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People Profits Purpose – Giovanni Marsico – Episode 19 – Speaking with the founder of Archangel Academy & Genius Network Member

A bit about Giovanni:

Giovanni Marsico is the founder of Archangel  Academy – a private membership community of entrepreneurs that are making the world a better place through purpose driven entrepreneurship and philanthropy.  Inspired by the X-Men comic series, Marsico believes that everyone has a super power and when these superpowers are combined – great things can be achieved.

He also hosts the Archangel Summit – an annual gathering of leaders and professionals who want to do well by doing good.  100% of proceeds from the Summit are gifted to the Archangel Fund to make the world a better place.

  • Giovanni talks about growing up in Toronto – being a ‘gifted child’ and being bullied.
  • As a young adult, he became part of the Genius Network which inspired him to start the Archangel Movement.
  • The Archangel Academy works on the principle that everyone has a superpower – and when these superpowers combine, we can create a movement that makes the world a better place.
  • Giovanni believes that Archangel is more about creating a tribe than a business with a mission.
  • Marsico then created the Archangel Summit – an annual event that brings leaders together to create change.
  • Giovanni talks about his new book “The Gifted Entrepreneur” which will be released later this year
  • The key is to find your own super power and work to it.
  • Never stop dreaming.

01:00 Nick introduces Giovanni Marsico

02:00 Nick talks about meeting Giovanni.

03:00 Giovanni talks about his background – growing up in Toronto.  Being bullied for being a gifted child.  He discovered the “Xmen” comic book as a teenager where ‘gifted’ people played a central role in the series.   His love of comics led to the formation of Archangel – a tribal community of ‘super hero’ entrepreneurs.

05:20 Timeline from high school to founding Archangel – being part of the Genius Network that gave him the inspiration to start his own foundation

09:55Nick asks Giovanni “what makes a superhero” in his company.

11:10 Have you struggled with the feeling whether your efforts are worthy ?

11:50 Everyone has a superpower or gift – at first it seems like a curse, but it really is an advantage.

14:00 Nick asks Giovanni his take on negativity and ‘imposter syndrome’.  For most people it comes from their childhood.

16:00 How the current school model doesn’t fit the entrepreneur – that makes people think that there is something wrong with them because they don’t succeed in that environment.

17:30 How does Giovanni help develop future ‘superheroes’ recognising their talent and handle their ‘villain’.

18:30 How do you find out what your superpower is?  You can’t do it alone.  You need an external source to tell you what they rely on your for, what you’re enthused about.

19:30 Giovanni brings everyone’s superpowers together to create something special.  

20:00 What is the change you want to see in the world – and what are you doing to move in that direction – find similar people who want the same thing and start a movement.

21:30 How do you get three or four thousand people together to form the Archangel movement.

22:15 Who is an Archangel?  

25:00 Giovanni explains how to start a movement when you’re an entrepreneur.  How true fans become your ambassador.  Using knowledge about your loyal fans to attract like-minded people.

28:45 Nick asks Giovanni about his book – “The Gifted Entrepreneur” – based on your superpower and building a business on this.

31:00 Rapid Fire Questions – what would you tell your young self?

34:00 Giovanni talks about family – and how it impacts on his life.

36:00 Giovanni’s two recommended books – anything by Seth Godin

His favourite pastime, favourite food, what to be remembered for.

39:40 Contact details:

“Archangel academy.com”

“Archangel summit.com”

Tribes by Seth Godin

People Profits Purpose – Kevin Donahue – Episode 17 – Insights from the founder and CEO of Executive Sales Course

A bit about Kevin:

Kevin Donahue is an entrepreneur with over 20 years’ experience in sales, leadership and personal development. 

He is the CEO of Executive Sales Course – a company that specialises in creating revenue streams for entrepreneurs.  He also founded the Neural Performance Academy that helps people re-wire their brain after trauma.  Kevin also runs Surf and Serve – a service based retreat for executives.

Kevin believes in creating goals for yourself and working hard to achieve them to become a more successful person.

  • Kevin discusses his childhood, his education and the path that led him to sales and a career as an entrepreneur, leader and successful businessman.
  • In his 20s – Kevin gave it all away and moved to Costa Rica to fulfil some of his lifelong dreams.
  • He realised that by making firm goals and definitive timelines – you can achieve success.
  • After a motorcycle accident, Kevin founded the “Neural Performance Academy” – a foundation that helps rewire the brain to fill the missing parts after brain trauma.
  • Kevin also discusses his philosophy on life, who influences him and what drives him to success.
  • Kevin is also the founder of Surf and Surf – a leadership retreat where executives build homes and feed families in Central America. Participants learn the value of serving others.

01:10 Nick introduces Kevin Donahue.

02:24 Kevin talks about his background – growing up in Washington DC, going to College and gaining a degree in Criminal Justice but his passion for sales led him to working with big business.

07:00 In 2008, Kevin was in debt and asked himself ‘If I was free, what would I do?” He created a list of five goals that turned into a blueprint for his future achievements.

08:40 Within 9 months, Kevin achieved his goal – he sold everything and moved to Costa Rica

10:00 Kevin then followed the same blueprint to move onto different goals in his life.

10:30 Nick asks Kevin about the people who influenced him in his life.

11.00 Kevin talks about people who made an impact on his life – college teachers, CEO of businesses, colleagues his Father and Grand Father – these people taught Kevin the value of being courageous, power, leadership, family.

14:17 Kevin talks about people in history who have influenced him – who changed the world and their qualities – that includes modern day game changers and people younger than him.

15:30 Nick asks Kevin about his businesses today.

17:00 Kevin talks about how building relationships is the key to money. How success is all about building long term relationships.

18:30 Kevin discusses the difference in being a solutions-based person as opposed to a transactional-based person – when you change the mindset from selling to solving a problem – you’ll become more valuable. The bigger problems you solve – the bigger the cheque that comes to you.

20.20 Nick asks about Neuro Performance Academy.

20:50 Kevin talks about having a motorbike accident, suffering concussion and the side effects of his brain injury. This became the catalyst in creating the Neuro Performance Academy.

23:00 Kevin talks about the Neural Performance Academy and analysing how brains gather data and how we can re-wire the brain & nervous system to fill in the missing pieces.

26:00 Nick asks Kevin to explain what the treatment is like? Kevin outlines what happens when you go through the treatment.

29:00 Kevin discusses the “Genius Network” – how it grew, and how it helps, how to change the conversation.

31:00 Kevin talks about having the strength to ‘leave things behind’ – whether it’s a relationship, thinking or business.

34:30 Nick talks to Kevin about what stops entrepreneurs from taking the next step in becoming successful . Surrounding ourselves around people who are bigger than us and those who encourage us to do more

37:30 Ask yourself, who should I have on my team and who should I cut off my team. Successful people are part of a successful team.

39:15 Why purpose and passion is so important to Kevin?

42:00 Kevin talks about creating “Surf and Serve” – leading a trip of entrepreneurs to build homes and feed families in Costa Rica. Building a long term economic plan to help Costa Rica and help people with the gift of service.

45:00 Nick ask Kevin to explain how important your relationship is with your fiancée.

47:10 Kevin says that the things we have to be most patient for are the things that matter the most.
49:00 Nick hits Kevin with five Quick Fire questions including books, food and hobbies.

52:00 Kevin’s details – you can find Kevin on:
Linked In, www.surfandserve.com,
www.executivesalessource.com,
www.neuralperformanceacademy.com

53:30 Five hundred years from now, what’s one word you want to be known for?

 

Recommended Books

The Twelve Rules for Life – Jordan Pearson

The Alchemist – Paul Coelho

 

People Profits & Purpose Podcast – Dean Graziosi – Episode 16 – 45 Min power Session with Entrepreneur, Investor & Author Dean Graziosi

A bit about Dean Graziosi

Dean Graziosi knows how to create success. From extremely humble beginnings Dean started with a firewood business in high school, to a collision repair shop and his first real estate deal before the age of 20. From there he went on to create a multimillion dollar real estate business, became a Multiple NY Times best selling Author, 16 years everyday on TV and is one of the most watched real estate and success trainers of our generation.

Dean maximized the success and profits in each of these endeavors along his evolution and his businesses and brand have generated nearly $1 Billion Dollars in revenue. Dean is obsessed with sharing the Success Habits learned along this journey with the world.

In this episode Dean speaks about his upbringing, how to find your WHY and how it drives you day in and day out, giving gratitude and his new book “Millionaire Success Habits”

  • Dean talks about coming from humble beginnings and noticing a difference between successful people and his hard working parents.
  • Dean discusses the goal of becoming the best version of “us” focusing upon ourselves and that enthusiasm and authenticity will always outweigh perfection.
  • How the Secret of “Finding your Why Seven Times” can truly change your life and give you a sense of your life’s real purpose.
  • What is stopping you getting to the next goal in your life – anything after the ‘but’ is the story you need to address.
  • Dean talks about forcing yourself to practice gratitude every day and look back on what you’ve achieved along the way.

00:45 Nick introduces Dean Graziosi.

01:50 Dean briefly talks about his background and growing up.

03:30 Dean chats about how your thoughts can lie to you your whole life.

05:30 At a young age, Dean noticed different habits between his struggling parents and successful people.

06:30 Dean discusses the need to become the best version of ‘us’.

08:45 Nick asks Dean “Why property and what you have gotten from it”?

09:47 The theory that enthusiasm and authenticity will always outweigh perfection.

15:13 Dean talks about “Finding your why” – ask yourself ‘why’ seven times!

22:00 Nick asks Dean to talk about “what time has done for his life/success/insight” – gaining knowledge.

24:00 People spend years trying to avoid what they don’t want to do and they don’t focus on what they really want.

24:50 Dean asks the question – what is stopping you from whatever you want in life?

26:10 If you know where you want to go in life/business/success – what is stopping you is not what you think it is?  

27:00 Whatever the “But” is – becomes the story of what is stopping you from being successful.

28:20 Nick asks “What does it feel like to achieve a personal milestone”.

30:00 The curse and the blessing of the entrepreneur…

31:20 Force yourself to experience gratitude every day and look back on achievements.

33:15 Loving what you do and not retiring – getting money out of the way.

35:30 Dean tells a joke about a crazy gambler.                                                                                                     If everything went your way all the time – you would be bored.

37:10 Dean talks about his new book – “Millionaire Success Habits” – the rules for success.

40:00 Nick thanks Dean for his time.

BOOKS

Millionaire Success Habits – http://www.deansfreebook.com/

People Profits & Purpose Podcast – JP Sears – Episode 15 – JP’s advice on How to be Ultra Spiritual

A bit about JP: JP Sears is a life coach, author and internet comedian.  He has attracted a cult like following with his parodying of veganism, gluten-free fads, new age beliefs and ‘modern hippy’ topics through his social media platform ‘Awaken with JP’. What many people don’t realise is that JP Sears also runs his own successful serious life coaching and “emotional healing” business.  JP believes in living an authentic life and using the energy of playfulness to reveal the ‘real you’ and has recently released his first book “How to Be Ultra Spiritual – 12 ½ Steps to Spiritual Superiority” – because “brilliant people write books”. In this episode JP speaks about his upbringing, just How to Ultra Spiritual, he discusses the concept of embracing discomfort and the role of humour throughout life.
  • Even in his early years, JP Sears used comedy to get through different aspects of his life, family & education.
  • He became a life coach, mentor, and by chance, came up with comedy video which gathered over 100 million views.
  • His “Awaken with JP” series attracts millions of people on Youtube, Facebook, Instagram and other social media platforms.
  • JP Spears is still a serious life coach that believes spirituality is not a theory – it’s a connection or feeling that you’re part of something fluid and greater than you.
  • JP uses satire/humour to get his spiritual message across – he believes in using the energy of playfulness to talk about a deeper message and finding the ‘real you’.
  • JP encourages people to embrace discomfort to achieve a new level of successful living.
  • He hopes that people will release the constrictions of ‘seriousness’ to grow and develop in life.

00:55 Nick introduces JP Sears.

02:27 JP talks about where it all started – childhood, university, learning about nutrition discovering humour as a release.

05:45 JP discusses starting his internet channel – “How to Be Ultra Spiritual” and expressing his point of view through comedy.

09:05 Nick asks JP “what does spirituality mean to you”?

11:10 JP talks about having a spiritual connection and how it is “feeling orientated”.

14:20 Why do people feel the need to be spiritual?

15:05 What is “Vitamin P – Purpose” and why do we need it.

17:44 JP discusses the theory of Forrest Gump and how he simply followed his heart which led him to a life of purpose/adventure.

20:20 Nick asks JP why he took the satirical approach to get his deeper message across to the public.

24:20 How using humour constructively can help people get closer to their hearts and their true self.

28:10 Magic happens when we learn to laugh at those aspects of our lives that are important to us.

29:30 JP discusses the concept of “seriousness” and how it constricts and controls your mind.

33:30 What is the big lesson in life JP had to learn to grow?

36:40 JP talks about “embracing discomfort” and outlines an example in his life where he took on an uncomfortable situation and not playing it safe.

39:20 The next level of discomfort – once you take on discomfort you’ll be presented with the next level.

40:45 Nick talks to JP about a passage from his book – ridding yourself of being judgemental. Having your judgments – just don’t be judgemental of them.
44:40 JP Sears talks more about his book and people pursuing happiness more accurately in their life.

45:42 Nick asks JP about the influential people in his life.

46:00 What about JP ask his maker when he meets them?

47:25 Rapid Fire Questions with JP Sears…

49:50 How people can connect with JP Sears – Awaken with JP – social media

RELEVANT BOOKS
“How to be Ultra Spiritual” – by JP Sears
www.booktopia.com.au.

“Conversations with God” – Neale Donald Walsch
www.booktopia.com.au

People Profits & Purpose Podcast – Kute Blackson – Episode 14 (Part 2) – Intimate lessons from the author of You Are The One

Kute Blackson is an author, a coach, a speaker and an inspiration. Born in Ghana, the child of a Japanese mother and a Ghanaian father, Kute Blackson has been labelled as the next generation leader in the field of personal development. Kute’s fresh, bold look at spiritual awareness is about “Liberated Living” at its core, Kute believes you must break free of the person society and you think you should be and become your real self to live the life your heart truly desires. In Part 2 of this podcast, Kute explains what holds people back from who they really are, how to go about finding your true purpose and speaks about his new book – You Are The One.
  • Kute was born in Ghana, the son of a spiritual leader who preached in churches in both Africa and London.
  • His father wanted Kute to follow in his footsteps and become the church leader, but Kute knew this was not the path his heart and soul wanted to follow and broke away choosing ‘himself’ and following his own path.
  • He won a “Green Card” at 18 and set on his own journey to find answers and discover his true self.
  • Nick and Kute discuss what miracles really are and how we live miracles every day without realising it.
  • We all know that we should listen to our intuition, but until we strip ourselves of who we should be and uncover who we really are, we’ll never really trust and believe in our true self and intuition.
  • The process of finding out who we really are is about uncovering the layers of expectation, experience, environment and society beliefs.

01:05 Nick asks Kute “What is holding people back from being who we really are”

2:40    Being conditioned to think “Who you are is not enough” – waking up from the trance of not being yourself.

5:10    Nick discusses the pendulum effect.

7:00    What is spiritual?  Is it about doing or just about being true to yourself?

9:15    Kute explains that if you’re truly ‘in the zone’ of spirituality and who you care – you don’t have to show or flaunt it.

10:55 How do you go about find your purpose, still make money and be happy.

12:10 Stop consciously trying to finding your purpose.  Just take a step in the right direction.

14:00 Kute talks about his youth – how he took the step in the direction he wanted to follow.

15:05 Allow life to reveal itself to you –

  1. Ask yourself what you love,
  2. What specific skills do you have – your skills need to be aligned with your love.
  3. What problem you are uniquely able to solve – something that comes easy to you.

18:40 What group of people do you feel a genuine, authentic connection to?  That group of people is often showing you the group of people you are here to serve.

19:45 Your purpose chooses you, your dreams choose you!

20:41 When you find your purpose, that’s when the challenge begins and the work starts.

21:57 If you’re in a challenging situation – ask yourself “what lesson do I have to learn” and you ‘off course’ – we may need to dig a little deeper, or are you just being tested.

25:30 Nick asks Kute what was some of the best lessons he learnt from growing up with two different cultures from his parents.

27:20 Kute discusses his new book “You Are The One” – how the book changed from his original concept to what it became.

32:00 About the book – the India journey – lessons and wisdom learned.

33:10 Nick and Kute talk about death.

34:05 Kute talks about the top three or four influential people in their life.

36:00 Nick asks some rapid fire questions –  Kute’s bucket list items

36:40 Book that you’ve recommended the most to people

37:25 One Word that Describes You

37:37 Favourite Food Group.

37:50 Connecting with Kute – what he does and how to contact him.

Facebook/Instagram – Kute Blackson

Book information at “youaretheonebook.com’

Signature Program: “Boundless Bliss Bali” – 12 Day Training/Self Discovery

July and December every year.   “boundlessblissbali.com”

Sydney appearance – dates and details ‘alllightson.com”

42:00 Nick thanks Kute for his interview.

BOOKS

“You Are The One” – Kute  Blackson

People Profits & Purpose Podcast – Kute Blackson – Episode 14 (Part 1) – Intimate lessons from the author of You Are The One

Kute Blackson is an author, a coach, a speaker and an inspiration. Born in Ghana, the child of a Japanese mother and a Ghanaian father, Kute Blackson has been labelled as the next generation leader in the field of personal development. Kute’s fresh, bold look at spiritual awareness is about “Liberated Living” at its core, Kute believes you must break free of the person society and you think you should be and become your real self to live the life your heart truly desires. In Part 1 of this podcast, Kute enlightens us about his upbringing, provides insight into the topic of spiritual revolution and starts to unravel the the question of WHO you really are.
  • Kute was born in Ghana, the son of a spiritual leader who preached in churches in both Africa and London.
  • His father wanted Kute to follow in his footsteps and become the church leader, but Kute knew this was not the path his heart and soul wanted to follow and broke away choosing ‘himself’ and following his own path.
  • He won a “Green Card” at 18 and set on his own journey to find answers and discover his true self.
  • Nick and Kute discuss what miracles really are and how we live miracles every day without realising it.
  • We all know that we should listen to our intuition, but until we strip ourselves of who we should be and uncover who we really are, we’ll never really trust and believe in our true self and intuition.
  • The process of finding out who we really are is about uncovering the layers of expectation, experience, environment and society beliefs.

01:15 Nick introduces Kute Blackson.

04:00 Kute discusses his early childhood – and where his spark began.

06.45 Kute picks up his first self-help book that changes his life.

07.40 Kute talks about turning 18 and choosing ‘himself’ over what his Father expected of him.

10.40 Kute wins a Green Card to the United States to start his journey and quest to find answers.

14.00 Nick talks to Kute how we are a living miracle but we forget about it.

16.50 Kute asks his Father – How do miracles happen?

18.15 Controlling our lives – and surrendering to a bigger possibility.

20.50 Nick asks why do people need to believe in something?

23.00 Kute talks about the spiritual revolution – to wake up and find out who you really are.

24.50 Nick asks Kute how he trusted his inner guidance at 14?

27.00 Starting to acknowledge the ‘deep knowing’ within yourself.

29.50 The pain of ‘misalignment’ – where am I lying to myself. What am I pretending to not know?

32.40 Kute talks about intuition – conditioning clouds us to perceive clearly – how we lose the ability to trust our intuition.

36.05 Who are you? Are you the real you, or the person you’re conditioned to be

37.00 The process of removing layers of ourselves and the outcomes.

BOOKS

“You Are The One” – Kute  Blackson