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BRANDON FONG

EPISODE 281: Host of the 7-Figure Millennials Podcast

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Episode 281 features Brandon Fong, Host of the 7-Figure Millennials Podcast. Brandon interviews elite performers with eclectic backgrounds to discover how he and his audience can prioritize their happiness, health, and relationships while making their entrepreneurial dreams a reality. Brandon is on his own path to build his first 7+ figure business while staying in alignment with the 7FM values and sharing what he learns along the way.

Download Brandon’s 3-Step Checklist To Access Any High Profile Client: https://go.7figuremillennials.com/mcm-checklist-1

Find Brandon Online:

Website: https://7figuremillennials.com

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

Podcast: https://7figuremillennials.com

About Brandon:

Brandon Fong is a husband to his high school sweetheart, Leah, and is on a mission to create a more deeply connected world.

While growing up on the government-provided “free lunch program” at school, Brandon realized that his most valuable resource wasn’t money… it was his relationships. This is why, at his core, Brandon is a connector — of people, ideas, and resources.

Before age 26, Brandon leveraged his skill of connection to become a published author, run the marketing for an online education company with 250,000+ students, travel to 23 countries with his wife, get featured on TV, and launch his podcast, 7-Figure Millennials, to a top 2% global ranking in less than a year.

Every week, Brandon interviews elite performers with eclectic backgrounds to discover how he and his audience can prioritize their happiness, health, and relationships while making their entrepreneurial dreams a reality. Brandon is on his own path to build his first 7+ figure business while staying in alignment with the 7FM values and sharing what he learns along the way.

Past guests include Olympians, an illusionist, a decorated air fighter pilot, a hypnotist, former drug dealers turned (legal) millionaires, a Hollywood storytelling legend, NYT bestselling authors, main stage TED speakers, 7, 8, and 9+ figure entrepreneurs, and even a Shark from Shark Tank.

Brandon is also the creator of The Magic Connection Method™ — a system that helps Founders and CEOs to leverage a podcast to build real relationships with dream clients and strategic partners that lead to more profits and greater impact.

He loves having new and incredible experiences with Leah, enjoying a good batch of homemade kombucha, and playing Spikeball.

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Brandon Fong2022-08-26T16:47:35-04:00
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TOMMY BAKER

EPISODE 200: Author & Host of Resist Average Academy

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Episode 200 features Tommy Baker, Author & Host of Resist Average Academy

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Website: http://www.ResistAverageAcademy.com

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

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmJu5miz5dzm_9NmtephfyQ

About Tommy:

Tommy Baker has coached, trained, and taught thousands of clients within his Resist Average Academy programs and iTunes podcast. He is the author of several books, including the brand-new Hustlers And Seekers: How To Crush It and Find Fulfillment Without Losing Your Mind, The Leap of Your Life: How to Redefine Risk, Quit Waiting for ‘Someday,’ and Live Boldly and The 1% Rule: How to Fall in Love with the Process and Achieve Your Wildest Dreams.

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Tommy Baker2021-11-06T15:24:24-04:00
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JEREMY STREICH

EPISODE 145: Author, Founder, Entrepreneur

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Episode 145 welcomes Jeremy Streich, author of The Tree of Knowledge by New Degree Press. He is a startup founder and 2019 iTunes Top 100 podcaster having interviewed New York Times Best-selling Author Michael Pollan, Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang, Nobel Prize biologist Randy Schekman, Chicago’s Treasurer Kurt Summers, and more.

Find Jeremy Online:

Tree of Knowledge Book – https://www.amazon.com/Tree-Knowledge-J-F-Streich/dp/1641379413/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1602187804&sr=8-1

Newsletter: https://jeremystreich.substack.com/

Website: https://www.jeremyfstreich.com/

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jeremyfstreich

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jeremy.streich/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jeremy.streich/

Medium: https://medium.com/@jeremystreich

About Jeremy:

Jeremy Streich is the author of The Tree of Knowledge New Degree Press. He is a startup founder and 2019 iTunes Top 100 podcaster having interviewed New York Times Best-selling Author Michael Pollan, Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang, Nobel Prize biologist Randy Schekman, Chicago’s Treasurer Kurt Summers, and more…

Since his twelfth birthday, Jeremy has spent time in 25 countries, interviewing thinkers from around the world on topics of life, neuroscience, and ancient philosophy—all of which help Jeremy build not-so-far-fetched worlds of his imagination.

When not writing, Streich is probably on a hike or is striking out at stand-up comedy, dating, dead-lifting, and investing.

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Jeremy Streich2021-02-14T21:57:42-04:00
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ADAM MENDLER

EPISODE 124: Chief Executive Officer of The Veloz Group

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Episode 124 features Adam Mendler, the CEO of the Veloz Group and the host of the Thirty Minute Mentors Podcast.

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Website: www.adammendler.com

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

Instagram: @adammendler

Twitter: @adammendler

About Adam:

Adam Mendler is the CEO of The Veloz Group, where he co-founded and oversees ventures across a wide variety of industries: Beverly Hills Chairs, the leading seller of refurbished Herman Miller Aeron chairs in the country; Custom Tobacco, a one-of-a-kind e-commerce platform where customers can create fully customized, private-label cigars in real-time; and Veloz Solutions, a technology consulting and software development practice. Adam is also a nationally acclaimed thought leader, writer and speaker on topics including leadership, entrepreneurship and management. Adam is the creator and host of the podcast Thirty Minute Mentors, where each week he goes one on one with one of the most successful people in the country on how they got to the top and how listeners can too.

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Adam Mendler2020-09-20T21:20:16-04:00
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ALEXA CURTIS

EPISODE 122: Founder & CEO, Life Unfiltered with Alexa

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Episode 122 features Alexa Curtis, Founder & CEO of Life Unfiltered with Alexa and the Founder of the Be Fearless Summit.

Find Alexa Online:

Website: https://www.lifeunfilteredwithalexa.com/

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

Be Fearless Summit Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/befearlesssummit/

About Alexa

Born and raised in small-town Mansfield, Connecticut, Alexa Curtis knew she was different. She didn’t fit into the “normal social mold.” When she entered middle school, all the bullying she endured led her to need an outlet to escape. In 2011, at just 12 years old, she started a fashion blog; A Life in the Fashion Lane. It became a platform for her to express her feelings around everything relating to teens, body image, and mental health.

As Curtis evolved as a person, her blog naturally shifted from fashion to discussing sensitive topics that teens and young adults face every day.  A Life in the Fashion Lane was changed to Life Unfiltered with Alexa Curtis and became a lifestyle website and podcast for teens & parents discussing topics such as social media and mental health. Not only did Curtis turn her little fashion blog into a full-time lifestyle platform for teens, through cold-pitching, but she also managed to get sponsored by brands like British Airways, T-Mobile, Lands’ End, and more.

In 2018, Alexa founded the Be Fearless Summit, which is a pop-up summit that appeared at Drexel University on March 15th, 2020. The next summit was slated for April 1, 2020, at UC Berkeley. Sponsors include Headspace, Shake Shack, and Morphe. 

Curtis has spoken at numerous colleges; Northeastern, UConn, Eastern Connecticut, Rutgers along with high schools – discussing how to be fearless as well as mental health and social media. In October 2018, Curtis spoke alongside Amal Clooney and Serena Williams at Penn Women and in Sept 2018, Curtis added ‘host’ to her arsenal as she launched her own radio show on Radio Disney called “Fearless Every Day” with Alexa Curtis. “Fearless Every Day” was the first of its kind and broke new ground for the Radio Disney brand. Alexa interviewed various guests who shared their journey of overcoming obstacles/challenges and chasing after their dreams. 

When Curtis is not hard at work, she meditates frequently and makes time for hobbies like cooking and exercising to keep herself grounded. Although she is based in Los Angeles, she spends part of her time on the east coast.

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Alexa Curtis2020-09-06T20:17:08-04:00

The Bootstrappers Guide To Podcasting

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Back in 2015 when I first began thinking of starting a podcast there were a lot of ideas in my head about what to do and how to go about it. After overthinking, making excuses, and ultimately failing at starting for two years, I finally took the leap and begun. Thus, the podcast name “Just Get Started” was born.

The reason, you might ask, as to why Just Get Started stuck with me is that I know there are a lot of people out there just like me. They have an idea and want to accomplish something bigger but for some reason, they have been pinned down by naysayers, fear of the unknown, and most of all, negative self-talk that buries your confidence and clouds your judgment. I want everyone to realize they have to take a different path than the norm to get more done then they have ever imagined. To do that, you must take the first step to overcome that fear and Just Get Started.

This won’t be a novel. This isn’t rocket science. There are a ton of great resources out there about monetizing podcasts, growing a following, and doing all sorts of crazy things with them. But, none of that matters until you start and I wanted to share one perspective on how you might go about it.

So, just like with what I struggled with, I wanted to give everyone some insight into what you might want to consider thinking about when beginning a podcast and some useful questions to ask yourself along the way. I’ll share a few tools I have used that have helped but in no way are the answer to every situation. A simple Google search would give you several options that may fit just as well and I’d encourage that. But don’t hamstring yourself with overthinking it. That’s what I did. Don’t make the mistake that you have to have everything figured out on Day 1 because you don’t.

This is not the end all be all guide to podcasting. I imagine, however, most people reading this are like me. They’ve listened to podcasts and enjoy the content and have always wanted to create their own but it seems like a ton of work and a lot of money that is needed to be spent to get started. I’m here to tell you that’s not the case at all and that you can create your own very quickly and with solid quality for minimal to no money.

You can do it BUT if you are going to do it then you have to give it everything. You have to commit to it. There are a lot of people that have started podcasts that do 6 episodes and quit. If you’re going to take the time to set this up and go through the motions then I suggest setting a minimum bar for yourself. Do at least 20 episodes and call it “Season One” or something like that. Then, sit and reassess and make sure this is something you want to commit to further. If you get past that, you’re golden!

I hope you enjoy some of my insight into podcasting and what I have learned through my experience of trial and error and figuring it out along the way. The views expressed in this ebook are my own and from over two years of being in the trenches and knocking out episodes almost weekly. I hope you get as much enjoyment out of reading as I did of writing and sharing.

Let’s get it started.

To get the full eBook please go here and download for free – The Bootstrapper’s Guide To Podcasting

The Bootstrappers Guide To Podcasting2021-03-19T10:41:53-04:00
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Colin Morgan

COLIN MORGAN

EPISODE 92: Creator/Host, The Daily Grind Podcast

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Episode 92 of the Just Get Started Podcast features Colin Morgan, the Creator and Host of The Daily Grind Podcast.

Find Colin Online:

Website: https://www.dailygrindpodcast.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/colinmorgandg

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/colin-morgan-22310996/

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

About Colin:

Hi, I’m Colin. I am a former professional golfer, turned entrepreneur. I am passionate about inspiring others by sharing real stories.

After my short athletic career, I found myself at a crossroad. Actually, more like I found myself at a dead end. My whole life was dedicated to one thing, golf! I had a dream to play on the PGA Tour, teeing it up next to Tiger Woods, Sunday at the Masters. So, when that dream was not realized, I had to hit the restart button on my life. 

After numerous failed business idea, including, attempts to start an online golf business, car dealership, online Shopify store, and an attempt to become an international real estate agent, I realized, I needed serious help!

So, I turned to my father Paul Morgan. Paul had his own business writing business plans and helping others start successful businesses. So, with my tail between my legs, I went to my father and asked for help. I actually started working with him and it was there I realized, I wasn’t the only one struggling to start a business. Others were trying to create their dream life, and others were failing. I was confused, I thought, “there had to be a missing link.” 

So, I started on my journey of personal development. I read books, bought programs, listened to podcasts, all in an attempt to figure out the missing link. What were I and others doing wrong?

One day I came across, EOFIRE and my life literally changed in an instant. I thought, how genius it was to interview and learn from other successful people! If I could do that, I could ask all the questions I wanted to ask but couldn’t. Hence, the beginning of The Daily Grind Business Podcast. 

But, that is just the start. 

After about 200 interviews, I was hearing some common advice. Find mentors, “you are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with”, ask for help, and create winning habits. 

I kept hearing this voice, one step at a time, keep moving forward. I boiled it down to 1 THING, “PROGRESS”. The secret to happiness is to make progress every single day, no matter how small the step, as long as we continue to make progress, we can start to change our circumstance. 

So, that became my mission, to help others make continual progress through the practice of daily behaviors. 

If this is resonating with you, you probably want to stick around, check out the show, and even check out my Inner Circle Group. I am looking forward to helping you as others helped me, create the life I could only dream of.

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Colin Morgan2020-02-12T01:30:32-04:00
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Sophie Beren

SOPHIE BEREN

EPISODE 91: Founder & CEO, The Conversationalist

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Episode 91 features Founder and CEO of the Conversationalist, Sophie Beren.  This wide-ranging conversation gets into some depths around overcoming fear, mental health, difficult conversations, self-awareness, and much more.

About Sophie:

Sophie Beren is an entrepreneur from Wichita, Kansas, who is on a mission to unify the world. While at The University of Pennsylvania (C’17, SPP’17), Sophie founded TableTalk, a multi-campus nonprofit that empowers young adults on college and high school campuses to have conversations that matter. She recently launched her new business called The Conversationalist to take the TableTalk concept to the next level. The Conversationalist is a content company designed to empower Gen Z with multiple points of view, on a variety of topics that young adults struggle with, to help them have better, more substantive conversations. Learn more about Sophie and The Conversationalist here in Entrepreneur Magazine: https://www.entrepreneur.com/video/341329

Find Sophie Online:

Personal Website: https://www.sophieberen.com/

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

The Conversationalist:

Website: https://www.theconversationalist.com/

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

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/conversationalist

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sophie-beren-5287b971/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5sUSj_flv6ZbqhTvoY6OVg

TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@theconversationalist 

Medium: https://medium.com/@the.conversationalist

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Sophie Beren2021-10-14T17:10:56-04:00
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Jordan Paris

JORDAN PARIS

EPISODE 79: Creator/Host, Growth Mindset University

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Episode 79 welcomes Author and Creator/Host of Growth Mindset University, Jordan Paris. It was fun to connect with Jordan and learn more about his journey around creating the Growth Mindset University and ultimately designing the life that he wants.

Find Jordan Online:

Website: https://jordanparis.com

Growth Mindset University Podcast: https://jordanparis.com/category/growth-mindset-university-podcast/

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JordanTParis 

Growth Mindset University Book – https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1732307903/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1732307903&linkCode=as2&tag=jordanparis-20&linkId=9bccbcc15aaff868227060db12a0b743

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About Jordan:

Jordan Paris is a 21-year-old author, podcast host, and former college athlete seen in Men’s Health, Yahoo Finance, and NASDAQ.

Jordan’s podcast, Growth Mindset University, was ranked #3 in Apple’s Training category and is consistently in the top ten. In Education, one of Apple’s most competitive categories, the show was ranked #15. On the show, he interviews young up-and-comers and the most successful people on planet earth like James Altucher, Kevin Rudolf, Mark Manson, Rachel Starr, and Dan Lok.

Jordan is also the founder of The WordPress Rocketeer, where he focuses on developing engaging websites to launch his clients’ dreams to infinity and beyond.

His approach to life and business is simple yet powerful: Don’t make a living, design a life. With this creator’s mentality, Jordan has been able to produce outstanding results for himself and challenge others to rise above circumstances and take control of their lives.

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Jordan Paris2020-01-18T19:42:24-04:00
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Neil Pasricha

NEIL PASRICHA

EPISODE 56: 6x Author | TED Speaker | Host of 3 Books Podcast

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Episode 56 is on fire with Neil Pasricha, Author, Speaker, Podcast Host, etc. I heard Neil speak at an event early in 2019 and made a point to reach out to him to get him on the Podcast. Was so appreciate for him taking some time out to share his story. I don’t think conversations around happiness and fulfillment in life happen as much and it is just assumed that you’ll be happy if you continue on some set path society puts you on at an early age. I’m glad Neil is touring the world to share a different message and help people rethink what happiness really should be.

See below on a lot of random notes and links about Neil and from the show…

Here is a short video on Neil and what he is about: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJCMxQFrPBU&feature=youtu.be

Neil recommends to check out “The nature of the fun” by David Foster WallaceClick here

Find Neil Online:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NeilPasricha

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

Find his books: https://www.amazon.com/Neil-Pasricha/e/B002Z94Z3W

Website: Institute of Global Happiness: https://globalhappiness.org/

1000 Awesome Things Blog: http://1000awesomethings.com/

Personal Blog/Website: https://www.neil.blog/

3 Books Podcast: https://www.3books.co/

About Neil:

My name is Neil Pasricha and I think, write, and speak about living intentionally.

All of my current work focuses under the themes of gratitude, happiness, failure, resilience, and trust.

I’m the the author of six books including: The Book of Awesome, a spinning rolodex of simple pleasures based on my 100-million-hit, award-winning blog 1000 Awesome Things, The Happiness Equation, originally written as a 300-page love letter to my unborn son on how to live a happy life, Awesome Is Everywhere, an interactive introduction to guided meditation for children, and How To Get Back Up, a memoir of failure and resilience released as an Audible Original. My books are New York Times and #1 international bestsellers and have sold millions of copies across dozens of languages.

I also give over 50 speeches a year at places like TED, SXSW, and Google. My first TED talk “The 3 A’s of Awesome” is ranked one of the 10 Most Inspiring of all time and my second is called “How do you maximize your tiny, short life?”, an artistic side-project called the world’s first TED Listen, composed entirely of questions.

I also host an Apple “Best of 2018” podcast called 3 Books where I am on a 15-year-long mission to uncover and discuss the 1000 most formative books in the world. Each of the 333 chapters unpacks the 3 most formative books of an inspiring individual like Judy Blume, Chris Anderson of TED, the world’s greatest Uber driver, or David Sedaris. The show is recorded live at the guest’s preferred location and is 100% ad, sponsor, and interruption free. Each chapter publishes on the exact minute of every new moon and full moon up to September 1, 2031.

I share my most current writing in a bi-weekly email I send to over 30,000 people every other Wednesday.

My pro bono work focuses on youth mental health, youth literacy, and community wellness.

I have degrees from Queen’s University and Harvard Business School.

I live in Toronto with my wife Leslie and our three sons.

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Neil Pasricha2020-01-20T18:53:12-04:00

Selling Like a Human – One Mic with Brian Ondrako

BRIAN ONDRAKO

ONE MIC: Selling Like a Human

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On this episode of the One Mic series I start the conversation around Sales especially as it relates to people who have never had to “sell” before. This idea was originated from a great conversation I had up at the Next Gen Summit in NYC this past weekend. A lot of Start-up Founders have many talents and skills but one of the challenges a lot have is actually understand sales and the sales process of pitching VC’s, selling their first clients, etc.

I’m going to turn this into a multi-part series but wanted to give a taste of how I look at Sales and what has helped me become successful in the world of Sales.

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Selling Like a Human – One Mic with Brian Ondrako2021-03-19T10:42:29-04:00
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MARK GREEN

EPISODE 55: Author, Speaker, Business Growth Expert

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Episode 55 features Business Growth Expert, Mark Green. Had a tremendous conversation with Mark about his journey and how his passion for helping others led him to coach CEO’s and other business executives. Mark shares many stories that can help aspiring entrepreneurs, business owners, and future executives how to look at their personal and professional situations and take the necessary steps to evolve and get better. Mark recently launched his 1st book, Activators: A CEO’s Guide to Clearer Thinking and Getting Things Done (link below). I hope you all enjoy the conversation and are able to gather a few takeaways to help you on your own journey!

Find Mark Online:

More about the book here: www.activators.biz

More about my coaching practice here: www.performance-dynamics.net

More content on LinkedIn (please connect with me) at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/coachmarkgreen/

About Mark:

I am a speaker, author and business growth expert who works with business leaders to help them implement a proven, easy-to-use framework to run and grow the firm faster and more profitably, while expending less effort and less time.

Our clients are CEOs with $50-400 million in revenue who are stuck in the “Growth Trap” (more on the Growth Trap: http://tinyurl.com/25mtvx4). Already successful, they are obsessed with creating growth, but cannot predictably generate the growth, financial, or quality of life results they want through their organization.

Wouldn’t it be great if you could implement a proven, sustainable, straightforward framework to run and grow the business faster, more profitably, expending less effort and less time?

That’s exactly what we help our clients do! Here are a few reasons our clients choose us:

1. We have a comprehensive, proven, straightforward approach to permanently overcome the root causes (http://tinyurl.com/25mtvx4) of the “Growth Trap.”

2. We implement crisp accountability and organizational alignment – fast.

3. The results are measurable.

4. We have a satisfaction guarantee and a “short pay” guarantee to lower risk and ensure a return on investment.

We seek referrals to business leaders who are:

1. Open to new ideas that drive profitable growth, or

2. Frustrated that they are in the “Growth Trap,” or

3. Tired of hiring great people who, over time, fail to deliver, or

4 Seeking real, sustainable behavioral change and improved performance

We are a Certified Coaching Partner with Gravitas Impact Premium Coaches (formerly Gazelles International). I am a member of the Global Core Advisory Team for Gravitas Impact Premium Coaches, the Master Trainer for practice development and a Coach / Mentor for other coaches worldwide.

Specialties:

+ Strategic & business planning

+ Executive & team coaching

+ Scaling Businesses using the Four Decisions™ Methodologies

+ Sales force hiring, evaluation & development

+ Keynote presentations

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Mark Green2020-01-28T01:46:55-04:00
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David Schnurman

DAVID SCHNURMAN

EPISODE 54: CEO, LawLine | Author, The Fast Forward Mindset

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Episode 54 brings by David Schnurman, CEO of LawLine and Newly Minted Author of “The Fast Forward Mindset: How to Be Fearless & Focused to Accelerate Your Success.”

Had a phenomenal conversation with David about his entrepreneur journey and how “doing his own thing” almost never happened. He shares stories about learning from his Dad, going back to Law School, and how he got LawLine up and running. Additionally, we take a walk down the path to becoming an author and the launch of his new book. Was an extremely rich interview sprinkled with breadcrumbs to help any entrepreneur looking for guidance and help in their own journey.

Find David Online:

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/davidschnurman

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

Lawline website: https://www.lawline.com

His New Book: https://www.amazon.com/Fast-Forward-Mindset-Fearless-Accelerate/dp/1645708799

Listen to David’s recent Ted Talk – https://youtu.be/bb2T1Snm6QA

About David:

David Schnurman is the CEO of Lawline, the leading provider of online Continuing Legal Education (CLE) in the country. The company recently celebrated serving over 130,000 attorneys with over 3,000,000 courses completed. David is also the current president of Entrepreneurs Organization New York.

David is also the author of the book “The Fast Forward Mindset: How to Be More Fearless & Focused to Accelerate Your Success.” This book shares his personal entrepreneurship journey – the good, the bad, and the ugly – and how he applied a very simple formula to overcome the mental, physical, and professional obstacles that arose on his path to where he is today.

He is the recipient of the EO Rockies Award for Resourcefulness, a Fastcase 50 winner and a finalist for SmartCEO’s Deals of Distinction Award. David is a frequent speaker to business organizations, colleges, and high schools on topics ranging from entrepreneurship, mindset, leadership, and culture, and has published articles on these topics in Forbes. His success has been recognized by his peers in entrepreneurship and the legal industry, and has been featured in e Wall Street Journal, Inc. Magazine, Entrepreneur.com, Crain’s NY, the New York Post, and Law.com

Lastly, David has a love for adventure and discovery. He has run several marathons. He has hiked the mountains of Patagonia, paraglided in the Colorado, gone skydiving, and taken flying lessons. He currently lives in Park Slope, Brooklyn with his wife Kelli and three beautiful children.

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David Schnurman2020-01-28T02:01:46-04:00
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Derrius Quarles

DERRIUS QUARLES

EPISODE 53: Co-Founder & CEO, Million Dollar Scholar

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Had an extremely deep and inspiring talk on episode 53 with Derrius Quarles and we called this “Part 1” as we just scratched the surface of his journey. We went deep into his upbringing and early years around foster care and how we got out of that situation to get over a Million Dollars in scholarship money to go to college. Ultimately, that drive helped propel him to start Million Dollar Scholar and kick-start his entrepreneur career.

Some sites Derrius suggests to check out for Scholarships:

Scholarships.com: https://www.scholarships.com/

Scholly – https://myscholly.com/

Find Derrius Online

Personal Website: https://www.derriusquarles.com

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

Breaux Capital Website: https://www.breauxcapital.com/

Million Dollar Scholar Website: https://www.milliondollarscholar.com/

Million Dollar Scholar Book: https://www.amazon.com/MillionDollarScholar-Winning-Scholarship-Derrius-Quarles/dp/1257647342/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1520356784&sr=8-1&keywords=derrius+quarles

About Derrius

Born and bred on the South Side of Chicago, I marched through 13 years of foster care after losing my father to violence and being separated from my mother to become a first-generation Ivy League graduate.

Experiencing poverty first-hand provided all the motivation I needed to hustle. Selling snacks at Kenwood Academy High School freshman year would spark my passion for building businesses. Since then I have leveraged technology to grow multiple companies that are currently improving the lives of various marginalized groups . My first book, Million Dollar Scholar: Winning The Scholarship Race has helped thousands of students across the globe increase their knowledge of how to make higher education more affordable through scholarships and grants and my business ventures have collectively impacted the lives of over 15,000 marginalized youth in America.

As the Co-Founder and CEO of the financial services company BREAUX Capital, I assist the 70% of Black millennials who would not be able to afford a $1,000 financial emergency enhance their financial health through a powerful combination of software that automates savings behavior and education through a peer community. As the Founder and CEO of Million Dollar Scholar, an education technology social enterprise, I help low-income high school students acquire scholarships to pursue higher education. As the Founder and Brand Architect at DQ and Partners, a web design agency, I partner with emerging business and influencer brands that are improving communities in the fields of education, technology, health, art, and equity.  

A driving force behind my inspiration is a humbling honor I received from Harry Belafonte at the 2012 Common Ground Gala hosted by musician and actor, Common. Mr. Belafonte said to the audience that “Derrius is the dream Dr. King and I, as well as so many others, fought for…”. Since that evening, I have decided to carry the metaphoric torch that he handed to me.

In 2015, I was honored by Barack Obama at the White House for his activism in expanding educational access and named to Black Enterprise’s 100 Modern Men in 2017.  Beyond these awards, my work has been highlighted by Time Magazine, The New York Times, Associated Press, CNN, HuffPost, MTV, and BET amongst others. Most recently, I was an Entrepreneur in Residence at TED where I delivered a dope TED Talk discussing the role large banks have played in economically marginalizing Black Americans and the innovation BREAUX Capital represents in the marketplace for Black millennials.

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Derrius Quarles2020-01-28T02:05:41-04:00
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Rita Serra

RITA SERRA

EPISODE 52: Author, “Diary of a Blonde Vagabond”

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Episode 52 features newly minted Author, Rita Serra! Had an incredible conversation with Rita that takes us all over the world and explores her journey traveling and writing her book of poetry.

I am always fascinated by people who can just go out on their own and travel to exotic and interesting places without thinking twice about it and Rita is certainly one of those people. Her stories about traveling to Europe and southeast Asia are incredible and excited for everyone to listen through this episode and get to know Rita a little more.

Find Rita Online:

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

Her Blog: https://thatblondevagabond.com/

Her Book: https://www.amazon.com/Diary-Blonde-Vagabond-Rita-Serra/dp/1095991744/ref=sr_1_fkmrnull_4?keywords=diary+of+a+blonde+vagabond&qid=1556710110&s=gateway&sr=8-4-fkmrnull

About Rita:

Heyyo! I’m Rita, a funky, free-spirited, often forget… Full of life, writer. This blog focuses on my escapades as a solo, female, budget traveler who lives an alternative lifestyle constantly in transit.

When I first set out into the world, I had a simple eight month trip split between Europe and Asia in mind. After about 48 hours of being in Asia I knew normalcy was forever adversary and I was destined to be a renegade revolving on the backside of reality. I decided perma-vagabond was the life for me.

If you DREAM of traveling the world but don’t think you have what it takes, think again! You don’t have to be an epic hero to travel the globe. I’m much closer to being Clark Griswold than Odysseus. Don’t believe me? Once I managed to walk 40 minutes down the street before realizing my backpack was unzipped, and when I finally did I no longer owned a raincoat. Later that same day, I left my Firkenstocks ($5 “Birkenstocks”)  behind in a different city. This brought my lost ‘n wandering soul count to five pairs of sandals in five months. Yeah…

Now that I’ve put my (probably bare) foot in my mouth, I hope I conveyed: if I can do this, anybody can.

Despite never ceasing to put the blonde in that blonde vagabond, I’ve been surviving and thriving alone, and on the road for over two years. I am chock-full of travel tips and have self-deprecating stories galore. That’s right, the laughs on me and I won’t even charge you my two cents… Oh I should probably mention, I like to pepper in puns to spice things up. So call me Hootie, because if you hold my hand, I’ll take you to the promise land.

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Rita Serra2020-01-28T02:12:22-04:00
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Erin Dimond

ERIN DIMOND

EPISODE 51: Founder, Erin Dimond Fitness

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Episode 51 features Erin Dimond, Fitness Professional and Founder of Erin Dimond Fitness. Erin is also the Co-Host of the Flow State of Mind Podcast with Jordan Dugger https://www.instagram.com/duggaesthetics/

Erin’s journey is a tremendous one for all entrepreneurs, solopreneurs, or any ‘preneurs out there. She took a personal challenge of running a half-marathon back in college and turned that into competing at fitness competitions and starting her own fitness coaching business. We talk through her journey, advice for business owners, and much more!

Books Erin recommends:

War of Art – Steven Pressfield – https://stevenpressfield.com/books/

Expert Secrets – Russell Brunson – http://www.russellbrunson.com/hi

The Subtle Art of Not Giving A Fuck – Mark Manson – https://www.amazon.com/Subtle-Art-Not-Giving-Counterintuitive/dp/0062457713

Find Erin Online:

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

Transformation Program: https://www.transform2gether.com/lets-go

Flow State of Mind Podcast: https://www.instagram.com/flowstateofmindpodcast/

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Erin Dimond2020-01-28T02:14:12-04:00
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Jackie Serviss

JACKIE SERVISS

EPISODE 50: Certified Executive Coach

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Episode 50 was a blast to be speaking with Certified Executive Coach, Jackie Serviss. Jackie has had quite an interesting journey throughout her life from coming up through the ranks of competitive swimming, to scaling up the corporate ladder, to having her life turned upside down by a medical diagnosis. It’s all come full circle and now she is helping other individuals see their potential and perform at their best.

Find Jackie Online:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jackieserviss0728/

https://www.instagram.com/jackieserviss/

https://www.facebook.com/js.unconditioned/

https://twitter.com/JackieServiss

About Jackie:

HEY! I’m Jackie. A former Corporate Executive turned Coach with a passion to optimize human potential. In today’s rapid paced environment, our ability to have real & authentic conversations is limited. In fact, as humans we often move through our days on autopilot thinking the same thoughts, creating the same experiences and having the same results.

The majority of our conditioned behaviours and thought patterns leave us determined to gain success, happiness and recognition outside of ourselves. Believing that the new car, job title or relationship will create our fulfillment and happiness. We seek recognition and approval from society, communities, parents, friends and loved ones – yet we live a life with internal chaos, high levels of stress, often feeling overwhelmed and anxious. That’s where I come in.

Bringing conscious awareness to the limiting belief systems and conditioned behaviours will allow you to shift your perspective and make empowered choices. As a coach, I use a hybrid approach leveraging my background in Corporate Human Resource, Executive Coaching, Neuroscience and Spirituality to create forward momentum for those that are feeling stuck. Each program is designed to meet you in your current reality and is focused on quieting the mind, simplifying life, creating realistic boundaries and clear action plans.

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Jackie Serviss2020-01-28T02:22:14-04:00
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Kevin Dorsey

KEVIN DORSEY

EPISODE 49: Top Sales Leader | VP of Sales at PatientPop

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Excited to welcome Kevin Dorsey to the Just Get Started Podcast. Kevin has been ranked as a top Sales Leader across the industry and is currently the VP of Sales at PatientPop. Been wanting to speak with Kevin for a while on all things sales…and of course other tangents popped up…but had a great conversation about a lot of the hot topics in sales today and I know that sales folks as well as any leaders and business owners would benefit from his insight.

Find Kevin Online:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/kddorsey3

Books Kevin recommends as an avid reader and learner:

Gap Selling by Keenan – https://www.asalesguy.com/gap-selling/

Radical Candor – https://www.radicalcandor.com/the-book/

Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek – https://www.amazon.com/Leaders-Eat-Last-Together-Others/dp/1543614620

Methods of Persuasion by Nick Kolanda – https://www.amazon.com/Methods-Persuasion-Psychology-Influence-Behavior/dp/0615815650

The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor – https://www.amazon.com/Happiness-Advantage-Principles-Psychology-Performance/dp/0307591549

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Kevin Dorsey2020-02-12T03:01:45-04:00
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Joshua Peach

JOSHUA PEACH

EPISODE 48: Founder, Be Au Sm | Evangelist @ Dude Solutions

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On Episode 48 I sit down with a great guy and someone I’ve gotten to know well over the past year, Joshua Peach. Peach is a Corporate Evangelist at Dude Solutions and shares the great message of the company across the country with many events and speaking engagements. Additionally, Peach started a movement called Be Au Sm that is swiffering the nation and bringing a positive message that is much needed in our world today.

About Peach:

Twenty-seven years ago on my 16th birthday, my mother dropped me off at the local Shaw’s supermarket to apply for a job. I landed the job of bagger/carriage wrangler and quickly learned how important customer service is to an individual’s shopping experience. The smiles and services provided by the employees were just as, if not more, important than the items on the shelf or competitive pricing the store offered. At 17 years old I was named the Employee of the Month for three months in a row. Although there have been the expected bumps in the road that two plus decades of working brings, for the most part I have carried the idea that a positive attitude can change an entire day. 

For the last fifteen years I have been a part of a dream team at Dude Solutions, Inc. I spent the first twelve years in sales, starting out as a client representative and eventually becoming a National Strategic Sales Leader. Three years ago my role transitioned and I became the first Corporate Evangelist at Dude Solutions. I have the pleasure of speaking to tens of thousands of people and the ability to attempt to make a positive impact on as many of those people as possible. Along with my speaking engagements for Dude Solutions, I am in the process of releasing a weekly podcast as well as a book titled “Be Au Sm: The Essential Elements to Kicking Ass”. 

Find Peach Online:

Website – https://beausm.com/

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

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Joshua Peach2020-02-01T19:33:20-04:00
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Case Kenny

CASE KENNY

EPISODE 29: Founder, Prsuit.com | Host, New Mindset Who Dis Podcast

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Had a phenomenal conversation with Case Kenny on Episode 29 of the Just Get Started Podcast.

We get into an interesting conversation around his life and journey into growing his media company and we discuss the background of his Prsuit.com company and how using the thought around “perspective” is ideal for growing yourself and becoming fulfilled in life.  His consistency in putting out great content has helped him grow his audience to hundreds of thousands of readers and become a regular top 50 iTunes Podcast in just a few short months of starting it.

One of the things I enjoy about Case is how raw he is when speaking.  He believes what he says and isn’t afraid to share his opinions of the world and offer advice where he feels it could help others.  Putting yourself out there and being vulnerable can be difficult but once you build your confidence and understand that your voice can help motivate and inspire others it’s cool to see what can happen.  Enjoyed the chance to get to know Case a bit and know you all will enjoy this episode.

About Case Kenny:

Hi! My name is Case Kenny (@case.kenny) and I created the PRSUIT email to feed your soul..

With PRSUIT I share my no-BS perspective on all the things that make you human – your sense of self, confidence, optimism, mindfulness and so much more.

I call myself a “dudebroguy” because I’m just a guy who’s living his life. I’m not a coach, guru or more enlightened than the average person.

BUT I’m also a guy who knows that growth and fulfillment comes when you push yourself to be uncomfortable, try new things and live life from your heart.

With the email, I rely on my own life experiences to help you live your best life. That might include personal awkward stories, times I terribly embarrassed myself or silly jokes I love to tell that apparently aren’t that funny (*shrugs).

I do this to help you find your life’s truth – a truth that is so much more than living a normal, comfortable and expected life. Your truth is always pushing yourself to search for what lights you up inside — people, places, interests and passions.

Join me Mondays and Friday and you’ll find yourself saying to yourself…

PS: I also host a podcast by the same name. Check it out on Apple Podcasts or Spotify.

Find Case Online:

Instagram (Case Kenny) – https://www.instagram.com/case.kenny/

Instagram (Prsuit.com) – https://www.instagram.com/prsuit/

Website – http://prsuit.com/

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Case Kenny2020-07-07T21:20:34-04:00
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