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Welcome to The MIND BODY BUSINESS Show. The three keys to your success is just moments away. Here's your host, Brian Kelly.
Hello, everyone, and welcome, welcome, welcome to The MIND BODY BUSINESS Show. Oh, my goodness. I love what I get to do. And the reason I love it so much is because of the fantastic, phenomenal and amazing guest experts that come onto this show. And tonight is no different. In fact, the level of excitement has been jacked up a little bit because I just spoke with this young woman prior to the show and she has a ball of energy and she is the epitome of what I like to call an action taker. And that is why she is making big waves in the business world. We're going to get into that in detail very, very soon. The MIND BODY BUSINESS Show, first off, what is that real quickly? In my now fifty five years on this planet, about 10 years ago or so, I began focusing on only successful people. What made them successful? I became very, very curious and I started studying them. And I got mentors like actual literal physical mentors. I also read books of authors who had achieved success, attended seminars, you name it, and started noting what were those qualities that made them so successful? And that came down to patterns that I saw that kind of trickled to the top in each and every case. And those patterns fell in three different areas where I'd like to call the three pillars of success, which you may have guessed by now what those are.Yes. Mind, mindset is what that stands for. And each and every person that I notice that had a high degree of success had a very powerful and very flexible mindset. And then there's body and that's literally that they take care of themselves, their physical body, by ingesting nutritious food and drink and by exercising on a regular basis. And then there's business. Business is multi, multi multi-faceted. There are so many wonderful aspects to business to mastering it. Things like sales, marketing, team building, scaling, leadership, systematize. It just goes on and on. The good news with business, that part of it. Each of these successful folks had mastered that area as well. However, that being said, they didn't master every single aspect of business them self. What they did was they mastered leadership. So they could delegate all of those things that they did not have a core competency or the actual talent to make that work. And so that was another great thing that bubbled up to the top. What's so mind, body and business is this is a show. For entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs, and this is what makes us live and breathe and enjoy life is discussing what makes a person successful. And Dr. Aura. Aura Imbarus. I knew I was gonna do something like that. Dr. Aura Imbarus is no, except she is phenomenally successful. I can't wait for you to meet her in just a moment. And another very, very common trait of successful people is also that they are very avid readers. And if you're not reading right now, then one would not be the right time to start. Because I was a late bloomer in that area. And with that in mind, I'd like to segway real quickly into a short segment I affectionately call bookmarks.
Bookmarks, Born to read. Bookmarks. Ready, steady, read! Bookmarks. Brought to you by ReachYourPeakLibrary.com.
There you see it. ReachYourPeakLibrary.com on the side. And by the way, while you're watching this live or even if you're watching it after and it's recorded or listening on our podcast. Do yourself a favor and take out a piece of paper. You know, that old fashion stuff and a pen. You remember what those look like, right? Or even a pencil and take notes and stay with us on the show. And what I mean by that is, rather than falling prey to wanting to run off and go look at these resources, these Web sites like ReachYourPeakLibrary.com. Just write down the u._r._l and go to it later after the show. And the reason I bring that up is because during the show, Aura is going to be giving some incredible nuggets of wisdom and value. And if you are distracted by looking at another Web site or looking at another resource, something that you heard and you don't catch the essence of what she just said. You may have just lost the one tip that could catapult you into the realm of success you look you want and you deserve. And I kid you not. I've seen it happen time and time again, especially when speaking from stage. And people will get up to leave the room, maybe to go to the restroom. I hope you already take care of that for the show because you won't want to miss a minute and just stay in the room. The magic happens in the room. All right. Reach your peak library. That is a website I literally built and had built for you. I had you in mind. The entrepreneur or the business professional, the person looking to achieve greater success than they have today, whatever that level is today. They want to increase it. And so this is a comprehensive list of around 40 books that I personally have read and I bet I call them. These are books I recommend to everyone to go out and get a copy and read. So if you are not reading right now or even if you are, it's always a good idea to have a set of recommended books by another successful person so that you might find one that you have not yet read. And it kind of reduces the probability of wasting your time when you see a list of books that you know someone else, at least someone else got impact from. And not every book I've ever read is on here. I've been very scrutinized, if that's even a word about what I put on this list. They must pass some criteria. And you can see I'm sure you're seeing many familiar books for those who have read or have heard of any books in the business world. It's just the list just goes on and on and on. And so I highly recommend that you go to reach a peak library dot.com after the show is over and just grab a book and pick it. It goes straight to Amazon and you can acquire it there. It's not a moneymaking site. That is not the purpose of the site. It is there literally as a gift and resource to you. So I hope you take advantage of that and and do that so you can really increase your levels of success. Because I found after finally starting to read about that a decade ago, the same time I started studying successful people. My life has literally changed for the better as a result. Speaking of life changing moments, you're about to encounter one. And so I think it's time we bring on the woman of the hour. What do you think? Yeah, let's do it. Here we go.
It's time for the guest expert, spotlight, savvy, skillful, professional, adept, trained, big-league qualified.
And there she is, ladies and gentlemen, the one they only Aura Imbarus. Welcome to the show.
Hi, Brian. Nice meeting you virtually.
Yes. Yes. And it turns out we're literally not that far apart geographically at this moment. We're both in Southern California, which is really cool. We're going to learn a lot about you really soon. Can't wait to share you with the world. But before I really like formally bring you on, I want to remind everyone watching that you have the opportunity if you stay on to the end of this live broadcast. You have the opportunity to win a five nights day at a five star luxury resort in Mexico, compliments of our sponsors at power texting dot com. And it's a really awesome trip. It's not one of those where they pull you in and they take you into a room and you listen to a timeshare pitch for half your first day. It's not that. In fact, I know this for a fact because the very sponsors have themselves tested this very gift. A total of three times already. And they say it's just like your another paying guest. They really don't know any different. And so it's a phenomenal, phenomenal giveaway. We give away one every single show. So just stick on to the end and we'll give you the details on how you can enter to win that. I hope each and every one of you win. That just means you keep coming back to watch the show. All right.
Excuse me. Now for the woman of the Hour. Doctor. She's a doctor, doctor.
Doctor Aura Imbarus is an award IT educator, journalist, life coach and author of the critically acclaimed Amazon bestseller. Go check it out out of the Transylvania Night. A Story of Tyranny. Freedom, Love and Identity. A memoir detailing her life in Romania during the Communist regime. And conversations with the past. My gosh. She is also the founder of See Beyond Live or Lives Sorry, Love Inspire, a company that issues see Beyond magazine, which we'll be talking about here tonight, a motivational and inspirational publication for teens, young minds and young at heart. Adults also offers life coaching an international global events planning. Yes. This young lady is multi multi-talented. And you are going to find out exactly just how much. So here in the coming moments, she has combined her B.A., you for languages, M.A. in American and British studies and p_h_d_ in world humanities with additional special interests. Becoming a licensed clinical hypnotherapist and training with Dr. Brian Weiss and Dr. Wanita Holmes. Since 1998, she has taught both high school and college level classes in Southern California. And she has been featured on. Check this out. NBC, ABC, CNBC, good morning, San Diego and in Forbes, Romania. With that now firmly and officially introducing to the stage. Aura Imbarus! Welcome.
Thank you Brian. My God, what are you talking about me?
And there was actually more I could have done and read. And I decided, you know what? Let's let it come straight from you.The thing I love about when I get these bios for guest speakers and I read them and, you know, find out who you are before you even come on the show. It's very telling. It gives me a great snapshot into who you are, what you've achieved. The thing it doesn't do, though, it doesn't get me into that deeper level to truly understand how you someone like you, doctor or Imbarus or or how you have achieved such great success.And what I mean by that is I love to I'm very curious and I love to like kind of take back the curtain and to see what is going on in that beautiful brain of yours that that causes your level of success. And as you and I know we discussed prior to the show, mindset has everything to do with one success or lack thereof. So what I'd like to find out, if you don't mind, is like in the morning when you wake up, this is a common we go to this when you wake up. Like if you're anything like me, I'm kind of groggy. Some people get up in there, bam. I'm kind of groggy out of, you know. I'll move my feet over the end of the tip of the bed and then get up and then I start waking up and I realize, OK, I'm conscious and I start realizing the day ahead and get excited for it for you. When you're doing this day in and day out, all the things you're doing which will go over those. What is it that in your mind motivates you that drives you to take on another day? Because let's face it, entrepreneurship is not simple. It takes a lot of work. What is it for you that keeps you going? Every single day?
Well, I do believe that happiness. Right. It's a choice. So in the morning, when you wake up, you're either going to make a decision to be happy or you're going to make a decision to be sad staff. So let's say today, it's Thursday.
So I woke up in the morning and I can be like, oh, my God, there's a here we go again. As one more day until the weekend. Oh, God. Or you'll wake up in the morning. You're like thirsty. So one day closer to the weekend. I really enjoy this Thursday. Oh, my God. I'm gonna make the best out of it so you motivate yourself.
I don't believe that somebody can give you energy. You actually create energy. And that energy, it's coming from you in the morning. If you're not going to start the day on the right page, when are you going to get there? By the time you're going to finish the book. So I wake up in the morning. The first thing I do, I kind of like stretch myself. I come out of bed and I say thank you for reaching the floor and from feeling alive, because that's that's a gift that we all think that is just supposed to be like that.
And it's not a given. It's a gift. Each and every day when you wake up in the morning in comparison to others who didn't really have that choice, or probably they will wake up or they're going to be in pain. I will cop actually physically fit. And it's just another day that I can tackle. So I wake up and it's like, OK, thank you for another amazing day that is going to start right now. Then I'm very much in tune with both of my parents. Even if they passed away at the very young age, they are still with me and I give things to my ancestors. I give thanks to my parents for bringing me into this world because without them I would not really be here.
And then after I do that, I kind of like run the whole day mentally how it's going to go. And I just go with the end in mind that it's going to be a great day, that I'm going to accomplish all the things I will and want to accomplish. And then I go backwards and then I'm ready, you know, for each and every task. The way they're coming.
That is phenomenal. I already have writer's cramp because I am a product of the product. I do practice what I preach. I'm already writing notes as Laura is talking and we have a few people chiming in. I want to call out really fast because one is a personal friend of mine, Tom, and he is always a funny guy. I recently shaved off my goatee and beard of a to actually go snorkeling so that there would be a good seal on the net on the mask. And so that's where Tom was going in time, if you would mind, if you're still on.
Please go ahead and type in the comments, the link to your your wonderful school, Internet marketing school or whatever the product project is you're working on now. I know you had several going on İcra emails. I love this guy. He's an amazing guy. That's why I won't give him a couple props here and give me the opportunity to share with the world because it's the one of most authentic and in just one of the greatest character guys I've ever met. He's an Internet Internet marketing multimillionaire. So he can do whatever he wants. He can decide to do what he wants. He doesn't have any financial constraints. And he chooses to be a man of integrity. And I appreciate him. So thanks, Tom, and thanks for chiming in. And then we have Matthew cross', Beba Aura Matthew. Wonderful. Wonderful. So I just want to give an opportunity for folks to say hi and interact. I love that part about this show. Speaking of interaction and well, actually, more reading. We were talking about or I was talking about the importance of reading in the beginning of the show. And it's just true to a person that I've had on the show, everyone seems to be well in tune with, you know, the written word books of those books that really compel and propel us. And for you, I'm guessing I know the answer to this already or I'm going to ask anyway, would you consider yourself to be an avid reader and assuming the answer is yes? What would be the one book if you could just use one of all the books you've read? Could be a recent on you are reading that had the most impact on you personally that you can recall.
Well, so I do read a book a week. Wow. And I would say to books that really, really impacted my life on a very personal level. It was dying to be me by I need someone. Ajani. And the second one, The Power of Intention by Wayne Dyer. And if you want, I can go into details why those two but dying to be me, I need I actually was dying of cancer and she's going to go in a coal mine when she's going to come back. She actually is going to realize why she got the cancer. And literally, she healed herself of cancer after going into a coma. And it so happened that my mom passed away of cancer in 2008 and I had a lot of guilt and resentment. And the moment I actually she didn't even write the book. It was just presented by Wayne Dyer on stage in 2011. And I made a note to myself the moment the book, it's going to come out that I'm just going to go and buy it. And then I met Danny. I felt in love with her. We befriended each other. And actually, she also endorsed my book, Conversations with the Past. And I'm just a huge fan of her work and the fact that with the right mindset, you can even cure cancer.
I can relate to that on so many levels. I lost my mom in 2009 to breast cancer. And yes, and I truly believe that the healing power comes from the mind. More than anything. If you have a you know, a lot of people try to beat it. When it comes and for no reason, they're not successful. But I think if they're prepared with a powerful mindset from a subconscious level, not just consciously, that they can make a huge difference in their recovery. And so that's that sounds very powerful. And I appreciate that. We had another individual that wanted to say, hi, my name is Ilona.
Ilona, yes. E-Loan, actually, it's an amazing tangoing Stryker's. So you guys want to get in shape in the right way to do it. This pretty much take tango lessons. Well, go and take a loan at classes and you will definitely be in shape and you kind of shape.
That is a perfect Segway. One of the second word of this, the title of this actual show is Body The MIND BODY BUSINESS Show. And I was curious. Again, I think I know the answer to this one, too. But how important would you say physical fitness is to you and your business and in your personal life?
Well, I always say that if you want something to be done, give it to a busy person. But if you're busy, that means that you are in shape, because otherwise, you know, you can't you are not going to be able to multitask 10000 things at the same time.
And so, of course, you know, try to do something that you like when people go like, oh, my God, I have to go to the gym. And here comes a New Year's resolution. Have we heard about that? Yes, of course. In January, I'm going to go to the gym in February. I'm going to drag myself in March. Gym lowers that location. I don't even remember it. And so in April, we are back to our usual self because we do act out of our subconscious mind that it's 95 percent a set of habits and things that we've done. And we became very comfortable with. So I think that, you know, I would not even think that I am going to change my habits. I'm going to replace them with something else. The moment you say change, all of a sudden the people are like, oh, my God, I have to recreate myself here. I have to go on a diet to go on a diet. You don't want to die. You know, I don't want to die to change something. I'm going to replace, you know, like three pieces of chocolate with one piece of chocolate and two fruits. Mike, you know, as an example. So you know the body, if you are not going to be in shape just because the lack of sickness, the lack of illnesses, it's not health. Just because you are not sick doesn't mean that you are healthy. So to be healthy, to become healthy, whatever you're going to put in, it's going to affect you at the cellular level and of course, of the mental level.
So if you are going to eat things that are not necessarily healthy, well, imagine how your mind is going to work as well. I also think that people eat and then they kind of like they're guilty. Oh, my God, I eat chocolate. So now for two weeks, I'm going to go on a diet and then the diet is ending. And you're back to your original, I don't know, 150 pounds, 60, and then your dieting again. It's not you should not diet. You should just change things on a daily basis, step by step. Not you're not going to run the marathon in 24 hours with no preparation whatsoever. So start was one step change, one step at a time. And let's say you're going to go to the gym. Oh, my God. You know, the ones that are going to the gym, like, let's say, the part-timers stuff. They go to the gym and all of a sudden they are running through the whole gym and they are doing they're working all on their back, on their arms, on their legs. Like. What are you doing there? I mean, just take one part of your body and work on it and then you move to the next one tomorrow and the following day to the next one. People just think that the moment you are going to put a seed, the flower is going to bloom that the next day. Really? Give me that recipe, please.
I love all of that. Oh, my goodness. I was again ticking veracious notes and I've never heard this one before. This is so beautiful.
What you said was just because you are not sick doesn't mean that you are healthy. That is powerful. So many people think, well, if I don't have a known disease or a known issue that doctors diagnosed me with and I must be good. And all the while they're eating garbage for food, things that are not helping their body and they're not moving at all. And speaking of fitness, I did want to point out there was one thing that we did not point out about you, Aura, and that is you are an amazing competitive dancer who just won a prize.
It's like, wow. So this is someone who practice what she preaches. And she. How long ago did you start dancing, you said. It wasn't long ago.
I literally started it last year in May. And I was taking one hour a week. And then my amazing guest right there, pro dancer Alexander Sachar, coming off. Sasha was like, how about we are going to do a showcase? And I'm the type of person. It's like, yes, no problem. And I went home.
I'm like, what was that showcase? I'm like, OK, Google that showcase. What am I supposed to do? So, you know, I always say yes, because if you say no, then you cannot backtrack and you know, you change your mind. But if I said yes, then you can say later on, you sit on it, you'll sleep on it. You're like, you know what a second thought. Yeah, I'm not going to do it. But if a start was. No. I mean, nobody's going to call me back. You already said no. So, yes, I started dancing in May and he said, let's do a jive, and I'm a huge lover of Elvis Presley and the 1950s, 1960s. And then in December, he's like, let's do something else. My job is like, no, let's do something else. I was like, Eddie ceglia says, you know, I mean, it's his, you know, sexual. I would love to tackle that part. And it's like how Orson Welles looks good to me. And now Dancing with the Stars SBA. And I had the new instructor and, you know, our personalities clashed. And then still we found a way to work it through and we got the judges. So it was nice. It was really great. But again, say yes first and then you change your mind.
So that so that is great advice as well. And notice, I want everyone to notice this. This is amazing. You know, every time I'm asking or questions, she answers the question and frames it in kind of a metaphor of how you can use it to improve your life. So she could just said, yes, I want to. Prize's not fantastic. She went on to also talk about the importance of saying yes, which is also very powerful for you in increasing your level of success. And I love that you do that or that. That's it's so powerful. I I've spoken from stage. I've had events of my own, and I literally have a slide on my presentation. You remember the movie? Yes, man.
Of course, with Jim Carrey.
Well, I have a slide with him, and he's in this pose with a big yes above it. And talk about the importance of saying yes, just like you did. So. So, absolutely. And it is it is huge. You can make these tiny changes in your life, tiny micro changes to create a macro effect and change your your destination, your result. It's amazing.
And you added each that as you are going because people think, OK, I'm at the crossroad. Now what? Let's take. Have you taken left before? No. Try it, try new roads. You know, like new roads, trying new things. You know, don't wait until you 90 and you're going to go on the cruise. You always want it. You know, when I hear people say, oh, well, when I'm retiring, I'm going to do that. Oh, so you think you're going to be alive when you retire? That's awesome. Public tomorrow. You know, why are you constantly postponing what you can do today? Why do you consider postponing your sense of happiness?
Yeah, and I loved earlier what you talked about. You know, we all have our own decision to make on our happiness. You know, we decide and you know, you can either. I'd like to say you can either have reasons or you can have results or reasons are synonymous with the word excuses like, oh, well, it was rainy today. So I was in a bad mood and I just didn't feel like working. Or you could say, wow, it's raining. What a blessing. We're gonna get some great moisture that we need, especially out here in Southern California. And fantastic. I can't wait to take on the day. I mean, it's all about a decision. It's not about what life brings your way. It's how you react to it.
Absolutely. Absolutely. And I mean, you cannot really change the way and you have no control over the way you have control over yourself.
So, yes, indeed. So you are involved in quite a few projects and businesses at the moment. And so I know that it's for you. It's really super simple to do that as it is for every entrepreneur who has any even one business. And of course, kidding. And with that, it takes like I opened up with. It does take certain skill sets. And yes, you do need to have some. You just don't need to have all of them because you can delegate those. But for you and what you've experienced thus far or up to this point, if you're to just if you were to carve out a name, just three, three, what would you call the top three skills that you think are needed to become a successful entrepreneur?
Well, accept criticism. You know, you might not know at all. You know, really, truly so humble yourself. Be available. I think very many times things are not happening because you are not available. I mean, opportunities might present themselves, but they are not there. It's like kind of like somebody knocks at your door. But you aren't at home. And then I would say the third one on. Be on time, be punctual and be open to new things.
I think very many times we would love to tackle things, but because we haven't done it before, we don't know how to do it. And I always look at a four year old versus a 40 years old. If you are going to, let's say, encounter a four year old at Starbucks and you're going to smile at the kid, that kid is going to smile back at you and maybe he's going to come and say hello. Nice. You're going to smile at the 40 year old one.
You know, the person will go like a stalker. He might have a problem. Who's going to pick on me? OK, let's let me let me call 9-1-1. This is not going to end very well. So we we kind of like act out of our fears. And so if we are really going to put fears aside, you are going to be really open to a new world that you were not even thinking when, you know, you open up your eyes in the morning.
This is all phenomenal advice. I hope everyone is taking very copious notes as I am even over here.
And, you know, being being humble and open to criticism. That is that is so vital. And what that really to the core means is get your ego out of the way, you know, push that to the side, because once you decide to say, well, I don't know everything and I'm not going to proclaim that I do and I'm gonna be open to feedback. You'll see some incredible things open up for you. I've been through this. I used to have that ego. I can do it all. I don't need any help. Every one of us is similar, you know, as a human. Yeah. And so the second I was able to let go. And I'm talking. I would get feedback at certain. I was going through training for speaking on stage as an example. I recall one incident. I'm not going to name names or anything, but I can recall one incident where I was being given instruction and coaching after the fact. And it was not pretty. I mean, it was it was brutal. And I literally did a gut check and said, I don't know if I want to do this anymore because it was that brutal. And then I realized and thought more. And I thought, I know this individual. They mean nothing but love. They're just trying to help me. I stuck with it. And thank God I did, because the level of improvement over my next time on stage and then every subsequent one after that was exponential because I opened up and I said, you know what? Don't take this personally. In fact, he does mean it personally because it's out of love, not out of hate.
And I thought, wow, it's your awareness. You know, Brian, it's your awareness that that person actually would love to help you out.
The moment you stop, you would be like, OK, now here's another one here. Things next.
And then your other one. Be available. I always say there's two words or three words, sorry, just show up. So like you are everywhere, you're doing dancing. I mean, my gosh, when I'm researching someone like you and I've never met you before and I know you're in the business room and I see. Wow. She's also a pretty darn good dancer. Has nothing to do with business. I get to learn more about you because you showed up and I. It opens you up to me. More of your personality. You got to comment during the awards time. And you had a very great sense of humor and everyone was laughing. And so just show up and continue to show up everywhere you go, document everything but go to go to networking events, you know, bootcamps, all of these things, as many as you can. If you haven't done so yet, I've missed about run out of wants to go to. I had gone too many in the past and you'll make some amazing relationships. I have so many that are lifelong as a result of running into a person in the hallway at a break. It just show up like aura. You showed up to this. It does not be physically showing up. You're showing up to a virtual interview show. Get on podcast. Just it's all about exposure. And when you're getting that exposure, you're you're developing relationships that can develop into a future business activity. If not it it's OK. You can help each other out. It's an amazing, amazing journey. Being an entrepreneur is so fun in that way for sure. So I love that. Be available and then be on time. Yeah, we have a saying early is on time. On time is late and late never happens.
I know what you are going to see people early your starting at 6:00 and they show up at 6:15. And I'm like, OK, if this important meeting you are 50 minutes late. Probably your late all the time, and you know, it might. My dad used to say we used to have lunch at two o'clock. Right. And, you know, the first time I would stroll in around 2 10, you know, and I was like, get out. And my grandma was like, well, you don't get soup today. It just gets back and forth. I'm like, what do you mean? No soup was served at two o'clock. You came up to 15. I mean, I want you cannot reheat my soup or what you got. You can reheat your soup. Just that I'm not your cigaret secretary here. And she said, if you want to eat soup tomorrow, you are going to show about 10 minutes to two.
I was like, okay. I learned my lesson. I don't want to reheat my soup here. And I don't want to, you know, be in the kitchen, let others, you know, toil for me. So I was there 10 minutes to.
So I love it. Can use that for going forward anyones late to a meeting for my team, I can say. OK. No soup for you today.
Gralen level when you have me in stitches over here. This is fantastic. Mugginess.
That's all one of the things I wanted to also cover out of a curious point of curiosity is and I'm curious about this deeply successful people. Maybe to a fault. I don't know, but I'd love to know because right now I know what you're doing. You are right here sitting in your chair talking to me. But before this, what were you doing in the morning when you woke up? What's your routine like if you have one? When do you work? How often you know how many? How many hours during the day do you work? Do you have any kind of routine that you go through? Like do you get up and like you gave up some of it where you are thankful when you wake up? Do you just go into exercise? Do you meditate? Do you eat certain foods? I'm curious because anytime I ask these questions, it just helps everyone, including myself and others, to realize. What are the habits and patterns of successful people? And all you have to do is model it. So for you, what if you could describe a typical day from that moment, you get up to the time your head hits the pillow and just hit the key points and let people know what does a day in a life of aura Imbarus?
Like I said, I wake up in the morning around 10 minutes, 50 minutes to 6:00. Right. And so before I get out of bed, I'm kind of like, as I said, I'm thinking about the whole day. I'm kind of like running the whole day through my head and what's going to look like how it's going to look like. Then around 6 o'clock, I get out of bed 6, 6, 10. I do some stretching. And then I really I just drink hot tea and I only have a piece of fruit, those two pieces of fruit until 10 o'clock. And then at 10 o'clock pretty much I start eating. So I don't drink coffee on empty stomach. I just drink tea. And, you know, I start my day around 8:00. So between 8:00 and 10:00. I don't really eat anything. My first piece of protein starts kicking in, you know, around 10:00. And then I have small breaks. I'm teaching. I eat once again around 12:30. I eat once again around three o'clock. I eat once again around 6:00. And that's kind of like it. So after six o'clock, I don't really eat anymore.
If I do, it's probably going to be juices, fruits, something like that, nothing else. And I'm literally teaching high school and teaching college. So Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, they are very, very long days. I start the round of eight o'clock and I finish around 10:00, around 3:00. I'm going to focus on my magazine. I have an amazing editor in chief and creative director. The editor in chief is actually in L.A. We're very good friends over you know, we're very good friends. And then the creative director, she is actually in Romania. So there is a time difference there. And then switching between the magazine and the teaching, I organize events. I'm also part. I'm a member of the Romanian American Chamber of Commerce in L.A. I'm on the board of California bellend. So we are going to have a brand new production called Dracula. So I respond to hundreds of emails and text messages and I'm pretty on top of them. I really hate when people say, well, I didn't even see our text. I really don't see your e-mail. It's OK to have a 24 hour window.
But after that, either I'm not important to you or you might not be important to me.
So I juggle I have ten thousand different things going on in between in between my magazine and my defenses and my eye. And we are going to have a motivational conference, self-help conference in Morocco that's going to be at the end of November. So in between looking for speakers for that particular conference and running Ron Real, which is a podcast with a business partner, we often go and he is a world champion in wrestling. So in between all of those, I tried to find time for myself. So like around 10 o'clock, unless the president is going to call, I'm not going to pick up the phone. I'm just not. That's time for myself. It's it's a mental time. So I have like half an hour where I'm just with myself. I don't want to talk to anybody around 4 o'clock. It's my SO call me time. I have chocolate and I have coffee. And unless there is an emergency, I'm really not going to pick up the phone. So it's another time for another half an hour. And so I have time for myself, you know, in between all this chores and the craziness of life. You have to find time for yourself only to be with yourself, with your own thoughts. You're constantly running from one appointment to another. I think that you're constantly postponing that, Chad, that you need to have was yourself.
Yeah, and do you actually schedule all of this out in a calendar of any kind? You just have done it for a while and you usually stick to it.
I really have everything. I'm. I have a good memory for some people. It's it's good. For others, it's bad because I remember how they were dressed and what they said like two months ago.
And I guess I guess I better be careful what I say then.
So I think I have things that are scheduled far in advance. Like I love people I like.
Oh, I mean, please read this. Let's go for a hike. I'm like, OK, well, my next time for hiking gets in two months so I can put you down on my calendar like around me or so on a Tuesday. If you'd like. And so. So I have things that are on my calendar far in advance, like I have my conference in November in Morocco. I know that. And I have another event this Saturday and I have another event next Saturday. So I have those things planned out. And then I also like to improvise. I like to be spontaneous. It's like, OK, how about if I'm just going to go this weekend somewhere else? I'm going to go from one event to another. So I think you you have to schedule things and events. But at the same time, also be spontaneous. See how the wind is blowing, how you feel. Maybe today you are driving on Florence Boulevard tomorrow. Just go on another road that you've never tried before. You might experience new places. You might bump into new people. You might challenge yourself to actually get lost in your own neighborhood, not knowing how you gonna get home.
I love it so that, you know, that gives everybody an idea that, you know, while she is structured and regimented, she's also spontaneous and that keeps the mind active. The spontaneity part, if you do the same thing every day, day in and day out and don't change it or alter it, then the brain doesn't grow. I just read and I can't recall where it came from, but it was a good source that, you know, doing things differently, like you're talking about is very, very good for long term memory for. As we get older and it just keep this like exercising the brain as if you would exercise your body in that light, even with exercise in your body, it's good to switch up. Like if you do one type of exercise for your biceps and its curls every single time, switch you up and find a different angle, a different apparatus, a different machine to do it with. And that will exercise a slightly different angle or area of the muscle and it wakes it right up. That's amazing. All of this works. Our bodies are amazing and aura is amazing. These are amazingly.
They retain patterns, you know. So that's why it's so hard to change because people want to change. With 5 percent, their conscious mind, the subconscious mind, which is 95 percent in on that change is horrible. It's hard. What did you give it a shot? Did you try today? No. OK. That's nothing is going to happen.
It's fun. But so, as I said earlier, entrepreneurship, everything you're doing, I mean, you're only doing it like I was jokingly saying earlier before we came on, like 10 businesses at the same time. It's close to that number or 10 projects anyway. And so, of course, of course, that's. It just comes effortless and it's easy for you. Again, I'm I'm joking because it's for nothing could be further from the truth. And that's what is so fun about being an entrepreneur is the challenge and sticking to it and pushing through and finishing the race. But along the way, things happen where things don't go exactly as we plan, like almost always. There's always seems to be something that doesn't go the way to go.
And because of your level of business maturity or you have the flexibility of the mindset, knowing that all you have to do is be flexible and figure out a solution and just move on without getting freaking out about it. So if you were to look back, though, you know, they always say one of the most important things you can do as an entrepreneur is make as many mistakes as you possibly can and make them as fast as you can. So long as you learn from them. So for you, looking back, what would you say were some of the biggest mistakes you made that you actually learn from and then turned the whole ship around and for the better?
So I think that at the end of the day, I mean, you you can be either right or be happy. Right? I mean, when I used to say that, you know the truth, Brian, I mean, I want to be happy. So if somebody wants to be right, take the stage, please. You know. So I notice that many times, you know, when I made a mistake and I'm like, OK, I'm sorry. You know, I really didn't mean it. And so be raw and real. Really? I mean, I mean, what you say and say what you mean. Otherwise, just shut up. So I think to literally go back and apologize. And don't blame things on others. You're not going to be able to change them. You know, you are only entitled to change yourself. And that's where pretty much your power lies. So if I've done mistakes, it didn't really matter that the other person I was responding or reacting to somebody else. I cannot really change them. I can only change myself. So I would look at what I've done and I'm like, I'm sorry. This is where I was wrong. And I'm kind of like the type of person who is pretty analytical. So I go back to my part of the story. It doesn't really matter what his path of the story is.
It's my part of the story that I'm in control and I can change. And so when I run that tape again, I'm like, OK, I was wrong here and I was wrong there. Let's start all over. Let's give this another shot. And so by being able to do that again, I think again, it's being humble. You are actually going to turn people around. People are not going to be critical of you anymore. They are going to accept what you're saying. If you're coming from a corner, from a place of being mean, angry, superior, things are not going to work out. Nobody wants to be inferior to anybody else. So if you're going to discuss with people at their same level, you have to if you're going to talk to four years old, you're not going to use very sophisticated theologies like, you know, sophisticated language is not going to get it. Also, you have to really put yourself bring yourself at that level. If you are going to speak with somebody from academia, you know, you have to again. You know, elevate your speech. So I think being able to go down that social scale up and down, it's going to be in your favor.
That's perfect. That's right down the line of sales and how to do them properly. You know, you know who your ticket who you're speaking with, know what they want. And everyone has a different primary response. Not responsibility, personality trait. If you can speak in their personality language, then the odds of your connecting at a deeper level are greatly increased. All of that is perfect and goes right in line with successful marketing and sales. And speaking of marketing, the you know, marketing is really the lifeblood of any business. And it's really in a nutshell, getting people's eyeballs to your business, to you and your business and your Web site, whatever it is you want to get their attention to. And this is one question I love to ask, because I've been to like I said in the past, many, many seminars, many bootcamps. These are all live events. And I'll see business expert after business expert, you know, walk across the stage and tell you all about the importance of all the facets of business like your Web site and have different colors and do split testing, make it beautiful, have all this important stuff above the fold, which is the first thing they see before they scroll all of these wonderful tips. And then I like to raise my hand and say, yeah, but how do you get people to come to the Web site to begin with to even test all those things, to execute all those things? And you hear crickets. You never hear anyone talk about exactly how to get eyeballs to your business, whether it's a Web site of a storefront. And so when you are able to successfully get people to see you and all of your the things you're working on, how do you go about marketing your business? I mean, what has been your most successful form of marketing to date?
Well, I'm going to give you an example. So when I published my first book, my publisher told me that I should hire a publicist. And so I remember that at that point I hired somebody that was very known in the business in Hollywood.
But I didn't know him and he didn't know me. So I literally signed up for one of his workshops because otherwise, how would you meet those people?
Right. So I signed up for one of his workshops. And I remember that I was in this room with people were in Hollywood, actresses, actors, producers. They all wanted to be represented by this company, by this particular person. And I remember he asks something he said from a scale of 1 to 10. Tell me where you are. And after you're done, was this course of mine, where do you think you're going to be and what do you really want from me? And as I'm watching everybody else, you know, people are like, oh, I'm a 5. I would love to be a savvy. And I must say sex. I would love to be on a long story short. I can see the guy is not even movie because not even watching this people, he is secretary and the systems are pretty much writing all the notes and.
Then it's my turn and I said I'm atten. And it was this silence. And he looked at me and he said, Really? So, yeah, I did. I said, the reason why I'm here. Because I want to be a 12th. And I can do that with your help.
And long story short, he came to me and said, give me your phone number to my assistant. Let's meet up next week so nobody can represent you unless you represent yourself. They they only know facets of you like you are a diamond. Then you have very many facets. Well, you're going to hire a CPA to do your taxes. You are going to hire a publicist to create your public image. You are going to hire a stylist not to create, you know, your fashion style. But can you represent yourself because you are the walking billboard on a daily basis. So if you are only going to rely on others to create the image that you can create for yourself on a daily basis, then probably are only going to work for you because you paid them and that's that.
So I remember that my publisher said to me, we need to start your campaign. Why is the nobles at the Grove Celebrity Center? I said, OK, I you going to call what I've been calling and I'm representing four different books and they're going to pick the best one.
So I thought to myself, let me call them. So I called the guy and I said, Hi. I'm all right, Biros. I published a book. It's got out of the Transylvania night. And I would love to come and talk to you. And of course, the first time I called, nobody picked up the phone. The second time I called, nobody picked up the phone. The third time I called, nobody picked up the phone. The fourth time by now, they were already sick and tired of my name. And they were like, Yeah, Henry, it's around. I said, what can I talk to Henry? So the fifth time Henry comes on the phone and he's like, How can I help you? I said, You have five minutes for me because I'm in front of Barnes Noble's. I would love to see it. So I got in. I gave you my book. I said, listen, I can pull in two hundred people and I can also bring a huge chocolate cake because that's going to sell my book. So can you hold my book? You said absolutely.
The following day, my publisher calls him was like, hey, I have this for books and I would love to sign them up for them to start their tour.
And I have this book and this book.
And out of the Transylvania night, the guy goes out of the dress over the night and he rejected the other three.
So my publisher called me and said, did you by any chance go this guy? But as a nobles, I said, I should. So, you know, being ahead of others, you know, if you think that you are going to stay in line and you are really going to get. You know, the same piece of information everybody else did. You're wrong.
Be the first one. Second spot. It's not the word.
Ok, so we don't really want. Was for participation. OK. You want to go and get it?
You know, the autobahns can help out, can, you know, be your tools. But you are your own marketer. You are your own interpreter. You are your own fashion stylist. You are your own CPA.
And stop delegating to the fact that, you know, everybody else is going to know more about you than you actually know about yourself.
This is absolute, pure gold. You're the first one that's ever taken it down and and taken it apart so eloquently and so correctly, in my opinion. I loved nobody can represent you unless you represent yourself. And here's what I'm noticing about you. Aura that is one of the biggest qualities of you and why you have so much success is you are so much at cause for everything in your life. It's either I'm responsible for it or ain't happening it. And that's the way we should all act. It's like like you said, you know, you go and pay a lot of money for these people and policies. And you were kind of hitting on it that, well, we have other books that we're working on. So what's gonna be most important to them is not what's most important to you. And this is going to be the case no matter who you bring into the fray. It doesn't matter. It's going to be that way. And to hear you, I love how you go the extra mile and just you're just bold. That's that's a sign of a that's a sign of a winner. And that's why you're you're where you're at.
And that's phenomenal. And I love being able to share your wisdom, you sharing your wisdom with our audience and appreciate that we still have quite a few on. And for those you watching, go ahead. Type in some comments. If you're watching live on Facebook, Periscope, LinkedIn to Twitch. The list goes on. We'd love to hear from you. Go ahead. Keep keep those comments, questions at a girls. All that coming because we're coming to the end. Oh, my goodness. I just looked at the clock. We are really coming to the end here. I want to go another couple hours. So.
So I'm glad you're in California, because that means we do have extra time so we can hang out for another couple hours. I'm just kidding. Absolutely.
You owe me chocolate anyway. You know, so let's be fair. Yeah. That's what you promised. I don't forget. Have a good memory.
Oh, well, we'll have to wait till at least two months later. Hopefully that will dissipate.
But one of the things I love to ask and end the show with and don't worry, we'll get to the giveaways here. Everyone's is watching. Listening is something I ask every single one of my guests, experts at the end of the show. And I save it for the last because it's the most empowering, its most impactful, its most. There's a lot of great adjectives for it is it is a powerful question. It's a very short question. And it's personal. And I don't know a deep personal sense, but everyone's answer is very personal. It's personal. It's it's unique to them. Let's put it that way.
Yeah, I love I love it cause I've been doing this for a while now, and every single question that car ever answer comes in is always an amazing one. And I can't wait to see what you have to say about it. And before we do that.
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And once we've gotten your text message, if you have been selected, you will be asked to then also supply your email address. But don't do that yet until we've selected you as a winner. Just type in the word peak PJAK and nothing else. Send that off. And we will contact you if you're the winner. Good luck to each and every one of you. I wish we could pick every one of you, but once a week. That's pretty good, I say. All right. Back to the woman of the Hour and the Question of the Day.
Hi. Week. The month. The year is a big question. And so. All right. Just to give you another. Explanation of it is that here's the thing. There is no such thing as a wrong answer.
God can exist so that if there was any pressure building that's gone now. And just the opposite is true. In fact, it's the only correct answer is your answer.
I know. So I just kind of frees you up to. And then when I ask the question, if it if the answer doesn't come like that, that's OK. If it takes a moment, that's all right. We have all day, all night. Like I said, we can go to more hours waiting for your answer. I know that won't happen. You're an action. Take her to come to you fairly quickly. So are you ready for this amazing question?
I sure am. All right. Here we go. Aura Imbarus. How do you define success? Action.
You want to be successful, you have to show up. So it takes two to tango. If you are going to be scared off your moves, nobody else is going to come and drag you on the dancing floor. So you want to be successful, you have to take action.
Wow, wow, wow. Straight to the point, succinct, beautiful. And here is the wonderful thing. No, I've done this or we're approaching 90 shows at the moment of this show and no two people yet have answered that the same way.
Is that amazing?
That's interesting. I love it.
And so that's why I continue to ask the question. And in all honesty and transparency, when I have several more, I'm going to do a count and see how much it will come up to. But I'm going to put this into a book.
I love it.
I already have the domain name. How do you define success? So don't don't go out there and try to buy it. Sell it to me.
Whoever is watching and who was my agent. No problem.
Yes. That would be awesome. And I will get back to you and all the other guests, experts or your permission to give you additional exposure. I know you don't want that to put your name in the book. So that will be something. I'm looking forward to that. And first, I'm going to release and publish my own book. I'm 90 percent done with it. And I'll have that done in the coming months. That'll be I'm gonna be excited about that. And then this room, so far, so good. So I need you to come over to my office from Monday through Friday, 9:00 to 5:00 every day to help out the book and write the book so I can be free from all the other things that are keeping me from it.
I mean, I'm nowhere near as busy as you are with all of your projects. I mean, my gosh, it does laundry list that you were telling me about before we came on. Very impressive that you can corral all that and still maintain a high level of success. Is is huge. And kudos to you. And you also had something of interest that you wanted to share with our viewers and listeners as a gift. And so what I'm going to do is turn it over to you, bring up your your page so that you can walk them through how to get that wonderful gift.
Well, for Seabee on magazine. You know, we in general are always looking for people who have something to share with us. And you can totally share your own life story just because, you know, you've listened to Ryan's show, The Mind and Body and Business Show. So we can definitely you can email to us. You can email to me. You can email me at our AIM virus at Yahoo! Or you can email us to see Beyond magazine, G-mail dot com. And we also have see beyond media where we are offering life coaching, but also writing coaching. So we can totally look over your book and we can give you an idea if you know you're ready for the publishing business, you would like to write the book proposal so we can actually help you out creating your book proposal if you are in that stage. And if you're done with your book, if it's a fit for us so we can totally introduce you to one of our agents, the ones we work with.
Phenomenal, phenomenal. Definitely take her up on that. So send her an email mentioned that you heard about this on this show, The MIND BODY BUSINESS Show. And then she'll know exactly how to direct you properly and take care of you because, you know, she will take care of you. This is a woman of great integrity. And she's an action taker. I've interviewed quite a few or. And you are way at the top when it comes to the level of action taker that you are compared to the others, which doesn't mean that the others aren't doing enough as action takers. You just take it to another level. And I like to put you on a pedestal and let people know that like you just said, what was your definition for success? Action. And so if that works for Aura, I know action works for everybody. Just about taking it like if you're in a you know, if you're doing nothing, you're sure to get nothing in return. But if you're if you're going forward, are you gonna make mistakes? Absolutely. You cannot be afraid of that. You got to get over that fear. And I always like that. I'll end up with a little metaphor as if you're in a ship and you're sitting still in the water. Can you alter the course of your ship? Can you turn it in any direction? The answer is no, because water has to flow past the rudder, which is going to turn and direct you in the direction you want to go. However, if you're movie and you start off and you're moving and you're going in a slightly incorrect direction and you're moving, can you correct course and change it to be closer to the correct direction?
The answer is yes. So action is what gets you there, regardless of whether you're on the exact perfect course or not. So you have our permission to make mistakes, make plenty of them. Enjoy the ride. Be flexible. Reach out or for advice and coaching on how to get you there. You can tell she knows how to do it. There's no doubt in any of our minds here. And just to have a wonderful, amazing life. Be thankful when you get up like Aura does. Here's the key just model success. And you're looking at success right here, right next to me. Pick her brain, contact her or email her and be respective of her time as she will be of yours and take it to the next level and enjoy life to its fullest. Being an entrepreneur is such a wonderful ride. And speaking of wonderful rides, it's been one tonight or I so appreciate you this time.
It's just been just a blessing. And I appreciate you and I appreciate everyone who's been watching live who hung with us till the end. I mean, most all of you did. Thank you so much. And I look forward to connecting with all of you later and senior comments that meant any that I may have missed. And we will see you again on the next episode of The MIND BODY BUSINESS Show. For now, I am your host, Brian Kelly, on behalf of Aura Imbarus. We will see you again next time. So long and be blessed.
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Dr. Aura Imbarus
Dr. Aura Imbarus is an awarded educator, journalist, life coach, and author of the critically acclaimed Amazon bestseller, Out of the Transylvania Night: A Story of Tyranny, Freedom, Love and Identity, a memoir detailing her life in Romania during the communist regime and Conversations with the Past ( Sept 17, 2020).
She is also the founder of See Beyond. Live. Love. Inspire. a company that issues See Beyond Magazine, a motivational and inspirational publication for teens, young minds, and young-at-heart adults. She also offers life coaching and international global events planning.
She has combined her BA in foreign languages, MA in American and British Studies, and PhD in World Humanities with additional special interests, becoming a licensed clinical hypnotherapist, and training with Dr. Brian Weiss and Dr. Wanita Holmes. Since 1998, she has taught both high school and college level classes in Southern California. She had been featured on NBC, ABC, CNBC, Good Morning San Diego, and in Forbes Romania.
Aura Imbarus serves as the president of the California Ballet’s Advisory Council, and she is the cofounder of GROW Alliance, a Romanian self-help annual conference, and founding board member of RACC, Romanian-American Chamber of Commerce in California. With her business partner, Leo Frincu, World Champion in Wrestling, she is producing a podcast called, Raw and Real as well as events focused on the transformation of the mind and body. In her free time, she enjoys ballroom dancing, sports, yoga, world travel, and especially exposure to different cultures.
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