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Episode 113 Sam Collier – Creating Your GREATER Story



Sam Collier – Creating Your GREATER Story

113: Best Selling Author Sam Collier

Sam Collier is a pastor, speaker, writer, and host of the A Greater Story with Sam Collier TV show and radio podcast that currently airs in 100 Million Homes. He also communicates nationally and internationally as a speaker and contributor regularly at North Point Ministries (Founded by Andy Stanley), the ReThink Group (Founded by Reggie Joiner), Orange Network, Orange Tour, Alpha International Leadership Conference, Global Leadership Summit, and more.

Sam’s BEST SELLING Book – 

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Episode 112: Action Jacquelyn – Changing Lives (and YOUR body) through Movement



Action Jacquelyn – Changing Lives (and YOUR body) through Movement

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Jacquelyn understands how overwhelming health and fitness can be. With so many options, it can be stressful to know where to start and how to make the time each day. Jacquelyn believes that daily mindful movement can create a happier life, a more positive outlook, success in your work and relationships, and a deeper sense of self-love. She has found a way to make fitness more approachable, time-effective, and way more fun.

Jacquelyn’s programs help you heal pain, reduce stress, and love the body you’re in—all you have to do is press play and start moving! A former professional ballerina, Laker Girl, Clipper Girl, and USC Song Girl, she is also a certified Personal Trainer, and certified in Mat and Reformer Pilates, Barre, and Kundalini Yoga. She takes a spiritual approach to fitness, acknowledging that a peaceful mind is one of the most important aspects of feeling your absolute best.

She is an entrepreneur, YouTube personality, public speaker, the creator of Get Stretchy, the Co-Founder of Get Stretchy At Work.

She plays the violin, always prefers to be barefoot outdoors, loves to Salsa dance, and wishes every day was Halloween. As much as she loves eating healthy, she can’t resist indulging in some kettle corn and a glass of wine while watching The Bachelor!

 

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Episode 111: David Sams – The Man who Started Jeopardy, Oprah, & Wheel of Fortune”



David Sams – The Marketing Guru who Started Jeopardy, Oprah, & Wheel of Fortune

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David Sams is one of the world’s most respected marketing strategists, a nine-time Emmy® award-winning TV producer, and emerging technologies guru. He has been featured in the pages of TV GUIDE, USA TODAY, and ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY. He has appeared on 60 MINUTES, ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT, NBC’S TODAY, DATELINE NBC, and WORLD NEWS TONIGHT. Sams is the archetypal entrepreneur a preeminent idea man whose track record is synonymous with success.

 

In the 1980’s, Sams helped to turn WHEEL OF FORTUNE and JEOPARDY into the two highest-rated shows in syndication history, while head of global marketing and creative affairs for a family owned syndication company called King World. Soon thereafter the company went public and became the darling of Wall Street and one of the most profitable companies in the nation. Years later, without a penny of debt on its books, King World sold for billions of dollars.

 

In 1986, Sams launched the OPRAH WINFREY SHOW into national syndication. His creative marketing efforts made Oprah a household name even before the talk show host hit the airwaves. She was #1 in nearly every TV market from her very first day on the air.

 

Sams is considered to be one of the greatest marketers in TV syndication history. He re-invented the way syndicated shows and personalities are marketed, making a lasting impression on viewers. To this day, WHEEL OF FORTUNE, JEOPARDY, and OPRAH remain the top-rated shows in all of syndication.

 

As a TV PRODUCER, WRITER AND DIRECTOR, Sams has won 9 Emmy® Awards. He has produced news magazines, music programs, reality shows, and documentaries for multiple networks and syndicators. He is a member of the Director’s Guild of America.

 

As a DIRECT RESPONSE MARKETER, Sams is responsible for over $120,000,000 in sales. He has produced the INFOMERCIAL OF THE YEAR, ENTERTAINMENT INFOMERCIAL OF THE YEAR, and PROGRAM-LENGTH ADVERTISEMENT OF THE YEAR. In 2005, he won a TELLY AWARD as well as a US INTERNATIONAL FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL AWARD for his BEST OF HEE HAW infomercial for Time-Life. In just one year, over 1 million HEE HAW DVDs were sold. Interactive television that calls for audience participation (meaning “pull out your credit card now”) is the key to much of Sams’ success.

 

As a commercial producer and director, Sams has won multiple awards, including five ADDYs. He has also been honored by the U.S. Olympic Committee for his fund-raising efforts, and is featured in WHO’S WHO IN AMERICA, WHO’S WHO IN ENTERTAINMENT, and WHO’S WHO IN THE WORLD.

 

As an INTERNET ENTREPRENEUR, Sams has launched numerous successful online ventures. In late 1999, he created an Internet company that generated over $10,000,000 of revenue in less than 3 months–with only a half-dozen employees and virtually no marketing costs. He was instrumental in launching the .cc domain with Clear Channel Communications, as well as the .tv domain with the dotTV Corporation. Sams’ portfolio of online properties continues to grow through both development of original content and acquisitions. He owns thousands of great domain names, which he refers to as his “beach front cyber real estate”. Sams also owns dozens of Internet sites including ToddlerPlanet.com, KeepTheFaith.com, FaithDates.com, MyJewelryAuction.com, RepublicanHub.com, DemocratHub.com, Skiing.cc, Bowling.cc, Stockbroker.cc, HomeTheaterNews.com, HollywoodStars.US, and Golfing.cc.

 

Sams has been a major force in the growth of “family friendly” entertainment media. In 1995, he brought together eleven major music labels and some 65 recording artists to release a seven CD compilation titled KEEP THE FAITH. Marketed under his own label, TVFirst, at a retail price of $124.95, the collection has been certified PLATINUM by the RIAA, with over 1,000,000 albums sold. Most recently, Sams created music compilations for Time Life and Sony, featuring superstar artists Christina Aguilera, American Idol’s Ruben Studdard, Gloria Estefan, Patti LaBelle, Wynonna, and Sarah McLachlan–just to name a few.

 

Sams has created and produced multiple news magazine programs. In 1991, he created and executive produced TRIAL WATCH, which ran for two seasons on the NBC television network. The daily program covered all of the hot legal battles of the rich and famous and led to the later development of networks such as COURT TV.

 

Sams also created and executive produced ETC NEWSMAGAZINE, which made national headlines because of its ongoing coverage of underage teenagers getting into violent R-rated movies. Sams’ program covered the issue in-depth, including hidden camera footage of kids continuously gaining admission to movies without question from theater ticket sellers. The Clinton White House turned to Sams for his special coverage in an effort to challenge theater owners to change and police their ticket-selling policies to minors. Following a special screening of Sams’ ETC Newsmagazine, which also aired in prime time on PAX TV, President Clinton announced pledges by thousands of members of the National Association Theater Owners that they would require photo identification from young people for R-rated movies. This policy is strictly enforced today.

 

Sams is also very instrumental in raising awareness and money for numerous non-profit organizations. He has been honored by the U.S. Olympic Committee for his fund-raising efforts, made significant contributions to organizations such as MDA, was President of Christian Network Holdings, and is one of the founding members of Operation DVD, an appeal to patriotic Americans to donate their new and used DVDs which are then shipped to our fighting men and women overseas. Safe entertainment is a concept that is difficult at best for our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines in Iraq and Afghanistan. Even baseball and softball games are no longer possible because of snipers, mines, bombs and other terrorist activities.

 

Sams has strong retail alliances. In 2004 he created and produced a program called DVDWEEKEND that aired on the Tribune stations, including SuperStation WGN. The program enticed people to run to their phones and computers (via DVDWeekend.com) to rent and buy their favorite DVDs. Thousands of people did just that, and within weeks Sams’ wholly-owned DVDWEEKEND became WalMart.com’s #3 online affiliate in the entire world.

 

Most recently, Sams launched a motion picture company, God and Country Pictures, with the intention of producing multiple movies for the big screen over the next 5 years. In addition, in 2008, he will launch CharityOne, a 24-hour, all-digital charity Television network.

 

Sams has consulted a vast array of broadcasters and Internet companies including: CBS, Clear Channel, Westinghouse, Motown, Warner Music, Paxson Communications, dotTV Corporation, Time-Life, Integrity Publishers, Sony, and many others. He has worked on behalf of many entertainers, from Michael Jackson to Garth Brooks. Today, he is consulting some of the world’s top companies in the development of digital television brand channels.

 

Sams got into the media business by selling freelance photos of local high school sporting events to a local, Columbus, Ohio newspaper when he was just 13 years old. A year later, the editor of the paper asked him to write an entertainment column for teenage moviegoers. Sams jumped at the idea when he realized that he’d never have to pay for a movie or concert ticket again. The column was so popular that it was syndicated to other papers.

 

At age 15, Sams moved into radio, hosting a morning radio show for a small station in Columbus, Ohio. He then anchored a local community newscast. Soon thereafter, he moved into commercial TV, creating a magazine show that put him on the list of PEOPLE TO WATCH by COLUMBUS MONTHLY magazine. He went on to create numerous shows throughout Ohio, and became executive producer and head of marketing for WBNS-TV in Columbus, where he drove that station’s EYEWITNESS NEWS to a 53 share at 6 p.m., making it the highest-rated local newscast in the entire nation.

 

Of course, there are those programs in Sams’ career that he’ll never quite live down. At about age 20, Sams created the very first TABLOID TV show in the world, FRONT PAGE SATURDAY NIGHT, which aired in Ohio. The program became so popular that it actually garnered as high as a 40 share in prime access. He also produced and was color commentator of a national TV show called ROLLERGAMES–where skaters had to maneuver around the Wall of Death, and keep from falling into the live Alligator Pit. After screening the program, one newspaper reviewer wrote that Sams was personally responsible for the decline of the western civilization!

 

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Episode 110: Babe Kwasniak – An American Hero – How Victory Truly Goes to the Vulnerable



Babe Kwasniak is an American Hero. Period.

West Point Graduate, serving in our armed forces, going on extreme missions he can’t even speak openly about!

Team Building Expert, Civilian Aide to the U.S. Secretary of the Army.  Sold his business for millions while in his 30’s. Because a college basketball coach (my coach actually! ; ), 3X State Champ HS Basketball Coach, Motivational Speaker, amazing father and husband to his family, and the list keeps on going and going and going…

One thing is certain, Babe absolutely BRINGS it on this weeks episode of the 1% Podcast. Opening up about the realness of PTSD, dealing with suicidal thoughts and actions, being extremely vulnerable in the real life struggles he has gone through. All while seeing one door close and another four open at every corner. The epitome of mastering how to ‘Pivot’, Babe Kwasniak is an American Hero in so many ways. And what better way to celebrate the 4th of July and our Nation than having him grace us with his presences and super powerful vulnerability on this weeks episode of The 1% Podcast!

  • Team Building Expert
  • Civilian Aide to the U.S. Secretary of the Army
  • 3x State Champ Basketball Coach
  • Division 1 College Basketball MVP
  • West Point Graduate & Basketball Player

 

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Episode 109: Anthony Tolliver & Josh Dotzler – Social Justice in the NBA & How We ALL Can Take Action




Anthony Tolliver & Josh Dotzler – Social Justice in the NBA & How We ALL Can Take Action

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This is an episode that is so very needed. In the day and age we are living in currently, there is a HUGE void need for social justice. No matter who we are we, we can all take action and we can all help progress the cause forward of 100% complete equality!! Anthony Tolliver – 10 Year Vet in the NBA and one of the most respected voices throughout all of professional sports teams up with his former college teammate and now leader of ABIDE – a non profit that focuses on inner city development go in depth on what needs to be done to make this movement into something that drives long term change. Very powerful episode and Anthony and Josh bring points that most of us have never even thought of before. Very powerful, very real, very genuine, and VERY NEEDED!! 

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Create Your Non-Negotiables


I can’t stress how important this is. This tip alone can be the difference in whether you have a happy marriage, if your kids grow up to be good human beings, and honestly if you have joy in your daily life. Yeah, it’s that powerful. By definition non-negotiable means: not open to discussion or modification. Discussion, that means it’s not even to be talked about. Not only is it not able to be changed but we don’t even talk about changing it. Yet, so many of us live our lives in the ‘negotiable.’ Instead of shutting off emails and work in the evening to spend time with our kids, we keep our laptop open just to get a little bit ahead. We have a dinner date planned with our wife, but an opportunity to meet a connect with a person we had been wanting to connect with for a while pops up. Date night over, wife second priority. You get what I mean. There are countless examples for this. If we allow our surroundings and others to dictate who we are, we open ourselves up for a whirlwind of out-of-controlness and chaos in our lives. Set your non-negotiables. And make them firm.

A list could look like this:
1. There is no such thing a quality time with your kids, there is just time (see more on this in the chapter There is No Such Thing as Quality Time)

2. There is no ‘right’ time to be with your kids, just make sure you are there with them! Carve out three hours every evening to spend talking to your kids, playing games together with them, just being with them. Date your significant other weekly. Keep pursuing your significant other. Just because you’re married doesn’t mean they don’t like a romantic dinner and alone time be affirmed in their love language.

3. All financial transactions over $100 discuss with your husband/wife Trust me on this, money can be a killer that drives married couples apart. But if you are both on the same page with decisions that are made in spending, the communication will drive a healthy relationship in this aspect.

These are just a few of the many non-negotiable options you can have. Make it a challenge to yourself to create your list of 5 non-negotiables. And stick by them. Not only will you be able to live your life with more peace and joy, the people around you will respect you more for having non-negotiables and placing value on where your time is spent. I’ve seen it happen too many times, when I share my non-negotiables with someone they immediately adopt the idea and implement it into their lives. You can do the same. Right now.

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Episode 108 – Grant Baldwin “How to Become a Worldwide Motivational Speaker”

Grant Baldwin is one of the most successful speakers throughout the world. But it didn’t all start like that, Grant made the decision to become a speaker, took the chance, made the life pivot, and over years and years of relentless consistency has become one of the most widely recognized motivational speakers in the world. We dive deep into Grant’s story & how you can make the Pivot in your life to follow your Passion and make that Passion your Career!

MORE ON GRANT’S STORY http://grantbaldwin.com/about-us/ I’ve always enjoyed speaking and helping other people. So much so that I actually went to Bible college and became a youth pastor. I did that for a little while but eventually felt like there was something else I should be doing. While my wife was 5 months pregnant with our first daughter, I quit my job with little plan of what I wanted to do with my life. I literally felt like I was having a quarter life crisis. I spent months reading, exploring and trying to figure out what I was put on this planet to do. I knew some of the things I was good at, and I knew what I enjoyed doing, but I was never sure how it all translated into a career. After several months, I decided to start a career as a speaker. In the last several years, I’ve been fortunate to speak to audiences all over the country. I’ve spoke at hundreds of events and have given literally thousands of presentations in conferences, assemblies, conventions and other events. I’ve spoken to audiences of just a handful to arenas filled with 13,000 people.

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Reinvest What You Have Gained INTO Others!


Reinvest what you have gained into others
My good friend, Jim Kwik (whom I often quote), said the ‘best way to learn something is to tell someone else what you learned. That way you learn it twice.’ There is a lot of truth to that on a personal development level. But even more powerful is the understanding that the knowledge we have is not for ourselves to hoard, but is our gift to share with others.

Most of us like to think that since we learned it, we should keep it to ourselves and not share with others in fear that we might lose any advantage we had gained. That is very common, and very sad. In the sports world this is all too prevalent. Arguably the best coach of all time in any sport and one of the most quoted people in history, John Wooden was known for sharing all of his coaching tips, tricks, secrets. He was an open book and more than willing to share any knowledge he obtained.

Coach Wooden firmly believed that each lesson people share as a mentor has the power to truly touch someone’s life, change their perspective, and encourage their spirit in a way that would outlast any accolades, fame or fortune. He believed in the power of reinvesting in others. Even his ‘Triangle of Success’ which was the foundation of his UCLA powerhouse teams that won 88 games in a row, he shared at any opportunity he could. Mentoring, or reinvesting, in others not only helped the people around him but also strengthened his ability to teach his players. No great coach, leader, or figure in history became great by hoarding secrets and absolutely no one became great by themselves. Whenever someone says they are a self-made man I laugh.

No one is self made. We all have had help along the way. So why not reinvest what you have learned into others and help change lives and in doing so leave a legacy. When we realize it’s not about competition, but instead about cooperation with others, that’s when greatness is achieved. ‘A mentor must always guide, never push. It was my job to listen to them, offer my perspective and encourage them to pursue the ideals they believed to be true.’ John Wooden

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Episode 107 – Anthony Gustin – The Science Behind The Why & The What We Should Eat

Episode 107 – Anthony Gustin – The Science Behind The Why & The What We Should Eat ——– Anthony Gustin is the founder and CEO of Perfect Keto and Equip Foods – two of the largest health brands in America. He is also the host of the largely followed Natural State podcast. Anthony didn’t sit in a lab to become the expert he is, he lived and breathed what he preaches. He grew up from what he calls ‘fat and often sick’ to now being ‘lean and healthy.’  Anthony figured out the importance of how to completely optimize himself and his own life through Nutrition, Movement, Stress/Mental Health, Sleep/Rest, and Environment. And good news for you, he shares it all on this episode of the 1% Podcast. You WILL come away from this episode with a great grasp on how to set up the blueprint in your own life that will allow you to fully optimize! 

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Develop the 3 THINGS rule 

 

Develop the 3 THINGS rule 


How many times have you came to the end of the day and wondered to yourself, ‘what did I really get done today?’ And the answer was: ‘Well, I sent some emails, I made a few calls, I spent hours searching the best recipe for homemade scallop gnocchi.’  Daily production value, equivalent to that of a sloth. 

It happens to all of us. More than we would like to admit. 

The question is, how can we combat this? How can we ensure that we are productive and efficient every day? 

Very simple, it’s what I call the ‘3 Things Rule’.  This is not a to-do list where it keeps growing and growing with endless do the laundry type menial tasks. These are three things that you know when the day is over you have done that will improve yourself, your team at the office, your career, the ones you love the most. 

However, a lot of people fall into the trap of thinking these three things have to be goals accomplished or physical results. They don’t. Many times the most productive and efficient breakthroughs are not tangible. 


For example: My ‘3 Big Things’ could look like this (written in my morning journal while sipping a beaming hot cup of the world’s best coffee) 

  • Write two chapters in the current book I am working on 
  • Practice my keynote motivational talk once fully through and each section individually with short breaks in between
  • Connect with one person I know can help grow myself either personally or in my career

Simple as that. And now I know I have clear direction going into my day of what three things I can do to move the needle forward in my life. It’s the essence of the 1%-er. Taking daily steps forward improving yourself so that you can help improve others. 

Think about where you will be three months from now if you continue to do your ‘3 Things’ daily. Six months? One year? Five years? Twenty years? 

The power of the ‘3 Things’ holds exponential potential. 

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