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27 minutes | 6 days ago
205. Permission to Screw Up
Kristen Hadeed imagines a world in which all organizations have cultures that empower people to keep climbing toward the best version of themselves every day. As the young leader of Student Maid, a successful cleaning company that hires students, Kristen has fostered a unique perspective on leadership, organizational culture and engaging the next generation. In October 2017, she published her first book, "Permission To Screw Up," in which she tells the stories of her biggest mistakes in leadership. She hopes to inspire other leaders to share their "perfectly imperfect" stories of success to empower people with the knowledge that even if they screw up, they can still make it. Kristen and Student Maid have been featured in news outlets including PBS, FOX, Inc., TIME and Forbes. Her first TED Talk has received more than two million hits on YouTube. Sponsor/Partnership: Coinbase is a secure online platform for buying, selling, transferring, and storing digital currency. Other Links: What One CEO Did When 45 of Her Employees Quit (INC)
40 minutes | 12 days ago
204: Is Your Day Job Enough?
Patrick J. McGinnis is a venture capitalist and private equity investor who founded Dirigo Advisors, after a decade on Wall Street, to provide strategic advice to investors, entrepreneurs, and fast growing businesses. In this capacity, he has worked in a range of settings, from building startups from the ground up in Silicon Valley to acting as an expert consultant to the World Bank in Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East. In Patrick's latest book The 10% Entrepreneur, he shows you how, by investing just 10% of your time and resources, you can become an entrepreneur without losing a steady paycheck. As a 10% Entrepreneur himself, he has built a diverse portfolio of investments outside of his day job. This portfolio encompasses fast growing new ventures in the United States, Latin America, Europe, and Asia, including ipsy, the world’s largest online beauty community; Bluesmart, the inventor of the world’s first smart, connected carry-on suitcase; and Afiniti, a big data company that is reinventing the call center industry. He has also been a partner in several real estate investments. What does it mean to be a 10% entrepreneur? How do you begin the transition towards becoming a 10% entrepreneur? How not to let the complacency trap get you? Why failure sucks and what you can do about it? The criteria for evaluating investment opportunities? Is entrepreneurship over-hyped? Sponsor/Partnership Thrive Themes Blazingly fast WordPress templates and plugins, built to get more traffic, more subscribers, more clients and more customers for you.
52 minutes | 19 days ago
203. Marketing: Do this on Instagram!
I had the pleasure of talking with someone that I’ve been following for a while, Jenn Herman, from Jenn’s Trends. We discussed ways to get the most out of Instagram with tips, and more. Jenn Herman has a unique perspective on business and success on social media, which earned her the prestige of being on the list of Top 10 Social Media Blogs three years in a row: 2014, 2015, and 2016. She is also the author of The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Instagram and Stop Guessing. Right now, 65% of the world’s top brands use Instagram and Jenn says the number continues to grow. There are 200 million monthly active users on Instagram, 70% of which log in daily. This is a huge base of people for marketers to reach. No matter who your target audience is, some of them will use the platform. You’ll hear why you can reach people more clearly through Instagram than you can with any other platform. As a marketer, you should aim to create original images for Instagram. There are many different ways to incorporate your products and services into an image to make it look more native and get better engagement. Sponsor/Partnership KDP Rocket Easy to use tool to help find bestselling book ideas, profitable niches, rank better in Amazon, & select Kindle keywords. Get your book noticed on Amazon. Other Info: A Brief History of Instagram's First Day (TIME article)
38 minutes | a month ago
202. A Deep Dive Into "Why Nations Fail"
Entrepreneurs are vital in today’s economic climate and the driving engine behind prosperity. Understanding how to make a difference beyond their business is even more pertinent to the sustainability of their business and growth of industry. They all go hand and hand. This is why Mark Zuckerberg wants everyone to read this book. Daron Acemoglu, MIT Professor and author of ‘Why Nations Fail’ talks with Priest about the ideas in his book: why some nations fail and others succeed, why some nations grow over time and sustain that growth, while others grow and then stagnate. We discuss; Why Inclusive economic institutions are important What are we missing to make a greater impact on global poverty? Does where a country is located almost pre-determine the prosperity of a country? Is our current economic climate helping or hurting the countries growth? Thoughts on China’s economic growth and is it sustainable And much more… Buy the book Today!
51 minutes | a month ago
201. Taxes and Business 101 with CPA, Michel Valbrun
While these businesses contribute a great deal towards the sustainability of the economy, they end up overpaying taxes, more often than not. Some simply do not have the understanding of how the tax system works, and some seek help from amateur accountants,tax preparers, and even well-meaning Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) who do not provide the relevant proactive tax-related information to them. This leads to the loss of hundreds of thousands of dollars in overpaid taxes. The Valbrun Group, founded and led by Michel Valbrun, CPA helps businesses reduce their tax burden legally and ethically. Michel Valbrun goes into detail with us about why he became a certified public accountant and how he manages financial success. Over 70% of Americans overpay in taxes which is what inspired Michel to create Tax Wealth Secrets to help you take advantage of all the tax breaks out there to help you save in taxes and help build wealth. Michel and I cover topics in his course (Tax Wealth 101) and more; 💰 How To Permanently Lower Your Tax Bill From Now On! 💰 What Your CPA or Tax Preparer Isn't Telling You! 💰 The C.P.A. Success System Our Clients Pay Thousands For! 💰 How to Set Up Your Business Entity Properly! 💰 How to use your tax savings to build generational wealth Note: I purchased this course myself and so far have found a lot of great information. About Michel Valbrun Michel Valbrun is an award-winning author and speaker from Florida. After completing a degree in accounting from the University of Florida, Michel went on to become a CPA. After having started his career at Ernst and Young, Michel went on to serve several Fortune 500 companies across various verticals including advisory, audit, accounting, and tax. He also worked for numerous accounting firms all throughout his career.
94 minutes | a month ago
200. Neil Soni: Author of The Startup Gold Mine - The Startup Playbook For Partnering With Big Business
Neil Soni is the author of The Startup Gold Mine: How to Tap the Hidden Innovation Agendas of Large Companies to Fund and Grow Your Business. Neil spent years with startups, focusing on the sales and marketing side, trying to sell into large organizations. He then moved to Estee Lauder, where he specialized in external innovation. After seeing both sides, Neil wanted to create a resource to help startups understand the corporate side and corporations to understand the startup side. Brian Ardinger, Inside Outside Innovation Founder, spoke with Neil about how to succeed through corporate/startup collaboration. Previously, Neil led the growth team at MomTrusted.com, a social marketplace for early education with over 3 million users. Prior to MomTrusted, Neil founded CollegeZen, a social platform for high school students, peer mentors, and colleges. This effort caught the attention of The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which named CollegeZen one of the worldwide winners of the College Knowledge Challenge. Neil was named a Finalist for Entrepreneur Magazine’s College Entrepreneur of the Year award for his work at CollegeZen. Neil works with a variety of groups in the innovation ecosystem, including startups, venture funds, accelerators, and large brands. He is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University’s Chemical Engineering program. Music Used: A Journey Through The Universe - Lesion X https://soundcloud.com/lesionxbeats Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/a-j-t-t-u Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/YQCeqy0mleg
37 minutes | 2 months ago
199. Bet on Yourself! Freelancer Quits Job at IBM For CryptoCurrency Full-time
Ian Balina is a cryptocurrency investor, serial entrepreneur, author, and filmmaker. He was a full-time employee at IBM until the day of our interview to focus on Amazon FBA and his cryptocurrency investments. Ian authored The Complete Freelancer Guide, a book that encourages others how to start a freelancing business. He founded Fusion Video Producers, a video production company that’s worked with Nancy Pelosi and NFL star Pierre Garcon. He is known for his ability to “hack the system” and create multiple streams of income through investing in cryptocurrencies, turning hobbies into freelance businesses, short-term real estate rentals and creating private label brands that sell items on Amazon. He is the founder of Peer Hustle, a mobile on-demand freelance jobs marketplace, as well as a tech evangelist for IBM’s North American Open Source and Hybrid Cloud business. Ian holds a Masters in Computer Engineering from The George Washington University and spoke alongside Michelle Obama during his graduation. Sponsor/Partnership: Coinbase a secure online platform for buying, selling, transferring, and storing digital currency CryptoWallet IRA Buy Cryptocurrencies Simply By Using Your IRA & 401k TubeBuddy’s channel management browser plugin helps content creators, brands, and networks save time and grow their brands directly from within YouTube. Extra Links: The Blockchain and Affiliate Marketing Revolution Begins Why Bitcoin, Etherium and Cryptocurrencies (free ebook) Investing In Bitcoin: A Wise Choice? (NPR) Ian Balina's "MoneyBall" spreadsheet (Patron access) Fidelity is now in Cryptocurrency
50 minutes | 2 months ago
198. Looking at Career and Freelance Opportunities
Matt Tran started off as a Mechanical Engineer after graduating from college with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and was unhappy because of the long, boring days and was ultimately fired from all 3 jobs. He walked away from engineering to focus on his YouTube channel full-time against the wishes of many and has grown and amazing following and amassed millions of views in total over time. I’m a fan of Matt’s channel because of his honest conversations with guests about college, careers and beyond. He talks with real professionals (like myself) who have gone through the fire of sorts and willing to share their thoughts in that field of workforce. Matt and I cover his personal journey and what he’s looking to in the future. We discuss; Matt quitting a career in engineering to focus on Youtube and what it’s meant. The goal and focus of Engineered Truth (Youtube) channel. His book on ‘New Grad Job Hacks: The Complete Guide to Getting a Job After You Finish College’ (on Amazon) The goal to do freelance work, Learn coding at coding boot camps and sites like com The false hopes of internet stardom and why we both believe Tai Lopez is a scam. And much more!
44 minutes | 2 months ago
197. Don't Quit Your Day Job! Side Hustle Until You Can't
Kevin is an attorney and the blogger behind Financial Panther, a blog about personal finance, travel hacking, and side hustling using the sharing economy. He paid off $87,000 worth of student loans in just 2.5 years by choosing not to live like a big shot lawyer. Kevin is passionate about earning money using the sharing economy and you can see all the ways he makes extra income every month in his side hustle reports. Kevin and I discuss; Steps he took to payoff $87,000 school debt Thoughts on a college degree today Taking a closer look at his finances for ongoing financial freedom and learning from Financial Sam, Dave Ramsey, Money Mustache and others. Keeping humility while working days as a lawyer Side Hustles he stopped Current Side Hustles Making between $1k-$3k renting out his room on Airbnb Investing in a Solo 401K and much more! Sponsor/Partnership KDP Rocket Easy to use tool to help find bestselling book ideas, profitable niches, rank better in Amazon, & select Kindle keywords. Get your book noticed on Amazon.
59 minutes | 2 months ago
196. The Rise of Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies
My guest today, Ryan Dennis has been working in the blockchain industry since 2015 when he revolutionized real estate technology as the Director of Communication for the International Blockchain Real Estate Association. Since then, he has consistently been publicized as one of the most influential people in real estate technology online. In his current role, he investigates blockchain firms and interviews leaders as the Head of Content for ICO Alert. Ryan and I discuss; What led Ryan to the world of blockchain and cryptocurrencies What is an ICO (initial coin offering) What is ICO alert How to pick the right coins on the market Understanding how blockchain works The worlds of blockchain and real estate and much more! Other Resources; Discovering Blockchain via Real Estate Sponsor/Partnership: TubeBuddy’s channel management browser plugin helps content creators, brands, and networks save time and grow their brands directly from within YouTube.
39 minutes | 2 months ago
195: Money and Investing
In this episode I interview David Stein, an expert strategist when it comes to money, how it works, and how to work it. David now retired from his life as a Portfolio Strategist of a $33 Billion investment advisory firm with over 20 years of experience managing money turned his attention to creating the hit show “Money For The Rest of Us”. Do you have friends, family, or a loved one that want to learn about money, investing, the economy, but feel too intimidated to start? Well then, Mr. Stein is the answer! He is a resource I wish I’d had when I first got started investing. He makes the complex understandable – about a subject that touches every human being. Make sure to subscribe to his podcast and I hope you enjoy this episode! David and I discuss; David’s investment philosophy Focus on asset class rather then individual stocks Saving more and spending less Diversity…but not to much! Home investments Types of investors and what beginning investors should focus on and much more! Sponsor/Partnership: Blooom – Your 401k could earn more. Take a minute to link up your 401k to and maximize your investments. For $10/ month, we manage your nest egg so you can enjoy life. Other Resources: Book ‘Margin of Safety‘ mentioned in today’s episode selling for THOUSANDS! David’s Membership Investing won’t make you rich David Stein: Personal Investing Philosophy and Process- PLUS: Portfolio Management in Turbulent Markets
49 minutes | 3 months ago
194. Want to Get Into Network Engineering? Start Here!
Du’An Lightfoot, a Cisco certified Systems Administrator, YouTuber, and founder of the #LabEveryday movement is a powerful advocate for career advancement. His inspiring, nuts-and-bolts advice gets you right on track for making your career shine. LabEveryday shares the demands, tactics, and mindset you need to succeed. Du'An and I Discuss: The LabEveryday Movement Network Administration Changing his life Going from Help Desk to Network Systems Engineer Average pay of those coming into CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) Advice for those wanting to get into networking Being a mentor Work/Life (time) management Sponsor/Partnership KDP Rocket Easy to use tool to help find bestselling book ideas, profitable niches, rank better in Amazon, & select Kindle keywords. Get your book noticed on Amazon. Other Resources: My Interview with Du'an on the LabEvery YouTube Channel CompTIA Tools Cisco Exams & Books
36 minutes | 3 months ago
193. Starting a Digital Magazine and Learning from Top Entrepreneurs
I had a chance to sit down with Nathan Chan of Foundr to discuss the magazine’s success and find out what it’s done to get people to open their wallets for digital content. Nathan Chan is the founder of Foundr an online magazine for entrepreneurs. He started it as a side hustle, and over the last few years has grown it into a powerhouse brand producing content for entrepreneurs like Richard Branson, Arina Huffington, Seth Godin, Mark Cuban, Gary Vaynerchuk, Tim Ferris and more. In this interview, Nathan shares some of his best secrets for getting hard-to-reach people to notice you, providing value to others, the importance of following up, and more. Sponsor/Partnership Thrive Themes Blazingly fast WordPress templates and plugins, built to get more traffic, more subscribers, more clients and more customers for you.
49 minutes | 3 months ago
192. CBD Oil! What's it All About?
Vadim saw a major problem in the industry: consumers are confused and can't see through the haze of hype on CBD all over the internet. The CBD School was created to educate consumers on how to use CBD and where to find the best products for their needs. Vadim is the CBD Professor. For the last two decades, he has dedicated himself to researching the benefits of the cannabis plant. But it wasn't enough to learn about the benefits for himself—he wanted to share them with the world. Thus the CBD School was created. We discuss: Marijuana propaganda CBD School and how it started Promoting CBD sites What is CBD? Where CBD come from? Difference from hemp, Marijuana What’s the amount of CBD in Hemp Oil? What’s the amount of CBD in Cannabis Oil? and much more! Also check out our Marketplace Post Game discussion: Wrapping your head around everything going on with CBD and Marijuana Legalization Other Resources: Coca-Cola Looking to CBD to Get Well & Get Money Our Interview on Vadim's Show 'CBD School' Smoke Signals: A Social History of Marijuana - Medical, Recreational and Scientific (book) Mention in the show - Dr. Rachna Patel Sponsor/Partnership: TubeBuddy’s channel management browser plugin helps content creators, brands, and networks save time and grow their brands directly from within YouTube. Vadim's Disclaimer
38 minutes | 3 months ago
191. Career Insights: Making The Most Out of LinkedIn
As LinkedIn‘s founding education and millennials editor and now Senior News Editor, Conversations and Engagement, Maya Pope-Chappell curates, cultivates, and creates content for the world's largest professional social network. She's the host and producer of LinkedIn's #HowIGotHere series and founder of the company's Campus Editor Program, which brings #StudentVoices to the platform. She previously worked at The Wall Street Journal where she contributed to coverage of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight, the Hong Kong protests, and the protests in Ferguson. She has substantial online news experience in the U.S. and Asia, including social media and audience engagement, breaking news, and video production. Maya and I discuss: Her Journey Intro Journalism Thoughts on college for today Experience in Asia Rising above the Monday blues Different hats worn at LinkedIn Best Practices on LinkedIn Adding value and going beyond cheesy self promotion and much more! Other Resources: Going Viral on Linkedin: https://www.inc.com/john-white/how-to-get-your-blog-featured-on-linkedin-from-a-l.html Student Publishing Section: https://students.linkedin.com/student-publishing Sponsor/Partnership The Beginner's Guide To Outsourcing Your Business: Find, Hire, and Build Your Team Virtually Today! $2.99 Ebook on Amazon. Step-by-step guide every entrepreneur needs to build his or her business with the asset of working with virtual employees. Focusing on business growth, giving you the time to work less in the business and more time working on the business.
45 minutes | 4 months ago
190. What You Need To Know about Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency
I was excited to sit down and have an interview with Ravinder Deol, who is a a Certified Bitcoin Professional and after absorbing a lot of his content, he has one of the more sensible approached to how we approach this new financial revolution. He’s been involved in the Cryptocurrency and Blockchain space since 2013, and has seen it grow tremendously. He said he saw a white space in the structured education of it all. So he’s taken it upon myself to help you get all the knowledge you need in one place! Initially he started out by teaching live classes which then lead to the creation of B21 Block, where along with a team of co-instructors the goal is to bring high quality, engaging and practical Cryptocurrency and Blockchain education online. As of this date he’s had over 83k students and currently 23 courses available but he’s kind enough to help answer some of our questions here. So without further Take advantage of Ravinder’s FREE! 90 Minute Bitcoin Webinar. Extra Resources: Coinbase a secure online platform for buying, selling, transferring, and storing digital currency Trezor Wallet
45 minutes | 4 months ago
189. You Should Call A Lawyer...A Business Lawyer!
Angela J. Grayson is Principal Member and Founder of Precipice IP, PLLC that is a consultancy and intellectual property law boutique specializing in patent, trademark, copyright, and data law. Prior to founding Precipice IP, Anglea was most immediately Associate General Counsel, Intellectual Property and Patent Operations Lead at Walmart Stores, Inc. Prior to joining Walmart, Angela had previous experience as in-house patent counsel for several Fortune® 100 companies, as well as prior experience in the examining corps for the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Angela and I discuss; Her journey from Mississippi to Arkansas What attracted her to law Learning the spirit of being and entrepreneur from her family Companies Precipice works with today Difference between trademarks and IP's (Intellectual Property) Tesla opening all their patents The patent son Amazon's one-click process Finding the right lawyer And so much more! Sponsor/Partnership KDP Rocket Easy to use tool to help find bestselling book ideas, profitable niches, rank better in Amazon, & select Kindle keywords. Get your book noticed on Amazon.
53 minutes | 4 months ago
188. Earn Your Leisure: Entrepreneur Shares Success, Setbacks, and Other Learnings Not Taught in Business School
A highly successful entrepreneur, Matt DeCoursey launched his first company in a spare bedroom of his Indianapolis home in 2009. Using nothing but an AmEx card with an $8000 limit, he built companies that generated millions of dollars in revenue. Matt is also the founder and CEO of GigaBook, a cloud based appointment-booking platform, which has the ability to provide utility to millions of small and medium sized businesses. He now lives in Kansas City with his wife and two children. In this discussion, Matt and I cover: What were the steps that led Matt to be an entrepreneur His personal story around his book ‘Million Dollar Bedroom: Scrappy Lessons of Success, Setbacks, and Other Surprises Not Taught in Business School‘ Based in a spare bedroom in his home. How Matt approached building companies that generated millions of dollars in revenue and huge amounts of profit. His “coin toss moment” that he faced and mentioned in the book. Work/life balance and why it sucks just trying to have the look on instagram and more….
33 minutes | 4 months ago
187. Entrepreneur Goes from Shark Tank to Beardbrand
Eric Bandholz couldn’t grow facial hair at his corporate bank job. So he took the next logical step: He quit and built a business around his beard known as Beard Brand. Eric is husband, father, entrepreneur, YouTuber, world traveler, and graphic designer. Eric is what he called “An urban beardsman” His vision is fostering a community for the bearded lifestyle that gives men the tools to wear a beard in any environment. Since launching an e-commerce site in January of 2013, Beardbrand has grown from zero to over $120k per month built primarily on branding. Eric has appeared on national television show Shark Tank, been viewed nearly 4 million times on YouTube, and featured in Wall Street Journal, NY Times, Business Insider, INC and Forbes. An entrepreneurial individual with over 10 years experience in marketing, sales, and design, Eric is building lasting business relationships that result in fruitful partnerships which has been their key to success. In this episode, Eric and I discuss; His move from a financial advisor to growing a thriving mens grooming business. His experience on Shark Tank His approach on building great content on Youtube and Instagram Focusing on the business and consumer gifts he has vs the ones he doesn’t. Misconceptions on having a beard in the workplace and much more Other Resources: Why the Beard Grooming Market Continues To Grow
29 minutes | 5 months ago
186. Learn How to Get Started in Affiliate Marketing! No BS!
I've been in the affiliate marketing space for almost 20yrs and have done well both as an affiliate and an affiliate manager. I created sites early on (late 90's) when I just had an Amazon banner up and even as recent as November, 2016 I sold a subscription box affiliate website. I've managed small to large multi-million dollar affiliate programs (Buyseasons, Lenovo, etc...), sit on the board of Affiliate Summit the largest affiliate marketing conference. Although this space changes a lot, some things stay the same. I hope there's something you can take from this. Also check this link out to explore more on affiliate marketing (deck included) http://www.affiliatemission.com/heres-free-affiliate-marketing-best-practices-lesson/
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