Stephanie Hosford is the author of Bald, Fat & Crazy: How I Beat Cancer While Pregnant with One Daughter and Adopting Another (Nothing But The Truth, LLC, June 2015).
She holds a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy from Tufts University as well as a black belt in taekwondo. She is also a member of the Speaker’s Bureau for the City of Hope National Medical Center. When not shuttling kids around town in her SUV, she can be found writing, at the gym, or shopping at Trader Joe’s for the items she forgot last time. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and three children.
Please feel free to follow her at stephaniehosford.com.
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Stephanie Hosford has a big decision to make. For her 20-year high school reunion, how should she style her hair? Little does she know, in a few months it won’t matter - she’ll be bald. And huge. What woman wouldn’t go a little crazy?
After receiving a cancer diagnosis and a positive pregnancy test within days of each other, Stephanie, a happily married mother of one and in the midst of an international adoption, is suddenly fighting for her life, her children - and her sanity.
Get ready to laugh, cry, gasp, and cheer on the ultimate 9-month roller coaster that takes us everywhere from the treadmill, to infusion rooms, and even across oceans. You will not forget this wild, true and ultimately satisfying story of love, motherhood and finding the inner strength we all hope is there when we need it.
Marie Nadia Vincent, (Nadia) is a Global IT Management Consultant (MBA), a Speaker and Author
To Connect with Nadia
Originally from Haiti
Very goal and research oriented
Loves change and transformation - when done correctly
Stressful burnout is what made Nadia charge forward and publish her book: Overcoming Burnout
In her search for a solution against burnout and stress she came across John Assaraf and Mark Waldman
Learned so much from John Assaraf while consulting with him
He put her in connection with brain science
End Burn Out is a complete self-help program dedicated to help people manage stress and change in their life
Work on Self First/Reaction to Changes
Seek out what is happy in your life/Listen to your inner self
Pills and medication is not the answer to stress and burnout
Improve yourself to improve the world
Paul Heirendt is Director, President and Chief Executive Officer of TradeHarbor, Inc.
Website: http: http://www.paulheirendt.com/
Spent 30 years in medical publishing
Published educational software for the healthcare markets - medical publisher
Paul has been Entrepreneur his entire life
Helping new entrepreneurs start their business is what gets him excited
Under contract to write a new book called The New Entrepreneur’s Field Guide
What are the core things new entrepreneurs need to know?
Entrepreneurs need to find their core team
Entity Formation is essential
Helped produced multi-media products with the The Learning Company - http://www.hmhco.com/at-home/featured-shops/the-learning-company
Delaware C Corp is good for entrepreneurs
Paul teaches a class on value based selling
Always have a value for your product or service
Time is a commodity
Wes Schaeffer, Speaker, Copyrighter, Creator and Owner of The Sales Whisperer®
To Connect with Wes
Served in the Air Force
“Always Have an Elevator Pitch”
Automate work that you constantly do everyday
Always learn and always listen to get better
Speaking is important - People look to you as the expert
Zig Ziglar, one of his early virtual mentors, believed in Be, Do, Have
Wes believes in Do, and then Become, and then you’ll Have
Books - The Definitive Guide to Infusionsoft (self-published), “It Takes More Than a Big Smile” Book of 79 Inspiring Stories, No More Sales Duds
Warren Buffett, Sir Richard Branson, Shark Tank, Marcus Lemonis (The Profit) - They find a need and fill it
Go to eLance (www.elance.com), Odesk (www.odeskjobs.com), Upwork (www.upwork.com)
Find a need and fill it!
Shep Hyken is a customer experience expert and the Chief Amazement Officer of Shepard Presentations.
He is a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author and has been inducted into the National Speakers Association Hall of Fame for lifetime achievement in the speaking profession.
Shep works with companies and organizations who want to build loyal relationships with their customers and employees. He is the author of Moments of Magic®, The Loyal Customer, The Cult of the Customer, The Amazement Revolution, and Amaze Every Customer Every Time. He is also the creator of The Customer Focus™ program, which helps clients develop a customer service culture and loyalty mindset.
Sam Forline is a 25 year old college drop-out turned Entrepreneur
To Connect with Sam
Sam is a former NCAA soccer player who believes age is a mentality (he plays soccer with 8 year olds).
He was always a rebel - if someone told him he couldn’t do it, he did.
He was never the school type academically, but instead wanted to socialize and make friends.
Sam built his characteristic from playing soccer. He learned early on that it takes team work, hard work and hustle to win – to never stop.
His first entrepreneurial business endeavor was a Handyman Service called Blue College Scholars that sought out college students to do lawn and yard work, gutter cleaning, painting, etc…
He has since went on to develop a software company, mobile app development company (Scholar App Studios) and viral marketing (Scholar Era).
His successful companies promote business development and products worldwide.
Sam believes that it does not take special skills or a college education to go out and achieve success. If there is a problem = go out and find the solution = create the bridge to fix it!
Jen's specially is around really helping people overcome their obstacles.
Jen McDonough -the Iron Jen, winning the game of life podcast
Ajay Prasad President at Global Marketing Resources with Shawn Chhabra
Successful entrepreneur and business strategist with nearly three decades of experience. I am the Founder and President of the California-based digital marketing & consulting firm, GMR Web Team as well as the transcription and translation firm, GMR Transcription Services.
As the President of GMR Web Team, I have been successful in helping various small and medium size businesses in maximizing business productivity and unlocking new revenue opportunities since 1996.
I founded GMR Transcription Services in 2004 to fill a void in affordable and accurate transcription and translation services for writers, students, professors and businesses. In the short span of a decade, the company expanded its reach to include government institutions and non-profit organizations and has become a trusted partner to more than 8,8009,000 clients across the globe.
Prior to GMR, I held various senior executive positions, working for Fortune 10 companies and entrepreneurial startups. My functional expertise includes-
1. Marketing Management
2. Business Development
3. Consumer Research
4. Market Analysis
5. Strategic Planning
I have been associated with various business industries, where my skills, knowledge and strategy making played a vital role in meeting the desired goals. A few industries, where my experience counts are-
2. Consumer Electronics
3. GPS-based Navigation Systems
4. Enterprise Software Development
5. Consumer Marketing
Paul Kirch is the CEO of Actus Sales Intelligence with Shawn Chhabra
Paul Kirch is the CEO of Actus Sales Intelligence, a company dedicated to helping its clients sell smarter, by providing tools and services for more revenue generation. Paul is also the host of BOSS Academy Radio, a show catering to business owners and entrepreneurs, where he shares his experiences and expertise, while bringing in guests who share high-value messaging to give support to the listeners. Paul is an experienced sales coach and mentor. During his career, he has learned many powerful lessons, such as the power of giving back. Through volunteerism, Kirch has developed a strong personal brand, has been seen as a trusted advisor and leader. He has served as a leader for various business organizations and has dedicated time to help mentor others to help advance their careers.
Expertise – Sales, Sales Strategy, Entrepreneurial Motivation, Business Success Strategies, Coaching
Cheryl Muir, Certified Life Coach and Leap Management Expert, Interviewed by Shawn Chhabra
In 2009 Immigrated from England to Canada
Challenging for Her to Move
Built up a Public Relations Career
Purpose is to help women who want to leave the corporate world
Believes you have to push through your fear in order to achieve your heart’s desires
In 2014 went on a personal retreat on Vancouver Island to find herself
Started reading a book, Unlimited, by Jillian Michaels - pg. 17 truly enlightened her
Unlimited: A Three-Step Plan for Achieving Your Dreams [Paperback]
Ref. BOOK: Unlimited, by Jillian Michaels
Decided she did not want to be doing the same thing until she was 85
Currently working on her book to publish in the near future
To Connect with Cheryl
Neil Patel - King of Content, Serial Entrepreneur
Top Entrepreneur under the age of 35, With-Shawn Chhabra (Sudershan Chhabra)
Help grows prestigious companies to small companies
From India, born in London, grew up in Orange County, CA
Growing up in not the greatest part of town
Decided he could make more money as an Entrepreneur
Started out marketing - building traffic to websites
Started Advice Monkey (job board), ACS (agency), Crazy Eggs, KISSmetrics
Good quality content is essential
Loves educating and helping people
Has learned so much from mistakes and his journey
Tell entrepreneurs to start as young as possible because you do not have a lot of responsibilities
Continue to learn and absorb as much as possible
Look for his first exciting book coming soon
To Connect with Neil
Joel Boggess is the go-to guy for clarity, confidence and direction. He’s the guy people call when they’re feeling stuck, under-challenged or overwhelmed.
BY: Shawn Shawn (Sudershan Chhabra)
As a syndicated radio host, bestselling author, and life coach, Joel teaches people how to relaunch their lives and start over with confidence.
Originally from San Antonio, Texas, Joel earned his undergraduate degree at Texas Tech University, an MBA from Amberton University, and a Master’s in Counseling.
His latest book, Finding your Voice, hit the #1 spot on Amazon for success, happiness, and in the self esteem categories. And his podcast, ReLaunch, was named by Podcasters’ Paradise as the “Most Inspirational” and “Best Overall” podcast of 2014, and has recently passed the one million listens mark.
Joel and his wife Pei live in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, and have two Golden Retriever, retired therapy dogs, Bubba and Jake.
Michelle Gielan, an Executive Producer of “The Happiness Advantage” with Shawn Achor, Special on PBS and a featured professor in Oprah’s Happiness course.
BY: Shawn Shawn (Sudershan Chhabra)
Michelle Gielan, national CBS News anchor turned positive psychology researcher, is the bestselling author of Broadcasting Happiness. Michelle is the Founder of the Institute for Applied Positive Research and is partnered with Arianna Huffington to study how transformative stories fuel success. She is an Executive Producer of “The
Happiness Advantage” with Shawn Achor, Special on PBS and a featured professor in Oprah’s Happiness course.
Michelle holds a Master of Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, and her research and advice have received attention from
The New York Times, Washington Post, FORBES, CNN, FOX, and Harvard Business Review.
Thinks she was born very optimistic and positive, more so than others
Mid twenties moved to London, slipped into depression/high levels of stress
Newscaster for years at CBS National News
Got tired of telling negative news
Wanted to share negative news to empower
To transform people’s mindset to be positive
Broadcasting Positive Emotion
Showcasing your body language, non-verbal and verbal communication
Focus on Getting Positive First
Support and Empower Others
Did consulting project with Nationwide Brokerage Services/Insurance :
Discovered that positivity and happiness fuel’s the brain
Happiness Research Can Transform Anyone
To Connect with Michelle
Broadcasting Happiness: The Science of Igniting and Sustaining Positive Change
"Michelle Gielan is one of the brightest stars in positive psychology and an eloquent champion for rethinking the way we communicate."
Here is the Link to iTunes
Daniel Hall: Author, Coach, Consultant, Speaker, Lawyer, With Shawn Shawn (Sudershan Chhabra)
Find out why Daniel was unhappy as a Lawyer … drank a lot …
Came to the realization just how unhappy and miserable he was
What id Daniel did after he left Trial Law (Hint: Digital…)
Why Daniel enjoys helping others become successful Entrepreneurs
Does Daniel really believes if everyone can have a successful business
You must arrange your life first and build your business around that
Having a membership site helps you interact with and help others
Believes you should share your solution(s) to help others
Give of yourself, share your knowledge, support one another
Writing a great book cannot only inspire others, but can become your business card
Inspirational Thought: Be Quiet Enough to Hear Your Inner Voice
Take something from this Podcast and use it in your life!
To Connect with Daniel
Here is the Link to iTunes
Kate Erickson – helping entrepreneurs create freedom in their business and life
BY: Shawn Shawn (Sudershan Chhabra)
Kate Erickson is a creator, engager and implementer over at EntrepreneurOnFire, a 7-day a week podcast that interviews today's most inspiring and successful entrepreneurs. She is also the host of Kate's Take: The EntrepreneurOnFire Audio Blog and author of The Fire Path: A Beginner's Guide to Growing Your Online Business. Kate is passionate about helping entrepreneurs create freedom in their business and life through developing systems and processes that can help their business scale and grow.
Grew up in San Diego, CA
Wanted to be a college professor
Was always corporate minded/wanted to climb that “corporate ladder”
Went into banking - did not feel fulfilled
2011 - Left job to start her entrepreneurship career
Kate’s Copy business - to help small business owners to grow an online presence
Find out how many Kate went back to corporate America
Why Kate left her corporate job again in 2013 –
How Kate is able to enjoy her ultimate desired destination in life (Hint: achieve her dream goal of becoming a teacher)
What’s Kate’s favorite personal habit?
Learn about goal setting and the Freedom Journal?
Want to know about the Freedom Journal?
To Connect with Kate
Here is the Link to iTunes
Bestselling Author Bob Burg gives away 5 Laws of Stratospheric Success secrets for growing a business with a win-win for everyone. (Shawn Sudershan Chhabra)
Are you a go-getter or go-taker? Maybe you are a go-giver?
Find out what is a go-giver?
Bob has written several sensational books. He serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Furry Friends Adoption and Clinic
He believes in talking to and winning anyone over without coercion, being phony or fake
His book Go Giver (co-authored with John David Mann) is internationally renowned
It is a deeply seeded book about a young man giving value to others
Not only is the concept rewarding and beneficial for others it is financially profitable
Understanding the difference between price and value
Understanding the type of experience you are able to offer
Want to know what 5 laws the Go Giver Plan is based on?
Website: http: http://www.burg.com
Resources related to this episode:
The Go-Giver by Bob Burg and John David Mann
Endless Referrals by Bob Burg
The Bridal Salon of San Antonio
The Last Prospecting Guide You'll Ever Need
The Greatest Salesman in the World by Og Mandino
The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason
Go-Givers Sell More
The One Minute Manager by Kenneth Blanchard and Spencer Johnson
It's Not About You: A Little Story About What Matters Most in Business
The One Minute Sales Person by Spencer Johnson
The Art of Persuasion: Winning Without Intimidation
Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson and Kenneth Blanchard
Adversaries into Allies: Master the Art of Ultimate Influence
The Memory System
Here is the Link to iTunes
Welcome to Winning the Game of Life Podcast.
This is an introductory episode 0, and I am Shawn Chhabra (Sudershan Chhabra)
Have you ever struggled succeeding in all facets of life? Have you purchased lots of educational and motivational packages or books but could never really get what you desired and still felt empty?
Well I am here to tell you that you are in the right place!
On the flip side-
Have you been successful and have achieved a lot in life yet still feel a void and emptiness inside of you.
You want something, or you “think” you want something, and you work hard and achieve “that thing”.
BUT GUESS WHAT? You always start looking for the same THAT “next thing” again in that search of satisfaction.
My friends, you are in the perfect place because you will walk away with insight and actionable solutions to improve your business, relationship, and almost any area of your life.
In this podcast we will be sharing the triumphs, struggles, failures, and success stories from the true life experiences of our wonderful guests.
Our goal here is to present the knowledge and process to you so that you can use this information to add to your own tool box and succeed in more phases of your life, including career, business, relationship, health and of course Wealth.
Our end goal (and yes I said OUR) goal is to create a mastermind community where everyone can get advice, coaching and training to win the game of life.
We are going to structure this podcast by segmenting guests by their backgrounds so that you can meet hundreds of immigrant entrepreneurs who can share their special recipe of success and “special spice or ingredient”
Meet women entrepreneurs and learn from their struggles running a business and raising children.
We will also interview people who were willing to move to the next level,
People who have quit “so called” successful careers and pursued their passion.
We will share the winners who have faced mental, physical, or other health issues and shortcomings who emerged STRONGER…. STRONGER THAN EVER!
All your comments, positive, encouraging, critical as well as negative, and I mean all your input and feedback is welcomed.
And Remember: Never, Never Stop Chasing Your Dreams! Your Passion is Priceless!
Every person has a unique life journey. Please contact us to be a guest on our show. You can call me, text me or connect via social media or website.
We are all looking forward to Listening to your story!
Congratulations upon to taking your first step towards winning the game of your life.
Don’t forget to subscribe so that you we can continue our Winning journey together.
See you in the next episode!