Formerly an Aerospace Engineer, Ali Boone is now a lifestyle entrepreneur, business consultant and real estate investor. She left her 9-to-5 to pursue ultimate freedom—being able to work from wherever she wants, whenever she wants. Her ultimate goal is to someday challenge Tim Ferriss to a lifestyle design duel.
“Seek to find what comes natural for you. Make a business off of something that you’re already doing. Taking that time to, a hobby may need to stay a hobby but I think it’s building from scratch, it’s not coming up with the end result and working backwards and I know a lot of businesses start that way but in my case it was starting from the ground and letting it build itself, building it organically and if you can have the patience to do that and the willingness to be open-minded to what that is, that is when I think the answers start presenting themselves, the more success is available and you’re the happiest”…[Listen for More]
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An innovative serial entrepreneur, Ari S Goldberg is founder and chairman of RNMKR an investment firm that applies proven business practices multiplied by the scale of the internet. He brings a multi-faceted expertise in marketing, strategy, pop-culture, consumer behavior, and business development. Ari was the Founder and CEO of StyleCaster (acquired by SheKnows, 2014), Co-Founder of Sociocast (acquired by Aol, 2015) and Founding Member of Qwiki (acquired by Yahoo, 2014). Prior to StyleCaster, Goldberg served as VP of Strategy and Business Development for LeBron James and LRMR Marketing, and Director of Business Development for Steve Stoute at Translation. He has been featured in numerous outlets including the New York Times, Fox Business News, Bloomberg News, Huffington Post, and Entrepreneur among others. Ari holds degrees in both economics and political science from New York University, as well as a master’s degree in sports business from New York University.
“Just do it, I know that’s the Nike tag line but emphasis the word it, what is it, for some of us that might be just starting, for some of us that might be working harder, for some of us that might be picking up the phone and making that scary phone call, for some of us that might be quitting our job’s and starting a business or taking a risk and moving to a new city or getting out of a relationship. Do it, stop waiting, what are you waiting for? Life is finite it’s not going to go on forever”…[Listen for More]
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Lenka Lutonska is the creator of the Get Fully Booked Academy and Energetic Selling Method™, as well as being an international trainer of NLP, and one of the leading coaches for women entrepreneurs in Europe. She uses her signature Energetic Selling Method™ principles to help women to grow their businesses to multiple-six figures and beyond, with grace.
“Just freaking do it, no matter how scary, no matter if you feel you’re not ready, if you’ve got a calling do it and stay in the lane, focus on that one thing you’re passionate about and go after it until you’re successful”…[Listen for More]
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Midori Verity is considered by many to be one of the most innovative and successful marriage coaches. Couples learn to quit the screaming and start the thriving! She takes couples that want to elevate their relationship, who are no longer connected, or are struggling, and shows them how to press the reset button, to develop a more successful relationship. BTW -she’s been with the same man for 30 years. She personally tests EVERYTHING she teaches! Midori is the author of, 'Secrets to a Kickass Marriage', show host to, 'The Kickass Relationship Show', and is the founder of the 'Couples & Bubbles Events'. She has a degree in Communications and Sociology from the University of California, Davis. Midori has been featured on FoxNews, CBS, Prevention Magazine, SheKnows, YourTango, and many other medias.
“Set your goal and focus, focus focus focus. Be clear on what your goal is, make sure it’s an alignment with what your core principles are, be clear, get a vision born, write it down and as long as your focussing on that you’ll push away those shiny objects and you’d get there much quicker”…[Listen for More]
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Dr. Steve Bistritz has more than 40 years of sales and sales training experience. He is a published author and speaker focused on selling to executives.
“Be careful because everything you post out there has got a life of forever, it’s never going to go away. Once you post something it’s going to be out there somewhere some place and never post anything negative. Never disparage your customers, never disparage your competitors. When I hear someone disparaging a competitor, I’m always weary of that person, I’d rather talk about the strengths of my solution than the negatives of somebody else’s solution”…[Listen for More]
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Over the past ten years, what began as a $300 start up with EasyPro, grew into a multi-million dollar business operating in three states. DJ Carroll has since gone on to implement the same tactics he used to grow EasyPro, in over a half dozen other businesses he has started or acquired. This early success has afforded him the opportunity to speak all across the US and train sales professionals for big brands such as State Farm, Toyota, MetLife, Edward Jones and Cadillac. When it comes to sales and marketing simply put; he GETS IT. Now his life purpose is to help others grow through what he has learned.
“Just go for it man because until you do nothing happens, action and discipline are the magic catalysts. What’s your magic bullet for success? It’s just doing shit, taking action, people tell me cold calling doesn’t work, how many cold calls you make? 50? You can’t make 50 and tell me it doesn’t work, you have to make 50,000 then I might think that it doesn’t work. I’ve tried everything; you can’t say you’ve tried everything unless you’re ready to bring me a list. You just have to go for it man”…[Listen for More]
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Tim Francis is the Founder of Great Assistant, which helps Entrepreneurs get a Great Assistant. For 5 years he failed again and again with Assistants; then, 3 years ago he finally cracked the code. His current Assistant, Sarah, now handles 95% of his email inbox and has allowed Tim to focus on bigger opportunities: Tim has since appeared on Inc.com, is a regular contributor to Forbes, and has been a guest lecturer at NYU in New York City.
“I would get quiet, I would ask myself what is my unique set of resources, how much time do I have, how much money do I have, what kind of networks do I have, what skills do I have, what product knowledge do I have, what kind of testimonials do I have from test customers, on and on and on and on, what are my unique set of resources, I would also think about what is my unique timing”…[Listen for More]
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Maria Meyers is passionate about entrepreneurship and the power it has to do good—for local economies, communities and individuals.
“Before you get started really understand the market and the way to do that is to ask your potential customers for advice well before starting the business, ask about 200 of them, that sounds like a big number but if you can’t find 200 of them then you probably don’t have a business. Once you get customers you just have to get ready to shift with the market because these market are changing all the time”…[Listen for More]
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Yulia Stark is a passionate entrepreneur, author, public speaker and the founder of “FAB academy”. She was born in Siberia and raised in Belgium, studied Business Management, worked as a Private Banker in Brussels and Geneva. Yulia Helped start-ups grow their business abroad and worked as a business coach before starting FAB academy, where she helps women breakthrough. As a mother of 2 beautiful kids, wife of a gorgeous man, and a woman who does not want to settle for less than “amazing”, she took every chance to grow as a businesswoman and as an individual. She has failed before, lost everything and learned a lot, and then Rebuilt it all, but now even more authentic, from the heart and with a bigger vision on how to change the world into a better, more connected place. Her mission is to help women embody their full feminine potential, to build a business they love, where money is the result of the efforts, and where you live a life by your own terms and conditions. Don’t choose, don’t want to settle for less. As a business coach, she realized that often women have different challenges than men in building their business, being a parent, a life partner and a woman. That was the reason that FAB academy was founded - for women who won't settle for less. For women who want to live a balanced life, building a business based on their passions, who strive for freedom in every aspect of their lives. This is possible for women if they recognize their feminine power, become more mindful and do not forget: your head is at the service of your heart. For Yulia, Feminine entrepreneurship means being mindful - pace, feel, connect and act.
“Slow down and you’ll see that life is amazing, you’ll see much more opportunities when you stop running. Slow down and tune into that gut feeling and it will give you the right answers”…[Listen for More]
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Carrie Greene is a speaker, best-selling author, and business coach. Carrie spent fifteen years on Wall Street in marketing and product. She started her business shortly after 9/11. Carrie is an expert in marketing, sales, and the mindset necessary to be a successful entrepreneur.
“You are worth so much more than you think you are, don’t be afraid to do what you’re doing and ask for money. Stop waiting, stop waiting for 17 more certificate certifications and people to bless what you’re doing”…[Listen for More]
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Chris Richards is a Practical Psychology Specialist and International Speaker, helping female entrepreneurs enjoy a successful business that they love! With his unique skills in Psychology and Hypnosis, he shows how to get the best from your own mind, as well as, how to emotionally connect and attract ideal clients.
“Not doubting yourself so much, a lot of entrepreneurial life is about making new decisions, doing things that other people haven’t done yet. Theres a strange conflict that is created inside entrepreneurs between ego or the desire to be bigger versus self controlling part of you, which is part of everybody, that says, should I have done that, am I asking too much of my team. Try not to doubt yourself so much”…[Listen for More]
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Vishal Agarwal is the bestselling author of Give to Get. As a senior leader, he has navigated corporate life for the past 24 years and has served as a top 500 global executive for General Electric and as a senior Partner at Price Waterhouse Cooper (PWC).
“Be the lion, if you think about life, I always say there are only 2 types of people in your career life, a lion or a goat. If you think about what a lion does, a lion is regal, it doesn’t roar for no reason, a lion doesn’t yip yap, a lion is not restless, a lion is confident. On the other hand if you think about a goat, a goat is always restless, always bleats, always runs around, and when it comes time to slaughtering that goat, a goat’s head will always go down, when you’re tranquilizing a lion to move from African jungle or African wilderness to safari for veterinary reasons or whatever, you’ll always see the lion and the body of the lion move back, that shows the DNA of those 2 animals, which one do you want to be, a lion or a goat”…[Listen for More]
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Krysti Turznik is a motivational speaker, author, and life coach. Her book Mindset Magic: Using Scientific & Spiritual Principles to Create Your Life is a #1 best seller, and has been endorsed by Michael Bernard Beckwith. She holds a Master Degree in Metaphysics, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology, and she is also an ordained minister, and a consulting hypnotist who has been helping people improve their lives for nearly two decades. She healed a medically-diagnosed heart condition through mindset and inner work; today she helps people connect to their authentic selves. Through mindset, motivation, and meditation she shows them how to create an inspired life that speaks to their soul and has meaning and value. She lives in Wisconsin, USA with her husband, daughter, and four cats.
“You are here for a purpose, that you’re on purpose. You matter, your business matters. Believe in those things that light you up, fill you with tremendous joy and know that you are the only person that can bring your business forward in the particular and unique way that you can allow that business to come to life”…[Listen for More]
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Alan David Horowitz currently serves as the fourth generation clothier and owner of Alan David Custom, a business originally started by his great grandfather in 1926 on Manhattan’s Lower East Side and later taken over by his grandfather Moe Ginsburg. His grandfather was a well-respected figure in the New York retail industry for decades, which was instilled in Alan at a young age. Having spent summers and winter breaks working at his grandfather’s store, Alan took a strong interest in the clothing business from the beginning. While he did attend college and worked as an accountant for Deloitte & Touche for two years, Alan knew that his passion was in the family business. Alan strived to endure the family tradition of owning a successful retail business, which ultimately led him to open his New York City workshop, Alan David Custom. His approach to starting a business offering high-end, luxury, customized suits has proven successful over the years. Alan’s success is backed by his company’s four generations of expertise in measuring, pattern making and tailoring.
“Just be ready to switch gears, have a strategy, but have an alternate strategy, everybody would be an entrepreneur if everybody’s idea worked all the time, you get into business, there’s going to be changes, changes in the market place, changes in the demographic so just be ready to shift on a dime, have a plan, have an alternate plan”…[Listen for More]
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Paul Altero was always interested in the restaurant industry, working for Pizzeria Uno, Resorts Casino in Atlantic City, Nordstrom’s restaurant division and Johnny Rockets. It was during his time with Johnny Rockets that Paul was inspired to launch his own burrito concept. Teaming up with his colleague and friend Bill Hart, the duo launched Bubbakoo’s Burritos in Point Pleasant, NJ in 2008. Today, Paul serves as the co-owner and co-founder of the brand, which has nearly 20 locations throughout New Jersey.
“When you get into this, it’s not going to be as easy as you think it is more often than not, it’s going to take a certain amount of, you’re going to have to have some tough skin, there’s going to be times you’re going to have highs you’re going to have lows and if you think it’s going to take you 2 years to be where you’re at it’s probably going to take you 4 years or 5”…[Listen for More]
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Ken Dunn is an international speaker, author and sales trainer, as well as CEO and Founder of GoRead.com, a social media community for readers and an author support platform. Ken is also a sought-after business management consultant and helps principals and C-level executives with business management, community-building and revenue growth
“Enjoy the journey. Enjoy the journey as an entrepreneur we are given a gift with that ability to see the future but believe me being an entrepreneur is not the easiest way, it is painful, you’re going to have more days where you’re bleeding blood, where you’re struggling, where everyone else is looking for you to the answers and you’re not sure of the answer and it is painful”…[Listen for More]
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As businessman, husband, father and community leader, Robb Braun has experienced incredible obstacles to achieve unreasonable success in business and life. Robb’s message is a powerful message that elevates the human spirit and instills hopes in others that they may finally live lives of passionate purpose in everything they do.
“Have a dream and be relentless about it, do not give up, do not give in to any negativity, any naysayers any economic conditions, that stuff, don’t care about it, don’t care about it. Have the dream and go for it, there cannot be a worse feeling of when it got tough or when self doubt settled in, I gave up and I settled, I got to live with that for the rest of my life.…[Listen for More]
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Alex Vorobieff is the founder and CEO of The Alex Vorobieff Company, a premier business-transformation company. A highly sought-after speaker and business coach, Alex has transformed scores of multi-million-dollar companies into unstoppable forces using “business alignment tools”—a term he coined after years of working with and investigating different business systems that were not named in the business lexicon. Alex specializes in helping large companies get their team members on the same page to achieve desired outcomes. Through his company, he assists frustrated leaders in finding their unique starting lines, selecting the best alignment tools for their specific situations, and finally achieving clarity from chaos in their businesses. Alex holds his MBA from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management after graduating from University of Southern California with a BS in business with an emphasis on accounting. In addition to solving thorny business problems, Alex enjoys pursuing his hobby of photography. He lives in Newport Beach, California, with his family.
“It’s not going to go the way you assumed it’s going to go, it’s not going to go in a straight line, it’s going to take a while, there’s going to be failure, but how you take the feedback of failure and tweak your offering or what you’re trying to help bring to market, that’s the real essential, is how you respond when things don’t go according to plan, because that will happen, that is the only guarantee”…[Listen for More]
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We are speaking today with Glenn Elliott, founder of UK-based Reward Gateway, a world leader in integrated employee engagement technology with more than 1,800 clients worldwide. Reward Gateway developed the employee engagement platform, The Engagement Bridge™. Glenn Elliott and Debra Corey’s co-wrote their new book called: Build it: The Rebel Playbook for World-Class Employee Engagement.
“Get started, nothing beats starting. Don’t over think your start, get in front of customers. There’s only so much you can learn in a planning stage of being an entrepreneur, if you want to do something you need to do it, you need to do it, you’ll probably fail and it’s ok. You may make yourself poor for a little while, don’t fail in a way where you lose your home or your partner or your marriage”…[Listen for More]
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After a successful career on Wall Street as the Global Director of US Fixed Income Derivative Trading for the National Australia Bank, Andrew Pudalov decided to move across the country to Boulder, Colorado with his family to pursue his passion for healthy living. After seeing the need for healthy, nutritious and delicious grab-and-go meals, Andrew develop his own concept for meals-in-a-bowl, made with fruit and vegetable bases, topped with organic granola and honey, and Rush Bowls was born. Today, Andrew serves as the founder and CEO of the brand, which has three locations open and more than 40 locations in various stages of development.
“You have to build a great team around you. Delegate to a certain degree, I think the number one problem with a lot of entrepreneurs and even myself is you don’t like to delegate, if someone’s going to do the job and do it as effectively as you then you can focus on bigger picture items. Do your homework; get as much information as possible. “…[Listen for More]
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Laura Rubinstein is the Founder of Social Buzz Club and an award winning social media & marketing strategist. She has optimized marketing plans for over 1,000 small businesses and is creator of the Social Media Blast Off course. Laura is the author of the bestselling book Social Media Myths Busted.
“Put marketing as a priority for your business. You can have the best book, the best online course, the best office space, but if you don’t have a marketing plan, or you’re not doing marketing, you haven’t thought about it, you don’t have a business”…[Listen for More]
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Jill Salzman is currently growing her third entrepreneurial venture, The Founding Moms, the world’s first and only collective of offline meetups and online resources for mom entrepreneurs to build better businesses. A graduate of Brown University and law school, she started a music management firm and then launched and later sold a baby jewelry company before creating her current venture. She’s the author of Found It: A Field Guide for Mom Entrepreneurs and has been busy writing The Best Business Book In The World (And Other Bold Statements For Entrepreneurs). Jill is a co-host of Inc. Magazine’s top-rated entertaining business podcast, Breaking Down Your Business. She gave her own TED talk on 11/11/11, was dubbed a “mommy mogul” by CNNMoney, a “ Cool Mom Entrepreneur We Love” by MSN Live, and she was recently named one of the Top 50 Women to Watch In Tech as well as a Top 100 Champion Small Business Influencer after Forbes’ named The Founding Moms one of the Top 10 Websites For Entrepreneurs. She’s shared the speaker stage with Richard Branson, Sheryl Sandberg, Daymond John, Marilu Henner, and Desmond Tutu and she regularly appears on ABC7’s Windy City Live TV show. In her spare time, Jill enjoys kloofing, baking, and erasing her daughters’ crayon artwork from the kitchen walls.
“Stop hiding in your silo of your industry or in your home office, get out and work more. Go meet more people, do work in a co working space or a coffee shop; leave the house, because the magic that happens with face to face interaction far surpasses anything we do online ever”…[Listen for More]
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We are speaking today with Jeff Piersall, Founder and CEO of SCB Marketing and co-author of: Dogs Don’t Bark at Parked Cars: Your GPS in an Era of Hyper-Change. Jeff is an innovative leader, dynamic speaker, and he has taught leadership and management seminars on four continents, served on various economic development and visioning councils, and authored hundreds of articles and three books.
“It’s the journey between your heart and your head, that’s the longest journey you’ll ever take and you’ve got to take it every morning before you start your day. That’s a critical journey for all of us, maintaining that synchronicity is extraordinarily important to your success and for you to enjoy the journey”…[Listen for More]
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One Valentine’s Day, Lenny Verkhoglaz and his wife Mila were asked to care for their elderly neighbor because her daughter was out of town. Mila and Lenny realized the growing need for caregivers and decided to launch Executive Home Care - one of the leading home healthcare franchises. Today, Lenny serves as the co-founder and CEO of the brand, which has over 20 locations in 10 states.
“Ability to anticipate changes and adapt with them, we know that the world changes quickly, if you don’t anticipate changes, don’t adapt to them, you fall behind. Become a team builder, bring on strong managers who will actually grow the business and bring the business forward”…[Listen for More]
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Jennifer James is a successful entrepreneur who is currently CEO of plus size athleisure/activewear line Active Ego. In 2014, James launched Active Ego with the mission to develop a line of athletic and lifestyle apparel that provides options for curvy women who are underserved in the market place.
“Don’t give up. There’s going to be headache, there’s going to be some crying days, there’s going to be some great days, you’re going to have more bad days than good days. Just think of this journey as getting healthy, from somebody who’s not really 100% healthy to healthy it takes a lot to get there, it doesn’t happen overnight”…[Listen for More]
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