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Serious Millionaires Know When To Laugh, with Andy Frisella – MFCEO177

I’ve told a lot of you guys that when my best friend and I started our business, we were so broke we had to live in the back of our store and sleep on an old mattress from Goodwill. In this episode, I go into detail about actually sleeping on that mattress, how embarrassing it was, but what it taught me: Successful people know when they shouldn’t take themselves too seriously. If you learn to laugh at yourself, you’ll laugh all the way to the bank.

The Key Flaw That Keeps Millennials (And You) From Success, with Andy Frisella – MFCEO176

Are Millennials entitled? Do they lack work ethic? There’s some legitimacy to those charges. But on the other hand, there are plenty of young people (men and women under 30) who have the drive and ability to do great things. In this episode, I talk about the key flaw in many Millennials. It might be what’s keeping you from success, too.

Know Your Limits, with Andy Frisella – MFCEO174

You know how you take your life to the next level? You actually figure out what your limits are. You identify your limits physically, mentally, in your relationship, and in your career. Then you make a specific, intentional effort to go beyond those limits. You have to know where the point of failure is for you so you can overcome it on your way to success.

How To End Relationships That Impede Your Progress, with Andy Frisella – MFCEO173

What do you do when you want to be successful, but you’ve got a relationship in your life that is counterproductive to all your personal and professional goals and dreams? The answer isn’t easy, but it is simple: You cut them off. Yes, this kind of thing can be really messy. But you have to do it. In this podcast, I tell you why and how I’ve done it. If you want to fulfill your potential, you’ll need to do it, too.

The Secret All Great Companies Know That You Don’t, with Andy Frisella – MFCEO172

So many entrepreneurs now think they are going to start a business, make a half-ass product, charge a lot of money for it, and become wealthy. But here’s the reality: that’s not going to happen. Great entrepreneurs know the best, most effective marketing strategy you can possibly have. It’s the most critical factor in a company’s success. Do you know what it is?

Struggling To Make An Impact?, with Andy Frisella – MFCEO171

People contact me and explain that they are making decent money, but don’t feel like they are really making a difference in the world. So they tell me they are thinking of trying to start some sort of charitable organization or join a movement dedicated to some worthy cause. I tell them that is wrong thinking. They–and you–need to realize that you can make a difference right now. In this episode, I tell you how.

How to Become Self-Aware And Unlock Your True Potential, with Andy Frisella – MFCEO169

How have I worked through the process of building something successful? How have I developed the mindset that has helped me earn millions of dollars? I’ve tried different kinds of life hacks and mental tools over the years. One thing that I really believe in is holding yourself accountable. How do you do that? In this podcast, I share two practical tools – a set of questions and a mental dialogue – that have helped me immensely. Listen to find out what they are.

Obstacles Are Opportunities, with Andy Frisella – MFCEO168

When you experience an extreme situation that presents an obstacle that is hard to overcome, something amazing can happen: it can end up becoming one of the best things that ever happens to you. The process of recovery, the journey of overcoming, can produce qualities in your character and assets you can add to the arsenal you use to achieve the highest levels of success. Bottom line: obstacles are opportunities for greatness. You have to choose to believe that.

Mark Bell On Struggle, Sling Shots, and Success, with Andy Frisella – MFCEO167

Among other things, Mark Bell is a former champion power lifter, entrepreneur, the owner of the Super Training Gym, and the inventor of the Sling Shot. The MFCEO’s wide-ranging conversation about the story of Mark’s success will leave you educated and motivated. From pressing on through adversity to inventing and selling a product, no stone has been left unturned in this comprehensive discussion on what it takes to succeed in business and life.

F*ck Your Competitors and Focus on You, with Andy Frisella – MFCEO166

How do you stand your ground against the goliath of your industry? Should you be flattered that industry leaders are following your steps on social media or worried they are about to pounce on us? Should we wait and get business open with a bang (sort of like a Trojan Horse) or should we tease our clientele with what’s common and create a buzz–but risk giving our competitors a chance to prepare for us? These are questions Andy Frisella was asked by listeners and social media followers. The MFCEO’s short answer: F*uck your competitors! Why are you worried so much about them? Focus on you.”

Why Long and Hard Is the Best Path To Rich and Powerful, with Andy Frisella – MFCEO165

Even if there was a quick and easy path to get rich and powerful, the MFCEO says you shouldn’t take it. Why? Among other reasons: when you get money easily, you lose it easily. It takes time and experience to become the kind of person who can really handle large sums of money. And you cheat yourself out of the things you gain when you take the long and hard road: a great story and the right to respect.

Are You An Imitator or Impostor?, with Andy Frisella – MFCEO164

If you are waiting to see what other successful people do just so you can do the same thing, you are doing yourself a disservice. It’s one thing to notice what someone else does well. It’s legitimate to cherry pick a good idea or best practice and apply it to your life and business. But here’s the bottom line: whatever you draw from someone else should be adapted and be developed for you. Personalize it or pass on it.  You don’t want to be a carbon copy of someone else.  It’s less than you deserve and bad business.

Nobody Is Out To Get You, with Andy Frisella – MFCEO163

One idea that doesn’t belong in an authentic entrepreneur’s mind is the idea that somebody is out to get you. That someone is trying to put obstacles in your way and keep you down. That’s false. The reality is, it’s up to you.  You have to grow your skills. You have to create the opportunities. You need to put in the work. The only person you should be worried about is yourself.