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.

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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.

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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!

A Purpose-Driven Life: Steve Rodgers on The Mark Struczewski Podcast

Last week I was interviewed on The Mark Struczewski Podcast where we had a lively talk that focused on my time with Warren Buffett, being purpose-driven, the importance of goal setting, and how it is imperative that we take time to disconnect.

Mark and I also talk about boldness, life as a game of Whack-A-Mole, intentionality, having a personal balance sheet, life plan maps, why you’re here, how to embrace quiet, and more.

Show Notes

  • Intro and Steve’s quick bio
  • What was Warren Buffett like? And what makes him special.
  • The importance of reading and how high achievers are prolific readers.
  • Being a Spiritual Business Activist
  • Steve on being purpose-driven
  • Having a business plan AND a life plan
  • The importance of eliminating things you don’t need
  • Steve’s technique for setting goals and seeing them through
  • Discovering your purpose and finding your purpose later in life
  • Taking time to disconnect and be in silence
  • Scheduling time for yourself

Listen on Mark’s Website

Listen on Apple Podcasts

Listen on Spotify

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

I Return to the Vroom Vroom Vreer Podcast & Talk About The IGI Principles

I recently went on Jeff Smith’s podcast for the second time where we talked about a wide range of topics, including how we all have our personal “COVID” moments in our own lives.

Steve Rodgers Returns – IGI Principles: Invite God In – Vroom Vroom Veer – 8/17/2020

Show Notes

  • Steve’s spiritual practice runs all day! Starts and ends with mediation and connecting with the breath
  • Body, being, bonds, and Business the four B’s on Steve’s scorecard
  • Inspired by Wayne Dyer and Deepak Chopra; loved the idea of the ego meaning E.G.O being Edge God Out
  • Turned that around with I.G.I invite Good (God) in; which became his new book
  • Talked about “Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black man” a new show on YouTube; I got the football player’s name wrong…sorry it’s Emmanuel Acho, not Emmanuel Sanders
  • Steve and I agree as a white guy it is definitely uncomfortable talking about race with anybody but it really needs to happen
  • We also talked about the movie “13th” on Netflix which suggests that racism is baked into our government at some very deep levels

Links to Material Mentioned in the Show

Unconformable Conversations with a Black Man

13th (Film)

My first Episode on Vroom Vroom Vreer

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

Using The Power of Transitions To Your Advantage: Steve Rodgers on Quit Bleeping Around Podcast

I recently appeared on the Quit Bleeping Around Podcast and talked about using the power of transitions to your advantage.

Quit Bleeping Around is hosted by the awesome super-achiever, author, and former FBI violent crime analyst and senior manager Christina Eanes.

Quit Bleeping Around 252: Using the Power of Transitions to Your Advantage – September 2, 2020

On this episode, I talk about Spiritual Intelligence and how to use it to make transitions, whether chosen or not, work to your advantage

Show Notes

  • The Reader’s Digest version of my biography
  • Brick upside the head moments
  • Ask yourself every day: “What am I doing today to evolve?”
  • I explain what Spiritual Intelligence is
  • How Spiritual Intelligence relates to business
  • Everyone is seeking something more – but when they attain success it doesn’t ultimately fulfill them
  • About my new book “The IGI Principles”
  • Wayne Dyer – Ego is “Edging God Out”

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

For more info about Christina:, You can also follow Christina on Twitter @christinaeanes

The IGI Principles: Amazon #1 Bestseller

On Friday I released my latest book, The IGI Principles, and with your help it quickly rose to  be an Amazon #1 Bestseller in multiple categories.

  • #1 in Business Motivation & Self-Improvement (Kindle Store)
  • #1 Best Seller Motivation Business Management
  • #3 Personal Success in Business
  • #1 Best Seller in Business Motivation & Self Improvement

The book also scored on some international charts, such as:

  • #1 Canada
  • #3 Australia
  • #5 Mexico

A Practice of IGI

For the launch, I worked all day and stayed up all night to help give birth to IGI and welcome it into the world.

We were hoping to hit #1, and late on the night of the release, found us stuck at #2. It wasn’t looking like we were going to reach that particular milestone  I followed my own books advice and surrendered, Invited God In, and accepted that it didn’t matter ifwe got the #1 spot as I was happy with the book and its impact regardless.  However, right around midnight I checked once more before going to bed and saw that we had done it!  #1 in multiple categories. 

Gratitude To All

Today, I am so, so very happy, excited, honored, exhausted, humbled, amazed, fulfilled, beat, thankful, inspired, in-flow, overwhelmed, engaged, tired, and at peace and feeling in the state of Grace.

From the bottom of my heart, thank all of you who helped me along the way in getting this book created, prepared, marketed, endorsed launched, and now birthed out to the world!

To any and all my friends past and present as well as clients and associates who helped me in downloading and or buying books you helped me in this very successful launch day!! You all wowed me and I am so appreciative and honored!

I knew I was meant to write and launch this book many years ago. God had tapped my shoulder one too many times, but fear, ego, timing, doubt, and procrastination kept me from doing it sooner.

I am no longer in those mindsets and am feeling in more of a co-creation space with the universe and what I call God – simply defined as”the sum of all that is.”

That allows me to have a deep and broad understanding of the power of how vast, deep, and wide God is in our life’s creation and experience.

There is nothing that is not made of the energy of the sum of all that is, thus ……God.

So, I express my thanks and my gratitude to all who have helped, supported, guided, and propelled me on this journey and milestone! I offer my deepest and most soulful expression of thanks!!

And I simply say may God bless you, may you channel your own IGI more and more, and may we all work together to create a more peaceful, accepting unified and loving world!!

Let the journey begin and the power of #IGI take its natural organic powerful course to help flow and do more good in the world through all who allow it to flow!!

Testimonial From Marshall Goldsmith

The book is still in its opening week promotion where you can get the Kindle version for just 99 cents.

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Worldwide Press For The IGI Principles

The book has gotten some traction in the press.  Here is one article on Yahoo Finance Global about the book.

Also, it has hit Market Watch, Associated Press, IBT- International Business Times, CBS Broadcast Media, and more.
Read the Yahoo Finance Article Here

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