Are you a business owner with a story to share? Let's face it: building a dream from the ground up isn't easy. But it is easy to think that it's all sunshine and rainbows. This podcast, The Hot Mic @ Arch DevOps, talks about peoples' stories about how they got started, what their dream is all about, what they're passionate about, but also the challenges and struggles they face as they create something out of nothing.
It's always good when the pre-record conversation is so good you almost forget to hit the record button. This was one of those episodes. Midlife isn't easy. A lot of women you and I know struggle with it. But there are some women that realize: hey I'm tired of living everybody else's life. Those are the ones that get the most out of life. Laura Rubin, Midlife Navigator, helps with that. If you're a woman hitting middle age and wondering what's next in life, may want to give this episode a shot.
Find out more about Laura at:
And enjoy the listen.
On today's episode, I got the chance to talk with Kimmy Guimarin, and hear the story of how she took her father's coffee business to the next level. Previously she was a career-focused woman who also wanted to be a mom, and became a "mom-preneur" to get to where she could have more free time to focus on family. Find out how she pivoted her dad's coffee business, and combined it with a unique approach to selling coffee. Enjoy the listen.
Meet and learn about Kimmy at www.popscoffee.net, @kimmyguimarin or @popscoffee.net
How often do we deeply and truly feel grateful? Do we really know what gratitiude is beyond a simple "thank you" for positive things that happen to us? What about being grateful even when everything seems to be going wrong? Well Jennifer Garman, Certified Life Coach and Founder/CEO of GratitudeMission.org has turned gratitude into a mutant superpower. Starting with the understanding that gratitude is something that needs to be practiced, she's turned it into her personal story about dealing with a mystery illness, and turning gratitude coaching into a fulltime business.
Check out more about Jennifer at jennifergarman.xyz
Today's episode is with Judy Weintraub, Founder of Skillbites. If you're a business owner and you have to get your idea out in a book format, it can be hard to find the time. That's where Judy comes in. Over the years, she's figured out ways to create books out of seemingly nothing--reusing the content previously written--and using her skills to take a "bite" out of the huge task of writing a book. And now she brings it to business owners!
If you're wanting to get published with a minimum of headache, reach out to Judy. Find her at www.skillbites.net
On today's episode, I have Danielle Goldsmith, Founder of Find Your Happy Guided Coaching. Danielle is actually my cousin! And in catching up with her recently, I learned more about her business. Too often we short change ourselves on self-care--mind, body and spirit. And we hear it a lot but don't always give it as much weight as we need. If we're really seeking to be happy, we need to figure out what's holding us back from that, and then solve it at the root. Danielle helps with that. If you're a middle-aged woman wondering how to grab life by the horns, listen to this episode. You'll learn a lot.
Find out more about Danielle's mission at https://www.facebook.com/FindYourHappyCoach/ and her website at daniellegoldsmithcoaching.com
In today's episode, I got the chance to talk with Rev. Fred Shaw Jr., International Spokesperson for the Citizens Commission on Human Rights International. In this talk we discussed some of the misdiagnoses of mental health issues, and what it could mean for society at large.
When certain mental health issues get lumped in as disorders and get prescribed medication without digging deeper to find out the root cause, could it be creating more problems than we think? And is it really even about mental health... or is it something else?
Learn more about Rev. Fred's mission at https://www.cchrint.org/
And enjoy the listen.
Amanda Relyea-Voss, owner of Like a Voss and brand new dog mom, spent time with me today sharing how they've decided to go a different direction with teaching social media skills. Instead of creating a course and selling it at scale, taking the bespoke approach and working one-on-one with people has produced amazing results. Although it does mean they can't serve as many people as quickly, the results of this level of service speak for themselves.
If you're considering starting any kind of training program, it's worth thinking what a one-on-one course would look like. What kind of experience are you going for and what results would you want to see? And would an at-scale course even get that for you? Something to think about.
Learn about and connect with Amanda on the following platforms:
And of course, enjoy the listen.
On today's episode, I got the chance to talk with Charlene about what Bulletproof Consulting does. Post-COVID, she found that using her skills to help companies focus on exactly what they need to stay open. Pulling from her vast experience working with companies large and small, she developed a Post-COVID success plan, and uses it to impact the businesses and lives around her. Learn more about tips and tricks on how to keep YOUR business going during uncertain times or during the resulting fallout of a worldwide pandemic. It might be easier than you think!
Find out more about Charlene by visiting her LinkedIn profile, or her site.
Enjoy the listen.
Founder of Influence Coaching, Dr. Stan Ward and I chat about how work is done.
There's a lot of transformational thinking behind the reasons why we're doing things, but when we take a step back and ask ourselves, "why am I doing this?" it really helps refine what we're supposed to spend our energy on.
Rather than risk burnout by doing the wrong things, we can make sure that we're resting and recharging the right way, and have what we need to pour into our passions. Enjoy the listen.
Book: How To Beat Burnout: For Yourself, Your Family, and Your Team https://www.amazon.com/dp/173439370X/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_blCLEb7SHJW2T
How's a guy go from being a bricklayer to having billionaire clients? Step 1: be Steve Sims.
Steve is the author of the book "Blue Fishing", and on this episode he shares his story about giving himself permission to "Go Big", and figuring out that helping people Go Big as well is something people are willing to pay for.
It turns out we don't have to be the best at something, we just have to be incrementally better than everybody else. It's very freeing. If you're wondering what's next in your life, maybe you're just needing to give yourself permission to Go Big as well. Enjoy the listen (and the British accent)
Find out more about Steve at:
The Distillery - https://simsdistillery.com
Free Facebook group – https://www.facebook.com/groups/stevedsims/
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/stevedsims
Website - https://www.stevedsims.com
Podcast – The Art of Making Things Happen - https://apple.co/2RHwCSM
The Book – Bluefishing – The Art of Making Things Happen - https://amzn.to/2xGrMZB
Founder of SparkTech, James and I talk about our backgrounds and how we got started. His journey includes logistics and more recently telehealth. We talk about the struggles of sustaining a business during a pandemic. And we cover dealing with stress, what makes a great leader and how to create order out of chaos. Enjoy the listen.
On this episode, I talk with fellow podcast host Henry Lopez, about what it really takes to start a business. Turns out it comes down to three things: Are you Ready? Are you Willing? Are you Able? Now while we might have our own ideas about what all that means, really understanding what each term means goes a long way toward finding out if you have what it takes.
Entrepreneurship is not for everybody. It can easily be one of the most difficult things you might ever do. If you're interested in starting a business, then I gotta ask: do you have what it takes?
Find out in this episode. And find Henry at www.TheHowOfBusiness.com
Enjoy the listen.
On this episode, I got the chance to talk with Alexi Bracey, Founder of The Whole Health App. We talked about how health scares changed BOTH of our lives, how fueling your body is more than just good diet and what it really means to be truly healthy. There's a lot to learn, but just starting is the first step.
If you feel like you're not at your best, you might not be. Find out what you can do to get control of your health, starting right now.
Questions answered include:
Why do you say cancer saved your life?
What can the average person do to improve their brain health and longevity?
What is your daily routine?
And you can find her app at:
Find her app for Android by searching for "wholehealth", and for iPhone by searching for "TheWholeHealthApp"
Meet her on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/alexi.bracey-34935a7
Just like how most people believe they're above-average drivers, most people probably think they're above-average communicators. "I get my point across," they say, "so yeah, I'm a good communicator." But think back to the times when you've worked with someone that you really enjoyed. Think about how they made you feel. A lot of that comes from truly mastering communication, and doing it in a way that bolsters other people, not just "getting the point across."
Join me and Rocky Romanella, Founder of 3SIXTY Management and author of the book Tighten The Lug Nuts, where we talk about our experiences with people who were excellent communicators, what things you can look for to grow in your ability to communicate better, and what things to be mindful of as we communicate.
Check him out:
Facebook: 3 Sixty Management Services
Probably not lost on many of us that the US is unfortunately the unhealthiest nation on the planet. We seem to be so busy that we can't track and maintain our health properly.
It's gotten to a point where being sick is the norm. We don't have to be barfing or bleeding to have something wrong, but the symptoms that we're not actively fighting, we're actively ignoring or blaming on old age or "just the way life is"
But nothing could be further from the truth.
Dr. Pat Boulogne is the Founder of The Health Team Network, and also the author of "Why... Are You Sick, Fat and Tired?" shared with me that we live in an age where we try to fix symptoms without fixing the underlying problem, and why that's so dangerous for people.
Get details on her book at https://getbook.at/SickFatAndTired and learn more about her at https://www.linkedin.com/in/drpatboulogne/
Whether your business is driven by referrals, inbound or outbound contact, most business owners know you kinda need some form of marketing. But if you're just getting started, or are well on your way, you may not have the budget or the manpower to dedicate to a focused effort on that.
Mark Howells, Founder of Dakota Ridge Marketing, understands that problem. That's why he started his business, which he then also markets. It's really meta.
The difference is, rather than focus on just social media or just email campaigns, he and his group apply principles that have measurable results on a company's revenue. That way you know the value you're getting.
If you need to get a handle on your marketing strategy (or if you actually don't have one!) Mark's a great guy to get to know.
Find out more at:
Our second try doing this episode lol, we finally got it in the can! I got the chance to talk with Shane Emmons, CTO of TeamSnap about how they were deliberate about getting distributed teams in place by default, well before coronavirus was even a thing.
In this episode, we also cover what makes distributed teams works, and what can bring it crashing down. And it turns out it's not even about the technology.
Do you have what it takes to make it work at your company? Listen in for some tips, along with learning what kinds of oddball sports teams there are, and what Harry Potter house Shane aligns with.
I met Elaine about 3 years ago as she was building out her dream. Her goal is to impact the lives of people by teaching them about the world of software development.
Rather than take the same approach that universities do, the things she and her staff are... wow, actually relevant? There's so much stuff they don't teach with "formal education" that they cover at Savvy Coders.
Listen in to hear more about her journey, challenges and goals, and how she's changing the world, one career at a time.
Many business owners start off building their dream with the intent of being able to sell it. Many of those same owners end up in the weeds later on and forget that was the original goal.
When you stop to think about it though: how do you know when it's time to exit? Is it when the company is on top and making fat bank?
According to Tom Gledhill, Founder of XITPROS, the answer is: you can probably exit sooner than you think.
If you're a business owner thinking about an exit, head over to www.xitpros.com for Tom's free workshop or free report.
Brad Cote is the Founder of Link Performance Therapy and Consultant at Preeminent Practice, and in this episode we talk about how building out processes to scale a company doesn't always look the same. The processes that you start with will have to grow and evolve as your company goes through stages.
That should be a comfort to know, because often we might think that once you figure out That Magic Process then you're done. Instead, we should always be looking for ways to change. And that's not a bad thing.
Find more about Brad at www.bradcote.com
In this episode, I talk with Austin Bollinger, best selling author and host at The Daily New Year's Podcast about goal setting. It's on the mind of all kinds of business owners (and... probably everybody, really). What makes a good goal to shoot for? And how do you start?
And once you have that goal, then rather than using the beginning of the year as the time to start, why not just start now? And why not set a series of small goals?
That really is the key to fostering new habits. If you want lasting change, you don't have to boil the ocean. Just start now, and just start small.
Find Austin in all of these outlets:
Ever been through a Category 5 hurricane? Me neither. But Christine is. In today's podcast, we talked about how she took her experience going through that, and realizing that we waste a lot of experience on negative things that can really turn to be positive.
Author of The Resilient Leader, she shares a few of the Leadership Barometers that she's noticed over the years, and what it really means to be a true leader during times when fakers will crumple under pressure.
Bruh. This guy is something else.
Michael Bryant is the founder of CTS Consulting, and we talked about how everything in his life has taught him how to live life abundantly. A business owner who, starting in his 60s, became a 6 time Ironman finisher, and lightning strike survivor, this guy's got an epic story. Sit back and have a listen.
Find him on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-bryant-91b3974/
Founder of Cassia Partners, Keziah Robertson and I got to have a great conversation about what things will stand out as positive during this tumultuous time. She's been asking her clients that very question.
When going through troublesome times, it's important to be able to look back--not with a sense of regret, but a sense of "wow look how far we've come!" And it's also important to look forward to what's possible for the future. So many things are transpiring now, and we're living history right now. We're a part of it.
Find out more about Keziah and her mission by going to https://www.linkedin.com/in/keziahrobinson/ or www.cassia-partners.com
Enjoy the listen
Founder of the We Build Killer Teams Community, Alex Carmeli and I had a good chat about why it's important to focus on building a tribe of fans to surround you.
If you want to learn how to build a team around you, where everybody genuinely cares for one another OR you want to learn how to build that kind of team within your own company, figuring out the science behind that is key. With all the companies griping about not knowing how to foster loyalty, knowing how to actually do it is a huge benefit.
Head over to her FREE Facebook group at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/webuildkillerteams/
In today's EXCELLENT episode, I get the chance to talk with Stephanie Scheller, Founder of Grow Disrupt. We talked about the importance of being real--to yourself, to your circumstances and to your principles--and realizing when it's ok to take some risk and try some new things.
If you're aware of the risks and aware of yourself, you and your business can grow pretty well.
Personal Website at: www.TheStephanieScheller.com
Business Website at: www.GrowDisrupt.com
Founder and Chief Potential Officer of Get Unstuck, Dr. Joanny Liu and I talk about how executives can keep pushing through during times of massive upheaval. There's a lot going on in the world that can make us feel "stuck," but every day we can make choices to help us get unstuck. And, actually, still be successful during a time where failure seems like the default for everyone.
Dr. Joanny Liu is the Founder and Chief Human Potential Officer of Get Unstuck and Concussion Answers. A multi-time speaker at Harvard University on the brain and peak performance, she is the award-winning author of 3 books, including international bestseller, Heal Your Concussion: How to Quickly and Effectively Get Back in the Game. She has been featured on FOX, NBC, CTV, and Global TV and has spoken at bLU Talks, the Harvard Clubs in the USA and NASDAQ.
Phone: 403 282 8116
I met John... wow, less than a year ago? Seems like at least two or three. And each time I talk with him, I learn something new.
In this episode, John Launius, President of Vidzu Media (right here in St. Louis!) shares the story of his path. How he went from coaching people in a post 9/11 world, to becoming a spokesperson of a tool company, to becoming an intern at a media company and rising through the ranks to become President of that same company.
- Original staff member of 105.7 FM The Point
- Counterterrorism contractor post 9/11 working for DHS and other intelligence agencies
- 38 years of martial arts
- Missouri Historical Speaker
- Author of "The Life and Times of Missouri's Charles Parsons: Between Art and War.
John's an awesome guy, and I think you'll enjoy hearing how every aspect of his career and life has blended together to help him become who he is today. Plus you'll enjoy the funny voices.
Check out www.vidzu.com (and one of their recent projects at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKN0IDbq87A)
And find him on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-launius-ab54a285/
Stay thirsty, my friends.
On this episode, I got to talk with Cece Heart, Inspiration Activist and Health and Wellness Coordinator at Seeds. There are so many things we do to our bodies that's just... not working well. And we both wonder if the world's forgotten more about health over the years, sacrificing it in the name of convenience. That's what her vision is, to help people reclaim their health through correct diet.
Also I sing in this episode lol.
Meet Cece at facebook.com/inspirationsorceress, www.ceceheart.com and www.joinseeds.com
Shoot, Nate! Dude's just giving away secrets about why we podcast! Can't just give stuff like this out what the heck!
Nate is the Host of the All In Podcast, but on today's episode (on MY podcast) we talk about how podcasting really can be a powerful way to build amazing rapport with people in a short amount of time.
If you're tired of cold calling, doing outreach and prospecting... this might just be the episode for you. On my podcast. That I have. Right here.
Meet Nate at www.natepeo.com
Did COVID-19 catch you off guard? Did a worldwide catastrophe seem like a Thing That Could Never Happen? While it may seem like it's impossible to plan for things like this, and protect your finances during a downturn, it's actually not impossible.
Listen to this podcast with Christina Sjahli, Owner of Christina Sjahli Consulting, to find out what should be on your mind to protect for the next time something huge would happen. It is indeed possible to bulletproof your finances, and we frankly need to take a good look at what really could go wrong. Learn for next time.
Podcast: Her CEO Journey: The Business Finance Podcast for Women Entrepreneurs https://www.christinasjahli.com/herceojourneypodcast
Why Veterans? Why pit bulls? On this episode of The Hot Mic @ Arch DevOps, I got with Sara Ondrako to learn more about her passion of combining two unlikely but misunderstood folks.
Pit bulls are one of the most misunderstood dog breeds. And veterans often have a hard time re-integrating into society after active duty. Helping both lean on each other benefits both, and that's her driving vision. As Founder and Executive Director of the American Pitbull Foundation and seasoned Canine Behavior Consultant, she's the best equipped for solving this challenge.
You might think that we go through life not dealing with trauma when it comes to relationships, but there are a lot of things that can happen to us early in life that have lasting effects. Most people just deal and never try to figure out the problem, and it can affect people around them. Some of that trauma ends up being passed onto the next generation.
That's the driving force behind why Riana Milne got into relationship and love coaching, among other things. She's successfully uncovered, identified and fixed 10 common challenges that people have with showing and receiving love, and maintaining love. So she's put science around the squishy stuff.
Book: LIVE Beyond Your Dreams - from Fear & Doubt to Personal Power, Purpose & Success; http://bit.ly/LIVEbook
LOVE Beyond Your Dreams - Break Free of Toxic Relationships to Have the Love You Deserve - http://bit.ly/RianasLOVEbook
For Free Love Tests, eBook, and book Chapter downloads. + Free app: Lessons in Life & Love - on the Go! bit.ly.com/RianaMilneApp
Where to listen: +Podcast Archives: LessonsinLifeandLove.com
iTunes for Podcast https://bit.ly/iTunesLessonsinLifeandLove
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Time is the most valuable resource we have. And yet we waste so much of it on inefficiency. But where so many people fall down is focusing on fixing the symptoms of that time waste instead of the actual root of the problem, which could be psychological. Tanya is the CEO and Founder of 180 Degree Time Management and focuses on helping all kinds of people get a handle on fixing the actual problem behind why we mismanage time, leading people to true freedom.
Join her Facebook group, Productivity Breakthrough, at https://www.facebook.com/groups/secretoftimemanagement/?ref=share
I met with John Hill, Host of the Sales Throwdown Podcast and Founder of Adapted Growth the other day, and we got to talking about personality profiles. Turns out that, yeah, some of them work well with other personality types. And as effective salespeople sometimes we have to "try on" different personality types to get the best effect.
@salesthrowdown on social
Personal Brand: johnsmallmountain.com
Got the chance to talk with Veronica Kirin recently, Founder of Audacious Entrepreneur Coaching. And although she helps entrepreneurs figure out how to wield their crazy new business that they're building, we actually talked about something totally different.
Veronica's been traveling around (well, virtually now) documenting what it's like for people as we face the challenges that COVID-19 bring to us. She's done this previously by compiling books about The Greatest Generation and what life was like for them--a generation that quickly is fading out from age--so that valuable memories aren't lost to history. And now she's doing it for us, today.
This is a deviation from the normal feel of the podcast but I couldn't pass up the opportunity. We're living in history right this second and these days will be stories for the next generations too.
Find out more about Stories of COVID, and reach out to her on LinkedIn at https://linkedin.com/in/vmkirin or @vmkirin anywhere on the web.
Dang. This dude is turnt up to 11! Loved getting with Tom Matzen, Founder of Entrepreneur Empowerment Institute. Finding out that there are people out there that teach business owners how to run business is one of the biggest life hacks possible. It's no secret that the path can be a lonely one, but there's no challenge you're facing as you're building your dream, that someone else hasn't already faced and overcome. Tom's one of those guys.
Tune into this episode to learn more about what that kind of mentorship looks like, why it's great, and ways he personally could help you. And find out about his scholarship program :)
Website for speaking: http://www.tommatzen.com/
Website for media: http://www.tommatzen.com/media/
Main site for business: https://embarkmilliondollarauthority.com/
Main site for Non Profit: https://entrepreneurempowerment.org/
Main site for Master Classes: https://masterclass.entrepreneurempowerment.org/
It's no secret that the #hustle life is stressful. But it doesn't have to break you. Moving and growing and adapting is part of life in general, and talking with Rita today, we got to share both of our "hit in the head by a 2x4" moments in our lives.
Rita's awesome, and if you want to find out about her book and services as a management consultant, head over to www.RitaPerea.com, or connect with her through social media.
Really glad to get a chance to talk with Cassmer Ward on what goes into being a Fractional CFO. His service centers on working light, part-time for companies to handle bookkeeping, finance tracking, accounting and all kinds of money things. But we also talked about how building a donut shop resulted in an entire class that puts numbers and science about how much it costs to make a donut.
Digging deep into finances and overhead is something all entrepreneurs need to get a handle on, because while surprises are generally good, when it comes to finances... eh probably not!
Find out more about Cassmer at www.cassmerward.com
The average person thinks they're an above average driver. The same is true for the average leader. But what does really awesome leadership really look like? What's the telltale sign that someone's a true leader, versus someone just wearing the title?
Find out in today's episode.
Molly Rauzi has a lot of experience with building organizational culture, and leading leaders to lead. While that may sound a little wonky, one of the true marks of leadership is producing other leaders. She does that, and she talks about the process.
Molly Rauzi is Managing Director and CIO at Gagen MacDonald. https://www.gagenmacdonald.com/
"What is it about being in technology for so many years that prepared you to become a startup entrepreneur?" Great question. We answer it here.
Amber and I talked about the crazy minds that entrepreneurs have that drives them to create something out of nothing. When you see a problem that nobody else seems to have noticed... sometimes you just gotta do the thing. You can't not.
Find out more about her journey in building Wonderly Software Solutions from the ground up.
On this episode, I got with Avy-Loren to talk about a topic that's probably near and dear to all of us, including business owners: Failing. We all do it. It happens. But where some people differ is what to do about it! If you treat it like a personal bonk, and beat yourself up, you're wasting a huge opportunity. See, the more you fail, the more you learn, and if you treat failures as just data, you'll be way ahead in no time.
Find out more about Avy-Loren at www.avylorencohen.com where you can review some of the articles he's written about this and many more subjects. Find him on LinkedIn, Twitter, Quora, Medium and many other places by googling "avy loren cohen".
What an awesome episode with Jerry Abiog, Founder of Standard Insights. We talk about how even with the data right in front of us, we can still choose to favor emotion over empirical evidence. It leads to us talking about our respective lessons learned with how we failed and could've made some different decisions.
Especially in the climate of when this episode was recorded, there's all kinds of data sitting right in front of us that we can choose to act on, or choose to ignore. Maybe to our own peril.
Learn from our mistakes, fam. If the data's telling you something, don't ignore it.
Find Jerry in the following flavors:
Schedule a meeting: https://calendly.com/standardinsights/driving-repeat-buyers-using-ai
LinkedIn Company Page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/standard-insights/?viewAsMember=true
Got an interesting episode for you all today. As you might know, my wife Charlotte and homeschool, and were doing it before coronavirus made it cool lol. The most recent assignment our oldest two girls, Lorica and Amelia had, was to come up with a set of interview questions for someone.
Well I saw it and said, "Hey you girls want to turn this into a podcast?" and they said, "EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!" because they were excited.
Of course I'm biased but there were great questions about what I do, what Arch DevOps does, how the whole thing got started, who we help and why I do what I do.
Check out archdevops.com for info about what this business does.
And enjoy the listen.
"I don't believe in Writer's Block." Dang son, bringing the heat!! But you know what... he's right. Talking with Mark Morris, founder of Mark Morris Creative, we got the chance to dispel some myths about what really stops people from writing that book they've been meaning to write. Often times it's just getting your fingers on the keyboard and plunking things out. Yes it takes diligence and time but eventually, you'll realize, lol, it's done!
Mark brings experience from a career in theater, and shares how he's applied that to his day to day as an independent ghostwriter. He's a really cool guy, and I think you'll enjoy learning in this easy-going talk.
Find Mark at https://www.linkedin.com/in/markrmorrisjr-ghostwriter/
Henry and I have known each other for awhile, and both of us come from a software quality background. Overall, businesses can have a metric for quality that goes well outside of testing. What are those metrics? How do you know if your business is actually performing well? Fortunately, Henry's built a business of just that question.
Expect to come away with some ideas for improving your business, and a couple chuckles lol.
Find out more about Henry's by finding his LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/henryschneider/ and his blog at http://welcome.ppqc.net
Hellbent on reaching a six figure salary, Stuart came to a point where he asked, "what next?" When he had an opportunity to become a Senior Vice President, he had to take a hard look at his career. Was this what he actually wanted?
Have you run into this wall too?
Find out more in this podcast about the struggles he and his wife tackled together. If you're a budding entrepreneur or you're married to one, this episode is for you!
Stuart's also got a podcast! Check him out at executivejuice.com
Got the chance to talk with the most chill dude in this podcast today. David Somerfleck, founder of dms.blue shares how passion may not be enough to build a business. Jumping into a space with no previous experience could be a huge detriment to you. Knowing specifically want you want out of it is key.
This is a variety podcast where we just unplugged for about 40 minutes, but we absolutely enjoyed our time together. This guy knows a lot about business, marketing and being goal oriented. Plus he really really likes the color blue.
Learn more about David by going to www.dms.blue
When I first met Serena I was excited to learn how her company, Whole Shift Wellness tackles the looming problems of founders burning the candle at both ends and not taking care of themselves. It's an epidemic problem with no easy fix. After today's episode I learned: her mission is a lot bigger than that.
Leaders who take that leap toward transforming themselves will transform their companies as a side effect. The example that they set will set the precedent for everybody working under them.
That's the mission of Whole Shift Wellness.
If you're a leader struggling with weight gain, mental discipline, emotional distress or overwork, you might want to have a chat with Serena and see how she can help.
Find out more at www.wholeshiftwellness.com
Enjoy the listen.
Emma is a business owner. And she has a full time job. And she's also a mom. "How the heck," you might ask, "is that possible?" Well it has a lot to do with time management, discipline, and laser-like efficiency on where your energy is spent. Fortunately for her, her business is all about building processes for her clients and helping them be efficient too, so it's not a far stretch.
If you're a single mom wondering if starting a business is possible for you, you should give this a listen. Or if you're not but still interested in taking your first steps down the entrepreneurial path: same. Expect to get some cool insights.
Find Emma on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/emmaferrick, on the intertubes at www.elfoperations.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/elfoperations.
Enjoy the listen.
On this episode of The Hot Mic @ Arch DevOps I talk with Travis Wright, Director of Growth for 3Gimbals about the importance of not letting failure define you. Travis has a great story about how he goofed up in front of a 4-star general, and what he did about it. Spoiler alert: it didn't ruin him. And mistakes don't have to ruin you either.
Meet Travis on LinkedIn by going to www.linkedin.com/in/travis-wright, and find out more about his book at makingnewmistakes.carrd.co
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Today's episode with Molly Rauzi, Managing Director and CIO of Gagen MacDonald, shared with me some awesome info she's learned in her stellar career that made me wish I'd met her FIVE YEARS AGO. Holy moly the things I could've applied. Well we got here as fast as we could and I'm glad to get to know her.
In this episode we talked a lot about the psychology behind what it means to actually lead (not manage or boss around) a team, what happens if you have a Hero(tm) on the team, and ways to redirect the energy and ego into constructive goals that drive a company forward.
I'm proud of her that's she's doing the stuff that I've already been doing for years (kidding!)
Molly is great and we think you'll enjoy this episode. No foolin'.
Find out more about the company she serves by going to https://www.gagenmacdonald.com/
On today's episode, I didn't know where the conversation with Russell Nohelty, Founder of The Complete Creative was going to lead, but when we touched on the topic of audience building then WOO! we ran down that trail. Lots of good learning today.
If you've ever wondered how to build and attract the right kind of people who could become buyers later, the approaches that you'll hear in this conversation will definitely lead you in the right direction. I know I learned a lot.
After listening, find these free resources:
Audience building webinar
Email to reach Russell directly
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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.
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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.