Frankie Russo is founder and CEO of 360°ia, an Inc. 500 MarTech company; 360ia specializes in marketing automation and business intelligence. He is a veteran marketer, who a decade ago founded Potenza, an Inc. 5000 fastest-growing marketing company for the last five years. He is also the author of The Art of Why, a highly-praised book in which he explores how you can discover your life’s mission and find the perfect balance between work and family.
“really focus on doing something that you are passionate about. And make sure that it’s tied to something that also has a lot of purpose. So, don’t go out and just do something because it seems like something you will make a bunch of money on. Do something that you are passionate about, that you are good at and find a way to make it really help other people to create that purpose”…[Listen for More]
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Jim Delkousis is the CEO and founder of PERSUIT, which helps corporations automate legal workflows and inefficiencies while significantly reducing costs. Prior to the launch of PERSUIT, Jim was a BigLaw partner for 17 years. Jim earned his J.D. at the University of Melbourne and a Masters of Law in Commercial Law at the University of London.
“you cannot control how smart you are… But the one thing you can control is how hard you work. You have got to do the grind and hopefully your passionate about what you’re doing. And the reason I mention passion is that it’s likely that you are going to be eating dirt along the journey and sometimes you are eating a lot of it. So, unless you are actually passionate about what you are doing it’s going to be tough going to stick it out. So grind and passion are certainly the two qualities that I look for”…[Listen for More]
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Jono Bacon is a leading community strategist, speaker, author, and podcaster. He is the founder of Jono Bacon Consulting which provides community strategy/execution, workflow, and other services. He previously served as director of community at GitHub, Canonical, XPRIZE, and OpenAdvantage. His clients include Huawei, GitLab, Microsoft, Intel, Google, Sony Mobile, Deutsche Bank, Santander, HackerOne, Mattermost, SAP, FINOS Foundation, The Executive Center, data.world, Creative Commons, and others. He is the author of the critically-acclaimed The Art of Community, a columnist for Forbes and opensource.com, founder of the Community Leadership Summit and Open Collaboration Conferences, and co-founder of Bad Voltage. He is an advisor to AlienVault, Moltin, data.world, Mycroft, Open Networking Foundation, and Open Cloud Consortium.
“’have a go’ it sounds simplistic but don’t let your gut hold you back, go and have a go. And it’s amazing what you can do when you say ‘wouldn’t it be cool if we tried this’. Let’s see what happens… The companion piece to that is actually a quote from Winston Churchill where he said ‘keep buggering on’. And what that basically means is even when it’s tough, even when you’re struggling keep going… Even when you are tired, even when you’re exhausted keep going on and just have a go”…[Listen for More]
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Martin Morrison is a writer, ghostwriter, editor, speaker and radio presenter based in West Yorkshire. Following a 20-year career in sales, which included 15 years in advertising, Martin set a new course for himself, determined to live a more fulfilling and authentic life rather than making do with just another job. Since 2014, he has completely reinvented himself, delivering mindfulness-based courses within schools and other organisations, launching his own interview show on an Asian radio station, and ghostwriting and editing for entrepreneurs and professional speakers such as Richard McCann. Where next for Martin? Wherever his heart takes him as long as he is expressing his truth with clarity!
“have faith, believing yourself, believe in your ideas and be prepared to let those ideas evolve. If an idea is not working you have got to let it go or you have got to let it change into something that is more workable. More than anything have faith because having faith will allow you to learn from mistakes. Having faith will allow you to keep on moving forward even when you have got setbacks. And having faith will take you to the promised land wherever that is because you will have the tenacity, the open-mindedness and the explorative mindset if you like to find where the opportunities are”…[Listen for More]
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Ryan G Wright is the CEO of Do Hard Money and podcast host of Income Hacker. He has been teaching others in the real estate investment industry for more than 20 years, is author to five books, and has been a speaker for groups ranging from Bank of America to the ReCaptivate Conference.
“the first million dollars… So, when you are scaling from zero to a million of revenue for the year… The first million dollars is all about sales. And that’s a mistake I see a lot of entrepreneurs making is they try and have the perfect product, try and have the perfect customer service and the try to have the perfect whatever. And I am not saying those things and not important, you have got to have customers, you have got to have people in those things. But it’s all about sales, it’s all about revenue”…[Listen for More]
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As a young girl growing up in Norway, Annicken R Day fell in love with old Hollywood movies, especially the musical South Pacific from 1958. When she visited the Hawaiian island of Kaua’i thirty years later, she learned by coincidence that South Pacific had been filmed there and that the mystical island of Bali Ha’i indeed existed. That was when the idea for the story about Maya Williams first came to her, a story inspired by Annicken’s own life and experiences, and by people—and butterflies—she has met on her journey. After fifteen years as a leader and executive in the IT industry, Annicken jumped off the corporate treadmill in 2012 to start her own company, Corporate Spring, with a mission to make the corporate world a happier place. Since then she and her team have helped and trained thousands of leaders around the world on how to build thriving corporate cultures, high performing teams, and successful businesses. Annicken is the founder and CEO of Corporate Spring, co-author of the book Creative Superpowers, a public speaker, executive advisor, and a passionate maverick for new ways of thinking, working, and leading in the new world of work. Annicken spends the majority of her time between Oslo, London, and Los Angeles, where also her singer-songwriter daughter Matilde Redbridge lives.
“enjoyed the ride, don’t take things too seriously, have a laugh, things always work out in the end”…[Listen for More]
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After a successful IPO of a medical imaging company, Rick Smith quit his job to bring advanced technology to the beverage industry, co-founded HyVIDA Brands, invented a method of infusing hydrogen gas (a power antioxidant) into beverages and launched the World's first Hydrogen infused carbonated beverage.
“do you believe in yourself? …the opportunities are coming and going all the time, you recognise them, some aren’t so good, some are really good. Question is, do you believe in yourself to do something about it? Are you willing to take that leap? You have got to believe in yourself. And if you do then put a plan together… Don’t be a pig and try to own everything. Find partners with complimentary skills, share a little bit of the wealth with them, give them a little bit of skin in the game because it’s amazing how adding partners can help”…[Listen for More]
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Ken Kerry is Co-Founder and Executive Director of leading digital marketing company Script to Screen and the author of a new book that documents the secrets behind his campaigns for well-known brands. This Works Marketing, from Amazon Digital Services and co-authored by Michael Ashley, is based on experience with and feedback from clients who have enjoyed massive results. The book is a foundational blueprint for marketing strategy that has proven extremely successful for over three decades. Script to Scree is a performance-driven marketing agency with 30 years of experience transforming companies, such as Bare Minerals, Shark/Ninja, Gwynnie Bee, and NutriSystem, into bestselling brands. Kerry developed This Works Marketing based on consistent feedback from clients who have benefited from successful branding and sales generating campaigns conducted by Kerry and his team.
“love what you want to do. If you want to do something and you really have a passion for it and you believe you can add value that’s more important than anything… if you love what you do you never go to work… So, it’s really important to understand what it is that you want to bring to the world… That may be the simplest product, that may be a Sass business or that may be that little yoga studio. But if you are passionate about it and you can bring value to people you are going to be successful”…[Listen for More]
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Paul J Daly is the Founder and CEO Congruent Automotive, a full service creative marketing agency and the author of “The Automotive Manifesto: How Brand Connection Can Save Retail Automotive'. With almost two decades of business leadership experience and a deep understanding of the retail buying psyche, Paul’s approach to the challenges and opportunities facing the modern dealer is clear and human.
“understand your motivations. We can get into so many situations because our motivations are driven by ego driven by fear, driven by needing to prove something to somebody else. Even if that’s the case if you can at least acknowledge that’s what it is you will make better decisions and you will cause less destruction and more construction. So understand your motivation is the very best advice I could give”…[Listen for More]
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Ron Tite is a best-selling author, entrepreneur, and investor. He has always blurred the lines between art and commerce. He has been an award-winning advertising writer and Creative Director for some of the world’s most respected brands including Air France, Evian, Fidelity, Hershey, Johnson & Johnson, Kraft, Intel, Microsoft, Volvo and many others. He is Founder of Church+State, an agency that unifies content and advertising for global brands and media companies. He’s also an investor in Wavy, Unison, and AirFoil Media. He has written for television. Penned a children’s book. Wrote, produced and performed a hit play. Published an award winning comedy book. Created a branded art gallery. And was Executive Producer & Host of the award-winning comedy show, Monkey Toast. In demand as a speaker all over the world, Ron speaks to leading organizations about creativity, disruption, branding, and leadership. Ron’s first book was, Everyone’s An Artist - Or At Least They Should Be (Co-written by Scott Kavanagh and Christopher Novais), was published by HarperCollins in 2016. His most recent book, Think • Do • Say: How to Seize Attention and Build Trust in a Busy Busy World, has just hit store shelves.
“Pan for silver work for gold. And here is what I mean by that. A good idea might present itself but it is not going to present itself as a gold idea there just has to be something there that is intriguing. Either that could be a business model, that could be a person that you maybe want to bring onto your team, that might be a new idea for a new product, that might be an idea for a piece of content that you want to share. I think that too many people think that the great ideas, the great people, the great talent just presents itself, and that’s wrong. My experience in stand-up comedy knows this, that you go on stage with a bullet point and you go I think there is something here and you start it and it’s called the bit. And there is something to a bit. And a bit start with an insight, with an idea and then you just what we call in comedy you work the bit. You work it, you do it over and over again, you talk about it, you do it in a small room, you do it in a big room, you just perfect the bit over time. You pan for silver but you work for gold. And nothing is going to present itself to you, you need to do the work”…[Listen for More]
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Jonathan Denwood is a leading influencer in the WordPress space (with his own leading podcast in the eLearning entrepreneurship WordPress area) and a champion of the eLearning Entrepreneur who wants to build a substantial online business. Many people who have great experience and a lot of knowledge to share in their field get caught up with choosing and implementing the technology to publish their first course. Jonathan can really help in getting people to get over this hurdle so that they can really concentrate on marketing their course to its targeted audience. Jonathan also helps those who have found themselves trapped on a SaaS platform, which they have outgrown and want to move to the flexibility and power of WordPress and don’t know where to begin.
“don’t give up but be realistic. It’s a strange duality. If something is not working and it’s obviously not working you are going to have to change the business model… Most people give up too early because they don’t realise that this is going to take longer than they thought ”…[Listen for More]
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Author, coach, and principal of You Got This Public Speaking, Lisa Kleiman brings over 20 years’ experience helping people develop their communication skills. She’s held management and consulting positions at Fortune 500 companies and served as a faculty instructor teaching undergraduate and graduate university courses.
“don’t give up. If it’s truly something that you want to do then give it your all. If it’s a passion just know that you are going to have some hurdles but keep going forward. Learn as much as you can, do your homework, have a good business plan before you start, know what you are getting yourself into, know and expect that there will be changes and there will be forks in the road and you will have to learn which one to go down. Network as much as possible, have those mentors they can be really crucial in helping you go forward and then ultimately just have fun”…[Listen for More]
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Karen Mathis Designer, Stylist and Author Mathis enjoys creating and building at the start-up phase. Her fashion merchandising and marketing career exposed her to large scale, as well as private corporate operations, including owning her own retail businesses. Mathis is a lifelong learner, completing a Master’s of Science in Executive Leadership, at University San Diego in May 2016. She took a sabbatical and spent time in England writing a new book, Power of Appearance. She continues to style an exclusive clientele. Her latest project has drawn her to more research and writing. The book will be launched in 2019 with a book tour planned in Southern California and a few stops in the Midwest. She is married with three daughters and lives in San Diego, CA. Her personal mission is to use her knowledge to empower women. She consults, teaches, and writes. You can find her eBooks at Amazon.com: Fashion Buyer, Darling Where’s Your Wrap, and 8 Easy Pieces.
“please, please, please build your team of stakeholders from advisers to employees. Get the team, explore what you are good at, what are your strengths, admit what your weaknesses are and hire your team accordingly. Plug those holes in what you are not good at. I would say use the DISC model to help build that team so that they can work together with greater understanding… And I don’t think there is a leader out there that should not know situational leadership is a tool in training and leading their team. Learn about your leadership style it will help you keep good employees and help keep good employees feeling better about their job’s that’s the key”…[Listen for More]
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Omar Soliman is a published author, entrepreneur and TV personality. He is the Co-Founder & CEO of COLLEGE HUNKS HAULING JUNK, a national junk removal and moving franchise with over 120 franchises across the country. CHHJ was named one of the fastest growing franchises in the nation by Entrepreneur Magazine and currently employs over 2,000 people nationwide. Omar was named 'Top 30 Entrepreneurs in America Under 30' by INC magazine and is an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year winner. Omar has appeared as a frequent guest on FOX Business News, MSNBC and ABC's hit TV show Shark Tank. Omar co-authored his first book along with his business partner Nick Friedman titled EFFORTLESS ENTREPRENEUR. The book has become a national best seller and is a must read for anyone looking to start a business. Omar is a guest speaker at universities, high schools and corporate events.
“focus on a vision, focus on how that vision helps people, focus on how your company builds relationships and creates unique experiences for your clients and for your employees. And if you can do those things you’ve got something successful. You don’t need to invent the next Facebook or come up with some high-tech thing that nobody’s thought of. You can take simple businesses like moving like hauling like painting or plumbing and you can put a new-age spin on them and try to address and marketplace by solving the pain points that clients have. And you can do well at that so don’t always look for the next Google. Sometimes the business is right in front of you”…[Listen for More]
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Ben Gioia (“joya”) is a two-time best-selling author, speaker, & creator of the Influence With A Heart™ Method. If you’re a speaker, coach, consultant, or leader with a big idea, Ben will help you bring your book to the world, make it #1, and create a media explosion in just 99 days.
“really respect, love, honour and heed the call of being an entrepreneur. And trust yourself in that process. And… don’ t hold too tightly to exactly how success has to look. Let yourself be surprised all that you can imagine and even everything beyond that”…[Listen for More]
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Sean O'Meara is the founder and MD of Essential Content a specialist content and PR agency. He's worked with leading organisations including The Co-Op Bank and the BBC.
“take everything one day at a time… Know when to jack it in for the day”…[Listen for More]
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Jeremy Streten is a successful entrepreneur and lawyer applying his passion and experience to help entrepreneurs and small to medium sized business owners to succeed in their business so that they can live the life that they want to live.
“Get advice and to learn from others. You don’t know it all. No matter what you are a specialist in you will have blind spots and all the great business leaders have got advice. You don’t hear about it often but even the Steve Jobs ??? founders had a coach. All the great people in business know that they have their blind spots and so do you, so does everyone… so get advice, get help because if you don’t you will struggle in business ”…[Listen for More]
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At age 28, Prady Tewarie has started and sold over 28 businesses and is the current Founder and CEO of AZOTH LLC, a nootropic supplement company that has sold over 50K units worldwide. Prady holds a JD and is a professional bodybuilder.
“to not be focused on consistently having to raise more money… I don’t think you have a money problem I think you have a creativity problem… You have to find something that you can scale on and only then can you don’t more resourcing and money will cover that up a lot of times. So my biggest thing is you need to gain and understand consumer insight”…[Listen for More]
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Larry Ludwig has had a long, successful business and entrepreneurial career. He is always at the forefront of technology, digital marketing, and online business. It all started when he went to work for the ad agency Poppe Tyson in 1994. He helped create some of the first websites for the likes of JPMorgan Chase, LensCrafters, Minolta, T. Rowe Price, IBM, and ING Bank. In 1998, he went on to work for the successful startup Commerce One, where he helped integrate a B2B solution for companies, including Eastman Chemical and Schlumberger. Later in 2001, he ventured off on his own and created Empowering Media, a successful design, development, and web-hosting service. He helped build the technology infrastructure to host highly trafficked websites such as Comedy Central, GM, Thought Catalog, and Nielsen. In December 2009, Larry created the website Investor Junkie to help satisfy his own needs and the needs of others to find unbiased investment content. From scratch, he created the leading investing review and comparison site, generating revenue only from affiliate marketing. In July 2018, Larry successfully sold Investor Junkie for $6 million. When not joyriding in his Porsche 911 Turbo S, his current passion is helping other business owners leverage technology and digital marketing.
“ultimately being persistent and consistently doing something. Maybe changing your approach but ultimately having a vision and dreaming that goal that you want to achieve and go for it. Don’t be afraid, don’t be hesitant of what others say, the naysayers. Ultimately you have to do something. Just don’t sit there, take action”…[Listen for More]
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Marty Puranik is the founder, president, and CEO of Atlantic.Net, a profitable and growing hosting solutions provider in Orlando. Marty’s strengths as a leader and visionary have helped him lead a successful business for over two decades. Atlantic.Net thrives thanks to Marty’s strategic acumen, technical prowess, and his valuable, old-fashioned habits of thrift, modesty, and discipline.
“just get going because it will never be perfect. And if it is something you want to do answer the question for yourself if you can do it by doing it… Keep going, it’s not always easy, it’s difficult… In a traditional life everybody tells you to be a specialist, become really, really good at one thing. And if you are an entrepreneur you actually need to do the opposite you need to become at least competent… If you become C+ or B at a bunch of things that’s way, way more valuable. So, if you are a C+ or B person that can-do marketing and accounting, sales that’s way more important than if you are on A+ technical person and you can’t do any of the other things. Because you have got to keep all the plates spinning and you have to at least be confident that even if you are not strong in accounting when you meet somebody who is you will be able to evaluate them. So I would say work on being a broad person ”…[Listen for More]
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Julie Crockett is a property investing expert and buyers agent helping Australians to create their own financial independence through investing in quality residential property, Australia wide. Her team use Artificial Intelligence technology to source properties, giving her clients, many of whom are women, the edge when it comes to achieving outstanding investment results.
“do your homework and make sure that your idea is a viable idea… Get a good business coach or mentor who has already done what it is that you are wanting to do and to get that assistance along the way… Maintain a sense of humour at all times because you definitely need it. There will be great times in business and there will be probably some terrible times along the way. And if you think that’s not going to happen you need a reality check, it will happen at some point and it may happen at several points along your business journey”…[Listen for More]
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Lucas Rubix is a coach and mentor to over 10,000 online coaches, Founder of the Coaches University, and the host of the popular podcast, The Coaches Corner.
“develop, hone in, create it so you feel not just logically but… If you feel your why, if you know why you are doing this in the first place when everyone else is quitting. When I feel like quitting, I just think about the three other guys who are thinking the exact same thing, I remember my reason why am doing this and it pushes me through and it pulls me through. ”…[Listen for More]
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Kim Barrett is a world renowned Social Media Marketer, focusing on Facebook. He Is an International Best Selling Author,Speaker and Trainer, having taught marketing around the world and helping businesses grow to 6 and 7 figures. Your Social Voice helps businesses be heard on social media, and most importantly, build engagement, generate more leads and more sales.
“focus on systems first. So, lead systems, sales systems, recruiting systems, delivery systems, customer experience systems. I think if you can do that and you think about each area of your business as a system and you build around it long-term it’s much slower, much harder but long-term you set yourself up for tremendous success if you do that”…[Listen for More]
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Andrew Clark noticed something wrong with his industry. The expertise to do logistics really well was tied up in the heads of the staff and solution providers who only work for big business. This left smaller businesses unable to get the help they really needed to scale up their business.
“keep going and as Churchill says ‘when you are going through hell keep going’. So sometimes the journey really is really, really difficult and it can feel like hell and like nothing is working and you just need to keep going you can’t stop there is no Plan B you have just got to keep going”…[Listen for More]
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Mani Vaya is a former Computer Engineer who left a very lucrative hi-tech career to start 2000 Books in 2015. At 2000 Books, Mani and his team compress the knowledge from the world's best business and self-help books into 15 minute Videos and Audios. Mani is an insane book lover who has read over 1,500 business and self-help books.
“commit all the way if you want to become mighty successful”…[Listen for More]
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