The Real Stories
Behind Success


Your Biggest Crisis Isn’t Money – Mike Flynn

Did you know that your biggest crisis in life isn’t money? What it all comes down to is knowing your purpose in life and living it out. How do you do that? Where do you even start? On this episode of BeFulfilled, you’ll hear from business leader and podcaster, Mike Flynn. Mike opens up about his life including the low of weight struggles to the high of starting a podcast to meet and learn from top leaders and thinkers. Through it all, Mike reflects on the power of knowing his purpose and living with intention. If you are ready for a healthy dose of motivation, you’ve come the right place! Don’t miss this powerful and inspiring episode with Mike!

Where do you go after hitting rock bottom?

How would you react if your financial situation completely collapsed right under your feet? Do you think you’d be able to bounce back quickly or would it send you into a tailspin? On this episode of BeFulfilled, Mike Flynn describes a time in his life when he hit rock bottom both financially and personally. After the financial downturn in 2008, Mike’s professional situation and his personal health took a downward path, he gained weight and he was ready to throw in the towel at work. It all changed for Mike when he had an “Ah ha moment” at a mastermind he regularly attended. The guest speaker asked, “What is your one thing?” and from that moment on, Mike was able to focus on what really mattered in his life, his family. To hear more about Mike’s story and how he found purpose and success after disappointment, make sure to listen to this episode!  

Can you imagine what it would look like to go through life without purpose or meaning? How in the world could you expect to encounter personal or professional success if you don’t know your purpose in life? On this episode of BeFulfilled, Mike Flynn shares his definition of success and how he lives his life focused on something more important than dollar signs. Success, according to Mike is an internally driven choice we make, day in and day out. Mike encourages leaders like you to stay away from the trap of materialism and its narrow definition of success. Do some soul searching and identify your purpose in life, then the success will follow. Make sure to listen to this episode to hear more helpful lessons and insights!

The Four Pillars of Peak Performance.

Over the course of your career, can you identify key moments when your perspective shifted? How did that happen? Was it an experience that caused you change or did someone help you along the way? On this episode of BeFulfilled, Mike Flynn shares his “Four Pillars of Peak Performance.” These four pillars were developed after he spent time considering how he could improve his life and the lives of those around him.

  • Position
  • Engagement
  • Action
  • Kinetic

Listen to this episode as Mike shares how he developed the four pillars, how you can use them in your life, why they are so effective, and much more! Don’t be content with sitting on the sidelines, get in the game!

The drive to push forward and open up to new perspectives.

How do you connect with new people and expand your horizons? Do you just hope that it will happen to you? If you want to grow as an individual, you’ve got to open up your social circle and meet new people. How else will you find the motivation and drive to push forward in life? On this episode of BeFulfilled, Mike Flynn talks about why he started his podcast, The Impact Entrepreneur. Mike didn’t start the podcast to make money, he started it as a way to follow his purpose and help others in the process. Do you need a shot of inspiration in your life? Learn from Mike’s story and discover how you can tap into the courage you need to go out there and seize opportunities!

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • [0:30] Tony introduces his guest, Mike Flynn.
  • [2:00] Mike’s definition of success.
  • [4:00] The story of Mike giving an inspirational talk to cows.
  • [6:00] Mike talks about his journey and a moment of hitting rock bottom.
  • [11:00] The 4 Pillars of Peak Performance.
  • [12:30] Mike’s weight loss journey. Choosing to make changes.
  • [17:00] The benefit of mastermind groups and getting outside perspectives.
  • [20:00] Mike talks about why he loves his podcast.
  • [22:30] Advice Mike would give to entrepreneurs just starting out.
  • [25:30] The biggest struggles Mike has faced in life.
  • [27:30] What keeps Mike focused?
  • [32:00] The Fulfilment Round with Mike.

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