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ICP 147 How To Achieve The Life You Want Without Selling Out With Stephen Rodgers

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In this episode you’ll learn:

  • The three elements to happy living
  • Stephen’s secret to success and happiness
  • How to find joy from not doing something
  • The hidden power of forgiveness and asking for help

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Stephen Rodgers’s wife’s health crisis changed his life.

Encouraged to re-evaluate the purpose of his own life, today he’s someone who is dedicated to helping others.

As the founder and CEO of  The Alchemy Advisors he helps Creatives find their own meaning, purpose and potential.

As the author of a new book, Lead to Gold, Stephen reveals what he believes creates success and happiness when leading a creative life.

Having once generated $25 billion dollars in annual sales, in the real estate business, today he is someone who enjoys not just the arts, but also traveling, yoga, meditation, sky diving and kung fu as part of his richer life.

Hear what Stephen has learned from his successful friends such as Warren Buffet, Brian Tracy and John Assaraf and why he believes every moment in life is an opportunity, a test, a challenge or a gift.

“They had not fired a CEO but they had birthed an entrepreneur” – Stephen Rodgers

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Think and grow rich

[00:42] Introducing Stephen Rodgers.

[01:35] Stephen reveals the reality of his high-flying corporate career working with Warren Buffet.

[02:48] The secret to Stephen’s corporate success.

[03:52] How Stephen creates focus and clarity in his own life.

[04:09] Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

[05:39] What the rewards are when asking for help.

“My dream had become my nightmare” – Stephen Rodgers

Life’s tests. challenges, gifts and opportunities

[08:04] How his wife’s health crisis changed his life.

[11:43] Where Stephen found the strength to stay calm during that traumatic time.

[15:23] What Stephen did to move forward from that intense moment.

[18:12] How life is different for Stephen today.

[20:38] How his mindset has evolved about time, money and finances.

“I’ve had a business coach or a life coach for the last twenty five years” – Stephen Rodgers

Lifestyle, happiness and not selling out

[23:52] How to achieve a life you want without selling out.

[26:02] Stephen reveals the key to happiness in his own life.

[27:15] How he schedules time to keep himself happy.

[27:43] Experiencing joy with others.

[28:40] What Stephen means by joyfulness.

[29:10] Overcoming addictions.

“I don’t believe you have to sell out” – Stephen Rodgers

Clean living and finding presence

[29:27] Becoming vegan.

[30:40] Finding joy from not doing something.

[31:20] What Stephen has learned from his successful friends.

[33:30] How he defines success today.

[34:40] Stephen talks about the power of presence.

[36:45] How Stephen fits all of his interests into life.

“We are not our stuff” – Stephen Rodgers

Overcoming resistance and turning lead to gold

[38:43] Who Stephen’s new book is for.

[41:25] Reading War of Art by Steven Pressfield.

[42:49] How Stephen pushed through his internal resistance.

[43:52] What he is most passionate about in his work today.

[44:35] What has inspired Stephen most recently.

[46:40] The power of forgiveness.

[48:19] Where to find out more about Stephen and his new book.

“Everything in life happens for a reason…and our purpose in life is to find out what those reasons are” – Stephen Rodgers

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