The Angles of Lattitude Podcast
Dr. Ryan Gottfredson - Unlocking Greater Success - How We Can Move From a Fixed Mindset to One of Growth (AoL 178)

Dr. Ryan Gottfredson - Unlocking Greater Success - How We Can Move From a Fixed Mindset to One of Growth (AoL 178)

July 6, 2020

Full Show Notes: newinceptions.com/178

When we have the discussion about achievement and having greater success, many times we go straight to tactics and tools as the answer. Or, if we know better, maybe we'll take a look at our vision and mission and see if it needs to be tweaked a bit.

One thing we often skip over, however, is our mindset. As we've been learning in the show recently, mindsets can be seen as the lenses we see the world in. And there's a lot of talk about going from negative mindsets to more positive alternatives.

Most of the time, though, this has been a bit of nebulous concept. Especially, when we don't know where we're currently at and how we can improve from there.

However, in this session, our goal is to bring that conversation down to reality a bit.

Our guest, Dr. Ryan Gottfredson, has spent over five years looking at the knowledge and data on what it means to go from good to great when it comes to mindsets. And what he's found is that mindsets can actually be quantifiable.

Through his assessment and book, Success Mindsets, we have a way to find out where we're at in our positive and negative mindsets and have a plan to move all our

If you've been searching for an assessment to help you get more clarity on where you should go in your self development journey, this is a great place to start.

Enjoy!

Commander Dale Brown - Creating Safe Neighborhoods: Why Knowledge of Self Defense is Vital to a Free Society (AoL 177)

Commander Dale Brown - Creating Safe Neighborhoods: Why Knowledge of Self Defense is Vital to a Free Society (AoL 177)

June 22, 2020

Full Show Notes: newinceptions.com/177

During the civil unrest of 2020, there's been a lot of talk about how to create safe neighborhoods for everyone. However, this isn't a new topic by any means. In fact, it's an issue that many cities have been dealing with for a number of decades.

For example, here in Indianapolis, we're way ahead of the curve when it comes to homicides for the year. It's only June and we have had over 100 people killed. This curve has been rising year after year.

Add to that the frustration people have with law enforcement and the systems in place for their accountability, and it only makes sense that there's protests.

However, where many people draw the line is when those protests turn to violence. When protests turn to riots, that's where the message starts getting lost.

So, if people want to make a change for the better, wouldn't it make sense that they do so in non-threatening manner?

This session's guest, Commander Dale Brown of the Threat Management Center in Detroit, MI, believes that's the case. On top of this, through his experience of over 25 years, he also believes that when people know a bit about self protection, crime in neighborhoods tends to go down.

In this session, Veronica and I learn why this is the case, and what society can do to erase the man made construct of race all together.

If you're a peace loving individual and have wanted to have your voice heard, then perhaps Dale's message is for you.

Enjoy!

Chris Spurvey - The Ambivert Advantage - How to Sell When You Don’t Like Sales (AoL 176)

Chris Spurvey - The Ambivert Advantage - How to Sell When You Don’t Like Sales (AoL 176)

June 8, 2020

Full Show Notes: newinceptions.com/176

For many people, the main reason they don't start a business is simply because they don't want to (or feel they can't) sell. In fact, many of the most successful books in business are those that teach the reader how to sell. And interestingly, many of those books teach tactics that reinforce the reader's perspective of sales. This perspective being that sales is all about bypassing objections that a potential buyer would have.

However, what I've learned in the last few years is that sales, when done right, is more about adding value or service to someone who needs a particular solution. Meaning that, if you're looking to develop a sales process, it needs to include a phase where you can ask questions from the potential buyer. It also needs to include a point where you suggest the solution based on the buyer's needs. And then, if they need help, they'll ask for it.

This session's guest, Chris Spurvey, is all about that process. And, in fact, he suggests that ambiverts, who are people who aren't quite extroverts or introverts are the best equipped to do sales.

Interestingly enough, most people who can't think of doing sales the "traditional" way, are, in fact, ambiverts.

In this session, we learn from Chris why ambiverts like him, have this special power to be super successful at giving people what they want.

If you've dreaded sales in the past because you don't want to come across as being sleezy or pushy, then this chat is one you don't want to miss.

Enjoy!

Dr. Greg S. Reid - Ok, Now What? Tips for Getting Ahead in Life and Business After the Pandemic (AoL 175)

Dr. Greg S. Reid - Ok, Now What? Tips for Getting Ahead in Life and Business After the Pandemic (AoL 175)

May 25, 2020

Full Show Notes: newinceptions.com/175

As the world heads back to a post pandemic normal, more people find themselves wondering about getting ahead of the new status quo.

As we move forward, once again the majority of the population is realizing (again) the future is uncertain. Just like security was a big concern after 9/11, corporate wellness is going to be a huge topic moving forward. Corporations, being the relatively static entities they are, prefer to have all their ducks in a row. The more predictable the future is, the better they look to their investors.

So one would think that part of the new status quo is going to be maintaining a healthy workplace and workforce. Is a business capable of properly reacting to potential future waves of this (and other) diseases?

For us creative entrepreneur types, we know that with uncertainty comes big opportunity. So that's why in the last couple of months, my business partners and I have been working on starting a wellness consulting business.

If the corporations want to go digging for gold (wellness), then we're more than happy to help them find the tools they need.

Even if you don't have the expertise to capitalize directly on the new status quo, there will be more than enough room for to indirectly capitalize on it.

For example, perhaps you're an artist. Is there a way for you to use the technology everyone has become accustomed to using to get more people around your work? (Yes, virtual art shows...)

As we speak with this session's guest, Greg Reid, Veronica and I learn a little bit about the mindset he's using to propel himself into future success.

If you've not heard from Greg before, then today might be one of those days that changes the trajectory of those that follow.

Enjoy!

Recognizing The Delusion Of Passion: Helping Millennials Find True Freedom - Mark Nathan (AoL 023)

Recognizing The Delusion Of Passion: Helping Millennials Find True Freedom - Mark Nathan (AoL 023)

May 22, 2020

newinceptions.com/session23

"Being financially free. What a goal. Man, if we could only be financially free, we wouldn't have to work!" Has said many a millennial entrepreneur as they set out on their first business. I know that was the case for me when I first fell into entrepreneurship. Just like, I'm sure, anyone else that has read Rich Dad, Poor Dad. Those of us who have read Robert Kiyosaki's work knows that ideally we want to have as many passive income streams as we can. In fact, he says that one of the easiest ways to build passive income is get started with a direct sales company or MLM. So, in 2006, that's what I did. Shortly there after, I met a guy who was quickly rising in the ranks of success in my group. Someone that inspired me quite a bit to leave the shell of an engineer behind. That someone was this session's guest, Mark Nathan. Mark has been financially free since 2009 and has worked his tail off to get there. Over the years, the speeches that I have seen him do and the videos that I have seen him in have made me realize that doing what he's done is possible... and that anyone can do what he's done. Like Pat Flynn, he's a very relatable guy and a teacher at heart. But he won't back away from giving you some tough love. Recently, Mark has been using his financial freedom to help other startups in the Chicago area get off the ground. And I assume, that one of the things he's realized is that a lot of us Millennials think that what we want is going to come easy to us. (I mean, why wouldn't it? So many of us have only ever had to be in school... and that was relatively a cake walk!) Well, that reason is why a lot of us fail at projects we set out to do. We simply don't realize all the hardships that we're going to face to achieve what we want to achieve. So, to help us get the right state of mind of what it takes to succeed, he and his co-author, David Anderson, wrote their first book: The Delusion of Passion - Why Millennials Struggle to Find Success. Who better to give us struggling Millennials a little tough love than a fellow Millennial who's reached the Summit? In today's chat, Laila and I talk with Mark about his ups and downs in business, what being financially free means to him, and what he and his wife do with their "extra" time.

Chris Tuff - Millennials and Gen Z in the Workplace: What to Expect in a Post Pandemic World (Aol 174)

Chris Tuff - Millennials and Gen Z in the Workplace: What to Expect in a Post Pandemic World (Aol 174)

May 11, 2020

Full Show Notes: newinceptions.com/174

Here it is 2020, and a good part of the population scratches their head when the subject of Millennials and Gen Z comes up. With the pandemic completely changing how things are done in the working world for the foreseeable future, it would seem that these generations are going to be the ones left picking up the pieces and reassembling the economy in their own way.

So what exactly does that look like? For the most part, we know what it looks like for entrepreneurs. But the usual 9 to 5 world is going to change drastically in the next 5 to 10 years. Like after 9/11, when we were all about ramping up security, are we going to now see a continued uptick in technology use specifically geared towards maintaining healthy workplaces? How will this change the workplace overall? Will things ever go back to "normal"?

These are some of the questions Veronica and I ask this session's guest, Chris Tuff, author of the book The Millennial Whisperer.

If you've not heard Chris before and you're into futurism, I think you'll really enjoy this chat.

Enjoy!

Getting Your Website To Work For You With Jon Thompson (AoL 029)

Getting Your Website To Work For You With Jon Thompson (AoL 029)

May 10, 2020

Show notes: newinceptions.com/session29

When doing business in today's world, one of the basic things that we have to have is a website. It's the central hub to all of our social media and it's where we own EVERYTHING that's on it. It's not rented space (meaning that if we have content elsewhere, if that company were to ever break ties with us or that they just bellied up, we would lose our business from there). When you have your own site, you protect yourself from these issues. However, once you have that website up, there's always going to be all kinds of maintenance that you have to do to keep it relevant. One of the easiest ways to drive Search Engines to your site is to produce content on a regular basis (just like this!). Other things that you can do include SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and SEM (Search Engine Marketing - if you've never heard of SEM, you might have heard of backlinking which is part of it.) Like many people who do online marketing for a living, I know a thing or two about making websites. Once you do it once or twice and you're used to running your site, then you can help others get there. However, that's really just scratching the surface. There's so much more that goes into having a successful website, it's not even funny. This session's guest has made helping people do all those other things that make a successful website his business. From getting one up from scratch to helping simply with SEO and SEM, Jon has his clients covered. Working in an efficient, transparent, and very communication centric manner, he doesn't try to sell people and small companies a one size fits all solution. He's all about customer service. Which in the online world can be somewhat rare - especially since a lot of hosting companies are moving towards easy one size for everyone solution methods. In this particular chat with Jon, we discuss how he lined himself up for success, why you should be aware of what SEO and SEM are, the importance of knowing keywords when creating your website, and why he believes customer service is so important - today more than ever. We also touch on how he got into the work he does and what kind of clients he likes to have. Whether you're looking to get your website noticed in an ocean of websites, or you're simply thinking about being a freelancer that does similar things, this is a good talk for you.

Kelly DiNardo: Practicing Mindfulness in an Uncertain World: What Yoga can Teach Us about the Next New Economy (AoL 173)

Kelly DiNardo: Practicing Mindfulness in an Uncertain World: What Yoga can Teach Us about the Next New Economy (AoL 173)

April 27, 2020

Full Show Notes: newinceptions.com/173

In a an usual time like we're going through right now, it's easy to be hyper responsive to everything that's going on around us. Practicing mindfulness is probably the last thing many folks are thinking about. In fact, I'd go on to say that many people are doing the opposite - they're in a constant state of panic. They're still focused on what we've been through, not where the world is going.

But can you blame them? Many who were hanging on a thread from their day job have found themselves in a lot of hurt right now. Even small business owners and farmers find themselves having to do things they never thought they'd have to.

What I've personally found out is this. If we can manage our stress in stressful times, then new solutions and new ways of looking at the world come more readily. We have to give ourselves room to find our own pandemic pivot. (Plus it always seems to me that survivors in zombie movies tend to see what the masses are doing, and do the opposite!)

In this conversation with Kelly DiNardo, we learn about a time where she herself had to pivot earlier in her career.While it wasn't conveinent at the time, it sure did prep her for future times of adversity.

Joe Trodden - Dissecting the Entrepreneurial Mindset: Why It Takes More than a Visionary to Achieve Great Things (AoL 172)

Joe Trodden - Dissecting the Entrepreneurial Mindset: Why It Takes More than a Visionary to Achieve Great Things (AoL 172)

April 13, 2020

Full Show Notes: newinceptions.com/172

When it comes to the entrepreneurial mindset, most of the time we hear topics that the new business owner needs to know. It's great to know that there's so much support for folks new to the game. In fact, people like my unofficial mentor Pat Flynn and the crew over at Fizzle have made decent livings on helping these folks. (Which I admire because it's really hard to grow a reputation in this market segment. The market is already saturated and many folks don't or can't pay at this stage in the game.)

However, there is market for entrepreneurs and business owners who have had a bit of success. This is the scaling stage - the stage that Veronica, Andy, myself, and previous cohosts of the show specialize in.

And depending on how they've grown the business to this point, the way that they'll continue to grow is more than likely completely different than what got them to that level of success.

In today's chat with Joe, Veronica and I are reminded that different personalities can build a business so far. It's when you bring other complementary personalities to the table that you can obtain true greatness.

Enjoy!

How To Use LinkedIn To Build A Community And Make Thousands With Mirna Bacun (AoL018)

How To Use LinkedIn To Build A Community And Make Thousands With Mirna Bacun (AoL018)

March 30, 2020

newinceptions.com/session18

If you're a creator who wants to build awareness, there's not many better ways than to build an online community on one of the social media platforms. Most creators opt for Facebook because it has the largest footprint. However, does that mean it's the best? Does it mean it's the most efficient?

I know for me, I've seen plenty of groups on Facebook that are highly engaged. That's why I started the Facebook Masterminder group there. Unfortunately, I didn't really know what I was doing when I started it, so it's kind of a ghost town. I'm still trying to fix that because, Facebook groups is where it's at in 2016 when it comes to engaged communities on social media. Mirna Bacun begs to differ.

Through doing her work with her SaaS project, Greenpie, she has found a great way to build communities on LinkedIn. When she got into The Foundation, she had very little knowledge of entrepreneurship and possibly even worse, little to no connections when it came to building her list of potential clients. So long story short, she decided that LinkedIn was as good as any other place to build a community for her company. She chose well. In the podcast, she talks about how literally everything she does on LinkedIn is free. Getting on News Feeds, messaging, sending bulletins - all of it. Besides her background and how she got started as entrepreneur, she also talks about her new course and how you can learn just enough about LinkedIn to get a group going yourself and to make thousands in revenue So if you're in need for a community and want to do it in an effective an inexpensive way, then you'll definitely dig this conversation... and then look for her to release her course in February 2016.

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