The Thinking BIG Podcast is a podcast where we discuss how we can be successful and think bigger about our leadership, our personal development, our finances, our relationships, and our health.
I believe by equipping you with the tools, strategies, and philosophies required to be successful in all aspects of your life, you can achieve anything you believe in.
Empowering our own growth makes a deeply positive and lasting impact on our lives, community, and our world.
The One Tool Every Successful Person Uses
There's a seldom-discussed concept behind the success of every renowned athlete, famous musician, successful entrepreneur, or even business leader I know, and virtually everyone you can think of.
No, it isn't because they have an outstanding IQ or academic record, the right family name, or good looks.
Here is the secret element - each of these people has surrounded themselves with other successful people, and they have all used the Mastermind Principle.
A mastermind group sounds like something that would be the exclusive realm of super-successful people, but it’s not. It can actually help anyone who wants to make progress in any area of life, from improving your career to growing as a person.
In fact, many people have found out they were using this tool without even realizing it! A mastermind group is simply two or more growth-minded individuals with goals and aspirations, meeting regularly to share information, ideas, and resources for mutual success.
Today we discuss the 5 things you must know for a successful mastermind
What is a Mastermind group? What Benefits you will get by joining a mastermind group: How do I find a mastermind group to join? How do I start my own Mastermind Group? How do I run my own Mastermind Group? Connect with Sean Osborn at Thinking Big Coaching
Leadership Lessons from Around the World With Guest Zac Hoffman
This week we get to talk with Zac Hoffman about leadership, and leadership across different cultures.
Zac is a leadership developer, transformation coach, award winning author, and former professional American football player. Zac has spent his twenties living in 6 different countries while playing and coaching American football. During his time abroad, Zac developed the SWALeadership concept based on his many thrilling and eye-opening experiences within various leadership roles across cultures.
So today we are thinking big about our leadership
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The Gen Z Mindset On Success And Money With Guest Michael Boly
This week we get to talk with Michael Boly about the mindset of the Gen Z and how it is different than my generation “Gen X”.
Michael is a podcaster, entrepreneur, and mindset enthusiast, passionate about expanding his capacity to enjoy life, and helping others do the same. At age 22, Michael’s belief in the power of perception has helped him generate over 200K in sales across his ventures (while in college!).
Now he focuses on helping Gen Z create the life they truly desire through his podcast called The Wealth Mindset Show.
My biggest takeaways from our talk are:
Gen Zs are used to being judged and criticized online, which contributes to their scarcity mindset. One piece of advice for people outside of Gen Z is to understand that they’re coming from a place where they’re constantly being judged by others. The Importance of Work-life balance to Gen Zs So today we are thinking big about our success mindsets
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Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-wealth-mindset-show/id1575152964
If you can tell a good story, people will pay to hear it. With Guest Kyle Gray
If you’re an entrepreneur you already know or will learn the lesson quickly that people connect with stories, it’s been that way since the beginning of mankind.
And today we have a great guest with us, Kyle Gray from the story engine
Kyle is an entrepreneur, story strategist, and author who helps coaches, startups, and influencers use storytelling to communicate their unique values better and create connection and trust with their audience.
Kyle helps entrepreneurs use storytelling to attract their ideal audience and inspire them to take massive action.
So today we are thinking big about our stories
FREE GIFT: Choosing your perfect story mini course: thestoryengine.co/perfect
Schedule your story roadmap session with Kyle: https://calendly.com/kyle-gray/roadmap
Marketing: Opening a Relationship vs. Closing the Deal With Duane Zingale
The market is savvy, and people are getting smarter about marketing; which means the old tactics of a shark and the used car salesman won't work anymore.
You can become more in tune with new ways of marketing by being curious or passionate about learning these skills.
In this episode of the show, we talk with Duane about his philosophy that marketing is not about closing the deal, it's about opening a relationship and how we can automate this process. He believes that the art of marketing should always be framed in terms of relationships rather than transactions. We explore how to build trust through transparency and authenticity as well as how to use storytelling to create an emotional connection between your brand and your customers. This episode will give you practical strategies to help you manage your brand and humanize your business.
You will learn a lot from this episode and how to apply it to your own business, side hustle, and personal life.
My Biggest Takeaways from Duane on this episode The new approach to marketing - stop thinking of the customer as a transaction, start thinking about them as relationships Be more in tune with your customers and give them what they want and need. Invest time in understanding how they think and what their motives are Learn tips and tricks on how you can move from being just another business trying to sell something to becoming someone who provides advocacy for people through your product or service The Listen framework can help entrepreneurs automate the connection with their audience and build relationships. Automating connections can be tricky, but it's worth it. Automated tools can help you get to know people better and communicate more efficiently. Get your FREE Listen Framework! When Duane’s not lost in a Legoland fairy tale with his 2 beloved daughters, he is likely to be found geeking out crafting relationship-based marketing funnels with the LISTEN funnel framework.
The LISTEN Framework™ is a set of tools to help you communicate with people in a genuine way. The framework will help you speak naturally by connecting with the right audience and creating an authentic connection between them and your brand. Making connections instead of selling or making a sale, will build trust and rapport over time so that potential customers feel more invested
The LISTEN Framework™ is designed specifically for all of us who don't want to spend years learning marketing skills - you can get it at your fingertips in less than 30 minutes. The best part? It's 100% free! 🤯🤯🤯
What Others Say about Duane “Duane really knows how to CONNECT……connect you technologically……so YOU can connect with your community……so you can connect THEM to their transformation……so THEY can connect others back with YOU!”
DANIELA NICA BUSINESS BUILDING STRATEGIST “Duane was prompt, professional, and really took initiative on our projects. He was very ahead of the curve in helping us get our assets created and created a profitable evergreen funnel.”
MIKE KIM BUSINESS COACH “Duane and his team made many things happen without even needing my input and that was amazing to me. So often, consultants over-promise and under-deliver and Duane was the opposite.”
DANNY OZMENT OWNER OF EMERALD CITY PRODUCTIONS
Connect With Duane https://www.duanezingale.com/
Marketing Your Movement Podcast https://www.duanezingale.com/show/
Get your Free Listen Framework https://www.duanezingale.com/listen/
Be sure to check out your free 6 Human Needs Assessment https://www.thinkingbigcoaching.com/6needsassessment
Why are the six human needs so important to understand?
It is important to understand they are not goals nor merely desires, but profound needs that underlie and motivate every choice, every belief, and every decision we make.
Because they are the driving force behind any person’s behavior, understanding the needs and vehicles used
How "burning your boats" can skyrocket you to your goals
Achieving your goals can be tough. You may have a lot of competing priorities and it's easy to get discouraged.
It's hard to stay motivated when you're not seeing progress. You may feel like you're stuck in a rut and don't know how to move forward.
"Burning your boats" can help you achieve your goals faster than you ever thought possible.
Hi! I'm Sean Osborn I'm a mindset strategist helping you find clarity, achieve growth, and make your impact on the world.
There are two types of people in the world: those who take risks and those who don’t. The ones that do are rewarded with success, while the ones that don’t are doomed to a life of mediocrity.
Some would say this is due to luck, or coincidence, but it's not. It's because when you stop being willing to retreat from your goals, you start moving forward towards them instead.
Today we will look at how eliminating all sources of retreat can help you achieve your goals!
1. What is the concept of "burning your boats". The concept of “burning boats” is often traced back to a story associated with the conquest of the Aztec Empire by Hernán Cortés. In 1519,
Hernán Cortés made the decision to burn the boats upon his arrival in Mexico, in order to motivate his men and discourage them from turning back. This act of desperation showed his determination to conquer the new land and demonstrated his faith in their success.
He was about to send his armies against a powerful enemy, whose men outnumbered his own. He loaded his soldiers into boats, sailed to the enemy’s country, unloaded soldiers and equipment, then gave the order to burn the ships that had carried them.”
Addressing his men before the first battle, he said, “you see the boats going up in smoke. That means we cannot leave these shores alive unless we win. We now have no choice, we win- or we perish". They won.
2. How it can help you achieve your goals. When you want something bad enough, burning your boats is the push you need to make it happen. This phrase represents the point at which you refuse to turn back, abandon or retreat from any goal or vision. When you're no longer willing to give up on your goals, you start moving towards them instead.
When you burn your boats, you're committing yourself completely to achieving your goal. There are no other options available to you – you have to succeed. This can be a major motivation booster, as it eliminates the possibility of failure.
3. My boats were burned for me :) Let's say you want to start a business. This is a major goal that will require a lot of work and dedication. But what happens if you don't succeed? What happens if things don't go as planned?
Most people have an escape hatch, a plan B, and end up retreating at this point. They would give up on their dream and go back to working a day job. But this is exactly when you need to "Burn Your Boats".
4. What are the benefits of taking this kind of risk. Taking risks can be scary, but it's also incredibly rewarding. When you achieve something that you didn't think was possible, it feels amazing. You feel like you can conquer the world and nothing can stop you.
On the other hand, not taking risks can be dangerous. Think about this, if you don't take risks, you are today all that you will ever be! NOW THAT'S A RISK.
The phrase "burn your boats" is often used to represent the point at which you refuse to turn back, abandon or retreat from any goal or vision. When you burn your boats, you're essentially putting all of your eggs in one basket. You're committing yourself completely to achieving your goal. There are no other options available to you –you have to succeed.
This can be a major motivation booster as it eliminates the possibility of failure and spurs us on towards our goals even more than before! If this sounds like something that would motivate and inspire you then take some time today (or tomorrow) and start brainstorming what ships do you need to burn? What escape hatch
Empowering and insightful!
This podcast is an amazing source of insight and inspiration. As someone who’s on a constant journey of personal development, I’m so thankful for people like Sean who are committed to helping others become their best selves. If you’re looking to reach the next level in your life, I highly recommend subscribing to Thinking Big!
Wisdom on tap! Great show!
I love the insight and wisdom here. Very applicable and usable, thank you!