How do successful people become successful and
what are their secrets?
Jeff Smith is a multiple award-winning Keynote Speaker, International Business Trainer, Best-Selling Author and he runs this podcast for The Jeff Smith Foundation to help others who are less fortunate that ourselves. On this show, Jeff talks with people from all walks of life to uncover success stories from all over the world. He talks with the people involved at the sharp end, he asks them how they overcame their toughest challenges and he digs deep to uncover their strategies and shares their inner-most secrets with you.
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Season 1, Episode #1
Jeff Smith talks with Andy Wall
UK Sales Director, The Flying Car
How will it change the world as we know it?
Everybody wants to know about Flying Cars, right? How far? How high? Do I need a pilots licence and how fast can it go? But wait, there’s more! In this interview, Jeff Smith has the uncanny ability to reach deeper and further into the subject matter better than anyone else, just amazing! I hope you enjoy the podcast on the flying car as much as we did talking about it.
In this episode of Secrets of Success I’m getting the inside story on the world’s first commercially available, flying car, the PAL-V, and what flying cars will mean to you and I in our daily lives.
Is it a car that flies, or is it a an aircraft that drives? As the makers say, “It’s not pie in the sky, it’s a car in the sky”. The PAL-V is for sale, yes, you can actually buy one, and in this episode I have with me Andy Wall, he’s the Head of Sales in the UK for PAL-V and I’m going find out the truth behind the myths, the legends and the true possibilities for the flying car and what difference it will make to our lives. (Click on the images to make them larger).
Some of the questions asked are:
How long does it take to change from car to plane?
How far can it fly?
What kind of fuel does it take?
Do I need a pilot’s license?
WOW LOOK AT THIS… PAL-V is providing The Jeff Smith Foundation with a free flight in this amazing machine and we’re giving it away. All you have to do is Share and Follow and and your name will be entered for the flight. If you like the show, please a review on Apple Podcasts for an extra bonus to help us grow the show and we’ll keep on bringing you more.
Season 1, Episodes 2, 3, 4 and 5
Jeff Smith Talks With The Stig From Top Gear – Perry McCarthy
From Formula 1 to The Original Stig on Top Gear
and everything else in between
“It’s quite an honour to have been interviewed about my career and attitudes as much as I have been over many, many years, but I think this is my favourite – thanks to the charming and perceptive Jeff Smith who, although loves a gag or two, drilled down to what makes a race driver tick”
The Original Stig from BBC Top Gear
In this 4 part interview of Secrets of Success Jeff Smith is talking with Perry McCarthy, the first and the original Stig, from BBC’s Top Gear. The interview was conducted at Perry’s home where Perry cooked lunch for them both whilst they talked and got to know each other. Following lunch, they talked openly over the kitchen table, and this enlightening, humorous and emotional interview took place to uncover the inner secrets of one of the world’s best racing drivers.
Perry McCarthy is an ex-Formula 1 racing driver and best-selling author of the book, Flat Out Flat Broke. Jeff talks with him about his life as The Stig, how he was selected for the job and Perry goes on to reveal many secrets from the iconic and mysterious character on the world’s most loved TV motoring programme. You may be surprised at what you hear because not everything is seen on camera.
Perry talks about his life before and after The Stig including his time in Formula 1. He combines his famous sense of humour with his experiences of rising to the top against the odds in one of the toughest sports on the planet.
Jeff asks him some soul-searching questions and in one moment, Perry is overcome with emotion and sheds a tear as he recalls a time when he was crippled with fear whilst he was out on the race track. He then goes on to explain how he gathered his courage and suppressed his fear to attain what he describes as the greatest achievement of his life.
Season 1, Episode #6
Jeff Smith Talks With Dave Combs
The song that made $millions and changed people’s lives
Dave Combs is a songwriter and photographer with four decades of experience. He’s written over 120 songs and created fourteen albums of soothing, relaxing instrumental piano music.
His songwriting began with the now popular standard, Rachel’s Song. His soothing, relaxing music has been played millions of times worldwide on radio, satellite, and all internet streaming media and it continues to touch the lives of millions of people all over the world.
This is a story of the struggles, the successes and life-saving melodies that literally changed people’s lives which culminates in his brand new book, Touched By The Music.
Season 1, Episode #7
Jeff Smith Talks With Melkart Rouhana
Best-Selling Author on
Culture, Leadership and Service Excellence
In this episode of Secrets of Success Jeff Smith is talking with Melkart Rouhana. He’s a world-renowned expert on culture, leadership and service excellence, but that’s not all, he’s also a best-selling author and his book called “Greatness is NOW HERE” and it contains 3 principles to jazz up your culture, pep up your people and spice up your customer experience”
Jeff has known Melkart for a number of years and his work, his wisdom and his philosophy has been instrumental to the success of some of the most celebrated companies around the globe.
Season 1, Episode #8
Jeff Smith Talks With John Follis
The Award-Winning Advertising Executive Who Went From Being Fired 4 Times
To Being Honoured At The White House
In this interview of Secrets of Success Jeff Smith is talking with John Follis who is an award winning advertising executive and marketing expert. His Madison Avenue ad agency, “Follis DeVito Verdi” was one of the most successful and award-winning in the USA. For its successful ad campaigns it received national media attention in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Forbes, CNBC, and The Harvard Business Review.
As a thought leader John’s been invited to address The World Business Academy and The Yale Entrepreneurial Institute among others. And, for his exceptional public service work, he was personally honored at The White House. But before any of that he was fired… 4 times… in the first 7 years of his career He also flunked his first college advertising class and was told he would never succeed in advertising.
How he overcame those multiple early setbacks is part of what John will be sharing with us in this interview.
Season 1, Episode #9
Jeff Smith Talks With Stuart How
The Harley Street Hypnotherapist And Celebrity Performance Coach
Who Tells Us The Truth About Hypnosis
Stuart How is a hypnotherapist who studies the psychology of success and help top athletes and business people to reach their goals. In this interview, Stuart reveals what hypnotism is all about, how it works and how business people can use these techniques to achieve greater success.
Stuart talk about his personal journey to success and along the way share his story about alcohol abuse, the darkness of his suicidal mood swings, and violent attacks on other people which were happening multiple times every week. After living a life which would have led to an early death, Stuart goes on to explain how he faced his own demons and from the depths of suicide, he got himself on the road to recovery. With just £7.50 in his pocket, he went on to build his own business and built a thriving hypnotherapy practice in Harley Street within just 3 years – a journey which takes others around 20 years to achieve.
Jeff really wanted to meet with Stuart face-to-face for this interview and getting their diaries together was a real challenge, but they did it. Jeff jumped into his car very early on a Saturday morning, drove for a few hours and they met in a restaurant close to Stuart’s home. The background noises of the restaurant enhance the ambience and flavour of our conversation. Stuart talks about the meaning of success, the law of attraction, and finishes with a message that will fill you with inspiration to fulfil your dreams, goals and desires.
Season 1, Episode #10
Jeff Smith Talks With Sean Tyler Foley
Best-Selling Author of
The Power To Speak Naked
Show Trailer for The Power To Speak Naked with Sean Tyler Foley
Sean Tyler Foley, (Tyler, as he’s known by his friends), is an accomplished film and stage performer and has been acting in film and television since he was 6 years old. He’s appeared in productions such as Freddy Vs Jason, Door to Door, Carrie, and the musical, Ragtime.
Tyler is passionate about helping others take the stage and impact an audience with their stories. He is currently the Managing Director of Total Buy In and author of the #1 best-selling book The Power to Speak Naked.
His passion is promoting and encouraging people to be heard and understood. He’s a professional speaker and international trainer, who inspires others to reach for their dreams.
Today, Tyler works with executives, helping them show up powerfully behind the mic to gain the exposure they desire.
But it’s not been an easy ride, when he was a young boy, his father was killed in a motor vehicle accident, and if that was not enough to cope with, he encountered a medical incident that totally paralyzed the left side of his body for over a year when he was just 17 years old.
WOW… this is a real rollercoaster ride of adversity, success, paralysis for over a year and then fighting through it all to become a much loved coach and #1 best selling author.