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PODCAST PALOOZA PLAYBACK: Think & Grow Rich: The Legacy, With James Whittaker

PODCAST PALOOZA PLAYBACK: Think & Grow Rich: The Legacy, with James Whittaker

At AMS, we have a weekly tradition: Podcast Palooza. Once a week, we all gather in our conference room and listen to a few of our colleagues present on podcast episodes.

They share their reactions and takeaways from their podcast of choice and offer ideas on how it can be applied to our clients and our own company. It’s a small part of the week, but one that consolidates our internal brand as a company that participates in wider conversations and that listens to the ideas of its employees.At

We are always on the lookout for innovative, charismatic thinkers, so send your podcast recommendations our way!

 

This Week’s Podcast Review: Onward Nation | Think and Grow Rich

AMS President, Kathy Cunningham, was among the presenters in this week’s Podcast Palooza. She enthusiastically broke down her favorite points from episode 741 of Stephen Woessner’s Onward Nation podcast. Stephen sat down with James Whittaker to talk about self-help and personal productivity in the context of entrepreneurial success. We listened as Kathy described why she was so taken with this particular episode, and why the key points provided were important to our company.

The episode opens with a conversation between Stephen and James about James’ recently published book, Think and Grow Rich: The Legacy. The title is taken from Napoleon Hill’s 1937 classic bestseller, Think and Grow Rich, and is James’ exploration of success through the stories of over 100 elite athletes, entrepreneurs, and business leaders. Stephen’s description of the book’s mission in the introduction is apt: “his mission is to share the success habits of high performers to give people of all backgrounds the tools to take ownership of their financial, physical and mental health.”

It’s no surprise Kathy wanted to share these lessons with us. “We need inspiration every day to keep us motivated,” she said. “This podcast reminds us that we all just need to do ‘common things’ uncommonly well.” Her presentation notes were an enthusiastic defense of continued learning and mutual motivation.

Kathy’s main takeaways from this episode

1. Potential is not a static measure of a person’s abilities. The consistent application of a mental formula that converts thoughts into action increases a person’s potential to achieve extraordinary success.

 

2. Everybody has an agenda. Everybody is looking for a return on investment. This innate self-interest is cultivated in nearly all outposts of Western civilization- and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. But sometimes, doing things without expecting a favor in return is a more positive philosophy, which translates into greater success. Narrow self-interest is a motivator that hardly broadens one’s horizons.

 

3. An apparent setback should not be interpreted as defeat. This reminds me of a Mary Pickford quote: “If you have made mistakes, even serious mistakes, you may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call “failure” is not the falling down, but the staying down.”

 

4. While the past informs the future, what defines us are our decisions and actions in the present.

Listen to the Onward Nation podcast here.

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