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Master the Key: How to Free Your Potential with Mike Flynn

Everyone is talking about finding your “why” or your purpose in life. The idea is that once you know your why, everything else falls into place. But what if you don’t know your why or how to find it? What do you do when you realize you are trapped in a story that you would have never written for yourself? How do you become who you were created to be?

Today we have Mike Flynn back on the show. He is the host of the Impact Entrepreneur podcast and has just released his new book, Master the Key: A Story to Free Your Potential, Find Meaning and Live Life on Purpose.

Mike is going to teach us the 4 elements of ownership, why me must learn to sit in silence with ourselves, and how to find our why. He also reveals the most important key to stepping into our destiny—to believe we are worthy of it.


Mike Flynn

Mike Flynn has been advising individuals, as well as executives of companies large and small since 2005. And beginning in 2009, he felt called to do something more, something even greater. Mike commenced that journey in 2015 when he launched a podcast called The Impact Entrepreneur Show. Since then, he has had nearly 200 one-on-one conversations with some of the worlds most elite athletes, thinkers and entrepreneurs in an effort to discover how they are using their personal stories to have a game changing impact in the lives of others.

Master the Key

Master the Key is unlike any personal development book you’ve ever read. Mike illustrates the human quest to find meaning in life through a fictional story that leads readers to the truth.

His main character, Steve, suffers a financial downfall that leads him to a personal crisis. Through a series of conversations with a few wise people, he learns why his life is all wrong.

These factors have prevented him from a meaningful life:

  • Unconsciously allowing a circumstance or someone else’s story direct one’s self-narrative
  • Chaining one’s gifts to the pursuit of status and achievement
  • Allowing a comfort or fear to replace action
  • Misunderstanding the power of community

What You’ll Learn

  • How Mike Flynn’s fictional story helps people tap into and free their potential in a way they never expected or experienced before
  • Why simply knowing our “why” is not enough for us to be successful when pursuing our purpose in life
  • What we have to do before we find our why, which is to believe we are worthy of one
  • How to overcome the negative thoughts you are feeding yourself mentally
  • Why owning your worth and gifts is not egotistical but is actually the best way you can help others
  • How to analyze adversity in a way that it ferments into a fine wine that serves you
  • How to master your narrative and make your own story
  • How we oftentimes believe that if we don’t have the perceived outward success the world has prescribed for us, then we think we’re not worthy of it
  • How the only way to get what we’re worthy of is to be courageous and do something uncomfortable while focusing on a vision that things can be different
  • How to get out of your own way by sitting in silence with yourself
  • The importance of reflecting on the negative events and experiences of the past
  • How to overcome the belief that you are not good enough
  • Why silence scares us so much
  • Developing time tolerance
  • The number one thing a man wants from his spouse—her belief in him
  • How our gifts are often chained to the pursuit of status and achievement
  • How we show up in the world is usually how someone else expects us to show up in the world
  • The first step to Mastering the Key
  • How to own your story
  • How to own your gifts
  • The transformation that occurs when you shed others’ expectations
  • Unchaining your gifts so that you are free to rebuild yourself in your own way
  • When you’re not being intentional about your life, you use your gifts for the wrong purpose. That is why it doesn’t feel fulfilling.
  • The willingness to practice and hone
  • Owning action and owning your community
  • How we set ourselves up for compounding failure when we don’t know our worth
  • Why it may be dangerous to quit a job to pursue a passion
  • What to do before considering taking this leap


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How to Tap Into Your PEAK Performance

How to Tap into Your PEAK Performance with Mike Flynn

Mike Flynn is the host of the Impact Entrepreneur podcast and is here to tell us how to tap into peak performance on a daily basis by using the P.E.A.K. system. He also answers some heavy questions from Dad Edge Alliance members. Get ready to achieve your desired reality!

Mike Flynn’s Story

Mike believes that everything great is born from a place of adversity or pain, and this is where his story begins. Although he swore he would never join the family business as a financial advisor, he did anyway and suffered through the financial crisis.

He was under tremendous stress and gained weight till he was up to 250 pounds. He knew he had to do something to change, and he thought it was his job. He was involved with a mastermind group of other finance professionals at that time, and went there to tell them that he was done with the industry and leaving.

Luckily, that day there was a speaker who asked him a simple yet profound question–what was his “one thing?” He had been pursuing material wealth and prestige, but he knew right away that his “one thing” was his family. He had been chasing the wrong things in life all along. Once he defined his family as his purpose, everything else fell into place.

Over the past few years Mike Flynn has recognized that…

The greatest crisis Americans face today is not a financial one, but a lack of purpose.

This is where the idea for the Impact Entrepreneur podcast came from.

The P.E.A.K. System

Mike Flynn says that performance is a journey, not a result. People are always waiting for a trigger. They are waiting for the conditions to be right to pursue their dreams. The P.E.A.K. system puts people in the optimal mindset and environment for high performance.


Ask yourself, what role do I play in other people’s stories? The number one reason relationships fail is because you’ve taken the wrong role. You’ve tried to be the hero of someone else’s story.

Start where you’re at. Analyze, what your current reality is. Single out five beliefs that are keeping you stuck in your current reality. Then, think about your desired reality. List the five new beliefs you need to adopt to get there. Next, list five people who you believe are already living your desired reality. Write down how you know them and how you will contact them. Watch them. Learn from them. This will get you started in making sure you are in the right position for success.


Ask yourself, what has my attention? Today, a multitude of things are stealing our attention. We are suddenly held captive by the urgent but unimportant things. Notifications, emails, work distractions. These will not help the ability to succeed. We constantly respond to other people’s thoughts and needs while ignoring our own. We are not engaged or focused in our activities.

How do we engage?

  1. Visualization – Visualize your next challenge. Include adversity in visualization. See things go wrong and how you deal with it.
  2. Presence – Once you’ve visualized the scenario, be present in the real moment. Since you did the work up front, you can take your three speeds of thought (awareness, attention, mood) and laser focus it onto the task at hand.
  3. Reflection – Take 15 to 30 minutes to analyze everything that happened. What went right? What went wrong?


Ask yourself, what’s at stake if I don’t take action? People usually focus on results and often stop before they start. Mike says we must take small urgent steps without focusing on the outcome. The small steps make breakthroughs that give access to the big steps.

Too many people are focused on having something instead of becoming something. 


Ask yourself, what could my reality be if I involved other people? Now you’re properly positioned. You’re being engaged and focused. You’ve begun taking action. Think of a lone violinist. The music is incredibly beautiful by itself, but once you add other instruments it becomes a symphony. Amazing things happen between the musicians as they collaborate. There is also a reciprocal feedback being exchanged between the audience and the musicians that makes the experience grow that much more. This is what happens when you surround yourself with the right people and create positive reactions.

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