Many real estate or business owners struggle with capital gains tax when they sell their assets. Brett Swarts is the CEO of Capital Gains Tax Solutions and every year equips hundreds of business professionals with the Deferred Sales Trust tool to help their high net worth clients solve capital gains tax deferral limitations. His company uses a deferred sales trust to help them gain tax deferral, liquidity, diversification (invest in stocks, bonds, and mutual funds) and freedom to buy investment real estate at their own timing, so they can create and preserve more wealth.
“higher the who, don’t be the how…. You have really got to focus on what your vision is and who is going to help you to achieve that vision and get there the fastest way and the most profitable way and what’s best for the customer. And that often means you got to hire that person, you’ve got to write the cheque, you’ve got to bring the team member on, you’ve got to do the coaching and you’ve got to do the delegation. But you’ve really got to hire that who instead of trying to be the how yourself and getting stuck in the procrastination mode”…[Listen for More]
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Kerrian Bard Fournier is the CEO & Founder of Vybrante Ventures, a professional services company dedicated to unlocking the highest level of performance for innovative companies, teams and professionals by igniting their vibrancy and innovation. Kerrian has 25+ years of experience in corporate strategy and is certified in coaching through iPEC.
“know what you are good at, really know… What are you looking to create? Not just what are you looking to sell, what does your business functionally do? But what are you looking to create?”…[Listen for More]
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Jen Grace Baron is an organization development leader with a track record of success leading large-scale initiatives in companies such as eBay, Hewlett Packard, and Johnson & Johnson. From both academic and applied perspectives, Jen enjoys asking new questions and connecting ideas in novel ways to innovate on how teams and organizations can grow faster and be stronger through inspiration. Jen lives for the experience where she partners with an organization to scale the next level of meaning, performance, and fulfillment then stands with them to catch the waves of positive impact that result. As the cofounder of InspireCorps, she creates and executes on inspiring partnerships that produce the greatest impact.
“my best advice to other entrepreneurs is to not be afraid to reach out to anyone… So, I would say get over it, just jump in at the deep end of the pool, reach out to people who you think you can serve and there could be some mutual benefit from the connection and amazing magical things can unfold”…[Listen for More]
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Natasha Wallace is founder and chief coach of Conscious Works, an organizational well being company. As a former HR Director, Natasha left her job having reached burnout. It led her to recognize that there are two fundamental things getting in the way of people staying well at work — self knowledge and self care. She set up her company and wrote her book, The Conscious Effect: 50 Lessons for Better Organizational Wellbeing, to help fix that problem. She now 'inspires a well world of work, coaching and advising leaders and their teams to create healthier and happier workplaces through a greater focus on wellbeing and its connection to high performance.
“take time out to take care of yourself and realise that working all of the hours that God sends isn’t going to produce the best results… Through consciously being aware of your habits and how you operate each day and through asking yourself the question of what do I actually do to take care of myself? It’s amazing how many people, especially parents do very little. So, I would say that is probably the single most important thing”…[Listen for More]
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Luke Buesnel started his media career as a commercial radio broadcaster and journalist - were he learnt how a powerful story can impact an audience. His company, Story League, is on a mission to create copywriting, podcasts and videos that are unique but driven by purpose and meaning for their clients.
“Be humble. No one knows the answer yet, no one knows whether you are going to succeed or you are going to fall away like so many of them. Being humbling what you do is very important in life… To me it’s just about being humble and realising that what you do is interesting, it’s unique and you are on an amazing journey. But if you start getting carried away with how brilliant and how awesome you are you will be heading for a fall pretty quickly”…[Listen for More]
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Dr. Roger Hall has had the good fortune to work with entrepreneurs, tech companies, big Fortune 20 companies, and professionals like lawyers, financial planners, and other high relationship sales people. He wants to influence our culture, so he enjoys working with companies that distribute information, create technology, and create entertainment
“keep your day job until your entrepreneurial job meets certain metrics that you have laid out in advance. I think it’s easy for other people to be cavalier with your life but they are not paying your bills, they are not raising your children. People over coffee or over drinks will tell you go for it you can do it but if you look at many of the successful entrepreneurs, they all started in garages working nights and weekends. Or their spouse had the day job with the healthcare until it got off the ground. So, I would encourage you to not quit your day job until your entrepreneurial venture meets certain metrics ”…[Listen for More]
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Lana Sackwild is a lucid dream coach & scientific researcher getting her Masters of Science in consciousness, spirituality, & transpersonal psychology. She is interested in analyzing what it is about the conscious states of mind individuals access during lucid dreams that have such transformational, empowering, and transpersonal properties. Her current research is focused on lucid dreaming for mitigating depression and its uses as a follow-up treatment in the mental health field. If you are somebody feeling lost, stuck, or without meaning & control over your life, Lana will guide you to lucidity, action, & achievement!
“remember that you are doing this for you. That it’s not people who are going to criticise you who count or it’s not about what other people think of what you are doing”…[Listen for More]
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David Meerman Scott is a marketing & business growth strategist, entrepreneur, advisor to emerging companies and author of 11 books, including the new Wall Street Journal best selling book FANOCRACY.
“it’s really important if you want to be an entrepreneur to start early… The longer you wait the harder it is. So consider if you are thinking about that journey to do it sooner rather than later”…[Listen for More]
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Dr. Nima Rahmany is best described as an “Edutainer,” and known by his fans as the “Rapping Stress Doctor,” Nima captivates and educates audiences of all ages with his unique ability to share his message of love, wisdom and life mastery through words, music and humor. “Instead of “learning to let go” - it’s wiser to learn to let love in.” ---Nima. “The final frontier of your healing journey is to make your mess your message.” ---Nima Dr. Nima has helped countless people in his 20+ years of practice as a Chiropractor and helps people who are stuck in toxic relationships who, career limbo, and emotional trauma overcome their anxiety and create powerfully aligned relationships by deepening their intimate relationship with the most important person of all: themselves. He studied at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College and he's the CEO and President of Westgate Wellness Centre.
“make it a priority to heal all of those wounds that stop you from feeling connected to that voice inside of you. That’s that voice inside of you that you are going to require on this path of becoming an entrepreneur. It is manned to for your success. So learn how to get connected with it otherwise it’s going to be a struggle”…[Listen for More]
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Frank Agin is president of AmSpirit Business Connections, which empowers entrepreneurs, sales representatives and professionals to become successful through networking. He also hosts the Networking Rx podcast, which has insights and interviews related to better business relationships. Finally, Frank is the author of several books, including Foundational Networking.
“One: get your debt under control. Don’t have a lot of debt because that will impair the types of things you do. Along the same lines have some money saved up. Give yourself lots of runway so this thing can take off. Don’t go into business with a bunch of credit card debt, a bunch of these obligations, don’t feel like you need to start with a fully decked out office with all the best equipment, start small. Don’t have a lot of financial commitments. What that does is that allows you to make smarter decisions ”…[Listen for More]
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Ed Krow works with executives and business owners who are struggling with people problems, such as adapting to changing business conditions and customer, investor, or community expectations. He turns irrelevant and ineffective HR functions into strategic contributors by aligning HR with the business objectives. As a result, Human Resources actually drives business results. To date, Ed has completed over 700 projects for more than 250 clients across nearly all industries. Ed is an advocate for using Organizational Development strategies to drive business results. He speaks to senior leaders across the United States and Canada about how to turn their people into strategic contributors. He is the author of, “Strategic HR: Driving Bottom-Line Results Through Your People”. Ed's clients and audiences include organizations as diverse as Johnson & Johnson, Goodwill Industries, Penn State University, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Utz Snack Foods. When he’s not working with clients, Ed can be found teaching at Millersville University. In his free time, Ed enjoys family time, travel, golf, the outdoors and Notre Dame and Baltimore Ravens football.
“be confident enough to go out to the marketplace with your goods and services but be willing to adapt on-the-fly if you see that the market needs something a little different. And above all else stay in your joy and your genius zone. Don’t sell out your soul to make a dollar. To me that’s just like working for the man. If you don’t love what you’re doing as an entrepreneur then don’t do it. Find something you love and then put your heart into that. And to me that’s what being an entrepreneur is all about. It doesn’t mean there’s no work, it doesn’t mean it’s not going to be hard; it just means that during those hard times you can still enjoy the journey”…[Listen for More]
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A British Industrial designer Matt Barnett moved to Australia and founded Bonjoro after a couple of startup failures, growing to a team across 7 countries in 3 years. Matt’s love of building great products is only surpassed by his total commitment to building great business culture, and his goal is to be the next Zappos, to be most loved brand in the world.
“don’t give up. It takes years… If at first you don’t succeed keep trying, keep trying, keep trying. The ones of us that tend to make it tend to be the people who keep trying and don’t give up. There is a high failure rate but failure is not the end of the road it’s just another point on the learning curve. So do not give up whatever you do”…[Listen for More]
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Matt LaClear is an SEO expert and Founder of the marketing agency Your Ad Squad, LLC. Matt and his team work with small and large companies in any given industry with one main purpose in mind - to double the size of a client's business. He teaches how to utilize the biggest referral targets to result in huge dividends. Matt's got a great story, offers tons of marketing experience, and loves to deliver valuable SEO tips and advice to listeners.
“if you are a person who is not easily offended you are going to do a lot better in your business and you are going to be able to be a lot more stable with your partners and with your vendors with your employees and with yourself… Your emotions have to be in check. And if you do not have a good internal dialogue with yourself it is going to be hard. And that is why I recommend that you get that under control. If you are not easily offended right now then you are in good shape. Just go for it. Get that under control first it doesn’t take long, just a few weeks even. Get a different mindset and get a positive mindset and then start the business, then you are going to do great ”…[Listen for More]
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Gaston Martinez is the Founder and CEO of IZO, which sustainably produces a collection of premium, handcrafted agave spirits according to centuries of tradition in the heart of Durango, Mexico. A native of Durango, Martinez created the IZO brand to carry out his lifelong vision of preserving the legacy of pure, all-natural Mezcal for which his hometown is known. “In my family and culture, Mezcal was a symbol of celebration and the pure enjoyment of life,” explains Martinez. Now, alongside a team of hand-picked local talent, he proudly shares the experience of an award-winning Mezcal - the first of many IZO fine, handcrafted agave spirits - with the world beyond Durango. Made sustainably from slow-roasted, wild agave hearts harvested on local ranches, every sip of IZO Mezcal speaks to generations of Mezcaleros bringing people together around shared values of community, celebration, and savoring the reward of a job well done. Every aspect of IZO pays respect to its point of origin, from the locally-sourced Onyx stopper featured atop the bottle, to the elegant, minimalist design that allows the flavorful spirit within to shine. The smooth, sophisticated taste of IZO Mezcal tells the story of centuries’ old Mexican tradition and of one man’s vision to share it with the world.
“never give up. If you think that it’s going to get easy, it won’t, time will pass. But if you don’t give up you will be happy after the results after you just keep doing it”…[Listen for More]
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Kenny Harper works with businesses to increase leads, sales and profits through strategy, systems and value journey optimization. He is the senior marketing advisor and partner at attraction marketing agency, Rock My Image. He is an international speaker and the author of several books on marketing, including Amplify Your Business.
“being open to receive coaching. Being vulnerable and saying hey look I could use help with this. Maybe I’m doing good but I could always be doing better. Admitting you can always be doing better, having a growth mindset. Champions have coaches, winning teams have coaches. This is not necessarily a self plug because I am a coach this is coaches for anything whether it’s a business coach or a life coach, a coach who can help someone with leadership, with speaking, with doing podcasts, with their finances, their sales. Coaches work with people to pull the best out of what they do ”…[Listen for More]
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Only 27 years old, Rachel Richards quit her job and retired, with over $10,000 per month in passive income! She is the bestselling author of “Money Honey” and “Passive Income, Aggressive Retirement.” Rachel is also a real estate investor, professional speaker, and former financial advisor. She has successfully done what no one has done before: made the topic of money management fun, entertaining, and simple!
“when you are an entrepreneur you have to be proactive about your calendar. Do not let your calendar rule your life. Everything you say yes to means you are saying no to something else. So you have to be proactive with your big goals and priorities and put those on your calendar first otherwise your calendar will fill it with everyone else’s big goals and priorities. So just make sure that you are protecting your time”…[Listen for More]
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Kelly Mortimer has 20 years of experience in hotels and resorts across the UK, internationally and in the 5* luxury London hotel market. Personally selling and delivering weddings and events for some of the worlds leading hotel names such as Claridge’s, Rosewood and Mandarin Oriental. Before running her hugely successful consultancy business she led the wedding re-branding, sales strategy and ultimately increased wedding sales year on year for a portfolio of 45 hotels across the UK. This included managing and training a team of 50 wedding coordinators ensuring they maximised sales. Which they did very successfully!
“question if there is a genuine need for your service or your product. Yes, you can create need but is it just a nice idea or something you just want to do or is this something that people will actually pay for that’s going to make their lives better or that’s going to give them more money in their business. Question is this something that there is a genuine need for?”…[Listen for More]
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Leslie Strong is the CEO of The Sandboxx. The Sandboxx is a sponsorship technology that accelerates leadership, inclusion and engagement in organizations. As an empowerment coach Leslie wrote ‘The YOU Factor, walking women through regaining their personal power in all areas of life.
“Know that that’s who you are, to know that you are an entrepreneur. And if that is who you are then to just go for it, trust yourself, take those leaps of faith. I think there is a crazy stat that for 80 companies or 80 projects that entrepreneurs starts only one will be successful. So I think failure is really just knowing that failure isn’t failure it’s just leading us to the next place and it’s just a way of being. Being an entrepreneur is just a way of being and we just have to accept that and keep going and not letting anyone tells different”…[Listen for More]
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Peter Mare has been working has been working in a corporate career for the last 18 years. Two years ago his life changed when he read a little book called 'Rich dad Poor dad'. With a complete mindset change from corporate to entrepreneurship, started investing and trading in property on the side. Now about to leave corporate…
“read loads of self-development books, eat healthy, go for walks and believe in yourself”…[Listen for More]
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Brett Trembly is the founder of Trembly Law Firm, a franchise and business law firm in Miami. The firm has grown from one attorney in 2011, to ten attorneys and twenty employees, representing some of the largest businesses in the eastern United States, as well as many local, small businesses. All clients are equally important, as the firm’s mission is to protect the economy one business at a time. Brett grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and moved to Miami in 2005 to attend the University of Miami School of Law.
“have got to do what you love. What I mean by that is people say ‘I don’t want to work my whole life.’ Well it’s only work if you are not enjoying what you are doing. I think humans get fulfilment out of being productive and out of working when it’s something that they really want to do. And whether that’s changing other people’s lives or whether it’s inventing something or whether it’s creating a product or whether it’s writing books if you can figure out… Being able to analyse what you really want in life and finding how you can merge that with your day-to-day activities of being productive and providing value to your fellowmen and making a good living out of it is really the sweet spot… You have got to be happy so you have got to find out what you want to do with your 24 hours in a day that is going to make you happy and be productive”…[Listen for More]
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Manuj Aggarwal is an entrepreneur, investor, and CTO of TetraNoodle, a software consulting company that helps startup founders with tech projects. Manuj started his career at the age of 15, working in a factory for twelve hours a day, six days a week, earning a cool $2 per day. While Manuj had no contacts or resources, he was determined to improve his life and realized education and the right training was the only way for him to achieve his goals.
“focus on revenue, build a solid team and work on your mind as much as you work on your business because your personal life, your mind, your mindset, your belief systems, they contribute much much, more into your business than you realise. So if you don’t pay attention to these things now please start paying attention to these because the more you work on yourself the better results you will see in your business as well”…[Listen for More]
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Serial entrepreneur Christoph Bertsch founded Vejo in 2015 after going through a personal journey to improve his own health. In his search for nutritional truth and driven by his entrepreneurial curiosity, he discovered that often recommendations from governments, scientific papers, and even doctors had conflicting information about how to be healthy. Through the process of building Vejo, Christoph uncovered many facts about the food industry, ultimately realizing that Vejo would have to build its entire ecosystem in order to provide accessible, personalized, and convenient nutrition. Prior to Vejo, Bertsch has founded six successful companies in Germany primarily in the technology and fashion sectors.
“you need in your company two or three builders. And a builder for me is somebody you can throw on a topic and there is nothing established, there is no structure, the person starts and just starts to build it for you. And stay away from managers when you build a business. It’s like you start something and you have one or two builders around you and you hire somebody who wants to manage a process that is not in place and they fail with it. That’s horrible. Find people early-stage who’ve built business by themselves even if they failed. But they know where you are right now and they understand you in the beginning when you build your business”…[Listen for More]
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Robert Kennedy III wants to live in a world where people are no longer afraid to confidently tell their stories...and they can also eat Reese's Peanut Butter cups for every meal without any repercussions. His work as a keynote speaker and trainer in the area of leadership communication has led him to work with organizations such as the AARP, Barnes & Noble, Panda Restaurant Group, Comscore as well as TV appearances on Fox and CW.
“be grateful every single day. Waking up and being grateful for the journey and being grateful for way you are… Giving thanks for something and operating with an attitude of gratitude every day”…[Listen for More]
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Braydan Young is the Head of Growth and co-founder at Sendoso. Braydan is an experienced sales leader with years of expertise in building and creating strong brands. He possesses impressive sales skills to adapt quickly when hunting for new leads and converting inbound opportunities. He has a natural ability to understand client pain points and needs, often before the client is even able to articulate them. Braydan has always championed the entrepreneurial spirit, and before Sendoso, he also co-founded CoffeeSender.
“if you haven’t already started working on your idea, like going for it then go for it. I think no time is better than now and then to constantly ask for feedback. There is so many people that are willing to help… I think there is tons and tons of people that are willing to help. So ask for help, you are not alone in doing anything you are trying to accomplish”…[Listen for More]
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Paul Hargreaves is the founder and CEO of Cotswold Fayre, a speciality food and drink wholesaler in the UK. As an ambassador for the rapidly growing B Corp movement in the UK, he is is one of the leading voices in the UK encouraging and inspiring businesses to make the world a better place. Since the publication of his book, Forces for Good, in 2019, he is increasingly being asked to speak to other business leaders about business and personal change to this end.
“Rather than surrounding yourself with people who will agree with what you are doing try and put some people in your life who will always challenge what you are doing… Knowing what you are weak at, getting people who are the opposite of you in your life and in your business is always going to help you be a better business person”…[Listen for More]
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