Psychology of Entrepreneurship

Ronsley Seriojo Vaz

What if we were not alone as entrepreneurs, artists, athletes & creatives?

We are trained to believe that if we are not doing something productive at every moment of every day that we are failing, that we are being left behind. That we are not working towards success.

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In a society that makes you conform to all sorts of structures, standing out and being yourself is a rebellious act. There's never been a better time for you to be yourself. If you are an entrepreneur, artist, athlete or creative, one who makes something that didn't exist before, then this is for you In this volume of The Psychology of Entrepreneurship… I interview Bri Seeley about mental stamina & decision fatigue because: Bri was awarded a Silver Stevie Award in 2020 for Coach of the Year - Business and a Bronze Stevie Award in 2020 for Woman of the Year - Business Services. She is a member of the Forbes Coaches Council, The author of the best-selling Permission to Leap, and has been seen on The TODAY Show, Forbes, Entrepreneur, Yahoo! She's the top-ranking 'Entrepreneur Coach' on Google. She is also the host of the success diaries a podcast that I’ve been on which is so cool. Bri Seeley … is an entrepreneur, a coach of entrepreneurs, and a believer that we can all get the goals we strive for. In this episode we speak about: The psychology of being an entrepreneur The inner game that we can't see, we can't touch, and we can't put our fingers on The amount of mental discipline required in entrepreneurship Naveen Jain Mental Stamina ... how to thing about it, how to pursue it and some ideas to increase your mental stamina Bri's journey into entrepreneurship Decision Fatigue ... why we don't make certain decisions and how they make us tired How to reduce decision fatigue by keeping your bigger vision in mind The stories that we tell ourselves about like, "Oh, I can't possibly have that." The struggles for entrepreneurs vary depending on the stage of entrepreneurship they are at Charging what you are worth Enneagram ... and its theory If you have a business and a podcast download your free copy of The Recurring Results Roadmap for Podcasters™. Download it here - https://roadmap.wearepodcast.com This Roadmap gives you 3 main things: Your perfect clients' attention - You know that you're the best kept secret in your industry. We'll show you how to get your audiences' attention. It's quite simple if you follow the right steps. Their deepest engagement - No form of content is more engaging than voice and audio. We'll show you how to create an engaging podcast. An easy method to sell - The average sales process is a mess, for everyone. We'll show you how to avoid 'icky' conversations and properly grow your business.  

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Nov 28

30 min 43 sec

In a society that makes you conform to all sorts of structures, standing out and being yourself is a rebellious act. There's never been a better time for you to be yourself. If you are an entrepreneur, artist, athlete or creative, one who makes something that didn't exist before, then this is for you In this volume of The Psychology of Entrepreneurship… I interview Tina Tower about creating a Micro-Million Dollar business because: She is the Author of One Life - How To Have The Life of Your Dreams, released in 2018. And now … Million Dollar Micro Business (get your book if you haven’t already got it. I’ve read it cover to cover.) She has won the Telstra National Young Business Woman of the Year Award She is an Australian Business Champion featured on the Today Show, in the Financial Review, on Sky Business as well as the Business Woman to watch by Huffington Post. She is a Coach to online course creators, A Podcaster, Business Strategist … and my friend :)  IN this episode we speak about: Being the example, the leader & the believer. Her first exciting moment in entrepreneurship The disparity of professionalism The Taliban and what is happening now Tina's backstory - the lawyer, teacher, entrepreneur Sales & Selling - how to not have icky sales conversations The 7 day launch formula How to prepare for a selling campaign The mountain of value you already have The most important thing you can do for women rights Generational women issues How to show up as an entrepreneur If you have a business and a podcast download your free copy of The Recurring Results Roadmap for Podcasters™. Download it here - https://roadmap.wearepodcast.com This Roadmap gives you 3 main things: Your perfect clients' attention - You know that you're the best kept secret in your industry. We'll show you how to get your audiences' attention. It's quite simple if you follow the right steps. Their deepest engagement - No form of content is more engaging than voice and audio. We'll show you how to create an engaging podcast. An easy method to sell - The average sales process is a mess, for everyone. We'll show you how to avoid 'icky' conversations and properly grow your business.

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Nov 4

29 min 45 sec

Focusing on the negative gets you nowhere, especially in business. If you don’t want to be a victim of yourself, it’s simple. Don’t be one. Founder and CEO of Hawke Media, Erik Huberman, isn’t one to take sh*t from anyone. In fact, he credits that attitude for getting him this far. Erik’s a nice guy for sure, but he doesn’t play “Mr Nice Guy”. This volume features Erik’s entire uncut interview, and it’s one you’re going to want to check out. || LINKS || hawkemedia.com/ | Full show notes - mustamplify.com/poe-2/

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Jul 1

49 min 26 sec

When it comes to making any sort of lasting change in the world, you have to start with the children. After all, it’s the generations that come after us that are going to be cleaning up our messes. Jane Vadiveloo knows that better than anyone. And it’s why she’s dedicated her life and career to building a better future for Aboriginal youth. Hear her entire uncut interview about her important work in this volume. || LINKS || childrensground.org.au/ | Full show notes - mustamplify.com/poe-2/

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Jun 17

1 hr

We’ve all negotiated at some point in our lives. Whether you’re the president of your country negotiating international trade or a high schooler negotiating curfew with your parents, it all counts. Negotiation is for everyone. Entrepreneur or not, you can use negotiation tools in virtually any scenario. If you want to feel seen and acknowledged, and make someone else feel the same way, you definitely want to give this volume a listen. || LINKS || Full show notes - https://mustamplify.com/poe-2/

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Jun 3

29 min 31 sec

Saying no isn’t always easy, but it’s entirely necessary to create boundaries. This goes for your kids, your friends, your family, your co-workers and your business associates. But can you say no too much? The art and science of saying no is a bit complex, but it all comes down to staying true to yourself. This enlightening Clubhouse conversation explores everything that goes into how and when to say no – in your entrepreneurial journey, and in life. || LINKS || Full show notes - mustamplify.com/poe-2/

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May 20

30 min 7 sec

There are so many social media apps out there, and they all have their pros and cons as far as using them in a business capacity. Clubhouse is the new kid on the block, and as an audio-only platform, it has many advantages other platforms do not. Clubhouse has the potential to be an integral part of your entrepreneurial journey. If you’re wondering the how, when and what makes this all possible, you definitely want to tune into this volume.  || LINKS || Full show notes - mustamplify.com/poe-2/

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May 13

30 min 38 sec

You probably hear about Bitcoin on a daily basis by now. It’s on the news, in your social media newsfeed and in casual conversations around the world. But what is it? And what does it mean for the future of money? Bitcoin is an undeniable force that we all should be paying more attention to. Luckily, I happen to have some well-known friends in this area. So, in this Clubhouse fireside chat, you’ll hear Bitcoin experts Jimmy Song and Brad Mills discuss it. Welcome to Bitcoin 101. || LINKS || Full show notes - mustamplify.com/poe-2

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Apr 8

32 min 10 sec

What freedoms are you giving away without even knowing it? And what does freedom really mean, anyway? It turns out freedom means different things to different people. However, we’re all affected by its definition. In this volume, we’re bringing you yet another riveting Clubhouse conversation. How is money connected to freedom? How is that going to change in the future? Tune in to find out! || LINKS || Full show notes - mustamplify.com/poe-2

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Apr 1

32 min 26 sec

Leaving a lasting impact on those around you is easier than you think. The real question is, what kind of impact are you going to leave? In this Clubhouse conversation, Philip McKernan discusses how using your voice can make an impact in the world. But sometimes, it’s the smaller impacts you make that are the most important. || LINKS || philipmckernan.com | Full show notes - mustamplify.com/poe-2

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Mar 25

32 min 2 sec

There are currently many global problems that need solving. The sheer amount of suffering that goes on in the world can be so overwhelming that it’s hard to know where to begin. Human beings are innately selfish. We’ve evolved this way to survive. However, if we can slightly shift our perspective, or leave our minds open to unique ideas, we can all become problem solvers. Check out this Clubhouse conversation of a panel full of amazing innovators discussing how we can tackle global issues. || LINKS | | Full show notes - https://mustamplify.com/poe-2

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Mar 18

34 min 45 sec

Healing doesn’t have to only happen in the spiritual sense. There are so many ways to be a healer, in both your personal and professional life. During an insightful conversation with Simon Cheng, founder and CEO of Pique Tea, we touch on ways people all over the world incorporate healing into their culture. Sometimes simply changing the way you interact with the people around you can inspire healing. || LINKS | www.piquetea.com/ | wearepodcast.com/events/ | Full show notes - mustamplify.com/poe-2

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Mar 11

34 min 23 sec

Art is subjective. When you view a piece of art or read a poem or story, you take your own thoughts and experiences and project them onto the subject at hand. An artist can grow immensely from playing on the feedback they receive. In this volume, I talk with Death Row inmate George Wilkerson on how he uses art and poetry as a way to connect with himself and the outside world.    || LINKS || tessiecastillo.com/product/crimsonletters/ | wearepodcast.com/events/ | Full show notes - mustamplify.com/poe-2

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Mar 4

32 min 22 sec

What’s the difference between equity and equality? Well, equality ensures that everyone has access to the same thing. Equity, however, is about getting everyone what they need to thrive. In this volume, master coach, speaker and best-selling author Rachel Luna chats with me about personal identity and how it pertains to equity. Rachel has coached some of the most successful entrepreneurs in the world. And she has led the kind of life that gives her the credentials to do so. || LINKS || www.rachelluna.biz/ Follow Rachel on Instagram - @girlconfident/ |  wearepodcast.com/events/ | Full show notes - mustamplify.com/psychology-of-entrepreneurship/

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Feb 25

36 min 36 sec

Being an entrepreneur is much like being a professional athlete. When you’re an athlete, you have to be acutely aware of the status of both your physical and mental health. If you’re not taking time to nurture yourself, stress can easily take over. In business, self-awareness can mean the difference between success and burn-out. Kerwin Rae has coached over 100,000 people worldwide in this exact philosophy. In this volume, he shares some straight-forward truths on self-care in the business world.   || LINKS || kerwinrae.com/ | Connect with Kerwin on LinkedIn - linkedin.com/in/kerwinrae |  wearepodcast.com/events/ | Full show notes - mustamplify.com/67-volume-kerwin-rae-athlete/

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Feb 18

37 min 53 sec

As someone who is constantly engaging with youth, Katie knows we can do better. In order to make positive change now, and change for the future, we have to get inside the minds of those who see things with clear eyes. And in order to do that, we need to listen. || LINKS || Connect with Katie on LinkedIn - linkedin.com/in/katie-acheson-b0582826/ |  numbersandpeople.com/ |  wearepodcast.com/events/ | Full show notes - mustamplify.com/66-volume-katie-acheson-youth-inclusion

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Feb 11

37 min 56 sec

Sometimes as entrepreneurs, we get caught up in being known. Maybe you want to be known for your success, known for the money you make or known for the enterprise you build. But legacy isn’t about bank accounts or the number of times your name is mentioned in magazines. It’s about leaving the world a better place than you found it.  This is The Psychology of Entrepreneurship, I’m Ronsley Vaz. This uniquely produced audio docuseries follows me, and my guests from all walks of life. We examine world events and break down the reactions and responses to them from business-minded people. Then, together we go inside and unravel the inner workings of the mind of entrepreneurs, artists, athletes and academics. Our goal is to answer the question, “What is the psychology of our decisions?”. If you are an entrepreneur or would like to explore the entrepreneurial mindset, this is the podcast for you. Naveen Jain wants his legacy to be the things that he’s stood for. Naveen is a self-made Billionaire. Yes, you read that correctly. But he never brings up his money or even his success. As he obsessively talks about the companies he’s started, it’s the people he’s helped that take centre stage. That’s what he cares about. That’s what gets him to “jump out of bed with joy every morning.” Viome, Naveen’s latest venture, is an incredibly innovative company that wants to “make illness optional”. Viome offers unique testing that measures your unique gut microbiome, mitochondria and human immune cell function. Then with your individual test results, they can recommend exact nutritional advice to improve your health.  In this volume, Naveen tells me why there’s no shame in creating profitable companies. In fact, he explains why you’re able to help more people, the more money you make. For Naveen, it’s never been about monetary success. He wants to leave a legacy of inspiring other people to solve the world’s problems. He wants to be known for what he stood for, not the dollar amount in his bank account. Entrepreneurship is about solving problems, and Naveen never stops thinking about the problems he can solve and the lives he can touch. Also Within This Volume: Naveen’s upbrings Why you should never forget where you came from Why Naveen will never try to lose his accent Chronic disease vs. Infectious Disease Why he’s never started a non-profit The 3 questions you should ask yourself before started a business What Naveen wants his legacy to be Links: Viome - https://www.viome.com/ Naveen Jain on Health Theory - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKb7R5zFBpo Viome on Instagram  @MyViome Naveen on Instagram @NaveenJainCEO Video: Chronic Disease - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IP92d0Rf-UY Interview with Sir James Dyson - https://www.leadershipnow.com/leadingblog/2007/04/fast_company_interview_with_si.html We want to hear your podcasting questions! Send them through to kaili@amplifyagency.media to get featured on the show. Or slide into our DM’s on Instagram at www.instagram.com/mustamplifyagency, you know you want to ;)  Like the polished style of this audio docuseries? Reserve your spot at the next We Are Podcast event so you can learn all kinds of tips and tricks from the experts. They’ll give you all the motivation you need to finally get your show off the ground. Find @Ronsley on Clubhouse and join The Psychology of Entrepreneurship Club!

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Feb 4

38 min 45 sec

It’s one thing to explore tough subjects, and it’s entirely another to dedicate your career to them. But once you’re aware of unfairness in the world, at what point do you have the responsibility to do something about it? We all need to take accountability for our actions. But we also need to hold people in power accountable for their part in injustices. This is The Psychology of Entrepreneurship, I’m Ronsley Vaz. This uniquely produced audio docuseries follows me, and my guests from all walks of life. We examine world events and break down the reactions and responses to them from business-minded people. Then, together we go inside and unravel the inner workings of the mind of entrepreneurs, artists, athletes and academics. Our goal is to answer the question, “What is the psychology of our decisions?”. If you are an entrepreneur or would like to explore the entrepreneurial mindset, this is the podcast for you. Tessie Castillo dedicates her career to telling stories that often go unheard.  Tessie is a journalist, author and public speaker specialising in criminal justice, drug policy, prison reform and racial equity. Her first book, Crimson Letters: Voices from Death Row is co-authored with four men currently on Death Row in North Carolina’s Central Prison. She met these men while volunteering at the prison, teaching a writing class in 2014. Tessie was struck by the humility, wisdom and accountability of the prisoners on death row, which in turn shifted her writing in a new direction. The four men who co-authored the book mentioned above with Tessie are Michael, J. Braxton, Lyle May, Terry Robinson and George Wilkerson. I had the amazing opportunity to speak with three of them, which if you have listened to our three previous volumes, you know. In this volume, Tessie takes us back to the class she volunteered to teach in 2014, which started this amazing journey.  Like most of us, Tessie had some preconceived ideas of what the death row inmates would be like. In her words, she was expecting to walk into a room filled with “the worst of the worst”. Instead, she was captivated by the humanity surrounding her. In this volume, we explore the responsibility we all have to be accountable for not only our actions, but our thoughts and ideas. Accountability does not just apply to someone being charged with a crime and living with those consequences. It also applies to being held accountable for how our views and beliefs affect others.  Also within this volume: The fascinating story of Tessie’s first day teaching death row prisoners The instability of the warden system The horrible truth of executions Why having a good lawyer is the difference between life and death Purpose beyond punishment Links & Resources: Tessie’s Website Tessie on Instagram Crimson’s Letters Book Crimson Letter Book Club  Donate to help spread the word Psychology of Entrepreneurship Volume 60: The Death Penalty Psychology of Entrepreneurship Volume 61: Lyle May Psychology of Entrepreneurship Volume 62: Michael Jerome Braxton   Psychology of Entrepreneurship Volume 63: Terry Robinson We want to hear your podcasting questions! Send them through to kaili@amplifyagency.media to get featured on the show. Or slide into our DM’s on Instagram at www.instagram.com/mustamplifyagency, you know you want to ;)  Like the polished style of this audio docuseries? Reserve your spot at the next We Are Podcast event so you can learn all kinds of tips and tricks from the experts. They’ll give you all the motivation you need to finally get your show off the ground. Find @Ronsley on Clubhouse and join The Psychology of Entrepreneurship Club!

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Jan 28

34 min 53 sec

We hear a lot of metaphors thrown around about mental imprisonment. And those are certainly easy to make if you haven’t stepped foot into an actual prison. But maybe hearing those types of thoughts from an actual prisoner, say one on death row, could really help put things into perspective. This is The Psychology of Entrepreneurship, I’m Ronsley Vaz. This uniquely produced audio docuseries follows me, and my guests from all walks of life. We examine world events and break down the reactions and responses to them from business-minded people. Then, together we go inside and unravel the inner workings of the mind of entrepreneurs, artists, athletes, and academics. Our goal is to answer the question, “What is the psychology of our decisions?”. If you are an entrepreneur or would like to explore the entrepreneurial mindset, this is the podcast for you. Terry Robinson refuses to let imprisonment define him. If you’ve listened to the last couple of volumes of this podcast, you know the direction I’m heading in with this one. I got to speak to yet another death row inmate, and yet again had my mind blown. The thing that makes this interview different from the others I’ve had is that Terry Robinson, or Chanton, as he prefers, maintains that he’s innocent. So for this volume, I’ve decided to present this conversation from that perspective.  Chanton is an inmate on North Carolina’s Death Row and has been for the last twenty years. In April of 2000, he was found guilty of attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon and first-degree murder. A jury of his peers recommended a sentence of death. Chanton has claimed innocence for those entire 20 years, and his story has never wavered. He openly speaks and writes about the stigma against innocent people in prison and the uphill battle that exists to exoneration. You can read Chanton’s thoughts for yourself on the Walk in Those Shoes blog. In this volume, with the help of Chanton’s candid words, I explore the concepts of both innocence and imprisonment. I’m talking about the imprisonment of your own making, and the one of the very literal sense. Because despite the despair that is waiting to die in prison, Chanton offers a very uplifting look at inner peace. We discuss meditation and books, and the absolute necessity to embrace empathy above all else. Other topics within this volume: The story of Rodney Reed Chanton’s Innocence Chanton’s morning routine The book that got him through the first night in prison Why meditation is essential in prison The happiest day he had in prison What prison are you living in? Links & Resources: Crimson Letters: Voices from Death Row Chanton’s Writing on Walk in Those Shoes Book: We’re All Doing Time Video: Death Row Inmate Maintains His Innocence Video: A Former Prosecutor Apologizes for Putting an Innocent Man on Death Row Psychology of Entrepreneurship Volume 60: The Death Penalty Psychology of Entrepreneurship Volume 61: Lyle May Psychology of Entrepreneurship Volume 62: Michael Jerome Braxton   We want to hear your podcasting questions! Send them through to kaili@amplifyagency.media to get featured on the show. Or slide into our DM’s on Instagram at www.instagram.com/mustamplifyagency, you know you want to ;)  Like the polished style of this audio docuseries? Reserve your spot at the next We Are Podcast event so you can learn all kinds of tips and tricks from the experts. They’ll give you all the motivation you need to finally get your show off the ground.

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Jan 21

36 min 17 sec

We all take freedom for granted. If you found yourself confined in prison, would you be able to find hope? Would you be able to see past your cement walls and steel doors? Sometimes seeing beyond your circumstances just takes a shift in perspective.  This is The Psychology of Entrepreneurship, I’m Ronsley Vaz. This uniquely produced audio docuseries follows me, and my guests from all walks of life. We examine world events and break down the reactions and responses to them from business-minded people. Then, together we go inside and unravel the inner workings of the mind of entrepreneurs, artists, athletes and academics. Our goal is to answer the question, “What is the psychology of our decisions?”. If you are an entrepreneur or would like to explore the entrepreneurial mindset, this is the podcast for you. Michael Jerome Braxton’s perspective is you have to have compassion for yourself to have compassion for others. If you’ve listened to the last couple of volumes of this show, you know that we’ve been exploring the concept of the death penalty. Not only have we dove deep into the American prison system, but I have had the extraordinary opportunity to speak with Death Row inmates and ask them honest questions. In this volume, I got to speak with Michael Jerome Braxton, or Alim, as he prefers to be called. Alim is the name he took when converting to Islam. Alim is a rapper and a spiritual leader, and he’s spent 27 years on North Carolina’s Death Row. 10 of those years were spent in solitary confinement. He has an upcoming album dropping soon entitled “Mercy on My Soul”. In the meantime, you can listen to his current music on SoundCloud. He’s also a co-author of the book Crimson Letters: Voices From Death Row. Unlike our last volume, the crimes that landed Alim in prison are openly discussed in this conversation. But, like with each of these conversations, I am approaching this volume from what I can learn from the man he is now.  What struck me about Alim was how all his words were laced with compassion and empathy. It’s hard to imagine I would feel the same after spending more than half my life locked in a cell. But Alim has given me hope that maybe we have more power over our own perspectives than we think. In this conversation, Alim candidly tells me about the transformation he experienced while incarcerated. He went from what he describes as “the worst of the worst” to a man of faith, a man of integrity, and a man of honour. Yes, that may be hard to believe since I’m describing a death row inmate. But if I’ve learned anything from doing these prison volumes, it’s that you have to strip yourself of any and all preconceived notions before listening to these men talk. This volume is all about perspective, and I hope you’ll walk away with a different one after listening. Also within this volume: Alim’s struggle with racial identity Alim’s journey to faith Taking responsibility for his actions Love, empathy, and compassion If you want to love yourself, you have to begin by loving others How his attitude shifted regarding his crimes Embracing despair in prison Birthdays on Death Row Links: Crimson Letters: Voices from Death Row Listen to Alim’s Music Seven Essential Facts About Multiracial Youth 5 Reasons the Death Penalty is Wrong Psychology of Entrepreneurship Volume 60: The Death Penalty Psychology of Entrepreneurship Volume 61: Lyle May TedTalk: Angela Popplewell: The Life-Altering Power of Perspective We want to hear your podcasting questions! Send them through to kaili@amplifyagency.media to get featured on the show. Or slide into our DM’s on Instagram at www.instagram.com/mustamplifyagency, you know you want to ;)  Like the polished style of this audio docuseries? Reserve your spot at the next We Are Podcast event so you can learn all kinds of tips and tricks from the experts. They’ll give you all the motivation you need to finally get your show off the ground.

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Jan 14

37 min 24 sec

Does a person lose their value once they’ve committed a crime? The current American prison system acts a black hole for those we view as the bottom rung of society. But how can anyone seek redemption for their crimes if we purposely make it impossible? Society benefits when every human being is allowed a purpose in life. This is The Psychology of Entrepreneurship, I’m Ronsley Vaz. This uniquely produced audio docuseries follows me, and my guests from all walks of life. We examine world events and break down the reactions and responses to them from business-minded people. Then, together we go inside and unravel the inner workings of the mind of entrepreneurs, artists, athletes and academics. Our goal is to answer the question, “What is the psychology of our decisions?”. If you are an entrepreneur or would like to explore the entrepreneurial mindset, this is the podcast for you. Lyle May was convicted of double homicide at 19 and sentenced to death. And he has a purpose. We’ve addressed the prison system on this podcast before. And we’ve also addressed the death penalty. But we’ve never heard directly from someone in that system, sentenced to death, until now. Yes, Lyle May is on death row, for committing an unthinkable crime. But I’m not going to address the details of what got him into prison. You can, however, read about them in his memoir, Waiting for the Last Train. I’ve decided to approach this from the perspective of the man he is now. Because the truth is there’s no easy way to talk about this subject. But we need to talk about it. As I mentioned above, Lyle is a published author. His latest book, co-authored by fellow death row inmates, Crimson Letters: Voices from Death Row, addresses issues in the prison system from a perspective not often considered, the prisoners themselves. His writing has been published in Scalawag Magazine, J Journal, The Marshall Project, Copper Nickel and Prisonwriters.com. As you can see, he has a lot to say. This was, indeed, one of the most memorable conversations of my life. In this volume, Lyle tells me how he believes he ended up in this system. But not only that. He tells me why he believes so many like him end up here, and how the system is set up that way. He views prison as a “catch-all for society’s ills”. And I have to tell you, after focusing on this subject for many volumes now, I can’t say I disagree with him. You may have strong feelings towards Lyle or people that have committed death row worthy crimes. But perhaps you don’t know the whole story. Shouldn’t we be putting effort into rehabilitating people we see as falling down a dark path? What good does it do any of us by letting human beings sit and wait for death? This volume goes deep into how we got here, and what we can do to spark change. I began this project with a purpose, and I believe that all human beings should be given a chance to find their own. Other topics within this volume: Confirmation Bias and its context for this volume Social Psychology The book that sparked change for Lyle How Lyle became a master networker even though he’s never used the internet Being social in prison The power of communication Access to education and its impact on prisons Should we educate people destined to die in prison? Are you the same person you were at 19? Links: Lyle’s Blog: Beyond Steel Doors Read Lyle’s Published Articles Lyle’s Memoir Crimson Letters The Tipping Point What Is Prison Abolition? Death Penalty 101 Psychology of Entrepreneurship Volume 10: Laura Peterson Psychology of Entrepreneurship Volume 41: Mark Yettica-Paulson Psychology of Entrepreneurship Volume 45: Mundanara Bayles Psychology of Entrepreneurship Volume 60: The Death Penalty We want to hear your podcasting questions! Send them through to kaili@amplifyagency.media to get featured on the show. Or slide into our DM’s on Instagram at www.instagram.com/mustamplifyagency, you know you want to ;) Like the polished style of this audio docuseries? Reserve your spot at the next We Are Podcast event so you can learn all kinds of tips and tricks from the experts. They’ll give you all the motivation you need to finally get your show off the ground.

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Jan 7

37 min 5 sec

What gives humans the right to take another life? This is a question to ask of convicted murderers and those who make the laws regarding the death penalty. There are so many sides to this issue. Some of the opinions we explore I hadn’t even considered before going into this volume, but I believe all should be considered. This is The Psychology of Entrepreneurship, I’m Ronsley Vaz. This uniquely produced audio docuseries follows me, and my guests from all walks of life. We examine world events and break down the reactions and responses to them from business-minded people. Then, together we go inside and unravel the inner workings of the mind of entrepreneurs, artists, athletes and academics. Our goal is to answer the question, “What is the psychology of our decisions?”. If you are an entrepreneur or would like to explore the entrepreneurial mindset, this is the podcast for you. With every volume we present, we are 100% dedicated to bringing you all sides of every conversation, as well as giving a voice to those that need it most. I learn so much making this show. This volume is a perfect example of that fact. We wanted to start the New Year off by challenging our own preconceived opinions and beliefs, and those of our listeners, with a hot-button issue that others tend to avoid. So in this volume, we present you with the death penalty.  I’ve always been fascinated with the concept of capital punishment. Putting someone to death, for causing death, just seems blatantly hypocritical in my eyes. However, I have never lost a loved one to a heinous crime, so my viewpoint is tainted. Maybe yours is as well. In this volume, we provide you with facts about the death penalty, as well as the varying stances surrounding it. We went really deep into both sides on this one. It’s not an easy listen. There are some disturbing stories, particularly those involving unthinkable crimes that most of us have a hard time wrapping our brains around, like gang rape. All I ask is that you listen to this volume with an open mind. And check out some of the videos we’ve provided links to below. It’s critical not to become disconnected from things that are happening where we live, enforced by governments that we vote for (or against). The best way to understand is to learn, so let’s learn together. Topics in this volume: The Gruesome History of the Death Penalty  Trump’s stance on the Death Penalty, in his own words The brutal truth about gang rape in India Why we need to hear from the victims of rape themselves The story of Brandon Bernard The Trump Administration history-making actions on executions The amazing Middle Ground video we ALL need to watch Empathy’s role in shaping your opinion on this subject State-sanctioned pre-meditated murder The statement that caused Rick Perry’s audience to break out in applause Lethal injection drugs and their side effects Killing the innocent The Central Park 5 What the Pope has to say on capital punishment Links & Resources: Last Week Tonight - John Oliver on the death penalty Trump’s Love Affair with the Death Penalty India Hangs 4 Men Over 2012 Gang Rape 6 Women Discuss Capital Punishment for Rape WION Dispatch BBC News: Execution of Brandon Bernard ITV News: Brandon Bernard Middle Ground: Death Penalty vs. Anti- Death Penalty: Is there middle ground? Trump’s Call for Execution of The Central Park 5 The State of the Death Penalty in the United States Catholic Inmate on Death Row Pope Francis on the Death Penalty The Death Penalty: Questions & Answers Amnesty International - Death penalty in 2018: Facts and figures

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Dec 2020

36 min 53 sec

What is wealth? Is it simply having a lot of money? Or is it much deeper than that? This is The Psychology of Entrepreneurship, I’m Ronsley Vaz. This uniquely produced audio docuseries follows me, and my guests from all walks of life. We examine world events and break down the reactions and responses to them from business-minded people. Then, together we go inside and unravel the inner workings of the mind of entrepreneurs, artists, athletes, and academics. Our goal is to answer the question, “What is the psychology of our decisions?”. If you are an entrepreneur or would like to explore the entrepreneurial mindset, this is the podcast for you. Noel Whittaker has been teaching people how to handle their money for decades. Noel is considered one of the world’s foremost authorities on personal finance. You could say he wrote the book on it. Or 24 books on it, to be exact. Noel always had the entrepreneurial bug. He remembers finding ways to make his own money as a kid and even had his own honey brand at 16. After years of working in various sectors, Noel decided he knew a thing or two about money, and he wanted to share it with the world. Today, Noel is one of Australia’s most well-known authors. His first book, Making Money Made Simple was named one of “The Most Influential Books of the Twentieth Century”. He reaches over 7 million readers each week with his newspaper columns. Currently, Noel is an Adjunct Professor and Executive-in-Residence with the Queensland University of Technology. Oh, and he’s also a committee member advising the Australian Securities and Investment Commission.  So you could say Noel knows a thing or two about personal finance.  In this volume, Noel breaks down his definition of wealth, which may surprise you. He also explains why being “broke” isn’t necessarily a direct cause of not making enough money. This man has got some stories. And we use them to parallel the madness the world is seeing right now financially, as a collective whole. I explore joblessness due to the pandemic, and how Australia is grappling with a record number of unemployed citizens.  This isn’t a volume about money, really. It’s about the connection, or lack thereof, of income and wealth. Entrepreneurs spend their lives trying to build wealth, or so they think. Let’s explore, shall we? Other topics in this volume: The new financial state of the world Unemployment and what it means for our future The pitfalls of spending money Why Noel advises writing your chapter titles before the book, so to speak Happiness and Money Links: Noel’s Website Buy Noel’s Books Psychology of Entrepreneurship Volume 58: Paul Dunn: Give ABC News: Money Starts to Flow After Release of Federal Budget filled with record spending The Richest Man in Babylon Summary BBC News: How Not to Spend Your Money 2017 State of Global Customer Service Report Lsmr8h3MpmTBvoV4iD7y  We want to hear your podcasting questions & New Year’s resolutions! Send them through to kaili@amplifyagency.media to get featured on the show. Or slide into our DM’s on Instagram at www.instagram.com/mustamplifyagency, you know you want to ;)  Like the polished style of this audio docuseries? Reserve your spot at the next We Are Podcast event so you can learn all kinds of tips and tricks from the experts. They’ll give you all the motivation you need to finally get your show off the ground.

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Dec 2020

35 min 3 sec

Do we give out of guilt or out of joy? Does it make a difference? As long as we’re giving, does it matter what emotion that intent is coming from? Yes, in fact, it does. This is The Psychology of Entrepreneurship, I’m Ronsley Vaz. This uniquely produced audio docuseries follows me and my guests from all walks of life. We examine world events and break down the reactions and responses to them from business-minded people. Then, together we go inside and unravel the inner workings of the mind of entrepreneurs, artists, athletes and academics. Our goal is to answer the question, “What is the psychology of our decisions?”. If you are an entrepreneur or would like to explore the entrepreneurial mindset, this is the podcast for you. Paul Dunn wants you to imagine a world that’s full of giving. Paul is the co-founder, along with Masami Sato, of B1G1, which stands for Buy 1 Give 1. This amazing company is both a social enterprise and a non-profit organisation. Its mission, and the reason Paul is so passionate about it, is to create a world full of giving. Although it’s not the first of its kind, it is set up differently than others. B1G1 specifically helps small and medium-sized businesses achieve a significant social impact by embedding giving activities into everyday business operations. Every single business transaction, even one as little as one cent, can bring joy and a better quality of life to someone in the world. In this volume, Paul and I discuss the intent behind giving and why it’s important to acknowledge that giving is essentially self-serving. But there’s nothing wrong with that. Bringing joy to your own life while simultaneously bringing it to the life of another is not selfish. It’s fuel to give again. And isn’t that what we need in this world, especially now? To give joy? Paul goes into depth on how his company works and the vision he has for its future. We discuss the concept of “the birth lottery”, and how this has fueled Paul’s ambition for companies that make a difference. And he explains how giving helps you become the best version of yourself. This is definitely a volume that will give you the warmth and fuzzies. And hopefully, inspire you to incorporate giving into your entrepreneurial journey. Also within this volume: How Paul stays young How drums were the start of his entrepreneurial journey His experiences working with Hewlett-Packard The birth lottery B1G1 and its impact on the world Happiness and Mango Trees Links & Resources: Paul on LinkedIn Paul’s Website Paul’s TEDx Talk B1G1 The Story of B1G1 Elizabeth Dunn TED Talk - Helping Others Makes Us Happier

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Dec 2020

34 min 48 sec

The pandemic has changed a lot of things for a lot of people all over the world. We’re all trying to adjust, and pick up the pieces. But the pieces are still falling. Businesses, large and small alike, are suffering. Some, like restaurants and retail stores, are finding it impossible to survive. The companies that are surviving are finding they have to embrace one trait to get by; adaptability.  This is The Psychology of Entrepreneurship, a highly produced, revealing audio docuseries that follows me, Ronsley Vaz, and my guests, as we strive to go inside & unravel the inner workings of the mind of an entrepreneur, artist, athlete, academic; to decipher what is the psychology of our decisions. If you are an entrepreneur (BTW we consider that mothers are the original entrepreneurs) and would like to understand why we do certain things in certain situations, and if small changes in thinking can deliver massive amounts of results in success and happiness, then this podcast is for you. Graham “Skroo” Turner makes building travel empires look easy. Skroo is CEO of Flight Centre, one of the world’s largest travel agency groups. It all started in the 1970s when Skroo and his friend Spy created the company Topdeck. They bought a double-decker bus, named it Argus and built a really cool, unique company driving young adventurers around to travel destinations. In the ’80s, Skroo saw an opportunity in the air travel sector and took it. The first Flight Centre shop opened in Sydney in 1982, and the rest, as they say, is history. Today, Flight Centre is worth billions and has offices in 23 countries. Yes, you read that right. Billions. But we’re currently in a pandemic. Flights have been reduced by 80% worldwide. Global tourism has seen a $195 Billion revenue loss. Nobody thought it would last this long, especially Skroo. He had just gotten back from a trip to London in March when things hit the fan. He didn’t have a plan at first but quickly learned that the only way his company was going to make it through this was adaptability.  In this volume, Skroo and I talk about how he’s coped with the everyday surprises of running a travel company during a global pandemic. We get into the ways adaptability has crept into other areas of his life, not just his business. And of course, he gushes about his amazing family, who all happen to be entrepreneurs as well. Imagine that. If you’re a business owner and you’re struggling with how to hold on to hope right now, Skroo has some advice. Take a listen and let's all help each other through this. Also within this volume: The enormity of Flight Centre and its operations Skroo’s entrepreneurial journey The secret to his 40-year marriage The War Room setup The London marathon that almost was Why Flight Centre’s workforce is so loyal Travel Bubbles Why it’s not about the numbers Links & Resources: Flight Centre Topdeck Skroo on LinkedIn Skroo on Twitter Coronavirus: The Impact on the Travel and Tourism Industry Coronavirus: How big is the damage to the tourism industry? Flight Sales to Boost Tourism Industry

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Dec 2020

35 min 58 sec

As entrepreneurs, our job isn’t just to create a business that makes money. It’s to add value to people’s lives. This is The Psychology of Entrepreneurship, a highly produced, revealing audio docuseries that follows me, Ronsley Vaz, and my guests, as we strive to go inside & unravel the inner workings of the mind of an entrepreneur, artist, athlete, academic; to decipher what is the psychology of our decisions. If you are an entrepreneur (BTW we consider that mothers are the original entrepreneurs), and would like to understand why we do certain things in certain situations, and if small changes in thinking can deliver massive amounts of results in success and happiness, then this podcast is for you. We’re presenting you with another “uncut” volume. There’s a lot of work that goes on behind the scenes making this audio docuseries. We put things together in quite a unique way, which means, unfortunately, we can’t fit everything into each volume. I find myself wishing the audience could get the entire context of the conversations I have with these amazing guests. So this volume is the uncut conversation I had with Noom Dara. Through this organic format, you really can see what an amazing, humble, brilliant human this guy is. Noom wants to improve the quality of life for people all over the planet, by offering value. He doesn’t want us to use his real name, so we won’t. But his friends call him Noom, so we will too. Noom grew up in a large family of business owners. His mother ran a successful sales office in the US. And his father owned successful factories in Thailand. He is consistently surrounded by entrepreneurial energy.  After receiving a bachelor's degree in Applied Physics from the University of California, Noom went on to work alongside his father in Thailand. It was during this time that he quickly realised he wanted to follow his own path and become his own boss. Today, his sole mission is in improving people’s quality of life in a meaningful way.  In this special uncut volume, Noom goes into in-depth detail of the innovations he’s made in Thailand. Every idea, every product, every business decision is all designed to add value to the people and their families. We talk a bit about a painful experience he had of being betrayed by a business partner and what he’s learned from it. We talk about how Thai culture has shaped him and how he runs his business. And most importantly, we talk about what drives him and what kind of legacy he hopes to leave. This is a deep conversation, and I’m so excited to share it with you in its entirety.  Also within this volume: Mosquitos in Thailand and what Noom has done about them Why Noom didn’t want to follow in his dad’s footsteps Why he tried his hand at slippers The pitfalls of scaling a business Verifiable Trust The importance of a system of checks and balances What keeps Noom up at night What he wants his legacy to be To the moon and back 50 times Links & Resources Winnergy Medical Company LTD: Website Winnergy Corporation: Website Saha Union LTD: Website The Psychology of Entrepreneurship: Volume 26: Noom Dara

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Dec 2020

54 min 56 sec

Entrepreneurship is about a lot of things. It’s about ambition, drive and, yes, it’s about money, too. But above all, if it’s not coming from the heart, it means nothing. This is The Psychology of Entrepreneurship, a highly produced, revealing audio docuseries that follows me, Ronsley Vaz, and my guests, as we strive to go inside & unravel the inner workings of the mind of an entrepreneur, artist, athlete, academic; to decipher what is the psychology of our decisions. If you are an entrepreneur (BTW we consider that mothers are the original entrepreneurs) and would like to understand why we do certain things in certain situations, and if small changes in thinking can deliver massive amounts of results in success and happiness, then this podcast is for you. We’re mixing it up for you a bit in this one. This is our very first “uncut” volume. There’s a lot of work that goes on behind the scenes making this audio docuseries. We put things together in quite a unique way, which means, unfortunately, we can’t fit everything into each volume. I find myself wishing the audience could get the entire context of the conversations I have with these amazing guests. So for that reason, we’re presenting our first uncut volume of David Cohen. Through this organic format, you really can get a sense of what this man is all about, and what he stands for.  Startups are art. David is Co-Founder, Managing Partner, and a Board Member at Techstars. This worldwide network mentorship-based startup accelerator helps entrepreneurs succeed by connecting them with the right people. The Techstar experience has been so valuable and unique that they even made it into a reality TV show on Bloomberg TV. David has been an entrepreneur and investor all his life. He’s founded and invested in some of the world’s more prominent startups such as Uber, Twilio, SendGrid, FullContact, and Sphero. Collectively, his 2,000 company strong investment portfolio is worth more than $100 billion in value. So, yeah, David knows his way around business and start-ups. But at the heart of all his success, is his character. In this conversation, you hear me pick David’s brain with a whole list of topics. They range from why he started some of his earlier businesses to how he defines success. But it’s not really the questions that stand out. It’s David’s answers. This man leads with his heart, and it’s pretty blatant throughout this interview. Take a listen, and learn why at the end of the day, you get what you give. Other great things in this Volume: Why David’s drawn to start-ups David’s definition of success Center Flow and Co Flow Why even the highest performers may not fit in with your brand Why mental health is such an important topic for David The role luck plays in entrepreneurial success #givefirst Links & Resources: techstars.com davidgcohen.com David Cohen: LinkedIn David Cohen: Twitter Do More Faster: Techstars Lessons to Accelerate Your Startup The Give First Podcast 39 Entrenpeneurs Statistics You Need to Know in 2020 Psychology of Entrepreneurship Volume 14: David Cohen: You Are Not Alone

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Nov 2020

1 hr 18 min

Sometimes to silence that inner critic in our heads, we have to have a strong sense of who we are. Because after all, are you really going to listen to yourself if you don’t trust your gut? Self-reverence is sometimes a lifelong pursuit. But it’s not one we should give up on so easily. This is The Psychology of Entrepreneurship, A highly produced, revealing audio docuseries that follows me, Ronsley Vaz, and my guests, as we strive to go inside & unravel the inner workings of the mind of an entrepreneur, artist, athlete, academic; to decipher what is the psychology of our decisions. If you are an entrepreneur (BTW we consider that mothers are the original entrepreneurs) and would like to understand why we do certain things in certain situations, and if small changes in thinking can deliver massive amounts of results in success and happiness, then this podcast is for you. Melissa Ambrosini is used to telling her inner voice to shut up. In fact, she thinks we all need to learn to be just as firm with our inner critics. But to do that, self-reverence must be cultivated. And she, of all people, knows how hard that can be. Melissa was at her rock bottom. She was in and out of the hospital for strange medical issues and suffered from chronic fatigue. At the time of all this chaos, she was living on a pull-away cot at a friend’s house. She felt low and worthless and didn’t know how to feel otherwise. It didn’t help that her inner mean girl was constantly telling her it was too hard to make any changes. Fast forward to today, where Melissa is now a sought-after speaker, teacher, life coach, best-selling author and host of the top-rated podcast The Melissa Ambrosini Show. Her incredibly insightful TEDx Talk covers the system she uses to silence her inner critic. Her first book, Mastering Your Mean Girl, is focused on this as well and has raving reviews on Amazon. In this volume, Kaili helps me retell Melissa’s story. We go back to a few other past volumes to examine the idea of self-reverence and why we all need to build that trait within ourselves. And we discuss the hurdles this causes within ourselves, and why it’s human nature to think the worst of ourselves. We get into the power of discipline focused practices like yoga and meditation and how everyone’s journey to changing their inner voice looks different. This is an interesting volume you won’t want to miss. Other Points in This Volume: Melissa’s Story What she said that changed me The power of yoga Where our inner critics come from The book that changed everything for Melissa What makes Melissa proud Hal Elrod’s thoughts on journaling Links: Listen to Melissa’s amazing TEDx Talk Here Melissa’s Website Melissa on LinkedIn You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay - The book that changed Melissa’s life Mastering Your Mean Girl Book Open Wide Book Australian Tradies are Taking up Yoga Melissa Ambrosini's original volume on Psychology of Entrepreneurship 08: Todd Herman's original volume on Psychology of Entrepreneurship 01: Philip McKernan's original volume on Psychology of Entrepreneurship

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Nov 2020

44 min 29 sec

With the ever-evolving pandemic, and wayward politics threatening to make life even harder, the year 2020 hasn't exactly been stress-free. So, in this time of turmoil and collective anxiety, maybe there's something we can all do to lighten the emotional load and make our lives that little bit more pleasant?  This is The Psychology of Entrepreneurship, a highly produced, revealing audio docuseries that follows Ronsley Vaz and his guests as they strive to go inside & unravel the inner workings of the mind of an entrepreneur, artist, athlete, academic to decipher what is the psychology of our decisions. If you are an entrepreneur (BTW, we consider that mothers are the original entrepreneurs) and would like to understand why we do certain things in certain situations, if small changes in thinking can deliver massive amounts of success and happiness, this podcast is for you. Emily Fletcher is striving to eliminate stress. Whether you're an entrepreneur or not, you'll benefit from the wise words of the Meditation Guru, that is Emily Fletcher. Due to her stress-busting knowledge, Emily is now a world-renowned meditation expert and founder of Ziva Meditation.  This practice provides anyone with the mental tools they need to practice effective mindfulness, meditation, and manifesting. So many top performers use this technique, including Oscar, Grammy, Emmy, and Tony award winners, NBA players, Fortune 500 CEOs, busy parents, and entrepreneurs. Her highly coveted book, Stress Less, Accomplish More debuted at #7 on Amazon and sold over 50,000 copies in less than a year. The New York Times, Good Morning America, The Today Show, Vogue, and ABC News have all featured Emily's work. In today's volume of The Psychology of Entrepreneurship, we're going to be revisiting Volume 27, Meditation is Medicine, where I had an eye-opening chat about the wonders of stepping back and taking a few moments each day to meditate. Also, Emily explains the fantastic healing effects meditation has had on her life. And the trauma that so many of us has inherited from generations before. We also discuss how stress creates a population of stupid, sick & slow people- but it's okay. There is a remedy.  As always, we've peppered this revisited discussion with snippets from previous volumes to give further context and expand on ideas.  So, sit back, relax, and enjoy a stress-free moment.  Also featured within this volume: The news report- how Covid cases are on the rise How Emily's stress and anxiety led to insomnia, sickness, injury, and grey hair What heaven looks like for Emily How Emily’s career has evolved Inherited trauma from generations before Stupid Sick & Slow- the cost of baseline stress Yin yoga – Creating order in your body. How mindfulness is different from meditation What is manifesting? Resources and Links: The Ziva Technique WebsiteZivaTRIBE Facebook Ziva Meditation YouTube Emily Fletcher: LinkedIn Stress Less, Accomplish More: Meditation for Extraordinary Performance: Book The Virus: Latest Developments on COVID-19 for April 10 | ABC News Resources to help you meditate during the coronavirus crisis l GMA Article: The Science of Stress: Understand how stress operates in your body — and how to reduce stress and build resilience. Article: 15 Surprising Facts About the Science of Meditation Dr. Wayne Dyer on the Art of Manifestation | SuperSoul Sunday | Oprah Winfrey Network   19 Volume: Mark Fisher: The Power of Feedback 50. Volume: Luke Coutinho: Simplicity 38. Volume: Hal Elrod: The Daily Reset 16. Volume: Darin Olien: Rising From The Ashes 15 Volume: Mike Brown: Listen, Plan, Train 47. Volume: Kemi Nekvapil: Self-Leadership 21.1 Volume: Melissa Ambrosini: Silencing Your Inner Critic 49. Volume: UJ Ramdas Revisited: Success Mindset

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Nov 2020

49 min 30 sec

When you live in a country like Australia or the United States, it’s easy to take something as simple as team sports for granted. For young kids growing up in the rural villages of India, physical activities are done to provide for their families, not fun. By giving kids and teens- especially girls- access to competitive sports, empowerment is the inevitable result. This is The Psychology of Entrepreneurship, a highly produced, revealing audio docuseries that follows me, Ronsley Vaz, and my guests, as we strive to go inside & unravel the inner workings of the mind of an entrepreneur, artist, athlete, academic; to decipher what is the psychology of our decisions. If you are an entrepreneur (BTW we consider that mothers are the original entrepreneurs), and would like to understand why we do certain things in certain situations, and if small changes in thinking can deliver massive amounts of results in success and happiness, then this podcast is for you. Prabhat Sinha fell in love with sports in the states. Growing up in rural India, Prabhat attended school in a tiny building with a room with mud walls. There were three grade levels of kids packed together with one teacher. Part of the lessons was spent working long hours at the nearby farm. At the time, Prabhat didn’t know there was any other way. This was “normal” for him. He would swim in the local lake, chasing ducks that would later be used for his supper. Or he would climb tall trees chasing birds and chameleons. All of this was done for fun, he didn’t even really know what competition was. Then he got the opportunity to move to America with his mother. That’s when he was first introduced to competitive swimming. Next was basketball, which was fascinating to Prabhat who had never seen a ball or a hoop before. He instantly fell in love. The empowerment that came with playing with a team and learning new skills was invaluable. Today, Prabhat is the founder of the Mann Deshi Foundation. This amazing organisation empowers women in rural India to make their own choices by giving them skills, financial know how and access to business networks. Women’s empowerment is a goal close to Prabhat’s heart due to the massive influence both his grandmother and mother had on him growing up.  Prabhat is also responsible for Mann Deshi Champions. This sports program provides facilities, equipment, coaching, training and even nutrition for aspiring athletes in rural India. It’s not just about playing sports. It’s about giving kids and teens social skills, self-esteem and physical health that they can carry throughout their entire lives. In this volume, Prabhat and I talk about the adventures he had growing up in India and how they compared to his new life in the states. He gave us some pretty hard truths about family culture in India, and what he’s doing to change that. This is an enlightening conversation about a culture and country that is hard to define. I can’t wait for you to hear it. Other topics in this volume: Prabhat’s adventures growing up in a rural Indian village Why he decided to go back to India What it’s like to learn in a mud hut Prabhat’s amazing Grandmother Why women’s empowerment in India is so vitally important Why sports are so incredibly personal to him The truth about spousal abuse in India The story of an 18 year old that became the first women police officer in her village What Prabhat is doing to give girls an equal shot in India Links & Resources: Mann Deshi Foundation Mann Deshi Champions Mann Deshi on Instagram Prabhat on LinkedIn Prabhat’s TedX Talk Al Jazeera Report - Indian farmers block roads Video: Dixon Chibanda- Why I Train Grandmothers to Treat Depression

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Nov 2020

37 min 23 sec

Would you like your kids to develop into well-adjusted, kind and resilient young people? As the saying goes, "It starts at home." What we say and how we act matters- especially when it comes to our kid's emotional intelligence. A child is like a sponge, and even the smallest throwaway comment can significantly affect how they feel and behave. So, what can we all do to safeguard the mental wellbeing of the next generation? This is The Psychology of Entrepreneurship, a highly produced, revealing audio docuseries that follows me, Ronsley Vaz, and my guests, as we strive to go inside & unravel the inner workings of the mind of an entrepreneur, artist, athlete, academic; to decipher what is the psychology of our decisions. If you are an entrepreneur (BTW we consider that mothers are the original entrepreneurs), and would like to understand why we do certain things in certain situations, and if small changes in thinking can deliver massive amounts of results in success and happiness, then this podcast is for you. Kari Sutton plants little seeds of resilience. She also empowers parents, early childhood educators, and teachers to nurture emotional wellbeing and positive mental health. She does all this through workshops, consulting, and mentoring by blending cutting-edge science with practical tools and strategies. Kari is a researcher, educator, author, speaker, and expert child psychologist. She has spent over 25 years tackling the crisis of children's mental health. Within this time, she has also focused on caring for children aged 0 – 13 living with cancer in a program called Camp Quality.  Also, her two books, Raising Generation XXL, and Raising a Mentally Fit Generation, are coming out in late 2020. In this volume, Kari and I talk about how the things we say have psychological consequences, particularly in children. We also discuss feeding your inner voice and reluctantly agree that bullying will always be a part of our lives, so we have to deal with it in the right way. Other important topics in this volume: Why parents should check their language before they speak Teaching manners and the colourblind bond over Disney's Frozen How to stop the "Itty Bitty Crappy Committee." Why throw away comments can cause long-term emotional damage. How gratitude and self-awareness are an essential part of increasing emotional intelligence How your internal voice affects people, we generally can't empathise with Bullying, and how to counter them by using facts and affirmation (for kids) How to counter bullies with critical thinking (for teenagers) The tools we all can use to take care of our mental health Links & Resources:  Kari's Website – Karisutton. com Kari's LinkedIn Camp Quality Website: www.campquality.org.au Book: Raising Generation Xxl  Book: Raising a Mentally Fit Generation  Article: Why it's so important children are both seen and heard. Article: Research reveals shocking new statistics of Australia's bullying crisis. Fight Child Abuse YouTube Video: Protect Yourself Rules - Bullying Brooks Gibbs – YouTube Video: How to Stop A Bully Martin Seligman- Wikipedia Page Volume 01. : Philip McKernan: What Would It Be Like To Just Be You? Volume 21.1: Melissa Ambrosini: Silencing Your Inner Critic Volume. 28: Dr Mark Goulston: The Smile Epidemic Volume 41: Mark Yettica-Paulson: Stereotyping & Casual Racism

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Oct 2020

38 min 30 sec

When we come across a complicated problem, over analyzing will only make it more complex to solve. Look for the simplicity amongst the chaos.   This is The Psychology of Entrepreneurship, a highly produced, revealing audio docuseries that follows me, Ronsley Vaz, and my guests, as we strive to go inside & unravel the inner workings of the mind of an entrepreneur, artist, athlete, academic; to decipher what is the psychology of our decisions. If you are an entrepreneur (BTW we consider that mothers are the original entrepreneurs), and would like to understand why we do certain things in certain situations, and if small changes in thinking can deliver massive amounts of results in success and happiness, then this podcast is for you. Luke Coutinho likes to keep things simple. That may seem like a silly thing to say about a guy who owns a mega-successful Integrative Lifestyle Medicine and Life Coaching business. That alone sounds complicated! But he’s gotten where he is today thanks to his unique gift of finding the simplicity within complicated health problems. Luke has patients waiting four months to a year to see him and his team of talented health care professionals. But it’s not just his popularity that’s admirable. He’s won awards from the World Health and Wellness Congress, Vogue's Best of Industry, GQ Under 40 and Times Power Man of the Year, just to name a few. He’s known throughout the health and wellness world as the go-to guy for lifestyle centred treatment. And he’s also one of my oldest friends. Luke and I went to school together, so I’m well aware of how uncomplicated he can be. We spent many a day skipping class to play cricket and hang out, but that’s neither here nor there… In this volume, Luke breaks down the philosophy behind his business, which is, you guessed it- simplicity. He explains why we all need to disconnect a bit from the outer world and reconnect with our inner world. He tells us how he does this, and what he recommends for his patients, so they can do the same. Luke is a huge believer in personal change and accountability, and we had a killer conversation about his journey. I use some previous guests to help pick apart the magic of simplicity, as well as one of my favourite Ted Talks of all time. To put it simply, you’re not going to want to miss this one. Other great stuff in this volume: The many different diseases Luke and his team have been able to treat successfully Why Luke just doesn’t do complicated Why drugs aren’t the solution to our health problems Why content saturation is pulling us further and further away from ourselves The paradox of McDonald’s in India Why Luke puts so much value in his routine Why should always end your day in reflection Why you don’t always have to scale your business The inner world vs. the outer world Links & Resources: Luke’s Website The Magic Immunity Pill Lifestyle Luke on Twitter Luke on Instagram The Psychology of Entrepreneurship Volume 01: Philip McKernan The Psychology of Entrepreneurship Volume 27: Emily Fletcher Richard Straver’s TedX Talk: Simplicity is the Ultimate Sophistication  Video: How to Simplify Your Life Video: Do Schools Kill Creativity?

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Oct 2020

39 min 11 sec

You can never have enough of what you don't really need. We think we want the car, the house, the money. But, success doesn't lie in filling our worlds with material things. Instead, it's about establishing what you really, really want in this life.  This is The Psychology of Entrepreneurship, a highly produced audio documentary style, revealing series that follows Ronsley Vaz and his guests, as they strive to go inside & unravel the inner workings of the mind of an entrepreneur, artist, athlete, academic; to decipher what is the psychology of our decisions. If you are an entrepreneur (BTW we consider that mothers are the original entrepreneurs) and would like to understand why we do certain things in certain situations, and if small changes in thinking can deliver massive amounts of results in success and happiness, then this podcast is for you. UJ Ramdas knows what it takes to be successful. Since he can remember, UJ has wanted to be his own boss. At the age of 17, he moved from India to Canada, alone. Within a matter of weeks, he had changed both his accent and name to fit in. During this crucial time, he watched, listened and adapted to his new life. Surprisingly, what he found was a lack of ambition or entrepreneurial drive. Frustrated, UJ took his destiny into his own hands and aimed for a life of success and self-improvement. Today, UJ is the co-creator of the Five Minute Journal. It’s an insanely popular gratitude journal, that has sold over half a million copies worldwide. He is also the co-founder of Intelligent Change, a company that creates tools for people to help realise their ambitions and become more powerful versions of themselves. His work has been featured in The New York Times, Lifehacker, The Tim Ferriss Show and Entrepreneur Magazine. In this volume, we are revisiting Volume 18 of the Psychology of Entrepreneurship series. Since it’s original release, we've had countless conversations with some of the planet's most inspiring entrepreneurs. So, we wanted to reanalyse UJ's wisdom and bring in some supporting sound bites from other volumes. You’ll hear familiar voices from the likes of Darin Olien, Dr Sherry Walling, Jordan Axani, Emily Fletcher and Rich Litvin. In this discussion, Ronsley and Kaili dive back into this classic conversation. UJ explores his experiences with meditation and how it helps him in his day to day life. Also, they look at why UJ has such a strong history of disrespecting misplaced authority. And why your success relies on recognising what you really, really, want in this life. Also featured in this volume: Why UJ seeks the truth in everything Morning routines and 2.63 cups of coffee UJ's experience with meditation The sniper of decision making How suffering is optional Do you know what you really, really, really, really want?  When UJ arrived in Canada for the first time Why you should jump into a cold shower How to get out of living with regret Resources & Links Intelligent Change Website – intelligentchange.com Five Minute Journal UJ’s Instagram - @ujramdas UJ’s LinkedIn Featured Volumes Volume 2 – Dr Sherry Walling Volume 20 – Rich Litvin Volume 12- Jordan Axani Volume 27 – Emily Fletcher Volume 16- Darin Olien

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Oct 2020

37 min 54 sec

Mindfulness is a sense of being where you are intensely aware of what you’re feeling. It’s about letting whatever emotion you’re experiencing run through you. You acknowledge it and let it guide you, without judgement.  This is The Psychology of Entrepreneurship, a highly produced, revealing audio docuseries that follows Ronsley Vaz and his guests, as they strive to go inside & unravel the inner workings of the mind of an entrepreneur, artist, athlete, academic; to decipher what is the psychology of our decisions. If you are an entrepreneur (BTW we consider that mothers are the original entrepreneurs) and would like to understand why we do certain things in certain situations, and if small changes in thinking can deliver massive amounts of results in success and happiness, then this podcast is for you. Darin Olien lost it all. And that loss gave him fuel. You may know Darin from his hit Netflix show with Zac Efron, Down to Earth. Or you may know him from his top-rated podcast The Darin Olien Show, that we’ve had the pleasure of working with him on for the last year. But Darin definitely isn’t an overnight success. He’s been working his vegan butt off for years to help save the planet. He’s affectionately known as the “Superfood Hunter”, and has ethically sourced more than 300 foods and ingredients from around the world. He strives to discover new and underutilized medicinal plants. And because of his extensive work, he stands as a valuable resource on plant-based nutrition, supplement formulation and elite performance programs. Darin is the world-renowned visionary and founder behind SuperLife, Beachbody’s ‘Shakeology’ and the comprehensive plant-based ‘Ultimate Reset 21-day Detoxification Program.’  He’s also the author of the health and lifestyle guide SuperLife: The 5 Simple Fixes That Will Make You Healthy, Fit & Eternally Awesome.    And just a couple years ago, he lost his home and entire property in the California wildfires. In this volume, Ronsley, with the help of Kaili, explores the concept of mindfulness, and how it can help with the overwhelming experience of grief. Using clips of past volumes, we take a look at what it means to be mindful. Repressing pain only gives it power to manifest as other things, like anger and resentment. Darin knows this all too well. And he walks us through how he was able to process the unimaginable grief that comes with losing your home. We all can benefit from mindfulness, and it might be a lot less complicated than you think. Also within this volume: The dichotomy of grief and joy Why authenticity is so important to Darin The threat to the world’s last untouched Amazon tribe Why it’s never smart to show up to an unknown place without context Bhutan and what it can teach us about happiness The devastating moment Darin learned of the fires in Malibu The even more devastating moment Darin returned to his property Darin’s definition of Mindfulness and how to get there yourself How Darin’s life has changed since the fires Why you need to “just face it” Links & Resources: Darin’s Website Darin on Instagram Darin on LinkedIn The Darin Olien Show Buy Darin’s Book Netflix’ Down To Earth’ Official Trailer Download Darin’s amazing new lifestyle app and get 3 days free at 121Tribe.com Barukas Nuts 15% discount with code “DARIN” They’re Killing Us: The World’s Most Endangered Tribe Calls for Help Aljazeera: Bhutan: What it Means to be Happy in the Happiest Country The Psychology of Entrepreneurship Vol. 36: Michael Fox The Psychology of Entrepreneurship Vol. 26: Noom Dara The Psychology of Entrepreneurship Vol. 05: David Meltzer The Psychology of Entrepreneurship Vol. 01: Philip McKernan The Psychology of Entrepreneurship Vol. 28 Dr. Mark Goulston

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Oct 2020

46 min 59 sec

How can we expect to lead others if we can’t lead ourselves? Self-leadership is about holding space for your own pain, and learning how to hold space for your own joy. It’s only then that we’re able to guide others to do the same. This is The Psychology of Entrepreneurship, a highly produced, revealing audio docuseries that follows Ronsley Vaz and his guests, as they strive to go inside & unravel the inner workings of the mind of an entrepreneur, artist, athlete, academic; to decipher what is the psychology of our decisions. If you are an entrepreneur (BTW we consider that mothers are the original entrepreneurs) and would like to understand why we do certain things in certain situations, and if small changes in thinking can deliver massive amounts of results in success and happiness, then this podcast is for you. Kemi Nekvapil is one of the most sought-after speakers in Australia. Kemi is of Nigerian descent, was born in England and now lives in Australia. She spent her childhood being passed through five different white foster families. She quickly learned that she needed to connect to people in order for them to see her humanity. She was often “othered”, but doesn’t see this as a disadvantage. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. Kemi is now a successful coach who helps women find their own voices and purposes in life. Besides working with powerful female CEOs and executives, she also helped bring the raw food movement to Australia. She’s a yoga master who has taught all over the world. Her versatility as an entrepreneur is inspiring to anyone that meets her. She’s pretty much one of the most amazing women you’ll ever meet. No, scratch that. She’s one of the most amazing people you’ll ever meet. In this illuminative volume, Ronsley and Kemi get into the nitty-gritty of growing up as a minority in a predominantly white area. She breaks down why she doesn’t see this as a disadvantage, but rather a kind of superpower. Kemi explains how in order to coach her clients on how to make space for their pain, as well as their joy, she needed to understand this firsthand. Making space for the powerful emotions your past experiences creates is all about self-leadership. Kemi dives into this in ways that may shift your perspective on trauma. Let’s listen and learn together. Other enriching bits in this volume: Kemi’s riveting backstory What do people assume about you? Kemi’s definition of self-leadership The inspiring BBC News story of an artist who takes 17 years to finish a painting How entrepreneurship and leadership can live in the same space Why saying “No” is the biggest tool in your toolbox Why changing your response to pain is how you grow Why yoga is so important to Kemi Links & Resources: Kemi’s Website Kemi on Instagram The Kemi Nekvapil Podcast Kemi’s Book: The Gift of Asking: A Woman’s Guide to Creating Personal Power Kemi’s Book: Raw Beauty Video: Black Panther DORA MILAJE perform at Toronto Raptors - Black History Month 2019 Video: The Artist Who Take 17 Years for a Painting - BBC News

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Oct 2020

36 min 4 sec

Aboriginal people have suffered discrimination for generations. Even today, they struggle for recognition for their ancestral connection to Australia. Maybe it's time we all strive to have a deeper understanding of why 'The Acknowledgement of Country,' is so essential. Not only for the Aboriginal people but for us too.  This is The Psychology of Entrepreneurship, a highly produced, revealing audio docuseries that follows Ronsley Vaz and his guests, as they strive to go inside & unravel the inner workings of the mind of an entrepreneur, artist, athlete, academic; to decipher what is the psychology of our decisions. If you are an entrepreneur (BTW we consider that mothers are the original entrepreneurs) and would like to understand why we do certain things in certain situations, and if small changes in thinking can deliver massive amounts of results in success and happiness, then this podcast is for you. Mundanara Bayles invites you to connect with her ancestral culture. Mundanara is enormously proud of her Aboriginal heritage. This is because her family has been active in the Aboriginal movement since the 60s and 70s. Today she is following in their footsteps. Manudanara belongs to the Wonnarua and Bunjalung people on her mother's side, and the Birri-Gubba and Gungalu people on her father's side.  She has more than 18 years' experience, working with both Indigenous and non-Indigenous organisations in New South Wales and Queensland. In 2013, Mundanara co-founded BlackCard, a 100% Aboriginal owned and operated business that provides cultural capability training and consultancy services. Relationships are at the very core of Aboriginal society and Aboriginal culture. That's why Mundanara continues to build bridges, form bonds, and educate those of non-Aboriginal ancestry about their new legacy.  In this volume, we’re presenting part two of Ronsley’s conversation with Mundanara. Today, they are going deep into what it means to own your name and identity. She explains how we should all learn more about cultural significance, so we don't fall prey to any faux pas. Mundanara gives us an insight into why the 'Acknowledgement of Country' has got nothing to do with political correctness. And the practical ways to build relationships and diversify in the workplace, to avoid unnecessary conflicts.  Other Insightful topics in this volume: Mundanara's Acknowledgment of Country  How an app can stop you from suffering cultural embarrassment Why Mundanara had two names  How Mundanara's daughter stood up against racism in the shadow of George Floyd's death  Why our relationships are critical for the survival of cultural identity The practical ways to diversify the workplace and how relationships help mitigate disputes Why we need to listen before offering solutions The Acknowledgment Sticker debacle  Links:  Mundanara on LinkedIn BlackCard BlackCard on Twitter @blackcardcourse Mundanara's Ted Talk Welcome to Country App

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Sep 2020

35 min 22 sec

We are not taught the history of our country. Not the real history anyway. Some of us are just now learning of the horrific suffering the Aboriginal people have endured in the land their ancestors have lived on for generations. Someone needs to advocate for their plight, and their future. This is The Psychology of Entrepreneurship, a highly produced, revealing audio docuseries that follows Ronsley Vaz and his guests, as they strive to go inside & unravel the inner workings of the mind of an entrepreneur, artist, athlete, academic; to decipher what is the psychology of our decisions. If you are an entrepreneur (BTW we consider that mothers are the original entrepreneurs) and would like to understand why we do certain things in certain situations, and if small changes in thinking can deliver massive amounts of results in success and happiness, then this podcast is for you. Mundanara Bayles is an advocate for her people. Mundanara is of the Wonnarua and Bunjalung people on her mother’s side, and the Birri-Gubba and Gungalu people on her father’s side. She is a proud Aboriginal woman. She has over 18 years of experience working in the Queensland, Australia area. As an advocate for Aboriginal needs and services, she co-founded BlackCard along with Dr Lilla Watson. This 100% Aboriginal owned and operated business provides cultural capability training and consultancy services. Its purpose is to enable people and organisations to work effectively with the Aboriginal community. In this in-depth conversation with Ronsley, Mundanara gives us a whole lot of hard truths about the reality Aboriginal people in Australia face every day. Not only do Aboriginals have the highest incarceration rate of anyone on the planet, but they also face record-high suicide rates. COVID-19 has only exasperated these problems. In this volume, Ronsley explores the parts of the news stories that you don’t hear. Mundanara gives us a behind-the-scenes look at the Black Lives Matter rally in Brisbane. She explains why it was so critical for her and her team to put faces to the statistics we hear on Aboriginal deaths at the hands of police. These are the ancestors of Australia.These are human beings, and their lives are important. Mundanara has spent her life making sure we all know that, and that government action reflects this. Please take the time to listen and learn with us. Other eye-opening topics in this volume: The importance of context and perspective The heartbreaking and simultaneously uplifting story of Mundanara’s preparation for the Black Lives Matter rally The reality of Generational Trauma for Aboriginal people The very recent practice of removing Aboriginal children from their parents  Mundanara’s amazing Grandmother, Maureen Watson The frightening history of Aboriginal health care Why Tony Abbott’s actions set back the progress Aboriginals had made The horrifying truth of FGM in Australia How the pandemic has triggered the elder Aboriginal community Links & Resources: Mundanara on LinkedIn Dr. Lilla Watson’s Bio BlackCard Mundanara’s Ted Talk Black Lives Matter Rally in Queensland Coverage Khadija Gbla on FGM Psychology of Entrepreneurship: Volume 37: Mark Yettica-Paulson Part 1 Psychology of Entrepreneurship: Volume 41: Mark Yettica-Paulson Part 2 Vogue: The Reality of Aboriginal Deaths in Custody Here in Australia Female Genital Mutalation (FGM)

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Sep 2020

36 min 58 sec

Happy first birthday, Psychology of Entrepreneurship!  When Ronsley first created this docuseries, he saw it as a way to explore entrepreneurship and the inevitable imposter syndrome that comes with it. But over the last year, it has evolved into so much more.  This is The Psychology of Entrepreneurship, a highly produced, revealing audio docuseries that follows Ronsley Vaz and his guests, as they strive to go inside & unravel the inner workings of the mind of an entrepreneur, artist, athlete, academic; to decipher what is the psychology of our decisions. If you are an entrepreneur (BTW we consider that mothers are the original entrepreneurs) and would like to understand why we do certain things in certain situations, and if small changes in thinking can deliver massive amounts of results in success and happiness, then this podcast is for you. This docuseries is a guest-driven show. Even in the special research-heavy volumes done during the pandemic, we are always reminded of little nuggets of knowledge our guests have provided over the last year. Each guest has given us a wealth of wisdom by sharing all the highs and lows of their entrepreneurial journey. In this special birthday volume, Ronsley goes back to some of his favourite moments with guests. He’s asked the question “What is your definition of an entrepreneur?” to so many different kinds of people. In this volume, we examine their answers.  You’ll get to hear clips from some of our favourite volumes, which highlight the evolution of the series. What it comes down to is that entrepreneurs are humans. And with that comes all the dirty details of humanity, the good stuff and the bad. This podcast is a reflection of that. Great birthday tidbits in this volume: What is your definition of an entrepreneur? Mothers as the original entrepreneurs Special volumes dreamt up in a pandemic Imposter Syndrome The importance of situational context The power of Journaling Links: To hear any of the amazing volumes and learn more about all the rad guests mentioned in this episode, check out The Psychology of Entrepreneurship. 

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Sep 2020

33 min 57 sec

What makes the world's most prominent businesses so successful? Maybe it's because of their core values. By and large, they are the very essence of a company's identity – their principles, beliefs and philosophies. So, how do you get to the point where you can confidently stand up and say, "These are my values"? This is The Psychology of Entrepreneurship, a highly produced audio documentary style, revealing series that follows Ronsley Vaz and his guests, as they strive to go inside & unravel the inner workings of the mind of an entrepreneur, artist, athlete, academic; to decipher what is the psychology of our decisions. If you are an entrepreneur (BTW we consider that mothers are the original entrepreneurs) and would like to understand why we do certain things in certain situations, and if small changes in thinking can deliver massive amounts of results in success and happiness, then this podcast is for you. Robert Glazer is a remarkable entrepreneur. After all, business is something he takes very seriously. Robert (or Rob to you and me), is the founder and CEO of the global performance marketing agency, Acceleration Partners. He is also the co-founder and Chairman of BrandCycle.  Acceleration Partners is a global leader in the affiliate marketing industry. According to Inc, Forbes, Fortune, Entrepreneur, The Boston Globe and Glassdoor, this $20 million business is the best place to work. Rob isn't only a great business mind. He's somewhat of a Hemingway when it comes to company culture and entrepreneurship. Every so often he writes columns for Forbes, Inc. and Entrepreneur. These articles reach over five million readers around the globe each year. In particular, he covers topics like performance marketing, to capacity building, hiring and leadership.  Also, there's Rob's successful leadership focused newsletter. Friday Forward, reaches over 200,000 people and 60+ countries a week. Additionally, he has penned multiple internationally bestselling books, such as Performance Partnerships, Elevate and Friday Forward: Inspiration & Motivation to Help You End Your Week Stronger Than It Started. In this volume, Ronsley and Rob get back to company basics. Together, they look at why you should define your core values. We hear why we shouldn't have titles, and play to our strengths instead. Also, how parenting can help you define your businesses model. This volume gets to the heart of what it means to be a valuable leader and not just a "founder" in a suit.  Other important topics in this volume: Why the conversation you're not having is the one you need to have What's at the core of your business? How parenting and entrepreneurship are similar What isn't in your official bio? How Robert plays on his strength as a parent Why role titles are grossly misused The two main jumps for managers- letting go and delegating Rob's view on the difference between leadership and politics   Links & Resources: Twitter - @accelerationpar Twitter - @robert_glazer Website - robertglazer.com LinkedIn  Course: Discovering and Developing Your Core Values Performance Partnerships: The Checkered Past, Changing Present and Exciting Future of Affiliate Marketing Elevate: Push Beyond Your Limits and Unlock Success in Yourself and Others Start with why - How great leaders inspire action | Simon Sinek | TEDxPugetSound Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action Friday Forwards Email List The Elevate Podcast

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Sep 2020

35 min 8 sec

The American prison system has been under intense scrutiny as of late. And it should be. Marijuana is legal in all or some capacity in all but a handful of states. During the pandemic, marijuana dispensaries were deemed essential. Yet, there are thousands of people, the majority of them people of colour, locked up for drug-related, non-violent crimes. Oh, but it gets worse.   This is The Psychology of Entrepreneurship, a highly produced audio documentary style, revealing series that follows Ronsley Vaz and his guests, as they strive to go inside & unravel the inner workings of the mind of an entrepreneur, artist, athlete, academic; to decipher what is the psychology of our decisions. If you are an entrepreneur (BTW we consider that mothers are the original entrepreneurs) and would like to understand why we do certain things in certain situations, and if small changes in thinking can deliver massive amounts of results in success and happiness, then this podcast is for you. Coss Marte was a different kind of entrepreneur. A whopping 43% of American inmates end up back in prison before the end of their first year out. The ones that manage to stay free often end up in poverty and disadvantaged living conditions. A system that calls itself correctional is anything but. Coss Marte wasn’t going to end up another statistic. Coss grew up in the mean streets of New York. As a kid, he was painfully aware of the difference between those with money and those without. It was that awareness, and a desire for more, that led him to sell drugs at the young age of 19.  And he was good at it. He quickly was running a multi-million dollar business and managing over 20 people working under him. Add in the customer service and delivery aspects and you wouldn’t be lying if you said that Coss was quite the entrepreneur.  Ok, yes, selling drugs was illegal. And he’s not saying he’s proud of it. But come on, let’s give credit where credit’s due. The man had something going. Until it fell apart. One of Coss’s delivery boys cooperated with and turned him to the feds. And this was after they had already managed to tap his phones. He was caught, and sentenced to seven years in prison.  Things need to change. His story doesn’t end there. During his time behind bars, Coss saw the many flaws in the American prison system. One of the most glaring, blatant problems is how inmates are used for cheap labor. And by cheap, I mean forcing them to take customer service calls for the DMV all day long for 7 cents an hour. And make underwear for Victoria’s Secret. Basically any job that you can imagine is being done by American inmates behind prison walls. Yes, this is happening. And it has been for decades. When Coss was finally released, after being framed by a correctional officer and thrown into solitary confinement two months before the end of his sentence, he knew what he had to do. Today, Coss is the Founder and CEO of CONBODY, a unique physical training program based on what he learned  while serving time. All ConBody instructors are former prison inmates who have transformed their lives and are helping others to transform their bodies. Coss also is the Executive Director at Second Chance Studios, a nonprofit digital media company that trains and employs formerly incarcerated individuals. He firmly believes that former inmates need to be given the tools to live a sustainable life. This means training that can lead to a career, not just low paying jobs. In this volume, Ronsley and Coss break down the systemic issues in American prisons. If this isn’t a subject you’re familiar with, prepare to be shocked. Coss explains his passion for helping his fellow former inmates and why we need so many more people like him fighting for the cause. This volume is full of hard truths and heartbreaking perspectives, so please listen. And afterwards, check out the links below to join the fight. Other important topics in this volume: The thrilling story of Coss’s time and eventual demise as a drug dealer The infuriating story of Coss being framed by a correctional officer The harsh reality of prison labour for profit Why giving prisoners physical labour skills does nothing to build sustainable careers The significance of Psalm 91 to Coss A story about a postage stamp that will give you goosebumps Frightening statistics on people of colour in the American prison system The parallels of the plight of Aborginal peoples in Australia Why you should watch 13TH on Netflix Links & Resources: Coss on LinkedIn CONBODY Second Chance Studios How Many People are in Prison on Marijuana Charges? VICE Documentary on Indegenous Incarceration Mass Incarceration: The Whole Pie Get Involved in Criminal Justice Reform Help Ex-Prisoners Find Jobs Why Prison Reform Matters in America How to Contact Your Local Officials and Let Them Know We Need Prison Labor Reform NOW

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Aug 2020

34 min 40 sec

In 2020, we must do more. To put an end to systemic and casual racism, break free from stereotyping and end the 'Us vs Them mentality', we should be finding solutions together as one. But where do we begin?  This is The Psychology of Entrepreneurship, a highly produced audio documentary style, revealing series that follows Ronsley Vaz and his guests, as they strive to go inside & unravel the inner workings of the mind of an entrepreneur, artist, athlete, academic; to decipher what is the psychology of our decisions. If you are an entrepreneur (BTW we consider that mothers are the original entrepreneurs) and would like to understand why we do certain things in certain situations, and if small changes in thinking can deliver massive amounts of results in success and happiness, then this podcast is for you. It All Starts With a Dialogue Talking about racial stereotyping can be tricky, especially if you don't know what to say or how to approach the whole scenario. Luckily, that's what Mark Yettica-Paulson specialises in. In this volume, Ronsley continues his conversation with Mark Yettica-Paulson. Mark is an Indigenous leader from the South East Queensland and North East NSW regions of Australia and comes from the Birrah, Gamilaroi, and Bundjalung peoples. Mark is an Intercultural Leadership Specialist, bringing decades of wisdom, from his career in leadership development and community education across the corporate and government sectors. His work has seen him collaborate with companies and organisations right across Australia. They include NAB, AFL, Medibank, Australia Post and Foundation for Young Australians- just to name a few. He has also held roles as Joint Campaign Director for Recognise, CEO of the Australian Indigenous Leadership Centre, a senior leader at Office of the Registrar of Aboriginal Corporations, the Deep Collaboration Lead for Collaboration for Impact & the 2020 Core facilitator for Australia Council for the Arts Custodianship Program. He also is a TEDx speaker. Mark is an uniter of people, working hard within multiple communities to give a voice to the voiceless Indigenous people of Australia.  This conversation goes beyond just the primary human connection. Ronsley and Mark talk about addressing racial stereotyping, from your lift in an Uber to the one-on-one conversations with a friend. Mark explains how First Nations are currently engaging with their religious beliefs and how that translates across modern Australia.  Other important topics in this volume: Where are you from? The challenges First Nation Australians face The long-awaited apology from the Australian Prime Minister Genetic Code and Bloodline  First Nations, Land and Religion We are still here now – Revisiting sacred ground Why you should move onto the dancefloor of multiculturalism Links & Resources: Mark’s profile on Australia Council for the Arts Mark on Twitter Mark on LinkedIn Foundation for Young Australians The Recognise Campaign Mark’s TEDx Talk Ask us anything: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people Apology to Australia's Indigenous peoples (2008) 8 interesting facts about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders The Stolen Generations

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Aug 2020

43 min 11 sec

We’ve all heard the stories. You start with nothing, and you have a dream, you work hard and then BAM, success. But that’s not how it actually happens. The entrepreneurial journey isn’t a one size fits all formula. In fact, it doesn’t even begin with a single step. It begins in the mind. This is The Psychology of Entrepreneurship, a highly produced audio documentary style, revealing series that follows Ronsley Vaz and his guests, as they strive to go inside & unravel the inner workings of the mind of an entrepreneur, artist, athlete, academic; to decipher what is the psychology of our decisions. If you are an entrepreneur (we consider that mothers are the original entrepreneurs) and would like to understand why we do certain things in certain situations, and if small changes in thinking can deliver massive amounts of results in success and happiness, then this podcast is for you. How committed are you to discovering who you are? In this volume, Ronsley sits down with Fred Schebesta, co-founder of the massively popular comparison website Finder.com. Fred’s also a speaker, a media commentator, an active member of Crypto communities and a dad. He recently cracked AFR’s Young Rich List with the #22 spot.  Fred defines entrepreneurship as the journey to “create an entity that didn’t exist before and is now brought to existence in a way that it eventually becomes self-sustaining”. That’s quite a mouthful. In order to create this entity, there’s a lot of blood sweat and tears involved. And sometimes you discover creating this “entity” requires a lot more self-reflection and personal growth than you realised. In this insightful volume, Ronsley digs into the concept of breaking down your own walls in order to build up the walls of your business. Fred is candid about his struggles with his own self-worth that plagued his psyche, unbeknownst to him, until someone asked him some pivotal questions. They both work to explore these concepts in terms that make sense to all of us.  If you’ve reached a roadblock in your entrepreneurial journey, or just find yourself stalling mentally, maybe it’s time to dig a little deeper. Tune in to this important volume to learn more. Other insights from this volume: The point when Fred realised he had a problem with the way he talked to himself Fred’s thoughts on taking on debts when starting a business  How Fred’s mum was the original entrepreneur of the household Why you should learn to make bigger bets How you become unbelievable The story of Fred’s epic fight with his parents in his 20s Self-worth and its impact on the entrepreneur  Why Fred has an emotional coach What happened the first time Fred talked to himself in a positive light   Links: Fred on LinkedIn Fred on Twitter Fred on Instagram Finder.com HiveEx Psychology of Entrepreneurship Vol.4

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Aug 2020

32 min 6 sec

Racism and discrimination are still a global problem. Although we have made some progress, there’s still a lot of work to be done.  This is The Psychology of Entrepreneurship, a highly produced audio documentary style, revealing series that follows Ronsley Vaz and his guests, as they strive to go inside & unravel the inner workings of the mind of an entrepreneur, artist, athlete, academic; to decipher what is the psychology of our decisions. If you are an entrepreneur (we consider that mothers are the original entrepreneurs) and would like to understand why we do certain things in certain situations, and if small changes in thinking can deliver massive amounts of results in success and happiness, then this podcast is for you. We all have a responsibility.  Racism and discrimination are more than just hurtful words. They are so much more than a person’s selective beliefs or actions. Racism is the continued barriers that prevent people from enjoying dignity and equality because of their race.  On May 25th, the video of George Floyd’s death at the hands of the Minneapolis police, set into motion a seismic wave around the world. This horrific act ignited a renewed sense of anger, frustration and want for justice. Millions of people came together, arm in arm, to raise their voices, and chant for change in a global anti-racism movement like no other. Our eyes have been opened, and racism is firmly placed back in the spotlight.  But, what if you are part of the problem? Discussing race, racism and discrimination is an essential step in taking responsibility and understanding the hand you play in institutionalized and systemic racism.  In order for us to grow as a society we need to start by educating ourselves. Now we need to take a step back and allow space for the right voices to be heard. In this volume, we’re continuing to have the dialogue we should be having around racism. Ronsley talks us through the marginalisation of the many global communities that have been suppressed purely because of the colour of their skin. He presents the shocking facts and statistics surrounding racism, as well as hearing from global news reports and those on the front lines fighting the good fight to gain equality for all.  Also within this volume: George Floyd’s death and the ripple effect  Counter protests and the Black Lives Matter movement. “We want equality, not revenge!” Kimberly Jones on the racist game of Monopoly A way forward through dialogue The troubling narrative from Australia's Prime Minister, Scott Morrison Slavery in Australia Defining racial stereotyping Why is racism even here?  How the media misrepresents certain ethnic groups What can you do?   Petitions & Charities-  Blacklives.help charities & fundraisers  Petitions to support the Black Lives Matter movement Charities you can donate to- North Star Health Google Doc of resources to support BLM   Links & resources Interactive Protest Map, USA Article & Video: George Floyd Death During Police Arrest Sparks Violent Protests in Minneapolis Article & Video: Armed protester shot dead was pushing wheelchair of fiancée Video : Kimberley Jones | How Can You Win? Kimberly Jones “I'm Not Dying With You Tonight” Book Video: Morrison's 'no slavery' comment prompts descendants to invite him to sugar cane regions | ABC News Video: Racial/Ethnic Prejudice & Discrimination: Crash Course Sociology Video: Racial discrimination in dealing with Muslim coronavirus patients in India Scott Morrison Speech on Slavery Within AustraliaScott Morrison interview Transcript on 2GB Statistics on Rasicm within France, 2020 The Times Article on How Global Anti-racism Protesting is Working PNAS report on the Risks of Being Killed By Police, USA The Washington Post – How News Media Distorts Black FamiliesHow News Media Talk About Terrorism: What the Evidence Shows Nazita Lajevardi- Research on Muslims in America

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Aug 2020

37 min 28 sec

Some of the planet's top performers in business, the arts, entertainment, and sports usually have one thing in common- a solid morning routine. What would you achieve if you could hit the reset button and start each morning with a miracle routine? This is The Psychology of Entrepreneurship, a highly produced audio documentary style, revealing series that follows Ronsley Vaz and his guests, as they strive to go inside & unravel the inner workings of the mind of an entrepreneur, artist, athlete, academic; to decipher what is the psychology of our decisions. If you are an entrepreneur (BTW we consider mothers the original entrepreneurs) and would like to understand why we do certain things in certain situations, and if small changes in thinking can deliver massive amounts of results in success and happiness, then this podcast is for you. In this volume, Ronsley is talking miracles with Hal Elrod, the man on a mission to elevate the consciousness of humanity, one morning at a time - and he's doing just that. Hal is a keynote speaker, business coach, podcast host, community leader, and #1 bestselling author of Miracle Morning, one of the most successful self-published books of all time! Hal literally died at age 20. A drunk driver hit his car head-on, his heart stopped beating for six minutes, he broke 11 bones and woke up after being in a coma for six days to be told by his doctors that he would probably never walk again. But you can’t tell Hal he can’t do something. Not only did he walk again, but he ran a 52-mile ultra-marathon. Then, in November of 2016, Hal nearly died again – his kidneys, lungs, and heart were failing, and he was diagnosed with a rare and very aggressive form of leukemia.  After breaking through the most challenging year of his life, Hal is now cancer-free and furthering his mission as the founder of the highly successful The Miracle Morning book series. He also hosts the "Achieve Your Goals" podcast, creator of the Best Year Ever [Blueprint] LIVE event, and Executive Producer of The Miracle Morning MOVIE. In this volume, Hal explains the six practices that set you up for a successful day, while touching upon the importance behind journaling, and why you should be doing it every day. Ronsley and Hal talk candidly about Hal's cancer diagnosis and how daily affirmations helped put him on the path to recovery.   Also in this volume: The Miracle Morning practice Lessons, accomplishments, and commitments - why journaling can be life-changing How Hal overcame cancer using affirmations The story behind Hal's diagnosis and the road to recovery The three simple steps to creating robust affirmations Understanding the Gap Focus Does your schedule reflect your true affirmations?   Links: Hal Elrod's Website The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life Book The Miracle Equation Book Hal Elrod's Twitter Hal Elrod's Instagram The Miracle Morning Podcast 3-year-old recites affirmation on way to school | ABC News Love, Medicine and Miracles: Lessons Learned about Self-Healing from a Surgeon's Experience with Exceptional Patients: Book

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Jul 2020

33 min 42 sec

These are trying times. But we’re talking, we’re exploring, and we’re digging deep within ourselves and our history. And that’s a good thing. It’s time to find a way forward through dialogue. This is The Psychology of Entrepreneurship, a highly produced audio documentary style, revealing series that follows Ronsley Vaz and his guests, as they strive to go inside & unravel the inner workings of the mind of an entrepreneur, artist, athlete, academic; to decipher what is the psychology of our decisions. If you are an entrepreneur (BTW we consider that mothers are the original entrepreneurs) and would like to understand why we do certain things in certain situations, and if small changes in thinking can deliver massive amounts of results in success and happiness, then this podcast is for you. This is a very special and important volume. Ronsley sat down with Mark Yettica-Paulson, an Indigenous leader from the South East Queensland and North East NSW regions of Australia. Mark comes from the Birrah, Gamilaroi and Bundjalung peoples. Mark is the Founder and Chief of Super Native Unlimited, specialising in creative and cultural leadership development. He’s worked closely with National Australia Bank, The Australian Football League, Medibank Australia, Australia Post and The Foundation for Young Australians. He’s also the Joint Campaign Director for Recognise, the recent campaign for a National Referendum to Amend the Australian Constitution to acknowledge the Aboriginal people and to support the removal of discrimination. Mark is a TEDx speaker, a visionary and an uniter of the people. And the list goes on and on.  Mark has worked tirelessly to give a voice to the Indigenous people of Australia, as well as educate non-Indigenous people of the real history of their country. We hear a lot of the systemic racism America faces and how it’s shaped its current reality, but what about Australia? Ronsley wanted to dig deeper to understand more about the collective psyche of the country that he calls home. This conversation with Mark was so enlightening that we decided to split this volume into three parts. In Part 1, Ronsley explores the concept of identity, what it means for non-white people in Australia, and across the world, and how we can all benefit from talking about it more openly. Mark gives us insight into why we’re naturally prone to avoid subjects of race and identity, and why it’s so important to get past that so we can find a way forward through dialogue.   Other important topics in this volume: Ronsley’s emotion surrounding this volume How systemic racism Indigenous people face results in real quantifiable challenges Why modern racism is subtle and hidden Mark’s airport lounge analogy and why it’s so poignant Holding a mirror up to your own behaviour Why is all this your problem? The paradox of “proximity equals legitimacy” The untapped cultural identity How a shallow memory is holding us back The two topics you should never talk about at the dinner table. Or should you?   Links & Resources: Mark’s profile on Australia Council for the Arts Mark on Twitter Mark on LinkedIn Super Native Unlimited Foundation for Young Australians The Recognise Campaign Mark’s TEDx Talk Ronsley’s TEDx Talk BMC Public Health Peer-Reviewed Study on Experience of Racism Among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders Living in the Australian State of Victoria Beyond Blue Discrimination Against Indigenous Australians  Students face “confronting” levels of Racism Koori Mail Issues Issue 423 Page 21 Creative Spirits Article: Racism in Aboriginal Australia Prejudice and Discrimination Video The Power of Privilege: Tiffany Jana at TEDxRVA Women Indigenous Australia: What They Don’t Teach You (Part 1)  

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Jul 2020

39 min 4 sec

Have you ever wondered why you choose one product over another? When it comes to decision making, your subconscious is far more powerful than your conscious mind. That concept plays a huge role in how businesses should be marketing their products.  But, tapping into the psychology of consumer behaviour isn't as scientific as you may think.  This is The Psychology of Entrepreneurship, a highly produced audio documentary style, revealing series that follows Ronsley Vaz and his guests, as they strive to go inside & unravel the inner workings of the mind of an entrepreneur, artist, athlete, academic; to decipher what is the psychology of our decisions. If you are an entrepreneur (BTW we consider that mothers are the original entrepreneurs) and would like to understand why we do certain things in certain situations, and if small changes in thinking can deliver massive amounts of results in success and happiness, then this podcast is for you. In 2009, Michael Fox started the world's first custom women's shoe company, Shoes of Prey. It was such a revolutionary idea that they managed to raise nearly $35 million while also partnering with leading companies like Nordstrom.  Then, as 2018 rolled in, everything changed. The business folded. Investors were out of pocket and hundreds of employees were sent packing, all because they fluffed up their marketing strategy by naively asking their customers, "So, what do you want?"  Today, Michael is the proud founder of a heart-centred business in the alternative meat space, Fable Food Co. Michael and his team strive to put an end to mass industrial agriculture by transforming the way we view our culinary choices. And he does this by harnessing the power of the humble mushroom. This start-up has already taken Australia by storm, and with partners such as the world-renowned chef Heston Blumenthal, Woolworth's, Marley Spoon and Meal Kit Company getting on board, the only way is up.  In today's volume, Ronsley and Michael are going deep into the psychology of consumer behaviour, while also highlighting some of the most significant issues around industrial animal agriculture and how it impacts the planet. Michael also explains how business owners can effectively approach their market research strategies to get the answers they need.    Also featured within this volume What healthy looks like to Micheal The market research story behind Shoes of Prey How would Michael start again? Why you need to ask more profound questions when you're designing your business idea The reasoning behind Fables processing scale- from banana to Oreo The Psychology of Behaviour and the lessons learned from Shoes of Prey The facts and figures surrounding meat production Is capitalism the answer?   Links & Resources Fable Website  Michael Fox Twitter Michael Fox LinkedIn Startmate Website National Online Retail Association of Australia Get your Fable products here RethinkX Website Jacy Reese Anthis TEDx: Why We Should End Animal Agriculture Forbes Article: Why Factory Farming isnt What You Think

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Jul 2020

35 min 18 sec

Over 70% of the world's population feels inadequate or that they’re not making a meaningful impact. But nothing could be further from the truth. This is The Psychology of Entrepreneurship, a highly produced audio documentary style, revealing series that follows Ronsley Vaz and his guests, as they strive to go inside & unravel the inner workings of the mind of an entrepreneur, artist, athlete, academic; to decipher what is the psychology of our decisions. If you are an entrepreneur (BTW we consider that mothers are the original entrepreneurs) and would like to understand why we do certain things in certain situations, and if small changes in thinking can deliver massive amounts of results in success and happiness, then this podcast is for you.  Trivinia Barber is a giver, mother, wife, entrepreneur and unabashed 'dainty bitch.' She’s also a natural helper, that's why she is the founder and CEO of Priority VA, a boutique, entrepreneurial matchmaking service, pairing business leaders with highly skilled assistants to lighten the workload. She is the queen of outsourcing! It's her mission to help entrepreneurs scale their businesses, sharpen their leadership, and build great teams. Forever in-demand, Trivinia regularly takes to the stage, sharing her expertise by speaking at numerous events and conferences worldwide. She has been a featured guest on over 40 top-ranked business podcasts including Screw the Nine to Five, Entrepreneur on Fire, and The Daily Grind with Colin Morgan.  Trivinia has always been known as a "doer", hence the very apt title of her top-ranked podcast, Diary of a Doer. In this volume of Psychology of Entrepreneurship, Ronsley gets to the core of how such a prolific entrepreneur can become insecure about their success. Trivinia explains why a Frida Kahlo quote made her realise that she’s not a feminine flower but instead a ‘dainty bitch.’ They also discuss the responsibility you have in sharing your voice and using your platform, while taking a look in Trivinia's, "for when I feel like sh*t," folder.   Also within this volume: The power behind making an impact What it was like for Trivinia growing up Why having a healthy perspective is so important The responsibility of giving your thoughts an audience Why Trivinia has a "for when I feel like sh*t" folder How openness can lead to personal growth How a quote about Frida Kahlo hit a positive nerve for Trivinia What it was like being the only female on a panel   Links: Trivinia on LinkedIn Priority VA Trivinia.com Airtable UK media's portrayal of Muslims 'misleading and negative': study Building a Gender-Balanced and Inclusive Presence - PDF Geena Davis on Female Representation In The Media - with Seth Meyers   

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Jul 2020

31 min 2 sec

What kind of relationship do you have with your brain? After all, it is your forever roommate. Entrepreneurs are renowned for becoming stuck inside their heads, for better or for worse. Sometimes, just a simple switch in how you think can not only change how you view yourself, but also the way you perform. This is The Psychology of Entrepreneurship, a highly produced audio documentary style, revealing series that follows Ronsley Vaz and his guests, as they strive to go inside & unravel the inner workings of the mind of an entrepreneur, artist, athlete, academic; to decipher what is the psychology of our decisions. If you are an entrepreneur (BTW we consider that mothers are the original entrepreneurs) and would like to understand why we do certain things in certain situations, and if small changes in thinking can deliver massive amounts of results in success and happiness, then this podcast is for you.  In this exclusive volume of The Psychology of Entrepreneurship, we’re reanalysing Ronsley’s conversation with Alda Karen from Volume 03. We’ve woven in excerpts of newer volumes to get a broader picture on the common thought patterns and behaviours between entrepreneurs. Alda has always had an entrepreneurial spirit. At the age of 13, she received her first sponsorship. By 19, she was a VP of sales and marketing at Sagafilm, the most prominent film production company in Iceland. Safafilm is known for creating blockbuster hits like Star Trek: Into Darkness and Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar. As her notoriety grew, she began lecturing about sales and marketing, which led to her becoming the Founder and CEO of AK Consulting. Before she knew it, she was consulting thousands of entrepreneurs about mental health, mindset and habit building within business and life, and hosted four sold-out masterclasses. Now she lives in New York where she runs a consulting firm and a company that specialises in virtual reality solutions for mental health. In this volume, Ronsley and Alda go deep into the relationships we have with our brains and bring a unique perspective on the questions we should be asking ourselves. She explores how she learned to recognise incredibly unhealthy thought patterns and why time means nothing when it comes to delivering on your dreams. Other insights from this volume: What makes you cool?  Why Alda’s relationship with her brain changed Why you shouldn’t worry about time when it comes to personal growth How Alda makes Imposter Syndrome work for her  How to positively trick your brain using virtual reality The Post-It Note that Alda kept beside her bed that resulted in a sold-out stadium What entrepreneurs should be asking themselves Links & Resources: Alda Karen: LinkedIn Alda Karen: Facebook Alda Karen: Instagram  Volume 02 – Dr Sherry Walling Volume 16- Darin OlienVolume 20- Rich LitvinVolume 18- UJ RamdasVolume 19- Mark Fisher Research paper: The imposter phenomenon in high achieving women: Dynamics and therapeutic intervention, by Pauline Rose Clance and Suzanne Imes

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Jul 2020

43 min 45 sec

Our business can become an extension of ourselves. Everything goes into it, including our blood, sweat, tears, and so much more. But how does that affect us mentally?  This is The Psychology of Entrepreneurship, a highly produced audio documentary style, revealing series that follows Ronsley Vaz and his guests, as they strive to go inside & unravel the inner workings of the mind of an entrepreneur, artist, athlete, academic; to decipher what is the psychology of our decisions. If you are an entrepreneur (BTW we consider that mothers are the original entrepreneurs) and would like to understand why we do certain things in certain situations, and if small changes in thinking can deliver massive amounts of results in success and happiness, then this podcast is for you. In this exclusive volume of The Psychology of Entrepreneurship, we’re reanalysing Ronsley’s conversation with Dr Sherry Walling from Volume 02. If you’ve listened to some of the other volumes, you may have noticed there’s a very common theme that threads its way through each conversation- Imposter Syndrome. Who is Dr Sherry Walling? Well, Dr Walling helps smart people do hard things. She is a licensed clinical psychologist. She has spent the last 15 years becoming an expert in entrepreneurial success and founded ZenFounder, LLC, the community-based hub that aims to help entrepreneurs, families and companies thrive.  But, Sherry isn’t just an amazing psychologist. She’s a speaker, yoga teacher, podcaster, entrepreneur, and even best-selling author of the critically acclaimed book, “The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Keeping Your Sh*t Together.”  Sherry also co-hosts the ZenFounder Podcast, a show that seeks to help entrepreneurs survive, thrive and connect in business, relationships, and life. In this volume, Ronsley weaves in the lessons from this discussion with other past conversations from Mark Fisher, Emily Fletcher, Noom Dara and more. We revisit and dissect the trials of burnout, how our brains really see our businesses and the deeply set origins of imposter syndrome.     Other insights from this volume: What are your motivations? Exploring our conflict with authority Why science is an art form The brain scans to prove what our businesses really mean to us Social media and the false sense of connection Feeling alone when things get tough Dr Walling’s thoughts on the origins of Imposter Syndrome The three components to burnout and how to prevent it What are you going to miss when your time is up?   Links & Resources: Dr. Sherry Walling: Website Dr. Sherry Walling: LinkedIn ZenFounder: Podcast Get ‘The Entrepreneur’s Guide To Keeping Your Sh*t Together’ Book Here Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy by Economist, Joseph A. Schumpeter Harvard Business Review about CEO’s and feelings of Loneliness Dr. Christina Maslach: Website Volume 19: Mark Fisher: The Power of Feedback Volume 18: UJ Ramdas: Knowing What You Really, Really, Really Want Volume 20: Rich Litvin: Not Lonely, Just Alone Volume 23: Peri Bostock: The One With a Fire Inside Volume 26: Noom Dara: What’s Your Legacy? Volume 27: Emily Fletcher: Meditation is Medicine

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Jun 2020

43 min 49 sec

With everything going on in the world, sometimes it’s helpful to go back to a good conversation with the new context of your surroundings and learn new lessons. This is The Psychology of Entrepreneurship, a highly produced audio documentary style, revealing series that follows Ronsley Vaz and his guests, as they strive to go inside & unravel the inner workings of the mind of an entrepreneur, artist, athlete, academic; to decipher what is the psychology of our decisions. If you are an entrepreneur (BTW we consider that mothers are the original entrepreneurs) and would like to understand why we do certain things in certain situations, and if small changes in thinking can deliver massive amounts of results in success and happiness, then this podcast is for you. In this special volume of The Psychology of Entrepreneurship, we’re doing a rebroadcast of Ronsley’s conversation with Philip McKernan that he had in Volume 01. After doing dozens of volumes, we realized a lot of what Philip said in Volume 01 can be tied into recent conversations with others. So, who is Philip McKernan and why does he have so many insightful things to say? Philip founded One Last Talk in 2012, a live speaking platform that helps ordinary people tell their extraordinary stories. It’s based on his book of the same title which encourages people to ponder what they’d say to the world if it were their very last conversation.  In this volume, Ronsley ties in bits of conversation from previous guests like Dr Sherry Walling, Melissa Ambrosini, David Meltzer and James Whittaker. We re-explore what it means to be authentic, why playing it safe is never actually safe and how there’s no such thing as an overnight success.   Other Insights from this Volume: Maybe Imposter Syndrome isn’t what you think Why Philip has a father/son relationship with One Last Talk How to ask yourself the right questions How safety is driven by insecurity Why it’s never really about “x”, and almost always about “y”   Links: One Last Talk: Website Philip McKernan: Website Philip McKernan: LinkedIn   Volume 14: David Cohen: You Are Not Alone Volume 21.1: Melissa Ambrosini: Silencing Your Inner Critic Volume 24: James Whittaker: The View From The Top of The Mountain Volume 18: UJ Ramdas: Knowing what You Really, Really, Really Want Volume 28: Dr. Mark Goulston: The Smile Epidemic Volume 02: Dr. Sherry Walling: The Truth About Burnout  Volume 05: David Meltzer: Dare To Fail

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Jun 2020

40 min 45 sec