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YoPro Wealth: Wealth with a Capital "W" (Part 2)

YoPro Wealth: Wealth with a Capital "W" (Part 2)
Feb 14, 2014 by August Turak
Austin Netzley - Host of YoPro Wealth

Some of the keys to true wealth have nothing to do with money directly. And this episode of YoPro Wealth, you will learn what we mean and how to achieve 'Wealth' with a capital "W". This is the 2nd half of Austin Netzley's discussion with August Turak, the New York Times bestselling author of Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks. Click here to listen.

For anybody in business or looking to achieve more success in any area of your life, this podcast will inspire you immensely!  I know that this interview will inspire you as much as it has inspired me."  – Austin Netzley In This Podcast, You'll Learn: The quickest way to Wealth. Why...

YoPro Wealth: Austin Asks August About the Secrets to Business & Life (Part 1)

YoPro Wealth: Austin Asks August About the Secrets to Business & Life (Part 1)
Feb 13, 2014 by August Turak
Do you want the secret to business and life? Well, this is the podcast is for you. And a free bonus for you: this secret also helps you get as much financial wealth as you could ever imagine. Austin Netzley interviews August Turak and asks about the secrets to business and life on his podcast, YoPro Wealth. Click here to listen.

The YoPro Wealth podcast  is hosted by Austin Netzley as he interviews successful Millionaires, Investors, Financial Planners, Authors & Entrepreneurs! discovered by Player FM and our community. [Read More] I know that this interview will inspire you as much as it has inspired me. Our discussion went long since August has such a great amount of wisdom to share, so the interview is split...

Tears and Cheers: A Touching Moment in an Unexpected Place

Tears and Cheers: A Touching Moment in an Unexpected Place
Feb 09, 2014 by August Turak
I went to the hockey game last night. During a commercial break they featured a girl of about ten whose father is in the military in Afghanistan. Her Dad surprised her by appearing on the Jumbo-tron. He told her how much he loved her as her eyes welled up with tears. He promised to "be home soon."

Then suddenly her father appeared in uniform walking toward her! The crowd was just as surprised as the little girl and, as she rushed toward her Dad to be swept into his arms, the sold out audience stood and cheered....and cheered...and CHEERED.

The crowd cheered for so long that the game was delayed for a couple minutes as the players joined in by banging their...

What Your Kids Need to Know About Leadership

What Your Kids Need to Know About Leadership
Feb 05, 2014 by August Turak
Great leadership is not a skill. Leadership relies on values and attitudes. Here is one attitude that every great leader has. Every month I have dinner with a group of local executives and entrepreneurs. Ostensibly we gather to discuss an assigned reading, but more often than not the conversation devolves into sharing “war stories.” At one meeting, a highly successful serial entrepreneur told us that upon graduating from high school he decided to take a couple years off, travel the country, and “grow up a little.” Every time he was ready to move on in search of fresh adventures, he would head to the pilot’s lounge at the local private airport. Parking himself near the telephone, he would eavesdrop on pilots...

Food for Thought

Food for Thought
Feb 04, 2014 by August Turak
Who Is Exploiting Who?

Years ago I read a fascinating biology book about how animals and plants "manipulate" and "exploit" people. From a biological perspective the goal of the game is to pass on genes.

From this perspective while an apple tree's competitors are busy going it alone and perhaps going extinct, the apple tree has shanghaied human beings into doing all the heavy lifting involved in survival and reproduction. While we may THINK we are "exploiting" the apple tree for its apples, in fact that apple tree is "baiting" us with apples just like a flower baits bees with pollen. In this sense we are the "suckers" not the apple tree.

If you buy the biological argument then the same might be...

Turak on Blog Talk Radio: Be Successful in Business Despite Your Spirituality

Turak on Blog Talk Radio: Be Successful in Business Despite Your Spirituality
Feb 03, 2014 by August Turak
Do you believe that spirtuality and financial success do not go hand in hand?  Well, the Trappist Monks have instituted a business model that is wildly successful. Luckily for us, it is also highly repeatable. August Turak, author of Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks, explains that if you are spending all of your time focusing on the bottom line, you are wasting your time. Rather, service and selflessness is the core principle to success.  August learned directly from the monks that you can have success and happiness at the same time.  He shares the formula for applying the Trappist monk model of mission, personal transformation and community to secular business success. Join the discussion on Blog Talk Radio as Turak explains how the...

We're All Salesmen

We're All Salesmen
Jan 22, 2014 by August Turak
Jim Collins, my wonderful boss at what is now the A&E Network used to say: “Remember Augie, everybody got a boss. The vice president reports to the president. The president reports to the CEO. The CEO reports to the chairman of the board, and the chairman reports to his wife. All God’s children got a boss.”

Alfred North Whitehead said that the European philosophical tradition is just a series of foot notes to Plato. Many of my ideas are just foot notes to Jim Collins, and one of those ideas is, like it or not, all God’s children are in sales as well.

At heart sales is just the science of persuasion, and every day in many different ways our own success...

My Carolina Today - After The Show: August Turak

Jan 15, 2014 by August Turak
WNCN: My Carolina Today with Mike Morse and Valonda Calloway

August Turak talks to Mike and Valonda on WNCN’s My Carolina Today about the business secrets he learned by working with the Trappist Monks. They had so many questions that they asked Turak to stay after the show so they could pick his brain a little bit more for a special extended taping they call “After The Show: August Turak.”

Turak Speaks on Strategies for Living

Turak Speaks on Strategies for Living
Jan 15, 2014 by August Turak
August Turak recently spoke with David McMillian on his Strategies for Living podcast. Turak offered listeners his advice and strategies for living an authentic life. Click here to listen.

Strategies for Living is a daily radio/podcast program, hosted by Family Therapist David McMillian, dedicated to helping listeners improve their quality of living in body, mind, spirit and relationships.  Strategies presents topical issues featuring interviews with some of today's leading authors on topics ranging from healthy relationships to healthy lifestyles, from effective parenting to developing positive attitudes. [READ MORE]

Listen to the podcast now!

How to Write a Plan or Proposal That Rocks

How to Write a Plan or Proposal That Rocks
Jan 13, 2014 by August Turak
Pat Grotto is one of the most colorful and charismatic leaders I’ve ever met. He is also the only six foot three Italian-American I’ve ever seen. As a top executive, he spent a lot of time reviewing plans and proposals from various subordinates, agency representatives, and outside consultants. Most of these encounters went something like this. Someone would enter his office with a plan or proposal. Ten minutes later I’d hear Pat booming at the top of his lungs, “Don’t tell me how many bullets you’re going to shoot! How many bodies are you going to bring me?” Moments later the poor soul would come tumbling out of his office, and it is only with great difficulty that I remain...

I Leave the Monks Laughing

I Leave the Monks Laughing
Jan 10, 2014 by August Turak
I visited Mepkin Abbey over the Christmas holiday for a few weeks of soul inspiring janitorial work with Trappist monks! I thought I'd share this short story about my recent trip to the monastery.

One of my former Duke students sent me a copy of the movie My Life which I had never seen for Christmas. First because she loves the movie, and second because it stars a friend of mine, Michael Keaton - who was kind enough to endorse my book.

It is an "uplifting" flick so I took it with me to Mepkin Abbey and gave the DVD to the abbot, Fr. Stan. Much to my joy he decided to show it over Christmas to the monks and guests. (As...

Turak talks on The Michael Dresser Show

Turak talks on The Michael Dresser Show
Jan 07, 2014 by August Turak
August Turak joined Michael Dresser on The Michael Dresser Show to talk about his book, Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks. The Michael Dresser Show is the place for authors and experts to spread their word with your everyday answers to life. Click here to listen.

The Michael Dresser Show has evolved over the years and today features authors and experts from all over the country and worldwide who offer solutions to the listening audience on all types of lifestyle matters as well as business and financial areas of interest. He is well known for getting to the heart of the issue at hand with his thought-provoking talk. [Read More]

Listen to the podcast now!

Unplugged with August Turak: Behind the Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks Audio

Jan 02, 2014 by August Turak
You can order a single audio file or you may choose to order the entire series.

 

August Turak on The 5 AM Miracle Podcast

August Turak on The 5 AM Miracle Podcast
Jan 01, 2014 by August Turak
Have you ever wondered how to attract incredible success in business and in life? This week’s episode of The 5 AM Miracle Podcast features Jeff Sanders interview with August Turak as he explains just how to do it through service and selflessness! Turak speaks in depth with Sanders about his book, Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks in this rare and special extended podcast. Click here to listen.

Here’s what Jeff Sanders had to say after the podcast: I’m not joking when I say that this book AND this interview are at the top of my favorites list. August Turak is an amazing man and you will certainly get a TON of value out of his advice, stories, and life lessons.” Jeff Sanders...

The Magical Memories of My Merry Christmases Past

The Magical Memories of My Merry Christmases Past
Dec 20, 2013 by August Turak
I grew up in a 950 sq. ft. house with a tiny kitchenette, one bath, seven younger siblings, and the occasional dog. Not to put too fine a point on it, we didn't have much money so my parents were forced to scrimp on just about everything.

But no matter how tough times were my parents went "all in" for Christmas. As kids we never went to the movies, but we got every toy in the world for Christmas!

Making a magical Christmas meant my father (who was usually already working two jobs) would work the night shift at the post office as a temp helping Uncle Sam with his Christmas rush. My mother would work like a galley slave meticulously cleaning...

Turak on Read to Lead Podcast with Jeff Brown

Turak on Read to Lead Podcast with Jeff Brown
Dec 18, 2013 by August Turak
August Turak recently joined Jeff Brown on The Read to Lead Podcast which is based on the belief that intentional and consistent reading is key to success in business and in life. Turak talks about his book, Business Secrets of the Trappists and shares with Jeff how he defines career, leadership and business success through service and selflessness. Click here to listen.

The Read to Lead Podcast is hosted by award-winning and 26-year radio industry veteran Jeff Brown.  Jeff is a voracious reader with a passion for non-fiction, specifically books on personal development, leadership, business, marketing and entrepreneurship. Each week, you’re given the chance to join Jeff as he sits down with one of today’s most successful and inspiring authors to discuss their latest...

Turak on WNCN's My Carolina Today

Dec 18, 2013 by August Turak
WNCN: My Carolina Today with Mike Morse and Valonda Calloway

To be successful in business, traditional thinking dictates that we should give everything that we have to make a lot of money. However August Turak teaches us that success does not mean sacrificing happiness for big profits when he sits down to talk with Valonda Calloway and Mike Morse on WNCN’s My Carolina Today.

Turak on EntrepreneurOnFire with John Lee Dumas

Turak on EntrepreneurOnFire with John Lee Dumas
Dec 11, 2013 by August Turak
What does it take to be an Entrepreneur? Join John Lee Dumas as he interviews Turak on his podcast, EntrepreneurOnFire. August shares his Entrepreneurial mindset and an inside glance at his journey to becoming a successful Entrepreneur. Discover why it's in your own self-interest to forget your self-interest!

EntrepreneurOnFire is a daily podcast, hosted by John Lee Dumas, interviewing today's most successful and inspiring entrepreneurs.

Click here to listen now.

  August,  Thank you for sharing your amazing journey on EntrepreneurOnFire, I know Fire Nation will be IGNITED! Stay inspired! ~ John Lee Dumas Man this was one of my favorite podcasts .... what he was explaining “It is in your own self interest to forget your self interest.” it reminded me of when john maxwell said "most people could be successful...

Happy Thanksgiving - November Newsletter

Happy Thanksgiving - November Newsletter
Nov 22, 2013 by August Turak
  “To witness miracles unfold in your experience, count your blessings and be thankful. Perceived small blessings accumulate to be the most powerful.”   ~ T.F. Hodge Service and Selflessness Spotlight:  Thankful Hearts from Helping Hands I'm always saying that service and selflessness pays off in ways we can never expect! I recently read a blog from a dear friend, Chris Duke, that shows just what I mean. It inspires us to offer our hands in service, our thankfulness for what we have and our heartfelt hope reminding us that 'real miracles happen daily!' I invite you to read this touching story about bringing happiness to someone else, the importance of perspective, and the gratitude that comes from an opportunity to serve others.  10 Ways to Succeed in Any Job 

We often switch...

Turak on The Engaging Brand

Turak on The Engaging Brand
Oct 27, 2013 by August Turak
On October 27, 2013 Turak talks to Anna Farmery on The Engaging Brand Podcast about his latest book - Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks. The Engaging Brand podcast covers social marketing, business ideas and brand marketing tips. In this podcast Anna and August talk about: Why the Trappist Monks have a better business model than traditional businesses The importance business mission and why consultants have rendered it useless. Do businesses fail because they concentrate on the concrete products rather than abstract goal. "How it's not what I did, it's what I didn't do". The concept of personal transformation - it's in our own self interest to forget self interest. It is about selflessness. The role of leadership and personal transformation. How you have to care as a leader. How leaders ask questions rather...