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A podcast that mixes practical, actionable business solutions with soulful insights for anyone seeking deeper meaning in their lives and greater success in their work.

Featuring purpose-driven leaders from all walks of life who tell their unique stories about their failures and triumphs, and everything in-between.

The Alchemy of Business Show Steve Rodgers

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 55 Ratings

A podcast that mixes practical, actionable business solutions with soulful insights for anyone seeking deeper meaning in their lives and greater success in their work.

Featuring purpose-driven leaders from all walks of life who tell their unique stories about their failures and triumphs, and everything in-between.

    Coach Yourself with Antonia Bowring

    Coach Yourself with Antonia Bowring

    In episode 41 of The Alchemy of Business Show, Steve sits down with Antonia Bowring, a highly credentialed executive coach, consultant, and strategic facilitator, to delve into her inspiring journey and the wisdom she shares in her book, Coach Yourself!: Increase Awareness, Change Behavior, and Thrive.
     
    In this enlightening episode, Steve and Antonia explore the pivotal moments that led her to become a coach, sharing anecdotes of failures, triumphs, and the transformative power of coaching. Antonia's book serves as a guide for those committed to increasing self-awareness and changing behaviors to flourish in both personal and professional realms.
     
    Discover the strategies, practices, and habits that have shaped Antonia's coaching philosophy, as well as her unique approach to supporting neuro-diverse leaders. From communication strategies used by effective problem-solvers to the importance of values anchoring progress, this episode offers a treasure trove of insights.
     
    Whether you're navigating a career transition, seeking ADHD leadership support, or looking to enhance team cohesion, Antonia's coaching and consulting services provide a roadmap for success. Join Steve Rodgers and Antonia Bowring in this transformative episode where the alchemy of coaching meets the art of thriving in work and life.
     
    Time Stamps 00:57 Introduction
    02:28 About Antonia’s journey
    05:58 Why and how becoming a coach
    08:19 Aha! moments
    11:59 Antonia’s book “Coach Yourself”
    15:51 Strategies, Practices and Habits
    30:08 Learning coaching
    39:33 How does Antonia define religion and spirituality?
    43:33 Aha! moments
     

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    EP 40 - Embracing Play & Passion for a More Fulfilling Life with Will Sacks

    EP 40 - Embracing Play & Passion for a More Fulfilling Life with Will Sacks

    In this eye-opening episode, we talk with Will Sacks, Founder & CEO of his company, Fulcrum Venture Accelerator. He dives deep into the value of finding your spark and prioritizing activities that give you energy, rather than the ones that sap you of it. This realization led him to build companies and help startups raise more than $40 million in funding for projects in climate, human health, education, and culture.
    We follow his humble journey, from getting a life-changing experience in Burning Man to experiencing the pains of birthing his first company, all the way to helping multiple startups launch successfully and sustainably. He shares how he’s triumphed over life’s trials through his learned philosophy of “maintaining a state of playfulness”, and how you can apply it to your life and business.
    Guest Resources:
    The Fundraising Accelerator for Mission-Driven Entrepreneurs - https://fulcrumventureaccelerator.com/ 
    The Anatomy of an Investor Meeting - https://fulcrumventureaccelerator.com/author/williamsacks/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/williamsacks/
    https://www.willsacks.com/
    https://www.kindara.com/
     
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    Top Golden Insights
    Focus on activities that give you energy, rather than ones that saps you.
    Ask yourself, where in life do you find yourself in play? And how can you expand that area?
    Don’t ask yourself what the world needs, but ask yourself what makes you come alive? Because what the world needs is what makes people come alive
    Breaking through resistance is the price you pay, for the dream you say you want.
    Business is a Team Sport. Find what you’re good at, and find other people who are great at everything else. Build a team of all-stars who can execute together
    Show Time Stamps
    3:36 -  A life changing experience through Burning Man
    He discovered it through couch surfing (pre-cursor to airBnB)
    9:30 - Charting Your Way to Empowered Family Planning: The Kindara Story
    By birthing the Kindara App, we helped others birth their babies
    13:40 - Women have always been a big part of my life, and I grew with them.
    When I learned how the healthcare system treats women like 2nd class citizens, and learning how to live in tune with your bodies, he had a vision on how this could be a something.
    18:00 - The Founder Institute Accelerator
    20:32 - Take Past Experiences to Create Something Useful for Others
    23:46 -  Breaking through resistance is the price you pay, for the dream you say you want.
    29: 56 What can Startups Expect at the Fulcrum Venture Accelerator Program 
    40:16 - The Important Element of Play in life and business
    There’s a playfulness to music, it’s free form
    Non-violent communication by Marshall B. Rosenberg, PdD.
    Don’t do anything that isn’t play
    45:10 We’re launching our 7th cohort of companies by the end of June 2023
     
    47:50 - Building a Winning Team: Treating Business like a Sport
    Ask yourself, what are the things that give me energy?
    Find what you’re good at; Find other people who are great at everything else. Build a team of all-stars who can execute together
    51:16 Music & Business are like storytelling
    What makes a piece of music compelling and some not so
    Within a given genre, it’s the craft of the storytelling in the mix
    In the realm of startups, there’s a music that can be played by the founders to have their story be compelling
     
    54:21 - Ask yourself, where in life do you find yourself in play? And how can you expand that area?
    Don’t ask yourself what the world needs, but ask yourself what makes you come alive? Because what the world needs is what makes people come alive
    Guest Bio: Founder, CEO of Fulcrum Venture Accelerator 
     
    Will Sacks' life is about helping people thrive and bringing dreams to life to create a better world to live in. Currentl

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    Title - EP 39 - The Upshift Movement with Dr. Ervin Laszlo

    Title - EP 39 - The Upshift Movement with Dr. Ervin Laszlo

    Get ready to Upshift with host Steve Rodgers and visionary philosopher Dr. Ervin Laszlo on The Alchemy of Business Show! In this riveting podcast, they explore the power of elevating people to higher consciousness and how it can transform not only businesses but the world as a whole.
    Join Steve and Dr. Laszlo as they delve into the Upshift Movement and how it’s changing the game for entrepreneurs and business leaders alike. They also discuss the importance of being a part of something bigger than oneself and how incorporating higher ideals into business can lead to greater success and fulfillment.
    Whether you’re a seasoned business owner or just starting out, this podcast is a must-listen. You’ll learn how to tap into the infinite potential of the human mind and how to create a business that reflects your values and vision for the future.
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    Top golden insights
    Realize that there is nothing truly separate from the rest of the world.
    One business or person is not separate from others, we are part of a larger whole.
    We must make that our goal to contribute to the larger whole, we will do well for ourselves and others.
    Be of service to others, follow your north star, it’s in you.
    The idea of EVOLUTION, evolving to something higher. We are here to pursue the fullness of life.
    Timestamps
    3:08 - Dr. Lazlo on how he started playing the piano
    7:56  Evolving and getting a deeper sense of work by contributing to others.
    14:00 - The Upshift Movement
    18:32 - Resources about Upshift and Downshift
    25:37 - Be part of something bigger than yourself
    27:05 - 28:00 What people really yearn for in life.
    28:05 - Ups and downs of life, all of that is necessary for our evolution.
    30:10 - Businesses are not separate from others, it’s are part of a larger whole.
    40:10 - 44:37 Be of service to others, follow your north star, it’s in You.
    Guest Resources
    Take part in the movement and contribute to a better world. -https://worldupshift.org/ Ask Ervin - Your chance to ask a modern-day genius the deeper questions about life, spirituality, consciousness, the nature of reality or anything that science and philosophy might address. - https://thelaszloinstitute.com/ Books from Dr. Ervin Laszlo - Click here  
    Guest Bio
    Ervin Laszlo, twice nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, is editor of the international periodical World Futures: The Journal of General Evolution and Chancellor-Designate of the newly formed GlobalShift University. He is the founder and president of the international think tanks the Club of Budapest and the General Evolution Research Group and the author of 83 books translated into 21 languages.

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    EP 38 - F*ck Average, Be Legendary with Fred Cary

    EP 38 - F*ck Average, Be Legendary with Fred Cary

    In this episode, we sit down with the legendary Fred Cary, the founder of the highly successful venture capital firm, IdeaPros.
    Fred is a true maverick in the world of entrepreneurship, having coined the phrase "F*ck Average, Be Legendary" to inspire entrepreneurs to push beyond their limits and reach for greatness. In our conversation, Fred shares his journey of deciding to work for himself instead of "working for the man," and how he used his passion for innovation and risk-taking to build his business empire.
    We also delve into the reasons why business ideas fail, and Fred shares his insights on what entrepreneurs can do to avoid common pitfalls. As a seasoned investor, Fred offers valuable advice on learning as you go along as an entrepreneur and how to get the attention of investors.
    Guest Resources:
    Bring Your Great Idea To Life! - We bring your raw idea to life and teach you how to be a killer entrepreneur. 
    We research and analyze your idea's potential
    You learn to operate like a seasoned pro
    Together build a strategy that investors love
    Start, Launch, Grow your Business & Get timeless business and life advice from Fred - Facebook  | Instagram | TikTok


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    Top Golden Insights
    Everybody wants extraordinary results, but we do average things. If you want to have an extraordinary life, you have to do extraordinary things
    Why do business fail? Number 1 basis for failure, is the founders have created something that nobody wants.
    When you check for competition, what problem are you solving? And how are people addressing that problem now?
    Looking for perfection is looking for death. One of the biggest destroyers of entrepreneurship, is the insatiable knowledge to get things perfect. Prove out your model as fast as you can.
    Incorporate your purpose into your work early
    When getting investors’ attention and money - Every single slide you present, has to have financial element to it.
    You can’t have it all in a year. Set long term goals, but be consistent in doing the short term tasks. 
    Timestamps
    2:28 - F*ck Average, Be Legendary! where did that come from?
    Everybody wants extraordinary results, but we do AVERAGE THINGS.  4: 55 - Deciding to work for myself instead of working for the man
    6:50 - Entrepreneurship is really hard, but I’m all in all the time.
    10:10 - Why Businesses Ideas Fail.
    If you look at the stats, a lot of businesses fail Number 1 basis for failure, is the founders have created something that nobody wants People don’t do their research 14:02 - Looking for Perfection is Looking for Death
    One of the biggest destroyers of entrepreneurship, is the insatiable knowledge to get things perfect
    I want to have 21 features in my new app, just like airbnb has.
    In reality, airbnb started with 2 air mattresses, in a 1 bedroom apartment, that they rented out on the weekends in San Fran during conventions
    If you have 1 thing, and you do it well, focus on that one thing and don’t think about the 21 other features
    What’s your core value proposition? If you can figure that out, it doesn’t have to be perfect, it just has to be compelling
    19:19  IdeaPros was created to level the playing field for entrepreneurs
    25:58 Purpose Driven Business Leaders -Core values &  North Star being unified with the Business
    The advantage that you’ll have, is when you can align what you’re doing as a business.  27:14  Incorporate your purpose into your work early
    29:32 - How to Get Investors’ Attention
    And most of our slides talk about how great we are, our company, only 5% is the financia part
    It has to be the other way around
    Every single slide you present, has to have financial element to it
     
    33:18 -IdeaPros- What you can easily get for free or cheap, won’t always get you to succeed
     
    37:25 - Pitching anything & getting investors to buy into your

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    EP 37 - Love, Being of Service, & Optimism at the Global Oneness Summit with Dr. Ervin Laszlo

    EP 37 - Love, Being of Service, & Optimism at the Global Oneness Summit with Dr. Ervin Laszlo

    ​​Get ready to dive deep into the meaning of oneness with host Steve Rodgers and renowned philosopher and systems theorist Dr. Ervin Laszlo in this lively and thought-provoking podcast! Join them as they explore how the concept of oneness can transform our approach to business and society as a whole.
    Through their dynamic conversation at the Global Oneness Summit, Steve, Ken and Dr. Laszlo touch on a variety of topics, from the law of cause and effect to the power of love and being of service to others. Along the way, they share insights into how we can plan for a brighter future, both individually and collectively, and why it’s essential to stay optimistic in the face of challenges.
    Whether you’re a seasoned entrepreneur, a curious philosopher, or simply someone interested in expanding your understanding of the world around you, this podcast is sure to offer plenty of food for thought. So tune in, sit back, and get ready to be inspired by the boundless possibilities of oneness!
    Top Golden Insights
    1. The more service you give, the greater you receive
    2. We are now at a turning point where we can move forward
    3. Transformation is a difficult and painful process but necessary
     
    Time Stamps
    6:46 - Dr. Laszlo on Oneness
    12:42 - Business today can't just focus on the bottom line or solely on making profits
    15:14  - The law of cause & effect
    18:52 - Innoculation of Love & Oneness to prevent Illness in the world
    20:48 - Being of Service
    23:06 - Doing our part
    24:57 - Being an Optimist
    Relevant Links
    Contribute your ideas for a better Future - https://WorldUpshift.org
    Shift your Business into Growth Mode with Purposeful Leadership -
    https://thealchemyadvisors.com/
     
    Guest Bio
    Ervin Laszlo is a philosopher and systems scientist. The author, co-author &  editor of 106 different books that have appeared in a total of 25 languages, he has written over 400 articles and research papers. The subject of the one-hour PBS special Life of a Modern-Day Genius, Laszlo is the founder and president of the international think tank The Club of Budapest and of the prestigious The Laszlo Institute of New Paradigm Research. The recipient of various honors and awards, including Honorary PhD.s from the United States, Canada, Finland, and Hungary, Laszlo received the Goi Award, the Japan Peace Prize in 2001, the Assisi Mandir of Peace Prize in 2006, and was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004 and 2005.
     
     

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    EP 36 - Train Your Brain, Change Your Income with John Assaraf

    EP 36 - Train Your Brain, Change Your Income with John Assaraf

    In this stellar episode, John shares his journey from selling drugs to selling houses to finding purpose. As a young kid, he had a lot of drive to make money, but his efforts led him into shady dealings. This all changed when he met a mentor who provided valuable advice and asked him, “Are you interested? Or are you committed?” John then got serious about changing his life by adopting new skills, beliefs, and habits that served his goals. 
    “The Brain Whisperer, " John Assaraf,” is one of the world’s leading, high-performance, successful coaches. He has written 4 books, including 2 New York Times bestsellers, and appeared in The Secret movie. Today, he is CEO of MyNeuroGym.com, a neuroscience-based company dedicated to helping individuals strengthen their mindset to achieve their goals and dreams faster and easier than ever before. 
    John shares with us his passion for psychoneuroimmunology, the mind-body connection, and the ability to control the body with your mind through visualization, imagination, and affirmations.
    You won’t want to miss this episode where John goes deep on how unlocking the power of your mind can vastly increase your income and transform your life. 

     
    TOP GOLDEN INSIGHTS
    Rule #1: First you make decisions, then you figure out how. Don’t allow your present status to control your thinking Are you interested, or committed? If you’re interested you’ll do what’s easy and convenient; you’ll allow your present circumstances and your old ways to control your thinking and hinder yourself. If you’re committed, you’ll upgrade your identity to match this DESTINY (SKILLS, BELIEFS, HABITS). Which are you? Learn what you need to do to market yourself. You need to constantly upgrade your skills.  
    Show Timestamps
    4:15 - John’s Background and early troublesome life
    8 yrs old, his family Moved from Israel to Montreal Wanted to move away from wars in Israel His dad was a cab driver/gambler playing horses or cards Parents Always fought, no money He was delivering flyers as early as 8 yrs old John’s drive was he has to MAKE MONEY, due to FEAR 6:48 - On how john picked up good work ethic 
    His parents went out of school at early gradeschool stage  to work and help their parents My sister did babysitting My brother taught tennis when he was 15, working at the YMCA WORK WAS PART OF WHAT EVERYBODY DID and chipped IN 8:04 - from doing menial work as a kid, he started to do ILLEGAL work to earn more money
    Breaking entries, selling drugs & had low self esteem Didn’t do well in school and didn’t speak the language since they were from israel  
    9:26 -  Describes his drive and how he got into bad/illegal work
    Principal’s office most of the time and detention Playing in the park, then it led to stealing things in the store, but watch out for each other ,we were the young derelicts/misfitts, skipping school. We were at the wrong place with the wrong people  
    12:35 - My brother knew that I was selling drugs and getting in trouble. John’s turning point and story of how he met his first impactful mentor
    My brother was teaching tennis, and he was instructing this entrepreneur named  He was teaching this entrepreneur, ALAN BROWN, and he asked him for advice about his troublesome brother Alan said, have your brother come to Toronto Montreal - Toronto 6 hr train ride. John met Alan Brown for life (real estate successful man) WHAT ARE SOME ARE YOUR GOALS, and what else would you like to achieve in life? Can you answer this question? 1980 GOAL-SETTING GUIDE -  At what age do you want to retire? - Upon retirement, how much net worth do you want to have? Where do you want to travel?


    16:00 - 1 Question that changed John’s life is, “Are you Interested, or Are you Committed?”
    IF you’re interested you’ll do what’s easy and convenient; you’ll allow your present circumstances and your old ways control your thinking, and hinder yourself. If you’re comm

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Customer Reviews

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55 Ratings

55 Ratings

LeadHERship Global ,

Highly Recommend!

Steve Rodgers is a terrific host and a talented interviewer! He has remarkable guests on his program that always offer valuable insight and expertise. This is a not-to-be-missed show!

Rivers aaaaa ,

A fun, inspiring program!

Steve is so energetic and sincere and gets amazing guests! I love the structure and the fun topics. I love Steve’s eclectic span of topics and, of course, his focus on spirituality. Super well done - highly recommended!!

Cruzzer777 ,

I Learned So Much

I loved Steve Rogers show interviewing Greg Reid about thriving in the business industry. I found it very real and honest from a man who has all the right intentions I formulating business to learning to be more sensible about his decisions. I loved learning how billionaires think. In fact as I’m planning my wedding I’m thinking of how I will structure the seating chart and prepare to introduce people in a more business like manner. His advice was totally usable and love how spirituality, good people, and manifesting success all work together.

I will listen again!
Andrea A. Cruz, LMFT

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