Finding the NEXTLevel

Bringing you the best strategies, tech, tools, and mindset to take your business or side hustle to the next level. I'm your host, Ken. In each episode, I'll be sharing practical tips, inspiring stories, and expert insight to help you create a life and career you love. So buckle up and get ready to find your path to success. WARNING!! Results may include, but are not limited to: finding purpose, unlocking your God given potential, and reaching the NEXTLevel of growth and impact personally, professionally, and spiritually. Each episode, we delve into one the 5 keys to success: mindset, purpose, relationships, health, and wealth. Our goal is to provide actionable insights and practical tools that will help you overcome challenges and achieve success on your path to greatness. Tune in and get ready to elevate your life to the NEXTLevel.

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Master the Art of Storytelling: Pipdecks' Story Building Cards for Effective Communication
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Get 10% of your entire order of PIPDecks.In this episode, I want to share with you a fascinating product called Pipdecks that has the potential to completely transform the way you approach speeches, presentations, and podcasts. Pipdecks is essentially like a set of flashcards designed to help you develop in different areas of life and business. One aspect of Pipdecks that particularly caught my attention was their storytelling tactics.Let me tell you, Pipdecks has a game-changing story building system that utilizes cards covering various sections such as exploration, characters, function, structure, style, organize, and recipe. By following these cards, it guides you through the process of effortlessly crafting a compelling story that suits your specific needs.Whether you're a podcaster, presenter, or storyteller, Pipdecks is an invaluable tool that has the power to captivate your audience and effectively convey your message. I was blown away by the incredible potential of using Pipdecks in my own endeavors.To make things even better, I've included a link in the show notes where you can get an exclusive 10% discount off your entire order of Pipdecks. I do earn a commission from this product, but i genuinely believe in its capabilities and would only recommend products that i truly stand behind.So, if you're looking to take your storytelling skills to the next level and have a real impact with your work, I highly encourage you to check out Pipdecks. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to improve your storytelling abilities and create meaningful connections with your audience. Happy storybuilding!
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Published Friday
The Essential Rules for Engagement: Building Strong Relationships
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In this part of our conversation, we delve into the rules of engagement that I learned from one of my esteemed mentors. These rules are invaluable in helping us show up fully in every interaction, particularly when it comes to developing strong client relationships. The first rule that I learned is to lead with love. This emphasizes the importance of approaching others with empathy and compassion, treating them as we would want to be treated ourselves. By embracing this mindset, we can create a positive and supportive environment that fosters trust and connection.The second rule is to be curious first and critical second. This encourages us to approach conversations and disagreements with an open mind, seeking to understand the perspectives of others before passing judgment. By doing so, we can foster meaningful dialogue and build bridges of understanding.Next, we explore the concept of being a learner rather than a knower. This rule reminds us to always remain humble and open to new knowledge. No matter how experienced or knowledgeable we may be, there is always room to learn and grow. By adopting a learner's mindset, we can continuously improve ourselves and stay receptive to new ideas.The fourth rule highlights the importance of finding the gift or lesson in every situation. Even when faced with challenges or setbacks, there is always an opportunity for growth and learning. By maintaining a positive outlook and looking for the lessons, we can transform difficult situations into valuable experiences.Moving on to the fifth rule, we discuss the practice of full presence listening. This involves giving our undivided attention to others during conversations, actively engaging in what they have to say. By eliminating distractions and truly listening, we can foster deeper connections and understand people on a more profound level.The sixth rule encourages us to share wisdom rather than merely dispensing good advice. This means drawing from our own experiences and offering insights that have been truly earned. By sharing our wisdom with others, we can provide valuable guidance and help them navigate their own journeys.The seventh rule emphasizes the importance of win-win interactions or no deal at all. When engaging with others, it is crucial to seek mutual benefit and strive for outcomes that satisfy everyone involved. By focusing on win-win scenarios, we can build stronger relationships and foster a spirit of collaboration.Lastly, we explore the eighth rule, which revolves around honoring immersion. This means eliminating distractions and fully immersing ourselves in the present moment, whether it be during conversations or in our work. By practicing mindfulness and being fully present, we can make the most of each experience and cultivate a deeper sense of fulfillment.In conclusion, remembering and embodying these rules of engagement can greatly enhance our interactions and relationships with others. By leading with love, embracing curiosity, staying open to learning, finding the lessons in every situation, practicing full presence listening, sharing wisdom, seeking win-win outcomes, and honoring immersion, we can create meaningful connections and contribute to a more harmonious world.
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Published Thursday
Stop Doing This NOW!
Sign up for the Solo Entrepreneur Growth & Well Being conference.In this episode, we delve into the challenges of being overwhelmed by various responsibilities and how to find focus amidst the chaos. As the main speaker, I share my personal experiences of running a construction business, coaching and consulting, managing a farm, and owning a cleaning business. The weight of these multiple ventures has left me feeling overwhelmed and scattered. To visually represent this struggle, I sent out an email with an image depicting the scattered energy. Recognizing the importance of consciously managing these diverse responsibilities, I discuss the need to clear out the chaos and maintain focus. This may even involve the difficult decision of eliminating a business that we enjoy and excel at. However, this sacrifice is necessary for finding clarity and purpose in our pursuits.To address these challenges and provide support to fellow solo entrepreneurs facing similar struggles, we have organized the Solo Entrepreneur Growth and Well-being Conference. This conference, taking place next week, features an array of influential speakers who will share their insights and strategies for finding focus amidst the overwhelm.During the conference, I will be delivering a talk focused on the power of purpose and shifting energy towards moving in one clear direction. By attending this event, solo entrepreneurs can gain valuable knowledge and guidance to help them navigate their own journeys. Register today and join us in this transformative event that promises to provide the tools and inspiration needed to achieve growth and well-being as a solo entrepreneur.
Published Wednesday
Flipping the Script: Is the "Soundtrack" True, Helpful, or Kind?
In this episode, we delve into John Acuff's book, which explores the impact of the soundtracks we play in our minds. These soundtracks directly influence our actions and achievements in life. The objective of the book is to shift these soundtracks from holding us back to supporting us in achieving our goals. To determine whether a soundtrack is worth keeping or discarding, we are encouraged to ask three important questions.The first question we should ask ourselves is, "Is it true?" Often, we find ourselves believing things that are not entirely true or are completely false. These beliefs may arise from past experiences or long-held narratives. It is crucial for us to critically examine these soundtracks and assess their truthfulness.The second question to consider is, "Is it helpful?" Even if a soundtrack may not be entirely true, it might still serve a purpose or add value in specific situations. However, we must evaluate whether it contributes positively to our lives. For instance, someone not liking us may be true, but we need to question whether it genuinely helps our happiness and progress.The final question we need to ask ourselves is, "Is it kind?" We need to determine whether the soundtrack we are listening to is kind and supportive towards ourselves. Does it make us feel better and encourage us, or does it bring us down? Our self-talk plays a significant role in influencing the way we live and what we achieve. Therefore, it is essential to ensure that our soundtracks are kind and supportive.Ultimately, the beliefs we hold and the things we tell ourselves shape our lives and determine our achievements. That is why we should continually evaluate our soundtracks, questioning whether they are true, helpful, and kind. By doing so, we can replace negative patterns with positive and empowering thoughts that support our growth and success.
Published Tuesday
More than one way to get to 10: The path to finding PURPOSE
In today's episode, we delve into the fascinating concept of finding purpose in life. We explore the idea that just as there are numerous ways to reach the number 10, there are countless ways to discover and fulfill our purpose. We firmly believe that purpose entails leveraging our unique gifts, interests, talents, abilities, and personality to leave a positive impact on others.However, we also emphasize that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to uncovering and implementing our purpose. Each individual has their own distinctive path to follow, one that resonates with their core values and aspirations. While we have crafted our own definition of purpose and developed a method that works for us, we acknowledge that it may not be the ultimate solution for everyone.Instead, we encourage our listeners to seek out individuals who inspire and resonate with them. By learning from these individuals and exploring their methodologies, we can discern if their approaches align with our own goals and values. It is crucial to recognize that there are infinite possibilities when it comes to reaching our desired results. Therefore, it is essential not to become fixated on the notion that there is only one definitive right way.Ultimately, we urge our audience to take the first step on their journey towards purpose, remaining open to adaptation and growth along the way. Our paths may evolve and transform as we gain new insights and experiences. Through it all, the most important thing is to engage in meaningful and impactful work that aligns with our purpose and brings about positive change. So, let's embrace the infinite possibilities available to us and embark on this incredible journey of purpose together.
Published Monday
"And" VS "But"
In this bonus episode, we dive into the power of words and how a simple change in our language can have a profound impact on our conversations, relationships, and overall worldview. Today, we specifically explore the difference between using the words "and" and "but" in our everyday interactions.Language is a remarkable tool that can either create bridges or build barriers in our interactions with others. By replacing the word "but" with "and," we can create bridges that promote what we are pursuing rather than creating opposition.The word "but" often implies contradiction or disagreement, while "and" allows us to build upon someone else's ideas, acknowledging their value and suggesting enhancements. By using "and," we are able to connect ideas that may not have coexisted before, encouraging collaboration, open-mindedness, and constructive dialogue.Just imagine the potential impact this small linguistic shift could have on our lives and the world. By replacing "but" with "and," we can foster stronger connections, find common ground, and create solutions that benefit everyone.In personal relationships, using "and" instead of "but" allows us to express our needs without creating a cutoff or barrier. It promotes understanding, empathy, and the coexistence of multiple perspectives. While there may still be situations where "but" is appropriate, being mindful of when to use "and" can bring grace and respect to our conversations, making them flow more smoothly.So, let's challenge ourselves to consider using "and" instead of "but" in our future conversations and witness the transformative impact it has on our relationships. Let's harness the power of language to build bridges and foster understanding. Together, we can create a world where our words uplift and connect rather than divide. Let's do good work.
Published 09/15
Building Meaningful Relationships: Unlocking the Power of Local Connections for Business Growth
In our Building Small Business Men's Mastermind, we recently had a fascinating call with Daniel Andrews from Network in Action. During the call, Daniel shared some incredible insights on how to go beyond traditional networking and actually build meaningful relationships with others in your industry. One of the key takeaways from our conversation was the importance of connecting with individuals who have parallel audiences or clients. Daniel emphasized that, as a business owner, it's crucial to seek out relationships with professionals who serve the same target audience as you do. For example, if you're a realtor, it would be beneficial to establish connections with lending agents, insurance agents, and even local tourism centers. By aligning your business with others that cater to your target audience, you can expand your network and increase your chances of receiving referrals. A similar approach applies to other industries as well. If you're in construction, for instance, it would be wise to forge relationships with those at the hardware store or other professionals involved in the construction industry. The key here is to focus on collaboration and providing impactful services, rather than solely seeking personal gain. By building a network of trusted professionals who offer high-quality work and consistently deliver satisfied clients, you can greatly enhance your business growth. Overall, Daniel's insights shed light on the significance of nurturing relationships within your industry and using those connections to generate referrals and expand your network. It's not just about networking for the sake of networking; it's about building strong relationships that have a real impact on your business.
Published 09/14
Unleashing Your Best: Lessons Learned from the Game of Baseball
In today's episode, I want to share something exciting with you. The Atlanta Braves, my favorite baseball team, just won their division for the sixth consecutive time! Now, I understand that not everyone may be interested in baseball, but hey, it's my podcast, and I get to talk about what I want. What impresses me the most about this year's Braves team is their exceptional hitting. While their pitching may not be as strong as before, their ability to hit the ball out of the park is outstanding. In fact, they are on track to break the record for the most home runs in a single season. Watching them play has been an absolute blast.This got me thinking about how baseball, just like life and business, has its strengths and weaknesses. The Braves understand the importance of focusing on what they are truly great at and letting the other aspects support their strengths. If they were to prioritize improving their pitching at the expense of their hitting, it simply wouldn't work. They need to lean into their strengths.And the same concept applies to you in your own life and work. It's crucial to identify your biggest strengths and embrace them fully. What are you truly excellent at? What sets you apart from others? Lean into that and let it be your foundation. Of course, it doesn't mean neglecting other areas, but rather, allowing them to fill in the gaps and support your strengths.So, take a moment to reflect on your own unique talents and abilities. What makes you exceptional? Once you've identified your strengths, harness them and channel your energy into doing exceptional work. Remember, just like the Atlanta Braves, success comes from focusing on what you're best at and letting everything else support you.I hope this little reflection inspires you to embrace your strengths and pursue excellence in your own endeavors. Remember, do good work and watch the magic happen.
Published 09/13
The Missing Piece: Uncovering the Deeper Purpose of Work
In this episode, we delve into the concept of turning a problem into a solution and how it can help in various aspects of life. The main speaker begins by sharing their personal struggle with their construction business, where they no longer find passion and face difficulties with finding reliable workers. With projects often delayed and a busy schedule, they ponder upon creative solutions. A key realization is that some people believe it's hard to find a good job, while others believe it's difficult to find good help. This clash arises from the desire for high-quality work at a low cost. To navigate this, the speaker emphasizes the importance of providing the best service possible and charging what the service is worth. They share an anecdote of a client comparing their construction services to a good dentist, highlighting the value and loyalty that comes with exceptional work. Inspired by this, the speaker has found a solution to their dilemma – starting a small business under their coaching and consulting company, Empowering Forward Momentum. Here, they help men discover their natural talents and build businesses that create positive impacts while also providing for themselves and their families. The goal is to make a bigger impact and fill the void in the market for individuals seeking work and desiring control over their time and finances. The speaker acknowledges that building a business is challenging, but with the right support and guidance, obstacles can be overcome. They encourage listeners to reflect on the problem they are solving in life and strive to make a difference through their work.
Published 09/12
The Solo Entrepreneur Growth and Wellbeing Conference: A Game-Changer for Your Business and Life
Link to register for the Solo Entrepreneur Growth and Well-Being Conference.Hey everyone, welcome back to the show! Today, I want to share something really exciting with you. It's the Solo Entrepreneur Growth and Wellbeing Conference, and it's happening from September 25th to 27th. This conference is going to be a game-changer for all of you solo entrepreneurs out there who are looking to level up in every aspect of your life.We have put together an amazing lineup of topics that are going to transform the way you approach both your personal and professional relationships. From holistic harmonization to dismantling the burden of content creation, we have sessions that will dive deep into the areas that matter most to you.One of the talks that I'm particularly excited about is the one on purpose. As you know, I often discuss the importance of finding your why and aligning it with your business. This session is going to provide valuable insights and strategies on how to discover and live your purpose to the fullest.But that's not all! We also have sessions on achieving the ultimate return on investment, empathetic selling, and building relationships that truly matter. These topics are going to give you the skills and knowledge you need to take your business to new heights.And here's the best part - the conference is completely free! You can attend all the talks or just the ones that interest you the most. We want to make sure that everyone has access to this valuable content, so mark your calendars and get ready to learn and grow.But wait, there's more! We're going to wrap up the conference with a special offer exclusively for attendees. Trust me, you won't want to miss out on this opportunity to take your life and business to the next level.So what are you waiting for? Head over to our website and sign up for the conference. Let's make this event a huge success and help solo entrepreneurs overcome overwhelm in both their businesses and personal lives. I can't wait to see all of you there!
Published 09/11
Celebrating 150 Episodes 💥
In this milestone 150th episode, we take a moment to reflect on the journey we have embarked on together. As we start the conversation, I want to remind you all to take care of yourselves and take the time to recharge this weekend. Despite the upbeat tone of my podcasts, there are times when I feel overwhelmed and like I'm drowning. It's crucial to check in on your friends and make sure they're doing okay too. I genuinely appreciate the friends who do that for me.Recently, I've come to a realization that I have taken on too much, and it's impacting the quality of my work. I can't escape the consequences of my own choices. But rather than presenting myself as an expert, I want you to see me as someone who is constantly learning and growing. That's the mindset I bring to every episode.As we dive into today's conversation, I have the pleasure of speaking with Georg, the CEO of Auphonic. Auphonic is an all-in-one audio post-production web tool that aims to enhance the quality of podcasts. Georg shares how Auphonic utilizes advanced AI algorithms to make podcast production more efficient and professional.One of the standout features of Auphonic is the Intelligent Leveler, which automatically adjusts the audio levels to ensure a consistent listening experience for your audience. Furthermore, Auphonic offers Noise Reduction, AutoEQ, and a host of other functionalities to enhance the sound quality of your podcasts.Georg's passion for creating a user-friendly tool that simplifies audio post-production shines through as we discuss the various benefits and applications of Auphonic. Whether you're an experienced podcaster or just starting out, Auphonic can be an invaluable asset in improving the sound quality of your recordings.As we wrap up this special episode, I want to express my gratitude to all of you for being a part of this journey. I encourage you to share this 150th episode with a friend and continue spreading the word about the podcast. I believe that we all have the capacity to learn and grow, and together, we can achieve great things.So take this weekend to reflect on what you truly want, by understanding what it is that you don't want. And remember, this is only the beginning. Here's to the next 150 episodes! Keep doing good work and stay tuned for more exciting content.
Published 09/08
Unrealized Growth = Untapped Potential
Telegram channel for updatesTelegram group to chat and connectIn this episode, we delve into the concept of finding our purpose and living a life of growth and impact. We explore the idea that instead of simply going through the motions and prioritizing money, we should focus on aligning our actions with our purpose. Personally, I have identified "growth" and "impact" as the defining words for my life. I am committed to continuously growing in all aspects and making a meaningful impact with everything I do. Even the simplest activities, like spending time with friends, can contribute to personal growth and have a positive impact on a smaller scale. However, it is crucial to think beyond the immediate and strive for a greater purpose.To help others discover their own defining words, I have created a formula: "unrealized growth equals untapped potential." By neglecting personal growth and failing to put in the necessary effort, we limit our potential for impact. We may only operate at a fraction of what we are truly capable of. However, when we actively pursue growth and adopt a mindset of continuous learning, we unlock unlimited potential for impact.It is important to remember that growth and impact may not always be immediate or apparent. However, we must persist and remain committed to learning, growing, and positively influencing others. This is how I aim to fulfill my mission of growth and impact in life, and I invite others to join our Telegram group, "Finding the Next Level," to share their own life missions.Let's strive to do good work, continuously grow, and make a meaningful difference in the world.
Published 09/07