Being a Peaceful Warrior – Staying Calm in the Storm: WarriorTalk Podcast

Not long ago, we stumbled upon a blog post by Jonathan Fields called “Embrace the Thrash.”  In it, Jonathan discusses the stressful challenges of building anything new.  We loved it, especially the word “thrash.”  It really describes what almost everyone encounters when starting something from scratch.  It’s hard to describe, but you feel it and you know it’s for real.

In this new podcast, Dave Jenks discusses this “thrash” post and what he has done to help get through tension-filled times.  He shares the mindset and the  pragmatic techniques that minimize the stress and maximize the success.  In the end, he shares the four classic books that have guided him and why they are so helpful.

You can read Jonathan’s blog post here.

Books We Talked About:
How to Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie
A New Guide to Rational Living by Robert Harper
Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy by David Burns
How I Found Freedom in an Unfree World by Harry Browne

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Entrepreneurial Freedom: It’s Really Political – WarriorTalk Podcast

No matter where we turn, there is constant political talk.  Even more now, in an election year.  As entrepreneurs, it is a challenge to keep up with all the chatter. At some point, it feels like a distraction from our work and we tune it out.

But more than ever, this year’s election is important to us as business owners and entrepreneurs.  It’s not the old “it’s just politics” mantra anymore.  Our self interest and our business future requires us to stay informed.  If we aren’t, the anti-business forces will have their way.

Dave Jenks shares his side of the story and how we, as business owners, can stay on top of our leadership game and truly be a player in this year’s election. And, beyond!!!

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Links to what we talked about on the show:
The Road to Freedom by Arthur Brooks
Cato Institute
Hillsdale College

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WarriorTalk: Dave’s Race Across the Sky – Lessons in Enterprise from the Leadville 100

On August 11th, Dave competed in the Leadville 100 mountain bike race.  It is called the “Race Across the Sky” because it is held in the Rocky Mountains.  It starts at 10,152 feet and it goes up 12,505.

In this Warrior Talk podcast, Dave tells what it was like to ride in this amazing event, how he did and what he learned. It’s a compelling story of challenge, determination and self-understanding.

The Leadville 100 is also a wonderful lesson in entrepreneurial success. From its founding by Ken Glouber in the 1980s to its reinvention by Bahram Akradi in 2010, the event is a role model for business success.

In this 20 minute podcast, Dave shares with us the entrepreneurial lessons he learned and the ideas we can use.

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WarriorTalk Podcast: Freedom in America

One thing you will notice in Dave Jenks’s new audio book, Free Enterprise Warriors: The Path of Courageous Entrepreneurs, is his passion for a free enterprise, free market, freedom of choice society.  His belief in this way of life goes back to the American founding fathers and is deeply expressed in everything he teaches.

In this podcast he asks us to consider a very serious question: is our traditional American way of life in trouble?  Is our freedom being eroded and diminished in the name of social welfare, personal entitlement and governmental regulation? What can you and I, as entrepreneurs, do to keep freedom alive?

Dave offers his provocative thoughts and suggestions in this Warrior Talk podcast.

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WarriorTalk: FEW The Book

We’re really excited about Dave Jenks’s new book, Free Enterprise Warriors: The Path of Courageous Entrepreneurs.  Dave’s 30 years of experience come together in this new piece that not only shows you the practical side of starting your venture, but the inspiration behind it to keep you going on the path.

In the latest podcast, Dave gives you a preview of what to expect and tells you why this is his gift to you.

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WarriorTalk: The Power of Three

Do you ever notice that people use “three” often when trying to come up with points or describe something?  “What are the three things you remember from that speech?”  “Ever notice things happen in threes?”

Is there something behind that?  And more importantly, is this something you can harness and use to help you with your business?

Dave Jenks discusses “The Power of Three” in our latest WarriorTalk podcast.

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WarriorTalk: Living with Fear

Every single person on this planet experiences fear.  It’s natural. Many people are frustrated and limited by fear.

But, did you know fear can be a GOOD thing?

Dave Jenks believes that embracing fear is a great way to live your life.

And, that there are ways to use it to your advantage.

How?

Take a listen to this edition of WarriorTalk and find out.

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WarriorTalk: Business Culture Part 2

A few weeks ago, Dave Jenks answered the question “What makes a great business stand out from a good business?” on a podcast.  The answer?  Culture.

But we didn’t get a chance to finish the discussion on the topic.  Along with building a high-minded culture in your business, how do you turn that into productivity that grows the business?

Dave discusses that in part two now.

 

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WarriorTalk: The Big Why

People who are very successful in their field seem to have a way to be able to push through anything business and life throw at them.  Why is that?  Dave Jenks says it’s because of their “big why.”  How does “the big why” help successful people stay on focus and make great things happen?  Take a listen to the lastest edition of WarriorTalk to find out!

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WarriorTalk: Business Culture

The question “What makes a great business stand out from a good business?” gets asked and debated often.  Everyone has a different opinion.  But many times, the answer is quite simple.

Great businesses have something that’s powerful, motivational and lasting: it’s called a CULTURE.

In this edition of WarriorTalk, Dave Jenks talks about the importance of a business culture and how an organization can grow one that is values-based, high-performance and keeps the company strong for years to come.

 

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