Personal growth coach Zach Rance chatted with #Powerjournalist Markos Papadatos about his latest endeavors.
He recalled his time on “Big Brother.” “2014 was the best summer of my entire life,” he said. “Being in the ‘Big Brother’ house and experiencing a once in a lifetime opportunity was something I really took advantage of. It also helped greatly that every single person, every single houseguest was so nice and everyone had such a unique and vibrant personality.”
“I was only 23 at the time and had just graduated college at the University of Florida. Even though I was fully aware that the stakes were high being that the winner would leave $500,000 richer for some reason winning wasn’t important to me,” he said
I was genuinely having such a good time that I didn’t care about winning. I knew the experience and the memories would last a lifetime, and that was more important than the money,” he added.
Rance continued, “Once I came off the show, reality hit me hard. I was instantly thrown into my 15 minutes of fame. And the attention I was receiving online really went to my head. I became a narcissistic, pretentious, egotistical jerk. I got caught up with drugs and alcohol in my mental health was spiraling downhill. They don’t really prepare you for life after being on reality TV show and I really saw the worst of that. I want to be clear though, I’m not blaming anyone, but myself I didn’t have a good head on my shoulders, and I wasn’t surrounded by the right people.”
“I was focused on the wrong things But around 2016 a year and a half after the show I got into real estate, and started my personal growth journey. It really started just waking up early and going to the gym. Then I was reading 10 pages a day. Then I started meditating every day,” he said.
“Then I started learning about , the stock market, personal finance, and real estate investing. I didn’t realize there’s so much information on the Internet that can teach you how to be rich. Whoever is reading this make sure you are consuming the right information. Now I’ve been a successful life coach for almost four years, I’ve helped over 400 people start or double down on their personal growth journey, and I’ve seen incredible results,” he elaborated.
On his daily motivations, he responded, “What motivates me each day? It sounds so cliché but it’s just the idea of getting better. The idea of being more disciplined and the idea of creating new opportunities. Also the fact that I’m training for my fourth full Iron Man I don’t really have a choice but to wake up and train, this race is no joke. but the true motivation lies in the vision I have for myself. I want to be a man of unwavering discipline operating at the highest level possible. Truly peak performance. I see life as a game and I’m always trying to get to the next level.”
When asked what inspired him to be a personal growth coach, he shared, “Great question, what inspired me to be a personal growth coach? It’s sort of happened organically. I’ve always been a natural coach, helping my friends work through their problems. I’m a great listener and an even better motivator. I started to realize that the value I was bringing to my clients lives, wasn’t necessarily focused on physical health or Mental Health, but in all aspects of just being a better person.”
On his future plans, he remarked, “My plans and goals for the future, if I gave you the full answer, we would be here all day. One of my most important plans is to continue traveling. In the last three years, I visited 12 countries or more, including Spain, Italy, France, Switzerland, Indonesia, Dubai, Israel, Columbia, Costa Rica, Mexico, and I’m sure I’m missing some of them. Hawaii was great too.”
“Travel has really open my eyes to more of the world and if I’m going to travel, I want to do it at the finest hotels, eating the most exquisite food. I have high standards for myself, and I won’t settle for anything less. As far as my goals go, I feel like I have a huge responsibility and obligation to provide for my family and help the people that I care about most. The only way I’m gonna do that is if I scale my business to seven figures. I want to make $1 million in a year, hopefully it’s next year. I feel like I’m on the right path,” he said.
The digital age
On being a part of the digital age, he said, “It feels amazing. I think my podcast is the best example. I started the podcast back in 2020 and since then I’ve interviewed seven New York Times best-selling authors and three Ivy League professors along with hundreds of other experts and professionals at their craft. Being able to have a one on one conversation with them and picking their brain and learning from their mistakes is invaluable and the fact I can do that from the comfort of my home office and leverage that conversation tonight only grow my business, but help others I feel like is the epitome of the golden digital age were living in now.”
“Now, when it comes to artificial intelligence and social media, that shit is all a distraction. I advise and encourage everyone to really audit and take inventory of how much time and attention. They are giving to their phone and technology, and make sure that if they’re gonna spend a lot of time doing it, it’s more education and entertainment,” he said.
On his career-defining moments, he revealed, “There has been one defining moment that is stuck out more than others but I’ve been able to change peoples lives in the most dramatic way possible. For example, one of my clients who was told by her doctors that she was never going to work again because of her severe anxiety came to me looking for guidance on weight loss.”
“After a few months of working with her, and consistent weight loss and increase confidence I decided to push her out of her comfort zone at just the right time. I challenged her to start her own baking business because she love to bake cakes. In her first month opening up shop she sold a wedding cake for $1000 and has a successful baking business with repeat customers every single day now. She’s also been able to reduce her anxiety medication‘s in half proving to not only her doctor but your herself she is more than capable if you just have someone that believes in you,” he said.
On his definition of the word success, Rance said, “Success means you are thriving in all areas of your life. Your health, your wealth, and your happiness. Firing on all cylinders. You’re doing the work you love and you’re compensated fairly for it. you have thriving relationships and you are constantly growing. That’s the true measure of success.”
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