Archives for October 2020

Appearance on School For Startups Radio

Earlier this month I made my second appearance on School For Startups Radio where we talked about a whole host of topics useful for entrepreneurs.

I appeared on this show about four years ago and it was great to return and talk about new topics. My interview is the first half of the show and. Tim Ringo is interviewed in the second half.

Listen to the Podcast Here:

Show Notes

Spirituality to me in business means how can you make more of a
difference and more of an impact in a deeper way.

– Steve Rodgers
  • 4:30 – IGI and ego: the origin of IGI.
  • 6:00 – How do we Invite Good In? Be aware that we have a choice, have a plan and take action.
  • 6:45 – What is a business and life plan? Having a P&L and balance sheet for life. 4 B’s: Body, Being, Bonds, & Business.
  • 8:40 – Planning for the future. 1 year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, 20 years.
  • 10:00 – How do we handle spontaneity as entrepreneurs?
  • 12:20 – Mitchell Levy, publisher of The IGI Principles, and his AHA books.
  • 13:50 – Why does gratitude matter?
  • 15:00 – Steve’s experiences with Warren Buffett.
  • 20:50 – What is a daily inventory? How Steve tracks his 4 B’s.
  • 24:00 – About Steve’s spiritual beliefs. Steve considers himself “a spiritual mutt”.
  • 26:00 – Why is it important for business leaders to have a spiritual consciousness?
  • 28:00 – Spiritual Intelligence in business to bring in purpose and meaning.
  • 29:10 – Where to find Steve online.
  • 30:00 – The state of the real-estate market right now.

About School For Startups Radio

Join host Jim Beach every day at 2:00 pm est on amfm247 radio as he interviews entrepreneurs and great authors that can help you grow your business, or start one.

You can find more of my podcast appearances on the Media section of the site.

The Energetics of Voting

What is the connection between voting and energy?

And to what extent does our single vote impact our world?

Things are heating up as we approach this highly polarizing U.S. election. Many are and will be voting for their candidate of choice, while a significant portion of the public doesn’t vote at all. Unfortunately, in this political system that is often less than fair and transparent, we may feel like our voice and our vote doesn’t matter.

However, it is important that we keep in mind that the universe is always receiving our energetic “vote” and giving us back the reality we are choosing with our thoughts, beliefs, and actions.

While I highly encourage everyone to vote in elections, the physical act of going to the ballot box and checking the box next to a certain person’s name may actually be the least powerful method of voting at our disposal. 

Voting is one way that we can express our convictions and values, but there are also many other ways.  You could even say that every moment of every day we are “voting” as to who we are and what world we choose to live in by where we put our energy.

However you vote, be sure to do with full consciousness of what exactly you are putting your energy and consent behind.

I am honored and proud to have the right to vote, and this week I exercised that right.  And yes I am going to trust our US Post office to deliver my choice!

Even more, I trust in a higher power to likewise always deliver my vote exactly where it needs to go. 


#IGI

Appearance on The Growth Zone Podcast on Being A CEO and Entrepreneur

I recently appeared on The Growth Zone hosted by Christian Bartsch.

We talked about the differences between being a high-level Corporate CEO, a small business owner, and a serial entrepreneur. We also discuss how company leaders can create more productivity, profit, and purpose in their businesses.

The Growth Zone – Oct 10, 2020

Listen to the Podcast Here

Show Notes

  • Steve’s journey from leaving home at 17 to moving to California and working in the restaurant business, to getting into real estate and then starting his own real estate company.
  • Being a purpose-driven entrepreneur, coach, speaker, and consultant.
  • Being a navy kid and seeing the gigantic ships and airplanes as a child.
  • On necessity being the mother of invention. How businesses are changing and being created.
  • Zoom becoming such a profitable company recently.
  • The fear companies face when they have the opportunity to make a shift.
  • Choosing to make a change rather than being forced into it.
  • Spiritual Intelligence and finding out what life is all about.
  • The hole in the soul that everyone is seeking to fill. It can only be filled by spirituality.
  • The importance of making sure that we are tracking and evaluating our business for intangible qualities such as purpose, happiness, and meaning.
  • How the real estate market right now is actually better than it has been in years.
  • The challenge for commercial business owners with large spaces.
  • The importance of companies being flexible with allowing their employees to work from home.
  • How worldwide telecommunication is changing the way businesses operate.
  • The benefits of being an entrepreneur.
  • Business owners and leaders have a great opportunity right now to do things better for the customer, employee, and the world.
  • Steve’s new book The IGI Principles. Ego and Igi.
  • Steve’s daily mantra: “Are you coming from ego or are you coming from Igi?”
  • How to integrate your spiritual values into your day to day life and especially your work or business.

You can find more of my podcast appearances on the Media section of the site.

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Announcing The E-Zen Masterclass & Webinar Series

To meet the current challenge, I am for the first time offering my complete system of business success and Spiritual Intelligence in my E-Zen Masterclass.

Sign up here to gain access to the live webinar

These times are unlike any ever before in the history of humanity. The events of 2020 and the Coronavirus only rapidly accelerated an already decades-long process of change in the business sphere, in our economies, and in every facet of our lives

Create Your Destiny

This has made it all the more a necessity that you be, as Nassim Taleb calls it, “antifragile”. In other words, that you be captain of your own ship and not rely on anything or anyone external to you such as a company to deposit a paycheck in your account a few times a month.  The fact is, that for many of us, this type of security is no longer available.

In my own life, it was only when I was fired from my prolific CEO position that I was, in a way, forced to evolve and set off on my own by starting my own real-estate business. That business was very successful, despite the fact that in 2008 when it was started the U.S. was in the midst of a serious recession and a real-estate crunch. 

While the change and uncertainty of our times may lead to fear, it is precisely in these times that we receive the shocks and promptings that we must create our own destiny rather than waiting for something to happen to us.  

I am sure that we will look back at the years of 2020 and 2021 and see them as the turning point where some individuals went down with the sinking ship of their old beliefs about the world and their soon-to-be-obsolete job, while others saw the changing winds and shifted to a totally new consciousness as it relates to their business and professional work as well as their personal life and state of consciousness.

A Proven System For Business and Life Success

I have previously offered face-to-face coaching and consulting sessions to help entrepreneurs and executives take their business to the next level – but with the changing times due to COVID-19, I am now pivoting to hosting webinars and creating an online course to share my total life and business system with others.

This is the perfect time for you to pivot to a totally new strategy in your life and business. To turn that idea you’ve been thinking about into a tangible side-hustle, to radically re-think how your organization operates, or even to set off in a totally new direction altogether as an entrepreneur bringing your unique gift to the world.  And to do this while simultaneously transforming your mental, emotional, and spiritual approach to your life’s journey. 

The E-Zen Masterclass

Therefore, I am very excited to announce the unveiling of my E-Zen Masterclass and introductory webinar series. 

Starting Thursday, October 15th I will be holding a series of totally free webinar presentations to provide you with actionable tips and proven strategies gathered from my own experiences overcoming adversity while leading billion-dollar companies and creating my own companies. 

This presentation is packed with value including a brief story of my journey from barely finishing high-school to leading a Warren Buffett company. I’ll give you an introduction to my Lead To Gold Formula and the 3 P’s of Productivity, Profits, and Purpose that can revolutionize your level of success. It will also contain new insights from my brand new book The IGI Principles and the 7 essential pillars of both professional and personal flourishing.  There will also be time for questions and answers where I can personally address your biggest sticking points and challenges. 

Learn the Keys to Both Business and Spirituality & How they are Both Integral
to your Fulfillment and Success

Keys to Business Success

You will take an in-depth dive into my Lead To Gold Formula designed to help you transition, transform, and evolve to your highest good in business and in life.

Spiritual Intelligence

Through exploring the 7 IGI Principles from my newest book, we will cover the essential building blocks to living a life aligned with your deepest purpose. 

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See you there!