Why Everyone Should Start A Podcast Tomorrow

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Like it or not, Audio has been on a rise over the past several years and podcasts have taken a place near the top of content consumption. It’s no wonder companies like Spotify and iHeartRadio have made significant financial investments in podcasts and will continue to do so in the coming years.

So that begs the question you should be asking yourself, should I start a podcast?

The answer is almost certainly a yes and here’s why.

It’s How People Learn And Will Continue To Learn

With the growing distractions and short attention spans, people don’t always have time to read a new book and some don’t absorb the information as well as other mediums. In the past, you could basically listen to others teach something but you had to be in that physical location which made it expensive and time-consuming. With the invention of video, that added a new interactive layer to learning because you could now sit in the comfort of your home or office and get the same “in-person” learning without having to leave your chair.  However, there lies one problem, you must be viewing the screen most of the time especially if there are visuals like a presentation included. Since most people have access to a phone, watch, echo, or other devices besides the TV, they can now use that to multi-task and learn or get entertainment while doing other activities like yoga, washing dishes, running, etc.  The younger generations are always looking at ways to hack life and the access to podcasts has made it a clear path to do just that.

It Allows You To Stay Relevant

Let’s face it if you want to grow your own personal brand or business you have to continue to put out content and make it relevant to the audiences you are serving.  Since audio content is certainly a part of the future it only makes sense to start making your mark now. I look back to 2017 when I started my Just Get Started Podcast and would have never imagined the doors and relationships the podcast has opened for me.  Like anything, it takes time and consistency to build good content and the only way you stay relevant is to keep up with the times and speak about the things that matter today. With the world moving so quickly, content from a year ago may even be outdated in some regards. Furthermore, you can repurpose content in multiple ways to broaden the reach as people learn in all different ways. For instance, I can take this written article and turn it into a podcast episode and if I record with both audio and video I can now add this to YouTube or other social sites as video content as well. So, one piece of content can easily become three and many more if you break it down into mico-content.

There is No Better Time

The old cliche, “There is no better time than the present”, rings true in this situation. You obviously haven’t started a podcast yet, I’m assuming, but if you did then congrats and keep it going! If you haven’t, then consider all that could come from putting this content out there like gaining reach from other industry publications, reaching new prospects or clients, establishing yourself as an industry expert, networking with people who are where you want to be, and the list goes on for miles. I often hear people complain when they see others gaining notoriety or attention for their work and it’s followed up a lot by “They got lucky”. This is total BS as we all know. They received notoriety because they’ve proven in one way or another that they have a deep knowledge of a particular industry or domain and generally that comes from many years of experience in that field. Podcasting isn’t any different. Not only can you be seen as that expert by putting out great content you may be able to learn vastly more if you interview other like-minded people in that field on the show. Think of the immense learning you will have just asking them the questions you want to know. However, you don’t get here overnight. Imagine if you started a podcast a year ago and published one episode a week. You’d have 52 episodes to your credit and hours upon hours of thoughtful and relevant content. So, imagine you wait a year before you start after reading this and think about all you might miss out on.

I could go for hours talking about this and I’ll continue to share the learnings from my podcast journey in hopes that it helps you accomplish more on yours.

In the meantime, a good starting point is this eBook I wrote called The Bootstrappers Guide To Podcasting: How To Overcome The Fear and Just Get Started. It’ll give some real-world ideas of what to do to get off the ground quickly. Remember, this is what I chose to do but you may go a different path. There are so many resources (and podcasts) online talking about how to start podcasts so try to google some ideas as well.

Don’t hamstring yourself by overthinking as you can continue to tweak and refine it as you go along. So, read the eBook today and start to gather your thoughts but by tomorrow you should be energized and ready to start on this new adventure called podcasting!

If you had any questions I am happy to try and help and please send a message to me through my website.

Thanks for reading!

Carpe Diem,

Brian

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Why Everyone Should Start A Podcast Tomorrow2021-03-19T10:43:07-04:00
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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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EPISODE 44: Founder, Mtn. & Co. | Host, Makers of Sport Podcast

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So stoked to launch episode 44 of the Podcast as it features Adam Martin, a talented graphic designer and host of the Makers of Sport Podcast. I met Adam for the first time in 2015 at the Major Level Creative (MLC) Connect Design Conference and we got into a deep conversation about Podcasting and it lit a fire under me that pushed me to creating this Podcast. Adam is a talented graphic designer and has run a successful design firm for many years where we works closely with many folks in and out of the sports world.

I think you all will enjoy Adam and I’s dialogue throughout as we touch on a variety of topics around design, podcasting, exploring your passion and finding fulfillment, and so much more…

If you get a chance to listen I hope you enjoy!

About Adam Martin:

Hi, y’all. I’m Adam. I’m a designer, creative director and podcaster in Kentucky.

I founded the creative studio, Mtn. & Co., an independent brand and interactive design studio for the sports & entertainment business.

As principal & creative director, I design, develop business relationships and manage a team of trusted collaborators on art direction, visual design, typography, UX/UI, web development, photography, content creation, copywriting and more.

Sport—specifically its ability to influence culture and bridge generations—excites me. In fact, I created a podcast to capitalize on this excitement called Makers of Sport®, a show about design, creativity and makers in the sports business.

Throughout my 10+ year career, I’ve had the pleasure of working with many brands in sport or otherwise including IMG Worldwide, PGA Tour, Kansas City Chiefs, SLAM Magazine, 3d Lacrosse, Matt Carpenter (St. Louis Cardinals), JMI Sports, the Texas Longhorns, the Michigan Wolverines, the Kentucky Wildcats, the Tennessee Volunteers, the NCAA, the Southeastern Conference (SEC), the John Wooden Award, Jim Beam Brands, Girl Scouts of America, Toyota, Scion, Raising Canes, Smashburger and many more.

I’ve been blessed to win awards from or be published in the American Advertising Federation (ADDYS), Graphic Design USA (GDUSA) magazine, PRINT magazine, College Sports Information Directors of American (CoSIDA), UniWatch, SportTechie, Apple Podcasts, Adidas Group Blog and Product Hunt.

I enjoy speaking and have moderated panels, been interviewed on podcasts or given a few talks. Recent speaking engagements include: Major Level Creative Connect, AIGA Richmond, the University of Kentucky’s Gatton College of Businessand College of Art & Visual Studies, the Lexington Chapter of the American Advertising Federation, and the Von Allmen Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Kentucky.

Occasionally, I write stuff.

To connect with me you can follow me, view my work, read my articles, or see my resume. Also, feel free to email me to say hello or inquire about working together

Connect with Adam Online

Websitehttps://madebymtn.com/

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/TAdamMartin

Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/tadammartin/

Mtn. & Co. Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/mtnandco/

Makers of Sport Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/makersofsport/

Makers of Sport Websitehttps://makersofsport.com/

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Adam Martin2020-02-06T13:12:27-04:00
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EPISODE 41: Founder & CEO, Pippa.io

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I had a wonderful time speaking with the Founder & CEO of the up and coming Podcasting platform called Pippa. I’ve been thrilled with the platform and ease-of-use and wanted to pry deeper into Simon’s journey and background and why he decided to start this company. Very intriguing episode and really showcases the fact that as long as you keep working hard in life and being curious that doors and opportunities can open.

About Simon:

Originally from South Africa, Simon is persistently curious: he came to NYC to attend NYU for grad school in philosophy, then completed studies in math and finance, before leaving the classroom to pursue his passion for media and technology. Simon is an analytically driven leader with experience at TED, the Clinton Global Initiative, and K2 Intelligence.

Simon was the Founder and CEO of Pippa.io before they were acquired by Acast in 2019. Currently, Simon is the VP of Experience for Acast, the world’s most impressive and exciting podcast company.

Find Simon & Pippa online:

Simon’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/simonasaservice

Simon’s Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/simonmarcus/

Website: https://pippa.io/

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChoosePippa

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Simon Marcus2020-02-01T19:34:47-04:00
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TISHA ABREA AND NIKKI B

EPISODE 36: Golf Personalities | Influencers

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Episode 36 features the Founders of the new platform which helps connect, educate, and inspire women on & off the golf course.

Ya’ll are going to love the dialogue in this episode and some of the fun we get into with Tisha and Nikki B around their friendship, partnership, reaching outside their comfort zone, and much more.

Find Tisha Online:

Website: http://tishaabrea.com/

Instagram: @tishaalyn

Twitter: @Tisha_All_In

Find Nikki B Online:

Website: https://www.nikkibgolf.com/

Instagram: @nikkibgolf

Twitter: @nikkibgolf

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Tisha Abrea and Nikki B2020-04-30T00:54:37-04:00
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CHRISTINA LECUYER

EPISODE 24: Mindset Coach | Motivational Speaker | Golf Hosting Specialist

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I met Christina through a recommendation of a prior guest, Tisha Abrea (Ep. 16), and was so fortunate to get a chance to hear her story and learn through some of the lessons she had to go through in her career.  I love that she refers to periods of her life as “seasons” and although she is in a busy season I was appreciative she was able to take time out of her day and share her story.

We get into some of her struggles on the golf course during LPGA Tour Qualifying School and how she broke out of the mold that everyone else thought she she be in and ultimately flourished by following a different path with her golf hosting, mindset coaching, and motivational speaking.

About Christina:

Unlike most professional golfers, Christina was a late-comer to the sport. Born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Christina did not play any golf before the age of 18. However, this wasn’t due to a lack of exposure to the game. Christina’s father, Tony Lecuyer, has long been one of Alberta’s biggest names in golf. Her two younger brothers, Ryan and Steven, were also two of Canada’s best amateurs winning the 2003 Canadian Junior Boys’ Championship and 2010 Alberta Amateur Championship, respectively. Christina certainly picked up the game quickly. Christina won the first golf tournament she ever entered, the 2002 Edmonton Ladies Amateur Championship, and attracted the attention of numerous college recruiters finally landing on the University of Central Arkansas in 2003. Christina had an outstanding collegiate career, both on the golf course and in the classroom. She won five collegiate tournaments, had 24 Top Ten finishes, and was a 2-time All-American honorable mention. Christina was an even better performer in the classroom, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 2007 in Business Administration. After wrapping up her collegiate career in 2007, Christina focused her attention on the professional circuit. She played various mini-tours from 2007-2010 qualifying for LPGA final stage three consecutive years. She was featured on the Golf Channel’s Big Break Series twice, coming out on the winning end on Big Break Reunion: Dominican Republic. She has also been sought after for many on-camera opportunities and most recently co-hosted Swing Clinic on Fox Sports Regional Networks. Now Christina’s focus is her love of entertaining clients at corporate and charity golf events, mentoring others, and publicly speaking. She’s sought out by world-renowned corporations and has raised millions of dollars for charity. Christina’s expertise, generosity, personality, and knowledge have put her on the map as one of the only female golfers in the world working in this capacity full-time.

Find Christina Online:

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

Website:

https://christinalecuyer.com/

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Books and Podcast Recommendations:

Chris Harder – For the Love of Money Podcast 

Jen Sincero –You are a badass at making money

Mark Groves @CreatetheLove

Joshua Medcalf – Chop Wood, Carry Water

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Christina Lecuyer2020-02-01T19:56:06-04:00
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MORGAN J. INGRAM

EPISODE 23: Motivational Speaker | Sales Coach | Host, The SDR Chronicles

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Had an awesome time connecting with Morgan on Episode 23 of the Podcast and we covered a lot of ground in a short period of time.  Morgan provides some great insight into how he leveraged his learnings from being on 2 State Championship Basketball Teams to help him be a better coach and mentor to young sales professionals.  We also discuss how he started his SDR Chronicles show and some different ways he’s developed his chops as a sales professional which might be helpful to younger sales reps out there.  I know you all will love the energy and positivity Morgan brings to the show!

About Morgan:

Morgan J. Ingram is a motivational speaker who has been nominated to the final round for TEDxSBY and TEDxUGA. His clients have begun to nickname him the “Liberation Sensation” because of his powerful messages.

An avid fan of social media and communicating on-line, Morgan has been featured in the Red and Black and OnlineAthens for a previous startup company Collegiate Gaming LAN, written college articles for CampusSports, and has done sales and marketing research for a start up shoe store that Dunta Robinson started and has also done Partnerships for a start up music company which helped promote artists in Athens,GA such as Judah and the Lion and the Shadowboxers.

In addition, Morgan won two state championships in basketball during his high school years.

Morgan’s mission now is to liberate others from their negative thoughts to turn them into positive thoughts by using motivation and social media. Through his speeches Morgan teaches students how to remove negative thoughts from their head and to cleanse their environment to unlock their potential to strive for excellence as a scholar.

In Morgan’s free time, he enjoys a good book, watching The Flash or Arrow, and going on a hike.

Books He’d Recommend:

“I Got My Dream Job and So Can You” by Pete Leibman

“The Law of Success” by Napolean Hill

“15 Invaluable Laws of Growth” by John C Maxwell

Where to Find Morgan Online:

Website: https://www.morganjingram.com/ 

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/morganjingram

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

SDR Chronicles: https://soundcloud.com/thesdrchronicles

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Morgan J. Ingram2020-02-12T03:00:19-04:00
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JAMES CARBARY

EPISODE 21: Founder, SweetFish Media | Host, B2B Growth Show

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James Carbary is the founder of Sweet Fish Media, a podcast agency for B2B brands. He’s a contributor for the Huffington Post & Business Insider, and he also co-hosts a top-ranked podcast according to Forbes: B2B Growth. When James isn’t interviewing the smartest minds in B2B marketing, he’s drinking Cherry Coke Zero, eating Swedish Fish, and hanging out with the most incredible woman on the planet (who he somehow talked into marrying him).

We had an incredible conversation and I was thankful James could make some room in his busy schedule to discuss his story of how he started his business and some of the neat things they are doing.  I really feel he is breaking down some walls and pioneering a brand new avenue for content creation. That path is being called “Content-based Networking” and I think this will ultimately be a wave of the future.

I mentioned the article that got Gary Vaynerchuk’s ear several years ago…here is a link to it if you wanted to read: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/whats-roi-gary-vaynerchuk-brian-ondrako/

Also, we talk about James’s 26-Step Process Checklist for starting your own Podcast – Check that article out here – http://sweetfishmedia.com/how-to-start-a-podcast

I hope you all enjoy my chat with James!

Where to find James Online

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

Twitter – https://twitter.com/jamescarbary

His Company, SweetFish Media – http://sweetfishmedia.com/

B2B Growth Show Podcast – http://sweetfishmedia.com/#b2b-growth-2 or wherever you listen to podcasts

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James Carbary2020-02-01T20:05:56-04:00
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EPISODE 19: Founder, JBarrows Sales Training

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In Episode 19 I get a chance to talk sales with one of the most well sought out after Sales Trainers out there, John Barrows.

John has provided sales training and consulting services to some of the world’s fastest growing companies like Salesforce.com, Google,  LinkedIn, DropBox, and many others. His previous experience spans all aspects of Sales at every level from making 400 cold calls a week as an inside sales rep to a VP of Sales at his first start up that was sold to Staples.   

He’s an active sales professional who has learned a lot about what works and doesn’t work in Sales and loves sharing the tips and techniques he has found to have had an impact along the way. His main goal is to improve the overall education and quality of Sales by sharing ideas and techniques that work.

In this episode I get to talk with John about his upbringing and how he came about to become a sales trainer, insight for sales professionals and how they should look at their careers, and one of the biggest differences between top performing sales professionals and the rest.

Links / Quotes in Episode:

12 Guiding Principles of Sales Success eBook https://app.box.com/s/41vaelagx0108zdle0ci

“The Creative Curve” by Allen Gannett – Link to Amazon

“The Unfair Advantage: Selling with NLP” by Dr. Duane Lakin – Link to Amazon

The Acronym Him and His Daughter Discuss Every Day – E.A.T – Effort, Attitude, and How to Treat People

Find John Online:

“Make It Happen” Facebook Group – https://www.facebook.com/groups/jbarrows/

Website – https://jbarrows.com/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/JohnMBarrows

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

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

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John Barrows2020-02-05T21:51:46-04:00
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STU HEINECKE

EPISODE 18: Marketer, Cartoonist, Author of “How to Get A Meeting With Anyone”

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In Episode 18, We speak with Stu Heinecke about his career in marketing, how he broke into being a cartoonist, and ways people can think about bringing value and setting themselves apart from the pack.  Stu has done some neat things throughout his career and figuring out a way to combine his passion for marketing along with his creative chops of being a Cartoonist led him to forging ahead with his own business and seeing success early on.  

About Stu Heinecke

If ever there was someone born to write a book like How To Get A Meeting with Anyone, Stu Heinecke is that person.  A Wall Street Journal cartoonist, Hall of Fame-nominated marketer and author, Heinecke discovered the magic of “Contact Marketing” early in his career, when he launched a Contact Campaign to just two dozen Vice Presidents and Directors of Circulation at the big Manhattan-based magazine publishers.  That tiny $100 investment resulted in a 100% response rate, launched his enterprise and brought in millions of dollars worth of business.

The ability to connect with the people most important to realizing one’s goals ultimately became an obsession.  While Heinecke regularly employs his own cartoon-based contact methods, he became intensely interested in how others have solved this unique challenge.  As a result, he has uncovered a highly unique form of marketing that until now has had no name, yet it produces response rates as high as 100% and ROI figures in the tens, even hundreds of thousands of percent.  In How To Get A Meeting with Anyone, he not only gives Contact Marketing its name, but provides us with a definitive guide to what it is, how it works and has cataloged twenty categories of Contact Campaign types.

Heinecke is the host of Contact Marketing Radio, Founder and President of “Contact,” a Contact Marketing agency, and co-Founder of Cartoonists.org, a coalition of famed cartoonists dedicated to raising funds for charity, while raising the profile of the cartooning art form.  He lives on an island in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with his wife, Charlotte, and their dog, Bo.

Find Stu online:

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

Or his website – http://www.stuheinecke.com/

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Stu Heinecke2020-02-05T21:54:49-04:00
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TISHA ABREA

EPISODE 17: Golf Personality | Social Media Influencer

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Episode 17 features Professional Golfer and Social Media Influencer Tisha Abrea.  I came across Tisha last year and was impressed with her personality and style to help promote her uniqueness and grow her brand online.  Besides her own brand (which she gives props to Paige Spiranac @_paige.renee for the push), she is working hard to bring the @womenwithdrive movement to light with her friend @nikkibgolf and promote the game to women of all ages.

As you’ll gather from our interview, Tisha has a tremendous personality and sense of humor and shares many stories of how she got into the game of golf, competing under pressure, advice to the younger athletes, and dancing…of course we discuss her dancing 🙂

I hope you all enjoy this wide ranging conversation with Tisha Abrea.

Tisha can be found online:

Her Website: http://tishaabrea.com/

Instagram: @tishaalyn

Twitter: @Tisha_All_In

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Tisha Abrea2020-02-05T21:57:29-04:00
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MICHAEL KETTERER

EPISODE 16: Musician | America’s Got Talent Finalist

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In Episode 16 I get a chance to speak with a talented musician and America’s Got Talent Golden Buzzer recipient, Michael Ketterer.  I saw Michael’s performance on AGT and was extremely inspired by his story as well as his great voice. I reached out to him and he graciously accepted the invite.  Michael is a Pediatric Mental Health Nurse by trade and has been involved in music since his father exposed him to it when he was very young.

Michael and I speak about his childhood and how his father got him into music, his family as a great support system, getting a chance to be interviewed by Mario Lopez and of course we get some of his insight surrounding his life changing performance on America’s Got Talent.  Here is the link to that performance if you haven’t seen it – Michael Ketterer on America’s Got Talent

Humbled to have the chance to speak with this guy given that he has been on every major show over the past couple of weeks.

I hope you all enjoy our conversation

Michael can be found online:

Instagram – @KettererMusic

Twitter – @KettererMusicFacebook – Ketterer Music

You can listen to some of Michael’s music here – https://rma.lnk.to/touchingheaven

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Michael Ketterer2020-02-05T22:01:23-04:00
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MICHAEL BOSSTICK

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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CAROLYNN LEMKE

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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Carolynn Lemke2020-02-12T02:35:13-04:00
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TRACY SANDLER

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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CHRIS DAVID GARCIA

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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LAURYN EVARTS

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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HANK HOFFMEIER

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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DAVID RENDALL

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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JENNA WEBB

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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Jenna Webb2020-02-12T02:34:47-04:00
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NIK BANDO

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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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
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BRIAN ONDRAKO

EPISODE 1: Host, Just Get Started Podcast

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This being the first episode, I decided to go solo to talk about the background of how this all began, expectations for episodes, format, etc. I kept it short and sweet for today!

Hope you all enjoy my rants and give me a chance on further episodes where I interview a variety of folks that took the leap of faith and went for something, whatever that something was for them.

Thanks for listening!

Shout-outs to just a few folks that helped me get to this point:

Ryan McGuire – Talented Designer and even a better friend.  Thanks for all the logos and graphics!

Instagram: @ryanmcguiredesigns

Website: ryanmcguiredesigns.com

Adam Martin – He helped plant the early stages of a Podcast a couple years ago and his rich insight and guidance helped this thing launch probably quicker than it could have.

Instagram: @tadammartin 

Website: makersofsport.com

Gary Vaynerchuk – My “Virtual Mentor”.  Who knew a person that I’ve never met has provided me more business knowledge than I could have ever dreamed of and gave me the nudge over time to accomplish this goal.  Forever indebted to Gary.

Everywhere online @garyvee

Website: garyvaynerchuk.com

Video to Josh Kaufman Ted Talk I reference:

The First 20 Hours…How to Learn Anything

Josh Kaufman website

Lastly, intro music compliments of https://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music – Thank you!

About the Host:

It’s hard to write these things about yourself but I’m just a very curious guy that wants to learn as much as I can about the world and the people in it.  With a new found motivation many years ago to achieve certain goals and push beyond status quo, I wanted to speak with people that were breaking out of their comfort zones and try to capture how they were doing it and what insight could be shared to help others.  I hope you all will continue along on the journey with me and share any feedback you have.

If you enjoyed this episode or others please consider leaving a review on iTunes or whichever Podcast platform you listen on.

Here’s where you can find me:

Website: https://brianondrako.com  

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/brianondrako

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/justgetstartedpodcast/ 

Thank you very much!

Brian

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Brian Ondrako2020-02-12T02:59:49-04:00