having a mask or filter. For me, I try to continue to be creative. Speaking is my canvass.







    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!

    • 36 min
    Perspectives From a Serial Entrepreneur with Steve Hoffman—Episode 335 of The Action Catalyst Podcast

    Perspectives From a Serial Entrepreneur with Steve Hoffman—Episode 335 of The Action Catalyst Podcast

    Steve Hoffman, or Captain Hoff as he’s called in Silicon Valley, is the Chairman and CEO of Founders Space, one of the world’s leading incubators and accelerators. He’s also an angel investor, limited partner at August Capital, serial entrepreneur, and author of several award-winning books including Make Elephants Fly and Surviving a Startup.







    Hoffman was the Founder and Chairman of the Producers Guild Silicon Valley Chapter, Board of Governors of the New Media Council, and founding member of the Academy of Television’s Interactive Media Group.







    While in Hollywood, Hoffman worked as a TV development executive at Fries Entertainment, known for producing over 100 TV shows, acquired by MGM. He went on to pioneer interactive television with his venture-funded startup Spiderdance, which produced interactive TV shows with NBC, MTV, Turner, Warner Brothers, History Channel, Game Show Network, and others.







    In Silicon Valley, Hoffman founded two more venture-backed startups, in the areas of games and entertainment, and worked as Mobile Studio Head for Infospace, with such hit mobile games as Tetris, Wheel of Fortune, Tomb Raider, Thief, Hitman, Skee-Ball, and X-Files.







    Hoffman went on to launch Founders Space with the mission to educate and accelerate entrepreneurs. Founders Space has become one of the top startup accelerators in the world. Hoffman has trained hundreds of startup founders and corporate executives in the art of innovation and provided consulting to many of the world’s largest corporations, including Qualcomm, Huawei, Bosch, Intel, Disney, Warner Brothers, NBC, Gulf Oil, Siemens, and Viacom.







    Hoffman has a bachelor's degree from the University of California in computer engineering and an master's of fine arts degree from the University of Southern California in cinema television. He currently resides in San Francisco but spends most of his time in the air, visiting startups, investors, and innovators all over the world.







    Show Highlights:







    * To grow, you have to find a new, big need that no one else has found. That's the challenge for entrepreneurs. —Steve Hoffman* There are a lot of smart people out there, but they're not all designed to be entrepreneurs. You need three qualities to be a CEO: curiosity, leadership, and stamina. —Steve Hoffman* The biggest challenge in founding a startup is when the market turns against you. —Steve Hoffman* The key is not to dwell on your failures or ignore your failures. Look at what you learned and then move on. —Steve Hoffman* When a crisis hits, you have to figure out how much cash you have before you run out and you have to figure out a plan to get to the other side. —Steve Hoffman* Use your downtime to innovate. —Steve Hoffman* You don't have to have a billion-dollar idea to innovate. Many of the best innovations start small. —Steve Hoffman* Innovating is about trying something and seeing if you can do it better to generate more demand. —Steve Hoffman







    Steve's final thoughts: It doesn't matter what type of business you're in, you can always innovate.







    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 ...

    • 30 min
    Cracking the Leadership Code with Alain Hunkins—Episode 334 of The Action Catalyst Podcast

    Cracking the Leadership Code with Alain Hunkins—Episode 334 of The Action Catalyst Podcast

    Alain Hunkis, author of CRACKING THE LEADERSHIP CODE: Three Secrets to Building Strong Leaders, is a sought-after speaker, consultant, trainer, and coach. Over his 20-year career, he has led over 2,000 groups in 25 countries. Alain’s clients include Wal-Mart, Pfizer, Citigroup, General Electric, State Farm, IBM, General Motors, and Microsoft. He has designed and facilitated seminars on numerous leadership topics, including teambuilding, conflict management, communication, peak performance, innovation, engagement, and change. Alain serves on the faculty of Duke Corporate Education and has published over 400 articles on leadership.







    Show Highlights:







    * It doesn't matter what industry or organization you're apart of, we're all in the people business. —Alain Hunkins* Most of the world functions on the backs of human relationships. I've realized, especially in this pandemic, is the importance of connection. —Alain Hunkins* Use the lessons that this crisis is offering so we have a deeper richness in our relationships. —Alain Hunkins* At the core of connection is empathy. —Alain Hunkins* When we're not feeling safe and listened to, we have a hard time accessing our cognitive needs. —Alain Hunkins* Part of leadership is the discernment of when to go fast and when to go slow. —Alain Hunkins* Being a leader has nothing to do with your title or job, it's a state of mind. —Alain Hunkins* Leadership is about increasing our impact on the world around us. —Alain Hunkins* You can't change what you don't notice. Awareness is key. —Alain Hunkins* If you need help, reach out. Get clear on asking for what you need. —Alain Hunkins







    Alain's final thoughts: Look at what makes you tick because that's what drives you. If you're not clear on that, you can spend a lot of time climbing the ladder to figure it 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!

    • 28 min
    Wealth Without Wall Street with Russ Morgan and Joey Mure—Episode 333 of The Action Catalyst Podcast

    Wealth Without Wall Street with Russ Morgan and Joey Mure—Episode 333 of The Action Catalyst Podcast

    The Wall Street mindset separates families, entrepreneurs, and business owners from their money while others use it for their advantage. The secret to freedom is having your money work for you, not someone else, when wealth building. Both Russ Morgan and Joey Mure work tirelessly to be the hub for financial insight and education for individuals, business owners, and investors nationwide. They believe that taking control over your finances will lead to greater prosperity and a more stress-free way of life. They invite you to join their community as you take control of your path to financial freedom. Joining the community will allow you to make better decisions regarding your financial future through coaching, access to legal and tax experts, and networking with like-minded individuals who are exploring multiple ways to create passive income.







    Learn more about their podcast at wealthwithoutwallstreet.com/podcast, and visit wealthwithoutwallstreet.com/action for exclusive content for The Action Catalyst listeners.







    Show Highlights:







    * People are searching for finances that are stable and not tied to market swings. Wealth Without Wall Street is providing that alternative for people. —Joey Mure and Russ Morgan* One of the biggest obstacles we had was the challenge of hiring the right people. We would go with our gut instinct and it wouldn't always be a good fit. —Joey Mure and Russ Morgan* The world is changing and we need to figure out how to change so that we don't miss out. —Joey Mure and Russ Morgan* We started the podcast because we really wanted to connect with our clients on a weekly basis. Then, it started going worldwide and we started having people call us after a few months. —Joey Mure and Russ Morgan* Our podcast was about helping people take action. There are lots of ideas out there but if people don't take action, it doesn't matter, it's just words. —Joey Mure and Russ Morgan







    Joey and Russ' final thoughts: We need an objective third-party to step in and help us. We need to be humbled. If you're in the middle of a dramatic change, I would encourage you to seek out a coach.







    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!

    • 34 min
    Innovation, Depression, and Overcoming Fear with Forrest Walden—Episode 332 of The Action Catalyst Podcast

    Innovation, Depression, and Overcoming Fear with Forrest Walden—Episode 332 of The Action Catalyst Podcast

    Forrest Walden is the founder and CEO of Iron Tribe Fitness. He pioneered the brand from his home garage in 2010, quickly franchising the company to include multiple locations throughout the country.







    He graduated from Auburn University and lives in Homewood, Alabama, with his four children and wife, Mendy. Learn more about Forrest here.







    Show Highlights







    * During COVID-19, I've been stressing to my team, how can we create value outside of our walls? —Forrest Walden* I think this pandemic pushed the online delivery of business 10 years into the future. —Forrest Walden* We had to pivot and figure out our avatar, and adjust our business. —Forrest Walden * As I'm thinking of how we're going to move forward, I thought, I should ask my customer what they've liked and haven't liked during this time. —Forrest Walden* I went through a bout of depression and it began a process of finding where I put value in my identity. —Forrest Walden







    Forrest's final thoughts: For me, Jesus tells me what to do next and I tap into that and walk in faith to see what he'll provide.







    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!

    • 38 min
    Creating Habits to Reach Your Dreams with Alan Stein Jr.—Episode 331 of The Action Catalyst Podcast

    Creating Habits to Reach Your Dreams with Alan Stein Jr.—Episode 331 of The Action Catalyst Podcast

    Alan Stein, Jr. teaches proven strategies to improve organizational performance, create effective leadership, increase team cohesion and collaboration, and develop winning mindsets, rituals, and routines.







    A successful business owner and veteran basketball performance coach, he spent 15 years working with the highest-performing athletes on the planet (including NBA superstars Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, and Kobe Bryant).







    In his corporate keynote programs and workshops,

    Alan reveals how to utilize the same approaches in business that elite athletes

    use to perform at a world-class level. He delivers practical lessons that can

    be implemented immediately.







    His clients include American Express, Pepsi, Sabra,

    Starbucks, Reeds Jewelers, FDA, Omnicell, and numerous college athletic

    programs.







    The strategies from Alan’s book, Raise Your Game: High-Performance Secrets from the Best of the Best, are implemented by corporate teams and sports teams around the country. His inspirational words are featured on a 12-foot mural outside the Penn State Football Training Center so that players run past it on the way to practice every day.







    Show Highlights:







    * The best piece of advice I've been given is to find the intersection of what you're really good at and what you enjoy the most. —Alan Stein Jr.* It's vital to have very high self-awareness and be aware of the rollercoaster of emotions that you're feeling right now in the pandemic. —Alan Stein Jr. * There are only two things we have 100% control over all the time: our attitude and our effort. —Alan Stein Jr. * If working hard is a choice, not working hard is also a choice. —Alan Stein Jr. * Just because something is basic in premise doesn't mean it's easy to do. —Alan Stein Jr.* During times of adversity, it's most important to be grateful for what you have and to serve others. —Alan Stein Jr. * Are the habits you have today on par for the dreams you have for tomorrow? —Alan Stein Jr.







    Alan's final thoughts: I'm a positive person but I do have negative thoughts sometimes. I'm not always hunky-dory but I'm a true believer that if you do the right things, things will unfold the way they're supposed to and the future will be bright. It's critical to look at things like that.







    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!

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

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229 Ratings

229 Ratings

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Awesome Podcast!!!!

Dan, host of The Action Catalyst podcast, highlights all aspects of business, entrepreneurship and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

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Entertaining, insightful and actionable! 🔥

Whether you’re well established as someone who can translate creative energy into the impact you want to make on the world, or just getting started as a catalyst for change - this is a must-listen podcast for you! Dan does an incredible job leading conversations that cover a huge breadth of topics related to the ins and outs of building a thriving enterprise and life you can be proud of - from leaders who’ve actually walked the path. Highly recommend listening and subscribing!

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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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