Jodi Daniels founded Red Clover Advisors and it is currently one of the few certified Women’s Business Enterprises focused solely focused on privacy. She and her company have helped hundreds of companies create privacy programs, achieve GDPR, CCPA, and US privacy law compliance, and establish a secure online data strategy their customers can count on.
“I think it was what did I want to do. I knew I wanted to do something and it was what’s the right fit? What’s the right place for me? And I was in the way of my own self. So, most people in my life and not surprised that I am an entrepreneur today it was just a matter of when. So, I would say the difficulty was myself and being confident that I would figure out what it is that made sense for me and have the belief that I could do it”…[Listen for More]
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Carlos Valdes-Dapena is a keynote speaker, author, and consultant with decades of experience supporting global corporations, including Mars and IBM. He has written two books on teamwork, both based on original research conducted during his 17 years at Mars. He is currently the Managing Principal of Corporate Collaboration Resources, LLC.
“believe in what it is you are doing whether it is starting a business for the sake of growing a business and enjoying that process or product or service you are bringing to the market, believe in that. Find that thing and put your confidence in that and I think your success will be unlimited”…[Listen for More]
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Raffi Jamgotchian has been interested in computers from a young age. He has been involved in IT since 1995. He helped build the first firewalls for a firm and connected them up to the internet; he thrived so well here that he started working in information security for the firm. After getting his MBA in 2006, he launched Triada Networks in 2008 to help small companies during the financial crisis. He works with industry-leading companies such as Cisco, Datto, Microsoft, and others to help smaller independent investment firms with their cybersecurity& IT. Raffi is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional and a member of both InfraGard and the US Secret Service’s Joint Electronic Crimes Task Force.
“never stop learning, take in all you can, make your own decisions though at the end of the day. And one more pick different passwords for all of your websites so people will stop breaking in”…[Listen for More]
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Brad Giles is one of Australia’s most sought-after coaches. An experienced business speaker, adviser and entrepreneur, Brad helps some of Australia’s leading mid-sized firms, CEOs and leadership teams to thrive. He is also the author of Made to Thrive: The Five Roles to Evolve Beyond Your Leadership Comfort Zone
“stop doing other people’s jobs. So, you’ve got to understand if you are a leader and you are doing the sales managers job you are doing a disservice to him and plus you are not doing your job. So, stop doing other people’s jobs, whatever it is. Give people the space around you to thrive. Number two, build cash. Ideally, we want to have a cash reserve for small to medium businesses of two months of fixed expenses cash at bank. If you don’t have cash in the bank and you are worried about paying bills you are never going to be able to think strategically. Then number three is to always have 3 to 5 priorities for yourself, for the whole business, for each of the teams, for everybody in the business to always have 3 to 5 priorities ”…[Listen for More]
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Kathryn Redman and Michael K. Redman are sweethearts, best friends, and the husband-and-wife team behind Half a Bubble Out (HaBO), a marketing and business consulting firm. They’re also founders of HaBO Village, a membership website which helps leaders build Passion & Provision companies, full of profit, purpose, and legacy. For more than 17 years, they have helped business leaders across the world grow their companies through marketing, business coaching, and leadership development. Kathryn and Michael have both taught at the university level and are frequent guest speakers. They currently reside in their hometown of Chico, California, where they love going to work every day.
“finding a community of other leaders. And part of that is the old adage is leadership is lonely. Sometimes when our wrestling through things having other people who understand who are actually doing similar things is really powerful because it’s a little safer. If you have employees you can’t always tell you’re employees you are struggling, that’s not always a good idea… So, having other business leaders that you can go to be like I don’t know how I am going to make payroll and the other person goes you know what dude I’ve been there. Just that kind of power and community is really, really helpful. Just don’t go it alone”…[Listen for More]
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Jay Baker is an inventor holding over 40 US and international patents, including the ‘Clamtainer,’ the world’s first Certified Child Resistant clamshell container. He is very involved in his community, including serving on the local Board of Education for 25 years. Jay holds a BS in Business from Clarkson University.
“you have to do what I would call a self-gut check once in a while. Take it for granted that you have perseverance, that you have drive, that you have work ethic and so on and so forth. But if you are confronted with something where there are factors whether they are external or internal that make you question if you could be 100 percent in, all in then you need to step back a little bit and analyse it and ask yourself why that is… Am I being realistic or not realistic and decide to take a different direction”…[Listen for More]
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Dan Miller is author of the New York Times best-selling 48 Days To The Work You Love. Over 140,000 people have subscribed to his weekly newsletter, his 48 Days Podcast consistently ranks in the top 3 under Careers on iTunes, helping those seeking to find - or create - work they love.
“it’s never too late to have a new beginning”…[Listen for More]
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A proven brand builder and entrepreneur with deep experience in innovative media ventures and consumer products, John Tabis is Founder and Chairman of The Bouqs Company. In 2012, along with co-founder Juan Pablo Montúfar, John launched the Marina del Rey, California-based company, now an industry leader in the online floral space that delivers flowers and plants fresh from eco-friendly, sustainable farms around the world to doorsteps nationwide. Prior to launching Bouqs, John worked in corporate brand strategy for Disney and ShoeDazzle and advised Fortune 100 clients at Bain & Company.
“really set milestones and drive to towards those milestones in a disciplined way. At any given time especially at the beginning there are a million things to do. Every founder has a million things to do from day one. And the number of things does not shrink. As you hire people, as you get customers the number of items on your list will expand. And the key thing is understanding what milestones do I have to hit to move this company forward? Where am I versus those milestones? And what are the things that will get me to that milestone? And being very disciplined about operating against those milestones along the way”…[Listen for More]
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Kate LaBrosse is a Natural Products Industry expert, leader in the CBD space, motivational speaker and best-selling author. Kate's mission is two-fold; to bring holistic healing to the masses through motivating, educating & inspiring individuals who struggle with mental health issues and trauma AND to further the reach of the Natural Products Industry.
“get really clear on what it is you are doing, what you are building, why you are building it and then to trust yourself, to trust the process and to take the steps that you are being called to take way before it feels like you are ready to take them. You wouldn’t be having that intuitive hit, you wouldn’t be having that curiosity, you wouldn’t be having that drive come up for you if there wasn’t truth and a path forward for you to follow”…[Listen for More]
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In 2003, Nick Prefontaine was in a snowboarding accident that left him in a coma for over 3 weeks. The doctors told his family that he probably wouldn’t walk, talk or eat on his own again. Less than 3 months later, he was running out of Franciscan Children’s hospital. Now a Certified Infinite Possibilities Trainer, Nick speaks to groups that benefit from his message of overcoming adversity. He grew up in the real estate industry and got started on his own at an early age. Most notably, he was knocking on Pre-Foreclosure doors at 16 and 17, doing up to 50 doors a day. This experience helped shape Nick’s real estate career. Now, Nick specializes in working with lease purchasers to get them into a home and on the path to homeownership. Regardless of a buyer’s credit situation, he looks at their complete financial picture and comes up with a plan to get them into a home.
“Ready, fire, aim. I think you are never going to have all of the information that you need to make a decision. I think once you have the limited information that you need to take action, you need to take action because after you take action you have as I’ve said previously you have something that you can improve on”…[Listen for More]
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Charlie Hartwell is the Managing Partner of Bridge Builders Collaborative, a group of highly successful investors who have been investing in start-up companies in the space of mental wellness, consciousness, and spirituality. A Harvard Business School graduate, Charlie has served and led organizations in 14 different industries, including starting a non-profit in the slums of Kenya in 1986 that has now served health care to several million patients.
“find ways to connect to yourself… Then find a community of other entrepreneurs where you can trust, where you can go to share what’s happening with you, to go deep into what you are experiencing as an entrepreneur, where you can feel seen and heard and supported. I think community is really important because being an entrepreneur can be a very lonely place”…[Listen for More]
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Ruth King is well known as “The Profitability Master.” She is passionate about helping small business owners get profitable and stay profitable. Ruth is a serial entrepreneur having owned 8 businesses in the past 37+ years. One of her businesses, Business Ventures Corporation, began operations in 1981. Through Business Ventures, she coaches, trains, and helps contractors and others achieve the business growth and goals they want to achieve. She’s the author of the new book, Profit or Wealth? Simple Rules for Sustainable Business Growth
“the entrepreneurial journey is not straight line it is up and downs. If you are passionate about where you want to go, if you understand your reasoning and you know why you want to get there when the tough times happen which they inevitably do you pick yourself up, you will dust yourself off and you will keep going”…[Listen for More]
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Neal Bawa is a technologist who is universally known in the real estate circles as the Mad Scientist of Multifamily. Besides being one of the most in-demand speakers in commercial real estate, Neal is a data guru, a process freak, and an outsourcing expert. Neal treats his $265+ million-dollar multifamily portfolio as an ongoing experiment in effciency and optimization. The Mad Scientist lives by two mantras. His frst mantra is that We can only manage what we can measure. His second mantra is that Data beats gut feel by a million miles. These mantras and a dozen other disruptive beliefs drive proft for his 300+ investors.
“be data driven. I really believe that if you cannot measure you cannot manage. So many businesses fail because they spend a huge amount of time in managing and no time measuring”…[Listen for More]
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Two years after graduating from Boston College Business School, Linying Zou bought her first multifamily investment. With her goal in mind of having the freedom to travel and the drive to make a change from her unfulfilling job she started Akras Capital. Akras Capital’s mission is to produce freedom in the lives of their investors and partners so they can live a life focused on what matters most to them, without the constraints of time, money or employers. Linying went from a life stuck in the corporate career track to one of world travel, family and freedom fueled by passive income from multifamily real estate investments. She wants to share what she’s discovered with others!
“it being an entrepreneur is what’s important to someone, that they want to start their own company, make a difference in the world or they just want to go out on their own. I think it’s important to just be fearless, just make the jump. Entrepreneurship is hard, there are a lot of risks but honestly it definitely opens a lot of doors as well. So, if you are still hesitating over whether or not to do it, I say definitely just be fearless, just embrace the possibility and jump”…[Listen for More]
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Tyler McCune is a freelance copywriter and owner of Copy By McCune. He’s written and consulted for A-List Copywriters, Top Launch Strategists, and Corporate Sales Trainers. He has fans on six continents that read his emails each day.
“give up the fantasy. We are all driven by this… there is no mythical realm where you are going to be totally happy and satisfied and you are going to feel confident… Just give up the fantasy that one day your life will be perfect, that your business will be perfect because it’s not and that’s totally okay… Everyone wants to have made it and everyone has already made it. You are looking at what you need to find… Everything is perfect it’s just not perfect in the way that you may want it to be ”…[Listen for More]
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Travis Bliffen is the founder of Stellar SEO, a top-rated U.S. link building agency. As an Army veteran, Travis took a leap of faith after reading a magazine article about the future of SEO. He dove deep and spent a year perfecting his craft. When he opened his firm in 2012, they quickly gained a reputation for being a cost-effective, honest and leading SEO agency. He has written many published works on SEO and link building, as well as being a featured speaker at SEMPO Cities among other industry events.
“you have to go for it. Everybody says you have to go for it and then people say okay I am going to go for it. But going for it means different things for different people. So when I say go for it I mean that if you decide you are going to start a business, you are going to be your own boss, you are going to build a brand, whatever it is that you are going to do to kind of take charge of life. You have to be willing to push back obstacles, you have to overcome hardships potentially but you have to be all in. Don’t have one foot out of the door the whole time, don’t say I am going to do this but… Insert the laundry list of excuses everybody might have about why they won’t do anything. You can’t do that”…[Listen for More]
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Judy Weintraub is an accomplished entrepreneur, business executive, attorney and bestselling author. She runs SkillBites, providing book writing and publishing services designed to help authors get their books written and published easily and quickly. Judy also runs Weintraub Legal Services, providing dispute resolution services and corporate law services.
“if you are just thinking about becoming an entrepreneur then talked to a lot of people, both entrepreneurs outside of your field as well as entrepreneurs in your field. Find out what they went through, what their recommendations are and determine whether it’s true it the right journey for you. Not everybody has the personality or the desire for taking risks that is required to be an entrepreneur. So if you listen to what people went through and you realise that you are not the type of person who wants to take those risks who wants the rollercoaster ride then you are going to save yourself a lot of anxiety and frustration and probably money by going in a different direction”…[Listen for More]
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Angela Henderson is an international award winning business coach for women, international keynote speaker and podcaster who helps women in business get all the pieces in place to have consistent 5 figure months and then onto 6/7 figure years without burning out in the process.
“Pay to play. You pay to play, the transaction happens equals the transformation and growth is inevitable”…[Listen for More]
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Dora Lau is founder and president of Dora L International, Inc. a leader in intimate apparel design, innovation, and technical fit. She is known for tracking consumer trends and transforming it into products that shoppers desire. Her company is built on a global network that is focused on research and knowledge of the latest technologies in manufacturing, design, and fabrics to give consumers maximum product benefits.
“if you follow your heart, your passion and it will not guide you the wrong way. Most of all build up your reputation because reputation is all we can build. So I would say respect is earned not given. So when you build up your innovation on products, your reputation for the best product, best quality and on-time delivery then you will gain customers and the profit will follow”…[Listen for More]
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5 TIME #1 BESTSELLER & SPEAKER ERIK “MR. AWESOME” SWANSON As an award winning International Keynote Speaker, #1 National Best- Selling Author in 5 different categories of success & a Habits & Behavioral Coach, Erik Swanson is in great demand around the world! Speaking on average to more than one million people per year, and honored to be invited to speak to Business and Entrepreneurial school of Harvard University as well as joining the Ted Talk Family with his latest Tedx speech called “A Dose of Awesome,” Erik is both versatile in his approach and effective in a wide array of training topics. You can easily find Erik sharing stages with some of the most talented and famous speakers of the world, such as Brian Tracy, Nasa’s Performance Coach Dr. Denis Waitley, from the book & movie ‘The Secret,’ Bob Proctor, Jack Canfield, John Assaraf, Millionaire Maker Loral Langemeier, Co-Author of ‘Rich Dad Poor Dad’ Sharon Lechter, Legendary Motivator Les Brown, among many others! Erik has created and developed the super popular Habitude Warrior Conference which has a 2-year waiting list and includes 33 top named speakers, all in a ‘Ted Talk’ style event which has quickly climbed as one of the top 10 events not to miss in the United States! Erik’s motto is clear: “NDSO!” No Drama - Serve Others!
Get off your ass and into your assets. Seriously all of us have assets and aren’t harnessing it. So, get out there and start doing it”…[Listen for More]
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For over 25 years, Greg has inspired hundreds of thousands of people to take personal responsibility to step into the potential of their greatness and, as such, his life of contribution has been recognized by government leaders, a foreign Princess as well as luminaries in education, business, and industry. Mr. Reid has been published in over 100 books including 28 best-sellers in 45 languages. Titles such as - Stickability: The Power of Perseverance; The Millionaire Mentor and Three Feet from Gold: Turn Your Obstacles into Opportunities, have inspired countless readers to understand that the most valuable lessons we learn, are also the easiest ones to apply. Greg Reid is known best for being Founder and CEO of the - Secret Knock, an exclusive event and professional collaboration community focused on partnership, networking, and business development. He is also the producer of the Oscar qualified film, Wish Man, based on the creator of the Make A Wish Foundation. For his work in mentoring youth in his hometown of San Diego, Mr. Reid was honored by the White House Where President Bill Clinton commended Greg for his work to positively working with youth through a mentorship program. And if that is not enough, recently Greg was honored with the star of the infamous Las Vegas walk of fame.
“seek council not opinion. That’s the biggest one. And then the second one is this it’s called CPC from one of my bestselling books, it’s called wealth made easy… Surround yourself with people that work. Play at something that you would work at and amazing things happen. CPC stands for this: Clues, Patterns, Choices this is the single greatest aha nugget you could ever have… It’s accountability, responsibility for everything that happens. Stop blaming other people it is your fault”…[Listen for More]
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Brian Bogert is a human behavior and performance coach, speaker, business strategist and philanthropic leader who helps people make their best even better. His revolutionary strategy—embrace pain to avoid suffering—has helped individuals and companies break beyond their normal to achieve the success in life and business that they’ve always wanted.
“when we feel that moment of pain, when we feel that moment of discomfort, when our gut tells us that we need to turn into something or even turn away from something I want them to literally just turn into it. Turn into those moments of discomfort because that’s where growth happens, that is where we discover who we are, that is where we discover what we are capable of. I think the world has told us to reduce, eliminate or avoid pain. And I’m telling you definitively the world is wrong. We must learn to use pain, discomfort to our advantage so that we cannot only avoid suffering but gain freedom”…[Listen for More]
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Two-time best-selling author Jeanie Cisco-Meth shares her proven system for improving communication and decreasing conflict. She has written magazine articles, been quoted in Forbes, and contributed to the TheBlaze. She has been a guest on radio stations across the country and appeared on ABC4, Free Speech TV, and others.
“keep moving forward. I what it is sometimes it’s discouraging because you are not sure if what you are doing is working… Know that whatever you are feeding your mind is where you are going. So if you are feeding it junk stop, pick up a good book, listen to things… Make things that help stretch you and try again. So often we think that I should be able to just do it right the first time because I am an adult. No, no you can’t. Just like when you were a little kid learning to walk you fell down… Encourage yourself, praise yourself… I am going to try again, here I go again, I got this. Absolutely celebrate”…[Listen for More]
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Joel Milne is the CEO of RepairSmith, which provides mobile car repair and maintenance services. Joel is a serial entrepreneur who previously co/founded four venture-backed technology startups where he served as CEO, COO, and CTO and raised over $100M in venture financing. He is also an advisor to many California-based startups.
“remember that start-ups are just a bunch of people doing things, doing something hard together. And you may think you got the best idea or you are the best at something but it’s really just a handful of people working together to solve the problem. And so, thinking hard about who those people are and how you motivate them will be a major driver in your success or failure much more than your individual skills”…[Listen for More]
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Sean Ammirati co-founded mSpoke, which was the first acquisition of LinkedIn. His next startup was Peak Strategy, which was acquired by Morgan Stanley. Today, he focuses on being a partner at Birchmere Ventures, where they invest into seed-stage SaaS and marketplace startups. Since their start in 1996, they’ve invested in 135 companies with 51 exits. Sean also teaches entrepreneurship at Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business.
“the easy advice is just do it. But we want to be more thoughtful than that. So, the way to unpack that a little bit… I think that entrepreneurs before they start the journey, they tend to think too much about the downside. And so, I would encourage you to have a rational conversation with yourself about what really are the different outcomes here. And then once you’ve done that… Once you’ve kind of thought through that and you’ve taken the leap and jumped into it you can never overemphasise spending time with your customers. The more time you spend with the customers and listening to them and understanding the problems they have the better off you will be”…[Listen for More]
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