64 episodes

The Rich Equation is a life mindset of how to approach success, balance, and growth in all facets of life. Richness in terms of monetary and material wealth is one aspect that The Rich Equation Podcast dives into, along with the accompanying five pillars of the rich equation. This podcast is a fresh take on creating a colorful and abundant life journey through exploring the expertise of many professionals, entrepreneurs, and coaches.

The Rich Equation Ashish Nathu

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    • 4.9 • 44 Ratings

The Rich Equation is a life mindset of how to approach success, balance, and growth in all facets of life. Richness in terms of monetary and material wealth is one aspect that The Rich Equation Podcast dives into, along with the accompanying five pillars of the rich equation. This podcast is a fresh take on creating a colorful and abundant life journey through exploring the expertise of many professionals, entrepreneurs, and coaches.

    Ep. 64 | Andy Burde – What It Takes to Succeed As a Young Entrepreneur

    Ep. 64 | Andy Burde – What It Takes to Succeed As a Young Entrepreneur

    On this episode of The Rich Equation Podcast, Ashish is joined by Andy Burde. Andy is a young entrepreneur who achieved success at a young age. He is the CEO of Plant Products Company (PPC), an independent firm he built with the goal of providing authentic value selling plant products and services through a large array of verticals including direct-to-consumer and wholesale. It is his goal to create plant products and services that help inspire citizens of the world to create a sustainable society. 
     
    In this episode, Andy talks about his path to entrepreneurship, talking about his upbringing, and how he came to the decision to skip college and pursue entrepreneurship. Being a very young entrepreneur, he talked about ‘age bias’ and how he overcame it as he built his business from the ground up. He shared his biggest lessons and daily routines that helped him achieve a high level of performance. 
     
    Highlights: 
    00:00 – Ashish introduces Andy
    03:49 - Andy talks about his upbringing, and what made him decide to not go to college and pursue entrepreneurship 
    08:32 – Andy gives advice to the person who has big goals and doesn’t know where and how to start
    09:04 – Andy recalls how he started his business, how he started with online selling in Amazon
    09:45 - Ashish asks Andy how he overcame “age prejudice”  as a very young entrepreneur
    12:28 – Andy talks about the importance of having healthy cashflow in the business
    14:52 – Andy talks about key indicators of business success that all entrepreneurs should focus on 
    17:54 - Ashish asks Andy what he learned most about himself in his entrepreneurial journey 
    20:38 - Andy talks about the “impostor syndrome” and radical honesty
    25:57 – Andy shares the daily routines that helped him achieve a high level of performance
    28:01 - Ashish asks Andy what his next steps are
    29:47 – Ashish asks Andy what it means to live a rich life
     
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    Check out previous episodes of The Rich Equation Podcast here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-rich-equation/id1585002788
    Connect with Andy Burde here: 
    Website: https://www.ppc.international
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andy-burde-aa75a758
    Let's Connect! 
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ashishnathu/
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    • 32 min
    Ep. 63 | Alfonso Verduzco - Elevating Your Craftmanship to a Whole New Level

    Ep. 63 | Alfonso Verduzco - Elevating Your Craftmanship to a Whole New Level

    On this episode of The Rich Equation Podcast, Ashish is joined by Alfonso Verduzco. Alfonso is an entrepreneur who has always had an intense passion for high-end artisan-crafted tiles and other unique pieces. He has close to a decade in high-end design including working for one of the top design studios in the United States. He has trained multiple times in Milan, Italy for the highest quality brands such as Poliform, B&B, Italia, Flexform and Minotti, vising their factories and manufacturing facilities. His goal is to develop this distinct artistry and expose it to a new level of sophistication and luxury. 
    In this episode, Alfonso talks about his journey and how he started out as a designer and is now an entrepreneur. He shared his journey, and how he transformed his self-image and created a brand for his business. He talks about how and where he gets his inspiration, having the right mindset, and having the courage to face failures positively. 
    Highlights: 
    00:00 – Ashish introduces Alfonso
    01:33 – Alfonso talks about his entrepreneurial journey
    08:28 – Ashish asks Alfonso to discuss how he transformed his identity as a high-end designer to creating a new brand for his business
    10:39 - Alfonso shares how he gets his inspiration and tap into his creativity 
    14:19 – Ashish asks Alfonso to talk about the challenges he went through in scaling his business
    17:50 – Alfonso talks about how entrepreneurs can increase the odds of success on their chosen craft, about facing challenges and never giving up
    19:26 – Facing failure and the problem of wanting to control all outcomes 
    21:59 – The importance of having the right mindset and disciplines for success
    24:20 – Alfonso talks about what he hopes to achieve with his collection
    25:17 – Alfonso gives advice to young entrepreneurs who are just starting out on their entrepreneurial journey
    28:02 – Alfonso talks about what it means to live a rich life
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    Connect with Alfonso Verduzco here: 
    Website: https://www.alfonsoverduzco.com/
    IG: https://www.instagram.com/alfonsoverduzco.design/
    Let's Connect! 
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    • 32 min
    Ep. 62 | Michael Locasto - Expanding Human Potential Starts with Awareness

    Ep. 62 | Michael Locasto - Expanding Human Potential Starts with Awareness

    On this episode of The Rich Equation Podcast, Ashish is joined by Michael Locasto. Michael is an AZ-based inner transformational coach with years of experience in training hundreds of elite-level athletes, guiding men and women into alignment with their true nature. His work is a combination of mindset, energy coaching, embodiment tools & practices, Eastern philosophy, and flow state psychology. For the past ten years, Michael has developed a deep curiosity about expanding human potential. 
    In this episode, Michael talks about his childhood and the lessons he learned as he dealt with self-image issues. He talked about how we can cultivate awareness and be consistent with being mindful and present at the moment. He talked about the ego and its connection to shaping your identity and reality. He also gives advice on how to increase the level of awareness and mindset. 
     
    Highlights: 
    00:00 – Ashish introduces Michael
    02:09 – Michael talks about his childhood, having Scheuermann’s disease, and dealing with feelings of inadequacy and self-image issues
    07:18 – Michael talks about what caused him to desire greater awareness, develop disciplines, and find his purpose
    11:42 – Ashish asks Michael what is going on scientifically with our bodies when we practice meditation and be more intentional with our thoughts and actions 
    17:15 – Michael talks about how we are conditioned to make other things around us responsible for how we feel, and how we take back our own power
     22:48 – Michael talks about the role of the ego on your identity and how it shapes your reality
    27:08 – Michael gives some advice for someone who wants to start increasing their level of awareness and mindset
    31:29 – Ego vs Heart 
    33:20 – Michael guides us to a few minutes of breath work and grounding technique 
    40:55 – Michael shares his thoughts on what it means to live a rich life
     
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    Connect with Michael Locasto here: 
    Website: https://www.michaellocasto.com
    IG: @michael.locasto
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Highperformancemindsetcoach 
     
    Let's Connect! 
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    Website: https://therichequationpodcast.com/

    • 44 min
    Ep. 61 | Courtney Clark - Leadership Starts with the Right Mindset

    Ep. 61 | Courtney Clark - Leadership Starts with the Right Mindset

    On this episode of The Rich Equation Podcast, Ashish is joined by Courtney Clark. 
    Courtney is a business owner, a wife, and a mom of two kids based in Utah. As CEO of Operations of Set the Stage, a home staging company in the business of creating amazing transformations to any living space, she juggles leading people and home life. Listen to her story of growth and leadership. 
    In this episode, Courtney talks about her business and why having a leadership mindset is essential when you want to scale your business. She talks about investing in the people you manage to develop a growth mindset that ultimately impacts the lives of other people in your organization, including your customers. Courtney talks about the importance of having the right mindset to be an effective leader and individual.  
    Highlights: 
    00:00 – Ashish introduces Courtney
    02:24 – Courtney talks about her business and how she is passionate about building leaders in her organization
    05:37 – Courtney shares her thoughts on the heart of a leader
    08:37 – How she juggles leadership in the household
    09:48 – Ashish asks Courtney what works for her and her husband to keep not only their business relationship healthy but also their personal relationship healthy
    13:16 – Overcoming scarcity mindset vs having an abundance mindset
    17:57 – Courtney talks about life growing up with her family and how she made the choice to overcome her limitations 
    23:45 – Replacing “I hope” with “I will” because you want to be better, to do better
    26:37 – What to do when you think you are the one getting in the way of your business by being a “no” person (no it’s not going to work, no it’s not going to get anywhere, etc)
    29:05 – Key to keeping good people – Keep growing and developing yourself so you can create an environment for your people to grow personally and professionally in your world. 
    31:42 – Ashish asks Courtney what keeps her up at night
    35:45 – Courtney shares her thoughts on what it means to live a rich life 
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    Connect with Courtney Clark here: 
    IG: @CourttneyClark 
    Business IG: @setthestage_
    Website: https://wesetthestage.com
    Let's Connect! 
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ashishnathu/
    Website: https://therichequationpodcast.com/

    • 38 min
    Ep. 60 | Amber Stitt - Learning the Pathways to Peak Performance

    Ep. 60 | Amber Stitt - Learning the Pathways to Peak Performance

    On this episode of The Rich Equation Podcast, Ashish is joined by Amber Stitt. 
    Amber Stitt is a Financial Consultant, Business Strategist, and Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach who helps individuals and businesses to take action through her system called "The Pathways to Peak Performance." She is co-owner at M.D. Disability Quotes and founder of AmberStitt.com Blog and has been working in the financial industry for 10+ years. Her passion is to help individuals identify how to implement custom planning processes that allow for those to do so within areas where they are naturally talented. She has recently launched The Amber Stitt Show and has co-authored a book this month as well.
    In this episode, Amber recalls how she started in the financial industry. She talked about financial wellness and the importance of being intentional in diversifying streams of income. She also talked about the advantage of having a niche, and how it can work for you. She shares her 5-core framework called Pathways to Peak Performance that will help bring success and pandemic-proof your business.  
    Highlights: 
    00:00 – Ashish introduces Amber
    01:49 – Amber talks about how she started the Financial Industry
    02:45 – Importance of diversifying your portfolio and career choices
    04:35 – Amber shares her story of how she started doing ‘catastrophe-planning’ and building a framework to live by 
    06:06 – Ashish and Amber talk about how people can be more intentional in how they diversify their streams of income 
    11:49 – Amber talks about the advantage of having a niche and how it can work for you
    13:20 – Amber talks about her 5 strategies to pandemic-proof your business
    22:24 – Ashish asks Amber what are the impactful lessons she learned in her journey
    25:08 – Ambers shares her observations and insights working with different types of entrepreneurs
    28:22 – Hiring people similar to them vs hiring someone who’s the opposite of you 
    30:43 – Amber talks about what keeps her up at night
    33:56 – Amber shares tips and advice that can help others achieve peak performance
    39:42 – Ashish asks Amber what it means to live a right life  
     
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    Connect with Amber Stitt here: 
    IG: @amberstitt_
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/amberstittaz
    Website: www.amberstitt.com
     
    Let's Connect! 
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ashishnathu
    Website: https://therichequationpodcast.com

    • 42 min
    Ep. 59 | Shaun Peet - Gain Competitive Advantage through DECK Principles

    Ep. 59 | Shaun Peet - Gain Competitive Advantage through DECK Principles

    On this episode of The Rich Equation Podcast, Ashish is joined by Shaun Peet. 
    Shaun was born and raised on Vancouver Island, Canada. He came to the United States on a hockey scholarship where he played four years in the Ivy League at Dartmouth College. While at Dartmouth, he graduated with high honors and a double major in Psychology and Sociology. He then played eight years in the minor leagues serving as the captain of the New Mexico Scorpions before his career culminated with an opportunity to play for the Calder Cup with the American League’s Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins. Shaun is the co-founder of DECK Leadership alongside Mike Metcalf where they apply the hard-won principles learned over a decade of building and coaching NASCAR pit crews to inspire teams by discovering authentic opportunities for diversity, efficiency, culture, and kindness. He is the co-author of 12 Second Culture and has worked with organizations such as Colonial Life, Merck, Novant Health, and pro sports teams like the Kansas City Chiefs and the Dallas Cowboys. 
    In this episode, Shaun talks about his DECK team (Diversity, Efficiency, Culture, Kindness). He shares his journey from Dartmouth to coaching a NASCAR pit crew. He talks about the similarities between working in a pit crew and an organization. He explains the 4 pillars of DECK and how its principles translate into every work environment, whether you work in the corporate world, own a small business, or manage people. 
    Highlights: 
    00:00 – Ashish introduces Shaun
    03:14 – Why it’s better to work together and have an abundance mindset
    04:12 – Shaun talks about how he started and how he ended up in NASCAR coaching pit crews, the parallel between teams in a pit crew department and in a business organization
    07:04 – Shaun talks about DECK leadership 
    09:33 – Shaun explains the acronym DECK, what it stands for and how it is a key to winning in a performance-driven career
    10:52 – Shaun talks about “Weaponizing” diversity to your advantage
    11:52 – Ashish and Shaun talk about who is on the team is 10x more important than what they can actually do
    12:16 – Why enthusiasm beats aptitude any day
    14:02 – Shaun shares his thoughts on culture and why it’s important to be intentional in what you say and do
    19:26 – Shaun talks about his experience and what he’s observed when he shares his DECK leadership in companies
    21:45 – Importance of caring and valuing people
    24:39 – Shaun shares a story about “40 Percenters,” people who don’t aim too high and miss, but aim too low and meet the mark. 
    25:59 – Shaun talks about the hiring process is a very important piece to becoming a thriving organization
    29:30 – Ashish asks Shaun his thoughts on failure, and how he addresses it in his team
    31:59 – Ashish asks Shaun what he is struggling with right now when it comes to his leadership
    33:06 – Shaun talks about vertical thinking
    35:52 – Shaun shares his thoughts on what it means to live a rich life

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    Check out previous episodes of The Rich Equation Podcast here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-rich-equation/id1585002788
    Connect with Shaun Peet here: 
    DECK Leadership Website: https://deckleadership.com
    DECK Leadership Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/deckleadership
    DECK Leadership FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/DECKLE

    • 38 min

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44 Ratings

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So insightful!

Thank you for the content! It certainly is full of nuggets to take home and grow with!

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Great life advice!

Freeing motivational gold!

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Fantastic content

Each episode I’ve dived into has left me with more than one valuable takeaway. Ashish has a great way of having a powerful conversation and extracting so much from each great guest. Top 10 podcast for me!

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