The Entrepreneur Start-Up Series Week 29

“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” These entrepreneurs made it happen.

Ep #147:  Logan Tyler Nelson, Scratch Your Own Itch

Ep #148:  Rahul and Varun Aggarwal, Designhill

Ep #149:  Bailey Richert, The Infopreneur Expert

Ep #150:  Christopher J. Wirth, No Quit Living

Ep #151:  Jeet Banerjee, A millennial and serial entrepreneur

The people who Colin interviews didn’t just make a million dollars. They persevered. A lot of them failed; but they got back up, dusted themselves off and got back in the race. They had an undying belief that what they were doing was the right thing and would eventually take off – it just needed time and more hard work. In the process, they reached out to mentors, read books, listened to podcasts and audiobooks and attended seminars. They got rid of their egos and they learned from people who were doing exactly what they wanted to do.

We are passionate about helping entrepreneurs get started in their businesses so this is why we have compiled weekly notes from our weekly podcasts. The entrepreneurs who so graciously offered their time to be interviewed are passionate about giving back and helping others as we do.

You are not alone!

Week 29

1. Logan Tyler Nelson is the creator of Scratch You Own Itch podcast. He is a Performance Enhancement Expert and Published author on Thrive Global and Medium. Logan graduated with a BFA In Acting from NIU. He inspires and motivates you to “Scratch Your Own Itch” so you can grow personally and professionally.

Logan equips people with the tools necessary to live CREATIVE, COMPASSIONATE and CURIOUS lives, and leaves people better prepared to manage change effectively. His WHY is he’s a suicide survivor and shares his powerful testimony global.


2. In October 2014, brothers Rahul and Varun (var-UNE) Aggarwal (AGG-er-wall) launched Designhill in an office in New Delhi, India. In the beginning, the co-founders had a small team of 4 developers and 2 designers to pioneer a new kind of marketplace for the design industry. Upon launch, Designhill quickly caught the attention of business owners around the world looking for a fast, reliable and quality alternative to the traditional design companies.

The service received an overwhelming response from around the world, allowing the company to grow rapidly to a team of more than 45 with over 48,000 registered graphic designers from around the world. Designhill now has offices in New Delhi & Gurgaon, India and a subsidiary company and office in Delaware, United States. The company also plans to set up operations in Germany and UK this year.

The Aggarwal brothers built Designhill to provide a reliable marketplace for sourcing high-quality graphic designs including logo design, banner design, packaging design, merchandise design, web design and many other designing works at extremely affordable prices.
Designhill provides an interactive interface that allows the customers to give real time feedback and ratings to design works, to help the designers better understand the customer’s expectations. Rahul and Varun are entrepreneurs who scaled and grew a bootstrapped business to among the top 3 graphic design platforms in the world while helping thousands of businesses source quality designs.


3. In 2014,  Bailey Richert left her corporate career to study entrepreneurship at MIT and launch her own online, location independent business with the goal of earning her own income from anywhere in the world. Today, she helps others realize that it is possible to achieve the life you truly desire if you put in the effort to create the financial means to support that life.

Through her books, blog, courses, coaching programs and events, Bailey helps individuals launch profitable online enterprises as “infopreneurs”: respected experts in their fields creating value and generating income by sharing their life experience, knowledge and passions with others in a manner that supports their ideal lifestyles.


4. Christopher J. Wirth is a speaker, soon to be author, trainer, and successful podcaster. Chris is the man behind the No Quit Living Brand.

No Quit Living is about persisting and pushing forward with positivity even when facing adversity. It’s about being prosperous – in more ways than just financial wealth – and refusing to allow ourselves be anything less than our best version of who we are meant to be.

Chris joins us for a 2nd time, to share some amazing updates on his life and business.


5. Jeet Banerjee is a 25-year-old serial entrepreneur, TEDx speaker, digital marketing consultant, and best-selling author. Jeet has launched over 10+ businesses since he began his entrepreneurial journey. Jeet has sold 2 businesses successfully, failed miserably at others, but has seen more success than failure. He has also helped thousands of entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses.


Here are the key overarching takeaways from Colin’s interviews.

If anything resonates with you, click on the link and listen to the full one-half hour podcast or if you have any questions these entrepreneurs supplied you with their links so you can personally reach out to them.

“I consume Podcasts more than I watch TV and more than I read books. Wherever I was whether I was in the gym or walking to class I have been listening to Podcasts for the past 6 years.” by Logan Tyler Nelson

“Our brains play against us and tell us things that are not true. We are not fixed by our thoughts. It is an allusion. We are fixed by our environment. Surround yourself with positive people.”  by Logan Tyler Nelson

“Your message matters. We think ourselves as not being good enough. You are enough and you matter.”  by Logan Tyler Nelson

“The obstacles that you face when you are starting your business are different such as acquiring new customers using an online platform. Another obstacle is trying to build that trust with your clientele. Now when you are scaling up or growing, the challenges become very different. Customer support becomes very important at this step. How do you service more customers?
If you don’t have challenges then there is something wrong. Each phase of your business growth is going to bring on new challenges.”  by Rahul Aggarawal

“Because we live so far away from our customers we integrated a live chat support – a 24/7 service that allows us to speak to our customers - In real time. It allows us to understand their needs and requirements. Any business should invest in good customer support. At the end of the day it is all about customer service. You must take the time to explain the nuances of your product and service. You need to explain the quality of your product, the benefits of the product, how they use it. You need to explain the process of the service you are offering.”  by Rahul Aggarawal

There is too much content on the Web right now. What we have been doing for the past few years (and it has really paid off) is using a different kind of content. We create attractive guides and attractive quizzes. For example, we put up a quiz called - What kind of an entrepreneur are you? The quiz is set up like a game. We ask a set of questions and then it leads you to the end as to what kind of entrepreneur you are.

“We use interactive content. The bounce rate is low and you get a lot of eyeballs on that content. Put your brand in the content and you could also explain how your brand could help in the content.”   by Rahul Aggarawal

 

An infopreneur is someone who starts a business selling information. But really it is more like creating and selling info products and services. Infopreneurs are authors, online course creators, bloggers, coaches and consultants. I usually work with individuals who usually have a 9-5 job but they want to make money online. I help them launch their personal brand where we position them as an expert in their particular niche or field. I help them develop a monetization plan where they will create their own info products and services that will ultimately be able to support their life.”  by Bailey Richert

So many people think that if they just create a product then the revenues will follow. But the reality is we buy products and services from people we know, we like and we trust. So you must build an audience that believes that you have that level of expertise and knowledge. At this time you also have to build up some free content. So you can show people what you really know what you are talking about.”  by Bailey Richert

“To be successful you need to create a virtual summit. You need to outreach and form a community of like-minded individuals that you can connect with. So many infopreneurs do not do this. Magic happens when you reach out and start making those connections. Whether it is being on someone’s podcast or being on a virtual summit.”  by Bailey Richert

 

“When you focus on the good and you focus on the positive and you eliminate some of those negative things and those negative people, all of a sudden you lead your life towards abundance. I work on this every day. It is shifting your mindset from what you don’t want to what you want.”  by Christopher Wirth

 “What I have found is that the most successful people in all walks of life fail more often than everybody else. The reason they are successful is these people don’t quit. They keep going.
Successful people are also selfless. They give more than they take.”  by Christopher Wirth

“Everyone understands the 6 degrees of separation theory. The key is to narrow that gap further by continuing to build your network.”  by Christopher Wirth

 

“I am currently working on a couple of businesses. One is a health and supplements company that I launched 1 ½ years ago after selling my 2nd company StatViews.  Two weeks ago I launched another company– an online academy that teaches people how to start their own online businesses. I have other businesses that offer me passive income.”  by Jeet Banerjee

“I have strengths in digital marketing and in scaling businesses and I have weaknesses in finance and accounting. I recognize my weaknesses and I build my team based around those. I now have a balanced team behind me.”  by Jeet Banerjee

“The best advice I can give for people wanting to start their own businesses is “Take Massive Action Right Now”. There will never be a perfect time. Just do something and get your feet wet. You will learn things and you will meet different people. Eventually you will hone in on that winning business model.

When I started out I reached out to experts in their field. I offered to help them with their digital marketing if they could help me with the challenges I was facing when I was starting out.”  by Jeet Banerjee

 

FREE RESOURCES:

To connect with Logan email him: logan@logantylernelson.com OR

TEXT Logan: 815-375-4919

To connect with Rahul and Varun:  NEED DESIGN HELP? Visit: Design Hill

To connect with Bailey visit her Website:  baileyrichert.com or you can email her: contact@baileyrichert.com

To connect with Chris: Chris’s Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/NoQuitLiving/

Chris’s Podcast: No Quit Living Podcast

Email Chris: chris@noquitliving.com

Chris’ Website: https://www.noquitliving.com/

To connect with Jeet visit his Website: jeetbanerjee.com

If you need a Business Plan visit: Plan2Profit

If you want to talk to Colin Morgan book a call HERE

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Suggested Readings:

I am Keats: Escape Your Mind and Free Your Self by Tom Asacker

How Brands Grow: What Marketers Don’t Know by Byron Sharp

Rich Dad Poor Dad – a good intro to personal finance that you do not learn in school!

Start Your Own Corporation: Why the Rich Own Their Own Companies and Everyone Else Works for Them by Garrett Sutton

The Monk and The Riddle: The Art of Creating a Life While Making a Living by Randy Komisar

Dirt Rich: How One Ambitiously Lazy Geek Created Passive Income in Real Estate Without Renters, Renovations and Rehabs by Mark Podolsky

The Millionaire Fastlane: Crack the Code to Wealth and Live Rich for a Lifetime by MF DeMarco

Suggested Readings from:

Week 23 and Week 24 and Week 25 and Week 26 and Week 27! and now Week 28

There are also suggested readings from: Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, and Week 4 , Week 5 and Week 6, Week 7 , Week 8 , Week 9 and Week 10 , Week 11. and Week 12


The Entrepreneur Start-Up Series Week 28

These successful entrepreneurs shifted their mindsets to I can and amazingly, doors opened for them!

Ep #142:  David Amerland, The Sniper Mind

Ep #143:  Hanna Hermanson, Dream Life is Real Life

Ep #144:  Stephynie Mailk, Chique Speak

Ep #145:  Daniel Thomas Hind, Evolution Eat

Ep #146:  Ali Boone, Hipster Investments

The Daily Grind Business Podcast interviews successful business owners and people in hopes to inspire the next great entrepreneur.

Welcome to Week 28 of The Daily Grind Business Podcast Weekly Summaries. Each week the interviewees impart their wisdom by sharing their experiences. Learn from them. To connect with them and to receive some free information please click on the links below.

There is a common thread with all successful entrepreneurs and that is the importance of investing in both your business and personal growth. So each week we also share with you titles of books that either these entrepreneurs have written or suggested that you read.

The people who Colin interviews didn’t just make a million dollars. They persevered. A lot of them failed; but they got back up, dusted themselves off and got back in the race. They had an undying belief that what they were doing was the right thing and would eventually take off – it just needed time and more hard work. In the process, they reached out to mentors, read books, listened to podcasts and audiobooks and attended seminars. They got rid of their egos and they learned from people who were doing exactly what they wanted to do.

We are passionate about helping entrepreneurs get started in their businesses so this is why we have compiled weekly notes from our weekly podcasts. The entrepreneurs who so graciously offered their time to be interviewed are passionate about giving back and helping others as we do.

You are not alone!

Week 28

1. David Amerland is the author of nine best-selling books, including ‘Google Semantic Search’, ‘SEO Help’ and ‘Online Marketing Help’ and ‘Brilliant SEO’.

He writes on search, marketing and the points where they meet the human mind, on the web. When he is not busy writing he advises companies and startups on social media strategy and gives talks about the social media revolution.

He maintains his own blog at http://davidamerland.com  where you can find practical SEO and business advice and he feels that he probably spends more time online than is probably healthy for him. His latest book “The Sniper Mind: Eliminate Fear, Deal with Uncertainty and Make Better Decisions” charts the intersection where real-world data meets brain analytics and changes the way we do everything.


2. Hanna Hermanson works with inspired go-getters, accompanying them into their big visions.

She came to understand that the more money she earned, the more she was able to support the causes she cared about, help the people she loved, and wake up with true ABUNDANCE and GENEROSITY in her heart.

Now, she goes to sleep with visions of education, reform, and travel — rather than fear of her clients not getting results, or wondering “have I done enough”? There is no guilt behind taking days off or even earning more money than she ever imagined was possible.

Her Dream life is her real life and she has created that life for hundreds of others.


3. Stephynie Mailk - From an entry level sales person fresh out of college, to one of the youngest Directors in the Silicon Valley at a Publicly Held company (now private), to the CEO of a 500+ person software integrator at the age of 28, to founding a Global IT consulting firm at the age of 32, Stephynie Malik has a tremendous amount of experience and an undeniable track record of success.

She’s spearheaded and orchestrated multi-million dollar acquisitions, closed global deals and strategic partnerships in the tens to hundreds of millions of dollars realm and was successful in single-handedly growing her consulting firm into a global leader. As the founder and driving force behind MalikCo, Stephynie Malik brings over two decades of dynamic IT consulting experience to her role as President and Chief Executive Officer. Now, as the founder of Chique Speak, she is making it happen again… from Technology Consulting to Human Consulting Stephynie Malik is crushing it globally just as we expected her to do!

Her creative vision and business acumen have been instrumental in building the highly regarded global business that is MalikCo today. Her entrepreneurial spirit, backed by years of experience in enterprise software and telecommunications companies and her drive to create long-term relationships with clients has helped her forge strong associations with the industry’s most widely respected IT leaders.

Stephynie recently founded ChiqueSpeak.com and is in the midst of launching yet another specialty firm designed to ignite men to their true potential on every level. Stephynie Malik does not play small. In her first month in launching ChiqueSpeak, she was inundated with over 400 applications from Executives and Entrepreneurs all over the world. Her coaching style is real… not fluffy. It is proven and tried through all industry leaders and her countless awards speak
for themselves.


4. Daniel Thomas Hind is the founder of EvolutionEat, a transformational diet and lifestyle coaching company that helps overwhelmed individuals evolve their relationship with food.

His coaching method is all about skill development. “Healthy eating is a skill you practice and develop over the course of a lifetime, not a goal that you accomplish in a few months,” he says. “My goal is to empower my clients to fall in love with the practice of healthy eating, not get the specific results. They’ll get the results once they develop the skill.”

Every week, tens of thousands of people read Daniel’s material to learn about the psychology, mindset, emotions, and habits around eating in order to live a healthier, more meaningful life.

What really differentiates Daniel from the thousands of other “fitness” coaches (a designation he hates!) out there is that he’s one of, if not the only, man who addresses the topic of emotional eating head-on – using mindset, skill development principles, and deep coaching instead of typical nutrition optimization.

When he speaks, people listen, because we all know what he’s talking about but are afraid to speak about it.


5. Ali Boone left her corporate job as an Aeronautical Engineer to work full-time in Real Estate Investing. She began as an investor in 2011 and managed to buy 5 properties in her first 18 months using only creative financing methods. Her focus is on rental properties, specifically turnkey rental properties, and has also invested out of the country in Nicaragua.


Here are the key overarching takeaways from Colin’s interviews.

If anything resonates with you, click on the link and listen to the full one-half hour podcast or if you have any questions these entrepreneurs supplied you with their links so you can personally reach out to them.

“We all have a brain but we have not been taught to utilize it correctly. We haven’t been trained on processes on how to be disciplined, motivated or focused. If we can understand what is required of us to apply what we need to handle in business then we will become more effective in business.”  by David Amerland

“The confidence that we feel we have in the beginning when we start on our own is totally understandable from a neuro scientific point of view because our perspective is biased. We self-analyze. We overestimate our abilities and underestimate the challenges we are going to face. This was the most difficult hurdle I had to face when I decided to branch out on my own in 2002. 

At the same time, I applied a strategy and in retrospect it was brilliant because now we have the neuroscience behind that. So what I did was project myself in the future at the point where I was successful. At this time I had clients and I would ask myself - How would I behave. This helped me see another approach to my problems.”  by David Amerland

“If you really want to grow you should be the person now that you want to become. You should be a thought leader and a market leader. If you project yourself in this way then you start behaving this way. Now your mindset is changing and your perspective is changing. And perspectives are created by the different centers in the brain. You are creating a reality change.”  by David Amerland

“My losing behaviours – I was in this cycle of doubt and cloudiness. It was mentally draining. My winning behaviours – I started going to networking events such as meetup groups. I immersed myself with other people who were doing what I wanted to do.”  by Hanna Hermanson

“I would tell my younger self when I was in college - Hanna – you are a big deal and it is Okay to be awesome. I tried to fit into these boxes and I just couldn’t fit into any of them. I wasn’t lost I just wanted to do more. I had this sense that I needed to work on a global level.”  by Hanna Hermanson

“The imposter syndrome is so disabling and frustrating. We play small. We hold back. Those big dreams are possible. They already exist you just have to go and claim them.”  by Hanna Hermanson

 

“I believe there are 3 different reasons why businesses fail today:
#1 Lack of listening and lack of empathy. They are not connecting with their customers
#2 – They are not truly aligned with the outcome. (the client wants one thing and they have a different agenda).
#3 - They are arrogant in believing their customers need their service or product. They just assume too much.”  by Stephynie Mailk

“I had to learn confidence. I had to change my mindset to believing that I was an expert at what I was doing.  I also had to articulate what I was doing.”   by Stephynie Mailk

“Surround yourself with positive people. Reach out to people. Be vulnerable and tell people what your story is.”  by Stephynie Mailk

 

“We have a relationship with food and we often don’t think about that when we approach our health and our diet. Typically we approach our health and diet as a goal that we have to accomplish versus a process or a practice that you should develop over time.” by Daniel Thomas Hind

“Learn how to develop a skill set of healthy eating to carry you throughout your life. You will be shocked by the number of people whom food and overeating or poor eating keeps them from living their best lives.” by Daniel Thomas Hind

“Your diet is baseline to you leading a full and productive life. Most people today are overwhelmed and they use food to cope for so many different emotions. I was an emotional eater. I was 25 lbs. over weight and I exercised 5-6 times every week. I was pissed off that diets and over exercising does not work.” by Daniel Thomas Hind

 

“I don’t think people realize how anchored by their jobs they are. I am a huge fan of passive income, and lifestyle design.”  by Ali Boone

“The absolute biggest challenge for me – after I became an entrepreneur – was from being in control and then from not being in control. I was a control freak. When you are an entrepreneur you have no control. You have to trust and you have to do the best you can.”  by Ali Boone

“For the first year I was broke and I had to cope with stress. Investing in real estate can be intimidating. I started reading Rich Dad Poor Dad and his message really resonated with me.”  by Ali Boone

 

FREE RESOURCES:

To connect with David Amerland visit his Website: davidamerland.com or connect with him on Twitter @davidamerland

To connect with Hanna visit her Website:  dreamlifeisreallife.com

Facebook Group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/millennialslivingthedream/about/

Hanna’s Email: hanna@dreamlifeisreallife.com

Stephynie Mailk is offering a special offer to our listeners: stephynie.com/colin

To connect with Daniel email him: HERE or visit his Website: Evolutioneat.com

To receive a Free Guide – The 7 Essential Steps to Free Yourself from Food and Fall in Love with the Practice of Healthy Heating: click -  The Food Fix eBook – Free Lead Magnet

To connect with Ali Boone email her: ali@hipsterinvestment.com or visit her Website: Hipsterinvestments.com or for anyone who wants to get into Real Estate visit her consulting site: aliboone.com

If you need a Business Plan visit: Plan2Profit

If you want to talk to Colin Morgan book a call HERE

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Suggested Readings:

The Sniper Mind: Eliminate Fear, Deal with Uncertainty and Make Better Decisions by David Amerland

Google Semantic Search by David Amerland

SEO Help by David Amerland

Online Marketing Help by David Amerland

Brilliant SEO by David Amerland

Dune by Frank Herbert

The Success Principles How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be by Jack Canfield

Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action by Simon Sinek

Rick Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not! By Robert T. Kiyosaki

The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It by Michael E. Gerber

Suggested Readings from Week 23 and Week 24 and Week 25 and Week 26 and now Week 27!

There are also suggested readings from: Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, and Week 4 , Week 5 and Week 6, Week 7 , Week 8 , Week 9 and Week 10 , Week 11. and Week 12


The Entrepreneur Start-Up Series Week 27

These successful entrepreneurs value the simple things in life!

Ep #137:  Jesse Cole, Find Your Yellow Tux

Ep #138:  Jason Stone, Millionaire Mentor>

Ep #139:  Gregg Clunis, Tiny Leaps Big Changes

Ep #140:  Sharon Salzberg, Meditation and Mindfulness

Ep #141:  Joe Hawley, Man Van Dog Blog

The Daily Grind Business Podcast interviews successful business owners and people in hopes to inspire the next great entrepreneur.

Welcome to Week 27 of The Daily Grind Business Podcast Weekly Summaries. Each week the interviewees impart their wisdom by sharing their experiences. Learn from them. To connect with them and to receive some free information please click on the links below.

There is a common thread with all successful entrepreneurs and that is the importance of investing in both your business and personal growth. So each week we also share with you titles of books that either these entrepreneurs have written or suggested that you read.

The people who Colin interviews didn’t just make a million dollars. They persevered. A lot of them failed; but they got back up, dusted themselves off and got back in the race. They had an undying belief that what they were doing was the right thing and would eventually take off – it just needed time and more hard work. In the process, they reached out to mentors, read books, listened to podcasts and audiobooks and attended seminars. They got rid of their egos and they learned from people who were doing exactly what they wanted to do.

We are passionate about helping entrepreneurs get started in their businesses so this is why we have compiled weekly notes from our weekly podcasts. The entrepreneurs who so graciously offered their time to be interviewed are passionate about giving back and helping others as we do.

You are not alone!

Week 27

1. Jesse Cole is the Owner of Fans First Entertainment, who owns and operates the Savannah Bananas and the Gastonia Grizzlies. Cole and his teams have been featured on MSNBC, CNN, and multiple times on ESPN. Cole is an in-demand speaker and author of “Find Your Yellow Tux- How to Be Successful by Standing Out” being released in January 2018.

The Savannah Bananas have sold out 32 straight games, broke the league attendance record, Savannah attendance record and have a waiting list in the thousands for tickets for the 2018 season. The Bananas have won Organization of the Year back to back years, Entrepreneur of the Year and were CPL Champions in their first year.

Cole believes to be successful you need to Stand Out and Be Different. He writes a blog, hosts a podcast and releases daily videos on FindYourYellowTux.com. He is passionate about creating attention, loving your customers more than your product and loving your employees more than your customers. Cole’s mantra is “Whatever’s normal, do the exact opposite.”


2. Jason Stone is widely known by celebrities and almost 2 million people around the world as @Millionaire_Mentor on Instagram. Stone has successfully launched multiple 6 and 7 figure Instagram and Internet platforms and is becoming a well known social media influencer and marketer. Known for his e-commerce success in the automotive industry in his early years with Treadstone Performance Engineering, Inc.

Jason is a mechanical engineer, real estate investor, car enthusiast, and startup investor. Jason has Co-founded the Impact Billions Movement and also created Gentlemen’s Mafia Instagram network which culminates relationships and success among the thousands of its members worldwide and utilizes his experience and passion as a motivator, mentor, teacher, and social media influencer to help others create success.


3. Gregg Clunis’ passion in life is to build solutions to problems. He loves the process of taking an idea and organizing resources around it in a way that allows for something new, unique, and interesting to be created. This passion presents itself in his various interests and experiences such as art, media production, software engineering, design, sales, and marketing.

Gregg is the host of the widely popular podcast, Tiny Leaps Big Changes, where he instills in his audience the importance of developing solid winning behaviors in your life.

Gregg focuses on the small changes, that lead to BIG results.


4. Sharon Salzberg is a central figure in the field of meditation, a world-renowned teacher and NY Times bestselling author. She has played a crucial role in bringing meditation and mindfulness practices to the West and into mainstream culture since 1974, when she first began teaching.

She is the co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA and the author of ten books including NY Times bestseller, Real Happiness, her seminal work, Lovingkindness and, Real Love, her latest release by Flatiron Books. Acclaimed for her humorous, down-to-earth teaching style, Sharon offers a secular, modern approach to Buddhist teachings, making them instantly accessible. She is a regular columnist for On Being, a contributor to Huffington Post, and the host of her own podcast: The Metta Hour.

Sharon has been featured on The Tim Ferris Show and Under The Skin with Russel Brand.


5. Joe Hawley spent his entire adult life playing football in the NFL. He just retired from the NFL after 8 seasons and decided it was time for a change. So he gave everything he owned away to charity and bought a van to travel the country. He doesn’t know where the road will take him but he knows that this is the start of something special and he is so excited to have the opportunity to share it with you. He believes that success with a swath of broken relationships means you’ve failed.


Here are the key overarching takeaways from Colin’s interviews.

If anything resonates with you, click on the link and listen to the full one-half hour podcast or if you have any questions these entrepreneurs supplied you with their links so you can personally reach out to them.

“I think every business owner should put themselves in their customer’s shoes. Ask yourself these two questions: “What frustrates you about the industry”? What frustrates you about the business from the customer’s perspective? by Jesse Cole

“Every business has a mirror moment. If you want to be innovative and create your own path you have to have this mirror moment. I had my moment in the fall of 2007. I was the new General Manager of a brand new baseball team outside Charlotte, North Carolina. I inherited a mess. For a period of 7 years there were only 200 fans that would show up to each game. The team had lost over $100,000 the previous year and there was only $268 in their bank account. They had 3 full-time employees and we had to make payroll on Friday.

There was a problem and the problem was with baseball. The game was too long and it was too slow. And it was too boring.” by Jesse Cole

“So I decided to turn it into a circus. We started having grandma beauty pageants in the ball park. We held various events and crazy promotions like: a salute to underwear night and a flatulence fun night. We trained our baseball players how to dance in the middle of the game and how to deliver roses to little girls in the crowd. People were going home and saying “Honey you won’t believe what we saw at the baseball game tonight.

Everyone starting talking and it started with this mirror moment. We now make baseball fun. When you make things fun the business will take care of itself.” by Jesse Cole

 

“The first thing any business should do is to build an audience. You need to get their attention before you start selling them something. Give them free value and give them free content. This is how I set up Millionaire Mentor. I gave my audience so much value.” by Jason Stone

“I promote a lot of business opportunities on my Instagram account.” by Jason Stone

“If you start a business just to make money then you will probably not make it in your business. In one of my failed businesses I did not do my market research and my market analysis. I did not factor in all of my costs so I did not sell my end product for a profit.  I failed to analyze my competitors who were already selling the same product and who were established in the business. I also failed because I wasn’t willing to put 100% of my effort into this business for it to make a profit.” by Jason Stone

 

“Everything in life that includes everything that you get, everything that you miss, every opportunity that you take and that you don’t take comes from the small things you do every day. So paying attention to your day to day behaviours is the most valuable thing you can do - based on what is it you want your future to look like.” by Gregg Clunis

“The best advice I can give entrepreneurs is to be patient. Recognize that passion is not the most important piece. Read Cal Newport’s book “So Good They Can't Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love and then model your career after that.”  by Gregg Clunis

 

“What happens is not so important. How you are with what happens is important. How much balance, how much presence, and how much kindness you are bringing forth towards this experience matters.” by Sharon Salzberg

“People have to make a reasonable commitment to meditation. It is unfair to yourself if you tried it once and it didn’t work that you now think that you were a failure at it. If you can do 3 to 10 minutes a day for a month you are making a reasonable commitment. Then evaluate after this period.” by Sharon Salzberg

“We may not find delight in our job description every day. Having some sense of meaning about our work as well as having some sort of connection with other people at work affects our happiness at work.” by Sharon Salzberg

 

“I am trying out the minimalism lifestyle. This is an opportunity for me to take a step back and do what I want to do – to see the country - before I start my own company. I want to start something from scratch.” by Joe Hawley

“I want to inspire other people to live a happier life without more stuff. I have a one year plan.” by Joe Hawley

I always start my day with a smoothie. I started meditating 2 years ago and today I meditate for 10 minutes per day. This practice has completely changed my life as well. It allows you to respond to the world in a calmer way. You have more control of your emotions and your thoughts rather than responding and reacting to situations that you have no control over.” by Joe Hawley

 

FREE RESOURCES:

To connect with Jesse Cole: Jesse’s Email: jesse@findyouryellowtux.com

Jesse’s Website: findyouryellowtux.com

LinkedIn: jessecolebaseball

Twitter: YellowTuxJesse

Facebook: YellowTuxJesse

Jesse’s Podcast:  Business Done Differently with Jesse Cole

To connect with Jason Stone: Instagram: @millionaire_mentor and visit his Website: millmentor.com

To Connect With Gregg Clunis: Gregg’s Podcast: Tiny Leaps Big Changes

Twitter: Gregg Clunis

Instagram: Gregg Clunis

To connect with Sharon Salzberg visit her Website: sharonsalzberg.com

To connect with Joe Hawley visit: Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCH-fGbXb-BCZ2d7c1LIXjdg

Joe’s Website: http://www.manvandogblog.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JHawley61

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/manvandogblog/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ManVanDogBlog/

If you need a Business Plan visit: Plan2Profit

If you want to talk to Colin Morgan book a call HERE

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Suggested Readings:

The Carpenter: Love Serve, Care – The Three Principles of an Exceptional Success Strategy by Jon Gordon

Everybody Matters: The Extraordinary Power of Caring for Your People Like Family by Bob Chapman

The Five-Hour Workday: Live Differently, Unlock Productivity, and Find Happiness by Stephan Aarstol

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

So Good They Can’t Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love by Cal Newport

Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation: A 28-Day Program by Sharon Salzberg

 Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness by Sharon Salzberg

Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection by Sharon Salzberg

Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed

Need a Business Plan? Visit Plan2Profit

Suggested Readings from Week 23 and Week 24 and Week 25 and Week 26

There are also suggested readings from: Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, and Week 4 , Week 5 and Week 6, Week 7 , Week 8 , Week 9 and Week 10 , Week 11. and Week 12


The Entrepreneur Start-Up Series Week 26

Be ready to plan the long game. Albert Einstein said “It’s not that I am so smart it’s just that I stay with problems longer. This is the secret when becoming an entrepreneur.”  

Ep #132:  Abigail Hopkins, The Clean Life

Ep #133:  Ulyses Osuna, The Power of Positioning

Ep #134:  Brad Owens, The Robin Hood of Hiring

Ep #135:  Tony Moze, The Rhyming Book Reviewer

Ep #136:  Curtis McHale, Good Business, Great Father and Husband

The Daily Grind Business Podcast interviews successful business owners and people in hopes to inspire the next great entrepreneur.

Welcome to Week 26 of The Daily Grind Business Podcast Weekly Summaries. Each week the interviewees impart their wisdom by sharing their experiences. Learn from them. To connect with them and to receive some free information please click on the links below.

There is a common thread with all successful entrepreneurs and that is the importance of investing in both your business and personal growth. So each week we also share with you titles of books that either these entrepreneurs have written or suggested that you read.

The people who Colin interviews didn’t just make a million dollars. They persevered. A lot of them failed; but they got back up, dusted themselves off and got back in the race. They had an undying belief that what they were doing was the right thing and would eventually take off – it just needed time and more hard work. In the process, they reached out to mentors, read books, listened to podcasts and audiobooks and attended seminars. They got rid of their egos and they learned from people who were doing exactly what they wanted to do.

We are passionate about helping entrepreneurs get started in their businesses so this is why we have compiled weekly notes from our weekly podcasts. The entrepreneurs who so graciously offered their time to be interviewed are passionate about giving back and helping others as we do.

You are not alone!

Week 26

1. Abigail Hopkins is the co-founder of That Clean Life, an online platform that helps leaders in the health and wellness industry easily create personalized and professional nutrition programs for their clients, without spending hours on it, so that they can make the world a healthier, happier place. She’s a Registered Nurse, a Culinary Nutrition Expert, a big fan of hip-hop and playing the long game.


2. Ulyses Osuna is a 21-year-old PR strategist and founder of Influencer Press, a PR firm that works manages publicity for Influencers & a few clients worth over $100m.

Some people he has worked with include: Kevin Harrington, Gerard Adams, Tai Lopez, Jason Stone, Ed Mylett, Jack Vale, Ben Lee, and Think and Grow Rich (The Movie).

Ulyses can show you how through positioning, and branding, how you can make yourself an expert and thought the leader in your industry.


3. The Robin Hood of hiring, Brad Owens, spent a decade helping Fortune 500 companies find talent. Now he helps small businesses attract, hire, and retain their teams.

He’s the host of the Small Business Hiring podcast where he interviews companies that have been voted one of the best places to work and finds out how they did it. He also hosts a weekly live Q&A at www.hiringlivestream.com where he answers questions from leaders that are growing their teams.


4. A US Army veteran, Tony Moze is an educator, entertainer and entrepreneur whose love for books and passion for music has led him to become the RHYMING book reviewer.

To Learn More about Tony Moze, Go HERE


5. Curtis McHale is a husband and father of three. He spends his work time reading, writing and producing content to help business owners run a more profitable business while still getting to see their family. He believes that success with a swath of broken relationships means you’ve failed.


 Here are the key overarching takeaways from Colin’s interviews.

If anything resonates with you, click on the link and listen to the full one-half hour podcast or if you have any questions these entrepreneurs supplied you with their links so you can personally reach out to them.

Whether you are just starting this entrepreneurial journey or you’ve been at it for a while, the biggest hurdle you are likely to face is getting you and your business noticed.

There are people out there who need what you offer; you just need to ask yourself “Why you are doing what you are doing and why would people like to work for you”?

“Together my husband and I built an entire tech company from our kitchen table. Right here from the comfort in our own home. I am obsessed with making healthy eating simple. My husband is a software engineer so we combined our skills to leverage the power of technology in the nutrition space. We are presently building a tool that makes the process of meal planning super fun and easy.” by Abigail Hopkins

“I was personally struggling with health issues five years ago. I was working 12 hour shifts as a registered nurse. I just got worn down. I knew I had to make some big changes. During this time I was eating a lot of junk food. There were always donuts available. I started weening myself off this process food and introduced real food into my diet. Over time I was feeling so much better. I truly believe that changing the food I was eating changed my entire life.” by Abigail Hopkins

When I started this, I did have this fear of rejection. I was now getting into sales and I knew that rejection comes with that. But I found with each rejection, it became a little bit easier for me to take. I adopted this philosophy – The worse they can say is no. It is disappointing but not the end of the world.” by Abigail Hopkins

 

Get yourself out of obscurity and position yourself as an expert in your field.by Ulyses Osuna

“PR is one of the biggest growth hacks for building a brand. It achieves credibility, trust and authority without having to take years to building your personal brand.” by Ulyses Osuna

“You all have something that an influencer needs in his business. For example, if you do Facebook advertising go to the influencer who has a mass market to sell them your services.” by Ulyses Osuna

 

The recruiting landscape out there is filled with a lot of people who don’t know what they are doing. Big companies will hold recruiting events but fail to train their managers on how to interview people.” by Brad Owens

“Everyone is still trying to hire like it is the 1920’s. In the 1920’s, there were many people looking for work but there were very few jobs to employ them. They post the job and list the qualifications they need for that job. What all companies fail to do is list the reasons why people would want to work for them.” by Brad Owens

“The best companies do not hire. The next time you post an ad for a job opening in your company, say “here is why you want to work for us” instead of “this is the person we are looking for.” by Brad Owens

 

“When I read the book I am Here I discovered mindfulness. After reading that book I stopped and smelled the roses for the first time in my life.” by Tony Moze

“I then started reading more personal development books and business books. I then decided I wanted to make my own niche. When I was searching on YouTube for books to read I discovered a trend. A lot of people were reviewing books on YouTube so I decided to put my personal touch on it.” by Tony Moze

You should understand that “sales” is happening in every facet of your life so you shouldn’t shy away from sales and marketing.” by Tony Moze

“I joined a network marketing organization and it was here that I learned that “sales” was important. Due to the seminars and webinars and the books that I read I knew that being creative just wasn’t enough. If you want to make an impact you have to start seeing things on a bigger scale and see yourself as a business - It takes capital, effective strategies on social media and paid advertising from emailing to calling business to business and from business to consumer.” by Tony Moze

 

“I worked on my business for 6 months while I was working full time. I worked really hard to get the business off the ground. I then decided to quit my job and start working on my business full-time after this time period. I was going through our savings very quickly. I was spending more than I should have and I was not working as hard as I should have. This was going on for 1 year.” by Curtis McHale

“Now I am so productive. I released 5 book reviews on Amazon last week.  I have written two 10,000 word books and one 35,000 word book this year. I get up at 4:45 every morning. I read for one hour. I write for one hour. I take a break in the afternoon – 3 hours to go for a run or play with my kids. But this took a long time to get to this point.” by Curtis McHale

The best form of advertising for me is being interviewed on Podcasts.by Curtis McHale

 

FREE RESOURCES:

To connect with Abigail Hopkins visit her Website: thatcleanlife.com or connect with her on Instagram: @thatcleanlife

To connect with Ulyses Osuna visit him on Facebook: Ulyses Osuna or Instagram: Ulyses Osuna

To connect with Brad Owens visit his Website: bradowens.com and to receive his free guide for Interviewing click: yourinterviewguide.com

To connect with Tony Moze: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TonyMoze5/ or Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tony_moze/?hl=en or Twitter: https://twitter.com/tony_moze and YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCszi2D2DFypMURxlOENUg8A

To connect with Curtis McHale visit his Website: curtismchale.ca or contact him on Social Media @curtismchale

If you need a Business Plan visit: Plan2Profit

If you want to talk to Colin Morgan book a call HERE

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Suggested Readings:

To get your Free Book click An Introduction to Meal Planning by Abigail Hopkins

How to Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie

The 5 Second Rule: Transform your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage by Mel Robbins

I Am Here Now: A Creative Mindfulness Guide and Journal by The Mindfulness Project

How to Read a Book by Mortimer J. Adler, Charles Van Doren

The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results by Gary Keller, Jay Papasan

The 12 Week Year: Get More Done in 12 Weeks than Others Do in 12 Months by Brian Moran, Michael Lennington

Need a Business Plan? Visit Plan2Profit

Suggested Readings from Week 23 and Week 24 and Week 25

There are also suggested readings from: Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, and Week 4 , Week 5 and Week 6, Week 7 , Week 8 , Week 9 and Week 10 , Week 11. and Week 12


The Entrepreneur Start-Up Series Week 25

These entrepreneurs can help you get your business “out of obscurity”.

Ep #127:  Josh Elledge, Turning Digital Entrepreneurs into Media Celebrities

Ep #128:  Larry Miles, Reinventing Wealth Management

Ep #129:  David Quick, How to Harness the Power of Your Herd

Ep #130:  Elliot Carlyle. The Brand. The Voice

Ep #131:  Michael O’Brien, Creating Better Tomorrows

The Daily Grind Business Podcast interviews successful business owners and people in hopes to inspire the next great entrepreneur.

Welcome to Week 25 of The Daily Grind Business Podcast Weekly Summaries. Each week the interviewees impart their wisdom by sharing their experiences. Learn from them. To connect with them and to receive some free information please click on the links below.

There is a common thread with all successful entrepreneurs and that is the importance of investing in both your business and personal growth. So each week we also share with you titles of books that either these entrepreneurs have written or suggested that you read.

The people who Colin interviews didn’t just make a million dollars. They persevered. A lot of them failed; but they got back up, dusted themselves off and got back in the race. They had an undying belief that what they were doing was the right thing and would eventually take off – it just needed time and more hard work. In the process, they reached out to mentors, read books, listened to podcasts and audiobooks and attended seminars. They got rid of their egos and they learned from people who were doing exactly what they wanted to do.

We are passionate about helping entrepreneurs get started in their businesses so this is why we have compiled weekly notes from our weekly podcasts. The entrepreneurs who so graciously offered their time to be interviewed are passionate about giving back and helping others as we do.

You are not alone!

 

Week 25

1. Josh Elledge is a U.S. Navy veteran and launched com to help entrepreneurs attract the perfect audiences and grow their brands without the crazy costs associated with traditional PR companies. UpMyInfluence’s purpose is to DEMOCRATIZE access to influence.

Josh believes he has a moral imperative to help entrepreneurs serve the world with their collective messages while growing their revenue! UpMyInfluence was the natural outgrowth of his first startup, SavingsAngel. com which has grossed more than $6 million in sales with less than $500 in advertising. He did it all through building authority and serving audiences in the media.

Josh is a weekly TV consumer expert in Orlando, writes a syndicated newspaper column to 1.1 million readers, and regularly appears on more than 75 TV stations across the country. All told, Josh has appeared in the media more than 2000 times.

Josh loves living in Orlando, FL with his wife and three children.


2. Larry Miles is a Principal and shareholder of AdvicePeriod, a firm whose mission is to reinvent wealth management. His primary focus is providing strategic leadership for growth and profitability while driving and maintaining a culture of excellence.

Over a nearly two-decade career, Larry has developed a wealth of leadership and business development experience across national market management, coaching, and professional growth.

His teams have won “#1 Best Place to Work in Los Angeles” two different years at two different companies—the only leader to ever accomplish this. Prior to joining AdvicePeriod, Larry was President of BNY Mellon’s largest Western Region. Larry started his career as an executive of a large independent RIA, where he facilitated a successful sale of that business to City National Bank.

Larry earned a BA from Amherst College, a Master of Science from the London School of Economics, and is a member of Young Presidents Organization.

He was named to InvestmentNews’ 40 Under 40 list last year and is authoring a book on how to build a professional services firm of the future, due out later this year.


3. David Quick is the go-to speaker, executive coach, and Vistage Chair expert helping business owners and CEOs learn how to work fewer hours, be significantly more successful, and build stronger professional relationships. David is a true “recovering Bull,” having worked over 20 years with companies like Bayer, Johnson & Johnson, and Roche Diagnostics. As the owner of Helping Bulls Thrive in China Shops, David has impacted over 300 CEOs nationwide, been featured on TEDx, and is a regular presenter at Vistage meetings.

Ask the big question, “Do you have the right people in the right seats?” The answer may surprise you! David takes a deep dive into employee performance, helps your organization understand the ideal traits needed for each new hire, gives you a better understanding of your current organizational gaps, and helps you get more top performers into your organization.

David truly enjoys helping business leaders thrive, their companies thrive and helping make his small corner of the world a better place.


4. Elliot Carlyle is a New York City-based branding & creative consultant, empowerment speaker, executive & life coach, and philanthropist. Elliot specializes in marketplace technologies including executive, public relations, creative direction and/or media services in the fashion, entertainment, and lifestyle industries. He has built a respected brand and reputation inside and outside the fashion industry because of his expertise in personal branding. Starting out as a college dropout, Elliot began his career by harnessing the power of social media to launch his brand via MySpace. From that time, his professional experience encompasses a number A-list entertainment clients, multimillionaire business executives, fashion events and brands over the last 10 years.

Today, Elliot continues to execute his personal mission, which is also his brand statement, in all his endeavors, “building people for global influence.”


5. Michael O’Brien helps sales and marketing leaders who are juggling it all slay the internal feelings of worry and doubt so they can accomplish complete success.

Before starting his executive coaching firm, Peloton Coaching, and Consulting, Michael spent over two decades in the pharmaceutical/bio industry in roles that ranged from sales to marketing to executive leadership. He is also lucky to be alive. On July 11th, 2001, he was struck head-on by a speeding SUV while out on a training bike ride. He considers it his last bad day and shares his journey from being a human doer to a human being in his best-selling memoir, Shift: Creating Better Tomorrows and donates all the proceeds to the World Bicycle Relief.

Finally, Michael is an active volunteer and corporate sponsor for the Healthcare Business Women’s Association and an advocate for gender parity. He lives in Bergen County, NJ with his wife, two daughters, three dogs and Rosie the cat.


Here are the key overarching takeaways from Colin’s interviews.

If anything resonates with you, click on the link and listen to the full one-half hour podcast or if you have any questions these entrepreneurs supplied you with their links so you can personally reach out to them.

Whether you are just starting this entrepreneurial journey or you’ve been at it for a while, the biggest hurdle you are likely to face is getting you and your business noticed.

There are people out there who need what you offer; you just need to find your voice!

 

“If you want to grow your business then the #1 thing to do is Brand your Website. People love doing business with people and not faceless corporations. It is really important on your website and on your social media platforms to communicate that you are a real person and that you had a hero’s journey. Tell them your story why you do what you do and that you have a lot of value that you can now offer to them.” by Josh Elledge


“The second thing to do if you want to grow your business is to work on your business instead of in your business. If there is something that you do not like doing but know that it will grow your business then you should be doing it. It is a sign.”  by Josh Elledge


“The currency that is more valuable than anything in business is authority. Finding ways to become respected in your industry is the most valuable thing that you could possibly do. Authority comes from other people who are higher in authority saying “yes Paul Morgan at Plan2Profit is a cool guy. You ought to pay more attention to him. It doesn’t necessarily come from financial success.  It comes from other influencers. So make this a huge priority.”  by Josh Elledge

 

“The more you can surround yourself with great people in your business, the more you will learn and the better you will be.” by Larry Miles


“People are the key to your success. The biggest challenge is finding the right people and then putting them in the right position to allow them to succeed.  To find the best people, it is about telling the world about what you believe in and allowing the people who share your mission to find you. In our business, we want to attract people who share our mission.” by Larry Miles


“Two years ago we had 50 clients. Today we have over 600 clients. Two years ago we had one office – today we have 12 offices. We have added so many great people with great ideas that our partners could never have come up with. If we weren’t open to their suggestions we would not have the business we have today. You must be open to new innovations, new technologies and new ideas.” by Larry Miles

 

“This is my version of what a coach can do for you. You need that person alongside you that will stretch you, that doesn’t have an agenda and that holds you accountable for that path that you define. Every athlete has a coach that holds them accountable to a scheduled practice routine so every business owner should as well.” by David Quick


“I also tell owners that they should be involved in a Mastermind group or groups as well as employing a coach. It allows you to step out of your day to day routine and work on your business with a broader perspective.” by David Quick


“Always ask yourself these questions: Where are you going? What do you want to be? What do you want to do and what do you want to have?” by David Quick

 

“Behind every brand, behind every company, behind every product there is a person. “I help bring people to a place of clarity so they can create the type of context that they need. The more clear you are on your entrepreneurial journey the more success you will experience.” by Elliot Carlyle


“I think one of the biggest struggles that entrepreneurs experience is when to say yes and why to say no. When you get caught up in the grind, you are really excited about what you are doing so you say yes to everything. I overextended myself. I served the people but probably did not service them the way I should have. So I put systems in place. Now I ask myself this question – Is this a relationship that will benefit both parties.”  by Elliot Carlyle


“Remain a student of life. In every piece of life or every area in your life there is a moment to learn. There is a moment to be inspired. There is a moment to be empowered. Every experience you have helps you navigate your place in this world.” by Elliot Carlyle

 

“I was in a horrific accident. I knew I was in trouble. I was in pain and I couldn’t move. When I was in the helicopter being transported to a hospital I can remember hearing the blades of the helicopter and this thought came to me - If I live - My Life will be different. I will stop chasing happiness and just be.” by Michael O’Brien


“I did play the victim for a while. In fact I was a mess. I was angry. I was revengeful. I then had this moment that I realized I wanted to be the best version of myself. I wanted to be the best husband; the best father. I knew then that I had to shift my mindset from being a victim. My new story is that I am resilient. I readjusted my mindset. I have this mantra that I recite every day and it is about me getting better every day.” by Michael O’Brien


“You need resilience because you are going to have setbacks. When you experience setbacks go back to your breath. Pause and just Breathe. Try to change your story. Look at this setback as a growing opportunity and keep showing up day after day. Live the value of resilience.” by Michael O’Brien

 

FREE RESOURCES:

To connect with Josh Elledge - Sign Up For Josh’s FREE WEBINARhttps://go.upmyinfluence.com/webinar-registration

To connect with Larry Miles visit his Website: adviceperiod.com or you can Email Larry: larry.miles@adviceperiod.com

To connect with David Quick visit his Website: helpingbulls.com

For Free Resources visit helpingbulls.com/dailygrind

To connect with Elliot Carlyle visit his Website elliotcarlyle.net or you can connect with him on Instagram: Elliot Carlyle, Twitter: Elliot Carlyle, and Facebook: Elliot Carlyle

To connect with Michael O’Brien visit his Website michaelobrienshift.com

ALL proceeds of Michael’s book goes to The World Bicycle Relief. 

If you need a Business Plan visit: Plan2Profit

If you want to talk to Colin Morgan book a call HERE

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Suggested Readings:

Blue Ocean Strategy, Expanded Edition: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make the Competition Irrelevant  by W. Chan Kim

Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy Seals Lead and Win (New Edition) by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin

Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days by Jake Knapp, John Zeratsky

The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business by Patrick M. Lencioni

Radical Candar: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity by Kim Scott

Lingo: Discover Your Ideal Customer’s Secret Language and Make Your Secret Language and Make Your Business Irresistible  by Jeffrey Shaw

Who Moved My Cheese? An A-Mazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life by Spencer Johnson, Kenneth Blanchard

Shift: Creating Better Tomorrows: Winning at Work and in Life by Michael O’Brien

***ALL the profits from Shift will go to World Bicycle Relief. ***

The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles by Steven Pressfield

Tribe of Mentors: Short Life Advice from the Best in the World by Timothy Ferriss

Need a Business Plan? Visit Plan2Profit

Suggested Readings from Week 23 and Week 24

There are also suggested readings from: Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, and Week 4 , Week 5 and Week 6, Week 7 , Week 8 , Week 9 and Week 10 , Week 11. and Week 12


The Entrepreneur Start-Up Series Week 24

These entrepreneurs dedicate their businesses to a very specific niche. They follow the adage “The Riches are in the Niches”.

Ep #122:  AJ Wilcox, The LinkedIn Expert

Ep #123:  Sam McRoberts, VUDU Marketing

Ep #124:  Kevin Harrington, Original Shark

Ep #125:  Guy Kawasaki, Chief Evangelist of Canva

Ep #126:  Peter Reitano, Abacus Agency

The Daily Grind Business Podcast interviews successful business owners and people in hopes to inspire the next great entrepreneur.

Welcome to Week 24 of The Daily Grind Business Podcast Weekly Summaries. Each week the interviewees impart their wisdom by sharing their experiences. Learn from them. To connect with them and to receive some free information please click on the links below.

There is a common thread with all successful entrepreneurs and that is the importance of investing in both your business and personal growth. So each week we also share with you titles of books that either these entrepreneurs have written or suggested that you read.

The people who Colin interviews didn’t just make a million dollars. They persevered. A lot of them failed; but they got back up, dusted themselves off and got back in the race. They had an undying belief that what they were doing was the right thing and would eventually take off – it just needed time and more hard work. In the process, they reached out to mentors, read books, listened to podcasts and audiobooks and attended seminars. They got rid of their egos and they learned from people who were doing exactly what they wanted to do.

We are passionate about helping entrepreneurs get started in their businesses so this is why we have compiled weekly notes from our weekly podcasts. The entrepreneurs who so graciously offered their time to be interviewed are passionate about giving back and helping others as we do.

 

Week 24

1. AJ Wilcox is a long-time digital marketer who fell in love with the LinkedIn Ads platform in 2011. He founded B2Linked.com in 2014, which specializes in LinkedIn Ads account management, training, and consulting.

Since then, he has managed hundreds of accounts and a combined $100 million in ad spend on the network. He has worked directly with several of LinkedIn’s top 10 accounts.

AJ’s entrepreneurial journey is deeply rooted in his faith. After he was fired from his last job, he was offered multiple job opportunities. He prayed to God to figure out what he should do and the answer was to turn them all down and start his own business — and he’s never looking back!


2. Sam McRoberts, founder & CEO of VUDU Marketing, has been doing web design and online marketing for 18 years, and has extensive experience with search engine optimization (SEO), content marketing, paid search marketing, conversion optimization, and social media marketing.

He has done work for hundreds of companies such as HTC, Microsoft, Nokia, Getty Images, HostGator, Goodreads, Scholastic, and Shane Co.

Sam is the author of Screw the Zoo (#1 Amazon best seller in self-help), a book about escaping from the mental and societal cages that keep us trapped, and writes for Inc. and Entrepreneur.


3. Kevin Harrington is an orginial “Shark” onthe hit TV show Shark Tank, the creator of the infomercial, pioneer of the As Seen on TV brand, and co-founding board member of the Entrepreneur’s Organization—Kevin Harrington has pushed past all the questions and excuses to repeatedly enjoy 100X success.

His legendary work behind-the-scenes of business ventures has produced well over $5 billion in global sales, the launch of more than 500 products, and the making dozens of millionaires. Twenty of his companies have each topped $100 million in revenue.


4. Guy Kawasaki did not invent secular evangelism, but he popularized it. This goes back to 1983 and his work with the Macintosh Division of Apple. He is currently the chief evangelist of Canva, an online, graphics-design Company from Australia.

Guy is the author of thirteen books. These books are textbooks for the finest academic institutions in the world and have been both New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers. His writing focuses on the tactical and practical in order to empower and inspire.

Guy gives over fifty keynote speeches per year. His clients include Apple, Nike, Gartner, Audi, Google, Microsoft, and Breitling as well as dozens of trade associations. His topics include innovation, enchantment, social media, evangelism, and entrepreneurship.


5. Peter Reitano is the Co-Founder and CEO of Abacus Agency.  He is an Agency side marketing veteran with 10 years in the industry. Built and sold Spark Marketing, teaches digital marketing at Bitmaker Labs, mentors at Futurpreneur, and regularly speaks at conferences and industry panels around the world.


Here are the key overarching takeaways from Colin’s interviews.

Marketing is the oxygen to your business. Colin spoke to 3 entrepreneurs who found their niches in the marketing world – Facebook, LinkedIn and SEO. They provided some great tips and resources for you.

A beautiful Website doesn’t matter if no one can find it!

But you cannot start advertising or even start pitching your business idea to investors if you cannot answer the question “What do you do” clearly and succinctly.

 

“LinkedIn Ads targets B2B. On Facebook you can do things like target by job title or company name but so few people actually put that information into their profile. That it is really difficult to scale. LinkedIn allows advertisers the ability to target based on nearly all of the attributes of a professional’s LinkedIn profile.” by AJ Wilcox


“There are 3 areas that should consider advertising on LinkedIn. One is High value business to business leads.  If you are selling a product or service to a business and it gives you $15,000 over the lifetime of that one customer then it is a good platform to advertise on. The 2nd is White Collar recruiting – an HR department looking to hire 100 or more tech people. The 3rd is Higher Education – MBA Programs and PHD Programs looking to recruit.” by AJ Wilcox


“I have an investment mindset. I knew I could continue my business for a solid 6 months without revenue because I saved a nest egg. For the first year and a half, I wrote guest blog posts for digital marketing companies, I partnered with someone doing a webinar so I could teach other people about LinkedIn ads, and I wrote courses. I knew doing this wasn’t going to generate income tomorrow but maybe over time it would build up a library of inbound content that might bring me leads. I cared about what I was doing and how it would affect my business 6 months later. I was interesting in building long‑term relationships with people.” by AJ Wilcox

 

“The bigger you are the more likely your mistakes will be technical in nature. For example, is your content mobile friendly, are there errors on your site, or is your site slow.” by Sam McRoberts


“I learned early in the business that I am not a bank. Some companies want to pay 60 - 90 days out. Some companies want to pay you after the work is done. Some companies are terrible. I hated chasing money so one year later I decided not to work under their terms. I now expect cash out front. Once you push back a little most people are fine with it. Operating under this model has saved me a lot of headaches.” by Sam McRoberts


Learn everything you can about marketing. It is so important for your business.” by Sam McRoberts

 

“I started several businesses as a young entrepreneur. I started in 1984 selling products on the Discovery Channel during their down time. This was the beginning and the birth of the infomercial industry. We started selling ginsu knives, food savers, juicers, George foreman products etc. I am considered the Inventor of the Modern Day Infomercial. I have done over 500 infomercials and this led to a public company on The New York Stock Exchange that grew into the billions of dollars in sales.” by Kevin Harrington


“It is important for early entrepreneurs to perfect their pitch. I believe it is vital. You need it also for a press release, you need it for a good Website. You need to write a sales pitch for your business and to sell your products. You also need a great pitch to raise capital.” by Kevin Harrington


“When you start your business surround yourself with smart people. Today, I spend over $100,000 in mentors and coaches in all different areas. Don’t be afraid to spend money to get the right people.” by Kevin Harrington

 

“I wish I could say being prepared and hard work is not only necessary but sufficient. It may be necessary but not always sufficient. There are times when you will get lucky or unlucky. There are shades of grey. Properly prepared or more prepared increases your probability of success but it doesn’t guarantee success.” by Guy Kawasaki


The key for an entrepreneur wanting to launch a product is to understand that the purpose of a company is to create a customer. It is not to raise money. Many entrepreneurs are so focused on the pitch and the plan and the forecast when they should be focused on the prototype.” by Guy Kawasaki


“I highly recommend that you read the book “If you Want to Write”. This book changed my life. It will unshackle you from limitations that people put on you. It will free you from external and internal limitations.” by Guy Kawasaki

 

“Facebook is just a behemoth and it has turned the advertising platform into an incredible tool. It is only a matter of time until more people will be advertising on Facebook. Last year was the first time that major banks in Canada spent more on digital marketing than traditional marketing.” by Peter Reitano


“Having an ego can be very destructive. Marketing is very ego driven and if you continue to think that you know everything then your relationships with your clients and your employees will be ruined. So let the best idea win, have humility and watch the data.” by Peter Reitano


There are a couple of common mistakes that a lot of entrepreneurs make when advertising on Facebook. Number 1 - they are not spending enough. You should spend enough to get statistically significant data sets. You can then make good decisions based on that data. Number 2 - people create content that isn’t specialized to the platform. Every platform has its own language so change up your message.” by Peter Reitano

 

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To connect with AJ visit his Website: B2linked.com (fill out the contact page and connect directly with AJ) 

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To connect with Guy Kawasaki go to LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/guykawasaki/ or to his Website: https://guykawasaki.com/

To connect with Peter visit his Website: https://www.abacus.agency/ or follow him on Twitter: Peter Reitano

If you need a Business Plan visit: Plan2Profit

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Suggested Readings:

Screw the Zoo by Sam McRoberts

The 4-Hour WorkWeek by Timothy Ferriss

Secret to Closing The Sale by Zig Ziglar

If You Want To Write by Brenda Ueland

Built to Sell by John Warrillow

Give Your Speech Change The World: How to Move Your Audience to Action by Nick Morgan

The Art of the Start 2.0 by Guy Kawasaki

Selling the Dream by Guy Kawasaki

Reality Check by Guy Kawasaki

Enchantment by Guy Kawasaki

The Art of Social Media by Guy Kawasaki

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The Entrepreneur Start-Up Series Week 23

These entrepreneurs were motivated to change, and they were deliberate in how they were going to do it.

Ep #117:  Russ Perry, Design Pickle

Ep #118:  Travis Chambers, Chief Media Hacker

Ep #119:  Johnathan Grzybowski, Co-Founder of Penji

Ep #120:  Colin Nanka, Sales and Leadership Development

Ep #121:  Brent McClure, CFO

The Daily Grind Business Podcast interviews successful business owners and people in hopes to inspire the next great entrepreneur.

Welcome to Week 23 of The Daily Grind Business Podcast Weekly Summaries. Each week the interviewees impart their wisdom by sharing their experiences. Learn from them. To connect with them and to receive some free information please click on the links below.

There is a common thread with all successful entrepreneurs and that is the importance of investing in both your business and personal growth. So each week we also share with you titles of books that either these entrepreneurs have written or suggested that you read.

The people who Colin interviews didn’t just make a million dollars. They persevered. A lot of them failed; but they got back up, dusted themselves off and got back in the race. They had an undying belief that what they were doing was the right thing and would eventually take off – it just needed time and more hard work. In the process, they reached out to mentors, read books, listened to podcasts and audiobooks and attended seminars. They got rid of their egos and they learned from people who were doing exactly what they wanted to do.

We are passionate about helping entrepreneurs get started in their businesses so this is why we have compiled weekly notes from our weekly podcasts. The entrepreneurs who so graciously offered their time to be interviewed are passionate about giving back and helping others as we do.

 

Week 23

1. Russ Perry is the Founder of Design Pickle, the #1 unlimited and flat-rate graphic design service in the world. Launched in 2015, Design Pickle has experienced unprecedented success helping small businesses get the creative content they need so their clients can focus on what they do best. Russ is the author of The Sober Entrepreneur, a powerful book uncovering his journey from rock bottom and his commitment to the ultimate life hack: sobriety. Additionally, Russ is a Certified Trainer with Wake-Up Warrior, the #1 training program for men worldwide. He enjoys traveling with his wife – Mika – and their three beautiful daughters.


2. Travis Chambers is the Founder and Chief Media Hacker at Chamber.Media, an agency that makes scalable social videos; large production videos run as ads on Facebook and YouTube that drive millions in sales. In his career, he’s been a hands-on Director, Producer, Writer,
and Social Ad Buyer. See case studies at www.chamber.media.chamber.Media videos have driven $40,000,000+ in trackable sales, 250 million views, 3 million social shares, 15k press features, and thousands of brand integrations with social influencers. We’ve been featured in AdWeek, Forbes, NextWeb, and Time.

Travis led distribution and content strategy for “YouTube’s #1 Ad of the Decade,” Kobe vs. Messi with 140 million views. He’s worked with brands like Yahoo, Kraft, Old Navy, Coca-Cola, and Amazon among others.

Travis regularly speaks about social/web video at conferences such as VidCon, VidSummit, ad: tech, Start Festival, CVX Live, and Universities.


3. Johnathan Grzybowski is the co-founder of Penji, a dependable on-demand design service that helps marketing teams receive unlimited custom design at a flat monthly cost. His goal is to empower the next generation of designers through education and community building. Johnathan is also the producer and host of The Blind Entrepreneur Podcast featuring interviews with entrepreneurs, CEO’s, and business professionals to help those who may be temporally blind in business and guide those individuals to profitability.


4. Colin Nanka is the Senior Director of Enablement for North American Sales and Leadership Development at the world’s leading Customer Relationship Management Company, Salesforce.com. He is a proven sales leader with over 20 years of sales experience including time at Salesforce and Xerox Corporation. Colin completed his business degree in Canada at the University of Alberta. In his spare time, he competes in multi-day, self-sustained, adventure races in the world’s most treacherous terrains, including the Sahara Desert, Gobi Desert, Iceland, Grand Canyon, Atacama Desert and, most recently, in Antarctica. He has a passion for writing, collaborating, learning and empowering his community to go further.


5. Brent McClure is not your typical CPA. He is a visionary, a change agent, and paradigm breaker for the accounting profession as well as businesses across multiple verticals. Brent grew up in his family grocery store and took a love of business from an early age and turned it into his future.

A results-oriented Senior Executive and Consultant with more than 20 years of success, Brent crosses many business verticals: financial services, construction, SaaS, retail, distribution, manufacturing, oil & gas, and technology industries. Brent leverages his extensive experience to help businesses improve profitability, increase their capacity, develop sustainability and ensure necessary compliance all while achieving a greater return on investment.

In his experience, Brent has learned that hiring a CFO isn’t something many small or medium-sized businesses can afford, yet many times desperately need. With this knowledge, he started promoting his CFO services as more of an outsourced, a la carte, offering via McClure Consulting & Advisory, LLC.

Now Brent helps businesses surpass their financial goals through leadership coupled with strategic planning and execution. He wants to ensure business leaders and owners no longer ignore the need for robust financial support or the “back office”, finances to their own detriment.


The one piece of advice that most of these entrepreneurs would like to give you is to have patience. They were always pushing to be successful. “It is good to push but too often we keep climbing and fail to enjoy the process and to be grateful during the process.”

 

“I had to make a hard decision at 22. I was going to be a father. I decided to become an entrepreneur then. I wish I could say it was roses and success, but it wasn’t. I was struggling with alcohol addiction. When I made the decision in 2013 to become clean I was very clear about what I needed to do. I wanted to pursue a professional path that was in total alignment with my interests.” by Russ Perry
When I first started, I was always chasing the dollar. I was always chasing the next contract because I needed to get paid. I didn’t think about how I was getting paid and the value I was providing. I was addicted to be an entrepreneur without actually knowing how to do it.” by Russ Perry
“To make more money you need to create more value in what you are offering. Find out what your customers value and service those needs.” by Russ Perry

 

“When I started this business, I was curious. I had side projects. I had a desire to learn this industry, so I invested 100’s of hours studying the industry. It was preparation meeting opportunity. by Travis Chambers
“We had a client that we did a lot of work for, but he only paid us ½ of what they owed us. It hurt our cash flow. I had to move in with my mother-in-law for a while just to make ends meet.” by Travis Chambers
“Six months later we transitioned our business from selling shareable videos to direct response sales videos. Anytime you pivot your business like this expect a downtime in your business. This was two years ago. I was three months away from letting my employee go and then we got a major project that got us going again and we have never stopped.” by Travis Chambers

 

“Initially when we started the business it was great. It was growing but I was not happy with the way we were delivering our service; we were lacking something. It wasn’t a lack of quality there was a lack of care missing in our service. I wasn’t happy with the way the business was running. We were asked by the press: “Why are you here in the city of Camden, New Jersey” and “What are you doing to give back.” We had no answer. We wanted to flip the narrative. We now want to give people opportunities - jobs. We deliver more quality to our service. We are now a socially-conscious business.” by Johnathan Grzybowski
“Leadership has been my biggest learning curve – you need to check your ego at the door. The company will always be bigger than you especially if you have employees. You must admit that you are wrong sometimes. Look after your employees. It is a give and take relationship.” by Johnathan Grzybowski
“You can be successful right in your backyard. You do not need to move to a major city to be successful. By creating an incredible service and giving back to the community you can be in business anywhere.” by Johnathan Grzybowski

“I have had a lot of life lessons through failure. What I learned from racing is that you need to find new gears when you are at the bottom of your tank. IT IS BY ASKING YOURSELF GOOD QUESTIONS like; What is the learning opportunity. I needed to switch my mindset. I knew I was going to grow from this race.” by Colin Nanka
“Good salespeople play the long game. They know that there is a set of skills that they need to have but they don’t try to take on everything at once.” by Colin Nanka
“This is the way I like to think of Mentorship. I like to have these 3 buckets full at all time:
Play with someone that is better than you because they will stretch your capabilities.
Play with someone who is equal to you because it will drive that competitiveness in you.
Play with someone who is not as good as you. Pay it forward.”  by Colin Nanka

 

“I didn’t like working in the corporate world. I felt like something was missing. It didn’t excite me to make partner where I was working. What excited me was to be my own entrepreneur, although it took me awhile to step out on my own. It was difficult for me making that leap of faith and not having a regular pay check.” by Brent McClure
“I meditated. I made lists. I listened to podcasts and I realized that many people were in the same situation that I was in. I was unhappy in my job and I needed to branch out on my own.” by Brent McClure
“Many business operators ignore their financials. They think anyone can do it but deep down they are afraid because they don’t know anything about the financial side of their business. Many business operators ignore their numbers, and many suffer from margin erosion.” by Brent McClure

 

FREE RESOURCES: 

To connect with Russ Perry click his Website: https://designpickle.com/ or you connect with him on Instagram: Russ Perry

To connect with Travis Chambers visit his Website: www.chamber.media or connect with him on LinkedIn: Travis Chambers or you can listen to his Podcast: How I Sold Your Attention

To connect with Johnathan Grzybowski, visit his Website: penji.co

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To connect with Colin Nanka on Twitter: Colin Nanka or Instagram: Colin Nanka or you can read Colin’s Daily Blog: https://colinnanka.com/blog/

To connect with Brent McClure, visit his Website: brentmcclure.com or follow him On Social Media: @lbmcpa.

For a FREE Strategy Session: brentmcclure.com/dailygrind

If you need a Business Plan visit: Plan2Profit

SUGGESTED READING:

The Sober Entrepreneur by Russ Perry

Deep Work, By Cal Newport

The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss

The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau

How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

The Way of The Champion, by Jerry Lynch and Chungliang Al Huang

Shoe Dog  by Phil Knight

How Champions Think by Dr. Bob Rotella and Bob Cullen

Crushing It by Gary Vaynerchuk

Tribe of Mentors by Tim Ferriss


The Entrepreneur Start-Up Series Week 12

“Marketing is the cornerstone for every successful business. “Nothing happens in business until someone sells something to someone else.”

Ep #56:  Noah Kagan, Founder of The Sumo Group

Ep #57:  Tom Schwab, Founder of Interview Valet

Ep #58:  Finding Your Dream Job with Nissar Ahamed

Ep #59:  Curiosity & Culture with Barry Glassman

Ep #60:  Influencer Marketing with Victor Ricci

The Daily Grind Business Podcast interviews successful business owners and people in hopes to inspire the next great entrepreneur.

Welcome to Week 12 of The Daily Grind Business Podcast Weekly Summaries. Each week the interviewees impart their wisdom by sharing their experiences. Learn from them. To connect with them and to receive some free information please click on the links below.

There is a common thread with all successful entrepreneurs and that is the importance of investing in both your business and personal growth. So each week we also share with you titles of books that either these entrepreneurs have written or suggested that you read.

 

Week 12

1. Noah Kagan is a serial entrepreneur, author, podcaster, internet marketer, business expert, and taco lover. He was employee #30 on Facebook and #4 at Mint. He’s the founder of Sumo and AppSumo. Essentially, he builds tools that help small businesses grow.


2. Tom Schwab knows how to build an online business. Marketing at its heart is starting a conversation with someone who could be an ideal customer. Tom helps small business owners, entrepreneurs and soloprenuers get featured on leading podcasts their prospects are already listening to. Then he shows them how to turn listeners into customers.


3. Nissar Ahamed is the Founder and Managing Editor of an online publication called com, where they focus on career advice for job seekers and freelancers.

His publication, CareerMetis.com has a community focused approach to career discussion and has earnt Nissar great respect amongst his peers. His decision to establish CareerMetis.com, was motivated by a desire to share his experience in the recruitment industry with others.


4. Barry Glassman founded Glassman Wealth Services back in 2009 and has grown the firm to manage over $1 billion for families and entrepreneurs. You may have seen him on CNBC as he sits on their digital advisory board; and he has been recognized with top advisor awards by just about every respected financial publication, including Barron’s, Financial Times and Investment News.

But what drives him is different than most financial leaders, believing that the culture at his firm can affect the outcomes of his clients’ goals. In his spare time, he’s a frustrated color-blind photographer (www.barryglassman.net), specializing in travel and sports photography.”


5. Victor Ricci is the founder of Trend Pie. A marketing company that specializes in Influence Marketing. At 22 years old he has around 5 years of experience in social media and digital Ricci has always loved the Internet and creating things. As a teenager, he experimented in different areas of technology and business to find what he was passionate about. During this process, he started a half dozen web companies before founding Trend Pie in his college dorm room.

He started taking social media more seriously when his Vine account, @QuickLifeHacks, amassed over 1,400,000 followers. He was a social media personality for years so he understands the industry from both aspects. Ricci graduated from Seton Hall University with a degree in Marketing.


Three of these entrepreneurs carved a unique and different niche in the marketing world.

A couple of entrepreneurs were taught to go ahead and find a secure career. Put your time in, get a pension and everything will be taken care of. These entrepreneurs did work in what the masses would consider a “great job” but they were not happy.

 

“I kept getting fired so this is how I got into entrepreneurship. I started this business to solve two problems. I wanted software and I didn’t want to pay full price for it. I wanted to find a career that would make me stay. I wanted to be my own boss that I couldn’t do in any individual company. I quit my job after making about $2,000 outside my job. I believe that you have to find out if your business idea has legs and then from there flush it out– test the market. by Noah Kagan

“It’s hard to be in business if you do not have a network around you. I recommend going to find a Facebook group that is set up for people who want to start a business and start helping them out with advice. Offer your service for free and then just start to get busy.” by Noah Kagan


“Your Problem is actually 20% of the problem. The real problem is your attitude towards that problem.” by Noah Kagan

 

“Marketing for me is just starting a conversation with someone that could be an ideal customer. If you can get your blogs on guest’s blogs like Huffington Post, New York Times, etc. wherever your ideal customers are, then you are borrowing that audience so they get to know who you are and to start to trust you.” by Tom Schwab

“Podcast Interview marketing will be similar to what email marketing or social media marketing was.” by Tom Schwab


“I learned something very valuable when I served in the Navy. You have to be smart enough to know the right answer when told.” by Tom Schwab

 

“Focus on skill building and gaining experience. Different experiences will lead you to great things.” by Nissar Ahamed

“Empower yourself so if and when you get in the position that you might leave your present job to go out on your own you will be ready.” by Nissar Ahamed


“If you don’t buy into your mentors philosophies and their values then you will be frustrated most of your career.” by Barry Glassman

“I gave up my brokerage firm in 2009 and became a fiduciary. It was a learning curve. When I started out I would pick up the phone and start calling potential clients from 9-4 and then from 6-9 to introduce myself and my independent services to them. It took a long time before someone said Yes. Then I had my Forest Gump Moment. In 1996 there was a snow storm so no other brokerages were open. So I phoned that week and that is when I started my client base. I made more clients that week than the previous 2 years combined.”by Barry Glassman

“When you do it right and for the right reasons everything that you do should come back to your mission statement. Our mission statement is to enrich our client’s lives.” by Barry Glassman


“Gary Vanderchuk feels that you should put out a whole bunch of content and eventually it will pay off. I believe in this philosophy to a point. - Putting out poor content can negatively affect your company and hurt your image down the road. My advice is to definitely put out as much content as you can but to a standard that will make you proud of what you posted. Balance your content with good content.” by Victor Ricci

“When I started Trend Pie – I messed up more times than I can count. But I had an amazing support system. My mentor guided me through the pitfalls of being an entrepreneur in the early stages. I wasn’t keeping any records of our campaigns. I had no analytics set up to view the results of the campaign, no invoices or logs of campaigns, and this is how I was running the business for 2 months. I was more concerned about executing the campaign and making sure it was successful rather than any preparation pre or post campaign.” by Victor Ricci

“Building your network is so important.” by Victor Ricci

 

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To connect with Noah Kaban visit his Websites: Appsumo.com - social media tool; Sumo.com, - tools to automate your site growth; Briefcasehq.com – dozens of software tools to help you create, grow and scale your business; Kingsumo.com to help you grow your email list.

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To connect with Tom Schwab visit his Website.

To connect with Nissar Ahamed visit his Website or email him: nissar@careermetis.com

To connect with Barry Glassman’s visit his Website and to see his breathtaking landscape photography visit this Website.

To connect with Victor Ricci visit his Website or Twitter: @victorjricci and/or Email: victor@trendpie.com

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SUGGESTED READING:

Podcast Guest Profits: Grow Your Business with a Targeted Interview Strategy by Tom Schwab

Upside-Down Selling by Ian Altman

Same Side Selling by Ian Altman

There are suggested readings from: Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, and Week 4 , Week 5 and Week 6, Week 7 , Week 8 , Week 9 and Week 10 and Week 11.


The Entrepreneur Start-Up Series Week 11

“Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light” and these entrepreneurs found it.

Ep #51:  True Influence with Tim David

Ep #52:  Mobile Fundraising with Jason Grad

Ep #53:  Part 1: Spencer Thompson, Founder and President of Sokanu

Ep #54:  Part 1: Spencer Thompson, Founder and President of Sokanu

Ep #55:  Live a Tax-Free Life, with Craig Cody

The Daily Grind Business Podcast interviews successful business owners and people in hopes to inspire the next great entrepreneur.

Welcome to Week 11 of The Daily Grind Business Podcast Weekly Summaries. Each week the interviewees impart their wisdom by sharing their experiences. Learn from them. To connect with them and to receive some free information please click on the links below.

There is a common thread with all successful entrepreneurs and that is the importance of investing in both your business and personal growth. So each week we also share with you titles of books that either these entrepreneurs have written or suggested that you read.

 

Week 11

1. Tim David is the author of the popular book Magic Words – The Science and Secrets Behind Seven Words that Motivate, Engage, and Influence.

Tim explored the important psychology behind how what we say affects those around us in business and in life His new book, TRUE Influence - The Magic of human connection, goes even deeper and takes aim at how influence works in the real world.

An ex-professional magician (8 years in the craft), Tim now teaches salespeople and leaders the dangers of influence “tricks” and the magic and science of prioritizing human connection at work and in life. Tim’s specialty is taking the latest scientific findings and translating them into practical, usable tips delivered with a dose of quirky humor. He writes for Huffington Post, Psychology Today, Harvard Business Review, and has been featured on thousands of stages and in hundreds of media outlets around the world.


2. Jason Grad is the founder and CEO of Bstow, the leading all-in-one mobile fundraising platform. An award-winning entrepreneur, he is a Techstars and Venture for America mentor and a former top salesperson at Yelp, where he also co-led the Yelp Foundation 501(c) (3).

Grad‘s company, Bstow, is a platform-as-a-service (PaaS) that builds mobile apps for fundraisers at a fraction of the cost of the competition or an in-house build. Backed by Techstars, 500 Start-ups and Barclays, Bstow also provides branded solutions. The company has been featured in O Magazine, Tech.co, TechCrunch, NP Tech for Good, Huffington Post, and Yahoo! Finance.


3. Part 1 - Spencer Thompson is the Founder and President of Sokanu. Sokanu is the world’s leading career discovery solution. Its consumer-facing, ML-based career test and vast database of career info are visited by over 10M people annually (~40% pre-college) and the test is completed by 1M people annually. The career database provides always updating information on over 800 careers and includes compensation, education/training, and satisfaction data at both national and state levels.


4. Part 2 – Spencer Thompson is the Founder and President of Sokanu. Sokanu is the world’s leading career discovery solution.


5. Craig Cody is a Certified Tax Coach, Certified Public Accountant, Business Owner and Former New York City Police Officer with 17 years’ experience on the Force. In addition to being a Certified Public Accountant for the past 15 years, he is also a Certified Tax Coach. As a Certified Tax Coach, Craig belongs to a select group of tax practitioners throughout the country who undergo extensive training and continued education on various tax planning techniques and strategies to become, as well as remain, certified. With this organization, Craig has co-authored an Amazon best seller book, Secrets of a Tax-Free Life.


These entrepreneurs did not come from wealthy families. They created businesses that get them up excited every morning. Along the way, they cultivated a habit and that was reading books.

There is a direct correlation in the amount of reading that you do and your long‑term success.

Somebody once asked Warren Buffett about his secret to success. Buffett pointed to a stack of books and said, “Read 500 pages like this every day. That’s how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest.”

“I wanted to do one thing and other people wanted me to do what was Realistic. I wasn’t making money being a magician, it wasn’t paying the bills. I was really struggling and Dad was right for a long time. So I ran into a mentor that told me Show Business is 2 words - Show and its Business. Have a business plan, have a marketing plan, become more influential as a salesperson, as a negotiator and as a leader.” by Tim David


I read 52 books in 52 weeks. It was a stretch. After that year, I wrote a new book and more doors opened up for me. I do not see this as a coincidence. The best stuff in life is on the top shelf and you can only reach them by stepping on the books you read.” by Tim David


“The danger of influence is when you fall into this trap - I have to cheat to win; fake it until I make it; it’s a jungle out there. You become someone you are not and put on this mask as a fast sleaze talking salesperson that has to push push push, sell sell sell and at the end of the day you are exhausted. It is not easy to keep being inauthentic.” by Tim David

 

“Every day is day #1. You can do whatever you want tomorrow and the same applies to business. Look at where your business is versus where the market is and focus on the highest points of leverage to move your business forward. Focus on what is the lowest effort that gives you the highest impact going forward on a daily basis and go after it.” by Jason Grad


“Continue to re-evaluate your habits. Humans are creatures of habits. I want to make sure that the habits I have are the ones leading me towards my dreams and goals. I read a lot. ” by Jason Grad


Getting funding in the early days was extremely difficult. It is a challenge for most entrepreneurs. Within the first 3 months I did run out of money so I started another company based around what I was good at – marketing. This business grew in only 3 months so I put that revenue back in Bstow. I then created a couple of partnerships with a couple of my clients. So I got as scrappy as possible. This is how I got the extra cash to get back into the business I really wanted to do - Bstow.” by Jason Grad

Honestly the first couple of years of SOKANU were a tremendous struggle. When I first started this business, I wanted to emulate what I thought was success - People who wear suits and carry blackberries. I had this idea and it was to help people find their perfect career because the career tests that they took in high school and college were really poor. People hated the experience. I thought the easy way to do this was to build a Website and raise a little money to get started. Well it took 2 years for me to find someone to build my Website.by Spencer Thompson


“Entrepreneurs and CEOs either operate out of a place of fear or a place of strength and that is largely correlated by the amount of money that they have. If you empirically analyze the traits and backgrounds of people that run successful start-ups and successful companies almost all of them come from wealthy backgrounds and almost all of them went to Ivy League schools including Stanford. They come from a group that are largely male and largely white and elite.” by Spencer Thompson

I have always had a 10-15 year plan. You must be in a position of strength and you must understand your goals. Every company has a governing philosophy. There is no wrong answer. As long as you know what you are and why you are doing it then your philosophy should not change. Your tactics and processes will change.” by Spencer Thompson


“Interpersonal ability and relationship building is so incredibly important in business. If you can make people believe that you care about what you are doing then it changes all of your relationships.” by Spencer Thompson

 

The biggest failure people have is that they don’t have a plan. A lot of business planners have the wrong type of entity; for example, operating a corporation when they should be an LLC.”  by Craig Cody


“The economy in 2007 hit us really hard. We had to revamp the business. The lesson I learned during that time was: do not be so tied to one industry and make sure you make it easy for your clients to pay you. It is all about cash flow.” by Craig Cody


“Be part of a mastermind group and work with a coach. You can cut your learning curve in half. You can ask like-minded people in your industry and you will get honest feedback from them. They push you forward. Why re-invent the wheel.” by Craig Cody

 

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FREE Click Funnels Account

Free PDF on The Best Sales Tips From The Top Ten Influence Experts of 2016

Free PDF on The Influence Cheat Sheet – 61 Science-Based Sales Techniques

Free PDF on Selling For Introverts

To connect with Tim David visit his Website.

To connect with Jason Grad: Twitter: @mrjasongrad or email: support@bstowapp.com

Take a Free Career Test on Sokanu

To connect with Spencer Thompson: Twitter: @sthompson or Email: spencer@sokanu.com

To receive a Free Report on 10 Biggest Tax Mistakes That Cost Business Owners Thousands from Craig Cody

A Free Webinar Course to help you Create a Successful Business Plan Without Wasting Valuable Time And Money – From Paul Morgan

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Suggested Readings:

TRUE Influence – The Magic of Human Connection by Tim David

Magic Words: The Science and Secrets Behind Seven Words that Motivate, Engage, and Influence by Tim David

Secrets of a Tax-Free Life by Craig Cody

Expert Secrets by Russell Brunson

There are suggested readings from: Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, and Week 4 , Week 5 and

Week 6, Week 7 , Week 8 , Week 9 and Week 10


The Entrepreneur Start-Up Series Week 10

“Sometimes God will put a Goliath in your life, for you to find the David within you.

Ep #46:  Music by Marcus, With Marcus Schwan

Ep #47:  Create a Secondary Income Stream with Matt Miller

Ep #48:  Michelle Schroeder-Gardner, The Million Dollar Blog

Ep #49:  Surviving Tragedy with Marie White

Ep #50:  MentorBox Founder and CEO, Dr. Alex Mehr

The Daily Grind Business Podcast interviews successful business owners and people in hopes to inspire the next great entrepreneur.

Welcome to Week 10 of The Daily Grind Business Podcast Weekly Summaries. Each week the interviewees impart their wisdom by sharing their experiences. Learn from them. To connect with them and to receive some free information please click on the links below.

There is a common thread with all successful entrepreneurs and that is the importance of investing in both your business and personal growth. So each week we also share with you titles of books that either these entrepreneurs have written or suggested that you read.

 

Week 10

1. Marcus Schwan is a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist and the founder of Retirement & Long-Term Care Entertainment. Aiming to redefine Retirement Entertainment, Marcus provides top quality musical entertainment through interactive, engaging and uplifting songs. Gone are the days of just listening, with music by Marcus, you become part of the performance.


2. Matt Miller teaches professionals how to build secondary income streams with vending. He spent the first 9 years of his career as an Air Force pilot, before entering in the private sector to work in both the medical device and advertising industries. While a top performer in the corporate world, his long-term desire was to be his own boss. A good friend one day mentioned the gumball machines he and his young daughters owned, and that conversation began a 10-year business quest that has brought Matt’s company, School Spirit Vending, to the cutting edge of both the vending and school fundraising industries. Today, School Spirit Vending’s franchising program provides a proven and profitable business system for busy professionals and their families looking to develop secondary income streams with a limited time commitment.


3. Michelle Schroeder-Gardner is a full-time blogger and financial expert at Makingsenseofcents.com. She currently earns over $100,000 a month from her blog, and it all started as a side hustle. She sold her house in 2015 and has been traveling full-time since.


4. Marie White was born to write, but it would take one horrific event to send her into full-time writing. When her youngest child was abducted, the world felt upside down. Grieving with her husband and older children, she wondered how God could allow this to happen. Yet in the sea of pain, her family witnessed God’s unending love and purpose. She began praying for God to show her what to do with her life. His answer to her prayer was a podcast announcement that missionaries were needed. Marie trained and became a missionary with Global Media Outreach. Within the first few months, she had spoken with over 300 converts to Christianity in countries all over the world. She is the author of Changing Your Life in Just Ten Days, Ten Day Bible Study and Strength for Parents of Missing Children.


5. Alex Mehr is the founder and CEO of MentorBox.com. He is the founder of Zoosk and prior to that he was an aerospace scientist at NASA.


These entrepreneurs shared the same advice when asked - If you could ask your “younger self” one piece of advice what would that be?

ANSWER: Start a business earlier. If you are not in the marketplace then you are not closer to the success where you want to be.

“I found out that this was my niche. I wrote a Business Plan and then I just got started.” by Marcus Schwan

“For the past year I learned about being an entrepreneur. I always considered myself as an artist so the melding of these two disciplines took some time for me.” by Marcus Schwan

“This experience forced me to learn. I learned about what a marketing strategy does and that cold emails are a thing of the past. I learned that I needed to meet people face to face. I printed flyers and business cards and linked all information back to my Website. I spent 2 months travelling to 25 retirement homes each day to get me started.” by Marcus Schwan

 

“I started 13 years ago with a simple gum ball machine that cost $100. Today, there is more opportunity to capitalize what is going on in the business world. We are doing more things online. I was looking for a secondary income at the time when I was working as an advertising executive.” by Matt Miller

“Money adds up. We raised 5 million dollars for education over the past 10 years 50 cents at a time.” by Matt Miller

“You have to start with the long game in mind. Running a business is not a sprint. It is a marathon and you just have to do something every day -the daily grind.” by Matt Miller

 

“Stop being normal. Thinking this way holds you back. It leads you to being lazy.” by Michelle Schroeder-Gardner

“I started putting affiliate links on my blog to see if I could improve my income. I started making $100 per month. Now I make $50,000 per month in affiliate marketing alone.” by Michelle Schroeder-Gardner

“I started blogging as a side hustle. I was living pay cheque to pay cheque, spending too my money and I owed $40,000 in student loans.” by Michelle Schroeder-Gardner

 

“You have to love the business you start, just give it time. If you build it they will come.” by Marie White

“I am currently very excited about podcasting. It is a very special space for entrepreneurs and authors.” by Marie White

“Have some people around you who are not afraid to give you the truth when you are starting out.” by Marie White

 

“MentorBox is an online education platform and a physical book subscription company. You click on the book and you watch the author teach you the book.” by Dr. Alex Mehr

“The biggest obstacle you will have is inside your head. ” by Dr. Alex Mehr

“I know people who started a business who got angry and frustrated when the market did not want their product. They just got stuck on this idea that they thought would work. Many successful companies started as different companies. For example, Zoosk did not start as a dating app.” by Dr. Alex Mehr

 

FREE RESOURCES:

FREE Click Funnels Account

To connect with Marcus Schwan visit his Website and his new Facebook page Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/marcus.schwan.9

Free E-Book: Live Your Dreams: top 10 Reasons Why You Need To Start A Vending Business from Matt Miller

Free Vending Course from Matt Miller for those wanting to make a secondary income.

Free Course: from Michelle Schroeder-Gardner for those wanting to start a blog

To connect with Michelle visit her Website or you can connect with her on Instagram: @michelleschro

To connect with Marie White and to receive a free book  Changing Your Life In Just Ten Days visit her Website.

To connect With Dr. Alex Mehr visit his Website or you can connect with him on Instagram: @doctoralex

A Free Webinar Course to help you Create a Successful Business Plan Without Wasting Valuable Time And Money – From Paul Morgan

Free Resources in Week 1

Free Resources in Week 2

Free Resources in Week 3

Free Resources in Week 4

Free Resources in Week 5

Free Resources in Week 6

Free Resources in Week 7

Free Resources in Week 8

Free Resources in Week 9

Suggested Readings:

Changing Your Life In Just Ten Days by Marie White

The Psychology of Persuasion by Dr. Robert Cialdini

MentorBox from Dr. Alex Mehr - a new, fun and engaging way to learn directly from the highest level authors and thinkers.

Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki

There are suggested readings from: Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, and Week 4 , Week 5 and

Week 6, Week 7 , Week 8 and Week 9.