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We live in a world where people are struggling, scraping, grinding, worrying, over-indulging, and over-medicating. In addition to that, they’re underperforming, many lack motivation and direction, and “average” is suddenly acceptable. The Top 1% Podcast is the antidote to mediocrity.

If you’re ready to maximize your performance in all aspects of life, become a world-class leader, achieve success so that you can build enough resources to serve others, be happy and fulfilled, and live for something larger than yourself, you’re in the right place!

Our Creator has given us each more brain power than we could exhaust in 100 lifetimes, and it is our calling to develop that potential to its maximum capacity in order to serve others while we're blessed to be alive. Welcome to our community!

The Top One Percent Trevor Blattner

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We live in a world where people are struggling, scraping, grinding, worrying, over-indulging, and over-medicating. In addition to that, they’re underperforming, many lack motivation and direction, and “average” is suddenly acceptable. The Top 1% Podcast is the antidote to mediocrity.

If you’re ready to maximize your performance in all aspects of life, become a world-class leader, achieve success so that you can build enough resources to serve others, be happy and fulfilled, and live for something larger than yourself, you’re in the right place!

Our Creator has given us each more brain power than we could exhaust in 100 lifetimes, and it is our calling to develop that potential to its maximum capacity in order to serve others while we're blessed to be alive. Welcome to our community!

    The Cancer You Must Avoid

    The Cancer You Must Avoid

    You may or may not know it but Dr. Trevor Blattner will be releasing a book called “Redefining the Top 1 Percent” come early 2021. Tune in to this special episode containing bits and pieces his upcoming book and learn about the cancer you must avoid.
     
    Episode Highlights:
     
    ●      The Cancer You Must Avoid [1:00]
    ●      The Loser’s Philosophy [3:00]
     
    AND MUCH MORE!
     
    Quotes:
     
    “Entitlement is like cancer. It destroys everything it touches.”
    “To build and maintain hope in this world, and to deliver hope to others, you must maintain a sense of control over your life and your circumstances.”
     
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    The Unbreakable Rules for Business Startup Success with Sean Castrina

    The Unbreakable Rules for Business Startup Success with Sean Castrina

    I am excited to welcome to the show Sean Castrina, an investor, entrepreneur, teacher, and highly-sought-after speaker who communicates with humor and a bluntness that engages and captures his audience. He lost his dream job 25 years ago and decided he would never be dependent on an employer again for his financial security. He became a millionaire by the age of 36. Sean achieved this by becoming a serial entrepreneur, having started more than 20 companies over the last 20 years and still seeks to launch a new venture annually.
     
    Now, Sean devotes his time to equipping other entrepreneurs for success, authoring bestsellers like The Greatest Entrepreneur in the World and 8 Unbreakable Rules For Business Startup Success. His newest book, The World’s Greatest Business Plan, helps people by providing a simple step-by-step plan for those who cannot afford to fail. He’s been a contributing author to entities like Forbes, Inc., Yahoo! Finance, MSNBC, and more.
     
    In today’s episode, Sean and I had a very spontaneous talk. From coming up with a realistic business plan to dissecting why startups tend to fail, Sean offers his insights and experiences that will definitely help you get a better point of view on entrepreneurship. Join us and get into the mind of a millionaire!
     
    Episode Highlights:
     
    ●      The Inspiration Behind Sean’s Free Book: The World’s Greatest Business Plan [2:45]
    ●      Having the Right Mindset and Approach [6:23]
    ●      Which Weighs More? Being Passionate or Providing a Solution? [8:13]
    ●      Finding the Right Business Partner and Workforce [12:05]
    ●      Why Startups Should Think Like the Fortune 500 and Vice Versa [20:32]
    ●      Starting with a “What If” [24:50]
    ●      Thinking Big with Taglines [27:18]
    ●      Beyond Financial Freedom [29:39]
    ●      Empowering through Partnerships [33:29]
    ●      Book Recommendations [40:54]
     
    AND MUCH MORE!
     
    Resources Mentioned In This Episode:
    ●      If you are a future or aspiring business leader who wants to achieve the next level of success in your profession,, get started by getting my FREE video short course: The Secret to Unleashing Your Top 1 Percent.
    ●      Head over to Sean’s website here to get a hold of your own FREE copy of his book The World’s Greatest Business Plan. Also, don’t forget to check out Sean’s podcast The 10-Minute Entrepreneur.
    ●      When it comes to digital marketing for small businesses, you can head over to GigStrategic.com.
    ●      Connect with Sean:
    o   LinkedIn
    o   Twitter
    o   YouTube
    o   Facebook
    o   Instagram
    ●      Book Recommendations:
    o   Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not! by Robert T. Kiyosaki
    o   Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
    o   The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen R. Covey
    o   The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership Workbook: Follow Them and People Will Follow You by John C. Maxwell
     
    Quotes:
     
    “Financial forecast is a wish and a dream. I can promise you you’ll make zero, anything above that is a bonus.”
    “Business is so fluid. Look at the coronavirus, [it’s a] perfect example. How you did business 6 months ago is not how you do business now.”
    “The number 1 reason why business startups fail is because the founding entrepreneur falls in love with their idea and the marketplace rejects it.”
    “I find needs, turn them into businesses but I brand like a baller. My marketing is second to none is small business rank.”
    ‘’What one promise that if you could make to your target customers, they will chase you down for your business.”
    “Business ideas are a dime a dozen. When I find the right partner,

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    Money Masterclass with Jerry Fetta

    Money Masterclass with Jerry Fetta

    It is my pleasure to welcome Jerry Fetta. He helps people unconfuse their money so they don’t lose their money so that, in turn, they can use their money to build wealth now. As the Founder and C.E.O. of Wealth DynamX, a wealth creation firm that helps clients across the United States build wealth, Jerry has a passion for providing financial education for families that causes them to build wealth and navigate their economic futures with certainty.
     
    Jerry is married to his wife and business partner, Lexy, and together they have taken Wealth DynamX from nothing to a multimillion-dollar company over the last four years.
     
                In this episode, Jerry and I had a very insightful sit-down. He shares his journey into gaining financial freedom and helping others do the same. Jerry also talks about the many ways entrepreneurs and employees alike can build wealth.
     
     
    Episode Highlights:
     
    ●      A 180 Turn from Being a Financial Adviser [2:26]
    ●      Unique Ideas from Traditional Models  [7:56]
    ●      Jerry Gives Away His Business to Pursue a Better Opportunity [11:42]
    ●      A Different Perspective on Whole Life Insurance [16:38]
    ●      Jerry’s Take on Wall Street [19:35]
    ●      Whole Life Policies and Where to Find the Best Ones [20:52]
    ●      Pay Less In Taxes the Legal Way [22:04]
    ●      Choosing the Type of Assets to Invest In for Wage Earners [24:13]
    ●      Jerry’s Top Form of Real Estate [27:25]
    ●      New Ways of Money Management [30:17]
    ●      Book Recommendations [32:15]
    ●      A Better Understanding of the Federal Reserve System [33:25]
     
    AND MUCH MORE!
     
     
    Resources Mentioned In This Episode:
    ●      If you are a future or aspiring business leader who wants to achieve the next level of success in your profession, get started by getting my FREE video short course: The Secret to Unleashing Your Top 1 Percent.
    ●      Visit jerryfetta.com/info to gain access to your free wealth blueprint NOW!
    ●      Find out more about Jerry’s company and the  services and tools that they offer at wealthdynamx.com
    ●      Connect with Jerry:
    o   LinkedIn
    o   Facebook
    o   Instagram
    o   Twitter
    o   YouTube
    ●      Book Recommendations:
    o   The Creature from Jekyll Island: A Second Look at the Federal Reserve by G. Edward Griffin
    o   Becoming Your Own Banker: Unlock the Infinite Banking Concept by R. Nelson Nash
    o   Guide To Investing in Gold & Silver: Protect Your Financial Future by Michael Maloney
     
     
    Quotes:
     
    ‘The right people to study, I call them old dead guys.”
    “Fundamentally, the way the monetary system is set up, it is very much a form of economic slavery. I’m trading my time for money.”
    “The way to really help people is to get them in a position where they have enough passive income where they don’t have to play the game anymore. They don’t have to trade their time for money.”
    “We’re giving 40% of our income to institutions. We’re giving it to the mortgage company, taxes, Wall Street,  and the credit card. So, it’s there. It’s just other people figured out how to get it before we could get it. ”
    “There’s an acronym we teach called “D.I.T.I.” It stands for Debt, Insurance, Taxes, and  Investments. Those are the four categories you would go after.”
     
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    • 38 min
    This Entrepreneur Taught Himself to Code After Leaving a High-Paying Corporate Job | Ryan Coon of Avail

    This Entrepreneur Taught Himself to Code After Leaving a High-Paying Corporate Job | Ryan Coon of Avail

    I’m glad to introduce to you our special guest, Ryan Coon. He is a co-founder and the CEO of Avail, an all-in-one software solution designed for do-it-yourself landlords. Before Avail, Coon was an investment banking associate at BMO Capital Markets.
     
    Ryan has a hardworking spirit, and together with his co-founder Laurence Jankelow, they developed the idea for their company on a napkin that now solves the needs of thousands of landlords. His goal is to help the real estate market to become as transparent and as efficient as the stock market is.
     
    Today, Ryan and I talk about his leap from the corporate world to his real passion in life. He also shares his advice on starting a new venture and communicating with investors.
     
     
    Episode Highlights:
     
    ●      Redirection Towards Entrepreneurship [1:29]
    ●      Tips for Career Change and Getting Into Business [3:50]
    ●      What They Do at Avail [7:09]
    ●      Tools You Can Find on Avail [12:01]
    ●      Real Estate for First-Timers  [13:20]
    ●      Raising Capital and Growing Your Business [15:01]
    ●      Book Recommendations [18:30]
     
     
    AND MUCH MORE!
     
     
    Resources Mentioned In This Episode:
    ●      If you are a future or aspiring business leader who wants to achieve the next level of success in your profession, get started by getting my FREE video short course: The Secret to Unleashing Your Top 1 Percent.
    ●      Learn more about Ryan, his team, and what they can do for you at www.avail.co. They also have articles, guides, and resources that you can check out!
    ●      Connect with Ryan:
    o   LinkedIn
    o   Twitter
    ●      Book Recommendations:
    o   Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose by Tony Hsieh
    o   Measure What Matters: How Google, Bono, and the Gates Foundation Rock the World with OKRs  by John Doerr
    o   Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike by Phil Knight
     
    Quotes:
    “Be creative. There are unlimited opportunities out there. You just have to be willing to go for it.”
    “The truth is overnight successes don’t really happen.”
    “There are some things that frankly as an entrepreneur, you do, and you don’t wanna do.”
    “Raising outside capital is not as glamorous as it sounds. It’s a lot like dating. Going on a lot of dates, you have to find the right match and the right chemistry. ”
     
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    • 26 min
    Finding Your Why and Becoming a Servant Leader with Stephen Shedletzky of Simon Sinek Inc.

    Finding Your Why and Becoming a Servant Leader with Stephen Shedletzky of Simon Sinek Inc.

    Servant leadership is the perfect balance between leader and servant. Last week, we brushed over servant leadership but in this episode, it's our main topic. We are joined by Stephen Shedletzky, the Head of Brand Experience and Igniter at Simon Sinek Inc.
     
    Stephen engages with people in meaningful ways so that we connect with depth and live in a more fulfilled world. With a knack for sharing the right words at the right moment, he delivers evidence-based content in a provocative, captivating, and light-hearted way.
     
    Feeling stifled on his corporate track, Stephen was struck by Simon Sinek’s vision of a more inspiring, safe, and fulfilling world. He joined the team in 2012. What started as a position answering fan emails, Stephen now leads Brand Experience and the team of Igniters to ensure every product and communication authentically reflects the organization’s most deeply-held beliefs.
     
    Listen as Stephen and I talk about leadership in general, finding your why, and applying the why framework in your organization. Lessons from this episode are of high value and importance, especially during these trying times. You don’t want to miss this one. Also, don’t forget to check out the resources mentioned in this episode to jumpstart your why and be your absolute best.
     
    Episode Highlights:
     
    ●      Stephen’s Journey to a Leadership Career [2:58]
    ●      Leadership During a Pandemic [7:20]
    ●      Finding your Why: Great Advice for Leaders  [11:00]
    o   Components of a Why [12:45]
    o   Applying the Why Framework [18:50]
    ●      Three High-Profile Servant Leaders [20:30]
    ●      Book Recommendations [26:30]
    ●      Importance of Taking a Risk [30:36]
    o   Stephen’s Email to Simon Sinek [33:03]
    ●      Winning vs. Playing a Game to Keep Playing [36:11]
    ●      Leading With an Infinite Mindset [40:28]
     
     
    AND MUCH MORE!
     
     
     
    Resources Mentioned In This Episode:
    ●      If you are a future or aspiring business leader who wants to achieve the next level of success in your profession, get started by getting my FREE video short course: The Secret to Unleashing Your Top 1 Percent.
    ●      Stephen guides leaders and organizations to adopt the mindset and actions needed to lead in the Infinite Game. Know more about him by visiting simonsinek.com
    ●      With the right mix of passion and professionalism, Stephen was an obvious choice to narrate the audiobook for the 2017 best-seller Find Your Why.
    ●      Check out these live online classes that may help you jumpstart your why.
    ●      Check out the Start With Why Podcast which Stephen co-hosted and with more than 715,000 downloads in over 180 countries.
    ●      Watch these powerful Simon Sinek’s TEDx Talks on leadership.
    o   How great leaders inspire action
    o   Why good leaders make you feel safe
    ●      Connect with Stephen:
    o   YouTube
    o   Request Stephen Shedletzky
    ●      Book Recommendations:
    o   Start With Why by Simon Sinek
    o   Find Your Why by Simon Sinek
    o   The Infinite Game by Simon Sinek
    o   Finite and Infinite Games by James P. Carse
    o   Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl
    o   Give and Take by Adam Grant
    Quotes:
     
    “Some organizations and people more see ‘leadership’ as a noun rather than a verb. I see leadership as doing what we can to serve those on our span of care.”
    “Capitalism works at its best when our organizations solve human needs, not just meet market opportunities.”
    “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” - Peter Drucker
    “When we have values and beliefs that drive us, it allows us to do things with human dignity.”
    “Our ‘why’ is our origin story. It’s who we are and who we are is where we come from.”
    “We benefit from the object

    • 45 min
    Getting Into the “Arena” with Alan Stein, Jr.

    Getting Into the “Arena” with Alan Stein, Jr.

    Today, we are joined by a world-renowned coach, speaker, and author. Taking all lessons, mindsets, rituals, and routines that our guest picked up along the way from elite performers, Alan took the intentional pivot into the corporate space to teach the same principles to businessmen and women.
     
    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. 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 world.
     
    In this episode, Alan and I talk about lots of basketball stuff. So, if you are a basketball fan and a businessman or woman, you are in for a treat!  Alan shares remarkable habits of an athlete and a coach that are worth-emulating and applying into the corporate world. Tune in!
     
    Episode Highlights:
     
    ●       Getting Into the “Arena”: Alan’s Journey to Being a High-Performance Coach [2:40]
    ●       Coaching Soon-to-be Superstars [8:15]
    ●       NBA Players Then and Now [10:00]
    ●       Insights from “The Last Dance” Documentary [13:00]
    ●       Comparing Michael Jordan vs. Lebron James [18:10]
    ●       Emulating Remarkable Habits of an Athlete and Coach [21:20]
    ●       Importance of Relationships in Sports and in Businesses [34:40]
    ●       The Mindset of a Servant Leader [36:50]
    ●       Book Recommendations [38:30]
     
     
    AND MUCH MORE!
     
     
     
    Resources Mentioned In This Episode:
    ●       If you are a future or aspiring business leader who wants to achieve the next level of success in your profession, get started by getting my FREE video short course: The Secret to Unleashing Your Top 1 Percent.
    ●       Alan is a world-renowned coach, speaker, and author. Know more about him and his strategies through this website: alansteinjr.com
    ●       Grab a copy of Alan’s book, Raise Your Game: High Performance Secrets from the Best of the Best, to help you improve performance, leadership, and culture within your organization.
    ●       Connect with Alan:
    o   Email
    o   Twitter
    o   Facebook
    o   Instagram
    ●       Book Recommendations:
    o   Toughness by Jay Bilas
    o   Leading with the Heart by Mike Krzyzewski
    o   The Gold Standard by Mike Krzyzewski
    o   The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy
    Quotes:
     
    “Generally speaking, there are less gym rats today than there were 10 or 15 years ago.”
    “Kids and players today have so many things vying for their attention, social media being the major one.”
    “The NBA is entertainment. The goal of NBA is to put butts in the seats and to sell advertising on TV.”
    “The key to Kobe’s success is that he never gets bored with the basics. He always tries to master the fundamentals.”
    “Coaching is a relationship business.”
    “Any business starts as a relationship business.”
    “Your relationship with your employees and customers combined with the relationship you have with yourself is gonna dictate your long-term sustainable results.”
    “High-utility skills such are emotional intelligence and leadership are never gonna go out of style.”
    “If you are a CEO and you have a 100-person company, i

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Trevor, host of The Top One Percent podcast, highlights all aspects of business, success 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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Listening to high achievers opens my mind to new ideas

I love listening to this show because I definitely want to be in the 1%. As I listen to the various guests I get different ideas for things I can do in my own businesses. Great show.

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