306 episodes

Jeff Lerner is a former professional jazz musician turned Founder/CEO, bestselling author, investor, and creator of ENTRE Institute, a virtual education platform (250K+ enrolled) that helps adult students of all backgrounds navigate the modern economy and design careers that fit the life they desire.

Unlock Your Potential began as an ENTRE research project into the habits of high performers and has become a go to source for entrepreneurs, professionals, performers, and others looking to take themselves and their lives to the next level.

Follow Jeff on social @jefflernerofficial.

Unlock Your Potential with Jeff Lerner Jeff Lerner

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    • 4.8 • 129 Ratings

Jeff Lerner is a former professional jazz musician turned Founder/CEO, bestselling author, investor, and creator of ENTRE Institute, a virtual education platform (250K+ enrolled) that helps adult students of all backgrounds navigate the modern economy and design careers that fit the life they desire.

Unlock Your Potential began as an ENTRE research project into the habits of high performers and has become a go to source for entrepreneurs, professionals, performers, and others looking to take themselves and their lives to the next level.

Follow Jeff on social @jefflernerofficial.

    Hitting Nine Figures: How This Entrepreneur Built a Business Worth Millions | JEFFREY FELDBERG #307

    Hitting Nine Figures: How This Entrepreneur Built a Business Worth Millions | JEFFREY FELDBERG #307

    Ever dream of taking your startup from a shoestring budget to a massive exit? In this episode of Unlock Your Potential, we sit down with Jeffrey Feldberg, the entrepreneur who did just that.



    Jeffrey turned Embanet, his e-learning venture launched from his parents' attic, into a nine-figure success story. He'll share the secrets behind his journey, including:




    Grit over Green: Why resilience trumps resources in the business world.
    The Power of Mentorship: How finding the right guidance can accelerate your success.
    Storytelling that Sells: The art of crafting a compelling narrative for your business.



    We'll also delve into Jeffrey's current mission with Deep Wealth, a program designed to help business owners like you:




    Maximize Your Value: Discover strategies to increase your company's worth.
    Craft a Winning Exit: Learn how to prepare for a lucrative sale.
    Overcome Challenges: Gain the tools to navigate the inevitable hurdles faced by entrepreneurs.



    This episode is packed with actionable insights and practical strategies you can implement right away. Tune in and unlock the secrets to building a thriving business poised for a blockbuster exit!



    Check Out More of Jeffrey’s Content Here 👇   

    💻  https://www.jeffreyfeldberg.com

    💡 https://www.deepwealth.com/ 

    🎙️The Deep Wealth Podcast 👉 https://podcast.deepwealth.com/ 

    📧 Send an Email to 👉 success@deepwealth.com 

    ℹ️ LinkedIn 👉 https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffreyfeldberg/ 

    🖥️ FB 👉 https://www.facebook.com/JEFeldberg/ 

    ⌨️ X (Twitter) 👉 https://x.com/JeffreyFeldberg 

    📲 IG 👉 https://www.instagram.com/jeffreyfeldberg

    Timestamps:


    00:20 Meet Jeffrey Feldberg: Entrepreneurial Journey
    02:48 The Importance of Mentorship
    09:59 Persistence and Tenacity in Business
    14:57 Resilience Over Resources
    20:37 Timeless Values in Modern Business
    29:05 Jeffrey's Early Ventures
    30:48 Digging Your Own Hole: A Personal Journey
    31:17 The Birth of Ambanet: From MBA to Business Success
    34:34 Overcoming Challenges: The Entrepreneurial Struggle
    38:46 The Importance of Storytelling in Business
    40:00 Deep Wealth Mastery: Strategies for Business Success
    44:34 The Art of Business Valuation: Narrative and Preparation
    53:40 Final Thoughts and Contact Information

    • 56 min
    4 Steps To Living A Purposeful Life #306

    4 Steps To Living A Purposeful Life #306

    In this video, I dive deeper into the essential topic of purpose as a central aligning principle in life. Building on our previous discussions, I introduce the concept of 'life design,' a methodology aimed at achieving total life fulfillment by discovering, aligning with, and actualizing your purpose.



    I break down the process into four stages: becoming purpose aware, overcoming excuses, creating a life design plan, and executing it to achieve fulfillment. I emphasize the ongoing, recursive nature of this journey, noting that life evolves and new levels of purpose are continually discovered and actualized.



    Throughout this discussion, I highlight the importance of both emotional and logical belief in your purpose and offer practical steps to integrate this belief into your daily life for sustained personal growth.



    Timestamps:

    00:00 Introduction to Purpose and Fulfillment

    01:08 Mechanics of Finding and Living Your Purpose

    01:53 The Four Stages of Life Design

    03:03 Overcoming Belief Barriers

    06:24 Life Design Planning and Execution

    08:20 Purpose Readiness and Discovery

    13:55 Purpose Actualization and Adaptation

    16:32 The Recursive Nature of Purpose

    17:51 Expanding Your Purpose

    22:37 Conclusion and Call to Action

    • 23 min
    Unleash the Power of Storytelling to Transform Your Life | KYLE GRAY #305

    Unleash the Power of Storytelling to Transform Your Life | KYLE GRAY #305

    Get ready for an inspiring episode of Unlock Your Potential with Kyle Gray, an entrepreneur, story strategist, and author of "The Story Engine." In this episode, we delve into the power of storytelling and how it shapes our lives, careers, and purpose.



    Kyle Gray shares his expertise on how to craft compelling stories that resonate and drive success. From the speaking world to creating a vision, Kyle provides invaluable insights and practical advice for anyone looking to harness the power of storytelling in their personal and professional lives.



    In this episode, we explore:




    Insights into the speaking world and its impact
    The role of origin stories in creating connection and meaning
    How stories provide context and significance in our lives
    The process of creating a vision through storytelling
    Understanding the influence of our social connections
    The dangers of denying your true purpose
    Kyle's personal journey and how he found his purpose
    The importance of living a life guided by story and purpose



    Kyle's unique approach to storytelling will help you understand how to create and live a life full of purpose and meaning. Don't miss this episode packed with actionable insights and transformative tips.




    Check Out More of Kyle’s Content Here 👇   

    💻  https://www.thestoryengine.co/ 📖

    Selling with Story - https://www.thestoryengine.co/selling-with-story 

    💡 Jeff Lerner on The Story Engine Podcast - https://www.thestoryengine.co/jeff-lerner/ 

    🎙️The Story Engine Podcast 👉 https://www.thestoryengine.co/podcast/ 

    📒 Blog 👉 https://www.thestoryengine.co/homepage/blog/ 

    ℹ️ LinkedIn 👉 https://www.linkedin.com/in/kylethegray/ 

    📺 YT 👉 https://www.youtube.com/@kylegray3348 

    🖥️ FB 👉 https://www.facebook.com/heykylegray/ 

    ⌨️ X (Twitter) 👉 https://x.com/heykylegray 

    📲 IG 👉 https://www.instagram.com/heykylegray

    Timestamps:


    (00:00) Introduction to Kyle


    (02:10) The speaking world


    (07:45) Our origin story: an example


    (12:00) Story is context for meaning


    (21:00) Create your vision


    (26:30) Who do you get your dopamine from?


    (27:40) Denying your purpose


    (31:51) What’s Kyle’s story?


    (43:00) Living a life of story and purpose


    (48:40) Hell and heaven


    (53:40) Where to find Kyle

    • 56 min
    Why Purpose Is So Important #304

    Why Purpose Is So Important #304

    Ever wondered what truly drives you and how to unlock your full potential? Join me on the latest episode of Unlock Your Potential, where I dive deep into the fourth P of the life design system: 'Purpose.'



    In this episode, I explore how every human being has a unique purpose, as individual as our fingerprints and DNA. Purpose acts as the organizing principle for aligning our three competing selves—the secure self, the social self, and the spiritual self. By discovering and embracing our purpose, we can achieve true fulfillment, overcome internal conflicts, and align our lives for greater satisfaction.



    I delve into the anthropological development of human needs, the challenges in identifying and evolving one's purpose over time, and provide practical methods to start aligning your life towards your unique purpose. Drawing on insights from Viktor Frankl and other philosophers, I reinforce the idea that a purpose-driven life is one of constant growth and evolution.



    This episode is deeply personal as I share my own journey towards purpose awareness and how it led to the creation of my life design methodology. I urge you to embark on your quest to discover and live your unique purpose.



    Timestamps:

    00:00 Introduction to the Fourth P: Purpose

    00:04 The Uniqueness of Human Purpose

    02:18 The Three Selves: Secure, Social, and Spiritual

    02:38 Maslow's Hierarchy and Human Evolution

    07:30 The Conflict of Selves and the Need for Purpose

    09:29 Discovering and Aligning with Your Purpose

    12:10 The Ever-Evolving Nature of Purpose

    18:38 Zeno's Paradox and the Pursuit of Purpose

    23:44 Personal Journey and Life Design Methodology

    • 27 min
    Attachment Styles EXPOSED: Unlock the Secrets to Better Relationships | ADAM LANE SMITH #303

    Attachment Styles EXPOSED: Unlock the Secrets to Better Relationships | ADAM LANE SMITH #303

    Unlock the secrets to transforming your relationships! In this episode of Unlock Your Potential, I sit down with Adam Lane Smith, a renowned psychotherapist and attachment specialist, to explore the profound impact of attachment styles on personal and business relationships.



    Adam delves into the core concepts of attachment theory, including secure, anxious, and avoidant attachment styles, and explains how these patterns develop and can be transformed. This episode is packed with practical advice and transformative tips to help you overcome attachment issues, build trust, and improve your mental health.



    In this episode, we explore:

    🔹 Attachment Theory: Understanding secure, anxious, and avoidant styles

    🔹 Adam's Journey: From therapist to coach, and his insights along the way

    🔹 Fixing Attachment Styles: Practical steps to foster meaningful connections

    🔹 Building Trust: Skills and systems to enhance trust in relationships

    🔹 Core Values: Identifying and aligning with your personal values

    🔹 The Biochemistry of Love: How attachment affects our physiology



    Adam Lane Smith's expertise has helped countless individuals transform their relationships and achieve greater fulfillment. His insights are invaluable for anyone looking to improve their personal and professional lives.



    🔥 Don't miss this opportunity to learn from a leading expert in attachment theory! Tune in and start transforming your relationships today.

    Check Out More of Adam’s Content Here 👇

    💻 https://adamlanesmith.com/

    📖 Slaying Your Fear - https://adamlanesmith.com/books/

    💡 The Attachment Retreat - https://adamlanesmith.com/attachment-retreat/

    🎙️I Wish You Knew Podcast 👉 https://iwishyouknew.show/

    📺 YT 👉 https://www.youtube.com/@AttachmentAdam

    🖥️ FB 👉 https://www.facebook.com/AdamLaneSmith

    ⌨️ X (Twitter) 👉 https://twitter.com/adamlanesmith

    📲 IG 👉 https://www.instagram.com/attachmentadam/

    ♪ TT 👉 https://www.tiktok.com/@attachmentbro

    Timestamps:


    (00:00) Introduction to Adam


    (01:20) Purpose


    (06:40) Starting with attachment theory


    (12:15) Attachment issues 


    (14:30) Defining the attachment styles


    (19:00) How attachment theory is being wrongly diagnosed


    (25:15) Not experiencing love


    (29:30) How avoidantly attached people feel about love


    (34:20) How to fix these patterns


    (40:15) Jeff’s experience


    (42:40) The 4 levels of trust


    (50:15) Principles


    (56:00) Where to find Adam

    • 58 min
    Crack the Leadership Code With The 6 Disciplines of Strategic Thinking | MICHAEL WATKINS #302

    Crack the Leadership Code With The 6 Disciplines of Strategic Thinking | MICHAEL WATKINS #302

    In this captivating episode of Unlock Your Potential, we sit down with Michael Watkins, an expert on leadership transition and organizational success, and best-selling author of the renowned book, The First 90 Days.



    Michael shares his invaluable insights and proven strategies for successfully navigating leadership transitions and achieving organizational success. Whether you're stepping into a new leadership role or looking to enhance your existing skills, this episode is packed with actionable advice and transformative tips.



    In this episode, we explore:

    🔹 Life’s Transitions: How to navigate significant changes with confidence

    🔹 Strategic Thinking: The six disciplines every leader should master

    🔹 Leadership at Every Level: Making an impact no matter where you are

    🔹 Moving Fast: How to adapt quickly in a rapidly changing environment

    🔹 Artificial Intelligence: Integrating new technologies into your leadership strategy

    🔹 Love-Based Leadership: Leading with empathy and compassion



    Michael Watkins, recognized globally for his expertise, has helped countless leaders transition smoothly and drive their organizations to new heights. His groundbreaking work has been featured in top publications and utilized by leaders worldwide.



    🔥 Don't miss this chance to learn from a leading expert in leadership transition!


    Check Out More of Michael’s Content Here 👇   

    💻  https://www.genesisadvisers.com/ 

    📖 The Six Disciplines of Strategic Thinking - https://www.amazon.com/Six-Disciplines-Strategic-Thinking-Organization-ebook/dp/B0C43K1YHZ 

    ℹ️ LinkedIn 👉 https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaeldwatkins/ 

    ⌨️ X (Twitter) 👉 https://x.com/MichaelDWatkins





    Timestamps:


    (00:00) Introduction to Michael


    (03:45) Childhood interests 


    (11:45) Life’s transitions


    (13:50) 6 disciplines to strategic thinking


    (17:30) Leadership in every level


    (19:45) What is strategic thinking


    (23:30) Conversation with leadership teams


    (27:15) Moving fast


    (33:00) Artificial intelligence


    (36:45) Sentinel professions


    (38:00) Time to adapt to new technologies


    (41:00) Advice to thrive in this environment


    (47:40) Anticipating the technology


    (50:00) Love-based leadership


    (53:45) Where to find Michael

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
129 Ratings

129 Ratings

ANL&co ,

Great podcast

So many accurate, positive comments here. Only 127 reviews so far? I don’t quite understand that. Jeff is more knowledgeable than just about any host I have heard thus far. I really appreciate Jeff what you are doing and I hope you keep it up. Those of us who have taken the time to leave positive reviews know what we are talking about.

Matt Zemon ,

Chill Vibes

Jeff's podcast is a must-listen for anyone seeking inspiration and thought-provoking discussions. His insightful questions and personal anecdotes foster a dynamic conversation. It was a truly enriching experience that inspired me and made me eager for more. I highly recommend tuning in to unlock your potential today.

Lijah C ,

THE GREATEST SELF IMPROVEMENT PODCAST

Jeff does a phenomenal job at interviewing people of all sorts of different backgrounds and exploring their struggles and challenges they faced getting out of the traditional boring, cookie cutter, 9-5 lifestyle. If you’re looking to break free from any sort of anchors in your life, this podcast will help change your mindset and find your path to freedom.

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