005: No Set Backs, Only Set Ups For What’s Next with Ryan Caligiuri

By on June 29, 2018


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Ryan CaligiuriRyan Caligiuri is a marketing, sales, and product development specialist. Ryan is also the host of Cut the Crap Podcast, a weekly show where, along with the author, he breaks NYT and WSJ Best Selling books down to a handful of golden nuggets saving listeners time and providing new ideas every week!

Ryan Caligiuri’s story can be characterized as inspiring and persistent.

At young age of 16, Ryan knew he was going to be a marketer and went to school studying marketing communications. At 22 he contacted the author of the Ultimate Sales Machine, Chet Holmes, a total of 79 times before he responded to him and gave Ryan a chance to learn about sales and marketing. When Chet began to fall ill, he introduced Ryan to sales expert Jay Abraham to continue getting expert counsel in sales and marketing.

Shortly thereafter, Caligiuri began putting his knowledge to work as he took on clients. He made mistakes and he learned many lessons along the way as he grew into an expert in his field. Through his journey he learned how to rapidly develop products and services from the former Chief Marketing Inventor at Proctor and Gamble and now apply that knowledge to the rapid development of products, services, and campaigns.

Everyday he wakes up excited about what he does because he believes in the power of the niches he picked to drive growth for companies – prospecting to generate a pipeline, building thought leadership to drive strong familiarity and credibility, and developing products and services buyers want. In addition to his areas of expertise he pays special attention to the power of Simplicity and the Power of the Mind and the roles they have in our success.

On a personal side, Ryan takes what he does professionally and gives back to people to help them get out of debt and build revenue streams to help them get back on their feet, as well as being a long-time donor to many dog rescue shelters.

Key Points from the Show with Ryan Caligiuri

  • It’s not a set back, it’s a set up for something greater. It’s not a matter of what happens in your life, but what you do with it.
  • Life doesn’t happen to us, it happens for us, Caligiuri reminds us.
  • In life, we don’t know the answers. Life is constant discover. That’s what life is about, so we should always be searching for what matters to us, what we’re interested in, what our values are all about. Keep growing, and keep exploring your mind.
  • We can have a different life. We aren’t limited by what we have or what we believe we have. As Tony Robins says, we need to have a philosophy that empowers us.

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004. You Are the Inspiration You Seek with Amy Schuber

By on June 28, 2018


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For over a decade, Amy Schuber has been successfully coaching entrepreneurs & individuals on building, growing and sustaining a prosperous life, career or business while staying grounded and connected. She has learned success in business and life comes from not doing more but having a different approach, by being aligned, thoughtfully aware, engaged and connected to oneself and one’s mission on a deeper level.

Amy has an innate ability to see client’s true potential and unlock the possibilities through providing solutions and resources unique to her client’s personal and professional needs and desires. She provides curated resources and solutions to expand & maximize life & business opportunities. Amy supports her clients in bringing their visions into reality, while creating a clear, actionable path to achieving success.

Amy is also the host of the Inspired Conversations Podcast where she shares insightful conversations with thought leaders like Dr. Joe Vitale, Jen Sincero, John Lee Dumas, Mariel Hemingway and hundreds more who are making a meaningful difference through their work. The goal is to produce thoughtful conversations based on conscious business, mind, body, spirit, and well-being in hopes to spark your heart and ignite your soul into a deep dive of self-discovery. Amy intends for these conversations to inspire people to learn, create and thrive in their lives. With over half a million downloads in over 100 countries and featured in iTunes New & Noteworthy Amy is well on her way.

Amy truly believes you are the one you’ve been waiting for!

Key Points from the Show with Amy Schuber

  • You are the one you have been waiting for, an idea inspired by a Hopi poem Amy heard, pulls together so much of her message. While we all look for help and answers from others, the reality is, we are the ones we need to look to.
  • Sometimes, when you feel like your situation isn’t fitting with your gut, that may be all the permission you need to do something else. Sometimes, we feel obligation to others as being so strong that we can’t leave a situation we don’t align with, but the permission needs to come from us.
  • There is so much to be said for feeling empowered by your own capabilities to allow you to survive tough situations that may seem dangerous or too consequential if you don’t believe in yourself.
  • When one area is out of alignment in our lives, there are usually other things that aren’t where we want them. When we fix one area, we often positively impact others. We are interconnected, dynamic people, not a combination of discrete compartments that have nothing to do with each other.

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003. Rising Up Even When Half of Your World Vanishes with Evan Ruggiero

By on June 27, 2018


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Tap dance star Evan Ruggiero began dancing at the age of five in his hometown studio and by age ten, he was accepted into the famed New Jersey Tap Ensemble.

Upon entering his sophomore year at Montclair State University while pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre, Evan was suddenly diagnosed with Osteosarcoma, a rare bone cancer of the right leg. His dream of ever being a tap dancer on Broadway was suddenly threatened.

Enduring nine surgeries in a six-month period in an effort to save the leg, the cancer returned more aggressively than the original diagnosis. He was faced with the ultimate decision of amputation in order to stop the cancer and save his life, as well as undergoing chemotherapy for sixteen months.

Eighteen months after the amputation, and only two days after receiving his “peg-leg”, Evan was tapping again. In 2017 he was awarded a Clive Barnes Award in Theatre for his starring role as Tom Jones in the Off-Broadway hit “Bastard Jones.” Credits include: Bastard Jones (Off-Broadway) The Toxic Avenger (Pittsburgh CLO), The Ellen ShowQuelli Che il Calcio (Rai Due, Milan, Italy), Yes I Can (Paralympic Games Film), Shrek (Pittsburgh CLO), Man of La Mancha (Pittsburgh CLO), Best Night Ever (Transcendence Theatre Company), Pretty To The Bone (NY Theatre Barn), Hans Christian Anderson (NYC reading), The Penalty (The Public), and Evan and The S’Evan Legs (Kennedy Center).

Key Points from the Show with Tap Dancer Evan Ruggiero

  • When you have a dream, the way it would play out in reality is never as it plays out in your mind at night. The same can be true for dreams we have for ourselves around various achievements we seek. This was especially true for Evan, but he kept his mindset focused on the end goal, and adjusted how to would achieve it without allowing for the “why me” to overtake the “what I will become”.
  • Even when you think you have your priorities straight, life may define new priorities for you. How you respond to that reprioritization is a choice. When you know your purpose, that can help you decide not just what your new path may be, but how you can process the shift in your path in the first place.
  • Sometimes, we face walls that get in the way of our goals in such a way that we see no possibility of getting past them. You can bang your head against it, or turn around and walk away completely. Or you may just need to back up, look right or left, and see if there’s a door you could walk over to and pass through. Evan did just that. (Or you can tap dance right around it)

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002. Being Smart Makes You Stronger with Charlie Gilkey

By on June 26, 2018


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The Do a Day PodcastMy guest on this episode is Charlie Gilkey, who helps people take meaningful action on the stuff that matters most. His website, ProductiveFlourishing.com, is one of the top websites for planning and productivity for professional creatives, entrepreneurs, small business owners, and change-driven executives. He’s a sought-after speaker and advisor on small business growth and business strategy, specializing in systems, team development, planning, and positioning. A PhD candidate in philosophy and a former Army logistics officer, his work is grounded in theory at the same time that’s practical and actionable. 

Charlie GilkeyCharlie thrives helping creative small business owners and executives deconstruct their businesses and rearrange the puzzle pieces so that the most time is spent on the activities that matter most to both the business and the people running it. His mission is ultimately to help creative people thrive in business and life. His clients are go-getters, world changers and big thinkers with vision and drive. But they’re also deeply compassionate with dreams of making the world a better place. To help them, Charlie combines advising, coaching, consulting, and teaching methodologies when working one-on-one, in organizations, and as he develops his online resources, worksheets, and classes.

Key Points from the Show with Charlie Gilkey

  • When things seem too hard, that can be when we’re most able to find a better path because we have no choice. We just need to be willing to allow for that.
  • We all have our stories, and they’re just ours. Theres no need to rate them or compare them to the story anyone else has lived.
  • When you’re an entrepreneur, difficulties can be amplified if you allow them to be because it’s all ultimately on you. And, unless you seek it out, you don’t have people around you to turn to for support–unless you build that network and open yourself up to it.
  • Often, difficult situations compound, so the feeling that you just need to get through this one thing and all will be ok isn’t realistic. You need to build the capability to flourish regardless of what may befall you.
  • When you fall down, you need a way to stay involved and get back onto a productive path so opportunity to thrive hasn’t passed you by when you’re ready to get back into it.
  • Charlie shares a beautiful quote from Ian Maclaren about the consideration we need to have for others, and even ourselves. “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”

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001. How Do a Day Saved My Life with Bryan Falchuk

By on June 24, 2018


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Bryan Falchuk

Here it is – the first episode of the Do a Day Podcast, featuring me, Bryan Falchuk, host of the show. I’ve been building up to this show since Do a Day originally came out in March 2017. One of the things I wanted to do was write a sequel sharing the stories of others who are out there, overcoming challenges and Doing a Day every day.

After being on over 100 podcasts and radio shows, it became really clear to me that an even better way to get this message out there was to let these amazing people tell it in their own words and voices. That’s when the idea for the Do a Day Podcast was born. It’s my chance to share the stories of some of the most inspiring Day Doers out there with you.

Before I do that, I wanted to be sure everyone had an understanding of who I am, where I come from, and what Do a Day is all about. That’s where this episode comes in. It is me telling my story and the idea of Do a Day so you can take that in and be ready for the interviews I share with you.

I’ll let you jump into the show, and can’t wait to hear feedback and thoughts from all of you. Be sure to subscribe to the show on iTunes, review the show, and share your feedback – I want to hear from you!

A special shout out to Wes Yee for the great music he created just for this show. A true talent and a great guy!

Key Ideas in the Episode with Bryan Falchuk

  • We all through things, and it isn’t about whether what we experience is tougher or easier than what anyone else experiences. What we live through is part of our story, it’s valid, and it influences who we are
  • Before we do any self-work, we need to spend time valuing ourselves, seeing us as capable and believing that we deserve to have a better life
  • We are motivated by different things at different times. The key to real change and success is getting in touch with your true, deep motivation–that thing that can bring you to your knees or move you to tears because it’s so important to you
  • Do a Day is about how to achieve your greatest goals and change your life. The key is to do things mindfully, in the present moment. We often live trapped between the pain of yesterday and the fear and anticipation of tomorrow. When we live with all that pain and anxiety, we give up every present moment to things that aren’t happening right now. That means we give up opportunity and happiness. We need to free ourselves from our past mistakes or things that were done to us. At the same time, we need to let go of all the Tomorrows that are yet to come because, no matter how sure we are, we don’t know what will happen, so we shouldn’t act today focus on what we think are forgone conclusions. Instead, each Day you get up, and Do what you need to Do in pursuit of your goals.

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