This is Episode 28 of the Dr. Finance Live Podcast hosted by Dr. Anthony M. Criniti IV (aka “Dr. Finance®”). Dr. Criniti interviewed Jim Cathcart, Hall of Fame professional speaker, former president of the National Speakers Association (NSA), highly successful author and entrepreneur.
Jim Cathcart CSP, CPAE is a professional Mentor and the author of 21 books including 3 international bestsellers. His books include The Acorn Principle, Intelligent Curiosity, and The Power Minute. He has been a professional speaker for 45 years and has received every major award in the world that is given to speakers. His TEDx video has over 2.4 million views, he’s been president of the National Speakers Association and has delivered more than 3,300 paid speeches all over the world.
0:00 – 25:20 – Podcast welcome and Jim’s story; Tour of Jim’s amazing book library
25:21 – 32:30 – About new book called Intelligent Curiosity with Lisa Patrick
32:31 – 36:46 – As a former president of the National Speakers Association, can you tell us of the significance of that role and more about the organization?
36:47 – 40:50 – What is more important the acorn or the oak tree?
40:51 – 57:30 – Talk about the impact Earl Nightingale had on your life.
57:31 – 1:04:31 – Talk about the impact that you have had on great speakers like Les Brown and Brian Tracey.
1:04:32 – 1:08:21 – How much time does it take to become an expert at anything?
1:08:22 – 1:09:06 – How does it feel to be a Hall of Fame professional speaker?
1:09:07 – 1:10:38 – What are your best tips to make a good speaker great? “Be a great person and agree to give great speeches” and “A great speaker is a great person who speaks pretty well” and “not a person who is not great who gives great performances…that’s an actor”
1:10:39 – 1:17:04 – What are some of the wildest things that have happened to you on stage as a speaker? Speaker: “you’re in charge whether you want to be or not”; Dr. Criniti: “the person with the microphone has control?” Jim: “Yes, by default.”
1:17:05 – 1:18:17 – How important is learning how to tell stories?
1:18:18 – 1:24:50 – Coming from humble beginnings, why do you think that nobody told us of the importance of the skillset of storytelling? Jim: “If a teacher has stopped being a student, your teacher needs to stop being your teacher.”
1:24:51 – 1:26:27 – Why do you like to sing? Jim sings: Cat’s in the Cradle
1:26:28 – 1:29:20 – If you can do it all over again, how would the person you’d like to be do the things you’d like to do?
1:29:21 – 1:31:50 – Can 1 book change the world? Margaret Mead: “What makes me think that a small group of highly committed people can change the world…indeed its the only thing that ever has.”
1:31:51 – 1:32:50 – What role has networking played in your life?
1:32:51 – 1:33:50 – Is mentoring important? Who are some of your mentors?
1:33:51 – 1:36:01 – What are your favorite financial books?
1:36:02 – 1:37:47 – Do we need money to survive?
1:37:48 – 1:46:19 – Is finance necessary for everyone? Why or why not?
1:46:20 – 1:52:21 – How important is having a purpose in business? What is your purpose?
1:52:22 – 1:55:02 – What would you like to accomplish in the next 10 years or so? Why?
1:55:03 – 1:56:33 – What would you like to be your legacy to this world?
1:56:34 – 2:00:02 – Wrap up thoughts and Outro
Dr. Anthony M. Criniti IV (aka “Dr. Finance®”) is the world’s leading financial scientist and survivalist. A fifth generation native of Philadelphia, Dr. Criniti is a former finance professor at several universities, a former financial planner, an active investor in diverse marketplaces, an explorer, an international keynote speaker, and has traveled around the world studying various aspects of finance. He is an award winning author of three #1 international best-selling finance books: The Necessity of Finance (2013), The Most Important Lessons in Economics and Finance (2014), and The Survival of the Richest (2016). As a prolific writer, he also frequently contributes articles to Entrepreneur, Medium, and Thrive Global. Dr. Criniti has started a grassroots movement that is changing the way that we think about economics and finance.
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