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The Daily Grind Podcast

By Colin Morgan
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Ep. 538 Adii Pienaar
About Adii An entrepreneur and founder of two global multimillion-dollar companies, Adii Pienaar prides himself on the commercial and life profitability of his businesses. Adii’s personal journey enabled him to discover a rich, fulfilling life that coincides with a sustainable strategy for success in the workplace. His concept of life profitability is now gaining momentum in the business world. A native of South Africa, Adii lives in the winelands of Cape Town with his wife, Jeanne, and their two children. About Adii's New Book What does “success” mean to you? If you’re an entrepreneur, this probably feels like a straightforward question with a simple answer: you want your business to thrive. You want to make a profit, stand out, be noticed. But then what? Are you done? Are you fulfilled? Are you happy? For Adii Pienaar, selling two multimillion-dollar businesses wasn’t enough. He was an entrepreneur because he wanted freedom; instead, he was stuck in a destructive cycle, almost losing everything in his constant search for more. That’s when he changed his mindset, his expectations, and his life. In Life Profitability, Adii provides you with a new perspective for becoming self-aware, recognizing your values, and understanding your impact. An enriched life and a successful business are not mutually exclusive. In fact, this book will provide you with the first steps in building a business that is more sustainable, with increased options for you, your employees, and your community. Learn how to give yourself some space, measure meaningful output, and live with intention so that you can maximize profit that truly counts. Connect With Adii https://adii.me/ Grab A Copy Of Adii's New Book> https://adii.me/book/ Today's episode is brought to you by LinkedIn Talent Solutions. Find a qualified candidate and post your next job FREE when you visit> LinkedIn.com/dailygrind
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March 2, 2021
Ep. 537 Lee Hackett
Lee is the CEO of Bluprint X, responsible for their strategic growth. He specialises in straight-talking consultancy for C-Level on how to drive revenue and improve scalability through the power of data and technology. He has played a leading role in the creation and scaling of 7 startups in 4 continents over the last 10 years. Several of these startups became market leaders within 1-3 years, leading to trade sales to FTSE 200 organizations and global companies. In 2013, Lee set up Bluprint X which is now a global agency, advising some of the world’s biggest organizations on how to drive revenue through their use of technology. Lee hosts Bluprint's podcast series Making Marketing Heroes which invites insight and hot topic discussion from industry leaders. Lee also documents a raw insight into real business issues on his vlog series, Level Up. Today's episode was brought to you by MINT MOBILE. To get your new wireless plan for just 15 bucks a month, and get the plan shipped to your door for FREE, go to mintmobile.com/dailygrind
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February 9, 2021
Ep. 536 Debbie King
What four-letter word describes your relationship with your business? It should be L-O-V-E. But it’s hard to love your business when you feel trapped by it. Especially during hard times, business owners tend to believe that any failure in their business is a direct reflection of themselves. Debbie King, author of the bestselling book Loving Your Business knows what it’s like to feel trapped by a business she used to love. When she was forced to make tough choices like putting a lien on her home to make payroll, she began to feel resentful. She felt that way for years before she made two fundamental shifts: she changed the way she THOUGHT about her business and the way she RAN it. Debbie escaped the owner's trap by turning her business into an asset that has value beyond the revenue it generates, creating both freedom and security. Top 3 Takeaways 1. Loving your business is the fastest way to freedom. 2. Get clarity on your strategy, constrain your focus in order to scale, while making friends with money and numbers. 3. Feel the freedom that comes from having choices. Once your business is an asset that runs without you, you can scale, sell, or have someone else run it. Connect with Debbie> https://lovingyourbusiness.com/ Today's episode is brought to you by LinkedIn. Find a qualified candidate and post your next job FREE when you visit> LinkedIn.com/dailygrind
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January 26, 2021
Ep. 535 Jessie Vaid CEO ReadyWhen
By leveraging Jessie’s many years of experience, network, and subject matter expertise, Jessie Vaid is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of ReadyWhen. With over 15+ years of experience running his own Notary practice and creating thousands of Estate planning documents, he is a subject matter expert when it comes to estate planning. Since being commissioned in 2004 as a Notary, he has been active within the professional community and influential in ensuring the highest quality of service is made available to the public.  He has been a director of the Society of Notaries Public of BC since 2009. Learn More About Jessie> LinkedIn Top 3 Takeaways  1. When you are trying to raise money, be sure when you explain your business, it's super simple to understand.  2. When hiring be sure you TRUST who they are and what they can do.  3. When you are passionate and instill that in your employees, you have a motivated bunch.  Learn more about ReadyWhen> https://readywhen.ca/ Today's episode was brought to you by BetterHelp. Affordable, private online counseling. Anytime, anywhere. Get a special discount when you visit betterhelp.com/grind
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January 19, 2021
Ep. 534 John Vuong Replay
About John John is a seasoned sales professional and Internet marketer with an exceptional track record helping companies grow their clientele and profits. Through 15 years of experience working with CEOs, business owners, and marketing leaders at some of Canada’s most successful corporations, John developed a deep understanding of local marketing dynamics and consumer behavior. John’s entrepreneurial spirit and experience working with more than 5,000 local business owners inspired him to start his own company, Local SEO Search, in 2013. Top 3 Takeaway 1. Find a gap in the marketplace, people who are willing to pay for it, then fill that gap. 2. If you want to become an entrepreneur, you have to learn sales. It is the heartbeat of your business. 3. Your local small businesses need our help, we need to support them. Connect with John> https://www.localseosearch.ca/ Impact Initiative: https://www.localseosearch.ca/impact-initiative/ Today's episode was brought to you by BetterHelp. Affordable, private online counseling. Anytime, anywhere. Get a special discount when you visit betterhelp.com/grind Today's episode was brought to you by Teachable. Teachable is a platform that allows independent entrepreneurs and creators to build and sell fully customizable online courses and services. Join over 100,000 instructors who have transformed their knowledge into world-class courses and have earned more than $500 million to date. Visit teachable.com/grind
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January 12, 2021
Ep. 533 Nick Velasquez
Who is Nick?  (written by Nick) Learning has been my lifelong passion. There are too many fascinating subjects; everything has its own magic. So, I’ve always gone into different fields to study them. Some only on the surface, others more in-depth. I’ve been into arts (music, writing, photography, magic), sports (Muay Thai, jiu-Jitsu, swimming, bodybuilding), languages (Spanish, English, French, Japanese), business (entrepreneurship, options trading, real estate investing) and many other skills and interests (riding motorcycles, memorizing playing cards, beer brewing). Learning gives purpose to my life and shines light through the darkness that insists on looming over me. There are a lot of amazing things to learn that can become our life companions, our shelters, and even part of our identity. I can’t think of anything more gratifying than adding new knowledge and skills to our lives, progressively improving at them, and wearing ourselves out by developing our potential. Top 3 Takeaways 1. The fastest way to improve is to learn.  2. Nick teaches you how to learn effectively.  3. We must learn to separate the performance from the performer.  Today's episode was brought to you by BetterHelp. Affordable, private online counseling. Anytime, anywhere. Get a special discount when you visit betterhelp.com/grind Today's episode was brought to you by Teachable. Teachable is a platform that allows independent entrepreneurs and creators to build and sell fully customizable online courses and services. Join over 100,000 instructors who have transformed their knowledge into world-class courses and have earned more than $500 million to date. Visit teachable.com/grind
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January 5, 2021
Ep. 532 Michelle Seiler Tucker
Michelle is also the Best-Selling Author of the book “Think & Grow Rich Today”, “Sell Your Business for more than it’s Worth”, and her latest book “Exit Rich” is available now for purchase. In addition to being featured in INC., Forbes, and USA Magazine, Michelle makes regular radio and TV appearances on Fox Business News and CNBC. She’s personally sold over 500 businesses and her company has sold over 1,000! For more than 20 years, Michelle’s been in the trenches helping hundreds of business owners build a scalable and sellable business. She helps owners create a business that works for them, rather than the other way around and has help thousands exit rich! Michelle specializes in identifying a company’s ST 6Ps™ checklist, and has assisted in driving the business to run on all 6 cylinders, all 6Ps. She has increased their profits and help formulate their ST GPS Exit Model, their build to sell model, so when owner are ready, they too can sell for their desired price tag! She has taken her extensive knowledge, experience, expertise and proven formulas with buying, selling, fixing and growing businesses and packaged it into a step by step process within EXIT Rich. Top 3 Takeaways From Michelle 1. Figure out the "who" in your business and make sure it is not you.  2. Buyers don't want to buy a job, they want to buy a business.  3. Whoever makes it the easiest for the consumer to do business with them, wins.  Get Michelle's Book> https://exitrichbook.com/ Today's episode was brought to you by BetterHelp. Affordable, private online counseling. Anytime, anywhere. Get a special discount when you visit betterhelp.com/grind Today's episode was brought to you by Teachable. Teachable is a platform that allows independent entrepreneurs and creators to build and sell fully customizable online courses and services. Join over 100,000 instructors who have transformed their knowledge into world-class courses and have earned more than $500 million to date. Visit teachable.com/grind
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December 22, 2020
Ep. 531 Sean Tasse
Today on the DGP is the Co-Owner of Bien Aller, Sean Tasse. Founded on April 5th, 2020 by 4 young Montrealers, Bien Aller’s goal was to deal with the shortage of face masks and to ensure that medical masks were left to the medical professionals. Bien Aller is a Montreal-based company providing Masks & Accessories. It is devoted to improving the health and safety of Canadians, fashionably, and sustainably. So far, we have manufactured, sold, and distributed over 300,000 masks Canada-wide and internationally. By offering high-quality reusable Masks & Accessories to Canadians, Bien Aller helps protect our population and also reduces the number of disposable masks in landfills. Together, we have already prevented the waste of over 19 million disposable masks! Sean is also the Co-Founder of squarefeet.ai. SquareFeet.ai is designed to reinvent the way real estate developers and brokers work on launching a new condo or rental project, ensuring the highest revenue given the current demand in the market. Our products offer a new way to monitor how real estate residential projects is sold, rented, and managed. Top 3 Takeaways 1. Your network is your net worth. Spend time growing your network.  2. TIming is so important in business. Be sure you really try and enter the market at an ideal time.  3. When other businesses stop spending money on marketing, an opportunity arises for you to start spending more.  Connect with Sean> https://www.linkedin.com/in/sean-tasse-squarefeet/?originalSubdomain=ca Today's episode was brought to you by BetterHelp. Affordable, private online counseling. Anytime, anywhere. Get a special discount when you visit betterhelp.com/grind Today's episode was brought to you by Teachable. Teachable is a platform that allows independent entrepreneurs and creators to build and sell fully customizable online courses and services. Join over 100,000 instructors who have transformed their knowledge into world-class courses and have earned more than $500 million to date. Visit teachable.com/grind
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December 15, 2020
Ep. 530 Moe Abbas
Moe Abbas is the CEO and co-founder of Acadium, a remote apprenticeship marketplace for digital jobs. They help candidates get training, networking and hiring opportunities, for free. These include roles in social media, content writing, graphic design and more. From Moe My family came to Canada as refugees when I was 3 where we were graciously accepted and supported. We grew up impoverished financially but rich with morals and love. I remember going door to door at 10 years old selling services and products to help my parents. I've only ever been an entrepreneur, building and learning. At nineteen years old, I founded my first two companies which I later sold. At 21 I founded Ottawa General Contractors with a few childhood friends. In 5 years, I led the group from a basement office into Canada’s leading residential design build company with 20+ million in sales and design centers across the country. At 26 years I won the NKBA 30 under 30 award and I was the youngest recipient ever of the OBJ 40 Under 40 Award. I have also won the Immigrant Entrepreneur award from the City of Ottawa and many others. Top 3 Takeaways From Moe 1. If you have a business idea, you have to first prove there are people willing to buy your product or service. Once you have proved that, then start to build out the idea. 2. The idea of an apprenticeship is still a magical thing. 3. Your mind is like a heat-seeking missile. You want to ensure your attention is on the right things. Connect with Moe Visit> acadium.com Today's episode was brought to you by BetterHelp. Affordable, private online counseling. Anytime, anywhere. Get a special discount when you visit betterhelp.com/grind Today's episode was brought to you by Teachable. Teachable is a platform that allows independent entrepreneurs and creators to build and sell fully customizable online courses and services. Join over 100,000 instructors who have transformed their knowledge into world-class courses and have earned more than $500 million to date. Visit teachable.com/grind
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December 8, 2020
Ep. 529 John Vuong
About John John is a seasoned sales professional and Internet marketer with an exceptional track record helping companies grow their clientele and profits. Through 15 years of experience working with CEOs, business owners, and marketing leaders at some of Canada’s most successful corporations, John developed a deep understanding of local marketing dynamics and consumer behavior. John’s entrepreneurial spirit and experience working with more than 5,000 local business owners inspired him to start his own company, Local SEO Search, in 2013. Top 3 Takeaway 1. Find a gap in the marketplace, people who are willing to pay for it, then fill that gap.  2. If you want to become an entrepreneur, you have to learn sales. It is the heartbeat of your business.  3. Your local small businesses need our help, we need to support them.  Connect with John> https://www.localseosearch.ca/ Impact Initiative: https://www.localseosearch.ca/impact-initiative/ Today's episode was brought to you by BetterHelp. Affordable, private online counseling. Anytime, anywhere. Get a special discount when you visit betterhelp.com/grind
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December 2, 2020
Ep. 528 Yishay Waxman
About Yishay Yishay Waxman, Co-founder & President of Thriver is an entrepreneur and start-up advisor who’s been in the mobile/digital space for 25+ years. He’s traveled to 85+ countries and sold platforms and solutions to 350+ operators worldwide. He co-founded Jumptap, the well-known mobile advertising network, which he scaled to $100M in revenues with 300+ employees before it was acquired by Millennial Media in 2013. In 2015 he co-founded Thriver (formerly Platterz), which has grown to be the #1 enterprise food & culture platform in North America, with offices in Toronto (HQ), New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and a presence in many additional North American markets. About Thriver Thriver (founded in 2015 as Platterz) is an enabler of workplace culture programs that engage employees. The Thriver technology platform promotes thriving workplaces by making it easy for businesses to provide corporate food and culture initiatives that connect, engage, and motivate individuals and teams, wherever they are. Flexible and scalable programs tailored to business needs are managed through the Thriver platform including Group Ordering for workplace meals and catering; Virtual Experiences for health and wellness and professional development; and a reloadable prepaid credit card for perks and essentials for remote employees. For more information visit Thriver online, on Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, or Twitter*. For more on the company culture revolution, visit the Thriver blog. Top 3 Takeaways 1. Having a balanced team is the key to success in business.  2. Before you build your (MVP) go sell to see if people will buy it.  3. Never launch a perfect product. Launch a broken product and make it better.   Connect with Yishay Visit> thriver.com LinkedIn> https://www.linkedin.com/in/yishaywaxman Today's episode was brought to you by BetterHelp. Affordable, private online counseling. Anytime, anywhere. Get a special discount when you visit betterhelp.com/grind
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November 24, 2020
Ep. 527 Allen Adamson
Allen Adamson is a noted industry expert in all disciplines of branding. He worked with a broad spectrum of consumer and corporate businesses in industries ranging from packaged goods and technology to health care and financial services, to hospitality and entertainment.  With his perspectives and depth of experience, Allen has helped his clients understand and activate strategies that enable them to shift ahead of the market and the competition, generating long-term value and increase brand equity. Allen and his teams help clients identify what truly matters to the audiences they serve - what is relevant to their audiences - and brilliantly deliver on it.  How organizations do or do not stay relevant is the subject of Allen's most recent book, Shift Ahead. Using fascinating first-hand accounts and detailed case studies, Shift Ahead explains how the best organizations recognize when it's time to change direction, and how they pull it off while bolstering their brands. Following the approach of Allen's previous books, BrandSimple, BrandDigital, and the Edge:50 Tips From Brands That Lead- which are used in universities across the country - Shift Ahead offers up practical and readily applied lessons learned.  Allen is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Metaforce, a disruptive marketing, and product consultancy which, unlike traditional firms, takes a multi-disciplinary channel-agnostic approach to marketing challenges.  Learn More about Metaforce here> www.metaforce.co Get Allen's new book> http://www.shiftaheadbook.com/ TOP 3 Takeaways From Allen 1. Stop focusing so much on your competitors, rather focus on what is going on around you.   2. Map Your Customers Journey.  3. Innovation happens when people look at touch points and reinvent them.   Want to get on the waitlist for my online podcasting course? Email me by visiting colinmorgan.biz
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November 17, 2020
Ep. 526 Jefferson Lilly
Jefferson is a self-made millionaire real estate investor in mobile home parks. He has purchased nearly $100MM worth of MHPs, generated double-digit returns for his 200+ investors, and expanded the supply of affordable housing. Jefferson's business both makes a lot of money and does social good for lower-income Americans. He is media-savvy and started the mobile home park industry's first podcast (www.MobileHomeParkInvestors.com), and has raised several tens of millions of dollars through his shows. Connect with Jefferson http://parkstreetpartners.com/team https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffersonlilly/ Check out Jefferson's Podcast> www.parkavenuepartners.com/podcast Top 3 Takeaways From Today's Episode 1. The mobile home business is really the "parking lot business".  2. New competition in the mobile home space is illegal so competition is low.  3. It is easy to disregard what you don't understand or educate yourself in.  Want to get on the waitlist for my online podcasting course? Email me by visiting colinmorgan.biz
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November 10, 2020
Ep. 525 Vinnie Fisher
Vinnie Fisher is an entrepreneur, businessman, author, husband, and father. He has been married for over 20 years to his wife Debbi and together they have four children: Sophia, Vinny, Jacob, and Elizabeth. He enjoys spending time with his family, friends, and is an avid reader in his spare time. Vinnie left a successful law practice in 2007 to pursue a career as an entrepreneur. After a few successful businesses in the digital space, he discovered a much-needed service for business owners. In 2014, he opened Fully Accountable, an accounting solution called ‘Your Back Office’ that provides owners and accounting professionals with the tools to know your numbers, manage your team, and stay legal. Fully Accountable also provides the personnel to do the work if your team doesn’t have the right person to provide a full done for you service. Top 3 Takeaway 1. A house that is not on a firm foundation is going to crumble.  2. Do the right thing regardless of the result.  3. Running a business is not about what's at the top, it's about what you keep. FREE GIFT> https://fullyaccountable.com/promos/dailygrind/ Connect with Vinnie https://www.linkedin.com/in/vinniefisher/ Want to get on the waitlist for my online podcasting course? Email me by visiting colinmorgan.biz
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October 27, 2020
Ep. 524 Omar Visram
About Omar Growing up, Omar Visram knew he wanted to be an entrepreneur and studied accounting with the aim of using those skills to run his own company. But when he landed his dream job, he was at a crossroads: continue with his cushy job where he was achieving growing success or leave it all behind? He took the leap and founded Enkel Backoffice Solutions. Learn about his unconventional route to entrepreneurship and how he started a company without a plan. Takeaways: 1. Businesses need good and timely accounting to make better decisions. 2. Be present. 3. Great businesses are built around great people. Connect with Omar on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/omar-visram-01266344/ And learn about Enkel: https://www.enkel.ca/ Want to get on the waitlist of my online podcasting course? Email me by visiting colinmorgan.biz
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October 20, 2020
Ep. 523 Jeff Dudan
Jeff Dudan is an Undercover Boss, seasoned business builder, and former college football player who went to Florida to paint in the wake of Hurricane Andrew and two years later launched AdvantaClean, a national restoration franchise that had 240 locations in 37 states when Jeff exited the company in 2019. If you’ve ever wondered why CEOs earn six-figure salaries and how you can do the same, Jeff Dudan has the answer, and it's called Discernment. Given the opportunities at our fingertips, especially right now, there has never been a better time to establish yourself as an entrepreneur in the world. There’s only one problem: there are so many opportunities out there, it can feel like an impossible task to decide which ones are worth pursuing. In his new book, Jeff gives you the set of tools, models of thought, beliefs, and principles that you can quickly lay decisions against to make the best choice. Drawing on personal stories, Jeff shows that refining your discernment is a lifelong process that requires trust and intentionality. Get Jeff's New Book Discernment> https://www.amazon.com/Discernment-Business-Athletes-Regimen-Decisions/dp/1544508506 Key Moments At an early age, Jeff learned half the idea is showing up. Jeff learned if he could apply himself, he could do anything.  In College, Jeff started a painting business. 2 years after they were earning 79,000 a summer. As Jeff was finishing up his football career, he was starting his entrepreneurial career.  When Hurricane Andrew hit, he left to help and thought he would only be a few weeks. It ended up being 3 years.  He started what was Advantaclean. Ending up with 230 locations.  Jeff always has had a passion to help people.  Jeff thought the Franchise model would give him more control of his time.  Reading is Jeff's secret to building your toolkit.  Top 3 Takeaway 1. True leaders can stand on nothing and create something. 2. Is this the business decision you can make for the families you are responsible for? 3. Control your inputs. Reading helps you build your toolkit.  Want to get on the waitlist of my online podcasting course? Email me by visiting colinmorgan.biz
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October 13, 2020
Ep. 522 Nick Bradley
Nick Bradley is world-renowned business growth and scale-up specialist, who helps exceptional business leaders unlock their full potential. He is the host of the UK's #1 Business Podcast on iTunes and Spotify - Scale Up Your Business - which has achieved over 100,000 downloads, in 130 countries, in less than 12 months since launch. Guests include – Neil Patel, David Meltzer, Oren Klaff, John Lee Dumas, Rock Thomas, Patrick Bett-David, and JT McCormick. He also works with Private Equity investors across the UK, the US, and SE Asia, leading business turnarounds, mergers, acquisitions and scale-ups. Over the last decade, he has bought, built, and sold multiple businesses, creating significant value for himself and shareholders. This includes:  Enabling 22 business acquisitions.  Completing over $5.3 billion in deals.  Across 8 business sectors, in 11 countries. He is the co-founder of The Fielding Group, a growth accelerator that helps companies improve business performance – in order for entrepreneurs to create freedom, build wealth, and live life without limits. Originally from Australia, Nick is a dedicated family man who has a strong background in physical fitness, having completed 67 marathons and 24 ultramarathons worldwide. He is also a qualified personal trainer and performance coach. He is absolutely committed to personal growth and becoming the best version of himself ... and inspiring others to achieve the same. His mission is to help bring an entrepreneurial skillset and mindset to people all over the world as a driving force of progression and prosperity. Connect With Nick Listen to SCALE UP YOUR BUSINESS. Join his community on Facebook.  Message Nick on LinkedIn.  Key Moments Nick's body started to show signs of distress working in Private Equity and he knew something had to change.  Nick had a friend into personal development, he sought helped and ended up at a Tony Robbins event.  After the event, he quit and started to do things that served others.  He invested in mentoring. That got him from a-b quicker than he could.  He knew he had to start helping people rather than doing things that served him.  Nick helps businesses and entrepreneurs scale up and get set up for success or to sell their business.  Having a cash runway is critical in business.  6-months.  Businesses are sold on 2 main metrics. Recurring revenue and profit.  Most businesses aren't broken but they just aren't optimized.  Top 3 Takeaway 1. Life is short. Do things that make you happy, that helps other people, and creates value. 2. In business you need to have a relentless focus on profitability.  3. Get yourself into a position to not be stuck.  Want to get on the waitlist of my online podcasting course? Email me by visiting colinmorgan.biz
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October 6, 2020
Ep. 521 Dre Baldwin
Who Is Dre Baldwin? For the past 15 years, "DreAllDay" has changed the lives of over 60 million entrepreneurs, athletes, and business professionals, sold thousands of copies of his books, courses, and programs, pioneered personal branding through content and built a business that helps tens of thousands of people master their "Game" in business, sports and in life, from the inside-out. Key Moments Started playing sports at a young age Even though he wasn't highly recruited he knew he one day would play professional basketball Dre had an internal drive to prove to himself that what other people thought weren't true Dre was offered his first contract in Lithuania and was on a year to year contract He got into entrepreneurship by reading Tim Ferris and following his principle to test a product Top 3 Takeaways Belief and hard work will lead to your desired results. Quantity will always out way quality.  Share your journey and others will become interested in what you do.  Connect with Dre> https://dreallday.com/ Today's episode was brought to you by EBAY CANADA.  If you’re a Canadian small business retailer or know someone who is, visit ebay.ca/upandrunning. Need a website? Visit tailorpage.com Want to sign up for the 5-week podcast course?  Email me by visiting colinmorgan.biz
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September 22, 2020
Ep. 520 Steve Sims
Steve is the visionary founder of Bluefish: the world’s first luxury concierge that delivers the highest level of personalized travel, transportation, and cutting-edge entertainment services to corporate executives, celebrities, professional athletes, and other discerning individuals interested in living life to its fullest. Just some of the extraordinary experiences that Steve and his Bluefish team have made possible for his A-list clientele include: - Closed a museum in Florence for a private dinner party for 6 at the feet of Michelangelo’s David and had Andrea Bocelli come in and serenade the guests - Taking a submarine trip to the Titanic - Becoming James Bond for a weekend in Monte Carlo - Hanging out and jamming with celebrity recording artists, such as Guns & Roses drummer Matt Sorum and playing guitar with ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons - Taking private cooking lessons with the world’s finest executive chefs - Trekking on a luxury safari in the Amazon & Serengeti - Joining a filmed marine conservation expedition to the Pacific Islands - Heading out on the legendary Sardine Run in Southern Africa - Singing live on stage with legendary rock band Journey - Having Florida Georgia Line sing “Happy Birthday” in a private backstage concert - Meeting and greeting renowned recording artists and celebrities - Enjoying a walk-on role on a hit TV show …and the list goes on Top 3 Takeaways 1. Anything is possible. 2. Everyone is accessible.  3. Provide value and be persistent.  Today's episode was brought to you by EBAY CANADA.  If you’re a Canadian small business retailer or know someone who is, visit ebay.ca/upandrunning. Need a website? Visit tailorpage.com
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September 15, 2020
Ep.519 Dean Graziosi
Dean Graziosi knows how to create success. From extremely humble beginnings Dean started with a firewood business in high school, to a collision repair shop, and his first real estate deal before the age of 20. From there he went on to create a multimillion-dollar real estate business, became a Multiple NY Times best selling Author, 16 years every day on TV, and is one of the most-watched real estate and success trainers of our generation. Dean maximized the success and profits in each of these endeavors along with his evolution and his businesses and brand have helped change countless lives. Dean is obsessed with sharing the Success Habits learned along this journey with the world. Dean's newest book, The Underdog Advantage shares how your so-called disadvantages are the fuel you need and the hidden superpower that can propel you to do amazing things with your life. Key Moments Dean just moved into a new office, house, got married, started a partnership with Tony Robbins, and has a new book out!  His parents worked hard but didn't end up with much. Dean got disturbed and wanted more for his family. He wanted to retire his mom. Dean like us struggled internally with what society thought he should do and what he wanted. That insecure voice, you need to learn how to silence it, or better yet let the other voice drown it out.  Think of your future and let that fuel you. Change your story and change your life.  Lock onto someone who has done it and follow what they do. Course correct.  Dying with untapped potential is the worst thing ever.  The story of George Washington inspired him to write The Underdog Advantage.  Every single successful person was an underdog.  Top 3 Takeaways 1. When you realize that life happens for us and not to us, it is a true gamechanger.  2. Think of 5-years from today, if nothing changed, would you be happy with your life? 3. It all starts with the belief that you can.  Connect With Dean VISIT> https://www.deangraziosi.com/ Get Dean's New Book> deansbook.com Today's episode was brought to you by EBAY CANADA.  If you’re a Canadian small business retailer or know someone who is, visit ebay.ca/upandrunning. Need a website? Visit tailorpage.com
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September 8, 2020
Ep. 518 Neil Patel
Who is Neil? (written by Neil) I am a New York Times bestselling author. The Wall Street Journal calls me a top influencer on the web, Forbes says I am one of the top 10 marketers, and Entrepreneur Magazine says I created one of the 100 most brilliant companies. I was recognized as a top 100 entrepreneur under the age of 30 by President Obama and a top 100 entrepreneur under the age of 35 by the United Nations. I've helped Amazon, Microsoft, Airbnb, Google, Thomson Reuters, Viacom, NBC, Intuit, Zappos, American Greetings, General Motors, and SalesForce grow through marketing. My marketing blog generates over 3 million visitors per month (51% of them spend money on paid ads), my Marketing School podcast generates over 1 million listens per month, my YouTube channel about marketing has over 20 million views and half a million subscribers, I have 960,000 Facebook fans, and 343,000 Twitter followers. I've spoken at over 310 conferences and companies around the world. From speaking at Facebook and Thomson Reuters to every major growth marketing conference, I'm available and interested in speaking at events worldwide. Key Moments Neil was looking for a job online at 16. He couldn't find a job, so he decided to create a job for him.  He struggled to make money online, so he decided to help others with customer acquisition.  Neil realized he needed to take risks.  You are going to make mistakes but you have to learn from them and not make them again.  Just because you hired smart people, doesn't mean you will make money.  When hiring, Neil looks for people who are smarter than him.  The biggest obstacle he faced was to figure out how to be scrappy without money.  It's always as much effort to hit a single than it is to hit a double or triple.  Learn to focus on one thing.  Top 3 Takeaways 1.  You need to take big risks, to see a big reward.  2.  Execute fast and perfection is overrated.  3.  What is the point of learning if you don't use what you've learned.  Today's episode was brought to you by EBAY CANADA.  If you’re a Canadian small business retailer or know someone who is, visit ebay.ca/upandrunning. For speaking opportunities, collaborations, events, and business development, please email Grant Lingel (grant@neilpatel.com). Need a website? Visit tailorpage.com
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September 1, 2020
Ep. 517 Ian Koniak
About Ian (from Ian) Sales Leader. Content Creator. Coach. I've worked in B2B technology sales for 18 years at F500 tech companies (Salesforce and Ricoh) as an individual contributor, Sales Manager, and Director of Sales, with over 100M in career sales and numerous finishes at #1 nationally. I currently work on the Enterprise Sales team at Salesforce, where I partner with our largest customers to help them drive growth, innovation, and success on the Salesforce Platform. At Ricoh, I led a team of 10 Sales Managers and 70 reps responsible for 60M annually across hardware, software, and services. My passion project is creating sales videos and content that inspires Sales Professionals to perform at the highest level and untap their full potential. I also make frequent appearances as a guest speaker on Top Business Podcasts and sales conferences as a Sales Thought Leader.  Key Moments: Ian had 2 near-death experiences that helped shape who he is. It made him realize that he had untapped potential that he vowed to tap into, which vaulted him into serving others.  Ian puts his family first and is dedicated to working on himself daily. He believes there are so many distractions that are taking you away from what you are truly meant to do. Remove the distractions and live a passionate life.  Ian admittedly has a very addictive personality that in his younger years didn't serve him. Ian learned to remove those poor habits and addictions and instead used those traits to fuel him in what he does today.  Focus on your revenue-generating activities. Too many of us focus on things that don't forward our business. If you are doing one thing you can't do another.  How to develop your mindset to improve and maximize your performance.  "You can't be a great salesperson until you are a great person." When starting a business prove first that you can make money.  Top 3 Takeaways:  Find your mission and work tirelessly towards it.   Sacrifice is the key to success.  Feed your focus and starve your distractions.  Today's episode was brought to you by EBAY CANADA.  If you’re a Canadian small business retailer or know someone who is, visit ebay.ca/upandrunning. To subscribe to Ian's weekly sales training videos, click here: http://eepurl.com/gPczOP Visit: Iankoniak.com Need a website? Visit tailorpage.com
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August 25, 2020
Ep.516 Peter Bregman Revisited
Recognized as the #1 executive coach in the world by Leading Global Coaches, Peter Bregman coaches CEOs and senior leaders in many of the world’s premier organizations. Having started his career teaching leadership on wilderness and mountaineering expeditions, Peter is CEO of Bregman Partners, an executive coaching company that helps successful people become exceptional leaders and stellar human beings. Peter is ranked as a top 30 thought leader by Thinkers 50 Radar and selected as one of the top 8 thought leaders in leadership. He is the award-winning, best selling author and contributor of 16 books, including, most recently, Leading with Emotional Courage: How to Have Hard Conversations, Create Accountability, and Inspire Action on Your Most Important Work. His book, 18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done, was a Wall Street Journal bestseller, winner of the Gold medal from the Axiom Business Book awards, named the best business book of the year by NPR, and selected by Publisher’s Weekly and the New York Post as a top ten business book. He is also the author of Four Seconds: All the Time You Need to Replace Counter-Productive Habits with Ones That Really Work, a  New York Post  “Top Pick for Your Career” in 2015, and Point B: A Short Guide to Leading a Big Change. Connect With Peter https://bregmanpartners.com/ Today's episode was brought to you by EBAY Canada. If you’re a Canadian small business retailer or know someone who is, visit ebay.ca/upandrunning. Need a website? Visit tailorpage.com
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August 18, 2020
Ep. 515 Philipp Postrehovsky
Philipp is a product visionary, brand builder and an award-winning marketer who has been involved in the Vancouver tech scene for over 15 years. In 2013 he co-founded RentMoola, which continues to be one of North America's leading fintech companies with the mission to eliminate the rent cheque and modernize rent collection for the enterprise. Before that, he was a marketing leader for Mogo Technologies and Wonga Canada and began his career at Electronic Arts. Most recently he was SVP, Marketing at Progressa, ranked No. 11 on the 2019 Growth 500 ranking of Canada's Fastest-Growing Companies. He founded Grind For Kids, a program that raised over $1 million for BC Children’s Hospital Foundation and sits on the Board of one of BC’s top independent schools. Connect with Philipp https://www.linkedin.com/in/philpostro/ vopay.com https://twitter.com/philpostro?lang=en Today's episode was brought to you by the Just Go Grind Podcast with Justin Gordon Listen on iTunes> https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/just-go-grind-with-justin-gordon/id1397036566 Today's episode was brought to you by EBAY Canada.  If you’re a Canadian small business retailer or know someone who is, visit ebay.ca/upandrunning. Need a website? Visit tailorpage.com
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August 11, 2020
Ep. 514 Sachin Bhalla
A creative and data-driven marketer that has built customer journeys and digital/growth strategies across North America and Internationally. Excels at developing foundational marketing initiatives for start-ups, grow-ups and enterprise companies with a proven track record of success. Works closely with senior leaders to improve various facets of an organization – sales, product, operations and marketing (strategy, user funnels, automation – Marketing Cloud/SalesForce, data segmentation + implementation, digital media and metrics). Built teams on a global level and helped companies grow to ultimately reach acquisition. Offers well-developed leadership, EQ, excellent communications/delegation skills and ability to remain calm under pressure. Connect with Sachin https://www.linkedin.com/in/bhallasachin/?originalSubdomain=ca Today's episode was brought to you by the Just Go Grind Podcast with Justin Gordon Listen on iTunes> https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/just-go-grind-with-justin-gordon/id1397036566 Need a website? Visit tailorpage.com
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August 4, 2020
Ep. 513 Ross Morgan
Joining us today on the podcast is my brother Ross. As you will hear from today's episode, I didn't bring Ross on solely because we are blood-related. Ross is a super talented sales trainer that works with high-tech sales teams to grow revenue & acquire the right customers. He introduces us today on how to sell a different way, the conscious way.  In Ross' words: My Approach Most salespeople are trained on a playbook, hit the auto-dialer, and begin to belt out their rehearsed lines. Worse yet, those among them often considered “the best” are merely slightly better than the most at memorizing objection handles or pithy quotes from the playbook. The Conscious Selling methodology takes a radically different approach, one built for today’s buyer, one who is constantly learning and adapting to the market and whose needs are constantly evolving and changing—far faster than your playbook can keep up with. I don’t focus on static plays and already-dated playbooks. Instead, I focus on teaching your team how to achieve continuous value alignment with your buyers. The approach is consultative, no non-sense, and most importantly integrity-based. My reps have conversations that create win-win-win deals for business, customer, and customer’s customer alike. Connect with Ross on LinkedIn> https://www.linkedin.com/in/rhmorgan1/ Today's episode was brought to you by the Just Go Grind Podcast with Justin Gordon Listen on iTunes> https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/just-go-grind-with-justin-gordon/id1397036566 Need a website? Visit tailorpage.com
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July 28, 2020
Ep. 512 Brad Dalgarno
Brad is a former NHL'er who played 9 seasons with the New York Islanders. He now is a partner at Starshot Marketing Group. He takes great pride not only in the quality of the work the agency delivers but the relationships earned along the way. His 9 years playing in the NHL for the New York Islanders taught him not to take individual or team success for granted, especially in high-pressure situations. It also proved that work and play are forever linked. Building and empowering a team to enact a finely honed vision is just the beginning. Brad knows success is earned every minute of every day on the ice or in the boardroom. Connect with Brad on LinkedIn> HERE Learn more about Starshot Marketing> https://starshot.com/ Today's episode is brought to you by the Just Go Grind Podcast with Justin Gordon Listen on iTunes> https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/just-go-grind-with-justin-gordon/id1397036566 Need a website? Visit tailorpage.com
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July 21, 2020
Ep. 511 Darren Gold
Darren is the Managing Partner of The Trium Group, where he serves as an executive coach to the CEOs of many of the world’s most influential companies. He is the author of the book Master Your Code: The Art, Wisdom, and Science of Leading an Extraordinary Life. The book has received significant praise from the CEOs of companies like The Home Depot, Lululemon, Dropbox, StubHub, Roche, and from experts in the field of leadership and personal development like Greg McKeown, author of the NYT best seller Essentialism. The feedback has been tremendous, with some calling Master Your Code “the most important thing I’ve read in years” and “one of the great personal development books of our generation.” Connect with Darren https://www.darrenjgold.com/ www.triumgroup.com Today's episode was brought to you by Proton Mail. Get 20% off an annual subscription when you visit protonmail.com/grind.
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July 14, 2020
Ep. 510 Peter Taunton
Peter Taunton is a pioneer in the fitness industry. In 2003, he had a vision for Snap Fitness: to create an affordable, 24-7, results-driven gym differentiated from the impersonal, expensive big-box experience. Today there are Snap Fitness franchises in 2,500 locations in 26 countries. And Taunton, CEO of Lift Brands, didn’t stop there. Taunton is an expert at understanding consumer desires and fulfilling them. In recent years, he has acquired and founded several brands to round out the consumer-fitness experience: 9Round, Farrell’s, YogaFit, STEELE Fitness, Fitness On Demand. Together with the Snap Fitness brand, they comprise the world’s largest wellness franchise organization, serving 165 million workouts and counting. Taunton, who prior to founding Snap Fitness owned nine America’s Fitness Centers, has designed a franchise-development operation that is the envy of the industry. He leads with infectious enthusiasm, which attracts prospective owners from all over the world. He provides them with affordable financing, world-class support and an easy turnkey process. Most importantly he teaches them his own management philosophy, “Success is 10 per cent what happens to you and 90 per cent how you react to it.” Taunton’s accomplishments have been well-recognized by the business community. In 2010, he was named an Ernst and Young “Entrepreneur of the Year.” His companies have also been featured for six years running in such prestigious industry lists as Entrepreneur 500, Inc 5000, Top Global and Franchise 500. For Taunton, it comes down to one word: passion. He has it, he teaches it, and the results speak for themselves. Even as his operations expand, he remains ever-committed to providing owners and members with the tools and programs they need to reach life-changing goals.    Today I have over 6000 locations across three wellness brands in 28 countries. Connect With Peter Visit: www.liftbrands.com Today's podcast was brought to you by Proton Mail. Get 20% off an annual subscription when you visit protonmail.com/grind.  Today's podcast was brought to you by Skillshare. Get 2 FREE months of premium membership when you visit skillshare.com/grind. 
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July 7, 2020
Ep. 509 David Mead
David is committed to a world in which the vast majority of people wake up inspired to go to work, feel safe while they're there and go home at the end of the day fulfilled by the work they do. Today, he's here to share a few simple ideas that are helping to make that world a reality. In 2004, he started a career in corporate training. A few years later, while earning an MBA with a focus in Organizational Development, he realized something. What he, and so many other people, were being taught in business school was contributing to the poor leadership he had been enduring for much of his career. In 2009, shortly after beginning his MBA studies, he met, and was inspired by Simon Sinek and his concept of the Golden Circle and was invited to join Simon's team. He started by developing content to help Simon share his powerful ideas and in 2012 he began speaking and facilitating workshops to help shift people's perceptions about leadership and culture. David has now taken his years of practice and co-authored with Simon, Find Your Why, a step-by-step, practical guide on how to discover the Why for any individual, team or organization. David is globally recognized as the “How” guy to Simon’s “Why.” David has presented these simple, inspiring ideas on 5 continents to over 150 organizations in a wide range of industries such as athletics, technology, retail, healthcare, finance, government and hospitality. Regardless of the organization's size, industry or country, David finds that these ideas resonate with those who want to find meaning in what they do and are committed to creating a culture where people come before profit. Connect With David startwithwhy.com Twitter - @djmead Insta - dm_sww Find Your Why - https://startwithwhy.com/books?ref=home Facebook Group- https://www.facebook.com/simonsinek/
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June 30, 2020