Join us today for Part 4 of the Interview with author and coach Rob Riopel, author of Success Left A Clue...

This is Part 4 of the interview I had with speaker, coach, and author Rob Riopel.  

In today’s interview with Rob Riopel, I ask Rob about stewardship.  I also ask Rob about his top principles if you want to make a dent in the universe.  Rob also shares about his legacy and what his plans for the future are.

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Episode 1031: Impact the World - Interview with author and coach Rob Riopel – Part 4

[00:00:00] Scott Maderer: Thanks for joining us on episode 1030, one of the inspired stewardship podcast.

[00:00:07] Rob Riopel: I'm Robert Raymond, real Pell, and I challenge you to invest in yourself, invest in others and develop your influence and impact the world by using your time, your talent and your treasures to live out your. Having the ability to do improve consistently over time is key.

[00:00:26] And one of the ways to be inspired to do that is to listen to this, the inspired stewardship podcast with my friend, Scott Mader.

[00:00:35] Scott Maderer: You're

[00:00:35] Rob Riopel: going to have what I call in your life. It's about. You're gonna have what's called dream Stephen. And a dream stealer as someone who's been tried. And Rob though dreams from you. And a lot of the times the biggest dreams dealers are the people closest to you. And I want to be clear. They don't necessarily do it to be malicious.

[00:00:54] They don't do it. They do it out of love, out of protection. They don't want to see you get hurt.

[00:00:59] Scott Maderer: [00:01:00] Welcome and thank you for joining us on the inspired stewardship podcast. If you truly desire to become the person who God wants you to be, then you must learn to use your. Your talent and your treasures for your true calling in the inspired stewardship podcast, who will learn to invest in yourself, invest in others and develop your influence so that you can impact the world.

[00:01:25] And today's interview with Rob real Pell. I asked Rob about his definition of stewardship. I also asked Rob about his top principles that you need to learn if you want to make a dent in the universe. And Rob also shares about his legacy and what his hopes and plans for the future are. One reason I like to bring you great interviews.

[00:01:47] Like the one you're going to hear today is because of the power in learning from. Another great way to learn from others is through reading books. But if you're like most people today, you find it [00:02:00] hard to find the time to sit down and read. And that's why today's podcast is brought to you by audible. Go to inspired stewardship.com/audible to sign up and you can get a 30 day free trial.

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[00:02:47] He has also shared the stage with and trained many of the top trainers and thought leaders in the world. Robert draws on his journey from humble beginnings to financial freedom at the age of 32 to inspire [00:03:00] individuals into tapping into their greatness, realizing that he is not the only person that struggles Robert's clues, open individuals up to the possibilities that lie within them.

[00:03:10] Welcome to the show, Rob. Hey, thanks God. Glad to be here. So Robert, last week I asked you about the word leadership and another word that I liked. Have all of my guests talk about is the word stewardship. Of course, that's my brand. And that's how I run my lens. And yet again, I've discovered as I've asked people about that word, that everybody has a little different take on it.

[00:03:32] So what's your definition of stewardship and how has that thought or that meaning impacted your.

[00:03:38] Rob Riopel: Stewardship is so important because it is a kind of a parallel to, in my mind to leadership. And it does come back to being the steward of yourself. As an example, in my new book, the authority key, I have what's called the authority master key, and I used the acronym vital.

[00:03:56] We've discussed previously. I love acronyms. Keep it simple. [00:04:00] The L in vital stands for. And when it comes to loyalty, people think initially that I'm being if you make a commitment, stay loyal, if you do this, stay loyal. Absolutely. But the most important person to be loyal to is your own dreams.

[00:04:16] How many people give up on their own dreams before they'll give up on other people's dreams. And that to me is stewardship right there because you cannot give what you don't have. And if you can't take and protect and take care of. Your dreams, your passions, how do you ever think you can be able to help other people?

[00:04:36] Scott Maderer: Really is hearing what we've talked about over the last three weeks. And now, and they're thinking I do want to make an impact. I want to make a dent in the universe, myself. What are some of the top, again, two or three principles, tips, ideas, mindsets that they need to have to be able to really do that.

[00:04:55] Rob Riopel: Authenticity would be a big one, right there [00:05:00] be you again, that your most authentic self that you can be. Courage. It takes courage. It absolutely does. Even if you fall and you're going to have what I call in your life, Scott, you're going to have what's called dream stealers and a dream stealer is someone who's going to try to Rob those dreams from you.

[00:05:21] And a lot of the times the biggest dreams dealers are the people closest to you. And I want to be clear. They don't necessarily do it to be malicious. They don't do it. They do it out of love, out of protection. They don't want to see you get hurt, but you have to have the courage that if something's important to you, there's a dream that you have something that you want to accomplish.

[00:05:42] You have to have the courage to go for what you want. And even if other people, and again, I can only come from my own experiences. My wife and I, youngest of both of our families and our families, not entrepreneur. So when we announced that we were going to go from managing a dominoes [00:06:00] pizza to becoming franchisees, they went crazy on us.

[00:06:05] What if it doesn't work out? You guys have never been in business. What are you? You don't understand things. So what are you going to do? And we could have let that shut us down. We really. But inside, we were like, look, this is the real story too. It is, it was a necessity because we were about to be laid off because our franchisee was selling his stores.

[00:06:23] And we knew as soon as he sold the stores, we'd be laid off because the new owners came in and wanted to have their own staff in place. Out of the necessity, we were making $700 a week. And even though we were qualified, we didn't have money to be by a friend. But out of necessity, we started learning. How do you buy a business if you don't have money?

[00:06:42] And that's what our family started saw us going through is stumbling a lot, making a lot of mistakes over a four to five month period. Even paying someone a thousand dollars at guaranteed, they could find us an investor. Only to find out after that. Nope. No one wants to invest in you. And, oh, [00:07:00] that was a fee that's nonrefundable.

[00:07:02] So we made a lot of mistakes and made a lot of learnings. So out of protection, they were trying to tell us, just look, find another store to manage. It's okay. You don't have to. And so we had to have the courage to keep moving forward and look, let's be clear. I wanted to quit many times, but one of the things, when we talk about those growth minded people in your life, I never have a problem admitting and telling.

[00:07:24] I would not be doing what I'm doing today, Scott, if it wasn't for my wife, the, I grew up being at that in the box thinker. Don't question the box. Don't doubt the box. Just do what's in the box. And my wife, she's like, what box are you talking about? And she's the one, that's a gift that she started giving me that now we give each other.

[00:07:46] She's not willing to let me play smaller than I am. And thank God for that. Because if it was left to me, I'd be still in a job miserable, but comfortable in that job. So [00:08:00] yeah.

[00:08:01] Scott Maderer: So comfortable, like you've used that word a couple of times I think I would add that to the list of one of those things that holds people back from what.

[00:08:09] Living the real dreams a lot of times is it's the good holding us back from the great so often we aren't willing to kill the good to get the great

[00:08:17] Rob Riopel: Yeah. And think of the saying the devil is better than the devil you don't to the mind. That is the most important thing, because the mind has only one job, which is to keep you right where you are, keep you the same in your comfort zone.

[00:08:31] Your mind doesn't want you to grow. It's not your. Yeah, it's not there for your success. It's not there for your happiness is to keep you the same. And so if you're miserable, your mind wants you to stay miserable because it doesn't want to know what else could be out there. And yeah, absolutely comfort zone is, here's what I tell people.

[00:08:48] I'll draw it on a flip chart and I'll say, see, hang on. I'm talking to mostly Americans Z because Canadians we'd say Zed, O C, Z equals [00:09:00] cases. And then I say your comfort zone is the killing zone of your dreams.

[00:09:07] Scott Maderer: Yeah. So now we'll turn to a couple of. I jokingly call the easy question. If I invented this machine and I can grab you out of your seat right now and lift you up and take you into the far future, maybe a hundred to 150 years in the future. And you were able to magically look back on your entire life and the impact that you've made, what is the impact that you hope you've left behind on the world?

[00:09:33] Rob Riopel: That I've helped people live more authentic lives? To realize they truly are great and that they can live a passionate life of their dreams. Every autograph I sign, every email I send it ends with always live with passion. So that's what I'd love to be known for.

[00:09:52] Scott Maderer: What would that look like for you?

[00:09:55] Rob Riopel: Just being that in the moment, day to day even if [00:10:00] things are going wrong, what's the lesson I get out of.

[00:10:04] And how can I use that lesson to move forward for my life and to empower others.

[00:10:09] Scott Maderer: So what's coming next for Robert, as you continue on this journey of living your call and impacting the world.

[00:10:16] Rob Riopel: Tali is a total re-invent. I've gone from going traveling 200,000 miles plus a year around the world to zero.

[00:10:25] And so I'm now actually sitting in two weeks. Finally, two weeks ago, I started moving into my brand new office, which on the other side of the wall is a 1500 square foot training center that my wife and I built on our property attached to our home because now. Instead of, even as we, the world changes and opens back up, eventually instead of me traveling around the world, nearly as much I'll have my students come see me be able to come because I love being at home and I love my time off.

[00:10:53] So being able to have my students come and experience, cause I, my, my passion is I love coaching [00:11:00] trainers and really helping them. Discover their message, own their message, greatest ways to get the message out there. And so having someone hear my studio and where I'm able to put them in front of a camera and make them little adjustments, tell them become more authentic and more present on the stage.

[00:11:17] That's what really ignites me. So that's what's coming next. And as I write the book, the authority key with it being released at the beginning of next year is the kind of due date that we're not seven years down the road or eight years down the road. This one's going to come out right away.

[00:11:32] Scott Maderer: The other thing that we're going to hold you to that, so that now you got accountability.

[00:11:36] You just said that to a whole bunch of people say you're going to get angry emails. If you don't. Absolutely. So you can follow Robert on Twitter as Rob rocks 69, or find him on his website over at success, left a clue.com. He's also active on LinkedIn as real training, and you can find him on Facebook as [00:12:00] the Robert Rio Pell.

[00:12:03] Of course I'll have links to all of that over in the show notes as well. Robert, is there anything else you'd like to share with us?

[00:12:10] Rob Riopel: Yeah. Scott, you were so gracious to have me on as a guest. What I would love to do for your listeners, because remember the currency of time to me, one of the most valuable commodities we have is our time.

[00:12:22] And the fact that you've taken your time to interview me and. But more importantly, is your listeners have taken their valuable time to listen. What I'd love to do as a gift from us to them is my first book international best-selling book success left a clue is if they go to Robert real pell.com, just my name.com.

[00:12:42] They're actually going to be able to download the full digital version, not just a couple of chapters, but the full digital version of success left a clue as our gift to them. And I will say it does come with a caveat. I did not write this book for people to read it, put it on the shelf and make it shelf help.[00:13:00]

[00:13:00] That's not why I wrote it. Remember, step number three in the book is take action. So all the way through the book, it's a workbook. I have action steps. And so what I'm going to ask people to do is if you download the book, do the action steps. I promise you, you do it will change your life and law because I know people are creatures of habit.

[00:13:19] It'll even say in different chapters. Did you do the last action step, if not stop reading right now, go back. Do the action step and then start reading again because I know people are creatures of habit and I'd love to have them as a that for them to have that as a gift from the two of us, for taking their value.

[00:13:36] Scott Maderer: That is an awesome gift. And of course, I'll drop a link to that as well over in the show notes. So folks can find it easy, but I encourage you to download the book and read it, but even more take action on what's in the book as.

[00:13:50] Thanks so much for listening to the inspired stewardship podcast, as a subscriber and listener, we challenge you to not just sit [00:14:00] back and passively listen, but act on what you've heard and find a way to live your calling. If you enjoy this episode. Please do us a favor. Go over to inspired stewardship.com/itunes rate.

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In today's episode, I ask Rob about:

  • Stewardship...
  • His top principles if you want to make a dent in the universe...
  • His legacy and what his plans for the future are...
  • and more.....

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