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33 minutes | Jan 14, 2022
88: Jason Earle, Founder & CEO at GotMold
This episode of The All-In Podcast features an entrepreneur recognized nationally in the mold remediation space – but the conversation turns down a path that is about much more than business prowess. Dan welcomes Jason Earle, the founder and CEO of GotMold?, whose career and life journey has encompassed life lessons from which he’s drawn wisdom and perspective applicable across the board. Raised on a non-working farm outside Princeton, NJ, health challenges early in life led to Jason dropping out of high school. He lost his mother to suicide early in life and wrestled by the age of 13 with what would later become full-blown alcoholism. Not a very promising start, but at every turn Jason stayed open, curious and showed up. That attitude brought him to an early opportunity that proved highly lucrative on Wall Street and ultimately to the idea that was the basis for 1-800-GOTMOLD?, a mold detection and remediation company that features affordable home test kits. Along the way he humbled himself in the face of a substance abuse problem that – now four years sober – he is grateful to have suffered. No entrepreneurial journey is without its dark spaces and shadows. Guests like Jason are what make the All-In podcast a community and empathetic resource for whatever challenge we’re facing along our career – and life – path. Jason’s team has put together a special landing page for All-In listeners with a 10% discount code and access to an e-book that provides an overview on mold that can be found here. Click here to enjoy additional episodes of All-In
19 minutes | Jan 9, 2022
87: Dr. Bruce L. Hartman
This episode of The All-In Podcast features a successful businessman whose second career transcends commerce. It has been 12 years since Dr. Bruce Hartman stepped away from hard-charging executive roles at Fortune 500 companies in order to pursue advanced degrees in divinity and help others “walk towards a brighter future.” The author of four Christian books, a regular host of morning prayers and guest on popular podcasts, Bruce’s life is full of purpose today; not something he could have said with much conviction at the height of his corporate career. With his belief that “Jesus is Good for Business,” he offers a Biblical worldview that resonates on many levels with people of faith (or in search of faith) within the business community. Daniel invites his guest to share the journey he has taken – including a moving moment of epiphany late one night when Bruce felt called quite literally into the light. This conversation highlights red flags that Type A entrepreneurs preoccupied with driving career development might want to consider. And Bruce offers some foundational advice for bringing mindfulness through openness, prayer and patience. Coming at such a busy time of year, this episode of All-In serves as a thoughtful reminder that no professional accomplishment or business achievement can take the place of life purpose and connection. With his life now centered on pro bono mentoring and sharing his message of faith, Bruce’s example challenges us to consider what truly defines success. For him, he concluded: “Instead of helping myself all the time, I completely changed my world and decided my mission in life is to help other people.” More information about Bruce’s four current as well as forthcoming books can be found here. You can enjoy additional episodes of All-In here.
20 minutes | Jan 5, 2022
86: Ken Kladouris, Partner & President, Platinum Wealth Group
For ambitious strivers it may sound counterintuitive, but Daniel’s guest on this episode of The All-In Podcast explains why slowing down is critical to speeding things up. Ken Kladouris, Partner & President of Platinum Wealth Group, shares his journey from hard-driving real estate investor to master of stillness. A seasoned wealth advisor and author of "Get There! Chart Your Course to Abundance and Live the Life You Desire," Ken has developed a tailor-made approach to cultivating financial abundance. The cornerstone? A stillness practice. Far from the stock image of an isolated monk, Ken brings a fresh perspective to the ancient art of meditation. In silence he has found transformational power that he’s excited to share with others who aspire to wealth in the fullest sense of the word. By becoming aligned with his “why” Ken has recognized his true purpose: Coaching others to connect with themselves and find personal power through a quieting of the mind. He recounts the story of his thunderbolt moment and how his practice evolved from that burst of clarity. He tells Daniel about his personal experience as well commitment to helping others establish similarly life-changing practices at silent retreats he plans to host in the coming years. This episode offers some tips for moving toward self-mastery through deeply intentional inner reflection. It’s all a journey – one that Ken would never have predicted for himself as a young, ambitious real estate investor. But the gifts Ken has found in stillness are as evident as the inspiring vision he’s eager to share! Click here to download Ken’s free e-book on how to get “unstuck.” He also offers a Stillness to Success course here. You can enjoy additional episodes of All-In here.
21 minutes | Dec 27, 2021
85: Gav Gillibrand, Wellness Coach and Author
Getting motivated around diet and exercise can be a challenge, but this episode of the All-In podcast introduces a wellness coach and author whose energy is an irresistible motivator. Dan welcomes Gav Gillibrand, a nutritionist and physical trainer whose methods have equipped thousands of followers with the strategy and practical tools to tackle unwanted pounds – and vanquish them once and for all. Gav, who has written a book on the subject, believes that any fitness program is doomed when it’s overly restrictive. So the trick is creating sustainability through a simple understanding of calories in, calories out – and how to manage accordingly. You’ll enjoy hearing about Gav’s eclectic professional path, which included some major detours – a stint on a popular British reality dating show and nearly two decades of global touring as a male stripper. While performance and entertainment might seem unlikely as resume-builders, Gav actually learned life lessons that are essential to the people skills, compassion and practicality he brings to his busy, executive clients today. When it comes to fitness and weight loss, the mechanical piece is of course straightforward. It’s the psychological aspect that consumes at least 70% of Gav’s coaching time. Unpacking and understanding our emotional relationship with food is the first order of business. Without that clarity (and accountability), says Gav, it’s impossible to disengage from reflexive habits that do not serve. Once those doors have been unlocked, however, we’re all capable of moving towards a lifetime plan that leaves us satisfied, fueled, inspired and ready to go! Click here to learn more about Gav’s book, "The GHG Method: A No 'Bullshit' Approach to Losing Body Fat, Upgrading Your Mind Set & Radically Changing Your Life". Or click here for a free consultation with Gav. You can enjoy additional episodes of All-In here.
31 minutes | Dec 20, 2021
84: Riley Baez-Bradway, Team Lead at Interview Connections
When it comes to podcasting, ever wondered what’s behind the magic curtain? How shows are made, who books the guests and what makes for a great show? Daniel’s guest on this episode of All-In shares his experience as a Lead Booker for Interview Connections, a company with years of experience helping people find their niche as podcast featured guests or hosts. Riley Baez-Bradway shares his interesting journey into digital media and lifts the curtain on some of the key elements not only for a compelling podcast but a balanced and happy life! Riley and Dan touch on a range of topics, both personal and professional, including how to identify and develop your “wizard” versus “lizard” brain. You’ll also get some important advice about staying mentally clear and creating a mix of work-life priorities that support long-term creativity, productivity and satisfaction. Being part of a progressive, supportive work environment like the one cultivated by Interview Connections’ founders is for Riley the single most important element shaping the company’s ongoing success. It all combines to drive amazing results for podcast hosts and prospective guests – ROI on research, professional one-sheets, repurposing content, equipment recs, calls to action, interview prep and of course that all-important outreach to make the connections that launch podcast careers. Click here to access a free podcasting master class being given by Interview Connections’ founders, who share tips for creating a global personal brand and generating warm qualified leads. You can enjoy additional episodes of All-In here.
26 minutes | Nov 30, 2021
83: Tracy Enos, Author and Business Coach
If determination and resilience are two ingredients critical to any entrepreneurial venture, then Daniel Giordano’s guest on this episode of All-In was clearly pre-destined for success. Tracy Enos’s early career path might have been bumpy, but life and professional challenges never bogged her down. With tenaciousness, humor and a thirst for knowledge, she has cultivated an amazing consulting and publishing career. Author of the international best-seller "LinkedIn Publishing to Profits: A Simple 5-Step System to Attract High Paying Clients, Media Attention & Speaking Engagements," Tracy has figured out a recipe that includes coaching clients from across industries – solopreneur to multimillion dollar enterprises. She consults with people looking to bring in new business, secure speaking engagements and access media attention. The common denominator? Tracy knows how to leverage LinkedIn like nobody’s business. A single mom of four, Tracy is a dynamo who prevailed over 3rd degree burns and five surgeries in nine months back in 2015 – only to come back even stronger. She has developing LinkedIn training modules for every price point and offers personalized coaching for those who want that extra feedback. Dan asks her about tips and tricks for putting the full suite of LinkedIn tools into action. Tracy also shares her basics when it comes to figuring out how to market and sell your consulting services. As if all her entrepreneurial business and publishing activity weren’t enough, Tracy used pandemic as a time to get back into the shape of her life. The future is bright for this dynamic entrepreneur, but she got here the hard way – bouncing back time and again, better than ever! Click here to schedule one of Tracy’s free LinkedIn Business Explosion sessions. Or check out this link to download The Ultimate LinkedIn Profile Checklist.
18 minutes | Nov 8, 2021
82: Jacob Clopton, Owner & President, Clopton Capital Lending
In this episode of All-In, host Daniel Giordano welcomes Jake Clopton, an entrepreneur who has found (or carved out for himself) a niche within the commercial real estate lending industry. Was the path to founding Clopton Capital Lending a straight one? As is usually the case with any successful startup enterprise, it was not quite that simple. There were stepping stones, challenges, surprises and a learning curve along the way. A native of upstate New York now established in Chicago, where he is raising a family, Jake shares a combination of elements that have shaped his business story. The most important facet perhaps has been his ability to focus keenly and do his homework. Rather than scattering his attention among different disciplines and activities, Jake adheres to a philosophy of running one race at a time. Clearly that strategy has worked for him, since his firm is going strong after well more than a decade in business. Jake works with CRE owners throughout the U.S. to provide finance solutions for commercial mortgages, bridge loans, home builder financing, construction, and joint venture equity. The market might be cyclical but its evolution is constant. Jake enjoys watching how various commercial properties reconfigure and reinvent themselves for future market opportunities. Enjoy this fast-paced exchange between two entrepreneurs who have built their lives around having independence, choice and opportunity. Even if sometimes accompanied by risk, Jake says founding Clopton Capital afforded him the alternative he needed to traditional corporate structures that were never going to be the right fit. He leaves us with some advice from the trenches and wisdom about the importance of adhering to healthy, energy-enhancing daily rituals.
16 minutes | Nov 8, 2021
81: Brian (The Bacon Guy) Basilico, Content Marketing Expert
On this episode of All-In, Host Daniel Giordano chats with Brian Basilico, known to many as “The Bacon Guy.” The focus is on all things marketing – including the sea change that has gone on as a result of the advent of the internet. The conversation starts out with some background on Brian’s upbringing and early entrepreneurial passion for music, which turned out to reveal a powerful draw to advising people about branding and other facets of business growth. For anyone who wonders, Brian shares a quirky backstory as to how he became “The Bacon Guy” and what the acronym means (Building Authentic Connections Online Networking). How marketers make those all-important connections has changed drastically with the explosion of social media and other web-based communications tools, but in terms of content Brian says many of the tenets remain the same. It turns out that the delivery of messages can take different forms, while effective, high-quality marketing collateral remains the same across all mediums. Brian shares thoughts on where he is with his career, his big-picture goals (which involve more than measuring success strictly with dollar values) and a few tricks to avert pitfalls he’s stumbled into over his many years as an entrepreneur in the marketing and coaching space. There is a lot to dig into and learn about the website optimization, online metrics and compelling content that form the core of Brian’s business – and tremendous success over four decades of helping clients create stronger sales relationships and ultimate outcomes. To access all things Bacon Guy – including his books, podcasts and other links – click @Linktree.
20 minutes | Oct 30, 2021
80: Nina Cooke, Mindset Secret To Overcome Procrastination
Entrepreneurial success requires more than keen business skills and strategy. This episode of All-In explores another essential component: Mindset. With his guest Nina Cooke, a coach who specializes in uncovering self-limiting beliefs, Dan explores the intersection between what we tell ourselves and what we’re able to achieve as a result. When the inner monologue is full of self-doubt, feelings of unworthiness or fear of rejection, we are inevitably going to wind up holding ourselves back. Negative self-talk is unquestionably damaging, but many of us aren’t even aware of it. Nina’s practice is built around helping high-level executives, many of whom have already had business coaching, access another core element of growth and long-term achievement: Conscious and unconscious thoughts. Once brought to the surface, Nina helps people examine the roots of their inner monologue and consider alternative mindsets. Drawn from her own early upbringing in England (and some of the patterns she developed that did not serve), as well as the journey she took to becoming a self-confident coach, Nina explains why she went “All-in” with this particular specialty and how intentionality changes not only careers but lives. Interested in learning more about where you are with your own mindset? Nina is offering a free Millionaire Mindset scorecard here. And episodes of her podcast are available by clicking here.
22 minutes | Oct 30, 2021
79: Tara Patten, Image Coach and Virtual Stylist
This episode of All-In features a woman who clearly has found her perfect professional match. Tara Patten is an image coach and virtual stylist whose lively personality and passion for helping people uncover their best selves is nothing short of inspiring. Daniel hosts a conversation that is both energizing and informative. While Tara is full of passion for her business and mission today, the road to get there was anything but a straight one. Born in England, raised and educated in Florida and Maryland, she was in search of a calling. That search took her to California and ultimately aboard cruise ships in the Caribbean, where she loved being a “shopping ambassador.” It was her first hint of where things ultimately would go. But, as is so often the case, there were a few storm clouds before blue sky broke through. At one period, when the way forward seemed particularly murky, Tara realized there was only one thing to do – something she recommends we all consider when the chips are down: Ask for help. She got invaluable coaching and before long had conceived of the branding and styling niche she occupies so successfully today. Learn about the services she provides and the results she witnesses when her clients decide to focus on – and commit to – doing some personal work. This episode is like several seminars in one podcast. Tara is excited about showing up in the world and helping people put forth their very best selves – and the feeling it’s infectious! Click here to schedule a consultation with Tara. And if you’d like to listen to episodes of Tara’s podcast, click here.
17 minutes | Sep 22, 2021
78: Lance Krek, From Boots to Business
On this episode of the All-In Podcast, Daniel talks to Lance Krek, an entrepreneur involved on the retail side of the cannabis industry. Lance sees the benefits of cannabis, especially for medicinal purposes. His passion for the industry enabled him to successfully transition from military life to the business realm. From boots to business and no prior formal business training, Lance initially faced adversity as an entrepreneur, yet he was determined to strive for excellence in the cannabis industry. Lance also expresses a couple advantages of his position within the industry. First, the retail side has given him a great perspective of how the process functions from the endpoint. And second, he wants to educate the public about cannabis and how it can be used safely and responsibly. Though a noticeable stigma still lingers within the cannabis industry, Lance hopes that the product will be treated more like alcohol – not in the sense that it can be abused, yet in the sense that it should be easily accessible, regulated efficiently, and taxed fairly.
23 minutes | Sep 22, 2021
77: Matt Johnson, Founder of the MicroFamous FastTrack
Knowing how to keep laser-focused is a superpower not just for business coaches but for any entrepreneur who wants to cut through the noise. On this episode of the All-In Podcast, Daniel discusses the power of clarity with Matt Johnson, author and founder of the MicroFamous FastTrack. He has built his successful coaching consultancy, Pursuing Results, around providing thought leaders the tools they need to achieve the profile they want. Matt shares the foundational framework he has developed, including a marketing system on which to build dreams once they’re clearly defined. He teaches clients how to set themselves apart by optimizing every aspect of their podcast presence – from booking guests to cultivating clients to leveraging social media, blogging and networking opportunities. It all starts with making the hard choices necessary to produce a compelling business proposition. Getting clear about clarity was itself an “aha” moment for Matt, who went All-In and found a business model to go the distance only after he finally shed distractions, side businesses and partnerships that weren’t 100 percent in his own best interest. Now? Matt has time not only to build a thriving coaching practice but also deliver impact, promote important ideas and pursue his passion for making music. If you’re interested in producing (or appearing on) an effective podcast that delivers at every level, then this is the All-In episode for you. You can learn more about the 80/20 principle that Matt mentions in author Richard Koch’s book, "The 80/20 Principle: The Secret to Achieving More with Less". Matt’s book, “MicroFamous: Become Famously Influential to the Right People,” can be purchased here. Or find out about his unique Trello networking strategy.
20 minutes | Sep 22, 2021
76: Jonathan Goldhill, Strategic Thinking, Execution Planning & Accountability Coaching
On this episode of the All-In Podcast, Daniel’s guest shares some of the key ingredients specific to establishing and growing a transgenerational family business. Founder of the Goldhill Group, Jonathan Goldhill grew up outside of New York City, watching his own father and grandfather manage and grow their own company. The rewards are significant and – sometimes – so are the challenges. The Goldhill Group provides strategic thinking, execution planning, and accountability coaching to businesses. Based in the Los Angeles metro area, the consultancy serves closely-held and family business clients in the lower to middle market nationwide. Next-Gen entrepreneurs looking to advance a legacy started by parents, grandparents or other family relations have to think not just about taking the reins but keeping that business relevant. Over 30 years of growing his coaching consultancy, Jonathan has tracked what works – and doesn’t – when it comes to building on a previous generation’s foundation. Very often visionary decision-making upsets status quo and tries interpersonal communications skills, which is why Jonathan wrote his book, Disruptive Successor: Driving Growth in Your Family Business. Enjoy this lively conversation that spans Jonathan’s career, with its twists and turns, and wraps up with a peek inside his playbook, which is designed to help family businesses scale up and evolve with the times. It’s a unique sweet spot – and easy to understand why Jonathan has gone “all-in.”
18 minutes | Sep 22, 2021
75: Steven Lewis, Navigating the Copywriting Industry
On this episode of the All-In Podcast, Daniel speaks with Steven Lewis of Taleist copywriting. Steven’s career began in web development, during which time he found himself ahead of the curve, constantly explaining to people what a website was. Afterward, he turned to writing and has been working with copywriting which, he notes, doesn’t change and will never change. Steven says that he prefers not to gravitate toward a niche because he likes the excitement of a variety but also because it’s advantageous to bring things from one area into another. His specialization is simply making copywriting work online. The difference between content writing and copywriting is that copywriters not only need to entertain and inform (like copy writers) but they also have to get the reader to do something. This is the hard part. When asked about a challenge in copywriting, Steven notes that an ongoing setback in copywriting is education and getting clients to understand why copywriting is a bigger investment than a couple hundred bucks. The traffic that comes to their website has to read something that converts into an action step. At the end, Steven emphasizes the research that good copywriting involves. It is much more than writing good sentences and there is a lot of work that goes on before a single word is typed. Understanding the client’s business backward and forward is essential and letting them in on your process is also a key to success.
24 minutes | Sep 22, 2021
74: Christina Hills, Empowering People to Move Their Business Forward
On this episode of the All-In Podcast, Daniel speaks with Christina Hills, formerly the Shopping Cart Queen and now an entrepreneur passionate about empowering people to move their businesses forward. Christina shares her background and how she came from a demanding career in the film and television industry to being a work-from-home mom helping clients to create websites and online courses to move their business forward. She and Daniel discuss what it’s like to be entrepreneurial parents with the desire to spend more time at home with kids. As Christina built her own business, she notes that one of the biggest challenges was figuring out what was a good opportunity and what was not a good opportunity. She says that there is tons of business to be had, you simply have to discern which opportunities are right for you and which ones you need to let go. One of the big takeaways for listeners considering exiting their career or launching something new is the Saturday Morning Test, which Christina explains in this episode. Does what you want to launch get you excited enough to get out of bed on a Saturday morning? She reminds listeners that you don’t have to be an expert, you just have to really like the market you’re in and turn to the expertise you need. At the end, Christina and Daniel talk about the spiritual aspect of business, what sort of people her business tends to attract, trusting your gut, and letting the right clients find their way to you.
15 minutes | Sep 21, 2021
73: Resilience Speaker, Mindset Expert, & Practicing Therapist
On this episode of The All-In podcast, Daniel sits down with therapist, author, and resilience expert Darlene Corbett to talk all things therapy and hope in the age of COVID. Darlene grew up with a disabled sister, a circumstance she believes led to her desire to help people in her career. Throughout their conversation, Darlene and Daniel touch on hypnotherapy, the practices Darlene employs to keep herself healthy as a therapist, and the best ways to beat back isolation. Darlene’s biggest hope is that through her work she will have helped someone see their worth. Don’t miss this insightful and hopeful conversation from two people who believe that as long as there’s life on earth, there is hope.
22 minutes | Sep 21, 2021
72: Muhammed Siddique, Entrepreneurial Philanthropist
On this episode of the All-In Podcast, Daniel talks to Muhammed Siddique, a current entrepreneurial philanthropist, whose ‘rags to riches’ story highlights hard work, perseverance, and relationship-focused connections to propel himself amongst the business elite. From a small village in Pakistan, Muhammed had to earn his way through life – this was a common thread that is mentioned throughout the discussion. His hard-working and disciplined attitude enabled him to succeed in school and eventually in the business world. Though Muhammed had many hurdles to climb, he admits his biggest challenge was during college. From this experience, however, Muhammed says that he is not afraid of any challenge that he encounters, and he encourages the listener to not be fearful. As an advocate for relationship-centered business partnerships, Muhammed expresses the reasons why this is important, he sheds light in a failed experience he had in the past, and what he learned from it. Ultimately, having a solid mentor who can help guide their mentee through these challenges will lead them to more success.
21 minutes | Sep 21, 2021
71: Christina Wegner, Building Out Platform to Help Others Have a Voice
On this episode of the All-In Podcast, Daniel sits down with Christina Wegner, an experienced businesswoman with extensive skills in the marketing milieu. The discussion primarily focuses on her journey through the marketing sector, setbacks she encountered, and current and potential opportunities for her to make a difference in helping others. As supportive parents, both Daniel and Christina agree that finding a balance between work and family is essential – Christina always considers a job that is not only ideal for her, but also one that will be equally beneficial for her family life. One main topic that is discussed is Christina’s passion for diversity and inclusion. She reiterates a phrase ‘slow down to speed up’ – people often do not take the time to hear a differing perspective and they jump to conclusions. This has helped her be more respectful, and she ultimately wants to use her platform to give others an opportunity to be heard.
21 minutes | Sep 21, 2021
70: Michael Flight, CEO at Liberty Real Estate Fund
On this episode of the All-In Podcast, Daniel invites real estate expert Michael Flight to discuss what it means for him to have gone all-in. Michael opens by sharing a little of his background and what made him want to get into real estate investment in the first place. Some of these stories showcase wins, while others detail heavy losses that Michael and his business partners suffered. Ultimately, he says, it’s how you take those losses and build a better plan moving forward. One of the key takeaways from this conversation is what Michael says about preparing oneself for a career in real estate. Beyond just understanding the market, someone going into real estate investment needs to be proficient in many complementary skills. For example, they need to be financially savvy. They need to be good with people. They need to have patience and common sense. In other words, it’s so much more than just trading properties and understanding the market. Michael believes that if you’re passionate enough and you surround yourself withthe right people, you should have no problem making headway into a field like commercial real estate. With more than three decades of experience, it’s reasonable to say that Michael’s advice is top-notch. Listen into this episode for an intelligent conversation that highlights key skills for success in the real estate industry.
21 minutes | Sep 21, 2021
69: Mathew Passy, The Podcast Consultant
On this episode of the All-In Podcast, Daniel welcomes someone who has taken his background in media production to the podcasting world. Mathew Passy talks about how he became the self-dubbed “Podcast Consultant,” and he shares his views on the future of podcasting, the nature of entrepreneurial work, and the importance of protecting the time you have with your family. From content generation all the way down to editing and publishing, Mathew’s services as the podcast consultant can take your vision for the podcasting space and make it bloom. Mathew shares how he got into, fell out of, and then got back into podcasting, despite all other plans to the contrary. He reflects on difficulties he’s had as a one man band and offers tips and suggestions for those who do have the entrepreneurial spirit. What’s most important for him is his family, and he does everything he can to make the most out of their time together. Tune in for an honest conversation between two fathers who share a love for podcasting and the thrill of running your own company.
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