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EPISODE 180: Founder & Host, Entrepreneurs On Fire

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Episode 180 features John Lee Dumas (JLD), the founder & host of Entrepreneurs On Fire, an award-winning podcast where he interviews inspiring entrepreneurs to help YOU along your entrepreneurial journey!

Check out his book, The Common Path To Uncommon Successhttps://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08BYZ57TP/

Find JLD Online:

Website: https://www.eofire.com/

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

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/johnleedumas

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXfzpliAfdjParawJljHo2g

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/johnleedumas1

About JLD:

John Lee Dumas is the founder & host of Entrepreneurs On Fire, an award-winning podcast where he interviews inspiring entrepreneurs to help YOU along your entrepreneurial journey!

He’s also the author of The Common Path to Uncommon Success, your 17-step roadmap to financial freedom and fulfillment!

If you’re tired of spending 90% of your day doing things you don’t enjoy and only 10% doing things you love, then you’re in the right place. His goal with Entrepreneurs On Fire is to deliver the inspiration and strategies you need to FIRE UP your entrepreneurial journey and create the life you’ve always dreamed of.

He’s interviewed over 3,000 incredible entrepreneurs, including Tony Robbins, Seth Godin, Gary Vaynerchuk, Barbara Corcoran, Tim Ferriss, and many more.

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John Lee Dumas2021-11-13T20:14:06-04:00
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ADAM & KATHRYN FRAZER

EPISODE 132: Full-Time Travelers

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Episode 132 features Adam, Kathryn, and Kona Frazer who are Full-time Travelers in a converted van and documenting their journey along the way.

Find Adam & Kathryn Online:

Website: https://adventuresofaplusk.com/

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

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/adventuresofaplusk

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

About Adam & Kathryn Online:

We’re Adam, Kathryn, and Kona, an adventurous married couple (+ pup!) living on the road in our self-converted sprinter van! You can often find us driving all around the US and Canada, scoping out the best coffee shops, eating tacos and ice cream (we’re a 5+ taco and 2+ scoop household), and enjoying nature.

We help travelers spend less time (and stress!) planning their trip and more time enjoying it! Our detailed travel guides, YouTube videos, and travel resources share the must-visit local eats, popular and off the beaten path sights, and tons of tips to make planning your next adventure a whole lot easier.

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Adam & Kathryn Frazer2020-11-15T21:57:17-04:00

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I was sitting on a weekly “Community Coffee” Zoom call that the Next Gen group puts together weekly led by Rachel Gross, the Next Gen Director of Community. It’s an open forum for members to show up and have a collective discussion about almost anything. As we were having a debate around what people are doing to grow themselves, both personally and professionally, it reminded me of just how powerful a community Next Gen is. Here I was, around a mix of people of all different backgrounds, ages, and experiences but with the same common vision in mind – to surround themselves with a support system of like-minded people that are enthusiastic and inspired to change the world for the better.

I’ve been fortunate in many areas of my life for the opportunities that have come my way both as lessons learned from tough times or luck that just happened to work out in my favor.

One of those “luck” moments was the serendipitous introduction to Justin Lafazan, Co-Founder of Next Gen, to be a guest on my Just Get Started Podcast. Thanks, Bryan Wish for the intro!

Fast-Forward 18-months and the connections and life-long friends I have made from that single encounter could not be put accurately into words or probably an equivalent dollar amount.

I was able to attend their Next Gen Summit event in June of 2019, their signature event for their group of entrepreneur members, which totals in the thousands.

I’ve met countless Podcast guests through there, mentors, friends, and even have had the chance to provide guidance to members in need.

One member, in particular, Rich Keller has focused my mind on understanding who I am and the mission I have in life and has helped me discover my One Word, Navigator, which has been a key to defining that purpose.

Other members, Sean Casey and Nick Costelloe, Founders of Universal Dialect, have become fast friends and always have a couch for me to crash on when I visit NYC.

And Chau Mui, Founder of Ciaooo! Magazine has become a great friend where we can be a sounding board for one another with advice while always having the best intentions for the other in mind.

I have dozens of these examples from being a part of this group.

Throughout our lives, we come into new groups and leave old ones. We spend a little time with some and a whole bunch of time with others. We all have reasons for joining certain groups or being attracted to certain situations.

Mine was a community.

I haven’t had many great support systems in my life. Growing up as a middle child and having low self-esteem, I had a hard time fitting into a lot of groups and didn’t have a ton of friends growing up. As I got older and started to find my voice I found the best group of friends anyone could ever ask for. Guys that are still my friends 20 years later. But, as I started to venture into the entrepreneurial waters and tap into my mission in life, I was looking for a new support system, one that looked a lot different than any group I’d ever been a part of before. The Next Gen group appeared to be that fit I was looking for, even as an older Millenial like myself.

My expectations have been exceeded.

From their member-driven Facebook group, to live interviews with well-known Founders, to being one email or message away from making a warm connection to anyone, these folks have the goods.

Full Disclosure, this post was originally slated to be about great support systems, and maybe there was a flavor of that, but it’s also turned into a Next Gen Pep Rally of sorts, which I’d be leading the marching band in. The momentum behind this group, led by Founders Justin Lafazan and Dylan Gambardella, is unreal and I’m so thrilled to be a part of the next phase of Next Gen as we come out of these unprecedented times and into a “new start” filled with optimism, innovation, and gratitude; all key characteristics of the Next Gen group.

I’d encourage anyone looking for a new support system in their lives, has the drive to do great things, and has the “go-giver” mentality, to look towards Next Gen as a place for you.

Go check out their website here: https://nextgenhq.com/

Hope to see you at the next Community Coffee!

Carpe Diem,

Brian

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Next Gen and Chill2021-03-19T10:42:25-04:00
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PAUL MCNEAL

EPISODE 84: Owner, The Crypto Curator

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Episode 84 features the Owner of The Crypto Curator, Paul McNeal. Paul curates cryptocurrency content all day every day and shares it into an easy to digest newsletter which you can find on his website. I was grateful to meet Paul at the Next Gen Summit this past June and we became instant friends and I was excited to get a chance to learn more about his journey and dive deep into cryptocurrency and a variety of the nuances around it.

Find Paul Online:

Website: www.TheCryptoCurator.com

Twitter: @_CryptoCurator

About Paul:

Paul McNeal, is the Owner of The Crypto Curator , a Connector, Speaker, Brand Evangelist, and Technologist at The Sturgeon Group, LLC. Being exposed to Bitcoin since 2011, he have amassed a great deal of knowledge and wealth. He keeps his finger on the pulse of this industry by curating information daily. This information is shared with his rapidly growing community on Facebook and via a daily news summary. He aims to create awareness of this technology with everyday people and organizations. His network spans thousands of top notch folks in the Blockchain space: Programmers/Developers, Thought Leaders, Startups, Investors, Reporters,

etc.

Paul spent the earlier part of his career serving in the United States Navy Submarine Force working in communications. After 10 years serving his country, he held leadership positions at the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) overseeing the global wireless device
program. He Co-founded a Content Curation startup which grew rapidly and is still operating today.

Mentoring young entrepreneurs is a passion of his and through The Next Gen Summit he works with individuals daily. Being on the cutting edge of technology means everything to him and he helps businesses leverage it to move forward faster. He currently resides in Northern Virginia and is a member of the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce and the Co-Chair of the Loudoun County Chamber Technology Committee.

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Paul McNeal2021-12-09T14:11:42-04:00
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JULIANA FETHERMAN

EPISODE 83: FOUNDER, MAKING AUTHENTIC FRIENDSHIP

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Episode 83 features Entrepreneur and Founder of Making Authentic Friendships, Juliana Fetherman. Making Authentic Friendships is a responsive web-based application that helps individuals with special needs (age 13+) find friends at home or on the go, based on their geolocation, diagnosis, age, and interests. We talk with Juliana about the high and lows of creating this business and some of the thoughtfulness that needed to go into the business strategy, development, etc.

Find Juliana Online:

Website: http://www.makingauthenticfriendships.com/

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

About Juliana:

I am 23 years old and have a 21-year-old brother with ADHD and Autism. His name is Michael. Making Authentic Friendships (MAF) is also my brother’s initials. He inspired this initiative. He is very lonely due to his lack of social skills and the ability to make friends.

I just recently finished my MBA at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT, but reside on Long Island. I am passionate about bettering the lives of those with autism and other special needs and plan to dedicate my entire life to doing so.

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Juliana Fetherman2020-02-23T03:21:51-04:00
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MEGAN CHEN

EPISODE 81: Founder, Urban Garden Initiative

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On Episode 81, I speak with a 16-year old entrepreneur and Founder of The Urban Garden Initiative, Megan Chen and we discuss her non-profit and how she is looking to make a positive impact on the world through gardening-based programs.

Find Megan Online:

Website: www.theurbangardeninitiative.org

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

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

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-urban-garden-initiative

About Megan:

Megan Chen is a 16-year-old author, activist, and entrepreneur. She is the Founder and Executive Director at The Urban Garden Initiative, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that aims to inspire and empower youth to achieve urban sustainability through a gardening based program. She is also the author of Finding Tiger, a children’s book that aims to teach students about implicit bias and stereotyping. She is very passionate about reforming youth education and currently serves on the Youth Leadership Board for Griptape, a youth-driven nonprofit centered around project-based learning.

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Megan Chen2020-04-26T18:08:47-04:00
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EPISODE 71: CEO & Founder, Axon (Formerly TASER)

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Episode 71 features Rick Smith, Founder and CEO of Axon (Formerly TASER). Rick talks about his journey of how he came upon the Taser device and grew this business through many twists and turns as well as his mission to make the bullet obsolete with his new book, “The End of Killing”.

Some topics we cover:

  • Impact his father had on his journey to entrepreneurship 
  • Being fascinated with robotics
  • Impact tragedy had on his life
  • Starting a company in his early 20’s
  • Hiring and brining in the right people
  • The company almost closing
  • Performance-based Pay
  • Writing a book

Find Rick Online:

Website: https://www.axonrick.com/

Axon Website: https://www.axon.com/

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/axonrick

His new book, “The End of Killing”: https://www.amazon.com/End-Killing-Technologies-Humanitys-Problem/dp/1989025536

About Rick:

A pioneer of technology with the vision of making the bullet obsolete, Rick founded the original company, TASER International, in 1993. As the TASER device became ubiquitous in law enforcement, Rick pushed the company beyond weapons technology and towards a broader purpose of matching technology to public safety needs in order to make the world a safer place. Under his leadership, the company has grown from a garage in Tucson to a NASDAQ-listed global market leader in conducted energy weapon, body-worn cameras and software. In April 2017, TASER International officially changed its name to Axon Enterprise to better represent the entire network of devices, people and applications. Today, more than 18,000 law enforcement agencies in more than 100 countries are a part of the Axon network.

Rick graduated from Harvard with a B.S. in Neuroscience (Cum Laude) and later earned a Master in International Finance from the University of Leuven in Belgium and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

Rick’s mission to obsolete the bullet has been chronicled in The New Yorker as well as ForbesandGQRick’s 2018 op-ed on suggesting a grand challenge to help reduce gun violence in schools was published by CNBC. That same year, Rick was named one of Arizona’s Most Admired Leaders by Phoenix Business Journal and Axon was named one of 2018’s Most Admired Companies by Arizona Business Magazine. Rick rocked the tech industry when he announced a first-of-its-kind employee compensation plan allowing employees to align their pay directly with value creation for shareholders. The eXponential Stock Performance Plan earned media coverage in Bloomberg, GeekWireWorld at Workand more.

Rick is a frequent guest on CNBC’s Mad Money and has also appeared on CBS’ This MorningThe Street and more.

“Many people concerned about gun violence want to alter laws. Rick Smith is focusing on a tech solution.” – Geekwire

“Can the Manufacturer of Tasers Provide the Answer to Police Abuse?” – The New Yorker

“Billion-dollar award made CEO uneasy. Now he’s fixing it.” – Bloomberg

“Rick Smith is known as the ‘Steve Jobs of policing technology’ — and this book reflects his well-deserved reputation. Rick envisions a world free of gun violence. This is a must-read for those who share his bold vision to enhance safety in our communities!” – Kathleen O’Toole, Former Police Chief

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Rick Smith2020-01-19T15:08:44-04:00
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EPISODE 70: Best-Selling Author | Blogger | Founder

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Episode 70 is here and features Best-Selling Author, Blogger, and Founder, Nir Eyal. Nir shares stories about his journey into entrepreneurship, how he got into writing, as well as, we talk about his new book, Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life.

Some topics we cover:

  • Wanting to be a fighter pilot
  • Being obese as a kid
  • Being in an improve comedy group
  • Working in the Consulting business
  • Starting a Solar business
  • Going to Stanford Business School
  • Authoring Books
  • Intimacy
  • And much more…

Find Nir Online:

Website: https://www.nirandfar.com

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

Nir’s Books: https://www.amazon.com/Nir-Eyal/e/B00HJ8021I

About Nir:

Nir Eyal writes, consults, and teaches about the intersection of psychology, technology, and business. The M.I.T. Technology Review dubbed Nir, “The Prophet of Habit-Forming Technology.”

Nir founded two tech companies since 2003 and has taught at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford. He is the author of the bestselling book, Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products and Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life.

In addition to blogging at NirAndFar.com, Nir’s writing has been featured inThe Harvard Business ReviewTechCrunch, and Psychology Today.

Nir is also an active investor in habit-forming technologies. Some of his past investments include Eventbrite (NYSE:EB), Refresh.io (acquired by LinkedIn), Worklife (acquired by Cisco), Product HuntMarco PoloPresence Learning7 CupsPanaKahoot!Byte FoodsFocusMate, and Anchor.fm (acquired by Spotify).

Nir attended The Stanford Graduate School of Business and Emory University.

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Nir Eyal2020-05-07T00:39:15-04:00
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EPISODE 69: Founder, HillenBRAND Media

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Episode 69 features the Founder of hillenBRAND Media, Molly Dare Hillenbrand. Had a wonderful discussion with this “late bloomer” entrepreneur who shares the ups and downs of her journey and how she has been able to grow her brand and the brand of others.

Some topics we discuss are:

  • Being a “late bloomer” to entrepreneurship
  • Studying Psychology in College
  • Working on Wall Street
  • Handling Divorce
  • Opening her Children’s Store
  • Being vulnerable online
  • Starting hillenBRAND Media
  • Being a participant on Social Movement TV docuseries (launches Summer of 2020 on Amazon Prime/iTunes)

Find Molly Online:

Personal Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mollydare/

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

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

Social Movement TV Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/socialmovementtv/

Social Movement TV Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/socialmovementtv/

About Molly:

Molly is known for her fun and outgoing presence on camera as well as being a PR powerhouse! Founder of hillenBRAND Media, she focuses on PR for brands and businesses all over the world. 

Molly hails from Princeton, New Jersey and has called both New York City and Chicago home before moving to South Florida in 2016. She started her professional career at Goldman Sachs in NYC, moved on to the PR world in the music industry and after her two beautiful children were born she opened two successful luxury children’s clothing stores in NJ and Chicago.

Her greatest love is her two children and she is a passionate philanthropist spending many years fundraising for Operation Smile and on numerous committees for local charities.

Molly is a staple in the south Florida social scene while dividing her time between South Florida and Chicago for her role as TV Host for both Eye on South Florida and Eye On Chicago. – always on the hunt to bring you the best of the best in up and coming brands, businesses and people.

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Molly Dare Hillenbrand2020-01-20T17:59:01-04:00
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FARNOOSH BROCK

EPISODE 68: Business & Leadership Coach

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Episode 68 features Business & Leadership Coach, Speaker, and Author Farnoosh Brock. Farnoosh shares her journey of moving to the United States, working up the corporate ladder, and venturing out on her own to start her Business & Leadership coaching business.

Find Farnoosh Online:

Website: https://www.farnooshbrock.com

Business Website: https://www.prolificliving.com/

Her Books: https://www.amazon.com/Farnoosh-Brock/e/B005BCHBTA

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

Some Topics we cover:

  • Being born and raised in Iran
  • Self-Discipline
  • Resigning from her Corporate job
  • Overcoming early failure
  • Having a support system
  • Starting Prolific Living
  • Following the energy
  • Being an Author

About Farnoosh:

Farnoosh Brock went from electrical engineer and rising leader at a Fortune 100 to a business coach, speaker, and consultant. She has helped many entrepreneurs and businesses to use her mindset and framework of genuine serving to build deep trust, create meaningful relationships and scalable profits. In addition to her latest book, The Serving Mindset: Stop Selling and Grow Your Business, she is the creator of Crack the Code to Get Promoted, a leadership and career advancement course for corporate professionals as well as the author of three health books and a wellness program.

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Farnoosh Brock2020-01-20T18:01:33-04:00
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EPISODE 67: Founders, Fennell Adventures

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Episode 67 features the Fennell Family – Jennaye (Parent/Mother), Jiyah (15), Jace (11), Merl (10). I met this family at the Next Gen Summit and was impressed with their mission, work ethic, and positive attitude. The fact that all of them, especially the kids, have published books and are continuing to create great content goes to show that age really doesn’t matter and what matters most is bringing a positive mindset and strong work ethic to each and every day and never giving up!

Find the Fennell Family Online:

Website: www.fennelladventures.com

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

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCT4VkOkkGuvcMuJsxCqmhKg

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Fennellbooks

About the Fennell Family:

An adventurous, loving family of strong faith that believes in the motto, “LIVE LIFE to the FULLEST!”

Currently featuring 3 young siblings; Jiyah 15, Jace 11, Merl 10 and Jennaye an inspirational mother that are authors of an AMAZING unique book series, professional face painters, speakers, rappers, podcasters, travelers with an inspirational cartoon!

Jiyah Fennell – 15-year old author

Jiyah started face painting when she was only 9 years old. She has painted for celebrities and she teaches face painting to other children to become entrepreneurs. Her first book, Princess Jiyah’s Face Painting Fairytale demonstrates her painting skills and teaches positive character traits. 

Jace Fennell – 11-year old author

Jacewas just 9 years old when he wrote his first book, Journey through Hawaii with Jace. He later wrote his second book, Journey through Cuba with Jace. He is an honor roll student in his 5th grade class and an inspiration to many. 

Merl Fennell – 10-year old author

Merl began his writing career when he was just 8 years old. He has written 2 books in the family series, Journey through Texas with Merl and Journey through New Orleans with Merl. The books can be read over 25 different ways, teaches learning concepts such as the alphabet, counting in English and Spanish, rhyming, and includes family pictures. 

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Fennell Family2020-01-20T18:05:05-04:00
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DOUG NEUMANN

EPISODE 57: Co-Founder | Carica Labs

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Episode 57 will forever be one of my favorites as I speak with good friend and software founder, Doug Neumann. I went on location to Doug’s house to talk with him about his entrepreneur journey, making the switch from corporate america, getting support from his wife, and much more.

Doug is the Co-Founder of Arpio, a Data Redundancy Software built specifically for Amazon Web Services customers.

This is a really special episode as Doug isn’t known to many but not only is he a tremendous human being but he’s living the “Just Get Started” life by pressing forward through a lot of fear and uncertainty to follow his passion to start his own software business.

Find Doug Online:

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

Arpio Website: https://www.arpio.io/ 

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Doug Neumann2020-01-28T01:39:18-04:00

A Tribe Called Next — The Evolution of the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

As a 1st time “Gen-er” (Is that a word? We’ll make it a word!) to the 5th Annual NextGen Summit I wanted to share a few key thoughts from the observation deck that might prove useful as you go about your day.

Before I jump it, let me take a quick step back. NextGen is a group of thousands of entrepreneurs that are looking to develop the next wave of innovative products and services to shape our future. It was started by Justin Lafazan and Dylan Gambardella five years ago and has had a “rocket-ship like” trajectory in years since. 

Enter NextGen Summit. 

This is their premiere annual conference to get all of these people together and connect them with great speakers and mentors to help shape their businesses. My journey to the conference was a unique one. See, I’ve gone through a Renaissance period, if you will, over the 5 years to rediscover who I really am and what I want out of life. With curiosity as my catalyst, I decided to start a Podcast called Just Get Started 18-months ago to talk with entrepreneurs and others trying to be fulfilled in life. If it wasn’t for that initiative and subsequently being introduced and then interviewing the Co-Founder of NextGen, Justin Lafazan, I wouldn’t have had this incredible opportunity to even share.

If you were so inclined, here is the first episode I did of the Podcast back in November of 2017 that explains my journey a bit more and how I finally got the Podcast going – Just Get Started Podcast: Episode 1

If you didn’t attend NextGen Summit that’s fine. Keep reading. There may be a few gemstones I gathered from the conference that might alter your thinking a bit and help you on your way to become the superstar version of yourself. Maybe not, but at least you can get the pleasure of my “almost failed English class” writing style.

Find Your Tribe

“The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.”

A tribe is only as strong as its people and to make those people be harmonious you have to have great Chiefs. It’s hard to find better Chiefs than Justin Lafazan and Dylan Gambardella. There is no shock that this NextGen community has grown so strong. The passion and drive behind Justin & Dylan’s vision is what makes this event special. That resonates with people and it makes people want to fight to hold onto that feeling they get from attending this event. The energy, the kindness, the curiosity, the sharing. It’s so organic and authentic it almost sounds made-up. So that’s my first takeaway. Who do you associate with that makes you feel that you can accomplish anything? That makes you believe you can change the world? I’ll tell you what. I found that here at NextGen. I’ve never been so motivated and hyper-focused in my life and I know, unlike other times in my life, this feeling won’t burn out as the days pass by but smolder and stay hot as I go forward. That’s what having a great tribe will do for you. They’ll support you. They’ll believe in you. They’ll high five you when you win and hug you when you fail. As the famous quote goes, “The whole is greater than the sum of it’s parts”. I’ve never believed that more firmly than after leaving this event and excited for the opportunity to keep in touch with my new Tribe!

How is Your Brownie Different

“If you don’t have a seat at the table you create one.”  – Jesse Itzler

Jesse Itzler (@jesseitzler on Instagram) was a keynote speaker at the event and this guy literally brought the fire the entire session. I won’t give his bio here but go research him. Fascinating guy. I probably could write the whole article on him but one massive takeaway I gleaned was this, “How is your brownie different” (this is in reference to a story he told about pitching a business idea in school). 

The punchline is that you can speak about features and you can speak about service and all that bullshit but when you get down to the brass tax of it all you have to go above and beyond the noise and truly create something that is world-class and doesn’t just limp over the finish line but annihilates the world record. He wasn’t just speaking about business. Personally, what are you doing to create a different experience that is impacting you, your friends/family, and the world. Are you “cashing it in” most days or are you truly trying to be different?

This reminded me of the time I had the Founder of ActiveLifeRX, Dr. Sean Pastruch, on my Podcast and he gave a great quote. He says, “In order to be World-Class, you have to prepare to be un-relatable”. Jesse has done that. He’s thought differently about the world he wants to live in and has set his sights and goals about making an impact in a positive way. He said, “If you don’t have a seat at the table you create one.” Don’t settle for what everyone else around you is doing. If you want to be different, you need to act, think, and perform different. Set the bar high and make your brownie different!

Serendipity Is Real and It’s Spectacular!

“To be called on, you must raise your hand” – Kim Kaupe

(Okay, who got the Seinfeld reference?) I preach Serendipity. The reason I believe in it so strongly is that we have no control over it and yet we have all the control over it. How I got to the conference started long before I got on the plane to NYC. We don’t know what the next step will bring (I could die on this plane flight as I am writing this). Don’t worry, I didn’t. But you get the point.

It’s an opportunity to get outside the dreaded comfort zone and let the universe steer the ship a bit. As Brene Brown once said, “I don’t leap for the perfect landing, I leap for the feeling in the air”.

As an introvert in sheep’s clothing going up and talking to people is tough for me at times. But I met some incredible people. People that I never would’ve crossed paths with if I didn’t accept the invite from NextGen. Full Disclosure: I declined for scheduling reasons initially and glad I made it work out. Who knows what some of those relationships will transform into but it doesn’t matter. My life and hopefully the people that I met will be impacted in a positive way forever. Kim Kaupe (@KimKaupe on Instagram), Founder of the SuperFan Company, spoke about this in her keynote in relation to growing your brand and business. She said,“To be called on, you must raise your hand”.

Sitting on the sidelines and telling a story to yourself of why something isn’t going to work out might seem cozy and nice but it’s not the way you make a splash and it is certainly not the way your create your own luck. If we live in a bubble then truly serendipitous moments are very few and far between. It might be a safe life but what’s the fun in that? Here’s a secret: The “comfort zone” is a made up place. Have the courage to challenge that mindset and look at creating life-changing moments for yourself and your business and not only will you be more fulfilled but serendipity might just connect you with something or someone in a magical way you never could’ve dreamed of.

Come Out of Hibernation

“You have two lives. The second begins when we realize we only have one” – Confucius

Just like a bear hibernating from a long winters nap (literally some hibernate for 7 ½ months), we all have pounds of weight we need to shed. But in my weird animal metaphor I’m not talking about physical weight. A lot of time it’s the mental burden of negativity and the mind warp we’ve all been through for most of our lives that needs to be erased. We’ve all heard it. You can’t be that. You’re not good enough. You’re too young. You’re too old. Whatever. It’s a bunch of Malarkey. Once you accept who you are and what you’re about and why that is absolutely good enough you can start to finally move forward. Maryellis Bunn (@maryellis.bunn on Instagram), Founder of the Museum of Ice Cream, gave a passionate talk about the journey of learning and asking questions that shouldn’t stop when you reach adolescence but should continue on for your entire life. I was amazed when she explained that children ask around 125 questions a day compared to adults who ask only about 6. What happens to that wonder and amazement and imagination we all had? Society happens. That’s what. We become this comatose society of zombies that are following old rituals and habits that haven’t made people any more happy or more successful. So why do it? As Maryellis says, “We have become a society that accepts what is instead of questioning what it should be”.

How many questions are you going to ask about the world today? Shed your mental weight, start believing in yourself and start living a life filled with passion and purpose that is on your own terms.

There Is No Spoon

“You take the blue pill—the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill—you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes. Remember: all I’m offering is the truth. Nothing more.” – Morpheus, The Matrix

Let’s be honest here. What I just wrote about won’t resonate with most. People will cast it aside with excuses of why they can’t do things and chalk it up to “that’s life”. They’ll go on with their day acting like each day before it. And that’s where this Tribe of NextGen-ers and others reading this are different.

You’ve had a choice. You’ve taken the red pill. You’ve become Neo…or Morpheus or Trinity or whoever you want to play in this adventure. Hell, you can be Agent Smith if you like to get down like that. But I digress. You’re already ahead because you’ve realized what most people never will. As the great Steve Jobs said, “Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you and you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use. Once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again”.

The spoon only exists if you accept the world as it is and fit in that box. But that’s not you. There is something inherently different about you. You can’t explain it, I know. But don’t ever let that fire go. Remember what Rich Keller’s passionate talk was about. Just S.C.O.R.E.

Stand-out, Conquer Obstacles, and Reach Excellence.

Whatever you do, always keep that kid inside with wonder and imagination and curiosity to question the outermost realms of the universe and why this all matters.

Until next year. 

Carpe Diem,

Brian

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A Tribe Called Next — The Evolution of the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs2021-03-19T10:41:55-04:00
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CHIP CONLEY

EPISODE 20: Founder | CEO | Strategic Advisor | Author

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Episode 20 features a true entrepreneur at heart and a guy with so much experience under his belt I wish I got to spend several hours with him.  Chip was a delight to speak with and we covered a variety of topics about his upbringing having to adjust from an introvert to extrovert during adolescence, taking a gamble on his first hotel property, and making a shift in his life at the age of 52 to take on a role at fast-growing Airbnb

I think you’ll all love the entire conversation with Chip and for more about him and to find him online please see links below:

About Chip:

Rebel hospitality entrepreneur and New York Times bestselling author, Chip Conley is a leader at the forefront of the sharing economy. At age 26 he founded Joie de Vivre Hospitality (JdV), transforming one inner-city motel into the second largest boutique hotel brand in America. After running his company as CEO for 24 years, he sold it and soon the young founders of Airbnb asked him to help transform their promising start-up into the world’s leading hospitality brand. Chip served as Airbnb’s Head of Global Hospitality and Strategy for four years and today acts as the company’s Strategic Advisor for Hospitality and Leadership. His five books include PEAK and EMOTIONAL EQUATIONS and are inspired by the theories of transformation and meaning by famed psychologists Abraham Maslow and Viktor Frankl.

In his new book, WISDOM@WORK: The Making of a Modern Elder (September 2018), Chip shares his experiences – as both mentor and unexpected intern – at Airbnb. He is the founder of Fest300 (part of Everfest), San Francisco’s annual “Celebrity Pool Toss” that has raised millions for families in the neighborhood where he opened his first hotel, and the Hotel Hero Awards that shine a light on outstanding line level employees. Chip is a recipient of hospitality’s highest honor, the Pioneer Award, and holds a BA and MBA from Stanford University, and an honorary doctorate in psychology from Saybrook University. He serves on the boards of the Burning Man Project and the Esalen Institute, where the Conley Library bears his name.

Find Chip Online

Chip’s Website – https://chipconley.com/

Articles on Linkedin – https://www.linkedin.com/in/chipconleysf/detail/recent-activity/posts/

His New Book -> Wisdom @ Work: The Making Of A Modern Elder

Link to Pre-Order on Amazon

https://www.amazon.com/Wisdom-Work-Making-Modern-Elder/dp/0525572902/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1519967015&sr=8-1&keywords=chip+conley+wisdom+at+work

Other Bookshttps://www.amazon.com/Chip-Conley/e/B001IOFFJS

Peak: How Great Companies Get their Mojo from Maslow

The Rebel Rules: Daring to Be Yourself in Business

Marketing that Matters: 10 Practices to Profit Your Business and Change the World

Emotional Equations: Simple Truths for Creating Happiness + Success in Business + in Life.

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EPISODE 15: CEO, Dear Media | Co-Host of The Skinny Confidential His and Her Podcast

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Episode 15 features Michael Bosstick, CEO of Dear Media, a Podcast network primarily focused around female hosts and talent, and he is the Co-Host of the Skinny Confidential Him and Her Podcast.  I was fortunate to interview his wife, Lauryn Evarts (@theskinnyconfidential) back in Episode 11 and really enjoyed getting a chance to speak with Michael in this episode and learning about his unique story.

Michael learned early on from his father that you have to work for what you want and after some early childhood jobs he figured out that he wanted to pave his own path and create opportunities for himself.  Early after college Michael ventured out to fill a gap he found in corporate aircrafts with a business called JetBeds and has now grown that over the last 10 years to be the most successful company in the space.

Michael is now extremely involved in digital media and finding new and creative ways to build an online brand.  We converse about many topics including business, the power of voice as a platform of the future, and many other intriguing insights.  

I enjoyed one of Michael’s quotes where he says, “I spend 90% of my time focusing on solutions and 10% of the time looking at the problem”, and it’s no surprise he’s been successful with his optimistic mindset on business and how to scale effectively.

Michael can be found online:

Instagram @MichaelBosstick 

Twitter @MichaelBosstick 

Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-bosstick-21584b124/

Dear Media https://dearmedia.com/

Skinny Confidential His and Her Podcast: https://www.theskinnyconfidential.com/

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Michael Bosstick2020-02-05T22:03:49-04:00
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EPISODE 14: Founder, NobleFriendsShop.com

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Episode 14 features Carolynn Lemke, the Founder of Noble Friends Shop.  Was excited to get the chance to speak with Carolynn not only because of the great work she is doing to grow her business but because we go way back to the same small town as her and I graduated high school together.  I’m so proud to see the success of many of my classmates and after learning more of Carolynn’s story I am cheering her on even more as her journey continues.

Carolynn has a tremendous personality and a gift for illustration and I think anyone seeking to find their own creativity, looking to start their own business, or just needing some inspiration to get started will pull a lot from this interview.

Carolynn can be found online:

Website: http://www.noblefriendsshop.com/

Instagram: @noblefriendsshop 

Thanks to Carolynn for taking some time out to share her story with me and our audience!

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EPISODE 13: Founder, Fangirl Sports Network

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Episode 13 features the @49ersfangirl Tracy Sandler and we have a wide-ranging conversation on sports, relishing new opportunities, being nimble, and much more.

I was intrigued to learn more about Tracy and the Fangirl Sports Network when I came across her profile many months back. It’s great to see someone that saw a gap in the market, especially relating to content focused for the female fan, and then took the opportunity to do something about it instead of just sitting on the idea and doing nothing with it.  The trajectory of the Fangirl Sports Network is pointing upwards and it will be exciting to see all of the interesting things they do as they grow into this season and beyond.

A couple key nuggets about her that she mentions in the interview:

Book She Reads Every Year: The Four Agreeements – https://www.amazon.com/Four-Agreements-Practical-Personal-Freedom/dp/1878424319

Who She Follows Often: Hoda Kotb – https://www.instagram.com/hodakotb

Podcast Mystery Series She Enjoyed: Up and Vanished https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/up-and-vanished/id1140596919?mt=2

Early 2018/2019 SuperBowl Pick out of the NFC: Los Angeles Rams

Early 2018/2019 Sleeper Pick this season: LA Chargers

Where can you find Tracy online:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/49ersfangirl/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/49ersfangirl

Talking Touchdowns Podcast: http://fangirlsportsnetwork.com/nfl/49ers-fangirl/podcasts-49ersfangirl/

Fangirl Sports Network:

Website: http://fangirlsportsnetwork.com/

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/fangirlsports

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

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWiskCjdAI0jvalkWVKT2dQ

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Tracy Sandler2020-02-06T13:10:58-04:00
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EPISODE 12: Founder, MLC CONNECT

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Episode 12 picks up right where we left off and I interview Chris David Garcia, the creator of the Major Level Creative CONNECT sports conference as well as the Creative Director for the Houston Astros.

I met Chris about 3 years ago and we have been friends ever since and I’ve been fortunate enough to have been able to join three MLC Connect Conferences in the past and look forward to the continued success of the conference as they hit the 5-year anniversary mark this June.  Chris is an extremely talented graphic designer but more than that is his personality and character which are phenomenal in the way he interacts and treats others.  He is a very selfless individual that is always looking for ways to help others become the best version of themselves and improve their own craft.

Furthermore, I feel Chris has been a disruptor in the creative world and his insightful ideas and passion for always bringing your best has led to the creation of probably the best conference I have ever been to. It’s intimate. It’s personal. It’s educational. It’s fun.  Top notch speakers surrounded by some of the most talented people in the sports design world.  It’s incredible!

Those reasons are exactly why I told Chris prior to launching the podcast that he has to be a guest as I knew he’d be able to bring the fire as well as some great stories.  He didn’t disappoint in this episode at all!

You can find Chris online:

@chrisdavidgfx – Twitter

@chrisdavidgfx – Instagram

chrisdavidg – Linkedin

Major Level Creative Conference info:

Mlcconnect.com

@mlcconnect – Twitter

@mlcconnect – Instagram

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Chris David Garcia2020-02-06T13:15:00-04:00
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EPISODE 11: Founder, The Skinny Confidential

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Episode 11 Features The Creator of The Skinny Confidential, Lauryn Evarts.  Lauryn has been blogging almost every day for the past 8 years and has build an incredible following online through many social channels but it all funnels back to her website, TheSkinnyConfidential.com.  She is a blogger, an author, a podcaster, an influencer and much much more.

In this discussion, we pinpointed on a few key topics around her upbringing, how her two-day stint in a sorority and a bartending encounter motivated her to build an online community, and she gives some very poetic advice to those that are looking to build their own brand.

Lauryn can be found all over @

Website – https://www.theskinnyconfidential.com/

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/theskinnyconfidential/

Snapchat – https://www.snapchat.com/add/laurynevarts

Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/user/MissSkinnyShow

Facebook Group – https://www.facebook.com/groups/182593338918201/

Her Book: The Skinny Confidential: A Babe’s Sexy, Sassy Fitness and Lifestyle Guide

I know you all will really enjoy my chat with Lauryn and look forward to hearing any feedback you might have.

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Lauryn Evarts2020-02-06T13:20:06-04:00
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EPISODE 10: Digital Marketing Specialist

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Episode 10 features Digital Marketing specialist, Speaker, Author, and Podcaster Hank Hoffmeier.  Hank  is Manager of Strategic Services at iContact (http://www.icontact.com)

. With a passion for all things digital and social, combined with more than 18 years of experience in sales and marketing, Hank enjoys partnering with organizations large and small to improve their marketing strategy. Hank is and author, speaker and host of a marketing podcast, Hank’s Business and Marketing Tips, available on iTunes.

This was a fun episode to record as it was my first in-person interview and it definitely allowed for some more interaction.  As all the statistics say, 55% of communication is body language so it helped having Hank in the same room and kept the energy at an all time high.

We talk about daily planning and time management, how business owners should think about branding, marketing automation insight, and many others tangents!  

A couple of links I wanted to share that were mentioned in the show:

Hank’s new Book – The ABCs of the Customer Journey: A Beginner’s Guide to Automation, Branding and Customer Service

– Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0999801805

A link to Hank’s Daily Planner and how you can easily set one up – https://hankhoffmeier.com/downloads/daily-planner

Hank’s 5 tips to become a better Speaker – https://hankhoffmeier.com/the-5-things-that-helped-me-become-a-better-speaker-this-year

Peter Voogd – 6 Months to 6 Figures

Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.com/6-Months-Figures-Peter-Voogd/dp/0990997308/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-skills&ie=UTF8&qid=1520215527&sr=8-1&keywords=peter+voogd

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Hank Hoffmeier2020-02-06T13:30:02-04:00
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EPISODE 9: Speaker and Author

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Episode 9 was a blast talking with Speaker and Author David Rendall. I met David for the first time in the spring of 2017 at the High Five Conference in Raleigh, NC where he was giving a keynote and he left an imprint on my life because I agreed so much with what he was speaking about. It was almost like he was speaking directly to me and some of his experiences actually helped guide me onto some of the things I am involved in today.

In this episode we discussed a variety of topics associated with valuing not only your strengths but also your weaknesses and pursuing adulthood with things that make you happy and are what you want to do vs what others think you should be doing. David explains his upbringing, dealing with tragedy, how an experience in college altered his life, practical advice on becoming a better speaker and much more.

I hope you all take a listen through and I think you will appreciate the vast knowledge as well as the great perspective David has on life.

David can be found on his website at http://www.drendall.com or on twitter @daverendall or find one of his books on Amazon and go take a read.

In the episode David makes a couple of keys mentions and see below to quick links to check out those particular items.

For self-publishing a book -> Create Space -> https://www.createspace.com/
For help writing and promoing a book -> Advantage Media -> https://advantagefamily.com/
The Freak Factor for Kids Animated Video -> https://youtu.be/fhdleqd93UI

About the Guest:
During the last fifteen years, David Rendall has spoken to audiences on every inhabited continent. His clients include the US Air Force, Australian Government, and Fortune 50 companies such as Microsoft, AT&T, United Health Group, Fannie Mae, and State Farm. Prior to becoming a speaker, he was a leadership professor, stand-up comedian, and nonprofit executive. In between presentations, David competes in ultramarathons and Ironman triathlons. David has a doctor of management degree in organizational leadership, as well as a graduate degree in psychology. He is the author of four books: The Four Factors of Effective Leadership, The Freak Factor, The Freak Factor for Kids, Pink Goldfish

Link to his books on Amazon -> Click Here

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David Rendall2020-02-06T13:26:25-04:00
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EPISODE 8: Contemporary Abstract Artist

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We did some soul searching in Episode 8 with contemporary mixed media artist Jenna Webb who specializes in vibrant unexpected, bold works infused with her positive spirit and energy. She is passionate about nature, beauty, positivity, travel, and interior design. Her artwork reflects the beauty she sees and the light she wants you to feel. Jenna’s mission is to capture the world’s beauty and inspire self-love.

We went deep into topics around finding her creativity as an adult, the journey of starting your own business, the benefits of meditation, and much much more. For us novices out there, Jenna even shares some insights into the simple things you can do to get started with art.

Absolutely recommend to check out Jenna online and her great artwork.  Some uniquely amazing alcohol-ink abstract paintings that have so much soul and purpose behind them.

Where you can find Jenna online:

Instagram @jennawebbart

Youtube Channel – JennaWebbArt

Pinterest – Pinterest.com/jennawebbart

Facebook – Facebook.com/jennawebbart

Website – http://www.jennawebbart.com

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EPISODE 7: Founder, BogeyBoxGolfClub.com

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Episode 7 welcomes Founder of BogeyBoxGolfClub.com Nik Bando. Nik has been an entrepreneur for most of his adult life all starting with his innovative idea to create new engagement and sponsorship opportunities while at Virginia Tech.

From there, Nik took his passion for journalism and spun that into learning the ins and outs of digital media and how that was starting to effect the buying behaviors of the everyday consumer. While working at VaynerMedia for well-known entrepreneur and businessman Gary Vaynerchuk he sharpened his digital media chops and took the leap to start his current business, BogeyBoxGolfClub, after many poor shopping experiences both in stores and online.

We get into a ton of different practical business discussions around digital marketing on Facebook, customer acquisition, Venture Capital v. Bootstrapping, hiring employees, and much more.

Their website is http://www.bogeyboxgolfclub.com and can be found on Instagram @bogeybox

Nik can be found on Instagram @bogeybando and Twitter @bogeybando

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Nik Bando2020-02-12T02:39:27-04:00
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ERICA SPERA

EPISODE 6: Stand-Up Comedian

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Erica Spera is an up and coming comedian in the New York City scene and a 2017 TBS Comic to Watch. She gives us some backstage access on the comedy world and all of the things that go into being a comedian.

We talk about her comedic inspirations, scheduling gigs, her work putting on comedy shows, and many other tangets that the conversation takes us on.

I think you all will enjoy Erica’s personality and perspective on comedy and life and hope you will continue to follow her career as she makes it to the big time!

Erica’s website is http://www.ericaspera.com and she can be found on Instagram at @spericaa and twitter at @spericaa

Also, check out her performance at the AXSTV Gotham Comedy Live event on youtube – https://youtu.be/ckjiMBIm1dg

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Erica Spera2020-02-12T02:43:36-04:00
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KATHLEEN O’GRADY

EPISODE 5: Founder, Raleigh Coaching Academy

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Episode 5 features Raleigh Coaching Academy Founder Kathleen O’Grady. Kathleen has used a lot of experiences early in her life to fuel her coaching business and help transform the lives of the people she works with. Her Heart-based leadership coaching philosophy and passion around authenticity fuels her day-to-day work and she is truly a pleasure to speak with and learn from.

We cover the gamet of topics focusing around taking the leap of faith, personal transformation, career advice, and what’s up next for her business.

This episode is a perfect example of having belief in yourself and understanding the true nature of who you are as a person and then turning that into a thriving business to help others.

I think you all will enjoy this interview and learn a lot from Kathleen.

About Kathleen O’Grady

Before recognizing her calling to be a professional coach, Kathleen spent years wondering who she was and where she belonged. Like many, she looked to others to tell her… and was continuously misled and disappointed. When she started listening to her own inner authentic voice, it was music to her ears! Now she and her colleagues make a living helping others to listen to their own inner music. Coaching is not simply Kathleen’s profession, it is her life’s purpose. She was fortunate to have discovered this at a younger age than most, and is therefore inspired to help others find theirs.

As Authentic Leadership Coaches, Kathleen and her dynamic team act as catalysts for people to discover, rediscover, and embrace their unique genius. They always do their best to lead by example to show others that they can be whomever they choose to be, at any given moment. Raleigh Coaching stands for the belief that we all possess unlimited potential, and that it is our individual responsibility to do what we love and find ways to be financially rewarded in the process.

You can find Kathleen online:

Website – https://www.raleighcoaching.com/

Linkedin –  https://www.linkedin.com/in/kathleenogradyleadershipcoach/

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/raleighcoachingacademy/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/RaleighCoaching

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Kathleen O’Grady2020-02-12T02:49:14-04:00

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JORDAN SYATT

EPISODE 4: Founder, Syatt Fitness

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This episode is on fire with 5x world record holder and fitness expert Jordan Syatt. Jordan is incredibly knowledgeable about all things fitness and nutrition and brings so much great insight into this episode.

When you hear the passion in his voice it’ll bring a smile to your face!

We go deep into how he got started into personal training, his love for coaching, his insights into new years resolutions, and why he so desperately wants to be a wizard!

Jordan’s website is http://syattfitness.com and he can be found on Instagram a ton @syattfitness

Also make a couple mentions in this Podcast first about a great quote from Sly Stallone.  If you don’t know anything about the struggles to get the first Rocky made go hear and read up on it because it’s an incredible story –

Additionally, I’ve always lived by the quote “Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish” and I heard that first spoken from the late great Steve Jobs in his Stanford Commencement speech.  One of the best ever – Check it out here – Steve Jobs Stanford Commencement Speech – He got that quote from Stewart Brand’s last issue of the Whole Earth Catalog.  Well, Stewart recently did a podcast interview with Tim Ferriss that I highly recommend.  Crazy amount of life lessons and knowledge can be gained.

Check it out here – Tim Ferriss with Guest Stewart Brand

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Jordan Syatt2021-08-20T20:14:07-04:00
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JULI BAUER ROTH

EPISODE 3: Founder, PaleOMG.com

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On Episode 3, I get to interview New York Times Best Selling Author and Founder of the Paleomg.com Blog, Juli Bauer Roth. Juli started her blog on a whim in 2011 and has turned that opportunity into hundreds upon hundreds of recipes online, 3 Cookbooks, extended that into Fashion and Fitness, and has a massive following (and growing) online.

She has a great personality and sense of humor and we touch on a variety of topics about being who you are, putting in the hard work, and balancing life.

Juli can be found all over online like Instagram @Paleomg and everything funnels back to her website where it all began, http://www.paleomg.com

About Juli

Why hello. I’m Juli and I am food obsessed.

I take food infatuation to a whole new level. I hate how obsessed I am with food. Not really.

I eat paleo. If you did not notice from the blog name, well, that’s understandable. It’s not Pale Omg, like the skin color. I’m usually pretty tan. I love spray tans. It’s actually pronounced pay-lee-o.m.g. There ya go, you did it! I just love food. I even eat some gluten free stuff. Don’t freak out though. I just REALLY love food. Especially food that makes me feel good. Are you pickin’ up what I’m throwin’ down? Good.

I write this blog for you from Denver, CO. I hate hiking and outdoor sports. And I don’t drive a Subaru, but I swear I am a native. I like CrossFit. Ok love. It’s pretty much the best thing that’s ever happened to me. When I’m not blogging or writing cookbooks, I’m working out.

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Juli Bauer Roth2020-02-12T02:55:15-04:00