Olga Mizrahi, national speaker and marketing expert on the gig economy, is an instructor of the Digital Marketing Program for the University of California, Irvine and an Airbnb Open Speaker. Her new book, THE GIG IS UP: Thrive in the Gig Economy, Where Old Jobs are Obsolete and Freelancing is the Future (Greenleaf, February 27, 2018) offers boots-on-the-ground methods for success by evolving the reader’s perspective and process. She is a local Southern California business owner, a blogger for entrepreneurs and freelancers at ChunkofChange.com, and a small business columnist for The Long Beach Post. Olga’s first book is Sell Local, Think Global (Career Press, 2014).
“Make room. I think that it’s very easy to get caught up in the business of life and every day. We have robots that will soon sometimes take some of those tasks for us and that’s great, what does that leave? Well that leaves creativity, how do you get to creativity, it’s not constantly working, its not seeing how many days or hours or weeks you can be productive as you’re banging your head against a wall to be towards something”…[Listen for More]
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10 years ago Devin Haman opened his first Beverly Hills Rejuvenation Center with the philosophy of simply being the best in the aesthetic industry. Since opening the original BHRC in Los Angeles, Devin has opened 11 more locations in Dallas, Las Vegas and Scottsdale and is currently looking into expanding BHRC throughout the United States. Devin was recognized in Item Magazine’s “Power 100 List” and was named one of the 100 most powerful people in the United States alongside Donald Trump, Steve Wynn, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Celine Dion and Leonardo DiCaprio. In addition, he was profiled in an Entrepreneur Magazine feature that was aptly titled “Looking Like a Million Bucks”.
“Finding something that you really believe in and you’re really passionate about and you’re going to work a lot harder, you’re going to love what you do then, you’ll have a lot more time, you’ll cover more ideas even when you’re not working you’re going to be thinking about it because it’s something that you’re enjoying and being passionate about so I think whatever that business might be it’s going to make it a lot easier if it’s something that you really enjoy and you’re passionate about and you’ll put a lot more time and you’ll probably be a lot more successful as well”…[Listen for More]
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Kelly Riggs is an author, speaker and business performance coach for executives and companies throughout the U.S. and Canada. Kelly is a former sales executive and two-time national Salesperson of the Year with well over two decades of executive management and training experience. As a father / son team, he has co authored: Counter Mentor Leadership: How to Unlock the Potential of the 4-Generation Workplace
“Don’t listen to others unless they’re encouraging you along the way. It doesn’t mean that you should be pollyannaish, it doesn’t mean that you should never consider the downside or the things that you need to learn in order to be successful. Entrepreneurialism is hard by nature and very few people are equipped emotionally and mentally to go out on their own and pursue their dreams”…[Listen for More]
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Chris Sparks is the right hand man to the entrepreneurs who are shaping the world, helping them build the habits and systems to maximize their time, focus, and energy towards building their businesses and designing their personal lives.
“The important thing is to manage your priorities not your time, I think of our task lists as a power log distribution and that the most important thing I could be doing right now is more important than all of the other things combined, I think internalising opportunity cost is huge and we could literally be doing anything right now so in that sense what we are doing right now comes at the expense of doing everything else and if you’re doing something that’s low on the priority list, that has a really high unseen cost because every minute you spend on something that’s not important comes at the expense of something that is really important”…[Listen for More]
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Maureen Metcalf is the Founder and CEO, of Metcalf & Associates. She is a highly sought-after expert in anticipating and leveraging future business trends to transform organizations. She has captured her thirty years of experience and success in an award-winning series of books to align company-wide strategy, systems and culture with innovative leadership techniques.
“If this is really what you’re passionate about and you feel like you’re making a difference in the world, find a way to stay with it and continue to make the impact and love the life you’re creating”…[Listen for More]
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Skyler Hallgren & Zach Miller have been building lean startups together for over a decade. They've seen huge success, total failure, and everything in-between. Their styles can be vastly different, but their core philosophy on entrepreneurship is the same - think big, stay lean, focus on action, and never stop learning.
“Regardless of how much time you’re putting in just get started. You got to have motion you got to have movement and right now there are so little barriers to entry to starting a business, to getting your idea off the ground if you start with the MVP mentality of just like lets just see if we can get something going, it might just take like 3 hours a week, maybe that’s all you have, 3 hours a week but if you take those 3 hours and you make the most of them, you’d be surprised at what you can accomplish if you have consistency, doing it every single week so that you can earn more of your time to be able to do it, don’t let the little excuses of not having enough time prevent you from not getting the ball rolling”…[Listen for More]
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Rosie Bank is an entrepreneur, author, international speaker, and Board Certified Health Coach. She is the author of four books, founder of Health Matters Coaching and podcast, and a member of her company’s Million Dollar Club. Rosie teaches busy professionals how to profit, compete, and thrive by optimizing their health.
“Be willing to select the people who most need to hear your message. Anticipate connecting with them. Visualise connecting with them. Open your heart, open your mind so energetically you attract them, they hear your message and they will come to you. Do not try to be everything to everyone or try to convert everyone to become your client, if you do that you risk not serving anyone”…[Listen for More]
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Tina Dietz is an internationally acclaimed speaker, podcast producer, audiobook publisher, and creative business expert who has been featured on ABC, Inc.com, Huffington Post and Forbes. Her podcast, The StartSomething Show, was named by Inc magazine as one of the top 35 podcasts for entrepreneurs, and her company, StartSomething Creative Business Solutions, connects experts, authors, and entrepreneurs all around the world with their ideal audiences through podcasting, audiobooks, and thought leadership marketing. Tina splits her time between the US and Costa Rica where she's part of a team building a community of entrepreneurs and conscious leaders.
“Engage your curiosity. Curiosity will get you through a lot. We get so fixed sometimes on how something looks or how something should be or we worry about if something is going to turn out a certain way, what other people are going to think about us it goes on and on and on. Whatever circumstance that you’re in if you can shift from whatever state of being you’re in that has you feeling diminished or concerned or angry or upset or any of those states of being, if you can shift yourself into curiosity then that is a bridge to be much more positive and making decisions from a place that’s not based in fear or anger”…[Listen for More]
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Jeff Capone, PhD, is CEO of the security startup, SecureCircle, which he co-founded in 2015. An award-winning executive leader with expertise in enterprise software development, network and storage solutions, and IoT applications, Jeff has a track record of founding and selling successful software companies. Jeff's distinctions include the National Science Foundation's CAREER award and inclusion in numerous IEEE Journal and conference publications.
“Do whatever it takes to keep alive, keep your idea alive, and keep the spark alive. I do like Elon Musk, he’s an interesting character and he’s doing whatever it takes, I saw an ad that he’s selling flame throwers now to keep his other project alive the tunnel project, whatever it takes, he’s raised 25 million by selling these flame throwers, good for him, just do whatever it takes to keep that dream alive”…[Listen for More]
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Amy Jackson is the founder of learn blog photography where she empowers bloggers to ditch stock photos and learn to create their own high-quality business photos; no fancy camera needed. Amy is a single mom to a teenage son, who happens to share her passions for skiing and photography.
“Done is better than perfect. Start selling right away. I have that mindset that they have to know, like and trust me first, I have to give them massive value and tons of content all for free and they’ll be tossing money at me when I start selling to them, well no. In hindsight I would have gone back and started selling much earlier”…[Listen for More]
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Louise Courville was in corporate as a coach/trainer for over 16 years. She transitioned to become an entrepreneur 2 yrs ago after being given a severance package. She realized no one was safe as long as they were working for someone else, so it became her mission to help more women start a business so that they could create their own safety net. So, she took her strengths and started coaching entrepreneur minded women to get clear on business and started "Love & Launch Your Business"
“Start creating your dream 100 list, so you want to know who your bloggers are, your YouTube people, your social media people, anybody with large list, you want to create 4 quadrants and you want to have 25 in each category and get in front of them and that will help you be a part of your audience”…[Listen for More]
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Jay Rosenzweig, the founding partner of Rosenzweig & Company, is an expert in designing, building and attracting world class executive leadership teams for organizations across the globe. He is currently invested in and advising over 30 frontier technology businesses & VC's predominantly across California, New York and Ontario. Jay is a champion of the cause of gender equality. He has been actively advocating on behalf of women for decades, including through his internationally renowned Rosenzweig Report on the Status of Women, and has invested in several prominent and successful female founded businesses.
“Find a good mentor, someone who you can truly learn from, it doesn’t even necessarily have to be a business mentor, I was fortunate to find someone like this while in lawschool, a wise professor who later became minister of justice an attorney general for Canada. Don’t be afraid to ask someone to mentor you, most people are willing to do so. Of course the deal is that you eventually should pass on the favour and mentor others…[Listen for More]
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Yasmin Nguyen is a business lifestyle coach, speaker, and consultant, he helps successful business leaders figure out what's next in their career and life, is joyful and aligned with their purpose. He helps women professionals and business owners discover, design, and live a great life full of freedom, joy, and connection. Throughout his career, he’s worked with Fortune 500 executives, nonprofit leaders, best-selling authors and influencers. He believes that when we intentionally create space for ourselves, we practice a good life. We practice being the best version of ourselves. And we practice creating moments that matter.
“Make time, connect with yourself. I believe that the answers are already within us. Make time to play, make time to connect with people in our lives, make time to learn and make time to help others”…[Listen for More]
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Tom Sylvester & Ariana Sylvester are College Sweethearts and now Business partners, this husband & wife team are owners to 3 very different businesses. While running their real estate business, wine & liquor store, and online coaching & training for entrepreneurs, they've also raised two energetic youngsters.
“Be clear on where you want to be in the future, work backwards to figure out the core steps to get you there, focus on those core steps and then make sure that you put the right support system in place so that as you fall off or as you run into issues you’ve got people that are going to help you and support you to get you onto that path”…[Listen for More]
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Natalie Ledwell is a bestselling author, host of The Inspiration Show and co-host of the cable TV show, "Wake Up TV", and co-founder of Mind Movies, the hugely successful and revolutionary Personal Development company that has reached over 4 million people worldwide. She is currently working on her brand new, groundbreaking program entitled, “Self-Growth Studies”, which is a powerful children’s curriculum designed to help youth from ages 5-18 in establishing a strong foundation that will give them tools for the rest of their lives. The pilot program is being used in Australia and New Zealand currently, with plans in motion to bring it to the rest of the world in 2018.
“Just begin it. When we have a great idea and we want to get message out into the world or we have a business that we want to start, we look at the mountain in front of us and there are so many moving parts to having a successful business, the thing is you don’t want to be looking at the mountain you just want to be focussing on the next step”…[Listen for More]
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Let Them Eat Candles was founded by Loree Sandler, an architectural designer, Mom, and entrepreneur. Believing celebration candles should enhance rather than defile a dessert, Loree created artisan chocolate candles that are both beautiful and delicious. Her journey is accessible and inspiring – many people have aha moments, but few dare to step into the ring.
“Have confidence that if you’re working really hard and if you’re doing good work that rewards will follow whatever those rewards might be that you’re looking for”…[Listen for More]
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Steph Weller is the founder of Media Darling - a digital consultant solopreneur who incorporates both media and marketing strategy in her business. She splits her role by being a media manager for a hugely successful multi 7 figure entrepreneur, whilst also serving entrepreneurs in the start-up stage of their business - to simplify their social media to attract in clients.
“It’s really important to surround yourself with a community offline as well as online if possible. I’ve created a membership for my clients in the start-up stage because I know how incredibly important it is to not think that you’re on your own, that you’re struggling on your own, and that you can do this with other like minded people. I’d recommend if you are in that start-up stage to absolutely get accountability partners, joining masterminds and memberships if you can and if you don’t have any budget and you’re really in that start-up stage then do some swaps with people”…[Listen for More]
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Michelle Weinstein is a Sales Strategist, who teaches entrepreneurs & business owners how to sell without being sleazy! She has busted-through doors and impressed CEO’s at many billion-dollar companies. Her relentless pursuit towards buyers at Costco Wholesale earned her coveted shelf space that also led to national deals with The Vitamin Shoppe. Michelle has accomplished incredible feats of influence, building a business both online and brick and mortar. She has sold everything from mortgages, to wardrobes at Nordstrom, to $30k online education programs, to 7-figure homes, to Paleo meatballs to high level $60k tax plans for CPAs! She pitched her way on Shark Tank – yes the TV Show -- and raised over $1 Million dollars for her last company. In this episode she generously shares her 20 years of experience with US…
“Take one thing that you listened or heard today and put it into action. I think dreaming is really awesome and being inspired is great but if you don’t put getting inspired into action then you’re never going to get forward like Mel Robbins said if you ever want to build confidence you have to put one thing into action and as an entrepreneur you have to keep moving forward”…[Listen for More]
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Winnie Sun, known as “The Wealth Whisperer,” is one of the most followed financial advisers on social media, a Forbes and CNBC contributor, and Managing Director of Sun Group Wealth Partners; an award winning financial consulting firm which provides financial planning services to senior executives, small business owners, celebrities, tech elites, and established families throughout the West Coast.
“Make friends, don’t be an island, go out there and make friends but don’t spend all your time making friends, make sure that your day is spent more so on developing new business opportunities and finding new clients and customers as well as spending on building that business”…[Listen for More]
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One of Belatrix’s three Founders and a member of its Board of Directors, Alex Robbio currently serves as the firm’s President. Alex has played a pivotal role in transforming Belatrix from a small Argentinean IT Services firm to a specialist global innovation firm enjoying year over year, double digit growth. In his capacity as President, Alex drives the firm’s strategic planning efforts. Traveling frequently, Alex meets regularly with Belatrix’s clients which include not only Fortune level established firms, but also mid-stage fast growth firms. Alex also represents Belatrix at international industry events and other key industry organizations.
“Focus very quickly on building a team, quickly as you can, do build a team, I see a lot of entrepreneurs they have a very nice opportunity in their hands and they’re being too low to capitalise upon it because they’re afraid that someone is going to steal their idea, that if they teach someone it’s going to affect them”…[Listen for More]
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With more than 30 years’ experience in the education and not-for-profit sectors, Bron Williams creatively communicates with individuals and businesses. Using her unique Backstory approach, Bron helps people transform the past from a heavy anchor to supercharged rocket fuel to propel them to their full potential.
“Take the opportunities that are presented to you, don’t filter them through what you’d expect, what you thought might happen because it’s often the unexpected opportunities that take your business to a whole new level in a different direction than you thought you could go and take you places that you never dreamed of”…[Listen for More]
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Jeremiah Smith is the Cofounder and CEO of SimpleTiger, a boutique digital marketing agency that specializes in SEO for entrepreneurs. For 11 years, Jeremiah has helped companies like Segment.com, Shopify, NBC, MTV, E*Trade, LG, and Sports Illustrated see significant gains in their search results, organic traffic, and revenue. During his time growing SimpleTiger, Jeremiah has seen first-hand how clients have been unnecessarily burned by other agencies in the past or confused by misleading SEO strategies.
“Embrace the fact that you are looking forward and don’t see anything. Being an entrepreneur takes a daily dose of, you don’t know what’s ahead, you just don’t, you’re the captain of a ship and you’re steering that ship into a horizon and you have no idea what’s over the hill of ocean in front of you, that said you’ve got to equip yourself with people around you who you can trust in situations of uncertainty where you might be tested”…[Listen for More]
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Abdo Riani guides self-funded entrepreneurs towards building their ventures under limited to no budget. He is also the founder and CEO of AspireIT, a startup development studio for non-technical founders where entrepreneurs are provided with guidance, product development and marketing services that help them execute on their ideas and build profitable solutions. Abdo Riani
“To build a successful business, stick to an idea for ten consecutive years. Consistency is key, if you’re consistent for that long, like it or not you’re going to be successful. I want to add that lack of resources should never get in your way of doing whatever you want to do, there is always a way to overcome a lack of resources and make tangible progress”…[Listen for More]
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Allen Adamson is a noted industry expert in all disciplines of branding. He has worked with a broad spectrum of consumer and corporate businesses in industries ranging from packaged goods and technology, to health care and financial services, to hospitality and entertainment. With his perspective and depth of experience, Allen has helped his clients understand and activate strategies that enable them to shift ahead of the market and the competition, generating long-term value and increased brand equity. Allen and his teams help clients identify what truly matters to the audiences they serve - what is relevant to their audiences - and to brilliantly deliver on it. How organizations do – or do not - stay relevant is the subject of Allen’s most recent book, "Shift Ahead: How the Best Companies Stay Relevant in a Fast Changing World." Using fascinating first-hand accounts and detailed case studies, Shift Ahead explains how the best organizations recognize when it’s time to change direction, and how they pull it off while bolstering their brands. Following the approach of Allen’s previous books, BrandSimple, BrandDigital, and The Edge:50 Tips from Brands That Lead – which are used in universities across the country - Shift Ahead offers up practical and readily applied lessons learned. Allen is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Metaforce, a disruptive marketing and product consultancy which, unlike traditional firms, takes a multi-disciplinary channel-agnostic approach to marketing challenges. It was created to help leaders understand all the forces at work inside and outside their businesses in order to identify strategies yielding the highest returns. Once they have determined the best strategy, Metaforce’s consortium of partners, each industry experts in their fields, pivot to help clients brilliantly act on and execute in market. Metaforce combines the best aspects of brand management, strategy, and experience consultancies to deliver solutions that ensure its clients shift ahead of the dramatic changes in the marketplace in order to meet fast-evolving customer needs.
“Nothing is easy, everyone thinks success is overnight. Think of it as a marathon, it’s not going to be fast, it’s not going to be quick. Some of the most successful things I’ve done have happened of course after I’ve failed at it twice, so if at first you don’t succeed try and try again”…[Listen for More]
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EJ Carrion is a Co-Founder & CEO of Student Success Agency which collaborates with high schools across the US bringing innovative, mobile mentoring to students on college admissions and scholarships. He was named to Forbes 30 Under 30 and presented at The White House as a social entrepreneur impacting student success.
“The most richest entrepreneurs, at the beginning of the race is the one with the least amount of expenses, the one who could live off the least amount of money, when you can be frugal and you don’t have a high month to month bill, I sometimes think the richest person in the world is the person who has the least amount of bills to pay at the beginning of the month because when you start as an entrepreneur that’s going to be your number one problem”…[Listen for More]
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