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From Founder To CEO
32 minutes | a day ago
Founder: Winning At Work/Life Boundaries
My wife was a military spouse for a short time period. It's a very challenging role to be in, for sure. Michelle and her co-founder have harnessed the incredible skills and experiences of this force amazing group of people to help another amazing group of people...Founders like you. Michelle details how the company started and a surprising admission from someone who leads a virtual assistant firm.
31 minutes | 8 days ago
FINTECH Unicorn ($2.42B) Co-Founder/CEO: Don't shelter the team from bad news
CB Insights lists the company that Mike Praeger founded as a FinTech unicorn. Take a look here. Mike has some incredible insights about the history, the industry and of course one of the big lessons he learned on the journey From Founder To CEO.
23 minutes | 15 days ago
Former SONIC CEO: Founders As "Masters Of None"
I must admit...I could eat burgers from Sonic for every meal. So, when the former CEO of Sonic agreed to come on the show to help YOU learn from his experiences, I certainly could not say no. Cliff talks about his new book (Master of None: How a Jack-of-All-Trades Can Still Reach the Top) and its relevance to Founders. In fact, we specifically talk about his struggles "letting go" as the company grew and his feelings when when the company was sold...the ultimate "letting go." I know you will learn a lot from Cliff. I sure did.
37 minutes | 20 days ago
Are you letting your failures obscure your genius?
Being an entrepreneur is challenging. Being an entrepreneur AND a parent is even more challenging. For some, being a black entrepreneurial parent can be even tougher. James knows this. As a Founder himself, he understands the struggle and partnered with people like Brad Feld and many others to build this amazing startup Foundation. He's also quite candid about his personal struggles. In this interview, listen how James battled through depression and came out on top. As you look toward 2021, I hope James' story brings you hope for a great year ahead.
33 minutes | 22 days ago
Mario: You don't need to hire people that you don't want to spend time with
Mario and his team are the real deal. His passion for people and culture is quite inspiring. He and his company's work is legendary. That's why his story about hiring the wrong person seemed so interesting to me. It's not something he takes lightly. And, his lesson is profound.
39 minutes | 23 days ago
BONUS: Dr Choi - How To Use Neuroscience To Improve Your Performance
Dr. Choi shares some incredible insights and actions you can take to leverage neuroscience in order to improve YOUR performance. His LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/eugenekchoi/ His Website: https://destinyhacks.co/ His Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-neurohacking-podcast/id1545882602
53 minutes | a month ago
Being Friendly VS Being Friends, With Team Members
If you are looking to be inspired by a Founder's startup story, look no farther than this interview with Gwen. She sure does have grit and a lot of other positive qualities. And, like the rest of us, she also has more to learn about herself on the journey From Founder To CEO. In this interview she discusses how she has handled the difference between being friendly and friends with team members.
37 minutes | a month ago
How This Founder Overcame The Intimidation Factor
We all lose loved ones. This year seemed particularly difficult. You might say I was quite touched by Joe's mission. He and his team are really trying hard to make it easier to stay connected to our loved ones. As Joe has scaled the company, he has had to deal with his own challenges reaching out to "significant people." I'm sure you can relate Listen as he describes he advice on how to get over the intimidation of speaking with key people that will make your business grow.
42 minutes | a month ago
23 Year Old Founder: Compromising With Dev Team Led To More Success
COVID-19 has made it even more difficult for artists to launch and sustain a living. That's why I LOVE what Nicholas and his team are doing for artists. They have created a platform that helps take the middle man out and add the profits in for artists who have traditionally not gotten a fair shake. Nicholas is tackling a big issue, at a relatively young age. Listen as he describes his 2 biggest challenges shifting from Founder to CEO. The first is his own health and well-being, The second is his relationship with his developer as they hashed it out over development strategy.
31 minutes | 2 months ago
Berkshire Hathaway Bought His Companies, After He Learned To "Loosen His Grip"
Some of you dream about building a great company and achieving a great exit by having your company bought by a company like Berkshire Hathaway. That exactly what Vic did...more than one company. In this candid interview, Vic speaks about the journey to those sales and how a piece of feedback about "loosening his grip" led to great success.
18 minutes | 2 months ago
BONUS: How focusing on simplicity for his customer & for his business, generated MORE success
Dan Soviero, Founder of Signature, discusses how he and his team focused on simplicity for his customers AND his business and how that generated a lot more success.
30 minutes | 2 months ago
When Co-Founders Part Ways: What Dan Learned About Himself
Dan is one of those guys that you immediately like. He is a former lacrosse players who just wants to help other lacrosse players. He explains why his company has been so successful and why he and his Co-Founder parted ways Co-Founder relationships are tricky. Dan speaks to this issue with a high degree of emotional intelligence.
40 minutes | 2 months ago
BONUS: Zac Mason - The 4 Limiting Belief/Myths Of Founder Fitness
Check out Zac's website: https://topmencoach.com/ Top Men Method Zac shares the 4 Limiting Beliefs/Myths that hold Founders back from achieving fitness while they scale.
39 minutes | 2 months ago
The Consequences Of Hiring People Just Like You
About a year ago I started paying attention to some of the new approaches to lead generation many Founder were using. They include quizes, calculators, assessments, polls, and chatbots. Want to get to know one of the Founders who has made these lead generation tools easily accessible to us? Yes? Then, listen to this episode of the podcast. Randy, his co-founder, and his growing team are experts on interactive content. And, because his company is growing so fast, Randy has had to hire lots of people. The problem? Initially, he wasn't very good at it. Randy explains what he learned about hiring AND about himself in this candid interview.
55 minutes | 2 months ago
The Founder of The Factual Discovered He Wasn't A Good Product Manager
I have always been passionate about great reporting and quality journalism. I started out as a paper delivery boy and later a journalist for a short time period. I guess that is one of the reasons Arjun and I really hit it off. He started as a paper delivery boy as well. Today, he is tackling a mighty endeavor...finding a way to increase the amount of credible news we consume. It's a big mission...driven by a Founder who also embraces self-awareness. Listen as Arjun explains his journey of discovery: "It was humiliating and embarrassing, I realized I wasn't a good product manager."
27 minutes | 2 months ago
Being A Couple & Co-Founders: How to make this unique relationship work
Register For Their Couples Academy Event On Dec 1: https://justownit.co/the-couples-academy/ Justin and Alyse's website: https://justownit.co/ Justin on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/justin-roethlingshoefer-7252a766/ Alyse on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alyse-gaulin-a7128211/
34 minutes | 3 months ago
Former NAVY SEAL, Errol Doebler: Great leaders foster psychological safety
This is one former Navy Seal you are going to want to listen two...twice...and read his book too: "The Process, Art, and Science of Leadership" Errol's Book: https://leader193.com/the-process-art-and-science-of-leadership/ Errol's Website: https://leader193.com/ Errol on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/errol-doebler/
31 minutes | 3 months ago
The tension between our aspirations and the realities of entrepreneurship
I think you may want to listen to this interview...twice. Shawn is incredible. He is one of the deepest thinking Founders I think I may have interviewed in 5 years. Why? He discusses something that many of us Founders struggle with...the tension between reaching the aspirational elements of entrepreneurship and the realities of the moment.
28 minutes | 3 months ago
65,000 Barbers Use His App, But This One Thing Is Hard For Him To Give Up
The relationship between the barber and the barber's client is very important. No one understands that more than Obi and his co-founder. They started "The Cut" in 2016 and have seen incredible growth. That growth has come with the need to grow as a leader. For Obi, delegating certain things has been a challenge. Listen as he describes what has been the hardest thing for him to give up as he transitions from Founder to CEO.
39 minutes | 3 months ago
Founder of Beachbody talks about building an "off ramp"
If you are looking for an example of a hardworking Founder & CEO, look no further than Carl Daikeler. Carl has been leading his company for 21 years and has the failures and success...more of them...to show for it. In this interview, Carl details what makes Beachbody unique, how he and his team successfully navigated Covid-19...and a surprisingly revealing admission about him and the future of the company. You'll want to listen to this to the very end.
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