100+ Episodes and We’re Just Getting Started

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Do you know what these numbers signify?

880 Days…5,300 hours…100 People

The numbers above equal 880 days since I started the Podcast, over 300 hours of editing, over 5,000 hours of content, and over 100 Guests….and the Just Get Started Podcast is just heating up.

I didn’t realize the amount of time I’d take to get this far when I decided to begin. And as the great Jesse Itzler says, “I didn’t come this far to only come this far”. So I sure as hell am not stopping now.

The time investment never comes across the mind of someone determined to get outside their “fear neighborhood” and start something. Until I wrote those numbers above (and used a calculator to help) I never cared about the amount of time because all along the journey to achieving my mission was the most important. 

I balked on starting the Podcast for two years out of fear of what others would say and a poor self-confidence that I could even do it. 

I worried. 

I pondered. 

I battled myself. 

…But then I acted.

I built up this confidence, not in a single day, or a week, or even year but over a long period of time of consistent reflection and glances in the “accountability mirror”. I realized that maybe I could be the voice for others that have fear in their life. Those that have a fear to take the leap.

As Brene Brown once said, “I don’t leap for the perfect landing, I leap for the feeling in the air”. I thought that maybe I can be the invisible nudge they’ve need all along to take the leap.

And that’s why I began on this quest. 

And that’s why I continue to battle the doubt that creeps in and the imposter syndrome that looms too closely in the night. 

I know I can be their rock when life is holding the scissors in the hopes that the spark inside them fuels a bigger fire that can light the path for others in the future.

The numbers are irrelevant. The only ones I care about are the people positively affected by the message.

As long as that number is >1 then we’ve succeeded.

If you’ve read this far down then you get it. You feel the burn. You realize you have something deeper inside that yearns to get out into the world. You owe it to others to let it out. 

Life is too short to keep pondering. 

Let’s get started, shall we? 

I can’t thank everyone but a few quick shoutouts….

Thanks to Matt Heinz for being my first guest on the Podcast

Thanks to Gary Vaynerchuk for 9 years of being my “virtual mentor”

Thanks to Ryan McGuire for the great design work

Thanks to Rich Keller for coining my ONE Word, “The Navigator”

Thanks to Rob Munz for being the best Mentor and Friend anyone could ever ask for

…And Thanks to the Late, great Coach Larry Hynes for telling a young 18-year old that “You have incredible Pitch and Tone, You should be on the radio someday

Truly blessed. Truly Grateful.

Carpe Diem,

Brian

100+ Episodes and We’re Just Getting Started2021-03-19T10:41:54-04:00
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Rick Wilder

RICK WILDER

EPISODE 88: Founder, Wilder Supply Co.

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Episode 88 features the Founder of Wilder Supply Co., Rick Wilder. Had such an unbelievable conversation with Rick about how he got all the way from Alabama to Alaska and how his love for aviation helped him get there. This is such a great story that you are never too old to take a chance on yourself and discover new adventures if you have a work ethic and drive to do better.

Find Rick Online:

Website: www.wildersupply.com

Instagram: www.instagram.com/wildersupplyco

Facebook: www.facebook.com/wildersupplyco

About Rick:

Our journey began with a simple idea and a compelling passion.

In the 1990s while working as an air-traffic controller in Alaska, Rick Wilder discovered a growing aspiration to form a community of people who were driven by a mutual desire. That was, to restore the fading concept of the multi-generational, family-owned and operated small business. Over twenty years later, Wilder Supply, Co. has become the embodiment of that exact ambition. We function as a small community here on the Farm and esteem each member, endeavoring to uphold our community’s standards and values. As individuals, we are equally devoted to our common passions of spiritual purpose, community, Wilder Supply, and simple and organic living. These concepts form the foundation of our company and bind us together as a family and as a business.

As true-life Off-Grinders, we have come to prize our land and the resources naturally available to us. We make it a personal creed to be effective stewards and managers of each acre of land on our farm. In part of maintaining an organic and simple lifestyle, when possible we utilize what is locally available to provide food, heat, water, and power for our community. In our daily lives, we are dedicated to living in harmony with the land and concern ourselves deeply with everything we put in, around, and on our bodies. Our way of life has fueled our company’s mission to harvest products that are both nourishing to the body and are correspondingly enjoyable. We would not dare provide a product that we, ourselves, would not and do not use and love.

On the Farm, we uphold the view that life is a journey and find great joy in experiencing every step of our path as a community-based company. We truly value each day we live and strive to embrace life’s adversities and propensities. This perspective challenges us to be an energetic, creative workforce and find positive aspects in all seasons and situations. We make it a goal to confer this outlook into the quality of our products and services as we build relationships with our friends and customers.

Wilder Supply is not just a business, but the concept of a movement; a movement to change the way family businesses are conducted and to spur others on to form thriving communities around the world. We invite you to participate in the movement by forming a lasting partnership with us. We promise to not only produce exquisite products but to exemplify the type of family business that will make you proud.

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Rick Wilder2020-02-07T01:52:23-04:00
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Randy Ginsburg

RANDY GINSBURG

EPISODE 87: Author, “Adversity to Advantage”

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Episode 87 features the Author of “Adversity to Advantage”, Randy Ginsburg. We speak with Randy about how the effects of bullying led him down a path of entrepreneurship and helped him build a level of resilience to take into his future endeavors.

Find Randy Online:

Website: https://www.randymginsburg.com/

His Book: https://www.amazon.com/Adversity-Advantage-Overcome-Bullying-Entrepreneurial-ebook/dp/B07VNYLB92

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ginsburgrandy

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/randy-ginsburg

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/randy_ginsburg

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/ginsburgrandy

Link to the book Randy recommends, AI Superpowers by Kai-Fu Lee – https://aisuperpowers.com/

About Randy:

Randy Ginsburg is a natural-born entrepreneur who exudes contagious optimism. He believes that a person’s future is not dictated solely by their past, and even the toughest challenges can be overcome through the power of entrepreneurship. He illustrates this idea through his book, Adversity to Advantage: How to Overcome Bullying & Find Entrepreneurial Success. 

Randy is a graduate of the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University and is currently cultivating his leadership skills through Macy’s Executive Development Program. When he is not speaking or writing on the world of business and entrepreneurship, he enjoys keeping up with the latest fashion news, freestyle rapping, and traveling with friends. Randy is passionate about empowering others to think outside of the box, get creative, and follow their dreams.

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If you enjoyed this interview you may also like my Just Get Started Podcast Interview with Krystian Leonard, Founder of Shining S.C.A.R.S and can listen here – Krystian Leonard Interview

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Randy Ginsburg2020-02-07T01:52:32-04:00
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MARSHALL MOSHER

EPISODE 72: Founder & CEO, Vestigo

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Episode 72 features Marshall Mosher, the Founder and CEO of Vestigo, Vestigo builds performance-enhancing experiences that train your team to embrace innovation and navigate change through a mindset of courage.

Some topics include:

  • College life & Caving
  • Meeting his Co-Founder
  • Coming up with the idea for Vestigo
  • Pivot from B2C to B2B
  • Advice for Corporate culture
  • Creating Impactful Experiences
  • Gravity Jet-suits

Find Marshall Online:

Vestigo Website: https://vestigo.co

“Inside the Adventure” Podcast https://vestigo.co/podcast

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marshall-mosher

Twitter: https://twitter.com/marshallmosher

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marshallmosher

About Marshall:

Often, it’s not our goals that foster success; it’s the ability to conquer our innate fear of failure. As a passion-driven, people-focused ENFP, I use my optimistic outlook and love for new challenges to empower others to “do what they can’t” and discover that “impossible” is simply relative to the mindset you choose to live by.

I strive to help people expand that mindset through creating accessible opportunities to embrace new experiences and conquer one’s fear of failure. As a professional action sports enthusiast in whitewater kayaking, mountain biking, snowboarding, scuba diving, and aviation, I use my passion for the outdoors and the world around us to help others discover their potential, challenge their perceived limits, and adopt an empowering lifestyle of focus and fulfillment.

I truly believe in the potential of Responsible Risk-Taking as a catalyst for innovation and seek to scale this mindset through the world’s most innovative companies, empowering their team culture through recurring dynamic shared experiences, designed and implemented via Vestigo. 

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If you enjoyed this interview you may also like my Just Get Started Podcast Interview with the Co-Founders of Universal Dialect, Sean Casey and Nick Costelloe.

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Marshall Mosher2020-02-01T19:49:33-04:00
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KIM KAUPE

EPISODE 61: Co-Founder, The Superfan Company

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Episode 61 features Co-Founder of The Superfan Company, Kim Kaupe. I have been following Kim’s content online for a couple years and was pleased to get a chance to meet her at the Next Gen Summit in June of 2019 when she was there as a speaker. This was an interesting interview that follows her journey from childhood through present day.

Some topics we discussed were:

  • Her goal of working for a magazine
  • Serendipitously meeting her Co-Founder
  • Keeping their jobs while starting the business
  • Keeping relationships 
  • Getting into Walmart
  • Her Shark Tank experience
  • …and much more

If you all haven’t had the chance to follow Kim online I’d suggest to do that below as she has a great perspective on business and entrepreneurship. If you need a starting point, check out her “Coffee with Kim” series on here website here -> https://www.kimkaupe.com/coffeewithkim

Find Kim Online

Website: https://www.kimkaupe.com

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kimkaupe

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kimkaupe

Twitter: https://twitter.com/kimkaupe

About Kim

While Kim has not yet mothered a human baby, she delivered ZinePak—now The Superfan Company—into the world in January 2011 after holding positions at Conde Nast and Fathom Communications. She has been thrilled, killed, and amazed by her first few years of entrepreneurship and is so proud of what The Superfan Company has established in past seven years. From successes in retail with Walmart and Cracker Barrel to working with world class tours for legends like Paul McCartney and Bob Dylan to stints on TV shows like ABC’s Shark Tank, the highs have been SO high… and the lows well, gray hair is cool now right?

From Katy Perry and ACE Universe Comic-Con to Logic and the New York Mets, Kim has had more than 100 amazing clients throughout the years and no, she cannot pick a favorite client…she loves them all (somewhat equally!). 

She enjoys sharing the highs and lows of entrepreneurship on her social media, along with her adventures, travel, and friends (much to their dismay, often yelling, “Do not put that on your Instagram! Well unless I look good and then you can.”)

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If you enjoyed this interview you may also like my Just Get Started Podcast Interview with Tracy Sandler, Founder of Fangirl Sports Network.

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Kim Kaupe2021-11-21T21:34:39-04:00
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