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I Wish I Knew

I Wish I Knew

By Jonathan A. Graham

It's hard to win a game if you don't know the rules. I started the I Wish I Knew podcast to share the information that I wish I knew earlier on with others. I cover a broad range of topics, but primarily focus on careers, personal finance, investing, mindset and productivity tips. New episodes every other Monday.
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The Art of The Ask

I Wish I KnewAug 02, 2022

The Art of The Ask
Aug 02, 202207:01
Fault vs. Responsibility
Jul 19, 202204:45
Identifying and Eliminating Trojan Horses
Jun 28, 202205:41
The Two Golden Rules

The Two Golden Rules

The Golden Rule is one of the most valuable and timeless precepts to live by. But did you know there is another Golden Rule? 

May 31, 202203:53
Finding Your Lane and Staying In It

Finding Your Lane and Staying In It

To maximize your hand in life, it's important to know your strengths, find your lane, and stay in it. In this episode we talk about the epiphany that Jeff Bezos had that led to him switching lanes, and the 3 things I think about to know if I'm on to the right track. 

May 17, 202207:31
Alignment, Purpose, and Loving Yourself with Top 1% Podcast Host Danny Miranda
May 03, 202229:15
Books, Self-awareness, and Discipline with Juvoni Beckford
Apr 19, 202245:44
The Importance of Running To vs. Running From

The Importance of Running To vs. Running From

In this 5 min episode I reflect on a recent conversation I had with a friend who was considering a job change. It reminded me of a similar decision that I've made in the past.

Apr 05, 202205:01
Livin' Rent Free with Mark Jones
Mar 15, 202238:03
Betting On Yourself with TikTok Star Josh Ogundu
Feb 28, 202232:03
Using Metrics, Ratios, and Comps for Building Wealth, Accountability and Progress!
Feb 14, 202218:23
"Who, Not How" with Mike Ayala
Feb 01, 202248:21
The Importance of Vision
Jan 18, 202204:52
The Importance of Reflection
Jan 04, 202203:04
Viewing Feedback as a Gift
Dec 14, 202146:54
Gratitude: How Math and History Help Me Stay Grateful
Nov 29, 202107:05
The Importance and Power of Consistency

The Importance and Power of Consistency

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1:47 It took him a year to publish his podcast. He was inspired by a book titled Atomic Habits. Now he publishes his podcast with consistency. KEYNOTES:  

0:00 Focus on small habits.  

2:11 quality ends up being a function of quantity.  

2:27 There is power in repetition. There is power in consistency.  

2:31 Anything that is big starts as small.  

2:41 There's a lot of efforts that go into the process of becoming great.  

3:25 The key to being successful is consistency.  

4:51 Over time you can kick down any goal if you're just consistent with it. 

Book:  Atomic Habits by James Clear

Nov 15, 202105:52
Mentors Matter! with "The Mentorship Guy" Brian Keenan
Nov 02, 202146:38
The Dangers of Dismissiveness with Andrew Yu
Oct 18, 202148:06
Setting Goals That Matter with Serial Entrepreneur Michael Nelson
Oct 04, 202141:45
Bouncing Back, Financial Freedom, Finding Purpose and Living an Intentional Life with John Marty

Bouncing Back, Financial Freedom, Finding Purpose and Living an Intentional Life with John Marty

In this episode John talks about his experience owning a company and losing it, the things he learned from losing his job and money, and how he was able to navigate to bounce back in life. He also discussed true financial freedom, monotony in the corporate world and how it suppresses creativity, pursuing meaning and purpose, and his thoughts about retirement.

John Marty is on a mission to help people achieve financial freedom and pursue more fulfilling lives. At 31, he was penny-less, had a baby on the way, and zero job prospects, despite applying to 150 companies. John’s desperate situation led him to take a job at Best Buy for $12 an hour while reinventing himself through the completion of an MBA at the University of Colorado, and a 6-month software development boot camp. After graduation, John landed at American Express as a Senior Product Manager and then left for Amazon in 2017. His journey has led to a deep sense of perspective, humility, and purpose that he draws on to help shape the lives of others.

Learn more about John Marty:
Twitter: @johnRmarty

Check out these books at Amazon:
Rich Dad Poor Dad by Rober T. Kiyosaki
Rich Dad's Cashflow Quadrant by Rober T. Kiyosaki
Find Your F*ckyeah by Alexis Rockley
Think Again by Adam Grant
The Code of the Extraordinary Mind by Vishen Lakhiani
Start with Why by Simon Sinek
Breaking The Habit of Being Yourself by Dr. Joe Dispenza
A Job to Love by The School of Life
Atomic Habits by James Clear

Sep 20, 202145:34
Dealing with Anxiety with Vineet Pandey of Anxiety Asset

Dealing with Anxiety with Vineet Pandey of Anxiety Asset

There are forty million Americans with anxiety. With a statistical record of one in five rating. There is a need to address this anxiety attacks and convert it into an asset. The negative effect of anxiety is suicide. In adult ages suicide is the second leading cause of death.

Vineet is an accomplished management consultant from Minnesota who work with executives and helping companies optimize strategize and monetize. A blogger. He created a website called Anxiety Asset which aims to help people with low levels of anxiety direct the energy into positive force.

Learn more about Vineet Pandey:
Instagram: @anxietyasset
Youtube: Anxiety Asset
Spotify: Anxiety Asset Podcast

Key Takeaways:

  • Gratitude is one of the most powerful help to increase quality life.
  • Anxiety is like puberty you will never know when will it hit.
  • “ Do it Scared”
  • The power of being your authentic self is a real power.
  • Don't care about other superficial ways of fitting in to try and attempt to appease people.
  • A lot of anxiety comes from putting on a facade.
  • “Be yourself”
  • Insecurities contributes to anxiety
  • Anxiety can be an asset not a liability
  • Work on your positive habits
  • “Proper planning, prevents poor performance.”
  • “Confidence, isn't belief that people will like me. It's the belief that I'll be okay, whether they like me or not.”
  • How you spend your day is how you spend your life.

Check out this book at Amazon:
Fail Until You Don’t by: Bobby Bones

Productivity App:

Sep 06, 202153:03
Triple Net Leases, Understanding Yourself, and Keys to Success with Terrence Murphy
Aug 24, 202142:10
Succeeding in Enterprise Software Sales w/ Google Cloud Sales Leader, David Kahn
Aug 02, 202142:17
Exploring the $1B Sync Music Licensing Industry with Jesse Josefsson
Jul 19, 202151:10
Persistence and Resilience with American Ninja Warrior Abel Gonzalez
Jul 06, 202132:55
The Importance of Self-Awareness and Authentic Relationships with Brandon Smith
Jun 22, 202147:09
Why you shouldn't (or should) take the job that pays the most... with Sean Johnson

Why you shouldn't (or should) take the job that pays the most... with Sean Johnson

Jun 07, 202101:13:25
How to Deal with Different Types of Bosses with Author Mary Abbajay

How to Deal with Different Types of Bosses with Author Mary Abbajay

In this episode, Mary talks about her book(Managing Up) which equips readers with blueprints and practical tools for increasing the odds of successfully working with different types of bosses we'll inevitably encounter.

Mary Abbajay is an organizational and leadership development consultant, trainer, author, and keynote speaker dedicated to helping people develop the strategies, skills, and sensibilities needed for success in the 21st century. She is also the president of Careerstone Group, LLC, a full-service organizational and leadership development consultancy that delivers leading-edge talent and organizational development solutions to business and government.

Find out more about Mary Abbajay:
Twitter: @maryabbajay

Check out the book Managing Up by Mary Abbajay on Amazon:

Jun 07, 202135:04
Intro episode. Listen to this first!

Intro episode. Listen to this first!

Check out this intro episode to learn about your host, why he started this podcast, and what you can expect going forward. 

Jun 06, 202106:21