The Prepare For Awesome Podcast

The Prepare For Awesome Podcast

By Vic Williams
The Prepare for Awesome Podcast - Where we educate, inspire, motivate and empower you to strive higher, push further, give more, do more, be more as you become all you possibly can be.
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PFA021: #2 in the 11 most common rules to be awesome everyday is to raise your standards
The #2 in the 11 most common rules to be awesome every day is to raise your standards. Have you ever wondered what separates high achievers from everyone else? What separates the extraordinary from the ordinary? If you asked 100 people, you are likely to get 100 different answers. And their answers will range anywhere from self-belief and wearing the exact same style of clothing every day to living with a sense of urgency and being lucky. Often when answering the question about what separates ordinary from extraordinary, you will hear someone invariably suggest the catchphrase, 'giving a little extra' or 'doing a little extra' with an emphasis on the word extra. But there must be more to what separates high-achievers or extra-ordinary achievers from everyone else. Think of this. If you are into sport and say you are a soccer fan. What separates players like Lionel Messi or Christiano Ronaldo? Or what separates quarterbacks like Tom Brady, Payton Manning or more recently Aaron Rodgers from the rest of the quarterbacks in the NLF? Equally, you could ask what separates Serena Williams, Steffi Graf or Martina Hingis from the other women's tennis players? Do they have more talent? Is it that they are more naturally gifted? Are they bigger or stronger or more skillful? In some cases yes and in many cases no. Some of these people are bigger and stronger and some of them have a little more natural talent then their fellow competitors, but I don't think that really is the answer. In all honesty, when you consider the very best high achievers in golf, cricket, rugby, football, tennis or soccer, the high achievers in law, accounting or engineering and in almost every field, it is not because they are stronger, smarter or more naturally gifted. It is not because they have been to the best schools, come from the best families or even have the most money. What I have noticed is that there is one overriding thing which separates the high achievers from everyone else and that is a constant drive to set and meet a high set of personal standards. You know, those expectations you have of yourself. The benchmark you set for yourself. Personal standards. Episode 018 Show Notes: http://vicwilliams.net/2-in-the-11-most-common-rules-to-be-awesome-everyday-is-to-raise-your-standards/ #PrepareForAwesome #PersonalStandards #Mindset #Change #PersonalDevelopment #Motivation #WhatInspiresMe
26:45
November 9, 2018
PFA020: INTERVIEW WITH MARK GODFREY AND CLARE STIRLING
In this episode I am talking with Clare Stirling of Made With Maturity, a Plymouth based web design and digital marketing agency, and Mark Godfrey, the award winning wedding and events hotel in Devon. I am talking with them about business, motivation and the reason why they do what they do. We also talk about an amazing networking group which Clare runs with her husband, Ben called the Cream Tea Club and Deer Parks involvement with the group's November addition. The Cream Tea Club is based around the Plymouth area, but does 1 out of area event a year. And this year it's at Deer Park. This show is not in anyway financially benefiting from this mention or discussion, but I have stayed at the hotel and it is amazing. It's a really fantastic venue, they have great food, stunning gardens and really all you need for a wedding and events venue. I have also seen the quality of work that Ben and Clare produce and it is the highest quality. Its innovative and you can see the level of care they take to make the websites they build extraordinary. Below are the links to Made With Maturity, Deer Park and The Cream Tea Club. https://www.creamteaclub.co.uk/business-networking-events/ https://www.madewithmaturity.com/ https://www.deerpark.co.uk/ Episode 020 Show Notes: http://vicwilliams.net/interview-with-mark-godfrey-and-clare-stirling/ #LinkedInLocal #PrepareForAwesome
40:00
October 18, 2018
PFA 019: #1 in the 11 most common rules to be awesome every day is change begins with your mindset
The #1 rule in the 11 most common rules to be awesome every day is that change begins with your mindset and that is what we will be talking about in today's episode of the Prepare For Awesome podcast. Mindset is a mental attitude which determines how you interpret and respond to situations you encounter. It is the preconceived ideas you have for the potential outcome in any given situation or set of actions. So, for example, if the government increase the tax rate on business, some people will see it as a disaster, while other people will see it as an opportunity to operate leaner and meaner. These differing viewpoints are due to conditioning and preconceptions, and that is due to a mindset. Another definition of mindset is a lens or frame through which the mind orientates us toward a particular set of circumstance, associations and expectations. You may have heard people say this person has a positive mindset or that person has a negative mindset. If you look at the results of their actions and the effect they have on those around them, you see a clear correlation to their way of thinking or mindset and the outcomes they achieve. Over the past 30 years or so a huge amount of research has been done regarding mindset, the mind, thoughts, etc with Professor Carol Dweck at the forefront of some of that research. Much of the research shows that generally in terms of ability, skill, product, service, etc, there is often very little difference between one entrepreneur, business person and another. The big differentiation between the massively successful entrepreneur and those who are not, between the great employee and the not so great employee, is mindset. The attitude toward everything which determines actions and results. Episode 018 Show Notes: http://vicwilliams.net/number-1-in-the-11-most-common-rules-to-be-awesome-every-day-is-change-begins-with-your-mindset/ #PrepareForAwesome #Mindset #Change #PersonalDevelopment
27:40
October 11, 2018
PFA018: The 11 most common rules I have found awesome people follow and how you to can be awesome!
On today's show, we will be talking about the 11 most important rules to be awesome everyday. I think we all need a bit of awesome from ourselves and from other people everyday, so this overview of these 11 things should get you going. I will be going into more detail on these 11 rules over the next few episodes of the Prepare For Awesome podcast. However, Awesomeness doesn't just happen. Awesomeness takes preparation, adaptation, work, energy and effort. What I am really saying is that if you want to be excellent in your work or business, remarkable in your relationships, impressive in your results, exciting in your life, that is, if you want to be AWESOME, you need to be continually and daily working on yourself. Daily working to develop better skills, better habits, better methods of doing stuff. Episode 018 Show Notes: http://vicwilliams.net/the-11-most-common-rules-i-have-found-awesome-people-follow-and-how-you-to-can-be-awesome/ #PrepareForAwesome #Mindset #PersonalDevelopm
20:33
October 4, 2018
PFA017: INTERVIEW WITH STEPHEN LIGHT
On today's show, I have an interview with Stephen Light. Stephen is a leadership expert, executive coach and team relationship coach. This is an interview I really enjoyed doing and we could have spoken for hours. I will put all of the links to Stephen's website details and LinkedIn page in the show notes so if you want to connect with him you can do that. Episode 017 Show notes: http://vicwilliams.net/interview-with-stephen-light/ #PrepareForAwesome #Leadership #StephenLight #Motivation #Neuroscience
28:32
September 20, 2018
PFA016: It starts with a choice and is powered by the choices you make everyday
On today's show, we will be talking about choices and how they impact on your future. Without becoming overly detailed, most people have a fair grasp of the concept of financial interest and how is works over time. What a lot of people don't know is there are 2 basic type of interest. Compound interest and simple interest. Now you may be asking yourself what does simple or compound interest has to do with personal development, choices and your future? As it turns out, a huge amount actually. You see, the choices you make in life have a compounding effect over time. Whether you make good or bad choices, the effects are never in a simple linear form. They are always compounded over time, which means their effect is much greater than you first may assume or think. Episode 016 Show Notes: http://vicwilliams.net/it-starts-with-a-choice-and-is-powered-by-the-ongoing-choices-you-make-everyday/ #PrepareForAwesome #Change #Choice #CompoundInterest
16:46
September 13, 2018
PFA 015: ITS NEVER TO LATE TO CHANGE
One of the most widely held myths is that you can't teach an old dog new tricks. The idea is that as you get older, you become more set in your ways, habits, thoughts, etc and you become too old to learn new skills or to change and become better today than you were yesterday. I have heard it so often in business and in life in general that it almost makes me ill just hearing it. You see the fact is, it is never to late to change. You are never to old to learn something new and become the best you could possibility become. Novelist and poet, Mary Anne Evans aka George Eliot, said, 'Its never too late to be what you might have been.' Episode 015 Show notes: http://vicwilliams.net/its-never-to-late-to-change/ #PrepareForAwesome #Change #SelfHelp #Success #PersonalDevelopment #Motivation #Life #Podcast #PersonalGrowth
14:33
August 30, 2018
PFA014: BE GRATEFUL AND RECOGNISE YOUR VALUE
It was Roman philosopher and statesman Cicero who said, 'Gratitude is not the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.' So what does it mean to be grateful? And what are the benefits to you and me of showing gratitude? Fortunately, being grateful or showing gratitude is not that bizarre notion that everything is perfect and there are no problems with you, your life or your day. Being grateful or living a life of gratitude is rather about choosing to focus on the things around you which you appreciate rather than moaning and complaining about all the things which you don't appreciate. Episode 014 Show notes: http://vicwilliams.net/be-grateful-and-recognise-your-value/ #PrepareForAwesome #Motivation #Happiness #PersonalDevelopment #Grateful #GratefulLiving #Gratitude
19:42
August 24, 2018
PFA013: INTERVIEW WITH ANNA MCAFEE (PART 2)
On today's show, we will be talking to Anna McAfee. This is an interview I did with Anna a few weeks ago and it was fairly long, so it is split into 2 parts. This is part 2. If you have not heard part 1, it is available in episode 012. Anna is one of the founders of the #LinkedInLocal movement which has caught on like a wildfire across the world which was first held in June 2017. Her focus in business is on community, she is a working mom with 2 children and is having a global impact. Episode 013 Show notes: http://vicwilliams.net/interview-with-anna-mcafee-part-2/ #LinkedInLocal #LinkedInLocalExeter #HomeBusiness #Motivation
18:16
August 16, 2018
PFA012: INTERVIEW WITH ANNA MCAFEE (PART 1)
On today's show, we will be talking to Anna McAfee. This is an interview I did with Anna a few weeks ago and it was fairly long, so it is split into 2 parts. The second part will be in episode 013. Anna is one of the founders of the #LinkedInLocal movement which has caught on like a wildfire across the world which was first held in June 2017. Her focus in business is on community, she is a working mom with 2 children and is having a global impact. Epiosde 012 Show notes: http://vicwilliams.net/interview-with-anna-mcafee-part-1/ #LinkedInLocal #LinkedInLocalExeter #HomeBusiness #Motivation
27:03
August 13, 2018
PFA011: BECOME HUNGRY FOR A FULL LIFE WELL LIVED
On today’s show, we will be talking about becoming hungry for a full life, well lived. When I was growing up, and I know most of you can relate to this, I remember so many occasion when my father or mother would say no to something I wanted in a shop or somewhere I wanted to go, or whatever it was they were saying no to at the time. I am sure you can probably remember many such occasions from your childhood. And I remember on many of those occasions thinking, ‘I can’t wait until I am 16 and can leave home and then I can make my own decisions.’ Or ‘I can’t wait until mom gets home. She will say yes.’ Or ‘I can’t wait to have my own money, then I can buy anything I want.’ Episode 011 Show Notes: http://vicwilliams.net/become-hungry-for-a-full-life-well-lived/ #PrepareForAwesome #SelfBelief #NelsonMandela #LiveAFullLifePrepareForAwesome
15:36
August 4, 2018
PFA010: Face your problems head on and never turn your back on them
I read a quote from an unknown source recently. It said, 'Face your problems head on and never turn your back on them. Because it isn't your problems that define you, but how you react to them and recover from them that defines you and makes you who you will become.' That is powerful stuff if you get it. You see we all face challenges and have problems. We can't go through life without them. They are there just as much as oxygen is there. It just is and so are they! Someone once said problems are like weeds. They grow whether you want them to or not. However, what we find is so many people run from their problems not realising those problems will always follow them. And as a result, never stop running. They run from people they don't like or people who don't like them. They run from bad memories or places which bring back memories. Episode 010 Show notes: http://vicwilliams.net/face-your-problems-head-on-and-never-turn-you #PrepareForAwesome #Challenges #SelfBelief
17:06
August 1, 2018
PFA009: NEVER LOOK BACK AT YOUR PAST IN REGRET AS YOUR FUTURE DOES NOT LIVE THERE
So you and your past! What does it have to do with your future? Does it influence who you are today? What impact does it have on who you will become tomorrow? Let me begin this discussion with the following: You are responsible for your life, your thoughts, your feelings, your actions and for the results you get in your life and in your business. You have the ability to stop and change anything you have control over and are responsibility for. So if for example, you are unhappy with your thoughts, you have the ability to stop the way in which you are thinking and change it to be what you want it to be. From today, you can think the thoughts which will make you a better person, a more successful person, a strong person. This is within your control. Episode 009 Show notes: http://vicwilliams.net/never-look-back-at-your-past-with-regrets-as-your-future-does-not-live-there/ #NoRegrets #Regret #PrepareForAwesome #Influence #Responsibility #Inspire #Motivate #Goals #Dreams
20:50
July 13, 2018
PFA 008 - INTERVIEW WITH MACK STORY
On today's show, we have our second special guest, Mack Story. This is an interview which was recorded a few weeks ago and we had a great time. I don't think I laughed so much in a long time. Mack and his wife Ria live in Atlanta Georgia. He is the author of 11 books and leadership speaker and trainer. His business, Blue Collar Leadership is focused on training leaders in a blue collar environment and he uses his 24 years experience in manufacturing to relate to leaders in that space. PFA 008 Show Notes: http://vicwilliams.net/interview-with-mack-story/ #SelfBelief #MackStory #BlueCollarLeadership #Interview #Leadership #Leading #Motivation
34:31
July 11, 2018
PFA 007 - YOU ARE UNIQUE AND TALENTED
On today's show, we will be talking about you and how unique you are. We will be looking at how that uniqueness impacts you and the world around you. So we have all heard that no one has the same finger prints as anyone else on the planet and that each of us has a completely unique DNA sequence. On its own, these are huge points indicting your individual uniqueness in the world. Just think of it. In May 2018, it is estimated there are 7.6 billion people currently living on this planet and not one of them has the same finger prints as you! That is astonishing! Oh and that includes identical twins. Episode 007 Show Notes: http://vicwilliams.net/you-are-unique-and-talented/ #Uniqueness #UniquelyYou #Fingerprints #DNA #Talent #PrepareForAwesome #Philosophy
14:05
July 4, 2018
PFA006: BELIEVE IN YOURSELF AND IN YOUR DREAMS
In this episode we will be talking about self-belief and your dreams. In both a personal and professional capacity, I believe a lack of self-belief is one of the greatest tragedies today. Author Myles Munroe said, 'The wealthiest place in the world is not the gold mines of South America or the oil fields of Iraq or Iran. They are not the diamond mines of South Africa or the banks of the world. The wealthiest place on the planet is just down the road. It is the cemetery. There lie buried companies that were never started, inventions that were never made, bestselling books that were never written, and masterpieces that were never painted. In the cemetery is buried the greatest treasure of untapped potential.' Episode 006 Show Notes: http://vicwilliams.net/believe-in-yourself-and-you-dreams/ #SelfBelief #Believe #MylesMunroe #NelsonMandela #SteveJobs #BillGates #MartinLutherKing #Goals #Dreams
20:51
July 3, 2018
PFA005: YOU ARE GOOD ENOUGH!
The time has come for you to recognise that you are good enough. Its time move away from self-doubt. You already have all the superpowers you need to be the best you can be. When I recorded the first episode of the Prepare For Awesome show, it took about 15 attempts to get it right after procrastinating for weeks and using every excuse under the sun. Because I felt I was not good enough nor was the show I was trying to put together. But then I realised that those were the thoughts and feeling which were preventing me from getting where I want to get to. And suddenly, it was like I awoke from a dream. What I am encouraging you to do, is to wake up and realise that you are good enough to be the best you possibly can be. #PrepareForAwesome #YouAreGoodEnough #SelfBelief PFA 005 Shownotes: http://vicwilliams.net/you-are-good-enough/
23:08
June 25, 2018
PFA 004: Interview with Evan Carmichael
On today's show, I have a very special guest, Evan Carmichael. Evan lives in Toronto Canada, speaks to audiences around the world and has built a great audience around the world through his YouTube channel, which now has over 1.3 million subscribers and is the biggest channel for entrepreneurs, as well as his consistent interaction on LinkedIn, Twitter and other social media channels. He is ranked as one of the top 25 social media keynote speakers and a top 100 leadership speaker by Inc magazine. Gary Vaynerchuk said of Evan, "Evan consumes so much content and then knows how to DJ it to inspire people." He is an author, angel investor, salsa dancer and seriously all round nice guy. Show notes: http://vicwilliams.net/interview-with-evan-carmichael/ #Believe #Inspiration #PrepareForAwesome
37:06
June 18, 2018
PFA 003: No one can make you feel inferior without your consent
'No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.' This quote is often ascribed to Eleanor Roosevelt, but was she right? Whether it was the late President of the United State's, Franklin D Roosevelt's wife who made this comment or not does not really matter. The question is not about the veracity of the quote, but rather about the validity of the quote. That is do you believe it is true? Show Notes: http://vicwilliams.net/no-one-can-make-you-feel-inferior-without-your-consent/ #FDR #FranklinDRoosevelt #Motivation # Success #Ambition
25:57
June 18, 2018
PFA002: IF YOU ARE UNHAPPY, THEN GET UP AND DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT
In this episode, we will be talking about happiness and what you can do if you are unhappy. I will share the 3 factors which influence happiness and the 5 things you can do from today to make you a happier person. For the show notes and links, please click on this link: http://vicwilliams.net/if-you-are-unhappy-then-get-up-and-do-something-about-it/ #Motivation #Success #Empower #PersonalGrowth
30:50
June 12, 2018
PFA001: ARE YOU LIVING BY DEFAULT OR INTENTIONALLY
In this episode, I will be talking with you about default verses intentional living. I will also give you an outline of what the show will cover going forward, what the philosophy is which drives this show and some of the outcomes I would like to see from the show. You can find the show notes by following this link: http://vicwilliams.net/are-you-living-by-default-or-intentionally/ #Motivation #Inspiration #PrepareForAwesome #Success #Attitude
21:06
June 11, 2018
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