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Gratitude is a big deal. Taking the time to show gratitude daily will literally restructure the way our brain works.
Tag me in a screen shot with the message you sent on Twitter or IG @MrJacobEspi.
I'd love to see it! :)
What stands in the way, becomes the way. Even when times get hard, we have no choice but continue moving forward. One step in front of another. It may take longer than we want it to, but we will get there eventually.
Keep moving forward.
Alexa Curtis: Loving Life, the Hustle and Radio Disney
This episode is a big deal! I'm so grateful Alexa Curtis made time out of her busy schedule to chat with me. She's so full of energy and radio to conquer the world.
She is barely out of her teenage years but has already written for the Huffington Post, been featured on the Today show, has her own TEDx Talk and has a radio show getting ready to launch on Radio Disney later this summer.
All as a tribute to her ability to problem solve and outwork the people around her.
"The World Is Yours!" - Alexa Curtis
Read more about Alexa at www.lifeunfilteredwithalexa.com and follow her on social media at @alexa_curtis.
Day 82: How to Influence (With Action Items)
"Never mistake the power of influence" - Jim Rohn
Two Mistakes we all make!
1. Most people aren't motivated to do what we want to do
2. Anyone can be a better influencer starting today
In this episode, I provide six things you can do to be a more influential person. Tag me on Instagram @MrJacobEspi with your biggest takeaways.
"Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it is thinking of yourself less." - C.S. Lewis
Forum Friday: How to Navigate Office Politics
In this episode of Forum Friday, we break down five tactics that will help you effectively navigate office politics.
1. Never outshine the master
2. Always understand the other person’s perspective
3. Build a strategic network
4. Learn to be observant
5. Always Offer Value
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Be sure to visit JacobEspinoza.com if you are looking for a StrengthsFinder coach for yourself or a leader in your organization.
I had a blast joining Mitch and Cedric for their podcast All The Way Up.
They asked me WHY I do what I do. The answer is simply to HELP people learn to take action and understand that it is okay to try, fail and make mistakes.
This is a constant drive for me to continue wanting to get better and finding new ways to connect.
Let me know what inspires you. I'm easy to find! @MrJacobEspi on both Twitter and Instagram.
DJ Klyph: The Value of Serving Others and Gratitude
DJ Klyph has been giving hip-hop artists in the NW a platform to share their talents for the last 10 years. The Welcome to the Neighborhood Radio Show is a staple within the northwest hip-hop scene.
His focus showing the support without asking for anything in return its a big deal.
During this interview, we talk about WHY he stays so consistent, and the things that keep him moving forward.
Tag @DjKlyph and @MrJacobEspi on Instagram and let us know your biggest takeaway from the episode.
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Interview with the Professor! This is a BIG Deal!
We talk about Professor's introduction into streetball, the first Spiderman basketball video and How he dominates social media.
Huge thanks to Grayson for making the time to chat with Jacob's Affirmations. Be sure to follow him on Instagram @GlobalHooper.
Three Lessons We Can Learn:
1. Never Quit
2. Be Self-Aware
3. Don't let fear hold you back!
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Sebo Walker: Skateboarding, Moving On and Falling in Love with the Process
Big shout out to Sebo Walker for taking the time to talk with me for Jacob's Affirmations. There are a ton of great insights in this episode about the power in falling in love with the process and believing you can make the impossible happen. So much of what Sebo has done is because of the attention he puts into detail and impact he focuses on making with every interaction.
Be sure to follow Sebo on Instagram at @SeboWalker, @Seboart, and @Sebovids.
Take a screenshot of this episode and tag @MrJacobEspi and @Sebowalker on Instagram with your biggest takeaway from the episode.
My favorite episode of the week! Forum Friday. Thank you, Tam and my dad (@AuthorDavidEspi) for the questions.
Today we discuss dealing with self-doubt, staying motivated and how a "Judgemental" environment will negatively impact your team.
Be sure to check out JacobEspinoza.com and pick up a free ebook that will help you understand a few of the fundamental leadership skills required to be successful in your role.
I really do love my dad a lot. He went through a ton to be able to provide an amazing life for his family.
His story is proof that positive decisions go a long way! The ripple effects are real!
Keep moving forward you guys. I appreciate you all so much!
Huge thanks to Alex Elsberry of Elevate Training (@ElevateMyTraining) for stopping by for our FIRST interview on Jacob's Affirmations.
I'm excited to share this one with you guys.
Alex drops a ton of gems on the reality of motivation. The fact is that we will not change until we become dissatisfied with how things are.
Be sure to join the conversation by following me @MrJacobEspi, I love hearing your biggest takeaways from every episode.
Macklemore's rise to fame was a GRIND! He made amazing things happen with his partner Ryan Lewis and manager Zach Quillen.
We can learn a ton from his grind making a name for himself in the music industry.
1. Find something you are passionate about AND good at
2. Find a team to fill in your skill gaps
3. Spend every waking moment mastering your craft
4. Dominate every opportunity put in front of you, and use it as a springboard to the next
What opportunities are you getting ready to dominate? Let me know @MrJacobEspi on both Twitter and Instagram.
Never feel like it is TOO LATE to make a change. Once you have identified something isn't working, make a change!
You are never too old or in too deep to make a positive decision and redirect your life.
"You cant change your destination in a day, but you can change your direction in a day." - Jim Rohn
Forum Friday is always my favorite episode! Thanks for keeping the questions coming.
Today we talk about how the importance of developing your self, owning your career and making the most of every situation.
Send your questions to me for next week. I'm @MrJacobEspi on both Instagram and Twitter. :)
You guys are amazing.
Really excited for this episode. I take turns with Kes (@Kes on Instagram) and discuss the value of BEING YOU! Be self-aware and use the things that make you unique to improve your life and help the people around you.
We are miracles. We are one of one. There will never be another person like you. You are rare, and there is value in rarity, therefore you are valuable!
Embrace it. Own it.
I appreciate you.
Today we talk about irreducible minimums. This is a concept that will help you continue to make progress, even on the most hectic days.
Every great city starts with a break. If we want to get better, we need to understand the value of taking action every day. Small steps get there and help us build momentum. Learn to love the journey!
The story is familiar. The hotshot, super talented new employee gets off to a screaming start only to see his ego get the best of him.
The story of the Hare & the Tortoise is a classic that discusses why self-awareness, humility, and consistency win every single time.
This world is full of examples. Talent wins now, but the people that put in the hard work win big.
The Emperor's New Clothes is a classic short story.
For this episode, I focus specifically on lessons we can learn within the realm of leadership.
Please let me know how this episode helped you become a better leader.
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I'm excited about this episode. I continue to find my voice and am getting comfortable speaking my truth! Being authentic is the name of the game.
Today I discuss resolving conflict at work, dealing with fear and stress, and the legacy I want to leave (Spoiler Alert: my priorities--God, family, and then everything else)
Self-Awareness gives us a clear perception of personality, thoughts, emotions, motivation, and beliefs.
It provides you the ability to recognize yourself as an individual. That is a big deal! We are not the people around us.
Being self-aware allows us to correctly identify our skill set. Correctly identify our emotions. Correctly identify our values.
It allows us to ACT instead of RESPONDING.
Being Self-Aware allows us to understand how our emotions impact our performance.
How can you become more self-aware?
Let me know. Be part of the conversation by following me on Instagram and Twitter, @MrJacobEspi
Positivity is my thing. People often ask me how I seem so positive all the time.
Here is the secret: It is all about perspective.
Two things you need to know:
1. Learn to love the things you already have.
2. Immediately accept the things that are out of your control.
I didn’t think of these things. They are based off the Stoic Philosophy and I learned about them in a book called A Guide to the Good Life.
Read the book. Enjoy the podcast. Share with friends.
An Instagram Live session discussing simple steps necessary to help you reach goals!
1. Cross Out Your Excuses
2. Define Your Why
3. Accept that Things Will Be Hard
4. Use SMART Goals
5. Create Renewal Cycles
6. Get HELP!
If things don't change, things don't change.
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This was a fun one! Thanks to everyone who was there to watch me struggle through the first couple of drafts. I'm looking forward to being online with you guys answering questions, every night at 10 PM.
Today we talked about the difference between SMART goals and Big Ambitious Goals, how to find your passion and finding your Why!
Follow me on Instagram, @MrJacobEspi, to join the conversation. See you guys tomorrow!
Big Edition of Forum Friday! These remain my favorite episodes of each week.
Today we talk about a few different philosophies of how to get rich as well as an outside the box approach for entrepreneurs preparing for their kids to be in their home this summer.
Leadership development is so important. Being able to successfully build winning team will allow success in every area of our life.
Enjoy your weekend everyone!
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The goal isn't to be a certain way or feel a certain way. The goal is to understand what we are feeling and how we are. After we are self-aware, we can take steps and learn how we can help the people around us.
Emotional Agility, Growth Mindset, and Emotional Intelligence are all topics related to today's episode.
I'd love to hear your thoughts. Shoot me a line @MrJacobEspi on both Twitter and Instagram.
The art of persuasion is important for anyone who speaks publicly as part of their job, this is especially good advice for young leaders.
Talk Like Ted by Carmine Gallo is an amazing resource on teaching how to talk like the speakers in your favorite Ted Talk.
In this episode we discuss the importance of having credibility, bringing data, and being human in each of your conversations.
Thank you so much for subscribing and sharing with your friends.
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Shout out Bobbbaaaay of Purpose in the Youth for making a special guest appearance on today's show.
Pick on thing to focus on at a time. It is the key to more productivity and less stress. Multitasking is a myth! Our brain is built to conquer one task at a time. You got this. Keep getting better!
Stay in touch with Bobbbaaaay at:
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Enjoy the show.
Four Words to Summarize this Episode: If Not Now? When?
It's so EASY to put things on the back burner and tell ourselves we will get to it later. These things are usually the hardest things to do, and also the things that will give us the most reward.
What is something you've been putting off that you will make yourself tackle this week? Drop me a line on Twitter or Instagram, @MrJacobEspi.
I had an amazing week! I started off being Baptized on Sunday at Outward Church in Salem. I'm super blessed, humble and grateful for the opportunities in my life right now.
I want to give back as much as possible!
Forum Friday is my favorite episodes each week. Thanks to everyone asking questions and giving me an opportunity to provide insight.
Send me your questions on Twitter, @MrJacobEspi. I'll pick a few of my favorites to answer in next week's episode.
Have a great weekend everyone!
We don't get a second chance to make a first impression, and we don't get a second chance to relive a day.
Make the most out of every moment. Make the most out of every opportunity.
When we make this our habit, we win.
Let me know what goals you are working towards. I'm on Twitter and Instagram, @MrJacobEspi.
I was in the middle of an already awkward performance when people in the audience started asking us to fight on stage. I'm still grateful to have been invited. I also learned that even when things go worse than expected we can use them as opportunities to continue getting better and as confidence boosts to take action even when we are afraid.
Learn to love new challenges!
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I have no idea what I'm doing, and that is exciting for me!
Focusing on how far I still have to go is fuel for my fire. Being insecure about a new challenge is also part of the process of getting better.
Don't let it stop you. Keep going.
Let me know how your journey is going. I'm on Twitter and Instagram @MrJacobEspi.
Episode #50! This is a big deal for me. Thanks for everyone tuning in and offering words of encouragement.
Shout out @SLMhoopsproject for helping me come up with a name for my Friday Episodes. Forum Fridays are here to stay!
Today we discuss dealing with passive aggressive bosses, creating change to help inspire action and dealing with difficult emotions that hold us back.
Enjoy! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram for more, @MrJacobEspi.
First of all, I'm celebrating today because I had someone reach out to me on Twitter and let them know they subscribed. If you get a chance, go follow @DJSneakers on Twitter and let him know I said thanks.
It's so easy to overlook the small wins we have on our path and instead focus on all of the obstacles. Let every small victory be proof that you can and will reach your goals.
Follow me on Twitter and Instagram, @MrJacobEspi, and let me know about the small victories you are earning.
The second of Stephen Covey's seven habits of highly effective people, beginning with the end in mind will allow you to visualize yourself succeeding and then create a plan that will allow you to bring it to life.
Things come to life twice, first in our imaginations and second in reality.
What does your end goal look like?
Let me know on Twitter or Instagram, @MrJacobEspi.
“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” - Maya Angelou
This is the focus of the week. Focusing on how I am making people feel during my conversations. Self-awareness is the key to great and impactful interactions.
What can you do to help you be more aware of how you are impacting the people around you? Let me know on Twitter or Instagram @MrJacobEspi.
Our second Question and Answer Friday!
A few things about this episode:
- I need a new name for my Friday episodes. Help?
- Creating A Winning Culture on Your Team
- Get the RIGHT kind of exposure in your career
- Focus on the small things getting you to your big thing
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Getting to reference Gary Vaynerchuck and Ryan Holiday in the same five-minute podcast is exciting for me.
Today we become aware of how intensely our egos are holding us back. If we want to accomplish big things we need to THINK BIG and ACT SMALL.
Gary Vaynerchuk describes this idea as clouds and dirt. We need to dream in the clouds and live in the dirt.
For more and to stay updated on how you can be taking impactful meaningful action in your life, follow me on Twitter and Instagram @MrJacobEspi.
Today's episode is inspired by a tweet from The Rza.
"Meditate on this:
Dedicate your time to chase after the things that make your eyes light up, genuine friendships that aren’t complicated, trying new things that scare you, and spending time with people who truly love and appreciate you."
How much time do you make for the people who truly appreciate the things you offer to the world?
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How well do you understand what motivates you and the value you bring to the people around you?
Today we break the concept of self-awareness into two segments, motivation and value.
Motivation is an internal look at self-awareness, including how we react to situations and how well we know how to keep ourselves motivated.
Value being an external perspective and an understanding of what we have to offer that will benefit the people around us.
Stay in touch on Twitter and Instagram, @MrJacobEspi.
The conversations you have with yourself about yourself is extremely important. Make it a priority to be aware of this conversation and learn how to make it a tool you can use to continue getting closer to your goals.
As always, I'd love to hear your takeaways from today's episodes. Share with me via Instagram and Twitter, @MrJacobEspi.
Our first Q&A Session!
Had to give the first question to my dad who has been my #1 supporter my entire life. (Be sure to check him out on Twitter @AuthorDavidEspi!)
In this session we discuss balancing ambition with patience, delivering feedback for new leaders and more.
Submit your questions for next weeks Q&A session on Twitter or Instagram by sending me a message or tagging me in your post, @MrJacobEspi.
Just like our body is impacted by our food selection, our brain is impacted by the environment we select.
Be sure to keep positive people in your circle. You will need to rely on them when things get challenging, especially as you are looking to create massive changes in your life by taking impactful action!
Our words will paint our future. It is so important we are intentional about our vocabulary when speaking about ourselves and the people around us.
Be sure to stay in touch on Twitter and Instagram @MrJacobEspi
Really excited to feature music from one of my favorite artists on this episode. Be sure to check him out on Twitter and Instagram, @IAmTragicHero.
Today we discuss how our brains will work to prove us right, regardless of what we believe. This makes it especially important for us to be aware of how deeply we actually believe we can achieve our goals.
I'd love to hear about the goals you are working towards and steps you are taking every day to get there. Follow me on Twitter and Instagram, @MrJacobEspi. I'd love to hear from you.
The first step to acting big is THINKING BIG.
This week we explore different concepts from the book The Magic of Thinking BIG. Since it is Monday, let's start by getting rid of all the excuses we in our way.
If your goals are important and you believe we can reach them, NOTHING should get in your way.
Follow me on Instagram and Twitter, @MrJacobEspi. I'd love to hear about the goals you are reaching for and the excuses you are throwing out of the window.
No more Excusitis!
Intro music by ThatKidCry. Follow him on Instagram @ThatKidCry.
Today's episode of the additional layer of Growth Mindset for leaders, believing in the people around us. This can be challenging at times, but we act differently when we believe in someone. This is important to know about ourselves.
Thanks for tuning in. Follow me on Twitter and Instagram to stay in touch and stay in touch. @MrJacobEspi on both.
Huge thanks to Bedoya on the track! Great message and vibe.
Today we discuss a cycle we all live in as our belief in our potential influences our action, our actions influence our results, and our results influence our belief in our potential.
This is a cycle that can be extremely positive or negative, depending on our self-perception.
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Today's music is provided by Serge Severe. Make sure to follow him on Instagram @Serge_Severe.
The secret to success is making the most of what you have, where you are. That is it!
There is no perfect time to get started. The situation will never be perfect. We need to figure out how to make the most out of what we have. Once this becomes a habit, we will conquer our goals, live fulfilled lives and be able to help out the people around us.
Thanks for checking me out. You can also follow me on Instagram @MrJacobEspi.
Thanks, Matty for the music. Make sure you follow him on Twitter @Matty503.
On today's episode, we explore the difference between having a Growth and Fixed Mindset, and how each will impact how we view taking on new challenges.
Growth Mindset is the start of every great journey. When we believe we can get better, we act like we can get better.
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Realize you are nowhere near your potential! Use every opportunity and challenge you face as an opportunity to grow.
You can do this!
Thank you Matty for providing today's music. Be sure to follow him on Twitter @Matty503
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I will act now!
Conquering fear with action is easier when we begin the day telling ourselves we are going to do so.
Listen daily for motivation. Start your day with positive self-talk.
Today I will multiply my value a hundredfold.
Have a plan and take action! We can increase our value everyday if we are intentional about how we spend our time.
Listen daily for motivation.
Today I will be master of my emotions.
We visit The Scroll Marked IV from Og Mandino's book, The Greatest Salesman in the World. We must master our moods if we are going to master our destiny.
New podcast on Anchor. Begin every day with powerful self-talk.
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New Podcast on Anchor! Listen daily for motivation.
Today we discuss The Scroll Marked V from Og Mandino's book The Greatest Salesman in the world.
"I will live this day as if it is my last."
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New Podcast on Anchor. Listen daily for inspiration.
Today we read scroll IV from Og Mandino's book The Greatest Salesman in the World.
I AM NATURE'S GREATEST MIRACLE!
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Today I begin a new life.
Every day is an opportunity to shed bad habits and pick up new healthy ones. Every day is an opportunity to be great. Every day is an opportunity to decide to take action.
I'm excited to continue this journey. Join me each day for a new episode built around inspiring impactful action.
Throughout the next two weeks, I'll be sharing each of the 10 scrolls from Og Mandino's book The Greatest Salesman in the World.
For a full list of resources, check out JacobEspinoza.com