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29 minutes | Oct 14, 2014
#022: Melissa Carlson and Rachel Abel - Founders, 818
The first ever episode with TWO guests! Melissa Carlson and Rachel Abel are the founders of 818, which they describe as A Tiny Design Empire. 818 works with companies to help take their brand to another level. Both of these phenomenal women have extensive backgrounds, experience, and knowledge in advertising, logo design, and brand design. Key Things From This Episode Key Quotes:“Figure out how you’re going to set yourself apart.”“Just because we’re not huge, doesn’t mean we can’t take over the world.”“Keep an open mind.” Things to Consider When Designing Your LogoIt’s important to keep it simple, so you can use it for all different types of application. Always think of the ways you may use it. You don’t need to put everything you want to say in your logo. Know the difference between your logo and your brand. Your logo isn’t your brand. You need to think of all the other elements of your brand as well. Melissa and Rachel’s FailureThey had a strategic planning meeting with a coach and set a few lofty goals. They did not hit those goals. The struggled with the fact that they did not hit their goals, but they keep focused on moving forward and continuing to go after goals. Melissa and Rachel’s Success
36 minutes | Oct 7, 2014
#021: Lisa Crilley Mallis - Certified Organizer Coach and Founder of System Savvy Consulting
Lisa Crilley Mallis is a Certified Organizer Coach and a time strategy consultant and the founder of System Savvy Consulting. She uses her experiences in secondary education and direct sales and her love of schedules, systems, and all things time management to assist overextended direct sellers and busy, motivated adults in implementing concrete techniques that can be applied immediately to their daily lives. Lisa’s enthusiasm for finding solutions is contagious, and her commitment to empowering you to find success is transformational. Key Things From This Episode Key Quotes:“If nothing changes, nothing changes.”“It’s not about time management. It’s about choice management.” Lisa’s FailureLisa recently launched her first book. In four months she only sold 3 copies. She had been convinced that all she had to do was put the book up on Amazon and it would sell. You need to think bigger than, “if you build it, they will come.” Lisa learned to reach out to people and work with those who have the experience and expertise needed to help her successfully launch products and services. Lisa’s Successful Moment“Lisa’s Magic Day”. Lisa has used speaking as a tool for building her business for a few years now. She considers a
86 minutes | Sep 30, 2014
#020: Special Guest Host, Jason Bacher, Interviews TrepsUnite Founder Jeff Gargas
Jeff Gargas is an entrepreneurial coach and social media strategist and is the creator and host of the TrepsUnite Podcast. He works with entrepreneurs and small businesses, assisting them in personal growth, social media and brand marketing, leadership, and team building strategies. Prior to working as a coach, Jeff spent 15 years in the music industry and has spoken at music conferences around the country. He has successfully promoted more than 500 events and launched 5 businesses in the past 10 years. Key Things From This Episode Key Quotes:“What you do is not who you are.”“I’ve always been more focused on the assist, rather than the goal.”“Believe in yourself and what you do.” Why Jeff Started the TrepsUnite PodcastJeff has never looked at others as competition, but rather as a potential colleague or partner. He has always asked, “How can we help each other?” He has always been told he is a connector and the “I know a guy” guy. He has always enjoyed and worked to bring people together to help others grow and succeed. Jeff’s FailureJeff entered the music industry at a tough time and bit off a little more than he should have. He had not assessed his cash needs properly and basically ran out of money. He had to leave the record label he founded and had to tell artists that he could not finish their albums. Jeff fell into a very tough time and dealt with some depression. He started asking himself, “If I’m not JefFTF (a nickname he had earned with local bands), who am I?” It took a late night break down and long talk with his wife for him to realize that what you do does not define you, but rather why you do the things you do and what you’re trying to do for people. Jeff’s Successful MomentWhile talking with a young entrepreneur who had an idea for a business, Jeff helped her to realize the fear she had and how to work past it. Jeff remembers wat
37 minutes | Sep 23, 2014
#019: Kevin Kruse - NY Times Best-Selling Author
Kevin Kruse is an entrepreneur and NY Times Best Selling Author of the book, “We: How to Increase Performance and Profits Through Full Engagement” He started his first company when he was just 22 years old. He worked around the clock, literally living out of his one-room office and showering each day at the YMCA, before giving up a year later deeply in debt. But after discovering the power of Wholehearted Leadership and Employee Engagement Kevin went on to build and sell several, multimillion dollar technology companies, winning both Inc 500 and Best Place to Work awards along the way. Kevin is a Forbes Leadership columnist and was named to the Top 100 Business Thought Leaders list by Trust Across America. Kevin has traveled the world as a keynote speaker on leadership, human capital and entrepreneurship and he is consistently rated among the top keynote speakers at events he attends. Key Things From This Episode Key Quotes:“To grow, you need to find people better than yourself.”“Life isn’t about getting and having. It’s about giving and being.”“There are no failures. It’s just win or learn.” Things to Focus on to Maximize Engagement3 Keys: Growth. Recognition. Trust.
23 minutes | Aug 12, 2014
#018: Lilly Longshore - Writer, Speaker, and Advocate for the Physically Disabled and Visually Impaired
Lilly Longshore is an author and world traveler with a unique life story. In 2002, Lilly became a quadriplegic and doctors said she would be paralyzed from her shoulders down for the rest of her life. She kept a positive outlook on life and refused to give up and has then since regained an incredible level of mobility, far beyond any expectations. Now she’s on a mission to find and document as many cool, beautiful, and amazing wheelchair accessible places she can find. She has published four articles through Paraplegia News, a magazine by the Paralyzed Veterans of America. And she now uses her life experiences to encourage and inspire others through her writing and speaking. Key Things From This Episode Key Quotes:“Attitude is a choice.”“Love and forgiveness can go a very long way.”“You can burden yourself with resentment or you can forgive and move on.”“Laughter is great for the soul.”“Keep Moving.” Lilly’s Advice for Keeping Your Attitude Positive“Attitude is a choice.” Lilly tells us of the first month of being the hospital, after she was told she was paralyzed from her neck down. Lilly chose to focus on the positive aspects of her life. She focused on all the things she could still do, not those she could no longer do. Lilly suggests getting a good laugh in a couple times a day. One Thing You Can Do Today to Have A More Fulfilling and Positive LifeThink of one positive thing in your life and focus on that. Lilly’s RecommendationsThe TV show “Louie”Lilly talks more about the power of a good laugh.Learn more about Louie here: http://www.fxnetworks.com/louie Lilly’s Favorite Wheel Chair Friendly Travel Spots Newberry National Volcanic Monument – Deschutes National Forest
36 minutes | Aug 4, 2014
#017: Stephanie Calahan - The Business Vision Catalyst and Founder of Calahan Solutions
Stephanie Calahan is The Business Vision Catalyst and the founder of Calahan Solutions, Inc. She works with purpose-driven entrepreneurs, visionaries, coaches, consultants, health practitioners, authors, speakers and all sorts of remarkable service professionals who are experts in their field, to help them embrace their brilliance, leverage their business and get their message out with power, grace and ease; so that they can make a powerfully positive difference in the world, exponentially grow their income and enjoy a highly-successful and meaningful business… while working less. Key Things From This Episode Key Quotes:“Get very honest about what you want out of your business.”“Get crystal clear on who your ideal client is." Stephanie’s FailureStephanie had fallen very ill. She contributes a lot of that to not having a business model that supported her. She was going non-stop. She appeared to be successful but was draining herself to a dangerous level. This experienced helped Stephanie to now be able to help others recognize and overcome this type of danger. She helps you to find a business model that supports you.
28 minutes | Jul 21, 2014
#016: Kevin Cope - Best Selling Author and Founder of Acumen Learning
Kevin Cope is the founder of Acumen Learning. Acumen Learning is a world recognized leader in client specific business acumen training. Their trainings have been implemented in 18 of the Fortune 50 companies and have been taught in more than 30 countries around the world. Kevin is not only a successful executive, but also a highly sought after keynote speaker, and a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal #1 Best Selling Author with his book, “Seeing The Big Picture; Business Acumen to Build Your Credibility, Career, and Company”. Kevin dives into the 5 Key Drivers in Business, shares an incredible story of failure and the success it led to, and provides us with a couple awesome pieces of advice. So sit back, relax, and get ready to connect. This is the TrepsUnite Podcast, Episode 16 with Kevin Cope. Key Things From This Episode Key Quotes:“In a brand new startup, you’ve got to protect cash.” 5 Key Drivers in Business1. Cash2. Profit3. Assets4. Growth5. People Kevin’s FailureKevin was a shareholding in a company that, when they were acquired, his ownership put him in a position where he felt he was set for life. Kevin basically early retired at age 37. He was very “paper” wealthy. That stock then plummeted and his financial situation completely
43 minutes | Jul 16, 2014
#015: Maria C. Semple - Entrepreneur and Author of "Everyday Stories From Ten Remarkable Women"
Maria Semple is an entrepreneur and author of the book, “Everyday Stories From Ten Remarkable Women”. Maria provides audacious strategies to help you be remarkable. Maria chats with us about creating realistic time frames, why having a coach is important, and challenges us all to get our business plans out of the draw and put them into action. Maria also reveals her 7 Steps to Becoming Remarkable and makes not one, but two awesome offers, exclusively for you, the TrepsUnite listener. So sit back, relax, and get ready to connect. Key Things From This Episode Key Quotes:“There is no failure. There is only feedback.” “Flexibility is one of the key elements to success” What Animal Does Maria Identify With?A lioness. Connect with Maria to find out which you identify with. The 7 Steps to Becoming Remarkable 1. Step Up – know your yearning be clear but avoid total clarityThis is the awesome start of your journey. You are coming to me because you already have an existing business idea but need tweaking and establish your footprint. 2. Set Values – Your compass in life and businessNow that we have the WHAT! We need the WHY! What does it get you out of bed and excite you every day? After all, you would not embark in a sailing trip without setting your coordinates. People may not buy your What! But people will certainly tap into your WHY! 3. Stretch Out – Take responsibility, the buck stops with youBe committed, let’s get the Mind Map. Are there any niggling doubts? Let’s get rid of the Mr and Mrs Gremlins! They have no space in this show.
31 minutes | Jul 14, 2014
#014: Danielle Watson - Creator of The Purse Process
Danielle Watson is the creator of The Purse Process. Danielle is trained as an anthropologist but instead of digging around in the dirt for treasures left behind by lost civilizations, she’s decided to use her powers in an innovative (and far more girly) way. Danielle’s Purse Process will allow you to identify that thing you can’t see but you’ve been doing practically your whole life, that might be getting in the way of whatever you desire. Danielle reveals her 4 personality archetypes, shares an incredible story of failure and what she learned from it, offers some awesome advice for new and seasoned entrepreneurs, and makes, what I believe may be the coolest book recommendation yet! Key Things From This Episode Key Quotes:“Don’t be afraid to try again.”“Find other people who will hold that vision for you and with you.”“Become known for what you’re really good at.” 4 Personality ArchetypesDumpster DebbieVanishing VeronicaAbsent AbigailPerfect Priscilla Danielle tells us a little more about each and a couple of the key characteristics to look for to find out which you are. Danielle’s FailureDanielle r
20 minutes | Jul 8, 2014
#013: Keri Jaehnig - Founder of Idea Girl Media
Keri Jaehnig is the founder and CMO of Idea Girl Media. Keri is known as “The Idea Girl” and she helps business brands, public figures, and non-profits achieve social media success. What Keri really does is turn on the light bulb and make it shine. Key Takeaways From This Episode Key Quotes:“If you’re not failing, you’re not learning.”“With every failure, comes success.” Keri’s FailureWhen Keri launched the social media side of her business, she focused on small businesses. This was, at the time, not the market that could actually afford to pay for her services. She found a great mentor who helped her to realize that and to shift her focus to the right market. Keri says you need to fail to learn and you need to learn to perfect your craft. Keri’s Successful MomentBeing nominated for a 2013 Small Business Influencer Award in the Expert field for social media. Then the State Senate of Ohio recognized her for social media achievement. It’s always great when you’re recognized for what you do. Why Finding A Mentor is ImportantWhen you’re going to school, you have teachers and advisors who help direct you where to go. When you’re an entrepreneur, you don’t always get those outside influences and coaching moments. Having a mentor or coach gives you continued learning, which is key for entrepreneurs. It is an investment in yourself. Keri’s Advice to New EntrepreneursNever stop learning. Always be listening. Keep your ears open at all times. Listen to what people are saying about your niche and your business. Find the pain point for you customers and fulfill it, you’ll be further ahead. Keri uses Hootsuite. She sets up hashtag streams on her dashboard and uses those to listen to her niche. One Thing You Can Do TodayCollaborate with others in your niche who
24 minutes | Jul 5, 2014
#012: Julia McDaid of Authentic Edge
Julia McDaid is the founder of Authentic Edge. Authentic Edge provides intuitive business mentoring and support to women entrepreneurs. Julia provides support, which enables and empowers women as business owners to achieve success in a way that works for them. Authentic Edge helps you bring your heart into your business, to be your authentic self. Key Things From This Episode Key Quotes:“We know if someone’s not being real.”“There’s a lot we can do with just trusting our instincts.” Julia’s FailureJulia started a business venture with someone. She put all of her business into this joint venture and her partner did not. The majority of the business revenue was coming from Julia’s business, yet she was giving up 50% of that revenue. They did not have detailed written agreement or a clear idea of what each was expecting to gain from the venture. Julia strongly suggest ensuring you always have a very clear written agreement, even when going into business with someone you know. Be very clear about what you are getting into and what you both want out of it. Julia’s SuccessJulia decided to move to a new country last year. She set a goal to make a certain amount of money before the move. She set her sights high and gave herself a very ambitious dea
22 minutes | Jul 2, 2014
#011: Adam Smith - Author and Life Coach
Adam Smith is an author and a life coach that works with you to achieve a better life for you and for your family. Adam is also the founder of AsmithBlog.com and the host of the Live Life With Purpose Podcast. Key Things From This Episode Key Quotes:“Everything in life is a journey.”“All of us fear along the way, but not all of us move through fear.”“Where ever you’re at today, keep going.”“Encouragement goes a long way.”“It begins with you.”“The journey is worth it.” Adam’s FailureEarly in his writing career, Adam was turned down constantly when trying to get his work published on sites or in publications.He has learned that perseverance and hard work always pay off. If you’re not willing to put in the work and the time, goals will not come to you.Figure out how much time you have and make sure to allocate it to the right activities. Successful MomentMore than any business venture or publishing of his writings, Adam remembers his English professor telling him he was a great writer. This was the moment Adam started to build his confidence and started to really think about building his dreams. This taught Adam the power of encouragement. Encouragement may be the one thing you can place in someone’s life to help them go further.
42 minutes | Jun 24, 2014
#010: Michael McFarland - Touring Musician and Founder of Design Monkey
Michael McFarland is a touring musician and founder of Design Monkey, a design and branding consultation firm. Mike chats about knowing your strengths, understanding what your goals are and not putting all your eggs in one basket. Mike also talks about running a business while couch surfing around the country on tour and shares an amazing story about a life changing lesson he learned while staying with strangers who had a unique plan for their lives So sit back, relax, and get ready to connect. This is the TrepsUnite Podcast Episode 10 with Michael McFarland. Key Things From This Episode Key Quotes:“Be excited about what you’re doing.”“Energy is contagious.” Michael’s FailureEarly in his design career, Michael landed a ”golden goose” client who was consistently sending him more business than he ever expected to have. The mistake Michael made was putting all of his time and energy (eggs) into that one client (basket). Successful MomentWhen he moved to North Carolina and his business did not lose any clients, and actually continued to grow. Michael had built a lot of clientele working locally, so he had expected to lose a few clients.
29 minutes | Jun 20, 2014
#009: Joshua Davidson, Founder and CEO of Chop Dawg Studios
Joshua Davidson is the founder and CEO of Chop Dawg Studios. Chop Dawg is sort of a hybrid between a development shop and an incubator or accelerator. Joshua started Chop Dawg 5 years ago after noticing that for every technical individual with a technical idea, there are 10 non-technical individuals with great technical ideas. Chop Dawg provides these individuals with the ability to bring their ideas to life. Joshua chats with us about getting better every day, not getting too excited about success or failure, and why it’s okay to have personal motivations. Josh also shares his thoughts on Chop Dawg’s 5 years of success, the struggles along the way, and their plans for the future. So sit back, relax, and get ready to connect. Key Things From This Episode Key Quotes:“Everyday there’s something different.”“Everyday we want to be better than we were the day before.” Josh’s FailureEarly on, Chop Dawg took on a little more than they could chew. They wanted their company to grow so fast, they weren’t staying ‘sane’ and took on more work than they could handle. When you fail, ask yourself, “is this the end of the word?”Don’t get too high or too low. Stay even keel and level-headed. Josh’s Successful MomentSeeing several of his clients move on to receive funding, grow, and change the way people do things. Josh’s Advice to New Entrepreneurs:Work Smarter. Not Harder. If you can do the same amount of work in 4 hours, as you could in 20… do it the 4 hour way. Remember, this is a marathon not a sprint.
53 minutes | Jun 15, 2014
#008: Aaron Draplin of Draplin Design Company and Field Notes
My guest today is Aaron Draplin, founder of Draplin Design Company Aaron is not only a successful designer, but also a highly sought after speaker who is currently touring the country inspiring minds young and old. Aaron is also one of the most fun and passionate people you’ll ever meet. Aaron shares his journey with us and chats about how he’s been able to ‘get away with’ enjoying his job and about the word “successful”. Aaron’s going to let you know why you need to stay down to earth and a few examples of how to do that. He’s also going to share an awesome story about working with one of the biggest brands in the world, and more importantly, why that isn’t the one he’ll remember in 50 years. Aaron also discusses his anti-love of The National and how The Arcade Fire wear too many suspenders and drops so many pieces of valuable information and life lessons, I won’t even attempt to type them all out. So sit back, relax, and get ready to connect. This is the TrepsUnite Podcast Episode 8 with Aaron Draplin of Draplin Design Company and Field Notes. Key Things From This Episode 1. Carry Your Own EquipmentAaron says not to “be an act”, but stay true to yourself and be real. He does his own scheduling and says he’s “just a person”. 2. Question EverythingAaron tells us about getting to the point where everything does not need to be a paycheck. Working with people and brands you actually like and have an interest in, makes life so much better. Don’t be afraid to say, “I’m not the right guy.” 3. Aaron’s FailureAaron avoided huge failures by taking conservative steps. He took smaller steps and did not go out on his own over night. He worked for years and saved money and worked to make the jump as fail-proof as possible. Quotes:“If you gamble, sometimes you lose.”“Take small steps that, over time, add up.”“You learn.
35 minutes | Jun 10, 2014
#007: Megan Dixon of Rescue Me Assistance
My guest today is Megan Dixon, founder of Rescue Me Assistance. Rescue Me Assistance provides online business services, consulting, and assistance to entrepreneurs and small and medium sized businesses. They bring 15 years combined experience in business, marketing, social media, market research, bookkeeping, event planning, and various other areas. Rescue Me customizes their services to each client individually. Megan is going to share with us how hiring a Virtual Assistant can help you free up time and focus on your areas of expertise. She explains some of the many cost benefits working with a VA provides, why she feels VA’s have become so popular recently, and a few tips and tricks for better time management. I will also share two awesome (and exclusive) deals Megan wanted me to hook you up with! So sit back, relax, and get ready to connect. This is the TrepsUnite Podcast Episode 7 with Megan Dixon of Rescue Me Assistance Key Things From This Episode 1. Use a JournalMegan suggests keeping a journal to track where you are spending your time. This will allow you to see where you may be wasting time that could be used in areas you specialize in. A Virtual Assistant can help take these tasks off your plate and free you up to focus on your strongest areas. 2. Rescue Me Virtual Assistance Provides Specializ
38 minutes | Jun 3, 2014
#006: Steve Jones, Author of "Brand Like A Rockstar" and "Start You Up"
This is episode #6 and my guest today is Steve Jones. Steve is a highly sought after business speaker and the author of the absolute must read book, “Brand Like A Rockstar: Lessons from Rock & Roll to Make Your Business Rich and Famous”. Now at the time of our chat, Steve’s newest book, “Start You Up: Rock Star Secrets to Unleash Your Personal Brand and Set Your Career on Fire” had not yet released, but Steve was nice enough to let me get my hands on an early copy of the book and it is without a doubt, a must read for any entrepreneur. Steve utilizes his 27 years in the music industry and incredible knowledge of music legends to bring a unique and truly entertaining perspective to the world of branding your business and yourself. Steve shares with us the power of storytelling, why consistency is important in branding, and why you should focus on the experience you can provide, rather than what you sell. Now I love both of Steve’s books so much that I want to give you the opportunity to get your own copy. So listen through and soak up all of Steve’s awesome advice and toward the end of the episode, I’m going to share how you can win a FREE copy of Brand Like A Rockstar or Start You Up. And since Steve is so awesome, he’s going to sign each copy and make them truly one of a kind. Some of the key things to take away from this episode: 1. Telling StoriesSteve tells us about how he had a teacher when he was young that did not just teach from a book, but rather shared stories. This method helped Steve learn and he now tries to share stories from rock n roll legends with his audience. 2. Be ConsistentAC/DC has survived every trend since the early 70’s. They did this by staying extremely consistent. They have 20 songs that have the word ‘rock’ in them. They don’t change for anyone. They keep their songs consistently about rock n roll, partying, and living a fast life. They recognized what their fans love and they consistently deliver it. 3. Create an Emotionally Powerful ExperienceFocus on the experience you create rather than what you sell. Give your customers an experience. 4. The Power of the IncompleteDon’t say everything. Don’t be so damn obvio
50 minutes | May 28, 2014
#005: Danielle Louise Ross of Brand You Business
My guest this week is Danielle Louise Ross of BrandYouBusiness. Danielle works with solopreneurs who are great at what they do. She helps you impact more people, live your soul’s purpose, and enjoy more health, wealth, and joy. This episode was so much fun. Danielle is so passionate and excited about what she does and the people she works with. I hope you allow her passion to ignite some within yourself and I encourage you to connect with her and learn how to breakthrough barriers and attract more of your ideal clients. Some of the key things to take away from this episode: 1. Don’t Be Comfortable“If it’s about being comfortable all the time, you’re not going to get very far.” If you can break through to the next level, what was uncomfortable becomes more comfortable and then you move on. 2. Have FunWe sometimes forget to have fun when we’re growing and running a business. What if every piece of your business was more fun? 3. A Re-Wired Meaning of the Word ‘Failure’Danielle has re-wired the meaning of failure. Realize how valuable “failure” is. As long as you extract all of the wisdom and learning from it, there is no such thing as failure. There are just a bunch of opportunities to learn and grow. 4. A Win-Win BusinessSomething that is awesome about Danielle and her business is that all of her success only happens with the success of others. That is such a great business model and a total win-win. 5. It is Selfish to Undercharge for Your ServicesThis part of our conversation is so awesome. Make sure you pay close attention to what Danielle says here. Look at your business and what you charge for your services. Are you undercharging for the wrong reasons? 6. Danielle’s AWESOME Definition of Marketing: Great connection, communication, and relationships that inspire your ideal clients to sign up, happily paying you what you’re worth. 7. 3 Prerequisites for Marketing:1. Love what you do.2. Excel at what you do.3. Enjoy growing relationships. 8. Why Networking is Such A Great Vehicle for Business Growth. Danielle dives into why you need to network and network all the time. 9. Danielle’s Advice for A New Entrepreneur: “In order to attract, you have to repel.” Listen to what she means by that. It’s powerful. 10. One Thing You Can Do TODAY to Grow Yo
24 minutes | May 17, 2014
#004: Keith Shields of Applits.com - 2014 Coolest College Startup
This is episode #4 and my guest today is Keith Shields. Keith is the co-founder of a super cool company called Applits. Applits enable people who have ideas for mobile apps to bring their ideas to life. I’ll let Keith explain a little more of how that works, but their method is very unique.I need to first explain that Keith and I had about every technical issue we could so the audio for this episode is less than perfect. So please bear with us on that because Keith really provides a lot of great information. I want to thank Keith again for fighting through our microphone problems and getting through the episode with me. Keith shares some great things with us during our talk, but one major thing I want you to take away is his advice to have a goal to contact 5-10 people everyday. This is so powerful. You never know what you’re going to get when you simply reach out and ask questions. You may get a rejection, but with every rejection comes the opportunity to find out wht you got rejected. Don’t be afraid to ask those questions. Set that goal and stick to it and I promise you will see a huge shift in your business.I had a blast chatting with Keith and I encourage you to connect with him and check out Applits. Which, I need to mention this. At the time of our talk, Applits had been selected by Inc.com as one of the Coolest College Startups of 2014 and they had made it to the final 4. Since then, Applits has been named the Coolest College Startup of 2014 by Inc.com so a huge congrats to Keith and his team over there. Some of the key points for you to take away from this episode:
33 minutes | Apr 22, 2014
#003: Jack Storey of Saving Cities and CCAD's Mind Market
This is episode #3 and my guest this week is Jack Storey. Jack is the co-founder of Saving Cities and is now the Manager of the Columbus College of Art & Design. He is one of the strongest leaders I’ve had the pleasure of knowing. He has so much passion for everything he does and he brings so much great information to this episode. Key things to take away from this episode: 1. Saving Cities Saving Cities is an economic and community development assistance program that Jack helped to found. Jack has a “love-obsession” with rust belt cities, and Cleveland especially. In an interview, Jack accidentally said he was going to make a positive rust belt movie. He said it and so he did it. The documentary sold out 5 theatres in Cleveland for its first showings. They have then since worked throughout the Midwest to help cities like Cleveland, Buffalo, and Pittsburgh to create new developments in business and revitalize their economies. 2. CCAD Mind MarketJack current serves as the Manager of the Columbus College of Art & Design’s Mind Market. The Mind Market works to connect art students with businesses and the world of entrepreneurship. The students act and function as their own design firm and take on clients. Jack welcomes these students into his crazy world. 3. Jack on Being InsaneJack mentions that he is insane. It is one of the things I love about Jack. He is so passionate about everything he does. His passion is what drives so many people to follow him and has led him to do so many of the awesome things he has done. 4. Be Passionate and ExcitedI love when Jack says “I’m excited to be part of the world.” He has a great outlook on life and being a part of taking an idea and turning it into something. 5. Jack on LeadershipAccept the fact that you are a leader. Become comfortable with that and be proud of what you’re leading. More importantly, Jack mentions that nothing he has ever done would’ve happened without his amazing teams. He explains his role as a leader as being able to “push that crazy forward” and convincing much more talented people to go on the journey with him. 6. One thing you can do to grow your business.#1: Get a business card. A nice business card. Spend a couple bucks. It’s tangible and it’s a great feeling to open up that box of business cards with your name and logo.#2: Write/Email/Call someone you admir
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