Dave Lukas Chats with Alex Weber
294: People Don’t See It Until They See It; How to Become Fail Proof with Alex Weber
This week’s Misfit Entrepreneur is Alex Weber. Alex is a former American Ninja Warrior, Award-Winning Entertainer for NBC, and international keynote speaker on leadership and peak performance. If that is not enough, he’s also a world record holder and best-selling author of Fail Proof, Become the Unstoppable You.
Alex has proven that you can learn to consistently operate in a peak state and accomplish more than anyone thinks is possible. So, I’ve asked him on the show to teach you how to do it in your life and business.
Alex was a bullied, insecure, awkward kid until a leader came into his life. It was a high school lacrosse coach. He told Alex he could be good at the sport. This small vote of confidence spurred Alex to work as hard as he could and commit to it. The more he poured himself into it, the more he grew. He gained, friends, confidence, respect, etc. Alex learned that when find an outlet to be successful, it can make all the difference in your life. He went on to play in college and started every game as a freshman, but then got benched every game as a sophomore. This affected him negatively – so he worked hard and came back and was a player his junior and senior year, but he never forgot the way he felt and was affected when he was sidelined. His path was like many other at U of Penn – get a business degree and go to Wall Street. It wasn’t the path for him, but he followed the path “he was supposed to go down.”
On evening, he was sitting around with friends talking and he asked the question, “What do you want for your moments on earth? He wrote down his answer. The next morning, he read what he wrote and started doing action and theatre. He did it quietly, but new it was right for him.
“People don’t see it until they see it.” Once those around him, saw him have success and be in commercials, etc. they can around and understood his path was to go that way.
He moved to Los Angeles for his career and start acting and doing comedy. In fact, he’s done stand up for many years.
During this time, he was also coaching Lacrosse for a prestigious High School. Right before the season started, the head coach quit and he was names interim head coach, so he gave it everything he had. He fell in love with it. The team had never won a playoff game and in that year, they won the LA championship and Alex was named Lacrosse coach of the year.
You have to notice when it is time for new chapters in your life. You have to move to next chapter with courage and grace. He wanted to fulfill his acting career and ended up getting hired as a host of American Ninja Warrior. Part of his job was also trying everything on the show, and he failed at it. But, after the end of the first season, his bosses said that he was crushing it at failing, but as a former athlete, he could be really good.
They gave him the opportunity to be an athlete again. He ended up winning an award for hosting, but also pursued being a contestant on the show. He also pursued his speaking career by blending his experience as a host, pro-athlete, coach, and comedian.
What does it mean to get into a peak performance state and stay there?
What is it that holds most people back?
What is the “Fail Proof system?”
How do people foster the ability to respond instead of reacting to emotion?
What are some of the best ways to translate the lessons you teach to entrepreneurship?
What have you learned from doing standup comedy that has helped you as an entrepreneur?
It has brought a new level of awareness.
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Misfits, you’ve heard me talk about my trading and investing many times. I’ve been in the game for almost 20 years and have taught thousands of students all over the world my strategies. One thing I have always looked for are trends that are a good opportunity for investors.
Recently, I was introduced to an opportunity that may be positioned very well for the times we are in. In fact, after some research, I saw that the largest investment firm in the world, Blackrock, who manages almost $20 Trillion is invested in it. The company is called Goldmining Inc, ticker symbol GLDG.
GLDG operates gold mining operations throughout the world and was smart to purchase its gold resources during the recession for pennies on the dollar. Now, with gold approaching all-time highs, it is poised to reap the benefits.
I’ve always loved gold as a store of value and a hedge against inflation and have traded many companies like GLDG who have appreciated hundreds of percent. While no one can guarantee that will happen with GLDG and I am not giving your financial advice (you should consult with your financial adviser), I do see great opportunity for the company and the fact that Blackrock is involved tells me I am not alone. Analysts are currently saying the company is undervalued and has tremendous upside potential
To learn more about Goldmining Inc. and stay up to date with the company’s success, go to www.GLDGnews.com
Consult your financial adviser and check out GLDG today!
Misfits, it’s not often that I come upon a truly unique business that grabs my attention and shows me a completely new way of creating a side-income or even a 6-figure income with very little effort on my part. In fact, most of the time, opportunities that promise this type of experience are too good to be true and don’t pan out. But there are ones that do, and I found one in Ecom Automation Gurus.
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It is truly done for you business management. They create your e-commerce store, select the best products in the most demand according to their proprietary processes and manage all of the sales and client support for you. With YouTube, they create and manage pages that generate income from advertising. And when I say, “done for you,” I mean done for you. They handle product research, product listings, customer support, optimization, full client support for you the business owner.
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In fact, I like their model so much that I am customer, and I can say the experience has been awesome!
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