Peter Voogd | Game Changers (Episode 276)

“If you really want to be successful, look at what everybody else is doing and do the exact opposite.” -Unknown

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Success requires a lot more than knowing your goals and having the energy to pursue them, it also requires you to be different and exceptional and to use your brain and mind to seize each day rather than your emotions.

Today’s guest is Peter Voogd, who started out as an entrepreneur at the age of 15. He says doing so saved him because he couldn’t pay attention in school and he was never good at working for others. Entrepreneurship was the logical choice for him.

In this episode, Peter tells us why ambition and energy are not enough to thrive in this economy and why self-education and taking action aren’t always the best paths.

We also discuss how action for the sake of taking action is not always a guaranteed win, and…

  • Why when you try to catch two rabbits you catch zero.
  • Creating a company or personal culture for success.
  • How culture is manifested by something inside of us as entrepreneurs.
  • Making a plan to interrupt your interruptions.
  • Base your decisions and priorities off of standards, principles values and intelligence NOT your emotions (don’t get sucked into what others think).
  • Why focusing on the big picture and pre-determining your outcome is REQUIRED for success.
  • How passion can only take you so far.
  • Creating a master plan to take you from week-to-week while accomplishing your goals.
  • Getting from the day vs. getting through the day.

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AJ Harbinger - author of 1166 posts on The Art of Charm

AJ Harbinger is one of the world’s top relationship development experts. His company, The Art of Charm, is a leading training facility for top performers that want to overcome social anxiety, develop social capital and build relationships of the highest quality. Raised by a single father, AJ felt a strong desire to learn about relationships and the elements that make them successful. However, this interest went largely untapped for many years. Following the path set out for him by his family, AJ studied biology in college and went on to pursue a Ph.D. in Cancer Biology at the University of Michigan. It was at this time that he began to feel immense pressure from the cancer lab he worked in and began to explore other outlets for expression. It was at this point that The Art of Charm Podcast was born.

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