#038: SIV Joe McCormick – Everyday Development


I have been absolutely sold out to the idea of personal development for the past 25 years. My friend and mentor Les Heinsen (and two time SIV Podcast guest) told me many years ago, “All growth begins with personal growth.” I believe him.

Every now and then I meet someone that is as fanatical about personal development as I am. Joe McCormick is one of those people! Joe contacted me for the first time about two weeks ago due to a blog article I had written. We hit it off immediately and I was thrilled to get him on this week’s podcast. The more time I spend talking to Joe, the more I believe in his mission and the platform he is building. I hope you enjoy my conversation with Joe as much as I did!

Things Joe And I Talked About

  •  The value of education
  • The reason a formal education (college) is not enough for success
  • The value of good mentors
  • The difference in mindset between a corporate employee and an entrepreneur
  • How the loss of his personal training business drove him to finish his education and launch his new business
  • Why mentoring and helping people grow into leadership is his passion
  • “You don’t have to be great to get started but you do have to get started to get great.”
  • The difference between cocky and confident
  • The most successful people in life have a coach
  • The more you learn, the more you earn
  • When you stop caring so much about your own success and focus on others success, you are in the significance zone
  • Great leaders read at least a book a month
  • Business coaching vs. business skills
  • Building/rebuilding a business is a slow process created by a series of small wins
  • How to sell your degree to the market
  • Why people lose their passion for self development
  • Setbacks and barriers are our biggest learning opportunities
  • Instead of waiting for opportunities, create opportunities

The Books We Talked About

As always, click on the book cover below for more information.










How To Reach Joe

Joe would love to talk with you. You can find out what he is doing and check out his great resources at:


Thank You For Listening

I really appreciate you listening to the podcast and would love it if you would be so kind as to rate the podcast on iTunes.  To do that, all you have to do is go to http://successisvoluntary.com/iTunes and follow the instructions.  It will take you less than 30 seconds and would be a huge help to me as it will keep the podcast towards the top of the business charts in iTunes which will help new people discover it.

I look forward to seeing you back here next week, in the meantime, don’t forget that everything you do in this business is voluntary.  Including success!!!

Tim Martin

Author: Tim Martin

Tim has spent the last 22 years in the VB sales world. During that time he has recruited and trained over 2,000 agents to get people to do what they should, but wouldn't do if we didn't come along. In addition to his leadership rolls at the two largest VB carriers on the planet, Tim has worked with outside organizations through consulting and sales coaching. His energetic and humorous key note addresses have also inspired and electrified audiences throughout the United States. Currently Tim is also working on his first book "Success Is Voluntary." Tim and the lovely Dizzy D reside in Peoria, Arizona. They have been married for 29 years and are the proud parent of two gorgeous grown young women, Brittny 27 and Victoria 25.

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