Plan B Success
Plan B Success is a podcast where Rajeev Mudumba shares intriguing and thought-provoking business and personal growth content and interviews inspiring Entrepreneurs and Professionals who have found success through a change, a pivot from what they were doing initially. The show is full of value nuggets for entrepreneurs, professionals, students and you! Are you geared up to learn and absorb from the BEST in the business and apply to achieve success in your own life? Its Rajeev's mission is to get you there!! Changemakers, It's time YOU blaze your Trail!!!
Life Act w/ Tim McLaughlin, Actor, Writer & Director
Timothy McLaughlin, a Hollywood actor, writer, and director for over 25 years, graduated with a BFA in Theater Performance. He worked for Disney MGM Studios and performed in The Indiana Jones Stunt Show. He also performed live shows at Universal Studios Orlando for over 7 years. As an actor and director, he is known for Warrior of Eight Flags (2021), Everybody Hates Chris (2005), and Monk (2002).
In this episode, we review what it takes to last in a highly competitive non-conventional industry...
Identify Burnout & Tackle It!
Think back to the time when you started on a new job.
Weren't you enthusiastic and raring to go? As time passed by, did you experience any changes? Do you still have the same level of enthusiasm or do you sometimes feel beaten and unproductive? Well, if you do have such experiences, you are not alone. Lack of enthusiasm, being unproductive, and not being able to focus are key symptoms of burnout. Yes, it's a serious epidemic in the workplace but can be tackled and even reversed!
Wouldn't You Want To Be Heard?
One thing that everyone wants and longs for is that they should be acknowledged. People want to be heard, to be validated, and acknowledged.
Everyone wants to be understood, their needs and anxieties to be noticed and responded to. It's not agreement they seek, just a listening ear and a response of acknowledgment.
The question is whether you are ready to be the one listening too?
Let's tune in...
Hustling w/ John Paragon, Founder @ Paragon Hustle
John Paragon is a 6 Figure Coach, and a British Racing Champion (Ok that last part isn't true, but he’s working on it)!
'30 Days To Profit' is John's coaching program that takes struggling parents from having zero clarity to launching their perfect business and making their first profit in just 30 days using his "Epic Launch" Blueprint.
In this episode, we discuss how to manage your time, doing things differently to expect different results, and more...
How To Create & Manage Your Own Flow!
Who doesn't enjoy being creative and productive at the same time?
And, it's possible to ensure this lasts for a long time and becomes a habit by mastering your FLOW state!
Flow states are focused and productive. They have triggers that can lead to enhancing them and your output during such phases.
How can you go about creating and managing this powerful state of mind where you are not just highly productive but also feel great?
Let's find out...
How To Ride The FOMO Wave!
Have you ever experienced FOMO - Fear Of Missing Out?
You know, the feeling of uneasiness and anxiety that you may be missing out on what others, perhaps your peers know, do or have knowledge of.
Apparently, you experience such fear when you are not very satisfied with where you are in terms of competence, autonomy, relationships, or overall satisfaction with your life. But, fear not!
There is a way to ride that wave.
Listen and find out!
Mastering Virtual Summits w/ Vamshi Pannala, Founder @ Authority Entrepreneurs
"Authority and influence in your niche are crucial to success in your business today", says Vamshi Pannala, virtual summits coach, podcaster, marketer & entrepreneur.
After losing a job, it was a decision to figure out whether to get another job or become an entrepreneur. Vamshi chose the latter and now, is the founder of Impact Marketing Summit & host of Authority Entrepreneurs Podcast.
In this episode, we discuss how to establish yourself as an authority and grow on your own terms.
How To Develop A Personal Action Plan
It's time to take action!
Action plans help you reach your goals. You are more likely to succeed when you include specific actions that you want to accomplish and hold yourself accountable.
A well-designed action plan can lay a clear path to success. Writing an action plan might seem challenging but it’s worth the work upfront to keep yourself focused later on. Action plans are more for clarity and accountability on your road to success.
Start with yours now!
When The Odds Are Against You!
Have you ever felt cornered, pinned to a wall with no way out?
In such a situation, you may feel like you lack control and have to give in. But, it's not always so!
Learn to believe in your resilience to get up and get out! This is the time to stand your ground. When the odds seem stacked up against you, it can be hard to find a way out. Try changing your perspective, and see everything fall into place.
Take that gamble and see it pay off!
Experiencing Stillness w/ Miranda Mitchell, Human Design Specialist
Learning about yourself is the key to true happiness. Know your power, your potential in life, and step into your true self with confidence and passion so that you live fully aligned with who you are in every given moment.
Miranda Mitchell is an Energetic Alignment Coach & Human Design Specialist who works with entrepreneurs in aligning their energy so that they have a successful business with freedom and ease.
Expand your imagination in possibilities through this interaction.
Roadmap To Your Personal Clarity!
Do you have the courage to pursue what you’ve always wanted or do you dream you had that courage?
While everyone has an opinion about what you should and shouldn't do, what matters most is your own thinking & choices.
Successful people have a roadmap, a clear purpose that aligns their daily life with their long-term aspirations.
Create that roadmap for your own life, don't let only chance be in control. Chance can throw exciting curveballs but a little bit of preparedness harmed no one.
Tune in now!
Finding Personal Clarity!
Have you ever found yourself seeking a sense of direction when in difficult situations or making tough decisions?
It's clarity that you seek so you can make sensible decisions. Gaining clarity can help you overcome distractions, clear the haziness, and help you focus sharply on your goals.
You need to begin your clarity journey by learning about yourself, what you truly want and then, going at it. Know what you want before you decide whether it fulfills you or not.
Listen to find out!
Focused on Jobs w/ Alison Vaughn, Founder & CEO, Jackets For Jobs
For two decades, Jackets for Jobs has assisted more than 30,000 Detroit job-seekers in their quest for employment etiquette, career skills training, and professional attire.
Alison Vaughn is the founder and CEO of the award-winning nonprofit. The organization has been recognized by ABC's "The View," NBC's "Today Show" and Oprah's O Magazine. Vaughn is the author of Ms. Goal Digger: Success is Sexy – A CEO’s Guide to Goal Setting, Dressing the Part, and Having It All.
Let's learn about her journey...
Is The Grass Greener On The Other Side?
When we believe that the grass is greener on the other side, we tend to look at anything but us as the cause of our unhappiness.
Then, we get busy working on things externally to fill our inner vaccum. You may perhaps even cross over the fence into the grass on the other side, get a moment's high, but will ultimately find that the vaccum still exists.
The grass is greener based on where you look. For once, you need to look down at where you stand!
Is the grass really greener on...
Price alone won't win in a competitive market. You go low, and your competition can go lower.
And, the customers, that chose you, no longer view your products & services as valuable.
Anyone can come up with a deal, but to create a distinct brand, you need to look to create value!
Your unique value offering will ultimately control your products and services' destinies and price points.
How do you go about creating and peddling value?
Tune in to find out!
Architecting Businesses w/ Nselaa Ward, CEO @ Ni’ Nava & Associates
Nselaa Ward, Juris Doctor, CEO of Ni’ Nava & Associates (NNA), has a powerful story of entrepreneurial resilience. Nselaa Ward has spoken at TEDx’s around the world, universities, and corporations to deliver her expertise and life-changing story of transcending from a child sex worker in a crack cocaine community to an attorney and ultimately becoming one of the top business architects in the country.
Find out how Nselaa Ward went from Bars to Bars to Bars to Barz, yet no Bars Can Break The Unbreakable.
Have A Plan B!
Like it or not, there's a need for you to have a Plan B!
Life is not on a linear path & not every plan made finds itself fulfilled. Along the way, you need to make adjustments, pivots, and compromises to reach the finish line. Sometimes, after you have been on a path for long, you realize it's not the one you're meant to be on.
The whole notion of having a plan, going all in, burning your bridges to find success is old school. We live in ever-changing times that demand you change as needed...
Live To Work or Work To Live?
Working & living are two important, yet distinct aspects of the way of life as we know it. Yes, work is a very crucial part of our existence, where many of us derive our self-worth and esteem through it. However, it can have the tendency to just envelop our entire lives, if we are unable to separate it from the rest of what life is all about.
So, how do you draw the line between work & life? How do you derive meaning and strength from each to help you flourish all around?
Listen & learn!
Chasing Dreams w/ Raj Subrameyer, Career Coach & Author
Raj Subrameyer is a tech career strategist & the author of Skyrocket Your Career, focused on helping people land their dream jobs & become successful leaders. He is passionate about guiding you to maximize your opportunities & discover your zone of genius. He has been featured in numerous publications, including CEOWorld Magazine, Authority Magazine, Career Addict, Thrive Global, Addicted2Success & The Good Men Project. In this episode, we discuss career strategies for landing and keeping your dream job!
Create More Than You Consume!
You surf social media - consuming.
You listen to a podcast, watch a youtube video, or a Netflix movie - consuming.
You check out your feeds on various apps - consuming.
Our default behavior seems to be to consume!
What about creating? And, it can be as simple as cooking, reading, or doing chores that create an output.
While the majority of us consume more than we create, it's the few that create more than they consume who seem to be successful, happy & fulfilled!
Why and How? Tune in!<...
Should You Fake It Till You Make It?
"Fake it till you make it!" has been an age-old mantra to realize aspirations you have only dreamt of.
But, does it truly work?
Can it work in any situation or is it limited to improving personality traits such as confidence, competence & superior communication skills in yourself that you have aspired to strengthen?
Where is the line between faking in order to instill yourself with strengths and blatant lying?
Are there both useful and harmful effects of faking it?
Listen and find out...
Dabbling in Real Estate w/ Adam Adams, Co-Founder @ BlueSpruce Group
Adam Adams is a multifamily real estate investor & co-founder of BlueSpruce Group. Adam got started in real estate in 2005 and to date, he has partnered or raised capital on several multi-family syndications valued at millions of dollars. Adam talks about how real estate became his profession, obstacles that he overcame and learned from, benefits of investing in multiple markets, surviving the pandemic & how you can succeed in real estate as an investment strategy.
Listen to find out how...
Would You Let Time Manage You?
It's said that time and tide wait for none. Yet, we tend to go about life as though we have unlimited quantities of it. To be able to capitalize on your time, you need to see it as a perishable commodity. Only then, can you learn to respect your time & ensure you maximize value in each moment.
Time can very easily take over your life and while it away, if you don't take control. And, you'll one day wake up to wonder where it all went away & what you did with it!
How do you...
Refresh Your Present!
A bright future is what everyone seeks and foresees. But, to make that possible, you need to rewire and refresh your present. What you do in your present architects the future you seek.
Start with the present, vanquishing your limiting beliefs, changing your attitude and your vision of self, and then, set out on your path to recreate a future you know you want and will make come true!
Here's how to go about it!
All About Your Intuition w/ Sunil Godse, Founder @ Intuitionology
The reason that we make bad decisions is that we ignore our intuition, a powerful subconscious tool that helps us make the right decisions at the right time in any situation we find ourselves in.
To stop people from wasting any more time in their lives making bad decisions, Sunil Godse spent thousands of hours on research & interviews to develop a seven-step process that shows you how to sharpen your intuition so that the only decisions you make are the right ones to move your life forward.
In Search Of Your Spirituality!
Each of us is in search of our connection to the universe. Some may find this intricately linked to their faith & others may find comfort in a personal relationship with God or a higher power. Still, others seek meaning through their connections to nature, art, or their passion.
In general, it includes a sense of connection to something bigger than ourselves & it typically involves a search for meaning in life, simply a deep sense of being alive & healthy relationships.
Listen to enable your search!
The Subtle Art of Delegating Right!
To be able to trust another & let them have free rein in doing things and influencing outcomes is no easy task. Yet, the greatness of leaders lies in how well they delegate. One of the most difficult transitions to make for any leader worth their salt is to go from doing to leading. And, delegation is a key part of that transition. That is the only way to be more impactful & effective as a leader. This is what builds momentum & shapes organizations & endeavors larger than the leader or the team!
The Common Path to Uncommon Success w/ JLD, Founder @ EOFire!
With over 3000 episodes, 100 million downloads & 1.4 million monthly listens, JLD has built a media empire with a massive fan base aptly called ‘Fire Nation’. John Lee Dumas (JLD) is the host of Entrepreneurs on Fire, an award-winning podcast where he interviews the world's most successful Entrepreneurs. Past guests include Tony Robbins, Barbara Corcoran, Gary Vaynerchuk, etc.
In this episode, we discuss his new book, The Common Path to Uncommon Success which maps his journey that you can follow too!
Does Today Have To Suffer For A Better Tomorrow?
At any given point, current times are toiling away for a better future. Is this future too far away? There is no doubt that work today will produce results tomorrow. However, all of today doesn't have to be washed in blood and tears. A bit of care and prudence can make this journey worthwhile and render the future, but only a destination!
How do you make this journey worthwhile?
Tune in now!
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The Span Of Your Attention!
Attention spans are getting shorter in the digital age where you are inundated with information from every medium possible.
How do you regain control of your focus and attention span? How do you ensure you decide where to invest and benefit from it?
How do you build resilience and discipline so you are effective, efficient, and productive with your time and mental span?
Listen to find out!
How To Manage Your Money w/ Patrina Dixon, Founder @ It’$ My Money™
Patrina Dixon, a Personal Finance Expert, Speaker, Award-Winning Author, and host of The Money Exchange Podcast; through her trademark brand, It'$ My Money, runs financial workshops, a blog, & retail products. Her company empowers individuals to break the paycheck-to-paycheck cycle & become financially independent. Patrina has been featured in CNBC, Black Enterprise, Experian, and FOX61 & she is a 100 Women of Color alumna.
In this episode, find out what it takes to break the paycheck to paycheck cycle!
Find Your North Star!
The North Star, or Polaris, is the brightest star in the constellation Ursa Minor. Travelers on land and sea used it to measure their northern extent and to ensure that they were headed in the right direction. Thus, it became the guiding star.
Similarly, you need to find your guiding beacon so you are on the right path in your life. And, it all begins with your purpose.
Listen in to find out how!
Are You Experiencing Pandemic Fatigue?
Pandemic Fatigue and Burnout are real.
Are you experiencing any?
It's easy to be overwhelmed by what we have been facing over the last twelve plus months besides our own share of mother nature's calamities.
Yet, we must fight and we must last!
Listen to find out!
Discussing Human Resources & Relations w/ Brett Cooper & Evans Kerrigan, Founders @ Integris Performance Advisors
Through Integris Performance Advisors, Brett Cooper & Evans Kerrigan help professionals build work relationships that work! Over the last twenty years, they’ve influenced thousands of people in government, non-profits, and corporate America to work together in more productive, effective, and human ways. Their new book, "Solving The People Problem" was listed first on Entrepreneur Magazine’s “Must Read” list for 2021.
In this episode, we discuss the crux of the people problem & how to work on it now.
You, the listeners are invited to take the emotional intelligence survey at SolvingThe PeopleProblem and enter the access code “Pla...
Are You A Free Thinker?
Have you ever wondered how much you need to unlearn before you relearn?
To be a free thinker, someone who relies on their own common sense to take decisions and follow up, it's important to let go of ideas, beliefs, and assumptions that you have gathered over the years, more from the environment you live in than anything else.
And, then will emerge the free thinker in you for who, there are no limits.
Tune in to learn how to become one!
Possibility For Greatness!
The possibility of greatness lies in front of each one of us. Some block it with misgivings that it's based on destiny while others see it as for someone else but them.
However, the possibility of greatness has always been within your grasp, provided you break your mental shackles and know in yourself, that it's not someone else who needs to permit you to push boundaries but yourself.
It starts with your imagination and hard work, backed by belief in self.
You are destined for greatness. Take it!
Contemplating the Entrepreneur Lifestyle w/ Chris Michael Harris, Founder @ StartupU
Chris Michael Harris (CMH) is the founder of StartupU, an interactive online learning platform that teaches entrepreneurs how to take an idea or an existing business & turn it into a highly successful & profitable company.
Having founded, bootstrapped & scaled multiple startups to 7+ Figures in his mid-to-late twenties, Chris excels in taking concepts from the idea stage to traction & growth in extremely rapid succession. He is also the Entrepreneur in Residence for a Silicon Valley-based Accelerator Program, Founder Institute, and the host of the podcast, Entrepreneur Hour.
In this episode, we revisit his entrepreneurial life and also, d...
Was There Any Good From The Pandemic?
The Covid-19 pandemic has been one of the worst we have seen in our lifetime.
With rising numbers of the ones being infected, and those dying, the entire world was affected.
With all of us facing the same challenge, there was no other way to tackle it but to come together and act as one community, one team.
This just makes us wonder as to what good came out of this pandemic?
Yes, there is a silver lining too that we should count upon.
Tune in to review the...
No Man Is An Island!
Have you looked at an island?
Beautiful, isn't it?
How do you think would be the experience of living there by yourself?
What if I said, not for a week but, for a year!
Now, not so exciting I guess!
No one is an island, we are all interconnected and only thrive, when we act as a community, as one world.
Tune in to learn the misgivings of being an island and how not to be one...
Finding Your Way Thru Humor w/ Dan Decapua, The Funny Agent!
Daniel Decapua's goal has always been to get a standing ovation from both his audience & his clients. Before his successful career in Real Estate, he toured as a standup comedian performing on cruise ships, in colleges and comedy clubs all over the country. He is the owner of The Spotlight Home Team in Ann Arbor, MI which sold 287 homes in 2020, and has over 400 positive reviews on Zillow. But, his success is due to his funny bone & his notion to not take life as seriously. Tune in to listen to his mantra!