Fitness, Failure & Feeling Good with Michael Chu

Fitness, Failure & Feeling Good with Michael Chu

Fitness, Failure & Feeling Good with Michael Chu

Michael Chu is no feather weight in business. He is a 10x National Karate Champion and runs a high-end 7 Figure Business. As a Business Growth Expert he helps entrepreneurs to achieve Peak Performance through Nutrition, Training and lifestyle changes.In today’s episode, Michael and Monique are talking about that being in great shape doesn’t have to mean you need to struggle and sacrifice something for it. Imagine: What if you could make the same amount of money, but work less? Or what if you could make the same amount of money and be in great shape? Found out in this episode how you can achieve all of that!

HOT TOPICS OF THE EPISODE

[01:41] – Monique introduces her guest, Michael Chu.

 

[01:46] – Tell everyone who are you and what are you doing?

        • I’m the founder of champion development
        • We help entrepreneurs, network marketers and direct sales leaders win in their business, and we help them by winning with their health so they can grow in their wealth and their relationships as well. 

[02:27] – How you use health to actually accelerate wealth?

        • I’ve always believed that like your energy, your health, your routines directly impact all the other areas of your life.

[05:49] – Did you experience burnout? How did it impact your mental health, your emotional health, and your energy?

        • I always relate to the fact that I was starting to make more money, but my fulfillment was in the dumps.
        • When I invest in my health, I invest in my business directly.

[12:22] – How will all of this wealth not fulfill them if they don’t have their health and energy. How do you approach that with them?

        • First thing is to make sure that people realize that I’m trying to show them that they can have both. 
        • What I do try and present to them is to just consider what if you could make the same amount of money, but workless? 

[21:38] – Can you pinpoint the top three self-sabotaging behaviours that come with our health habits?

        • Limiting belief about working hard.
        • The poor mentality around food.
        • A relationship to being fit equals miserable.

[34:36] – So what did you struggle the most to go from training seven days a week and then get into business and then having to find your own way of actually works for you?

        • I think the first one was my own ego.
        • The second was when I finally confronted
        • My third struggle was I did what everybody else does.

[40:18] – What do you think the hardest thing you had to do in business and your journey?

        • I made a decision to move roles and go chase what I thought was going to be a bigger opportunity.  

[44:11] – Talk to me about why you didn’t expect entrepreneurship to be a roller coaster?

        • I think I prepared for challenges.
        • I was expecting a little bit of bumpiness and roller coaster, but I didn’t expect the straight dropdown. 

[49:42] – What are the top three things that you will definitely do all over again, to get back to where you are today?

        • Learn the skill of sales.
        • Committing to learning personal growth and leadership.
        • Learning how to create balance and fulfillment and how you manage time. 

[52:08] – What does efficiency mean to you?

        • Maximum production with the least amount of effort or time. 

 

AWESOME RESOURCES WE TALKED ABOUT

IN THIS EPISODE

 

IMPACTFUL QUOTES OF THIS EPISODE

A man with his health has thousands of dreams. And without his health only has one dream.

Michael Chu

You either invest in your health today, or you pay for your illnesses later.

Monique Lindner

Efficiency is maximum production with the least amount of effort or time

Michael Chu

Poverty, Pain & The Power of Progression with John Marrone

Poverty, Pain & The Power of Progression with John Marrone

Poverty, Pain & The Power of Progression with John Marrone

John Marrone ultimately hit rock bottom when he found himself sitting in a jail cell after years over years of living life full of selfishness, anger & in a victim mentality. One day, he found himself sitting in the attic with 4 feet of water in the house during Hurricane Sandy John had the fear of death and he realized that enough was enough and he no longer wanted to live a mediocre life and felt compelled to ensure that no one else lives a life of mediocrity either. He set out to arm himself with whatever it took to help people become the best version of themselves. He relentlessly spent the last decade studying and interviewing the most innovative, inspiring, and brilliant minds in the world. Now, as a world-renown speaker and life coach sharing the stage with people like Tony Robbins and Eric Thomas, In today’s episode, John and Monique are talking about John’s mission to help you peel back the layers and unveil the authentic and unstoppable you.

HOT TOPICS OF THE EPISODE

[01:56] – Monique introduces her guest, John Marrone.

 

[02:34] – Tell everyone a little bit about you.

  • I’m a transformational coach as well as a transformational speaker.
  • I give actionable tools to start creating the ultimate version of that person so they could design a life they always wanted to live.

 

[05:15] – Tell me what is your version of the motivation turning that into inspiration and then into transformation with your clients.

  • It starts with the reason.
  • Motivation is temporary, inspiration lasts a little bit longer, but your “WHY” is the whole thing that keeps you going.

 

[09:26] – When was the first time in your life that kind of like your alarm went off and did you listen to it?

  • Choose where you’re at now as the bottom and never going any further and use that as your platform to go ahead and expedite everything you’re doing to get the results you want.

 

[20:26] – Why do you think you got addicted? Why do you think you got to the point to jail? Why do you think you ended up in that house with Hurricane Sandy when everybody else may be left? Why do you think you ended up there?

  • I try to fit in everywhere because I think I was trying to be accepted. And so that became an addiction to become accepted.
  • And going back to Hurricane Sandy, the label was like, I’m invincible.

 

[25:25] – Why did ending up in jail not change anything for you but the hurricane did?

  • I just spent six months on house arrest like nothing’s changed. And then I met my wife.
  • When Hurricane Sandy came, and I thought I was gonna die. I realized it could be gone like that.
  • I realized life is so precious.

 

[35:50] – So how does this control part show up for you?

  • Either you want to control or you want fulfillment. You can’t have both. 

[44:15] –  If you have someone who’s struggling with knowing who they are and trying to fit in, how would you tell them how to take off their masks without worrying that they’re not accepted or they don’t belong?

  • The first step is you got to know who you are. 
  • You can’t be everything to everyone.
  • Care about what the right people think.
  • The hardest thing to do is to be authentically you.

 

[51:35] – Besides all of the titles, in one sentence, who is John Marrone?

  • Somebody who realizes that his past doesn’t determine his future, somebody who wants to create the ultimate version of himself and his life he always wants to live while doing it to the masses and helping others.

 

[58:30] – What does efficiency mean to you?

  • Efficiency means to me daily progression.

 

[59:51] – If you had to start all over again, which of the three things would you keep doing to get where you are today?

  • Number one is perspective. 
  • Number two is massive self-awareness.
  • And three, be grateful for where you’re at and then get comfortable being uncomfortable.

     

    AWESOME RESOURCES WE TALKED ABOUT

    IN THIS EPISODE

     

    [18:41] Monique’s TEDx talk about Turning Pain into Power: https://www.moniquelindner.com/tedx-chiang-mai-women-the-power-of-resiliency/

    [43:57] – Brené Brown: https://fs.blog/2014/10/brene-brown-guilt-shame/

    [1:02:34] – John Marrone’s Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/power-of-progression/id1437080390

    IMPACTFUL QUOTES OF THIS EPISODE

    Motivation is temporary, inspiration lasts a little bit longer. But your “WHY” is the whole thing that keeps you going.

    John Marrone

    Worrying about tomorrow’s problems ruins today’s piece

    John Marrone

    Choose where you’re at now as the bottom and never going any further and use that as your platform to go ahead and expedite everything you’re doing to get the results you want.

    John Marrone

    Instagram, Influence and Identity with Eddie Smith

    Instagram, Influence and Identity with Eddie Smith

    Instagram, Influence & Identity with Eddie Smith

    Eddie started geeking out about Instagram in 2015 and hasn’t looked back since. He learned how to turn smartphones into mobile billboards to spread your message to the masses.He went from selling billboards for iHeart Media to helping businesses grow their audience on Instagram and found a way to quickly source hashtags for maximum traffic and minimum effort.In today’s episode, Eddie and Monique are talking about the key to unlocking Instagram’s success even if you’re not famous without buying fake likes or lame followers.

    HOT TOPICS OF THE EPISODE

    [01:56] – Monique introduces her guest, Eddie Smith.

     

    [03:02] – Tell us who you are and what you do.

    • My name is Eddie Smith, a regular guy, trying to make a big impact.
    • I own a marketing agency, and I do some coaching and consulting as well.

     

    [10:45] – What were you doing as an athlete and how did you get to go through this identity shift?

    • I was bigger, better, faster, stronger.
    • I’ve got in trouble. And because I got in trouble they told me I couldn’t play sports at this new school that I went to.
    • I replace it with Instagram, and I started to recreated myself.

     

    [18:33] – How can you compare Instagram and being an athlete?

    • It’s like the way my brain works.

     

    [22:03] – Tell us a few of your results because I don’t think people actually know what freaking crazy results you can get on IG

    • I used to be able to grow an Instagram account from zero to 100,000 followers in 90 days or less.

     

    [25:08] – What are the most important things of growing Instagram accounts?

    • Mostly it’s about a community. 
    • It’s about consistency, 
    • Reach
    • Frequency

     

    [45:56] – Can you bust some myths for us about hashtags, for example, where to post them?

    • I think hashtags are really important.
    • If the community, consistency, reach and frequency is like your car, hashtags are the gas.

     

    [51:08] – I want to know what’s up for you in the new year?

    • My big goal is to get my book and my book out.
    • It’s about the lessons I’ve learned throughout my life.

     

    [56:23]  – What does efficiency actually mean to you?

    • Efficiency for me is like doing something in a way that allows you to minimize because this is something that you can’t control, sometimes it would minimize the possibility of having to do it again.

     

    [57:43] –  What are your favorite three things to do to get to where you are right now?

    • People will not understand your vision because they can’t see it as you can.
    • Even if you don’t understand it but you know that it’s the right thing. Do it, because there’s a lesson to be learned.

     

    AWESOME RESOURCES WE TALKED ABOUT

    IN THIS EPISODE

     

    [26:11] – Stockssnap.io: free stock photos for your IG account  –  https://stocksnap.io/ 

    [26:21] – Phonto: an app to easily design photos and add text to them –  https://phon.to/download

    [37:29] – Planoly: an IG approved integrated app to schedule your posts directly on IG and build out a beautiful grid –   https://www.planoly.com/

    [50:36] – Flick: A powerful Hashtag research and planning tool  –  https://flick.tech/

    IMPACTFUL QUOTES OF THIS EPISODE

    If you don’t find something that fills your soul up, all the money in the world, all the riches, all the whatever, it won’t ever mean anything.

    Eddie Smith

    Even if you don’t understand it, but you know that it’s the right thing. Do it, because there’s a lesson to be learned.
    Eddie Smith

    Building your community is more about finding the people or the people might find you that you have this shared vision with and then support each other.

    Eddie Smith

    Agency, Analyzing & the Art of Business with Ray Blakney

    Agency, Analyzing & the Art of Business with Ray Blakney

    Agency, Analyzing & the Art of Business with Ray Blakney

    Ray has bootstrapped multiple 6 and 7-figure businesses. For the last 5 years, he has been able to run 3-5 businesses at the same time all while having free time to spend. The "secret" to how he had been efficient enough to do all of this is simply discipline.Ray owns a website called livelingua.com, which is the third-largest online language school in the world.In today’s episode, Ray and Monique are talking about how he flipped his definition of failure: “Failing is not when a business doesn't work or doesn't make money, failure is when you stopped trying. And if you never stopped trying, you will never fail.” which enabled him to make building businesses his art.

    HOT TOPICS OF THE EPISODE

    [02:04] – Monique introduces her guest, Mr.Ray Blakney.

    [02:21] – Explain everyone out there what the sword fighting is.

    • I’ve been practicing the Japanese martial art called kendo for going on dating myself back for about 20 years now. So kendo is the way of the sword and I have been practicing it since I was 22.

     

    [04:00] – Tell me when you’re not sword fighting, what else are you doing in your business?

    • I own a website called livelingua.com. It’s the third-largest online language school in the world and I run it with my wife.
    • I own a website called twiducate.com
    • I also owned a chocolate factory in the Philippines before 
    • I am the host of the Anomalous Educator Podcast which helps teachers make money online.

     

    [05:26] – Starting businesses and making them successful is a kind of art for you, explain a little bit about that.

    • The creative process is what I like because you get to try things, you get to see what works what doesn’t and you get to go back and fix it.

     

    [10:16] – So when you bootstrap a company, how do you approach everything from the get-go? 

    • I’m not creating something that nobody’s ever thought of before, like Steve Jobs, or Elon Musk, or all those people out there.
    • For launching businesses, see a need, check that there’s a need, confirm there’s a need and then just do it.

       

    [14:10] – How did you get to the point of having this mindset of “failure is not a total failure, I always get something out of it.”

    • I flipped my definition of failure. Failing is not when a business doesn’t work or doesn’t make money, failures when I stopped trying. And if I never stopped trying, I never failed.

     

    [15:32] – How did you approach your new content marketing strategy?

    • I put Comic Sans and made the whole presentation like a comic book.
    • And to my surprise, half the room came up to me with this marketing methodology that we use in my companies and said. “Can you do that for us?”
    • So that planted the seed for the agency

     

    [29:40] – So how important do you think is research in the beginning before you even start putting out content, writing content for clients?

    • It’s like any other construction, right? You can put a beautiful house on it. But if the base is bad, it’s going to crumble in a year or two. And we need to do that for your business as well.

     

    [31:31] – Do you think that a lot of entrepreneurs that they’re going wrong with the research or not even doing it or don’t know how to do research for their business?

    • I think most advanced entrepreneurs might do that because they’ve learned the value in it. 

     

    [33:03] – If you’re starting a new business, do you ask audiences some questions? Do you, like to use the Ask method? Do you use like only the keyword research? What do you use?

    • I generally stick with keyword research because I assume I use a little bit of the Ask method now because I do have a network and audiences I can do it for.

     

    [35:59] – After the research how do you think should entrepreneurs use the results?

    •  The research should help you find who your audience is.

     

    [38:52] – What actually makes you efficient in a discipline?

    • I developed discipline kind of later in life.
    • Discipline is what gives me freedom.

     

    [42:44] – You said you use the discipline to be very self-driven. But you don’t believe in working, what your passion is.

    • I think people confuse passion with their why.
    • If you did a good job and figure out what your why is. That’s enough for you to at least take one step towards it that day.

     

    [46:03] – So how important is efficiency to you now that you have multiple businesses?

    • Discipline is key to me be able to do what I’m doing.
    • I use an app called wunderlist.

     

    [51:14] – What does efficiency mean to you?

    • Efficiency is just getting as close to that goal as I can today.

     

    [52:01] – What are the top three tips for starting a business?

    • The first one is research.
    • Make sure you plan that you have the time to do this business.
    • A final tip would be “just do it.” 

       

      AWESOME RESOURCES WE TALKED ABOUT

      IN THIS EPISODE

       

      [04:55] – The Anomalous Educator Podcast  –  helps teachers make money online: http://anomalouseducator.com/category/podcast/

      [33:13] – The Ask Method – a bulletproof way to market research your audience: https://book.askmethod.com/

      [50:23] – Wunderlist – stay productive with this wonderful app: https://www.wunderlist.com/

      IMPACTFUL QUOTES OF THIS EPISODE

      For launching businesses, see a need, check that there’s a need, confirm there’s a need and then just do it.

      Ray Blakney

      Discipline is what gives me freedom.

      Ray Blakney

      Failing is not when a business doesn’t work, or doesn’t make money, failures when I stopped trying. And if I never stopped trying, I never failed
      Ray Blakney

      Dating, Data & Discussions with Kyree Oliver

      Dating, Data & Discussions with Kyree Oliver

      Dating, Data & Discussions with Kyree Oliver

      Meet the young man who owns a marketing company, is a life coach, business consultant and so much more. Kyree Oliver started in 2013 and didn't have any idea about what a podcast is all about. All he wanted to do, was impacting people. So he started asking people in his nuclear environment and beyond, to talk to him. He interviewed them on all kinda topics, in order to understand the quest of life a bit more. First, Kyree started with his friends, uncles, and slowly moved to interviewing doctors, lawyer, monks and even death row inmates. In today’s episode Monique and Kyree talk about how he gave himself an opportunity to pull from multiple different sources as a role model and how he now uses this knowledge to impact people on the daily.

      HOT TOPICS OF THE EPISODE

      [01:56] – Monique welcomes her guest, Kyree Oliver

       

      [02:04] – Tell us a little bit about your background.

          • I’m from California
          • I own a marketing company. I do sort of life coaching. I do business consulting for people

      [03:35] – How did you get to the point of being able to communicate calmly, but also to just give space to all of these different perspectives?

          • I think it was detaching myself from other people’s perspectives. Like, they don’t need to think the way that I think in order for me to think the way that I think.

      [06:00] – Where does that come from? Why would we want to influence other people’s opinions so much?

          • All of us think that if more people thought like us, the world would be a better place. I think everybody thinks that

      [07:19] – How would you take steps to the detachment of other people’s opinions?

          • I don’t think I’d say anything to those people. Our perspective isn’t the same

      [09:09] – How do you navigate the in-between of like voicing your opinion without discriminating against other people?

          • My job is to make as compelling a case as possible for people to either agree with the way that I think or figure out a better way to think about that same topic.

      [11:39] – How did you get into like, being so focused on this topic (masculinity), and why is it so important that we are talking about it?

          • So I think that no matter who we are as people, no matter what group we belong to, what country you’re from, I think we’re all led by masculine and feminine energy

      [12:50] – Did you have the role models that you needed as a child?

          • I had multiple role models.
          • And by me not having that (father figure), it gave me an opportunity to pull from multiple different sources.

      [13:49] – Can you give me a rough picture of what masculinity looks like to you?

          • Three pillars
          1. A soft heart is your empathy.
          2. Thick skin is your emotional intelligence.
          3. The hard head is your grit determination.

      [16:06] – How did you learn all of these things and then adapting it to your own version.

          • I think I just started piecing information together and I started seeing trends.

      [17:44] – How did you conduct these 800+ interviews and how did you get people to speak to you?

          • I just started asking the people around me I started asking co-workers, family, friends, and it kind of just grew from there
          • I’ve interviewed almost any type of person you can think of.

      [19:00] – What stuck out to you when you interviewed all of them?

          • I genuinely just listened to people for who they were and what their experiences were.

      [20:22] – What made the difference for you when you switched over from work first to basically life first?

          • I learned how I’m supposed to set my life up before it needed to be set up that way.

      [23:46] – I want to know if you have any dating efficiency tips?

          • The people who are most skeptical about it, they see it as a waste of time. They’re usually people who aren’t very good at it. And often they’re not very good at it. Because they haven’t put a whole lot of time in developing themselves to be the right person to do it.

      [26:29] – How can they find out about it?

          • It’s all asking yourself those difficult questions.
          • And I think you can do to dig until you come up with an answer

      [28:22] – How do you make sure you don’t have to be just one thing and you’re good at advertising and life coaching?

          • Commitment to being a well-rounded person is probably the biggest thing.

       

      [29:40] – Monique talks about Ikigai.

          • The Japanese concept of combining the thing that you’re really good at was the thing that you’re really passionate at was the thing that you can make money off into your life’s purpose

      [31:14] – How do you assess the person itself and not what they were doing?

          • I start forming my opinion or informing my opinion just based on how I watch them interact with themselves and the world around them.

      [32:05] – Is it more important for you of how people act or how they speak?

          • Both are very important.

      [32:27] – What would you tell to influence a million people right in front of you?

          • Probably it would be just sort of generic advice of finding what’s right for you and chasing what that is

      [34:14] – Is there a specific routine to improve yourself?

          • I wouldn’t say that there’s a routine as far as how to change it. It’s just a consistent, concerted effort.

       

      [35:34] – What does efficiency mean to you, then?

          • I would boil it down to the best use of time. And maybe the best use of time is to relax sometimes maybe the best thing is to not do anything.

       

      [36:33] – what would be time-wasters for you?

          • The time that I spend leading up to what I know I’m supposed to do or what I know, I need to do next.

       

      [38:03] – Which would be the top three things that you would suggest anyone doing?

          • I’d say getting very clear on what your purpose is as quickly as possible and then designing your life around what that purpose is.

       

      AWESOME RESOURCES WE TALKED ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE

       

      IMPACTFUL QUOTES OF THIS EPISODE

      They don’t need to think the way that I think in order for me to think the way that I think

      Kyree Oliver

      The goal is to grow. The goal isn’t to be correct

      Kyree Oliver

      Getting very clear on what your purpose very quickly or as quickly as possible and then designing your life around what that purpose is
      Kyree Oliver

      FIND OUT MORE ABOUT KYREE OLIVER

      Website
      www.influkz.com

      Facebook
      Facebook.com/kyreeoliver1994

      Instagram
      Instagram.con/Kyree

      The 5 Steps to A Perfect Morning Routine for Busy Leaders

      Are you chasing time & energy to finally have the massive impact you are dreaming of, only to realize by the end of the day - you got neither time nor impact? And what was it again you have been doing today? You were so busy. Let´s grab the bull by the horns and change this today. How? By setting you up for success EVERY MORNING. 

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