Tue, 31 March 2015
We are very happy to release today's episode. Joining us is Vickie Kerr, the REAL Miss Vickie of Miss Vickie's Chips and the Arizona Language Center.
Miss Vickie's utopia is being able to do what she wants, when she wants, and to do the best job that she can. She is living that Utopia now, and has earned it as she's been working towards it her entire life.
Miss Vickie started Miss Vickie's chips as a healthy snack for her kids and she grew the business by having a fantastic product and by nurturing her relationships with retailers, customers, suppliers, and her employees. Listen to the show to hear it all strait from her.
Miss Vickie left us with some valuable takeaways today
If you want to keep up with Miss Vickie you can find her
Fri, 27 March 2015
Welcome to Build Your Utopia! Happy Friday everyone! Today Josh and Ben discuss this past week's show with Tony DiLorenzo of One Extraordinary Marriage. Make sure you listen to Episode 44 or this show will spoil some of the stuff we talked about.
How do you come back from the loss of a child? We think Tony and Alisa handled it in the most positive, productive way possible. Now we just need to get her on the show and hear her side of the story. Someone take a note and get her on the calendar.
Josh and Ben get sidetracked (big surprise there) and spend some time talking about movies. Please let us know how you feel about the Andrew Garfield / Spider-Man situation. And also Heath Ledger's performance in The Dark Knight
Josh and Ben also talk about Tony's acheivement in hiking the Pacific Coast Trail. It is a massive distance and our hosts talk about how you can take such a huge undertaking and break it down into smaller and smaller parts so that it becomes something manageable. It's a tip for success.
Josh and Ben also talk about Tony starting Parkour and we learn how Josh has even thought about trying that himself. We also learn how Josh practices Muay Thai. (It may not be as crazy sounding as the title lets on...)
Direct download: 045_You_Practice_Muay_Thai_by_Just_Picking_a_Fight.mp3
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Tue, 24 March 2015
Hello Utopians! We have a great show for you today. Tony DiLorenzo, half of One Extraordinary Marriage, co-author of the Seven Days of Sex Challenge (read on Amazon), and entrepreneur join us to share his story and drop some wisdom.
Tony DiLorenzo walks us through his path from the loss of a child, the breakdown of his marriage, through relearning how he and Alisa (his wife) communicate and relate in the wake of everything. Alisa and Tony pick up the pieces, decide their marriage is worth it, and ultimately create a company helping couples improve and grow.
Tony DiLorenzo also let's us know what he does for himself and how he finds the time for himself now that he and Alisa run a company. He's made time for learning parkour and even hiked the Pacific Crest Trail.
Finally, Tony DiLorenzo shares his three value bombs:
Fri, 20 March 2015
Happy Friday everyone! On today's episode of Build Your Utopia we talk about this week's interview with Hal Elrod of The Miracle Morning. Make sure you listen to Hal's interview, he provided all of us with a ton of valuable information.
We go through a number of Hal Elrod's points today, starting with his previous thoughts on being a husband and a father to his current standpoint. Spoiler alert, he used to think very much as Josh does, very traditional, in that the man provides for the family. While we may have differing views on the traditional parenting roles, that isn't what we talked about. After having a conversation with a friend of his, Hal realized that his role is not a provider, but as a participant.
We also talk about Hal Elrod's practice of goal setting, which he calls the CBAs.
According to Hal Elrod, once you have the answers to those questions, you are in a great place to achieve your goals.
Tue, 17 March 2015
Hello Utopians and welcome to Episode 42 with Hal Elrod!
This show is jam packed with fantastic advice and he starts it with an amazing revelation, and very on point considering Josh & Ben's discussion on episode 41 (listen to it here).
Hal Elrod also teaches us how to set and achieve your goals, and it's as easy as C-B-A! (not ABC, but just as easy to remember as Hal explains.
Among all the value Hal provides us in this episode, it is also worth noting that he believes in something Ray Higdon called out in his top three lessons (listen to them here). Hal believes in his goals and he is 'committed until' he makes it.
As a testament to Hal Elrod's drive and commitment, working "until" you make it, he shares his story of a horrific car wreck and his amazing recovery.
With all the valuable information and inspiration Hal gave all of us, he wrapped up his 3 value bombs into one key idea
Find out more about Hal Elrod
Fri, 13 March 2015
Today on Build Your Utopia Josh and Ben reflect on Episode 40 with Ray Higdon. Ray's episode inspired a few different feelings in both Josh and Ben. If you haven't listened to episode 40, go listen now, we'll wait.
Back? Good, now let's get into it. Josh and Ben were both inspired and impressed with Ray. He was successful, but missed his kids, so he left his job. He was fantastic in his new job until the market crashed and he lost everything. After denial and depression, he pulled himself up and created his current business and he is rocking it now. What is not inspiring about that?
Then things get a little heavy with Josh and Ben. Ray's story about getting rid of baggage (which frees you up for finding new opportunities) and reconnecting with his father impacted both Josh and Ben. As they think about what his story means, both our hosts reflect on family, parents, kids, and making time for the people you love.
Listen to the show and hear what happens.
Tue, 10 March 2015
Fri, 6 March 2015
Today Josh Marsden & Ben Thompson discuss their interview with Damon Moschetto on episode 38.
One of the very first things that they review is the importance of continuing to learn. Damon is very aware of the times in his past professional career when his business stopped growing was exactly when he stopped keeping up with the advancement in his field. They relate this to Josh and how he continually learns the advancements in digital marketing.
They also put themselves in Damon's shoes when it comes to having a plan and having that plan removed from you. Damon was injured in college ball and couldn't continue his plans as a professional athlete. What do you do when you can no longer perform at a professional level and your scholarship is lost as well?
They explore the differences and challenges associated from moving from a physical location to the digital world. How does a coach correct your posture online? How does a coach motivate you when you're not in their office? The benefits of a digital world are fantastic for the consumer, and it is starting to show in customer perceptions and business attitudes.
Ben and Josh talk about how to deal with people who listen actively and people who interrupt and talk over others. They both give people their attention when they speak, but they deal with interruption differently. Ben can be passive-aggressive and Josh is actively-agressive.
Josh and Ben also have no idea what the names of coffee mean or how they are made. What is an americano? What is a cappuccino? What is an expresso? We have no idea, someone should let us know.
Speaking of coffee, would you work (or can you?) from a coffee shop? Josh can, and has, but Ben can't get his head around it.
Finally, Josh and Ben review the three value bombs that Damon left for all of us. Listen to the episode to find out their thoughts on what Damon had to say.
Tue, 3 March 2015