Why Aren’t You Successful?

We are still talking about surprise and delight. This episode will bring you to a more behind-the-scenes of Dan’s life. Dan will share how he helped a company who is struggling in hitting their goals.

By the end of this episode, you will realize that the idea of surprise and delight is not just about getting discounts or having a cool looking Instagram pics but it’s how you live your life, small but significant way.

When you are done listening to this episode, please come and visit the EDGY Empire of Awesomeness and share your experiences or struggles in life that hinders you in achieving your goal. We might able to help you.

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The Art of Being Different

“The one who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. Those who walk alone are likely to find themselves in places no one has ever been before.” – Francis Phillip Wernig

It’s always interesting on how to find that unique approach. We all want to achieve that certain goal but we are always afraid of trying something new, afraid of going out from the comfort zone to deliver that surprise and delight.

As you listen, try to uncover some of these questions. How can we deliver that Surprise and Delight if we always look or smell or touch like everyone else? What are the risks of being different?

After you listen to this episode, come and visit the EDGY Empire of Awesomeness and share the things that you do to become different. We can’t wait to hear your stories!

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When You’re In the Valley

To deliver surprise and delight is not an easy feat. In this episode, Dan looks at the path Pixar took to create the world’s first computer animated, feature-length movie.

He talks about the valleys that come before we can climb the mountain of success and why settling in the valley is not in our best interest. The valley, however, is necessary to achieve deep, personal growth.

It’s the place you will question yourself and everything you have set out to do. Perfect for anyone that needs a fire lit underneath them or needs to remember that they need to keep fighting for their goal.

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Driven By Passion

Quite possibly one of the most vulnerable episodes of the EDGY Conversations podcast to date.

Dan talks openly about how doing little things to surprise others can bring delight and this helps not only our client relations but most importantly, our personal relationships. “I hate surprises!” Do you? Or do you hate not being in control of a situation?

Listen and find out!

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Behind The Scenes

Drawing from the inspiration of last month’s Bring Your Own Awesome podcast, Dan talks about teamwork and what it takes to make something big happen.

The right type of people who, while maybe not seeing your goal the way you do, admire and appreciate your appetite for personal success. These people help to carry you as well as your vision and urge you forward.

Dan uses this viewpoint to segue into next month’s topic on Bringing Surprise and Delight.

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[BYOA] Jeremy Boyum

Dan and Broc interview Jeremy Boyum from Shadow of Whales, a band based in Texas. Jeremy makes some great points about business not being constant growth, but a series of ups and downs. Be careful not to let laziness strike and every time you fall, you will get back up a stronger person if you keep at it. He reminds listeners to speak positivity into their lives and as anyone that is part of the EDGY Empire knows to “Do the hard things.”

Are you ready to give yourself a 95% chance of hitting your goal? If you’re serious about taking your game to the next person, join the EDGY Nation before the doors close and leave you out in the cold: http://edgy.es/byoa-nation

Theme music (“Runaway”) by Shadow of Whales: https://www.facebook.com/shadowofwhales

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[BYOA] Channell Holmgren

Amazing interview with an amazing overcomer. Today Dan and Broc talk with Channéll Holmgram of Inspired by Purpose. Listen how trusting the process and taking that first big step has made a massive difference in Channéll’s life. Raw and real dialogue about not drowning out the encouraging voices with drugs and alcohol. Exhausting every resource. Being willing to be wrong more often than being right.

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[BYOA] Michelle Sandau

On this episode of Bring Your Own Awesome Dan and Broc talk to Michelle Sandau, self-identified scientist and writer. Michelle’s love for books becomes her side hustle. She also talks about what to do when we are struggling to find our voices and we feel as though we are not being heard. She also discusses giving ourselves permission to speak up in a place where we feel we are not qualified to be.

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[BYOA] Miles Austin

Today Dan and Broc interview Miles Austin from Fill the Funnel. Sometimes all we need is a good friend to push us when we are overwhelmed. Breaking our larger goals into small tasks can be a good way to get started. Helping people get past the fear of technology can be a great first step in growing your business.

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[BYOA] David Hamman

David Hamman talks about what he hopes to accomplish with Ripple Club. He talks Dan and Broc through his idea of a platform of knowledge that will be available to an up-and-coming generation of business leaders that are willing to learn. David hopes that others seeking business expertise will be inspired his own journey. Putting knowledge gained into action produces experience and boosting creativity through reading are two more topics covered in this amazing interview on today’s episode of Bring Your Own Awesome.

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[BYOA] Austin Hulsey

Join Dan and Broc as they chat with Austin Hulsey, the CEO of NutriFitt and author of the children’s book Nanook. What did Austin do when he entered a saturated market and people told him he should quit? He kept going. He strongly believes that success is a journey and not a finish line and he will reach that finish line with determination. The world does not owe us anything. We need to be open to whatever is going to propel our success.

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Theme music (“Runaway”) by Shadow of Whales: https://www.facebook.com/shadowofwhales

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[BYOA] Bryan Vashus

Today Dan and Broc interview Bryan Vashus. They talk about fixed mindset versus growth mindset and how being exposed to new ideas is such an important factor of that. Bryan also talks bankruptcy and the importance of having your personal finances under control.

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[BYOA] Petra Davidson

Dan and Broc have an incredibly insightful conversation with Petra Davidson of Get Spotted with Petra Davidson. She shares how her unique way of putting herself in the shoes of the consumer helps her be indispensable to her clients. Ask tons of questions because “You don’t know what you don’t know.” She also talks candidly about doubt existing and how we can translate that into action. They also discuss being kind to ourselves, how working for yourself can be lonely, and remaining focused when you’re in charge of your own time.

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[BYOA] Jonathan Hairgrove

VP of sales for Vision-e and owner of OTB, Jonathan Hairgrove, is Dan and Broc’s guest today on the podcast. While it’s nice to help take care of someone else’s problem with your software, it’s also okay to charge for doing so. Sometimes our struggle is not staying motivated or being the best in our field, sometimes the struggle is to have a balance between our “side hustle”, our day job, and our family. Set realistic goals. Jonathan also presents the idea of choosing one bill a month even though it may be small and determining to pay it with money from the business you are starting.

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[BYOA] Annie Petersen

Today, Annie, a writer from California, shares with Dan and Broc how journaling helps her stay focused. She talks about how we are all “in progress” and that change is a gift we give ourselves and we need to be open to receiving it. She cautions listeners to stay away from negative self-chatter and from talking ourselves down from our high goals.

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[BYOA] Bethany Michaels

Bethany Michaels the Content Social Media Queen dispels the myth “Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.” Sometimes entrepreneurialism is crying in a closet and constantly grinding from day to day. Using Yelp to bring awareness to your business. Quite a unique interview as mid-discussion Broc suggests one thing that changes how Bethany sees everything.

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[BYOA] Chris Rondeau

Dan and Broc have a conversation with Chris Rondeau, Area Director for Man in the Mirror Ministries. As a believer, Chris talks about the value in sacrificing for others and how serving people is better than being self-serving. Chris’s relationship with God has taught him to pay it forward. They will talk about investing in others and getting out of their comfort zones and well as being willing to make changes that will fulfill you not only physically and emotionally, but spiritually as well.

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[BYOA] Shaun Spencer

From homeless to entrepreneur- Find out how Shaun turned his idea into a reality by surrounding himself with the right people, having the right mindset, and getting out of his comfort zone. Host Dan Waldschmidt and special guest co-host Broc Edwards interview Shaun Spencer in this installment of “Bring Your Own Awesome”.

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Bad Times = Better Beliefs

If times were always good, would we have enough stamina to get past the challenging requirements?

In this episode, Dan talks about how the bad times are what shape us and give us what we need to succeed when it matters most. None one likes to be uncomfortable. People who are accountable to others and make themselves uncomfortable, however, usually get better results than people who don’t challenge themselves.

Bad times can drive us to succeed because they force us to reexamine our priorities and reevaluate decisions made and we can then improve. We are bound by the constraints of our perspective.

After listening to the podcast, come over to The EDGY Facebook group and let’s talk about how we can succeed during our bad times.

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Crazy Beliefs?

Dan reflects on his time in seminary and shares how his own beliefs and upbringing have molded him into who he is today.

He discusses the old adage “What you believe, you can achieve.” Beliefs are powerful because they give us focus and they are fortified by the stories we have been told and the stories we in turn tell ourselves.

Are you telling yourself you are an achiever? If so, you may find yourself accomplishing tasks you never thought possible.

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