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Haters Vs. Criticism, with Andy Frisella – MFCEO127

It’s great if you are out there trying to build a business and life of value. But too many people out there are complaining that they have “haters.” According to The MFCEO Andy Frisella, very few people have accomplished anything significant enough to have haters. The haters are imaginary; they exist in the minds of people who want to create excuses for their lack of progress. In reality, you might be on the receiving end of legitimate criticism. If that’s the case, don’t call it “hate.” Accept it humbly. Learn from it. And use it to truly accomplish great things.

Self Made, with Andy Frisella – MFCEO126

Mike Dillard is a dad, entrepreneur, thought-leader, and freedom fighter who has helped thousands of people build wealth to live the life of their dreams. Also the host of the “Self-Made Man” podcast, Mike joins the MFCEO crew to talk about the keys to success in business and life, with special attention paid to the process of self-development, as well as the finer points of online marketing and sales. Filled with Mike’s practical insights and brave transparency, this episode is one of the best ever.

Follow Your Blockers, with Andy Frisella – MFCEO125

In entrepreneurship and in life, timing is vitally important. A good decision made at the wrong time is a wrong decision. Like a good NFL running back, you have to know when to let obstacles in your way pass–and when to move ahead and plow right through them. In this episode, Andy Frisella explains that while mastering the art of timing is very difficult, the very first step is to be aware of its incredible importance.

Entrepreneur: Are You Or Aren’t You?, with Andy Frisella – MFCEO124

Gerard Adams, known as “The Millennial Mentor,” is a thought leader, serial entrepreneur, angel investor, and philanthropist, with a simple purpose: to inspire others to leverage their passions to create the successful lifestyles they dream of. In this episode, Adams joins Andy Frisella and The MFCEO Project crew to discuss everything from work ethic to personal branding.

Personal Branding, with Andy Frisella – MFCEO123

What is personal branding? Is it only important for a chosen few or everyone? Recently, Andy Frisella was featured in an Inc. Magazine article on the topic. Whether it is being mindful of the online presence you have cultivated over time, transferring solid social skills from real life to digital platforms, or creating content that is an authentic reputation of who you really are, successful entrepreneurs have to be aware of the critical issues connected to personal branding.

Toot Toot, with Andy Frisella – MFCEO122

This is a 2-for-1 Thursday Thunder! First: are you an entrepreneur who likes to take “the shotgun approach?” Do you come out with a product, release it to the public, it goes “okay” but not good, so you just move on to another product–or even another company? According to Andy Frisella, most people don’t understand that success takes time and tenacity. They don’t have the aggressive patience necessary to succeed. Without it, they will bounce from one thing to the next and never enjoy the amazing results that are bound to come. Second: When it comes to personal branding, are you comfortable tooting your own horn? You need to be. If you don’t, nobody else will do it for you.

Retention Before Acquisition, with Andy Frisella – MFCEO121

When you’re in business, most of your revenue is generated by repeat customers. So it is not only important to gain customers, it is vitally important to keep them. You cannot think of customers as a one-time transaction; but rather think of them in terms of their lifetime value. In this episode of The MFCEO Project, Andy Frisella explains how to gain, maintain, and retain customers. Bottom line: if you want to move up in the world of business, you’ve got to learn how to follow-up and follow-through.

Your Best, with Andy Frisella – MFCEO120

“I’m doing my best.” That’s what people say all the time. But Andy Frisella asks, “what is your best?” According to The MFCEO, “your best” is always developing, always evolving. That’s why you can’t ever really say you’ve achieved your best. Instead, you should be constantly pushing yourself to your best, which will always be just out of your reach.

Millenial Mentality, with Andy Frisella – MFCEO119

In the last couple weeks, a video by Simon Sinek discussing Millenials in the workplace has gone viral. In this episode, Andy Frisella interacts with Sinek’s key points; sharing his thoughts on the strengths and weaknesses of the Millenial generation, as well as his insights for any employers or entrepreneurs who work with Millenials. Regardless of your age or generation, the basic principles of success and happiness remain the same: work hard, invest in deep relationships, and commit to the long haul

Five Days In, with Andy Frisella – MFCEO118

It’s already five days into the new year and some people who made grandiose resolutions have already compromised them. According to the MFCEO, that is exactly why they don’t have the life they want – and that is entirely their fault. What is it going to take for people to understand that wanting success and being a real practitioner of success are two different things. Even if you’ve already screwed up your plan, stop being in love with the idea of success and start actually working toward it. Now.

Recalibrate, Part 4: Perseverance, with Andy Frisella – MFCEO117

“Never give up.” In business and in life, we hear this a lot. But what does it take to persevere? What expectations for pursuing goals and dreams set people up for disappointment and failure. Here’s the reality: anything worth doing in life is going to be very, very hard. You have to understand the mindset and the method for pressing on or you’re not going to make it. In part 4 of the 4-part series Recalibrate, Andy Frisella unpacks his thoughts on the all-important quality of perseverance.

MFCE HO HO HO, with Andy Frisella – MFCEO116

Thinking over the last year, Andy Frisella says he is incredibly grateful for the success of The MFCEO Project, as well as the successes of his other businesses. In this episode, two days before Christmas, Andy urges everyone to cultivate a positive attitude, focus on the things you are thankful for, and bring others with you on the road to success and happiness.

Recalibrate, Part 3: Motivation, with Andy Frisella – MFCEO115

A few people in life are gifted with a natural talent for self-motivation. But most men and women on Earth struggle to motivate themselves. In this episode of The MFCEO Project – the third of the Recalibrate series – Andy Frisella unpacks his thoughts on overcoming the things that undermine our will to act – from self-doubt and discouragement to difficulty and defeat.

The Intangibles, with Andy Frisella – MFCEO114

“Steve” is “the average mother f*cker.” He buys all the success books. He goes to all the seminars. But nothing ever changes for him. Why? According to Andy Frisella, he doesn’t have “The Intangibles.” These are: heart, desire, drive, passion, intensity, a will to win. Do you have these? If you don’t, nothing will ever change for you, either. If you do, you’ll be part of the 1 percent that truly achieve success and greatness. Ultimately, your actions will answer that question.