Alex Charfen | The Freedom Life: How To Program Yourself For Success In Mind, Body, Spirit + Soul

Wellness + Wisdom | Episode 589

Are you an evolutionary hunter?

Alex Charfen | The Freedom Life: How To Program Yourself For Success In Mind, Body, Spirit + SoulSuccessful entrepreneur, Alex Charfen, joins Josh Trent on the Wellness + Wisdom podcast, episode 589, to share how to create a freedom life, what is stopping you from success, why you need to take good care of yourself if you want to become successful in life, and how the four personality types define how you contribute to society.

“The fact that you're different from everyone else is exactly the message given you by the universe that you're here to change the world. You are here to make a massive contribution and no one should tell you otherwise.”Alex Charfen

In This Episode, Alex Charfen Uncovers:

[01:30] Entrepreneurs Build The Future

[05:45] Money Can Buy Happiness

  • Conscious Capitalism by John Mackey
  • Why Alex felt a lack of money when he was young and decided to get rich.
  • How he realized money is energy.
  • Why money is a proof of contribution.
  • How money can buy happiness.

[10:00] The Four Personality Types

[16:35] The Call of Contribution

  • The meaning of the word “entrepreneur.”
  • Why entrepreneurs are always motivated and searching for momentum.
  • How entrepreneurs get the call of contribution.
  • Henry Ford

[22:05] There Is No Finish Line

[26:00] Success Starts with Self-Care

[28:45] The Entrepreneurial Personality Type

  • Alex's journey to becoming a business owner.
  • How his first business put other people out of business.
  • Why people sacrifice their needs for success.
  • How he got an abdominal surgery without anesthesia.
  • Why bureaucratic systems don't serve the entrepreneurial personality type.
  • How to go from running away from what you don't want, to running toward what you want.

[35:50] The Process of Maturation

  • Rebel Without a Cause
  • The cycle of maturation and stagnation.
  • Why entrepreneurs should be working on themselves if they want to lead people.
  • How Alex works on himself on a daily basis to make sure his contribution is lasting.

[39:30] The Key to Success

  • How both Josh and Alex shared the same journey of being overweight.
  • Why Bill Gates was an inspiration to kids back then.
  • Being overweight has been the biggest struggle in life for Alex.
  • Why you don't need to destroy yourself to be successful.
  • The most successful people don't sacrifice anything or tolerate what the rest does.

[44:40] Don't Follow The Traditional Way

[52:25] Unlock Full Potential by Healing Your Wounds

  • How we energetically recreate our childhood in adulthood.
  • Unpacking Alex's father wound.
  • How childhood trauma can prevent us from success.
  • Why evolutionary hunters are good at suppressing their emotions.
  • How healing your childhood wounds can unleash your potential.
  • Why Alex believes in EMDR therapy.

[59:50] How to Integrate Your Dreams

  • Natural Thirst
  • Why Alex doesn't like the word “balance” and prefers the word “integration.”
  • How integration helps us create the life that we want.
  • What accelerates growth.
  • Why the relationship to ourselves and others is the glue.

[01:05:00] You Are Here to Change The World

  • Why Alex believed he couldn't be successful.
  • The person who is different from the rest is the person who will change the world.
  • What legacy he wants to leave behind.
  • History has proven that any of us have the ability to change the world.
  • Gary Vaynerchuk

[01:09:25] What The Future Holds for Humanity

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Power Quotes From The Show

You Don't Have to Sacrifice Everything for Success

“We have this culture in the entrepreneurial world that you must sacrifice everything for business success. In my world, sacrificing everything means there is no success. The reality of the really successful entrepreneurs is that they are taking care of themselves and they understand where they're going to go and what they're seeing.”Alex Charfen

The More Money, The Greater The Contribution

“Money is an energetic and capital. In a capitalist society where people can choose where to put their money, money flows to the person making the greatest contribution. If you want to make a massive contribution, then make a massive amount of money, and you have proof that you've done that.”Alex Charfen

You Are Here to Change The World

“For people like me, who have been in that place where you feel like you're completely alone, the entire world is against you, and you either have to survive the system or gain the system in order to live. The legacy I want to leave behind is that every person who's ever felt like that knows, without a shadow of a doubt, that not only do you matter, not only are you capable, and not only were you put here to do something, but the fact that you're different from everyone else is exactly the message given you by the universe that you're here to change the world. You are here to make a massive contribution and no one should tell you otherwise.”Alex Charfen

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About Alex Charfen

Alex Charfen | The Freedom Life: How To Program Yourself For Success In Mind, Body, Spirit + SoulAlex Charfen is an entrepreneur, author, speaker, and coach who has helped thousands of entrepreneurs with 6, 7, and 8-figure businesses grow and scale.

He went from declaring bankruptcy as a real estate investor in 2007 to building a certification program for realtors that put his business at No. 21 of the Inc. 500 list in 2011.

The company’s revenues grew from $500K to $9.9M in 4 years, forcing him to create systems and frameworks that could handle rapid growth.

Before long, he was approached by other entrepreneurs who needed help creating structure in their own businesses.

This experience eventually led to his current company, Simple Operations.

As the Co-Founder and CEO, Alex now shows entrepreneurs how to simplify their business operations so they can make an impact in the world without having to do it all themselves.

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Josh Trent lives in Austin, Texas with his love Carrie Michelle, son Novah, daughter Nayah + a cat named Cleo. He is the host of the Wellness + Wisdom Podcast and the creator of the BREATHE: Breath + Wellness Program. Josh has spent the past 20+ years as a trainer, researcher + facilitator discovering the physical and emotional intelligence for humans to thrive in our modern world. Helping humans LIBERATE their mental, emotional, physical, spiritual + financial self through podcasts, programs + global community that believe in optimizing our potential to live life well.

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