Sound Laws of Success Podcast

In this episode, I discuss lessons on success and failure that I've learned from studying the life of movie star and acting legend Kirk Douglas. Kirk Douglas was born Issur Danielovitch on December 9, 1916. He had an impoverished childhood with immigrant parents and six sisters, but was able to break through with hard work with a brief start on Broadway. His father was abusive and an alcoholic. He had more than forty jobs before he became an actor and starred in 95 different acting roles throughout his career.

I grew up watching many of his westerns and films and enjoyed his devotion to making such entertaining productions.

He made many mistakes throughout his life with affairs and bad business decisions, but lived a long and full life even after he had a severe stroke in 1996. He wrote a book about his experiences called My Stroke of Luck to help others know how to treat those with family members who suffered from a stroke. He lived another 24 years after this stroke and learned how to speak again. He is buried next to his youngest son Eric who died from an overdose of alcohol and drugs in 2004. There will likely never be another actor quite like him who was so prolific or who was instrumental in changing the studio system by setting up his own production company. I am one who has enjoyed learning from his life and who has enjoyed many of his films. I hope you enjoy these stories and lessons from his life.

Direct download: Lessons_on_Success_and_Failure_from_Kirk_Douglas.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:11pm EDT

In this episode, I interview Stephanie Scheller of Grow Disrupt.

Stephanie Scheller may be young but she has worked with more than 600 businesses and thousands of individuals in the past five years!

At 25 years old, and using the same systems she teaches, she built a business from scratch in less than five months to replace her full-time income and walked away from her corporate job to run her own company dedicated to disrupting the way the world goes into business through sales, marketing & systems.

At 26 years old, she published her first book, Friend Power: How the Friends You Choose Can Change Your Life and began co-hosting the BlogTalkRadio phenomenon Black Belt Selling along-side her business-partner and mother Anna Scheller.

One year later she published her second book, Getting Past the Gatekeeper, which was also immediately a best-selling publication. At 27 she delivered her first TED talk and at 28 she was nominated to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list for 30 key individuals who are key to watch over the next 30 years!

She's an incredible speaker, a phenomenal coach & trainer, and we’re very honored to have her on the Sound Laws of Success today. Stephanie shares her story about how she became an entrepreneur, lessons she has learned, how to build momentum, and the value of attending her Grow Retreat event in San Antonio, Texas each year.

Direct download: Stephanie_Scheller_SLS_Interview.mp3
Category:Stephanie Scheller -- posted at: 9:21pm EDT