Julian Hayes II is the founder of The Art of Fitness & Life. He’s an author, health & wellness consultant, and a nutrition and sleep science coach. He has a weekly column at Inc and is on a mission to help busy entrepreneurs treat their health as an investment, not an expense.
“Don’t sacrifice your sleep for more hustle, there’s a difference between existing through the day and thriving through the day and the last thing is be kind with your language towards yourself, be intentional with your actions, be specific with your vision and be picky about who you hang out with, be careful with your energy and where you direct it and be patient, strive for 1% daily improvement”…[Listen for More]
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From cancer to making history saving a billion dollar industry from ruin, award winning strategist and best selling author Nicola Grace The Mission Mentor, helps Entrepreneurs & Visionaries clarify and monetize their life's big mission so they can make a bigger impact, transform the world and build their legacy. Nicola's expert insights appear in the best seller Ready Aim Captivate along with other visionarys such as Deepak Chopra and Jim Stoval. She's the top speaker in the field of social entrepreneurship for Motivational Speakers in America and her Intuitive Visionary strategy skills have made her the secret weapon of politicians, business owners, social entrepreneurs, social innovators, thought leaders and an entire industry body.
“Listen to what’s going on in your mind and all of those bright ideas that you’re getting on what to do and really examine them because then they’ll be gold nuggets, don’t hold yourself back from that just really examine those inspirational thoughts that you’re having”…[Listen for More]
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Cynthia Grande is the owner of the Grande Law Firm. She works with families and business owners to help them find solutions for their legal concerns so that they can live with more peace of mind on a daily basis.
“Just imagine that big vision, and within that big vision you have for your business, what is the kind of difference you want to make to people and once you’ve established that why, what kind of difference you want to make for other people, just make sure you infuse that through every aspect of your business”…[Listen for More]
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Dudley Slater learned firsthand how to inspire and lead people. He co-founded Integra Telecom, Inc. and served as its CEO for fifteen years, growing the company from nine to over 2,000 employees. He transitioned the company from a start-up to national prominence as one of the ten largest fiber-based telecommunications companies in the United States, generating over $600 million in revenue. Attributing his company’s success to its people, Dudley became fascinated by the behavioral traits of leaders who successfully create companies that defy national norms and surveys, that indicate some seventy percent of US workers hate their job, and find little meaning in their work. Partnering with other leaders of iconic, nationally recognized organizations, Dudley refined his knowledge and techniques to create the practical, everyday tenets of Fusion Leadership. He earned a bachelor of science in geophysics from UCLA and a master’s degree in business administration from the Harvard Business School. Dudley has two beautiful grown children (Toryn and Kathrina) and lives with his wife of twenty-nine years, Laurie, in Portland, Oregon, and in New York, New York.
“Take the risk, there’s no better time than now to really take those first steps towards your entrepreneur’s journey, because it’s easy to delay and to talk yourself out of it and if you think too hard you can become your own worst critic and the second thing I would say and this is more to the people that have already taken the entrepreneurs plunge and they’ve stepped out of their comfort zone and they’re out there in the world building those entrepreneurs efforts, to those people I would say don’t do everything yourself, don’t only rely upon yourself to be successful, ask the question how can you inspire others to manifest your vision and think carefully about your behaviour and the work you’re doing to bring others along with you so that you can accomplish something great through the shared journey of a committed team of people”…[Listen for More]
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Kim Speed is an Author and Brand Visibility Expert at her company, Purple Moon Creative. She helps small business owners develop brands that attract more of the right clients. She divides her time developing brands for her clients, speaking, and running workshops.
“When you start out there’s going to be some ups and downs and there’s going to be some scary times and it’s the most rewarding thing I’ve ever done, I enjoyed working in the corporate world but this has been the most rewarding and don’t be afraid to try”…[Listen for More]
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Suzanne Adams is a bestselling Author, Motivational Speaker, Life Purpose Consultant and Huffington Post Blogger who is sharing her zest for life with audiences around the globe. She believes that having fun and following your passion are the keys to finding true happiness and living a life of fulfilment and joy! She is passionate about helping unlock exactly what that means for you.
“If you have a desire to create a business, if you have a call to create a business it means that’s what you’re supposed to be doing and I would recommend everyone to tap into that and keep going to do whatever it is you need to do, trust and know that there are people waiting on you to create whatever it is that you’re going to create so you can serve them”…[Listen for More]
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Rebecca Barnes-Hogg, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, is the Small Business Hiring Expert and works with small businesses and entrepreneurs who want to end their hiring struggles and grow their businesses. She is the author of The YOLO Principle: The Ultimate Hiring Guide for Small Business, and a co-author of Rethinking Human Resources.
“Just go for it, I truly believe that all of us have a business inside of us and we just need to let it out and I’ll go back to what I said earlier from my mentor which is how dare you keep your brilliance from the world, go out and share it”…[Listen for More]
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Joyce Knudsen, Ph.D., earned Master Status in the Association of Image Consultants International (AICI), she pioneered a distance learning program & trained at Notre’ Dame to evaluate others. She received the Image Makers Award for Industry Excellence & Award of Excellence for Education. Joyce has been featured in Forbes, USA Today, Glamour, NYT, South China Morning Press, Psychology Today, Woman’s World, and she is also the author of 10 books and a radio personality on iTunes & iHeart radio.
“Do not jump into a business without researching it, you need to know everything there is to know about starting a business before you start a website and put up for the world to see, people can tell whether you’re an amateur or a professional, you want to be a professional in appearance, knowledge, communication because they all play the part of being an entrepreneur”…[Listen for More]
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Best-selling author, Ginny Gane is an adventurous, fun Law of Attraction expert for people who crave more out of life and are ready to realize their full potential. A world traveler, she teaches you LOA Skills and guides you how to purposefully create a life you are wildly in love with.
“It comes down to belief and not just that you have to choose, so remember that you have the power to believe in yourself, it’s a decision, you have to decide that you’re going to believe in yourself over and over and over again along the way, only you can do that, it has to come from you and it is a decision and know that you have the power to do that and make that choice and that is going to be the core”…[Listen for More]
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Lisa Crilley Mallis works with people who are constantly dealing with a packed schedule and who want to increase their business success WITHOUT working nights and weekends. She lives in Chagrin Falls, Ohio with her husband Lou. She loves chocolate, the beach, and country music.
“Reach out, reach out for help, when you’re in that place of oh I don’t know, get out and have someone help you find what it is you don’t know, when you get to a place where you know what you don’t know and it’s time to up level your skill set, reach out for someone to help up level that, one of the great things for me is looking at Mary’s business and thinking, couple years I’m going to be right there because I’m on that path, she’s happy and willing to share strategies”…[Listen for More]
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Matthew Bertulli is co-founder and CEO of Demac Media and co-founder of Pela Case. He considers himself a student of retail and eCommerce above all else and his companies are where he tests his ideas in an effort to help commerce evolve. He’s helped to build and grow more than 100 eCommerce businesses over the last 10 years that have done billions in online sales in that time.
“Patience, I meet too many entrepreneurs who are beating themselves up, at 22 years old for not yet building the next face book and it’s sad, it’s just unrealistic, it’s great to dream big but if you want to do this and this is your path and your choice, this shit takes time, and it takes work and that means you’ve got to build and develop patience”…[Listen for More]
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Daniel Duty is an internationally known expert in the fields of collaborative negotiation, partnership building and joint business solutions. He is the co-founder and CEO of Conlego, a firm specializing in these areas. Daniel built the Business Partnerships & Negotiations team for Target where he developed its negotiations and partnership strategy and implemented a variety of tools, creating billions of dollars in savings and growth. He has led hundreds of negotiations on every conceivable topic with companies from private label producers to Coca Cola, Hasbro, and Levis. He developed strategic partnerships creating innovative new products and solutions with organizations like P&G, Starbucks and UNICEF. Daniel has taught thousands of businesspeople in the art and science of negotiation and partnerships at companies, business forums and leading universities such as Harvard, Berkeley, and Northwestern. Prior to joining Target, Daniel negotiated on behalf of US Senator Paul Simon, the US International Trade Commission, General Mills and other organizations. Daniel founded Conlego to address a need in the market for more effective negotiations and partnerships that produce greater value.
“Be confident, be confident in your vision, be confident in what you’re doing, people are attracted to confidence, and the more confident you are without being overconfident will really get you a lot of places, if you’re confident in asking for more than your expect to get, if you’re confident in your vision, if you’re confident in outcomes, people will be attracted to that”…[Listen for More]
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Chad Hollingsworth is the President and co-founder of Triax Technologies, a construction job site safety and communication solutions provider. Chad started Triax Technologies to bring innovative wearable technology to challenging environments. Since co-founding the company in 2012, Chad has led all business development initiatives and directs the company’s strategic partnerships. Prior to founding Triax, Chad worked as an equity product specialist at Bloomberg LP. Also he holds a B.S. degree in Business Management from Babson College.
“Jump in and start swimming, you’re never ready, your business plan is going to change but the only way you’ll figure it out is you got to just take the chance, take the plunge and don’t look back, there’s going to be highs and lows but once you’re in there, if you’re a survivor it’s the ultimate journey”…[Listen for More]
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Hilary Silver, is a Relationship & Intimacy Expert and Master Coach. She is the creator of lifestyle brand Hot, Healthy & Happily Ever After, which teaches lovers how to stay connected in and out of the bedroom so they can keep their love and passion alive for the long term. With 15 years of experience as a licensed couples therapist, she has worked with thousands of clients on issues such as launching healthy relationships, communication and conflict, infidelity, intimacy, sex and lasting passion. Hilary tells it like it is on topics that are difficult to talk about and has a no-nonsense style that allows her to deliver common sense strategies and practical tools while being refreshingly authentic, firmly supportive, funny and wise. She has been featured in Steve Harvey, Men’s Fitness, Women’s Health, Martha Stewart Weddings, Cosmopolitan and Womanista to name a few.
“The secret to my success has been my relationship with my customers and my clients, repeat client means you didn’t have to work for that twice so I will have people work for me and then come back to me ten years later because they have something that they want to work on but they remember me and they remember how helpful I was and they liked me and they felt comfortable with me and it’s because I treated them like they were the most important person”…[Listen for More]
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Lisa Seay is your champion when it comes to gaining and sustaining your professional significance. Whether you’re looking to transform your career, break habits or build an effective team at work, you have a definition of success in mind. As a certified career coach and HR consultant, Lisa can help you get there faster than you would on your own.
“Never think something you have a passion for is impossible but take that passion and surround yourself with the right people, make decisions when you’re in those dips along the journey and ultimately just aim to make a difference wherever you are whatever you’re doing”…[Listen for More]
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Terry Ogburn is the renowned owner and Lead Business Coach of Ogburn’s Business Solutions. His proprietary coaching system and personal devotion to the development of others has contributed to the success of hundreds of small to large business ventures. Terry began his business career in 1979 when he invested his last $118.42 to start an air conditioning service business. At that time, he had no car or truck, but he did have the knowledge and ability to build relationships. By 1983, he was a top 5 nominee for Small Businessman of the Year. In 1984, he won the award for “Outstanding Young Businessman of the Year” for the State of Florida. In 1985 successful in his business and recognized as a leader in the business community, he began to mentor other small business owners. In 1989 he developed his own business success program based on his experience and the teachings of his favorite business books. His program was so successful that in 1992 Terry was asked to join UniGlobe Active Travel as a Director of Operations to boost individual store performance. Within months, he took the store to a $2.5 million Dollar Travel Agency. He then took the program national to improve performance organization wide. In 1994 he became a founding team member of EXA Travel International and took on the role of Director of Training & Development and within two years the company grew to 11 regional offices, with over 2000 franchisees and went public in late 1996.
“Use the Socratic method in anything that we do, this method is where we analyse everything first, you think it through, if you’re going to make a change in your business, think through how it all goes, think of it as throwing a pebble into the lake, we all know that the ripples are going to change on the surface of the lake but most of the time we never think about how that rock is going to float down to the bottom and maybe land on a critter down there that was minding its own business”…[Listen for More]
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Staci Gustiuc is a Wife, Mom, Speaker, Author, and Life Coach. Staci helps women go from worn out, stuck, and overwhelmed to relaxed, started, and confident with their goals, and therefore their life. Staci helps women create a plan and execute with less overwhelm than they ever thought possible, all while becoming the woman God created them to be!
“Just do the hard thing, whatever that thing is inside of you that you feel like you really want to do but you have this fear or these roadblocks that are in your way, just really make the effort to do that thing because you need to ask yourself the question if I woke up in five years and my life still looked exactly like this would I be okay with that if I totally passed up on this entrepreneurial journey”…[Listen for More]
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Author, speaker, black belt and engineer, Karen Valencic knows the best ideas in business are often lost in the maze of poorly handled disagreements. Therefore, innovating with conflict is an essential skill for cutting edge leaders. Spiral Impact, Karen’s unique method, combines physics with martial art concepts for an eye-opening take on the way we engage.
“I think a lot of people can fall in love with the idea of being in business for themselves and you’ve really got to have a clear clear passion and no doubt about what you’re doing in order to continue doing it because you will always run across people that want to question you or rain on your parade, you’ve got to be crystal clear or be self motivated and continue to stay with that because you’ll have ups and downs and you will have doubts and you’ve got to manage those things”…[Listen for More]
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Isaac Morehouse is the founder and CEO of Praxis, an awesome startup apprenticeship program. Isaac is dedicated to the relentless pursuit of freedom. He’s written some books, done some podcasting, and is always experimenting with self-directed living and learning.
“Advice that my brother gave me when I was worried about starting at first and even when I’ve been worried about things not going well and since then he’s said look we live in the most amazing time in human history, the bottom is not that far, so if you think about, what would failure look like, what would the worst case failure look like, that bottom is better than most humans have had for most human history all across the world so I’m blessed to live in a really wealthy country full of opportunity and if I were to fail miserably at this, as I said if we were living in my mom’s basement and I went and worked at a gas station and a restaurant to make things meet, that is a better standard of living than anyone in history and it’s not that bad, just realising that the bottom is not that far, you’re not going to fall as far as you imagine you are”…[Listen for More]
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Steven Cesari has more than 40 years of business experience having started or owned 15 companies in many different industries. In 1992 his company, Trillium Heath Products, marketers of the Juiceman Juicer, was ranked by Inc Magazine as one of the fastest growing, pri vately held companies in the US and in that same year Steve was nominated by Inc . Magazine as Entrepreneur of the Year. Using what they learned from the Juiceman experience Steve and his brother Rick started Cesari Direct in 1996 and their marketing efforts helped build The George Foreman Grill, Oxiclean, Sonicare Toothbrush and the GoPro Camera brands to name a few. Steve’s marketing strategies have accounted for over a Billion Dollars in product sales worldwide. He has been featured on TV and radio and has been the subject of numerous articles in and including, The Wall Street Journal, Fortune Magazine, USA Today and Success Magazine. He is the producer and co-author of, Success is not an Accident, Secrets of the Top 1%, along with his best selling book Clarity, How to Get it, How to Keep it, and How to use it to Balance your Life. Since 1995 Steve has used his vast business experience to equip business leaders in more than twenty industries to gain clarity and confidence to grow their businesses by identifying and focusing on their strengths, and building an effective team to maximize organizational effectiveness. Steve is married to Indy, his wife of 34 years and has four grown children.
“People always ask what is the difference between the people that do and the people that don’t and I hate to dumb this down but it’s pretty simple, the people that do do, the people that don’t don’t, the people that take action on their dreams, what is it that you need to do to move your idea to move your business, to move your service one step closer to where you want it to be”…[Listen for More]
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Jeff Hotchkiss MBA, is a business development consultant, activity organizer, and author of ‘Putting Wisdom to Work, Practical Mindfulness for Maximal Living.’ He is a wisdom warrior, possibility advocate and rebel with a cause to promote mindfulness as a path of wellness throughout all stages of life. He has been an executive with Apple Computers, founder of Olivus® teas, and publishing entrepreneur.
“Get to know yourself, we’re all such unique and individual beings and there’s so much programming in our world about the way things should be, the way you should be, what success is, define your own meaning of success, and it will be a process and it will change you over time but we’ve talked a lot about that”…[Listen for More]
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Bill Troy is an Inc. 500 CEO and a natural-born contrarian who, for 25 years, has helped global brands like Sony, Disney and Nestle see the world from a different perspective. As CEO of Civilis Marketing, Bill and his team help companies initiate and nurture REALationshipsTM that drive business growth using today’s digital communication tools—without resorting to the high-pressure, high-volume automated techniques sold by online marketing pitchmen. Through his upcoming book CLICKSAND, Bill’s crusade these days is to rid the world of the garbage that floods all of our browsers and inboxes—garbage from businesses who have followed the advice of online marketing pitchmen—and help business owners avoid or escape the CLICKSAND trap before it’s too late.
“People, I think the entrepreneurs only job, only job, is to inspire other people to join your crusade, those other people can be customers, by the way my belief is that companies don’t buy your product or service, people buy your product or service so it’s the person at the company, so again inspiring people to join your crusade”…[Listen for More]
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Betsy Pake is a Reinvention Strategist, Certified NLP Coach, and award-winning business achiever who hosts the popular podcast The Art of Living Big. She's the author of the best-selling book, Become A Nutrition Ninja and just released Start Small Live Big. Having gone through some tough stuff, Betsy knows life can hand you lemons. Her mission to is help you reinvent and thrive through change so you can live the 'Big Life' you deserve.
“Get really clear on what your intention is, before you do anything in your business, not just before you start your business, I mean don’t just go down a path before you’ve thought through what your intention really is, I believe, and I’ve seen it in my business and I’ve seen it with my clients and I’ve seen it with my friends that are entrepreneurs, if you can get aligned with what your purpose really is and I don’t mean that in a this is my why, this is why I’m doing this, I mean my purpose for today is to do this, or if I’m building a course online really getting to where I’m like this is my intention with this”…[Listen for More]
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Michael Zirinsky is CEO of Manhattan-based CMD, an audio facility which produces Voice-Overs for television and radio. He began his career at American Express Financial Advisors as a Financial Advisor (CFP) and spent 17 years managing client assets and giving financial advice. Right after his time at Ameriprise Financial (formerly American Express Financial), Zirinsky changed specialties to audio and he has since been one of the industry leaders.
“Just go for it, if you have a passion for something and you’re a hard worker you’ll ultimately be successful, it might not be what you’re looking to do now but at some point you’ll find success and for existing entrepreneurs I’ll say just stick with it, it doesn’t matter what type of business you’re in and how successful the business is you’re always going to run into hiccups and there’s always going to be challenges, some more so than others”…[Listen for More]
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When Nathan Raffel was 6 he began selling three hand made envelopes for a nickel. When he was 15 he sold fake IDs for $30. Since, he has profitably sold music, commercial cleaning services, gluten-free and vegan cupcakes, and shirts.
“Cash flow, there’s nothing more important than how much money you need to have in the bank on what day, make a cash flow map and figure out what day you have to pay your employees, there’ll be a couple of months a year where you’ve got 3 payrolls hitting one month, you need to watch out for those months, you need to have extra money on hand”…[Listen for More]
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