Episodes
Published 02/23/24
What is prayer? How does it work? Am I doing it wrong? These are questions that many Christians have had and many people of all kinds of faiths have had. And in today's book, in the 52 -book challenge, book eight, we're going to talk about prayer as unpacked in the book If You Will Ask by Oswald Chambers. The 52 Book Challenge: https://youtu.be/h3Fo9P4-su0?si=UbSEfzp7IzJ11VUX
Published 02/23/24
I think communication is the most powerful skill you can have because this whole world revolves around people. And the better you can communicate with those people, the better your life will be, whether you're a leader, a speaker, a content creator, or you just interact with humans from day to day. Improving your communication can help a ton. So that's why I dedicated an entire category of the eight categories of books to communication. And today's book is the 16 Undeniable Laws of...
Published 02/16/24
If you've ever struggled with writer's block or creativity block or just that inner struggle to bring something to life in the world that you want to see (whether a business, a new workout routine, a new relationship that you know you should pursue) this book is for you. Today in our series of the 52 Book Challenge, we are talking about book six of 52, The War of Art by Steven Pressfield The 52 Book Challenge: https://youtu.be/h3Fo9P4-su0?si=l0WqrbEMJEESNCsv
Published 02/09/24
In this conversation, Graham Cochrane interviews Justin Roethlingshoefer about the importance of health for entrepreneurs. Justin shares his early interest in health and how it led him to start his company, Own It. They discuss the meaning of 'Own Your Different' and how it applies to client services. Justin also shares his journey of resisting conformity and stepping into a bigger world. They explore the mind-body connection and the importance of taking a holistic approach to health....
Published 02/06/24
What separates a healthy marriage from a miserable one? In this book review, Graham Cochrane discusses 'The Four Habits of Joy-Filled Marriages' by Marcus Warner and Chris Coursey. The book explores how brain science can be used to improve marriages and create a stronger emotional, spiritual, and physical connection. Cochrane highlights the concept of joy as the most powerful motivator in life and emphasizes the importance of shrinking the 'joy gap' in a marriage. The book provides four...
Published 02/02/24
I became a net worth millionaire at age 35. I'm a pretty average guy with pretty average investment knowledge, but I've put it to work and I think that's the good news. In today's episode, what I want to do is share with you the three places you must be investing. I'm going to give you specific details and then open the door wide for you to pick and choose from the sub investments within these three, as you'll see. Once you understand the three places you should be investing your money and...
Published 01/30/24
Money and personal finance is usually thought of as a numbers thing, a math thing, no behavior required. In fact, you should keep your emotions out of it and just follow the numbers. That sounds nice, but in reality, if you've had money and dealt with money, you've realized that success with money is predicated more on your behavior, more on your psychology. And so today's book in the 52 book challenge is the Psychology of Money by Morgan Housel. Here is my biggest takeaway. Book 4 of 52 in...
Published 01/26/24
In this conversation, Graham Cochrane interviews Amanda Han, a tax advisor and expert on tax advice for business owners and real estate. They discuss Amanda's journey from working for other firms to starting her own business, the challenges and rewards of working with her husband, and the importance of involving children in business and financial education. They also talk about Amanda's collaboration with Brandon Turner and BiggerPockets, the dangers of misleading tax advice on social media,...
Published 01/23/24
My golden nugget takeaway from The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry by John Mark Comer. Book 3 of 52 in my 52 Book Challenge. Find out more here: https://youtu.be/h3Fo9P4-su0?si=9tV6UJi9Hobw5dpr
Published 01/19/24
Do you actually even need a weekend? Well, according to one of the most successful and popular business owners and content creators today, Alex Hormozi, weekends are for the mediocre masses. Oh, you knew we had to discuss this. Let's unpack it.
Published 01/16/24
My golden nugget takeaway from Man's Search For Meaning by Viktor Frankl. Book 2 of 52 in my 52 Book Challenge. Find out more here.
Published 01/12/24
If you want to grow your business, you need to be on YouTube. So to help I wanted to bring on one of the all-time YouTube experts to the show to help you unpack it even more. It's my friend Sean Cannell from Think Media who has one of the best YouTube channels out there on online video, both in how to get started and what kind of content to create, and then the tools and the ways to make your videos look and sound good, he's got it all. In this episode - Sean unpacks what you need to consider...
Published 01/09/24
My golden nugget takeaway from The Dip by Seth Godin. Book 1 of 52 in my 52 Book Challenge. Find out more here.
Published 01/05/24
Have you ever heard the phrase, "new year, new you?" This is the year that I'm gonna be the financially smart version of me or the healthy version of me or the kinder husband version of me. Friend, can I just encourage you, this year don't try to find the new you when you don't even know who the real you is. Takeaways - Don't focus on being a 'new you' in the new year, focus on discovering the real you. - Living out of alignment with your true self can lead to frustration and dissatisfaction....
Published 01/02/24
Can you read a book a week? In today's episode I'm introducing you to the 52 Book Challenge, where I aim to read 52 books in a year. Want to join me? Here is my current reading list (updates coming): https://www.grahamcochrane.com/52books
Published 12/26/23
I’ve always believed generosity was supremely underrated. There’s something about givers that makes them attractive. There’s something about giving that is magnetic. If you’re a giver, people are just drawn to you. Think about it. The most generous person in your world, what do you think about when they come to mind? It’s probably someone you really admire and want to emulate. This isn’t just a great way to live your life. It’s also a great way to build your business. The truth is, being more...
Published 12/19/23
The end of the year is right around the corner. Some people will take this time to celebrate and enjoy the holiday festivities. And while enjoying holiday time with your family is a great thing, you also must do other things if you want to start the new year on the right track. One of the most profound things I do every year is a year-end review. It's a time where I get away from all distractions, go to a beautiful place where I'm inspired, and reflect on the past year. This is a great time...
Published 12/12/23
More people are afraid of public speaking than dying... Did you know that's actually true? It's like most people have this primal fear of getting up in front of people, talking, and things not going well. But the thing is, even if you're terrified of speaking in public, it's one of the best skills you can learn on your entrepreneurial journey. Being able to communicate effectively, whether on stage, online, or in person, impacts your business more than almost any other activity. Those who do...
Published 12/05/23
Being able to sell is the most important skill in business. If you’re not confident in your ability to persuade people, it’s paramount that you learn to develop the skill fast. Because being sub par at sales is the fastest way to lose people who would otherwise be great customers. However, if you’re someone who does have the ability to persuade. You have a powerful skill that almost allows you to print money. And any product or service you sell will be much easier to move considering you know...
Published 11/28/23
A lot of people don't really understand generosity. It's looked at as something you do exclusively for others without gaining much benefit yourself. With this understanding of generosity, it's not surprising why many people don't find themselves being generous often. However, when you truly understand the power of generosity, you'll never look at life the same way again. Being generous has profound impacts on both the giver and receiver. And those who behave more generously often live more...
Published 11/21/23
Most people never reach the level of success they want. There are many reasons for this. A lack of work ethic. Skill deficits. Not having technical know how. The list goes on and on. But in my years of experience building a business, I've found the most common reason why success avoids most people is simply because... They don't know success has levels. 4 levels to be exact. And if you fail to understand the 4 levels of success and what changes you have to make to get to the next level,...
Published 11/14/23
Building your small business will come with many challenges. And unfortunately, many small business owners crumble under the pressure. Economic conditions, external factors, and market changes are all things that can threaten your business at any time. If you're not prepared to weather these storms, they can ruin your business before it even gets off the ground. It doesn't have to be this way. In fact, many small business owners have built their business in a way that protects them from these...
Published 11/07/23
There are plenty of online courses nowadays. This may lead some people to believe that getting into the online courses space is a bad idea. The assumption being that the space is too saturated to really make a profit. But nothing could be further from the truth. I truly believe that we're still early in the online course wave. And there's plenty of opportunity for people who have something valuable to teach to their audience. That's why in today's episode, I'll unpack my 5 reasons for why I...
Published 10/31/23
We're all going to have to deal with challenging people in our life. Whether it's a business partner, co-worker, or neighbor, these people exist. And if you don't know how to engage with them in a way that leaves you unscathed, you're going to be in for a rough time. No one knows this better than Rebecca Zung. Rebecca is the worlds foremost expert on negotiating with narcissist and she's helped many people see the light with her book "SLAY the bully". I invited Rebecca on today's podcast not...
Published 10/24/23