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Join Hala Taha as she interviews some of the brightest minds in the world―turning their wisdom into actionable advice you can use in your life no matter your age, profession or industry. Our subject matter ranges from enhancing productivity, how to gain influence, the art of side hustles and more! If you’re smart and like to continually improve yourself, hit the subscribe button, because you’ll love it here at Young and Profiting Podcast.

Young and Profiting with Hala Taha Hala Taha

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    • 4.8 • 354 Ratings

Join Hala Taha as she interviews some of the brightest minds in the world―turning their wisdom into actionable advice you can use in your life no matter your age, profession or industry. Our subject matter ranges from enhancing productivity, how to gain influence, the art of side hustles and more! If you’re smart and like to continually improve yourself, hit the subscribe button, because you’ll love it here at Young and Profiting Podcast.

    #177: The Core Value Equation with Darius Mirshahzadeh

    #177: The Core Value Equation with Darius Mirshahzadeh

    How do you make the best decisions, maintain company culture as your business grows, and attract and retain incredible talent? Serial entrepreneur and best-selling author, Darius Mirshahzadeh believes the answer lies in core values. By properly leveraging and implementing core values at your company, your teams will be speaking the same language, making good decisions, building an awesome culture, and scaling to incredible success. In this episode, Hala and Darius talk about Darius’s unique come-up story, how to build a core value-driven organization, Darius’s six core values, good core values vs bad core values, and the Scale M.A.P. Method.

    Topics Include:

    - Darius’s come-up story 
    - The entrepreneurial lessons he learned from his father 
    - How his dad’s passing shaped his purpose 
    - Experience working at the White House 
    - What triggered him to want to work for himself 
    - Launching Twin Capital Brokerage
    - Overcoming failure and pivoting
    - Building and growing business through partnerships 
    - Why he decided to step down as CEO of Money Source
    - On starting his brand, writing his book, and hosting a podcast 
    - Core values and what they mean 
    - How to build a core value-driven organization
    - Darius’s six core values 
    - Why use viral, sticky language?
    - A core value-driven organization vs one that has no core values 
    - Good vs bad core values 
    - Advice to begin to develop core values
    - The Scale M.A.P. Method
    - The Scale M.A.P Bootcamp 
    - Darius’s actionable advice 
    - Darius’s secret to profiting in life 
    - And other topics…

    Darius Mirshahzadeh is a high-growth CEO, serial entrepreneur, and culture-building mad scientist who was ranked #9 on Glassdoor’s list of Top CEOs of Small and Medium Companies in the US. He is the author of the best-selling book, The Core Value Equation, and the host of The Greatness Machine Podcast. 

    Darius has led organizations that have won numerous Stevie awards, been named “#3 Best Place to Work” by San Francisco Business Times, and have landed at #40 on the Inc. 500 list of fastest-growing companies. 

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    Resources Mentioned:

    Darius’s Book: https://www.amazon.com/Darius-Mirshahzadeh/e/B08BX5N3TD/ 
    Darius’s Podcast, The Greatness Machine:
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-greatness-machine/id1555334180  
    Darius’s Website: https://therealdarius.com/
    Darius’s Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dariusmirshahzadeh/
    Darius’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/kingdarius
    Darius’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whoompdarius/

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    Clubhouse: https://www.clubhouse.com/@halataha  
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    • 1 hr 16 min
    #YAPClassic: The Path to Financial Freedom with Peter Mallouk

    #YAPClassic: The Path to Financial Freedom with Peter Mallouk

    If you want to grow and protect your wealth and secure your financial future, the best time to start is now. Investing can seem intimidating and confusing, but Peter Mallouk, CEO of Creative Planning, sought-after financial thought leader, and New York Times bestselling author is here to demystify investing and financial planning and get you on a path to financial freedom. In this episode, Hala and Peter discuss why now is the best time to start investing, what plans you should have in place before you invest, and at what point you should consider getting an independent financial advisor, and Peter gives tips about compounding, insurance, and diversifying.

    Topics Include:

    - Importance of optimism and the truth about “the good ole days”  
    - The media and the narrative of negativity 
    - Why is now the best time to be investing? 
    - S&P 500 and the importance of diversifying 
    - Real-life experience of the importance of diversifying 
    - The power of compounding 
    - Why it’s important to know what we want 
    - Financial independence vs retirement 
    - Important plans to have in place before starting investing
    - Difference between broker and independent financial advisor 
    - When should you get an independent financial advisor 
    - Tips for someone working at a corporation
    - Advice about insurance 
    - What to look for in financial planning
    - Peter’s New Book, The Path 
    - Peter’s secret to profiting in life  
    - And other topics…

    Peter Mallouk is the CEO of Creative Planning, a wealth management firm, that has been ranked #1 in America by outlets such as CNBC and Barron’s. Peter has been on Worth Magazine’s Power 100 rankings and has received other accolades such as the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. 
    He is also a financial industry thought leader and author of several books, including The 5 Mistakes Investors Make and How to Avoid Them and The Path, co-authored by Tony Robbins.

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    Resources Mentioned:

    YAP Episode #84: The Path to Financial Freedom with Peter Mallouk: https://www.youngandprofiting.com/84-the-path-to-financial-freedom-with-peter-mallouk/
    YAP Episode #72: Post-Covid Predictions and Investing Tips with Peter Mallouk: https://www.youngandprofiting.com/72-post-covid-predictions-and-investing-tips-with-peter-mallouk/ 
    Peter’s Books: https://www.amazon.com/Peter-Mallouk/e/B00NA6DO18 
    Peter’s Website: https://creativeplanning.com/ 
    Peter’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/peter-mallouk/ 
    Peter’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/PeterMallouk/ 
    Peter’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialPeterMallouk/ 

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    Hala’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/yapwithhala 
    Clubhouse: https://www.clubhouse.com/@halataha  
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    • 39 min
    #YAPLive: Start Up School with Netflix and Kickstarter Founders, Marc Randolph and Yancey Strickler (Cut Version)

    #YAPLive: Start Up School with Netflix and Kickstarter Founders, Marc Randolph and Yancey Strickler (Cut Version)

    If you want to launch your startup and get tricks and tips from legendary startup founders, you’re in the right place. In this #YAPLive, we get schooled on the startup world by Netflix and Kickstarter founders, Marc Randolph and Yancey Strickler. Marc and Yancey are known for their innovative ideas and tremendous successes, so who better to show us the ropes? In this episode, Hala, Marc, and Yancey chat about the traits and qualities of successful entrepreneurs, Yancey’s philosophy of Bentoism and why it’s important that businesses are led by deeper values than profit, how to determine if a product has demand, and how to know when to pivot.

    Topics Include:

    - Traits and qualities of successful entrepreneurs 
    - The story behind creating Netflix
    - Yancy’s philosophy of Bentoism
    - What is the biggest lesson learned from failure 
    - How to determine a product that has demand
    - How to know when to pivot vs close your business
    - How much should we pay attention to the competition? 
    - Q & A: Pitching your ideas
    - Advice for a new entrepreneur
    - And other topics…

    Marc Randolph is the co-founder and first CEO of Netflix, and a veteran Silicon Valley entrepreneur, investor, and advisor. He is also the author and podcast host of That Will Never Work.

    Yancey Strickler is a writer and entrepreneur. He’s the co-founder of Kickstarter, cofounder of Metalabel, and co-founder of the artist resource The Creative Independent. He is also the creator of Bentoism and The Ideaspace, and the author of This Could Be Our Future: A Manifesto for a More Generous World. 

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    Resources Mentioned:

    #YAPLive: Start Up School with Top Tech Founders on Clubhouse: https://www.youngandprofiting.com/yaplive-start-up-school-with-top-tech-founders-on-clubhouse/ 
    YAP Episode #116: How Netflix Disrupted The Entertainment Industry with Marc Randolph
    https://www.youngandprofiting.com/116-how-netflix-disrupted-the-entertainment-industry-with-marc-randolph/ 
    YAP Episode #81: Bentoism For a Better World with Yancey Strickler:
    https://www.youngandprofiting.com/81-bentoism-for-a-better-world-with-yancey-strickler/ 
    Marc’s Website: https://marcrandolph.com/
    Marc’s Podcast: https://marcrandolph.com/podcasts/
    Marc’s Book: https://marcrandolph.com/the-book/
    Marc’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marcrandolph/ 
    Marc’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatwillneverwork/ 
    Marc’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/mbrandolph 
    Yancey’s Website: https://www.ystrickler.com/
    Yancey’s Book: https://www.ystrickler.com/book
    Yancy’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/yancey-strickler-486b4557/ 
    Yancey’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ystrickler/
    Yancyey’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/ystrickler 

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    Hala’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/htaha/    
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    Hala’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/yapwithhala 
    Clubhouse: https://www.clubhouse.com/@halataha  
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    • 44 min
    #176: Money Moves with Patrick Bet-David

    #176: Money Moves with Patrick Bet-David

    What do chess players and entrepreneurs have in common? The best ones are always anticipating their next five moves. Patrick Bet-David, CEO and founder of PHP agency and the creator behind the widely popular YouTube channel Valuetainment, shares the secret of strategizing your next moves. In this episode, Hala and Patrick talk about Patrick’s latest book, Your Next Five Moves. They dive deep into the lessons Patrick learned from his unique upbringing, talk about the Law of Attraction and Patrick’s keys to success, and discuss how the vision and mindset of a chess grandmaster apply to business.

    Topics Include:

    - Patrick’s background growing up in Iran
    - How adversity impacts success 
    - Why he struggled in high school  
    - Experience in the military and how he applied what he learned to entrepreneurship 
    - The value of connection and comradery 
    - The joke on his cover letter that got him job interviews
    - Intreprenuer vs entrepreneur
    - Why he decided to start PHP Agency
    - How does he attract a diverse workforce?   
    - How reading changed his life 
    - The Law of Attraction and Patrick’s keys to success
    - The vision and mindset of a chess master and how it’s related to business 
    - How do you decide what the right sequence is?
    - The five moves to achieving your goals 
    - Patrick’s actionable advice 
    - Patrick’s secret to profiting
    - And other topics…

    Patrick Bet-David is a content creator, producer, author, and CEO of both PHP Agency, Inc., an insurance sales, marketing, and distribution company, and Valuetainment Media, a media brand that exists to teach about the fundamentals of entrepreneurship and personal development. It has been referred to as “the best channel for entrepreneurs.” 
    Patrick is the author of Your Next Five Moves: Master the Art of Business Strategy.

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    Resources Mentioned:

    Books by Patrick: https://www.amazon.com/Patrick-Bet-David/e/B006K8HXCE  
    Website: https://www.patrickbetdavid.com/
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/patrick-bet-david-3731553/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/patrickbetdavid/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/patrickbetdavid
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PatrickBetDavid.Valuetainment
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/patrickbetdavid

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    • 1 hr 5 min
    #YAPClassic: Train Your Brain with John Assaraf

    #YAPClassic: Train Your Brain with John Assaraf

    What if you could have everything you’ve ever dreamed of? You can! Today’s guest, John Assaraf, one of the leading mindset and behavioral experts in the world, asserts that by reprogramming your subconscious mind to let go of limiting beliefs you can accomplish all of your goals and get everything you want in life. John has spent years studying brain training and mindset and has seen firsthand the success of these techniques. In this episode, Hala and John dive deep into the science behind the Law of Attraction, the differences between the conscious and subconscious brains, and John shares some “innercizes,” or brain exercises, that help align the conscious and subconscious brains so you can have all your wildest dreams come true.

    Topics Include:

    - Early life as a child
    - What John learned from his mentor, Alan Brown 
    - The science behind the Law of Attraction 
    - How to put the Law of Attraction into practice
    - Steps to using your brain better 
    - Downfalls of having our brains on autopilot 
    - Difference between conscious and subconscious brains 
    - How affirmations work 
    - Innersizes to help bring conscious and subconscious brains into alignment
    - Proof points that support the power of manifesting
    - John’s secret to profiting 
    - And other topics…

    John Assaraf is a world-famous speaker, philanthropist, and entrepreneur. He is the founder and CEO of NeuroGym, a company focused on leveraging the most advanced technologies and science-backed brain training methods to help people unleash their full potential and get maximum results. 
    He has built five multi-million dollar companies, written two NYT bestselling books, and has been featured in 11 Movies including "The Secret" and "Quest for Success" with Richard Branson and The Dalai Lama. 

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    Resources Mentioned:

    YAP Episode #62: Train Your Brain with John Assaraf: https://www.youngandprofiting.com/62-train-your-brain-with-john-assaraf/ 
    YAP Episode #31: Get Off Your A** (GOYA) with David Meltzer: https://www.youngandprofiting.com/31-get-off-your-a-goya-with-david-meltzer/ 
    John’s Books: https://www.amazon.com/John-Assaraf/e/B0034OYJW4 
    John’s Website: https://johnassaraf.com/ 
    NeuroGym Website: https://www.myneurogym.com/ 
    John’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnassaraf/ 
    John’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/johnassaraf 
    John’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/neurogym/ 
    John’s YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/JohnAssaraf 
    John’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/johnassarafpage 

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    Clubhouse: https://www.clubhouse.com/@halataha  
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    • 58 min
    #175: Learning To Be Superhuman with the Iceman, Wim Hof

    #175: Learning To Be Superhuman with the Iceman, Wim Hof

    Imagine you could voluntarily activate your autonomic nervous system and immune system response and consciously control your response to stress and pain. Now, imagine you would do all this through a combination of breathwork, meditation, and cold therapy. This is the basis of the Wim Hof Method, a method touted by thousands and backed by science as having incredible physical and mental health benefits. The Wim Hof Method was founded by Wim Hof, a Dutch extreme athlete, motivational speaker, and wellbeing influencer, known as "The Iceman” for a long-list of incredible feats involving his ability to withstand extreme cold, including 26 Guinness World Records. Wim asserts that anyone can master the Wim Hof method and unlock the incredible health benefits that come with it. In this episode, Hala and Wim chat about the science behind the Wim Hof Method and how to do it. They talk about Wim’s background and his first experiences with the cold and breath work, and they chat about the purpose in life and how to tap into your intuition. 
     
    Topics Include:

    - Perspective on the purpose of life 
    - Role of the body vs the role of the soul 
    - What’s wrong with always feeling comfortable? 
    - Wim’s mission in life
    - What was Wim like as a teenager? 
    - How do you know what your intuition is? 
    - Is this the next human evolution? 
    - How did Wim Hof become the Iceman? 
    - How did he figure out the breathing aspect?
    - The importance of deep breathing 
    - What is the Wim Hof breathing method? 
    - What is adrenaline’s role? 
    - How is the Wim Hof Method scientifically proven? 
    - Wim’s perspective on religion 
    - Wim’s actionable advice 
    - Wim’s secret to profiting in life
    - And other topics…

    Wim Hof is a Dutch extreme athlete, motivational speaker, and wellbeing influencer. He is known as "The Iceman.” Wim earned this nickname after setting 26 Guinness world records, including swimming under ice, running a half marathon above the Arctic Circle barefoot, submerging himself in ice for 1 hour and 52 minutes, and climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in just shorts and sandals.
    Wim Hof is the creator of the Wim Hof method, a combination of breathing, cold therapy, and commitment to give you the tools to take control over your body. Wim is on a mission to share the potential health benefits of his method, working with scientists around the world to prove that his techniques work. 
    He is the author of several books including, The Wim Hof Method: Activate Your Full Potential. 

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    Resources Mentioned:

    Wim’s Website: https://www.wimhofmethod.com/
    Books by Wim Hof: https://www.amazon.com/Wim-Hof/e/B078GR8G49 
    Wim’s Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/wim-hof-691a0026/
    Wim’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iceman_hof/
    Wim’s Twitter:https://twitter.com/Iceman_Hof
    Wim’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/icemanwimhof/

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    Clubhouse: https://www.clubhouse.com/@halataha  
    Website: https://www.youngandprofiting.com/ 
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    • 1 hr 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
354 Ratings

354 Ratings

DudeWhoHurts ,

Very interesting!

First time listening to this podcast but it was not only informative but entertaining as well. This is one I’ll be keeping an ear out for!

Cbro134 ,

YAP is the greatest!

I love your content. Going through a lot in my personal life and your iceman podcast has def provided guidance on dealing with my anxiety. Thank you for the value.

Marie Yola ,

Great podcast

Dear Hala Taha,
I enjoy listening to your podcast.
I want to tell you that you have a voice. You are such a wonderful human being, and your story is inspiring. One day, I saw you post something on LinkedIn and host a podcast, I told myself that I needed to check your podcast, and I did. You have made a positive impact on my life. Keep doing the great work.

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