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#1 Podcast on how to get things done.  Learn from Peak Performers in all areas of life and Business.  Do you know what to do but can’t figure out why you are not executing what you already know?   If so, this Podcast will give you the tools, strategies, and psychology to not only break through the choke point but to truly become a Peak Performer.  

Thor will be sharing his tools and strategies as well as interviewing inspiring Peak Performers that are Entrepreneur’s, Professional Athletes, Business leaders, Military, Technology guru’s, Health and Fitness masters, Relationships Experts as well as Music & Entertainment superstars.  

Mission and Purpose – To engage, educate, entertain and inspire listeners to excel in any area of life by mastering the science of execution and Peak Performance.  You will learn the necessary roadmap, strategies, tools, and psychology to win this game.

Adapt or Die l Steven Blue l Episode #602

Steven L. Blue is in the business of transforming failing and fading companies into global powerhouses. With 40 years of leadership experience, Steve is a proponent of changing the thinking, culture and product lines of established companies to help them survive andthrive in the New Economy. However, he cautions that a combination of planning, appropriate timing and knowledgeable action are essential to ensure a successful transformation. And it is not without risk.

The advent of high-tech products, services, and processes have wrought a major shift in communication and in how we conduct commerce. Steve’s focus on helping companies and organizations adapt to change in the New Economy is a major challenge. It is a Metamorphosis.

Blue implements this change using Innovational Potential®, a carefully planned concept for igniting business transformation. His success, as evidenced by his testimonials, is proof of his expertise.

Entertaining, engaging and eye-opening, Steve can discuss with you:

A CEO With the Midas Touch: An inside look at how he has tripled the size of every company he has run and transformed rust-belt companies into high technology leaders His “Transform, Ignite, & Disrupt” Process: what it is, how long it takes, and what payoffs CEOs can expect Is not transforming your rust-belt company a death knell for your business? The first step you need to take when you decide to transform your company to high-tech The number one reason most companies fail when they try to make such a transition Tips to communicate your rust-belt to high tech plan to shareholders, the Board, and employees Examples of companies that have succeeded and failed at this type of transformation and what we can learn from them

For more information on Steve Blue, I invite you to visit, www.stevenlblue.com

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#1 Podcast on how to get things done.  Learn from Peak Performers in all areas of life and Business.  Do you know what to do but can’t figure out why you are not executing what you already know?   If so, this Podcast will give you the tools, strategies and psychology to not only break through the choke point but to truly become a Peak Performer.  

 

Thor will be sharing his tools and strategies as well as interviewing inspiring Peak Performers that are Entrepreneur’s, Professional Athletes, Business leaders, Military, Technology guru’s, Health and Fitness masters, Relationships Experts as well as Music & Entertainment superstars.  

 

Mission and Purpose – To engage, educate, entertain and inspire listeners to excel in any area of life through mastering the science of execution and Peak Performance.  You will learn the necessary road map, strategies, tools and psychology to win this game.

Bursting Bubbles (#157)

I graduated college right in the middle of the internet bubble. This was a time when internet start-ups paid people to work in their offices to look bigger to impress venture capitalists and the Aeron chair was a symbol of success.

I recall numerous public companies adding “.com” to their name or spinning off their .com divisions. The announcement of this act alone would elevate their stock 50%-100% overnight.

Many warned that this internet boom was not sustainable, but I was one of those starry-eyed believers who told everyone it was different this time; the internet was a new paradigm and prices would only keep going up. When it all came crashing down, it cost me my job and a significant portion of my savings, which I’d invested in the .com segment.

This was a painful lesson, but one I was determined to learn from. So, I started studying bubbles and read about such events as the famous Dutch tulip mania in the 1600s. At the height of the tulip craze, single tulip bulbs sold for as much as a house in Holland before the market eventually crashed, causing significant financial loss, especially for those who had gotten in at the end.

History shows that the most money is typically made right before a bubble peaks. Seduced by stories of overnight riches, many holdouts and novice investors pour in right before the inevitable collapse.

This historical knowledge, along with my own personal experiences led me to write and publish an article predicting the imminent crash in the price of Bitcoin exactly one year ago today. Since then, Bitcoin is down almost 70%, an unsurprising reality based on historical precedent. Bubbles tend to follow a familiar formula: Greed + FOMO + Debt = a bubble about to burst.

  • Greed: Many bitcoin companies were launching “ICOs” or Initial Coin Offerings. These ICOs served the purpose of lining the business owners’ pockets but provided little, if any, real value to buyers. They were essentially selling vaporware.
  • FOMO: Bitcoin mania had reached watercooler status. I was hearing about Bitcoin from friends, colleagues, even Uber drivers. When ordinary people start to invest based on nothing more than speculation or fear of missing out (FOMO), it’s historically been a telltale sign of a bubble.
  • Debt: The final stage of a bubble happens when individuals and companies start borrowing money to feed their greed and FOMO; a sure sign of the peak.

Although each of these factors were present with Bitcoin, it was an action taken by a beverage company that compelled me to write the article. Long Island Iced Tea had just seen its stock rise over 279% after announcing it was changing its business model and name to Long Blockchain. (Blockchain is the underlying technology that powers Bitcoin.)

Alas, there it was again; the ridiculous name change. How is Long Blockchain doing today? The stock is down over 90% and management is the subject of several lawsuits about market manipulation.

In his recent bestseller, Principles: Life and Work, hedge fund guru and billionaire, Ray Dalio, writes that one of the core principles behind his firm’s success is studying past behavior and then applying those learnings to current market conditions. Dalio and his team follow this process because they know from great experience that patterns tend to repeat themselves, especially when human behavior is involved.

The tulip craze wasn’t the end of flowers, the bursting of the internet bubble wasn’t the end of the internet and the Bitcoin crash won’t be the end of blockchain or cryptocurrency. It’s just the end of the irrational exuberance phase.

There will always be those looking to make a quick buck from a hot trend or speculation.  However, for those who want to create a business or product that offers true long-term value and is “bubble-proof,” the focus must be on creating real value for customers over the long term.

That’s a formula that historically works every time.

Quote of The Week

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

 

George Santayana

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Keep the Momentum Going | Thor Conklin | Episode #601

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#1 Podcast on how to get things done.  Learn from Peak Performers in all areas of life and Business.  Do you know what to do but can’t figure out why you are not executing what you already know?   If so, this Podcast will give you the tools, strategies, and psychology to not only break through the choke point but to truly become a Peak Performer.  

Thor will be sharing his tools and strategies as well as interviewing inspiring Peak Performers that are Entrepreneur’s, Professional Athletes, Business leaders, Military, Technology guru’s, Health and Fitness masters, Relationships Experts as well as Music & Entertainment superstars.  

Mission and Purpose – To engage, educate, entertain and inspire listeners to excel in any area of life by mastering the science of execution and Peak Performance.  You will learn the necessary roadmap, strategies, tools, and psychology to win this game.

Great Eight (#156)

The end of the year is often a good time to reflect on and reiterate what’s important. I thought I would cap off 2018 by highlighting the top eight posts from this past year along with a quick summary of each. In my own review of these posts, I was reminded of just how relevant these topics and messages are as we head into 2019.

  1. Stop Doing List (Jan 18th)
    The first few weeks of the year are focused on goal creation and to-do lists for the developing year. While those are certainly important, what you really need is a “stop doing” list.

  2. With Gratitude (March 8th)
    The next time you stay in a hotel, this small act of gratitude has the power to change someone’s life in ways you could not imagine. 

  3. Early Riser (July 28th) 
    How three near-death experiences led Hal Elrod to discover a powerful morning routine that has changed his life and the lives of over 500,000 members of his “miracle morning” community (me included).

  4.  Respectful Disagreement (Sept 13th)  
    The best leaders triangulate their view with believable people who are willing to disagree and challenge their closely-held assumptions and beliefs.

  5. World Class (Sept 20th)
    A story of how doing the little things (such as making world-class photo copies) led to the opportunity of a lifetime and launched the career of a top U.S. venture capitalist.

  6. Prism & Laser (February 1st)
    Understanding the fundamental difference between a prism and a laser can predict success in life and business.

  7. Raising Values (April 5th)
    The key lesson from a study of non-Jews who risked their lives to save Jews during the Holocaust and how it led back to how they were parented.

  8. Gaining Perspective ( May 3rd)
    How a trip to Puerto Rico for hurricane relief brought my family out of its comfort zone, taught us many lifelong lessons and demonstrated the value of community.

 

Quote of The Week

“Repetition is the mother of learning, the father of action, which makes it the architect of accomplishment.”

 

Zig Ziglar

 

 

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Did You Hit Your Year-End Goals? | Thor Conklin | Episode #599

How did you do this year? Did you achieve your annual goals?

 

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Peak Performance Nation

  

#1 Podcast on how to get things done.  Learn from Peak Performers in all areas of life and Business.  Do you know what to do but can’t figure out why you are not executing what you already know?   If so, this Podcast will give you the tools, strategies, and psychology to not only break through the choke point but to truly become a Peak Performer.  

Thor will be sharing his tools and strategies as well as interviewing inspiring Peak Performers that are Entrepreneur’s, Professional Athletes, Business leaders, Military, Technology guru’s, Health and Fitness masters, Relationships Experts as well as Music & Entertainment superstars.  

Mission and Purpose – To engage, educate, entertain and inspire listeners to excel in any area of life by mastering the science of execution and Peak Performance.  You will learn the necessary roadmap, strategies, tools, and psychology to win this game.