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Productivity, Lifestyle, Personal Development, Entrepreneurship, Relationships and Transformation are just a few of the topics you’ll find on the Front Row Factor. Listen in as Jon Vroman chats with top performers and entrepreneurs from various industries on how they've transformed their personal and professional lives. This show is filled with powerful questions and real-life examples that will help you strengthen your mindset, relationships and environment so you can excel in every area of life. If you want to maximize your potential and make the most of your time, welcome home! \o/
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Dec 26, 2016

''The universe will only give you the opportunity if you’re ready for it.'' - Jenna Bayne

What if you had the courage to be yourself? What would life be like if you focused on your value, rather than your flaws? What if you could appreciate what you have before you you strive to get more?

On this episode, I’m talking with one-of-a-kind author, Life Strategist and Master of Hugs, Jenna Bayne, about how to celebrate the magic moments, live in the present and seize life’s biggest opportunities!

Jenna is the size of a mouse but has the heart of a lion. She is a genuine and loving friend to those who come into her world and her passion for maximizing human potential is the basis for everything that she does.

Jenna is the author and creator of Bayne Books which is a books series that combines an educational component of personal growth and development with the entertaining component of poetry. She is known for being the "Next Dr. Seuss" and expects to live up to this label in the near future.

Her most recent work - I am Part of Nature - is an affirmation book intended to appreciate the magnificence of the body and how to show up for it the way it shows up for you.

In today’s inspiring conversation, Jenna relives the obstacles she had to overcome with her own body image and how she is now helping others do the same. We talk about overcoming criticism, building mental resilience, how your brain learns, and why it’s essential to love the lag time between the not yet and the no longer.

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [04:49] How to celebrate the magic moments, live in the present and seize life’s biggest opportunities!
  • [10:05] The 3 life-guiding principles to maximizing your full potential.
  • [13:34] How your brain learns and why this is so important to your personal growth and development.  
  • [14:37] Loving the lag time between the not yet and the no longer.
  • [16:46] The single most important question you can ask to move past criticism and overcome any obstacle.
  • [19:00] Jenna shares some inspiring stories and explains what it’s like being a life strategist for teens.
  • [29:39] A powerful strategy for building mental resilience.
  • [35:47] Jenna relives her Front Row moment with Hal Elrod.
  • [46:12] What is it that makes you feel cared for?
  • [48:45] Jenna shares a poem that will help you conquer your biggest fears!

''When we teach each other, we lift each other up.'' - Jenna Bayne

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Dec 19, 2016

''No matter what happens, I’ll survive. No matter what happens, I’ll find a way.'' - Josh Painter

When was the last time you said no to something you felt was undeserving of your time? Have you ever thought of what might happen if you said YES more often?

On this episode, I’m talking with Josh Painter, a Front Row Foundation donor whose experience saying yes completely changed the trajectory of his entire life!  

Josh Painter is a top selling real estate broker who thrives by building lifetime relationships with his clients. Since launching Pacific Lifestyles Realty to serve Temecula, California and its surrounding region in 2010, Josh has built a powerhouse roster of 40 agents and personally sold over 500 homes. Of course, his success didn’t happen overnight. You can check out his full story here.

Creating a wildly successful business isn’t the only thing that matters to Josh. In fact, he believes his company is simply the vehicle to making a bigger difference in the world. As one example, he and his team have generously donated over $16,000 to the Front Row Foundation which allowed Front Row recipient, Jayden Avilla, a chance to experience an unforgettable Front Row moment.

During today’s interview, you’ll see what else makes Josh such an incredible human being, including the Impact Club, an organization that is creating massive change with small donations. You’ll also see Josh’s approach to setting short term goals, overcoming rock bottom moments, the power of saying “Yes”, and living life fully and authentically.

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [12:49] Find out about Josh’s outrageous goal to meet Eddie Vedder and how he actually fulfilled it.
  • [19:39] How the Impact Club is leveraging small donations to make a big difference.
  • [27:33] Discover why there’s no glory in mediocrity.
  • [28:48] Overcoming epic failures and rock bottom moments.
  • [32:09] How saying yes to a cup of coffee transformed Josh’s entire life.
  • [38:58] The secret to saying it like it is and being your authentic self.
  • [41:30] The importance of living in the NOW.
  • [44:48] The purpose of life and making the most of every moment.
  • [50:42] Knowing when to say “I quit” vs. having the fortitude to push on.

''If it can be done, then why not me?'' - Josh Painter

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Dec 12, 2016

''I knew that I could make my life whatever I wanted it to be'' - Darvece Monson"

Can you think of the most difficult time in your life and how you were able to battle through that hardship? Maybe that moment has yet to come? Or maybe you or someone you know is facing that moment right now and the uphill battle seems insurmountable. 

Today I’m talking to Front Row Foundation recipient Darvece Monson, a courageous human being who has overcome more than her fair share of life challenges and is here to give you the power to do just the same!

In 2015, at just 34 years old, Darvece Monson founded "More Than Your Kidneys" at her hospital bedside table with $50 and a refurbished computer. A lifelong "Health Nut", nurse of 18 years, model, writer, performer, personal trainer, fitness instructor, nutritional counselor, and now newly diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease, among other health complications. In her continued pursuit to find a transplant candidate, Darvece was driven by the lack of services available to her and was thus compelled to make a difference.

This interview takes us through the ups and downs of the last 19 months when her life took a turn that was completely unexpected.  We talk about how today, she’s not only fighting for her life, but also helping others do the same. You'll find out how she finally became the person she always thought she was AND how she finds joy, even during the darkest times of her life. As a bonus, I also ask her to freestyle a little spoken word, as the front row team tipped me off that if you hand her the mic, you should prepare to be blown away.  They were right!

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [04:02] How her battle with Chronic Kidney Disease completely disrupted the world she knew and how she became a Front Row recipient.
  • [12:25] How her search for helpful resources led to her life’s mission and the non-profit organization, More Than Your Kidneys.  
  • [14:51] Darvece shares her Front Row moment and the famous comedian that she was destined to meet!
  • [25:07] How she overcame an incredibly difficult childhood and became the courageous, bold, passionate woman that she is today.
  • [27:52] Darvece throws down an EPIC freestyle spoken word performance during our call that will blow you away!
  • [33:31] How to find the joy in everything, even when life gets tough!  
  • [43:03] What her Front Row experience taught her about dreaming BIG.
  • [51:25] Find out the process for donating a kidney and helping someone in need.
  • [01:06:21] Some powerful parting advice for anyone who is diagnosed with a life altering disease!

''Now is the time to become the person you already think you are.'' - Darvece Monson

Interested in supporting Darvece?

To find out more about getting tested and becoming her kidney donor contact:

Name: Kanisha, Donor Coordinator
Phone: 773-702-4500
Other info: explain you would like to get tested to be a donor for Darvece Monson, DOB 08/31/80

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Dec 5, 2016

''My experience as a wrestler was fail, fail, fail, before I finally succeeded.'' - Jim Harshaw

Today I’m talking with a Division 1 All-American wrestler and all around great guy, Jim Harshaw, about success through failure.  

Jim Harshaw has learned many life lessons on the wrestling mat. Having been a Division I All-American and won three Championships for the University of Virginia, trained at the Olympic Training Center and competed overseas for Team USA, he has experienced significant triumph and devastating defeat.

He relates those powerful lessons of failure, struggle and setback to empower his audiences to overcome their own challenges and achieve success despite their inevitable failures. Jim is a speaker, executive coach and host of the Success Through Failure podcast.

This interview is packed with so many gold nuggets of wisdom! In our discussion, Jim will open your eyes to the power of failure and how it can be an awesome teacher for anyone who wants to succeed in life. We also talk about overcoming self-limiting beliefs around public speaking, the productive pause method, discovering your core values, the ultimate toy room, Jake the Snake, and a lot more!  

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [07:49] Being thankful for family and coping with the moments that are out of your control.
  • [12:29] Discover the 4 part framework that allowed Jim to create an environment of excellence and overcome his greatest failures in life.
  • [23:47] What can we learn from the pain of failure and how can we leverage it to lead better lives?
  • [28:06] How he went from bombing as a self-doubting speaker to rocking the TEDx stage.    
  • [35:35] How to find clarity of action and peace of mind through Jim’s productive pause method.
  • [42:54] What are the 3 areas of your life that you want to improve the most? [HINT: Jon shares his and you won’t want to miss it!]
  • [49:56] What does Jake the Snake have to do with you hitting your biggest dreams and goals in life?

''It’s not about me, it’s about the message that I’m sharing.'' - Jim Harshaw

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Nov 28, 2016

''You can do today what others won’t, so you can have tomorrow where others don’t.'' - Stephen Scoggins

Today I’m talking with Stephen Scoggins about how to fully surrender so you can G.R.O.W. in all areas of your life!  

While sleeping in his car, Stephen started Custom Home Exteriors, which is now a multi-million dollar business. He then went on to became a top-selling author and speaker with a huge heart for helping others. He founded the Journey Principles Institute, whose team is dedicated to the relentless pursuit of serving others by helping them grow past life’s obstacles and allowing them to fulfill their true life-giving purpose and passion.

During today’s interview, Stephen shares his incredible journey, including a battle with depression, homelessness, and being on the brink of suicide. Find out how he transformed his life and why he’s now on a path to serving others overcome their own life struggles.

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [09:54] Learn how your team can develop a “whatever it takes” mentality in order to hit ANY deadline.
  • [19:57] Become the hero of your own journey with The Ultimate Life Kit!
  • [22:55] The value of life and understanding what’s most important.  
  • [25:22] 2 messages from 2 mentors that helped him steer the ship away from disaster and into an adventure of uncharted territory.
  • [56:21] Discover the 3 breakthroughs of life.
  • [57:30] The power of grace and surrender.
  • [58:14] What is prides prison and how could this be holding you back?
  • [59:19] Learn to surrender so you can G.R.O.W. in every aspect of your life.

''I surrender myself to something stronger than myself and in that I find renewed strength.'' - Stephen Scoggins

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Nov 25, 2016

What does your best year ever look like?  In 12 month from now, if things were exactly as you wish, what would be different?  How can we accelerate our individual and collective evolution? How can we manage our emotions and develop mental resilience? My guest today says, “Our questions are fateful” and we ask some HUGE questions that can shape the future in some very exciting ways.

For those who don’t already know who Jonny B is…

Jon serves as co-founder and Managing Partner of the Flourishing Leadership Institute. He previously served as the head of sales for the direct sales team at Vitamix Corporation, where revenues grew by 400% in less than 4 years, and their team expanded from 175 to 600+ members. His work on Appreciative Leadership, Emotionally Intelligent Negotiating and Influence has brought him to Australia, Japan, UK, and South America. Jon is in high demand, known for his authenticity and highly engaging style of creating powerful learning experiences for participants.

Jon also serves on the Board for the Front Row Foundation, is my partner with the Dads Retreat and Speaker Trainer Experience.  He along with our friend Hal Elrod, co-hosts the Best Year Ever Blueprint.  Over the past 3 years, I’ve watched people from all over the world make massive shifts in their lives as a result of being at this event (myself included).   I asked Jon if we could take a look behind the scenes at how he designs this event and why people are so impacted after just 3 days.

If you are going to BYEB, you’ll love this call — consider it a preview/training call!

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat…

  • [11:30] What questions did Jon ask and what guiding principles were used to create such an experiential event? *you can use as a guide for your own personal and business planning
  • [22:40] Jon shares two powerful stories which provide perfect examples for you to model
  • [26:43] How can your business do GOOD and do WELL?  (ie.  Be profitable & give to the world in huge positive ways)
  • [32:15] What does it mean to say, “the truest value comes from the unknown relationships that are yet to be formed”?
  • [34:42] An effective strategy to get the most out of the Best Year Ever Blueprint event or ANY event you attend
  • [38:01] How Jon answers my question “What are the images (ie. vision) you see for the event?”  If you’re going or have not idea what BYEB is, his answer will still melt your face off 
  • [41:48] Discover one small step you can take TODAY to start creating your best year ever

 

Nov 21, 2016

''Every time you see me you’re going to see a better version of me'' - Andrew Smallwood

Today I’m talking with Andrew Smallwood about serving others and making a difference!

Andrew is the Chairman of the board of directors for Front Row Foundation and is helping grow the charity to have its biggest year in revenue to date. He is also the founding gastronaut and president of Eatership Inc. which delivers products and services to connect people with enhanced, exceptional dining experiences.

He is passionate about finding the best fine dining restaurant experiences in every city, state, country, and continent he visits as well as the best cheeseburger.

Andrew is a member and mentor at the Nashville Entrepreneur Center and invested his undergraduate years becoming the first ever Organizational Sciences major at The George Washington University.

During today’s interview, Andrew explains his role with the Front Row Foundation and how it’s helped him and the people around him, live a fully engaged life. We get a chance to talk about The Front Row philosophy, the power of feeling together, how to show up BIG for others, a challenge to make bold moves, radical generosity, and so much more!   

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [05:14] Andrew explains how he became Chairman of the board of directors for the Front Row Foundation.
  • [07:37] Find out how Andrews family shaped who he is and the traditions they share around the table!
  • [14:31] Why he chooses to invest so much of his time to the Front Row Foundation AND how it’s led to living a fully engaged life for him and the people around him.
  • [19:10] The power of feeling together!
  • [25:17] Discover how Best Year Ever Live can completely change your life.
  • [31:35] Find out how a team of Ambassadors and $11 donations are moving mountains and making a difference.   
  • [35:42] How an Uber ride and a bottle of bourbon lead to thousands of dollars towards the foundation.
  • [49:33] Andrew shares how he sees the world and how to show up bigger and better for the people in your life.
  • [51:38] A challenge to make bold moves for radical generosity.
  • [55:21] The difficulty of striking a balance between positive and challenging emotions at the exact same time.

''I would love the message of my life to be one of kindness and generosity'' - Andrew Smallwood

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Nov 14, 2016

''As long as you’re acting in alignment with your positive core, you’re guaranteed success.'' - Mike Merriam

Today I’m talking with Mike Merriam about the values, strengths and priorities that make up your Positive Core!

Mike is a successful and dynamic business executive, author, keynote speaker, and the CEO of Evolving Enterprise, where he is committed to the mission of inspiring human systems to their highest and best form by encouraging the development of for-purpose and socially conscious individuals, businesses, and organizations.

Through his books, keynote speaking, leadership training, and whole-system Appreciative Inquiry Summits, Mike teaches people and entire systems of people in a company or community how to create the foundation and the framework to develop new configurations of strengths, talents, wisdom, experiences, and perspectives that render their weaknesses irrelevant.

He recently authored his first book, Closer Than You Think - Six Fundamental Questions to Ignite Your Personal Evolution, and is most interested in helping people and organizations discover and implement their Values, Strengths, and Priorities, which he calls, the “Positive Core”.

During today’s interview, Mike shares his story and the inspiring transformation that allowed him to leave a life of mediocrity. We get a chance to talk about his new book “Closer Than You Think”, the Positive Core concept, the A.V.I.D framework, acting in the face of fear, Appreciative Inquiry, and the fundamental questions you can ask to maximize life and unlock your true potential.

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [08:55] Find out how Mike left a mediocre life and uncovered his full potential.
  • [13:30] What makes up your “Positive Core” and how can it guarantee your success in anything you do.
  • [15:30] Mikes shares how he moved from a stressful life that he hated to living life in the Front Row.
  • [18:56] Discover the 6 fundamental questions to ignite your personal evolution.
  • [27:19] How to maximize your values, strengths and priorities so you can create a radical future.
  • [30:21] Conquer every day with the A.V.I.D framework!
  • [32:38] How to act in the face of fear and crush limiting beliefs.
  • [38:02] The importance of spending time with people that serve you the most.
  • [43:56] Mike explains why he supports The Front Row Foundation.
  • [45:54] Mike asks Jon the #1 question that will give you the biggest glimpse into someones life.

''Act in the face of fear... Feel the fear, but do it anyway.'' - Mike Merriam

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Nov 2, 2016

''It’s finding a moment where you have something to appreciate.'' - Nina Perez

Today I’m talking with Nina Perez about her inspiring daily commitment to live life in the Front Row!

Nina Perez, originally from Argentina, is widely recognized as one of Vancouver’s best salsa and tango dancers, instructors, and performers, and is known for her style and grace on the dance floor. As the Founder of DanceToday.TV, her focus is on providing high-quality and professional instruction in a positive and fun environment.

During today’s interview, Nina shares her story and the inspiring commitment that she and her son are making to document their favorite Front Row moments every day for an entire year. We talk about how this experience has impacted their lives and the lives of those around them.  

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [07:02] Find out how a life long passion for dance led Nina to a professional career as a dance teacher.
  • [08:26] Discover Nina’s approach to becoming a great teacher, both in her professional life AND as a parent.
  • [13:31] Why Nina and her son Gavin are documenting living life in the Front Row.
  • [20:20] The importance of recognizing the full worth of life’s most precious moments.
  • [21:48] Where did this Front Row challenge all start and how has it inspired others to join in?
  • [29:30] Nina shares her strategy for consistently capturing and posting her Front Row moments.
  • [35:48] Investing in yourself and the trip Nina took that changed her life forever.
  • [41:43] How is Nina becoming the greatest version of herself? [HINT: She’s basically the female version of Jason Bourne!
  • [43:06] What dance can teach you about leading and following in your own relationships.

''It doesn’t have to take a long time for you to just put your hands up'' - Nina Perez

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Oct 24, 2016

''We attract the people we become'' - Ryan Snow

Today I’m talking with Ryan Snow about The Miracle Morning for Salespeople!

Ryan Snow is a #1 Best-Selling Author, Sales Leader, Business Coach, and Teacher at heart. With over seven years in a classroom and several more as a business coach and mentor, his mission is to help people achieve extraordinary results in life and in sales through personal and professional development.

Ryan’s first book, The Miracle Morning for Salespeople with Hal Elrod and Honorée Corder, expands on Hal’s original Miracle Morning message of exponential growth by seizing the first vital hours of the morning to grow personally by connecting that personal development with professional development and habits to increase sales.

Ryan prides himself on helping salespeople, sales teams, entrepreneurs, and small business owners overcome fears and limiting beliefs and develop daily habits that will catapult their sales and business to new levels.

During today’s interview, Ryan shares his story and what to expect from his new book. We also talk about focusing on the things that matter the most, living in the present moment, mindset, relationships, environment, and so much more!

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [09:30] The Front Row moment that helped Rayn realize he was capable of achieving anything he put his mind to.
  • [15:36] Helpful tactics for staying focused on the things that matter the most.
  • [17:58] Discover Ryan’s meditation practice and how it helps him overcome daily challenges.
  • [23:49] What is the Miracle Morning and how can it kick-start anyone’s day, even your kids!
  • [28:15] The benefits of journaling and celebrating the small victories.
  • [32:31] What is the difference between the The Miracle Morning and The Miracle Morning for Salespeople?
  • [39:49] How can transition time between activities impact how we show up in the Front Row of life?
  • [43:29] The single most important steps to managing mindset, relationships and environment.
  • [47:32] How to say no to people who want one-on-one time with you?
  • [53:55] Understanding that good or bad, everything happens for a reason.

''I don’t ever want to get to the end and feel like I settled for mediocrity'' - Ryan Snow

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Oct 17, 2016

''The most important thing that we have is the present moment and being with the people in front of us'' - Jeff Kaylor

Today I’m talking with Jeff Kaylor, who is here to show you how to think like a magician so you can create magic moments in your life and the lives of those around you!  

Jeff Kaylor is a magic creator, consultant, performer, speaker, and cinematographer. He has been on a tour of the world, performing and teaching magic in over 300 cities in 21 countries. Jeff is also the co-founder of the Magic Estate in Orlando, Fl which he explains during the show.

Jeff is currently touring the country speaking for companies and creative societies with his “Creating Magic Moments” speech. Jeff teaches the techniques of world renowned magicians so that his audience can create memorable moments and unforgettable relationships in their lives and businesses.

During today’s interview, Jeff describes how he got his start as a magician and how it helped him break out of his shell. We dig deep on a number of powerful topics like breaking patterns to amplify your life, creating deeper, more intentional relationships, the importance of living in the present, and believing in the people around you.

This interview is loaded with so much value and solid advice from a new friend that I truly admire. You won’t want to miss a bit of it!

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [07:00] Find out why Jeff lives with a mindreader, motivational speaker, illusionist, magician, inventor, dolphin trainer, lawyer, and a comedian.
  • [13:06] Jeff shares how he’s helping others create magic moments in their own daily experiences.
  • [15:56] Find out how breaking patterns with a rubber shrimp got Jeff booked at the #1 tourist destination in the world!
  • [21:03]How to train yourself to be creative and use the Magic Moment Mindset to improve your life AND the lives around you.
  • [26:27] The importance of living in the present moment and breaking routine.
  • [43:31] What do best friends, Worthday’s, and bacon roses all have in common?
  • [49:08] Discover how to love the people in your life, better.
  • [54:09] Believing in the people around you so they can believe in themselves.
  • [58:16] Jeff shares his thoughts on death and the major impact that his Father had on his life.

''How can I make everyone else the main event?'' - Jeff Kaylor

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Oct 10, 2016

''You have so much power to influence the world, you just have to believe it.'' - Jason MacKenzie

Today I’m talking with Jason MacKenzie, who is here to talk about the power of vulnerability!

Jason is a father, speaker, author and coach.  He shows people around the world how to create their best lives by finally finding the courage to share their real stories.   

Jason is sharing the important life lessons he has learned from his harrowing personal journey.  He is a survivor of his wife's battle with bipolar disorder and subsequent suicide and has overcome a decade-long battle with alcohol.  His driving purpose is to propel those who want more from their lives to increasingly higher levels of personal and professional performance through cultivating the power of vulnerability.  He teaches them it’s in the crucible of authenticity where they will develop unlimited strength, courage and wisdom.

His goal is to equip every person with the tools to be honest with themselves about who they really are and to make choices that will create more of what they want in their lives.

During today’s interview, Jason shares his incredible journey of hardships and transformational moments. We also talk about the power of vulnerability, making small contributions, teaching your kids to take ownership, his new book, and lot’s more!

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [04:46] Jason explains that he’s finally building the life he was put on this earth to build.
  • [10:35] Jason shares the story of his wife’s battle with bipolar disorder and the moments leading up to her tragic suicide.  
  • [18:11] Find out how The Hero’s Complex enabled Jason’s drinking problem and the powerful words that completely transformed his life forever.
  • [23:04] How vulnerability can help identify what to CREATE and LOVE the most in your life.
  • [32:24] How to find your passion through openness and making small contributions.
  • [36:05] When is vulnerability self serving and intrusive and how you can turn it into the key ingredient to serve others.
  • [39:57] Advice to Fathers for creating an unbreakable bond with their children.
  • [44:01] Teaching your kids to take ownership of their lives through the power of choice.
  • [45:48} Why it’s okay admit to your kids when you just don’t know.

''When you’re afraid to tell yourself the truth, you can’t be honest with anybody else.'' - Jason MacKenzie

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Oct 3, 2016

''I’m really comfortable now doing it my own way. In fact, I thrive on it.'' - @orderofman

Today I’m talking with Ryan Michler, who is here to talk about being a man!

Ryan Michler is the creator of Order of Man, a community that focuses on anything from self-mastery to family, from money to contribution and that's just scratching the surface.

Ryan is a husband, father, Iraqi Combat Veteran and shares what’s on his mind.

He believes that most, if not all, of the world's biggest problems could be solved if males everywhere learned how to be better husbands, fathers, friends, and leaders. He's on a mission to help all men become the men they were meant to be.

During today’s interview, Ryan shares the incredible journey of self-discovery that led him to doing things HIS way and what he’s doing now to help men around the world transform their lives.

During our chat we talk about uncovering your strengths, fatherhood, The 3 P’s to becoming a man, taking action, and so much more!

Men, this show is for you. Enjoy.

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [05:13] Find out how Ryan’s company, Order of Man got started and how it can help you become the man you were meant to be!
  • [08:34] Finding peace and caring less about what other people think.
  • [11:47] Ryan shares how he stepped up big and jumped into the front row of life by doing things his way!
  • [18:45] How to tap into your strengths and uncover what really sets you apart.
  • [21:13] Teaching your kids life lessons through family traditions.
  • [23:30] Discover the 3 P’s to becoming a man and the importance of creating a rite of passage with your kids to transition into adulthood.
  • [28:19] Ryan talks about his time serving in Iraq and the value of separation.
  • [35:54] Creating a world where your kids are completely self-reliant.
  • [37:11] How Ryan uses the power of questions to to strike a balance between compassion and toughness with his kids.
  • [49:57] The importance of taking action and taking control of your life.

''I have a moral obligation to share what I have learned, so that men don’t experience the same things that I experienced.'' - @orderofman

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Sep 28, 2016

BONUS SHOW!!!! You wanted more, so this is the encore episode! This a
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Sep 26, 2016

Today I’m talking with Will Little, who is here today to teach peace!

Will and his four sisters were raised in a single parent home. Without a father or father figure, Will followed a difficult path eventually dropping out of high school in the 10th grade. By 19, Will was convicted of 3rd degree murder and was facing serious jail time.

While in prison, he chose to turn his life around and got his diploma. He started educating himself, devouring books, writing poetry, and transforming the lives of the people around him.

After ten years, rehabilitated and reformed, Will was released from prison to start a new life, but finding employment wasn’t easy with his criminal record. Not wanting to go back to a life of guns and drugs, Will decided to become a barber. He used one of his unemployment checks to get the supplies needed and learned how to be a barber on the job.

Today he’s on a mission to share his message and is promoting PEACE through a movement he started called “Peace Live In It” which is all about creating positive energy, promoting peace, and preventing violence.

During today’s interview, Will takes us on his unbelievable journey and shares how 10 years behind bars completely transformed his life. During our chat we discuss so many great topics, including the importance of knowledge, overcoming anger, the power of forgiveness, giving  back, and understanding your purpose in life.'

''I started writing poetry, which became my therapy''

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [06:25] Will shares his INCREDIBLE life story from growing up in a violent home without a father, to selling drugs and watching friends die. Find out how he was eventually convicted of 3rd degree murder.
  • [14:43] How a love for poetry became his therapy inside prison and allowed him to transform his life and the lives of those around him.  
  • [20:07] Find out why the prison system is broken and is built to bring people back.
  • [24:25] Discover why knowledge is the key to a life of pleasure.
  • [27:58] How to overcome anger and redirect your energy to positively impact the world!
  • [30:35] Learn to heal yourself through the power of forgiveness.
  • [41:32] Giving back and understanding your purpose in life before you reach death.  

''The best thing you can have to enjoy a life of pleasure, is knowledge'' - Will Little

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Sep 23, 2016

Each week, Jon delivers an inspirational and educational “4 Minutes In The Front Row” episode where he shares ideas for being fully alive, or as we like to say, Living Life In The Front Row™.

Proximity is power, and what you keep in your front row influences your mindset. What are you feeding your mind each week? Creating a powerful front row, with people, places and things will support the #1 most important factor — YOUR MINDSET!

How you get to the Front Row is by either changing your seat, or accepting, embracing and rocking out in the one you have. You deserve a front row seat. You're worth it. Let’s go get it, together!

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Sep 19, 2016

''Very successful people fail all the time and they’re not afraid of it'' - John Townsend

Today I’m talking with Dr. John Townsend, who is here to discuss the concept of entitlement.

John is a New York Times bestselling author, business consultant, leadership coach and psychologist. He has written or co-written 30 books, selling 10 million copies, including the Boundaries series; Leadership Beyond Reason; and his newest book, The Entitlement Cure.

John is founder of the Townsend Institute for Leadership and Counseling, which offers graduate degrees and credentialing in Organizational Leadership, Executive Coaching, and Counseling. He is the Clinical Director of the American Association of Christian  Counselors.

For more than twenty years Dr. Townsend has engaged with leaders, organizations and  individuals around the globe, offering them life-changing solutions to their problems.

During today’s interview, John educates us on the the concept of entitlement and how it prevents people from tackling challenges and finding success. During our chat we discuss his new book, the difference between opportunity and entitlement, why you should let your kids experience failure, stopping to celebrate the wins, discovering your life’s mission, and so much more.

John brings so many years of wisdom to this interview, that I can promise you won’t want to miss this discussion!

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [04:37]  Find out how to become a world-class leader with the Townsend Institute of Leadership and Counseling
  • [08:43] John Townsend shares one of the most transformational moments of his life.
  • [13:18] The Entitlement Cure: Finding Success In Doing Hard Things The Right Way
  • [16:18] How to teach your children the difference between opportunities and entitlement
  • [18:46] The difference between “I deserve this” and “I’m responsible to get this” AND Jon Vroman’s transformative moment!
  • [23:37] The balance between letting your kids struggle and deciding to step in to help.
  • [29:27] Why stopping to celebrate is a critical step before moving on to the next big thing.
  • [32:42] Taking the time to carve out your life's mission.

''Change your wording from ‘I deserve this’ to ‘I’m responsible to get this’.'' - John Townsend

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Sep 16, 2016

Each week, Jon delivers an inspirational and educational “4 Minutes In The Front Row” episode where he shares ideas for being fully alive, or as we like to say, Living Life In The Front Row™.

Proximity is power, and what you keep in your front row influences your mindset. What are you feeding your mind each week? Creating a powerful front row, with people, places and things will support the #1 most important factor — YOUR MINDSET!

How you get to the Front Row is by either changing your seat, or accepting, embracing and rocking out in the one you have. You deserve a front row seat. You're worth it. Let’s go get it, together!

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Sep 14, 2016

BONUS SHOW!!!! You wanted more, so this is the encore episode! This a
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and its questions from YOU to our guest.

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Sep 12, 2016

''I want to inspire 10,000 people to knock something off their bucketlist''

Today I’m talking with Bart Wisniowski about creating and conquering your Bucketlist!

Bart is the Founder and Chairman of Radness at BucketList.org, an organization with a mission to help people create, manage, and check off their biggest dreams and goals.

During today’s interview, Bart takes us on his entrepreneurial journey and the steps leading up to founding BucketList.org. During our discussion, we chat about business mentors, time & resources, the corporate bucketlist, productivity & planning, encouraging your kids to dream big, and much more!

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [11:06] 3 pieces of advice for young entrepreneurs who want to succeed with their business.
  • [12:57] Find out why Bart sold his web development business to start a company that’s dedicated to helping people track and achieve their bucketlist goals.
  • [14:20] Bart describes the moment where he moved from the back row to the front row of life.
  • [16:31] What you can do to find a quality business mentor.
  • [20:17] How to stop making excuses and do the things you want, when time and resources are limited.  
  • [23:55] How to incorporate the bucketlist into your company culture and help employees live out their biggest dreams.
  • [32:07] Bart gives you some of his best productivity and planning tips.
  • [37:46] How to encourage your kids to dream big so they can knock things off their own bucketlist.
  • [41:10] Taking risks and the value of hard work.

''If I put my mind to something, it takes a lot to stop me.''

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Sep 9, 2016

Each week, Jon delivers an inspirational and educational “4 Minutes In The Front Row” episode where he shares ideas for being fully alive, or as we like to say, Living Life In The Front Row™.

Proximity is power, and what you keep in your front row influences your mindset. What are you feeding your mind each week? Creating a powerful front row, with people, places and things will support the #1 most important factor — YOUR MINDSET!

How you get to the Front Row is by either changing your seat, or accepting, embracing and rocking out in the one you have. You deserve a front row seat. You're worth it. Let’s go get it, together!

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Sep 7, 2016

BONUS SHOW!!!! You wanted more, so this is the encore episode! This a
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and its questions from YOU to our guest.

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Sep 5, 2016

''There’s absolutely no substitute for quality time'' - Jim Sheils

Today I’m talking with Jim Sheils about the most important and powerful board meeting you’ll ever have!

Jim Sheils is on a clear mission in this lifetime: deepen relationships and improve education for entrepreneur families.

His popular “Family Board Meeting” strategy has helped parents worldwide reconnect with their children in fun & experiential ways. By creating “The Education Matrix”, Jim is also helping to change our educational system and better prepare our children for the more practical affairs of life.

Jim’s company, Board Meetings International LLC, hosts parent/child retreats and specialized events. Using the principles of experiential education, they teach the important lessons not taught in school and strengthen the relationship between successful entrepreneurs & their children.

Jim is an avid surfer, enjoys traveling and spending quality time with family and friends, especially his beautiful wife Jamie, his two sons, and their little sister, Maggie.

During today’s interview, Jim shares how he developed a passion for parenting and is now helping entrepreneurs create deeper connections with their families. We also chat about the importance of rhythms, dealing with overwhelm, educating your kids, The Family Board Meeting, and lot’s more!

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [10:59] How the family board meeting strategy is helping entrepreneurial families!  
  • [13:34] The 3 guidelines for creating deeper connections with your children
  • [16:14] How to Rhythmize your life so you can accomplish greatness
  • [22:46] The pinnacle moment that led to his passion for parenting
  • [30:28] The Board Meeting Retreat - the only retreat on Earth designed to grow entrepreneurial family connection and educate kids in the values that YOU care about.
  • [34:25] A willingness to break protocol, be vulnerable, and give your kids the best education possible
  • [39:31] Find out how to deal with overwhelm

''Rhythms are the absolute tool to freedom'' - Jim Sheils

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Sep 2, 2016

Each week, Jon delivers an inspirational and educational “4 Minutes In The Front Row” episode where he shares ideas for being fully alive, or as we like to say, Living Life In The Front Row™.

Proximity is power, and what you keep in your front row influences your mindset. What are you feeding your mind each week? Creating a powerful front row, with people, places and things will support the #1 most important factor — YOUR MINDSET!

How you get to the Front Row is by either changing your seat, or accepting, embracing and rocking out in the one you have. You deserve a front row seat. You're worth it. Let’s go get it, together!

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Aug 29, 2016

Today I’m talking with Mike McCarthy about how to bring out the best in your kids and your SELF!

Mike McCarthy is a serial entrepreneur and co-founder and CEO of the GoBundance Adventure Masterminding Group, co-author of the Miracle Morning for Parents and Families, co-creator of GratefulParent.com, investor in Tomoka Brewing Company, and is the Regional Owner for the Keller Williams Realty Greater Pennsylvania Region, which covers Delaware, Pennsylvania, and Southern New Jersey.  

One of Mike’s top priorities is spending time and traveling with his wife Lindsay, their son, Tyler and daughter, Ember.

In his spare time, he runs trails, kayaks, climbs mountains and brews his own beer. He loves to snowboard in the winter and during the summer months he’s climbed 24 of the 54 highest peaks in Colorado and has a lifetime goal to bag them all.

During today’s interview, Mike shares how he and his wife teamed up with Hal Elrod to write the book “The Miracle Morning for Parents and Families”. We also chat about how Mike overcame depression, the 5 pillars of GoBundance, giving our kids the best education, the Front Row Dads Retreat, and much more.

''Find someone who doesn’t believe in themselves, and believe in them.'' - Mike McCarthy

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat...

  • [05:41] The ah-ha moment that lead to writing “The Miracle Morning for Parents & Families”
  • [11:02] What is the Miracle Morning?
  • [12:56] What pulled Mike from depression and helped him grow his Keller Williams team to over 6,000 agents
  • [22:29] The importance of surrounding yourself with the right tribe
  • [24:34] The 6 pillars of the GoBundance tribe, which is a great checklist for your own life
  • [32:25] The 6 things you can do with your kids in order to get the day started off right and live a charmed life
  • [39:25] We get into a chat about education and the role we play as educators in our children's lives
  • [49:34] The Front Row Dads Retreat - The live event where you can learn to be a great dad!

''If you want to have a big life and have a big business, you better not be a control freak'' - Mike McCarthy

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