I’m sorry, but failure does not make you more successful.



I hate this insanity and propaganda of how you just need to fail more.

Stop it, please.

No one failed himself or herself to the top. Our “celebrity” entrepreneurs we love and admire refused to quit. Yes, they messed up and failed, but it wasn’t their failures that made them stronger. Instead, it was their resilience. They persisted to the top. Once again, they did not fail themselves into success.

“No longer will I dwell in a pit of despair, moaning over squandered time and lost opportunity. I can do nothing about the past. My future is immediate. I will grasp both hands and carry it with running feet…

I do not fear failure, for in my life, failure is a myth. Failure only exists for the person who quits. I do not quit.

I am courageous. I am a leader. I seize this moment. I choose now.”

 – Andy Andrews

Anyone who encourages you to fail is helping you take your eyes off of the target. No one in their right mind would want to fail on purpose.

If you believe in them, then make sure you don’t fill up your gas tank the next time the low fuel light comes on. One morning you will fail to get to work on time because you ran out of gas. You will overcome it, but it will not make you stronger because you never needed to overcome that adversity.

So instead of focusing on your next fail, skip this ridiculous trend and go do something to get you closer to your dream.

When you do fail, get up quickly and brush yourself off. Then continue to focus on the realization of your dream instead of your next failure. It is about how you push through failure and not how many times you fail.

 – Catalyst John

Voices for Vets with Submariner turned Entrepreneur Bill Nowicki (#69)

Guest Bill Nowicki

Bill Nowicki, Submariner

@wnowickiz1   nowickimedia.com

Former submariner, Bill Nowicki, joins us for our second Voices for Vets Podcast episode. We talk about his military experience and how he has become an entrepreneur and podcaster. #Voices4Vets

Find him at nowickimedia.com

Voices for Vets:

For the first time ever over 45+ podcasts have come together to share their collective voices on behalf of Veterans. We encourage you to listen to some of their inspirational stories and the tough challenges they are overcoming at VoicesforVets.co.

Want to surround yourself with success?

If that is you, visit http://catalystjohn.com/ten

Ten Trusted Advisors Mastermind, Achieve Exactly What You Set Out To Do

Nathaniel, Daily Travel Podcast

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Amy Dennis, Nice Branding Agency, talks to us about branding | The Catalyst John Show


Amy Dennis, Nice Branding Agency

@brandnicely    brandnicely.com

Today, Amy joins us to talk about crafting a brand around your company’s uniqueness! She explains how branding isn’t just a logo and a whole lot more!

Click this link to send a Thank You Tweet to Amy!

Guest Bio: With heels as high as her expectations and a wardrobe with more tutus than a two-year-old, Nice Branding owner Amy Dennis lives and breathes all things branding. Amy fills her days with meetings and mock-ups and moves into mommy mode at night. She has a special way of leading her team to create brands that exemplify the uniqueness of a company. There’s no music sweeter to her ears than the joy in her clients’ voices when they love the work they are presented, that is, unless it’s a song sung by Kenny Chesney.

Want to change your life and find your purpose? If so, visit http://catalystjohn.com/connect/

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The amazing virtual lunch…

Earlier this week, I hung out for the first time with @ellorywells and had an awesome time.  We enjoyed a virtual lunch since Ellory is in the Central Time Zone and I’m in the Eastern Time Zone. I’m hooked and I want to do more of these! If you are (or want to be) a coach or entrepreneur and would like to hang out with me for a virtual lunch click the link below to schedule it.

Coaches Click Here

Entrepreneurs Click Here

PS – If you want to get to know Ellory click here.


– Catalyst John

New things…

Over the next 90 days, I hope to see some real significant changes around here. You will hopefully notice them too. So if you are curious why the site looks weird or is changing it is simply because I am trying to inject those new changes into this web site.

Thanks for your time and patience.

– John

30 Days of Hustle : Day 12 : Entrepreneurs and money : CJS012

Episode 12 : The entrepreneur and money…

Find the show notes at http://www.CatalystJohn.com/12


Today’s fleece…


I am a foolish man!


Wouldn’t it be nice to finally quit trying to act like the guy (or girl) your clients want and start acting like the one they deserve?


Knowledge is not the same as discipline…




“All I know is I’m not home yet, this is not where I belong.” – Building 429, Where I Belong


“…prove it to me in this way. I will put a wool fleece on the threshing floor tonight. If the fleece is wet with dew in the morning but the ground is dry, then I will know that you are going to help me rescue Israel as you promised.” – Judges 6:37 (NLT)


“In the house of the wise are stores of choice food and oil, but a foolish man devours all he has.” – Proverbs 21:20 (NIV)



“No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it. – Hebrews 12:11 (NIV)




Get Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University


Get the Richest Man in Babylon (one of my favorite books on finances)

My 2014 Goal List

Primary Goals:

  1. Become one of the elite coaches…one of the 5%!

  2. Have a full “book” of clients & a waiting list! (see goal #5 of Millionaire Messenger goals)

  3. Have a successful podcast with paid sponsors!

  4. Host a monthly teleseminar / webcast!

  5. Run a mastermind group!

  6. Speak @ a Dan Miller event!

  7. Live in NYC!

Brendon Buchard’s The Millionaire Messenger” Goals:

  1. Create & sell a “low-priced information product!”
  2. Create & sell a “low-priced subscription program!”
  3. Create & sell a “mid-tier-priced information product!”
  4. Create & host a “high-tier multiday seminar!”
  5. Create a “high-priced coaching program!”

Bonus Goals:

  1. Speak @ the same event as Gary Vaynerchuk!
  2. Host a Catalyst Cruise / Business Seminar! (think Dave Ramsey’s EntreLeadership Master Series events)
  3. Host a Halloween Horror Nights live event with VIP Tour!
  4. Coaches’ Boot Camp!
  5. Write an ebook!
  6. Self publish an ebook from the public domain!

– Catalyst John

What are your goals??? I’d love for you to tell me in the comments section!

Achieving Your 2014 Goals

Hey, it’s Catalyst John and I want to make sure that you start of your year right. We all set goals for the new year and we all have ambitions for a great 2014, but not everyone accomplishes their goals. The issue is that just having a goal does not equal achieving a goal.

The number one “problem” is that most people do nothing in addition to writing down their goal. This simply does not work because it is almost like wishing upon a star. Instead, I want to empower you to create “bite size” actionable steps that you can accomplish. Before you know it you will have crushed your goal and you will be moving onto the next one that you want to conquer.

How do I know that this works? Simple… I use it myself to achieve unbelievable results. At the end of 2013, I knew that I was burned out and had to leave my career of the last 11 years. I set an ambitious goal to quit my job and launch out on my own. Here is what happened: In December, I resigned and took a month long vacation (oh, it was incredible)! Next, I went to train with Dan Miller of 48 Days in January. By February I landed my first client and by March I was building up my business. Next thing you know and in May a local business leader is blogging about how I’m an expert in helping others grow their businesses. In about 120 days, I went from a nobody to an expert because I had huge ambitious goals and I had a system for achieving my goals.

I want to make sure that you have no excuses and therefore for the first time ever I am offering Goal Strategy Sessions for only $97 in January. (FYI – You would normally pay $197 for this).

You will receive direction, motivation, & accountability for just $97 because I want to make sure that 2014 is a year to remember!

Here is a testimonial from one of my clients:

“Catalyst John” is an appropriate name for the business coach whom I consider to be a “catalyst” in my business. Before becoming a client of John’s I lacked direction and consistency in making the necessary things happen in my business to get me to the next level of success on both the production and financial side, which ultimately go hand in hand of course. Seeing John weekly helped to hold me accountable for goals that I was setting for myself and to keep me on track until I had developed the skills and discipline necessary to stay on track independently.

A big part of my business includes workshop events that I put on at least once a month. My events had gotten to a point where people were not showing up and they were becoming a financial burden. John gave me some very sound advice that helped to save me money on the cost of my events and increased the ticket sales to my events. The very first event in which I implemented John’s advice, I made more money than I had from any of the events that I had put on the previous 7 months!

If you are looking for a business coach who possesses the knowledge and skills to help jump start your business or even refresh your business that may be getting a little rusty and needs that slight edge, then I highly recommend Catalyst John. Sometimes we just need that extra push and/or a fresh point of view in order to get us to the next level of success. John genuinely cares about his clients and seeing them succeed.


Jill Smith, Health Coach

If that doesn’t do it for you, were you aware that my coaching is described as “impressive” by New York Times Bestselling Author Dan Miller?

Please click here to schedule your strategy session!

Click here to take the next step in achieving your goals!

~ Catalyst John, Small Business Expert & Coach