David Carmell is the CEO and Founder of the management consulting firm CSuite Advantage and DealRockit, the breakthrough new digital platform and business development technology that revolutionizes how firms and enterprises invest in their ecosystem. Carmell has over two decades of experience in business ownership, senior executive management, M&A, start-ups, SaaS, and consulting. During his career, Carmell acquired, owned, integrated and managed turnaround companies in distribution, remanufacturing, logistics, automotive and transportation. He is a recognized global top 50 thought leader on customer experience and has a unique understanding of the challenges and complexities faced by business owners and stakeholders today.
“this will be the greatest time to be an entrepreneur. Innovation, creation will be off the charts. Fact that people are at home with the digital world you had time to look at a new playing field. The playing fields are only going to become more levelled for you. The places where you have been spending time in the past you are not going to have to worry about, there’s going to be ecosystems on these platforms that are going to make it happen for you, you are going to bring in more people than you ever before and you are not going to be wasting time. You are going to be able to save time and rocket growth”…[Listen for More]
To Listen or to Get the Show Notes go to https://wp.me/p6Tf4b-7AM
Jennifer Locke is a ghostwriter and author coach who has helped her clients land book deals with business and Big Five presses. Jennifer also helps her clients get publication in high-profile publications such as Forbes and Harvard Business Review.
“build a business that looks like you, not one that you think you should have. There are so many different ways to build a successful business, there are so many other people who are doing it differently, and everybody’s business is individual and the temptation is to look over your shoulder all the time and to see what others are doing. And of course that’s natural as you are figuring out what works for you but we get caught in a trap when we get stuck in should and thinking that our businesses should look a certain way because that’s what the other person is doing and they are having success in that field”…[Listen for More]
To Listen or to Get the Show Notes go to https://wp.me/p6Tf4b-7AH
Kellsie Moore is an Actress and On-Camera Expert for purpose-driven entrepreneurs; helping you look, sound and FEEL great on camera. She helps them craft their unique message in a way that creates a powerful and authentic connection to their audience through video, so they can stand out from the crowd and become a magnetic brand. Everything she coaches stems from a personal development perspective to help her clients become more natural, comfortable, charismatic, and confident in front of the lens to make the impact they desire and finally enjoy doing video!
“know why you are doing this because if you don’t have some in your bones deep level soulful meaning of something that drives you and pushes you every day then you are quite possibly maybe not going to make it. Because it’s challenging and it’s a long road and take lots of commitment. I’m just really know your why and lock that in and believe it and hold onto that because that will fuel you for that decade-long journey. Like buckle in and go and do it it will help keep that motivation up”…[Listen for More]
To Listen or to Get the Show Notes go to https://wp.me/p6Tf4b-7AC
Steve Judge’s uplifting yet poignant journey will inspire you to achieve your own journey of excellence. Sharing his unique story with takeaways he’ll explain the many times he picked himself up after being knocked down. Going from wheelchair to world champion and onwards to successful professional speaker, author and coach.
“the best advice I could give if you want to achieve your goal, your gold as I would call it is VBA. That’s three words vision, benchmark, action. Make sure you know what your vision is, find out what it is, get a vision board or draw a picture. Tell people what your vision is, where are you going on this journey. After that get benchmarks. For goodness sake start recording where you are now. You want more money in your bank account? What does your bank account say no? Do you want to lose weight? How much do you weigh now? Do you want to run faster? Then how fast do you run now? Benchmark it then you can see your progress and that will be motivating as you see you getting better. And stronger when you are demotivated look at how far you’ve come”…[Listen for More]
To Listen or to Get the Show Notes go to https://wp.me/p6Tf4b-7Ay
Aaron McHugh is an executive transformation coach, enterprise agility consultant, writer, podcaster, adventurer, author of Fire Your Boss: Discover Work You Love Without Quitting Your Job and career liberator who is learning to master a sustainable work-life play rhythms woven into his every day routine.
“believe in yourself and no one else will believe in your idea as much as you do. And that isn’t your goal to try and get other people to be as passionate about it or as fervently believing about what it is you see in the world. That’s what you are entrusted to do, that’s what you are entrusted to steward. And it’s great to get other people to come along but they don’t actually have to match your passion or your belief or your conviction metre. You can still move forward and just know that’s what your role is to play is you are the one to carry the torch and the flag”…[Listen for More]
To Listen or to Get the Show Notes go to https://wp.me/p6Tf4b-7Au
Marc Summe is the CEO of Minute7, which tracks time and expenses for professional service businesses. Minute7 helps professionals service businesses get paid faster from their customers. The company is bootstrapped, has thousands of users and doubled its revenue last year.
“entrepreneurship is hard, there is going to be difficult times, you have got to keep going. I think one thing that has been helpful to me is having a network of other people doing similar things. You know it can be kind of lonely especially if you are surrounded by people who are all working corporate jobs and don’t really understand what you are doing. So, I would encourage people to build a network of folks that are working trying to build something themselves and facing similar struggles that you can talk to because I think that can be really helpful ”…[Listen for More]
To Listen or to Get the Show Notes go to https://wp.me/p6Tf4b-7Aq
Melissa Beasley is a natural skin care formulator, the founder of Love-Essential Skin Care, and the mother of two amazing boys. After a toxic marriage led to a devastating divorce she and her boys moved in with her parents and she started the process of rebuilding. She started making skincare in her parents’ kitchen as a way to support herself and her boys, and Love-Essential Skin Care was born. She still manufactures products for Love-Essential Skin Care, and creates custom product lines for spas and salons, but now she has a bigger mission. She uses the skills she learned while rebuilding her own life to help other women rebuild after abuse and divorce have torn them down. It is her dream to see women become completely free from the burdens of their trauma and create a life of vitality and joy.
“do your inner work because you can know the perfect strategy and never do it. And we are really, really good at talking ourselves out of doing the things we need to do to grow our business like calling a contact or calling someone to ask them if they would like to carry our products. And so clearing those inner fears of doing that work… Are you doing the things that you do out of love for yourself or out of some sort of should that you have from the world? Because it’s out of obligation to somebody else building a business is hard and it takes a lot of work and if you are not doing it out of some sense of love and joy for yourself it’s hard to show up to that work every single day. And so keeping in mind why you want to do this is something that is really important”…[Listen for More]
To Listen or to Get the Show Notes go to https://wp.me/p6Tf4b-7Am
Mark Thompson is the co-founder of PayKickstart.com - a SaaS that is reinventing the modern-day shopping cart and affiliate management, helping thousands of businesses and Entrepreneurs sell more, maximize customer lifetime value and automate subscription commerce. Mark has spent over a decade in the world of marketing and software, selling over $20+ million dollars of his flagship training programs and software.
“it may sound simple but just do, just implement and don’t be afraid to make mistakes… I find that so many people for whatever reason are afraid to implement and just start doing. And I think part of it is they are afraid to fail and so they don’t actually go and do. So that’s one thing that I think that if you want to be successful in being an online business you need to just go and do and implement and if you make mistakes just learn from them. And if you have given it your best shot and even if you don’t succeed that okay. But hopefully it’s a learning experience so the next venture that you create you can do better at”…[Listen for More]
To Listen or to Get the Show Notes go to https://wp.me/p6Tf4b-7Ah
Robert Berry is a leading New York City-based art gallerist, consultant, and advisor. Having represented many of Manhattan's top art galleries, and with over 15 years’ experience selling and collecting fine art, Robert launched his own gallery, Robert Berry Gallery in New York City this year. Robert Berry Gallery’s newest show, Impressionable, featuring nine breathtaking works of rock icons by Chicago-based artist John Ruby. With millions quarantined as a result of the global coronavirus pandemic, a new emphasis has been placed on mental health and wellness. Art provides both questions and answers during an uncertain time. Robert can share how he opened his own online art gallery after 15+ years of working in New York City’s vibrant art world. He can also share tips for those looking to invest in art, and how to find affordable art that will gain long-term value. Robert can also discuss the meaning of today’s health and economic crisis on art, and what the new show - Impressionable - has to say about the current global health crisis, as well as the business of art and the future of art as an investment. Robert earned his B.A. in Art History from Stony Brook University, and his M.A. in Art History and Criticism from Brooklyn College where he focused on post-war American painters.
“it’s never a good time to start and the best thing you can do is try something out now. Can you sell your offerings without any special equipment and expensively designed websites or a marketing plan. You should be able to sell now in some capacity and if not it’s likely something is wrong with what you are selling and changes and adjustments may be needed. Does your customer need it and want it at prices you are offering? You should be able to not only sell and deliver on it but offer it to a market that truly needs it”…[Listen for More]
To Listen or to Get the Show Notes go to https://wp.me/p6Tf4b-7Ad
A former corporate girl, Chala Dincoy is the CEO of The Repositioning Expert. She’s a Marketing Strategist who helps B2B service providers reposition their message to successfully sell to corporations. She's also obsessed with all things fitness and stealing hugs from her 11-year old Logan.
“niche down (and get an elevator pitch)”…[Listen for More]
To Listen or to Get the Show Notes go to https://wp.me/p6Tf4b-7A7
Danessa Knaupp is an executive coach dedicated to shifting the global conversation on leadership. She has supported executives across every major industry and is known as a candid, compassionate and courageous leadership partner. She is the author of the best-selling leadership manual, Naked at Work: A Leader’s Guide to Fearless Authenticity.
“notice yourself, notice your experience, notice when you are trying to stay comfortable, notice what people really respond to in you and then think about how do you structure your work, your business, your life in a way that consistently brings out the best in you”…[Listen for More]
To Listen or to Get the Show Notes go to https://wp.me/p6Tf4b-7A2
Patrick Frazier brings clients more than 35 years “in the trenches” operating experience as a business executive in the technology, banking and transportation industries. He has served vice president of operations, director systems development, executive coach and business process improvement on high growth company leadership teams. These experiences create tremendous “connection” with client executive teams, along with the ability to empathize with the daily challenges and opportunities. Pat understands how to create award-winning results and cultures. He guides company executives in finding and keeping A-players, getting the right people in the right seats, developing and putting an actionable strategic plan in place and having the discipline to execute and hit milestones. By applying the 7 Attributes of Agile Growth methodology, Pat assists businesses and executive teams to understand their options, and to achieve the maximum value from their business.
“you have got to love it all. If you are making widgets for the man and you want to go and start your own widget company you have got to understand what that widget company is. You have got to understand it and you have got to love it all. You have got to love the marketing piece and the sales piece on the buy / build peace and the delivery piece and the customer service piece and then the accounting piece. You have got to love the whole business”…[Listen for More]
To Listen or to Get the Show Notes go to https://wp.me/p6Tf4b-7zX
Peter Winick is the founder and CEO of Thought Leadership Leverage. For the past two decades he has helped individuals and organizations build and grow revenue streams through designing and growing their thought leadership platforms as well as acting as a guide and advisor for increasing business to business sales of thought leadership products. His clients come from a diverse set of backgrounds and specialties. They include New York Times bestselling business book authors, members of the Speakers’ Hall of Fame, recipients of the Thinkers50 award, CEOs of public and privately held companies, and academics at prestigious institutions such as Yale, Wharton, Dartmouth, and London School of Business. Peter has built his career and Thought Leadership Leverage to serve the needs of these individuals and others like them. Specifically he uses his entrepreneurial experience and spirit along with a passion for using relationships to leverage growth to help: CEOs, business owners, and internal practice leaders looking to grow revenue, revitalize marketing, and improve customer experience through applying the principles of thought leadership; Other business leaders and experts seeking to build out their ideas into a platform so they can launch content and products to create a lasting impact in various companies around the globe; and, “Traditional” thought leaders who want to build or grow their practice, increase their effectiveness in content creation and marketing as well as extend their reach into existing and new clients. Peter uses a combination of art, science, logic, focus, passion, and creativity to transform a thought leader’s great ideas into a platform and practice so they can effectively reach business leaders and executives to serve them the tools they and their organizations need.
“if it’s your first time in the game you will totally underestimate what it will take. And by what it will take I mean time, energy, effort, resources and dollars. I think business plans the way they traditionally have been done where you’ve got cash flow projections and all of that stuff for most businesses are a total waste of time and energy. I think you need to realise it will take you longer, it will cost more money, it’s going to take more energy. And listen to the market and get over yourself. The market will tell you the truth. Individuals don’t have the power to do that as cleanly as the market does”…[Listen for More]
To Listen or to Get the Show Notes go to https://wp.me/p6Tf4b-7zS
John Vuong is the owner and founder of Local SEO Search. He helps small and medium-sized businesses rank on Google and dominate their local market. John puts a strong emphasis on relationships and treats his client’s like family, wanting to not only help them rank but to help their business grow and succeed.
“don’t give up. I know there is a very high failure rate in terms of people that give it X amount of time - six months, three months, one year, two years… There’s things that you have to in terms of the benchmark look back at how do people survive if they didn’t have what you have in terms of the ability to make it successful. So benchmark yourself. Because if you understand what differences you have in terms of an entrepreneur skill set you are way more valuable than someone that’s an employee because your mindset is completely different. So don’t give up because there are resources, there are people, there is free tools out there, there is great people that that even can provide great valuable insight that is willing to help you because the most successful people out there in the world are the most helpful and the friendliest people out there if you reach out and you ask questions ”…[Listen for More]
To Listen or to Get the Show Notes go to https://wp.me/p6Tf4b-7zN
Hayden Crabtree is a commercial value add real estate investor, self storage expert, and author of best selling 'Skip The Flip: Secrets the 1% Know About Real Estate Investing'
“separate yourself from the pack. When other people are listening to music you should be listening to podcasts or audiobooks… Go above and beyond don’t just become a passive networker in terms of listening to content and meeting people. It’s called net work and it requires work to do so if you want to become a successful entrepreneur… you need to start building out that network of other people. And I would tell you go and meet as many people, local business owners, by then coffee, take them to lunch and start building relationships with other entrepreneurs”…[Listen for More]
To Listen or to Get the Show Notes go to https://wp.me/p6Tf4b-7zJ
Robert Angel is a speaker, author, and entrepreneur. His forthcoming book is Game Changer: The Story of Pictionary and How I Turned a Simple Idea into the Bestselling Board Game in the World (June 2020). In 1985, using a few simple tools, a Webster's paperback dictionary, a No.2 pencil, and a yellow legal pad, he created the phenomenally successful and iconic board game Pictionary®. Putting together the first 1000 games by hand in his tiny apartment, Angel mastered all the needed business skills including sales, marketing and distribution before selling the game to Mattel in 2001. Today, he makes his home in Seattle where he is involved in philanthropy and mentors young entrepreneurs.
“you kind of act like a spider because what he does is… You’ve got this web and you look at it you see it go oh my gosh it’s amazing, it’s beautiful and he doesn’t plan that spiderweb, he doesn’t know where is going to put it, he just kind of stands there, jumps, total intuition somewhere else. And he goes okay here I am now I go back and start making my web and get the points down… Just jump, wherever you land then you go different direction and you just keep going until you get that web built”…[Listen for More]
To Listen or to Get the Show Notes go to https://wp.me/p6Tf4b-7zF
Professor John Rizvi is a Board Certified Patent Attorney, Adjunct Professor of law, and recognized speaker in the field of intellectual property. He has over 25 years of experience in patent and trademark law and is one of the first group of attorneys ever to be Board Certified as an expert in this field. He is a recognized TED Talker with 2 of his talks featured last year in Inventor’s Digest in a listing of the “top 10 TED Talks for Inventors” and is the best-selling author of "Escaping the Gray" and "Think and Grow Rich for Inventors".
“become comfortable with being uncomfortable. I would have a slight spin on that because I don’t think it’s really good to be uncomfortable but what I would say is become comfortable with uncertainty. And that’s been something that held me back for years. Like if you have uncertainty you feel as if something is wrong but I think as an entrepreneur just reaching a level in your thinking where you have uncertainty about steps or actions but that is just par for the course, that’s just how things are going to be.”…[Listen for More]
To Listen or to Get the Show Notes go to https://wp.me/p6Tf4b-7zA
Rayne Guest is founder and CEO of R-Water, whose patented computerized device is helping fight COVID-19. Installed in facilities like hospitals and nursing homes, R-Water uses only pure salt, softened water, electricity to produce a nontoxic healthcare-grade disinfectant that kills pathogens lightning fast, and a nontoxic all-purpose cleaner and degreaser.
“unless you are starting a business that keeps you up at night thinking about it don’t do it. Wait until you really have a passionate cause that you can go after that you can use your entrepreneurialism for. And as you go into business really keep your karma in check. There is going to be multiple times throughout a business where you have a choice to make and the most cost-effective choice may not be the most karmically correct choice. I say even if it costs your bank account little bit more go with the proper choice”…[Listen for More]
To Listen or to Get the Show Notes go to https://wp.me/p6Tf4b-7zv
Robert Wright is the founder of Wright Law Office, PLLC - a boutique virtual law practice that helps e-commerce sellers across the globe protect and scale their online businesses. Since launching his practice, Robert has advised thousands of e-commerce sellers on how to protect their personal assets, bulletproof their brands, weaponize their works and safeguard their sales online.
“Figure out your why. Really ask yourself why do you want to start this journey? What are you looking to accomplish? If it’s to make money there might be easier ways to do it. You are going to inevitably find yourself in a spot where the journey is difficult. And understanding that why in that moment is going to help you get past that spot”…[Listen for More]
To Listen or to Get the Show Notes go to https://wp.me/p6Tf4b-7zr
Dr Dennis Jaffe, a member of Wise Counsel Research, is a San Francisco-based advisor to families about family business, governance, wealth and philanthropy. He is author of Borrowed from Your Grandchildren: The Evolution of 100-Year Family Enterprises; Cross Cultures: How Global Families Negotiate Change Across Generations; Stewardship in your Family Enterprise: Developing Responsible Family Leadership Across Generations, and Working With the Ones You Love. His global insights have led to teaching or consulting engagements in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America. The Family Firm Institute awarded him the 2017 International Award for service, and in 2005 he received the Beckhard Award for service to the field. In 2020 he was awarded a special commendation as an individual thought leader in the field of wealth management by the Family Wealth Report. He has a BA degree in Philosophy, MA in Management, and Ph.D. in sociology, all from Yale University, and professor emeritus of organizational systems and psychology at Saybrook University in San Francisco.
“be thoughtful, to seek out other people. We have not talked about how entrepreneurship is not an individual behaviour it’s a way of building a culture and building a community. And I think that entrepreneurs have to build a community of people rather than think it’s my idea and I am going to do it on my own and that the other people are just going to come in and help me do my idea. Those that are community builders, those that build a team, those that bring in other people those are the people that are successful”…[Listen for More]
To Listen or to Get the Show Notes go to https://wp.me/p6Tf4b-7zk
Dr. Allen Lycka has been acknowledged as one of the leading cosmetic dermatologists in the world for three decades. A pioneer in cosmetic surgery, he helped to develop laser assisted tumescent liposuction - an advanced body sculpture technique, and Moh’s Micrographic Surgery, an advanced means of removing skin cancer with 99% success. He has lived and practiced in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada since 1989. He’s written 17 books, 30+ academic papers and hosted the number one internet radio show in the world - Inside Cosmetic Surgery Today. He is a co-founder of Doctors for the Practice of Safe and Ethical Aesthetic Medicine and founder of The Canadian Skin Cancer Association. He has won the prestigious Consumers Choice Award For Cosmetic Surgery for 16 consecutive years.
“it’s not what happens to you it’s what you do with what happens. That is a very fundamental thing that I think everybody must realise. It’s a very fundamental tenant that people really must take to heart. Remember that over and over again. If something goes wrong remember maybe it’s teaching you a lesson, maybe you could learn from that lesson and be better off. I would not want to go through my diagnosis of ALS again but look where it’s taken me, look at the journey it’s taken me on. You know it taught me a lot of lessons and I think that’s the important thing. It’s not what happens to you it’s what you do with what happens”…[Listen for More]
To Listen or to Get the Show Notes go to https://wp.me/p6Tf4b-7zf
Beth Armknecht Miller is an accomplished author, speaker, and solution provider; her insight and expertise make her a sought-after leadership influencer. A serial entrepreneur and executive coach as well as a former Vistage Chair of 13 years, Beth is featured in numerous industry blogs and publications including Entrepreneur, Leadercast, and TalentCulture.com. Her book, “Are You Talent Obsessed?,” compiles her best practices for business leaders.
“quickly learn from your failures, adjust and move on”…[Listen for More]
To Listen or to Get the Show Notes go to https://wp.me/p6Tf4b-7zb
Nick Wolny is a writer and messaging strategist helping entrepreneurs write content faster than ever before. He’s given over 40 live TV interviews commenting on marketing and technology, writes articles for Entrepreneur, Business Insider, and Social Media Examiner, and has been featured with Reader’s Digest, Mens’ Health, VICE, the Houston Chronicle, and USA Today.
“launch often then keep tuning into your core audience… Get on the phone with people in your audience. If you have got a new subscriber ask them if they will get on the phone with you for 10 or 15 minutes and you could just ask them some questions about what they are working on and you will discover that that market research process goes so much faster. And you are also going to discover that there are always cool new products, programs and services to create using your existing expertise and your existing knowledge that are going to help you grow your business in the long run”…[Listen for More]
To Listen or to Get the Show Notes go to https://wp.me/p6Tf4b-7z7
Sean Castrina is a bestselling author of 8 Unbreakable Rules for Business Startup Success and the fictional tale The Greatest Entrepreneur in the World. Sean is an active entrepreneur and CEO having started more than 20 companies in the last 25 years. He has guest lectured on entrepreneurship at some of America's finest colleges. He hosts The Ten Minute Entrepreneur, a top 10 business podcast on iTunes.
“become a great entrepreneur and you will eventually start a great business. Work on you. The common denominator of great companies is a great founder so become a great entrepreneur. Develop the skills, develop the qualities great entrepreneurs have which I shared in this podcast little earlier”…[Listen for More]
To Listen or to Get the Show Notes go to https://wp.me/p6Tf4b-7z3
Carla Johnson is a world-renowned storyteller, entertaining speaker, and a prolific author. Over the last two decades, she’s helped people leverage the art of storytelling to inspire action through amazing experiences. Today, she travels the world teaching anyone (and everyone) how to cultivate idea-driven teams that breed unstoppable creativity and game-changing innovation.
“put aside other people’s expectations of what your entrepreneurial journey would look like. And I think one of those expectations is that when you start and have an entrepreneurial life that you are working 24/7. And I think especially as an entrepreneur you need to make sure that you take time away from your business because it’s with that time away that you come back with a fresh perspective. Both energy but also ideas and a lot of blind spots go away. So, it’s that ability to make sure that your journey as an entrepreneur is true to what you believe and not falling into that trap of all this is what entrepreneurs do”…[Listen for More]
To Listen or to Get the Show Notes go to https://wp.me/p6Tf4b-7yZ