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Small Town Wealth
115 minutes | Feb 18, 2020
Ep 20: Shawn McMann | This Yogi Just Wants You to Breathe
Is your life characterized by tension? Are you experiencing difficulties in life to the point where being vulnerability feels like an impossibility?Shawn McMann is here to help you, and help the world. He is a yoga teacher and entrepreneur. He is the mind, body and spirit behind Bullet Athletic Club Yoga, an online platform that allows you to connect with all that yoga has offered Shawn, and all it can offer you. Shawn regularly contributes to a blog where you can learn many of the things we learned today. Shawn began his working life working as a railway labourer. As a young person, he did what most of us do in our 20's: He got lost. Though he did have the opportunity to travel and create meaningful friendships, he eventually found himself sucked into the vortex of alcohol abuse and dependence. To add to these issues came not one, but two cancer diagnoses. It began with him being diagnosed, and then his Mom was diagnosed less than two weeks later. She would eventually succumb to her battle. Shawn was left without any constructive way to cope and his partying turned into full fledged medicating with alcohol. He was consumed by survivors guilt and grief. Through all this struggle though has emerged a spirit of transformation of the mind, body and willing spirit. Shawn is a direct example of how change is possible even from some of the most adverse experiences and struggles. He was led to the world of yoga where he became an instructor and a total devotee to the process. He is now committed to making a difference in the community while finding himself day after day.In this chat, we talk about substance abuse and the dynamics that drive it. We talk about survivors guilt and an illness's effect on family relations. We talk about emerging from the fray of your past experiences and into a space where vulnerability guides your own transformation. For Shawn, yoga was a guide to the richness of life and the appreciation of both the beautiful, and tragic.We're tremendously thankful for Shawn and his wisdom, and we're grateful for the opportunity to share it with you. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
103 minutes | Feb 18, 2020
Ep 19: Sam Plovie | The Goddess of All Things
The beautiful part of a broad-based podcast is you get a ton of "firsts"!Sam Plovie has become a great friend to our whole podcasting group. She is Sproing's very first podcasting client and working with her as proven to be a mutually beneficial relationship that we cherish.Sam is a powerhouse of a person who specializes in leading and guiding clients using Feng Shui, Chinese Astrology, Face Reading, Qi Men Dun Jia, as well as other mediums in the metaphysical world. She has over 10 years of consulting experience in this field and has a passion for taking what people are good at and amplifying these unique qualities in order to enhance their lives. From designing optimal workflows for professionals all the way to helping design your new kitchen, Sam has a vast expanse of expertise to guide you to a better, more fulfilling life.In this episode we break down the metaphysical world, which was a bit foreign even to us at the time! We chat about Sam's rebel streak and how it's led to a unique and authentic value proposition for her and her clients. This break in tradition is something we can all learn from. We also explore spirituality, vulnerability and the fragility of life. There's a wealth of useful information in this episode that transcends the worlds of business and spirituality.Sam is a beautiful soul and we were so excited to be able to pick her brain for you guys! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
90 minutes | Feb 18, 2020
Ep 18: Real Rousseau | Many Brains, One Heart
The man with the plan.Meet Real Rousseau, Partner & Business Strategist for Sproing Creative in Vernon, BC.Real began his career as an engineer in the forestry industry. These skills eventually took him to New Zealand where he led a sizeable program for a large forestry company. It was here that Real helped develop a software system to optimize the foresting of steep terrain. The software was brought to Australia thereafter, and further along came the opportunity to bring the software to North America... back home for Real.From leading a team of 150 employees all the way to managing the sales force back home, Real would then get the entrepreneurial itch. He became licensed in property management and then moved on to the broker side of real estate sales. After several years of mentoring and managing Realtors in Vernon, Real realized there were broader horizons. The coaching described led to connections with other professionals with marketing experience... finally, Sproing was born.Sproing is a one-stop-shop marketing agency. It began with photography and website services, and has grown to include various other marketing pieces such as digital media marketing, graphic design, video production, and most recently, podcast production. Real networked with us at Small Town Wealth to eventually begin the podcast program!This conversation evolved into more than just Real's origin story. We delve into entrepreneurship, client care, personal development, and being adaptable in business. We also talk about developing a personal core vision, the value of being outdoors and finding your way in a complex world.This was a collaborative chat that we thoroughly enjoyed! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
118 minutes | Feb 15, 2020
Ep 17: Andrew Allen | Love & Meaning in the Music Industry
Have you asked yourself lately if your goals and desires are consistent with what you actually desire in this world? Do you wonder if there is deeper meaning and context required to realize the most ambitious of goals?Enter Andrew Allen! Andrew is a Canadian singer-songwriter that currently resides in our beautiful small city of Vernon. He has carved out a storied and diverse career in the music industry that has spanned well over a decade in length (and growing!). Andrew's song "I Wanna Be Your Christmas" was his first hit, cracking the top 10 in Canada in 2009. Andrew then released his biggest single entitled "Loving You Tonight" in 2010 that sold over 100,000 copies worldwide during his stint with Epic Records. With many more singles since then, Andrew has had the pleasure of performing with some of the worlds biggest artists such as Bruno Mars, One Republic, Carly Rae Jepson, Barenaked Ladies, Train... and many more.Andrew takes us on an unfettered journey into the many aspects of the music industry, led by his own experience and perspectives. We delve into the difference between performers and songwriters. We explore the sometimes ruthless components of the music world. We are immersed in the wisdom that comes from years of balancing a growing family and a burgeoning career. We dive into the many transitions that Andrew has undergone during his storied love-affair with music.Beyond all that, we're educated on the importance of why fame and fortune should only be secondary goals in whatever you pursue.. and that love, meaning and dedication are real pillars to enduring ambition. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
78 minutes | Feb 12, 2020
Ep 16: Jesse & Ashley Hammer | Country Roots, City Vibes & The Entrepreneurial Spirit
What is the intrinsic makeup of an entrepreneur? What does it mean to bet on yourself, and also in this case your partner, to the fullest extent?Jesse and Ashley Hammer are here to inform the uninformed and give us a snapshot into life as entrepreneurs. Jesse and Ashley are a dynamic duo in a world of uncertainty, driven by the power of mutual love, support and admiration. Between the two of them exists three different enterprises: Compass Energies Inc, Streamline Business Strategies and Botany Box.We of course explore the inner workings of these companies and what inspired their beginners, but this episode is about much more than that. Jesse and Ashley come from humble yet very different backgrounds and have forged a true partnership in both life and business. To be a good business partner requires a certain amount of skill, but being a good partner in life requires the greatest degree of strength, understanding and compassion that we as humans can expend. These two so clearly care for each other and this bond they share is undoubtedly the driving force behind the aversion to certainty that being an entrepreneur demands.We're grateful to Jesse and Ashley for sharing their wisdom with us and the audience. We felt more daring and confident within minutes of finishing our conversation with them! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
80 minutes | Feb 11, 2020
Ep 15: Brad Marsh | Making Waves On Land
There are some people that embody tenacity and inspiration in equal amounts. Brad Marsh is one of these people.Brad is the owner/operator of Global West Real Estate Group, an organization that encompasses many aspects of the real estate world from residential sales all the way to commercial transactions. Brad is Shelby's managing broker at RE/MAX Vernon, which was the source of inspiration bringing Brad into the studio.From humble beginnings in strata property management, Brad eventually moved into consulting for commercial property transactions. Success was had even amongst the mistakes as a youngster, and Brad would later enter the real estate sales industry as a managing broker. He's since expanded his portfolio of brokerages which manages well over 150 agents and growing. However...Brad is far from just a business man. In this episode he opens up about his history of illness and his current relationship to these perceived hardships. What results from this conversation is a deep feeling of gratitude inspired by the perspectives that Brad has gained grappling with hardship and adversity. He also talks about his love of travel and the importance of making time for the things most important to you. Brad has been a mentor to Shelby and this conversation makes it abundantly clear why this is the case.Everyone needs a Brad in their life! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
82 minutes | Nov 28, 2019
Ep 13: Keith Crewe | The Proof is in the Concrete
What is authenticity, really? There's a dictionary definition, which is "the quality of being authentic", but that doesn't really tell the whole story. What does it actually MEAN to be authentic in this crazy world?Well, rather than go on some type of quest to brag or bore you with his own definition of it, our guest Keith Crewe just straight up lives it. He is the no nonsense type of guy you just can't help but want to hang with and have some good conversation with. Having conversations with inauthentic people is exhausting... having conversations with real people is refreshing.Keith is a master of concrete. He is a carpenter by trade, but has delved into a niche market where concrete is the fundamental, central element of design. He has worked with the stuff for over 15 years exclusively and is considered a concrete artisan. Beyond his sheer knowledge on the subject, Keith has expanded his horizons along the course of his journey and created a totally unique concrete training program where he gets to share his knowledge with others. These intensive training programs are a full week and the class size is capped at four people to ensure quality instruction. Keith also works with his concrete design team full time to take on concrete projects for a vast array of clients.This episode is packed with useful content that stretches far beyond the scope of carpentry or concrete design. We explore the merits and limitations of modern teaching, as well as the importance of quality instruction in all endeavours. We discuss the value of grinding your way to success and doing so on your own terms. We talk about sacrifice, happiness and just being real and living your own truth. We hope you enjoy this chat as much as we did!_______________Keith Crewe Websitehttps://keithcrewe.com/Keith Crewe Professional Concrete Coursehttps://keithcrewe.com/course/professional-training/Keith Crewe on YouTubehttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOigqO5jNS0br-9D_talI-AKeith Crewe on Instagram (@keith_crewe)https://www.instagram.com/keith_crewe/?hl=enKeith Crewe on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/KeithCreweConcrete/_______________Small Town Wealth on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/smalltownwealth/?ref=br_rsSmall Town Wealth on Instagramhttps://insta-stalker.com/profile/smalltownwealth/David Scarlatescu on Instagram (@davidtescu)https://www.instagram.com/davidtescu/?hl=enShelby Bouchard on Instagram (@sbokanagan)https://www.instagram.com/sbokanagan/?hl=enClinton Barton on Instagram (@clbsounds)https://www.instagram.com/clbsounds/?hl=enThe Fig Bistrohttps://www.thefigbistro.ca/menu/Shelby Bouchard Real Estate on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/SQBRealEstate/?ref=br_rs See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
77 minutes | Dec 11, 2018
Ep 12: Julia Allen & Kate Johnson | Authentic Celebration of All Things Local
Welcome to the new age, folks! While the world is an increasingly complex maze of globally connected businesses and enterprises, there has been a recent resurgence of towards the notion of supporting your local businesses first and foremost. It's true, many of the products we enjoy today are almost certainly going to be a big name brand. Think Iphone or Android, for example. However, we use hundreds of products on a daily basis, many of which can be found being made by your very own neighbours. While some choose to enter this arena and fight the uphill battle towards a sustainable product and associated business, Kate Johnson and Julia Allen decided to join the fight in a completely different way while very much supporting the idea of buying locally in the Okanagan ValleyThus, 'Locality' was born! Julia and Kate have entered the subscription box business, a landscape that is relatively new in the world of business. Their Locality subscription boxes elegantly contain and highlight the amazing products that the Okanagan Valley has to offer. Like every community, they felt theirs has something truly unique to offer the world. The subscription box is a testament to local products and a less formal or mainstream way to distribute them to the the marketplace. In this chat, we talk about the subscription box business as a concept and it's applications in practice. We also delve into many other factors that come into play when starting any new business: confidence, passion and even the differences are respective strengths of introverts and extroverts. These ladies are just getting started, and are excited to share their story with you. "Our dream is to capture a feeling of pride, love and personal connection to an area that has so much to offer in terms of lifestyle"_______________Locality Websitehttps://www.iamlocality.com/Locality on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/iamlocality/Locality on Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/iamlocality/?hl=enLocality on Global Newshttps://globalnews.ca/news/4304146/okanagan-gets-its-own-subscription-box/Locality - Review by A Year of Boxeshttps://www.ayearofboxes.com/subscription-box-reviews/locality-box-review-fall-2018/_______________Small Town Wealth on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/smalltownwealth/?ref=br_rsSmall Town Wealth on Instagramhttps://insta-stalker.com/profile/smalltownwealth/David Scarlatescu on Instagram (@davidtescu)https://www.instagram.com/davidtescu/?hl=enShelby Bouchard on Instagram (@sbokanagan)https://www.instagram.com/sbokanagan/?hl=enClinton Barton on Instagram (@clbsounds)https://www.instagram.com/clbsounds/?hl=enThe Fig Bistrohttps://www.thefigbistro.ca/menu/Shelby Bouchard Real Estate on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/SQBRealEstate/?ref=br_rs See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
79 minutes | Dec 10, 2018
Ep 11: Andrew McWilliam | A Modern Tribute to the Timeless Pairing of Coffee and Pastry
What comes to mind first when you think about coffee and donuts? For some, it's simply the Dunkin' Donuts brand or trips with to Tim Hortons before hockey games. For others, it's their favourite Seinfeld episode. Whatever mention of this dynamic duo conjures up in your mind, chances are it's both a positive and timeless one. It is hard to resist coffee especially in the context of it being paired with a righteous piece of pastry.In this episode we welcomed Andrew McWilliam, co-owner and operator of Ratio Coffee & Pastry in Vernon, BC. This establishment started out as a small coffee and pastry cart in Vernon and has evolved into a popular option for the locals. What began as a primary goal of simply providing Vernon with the best coffee and pastry turned into a full fledged, highly regarded business. (Tip: Pre-order a delicious assortment of donuts on any Thursday in preparation for Donut Friday!) Andrew is clearly the "coffee guy" of the operation however, and is happy to share his thoughts on this ever complex segment of the beverage market.As you can expect, we delve head first into the world of coffee and the conversation evolves from there. We explore small business and the leadership and business knowledge that the market demands of such a venture, as well as its correlation to the bigger businesses also devoted to coffee and pastry. Andrew has a demonstrable passion for coffee and, perhaps more importantly, for elevating the experience related to its consumption._______________Ratio Websitehttps://www.ratiocoffee.ca/Ratio Pastry Menuhttps://www.ratiocoffee.ca/daily-features/Ratio Bloghttps://www.ratiocoffee.ca/blog/Ratio on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/ratiovernon/Ratio on Instagram (@ratiovernon)https://www.instagram.com/ratiovernon/?hl=en_______________Small Town Wealth on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/smalltownwealth/?ref=br_rsSmall Town Wealth on Instagramhttps://insta-stalker.com/profile/smalltownwealth/David Scarlatescu on Instagram (@davidtescu)https://www.instagram.com/davidtescu/?hl=enShelby Bouchard on Instagram (@sbokanagan)https://www.instagram.com/sbokanagan/?hl=enClinton Barton on Instagram (@clbsounds)https://www.instagram.com/clbsounds/?hl=enThe Fig Bistrohttps://www.thefigbistro.ca/menu/Shelby Bouchard Real Estate on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/SQBRealEstate/?ref=br_rs See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
86 minutes | Dec 4, 2018
Ep 10: Jaye Coward | The Queen of Local Organic Food Delivery
In the modern world, we really don't have to think much about the decisions we make. Vendors name a price, we pay that price, and then we consume. This consumption is a byproduct of the industrialized world, and is therefore perpetual. This cycle plays out in a vast number of ways, namely in terms of the way we consume food. The supermarkets are an acute example of mindless consumerism, one where quality and health is almost always second to profit and capital efficiency. To get a product on the shelf of these establishments is not only extremely difficult, it is most often unsustainable due to sheer competition. In the words of Kevin O'Leary on the famous Canadian television series 'Dragon's Den', if you aren't careful with introducing food products to the marketplace, the big players will "squash you like a bug". To make matters more troublesome, in this complex system it becomes increasingly difficult to highlight and effectively market the local products that benefit the business owners around you.What if there was an alternative to this paradigm? What if there existed a system that benefitted your local community first, and encouraged the consumer to think a little bit harder about where exactly their food comes from? What if healthy products was not only a competitive advantage, but was a requirement?Enter Farm Bound, the brain child of today's guest: Jaye Coward.Jaye is a true maven of local, organic food and the subcultures that champion it. She is a fiercely entrepreneurial woman who is on a mission to change the way we see the world of food. She is the founder of Farm Bound, a British Columbia based local organic food delivery company that celebrates the amazing food producers that so often get forgotten. What started as an interest in Permaculture resulted in a passionate project that enables our local food producers to effectively and efficiently reach the consumers they most want to reach... the ones that share the same community as they do. Farm Bound is a testament to a new way of thinking about food, and consumers are wildly excited and supportive of the concept. Jaye has also taken this concept a step further, and is working hard to launch her newest concept: Farm Bound Zero Waste grocery store in Kelowna, BC. This store is designed to minimize the waste that is inherent in the prevailing system. Jaye is aiming for a February launch for this concept.Jaye is an example of revolutionary thinking, and a champion of the female entrepreneurial spirit. She is energetic, charismatic and passionate about the work that she does and we were absolutely stoked to be able to talk about all facets of her business, her life and her next steps in this world. We can all learn a thing or two from people like her! Enjoy.LINKS:Farm Bound:https://www.farmbound.ca/Farm Bound Zero Waste Grocery Store (In Progress)https://www.farmboundzerowaste.com/Farm Bound on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/farmboundbox/?jazoest=265100121103541145411650105118785410952671028450119122841011086711675118103887298668551847297987049831117810610358651001191144810457681146754991221201211041009999103488848888698551195656101122811041211186974881089811367808465Farm Bound on Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/farmboundbox/Farm Bound Winter (On Behalf of Sproing Creative):https://sproing.ca/work/video/farm-boundLEARN MORE ABOUT SMALL TOWN WEALTH:Small Town Wealth on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/smalltownwealth/?ref=br_rsSmall Town Wealth on Instagramhttps://insta-stalker.com/profile/smalltownwealth/David Scarlatescu on Instagram (@davidtescu)https://www.instagram.com/davidtescu/?hl=enShelby Bouchard on Instagram (@sbokanagan)https://www.instagram.com/sbokanagan/?hl=enClinton Barton on Instagram (@clbsounds)https://www.instagram.com/clbsounds/?hl=enThe Fig Bistrohttps://www.thefigbistro.ca/menu/Shelby Bouchard Real Estate on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/SQBRealEstate/?ref=br_rs See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
114 minutes | Nov 25, 2018
Ep 9: Heath Fletcher | Embracing the Fine Line of Creativity and Business Prowess
Schooling, Helicopter Parenting, ADD, Wedding Photography, Sproing, Star WarsWARNING: This episode contains a multitude of Wookie noises.Today we welcome Heath Fletcher! A lover of all things star wars, Heath is one of the brilliant minds behind Sproing Creative, a multifaceted Marketing Agency based out of Vernon, BC. The team at Sproing has defied the odds and the limited population that Vernon offers to become host to a wide array of both big and small businesses looking to stand out amongst the crowd and has been having a blast doing so. They are an awesome team of diverse talent, busy serving clients whilst constantly looking for the next way to level up their client experience. Heath is a partner at Sproing, and is also known as the 'Director of Possibilities'. He is the ideas guy, the big thinking creative that is fundamental to the companies vision to do better and do more. Specializing in both photography and video production, Heath is an insanely fun dude and is particularly relaxing to be around. There's little doubt as to why he is so successful in his chosen field and we're stoked to have him here. This conversation is about more than just the fine line between creativity and business proficiency. It is about modest beginnings and the value of family. It is about the importance of following your entrepreneurial spirit even when you have to reject conventional educational wisdom to do so. It is about fun and genuine authenticity. Oh yes... and it is also about Star Wars. Enjoy! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
81 minutes | Nov 25, 2018
Ep 8: Ranvir Nahal | Building Big, Building Beautiful
Ranvir Nahal is a man on a mission. In a landscape of 'spec' homes largely in the craftsman style, he dreamed of building a unique product with elegance, personality and beauty in mind. Ranvir came from humble roots, working in the local sawmill to begin his working career; all while making connections and then eventually becoming involved in the ever-competitive home construction industry. Enter Sunterra Custom Homes, a home building company that specializes in the West Coast Contemporary style. With clean lines, maximization of landscape views and plenty of room to accommodate the Okanagan lifestyle, the West Coast Contemporary style is one that screams refinement. While many people told Ranvir that he would never make it unless he constructed a mix of this style and those of the prevailing tradition, he went against the grain and created his own market. Business has been booming! You can now find many of his collaborative works along the lake, claiming some of the most beautiful shoreline landscapes this region has to offer. Ranvir is also a part of Saath Development Corporation, a related company that specializes in affordable yet modern strata development. This company helps to reinforce Ranvir's desire to show the Okanagan that sophistication does not need to be limited to the region's nobility. Ranvir is an active member of the community as well, regularly giving back to it. He plays an integral role in the annual 'Bollywood Bang' fundraiser that has raised over $250,000 for a variety of local charities. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
88 minutes | May 21, 2018
Ep 7: Dr Shelby Etner | Naturopathy, Family, and the Journey to a Healthier Business Life
In today's episode we delve into the beautiful mind of Naturopathic Doctor Shelby Etner. Shelby is the Owner of Vero Health here in Vernon, BC. A go-getter from a young age, Shelby decided to leave the small town she grew up in to pursue a professional career. She enrolled at UBC with the original intention to practice law, a goal that would soon change. Shelby quickly found the workload to be devastating to her personal health and in the process she experienced a "paradigm shift" that drew her to naturopathic medicine. In suffering, she found new beauty. Shelby set up shop in the Okanagan, and was responsible for creating the largest natural health clinic in the Okanagan which was named Okanagan Natural Medicine. She then decided to sharpen her focus by opening up Vero Health. What started as a small clinic grew quickly, leading Shelby to take on more of a managerial role in her business. While providing care gave her much happiness, it wasn't enough. Shelby decided to "positively downsize" to the location she is in now. She is here to prove to the world that sometimes the key to creating a sustainable business is downsizing to fit your lifestyle and most important goals, and that growth happens in more ways than just the size of your business or the numbers on your bottom line. She is now fully patient-focused in her current practice. Shelby provides us so much wisdom in this episode, from detailing her family life all the way to some "do's and don'ts" of nutrition. She is a health superwoman! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
80 minutes | May 18, 2018
Ep 6: Chris Holm | Service Before Sales and the Scope of Modern Real Estate
Realtors have a tarnished reputation. It is a business practice that is traditionally dominated by salesman, with sales rewards and volume generally taking precedence over true client care. Chris Holm joins us in the studio to discuss the scope of modern real estate affairs and the focus needed to ensure service is perpetually taken into consideration before any sales figures. Chris delves into his past construction experience that lays the foundation for his real estate career, explains the importance of family, and highlights his unyielding drive to ensure you "love your listing". Chris is dedicated to modern marketing techniques and a consultancy based approach to all things real estate. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
71 minutes | Mar 14, 2018
Ep 5: Brian Martin | Small Town Celebrity Status
The iconic voice of a “small town”. Brian is the longtime host of the Sunrise Show on 105.7 Sun FM in Vernon, BC. This is our funniest episode yet, as Brian loves to crack jokes. He is known very well by locals as the voice of the city and is active in community events and performances. With a wealth of knowledge in broadcasting, he has been around since the days of A-track all the way to our current age of digital media. Being subject to so many medium changes within his industry has allowed Brian to obtain unparalleled experience and wisdom in the field of broadcasting and communications. In this episode we go over his vast wealth of experience, leading up to today’s complex world of social media promotion and marketing. We explore the pro’s and con’s of this dynamic business environment and highlight the effectiveness of some forms of social media, giving plenty of insight to those interested in utilizing these communication tactics in their own environments. We had fun with this one! Come join us in the laughs. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
80 minutes | Mar 12, 2018
Ep 4: Dave Rothwell | The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Lifestyle
We are joined in the studio by “Super Dave”… Also known as Dave Rothwell. Dave is a longtime Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner who planted his roots in the sport during the very beginning of it’s inception in the province of BC. Until then, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu was a sport only beginning to become popularized in southern US states as prolific Brazilians started moving north to start businesses and spread their knowledge. Dave is a part of the original crew in BC and has been actively teaching and competing internationally ever since. He is a World Champion, and has fought some of the sports most prolific fighters such as Fabio Gurgel and Saulo Ribeiro. With various accolades, his focus has turned almost exclusively to training and building a team with other like-minded practitioners. Thus, Pacific Top Team was born several years ago and has been growing ever since. In this episode, we explore the martial arts lifestyle and how it can help us in other areas of our life. Dave is an example of how getting your ego in check renders peaceful results, allowing us to fight our way towards a positive and fulfilling life. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
101 minutes | Feb 20, 2018
Ep 3: Gerran Thorhaug | Lessons in Realness, Relationships and Restaurant Building
We were joined in this episode by Gerran Thorhaug… who is the definition of “real”. He is an entrepreneur, and currently the owner and GM of Browns Social House in Vernon. Gerran has spent his entire adult life in the hospitality industry and has travelled to various cities to pursue his goals. Going from the hustle and bustle of Vancouver to the quiet serenity of Terrace in Northern BC to the middle ground of Vernon BC, his philosophies have ensured his continued success and growing wisdom in the under-appreciated art of serving people. He will be the last to brag about his success and authority, instead opting to rely on positive business practices to lift others up to his own level and take full accountability for their improving success. Gerran has set the bar for business owners in his local area and has so much value to add to anyone in the business of serving people. Business specific advice is also accompanied by views on personal habits and how forming positive habits can amplify your success in the world. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
81 minutes | Feb 20, 2018
Ep 2: Paul Philps | Not Your Everyday Wealth Manager
The unassuming investment advisor Paul Philps provides us with a wealth of knowledge and wisdom in this episode. He is not your typical banking type. He is an accounting major who gravitated to investment advising not to glorify his love for economics, but to harness his talents in helping people and making a difference in their lives through smart investing. He is a family man with a spiritual edge, fusing love into everything that he takes on. He shares his views on love and passion on a deep yet relatable level in this episode, leaving us with practical tips on how to love fully and with intent. Paul is also a musician at heart, and he tells us about the positive aspects proficiency in music can have on your life. Paul loves to help people see love differently and will surely leave you with positive vibes to use in your own personal life. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
101 minutes | Feb 20, 2018
Ep 1: Darren Jacklin | Influence, Execution and the Value of Good Relationships
A conversation for the ages. Darren provides us with a true rags-to-riches story, filled with energy and inspriation. Darren is a world class businessman and business trainer with humble roots who finds beauty and passion in his ability to help people do the same. He is recognized by various elite business outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, Yahooo Finance, NBC TV as well as countless newspapers, movie producers, best selling authors, business experts and CEO’s. He has personally trained 157 Fortune 500 companies. Most recently, he is closing on a monumental 1.8 billion dollar deal as Co-Founder of Solaris Resort and Estates Ultra Luxury Private Islands in the Bahamas. With many disadvantages to hold him back, Darren fought back with the talents he did have and has never looked back since. In this episode he will share his vision, his tactics and give you tools to find similar success. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
70 minutes | Feb 20, 2018
Pilot: What is Small Town Wealth | Who are David and Shelby?
This is the story of how this podcast was born. What started as an idea between two business owners has turned into a quest for knowledge, with far reaching impacts on our community and ourselves. We grow as you grow and we figured it would be good to introduce ourselves to our valued listeners. While we do not (yet) consider ourselves authorities, we hope we give you a good idea of who we are, what we stand for and what we are working towards. This is our gift to you, we are all in this ride together! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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