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The #1 Evidence Based Growth Podcast on the Internet. The Science of Success is about the search for evidence based personal growth. It's about exploring ways to improve your decision-making, understand your mind and how psychology rules the world around you, and learn from experts and thought leaders about ways we can become better versions of ourselves.
 
Welcome to Your Business, Your Life with Matt DiFrancesco, your personal financial quarterback. Business owners needs are a bit different; aligning your business and family are critical to your success – We help with your unique challenges so you reach your financial goals. Your business – your life, it’s our priority at Di Francesco Virtual Family Office. Let’s get started
 
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Today’s episode is a bit different than a normal episode of Science of Success. We share the incredible "Real Life Story of The Epic Quest To See How The World’s Most Successful People Launched Their Careers” - including a wild journey of hacking the Price is Right, meeting Bill Gates and Lady Gaga, and an epic five-year quest to study and learn fr…
 
In this episode, we bring on Grant Cardone to give you a real look at what it means to be successful and what it really takes to get there. He shares the exact shifts you have to make in order to 10x your life. We share why you should ignore most people’s advice, how to push yourself to a new level, and why learning isn’t enough to get to the highe…
 
Most people say there’s so much in the collision repair industry that’s broken. There’s the issue of insurance companies demanding to use after-market parts to reduce repair costs without considering how it would affect the consumer’s safety. There are also concerns about the low enrollment rates at vo-tech schools causing a shortage of technicians…
 
Dr. Matthew Walker is Professor of Neuroscience and Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, and Founder and Director of the Center for Human Sleep Science. He has published over 100 scientific studies and is the author of the book Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams. Which is currently the #1 Amazon Bestseller in Neu…
 
Mark Manson is the New York Times and international bestselling author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck and his new already bestselling book Everything Is Fucked. His blog, markmanson.net, attracts more than two million readers per month. He is also the CEO and founder of Infinity Squared Media LLC See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/priv…
 
Many business owners have no idea what the value of their business is. And when the time comes to sell their business, they base its price on how much they need to fund the next phase of their lives and not on what it's worth. Having your business evaluated regularly is just one of the vital components of a successful exit strategy. Because to map …
 
James is an American author, entrepreneur, and photographer. His personal blog, jamesclear.com has over 400,000 email subscribers. Since his last visit to the show, his first book Atomic Habits has gone on to sell over 1 million copies worldwide. James’s work focuses primarily on habits and human potential looking to answer the question “How can we…
 
In this episode we discuss how to boost your energy, focus, and happiness in 5 minutes or less using a dead simple strategy anyone can apply right away. We explore the power of self knowledge and why it’s one of the cornerstones of success in any area of life, and we uncover several powerfully uncomfortable questions we can ask ourselves to be happ…
 
When collision shops get bigger, they tend to focus more on the quantity of repair jobs. This causes the service they provide customers to suffer. As profits become the priority, everything becomes transactional and sometimes customers aren’t treated as if their business matters. These are some of the things that Jacob Tilzer noticed while he was w…
 
Automotive repair is a highly competitive industry. And with car technology advancing at an exponential rate, shop owners must be able to keep up in order to maintain a profitable business. And one way to keep up is to make body shops go digital. Shop owners should look at their processes and find areas they can work on to improve not only the shop…
 
For a lot of business owners, especially in the collision industry, “marketing” is a dirty word. It’s an added expense that most small shop owners consider a luxury. Yet nowadays, having a marketing strategy has become a necessity and is considered one of the most important key components to running a successful business. And as the industry contin…
 
Disputes between insurance companies and collision repair shops are not uncommon. From errors with estimates, repairing parts vs. replacing parts, to choosing the right type of replacement parts to be used. Unfortunately, a lot of shop owners think that they need to agree with whatever the insurance agents say because otherwise, they will lose busi…
 
For collision shop owners who spend years getting too involved in running their business, there often comes a time when they find themselves having no idea which direction to take moving forward. And they realize they don’t have a clear vision of what they want their business to become in the future. It doesn’t matter which industry we’re in, all b…
 
Many shop owners are great technicians yet most struggle with the “entrepreneurial” side of their business. Terms such as “building a brand” or “brand awareness” often sound foreign to them. So what does “branding” mean? How important is it to build a brand and a community along with it? And how will it help your business grow and survive the chang…
 
The auto repair industry is facing several disruptive trends nowadays. With the rapid advances in automotive technology, the challenges it presents are poised to transform the industry for years to come. What must an auto repair shop owner do if they want to ensure that their business survives and thrive in the future? Join Matt DiFrancesco and Fra…
 
Business owners should be able to enjoy the full benefits of the business that they’ve built. And that includes the life that they plan to live once they decide to sell shop or exit the business. Yet, strategizing how to sell a business can be an overwhelming task. And without fully understanding what their business is worth, most collision shop ow…
 
They say most auto repair shops have been stuck in a rut for far too long. They’ve been fed the information that the insurance industry wants to feed them. Sadly, this situation still goes on today. And with all the misinformation that the collision industry has to deal with, some shop owners have resorted to less than ethical methods just to survi…
 
Hello everyone, welcome to Your Business, Your Life and I hope you’re off to an awesome start this 2022. January, being the first month of the new year, is a good time to re-evaluate and re-assess the things that are going on in our lives and in our businesses as well. And as we start putting plans in place to accomplish the things we want to achie…
 
A lot of collision shop owners are excellent technicians. However, most of them are less skilled as business owners. And while there are a lot of resources when it comes to the technical side, there aren’t as many resources for the entrepreneurial side of the business. As the automotive repair industry changes rapidly, with the emergence of hybrid …
 
Like most beginnings, the new year brings hope and opportunities to make things better. That is why this is the perfect time people make resolutions and plans for the rest of the year. Yet sometimes, no matter how much effort we put into goal planning, it’s often the execution part that most people struggle with and ultimately fail at. And what kee…
 
If you were asked the question: Why did you build your own business in the first place? What would your answer be? A common response would be to enjoy the freedom and flexibility of being an entrepreneur. Yet, as the business grows, many business owners spend more time working and have less time for family, relaxation, and personal growth. In this …
 
The pandemic has undeniably changed our lives on so many levels. Aside from its devastating effects on global health and the economy, it has taken an enormous toll on people’s mental health as well. A lot of family business owners today deal with mental health issues. Unfortunately, most of them choose to ignore it because they’re not really equipp…
 
Mark Victor Hansen is an American inspirational and motivational speaker, trainer and author. He is best known as the founder and co-creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series. Mark has spoken to over 6,000 audiences world-wide and continues to receive high accolades from his audiences as one of the most dynamic and compelling speakers an…
 
In recent years, technological innovations in the automotive industry have revolutionized the way people drive. Advanced systems like automatic braking and cruise control are now being integrated into modern vehicles with the goal of making driving easier, safer, and more convenient. However, ensuring that these systems work properly is no easy fea…
 
It’s every business owner’s goal to achieve a life of prosperity. To some, being prosperous means not having to worry about the money to pay the bills. For others, it’s having the time to enjoy life at their own leisure. Every person may have their own definition of the word. But what does it mean to be truly prosperous? More than just financial we…
 
One of the biggest challenges for family businesses, especially in the automotive repair industry, is that when they look to transition their business and move to a different part of their life, they don’t have a plan in place for it. And in most cases, these are the businesses that end up failing. Some family business owners intend to hand over th…
 
The changes that the automotive repair industry is going through have made it very challenging for a lot of shop owners and technicians. The idea of going up against the big MSO’s (multi-shop operators) is making these business owners consider giving up and selling their shop. However, these are limiting beliefs and small repair shop owners still h…
 
If you don't find some of your beliefs challenged by this episode, you weren't listening hard enough. Michael defends holocaust deniers, debunks anti-vaxxers and much more in a sweeping conversation that hits at the heart of some of the most controversial issues of our time. How do we search for truth in a world full of noise? How do we uphold free…
 
More often than not, business owners get buried in the grind of things which can make it difficult to see what could go wrong. Unfortunately, they only realize what they’ve overlooked when the problems start to arise right in front of them. In this episode, join Matt DiFrancesco and Aric Johnson, President & CEO of AXIS Coaching and Consulting, Voi…
 
In this episode we bring on one of the father's of decision psychology to discuss several fascinating takeaways about how to make better decisions with our guest Robin Hogarth. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.…
 
In this episode we bring former Buried Life star Ben Nemtin onto the show to discuss one of the most important questions in our lives - what do you want to do before you die? See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.…
 
Greg McKeown is an international keynote speaker and the bestselling author of Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less. Greg has spoek at events around the world including SXSW and interviewing Al Gore at the World Economic Forum, where he serves as a Young Global Leader. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy …
 
In this episode, we bring back legendary FBI expert Joe Navarro to distill a lifetime of spy-hunting experience into the five principles that exceptional and outstanding individuals live by Before he became internationally recognized as one of the world’s foremost experts on body language, Joe Navarro was an eight-year-old refugee fleeing communist…
 
Have you ever dreamed of packing up your family and heading across seas? Or maybe your work is already taking you there! Whatever the case, it is vital for you to understand what is going to happen with your finances when you make the move. In this episode, Matt DiFrancesco is joined with Jennifer Patterson, … Continue reading 34. Cross-Border Weal…
 
When it comes to costs to your business, healthcare plans can have some of the biggest impacts. You need to be sure that you are creating plans that are going to benefit your employees, while also making sense financially. In this episode, Matt DiFrancesco is joined with Kimberly Volk, small business consultant at The Health … Continue reading 33. …
 
As a business owner, it is not unlikely that your operations are always on your mind. It has been proven that taking a step away from what is happening in your business can actually help you come back and be more productive. Today, Matt DiFrancesco discusses the importance of renewal time – taking time to … Continue reading Episode 32 – The Purpose…
 
As a business owner, it can be tough to find the right candidates for an open position. Luckily, there are people out there who aim to assist you in combing through the unqualified candidates to find the perfect fit! Today, Matt DiFrancesco sits down with Stephanie and Duane Roberts, owners of Humans Being Resources, as … Continue reading Episode 3…
 
Matt has had the opportunity to work with countless business owners, and has been able to recognize 4 main qualities that ensure their business success. Today, Matt DiFrancesco discusses the qualities he sees in the business owners he works with that ensure their business runs smoothly. Matt takes the time to go into depth about … Continue reading …
 
You have heard about our rebrand, but why did we choose to target the niche of the auto repair industry? Today, Matt DiFrancesco lets you in on the decision process to rebranding to High Lift Financial. Matt shares some of the issues that business owners in the auto industry face, and how High Lift Financial … Continue reading Episode 29 – Why the …
 
DiFrancesco Virtual Family Office is changing, and we want you to be the first to hear! Today, Matt DiFrancesco has some exciting news to share with you – DiFrancesco Virtual Family Office is getting a rebrand! Matt shares what this rebrand involves and what the changes mean for him and his clients! In this episode, … Continue reading Episode 28 – …
 
In November 2015 the first episode of the Science of Success hit the iTunes airwaves. This was after nearly six months of behind-the-scenes work recording episodes, planning the show, and getting ready for launch. I did not expect the show to do as well as it did, we garnered tons of initial traction, hit new and noteworthy, and so much more. What …
 
In this episode we discuss the incredibly important thing that everyone (including you!) get’s wrong about presence, we explore how to prime yourself for the best performance in moments of pressure and high stakes situations where other people are watching and judging you. We look at the results from thousands of experiments over the last few decad…
 
Deciding to move your parents or loved ones into assisted living can be tough, but when you have help from a professional, these decisions can be made easier. Today, Matt DiFrancesco is joined with Eileen Graham, founder of EG Associates Group, as they discuss the work that EG Associates Group does to help families during … Continue reading Episode…
 
In this episode we share the lessons from Astronaut Scott Kelly's amazing career - form what it takes to become an astronaut, to surviving NASA's grueling training, the powerful experience of being in outer space and the lessons you can apply to your life with our guest the first human to spend a year in space - Scott Kelly. See Privacy Policy at h…
 
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