Entries by vaughnkohler

Discipline Is The Difference, with Andy Frisella – MFCEO140

What really matters when it comes down to being successful? It’s not motivation. It’s discipline. Anybody can give 100 percent at the gym when they feel like it. Anybody can do the work they need to do when they feel like it. But it is the people who are completely unmotivated and even repulsed by the thought of hitting the gym or doing the work – and do it anyway! – that are the ones who truly dominate in everything they do.

How to Integrate Subject Matter Expertise and Sales, with Andy Frisella – MFCEO139

When it comes to sales, you can’t settle for mastering product knowledge.That’s too myopic. You have to broaden your approach to include a comprehensive knowledge and expertise, not just of a particular product, but of the whole industry or field of which your product is one part. As Andy Frisella says, you have to be “the guy.” You yourself have to be a holistic resource for your customer. Those who do that will reap benefits for your brand and bottom line.

Your Sacrifice Is Normal, with Andy Frisella – MFCEO138

You think you’re making a sacrifice in the pursuit of your dream? You think you are giving up so much as you work to build your business? Andy Frisella says that you need to radically readjust your thinking on the matter. Pain and struggle and sacrifice are a normal part of achievement. You aren’t doing anything that anyone who has ever achieved greatness hasn’t done. You need to understand that. You need to quit your bitching and get work done.

Paint a Picture, Cast a Vision, with Andy Frisella – MFCEO137

What do you do when you have a business partner who can’t get his head in the game? What do you do when you can’t seem to motivate the other stakeholders in your business venture? In this episode, The MFCEO drops some truth bombs about the responsibility that every entrepreneur has to “paint the picture” that will cast a compelling vision that will motivate your team and create a winning culture.

Kill! Kill! Kill!: What My Dad Taught Me About Competition, Excellence, and Success

My dad wanted us to be aggressive. My dad knew that life is hard, and that in order to succeed in anything, you have to develop a mindset and personal conduct that is serious as blood and tough as mother fucking nails. He knew that success requires a killer competitive attitude and an unparalleled will to win. Developing a competitive mindset and character is a necessity of being successful. It doesn’t mean you focus on other people’s losses. It means you have the will to be the best no matter what you’re doing in life, whether you work on the Stock Market trading floor—or you’re just sweeping it.

Create Value, Create Opportunity, with Andy Frisella – MFCEO136

What do you have to do to impress Andy Frisella so much he gives you his phone number? Joe and Mike Maki of Brokkr Wood and Metal Working pulled it off. How? By creating a product of amazing value and coordinating a surprise delivery to The MFCEO – who was blown away. In this episode, Andy talks to the Maki Brothers and breaks down his thoughts on building something of value, taking initiative, and doing the work necessary to open up amazing opportunities for yourself.

How to Create Killer Content, with Andy Frisella – MFCEO135

How did Andy Frisella build a huge social media following and motivate millions of listeners to download The MFCEO Project every month? How did he become a highly sought after speaker and consultant? He did it by creating killer content: Instagram captions that punch people in the mouth, Facebook posts that speak the truth and light people on fire, and podcast episodes that motivate and educate. In this episode he shares his guiding principles and practical tips for putting together the kind of material that draws a crowd and makes you money.

The Inefficient Is Essential, with Andy Frisella – MFCEO134

What’s next for Andy Frisella? In this episode, The MFCEO shares his plans for further developing the podcast and the mission of The MFCEO Project. From starting a new YouTube show to developing a new array of digital resources, the mission is the same: Provide value. Help people maximize the potential of their business and lives. Also in this episode, Andy shares the principle that “doing the inefficient is essential.” Sometimes the things that take the most time are the most important.

Through Hell, with Andy Frisella – MFCEO133

Every entrepreneur feels at times as if they are going through hell. Whether it is experiencing the paralysis of self-doubt, a gnawing sense of isolation, or discouragement and depression, struggle is par for the course. In this episode, Andy Frisella serves as a guide through the underworld and provides his thoughts on confronting and overcoming the trials and tribulations that are faced by men and women who are serious about running their own business.

The Idea of Success, with Andy Frisella – MFCEO132

In spite of what The MFCEO has said countless times, people are always clamoring for the “next level content” and “the secret” to success. Andy Frisella says, “no.” There’s no “next level content” that only the elite know. There’s no “secret” available to a chosen few. It’s really basic: “make a list, do the list. win now.” The problem is that people don’t really want to do what is necessary to be successful. They are more in love with the idea of success.

Winners Circle, with Andy Frisella – MFCEO131

What do you get when five entrepreneurs of varying ages win a contest and come hang with The MFCEO? You get an hour of great questions and incredible answers. In this episode of the podcast, Andy Frisella hosts a Q&A with the winners of The MFCEO Project’s 100th Episode Contest. From building confidence and being an alpha male to the service industry’s neglect of social media, the conversation is rich, wide-ranging, and packed with insight.

Change, with Andy Frisella – MFCEO130

How do you make a real change–in business and in life? How do you negotiate transitions, exchange bad habits for good ones, and transform how you look at life? In this episode of The MFCEO Project, Andy Frisella and Vaughn Kohler talk about the art of metamorphosis for the sake of success. (And as a bonus, Andy provides his take on common sense and common mistakes in relationships.)

It’s Lonely At The Top, with Andy Frisella – MFCEO129

“What if I get successful and lose all my friends?” That’s a question that The MFCEO gets all the time. “Listen,” says Andy Frisella. “As you move up the ladder of accomplishment, your peer group will change.” Why? Because you will change. You will become a better, more badass person; and better, more badass people will be attracted to you and your life. It doesn’t mean certain members of your old peer group are bad people. It just means that you’ve become very different people with different hopes, dream, and goals–and moving apart is natural. You better accept it. The alternative is keeping your friends–and staying average and mediocre.