Growth Mindset University

Make a Promise to Never Give Up | Trust the Process

An episode of Growth Mindset University

By Jordan Paris
Learn Anything, Take Control of Your Life, and Fulfill Your Vision of Success! Join 21-year-old author and serial entrepreneur Jordan Paris as he shares inspiring stories and actionable success habits by talking with the brightest business minds, world-class athletes, and other influential people.
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How to Use LinkedIn to Grow Your Brand, Land the Job, & Make $$$
This was a lecture given at Florida Gulf Coast University on tapping into the power of LinkedIn. The video version can be viewed at and Talking points include: + Why LinkedIn + What to do + Why post + Who's doing it + How they post (screenshots and analysis) + The Snowball Effect... all the way to 114,272 views in 3 days + Results - Winning the long game + Why comment + 3 elements of a powerful LinkedIn profile + How to stand out + Golden rules Connect with Jordan on LinkedIn and Instagram:
December 13, 2018
How to Win Friends and Influence People with Tayo Rockson
Tayo Rockson lived on four different continents by the age of 18. He is a storyteller, cultural translator, and brand strategist for change-makers on a mission to use their difference to make a difference. He's been named "Top 40 Millennial Influencers" by New Theory and is a 3x TEDx speaker, President/CEO of UYD Management, and the host of the podcast "As Told by Nomads," which Entrepreneur Magazine ranked the #2 business podcast with over 200 five-star ratings. His work has been recognized by Forbes, Inc., Huffington Post, Business Insider, and countless others. Learning objectives: 1) How to win friends and influence people 2) Use your difference to make a difference 3) How to build a speaking career 4) How to deal with negativity 5) The art of diplomacy 6) How to communicate with others 7) Empathy Connect with Tayo at and @TayoRockson on Instagram.
December 10, 2018
Dr. Joel Kahn on Eating Too Much Protein, Heart Health, and Longevity
Joel Kahn, MD, of Detroit, Michigan, is a practicing cardiologist, and a Clinical Professor of Medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Michigan Medical School. Known as "America's Healthy Heart Doc", Dr. Kahn has double board certification in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Medicine. He was the first physician in the world to certify in Metabolic Cardiology with A4M/MMI and the University of South Florida. Dr. Kahn has authored scores of publications in his field including articles, book chapters, and monographs. He writes health articles and has five books in publication including Your Whole Heart Solution, Dead Execs Don't Get Bonuses and The Plant-Based Solution. He has regular appearances on Dr. Phil, The Doctors Show, Dr. Oz, Larry King Now, Joe Rogan Experience, and with Bassem Youssef. He has been awarded a Health Hero award from Detroit Crain's Business and owns 3 health restaurants in Detroit and Austin, Texas. Learning objective: Understanding arterial age and how to prevent and reverse heart disease. Talking points: 1) What causes heart disease 2) How big a problem is it 3) How is it diagnosed early 4) How is it prevented 5) Role of diet 6) Role of lifestyle 7) Role of supplements 8) What accelerates aging 9) Why we're having way too much protein 10) The case for veganism 11) What happens when you are on an all meat diet Visit Dr. Joel Kahn at and
December 6, 2018
Make $100k In Book Pre-Orders w the World's Most Infamous Marketer, Vin Clancy | How to Stand Out
Learning objectives: 1) How to grow your business, brand, and social following. 2) How to do $100k in book pre-order sales. 3) How to get booked to speak. 4) How to get featured in mainstream media 5) How to utilize FB groups for your business. 6) How to get a verification badge on social media. Vin Clancy is one of the most infamous marketers in the world, known for his cutting-edge growth hacks and genius business ideas. (He also looks awesome). His growth hacking book raised over $100,000 in pre-orders, which he supported with a 100-date speaking tour in ten countries around the world. He has spoken in over 40 different cities in ten different countries. He has been featured in publications like Fortune, Buzzfeed, The Daily Telegraph, The New Statesman, Wired, Vice, Inc., and many more, and coaches founders to growth hack their own businesses. (He hates boring people in business, which is, frankly, most people in his field. But he is very polite as he is English). His talks at conferences and events around the world focus on marketing, sales, social media, and writing. (But they aren’t a “sit down and daydream” affair like most talks, people have legit called them life-changing. He has a wall of tweets and private messages of stunned attendees) His "growth hacking in real time" talk was voted best talk at SXSW V2V in Las Vegas. (The more experienced speakers hated him for this, he was the punk kid in tight pants and great hair who made a mockery of their “serious” presentations, completely by accident). He founded the online magazines &, which received nearly 20 million pageviews with zero marketing spend in their first two years, while content he has overseen for other clients has received over 150 million page views so far. His current online magazine is a Facebook group, Traffic and Copy, which has over 10,000 members, close to 90% active engagement, and contributions from thousands of entrepreneurs. Right now Vincent teaches company founders, influencers, and marketing managers how to grow their companies through a combination of rapid social media growth, and guerrilla community management tactics, in his private coaching groups, and through consulting with Marketing executives. He speaks truth to the many lies internet marketers tell, and is the most entertaining marketer in the world right now ;) His new book: “Ace The Game: The 100 best growth hacks in the world right now” made $10,000 in it’s first hour of release and is the most important marketing and business book of 2018. Grab it at Http:// Http:// Don't listen to this podcast if you don't like money.
December 3, 2018
Buddhism In a Nutshell
Craving = suffering. To stop suffering, stop craving. To stop craving, experience reality as is and with clarity... but how do we do that? This simple Buddhist practice answers that.
November 29, 2018
How to Write a 184-Page Book In 29 Days
It is estimated that 81% of Americans want to write a book and even feel they have a book in them. That’s about 263.8 million people [1]. Of those 263.8 million, only 45,300 are published authors [2], which is 0.00017%. This 12-minute clip explains exactly how to become a part of the 0.00017% that actually follows through on what they say they are going to do (and do it quickly). The show notes (which includes the step-by-step process, the video of how to create a cover in photoshop, how to get your book published, and links to hire someone to format and edit the book for under $100) can be found at References: 1) 2)
November 26, 2018
Why Skipping Leg Day Causes Cardiovascular Disease | Balance University with Chris Williams
Learning objectives: 1) Learn why balance is important and how to incorporate balance exercises into your life without expensive equipment. 2) Learn why skipping leg day causes cardiovascular disease. 3) Be willing to go where the business exists. Balance is an incredibly important factor in living a long, healthy life. Chris Williams (NASM CPT) created Balance University, a balance-based exercise program to improve your balance, flexibility, and posture. (Fitness isn't about throwing weights around in the gym, it's about functional movements) Balance University is the summation of 16 years in the fitness industry and the testing of various different methods, ideas, programs, and tests. Chris has worked with hundreds of clients through thousands of sessions, which helped him to form a balance program unlike any other. In short: We talked all things fitness, so if you are ready for a body makeover (the new year is coming!), then this is the conversation for you. Get the Balance University book on Amazon: Visit Chris at
November 19, 2018
How to Create a Badass Website with WordPress
Learning Objective: Develop a website that looks, feels, and functions like that of a fortune 500 company. A website is the centerpiece of any brand, so it is vitally important to have it done right since a poor website can be a liability more than anything else. In this short clip, you'll learn to use the same powerful open-source software used by the White House, Mercedes-Benz, Vogue, Time Magazine, Usain Bolt, Snoop Dogg, Microsoft, and many of the largest companies in the world. For show notes and resources referenced in this episode, visit Learn how to build a website with OceanWP theme and Elementor Page Builder with 29 video lessons at To leave it to the professionals to develop a website that looks, feels, and functions like that of a fortune 500 company, visit or email with your inquiry - Launch your dreams to infinity and beyond by contacting The WordPress Rocketeer. Example websites:
November 15, 2018
Why Formal Education Is a Huge Scam
Education has popped up in conversation with many guests on the podcast, so this is a "Best Of" episode that highlights the best excerpts on this topic from the past few months. Tuition prices are going through the roof while the value of a degree is plummeting. Friends of mine are graduating with finance degrees and getting serving jobs. And if they do get a job, it's a dead-end one where they end up miserable. I have never understood the concept of working your tail off doing pointless busy-work all in the hopes of getting a job where the people that currently have that job are unhappy with it. This is bad enough, but what makes it worse is the fact that what we're learning is archaic. We're learning about newspaper print ads, inventory carrying costs, categories of equipment based service, and the degree of the angle at which a ladder leans against a wall. Archaic, irrelevant, silly. What about the psychology of investing (Tony Robbins), how not to split the difference in a negotiation (Christopher Voss), why we should start with why in terms of branding, marketing, and communication (Simon Sinek), how to network, hold a conversation, and make people like you (Vanessa Van Edwards) ... why aren't we learning the important, relevant stuff? The nail in the coffin is that I would never take any sort of life advice from 90% of my professors. I want to make it clear I am not blaming the professors. It is the system. It seems that many classes are under strict regulation as to what they must do, which ends up being McGraw-Hill Education generic notes, Mcgraw Hill homework and quizzes that you can just click through without paying attention and still get an A on, test questions with an emphasis on rote memorization auto-generated by Mcgraw Hill's question bank which are then auto-graded with scantrons. The teacher has essentially been removed from the equation, and we all go to Mcgraw Hill University. I would love to see these teachers unleashed, spread their wings, and see what they can really do. Featured guests in this episode: Excerpt 1: Justin Nguyen Excerpt 2: Jordan Paris Excerpt 3: Mark Metry Excerpt 4: Tyler Wagner Excerpt 5: Ava Wettrick Share this episode:
November 12, 2018
Spiderman's Personal Trainer Teaches You How to Eat Healthy in Under 2 Minutes
When someone who has trained Tobey Maguire, Natalie Coughlin, Barry Zito, and Jordan Belfort tells me what to eat, I listen! Link to the full conversation with Steve Jordan, Take Control of Your Health: P.S. here is my FREE diet that I give to my PT clients. It includes all of what to eat and why, what not to eat and why, what a typical day of eating looks like for me. Oh, and its backed with 30+ cross-referenced PubMed.Gov sources:
November 8, 2018
It's OK to Not Be OK + 4 Things to Do When You're Feeling Down
Kintsukuroi (golden repair) is a Japanese method of repairing broken pottery with lacquer mixed with either gold, silver, or platinum. When pottery breaks, the Japanese don't just render it useless and throw it away as Americans would. Instead, they see breakage as something that adds to the history, value, beauty, and uniqueness of an object. It's not something they try to hide, as they make the filled-in cracks noticeably shiny. In the same way, we as humans should not be rendered useless when we break (and we all do). Sadly, some are not aware of the high power this concept wields, and this is why we have suicides. When we break, it is not permanent. We must trust that adversity is what makes us unique. We must trust that it is adding to our history, value, and overall beauty. But Everyone Else Is Perfect Though ... According to who? According to themselves on Instagram and Facebook? That's a bit like asking a cigarette manufacturer to provide evidence that their products are safe to use, which is exactly what happened from the 1930s until the 1950s. At a time when there was no internet to find out otherwise and when solely placing trust in the hands of physicians regarding health was the norm, cigarette manufacturers provided evidence to physicians claiming cigarettes were not harmful. The manufacturers even went so far as to feature physicians in their ads to brainwash the public. Below are some headlines of ads featuring physicians from newspapers. ❖ “Not One Single Case of Throat Irritation Due to Smoking Camels” ❖ “More Doctors Smoke Camels Than Any Other Cigarette” ❖ “Give Your Throat a Vacation… Smoke a FRESH Cigarette” ❖ “20,679 Physicians Say ‘Luckies’ Are Less Irritating” ❖ “Science Discovered It… You Can Prove It” ❖ “NOW… 10 Months Scientific Evidence for Chesterfield” ❖ “Just What the Doctor Ordered” ❖ “Chesterfield Best for You” ❖ “Why Physicians Call Our New Brand “A HEALTH CIGAR” Do you really believe that stuff? Well, the American public did for more than twenty years until they finally caught on. Now everyone knows cigarettes cause fatal lung cancer and all sorts of negative health externalities. In a similar fashion, people post Instagram pictures and Facebook status updates to show and tell everyone how amazing their life is even though many of them are depressed. This creates a skewed image of the world. It creates delusion. If you want to believe in that skewed image, be delusional, and put the pressure on yourself to be as “perfect” as everyone else, then feel free. I’m not stopping you. It may be an endless pursuit that results in misery, however. Just as the American public caught on to cigarettes being unhealthy, I think we are beginning to catch on to the façade that others put up. I think we are beginning to realize that peoples' lives aren't as perfect as they hype it up to be. I hope I'm right about this. “Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.” — African Proverb “Trust the process” — A mantra synonymous with the culture of the Philadelphia 76ers “Every problem is a gift - without problems we would not grow.” ―Tony Robbins Visit this week's guest, Jonathan Namath:
November 5, 2018
If You Want a High-Paying Job After School, Listen to This | Justin Nguyen on LinkedIn + Podcasting
Justin Nguyen is the 22-year-old co-host of the Young and D.U.MB. podcast, founder of (helps students land internships and find jobs). Justin is also a popular LinkedIn content creator. Our talking points include: + Why and how you should be using LinkedIn to build rapport and create opportunities for yourself + Why (and how) you should start a podcast today + The state of today's education system + What, "Is this going to be on the test?" really means Visit Justin and find The Young and D.UM.B. podcast at p.s. this episode could change the trajectory of your entire career.
October 29, 2018
Growing a Healthy Relationship and a Thriving Career | Mogul CEO Tiffany Pham
Tiffany Pham is the Founder & CEO of Mogul, one of the largest platforms for women worldwide reaching over 18 million women per week. She has been named to a host of 30 Under 30 lists, including Forbes, Business Insider, and ELLE Magazine. Tiffany is also the bestselling author of You Are a Mogul. Our talking points include: + Accelerating your success with the right partner + Growing in the same direction as your significant other + How to know whether or not your partner is conducive to your growth + Personal stories about some special people we've met (woops!) + Letting go of our hard and fast notions of where life is supposed to take us so that we are open to the opportunities right around the corner + How to not make networking seem transactional by turning it into a collaboration based on friendship + Growing a startup to millions of users Visit Mogul: Be a #GrowGiver by sharing this episode with those closest to you: This episode is brought to you by - Leave it to The WordPress Rocketeer to develop a website that looks, feels, and functions like that of a fortune 500 company. Is this a healthy message for the world to hear? If so, be sure to leave the show an honest review in the Apple Podcasts app!
October 22, 2018
Social Psychology for People in a Hurry with Patrick Natili
Patrick Natili is a psychology student and 4-year scholar-athlete (cheerleading) at Florida Gulf Coast University who will soon pursue his master's degree. He also happens to be my best friend and the smartest guy I know (by far). We broke out the organic elderflower apple sparkling sake wine and went to town on a wide range of psychology topics, among other things, that most intrigue us. Our talking points include: + How to solve for social interactions the way you would solve a math problem (mathematics of sociability) + How to be friends with anyone + Suicide + Affluenza + Is the search for meaning a meaningless search? + Instagram/social media behavior types + Saturated stimuli + Upward and downward comparisions + Screen time limits + Trigger words and sentence framing + How most eating is sensation-seeking and we don't need to eat nearly as much as we do + Is moderation for the weak or is it a crucial component of life? + Self-serving biases + Love as a path + Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs + Cognitive dissonance Show us you're listening by taking a screenshot and tagging @PatSoIcey and @J_Paris_ Be a #GrowGiver by sharing this episode with those closest to you: This episode is brought to you by - Leave it to The WordPress Rocketeer to develop a website that looks, feels, and functions like that of a fortune 500 company. Is this a healthy message for the world to hear? If so, be sure to leave the show an honest review in the Apple Podcasts app!
October 15, 2018
How to Build Your Brand Online from a COO at a Top Internet Marketing Agency Since 1999 Matt Bertram
Matt Bertram, C.P.C., is a consultant in digital marketing and social selling, author, local keynote speaker, and trainer. He is currently the Co-Host of the most popular SEO podcast on iTunes and is Interim COO at eWebResults, a top internet marketing agency since 1999. Matt happens to know more than a thing or two about building a brand online. Our talking points include: + The evolution of the internet + The evolution of internet marketing + The evolution of branding + How to do a Pay-Per-Click (PPC) marketing campaign + Why you should use WordPress over Wix You can see Matt's work at and listen to his popular SEO podcast at p.s. show us you are listening by taking a screenshot of this, sharing it on your Instagram story, and tagging @J_Paris_ ! Also be sure to leave us an HONEST review on Apple Podcasts to help us spread the message of growth even further. Thanks!
October 8, 2018
Mark Metry: 21 y/o iTunes Top 100 Podcaster + Marketing Guru | Using LinkedIn to Grow Your Business
21-year-old Mark Metry interviews Billionaires, New York Times Bestselling Authors and Legendary World-Class human beings on his iTunes Top 100 podcast, Humans 2.0. Today's talking points include: + Imposter Syndrome (when we begin to doubt our accomplishments) + How to use LinkedIn to grow your business + The top 3 actions to grow a podcast organically + The hallmark trait of the incredibly successful people he has interviewed (i.e. Seth Godin, Naveen Jain, Eric Barker, and more) You can visit Mark at This episode of the GMU podcast is brought to you by
October 2, 2018
10 Satisfying, Healthy Desserts w Celeb Trainer Steve Jordan
With a career path made for movies, Steve Jordan was launched into the world of health and fitness by rehabilitating himself after a traumatic brain injury in 1994. His holistic approach using his mind and body created a miraculous recovery that Dr's and people are in awe of. Steve found his passion in this life-changing experience to create miracles in other people through health and fitness. Steve's professional success has opened up opportunities to be featured in dozens of media platforms including Dr. Oz, The Today Show, The Tyra Banks Show, Oxygen, NBC, ABC, E!, Bodies the Exhibition, Men's Fitness, Self, Fitness, and much more. In episode 35 of the Growth Mindset University Podcast, Steve and Jordan go back and forth, each with 5 of the healthiest, sweet tooth satisfying desserts that will maximize your health, and in turn, your human potential. When it comes to dessert, never compromise flavor. Steve and Jordan's suggestions follow this golden rule.
September 24, 2018
Focused Success in a Distracted World with Authorpreneur Tyler Wagner
After dropping out of college, bestselling author Tyler Wagner went on to create, which has helped over 300 people successfully write and publish a book while establishing passive income. Today's talking points include ... + The power of uninterrupted focus + Rules for focused success in a distracted world + How to successfully write your book + How to launch a top 100 podcast + How to get booked for interviews Ready to take your life to the next level? The Growth Mindset University book is available on Amazon and Be a #GrowGiver by spreading this episode to your friends: Take a screenshot of the episode and post it on your Instagram story or share with
September 17, 2018
Miracle on the Hudson Plane Crash Survivor Dave Sanderson on Developing a Personal Flight Plan
Dave Sanderson was a top sales producer in every company he worked for and on January 15th, 2009 was on a business trip he had made hundreds of times before. Like all of us when we travel, things are often routine, and we take things for granted. Then out of the blue something happens that changes what was once routine to a day that changes your life. When US Airways Flight 1549, or “The Miracle on the Hudson” ditched into the Hudson River on January 15, 2009, Dave Sanderson not only survived the “crash” but also started to realize that the moments that made up his life prepared him for what was about to happen. After the incident, the lessons and strategies that he learned throughout his life were instrumental that day and the days following. He started to realize that one can actually grow from traumatic life experiences and set out on a path to not only share the lessons from that day but practical and implementable strategies anyone can use. Visit Dave:
September 10, 2018
How to Live By Your Own Rules
In episode 32 of Growth Mindset University, Jordan talks about how to live by your own rules in his recent appearance on Total Wellness Radio and his latest magazine feature story in Estero Life Magazine ( The talking points: - How today's education falls short and is merely a baseline. - Why most college degrees are essentially worthless. - How to start writing a book and finish it in 29 days. - The wisdom of silence as preparation to gear up for the work of your life.
September 3, 2018
Education's Shortcomings w 17 y/o Podcaster Seen in Forbes Ava Wettrick
Welcome to episode 31 of Growth Mindset University! Our guest today is a 17-year-old high-schooler recently seen in Forbes, the host of the MentorZ Podcast, and the founder of MentorZ Media. She has also had the pleasure of having conversations with some of the most influential human beings on earth: Tim Ferriss, Tom Bilyeu, Seth Godin, and many more. Her name is Ava Wettrick and she is THE REAL DEAL. She is incredibly intelligent, enlightened, and self-aware. Ava and Jordan's talking points: - How to get in touch with hard to reach people. - The shortcomings of today's outdated education system. - How to know whether you should go to college or not. - Generation Z's inability to form deep and meaningful relationships due to ... cell phones. - Finding meaning and purpose. - How to pinpoint the root causes of blanket terms like depression and sadness. This is our best episode to date, and Ava Wettrick is not someone you want to miss out on. Share:
August 30, 2018
5 Steps to Thrive Through Transitions w Jocelyn Kuhn
Welcome to episode 30 of Growth Mindset University! Jocelyn Kuhn is a professional coach, speaker, and author with a wealth of experience helping people thrive through life’s most challenging moments. Having been through some pretty significant transitions herself (death, divorce, career transitions, raising a family, etc.), she feels passionate about helping others through what can be a very scary time. The talking points: - How to thrive through transitions and adversity - How to live your best life daily - Relationships with others - Relationships with ourselves Stay connected with Jocelyn at This episode is brought to you by - Leave it to The WordPress Rocketeer to develop a website that looks, feels, and functions like that of a fortune 500 company. Be a #GrowGiver by sharing this message with your network: Disclaimer: Jordan used the wrong mic, so the audio is a bit off for today only
August 27, 2018
End Toxic Relationships, Build Self-esteem w Yolanda Perkins
In episode 29 of Growth Mindset University, our special guest is TED Speaker and Startup Founder Yolanda Perkins. As she was about to graduate from college, she was sentenced to three years in prison for stealing credit cards to buy stuff to please her boyfriend at the time. The relationship was withering and this was Yolanda's last-ditch effort to win him over, and it landed her in prison, where she found time to learn from her experiences. While incarcerated, she went through several key mindset shifts that enabled her to steer clear of toxic relationships in the future and find meaning in her adversity. Yolanda's energy is infectious and she is so insightful. If you're ready to stop playing games and enjoy healthy relationships with significant others and friends alike, then this episode is for you. Connect with Yolanda at and @yolandaflournahperkins on Instagram. Be a #GrowGiver by sharing this EP with
August 23, 2018
The Relentless Life with Chance Galloway
Welcome to episode 28 of Growth Mindset University! ||| Learn anything, take control of your life, and fulfill your vision of success ||| In this episode, Jordan and Chance discuss the origin story of the podcast and what it has led them to ... the guys end up revealing a big update about the future of the show, so tune in to catch it!
August 20, 2018
Make a Promise to Never Give Up | Trust the Process
For the first time in a long time, I’m seeing an uptick in real measurables in my life and business..but it didn't come without a prolonged period of stagnation. My website traffic has multiplied by six already in 2018, after a full year of no growth. The SEO scores on all my websites and even my client’s websites have multiplied at an unprecedented level in just the past three weeks. My income has multiplied by four compared to last year. My podcast audience has doubled and almost tripled every month since its inception on April 17. I’m going to stay the course, but continue to evolve along the way. These podcasts are only going to get better, more valuable, and more actionable. The road to get here today hasn’t been easy, but I didn’t expect it to be. I make a promise to myself every day, that no matter how tough the process gets … I won’t quit. I’m not stopping. I’m not going away anytime soon. Can't stop won't stop, Jordan Paris
August 16, 2018
The Millionaire Morning
Wake up. Read or watch the news. Check your phone. Fill up on emergencies, favors asked, terrorism, arrests, suicides, murders, wars, and the like. Then go about your day and see how miserable you are. This is how you make a cake with cement. It won’t taste good. When you fill up with garbage, your life will be garbage. OR Wake up (perhaps 20 minutes earlier). Read 15 pages of a good book. Listen to an uplifting podcast. Learn something new. Fill up on knowledge, insight, strategy, purpose, joy, excitement, and zest. Then go about your day and see how happy you are. This is how you make a cake with, well, sugar and flour, the way a cake is supposed to be made. When you fill up with sweets, your life will be sweet. It’s all about the ingredients here, which is precisely what you'll learn in episode 26 of Growth Mindset University. Be a #GrowGiver by sharing The Millionaire Morning:
August 13, 2018
NFL Player Mike Wyche: No Grind, No Shine
Welcome to episode 25 of Growth Mindset University! Today, we have a very special guest in the house: professional football player Mike Wyche. Mike was one of the top recruits in the nation a few years ago, receiving full scholarship offers from USC, Miami, and other storied football programs. Life and success never came easy for Mike Wyche though, as he was labeled a problem child growing up while switching schools 13 times, including 3 times for behavioral issues. He also battled homelessness, as his mother was a drug addict and his father was sentenced to 40 years in prison. However, he overcame this adversity, transcending himself from a drug dealer who has been shot at hundreds of times to a hope dealer making the world a better place through love and unity. Even through all these hardships, he says most things in life are a choice, and that you can take control of your life with the power of decisions. Mike is also redefining gangster by making education cool again.
August 6, 2018
It's Time to Take a New Action
If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten ... Spread this message: Visit Jordan: Visit Chance:
August 2, 2018
Change Your Vocabulary, Change Your Life
Welcome to episode 23 of Growth Mindset University! ||| Learn Anything, Take Control of Your Life, and Fulfill Your Vision of Success! ||| In this short yet power-packed episode, Chance and Jordan talk about changing your vocabulary to change your life. They detail the 3 W's (Wishing, Waiting, Wanting) that will lead to ultimate failure as well as the 1 W (listen to find out) that changes everything and leads to ultimate success. This episode is brought to you by Growth Mindset University, the book. Learn more on Amazon or Don't just keep this gold to yourself, be a #GrowGiver by sharing it out with those closest to you: Visit the guys online, subscribe to their latest blog posts, and follow them on social: Jordan Paris: | @J_Paris_ on Instagram Chance Galloway: (new website!) | @ChanceGallowayFitness
July 30, 2018
The Art of Friendly Competition w TED Speaker Johnny Campbell
Welcome, Growth Mindset University students, to episode 22 of the podcast with TED Speaker Johnny Campbell. Johnny is a member of the Toastmaster's Hall of Fame, Author, and the receiver of many speaking awards. In the episode, Johnny talks about how finding and defining your enemy can light a fire inside of you to help you transition into your best self, build your best business, and live your best life. You can visit Johnny at Johnny's TEDx Talk: The secret to living is giving: Grace your friends with this episode by sharing This episode is brought to you by the Growth Mindset University book. Learn more at Thanks for spending some time with us today. Now, let the class begin.
July 26, 2018
Take Control of Your Health w Celebrity Trainer Steve Jordan
Welcome to episode 21 of Growth Mindset University! Today on the show, we brought back Celebrity Trainer Steve Jordan. Steve detailed how to take control of your health and fitness and how to start if you don't know where to start. Mid-episode, Jordan gets vulnerable since he's been struggling with his own health and fitness due to traveling the past few months. Steve proceeded to ask him a series of questions (that you can ask yourself at home too) to rediscover his WHY for eating right and training. At Growth Mindset University, we're huge on health; health of the mind, health of the body, health of business, and health of relationships, so this episode is a perfect addition to our show. If you're ready to take control of your health and fitness so that you can live a high quality of life producing outstanding results well into your 100s, then this is the episode for you. You can visit Steve at
July 23, 2018
TED Speaker Dr Brian Paris: Awaken your Giant Within
In episode 20 of Growth Mindset University, Dr. Brian Paris (Jordan's Uncle) is on the show. In the episode, Brian talks about going through different phases of life, relationships and marriage, the stories we tell ourselves, spirituality, and truly waking up. You can visit Brian at Brians TED Talk, The Dynamics of Posture:
July 19, 2018
TED Speaker Sean Douglas: Hack Your Brain for Success
In episode 19 of Growth Mindset University, Jordan Paris got to talk with TED Speaker Sean Douglas about hacking the brain for success. In addition to his TED credentials, Sean is a U.S. Air Force Veteran, the host of Life Transformation Radio, and Author of "Decisions: the Power to Overcome Self-Defeating Behaviors." In this uplifting interview, Sean talks about how he battled back from the night he held a 9mm handgun in his hands on the brink of suicide, success habits to start right now, bad habits to drop right now, shifting focus to find meaning, adversity, and how to get booked for speaking engagements. This is our favorite episode to date and is NOT something you want to miss, so sit back, put your earbuds in and enjoy. Sean's TED Talk: Visit Sean at Join the conversation: Leave us an HONEST review of what you think of this episode and the podcast as a whole on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Thanks!
July 16, 2018
Don't Contemplate, Meditate | How to Be at Peace w the World
In episode 18 of the Growth Mindset University Podcast, Chance and Jordan talk about how to be at peace with the world as well as how to be more productive through practical meditation practices. If you're feeling a bit overwhelmed today, then this is for you.
July 12, 2018
Lift Up Others with Socialpreneur Austin Engle
In this engaging roundtable discussion (episode 17) with LiftUp founder Austin Engle, we talk about learning, growing, and giving to others in the name of fulfillment. This is a very powerful conversation with a ton of value and insight to draw. If this is a conversation you'd like to be a part of, then listen in, sit back, relax, and enjoy! Austin's quick bio: Austin Engle is a social entrepreneur who founded and received funding for a company affectionately named LiftUp, which is all about creating a deeper connection with those we really care about through the spreading of love, inspiration, and wisdom to friends and family with necklaces that contain a personalized message. You can visit Austin at
July 9, 2018
8 Real Ways to Make an Impact Today
Today, in the 16th edition of the show, Chance Galloway talks to Jordan Paris about providing value to your family, friends, and peers alike. Jordan reveals his 8 real and practical ways to make an impact immediately. These impact practices (impractices?) are sure to gain influence as well as leave you feeling fulfilled at the end of the day. Jordan even argues that giving is selfish since giving makes us feel good. In the classic book by Shel Silverstein, The Giving Tree, the tree gives up everything to make the boy in the story happy. The boy was on the receiving end of a lifetime of gifts, while The Giving Tree gave a lifetime of gifts to the boy. Yet, the boy, the receiver, ended up miserable, and the tree, the giver, ended up content. In this powerful episode, the lesson is simple: Live to learn. Grow to give. This episode is brought to you by the Growth Mindset University book, available on Amazon and at
July 2, 2018
To be Peaceful, Notice the Peace
Join Jordan for Episode 15 of the podcast, an episode all about peace. Jordan posed the question, "what is it that brings you most peace?" to podcasters around the world. The answers are, well, peaceful. This short, unconventional episode is sure to leave you full, whole, complete, and peaceful. Enjoy! Thanks to those who contributed: Patrick: Andrew: Tam: Tyree: Wittie:
June 24, 2018
The Intelligent Hustle
Don’t just hustle for the sake of hustling; hustle intelligently by doing things that add meaning to your life as well as others’ lives because hustle isn’t worth anything if it's done working at a restaurant for years on end. Focus on what matters, focus on the meaning, seek your truth, and design your life with that truth.
June 19, 2018
If You're Struggling Right Now, This is for You | Having the WHY to Endure Any HOW
Hey everybody, Jordan here. I wanted to share a profound statement from my reading of "Man's Search for Meaning" that hit me quite hard. If you're going through hardship or struggle right now, then this one is especially for you. Enjoy, and know life is expecting something else from you, even if you do not expect anything more from life.
June 16, 2018
Turn Tragedy to Triumph w/ Celebrity Trainer Steve Jordan
Today on the show we have a very special guest and his name is Steve Jordan. Steve is a celebrity personal trainer in Los Angeles where he has been running his studio for 10 years. His clients have included Jordan Belfort, Tobey Maguire, Arianna Huffington, Brad Paisley, Amy Poehler, Barry Zito, Quincy Jones, and many many more. We talked about what it's like to work with those sorts of people, his experiences working as a trainer in the White House as a college student, hardships he has faced over his career and his life, his emergency brain surgery to essentially save his life, his experience of going from six figures in the bank to six figures in debt and then back to six figures in the bank, getting married later in life, and his new book coming out on September 23rd called "I AM Healthy and Fit (a book all about identity). If this is a conversation you'd like to be a part of, then listen in, sit back, relax, and enjoy! You can visit Steve at
June 15, 2018
Be Healthier, Wiser, Make More Money | the Art of Investing
There's more than meets the eye when Gucci Mane tweets "Invest in yourself" every few months. It looks good, and it sounds good, but what does it actually mean? The guys dive into the art of investing, breaking it down into three categories: 1)Monetary investments - Many have negative feelings attached to "making money," but the truth is that money is simply a magnifier of who you already are (if you are generous, you will have more to be generous with), as well as an enabler (reach more people, treat your friends, etc.). So, Jordan teaches you how to grow your bank account by 22% (passively) THIS YEAR with two investing tools he uses. 2)Investments of the mind - Accumulate wealth of the mind with a commitment to constant and never-ending improvement through reading and podcasts! 3)Investments in health - Eat right. Train. Respect your body. Self-love and self-care are NOT selfish $5 on Acorns: Free Robinhood stock:
June 13, 2018
4 Ways to Wire Your Mind for Success
In the latest episode of Growth Mindset University, we highlight 4 ways to wire the mind for success. 1. Set a clear goal - I will do ____ (action) by ____ (date). 2. Visualize your success - Create mental pictures of what achieving your goals might look like. 3. Act as if you already have achieved the goal you desire - How would you act? How would you breathe? How would you walk? What might achieving this goal make of your character? 4. Declare victory over your life - Decide what you want, decide who you are, repeat it out loud, and set out to make it true. Your subconscious mind will believe everything you tell it, so feed it words of power and victory.
June 9, 2018
The Downside to (Anti)Social Media
Chance and Jordan talk about the negative impacts of social media on individuals and society as a whole. They reveal some alarming statistics on the specifics of how the lives of teens have been affected since the release of the iPhone in 2007, including: -The percentage of teens who EVER go out on dates has fallen about 15%. -The number of times teenagers hang out with their friends per week had been relatively steady for about 30 years. Since 2007, these numbers are down about 16%. -The percentage of 12th graders who drive has fallen 5% since 2007. Before 2007, the percentage of high schoolers who felt lonely or left out has been steadily decreasing for nearly 20 years. Since 2007, these percentages have sharply increased (about 10%). -The percentage of high schoolers who don't get enough sleep had been falling for about 6 years until 2007. Since 2007, these numbers have increased over 5%. The Graphics: Automate posts:
June 9, 2018
My Journey from Depressed High Schooler to 20 y/o Published Author + How to Write a Book in 29 Days
From In this episode of I AM Healthy & Fit I have an awesome opportunity to interview one of my mentees, Jordan Paris, who has spent some time with me over the past 3 years learning, growing and progressing at an accelerated pace to be a well-rounded health and fitness professional. While attending Florida Gulf Coast University, Jordan has built several successful businesses in the health and fitness arena including an online coaching site, 1 on 1 clients, and website development. Now, Jordan is most excited about his recently published book, Growth Mindset University. This is a book that helps others design lives filled with joy and fulfillment. Jordan dives into the details of his book and the process of his personal and professional growth. Jordan is truly an inspiration that you don’t want to miss out on! You can visit him at Find out more about the book at
June 6, 2018
The Universal Perspective | Tyler Wagner of Business Blast Interviews Jordan Paris
In an interview with Tyler Wagner, host of the Business Blast Podcast, Jordan talks about some of the key concepts in his new book, Growth Mindset University.
May 18, 2018
Life Beautifully Designed
In the latest episode of Growth Mindset University, the guys go way beyond surface level conversation. Caution: this episode is DEEP. The Talking points: 1) What's the greatest lesson either of your parents ever taught you? 2) What's the best investment you've ever made? 3) What are 3 things you believe to be true in the world? 4) If you had to define the impact you want to make on the world, what would that be/look like? You would have to do ____ (thing) for __ (# of people). 5) Do you have any non-negotiables in your day that you set time aside to do no matter what? 6) What does life beautifully designed look like to you? Referenced in the podcast: SpongeBob Brain Episode: and
May 2, 2018
Building the Confidence to Produce Outstanding Results
In the latest episode of the Growth Mindset University Podcast, Jordan and Chance discuss why confidence is so crucial and how we can build it.
April 25, 2018
How to Communicate In a Way That Inspires | Start with Why
In the latest episode of the Growth Mindset University podcast, Jordan and Chance talk about what they learned from Simon Sinek's book, Start With Why. They discuss clarity, purpose, values, and how to communicate in a way that inspires and attracts followers.
April 23, 2018
The Mastery of Love
“Humans hunt for love. We feel that we need that love because we believe we don’t have love, because we don’t love ourselves. We hunt for love in other humans just like us, expecting to get love from them when these humans are in the same condition as we are. They don’t love themselves either, so how much love can we get from them? We merely create a bigger need that isn’t real; we keep hunting and hunting, but in the wrong place, because other humans don’t have the love we need.”
April 17, 2018
Inspiration vs Motivation
Motivation is external. Motivation is fleeting; it comes and goes. Motivation pushes people to do things. Doing what motivates us doesn't always leave us fulfilled at the end of the day. Inspiration is internal. It's a feeling deep down inside someone. Inspiration is sustainable. Inspiration acts as a gravitational pull that moves people closer to their goals. Doing what inspires us leaves us fulfilled. Look at it this way: People are often MOTIVATED by money. Nobody says their INSPIRED by money. That wouldn't make sense. Money doesn't inspire people with a deep down feeling and it doesn't give someone a sense of fulfillment. Money is just a motivator for people. So, we must stop and think: Is what I'm after motivating me or inspiring me?
April 17, 2018
Welcome to the University of Life
The Growth Mindset University Podcast has officially taken off! ||| Learn anything, take control of your life, and fulfill your vision of success ||| Here's an introduction to the University of Life, our philosophy, and what to expect from the show. Meet the hosts: Jordan Paris: | @J_Paris_ and _Jordan_Paris_ on Instagram. Chance Galloway: | @ChanceGallowayFitness on Instagram. Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE to this podcast, wherever you are listening! Growth Mindset University is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, and everywhere else podcasts are heard.
April 17, 2018
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