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30 minutes | Mar 12, 2021
The Future Of The Workforce | Preston Weekes
Preston Weekes is an entrepreneur and CEO of OperationsX. OperationsX makes outsourcing turnkey and simple. In 2020, we saw the shift in the marketplace when everyone was forced into the work-from-home lifestyle because of Covid-19. Companies realize now more than ever the viability of remote workers. Zoom, VOIP, and Video are more relevant now than ever. Preston also shares that online training is the future of the workforce. This means the workforce will only expand further into global teams. Preston shares all of these ideas and tells us what it means to live a life of significance. Connect with Preston: Operationsx.com
33 minutes | Mar 5, 2021
EstateSpace & High Net-Worth Families | Jonathan Fishbeck
Jonathan Fishbeck is the CEO and Founder of EstateSpace LLC. A technology platform for high net-worth families and family offices. The platform helps them handle their lifestyle management services and operations to maintain real property assets. This helps his clients reduce risk and also helps their wealth succession. Before starting EstateSpace, Jonathan worked in high end home design for high net-worth families. Overseeing these operations, Jonathan understood he could connect his technology background with his clients needs. EstateSpace became a family funded firm! His passions beyond Estate Space include children, veterans and childrens research.
27 minutes | Jan 18, 2021
The Remote Life Of Helping Others | Deniero B
Deniero B, a true remote CEO, podcast host, coach, and social media personality. After starting his career in corporate America. Deniero knew he wanted the flexibility to live life on his terms. That’s when he started his coaching business. Listen as he explains living life on his terms and taking risks. He shares the story of moving to Italy without knowing the language, just to fulfill a dream. At the end, he shares his perspective on living a life of significance.
27 minutes | Jan 12, 2021
HR, The Workplace of Play | Jeff Harry
Jeff Harry helps individuals and companies navigate difficult conversations while dealing with their most challenging issues using positive psychology. Some of his practices include: How to deal with toxicity in the workplace with play, how to cut through office politics to create a psychologically safe workspace, how to help your staff find flow in order to do their best work, and how to play with your inner critic to increase your productivity. Jeff has worked with companies like Google, Microsoft, Southwest Airlines, Adobe, NFL, Amazon, and Facebook. He’s also been named a top 100 HR professional by multiple publications.
38 minutes | Dec 22, 2020
Hypnotic Influence | Jason Linett
Jason linnet is a hypnotic influence expert who helps entrepreneurs close more premium sales. As a certified professional hypnotist, Jason has practiced for over 20 years and helps his clients harness the power of positive persuasion techniques. These techniques help entrepreneurs quickly and effectively rewrite negative thought patterns. He reveals his secrets of hypnotic communication and shares his systems to supercharge your business growth. According to Jason, this isn’t about tricking or manipulating. It’s about helping your clients better sell themselves. For more on Jason: https://jasonlinett.com/
25 minutes | Dec 14, 2020
One Life To Live | Justin Oglesby
Justin is the founder of Conversionly, a company that turns cold leads into prospects and qualified sales opportunities. Justin didn’t always intend on being an entrepreneur. It was in 2013, on a mission trip where Justin fell ill and was hospitalized for 30 days. After nearly losing his life, he realized how short life could be and he knew he wanted to do more. As his health began to recover, he finished school with multiple degrees in marketing. After taking a job with a company out of school, he got the entrepreneurial itch. As a side gig, he started a marketing company to help companies convert leads. As the company began to build on its success, his wife encouraged him to go for it and he left his job for good. This is where he learned the importance of living a life of significance. It’s about giving back and helping others achieve success along the way.
36 minutes | Dec 7, 2020
The Ultra-Marathon Of Business & Scale | Nick Bradley
Nick Bradley is a world renowned business growth and scale up specialist. He's also the host of the U.K. number one business podcast, Scale Up Your Business with over 100,000 downloads in more than 30 countries. Nick spent most of his career in private equity, completing over 22 acquisitions for a combined $5.6 Billion. Nick is also a dedicated family man and has completed 24 Ultra-marathons.
23 minutes | Nov 20, 2020
Decentralized, Virtual Scaling | Rich Rudzinski
Rich started his company out of necessity in 2009 when the economy was bad, and jobs were scarce. For the first 6 years, the company did very well, but then the market shifted and the company nearly failed. This is where Rich tells us he had to make tough choices, let people go, and pivot his company. Fortunately, the changes worked because they decided to decentralize and go virtual. This allowed them to find the best talent across the country. As we get personal, Rich explains his unique personal style. Although it may not appeal to everyone, he shares that his clients truly want the best of the best, no matter what generalizations people may make about his appearance.
34 minutes | Nov 18, 2020
A Life Of Abundance & Fulfillment | Eric Balance
Eric Balance is an entrepreneur, coach, and motivator. At the beginning of the episode, Eric talks about his 3-year remote journey that he always dreamed of. He tells us that his journey is a byproduct of chasing fulfillment over achievement. The lesson he teaches us is that life happens for us, not to us. For Eric, he treats his life abundance as a tool that he describes as “Business Nirvana.” Towards the mid-point, he shares the early struggles with limiting beliefs and his battle with drug addiction. Through his family and support system, Eric went to rehab and turned his life around. From that point on, he knew he had the perseverance to not only survive but thrive. Listen as Eric shares with us his opinion on living a life of significance by serving those around him.
29 minutes | Nov 5, 2020
Challenging Your Thoughts | Pam Christian
Pam Christian is a mindset coach, motivational speaker, and host of the Juice podcast. As we meet Pam, we learn about her journey through life. She recalls her battle with self-doubt but the light really came on for her once she started to recognize the thoughts in her head. “we learn to agree with our thoughts, instead of challenging them.” It takes hard work to challenge themselves and the work never ends. People get comfortable during easy times and then fail to adapt to uncertainty. As the podcast continues, we learned Pam didn’t set out to be a performance coach. She started off in real estate but found herself helping friends and colleagues with their struggles. This led Pam to start her coaching business. Although she is naturally an introvert she shares the importance of stepping out of her comfort zone. Listen as Pam shares her parenting style and the importance of equipping her kids with their own tools to succeed. This is where we learn Pams meaning of living a life of significance. Connect With Pam: https://thepamchristiangroup.com/
31 minutes | Nov 2, 2020
Landscaping Your Future Success | John Cefalu
John Cefalu is the CEO of The Buildsters Corp and JJs landscaping. In just over a year and a half, JJ’s landscaping has grown from 0 to a multi-million dollar company. John started his first business in college after a trip to Kenya. The trip had a major impact because of the connection he made with the kids in Kenya. Little did he know, that after 5 years of hard work, the Kenyan government would shift and the new regime stole more than $500,000 from John. Young and ashamed, he ran away to Chicago to regroup. After a short time, he was back on his feet with a goal to make $200 per day while landscaping. Those small goals turned into a massive landscaping operation. Then covid occurred. While his competitors were left scrambling, John and his team doubled down on digital marketing and the success followed. Listen until the end where John shares his idea of living a life of significance.
28 minutes | Oct 29, 2020
Leading Teams With Rocket Fuel | Mike Ciorrocco
Mike Ciorrocco is a professional speaker, performance coach, author, and thought leader. Mike's background is in the mortgage industry and he recognized that social media was the fastest way to build an audience. He shared that importance with his team, but he wasn’t doing it himself. Mike recognized the importance of practicing what you preach so he started a podcast. His podcast took off and now Mike is well known for his concept of “rocket fuel.” At this point in the podcast, we learn Mike came from a broken home and as a child, he spent a lot of time at home. While this was lonely, he learned the value of positive self-talk. He learned to use his peers and own negative self-talk, as rocket fuel to propel his success. Listen as Mike talks about leadership, using words like “we” “us” and “our.” He shares his passion that comes from a team environment and working with others. Mike's true passion is to propel energy and success for others!
32 minutes | Oct 22, 2020
The Secret Weapon Of Business, People | Joe Semaan
Joe Semaan is considered a secret weapon in business, but his career did not begin in a high-performance role. Rather, Joe was the youngest of 4 children, born in Peoria, Illinois. He knew that nothing would be given to him. He moved to Chicago and Joe found himself in tax sales. The sales came fast for Joe, but it was also in the middle of the tech bubble. Like many others, his decline was as quick as his rise. Then he realized that if he was going to be broke, he could do it anywhere. Joe moved to L.A. and found his footing in the mortgage industry. He experienced his second bubble. Joe learned the value of self-awareness which can help us recognize the trends around us. Joe stressed the ability to form long-lasting relationships and learning from those around us, instead of transactional relationships. Listen to the very end where Joe tells us his definition of living a life of significance. Hint: it starts with the education system.
23 minutes | Oct 21, 2020
Founder, Inventor & Engineer | Dave Ferrera
Dave Ferrera is a founder, inventor, entrepreneur, and engineer. Dave had a life-changing event in college. His grandfather had a stroke while in surgery and during a conversation with his doctor, he asked Dave about his future. Dave wanted to go into engineering, but the doctor suggested he shift his focus to healthcare. Daves thought changed completely. He found employment in the medical products field and his career took off. After being called to join a start-up, Dave moved to California and was forever bitten by the startup bug. This is where Dave discovered the foundational relationship of teams, doctors, and engineers. Collectively they could solve any problem. Dave also shares his story on mentorship and the values he learned from mentors, he now shares to those he mentors. As we finish the podcast, Dave shares his version of living a life of significance.
36 minutes | Oct 8, 2020
Founder Of Snap Fitness & Lift Brands | Peter Taunton
Peter Taunton is the founder of Snap Fitness and Lift Brands. Lift Brands currently has over 6000+ locations in 28 countries, but Peters journey started from humble beginnings. Peter shares the story of when he was 8 years old selling popcorn in his fathers business. Peter shares that a lot of what he learned about business, started with that experience. His business career started when he quit his professional racquetball career. He went back to his local club and told them "if you ever want to turn around this failing club, give me a call." A year later, they took him up on that offer. 7 years later, he sold those clubs and started the journey of building Snap Fitness. In this episode, he shares that journey and you won't want to miss as Peter shares with us his meaning on living a life of significance. Connect with Peter: https://www.instagram.com/peter_taunton/ Connect with Steve: https://www.linkedin.com/in/steveleclair/ Embracing Uncertainty: https://linktr.ee/embracinguncertainty
42 minutes | Oct 6, 2020
The Branding & Design Expert | Henry Kaminski
Henry Kaminski is the founder of Unique Designz, a design and branding agency. While we learn that Unique Designz is a multi-million dollar business, Henry's story starts with humble beginnings. Henry grew up in a blue-collar family but his parents wanted more for his life. Henry started Unique Designz in 2008 during the economic crisis. Fortunately for Henry, his business was like a rocket ship and he had to hold on for dear life. He shares that he found his niche in night clubs but after creating success, he found himself overleveraged on the verge of losing it all. Henry knew the importance of asking for help and completely transformed his business into what it is today. As the podcast goes on, Henry shares with us the importance of branding and why it’s vital for your companies future. At the end, Henry passionately shares his opinion on living a life of significance. His answer will inspire you to rethink your own stance on living a life of significance. Connect with Henry: https://uniquedesignz.net/ Connect with Steve: https://www.linkedin.com/in/steveleclair/ Embracing Uncertainty: https://linktr.ee/embracinguncertainty
38 minutes | Sep 29, 2020
Solving The IT Equation | Lonnie McRorey
Lonnie McRorey is the co-founder and CEO of Framework Signs. Although Framework Signs was founded 3 years ago, the company has scaled quickly due to its ingenuity. Lonnie has disrupted the software development, engineering, and IT industries. After his bad experiences outsourcing IT companies, he saw an opportunity in the marketplace. Lonnie viewed the problem of IT outsourcing as a mathematical equation. Once you subtract corporate greed from the equation, you can allocate that to top talent. These are his digital cowboys. They are free to create and solve complex problems with autonomy. For Lonnie, significance is about having an impact on others around you. Connect with Lonnie: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lonnie/ Connect with Steve: https://www.linkedin.com/in/steveleclair/ Embracing Uncertainty: https://linktr.ee/embracinguncertainty
38 minutes | Sep 24, 2020
IT Solutions & Solving Big Problems | Michael Maximoff
Michael Maximoff is a serial entrepreneur with expertise in digital & email marketing campaigns. Michael was born in Ukraine and left in his 20s to pursue his education. After returning to Ukraine he pursued a job in IT before his true growth began. He learned the importance of taking care of yourself, as it was the only way to survive. Michael shares that Ukraine has become an IT hub. He found himself creating great lead generation campaigns for other companies, before taking the plunge and starting his own IT company with a partner that had complementary skills. Listen as he explains how they measure success within their company. Finally, listen as Michael explains his true passion to impact the world. His goal to achieve that is by developing solutions to people's biggest problems. Connect With Michael: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-maximoff/ Connect with Steve: https://www.linkedin.com/in/steveleclair/ Embracing Uncertainty: https://linktr.ee/embracinguncertainty
28 minutes | Sep 9, 2020
Working With Family & Never Quitting: John Azar
John Azar is an industry leader in real estate, private equity, and sales management. John's journey started in copier sales which led to an opportunity in copier sales. In 2004, he discovered an opportunity focused on raising capital for real estate developers. His company was off to a fast start before 2007 happened. His company did not survive and John had to go back to the drawing board. John took a traditional job but kept paddling. He shares that pain and heartache are universal feelings. In 2014, he made the leap into entrepreneurship again, joining his brothers company. According to John, working with family is a blessing and a curse. It is easy to have trust when working with family, however, it is a balancing act to separate business and family. Eventually, John decided to launch his own company and pursue his own happiness. He shares with us how he stays centered and tells us his opinion on living a life of significance. Connect with John: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jalalazar/ Connect with Steve: https://www.linkedin.com/in/steveleclair/ Embracing Uncertainty: https://linktr.ee/embracinguncertainty
35 minutes | Aug 27, 2020
Living Life In A Flow State | Nuno Goncalves Pedro
Nuno is an engineer, consultant, and venture capitalist. In this episode, he shares the 3 different phases of his career, and how none of it was planned. He shares that his progression has been a byproduct of him pushing people to take action and tells us that communication is one of his unique superpowers. He also tells us that he’s learned to look at his own career from a distance. By keeping yourself at a distance, it forces you to remain neutral and less emotional with your decision making. He goes on to give us techniques on how to return to neutral and how to turn your anxiety into opportunity. When you move from performance and happiness, you are on the path to what he calls “True North.” He says life is not about balance, it’s about flow. At the end, he shares his opinion on living a life of significance and shares the importance of giving back by helping others. Connect with Nuno: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nuno-goncalves-pedro-69732a/ Connect with Steve: https://www.linkedin.com/in/steveleclair/ Embracing Uncertainty: https://linktr.ee/embracinguncertainty
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