The School of Self-Mastery: Business, Money, Life

The School of Self-Mastery podcast is all about business, money and life. I talk with guests who have created a RICH life for themselves, not because they’re bathing in money, (although they may be doing that too) but because they’ve defined and created success on their own terms, through their own personal successful habits. Habits are the root of simplifying your success I also appear solo two days a week to dive deeper into self-mastery topics and give actionable takeaways you can start applying today.
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Jul 31, 2015

Jeff created How to Quit Working because he wants to help you Live More. He is the author of How to Quit Working, A Simple Plan to Quit Your Job for a Life of Freedom. He hosts a weekly show called The How to Quit Working Show that features lessons from Freedom Fanatics who quit their soul-sucking 9-5 job and created a business that lets them live a passionate life of freedom. Jeff also writes for several media outlets, including The Huffington Post, Lifehack and Elite Daily. Most of all, Jeff is a Freedom Fanatic, fiercely devoted to finding a better way to “do life”.

Jeff's top 3 tips for people ready to quit their jobs and start a business:

  • always listen to what people want

  • you need to be passionate

  • find peace in yourself before you go try to do anything else

Find Jeff over at his website and on his podcast the How To Quit Working Show. 

Jul 30, 2015

Today’s guest is an author, motivational and keynote speaker, CNN reporter, and most importantly a dad.

Josh Levs, is a father of three, he has spent years reporting for CNN on air and online, and serving as the network’s dad columnist. Prior to CNN, he was a reporter for NPR.  His many prizes include six Peabody awards, two Edward R. Murrow awards, and a designation as a Journalist of the Year from the Atlanta Press Club. Levs is also a motivational and keynote speaker. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with his wife and children.

Josh and I talk about how corporate america is failing dad's, mom's and businesses everywhere. He shares his story about how he took legal action against his employer, Time Warner, when he was denied fair time off when his daughter was born. Josh has teamed up with female organizations as well such as Sharol Sandberg's Lean In, because this isn't just about paternal leave, this is about an antiquated corporate system and work-first culture that is failing us all.

You can find Josh Levs here on his website: and you can get his book, All In, here:

Jul 29, 2015

6 reasons why you are still not financially free...and how to get there.


#1 You don't think it’s possible


#2 You don’t have a real plan


#3 You spend all your money right away


#4 You take advice from the wrong people


#5 You don’t make sacrifices 


#6 You don't have a daily gratitude practice

Use tools and systems to help you manage your finances. A few of my favorites are and

Financial freedom is available to you right now, you just have to take your head out of the sand, get focused, and be consistent towards your goals.

Check out my free webinar on how I paid off $45,000 in debt in just 6 months. 

Free facebook community - Society of Self-Mastery

Jul 28, 2015

Today's guest is persuasion psychology expert, Bushra Azhar. 

Bushra believes that human beings are irrational and that trying to persuade someone through a rational argument is like trying to stop a 5 year old from overdosing on M&Ms by recounting the evils of high fructose corn syrup. She is a Persuasion Strategist and creator of The Non-Icky Persuasion Toolkit: Use The Psychology of Persuasion to Sell Your Ideas, Your Work or Yourself! You can find Bushra at

Bushra knows the power of persuasion well, she's created over $12,000/month of just passive income alone, and is a one woman show! 

Get Bushra's persuasive email series here:

Jul 27, 2015

Ready to tap into the potential you always knew you had?

Your highest potential that is...not some half-ass next level greatness.

Are you currently living as your best self? If you are, you might not need this podcast. But if not, why—what’s the holdup?

A few things that might be holding you back:

  • Your Mindset - your thoughts and beliefs may be limiting your success

  • Your Habits - your daily routines and rituals may be keeping you stuck

  • Your Attitude - your perceptions and outlook on life and circumstances

This list could go on and on, but essentially, if you want to master your life, you must first master yourself.

It's time to overcome mediocrity and to reach our highest potential. Yet, everyday many of us are waking up and doing the same thing we did the day before. And our extraordinary life continues to stay a dream.

This School of Self-Mastery is about how to master yourself, so that you can continue to take your levels of success—in every area of your personal and professional life—to levels beyond what you’ve experienced before.

If you're like me, you get really excited by the idea of being world class, of being great at what you do, of living a very extraordinary, successful life. But you're frustrated because it seems to slip through your fingers. The problem, of course, is that YOU are the problem!

If you want to tap into your GREATEST potential, you need to start to actively growing yourself.

This means committing to self-mastery.

What is self-mastery? It's taking ownership of your results in life and using any and every means available to become the best that you can be. It's recognizing that to get to that world class level, you will have to develop exceptional, robust habits of success-– because all your results ultimately flow from YOU.

Mastery is...

  • the demonstration of a great skill or technique

  • thorough knowledge of a subject

  • the ability to display great skill or achieve a significant accomplishment

  • the action, skill or process demonstrated by a master.

Mastery spans and encompasses the areas of skill, knowledge, and taking action ... which is something we can all do in our own lives.

Far too often, it seems like mastery is reserved for others. That it is not easily obtainable and a goal few would aspire to, let alone reach. But self-mastery is at the heart of every human with the desire to attain it.

This is not just theorizing. Results, results, results are what I care about. Nothing fluffy here.

The fact is, if you're not satisfied with what you've accomplished so far, you need better habits, better beliefs, better thought-patterns, more emotional awareness, more knowledge, and new skills to bridge the gap. 

The 5 pillars of self-mastery include: 

  1. Mindset
  2. Finances
  3. Physical Body/Health
  4. Relationships
  5. Purpose

Share with me what questions you have -

Take the free self-mastery mini-course here:

Jul 24, 2015

A little bit about today's guest, Maria Hinton...she is a possibilitarian and prosperity coach for entrepreneurs and go getters who are sick and tired of the rat race and living by other people’s rules.

Maria teaches her clients what true abundance and prosperity mean and how to embody these Universal laws to create lives and business that reflect their deepest desires and values. She makes manifestation and success, both financial and otherwise, achievable and enjoyable and guides her clients to a full understanding of how what they think and believe hold the keys and power to changing their lives. She is the right balance of grit and street smarts mixed with spirituality and manifesting mojo. If you are looking to change your life and outlook to unlimited potential, prosperity and possibilities, Maria is the mentor for you.

Maria can be found at and on Facebook in her free private Facebook community, Magnetizing Magic Mastery.

Maria and I talk all about how to master your money mindset, overcome obstacles and reach their infinite potential. 

Our NYC event takes place on October 1-2 and you can claim your spot here: 

Jul 23, 2015

Success starts before 8am is all about creating real intention in the morning. In this episode I share the importance of a morning routine, why yours will be different from everyone else's (and why that's okay), how long it's going to take you, and I walk you through my morning routine step by step to get an inside view. 

Referenced in this episode - The Miracle Morning -

Jul 23, 2015

Today’s guest is one of my personal heroes, Hal Elrod. He’s the #1 best-selling author of what is now being widely regarded as “one of the most life-changing books ever written” titled, The Miracle Morning: The Not So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed To Transform Your Life… Before 8AM.

It is also one of the highest rated books on Amazon with over 700 five-star reviews!

What’s even more incredible is that Hal actually died at age 20. He was hit head on by a drunk driver at 70 mph, broke 11 bones, died for 6 minutes, and spent 6 days in a coma only to wake up to face the news that he may never walk again... Well, not only did he walk, Hal went on to run a 52-mile ultra marathon, become a hall of fame business achiever, an international keynote speaker, one of the world’s top success coaches, he’s a hip-hop recording artist, has been featured in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, writes for, has appeared on radio and TV shows across the country, and the list just goes on and on. He’s also the host of one of the top personal development podcasts on iTunes, called “Achieve Your Goals with Hal Elrod.” 

As the bestselling author of The Miracle Morning, I brought him on today to talk about how you can change any—or literally EVERY area of your life, by simply changing the way you wake up in the morning—even if you’ve never been a morning person.

You can find Hal Elrod @

Hal’s Entrepreneur magazine article about affirmations here:

You can purchase The Miracle Morning here -

Jul 23, 2015

Denise Duffield-Thomas is the money mindset mentor for the new wave of online female entrepreneurs. Her best-selling books “Lucky Bitch” and “Get Rich, Lucky Bitch” give a fresh and funny road-map to create an outrageously successful life and business.

Denise helps women release their fear of money, set premium prices for their services and take back control over their finances.

Denise is an award winning speaker, author and entrepreneur who helps women transform their Economy-Class money mindset into a First-Class life.

In todays episode Denise and I talk about how she created such incredible success in her business, how she still self-sabotages (and so does everyone else), how to disprove some of your limiting money beliefs, and some of her personal habits for success. I loved having Denise on the show so much that she’s already agreed to be a return guest later this year!

You can find more info about Denise’s free pricing course and her Bootcamp here -

Jul 23, 2015

Today’s guest is Tom Corley. For five years, Tom observed and documented the daily activities of 233 wealthy people and 128 people living in poverty. He discovered there is an immense difference between the habits of the wealthy and the poor. During his research he identified over 200 daily activities that separated the “haves” from the “have nots.” The culmination of his research can be found in his #1 bestselling book, Rich Habits – The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals.

Today on the episode Tom and I talk about the habits of RICH vs POOR humans, how to create RICH habits, and how Tom went from rich to completely broke and back to creating his own success. 

You can find Tom over at his website - and you can get his book, Rich Habits, here -

Jul 23, 2015

Episode zero is an opportunity for me to tell you what the mission of this podcast is, why you’re here, and why you’re going to want to keep coming back here every day (Monday - Friday) for more.

I’ll be talking to guests who have created a RICH life for themselves, not because they’re bathing in money, (although they may be doing that too) but because they’ve defined and created success on their own terms, through their own personal successful habits.

Habits are the root of simplifying your success

I’ll even be appearing here solo a few days a week as well to dive deeper into things that YOU want to know about.

You can join my free facebook community Society of Self Mastery and you can ask me questions there that I will answer for you right here in more depth.