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Podcast #316:
Stop Making Excuses, Start Doing What You Love!

Marie Forleo

Guest: Marie Forleo

Marie Forleo — host of Marie TV and founder of B-School — returns to the podcast to reveal how to go from stuck to getting started.

Here’s what you’ll learn:

8:37 – The one question you MUST ask yourself before starting your own business.

10:55 – Small steps you can take to avoid sacrificing your sleep for success.

12:40 – The only way to turn yourself from an amateur into an expert.

15:44 – Why “someone else already doing it” is actually GOOD thing, and what Marie does to stand out in the crowd.

19:35 – The three most important letters for any entrepreneur.

20:45 – Dealing with “idea overload”: getting ideas out of your head and into the world.

24:26 – The best piece of advice Marie ever got.

25:12 – The truth about “success” and the power of entrepreneurship to change the world.

29:20 – All about B-School plus how you can get a free sneak peek.

30:00 – How to spend a weekend in San Diego with Sean and friends!

More Episodes with Marie

2/14/13: How to Get Paid to Do What You Love.
2/12/14: Make Money, Change the World

See you Friday with Jake Ducey, author of The Purpose Principles.

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My Dad and Me.

Dad and Me

Got a story for ya today…

I make it no secret that I AM AN ENTREPRENEUR with a deep passion for health and wellness.

Like a lot of health bloggers, it took me a long time to fully embrace the business side of things — the marketing, the sales, the networking, the fears.

It’s been quite a journey, but I can honestly say that I have the best job in the world. I read books, interview the authors, and have the privilege of helping people all over the world overcome their health issues.

It’s a pretty sweet gig. And YOU make it possible.

My entrepreneurial journey began when I was maybe six-years-old. Like clockwork, the latest issue of my father’s Entrepreneur Magazine would arrive in our mailbox each month, addressed to Fred Lee Croxton.

A hardworking man and Korean War vet with abilities that went well above and beyond his limited education, my father prized his stacks of business publications — Fortune, Black Enterprise, and the one that fascinated me the most, Entrepreneur Mag.

Of course, as a He-Man-watching, WWF-loving kid, it wasn’t the articles I found so intriguing, but the title itself.


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Podcast 244: Stop Doing ((Stuff)) You Hate!

Stop-Sign-2by Sean Croxton

“There is no reason in 2008 to do ((stuff)) you hate.”

Of all of the personal development and business talks I’ve ever watched, this simple and slightly-profane declaration from one Gary Vaynerchuk six years ago probably had the most lasting impact on the direction I would take in my life.

Because life is way too short to spend one-third of our waking hours doing intolerable ((stuff)) that numbs our spirit in exchange for “security”.

((______)) that…

I know what you’re thinking: The economy isn’t what it used to be, Sean.

I couldn’t agree with you more. And that’s because the economy isn’t what it used to be.

We are no longer living in the days of our grandparents, when a high school diploma punched your ticket to a job at the factory.

Or the days when a college education imparted at least some assurance that a job was waiting on the other side of the commencement stage.

Nope, those factory jobs are on the other side of the ocean. And the college grad has been replaced by the electronic voice that asks me what I want but can’t understand me when I say it and then hangs up on me, but not without that aggravating “goodbye”.

The days we are living in today are the ones when a guy writes an e-book on teaching a parrot how to talk and becomes a millionaire.

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Why I LOVE My Mom.

photoby Sean Croxton

I love my Mom.

If I listed all the reasons why I so immensely adore her, this postl would get pretty darn long.

But the short story I’d like to share with you today is a testament to why she’s my favorite person in the whole wide world.

Here goes…

Last year, Mom was especially excited about her Christmas gift for me. In fact, she bought it early in the year and had to restrain herself from giving it to me before the holiday.

When the time came to gather around the tree and open up our presents, she watched intently as I unwrapped this “extra special” gift.

I opened the tin case and found a beautiful, gold watch.

But this wasn’t your ordinary watch.

This watch had no hands. No numbers. No hours. No seconds. Nothing. Just a gold face.

At first I didn’t get it. How am supposed to tell time with this, Mom?

Then she asked me to read the back of the case. Here’s what it said…