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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.
 
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Great communication is the hallmark of a great organization—but for some small-business owners, it can feel like a luxury. This is a dangerous misconception! In this episode, you’ll hear Patrick Lencioni, bestselling author and longtime friend of EntreLeadership, unpack why communication is so important—and how the way you communicate is impacting …
 
Owning a business takes grit and perseverance. When Mignon Francois found herself on the verge of homelessness, she took $5 and bought some baking ingredients—and she turned that $5 into a multimillion-dollar business. In this episode, she unpacks her journey to entrepreneurship and how she invests in herself so she can become a better leader for h…
 
Let’s be real: Conflict can be super uncomfortable. And if you’re a leader, there’s a good chance you’re faced with it often. But you know what’s worse than having a hard conversation? Avoiding it—and letting problems with your team fester. Fortunately, Brendan Wovchko, senior technology officer at Ramsey Solutions and former business owner, has a …
 
We hate to burst your bubble, but being a CEO isn’t as glamorous as it seems. Keaton Turner, president and founder of the fast-growing mining company Turner Mining Group, knows this all too well. In just four years, his company has exploded, turning the centuries-old industry upside down with its people-first approach. But with that growth comes th…
 
If you’re fine with coasting, dreaming small, or sticking to the status quo—this episode is not for you. But if you want more for your business, buckle up! You need a strategic plan, and we’re going to show you how to make one. In this episode, the senior executive vice president of RamseyTrusted, Herb Jenkins, will teach you step by step how to re…
 
How do you ensure your product or service keeps its edge as you scale? This is a huge challenge many founders of a fast-growing company face as they start to see some success. Marty Cagan, founder of the Silicon Valley Product Group, argues leaders must learn how to empower their teams to solve customer problems (on their own) or risk losing their …
 
There’s no better way to strengthen your business than to develop leaders from within your team. And if your business is growing fast, it’s a must—or else you may look up and find that you’ve got too many responsibilities and no one to pass the baton to. So, how do you find the time and resources to train your top-performing team members? And what …
 
When his father quit his job to start his own venture, it was an all-hands on deck affair for Patrick Booth and his family. From shipping packages out of their Jeep Grand Cherokee to working the phones, Patrick got a hands-on business education helping his dad get the CCB Technology off the ground. Twenty years later, Patrick is now thriving as the…
 
You need to hire great people to move your business forward—duh. But when you’re pressed for time and resources, how can you ensure you’ve got a rock-star candidate and not a bad apple? Go behind the curtain at Ramsey Solutions as Jeremy Hezlep, our very own director of recruiting, explains the four essential phases of an effective hiring process a…
 
If you're a human (and we hope you are), at some point you've looked back on a moment in your life or your business and groaned, "I wish I had done that differently." Well, what if there was a way to reduce those moments? The secret is to start thinking like a scientist. Organizational psychologist Adam Grant argues that challenging the way you thi…
 
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 …
 
Success in business can hinge on a leader’s ability to take action. Sometimes that means making a choice without all the answers. And when there’s money and people’s livelihoods at stake, the uncertainty of an outcome can be paralyzing. Fortunately, decision-making is a muscle you can grow. Matt Bodnar, chairman of Fresh Technology, host of The Sci…
 
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…
 
What does it take to start a successful business from the ground up? The answer: a few hundred bucks, a mild obsession and the American spirit. At least that’s what worked for Lucas Botkin, the 27-year-old who started T.REX ARMS , a rapidly growing company—with a massive fan following—that specializes in manufacturing gun holsters and other firearm…
 
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.…
 
Gather ‘round the fire for a very candid conversation with the Academy Award-winning actor and #1 New York Times bestselling author of Greenlights, Matthew McConaughey. In this winding discussion, Matthew talks about his creative process, why leaders need to take more risks, and how focusing on adding value to the lives of others will get you what …
 
In this episode, we discuss how to identify and defeat the stories that hold you back, how to use your complaints as a compass to improve your life, powerful methods for creating permanent habit change, and we unmask the number one reason why you resist making big changes in your life with our guest Jen Sincero.…
 
Ideas are great, but they’ll only take you so far. When it comes down to it, success in business depends on your ability to execute. Craig Groeschel, senior pastor of Life.Church, grew his organization over the course of 25 years from just a service in a two-car garage to 36 church locations across America. His strategy? Empowering great people to …
 
John Warrillow is the founder of The Value Builder System™, simple software for building the value of a company used by thousands of businesses worldwide. His best-selling book Built to Sell: Creating a Business That Can Thrive Without You was recognized by both Fortune and Inc. as one of the best business books of 2011 and has been translated into…
 
Can your business outgrow your ability to lead? Maybe—if you’re not intentional! Suzanne Simms, senior executive vice president of business to consumer global at Ramsey Solutions, had to make sure this didn’t happen to her. Over the course of 20 years, she went from working as a part-time assistant to becoming one of the company’s most influential …
 
Eight years ago, Russ Perry, CEO of Design Pickle, would have described himself as moderately successful—and extraordinarily unhappy. On paper, things looked good: Russ had founded two creative agencies in his early 20s and was the man in charge. But his marriage and his mental health were headed toward a breakdown as he struggled to handle the str…
 
If you’re a go-getter, there’s a good chance you like to be busy. If you get to the bottom of your to-do list, you’re eager to fill it back up. But be careful, you can be so productive that you miss your whole life. Christy Wright, author and Certified Business Coach, challenges leaders to get a life outside of their business (right now, not once t…
 
In this episode we discuss an old trick palm readers use that you can leverage to get people to do what you want, why persuasion does not lie just in the message itself, but rather in how the message is presented, what the research reveals about why the context matters as much, if not more, than the content itself, why you shouldn’t ask people for …
 
Aaron Witt is the dirt-obsessed millennial behind BuildWitt, a fast-growing media company on a mission to reform the mining and construction industries. In just three years, the 25-year-old (yes, you read that right) has grown his company from just a single, self-proclaimed dirt nerd with a camera to a 20-person team serving top blue-collar busines…
 
In this episode, we have two incredible guests on the show, Gay Hendricks and Carol Kline. We dig into some of the incredible stories of how Gay and Carol's past, how you can create luck in your life, see more opportunities, and how luck played a huge part in the writing of their latest book!
 
Dave Ramsey reflects on the highs and the lows of 2020 and shares what he learned about himself, his leaders and his team. You’ll hear why courage and principles are the cornerstone of being a small-business owner, and how going against convention and taking a stand in your community can inspire others. This full-throttle conversation will get you …
 
In this episode, we share an incredibly powerful annual planning ritual that can transform your entire year. We break down exactly what to do to set yourself up for success in the new year and show you how to avoid the biggest problems that stop you from achieving your goals. Don't let your 2021 goals become figments of your imagination by springti…
 
What a year! You laughed, you probably cried, and most importantly—you never gave up. You kept growing and pushing through, even on the hard days. How do we know? Because this year you guys downloaded over 12 million episodes of The EntreLeadership Podcast, learning from leadership experts like Seth Godin, Patrick Lencioni and more. So, here’s to y…
 
In this episode, we interviewed author and private investigator Tyler Maroney. We dig into what it’s like to be a private investigator, what’s fact and what’s fiction, and how you can learn to be more engaging, open-minded, and observant like a PI in your own life. Plus there are some incredible stories!…
 
Everyone’s entrepreneurial journey is different, but super successful people tend to have had one thing in common: They had a mentor. Kevin Harrington, entrepreneur and one of the original sharks from Shark Tank, and Mark Timm, serial entrepreneur, share stories from their own mentorship journey—and explain why everyone needs a mentor to achieve wi…
 
In this episode we discuss several seemingly good ideas that are actually quite dangerous. We start with a look at how the immune system can teach us about the vital importance of being “anti-fragile.” We look at lessons from ancient cultural traditions all the way up to modern psychology research to peel back the layers of our current social dialo…
 
Who would’ve thought a little fast-food restaurant serving chicken sandwiches would become a global, industry-leading powerhouse known for its customer service? That’s right, Chick-fil-A’s success isn’t just a result of their delicious food. David Salyers, creator of Spark and former vice president of marketing, growth and hospitality at Chick-fil-…
 
Tom Steding, Ph.D. has been CEO of more than 12 high-tech companies and active chairman of several others. He is co-founder of the Mayfield Alliance with former Facebook Executive Blaise Bertrand. Tom is also the co-founder of Quadrix Partners, providing leadership interventions. He is a “Seal Team Advisor” to the Stanford-Affiliated Alchemical Acc…
 
Have you ever noticed there are some things that just drain all of your energy and others that supercharge you? Speaking at an event may fire you up, while bringing together the details of a large project feels like death by a thousand cuts. What’s that about? Organizational health expert and author Patrick Lencioni says the difference between work…
 
Phil Jones is an international business speaker and bestselling author. Phil has made it his life’s work to completely demystify the sales process. He has gone on to deliver over 2,500 presentations in 57 countries across five continents, training more than two million people (both sales and non-sales professionals, leaders, and experts) to learn h…
 
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