Mitchell Levy (pronounced Lee Vee) is The AHA Guy at AHAthat who empowers experts, thought leaders, and businesses to share their genius. His superpower is extracting the genius from your head in a two-hour interview so that his team can ghostwrite your book and make you an Amazon bestselling author. He is an accomplished Entrepreneur who has created twenty businesses in Silicon Valley including four publishing companies that have published over 800 books. Mitchell is a TEDx speaker and international bestselling author with sixty business books. He's provided strategic consulting to over one hundred companies, has advised over five hundred CEOs on critical business issues, and has been chairman of the board of a NASDAQ-listed company. In addition to these accomplishments, he’s been happily married for twenty-nine years and regularly spends four weeks annually in a European country with his family and friends.
“a) got to love what you do. b) make sure you could solve a problem that is repeatable over time. c) document that problem and figure out how to get other people to do it whether it’s a service firm or it’s a product that you need to create. Test drive, experiment, listen to the audience, listen to the market, leverage where you possibly can, make sure you grab at least one mentor and two mentees and have fun ”…[Listen for More]
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Kevin MacCauley is the CEO and founder of Upper Hand, the leader in cloud-based sports management software that help sports professionals escape the administrative vortex and focus more on training athletes. As a former Little League coach, Kevin’s impeccable leadership stems from his undeniable love for sports, coaching and technology, which he has leveraged to transform Upper Hand into an industry trailblazer. Its award-winning software has undergone tremendous growth as it continues to reinvent the sports business industry and grow athlete participation worldwide.
“doubt whom you will but never yourself when it gets tough because you have got to remind yourself why you started it to begin with. And always go back to that when times are challenging and when times are successful. Don’t forget that sometimes people have a hard time figuring out how to handle success and that can steer you wrong as well”…[Listen for More]
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Josh Long is a consultant who helps companies in the $1M to $10M range find and fix their biggest challenge to unlock growth that lasts. He's also the author of Bottleneck Breakthrough, which outlines his proven approach he does with clients.
“Simplify. A common pattern for most business owners is to complicated things, they are usually very intelligent and very interested in being stimulated by challenges and robust solutions and it ends up being super complicated. So I find more often than not number one thing I my clients is no to whatever they are asking… If you are under six figures you need to do two things and two things only. You need to figure out what your offer is and find where a lot of people are that you can make that offer to. You don’t need funnels, you don’t need and it pages, you don’t need CRM, you don’t need and also responder, you don’t need any of that stuff” …[Listen for More]
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Rob Grupe is the founder and owner of Twice Bitten CrossFit in Oklahoma City. Before owning a gym, Rob served a jail sentence of 7 years in prison. Nearly a decade of time spent in a jail cell would typically break a man, but for Rob, it was a wake up call to create a life built around service, and helping others.
“embrace failure that’s how you learn and grow. Seek out the people who have already done what you are trying to do successfully and then ask them how they did it. Learn from the best and model what they did”…[Listen for More]
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Stephen King graduated from the University of Denver with a dual degree in real estate and international business, going on to a career in real estate finance, brokerage, and mixed-use property development. Prior to launching imbrex, Stephen was Principal at King Interests, a full-service real estate firm based in Princeton, New Jersey. Stephen has launched several technology-related startups in the real estate space in his career and began participating in the blockchain community in 2013.
“Don’t wait and start today. So if you are an entrepreneur and you want to build something, you have an idea then stop today building somebody else’s dream and start building your own dream. And the only way to do that is to start to do something today and not put it off until tomorrow”…[Listen for More]
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Bretton Putter is a leading expert on startup and high-growth company culture. As Managing Partner of a global executive search firm, he sourced CxOs, VPs and Directors for more than 400 startups and high-growth companies. He is the founder and CEO of CultureGene, a company culture consultancy, writes a popular blog on culture-driven companies, is a sought-after speaker, and a contributor to Forbes. His new book is Culture Decks Decoded: Transform Your Culture Into A Visible, Conscious And Tangible Asset.
“if you are going to found a company and you are setting up with other cofounders do your due diligence on him. 65% of venture capital backed companies fail because of management and often founding management issues. So if you are going to set up with a co-founder or cofounders make sure you understand exactly where you all are because lawyers are expensive to undo that sort of thing. And if you have got a great team then I recommend just do it, believing it, go for it, it’s there for the taking. This is in my opinion the best time to be an entrepreneur ever. Technology is making so much more available there are billions of people on mobile, online… that you can distribute your product anywhere. If you are young and you think entrepreneurial is the answer then just go for it” …[Listen for More]
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Amy Coats is an Entrepreneur, Corporate Exit Strategist, CFO, and founder of Virtual COO Solutions & Two Week Notice Society. After 20 years in the corporate 9 to 5 world, she realized she was destined for something far more satisfying. But it wasn't enough for her to find her happy place in the world. She created Two Week Notice Society to empower women who feel the same way she did when she left the 9 to 5 grind and started her entrepreneurial journey. She is passionate about helping corporate women get their online businesses up and running, so they can leave their 9-5 and be the woman they dream of becoming! Her strategies contain the exact steps she followed to make it to the other side and love life all over again.
“Really create a business based around what you are passionate about. Passionate is something this loose word that we use but it’s really defining what is important to you and how you can create a business around that. Because otherwise I see people get frustrated because they just create another job for themselves. And so I think if you can really create a business around what is important to you, what you are passionate about it will really help you to show up and create that joy in your life”…[Listen for More]
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