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Been There, Do This

Been There, Do This

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Hear the stories of business leaders who have found a way to integrate their passion into a better way to do business.
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Major League Life with CJ and Kelli Stewart of LEAD Center for Youth

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How To Find the Right Partners to Maximize Your Influence
This week Josh introduces us to Marcy Sperry, attorney and founder of Vivid IP, and Molly Dickinson, brand expert and founder of Banner Day. Together Marcy & Molly created Invincible Inc., the one-of-a-kind, all-in-one, creative and legal branding partnership of Banner Day and Vivid IP. Join us as we discover what led these two "firecrackers" to one another, how they created Invincible Ink, and what makes their brand so special.  Follow Josh on LinkedIn JoshJoel.com This podcast is sposored by Stanton Law.
53:11
June 21, 2022
Plans Fail for Lack of Counsel with Neiasha Russell of Harriett's Daughters
This week Josh has an emotional and powerful discussion with the founder and CEO of Harriett's Daughters, Neiasha Russell. Harriett's Daughters is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting, inspiring, and empowering girls who have lost their mother to cancer or whose mother is dying from cancer. Join us as Neiasha and Josh discuss how her own mother's fight with cancer led her to providing much needed services for girls at every stage of grief, and how she made the switch from school counselor to founder and CEO. Follow Josh on LinkedIn JoshJoel.com This podcast is sposored by Stanton Law.
41:54
June 07, 2022
Major League Life with CJ and Kelli Stewart of LEAD Center for Youth
This week Josh interviews CJ and Kelli Stewart of LEAD Center for Youth. CJ is a former Chicago Cubs Outfielder and Amazon #1 Best-Selling Author. He and Kelli are the founders of Diamond Directors and LEAD Center for Youth. Through the LEAD Center, they empower an at-risk generation to lead and transform their city so they can become Ambassadors who lead Atlanta and lead the world, and they provide a way for deserving inner-city youth to transform communities through baseball. Join us as they discuss their journey, both together and separate, through adversity to where they are now.  Follow Josh on LinkedIn JoshJoel.com This podcast is sposored by Stanton Law.
50:50
May 25, 2022
Ahead of His Time: with Liam Martin of Time Doctor
This week Josh interviews Liam Martin, CMO & Co-Founder of Time Doctor. Liam is a remote work advocate and a co-organizer of the Running Remote conference. Josh and Liam dive into Liam's history of entrepreneurship and the key to running a remote business, among other fascinating topics.  Follow Josh on LinkedIn JoshJoel.com This podcast is sposored by Stanton Law.
50:23
April 19, 2022
Don't Be That Guy with Scott Andrews of Home Depot University
This week Josh interviews Scott Andrews, Leadership Training Manager at The Home Depot. Josh and Scott discuss Scott's story of how he worked his way up the ladder at Home Depot. Scott gives valuable advice on how to not only manage, but to manage well. Listen in to gain insight into management, training, personnel development, and Scott's alter ego "Guy." Follow Scott on LinkedIn. Follow Josh on LinkedIn JoshJoel.com This podcast is sposored by Stanton Law.
50:09
April 05, 2022
Know Yourself, Be Aligned, and Grow with Lauren Fernandez
Josh interviews Lauren Fernandez, CEO and founder of Full Course, an investment firm that partners with restaurants to optimize existing operations, develop sustainable growth strategies, and bring the right investors to the table. Josh and Lauren discuss her journey from first-generation Cuban-American kid, to law student, to CEO of Full Course. Join us for advice, anecdotes, and inspiration. Follow Lauren on LinkedIn. Follow Josh on LinkedIn JoshJoel.com This podcast is sposored by Stanton Law.
50:23
March 22, 2022
Go M.A.D. & Make a Difference with Tim Turner of Satisfeed
Welcome back to Been There, Do This. This week Josh interviews Tim Turner of Satisfeed, an organization that works to fight food insecurity and food waste by providing hunger relief to families in Gwinnett County. Tim takes us through the story of how and why he started Satisfeed, the difficulties of starting a non-profit, and the help he received along the way. We hear about the work he and the team at Satisfeed put in every week to feed hungry families, and the struggles that have come with growing and scaling the operation.  If you'd like to get in touch with Tim or Satisfeed, you can check out their website, facebook, or instagram. You can also find Tim on LinkedIn or email him at tim.satisfeed@gmail.com. If you or someone you know is struggling with food insecurity: Text FIND FOOD or COMIDA to 8889762232 or visit foodfinder.us to find foodbanks in your area Follow Josh on LinkedIn JoshJoel.com This podcast is sposored by Stanton Law.
46:34
March 08, 2022
The Evolution from Lawyer to Business Owner
"Today's hard, but tomorrow will be easier." Welcome to the first episode of our rebranded podcast, Been There, Do This. Josh interviews Todd Stanton about his journey from lawyer to business owner. They discuss the challenges Todd faced in the early stages of Stanton Law, as well as the best books he read and advice he received along the way. Todd notes The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Essentialism, Start with Why, Atomic Habits, and Think Again. Follow Todd and Josh on LinkedIn. www.JoshJoel.com This podcast is sponsored by Stanton Law.
46:36
February 22, 2022
Leveraging Technology to Build Organizational Wellness and Culture with Nick Patel
This week Josh talks employee wellness with Wellable founder & CEO Nick Patel. Nick founded Wellable to help organizations around the world achieve their holistic wellness goals. Nick and Josh discuss what Wellable does, organization culture, and entrepreneurship. Follow Nick on LinkedIn. Wellable Follow Josh on LinkedIn. www.stantonlawllc.com Note: The topics discussed in this podcast do not constitute legl advice. If you have questions about dealing with a problematic employee, a Stanton Law attorney can help.
38:28
December 30, 2021
From the Trenches: Representing Medical Practices (and a bunch of bad dad jokes) with David Adams
This week Josh and his Stanton Law colleague David Adams discuss transactional practice. David is the lead transactional attorney at Stanton Law, and he brings his many years of expertise to this episode. Josh and David crack quite a few bad dad jokes and get into the nitty gritty of medical practice.  Follow David on LinkedIn. Follow Josh on LinkedIn. www.stantonlawllc.com Note: The topics discussed in this podcast do not constitue legal advice. If you have questions about dealing with a problematic employee, a Stanton Law attorney can help.
27:08
December 15, 2021
The Top Financial Challenges Facing Startups and Scaling Companies with Ramona Cedeno
This week Josh interviews Ramona Cedeño, the founder and CEO of FiBrick and author of Simple Choices Big Rewards in Money. Ramona brings insight into the financial issues startups may face. She and Josh discuss cash flow, compliance, and prioritizing your business's finances, among other topics.  Pre-Order Ramona's Book. Follow Ramona on LinkedIn. Check out FiBrick here. Note: The topics discussed in this podcast do not constitue legal advice. If you have questions about dealing with a problematic employee, a Stanton Law attorney can help. www.stantonlawllc.com
28:07
November 30, 2021
The Voices of Stanton Law: Celebrating 10 Years
This week we celebrate the 10th anniversary of Stanton Law. Josh asks the employees of Stanton why the firm is so special, what brought them there, and how the untraditional law firm allows them to focus on more than just their work. He also speaks to Todd about his business and the massive milestone that is 10 years of Stanton Law. www.stantonlawllc.com
42:13
November 10, 2021
What it Takes to Build a Business Machine with Joe Rojas
This week Josh interviews Joe Rojas, CEO and Chief Visionary of RedSapiens. They discuss how Joe works to make his businesses thrive and how he coaches others to do so, as well as what it takes to build a Business Machine. Joe and Josh dive into the nitty gritty of entrepreneurship and Joe's journey in the business world.  Use code Josh2021 to start your 90 day course at Start Grow Manage. Books discussed: The E-Myth, How Entrepreneurs Thrive, Start With Why, and Find Your Why Follow Joe on LinkedIn
31:59
November 02, 2021
Passion Sells: How Being Aware of Your Passion Can Build Your Business with Victoria Nessen
This week Josh brings Victoria Nessen on the show. Victoria is the president and founder of NK&A Marketing, where she seeks to ignite brand momentum and help companies meet their strategic growth goals. Josh and Victoria dive into the term passion, and how knowing and being aware of your passion can help build your business. They discuss the difference between marketing and sales, how to raise awareness of your brand and business, and how to get the right audience, among other topics. Follow Victoria on LinkedIn Follow Victoria on Instagram NK&A Marketing Note: The topics discussed in this podcast do not constitute legal advice. If you have questions about dealing with a problematic employee, a Stanton Law attorney can help. www.stantonlawllc.com
34:49
October 18, 2021
Progress Not Perfection: A Journey to Sobriety with Todd Stanton
This week Josh speaks with none other than Todd Stanton himself. They discuss Todd's 15 year journey of sobriety and redemption, as well as the qualities he developed through Alcoholics Anonymous and how they have contributed to his success. Todd expands on his "why" and how it inspires him every day to live a sober and spiritual life. Follow Todd on LinkedIn Stanton Law Note: The topics discussed in this podcast do not constitute legal advice. If you have questions about dealing with a problematic employee, a Stanton Law attorney can help. www.stantonlawllc.com
36:35
September 20, 2021
Get Mad, Get Over it, and Get Busy: How Overcoming Adversity Makes You Stronger with Mitzi Schawo
Mitzi Schawo joins Josh Joel this week to discuss moving through adversity. Mitzi, an executive career coach/consultant and BetterUp fellow, describes her life journey through extraordinary struggles and the power of not believing in "no." Mitzi founded Opportunity in Change, a consultancy that offers career coaching, life coaching, and the executive mirror program. She and Josh discuss her incredible life experience and how she harnessed that into her career.  Follow Mitzi on LinkedIn Opportunity in Change Mitzi's Autobiography Note: The topics discussed in this podcast do not constitute legal advice. If you have questions about dealing with a problematic employee, a Stanton Law attorney can help. www.stantonlawllc.com
30:01
September 10, 2021
Do the Right Thing: Maintaining Culture as Your Business Scales with Steve Storch
On today's episode, Josh speaks with Steve Storch, CEO of Networx about how he created and maintains his business culture. They delve into core values of a business and what it means to be constantly evolving, as well as ways to manage and develop your business as it scales. Steve also discusses two books, Team of Teams and Energy Leadership, and the lessons derived from each of them. Follow Steve on LinkedIn Check out Networx for your home contracting needs.
49:15
August 24, 2021
Happy at Work: How a Focus on Wellness Makes You Better at Work with Dani Berry
Josh speaks to another colleague of his, Dani Berry, Of Counsel at Stanton Law, about wellness, meditation, and mindfulness. In 2019 Dani founded Wellworks Consulting in order to help individuals focus on their wellness and thrive under stress. Josh and Dani discuss her personal journey into mindfulness, how to develop brain health habits and become less reactive, and how to be a happier worker. Follow Dani on LinkedIn Wellworks Consulting Note: The topics discussed in this podcast do not constitute legal advice. If you have questions about dealing with a problematic employee, a Stanton Law attorney can help. www.stantonlawllc.com
33:10
August 17, 2021
The Meditating Lawyer: How Meditation Can Help You Excel at Work with Christine Green
In today's episode, Christine Green returns to talk to Josh Joel about one of her passions: meditation. She discusses the many benefits meditation can have for a busy lawyer, both personally and professionally. She and Josh also discuss how to get into meditation, the physical effects of meditation, and the Calm app.  Christine Green LinkedIn Note: the topics discussed in this podcast do not constitute legal advice. If you have questions about dealing with a problematic employee, a Stanton Law attorney can help. www.stantonlawllc.com
27:18
August 16, 2021
Trademarks 101: The What, How, and When for Startups and Entrepreneurs
Are you a small business or start-up and curious about trademarks? In today’s episode, Josh Joel is joined by his friend and colleague, Paul Knowlton. Paul has been an intellectual property law attorney for over 20 years and a registered patent attorney. He is here today to explore all things trademarks for startups and entrepreneurs. He discusses what trademarks are, what you need to know about them if you should get one, and how you can get started. Tune in as Paul explains the difference between a trademark and federally registered mark and some other valuable information you’ll want to know if you’re a small business owner or entrepreneur. IN THIS EPISODE: [02:36] What is a trademark and why do we use them? [04:50] When a small business is starting up, when should they start thinking about the concept of a trademark and identifying themselves that way? [08:37] Difference between trademark and federally registered mark. [11:59] What do people need to be thinking about when they're putting together something that they might want to get trademark protection over? [21:32] Top tips for startups and entrepreneurs to know about trademarks. KEY TAKEAWAYS: What is a trademark and how do companies use them? Paul advises his clients that are small businesses starting up to begin the trademark process as early as possible. Explaining the difference between a trademark and a federally registered mark. The importance of doing your due diligence on trademarks early on in your business to ensure you can create something unique for your business. Links Mentioned: Paul’s Sole Practice Uberconsel Paul Knowlton LinkedIn Note: the topics discussed in this podcast do not constitute legal advice. If you have questions about dealing with a problematic employee, a Stanton Law attorney can help.
25:13
July 05, 2021
What Is A Hybrid Work Model And Can It Work For You? With Maryellen Stockton
Now that the pandemic is fading and employers can be proactive rather than reactive about their workforce and workplace strategies, is remote, in-person, or hybrid the best approach going forward? In this podcast, Josh Joel speaks with Maryellen Stockton, CEO and co-founder of Work Well Wherever, about the different options as well as the specifics of rolling out the increasingly popular hybrid model. They address the difference between a hybrid workplace and a hybrid workforce, why over communicating is a good thing, and how managers can lead a dispersed team. From rethinking perks to setting up a system where all employees’ contributions are valued, Josh and Maryellen cover the major issues.
17:58
June 21, 2021
Top Things Entrepreneurs Need To Know When Starting A Business
In the latest podcast, Josh is joined by David Adams, the chair of the transactional department at Stanton Law, discussing all things startup. Find out what entrepreneurs really need to know as they build their business. Josh and David touch on how strong operational agreements can avoid future headaches, when you need a lawyer (and when you can save), and the documents you’ll need before you can open a business bank account.
13:38
May 14, 2021
How To Bring Out Your Best And Excel At Work with Maya Dolgin
By nature, we’re always searching for ways to improve ourselves. But we can often use our self-critiques as reasons to hold ourselves back. Communication Coach Maya Dolgin joins Josh Joel on the Stanton Law Podcast to share how we can increase our confidence and our ability to succeed. Her work focuses on helping executives and leaders bring out the best of themselves at work. She also specializes in one-on-one coaching and development, with a concentration on helping rising female stars excel in leadership positions. Note: the topics discussed in this podcast do not constitute legal advice. If you have questions about dealing with a problematic employee, a Stanton Law attorney can help.
16:14
April 29, 2021
The Differences Between Trademarks, Patents, Copyrights, and Trade Secrets
While most people have heard of trademarks, patents, copyrights, and trade secrets, it’s less common to have detailed knowledge of what they are and how they can legally impact you if you infringe on one. On this episode of the Stanton Law Podcast, Josh Joel is joined by one of the newest additions to Stanton Law, Paul Knowlton. Paul brings a wealth of experience in intellectual property law to the firm. Listen as Josh and Paul discuss what entrepreneurs, small businesses, and startups should know about intellectual property, including common mistakes and trade secrets. Note: the topics discussed in this podcast do not constitute legal advice. If you have questions about dealing with a problematic employee, a Stanton Law attorney can help.
16:54
April 21, 2021
Why You Shouldn’t Rush to Call Erratic Employees Crazy
The word ‘crazy’ can get thrown around at work when describing a coworker or their behavior. In most situations, they’re joking. But even if someone is acting out of line, the language you use to label their behavior is incredibly important, especially if things like punishment or termination are on the table. In the latest Stanton Law Podcast, Josh Joel is joined by fellow Stanton Law attorney, Christine Green, to discuss words like ‘crazy’, and how to avoid potential Americans with Disabilities Act violations. They also examine hiring practices that can help you avoid problematic situations in the future. Note: the topics discussed in this podcast do not constitute legal advice. If you have questions about dealing with a problematic employee, a Stanton Law attorney can help.
14:52
April 02, 2021
How a PR Crisis Plan Can Protect Your Brand and Reputation with Mary York
While many businesses have a disaster preparedness plan, are they equally as prepared for the PR crisis that follows a cybersecurity attack or sexual harassment claim? PR preparedness is critically important to protecting a brand and retaining customers in times of crisis. In this latest edition of the Stanton Law Podcast, Josh Joel interviews Mary York, CEO of York Public Relations, about the steps businesses can take to ensure they are ready for a PR emergency as well as the worst potential PR disasters for financial institutions and other businesses. York Public Relations and Stanton Law recently formed a strategic alliance to help companies in crisis deal with the PR and legal ramifications. Note: the topics discussed in this podcast do not constitute legal advice. If you have questions about dealing with a crisis, a Stanton Law attorney can help.
17:00
March 22, 2021
How Start-Ups and Entrepreneurs Can Avoid the Most Common Employment Law Pitfalls
For many entrepreneurs, their business ambitions are far ahead of their efforts to ensure they are legally compliant when it comes to employment issues. Instead of taking the time to protect their intellectual property with restrictive covenants or to ensure their independent contractor arrangements pass the 20-factor IRS test, these business zealots ignore the possible future legal issues and race forward. In the latest edition of the Stanton Law Podcast, Josh Joel discusses the three most common employment law mistakes of start-ups and entrepreneurs, and the implications of not including legal costs in your start-up budget. Note: the topics discussed in this podcast do not constitute legal advice. If you have questions about restrictive covenants, ways to protect intellectual property, or guidelines for 1099 employees, a Stanton Law attorney can help.
07:52
March 10, 2021
How Relationship Marketing Builds Your Network and Business with Amir Shuster
There's more to practicing law than just doing research and litigating cases. There are important relationships that must be developed and trust that has to be built. In the latest edition of The Stanton Law Podcast, Josh Joel welcomes an expert from a field outside of law. Amir Shuster, a Senior Foreign Exchange Dealer at Cambridge Global Payments, joins him to talk about rebuilding his network after moving to Atlanta from Toronto, learning more by talking less, and the importance of relationship marketing no matter your profession. Note: the topics discussed in this podcast do not constitute legal advice.
12:11
March 01, 2021
The Latest on the Department of Labor’s New Standards
The Department of Labor recently altered the rules regarding the classification of independent contractors. By creating a unified set of standards under the Fair Labor Standards Act, millions of workers and the companies that use their services will have to reevaluate their work status. On this podcast, Josh Joel hosts Stanton Law attorney Dani Berry to discuss the economic reality test that classifies workers, the industries that need to pay the most attention to these changes, and how companies can avoid costly lawsuits by complying with the new rules. Note, the topics discussed in this podcast are informational and do not constitute legal advice. If you have questions about your employee’s work status, the attorneys at Stanton Law can help.
14:37
February 16, 2021
How to Handle Pregnancies in the Workplace
Pregnancy discrimination has again become a hot topic in the workplace. After the congratulations are said, what are the dos and don’ts for employers when an employee announces a pregnancy? The Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 amended Title VII to prohibit sex discrimination on the basis of pregnancy. Stanton Law’s Of Counsel Josh Joel hosts Managing Attorney Liz Sigler in this podcast where they discuss the specifics of the Act, accommodations, other pertinent regulations, and tips for avoiding a pregnancy discrimination claim. Note, the topics discussed in this podcast are informational and do not constitute legal advice. If you have questions about pregnancy discrimination, the attorneys at Stanton Law can help.
16:53
February 05, 2021
Maintaining Culture for Remote Teams with Kaleem Clarkson
2020 showed that employers need to focus on maintaining culture in the workplace more than ever before - especially when it comes to working remotely. In our newest segment of The Stanton Law Podcast, Josh Joel will host great business leaders in the area to hear how they handle certain topics and situations. First up, Josh speaks with Kaleem Clarkson, CEO of Blend Me, Inc. to discuss how management can make an impact on their employees. Blend Me, Inc. works with startups and small businesses to improve the remote employee experience. Whether it's virtual events, giveaways, or just overall communication, Kaleem gives his thoughts on what can truly make a difference during a pandemic and how to continue the momentum afterward. Note, the topics discussed in this podcast do not constitute legal advice.
24:15
January 06, 2021
What You Should Know When Selling a Medical Practice
Two lawyers' perspectives are better than one! Josh Joel hosts transactional attorney David Adams to discuss what to consider when selling a medical practice. David's extensive knowledge in this area has helped many clients avoid major issues. If you are thinking about selling your medical practice, tune in for tips on how to get prepared. Note, the topics discussed in this podcast do not constitute legal advice. If you have questions about selling your medical practice or following the proper procedures, the lawyers at Stanton Law can help you get to the right answers!
14:04
December 23, 2020
How to Handle Politics in the Workplace
Employment Lawyers, Josh Joel and Christine Green take on a serious topic that employers must address when dealing with politics in the workplace. After the 2020 election, a new Supreme Court ruling, and the current runoff elections happening in Georgia, they explain why it's more critical than ever before to update policies and employee handbooks. Note, this podcast is not legal advice. If you have questions about handbook policies or need help updating your handbook, the lawyers at Stanton Law can help!
11:01
December 16, 2020
Can you make your employees take the COVID vaccine?
Hear from Employment Lawyer, Josh Joel, about the biggest question offices have on their mind- can employers enforce their employees to get the COVID vaccine? Josh gives his input in the first Stanton Law podcast to help shed some light on this hard-hitting topic.  Note, this podcast is not legal advice. If you have questions about COVID-19 policies or need help creating COVID-19 policies, the lawyers at Stanton Law can help!
02:23
December 09, 2020