Welcome to The Hot Mic @ Arch DevOps, a variety podcast where we talk to various professionals about their journey, what makes them passionate and where they want to be in life. If you're a founder, entrepreneur or thought leader in your space, we want to hear your story! Sign up for a spot atcalendly.com/archdevops/podcast.
Everybody's been affected by the conoravirus outbreak, and businesses around the world are struggling to figure out how to work remotely while still keeping the revenue coming in.
Trey Willis is the CTO of CTSI Global, and is a fellow St. Louisan. In today's episode he talks about how they thought ahead of time about how to standardize technology and platforms so that everybody had a unified communication experience, so that they COULD work from home, and then the whole world got a chance to solve the problem themselves.
If this is something you're struggling with, you need to give this a listen. It's a brave new world these days, and we'll all have to adapt. Trey has some sage wisdom.
Find Trey on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/treywillis/
It takes a special kind of mind to look around at what everybody considers "normal" and seeing an opportunity to solve a problem. Rebecca is the co-founder of Zendelity, which is a platform that helps with compliance, risk and preventing problems when things aren't done properly. There's a great example where she lives, in the Great White North of Canada, where snow is the norm, and her company helps with the challenges surrounding slip-and-fall injuries.
Entering a market can be difficult, so expect to learn how they're working to enter this market with a new and exciting solution. If you're interested in becoming an entrepreneur someday, you'll learn some things from Rebecca in this episode.
Enjoy the listen.
Find more about Zendelity at www.zendelity.com
I met Julian recently and was really excited about his business. Many people think that sleep, diet, hormones, genetics and exercise are separate things that we all need to be mindful of, but I was today years old when I learned they're all tied together. His business, The Art of Fitness and Life, helps people get a handle on the unique blend of these areas so they have a custom approach to taking care of themselves. In life there are no silver bullets, no magic beans and no easy fix. But Julian and his team make it possible to have life abundantly.
Find out more at https://theartoffitnessandlife.com/ his podcast at https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/optimal-health-for-busy-entrepreneurs/id1500205650 and on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/julianhayesii/.
Enjoy the listen.
As a former client of Chaz's, I got the chance to thank him hard for his work in my life and career. His drive to fulfill his Why is what makes him awesome at coaching people to become awesome at sales and building a business. Hear his story about how he started off homeless and became the mentoring powerhouse he is today.
Learn more about Chaz and the Mastery of B2B course by following him on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chaz-horn/
In this episode, Sara Causey, Founder of Causey Consulting, have an animated discussion about life after failing in building a startup. She's since gone on to start a successful niche firm of coaching recruiters to be successful themselves.
Lots of lessons learned and wisdom to share. Finding out how to eliminate fear and self doubt, seeking to serve and living life with an open hand has led to a lightness she never felt the first time around.
Find out more about her at causeyconsultingllc.com
Although Tyler's got a lot of irons in the fire with teaching, sports recruiting and scouting, book writing and a bunch of other things, his most recent passion is prepping for a TED talk abut the effects of exercise on education. It's more widespread than that though, and the research he's done has found some incredible things that can affect almost everybody for good. I personally hope his findings go viral. Listen to this episode to find out why.
If you'd like to learn more about Tyler, find him at his personal website at www.tylerchristensen.com and on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/tylerchristensen/
Harrison and I talk about what it takes to get a business up to where it's "exploding" (in a good way). In just two years, he's taken it from ground zero to a revenue-producing machine. "It's all about three things," he says, "Time, energy and money." You might not have a bunch of all three but you can use what you can to get the effects you need. Talking about time management, massive action and the good kind of hustle that creates results, not busy-ness.
Find Harrison at baronmediagroup.com
We always see the Instagram-style posts about entrepreneur life, hustle porn and constantly winning. But you know what? Real entrepreneurship is nothing like that. In this episode, Taylor and I talk about the struggles that go into building a great business, and how NOT talking about the struggles ends up being a detriment to current and future business creators. Come ready to learn some great insights about how to walk this hard road with the right kind of support.
Taylor Trusty is a multiple business owner and current co-founder of Signal Insights. Learn more about him at taylortrusty.com
Holy moly I had no idea that advertising, 3rd party cookies and a bunch of other things are going to drastically change over the next couple years. Originally I had some questions for James Avery, Founder of Adzerk, but that got thrown out the window in like the first couple minutes. If you're curious what the future of advertising looks like, and what it means for you, you gotta listen to this episode.
Check out Adzerk at adzerk.com
Chris Gerding, founder of Boomalang, shares his story with me about how this whole Chatroulette-style platform for matching students of foreign languages with speakers of it so they can get a lot more practice. The successes, challenges and struggles of running a now 5-year business are covered in this lightning talk styled episode of The Hot Mic @ Arch DevOps.
Find out more at boomalang.co
I didn't realize we're sitting on the cusp of something that could disrupt hiring, transportation and how companies hire talent. Eric Axelrod, founder of Cloud Data Summit, talks about how this online collaboration platform could be bigger and faster than AI. Much as everybody is talking about new technologies, keeping people connected as effectively as if they were in the same room together may have a huge impact. This podcast should leave you saying, "What a time to be alive!" and in fact I say it near the end.
Enjoy the listen.
Find Eric at these places:
Yocheved and I had a great discussion about how technology and education work (and DON'T work). With Yocheved's background in education she talks about why the system is broken, what could be done about it, and the urgent need to move away from how we teach everybody--not just children--in this day and age. The world is ripe for disruption and this episode may give you some ideas.
Find Yocheved on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/yochevedcsg/
I met Luca through a mutual friend awhile back and found that he's got some amazing insights on metrics--what to measure, thought process behind why we measure, and how to make sure people don't game the numbers. After some back-and-forth with scheduling, we finally dropped this podcast for you.
This is one of the most enlightening podcasts I've been a part of, because so much of this applies to both hardware and software engineering. Expect to learn some key concepts regarding metrics, and gain insights on how to avoid some common pitfalls.
Listeners can enjoy a free Metrics Cheat Sheet created by Luca at https://ingianni.eu/podcast/namegoeshere/
"I could get used to your kindness. It's not found around here."
That's so sad Alexa play Despacito.
Someone told me that when I thanked them for putting in some effort without being asked, to provide some really useful info. It really did make me sad.
If a company has a culture where people don't thank each other much, you can be sure there's not nearly as much productivity.
Listen now to hear about the power of a simple Thank You and how it can be applied at your company.
Are you afraid to look for your next job for fear of being labelled as a Job Hopper? You're not alone.
In this pilot episode of [NAME GOES HERE], let's talk about how to flip the script, focusing less on preventing failure, and instead focusing on increasing success.