Chaos, Coaching & CEOs with John Murphy

Chaos, Coaching & CEOs with John Murphy

Chaos, Coaching & CEOs with John Murphy

John is the founder of John Murphy International, and coach to Fortune 100 companies, like Pfizer, Circle K, Merck, Airbus, and others. John's BHAG is to help his clients make a brilliant life for themselves and not just a brilliant living.In today’s episode, John and Monique are talking about why we should be focusing on what is important, John’s transition from being a CEO in the corporate world to being an independent coach to CEOs and how building his own business fits into his lifestyle.


[01:27] – Monique introduces her guest, John Murphy.


[01:41] – Please give us a little introduction to yourself, tell us where you from, and what have you done so far?

      • I’ve originally from Ireland
      • I spent my career in the corporate world.
      • I became the CEO of a pan European Insurance Group based in Dublin. 
      • In 2004 I set up my own coaching business, John Murphy International.

[03:10] – Why did you decide to leave the corporate world?

      • I was ambitious, I was young and I really want to make a mark.

[09:52] – Monique and John talk about leadership.


[28:59] – How are you approaching people who are successful already?

      • I think you’ve got to keep asking people, what actually really matters to them

[42:29] –  What did you do when you’ve lost your first wife and having these three beautiful teenagers but you were also a CEO in an insurance group?

      • I was angry, I was feeling sorry for myself, and asked how can I cope with all of that.
      • I went through a period where I really allowed myself to indulge in that.
      • I learned a lot by observing the three girls.

[50:05]  – What does efficiency mean to you?

      • I kind of put efficiency and effectiveness together. 
      • In order to be effective, you’ve got to be really clear about what’s important.
      • And then you bring efficiency in to actually make sure that you get the important things done.

[51:34] – Which of the three things would you keep repeating to get back to success?

      • Keep learning.
      • Stay connected.
      • Having rituals.


It is important for everyone to have that time of self reflection.

John Murphy

Leadership starts when no one is watching you.

Monique Lindner

True leaders are really vulnerable people and they display their vulnerability.

John Murphy


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Introversion, Immigration & Identity Raj Subrameyer

Introversion, Immigration & Identity Raj Subrameyer

Introversion, Immigration & Identity Raj Subrameyer

Raj Subrameyer is a motivational speaker, writer, and tech career coach who helps people step into the leadership role of their dreams through his services and speeches. He is helping countless people to discover their zone of genius and leverage it to live the life that they love. In his spare time, he loves traveling with his family and discovering new experiences which include craft beer.In today’s episode, Raj and Monique are talking about how overcoming self-doubt, low confidence, and low self-esteem as an introvert helped Raj become one of the top keynote speakers in the tech industry. The episode also goes into detail about discovering new ways to be highly productive and produce impactful work throughout this journey.


[01:27] – Monique introduces her guest, Raj Subrameyer.


[01:38] – Tell us about who you are, where you from, and what you do?

  • I’m a tech career coach.
  • I do speaking and writing for companies, I speak at various conferences on different topics, which includes AI, software development, and also non-tech topics like leadership, motivation, and then self-confidence.


[07:19] – When was the point that you felt like you had to change something to get out of this “inferiority syndrome” that you felt trapped within your family? 

  • The trigger-event was in the 2nd year of under-grad 
  • My family and me were in my room and I was again advised on what career path to take and it just didn’t feel right 


[09:13] – What made you think at that moment when you step up and speak up and prove them wrong?

  •  It’s all those small moments, which actually brought me to that moment where I had the blow-up with my parents. And I think it was all a gradual transition of small wins, which gave me the confidence.


[11:38] – How did your parents react? 

  • They were pretty shocked. 
  • And they were taken aback and they didn’t see that comment at all. 


[14:44] – What do you think did this situation cause within your brother, watching all of that?

  • My brother was oblivious, in terms of what was happening inside me, not to ay that he’s a great guy.


[21:17] – Talk to me about the decision to move to the US.

  • I came to the US in 2008 to pursue my master’s in software engineering.


[38:01] – Raj shares his experiences on the intercultural differences.


[48:34] – What was the biggest thing that changed for you being an introvert?

  •  I started looking for opportunities where I could get out of my comfort zone. 


[53:36] – What are you doing at that moment to overcome this fear and still introduce yourself?

  • The first thing is I realized everyone was human and they started from somewhere, everyone comes out as a baby.

[57:19] – What does efficiency mean to you?

  •  It would be trying to optimize processes. You can help to solve complex problems with simple solutions, and also help to finish work ahead of time.


[58:14] – Which of the three things would you do over and over again, to basically build your success up again?

  • Finding your purpose. 
  • Serving others to be happy in life. 
  • It’s never too late to make a change.


    You can never find a small-minded traveler.

    Raj Subrameyer

    You can help people solve complex problems with simple solutions.

    Raj Subrameyer

    Efficiency means trying to optimize processes.

    Raj Subrameyer


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    Falling, Faith & Family with Mohammad Gharbieh

    Falling, Faith & Family with Mohammad Gharbieh

    Falling, Faith & Family with Mohammad Gharbieh

    Mohammad Gharbieh is a Leader of HVAC company. Offering only the best heating and cooling systems around. Quality and excellent customer service have helped them grow to become one of the most trusted HVAC experts in the area.An unexpected injury changed his life. Mohammad fell off the back of a van only moving 5 mph and hit his head on the concrete. The consequences were extreme: no memory for 6 months, 3 doctors said he was gone. But somehow, someway he came back to work within 9 months only. In today’s episode, Mohammad and Monique are talking about safety as the number one factor at work, how to overcome such extreme challenges, and how faith and family play a huge role in recovery.


    [01:27] – Monique introduces her guest, Mohammad Gharbieh.

    [01:57] – Tell us about who you are, where you from, and what you’re doing?

    • My name is Mohammad Gharbieh, I was born and raised in Dallas, Texas.

    [4:20] – How is it like to be working with your dad, uncles, and your mom as well? 

    • Fortunately enough, we all work together as a team. We all appreciate everybody’s efforts.

    [05:52] – Do you think it’s a little bit of a cultural aspect that maybe your family business operates differently than traditional American Families?

    • I don’t know how many others are family companies, but a lot of companies are successful because they do treat people fairly. 


    [06:55] –  So how does it look like right now for you and your business, to take care of all of your employees, your family during a pandemic?

    • We’re trying to continue to grow the service and maintenance and replacement business to keep our guys busy. Even if they’re not working full-time we’re still paying them as if they were.

    [08:42] – What do you think about wannabe gurus out there who just fired 80% of their team?

    • I definitely think it’s about holding on to their money.

    [11:01] –  Mohammad talks about the crazy accident and what happened


    [15:16] – What do you think was the biggest lesson afterward that you would take from that experience?

    • Safety is the number one factor in everything that we do at work.


    [17:47] – What was it that impacted others so much that they would come to you for so long, so often, or maybe from far away?

    • I was a young kid who worked really, really hard, and tried to make the best for myself and my family. 
    • I never ever thought about myself. I was always a caring person for anybody and everybody around me.


    [19:08] – How did your wife help you after the accident when you had to recover, to get through all of that?

    • It’s really difficult because my wife, we found out a couple of weeks before I got hurt, that my wife was pregnant with our second baby.
    • The situation did not put her in a good place. But she constantly prayed for me, she prayed for me night and day, and she would beg God to get me better and she cared about me so much.
    • Nur (Mohammad’s wife) explains how she and her family handled the situation and how they cared for Mohammad in the hospital


    [33:56] – Do you even make any plans for the future? What are the next steps that you want to achieve for your family and for your business and for yourself just in general?

    •  Just be more efficient in everything that I do.


    [44:56] – Tell me what efficiency means to you?

    • Efficiency is improving and doing the best that you can do in any situation.


    [45:32] – Which of the three things would you do over and over again to get back to success? 

    • Trying new things.
    • Always show the best effort and everything that you do.
    • Stick to doing best for other people. 


    Whatever happens is what’s written for us already.

    Nur Ashour

    Safety is the number one priority for us, even above the quality of the qualities in our name.

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    If you pray for something, you have to pray with the faith knowing that God is going to answer your prayer.”

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    Practice, Patience & Persistence with David Schloss

    Practice, Patience & Persistence with David Schloss

    Practice, Patience & Persistence with David Schloss

    David Schloss is an online entrepreneur who began marketing in 2007 from his college apartment.Over the years, he has helped hundreds of businesses improve their website traffic, customer acquisition, and revenue using social advertising.His business, Convert ROI, enables businesses to succeed by taking complicated social ad plans and seamlessly turning them into easy-to-follow revenue-producing campaigns. He manages over $2.5mil per month in paid advertising via Facebook and Instagram.In today’s episode, David and Monique are talking about how he started in online marketing 13 years ago from his college apartment while managing a full school schedule. He built the entire business on school loans and reconfigured his schedule to focus more on business than school while still getting his degree.


    [01:27] – Monique introduces her guest, David Schloss.

    [01:55] – Tell everyone who you are and what you’re doing?

    • I’m an ad agency owner. I basically operate an agency out of Colorado first started in Florida.


    [03:43] – David talks about how life is in Miami.


    [06:08] – Are your parents also born in the US?

    • My dad was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. My mom was born in Havana, Cuba.


    [06:48] – Did you ever feel like in between cultures having a mom from Cuba?

    • Yes, so I was automatically supposed to know Spanish. That’s a default. 


    [11:05] – David talks about how he got into entrepreneurship.

    [23:45] – How did you get to the point of depression and how did you deal with it? 

    • It was all in my head and plenty of nights of crying and figuring out what the hell am I doing?
    • I just recorded what I’m thinking and feeling while changing my life simultaneously? 


    [34:45] – What happened when you were about to lose your business?

    • At that time I had a mentor I just began working with this guy. And he didn’t want anything from me.
    • He told me that it was in his own business that the seven-year mark was when things broke down, rebuilt it, and came back 10 times stronger. 


    [47:26] – What do you think was the top three or five pieces of advice you’ve got from different people that actually replied, that helped you snapping you out of this scenario?

    • So I came up with the idea of practice, patience, and persistence. 


    [1:00:20] – Tell me what’s the meaning of efficiency to you?

    • Efficiency now has to do more with not just taking an action to get something done, but it is meaningful action towards the bigger goal.


    [1:02:29] – What would be the three things that you would keep doing over and over again to get back to success?

    • I would have continually done move in the direction of having An agency.
    • I also believe that I would have to take my health a lot more seriously along the way.
    • I would have continued the day trade.


    If you can’t get to the seven-year mark to your business and have some sort of downfall. It’s inevitable that it’s going to happen.

    David Schloss

    When things broke down, rebuilt it and came back 10 times stronger.

    David Schloss

    Keep practicing your craft. Be very persistent with continuing to do it. And then your patience comes along.

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    Haters, Hopes & Happiness with Steve Tan

    Haters, Hopes & Happiness with Steve Tan

    Haters, Hopes & Happiness with Steve Tan

    Steve Tan - A Singapore serial entrepreneur with over 13 years of e-commerce and digital marketing experience. Steve along with his brother Evan Tan has sold over $100 million worth of products from their e-commerce stores, including one that has generated over $360,000 in revenue in a single day. Featured in major publications such as Forbes, Entrepreneur, and TheNextWeb, Steve & Evan actively share their learnings through international events and their 80,000-member strong eCommerce Elites Masterminds Facebook group.In today’s episode, Steve and Monique are talking about the ups and downs of the eCommerce journey and how to build strategic methods for creating new brands and scaling new stores from zero to 8 figures in a matter of weeks.


    [01:14] – Monique introduces her guest, Steve Tan.


    [01:27] – Who you are and what you do?

        •  I’ve been an e-commerce entrepreneur for about 15 years now.
        •  I run multiple businesses I have the software business, drop-shipping agency.

    [03:34] – Steve talks about how he started the e-commerce business with his brother.

    [23:24] – Steve shares a little bit about how he got into with forex trading.

    [40:57] – Tell me about how you grew up and also explain why your mom actually moved to China?

        • I grew up from a single-parent family.
        • My uncle who’s doing pretty well in China asked if my mom wants to explore doing business with him in China.
        • I think I gave my mom the encouragement, that is why she took the fate to go to China.

    [43:58] – Did your brother tag along with you straight away?

        • He was alone with our helper in Singapore. We were all separated in our different regions.  

    [49:06] – Let’s dive in a little bit into this whole hater situation and also into the burnout. What do you think did you learn from your family that actually helped you through getting all of the hate, especially in the beginning when you first experienced it?

        • The only thing I took away was, don’t fight media.
        •  I think I do have a very strong mindset.

    [1:04:12] – How do you feel is it working with your brother?

        • Me and my brother were very close since we were young.

    [1:10:46] – What does efficiency mean to you?

        • Efficiency means not being able to do things in the fastest and probably smartest way.

    [1:11:39] – Which three things would you do over and over again to get back up to success?

        • Mindset.
        • You need to be a hustler.
        • Having digital marketing knowledge is definitely one of the most important keys to turning my tight.


    If you don’t build your dreams, someone will hire you to build theirs.

    Steve Tan

    Focus on the outcome and do whatever it takes to bring yourself to the next step.

    Steve Tan

    When one door closes another door opens.

    Steve Tan


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