Secrets of Success

Hosted by Jeff Smith

The Podcast For Life

SEASON 4

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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  4, Episode 1
Lessons In Success From Real Life Top Gun Fighter Pilot

Jeff Smith talks with Dominic “Slice” Teich

TOP GUNDominic “Slice”Teich

Episode Release Date 17 January 2023

Domic “Slice” Teich is a real life Top Gun, F16 Fighter pilot, and Jeff Smith is talking with him about what life is like being a fighter pilot in the USAF

Never mind the movies, in the real world, to fly a fighter jet, you need a PLAN, you need a COACH, you need the right TRAINING and living life in the world of a fighter pilot requires all 3. Today, Dominic brings his fighter pilot background skills and mindset and applies them to business to guide driven individuals who want to succeed, who want be their best, and who want to define their purpose.

Dominic also has a business, he’s a 2 x #1 best-selling author and I’m really proud to disclose that the proceeds from his books go to charity to help kids with cancer.

It’s plain to see that Dominic Teich is no ordinary guy, this is going to be an interview of questioning what it takes to make decisions at 800 MPH+, pulling upon every resource you have in order to succeed, and coupled with that, working under immense pressure when your own life is under threat.

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Season 4, Episode 2
Olympic Gold Medalist To Shock The World

Jeff Smith Talks With Steve Mellor

Steve Mellor

Episode Release Date Tuesday 24 January 2023

In this episode Jeff Smith is talking with Steve Mellor, world class athlete and olympic gold medalist coach

Steve Mellor first realised his potential as a world class athlete when ranked as a top-50 world backstroke swimmer and becoming a member of British senior teams at international events.

He then spent a decade as an elite-level, swimming coach in the United States university system coaching swimmers to national and international prominence, and his final act was that of being the man behind Louisiana State University’s first ever American Olympic swimmer in Brooks Curry, who went on to win an Olympic Gold with Team USA at the 2020 games.

Steve turned his passion for optimising individual performance into founding his own coaching company, and went onto host the Career Competitor podcast interviewing athletes and established competitors to discuss how they optimize their competitive characteristics to reach great heights in their career.

Steve wrote his first book called SHOCK THE WORLD! A Competitor’s Guide to Realizing Your Potential. Steve believes he is the result of a man who has walked the path of betting on himself, going the extra mile, and believing that great things come to those who see, and dare to realise their own potential.

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Season 4, Episode 3
Think And Grow Rich, The Missing Pages

Jeff Smith Talks With Blaine Oelkers

Episode Release Date Tuesday 31 January 2023

Think and grow rich - free, the missing pages

“Jeff Smith is the king of all podcast hosts! He picked me up so many times to ask some amazing questions that other people simply miss. His knowledge of success and what it takes to achieve it is second to none, and that’s why he never lets his guests off the hook when they make any throw away comments. He extracts the juice out of everyone – he’s a real master of the game.
Blaine Oelkers 

Episode Release Date Tuesday 31 January 2023

In today’s episode Jeff Smith is talking with Blaine Oelkers – He’s a TEDx Speaker with more than 190,000 views 

I’ve invited Blaine onto the show because I wanted to talk with him about the missing pages of the book, Think and Grow Rich, and why people don’t get rich. Blaine himself is America’s only Chief Results Officer® He’s always loved to help people get results and he knows which habits bring success and results, and perhaps more importantly, how to create them instantly and stick with them for a lifetime.

This is going to be an interesting interview questioning the steps of success and understanding why so many people fail to reach their goals and aspirations.    

Think And Grow Rich, The Missing Pages – Jeff Smith Talks With Blaine Oelkers

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Season 4, Episode 4
The Magic Formula For How To Be A Best-Selling Author

Jeff Smith talks with HJ Chammas

The magic formula for how to be a best selling author

“Oh My Goodness, I’ve never been interviewed like this before and I’ve never gone into so much detail about how to write a successful international #1 best-selling book. Jeff didn’t let me get away with anything and there are so many golden nuggets in here about how to write your book, how to structure it and then, all the things you need to do to make it a really big best-seller. I’ve never gone into so much detail, Jeff is incredible. 

HJ Chammas

Episode Release Date Tuesday 7 February 2023

In this episode Jeff Smith is talking with Habib Chammas about “The Magic Formula for How To Be A Best-Selling Author”

Habib, or H.J. as he’s known to his friends, is an award-winning best-selling author, coach, entrepreneur, and investor who achieved financial independence by investing in rental properties, creating online businesses, and helping other authors to publish their bestselling books.

He’s the founder of the Employee Millionaire (a financial education and book publishing company). He’s guided thousands of students through their personal finances, launching their online business, publishing their bestselling books, and investing in income-producing assets. HJ is also the author of 4 books himself: The Employee Millionaire, The Employee Millionaire – Personal Workbook, The 4 Stages of Building Wealth, and his newly published book, Millionaire Mindset and Success

This is going to be an interview that explores, not only writing a book, but also the magic formula for making it a #1 international best-seller.

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Season 4, Episode 5
The Gift Of Pain And The Lessons For Success

Jeff Smith Talks With Anthony Kitchens

Anthony Kitchens - the gift of pain and lessons for success

“Part way through the show, you’ll hear me say… Man, you’re like Oprah! I can honestly say, in my 51 years on this planet, this is without doubt the best podcast I’ve ever been on, and I’ve been on a lot! I know lots of people say this about him, and there are many reviews, but Jeff Smith is a wonderful host. I’m not ashamed to say that he made me cry, being a guest on the show was a truly wonderful experience because his superb interviewing skills and questions took me back to places that I’ve not visited for avery long time. What an exceptional show you have Jeff Smith, you are the best!” 

Anthony Kitchens

Episode Release Date Tuesday 14 February 2023

In today’s episode Jeff Smith is talking with Anthony Kitchens 

Tony as he’s known by his friends, is the author of a book entitled “The Gift of Pain”, an entrepreneur and philanthropist. The companies Tony founded have generated more than $100 million in revenue and serviced the largest multi-national corporations in the world. Tony is on a mission to help as many people around the world through the wisdom he shares using his various platforms.

This is going to be an interview of questioning defining your purpose and what it takes to obtain it.    

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Season 4, Episode 6
Improvisation Is One Of The Big Secrets Of Success
Jeff Smith Is Talking With Michael Deiderich, The Improv Guy

Michael Deiderich, The Improv Guy talks about improvisation and success“I expected to be on another podcast show, all I can say is that I know Jeff and I should have known better!

As I started to share my failures and times of deep depression, I knew Jeff would take care of me and create a safe environment, but WOW, he’s so freakin’ good at this, he took me to places where I cried. We tend to bury these things, but he bought it all out of me. The thing that really got to me is when he said, “Michael, someone could be listening right now who’s in the same position” I never considered that and it moved me so deeply and I kept on sharing what it took for me to be successful.

Jeff Smith, you are incredible, you were born to do this, I love you man.”
Michael Deiderich

Episode Release Date Tuesday 21 February 2023

In this episode Jeff Smith is talking with Michael Diederich, The Improv Guy

Michael has spent his whole life on stage! He performed most of his youth in California, studied musical theatre at Wagner College in New York, and had a brilliant career for over a decade in the Netherlands.

However, after many years of theatre productions and tours, Michael still wanted more variation, and improv was the answer. He began performing with Boom Chicago in 1993 and in 2006 became a full-time improv actor.

During his time there he gave thousands of workshops, helped them improve their syllabus, created their Public Speaking programme, and helped them develop Interacting, their highly successful improv training for children with autism.

But after many years, Michael realized he was working extremely hard for a small portion of the profits, and was doing the majority of the work himself. With some encouragement from friends and mentors, Michael decided to take a risk in 2018 and go freelance. He is now working even harder, but now instead of a slice, he gets the whole pie!

This is going to be an interview where you will not believe some of the things that have happened to Michael, the depths of despair reinventing himself, and then finding his way to amazing success.

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Season 4, Episode 7
TV Fitness Expert Gets Noisy Cancer And Bounces Back

Jeff Smith talks with Fitz Koelher

My noisy cancer comeback by Fitz Koehler - Fitzness is free

“Jeff Smith is just one of the sweetest men I’ve met and he’s such a fantastic host, I loved every second… the show was over an hour and a half and it felt like a few minutes, he’s amazing, a real pro.

I was in great shape and my TV was top of the charts in the USA, then I got cancer. I lost most of my body weight, I was skeletal, my hair fell out and I carried on because something wonderful happened and Jeff’s superb questions bought out all my secrets. I’d love to come back on the show next year with a few updates, he’s just fantastic.” 

Fitz Koehler

Episode Release Date Tuesday 28 February 2023

In today’s episode I’m talking with Fitz Koehler – she describes herself as Noisy, Bossy and compelling

Fitz Koehler is among the most prominent fitness experts and race announcers in America. With a Master’s Degree in Exercise and Sport Sciences and decades of experience teaching fitness worldwide, Fitz has helped countless people live better and longer by making fitness understandable, attainable, and fun. 

But she’s faced herchallenges… In 2019, Fitz was diagnosed with breast cancer, and her once healthy, athletic body was brutalized by 15 months of chemotherapy, radiation, and multiple surgeries. Instead of shutting down, this noisy and bossy lady turned the volume up on her career and her life. She strategically orchestrated her own healthy cancer comeback from being sick, scrawny, and weak, to becoming a strong Boston Marathon finisher. Her memoir My Noisy Cancer Comeback: Running at the Mouth, While Running for My Life, was released in 2020 and has been a great source of motivation for those facing hardships in many areas of their lives. 

In her free time, Fitz enjoys water sports, strength training, obstacle course racing, animals, hugs, sarcasm, getting muddy in her Jeep Wrangler, and travel. 

In today’s programme, she’s going to share inspirational lessons from her cancer-crushing whirlwind to convince you that, “you can do hard things,” too. 

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Season 4, Episode 8
I Worked On Hollywood Movies And I learned This Secret

Jeff Smith Talks with Geoffrey Klein

I worked on hollywood movies and I learned this secret“What a fantastic show. Jeff Smith really gets to the heart of the matter and I was really thrilled about the questions he asked because he allowed me to get into depth about the science behind storytelling, how our brains work, we covered The Hero’s Journey,the PAD principle and he kept the whole thing engaging, it really was a fabulous experience.”
Geoffrey Klein

Episode Release Date Tuesday 7 March 2023

Mission Impossible 2, Legally Blonde, Die Another Day, just a few of the big hollywood movies where Geoffrey Klein learned this secret.

In this episode, Jeff Smith Talks with Geoffrey Klein,

Geoffrey Klein is a visual storyteller who trained in the trenches of Hollywood. Working in the “story” department at a top talent and literary agency to working for the president of production at both Paramount Pictures and MGM Studios, Geoffrey worked on films such as the Truman Show, Mission Impossible 2, Legally Blonde and Die Another Day. 

Geoffrey built on his love of story and used it to share with others – whether that be on the Tedx stage, in a university classroom as an adjunct professor, or as an award winning producer of marketing video and animation for corporate clients.

Whether telling stories about climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, swimming with sharks, or having a gun pulled out in front of him – Geoffrey loves to share stories and help others craft and share their stories.

This is a story about how to get the right message, to the right audience for the greatest impact.

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