Episode 37: How to Get Grit with Caroline Miller

What does it take to win an Olympic gold medal? Overcome an addiction? Achieve your most difficult, life-long goals? Caroline Miller, author of Getting Grit and Creating Your Best Life, takes you through the exercises and mindsets that have been proven to cultivate the determination and tenacity that will lift you over any roadblock. She also answers questions about how to identify your life’s calling, why relationships are the most important factor towards your best self, and whether or not passion is enough to master your craft. 

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TAKEAWAYS FROM THIS EPISODE:

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  1. When you're fighting your faults, your downfalls, your addictions...have hope. It can get better.
  2. The state of being hopeless is goal-less. When you have hope you have goals.
  3. Pursuing the best version of yourself is the most inspiring thing you can do for others.
  4. There’s nothing special that will happen in our lives that isn't outside of our comfort zones.
  5. Have goals that are authentically yours, not someone else’s.
  6. Step away from technology for a day. Get awe-struck by things that aren’t instantaneously changing.
  7. Build the mindset that things will get hard. Then find the channel that pushes you to keep going.
  8. The body only quits something when the brain commands it to stop working.
  9. Have humility to say you don’t know something, and be willing to go learn it.
  10. Surround yourself with people who bring out the best in you, know what you're capable of, and push you towards greatness - not mediocrity.
  11. Happiness is byproduct of helping others and being thankful.
  12. When you're facing hard challenges, change your internal question from "Why?" to "Why not? Why shouldn't I go for it?"

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

CarolineMiller.com

Books by Caroline Miller (including Getting GritCreating Your Best LifeYour Happiest Life Workbook)

Angela Duckworth’s TEDTalk, "Grit: The power of passion and perseverance"

Angela Duckworth's book, Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

Malcolm Gladwell on his 10,000 hours rule

Definition of grit: Courage and resolve, strength of character

Synonyms of grit: bravery, backbone, spirit, steel, fortitude, toughness, heartiness, resolve, resolution, determination, tenacity, perseverance

The story of Kerri Strug and the US women's gymnastics team in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics

MindSet by Carol Dweck

Learn more about fixed, mixed, and growth mindset

Bite-sized exercises to self-regulate:

  • Get off technology for a day. Pay attention to other people for a day. Get struck by things that aren’t instantaneously changing.
  • Build the mindset that things will get hard. Find a channel that pushes you to keep going (mantra, music, vision, people who you’re doing this for, people who inspire you)

Short slogans at the 12-step program that helped Caroline strengthen her mindset:

  • First things first
  • Attitude of gratitude
  • One day at a time
  • Keep it simple stupid
  • The first bite is the best

Caroline's Best Possible Future Self Exercise

Social contagion aka behavioral contagion theory - use the power of peer influence to bring out the best in yourself

JFK's speech about putting man on the moon

Google X

Self-driving cars

John Lennon's quote about being happy: 

“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.”

How to make your happiest life:

 

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Episode 36: Amy Porterfield on How to Master Online Marketing

Episode 36: Amy Porterfield on How to Master Online Marketing

Amy Porterfield - social media marketing strategist, author, and podcaster - helps tons of entrepreneurs to grow, engage, and build meaningful relationships with their followers. She explains how to use online tools such as Facebook Groups and email lists, how to get out of a rut, and why you don’t have to overwork yourself to enjoy the Hotel Bel-Air experience.

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TAKEAWAYS FROM THIS EPISODE:

  1. If you don't know the answer, take an educated guess. You can go back and fix it later.
  2. You don't have to be an expert if you want to start a conversation.
  3. The energy of your business is directly tied to the strength of your email list.
  4. There's no point creating a business if you're not excited about the work.
  5. When you're in a rut, get out of the norm.
  6. It's better to listen than to talk.
  7. Don't wait for your fear or lack of confidence to go away before you start. Otherwise you'll never dive in.
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MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Amy Porterfield's website

Follow Amy on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

Listen to Amy's podcast, Online Marketing Made Easy

Video: Hurricane Irma - Lowe's customer gives woman the last generator because her father is on oxygen

Amy's past employers - Harley Davidson, Tony Robbins

Other innovators / entrepreneurs / marketing experts / thought leaders in Tony Robbins' circle - Brendon Burchard, Frank Kern, Jeff Walker, Eben Pagan

Author Brene Brown, who talks about the "stormy first draft" in her book Rising Strong

Instastories, aka Instagram Stories

Examples of lead magnets

Cathy on Nick Loper’s podcast, Side Hustle Nation

Brian Clark's Copyblogger

The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron

The Hotel Bel-Air experience - enjoy it because you deserve it.

 

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Episode 35: Don't Wait For January 1st - Q&A with Cathy

Episode 35: Don't Wait For January 1st - Q&A with Cathy

How can you build more energy to achieve your goals? What should you prioritize - your family, your day job, or your side hustle? Why should you make September 4th your new January 1st? Cathy answers these questions, and more! with additional advice about staying accountable, and writing a cold email that stands out from the crowd.


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MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Join our Don't Keep Your Day Job Facebook Page and Facebook Community Group

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New York Times article "How to Make the Most of Your Workday"

Our episode with live video expert Luria Petrucci

Prep everything starting NOW! So you'll be ready when January 1 comes around - like this cook making a pineapple upside down cake

Kasey Latham's incredible art on our Facebook page

Tips on how to use Facebook community groups to grow your business

 

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Episode 34: Q&A at Podcast Movement with OG Podcaster Luria Petrucci

Episode 34: Q&A at Podcast Movement with OG Podcaster Luria Petrucci

Cathy joins Luria Petrucci, Podcast Hall of Fame inductee and live video expert to answer some of your questions at Podcast Movement. How do you balance all your passions? Should you quit your day job, or stay financially responsible (but also slightly miserable)? When should a side hustle start making a profit? Luria also shares her journey of building a tech podcast with millions of followers, then switching gears to teach live video strategies to entrepreneurs. She explains how you can build valuable relationships online, how often you should go live, what two types of content you should stream, and why being scared is a great sign.

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TAKEAWAYS FROM THIS EPISODE:

1. Learn from other people, but don’t allow that to be your limit.

2. Build relationships.

3. Be of value and help others with the goals they’re looking to achieve. 

4. As Nike says, just do it.

5. If it’s scary, then you’re on t right track. That means your heart is in it.

6. Put your goals down on paper. Remind yourself that when it gets tough, that’s where you’re going.

7. Yes, you need some education. But don’t forget to implement it.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Luria's training website Live Streaming Pros

Follow Live Streaming Pros on Facebook

Mia Schaikewitz

Podcast Movement

Podcast Hall of Fame 2017 Inductees (Congrats Luria!)

Live video streaming platforms - Facebook LivePeriscopeYouTube Live

Luria's old video podcast, GeekBeat TV

Go Daddy, one of her early sponsors

 

Luria's tips for making content:

1. Get started.

2. Continue to create content and post it.

3. Give yourself some slack. It takes time to develop your voice.

4. When you want to spread the word, build relationships.

 

Luria's tips for using live videos:

1. Go live at least once a week - unless you have the energy to stream daily

2. Have a plan of what you want to talk about.

3. Make 2 types of live videos:

I. Show-related: have a structure, promise value and deliver it

II. Life stream: fun snippets of your life to build personal connections with your audience

 

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Episode 33: Don Most Never Stops Dreaming + Q&A with Cathy

Episode 33: Don Most Never Stops Dreaming + Q&A with Cathy

This week, Cathy answers your questions about how to break through an overly saturated market, and whether you should keep persisting or try a new approach. Then she chats with actor Donny Most, who gained stardom as the beloved Ralph Malph on the incredible TV show "Happy Days." After leaving the series, Don faced the harsh reality of typecasting in Hollywood - but used the obstacles to open new doors for creativity. Don explains how he eventually pursued his first love of singing big band swing, what has kept him humble throughout the fame, and why you should forget the safety net and just trust yourself. 


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TAKEAWAYS FROM DON:

1. Let go and trust yourself - even if there's no safety net.

2. If you have a passion that you love and you know it's in your heart, then do it. But you have to be single-minded about it.

3. Perseverance will take you far.

4. There's no stopping life, which means there's no stopping on your dreams.

5. Aim high and shoot straight.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

DonnyMost.com - learn about Don Most’s work in music, film & TV, and directing

Follow Don on Facebook and Twitter

Listen to Don Most's album, D Most Mostly Swinging on AmazoniTunes

Ed Sheeran's quote: "'Writing songs and playing live is like turning on a tap in an old house; first you’ll get the mud and dirty water, but the more you get it out, the quicker the good water starts flowing."

Halo Top now the #1 seller of pints of ice cream (Business Insider)

Ira Glass's The Gap

Previous guests on the podcast - Elise CripeAri HerstandSaul Blinkoff

The Jolson Story with Larry Parks

Garry Marshall, director / producer / writer

Happy Days

The Odd Couple

The Dick Van Dyke Show

Ralph Malph (Don) singing on Happy Days

A few actors on the Happy Days cast Ron HowardTom BosleyHenry Winkler

Opie on The Andy Griffith Show

Jerry ParisHappy Days director

Don's villain on Star Trek Voyager

Don as Emma's dad on Glee

Frank SinatraNat King ColeBobby Darin - Don's musical idols

Michael BubleHarry Connick JrDiana Krall - artists who brought back big band

Metropolitan Club in New York

Vitello's Restaurant in Studio City

 

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