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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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How to Recharge Your Batteries in Life and Work!

by Sean Croxton

Green light.

About 10 years ago, when I worked for Todd Durkin I learned the art of color-coding the calendar. If I remember correctly, green meant Green Machine, yellow meant Mellow Yellow, and red meant STOP.

Green Machine is when you’re working your tail off, helping as many people as you can, making a contribution to the lives of others, and earning a good living doing it.

Mellow Yellow is when you tap the breaks a bit and slow things down. The fitness crowd may call this “active recovery”, when you back off on your workouts, reduce the intensity, and allow the body to recuperate before heading into another training cycle.

The color red is the universal signal to STOP. Break time! However, red can also indicate an emergency. And unfortunately, for some folks, it can take a real crisis — typically some kind of stress-induced health challenge — before they are forced to call a time-out from their overscheduled and undernourished lives.

Now I won’t lie to you and tell you that my Google calendar resembles a stop light. There are no green, yellow, or red weeks. But I will tell you that since I learned about Todd’s system way back in 2001 I have always been mindful of not only how I expend my energy but how I recover it as well.

For example, when I was a personal trainer I would take it easy during the summer months, working maybe 10 hours a week, just enough to pay the bills and have some fun. In an occupation known for burnout (my buddy Chris even wrote a book about it), I think these Mellow Yellow summers were what kept me going for as long as I did.

A few years ago, I even took an entire summer off, woke up without an alarm, spent many days with my feet in the sand and eyes on the ocean, and BASICally had the time of my life on the corner of 10th and J.

And as you probably already know, I take at least a month off from UW Radio every year.

I guess you can say I’m a master at recharging my batteries.

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Do You Have a Fear of Success?

by Sean Croxton & Dr. Srini Pillay


A month ago, I wrote a blog about how I had been pondering what was going to be my next step in this endless journey of heath, wellness, and mindset.

In that blog I mentioned my desire to learn more about why we do (or not do) the things we do. Why do we long to reach out goals and objectives, only to sabotage ourselves time and time again?

In yet another case of serendipity (it happens quite a bit in my life), I was sent a book called Life Unlocked: 7 Revolutionary Lessons to Overcome Fear. Reading through Dr. Pillay’s book really blew my hair back. It was exactly what I had been looking for. Not only does he outline the reasons why our brains can be our worst enemies standing in the way of us reaching our mountaintops, but he describes the inner workings of the specific areas of the brain responsible for our many acts of sabotage.

The chapter that spoke to me the most was the one titled Fear of Success. I felt as if he had written it with me in mind! Over the last year or so (my whole life, maybe), I had wrestled with each of the reasons Dr. Pillay outlined for why so many of us fear success. They included:

* Fear of loneliness of success
* Fear of the disorientation of success
* Fear of the responsibility of success
* Fear of the unknown
* Fear of being unable to maintain the success
* Fear of losing our drive
* Fear of becoming prey
* Fear of losing our identity

I can put a checkmark after each and every one of those reasons. How about you?

Last Friday, I had the privilege of interviewing Dr. Pillay on UW Radio. It was one of my favorite shows of all time. If you missed it, click HERE.

Check out the video below. It’s sure to resonate with a lot of people.

I encourage you to order Life Unlocked to learn the ways in which you can overcome your fears and live the life you were meant to live.

Sean Croxton
Author, The Dark Side of Fat Loss

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What’s Your WHY?

What’s your WHY?

When we have a big enough reason, we will do ANYTHING to achieve our objectives. In the world of health, fitness, and weight loss, that can literally mean anything. Just a few days ago, a link was tweeted to me regarding a soap that helps with weight loss! Drop pounds in the shower!


We weren’t born yesterday. We know darn well that a belt that sends an electric charge through our abs won’t help us lose weight. We know that cabbage soup won’t keep the pounds off forever. Let’s just get real with ourselves.