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Introducing Yanik Silver
Yanik Silver is my guest today on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots business coaching podcast.
He is a man who not only has been mentioned to me by many many people since starting the show, but also is a man who I seem to stumble over across the internet.
Take a look at Richard Bransons Necker island, and who should I see wandering around but him.
Go over to podcasts, blogs, e-books, whatever and you seem to find this man, his passion, his vision and corse his worth ethic everywhere you look.
His is on fire for sure, but delve into his back story and you will find a man who could have ended up very differently.
How The Dots Joined Up For Yanik
When he was just two years of age his parents emigrated from Russia, and it seems obvious that this moved has instilled in our guy a willingness to take risks and create his own destiny.
By 14 he began by selling medical equipment for his father’s College Park, MD medical supply business at age, before in 1998 he undertook his first entrepreneurial venture: a $900 marketing course for cosmetic surgeons.
By the time he was 26, he was making $10,000 to $15,000 a month teaching physicians how to improve their sales, even though he thinks of himself as a techno dunce.
Its is recorded that he has produced more than half a dozen seven figure online businesses since then.
So you can see that this is a guy with an eye for an opportunity and the hustle to make it come true, but where is his focus now?
What does he see as the true legacy that he will leave on the world?
Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Yanik Silver.
During the show we discussed such weighty topics with Yanik such as:
How he has built a philosophy in his life that everything will always work out in his life, no matter what the obstacles are that he has to deal with.
Why it is so important to understand where your energies work best in the entrepreneurial world, to outsource the things you dont have the energy for. That is how momentum is built quickly.
Why Yanik feels the passions that he felt as a kid, are a great indicator to what he is doing now. He loved being a class clown, and being playful which he has seen work best in his own amazing business success.
Why anyone starting on the road towards their dream, will find more often than not that they will discover the “Real Dream” only when travelling the path forwards what they thought was possible.
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Audio Transcription Of Yanik Silver Interview
When we’re young we have an amazing positive outlook about how great life is going to be. But somewhere along the line we forget to dream and end up settling join up dots features amazing people who refuse to give up and chose to go after their dreams. This is your blueprint for greatness. So here’s your host live from the back of his garden in the UK David Ralph
David Ralph [0:35]
yes hello there good morning to you Well, good morning to you. I hope you’re all ready for an amazing show because we are going to deliver something quite special today. quite special in the fact that it almost didn’t happen I have been recording all day and as you hear me say time and time again on join up dots when you press the button the button should do what you’re supposed to do but today for some reason, I pressed all my settings and nothing happened I didn’t get a a single Baba green, nothing but fortunately the guest is or hanging around and he is ready to roll because he is a man who he has been mentioned to me by many many peoples in starting the show and is also a man I seem to stumble over across the internet time and time again. Take a look at Richard Branson’s Necker Island and who should I say wandering around but this guy, go over to podcasts, blogs, ebooks, whatever you seem to find this man. He’s passion, he’s vision. And of course he’s work ethic everywhere you look. He’s on fire for sure, but delve into his backstory and you’ll find a man who could have ended up very differently. When he was just two years of age his parents emigrated from Russia. And it seems obvious that this move has instilled in our guy a willingness to take risks and create his own destiny. By 14 he began by setting medical equipment for his father’s College Park, MD medical supply business, and 1998. he undertook its first entrepreneurial venture and 9000 marketing costs because medic surgeons, and by the Tommy was 26 he was making 10 grand to 15 grand a month teaching positions how to improve their sales, even though he thinks of himself as a techno dance now is recorded that he’s produced more than half a dozen seven bigger online businesses since then. So you can see, but this is a guy with an eye for an opportunity and the hustle muscle to make it come true. But where is his focus now? What does he see as the true legacy that he will leave on the world? Well, let’s find out as we bring on to the show to start joining up with the one and only Yannick silver
Good afternoon Yanik How are you sir?
Yanik Silver [2:37]
Hey David Yeah, glad we can make this happen with the with the technical difficulties.
David Ralph [2:41]
You are man, I have a feeling that can overcome any difficulties in your life. I think you have that kind of enormous kind of way of thinking but you can just sort of power through what I’ll be right on that always a very simplistic way of looking at it. You know,
Yanik Silver [2:58]
I don’t know for sure. I mean, I feel like I follow my heart so much and and on the way you know what it looks like on the surfaces. Yeah, this guy has has it figured out and he’s, you know, been able to get all these things going but but honestly, it’s like kind of stumbling and fumbling but but using using my heart as that direction spot.
David Ralph [3:18]
And he did you feel that it stumbling and bumbling? Do you feel like you’re like a duck and underneath the water your legs are going
Yanik Silver [3:26]
I actually I That’s funny. I tell my kids that same thing about you look really calm on the on the top, and then your legs are going a mile a minute, but no, I don’t I just feel like I feel very, very, very content and and in a spot where where I know things will work out. Like I just have this philosophy that that regardless of where I am or what’s going on that that everything is the right way. And that there is a bigger lesson to be learned there no matter what it is. And, and so if you can’t go one way you’re going to go under, you’re going to go over, you’re going to figure it out. But I don’t feel like I’m going to be the one that has some money it through necessarily, if you know what I mean.
David Ralph [4:02]
I know exactly what you mean. And we touched on this time and time again on the show that it’s a strange way we hear hard work work ethic we hear all those kind of words bandied around, you know, go out and do a good day’s job A Hard Day’s Night. But actually, when you’re putting too much effort into something more often than not, you’re doing it the wrong way. You do agree with it?
Yanik Silver [4:24]
I do. And so yeah, there’s a couple things there. One is that what does you know what’s hard work to me versus hard work to you. What’s you know, it’s all completely relative, it’s, there’s no objective, you know, someone will tell you, you have to wake up at five, and you have to hustle till 10 o’clock at night. And you know, you can barely see your family. And that’s how you’re going to build this, this mega successful company. But I don’t know that, to me, that seems really, really silly. Or, or you could be hard work and I’m going to go dig ditches, right? That’s hard work for an entire day. And so you should be rewarded. But that’s not the way the world really works. It, it rewards you based on the value that you put out into the world. And it’s, you know, to me, it’s it’s like it all starts with our paradigms. And if one of my one of my friends and I had this conversation recently, and he was talking about most people think, Well, you can’t have the legendary love affair you can’t have and the successful business and the, you know, the deep spiritual nature to yourself and be a great parent and a successful business. And you know, he went on with like four or five other things. But But why can’t you it’s like, it’s all in the framework that you set up for yourself.
David Ralph [5:30]
So So do you believe in sort of having the right systems in place? Do you do believe in sort of passive income and high level coaching and all the kind of things that the online people talk about as a standard? Or do you sort of go No, that was last year, there’s better ways of doing things now?
Yanik Silver [5:45]
Well, I believe in in deep kind of fundamental philosophies where, and I don’t believe in tactics because the tactics change. And, you know, I’m probably more well known in the online space. But I’ve been moving away from that, and maybe the last seven, eight years or so. And I kind of just fell into the online space. But the what I always saw was the deep fundamental aspects. Like I, I studied, you mentioned when I was 14, and selling medical equipment from my dad’s company, and so I fell into telemarketing. And then my dad gave me a car, if I went out and cold, call them on doctors, and I pretty quickly learned that that cold calling really sucked. And then there wasn’t much leverage there, right, you’re spending your time and you’re knocking on doors and, and hoping that a doctor is going to give you an order, or even if you can get into talk to a doctor, I mean, your little 16 year old punk. And so I, one of my doctors actually turned me on to direct response kind of copywriting and direct response marketing. And I was like, wow, this is fascinating. I can write an ad or I can write something and have people raise their hands and say they’re interested or send me money even. And that was the first kind of taste of leverage. And I totally believe in leverage and time leverage and effort leverage. You know, whatever it is, any way that we can leverage our are our effort.
David Ralph [7:02]
So let’s sort of get an understanding of your normal David because as I said, in the introduction, I do stumble across you a lot. And so when you came on the show, I thought, Wow, this is great, because I’ve got an understanding of what this guy is all about. But you do seem to be on the president, somehow, you seem to be everywhere. So what is this normal day? Do you get up at four o’clock in the morning and only have two hours sleep? Or do you do lay in long what to do,
Yanik Silver [7:30]
I don’t really have a typical day necessarily. I have a, you know, I really spend a lot of time making sure that I try and hit every aspect of my life, I look at entrepreneurship as this holistic aspect. So no more times than not, I’ll help get the kids off to school and pack their lunch and hopefully make them a pretty decent breakfast. And then I’ll actually spend some time I really want to make sure that I spend time in the morning by myself, whether it’s usually it’s doing a little bit of yoga, it’s on my deck, and then and then meditating. And then and then going off and writing in my journal for a little bit. And then I get going. And if I have a really great day, it’s usually the next part is doing something proactive it could be writing could be some sort of content creation. But but that doesn’t always happen. Sometimes it’s into meetings or things going on with the team. But so there’s not necessarily a typical day necessarily. And then when I’m traveling, that’s all out the window. Not Not that routine part of the morning, but what happens after that.
David Ralph [8:28]
So So what you’re sort of speaking about seems not the utopia that people work towards, but of course, creating, you know, what was it seven, seven figure businesses or something, but that takes hustle that takes you know, persistence, and talent, and whatever. So getting up and writing a blog post and doing a bit of yoga, maybe 1520 years ago would have been the last thing you would be doing, I imagine,
Yanik Silver [8:51]
I always wanted to make sure that I had a good lifestyle for what I was doing. Because to me, an entrepreneur is your life. Lot of times we’re driven by freedom, and freedom, you know, we get to set our rules. And and so I would rather I’d rather skip an extra hour of, I don’t know, whatever, in order to make sure that I take care of myself and and yeah, I wasn’t doing yoga and meditation 1015 years ago, but I was making sure I went out and and did something athletic or I’d, you know, go do go do something just for myself. And it’s only been recently that I’ve really captured it into more of a routine and less of a kind of an ad hoc way.
David Ralph [9:31]
I’m fascinated by base because one of the things that really I want to grab people and shake them, and I hear it time and time again. And it’s like a badge of honor. And they go when I was in corporate land, I was doing 80 hours a week. And now I work for my own myself. And I’m doing 120 hours a week. And I think why Why are you doing that? Why are you spending more time in front of your desk than anything else? But people do don’t know they do that?
Yanik Silver [9:57]
They do. And yeah, you’re right. It is it’s like a badge of honor. It’s like oh, I you know, I put in because it’s equaling the amount of times equaling the amount of effort and hopefully, which will equal the amount of reward. And at some point, it’s like, well, I’m doing it for my kids, I’m doing it for my family, I’m doing it for that, you know, 10 years from from now i can i can retire or take it easy, or whatever it is, but that usually never happens. And there’s some sort of actually deeper underlying aspect to it. Because we’re usually not comfortable. Even taking time for ourselves, we feel guilty, we feel like like we shouldn’t be doing it, we feel like it’s it’s a waste of time. It’s you know, I can’t remember who told me this. But I used to really attribute the people that I hear this from but but someone told me this, I loved it, which was we can’t fill other people’s cups unless our own cup is filled and overflowing. And that has to be from taking care of ourselves. And it’s, it’s absolutely critical.
David Ralph [10:55]
When I heard Oprah Winfrey talking about when she was younger people used to say to her, you know, you’re full of yourself, like it was a bad thing. And it took a long time to realize, but actually being full of yourself means that you know who you are, and you’ve got enough to share. And it’s something that is, you know, you’re actually full of yourself, it’s your unique capability comes to the fore. And she has obviously created global success based on the principle of really knowing herself and knowing what her talent is and knowing what to deliver to the world. How do you find that in yourself? How do you sort of maintain that, that persona that you’ve got? That is kind of almost playtime, you know, I’m looking at a picture of you now. And I’m wondering, are you in space? Are you in a in an airplane, but you’re certainly flying around in the middle of the air with your laptop with a big smile on your face? What kind of Richard Branson kind of is it work? Is it play it just life
Yanik Silver [11:54]
is? Yeah, I mean, the best, the best entrepreneurs that I know are the ones who totally inner mesh work, play. And, and there’s not a real distinction and a demarcation point. And that’s where it gets really exciting. And you mentioned knowing yourself and to me that that is incredibly powerful. And that’s a never ending process. So in my latest book that I just wrote, called evolved enterprise, the framework of it actually starts with you in the middle because also as the founders as entrepreneurs, everything has to come from us. And we have to, we have to truly know ourselves at the deepest level. And this doesn’t it’s not a it’s not a one time and done kind of process. But so I love different assessment tests. So there’s everything from Colby k LLP, which is a great assessment tests on what’s called your cognitive ability, which is like how if you’re going to be given a task, what’s your natural way of working from that you might know to Roger Hamilton, and he has something called wealth dynamics, which is, you know, Oprah would have been a star in his wealth dynamics kind of process, I think is eight different kind of frameworks for who you are, and where you kind of where do you create energy as as an entrepreneur, and so mine is creator. So I like creating the stuff and then letting hopefully someone else help turn the wheels and get it out there and, and make it bigger. And then there’s, I think six other kind of frameworks for that. And then there’s just a bunch of other pieces. There’s also a great assessment program called the anagram, which has nine different kind of personality types. And you can start, you know, just as the more and more you research it, there’s also a book called Strength Finders, I mean, I’ve done quite a few of these, because all of them kind of give you a little bit of a new facet. Right, a new a new way of looking at yourself.
David Ralph [13:41]
We are really avid on Strength Finders in join up dots is one of the things that I did before I even created the show. And I push it quite heavily, because I think it’s very, very insightful. And I certainly went with the first strength he came out. Yeah, yeah, I think that’s why I’ve been a second one. Oh, I’m not too sure. And the third one I hang on, this must be wrong. And over the period of two years, I realize it’s pretty much spot on it knew me before I knew myself. And my number one, strength is futuristic, which is so me because I’m always visibly amazing. Why don’t we do this? Why don’t we do that? And it’s very much you know, I never look behind me, I’m always looking in from and both kinds of tests. They are, in certain ways, I think in organizations and corporate, it’s kind of old hat, you get given them by HR teams, because it’s a tick box culture, oh, we’re developing, you take this test. And I never got that much out of them until I went into entrepreneurial. And then I realized the strength of knowing yourself, as I say, corporate land, you just do what they tell you. But in entrepreneur land, you do what you want, don’t you Really?
Yanik Silver [14:51]
You definitely do what you want. And you know, the other thing it’s really exciting David is, I always find that you look back to when you were a kid. So what what what got you excited as a kid, and a lot of times, those are going to be the hints of what you wants to show up for you in a deeper way. And, you know, I don’t know if this is a time to bring up the Steve Jobs quote or not. But I I love it. And it’s something that I continue looking back and I’m like, Oh, yeah, of course, that’s what I’m doing. Because that’s what I was like as a kid. I mean, as a kid, I was kind of a little bit of the class clown. I was I was in our sixth grade play but as a fourth graders, only fourth grader with a with a lead role. And I look back on some of the stuff that we do now with Maverick it’s like, you know, we do some silly we call it Maverick mayhem, some some silly things. And then and then a bit, just a bit, you know, a bit of a ham, I guess I could be sometimes and and it’s just like, Oh, of course, you know, that makes total sense. And I look back at some of the promotions and things that we did that had a lot of successes like me in my Halloween outfit as as count Yannick which is the old Sesame Street The Count 123 right there, and my wife absolutely hates Halloween because I have a rule that I don’t break character for Halloween. And so the count doesn’t have very many things to say. But so then I turned the counts into this animated bionic count bionic and then we that was like one of a big success that we had for launching a product so you know all these things continue just showing up if you let them and I wanted to be a cartoonist and a professional hockey players that kid and the pro hockey part hasn’t hasn’t really shown up but the cartoonist part actually in my in my latest book and in my journal like my my John’s have actually started coming back around where we’re that has become now this this unique aspect of expressing what, what I could be sharing and not just in words, or not just in video, but but pictures and people seem to really love them. So it’s interesting how they all come back full circle. And then the adventure piece was something that we kind of played around with for a while and then I and then I added it to to what we’re doing with entrepreneurs. And it’s just, it’s just fascinating to see how it becomes this unique expression of who you are.
David Ralph [16:59]
Did you like being stupid? Yannick? Did you like being playful? Because I have certainly, I’ve always had that in me, but I think I suppressed it for a long time. And I used to in corporate line, go around flicking people’s ears and just kind of doing silly things just for the sake of it. And I’m doing practical jokes. But the company never liked it. And I used to get pulled into board meetings. Oh, you’re not taking this seriously. And I say, Well, yes, I am. I’m just trying to have fun at the same time. But there’s a deep part of me that just wants to be playful and have fun. And that’s why you know, I don’t know many other podcasts who, whose I sing a lot on this show. I burst into song all over the time. Just because it’s me and I want to I want to translate that out there in the world. I don’t want to just be hidden behind something. Are you willing to go Yeah, I’m a bit stupid. I like playing I like having fun.
Yanik Silver [17:49]
Yeah, so I think words are really important. Right? So to me, I wouldn’t say it’s stupid. I think it’s playful. I think it’s it’s releasing your inner child. It’s It’s It’s just you know, we got Maverick mayhem sometimes or mischief, but it’s, it’s fun. Like why not? And and that’s also a unique expression of who you are like, that’s to me. What what makes your podcast different? Right. So there’s, I’ve been on a lot of podcasts. I don’t think I’ve ever had a host sing or do anything like that. And it’s like, it’s it’s so important because that way there’s no one else you know, everyone’s heard this. You know, you’re, you’re as unique as a snowflake or, or what do you want to sing?
David Ralph [18:29]
You want to say those words? You’ve got to sing it to me. Romance me Yani. Romance me,
Yanik Silver [18:35]
Dave. You’re unique as a snowflake. Actually, I do have a karaoke character. His name is Boris Sienkiewicz, and he does only Neil Diamond covers as a Russian immigrant sees
David Ralph [18:49]
this is something we’ve got to see online. For sure. You and You and Branson karaoke. Jewett this this would be amazing.
Yanik Silver [19:00]
Yeah, well, you know, Richard is so much like that actually. Richard hates hates pranks being played on him, but he loves pranking others. And, and he he got me good one time. Very, very early on the very first time I came to Necker, where were we were sort of me and another guy were Carrey on till all hours of the night and, and then ended up calling some of the other guests and, and bugging them and telling them to come back to the bar. And you know, just having a good old time. And so I get a letter at dinner that says, you know, Dear Mr. Silver, as one of the world’s most exclusive violence, as you know, that some of your behavior has has had some our guests say that they’ve had a less than optimal experience or something to that effect. So effective 8pm tonight will be moving you to a to a less exclusive Island, thank you for your understanding or something like, as I look at the letter, and I’m like shit, and I turned to the girl next to me, I’m like, this is a joke, right? She’s like, well, I don’t know, go with your gut. And I’m, like, are so handed off to Richard. And he’s like, Oh, you know, the managers assigned by the managers like, well, the manager is a bit of a serious bloke, but I’ll have a word with him. And, and then he just waits. And he’s like, I got you. And it’s just
David Ralph [20:11]
a big one. Yeah,
Yanik Silver [20:12]
it was a good one. I mean, for that moment when he said yeah, you know, that the managers serious and have a word with him that that was what I was like, I’m not sure. Maybe Maybe this is right. But yeah, he doesn’t like jokes played on him. But but he’s, he’s a good sport. I mean, I dressed up as a showgirl one time and, and brought him out. He had a keynote that he was doing for one of my friends companies in Vegas. And, and me and a real show girl escorted him out, and I had like, feather boas all over my face, so he can see me and escorted him up to the stage. And then the, the host said, Well, you know, since since you know, we had to have you escorted by two lovely Vegas showgirls, but you know, your your contract is pretty expensive to bring you in to speak so we can only afford one lovely show girl and that’s when I revealed myself and and he was he you just got a great big kick out of it. And, and we have this great photo of so it’s he loves that stuff, for sure.
David Ralph [21:06]
Now I’m actually before we play the words of Jim Carrey that’s going to take us into the second stages of the conversation. I’m reading his biography at the moment. And it’s a classic way of understanding that global empires are built more on Oh my god, what the hell are we going to do moments more than anything else? You know, he’s literally was robbing Peter to pay PayPal? left, right and center all the way through? Is that a common way that businesses are started? You know? Yeah, he went from one thing to another, to another to another. And literally, all of them weren’t really connected in some way. But he pulled it off. Do you have those? Oh, my God, what the hell am I doing moments.
Yanik Silver [21:50]
Always I think if you’re an entrepreneur, you have to have a more else you’re not growing. And, you know, for me, it was it was about about a little over nine years ago, and I called this guy cosmic alarm clock that went off. And I was doing really well making a lot of money online. And I was, you know, by all accounts, outside looking in very successful and, and I was, you know, great family, great reputation, which isn’t always that easy in the internet marketing space. And but I just asked myself, you know, if I was going to continue doing this, like, 10 years from now, would I be happy? And and it’s, it’s sounds like a simple question, but the answer was no. And it was like, Okay, so what, what, what do I want to do, and that, that went to a lot of journaling, and a lot of reflection, and came out with this, these three interconnected circles of $1 sign a happy face, in a heart. And to me, I think those are all interconnected. And then it started this, this idea of something called Maverick business adventures. And that was just going to be adventure trips for entrepreneurs, we do business on them, you know, have sessions and then also have some sort of charity component. And I’m like, Okay, this is what I want to do. And fast forward about $400,000 in when the publishing companies paying for a lot of the bills, because Maverick isn’t necessarily able to stand on its own two feet. My wife is like, Okay, so what the hell are you doing? And I’m like, well, that’s a great, that’s a great question. I have no idea. And but I knew there was something big there. And it forced me to reevaluate and really think about is my y big enough here? Is it worth it?
David Ralph [23:15]
So when when you’re laying in bed with your wife, I’m not gonna ask too many questions about that, unless you want to share, obviously, but um, when you’re laying in bed, that she sort of look at you and go, Yannick Yama, you’re at it again, you’re at it again. Just Just be happy with where you are that does she like these sort of flights of fancy? Or is it one thing that she’s just just for a few months? Just Just let it settle?
Yanik Silver [23:38]
So she’s she’s definitely my, she’s a great sort of compliment to me because I’m, I’m adventurous. And we’re just willing to say yes, and without really thinking totally through it. And but she’s, she’s willing to stand by my side and then at and that at some point, she does insert herself and say, you know, are you? Are you thinking about this, you know, three, three steps ahead, that that could be a big obstacle or a big roadblock. And so she’s she gives me enough leeway, and enough sort of rope to figure out something. And then if she sees that it’s going to in a pretty bad direction like that was going, then she’s going to step in and say, What are you doing?
David Ralph [24:14]
And how does she know that because, you know, my wife doesn’t understand what I’m doing. Really, she doesn’t. And she likes the fact that I go in, and I make sure that the TVs tuned in properly. And you know, that that’s as much of her technicality she wants from me. So how does your wife sort of understand the nuts and bolts of your business?
Yanik Silver [24:33]
I don’t know, if she totally understands all the nuts and bolts of it. I don’t think she wants to necessarily, but she doesn’t serve herself in some of the financial aspects so that she can see what’s going on and where some of the expenses are, and where some of the revenues coming in so that she can keep an eye on that. And, you know, she’s definitely more security minded than I am and, and as long as she has kind of a certain pot that are nest egg that she feels comfortable, then then she’s okay. Like, I remember when when I was paying for my spaceflight ticket. She said, you know, you absolutely cannot take any money out of our savings account. And I’m like, okay, sure, no problem. And then so that opens up. It can be either, okay, well, I’m not going to do it. Or I’m going to decide how to how to do it. And then I created a product to pay for my my Virgin Galactic spaceflight. So you know, it was is one of those things where she gave me an opportunity to go do it, but not not to sacrifice any of our security.
David Ralph [25:34]
Well, let’s play the words of Jim Carrey as I mentioned earlier. And Ben, we’re gonna talk a little bit more about this Jim Carrey
Jim Carrey [25:40]
my father could have been a great comedian, but he didn’t believe that that was possible for him. And so he made a conservative choice. Instead, he got a safe job as an accountant. And when I was 12 years old, he was let go from that safe job. And our family had to do whatever we could to survive. I learned many great lessons from my father, not the least, which was that you can fail at what you don’t want. So you might as well take a chance on doing what you love.
David Ralph [26:07]
Now, I think most words really play into your spirit, the fact that you want to go up into space, and you will find a way of doing it. It’s not about results for you is more about how he’s going to make you feel is would that be right?
Yanik Silver [26:22]
Yeah, it’s about so I stumbled onto this question that I really love. And I always tell people about because to me, I think questions are, are the things that are so invaluable. They they dictate our answers, and they open up possibilities for us. And so this one question from Bernie Browns book Daring Greatly, is kind of paraphrase. And the question is, what would you do, even if you knew it would fail? So stop and think about this for a second day? Because this is a big one. It’s like, what would we do what we put our full life and our energy into, even if we knew it would, quote unquote, fail. And so that takes away you know, I don’t know if you’ve studied any of us, like the Bhagavad Gita, some of the other religious texts out there. But one of the key principles in there is that you’re, you’re not entitled to the fruit of your labor, but only to the to your labor, essentially. And so if you put your full heart and soul into something, that’s the, that’s the reward in and of itself, right. So think back to when you put everything you’ve got into something, then, you know, I bet you were satisfied and content and it didn’t matter necessarily what what happened after. And so this question really gets to that, that crux of the matter, what would you do even if, even if you know it fail?
David Ralph [27:32]
I think the first time I’ve ever had that is doing this? I think I’ve always been after the dollar, or a pound or some kind of financial reward. But doing this show? Yeah. Fortunately, it’s gone very well. And it is providing me with an income. So it’s great. But actually take away all that. I think I’d still do it. I think it’s the task more than anything, would that be the same sort of vibe that you’re you’re bringing up?
Yanik Silver [27:59]
It is? Yeah. And so, you know, my, they bought their price book, like I remember Missy, my wife asking me She’s like, so how many do you want to sell? And, you know, what do you mean, what success look like for that. And I’m like, honestly, I don’t care if I sell one copy, because I truly put my full heart and soul into into that book. And, and how where I saw the shift going on in business of how business can make the greatest difference in the world. And it was just really exciting to do that. And to put out the book in a way that had my own doodles and illustrations in there. And to really be this culmination of, kind of this 15 years of being in business. And helping entrepreneurs either reinvent themselves, you know, that cosmic alarm clock going off and saying, Okay, now what, or new entrepreneurs who wanted to create this from from the gecko?
David Ralph [28:44]
Well, I’m read your book, and I’ll be honest, there was one story, and it’s a bit of a sort of bizarre story is about your daughter’s teeth. But I started quoting that to people because as I was reading it, I thought, this is genius. Because it’s so simplistic, but it’s true as well. Tell us the story.
Yanik Silver [29:03]
Yeah. So my daughter who’s now nine next week, this is when I think she was Gosh, I don’t know, maybe five, five or six. And she so she has an older brothers almost two years older than her. And so she’s she’s a little bit money driven. And she’s, she’s funny like that. And then she’s like, well, I want I want a wiggly tooth and jazz Zach are older brother had already lost maybe three or four or five by this point. And she knew the tooth fairy came in and gave him a couple dollars. She’s like, I want to wiggly to like, you know, what am I going to get away with? I’m like, I don’t know when. And it was just like this, you know, we don’t know what it’s, it’s just in this divine timing. And, and that’s what I kind of link up to this cosmic alarm clock. It’s like, we, we don’t know when this cosmic alarm clock is going to go off. And a lot of people might hit snooze on it, and say, Okay, I’m doing fine as is or no, I can never do that. Or I can, you know, I won’t be able to do what I really love to do, or for whatever reason, they they turn off their alarm clock, or some people take that alarm cancer, okay, well, I am going to actually wake up, and I’m going to, I’m going to go at it and see, you know, whatever, whatever the hell I really love, and it is driving me. And a lot of times, you know, it’s not, and I’m curious if this is the case for you, or other guests that you’ve had, because it definitely is the case for me and other people I’ve talked to, is what we think is our sort of ultimate goal that we’re going for, and we must start moving towards is not even that ultimate goal. A lot of times the byproduct of it is is where even more of our happiness and where our true selves really lie.
David Ralph [30:32]
Yeah, I think you find the real dream on the way towards the dream, isn’t it because I, I do an exercise with my coaching group, and we have your perfect day, a lot of people do this where you actually sit down and you create your perfect day. And I did that before I started the show and other things that I’m doing. And I suddenly realized one day that I’d achieved my perfect day. And it was a little bit rubbish. It was kind of, well, it’s got to be of a niche, surely, you know. And I realized that I was setting out my perfect day to what I thought was possible, right? in corporate land where I had to be at my desk at nine o’clock, and I couldn’t leave till five. So I was having right that I don’t want to be at my desk at a certain time. And I don’t want to do this. And I don’t want to do that. And it was all basically to give me pleasure against my pain points that I used to be in. And now I’ve got a new perfect day, but I’m working towards and I look at it, and I think it’s possible, but it’s the only way forward. So yeah, you find your real dream by saying goodbye to your first dream. And I reckon I’m gonna four or five of those perfect days until until I’m going up in a spaceship and not having to pay for it either.
Yanik Silver [31:44]
And why not? Right? Like, why why couldn’t we do that? And, and so, I mean, if going back, you know, the spaceship triggered again, thinking about Branson? Like, yes, Virgin Galactic in my sort of I tell people to create an ultimate life. lyst right, what do they want to do? What do they want to have, who they want to who they want to meet? What do they want to experience? And one of the things I wrote way that long time ago was have lunch with Richard Branson’s, he was one of my biggest business heroes. Yeah. And and so I could never have imagined what would have opened up and it turned into something so much bigger, where now I don’t know, I’ve probably had 50 lunches with with with Richard. But it’s, it’s like, there’s something that I read recently that I love that I think it was from the surrender experiment by Michael singer. And he talks about that most people don’t believe that, that life actually has even more, more, more they life wants even more for us than we even do. And, and to, you know, to accept that and to be willing to be open to that.
David Ralph [32:44]
I think that’s true as well. But I do think also that you’ve got to pay your dues. I always liken it that it’s there waiting for you. But you’ve got to work reasonably hard to get it you know, if you’re just sitting on your sofa it’s like the old law of attraction whether you believe that will you don’t but so many people almost think that you just have to sit on your sofa going Lamborghini Lamborghini, and then it’s going to turn up. You know, I do think that you’ve got to have the hustle, you’ve got to have the ability to overcome the obstacles. But once you’ve done enough of it is like life goes yeah, why you proved yourself Hey, go and and, and run with it. My boy like Forrest Gump, run the country with those gifts, what’s up,
Yanik Silver [33:26]
I’ll so I’ll give you my take on it. There’s two one is, I think that’s more about proving to ourselves that we deserve it. Yeah. And if we feel we deserve it, then we’re going to get it. And so for one person, it could be you know, I woke up, and I don’t know, put in an hour of, of whatever. And that was now I feel like I really deserve it. And it’s coming my way. For someone else, they might feel like, Okay, I need to put eight hours a day in for for five years in order to deserve it and feel like it’s, it’s it’s available. The other part to me is I don’t I don’t totally believe in in goal setting, I believe in asking for what the essence is of what you want. So like that perfect day formula, or perfect day processes is really powerful. If you can get to the essence of what you want, like so use your part of your first one was not wanting to show up at your desk at a certain time. Yes. So that the essence of that was, you know, the freedom to do what you want with and when you want it to. And so that that’s shown up, like I remember writing an entry in my journal that talked a little bit about this in the book about when I was 40 years old. So it was written when I was maybe 37 or 36. And this is when I was kind of going through some of the sideways stuff with my business trying to figure it out. And part of it was you know, how much money was in the bank sort of net worth? What I was driving, so very specific stuff. And and you know, who else hanging out with all sorts of stuff. And then you know, I read it to my wife and she’s like, Well, are you upset that hasn’t necessarily happened? And I’m like, I looked at it. I thought about it for a moment. I’m like, you know, not, not really because I have pretty much all of these. If I look at the essence of what what they were right the the net worth of the money in the bank was to go do what I want with who I want and have the freedom to go do pretty much what I want. And and then the hanging out with I forgot who I wrote hanging out with. But I had an even better thing that showed up, which was we had a an event for Virgin Galactic literally on my 40th birthday. And then I went on safari with Richard like a week after. So I didn’t write that in my journal, but is even better. And so I got to the essence of pretty much everything that I wanted, in that that journal entry. And so if you can get down to the essence, instead of saying I want the Lamborghini, like what do you what do you really want you want the car that makes you feel successful or where you have the if you’re into sports cars, you want that you want that sportiness or the acceleration or, or you know, whatever it is. And there’s sometimes you do need the actual object to realize that the object is not everything that you wanted it to be. So I find two people are kind of going both ways. One is they got the thing. And then like this, isn’t that great? And what’s what’s you know, let me start exploring what really makes me happy or they want a bigger thing. You know, they want the limited edition Lamborghini that’s a million dollars instead of $300,000. And then that creates this never ending treadmill. And that’s really tough to get off.
David Ralph [36:18]
I’ve got this image of you and your wife in the kitchen and the phone rings and she picks it up and she says Yannick it’s Richard out tell him I’m not here. Tell him Yeah.
Yanik Silver [36:29]
Yeah, well, he just sent me an email recently. And he challenged me to something which is pretty, which will be very, very interesting is a triathlon in, in Sicily in Italy. So
we’ll see how that goes. Sign up for that. And I’ve never done a triathlon before.
David Ralph [36:46]
And but the dude, these things scare you. He did you have those same thoughts about people have? What happens if it doesn’t work? Or do you just plow through it? Because it seems to me at your core, as I said, one in the very beginning, you seem to look at things in a different way than the majority of us. Know,
Yanik Silver [37:04]
but what’s the worst that can happen?
David Ralph [37:06]
Yeah, no, you’re absolutely right. What is the worst that can happen? But I would argue that the world is full of people that are saying to themselves, what could happen? You know, yeah.
Yanik Silver [37:19]
So I think this is what my wife and I discussed all the time, because she is one of those people that are like, well, this could happen, like, you know, since our kids off the camp, and she’s like, well, well, this could happen, this could happen. I’m like, Well, you could just turn that exact same thing around and use it in a positive imagination sentence and and say, What’s the best thing that can happen? And she must have smacked you
David Ralph [37:38]
Yanik Silver [37:39]
that she doesn’t like that. But but it’s the exact same process at work. And so if you are wired like that, give yourself some time to go do that. And then give yourself some time to go do it the opposite way. And I’m trying to teach my daughter that there’s two stories, right. So there’s somewhat objective facts that show up. And so for her one night, she had a small little meltdown, because she didn’t get a lightning bug to hang out with her for longer than a couple seconds. And, you know, I’m like, Okay, so that’s our objective fact of what happened. And I’m like, you wanted a lightning bug, you said you wanted one. And then. So we could either say, we’re really excited and grateful that we’re there even like two or three of them out this early in the season, and that we got to play with one, or you can be upset. So you know, there’s really two ways actually multiple ways all the time of writing that story. And you get to be that author, and you get to create that story.
David Ralph [38:33]
Let’s talk about your Maverick group, because this is a sort of high level coaching for sort of high achievers. And I think they’ve got to be earning a certain amount of money to get into this. How do you when you’ve got these guys all surrounding you, because I was talking to a guy who was a multi multi millionaire, I don’t know, 900 million, whatever. And he went into a room one day, and it was full of billionaires. And he said, he felt not worthy. Even though they’re just human. It was a kind of mental thing that he had to overcome, even though, for my side of things he done really, really well. Now, when you are leading, and you aren’t leading, and you’re facilitating this group of people, how do you know that you’re providing enough value for them to to gain from what they’re actually putting into it? Because people struggle with that don’t know, they want to make the most perfect product before they launch? Because they want to over deliver? How do you do that with these guys? Who have obviously got everything already?
Yanik Silver [39:31]
Yeah, so it’s really tough to be the Alpha Dog in every aspect. Yeah, right. You’re never there’s always going to be somebody you know, who has 2 billion instead of 1 billion or has 20 businesses instead of your three or whatever it is. And so as we start comparing it, it’s, it’s a ultimate recipe to make yourself unhappy and make yourself kind of kind of go crazy and question yourself and and so my, my purpose, it’s never been necessarily about me being the the guru or the, the authority here, it’s me being hopefully the the person that can bring these these other people together who are all exceptional in their own right. And, and because I’ve sort of come from that same, you know, I’m one of them in one aspect. So I know what they’re going through in their world and in their business. But I don’t ever believe that I have all the answers. So by bringing them together, and then also, I think of it as almost like creating a sandbox, and creating that sandbox, where I know that that synchronicities and serendipity are going to be at play and and they’re going to get what they need out of out of finding the right person. They’re the right resource or, or the right connection that’s going to happen at the right time. And so I believe in that. And then I also believe in a little bit of prodding and creating the process of that it happens more, so we create good meaningful conversations, and then it’s up to them how vulnerable they want to be or how how, you know how forthright they want to be and you only get out what you what you put into it. So it’s so then it becomes up to them.
David Ralph [41:05]
But how do you also sort of up level? So they’re doing it for a year? And the next year? You’ve got to do different things? Is it just being fun and creative? within the same theme? Or do you think Well, last year, we did this, so we’ve got to do bigger, because I see it in a very small scale, I see it happening, big time in the United Kingdom, we now have problems, which we never had I blame them are blamed me Americans for this. This is high school problem. This is high school problems. Now, when I went through school, you basically walked out at the end of the day, and that’s it, there was nothing. And now sort of knowing your odds of being picked up with limousines and being taken off tees and stuff. And as I say, I blame the Americans, I blame the Americans. I say to my wife, you got to stop this. Because next year, you’ve got to outdo it. And then the year after, you know, bacon, I have three limousines and then for limousines and the jacuzzi, it’s just going to keep the bigger and bigger and bigger. How you up level with your own group so that it doesn’t get boring, but you don’t fall into that same trap?
Yanik Silver [42:06]
Yeah, it’s a great question. Because what we do is very experiential, too. So we we move around the events, and so that it’s never the same, it’s never the exact same kind of event. They can’t, doesn’t like, there’s a lot of Oh, I missed, I don’t know, so and so. And they’re like, oh, man, I can’t believe I missed that or, but it’s we don’t really repeat events. So it is a it’s, it’s, it’s partially a, it’s definitely a double edged sword, because our team has to continually reinvent. But at the same time, it keeps things fresh. And we have three pillars that we’re always working on. It’s it’s the business side, it’s the impact side. So some sort of new way that that these entrepreneurs can make a difference and make an impact, whether through a charity or nonprofit or, or young entrepreneurs or unique adventure and experience as a third leg of what we do. And so so it’s always, those three big pieces are always different. And I don’t ever think oh, we have to make this version even better than what we did before. I just, I just know that if we deliver a great experience on each of those three, then then it’ll turn into a great event.
David Ralph [43:16]
And eight times that with your playfulness really doesn’t need the ability to create this thing and think, oh, we do this this time. And we do that next time.
Yanik Silver [43:24]
It does for sure. And I’m a big believer in surprise and delight and, and you know, just like we might tell them, okay, show up. And you have to have one of four costumes. I forgot. We told them was like a doctor costume, a cheerleader costume and something else. And then we had a Hollywood quality makeup artists come in and make everyone into zombies. And then we did a zombie bar crawl on a random Monday night. So I like the aspect of, you know, they show up with part of the picture. And then and then they don’t know what’s what’s happening.
David Ralph [43:54]
I like the idea of a room for the cheerleaders myself, and you know,
Yanik Silver [43:58]
David Ralph [44:00]
Well, I don’t mind any cheerleaders. That works for me, I went to see the Dallas Cowboys once I couldn’t concentrate on the game at all is, well, why don’t they do that? Why do they put these gorgeous jumping around ladies right in front of a sporting event, I’m here to watch the
Yanik Silver [44:14]
action. I have no idea. It’s it’s definitely a very American thing. I don’t understand it.
David Ralph [44:21]
But what I do understand is the power of these words, but I’m going to play now we’ve spoken about them, we’ve spoken about the guy, let’s hear him. This is Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs [44:30]
Of course, it was impossible to connect the dots looking forward when I was in college. But it was very, very clear looking backwards 10 years later. Again, you can’t connect the dots looking forward, you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future, you have to trust in something, your gut destiny, life, karma, whatever. Because believing that the dots will connect down the road will give you the confidence to follow your heart, even when it leaves you off the well worn path. And that will make all the difference.
David Ralph [45:05]
Now your path started sort of even further than your success. Obviously, one of the big dots in your life was being taken as a two year old from Russia over to America, which is a, you know, a change of culture, change of language, language and everything. That’s that sort of stole out of what you’ve achieved since. I think
Yanik Silver [45:24]
so I mean, I think it has to, right, because I saw my, my parents who worked really hard at whatever, whatever was given to them, like they’d have no entitlement mentality, they, they would take whatever job was open to them. And I remember my father would also do extra work. He’d moonlight on the side repairing medical equipment for some of the doctors he worked with, at the hospital he worked at. And then he he took the the tough sort of Route and said, okay, the administrators found out about and they’re going to either fire him or he had to stop. And he took the less worn path and said, Okay, well, I’m going to, I’m going to do my own thing here. And that had a profound effect on me growing up in a family business.
David Ralph [46:04]
And so when you look back over your life, where would you say your big dot occurred, where things really started going your way after the sort of the early struggles or maybe was part of the struggles in the early days.
Yanik Silver [46:17]
I think that was all part of it was feeling like, I mean, I was talking to my wife the other day, because she was laughing at me. So I finally got running shoes that’s good through this triathlon. And I said, Well, I never had sneakers until I was in seventh grade. Because I was this immigrant child. And I had like these leathers leather sandals. And so feeling different was always sort of part of my story. And I don’t think that’s such a bad thing. Because I remember when I when I got my car, and I started listening to people like Earl Nightingale became a huge mentor for me listen to him over and over again. My friends who get in the car, and they look at all these cassette tapes, and they’re like, what is this stuff? I’m like, I don’t worry about it. And it but he was the first person that really gave me permission to think differently. And and to say that I think it was either lead the field or the Strangest Secret talking about if 95% of people aren’t as successful, then do what 5% of people do? Yeah, it’s usually just doing the opposite. And, you know, it’s like, oh, yeah, of course, it gave me kind of words to what I was already thinking and what I was already brought up in, but I didn’t realize it. And so that was one dot for sure. And then I look back on, you know, when I was 17, one of my biggest medical equipment clients that I sold to I sold him in his entire surgery center, he gave me a Jay Abraham tape. And I was like, wow, this is really fascinating those when you’re talking about not cold calling anymore, and that was a huge.to to just get so fascinated. So Earl Nightingale again said you can become an expert in any subject by reading or studying for one hour a day for three hours or world class expert for one hour for a day for five years. And I’m like, Well what happens if you do for two hours a day or three hours a day and I was just enthralled by by direct response marketing and copywriting and persuasion and influence like via not not talking to somebody not not having to see them in person. And that was a huge dot. You kind
David Ralph [48:06]
of bloody minded on Yani
Yanik Silver [48:08]
consensus. It I get really excited by I don’t know by by that aspect. And then I go deeper and deeper. Like, I want to know the source like, okay, who does who’s who inspired Jay Abraham, who inspired that person who inspired Claude Hopkins. And then I just dig deeper and deeper and it gets to me, like go back to the source and go back to the source. And it gets it gets exciting. And then I guess another dot for sure would be leaving my father’s office like, like, I had this idea of putting out this this course to teach doctors because those are the people I worked with anyway. And I had started consulting with a few of them. And I knew that there was no leverage consulting, like I was only trading my time for money. And so I created this course I didn’t create the course I just created a sales letter for the course. And I wrote I wrote an ad and put it out in dermatologic surgery, journal dermatology, I forgot what it was something that is not a very well read, but only by dermatologists who wanted more cosmetic patients and got 10 responses. And and nobody, nobody ordered. And then I put out a second notice and nobody ordered. And I remember calling the Office of of this one place that I had bought this kit from teaching me how to do this as a Dan Kennedy Jeff Paul product. And I call that talk to this woman, Heather and she’s like, Oh, honey just mailed a third notice. I’m like, okay, I mailed the third notice and literally, on the day of the deadline got the $900 order, and it was like wow, you know, like there’s something that clicks when something that you finally put out and Sona else is giving you money for like it gave me such tremendous energy to go go do it. Like I remember checking the fax machine for a month as or 21 days waiting for this, this order forms come back and as a my dad’s office, and it was just orders for all their stuff, never never my own product. And finally on that last day, you know, outcomes, the facts, it was just so amazing. And and then of course, I had to stay up till like three o’clock in the morning, four o’clock in the morning finishing this product and getting it out there. And but that was a huge, huge huge.to say, I can sell my own stuff.
David Ralph [50:10]
And I do all build up as Jobs was saying that you can’t see it at a time, can you but you can, I can look back to my journey to a nine year old really I can. And he’s just step after step after step. But he’s so linear now. Now I know it’s it’s, it makes a nice story. But I do think it’s true.
Yanik Silver [50:31]
It’s absolutely true. And one of the things that I love and I teach people that I work with is the write your own mythic story. And you know, create your own mythology and create your own just epic story of what you know, you already know what happened up till now. But you can you can create your own meaning behind it. And and so think of it from this epic, like Hero’s Journey or, or a Greek mythology, whatever you want to whatever you want to do with it. But it becomes really exciting when you start looking at it in a you know, he talked about destiny or, or karma, like just believing that you are destined for greatness. Like there’s there’s something there. And when I talked to audiences, I asked them to raise their hands who feels like they’re destined for greatness. And then I haven’t closed her eyes because I don’t want them feeling just embarrassed. So about 85% of them raise their hands and then I have them open their eyes. And I’m like, you guys are in the right room. And there is something to that there’s an I absolutely believe it. That that destiny of greatness and you look at the people who have achieved a lot of meaningful things in this world. They feel like they’ve they were here for a reason. And and so that creates your big why of what you’re doing.
David Ralph [51:41]
Now I’m applying to this totally, I’ve had that feeling ever since I was young boy that I never fit it in all the way through, I just felt there was something more and it could have been being an offer. It could have been being the lead singer of Duran Duran, it could have been anything but you know, I never felt that I fitted in. And this is the first time funnily enough, my whole life. I’m doing something but not only do I feel that I fit in, but every single person that I speak to, almost says to me, yes, I can hear this, this is where you should be. It’s like confirmation. And it’s weird. I never had that in corporate land at all. People just accepted you were there to do a job. But now, people almost want to tell me that I’m doing a good job is a bizarre way. But it fosters that personal belief in yourself.
Yanik Silver [52:26]
It doesn’t, it opens up all these new possibilities. And you wouldn’t even you know, looking back and even looking forward, you’re gonna be like, Oh, my God, I can’t believe you know, because of this relationship, or because of this one interview this turned into this. And it’s like, wow, this is really amazing. And when I talk about destiny of greatness to i, there’s one thing I want to point out, I’m not talking about it from this egotistical side of, of, you know, we have such a big head that we’re destined for greatness, but it’s like you have these resources and talents at your disposal, and you want to make them want to put out your most meaningful work into the world and really leave an impact
David Ralph [52:58]
and that way. Now it’s before we send you back in time, because it is the end of the show on the sermon of the mic. I do have a question that probably every single listener out there wants to ask about when you went up in space I did you throw up and be was it as good as you thought it was going to be?
Yanik Silver [53:15]
Well haven’t been up officially in space yet. The picture you’re seeing on Skype is me in a zero gravity flight, which is you get 30 seconds of zero gravity time in a way this I think it’s like a 767 that’s retrofitted and it does these parabolas. So no, no throwing up, and I’ve done that twice.
David Ralph [53:33]
But do you think it’s going to be as good? Or is it like when you go? You know, shark diving or something? You think it’s gonna be a bit better than this? You know,
Yanik Silver [53:42]
that’s a great, great question. And I had the opportunity to talk to a new Sean sorry, who was the first person woman’s go up into space, like, like, legit space, like the ISS, International Space Station? And I asked her that question. I said, you know, that she had wanted to go up and space and she was like, the tiny little girl and that was her dream. And it finally came true. And and she’s like, honestly, I was I was depressed after because there’s nothing else I was looking forward to. And and then it took her some time to say, okay, what’s my next dream? And then so to teach about dreams. And so I think that if I was 510 years younger, I would be like, okay, what’s the next thing, okay, we’re going to orbit the Earth, or we’re going to walk on the moon or whatever it is, and not be in that moment and not feel totally present. But that’s one of the things that I’ve continued to work on and and not have to have the next big bungee jump on the next big adventure and, and just fully appreciate that moment.
David Ralph [54:37]
Well, hopefully, you’re going to appreciate this next moment in your life, because this is a journey that you can only go on, on this show, where we’re going to send you back in time to have a one on one with your younger self. And if you could go back in time and speak to the young Yannick, what age would you choose? And what advice would you give? Well, we’re going to find out because we’re going to play the music. And when it fades, you’re up. This is the Sermon on the mic.
Unknown Speaker [55:03]
Here we go. With
Unknown Speaker [55:07]
Yanik Silver [55:23]
Hello, little chaotic. I’m this is your this is your higher self. This is your, your more experienced in the future version of yourself. And I’m going to be talking to you anytime that you have a hard decision or something that seems hard. And one of the things that I want you to know is it doesn’t matter. It’s always always right. It’s, it’s always wonderful. And it’s you’ll start seeing magic all around you that that can lead you in the right direction, you’ll start seeing these synchronicities and you’ll start seeing things open up and in divine timing and people showing up in the right way. And books literally falling off the shelf or being handed to you that have have the answers that you need, as long as you’re open and aware and looking for it. And the other thing is, I want you to start thinking about how you’re going to take better care of yourself even earlier. And and think about some stuff that sounds maybe really weird now like meditating or doing yoga, or having deep appreciation and gratitude and in a book like a journal and start keeping a journal even earlier. And and thinking about also just giving yourself intentional white space just hanging out and not having a reason not having to have a reason to do anything and just and just seeing what happens. And you’re always always always following your heart and that’s never going to lead you astray. And it’s it’s always perfect.
David Ralph [56:53]
Mr. Silva was the number one best way that our audience can connect with you sir.
Yanik Silver [56:58]
Probably right now on on the the book page so evolved enterprise com or at my blog, Yannick silver calm,
David Ralph [57:08]
where I have over links on the show notes. Thank you so much for spending time with us today. joining up those dots and please come back again when you have more dots to join up because I do believe that by joining up the dots and connecting our past is the best way to build our futures Mr. Yannick silver thank you so much
Yanik Silver [57:25]
thanks David that’s fun
David Ralph [57:28]
so do you fancy going up into space Do you fancy creating multiple seven figure businesses do you fancy playing and doing yoga in the morning? Well, he proved that is possible. He proved that it’s about mindset is about perseverance. It’s about everything that we talked about on join up dots and anyone out there you know, different from these guys, you know, different from anyone that you’ve heard on all the different shows. It’s just they’ve gone for it, and they have overcome the obstacles and they’ve knocked on doors, and they feel max D out hustle muscle, and every single one of you can have the dream. I totally believe that and I’m not just saying that. And if you want to email me and say it’s not possible, I’m not going to get the dream, man I’m going to email you back personally and probably give you a voicemail telling you why I think you’re wrong because it’s better for you. Thank you so much for listening to this episode. And until next time, this was David Ralph and that was join up dots thanks very much. Bye bye David
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