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Classic Influence: Timeless Lessons from the Legends

Focused on the strategic application of the wisdom of history, Classic Influence is an adventurous exploration of the heroes of history and the timeless lessons we can learn from the champions, titans and legends of leadership, influence, and power. Listen in as your host—the Harvard and Columbia trained researcher, author, and speaker, Dr. Johnny Welch, M.B.A.—unveils the hidden blueprints, unlocks the key secrets, and reveals the practical insight and timeless wisdom of history’s saints, sages, sinners and superstars of success. Discover the strategies, tactics, tips and mental tools you can use to master the power and praxis of leadership and influence to achieve your own most daring dreams and goals.
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Oct 26, 2016

In this episode of the Classic Influence Podcast, we examine a revealing experience of Theodore Roosevelt in the Dakota Badlands. We’ll also explore a few lessons we can learn from his experience as well as a few of the tactics he used for overcoming his fear. We also look briefly at Eleanor Roosevelt’s experience during the women’s rights movement, and her approach to dealing with her own fears. This episode emphasizes the importance of both your actions and beliefs in regards to fear and how to adopt the most resourceful mindset about confidence and courage, one that will serve you throughout your life.

If you like this show, please share it with a friend. Also, please check out the book, Mastering the Power of Grit. Following a similar format as this show, shared through their own compelling stories, Mastering the Power of Grit reveals the timeless lessons learned from the legends of grit and the corresponding strategies, tactics, tips and tools you can use to master the power of grit to achieve your own most daring dreams and goals.

For show notes, music credits, sources for quotes, and other works cited, as well as any relevant pictures, maps, graphics, updates and more, visit us online at http://www.classicinfluence.com/show

Sep 9, 2016

In this episode of the Classic Influence Podcast, we look at the strategy Walter Chrysler used to crack into the automobile manufacturing business. We explore a few lessons we can learn from Chrysler, as well as a couple of short anecdotes from other historical legends, including General Stonewall Jackson and theoretical physicist Albert Einstein. This episode emphasizes the value of maintaining perspective, optimizing time, and hustling while you wait.

If you’re enjoying this show, please share it with a friend. Also, please check out my new book, Mastering the Power of Grit. Following the same format of this show, shared through their own compelling stories, Mastering the Power of Grit reveals the timeless lessons learned from the legends of grit and the corresponding strategies, tactics, tips and tools you can use to master the power of grit to achieve your own most daring dreams and goals.

For show notes, music credits, sources for quotes, and other works cited, as well as any relevant pictures, maps, graphics, updates and more, visit us online at http://www.classicinfluence.com/show

Aug 20, 2016

In this episode of the Classic Influence Podcast, we explore the story of Scottish buccaneer and navigator Alexander Selkirk—the inspiration behind the legend of Robinson Crusoe—and the wisdom and insights we can gain from his experience as a castaway on an uninhabited island off the coast of Chile.  We explore the significance of self-reliance and resourcefulness, and the need to lean into your challenges.

If you like this show, I encourage you to check out the book, Mastering the Power of Grit. Following the same format of this show, shared through their own compelling stories, Mastering the Power of Grit reveals the timeless lessons learned from the legends of grit and the corresponding strategies, tactics, tips and tools you can use to master the power of grit to achieve your own most daring dreams and goals.

For show notes, music credits, sources for quotes, and other works cited, as well as any relevant pictures, maps, graphics, updates and more, visit us online at http://www.classicinfluence.com/show

Aug 12, 2016

In this episode of the Classic Influence Podcast, we explore the success philosophy of the legendary seducer Giacomo Casanova. We also touch on some of the overlapping ideas from thinkers as diverse as Ralph Waldo Emerson and Andrew Carnegie.

If you like this show, I encourage you to check out my new book, Mastering the Power of Grit. Following the same format of this show, shared through their own compelling stories, Mastering the Power of Grit reveals the timeless lessons learned from the legends of grit, and the corresponding strategies, tactics, tips and tools you can use to master the power of grit to achieve your own most daring dreams and goals.

For show notes, music credits, sources for quotes, and other works cited, as well as any relevant pictures, maps, graphics, updates and more, visit us online at http://www.classicinfluence.com/show

Aug 5, 2016

In this episode of the Classic Influence Podcast, we’ll look at the development of the H-4 Hercules (Howard Hughes’ Spruce Goose), around the time of World War II, and the lessons we can learn from Howard Hughes' experience, including the importance of commitment, risk, hard work, follow through and conviction. We’ll also discuss one of the secrets of Hughes’ success.

If you like this show, I encourage you to check out my new book, Mastering the Power of Grit. Following the same format of this show, shared through their own compelling stories, Mastering the Power of Grit reveals the timeless lessons learned from the legends of grit, and the corresponding strategies, tactics, tips and tools you can use to master the power of grit to achieve your own most daring dreams and goals. It’s available as both an ebook and a paperback on Amazon.

For show notes, music credits, sources for quotes, and other works cited, as well as any relevant pictures, maps, graphics, updates and more, visit us online at http://www.classicinfluence.com/show

Jul 29, 2016

In this episode of the Classic Influence Podcast, we’ll explore the vision of Walt Disney, the role that a great dream or grand aspiration plays in ensuring your success, and how you can cultivate your dream until it becomes your own fantastic obsession.

If you like this show, I encourage you to check out my new book, Mastering the Power of Grit. Following the same format of this show, shared through their own compelling stories, Mastering the Power of Grit reveals the timeless lessons learned from the legends of grit, and the corresponding strategies, tactics, tips and tools you can use to master the power of grit to achieve your own most daring dreams and goals. It’s available as both an ebook and a paperback on Amazon.

For show notes, music credits, sources for quotes, and other works cited, as well as any relevant pictures, maps, graphics, updates and more, visit us online at http://www.classicinfluence.com/show

 

Jul 22, 2016

In this episode of the Classic Influence Podcast, we look at John F. Kennedy’s decision to run for President, the pushback he faced from within his own party, and the lessons we can learn from his response, including the critical importance of being the master of your own fate.

If you like this show, I encourage you to check out my new book, Mastering the Power of Grit. Following the same format of this show, shared through their own compelling stories, Mastering the Power of Grit reveals the timeless lessons learned from the legends of grit, and the corresponding strategies, tactics, tips and tools you can use to master the power of grit to achieve your own most daring dreams and goals. It’s available as both an ebook and a paperback on Amazon.

For show notes, music credits, sources for quotes, and other works cited, as well as any relevant pictures, maps, graphics, updates and more, visit us online at http://www.classicinfluence.com/show

Jul 22, 2016

In this episode of the Classic Influence Podcast, we’ll explore the role and importance of initiative and the ownership mindset in your success. Drawing on the experience of Captain Andrew Rowan and President McKinley’s famous “message to Garcia” during Cuba’s war of independence from Spain, as well as the reception of Elbert Hubbard’s essay, “A Message to Garcia,” you’ll begin to see the surprising influence of men and women of initiative. You will also discover the one factor that makes this quality so essential to your success.

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