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43 mins

Profiling a Business Leader with William Salvi and David Nurse, The Mindset Specialist

The CEO Series, a standout video series, is the brainchild of William Salvi, a Renowned media agency owner based in Chicago. This Emmy award-winning show...

The CEO Series, a standout video series, is the brainchild of William Salvi, a Renowned media agency owner based in Chicago. This Emmy award-winning show stands out for its exceptional quality and its unique focus on CEOs from diverse industries. William, along with his brother Chris, initiated the series seven years ago, and for the past four years, they have been delving into the stories, roles, and mindsets of CEOs. The series kicked off with an interview with the chairman and CEO of Wintrust Bank, and since then, it has evolved, with the team constantly enhancing their interviewing techniques and the caliber of guests. The show's distinct goal is to unveil the person behind the role and brand, offering viewers a rare glimpse into the human side of business leadership often overshadowed in formal interviews.  The CEO Series remains industry-agnostic but focuses on the CEOs' unique experiences and perspectives as leaders of large organizations with many stakeholders. The show's producer and host discuss the pressure CEOs face, which can cause some of them to become reclusive, seeking honest feedback rather than flattery. The series has featured interviews with CEOs like Tim Cook from Apple. The CEOs featured in the show share the formative experiences that shaped them as leaders during their youth or teens. The CEO Series is an Emmy award-winning video series available on entrepreneur.com, giving successful leaders a platform to share their experiences with the world.  His brother Chris and he love interviewing prominent business individuals for our CEO series. We aim for higher-profile CEOs and brands. It's exciting to meet and talk to these people as we get to know them as individuals with their insecurities and life experiences. We challenge ourselves daily by putting ourselves in uncomfortable positions, such as meeting high-profile CEOs. It's a great way to expand our agency and network of contacts. David Nurse is an accomplished mindset specialist and a bestselling author at the Wall Street Journal. Over the past 15 years, he has worked with sports teams and corporate executives, assisting them in dominating their respective fields. David has positively impacted the lives of over 150 NBA players, whose contract earnings total a staggering $3.2 billion. He believes that highly successful people can be classified into two categories—those who value honesty and those who do not. David's expertise lies in his profound understanding of the power of the mind and how it can be used as a cheat code for success. He provides mindset tools that help individuals overcome insecurities, deal with pressure, and utilize their gifts without internal or external roadblocks. He has designed these tools to help individuals take strategic action and realize their full potential. At the Next Level Club, David works with people to help them unlock their mind's potential and achieve their goals. With his constructive guidance and mindset tools, he empowers individuals to confidently reach the next level of their abilities and pursue their dreams.  There are nine action archetypes: fear of other people's opinions, inopportune, blame, test believer, distracted, scarcity mindset, perfectionist, underestimate, and imposter syndrome. To combat self-doubt, try these three tools: First, look at your hands and remember all the difficulties you've overcome. Second, remind yourself to serve others in the present moment. Finally, snap your fingers to cue your subconscious to live into the person you want to be. Remember to stop, notice, assess, and pivot when things get overwhelming. These tools can be used anytime, anywhere. [00:00:00] The CEO Series [00:06:45] William Salvi [00:13:01] CEOs are Humans too! [00:20:52] The Mindset Specialist [00:30:01] David Nurse [00:37:27] STOP

43 mins

Women Tech Council 2024 III

On day three of the Women Tech Council in Utah, Governor Spencer Cox spoke about the SheTech Explorer Day event. The event hosted 4,000 junior...

On day three of the Women Tech Council in Utah, Governor Spencer Cox spoke about the SheTech Explorer Day event. The event hosted 4,000 junior high and high school girls and provided them with exposure to the tech industry. Governor Cox, who has expertise in business, entrepreneurship, and tech, expressed his excitement and gratitude for the event, which he believes opened many doors for these young girls. He emphasized the importance of mentorship, saying "you can't be what you can't see".  Governor Cox shared his own experience of turning his great grandfather's rural telephone company into a regional internet company and encouraged young women to explore the tech industry, which has been male-dominated for a long time. He praised SheTech for providing an interactive day with hundreds of mentors available to talk to, and an opportunity for young women to decide if the tech industry is something they're interested in pursuing. Cox stated that it's important to learn what you don't want to do as much as what you want to do, and SheTech offers that opportunity for young women to explore the tech industry. Barclay Burns - Assistant Dean at the School of Engineering and Technology Utah Valley University  Barclay Burns is the assistant Dean for Utah Valley University, focusing on AI and serving on the board of directors for the Utah Innovation Fund and the Automation Fund. He is passionate about investing in female tech and life science leaders and creating a women and AI symposium. Utah recently passed an AI bill, which includes guardrails and an AI laboratory for companies to innovate and learn in a safe environment. AI has promise and peril, and Utah is taking steps to ensure proper regulation and policy. The co-founder of Chatbooks, Vanessa Quigley, discussed the company's mission to make it easy for people to preserve their memories in physical form. The company's software automates the process of creating photo books and enables users to print their Instagram photos. Chatbooks is now exploring the use of AI to automatically curate photos and generate captions based on the user's writing style. Research has shown that printing photos can have a positive impact on family relationships. Chatbooks is looking to attract more women to help create products that resonate with their primarily female customer base. Dan Cathy is the CEO and investor of VOZE, a platform that helps industrial companies manage their field sales teams. He attended an event to support his daughter, who was attending high school for the first time. The event captivated Dan with its vast scale and the thousands of young girls in attendance. He believes that these events offer excellent opportunities for young girls to explore diverse career paths and gain exposure to different opportunities. Dan has worked with some amazing women in tech, from engineers to tech entrepreneurs, investors, and more. He acknowledges the value of women in the tech industry and looks forward to seeing more women enter it. He believes that women bring diverse perspectives to an industry that men have long dominated, and this would lead to better outcomes for everyone. In our last segment for this series, we have Kirk Ouimet, CEO and Co-Founder for Phi, spoke about his passion for improving health through technology at the Woman Tech Council's She Tech Explorer Day. Phi, named after the golden ratio (1.618), aims to use AI to debug and understand why our bodies fail. Kirk believes we live in an exciting time for this kind of work and was at the event to mentor and advise others. [00:00:00] Governor of Utah [00:06:49] Spencer Cox [00:13:00] Barclay Burns [00:20:50] Vanessa Quigley - Co-Founder of Chatbooks [00:29:58] Dan Caffee - CEO of VOZE [00:37:38] Kirk Quimet - CEO and Founder of Phi

43 mins

Women Tech Council 2024 II

Alan attended the She Tech Explorer Day event hosted by the Women Tech Council. Dr. Susan R. Madsen, founding director of the Utah Women and...

Alan attended the She Tech Explorer Day event hosted by the Women Tech Council. Dr. Susan R. Madsen, founding director of the Utah Women and Leadership Project, joined him to discuss this event. The event had 4,000 high school girls and was different from other trade shows because of the sound of the girls. The event allowed girls to see themselves in technology and other fields, and it also showed them that they can be mothers and entrepreneurs simultaneously. Utah is working towards bridging the gender pay gap and making positive changes.   This program aims to shift things in Utah in just seven years, which would take 3-4 decades without it. The program is focused on five categories: safety and security, education, health and well-being, workforce, and poverty and homelessness. The program aims to coordinate efforts to identify gaps and find resources to shift things in a fast and effective way. Women in tech and women in STEM are critical areas for change.  Amelia Wilcox - Founder and CEO of Nivati Amelia Wilcox, the CEO and founder of Nivati, was invited to speak at a women's council of tech explorers and entrepreneurs. Her talk focused on the endless opportunities in science and tech for high school students. As a female leader herself, Amelia knows firsthand the challenges that come with the role. She emphasized that having the courage, grit, confidence, and faith in oneself is essential for leadership. Amelia encourages young people to find a supportive network and be true to themselves to reach their full potential. Her inspiring message is a call to action for all aspiring leaders, regardless of gender. Jessica Gelman is a successful businesswoman who holds multiple roles, including the CEO of Craft Analytics Group (KAGR), part-owner of the Utah Royals, and a board member of the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL). KAGR helps professional sports teams and leagues understand their fans better through analytics. The company has worked with major leagues such as the NFL, 76ers, Sacramento Kings, and Eagles. KAGR was formed based on the knowledge gained from Jessica's experience running the Patriots' business operations. Jessica is also part of the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics conference, which focuses on using analytics to drive change in women's sports. She is actively involved with the Utah Royals, bringing an analytics focus to women's sports.Analytics, a crucial differentiator, empowers women and girls who are often underrepresented in the sports industry. It provides them with a powerful voice, enabling them to stand out in a male-dominated business setting. This is the transformative impact that Jessica and KAGR are striving to bring to the industry. The Larry H Miller Group is a family investment firm with diverse business interests, including owning one of the largest automotive dealer groups in the country, the Utah Jazz, and investments in real estate, healthcare, sports, and entertainment. CEO Steve Starks participated in the She Tech Explorer Day event to inspire high school-aged girls to pursue careers in technology and business. He emphasizes the need for equal opportunities and upward mobility for women in the workplace. The company has three female executives on the highest level of the company's hierarchy. Join us on our next episode as Alan continues with part III of the Women Tech Council, She Tech Explorer Day. [00:00:00] Susan R. Madsen [00:07:18] STEM [00:13:00] Amelia Wilcox - Founder and CEO of Nivati [00:20:50] Jessica Gelman - CEO and Investor of (KAGR) [00:30:34] Jessica Gelman [00:37:38] Steve Starks

43 mins

Women Tech Council 2024

Alan is speaking with Cydni Tetro, President and Co-Founder of from the Women Tech Council, at a She Tech event in Salt Lake City. The...

Alan is speaking with Cydni Tetro, President and Co-Founder of from the Women Tech Council, at a She Tech event in Salt Lake City. The Women Tech Council is a nonprofit organization that aims to increase the number of women in tech by providing mentoring, visibility, opportunities, and networking. She Tech program provides role models and mentors to high school girls, exposing them to technology and entrepreneurship. The event includes a tech challenge, hands-on experiences with technology, and meeting mentors and role models. The goal is to change girls' lives by exposing them to people and industries they might not otherwise be able to access. Becky Wright is the founder and CEO of Proximity, a platform designed to help political candidates connect with voters more effectively. Proximity aims to address the inefficiencies of traditional campaigns by consolidating all of the resources needed for a campaign into one platform. It is a nonpartisan platform that helps good leaders become great candidates and levels the playing field. Becky is a natural-born leader who believes in civic engagement and encourages people to become more involved in politics to make a meaningful difference in their communities. Proximity is specifically built for down-ballot elections so that it can be more representative of those who are in your area. If you plan to run for office or know someone who is, Proximity provides the tools to help you be successful. Up next is Rob Gehring, CEO of Swire Coca-Cola USA. Swire Coca-Cola is a powerhouse bottling company that operates in 13 western US states and several Asian countries. They have partnered with Coca-Cola Company to manufacture, produce, and distribute their products. They are confident that technology is the key enabler in delivering their products to consumers efficiently and safely. They have set a bold goal of having 50% female leaders by 2030 and are committed to creating a diverse, high-performing team. Their latest innovation, Coca-Cola Spice, a new flavor with a hint of raspberry and spicy flavor, demonstrates their unwavering commitment to staying ahead of the curve. They are convinced that AI is the future of data processing and decision-making and are determined to harness its power to achieve their business goals. They know that AI is a valuable tool that can be used positively, and they will continue leveraging it to drive their business forward confidently. Joining us now is Jeff Moss, Associate Commissioner of the Innovation Utah Innovation Fund and something to do with the System of Higher Education. Jeff explains that Utah's goal is to make higher education more impactful from an economic development and innovation perspective. The aim is not just to benefit students but also to impact society and the economy. Jeff has been supporting the Women Tech Council event for quite some time and thinks that more needs to be done to promote the participation of females in technology. He has been in the tech sector for over 20 years and helped to secure funding for the event through the legislature last session. Jeff is impressed with the size of the event, as there are thousands of young girls attending. He believes that the Women Tech Council event will help to promote interest in the STEM space and will ultimately lead to more diverse and better employees, something that is important for the economy. Closing this episode with Alan is Vance Checketts, the CEO of Auticon US, a technology talent partner with a twist. Autocon US has an incredible 81% of their team comprising individuals with autism, particularly in technology roles like data analytics, quality assurance, and development, which leverage new technologies like artificial intelligence. When asked about building diverse teams, Vance shares that the whole company was built on embracing diversity and different ideas. He is also on the board of the Women Tech Council, which aims to encourage more women to pursue careers in technology. He believes that having diversity in leadership is key to having diverse teams and companies. Vance finds potential employees through various channels, and people often find Autocon US themselves. If you're interested in Autocon US, you can visit their global website at auticon.com or their US website at auticon.us. Alan recently attended the Women Tech Council SheTech Explorer Day, which saw over 4,000 high school girls exploring the booths of various tech companies. One such company was NICE.com, whose Vice President of Engineering, Sean Kirkby, spoke about their three divisions: Customer Experience, Financial Crime Solutions, and Public Safety and Justice, with a focus on Customer Experience. Sean, who was also a volunteer mentor, encouraged the girls to believe in themselves and explore their interests in technology. The event provided an excellent opportunity for young girls to understand the available opportunities and showcase their skills. [00:00:00] Cydni Tetro [00:06:35] Becki Wright [00:13:00] Rob Gehring [00:20:50] Jefferson Moss [00:30:34] Vance Checketts [00:37:38] Sean Kirkby

42 mins

From Mental Health to Millionaire with Jonathan Beskin and Liber8 with Raj Jana

 Alan welcomes Jonathan Beskin, a serial entrepreneur and bestselling author of "The Least Likely Millionaire." The book tells the story of how Jonathan overcame crippling...

 Alan welcomes Jonathan Beskin, a serial entrepreneur and bestselling author of "The Least Likely Millionaire." The book tells the story of how Jonathan overcame crippling anxiety, toxic parenting, and a total lack of support to start and build a wildly successful company, despite everyone telling him his ideas would never work and that he would be a failure. The book is a triumphant memoir highlighting Jonathan's journey, including the ups and downs, and providing actionable advice to help other entrepreneurs.  Jonathan also owns Singlesswag.com, worth 80 million dollars in subscription boxes. Aspiring entrepreneurs overcoming challenging obstacles can hopefully find inspiration in his story and become "least likely millionaires." During the interview, Alan asks Jonathan about three points of success. The first point is the concept of healthy obsession and how one can channel negative experiences into positive energy. Alan welcomes Raj Jana, the CEO of Liber8. Liber8 is a company that develops programs to help people overcome emotional and childhood trauma, as well as any limiting beliefs that prevent them from living a meaningful and authentic life. The company's mission is to remove any barriers that may be stopping people from achieving the things they desire. Raj shares his personal experience of burnout while building his first company in 2019, at the age of 27. He worked tirelessly, hustling day and night, until he reached his breaking point. He realized that his need to prove himself, his obsession with making money, and his constant busyness were all rooted in trauma. He understood that if he was living his purpose, he wouldn't have been burned out. Instead, he would have felt more alive. After selling his company, Raj faced even more challenges. He felt purposeless and lost, and his relationships were in shambles. He realized that he needed to work on himself and his relationships. He had to address his trauma with being vulnerable and intimate in partnerships. He had to learn how to connect and be seen. Raj's experience was both liberating and a trap. He had the resources to address his issues, but he also felt lost and directionless. Raj's story is a reminder that success doesn't always bring happiness and that it's essential to work on oneself, both personally and professionally. Raj Jana emphasizes the importance of having a clear vision for your company, which includes how much money you're making, how your customers feel, what your products are, and what your brand is. By inspiring people with a vision, you can get talent to show up in ways that no paycheck will.  Another important tip from Raj is to empower your team by delegating tasks. Remember that a 90 is still an A, so relax your standards and delegate to open up your capacity for more support. This is the ultimate entrepreneurial journey – letting go of control. [00:00:00] The Least Likely Millionaire [00:07:32] Triumphant Memoire [00:12:30] Actionable Advice [00:19:50] Liber8 with Raj Jana [00:28:37] Tools and Resources [00:36:24] Let Go!

42 mins

Brand Yourself with T.J. Colaiezzi and A Holistic Approach for Everyone with Amelia Wilcox

T.J. Colaiezzi is the Founder and CEO of Life Brand, a company that helps people build a strong personal brand using social media. The idea...

T.J. Colaiezzi is the Founder and CEO of Life Brand, a company that helps people build a strong personal brand using social media. The idea of people sharing their lives online is here to stay, but Life Brand provides educational resources on how to strategically use social media to brand yourself, as well as what not to do. Social media is the first thing that employers and potential business partners look at to get a sense of who you are as a person, so it's important to have a positive and strong online presence. Life Brand has developed an AI-powered tool that can dig up and remove any harmful content that may affect your personal brand.  T.J. talks about their company's progress and AI technology. They work with various clients, from small businesses to individuals. They are excited to be the presenting sponsor of an upcoming summit and give attendees free access to their technology for a year. Their service is affordable and offers a free social media check. The cost to clean up social media is $59.95 or $119 annually. They stress the importance of maintaining a positive online brand and how their service can help people achieve that. Visit llifebrand.life to invest in “your” brand.  Amelia Wilcox is the Founder and CEO of Nivati, an employee mental health and well-being platform for everyone. Her business, which previously offered corporate massages to promote employee well-being, was facing closure due to the pandemic in 2020. However, instead of allowing her business to disappear, Amelia took a different approach. She discovered that employees had real problems that required real solutions, which she needed to be equipped to handle alone. This realization led her to transform her corporate massage platform into an all-around mental health and well-being platform for everyone. During this period, Amelia also noticed her oldest daughter struggling with her mental health. As she embarked on a journey to find her daughter the help she needed, Amelia gathered the resources for a holistic approach to mental health. This approach supports people at every stage of their mental health journey, from corporate massages to various forms of therapy. Amelia encapsulated her success into three main points for entrepreneurial listeners. Firstly, she advises improving leadership skills and delegation to scale the company. Secondly, she emphasizes the importance of mentors and networking, believing that having mentors who are experts in their field is crucial for success. Lastly, Amelia talks about the significance of focus. Although it can be difficult to say no to good opportunities, the real power and ability to grow come from the painful focus and the ability to say no. [00:00:00] Social Media Is Here To Stay [00:06:02] You Are Your Brand [00:12:29] Corporate Massages [00:19:19] Just One More Business [00:28:03] Everyone's Platform [00:36:07] Encapsulating Her Success

41 mins

The Shortcut with Matt Swider

Matt Swider is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheShortcut.com. He served as Tech Radar's editor-in-chief for nine years and has over a million Twitter followers....

Matt Swider is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheShortcut.com. He served as Tech Radar's editor-in-chief for nine years and has over a million Twitter followers. Utilizing his skill set and followers, he created his own business, TheShortcut.com, which provides consumers with information on how, where, and when to find the technology they seek. The Shortcut is currently the #1 consumer tech publication on Substack. With the Consumer Electronics Show just around the corner, Matt and Alan are preparing to attend. During their discussions, they ponder about the advancements in Artificial Intelligence and the concerns that come with it. AI has rapidly improved and has become both exciting and frightening at the same time. Matt believes that we, as people, are contributing to its growth by funding its development. AI has eliminated the need for experts in some fields, as your phone or device can perform tasks for you. The Metaverse, the next evolution in social connection, is the successor to the mobile internet. However, the Deepfake, synthetic media that can convincingly replace one person's likeness with another, is already knocking at our doorsteps. What's currently trending on TheShortcut.com? Gaming is a hot topic these days. Soon, you might not require a PS5 or XBOX to enjoy your favorite games. With just a chip, you can buy accessories for your iPhone and play games on the go.   Matt, an entrepreneur in his industry, suggests that building a portfolio and writing your own substack could be a great way to showcase your talents. He even goes as far as to say that he would be envious if you had content he could feature on his website. It's a good idea to start with freelancing if you're new to the industry. Technology is constantly evolving, and its end product is unknown. Should we fear or embrace this? [00:00:00] The Shortcut.com [00:05:46] One Million Twitter Followers [00:12:29] UPgrade [00:19:19] Artificial Intelligence [00:28:03] Gaming On The Go [00:36:07] Evolving Tech

41 mins

Creator Content Economy with Derral Eves and Digital Ownership with Seth Taylor

Derral Eves, the Executive Producer and Co-Founder of "The Chosen" TV series, was recently welcomed by Entrepreneur. During the interview, he shared his passion for...

Derral Eves, the Executive Producer and Co-Founder of "The Chosen" TV series, was recently welcomed by Entrepreneur. During the interview, he shared his passion for entrepreneurship and his goal of creating an audience that would appreciate like-minded films. He emphasized the importance of engaging the audience and creating shareable, intentional content that defines the brand. Derral's vision was to translate his mission and purpose into the TV show, with the audience being the top priority. He believed that the viewers' engagement could become a social army that would promote the show and become an engine for its success.  Derral started his journey in the agency in 1999, where he helped businesses be found online. He had a passion for creating commercials from a young age, but his path led him to YouTube, where he learned about embedding videos onto websites. He then began creating commercial content for over 800 clients, utilizing YouTube for web design. He eventually shifted his focus to creating content on YouTube that people would talk about, resulting in over 91 billion views of content he made. Derral's mission is to help other entrepreneurs leverage the creator economy before losing the opportunity. He is hosting the Vid Summit in October, which is the business side of the creator economy for content creators who post anywhere online. It is a platform to help budding entrepreneurs with content as a part of their strategy and to help them leverage the opportunity.  Next Entrepreneur recently featured Seth Taylor, Chief Experience Officer at Angel Studios. Angel Studios was founded by the Harmond brothers, who created a content filtering service that allows users to remove inappropriate content from existing movies. However, they realized that producing new content and telling stories could be a more effective way to engage audiences. To raise funds, Angel Studios employs a "pay it forward" approach, wherein people can purchase tickets for others to watch their programs and movies. The Chosen was originally behind a paywall, but its popularity made it available to a larger audience through monetary donations that allowed others to stream it. Angel Studios collaborates with its audience through its crowd-sourced program, The Gild, which asks two questions: Does the story amplify light, and how disappointed would you be if this film was not made? Feedback and comments from the audience are used to create new content. Angel Studios is a platform that promotes stories of light and also offers collectibles to those who have crowd-funded. These collectibles provide digital ownership of a particular frame from a favorite scene, allowing users to share why they chose that scene and what it means. As Chief Experience Officer, Seth Taylor helps the product team to market their app and reach a wider audience. [00:00:00] Crowd Funded [00:05:37] YouTube [00:12:29] The Chosen [00:19:18] Pay It Forward [00:28:03] The Gild [00:36:07] Digital Collectible

41 mins

2023 Consumer Summit III

Alan continues his journey by interviewing entrepreneurs at the 2023 Consumer Summit.  First up is Chip Hopper, creator of Bookjedi.com.  A self-made editor.  He left...

Alan continues his journey by interviewing entrepreneurs at the 2023 Consumer Summit.  First up is Chip Hopper, creator of Bookjedi.com.  A self-made editor.  He left his corporate job to do what he loves, read. From inception to writing, editing, and promoting the book.   Next is Troy Beckstead, Founder of AI13, a product line that caters to the automotive and offroad industries.  Troy did a total pivot during the pandemic and started his new company with just 13 products, hence the name.  Long-time friend Randy Garn is up next as he gives us three rules he lives by.  The Golden Rule is to treat others how you want to be treated. The Platinum Rule treats others the way they want, and the Gospel Rule treats others the way God would treat them.  These are great rules to live by.  Onto something sweet and yummy. Crumbl. CEO and Co-Founder James McGowan started by mastering the ultimate chocolate chip cookie.  And now, 800 stores later across the country, his franchise has done anything but crumble.  So, let's get ready to Crumbl!  All for one and one Fore All! Jen Clyde is here to introduce women's golf apparel.  Fore All was created to cater to modern-day women and to get them interested in the sport of Golf.  With 30 stores across the country, they have created a high-end line, with a jacket called the "Green," which allows you access to a chat forum that links everyday women to talk about life and golf.  Closing today's segment with Alan is Khaazra Maaranu, with ecopayments.io, saying he is here to help entrepreneurs to build and protect their cash flow.   An electronic commerce that handles payment processing, banking, and people development.     [00:00:00] Bookjedi.com [00:05:37] AI13 [00:12:29] Randygarn.com [00:19:18] Crumbl [00:28:03] Fore All [00:36:07] ecompayments.io

41 mins

2023 Consumer Summit Part II

Alan continues to interview successful entrepreneurs and inquires as to what they are all about.  First up is Andrew Smith - Managing Director of Savory...

Alan continues to interview successful entrepreneurs and inquires as to what they are all about.  First up is Andrew Smith - Managing Director of Savory Fund - Savory Group partners with restaurateurs to help them expand and improve their brand. They don't give the founders money, they invest financially and physically by bringing in teams to help back and operate the assets that they acquire.  So far they have nine brands in their portfolio and are gearing up for eight more.  You can check them out at savory.mercatopartners.com. Next is Joana McKenna - Chief Executive Officer of Jane.com.  What is Jane.com, well it is a marketplace where 3rd party sellers and brands can sell their goods from, apparel to home goods and consumable beauty products.  They are a "curated" marketplace, a one-stop shop for all your "Jane" needs. Tiffany Peterson, Business and Life Coach with tiffanyspeaks.com is next as she and Alan talk about connecting with people intentionally.  Cultivating relationships.  Showing up intentionally to let that person know they aren't being taken for granted.  That person is an employee, friend, and or even a lover.  How people feel in your presence matters.  For Tiffany, it's a feeling of a higher power, as she speaks of a spiritual sense.   Closing the show with Alan is Tyler Babb - Founder of lablpx.com.  Lablpx is a tech company that supports e-commerce merchants.  Their main focus is to help retailers improve their brand and purchasing experience.  Jane.com helped with the push and success of his business and say's the ecosystem here at the summit is just incredible and exciting.  To learn more visit Tyler at www.laplpx.com.     [00:00:00] Savory! [00:06:15] Rolling Recession [00:12:29] Jane.com [00:19:19] Tiffanyspeaks.com [00:27:10] Life Coach [00:33:53] lablpx.com

41 mins

Consumer Summit 2023

Alan is in Salt Lake City, Utah, attending the 2023 Consumer Summit Conference.  Thanks to Cydnie Tetro, CEO of Brandless, she has lined Alan up...

Alan is in Salt Lake City, Utah, attending the 2023 Consumer Summit Conference.  Thanks to Cydnie Tetro, CEO of Brandless, she has lined Alan up with a few entrepreneurs whom she feels have great stories and products.  If you haven't listened to the previous episode, Cydnie Tetro and her team created a platform that allows other brands to showcase healthier products for people's bodies, both in and out and at home.  "A consumer ecosystem", says Cydnie.  Let's grow together! Next up is Trina Celeste - Co-Founder of Tech-Moms.org. A non-profit that is helping women transition into the technology industry.  Target group: moms.  The primary focus is to give them access to get into the tech world.  A two-month program to help transition them into a position that will allow them to utilize what they have learned.  To be the next web designer, or coder.  There is so much opportunity out there.   Next is Vanessa Quigley - co-founder of Chatbooks. It's to help mothers get the pics of their phones into the hands of their families.  Take the photos and captions that are on your social media, and turn them into a book.  Every month open you would open the app, and it will serve up all the photos taken, you can choose 30 pics, and it turns it into a book…a real book, a screen-free experience to share with your kids and loved ones for just ten dollars. Jeremy Andrus - President & CEO of Traeger Grills is up next as he explains the art of the Traeger.  It's a smart bbq that cooks to perfection, every time. You can taste the difference.  Joe Traeger, founded this in 1987 as he wanted a better way to cook food.  An innovation that never found its way to consumers.  However, Jeremy took innovation and technology to bring people together to make a flavorful world. Bon Appetit! Lastly, - Madelyne Van Hoff - CEO and Founder of Sharehouse explains that what they are is an e-commerce community, that brings in brands and aligns them with really good resources.  ShareHouse is a venture-backed, female-founded, and run business built to support the e-commerce ecosystem.   [00:00:00] Brandless [00:07:02] Tech-Moms.org [00:12:29] ChatBooks [00:20:21] Traeger Grills [00:28:30] Perfect every time [00:36:09] Sharehouse

43 mins

Earn Your Happy with Lori Harder and Going Brandless with Cydnie Tetro

Alan welcomes Lori Harder - Podcast Host, Author, Speaker, Entrepreneur, and Founder H2Glo.  From a high school dropout to a successful entrepreneur, Lori has faced...

Alan welcomes Lori Harder - Podcast Host, Author, Speaker, Entrepreneur, and Founder H2Glo.  From a high school dropout to a successful entrepreneur, Lori has faced many struggles and overcame them by learning how to pivot.  Knowing when to break superficial relationships to create real connections.  She is the author of "Tribe Called Bliss", and is the host for the podcast, Earn Your Happy!  Lori lives by a "go for it!" formula which consists of the following: 1. Know what you want and why, 2.  Figure out your fears and how to support them, for they never go away, 3. Create a network and learn how to use it, and 4. Put pressure behind your goals.   Up next is Cydnie Tetro, CEO of Brandless, a mission-driven based business that is focused on building a platform that will deliver products that will help people live healthier lives.  Their mission is to bring like-minded companies together to deliver better nutrition, clean beauty, and green clean home products to the world.  Alan asks Cydnie to share three pillars of her success. The first is creative problem-solving.  To have the ability to think outside the box, networking with others to collectively solve the problem, Next would be, becoming an empathetic leader.  To understand your team's talent, create pathways to success, and give them the flexibility to handle home and work, you need the whole person not just a piece of them.  Lastly, you must wear the "hat" to embrace the art of the possible.  To allow your imagination to change the world for the better.     [00:00:00] Earn Your Happy [00:06:27] Tribe Called Bliss [00:13:00] Pivoting [00:20:50] Brandless [00:30:42] The Mission [00:37:26] Golden Nuggets

43 mins

Mastering Your Mind and Make Your Money

Alan welcomes the CEO of RELEVE, Dawn Dahlby, author of Live Wellthy.  As a certified financial planner, Dawn says money is but a tool.  A tool...

Alan welcomes the CEO of RELEVE, Dawn Dahlby, author of Live Wellthy.  As a certified financial planner, Dawn says money is but a tool.  A tool that is defined and controlled by one's behavior.  Many of us live in fear of not having enough money, and or not being enough as human beings.  Dawn teaches how to master your mind and your money.  In her book Live Wellthy, she focuses on three key factors: Own It, Earn It, and Grow It.  Own it, is where you learn to own all that is, core values, weaknesses, and learning how to discover and utilize your strengths.  Earn It, is nothing but everything to do with money.  Earning the right income and outcome.  And lastly, Grow It, are the how-tos in comprehensive financial planning.  Maximizing your performance and mastering your mind and money.   Up next is Dr. Alok Treveti, a.k.a. Dr. Rewire.  Dr. Treveti started his journey at the age of 26 as a chiropractor.  A very successful one at that.  However, through his patients, he discovered how they shared similar ailments, which caused them to come in around the same time every month.  That piqued his interest to dig deeper to see the root of the problem.  Before treatment, he would sit down with his clients and talk with them, to get them to open up.  Through questioning, he was able to rewire his client's brains to help alleviate the aches and pains at least by 70%, without an adjustment.   He realized that there was a neurological connection between stress, depression, and anxiety and the aches and pains that brought his clients in for an adjustment.  Mind over matter, in other words, master your mind, make your money, and have abundant health.  Dr. Rewire says fear is the enemy that keeps you from moving forward.   However, he has come up with a formula that will help you overcome that with four easy steps.  One, figure out what the fear is.  Two, if your fear becomes reality, what would be the positives or benefits to your life?  Three, if it didn't happen, what would be the drawback?  And four, can you be grateful if it happens or not?  If you rebalance your brain and face your fear, it takes away its power.  Fear is a future emotion, and if you can eliminate its power over you by using Dr. Rewires formula, your journey to success is but a stone throw away.   [00:00:00] Live WELLthy [00:05:54] Empowerment [00:13:00] Own It, Earn It, Grow It [00:20:50] Antidote for Entrepreneurs [00:31:02] Overcoming Resentment [00:37:06] Formula for Fear

41 mins

Love and Business with Jerry Macnamara

Alan welcomes business coach and CEO of Proven Chaos, Jerry Macnamara, as they discuss the secret to success with one word, Love!  Loving your people...

Alan welcomes business coach and CEO of Proven Chaos, Jerry Macnamara, as they discuss the secret to success with one word, Love!  Loving your people and treating them as whole people.  It's the right thing to do.  When you put love first and foremost in everything you do, the result is magic.  His mission is to have more smiles.  Alan inquired as to when was the moment of truth for him.  Jerry explained that it took a community of people to love him when he didn't love himself.  Jerry goes on to say that in his life his motto is, "there will be always room for one more at the table."    As you lead people, it’s all about love and caring.  When people feel at home, you will unlock a level of performance that no one else can unlock.  When people feel cared for by their leader, they will work harder, and better and never leave. Compassionate leadership is leading people into better places.  Finance creates freedom for fulfillment because profits follow great work.  Finding the calm in the proven chaos!  Jerry explains how important it is to realize that business and life are intermingled.  Performance, accountability, determination, and grace are all important along with forgiveness.  These are important factors in the success of an individual and business.  Success without fulfillment is a rip-off!  As this episode ends, Jerry leaves us with words of wisdom, "The highest purpose of life is to live in accordance to your visions, your values, and actions, to unlock fulfillment. [00:00:00] Love and Business [00:06:10] Love Equals Magic [00:12:00] Rewriting Your Narrative [00:18:50] Compassionate Leadership [00:27:28] Ultimate Superpower [00:35:17] Highest Purpose in Life

41 mins

The "It Factor" with Emily Ford, Brandless with Matt Durham, and an Encore with Amanda Holmes

Alan welcomes Emily Ford -  Founder of ITFactor with Emily Ford.  An ordinary girl from a small town.  Lots of turbulence growing up.  Wanted more...

Alan welcomes Emily Ford -  Founder of ITFactor with Emily Ford.  An ordinary girl from a small town.  Lots of turbulence growing up.  Wanted more in life like most people.  Sought out mentorship in her early ’20s.  Stepped into leadership at 26, now on a mission, to help ignite people, build skills and mindsets, to help create other leaders.  The world desperately needs leadership. Emily is a serial entrepreneur who wants to help you navigate through the world of business and entrepreneurship.  One of her hardest lessons is learning how to break generational curses.  Grew up in a lineage of divorce and alcoholism.  Broke.  She decided to take ownership of her life and break the patterns of beliefs and addictions.  Once she had great mentors and learned what a great relationship is, Emily went on a mission to heal herself from childhood trauma.  She will not carry patterns, or trauma because she has taken radical responsibility to break the chains.  Alan says we tend to make a lot of excuses as to who, what, and why.    What is the It factor?  The inner section that has shaped you, experiences, passion, personality, and strengths.    The past doesn't have to determine your future.  Step into the new.  Refining ourselves.  Up next is Matt Durham - President of Brandless.- Brandless is about getting products that are exceptional at accessible pricing.  Equal or better than.  Brand less live more! is their motto.  How to make an impact on the world and family. What is the core of the company? Products that you put in your body on your body or around your home that supports wellness.  Health and wellness.  Over the last year, 6 brands, focused on nutrition, personal care, home goods, and green cleaning supplies that are chemical-free, clean beauty.  Mission to make a difference and be better together.  Brandless.com  Highly curated platform.  Better for you, your family, and the planet.  Closing out the show today is Amanda Holmes - CEO of Chet Holmes International.  Ultimate sales Machine.  Amanda relaunched the new and updated version of the book, Ultimate Sales Machine which was written by her father Chet Holmes.  It's considered to be the bible of business and sales.  Amanda added a chapter, or an encore, on how to live a rich and full life.  Through her journey of learning the family business that instead of doing 4000 things, just do 12 things 4000 times.  Later she discovered a letter written by her father that changed everything for her.  "All you need to succeed in business is to be pigheaded, disciplined, and determined", however, Amanda added the final piece to that statement, "All you need to succeed in business is to be pigheaded, disciplined, and determined to be the best version of you."  [00:00:00] Guest Emily Ford [00:05:54] Breaking Generational Curses [00:12:00] Refining Ourselves [00:18:51] Brandless [00:29:28] Final Chapter of the Ultimate Sales Machine [00:35:33] Best Version of You with Amanda Holmes

40 mins

Finding Your Voice Through Creative Curiosity with Sissie Hsiao and Origins of Musical Instruments with Dennis Houlihan

 Joining Alan on this episode of Entrepreneur is Sissie Hsiao - Vice President and GM of Google Assistant.   What is Google Assistant?  It’s designed...

 Joining Alan on this episode of Entrepreneur is Sissie Hsiao - Vice President and GM of Google Assistant.   What is Google Assistant?  It’s designed to help busy people.  We want to build a natural and conversational helper to help get things done.  How good is it at recognizing what I am saying?  People don't enunciate well, or have heavy accents, so they are creating programs that will be able to understand all sorts of speech.  Google Assistant is compatible with other Google programs such as Google Calendar.  Can you use Google Assistant in your day-to-day life or is it just made for business?   Sissie says personal and business are merging and Google Assistant gives you the extra minutes needed.  Alan says if we use these tools it's a no-brainer!  Sissie goes on to say that mobile devices are so powerful.  GA is a way to get things done without getting sucked into the “vortex”.  General philosophy on building teams?  Building the right team, pragmatic dreamers, and working with the materials we have available.  Hiring with the right attitude, and humility is one of the things she looks for.  Humble and creative curiosity.  Personal advice?  Deliver real value to people.  Focus on what you are building to make people's lives better.   Up next is Dennis Houlihan - Former President and Past Chair of NAMM and also former President of Roland Corporation.  Dennis is interviewing from the trade show for Music Products World.  What is it about this business that dominates?  Dennis says the entrepreneurial spirits who crafted the instruments by hand, are what created the backbone of the music industry.  Large companies didn't happen overnight, it took years, and established roots.  Create products that the musicians can use to make masterpieces.  One of the most successful entrepreneurs in the music industry was Laurens Hammonds His first successful creation was not the Hammond Organs but the Hammond Synchronous Clock. NAMM- National Association of Music Merchants began in 1901.  It was started with a bunch of Piano Merchants getting together to ensure pianos were being made correctly and being sold accordingly.  It is the largest trade association in the world, for people who design, manufacture, make, and sell music products all over the world. [00:00:00] Google Assistant [00:06:23] Daily Use [00:12:22] Creative Curiosity [00:19:43] NAMM Show [00:29:04] Hammond History [00:34:45] What is NAMM

40 mins

Win All Day! With Coach JC and Strumming Through Life with Chris Martin

Alan welcomes Coach JC - Mental Conditioning Coach, Entrepreneur, Motivational Speaker, and Author of Win All Day!  Alan talks about his Aha! moment when he...

Alan welcomes Coach JC - Mental Conditioning Coach, Entrepreneur, Motivational Speaker, and Author of Win All Day!  Alan talks about his Aha! moment when he understood business  It's when he lost everything due to arrogance.  Question to Coach JC, "when was your aha! moment?"  He replied, "my breakthrough came when he realized all else failed and have no choice but to reinvent himself!"  Coach JC say's you have to believe in yourself!  Believe that you are a winner and that you deserve to have it all.  He shares about his "Win All Day" book series. Body Transformation, becoming what you want to be,  How to win as an entrepreneur and have success in that realm, Win All Day-for athletes,  Win All Day-Personal Branding, and Fit For Duty, Fit For Life and lastly 6. Playbook for your Life.  After hitting rock bottom, he helps people become the winner to build the life they desire through personal development.  Every single person on this earth was created to win.  With his 5 "focus" keys you will be able to achieve that.  Here you will find the questions that you need to answer before you can achieve all that you want to achieve. 1.  What do I want?  What is my vision? 2.  Why?  What's my purpose?  Why do I want it? 3.  Who am I?  Who do I want to be? 4.  How do I create a winning mindset? 5.  To find out what this is, read his books! Up next is Chris Martin  - CEO of Martin Guitar.  He is being interviewed at the NAMM Show in Anaheim, California.  It is an annual event that is organized by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM), it is the "industry's largest stage, uniting global music sound and entertainment technology communities".  Chris shares that this is the 6th generation of his families legacy.  He shares the struggles and changes that the company had to go through and it's surviving.  Chris explained how "Hawaiian" music during the Pan Pacific Exhibition brought a whole new era with the ukulele.  The Folkboom, and later how MTV unplugged helped turn the tables for Martin Guitars.  Chris explains that acoustic instruments will never go away.   [00:00:00] Coach JC [00:05:09] Believe In Yourself [00:11:31] 5 Keys To Your Kingdom [00:18:52] NAMM Show [00:28:58] The Ukulele [00:34:40] Generational Strong

39 mins

Following Your Passion with Jason Brown and One Foot In Front Of The Other with Simon Leslie

As the world turns, entrepreneurs are flourishing.  Joining Alan this week is Jason Brown, founder and CEO of Family Central.  Jason started building chains of...

As the world turns, entrepreneurs are flourishing.  Joining Alan this week is Jason Brown, founder and CEO of Family Central.  Jason started building chains of retail stores until 1999 when he dove into the digital world and started building digitally native businesses.  Though he was successful in building new companies, he also experienced failure.  As the world was changing with so were the consumers and that caused a ripple affect.  However he was given an opportunity to which he and his team spent 4 years building and running a multi million dollar immigration company which helped men and women and their families in foreign countries move to the United Sates.  He helped them make a financial investment and establish their green card.  He then went on to create Persona Nutrition, a personalized nutrition business where you go online, receive free coaching, and get a customized nutrition program of vitamins, minerals, herbs and supplements.  Later this company was sold to Nestle Health Science in 2019.  From there he and his team created Family Central, a depository of information that allows communication of your family, cradle to grave.  It empowers your family to be in a secure environment where they can store all kinds of documents such as medical records, ID's, immunization cards, and share with other members, or to be put into a secure vault.  Family Central is helps with global family stress that is caused by chaos.  With the leveraged technology by using Cloud Based tech, it empowers family at their fingertips.  Another feature they offer are Legacy videos, which allows a family member to make a video recording for their loved ones which can be used to say, goodbye, I Love You, or how to handle their assets after they are gone.  Jason was asked to give one sound advice to up and coming entrepreneurs.  Follow your passion, find what makes you happy, focus on it, and surround yourself with people who are much smarter than you to make it happen. Up next is Simon Leslie, CEO of Ink, author and motivational poet.  Simon wrote a book called, Equanimity, which basically he describes as remaining calm under pressure.  Simon has faced many failures and changes but through his book, he found his way back.  The book focuses on 52 interviews with messages that resonated with him and later turned into a support line for him.  Powerful messages from kindness, gratitude, health & wellbeing, negotiating, selling, and brain power.  However through the writing of the book he realized that he was a broken human a complete mess.  Yet here he is writing a book on how to live a better life.  So decided to make the second half about his turn around and what he has learned through these interviews that impacted his life.  Alan asked Simon which interviews touched his heart?  The first to come to mind is, Allison Levine, American woman you climbed Mount Everest, and crossed Antarctica.   Her story of determination and her attitude of never say never resonated with Simon.  She just kept putting one foot in front of the other and for Simon, that became his mantra.  There were a few other stories from Adrienne Banker, who spoke of kindness, to Tim Grover who coached Michael Jordan, delivering a power message about having a winning mindset.  So what advice would Simon give, "One foot in front of the other, pay it forward, meditate and be more conscious." [00:00:00] Organic To Go [00:06:01] Immigration [00:11:30] Cloud Based Legacy [00:18:51] Remain Calm Under Pressure [00:26:57] Powerful Messages [00:33:52] One Foot In Front Of The Other

39 mins

Pandemic Panickers with Liam Martin

Alan welcomes Liam Martin - Co-Founder and CMO of Time Doctor, Co-organizer of Running Remote Conference and Co-author of Running Remote Book.  Alan starts the...

Alan welcomes Liam Martin - Co-Founder and CMO of Time Doctor, Co-organizer of Running Remote Conference and Co-author of Running Remote Book.  Alan starts the show by sharing how as an entrepreneur the need to control everything comes with the territory, yet at the same time he believes the best work comes from an employee that is able to be motivated and inspired with no time stamp.  Lian says that working remote changed dramatically during COVID.  He explains that a new group of workers merged onto the scene that he calls, Pandemic Panickers.  Liam believes its the largest shift in work since the Industrial Revolution.  With the new fundamental change of how work is done remote, he reminds us that it isn't a place.  It doesn't matter where you work as long as you get it done.  Asynchronous! Liam exclaims is the key along with autonomy.  Not having to directly interact with people by working through a communication system allows an individual to work remote and to have maximum freedom in your life.  Discipline equals freedom.  Freedom allows your people to work on more difficult problems.  To solve really unique difficult issues that move a business forward.  Bureaucracy!  No micromanaging...says Liam.  He goes onto explain the fundamental of a remote business.  1.  Set of processes, creating digital information that can be shared.  2.  Don't have positions, become the operators.  Delegate responsibility.  3.  Automate all of the reporting.  Have the same information available to the employees as the CEO so everyone is on the same page.  Lastly Liam shares the common mistakes of remote business owners.  Don't make working from home turn into living at work.  Divide social space from work space.  Stop requiring or asking for immediacy, it speeds you up but slows the company down, and lastly have team members tied into the same goal. [00:00:00] Control! [00:06:07] Accountability! [00:11:30] Methodology! [00:18:50] Asynchronous! [00:28:17] Bureaucracy! [00:33:49] Philosophy!

39 mins

The Journey Is Not Always Done Alone with Pam Golden

Alan welcomes long time friend and muse Pam Golden - President of GLA Communications.  Alan asks Pam if she can explain her long run of...

Alan welcomes long time friend and muse Pam Golden - President of GLA Communications.  Alan asks Pam if she can explain her long run of success.  Pam summed it up in 8 key points as follows:  #1 -   Never stop learning.  If you don't keep learning and evolving with times you can't help your clients.  Don't stay still.  Keep changing and try new things, move forward with the time and analyze what works.  #2 - Tell it like it is!  Be honest even if they don't like what you say.  Bring knowledge, honesty and thoughtfulness to the table.  3-# Be a trusted partner.  As a business owner or an entrepreneur we realize we can't do it on your own.  Having the right people in y our corner helps things run smoothly which moves into the next point.  #4 -  Surround yourself with good people and in order to do so it takes you to #5 - Ask for help!.  It's so important as an owner of a business it to when you need the help.  And it's ok.  It's nearly impossible to do it all.  Find someone who can do what you can't do.  You both win. #6 - Share it back/pay it forward.  Help other's be a success. #7 - Understand your business.  Know how to read your financial reports, be on it all the time.  Be on your business, not just in your business.  #8 - Knowing what you know and knowing what you don't know.  Surround yourself with people who can help you become smarter and help you grow.  Pam closes the show explaining how important it is to mentor the younger generation and entrepreneurs.  Ask them the tough questions and guide them.  She reminds them to have the strength to ask for advice for your journey doesn't always have to be your own. [00:00:00] Never Stop Learning [00:05:52] Tell It Like It Is! [00:11:30] Ask for help! [00:18:51] Understand your business [00:25:08] Know What You Know! [00:33:53] Mentor

39 mins

Passing on the Golden Handcuffs with Rohan Sheth and Culture Tokens with Jeff Hunter

Entrepreneurs are gonna take over the world!  Alan welcomes Rohan Sheth - Founder of GrowRev.com  Rohan shares how he came into this world with a...

Entrepreneurs are gonna take over the world!  Alan welcomes Rohan Sheth - Founder of GrowRev.com  Rohan shares how he came into this world with a Golden spoon only to have it gone in a blink of an eye.  Having to move to Canada as a young lad with his parents to start over, he quickly adapted and advanced in the assembly of a fast food chain.  Rohan was offered the keys to the kingdom and denied it for he knew running a fast food chain was not what he was put on earth for.  He then took on a door to door sales position and excelled in that area all the while going to school to become a pilot.  Still that is not what he desired to do or in other words, Rohan was bored.   Eventually the skillset he developed in sales exploded into a whole new world when he founded GrowRev.  It's a direct response paid advertising agency.  His company helps other companies grow their revenue.  Alan asked what are three things he would share with upcoming entrepreneurs?  One, believe in yourself no matter how hard it gets.  Two, when you develop and know your skillset, bring it to the world.  And three, share your story.   Up next is Jeff Hunter - Founder of Crypto Gaming Team.  Alan asks Jeff to break it down for everyone.  What is crypto?  It is a form of decentralized finance.  No bank controls your money, but the consequence is when you lose it, you lose it.  It's all about being able to take your currency and give it to someone else.  No middle man in between.  It's about belief and trust, it's a culture coin.  He said he developed Crypto gaming to you are able to take your tokens from one place to another and even turn them into real money.  His hopes is that this will eventually solve world poverty.  Jeff says it's a Metaverse that gives you the ability to move digital assets from one place to another.  You are in control of your money not the banks! [00:00:00] Who is Rohan? [00:05:51] From Riches to Rags [00:11:31] No Golden Cuffs for me! [00:18:54] Crypto Gaming Team [00:27:57] Decentralized Finances [00:33:51] Who's Money Is It?

39 mins

The New Normal with Evan Goldberg and It's Not About You with Devora Zack

Alan welcomes his first guest Evan Goldberg - Founder and EVP of Oracle NetSuite.  It's a company designed by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs. From 11,000 companies...

Alan welcomes his first guest Evan Goldberg - Founder and EVP of Oracle NetSuite.  It's a company designed by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs. From 11,000 companies to over 27,000 companies in the past five years have turned to NetSuite to help with their hypergrowth. Evan says during this time of dislocation and disruption there is a lot of opportunity.  Companies are being built in the "new normal".  One of the biggest changes is selling directly to consumers because the retailers are less reliable.  Evan goes on to share the 5 benefits that his company provides.  Visibility, being able to see around the bends.  Agility, to be able to respond to changes.  Control, knowing what is happening so there is no potential loss.  Automation, we help eliminate manual tasks to allow one to focus on their mission, and lastly Collaboration, being able to work and communicate on ideas.  Alan say's you need the right tools in this entrepreneur world and using artificial intelligence for practical application is the answer for the future.  Joining Alan next is Author of "The Cactus and Snowflake at Work", Devora Zack.  What is the "Cactus and Snowflake"?  It's the description given for the Thinkers and the Feelers.   Thinkers feel and Feelers Think, say's Devora.  Most of us are in the middle.  She say's your life is an Ecosystem and the 3 main differences between a Cactus and a Snowflake are:  The cactus leads with it's head and a Snowflake leads with it's heart.  The cactus is analytical and the snowflakes are empathetic. And lastly, the cactus are direct in conversation as the snowflakes are diplomatic in situations.  She believes we can work together and be symbolic which will allow us to understand ourselves and others better.  Devora explains how we are all different and how we respond to things in the world shows so.  She reminds us that we can't compare our insides with other people's outsides.  In her book she say's the term NAY - Not About You.  Most people's behaviors and mood having nothing to do with you.  We need to learn to mind one's business.  Devora also shares that we have 3 things we can control.  Our thoughts, our words, and our actions.  It's ourselves that can change and improve in order to have a better relationship with others.  People are who they are.  Develop a mantra that will allow you to be able to deal with certain things in today's world. [00:00:00] The Oracle [00:05:18] 5 Benefits [00:11:30] Right Tools [00:18:50]  Cactus or Snowflake? [00:26:38] Internalizing and Projecting [00:33:51] Mind Your Business

39 mins

Double the Impossible with the "Iron Cowboy" James Lawrence

Alan welcomes James Lawrence, Guinness Book of World Record Breaker and family man.  Author of "Redefined Impossible".  In 2015 he did 50 triathlons, in 50...

Alan welcomes James Lawrence, Guinness Book of World Record Breaker and family man.  Author of "Redefined Impossible".  In 2015 he did 50 triathlons, in 50 days, through 50 states.  Why?  He wanted to know his personal limits.  When you reach on mountain top and you see another you want to conquer that one.  Alan asked how he got the name, "Iron Cowboy".  James explained that everything he did was a team effort with his family.  He wanted to stand out amongst the stream of athletes so he started wearing a cowboy hat.  It allowed his family to find him in the race.  James continued on about his journey starting in Hawaii to Alaska, and ended in Utah.  Each race required it to be completed within 17 hours.  James shares in order to achieve greatness, help everyone else around you achieve greatness and you will be at the mountain top with them.  What did you learn about yourself?, asked Alan.  As humans, we are getting in our own way.  We are out toughest critics.  One of the hardest thing to do is to start.  Believe in yourself and surround yourself with positive people.  Next James doubled the impossible by doing 100 Ironman Triathlons in 100 days.  Each race consisted of 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride, and 26.2 miles of running.  From March 1 through June 8th with no days off.  14000 miles and raised $500kl for "Operation Underground", to eradicate human sex trafficking.  What's next for the Iron Cowboy?  In January his company will be releasing a Fitness app for general fitness, a Mindset program for life principles and a 60 day triathlon challenge for beginners to the experiences.  James shares that he wants to give hope and experience on peoples journey, to help them achieve their dream. [00:00:00] 50-50-50 [00:05:59] Iron Cowboy [00:11:30] 17 Hours [00:18:53] Move Out of Your Way [00:26:43] Ironman [00:33:54] Choose Your Sport!

39 mins

It's Eureka! with Karen Chupka and WWJD? with Michael Taylor

Alan welcomes Karen Chupka - Executive Vice President of Consumer Technology Association.  They talk about the Consumer Electronic Show that is coming January 5th thru...

Alan welcomes Karen Chupka - Executive Vice President of Consumer Technology Association.  They talk about the Consumer Electronic Show that is coming January 5th thru the 8th in Las Vegas.  Over 1900 exhibitors.  Karen explains that Eureka Park is an area dedicated to start ups.  Entrepreneurs from all over the world, over 34 countries will be represented.  University innovations will be represented as well.  International borders opened which allowed the international attendees to come together and gather.  Places such as Canada, France, Italy, Ukraine, Japan, Spain, Belgium just to name a few.  Karen shares that they have a few new categories this year such as  Space Technology and Food Technology.   Up next with Alan is Michael Taylor - Book Coach and Author of "What If Jesus Were A Coach?  Michael talks about the 3 compensations in entrepreneurship.  The first is "Spiritual" compensation, this comes from the belief that you are filling a divine purpose.  That your products and services are contributing to humanity in some way.  Next is "Emotional" compensation.  When you provide a product or service that you feel good about it.  Or when someone buys your product that they feel good about it.  Lastly is "Financial" compensation where you make your money.  With purpose and passion you will be able to express your creativity.  They continue on about divine energy and intelligence.  He wanted to fit God into his head and based his book on viewing God as a life coach.  This is where his book, "What if Jesus were a Coach?  A powerful positive approach to God and Jesus teachings.  Connecting to the divine intelligence without the organized religion.  Next they discuss his book, "The Good News Is The Future is Brighter Than You Think".  It's about using your gifts and talents to make the world a better place.  To limit or minimize or eliminate the negative news into ones  consciousness.  And finding your flow through meditation.   [00:00:00] Consumer Electronic Show [00:06:30] International Attendees [00:11:30] Space The Final Frontier [00:18:51] New Face  [00:27:49] Divine Energy [00:33:51] The Future Is Bright

39 mins

What's Holding You Back? with Amanda Holmes

Alan is joined by Amanda Holmes - CEO of Chet Holmes International.  She is a second-generation business owner.  Her father wrote a bestselling book titled,...

Alan is joined by Amanda Holmes - CEO of Chet Holmes International.  She is a second-generation business owner.  Her father wrote a bestselling book titled, “The Ultimate Sales Machine. Immediately Alan dives into wanting to know how to increase one’s sales for the upcoming year.  Amanda gracefully turns it around and offers, 3 things holding you back? First, it’s people! Because of COVID, people were able to sit and think with themselves and realized they weren’t happy where they were at in their jobs.  Which leads to, Skill Set!  The people you are hiring. The Belief Driven Employee!  The Pay, The Career Advancement, and How are you showing your commitment to do positive things while creating an environment of flexibility and remote options.  Employees want to feel they are taken care of, that they are doing something positive for society.   Secondly, it’s the Shiny Object Syndrome!  Average consumer spends 10 hours a day on media platforms.  Proactive vs. Reactive.  How can you truly stay focused on anything if you're constantly being sidetracked?  Finally, leadership.  Different levels of growth start from the leader.  Having systems in place. Amanda then entices us with 4 out of 6 things that having in place allows you to be proactive.  1.  Touch it once! 2.  List off the top 6 things you need to do.  3.  Allocate the time needed to complete them and 4. Prioritize by putting into your schedule.  Alan ends the show with a heartfelt question, how do you live a rich and full life?  Amanda’s answer, Your Intention. In service, gratitude, and humbleness.  To enjoy the fruits of the labor.   [00:00:00] 2nd Generation Business [00:06:22] Skill Set [00:11:30] Shiny Object Syndrome [00:18:52] Levels of Growth [00:26:28] Prioritize Your Time [00:33:53] Rich and Full Life

39 mins

We are all Picassos with Roy Sharples and Mindset of Innovation with Danielle Cohn

Alan welcomes Roy Sharples  - President, CEO & Founder of Unknown Origins.  Alan inquires about the statement “Philosophy starts in the Bedroom”.  Roy explains in...

Alan welcomes Roy Sharples  - President, CEO & Founder of Unknown Origins.  Alan inquires about the statement “Philosophy starts in the Bedroom”.  Roy explains in the bedroom is where you as a child dealt with imagination and wonder.  The more you go through life and are able to retain the childlike wonder, helps keep you creative.  Power of creativity.  Picasso always believed that children are artists.  Alan asked, "Who is Roy?"  Roy is on a mission to save the world from unoriginality and unleashing creative power.  Bringing new products and services to market.  My creativity is the ability to make the invisible visible by taking what is not and creating what is.  And it manifests.  Embracing originality and making unique connections.  To light the way into the future.  Channel your passion and energy into creativity.  To create meaningful outcomes for the future.  Self Actualization.  To leave the world in a better place. Creativity…How does a person tap into those unknown origins?  Creativity exists in everyone.  Address it holistically. 5 principles- Imagination, innovations, esthetics, entrepreneurship, and manifestation.  Imagination - create and make new things about seeing the unseen, navigating the journey by invoking magic and delight. Turning your imagination into art.  Innovation - experimenting with technology.  Cross pollinate across multiple practices.  Esthetics - ability to blend art and science with excellence with your crafts.  Inspiration and culture.  Entrepreneur - ability to fearlessly lead to the invisible horizons to be productive and resilient.  Manifestation - breakthrough conventional values, manifest what’s in you and what’s around you and turn that into something creative.  Dream, Make, and Do.  Dream - Envisioning  Make - Using convergent thinking, and construct to bring to light  Do - Fine Tune, Bringing it to life.   Alans next guest is Danielle Cohn - Vice President of Start-Up Engagement and Head of Comcast NBC Universal.  Powered by TechStars.  What is Start-Up?  We sit within the strategic development team.  Early lens for future growth areas.  Bringing together leaders from across the company, work side by side strategically aligned global start ups.  To drive a startup mindset back into our already innovative teams, develop startup partnerships at the earliest stage to enhance customer and employee lives, make an impact in the startup communities.  Spot early disruptions, emerging technologies and platforms.  Alan says you're always looking for the next big thing.  In the world we are living in today, things are changing at such a rapid rate. Danielle says they are founder focus.  Content platforms are what they search for.   Talking to founders all around the world. Collaborate together.   How aspiring entrepreneurs can better refine their process?  Strong leaders who have a point of view, are transparent in their feedback, listen to themselves, they hire a diverse group of team members that bring varying ideas and expertise to the table. They focus on the most important outcomes that drive results.  Networking and communication.  Business development.  Comcast is an investment company.  Mentors that spend a lot of time with the companies to develop their businesses. What do large companies look for in startups?  Are at the forefront, are always looking for partnerships that are strategically aligned with our business goals and growth areas.  Media, entertainment, connectivity, sports, content platform.  Technology and innovations that can enhance our customers and employees.  Collaboration across  the world as teams.  [00:00:00] Philosophy 101 [00:05:59] Creativity without Frontiers [00:11:30] Dream, Make, Do [00:18:50] start-Up [00:27:18] Network and Communication [00:33:51] Lift.comcast.com

39 mins

Staying In The Moment with Mariel Hemingway and Customer Value with Allison Hartsoe

Alan welcomes actress, author, and producer Mariel Hemingway.  Mariel discusses her doctors.  Dr. Sun, Air, Water, Exercise, Nutrition, Earth, and Rest.  She explains finding your...

Alan welcomes actress, author, and producer Mariel Hemingway.  Mariel discusses her doctors.  Dr. Sun, Air, Water, Exercise, Nutrition, Earth, and Rest.  She explains finding your balance and slowing things down so you're able to stay in the moment is the key to discovering who you are.  Mariel believes everything you need to help you can be found in nature.  She reminds everyone that nobody knows you better than you do.  Listen to your inner voice.   Up next is Allison Hartsoe, Author of The Age of Customer Equity and CEO of Ambition Data.  Allison shares the framework needed to create Customer Lifetime Value.  To listen, learn, and lead.  She explains the necessity to create direct relationships with your customer.  It's a maturity curve.  To listen, learn, and lead your customer allows you to create "Customer Lifetime Value", and you can do this through data.  Allison say's companies who use data for the good, there's no reason for it not to thrive.   [00:00:00] Doctor's In The House [00:05:58] Sense of God [00:11:30] Balance [00:18:52] The Age of Customer Equity [00:27:41] Maturity Curve [00:33:52] Lifetime Value

39 mins

Evolution with Marcus Lemonis

Alan welcomes long time friend and entrepreneur, Marcus Lemonis - CEO of Camping World, Television Personality, and Philanthropist.  Marcus begins with evolution.  The twist and...

Alan welcomes long time friend and entrepreneur, Marcus Lemonis - CEO of Camping World, Television Personality, and Philanthropist.  Marcus begins with evolution.  The twist and turns through the journey of life.  From good to bad, we change.  We change our logic to our looks.  Without change and or if you don't acknowledge change, you end up on a dead end street.  Alan shares that the best website he has been on is MarcusLemonis.com.  A powerhouse of information, and the best part it is free.  Marcus believes education should be free.  Alan asks Marcus what he learned from this pandemic.  Marcus responds that he learned what he needed to shed himself of.  It also allowed him to see what kind of people he is working with and their level of commitment.  Marcus talks about being an agent of change.  To be able to be vulnerable and expose yourself.  Willing to take the beating, the criticism, while you hold onto your convictions.  Be open minded.  As information and technology is changing, you must ask yourself it there is a different way, a better way to do something.  Alan talks about the "trolls" of social media and their hatred.  He asks Marcus how he deals with them.  He says to be mindful of the message and or lesson you are trying to spread.  Stay professional and direct.  Take a breath, and think about how to answer.  Allow them to explain themselves.  Usually softness and professionalism deactivates the hate.  But if you made a mistake or said something you shouldn't have, own up to it.  Lastly Alan asks Marcus to share at few pillars of his success.  Marcus said he has quite a few,  but these 5 are his top.  1.  Reminding ourselves why people are at the center of our business.  Employee recognition.  Find people that will make our business better.  2.  Understanding your financial statements.  3.  Recognize what you're good at, but most importantly what you're not good at.  Own your deficiencies.  4.  Don't keep your family in the dark about your business.  No surprises. 5.  Recognize if you may be the problem.  Own up to it, and evolve. [00:00:00] Twists and Turns [00:06:17] Powerhouse  [00:11:30] Level of Commitment [00:18:51] Agent of Change [00:26:06] Stay Professional [00:33:53] Pillars of Success

39 mins

Undercover Billionaire with Glenn Stearns

Joining Alan on the “steppingstone of wisdom”, is Glenn Stearns, Entrepreneur, Mentor, Podcaster, Philanthropist, and star of “Undercover Billionaire”. Glenn shares his journey as to...

Joining Alan on the “steppingstone of wisdom”, is Glenn Stearns, Entrepreneur, Mentor, Podcaster, Philanthropist, and star of “Undercover Billionaire”. Glenn shares his journey as to how he got to be where he is today. Growing up with humble roots, he wanted more and so he and his friend packed it up and traveled to California. It was there he started his mortgage business. From a mortgage business to a Title Company, onto becoming the Lender.  Glenn shares that he failed and fell many of times before finding success. He had a pivoting point in 2007 when things came crashing down. However, he didn’t give up. He owed a lot of money to a lot of people. He decided to get on a plane and visit every single person he owed money to and said, “let’s fix this”, and he did. He became the largest Lender in America shortly after. As he is on top of the world, he finds out he had throat cancer. So, he took some time off to heal and be with his family. In 2014 he sold 70% of his company. In 2019 he came back and opened “Kind Lending”. Glenn then was challenged with an opportunity to show the world how to start a business from ground up with nothing but a cell phone and $100. He said, put me anywhere in the country with no money and no contacts and I can make it happen again. Undercover Billionaire was born. Glenn shares that he felt for a moment that he was going to be a colossal failure in front of the world as he did the show. But the show turned out to be a smashing hit. Every time he got into a deep hole; he gets himself out because he doesn’t give up. The show became an inspiration to many and the outpour he received from around the world made it worthwhile.  Alan talks about his struggle as an entrepreneur, and the failure he faced. It took him to realize that to win you must lose, sometimes lose it all. Advice from Glenn. It’s a crazy time. In business you're always going to find that it doesn't always go the way you plan it. The world may be against you, from weather to industry changes, even political. Be prepared for change. Reality is that while we are trying to create ourselves, we need to be authentic. Surround yourself with the right people. Having the authentic ability to connect to your people. Having integrity and doing it right. From Karma to planting seeds. Whether good or bad, eventually you will find out what you planted. Work hard and be authentic. [00:00:00] The Gardener [00:06:27] Cycles [00:11:30] Pivoting Point [00:18:51] The Underdog [00:26:36] Colossal Failure [00:33:53] Be Authentic

39 mins

Investing in People with Sam Malouf and Being Different is Good with Austin McGhie

Joining Alan today is his new friend, Sam Malouf -  Co-Founder of Malouf Co. and The Malouf Foundation.  Sam shares that the real engine of...

Joining Alan today is his new friend, Sam Malouf -  Co-Founder of Malouf Co. and The Malouf Foundation.  Sam shares that the real engine of his company is the people.  You can't do it all nor do you know it all.  Getting the right people to work for you and with you makes a big difference in the success of your company.  His mantra is, "We Invest in People".  Sam and his wife then moved onto create the Malouf Foundation - a public charity that helps create awareness in Human Sex Trafficking.  They focus specifically on kids.  They work with the healing process of the survivors as well as the justice side of things.  Alan asks Sam, "What valuable lessons have your learned as an Entrepreneur?  Sam replies, besides investing in people, encouraging their ideas, passion, criticism, and creativity is the essence.  Trusting and empowering people along with hard work and never giving up. Up next is Austin McGhie - Author of Find Your Difference, Challenging Conformity in Business and in Life.  Austin says there isn't a lot of science behind marketing.  There's lot of tracking and measuring, just not a lot of science beneath it.  Alan asks what it is that he teaches in his books?  Austin says, business at the end of the day is marketing.  Marketing is about positioning, and positioning is about difference.  Brands and businesses are built through differences.  What is the "secret sauce" in marketing? You want facts and figures.  You build your mountain of information.  Then make that intuitive leap off. But the real secret is imagination.  Austin shares why his book is split into three sections.  The first section explains how important difference is.  The second is a question, Why are you so afraid of difference? And lastly, How do you go about being different in marketing and in business.  Alan asks why the word "Life" is on his book dealing with business.  Austin explains that there is a lot to be done to encourage people who are different to be different.  To celebrate difference and not to conform, to embrace things in life that are different. [00:00:00] It Started with Bed Sheets [00:05:22] Human Sex Trafficking Awareness [00:11:30] Hard Work and Don't Give UP [00:18:21] Find Your Difference [00:25:34] 3 Parts [00:33:23] Celebrate Differences

39 mins

The Venture Fuel Summit

Welcome back Entrepreneurs!  This show we have a special guest interviewer,  Jennifer Gottlieb, who will be taking the place of  Alan Taylor as he is...

Welcome back Entrepreneurs!  This show we have a special guest interviewer,  Jennifer Gottlieb, who will be taking the place of  Alan Taylor as he is at the Barrett-Jackson Car Show in Houston, Texas.  Jennifer is at the Venture Fuel Summit in Utah, taking interviews with successful entrepreneurs asking them, "What is your advice for new upcoming entrepreneurs?" First up is Founder and CEO of GrowRev, Rohan Sheth, Facebook’s ad paid media master. GrowRev is a digital advertising and marketing agency.  He shares that making a difference in the masses is what drove him to create his agency.  First agency to be multi-platform.  Rohan's advice to entrepreneurs is to know what business you want to build and go and learn from someone in that industry who is willing to teach you. Next is Ty Brown, CEO and Founder of ZAF.  ZAF- Zero Attorney Fees. An innovative approach to legal help.  They specialize in accident victims and is a non-lawyer ownership.  Jennifer asks Ty how he overcame bad ideas and failures.  He said he had to become fearless and believed in what he was trying to achieve.  A relentless belief that it’s better.  Advice for an entrepreneur who has doubt?  Get out there and talk to people and surround yourself with people who get it and support you. Founder and CEO of Pickle,  Birch Eve is up next.   PICKLE is a conversation intelligence meets productivity intelligence.   A new style of smart note taking.  It will take notes and remind you about tasks that need to be done during zoom calls etc.  Advice to entrepreneurs?  Make sure your significant other is on board and to find a solid co-founder. Founder and CEO of Tamarack Capital, Keaton Hatch is next on the hot seat.  Jennifer ask's, How did the Venture Fuel Summit get started.  Keaton says it started off as an annual Summit for their portfolio companies.  It became so popular that they opened it to the public.  What is Tamarack?  Started investing in businesses and or ideas.  A growth equity investment firm or Investment management. They have an incubator program for younger companies and they help them grow capital.  What do you look for in a company to invest in?  It’s based on the individual.   Individuals that are excited about their idea, passion, and value. Secondly, the scalability of a company that can grow grabs their interest.  Entrepreneur Advice?  Before you go and raise capital, make sure you love what you are doing. Next is Founder and CEO of R Investments, Travis Steffens.  A vertically integrated real estate investment company.  They focus on multi-family housing and hotels.  For Travis, it's an avenue to people.  They purchase and renovate places in the “forgotten neighborhoods”.  They hire homeless individuals.  Take them off the street, give them full medical, dental, vision, to a bank account.  They help get them the bare necessities and housing and leave the past behind.  Advice?  Have a heart for people. Lastly we have Chief Technology Officer @ ClientTether, Kevin Hall. ClientTether is a CRM (Customer Relationship Management) for franchised home services.  It solves issues for the franchise world.  Persistence is key to sales and success.  Entrepreneur advice?  You can’t wear all the hats.  You need to have either extra help or invest into a CRM ’that will be able to handle leads, set appointments like a virtual secretary. [00:00:00] GrowRev [00:05:37] ZAF [00:11:30] PICKLE [00:18:21] Tamarack Capital [00:29:16] R Investments [00:33:23] ClientTether

39 mins

Turn A Crisis Into An Opportunity with James Burton and Preparation Meets Opportunity with Jennifer Gottlieb

Alan welcomes James Burton, Chief Growth Officer at Personal Capital.  Turning a crisis into an opportunity is the question of the hour.  Alan asks James...

Alan welcomes James Burton, Chief Growth Officer at Personal Capital.  Turning a crisis into an opportunity is the question of the hour.  Alan asks James how do you define a crisis?  James says it's a time of great potential change, coming out of a situation of stress or problems.  James has spent about 30 years in the industry like Schwab and Fidelity.  He loves working close to consumers.  To help them achieve their dreams.  Alan says he doesn’t want to live in fear or mistrust and wants to move forward, so he asks James how do you turn a crisis into an opportunity.   James says to look at your company and determine if the crisis is occurring directly to you or maybe it’s an opportunity you see through the crisis of your environment.  But to figure out what it really means to you as an individual and or a leader.  How to use crises to build value for your clients or company and to grow your career.  Alan says personal growth is business growth.  He then quotes Winston Churchill, “Never let an opportunity go to waste.”   James tells a story in hopes to help ease Alan's mind about who or how to trust when it comes to his net worth.  He goes on to say that the new technology in Personal Capital, lets you see all of your finances and or net worth in one place, also known as your financial dashboard.  Alan wants to know what he did to have a great financial year in 2020 as well as how can you continue to pull me out of the mistrust in the Wealth Management industry?  James talks about how you can set yourself up in your financial life by creating your financial dashboard.  From there the Wealth Management industry comes in and helps you make a plan and get you invested.  Where do I start?  If you have time, open the dashboard, put your accounts in there or call us and we will help you figure that out.   What are you trying to achieve, what are goals, what are you saving for?  That's the conversation you want to have when you want to invest your money.  Up next the the Entrepreneur world is Jennifer Gottlieb, Co-Founder at Super Connector Media.  SCM is a PR and Marketing agency and an educational company.  They represent authors, speakers, to founders of fortune 500 companies.  The educational part is where we teach entrepreneurs, or business owners, anybody with a service, product, or story, how to be visible.  So they can be recognized as experts in their  space.  From challenges to boot camps.  Mindset work! Jennifer tells her story about how she got to where she is at.  Media is her key component.  Alan says the rock bottom moment is actually rebirth or born again moment is such an important place for people.  Jennifer shares a bit of how they help build entrepreneurs.  The Creation Process.  It has 5 steps.  If you can see it, believe it, speak it, receive it, and repeat it.  The last and hidden step is, then to DO IT!  One of Jennifer's favorite quotes is, “Luck is what happens when preparation meets the moment of opportunity”.  Last but not least, the next step is the,  "Confidence Continuum". It is a tool to make you confident.  The 5 C’s.  Clarity, commitment, connection, creation, and celebration.  Need more info or clarity you can visit Super Connector Media.com. . [00:00:00] Personal Growth is Business Growth [00:05:27] Financial Dashboard [00:11:30] Wealth Management Industry [00:18:20] Boot Camp! [00:27:01] Creation Process [00:33:22] Confidence Continuum

39 mins

What Does It Really Mean To Live? with Lindsay Teague Moreno and Human & Technology Evolution with Kerry Goyette and Bryce Murray PhD

Listen up Entrepreneurs!  Alan welcomes Lindsay Teague Moreno - Author of WAKE UP! The Powerful Guide to Changing Your Mind About What It Means to...

Listen up Entrepreneurs!  Alan welcomes Lindsay Teague Moreno - Author of WAKE UP! The Powerful Guide to Changing Your Mind About What It Means to Really Live.” (link below) She is also the author of Boss Up! It’s about the idea that there is a replicable set of things that people can do that work across any kind of business.  What do I need to do to start up a successful business? How and where do I even start?  Boss Up!  Will walk you through what you need to do to get your business or idea that has been in your heart come to life.  Alan and Lindsay talk about her next book, Wake Up! It’s about Lindsay’s journey to success.  She discusses the important questions like, am I being fulfilled by this?  Is this working for me?  Reaching that good life with the 6 cornerstones of life business, work, financial, health, personal, and spiritual.   What does it mean to really live?   Alan shares a story with Lindsay in hopes she can share her great wisdom.  Accepting your challenges and knowing it’s supposed to be difficult.  Lindsay says tragedy triggers the thought that there must be more in life.  Finding the catalyst and breaking your life down into what has value.  To connect them to 6 cornerstones to a happier life.  We all have in us the capability of being happy and successful in life.  Wake Up 100! Alan wants the tidbits from Lindsay.  100-day challenge, pick 1 of the 6 cornerstones and do it for 100 days to make it a habit. Go at it hard!  And then you will be able to decide if you are being fulfilled, happy, does this work for me?  Am I better or worse?  This is where you will be able to tweak it to make it work for you.  Next Alan welcomes Kerry Goyette and Bryce Murray PhD - Kerry is a Behavioral Scientist & the Founder of Aperio Consulting Group. Bryce is the Director of Technology and Data Science at Aperio Consulting Group. Alan opens about his thoughts on A.I. Should I fear it asks Alan?  Kerry says yes, but don't avoid it.  A.I. is emerging and here to stay.  To have humans and technology evolve together to work for a better future.  Bryce talks about the explain-ability path. Understanding computational intelligence in 3 different areas.  Alan says at the end of the day, he has to do some self-analysis.  What psychometrics can I use to determine how successful an entrepreneur can be?  Ambition, drive, and perseverance.  Resilience to work through failures.  Some have derailing tendencies, or sabotage, unintentionally setting themselves up to fail. Successful entrepreneurs who have efficient tendencies, create their own community with advisors and mentors to protect them from failure.  Bryce say’s don’t be afraid of A.I., make the data work for you. . [00:00:00] Boss Up! [00:05:38] Wake Up! [00:11:29] 6 Cornerstones [00:18:19] 100-Day Challenge [00:23:47] To Be, or Not To Be, Afraid? [00:33:20] Make It Work For You   WAKE UP! The Powerful Guide to Changing Your Mind About What It Means to Really Live.” - Lindsay Teague Moreno

39 mins

The Next Frontier for Entrepreneurs with Dr. Sanjeev Khagram and Unlocking Your Potential with Dr. Robert Flower

Alan welcomes Dr. Sanjeev Khagram - Dean and director general of Thunderbird School of Global Management, ASU Foundation Professor of Global Leadership, and a member...

Alan welcomes Dr. Sanjeev Khagram - Dean and director general of Thunderbird School of Global Management, ASU Foundation Professor of Global Leadership, and a member of ASU's Global Institute of Sustainability's board of directors.  Khagram discuss the need for a master’s Program in Space Policy. 12 key technologies that are changing this world A.I., MACHINE LEARNING, AR VR XR, BLOCKCHAIN, QUANTUM COMPUTING, and SPACE TECHNOLOGY to name a few. He says there is a huge demand for Global leaders, managers, professionals in the state factor.  Alan asks what some of the issues are and or opportunities facing entrepreneurs when it comes to outer space.  Geopolitical and environmental challenges are but a few issues, transforming our planet socially, economically, and environmentally is where the opportunity lies for one to be a part of that.  They discuss Spaceforce and its benefits such as peace and cooperation and to have collaboration from people all over the world.  Alan say’s our minds have untapped potential. Who is this program for?  Entrepreneurs who want to create the startup of the future, engineers, those in government, aerospace engineers, military, veterans, and officers to name a few.  Space is important for entrepreneurs and businesses. Masters in Global Creative Industry is next, and they are hoping to reach 100 million learners.   Alan welcomes his next guest, Dr. Robert Flower - Author and leading authority on potential & achievement.  What is your potential?  They have discovered the potential molecule.  A process within the human psyche that identifies the way we think...not what we think.  Dr. Flower discovered we all have this potential molecule.  Intelligence is a free spirit energy.  Once you learn it’s principles, you’ll become smarter.  People don’t understand thinking and or intelligence because we think in chaos instead of structured thinking.  Cognitive engineering is the assessment that measures various factors to show people the proper or best pathway to pursue their thinking, and most importantly it gives you a sense of purpose.  Mission things that you should be doing in your daily life to keep you on track.  Motto:  Potential is the essence of humanity.  The love of money doesn’t help develop. mind and emotions and spirit.  What is your Why? Dr. Robert Flower discusses the Higher level of potential or achievement.  What’s stopping you?  Dr. Flower says because of 4 Significant restrictors; 85% fear, 65% ego, 60% ignorance, and deception (self). [00:00:00] The Need for Global Leaders [00:05:04] Spaceforce [00:11:31] Who Is The Program For? [00:18:21] Potential Molecule [00:25:50] Assessment [00:33:22] 4 Restrictors

39 mins

Working Parents Finding Balance with Daisy Dowling and Growth through Strategizing with Ryll Burgin-Doyle

Joining Alan today is Daisy Dowling - Author of the book WORKPARENT:  The Complete Guide to Succeeding on the Job, Staying True to Yourself, and...

Joining Alan today is Daisy Dowling - Author of the book WORKPARENT:  The Complete Guide to Succeeding on the Job, Staying True to Yourself, and Raising Happy Kids.  Daisy is also the founder and CEO of Workparent, an executive coaching and training firm dedicated to helping working parents lead more successful and satisfying lives.  She shares with us about why she wrote the book and that's because she couldn't find one on how to be a working successful parent.  Daisy goes on to stress how daunting it is to be a new parent and working while maintaining balance between the two.  She said her favorite chapter in her book is the one on how we need to manage our emotions and to not feel guilty for working instead of staying home with your children.  Daisy says that there are a lot of parents who have problems with switching between work mode and being a parent especially if you work remote from home.  Creating a structured schedule to help you close shop and turn on parent mode. Alan welcomes Ryll Burgin-Doyle - Author, keynote speaker, entrepreneur and creator of her own non-profit, stepUP Foundation.  Ryll shares about growing up with a successful entrepreneur, her mother, and what it was like to run a business.  She later found that her passion is to help companies grow .  Her diverse background of helping companies grow into multi million dollar business are known all across Australia.  Ryll says that business owners need to be more strategic.  To work backwards from the future you are creating versus working forward from your current constraints and circumstances.  She goes on to say how all companies should be embracing technology to promote their business.  Even if it's just facebook, it's still a platform to get attention. [00:00:00] Successful and Satisfying [00:05:32] Finding the Balance [00:11:30] Structured Schedule [00:18:20] Passion  [00:25:38] More Strategic [00:33:21] Embrace Technology

39 mins

Learn to Negotiate with David Radlo and It's Never to Late to Change Directions with Gary W. Goldstein

Joining Alan this week is David Radlo - Author and business leadership & growth expert for RB Markets-Achieve most. David talks about his book: Principles...

Joining Alan this week is David Radlo - Author and business leadership & growth expert for RB Markets-Achieve most. David talks about his book: Principles of Cartel Disruption: Accelerate and Maximize Performance. He talks about how his book is a guide for entrepreneurs on how to negotiate deals. He talks about what it was like negotiating agreements with Fidel Castro. David goes on to talk about how he started doing business with Castro and how it led to them having a friendly working relationship. He talks about working with charity organizations in Cuba and how great it was that he was able to help a lot of people because he was allowed to by Castro because of them working together. David talks about how if a leader starts to give back to those in need that other people will also. He talks about how good it feels to help others and how it can be contagious. David says that he has a formula for business, that the more growth you have the more you must give back to others. David says that if you cannot give back with money than give back by donating your time and help others.  Up next with Alan is Gary W. Goldstein - Film producer, author, and entrepreneur. The talk about Gary’s book, Conquering Hollywood: The Screenwriter’s Blueprint for Career Success and how it can help you write and produce a movie. Gary talks about we are always in a perpetual growth cycle and it’s never too late to change the direction your life is heading. Gary talks about going from being a defense attorney to the Producer of the movie Pretty Woman. He talks about not knowing anyone when he first got to LA and every person, he met he treated them as a 5 minute mentor and afterwards decided if what they wanted to teach him was going to help him on his path or not. He talked about making his first connections by meeting people while playing tennis and talking with people.  Gary closes the show as he talks about how when you are starting out that you have to approach people while being open and humble and asking them for advice. Gary talks about how relationships are everything when it comes to business as well as how to treat everyone with respect and you will encounter so many unexpected people that will help you and rally to your cause. [00:00:00] Fidel Castro [00:05:58] Working with Castro [00:11:30] Leader Gives Back [00:18:21] Hollywood  [00:26:29] Pretty Woman [00:33:22] Respect the Unexpected

39 mins

What Now! with Scott Duffy and Plan, Build and Maintain with Kevin Oakes

Joining Alan this week is Scott Duffy - Best Selling Author of Breakthrough. How to Harness the Aha! Moments That Spark Success.  They duo discuss...

Joining Alan this week is Scott Duffy - Best Selling Author of Breakthrough. How to Harness the Aha! Moments That Spark Success.  They duo discuss the confusion business owners are having with the new guidelines regarding the use of masks.  At the end of the day, they just want to comply.  Scott talks about the event he is having at the Sundance Resort in Utah.  It's called the Breakthrough Mastermind and you can find more information about the event by going onto Scottduffy.com.  Scott and Alan discuss Scott's podcast called What Now?  They discuss how entrepreneurs need to have a beginners mind in order to not fall into the old ways of fixing things.  Your mind has to grow along side of your business.  Next up to join Alan is Kevin Oakes - Author of Culture Renovation, CEO & co-founder of i4cp.  They talk about how all businesses are having to adapt to the current situation and how hard it is to keep employees.  Kevin discusses how he gives ways to renovate your company instead of transforming it.  Transforming is a complete change and often drastic and isn't needed.  He says there are 3 phases to renovate your company, plan, build, and maintain.  Alan and Kevin talk about finding change agents that work for you and make sure that it is going in the right direction that you want them to.  Finding those agents and removing what's blocking growth in your business is a must.   [00:00:00] Restrictions [00:05:41] What Now? [00:11:32] Beginners Mind [00:18:22] Adapt and Change [00:25:20] Renovate [00:33:24] Change Agents

39 mins

WHOOP! There It Is with Will Ahmed & Mindset and Mediation with David Meltzer

This week Alan welcomes Will Ahmed - Founder & CEO of WHOOP.  It is a high performance wearable device that measures everything about your body...

This week Alan welcomes Will Ahmed - Founder & CEO of WHOOP.  It is a high performance wearable device that measures everything about your body and acts as a 24/7 life coach.  It tells you what good and bad behaviors you have.  Will shares how he came about this idea and did a lot of physiological research to find out exactly how to measure and predict what amounts of exercise, sleep and recovery people need.  He say's he made this technology by scratch and offers a free wristband with their subscription. Sports 1 Marketing and Founder & CEO, /David Meltzer, explains why now is the time to focus on stability and the opportunities available to us in a faltering market. Take inventory in yourself, your stock, and your company and get in the right mindset through meditation. Also, find out why ‘toughness and telephone’ is one of David’s new mantras. [00:00:00] 24/7 Wearable Life Coach [00:05:50] Not Overdoing It [00:11:30] Whoop Band for Free [00:18:20] Grasping Stability and Opportunity [00:26:22] Take Inventory Through Meditation [00:33:21] Toughness and Telephone

39 mins

Basement Beginnings with Mike McDerment and Turnkey Promoting with Ryan Alarid

Mike McDerment - FreshBooks Founder, shares what sparked his business and how returning home to work from his parents basement is where the magic began. ...

Mike McDerment - FreshBooks Founder, shares what sparked his business and how returning home to work from his parents basement is where the magic began.  Mike goes on to say that building your team and having them share your values is really important as well as staying focus on your business so it doesn't go the wrong direction. Ryan Alard - VP of Marketing for Digistore24, talks about how he provides a turnkey online store for companies and takes all the processing and promoting off the entrepreneur's hands.  His company will find the people who want to sell your product.  Ryan goes on to say that you can make money by promoting products on your social media.  He closes the show with his advice that he tells all of his employees, to be the CEO of their position and to make it their job to be the best that they can be at it. [00:00:00] I'm Home! [00:05:49] Accounting 101 [00:11:31] Values and Alignment [00:18:22] Turnkey Promoting [00:26:06] Social Media Promoting [00:33:24] Own It!

39 mins

Elevate and Repurpose Yourself with Keri Ford

Keri Ford - CEO of Elevate with Keri & Holistic Life Coach joins Alan today as they discuss the journey of healing oneself.  Alan talks...

Keri Ford - CEO of Elevate with Keri & Holistic Life Coach joins Alan today as they discuss the journey of healing oneself.  Alan talks about how he is taking care of business but no his body.  They discuss his keto diet, and Alan shares how he is constantly counting carbs and is afraid of eating things now.  This is a no no, says Keri, this will make you want to eat everything if you put yourself in a counting craze.  Keri believes a lot of our bad food habits could have come from being told negative things when we were younger.  She shares that we should use our intuition to eat, that we should listen to our bodies more.  Achieving the cookie confidence, which means, if you are craving a cookie and that is truly what your body is telling you, then have a cookie.  Food currency can be either positive or negative.  Alan shares that he got a somatic healing and was told he carries a lot of negative energy.  Keri shares how carrying around past wants or traumas can lead one to eating disorders.  She says we need to live on purpose with purpose.  Realigning and developing a healthy regiment is needed to make yourself a priority. [00:00:00] Business Good, Body Bad [00:05:25] Counting Carbs [00:11:31] Sticks and Stones [00:18:22] Follow Your Intuition [00:25:43] Negative Energy [00:33:23] I Am Priority

39 mins

Mom Power with Joann Lublin and Know Your Worth with Kristin Lee

Joann Lublin - Longtime Wall Street Journal career columnist and author of Power Moms joins Alan as they discuss the journey women have taken to...

Joann Lublin - Longtime Wall Street Journal career columnist and author of Power Moms joins Alan as they discuss the journey women have taken to become successful business women.  Joann talks about her book and how she interviewed women who are in places of power and are mothers.  From mothers to entrepreneurs, women are making a rise in the business world.  Kristin lee - Entertainment Business Manger and Founder of KLBM, talks about how she has clients from all over the world and she helps them navigate different policies and restriction that they aren't familiar with.  She shares how robotic men are when it comes to running a business in comparison to women who are more caring and nurturing.  Alan shares how there is a huge rise in women in businesses.  Kristin closes the show by saying, know your worth and to make sure you set boundaries, know when to say no. [00:00:00] Places of Power and a Mother [00:06:33] Working Moms to Entrepreneurs [00:11:31] Family Oriented [00:18:22] Rise UP! [00:25:23] Robotics [00:33:22] Know Your Worth

39 mins

"It's in Black and White!" with Brian Calle

Brian Calle - CEO and Publisher of L.A. Weekly the Village Voice, Irvine Weekly and the Bay Area Marina Times, joins Alan as they talk...

Brian Calle - CEO and Publisher of L.A. Weekly the Village Voice, Irvine Weekly and the Bay Area Marina Times, joins Alan as they talk about how over 200 newspaper companies have shut down in 2020 as they try to figure out how to pivot from having print only, while magazines like Entrepreneur is still one of the few still in physical print and thriving.  They continue onto discuss how different media groups report different facts and opinions on the same story.  Brian says, reporter are giving feeds based off of what they are hearing instead of real investigating.  He continues to say how media companies need to have a more integrated approach to their business with a combination of print and online.  With that said, Brian says having a good search engine helps optimize your brand and that there is a true science behind marketing in todays digital world.  He also goes onto share about teaching classes and bringing in guest speakers who have succeeded at building a company.  Brian says he learns from his students as well.  The duo end todays show as the ponder on what is considered normal these days, and how it is constantly changing and evolving. [00:00:00] Newspaperless [00:05:47] Entrepreneur Magazine Still Physical [00:11:30] Different Facts From Different Media [00:18:20] Would You Like to Make it a Combo? [00:27:12] Sensei learns from Grasshopper [00:33:22] What is the Norm?

39 mins

Gratitude Goes Along Way with Ruth King, as Chris Guerriero Overcomes Obstacles

In this weeks Entrepreneur, Alan is joined by Ruth King – President of Business Ventures Corp. and author of Profit or Wealth.  They talk about...

In this weeks Entrepreneur, Alan is joined by Ruth King – President of Business Ventures Corp. and author of Profit or Wealth.  They talk about ways to show your clients and customers a bit of gratitude and appreciation.  From a little handwritten card to say hello or to ask how they are doing to a coupon for a free entrée on their next return if they come on their birthday or bring a friend.  Ruth says its important to be passionate about your job for it makes a difference. Chris Guerriero chimes in as we come into our next hour.  He is the Business Advisor, Speaker and Founder of Club 28.  Chris believes having a healthy regiment is essential to getting your day going and to be productive.  With all the distractions around us, we need to just turn it off.  From a personal trainer to a trainer of entire teams, Chris has helped many overcome their obstacles and shares how he constantly checks in on his team to see how they are doing.  Chris closes the show with Alan as he shares how comfortable methods bring uncomfortable result and uncomfortable methods bring comfortable results.  [00:00:00] Valentines Weekend [00:05:52] Customer Appreciation [00:11:30] Passionate About Your Job [00:18:21] Healthy Regiments [00:26:02] Overcoming Obstacles [00:33:22] Valuable Lessons

39 mins

Storytelling 101 with Kristina McCoobery

Once upon a time... in a land far way, the prince slayed dragon the end!  If life were only that simple and straight to a...

Once upon a time... in a land far way, the prince slayed dragon the end!  If life were only that simple and straight to a successful end.  Into today's chapter of Entrepreneur, Alan is visited by Kristina McCoobery, Co-Founder and COO of INVNT, and Co-Author of, Challenge Everything:  The Battle Cry That Blew Sh*t Up and INVNTd  Live Brand Storytelling.  Kristina shares how she chose to start her business at a risky time during recession, but had faith that it could only go up from there.  She goes onto express how one needs to challenge themselves. To not underestimated how people in your life want to help you achieve success.  You don't need to do everything yourself.  And don't get discouraged, it's ok to mess up, you grow from it.  Kristina and Alan wrap things up with their thoughts on how important mentors are and how hard it is to find good ones.  How starting one's business is like stepping into really large pair of shoes, to which you will grow into one day. [00:00:00] Blowing Sh*t Up with Kristina McCoobery [00:05:27] I Challenge You [00:11:30] Let Me Tell You A Story [00:18:20] Help Wanted! [00:25:48] Mentor Needed! [00:33:22] Oh, My! What Big Feet You Have!

39 mins

Finding the Frequency and Dialing In On Our Consumers with David Meltzer and Steve Koenig

 David Meltzer - Co-Founder of Sports 1 Marketing, Author, Speaker and Entrepreneur joins Alan as they talk about how they are usually together right now...

 David Meltzer - Co-Founder of Sports 1 Marketing, Author, Speaker and Entrepreneur joins Alan as they talk about how they are usually together right now in Las Vegas for CES. David says his show Elevator Pitch, which is going on it's 6th Season, can teach you the critical skill of how to properly pitch something.  He says we all need to figure out what our frequency is for people who like our business or product and then to zero in on it. Consistency is one of the most important things in business and happiness. Alan continues his day with Steve Koenig - VP of research at the Consumer Technology Association (CES). Steve talks about how CES had to pivot and do a digital show this year and partnering with Microsoft to make the event happen. They talk about how important technology is for businesses now, to promote and to introduce new products.  You can’t expect the customer to come to you, that you need to go to them and engage them where they are, Steve chimes that CES is a great place to get caught up on all of the latest technology trends that can help grow your business.  5G soon to be in your neck of the woods and how CES is a great way for new businesses to get noticed. [00:00:00] Elevator Pitch, with David Meltzer [00:05:44] Finding the Right Frequency [00:11:30] Happiness is Being Consistent [00:18:20] Going Digital with Microsoft says Steve Koenig [00:25:48] Engage, Don't Expect! [00:33:22] Move Over, Here Comes 5G

39 mins

Working Remote; The New Hybrid of Working with Cynthia Spraggs and Shelley Brander

Alan is visited by Cynthia Spraggs - The CEO and Founder of Virtira.  Cynthia talks about how early on she knew that she didn’t want...

Alan is visited by Cynthia Spraggs - The CEO and Founder of Virtira.  Cynthia talks about how early on she knew that she didn’t want to work a regular job. She says that in order to be able to work effectively virtually you really have to be able to communicate well.  Some companies are doing a hybrid of working from home and the office. There are a lot of offices recently available because of companies working remotely. She says that if you are working from home you have to figure out how to limit your bandwidth to deal with the influx of internet usage. Alan says don't overload yourself either or you will crash just like a modem  They talk about how servicing equipment at people’s home offices is a booming business right now.  Alan speaks with Shelley Brander - Founder and CEO of Loops Productions. Shelley talks about her new book, Move the Needle: Yarns from an Unlikely Entrepreneur. She says you need to make your hobby your jobby. She opened a yarn store despite everyone telling her she was crazy, but she pushed ahead and succeeded. Putting a price tag on creativity is hard. Alan says that being creative is a currency. Shelley  believes everyone needs a mentor to help guide them, especially when first starting out. She also says that you should hire help as soon as you can, because it is like putting gas on a fire and just makes your business expand all the faster.  [00:00:00] No Regular Job with Cynthia Spraggs [00:06:02] Hybrid Working [00:11:30] System Overload [00:18:21] Hobby Jobby with Shelley Brander [00:27:58] Creativity Empowers [00:33:25] Having a Mentor and Help Adds Fuel

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Taking Care of Yourself in Business and in Health with Aaron Hageman and Drew Manning

Alan is joined by Aaron Hageman - CEO of Delivery Drivers, Inc. DDI is a third-party HR firm specializing in the last-mile and gig-economy. Everything...

Alan is joined by Aaron Hageman - CEO of Delivery Drivers, Inc. DDI is a third-party HR firm specializing in the last-mile and gig-economy. Everything from food and groceries, to auto parts and medical-courier products. Aaron says that they are in a great spot in the market to help support companies as they need to pivot. He goes on to talk about working remotely and how having faith in his team works.  Aaron shares his thoughts about how entrepreneurs are very rare and only a small percentage really succeed with their business. It's like being in a Marathon and in order for your business to succeed you have to make sure you take care of yourself. Never stop learning. You can go far alone but you can go farther together. Alan closed out with Drew Manning - NY Times best selling author of Fit2fat2fit.  Drew talks about his journey of going from 181 pounds, 8% body fat to 244 pounds, 26.2% body fat over the course of 4 months. This is not the first time that he has gained a lot of weight and then lost it. Alan is joining Drew on his weight loss journey and committing to lose weight also. Drew talks about how junk food doesn’t just make you gain weight but it affects your mood and your whole life.  He shares that his  journey begins with a cold shower and making his bed mentally sets his day up for a win and that if you can be mentally disciplined in these 2 things then it carries over into you preparing healthy meals, eating right and exercising. Keto diet is what he follows.  Being overweight puts him apart from other personal trainers who are in amazing shape and have been their whole life. He understands how hard it is to give up bad food habits.   [00:00:00] Delivery Drivers Inc. with Aaron Hageman [00:06:06] Providing the Necessities for Success [00:11:30] Marathon of Entrepreneurs [00:18:20] Ups and Downs with Drew Manning [00:26:55] Preparing for the Day in 2 Steps [00:33:22] Two Types of Trainers

39 mins

Instructions on How to Survive and Set Goals with Christian Schauf and Kevin Shulman

Alan is accompanied by Christian Schauf - Founder and CEO of Uncharted Supply Co - and they talk about how 17% of all small businesses...

Alan is accompanied by Christian Schauf - Founder and CEO of Uncharted Supply Co - and they talk about how 17% of all small businesses in America are closed for good, because of the pandemic. Alan is seeing survival prepping meals at multiple stores right now, because people want to be prepared for a worse case scenario. Christian goes onto talk about how when he moved from Wisconsin to California he noticed that whole towns would shut down for 2 inches of snow and it made him think about what would happen during an actual emergency situation. Christian then started his company so that others would always have the supplies they need and be prepared incase of emergencies. Christian talks about how 90% of the time a crisis is resolved in 72 hours, so he resolved to make a kit to get you through that amount of time with detailed instructions on what to do. They talk about how everyone needs to have an emergency plan in place, like the 72 hour survival kit. We can’t wait until something happens and then try and get supplies. They talk about how being an entrepreneur is liking trying to survive and not knowing if you are going to be ok or not. Entrepreneurs need to always be looking ahead and be prepared for emergencies. Alan continues his day with Kevin Shulman - A Certified Sandler trainer and author of Goal Setting Book Camp - They talk about how it is the height of goal setting season right now because this is the time of the year where we reflect on the year that is ending, what we have and have not accomplished, and we start to think about what we would like to do next year. Kevin talks about seeing restaurants, almost overnight, shift from being dining only to take out only. This immediate shift is what saved companies and the ones who didn’t went under. Alan talks about having a gym and since he can’t have it open, he is going to build some apartments out of it. Kevin says that you have to be willing to pivot with your business or else you will get stuck. Alan says that sometimes you have to stop keeping score, but Kevin says that it’s not worth playing if you aren’t keeping score. Kevin talks about how every person in a company knows exactly where they stand and who is doing better than them.  Kevin believes that goal setting is serious business, it’s not something to do casually. Most people spend more time planning a two week vacation than they do the rest of their lives. When you don’t spend a lot of time planning out a goal, it usually doesn’t get accomplished. Goals should be written down. Nothing feels better when you write down some goals and then achieve them. [00:00:00] Survival Meals with Alan and Christian Schauf  [00:05:49] 72 Hours in Crisis [00:11:30] Survival Kits with Instructions [00:18:21] Goal Setting 101 with Kevin Shulman [00:26:35] Knowing Where You Stand [00:33:23] Accomplish and Achieve Feels Good

39 mins

Linkedln a Great Source and Bee Konnected with Monica Lewis and Scott Schilling

Monica Lewis - Director of Product Management at LinkedIn joins Alan as they talk about the very high unemployment rates around the world right now...

Monica Lewis - Director of Product Management at LinkedIn joins Alan as they talk about the very high unemployment rates around the world right now because of coronavirus. LinkedIn did a survey and 84% of those surveyed said that they feel there is stigma around being unemployed and ⅔ of them think that stigma is impacting them getting hired to a new job. They talk about how LinkedIn is a great source for finding mentors who can help you find the job you are looking for or help you overcome some problem you are having with your company. Monica explains how Linkedln has a tool that can help you figure out the steps in getting the job or career that you are looking for. If you are wanting to hire people, you can signal on your LinkedIn profile that you are searching for new employees.  Monica says how great it is that LinkedIn is a social networking site that is able to focus on businesses, being professional and being a safe community. They have seen a huge increase in traffic on their site, due to the pandemic.  Alan dives right in with Scott Schilling - Executive Vice President of Strategic Partnerships for Bee Konnected. They talk about how Scott’s company, Bee Konnected, is all about making connections and new opportunities. They talk about how Scott’s site uses algorithms, like on dating sites, to match you up with people who can help you the most. Scott talks about how they are hearing a lot of great success stories right now, because more and more people are working remotely and using the site to connect with other people and to learn from them.  They discuss various training programs on the site that can train you for a new career or retrain you in how to excel at your current job. They talk about a great webinar service that they offer through the site for a small subscription fee. They talk about how the pandemic has affected nonprofit organizations. Scott talks about how fear is something that has to be manufactured. In order to get into fear, you have to get out of your present, and get into an imagined future. He says that faith is the reverse of fear. You have to have faith in a better future. Scott says that we need to be physically distant from others right now but not socially distant.  [00:00:00] Unemployment Stigma with Monica Lewis [00:06:18] Linkedin a Great Source for Help [00:11:30] Linkedin Professional and Safe [00:18:20] Scott Shilling Making Konnections [00:25:57] Retrain to Excel [00:33:24] Jura Coffee; Physically Distant Not Socially Distant

39 mins

Walk Away From Social Media and Bad Bosses with Craig Greiwe and Ruth King

Alan has a visit with Craig Greiwe - Craig says that social media is really just an advertising platform and is bad for you, so...

Alan has a visit with Craig Greiwe - Craig says that social media is really just an advertising platform and is bad for you, so just delete it. You think you are on there to reconnect with an old friend or family member, but the site is just using them to be able to show you advertisements. They talk about how ads used to be high quality, generalized ads, but now they are using shock trooper tactics to get you to click on the ad. We could have a lot better content on these sites, if we were able to focus on exactly what people want. There is too much content out there right now and it clutters up target advertising. Craig talks about how investing in your house isn’t a good financial plan anymore. You should be investing your money in the stock market instead of your house. We need social media platforms that aren’t driven by making money off of advertising. We also need to restrict access so that way it is full of just people. Craig says that companies need to be careful who they politically support and to make sure that they promote good qualities over a specific group. Alan thinks it’s a slippery slope when companies support politicians.  Alan is graced once again with Ruth King - President of Business Ventures Corporation and author of Profit or Wealth. They talk about how to deal with mean bosses. Sometimes you need to adjust your career and find a place where you will thrive. Ruth says that if a boss yells or is angry towards employees that they are then going to act the same way to customers. Don’t publicly chew someone out and don’t blame a whole group of people for one person’s mistake.  Alan says that being yelled at can cause you to have some PTSD, so it should not be allowed in the workplace. Bad bosses think that you should be able to read their minds. Good bosses write down policies and procedures, so that way there can be no confusion. He says that sometimes you just have to walk away from an angry boss.  Ruth suggest that before you fire an employee you should give them a career adjustment program as an option. Sometimes bosses yell at you because they are simply having a bad day. The next day, after your boss has calmed down, you can talk to them about what happened.   [00:00:00] Social Media is Bad for You Says Craig Greiwe [00:05:16] Shock Tactics Get Your Attention [00:11:32] Who You Support Politically is a Slipper Slope [00:18:22] Career Adjustment with Ruth King [00:26:10] Bad Bosses vs Good Bosses [00:33:24] Career Adjustment or Let Them Go?

39 mins

Colorful Scripture and Saving Lives with Brian Chung, Bryan Ye-Chung and Bill Higgs

Alan speaks with Brian Chung and Bryan Ye-Chung - Co-founders of Alabaster Co. have taken the Bible, separated it by books and added some beautiful...

Alan speaks with Brian Chung and Bryan Ye-Chung - Co-founders of Alabaster Co. have taken the Bible, separated it by books and added some beautiful artwork to the pages. They talk about how they made a Kickstarter and made over $60,000.00.  They say as their business grows, they are able to produce the books faster. All 3speak on how the new colorful Bible is a great way to get younger people interested in it.  Brian and Bryan shared their experience on how they had to learn how best to work with each other.  Prioritize listening to their customers and their needs is a vital part of their success. Alan and Bill Higgs - Authority on Corporate Culture and best selling author of Culture Code Champions: 7 Steps to Scale & Succeed in Your Business, chat about how well Bill's business has done. Success is due to the culture his partners and him created. The  want to change people’s lives, not just make money. Bill is trying to give back by writing this book and showing others what made him so successful. Bill says that leaders have to create a culture that others want to be a part of.  Higgs says to be smart when starting a business and don’t sign a long term lease.  He says for your company to be successful you need to open up communication from top to bottom. You need to create the team that everyone wants to join. You need to establish a repeatable process. Never start from scratch. Never stop selling, even if you are overloaded. [00:00:00] The Bible "A Work of Art" [00:06:46] Kickstart your Start [00:11:30] Work With Each Other Not Against Each Other [00:18:20] We Want To Give, Not Just Make says Bill Higgs [00:25:15] Be Smart, Don't Sign [00:33:19] Communication is Success!

39 mins

Change Is Hard But Irrelevance Is Harder spills Joe Jackman and Clint Padgett with Working Your Way to the Top

Join Alan as he catches up with Joe Jackman - Founder and CEO of Jackman, author of The Reinventionist Mindset. They talk about how the...

Join Alan as he catches up with Joe Jackman - Founder and CEO of Jackman, author of The Reinventionist Mindset. They talk about how the world is changing faster than ever before and some companies aren’t able to make changes to keep up.  Joe says companies need to be able to reinvent themselves if needed, but this doesn’t mean start from scratch. Change is hard but irrelevance is a lot harder. Joe goes on to says that you need to create the future now.  Clint Padgett - CEO of Project Success Inc. talks about working his way up through the company and then buying the company and making himself the President of it.  He goes on to say he'd given up until he heard a song that inspired him to try one more time to try for a loan and he did. Clint says he may not be the smartest guy in the room but he is always the hardest working. They talk about how people don’t often communicate with each other effectively and how it’s even harder now that so many people are working remotely. Clint believes communication through conversation is very important in order to get your message across clearly. Small conversations that happen around a water cooler are a thing of the past.  We give ourselves credit for our good intentions, and others judge us by our results. [00:00:00] Joe Jackman says Embrace Uncertainty [00:05:26] Re-invent Yourself [00:11:29] Bankruptcy is Not a Lost Cause [00:18:20] Brains Vs Braun with Clint Padgett [00:26:55] Communication and Conversation [00:33:21] Good Intentions and Judgement

39 mins

Owners Vs. Employees with Ruth King and Illuminate with David Corbin

Alan is joined by Ruth King- President of Business Ventures Corp, and they discuss how owners are afraid of firing employees whom work hard but...

Alan is joined by Ruth King- President of Business Ventures Corp, and they discuss how owners are afraid of firing employees whom work hard but have bad attitudes.  Finding replacements and having the fear of the unknown take a toll on owners.  To find an employee who will work as hard as a business, don't hold your breath.  Alan can relate and shares a tid bit of his experience in dealing with an intimidating presence. David Corbin-President and Chief Illumination Officer for Performance Technology Group chimes in on how 400k businesses have closed.  But slow down and take a deep breath he says, panicking does no good.  He continues on about how his business is thriving and if you follow his tips yours can to.  Mr. Corbin and Alan share on how much David's book, Illuminate, has changed Alan's life as well as shedding light on his new book soon to be out called Involuntary Brand Slaughter.   [00:00:00] Bad Attitude's and Work Ethics [00:05:20] Fear of the Unknown, Don't Be Alone [00:11:30] Intimidation Ignored [00:18:22] 400,000 Closed, Majority Small Business's [00:27:06] Self Evaluation and Improvements [00:33:24] Illuminate and Involuntary Brand Slaughter

39 mins

Meditative Mindset and Health Habits To Combat Stress with Alana Kessler

Join Alan as he talks with Alana Kessler - MS, RDN E-RYT, Founder of Be Well by Alana Kessler, about a new disorder called election...

Join Alan as he talks with Alana Kessler - MS, RDN E-RYT, Founder of Be Well by Alana Kessler, about a new disorder called election stress disorder and that combined with the stress from the coronavirus people are at an all time high and that having a meditative mindest all day is more effective than meditating for just 30 minutes a day. Alana talks about turning towards stress and confronting it rather than trying to avoid it so that we don’t develop unhealthy coping habits like alcohol or eating bad food. Alan talks about how a lot of successful entrepreneurs don’t have good health and are not in good shape because they worked themselves too hard. Alan asks Alana to advise him as if he was one of her clients. Alana makes him point out healthy things that brings him joy in his life and how he can focus on them instead of eating bad. Next they talk about how people use food to mask feelings and to not deal with problems and that sometimes we have past traumas that we didn’t deal with and this can lead to eating disorders. Lastly, Alana offers useful steps and strategies for keeping goals and creating consistent health habits to feel good. [00:00:00] Alana Kessler On Election Stress Disorder [00:06:13] Meditation Mindset for Leaders [00:11:30] Facing Your Emotions To Manage Stress [00:18:21] Alana Advises Alan on Healthy Habits [00:26:52] Understanding Your Relationship With Food [00:33:22] Consistency for Health Goal Achievement 

39 mins

How To Manage Your Energy As A Leader and Develop Better Leadership with Jessice Burlingame and Jennifer Mackin

Join Alan as he talks with Jessica Burlingame, Founder and Principal of Agon Advisors, innovators in dynamic talent development, about how she wanted to bring...

Join Alan as he talks with Jessica Burlingame, Founder and Principal of Agon Advisors, innovators in dynamic talent development, about how she wanted to bring that spirit of gathering and of competition into her business and work. She works with people to pay attention to what is happening with their bodies while in the workplace, such as where your breath is coming from, what your pulse is doing, and about how to find the energy you need to focus on specific tasks. She says when you combine your energy, focus and agility together you become your best self.    Next we hear from Jennifer Mackin, ForbesBook author of Leaders Deserve Better: A Leadership Development Revolution, and a leader of two consulting firms - CEO of Oliver Group, Inc. and president and partner of Leadership Pipeline INstitute US. She talks about being prepared as a leader during a crisis, why exclusive focus on the competency of a leader isn’t useful, and how leaders need to be involved in the development of new leaders. Finally, Alan and Jennifer talk about places where CEOs can get support to be the best boss and leaders they can be.     [00:00:00] Jessica Burlingame From Agnon Advisors [00:05:46] Energy Management for Vitality [00:11:3] Mental Energy, Focus, and Agility [00:18:21] Jennifer Mackin on Preparing Leaders for Crisis [00:24:4] Leaders Developing New Leaders [00:33:23] Where Leaders Can Go To Get Support

39 mins

Building A Loyal Customer Base and PPP Loans for Small Businesses with Ruth King and Brock Blake

Join us as we talk to Ruth King, President of Business Ventures Corporation and author of Profit or Wealth. She and Alan talk about building...

Join us as we talk to Ruth King, President of Business Ventures Corporation and author of Profit or Wealth. She and Alan talk about building your customer base, how customer loyalty programs are a great way to get recurring customers and how to build wealth ain small and easy ways. Ruth them tells us about her podcast called Contractor Cents which offers 20 minute episodes by topic and a free test that can help you find the right bookkeeper.  Next up Brock Blake, Founder and CEO of Lendio, talks with Alan about how he got a PPP loan to make sure that he could keep paying his employees during these trying times. Brock’s company has funded over $8 billion dollars in PPP loans and saved 1.2 million jobs. Brock talks about how his company prepared to avoided system crashes because of the PPP loan application volume in large part due to everyone at his company working 20 hours a day for a while in order to make sure every company was able to get a loan as fast as possible so they could stay open. Brock was determined to make sure everyone was able to get a loan who wanted one. As a result, they’ve had over 7,000 people thank them and give them good reviews. [00:00:00] Ruth King on Customer Loyalty Programs [00:05:29] Building Savings with 1% of Your Profits [00:11:30] The Contractor Client Podcast [00:18:21] PPP Loans [00:27:08] Successfully Fulfilling All PPP Loan Applications [00:33:22] The Debate About PPP Loan Forgiveness

39 mins

Values over Vision and How Small Businesses Can Get Unstuck with Paul Venables and Daniel Vidana

Paul Venables, Founder and Chairman of Venebles Bell + Partners talks with Alan about extrinsic versus intrinsic values over vision and what that means. They...

Paul Venables, Founder and Chairman of Venebles Bell + Partners talks with Alan about extrinsic versus intrinsic values over vision and what that means. They then talk about the importance of having integrity and tell the truth even if it might make your clients upset rather than just agreeing with everything your client says. They finish their conversation discussing Paul’s nonprofit organization called Tribe Rising India and all of the good it is doing for people in that country.  Alan then speaks with Daniel Vidana, President of the nonprofit organization, Innovation Studios on how to know whether or not it is the right time to start a new business. Daniel shares the process and steps that his companies uses to help small businesses succeed and to help established businesses get unstuck. They talk about how important it is to have a mentor who can guide you and this is exactly what Innovation Studios does. Finally, Daniel talks about his project called Launch and how it is helping entrepreneurs start a business or re-launch a business. Listen in to find out if you would like to be a partner in your local community. [00:00:00] Paul Venables on Values over Vision [00:06:01] Building Client and Employee Trust [00:11:30] The Tribe Rising India Non-Profit [00:18:21] Daniel Vidana of Innovation Studios [00:24:47] How To Pitch Your New Company [00:33:21] How You Can Partner With Innovation Studios

39 mins

Habits for High Performance and Raising Capital During Crisis with Randy Garn and Keaton Hatch

Need to raise capital amid a global pandemic? In this episode we chat with Randy Garn about six habits that can make or break your...

Need to raise capital amid a global pandemic? In this episode we chat with Randy Garn about six habits that can make or break your success in crisis and how even during challenging times, these habits will create high performance within your company. Randy and Alan talk about Utah’s booming economy, the Venture Fuel Summit and the top entrepreneurs in the country who will be there. Keaton Hatch, CEO and Partner of Tamarak Capital, then joins the show to talk about their businesses are doing great right now, while most other businesses are struggling and it’s because they are jumping on opportunities as they present themselves and adjusting to the reality of how things are right now. Keaton explains how the summit is about helping companies who are struggling right now and giving them some ideas of how they can get back on track. Keaton and Alan talk about how scared people are to try and raise capital right now and how to find the best company to get capital from for your company and how to use it to succeed even if things continue to be hectic.    [00:00:00] Randy Garn on Utah's Booming Economy [00:05:35] The Entrepreneur Spirit is Alive and Well [00:11:30] Six Habits For High Performance [00:18:21] Venture Fuel Summit [00:23:17] Opportunities During Crisis [00:33:23] How To Raise Capital and Succeed

39 mins

Flipping Houses and Staying Connected with Paul and Kelsey Tompkins and Scott Schilling

If you’re thinking about making the jump into the entrepreneurial world, what better way to do that than to get into real estate? It is...

If you’re thinking about making the jump into the entrepreneurial world, what better way to do that than to get into real estate? It is the ultimate entrepreneurial endeavor. Flippin Experts’ Paul and Kelsey Tompkins give three tips for those that are thinking about trying to start flipping houses, discuss the cycles of the real estate market and why now is a good time to get into it, and the training they offer on their website. Up Next, Executive Vice President of Strategic Partnerships for BeeKonected, Scott Schilling, tells us about BeeKonnected, a sort of dating site for business partners. Find out why you should sign up, and why connecting with people is one of the most important things you can do as an entrepreneur.   [00:00:00] Flippin Experts Helps You Flip Houses [00:06:02] Great Time to Get Into Realestate [00:11:30] Three Tips For Fledgling House Flippers [00:18:21] BeeKonnected: A Dating Site for Business [00:26:37] 8 Problems Every Entrepreneur Faces [00:33:21] Selflessness, Honor, Dignity, Respect

39 mins

How Interpretation and Elderly Care Can Benefit You with Kristin Quinlan and Nancy May

In this COVID-19 riddle world, language interpretation services have a unique role to play. CEO of Certified Languages International, Kristin Quinlan, discusses the huge array...

In this COVID-19 riddle world, language interpretation services have a unique role to play. CEO of Certified Languages International, Kristin Quinlan, discusses the huge array of businesses that you’d never expect that rely heavily on language interpreters to serve all of their customers. This is why Kristin calls the language industry the biggest little industry that nobody’s heard of. Next up, CEO and Founder of CareManity, Nancy May, chats about her struggles with finding her parents quality late-life care, and how to properly care for your parents. Nancy also fills us in on her book, “How to Survive 911 Medical Emergencies”, and how all of this can translate into a much more smoothly operating business.   [00:00:00] Tapping into the Interpretation Market [00:06:20] Biggest Little Industry Nobody’s Heard Of [00:11:30] Bridging Gap Between LEP and Healthcare [00:18:21] How Nancy May Got Into Elderly Care [00:26:26] How to Survive 911 Medical Emergencies [00:33:21] Why to Avoid Elder Care Facilities

39 mins

Jean Freeman Brings A Bull Shark’s Resourcefulness to the Business World

Starting a small business is a magical, and harrowing experience; and doing so with your family adds to the stress. Luckily, that isn’t a problem...

Starting a small business is a magical, and harrowing experience; and doing so with your family adds to the stress. Luckily, that isn’t a problem for Zambezi Principal and CEO, Jean Freeman. She’s found a way to work with family by clearly defining roles so as to not step on each other’s toes, and ensure that you’re aligned in your definition of what success means for your business. Jean also explains the power of being self aware and how it can help you learn to focus on your strengths and delegate your weaknesses. Tune in to learn more about taking small bites, how the sheer will to persevere will carry you through, and why giving back is important.   [00:00:00] Zambezi: The Bull Shark of Business [00:05:46] Decomplexifying Working with the Family [00:11:30] Defined Roles and Alignment In Success [00:18:20] The Bathroom Floor & Eating an Elephant [00:27:16] The Power of Being Self Aware [00:33:19] Small Bites, Sheer Will, and Giving Back

39 mins

Vishen Lakhiani and Thomas Asseo Advise Us on Being Badass and Working With Family

To succeed in business you must be a badass and have a spiritual side as well. CEO of Mindvalley and New York Times bestselling author...

To succeed in business you must be a badass and have a spiritual side as well. CEO of Mindvalley and New York Times bestselling author of “The Buddha and the Badass”, Vishen Lakhiani, explains why it is important to have some ego in business, and why it isn’t always a negative quality. We also discuss why it’s important not to become an entrepreneur for the money, but to make the world better. Then, we chat with Thomas Asseo, Co-CEO of Fresh n' Lean, about healthy eating and how consuming the best fuel can result in the best you. We also talk about the challenge and reward of going into business with a family.   [00:00:00] Genesis of The Buddha and The Badass [00:05:39] Kensho vs. Satori: Pain and Insight [00:11:30] Entrepreneurship to Push Mankind Forward [00:18:20] Fast N’ Lean Makes Healthy Eating Easy! [00:26:55] Family Food-Fuel For a Healthier You [00:33:21] Working With Family and Other Advice

39 mins

Using Therapy to Heal Business and Bouncing Back with Jacqueline Lieberman and Aaron Scott Young

Full Description: Finding your brand’s DNA is a very important step to nailing your marketing and communicating effectively with your target audience. CEO and Founder...

Full Description: Finding your brand’s DNA is a very important step to nailing your marketing and communicating effectively with your target audience. CEO and Founder of BrandCrudo, Jacqueline Lieberman, calls this DNA your ‘brand North Star’. We also discuss common reasons businesses lose focus as they grow and how Jacqueline takes a psychotherapy approach to analyzing what’s going wrong with the businesses she works with. Then, we chat with Aaron Scott Young, Chief Strategy Officer of The Unshackled Owner, who details his journey from successful business owner to jail and back again. Aaron gives tips on having clarity towards the goals you hope to conquer and how to build a strong team to help you reach the top.   [00:00:00] Finding Your Brand’s North Star [00:05:30] How Businesses Lose Focus as They Grow [00:11:30] Jacqueline Lieberman: Brand Therapist  [00:18:21] An Unlucky Acquaintance [00:25:43] Find the Time to Recharge [00:33:21] Have Measurable Outcomes

39 mins

John Marick and J. Douglas Holladay Give Business Tips and Rethink What Success Means

Years of experience often open the doors of enlightenment for younger generations. That’s why Consumer Cellular Co-Founder, John Marick, is here to distill his wisdom...

Years of experience often open the doors of enlightenment for younger generations. That’s why Consumer Cellular Co-Founder, John Marick, is here to distill his wisdom and give tips for young entrepreneurs and business leaders from the lessons he’s learned from his company’s 25 year journey. Then, we chat with the Author of “Rethinking Success” and Founder and CEO of PathNorth, J. Douglas Holladay, about what it means to rethink success, how to be the best version of yourself, and essential practices for finding meaning in work and life. Don’t miss out on this amazing advice.   [00:00:00] Consumer Cellular 25 Year Anniversary [00:05:54] Lessons Learned From John Marick [00:11:30] Three Tips for Young Businesses [00:18:24] J. Douglas Holladay is Rethinking Success [00:25:18] Be The Very Best Version of Yourself [00:33:24] Essential Practices for Finding Meaning

39 mins

Goodwill’s Mission and IT Operational Maturity with Steve Preston and Paul Dippell

Goodwill is more than just a thrift store. President and CEO of Goodwill Industries, Steve Preston, explains Goodwill’s mission to help people prepare for better...

Goodwill is more than just a thrift store. President and CEO of Goodwill Industries, Steve Preston, explains Goodwill’s mission to help people prepare for better placement in the job market. From resume building to industry specific training, Goodwill helps millions of people around the country get into the workforce. We also chat with Service Leadership, Inc. CEO, Paul Dippell, about the importance of ascertaining your IT service provider’s ‘operational maturity level’, what that means, how to survive a recession, and how to find the perfect fit for an IT service provider for your company’s needs.    [00:00:00] Alan’s One Dollar Armani Jacket Find [00:04:53] Goodwill’s Mission to Get People Jobs [00:11:30] Evaluating Your IT Service Providers [00:18:20] Importance of Operational Maturity Level [00:27:31] Survive Recessions in IT Business [00:33:21] How to Find the Perfect IT Providers

39 mins

Ash Ghandehari Teaches us to Transform Our Business, Life, and Mindset with Love

Fresh off the back of an epic three day learning experience for business leaders and entrepreneurs all over the world called the Global Mindset Forum,...

Fresh off the back of an epic three day learning experience for business leaders and entrepreneurs all over the world called the Global Mindset Forum, Heartcore Leadership Chief LOVE Officer and Author of “Expand Your Who”, Ash Ghandehari, tells us about the most essential lesson he learned hosting this event. It’s not about wealth, fame, or any of the frivolous materialistic things in life - success in business (and in life) is about love. Tune in to learn about love, the acronym LIVE, and how they can propel your journey forward.    [00:00:00] Genesis of the Global Mindset Forum [00:06:34] Transforming Your Business with Love [00:11:30] What Makes Ash Ghandehari Who He is? [00:18:21] Opening Up, Vulnerability, and Change [00:27:24] Disruption, Opportunity, Fear vs Love [00:33:21] Success Is All About How You LIVE

39 mins

Seven Effective Habits and Not Taking Yes for an Answer with Steve Herz and Scott Miller

In this ever-changing world it’s important to never stop learning. That’s why we’ve got the President of The Montag Group and Author of the book,...

In this ever-changing world it’s important to never stop learning. That’s why we’ve got the President of The Montag Group and Author of the book, “Don't Take Yes for an Answer”, Steve Herz,  to help us understand this concept. We also learn to identify when we’re stuck in a vortex of mediocrity, how to escape it, and six ways to increase our authority. Then, we chat with FranklinCovey Executive Vice President of Thought Leadership, Scott Miller, about the 30th anniversary of Dr. Steven Covey’s revolutionary and prolific book, “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People”. Get a crash course on these seven habits, and learn why Dr. Covey’s advice for people today might be to check your ego, your legacy, and your role in life.    [00:00:00] Don’t Take Yes for an Answer [00:06:15] Stuck in the Vortex of Mediocrity [00:11:30] Six Ways to Increase Your Authority [00:18:20] Dr. Steven Covey’s Highly Effective Book [00:25:52] Seven Habits of Highly Effective People [00:33:21] Check Your Ego, Legacy, and Role

39 mins

Superpower: Kindness and Ecommerce Freedom with Adrienne Bankert and Ian Sells

If you’re thinking about jumping into the entrepreneurial game, know that you need to find your hidden superpower to achieve great things. ABC News Journalist,...

If you’re thinking about jumping into the entrepreneurial game, know that you need to find your hidden superpower to achieve great things. ABC News Journalist, Author of “Your Hidden Superpower”, Adrienne Bankert, tells us why kindness is the ultimate superpower in business and what it means to be kind, versus just being nice. Up next, RebateKey CEO and Co-founder, Ian Sells, discusses retail arbitrage, and how RebateKey helps consumers and sellers connect to get a brand going. Closing out the show, Ian gives us some key tips on how to build a successful ecommerce brand. Don’t miss out on these words of wisdom!   [00:00:00] Your Hidden Superpower: Kindness [00:05:22] Nice vs. Kind, and Innovating Kindness [00:11:30] Start Investing in Workers Holistically [00:18:21] Retail Arbitrage and Private Labeling [00:26:17] RebateKey.com and Working Remotely [00:33:21] How to Build an Ecommerce Brand

39 mins

Mark Weinstein Fights Against Surveillance Capitalism with MeWe

Are you fed up with the way the social media giants are mistreating your privacy? Do you want to leave Facebook behind for a brighter...

Are you fed up with the way the social media giants are mistreating your privacy? Do you want to leave Facebook behind for a brighter future? If so, you should check out the up and coming social media website, MeWe. Founder and CEO, Mark Weinstein, shares the philosophy behind the company - privacy, control, safety, and positive connections. We also delve into the growing threat of surveillance capitalism and the steady decline of our privacy. Closing the show, Mark gives us some words of encouragement for believing in the vision behind our entrepreneurial endeavors, and staying the course.   [00:00:00] From SuperFriends.com to MeWe [00:06:29] MeWe: All The Features You Love. NO BS! [00:11:30] MeWe Dispels Profit Myths of Facebook [00:18:21] The Rise of Surveillance Capitalism [00:24:46] Is Privacy a Dead Social Norm!? [00:33:22] Believe in Your Vision, Stay the Course

39 mins

Jeff J Hunter and the Power of Storytelling, Outsourcing, and Working From Home

If there’s one thing businesses and entrepreneurs should take away from the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s learning to outsource and incorporate storytelling and remote work into...

If there’s one thing businesses and entrepreneurs should take away from the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s learning to outsource and incorporate storytelling and remote work into their culture. Branded Media Chief Growth Officer, Jeff J Hunter, discusses the increasing number of people working from home and how his business has been able to leverage talented workers from all over the globe to fulfill their client’s needs. We also discuss how the traditional view of people who work from home isn’t quite right, and why they may be the hardest workers on the team. Jeff then gives us his essential five pillars of marketing expertise and explains why captivating storytelling is imperative for effective marketing.   [00:00:00] Introducing Jeff J Hunter [00:05:23] Jeff’s History, and Outsourcing [00:11:30] Building a Virtual Remote Team [00:18:20] Working at Home, Harder Than You Think [00:26:44] The Power of Good Storytelling [00:33:21] 5 Pillars of Marketing Expertise

39 mins

Living in Gratitude and Faith with Tony Child and Christy Dreiling

Have you ever realized that you look at the world with a negative lens? Perhaps you find yourself falling into the trappings of thinking that...

Have you ever realized that you look at the world with a negative lens? Perhaps you find yourself falling into the trappings of thinking that there’s not enough time in the day, or that you’re not good enough for your dreams? These are signs of a ‘lack’ mindset, as CEO and Founder of Elevated Worldwide, Tony Child, calls it. Tony teaches us how to approach the world with a different perspective, being grateful for all that we have, not envious of everything that we don’t. Then, we chat with Global Leader for Health and Wellness Brand Dreiling & Co, and Author of “L O L” and “Gather”, Christy Dreiling, about her story growing up homeless and eventually making it as a multi-millionaire. Discover the importance of faith and how it can be a powerful ally against fear. Tune in to learn more. [00:00:00] Show Gratitude for What You Have [00:05:41] Signs of a ‘Lack’ Mindset [00:11:30] Practicing Gratitude vs Being Grateful [00:18:21] Christy Dreiling’s Story of ‘LOL’ [00:26:09] Importance of Faith in the Face of Fear [00:33:21] Sacred Contracts/ Trusting the Process

39 mins

Pivoting to a Digital Business Model in Hard Times with Kim Spalding and Colin Wayne

As we continue to grapple with the reality of a locked down world, we need to pivot our business and marketing models, or perish in...

As we continue to grapple with the reality of a locked down world, we need to pivot our business and marketing models, or perish in the winds of change. Our first guest, Global Product Director for Google Ads for Small Businesses, Kim Spalding, stresses the importance of rolling with the punches and knowing how to use the digital marketing world to your advantage. Learn how to reach out to customers and let them know how to best interact with your business, how to use video to your advantage, and get some great tips with Kim. Next up, Redline Steel Founder and CEO, and Military Veteran, Colin Wayne, give us some interesting marketing tips for small businesses in these uncertain times that have helped his business keep growing strong. Closing out the show, Alan discusses the entrepreneurial spirit and how important it will be to rebuilding America after this pandemic is over. Tune in for great entrepreneurial and business advice.    [00:00:00] Tips for Stay Up to Date with Digital [00:05:33] Using Video to Up Your Game [00:11:30] Let Customers Know How to Interact [00:18:20] The Mentality of Giving, a Caring Heart [00:23:17] Redline Steel’s Marketing Strategies [00:33:21] The Spirit of Entrepreneurs

39 mins

Andre Filip’s Advice for Entrepreneurs: No Distractions, Focus Your Mind, Have a Vision

Kicking off the show, Alan recounts a discussion he had with a billionaire once? His main take away? To be an entrepreneur, you first need...

Kicking off the show, Alan recounts a discussion he had with a billionaire once? His main take away? To be an entrepreneur, you first need a problem to solve. Joining us, CEO & Founder of ELA Advertising, Andre Filip, gives us sage advice for taking our businesses to the next level. First, free yourself of distractions, as it is the true killer of momentum. Second, learn to tune out the trivial matters of the world, like opinions of people on social media; it’s one thing to be informed, it’s another to be inundated. Third, trust your employees to handle operations while you focus on expansion and growth. Fourth, learn to give your brain a break (other than sleep), be that through meditation, exercise, or whatever works for you. Closing out the show, Andre gives us three life principles to live by, so tune in for some great advice.    [00:00:00] To Be an Entrepreneur You Need a Problem [00:05:22] Distraction: The Real Business Killer [00:11:30] Tune Out of Trivial Matters and Focus [00:18:21] Trust Employees to Handle Operations [00:27:02] Important to Give Your Brain a Break [00:33:21] Three Life Principles from Andre Filip

38 mins

Pivoting in Times of Crisis and Aligning Your Team with Troy Downing and Randy Garn

When Businessman, Entrepreneur, USAF Combat Veteran, Candidate for Montana CSI, and WildRye Distilling Partner, Troy Downing, heard about the attack on the World Trade Centers...

When Businessman, Entrepreneur, USAF Combat Veteran, Candidate for Montana CSI, and WildRye Distilling Partner, Troy Downing, heard about the attack on the World Trade Centers after returning from a hunting trip in 2001, he was faced with a decision. Was he to go back to his entrepreneurial life, or step up and put his skills to use in the military? We learn how Troy’s experience in the military turned him into the man he is today, and get a very important business tip: learn to pivot and step up in times of crisis. We also chat with New York Times Best Selling Author & Entrepreneur, Randy Garn, about how he met Troy Downing and what makes him so inspiring. Randy also discusses why making sure your team is in complete alignment is absolutely essential for running a business. Tune in to learn more.    [00:00:00] Where Was Troy Downing on 9/11? [00:05:40] Inspired by Tragedy [00:11:30] Remove Failure as an Option [00:18:21] Pivot in Times of Crisis and Succeed [00:26:59] Troy Downing is a True American Hero [00:33:21] Why Team Alignment is Critical!

39 mins

Find a More Powerful You and Serve Others with Guruji Poonamji and Amanda Holmes

Spirituality and business aren’t often seen as interconnected, but they are probably more closely aligned that you may think. First up, Sarva Loka Maa Her...

Spirituality and business aren’t often seen as interconnected, but they are probably more closely aligned that you may think. First up, Sarva Loka Maa Her Holiness Sri Sri Sri 1008 Guruji Poonamji of Divine Bliss International, or Guruji Poonamji for short, shares the enchanting story of how she became a guru, and how searching your inner self for the best version of you can help you excel in business. Then, we chat with Chet Holmes International CEO, Amanda Holmes, about how she met Guruji Poonamji and how she helped Amanda take control of her destiny and become the CEO of Chet Holmes International after her father passed away 8 years ago. Amanda is currently working on releasing a new edition of her father's famed book, “The Ultimate Sales Machine”, and she plans on adding a 13th chapter. Tune in to find out more.   [00:00:00] The Story of Guruji Poonamji [00:05:23] How to Seek Your True Potential [00:11:31] Divine Bliss and Staying Healthy [00:18:21] How Guruji Poonamji Helped Amanda Holmes [00:25:54] The 13th Chapter [00:33:22] In the Darkest of Times, Be the Light

39 mins

Randy Garn and Chris Naugle Give Tips for Excelling in a COVID-19 Dominated Economy

Many entrepreneurs recognize the opportunity presented by the current economic down turn, but do you know how to take advantage of it? New York Times...

Many entrepreneurs recognize the opportunity presented by the current economic down turn, but do you know how to take advantage of it? New York Times Best Selling Author & Entrepreneur, Randy Garn, urges us to take advantage of the markets by way of what he calls the “three H’s” - Habits, Homies, and Happiness. We also learn about a philosophy and book one of Randy’s friend wrote, “High Performance Habits”. Find out how these habits can help you excel in business and in life by visiting the website, High Performance Institute. Next up, we discuss finding opportunity in the coronavirus crisis by taking control of your money and leveraging your resourcefulness with America's #1 Money Mentor at The Money School, Chris Naugle. Find out why 401k’s and banks are awful for your money, and how the real estate market is king.    Visit High Performance Institute.   [00:00:00] Time to Take Advantage of the Market [00:05:34] High Performing Habits, and Homies [00:11:30] Always Bring the Joy as a Leader [00:18:20] Opportunity in Crisis, Controlling Money [00:26:41] Don’t Give Up Control of Your Dollars [00:33:21] Why Real Estate is King

39 mins

David Komlos and Patch Baker on Hitting the Ground Running and Learning Something New

In these uncertain times it’s important to look toward the future and prepare. Author of “Cracking Complexity” and CEO of Syntegrity Group, David Komlos, recognizes...

In these uncertain times it’s important to look toward the future and prepare. Author of “Cracking Complexity” and CEO of Syntegrity Group, David Komlos, recognizes that we must continue to follow the guidelines of social distancing, but we also need to plan ahead. Learn tips for more effective meetings, setting priorities, and hitting the ground running after COVID-19 is under control. Former Marine, Entrepreneur, and CEO of Mobius Media Solutions, Patch Baker, urges us to bring a military mentality to business by building a tight knit team, do it for more than the money, never give up, and take time to learn something new during the quarantine. Tune in to get some great business advice.   [00:00:00] Follow Guidelines, Plan for the Future [00:05:12] Hit the Ground Running After COVID-19 [00:11:30] Have Effective Meetings, Set Priorities [00:18:20] Bringing Military Mentality to Business [00:26:39] Be Passionate, Don’t Give up [00:33:21] A Great Time to Learn Something New

39 mins

Lessons to Win in Business and life from Kelley Earnhardt Miller and Keith Krach

From an early age, Part Owner & General Manager of JR Motorsports, Kelley Earnhardt Miller, was taking lessons from one of the best coaches out...

From an early age, Part Owner & General Manager of JR Motorsports, Kelley Earnhardt Miller, was taking lessons from one of the best coaches out there - life. Now, she’s distilled her experience into a new book called “Drive 9 Lessons To Win Business & Life” to help you perform better as an entrepreneur, and as a human being. Find out why balancing work and life, leaning to say no, aiming for the win/win, and letting go are some of the best lessons Kelley ever learned. Then, we chat with Chairman and Former CEO of DocuSign, Keith Krach, about why you should never jeopardize your core values, shy away from something that feels scary, or make yourself out to be too perfect or smart. Tune in to learn more.    [00:00:00] 9 Lessons to Win in Business and Life [00:05:24] Aiming For the Win/Win, and Letting Go [00:11:30] Balance Work/Life and Learn to Say No! [00:18:21] Never Jeopardize Your Core Values [00:25:55] Invaluable, Counterintuitive Advice [00:33:21] Following Fear & Bridging the Age Gap

39 mins

Shanda Sumpter and David Meltzer Are Pivoting and Taking Inventory in These Hard Times

COVID-19 and the ensuing financial hiccup has thrown the world for a loop. So instead of reacting, get some tips on how to be proactive...

COVID-19 and the ensuing financial hiccup has thrown the world for a loop. So instead of reacting, get some tips on how to be proactive and make new opportunities for yourself and your business. HeartCore Business CEO & Queen Visionary, Shanda Sumpter, discusses why now is the time to start pivoting and getting out there to make offers. In hard times like these, your generosity can go a long way in creating loyal customers in the future. Up next, Sports 1 Marketing Founder & CEO, David Meltzer, explains why now is the time to focus on stability and the opportunities available to us in a faltering market. Take inventory in yourself, your stock, and your company and get in the right mindset through meditation. Also, find out why ‘toughness and telephone’ is one of David’s new mantras. Tune in to learn more.   [00:00:00] Pivoting Like Crazy In These Hard Times [00:06:09] Get Out There and Make Offers [00:11:30] It’s All About Making Loyal Customers [00:18:20] Grasping Stability and Opportunity [00:26:22] Take Inventory Through Meditation [00:33:21] Toughness and Telephone

39 mins

Stefan Thomke and Scott Duffy Give Sage Advice for Navigating COVID-19 Economy

In these strange and trying times we must listen to the sage business advice of our top entrepreneurial experts. First up, Harvard Business School Professor...

In these strange and trying times we must listen to the sage business advice of our top entrepreneurial experts. First up, Harvard Business School Professor and Author of “Experimentation Works: The Surprising Power of Business Experiments”, Stefan Thomke, stresses that in an age of uncertainty and fear, it is imperative to take this opportunity to experiment. We must face the economic hardship wrought by the COVID-19 outbreak and find opportunities to better ourselves and our businesses, and it helps to start with a solid hypothesis, test it, and change your business strategy. Then, Best Selling Author of “Breakthrough” from Entrepreneur Press, Scott Duffy, offers sage advice on keeping our businesses running in hard times. Learn to control the narrative in your mind and in your company, take action now rather than waiting for markets to settle, and make appropriate steps to save your business. Tune in to get more information on pivoting your business in these crucial times.    [00:00:00] Learn and Grow from COVID-19 Disaster [00:06:04] Rely on Experimentation, Not Experience [00:11:30] A Good Hypothesis, Embracing Uncertainty [00:18:21] Control the Narrative in Your Mind [00:25:28] Take Action Now to Protect Business [00:33:22] Three Steps to Surviving Hard Times

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Joyce Shulman on Walking to Loosen Your Brain, Amir Salihefendić’s Remote First Movement

Do you know what Aristotle, Charles Darwin, and Steve Jobs all had in common? They all made walking a regular part of their personal and...

Do you know what Aristotle, Charles Darwin, and Steve Jobs all had in common? They all made walking a regular part of their personal and professional lives. Founder and CEO of 99 Walks and Macaroni Kids, and Author of “Walk Your Way to Better”, Joyce Shulman, shares how their app, 99 Walks, aims to combat women’s loneliness, loosen our minds, and reward you along the way. Joyce also has tips for couples that are thinking about or have made the plunge into business ownership together. Next up, Founder and CEO of Doist, Amir Salihefendić, discusses how working remotely can lead to more productive workers, and how Doist’s apps, Todoist, and Twist, can help coordinate your rootless team. Closing out the show, Alan asks us all a very important question: What are your core values? Tune in to learn more.     [00:00:00] 99 Walks Fights Women’s Loneliness [00:06:11] Walking Loosens Up Your Mind [00:11:30] How to Work Effectively With Your Spouse [00:18:21] Getting Comfortable Being Uncomfortable [00:25:00] Doist Leads Remote First Movement [00:33:22] What Are Your Core Values?

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Creating Culture and Never Assuming with Anthony Denier and JayTaylor

If you’ve ever been sick of your day-to-day grind and wanted to break out from the mold to start your own venture, trust us, we...

If you’ve ever been sick of your day-to-day grind and wanted to break out from the mold to start your own venture, trust us, we know. We’ve all been there at one point or another. Webull Financial CEO, Anthony Denier, who went from working 15 hour days, six days a week on the stock exchange, to being head of the world’s leading non-commission, no fee investment and trading app. Listen in for tips on being a better boss and why making assumptions about people is Anthony’s #1 thing to avoid in business. Next up, we chat with Abundant Co-CEO and Co-Founder of Renaissance Academie of Cosmetology and Esthetics (RACE), Jay Taylor, about strategies to refocus our leadership role, create a strong work culture, and use meditation to achieve a more efficient organization. Listen in for great tips from these business leaders. [00:00:00] 20 Years in Stock Trading Pays Off [00:07:04] No Fees, No Commissions, Just Webull [00:11:30] Don’t Make Assumptions About Employees [00:18:20] How Abundant Helps Refocus Leadership [00:25:23] How to Create a Strong Work Culture [00:33:21] Meditation, “Me” vs “We”, and Love

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Logan Sneed and Bernardo Moya Help Us Grow From Failure and Find Our Best Selves

When life knocks you down, don’t wallow in self pity, learn how to turn that negative energy around and use it to fuel your own...

When life knocks you down, don’t wallow in self pity, learn how to turn that negative energy around and use it to fuel your own personal and business growth. This principle is key to the success of Author of “Thank You Cancer”, and Entrepreneur, Logan Sneed, who faced down a terminal brain tumor diagnosis and prevailed. After losing his first business, a relationship, and his way for a couple of years, Logan picked himself up and moved on to found FusionLean.com and FitpreneurAcademy.com. Now he’s a six figure online entrepreneur, and he’s here to share his secrets with you. Next up, Author of “The Question: Find Your True Purpose” and Founder of The Best You Expo, Bernardo Moya, details how he was able to turn his failures into great success. His book, “The Question: Find Your True Purpose”, is based on his life as an entrepreneur, from failing in real estate at the age of 26, to having the taste of wealth ripped away from him at the age of 38, to reinventing his destiny and seizing reins. Now, he wants to help you discover your best self and how reinventing yourself doesn’t mean changing who you are. Tune in to learn more. [00:00:00] Using Our Hardships to Grow in Life [00:05:40] The Genesis of Fusionlean.com [00:11:30] Building a Six Figure Online Business [00:18:21] What Is “The Best You Expo”? [00:25:13] The Question: Find Your True Purpose [00:33:21] Reinventing Your Business Self

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Bruce Daisley Helps us Bring Joy to our Daily Lives and Workplace

It’s no secret that the workforce in America feels generally apathetic about their jobs, but what can be done to create an environment that fosters...

It’s no secret that the workforce in America feels generally apathetic about their jobs, but what can be done to create an environment that fosters a more inclusive, rewarding environment? Former Vice President of Twitter, and Podcast Host and Author of “EAT SLEEP WORK REPEAT”, Bruce Daisley, joins us to help bust some myths and spread truths about the workplace. Find out how burnout and an overly connected digital world a bringing employees down, and 30 hacks for bringing joy to your job. Also, quit having boring meetings in your dingy office and get out on a walk with your team during meetings, or create workplace events that bring your team together for a more productive workforce. Tune in now to learn more.    [00:00:00] The Journey of Life, Business, Faith [00:05:43] Bruce Daisley’s Tech Business Journey [00:11:30] Two Megatrends Making Work Worse [00:18:21] 30 Hacks for Bringing Joy To Your Job [00:26:15] How Laughter Could Revitalize Workforce [00:33:21] Walking Meetings and Snack Time

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Beating Aging, Caring for the Elderly, Breaking Through, and Standing up to Cyber Bullies

There is no shortage of brilliant, entrepreneurial minds at the world's largest tech exposition, CES 2020. First up, Best Selling Author of “Breakthrough”, Scott Duffy,...

There is no shortage of brilliant, entrepreneurial minds at the world's largest tech exposition, CES 2020. First up, Best Selling Author of “Breakthrough”, Scott Duffy, shares why LG and OMRON were his favorite displays and some key entrepreneurial takeaways from the show floor. Then, we chat about cyberbullying awareness with Internet and Tech Attorney and Founder of Cyberbyte, Andrew Rossow, and how they’re bringing celebrities and fans together to stand against bullying. Up next, Founder of Caregiver Smart Solutions, Ryan Herd, describes how they’re using machine learning and artificial intelligence to unobtrusively keep an eye on medically needy people, so they can age in place. Closing out the show, Creator of TheDaVinci50 Mastermind Program, Richard Rossi, shares how he plans to beat aging by bringing together a coalition of the top scientific minds in the world, and what steps you can make today to slow down your aging process and start Superaging by biohacking your body. Tune in for more!   [00:00:00] Scott Duffy’s Highlights from CES 2020 [00:05:58] CyberByte Spreads Bullying Awareness [00:11:30] Caregiver Smart Solutions Uses A.I. [00:18:21] Beat Aging with daVinci50 Mastermind [00:26:05] Superaging: Biohacking Our Bodies [00:33:21] Tips for Living Healthier and Longer

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Bardi Toto, Ritchie Fliegler, Chris Demaria, Larry Fishman Share Sage Advice at CES 2020

The Consumer Electronics Show is a place of innovation, technological progress, and of course - business. Some may forget that before the flashy displays of...

The Consumer Electronics Show is a place of innovation, technological progress, and of course - business. Some may forget that before the flashy displays of modern-day “trade” shows, these big expositions, like CES and NAMM, were actually just that; trade shows where inventors, innovators, and creators met with marketers, investors, and business people of all types to hammer out deals based on new products. First up, NY Times #1 Best Selling Author of “The Power of Asking” and “Disrupt Your Brand”, Bardi Toto, explains how gratitude can be a powerful tool in business, why we shouldn’t be afraid to ask, and how success or failure in the realm of social media marketing will almost certainly be mirrored in your business endeavors. Then, Owner of Fearless Marketing, Ritchie Fliegler, and Vice President of Marketing and Artists Relations at Fishman, Chris Demaria, share why now is the time to bring Fishman to their first ever CES showing. With the advancement and convergence of the analog and digital music worlds accelerating, they’re here to show off the Triple Play Connect Guitar MIDI Controller to the showroom floor at CES. Closing out the show, Founder and President of Fishman, Larry Fishman, describes how the path he took as a young man to get to where he is today is worn over and doesn’t exist anymore. Younger generations have to find their own path through pragmatism and passion. Tune in to hear more from the floor of CES 2020.   [00:00:00] How Gratitude Can Be a Business Strategy [00:05:37] The Power of Asking, Disrupt Your Brand [00:11:30] Harnessing Social Media for Business [00:18:20] Fishman Shows Triple Play at CES 2020 [00:26:50] Analog/Digital Music Tech Convergence [00:33:21] As Old Paths Fade, New Ones Are Revealed

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David Meltzer, Max Haot, and Mike Kahn on Empowering People and Innovating at CES 2020

Alan is on site at CES 2020 in this week’s episode, bringing us an entrepreneurial perspective on the world’s most massive electronic technology exposition. Founder...

Alan is on site at CES 2020 in this week’s episode, bringing us an entrepreneurial perspective on the world’s most massive electronic technology exposition. Founder and CEO of Sports 1 Marketing, David Meltzer, drives home the importance of kindness, authenticity, knowing and being faithful to who you are, and empowering other people in business. From his work on Elevator Pitch to penning his own books, like “Connected to Goodness” and “Game-Time Decision Making”, David has built a career through these principles and has made it his life goal to empower 1,000 people to empower 1,000 people ad infinitum. Next up, Founder and CEO of Livestream and Mevo, Max Haot, explains how the complicated and difficult nature of live streaming events influenced the creation of the Mevo camera. Now, Mevo is set to release the Mevo Start, an entry level live streaming camera for just $299. Then, we chat about the Sony Vision-S concept car,  what it means to Sony, and the auto industry at large, with AEE Chief Marketing Officer, Mike Kahn. We also discuss the Hyundai S-A1, an Air Taxi developed in partnership with Uber to take our travel to the next dimension.

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Jeff Griffin and Tiffany Peterson Coach Us Through Life and Business

You’ll hear it throughout your life often enough, “That’s impossible!” Surely, Author of “I'mpossible: Desire.Dream.Do” and Motivational Speaker of Griffin Motivation, Jeff Griffin, is no...

You’ll hear it throughout your life often enough, “That’s impossible!” Surely, Author of “I'mpossible: Desire.Dream.Do” and Motivational Speaker of Griffin Motivation, Jeff Griffin, is no stranger to the world impossible. He heard enough after a tragic accident about how he’d never walk again, he’d never be able to have kids, and he’d never get married in his condition. Through willpower and ‘choosing to succeed’ Jeff has transformed his life after becoming paralyzed in a painting accident. Today, he has four kids, a beautiful wife, and recently climbed a mountain (on his feet!), and wants to teach you how you can use the principles he’s learned to enrich your life and business. Up next, we chat with a Life Coach who has had the benefit of being coached herself by many great minds, like Steven Covey, Robert Kiyosaki, and Jack Kenfield. Tiffany Peterson of TiffanySpeaks.com discusses the power of the self care tool box and learning how to cope with our emotions. There are no new emotions, Tiffany says, and it’s how we deal with our emotions when they are triggered that counts. Tiffany also challenges us to choose the kind of person we want to become every day, month and year, and then take steps to become that person, and trust ourselves along the way. Tune in for more sage wisdom.  [00:00:00] Facebook Opens Door to New Friendships [00:05:25] Shattered Spine Dashes Football Dreams [00:11:30] Success is a Choice with Three Parts [00:18:21] Tiffany Peterson’s Storied Background [00:25:46] Choose Who You Are and Trust Yourself [00:33:22] Develop Your Self Care Tool Box

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Ryan Harms - From Winemaker to CEO, Ryan Lewis Talks Navigating the Cannabinoid Industry

When you think of wine, you might think of a bottle, or even a box, but a can? Ryan Harms, Owner and Founder of Union...

When you think of wine, you might think of a bottle, or even a box, but a can? Ryan Harms, Owner and Founder of Union Wine Company, has built an empire around canned wine in southern Oregon, and has seen year over year growth of 40% or more! We  discover the journey that took him from Winemaker to CEO of the largest canned wine distributor. It wasn’t all profit and glory, and Ryan has perhaps the biggest tip for any aspiring entrepreneurs: don’t lose sight of the thing that matters most on your path to success - your family. Next up, we learn about the burgeoning cannabis industry and how to build a successful business around these previously shunned products with Founder and CEO of Global Cannabinoids, Ryan Lewis. There is still much we don’t know about this miracle plant, but new research has revealed its unique ability to produce cannabinoids, or ingredients found within hemp and marijuana plants, that can perform a variety of medical functions. From sleep aids to cancer treatment, the possibilities are endless. Also, find out how a focus on building relationships, maintaining clear communication, and market research positioned Ryan to become the first global B to B, bulk seller of hemp. Tune in to get great tips for your business from Entrepreneur Weekly.        [00:00:00] Union Wine Company’s Meteoric Growth      [00:05:50] Ryan Harms’ Journey: Winemaker to CEO      [00:11:30] The Number 1 Mistake Entrepreneurs Make      [00:18:20] Building a Cannabinoid Business      [00:27:11] The Science of Growing Cannabinoids      [00:33:21] Communication, Marketing, and Research

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Mike Crowe Demystifies Insurance, Terry Jones Teaches Us to Embrace Disruption

Whether you’re the CEO of a large corporation or the average work-a-day Joe, insurance is a big decision, and an even bigger expenditure every month....

Whether you’re the CEO of a large corporation or the average work-a-day Joe, insurance is a big decision, and an even bigger expenditure every month. Find out how Clearsurance Founder and CEO, Mike Crowe, built an impartial insurance aggregation platform that can help you find the right insurance for your car, health, or business based on our needs. Insurance is a competitive and profitable field, listen in to pierce the veil of insurance agents and save on your bills. Insurance hasn’t been fully aggregated like the airline and travel industry has, with sites like Travelocity dominating the scene and giving you reliable price comparisons, and Clearsurance is disrupting the marketplace. Founder of Travelocity, Co-founder of Kayak.com, and Author of Disruption OFF, Terry Jones, knows A LOT about disruptive technologies and their influence on various markets, from his time on the board of 17 different companies and work helping to build the online travel site, Travelocity, from within American Airlines in the mid 1990s. Tune in to find out how you can recognize, adapt, and succeed in the face of incoming industry disruption. His most recent book, Disruption OFF: The Technological Disruption Coming for Your Company and What to Do About It, contains amazingly valuable information for any entrepreneur, in an easily digestible 100 short-chapter format. Check it out on Amazon.com.         [00:00:00] Put Your Insurance Out to Bid       [00:05:51] Get the Full Picture with Clearsurance       [00:11:30] What Drives Clearsurance Profit?       [00:18:21] Perspective: Innovation Vs. Disruption       [00:26:50] Meet Change Head On with Disruption OFF       [00:33:22] Lessons From Innovative Companies

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Bonnie Kelly on Self-Sabotage and Jordan Paris’ Three Criteria for Success

Stop being your own worst enemy in business. First up, Founder of Rebels for Joy and Speaker, Author, and Coach, Bonnie Kelly, shares her amazing...

Stop being your own worst enemy in business. First up, Founder of Rebels for Joy and Speaker, Author, and Coach, Bonnie Kelly, shares her amazing story of struggle and success. We discover how to use ‘mindfu’ to get to the bottom of what is holding us back and causing us to self-sabotage our own business interests. Then, Host of Growth Mindset University and Author of Amazon #1 Best-Selling book, The Podcast Playbook, and Founder of Jordan Paris Marketing and Production,  Jordan Paris, fills us in on how hard work, perseverance, and the three simple principles of having fun, helping people, and making lots of money inform all of his decisions. Tune in and learn how to get ahead in business.   · [00:00:00] Joy is the Meaning of Life · [00:05:49] Self-Sabotage is Your Biggest Enemy · [00:11:30] Rebels for Joy - Exercise Your MindFu · [00:18:21] Hard Work and Perseverance Pay Off · [00:26:28] Why Jordan Only Interviews His Heroes · [00:33:22] Have Fun, Help People, Make Money

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Lifestyle and Luxury with Dream Hotel Group and Leisure Society

Quality is something that will stand the test of time, whether it be the materials used to create something or the little nuances that take...

Quality is something that will stand the test of time, whether it be the materials used to create something or the little nuances that take an experience to the next level. We are joined today by two guests who have given the business world a fancy edge. We begin the hour with Jay Stein, CEO of the Dream Hotel Group, who explains why their lifestyle hotels create lasting memories. Every little touch is carefully thought out when it comes to the Dream Hotels decor, hospitality, restaurants, and entertainment, and the ambiance keeps guests coming back. Jay shares how he was able to take the lessons he learned from his parents and reflect it in his management training. Tune in for Jay’s advice on staying calm in the heat of conflict, and how to create a company culture that will unite everyone as a team. Then, if you’re sailing in the South of France or catching waves on the California Coast, you’re going to need some eyeglasses that will withstand the salty air. Shane Baum, Founder and CEO of the Leisure Society, took his passion for design and durability and created heirloom glasses that could be passed down through the generations. These frames are designed with resistance in mind - made from titanium, and plated in gold. Shane details how he stepped out on his own and created his brand from scratch after leaving a name brand designer. Hear Shane’s tips on what it takes to turn your passion into a thriving company.  [00:00:00] A Look at Lifestyle Hospitality [00:05:41] Dream Hotels Delight Senses [00:11:30] Respect: Sign of a Great Leader [00:18:21] Gold Plated Heirloom Glasses [00:26:04] How to Build Your Own Brand [00:33:21] Designing a Job You Love

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Fix Your Business with Your Strategic Solutions and Learn How to Crack Complexity with David Komlos

Have you been trying everything to turn your business around and nothing seems to be working? Well, Deberah Bringelson, CEO of Your Strategic Solutions, makes...

Have you been trying everything to turn your business around and nothing seems to be working? Well, Deberah Bringelson, CEO of Your Strategic Solutions, makes the bold statement that “the core of your business is damaged” and it’s time to fix it. Deberah explains that she is able to come into a company and strengthen the leadership and team members while improving the overall company health and culture. Discover the seven questions that you must ask to solve what is ailing your company. Then, David Komlos, Co-author of Cracking Complexity: The Breakthrough Formula for Solving Just About Anything and CEO of Syntegrity, shares the importance of leveraging the collective knowledge of a well built team in order to solve complex problems quickly.  He details some aspects from his book that can make your company’s meetings more productive and help the business navigate challenges in order to provide quality forward momentum. Join us and learn the tools David suggests to find your role as a leader and create an environment for your team to thrive.  [00:00:00] Your Business Core is Damaged [00:05:59] Value Confidential Conversations [00:11:33] Seven Questions You Must Ask [00:18:29] Transform Your Organization [00:24:23] Mobilizing Your Team Quickly [00:33:21] Members and Critics Meetings

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Delicious Content from The Spirits Network and Preparedness with EventPrep

It takes someone thinking outside the box to invision, and bring to fruition, a business that no one has ever seen before. Our two guests...

It takes someone thinking outside the box to invision, and bring to fruition, a business that no one has ever seen before. Our two guests this week did exactly that and it was driven by their passions. We begin the show with Nick Buzzell, Founder and CEO of The Spirits Network, who decided to take a connoisseur product and make it accessible from the comfort of your couch. The love of spirits such as whiskey, tequila, gin, and more has spurred the creation of The Spirits Network. This network is a streaming service that offers you exceptional, high quality programming that explores the processes, history, folklore, and labors of love that are poured into the making a quality spirit. Nick details that their innovative technology is the first ever opportunity to purchase a liquor from your tv screen and enjoy it while you learn about it. Join us to find out how you can be a part of this culture that is sprinkled with intricate elixirs. Next, Paul Trapp, Chief Executive Officer of EventPrep franchise, shares how he and a friend took a small idea for some supplemental income and exploded it into 17 franchises across the U.S. Paul tells us that as a veteran, the military taught him the importance of being prepared in life, and his book, Prep for Success: The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Achieving Your Dreams, give us a look at their unique story. Tune in to hear Paul’s tips on cultivating employee and company growth, attracting strong talent, and developing a happy culture in the workplace. [00:00:00] “Tastes Better than YouTube” [00:05:25] Turning Wine into Whiskey [00:11:31] A Movie with Your Drink [00:18:21] Importance of Preparation [00:26:36] 17 Franchises Around the U.S. [00:33:22] An Inside Look at Recruiting

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Better Your Business with The Second City Works and The Hero Factor

What does it take to make a great company? Well, that question has many answers and we have two amazing ones for you today. We...

What does it take to make a great company? Well, that question has many answers and we have two amazing ones for you today. We begin the hour with Kelly Leonard, Executive Director of Insights And Applied Improvisation at The Second City, who explains how they took their comedy improvisation and implemented it into a business training. Everything in life that we’ve perfected usually takes thousands of hours of practice, and the folks at Second City Works created courses that offer entrepreneurs the opportunity to hone their communication skills which are a must when it comes to running a company. Hear why a sketch comedy show found the answer to bravery in business. Then, we get to the heart of the matter with Jeffrey Hayzlett, Chairman and CEO of C-Suite Network and Author of The Hero Factor: How Great Leaders Transform Organizations and Create Winning Cultures. Being a great leader can mean many things but being loved and respected by your employees, customers, and community is really the mark of an excellent business. Jeffrey discusses The Hero Club, what a hero culture is, and why putting your heart into your company can create greater success for everyone involved. Tune in for tips on developing a hero mindset within your team and influencing future hero leaders.  [00:00:00] Business Needs Performers  [00:05:27] Skills with Second City Works [00:11:30] Improvisation Helping Teams [00:18:21] Being Yourself, Living Values [00:26:03] Do it for the Common Good [00:33:21] Traits of a Hero Business

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Forge a Company for Healing with Raj Sisodia of Conscious Capitalism, Inc.

The fast-paced flow of our current society has led to an epidemic of silent suffering caused by being overworked, unhealthy, and disconnected from our roots....

The fast-paced flow of our current society has led to an epidemic of silent suffering caused by being overworked, unhealthy, and disconnected from our roots. We dive deep into a conversation about the lack of the expression of love in the workplace with Raj Sisodia, Professor at Babson College, Co-Founder of Conscious Capitalism, Inc., and Author of The Healing Organization. He shares some statistics that put this crisis in perspective and help it move to the forefront of our minds in order to make a change. Discovering and healing your own trauma can transform you into a better leader for your employees, customers, community, and loved ones. Raj believes that every organization should create an environment that allows space for the voicing of our humanity and room for expressing our true nature, love. Listen for Raj’s tips on how to fortify your company with conscious thinking and change the world.          [00:00:00] Create a Healing Environment         [00:05:37] Cornerstones of Our Humanness         [00:11:30] We Need Conscious Leadership         [00:18:21] Powerful Childish Innocence         [00:26:14] Roots of Suffering in Business         [00:33:21] Measure Success with Service

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Tiffany Peterson Teaches Us to Increase Our Energy Economy

It’s time to step into our greatness, change our mindset and create the business we’ve always dreamt of. We chat with business coach, Tiffany Peterson,...

It’s time to step into our greatness, change our mindset and create the business we’ve always dreamt of. We chat with business coach, Tiffany Peterson, who explains that we are our own energy economy and how we maintain that can change our world. By placing self-care of the mind, body, heart, and spirit, as our top priority, we can transform our path into a healthy, productive journey. Tiffany has worked as a corporate business coach and now has a thriving new podcast called the Tiffany Peterson Podcast which is a great resource to nourish your mind. Spending time learning new things and surrounding yourself with those who inspire you are just a couple of strategic steps that Tiffany shares to help you get ‘unstuck’. Join us today if you are ready to get out of your funk and chase your dreams.  [00:00:00] Coaching Through Challenges [00:06:04] Your Energy Economy Focus [00:11:30] Clarifying A Basic Life Principle  [00:18:21] Women Creating Relationships [00:26:09] Go the Extra Mile in Business [00:33:21] Prioritize, Nourish, and Associate

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Evolve Your Business with “The Healing Organization” and “Total Rethink”

It’s time to help your business become the best it can be by imputing practices and technology that will make sure your company is keeping...

It’s time to help your business become the best it can be by imputing practices and technology that will make sure your company is keeping up with our fast-paced world. First, we get to the heart of the matter and learn about the importance of conscious capitalism from Michael J. Gelb, Co-Author of “The Healing Organization: Awakening the Conscience of Business to Help Save the World”. He explains that adapting a healing environment in your workplace by valuing your employees, building a compassionate workspace, chasing greener initiatives, and developing an overall conscious company culture can pave your way to success. Hear Michael’s tips on creating a work environment that creates loyal employees and customers. Then, are your employees frightened by the thought of learning a new computer system or deviating from their tried-and-true routines that are less efficient than they should be? It’s time to let go of the past and embrace change, and David McCourt, Founder and Chairman of Granahan McCourt Capital and Author of “Total Rethink: Why Entrepreneurs Should Act Like Revolutionaries”, shares how. He details steps that can help your company work their way through transformation, learn the value of collaboration, and shares the importance of a mentor during these times. Tune in and learn how to jumpstart your business to keep up with today’s fast-paced flow. [00:00:00] Awaken Conscious Business [00:05:35] Healing Means Wholeness [00:11:30] Put Your Employees First [00:18:21] Stop Incremental Thinking [00:25:55] The Value of Collaboration [00:33:21] Improve Your Strengths

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Breakthrough Mastermind Event in NYC

Did you know that approximately 15-million Americans suffer from food allergies? SAFE + FAIR Food Company addresses the unique needs of this growing audience by...

Did you know that approximately 15-million Americans suffer from food allergies? SAFE + FAIR Food Company addresses the unique needs of this growing audience by creating products featuring recognizable ingredients, stringent allergen protocols, and affordable pricing. CEO Will Holsworth breaks down how a direct-to-consumer business model keeps SAFE + FAIR competitive in the clean-label food space. Next, Alan journeys to the heart of New York City to attend the Breakthrough Mastermind event. Entrepreneur Top 10 Keynote Speaker, Founder of SD Media Holdings, and event host, Scott Duffy shares his most significant insights from the week-long NYC mastermind before previewing an upcoming experience with Navy Seals at the Coronado Naval Base in January 2019. Then, Randall Thompson, Founder and President of Thompson Mug Company, turned a moment of inspiration in a baseball dugout into a multimillion-dollar business. As the former Toronto Blue Jays Pitcher prepares for an epic licensing agreement, we find out how he’s weathered growing pains while quickly scaling his business. Finally, imagine teaching your employees with the help of interactive games. Scrimmage is a mobile training and education platform designed to provide a personalized, engaging, and fun learning environment for all ages. We explore the ‘gamification’ of education with Founder and CEO, Derek Lundsten.

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Washlava Revolutionizes Laundry and Branding Influence with Michelle Corr Media

Once again, it is true that necessity is the mother of invention and sometimes as an entrepreneur you make a move that doesn’t work out...

Once again, it is true that necessity is the mother of invention and sometimes as an entrepreneur you make a move that doesn’t work out but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t the right direction. Todd Belveal, Founder and CEO of Washlava, shares the perfect example of a great idea that wasn’t fully realized at the time of investment. Todd details how his company has revolutionized the laundry world but creating facilities that are run completely by a smartphone. Users and operators are able to access the washing machines and dryers 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Learn how Washlava was able to create laundry spaces that hold cleanliness, reliability, and ease of use as a top priority. Next, we dive into the best way to tell the world about your business with marketing expert Michelle Corr, Brand Strategist at Michelle Corr Media. Michelle explains that true branding is the psychological, emotional, and subconscious energy, or the intangible benefits, behind a person, product, or service. Building your brand is kind of like building a home, and you must start with a good foundation. Listen now for Michelle’s nuggets of wisdom to help elevate your brand’s influence.  [00:00:00] Necessity Equals Invention [00:05:27] Revolutionizing Laundromats [00:11:30] Finding Success from Failure [00:18:20] Journey from Alaska To Hawaii [00:26:28] Three Key Pillars of Branding [00:33:21] Elevating Your Influence

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Ink Global’s Print Comeback and Indistractable with Nir Eyal

When you’re an entrepreneur your business can be a roller coaster of success, you will have your good days and bad. The key is being...

When you’re an entrepreneur your business can be a roller coaster of success, you will have your good days and bad. The key is being able to sustain your forward momentum even on the darkest days. Simon Leslie, CEO of Ink Global and Author of “There’s No F in Sales: A Book About Selling in Every Market Condition”, shares about the death and rebirth of the magazine industry. He shares the clever strategies they used when the internet took the world by storm and shoved print to the back of the shelf. Hear Simon’s five tips for conquering the downswings in your business. Then, it’s time to learn how to live in the present moment so we don’t miss out on the important things. Nir Eyal, Author of “Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life”, details the moment he realized that it was time for him to put down his phone and immerse in his life. He explains the key factors that contribute to the external and internal distractions that can keep us from accomplishing our goals. Listen now for ways to control the triggers that set off your distractions and you too can become indistractable.  [00:00:00] Rebirth of the Magazine [00:06:08] Why Print is Still Valuable [00:11:30] Persistence and Perspective [00:18:21] How to Control Your Attention  [00:26:55] Conquering Internal Triggers [00:33:21] Undistracted Relationships

39 mins

Improve your AQ with Brilliant Measurements from PEAK Learning

When push comes to shove how will you respond? It turns out that there is a little something called AQ (Adversity Quotient) and it is...

When push comes to shove how will you respond? It turns out that there is a little something called AQ (Adversity Quotient) and it is the measurement of how you deal with a roadblock. We are joined by Dr. Paul G. Stoltz, Founder and CEO of PEAK Learning, who details his 40 years of research revolving around AQ. He also discusses grit, which is the resilience that you are able to embrace and face a challenge with. Paul explains that it’s important to measure not only your personal AQ but that of your employees as well, so you can make sure you’re all able to conquer obstacles together. If you are able to react better and faster to bad situations then it could change your whole life.Tune in to find out how Paul can help you develop the tools you need to strengthen your AQ and grit.  [00:00:00] Your Response to Upset [00:05:59] Avoid Completion Erosion [00:11:30] Measuring AQ with Innovation [00:18:21] Use Adversity Constructively [00:25:14] Tools for CORE Check [00:33:22] Entrepreneurs Embody Grit

39 mins

HIT Principles and The Unshackled Owner

Confidence and clarity are two of the most important driving forces behind a successful entrepreneur. We have the pleasure of hearing from two business men...

Confidence and clarity are two of the most important driving forces behind a successful entrepreneur. We have the pleasure of hearing from two business men who have developed core principles that can make your entrepreneurial journey a little less rocky. Steven Kuhn, a decorated United States army combat veteran and Creator of HIT Principles, explains the philosophy he lives by and what it has helped him achieve. Steven sounds off about how going into a meeting with honesty, integrity, and transparency (HIT) can open up your world to luck and coincidence which can in turn give you that big break in business you’ve been waiting for. Hear Steven’s sure-fire way to create the life you’ve always dreamed of. Then, we chat with Aaron Scott Young, Chief Strategy Officer of The Unshackled Owner, who details his journey from successful business owner to jail and back again. There is a reason his company was able to run smoothly while he had to step away and it all comes down to the foundation that he built his business on. Tune in for Aaron’s tips on having clarity towards the goals you hope to conquer and how to build a strong team to help you reach the top.  [00:00:00] Evolution of HIT Principles [00:05:38] Create Authentic Connections [00:11:30] No More Selfish Entrepreneur  [00:18:21] An Unlucky Acquaintance [00:25:43] Find the Time to Recharge [00:33:21] Have Measurable Outcomes

39 mins

A Story of Abraham Lincoln and My Personal Therapeutics Cancer Treatment

A great leader is often curated through their ability to overcome struggles with honesty and integrity. The ever evolving political landscape presents us with the...

A great leader is often curated through their ability to overcome struggles with honesty and integrity. The ever evolving political landscape presents us with the opportunity to learn from the past and admire some of the challenges they conquered. Author of  “Young Lincoln of New Salem”, Sam Rawlins shares why he became passionate about President Abraham Lincon’s origin story. Honest Abe’s ability to climb out of bankruptcy, cope with the loss of his fiance, and still continue on to pursue his passion for the law eventually led him to gain the title of the 16th President of the United States. Sam details his personal past and how it led him to write a book about a man he admired greatly. Hear the tale of Abraham’s journey from store clerk to leading the country through the American Civil War. Next, we hear from a female entrepreneur who conquered some amazing obstacles to help save lives. Laura Towart, Founder and CEO of My Personal Therapeutics, explains how she fell in love with technology that allows scientists to utilize fruit flies for personalized cancer treatment. She tells us that she gave up her schooling to pursue this passion, lost her investors and even spent down to her last dime to be able to offer it to the world. Learn more about how Laura’s gut instinct made it possible for some to change their lives forever! [00:00:00] Evolving Political Landscape [00:05:33] Lincoln’s Entrepreneurial Journey [00:11:30] From Bankrupt to President [00:18:19] Fruit Flies to Save Lives [00:24:37] Personalized Cancer Treatment [00:33:21] Trust Your Gut Instinct

39 mins

The Future of Business Innovation with Olo and Think Like Amazon

Think outside the box! Entrepreneurs need to find creative solutions to the problems that businesses before them have faced. Luckily, there are some leaders that...

Think outside the box! Entrepreneurs need to find creative solutions to the problems that businesses before them have faced. Luckily, there are some leaders that have already taken it upon themselves to take those first steps and Noah Glass, Founder and CEO of Olo, is one of them. Way back in 2005, Noah had a gut instinct that the smartphone would be the gateway to convenience for consumers and thus Olo, the on-demand, digital ordering interface was born. The application makes it possible for hungry patrons to order from their phone, skip the line, and even have food delivered to their doorstep from over 300 restaurant brands across the US. Hear Noah’s success story about dropping out of Harvard business school and laying it all on the line for his passion now. Up next, we hear from a former Amazon employee about what this successful company taught him. John Rossman, Author of Think Like Amazon: 50 ½ Ideas to Become a Digital Leader and Managing Partner at Rossman Partners, explains what he learned by working alongside Amazon’s Jeff Bezos. John shares why harmony is overvalued in the workplace and consensus is not always the best path to innovation. John’s book offers ideas on how to take your business to the next level by using some of the philosophies that are in place behind one of the most successful companies. If you are willing to be misunderstood for your departure from conventional business practices on the path to operational excellence then join us for advice on taking your first step. [00:00:00] Convenience at Your Fingertips [00:05:32] Laying it on the Line for Passion [00:11:30] Take the Road Less Traveled [00:18:21] Patience Leads to Evolution [00:26:48] Move Fast and Break Things [00:33:21] Achieve Operational Excellence

39 mins

Discover Your Higher Nature with The MindFix Group and Mobius Media Solutions

Whatever your habits are, good or bad, chances are that they were formed by learned beliefs you’ve carried around for years.  Erin Pheil, Founder of...

Whatever your habits are, good or bad, chances are that they were formed by learned beliefs you’ve carried around for years.  Erin Pheil, Founder of The MindFix Group, exclaims that it’s time to get rid of things that are no longer serving you. With the self-help epidemic that’s occurring it’s easy to get caught up with trying to add tools and tactics to your busy life in order to fix your issues. Erin shares that we must identify the root of the problem and do away with it. Stop covering up your roadblocks and learn to demolish them with Erin’s advice for a clearer path. Next, it’s time to unlock your potential. Patch Baker, Former Marine and entrepreneur of Mobius Media Solutions, believes that we are capable of endless possibilities. He tells us that if we’re willing to continue conquering the small things every day then we’ll build the courage to go after the bigger obstacles. Many people are comfortable sitting in the passenger seat or on the sidelines of life but if you want to make a difference you have to be willing to take your spot in the driver’s seat. Patch asks us, “Do you want to participate or accelerate?”  You choose. Join us now. [00:00:00] The Epidemic that is Self-Help [00:05:26] It’s the Root of the Problem [00:11:30] Identify, Uncover, and Eliminate [00:18:21] Achievable Endless Possibilities [00:25:39] Defining Your Journey in Life [00:33:21] Purpose: The Force Behind Drive

39 mins

Why the Attitude is Gratitude with Dave Meltzer and Kevin Breeding

There is something to be said about the perspective you have on life and it can definitely make or break success. David Meltzer, Founder and...

There is something to be said about the perspective you have on life and it can definitely make or break success. David Meltzer, Founder and CEO of Sports 1 Marketing, explains that if you make the right decisions based on the right assumptions with the right perspective then you can create happiness. His latest book, “Game-Time Decision Making”, analyzes the strategies of professional sports coaches, managers, owners, and players which has given Dave in-depth insight on decision making. Change your life instantly by raising your awareness, taking accountability, finding forgiveness and empowering your ability to inspire others with these tips from Dave.  Next, we learn that work-life-balance in unattainable but maintaining wellness in all areas of your life isn’t. Mentor and Coach, Kevin Breeding, explains how he hit rock bottom and found clarity on the climb back up. He discovered that his purpose in life was helping others unpack their hidden potential and find a clear path to success. Profession, relationships, and spirituality are just a few of the seven assets in life that we must tend to. Join us to discover the other key components to a healthy lifestyle and unveil which is most important to you. [00:00:00] Assumptions with Perspective [00:05:44] A Map From Your Why to How [00:11:30] Persistent Pursuit of Potential [00:18:21] Find Your Total Life Blueprint [00:26:05] Your Secret Weapon to Clarity [00:33:22] Attend to Your Seven Assets

39 mins

FranklinCovey Helps Straighten Out Your Management Mess

Are you the kind of leader that you would look up to? Stepping into a management role is not always second nature and sometimes it...

Are you the kind of leader that you would look up to? Stepping into a management role is not always second nature and sometimes it takes some failures to rise to the top of your game. We are joined by Scott Jeffrey Miller, Executive Vice President of Thought Leadership of FranklinCovey, who tells us why he wrote his new book, “Management Mess to Leadership Success: 30 Challenges to Become the Leader You Would Follow”. His book is a refreshing, unique take on the unseen side of management that is not often discussed. Taking on this role can be messy and it will be easier to find success with some sage advice. Many roadblocks can pop up on the way to creating a strong team and Scott offers valuable tips on how to thoughtfully face challenges head-on. Are you ready to hone your skills and become a boss that your employees will love and respect? Join us for Scott’s teachings on strengthening your leadership skills.   [00:00:00] A Great Leader is a Vulnerable Leader [00:05:55] Don’t be Fooled, Management is Messy [00:11:30] Courage to Lead Difficult Conversations [00:18:21] Honest Feedback Can Be Priceless  [00:26:25] Make Time to Form Solid Relationships [00:33:22] Take Time to Clearly Define Your Intent

39 mins

Four Principles to a Healthier You with iN3 Nutrition

What do you see when you look in the mirror? Do you feel that you are at your personal best? There is no denying that...

What do you see when you look in the mirror? Do you feel that you are at your personal best? There is no denying that our physical health is closely linked to our overall well-being. If you aren't feeling top notch, need more energy, or just a boost of self esteem, there are some simple steps you can follow to find yourself again. Jason Phillips, Founder and CEO of iN3 Nutrition, shares his story that unfortunately began with recovering from anorexia and led to a path of wellness that has had a ripple effect on many others. He explains why it’s necessary to break unhealthy habits and thought processes in order to have the life you’ve always dreamed of. Jason also tells us that it’s possible to maintain a healthy lifestyle without sacrificing everything that you love. At the Nutritional Coaching Institute, he and his team have developed application based courses, and he explains that understanding theory is great but you really must know how to apply those theories to your life. If you’re ready to change your life, listen in for Jason’s four core principles to create a better you.  [00:00:00] Facing Yourself in the Mirror [00:05:26] From Anorexia to a Nutrition [00:11:30] A Healthy Paradigm Shift [00:18:21] The Meaning of Macro Diet [00:25:38] Using Practical Application [00:33:21] Four Healthy Core Principles 

39 mins

ElliQ’s Cognitive Technology and Chamber.Media’s Brand Awareness Tips

Staying social and active are some of the key factors in maintaining a healthy lifestyle as we age. There is a rising separation between the...

Staying social and active are some of the key factors in maintaining a healthy lifestyle as we age. There is a rising separation between the older and newer generations as technology advances which can actually hinder the aging population’s lifestyles. Depression, loneliness, and degradation of health in the elderly can be fought with the introduction of a social robotic companion, ElliQ. Dor Skuler, CEO and Founder of Intuition Robotics, explains how their latest invention can help seniors stay engaged, connected, and feeling well in the digital age. If you know someone that could use a social companion find out how this cognitive robot can help preserve independence in the second half of life. After that, we learn about the value of social media marketing with Travis Chambers, Founder and Chief Media Hacker of Chamber.Media. He explains clever strategies that can be used to increase your views and shares, as well as helping you understand the benefits of an ad funnel. Travis shares his career success story that began with a viral YouTube video titled “The real meaning of MPH”, and was skyrocketed by a Turkish Airlines commercial featuring Kobe Bryant and Lionel Messi. Hear his tips on making the most of your marketing distribution budget and increasing your brand awareness. [00:00:00] Stay Connected with ElliQ [00:06:01] Learn Something New Every Day [00:11:35] The Importance of a Consultant [00:18:26] Shareable Social Over Viral [00:25:32] Increase Your Brand Awareness [00:33:27] Ad Funnels Convert to Profit

39 mins

Dog is Good Celebrates Your Best Friend and Strategic Partnerships Bring Success

There’s is nothing quite like the feeling of your excited dog greeting you with pure joy the moment you walk in your front door. There...

There’s is nothing quite like the feeling of your excited dog greeting you with pure joy the moment you walk in your front door. There is a company that has captured that feeling in a brand and we talk with Co-Founder of Dog is Good, Gila Kurtz, about how they did it. Their stylish, four-legged friend accessories have managed to resonate with customers hearts and can be found everywhere from Advanced Auto to Nordstrom. Find out how you can conquer the entrepreneurial setbacks when you're turning your passion into a career and where you can pick up a t-shirt that sums up the sentiment you feel for your canine best friend. Then, we discuss the value of a trusted relationship with strategic partner, Kevin Thompson, who has made over 600 successful business partnerships. Kevin explains how he began forming these symbiotic connections and what they have helped him achieve in his career. Join us to learn how to surround yourself with a solid network of entrepreneurs, avoid certain mistakes, and find success while helping others achieve it as well. [00:00:00] Capturing Lightning in a Bottle [00:04:57] A Leap of Faith for Your Passion [00:11:30] Show Up to Face Challenges [00:18:21] Value of a Trusted Relationship [00:26:02] Connect with High-Quality Clients [00:33:21] Create Solid Strategic Partnerships

39 mins

"You Are Enough" and "Wish Man" Teach Us Strength

Our character is often formed by the experiences of our past and the choices we make on how to deal with those experiences. It turns...

Our character is often formed by the experiences of our past and the choices we make on how to deal with those experiences. It turns out that with a little hard work, we can change the narrative we’ve written in our minds and become more successful people. We begin the hour with Megan Fenyo, Founder of the I Am Enough Movement and Author of “You Are Enough”, who explains how through her struggles she found strength. She shares her story about an abusive childhood, a toxic marriage, and how, after it all, she took back her life. Hear five steps that can help you overcome your negative self-talk and pave a new path toward success. Then, we learn about the power of giving back from Andrew Steel, lead actor in Wish Man, and Founder and President of Flicks 4 Change. He discusses the amazing opportunity he’s been given to play Frank Shankwitz, Founder of Make-A-Wish Foundation, in the film. Andrew also explains how he learned that service to those in need comes before personal rewards and how that principle has made an enormous impact on his life. If you are ready to be a part of something bigger, listen for Andrew’s tips on helping others while your own dreams are realized. [00:00:00] Overcoming Toxic Thought Patterns [00:05:45] Moving From Struggles to Strength [00:11:30] Five Steps to Knowing You’re Enough [00:18:20] Giving Back Against All Odds [00:26:03] Mysterious Ways of The Universe [00:33:21] Give Back First, Rewards Later

39 mins

Get Some Face Time with Symposium and Next Generation Coaching

Business can be all about connections and the advice you share with fellow entrepreneurs is valuable. There is now a way that you can make...

Business can be all about connections and the advice you share with fellow entrepreneurs is valuable. There is now a way that you can make your time equal money. Troy Roques, Director of Strategic Partnerships and Business Development for Symposium, discusses how the Symposium app allows you to set a rate for your time and get paid up front for that coffee or lunch business meeting. This app can even give kids the opportunity to sign up for tutoring and make some extra money. Are you looking for a safe side hustle for you or someone in your family? Learn more now. Then, how you deal with your experiences helps define your identity and the Coach’s Coach, Travis Brady of Next Generation Coaching, explains how choosing a positive path can lead to success. He also tells us how he learned to look past his physical attributes and realize that he was capable of conquering his goals. Tune in for Travis’ tips on guiding others with what you had to learn the hard way.   [00:00:00] Value of Reputation and Time [00:05:19] It’s All About Connections [00:11:30] Your Struggle is Your Story [00:18:21] You Are More Than Your Body [00:26:30] Choosing Positive Transformation [00:33:21] Identity Through Experiences

39 mins

Fight the New Drug and Money Ripples

The world is full of temptation and there are those out there trying to help many steer clear of taking the wrong path. Unfortunately, pornography...

The world is full of temptation and there are those out there trying to help many steer clear of taking the wrong path. Unfortunately, pornography has a scary underbelly and Doug Osmond, Director of Nonprofit Development for Fight the New Drug, explains the effort they are putting behind educating the public on this growing problem. Understanding how the porn industry is linked to human trafficking and hearing about the scientific effects it can have on one’s brain may open your eyes to a scary world you didn’t know existed. Learn more about how you can help others fight this addiction. Then, are you working too much and letting life fly by? It’s time to start making the most of your money and Chris Miles, Cash Flow Expert and Anti-Financial Advisor for Money Ripples, joins us to discuss how you can reallocate your funds in order to have a more relaxed way of living. Taking an equal look at your income and expenses can make it possible to free up cash flow that you didn’t realize was being misused. Tune in for more on financial freedom and Chris’ book, Beyond Rice and Beans, which can help you live comfortably without sacrificing what you love. [00:00:00] Opening Your Eyes to a Problem [00:06:10] FIGHTERS Stand Up to Educate [00:11:30] Be a Voice, Spread the Message [00:18:21] Help From an Anti-financial Advisor [00:26:30] Reallocate Funds, Free Up Time [00:33:21] The Cash Flow You’ve Been Missing

39 mins

Real Estate on Your Terms with Wholesaling, Inc.

The housing market is a roller coaster of exciting investments and there is more than one way to get in on the action. Co-founder and...

The housing market is a roller coaster of exciting investments and there is more than one way to get in on the action. Co-founder and CEO of Wholesaling, Inc., Cody Hofhine, joins us to discuss their unique way to use real estate to your advantage. If you’re diligent, study the laws of the states you’re doing business in, and market correctly then wholesaling doesn’t require a realtor’s license. Cody explains the importance of discovering the story behind deeply discounted properties in order to help sellers solve the problem they are faced with. Assigning a contract or double closing on a property, depending on the state, can offer speed and convenience to sellers in a tight situation and put money in your pocket. If you have the courage to fail your way forward, not let life tell you no, and forge your own path to the life you dream of then listen to Cody’s tips now.   [00:00:00] Break the Mold, Do it Your Way [00:05:43] Creating a New Path to Success [00:11:30] Let Drive and Hustle Replace Funds [00:18:21] Solve Problems with the Real Story [00:27:46] Take Massive Imperfect Actions [00:33:21] Completely Avoid Analysis Paralysis

39 mins

Mike Donoghue, Kyle Lelli, and Cameron Mitchell

Opinions That Count and Five Cultural Pillars: Do you really want to know what your consumers are thinking? Well, there is a way to shift...

Opinions That Count and Five Cultural Pillars: Do you really want to know what your consumers are thinking? Well, there is a way to shift through influencers and hear the opinions of your loyal followers! Mike Donoghue, Founder and CEO of Alpha Group, and Kyle Lelli, General Manager of The Tylt, join us to explain their brilliant platform that can help businesses capture the pulse of their target audience. Hear how The Tylt, Pigeon, Project Text, and Elsewhere can help your company thrive and deliver what your customers crave. Then, we learn about the culture and values behind a company that was started by a man with a troubled past. Cameron Mitchell, Author of “YES IS THE ANSWER. WHAT IS THE QUESTION?”, explains the five cultural pillars that he founded his restaurant chain on. Cameron Mitchell Restaurants puts their people first and that appreciation is passed on to their guests. If you’re ready to define your mission and crush your goals then listen now for Cameron’s tips that will set you on the right path.    [00:00:00] Share Your Opinion Where It Counts [00:05:32] Showcase Topics with Real-Time Polling [00:11:31] Capture Opinions of Target Audience [00:18:21] It All Began with Culture and Values [00:28:07] Built by Our People For Our People [00:33:22] Integrity, Hard Work, and Goal Setting

39 mins

Dr. David Rodriguez and Matt Ross

Cultivate a Caring Culture and Activate Your Inner Artist: In business, it’s important to appreciate your employees so they have the confidence to take care...

Cultivate a Caring Culture and Activate Your Inner Artist: In business, it’s important to appreciate your employees so they have the confidence to take care of their customers. Dr. David Rodriguez, Global Chief Human Resources Officer of Marriott International, discusses the importance of building a strong culture for your company. Leaders that actually walk the talk help transform an ordinary moment into a special experience. Hear stories about how the Marriott family planted the seeds for a solid, caring business team. Next, we step into the world of creativity and explore the possibilities that it can open up. Matt Ross, Founder and CEO of One River School of Art and Design, shares why he felt compelled to start a school that would expand minds. Matt explains that their courses really spice things up by taking away the boredom factor that can sneak in when taking a single focus art medium class. Tune in for tips on finding the inspiration to chase your passion and create the career of your dreams. [00:00:00] Bring Your Spirit to Work with You [00:06:12] Become a Leader Who Really Cares [00:11:30] Culture is the Life Blood of a Company [00:18:20] Art is Essential to Your Wellness [00:27:15] Boredom is Creativity’s Greatest Enemy [00:33:21] Excite Your Brain, Chase Your Passion

39 mins

Chris Farrell and Jeffrey Hayzlett

Later Entrepreneurship and Becoming a Hero Company: Turning 65 doesn’t mean it’s time to retire; in fact, many are becoming entrepreneurs in the second half...

Later Entrepreneurship and Becoming a Hero Company: Turning 65 doesn’t mean it’s time to retire; in fact, many are becoming entrepreneurs in the second half of life. We are joined by Chris Farrell, Author of “Purpose and a Paycheck: Finding Meaning, Money, and Happiness in the Second Half of Life”, who explains the surge of those creating new careers after retirement age. Experienced workers are creative, productive, and can offer some sage advice that is incredibly valuable. Thinking about retiring? Chris can shed some light on achieving healthy, active, and purposeful aging by creating a new business or pursuing a path you’re passionate about. Then, are you ready for your company to be a part of something bigger? We chat with Jeffrey Hayzlett, Chairman and CEO of C-Suite Network and Author of “The Hero Factor: How Great Leaders Transform Organizations and Create Winning Cultures”, who shares how he came to know and work with The Hero Club. Jeffrey gives us an inside look at creating a hero culture within your business and how having a clearly defined mission can take your business to the next level. Listen now for the traits of a hero leader. [00:00:00] Entrepreneurs in the Second Half of Life [00:05:47] Most Valuable Under Appreciated Assets [00:11:30] Baby Boomers Chasing Their Forever Dreams [00:18:21] Transform Your Business into a Hero Company [00:26:22] Recognition: First Step on the Path to Change [00:33:22] Make Money and Answer the Call to Action

39 mins

Tommy Baker and James Purpura

Lean into Fear, Take Responsibility, and Create Your Path Are you sitting on the sidelines of your life? It’s time to jump in the game...

Lean into Fear, Take Responsibility, and Create Your Path Are you sitting on the sidelines of your life? It’s time to jump in the game and Tommy Baker of Resist Average Academy and Author of “The Leap of Your Life: How to Redefine Risk, Quit Waiting For 'Someday,' and Live Boldly”, shares his wisdom on where to start. Sometimes a seemingly small, inconsequential decision will give you that spark of forward momentum you’ve been searching for. Listen in for Tommy’s breakdown of some of the prominent myths for success and growth. Next, we learn how understanding your perceptions and emotions can help you take responsibility of your life. James Purpura, Co-Founder of Powerful U, explains how he took charge of his path and created a program to assist others in doing the same. Tune in for tips on understanding how using a positive mindset can open up endless opportunities. [00:00:00] Courage to Step into Your Next Leap [00:05:03] Overcoming Your Fear and Doubt [00:11:30] Dispelling Myths of Success and Growth [00:18:21] From Victim to Creator of Your Life [00:27:18] Taking Back the Power of Choice [00:33:22] Harness a Positive Mindset for Success

39 mins

Trip Hunter, Brock Felt, and Erik Casarez

Build a Strong Team to Achieve Success: Teamwork makes the dream work! Today's guests, Trip Hunter, Brock Felt, and Eric Casarez share how you can...

Build a Strong Team to Achieve Success: Teamwork makes the dream work! Today's guests, Trip Hunter, Brock Felt, and Eric Casarez share how you can arm your team with the tools they need for long term success. Startups should focus on acquiring talent with a diverse skill set according to Trip Hunter and Brock Felt of dot, a marketing company which helps businesses launch new products. Find out how dot can help your business avoid common pitfalls while going to market. Then, after ten years of being a front man in the military, Erik Casarez, began an entrepreneurial journey with his wife. Together, they co-founded Green Ledger CPA to help new business owners make sense of the slew of paperwork that comes with owning your own company. Learn how to simplify your small business accounting with the help of Green Ledger CPA. [00:00:00] Build a Team with Diverse Skill Sets [00:05:33] Launching a Product with the Pros at dot [00:11:30] You Don't Have to Do it All on Your Own [00:18:21] Simplify Small Business Accounting [00:26:51] Vision, Mission, and Values from a Veteran [00:33:21] Get Your Priorities Straightened Out

39 mins

Professor M.S. Rao and Carol Barkes

Soft Leadership Skills and Communication Tools: When the stakes are high in business, emotions can impede communication skills and hurt leadership ability. Professor M.S. Rao,...

Soft Leadership Skills and Communication Tools: When the stakes are high in business, emotions can impede communication skills and hurt leadership ability. Professor M.S. Rao, Ph.D., and Carol Barkes, CPM offer tools to take control of your reactions in the heat of the moment. Character, charisma, and conscience are a few of the 'elemental C’s' that are essential in achieving soft leadership skills according to Professor Rao, Founder of MSR Leadership Consultants India and Author of “Soft Leadership: An Innovative Leadership Style to Resolve Conflicts Amicably through Soft Skills and Negotiation Skills to Achieve Global Stability, Peace and Prosperity” . Learn how to become an amicable and respected leader by harnessing the power of these essential skills. Next, conflict resolution expert, mediator, national speaker, and educator from Media Ambassadors and co-author of "Success Breakthroughs: Leading Entrepreneurs and Professionals Reveal Their Secrets for Breaking Through to Success", Carol Barkes, dives into the connection between neuroscience and effective conflict resolution. Carol explores the human psyche and offers tips to become a world-class negotiator. Discover how to take your business and leadership skills to the next level. [00:00:00] Refine Your Personality, Behavior, and Attitude [00:06:00] Nine Elemental “C”s Essential to Soft Leadership [00:11:30] A Tool Set for Leading People with an Open Mind [00:18:21] Understand Neuroscience for Conflict Resolution [00:26:23] Slow Down and Learn How to Listen  [00:33:21] Difficult Conversations in Volatile Environments

39 mins

George Black and Sean Byrnes

Episode #141: Calculated Risk Taking and Increasing Productivity Published: March 2, 2019 Your career may have been born from passion, but what will sustain your journey? Securing entrepreneurial mentors...

Episode #141: Calculated Risk Taking and Increasing Productivity Published: March 2, 2019 Your career may have been born from passion, but what will sustain your journey? Securing entrepreneurial mentors who have already ventured the road less traveled will accelerate success. In this episode, George Black and Sean Byrnes share sage advice to take smart risks and increase productivity. George Black, Author of “Dear, Mr. A” (soon to be re-titled "The Next Level Entrepreneur-Finding Direction IN Your Passions and Build a Great Company"), reveals how the 'ready, aim, fire’ concept can help you take calculated risks in your business. Next, we are joined by Sean Byrnes, Co-Founder and CEO of Outlier AI, Inc., an artificial intelligence company that helps businesses make the most out of masses of data. Listen for Sean’s top six hacks to increase productivity and make the most of your workday. [00:00:00] Sage Advice is Invaluable in Business [00:05:00] Achieve Success with the Fuel of Passion [00:11:30] Navigate Your Obstacles with Strategy [00:18:21] Don’t Let Bad Habits Get the Best of You [00:26:28] Tips for Top Efficiency and Productivity [00:33:21] Don’t Get Motion Confused with Progress

39 mins

Brian Hamilton and Mark J. Kohler

Entrepreneurial Inmates and Taxes Simplified: Are there second chances on the road to retribution? Brian Hamilton, Founder of Inmates to Entrepreneurs, Co-Founder of Sageworks, and...

Entrepreneurial Inmates and Taxes Simplified: Are there second chances on the road to retribution? Brian Hamilton, Founder of Inmates to Entrepreneurs, Co-Founder of Sageworks, and Founder of Brian Hamilton Foundation, has developed an eight-week program that walks inmates through creating their own low capital business. From product conception to launch, learn how Brian is making employment after incarceration a reality for motivated individuals. Then, it’s our favorite time of year, tax season! We are joined by Mark Kohler, CPA and Attorney at KKOS Lawyers, Author of “The Tax and Legal Playbook”, and “Financial Freedom: What Wall Street Isn’t Telling You”, and Co-Host of the "Refresh Your Wealth" podcast. Learn how to take control of your finances by understanding deductions, payroll, write-offs, and more. Mark shares three tax tips to make the most of your money. [00:00:00] A Chance to Right a Wrong and Start Again [00:06:58] Inmates Start Low Capital Businesses [00:11:30] Incarceration to Entrepreneur in Eight Weeks [00:18:21] LLC vs S Corp: What You Need to Know [00:26:00] The Right Way to Protect Your Assets [00:33:22] Tips to Become Your Own Tax Advocate

39 mins

Cliff Marks and Nathan Miller

Necessity Fuels the Spirit of Entrepreneurship: Going to the theater has been one of America's favorite pastimes for over 100 years, but modern cinephiles are enjoying the latest...

Necessity Fuels the Spirit of Entrepreneurship: Going to the theater has been one of America's favorite pastimes for over 100 years, but modern cinephiles are enjoying the latest blockbusters from the comfort of their own homes. As viewing preferences change, movie theaters have sought alternative revenue streams to stay afloat, explains Cliff Marks, President and Interim-CEO of National Cinemedia (NCM). NCM's branch, Noovie, may be just the ticket to bring the big screen into modernity, giving viewers the opportunity to interact with the experience through smartphones, and offering innovative advertising solutions to businesses. Find out how NCM has evolved to keep pace with the advancing technology of the film industry. Next, we are joined by Nathan Miller, President and Founder of Rentec Direct, who got into App development out of sheer necessity. Nathan was managing multiple rental properties, and keeping track of them started to get overwhelming. He created the Rentec Direct App which allows property managers and landlords to seamlessly connect with their tenants, and organize their properties, financial records, and tax records. Rentec is now serving over 15,000 happy users. Discover why Rentec's 'customer success' philosophy is the key to outperforming the competition.  [00:00:00] Surviving Disruption at the Cinemas  [00:05:31] Noovie Provides Alternative Revenue [00:11:30] Innovative Brand Extensions Deliver Success [00:18:21] Connection Through Vertically Integrated Assets [00:25:00] Manage Your Rentals from Your Smartphone [00:33:21] Avoid a Mundane Career, Build Out of Passion

39 mins

Dr. Diane Hamilton and Lil Roberts

Walk the Ledge, Spark Curiosity, and Unlock Your Potential: Entrepreneurs are not born overnight, in fact, for some people their potential is hidden deep within...

Walk the Ledge, Spark Curiosity, and Unlock Your Potential: Entrepreneurs are not born overnight, in fact, for some people their potential is hidden deep within and must be dug out. We begin the show discussing how to find a clear path to entrepreneurship with Dr. Diane Hamilton, Author of “Cracking the Curiosity Code: The Key to Unlocking Human Potential”, Host of "Take the Lead", and Founder and CEO of Tonerra. Dr. Hamilton explains how she came to explore the path of curiosity and why it is so important for her to amplify this message. She shares the four factors that hinder people from finding their passion and explains how the Curiosity Code Index training can help not only the individual, but entire companies as well. Next, we chat with Lil Roberts, Co-Founder of Xendoo, who gives us some tips and tricks for the beginning entrepreneur. Dubbing herself a 'ledge walker', Lil prides herself on embracing an adventurous lifestyle and an innate ability to take calculated risks. Bringing her personal life philosophy into her career, Lil coaches business leaders during their journey through disruption. Whether you're revamping your accounting practices, hiring top talent, searching for a mentor, or just trying to minimize stress, Lil divulges expert advice to help small companies succeed. It’s time to release your fears, take control of your life, and start a career you're truly passionate about - tune in now! [00:00:00] "Cracking the Curiosity Code" by Dr. Hamilton [00:05:24] Four Factors to Unlocking Human Potential [00:11:30] Curiosity Code Index Boosts EQ [00:18:21] Lil Roberts and the Life of a 'Ledge Walker' [00:26:23] Top Hacks to Disrupt Your Industry [00:33:21] Eliminate Stress, Prepare for Success 

39 mins

David Meltzer, Mike Bieker, Isaac Ashkenazi, and Dave Buchko

2019 Consumer Electronics Show (Part 4): In this special edition of Entrepreneur Weekly, Alan Taylor travels to Las Vegas for the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show...

2019 Consumer Electronics Show (Part 4): In this special edition of Entrepreneur Weekly, Alan Taylor travels to Las Vegas for the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). In this episode, enjoy interviews with David Meltzer of Sports 1 Marketing, Mike Bieker of Lume Cube, Inc., Isaac Ashkenazi of Cavalier Audio, and Dave Buchko of Byton. First up, David Meltzer, Founder and CEO of Sports 1 Marketing, is back in the hot seat to discuss how suffering can catalyze success. No stranger to overcoming trials and tribulations, David recalls, "I surrounded myself with the wrong people, the wrong ideas, and I lost over one hundred million dollars. Best day of my life.” Learn how you can use gratitude, forgiveness, effective communication, and inspiration to overcome trying times and achieve affluence. Next, shoot professional marketing videos on the go without investing a fortune into expensive lighting equipment. Mike Bieker, President and CEO of Lume Cube, Inc., gives us the product details of the Lume Cube Air VC. Are you ready to let your light (and video content) shine? Then, learn how to stand out in a crowded marketplace.  Isaac Ashkenazi, Co-creator of Cavalier Audio, says his company is competing against audio industry giants by staying true to their sharp design aesthetic and commitment to craftsmanship. Hear why The Maverick, an Alexa-enabled portable Bluetooth/WiFi speaker system, is the perfect encapsulation of the Cavalier Audio brand. Finally, we turn our focus to an automotive startup that’s taking a new approach to modern vehicle design. Dave Buchko, Product Communication Manager for Byton, divulges the inspiration behind their highly-styled M-Byte before explaining how strategic alliances have helped them launch their first vehicle in just 39 short months. [00:00:00] Happiness and the Inspired Person [00:06:45] Losing $100-million, Finding Gratitude [00:11:30] Let Your Light (and Content) Shine [00:18:21] Strategies to Take on Industry Giants [00:29:03] Byton Gets Bold with Car Interior Design [00:33:21] Strategic Alliances Speed Up Launch

39 mins

Kevin Harrington, Sundip Doshi, James Symons, Randy Garn, and Josh Poulsen

2019 Consumer Electronics Show (Part 3) In this special edition of Entrepreneur Weekly, Alan Taylor travels to Las Vegas for the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show...

2019 Consumer Electronics Show (Part 3) In this special edition of Entrepreneur Weekly, Alan Taylor travels to Las Vegas for the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). In this episode, we’ll sit down with one of the original sharks on ABC’s “Shark Tank”, Kevin Harrington, Sundip Doshi of AerNos, James Symons of TechDen, Randy Garn of Skipio, and Josh Poulsen of House of Marley. First up to the mic is the ‘As Seen on TV’ king, Kevin Harrington. As television viewership declines, Kevin has adapted his business model for the digital age. We learn the key benefits of targeted marketing on social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram. Next, Sundip Doshi, Founder, Chairman, and CEO of AerNos, Inc., says what started a business proposition has evolved into a humanitarian mission. The entrepreneurial engineer explains the motivation and applications of AerNos nano gas sensors. Then, Randy Garn, CMO of Skipio, rides shotgun with Alan Taylor as they interview an Australian entrepreneur hoping to solve a global parenting problem. James Symons, Founder and CEO of TechDen, shares how their IoT device/App combo empowers parents to limit screen time and foster lifelong, healthy internet habits. Closing the show, Josh Poulsen, Director of Product Development for House of Marley, gives us a bird’s eye view on their new product offerings for 2019 including the Exodus On-Ear Headphones and Liberate Wireless Earbuds. [00:00:00] Benefits of Shifting Marketing from TV to Digital [00:06:19] Kevin Harrington Give Tips to Secure Capital [00:11:30] AerNos Helps World Breathe Easy with Tech [00:18:21] TechDen Solves Screen Struggle for Parents [00:26:09] How to Rebound from Failed Market Predictions [00:33:21] New Products from House of Marley

39 mins

Bill Kallman, Andreas Widy, Dana Wollman, Cory Bergeron, Ross Wesson, and David Meltzer

2019 Consumer Electronics Show (Part 2): In this special edition of Entrepreneur Weekly, Alan Taylor travels to Las Vegas for the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show...

2019 Consumer Electronics Show (Part 2): In this special edition of Entrepreneur Weekly, Alan Taylor travels to Las Vegas for the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). In this episode, we’ll sit down with Bill Kallman of Global Energy Transmission, Andreas Widy of Navatics, Dana Wollman of Engadget, Cory Bergeron of Pitch Video, Ross Wesson of Robotically, Inc., and David Meltzer of Sports 1 Marketing. Our first guest has the world’s predominant technology trade show electrified with possibilities! Co-Founder and U.S. Director for Global Energy Transmission (GET Corp.), Bill Kallman, gives us the scoop on their safe ‘power clouds’ which can enable you to fly a commercial drone indefinitely while charging wirelessly in the air. Next, Andreas Widy, Co-Founder and CEO of Navatics Technology, explains how they’ve transitioned from a successful Kickstarter campaign, to mass production and distribution of their 4K underwater drone. Then, Dana Wollman, Executive Editor at Engadget, gives us an insider’s view on CES trends. Hear the latest industry buzz on Apple Home Kit, smart televisions, concept cars, and drones. The CEO of Pitch Video, Cory Bergeron, steps up to the mic to reveal the latest digital marketing video trends for 2019. Find out how you can use video to emotionally move consumers towards a buying decision.  Ross Wesson, Co-founder and CFA of Robotically, Inc., is next in the hot seat. Ross fills us in on why Birmingham, Alabama was the ideal location to launch his technology startup alongside Dr. Austin Gurley. Wrapping up the episode, David Meltzer, Founder and CEO of Sports 1 Marketing and Host of Entrepreneur’s "Elevator Pitch", has a message for entrepreneurs everywhere, "First time entrepreneurs fail 90% of the time.” Don’t miss David’s recipe for startup success. [00:00:00] GET Corp. Creates Wireless Power Clouds [00:05:53] Navatics Opens Up Sea of Possibilities [00:11:30] Apple Home Kit Leaves Industry Buzzing [00:18:20] Digital Marketing Video Trends for 2019 [00:23:56] Technology Startup to Watch: Robotically [00:33:21] David Meltzer Says, "Be Realistic!"

39 mins

Jeromy Young, Anthony Dohrmann, and Andrew Rossow

2019 Consumer Electronics Show (Part 1): In this special edition of Entrepreneur Weekly, Alan Taylor travels to Las Vegas for the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show...

2019 Consumer Electronics Show (Part 1): In this special edition of Entrepreneur Weekly, Alan Taylor travels to Las Vegas for the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). In this episode, we’ll sit down with Jeromy Young of Atomos, Anthony Dohrmann of Electronic Caregiver and Addison Care, and Andrew Rossow of Rossow Law, LLC and GritDaily. First in the hot seat is Jeromy Young, Founder and CEO of Atomos. Jeromy has been working alongside digital imaging greats like Sony, Nikon, and Cannon since the early 2000s. During his career, Jeromy found that a keen understanding of cultural differences was paramount to his success in the tech industry. The Australian entrepreneur explains what it takes to earn respect in a global market. Then, are you struggling to meet the healthcare needs of elderly parents while simultaneously running your business? Alan searched high and low for a product which could ease this common pain point and discovered an electronic caregiving solution. Anthony Dohrmann, CEO of Electronic Caregiver and Addison Care, shares how their virtual caregiving solution is extending the functional life span of an aging population. Next, we turn our attention to the rising tide of online harassment. Andrew Rossow, Managing Editor of GritDaily and Attorney at Law for Rossow Law, LLC, explains how he’s harnessing the power of celebrity and the hashtag #CyberByte to lead the charge against cyberbullying.   [00:00:00] What it Takes to Work with Industry Greats [00:06:02] Out-muscle the Competition with Dedication [00:11:30] 'Yes Men' Are Stunting Your Growth [00:18:21] Juggle Caregiving with Business Ownership [00:26:49] Dealing with Doubt and Raising Capital [00:33:21] #CyberByte Aims to Halt Cyberbullying

39 mins

Derek Sisson & Christy Wilson Delk

Are You Ready to Risk it All to Be Your Own Boss?: After serving in the United States Marine Corps 2nd Force Reconnaissance Company, Derek...

Are You Ready to Risk it All to Be Your Own Boss?: After serving in the United States Marine Corps 2nd Force Reconnaissance Company, Derek Sisson searched for employment in the civilian workforce that would complement his unique skillset. Landing in Puerto Rico, Derek cut his entrepreneurial teeth in the tourism business before foraying into the importing and distribution of wine and spirits. In this time, Derek discovered the power of the veteran community and eventually launched his own brand, Merica Bourbon. We find out how Derek’s time in the service shaped the corporate culture, product design, and unique taste of Merica Bourbon. Then, would you be willing to sell your home, cash in your 401K, and risk it all to start your own business? If you crave the freedom of being your own boss, but don’t want to ‘go it alone’, a franchise might be the solution for you. Entrepreneur, business professor, and author of "Adventures in Franchise Ownership", Christy Wilson Delk, reveals her four pillar approach to successfully owning, operating, and eventually exiting a franchise. [00:00:00] Starting a Business Around Your Skill Set [00:06:04] Unleash the Power of the Veteran Community [00:11:30] Lessons on Capital, Integrity, and Faith [00:18:21] Explore the Benefits of Owning a Franchise [00:26:54] Stick-to-itiveness During Trying Times [00:33:21] 4-Pillar Approach to Franchise Ownership

39 mins

Jac Arbour

Get Your Financial Planning in Gear with Expert Money Management Tips: Are you frequently distracted by new opportunities and lack the focus to follow through...

Get Your Financial Planning in Gear with Expert Money Management Tips: Are you frequently distracted by new opportunities and lack the focus to follow through on an intentional investing strategy? Author of "May You Drink from the Saucer”, Certified Financial Planner, and President of J.M. Arbour Wealth Management, Jac Arbour, is ready to help you achieve a robust investment portfolio and abundant life. Learn how to gain clarity on your financial goals, discover the value of mentorship, and more. Plus, get a preview of Jac’s upcoming book, "This Little Piggy: The Tale of the Four Slotted Piggy Bank". [00:00:00] Meet Your Next Financial Planning Coach [00:05:18] New Book by Jac Arbour: "This Little Piggy" [00:11:30] Change the Way You Think About Money [00:18:20] Be Intentional with Your Investments [00:25:50] Learn to Flex Your Financial Muscles [00:33:21] Your Passion Doesn't Always Pay

39 mins

John Crowley & David Gran

Necessity is the Mother of Innovation: The birth of a child, the death of a loved one - There are events in our lives of...

Necessity is the Mother of Innovation: The birth of a child, the death of a loved one - There are events in our lives of such significance that they shake the very foundation of our being.  In 1998, John Crowley had a promising law career when his family received a shocking medical diagnosis; Pompe disease, a rare genetic and often fatal neuromuscular disorder, would ravage the bodies of John’s two children, leaving them dependent upon breathing and feeding tubes within 12 months’ time. Blind-sided by the cruel twist of fate, John began a race against time. From leaving a stable job to pursue a cure, to launching his biotech company, Amicus Therapeutics, John shares his gut-wrenching and inspiring journey. Our next guest was serving in the United States Marine Corps when he became frustrated with the lack of relocation resources available to military families. Seeing a gap in the market, David Gran, President of MilitaryByOwner Advertising, Inc., launched a website to advertise homes for sale and rent on U.S. military bases. David quickly understood that quality customer service would be paramount to the success of his business, and came up with an inventive strategy to better assist his target audience. Find out why David’s CS dream team is comprised of military spouses. [00:00:00] Family Blind-sided by Rare Diagnosis [00:05:51] Origin Story of Amicus Therapeutics [00:11:30] Never, Never, Never Give Up [00:18:20] Building a Website in the Early Internet Era [00:26:52] Know Your Customer, Be Your Customer [00:33:21] Manage Systems, Not Individuals

39 mins

Trent Shelton & Irvin Schorsch

Take Back Control Over Your Personal Life, Career, and Finances: “Once I realized that taking responsibility is the ultimate power, it changed my life forever.”...

Take Back Control Over Your Personal Life, Career, and Finances: “Once I realized that taking responsibility is the ultimate power, it changed my life forever.” Former NFL wide receiver, Trent Shelton, was living the dream playing professional football, but the sports business took a heavy toll; Trent was depressed and contemplating suicide. The birth of his son and death of a teammate snapped Trent back to reality – He needed to take control over his life. Flash forward nearly a decade: Trent is a top self-worth coach for RehabTime Organization, reaching over 50-million people on social media each week. Listen in as Trent candidly discusses how he embraced a purpose-driven life and built a supportive community from the ground up. Plus, Trent shares his top five pieces of advice for entrepreneurs. Our next guest is on a quest to free Americans from the grips of ‘financial purgatory.’ Irvin Schorsch, Founder and President of Pennsylvania Capital Management, has penned a new international best-seller, "Reinvent Rich: How to Make More Money, More Moments and More Meaning in Life". Irvin reveals hot topics from his book including inventive saving strategies, financial planning for parents, and rethinking retirement. [00:00:00] Former NFL Wide Receiver Hits Breaking Point [00:05:26] Take Responsibility and Take Back Your Life [00:11:30] Build a Community of Supporters, Not Fans [00:18:20] Trent Shelton's Advice for Entrepreneurs [00:24:30] Strategic Saving for the Whole Family [00:33:21] Why Time is Your Most Valuable Asset

39 mins

Nadia Finer

Speak in Your Authentic Voice and Illuminate Your Super Power: We all know that entrepreneurs are cut from an unusual cloth, but how do you...

Speak in Your Authentic Voice and Illuminate Your Super Power: We all know that entrepreneurs are cut from an unusual cloth, but how do you harness your eccentricities for a more profitable business? For in-demand public speaker, podcast host, and author of "LITTLE ME, BIG BUSINESS: How to Grow Your Small Business, Increase Your Profits and Go Global (in Your Pajamas)", Nadia Finer, the key to success was found by embracing her authentic voice – literally. Fearing that no one would take her seriously due to a uniquely youthful tone, Nadia avoided the limelight, and her business suffered as a result. Today, Nadia has built a brand around her unconventional sound, and encourages others to let their true-self shine. Hear Nadia’s tips on overcoming self-doubt, scaling a business without burning out, and intelligently pricing your goods and services. [00:00:00] Lack of Confidence Holding You Back? [00:06:18] Overcome Doubt, Embrace Your Quirk [00:11:31] Never Judge a Book by Its Cover [00:18:21] Selling Results Instead of Time [00:27:38] Ditch Boring Marketing Materials [00:33:22] Boxing Lessons for Business

39 mins

Evan Goldberg, Pamela Yanchick Connealy, Jennifer Cabalquinto & Eric Mitchell

2018 Oracle NetSuite SuiteConnect West: We’re broadcasting from SuiteConnect West where over 800 professionals came together to discuss how to strategically grow their business. Co-Founder...

2018 Oracle NetSuite SuiteConnect West: We’re broadcasting from SuiteConnect West where over 800 professionals came together to discuss how to strategically grow their business. Co-Founder and EVP of Development for Oracle NetSuite, Evan Goldberg, gives us a preview of his keynote presentation; learn how you can take the pulse of core operations and spot financial trends through NetSuite’s holistic, cloud-based software solutions. Next, we get the scoop on a San Francisco based non-profit which aims to irradiate poverty and create financial inclusion for all. To date, Kiva has lent out over $1.2-billion in 70 countries to some of the most impoverished people around the globe - And did we mention they don't charge any interest? CFO and Global Head of Operations, Pamela Yanchick Connealy, explains how micro-finance is opening up a world of possibilities for entrepreneurs everywhere. Then, Chief Financial Officer for the Golden State Warriors, Jennifer Cabalquinto, says that running a basketball franchise is more than simply turning a profit; you need to be a good neighbor to those in your local community. Jennifer gives us a 2019 expansion preview for the popular NBA team including a new arena and growing philanthropic efforts. We change gears to a topic near and dear to Alan Taylor’s hearts, helping veterans. Our next guest is the CEO of LifeFlip Media and United States Marine Corps veteran, Eric Mitchell. Working tirelessly with America’s warrior class, Eric teaches service people and their families how to stand out in a crowded marketplace by sharing their entrepreneurial journey. Discover four easy steps to captivate consumers through your unique brand story. [00:00:00] Manage Core Operations with Oracle NetSuite [00:04:56] SuiteCommerce: Fast and Flexible Software [00:11:30] Kiva Tackles Global Poverty with Micro Finance [00:18:21] Golden State Warriors Community Outreach [00:26:20] LifeFlip Media Helps Veterans Share Their Stories [00:33:22] 4 Steps to Engage Consumers with Savvy PR

39 mins

Dan Schawbel and Tom Stewart

Battling the Rising Tide of Adverse Technology Side Effects: Do you frequently make digital connections, but struggle with feelings of isolation? Dan Schawbel, Partner and...

Battling the Rising Tide of Adverse Technology Side Effects: Do you frequently make digital connections, but struggle with feelings of isolation? Dan Schawbel, Partner and Research Director at Future Workplace, Author of "Back to Human", and Host of "5 Questions with Dan Schawbel", says that our addiction to technology could be the root cause of the ‘loneliness epidemic’. Remote workers may be particularly susceptible to declining mental health due to diminished social interactions at the office. Learn how to improve communications with your remote workforce to boost morale and reduce employee turnover. Next, if you haven’t created (and recently updated) your company’s cybersecurity plan, you might as well welcome hackers to your corporate network with a warm muffin basket. It doesn’t matter if you own a dry cleaner or a mega-retailer, your data, systems, and programs could be at risk for a cyber-attack. Tom Stewart, Executive Director of the National Center for the Middle Market, gives us a step-by-step strategy to defend against digital threats. [00:00:00] The Value of Patience and Persistence [00:05:20] Are You Addicted to Technology? [00:11:30] Benefits/Drawbacks of Remote Working [00:18:21] Millennials and Gen Z Battle Isolation [00:24:21] Assess Your Cybersecurity Threat Risk [00:33:22] Thwart Hackers with 3-Phase Strategy

39 mins

Ethan Willis and Dorian Johannink

Make Connections with Business Coaching and Peer-to-Peer Social Media: Ready to take your business to the next level? An executive coach might be just what...

Make Connections with Business Coaching and Peer-to-Peer Social Media: Ready to take your business to the next level? An executive coach might be just what the doctor ordered. New York Times bestselling author of "The One Minute Entrepreneur” and the co-founder of growth.com, Ethan Willis, explains how you can benefit from the fresh perspectives and 1-on-1 guidance a business coach has to offer. Plus, find out what role humility plays in becoming a high performer and hear highlights of the 2018 Growth Summit. Then, with numerous high-profile data breaches making headlines, consumers are becoming increasingly aware that their personal data is being exploited. "You're not actually the customer; you're the product,” says Dorian Johannink, Sylo Co-Founder and Business Director. Sylo uses peer-to-peer technology to cut Big Brother out of the social networking equation. Learn how to take back control over your digital communication and information.

39 mins

Kevin Bandy

Strategies to Keep Pace with the Breakneck Speed of Innovation: If you are striving to be best in class today, your business is already two...

Strategies to Keep Pace with the Breakneck Speed of Innovation: If you are striving to be best in class today, your business is already two years behind. With the advent of artificial intelligence and 5G, keeping up with the pace of innovation will be an increasingly onerous task. If you aren’t bringing your products, talent, and business model up to speed, you’ll be left in the dust. Helping us survive the digital revolution is executive management expert and entrepreneur, Kevin Brandy. We go deep with Cisco’s former Chief Digital Officer to discuss how businesses can stay relevant in the modern age; learn how to create a cross-functional sales force, become an effective thought leader, and continuously reinvent your company to flourish in concert with technology. [00:00:00] Are You Listening, Thought Leaders? [00:06:06] Validate the Needs of Your Audience [00:11:30] Why You Need a Chief Digital Officer [00:18:21] Keep Up with the Pace of Innovation [00:27:06] Create a Cross-functional Sales Force [00:33:21] Don't Be Afraid of Speaking Your Truth

39 mins

Tom Murry and Dr. Patti Fletcher

What does it take to be a globally recognized business leader? For Tom Murry, Former CEO of Calvin Klein and Author of "A Great Fit:...

What does it take to be a globally recognized business leader? For Tom Murry, Former CEO of Calvin Klein and Author of "A Great Fit: Finding the Work that Suits You Best" (coming soon in 2019), the road to greatness was filled with surprising turns. From working as a roustabout on an oil rig in the Louisiana Gulf Coast, to becoming the CEO of a predominant fashion brand, Tom shares his hard-earned lessons on discipline, grit, and teamwork. Next, who do you picture when you think about a business ‘disrupter’? You don’t have to be a guy in a hoodie to be a modern revolutionary. Dr. Patti Fletcher, CEO of PSDNetwork, LLC and Author of "Disrupters: Success Strategies From Women Who Break The Mold" urges entrepreneurs to break the status quo and create more efficient, effective solutions. Learn how to make your vision a reality; Patti reveals three keys of transformational leadership. [00:00:00] Earning the Respect of Your Team [00:05:54] Hard-earned Lessons on Grit and Discipline [00:11:30] From Oil Rig Roustabout to Fashion CEO [00:18:21] When Things Get Tough, Keep Going [00:24:17] Re-defining the Meaning of 'Disrupter' [00:33:21] 3 Keys of Transformational Leadership

39 mins

Jason Feifer, Jennifer Miller and Jeff Motske

Welcome to Relationship Management 101: Working with your spouse can be extremely rewarding (and complicated). In this episode, we dive deep with three people who’ve...

Welcome to Relationship Management 101: Working with your spouse can be extremely rewarding (and complicated). In this episode, we dive deep with three people who’ve mastered the balance of professional ambition and personal relationships. Kicking off the show is Entrepreneur Magazine Editor-in-Chief, Jason Feifer, and author and journalist, Jennifer Miller. This husband and wife duo recently co-authored the comedic romp, “Mr. Nice Guy”, and learned about their marriage in the process. Jason and Jennifer reveal their top tips on working with loved ones. Next we'll speak with Jeff Motske, President and CEO of Trilogy Financial, Certified Financial Planner, Host of "The Jeff Motske Show", and Author of "The Couple's Guide to Financial Compatibility". Jeff serves up important lessons on collaborative money management, and explains why having a succession plan in place is integral for a healthy business environment. Tune in to find out how open communication, compromise, and preparation can help you strike the ideal work/life harmony. [00:00:00] Personal and Professional Relationships [00:05:30] The Power of Open Communication [00:11:31] Tips for Working with Your Spouse [00:18:21] Schedule a Financial Date Night [00:26:11] Your Ego is the Enemy of Humility [00:33:22] Why You Need a Succession Plan

39 mins

Will Holsworth, Scott Duffy, Randall Thompson and Derek Lundsten

Scott Duffy’s Breakthrough Mastermind Event in NYC: Did you know that approximately 15-million Americans suffer from food allergies? SAFE + FAIR Food Company addresses the...

Scott Duffy’s Breakthrough Mastermind Event in NYC: Did you know that approximately 15-million Americans suffer from food allergies? SAFE + FAIR Food Company addresses the unique needs of this growing audience by creating products featuring recognizable ingredients, stringent allergen protocols, and affordable pricing. CEO Will Holsworth breaks down how a direct-to-consumer business model keeps SAFE + FAIR competitive in the clean-label food space. Next, Alan journeys to the heart of New York City to attend the Breakthrough Mastermind event. Entrepreneur Top 10 Keynote Speaker, Founder of SD Media Holdings, and event host, Scott Duffy shares his most significant insights from the week long NYC mastermind before previewing an upcoming experience with Navy Seals at the Coronado Naval Base in January 2019. Then, Randall Thompson, Founder and President of Thompson Mug Company, turned a moment of inspiration in a baseball dugout into a multimillion dollar business. As the former Toronto Blue Jays Pitcher prepares for an epic licensing agreement, we find out how he’s weathered growing pains while quickly scaling his business.   Finally, imagine teaching your employees with the help of interactive games. Scrimmage is a mobile training and education platform designed to provide a personalized, engaging, and fun learning environment for all ages. We explore the ‘gamification’ of education with Founder and CEO, Derek Lundsten. [00:00:00] Getting to Know SAFE + FAIR Food Company [00:06:29] Benefits of a Direct to Consumer Business [00:11:30] Do Work that Makes Your Kids Proud [00:18:21] Scott Duffy's Breakthrough Mastermind [00:24:19] Weather Growing Pains while Scaling Up [00:33:22] Exploring the Gamification of Education

39 mins

Aaron Hageman and Jeremiah Smith

Become a Professional Fun-haver and Develop Your SEO Strategy: Do you want to recruit and retain top talent at your business? Ditch the cubicles, buy...

Become a Professional Fun-haver and Develop Your SEO Strategy: Do you want to recruit and retain top talent at your business? Ditch the cubicles, buy better coffee, and prepare to have a good time because creating a lively corporate culture can help attract your dream team. Aaron Hageman, Owner and CEO of Delivery Drivers, Inc., says having fun at work is the secret sauce to success. This Commander-in-Fun offers his top tips to improve your work environment. Then, if you don’t know the basics of search engine optimization, you may end up paying the proverbial idiot tax. Don’t fall victim to SEO ‘experts’ who pump up vanity metrics, but not your bottom line. Jeremiah Smith, Co-Founder and CEO of SimpleTiger breaks down the three core tenets of creating a winning digital strategy, and reveals what the SEO industry doesn’t want you to know. [00:00:00] Explosive Growth for the 1099 Workforce [00:05:58] Let's Make the Workplace Fun Again [00:11:30] What's Your Dedicated 'Fun' Budget? [00:18:21] Breaking Down the Three Tenets of SEO [00:25:24] Content Building Tips from an SEO Expert [00:33:22] SEO Industry Secrets Revealed

39 mins

Joscelyn Duffy

Share Your Personal Narrative to Connect with Customers: Communication and contribution strategist at The Maven Agency and Joscelyn Duffy International, Inc., Joscelyn Duffy, went from...

Share Your Personal Narrative to Connect with Customers: Communication and contribution strategist at The Maven Agency and Joscelyn Duffy International, Inc., Joscelyn Duffy, went from a leading financial consultant and marathoner, to bedridden and on the brink of death. Laughing in the face of overwhelming odds, Joscelyn was determined to discover opportunity amid adversity and find her authentic voice. Today, she teaches business leaders how to make powerful connections with customers by incorporating their personal narrative into the essence of their brand. Learn how to harness your unique experiences, knowledge, and perspective to build self-awareness and empower others to succeed. [00:00:00] Recognize Opportunity During Adversity [00:05:42] Refusing to Quit on the Brink of Death [00:11:30] Find Your Voice, Help Others Grow [00:18:21] Build Your Personal 'Voice Vocabulary' [00:26:55] Change the World with the Five C's [00:33:22] Presence, Perspective, and Patience

39 mins

Dr. Chip Bell and Lorne Berry

Cost-Saving Products, Services, and Customer Service Strategies: As the standard for quality customer service continues to rise, how can you set your business apart without...

Cost-Saving Products, Services, and Customer Service Strategies: As the standard for quality customer service continues to rise, how can you set your business apart without breaking the bank? "While there's a limit to generosity, there's no limit to ingenuity," says Dr. Chip Bell, customer service keynote speaker and author of "Kaleidoscope: Delivering Innovative Service that Sparkles". Chip shares his rules for creating compelling and shareable 'value unique' experiences that delight customers. Next, out of the ashes of the 2008 economic collapse, Lorne Berry saw an opportunity to disrupt both the financial services and direct sales industries with one game-changing business. As the founder and CEO of Tranont, Lorne is educating entrepreneurs on how to grow wealth, improve health, and join a leadership-focused community. Learn about the cost-saving products and services Tranont has to offer. [00:00:00] Alan Laments Lackluster Customer Service [00:06:30] Create Your Own Cracker Jack Experience [00:11:30] How to Lead in 'Value Unique' Services [00:18:21] Tranont Offers Health and Wealth Education [00:26:55] Disrupting Financial Services and Direct Sales [00:33:22] Have Courage and Humility Amid Failure

39 mins

Michael Karsch

How to Leverage Strategic Partnerships to Scale Your Business: From managing a hedge fund to selling… juice? Michael Karsch sold KCM Consulting in 2013 with...

How to Leverage Strategic Partnerships to Scale Your Business: From managing a hedge fund to selling… juice? Michael Karsch sold KCM Consulting in 2013 with $1.8 billion in assets to try his hand in the health food business. His contemporaries may have doubted Michael’s decision at first, but he turned their skepticism into rocket fuel for success. As the CEO of Juice Press, Michael has aggressively scaled the brick-and-mortar business, growing from four to 80 locations in five short years – all without franchising. Michael offers advice for wantrepreneurs, and shares how he’s achieved 1900% growth with the help of strategic partners like Equinox, SoulCycle, MGM Resorts International, adidas, and Whole Foods. [00:00:00] Is the Entrepreneurial Lifestyle Killing You? [00:06:03] Retrain Your Brain for Better Nutrition [00:11:30] Use Doubt as Rocket Fuel for Success [00:18:21] Bounce Back After Big Mistakes [00:27:53] Michael Karsch's Advice for Wantrepreneurs [00:33:51] Quality Ingredients You Can Trust

39 mins

Kelly Lovell, Chad Atkinson and Ryan Kell

Struggles and Strengths of the Connected Era: How can you achieve work/life balance in a digitized world? That smartphone in your pocket is often a...

Struggles and Strengths of the Connected Era: How can you achieve work/life balance in a digitized world? That smartphone in your pocket is often a mainline to work, enabling you to stay connected to the office whenever and wherever you are. The growing demand for employees to remain ‘always on’ presents unique challenges like impaired mental health and increased burn out. Millennial consultant, future of work policy advisor, and CEO of Lovell Corporation, Kelly Lovell, explains how business owners and employees can address modern hurdles. Next, have you ever struggled to navigate clunky software? Chad Atkinson, Managing Partner at SolutionStream, says, “If you have to tell somebody how to use a piece of software, we feel that you've missed the mark." Chad shares how SolutionStream is keeping customer service and user-friendly software at the core of their SaaS solutions. Then, imagine watching a video of your favorite social media influencer and being able to purchase items you see on screen. Kartiva is turning online video content into a shop-able experience. This technology could be a game-changer for retailers; Ryan Kell announces that Kartiva users are reporting a 50-100% increase in dollar value per customer. Learn more about this innovative new shopping tool. [00:00:00] Work Challenges for 'Always On' Generation [00:06:20] Do You Need a Social Media Cleanse? [00:11:30] Bridging the Generation Gap at Work [00:18:21] Building Nimble Software Solutions [00:23:48] Keeping Customer Service in Software

39 mins

Scott Mautz and Shane Meeker

Learn How to Battle Negative Self-Talk and Tell a Better Business Story: Is your mind a broken record of negative self-talk? Free yourself from the...

Learn How to Battle Negative Self-Talk and Tell a Better Business Story: Is your mind a broken record of negative self-talk? Free yourself from the toxic cycle. CEO of Profound Performance and author of “Find the Fire”, Scott Mautz, urges listeners to develop mental toughness, become their own champion, and battle back against low self-confidence with his simple and effective tips. Plus, find out what common hiring mistake could be holding your company back. Next, corporate storyteller, keynote speaker, and author of "StoryMythos: A Movie Guide to Better Business Stories", Shane Meeker, gleans lessons from Hollywood when crafting the ultimate elevator pitch. Shane’s unique methodology has helped industry giants like Procter & Gamble, Disney, Ford, and ExxonMobil create engaging and authentic branding – Learn the tried-and-tested techniques you need to bring your story to life. [00:00:00] Are You Making this Hiring Mistake? [00:06:04] Scott Mautz' Antidote to Negative Self-Talk [00:11:30] Develop the Perseverance of a Champion [00:18:21] Let Hollywood Guide Your Business Story [00:26:31] Tips to Become a Master Storyteller [00:33:22] How to Craft a Tantalizing Elevator Pitch

39 mins

Barry Meguiar

Barry Meguiar Calls for Revival of Faith in Business: Do business and religion mix? Although the topic may be taboo for some, many business leaders...

Barry Meguiar Calls for Revival of Faith in Business: Do business and religion mix? Although the topic may be taboo for some, many business leaders weave faith into the bedrock of their business, letting God inspire everything from corporate culture to client communications. We go deep on this complex and nuanced topic with Alan Taylor's personal mentor, President of Meguiar's, and Founder of Revival Outside the Walls, Barry Meguiar. From dire health scares to nearly losing the family business, Barry shares his powerful testimony. [00:00:00] Empower Your Words through Action [00:06:24] Favor Relationships Over Transactions [00:11:30] "Your Business is Your Pulpit" [00:18:21] Facing Challenges with God on Your Side [00:25:59] Shedding Light on Business and Faith [00:33:21] Barry Meguiar's Revival Outside the Walls

39 mins

Marie White and Chester Elton

Transform Your Life from Barely Surviving to Boldly Thriving: How do you move forward when you’re living a nightmare? "Most of the people who end...

Transform Your Life from Barely Surviving to Boldly Thriving: How do you move forward when you’re living a nightmare? "Most of the people who end up very successful are people who have gone through something very hard,” says Marie White, award-winning author of ‘Strength for Parents of Missing Children’ and Director of Publishing for Zamiz Press. Marie stumbled upon the transformative and healing power of branding after her young daughter was abducted as a toddler. Focusing her effort on building a positive platform to help others, Marie demonstrates how anyone can prosper in the face of adversity with enough grit and determination. Then, best-selling author and co-founder of The Culture Works, Chester Elton, wants to help you build a thriving corporate culture by embracing diversity, encouraging healthy discord, and identifying motivating factors for multi-generation employees. Learn how to engage your team for maximize innovation. Plus, Chester reveals three dimensions of high-performing teams detailed in his latest book, ‘The Best Team Wins’. [00:00:00] Surviving a Parent's Worst Nightmare [00:05:44] How Branding Helped a Family Heal [00:11:30] Having Grit in Troubling Times [00:18:21] Create a Culture of Diversity and Inclusion [00:26:40] Innovation through Healthy Discord [00:33:22] 3 Dimensions of High-Performing Teams

39 mins

Brian Cook & Bedros Keuilian

Two Fitness Industry Leaders Talk Business, Leadership, and Life: How do you create a scalable business model from the ground up? Brian Cook spent over...

Two Fitness Industry Leaders Talk Business, Leadership, and Life: How do you create a scalable business model from the ground up? Brian Cook spent over a decade in the body transformation business, launching over 50 personal training studios and honing his scientifically-proven exercise programs. With extensive R&D under his belt, Brian launched Get In Shape For Women, a fitness franchise catering to an exclusively female clientele. Brian explains how he’s systematized personal training and grown his turnkey business to over 40 locations from coast to coast. Our next guest has also built a fitness empire by the sweat of his brow. Bedros Keuilian is and in-demand speaker, business consultant, the best-selling author of "Man Up: How to Cut the Bullshit and Kick Ass in Business (and in Life)", and Founder and CEO of Fit Body Boot Camp. Bedros reveals the six pillars of leadership you need to reach your full potential. [00:00:00] Thriving in the 'Body Transformation' Business [00:05:32] How to Build a Scalable, Turnkey Franchise [00:11:30] Differentiating Purpose, Values, and Mission [00:18:21] Be a Better Leader, Start with Self-Discipline [00:26:44] Bedros Keuilian's 6 Pillars of Success [00:33:22] Employees vs. High-Performance Team Members

39 mins

Niurka & Eric Wold

Expand Your Horizons with a Fresh Outlook and Cutting-Edge Tech: Tap into your inner power, break through self-limiting beliefs, and align your business with your...

Expand Your Horizons with a Fresh Outlook and Cutting-Edge Tech: Tap into your inner power, break through self-limiting beliefs, and align your business with your core vision – it all starts with better communication. "You don't describe what you see; you see what you describe," says transformational leader, master trainer, creator of SUPREME INFLUENCE, and CEO and Founder of Niurka, Inc. Niurka explains how language shapes reality before revealing the root cause of ‘roller coaster results’. Plus, find out how you can receive free tickets to Niurka’s upcoming SUPREME INFLUENCE event in Los Angeles on October 6th. Then, there is an employment ‘tsunami’ heading to the U.S. job sector according to Eric Wold, the Co-founder and CEO of Bottega. As the technological landscape evolves at a breakneck pace, demand has surged for blue-collar web developers in businesses large and small. Bottega’s proprietary learning environment uses artificial intelligence to offer 1-on-1, tech specialization education at scale. Discover how Bottega is empowering entrepreneurs to recruit and employ a highly skilled workforce tailored to their unique needs. [00:00:00] Find Your Inner Power, Gain 'Real Influence' [00:06:25] Using Language to Inspire New Possibilities [00:11:30] Get to the Root Cause of Roller Coaster Results [00:18:21] A Private University within Your Corporation [00:26:16] Demand Surges for Blue-collar Coding Jobs [00:33:22] Difficult Times Inspire Deep Learning

39 mins

Drew Manning & Brandon Steiner

Transformative Lessons on Empathy, Perseverance and Gratitude: If you want to connect with your clients, you need to walk in their shoes to fully understand...

Transformative Lessons on Empathy, Perseverance and Gratitude: If you want to connect with your clients, you need to walk in their shoes to fully understand their pain points. Health and wellness coach and host of A&E’s "Fit to Fat to Fit", Drew Manning, endured a radical body transformation, gaining 75 lbs. in six months. The lifelong fitness nut and personal trainer came to a humbling revelation, "No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care." Empathy became Drew’s most powerful tool in aiding others on their journey to improved health. Learn how this invaluable insight can take your customer relations to new heights. Then, inspirational speaker, author of “You Gotta Have Balls”, and founder and CEO of Steiner Sports, Brandon Steiner, grew his niche memorabilia company into a $50-million industry staple, but business wasn’t always booming. While contemplating how to survive the languishing economy, Brandon gazed at the infield of Yankee Stadium and noticed players picking up the iconic dirt and placing it in their pockets. Inspiration struck – Brandon could turn dirt into dollars! Today, Steiner Sports offers hundreds on dirt-related SKUs and the fans can’t get enough. Brandon serves up lessons on perseverance, gratitude, and grit from his money-making playbook. [00:00:00] Gaining Understanding while Gaining Weight [00:06:07] Develop Emotional Connections with Clients [00:11:31] Optimize Mental Clarity through Nutrition [00:18:21] Brandon Steiner says, "You gotta have balls!" [00:26:01] Dream Big, Sample Small, Fail Quick [00:33:22] Stop Selling and Start Solving to Win Big

39 mins

Scott Duffy, Justin Colby & Karen Velkey

Continued Education Predicts Success for Entrepreneurs: What is the secret to success? Entrepreneur Top 10 Keynote Speaker and Founder of SD Media Holdings, Scott Duffy,...

Continued Education Predicts Success for Entrepreneurs: What is the secret to success? Entrepreneur Top 10 Keynote Speaker and Founder of SD Media Holdings, Scott Duffy, thinks he’s found the answer – be obsessed with learning. In his new book, “Breakthrough: How to Harness the Aha! Moments That Spark Success”, Scott offers a step-by-step guide for bringing a product to market, scaling up, and positioning your business for sale. Scott shares a revelation he gleaned from “Elevator Pitch” host, David Meltzer, who uses atypical sales meetings to nurture honest corporate culture and incentivize peer-to-peer learning. Next, real estate investor and business coach, Justin Colby of The Science of Flipping, says he’s discovered the antidote to anxiety, action! Find out how Justin harnesses forward momentum to combat doubt and insecurity. Then, the nation’s largest military shipbuilder, Huntington Ingalls, is committed to helping their 39,000 employees become financially literate with their new SmartPath coaching program. Corporate VP of Compensation and Benefits, Karen Velkey, explains how money management training improves productivity and boosts overall well-being among workers. [00:00:00] Are You Obsessed with Learning? [00:05:49] Nurture an Open Corporate Culture [00:11:30] The Antidote to Anxiety is Action [00:18:21] Huntington Ingalls Launches SmartPath [00:26:32] Financial Literacy Boosts Well Being [00:33:22] Long Term Money Management Tools

39 mins

Marc Toland & Luke Schneider

Let Your Passion Fuel Fearless Innovation: Do you have an innovative idea that will disrupt an entire industry? Going head-to-head with established brands and product...

Let Your Passion Fuel Fearless Innovation: Do you have an innovative idea that will disrupt an entire industry? Going head-to-head with established brands and product archetypes can feel like a David vs. Goliath undertaking, but with great adversity comes high reward. Marc Toland, Founder and CEO of Safer Alarms, Inc., was inspired to reimagine fire protection systems after tragedy struck close to home. In a business where product performance is a matter of life and death, every design detail is of critical importance. Marc walks us through the rigorous product development phase of this lifesaving product, and explains how to build consumer awareness through a savvy go-to-market strategy. Then, we turn our attention to another industry in desperate need of disruption, personal car rental. You’ve probably suffered through the traditional car rental experience hallmarked by long lines, stacks of paperwork, and underwhelming vehicle options. Silvercar lives at the intersection of transportation and technology, offering consumers an elevated customer experience with a sophisticated mobile app and a fleet of premium Audi vehicles. Silvercar CEO, Luke Schneider, shares his passion for the evolution of mobility before offering three tips to ensure startup success.   [00:00:00] Saving Lives with Safer Alarms, Inc. [00:05:15] High Stakes Product Development [00:11:30] Innovating in an Established Market [00:18:21] Silvercar Shakes Up Car Rental Industry [00:26:52] Develop a Winning Customer Experience [00:33:22] Luke Schneider's 3 Tips for Startup Success

39 mins

Bob McKnight, Steve Van Doren, Fernando Aguerre & Wing Lam

2018 VANS US Open of Surfing and Surfing Walk of Fame: Alan is broadcasting from Huntington Beach, California for the 25th Anniversary of the Surfing...

2018 VANS US Open of Surfing and Surfing Walk of Fame: Alan is broadcasting from Huntington Beach, California for the 25th Anniversary of the Surfing Walk of Fame and 2018 Vans US Open of Surfing. We hear from industry icons who shaped surf culture from the beach to the boardroom. First in the hot seat is Bob McKnight, Co-founder of Quiksilver. After acquiring the Quiksilver license in 1976, Bob began selling boardshorts out of the back of his Volkswagen van to local shops along the west coast. As surf culture exploded in America, Quiksilver began making waves in mainstream fashion and is now one of the leading surfwear companies in the world. Bob offers advice on raising capital and taking calculated risks. Then, we turn our attention to a fashion brand synonymous with action sports, Vans! How did Vans go from a small family business to the largest single action sports brand in the world projected to make over $3.5-billion in annual revenue in 2018? "We are always trying to think young, feel young, and be young," says Vans Vice President of Events and Promotions, Steve Van Doren. Learn how focused product offerings and smart brand extensions paved the way to the heart of the youth market. Next, when Fernando Aguerre founded Reef Footwear with his brother in 1984, there wasn’t a business plan in sight. As the company rapidly expanded and new hires came flooding in, a clear company vision was needed to unite the Reef family. Fernando walks us through the challenges and rewards of cultivating a colorful corporate culture. Wrapping up the event, we chat with Wing Lam, Co-Founder and Partner of Wahoo's Fish Taco, a favorite eatery for beach-goers wanting a fresh menu and fast-casual atmosphere. By partnering with elite athletes and brands, Wing built a culinary empire. Wing shares how you can make a splash in your industry with the power of social media influencers. [00:00:00] Quiksilver and the Surf Culture Explosion [00:06:28] Taking a Risk on Eye-catching Style [00:11:30] Vans: A Family Business in a Global Market [00:18:21] Don't Confuse the Map with the Territory [00:25:21] Invest in Employees and Continued Education [00:33:22] Maintain Quality Standards with Franchises

39 mins

Randy Garn, Nick Nanton, Howard Getson & Mike Koenigs

Lessons from Entrepreneurial Greats at an Exclusive Genius Network Event: We continue our special event coverage from a Genius Network fishing expedition in Steamboat Bay,...

Lessons from Entrepreneurial Greats at an Exclusive Genius Network Event: We continue our special event coverage from a Genius Network fishing expedition in Steamboat Bay, Alaska. First in the hot seat is Emmy award winning director, producer, and best-selling author, Nick Nanton of DNA Films. With 56 films under his belt, Nick has made a career out of powerful storytelling and will soon be tackling the subject of entrepreneurship in an upcoming documentary, “Masters of Success”. Nick shares key insights he’s gleaned from business greats like Richard Branson, Peter Diamandis and Larry King. Next, there is no denying that artificial intelligence is on the horizon for businesses big and small. Howard Getson, CEO of Capitalogix, predicts that the advent of AI is going to be as dramatic for society as the invention of electricity. Find out how Capitalogix is using AI and machine learning to stay on the bleeding edge of trading in a complicated global market. Then, after a stage 3A colorectal cancer diagnosis, serial entrepreneur and 13-time #1 bestselling author, Mike Koenigs of You Everywhere Now, was faced with two grim prospects: the end of his life and the death of his business. While undergoing chemotherapy treatments, Mike focused his intentions on helping others succeed and wrote his first book, “Author Expert Marketing Machines”. Flash forward, we learn about Mike’s most recent self-help manual, “Cancerpreneur”, a 5-step survival guide to thriving personally and professionally during a fight with cancer. Wrapping up the episode, Randy Garn, CMO of Skipio, shares the benefits of networking events which foster collaboration with peers and stimulate out-of-the-box thinking. [00:00:00] Filming Operation Underground Railroad [00:05:09] "Masters of Success" Documentary Series [00:11:30] Artificial Intelligence and Future Industry [00:18:21] Taking Care of Business, Battling Cancer [00:27:01] Top Achievers vs. Top Performers [00:33:22] Genius Network Alaskan Fishing Expedition

39 mins

Randy Garn, Joe Polish & Dave Asprey

Become the Greatest Expression of Your True Potential: For this special edition of Entrepreneur Weekly, Alan is broadcasting from Steamboat Bay, Alaska with co-host, Randy...

Become the Greatest Expression of Your True Potential: For this special edition of Entrepreneur Weekly, Alan is broadcasting from Steamboat Bay, Alaska with co-host, Randy Garn, CMO of Skipio. Our first guest is a master relationship builder and the founder of Genius Network, an invitation-only networking group of elite entrepreneurs. Joe Polish has gathered 24 game-changing industry leaders on a remote island to swap fish tales, make connections, and hone the art of reciprocity. From a rocky childhood, to struggling with addiction, to becoming a marketing expert out of pure necessity, Joe shares his personal path to success, potholes and all. Next, the spark for the bio-hacking movement was ignited on a distant Tibetan mountaintop as Dave Asprey, Founder and Owner of Bulletproof, sipped on a piping hot mug of yak butter tea. Dave became captivated with the notion of optimizing human performance and has dedicated his career to educating others. If you want to feel sharper in the boardroom, shrink your waist line, and improve overall well-being, don’t miss Dave’s top life hacks (some of them might surprise you)!                 [00:00:00] Make it Up, Then Make it Real [00:05:18] Honing the Art of Reciprocity [00:11:31] Building Better Entrepreneurs [00:18:22] Bio Hacking for Improved ROI [00:28:03] Boost Hormesis (AKA: Good Stress) [00:33:23] Life Hacks for Better Performance

39 mins

Jonathan Obermeister & Jamie Smart

Embrace Change, Refresh Your Life, and Renew Your Business: You’ve nurtured your business through thick and thin. Finally, the era of working flat-out 24/7 is...

Embrace Change, Refresh Your Life, and Renew Your Business: You’ve nurtured your business through thick and thin. Finally, the era of working flat-out 24/7 is coming to a close and you can take a breath without fearing that the lights will be shut off. Is it time to transition away from your leadership role? Selecting a successor can be bittersweet, but it’s also a great time to optimize your business and your life. Jonathan Obermeister, Managing Partner at Change Agency, explains that catalyzing growth and innovation begins with recognizing your own limitations as an entrepreneur. Discover how you can enact meaningful change starting from within. Then, Sunday Times bestselling author, speaker and executive coach, Jamie Smart of Jamie Smart Ltd., is also helping business professionals make powerful transformations with the help of his latest book, “The Little Book of Results”. Jamie’s writing career was spurned on after he semi-retired from his business. Expecting to relish his hard-earned glory years, Jamie was shocked by feelings of discontentment. Jamie walks us through his journey of self-discovery and the potency of subtractive psychology. [00:00:00] Meaningful Change Starts from Within [00:05:43] A Refreshing Guide to Founder Transitions [00:11:29] Great Leaders Play Well with Others [00:18:21] Top Qualities in Fast-Changing Times [00:26:46] Start Living the Life You Deserve Today [00:33:22] The Power of Subtractive Psychology

39 mins

Philip and Melissa Niu

Goodbye Traditional Retail, Hello Access Economy: Millennials have no interest in keeping up with the Jones’; American consumers ages 18-35 are placing greater emphasis on...

Goodbye Traditional Retail, Hello Access Economy: Millennials have no interest in keeping up with the Jones’; American consumers ages 18-35 are placing greater emphasis on a better quality of life in lieu of dust-collecting stuff. As a result, traditional retailers will need to dramatically shift strategies to align with current buying trends. Parachut is on the forefront of the ‘access economy’, a business model with responsible consumerism at its core which promotes access to goods opposed to ownership. Co-founders, Philip and Melissa Niu, explain how they’re revolutionizin