30 episodes

Anyone and everyone that wants more out of life has essentially the same question; How do I get what I want? If you really want to know why you don’t get what you want, and what to do about it, The Average Sucks show is for you. Each episode, brought to you by Author/Top Results Coach Michael Bernoff, features conversations with people of influence that have learned how to create an above average life. Modeling the behaviors of successful people is one of the quickest ways to reach your goals; and every other week you’ll gain actionable life strategies from Michael and his guests that you can begin using immediately to Raise Your Average and live the life you want.

The Average Sucks Show Michael Bernoff

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Anyone and everyone that wants more out of life has essentially the same question; How do I get what I want? If you really want to know why you don’t get what you want, and what to do about it, The Average Sucks show is for you. Each episode, brought to you by Author/Top Results Coach Michael Bernoff, features conversations with people of influence that have learned how to create an above average life. Modeling the behaviors of successful people is one of the quickest ways to reach your goals; and every other week you’ll gain actionable life strategies from Michael and his guests that you can begin using immediately to Raise Your Average and live the life you want.

    The SECRET behind building CONFIDENCE within yourself & your brand

    The SECRET behind building CONFIDENCE within yourself & your brand

    You’ve got a life plan. It goes great. Until it doesn’t.Ever catch sight of yourself in a mirror and are surprised by what you see? What you do when life hands you lemons will either bury you or strengthen you beyond measure.Our special guest in our Average Sucks Podcast has been through the fire and came back to help others. Natalie Jill is a former medical device sales professional who had risen to national sales director. She got married, bought a house, and had a daughter along the way. Life was awesome! It should have been…and yet still…her marriage fell apart while she was pregnant. She fell into a depression, watched her finances dwindle and threaten her home, and gained more than 60 pounds. Worse, she felt hopeless.Then, she had a series of epiphanies that triggered her comeback:* She caught her reflection in a mirror and saw she was not who she wanted to be – overweight, depressed, overwhelmed and alone.* She watched a television show where she was reminded of the importance of focusing on the possibility instead of the problem.* She chose to focus on where she wanted to go and who she wanted to be, instead of “what was” at that moment.Her story continues to inspire from there. She turned it all around and now is a renowned fitness and fat loss expert at Natalie Jill Fitness. She transforms people’s lives as they navigate their midlife challenges. Her clients in midlife don’t feel alone, stuck, and overwhelmed. You don’t want to miss this extraordinary conversation with an extraordinary entrepreneur and leader! Head over now to hear her moving story in our Average Sucks Podcast. It was a pleasure and an honor to speak with her – and you’ll see why.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Mastering Your Time to Take Back Control of Your Life

    Mastering Your Time to Take Back Control of Your Life

    Warning: This Average Sucks Podcast starts out in a dark place. Drug addiction, drug dealing, and even worse. Our guest at 15 found himself outrunning the police. For a while, he descended deeper and deeper into a dark world. You wouldn’t expect a life that starts out that way to head into a sunlit place of serving others and making a powerful difference in their lives. But that’s where Dan Martell, a successful SaaS entrepreneur coach, did and that’s the life he lives now. Dan helps grateful SaaS CEOs scale their business and remove the “time assassins” that wreck their lives. He helps them be successful and get their time (and life!) back. Listen this special episode of the Average Sucks Podcast to hear how Dan:* Overcame addiction and illicit business enterprises* Learned the hard way the entrepreneurial skills that kept him going * Worked too hard and had too little to show for it* Leveraged skills ranging from coping with uncertainty to finding the right people* Scaled his business with a reproducible process that can help others. Listen this entire powerful conversation. You don’t want to miss Dan’s story and apply the key lessons to your life (and boost your average). It was an honor and privilege speaking with my friend Dan. No matter where you are today on your journey, you’ll find real value in hearing his story. 

    • 1 hr 1 min
    The Secret of Value: Curiosity, Caring, and Deeply Knowing

    The Secret of Value: Curiosity, Caring, and Deeply Knowing

    How can you create value for your customers and clients?Our guest this week says this: Be curious, caring, and giving. Authentic curiosity starts with meaningful conversations. You get those through real caring – because only then will people open up and be vulnerable with you. They’ll share what they want and don’t want with you. And that puts your giving on target. Mastering that process gives you a superpower in your business, says our latest Average Sucks Podcast guest Kevin Kauffman. Kevin is a one-of-a-kind real estate entrepreneur, coach, and podcaster. Join us and discover:* The importance of expanding one's sphere of influence and maintaining meaningful relationships in business. Kevin provides a step-by-step approach to building and activating this sphere.* How to cultivate and activate your sphere by finding ways to add value to these connections. Value can take various forms, such as phone calls, notes, or gestures that show you care. Always look for opportunities to expand and grow your sphere.* How to nurture your sphere of influence as a long-term strategy. It may not lead to immediate results, but over time, it can become a powerful source of business. He also acknowledges that while this approach is essential, there may still be a need for other activities, like prospecting and actively seeking immediate business opportunities. However, your sphere should remain a core focus for long-term success.I loved sitting down with Kevin and hearing his insights and I know you’ll love it, too. I will also be speaking at his upcoming event NLA Live on December 5th. Check it out at NLALive.com and use code BERNOFF at checkout for a discount! 

    • 1 hr
    Creating a community that feeds your soul

    Creating a community that feeds your soul

    How to bring a new community into your life (and your soul) is the focus of this month’s incredible podcast. You’ll be thrilled to meet Tori Totlis, a powerful entrepreneur and athlete who founded Compete Confidence Golf, Phoenix. Tori created a way for women to connect more deeply in their lives through the game of golf – showing women how to go from the beginner stage all the way to expert-level. And doing so with a supportive community where they’ll make new friends, share laughter and make memories.  From beginner-friendly courses that kick-start your journey, to carefully curated practice programs that sharpen your short game, and comprehensive six-week practice plans – Tori offers options to improve your game no matter how well you can put and swing. She hosts action packed women's tournaments, including her signature event The Desert Classic in Phoenix. And if that's not enough, she hosts luxurious golf retreats set against the backdrop of world-class courses across the globe. Tori's world of golf is nothing short of extraordinary.Tori is also the 2022 Arizona Golf Association Women’s Golfer of the Year. And she produces "T-Time with Tori", her podcast that shows strategies, inspiration and motivation on women’s golf – with weekly guests who share their wins, losses and challenges. She’s a woman that knows how to make things happen.Come join us in the inspiring podcast conversation with Tori. She’ll share:* Why making new friends as a grown-up can be quite a challenge, and some great ways to connect with others, build some awesome relationships with people who are positive and supportive.* The highly effective practice plan her coach gave her as a teen golfer that inspired her career. It’s the same plan she uses as a model for her courses, which brings great results.* 4 essential keys to elevate your golf game. Whether you're aiming for immediate improvements or long-term mastery, Tori knows what game-changing strategies to focus on - from the right equipment to navigating a course and most importantly…taking a swing well past your comfort zone.Tee up and hold on to your visors as you level up your golf journey! You won’t be hearing routine golf tips from this lady - there’s a lot more to this great conversation and you definitely will want to hear it.It was a joy and privilege to sit down with Tori and hear her insights into raising your average through community, soul work, and the game of golf. To become ABOVE AVERAGE (and lower your handicap), take Tori’s words to heart.

    • 1 hr
    Living a life full of peace and prosperity…at the same time

    Living a life full of peace and prosperity…at the same time

    Eliminating limiting beliefs and ideas is what led our guest on The Average Sucks Show to achieve success, prosperity and peace.Jonathan Maynard is owner of The Huge Convention, one of the biggest conventions in the world and in this episode, Jonathan takes us on a powerful journey into the mind of an “accidental” entrepreneur. He shares how he went from a lucrative career in the IT world to starting and selling multiple businesses as he achieved his personal goals to spend more time with family. Come join us for this warm conversation with a wonderful person who is eager to share what he knows and to serve others, including: * If you want more time for family and to travel and to do other things in life, avoid buying into limited beliefs that say that’s for someone else but not you – it is possible for you and do not let an off-target belief stop you before you start. Even if it sounds like a crazy idea at first. * Free yourself from expectations of what you “should do” versus what makes entrepreneurial sense to do. Jonathan wanted more time with his family and to travel – and realized his IT career was never going to take him there. So he looked for what made sense entrepreneurially. * Why you should remain open to opportunity wherever you might find it–Jonathan was inspired by a line at a kettle corn stand at an apple orchard. He did the math, started a business that his family could join him in, and pretty soon was counting $5,000 in cash around the dining room table with his family from a weekend take. * And of course, crush those limited beliefs. Too many entrepreneurs lose out because they have the ownership mindset of “only I can do this … nobody can do this as good as I can.” That’s a fallacy and Jonathan gives you the formula for when you should turn something over. Plus, much more … It was an honor to have Jonathan Maynard join us on The Average Sucks Show. You’’ll definitely want to listen in to gain insight into your own life as you hear Jonathan’s approach to all around success.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    The Secret to Endurance in Business (and Sports and Life)!

    The Secret to Endurance in Business (and Sports and Life)!

    You’re hiking with a team through the Grand Canyon. The plan is simple: You’ll go from one rim to another and back (46 total miles over rough, steep trails) and do the whole trip from sunrise to sunset. Thirteen miles in, you suffer a setback: You roll your ankle and break a bone. You keep going and finish despite the pain. What’s your take-home lesson? Our amazing podcast guest Brad Weimert says if he hadn’t broken his ankle, “It wouldn’t be as cool a story.”Brad is an absolute rock star. He’s the founder of Easy Pay Direct, a merchant account company for “high-risk” industries. Before that, he was a legendary (seriously) highest-selling  Cutco sales person in the world. And now he’s a dedicated endurance athlete.As you’d expect, Brad is a student of performance and of mindset – and obsessed with pushing the envelope. Come join us on this amazing podcast conversation with him, because Brad has so many gems to offer you’re going to want to keep stopping the interview to chew on what he’s said. Among them: * If you want to participate in the outcome of a team, you will not help anyone if you complain about an injury. Choose what you will do and do that!* Set goals that are realistic, but far enough outside of your comfort zone they scare you. Brad says when a goal scares him a little, his other behaviors fall into line so he achieves his goals.  * There are two different ways to prepare for a big goal: (1)The “step up” where you build up your capacity, but set a stretch goal for “game day.” (2) Or the opposite, where you’ve already completed the goal in practice a few times, and go into game day knowing you can perform. Choose the one that works best with your own mindset. Plus, Brad gives us the secret to endurance in business and sports and life!There’s a lot more great stuff in this conversation (including about flying to Fiji with a team)! I loved every second of speaking with Brad and you will be changed just by listening to him.It was an honor to have Brad Weimert join us on The Average Sucks Show. To become ABOVE AVERAGE, listen and apply to what Brad does and says!

    • 1 hr 16 min

Customer Reviews

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85 Ratings

85 Ratings

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Great show!

Mike, host of the podcast, highlights all aspects of living your best life, being above average, 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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This guy sounds like Tony Robbins but has better content coming out of his mouth.
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Golfballroger ,

Solid advise and direction

Recently discovered Michael through Call2Action and have truly enjoyed the content I have discovered so far. Taking a deep dive into who I am but more importantly who I can be and taking action to become better everyday!! Thanks Michael for all you are doing for all that have found you.

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