The Next 24 Hours

Curtis Zimmerman

The life you live and the life you want are separated by one thing: YOU. How will you use the next 24 hours to transform? Join your guide, sought-after keynote speaker and best-selling author Curtis Zimmerman as he shares insights from decades of consulting with top corporations. Expect real stories and conversations that will inspire action and equip you to live your dream.

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This may be my last podcast...about sports collectibles! As many of you know, at the beginning of this year, my family and I jumped off the cliff and purchased Ray's Sports Collection which included a storefront at Traders World and a warehouse full of collectibles. From the beginning, I knew this was a short-term focus until the speaking industry came back—but I didn't know just how short-term it would be until an amazing guy named Tim walked into our store. In this episode, I’m sharing the amazing story of how we sold Ray’s Sports Collection. You won’t want to miss this one.  Visit curtiszimmerman.com to learn more.

Aug 17

16 min 30 sec

When we jumped off the cliff and purchased Ray's Sports Collection, I didn't want to take the leap without knowing that we'd have enough margin to be generous. Yes, it's a business—but surprising and delighting customers by giving away the unexpected is our core value. So in this episode, I'm sharing some amazing stories of what generosity has led to in this venture, along with why I chose this over Zoom meetings during the pandemic. I'd be honored if you listened.

Jul 12

10 min 33 sec

For many years, Ray's Sports Collection was just that—Ray's! Ray is a real guy who sold his incredible inventory of sports cards and collectibles to me, and in this episode, I honor him and his decision to sell his collection to me. If you're a collector yourself, you've probably had this passing thought: What happens to my collection when I'm gone? I'm also sharing stories of other collectors who made great plans for their collection, and ones who didn't, plus the one thing that will always be more important than your collection. To learn more about me and what I do, visit my website: https://curtiszimmerman.com/

Jun 22

9 min 42 sec

Family has been the most meaningful part of the Ray's Sports Collection journey. All five Zimmermans have been an integral part of the process, but today, I want to share with you how my sons Noah and Oliver have gotten involved. We're sharing how Noah made the decision to take a semester off of college, how Oliver became my business partner at age 16, and the lessons we've learned along the way. For exclusive product offers, like our Facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/rayssportscollection/

Jun 8

18 min 35 sec

We've had the same family van for over fifteen years. And yes, it's a little less shiny than it was 200,000 miles ago. (It got so bad at one point that our youngest son Oliver made us drop him off down the street from his friends' house.) But now, I've never been more grateful for that van—and it really exemplifies what I mean when I say I'm living the dream. Who would have thought? Listen in to hear what I mean! Like our Facebook page to stay up to date on exclusive product offers: https://www.facebook.com/rayssportscollection/

May 26

8 min 2 sec

Big decisions and life transitions were never meant to be made alone. I'm joined by my amazing business partner and wife, Elle Zimmerman to talk about how we made the pivot into the world of sports cards and collectibles as a team.

May 7

10 min 56 sec

In March of 2020, all of my keynote speaking jobs were canceled or indefinitely postponed. That meant that instead of traveling the country, I was in my basement. During that time, I had more time for one of my favorite hobbies: Sports Collectibles. I spent my weekends at garage sales and flea markets, creating displays for my favorite cards—and then, I was given the offer of a lifetime to buy one of the largest Sports Memorabilia collections in the world.   In this episode, I’m sharing what I did next, how you can turn your hobby into a new venture, and what to do with your collectibles. Tune in!   Follow and like Ray’s Sports Collection on Facebook for exclusive product offers: https://www.facebook.com/rayssportscollection/   To see the video version of Keynotes to Collectibles videos, visit my YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/CurtisZimmerman/videos

Apr 27

16 min 15 sec

There is one thing that stands in between the person we are now and the person who we want to be: DISCOMFORT. Today’s episode is all about how to get comfortable with being uncomfortable, find your “why” and achieve your dreams. My guest, Noe Rizo first saw my speech his freshman year of college at Western Michigan University. It made him realize he wanted to become a keynote speaker, and the mindset he has cultivated and the things he has achieved since then are nothing short of inspiring. I can’t wait for you to hear his story.   Check out Noe’s YouTube Channel, The Wolf Pack: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwDEyXgrA-J_MUGOjhKsr5Q   Follow Noe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thewolfpacknr/?hl=en   Find Noe on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheWolfPackNR

Mar 8

55 min 32 sec

How do you find your passion, keep evolving, make a pivot in a pandemic—and delight your audience along the way? My next guest has been called a combination of Mr. Rogers and Shel Silverstein, and he’s going to share how he’s done all of the above. Meet Zak Morgan, a Grammy-nominated childrens’ musician—but forget everything you know about childrens’ music. His interactive live performances are led with warmth, wordplay, laughter, and positive messages as he encourages children to read, imagine and believe in themselves. I can’t wait for you to hear from him, learn from him and be inspired by him.    Learn more about my Virtual School Assembly: https://curtiszimmerman.com/virtual-school-assembly/   Learn more about Zak: https://zakmorgan.com/

Feb 23

53 min 14 sec

Teachers, parents, principals and administrators—this episode is especially for you. But it’s also the wake up from Pandemic Fatigue that we ALL need. My guest on this episode is teacher-of-the-year turned education guru, Alex Kajitani. He’s sharing invaluable lessons on how to build powerful relationships with students during remote learning, how to cultivate compassion and resilience in your kids (and in yourself!) and what it means to find gratitude and positivity in the midst of grief and hardship.    Learn more about my Virtual Assembly Program: https://curtiszimmerman.com/virtual-school-assembly/   Learn more about Alex’s work: https://alexkajitani.com/

Feb 8

51 min 41 sec

You’re in the in-between. You’ve decided to leave your current job, or maybe you’ve been laid off, and it’s time to write the next chapter. My next guest, Grady Lenski is a giant of the optical industry who recently reinvented himself and went from a corporate role to a consulting/entrepreneurial one. His mindset and perspectives on being in the in-between will empower you to claim agency in your career and write a next chapter that’s even better than your last. Listen in! Get access to my free VIP Experience: https://bit.ly/CZVIPFREE Follow me on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/curtiszimmermangroup/ Connect with Grady on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gradylenski/

Nov 2020

41 min 20 sec

The quality of a child’s education can determine the quality of their life—and we live in a country of vast educational inequality. Virginia Walden Ford, my guest today, was a mother in D.C. who feared that she would lose her son to the streets unless he had better educational opportunity. Her journey to give him the schooling he needed led to a lifelong calling to give all parents and students the power to choose a school that meets their needs. She’s the subject of the 2019 film, Miss Virginia, and I’m so honored to have her on the show so that you can hear her story. In this episode, she shares universal lessons about the power of getting uncomfortable, how to mobilize large-scale change, overcome fear, and create a life of profound impact. To learn more about the virtual program I've created to serve educators and students in this time, click here: https://curtiszimmerman.com/virtual-school-assembly/ To learn more about Virginia Walden Ford, visit her website: https://www.virginiawaldenford.com/

Nov 2020

52 min 50 sec

Can you see opportunity and purpose within the changes that are taking place? My next guest is an inspirational example of turning crisis into connection and pain points into purpose. Her name is Stacy Vorhees, and she’s the owner/operator of four McDonald’s restaurants. Whatever you thought about McDonald’s going into this podcast, Stacy is going to give you a new perspective on why their business model is such a success (especially in the midst of the pandemic), and how you can embrace passion and purpose in your own life and business too.    Learn more about our work with McDonald’s: https://curtiszimmerman.com/mcdonalds/

Aug 2020

50 min

How do we support teachers, protect students and provide quality education as the pandemic and back-to-school season collide? Today’s guests are going to help answer those questions. I’m interviewing Liz Dreckman and Dr. Barbara Duncan of School Choice Arizona, an organization that helps families find the best educational options for their kids and supports a network of over 450 schools. They’re sharing what we can expect for the upcoming school year, how we can better equip our families for remote learning, and what we need to know if our kids go back to the classroom. I’ve been in awe of Liz and Barbara’s hearts for children and the impact they’ve made since I’ve spoken at School Choice events for the past couple of years, and I’m so excited for you to hear their insights.    Ten strategies to Maintain Sanity During Family Quarantine: https://curtiszimmerman.com/10-strategies-to-maintain-sanity-during-family-quarantine/   VIP Experience: https://bit.ly/CZVIPFREE   Learn more about School Choice AZ: https://schoolchoicearizona.org/

Jul 2020

46 min 43 sec

The number one thing that holds people back from their goals is the fear of failure—either the fear that their past failure defines them or that their future failure will. On today’s episode, I’m sharing everything I know about leaving behind old-scripts, putting down what you shouldn’t be carrying and living in the present so that you can step into the life that you deserve. Access my Virtual VIP Experience: https://bit.ly/CZVIPFREE Learn more about what I do: curtiszimmerman.com

Jul 2020

17 min 20 sec

How do you surprise and delight customers in a world where in-person experiences are off the table? What does employee engagement even mean when Zoom calls are the new norm? I know that if you’re a marketer or leader, you’re asking these questions. That’s why I’m thrilled to be interviewing Brad Pappas, an experiential marketing guru who I like to think of as the Willy Wonka of marketing. He is sharing the secrets to making consumers smile, coming up with fresh creative ideas, and bringing new life to brands—even during a pandemic.   Get access to my free VIP Experience, including the free audiobook: https://bit.ly/CZVIPFREE   Learn more about what Brad does: https://instigatormk.com/ Learn more about me: https://curtiszimmerman.com/

Jul 2020

39 min 16 sec

It keeps you stuck. It makes the big changes thrown your way harder to survive, and it drains your productivity. It’s what is halting progress in today’s world, especially in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. If you’ve been feeling frustrated by other people, powerless, or overwhelmed by change—this episode is for you. I’m walking you through the phenomenon that I call “The Blame Game,” and I’m giving you a new mindset for emerging from challenging situations empowered, rather than discouraged. Don’t miss this one!   Get access to my free VIP Experience, including the free audiobook: https://bit.ly/CZVIPFREE

Jul 2020

19 min 54 sec

Well, this is a first! On today’s episode, I’m interviewing my three teenagers: Noah, who’s in college and Mirabelle and Oliver who are in high school. You'll get to hear their take on online learning, what it was like to be quarantined as a family for three months, and how they’re processing the pandemic. I learned some new things by sitting down to talk to them—what the three positives and negatives were of quarantine, what they really thought of online learning, and what they’re most looking forward to doing outside the house. My hope is that this episode will inspire you with questions to ask your friends and family members and give you insight into a teen’s experience of COVID-19.   Get access to my free VIP Experience, including the free audiobook here: https://bit.ly/CZVIPFREE

Jun 2020

26 min 45 sec

Has a sudden change taken away everything you knew? You’re not alone: I’ve had many conversations with people over the last few months who have been forced into major change during COVID, and I want to share what I tell them with you. Whether you’ve gotten laid off, been diagnosed with an illness or are grappling with a loss, this episode will help you reframe your outlook when a change you didn’t choose comes out of the blue and into your world. I’m walking you through the difference between shock and wonder, how you can have more of the latter, rebuild your confidence, and get where you want to go faster.    Get access to my free VIP Experience, including the free audiobook: https://bit.ly/CZVIPFREE   Learn more about me: https://curtiszimmerman.com/

Jun 2020

12 min 55 sec

So you want to be the best boss ever—but where do you start? My guest Don Frericks is a leadership expert and author of the book “Best Boss Ever” who has spent his career interviewing and coaching top corporate leaders, and he’s graciously sharing some amazing takeaways that will help you understand the difference between leadership and influence, the five steps of the rapid leadership development process, and how to dig deep and build on your strengths. His wisdom is foundational for leading and living with integrity, whether you’re a manager or a CEO. Join us for this transformational conversation! Get access to my free VIP Experience, including the free audiobook: https://bit.ly/CZVIPFREE Learn more about Don: https://donfrericks.com/ Learn more about me: https://curtiszimmerman.com/

Jun 2020

33 min 36 sec

How do great leaders become great? New York Times bestselling author Tommy Spaulding believes it’s through the way we love, serve and elevate others. I couldn’t agree more, and I am so thrilled to have him on the show today for a very special episode where he’s sharing the story of the National Leadership Academy, the annual conference he puts on for high school students. He’s also telling us about the unprecedented journey he’s taking this summer to keep the mission of NLA going strong in the midst of COVID-19. I know this episode will inspire you as we find new ways to serve and grow together post-pandemic.    Get access to my free VIP Experience, including the free audiobook: https://bit.ly/CZVIPFREE   Change the lives of teens by donating to NLA: https://bit.ly/donateNLA   Learn more about Tommy: https://tommyspaulding.com/

May 2020

30 min 52 sec

Ironically, diversity and inclusion initiatives in the workplace have divided us. There are those of us who see their importance in profoundly personal ways and there are others of us who think they’re unnecessary or condemning. Regardless of where your thinking falls, this episode will speak to you in empowering, insightful ways that will help you to show up at work as your best, most authentic self. I’m interviewing Julie Kratz of Next Pivot Point who is sharing her refreshing expertise on how to make diversity and inclusion a reality that everyone can get in on. Get access to the free Life at Performance Level Audiobook, eBook and more: https://bit.ly/CZVIPFREE Learn more about what I do: https://curtiszimmerman.com/ Find out more about Julie: https://nextpivotpoint.com/

May 2020

32 min 49 sec

Creating an authentic personal brand online and building relationships over social media have never been more important. On today’s episode, I’m thrilled to be interviewing Ian Moyse, the Director of Sales at Natterbox who is a leading expert on online personal branding. He’s walking us through the personal brand pitfalls to avoid, quick tips for polishing your online presence, how to build organic professional relationships on LinkedIn (that may even lead to sales or business success) and the question that you need to be prepared to answer once we make it out of the COVID-19 pandemic. You won’t want to miss this one! Access my VIP Experience: https://bit.ly/2yfYhBu Learn more about Ian: ianmoyse.co.uk

Apr 2020

38 min 49 sec

Will your brand still be relevant in the unknown future? On today’s episode, I’m interviewing John Galvin, a branding and customer experience guru who has decades of experience with top brands. No company is immune to becoming irrelevant, so John is sharing the most common branding mistakes he’s seen and how to reverse them by creating an authentic brand that captivates customers, blows competition out of the water and stays top-of-mind for generations far into the future.  Participate in Curtis’ Virtual VIP Experience: https://bit.ly/2yfYhBu Find out more about John Galvin: https://www.7ninepartners.com/

Apr 2020

30 min 40 sec

On today’s episode, I have the honor of interviewing arguably the first-ever YouTube Celebrity, Judson Laipply. You’ll get to hear which video made him famous along with his expertise on something we’re all dealing with: Change. How we can create it. How we can thrive in it when we didn’t choose it. How the best brands handle it. He’s also talking about the power of social media, something that we’re all spending more time on these days, along with mindsets for parents of teens, the anatomy of what makes for a viral video, and why it’s so important that we encourage each other outside of the screen. Sign up to get Curtis’ Write a New Script e-workbook for FREE: https://curtiszimmerman.com/newscript/ Visit Curtis’ website, and sign up to get a free Living the Dream wristband: https://curtiszimmerman.com/ Check out what Judson is doing: https://www.judsonlaipply.com/

Apr 2020

41 min 40 sec

What if you could stop trying to bring customers to your product and instead started bringing your product to customers? That’s exactly what Chris Milligan, CEO of the Cincinnati Opera did. I’m having him back on the show today to share the amazing story of how he put opera on wheels and made it relevant to everyone from inner-city students to Whole Foods shoppers. He’s a genius of creating marketing that meets people where they are and brings a community together, and his stories and strategies will both inspire and equip you to do the same.  To learn more about spending an in-person VIP Day with Curtis: http://bit.ly/vipcurtis  Visit Curtis’ website, and sign up to get a free Living the Dream wristband: https://curtiszimmerman.com/ Or, sign up to get Curtis’ Write a New Script e-workbook for FREE: https://curtiszimmerman.com/newscript/ Explore Cincinnati Opera: https://www.cincinnatiopera.org/

Mar 2020

45 min 22 sec

In the same way that crazy-makers will pull you down, being friends with healthy, whole people will take your life to the next level. In this episode, you’ll hear a conversation between me and a great friend of mine, Chris Milligan. Chris is the CEO of the Cincinnati Opera, as well as being one of the smartest people I know. Listen in to hear the crazy story of how we met, how to turn a mistake into a standing ovation, the values Chris lives by that I know are the reason for his success, and how you can level-up your friendships to make both you and your friends better people and professionals.  Learn more about spending an in-person VIP Day with Curtis: http://bit.ly/vipcurtis  Visit Curtis’ website, and sign up to get a free Living the Dream wristband: https://curtiszimmerman.com/ Or, sign up to get Curtis’ Write a New Script e-workbook for FREE: https://curtiszimmerman.com/newscript/

Mar 2020

36 min 49 sec

Anxiety and depression is a growing crisis for young people, and today’s guest is bringing hope through a powerful medium: music. Ben Malson is a founding member of the up-and-coming band Telehope, and I’m talking to him about navigating big changes, shifts in the music industry, ignoring the naysayers, using social media to grow your fanbase, and the challenges facing college students. If you have young people in your life, if you’re working toward a dream, or if you just love good music, don’t miss this inspiring episode—you’ll even get to hear a sneak preview of their latest songs! To learn more about spending an in-person VIP Day with Curtis: http://bit.ly/vipcurtis  Visit Curtis’ website, and sign up to get a free Living the Dream wristband: https://curtiszimmerman.com/ Or, sign up to get Curtis’ Write a New Script e-workbook for FREE: https://curtiszimmerman.com/newscript/ Listen to Telehope on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2V5RRyb Follow Telehope on Instagram: https://instagram.com/telehopeband/

Feb 2020

41 min 36 sec

Know that you need to improve your customers’ experience with your brand, but want to do it in authentic, simple ways? In this episode, I’m sharing the common denominator of 5-star hospitality brands that go above and beyond to delight their guests, along with common mistakes that brands make when they’re trying to be customer-centric. If you’re in the hospitality industry yourself, wanting to level up your customers’ experience in general, or representing a brand in any capacity, tune in! My calendar is filling up! To contact my team about bringing me in to inspire your people, click here: https://curtiszimmerman.com/contact/   To get a free Living the Dream wristband, visit my website: https://curtiszimmerman.com/   Or, sign up to get my Write a New Script e-workbook for FREE: https://curtiszimmerman.com/newscript/

Feb 2020

28 min 48 sec

If you recently got a promotion and are now in charge of a team (or a bigger team) of people, your whole mindset for how and why you work has to evolve. In this episode, I’m sharing my best, quick tips from having worked with leaders at top corporations. You’ll get to hear what they’ve done differently to bring about organizational transformation, the three phases of setting corporate goals, and how to get all of your people on the same page for success. Your legendary leadership strategy starts here.    Sign up to get Curtis’ Write a New Script e-workbook for FREE: https://curtiszimmerman.com/newscript/   To learn more about spending an in-person VIP Day with Curtis: http://bit.ly/vipcurtis    Visit Curtis’ website, and sign up to get a free Living the Dream wristband: https://curtiszimmerman.com/

Jan 2020

14 min 41 sec

If you’re struggling to follow through on your goals, you might be making some of these common mistakes. In the previous episode, I talked about the 5 steps to setting attainable goals, and in this episode, we’re talking about the 7 mistakes so many make when working toward goals. I’ll teach you why being realistic is holding you back, how to integrate your goals into your life, why your goals need to be flexible, and where you should go for self-development that you may not have thought of.    Sign up to get Curtis’ Write a New Script e-workbook for FREE: https://curtiszimmerman.com/newscript/   To learn more about spending an in-person VIP Day with Curtis: http://bit.ly/vipcurtis  Visit Curtis’ website, and sign up to get a free Living the Dream wristband: https://curtiszimmerman.com/

Jan 2020

32 min 14 sec

As a new year—and a new DECADE—begins, I know many of us are setting goals and trying to get our lives on track (or back on track.) And for most of us, those goals fall by the wayside all too quickly. Sound familiar? I've been setting goals for over 30 years, and I've learned a number of things that keep me going even when I drop the ball. On today's episode of The Next 24 Hours, I'm sharing my 5-step process that will help you turn your goals and dreams into realities in a way that lasts. To learn more about spending an in-person VIP Day with Curtis: http://bit.ly/vipcurtis    Visit Curtis’ website, and sign up to get a free Living the Dream wristband: https://curtiszimmerman.com/ Or, sign up to get Curtis’ Write a New Script e-workbook for FREE: https://curtiszimmerman.com/newscript/

Jan 2020

20 min 40 sec

Attention, managers and leaders: Your customers are trying to talk to you. Are you listening? Customer feedback is the most powerful insight you’ll get on your business, and how you respond to it will determine the trajectory of your brand perception. It’s more powerful than any marketing effort you ever do! Tune into this episode to hear how to use feedback to make your business explode and three brands that exemplify how to (and how not to) react to what customers are saying. To contact my team about bringing me in to inspire your people, click here: https://curtiszimmerman.com/contact/ To get a free Living the Dream wristband, visit my website: https://curtiszimmerman.com/ Or, sign up to get my Write a New Script e-workbook for FREE: https://curtiszimmerman.com/newscript/

Dec 2019

18 min 22 sec

Customer service affects us all. But have you ever thought about how YOUR attitude affects the thousands of people behind the counter who interact with you over your lifetime?  On today’s episode, we’re talking about the relationship between employee and customer, how my work with McDonald’s forever changed how I saw my role as customer, and a simple practice you can implement that will make people’s day and transform the way we do business as a culture. To contact my team about bringing me in to inspire your people, click here: https://curtiszimmerman.com/contact/ To get a free Living the Dream wristband, visit my website: https://curtiszimmerman.com/  Or, sign up to get my Write a New Script e-workbook for FREE: https://curtiszimmerman.com/newscript/

Dec 2019

21 min 2 sec

We’ve all heard that it’s best to avoid discussing politics and religion, but on this episode, I'm breaking the rules, talking about religion, and sharing my faith journey. My faith is the reason I believe so deeply in having an “attitude of gratitude,” and it’s part of the reason why I believe I’m “living the dream.” While I never talk about my faith from the stage, I wanted to share my journey today with you on this exclusive episode.   To get a free Living the Dream wristband, visit my website: https://curtiszimmerman.com/   Or, sign up to get my Write a New Script e-workbook for FREE: https://curtiszimmerman.com/newscript/

Nov 2019

14 min 52 sec

Let me guess: You want your life to be better in a year than it is now. You want to be growing in your career. You want to achieve the goals that you’ve had on your list forever. You want your relationships to be healthier. And you want to really feel like you’re living the dream. You’re in luck, because on this episode of The Next 24 Hours, I’ll be giving you the 5 questions you need to ask yourself to live out your full potential in new and exciting ways. Welcome to your personal VIP Day.    To learn more about spending an in-person VIP Day with Curtis: http://bit.ly/vipcurtis    Visit Curtis’ website, and sign up to get a free Living the Dream wristband: https://curtiszimmerman.com/ Or, sign up to get Curtis’ Write a New Script e-workbook for FREE: https://curtiszimmerman.com/newscript/

Nov 2019

31 min 14 sec

If you want to be a leader who manages a team that is both incredibly productive and remarkably close-knit—or if you want to join a team like that—tune in. I’m interviewing Alyson Lundell, the Senior Director of PR at Universal Orlando Resorts, and she’s sharing her exclusive insights on leading with humility and transforming the way coworkers interact, along with what we all need to know about the changing face of PR and the amazing things coming soon to Universal Resorts. To contact my team about bringing me in to inspire your people, click here: https://curtiszimmerman.com/contact/ To get a free Living the Dream wristband, visit my website: https://curtiszimmerman.com/ Or, sign up to get my Write a New Script e-workbook for FREE: https://curtiszimmerman.com/newscript/

Oct 2019

38 min 48 sec

Do you want your life to make an impact? We are here, at the final installment of my Life at Performance Level series, and that’s exactly what I’m talking about on this episode. You’ll learn about two men named Tommy who showed me what it means to be a true giver, why it’s not selfish to take time for yourself, the reason mistakes are crucial for your success and how you can change the lives of others in real ways. Get ready to apply every element of Life at Performance Level in your day-to-day! To contact my team about bringing me in to inspire your people, click here: https://curtiszimmerman.com/contact/ To get a free Living the Dream wristband, visit my website: https://curtiszimmerman.com/ Or, sign up to get my Write a New Script e-workbook for FREE: https://curtiszimmerman.com/newscript/

Sep 2019

14 min 37 sec

Feel like life as you knew it has given way to a dark, empty stage of unknowns? Whether the transition you’re undergoing was carefully planned or completely unforeseen, you have a choice: You can step into the spotlight with an unwavering commitment to making your life’s show better—or you can fade into the backdrop and give up. Want to learn how to do the first? Today, I’m talking all about how to handle transitions with integrity, from the opening of the curtain to the time you take a bow. To contact my team about bringing me in to inspire your people, click here: https://curtiszimmerman.com/contact/ To get a free Living the Dream wristband, visit my website: https://curtiszimmerman.com/ Or, sign up to get my Write a New Script e-workbook for FREE: https://curtiszimmerman.com/newscript/

Aug 2019

15 min 1 sec

Your life is not a dress rehearsal. The things that you say and do are happening in real-time on the stage of your life. Are you saying and doing the things that you actually want to? On today’s episode of my Life at Performance Level series, I’m talking all about projecting your voice and doing your own stunts. We’re zeroing in on risk-taking, moving fears out of the way and giving you tangible tips on how to say what you mean, take necessary risks and live the life that you’ve dreamed of. To contact my team about bringing me in to inspire your people, click here: https://curtiszimmerman.com/contact/ To get a free Living the Dream wristband, visit my website: https://curtiszimmerman.com/ Or, sign up to get my Write a New Script e-workbook for FREE: https://curtiszimmerman.com/newscript/

Aug 2019

13 min 3 sec

Feeling the nudge to expand and grow but don’t know where to start? I believe that the two best things you can do to jumpstart your life or level-up your career are to actively hone your skills and to seek out (and act upon!) the wisdom of a mentor—or, as I call them in my book—an acting coach. In this episode, I’m giving you a breakdown of how to do exactly that, from practical ways to learn new things to step-by-step advice on finding a great mentor. To contact my team about bringing me in to inspire your people, click here: https://curtiszimmerman.com/contact/ To get a free Living the Dream wristband, visit my website: https://curtiszimmerman.com/ Or, sign up to get my Write a New Script e-workbook for FREE: https://curtiszimmerman.com/newscript/

Aug 2019

16 min 43 sec

If you don’t have good people in your life, you are not going to be happy. You see, if your life is a show and you are the star of that show, your story will be largely affected by the cast of people surrounding you. Wondering how cut the crazy-makers out of your life? In this episode, I’m so excited to share the criteria you should have for the 6-8 people closest to you, how to write people out of your show without ruining lives and how to have hard conversations with difficult people. To contact my team about bringing me in to inspire your people, click here: https://curtiszimmerman.com/contact/ To get a free Living the Dream wristband, visit my website: https://curtiszimmerman.com/ Or, sign up to get my Write a New Script e-workbook for FREE: https://curtiszimmerman.com/newscript/

Aug 2019

19 min 8 sec

It’s a little-known and often-neglected part of ramping up your performance in life—and it’s the space you’re in. Today’s episode is tangible and immediately-applicable tips to get the junk out of your life (metaphorically and literally) and to keep only the things that give you energy. I’ll walk you step-by-step through the process of simplifying your life and making your physical space, your wardrobe, and even your lighting one that sets you up for success. To contact my team about bringing me in to inspire your people, click here: https://curtiszimmerman.com/contact/ To get a free Living the Dream wristband, visit my website: https://curtiszimmerman.com/ Or, sign up to get my Write a New Script e-workbook for FREE: https://curtiszimmerman.com/newscript/

Jul 2019

10 min 33 sec

Talent is a total myth, and passion supersedes natural ability every single time. The people who are passionate about their goals and aspirations are the people who ultimately achieve high levels of success—not the ones with the most aptitude. On today’s episode, I’m talking about passion, the most crucial element of a life lived at performance level and how you can get more of it in your own life. To contact my team about bringing me in to inspire your people, click here: https://curtiszimmerman.com/contact/ To get a free Living the Dream wristband, visit my website: https://curtiszimmerman.com/ Or, sign up to get my Write a New Script e-workbook for FREE: https://curtiszimmerman.com/newscript/

Jul 2019

9 min 33 sec

If you want your life to change, you have to start with the script you’re writing for yourself. Your life is a show; you are the star; and you get to determine everything that happens on your stage. On this episode, I’m outlining how to flip the negative scripts in your head that hold you back, how determining your role can set you up for new levels of success, and what it really takes to write a new script for your life. To contact my team about bringing me in to inspire your people, click here: https://curtiszimmerman.com/contact/ To get a free Living the Dream wristband, visit my website: https://curtiszimmerman.com/ Or, sign up to get my Write a New Script e-workbook for FREE: https://curtiszimmerman.com/newscript/

Jul 2019

14 min 31 sec

Do you want to wake up on an average Tuesday and feel an overwhelming sense of gratitude in addition to living out your passions and goals? In this episode, I’m excited to give you the secret sauce for LIVING THE DREAM. I’m sharing why I started saying I was “living the dream” in the first place, how to find the balance between gratitude and ambition, and some stories of friends of mine who have exemplified this concept in amazing ways.  To contact my team about bringing me in to inspire your people, click here: https://curtiszimmerman.com/contact/ To get a free Living the Dream wristband, visit my website: https://curtiszimmerman.com/ Or, sign up to get my Write a New Script e-workbook for FREE: https://curtiszimmerman.com/newscript/

Jul 2019

9 min 37 sec

Welcome to Season 2 of The Next 24 Hours! After my keynote, people always come up to me and ask how they can share my message with the people they love. This series is my answer, and I’m so excited to share it with you. I’m taking the concepts from my keynote speech, Life at Performance Level and breaking each topic down in an episode. Whether you’ve heard me speak or not, I know these episodes will help you to see your life anew and make it one that you’re proud to live. To contact my team about bringing me in to inspire your people, click here: https://curtiszimmerman.com/contact/ To get a free Living the Dream wristband, visit my website: https://curtiszimmerman.com/ Or, sign up to get my Write a New Script e-workbook for FREE: https://curtiszimmerman.com/newscript/

Jul 2019

5 min

“If we’re not having fun, we’re doing it wrong,” he said as we passed by the wall of bobbleheads. The minute I met Matt Fischer, I knew I had to have him on the podcast. He’s the CEO of Curiosity Advertising, an agency in Cincinnati with a culture that isn’t just ping pong and beer kegs (but they have those)—it’s a fundamentally employee-focused, community-oriented company. Learn their secrets in this episode loaded with tangible tips for leading with intention and cultivating curiosity in your work. To contact my team about bringing me in to inspire your people, click here: https://curtiszimmerman.com/contact/ To get a free Living the Dream wristband, visit my website: https://curtiszimmerman.com/ Or, sign up to get my Write a New Script e-workbook for FREE: https://curtiszimmerman.com/newscript/

Jun 2019

32 min 57 sec

Does your workplace ever feel divided between teams or dead in the enthusiasm department? On today’s episode, I’m bringing on company culture transformer Joy Van Patten of Divisions Maintenance Group to talk about her magic strategy that dissolved silos and reignited people’s passion for their work. It involves the song “We Will Rock You,” a weekly huddle, and an iconic yellow jacket. You’ll love Joy’s infectious energy and the tangible strategies she outlines for making your teams work together brilliantly. To contact my team about bringing me in to inspire your people, click here: https://curtiszimmerman.com/contact/ To get a free Living the Dream wristband, visit my website: https://curtiszimmerman.com/ Or, sign up to get my Write a New Script e-workbook for FREE: https://curtiszimmerman.com/newscript/

Jun 2019

29 min 57 sec

Advertising doesn’t work anymore—not in the traditional sense. Today, if you want to expand the influence of your brand, you have to stop pushing content and start pulling it. I’m sharing what that means on this episode along with strategies to make your job more fun AND more effective. This is exclusive content from the day I spent with the PR Team at Universal Studios, so you’ll get to hear the simple, powerful practices we put in place to engage their audiences in the age of social media. To contact my team about bringing me in to inspire your people, click here: https://curtiszimmerman.com/contact/ To get a free Living the Dream wristband, visit my website: https://curtiszimmerman.com/ Or, sign up to get my Write a New Script e-workbook for FREE: https://curtiszimmerman.com/newscript/

May 2019

25 min 7 sec