Appearance on The Business Mastermind Podcast

My interview on the Business Mastermind Podcast with Gavin is now live.

We discussed the best and most actionable ways in which you can get increase your productivity, ramp up your profits and build a greater sense of purpose in your business.

Please give it a listen. If you enjoy the episode, please share it with your friends, family, colleagues, and clients.

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Key Takeaways

We all have days where everything seems to work in harmony. This is the state of flow. Being in flow is being aware that our mind plays a huge part in determining our outlook and mindset, and that it allows us to be more open to this state.

We should seek to encourage a daily practice around the four B’s:

  • Body – eating well and exercise
  • Being – soul, connection and inner self through meditation or prayer
  • Bonds – your relationships with family, friends, or acquaintances
  • Business – working on the business and in the business

Many prioritise business over everything else, but if your body, being and bonds are not in harmony, then it’ll be difficult keep any kind of flow in your business life for any length of time.

Our clients deserve to get the best from us. We cannot possibly give our best if we are not treating ourselves as the most important client of all.

Best Moments

‘I’m here to encourage people to do more searching and defining in business and in life’

‘Ego is when you are Edging Good Out’

‘We are co-creators with the universe’

‘Anything you can track and measure, you can improve upon’

About Gavin Preston

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline.

Check out more Gavin’s podcasts here.

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.

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.

Find more episodes of The Growth Zone here

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