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Do you know how to captivate people?

Today, you’ll find out how science can help make every social interaction more successful.

Vanessa Van Edwards is a national best selling author and the lead investigator at her human behavior research lab, ScienceofPeople.com. She is a professional people watcher and her goal is to crack the code of interesting human behavior. She shares her research with audiences around the world, and in her book Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People.

Vanessa also preaches the idea of being the most memorable person in the room, and what she preaches is exactly why we met. In this episode, we discuss why being memorable is valuable in networking, and how you can use her research to improve your social interactions both in person and online.

 

You will learn…

  • The key to good social interactions
  • The two types of game-changing relationships
  • Where people screw up the most in social interactions (and how to avoid it)

 

Click here to learn more and read the blog post at TheFoundation.com/podcast.

 

Resources

Direct download: Ep_224_-_Vanessa_Van_Edwards.mp3
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Don’t listen to self-doubt – anyone can live an abundant life.

Caitlin Pyle is an entrepreneur who started out as a freelance proofreader and, just three years ago, had zero knowledge about marketing and product creation. Now Caitlin and her husband Ben (also a Foundation alumni) manage BCP Media, a multi-million dollar media company with multiple blogs and digital products, including the site that started it all, Proofread Anywhere.

Caitlin’s life mission is to help hardworking people worldwide develop the success-oriented mindset and skills they need to generate income, from anywhere, online.



In This Interview I Ask:

  • 2:20 - How is Caitlin’s mindset different than it was three years ago?
  • 9:20 - Cultivating skills matters. Are there any skills that Caitlin is working on right now?
  • 10:40 - What is it like working with a spouse?
  • 13:45 - Tell me about the webinar “unlaunch.”
  • 16:40 - Where is Caitlin generating leads?
  • 21:00 - If someone is starting from scratch but wants the same kind of lifestyle that Caitlin has, where should they start?
  • 23:15 - What were the most significant mindset shifts that Caitlin has had over the past three years?



Mindset: What a Difference Three Years Make

“I look at skills as the real job security. If you can create your own income, you’re way better off than someone who depends on a job for income.”

Three years ago, Caitlin looked at earning money as something for other people. Seeing other people get money made her feel bad because it felt like there was less for her – it was a scarcity mindset that limited her.

This mindset still comes back from time to time, when she is on the precipice of something she never thought would be possible – but, every time, she has smashed through that barrier and life continues to get more abundant.



Real, Limitless Job Security

“We can create our own job security by learning new skills. The more skills you have, the more income you can generate – there really is no limit to it.”

Now Caitlin realizes that there is an almost endless well of opportunity in the world, especially online, if we learn to leverage our skills and make our own income.

Start by reflecting on where you are right now: what gets you excited? Chase the thing that excites you, find people who are doing that, and learn from them.

Don’t try to chase the big picture. Keep your focus on the step that is immediately in front of you, accomplish those smaller tasks, and then the big picture won’t look so impossible or overwhelming.



Resources

Direct download: Ep_223_-_Caitlin_Pyle.mp3
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If you are trying to start a business, you’ve probably been through some trials and tribulations along the way… and today we’re talking to someone who triumphed over their year of hell and came out stronger on the other side.

Kyle Racki is the CEO of Proposify, a seven-figure software business with $250k MRR after only three years. We discuss the start of his entrepreneurial journey, some of the challenges he had to overcome, and how he is growing Proposify.

 

Click here to learn more and read the blog post at TheFoundation.com/podcast.

 

Resources

 

Production & Development for The Foundation: Starting From Nothing Podcast by Podcast Masters

Direct download: Ep_222_-_Kyle_Racki.mp3
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We all know starting a business is hard – and it’s even harder when you have a full-time job and a family to feed.

Balancing all of these priorities is extremely difficult… but it’s not impossible.

Today’s guests, Dean Collura and Eliot Dill, were facing that exact challenge when they started TitleTap. However, they still managed to grow the company from nothing to hundreds of customers and hundreds of thousands dollars of revenue in just a few years.

In this episode, they will share how they got there, the challenges they faced along the way, and how you can bootstrap something when you have so many other responsibilities.

 

Click here to learn more and read the blog post at TheFoundation.com

 

Resources

 

Production & Development for The Foundation: Starting From Nothing Podcast by Podcast Masters

Direct download: Ep_221_-_Dean_Collura__Eliot_Dill.mp3
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Entrepreneurs and high achievers often struggle with the simple parts of living a good life, like relationships.

Today’s guest, Mark Manson, is the New York Times bestselling author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life, a blogger, and an internet entrepreneur – plus he’s hilarious, insightful, and wise.

We explore how he grows his business as an independent writer, why romance is an overrated aspect of relationships, and his plans for the future.

 

Click here to learn more and read the blog post at TheFoundation.com/podcast.

 

Resources

 

Production & Development for The Foundation: Starting From Nothing Podcast by Podcast Masters

Direct download: Ep_220_-_Mark_Manson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am CDT

Raj Jana scaled JavaPresse Coffee Co. to six figures of monthly revenue in just one year, and it’s only picking up steam.

 

Raj is the Founder and Chief Brewing Officer of JavaPresse Coffee Co., a company that creates innovative products that make coffee fun. He JUST left his day job (after working out an incredible deal to receive severance) and is gearing up to invest in the business full-time.

 

Click here to learn more and read the blog post at TheFoundation.com

 

Resources

Direct download: Ep_219_-_Raj_Jana.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am CDT

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