Jason Hartman Foundation

William Poundstone is the author of fourteen books, including Big Secrets, Prisoner's Dilemma, Fortune's Formula, and Are You Smart Enough to Work at Google? He has written for The New York Times, Harper’s, Harvard Business Review, and the Village Voice, among other publications, and has adapted several of his books for ABC television. He is on the board of advisors of the Center for Election Science.

Poundstone was born in Morgantown, West Virginia, and studied physics at MIT. His writing often explores the social implications of scientific or philosophic ideas—from voting methods (Gaming the Vote) to competition and cooperation (Prisoner's Dilemma) to the gambling system known as the Kelly criterion (Fortune's Formula).

Amazon rated Fortune's Formula the #1 Editor's Pick for nonfiction in 2005. Poundstone won the NYSSCPA's Excellence in Financial Journalism Award in 2011.

Key Takeaways:

[2:15] What the American public knows and what that says about us

[4:40] Why some things are just worth knowing even though you could look them up

[8:35] The correlation between vocabulary and your success in life

[13:00] How many elected officials most people actually know

[16:25] How little we're teaching kids about sex and what impact that's having

[18:56] The theory of scientific betting and how to properly use it

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Direct download: YW_106_William_Poundstone.mp3
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Careers with Wings is a unique approach developed by President and Founder Marcy Morrison that provides you with the freedom to truly do what you love to do, what you are good at doing and combine that with how you can make the biggest impact with your role in making a difference in the world.   Passion + Purpose = World Change (TM). With this formula at the core, you will wake up with energy and enthusiasm every day loving what you do knowing that you are making a difference.
Marcy sees each person as a multi-faceted puzzle and when the pieces are put together and celebrated – the magic can happen – where people love what they do and can make the biggest impact – making not only their lives wonderful but those lives that they affect wonderful as well – that includes families, friends, communities and strangers.   People are not meant to be put into a box but are meant to be celebrated for their uniqueness and their incredible gifts that they are meant to be shared with the world.

Marcy talks with Jason about what it means to find your true calling, how you can do it, and what it can lead to.

Key Takeaways:

[2:48] How people can find their true passion

[5:36] Whether we should pursue our dream career if we have a job in this turbulent economy

[7:09] Defining success how YOU want it, rather than how society does

[9:37] If it's possible to be passionless

[12:58] How to go about getting the experience you need for the job you want

[14:59] Ways you can network in the job you have now to get the job of your dreams

[17:51] What people are willing to give up to do what they love to do

[18:50] The book and advice that Marcy gives to everyone because it changed her life

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Direct download: YW_105_Marcy_Morrison.mp3
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Gerard Adams is The Millennial Mentor, a thought leader, serial entrepreneur, angel investor, and philanthropist. His life's purpose is to inspire other Millennials to leverage their passions for success and create the lifestyle they dream of.

Gerard started from the bottom, and made it his mission to get to the top, doing what he was passionate about, and giving a voice to the millenial generation. He co-founded a well-loved news platform called EliteDaily.com, hustled, and recently sold it for $50,000,000.

After meeting Tony Robbins, Gerard is now dedicating his life to mentoring aspiring entrepreneurs to help them avoid the pitfalls he faced.

Key Takeaways:

[4:06] How EliteDaily.com got started

[7:40] How to hire and pay writers for your publication/company/blog

[11:10] How EliteDaily.com was able to ensure they were speaking with the right voice

[14:24] EliteDaily.com's current size

[16:26] The rising importance of video in today's online landscape

[19:07] Gerard's new thought leader business

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Direct download: YW_104_Gerard_Adams.mp3
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Victor Prince is author of "Lead Inside the Box: How Smart Leaders Guide Their Teams to Exceptional Results" and is the Managing Director of DiscoveredLOGIC. He has 20+ years of experience in corporate and government leadership positions using and teaching advanced problem-solving techniques.

Victor was a consultant and case team leader for Bain & Company, a leading management consulting firm. He worked on and led strategy engagements with clients in the US, UK, France and Spain in a variety of industries. While at Bain, he was also a trainer in the Associate Consulting Training program, a two-week intensive session held annually to train new college hires from across all of Bain's global offices in all aspects of Bain's consulting methodology.

Most recently, Victor was the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).

Key Takeaways:

[5:01] How to try and hire only the best and how to evaluate your current team to maximize results

[9:38] How you can tailor your job posting and interviewing to figure out what kind of worker you're dealing with.

[14:01] Whether a team can survive if you have nothing but exemplars and how to deal with it if you don't

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Direct download: YW_103_Victor_Prince.mp3
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Christian Fioravanti is the founder and creator of Attractionology, co-founder and co-creator of 20 Minute Video Payday and founder and publisher of Project Catapult. He has been a small business owner since 2007. He owns and operates several web-based businesses and has authored several books and other pieces of literature related to business.

Key Takeaways:

[4:45] A good reason for dealing with physical products
[9:12] The secret sauce for giveaways
[14:56] The sweet spot to make free offers really work
[20:31] The Jason Hartman bumper sticker tag
[27:58] The funnel process that's 3 years ahead of everyone else
[31:08] If there's a barrier to what size companies can use funnels

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Direct download: YW_102_Christian_Fioravanti.mp3
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John Gaver is Editor & Publisher of the popular webzine, ActionAmerica, which he describes as an "original intent conservative" publication, and author of "The Rich Don't Pay Tax! ... or Do They?".

John has been very active in politics since before he was old enough to vote; at that time, campaigning for Barry Goldwater. In addition to his many stints as a precinct chairman in three Texas counties and serving as a delegate to numerous Texas state GOP Conventions, John was the county chairman for Hank Grover's gubernatorial campaign, in Grover's home county. Today, he considers himself to be a Reagan conservative and a man without a party.

Key Takeaways:

[5:11] What the left is doing that's making people vote with their feet

[11:15] What data to look at that isn't corrupted by politicians and economists

[15:52] Discussing the concerns of a national sales tax

[21:40] Who a flat tax would hurt the most (it's not who you'd think)

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Direct download: YW_101_John_Gaver.mp3
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Craig Ballantyne has been the Editor of Early to Rise since 2011. He’s also a Strength & Conditioning coach in Toronto, author of Turbulence Training, a contributing author to Men’s Health magazine, and a member of the Training Advisory Board for Maximum Fitness and Oxygen magazines.

Craig is also the author of "The Perfect Day Formula: How to Own the Day and Control Your Life".

Key Takeaways:

[4:06] Controlling the morning

[6:12] The proactive morning approach

[7:38] Identifying your OCD loops

[11:06] Starting to script out your day

[12:48] Where to start in the Perfect Day Kit

[14:38] Defining Magic Time

[15:54] Why Craig believes you should really try and be a morning person

[18:33] The app that makes Jason's morning

[20:27] The 5 Pillars

[23:35] Making the afternoon productive

[25:23] Creating a Not To Do List

[24:48] The new Law of Attraction...the Law of Action Attraction

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Tabata Pro App

Direct download: YW_100_Craig_Ballantyne.mp3
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A serial entrepreneur turned investor, Matt is driven by the idea that you don't have to put your family or your future in jeopardy to start and run a successful business. A graduate of the #1-ranked undergraduate entrepreneurship program in the United States, the Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Houston, Matt graduated summa cum laude with a double-major in finance and entrepreneurship.

After a stint in corporate finance, he founded his first business at the age of 22 and grew that business into a multi-million dollar, industry-leading enterprise with thousands of products. Over the next four years, he launched and grew three more multi-million dollar businesses focused on bottom line profitability. Matt is now hyper-focused on practical things that business owners can do to drive growth and profitability, which he considers the true measure of any business. Learning and teaching these practices has become Matt's personal passion and the mission of Amazing.com. He has authored numerous articles for some of the world's most respected business publications, including Forbes, Business.com, and Under 30 CEO. Matt is determined to teach would-be entrepreneurs all over the world how to start and run a business without making the same catastrophic mistakes as nearly eighty percent of those who try.

Key Takeaways:

[4:47] How people have gone from government assistance to making a business selling tens of millions in sales and paying for a house with cash

[10:06] Starting up your business on Amazon

[14:01] The importance of making your own brand on Amazon

[17:53] How Amazing.com is helping people start their business

[24:41] What ONE THING you need to do to be on your way to having your own successful business

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Direct download: YW_99_Matt_Clark.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:58pm EST

Jason Hartman talks with Mitch Russo, former CEO and President of Business Breakthroughs with Tony Robbins, co-found of Timeslips Corp and author of The Invisible Organization: How Ingenious CEOs are Creating Thriving, Virtual Companies.

Key Takeaways:

[5:10] How he got into creating virtual companies

[9:30] The real issue you HAVE to understand in order to be prepared to take your company virtual

[15:22] Dealing with staff output and hours with a virtual company

[20:15] How to screen all the available technologies and which ones he likes

[26:17] When creating virtual companies hit an inflection point

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Direct download: YW_98_Mitch_Russo.mp3
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