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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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Jan 30, 2017

''It’s about changing the way the entire family looks at the materials and the resources.'' - Matt Duncan

Do you ever feel like your ability to impact the sustainability of our planet is insignificant? What if there was a way to collectively decrease our ecological footprint while also educating kids for generations to come?

During today’s show, Matt Duncan shares his inspiring vision for how we can begin to think differently about the environment and the resources we use on a daily basis.

Matt Duncan, MAEd is an outdoor experiential educator, author, and entrepreneur whose focus is on teaching families the importance of protecting and preserving our environment. Along with his partner Brianna Greenspan, he co-founded Earth-Centric Innovations, a company which creates educational opportunities around green technologies that help to protect the planet.

Matt is also the co-author of The Upcycled Toys Club, which is an upcycling activity book intended to spark your child’s creativity by allowing parents and children to work together to create new toys, utilizing resources that are free, easily obtained, and readily available in your home.

Matt’s passion for the environment was sparked at a young age as a Boy Scout, and ever since he has always been fascinated by the wonders of nature, and is constantly on the lookout for new and innovative ways to instill the love of nature to his students. Matt’s other passions include camping, rock climbing, and any other activities that bring him closer to the Earth!

Matt was raised in Southern California, and now frequently travels to wherever adventure and nature’s beauty lie!

In this episode, Matt shares his vision for the way people look at trash. We also talk about instilling green values as a family, The Upcycled Toys Club, the value of making things better, and how we can shift our mindsets about the resources we consume.

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat…

  • [05:33] Matt takes a moment to recognize his Dad and how forward thinking of a man he was.
  • [07:11] Matt shares his 2017 vision to change the way people look at trash
  • [11:33] The path to instilling green values as a family.
  • [12:37] What is The Upcycled Toys Club and how is it protecting the earth?
  • [16:18] Find out what happens when a child is involved in the process of creating their own toys.
  • [22:10] Matt shares some of his favorite upcycling stories from around the world! [HINT: You’ll discover a cool trick to amplify your iPhone speaker!]
  • [26:30] The value of taking something in the world and making it better.
  • [34:39] Changing the way we live our lives and thinking differently about how the resources we use are impacting the world.

''30 years from now I’d like every child to know how precious the resources that we have are.'' - Matt Duncan

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Jan 23, 2017

''Opportunities are everywhere, we just have to have the mind to seize them.''  - Justin Ledford

What is your vision for making your dreams come true? Do you believe you’re worthy of pursuing a front row seat to life?

During today’s show, Justin Ledford shares his powerful step-by-step approach to creating a compelling vision and being intentional about stepping up and accomplishing your biggest goals!  

Justin is an all around fun guy who loves living for the moment while planning for the future. He truly lives life to fullest and works smart so he can play hard.

His book Visions To The Top is a bestseller and teaches people how to use visualization as a daily habit to catapult themselves towards their best life ever.

He also has an online course called Self Publishing Pro which teaches people how to go from no idea to bestseller in 90 days.

In this episode, Justin shares actionable tips for visualizing your future and guides you through his powerful approach. We talk about The Daily V.I.S.I.O.N.S. Method, rewiring your subconscious mind, bringing past power into the NOW, seizing opportunity, and how all of this plays into reaching your dreams.

“You can have whatever you want in life as long as you know what you want, you have a plan for it, you intend it, and then you go out and get it.” - Justin Ledford

Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat…

  • [07:15] Jon and Justin talk about the “Brag Session” and Justin shares his!
  • [08:56] Find out about Justin’s Costa Rica dream and how he actually made it happen.
  • [13:30] Find out what The Daily V.I.S.I.O.N.S. Method is and how it can help YOUR dreams come to life!
  • [16:10] Justin talks about energy and what it means to be a spiritual being.
  • [17:40] How to trigger your mind to BELIEVE using Justin’s 5 Steps to Visualization.
  • [29:00] Why visualization works, the importance of programming your subconscious mind and The Story of the Ant & the Elephant.
  • [36:60]  Justin recounts when he cut his hand off and why this became his Front Row moment.
  • [42:40] How to seize opportunity each and every day!
  • [47:18] How Justin wants to be remembered and the legacy he wants to leave.

''Our brain will believe what we program it to believe.'' - Justin Ledford

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Jan 16, 2017

''Appreciate the little steps and know that the little steps are the victory'' - Brad Weimert

Do you know what really makes you happy? What are your core values? How did your past choices impact your life? Is it possible to wake up each day loving what you do with the people that you love?

In this episode, we have adventurer and entrepreneur Brad Weimert here to talk about being deliberate with your path, making value-based decisions, and finding fulfillment in what you do.

A mountain climber, adventurer and entrepreneur at heart, Brad Weimert developed his entrepreneurial and marketing spirit from rich life experiences.

At the age of 20, Brad began breaking national sales records as the #1 sales representative in a company of more than 30,000 and continued to do so year after year.  In 2007, Brad crossed the country by bicycle, giving speeches to at-risk youth.

With a sound basis in sales and entrepreneurship, Brad founded Easy Pay Direct; a payment gateway that has since been touted as the most critical tool on the market to facilitate high-level eCommerce and currently serves more than 60,000 merchants.

In today’s conversation, Brad shares valuable insights on building relationships through unique experiences, how structure facilitates flexibility, and the complexity of people. We talk about his adventures, the path to Easy Pay Direct, and the power of witnessing people. You’ll also learn tips on journaling from Brad himself!  

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

  • [03:25] How to develop an American Ninja Warrior mindset so you can push through life’s biggest obstacles!
  • [08:07] Pulling adventure into business and how this helps build relationships.
  • [10:00] Discover the path to deeper relationships through difficult conversations.
  • [17:25] How Brad built Easy Pay Direct by listening to his customers and making value based decisions.
  • [24:50] How to find alignment and create structure so you can wake up and love what you do every day.  
  • [25:50] The journaling technique for creating magic moments and patterns of what’s most valuable.  
  • [31:16] The power of being witnessed!
  • [34:12] Find out how Brad’s Front Row moment with middle school kids in Phoenix crushed his preconceived ideas about how people behave.  
  • [43:00] “What do you do?” vs. “How do you spend your time?”

''When you fall on your face the first time, that’s one of the most difficult times to keep going.'' - Brad Weimert

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Jan 9, 2017

''Freedom is the weakest goal you can have. That’s a goal for prisoners.'' - Eric Davis

Who do you ultimately want to become in this life? Are you making the most of every moment? Are you willing to do anything in order to pursue your biggest goals?

Today I’m talking with former Navy SEAL Eric Davis, who believes your freedom is the weakest goal you can have. As he puts it, “It’s the little patch of dirt that stands between you and the REAL goal. What would life look like if you were already free… because you are!”

Eric Davis is a former U.S. Navy SEAL who has been recognized as one of the premier sniper instructors in the U.S. military and has served as a Master Training Specialist at the SEAL sniper school in Coronado, CA.

Eric has spent years developing, writing and executing curriculum for the SEAL Teams. He trained Marcus Luttrell of Lone survivor and Chris Kyle of American Sniper.

Since departing from the SEAL teams, Eric has worked in corporate performance, sales and leadership training, bringing an unprecedented amount of innovation, efficiency and structure to the domain of business and personal performance.

Eric is also the author of "Raising Men: Lessons Navy SEALs learned from their training and taught to their sons".

In today’s session, Eric shares his background and the lessons he learned as a Navy SEAL, including how to never give up on your dreams. We also talk about the Sniper Stock Formula, the power of environment, the secret to better performance, and the importance of making every moment count, so you can take control of your life and impact the world around you.

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

  • [07:45] Why freedom may be the weakest goal you can have.
  • [10:26] How to never give up on your dreams so you can live the life you want your kids to live.
  • [17:52] The secret formula to performing beyond your perceived limit and how he used it to drop the failure rate at sniper training school!
  • [21:11] Discover the Sniper Stock Formula to becoming an expert at becoming an expert.
  • [31:56] The importance of making every moment count.
  • [35:17] Why brotherhood is so important to your success.
  • [38:03] How process leads to performance and structure determines behavior.
  • [43:45] What is the meaning of life to you? Find out what Jon and Eric both think!

''I train people to perform beyond their perceived limits.'' Eric Davis

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Jan 2, 2017

''I can’t stop now. I’ve got to keep pushing, I’ve got to go faster, I’ve got to go stronger.'' - Drew Frank

How do you react when you come face to face with the most challenging moments of your life? Do you have the mental fortitude to push forward or do you crumble at the first sight of adversity?

Today I’m talking with my long-time friend Drew Frank, who is here to share his process for overcoming defeat and conquering life’s biggest challenges!

Drew started selling CUTCO in the summer of 2003 just after he graduated high school. After graduating from Penn State, he was promoted to run an office in Denver, Colorado. Since then, Drew and his office have won seven national championships and have sold over $48 million worth of Cutco knives. He and his team hold the national record for most CUTCO sold in one year and he has won 16 silver cups, which is the Cutco equivalent to winning the Super Bowl!

Despite Drew’s EPIC success as a sales professional, he’s also had to cope with life’s many adversities, including a personal failure when competing during an Ironman Triathlon. In our chat, Drew shares the biggest lessons he learned from this failure and the mindset shift he made in order to crush his second attempt!

Our convo is a nice reminder that every problem and every challenge, no matter how difficult, can always be put in perspective. Consider that your worst day, may be everyday for somebody else. Gratitude then, offers up an opportunity to look at life from a different angle so that you can conquer any challenge that life throws your way.

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

  • [07:54] Drew shares his secret to lasting relationships.
  • [12:37] How his decision to compete in the Ironman Triathlon resulted in positive gains for his business!
  • [17:05] How to remove the fluff and prioritize what matters the most.
  • [23:24] The biggest lessons learned from a failed Ironman and the shifts he made to crush his second attempt!
  • [33:01] The power of gratitude.
  • [36:21] Drew’s process for dealing with failure and overcoming the most challenging times in life.
  • [42:51] Find out what role contribution and service play in Drew’s life and why he’s such a big supporter of the Front Row Foundation.
  • [51:49] How his team raised nearly $100,000 for the Front Row Foundation.
  • [57:00] Why every single thing you do in life gets you either closer or further away from your goals.
  • [58:36] What can you do to make 2017 the best year of your life?

''Surround yourself with positive people who support you, believe you and push you'' - Drew Frank

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