Fri, 7 November 2014
005: Review of this week's impactful episode with John Allen Mollenhauer and our thoughts on Launch Week
In this episode of Build Your Utopia, Ben Thompson and Josh Marsden review this week's valuable content from John Allen Mollenhauer, an expert in Superfoods and Life Performance Optimization.
This week's episode was very, very powerful. If you haven't listened to it, listen to it here.
During this episode, we discuss the long list of take-ways from that episode and how we personally feel about some of the wisdom dropped in John's interview.
To start, we discussed how hard it is to juggle life when you run a business. As you may know, Josh Marsden, Co-Host of Build Your Utopia, runs ICE Accelerate Marketing Automation Services, a full featured digital marketing agency.
Josh started his entrepreneurial journey in late 2012 and discusses how lonely the journey can be at times. If you have any interest in being an entrepreneur, prepare yourself for how alone it can feel at times.
However, to quote John's interview "It's our true nature to move forward and not rest." Therefore, it's in our DNA to endure challenges. Loneliness is just one of the many challenges that you face as an entrepreneur.
John's personal utopia this week was also very impactful and humbling. Josh and Ben both agree that it's about what you have, not what you want, and appreciating it. Hilariously, this led to a comparison of cars between Josh and Ben that you'll have to listen to that ends with a personal story from Josh on how he ended up purchasing a BMW. (If you want to get the best deal possible on a car, the secret is in the episode.)
Next, Josh and Ben break down John's discussion on Performance Addiction. To both hosts, suffering from performance addiction can easily landslid into being negative because of the use of negative-reinforced motivations.
Finally, both hosts discuss how the launch of Build Your Utopia went. If you have any interest in starting up a podcast, don't miss it. You'll learn from our mistakes!
Thank you for stopping by Build Your Utopia, being a loyal follower, and listening to our show. Our next guest, Matt Maszczak of Balance is Bunk, who offers a startling, conflicting view on a work-life balance. Stay Tuned!