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Perfect Alignment—with Nick Gross – EP 195

If you want amazing results in your life and business, you’ve just struck gold! Nick Gross, known as The RV Fit Guy, reveals the extraordinary four-step process that shifted him from someone with zero confidence to a pioneering entrepreneur whose business has grown exponentially.

It’s hard to imagine coming from a loving middle class family, having a decent job and being in a great relationship, only to have everything come crashing down. The night Nick and the love of his life were heading home on a Harley turned out to be the night his life changed. A non-serving choice led to him serving time after losing the woman he loved dearly.

However, he realized that the accident could have killed him, too. He knew he survived for a reason and he was determined to make the most of the second chance he got.

While he was behind bars, Nick had set goals he wanted to accomplish when he got out and that was his focus. He describes how he worked with host Ian Lobas to free himself from the prison of his mind and achieve the goals he had set and more.

In a short time, he put in the work and with Ian’s coaching was able to change his programming. One of the major shifts was changing the way he viewed himself, recognizing that he made a non-serving choice but he didn’t set out to cause anyone harm.

As a result of Ian’s four-step process, he was able to remove the mental blocks that were holding him back, and he found a path that is truly in alignment with him.

Some topics they discussed include:

1:02:59 – How to have trust and faith in the process

1:07:59 – Why you need to set a date and work backwards to do the work on yourself and your business to hit the goals

1:10:04 – How to surrender and have patience, knowing that the universe will deliver

1:10:25 – The value of waiting for the universe to give you the green light.

1:13:11 – Everything happens for a reason

1:25:42 – Why it is important to share your vision with everyone

1:26:22 – Celebrate your wins and what you have done

References and Links Mentioned:

Email Nick for a free 14-day trial of the RV Fit Guy app at Nngross@yahoo.com

RV Fit Guy website: https://rvfitguy.com/

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Nick on Instagram – @rvfitguy

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Everything Happens for a Reason—with Austin Linney – EP 194

How many goals have you set based on false narratives and false triggered emotions? Not sure? Then you need to listen to this episode.

20-year service industry veteran turned serial entrepreneur, Austin Linney, shares his story openly and authentically. He discusses with host Ian Lobas the path that led him from a country clubhouse to sleeping underneath the stairs in a closet.

This mindset and business coach and host of the Construct Your life podcast reveals how he went from being a drug and alcohol addict to curbing his substance abuse problems bit by bit, losing 70 pounds in the process and shedding about 15 versions of himself.

When you’re done listening, be sure to check out our other amazing shows that can help you reprogram your mind so you tell yourself a different story. These past episodes include Rewrite Your Story & Become Your Best Self and Growing Through the Highs & Lows of Life and.

Some topics they discussed include:

39:05 – The difference between schooling and education

39:13 – The difference between working with a coach ad working with a therapist

46:42 – What is the “covert contract”?

59:22 – What they don’t tell you about drugs and alcohol that is the scariest thing in the world

1:00 – The priceless mental exercise a yoga teacher taught him.

1:01 – What your greatness as a human being is

References and Links Mentioned:

austinlinney.com/

Austin’s Instagram

Book Recommendation:

What You Say When You Talk to Yourself 

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How to Purposefully Shift Your Mindset & Habits in 2021—with Dr. Anthony Balduzzi – EP 193

If you want to change your mindset and habits powerfully and purposefully in 2021, this is the episode for you!

Health and weight loss expert Dr. Anthony Balduzzi is the founder of The Fit Father Project and The Fit Mother Project – the leading health & weight loss programs for busy men and women over 40.

Dr. A, as he is affectionately known, explains that everything we want to do is going to require a desire and consistent action and desire + action requires physical, mental and emotional energy. He provides both a big picture strategy and a practical system that are priceless:

Here are some of the numerous big takeaways:

Steps to develop a morning routine to make your success more automatic the rest of the day

  1. We need to get sunshine in our eyes and on our skin first thing in the morning.
  2. If we intentionally give our mind the inputs that will shape it in the direction we want it to be, we can focus our attention for the day.
  3. Dr. A’s challenge for us to think about how we can be more conscious about creating impressions on our mind for ourselves so we will have the kind of focus and beliefs that will help to direct us for the day.
  4. Get quality hydration first thing in the morning – water with a pinch of pink Himalayan salt and/or trace minerals
  5. Get 5 minutes of motion, preferably outside with sunlight and breathing through your nose in fresh air. We need to move our bodies gently, e.g. going for a walk, bouncing on a rebounder trampoline, five-minute yoga stretch, running outside with your dog.
  6. Try 5 Tibetian rites, which focus mainly on moving the spine. If we improve the spine’s mobility and our blood flow we age better and also get some energetic and calming benefits. Check out the book The Eye of Revelation.
  7. Spend five minutes of time for focused energy, e.g. sit and journal or pray, practise concentration or meditation for a few minutes in the morning.

What’s your first meal of the day? Dr. A recommends you standardize it. It should be rich in vitamins and minerals, should make you feel full but not stuffed and it should be quick, e.g. a fresh juice and a morning shake or it could be eggs and greens.

Affirmations/Shifting Beliefs

Do you think negative thoughts about yourself? Dr. A explains that negative patterns of thinking have been gained through reactions to past experiences and repetition of these negative thoughts over time. If you want to unlearn a belief you have, find the converse of that belief that will help you succeed, repeat it and feel it.

Close your loops with your evening routine

Dr. A explains that the goal of the evening routine is to wash off the events of the day and get into deeper relaxation to prime for the next day. Anchor your routine with a dedicated space or chair for meditation or journaling before you go to bed.

When you’re done listening, be sure to check out our other amazing shows that provide the tools to help you become who you need to be to achieve your goals, including Construct Your Triangle of Growth and Empowering Yourself by Being Fit.

References and Links Mentioned:

lifemedinstitute.com

whataremylevels.com

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Men’s Optimal Health: The Purposeful Man & Heart-Centered Business Leading The Way—with Kent Baklor – EP 192

The why behind your business can be a powerful force for changing your life and the lives of others. In this episode, Ian Lobas uncovers the story of Kent Baklor’s success in life and business.

Kent is the founder of the LifeMed Institute, a health and wellness practice in Maryland that is designed to take care of you and your health in unique ways. From gut health to heart and brain health, Kent is passionate about helping you operate efficiently and manage the aging process.

It comes as no surprise to learn that he was a fitness enthusiast from an early age, even though he merely had some old weights at the time. Passion and commitment are a common thread throughout his life.

Even though he left home at the age of 15 and lived in the back of a car in gas stations for two years, he was determined to finish high school and that same determination helped him stick with his business, even when funds were so low that he had to sleep on the floor.

Like many of the other men who have been guests on this podcast, he refused to simply follow the beaten path and he earned success as a result, in spite of the challenges he faced. Kent is an inspiration to anyone who puts their heart and soul into being in alignment with their purpose.

When you’re done listening, be sure to check out our other amazing shows that provide the tools and inspiration to help you get aligned with your purpose, including Finding Your Lifelong Passion and Growing Through the Highs & Lows of Life.

Some topics they discussed include:

5:38 – How to detect when there is misalignment

8:53 – How to “act as if”

14:17 – Why we need to monitor what it happening inside and outside of our world (it seems that nothing lasts in the same way forever)

24:10 – Pushing through fear

25:41 – How to know when you have dead-on alignment

28:41 – How to make the best decisions

References and Links Mentioned:

lifemedinstitute.com

whataremylevels.com

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Evidence vs Emotion—with Aaron Velky and Ian Lobas – EP 191

We all have choices in every moment of challenge or opportunity that we face. In this episode, host Ian Lobas & Aaron Velky discuss how our brain gets wired and how we can rewire it. You’ll learn how your brain registers the experiences that didn’t feel good to you and the feeling you don’t want to have again. The interesting thing is that this also happens in business.

They point out that our past conditioning and programming can control the choices we make in the present, if we let them, and it can also shape our future. Thankfully, Aaron and Ian help us understand the difference between evidence we generate and use to power an emotion versus evidence that is real. An awareness of this difference will drive your success in every area of your life.

This discussion could be the key to figuring out what’s holding you back and preventing you from having all-round abundance.

Listen all the way through because at the end, you’ll get a practical exercise that anyone can do to bridge the gap between what you’d like to achieve and your belief that it is possible.

After leading transformational FrontRunner events, these business partners are well positioned to share the concepts that have helped attendees walk away from the events, knowing that their life has shifted in a purposeful way and clearly understanding their next move.

When you’re done listening, be sure to check out our other amazing shows with Aaron Velky, including Construct Your Triangle of Growth and Goal Setting The Purposeful Way.

What You Will Learn

21:50 – How our brains are wired and how to rewire

24:18 – Why our inner circle is crucial

31:52 – The value of being curious about what other people are experiencing

32:52 – The effect your attitude has on your team

34:13 – The impact of what is taking your mindshare or occupying your mind

36:09 – How we accumulate evidence that doesn’t serve us.

References and Links Mentioned:

https://ppm.ianlobas.com/apply-1

The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra

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How to Create a Purposeful Mindset & Use the Power of Choice to Elevate Yourself—with Daniel Diaz – EP 190

If you can’t figure out how to step up to the next level, this is the episode for you! Daniel Diaz and Ian Lobas discuss how to go from who are now and where you are now to where you want to be. This conversation provides a roadmap to help you live with purpose and on purpose and have the life you want with no regrets.  Dad, husband and founder of Peak Life Now, Daniel Diaz is a performance life coach, speaker, motivator and life-liver. His mission is to help people live a limitless life, so that life is working for them, not happening to them.  He shares his story of coming from a loving home with amazing parents who instilled in him the belief that he could do anything yet he was still super-insecure. He masked that insecurity by putting on a very secure front but it still pulled him into a darker direction in life…until he got arrested.   His journey into legit entrepreneurship started with the mindset that if he hustled hard enough, he would eventually be happy. However, like many others, he realized that this lifestyle wasn’t sustainable.  Daniel and Ian paint a crystal clear picture of the emotional and mental turmoil that results from being out of alignment in contrast with the creativity and possibilities you can unlock when you create the mindset of the person you need to become and you tap into the power of choice.  When you’re done listening, be sure to check out our other amazing shows that delve into creating the right mindset including Construct Your Triangle of Growth and Limitless Possibilities.

What You Will Learn

10:15 – The warning signs that you lack sustainability

38:05 – Courage will drastically impact the level of confidence you have

39:05 – Appreciation vs expectation

41:28 – Stepping up to interrupt the pattern of energy sucks

44:30 – How to create a space where you can consider “What else can I do?”

46:19 – The value of using the word “yet” regularly when you communicate with yourself

46:58 – Why we need to eliminate the words “but” and “understand”

1:12:54 – Being abundantly curious about what’s possible

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Act on Your Instincts for a Life of No Regrets—with Peter Lorimer – EP 189

What is life if we don’t reach? That’s Peter Lorimer’s guiding principle as he shares his profound wisdom with Ian Lobas. It’s a privilege to hear the advice of one of the most dialed-in, successful men you’ll ever encounter. You’ll be hanging on his every word.

Peter has had an illustrious career as a top real estate broker in Los Angeles for more than 15 years now, and he’s just merged his company with real estate mogul Barbara Corcoran! Actually, his can-do attitude led him to achieve amazing results from as early as age 13. Refusing to be limited by the realities of his cold, industrial hometown in North England, Peter embarked on a musical journey as the youngest student at the Royal College of Music.

He went on to tour with orchestras and left home at the tender age of 15 with a trombone under one arm and a backpack under the other, determined to be a success in London. Following his instincts paid off incredibly well because he became a record producer who has worked with superstars like David Bowie, George Michael, Seal, and Christina Aguilera. By the time he turned his talents to the world of real estate, Peter had amassed around 50 #1 hits on the Billboard and Music week club charts.

What’s the secret to Peter’s success? He always checks in with himself to assess how he can grow and build who he is in order to build his business, his marriage, and everything that’s central to his life. That way, he’s always being the best possible authentic version of himself. This surefire approach ensures he’s the best he can be for everyone in his life and gets the best results from his business.

In this episode, he shows how you can evolve and become the person you need to be to hit your goals with ease.

When you’re done listening, be sure to check out our other amazing shows on the subject of setting out on a path of growth, including Finding Your Lifelong Passion and Limitless Possibilities.

What You Will Learn

6:41 – How to listen to the quiet voice that sets you on the right path

24:33 – How to keep the voice of self-doubt at bay

31:57 – When to use a “spiritual golf swing”

35:10 – The two key filters for sound decision-making

36:05 – Why you need to trust that anything is possible

49:50 – How to factor the greater good into your decisions

51:23 – How to get clarity

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Parenting & Living on Purpose with a Mindset of Curiosity, Growth & Abundance—with Glenn Lobas and Ian Lobas – EP 188

Have you ever asked yourself, “What is it going to take for me to get to where they are?” In this episode, Ian Lobas’ dad Glenn reveals what happened when his ego took a blow and how in the process he learned his best lesson ever about life and leadership.

He describes how he humbly applied a mindset of curiosity, as he had in the past, and how it led him to a promotion in six months. Combining that mindset with one of growth and abundance was powerful! His journey and determination to put in whatever energy, effort and time it would take to move him forward are nothing short of inspirational. 

Constantly challenging himself with questions like “What can I do to further myself?” and “How can I make this work for me?”, he went from a messenger at a customs house business to the eventual founder of three international shipping companies.

Glenn’s early lessons in setting his ego aside also paid dividends later as a parent. If you want a great relationship with your kids for life, you’ve got to listen to this episode. The stories this father and son share will crack you up but they also demonstrate what happens when you parent on purpose and keep a clear and open line of communication with your children. 

Want to know what happened when Ian took the Corvette out, just blowing off his father’s warning and then quickly returned home with a sheepish look? Listen to find out.

And what would you do if your son came home and gingerly told you there’s a policeman in the kitchen? How about when the story unfolds to reveal that police dogs and a helicopter had surrounded your son and his friends? How would you react as a father? Find out the full story and Glenn’s stunning reaction in this heartwarming episode. 

What You Will Learn

00:00 Start

4:59 – Evolution 

6:50 – Curiosity 

19:54  – Lessons and leadership 

20:30 – Understanding

23:27  You must change you 

24:41 – Abundance mindset

26:28  – Curiosity Mindset – How can I 

33:11 – Whats the goal & drop the ego

35:49 approx – Raising kids, how to get them to follow – Advice from Dad to son

39:50  – Lessons, how to teach kids purposefully 

41:26  – Be smart about being stupid

42:39  – Think about how you reacted when your parents did that to you and change/shift how you approach the lesson to a mentee or kid. 

45:26  – Parenting formula

1. Spend time, 2. Build a bond, 3. Build trust

48:13 – Be an intentional parent

50:22 – Being vs Doing

58:36 – Reactions from parent

When you’re done listening, be sure to hear more of Glenn’s fatherly advice in earlier episodes as he and Ian discuss having limitless possibilities and how to trust your inner voice. 

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Progress Over Perfection—with Meredith and Ian Lobas – EP 187

Meredith and Ian Lobas are committed to helping listeners of this podcast Elevate, Educate, Empower, Enrich and Evolve themselves and this episode has all the ingredients to help you do just that.

With a behind-the-scenes look at how this purposeful couple became partners for life, you’ll gain useful insights that can shift any relationship to a more positive and intentional trajectory.

Relive Ian’s proposal to Meredith and the entire adventure surrounding their engagement. Ian describes how he figured out the steps needed to make the proposal special without simply throwing money at it like he normally would have. The cool deals he worked out are fascinating! You’ll learn how he negotiated and bartered his way to make everything happen as he envisioned it yet he didn’t hold onto some perfect picture of how the day might turn out – a trait he has developed over the years.

Speaking of development, this entrepreneurial power couple walks us through some of the most valuable lessons they’ve learned and shows us the scariest, hardest part of trying to better yourself. Equally important is their advice on the most effective way to enroll others into your vision for the future.

When you’re done listening, be sure to check out our Ian and Meredith’s other discussions of what it’s like to be an entrepreneurial family on purpose, including Supporting the Growth of a Vision and The Ins & Outs of an Entrepreneurial Family on Purpose.

What You Will Learn

Where you’re headed if you don’t try to better yourself in some way

What typically happens when people get bored with their lives

How we project our assumptions onto our partner and what we can do instead

What happens when you live only on the surface, safely on the treadmill

The definition of a purposeful partnership

What you need to do if you want a great relationship

References and Links Mentioned:

The video that makes Ian cry every time he watches it (have tissues handy!)

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Construct Your Triangle of Growth—with Aaron Velky and Ian Lobas – EP 186

You might be lying to yourself! In this episode, Aaron Velky and host Ian Lobas challenge you to engage in introspection as they discuss the game-changing trio that work together as the foundation of your growth. They cover some specific changes you can make to become the person you want to become and achieve the things you want to achieve. They outline what it takes to achieve massive growth and the dangerous path many people take when they’re busy doing everything under the sun but not building their foundation.

Aaron and Ian also paint a picture of the information addict and provide an alternative to drowning in information as they reveal what happens when energy is focused. Best of all, they guide you through putting your series of goals into motion without getting overwhelmed, and they show you how your mindset and skillset will give you guidance on what is needed to accomplish the goal.

This is your chance to learn why setting consequences means you’re setting yourself up for failure. Follow their helpful tips to prevent stagnation and self-sabotaging behaviors. You’ll understand why you should stop beating yourself up and how to apply the concept of the “Board of Advisors” to stop living someone else’s version of success.

If you’ve ever wanted to make the income you choose to support the freedom or lifestyle you want, you need to listen to Aaron and Ian’s conversation.

Aaron is an exceptional financial coach who took inspiration from previously coaching youth soccer within the Pipeline Soccer Club. In 2015, he co-founded Ortus Academy in Baltimore where financial habits are shaped into taking charge of a meaningful life. The mission of the Ortus Academy is driven by his knowledge of business operations and development, coaching and leadership, and expertise in social media marketing.

When you’re done listening, be sure to check out our other amazing shows with Aaron Velky, including Goal Setting The Purposeful Way and Habit Builds to Help You Hit Your Goals.

Some topics they discussed in this episode include:

Being the person that attracts what you want

Why you need to separate being from doing

The rewards and consequences people set up for themselves

The reality that there is no overnight success

How to shift the outcome to change your mindset

The reason most people don’t hit their goals

Living in incongruity

References and Links Mentioned:

https://ianlobas.com/ 

https://ianlobas.com/podcast/ 

http://frontrunner.group/

Aaron Velky on Facebook

Let Her Play: The Unfiltered Guide To Empowerment Through Sports – Aaron Velky

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