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The Front Row Factor: Transform Your LIfe with the Art of Moment Making

One of iTunes top rated podcasts, this show is filled with incredible stories that will motivate and inspire you. It's fun -- we laugh. It's deep -- we feel. It's insightful -- we learn. It's authentic -- we share. This show is for people who have an insatiable appetite for learning, growing and making a difference in the world. Hey. I'm Jon, your host. In 2005, I co-founded a charity called Front Row Foundation, which helps kids and adults with life threatening illnesses to have a front row experience at the live event of their dreams. We then provide the tools to live EVERYDAY in the front row, which is one of the reasons we host this show. We believe... - You can learn a lot about living life from people fighting for it - Your ability to make the most of little moments can lead to larger movements in your life and for those you impact. On this show, each week, you'll learn with and from authors, elite athletes, film makers, business owners and anyone else choosing to live big and give big. I'm on a mission to show you how to Live Life In The Front Row™ through the transformative art of moment making. I'm ahusband, father of two energetic boys, and social entrepreneur. I'm proud of our #1 bestselling book The Front Row Factor: Transform Your Life with The Art of Moment Making. The book is a collection of inspiring stories, compelling science, and life strategies that challenge you to explore your values, establish priorities and reconnect to a higher purpose and deeper meaning within your life. Let's do this!
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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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Aug 26, 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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Let us know what questions you’d like Jon to answer, what topics to explore and how we can deliver big for you each week.

Aug 22, 2016

''Amazing things happen when human beings create stuff'' - Nick Conedera

Today I’m talking with Nick Conedera about the making of his film, Sharp.

Nick is a filmmaker, artist, marketer, and entrepreneur. He started making short films at age 14 and has won numerous national awards for his work.

Nick went on to major in film production at Chapman University during which he spent a summer selling Cutco Cutlery. Inspired by his experience selling knives, Nick decided to write a movie script, for which he raised $222,000 from private investors and hired 100 artists and professionals during one of the worst recessions of this generation. His film, Sharp, was just released on iTunes.

During today’s interview, Nick shares how he raised over 200k to make the movie. We also chat about collaboration, creativity, being an observer of our thoughts, and so much more.

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

  • [11:14] How Nick went from an unfulfilled, self-employed videographer in downtown L.A., to firing his clients and pursuing his passion
  • [18:01] Find out how Nick convinced investors to give him over 200k to make his film
  • [22:16] What is the movie Sharp all about?
  • [32:14] The challenge of filmmaking and the 3 keys to collaboration
  • [39:44] Nick shares his mission to impact the world through film
  • [48:04] The value of being in business for yourself
  • [52:33] Why everyone should start learning about money
  • [54:02] The importance of separating yourself from your thoughts

'''There’s no separation between entrepreneurship and personal growth.'' - Nick Conedera

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Aug 19, 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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Let us know what questions you’d like Jon to answer, what topics to explore and how we can deliver big for you each week.

Aug 15, 2016

''Let’s try it and see what happens'' - @PeterShankman

Today I’m talking with Peter Shankman, a man whose journey will inspire you to take action and love every moment of life!

Peter is a spectacular example of what happens when you merge the power of pure creativity with  Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and a dose of adventure, and make it work to your advantage. A bestselling author, entrepreneur, speaker, podcaster and worldwide connector, Peter is recognized worldwide for radical new ways of thinking about customer service, entrepreneurship, social media, PR, marketing and advertising.

During today’s interview, Peter shares how he harnesses ADHD to conquer every aspect of life and how he’s helping others do the same. We discuss a variety of topics including the life changing event that made him who he is, suffering through painful moments, ADHD, the power of hope, his failures, philosophies, and lot’s more!

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

  • [06:29] Find out how Peter started his career online and founded HARO
  • [09:15] Why you should stop caring about what others think and focus on living your life
  • [12:12] Sometimes you have to get hurt before you can get stronger
  • [16:40} Discover the coolest ways to gain publicity for your business
  • [19:18] How Peter harnessed the power of ADHD to conquer every aspect of life
  • [26:30] How to shape your environment and set yourself up for success
  • [29:39] The power of hope
  • [32:20] The lonely road to entrepreneurship
  • [33:10] Finding your purpose and enjoying the ride
  • [35:33] The importance of humility

''The only thing that would ever scare me about death, is if I truly didn’t live my life before it'' - @PeterShankman

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Aug 12, 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!

Get 4-Min In The Front Row delivered to your inbox by signing up at FrontRowFactor.com.

Let us know what questions you’d like Jon to answer, what topics to explore and how we can deliver big for you each week.

Aug 8, 2016

''Create agreements, not expectations'' - @ChristinHassler

Today I’m talking with Christine Hassler who is here today to cure the Expectation Hangovers!

Christine is a life coach, speaker, podcaster and best-selling author, who is transforming lives and helping people discover their passion, pursue their dreams, and make an impact on the world.

Her newest book Expectation Hangover: Overcoming Disappointment in Work, Love and Life is the guidebook for how to treat disappointment on the emotional, mental, behavioral and spiritual levels.

During today’s interview, Christine shares how she broke free from depression and has since been able to lead a truly fulfilling life. We discuss a variety of topics including expectation hangovers, goal setting, the “Zone of Genius”, forgiveness, gratitude, evening routines, the spiritual practice of Tantra, and so much more!

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

  • [07:38] How she shattered self-limiting beliefs and liberated herself from depression
  • [18:22] How to find the sweet spot and avoid the expectation hangover
  • [22:48] Creating space for your goals so you can have your best year yet!
  • [24:50] Taking your business and life to the next level by nurturing your “Zone of Genius”
  • [29:23] Using the “Temper Tantrum Technique” to release anger and reconnect with your passion
  • [33:21] Discover the true meaning of forgiveness so you can start healing your wounds
  • [40:13] Finding gratitude for the little things in life
  • [44:55] Evening routines and bringing the romance back to bed
  • [43:48] The spiritual practice of Tantra and reconnecting with the essence of who you are
  • [50:05] The beauty that comes with life after death

''Practice cooperation and co-creation over manifestation'' - @ChristinHassler

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Aug 8, 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!

Get 4-Min In The Front Row delivered to your inbox by signing up at FrontRowFactor.com.

Let us know what questions you’d like Jon to answer, what topics to explore and how we can deliver big for you each week.

Aug 1, 2016

''Category designers introduce the world to something new that solves a problem we didn’t know we had'' - @lochhead

Today I’m talking with Christopher Lochhead who is here today to help you figure out how to build a legendary company!

Christopher Lochhead is a co-founding partner at Play Bigger Advisors. He is passionate about category design, being an executive coach, winning and good scotch.

In his 25+ years of experience, he’s worked with lots of great people, started companies, designed new categories, raised capital, built brands, made a lot of friends, a few enemies, shipped new products, been thrown out of school at 18, discovered he was dyslexic, gone public, bought and sold companies, crushed competitors, pissed people off, broke his nose on his surf board, broken his arm skiing, been called a "Human Exclamation Point" by Fast Company and "slightly off-putting" by The Economist, gotten de-listed from NASDAQ, given hundreds of speeches, traveled 6+ million air miles, drank a lot of whiskey, experienced the bliss of winning, the pain of failure and learned how to laugh about the whole thing.

During today’s EPIC interview, Christopher shares his story and how he became a world-renowned entrepreneur. We discuss a variety of topics including category design, innovation, defining the “Frotos” and how to play bigger so you can become a legendary business leader who dominates any market.

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

  • [08:37] How to play like a band and jam out on the best book of your life
  • [16:33] The 2 most important values Chris’s parents instilled into him
  • [18:14] Find out how Chris got his start as a successful entrepreneur
  • [22:00] How entrepreneurship saved his life and his moral obligation to give back
  • [28:39] Discover the 3 factors to becoming a legendary entrepreneur
  • [33:16] How to create and dominate any market by teaching the world to think differently
  • [42:40] Uncover what truly separates your business from the rest by defining the “Frotos”
  • [47:05] When does asking for validation and feedback become dangerous to your business?
  • [52:25] Find out how you can dream, plan and live your best life yet at the 1LifeFullyLived event!

''The greater the innovation, the greater the education'' - @lochhead

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