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Future Self Podcast | Making Your Future Self Your Biggest Fan

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Aug 26, 2016

This week I sat down with the most recognizable face (and beard) in the Charlotte startup scene, Mr. Jeff Brokaw. When he isn't mentoring aspiring entrepreneurs, Jeff is an Associate with the Venture Capital firm SierraMaya360, an early stage startup investment firm, as well as the director of the Charlotte Chapter of Startup Grind, a global startup community powered by Google for Entrepreneurs. 

You may have seen him at events, and perhaps heard his story, but in this episode we get under the hood and find out what makes him tick. Jeff dishes on everything from launching his first web hosting company at age 14, to his day-to-day routine in the venture capital world. He also hits on some of his lesser-known pre-teen business ventures (Jeff's Shiny Shoes!), and what you should, and more importantly, shouldn't, be saying when you're pitching to an investor. Jeff's also lays down his blueprint for courting high-value mentors in any field. 

As always, the podcast is available for download from the iTunes StoreGoogle PlayStitcher Radio, and TuneIn. And, please, if you enjoy the show hit that subscribe button and give us a 5-star rating in the iTunes store.

As promised, links to the content discussed in the episode:

The life of Elon Musk Infographic

Khan AcademyiTunes UniversityCode AcademyUdemy

Are you thinking about taking the first step? Are you hesitating? Already moving toward your goals? Wherever you are right now I want to hear about it. Send me a message HERE.

 The following links are for the books discussed during the episode. Every book we discuss and link is a personal recommendation of mine or the current guest. The links found on this page are affiliate links, so a portion of any purchase from these links benefits the show. If you dig these books or have a book recommendation of your own please let us know in the comments or shoot us a message.

Zero to One, The Power of Habit, Extreme Ownership, Start With Why, Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future  

Aug 24, 2016

When I speak with a client that has never had an estate plan put in place I will usually ask them if there was any specific reason that caused them to put the decision off. Frequently the answer to that question is something along the lines of "some months I struggle just to pay the bills, I don't feel like a will is a priority." And, often, I would agree. Putting food on the table and a roof over your head should come before anything else. That's why I don't limit my practice to counseling client's about estate planning. I like to engage with my clients on a personal level, because a client's values and beliefs are every bit as important as their assets when it comes to planning for the future. 

That's one of the reasons I started this podcast and blog. I wanted to create a resource for clients to find answers to their estate planning questions, but I also wanted to create an equally valuable resources that addressed the very real day-to-day concerns of my average client. A resource where clients could find advice on implementing positive habits and decision-making strategies; a place for straight-forward tips they could implement in their life immediately to start seeing results. 

In this week's episode I take aim at the one person responsible for every single one of your problems...You. Now, don't get the pitchforks out just yet, I'm just as guilty as you are. This week I discuss how owning your victories AND your failures is the path to success.

To Be the Man, You Gotta Beat the Man 

These words, from Charlotte's own Ric Flair, have resonated with me for years. It's such a profoundly simple way of measuring success. If you want what someone else has you have to better than they are. Simple as that. Now that I have a few years under me, "the man" I'm trying to best is no longer the man across the ring/conference table, but the man in the mirror. One of my daily goals is to ensure that the man I see in the mirror tomorrow is more accomplished than the man I see today.

In my one-on-one coaching sessions, most people I speak with genuinely want to transform their lives, they want more from life than they're getting. However, I've noticed a self-defeating pattern emerge as well: blame. Blaming life circumstances, blaming lazy co-workers, bad bosses, a down economy. Blame, blame, blame. Blame is something I'm intimately familiar  with. I've spent my fair share of time designing narratives that made me feel better about my shortcomings. But, at the end of the day blame gives you temporary satisfaction and gets you nowhere. That's why in this week's episode I attack blame and a few other toxic habits that may be sabotaging your growth. I hope you enjoy listening to this episode as much as I did making it.

As promised, the links to the educational resources discussed in the episode:

Khan Academy, iTunes University, Code Academy, Udemy, Lynda

As always, the podcast is available for download from the iTunes StoreGoogle PlayStitcher Radio, and TuneInYou can also download this episode HERE. And, please, if you enjoy the show hit that subscribe button and give us a 5-star rating in the iTunes store.

Are you thinking about taking the first step? Are you hesitating? Already moving toward your goals? Wherever you are right now I want to hear about it. Send me a message HERE.

The following links are for the books discussed during the episode. Every book we discuss and link is a personal recommendation of mine or the current guest. The links found on this page are affiliate links, so a portion of any purchase from these links benefits the show. If you dig these books or have a book recommendation of your own please let us know in the comments or shoot us a message. 

Extreme Ownership: How Navy Seals Lead and Win

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Aug 13, 2016

 This week's entry is a short one because I'm pumping this post out between waves. Don't sleep on this one, though, this episode is killer. I interview a woman who took control of her life from day one and made the hard decisions everyday to get from where she was to where she wanted to be.  A woman that has never rested on her laurels, looking at every major achievement as just another checkpoint on the road to success. A woman that has been a friend, mentor, and literal parent figure my entire life, my Mother, Mary Lou Woolard. I hope you enjoy listening to this episode because I had a blast putting it together. 

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The following links are for the books discussed during the episode. Every book we discuss and link is a personal recommendation of mine or the current guest. The links found on this page are affiliate links, so a portion of any purchase from these links benefits the show. If you dig these books or have a book recommendation of your own please let us know in the comments or shoot us a message. 

 
Aug 5, 2016

This episode is an audio file of the very first recording I made after deciding to start a podcast. It's peppered with stammering, awkward pauses, inconsistent sound quality, and meandering streams of consciousness. But, it was the first step, and I couldn't be more proud of my past self for putting in the time and making the tough decisions. #ProudFutureSelfer

However, I do feel obligated to warn you that you're in for a bit of silly rambling, and my mother is totally going to admonish me for swearing so much. But, I sincerely hope you enjoy listening to step one even half as much as I enjoyed taking it. Cheers! - Rob

Are you thinking about taking the first step? Are you hesitating? Already moving toward your goals? Wherever you are right now I want to hear about it. Send me a message HERE.

As always, if you enjoy the show hit that subscribe button and give us a 5-star rating in the iTunes store. 

The following links are for the books discussed during the episode. Every book we discuss and link is a personal recommendation of mine or the current guest. The links found on this page are affiliate links, so a portion of any purchase from these links benefits the show. If you dig these books or have a book recommendation of your own please let us know in the comments or shoot us a message. 

Mindset, Start With Why, The Power of Habit, Bold, The 4-Hour Workweek, Entreleadership, The Total Money Makeover, Where the Red Fern Grows

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