Favorite Shows

Ep 025 – Stress

Ep 025 – Stress 1920 1080 John DeLancey

Hello there!

This week I want to tackle (ha… introduce, really) a major issue for a lot of us entrepreneurs: stress.

Let’s get into the story.

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Ep 024 – Impossible Things

Ep 024 – Impossible Things 1920 1080 John DeLancey

Hello there!

This week’s episode is about one of my favorite things to do: setting impossible goals.

Let’s dive into the story.

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Ep023 – How to Take Advice Like Walt Disney

Ep023 – How to Take Advice Like Walt Disney 1920 1080 John DeLancey

Hello there!

This week I’m diving into a subject that I know I – and I suspect many of you – wrestle with constantly: what to do with the advice (and opinions) of others about our businesses.

Walt – as he so often does – sets a great example for us to follow, so let’s dive into the story. read more

Ep 022 – How to Beat Entrepreneurial Squirrel Syndrome

Ep 022 – How to Beat Entrepreneurial Squirrel Syndrome 1920 1080 John DeLancey

Hello there!

I’m excited for you to listen to this week’s episode. It’s like a mid-season culmination episode wrapping up a variety of recently discussed topics.

It boils down to this: we have to get control of our tendency to indulge distractions at every opportunity. I share practical tips for doing so.

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Ep 021 – Chasing the Quick Win

Ep 021 – Chasing the Quick Win 1920 1080 John DeLancey

Hello there!

On this week’s episode, I talk about a common issue I see among entrepreneurs (and that I’ve been working to overcome in myself for years):

Chasing the quick win.

Let’s talk about what it means, why it’s probably not the best approach, and the new approach I’m taking in my business and entrepreneurial life. read more

Ep 017 – How to Quiet the Noise as Entrepreneurs

Ep 017 – How to Quiet the Noise as Entrepreneurs 1920 1080 John DeLancey

(No explanation for the cute dog pic. (Is one needed?) He’s just cute.)

Hello there!

This week I want to talk about something I’ve been dealing with and learning to manage more and more of late, and it’s the noise we deal with as modern entrepreneurs.

Let’s jump into the story!

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Ep 016 – The 3 Most Important Kinds of Boundaries We Need as Entrepreneurs

Ep 016 – The 3 Most Important Kinds of Boundaries We Need as Entrepreneurs 1920 1080 John DeLancey

Hello there!

On this week’s show, I want to talk about something I am absolutely terrible at, and that’s setting (and respecting) boundaries for and with ourselves AND our clients or customers.

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Ep 014 – If Walt Had Waited: How “Waiting For” Can Be Trouble for Entrepreneurs

Ep 014 – If Walt Had Waited: How “Waiting For” Can Be Trouble for Entrepreneurs 1920 1080 John DeLancey

Hello there!

This week’s episode is important (aren’t they all? “Of course!” you confirm resoundingly!).

There’s a concept that’s gotten me into a great deal of trouble throughout my entrepreneurial journey, and it’s the idea that I’m, “waiting for,” something.

It struck me at the Momentum conference I recently attended, and I realized it was a big enough issue for me and for many that I heard at the conference that I needed to address it here.

So: let’s get into the story! read more

Ep 013 – On the Origin of Disney Springs: 3 Catalysts for Evolution in Business

Ep 013 – On the Origin of Disney Springs: 3 Catalysts for Evolution in Business 1920 1080 John DeLancey

Hello there!

This week’s episode is SUPER special (for me at least): it’s the first I’ve been able to record on site at Disney!

Since I was hanging out around Disney Springs at Walt Disney World for the Momentum Weekend Workshop conference anyway, I wanted to record an episode that incorporated Disney Springs in some way, and I think I hit on a great topic.

So: let’s get into the story! read more

Ep 011 – Yoga at Cinderella Castle: The Importance of Our Health as Entrepreneurs

Ep 011 – Yoga at Cinderella Castle: The Importance of Our Health as Entrepreneurs 1920 1080 John DeLancey

Hello there!

On this week’s show, I want to introduce a topic that I’m exploring myself and plan to talk about in much greater detail – and with people much smarter than I – in future episodes.

Our health – physical AND mental – is a critical and so often overlooked aspect of being a business owner and really of just being a human in general.

To that end, I want to introduce a very special way that Disney encourages its cast members to take care of both mind and body, then talk a little more about my own feelings and approach to the issue.

So: let’s jump into the story.



Show Notes

On this week’s show, I discuss:

  • How Disney fosters a culture of better physical and mental well-being with yoga sessions for cast members AT CINDERELLA CASTLE!!1!
  • My own struggles with both physical AND mental well-being
  • My three-pronged approach to managing my health including
    • How I managed to finally stick to an exercise regimen
    • Why “rest” is not just about sleep
    • The importance of reflection and honesty with myself

Come discuss your approach to managing your health in our free Facebook community called the “Story-Driven Business Owners!”

I know I could use the ideas on some days….

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Key Thoughts

In this episode, I address mental well-being concerns, and one of those is that some people, at some times, may become so distraught as to consider self-harm.

If you ever feel such an inclination, or if you know someone who does, please don’t wait. Reach out for help.

To that end, here are a few resources that are available to you day or night:

Take care of yourself! You are too valuable to the world and to the people in it who love you to suffer!


Big thanks to CL Photographs on Flickr for the (slightly modified) shot of Cinderella Castle!

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