Don't Wait. Leap!

Don't Wait. Leap!

By Bill DeSimone
Don’t wait. Leap! is a podcast launched in March 2017 focused on business owners’ stories-both before they leaped and what life is like now that they did.
Tom Olsen, Lobster Life Systems
Join me as I speak with Tom Olsen, President of Lobster Life Systems  about being a risk taker - including risking literally everything he  owned in order to own his own business.  We go DEEP on the supermarket  business and how he decided to make the transition from the corporate  office to owning his own business.
1:56:47
May 16, 2020
Emily Adams, K9 Boot Camp
Join me as I speak with Emily Adams of K9 Boot Camp about how she moved  from California to New York at the age of 17 to chase her dream of being  a musician and how a chance encounter with a dog walker set her on the  path to entrepreneurship.
1:36:41
May 16, 2020
Nick Pascarella, Novomni IT Consultants
Season 2, Episode 3 Join me as I speak with music major turned IT Consultant and part time  actor Nick Pascarella as we talk about how he transitioned throughout  his career from rock and roll drummer to sales to eventually his own  firm, and how his particular networking style helped him be successful.
1:25:59
May 16, 2020
Matt Grossman, Grossman Plumbing and Heating
Season 2, Episode 2 - Deuces are wild! Join me for as I speak with Matt Grossman, head of Grossman Plumbing  and Heating in Bergen County, New Jersey.  Matt tells us how he combined  his degree in Marketing from St. John's University with a family  history of plumbing (4th generation!) to build a successful business -  one customer and one Yelp review at a time.  This one is for all the  folks who succeed in businesses where they overcome the fact everyone's already "got a guy".
1:06:55
May 16, 2020
Harlan York, Immigration Law, Harlan York and Associates
Season 2 premiere!  Join me as I speak with leading immigration lawyer  Harlan York of Harlan York and Associates in Newark, NJ.  Naturally, we  go deep on immigration, but also what it was like growing up with  teachers turned entrepreneurs, and how they - and his experience in  their retail store - shaped how he grows his legal practice.  This is  one you won't want to miss.
1:08:50
May 16, 2020
Brian Riback, Labrador Connect (conclusion)
Season 1, Episode 6b - FINALE Join me for the conclusion of my  conversation with Brian Riback of Labrador Connect about being a  contrarian troublemaker, the value of starting your career by working in  retail, of living life without expectations, and why you shouldn’t call  someone’s baby ugly.
58:36
May 16, 2020
Brian Riback, Labrador Connect
Season 1, Episode 6  Two part Season Finale! Join me as I speak with Brian Riback  of Labrador Connect about being a contrarian troublemaker, the value of  starting your career by working in retail, of living life without  expectations, and why you shouldn’t call someone’s baby ugly.
51:43
May 16, 2020
Lois Kramer-Perez, Mambo Feng Shui
Season 1, Episode 5 Join me as I speak with Lois  Kramer-Perez of Mambo Feng Shui in Paramus, NJ about making the leap  from fashion design to feng shui solopreneur, the power of ringing a  bell, building a “mastermind” group to drive outcomes and  accountability, and doing what you love.
57:57
May 16, 2020
Karen Foote, Rebalance Reiki and Massage
Season 1, Episode 4 Join me as I speak with Karen Foote of Rebalance Reiki and Massage of  Westwood, NJ about making the move from crying in the bathroom at her  first job to accidentally starting her first business, and the power of  being OK with sounding crazy.
54:39
May 16, 2020
Shari Beagelman, Zen Family Yoga
Season 1, Episode 3 Join me as I speak with Shari Beagelman of Zen  Family Yoga in Ramsey, NJ about her life as a rule breaker, her pre-yoga  life in biotech public relations, and how she is using her memory of  her high school days to help today's high schoolers declutter their  brains and focus.
38:12
May 16, 2020
Frank J. Materia, Attorney at The Law Office of Frank J. Materia
Season 1, Episode 2 Join me as I speak with Montclair, NJ Attorney Frank J. Materia about  growing up in Italy, the transition from studying to be a doctor to  studying the law, and the power of the realization that he is "borrowing  his name from his family".
1:04:30
May 16, 2020
Dan Bitecola, Halpin Bitecola Brookdale Funeral and Cremation Service
Season 1, Episode 1 Join me and my guest Dan Bitecola of Halpin Bitecola Brookdale  Funeral Home in Bloomfield, NJ as we discuss his journey to  entrepreneurship and the details behind running a funeral home business.
49:10
March 7, 2017